22 things to do in York this weekend, March 7-8, 2014

6 Mar 2015 @ 5.03 pm
| Entertainment
mix-six-logo-rightHorses for courses, comedy with the count and a walk for women are among the weekend’s highlights. Find out all that’s going in our What’s On Guide

ELO tribute – and more music

Electric… ELO Again

We defy anyone to hear Mr Blue Sky and not end up dancing like a giddy puppy. ELO were creators of great pop, and this tribute will cover all the hits, including Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman and Telephone Line. Grand Opera House, Sat @ 7.30pmmore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Frank Sinatra tribute Jo Ro Theatre Sun @ 7.30pm
Robbie Williams tribute Acorn Rugby Club Sun @ 4.15pm
Zak Ford Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
York University Symphony Orchestra Jack Lyons Hall Sat @ 7.30pm

Count Arthur Strong – and more comedy


Veteran of radio and TV, Count Arthur’s first love is the theatre – and the pub, of course. In this show, Somebody Up There Licks Me, the veteran entertainer will no doubt take the audience on a nostalgic journey, and get completely lost on the way. York Barbican, Sat @ 8pmmore here.

More comedy

Event Venue Time
Saturday Night Lounge The Duchess Sat @ 8.30pm

Horse Trials – and more outdoor fun

Horse and rider in harmony…

It’s a big weekend for anyone who likes equine sport, with two days of top eventing at Askham Bryan College. Starting with dressage and finishing with cross country, the action takes place on Sat & Sun @ 8am-4pmmore here.

More outdoor fun

Event Venue Time
Eco Active Day St Nicholas Fields Sat @ 10am-2pm
Curiosity Walk and Talk From Tadcaster Road Sun @ 10.30am

Charity Clothes Swap – and more shopping

Rack ’em up… Photograph © Ladybird Twill on Flickr

If you’re spring cleaning your wardrobe, this might be the perfect time to visit the Big Fat Charity Clothes Swap. Bring your old threads and get a new outfit at the Golden Ball on Sun @ 11ammore here.

More shopping

Event Venue Time
York Stamp Fair Wigginton Recreation Hall Sat @ 9.30am-3pm
A Frock for Frok charity clothes swap Clements Hall Sat @ 2pm-4pm

Reclaim The Night march – & more women’s week

The Mansion House at night. Photograph © Allan Harris on Flickr

On the eve of International Women’s Day, York council is inviting residents to join in a city-centre march against domestic violence. The Reclaim The Night march will take place from the Mansion House, on Sat @ 6.30pmmore here.

More York International Women’s Week

Event Venue Time
Loose Women – lively debate York Explore Sat @ 2pm-3pm
Women’s Day Cycle Ride York Minster Sun @ 11am
Girl Rising film screening Clements Hall Sun @ 2pm
Full York International Women’s Week listings

Double Take – and more theatre

Some of the cast

Two plays by final year students in the theatre, film and television department at York University. In a revival of two of Marivaux’s most flamboyant comedies, they present Les Acteurs and La Dispute. University of York on Sat @ 7.30pmmore here.

More theatre

Event Venue Time
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde Merchant Adventurers’ Hall Sat & Sun @ 7.30pm
South Pacific Theatre Royal Sat @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm
The 39 Steps Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 7.30pm
Kitty Bridges’ Pocket Book Of Tunes Fairfax House Sat @ 7pm