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May 2017



Tuesday, May 2: DMA’S is Johnny Took, Matt Mason and Tommy O’Dell – three friends who came together making nostalgic garage pop in a bedroom in Newtown, Australia. Since the release of their brilliant debut album Hills End, DMA’S have not stopped for a second. From playing the coveted secret slot at Glastonbury, to smashing it on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the band have certainly shown the world just what all the fuss is about. See them perform in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7pm. Tickets £13.75 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Thursday, May 4: Skipinnish have rocketed to the top of the Scottish music scene recently and 2017 is forecasted to be the biggest year yet for the band, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £17.60 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Friday, May 5: Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember with his own unique take – The Sound of Mucus. Don’t miss this amazing event in His Majesty’s Theatre at 8pm. Tickets £24.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Saturday, May 6: Since it opened its doors back in May 1997 Captain Toms studio has gone on to become a home to many of Aberdeen’s most popular bands and take a special place at the heart of the cities vibrant music scene. Captain Toms has become so much more than just a studio so we’re celebrating, with Captain Toms is 20, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £22 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Sunday, May 7: Guitarist and songwriter Devon is the son of Gregg Allman and the nephew of Duane Allman. He brings the Devon Allman Band back to Aberdeen, having made his triumphant debut in February 2016. Well known as the leader of Honeytribe and a founding member of The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Devon released the critically acclaimed album “Ragged & Dirty” in 2014. He is now touring in support of his latest album “Ride or Die” which was voted as one of the best blues rock albums in 2016, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £22 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Monday, May 8: Maxïmo Park are an English alternative rock band, formed in 2000 in Newcastle upon Tyne. The band consists of Paul Smith, Duncan Lloyd, Archis Tiku, Lukas Wooller and Tom English. This event is for ages 14+ in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7pm. Tickets £22 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Wednesday, May 10 + 11: Join Limmy for a night of storytelling and chit chat as he introduces his second book, That's Your Lot, featuring stories that are dafter and darker than before. This event includes an audience Q&A and book signing, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 8pm. Tickets £17.60 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Friday, May 12: You will need no convincing of the wonderful voice of Luke Sital-Singh, described as sometimes tentative, vulnerable, sometimes visceral and emotionally raw. Hear him in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7pm. Tickets £11 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Friday, May 12: Veteran alt-folk singer-songwriter Chris T-T celebrates his 20th anniversary with his Best Of tour. Despite assiduously avoiding mainstream ’success' Brighton-based T-T has become one of the of the UK’s most critically lauded artists and influenced a generation of punk-folk singers, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £8.80 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

May 13: Casino Night fundraiser for the Kintore Summer Festival READ MORE

Saturday, May 13: MamaBabaMe exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown ups. Through playful movement, dance and sound, MamaBabaMe explores these profound new relationships and how this eternal bond evolves and grows, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 11.30am & 2.30pm. Tickets £7.70 adults/£5.50 for babies and children, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Saturday, May 13: Prides are a Scottish synthpop band formed in Glasgow in 2013. Made up of Stewart Brock, Callum Wiseman and Lewis Gardiner. Catch them in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 11.30am & 2.30pm. Tickets £7.70 adults/£5.50 for babies and children, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Sunday, May 14: Hot UK blues rock band King King, with support from Bad Touch, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7pm. Tickets £22 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

May 16: Kintore 5K Fun Run - a curtain-raiser for the Kintore Summer Festival

Tuesday, May 16: Live-scored by electronic sound artist Anneke Kampman, Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound is a journey through the amazing life of one of the great, unsung composers of the twentieth century, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7pm with 8.20pm finish. Tickets £13.20| APA Friends 2 for 1| Concessions £2 off, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Tuesday, May 16 – 20: TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who rose to fame for playing the title role in Phantom of the Opera, as White Rabbit and Britain’s Got Talent Finalist Rachel Wooding as Alice, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 2pm Thursday and 2.30pm Saturday matinees. Tickets £41.50 - £19.50| Premium seats £49.50 - £39.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Tuesday, May 16: Kintore and District Community Council meeting Kintore School 7pm. All interested welcome to attend.

May 17: Iron Maiden, AECC

Wednesday, May 17: Foy Vance is a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter hailing from Bangor, Northern Island and deeply rooted in the rich musical history and aesthetic of the Southern United States. See him perform with support from Ryan McMullan, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8pm. Tickets £16.50, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Thursday, May 18: Gus Stirrat Band is a five piece, jazz fusion line up, lead by bassist and composer, Gus Stirrat. The band consists of some of Scotland's finest musicians: tenor saxophonist Mikey Butcher (Fat-Suit), pianist Alan Benzie (Alan Benzie Trio), drummer Mark Scobbie (Manran) and guitarist Ben MacDonald (Elusive Tree). With support from local jazz ensemble Hamlet, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £11, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Friday, May 19: Swans’ infamous and mighty live performance has been described by the Guardian as ‘a magnificent achievement’, ‘a revelation’ by The Quietus and by NME as ‘colossal’, and this event promises to show it at its most intense, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8pm. Tickets £25.85, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

May 20: Kintore Summer Festival in the Kintore Primary School playing fields. A day of fun for all the family.

