July 29/30: 4TG Game Con 2017 Venue: AECC, Oil & Gas Arena, AB23 8BL Time: 10am - 8pm Details: 4TG Game Con will once again descend on the city of Aberdeen for 20 hrs of pure gaming! Our attendees will get the chance to be involved in all aspects of gaming including Esports Tournaments, VR Zones, Current Gen Gaming, Retro Zone, Indie Zone, Kids Zone, Cosplay, Youtube/Twitch Guests, Career Zone, Exhibitors & Merchandise + Much Much More! Join us on the 29th & 30th July in the Granite City for some solid stone gaming! Get your tickets here - http://www.4thegamers.co.uk/tickets/ Organiser: SEM EVENTS Ltd Admission charge: From £20 Tickets from: £20 Website: http://www.4thegamers.co.uk/ Public telephone: 07817530737
Wednesday, June 28 – Saturday, July 1: Fresh from its sellout production of Sunshine on Leith, Aberdeen Opera Company Productions are delighted to return to HMT with Chess, a sensational musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. A powerful love story set amid the tensions of a world championship chess match, the Cold War and a frenzied media circus. Two world class chess players, an American and a Russian, fight for supremacy both on the chess board and for the love of the same woman, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £32 - £26, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Thursday, June 29 – Saturday, July 1: Stage 4 Theatre is an exciting new amateur theatre company for people aged 18 and up in Aberdeen, staging its first show, Boogie Nights, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm with 10pm finish. Tickets £15.40 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
July 4: NMN Comedy's Independence Day Spectacular Venue: Upstairs @ The Blue Lamp Time: Doors 8pm, Show Start 8.30pm Finish 10.30pm Details: A free monthly comedy night dedicated to developing and showcasing local comedic talent. No, this is not an appreciation of the Will Smith 90's blockbuster, this is an explosive night of comedy from the very best comedians the Granite City had to offer. Celebrate the American holiday with a bang, by watching Scottish comedians not give a hoot that it is 4th of July Opening Days and Times: Doors 8pm, Show Start 8.30pm Finish 10.30pm Ticket Information: FREE ENTRY Link to Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/173029179897392 Upstairs @ The Blue Lamp 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU* *stand-up; comedy; performing arts; live shows; culture; humour; standup; local; comedians; professional; amature; free Organiser: Marc Christie Admission charge: FREE Tickets from: Website: https://www.facebook.com/newmaterialnight/ Public telephone: 07599751377
Tuesday, July 4: Yorkston, Thorne & Khan released their new album, Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars, earlier this year. See the trio perform songs from this and their previous album, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
July 7: Tor Na Coille Whisky Club Venue: Tor Na Coille Hotel, Inchmarlo Road, Banchory, AB31 4AB Time: 7pm-9pm Details: This is not your father’s whisky tasting. There will be no corduroy, cardigans or chin-stroking. Just good whisky. And lots of it. oin whisky connoisseurs Sandy Kenneway and Steven McConnachie for a guided tour of Scotland’s national drink, sampling malts from across the country and learning about what makes good whisky. For just £20 per person, you can sample several whiskies in some of the most beautiful surroundings on Royal Deeside on 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August. Or, for those keen to visit all sessions, get four for the price of three with a block booking. With decades of experience in the whisky industry between them, Sandy – who has led tastings at festivals across Scotland – and Steven – a whisky expert from renowned bottler Murray McDavid – will debunk the myths surrounding the whisky making process and highlight the subtle differences between different regions and expressions. Sitting amongst acres of private wooded ground, the four-star Tor Na Coille Hotel offers stunning panoramic views of Royal Deeside. Each of the Victorian country house hotel’s rooms and suits is uniquely decorated, giving them all a distinct personality of their own. The Tor Na Coille Whisky Club will run from 7pm on 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August at £20 per person. Block book all four sessions and pay just £60. Visit www.tornacoille.com for more information about the hotel, and email email@example.com or call 01331 822242 to book. Organiser: Tor Na Coille Hotel Admission charge: £20 per person per session, or £60 to block book all four sessions Tickets from: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01331 822242 Website: http://www.tornacoille.com Public telephone: 01330 822242
Friday, July 7 - 8: Whether you’re a confirmed gin lover, or just curious to explore the amazing range of traditional or trendy gins bursting onto the market, Aberdeen Gin Fest will have something for you, showcasing a number of gin producers. There will be talks by some of the producers, live music, great local food and a bottle shop, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen. Friday session: 7pm – 11pm. Saturday sessions: 2pm – 5pm and 7pm – 11pm. Tickets £25 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
July 12: Blink 182, AECC
Thursday, July 13: Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £17.60 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
Monday, July 17 - 21: Are you in secondary school and looking for a fun way to spend the summer holiday? APA Engage! Summer School: Seniors 2017 is for pupils in S1 to S6. This course is an opportunity to learn and develop skills in devising and performance. Participants will learn a play in a week, working with theatre and music specialists to create and perform a fully staged production in Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree. The course takes place from 10am – 4pm each day at His Majesty’s Theatre Studio. The end-of-course performance takes place at The Lemon Tree on Friday, July 21 at 7pm. Places cost £90 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
July 21: Olly Murs, AECC
Friday, July 21: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club comes to Aberdeen for a Summer Party. Yes, the legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles of Red Dwarf, Robot Wars and Coronation Street fame is also one of the UK’s best loved Funk and Soul DJ’s. Broadcasting for over 10 years on BBC 6 Music with their primetime Saturday night Funk and Soul show, Craig Charles has gone from strength to strength. After smashing it with sold out shows at The Lemon Tree in 2016, the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen. Doors 9pm, 1am finish. Tickets £15.40 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
Saturday, July 22: Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50 - £23.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Monday, July 24 – 28: Is your youngster looking for a fun way to spend their summer holiday? APA Engage! Summer School: Juniors 2017 is for primary school pupils in P4 – P7. This exciting course allows young people to learn the building blocks of theatre and music performance in His Majesty’s Theatre, a venue at the heart of Aberdeen’s arts scene. The participants will create a unique performance to share with family and friends at the end of the course. The course takes place from 10am – 4pm each day at His Majesty’s Theatre Studio. The end-of-course sharing of work takes place at HMT on Friday, July 28 at 3pm. Places cost £80 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
Tuesday, July 25 – 26: Direct from a smash-hit WEST END and international tour, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 1.30pm on Tuesday and 10.30am & 1.30pm on Wednesday. Recommended for ages 3+ with approx. 55minute running time. Tickets £15.50 | Family tickets available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
July 28 - August 8: Aberdeen International Youth Festival www.aiyf.org