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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

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)
Music Event: LUNCHBREAK CONCERT: Scottish Fiddle MusicLUNCHBREAK CONCERT: Scottish Fiddle Music
On 24 Apr 2014(Thursday Only)
Nicola Auchnie (Violin) and Mo Rutherford (Piano).
(Theme: Music,)
Performing Arts Event: The Plooman Poet - The real Burns as told by his droothy cronie Souter JohnnieThe 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)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Seminar: Making Peace with the PastSeminar: 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)
Storytelling 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)
Visual Arts Event: Lith Photographic Printing Process -  Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced CoursesLith Photographic Printing Process - Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced Courses
On 26 Apr 2014(Saturday Only)
Tutor: Anne Campbell Places: 12 students An introduction to Lith Photographic Printing.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
Workshops & Courses Event: Chiaroscuro Life Drawing  -  Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced CoursesChiaroscuro Life Drawing - Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced Courses
On 26 Apr 2014(Saturday Only)
Tutor: Rebecca Westguard Places: 15 students An opportunity for life drawing enthusiasts to develop their appreciation of the human form in a specially lit studio environment.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
Crafts Event: Porcelain Paperclay Techniques -  Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced CoursesPorcelain Paperclay Techniques - Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced Courses
On 26 Apr 2014(Saturday Only)
Tutor: Morag McGee Places: 12 students Have you ever wanted to create work with porcelain?
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
Exhibitions Event: King's Museum Curator's TalkKing'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)
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,)
Markets Event: Aberdeeen Ministry of Crafts: May EventAberdeeen Ministry of Crafts: May Event
On 03 May 2014(Saturday Only)
Craft and local fair to be held the 1st Saturday of every month. At the Methodist church on Crown Terrace.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Education Event: University of Aberdeen May FestivalUniversity of Aberdeen May Festival
From 09 May 2014 To 11 May 2014(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Over the 9th – 11th of May 2014, the May Festival will showcase the many strengths of Aberdeen University with events spanning science, music, literature, film, Gaelic, and food and nutrition.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Education)
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)
Business Event: All-Energy 2014
All-Energy 2014
From 21 May 2014 To 22 May 2014(Wednesday and Thursday)
All-Energy Exhibition and Conference is the UK’s largest renewable energy event taking place in Europe’s energy city, Aberdeen, on 21-22 May 2014.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Business)
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: 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: Psychic Night with the MS Society
Psychic 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)
 Event: Celebrate World Book Night with Aberdeen City Libraries and James Oswald
Celebrate 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,)
 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: Cyrenians Sleepout 2014
Cyrenians 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)
 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: 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: Beaded Kumihimo
Beaded Kumihimo
On 26 Apr 2014 (Saturday Only)
New Jewellery Class at Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 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: Digital Photography -  Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced Courses
Digital Photography - Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced Courses
On 27 Apr 2014 (Sunday Only)
Tutor: Bill King Places: 12 students For camera enthusiasts interested in developing their digital photography skills.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
 Event: Portrait Drawing & Painting - Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced Courses
Portrait Drawing & Painting - Short Course Extra/Taster & Advanced Courses
On 27 Apr 2014 (Sunday Only)
Tutor: Wei Li Zhu Places: 12 students An opportunity to learn the principles of portraiture through painting a portrait from a model.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
 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)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy - Gavin Webster!
Breakneck Comedy - Gavin Webster!
On 29 Apr 2014 (Tuesday Only)
A must see comedy club.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling,)
 Event: My Faither Built The Sydney Brig
My Faither Built The Sydney Brig
From 01 Mar 2014 To 30 Apr 2014 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Scottish Local History Week Exhibition
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)
 Event: Lunchtime Talk
Lunchtime Talk
On 30 Apr 2014 (Wednesday Only)
James McBey Ann Steed, Curator
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: LUNCHBREAK CONCERT: Medieval Plainchant and Organ Music
LUNCHBREAK CONCERT: Medieval Plainchant and Organ Music
On 01 May 2014 (Thursday Only)
Please note that this concert is in Drum Aisle, St Nicholas Kirk and not Cowdray Hall. The Aberdeen Schola and Roger B. Williams (Organ).
(Theme: Music,)

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