Movie mania across the city this weekend, plus the end of a vintage era, the start of Christmas shopping and all the fun of the circus.

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

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

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This weekend sees more short films that live long in the memory courtesy of ASFF 2017. With more than 300 films from 41 countries, ranging from comedy to drama, fashion to animation, music to documentaries, there’s something for all. Runs until Sunday at more than a dozen city centre venues. More here

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The Red Shoes [U] #EnchantedScreen Season at City Screen on Sunday


York Does Vintage

It’s got to be so retro… Photograph: Todd & Moore

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It’s the end of a golden age as York Does Vintage hosts its final event at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. They are bowing out on a high this Sunday, with live music, a tearoom and retro homeware, clothes and kitchenalia. More here

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Bishopthorpe Preschool Toy Fair 2017 at Archbishop of York’s Junior School on Saturday
Winter Art and Craft Fair at The Golden Ball on Sunday
Craft-y-Crawl around South Bank on Sunday
Christmas Fair & Afternoon Tea at Earwsick Village Hall on Sunday

Living North Christmas Fair

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With the John Lewis ad reveal, and the Living North Christmas Fair, there’s no doubt we are into the festive shopping season. The fair at York Racecourse till Sunday showcases more than 250 exhibitors from across Yorkshire and beyond, with gifts, food and drink. More details

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De Grey Rooms Christmas Fete at the De Grey Rooms on Saturday
Dunnington Christmas Craft Fair & Meet Father Christmas at Dunnington Reading Room on Sunday


Barnum

Roll up… Barnum at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

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Roll up for the greatest show on earth… York Light Youth are performing circus musical Barnum at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre till Saturday. Come follow the band! More here

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The Sensational 60’s Experience at the Grand Opera House on Saturday
Velma November show at The Basement on Saturday
Bowie Experience at York Barbican on Sunday
Brian Gittins: Don’t Feed The Monkey Man at the Basement on Sunday

Tang Hall Smart at the Barbican

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Tang Hall Smart at the Barbican
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The singers and musicians who are part of the Tang Hall Smart community begin this rocking show at York Barbican by performing their original music. Later, acts from their in-house label Musication take to the stage, headlined by the rapper D-Ni-L. On SaturdayMore here

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12 hour gig for Children in Need at The Corner Pin on Saturday
Slipped Disco at the Slip Inn on Saturday
Christine Tobin Trio at the National Centre For Early Music on Saturday
Harrison Rimmer at The Mount on Saturday
Chu Ma Shu at the Victoria Vaults on Saturday
$KINT at O’Neill’s on Saturday
Two Rivers Radio presents – Live & Loud at The Corner Pin on Sunday
The 5:15s at The Bootham Tavern on Sunday
David Ward Maclean at The Hole In The Wall on Sunday

Eden Camp Remembrance Rocks Week

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In the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday, Eden Camp is encouraging visitors to the museum to lay a Remembrance Rock and take a moment to pay their respects and remember the sacrifices made by all members of the armed forces to maintain our safety and freedom. More here

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Remembrance Sunday service and parade at the Memorial Gardens on Sunday
Remembrance Sunday at Yorkshire Air Museum on Sunday
Music and Readings for Remembrance Sunday at St Olave’s Church on Sunday
Eco-Active Day in the Meadow at St Nicks on Saturday
‘Oh wise owl’ art trail at Beningbrough Hall on Saturday and Sunday