Six things to do in York this weekend, February 1 and 2, 2014

31 Jan 2014 @ 3.14 pm
| Entertainment

Which other city offers zombies and brass bands in the same weekend? Not to mention vintage shopping, a comedian off the telly and some good, (almost) clean fun in the Basement. It’s the first of Feb and things look fab.

Don’t miss out with our complete guide to What’s On in York.

York Does Vintage

Photograph: Todd & Moore
Photograph: Todd & Moore

Winner of Visit York’s Outstanding Customer Service Award 2013 and short-listed for two national awards, York Does Vintage is back at Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, offering rows upon row of vintage clothing and homewares, jewellery and the like. Saturday, from 10.30am.

Stewart Lee: Much A-Stew about Nothing

What’s in TV stand up Stewart’s stew? We’re told topics include justifiable shoplifting, urban foxes, vasectomies and Helena Bonham Carter. Which, let’s face it, is a promising combination for a weekend night out. The Barbican, Sunday.

Coquette – Burlesque and Cabaret


Nuns knocking back the wine, Velma from Scooby Doo getting raunchy and a startled flamingo: just some of the sights you’ll see on Coquette’s YouTube video. Their burlesque and cabaret club reconvenes at The Basement, turned into a saloon of decadence and eccentricity for the night, complete with live music and magic. Saturday, 7.30pm.

Day of the Dead


These days we’re overrun by zombies (or should that be over-walked?) but this is a classic, old-school undead thriller. York Dead Meet presents George A Romero’s 1985 zombie epic Day of the Dead, the follow up to his 1978 film Dawn of the Dead. Life-affirming lifelessness. The Duchess, Sunday.

The Brighouse and Rastrick Band


We thought we could hear the curious tone of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone. And we could because the Brighouse and Rastrick Band is back, one of the leading bands of its kind in the world, at the Grand Opera House on Sunday evening.

Yorkshire Bach Choir


No one expects the Spanish Renaissance – except for those with tickets to the Yorkshire Bach Choir’s Music Of The Spanish Golden Age. Featuring Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Requiem, as well as works by Guerrero and Lobo, the concert takes place at St Michael le Belfrey on Saturday evening.