Living history, top pop, Boris Johnson as a Shakespearean tragicomedy and free snooker sessions. Who said variety was dead?

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

Against The Odds – D Day 75th Commemoration

Experience life on an airbase during the last war, with re-enactors turning back the clock to a time when serving Halifax Bomber air crews were based here. To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D Day landings visitors will see the museum transformed into RAF Elvington on the eve of D Day.
Sat May 11-Sun May 12
10.00 am-5.00 pm
Yorkshire Air Museum
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Sow and grow session

Sun May 12 @ 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Rowntree Park
Terry Avenue
York, YO23 1JQ United Kingdom
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Wet Wet Wet

It’s no Sweet Little Mystery why Wet Wet Wet were popular – they wrote some right old earworms. Catch them this weekend as part of their national tour.
Sun May 12
7.00 pm
York Barbican
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9th Stillingfleet Beer & Music Festival

Sat May 11 @ 12.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Stillingfleet Village Institute
York Road
York, YO19 6SJ United Kingdom
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The Legge Legacy

Sat May 11 @ 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Dower Court
William Plows Avenue
York, YO10 5AD United Kingdom
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The Guns ‘n Roses Experience

Sat May 11 @ 7.00 pm - 10.15 pm
Fibbers: Live Music Venue
3-5 Toft Green
York, YO1 6JT
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Kid Klumsy

Sat May 11 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Haxby Singers Spring Concert

Sat May 11 @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Haxby Memorial Hall
16 The Village
York, YO32 3HT United Kingdom
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Groovetone at the Volly

Sat May 11 @ 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Volunteer Arms
5 Watson Street
York, YO24 4 United Kingdom
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The High Points

Sat May 11 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Spread Eagle
98 Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Y Street Band

Sat May 11 @ 9.00 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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60s & 70s Xplosion

Sat May 11 @ 9.00 pm
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Chequered Past

Sun May 12 @ 3.00 pm
Victoria Vaults
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1 United Kingdom
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Roadstunner

Sun May 12 @ 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Kickback Live

Sun May 12 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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Live @ 5 Acoustic Sessions

Sun May 12 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
The Three Tuns
12 Coppergate
York, YO1 9NR GB
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Ellen Roy

Sun May 12 @ 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Live Music Sundays with Rachel Croft

Sun May 12 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
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Pairings Wine Bar
28 Castlegate
York, YO1 9RP United Kingdom
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Kaia Kater

Sun May 12 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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The THING’s Circus Of Horrors #4

Sun May 12 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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The Moths

Sun May 12 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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York International Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare’s not just about doublet and hose and Elizabethan prose. The festival includes all sorts of twists on the Bard, including Boris Rex – the story of Boris Johnson as a Shakespearean tragicomedy. Click the button for this weekend’s shows, and for all the festival events click here.
Fri May 10-Sun May 19
Various venues
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Handbagged

Wed Apr 24 @ 7.30 pm - Sat May 11 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Feast

Sat May 11 - Sun May 12
Friargate Theatre
Friargate Theatre Lower Friargate
York, YO19 GB
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Sonnet Workshop

Sat May 11 @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Dogrose Theatre
14 Pavement
York, YO1 9LB
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Boris Rex

Sun May 12 @ 8.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Dogrose Theatre
14 Pavement
York, YO1 9LB
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Me And My Girl

If you fancy doing the Lambeth Walk, then Pick Me Up Theatre can help out with that. They are bringing this fun family musical to the Grand Opera House, so get practising your “Oi!”
Sat May 11-Sat May 18
7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
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Free Snooker For Under 18s

Just days after the end of the World Snooker Championship, here’s a chance for young potters to get some baize time in for free. With coaching, perhaps your 6-17-year-old can become the next Rocket Ronnie.
Sun May 12
10.00 am-12.00 pm
Castle Snooker Club
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York’s Dead Good Festival

The city’s second festival of death aims to get everyone talking about this taboo subject. It kicks off this weekend with a theatre performance in York Cemetery – all proceeds going to St Leonard’s Hospice.
Fri May 10-Sun May 19
York – Various
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