Six things to do in York this weekend, April 19 to 20, 2014

17 Apr 2014 @ 4.22 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightIt’s Bank Holiday weekend, and the streets are paved with chocolate – life, York, is good. Adding to the fun is a top US stand up and some home grown music. Peruse our wonderful What’s On Guide for more events through week.

Record store day

Photography: Acid Pix on Flickr
Photography: Acid Pix on Flickr

The Inkwell, York’s “curiosity shoppe” on Gillygate specialising in records, books and pop-culture gifts, is opening its doors to music and madness as it celebrates Record Store Day on Saturday 19 April from 9am. These lovely folks take their stock seriously, and to go with their valiant vinyls there’ll be some local acts playing in-store including Bad Paintings DJs to local band Junk.

York Model Railway Show


The 52nd York Model Railway Show returns to York Racecourse this Saturday 19Monday 21 April. There will be more than 120 stands, 44 of which will display working model railways. Includes nine model railway layouts, plus modelling demonstrations, including the popular junior section where the younger visitors are encouraged to create something of their own. From 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday, and until 4.30pm on Monday.

Comedy with Rich Hall


Rich Hall quit his job as a hurricane namer for the United States Meteorological Service to make a living (looking like a Pearl Jam roadie) in comedy. Either way, you can have a blast, either with Rich himself or Otis Lee Crenshaw, his country singer alter ego who has been married seven times to women named Brenda. This Saturday, April 19 at York Theatre Royal at 7:30pm.

Berlin Philharmonic in concert


Get a taste of Europe as a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is beamed from the Baden-Baden Festival direct to the heart of York. Sol Gabetta (pictured above) will make her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic playing Edward Elgar’s melodic Cello Concerto. City Screen streams this wonderful experience live from 5pm on Sunday, April 20.

Chock full of fun


It’s a very important weekend for York as we delve into its colourful past of Kit Kats and Chocolate Apples. During the four-day York Chocolate Festival you can view free chocolatier demonstrations and even make your own Easter eggs. Learn about the origins of this popular sweet treat and its journey to stardom. And fill your face.

Society Music Festival


The party is on this Sunday, April 20 at Society Lounge & Bar, Rougier Street, with its new Society Festival: a one day celebration of local music. Starring Chris Helme (former frontman of the Seahorses), Lost Trends and many more.