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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: Dr Bunhead's Secret Science LabDr Bunhead's Secret Science Lab
On 20 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Liquid Magnets, Super Sticky Bogeys, Rainbow Foam Jets, and loads more.
(Theme: Education,Children & Family-Friendly)
Crafts Event: Seed Bead: Floral LinksSeed Bead: Floral Links
On 20 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Education Event: Introduction to MeditationIntroduction to Meditation
On 20 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation Suitable for Complete Beginners.
(Theme: Education)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's September Meeting.Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's September Meeting.
On 20 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of Genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 20 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Saturday 20th September Breakneck Comedy: The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolf III Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Young People 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)
Theatre & Shows Event: Comedy NightComedy Night
On 21 Sep 2014(Sunday Only)
Join Simon Watt and Helen Arney for a fun filled night of Science themed comedy.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows)
Fundraising Event: CLAN Landmark Walk Goes PurpleCLAN Landmark Walk Goes Purple
On 21 Sep 2014(Sunday Only)
Put your best foot forward and take part in our sponsored walk around Aberdeen to raise awareness and funds for CLAN, your local cancer support charity.
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: In Town Without My Car Day!In Town Without My Car Day!
On 21 Sep 2014(Sunday Only)
Aberdeen City Council & Getabout are 'Celebrating the Streets' by closing Schoolhill and Belmont Street to traffic and filling the road with a variety of fun, free and family-friendly activities.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
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)
Exhibitions Event: Free talk and launch of photography exhibition 'Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future' by Judah PassowFree talk and launch of photography exhibition 'Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future' by Judah Passow
On 22 Sep 2014
Award-winning documentary maker Judah Passow has travelled the length and breadth of the country documenting Scottish Jewish life in the 21st Century. His photography will be displayed in the Central Library until 30 December.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Business Event: The Big Aberdeen Event: Give it a Try (Public Arena)The Big Aberdeen Event: Give it a Try (Public Arena)
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Free family fun day and fayre alongside cross-sector conference brought to you by ACVO - the Third sector interface for Aberdeen City - in collaboration with Aberdeen Football Club.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Business)
Health Event: There's more to vision than meets the eyes!There's more to vision than meets the eyes!
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
We will discuss the amazing ability of our brain to make sense of the visual world.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Join local shipwreck author and technical diver Rod MacDonald of Stonehaven as he discusses the "Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon"
(Theme: Heritage,Senior Citizens/50+)
Sport & Games Event: Dry Slope Dynamics: Discovery Tour.Dry Slope Dynamics: Discovery Tour.
On 24 Sep 2014(Wednesday Only)
An Exploration into the Science and Technology behind the modern ski and snowboard equipment. With the backdrop of the weekly freestyle night at the dry ski slope
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Sport & Games)
Music Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Kyle-Keddie SextetJazz at the Blue Lamp - Kyle-Keddie Sextet
On 25 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Brian Keddie and Bill Kyle recreate their Glasgow based sextet which toured the UK in the 80s. Three horn front line includes Colin Steele on trumpet, Stewart Forbes on sax and Brian on trombone.
(Theme: Music)
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)
Countryside Event: John Muir Trust Visiting Speaker.John Muir Trust Visiting Speaker.
On 25 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Shaila Rao, Ecologist, Mar Lodge Estate, Natinal Trust Scotland, will give a talk on behalf of John Muir Trust North East Group, on the subject of Woodland Restoration in the Uplands.
(Theme: Environment,Countryside)
Dance Event: La Fiesta Latina - Latino Night.La Fiesta Latina - Latino Night.
On 26 Sep 2014(Friday Only)
Salsa Class followed by Salsa Party.
(Theme: Dance,Health)
Written Word Event: Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival The Power of Words.Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival The Power of Words.
On 26 Sep 2014(Friday Only)
Poetry evening
(Theme: Written Word,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Visual Arts Event: After Hours: Colour ClashAfter Hours: Colour Clash
On 26 Sep 2014(Friday Only)
We’ll be wrapping up our gloriously colourful Kaffe Fassett exhibition in the best way possible! Don your most vibrant outfit as we invite you to join the Colour Clash.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Markets Event: March Hare Craft & Vintage MarketMarch Hare Craft & Vintage Market
On 27 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
The March Hare Craft & Vintage Market is a regular monthly market in Aberdeen City, Scotland. We feature an eclectic selection of stallholders from vintage fashion to handmade furnishings.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Seasonal Event: Union Square Student Sessions.Union Square Student Sessions.
On 01 Oct 2014(Wednesday Only)
Abderdeen's biggest student day.