May 20: Professor Brian Cox, AECC

Saturday, May 20: The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester, UK the hometown of The Smiths. The band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and The Smiths Ltd now play at venues and festivals all over the UK. If you never saw The Smiths then this is your chance to experience the thrill of those great songs played live. If you were lucky enough to see them first time around then prepare to relive that excitement again, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £13.20, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Monday, May 22: Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The Remembering Fred Tour with Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz and Janette will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment supported by special appearances from various celebrity guests, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £38.50 – 23 | Premium seats £58.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Monday, May 22: Belako is Josu Ximun Billelabeitia, Lore Nekane Billelabeitia, Lander Zalakain and Cristina Lizarraga. Their take on old-school punk and rock has turned them into an overnight success in Spain, where they have played all major festivals over the past 3 years.  See them perform with support from The Harmonica Movement and Sweet White, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £7.70, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Wednesday, May 24: Come along and see an evening showcase of new work by local playwrights, on the theme of ‘revolution’. For this Scratch Night we are teaming up with some of the talented new musicians currently part of Project Band who will be playing short acoustic sets along with guest artist Katie Mackie, in The Lemon Tree Studio, West North Street, Aberdeen, at 7.30pm. Tickets £5.50, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Thursday, May 25 – 27: Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate and Scottish Opera’s ‘Play a Supporting Role’ appeal, the team behind 2014’s hit Don Pasquale returns with a new production of Puccini’s classic, La Bohème. Director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe set the romance amidst the jumble of Paris’s famous flea markets. Inspired by the Jazz Age of Josephine Baker, this production will be full of their trademark colour, character and style, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.15pm. Tickets £56.50 - £19.50| Under 26s £10| subscriptions available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Thursday, May 25: Pronto Mama are a past post-modern bug-eyed beatnik group from Glasgow who are just as confused as anyone else. They are soulful. They believe irreverent wordplay, clean musicianship and a dirty dedication to song-writing is how you do it, in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £8.80, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

May 26-28: May Festival, University of Aberdeen

Friday, May 26: Scottish Opera: La Boheme Unwrapped is a free hour-long taster that gives you the chance to see what the show on the stage is all about. Presented from the set of each production, our Unwrapped events involve singers, backstage crew and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera. You'll hear highlights from the music and be introduced to the principal characters from the opera, the plot and some key scenes. You'll also find out more about the props, costumes, lighting and direction, as well as some of the theatrical secrets behind the production, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 6pm. Tickets are free but must be booked from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Friday, May 26: Mànran are one of the best-known and best-loved Scottish bands on the scene today. Catch their characteristic sound and distinctive approach to musical arrangement in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £14.30, from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Saturday, May 27: Do you want to know more about the opera you are going to see? This free half hour Pre-show talk for Scottish Opera: La Boheme delves deeper in to the Opera, enhancing your enjoyment of the full production and extending your knowledge of the piece, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 6pm. Tickets are free but must be booked from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Saturday, May 27: Hampshire and Country music may not be obvious bed fellows but 20-year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas have had Country music in their blood ever since they were introduced to the sounds of Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss by a Canadian cousin in their early teens. See them perform in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 8pm. Tickets £18.70 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

Monday, May 29 – Saturday, June 3: The habits have hit the road again! The Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy Sister Act returns to the UK with a brand new production starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard). Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, this is the feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash hit movie, in His Majesty’s Theatre at 7.30pm with 2pm Thursday and 2.30pm matinees. Tickets £48.50 - £19.50, Premium Seats £57.50 - £47.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122

Wednesday, May 31: A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier has had an extraordinary life. A teenage runaway who found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, struggled with drug addiction and became a chef/owner of three restaurants in Boston before selling them in 2001 to become a full time songwriter. She has subsequently received countless accolades for her six studio albums. Catch her performance in The Lemon Tree Lounge, West North Street, Aberdeen, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or tel 01224 641122.

June 2017



June 3: Enjoy Music Festival, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

July 2017



July 12: Blink 182, AECC

July 21: Olly Murs, AECC

July 28 - August 8: Aberdeen International Youth Festival www.aiyf.org

August 2017



July 28 - August 8: Aberdeen International Youth Festival www.aiyf.org

August 26 - September 25: TechFest, Aberdeen

September 2017



August 26 - September 25: TechFest, Aberdeen

September 5-8: SPE Offshore Europe, AECC - Europe’s leading oil event.

September 9-17: North East Open Studios (NEOS), Art Festival.

September 23: The Prime Four Beast Race - Banchory Venue: Knockburn Loch, Strachan, By Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 6LL Time: For times, please see website www.beastrace.co.uk Details: BEAST yourself on an epic 10k obstacle course race over tough Scottish terrain. Run, climb, slide, wade & crawl round 25 mega obstacles; giant water slides; icy loch water; thick mud & swamp crossings. It’s the ultimate team, or solo, challenge. Test your stamina at Scotland’s ‘beastliest’ obstacle race. It all starts on the banks of Knockburn Loch, within the picturesque Scottish landscape near Banchory, in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Don’t be fooled by the pretty heather and Scots pine setting - this Beast has a sting in its tail! As well as having a brilliant time taming the Beast you can choose to support our charity partner, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland: a vital charity that improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness. Free pledge places available – please see http://www.beastrace.co.uk/charity.html. Organiser: Firetrail Events Ltd. Website: www.beastrace.co.uk Public telephone: 0330 321 1145

October 2017



October 14: Emeli Sande, AECC. The Aberdeenshire singer returns to Aberdeen for a home gig.

October 17/19: John Bishop, AECC

October 28: Illuminator Run Venue: Glen Tanar estate. Event base: Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5JN
Time: PLease see website for times. 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. 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 600m. At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits … well deserved after tackling 15 miles of trails and tracks through the dark Scottish forest! Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website www.illuminatorrun.co.uk. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams. Organiser: Firetrail Events Ltd. Website: www.illuminatorrun.co.uk Public telephone: 0330 321 1148

November 2017



December 2017



Grateful thanks to Aberdeen Performing Arts for supplying events information for His Majesty's Theatre, Music Hall and Lemon Tree.

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