Small Business Saturday Market
Forget Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is far more important. It gives us all a chance to shop local, support city businesses, and buy unique, sustainable Christmas pressies at the same time. This year the market will include stalls from Snowhome, Paper Doll York, Natalia Wilmott, Mr Fox Clothing and Cleggs. Saturday at Duncombe Place – more here.
The Great Gatsby
One of the great books of the 20th century is turned into a groundbreaking production in a unique venue. Theatre company the Guild Of Misrule is staging this adaptation across three floors of the Fleeting Arms on Gillygate. Step into a world of jazz, liquor and excess, till Dec 31 – more here.
A Christmas Carol
Where better to watch one of the greatest ghost stories than in one of York’s most haunted pubs? Procter Goblins’ production of A Christmas Carol takes place in the atmospheric Black Swan and follows Scrooge through his longest night… Starts on Sunday at 7.30pm – more here.
Matt Berry And The Maypoles
You may know him from such shows as Toast Of London and The IT Crowd, but Matt Berry is also a very talented musician. He brings his band The Maypoles to Fibbers this Saturday – more here.
UK Snooker final weekend
It’s been another eventful UK Snooker Championships at the Barbican, with big names going out after stroppy press conferences and amazing moments like Thepchaiya Un-Nooh missing an easy black when he was on for a maximum 147 break and £44K in prize money (above). The weekend will see the semi-finals and final, and some tickets are still left: more here.
Yorkshire Bach Choir
Yorkshire Bach Choir present Haydn’s choral masterpiece The Creation at the Jack Lyons Concert Hall. First heard in 1798 it has never lost its power to move, and is one of the many highlights of this year’s York Early Music Christmas Festival 2015. Saturday at 7.30pm – more here.