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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

Crafts Event: Bead Pop - Macrame OwlBead Pop - Macrame Owl
On 08 Dec 2016(Thursday Only)
A slightly more challenging and lengthy project, learn to make this beautiful macrame owl with Jahan.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Education Event: City Centre Language CaféCity Centre Language Café
On 08 Dec 2016(Thursday Only)
An informal learning opportunity for anyone whose first language is not English
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses,)
Music Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - STU BROWN'S TWISTED TOONSJazz at the Blue Lamp - STU BROWN'S TWISTED TOONS
On 08 Dec 2016(Thursday Only)
Stu Brown’s Quartet of musicians take you on an eye-popping ride through the wacky world of cartoon music, including zany melodies, themes and complete cartoon scores.
(Theme: Music)
Seasonal Event: Community Entertainment at Moose Marquee - ChoirsCommunity Entertainment at Moose Marquee - Choirs
On 08 Dec 2016(Thursday Only)
Come along & support these fantastic groups who will be performing to get you into the festive spirit.
(Theme: Music,Seasonal,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: 16 Days of Activism - discussion on violence against Trans women 
16 Days of Activism - discussion on violence against Trans women
On 09 Dec 2016(Friday Only)
Come join us at the Town House to watch short film screenings on the often hidden violence faced by Trans women in the society today followed by a Question and Answer session with Becky Kaufmann of Scottish Transgender Alliance.
(Theme: Films,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Fundraising Event: Aberdeen Santa Run & Obstacle CourseAberdeen Santa Run & Obstacle Course
On 10 Dec 2016(Saturday Only)
Calling all sporty Santas! Join us for a fun mile Santa run and one mile obstacle course.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Fundraising)
Health Event: Experiencing Inner PeaceExperiencing Inner Peace
On 10 Dec 2016(Saturday Only)
How can we increase our peace of mind? Just wishing for it isn’t enough. It calls for focused effort along with certain ways of thinking and being over a sustained period of time.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Old Togs New Tricks - Vintage Fayre 
Christmas EditionOld Togs New Tricks - Vintage Fayre Christmas Edition
On 11 Dec 2016(Sunday Only)
Vintage fashion, accessories, vinyl, furniture and jewellery, with music and food all day. The best Vintage Traders in the Aberdeen area, all together, under one roof. The best in Beer thanks to our hosts BrewDog Castlegate and the team at UnderDog.
(Theme: Markets,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Business Event: Webinar: Business plan for e-shopsWebinar: Business plan for e-shops
On 12 Dec 2016(Monday Only)
Learn how to write a business plan for an online store
(Theme: Business)
Written Word Event: Dickensian Winter WorkshopDickensian Winter Workshop
On 14 Dec 2016
Sketch out your own winter tale at a free creative writing workshop with local writer Shane Strachan.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Written Word,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Ice Aberdeen presents Once Upon a ChristmasIce Aberdeen presents Once Upon a Christmas
From 17 Dec 2016 To 18 Dec 2016(Weekend Only)
Join the Linx Ice Arena and Skate UK this December for their annual Christmas Ice Show.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Theatre & Shows)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Wynford Christmas PartyWynford Christmas Party
On 17 Dec 2016(Saturday Only)
Something to get the kids excited in the run up to Christmas!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Environment Event: Meditation in the ParkMeditation in the Park
On 18 Dec 2016(Sunday Only)
A time for reflective contemplation assisted by music and conducted commentaries.
(Theme: Environment,Health)
Dance Event: Iron Broo's Mad Friday Christmas Ceilidh, fundraising for Cyrenians Aberdeen.Iron Broo's Mad Friday Christmas Ceilidh, fundraising for Cyrenians Aberdeen.
On 23 Dec 2016(Friday Only)
Chase away your Mad Friday blues with Iron Broo, A world famous local ceilidh band. A Ceilidh dance with Stovies or Macaroni at half time, helping to raise funds for the less fortunate this Christmas.
