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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: Scotstown School Christmas FairScotstown School Christmas Fair
On 29 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Featuring Santa's Grotto, Raffles, Tombola, Lucky Dip, Bottle Stall, Homebakes, Henna/Glitter Tattoos, Eyebrow Threading, Unique Christmas Gifts, NEW Freshly Cooked Indian Snack Cuisine and much, much more! Star Raffle Prize is an iPad mini 2!!!!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Crafts Event: March Hare Craft & Vintage MarketMarch Hare Craft & Vintage Market
On 29 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
The March Hare Craft & Vintage Market.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Fundraising Event: Caoimhe's Pink Tie Ball.Caoimhe's Pink Tie Ball.
On 29 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
A black tie event to raise awareness and money for local charity, Caoimhe's Trust for Edwards. Details and information about the Charity can be found on the link below, or by contacting Patricia Ritchie.
(Theme: Fundraising)
Music Event: Concordia String Orchestra ConcertConcordia String Orchestra Concert
On 29 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Concordia String Orchestra return for their November concert at Ferryhill Parish Church on Saturday 29th November.
(Theme: Music)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 29 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Saturday 29th November Breakneck Comedy: Scott Ironside Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: When History Meets Mystery: an afternoon of historical crime and mystery with novelist Shona MacLeanWhen History Meets Mystery: an afternoon of historical crime and mystery with novelist Shona MacLean
On 29 Nov 2014
Historical crime novelist Shona Maclean will visit the Central Library during Book Week Scotland to talk about her series of Alexander Seaton novels, set in 17th Century Aberdeen.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Book LaboratoryBook Laboratory
On 29 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
FREE family workshop for Book Week Scotland 2014
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Workshops & Courses)
Seasonal Event: Blessing of the Crib (Nativity Scene)Blessing of the Crib (Nativity Scene)
On 01 Dec 2014(Monday Only)
Aberdeen’s nativity scene will be officially unveiled on Monday 1 Dec at 11am in St Nicholas Kirkyard. The Regional Ecumenical team will bless the crib. Refreshments will be available after the service.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal,)
Exhibitions Event: Learn about Local DemocracyLearn about Local Democracy
From 01 Dec 2014 To 06 Dec 2014(Monday and Saturday)
Democratic Services can tell you about: How to find agendas How to make your voice heard How to attend council meetings And much more
(Theme: Exhibitions)
Films Event: Screening of a new Greek Film by Director Konstantina Voulgari - All Cats are BrilliantScreening of a new Greek Film by Director Konstantina Voulgari - All Cats are Brilliant
On 02 Dec 2014(Tuesday Only)
Being shown under the auspices of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society and the Edinburgh Greek Film Festival
(Theme: Education,Films,)
Visual Arts Event: PechaKucha - Visual Culture.PechaKucha - Visual Culture.
On 02 Dec 2014(Tuesday Only)
Join us for a series of short presentations in the PechaKucha format as a number of speakers explore the meaning of visual culture.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Visual Arts)
Heritage Event: Ben Jonson's performance of Union: a walk to Scotland, 1618Ben Jonson's performance of Union: a walk to Scotland, 1618
On 09 Dec 2014(Tuesday Only)
A free lecture from Anna Groundwater PhD FSA Scot, University of Edinburgh
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
Health Event: The Medicinal Herb Garden through the seasonsThe Medicinal Herb Garden through the seasons
On 11 Dec 2014(Thursday Only)
An illustrated talk showing what herbs can be grown or wild crafted for medicinal purposes in Northeast Scotland. Retired Medical Herbalist Erica Hollis describes when herbs are in season, how they are prepared and how they are used to sustain health.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Sport & Games Event: Aberdeen Santa RunAberdeen Santa Run
On 14 Dec 2014(Sunday Only)
Kick off the count down to Christmas by joining hundreds of Santas in the Aberdeen Santa Run, a 5km fun run with a festive twist!
(Theme: Sport & Games,Fundraising)
Business Event: Intellectual Property Advice ClinicsIntellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 17 Dec 2014
Aberdeen City Libraries are offering free one-to-one consultations with a registered patent attorney and an opportunity to discuss your ideas for new products or brands.
