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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

Environment 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)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck 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)
Senior Citizens/50+ 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+)
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)
Education Event: Lasers,Scanners,Drones and the Future Geologist.Lasers,Scanners,Drones and the Future Geologist.
On 24 Sep 2014(Wednesday Only)
Data that was collectes with note book and pencil is now suddenly captured by laser scanners and 3D cameras.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Education)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: The Science of Whisky Tasting @ CASC.The Science of Whisky Tasting @ CASC.
On 24 Sep 2014(Wednesday Only)
Join us for a special event where we'll be delving into the world of Scotch Whisky and explaining some of the science behind Scotland's favourite drink.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
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)
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)
Health Event: Green "Tea"Rapy: A New Weapon Against CancerGreen "Tea"Rapy: A New Weapon Against Cancer
On 25 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Green tea has long been suspected of having anti-cancer properties and a tea extract, called epigallocatechin gallate, has been investigated.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
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)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: A Taste of EuropeA Taste of Europe
On 26 Sep 2014
Free food and activities organised by Europe Direct Aberdeen to celebrate European Day of Languages
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly,)
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)
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)
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)
Workshops & Courses Event: Needle Felting (Beginners course)Needle Felting (Beginners course)
On 27 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Two hour course for beginner needle felting
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
Crafts Event: Introduction to Jewellery MakingIntroduction to Jewellery Making
On 27 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
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)
Fundraising Event: Macmillan Coffee Afternoon.Macmillan Coffee Afternoon.
On 27 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
We're taking part in the annual fund-raising event for Macmillan cancer charity. please come along and help us to raise funds for this very worthwhile cause.
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
Exhibitions Event: Autumn Fashion Fix.Autumn Fashion Fix.
From 27 Sep 2014 To 28 Sep 2014(Weekend Only)
The most exciting fashion event of the season.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Exhibitions)
Heritage Event: Tell Us Your Story: A History of Working-Class Marriage in ScotlandTell Us Your Story: A History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland
On 30 Sep 2014(Tuesday Only)
Glasgow University researchers, working on the History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland c.1855 to 1976, are visiting Aberdeen to invite the public to hear more about this project and to share their own experiences of marriage and family life.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
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: 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)
 Event: PocketQube: How to Build a Satellite!
PocketQube: How to Build a Satellite!
On 24 Sep 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Come along and get a glimpse as to how you could build your own satellite.
(Theme: Education,Senior Citizens/50+)
 Event: It's always cold and dull in the Northeast - Or is it..?
It's always cold and dull in the Northeast - Or is it..?
On 24 Sep 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Discuss the local Climate here in the Northeast and how it compares with other regions of Scotland.
(Theme: Environment,Senior Citizens/50+)
 Event: Central Library Media Sale
Central Library Media Sale
From 10 Sep 2014 To 24 Sep 2014
Hundreds of CDs and DVDs for sale at low prices
(Theme: Media,Music,)
 Event: Sewing courses
Sewing courses
From 01 Jul 2014 To 25 Sep 2014 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Sewing classes for all abilities
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Bikers: Know Your Enemy
Bikers: Know Your Enemy
On 25 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
This talk raises serious issues about collision avoidance and motorcyclist training.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Bloodhound Super Sonic Car - Education in the Fast Lane
Bloodhound Super Sonic Car - Education in the Fast Lane
On 25 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
The BloodhoundSSC project is working to use the challenges posed by designing, building and running a car that will reach 1,000mph - to engage and enthuse the next generation to embrace stem subjects.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Education)
 Event: 10 Reasons Why Renewable Energy is Important for Scotland
10 Reasons Why Renewable Energy is Important for Scotland
On 25 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
The Scottish Government is firmly committed to achieving all of Scotland's electricity demand for renewable sources by 2020, but how does it work?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
 Event: "Heaven Sent" art exhibition.
"Heaven Sent" art exhibition.
From 09 Sep 2014 To 25 Sep 2014 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Art exhibition by Tracey Swift
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: The Edinburgh Quartet.
The Edinburgh Quartet.
On 25 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
Opening concert of the University of Aberdeen Concert Series 2014/15
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique - EXPLORATHON
Cafe Scientifique - EXPLORATHON
On 26 Sep 2014 (Friday Only)
Cafe Scientifique special! Who do you think is the greatest European Scientist of all time?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Murder and Mystery: The Forensics Behind the Vera and Shetland Series'
Murder and Mystery: The Forensics Behind the Vera and Shetland Series'
On 26 Sep 2014 (Friday Only)
What are the common misconceptions in forensic fiction vs reality? Should we believe everything we read and see?
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Walk with us...
Aberdeen Women's Alliance are delighted to welcome men and women onto our city centre women's heritage walk.
Walk with us... Aberdeen Women's Alliance are delighted to welcome men and women onto our city centre women's heritage walk.
From 30 Aug 2014 To 26 Sep 2014 (Friday and Saturday)
Hear some great stories about some remarkable women who made some wonderful achievements and contributions to our city. Many of these women were truly pioneers. Some of these women you may have heard of but many of them you won't know.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Heritage)
 Event: Aberdeen Modellers Society 2014 Show at The Gordon Highlanders Museum.
Aberdeen Modellers Society 2014 Show at The Gordon Highlanders Museum.
On 27 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Annual show of scale models by members of Aberdeen Modellers Society at The Gordon Highlanders Museum.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Senior Citizens/50+)
 Event: Confucius Institute Family Fun Day.
Confucius Institute Family Fun Day.
On 27 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Free, fun and interactive events for all the family to enjoy. An event for everyone. Come and learn Chinese at the Confucius Institute!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 27 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 27th September Breakneck Comedy: John Robertson Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Antoinette Bracelet Workshop
Antoinette Bracelet Workshop
On 27 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Meditation Group.
Meditation Group.
On 28 Sep 2014 (Sunday Only)
A warm welcome awaits you at the Meditation Group, a small group with a guided meditation session. we can then share ideas & inspirations.
(Theme: Health,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Laureano Marquez - Sit Down
Laureano Marquez - Sit Down
On 28 Sep 2014 (Sunday Only)
Venezuelan comedian Laureano Marquez brings his show to Aberdeen for the first time to entertain us with his fine humour in Spanish.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows)
 Event: Meet the Expert: Muscling In
Meet the Expert: Muscling In
On 28 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
Come along from 7pm to meet expert Dr Stuart Gray from the University of Aberdeen.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)

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