It’s time to celebrate all things York this weekend with the Residents’ Festival, grab a good read, and ceilidh Burns Night away. Don’t miss out on anything happening in the city with our comprehensive What’s On Guide.
York Resident’s Festival 2014
Sixty free attractions and events will be on offer for residents to help lift the January blues. Locals with a YorkCard can explore what’s on their doorstep with free access to the city’s most celebrated attractions, behind-the-scenes tours of some of the city’s hidden gems, special events and restaurant deals. Saturday and Sunday, all day
- Complete guide to York Residents’ Festival 2014
- Every event in this year’s festival
- All the places offering food and drink offers are here
Half price book sale
Books For Amnesty are holding their annual half price book sale, so head on down to Goodramgate this weekend and grab a bargain. You never know what good reads might be waiting on the shelves. Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Burns Night Ceilidh
You don’t have to be Scottish to celebrate Rabbie Burns. Don your finest sporran and reel away the evening at the De Grey Ballroom, with a live ceilidh band and pay bar. And remember – pick ure feet up laddie! Saturday night
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
The finest young opera talent that York has to offer rejuvenates Mozart’s timeless tale of vengeance, intrigue and lust in this University of York Opera Society production. When womaniser Don Giovanni sweeps into a dingy corner of London, lying and seducing his way into the lives of a group of young city-dwellers, he sparks a chain of events that will leave them changed forever. Grand Opera House, Saturday night.
York’s Affordable Vintage Fair
Set in the wonderful Hospitium within Museum Gardens, the event brings 40 vintage traders together for the day. Featuring fashion and accessories, furniture and homewares, menswear and party wear. Plus tea, cake and crumpets. Sunday, from 10.30am
Paul Sinha at the Basement
You might have seen Paul Sinha as The Sinnerman from ITV’s tea-time quiz The Chase. Paul is many things – a proud quiz geek, a doctor, a Gemini, a sports fanatic, and, according to that philosopher and poet Jim Davidson, “an Indian poof”. But first and foremost, he is a stand-up comedian. And a good one at that.