One of the country’s best-loved and most popular comedians Paddy McGuinness hits the Grand Opera House on Saturday at 7.30pm, with his Daddy McGuinness show. The star of ITV’s Take Me Out returns to his performing roots with his first stand-up comedy tour since 2011. More details here.
York Does Vintage
Why not treat your mum to a pretty floral dress, some funky retro shorts or a lovely warm cardigan. Alternatively, you can magnanimously allow her to treat you, even though it’s actually Mother’s Day. In between bursts of energetic shopping, you can relax in the vintage tearoom, get glammed up in the beauty bar the and tap your feet to a classic Andrew Sisters trio and a bit of funky rockabilly at The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall on Sunday from 11am-4.30pm – full details here.
Hold Back The River
Local performers come together to raise funds for those affected by the devastating York floods. Among them are the company of Pick Me Up Theatre, Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band, York Civic Youth Choir, Ish Herd & Friends, Archies Boys Aloud, the Steve Cassidy Band, The Grand Old Uke of York, Dan Webster and Rebecca Newman. The concert, at the Barbican on Sunday, will be hosted by BBC Radio York’s Jonathan Cowap and Adam Tomlinson. More
Stars of the Future
Turning over the stage at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Sunday to York’s young singers and musicians for this special fundraising concert, Don Pears introduces a host of new talent performing a wide range of music, from musicals to classics. More
Big Spring Clean
Clean up St Nick’s nature reserve on Saturday and you’ll get a warm, fuzzy feeling and a free lunch in return. Litter picking equipment and gloves are provided but you’re welcome to bring your own if you prefer. This event coincides with Keep Britain Tidy’s attempt at the UK’s largest litter pick. More
See the newly restored loco at the National Railway Museum on Saturday and Sunday before it sets off again on its national tour. More Flying Scotsman pix