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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

Health Event: Meditation Made EasyMeditation Made Easy
On 04 May 2015(Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Music Event: Aberdeen Folk ClubAberdeen 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)
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,)
Crafts Event: Chunky snake knot necklaceChunky snake knot necklace
On 07 May 2015(Thursday Only)
Learn the Chinese Snake Knot technique to make this gorgeous chunky knotted cord bib necklace.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Exhibitions Event: Flora of the far north: Interactions with a changing environmentFlora of the far north: Interactions with a changing environment
On 07 May 2015(Thursday Only)
How do the fascinating and diverse plant communities of Svalbard, in the high Arctic, respond to a changing environment - and how in turn do tundra plants influence environmental change?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
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)
Sport & Games 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)
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)
Dance Event: Free Dance Sessions at Aberdeen Central LibraryFree Dance Sessions at Aberdeen Central Library
On 09 May 2015
Celebrate European culture and diversity through dance with Europe Direct Aberdeen at the Central Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Dance,)
Seasonal Event: Plant SalePlant Sale
On 09 May 2015(Saturday Only)
A wide range of garden and house plants are available at the Friends of Cruickshank Botanic Garden spring sale.
(Theme: Seasonal,Environment)
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)
Education Event: The Living CollectionThe Living Collection
On 14 May 2015(Thursday Only)
David Rae OBE FRSE describes the value of botanic gardens to society and the natural environment in the annual Noel Pritchard Memorial Lecture. David recently retired as Director of Horticulture and Learning at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Education)
Fundraising Event: Gala Charity Boxing EventGala Charity Boxing Event
On 15 May 2015(Friday Only)
This event will help to raise the vital funds needed to support all those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
(Theme: Fundraising,Sport & Games)
Young People Event: Murder on the High SeasMurder on the High Seas
On 15 May 2015(Friday Only)
Will you make it off the S.S Maritime alive? Catch the culprit before they catch you! A murder mystery event and themed creative activities.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Young People)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Energetica Summer Festival - Woodside & Danestone Guided WalkEnergetica Summer Festival - Woodside & Danestone Guided Walk
On 23 May 2015(Saturday Only)
Now in its third year, the Energetica Summer Festival is expanding and offering an ever bigger selection of activities to residents and visitors. From guided walks and wildlife spotting to tours of the BrewDog brewery, there's plenty to choose from.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Countryside)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: 29th Great Grampian Beer Festival29th Great Grampian Beer Festival
From 04 Jun 2015 To 06 Jun 2015(Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
CAMRA Real Ale Festival
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Design Event: Aberdeen Fashion WeekAberdeen Fashion Week
From 12 Jun 2015 To 14 Jun 2015(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A fashionable, interactive and educative fashion weekend bringing together the Scottish fashion fraternity and supported by the America and Europe’s fashion world, the Aberdeen Fashion Weekend is geared to unveil yet a fashion force to reckon with.
(Theme: Design,Exhibitions)
Markets Event: Flamin' L Hot Sauces Chilli Eating ContestFlamin' L Hot Sauces Chilli Eating Contest
On 13 Jun 2015(Sunday Only)
Flamin’ L Hot Sauces – Chilli Eating Competition Over 18’s Only £10 entry per person 1st Prize - £25 Flamin’ L Hot Sauces Voucher and Chilli Eating Competition Winner T-shirt 2nd Prize – Disappointment and £10 voucher for Flamin’ L Hot Sauces
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Afternoon tango brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee
Afternoon 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)
 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Wire Work: Owl pendant
Wire Work: Owl pendant
On 09 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
A fun wire working class from Bead Pop - incorporating beads and wire to make a pendant / key ring!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Leather wrap bracelet
Leather wrap bracelet
On 09 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
A classic bracelet project with a sparkling modern twist from Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Energetica Summer Festival - Macro Magic
Energetica Summer Festival - Macro Magic
On 09 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
Now in its third year, the Energetica Summer Festival is expanding and offering an ever bigger selection of activities to residents and visitors. From guided walks and wildlife spotting to tours of the BrewDog brewery, there's plenty to choose from.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
 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: Little Scientists Days: Minibeasts!
Little Scientists Days: Minibeasts!
On 12 May 2015 (Tuesday Only)
Come to Aberdeen Science Centre on the 12th of May to meet all of our minibeasts and learn about them!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment)
 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: Parentalk
Parentalk
On 12 May 2015 (Tuesday Only)
Parenting Under 12s - A survival guide!
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Beginners Jewellery making
Beginners Jewellery making
On 13 May 2015 (Wednesday Only)
A great introduction to jewellery making with Alex from Bead Pop.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Do zoos have a role in preventing the extinction of polar bears?
Do zoos have a role in preventing the extinction of polar bears?
On 14 May 2015 (Thursday Only)
An evening talk by the Douglas Richardson, Head of Living Collections at the Highland Wildlife Park, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. Part of The Far North exhibition programme.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
 Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Brodie Jarvie Septet
Jazz at the Bluelamp - Brodie Jarvie Septet
On 14 May 2015 (Thursday Only)
The septet plays all original music composed by Brodie Jarvie, Expect to hear soaring melodies and explosive improvisations from Scotland's most prominent and up and coming Jazz musicians.
(Theme: Music)

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