20 things to do in York this weekend, October 10-11, 2015

9 Oct 2015 @ 3.18 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightIt’s a sporty weekend, with thousands of runners surging around York following the final day’s racing on Knavesmire. But you can also sit back and relax at a show or gig… The full round-up, as always, in our What’s On Guide.

York Marathon

Putting a smile on the city's face, the Yorkshire Marathon
Putting a smile on the city’s face, the Yorkshire Marathon
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Thousands of feet will pound York’s ancient streets on Sunday for the third Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. With a new 10-mile race, star names and a sprinkling of bonkers costumes, the event will be one of the most colourful in the city’s calendar.

York Marathon 2015: Your complete guide

More to do outdoors

Event Venue Time
Military Heroes In The Cemetery York Cemetery Sun @ 2pm

Final day at York Races

The last chance for some horse play at Knavesmire
The last chance for some horse play at Knavesmire
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A spectacular season of sport is wrapped up on Knavesmire as York Racecourse hosts the October finale on Saturday. There will be a military band performing during the afternoon to add to the festival atmosphere. More details here.

Autumn Fair at St Nicks

Apple juicing and apple pies are among the treats at St Nicks. Photograph © Chorengel on Creative Commons
Apple juicing and apple pies are among the treats at St Nicks. Photograph © Chorengel via Creative Commons
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Feeling bereft after the end of the Bake Off? Fear not, there’s a baking contest at the St Nicks Autumn Fair, as well as apple juicing, pond dipping, stalls and all sorts of good natured fun. On Saturday from 1pm-5pmmore here.

More family fun

Event Venue Time
Eboracum To York: Draw The Story DIG Sat @ noon-3pm
Holgate Mill Open Weekend Windmill Rise Sat & Sun @ 11am-4pm
Apple Week Beningbrough Hall Sat & Sun @ 11am-5pm
Open Conker Championship The Gillygate Sun @ 2pm-5pm

Dapper Laughs

Dapper chills…
Dapper chills…
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He’s a comedian who courts controversy and has even provoked petitions to ban him from the ITV2 airwaves and a university campus or two. So his appearance at Fibbers on Sunday is a chance for York to judge Dapper Laughs – aka Daniel O’Reilly – for ourselves. Full details here.

More comedy

Event Venue Time
Saturday Night Lounge Duchess Sat @ 8pm

An Evening Of Dirty Dancing

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Celebrating the “greatest movie soundtrack of all time”, this high-energy show at the Grand Opera House includes classic hits like Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and of course the Oscar-winning (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. Saturday at 7.30pmmore here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
The Adventures Of Aladdin Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 7pm
The Wizard Of Oz Archbishop Holgate’s School Sat @ 7pm

Not York Average Oxjam

Mesmer. (don't forget the full stop) are among the acts at Oxjam
Mesmer. (don’t forget the full stop) are among the acts at Oxjam
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Organised by a bunch of “disturbingly enthusiastic York teens”, this charity-minded music extravaganza brings original music from local acts to the Fulford Arms. Featuring the indie sound of Toby Jackson, York/Leeds based alt-punk band Mesmer., and Hull’s incredible folk singer Katie Spencer. Sunday from 6pm – more here.

More music

Event Venue Time
York Guildhall Orchestra Barbican Sat @ 7.30pm
The Lancashire Hotpots Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
York City Gospel Choir Bedern Hall Sat @ 8pm
Euros Childs Basement Sat @ 8pm
Faraday Waves [Music] Victoria Vaults Sat @ 8.30pm
York Turnpike Trust Edinburgh Arms Sat @ 9.15pm