(Theme: Seasonal,Young People)
Films Event: Director's Cut Event - Thomas Weber and Niki Stein.Director's Cut Event - Thomas Weber and Niki Stein.
On 13 Oct 2014(Monday Only)
In 2010, Professor Thomas Weber at the University of Aberdeen published a ground-breaking text, Hitler’s First War.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Face To Face With Your Ancestors.
Face To Face With Your Ancestors.
On 19 Sep 2014 (Friday Only)
What does your face tell us about your ancestry and identity? The science behind Facial Depiction.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Stonehaven Lifeboats: On The Up
Stonehaven Lifeboats: On The Up
On 19 Sep 2014 (Friday Only)
Stonehaven's lifeboat is now "on Station" it's Crew will give an account of the trials, tribulations and successes along the way.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Will We Burn More Fossil Fuels? Can We Do It With Low Carbon Emissions.
Will We Burn More Fossil Fuels? Can We Do It With Low Carbon Emissions.
On 19 Sep 2014 (Friday Only)
Join us for a presentation and open discussion about the effects of burning fossil fuels on our climate.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Household Recyclable Material: Is There A Real Need For Recycling?
Household Recyclable Material: Is There A Real Need For Recycling?
On 19 Sep 2014 (Friday Only)
Can we bring back the good old days of non-segregated wastes? Is it all just a wee bit over the top now.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: More Than Just Pandas: Role of A Modern Zoo
More Than Just Pandas: Role of A Modern Zoo
On 19 Sep 2014 (Friday Only)
What does the future hold for zoos worldwide?
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Animal Conservation With Animates
Animal Conservation With Animates
On 19 Sep 2014 (Friday Only)
This workshop explores the aspects of animal conservation and how poaching and the black market are strong contenders in the depletion of species numbers.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: La Fiesta Latina - Latino Night.
La Fiesta Latina - Latino Night.
On 19 Sep 2014 (Friday Only)
Salsa class for beginners followed by Salsa Party.
(Theme: Dance)
 Event: Seed Bead: Embellished Herringbone
Seed Bead: Embellished Herringbone
On 20 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Death By Chocolate Murder Mystery Drama and Buffet
Death By Chocolate Murder Mystery Drama and Buffet
From 19 Sep 2014 To 20 Sep 2014 (Friday and Saturday)
An entertaining evening drama based on a real historical event.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
 Event: Run, Splash and Jump
Run, Splash and Jump
On 21 Sep 2014 (Sunday Only)
Come on an adventure and find out how many fun,easy and free things you can do outside. This event is aimed at children age 10 and under.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Dr Death and the medi-evil medicine show
Dr Death and the medi-evil medicine show
On 21 Sep 2014 (Sunday Only)
Warning this show promises blood, guts, gore and a lot more!
(Theme: Education,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Makeit - Glo
Makeit - Glo
On 21 Sep 2014 (Sunday Only)
Join 57 North, an Aberdeen Hacklab, for a three hour introductory electronics workshop and build a bendy, multi-coloured 'MakeIt-Glo' lamp using the Arduino compatible Digispark microcontroller.
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Schiaparelli Pink Day.
Schiaparelli Pink Day.
On 21 Sep 2014 (Sunday Only)
Free entry to Braemar Castle for those wearing pink.
(Theme: Heritage,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Have you got skeletons in your cupboard?
Have you got skeletons in your cupboard?
On 22 Sep 2014 (Monday Only)
The Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to promote the study of Genealogy and family history.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Senior Citizens/50+)
 Event: The Deeside Railway Preservation Society Talk.
The Deeside Railway Preservation Society Talk.
On 22 Sep 2014 (Monday Only)
A fascinating talk by Dr Jon Tyler followed by an opportunity to take a ride in the unique BEMU.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: The Big Aberdeen Event
The 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)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 23 Sep 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 23rd September Breakneck Comedy: Brendon Burns Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: A year in growth at the Cruickshank Gardens 2014 onwards.
A year in growth at the Cruickshank Gardens 2014 onwards.
On 23 Sep 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Mark Paterson, Curator of the University of Aberdeen's Cruickshank Botanical Gardens, will lead you through the growing and management of CBG during this year.
(Theme: Environment,Senior Citizens/50+)
 Event: Basking sharks: The biggest fish in Scotland.
Basking sharks: The biggest fish in Scotland.
On 23 Sep 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Shane Wasik of Basking Shark Scotland will share some of these exciting adventures with the big fish, along with educational information on the sharks and the threat to their population.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
 Event: Science & Super-erotic Perfumes.
Science & Super-erotic Perfumes.
On 23 Sep 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Human pheromones are dead: Long live Scentemones
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)

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