29 things to do in York this weekend: May 16-17, 2015

15 May 2015 @ 4.29 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightWhether you boogie in a bunker, cycle round a circuit or just go to the dogs, have a great weekend. For the full listings, hit our What’s On Guide.

Museums at night

The bunker orchestra. L-R: Kate Scott-Hughes, John Hutton and Jane Halman. Photograph: Mike Cowling / English Heritage
The bunker orchestra. L-R: Kate Scott-Hughes, John Hutton and Jane Halman. Photograph: Mike Cowling / English Heritage
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If you’re looking for York’s underground music scene, try Acomb this weekend. To mark the 70th anniversary of the successful Trinity nuclear weapons tests York Cold War Bunker will stage be a series of events starting this Saturday from 7pm with the innovative and unusual Cobweb Orchestra performing as part of Museums At Night. More details here.

More Museums At Night

Event Venue Time
Fairfax House After Dark Fairfax House Sat @ 7.30pm
DIG After Dark DIG, St Saviourgate Fri @ 5pm
Cloudmakers Trio NCEM Sat @ 7.30pm

Charity dog show

Do you have a prize winning pooch around the house?
Do you have a prize winning pooch around the house?
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Let’s face it, your dog is the most adorable creature in the world. So why not show the four-legged fellow off to the world – or to The Fox pub, Acomb at any rate – and bag a prize courtesy of Claire’s K9 Clips Charity Fun Dog Show? On Sunday from 11.30ammore here.

More charity and green events

Event Venue Time
York Charity Beer Festival York Brewery Till Sat @ 11pm
Poppies In The Park Tesco, Askham Bar Sat @ 10am-noon
Crohn’s & Colitis Walk York Hospitium Sun @ 10.30am
York Open Eco Homes Various Sat & Sun

Tractor rally

The tractor factor… Fergies take over at Murton. Photograph: Yorkshire Museum Of Farming
Fergies take over at Murton. Photograph: Yorkshire Museum Of Farming
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Does your weekend need the tractor factor? Of course it does, so head over to the Yorkshire Museum Of Farming this Saturday to enjoy a feast of Fergies. Full details here.

More family fun

Event Venue Time
Marygate Preschool Spring Fair Clifton Methodist Church Sat @ 1.30pm-3.30pm
York Steiner Spring Fair York Steiner School Sat @ 11am-4pm
Apocalypse of John Dringhouses Library From Friday

Celebrate cycling

Pedal power
Pedal power
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Inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire? Here’s a chance to enjoy taster sessions in the York Sport Village Olympic-standard velodrome. Or just take in the spectacle – two York dance groups will be on hand to entertain as well. Saturday from 10ammore here.

The Songbook of Judy Garland

Judy Garland – her songs are timeless
Judy Garland – her music is timeless
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Has there been a star who burned more brightly than Judy Garland? It’s hard to think of one. Here her daughter Lorna Luft is joined by fellow singers and dancers to celebrate Judy’s songbook. At the Grand Opera House till Saturdayfull details here.

Lorna Luft on mum Judy Garland: ‘She was the best mother she knew how to be’

More music

Event Venue Time
The Resonators Volunteer Arms Sat @ 7pm
York Guildhall Orchestra Barbican Sat @ 7.30pm
Every Time I Feel The Spirit York Minster Sat @ 7.30pm
Yorkshire Bach Choir: Music For The Tudors St Michael le Belfrey Sat @ 7.30pm
Die Fledermaus Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 7.30pm
Dum Dum Girls Fulford Arms Sunday
Steve Cassidy Band Jo Ro Theatre Sun @ 7.30pm

Shakespeare Festival

Flying high – Romeo And Juliet at St Olave’s Church. Photograph: James Drury
Flying high – Romeo And Juliet at St Olave’s Church. Photograph: James Drury
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York’s first Shakespeare Festival continues with many lively and unusual interpretations of the Bard’s work. The Flanagan Collective’s all-women production of Romeo And Juliet plays at St Olave’s Church till May 23details here – and there’s plenty more besides.

More Shakespeare

Event Venue Time
The Taming Of The Shrew Friargate Theatre Till Sat @ 7.30pm
King Lear York University Till Sat @ 7.30pm
Richard III Guildhall Sat @ 5pm
King Lear – Talk York University Sat @ 5.30pm
Timon Of Athens De Grey Rooms Till Sun @ 7.30pm
Corolianus – Film Basement Sun @ 5.30pm