Six things to do in York this weekend: November 15-16, 2014

mix-six-logo-rightMurray, Terry, Freddie and Tom are ready to entertain you. Plus shopping, art and the full lowdown in our What’s On Guide

Comedy with Al Murray

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Celebrating 20 years on the stand-up circuit Al Murray brings his new show One Man, One Guvnor to the Grand Opera House. Best known for his alter ego The Pub Landlord, Murray will be putting the world to rights this Sun, November 16 from 7.30pm.

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  Fellow star stand-up Lee Mack is at the Barbican this weekend

  And Krater Comedy Club return to the Basement Bar this Sun, November 16 from 7pm

Winter weekends, 1930s style

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Immerse yourself in winter Goddards style this weekend. The National Trust owned property, once home to Noel Terry, is recreating a 1930s Christmas. Visit the house and dining room dressed up with winter greens and nibble a bit of the legendary Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Runs every weekend from Sat, November 15 to Sun, December 21 from 11am – 5pm.

Christmas fair

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The Living North Christmas Fair is a large, three day festive event at York Racecourse. From Fri, November 14 – Sun, November 16 you can buy everything artisan with more than 200 retailers selling potential pressies. There will be fashion, toys, a chef’s demonstration kitchen and much more. From 10am – 5pm.

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  All Saints Autumn Fayre is taking place this Sat, November 15 from 11am – 3.30pm at All Saints School

Queen tribute

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Who will rock you? Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute will rock you at the Grand Opera House this Sat, November 15 from 7.30pm. Formed in 1998 Mercury have played theatres, festivals and shows across Europe, and were recently asked to play at the unveiling of the first Freddie Mercury memorial in the UK.

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  Check out Songs from Dawn to Dusk at York Unitarian Chapel this Sun, November 16 from 3pm

Drama with the Boy Who Kicked Pigs

Kill the Beast presents The Boy Who Kicked Pigs at York Theatre Royal. Part of the TakeOver 2014 festival, the play follows 13-year-old Robert Caligari, who finds out that his horrible deeds do not come without their consequences. Written by Tom Baker (aka the fourth Doctor), this is a dark comedy not for the faint hearted. This Sat, November 15 from 7.30pm.

Meet artist Paul Horton

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Paul Horton’s colourful characters and street scenes have made him a popular and successful contemporary artist. And you can meet him at the launch of a new exhibition of his work at Castle Galleries this Sat, November 15 from 1pm-4pm. The exhibition runs until Fri, November 21.