Six things to do in York this weekend, April 12 to 13, 2014

11 Apr 2014 @ 9.44 am
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mix-six-logo-rightThere are worse things you could do this weekend than get in a bit of spiritual healing, then pick up a pint (or is that the same thing?) before singing along to the number one musical of all time.

Don’t forget to check out our extensive What’s On Guide and check out our guide to Easter family fun too!

Crank it up!


The Military Vehicle Trust brings its first meeting of the year to York this Sunday, April 13, from 11am-3pm. Up to 60 vehicles of all types are expected: military motor bikes, Jeeps and there may even be a tank. So go along to the Eye of York to see the vehicles and meet their owners.

Grease by Flying Ducks


Grease is indeed the word this weekend with the Flying Ducks Youth Theatre production of the classic 1950s musical. Get ready for those summer nights and go together to this wonderful night of retro romance. You’ll be hopelessly devoted to Danny and Sandy this Saturday April 12 at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Historic pub tours


Take a jaunt through the history of York’s public houses with this guided tour. Each walk covers 15 pubs and you’ll know more about the city by the end of it. Impress your friends with your knowledge and get a bit of exercise while you’re at it! This Saturday April 12 the tour starts at the Royal Oak at 3pm. Tickets are £5, with money raised going to Keep Your Pet, project run by Age UK York in collaboration with RSPCA York.

York Health and Healing Festival


In its seventh year, York Health and Healing Festival returns to York Racecourse. Expect performers, speakers and exhibitors from all over the country including Chrissie Anstell and ghost hunter Mark Riley. Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13.

Comedy on the move


York comedy club The Hyena Lounge kicks off a new era in its bigger home. This week’s gig on Saturday April 12 at 7pm is the first at The Duchess, and Gavin Webster, Dan Nightingale (pictured above) and Brennan Reece headline a fresh take on York’s comedy scene. Perhaps break out a few moves too with the music night that follows, Lollipop.

Local history

Caption: Haxby in 1890. Photograph: York Libraries and Archives
Caption: Haxby in 1890. Photograph: York Libraries and Archives
Fancy finding out more about about the leafy townships north of the city centre? Then head over to the Haxby and Wigginton Local History Display at Wigginton Old School this Saturday April 12 from 10am to 1pm to find out more, or bring some historical relics of your own.