22 things to do in York this weekend, February 11-12, 2017

The future's so bright you've got to wear shades… Photograph: Tood & Moore
10 Feb 2017 @ 4.09 pm
| Entertainment

It’s another vintage weekend in York, with retro shopping and classic pop. But there’s also cutting edge contemporary comedy and a dystopian vision of the future…

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York Does Vintage

The future’s so bright you’ve got to wear shades… Photograph: Tood & Moore

The popular vintage fair returns to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. Lots to buy from clothes to homeware, plus live music and an old-fashioned tearoom. Sunday from 11ammore here

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Bump & Baby Expo at the Racecourse on Sunday from 10am

Comedy at The Basement

Comedian, improviser and actor Marlon Davis

Street smart stand-up at the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at The Basement, headlined by Marlon Davis. The award-winning comedian has supported Michael McIntyre and Alan Carr and his acute observations have seen him compared to Chris Rock. Saturday from 7.30pmmore here

See also
The Pirates of Penzance at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Saturday @ 2.30pm and 7.30pm
The Love HAFLA – Arabic dance show at Clements Hall from 2pm-6pm

Roy Orbison lives!

Barry Steele aka The Big O aka Roy Orbison

You need a top set of vocal cords to emulate the Big O. Fortunately Barry Steele has the singing chops required, and performs classics from the Sixties to the Eighties at the Grand Opera House on Saturday. More here

See also
Paul Carrack at the Barbican on Sunday @ 7pm
Nadia Reid at the Fulford Arms on Saturday @ 7.30pm
Edwina Hayes and David Ward Maclean at the Winning Post on Saturday @ 8.30pm
Joska & Anthony at The Nook on Saturday @ 8.30pm
Brotherhood at the Acorn Rugby Club on Sunday @ 3.30pm
Her Name Is Calla + guests at The Crescent on Sunday @ 4pm
Alice and the Atoms at the Victoria Vaults on Sunday @ 4pm
Kaela Rowan at The Black Swan on Sunday @ 7.30pm
Young Legionnaire at Fibbers on Sun @ 7.30pm
Wolfe Trap at The Fossgate Social on Sunday @ 8pm

The Machine Stops


It was written by EM Forster in 1909, but this dystopian vision of the future looks all too relevant today. The Machine Stops tells the story of a world where humans have retreated underground and are completely reliant on the Machine for their every need. At York Theatre Royal till Feb 18more here

See also
The Maltese Falcon at Fairfax House on Saturday at 7pm
Frankenstein: Revelations at York Medical Society till Feb 25
National Festival of LGBT History: Yorkshire Hub at York Explore on Saturday from 10.30am
The Yorkshire Gathering – Friends of the Earth at Priory Street Centre from 10.30am
Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball 2017 at York Racecourse on Saturday at 6.45pm