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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: Northern arts club open eveningNorthern arts club open evening
On 02 Sep 2016(Friday Only)
Social Gsthering
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Education)
Fundraising Event: Food-Drive Quiz Night in Aid of Instant NeighbourFood-Drive Quiz Night in Aid of Instant Neighbour
On 02 Sep 2016(Friday Only)
Join Aberdeen Bon Accord Lions Club and Harlaw Leos Club for a Quiz Night with a difference!
(Theme: Fundraising)
Health Event: Overcoming AngerOvercoming Anger
On 02 Sep 2016(Friday Only)
How can we change our anger within and use our energy in more positive ways?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Sport & Games Event: Friends of Hazlehead Dandara 5K Challenge 2016Friends of Hazlehead Dandara 5K Challenge 2016
On 03 Sep 2016(Saturday Only)
Superheroes from Aberdeen and beyond will join forces at Hazlehead Park this year, as organisers Friends of Hazlehead announced the Dandara 5k and family fun day will take place on Saturday 3rd September.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Sport & Games)
Crafts Event: Bead Pop - Japanese FlowerBead Pop - Japanese Flower
On 03 Sep 2016(Saturday Only)
Chain maille is a fabulous jewellery making technique. Linking rings together to create this intricate looking flower, Nik will help you to make pendants, earrings, key rings, bracelets....the possibilities are endless!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: 20th Annual Fintray Sheltie Stakes20th Annual Fintray Sheltie Stakes
On 04 Sep 2016(Sunday Only)
Fun-fuelled Shetland Pony Race Day & Family Fun
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Visual Arts Event: 4 Day: Figure Drawing School (24hr/EXTRA)4 Day: Figure Drawing School (24hr/EXTRA)
From 05 Sep 2016 To 08 Sep 2016(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
An opportunity to spend 4 days of concentrated study, working from the human form in the drawing studios of Gray’s School of Art.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Brand Nostalgia: The 1970sBrand Nostalgia: The 1970s
On 07 Sep 2016
Do you remember the 1970s? Join Aberdeen City Libraries for a nostalgic look at some of the most popular brands of the decade.
(Theme: Heritage,Senior Citizens/50+,)
Music Event: TAIZE EVENINGTAIZE EVENING
On 08 Sep 2016(Thursday Only)
An evening of Taize music and intercessions - reflective and meditative music for peace and unity. Lead by the Aberdeen Diocesan Choir.
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
Storytelling Event: DOORS OPEN DAY AT THE TOLBOOTH MUSEUMDOORS OPEN DAY AT THE TOLBOOTH MUSEUM
On 10 Sep 2016(Saturday Only)
Five of the Tolbooth’s earliest residents will ‘come to life’ during the museum’s Doors Open Day.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Open Doors Day at the James Hutton InstituteOpen Doors Day at the James Hutton Institute
On 10 Sep 2016(Saturday Only)
The James Hutton Institute at Craigiebuckler will be participating for the first time this year in Aberdeen Doors Open Day on Saturday 10th September.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Environment)
Business Event: Power Up Your BusinessPower Up Your Business
On 19 Sep 2016
Free business support workshop from Aberdeen City Libraries
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Rock Of AgesRock Of Ages
From 20 Sep 2016 To 24 Sep 2016(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Aberdeen theatre group Leading Lights are delighted to present the North-East premier of Rock of Ages.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Exhibitions Event: Scottish Home Show 2016Scottish Home Show 2016
From 23 Sep 2016 To 25 Sep 2016(Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The Scottish Home Show is the biggest and best home improvement exhibition show in the North-east, and is returning to Aberdeen in September 2016 and will be celebrating out 5th birthday!.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Children & Family-Friendly)
Dance Event: Chicago Workshop
Chicago Workshop
On 02 Oct 2016(Sunday Only)
Come and Learn a dance routine from the show taught to you by a current Cast member.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)
Written Word Event: Jeanie Clarke - Through the Shattered Glass - book signingJeanie Clarke - Through the Shattered Glass - book signing
On 06 Oct 2016(Thursday Only)
Jeanie Clarke, the former wife and manager of WWE Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin, will be in store to sign copies of her hard-hitting autobiography, Through the Shattered Glass.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Tea and a Treasure
Tea and a Treasure
On 31 Aug 2016
Join Aberdeen City Libraries’ staff for a cup of tea and find out more about the Treasures from our Collections exhibition
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage,)
 Event: Robert Gordon University Undergraduate Open Day
Robert Gordon University Undergraduate Open Day
On 31 Aug 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Open Days are an important part of the process when choosing a university.
