Crafts and rats and rock and roll. Not the title of an Ian Dury bootleg but a sample of what’s happening in York this February weekend, with classical music and comedy thrown in for good measure.
As always, check out our comprehensive What’s On guide for every last detail.
If there wasn’t enough stuff to buy at York Designer Outlet, this weekend the bargain hunting spills into the south entrance car park with 35 stallholders selling crafts, gifts and cards. Saturday and Sunday.
The Rat Pack
According to the promoters, this features “The Greatest Music Of The 20th Century”. Memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior will fill the Grand Opera House, as the new pack on the block perform classics like Come Fly With Me, Under My Skin and Fly Me To The Moon. Saturday night.
Isn’t it a little late for panto? Oh, no it isn’t! As the cast of Calamity Dame are proving at Holgate Working Men’s Club, you can have family fun at all times of year. Saturday, 1pm.
Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert
The fab four are brought together for the University of York annual song day. Featuring soprano Mhairi Lawson (pictured above) and the University of York Chamber Choir. Saturday, various times.
Spread Eagle launch night
There’s a new man at the helm of the Spread Eagle pub on Walmgate, Nicholas Cope, and he’s bringing in some top music acts. To kick off he has singer-songwriter John Ainsworth, who has recently finished his tour with legendary band indie The Charlatans. Plus Death To The Strange. Saturday, 8pm.
Pick up a bargain and help a city school at the same time. Clothes, bric-a-brac, toys and books are up for grabs at Scarcroft School. Saturday, 2pm-4pm.