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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

Children & Family-Friendly Event: Muscling In: Meet the Expert Evening EventMuscling In: Meet the Expert Evening Event
On 28 Aug 2014(Thursday Only)
Satrosphere welcome expert Dr Stuart Gray from the University of Aberdeen for Meet the Expert talk “Muscling In”.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Children & Family-Friendly)
Exhibitions Event: King's Museum Lunchtime TalkKing's Museum Lunchtime Talk
On 28 Aug 2014(Thursday Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
Fundraising Event: Granite City Ball in aid of Make-A-Wish UKGranite City Ball in aid of Make-A-Wish UK
On 29 Aug 2014(Friday Only)
Grampian supporters of Make-A-Wish are raising funds to help grant magical wishes for children and young people living in the Grampian area with life threatening conditions.
(Theme: Fundraising)
Dance Event: La Fiesta Latina - Latino NightLa Fiesta Latina - Latino Night
On 29 Aug 2014(Friday Only)
Latino Night, Salsa Class for Beginners followed by Salsa, Merengue & Bachata party.
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Markets Event: Aberdeen International MarketAberdeen International Market
From 29 Aug 2014 To 31 Aug 2014(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Part of Aberdeen's Summer Festival, this hugely popular and well established market once again makes a return to the City and will attract large numbers of visitors and shoppers over the weekend offering an array of products from around Europe and the UK.
(Theme: Markets,)
Media Event: Classical guitarist Philippe Guidat at the Central LibraryClassical guitarist Philippe Guidat at the Central Library
On 30 Aug 2014
World-class French flamenco-jazz guitar player and composer Philippe Guidat will perform at the Central Library as part of the Celebrate Aberdeen Festival
(Theme: Media,Music,)
Health Event: The Easy Way to Good RelationshipsThe Easy Way to Good Relationships
On 30 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
A Saturday workshop with a light vegetarian lunch provided.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Heritage Event: 'Education, Salvation, Damnation and Beyond' Local history talk'Education, Salvation, Damnation and Beyond' Local history talk
On 30 Aug 2014
Aberdeen City Libraries presents a free talk on the history of the Rosemount area
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Roller Girls vs. Roller Derby - BedfordshireGranite City Roller Girls vs. Roller Derby - Bedfordshire
On 30 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Roller derby home game for the Granite City Roller Girls against Bedfordshire.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Fundraising)
Crafts Event: Seed Bead: Flat SpiralSeed Bead: Flat Spiral
On 30 Aug 2014(Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Performing Arts Event: Celebrate Aberdeen WeekendCelebrate Aberdeen Weekend
From 30 Aug 2014 To 31 Aug 2014(Weekend Only)
Following on from three successful voluntary sector parades, the Celebrate Aberdeen team is back, this time with a two day event aimed at showcasing local talent from across the city in a fun and entertaining manner.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Performing Arts,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Shazam Theatre CompanyShazam Theatre Company
On 01 Sep 2014(Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
Shazam offers a wide range of drama and theatre classes for 8 to 25 year olds.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Workshops & Courses)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: ExtremesExtremes
On 06 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Join Dr Kevin Fong from the series To Boldly Go and Extreme A&E!
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
Visual Arts Event: Aberdeen Art Fair 2014Aberdeen Art Fair 2014
From 06 Sep 2014 To 07 Sep 2014(Weekend Only)
Now in its fourth year the AAF is an excellent range of local and national galleries and artists exhibiting selling original contemporary and affordable work from £50-£10,000.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Visual Arts)
Films Event: British Science Association Sci-Screen and 'Meet Up'British Science Association Sci-Screen and 'Meet Up'
On 11 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
British Science Association Aberdeen Branch invite you to join us for a drink and a movie.
(Theme: Films)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Tea and Tour of TechFest in September Festival.Tea and Tour of TechFest in September Festival.
On 11 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Join us for an afternoon tea and tour of our science workshops.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Senior Citizens/50+)
Education Event: Heroes of TomorrowHeroes of Tomorrow
On 20 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
As part of the Statoil sponsorship, TechFest In September will stage a new Science communication event featuring students from S1-S6 presenting short 5 minute talks on a particular STEM topic which they are passionate about.
