Aarggh! It’s back! YorkMix went round the scary haunted houses at York Maze last year and ended up running in a blind panic through the fields. Great fun – but don’t have nightmares… Till October 31 – more here.
World record attempt
Join York Dungeon in their attempt to create the longest line of carved pumpkins in history. They need to get 1,511 to impress those Guinness World Records types. On Saturday from 10.30am – more here.
Festival of the Spoken Nerd
Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve ‘Danger’ Mould (ITV1 I Never Knew That About Britain) and geek songstress Helen Arney (BBC2 Coast) mix astonishing science with statistically significant comedy at the Barbican on Saturday – more here.
Empire Records Night
Empire Records was the 1995 coming of age film which starred a young Renée Zellweger and Liv Tyler among others. The much-loved movie is being shown as part of a fundraising night for York Mind, which will be followed by York musicians doing covers of the soundtrack. On Sunday at 7pm, Fulford Arms – more here.
Chocolate Week ends this Sunday, so there’s still time to get yourself over to Goddards to follow the choccie trail, have a go at chocolate box making and challenge your tastebuds in a blind tasting. Till Sunday – more here.
Inspired in York
The team at Arts York, a website for culture vultures, have emerged from cyberspace to curate an art exhibition. Inspired In York features works from a diverse range of artists, including illustrators, painters and a stained glass artist. At Plastic Fortune Studios, Stonebow House till October 22 – more here.