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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

Dance Event: Scottish Ensemble at Beach Ballroom 
Easter Tea DanceScottish Ensemble at Beach Ballroom Easter Tea Dance
On 21 Apr 2014(Monday Only)
Dance or listen to the Scottish Ensemble.
(Theme: Music,Dance)
Exhibitions Event: King's Museum Lunchtime TalkKing's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 21 Apr 2014(Monday Only)
Student Volunteers give short talks on the new exhibition 'Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire'.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
Storytelling Event: Breakneck Comedy 'The Young Guns'Breakneck Comedy 'The Young Guns'
On 22 Apr 2014(Tuesday Only)
A must see comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling,)
Health Event: Free Lunchtime Concert at the Aberdeen Community Health & Care VillageFree Lunchtime Concert at the Aberdeen Community Health & Care Village
On 22 Apr 2014(Tuesday Only)
The Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village in Frederick Street will resound with music, as a series of free lunchtime concerts begins this month.
(Theme: Health,Music)
Education Event: Café Controversial: GM Crops: Raking up the facts
Café Controversial: GM Crops: Raking up the facts
On 22 Apr 2014(Tuesday Only)
The science behind the headlines and place GM crops have in modern agriculture.
(Theme: Education,Exhibitions)
Fundraising Event: Psychic Night with the MS SocietyPsychic Night with the MS Society
On 23 Apr 2014(Wednesday Only)
The MS Society is dedicated to help anyone and everyone affected by MS. There are more cases of MS in Scotland then any other country in the world, making the work we do here in Aberdeen all the more vital.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Fundraising)
Written Word Event: Celebrate World Book Night with Aberdeen City Libraries and James OswaldCelebrate World Book Night with Aberdeen City Libraries and James Oswald
On 23 Apr 2014(Wednesday Only)
Join Aberdeen City Libraries as we celebrate World Book Night with author James Oswald. Scottish crime writer.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Business Event: Cyrenians Sleepout 2014Cyrenians Sleepout 2014
From 23 Apr 2014 To 24 Apr 2014(Wednesday and Thursday)
Corporate based 'Sleepout' event aiming to raise funds and awareness for the local charity; the Aberdeen Cyrenians.
(Theme: Fundraising,Business)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: JCA Reunited!
Reunion evening for past & present members of Junior Chamber in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.JCA Reunited! Reunion evening for past & present members of Junior Chamber in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
On 24 Apr 2014(Thursday Only)
Celebratory evening for past members to reunite, be entertained and raise money for nominated local charities.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Fundraising)
Workshops & Courses Event: Beaded KumihimoBeaded Kumihimo
On 26 Apr 2014(Saturday Only)
New Jewellery Class at Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Park Naming and Opening Ceremony and Fun DayPark Naming and Opening Ceremony and Fun Day
On 03 May 2014(Saturday Only)
The Powis Residents Group have beeing working hard to rejuvenate a once derelect park to enhance the life of it citizens. If you're interested in setting up a stall for a car boot sale or anything else, please contact us ont he details below.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fundraising,)
Visual Arts Event: The Trickery PresentsThe Trickery Presents
On 04 May 2014(Sunday Only)
An Evening Of Wanders From Around The World
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Visual Arts)
Sport & Games Event: Aberdeen Anarchy 2014

Aberdeen Anarchy 2014
On 10 May 2014(Saturday Only)
WrestleZone are back at the Beach Ballroom this May for more family-friendly wrestling action. The North-east grappling stars will be in bone-crunching, body-slamming action on Saturday 10 May for “Aberdeen Anarchy 2014”.
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: WalkWalk
On 31 May 2014(Saturday Only)
Cove to Burnbanks Join Countryside Ranger Rob Rowe, Chris Croly, Judith Stones and Stewart Thain to explore the history, archaeology and natural history of this area. Sensible footwear recommended.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,)
Countryside Event: 2 NORTH 4 SOUTH2 NORTH 4 SOUTH
From 31 May 2014 To 01 Jun 2014(Weekend Only)
A 24 hour non-stop long distance fundraising walk for adults with learning disabilities in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Fundraising,Countryside)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: The Great Tapestry of Scotland - Scotland's History Stitched with Love
The Great Tapestry of Scotland - Scotland's History Stitched with Love
From 15 Feb 2014 To 20 Apr 2014
The artwork at the heart of Scotland’s largest ever community arts project will be displayed at Aberdeen Art Gallery this spring.
(Theme: Crafts,Exhibitions,)
 Event: European Marathi Sneh Sammelan 2014 (EMS-2014)
European Marathi Sneh Sammelan 2014 (EMS-2014)
From 18 Apr 2014 To 20 Apr 2014 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Over 500 attendees, Music, Dance, Art and Drama from eminent personalities. Integration and celebration of Scottish & Marathi Culture. Indian food cooked by a Celebrity Michellin star Chef.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Music of the North East
Music of the North East
On 20 Apr 2014 (Sunday Only)
Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society showcase the music of their home with tributes to North East fiddle masters past and present, including William Marshall, Peter Milne, J Scott Skinner, Hector MacAndrew and Judi Nicolson.
(Theme: Music,Heritage)
 Event: The Big Dolphinwatch Easter Eggstravaganza
The Big Dolphinwatch Easter Eggstravaganza
From 19 Apr 2014 To 20 Apr 2014 (Weekend Only)
Join the RSPB Scotland Dolphinwatch team this Easter weekend for lots of Easter related fun!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 22 Apr 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Student Volunteers give short talks on the new exhibition 'Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire'.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Seeing into old age?