(Theme: Fundraising,Dance)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Scot Free Tours AberdeenScot Free Tours Aberdeen
On 01 Jan 2017(Sunday 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)
Performing Arts Event: Scottish Ballet's Hansel & GretelScottish Ballet's Hansel & Gretel
From 18 Jan 2017 To 21 Jan 2017(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A tasty winter treat
(Theme: Performing Arts,Dance)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Aberdeen City Music School
Lunchbreak Concert: Aberdeen City Music School
On 08 Dec 2016 (Thursday Only)
Lunchbreak Concerts are supported by Creative Funding from Aberdeen City Council.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Bead Pop - Abacus Bracelet
Bead Pop - Abacus Bracelet
On 10 Dec 2016 (Saturday Only)
Work though this great project as an introduction to the techniques you need for making beautiful micro macrame pieces. Jahan will be there to help you every step of the way to make this lovely bracelet to take home.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Bead Pop - Gemstone Tree
Bead Pop - Gemstone Tree
On 10 Dec 2016 (Saturday Only)
Make your very own beautiful gemstone chip tree with Marie, she will take you through all the techniques and tips you need to create this lovely ornamental piece.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Albacappella Barbershop Bazaar
Albacappella Barbershop Bazaar
On 11 Dec 2016 (Sunday Only)
Festive carols, crafts and more
(Theme: Music,Crafts)
 Event: Torry Language Café
Torry Language Café
On 12 Dec 2016 (Monday Only)
An informal learning opportunity for anyone whose first language is not English
(Theme: Education,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
From 25 Oct 2016 To 13 Dec 2016 (Tuesday Only)
The intended outcome of the MBSR programme is to improve sustainable well-being.
(Theme: Health,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Strategies for Successful Winter Climbing
Strategies for Successful Winter Climbing
On 13 Dec 2016 (Tuesday Only)
An illustrated lecture by Simon Richardson organised by the North East Mountain Trust (SCIO SC008783)
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Mapping the City: a new approach for the Digital Age
Mapping the City: a new approach for the Digital Age
On 13 Dec 2016 (Tuesday Only)
Evening Lecture in association with University of Aberdeen Museums and Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Fat-Suit 'Atlas' Album Launch concert
Fat-Suit 'Atlas' Album Launch concert
On 14 Dec 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Glasgow based fusion collective Fat-Suit are coming to Aberdeen as part of the launch tour for their third album - 'Atlas'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NraYVUuvw http://www.fat-suit.co.uk/
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Gaelic Nightclasses - all levels welcome
Gaelic Nightclasses - all levels welcome
From 14 Sep 2016 To 14 Dec 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Club Gaidhlig Obar Dheathain/Aberdeen Gaelic Club offer weekly nightclasses at Rosemount Community Centre. Come along and learn gaelic in a fun, interactive environment!
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Heritage)
 Event: Intellectual Property Advice Clinics
Intellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 14 Dec 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with a patent attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - ABERDEEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - ABERDEEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
On 15 Dec 2016 (Thursday Only)
Get back to the great music of the Big Bands with a festive twist.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Carols for All
Lunchbreak Concert: Carols for All
On 15 Dec 2016 (Thursday Only)
Drew Tulloch (Piano) and Roger B. Williams (Director).
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Lunchbreak Concert: Carols for All
Lunchbreak Concert: Carols for All
On 16 Dec 2016 (Friday Only)
Drew Tulloch (Piano) and Roger B. Williams (Director).
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Aberdeen Science Centre Christmas Party
Aberdeen Science Centre Christmas Party
On 17 Dec 2016 (Saturday Only)
Join us for some festive fun at our Christmas Party on 17 December!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Mud Pies on Monday afternoons
Mud Pies on Monday afternoons
From 24 Oct 2016 To 19 Dec 2016 (Monday Only)
Engaging activities over 9 weeks this Autumn at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment,)
 Event: Mud Pies on Monday mornings
Mud Pies on Monday mornings
From 24 Oct 2016 To 19 Dec 2016 (Monday Only)
Engaging activities over 9 weeks this Autumn at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment,)
 Event: Adult Jazz Classes
Adult Jazz Classes
From 23 Sep 2016 To 20 Dec 2016 (Tuesday Only)
A fun cardio based dance class that is fun friendly and for everyone. Enjoy a cardio based warm up with stretching corner work and a fun fast paced routine at the end.
(Theme: Dance,Performing Arts)
 Event: Tiny Twirlers Dance Class
Tiny Twirlers Dance Class
From 23 Sep 2016 To 20 Dec 2016 (Tuesday Only)
A fun and energetic movement based class for youngsters. age 2-5years. A great way for little ones to express themselves using props music and laughter.
(Theme: Dance,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Crafty Christmas Cards
Crafty Christmas Cards
On 21 Dec 2016
Christmas card fun in the Central Library
(Theme: Crafts,Children & Family-Friendly,)

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