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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

Performing Arts Event: Lee Evans: MonstersLee Evans: Monsters
From 27 Oct 2014 To 28 Oct 2014(Monday and Tuesday)
Lee Evans performs at AECC's GE Oil & Gas Arena
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Films Event: CSID's African Film Series presents Welcome to Lagos by Gavin Searle.CSID's African Film Series presents Welcome to Lagos by Gavin Searle.
On 28 Oct 2014(Tuesday Only)
Come join us every Tuesday at 6pm in MacRobert 0.51 (University of Aberdeen) for an evening of film and discussion.
(Theme: Films)
Storytelling Event: Stories and their Stories.Stories and their Stories.
On 28 Oct 2014(Tuesday Only)
Storytelling from the Northern Isles.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: CSID Seminar Series - Climate Compatible Development and Sustainable Energy for All.CSID Seminar Series - Climate Compatible Development and Sustainable Energy for All.
On 29 Oct 2014(Wednesday Only)
Climate Compatible Development and Sustainable Energy for All. How might this work within the Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capacities of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Education Event: Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic SocietyAberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society
On 30 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
A talk by Dr Samantha Newington, Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen
(Theme: Education)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Meet the Author -Mairi Hedderwick.Meet the Author -Mairi Hedderwick.
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Come and hear all about Katie Morag from her creator and illustrator, Mairi Hedderwick.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Crafts Event: Beginners Polymer Clay.Beginners Polymer Clay.
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Theatre & Shows Event: WrestleZone Halloween HijinxWrestleZone Halloween Hijinx
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
The stars of WrestleZone are getting set for a Fabulous Fright Night at Ferryhill Community Centre in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
Markets Event: Ministry of Crafts Xmas Market.Ministry of Crafts Xmas Market.
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Ministry of Crafts monthly market returns with 30+ stalls this month. This month there will be 2 floors and a pop up tea room. Open 11am - 4:00pm Free Entry. We will have mix of handmade, vintage and independent businesses.
(Theme: Markets,Crafts)
Music Event: Live At Captain Toms LATE.Live At Captain Toms LATE.
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
FREE live streamed music show!
(Theme: Music,Films)
Dance Event: Tango Aberdeen & Tangodee present a weekend of Argentine Tango Workshops with International Tango Stars Jenny & Ricardo Oria.Tango Aberdeen & Tangodee present a weekend of Argentine Tango Workshops with International Tango Stars Jenny & Ricardo Oria.
From 01 Nov 2014 To 02 Nov 2014(Weekend Only)
Two days of workshops for the beginner (minimum of at least one month of regular class attendance) to the intermediate and other more experienced dancers. Booking Forms available On Tango Aberdeen Facebook page or tangoaberdeen@gmail.com
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
Exhibitions Event: Lily & Mim – A Department Store 
A new art exhibition in the form of a‘Department Store’.
Lily & Mim – A Department Store A new art exhibition in the form of a‘Department Store’.
From 01 Nov 2014 To 23 Nov 2014(Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
“Everything and more than you wanted…”
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
Fundraising Event: Inspire Firewalk 2014.Inspire Firewalk 2014.
On 05 Nov 2014(Wednesday Only)
Walk the Coals in aid of Inspire!
(Theme: Fundraising)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Fintray Sheltie Stakes Family Fun Day.Fintray Sheltie Stakes Family Fun Day.
On 07 Nov 2014(Friday Only)
Shetland Pony Racing, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Stalls, Magician, BBQ, Beer Tent, Cream Teas.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Written Word Event: Moving Summit on Oil and Literature:Oil Cities.Moving Summit on Oil and Literature:Oil Cities.
On 10 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
A seminar on the nature and character of cities that have been marked by a rapidly growing oil industry.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November Meeting.Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November Meeting.
On 15 Nov 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)
Visual Arts Event: Big Draw Family Fun: Drawing Sounds.Big Draw Family Fun: Drawing Sounds.
On 15 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Big Draw family event at the University Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Visual Arts)
Environment Event: Culter Hillwalking Club Monday Walk Oct 20th.Culter Hillwalking Club Monday Walk Oct 20th.
On 20 Nov 2014(Thursday Only)
A circular walk from Bellabeg, Strathdon focussed on Green Hill and covering 15km and 300m vertical ascent.
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
Seasonal Event: Festive Fizz Friday on behalf of Cornerstone.Festive Fizz Friday on behalf of Cornerstone.
On 21 Nov 2014(Friday Only)
An exciting one-off festive fundraiser on behalf of Cornerstone. Spend a few hours browsing exclusive stalls and pick up some unique Christmas gifts whilst enjoying live entertainment, a glamorous fashion show and lots more.
