Your Weekend Guide to Bull City & Beyond, April 5th – 7th, 2024

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival – Through Sunday – This annual international festival returns for its first in-person showcase of top nonfiction films, screenings and panel discussions since the onset of COVID-19. Fifty films will be screened over the next four days at venues including the Carolina Theatre and Durham Convention Center. Two free screenings will be held at Durham Central Park – “Good Night Oppy” at 8:30 p.m. on Friday and “Apollo 11” at the same time on Saturday. Filmmakers Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit curated this year’s thematic program, “In Process: Documenting Creativity,” which includes four features and two shorts, each exploring the creative challenges and successes artists on both sides of the lens endure in the production process. “Eno,” a documentary about musician Brian Eno that Gary directed and co-produced with Jessica, will also be screened.  The festival closes with a free screening and filmmaker panel for “Luther: Never Too Much” at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Flying Bull Beer Company Opening – Friday and Saturday, noon-9pm – The Durham beer company celebrates the opening of its second location on Morris Street with savory food, craft cocktails and beers, plus live music, local vendors, arts, crafts and face painting.

Run Wild Fun Run – Saturday, 7:30-9am – The Museum of Life and Science and Fleet Feet host a 1-mile run through the museum’s outdoor campus from Gateway Park through the North Loop and back. After the run, participants can chat with running professionals and explore the museum with $5 off admission. 

Science of Movement – Saturday, 10am-1pm – Learn from experts about how human and animal physiology impacts movement, how injury rehabilitation works, and how mobility aids enhance the body’s capabilities at the Museum of Life and Science. The event follows the Run Wild Fun Run, so get to the museum early for the full experience!

Plant Festival – Saturday, 10am-1pm – Backyard Treasures Plant Sale hosts its second annual Plant Festival at 721 Foster St. before its plant sale on April 13. Extension Master Gardeners, along with local community partners, present research-based gardening practices and offer plant protection solutions that aim to enhance the environment and community. Many plants that are a part of the festival will be available for purchase at next week’s sale.

Bull City Beer Mile – Sunday, 2-5:30pm – The Glass Jug Beer Lab and Bull City Running Co. welcome individuals and relay teams to compete in this third annual ultimate fusion of athleticism and beer at Durham Central Park. This 1-mile drinking race involves consuming a 12-ounce beer before each quarter-mile lap as spectators cheer on the runners. Join the party with a live DJ, food trucks and the Glass Jug beer trailer for a day of spirited fun! 

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