26 things to do in York this weekend, September 24-25 2016

Badroulbadour is the Princess of Arabian Nights fame who captured Aladdin's heart. Photograph: Pick Me Up Theatre
23 Sep 2016 @ 3.43 pm
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mix-six-logo-2016What’s happening this weekend? Food glorious food. And drink glorious drink. Away from the gala of grub, there’s music and a daring new art exhibition. Find everything you need to know in our super-soaraway What’s On Guide.

York Food & Drink Festival

Hands-on foodie fun for the kids. Photograph: York Food & Drink Festival
Hands-on foodie fun for the kids. Photograph: York Food & Drink Festival
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Smack those lips, loosen those belts and get ready for York’s great food rush. Markets, masterclasses and much more are planned over a tasty ten days, with the emphasis on fresh, local food and drink. Till October 2 across the city – more here.

York Food & Drink Festival is back for 2016

More food and drink

Event Venue Time
4th Cawood Beer Festival Sat 12pm-10pm Old Boys School, Cawood
English Sparkling Wine Tasting York Guildhall Sat @ 7pm
Skosh at the Guildhall York Guildhall Sun @ 7pm

Yorfest

Headliners The Lightning Seeds. Photograph: lightningseeds.co..uk
Headliners The Lightning Seeds. Photograph: lightningseeds.co..uk
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With two stages of live music, the second ever Yorfest is ready to rock Knavesmire again. Headliners The Lightning Seeds are backed up by The Rifles, The Slow Readers Club and many more. From 1pm on Saturdaymore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
City of Bradford Brass in Concert St Paul’s Church Sat @ 7.30pm
The Academy of St Olave’s autumn concert St Olave’s, Marygate Sat @ 8pm
The Mothers Victoria Vaults Sun @ 4pm
York Swings Against Cancer Jo Ro Theatre Sun @ 7pm

Flesh at York Art Gallery

More than a pound of flesh here…
More than a pound of flesh here…
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When this was announced, we asked Is this York’s most daring art exhibition ever? And with much nudity and decomposition featuring in the artworks, it’s certain to raise a few eyebrows. With pieces Asking questions about mortality, race, gender and more, go along for yourself to see what the fuss is about – more here.

More art

Event Venue Time
Little Shambles, Big Art Shambles Market Sun from 10.30am
Shades of Black & White Lotte Inch Gallery Daily
Jorvik: Home and Abroad St Mary’s Church Daily
The Weird & The Wonderful Fairfax House daily
Wolf Hall Comes To York Barley Hall Daily

York Mumbler Big Weekend

Half price fun at Piglets
Half price fun at Piglets
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Parenting website York Mumbler has recently clocked up 10K members on its Facebook group and is celebrating with a party to which we’re all invited. The group has secured half price tickets into tots favourite Piglets Adventure Farm (£3.75 for adults and £4.25 for children) but they must be booked in advance. On Saturday and Sundaymore here.

More family events

Event Venue Time
Holgate Windmill Open Weekend Windmill Rise Sat & Sun
New Earswick Reserve Open Day New Earswick Sat @ 12pm-4pm

Disenchanted!

Badroulbadour is the Princess of Arabian Nights fame who captured Aladdin's heart. Photograph: Pick Me Up Theatre
Badroulbadour is the Princess of Arabian Nights fame who captured Aladdin’s heart. Photograph: Pick Me Up Theatre
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There’s a UK premiere in York this week. Pick Me Up Theatre have brought the subversive Disenchanted! show from New York to the John Cooper Studio Theatre. A comedy musical, it turns sappy soppy Disney princesses into characters who are altogether sassier. From Fri Sept 23 to Oct 1more here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
Gangsta Granny Grand Opera House Till Sat
The Pirates of Penzance Jo Ro Theatre Till Sat
When We Are Married York Theatre Royal Till Sat
The Collector York Theatre Royal studio Till Sat
SAY OWT SLAM #11 featuring Scott Tyrrell Basement Sat @ 7.30pm

York 50+ Festival

Walking football at Burnholme is one of the many activities
Walking football at Burnholme is one of the many activities
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More than 120 events are lined up at the 12th York 50+ Festival. Kicking off on Saturday and running to October 20, the fest offers everything from walking football to belly dancing, glass fusing workshops to life coaching. More here.

More miscellany

Event Venue Time
G-Con – Gundam Convention York Racecourse Sat & Sun