ELO tribute – and more music
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 @ 7.30pm – more here.
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 @ 8pm – more here.
Horse Trials – and more outdoor fun
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-4pm – more here.
Charity Clothes Swap – and more shopping
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 @ 11am – more here.
Reclaim The Night march – & more women’s week
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 @ 6.30pm – more here.
Double Take – and more theatre
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 @ 7.30pm – more here.