22 things to do this weekend, July 18-19, 2015

On at the Ainsty, mod favourites The 5:15's. Photograph © Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
17 Jul 2015 @ 2.56 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightIf you’re feeling energetic, cycle to Pluto and back. Or just have a mooch round the coin fair and take in some great music and shows. Full details in our What’s On Guide

Ainsty Fest – and more music

On at the Ainsty, mod favourites The 5:15's. Photograph © Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
On at the Ainsty, mod favourites The 5:15’s. Photograph © Marc McGarraghy / Yellow Mustang Photography
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They know their music at the Ainsty, so you can be sure of a hugely entertaining afternoon. Among the artists featured in the third Ainsty Fest are Toby Burras and The 5:15’s. Runs from noon till late on Saturdaymore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
The Resonators Volunteer Arms Sat @ 7pm
Soon Amore York Cemetery Sat @ 7pm
Punk Fun Times Fulford Arms Sat @ 8pm
Faraday Waves Victoria Vaults Sun @ 4pm
The Mothers Kennedy’s Sun @ 7pm
NA Music Showcase Basement Bar Sun @ 8pm

York Motor Show – and more fundraising

A Toleman F1 car from Ebor GT Motorsport who are sponsoring and attending the York Motor Show
A Toleman F1 car from Ebor GT Motorsport who are sponsoring and attending the York Motor Show
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If you are a bit of a Jeremy Clarkson at heart, or just someone who can admire the design engineering of a well-turned wheel arch, then the York Motor Show is for you. Held at the York Auction Centre from 1pm on Sundaymore here.

More fundraising

Event Venue Time
Jammin’ For Jessie’s Basement Bar Sat @ 8pm
Tea In The Meadow Three Hagges Wood Sat @ 3.30pm
Summer Ball Novotel Sat @ 7pm

York Stamp & Coin Fair

Photograph © ahmad bakri on Flickr
Photograph © ahmad bakri on Flickr
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Whether you are looking for that elusive Penny Red or just interested in history, the stamp and coin fair at York Racecourse will provide much to see and enjoy. Nearly 100 stamp and postal history dealers and 60-plus coin, banknote and medal dealers will be there. On Saturday from 10am to 4pmmore here.

More shopping

Event Venue Time
Huntington Community Centre Table Top Sale Orchard Park Community Centre Sat @ 11am-3pm

Fishergate Postern Open Day

Fishergate Postern. Photograph © Harry Mitchell on Wikimedia Commons
Fishergate Postern. Photograph © Harry Mitchell on Wikimedia Commons
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Climb the narrow spiral staircase to see the rooms on three floors where the gatekeeper and his family once lived. The postern dates back 500 years – it’s well worth this rare chance to see inside. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pmmore here.

More family events

Event Venue Time
Haxby Playgroup Summer Fair Haxby Memorial Hall Sat 10am-2pm
Sweet Talk Castle Museum Sat & Sun @ 10am-4pm
Jorvik Life Trail Yorkshire Museum Sat & Sun @ 10am-4.30pm
Planting The Past Fulford Library Sat & Sun @ 10.30am-11.30am
World Record Activities Huntington Library Sat @ 10.30am-noon

Sky Ride York

Fun for all ages, as these York participants in a previous city Sky Ride can attest. Photograph: Sky Rides on Facebook
Fun for all ages, as these York participants in a previous city Sky Ride can attest. Photograph: Sky Rides on Facebook
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Summer travel doesn’t get more enjoyable than on a bike. So saddle up from Rowntree Park for this ride along the route which takes in the solar system models. Then you’ll be able to tell friends you cycled to Pluto and back. Sunday from 10ammore here.

More outdoor fun

Event Venue Time
Butterfly Walk Rawcliffe Meadows Sun @ 2pm

Derren Brown: Miracle

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Are you thinking of going to see Derren Brown? He already knows that… The master mind manipulator ends his week at the Grand Opera House in a show our reviewer called “genuinely astounding“. Saturday at 7.30pmmore here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
Egypt: Journey From The East Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 7.30pm