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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

Business Event: The Big Aberdeen Event: Give it a Try (Public Arena)The Big Aberdeen Event: Give it a Try (Public Arena)
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Free family fun day and fayre alongside cross-sector conference brought to you by ACVO - the Third sector interface for Aberdeen City - in collaboration with Aberdeen Football Club.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Business)
Environment Event: What the frack?What the frack?
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Come along to find out a bit more about the process of shale gas extraction.
(Theme: Environment,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Exhibitions Event: Free talk and launch of photography exhibition 'Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future' by Judah PassowFree talk and launch of photography exhibition 'Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future' by Judah Passow
On 22 Sep 2014
Award-winning documentary maker Judah Passow has travelled the length and breadth of the country documenting Scottish Jewish life in the 21st Century. His photography will be displayed in the Central Library until 30 December.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: The Deeside Railway Preservation Society Talk.The Deeside Railway Preservation Society Talk.
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
A fascinating talk by Dr Jon Tyler followed by an opportunity to take a ride in the unique BEMU.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Health Event: There's more to vision than meets the eyes!There's more to vision than meets the eyes!
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
We will discuss the amazing ability of our brain to make sense of the visual world.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Heritage Event: Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Join local shipwreck author and technical diver Rod MacDonald of Stonehaven as he discusses the "Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon"
(Theme: Heritage,Senior Citizens/50+)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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: 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)
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)
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)
Theatre & Shows 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)
Young People 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: The Big Aberdeen Event
The Big Aberdeen Event
On 22 Sep 2014 (Monday Only)
The Big Aberdeen Event is a Conference accompanied by Give it a Try arenas offering free family fun, help and advice, opportunities to try and activities to interact with
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Business)
 Event: Have you got skeletons in your cupboard?
Have you got skeletons in your cupboard?
On 22 Sep 2014 (Monday Only)
The Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to promote the study of Genealogy and family history.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,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+)
 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)
 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: 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)
 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: Green "Tea"Rapy: A New Weapon Against Cancer
Green "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,)
 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: 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)

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