(Theme: Fundraising,Seasonal)
Design Event: BI, Design, Innovation & Mobile Technology.BI, Design, Innovation & Mobile Technology.
On 27 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
IRW has developed expertise in Business Intelligence (BI), software solutions and User Experience Design (UX) since 1999.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Design)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Aberdeen Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition.
Aberdeen Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition.
From 25 Oct 2014 To 26 Oct 2014 (Weekend Only)
Aberdeen Model Railway Club will be hosting their 36th Annual Exhibition. The venue will be packed with model railways, trade stands, model society displays, a kids play area together with demonstrations from many other local hobby groups.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Exhibitions)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talks.
King's Museum Lunchtime Talks.
From 05 Sep 2014 To 27 Oct 2014 (Monday and Friday)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: DanceLive
DanceLive
From 07 Oct 2014 To 28 Oct 2014 (Everyday)
Festival of Contemporary Dance
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Dance)
 Event: DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION.
DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION.
From 16 Oct 2014 To 31 Oct 2014
Aberdeen City Council,Scottish Enterprise and Aberdeen Harbour Board are preparing a Development Framework for Nigg Bay, Altens and East Tullos.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Exhibitions,)
 Event: Beginners Jewellery Making.
Beginners Jewellery Making.
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
An introductory class in Jewellery Making at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 1st November Breakneck Comedy: Raymond Mearns Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Introduction to Meditation
Introduction to Meditation
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation Suitable for Complete Beginners.
(Theme: Education)
 Event: Live At Captain Toms - FREE live streamed music show.
Live At Captain Toms - FREE live streamed music show.
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Live streamed music show from Captain Toms in Aberdeen featuring local and international artists.
(Theme: Music,Films)
 Event: Aberdeen International Market
Aberdeen International Market
From 31 Oct 2014 To 02 Nov 2014 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Part of Aberdeen's Summer Festival, this hugely popular and well established market once again makes a return to the City and will attract large numbers of visitors and shoppers over the weekend offering an array of products from around Europe and the UK.
(Theme: Markets,)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk.
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk.
From 04 Oct 2014 To 02 Nov 2014 (Weekend Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Mini Milonga-an early evening Argentine Tango social event brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee.
Mini Milonga-an early evening Argentine Tango social event brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee.
On 02 Nov 2014 (Sunday Only)
Two hours of Argentine tango dance and music.
(Theme: Dance,Music)
 Event: Argentine Tango Milonga brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee!
Argentine Tango Milonga brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee!
From 01 Nov 2014 To 02 Nov 2014 (Weekend Only)
A sociable evening with Argentine tango music and dance - bringing a little bit of Argentina to Aberdeen. Bar open.
(Theme: Dance,Music)
 Event: More Silver Clay.
More Silver Clay.
On 02 Nov 2014 (Sunday Only)
An intermediate class in silver clay jewellery at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Scotland after the referendum: Where next?
Scotland after the referendum: Where next?
On 03 Nov 2014 (Monday Only)
Whatever the outcome of the referendum in September, Scotland's constitutional settlement is going to change. Come and discuss the scope Scotland has to make its own choice and potential challenges.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Sporting Triumphs, Transport Tribulations and Twitter.
Sporting Triumphs, Transport Tribulations and Twitter.
On 03 Nov 2014 (Monday Only)
The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer created transport disruption which was both anticipated, but also unexpected. Come and discuss the role twitter plays in the investigations on what happened and improvements on traffic issues in the future.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: CSID's African Film Series presents Sometimes in April by Raoul Peck.
CSID's African Film Series presents Sometimes in April by Raoul Peck.
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Come join us every Tuesday at 6pm in MacRobert 0.51 (University of Aberdeen) for an evening of film and discussion.
(Theme: Films)
 Event: Poetry and Anthropology along Scotland's Small Urban Rivers.
Poetry and Anthropology along Scotland's Small Urban Rivers.
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Presenting a unique perspective on the Denburn, Dighty Water and Water of Leith, this talk and poetry-reading will explore urban environments that often go unnoticed.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Room for Debate: Nationalism.
Room for Debate: Nationalism.
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
In the aftermath of the referendum, we will debate the origins of nationalism, and its consequences for contemporary society. Come along and discuss the issues in relaxed surroundings.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Tweeting for Politics.
Tweeting for Politics.
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Political issues are often discussed on social media, but how successfully? We’ll explore arguments on twitter about the referendum and UK-European relations.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 4th November Breakneck Comedy: Monty Burns Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)

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