27 things to do in York this weekend, October 1-2 2016

30 Sep 2016 @ 2.29 pm
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mix-six-logo-2016A free party, live portrait painting, Take That (nearly) and the end of the food fest this week. What do you fancy? See our What’s On Guidefor full details

CresFest 2016

Party time at the Crescent. Photograph: YorkMix
Party time at the Crescent. Photograph: YorkMix
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It was destined to be turned into flats until two brothers spotted the Crescent’s potential. One year on and the Crescent Community Venue is celebrating a brilliant first year with a free three-day event (Friday to Sunday) including family fun, a beer fest and, of course, lots and lots of music… More here.

Three-day party planned to mark York venue’s extraordinary first year

More music

Event Venue Time
Little Festival of Live Music Parliament Street Till Oct 1
Fitzwilliam String Quartet St Saviourgate Chapel Sat @ 7.30pm
Open Mic Night Basement Sat @ 7.30pm
Tcha Limberger’s Budapest Gypsy Orchestra York Theatre Royal Sat @ 7.30pm
Flyying Colours Fulford Arms Sun @ 7.30pm
York CD and Record Fair Basement Sat @ 10.30am-4pm

Portrait painting – live

David Hoyle by Lee Baxter
David Hoyle by Lee Baxter
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Beningbrough Hall is one of the venues in a national art event which sees artists painting a portrait before our eyes. At Beningbrough the artist is Tanya Raabe-Webber who will be interviewing her subject, star of Channel 4’s The Divine David, ‘anti-drag queen’ David Hoyle. Saturday, 10.30am-5pmmore here.

More family fun

Event Venue Time
Macmillan Cancer Cakes, Quiz & Music Afternoon Edinburgh Arms Sat @ 2pm
Apple Week Beningbrough Hall From Sun

Supersonic at City Screen

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Britpop, brotherly bickering and bad-mouthing Blur – that’s Oasis in a nutshell. Now the phenomenally popular band from back in the day are the subject of a new film documentary, Supersonic. City Screen are showing the movie on Sunday along with a livestreamed Q&A between the director and Liam Gallagher. More here.

More films

Event Venue Time
Film at the Folk Hall – Spotlight (15) Fri 7.30pm
Strangers on a Train + A Mighty Nice Man (short) City Screen Sun @ 1.10pm

The Art Market

Sculpture alley at York Art Market. Photograph: The Art Market on Facebook
Sculpture alley at York Art Market. Photograph: The Art Market on Facebook
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With 120 artists gathered at York Racecourse, this is Yorkshire’s largest contemporary art and crafts show. Lots of workshops and talks as well as untold things of beauty to admire and buy. Friday-Sundaymore here.

More art & exhibitions

Event Venue Time
Flesh York Art Gallery Till Mar 19
A Small Box of River Lotte Inch Gallery Till Oct 21
Remembering The Somme York Army Museum Till Sun
Jorvik: Home and Abroad St Mary’s Church Till Feb
The Weird & The Wonderful Fairfax House Till Dec 31
Wolf Hall Comes To York Barley Hall Till Mar 31

Rule The World

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Take That are back! But not for good. And not the real Take That either, although Gary Barlow has endorsed Rule The World, which is as good as a TT tribute band can ask for. They will be performing all the hits at Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Sunday and Monday. More here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
Keep Dancing Grand Opera House Till Sat
Richard III (A One Woman Show) York Old Fire Station Sat & Sun
Jersey Boy Tribute Show Acorn Rugby Club Sat @ 9pm
Disenchanted! John Cooper Studio Theatre Sat @ 7.30pm

Food and Drink finale

Photograph © George Hodan
Photograph © George Hodan
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It’s nearly time to dab the corner of our mouths with a napkin, loosen the belt a notch and call for a bill. But before York Food & Drink Festival finishes on Sunday, there are several juicy morsels to enjoy, including a York’s Chocolate Story talk and tasting and the supermarket wine challenge. More here.

More food and drink

Event Venue Time
Choc Affair Wine Tasting Dinner Walmgate Ale House Sat @ 7pm
Afternoon Tea & Fizz Tasting Guildhall Sun @ 1pm