22 things to do in York this weekend, March 14-15, 2015

13 Mar 2015 @ 5.03 pm
| Entertainment
mix-six-logo-rightIt’s the weekend we celebrate mums everywhere. And if your mother is Irish, into music, comedy and theatre, she’s in for a packed weekend of fun. Full listings in our What’s On Guide

Jericho Keys presents… and more music

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On form… Hello Operator
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BBC York Introducing supermo Jericho Keys presents three bands that are going places – Hello Operator, Boss Caine and Skinner – at a special event at The Basement. Sat Mar 14 from 7.30pm at The Basementmore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Arthur Brown The Basement Fri @ 8pm
Vesper Walk Fallen Angel Show Nat Centre For Early Music Sat @ 7.30pm
UK Foo Fighters Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
Fawn Spots album launch party York City Rowing Club Sat @ 7.30pm
Yorkshire Bach Choir St Michael le Belfrey Sat @ 7.30pm

St Patrick’s Festival – & more family events

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For the first time, the York Irish Association presents a St Patrick’s Weekend festival. Look out for music, dance, poetry and storytelling, all in St Sampson’s Square, Sat @ 11am-9.30pm, Sun @ 1pm-4pmmore here.

Full details Join the craic – York stages its first St Patrick’s Weekend festival

More family events

Event Venue Time
York Theatre Royal Open Day Theatre Royal 11am-4pm
Steampunk Science DIG, St Saviourgate Sat @ 11am-4pm
Make Something Special For Mum Beningbrough Hall Sun @ 1pm-3pm
Museum Monkeys Mother’s Day Saturday Special York Castle Museum 10am-11am
See also 31 great gifts for Mother’s Day from York

Up The Women – and more women’s week events

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In this unique event, The History Girls recreate an Edwardian suffragette meeting. Expect surprises, fun, afternoon tea, crafts and even rabble rousing songs. Sat from 3pm at St Olave’s church hallmore here.

More International Women’s Week events

Event Venue Time
Exit by Real People Theatre Priory Street Centre Sat @ 2pm
Women’s perspectives on human rights York Explore Sat @ 1pm
Curiosity Walk and Talk Tadcaster Road Sat @ 10.30am

One Man, Two Guvnors – and more theatre

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The smash hit National Theatre farce comes to the end of its run in York. Loads of laughs, and music too – read our review here. Till Sat @ Grand Opera Housemore here.

More theatre

Event Venue Time
The Wedding Singer Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Jekyll And Hyde Merchant Adventurers’ Hall Sat @ 7.30pm
South Pacific Theatre Royal Sat @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun @ 7.30pm
Brief Lives Friargate Theatre Sat @ 7.30pm

Richard III Experience updated

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This, believe it or not, is the oldest gun barrel found in this country. It is one of the new relics on show at the Richard III Experience in Monk Bar from this weekend, in the month of the king’s reinterment. There’s also a civil war soldier’s skeleton. Open 10am-4pmmore here.

Saturday Night Lounge comedy club

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If you’re still in the mood for laughs after Red Nose Day, head over to York’s Hyena Lounge. The four stand-ups appearing this Saturday from 8pm are Eddy Brimson, Gavin Webster, Peter Brush & Jonathan Mayor. At The Basementmore here.