TOP 10

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - LET’S PARTY -

Our guide to the top 10 things to do this week­end

1 ABERDEEN TORCHER PA­RADE An­nual Stu­dent Char­i­ties’ torch-lit pa­rade fea­tur­ing over 50 floats. The route goes from Marischal Col­lege, School­hill, Skene Street, Queen’s Cross, Al­byn Place, Union Street and King Street. From 7.30pm Satur­day 2 HEAVY HORSE OPEN DAY Strathorn Farm, near Old Rayne, groom­ing and plait­ing demon­stra­tions, shoe­ing, pony rides, ob­sta­cle and car­riage driv­ing and dis­play by Strathorn Cly­des­dales drill team. From 10am to 4pm Sun­day. 3 IN­TER­NA­TIONAL MAR­KET Fea­tur­ing over 25 traders from France, Bel­gium, Italy, Spain, Hol­land and Poland many in tra­di­tional cos­tume, with a wide

range of goods on of­fer. The

Square, In­verurie, 9am to 5.30pm Satur­day and Sun­day. 4

SPRING ROUND-UP Fun for all ages, axe and knife throw­ing, horse­shoe pitch­ing, buf­falo hunt (archery), tar­get shoot­ing, gun­fights. Tran­quil­ity Wild West Town, Drum­blair, Forgue, Huntly, 1.30pm Sun­day.

5 BREAK­NECK COM­EDY SATUR­DAY NIGHT SPE­CIAL

Fea­tur­ing for­mer SMTV pre­sen­ter with Ant and Dec, turned ace co­me­dian, Des Clarke, The Wee Man, Graham Mackie, Gus Lym­burn and open mic sec­tion. The Blue Lamp, Gal­low­gate, Aberdeen, 8pm Satur­day. 6 THE SPIRIT OF SPEY­SIDE WHISKY FES­TI­VAL Var­i­ous Spey­side venues, five days of whisky, food, mu­sic and fun, for de­tails visit www.spir­itof­spey­side.com. Whisky train spe­cials op­er­at­ing Fri­day to Mon­day From to­day un­til Mon­day. 7

MINI BIRL Sto­ry­telling, po­etry and mu­sic for all ages. Ban­chory Li­brary and Mu­seum, 11am to noon Satur­day. 8 THE WIL­LOWS AN­I­MAL SANC­TU­ARY Near New Pit­sligo. Open Satur­days and Sun­days from 11am

to 5pm, last ad­mis­sion 9 OGSTON MU­SIC PRIZE Per­for­mances from the five fi­nal­ists, Renowned opera singer and teacher, Irene Drum­mond will lead the judg­ing panel and there will be a recital by last year’s win­ner Ali­son Gorm­ley. Cow­dray Hall, School­hill, Aberdeen, 7.30pm Sun­day. 10 IN­AU­GU­RAL RUGBY SEVENS TOUR­NA­MENT Fea­tur­ing 18 schools and clubs com­pet­ing, also beer tent, bar­be­cue, stalls, bouncy cas­tle, grand raf­fle and auc­tion. Lathal­lan School, John­shaven, 10.30am to 4pm Satur­day.

GOOD TIMES: The Torcher Pa­rade takes to the streets this Satur­day.

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