20 things to do in York this weekend, September 5-6 2015

Photograph: York Racecourse
4 Sep 2015 @ 7.40 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightLots for the active types this weekend, including a sporty birthday party. And with food, music and movies there’s something for all…

Family raceday

Photograph: York Racecourse
Photograph: York Racecourse
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School’s back next week, so have one last summer holiday hurrah with a trip to the Press Family Raceday on Sunday. As well as a full card of racing, York Racecourse will host pony races, live music, face painting and the annual visit of TV favourite Peppa Pig. More details here.

More outdoors fun

Event Venue Time
Brunswick Open Day Brunswick Organic Nursery Sat @ 11am-4pm
Small Mammal Trapping Rawcliffe Meadows Sat from 9.30am
Green Reaper Day St Nicks Sat @ 1pm-4pm
Poppleton Road Allotment Show Holy Redeemer Church Hall Sat @ 2pm
Dog Day at York Maze York Maze Sun @ 10am-6.30pm

Street Food Saturday

Nachos Amigos will be serving up tasty things like this at Monks Cross
Nachos Amigos will be serving up tasty things like this at Monks Cross
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Somehow food always tastes better outdoors. And you’ve a host of al fresco flavours to try at Street Food Saturday. Among those dishing up treats are Nachos Amigos, a pop-up which promises the best quality Mexican food, and Pitta Palace, with a whole variety of toppings or stuffings… All at Monks Cross Shopping Parkmore here.

Blood + Chocolate – The Movie

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It was an epic theatrical event, starring hundreds of you and garnering critical acclaim from the national press. And on Saturday afternoon there’s a chance to enjoy Blood + Chocolate again at a cinema-style presentation of the tale of war and confectionery. It’s held in a very appropriate venue – Joseph Rowntree Theatremore here.

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More cinema

Event Venue Time
Bheki Mseleku: Keeper of the Home York University Sat @ 6.30pm

York Sport Village birthday

Photograph: York Sport Village
Photograph: York Sport Village
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York Sport Village celebrates its third birthday on Saturday and we’re all invited to the party. The complex, including a gym, pool, pitches and tracks, is hosting an open day from 10am-3pm when you can use the members’ facilities for free – more here.

More sporty fun

Event Venue Time
Try Cycling Saturday Rowntree Park Sat @ 10am

Fossgate Festival

Street violinist Rupert Engledow will be entertaining everyone on Fossgate
Street violinist Rupert Engledow will be entertaining everyone on Fossgate
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The latest Fossgate Festival should be a feast of fun, food, music – and a little retail therapy. Held on that most independently-minded of streets, there will be music from violinist Rupert Engledow and many others, and a chance to visit quirky shops and artists’ studios – more here.

Jazz celebration

Darius Brubeck
Darius Brubeck
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A series of live music events, discussions, film showings, public lectures, book readings and record launches exploring South African jazz takes place over the next six days at York University. Events include Catherine and Darius Brubeck reading sketches from their book-in-progress Jazz Life, on Saturday at 5pmmore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Metal Massacre Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
Libby Redman Basement Sat @ 8pm
The Crocker Brothers & Katherine Crocker Volunteer Arms Sat @ 8.30pm
Pure Magic York Acorn Rugby Club Sat @ 9pm
Kickback Kennedy’s Sun @ 7pm
Mark Morriss Woolpack Inn Sun @ 7pm
Comedy & music night Huntington WMC Sat @ 8pm