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October 2016



Tuesday, September 27 – Saturday, October 1: The new season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint kicks off with Miss Veitch’s Roses by Jane Livingstone, which explores the fine line between independence and isolation and the identities we share with others and who we really are, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 6pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Monday, September 26 – Saturday, October 1: West End and EastEnders actor John Partridge will take to the stage as Billy Flynn in much-loved musical Chicago, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm Mon – Thurs. Fri 5pm & 8.30pm. Sat 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm evening. Tickets £51.50 - £19.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122. Recommended age 13+
Saturday, October 1: Following the incredible success of their 30th anniversary Steeltown tour, Big Country now celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album that followed that release – The Seer. The band will perform the album in its entirety, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £27.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Sunday, October 2: Catch the distinctive sound of The Fall as they perform in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £24.75 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Monday, October 3: Fundraising Cinema Evening Venue: Belmont Filmhouse, 49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS Time: 5:30pm drinks, film starts at 6:30pm
Details: The Aberdeen Fundraising Committee, in aid of Children 1st, are holding a private screening of the film classic "Some Like It Hot" starring Marilyn Munroe, Jack Lemmon & Tony Curtis. Tickets are priced at £15 p/p and include your cinema ticket, a glass of fizz, nibbles and a box of popcorn. Organiser: Children 1st
Admission charge: £15 p/p Tickets from: Tel: 01224 251150 or email: Northfundraising@children1st.org.uk Website: www.children1st.org.uk Public telephone: Tel: 01224 251150
Tuesday, October 4: Fishamble: The New Play Company presents Forgotten – Pat Kinevane’s captivating portrayal of four older characters, living in retirement homes and care facilities around Ireland, told through a unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £13.20 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Tuesday, October 4 – Thursday, October 6: Dundee Rep’s highly acclaimed, 5-star production of John McGrath’s The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil tells the history and the tragedy of Scotland, performed as a Highland ceilidh, with song, humour and drama intermixed, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with a 2pm Thursday matinee. Tickets £27.50 - £19.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.
October 6: Aberdeen Sports Awards, AECC, Aberdeen
Wednesday, October 5: See behind the scenes at Aberdeen’s much-loved theatre with the HMT Tours, which last around 90 minutes and are led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, at 10.30am. Tickets £5.50 or £3.30 concession from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Wednesday, October 5: 10 years on from their debut album Raise the Alarm, The Sunshine Underground have announced their farewell tour which kicks off in Aberdeen, with support The Vegan Leather, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8.30pm. Tickets £15.40 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Thursday, October 6: Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene. Catch his performance in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £8.80 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Friday, October 7: Jason Byrne now brings back his warmth and generous stagecraft with even more props and silly humour in new tour, Jason Byrne is “Propped Up”, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 8pm. Tickets £19.25 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Friday, October 7: Come along to Underdog for an evening of Brahms’ and Schoenberg’s mesmerising music as part of Aberdeen Performing Arts’ Associate Artists Pop Up Unplugged event, taking place in venues around the city as the Music Hall is being transformed. Scottish Ensemble: Transfigured Night is a Stepping Out event which will take place in Underdog, 1 Union Street, Aberdeen, at 8.30pm. Tickets £8/£5 student/unwaged from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Saturday, October 8: Rock band GUN are taking to the touring stage again, this time reunited with original guitarist Alex Dickson. With support from Sweet Crisis, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7pm. Tickets £16.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Saturday, October 8: Based on the original book by Collodi and performed by Jasmin Vardimon Company’s multi-talented dancers, Pinocchio will bring to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy, in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm. Tickets £17 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Sunday, October 9: One of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe, Thomas Truax travels the world with his “band” of bizarre self-made instruments. Catch his unique performance in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £8.80 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Sunday, October 9 – 10: Every three years comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he’s only gone and done it again! Watch his new tour Sean Lock: Keep it Light, in HMT as part of the Music Hall’s Stepping Out programme of events. In His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, at 8pm. Tickets £26 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
October 11: PDSA PetCheck Venue: Mastrick Community Centre, Greenfern Road, Aberdeen, AB16 6TR Time: 10am to 5pm Details: Is your handsome hound as healthy and happy as can be? Bring your precious pooch along to PetCheck for a free wellbeing check carried out by an experienced PDSA vet nurse. There’s also an opportunity to receive FREE ear cleaning and nail clipping with microchipping available at a small charge. Donations are gratefully received to help PDSA, the UK’s leading veterinary charity. We can only see dogs at PetCheck for health and safety reasons, but if you have any concerns about any other pets in your household, our vet nurse would be happy to answer your questions. A limited number of appointments may be available on the day but to guarantee your time with the PDSA vet nurse call now on 0800 917 2509 to avoid disappointment.. Visit www.pdsa.org.uk/petcheck for more information. Organiser: PDSA Website: https://www.pdsa.org.uk/vet-services/petcheck Public telephone: 0800 9172509