(Theme: Education)
 Event: An Evening with James Robertson
An Evening with James Robertson
On 31 Aug 2016 (Wednesday Only)
James Robertson, acclaimed contemporary Scottish fiction author, will be on tour talking about his new novel, To Be Continued.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
 Event: Bead Pop - Chenille Rope
Bead Pop - Chenille Rope
On 03 Sep 2016 (Saturday Only)
Spend a relaxing morning learning Chenille stitch with Vee during this 2 hour session - it's a great versatile rope stitch that you can embellish in anyway your imagination will allow to make fabulous jewellery!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: One Digital Meet Up
One Digital Meet Up
On 07 Sep 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Bringing together the third sector for digital inspiration, making connections and to exchange ideas.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp present
PIXEL
Jazz at the Blue Lamp present PIXEL
On 08 Sep 2016 (Thursday Only)
A young jazz/indie band from Norway
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Bead Pop - Channel Set Ring
Bead Pop - Channel Set Ring
On 10 Sep 2016 (Saturday Only)
A stunning new ring technique from Marie - add beads into a channel setting using wire and incorporating some weaving to finish off your ring.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Catherine Ross 'The Narrowing Sky' Solo Exhibition
Catherine Ross 'The Narrowing Sky' Solo Exhibition
From 13 Aug 2016 To 10 Sep 2016 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Exhibition of paintings and models by a multi award-winning artist born in Canada, but raised in Aberdeenshire,Scotland.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: DORICANA FEST
DORICANA FEST
On 10 Sep 2016 (Saturday Only)
One day music festival based in the NE of Scotland showcasing the countries finest Americana / Roots / Country and Acoustic acts.
(Theme: Music,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: ABERDEEN'S SOLIDARITY WITH THE SPANISH SEAMEN'S STRIKE
ABERDEEN'S SOLIDARITY WITH THE SPANISH SEAMEN'S STRIKE
From 28 May 2016 To 10 Sep 2016 (Everyday)
This display tells the story of the Spanish Steamship Eolo, which berthed in Blaikie’s Quay, Aberdeen Harbour 80 years ago.
(Theme: Heritage,Storytelling,)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique: Daily life under the microscope
Cafe Scientifique: Daily life under the microscope
On 14 Sep 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Mobile technologies allow us to track our behaviours, psychological processes, and physiological measures over time. Researchers increasingly utilise this window into the ‘real world’ outside of the lab, but what are the pros and cons? Dr Dan Powell
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: LUNCHTIME TALK: TALES FROM THE TOLBOOTH
LUNCHTIME TALK: TALES FROM THE TOLBOOTH
On 14 Sep 2016 (Wednesday Only)
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Tolbooth, one of Aberdeen’s oldest buildings, and one of the best preserved 17th century gaols in Scotland.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: SC&T Enrolment Night and Free Tutors Concert
SC&T Enrolment Night and Free Tutors Concert
On 14 Sep 2016 (Wednesday Only)
An evening of traditional music and song at the Blue Lamp. SC&T's popular enrolment night includes a free concert and a chance to meet tutors and participants from the weekly music, dance and song evening classes.
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: TechFest Festival 2016
TechFest Festival 2016
From 26 Aug 2016 To 18 Sep 2016 (Everyday)
TechFest's 23rd Annual Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: BATTLE OF JUTLAND
BATTLE OF JUTLAND
From 28 May 2016 To 18 Sep 2016 (Everyday)
Aberdeen Maritime Museum will mark the centenary year of the Battle of Jutland, with a small display telling the tragic, real-life story of local Aberdonian boy, George MacDonald Rennie.
(Theme: Heritage,Storytelling,)
 Event: Exhibition: Eastern European Performance in Scotland: The Legacy of Richard Demarco
Exhibition: Eastern European Performance in Scotland: The Legacy of Richard Demarco
From 25 Apr 2016 To 27 Sep 2016 (Weekdays Only)
An exhibition in the MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
 Event: 'Possibilities Tuning Into Kids Parenting Group'
'Possibilities Tuning Into Kids Parenting Group'
From 06 Sep 2016 To 27 Sep 2016 (Tuesday Only)
'Tuning in to Kids' is a 4 session Possibilities Parenting Group for parents of children aged 4 to 10 years old.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Bead Pop - Mini Makers
Bead Pop - Mini Makers
From 30 Aug 2016 To 29 Sep 2016 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Join us for Mini Maker mayhem! Bring your 18 month - 5 year old and help them to thread a selection of large holed beads and make their very own necklace and bracelet to take home on the day.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Crafts)
 Event: ARGENTINE TANGO BEGINNER COURSE with TANGO ABERDEEN

IT MAY BE THE LAST TANGO FOR FLAVIA AND VINCENT BUT IT COULD BE THE FIRST FOR YOU!
ARGENTINE TANGO BEGINNER COURSE with TANGO ABERDEEN IT MAY BE THE LAST TANGO FOR FLAVIA AND VINCENT BUT IT COULD BE THE FIRST FOR YOU!
From 17 Aug 2016 To 05 Oct 2016 (Wednesday Only)
This 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,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Kate Steenhauer: Art Exhibition Open Night
Kate Steenhauer: Art Exhibition Open Night
From 25 Aug 2016 To 05 Oct 2016 (Weekdays Only)
Join us for the open night of Kate's work: open night is Thursday 25th August 2016 at 6.30pm.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)

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