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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: Walk on the Wild SideWalk on the Wild Side
On 29 Apr 2015(Sunday Only)
Walk on the Wild Side is a 3k jungle themed sponsored walk and family fun day.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Fundraising Event: Comedy, Cocktails & Cupcakes at the CarmeliteComedy, Cocktails & Cupcakes at the Carmelite
On 29 Apr 2015(Wednesday Only)
Join us for an evening of Comedy, Cocktails & Cupcakes at The Carmelite - tickets just £15 per person which include a cocktail & cupcake.
(Theme: Fundraising)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Cafe Scientifique- A wake-up call on Sleeping SicknessCafe Scientifique- A wake-up call on Sleeping Sickness
On 29 Apr 2015(Wednesday Only)
African Sleeping Sickness is threatening a staggering 60 million Africans. Discover how students from the University of Aberdeen have pioneered detection of dangerous diseases using synthetic biology.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Workshops & Courses Event: Creative Writing WorkshopCreative Writing Workshop
On 29 Apr 2015
As part of the national ‘Read and Remember’ campaign, commemorating the First World War through books and reading, Aberdeen City Libraries presents this creative writing workshop led by local writer Shane Strachan
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
Written Word Event: Creative Writing for TeensCreative Writing for Teens
On 29 Apr 2015
As part of the national ‘Read and Remember’ campaign, commemorating the First World War through books and reading, Aberdeen City Libraries presents this creative writing workshop for teens and young adults led by local writer Shane Strachan
(Theme: Written Word,Young People,)
Health Event: Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub - Positive Psychology is for Rich PeopleAberdeen Skeptics in the Pub - Positive Psychology is for Rich People
On 30 Apr 2015(Thursday Only)
The evening will consist of an informal talk from Dr James C. Coyne who will provide a thorough update of his well-received blog posts at PLOS Mind the Brain and Science-Based Medicine, followed by a Q and A session.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Music Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Phil DwyerJazz at the Bluelamp - Phil Dwyer
On 30 Apr 2015(Thursday Only)
Canadian Sax man Phil Dwyer has been a force on the international jazz scene for over two decades and comes to the Bluelamp as part of his European tour,
(Theme: Music)
Crafts Event: Iceberg's Open DayIceberg's Open Day
On 01 May 2015(Friday Only)
Iceberg's Open Day is an opportunity to involve in exciting print and design activities, to learn something new, to have lunch outside and to enjoy performances of comedians and musicians!
(Theme: Design,Crafts)
Markets Event: Aberdeen ministry of CraftsAberdeen ministry of Crafts
On 02 May 2015(Saturday Only)
Makers monthly market featuring 20+ stalls. Quality handmade items from local artists, designers and makers
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Exhibitions Event: Elina Partheniou "Living Beings"Elina Partheniou "Living Beings"
From 02 May 2015 To 26 May 2015(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Elina Partheniou’s unique work is made with mixed media on multiple white medium-grain papers.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
Environment Event: Culter Hillwalking Club May Sunday walksCulter Hillwalking Club May Sunday walks
On 03 May 2015(Sunday Only)
Longer Walk - Corgarff to Gairnshiel via Loch Builg. Distance 23 km. Ascent 400 metres Shorter Circular Walk - Braenaloin via Tom Odhar Distance 13 km. Ascent 488 metres
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Environment)
Dance Event: Afternoon tango brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and TangodeeAfternoon tango brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee
On 03 May 2015(Sunday Only)
A Milonga similar to those in Buenos Aires on your Scottish doorstep.
