Six things to do in York this weekend: January 17-18, 2015

mix-six-logo-rightIt’s due to be a Thriller in York this weekend with music and comedy, international cuisine, and pie and peas. If you’re looking for an unmatched What’s On Guide, This Is It.

King Of Pop

Navi, the star of tribute act King Of Pop: The Legend Continues, is the only ever act to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself to perform. He returns hits like Thriller, I Want You Back and Smooth Criminal onto the stage for audiences to enjoy. Don’t stop till you get enough this Saturday, Jan 17 from 7.30pm at the Grand Opera House.

Storytime for children

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Get creative this weekend with Inkwell on Tour, Acomb Explore Library’s story writing session for children. Once upon a timeā€¦ The Baddie’s Tale looks at the misunderstood villains of the fairytale world from the Big Bad Wolf to giants on top of a beanstalk. Inkwell is a group which encourages kids to write creatively for free from 1-2pm this Saturday, Jan 17.

Pub’s winter celebration

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The Golden Ball is celebrating all cultures this Saturday, Jan 17 from 2-4pm. The community pub hosts an International Winter Celebration, with live music from Sara Nandez and Roberto Machado. Share your own food and drink, photos and traditions, recipes and games to show people what winter is like around the world. A chance to discover other cultures – and some tasty recipes.

Comedy at the Folk Hall

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What could be more enticing than folk music, pie and peas and stand up comedy all in one night? New Earswick Folk Hall are hosting Keith Donnelly, who tells funny stories, sings songs and plays the guitar. The night is introduced by Paul Young and Abi Sutton, who will play some traditional folk and a hearty pub dinner will be served. This Saturday, Jan 17, 7.15-10.30pm.

Concert for Jessie’s Fund

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Join the National Centre for Early Music in celebrating 20 years of Jessie’s Fund, the charity dedicated to helping disabled children express themselves through the medium of music. If Music Be The Food Of Life features instrumentalists from the National Youth Orchestra Of Britain and the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, so this evening of food and music is one not to be missed. Saturday, Jan 17 from 7.30pm.

Stamp and coin fair

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Almost 100 stamp and postal history dealers, and more than 60 coin, banknote and medal stalls, come together at York Racecourse this weekend. There will also be an opportunity to talk to other like minded philatelists while grabbing a cheeky pint. This Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17 from 11am-6pm and 10am-4pm.