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What's On In Aberdeen

Aberdeen City and Shire is a vibrant and exciting region which will take your breath away, with a wide range of festivals and events. Choose from Highland Games, music or literature festivals and continental markets - there is more to discover everyday.

This comprehensive events calendar is updated daily by the Council, event partners and community groups to allow you to find hundreds of local events and things to do in Aberdeen City and Shire.

Event Highlights

Business Event: Decommissioning CycleDecommissioning Cycle
On 23 Jan 2017(Monday Only)
SUT+ and the University of Aberdeen, would like to extend an invite to an Evening on The Decommissioning Cycle, to be held Mon 23rd Jan in the Fraser Noble Building at the University of Aberdeen at 18:00.
(Theme: Education,Business)
Design Event: Graphic novels with MetaphrogGraphic novels with Metaphrog
On 23 Jan 2017
Join Aberdeen City Libraries for a creative session with award-winning graphic novelists Metaphrog, as they share tips and techniques on how to create your own graphic novels and characters.
(Theme: Design,Written Word,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Aberdonians in early Bolivian Industry: the Penny and Duncan Mining Company
Aberdonians in early Bolivian Industry: the Penny and Duncan Mining Company
On 24 Jan 2017(Tuesday Only)
Evening Lecture by University of Aberdeen Museums
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Workshops & Courses Event: Ancestry and Find My Past for BeginnersAncestry and Find My Past for Beginners
On 25 Jan 2017
Join Aberdeen City Libraries' Local Studies team at this free workshop to learn more about family history resources.
(Theme: Heritage,Workshops & Courses,)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: LITTLE EXPLORER DAY: DinosaursLITTLE EXPLORER DAY: Dinosaurs
On 25 Jan 2017(Wednesday Only)
Join us for a day of prehistoric adventure as we explore the science behind dinosaurs!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Music Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Rae Jappy (fiddle) and Robert Lovie (singer and speaker)Lunchbreak Concert: Rae Jappy (fiddle) and Robert Lovie (singer and speaker)
On 26 Jan 2017(Thursday Only)
A celebration of Robert Burns.
(Theme: Music,)
Health Event: Time to create Inner PeaceTime to create Inner Peace
On 27 Jan 2017(Friday Only)
We can create our own life like an artist on a canvas.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Fundraising Event: Horse racing nightHorse racing night
On 28 Jan 2017(Saturday Only)
Charity Horse racing night in aid of Sue Ryder
(Theme: Fundraising)
Performing Arts Event: Ardal O'Hanlon at Breakneck ComedyArdal O'Hanlon at Breakneck Comedy
On 28 Jan 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017
On 28 Jan 2017(Saturday Only)
Join us at the Confucius Institute at the University of Aberdeen on Chinese New Year's Day, January 28th, for an afternoon of Chinese fun and celebrations for all the family. https://www.abdn.ac.uk/confucius/events/
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Films Event: Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 - a screening of the award winning documentary - The Fog of SrebrenicaHolocaust Memorial Day 2017 - a screening of the award winning documentary - The Fog of Srebrenica
On 29 Jan 2017(Sunday Only)
Meet the film’s director Samir Mehanovic Book this free event through: Belmont Filmhouse Box Office - Tel: 01224 343500 or via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holocaust-memorial-day-2017-commemoration-at-belmont-filmhouse-tickets-30951131668
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Countryside Event: Balmedie Beach OrienteeringBalmedie Beach Orienteering
On 05 Feb 2017(Sunday Only)
Come down to the dunes of Balmedie and join us for a range of colour coded courses, suitable for all levels, individuals or families, kids and adults, runners and walkers!
(Theme: Sport & Games,Countryside)
Dance Event: DANCE SCOTTISH - Beginners' Charity DanceDANCE SCOTTISH - Beginners' Charity Dance
On 05 Feb 2017(Sunday Only)
RSCDS Aberdeen Branch runs two classes for beginners and this specially arranged dance is to give them the chance to experience the format of a Scottish Country Dance.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)
Exhibitions Event: St. Nicholas House 'In Memoriam' St. Nicholas House 'In Memoriam'
On 06 Feb 2017
Roddy Millar joins Aberdeen City Libraries to open his photographic exhibition on St. Nicholas House
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts,)
Crafts Event: After Hours: Kiss of DeathAfter Hours: Kiss of Death
On 10 Feb 2017(Friday Only)
A body lies in a Victorian street. There’s been a terrible accident. Or has there?
(Theme: Crafts,)
Young People Event: Aberdeen Boat RaceAberdeen Boat Race
On 04 Mar 2017(Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen Boat Race returns to the River Dee this March, where the University of Aberdeen will face reigning champions Robert Gordon University in an intense battle of skill and determination.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Young People)
Theatre & Shows Event: The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
On 07 Mar 2017(Tuesday Only)
Featuring The Jerseys, Leye D Johns and The Viva Showgirls.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Markets Event: Bridge of Don Community March MarketBridge of Don Community March Market
On 11 Mar 2017(Saturday Only)
A community market comprised of stalls from local businesses.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets,)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Slow Marathon 2017: Energised LandscapeSlow Marathon 2017: Energised Landscape
From 15 Apr 2017 To 16 Apr 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A 26 mile walk exploring our relationship to energy and the landscape.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Countryside)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Business Boosters - Debt Issues
