Your Weekend Guide to Bull City & Beyond: Labor Day Weekend 2023

Retro Film Series – Friday, 7pm – Celebrating 25 years this season, the weekly series brings double features of classic movies back to the big screen at the Carolina Theatre. This week’s selections are two Alfred Hitchcock films: “Dial M For Murder” and “Family Plot.” 

The Carolina Inn’s Birthday Celebration
Mark your calendars for the 100th birthday of The Carolina Inn! To kick off the celebration, the Inn has partnered with Carolina Brewery to craft their very own Centennial Lager aptly named 1924. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include raffles, samples and swag. Come earlier or stay later to sip on cocktails and enjoy food truck cuisine as part of the weekly Fridays on the Front Porch gatherings. 

Bull City Cakes Grand Opening – Saturday, 1:30-6pm – Celebrate Bull City Confectionaries brick-and-mortar’s grand opening – the first 20 people to arrive receive a free treat!

Full Moon Fever Bike Ride – Saturday, 7:30-10:30pm – Take a night ride with Durham Community Trail Watch along the American Tobacco Trail. The first ride begins in front of Mellow Mushroom at 7:30pm and is approximately 32 miles; the second ride leaves from Bean Traders at 8:30pm and is approximately 16 miles. Helmets and lights are required, and riders are free to stop and turn around at any point in the journey. 

DCP Labor Day Food Truck Rodeo – Sunday, noon-4pm – Taste a wide variety of fare from food and drink vendors, and enjoy music and family fun at Durham Central Park. These quarterly events raise much-needed funds that help to operate, beautify, program and improve the park’s 5 acres.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention 
Experience the 23rd season of North Carolina’s favorite awe-inspiring puppet show, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, at the Forest Theatre, joined this year by Grammy-nominee storytellers Nnenna Freelon and Pierce Freelon. Nnenna is the show’s writer, narrator and vocalist while Pierce joins the cast as composer, performer and puppeteer. Accompanied with live music, this unique, larger-than-life performance of “Where Our Spirits Reside” is sure to inspire viewers of all ages. The show takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 17 in Chapel Hill. Every show starts at 7 p.m., with a 6:20 pre-show.

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