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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

Education Event: IMechE Speak Out For Engineering - Aberdeen Regional HeatIMechE Speak Out For Engineering - Aberdeen Regional Heat
On 21 Feb 2017(Tuesday Only)
This competition is run annually by IMechE for engineers to present a technical presentation of choice to a panel of judges. The best presentation will win £100 and represent Aberdeen in the Scottish final. Come to watch and ask questions.
(Theme: Education)
Heritage Event: Volunteer Recruitment Open AfternoonVolunteer Recruitment Open Afternoon
On 22 Feb 2017(Wednesday Only)
An opportunity to find out more about volunteering at The Gordon Highlanders Museum
(Theme: Heritage)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Cafe Scientifique: What is the most environmentally-friendly way to decommission the North Sea?Cafe Scientifique: What is the most environmentally-friendly way to decommission the North Sea?
On 22 Feb 2017(Wednesday Only)
As North Sea oil and gas production declines, we need to consider whether to remove all we have installed over the last 50 years or leave some of it in place. Can we achieve a net benefit for the environment?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Music Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Lesley-Ann Hastie (Soprano) and Jeremy Coleman (Piano) Lunchbreak Concert: Lesley-Ann Hastie (Soprano) and Jeremy Coleman (Piano)
On 23 Feb 2017(Thursday Only)
Music from France and Spain by Fauré, Poulenc and Rodrigo.
(Theme: Music,)
Exhibitions Event: Humanist wedding information eveningHumanist wedding information evening
On 23 Feb 2017(Thursday Only)
Planning your wedding? Join us at our free information session and find out why our wedding ceremonies are so popular.
(Theme: Exhibitions)
Fundraising Event: A Walk on the Wilde Side Big Kids Ball with Befriend a Child.A Walk on the Wilde Side Big Kids Ball with Befriend a Child.
On 24 Feb 2017(Friday Only)
Befriend a Child annual charity fundraiser
(Theme: Fundraising,Music)
Health Event: If only I could GET ORGANISED!If only I could GET ORGANISED!
On 24 Feb 2017(Friday Only)
When we de-clutter and get our house in order - both inner and outer - our lives visibly change for the better ...
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Performing Arts Event: Andrew Bird at Breakneck comedyAndrew Bird at Breakneck comedy
On 25 Feb 2017(Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Dance Event: Celebration of International Mother Language Day 2017Celebration of International Mother Language Day 2017
On 25 Feb 2017(Saturday Only)
The International Mother Language Day proclaimed by the General Conference of UNESCO in November 1999, has been observed yearly since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
(Theme: Music,Dance)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Midstocket Playgroup Annual Jumble SaleMidstocket Playgroup Annual Jumble Sale
On 26 Feb 2017(Sunday Only)
Good quality second hand items for sale
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Fundraising)
Business Event: Meet the Buyer - Dragados UKMeet the Buyer - Dragados UK
On 27 Feb 2017(Monday Only)
Dragados UK in conjunction with Aberdeen City Council will be holding an event on Monday 27th February at the Aberdeen Town House to develop new relationships with local subcontractors to support their expansion of Aberdeen Harbour.
(Theme: Business,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Power Up Your BusinessPower Up Your Business
On 27 Feb 2017
Free interactive workshop with Aberdeen City Libraries' Business and Enterprise Service
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Crafts Event: Frame Loom Weaving Beginners Class: Wall HangingFrame Loom Weaving Beginners Class: Wall Hanging
On 28 Feb 2017(Tuesday Only)
Learn the basics of the addictive art of modern frame loom weaving by creating a unique wall hanging for your home.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Before There Were BooksBefore There Were Books
On 01 Mar 2017
Celebrate World Book Day with Aberdeen City Libraries and step back in time to a world before books!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Heritage,)
Films Event: Director's Cut - Mark Cousins: Telling the Story of FilmDirector's Cut - Mark Cousins: Telling the Story of Film
On 01 Mar 2017(Wednesday Only)
An 'in-conversation' discussion with Mark Cousins an award-winning filmmaker, author, and curator.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Markets Event: Get your dancing shoes on for the Marie Curie Spring Shindig!Get your dancing shoes on for the Marie Curie Spring Shindig!
On 03 Mar 2017(Friday Only)
A Scottish ceilidh with a local produce market in aid of Marie Curie.
(Theme: Fundraising,Markets)
Sport & Games Event: Aberdeen Boat RaceAberdeen Boat Race
On 04 Mar 2017(Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen Boat Race returns to the River Dee this March, where the University of Aberdeen will face reigning champions Robert Gordon University in an intense battle of skill and determination.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Young People)
Theatre & Shows Event: The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
On 07 Mar 2017(Tuesday Only)
Featuring The Jerseys, Leye D Johns and The Viva Showgirls.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Storytelling Event: Embrace: a woodland poetry performanceEmbrace: a woodland poetry performance
On 11 Mar 2017(Saturday Only)
A woodland performance of the narrative poem Embrace, written and performed by Petra Vergunst with support of Creative Funding from Aberdeen City Council. The performance takes place in the woodlands north of Peterculter.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Storytelling)
Environment Event: Meditate in the ParkMeditate in the Park
On 19 Mar 2017(Sunday Only)
An hour of conducted meditation in a nature environment to donate vibrations of peace to a world in need.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
Countryside Event: Slow Marathon 2017: Energised LandscapeSlow Marathon 2017: Energised Landscape
From 15 Apr 2017 To 16 Apr 2017(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A 26 mile walk exploring our relationship to energy and the landscape.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Countryside)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Cafe MED - Teaching anatomy in the 21st century
Cafe MED - Teaching anatomy in the 21st century
On 20 Feb 2017 (Monday Only)
Advances in 3D visualisation technology allow us to explore the human body in new ways. Take part in a demonstration of how we apply this technology to anatomy teaching and join us for a discussion on its benefits to the student experience.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: Castlegate Chronicles - Stories from Aberdeen's Past
Castlegate Chronicles - Stories from Aberdeen's Past
On 24 Feb 2017 (Friday Only)
Hidden Aberdeen Tours present our first "virtual" tour - a nice indoor venue out of the cold winter weather, with stories of the neighbourhood, Aberdeen's medieval market place, the Castlegate. Suitable for all.