Business Boosters - Debt Issues
On 25 Jan 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Speaker Derek Lyttle of Middlebrooks Business Recovery & Advice
(Theme: Business)
 Event: John Paul Raine: Art Exhibition Open Night
John Paul Raine: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 17 Nov 2016 To 25 Jan 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of John Paul Raine's work: open night is Thursday 17th Novemver 2016, 6.30 - 8.00pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique - Can our brain help us shed those holiday pounds?
Cafe Scientifique - Can our brain help us shed those holiday pounds?
On 25 Jan 2017 (Wednesday Only)
Surprisingly, our brain is the master orchestrator of our appetite. Find out how the brain makes pudding taste so good and strategies that we can adopt to shift those holiday pounds.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Raja Yoga Meditation Course
Raja Yoga Meditation Course
From 05 Jan 2017 To 30 Jan 2017 (Monday and Thursday)
Learn ancient Raja Yoga philosophy which helps to settle our thoughts so that we can then become focused and peaceful throughout the day.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Scot Free Tours Aberdeen
Scot Free Tours Aberdeen
From 31 Dec 2016 To 31 Jan 2017 (Saturday Only)
Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free one and a half hour walking tour.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: The Ogston Prize University of Aberdeen Winner, Amanda Garcia Fezcarzaga (Piano)
Lunchbreak Concert: The Ogston Prize University of Aberdeen Winner, Amanda Garcia Fezcarzaga (Piano)
On 02 Feb 2017 (Thursday Only)
Music by Haydn, Chopin and Liszt.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Mud Pies on Thursday mornings
Mud Pies on Thursday mornings
From 05 Jan 2017 To 02 Feb 2017 (Thursday Only)
Outdoor nature fun for 2 to 5 year olds!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Adult Takeover Evening: Perception
Adult Takeover Evening: Perception
On 03 Feb 2017 (Friday Only)
Ever wanted to explore Aberdeen Science Centre after hours? This is your chance!
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Michael Redmond at Breakneck comedy
Michael Redmond at Breakneck comedy
On 04 Feb 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Rosemary Goring in Conversation with Alan Taylor
Rosemary Goring in Conversation with Alan Taylor
On 04 Feb 2017
Delve into Scotland's past with two of the country's most acclaimed journalists and writers and explore what happens when history and fiction collide at this unique event in the Central Library.
(Theme: Written Word,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Mud Pies on Monday afternoons
Mud Pies on Monday afternoons
From 09 Jan 2017 To 06 Feb 2017 (Monday Only)
Outdoor fun for 2 to 5 year olds!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Mud Pies on Monday mornings
Mud Pies on Monday mornings
From 09 Jan 2017 To 06 Feb 2017 (Monday Only)
Outdoor nature fun for 2 to 5 year olds!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Education)
 Event: Stéphanie Vandem 'Lifting' Solo Exhibiiton
Stéphanie Vandem 'Lifting' Solo Exhibiiton
From 13 Jan 2017 To 07 Feb 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
LIFTING is a response to the Highland Games, in particular the heavy weight events with their strong sense of struggle, personal endurance, showmanship and cultural identity.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: CENTRE THEMES: Energy
CENTRE THEMES: Energy
From 08 Jan 2017 To 15 Feb 2017 (Everyday)
Throughout January and into February Aberdeen Science Centre will focus on energy!With hands-on workshops, shows, and a special FREE Discovery weekend on teh 11 & 12 February, there's something for everyone
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Learn to dance ARGENTINE TANGO - 8 WEEK BEGINNER COURSE with TANGO Aberdeen.
Learn to dance ARGENTINE TANGO - 8 WEEK BEGINNER COURSE with TANGO Aberdeen.
From 11 Jan 2017 To 01 Mar 2017 (Wednesday Only)
The course will explore the key elements of tango that together make up the ‘tango toolkit’. By the end of the course we hope you will be able to take to the floor and enjoy dancing tango socially anywhere in the world!
(Theme: Dance,Music)
 Event: Art Short Courses at RGU
Art Short Courses at RGU
From 03 Oct 2016 To 02 Mar 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Short Courses at Gray's have developed over the years to offer a range of subjects to satisfy student demand.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Education)
 Event: Painting Connect - New Online Course at RGU
Painting Connect - New Online Course at RGU
From 06 Oct 2016 To 02 Mar 2017 (Thursday Only)
The course is suitable for students with some or a little previous experience of drawing/painting, who wish to benefit from contact with the art school through distance learning.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Education)
 Event: Kathleen Cowie: Art Exhibition Open Night
Kathleen Cowie: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 26 Jan 2017 To 08 Mar 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Kathleen Cowie's work: Thursday 26th January 2017, 6.30-8.00pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY
PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY
From 01 Feb 2017 To 08 Mar 2017 (Wednesday Only)
6 week introductory course Wed 1 February 7.30pm. Free event. This course is related to practical philosophy that can help us in our every day lives: Interesting, light, challenging and life changing. All welcome.
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Being and Becoming: exploring the creative balance of the artist teacher
Being and Becoming: exploring the creative balance of the artist teacher
From 31 Oct 2016 To 15 Mar 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Exhibition in ArtSpace in MacRobert Building by University of Aberdeen Museums
(Theme: Exhibitions)

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