It’s a long and winding road to the weekend, but it’s nearly here. So why not become a day tripper and check out some of the activities below. Or for more help you could get back to our awesome What’s On Guide for more ideas…
All you need is love – and a ticket – as the Bootleg Beatles are back at York Barbican for some more classic covers. The facsimile four have headlined stages at Glastonbury, played at the Albert Hall and supported the great Rod Stewart at Wembley Stadium. Saturday, 8pm
- Full details here
- Alternatively, hit Fibbers for 65daysofstatic on Sunday
- And Handel’s Messiah is performed at York Minster on Saturday at 7.30pm
Indie Record Label Fayre
Check out a time before MP3s as Bad Paintings presents York’s first Indie Record Label Fayre. Gillygate Aladdin’s cave The Inkwell will be selling records, cassettes and CDs from small independent labels. Saturday, 10am-5pm.
- Full details here
- And don’t forget the York Record and CD Fair at the Basement, Saturday, from 10.30am
100 Years of Fashion Accessories
Georgian Britain was a wonderful time for fashion. Wealthy women sported bonnets, corsets, gloves, quirky heels, full skirts and so much more. This is the first weekend of the 100 Years Of Fashion Accessories 1720-1820 exhibition at Fairfax House. From this Friday till November 2.
The White Ribbon plus Q&A
If you didn’t know already, 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. This weekend City Screen shows The White Ribbon, a disturbing black and white mystery set in Germany on the eve of the conflict by Michael Haneke. Thomas Jochum-Critchley, teaching fellow in German from the University of York, leads a post-film discussion. Sunday, 8.30pm
- Find out more about the screening
- Also see The Long Good Friday at South Bank Community Cinema, Friday, 8pm
Get your dancing shoes on because York’s Little Festival of Music is hosting a whopping nine-hour long extravaganza featuring David Ward Maclean, Gilded Thieves, Alice Ostapjuk and many more. The Black Swan Inn, Saturday, 2pm-11pm.
The popular Parliament Street Farmer’s Market is back this Friday, from 9am-5pm. Dozens of stalls are selling Yorkshire produce from meat to veg to jams and cheeses. All goods have either been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stall-holder.
- Full market details here
- More local wares at the Craft Fayre at Clifton Explore Library, Saturday, from 10am