Tuesday, October 11 – 12: A gripping spy thriller based on a true story, Democracy is Michael Frayn’s thought-provoking and entertaining drama will be a compelling and unmissable night of theatre written by the man who brought you Noises Off! in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm. Tickets £27.50 - £22.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Tuesday, October 11: Best known as the lead singer and one of the founding members of The Beta Band, Steve Mason will play in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8pm. Tickets £22 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Wednesday, October 12: A Bench on the Road is a play telling the stories of six women from 1850 to 1950, during the period of global Italian migration as 25 million Italians left their country between political unification and the post-WWII economic boom. Presented by Charioteer Theatre and written by Laura Pasetti, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £13.20 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Wednesday, October 12: Catch Irish songwriting musicians The Saw Doctors as they take to the stage again after taking a break from live shows for the past three years, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £22 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
October 13: PDSA PetCheck Venue: Bourtree Community Hall Car Park, Berrymuir Road, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4UF Time: 10am to 5pm Details: Is your handsome hound as healthy and happy as can be? Bring your precious pooch along to PetCheck for a free wellbeing check carried out by an experienced PDSA vet nurse. There’s also an opportunity to receive FREE ear cleaning and nail clipping with microchipping available at a small charge. Donations are gratefully received to help PDSA, the UK’s leading veterinary charity. We can only see dogs at PetCheck for health and safety reasons, but if you have any concerns about any other pets in your household, our vet nurse would be happy to answer your questions. A limited number of appointments may be available on the day but to guarantee your time with the PDSA vet nurse call now on 0800 917 2509 to avoid disappointment.. Visit www.pdsa.org.uk/petcheck for more information. Organiser: PDSA Website: pdsa.org.uk/petcheck Public telephone: 0800 9172509
Thursday, October 13: A chance to see influential band The Buzzcocks as part of their 40th Anniversary World Tour, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £21.45 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
October 14: PDSA PetCheck Venue: Stonehaven Leisure Centre, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2RD Time: 9am to 4pm
Details: Is your handsome hound as healthy and happy as can be? Bring your precious pooch along to PetCheck for a free wellbeing check carried out by an experienced PDSA vet nurse. There’s also an opportunity to receive FREE ear cleaning and nail clipping with microchipping available at a small charge. Donations are gratefully received to help PDSA, the UK’s leading veterinary charity. We can only see dogs at PetCheck for health and safety reasons, but if you have any concerns about any other pets in your household, our vet nurse would be happy to answer your questions. A limited number of appointments may be available on the day but to guarantee your time with the PDSA vet nurse call now on 0800 917 2509 to avoid disappointment.. Visit www.pdsa.org.uk/petcheck for more information. Organiser: PDSA Website: pdsa.org.uk/petcheck Public telephone: 0800 9172509
Friday, October 14: Come along to Scottish Ballet’s Autumn Double Bill Preshow Talk to hear about the making of the production direct from members of the artistic and education teams. A fascinating, free half-hour talk in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, from 6.30pm – 7pm Tickets free but must be booked from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Friday, October 14 – 15: Scottish Ballet’s Autumn Double Bill is a multi-sensory experience, with work from choreographer Crystal Pite in the form of Emergence, and A New Work by Sophie Laplane, in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Tickets £25 - £19 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Saturday, October 15: As part of Citymoves’ DanceLive festival, The End is a work that aims to confront and explore the dramatic notion of end points – the end of the world, the end of life as we know it… in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen at 7pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Sunday, October 16: As part of Citymoves’ DanceLive festival, this Double Bill features two works – You and Me, and You and Pitch, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen at 7pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Monday, October 17: British-Australian indie band Sunset Sons play in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £13.20 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Tuesday, October 18: As part of Citymoves’ DanceLive festival, Plan B for Utopia is a new full length work by Dundee based choreographer Joan Clevillé, exploring hope, imagination and struggle, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Tuesday, October 18 – 22: The Broons come to life on the stage in the world’s first theatrical staging of the famous comic strip, in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm with 2pm Thursday matinee and 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £37.50 - £18.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Tuesday, October 18: Stunning songwriters and performers Admiral Fallow take to the stage in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8pm. Tickets £12.10 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Wednesday, October 19: Head back in time to 1601 to re-imagine a visit of the Kings Players to Aberdeen in that year. Playing Aberdeen, 1601 takes place as part of Aberdeen Performing Arts’ Associate Artists Pop Up Unplugged events, taking place in venues around the city as the Music Hall is being transformed. This free event will take place in Underdog, 1 Union Street, Aberdeen, at 6pm. Tickets free but must be booked from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Wednesday, October 19: As part of Citymoves’ DanceLive festival, If You Want to See Me Once More | The (de)Commission Project, has been created by London-bases choreographer Stephen Pelton, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Friday, October 21: DanceLive and sound festival present Leylines, a new work based on the concept of ley lines created by ancient megaliths and the natural landscape, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Friday, October 21: Musician Walter Trout returned to the stage in June, feeling reborn as a songwriter, singer, guitarist and human being. See the result in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7pm. Tickets £27.