After spending the past five days looking forward to the weekend, do you find yourself wondering what to get up to?

To take the guessing work out of what’s happening in York, we’ve put together a list of some of the best events and activities to keep you occupied.

You can also check out the York Press Local Events Listings to make sure you're never at a loose end again.

Friday, February 4

The Musical Box

When: 7pm

Where: York Barbican Centre, Paragon Street

The Musical Box is a Canadian band founded in 1993 known for staging near-perfect re-creations of famous Genesis shows from the 1972-1975 era. It is the only band officially licensed by Genesis and Peter Gabriel.

The Goon Sax

When: 7pm

Where: The Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Rd

The Goon Sax is an Australian indie-pop trio from Brisbane, Queensland. The band will be performing songs from their second album Mirror II.

Saturday, February 5

York Guildhall Orchestra

When: 7.30pm

Where: York Barbican Centre, Paragon Street

The second concert in their 41st concert season sees the York Guildhall Orchestra perform one of Beethoven’s rarely played overtures.


Rave On - starring The Bluejays

When: 7.30pm

Where: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place

Rave On is the 1950’s musical sensation sweeping the nation. Featuring multiple award-winning band The Bluejays, a group comprised of stars from West End Productions The Buddy Holly Story, Million Dollar Quartet and Dreamboats & Petticoats, Rave On transports you back to the fabulous 50’s in stunningly authentic style.

Sunday, February 6

Rob Brydon

When: 7.30pm

Where: York Barbican Centre, Paragon Street

Featuring a sensational live band, A Night of Songs & Laughter tells Rob’s personal musical journey from South Wales to the West End and beyond. 

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For more York events listings, visit our Local Events section.