(Theme: Education,Young People)
Environment Event: What the frack?What the frack?
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Come along to find out a bit more about the process of shale gas extraction.
(Theme: Environment,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Business Event: The Big Aberdeen EventThe Big Aberdeen Event
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
The Big Aberdeen Event is a Conference accompanied by Give it a Try arenas offering free family fun, help and advice, opportunities to try and activities to interact with
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Business)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Under Pressure: National Hyperbaric Centre Discovery Tour.Under Pressure: National Hyperbaric Centre Discovery Tour.
On 25 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Have an up close and personal glimpse into the vital work carried out at the centre guided by it's enthusiastic staff.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Guided Walks/Tours)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: EcoTown
EcoTown
From 27 Aug 2014 To 28 Aug 2014 (Weekend Only)
EcoTown provides an engaging and highly effective one-stop shop of information on how to live and work smarter and more sustainably.
(Theme: Environment)
 Event: Absolute Legends Tribute Night
Absolute Legends Tribute Night
On 29 Aug 2014 (Friday Only)
From WBRM productions comes Absolute Legends, a true rocking band, stunning costumes and amazing lights worthy of any West End show.
(Theme: Dance,Music,)
 Event: King's Museum Curator's Talk
King's Museum Curator's Talk
On 29 Aug 2014 (Friday Only)
Free afternoon talk from the student curators of the King's Museum exhibition Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Wild Dolphins art trail takes over Aberdeen
Wild Dolphins art trail takes over Aberdeen
From 25 Jun 2014 To 29 Aug 2014 (Everyday)
The Wild Dolphins project is a free public art trail which is taking place in Aberdeen all summer.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Introduction to Jewellery Making
Introduction to Jewellery Making
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery Making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: New Found Land: Scottish Emigration to Canada
New Found Land: Scottish Emigration to Canada
From 02 May 2014 To 30 Aug 2014 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
This new exhibition uses items from the Special Collections Centre to review stories of emigration from Aberdeen and Scotland to Canada.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala
Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Community Gala.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala.
Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala.
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
A Community Gala for all the family.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Classical guitarist Philippe Guidat at the Central Library
Classical guitarist Philippe Guidat at the Central Library
On 31 Aug 2014
World-class French flamenco-jazz guitar player and composer Philippe Guidat will perform at the Central Library as part of the Celebrate Aberdeen Festival
(Theme: Music,Media,)
 Event: Silver Art Clay
Silver Art Clay
On 31 Aug 2014 (Sunday Only)
Jewellery making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 01 Sep 2014 (Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 02 Sep 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 2nd September Breakneck Comedy: Keir McAllister Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Sewing workshop
Sewing workshop
On 03 Sep 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Workshop designed to get to grips with the basics of your sewing machine.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Charlie House Ladies Lunch
Charlie House Ladies Lunch
On 04 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
Social Ladies Lunch to raise funds for Charlie House Appeal
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Argentine Tango classes with Tangodee
Argentine Tango classes with Tangodee
From 03 Apr 2014 To 04 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
Learn to dance authentic Argentine Tango in a fun, relaxed and informal setting. Discover the art of leading and following this fascinating dance which encourages improvisation and personal expression.
(Theme: Dance)
 Event: Positive Thinking Course
Positive Thinking Course
On 04 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences. Taught over four successive Thursday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Free Taster Sessions at the Beacon Centre
Free Taster Sessions at the Beacon Centre
From 01 Sep 2014 To 05 Sep 2014 (Weekdays Only)
The Beacon and Bucksburn Community Learning Association are offering the opportunity to come and try a variety of workshops.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Aberdeen ministry of Crafts
Aberdeen ministry of Crafts
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts is a monthly indoor market that showcases the work of local artists, makers and designers.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
 Event: Granite City Roller Girls Intake Day
Granite City Roller Girls Intake Day
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
We are holding our next Roller Derby Intake Day. No previous skating experience is necessary!
(Theme: Sport & Games)
 Event: Beaded Kumihimo
Beaded Kumihimo
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)

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