(Theme: Heritage,Education)
 Event: "Spirit of Russia"
"Spirit of Russia"
On 25 Feb 2017 (Saturday Only)
Classical concert of sumptuous Russian music by Grampian Concert Orchestra
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Beery Business!
Beery Business!
On 01 Mar 2017
Discover the fascinating story behind local company Fierce Beer at a free event with Aberdeen City Libraries.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Learn to dance ARGENTINE TANGO - 8 WEEK BEGINNER COURSE with TANGO Aberdeen.
Learn to dance ARGENTINE TANGO - 8 WEEK BEGINNER COURSE with TANGO Aberdeen.
From 11 Jan 2017 To 01 Mar 2017 (Wednesday Only)
The course will explore the key elements of tango that together make up the ‘tango toolkit’. By the end of the course we hope you will be able to take to the floor and enjoy dancing tango socially anywhere in the world!
(Theme: Dance,Music)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Aberdeen Youth Percussion Ensemble
Lunchbreak Concert: Aberdeen Youth Percussion Ensemble
On 02 Mar 2017 (Thursday Only)
A programme of works exploring a variety of genres and timbres.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Art Short Courses at RGU
Art Short Courses at RGU
From 03 Oct 2016 To 02 Mar 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Short Courses at Gray's have developed over the years to offer a range of subjects to satisfy student demand.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Education)
 Event: Painting Connect - New Online Course at RGU
Painting Connect - New Online Course at RGU
From 06 Oct 2016 To 02 Mar 2017 (Thursday Only)
The course is suitable for students with some or a little previous experience of drawing/painting, who wish to benefit from contact with the art school through distance learning.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Education)
 Event: WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
On 03 Mar 2017 (Friday Only)
CITY CENTRE SERVICE 1215H -1315H Prayers, Life stories and music from the Philippines. Worldwide event in over 180 countries. Service prepared by Christian women from the Philippines. A banquet of Filipino food served afterwards.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fundraising)
 Event: Hall of Mirrors: Local History Conference
Hall of Mirrors: Local History Conference
On 04 Mar 2017
Join Aberdeen City Libraries to explore the way our understanding of the past is often used and abused, blurring the lines between fact and fiction.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Heritage,)
 Event: Savour - the ultimate in indulgence
Savour - the ultimate in indulgence
On 04 Mar 2017 (Saturday Only)
Nairn, Trump, Marcliffe invite you to SAVOUR
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Nathon Caton at breakneck comedy
Nathon Caton at breakneck comedy
On 04 Mar 2017 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen premier comedy club
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY
PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY
From 01 Feb 2017 To 08 Mar 2017 (Wednesday Only)
6 week introductory course Wed 1 February 7.30pm. Free event. This course is related to practical philosophy that can help us in our every day lives: Interesting, light, challenging and life changing. All welcome.
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Kathleen Cowie: Art Exhibition Open Night
Kathleen Cowie: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 26 Jan 2017 To 08 Mar 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Kathleen Cowie's work: Thursday 26th January 2017, 6.30-8.00pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: STUFFED GALLERY 2017 Group Exhibition
STUFFED GALLERY 2017 Group Exhibition
From 10 Feb 2017 To 14 Mar 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Selection of works from Stuffed Gallery 2017 Open Call's submissions.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Being and Becoming: exploring the creative balance of the artist teacher
Being and Becoming: exploring the creative balance of the artist teacher
From 31 Oct 2016 To 15 Mar 2017 (Weekdays Only)
Exhibition in ArtSpace in MacRobert Building by University of Aberdeen Museums
(Theme: Exhibitions)
 Event: Beginners Family History Course
Beginners Family History Course
From 18 Jan 2017 To 22 Mar 2017 (Wednesday Only)
10-week community education course on the basics of family history research
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: IP SOS!
IP SOS!
From 12 Jan 2017 To 23 Mar 2017 (Thursday Only)
Aberdeen City Libraries can help you protect your intellectual property at free fortnightly appointments with our Intellectual Property Librarian
(Theme: Business,)
 Event: Scot Free Tours Aberdeen
Scot Free Tours Aberdeen
From 04 Feb 2017 To 25 Mar 2017 (Saturday Only)
Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free one and a half hour walking tour.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage)
 Event: Creative Writing Class - Rosemount Community Centre
Creative Writing Class - Rosemount Community Centre
From 16 Jan 2017 To 27 Mar 2017 (Monday Only)
Ever wanted to write a short story? A poem? A novel? Or are you already a secret scribbler?
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word)

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