41 things to do in York this weekend, November 26-27, 2016

Take your little ones back in time at the Castle Museum. Photograph: York Museums Trust / Mike Cowling
25 Nov 2016 @ 3.20 pm
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mix-six-logo-2016Sing song merrily on high… city choirs are in good force this weekend, there’s top quality sport at the Barbican, food, drink and music. For the whole picture see our What’s On Guide

Choir weekend

Singing up a storm in front of the Parliament Street tree
Singing up a storm in front of the Parliament Street tree
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Nothing like a good singalong to get us all into the festive spirit. All weekend school and community choirs will be popping up all around York’s streets and squares in a choral celebration of Christmas. There’s also a free concert by York Junior Youth Choir at the Minster on Saturday morningmore here.

More family events

Event Venue Time
Holgate Christmas Fair Hologate Methodist Church Sat @ 11am-1pm
St Leonard’s Hospice Christmas Fair St Leonard’s Hospice Sat @ 1pm-4pm
Wilberforce Christmas Fayre New Earswick Folk Hall Sat @ 2pm-4.30pm
Craft-y-Crawl Golden Ball Sun @ 10am-4pm
Christmas Fair at St Wulstan St Wulstan’s Church Sun @ 11am-2pm
Harry Potter Quiz Basement Sun from 1pm

UK Snooker

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The York Barbican will echo to the sound of balls on baize until December 4, and this is the first weekend to see the Betway UK Snooker Championship stars in action. More here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
The Venus Papers Basement Sat @ 7.30pm
Spamalot Grand Opera House Till Sat
York Scout & Guide Gang Show Jo Ro Theatre Till Sat
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein York Theatre Royal Till Sat
Pomona by Alistair McDowall York University Till Sat

Victorian Christmas at the Castle

Take your little ones back in time at the Castle Museum. Photograph: York Museums Trust / Mike Cowling
Take your little ones back in time at the Castle Museum. Photograph: York Museums Trust / Mike Cowling
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From Saturday you can experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at the York Castle Museum. Take part in A Christmas Mystery and meet the shopkeepers of a beautifully decorated Kirkgate as they prepare for the big day. More here.

More Christmassy stuff

Event Venue Time
The Keeping Of Christmas Fairfax House Till Dec 31
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland Designer Outlet Till Jan 2
Festive Treasurer’s House Treasurer’s House Till Dec 18
Saturday story-telling & tours York Minster Sat @ 10.45am
Advent Procession York Minster Sun @ 5.15pm
Medieval Christmas Barley Hall Till Jan 5

Yorkshire Beer and Cheese

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Eight great Yorkshire cheeses. Eight great Yorkshire beers. That’s what we call sweet sixteen – try them at a rather tasty evening at Love Cheese on Gillygate this Saturdaymore here.

More food and drink

Event Venue Time
Vegan Feast! The Fox Sun @ 4pm-11pm

Prince – Purple Rain

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There’ll never be another Prince, but by all accounts Jimi Love comes close. He brings his Ultimate Prince Tribute to Fibbers on Saturdaymore here.

Prince, Whitney, Abba and Madness are all coming to York (well, sort of)

More music

Event Venue Time
University Symphony Orchestra Jack Lyons Hall Sat @ 7pm
York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir Concert Poppleton Methodist Church Sat @ 7pm
Edgar ‘Summertyme’ Jones The Crescent Sat @ 7.30pm
Flashback Roman Bath Sat @ 8pm
The Melody Makers Victoria Vaults Sat @ 8.30pm
Paul Stewart Acorn Rugby Club Sat @ 9pm
The Telstars Edinburgh Arms Sat @ 9pm
A Festive Concert with York Light Orchestra Poppleton Centre Sun @ 2pm
Gong Fibbers Sun @ 7.30pm
Northern Extremity VII Fulford Arms Sun @ 8pm
Sister Madly Basement Sun @ 8pm
The Collective Kennedy’s Sun @ 9pm

Charity Art Auction

This striking photograph of flooded York by Ben Bentley is in the auction
This striking photograph of flooded York by Ben Bentley is in the auction
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Here’s a win-win: get yourself a wonderful piece of original York art, and help out some brilliant local causes at the same time. The Lord Mayor’s Charity Art Auction takes place at City Screen on Sunday: more here.

Stunning images in art auction for York Lord Mayor’s charities

More art

Event Venue Time
Flesh York Art Gallery Ongoing
‘Shades of Nature’ Blossom Street Gallery Till Nov 30
‘Print Etcetera’ Osbornes @ 68 Till Dec 29
Edward Hersey and Gordon Lees Exhibition York Fine Arts Till Dec 11
Winter Art Exhibition Blue Tree Gallery Till Jan 28