The Siblings Peculiar dive into Harry Potter conspiracy theories.

The Siblings Peculiar [peh-kew-lair] dive into Harry Potter conspiracy theories.

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Youth Troupe Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 12:00 PM

Kimmel Center Presents in Partnership with PSCA

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Youth Troupe

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017

12:00 PM

If you have 15 minutes free, here are 15 free minutes.

Details at kimmelcenter.org

The 2016 festival attracted over 45,000 people. There was enough parking for about 45 people, so this was a bit awkward. There's a new plan for 2017.

The 7th Annual Harry Potter Festival returns to Chestnut Hill, PA, on October 21, 2017, from 11 am to 4 pm.

Hermione, 2012

Quidditch Tournament at Chestnut Hill College
9 am - 4 pm

Festival, Chestnut Hill
11 am - 4 pm

Shuttle buses and police checkpoints for Harry Potter Festival

The 2016 festival attracted over 45,000 people. There was enough parking for  about 45 people, so this was a bit awkward. There's a new plan for 2017.

There's also a bit of festivity on Friday night (the 20th) in Chestnut Hill.

More information

May 21, 2017, was the final show of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. It began at 7pm EST and ran for a little over two hours. Then everyone went home.

May 21, 2017, was the final show of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Much has been written about this; the short version is that the name was too long for modern audiences. It began at 7pm EST and ran for a little over two hours. Then everyone went home.

Feld Entertainment will no doubt find new jobs for the acts and crew in their other productions, and likely there will be some other circus-like show popping up at some point. The point is this is the end of an era; while there will always be the connection of the tradition of the circus, the loss of the actual 149-year-old circus is a big moment in the life of a world.