28 things to do in York this weekend, March 4-5 2017

Kiri Pritchard McLean. Photograph © Drew Forsyth
3 Mar 2017 @ 3.15 pm
| Entertainment

This week… York’s first music festival of 2017, retro toys and vintage fashion, and a classic house reopens.

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to What’s On is here.

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Little Festival of Live Music

Photograph: Duncan Lomax / ravageproductions.co.uk

Organiser Ellen Cole has done York proud again with an amazing assembly of talent at the Black Swan on Saturday. Celebrating Yorkshire’s women musicians, the fest sees performances by prog-rock folk musician Heather Findlay, who fronted Mostly Autumn, York singer-songwriter Rachel Croft and the Celtic sounds of Leather’o, who will sport a one-off all-female line-up. More here

See also
Dr K. Sextet at the Unitarian Chapel
York International Women’s Festival at various venues until March 12
Wimmin exhibition at City Screen until March 12
Brodown 2017 @ the Fulford Arms on Saturday from 2pm
Kyra Women’s Project Fundraiser @ Millers Yard on Saturday from 6.30pm
Love And Music @ York Cemetery on Saturday March 4
Blue Stockings @ York Theatre Royal till March 11
Twisted Kilts @ Victoria Vaults on Saturday from 8pm
Trigger 66 at the Black Horse, Monkgate, on Saturday @ 8.30pm
The Jersey Boy @ Acorn Rugby Club on Sunday from 4pm

Treasurer’s House reopens

Photograph: Chris Lacey

One of the hidden glories of York, Treasurer’s House opens up for a new season. The former home of eccentric collector Frank Green, the house hosts a fascinating exhibition Restoration and Demolition, about the changes he made to the property, and the lost houses of Yorkshire. You can also pop in to the Below Stairs Café for refreshment. More here

See also
Art for Wellbeing @ York Art Gallery on Sunday from 1.30pm
Miltary Menagerie Exhibition at the York Army Museum until June 30
Animalia @ York Fine Arts till March 26

Toy Fair

Photograph © FreeUsePhotos on Flickr

A mere mention of the names can send folk of a certain age into a nostalgic reverie. Dinky, Matchbox, Hornby, Corgi… Lots of these and more collectables at the Toy Fair at York Racecourse on Sunday. More here

Meet the brewer

Photograph: Pig & Porter Brewery

All that playing with old toys leaves a person thirsty. So head over to the Woolpack Inn on Saturday evening to meet Sean Ayling, head brewer at the Pig & Porter Brewery and try his ales straight from the cask. More here

York Does Vintage

Photograph © Todd & Moore Photography

It’s six years since York Does Vintage held its first event. And it’s back with more fashion, beauty and style ideas inspired by the years from the flapping Twenties to the hipster Sixties. At the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall on Sunday. More here

See also
Coffee Morning in Haxby with Bake Off @ Haxby Memorial Hall, Saturday from 9am
Acomb Book Sale @ Acomb Explore on Saturday from 9am
Strensall Bring and Buy Sale @ Strensall Sports Club on Saturday from 11am

Hysterical Woman

Kiri Pritchard McLean. Photograph © Drew Forsyth

Hysterical Woman is the name of the latest show from Chortle Award-nominated comedian Kiri Pritchard McLean, coming to the Basement on Sunday. Expect whipsmart observations on everything from genetice to gender to racial inequality. More here

See also
Murder, Margaret and Me @ York Theatre Royal till Saturday
Thoroughly Modern Millie @ the Grand Opera House till Saturday
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens @ 41 Monkgate till Mar 11
Lisa Marie School of Dance Showcase 2017 @ Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Saturday from 6pm
Outside The Box @ Clements Hall on Sunday from 2.30pm
Music Night presents ‘Stars of the Future’ @ Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Sunday from 7.30pm