Speaker: Dr Karin Pilz, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen
Seeing into old age? Speaker: Dr Karin Pilz, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen
On 23 Apr 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Vision often worsens with age but are the eyes always to blame? Come and discuss the role of the brain in vision-related changes during healthy ageing.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Lunchtime Talk
Lunchtime Talk
On 23 Apr 2014 (Wednesday Only)
30 Years of Aberdeen Maritime Museum John Edwards
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: LUNCHBREAK CONCERT: Scottish Fiddle Music
LUNCHBREAK CONCERT: Scottish Fiddle Music
On 24 Apr 2014 (Thursday Only)
Nicola Auchnie (Violin) and Mo Rutherford (Piano).
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Alan Mackay Charity Concert
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Alan Mackay Charity Concert
On 24 Apr 2014 (Thursday Only)
Best of local Jazz play for Cancer Charities
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Seminar: Making Peace with the Past
Seminar: Making Peace with the Past
On 25 Apr 2014 (Friday Only)
Explore the art of 'letting go' and putting the past to rest so that a peaceful and positive future can be yours.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: Friends of the special nursery rock and roll bingo
Friends of the special nursery rock and roll bingo
On 25 Apr 2014 (Friday Only)
Supporting premature and sick babies in aberdeen
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Cellar 35 open mic
Cellar 35 open mic
From 25 Apr 2013 To 25 Apr 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Open mic night at cellar 35
(Theme: Music)
 Event: The Plooman Poet - The real Burns as told by his droothy cronie Souter Johnnie
The Plooman Poet - The real Burns as told by his droothy cronie Souter Johnnie
From 24 Apr 2014 To 25 Apr 2014 (Thursday and Friday)
Quids In Theatre Company present their rescheduled show 'The Plooman Poet'
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy 'You're Getting It'
Breakneck Comedy 'You're Getting It'
On 26 Apr 2014 (Saturday Only)
A must see comedy club
(Theme: Storytelling,Performing Arts)
 Event: Benedetti Plays Mozart
Benedetti Plays Mozart
On 26 Apr 2014 (Saturday Only)
Nicola Benedetti performs with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Wullie Wonkie and The Fine Piece Factory
Wullie Wonkie and The Fine Piece Factory
From 23 Apr 2014 To 26 Apr 2014 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Aberdeen Student Show in Association with Marathon Oil. The team that brought you last year's hilarious Spital Shop of Horrors are back with the 93rd annual Student Show, which is guaranteed to appeal to your sweet tooth and gie ye a laugh an' aa!
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
 Event: No More Nails by Allan Watson
No More Nails by Allan Watson
From 15 Mar 2014 To 27 Apr 2014 (Weekend Only)
SMART Consultants are delighted to present ‘No More Nails’ an exhibition of contemporary sculpture by local Scottish artist, Allan Watson, Head of Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art from Saturday 15 March at the SMART gallery.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
 Event: Aberdeen Bach Choir
Musical Director: Peter Parfitt
Music For All Seasons
Aberdeen Bach Choir Musical Director: Peter Parfitt Music For All Seasons
On 27 Apr 2014 (Sunday Only)
A journey through the main seasons of the Christian year, beginning with Advent and ending with Trinity including works by Bach, Howells, Gowers, Palestrina,Taverner, Wesley, Stainer and Sweelinck.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: King's Museum Curator's Talk
King's Museum Curator's Talk
On 28 Apr 2014 (Monday Only)
A free talk from Neil Curtis, co-curator of 'Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire'.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: What is an "Urban Legend"?
What is an "Urban Legend"?
On 29 Apr 2014 (Tuesday Only)
King's Museum Lecture
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)

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