Six things to do in York this weekend: November 29-30, 2014

mix-six-logo-rightSing for SASH, or just do a bit of early Christmas shopping before pedalling around sporting your best moustache this weekend. For our full listings see our What’s On Guide

St Nicholas Fair

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Photograph: Alice Lavelle
For the first time St Nicholas Fair will run for a total of 25 days this year. Get into the holiday spirit with Parliament Street’s popular street market – there’ll be stalls of potential gifts, winter food and festive wooden huts to complete the scene. Till Sunday, Dec 21 daily from 9am – 6pm.

Gang Show 2014

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Joseph Rowntree Theatre and The York Scouts and Guides present their youth extravaganza Gang Show: Sailing On. Be prepared to be treated to an evening of songs, dancing and entertainment from York’s cast of Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Brownies and Rangers. Runs until Saturday, Nov 29 at 7.15pm with a 2pm matinee on Sat.

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  Friargate Theatre are doing All’s Well That End’s Well Thursday, Nov 27 – Sunday 30 at 6.30pm

  There’s also The Circle of Chalk by York Theatre Royal youth theatre, Thursday, Nov 27 – Saturday 29 at 8.30pm

Minster Advent Procession

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In preparation for the Nativity, York Minster celebrate the first day of Advent with their candle-lit procession. Starting at 5.15pm on Sunday, Nov 30, there will be a spreading of light throughout the cathedral combined with music, readings and prayers.

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St Michael le Belfrey are holding their Christingle Service Sunday, Nov 30 at 4pm

Check out The Churches Conservation Trust Exhibition at Holy Trinity, Saturday, Nov 29 – Saturday, Dec 6 daily

Sing for SASH

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There’s music in the air across York thanks to homeless charity SASH. Local buskers have united to raise money and generally provide tunes for passing pedestrians. These include Nathan O’Grady (pictured), Chris Helme, Heather Chung, Sarah Hardman and more. This Saturday, Nov 29 from 10am – 4pm at various locations in the city centre including the Coppergate Centre.

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The University of York Symphonic Orchestra are performing at Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall this Saturday, Nov 29 at 7.30pm

Charity Bike Ride

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More money for a good cause with Fulford Cycles’ Annual Charity Bike Ride this Sunday, Nov 30. Have fun, work off some calories and give money to Movember. Join the crew outside York Minster at midday and sport your best moustache to win a prize.

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St Chad’s are hosting a Christmas Gift Fair this Sunday, Nov 30 from 1 – 4pm

York Does Vintage Christmas are back for a final hurrah this Sunday, Nov 30 from 10.30am – 4.30pm at The Merchant Adventurer’s Hall

The Fly

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York Dead Meet are hosting a screening of 1986 sci-fi horror classic The Fly at the Fulford Arms. Join Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis as they embark on a gruesome adventure all in the name of science. This Sunday, November 30 from 7pm.