Six things to do in York this weekend, April 26-27, 2014

25 Apr 2014 @ 1.52 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightFrom a gentle stroll with the dog to 14 gruelling miles of cycling, running and swimming, there’s outdoor exercise for everyone this weekend. As always the full picture is available in our comprehensive What’s On guide.

Festival of Vintage

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Discover Vintage presents the fourth Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse. Highlights include vintage cars, fashion shows, swing dancing lessons and a vintage beauty parlour – glam yourself up to win the ‘best dressed’ competition. Get in touch with your Sixties side this Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27 from 10am – 5pm.

Under Milk Wood

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There’s a Welsh theme to theatre this weekend. What’s occurring? Well, the Theatre Royal is staging Under Milk Wood in the play’s 60th anniversary year, (and 2014 is also the centenary of writer Dylan Thomas‘s birth). Join the lives and dreams of Captain Cat, Lord Cut Glass and Miss Prince in this poetic drama on Saturday April 26 at 2.30pm or 7.30pm, York Theatre Royal.

City of York Triathalon

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Think you’re fit? Can you swim 400m, cycle 18k and run 5k in record time? No, neither can we. Instead, watch the real athletes at work during the first UK Triathlon Series to be held in York. Cheer the 400 competitors at the University of York this Sunday, April 27 from 12pm, and be part of the city’s sporting history.

Keep Your Pet dog walk

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There’s no need to walk your dog alone this weekend. York RSPCA and Age UK are hosting a charity dog walk for their new venture Keep Your Pet to help the elderly keep ownership of their animals during times of crisis. You can do as much or as little walking as you wish, and reward yourself with a shot at the tombola or a browse of the book stall. Sunday, April 27 10.30am at York Racecourse.

T’ai Chi Day

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T’ai Chi, the internal Chinese martial art practised for defence and health benefits, is being celebrated all over the globe this Saturday, April 26. Starting from New Zealand and ending in Hawaii you can take part with this ancient ritual in physical and mental strength with Scarcroft T’ai Chi Club in the Museum Gardens from 12pm – 2pm.

Escape Club

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It’s time to escape from the kids and party like its 1995, or 1989 or 1973. Whatever your era , The Escape Club has it covered. Inspired by clubs like Home on the Range in Manchester, this is a night for the post-20s who just want an opportunity to drink and dance the evening away with friends at a reasonable hour, 8 – 12pm this Saturday, April 26.