29 things to do in York this weekend, April 9-10, 2016

One of the stalls at the Living North Fair in York. Photograph: Living North on Facebook
8 Apr 2016 @ 5.41 pm
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mix-six-logo-2016You can shop till you drop at the racecourse, and see a movie come to life at the Yorkshire Museum… Everything is, as always in our indispensable What’s On Guide

Living North Live

One of the stalls at the Living North Fair in York. Photograph: Living North on Facebook
One of the stalls at the Living North Fair in York. Photograph: Living North on Facebook
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Nice things for your home and garden are on show at the Living York Live event, on till Sunday at York Racecourse. There are also talks, demonstrations and tasty food and drink. More details here

More ways to spend money

Event Venue Time
Fulford Charity Coffee Morning St Oswald’s Church Hall Sat @ 10am-noon

Live cinema experiences

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Just sitting and watching a movie is so last century. Now at the Yorkshire Museum you can enjoy the fun Night At The Museum movie, then undergo your own adventure around Yorkshire Museum. And some of the characters might come to life… This Sunday, more here.

Townhouse Mouse Quest

There's a mouse about the house
There’s a mouse about the house
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A day of family fun as Fairfax House launches the Townhouse Mouse Quest and the Mystery of the Missing Jewels. There will activities throughout Saturday, as well as your chance to join the quest, solve the mystery and claim your reward: more here.

More history

Event Venue Time
Holgate Windmill Open Weekend Holgate Windmill Sat & Sun 10am-3pm
A Century of Shoes Fairfax House Ongoing
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War York Art Gallery Till Sept 4
Shaping The Body York Castle Museum Till Sept 30

Learn to draw a comic

One of the Tang Hall comics
One of the Tang Hall comics
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Tang Hall invaded by aliens! That was the cover line for the new comic Tangello, created by 11-14 year olds in Tang Hall. Now youngsters can take part and learn how to draw at this taster session at Tang Hall Community Centre on Saturdaymore here.

More family fun

Event Venue Time
Vintage Funfair St Sampson’s Square Till Monday
Easter family fun at York Minster Minster Till Monday
Stunts, Speed And Style NRM Ongoing
Easter Trail York Castle Museum Till Sunday
Little Diggers: Green Fingers DIG Sat 10am-11am
The Bar Convent Easter Trail Bar Convent Sat 10am-4pm
Terry’s Chocfest Goddards 10.30am-5pm

Shake, rattle ’n’ roll

It's music, old-school
It’s music, old-school
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Featuring the music of Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, and other hits from the 1950s and 60s, Shake, Rattle ’n’ Roll showcases some of Yorks finest singers and musicians and raises money for charity. At the Basement on Fri & Sat at 8pmmore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
From Score to Sound – British Music Discovery Day & Concert NCEM Sat all day
A Vision Of Elvis Barbican Sat @ 7.30pm
New Worlds, Sun and Moon York Minster Sat @ 7.30pm
The Cover Lovers Black Horse Sat @ 8pm
Irie Vibes meets Ital Guidance Sound System Crescent Sat @ 8pm
Blondie & Lady Gaga Tribute Show Acorn Rugby Club Sun @ 4pm
Nerina Pallot Fibbers Sun @ 7.30pm

HMS Pinafore

Paul Blenkiron, left, Susan Blenkiron and Alex Schofield. Photograph: the Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company on Facebook
Paul Blenkiron, left, Susan Blenkiron and Alex Schofield. Photograph: the Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company on Facebook
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Join Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore for a concert version of this ever popular hit. And they will also perform some of the duo’s other hits. On Saturday at the Joseph Rowntree Theatremore here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
A Tale Of Robin Hood Upstage Centre Youth Theatre Till Sat @ 6pm
Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom NCEM Sun @ 11.30am-12.30pm
Let It Be Grand Opera House Till Sat
This Changes Everything York St John Sat @ 6pm