30 things to do in York this weekend, October 15-16 2016

An inspiration to us all… Super Hans
14 Oct 2016 @ 11.06 am
| Entertainment
mix-six-logo-2016Killer clowns, Daleks, Dennis the Menace, Super Hans and a curly-haired comic off of the telly – what a cast list. More, as ever, in York’s best What’s On Guide

York GeekFest


Everything you need to satisfy your inner geek is available at York University over the weekend. Movies, comics, cosplay, Doctor Who, Quidditch – and Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters. Saturday and Sundaymore here.

More cultural events

Event Venue Time
Coffee, Crime and Cake Copmanthorpe Library Sat 10am-noon
York Celebrates Difference St Sampson’s Square Sat 10am-5pm
Meet the artist: Dale Bowen Braithwaite Gallery Sat @ 1pm-4pm
Josh Fox’s Climate Revolution York CVS Sat @ 6pm
The Beggars of York Book Launch York Explore Sun @ 1pm

Super Hans turns DJ

An inspiration to us all… Super Hans
An inspiration to us all… Super Hans

Fans of genius Channel 4 comedy Peep Show know that Super Hans is the guru and life coach we all need. Sample advice: “People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can’t trust people.” He’s appearing for one night only at Fibbers on Sundaymore here.

More music

Event Venue Time
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra Fulford Arms Sat @ 7.30pm
Band Of Friends Fibbers Sat @ 7.30pm
Jamnesty at the Basement Basement Sat @ 8pm
Escape Club Autumn Party Redux Crescent Sat @ 8pm
The Despoilers Acorn Rugby Club Sat @ 9pm
Snaize & Maclean The Hop Sat @ 9pm
Odd Horizon: Benjamin Blue Fossgate Social Sun @ 7.30pm


At least he's wearing hi-vis. Health and safety's very important
At least he’s wearing hi-vis. Health and safety’s very important

It’s the time of year when you enjoy a lovely evening out in a field in the middle of nowhere while you’re being chased by homicidal maniacs armed with chainsaws. Yes, Hallowscream returns to York Maze for a bit of light petrifying. Various dates, from Frimore here.

Autumn Fayre at St Nicks

Apple picking and juicing is one of the activities. Photograph © dummie
Apple picking and juicing is one of the activities. Photograph © dummie

With the Lord Mayor arriving by electric tuk tuk, this fair at St Nicks is as green as can be. Loads of family-friendly activities, including apple picking, pond dipping, a bake-off and sale of fresh local produce. Saturday from 1pmmore here.

More family events

Event Venue Time
National Chocolate Week at Goddards Tadcaster Road Till Sun
Underneath A Magical Moon York Theatre Royal Till Oct 22
Family Friendly Films NCEM Sun @ 11.30am

York Does Vintage

It's got to be so retro… Photograph: Todd & Moore
It’s got to be so retro… Photograph: Todd & Moore

Vintage clothing, vintage homewares, vintage workshops, vintage tearoom. It’s going to be a vintage vintage event at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall on Sunday from 11ammore here.

More shopping

Event Venue Time
Seasalt York opening Davygate 9am-noon
Mainly Rag Rugs York Cemetery chapel Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm
Gin Vodka Festival York York Racecourse Sat 12.30pm-11pm
Antique & Collectors Fair York Racecourse Sun @ 9am-4pm
Sew Saturday York Makery Sat

Josh Widdicombe


Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, has travelled all the way from Devon to do his stand-up show in York, so the least we can do is go and support him. See the man live at the Barbican on Sunday then watch his sitcom Josh on the iPlayer. More here.

More shows

Event Venue Time
The Season Ticket York Theatre Royal Till Sat
Cinderella Jo Ro Theatre Sat @ 2pm & 7pm
Not On A Schoolnight comedy Millthorpe School Sat @ 7pm
Sing-a-Long-a Grease Grand Opera House Sat @ 7.30pm