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Business Event: Business Workshop at the Central LibraryBusiness Workshop at the Central Library
On 06 May 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Performing Arts Event: Upload OperaUpload Opera
On 07 May 2015(Thursday Only)
A free opera night for those who don't know much about opera but would like to know more.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Films Event: Cafe Philosophique - Philosophy, Mountaineering and RiskCafe Philosophique - Philosophy, Mountaineering and Risk
On 08 May 2015(Friday Only)
4th Annual Philosophy Public Lecture
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Films)
Countryside Event: Forest Sprint Orienteering - Scotty HillForest Sprint Orienteering - Scotty Hill
On 08 May 2015(Friday Only)
Blast away the cobwebs of the week with the 2015 Spring Friday Evening Orienteering sprint series.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Countryside)
Theatre & Shows Event: ConnectedConnected
On 09 May 2015(Thursday Only)
the one man show 'Connected' by Scottish actor Jamie Begg. Following on from a successful run at The Edinburgh Festival last year, Connected makes a welcome return to Aberdeen
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Visual Arts Event: Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA
Printmaking: Monoprint and DrypointGray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA Printmaking: Monoprint and Drypoint
On 09 May 2015(Saturday Only)
Spend a day creating your own unique intaglio prints in Gray's Printmaking Workshop with an experienced tutor on hand. This course is suitable for beginners and offers an introduction to monoprint and drypoint processes.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: How To Use The Free Library eMagazine ServiceHow To Use The Free Library eMagazine Service
On 11 May 2015(Monday Only)
Silver City Surfers hold monthly information talks on different aspects of computing and the Internet. May's talk will demonstrate to older people (over 55) how to use their library services online to download eMagazines.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Senior Citizens/50+)
Heritage Event: Silver in Early Medieval Scotland: the Glenmorangie research projectSilver in Early Medieval Scotland: the Glenmorangie research project
On 12 May 2015(Tuesday Only)
A FREE talk by Dr Martin Goldberg of the National Museum of Scotland
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: An Evening with John McGuinness
An Evening with John McGuinness
On 28 Apr 2015 (Tuesday Only)
An opportunity to hear from motorcycle racing legends
(Theme: Sport & Games,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Grimescapes Exhibition
Grimescapes Exhibition
From 04 Apr 2015 To 28 Apr 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Works by a fine artist Grant McNicoll who specialises in high detail oil paintings. He previously studied at Gray's School of Art and graduated in 2013 with BA Honours Degree in Fine Art.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
 Event: Great Recovery Workshop
Great Recovery Workshop
On 28 Apr 2015 (Tuesday Only)
The RSA's Great Recovery project comes to Aberdeen, giving you a chance to take part in a tear down workshop of design and reuse
(Theme: Design,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Light, Science, Action!
Light, Science, Action!
From 04 Apr 2015 To 30 Apr 2015 (Everyday)
For Spring, Aberdeen Science Centre will celebrate the International Year of Light with events and activities that will light up the day for all the family!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Young People)
 Event: Knit One Pearl One Bracelet
Knit One Pearl One Bracelet
On 02 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
Use these innovative 'superduo' seed beads to weave a bracelet with a knitted texture in this workshop with Carol Paris at Bead Pop.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen
The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen
From 07 Feb 2015 To 02 May 2015 (Everyday)
A rare chance to explore the history of the seven trades that have helped shape Aberdeen and make it the city it is today.
(Theme: Exhibitions,)
 Event: Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
From 02 May 2015 To 03 May 2015 (Weekend Only)
Experience the sheer indulgence of Afternoon Tea at the Beach Ballroom.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: The Art of Vintage & Crafts
The Art of Vintage & Crafts
On 03 May 2015 (Sunday Only)
Up to 40 Tables filled with Vintage, Arts & Crafts.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)
 Event: Culter Hillwalking Club May Sunday walks
Culter Hillwalking Club May Sunday walks
On 03 May 2015 (Sunday Only)
Longer Walk - Corgarff to Gairnshiel via Loch Builg. Distance 23 km. Ascent 400 metres Shorter Circular Walk - Braenaloin via Tom Odhar Distance 13 km. Ascent 488 metres
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Environment)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 04 May 2015 (Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 04 May 2015 (Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Positive Living
Positive Living
On 05 May 2015 (Tuesday and Thursday)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences. Taught in four successive sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over a two week period.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Positive Living
Positive Living
On 05 May 2015 (Tuesday and Thursday)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences. Taught in four successive sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over a two week period.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Aberdeen Folk Club
Aberdeen Folk Club
On 06 May 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen Folk Club meets every Wednesday at the Blue Lamp from 8.30pm to 11pm.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Alan Benzie Trio
Jazz at the Bluelamp - Alan Benzie Trio
On 07 May 2015 (Thursday Only)
BBC Scotland Young Jazz Musician at only 17, pianist/ composer Alan Benzie is one of the UK’s most exciting young talents and has won a string of high profile awards.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA
Make a Perspex Ring
Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA Make a Perspex Ring
On 09 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
An opportunity to design and make a unique colourful ring using perspex. Get hands on jewellery practice with support from an experienced tutor.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA
Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA
On 09 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
An opportunity to develop a traditional clay sculpture from a life model. Spend a full day in a Gray's School of Art studio shaping and exploring the soft and workable material of clay and the subject of figurative sculpture.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
 Event: Cabaret Lounge with John McRuvie
Cabaret Lounge with John McRuvie
On 12 May 2015 (Sunday Only)
Duncan Guthrie , a Scottish philosopher and comedian, who's reputation rests upon his comic masterpieces. plus variety acts as part of our weekly entertainment.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
 Event: Wellcome Image Awards at Aberdeen Science Centre
Wellcome Image Awards at Aberdeen Science Centre
From 19 Mar 2015 To 19 May 2015 (Everyday)
Aberdeen Science Centre, Satrosphere will host the Wellcome Image Awards and showcase the best in science imaging talent and techniques.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Winifred Fergus & Jim Livingstone: Open Night & Art Exhibition
Winifred Fergus & Jim Livingstone: Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 10 Apr 2015 To 21 May 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artists, Winifred Fergus and Jim Livingstone, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of their exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room on Friday 10th April 2015, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)

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