34 things to do in York this Bank Holiday Weekend – May 5-7 2018

Fun in the sun at the Fossgate Festival. Photograph: YorkMix
4 May 2018 @ 8.30 pm
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It’s all gone very street in York this BHW with street food, drink and music in both Fossgate and at Spark:York. Plus a major new art exhibition and more.

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here.

Fossgate’s stylish new banner will be officially launched at the first fest of the year. There’ll be live music, street food and shopping.

Unless you managed to squeeze in on the opening day yesterday, the Bank Holiday weekend is a great first chance to look around this exciting new hub. Inside the converted shipping containers are bars, cafés, shops and even a brewery.

Video and 22 pix: First look inside Spark:York – with bars, cafés, shops and more

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Toy Fair at York Racecourse on Sunday
York Mumbler Nearly New Sale Saturday 5th May at Clements Hall on Saturday
Vintage Clothing Sale in York at the Basement on Saturday
Poppleton Community Railway Nursery sale day on Saturday

Get all revved up for the weekend at Elvington. There’s the usual aeronautical marvels – and on the Monday, the museum’s volunteer engineering team will be running their four vintage propellor driven aircraft, giving you the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear.
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York Spring Regatta 2018 on the River Ouse on Saturday
Bonza Bank Holiday weekend at Piglets Adventure Farm on Saturday
Teddy Bears Picnic at the Charles XII in Heslington on Saturday

The bonkers musical about the town that bans dancing hits the JoRo theatre, thanks to the York St John Musical Production Society. There’ll be songs, romance and more – but can Ren get everyone dancing again?
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The Wizard Of Oz at the Grand Opera House till Saturday
The Be All & End All at York Theatre Royal till May 19
The Empty Chair at the National Centre For Early Music on Sunday
Lip Sync Lollapalooza: Draggily Ever After at Fibbers on Sunday
Remembering Fred at the York Barbican on Sunday

The unique sound of Mike Scott and his band hits the Barbican. No one does Celtic folk rock like them. I saw the crescent. But they saw the whole of the moon.
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Ian Pace – piano repertoire – 3 concerts at York Unitarian Chapel on Saturday
Towards the String Quartet – Baroque Day 1 at the National Centre For Early Music on Saturday
Northern Ska Face at the Ainsty on Saturday
Charity concert in aid of Save the Children at St Helen’s Church on Saturday
Whitesnake UK at Fibbers on Saturday
The Herbaliser at the Crescent on Saturday
Steven Adams and The French Drops at the Fulford Arms on Saturday
Sister Madly at the Edinburgh Arms on Saturday
KicKBack at the Black Horse on Saturday
Blueskies for SASH at the Golden Lion on Sunday
Edwina Hayes + Rachel Croft and Dan Webster at the Pig and Pastry on Sunday
The Bright Black + special guests at the Basement on Sunday

Featuring 11 artists, this major new exhibition explores the ongoing issues of migration, dispossession and national borders. The 25 artworks are in a wide range of media including audio visual objects, interactive installations, drawings, paintings,
sculpture and video works.
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Tom Wood | Into the Garden at the Lotte Inch Gallery till May 12