Your Weekend Guide to Bull City & Beyond: February 23rd – 24th, 2024

Nevermore Film Festival – Friday, 2:40pm through Sunday, 8pm – Now in its 25th year, the juried competition film festival at the Carolina Theatre features dozens of brand-new feature and short films across the genres of horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, animation and thrillers. The festival has screened more than 1,500 films since its inception in 1999 and offers an online streaming option as well. 

Tea Cup Gin – Friday, 8:30pm – The band brings underground speakeasy vibes and tunes to Arcana Bar and Lounge, doling out a modern twist on 20th century jazz. Cocktail specials and tarot readings will also be on tap.

Craft Cider and Mead Tasting Experience – Saturday, 1-8pm – The Glass Jug Beer Lab in RTP hosts 10 cideries and meaderies as they share their creative offerings that range from dry to sweet, fruited to funky. Participants include Honeygirl MeaderyMoon Dog Meadery and Botanist and Barrel Cidery and Winery, among others. 

Build-a-Birdhouse Family Workshop  – Saturday, 2-3pm – New Hope Audubon Society hosts a family birdhouse workshop at North Carolina Botanical Garden from 2-3 p.m., where participants can learn about eastern bluebirds, make a birdhouse and gain insight on how to properly take care of their own nest box. 

2024 Black Business Gala – Saturday, 6-10pm –  Celebrate the continuous history of Black business achievement in Durham with The Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce at the Durham Armory. The gala honors Spectacular Magazine CEO and Publisher Phyllis Coley as its 2024 Woman of the Year, and North Carolina Center for Dermatology physician and Dr. Clearskin founder Dr. Jeffrey Scales as the 2024 Man of the Year. The GDBCC will also honor Marsh’s Rentals as the 2024 Emerging Business of the Year; Couch & Associates PC as the 2024 Longstanding Business of the Year; and the Hayti Reborn – Justice Movement as its 2024 Community Organization of the year. The 2024 Connia Watson Scholarship Award will also be presented to two outstanding high school seniors.

Mounting a Staghorn Fern – Sunday, 10am – Learn how to mount your own staghorn fern – named for its uniquely shaped leaves – around your house from For Garden’s Sake’s Morgan Burke. The lesson covers everything from how to choose the type of wood and prepare the fern to securing the wood in place and caring for the plant. 

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