Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Party at BookPeople. Everyone might have celebrated the 20th anniversary of the "Harry Potter" series last year, but there’s another milestone this year: the 20th anniversary of the books publishing in the U.S. BookPeople is celebrating on Harry — and author J.K. Rowling’s — birthday. The evening’s events include wizard-style portraiture, a Marauder’s Map scavenger hunt, a fantastical costume contest, trivia and so much more. Don your robes and flourish your wands for one last trip to Hogwarts. 6 to 9 p.m. July 31. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Make It Tuesday at the Bullock Museum. Start wrapping up summer family time with this late-morning arts-and-crafts session. At Make It Tuesdays, families will create or invent new things each week through Aug. 9 — just before school kicks off again — and this week, participants will create bold and colorful mini-canvases inspired by the art in current Bullock exhibit "Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic." The program starts at 10 a.m. on July 31, but you can show up any time during the two-hour timeframe. $9-$13. 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-4629, thestoryoftexas.com.
"From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism" at the Blanton Museum. One of the Blanton’s current rotating exhibits illustrates the diverse range of art that was explored in the 1960s and ’70s in Latin America, when conceptualism began to take root in a new way. It was a time when artwork began to become politicized. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 26. $5-$9. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-5482, blantonmuseum.org.
Harry Potter’s Birthday Party at Pinot’s Palette. Celebrate the birthday of everyone’s favorite wizard with a special painting. Pinot’s Palette is offering the chance to create a work of art perfect for any wizard or witch who wants to combine a famous painting — Vincent Van Gogh’s "Starry Night" — with the castle in a favorite book (Hogwarts, of course). No experience is required to participate in the class, and all you need to bring is something boozy to drink as well as a snack, if you like. 7 to 10 p.m. July 31. $45. 13435 N. Hwy. 183, Ste. 306. pinotspalette.com.
Sound & Cinema with Go Fever and "Mean Girls" at Long Center Lawn. The next-to-last installment of this popular music-and-film summer series features the best band of the bunch. Go Fever, fronted by Australian transplant Acey Monaro, plays engaging and infectious indie-pop that should serve as a good lead-in to Tina Fey’s 2004 comedy "Mean Girls." Free. 6 p.m. gates, 7:30 p.m. music; movie follows Aug. 1. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. — Peter Blackstock