The north-east will host a series of cultural celebrations this summer as part of the Glasgow 2014 cultural programme.
The Commonwealth Ceilidh will visit Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm.
The free evening of dancing to Tom Orr and his band is being organised by the Aberdeen branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society.
Theatre company Visual Fictions will visit Aden Country Park in Mintlaw from Sunday, June 29, to Tuesday, July 1, to perform The Spokesperson, a tale of two friends whose cycling adventure takes an unexpected turn. The audience will be provided with bikes and helmets to follow performers on a trip around the park.
Visitors to Union Terrace Gardens on Saturday, July 5, will be treated to an outdoor screening of the classic movie Dirty Dancing. The audience will be taught dance moves beforehand, and everyone is encouraged to dress up and take part.
On the same weekend, Citymoves will be providing maps for a Dance Hunt around the city.
Young dancers from the north-east will be performing a new piece inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at HM Theatre on Saturday, July 20. Free tickets are available from Aberdeen Performing Arts for shows at 5pm and 7pm.
Two exhibitions will also feature as part of the Generation visual arts programme.
Internationally renowned artist Anthony Schrag’s Playtime/Peacetime will be at Aberdeen Art Gallery from Friday, July 19, to Saturday, August 16.
Duff House in Banff will hold an exhibition by artist Katy Dove, inspired by the building’s history as a sanatorium. It will take place from Saturday, July 26 to Saturday August 23.
More than 1000 events are taking place across the country as part of the cultural programme.