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Saturday, October 22: Company Chordelia & Solar Bear present an exciting and unique piece of dance theatre, Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Saturday, October 22: In 1977, The Jam released their debut album In the City, hitting a nerve with the youth of their time and becoming one of the biggest selling bands in British history. From the Jam features original bass player Bruce Foxton, plus Russell Hastings and Mark Brzezicki, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8pm. Tickets £19.25 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Sunday, October 23: Some pieces are classics for a reason, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) Beethoven Seven will showcase that, in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, at 3pm with a 2.15pm pre-concert talk. Tickets £28 – £12 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Sunday, October 23: Join three leading elder dance companies as they tour Scotland as part of the Luminate Festival of creative ageing. This is a fantastic triple bill presented as part of DanceLive festival, that redefines ageing, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 3pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Sunday, October 23: A darling of BBC Radio 2, Nell Bryden has become a listeners’ favourite in recent years for her powerful, soaring vocals and accomplished songwriting. See her perform in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Monday, October 24: Aberdeen’s own professional dance company KaST return to DanceLive festival with a fantastic new work titled Family Matters, centred around the good, the bad and the truth of family life, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Tuesday, October 25: Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Triple Bill 2016 showcases three engaging works in celebration of their 35th anniversary. Works will include Undivided Loves, Until.With/Out.Enough and Bloom, in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm prompt. Tickets £24 – £18 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Thursday, October 27 – 29: Scottish Opera brings to the stage this much-loved production of Mozart’s irresistible masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro, full of humour, subtlety and wit, in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, at 7.15pm. Tickets £56.50 – £19.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122. Free pre-show talk at HMT on Saturday, October 29 at 6pm.
Thursday, October 27: Jah Wobble is best known for his postpunk bass work, dub experiments and collaborations with John Lydon. Fans can expect to hear material from his back catalogue mixed in with material from his latest studio album Everything is Nothing, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £14.30 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Friday, October 28: Scottish rock band Nazareth had several hard rock hits which you can hear in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £22 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
October 28: Aden-een, the Shell Fireworks Parade 2016 Venue: Aden Country Park, Mintlaw Time: 6.30pm - 9pm: Friday 28th October Walks open: 6.30-7.30pm & 8-9pm. Fireworks: 7.45pm. Details: Join a celebration of culture and community in the beautiful surrounds of Aden Country Park as young people bursting with energy and enthusiasm create an extravaganza of delight. 2016 is Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. In celebration of this, this year’s event will fill the woods with the characters and scenes inspired by Britain’s greatest playwright. Now in its eighth year the Shell Fireworks Parade brings together and engages hundreds of participants from across Aberdeenshire, giving young people real and transferable skills and experiences as they create routines, props and performances for the big event. Bring torches, wellies, fancy dress and a sense of adventure. Leave plenty of time for parking. Not recommended for under 5s. No alcohol. No dogs. Aden-een is a youth regeneration project led by Modo in partnership with Shell, Aden Country Park, Buchan Development Partnership, Community Planning Partners and Aberdeenshire Council. Organiser: Modo - Circus with Purpose Admission charge: £2 (adults) £1 (under 16) Tickets from: www.ticketsource.co.uk Website: www.facebook.com/events/171981966567827/ Public telephone: 01779600020
October 29: ILLUMINATOR - Night Trail Half Marathon+ Venue: Glen Tanar, Aberdeenshire Time: See website for details
Details: Go wild through the night on Scotland’s toughest night half marathon. Run or walk 15 dark miles over rugged hill trails with just the glow of your head torch to lead the way. See the natural beauty of Glen Tanar’s ancient Scots pine forest in a spectacular new light. ******Walk the route, race hard or just jog round – the average finishing time for runners is 2.5 hours and 6 hours for walkers. Your race/walk time will be recorded by electronic chip timing. The course is clearly way-marked and there will be a hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point. Total ascent over the course is 2,247 miles / 685meters. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish winter forest! Organiser: Firetrail Events Admission charge: See website for details
Tickets from: www.illuminatorrun.co.uk Website: www.illuminatorrun.co.uk Public telephone: 0330 321 1148
Saturday, October 29: A free half hour session delving deeper in to Scottish Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro, to enhance your enjoyment of the show, in His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, at 6pm, before the performance. Tickets free but should be booked from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Saturday, October 29: As part of sound festival, David Hudry and Tana Quartet present a new work, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 6pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122
Saturday, October 29: Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as a star of the UK’s blues rock world. The girl with the big voice performs in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £22 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

