18 things to do in York this weekend, Feb 4-5 2017

Cary Grant runs for his life in North By Northwest
3 Feb 2017 @ 2.06 pm
| Entertainment

Hollywood heroes of the past, fictional war heroes from the future and comedy from the here and now this weekend.

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Silver Screen Film Festival

Cary Grant runs for his life in North By Northwest

Fairfax House used to be home to the St George’s Hall cinema, and to celebrate its cinematic heritage it is hosting the Silver Screen Festival from February 3-11. So relax and enjoy classic movies like North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder and All About Eve. All the films here

See also
Wolf Hall Comes To York at Barley Hall till March 31
Miltary Menagerie Exhibition at York Army Museum till June


Firepower in miniature. Photograph: Vapnartak 2016 on Facebook

War. What is it good for? Whiling away a Sunday, as it turns out. That’s when you’ll find Vapnartak 2017, the annual trade show staged by York Wargames Society at the racecourse. More than 50 traders, tabletop sales and more games than you could shake a hand-painted Viking warrior at… More here

Omid Djalili

Up for the cup: Omid Djalili

Star of stage, screen and stand-up, Omid Djalili brings his Schmuck For A Night tour to the Grand Opera House on Sunday. Expect everyone to get a ribbing from Donald Trump to Middle Englanders. More here

See also
Gaslight at the Grand Opera House till Saturday
Mary Poppins at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Friday and Saturday
Frankenstein: Revelations at York Medical Society Rooms on Stonegate till Feb 25
Ukulele Sunshine Revival at St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel on Saturday @ 7pm
Limehouse Lizzy at Fibbers on Saturday @ 7.30pm
The Cover Lovers at the Ainsty on Saturday @ 9pm
Noize Doctorz at the Black Horse on Saturday @ 9pm
That Needs An Edit at Sotano on Saturday @ 10pm

Visit My Mosque

Photograph © York Mosque & Islamic Centre on Facebook

If ever there was a time when we need to meet up and understand one another, it’s now. So we should take advantage of York Mosque on Bull Lane opening its doors and welcoming neighbours for conversation, tours, tea and biscuits. On Sunday from 2pm-6pmmore here

See also

Wheldrake Playgroup Jumble Sale at Wheldrake Village Hall @ 1pm
York LGBT Coffee Morning at York MESMAC on Saturday @ 10am