What We’re Doing This Weekend?

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June 21st, 2013
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Friday 21st

Orillo Open-Air Cinema 19:00, Museum Gardens, £7 adv. and £8 O.T.D.

Orillo bring you the Tipi Experience – an evening of champagne, hot dogs and absurdly large bean bags for a screening of the feel-good classic Slumdog Millionaire. Returning to the scenic surrounds of Museum Gardens after last year’s successful event, this looks to be something out of the ordinary and spectacular which will show you the best York has to offer. Maybe pack a jumper!

The Babies and Fawn Spots 19:30, The Duchess, £7 adv. and £9 O.T.D.

American lo-fi specialists stop off in York tonight having already played Bristol and London on their UK tour, with support from locals Fawn Spots. Promising to be a raucous evening, this gig is one not to be missed for music lovers who aren’t adverse to a bit of a dance or a trash around.

Love Architecture Festival Launch 20:15, York City Screen, £8.80 (£7.80 conc.)

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) hosts the regional launch of its national Love Architecture Festival tonight at the City Screen, which is also acting at the official re-opening of the refurbished cinema. On the cards tonight is a selection of architecture-themed talks, with Mark Panter, who was behind City Screen’s redesign, delivering a speech about the new building. A screening of The Fountainhead will follow.

Saturday 22nd

LUMA Film Festival University of York, free though some events require booking.

As part of York’s Festival of Ideas, the LUMA Film Festival hosts talks, workshops and showcases on the new Heslington East campus of the University of York. Featured speakers are Greg Dyke discussing the future of British film and Peter Lord from Aardman Animations. The workshops are aimed at those who would like to go into the film and TV industries with sound tutorials and an insight into live television, amongst others. A selection of student made films will be shown throughout the weekend. Continues on Sunday 23rd.

Watercolours: Landscape and Gardens 10:00 – 16:00, Museum Gardens, £30.

Suitable for learners of all abilities, join tutor Tony Mosley and learn tips and techniques used for producing landscape paintings in watercolour. Using the York Museum Gardens as inspiration you will be shown how to paint cloudy skies and trees whilst touching on colour mixing and perspective. Bring your own materials such as paints, paper and brushes. Seating provided.

The Sunny South 13:30 – 15:30, DIG, £3 per child, 1 adult free.

Get the kids involved in history through stories, toys and some actual digging. One for the budding archaeologists as part of the Festival of Ideas.

Sunday 23rd

Medieval Music and Minstrels Rievaulx Abbey, 11:00-16:30, £6 adults, £3.60 children, £5.40 conc.

Enjoy the sweet sounds and songs of medieval England in a series of performances amongst the ruins of the magnificent Rievaulx Abbey. Sit, listen and discover or stroll around the monument and enjoy the atmosphere. This weekend there will be demonstrations of period music with a vast variety of instruments, whilst Peter Bull provides wandering music within the ruins.

I Spy York 14:00, St Helen’s Square, free.

Beginning at St Helens Square you will go on a mission to find fellow field spies lurking near 6 featured buildings. Take the items they offer and piece them together to solve the super clue. Armed with a part map and some riddles, can you work as a Spy Family to crack the codes and return to base in time to save the day? If so, treasures await you agent. Good luck!. This message will self destruct in 5…4…3…2…1

Hyena Lounge – Pete Firman & John Robins 19:00, The Basement at City Screen, £8. Age Restrictions: 18+

A special Hyena Lounge Edinburgh preview show with Pete Firman & John Robins. Pete Firman is recognised as the UK’s leading comedian/magician whereas John Robins began comedy in spring 2005, and made his Edinburgh debut in 2007 as part of the prestigious Comedy Zone showcase. The following year, he teamed up with one of his contemporaries for Carl Donnelly vs John Robins vs Predator, before making his solo debut in 2009.

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