Your Easter weekend in the city

Catch The York Realist at the iconic Crucible 27 March - 7 April
Catch The York Realist at the iconic Crucible 27 March - 7 April

Easter has quite literally crept up on us this year, what with all the (unwanted) arctic conditions and things. A time to overdose on (okay, enjoy) anything with at least 60% cocoa content, you can count on us to get you out of your bank holiday comfy clothes and out making the most of what the city has to offer.

The York Realist, Crucible Theatre, 27 March – 7 April

Park your behind at one of the best venues in the country for catching fantastic theatre performances. The Times called The York Realist, which comes to the Crucible on 27 March until 7 April, “a glorious evening”. The play aims to reflect on the rival forces of family, class and longing, with the cast including Broadchurch’s Jonathan Bailey, Shameless’ Ben Batt and Lesley Nicol from good ol’ Downton Abbey. Tickets are selling fast, so book now to catch one of the most poignant productions of the year.

Easter Bank Holiday at Bloo88, Bloo88, 29 March – 2 April

Not only will 12” Pizzas be 2-4-1 all weekend, but Bloo88 will play host to four nights of different food and drinks offers across the Easter holiday. Whether you’re keen for two cocktails for £6.95, or you’re down for some late night tunes, Bloo88 on West Street has you covered. See the Facebook event for more information.

Samaritans Eggstravaganza, Chapel Walk, 29 March

For only a tenner, you’ll be able to kit yourself out with a whole new outfit at Samaritans on Chapel Walk this Thursday. The one-off Easter event which we’ve covered here, will see all proceeds go to support the vital work the charity does to help young people open up and deal with their concerns. From 10am until 6pm, you can dig out a bargain outfit from their extensive collection of contemporary and vintage pieces. There’ll even be an Easter egg hunt instore! Get yourself down.

Sheffield Gift Card

Visiting family in Sheff for an Easter Sunday roast? Ditch the petrol station flowers and treat them to their very own Sheffield Gift Card, which can be spent at over 80 local businesses in the city centre. Give them the gift of choice; dinner at Piccolino, some fab new beauty bits from John Lewis, or even tickets to see The Crucible’s latest show-stopper – it really is up to them! Head to www.sheffieldgiftcard.co.uk to order yours before it’s too late – the next day delivery makes it a no-brainer really.

Smo.Fo Pit.Stop, Eyre Street, 30 March – 1 April

What better way to kick off your bank holiday weekend than with a pulled pork bap/breadcake/whatever in one hand and a pint of locally-brewed beer in the other? If this sounds right up your street, then head to Eyre Street (opposite Plug) for the first of a monthly set of events celebrating all things BBQ. There’ll be live music to accompany your smoked food feast across the weekend, and the chance to enter into the Smoke Ghost Chilli Corn Challenge. Get down to find out what that entails, and to bask in all things BBQ. Tickets are available via Skiddle.

Jessie Ware, O2 Academy Sheffield, 31 March, 7pm

Singing songs from her most recent third album, Glasshouse, Jessie will bring her UK tour to the Academy on Saturday night. Get your tickets now to witness her beautiful vocals alongside mellow and heartfelt live music, and hear her perform a few new songs, including Selfish Love and Your Domino, as well as some oldies. Get your tickets for a more intimate and relaxed Easter weekend.

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