29 things to do in York this weekend, April 1-2 2017

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31 Mar 2017 @ 5.01 pm
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York’s big car boot sale is back – it must be spring! Plus a fab new choccy exhibition, two days of wonderful singing, a brand new print and publishing event, and much more.

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here.

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Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Yum. Photograph: Anthony Chappel-Ross

Delve into the delicious history of sweets and chocolate as York Castle Museum launches its new exhibition Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past just in time for Easter. From Victorian sweetmeats to Sixties promotional artwork, it’s a journey through time, fuelled by sugar. Daily from Saturdaymore here.

See also
250 Years Of Terrys at York’s Chocolate Story until December
DISH: An Exhibition Guest Curated by Chef Tom Kerridge at Lotte Inch Gallery till May
Wolf Hall Comes To York at Barley Hall – daily, exhibition extended for 12 months
Miltary Menagerie Exhibition at York Army Museum till June
Mystery On The Rails at the NRM till September
Fitness Funday at Tang Hall Primary School @ Sunday from 10am

York Community Choir Festival


Two days of amazing vocal performances will lift the roof from Joseph Rowntree Theatre. Spanning the age groups and styles, listen out for school choirs, barbershop choirs, ladies choirs and male voice choirs – it’s a harmonic jamboree. Sessions on Friday night and Saturday afternoon and evening. More here

See also
Rosalind Ventris and James Willshire in concert at the Unitarian Chapel on Saturday at 7.30pm
Alistair Griffin Live at the Post Office Club on Saturday @ 7.30pm
Fulford Arms All Dayer at the Fulford Arms on Saturday from 11.45am
Handel’s Israel in Egypt at York Minster on Saturday @ 7.30pm
Mostly Autumn at the Crescent on Saturday from 7.30pm
Slip Me Baby One More Time – A Night of Guilty Pleasures at the Slip Inn on Saturday @ 8pm
The Mothers at the Black Horse on Saturday @ 8.30pm
True Brit at the Acorn Rugby Club on Saturday @ 9pm
Ainsty Rocks For Autism at the Ainsty from 1pm
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? Plus Satellite Q&A & Choir Performance at City Screen @ 4pm

Print stuff publishing fair

One of the printworks on display at Print Stuff, by Matthew the Horse

The first event of its kind in York, Print Stuff brings together graphic design, illustration, textiles, photography and printmaking for a free exhibition at the De Grey Rooms. Browse, buy and chat to the makers: More here

Warning, graphic content! Stunning art and design showcased at York’s first Print Stuff publishing fair

See also
From Beatrix to Beckham at Beningbrough Hall till June
Book-Signing with Mark Thompson at Waterstones on Saturday @ 1pm-3pm

Car boot’s back


Expect bargains galore at York Racecourse as the weekly car boot sale returns. You might even unearth a rare antique. Then again, you might not… Saturday from 10ammore here.

See also
Acomb Book Sale at Acomb Explore on Saturday from 9am-2pm
Easter Craft Fair at Clifton Explore on Saturday from 10am-1pm
Vintage Clothing Sale in York at the Basement on Saturday @ 10.30am-5pm

Anton and Erin

Strictly good fun

The self-styled “nation’s favourite ballroom couple” strut their sequinned stuff around the York Barbican stage on Saturday. Expect high kicks and perfect footwork to the likes of Le Jazz Hot and I Could Have Danced All Night. More here

See also
Henry VIII at King’s Manor on Saturday @ 3pm and 7pm
Silver Lining at York Theatre Royal till Saturday @ 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Evita at the Grand Opera House till Saturday @ 7.30pm
Oyster Boy at York Theatre Royal Studio on Saturday @ 3pm and 7.45pm