November 2016



November 1: Skills Scotland Aberdeen, AECC, Aberdeen

November 7: WWE Live, AECC, Aberdeen

November 12: PDSA PetCheck Venue: King George V Park and Pavillion, Dee Street, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5XS Time: 10am to 5pm Details: Is your handsome hound as healthy and happy as can be? Bring your precious pooch along to PetCheck for a free wellbeing check carried out by an experienced PDSA vet nurse. There’s also an opportunity to receive FREE ear cleaning and nail clipping with microchipping available at a small charge. Donations are gratefully received to help PDSA, the UK’s leading veterinary charity. We can only see dogs at PetCheck for health and safety reasons, but if you have any concerns about any other pets in your household, our vet nurse would be happy to answer your questions. A limited number of appointments may be available on the day but to guarantee your time with the PDSA vet nurse call now on 0800 917 2509 to avoid disappointment.. Visit www.pdsa.org.uk/petcheck for more information. Organiser: PDSA Website: pdsa.org.uk/petcheck Public telephone: 0800 9172059

November 15: Simply Red, AECC, Aberdeen

November 23-24: LiftEx Lifting Industry Exhibition, AECC, Aberdeen

December 2016


December 3: Deacon Blue, AECC, Aberdeen
December 4:
Date: 6th March, 1st May, 2nd October, 4th December Event name: Fancy That? VINTAGE BAZAAR
Venue: Inglis Hall, High St, Edzell, Angus. DD9 7TF Time: 11am - 4pm Details: The Fancy That? vintage bazaars return for 2016, with our first event being on Mothering Sunday, 6th March.******We will be offering you the opportunity to view vintage wares from over 20 fabulous individual small businesses specialising in all things Vintage, Antique, Collectable and Retro, from clothing to furniture, including jewellery, ceramics, toys, homewares, ect,.******Held in the substantial Inglis Hall, with its tall clock tower the building cannot be missed when entering the village of Edzell.******The halls stained glass windows add a beauty befitting the displays of antiques on offer.******Local village shops, in the high street, open on the day to include several coffee shops offering visitors the opportunity to sample home baking & beverages. Together with a fish & chip restaurant, and two hotels, there are plenty of places to eat and make a day of your visit.
Organiser: Fancy That? Admission charge: Free Entry Tickets from: n/a Website: www.wefancythat.co.uk Public telephone: 01356648732

December 7-11: Disney On Ice presents Frozen, AECC, Aberdeen


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