(Theme: Business,)
Countryside Event: Shortest Day Festive Food in the WoodShortest Day Festive Food in the Wood
On 21 Dec 2014(Sunday Only)
Join Mandy from Mud Pies and Claire the Foodie Quine for family woodland Christmas Crafts and some hands on Festive Foodie Fun at Countesswells Woods, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
Dance Event: Burns Ceilidh SupperBurns Ceilidh Supper
From 23 Jan 2015 To 24 Jan 2015(Friday and Saturday)
A traditional Burns Ceilidh Supper.
(Theme: Dance,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: African Film Series.
African Film Series.
From 16 Sep 2014 To 28 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Diverse collections of African films shown every Tuesday.
(Theme: Films)
 Event: Quiz and Game Show Night
Quiz and Game Show Night
On 28 Nov 2014 (Friday Only)
Quiz and Game Show night to raise club funds
(Theme: Fundraising,)
 Event: THE BESTIARY BAKE OFF
THE BESTIARY BAKE OFF
On 28 Nov 2014 (Friday Only)
Challenge your baking abilities and enter the Bestiary Bake Off.
(Theme: Crafts,Fundraising)
 Event: Christmas Fayre
Christmas Fayre
From 20 Nov 2014 To 28 Nov 2014 (Everyday)
Bridge of Don Academy is holding a Christmas Fayre on Thursday 27 November from 6 to 8 pm. The school choir will be performing Christmas carols to get you in the mood for Christmas shopping.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Family Ceilidh
Family Ceilidh
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Bring a Hipflask to see the Hipflask Ceilidh Band!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music)
 Event: Concordia String Orchestra Winter Concert
Concordia String Orchestra Winter Concert
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Classical music concert featuring string repertoire and young local soloist Jessica Coleman in Bach Violin concerto. Conducted by Tim Tricker
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: Christmas Fayre
Christmas Fayre
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Danestone Congregational Church's Christmas Fayre
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Beach Cleanup - Aberdeen City area, with Marine Conservation Society volunteers.
Beach Cleanup - Aberdeen City area, with Marine Conservation Society volunteers.
From 09 Mar 2014 To 30 Nov 2014 (Weekend Only)
Marine Conservation Society run volunteer beach cleanup of litter, to help the environment locally to you. Seals, dolphins and many seabirds thrive in the Aberdeen marine environment, if its kept clean. Please join us to make a difference.
(Theme: Environment,Countryside)
 Event: Beginners Silver Clay.
Beginners Silver Clay.
On 30 Nov 2014 (Sunday Only)
A beginners class in fine silver jewellery making at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Play, Politics & Fine Pieces!
Play, Politics & Fine Pieces!
On 30 Nov 2014 (Sunday Only)
FAMILY FUN DAY Play & Xmas craft activities for the kids, info stalls adn craft sales for the grown-ups; family-friendly stage acts, hot drinks, soup & fine pieces for all :)
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
From 22 Nov 2014 To 30 Nov 2014 (Friday and Saturday)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Ron Williams
Ron Williams
On 02 Dec 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Ron Williams is the son of internationally known singer/songwriter Leona Williams.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 02 Dec 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 2nd December Breakneck Comedy: Billy Kirkwood Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Ceilidh Classes
Ceilidh Classes
From 07 Oct 2014 To 02 Dec 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Ceilidh Classes for all Levels and Interest.
(Theme: Dance)
 Event: Tinsel Trees
Tinsel Trees
On 03 Dec 2014 (Wednesday Only)
A popular beaded Christmas decoration making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Tinsel Trees
Tinsel Trees
On 03 Dec 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Christmas Decorations Workshop at Bead Pop
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Marga Schnell Open Night & Art Exhibition.
Marga Schnell Open Night & Art Exhibition.
From 24 Oct 2014 To 04 Dec 2014 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Marga Schnell, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of her exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Lux Film Days 2014
Watch the best of European cinema them for free in Aberdeen!
Lux Film Days 2014 Watch the best of European cinema them for free in Aberdeen!
From 03 Dec 2014 To 05 Dec 2014 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
The LUX Prize is the annual film competition promoting different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day and, as such, contributing to building a stronger European identity.
(Theme: Films)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 05 Dec 2014 (Friday Only)
Friday 5th December Breakneck Comedy: Raymond Mearns Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 9pm / Show 9.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 06 Dec 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 6th December Breakneck Comedy: Raymond Mearns Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 9pm / Show 9.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)

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