16 March: Book release

Posted 16 March 2012 by Leh
Din Nye Ven, Skt. Peders Stræde 34, city Show map
no entrance fee

16:00 – 20:00 // no entrance fee

The author of this book (look at picture to the left) called “People with both feet on the ground, hangs the trees”, is celebrating his book release with handing out Hancock beers at the cosy bar ‘Din Nye Ven’/'Your New Friend’.

Why is he handing out free beers? Because, and I quote:

“I’m nice

my friends are nice

afternoon beers are nice

Copenhagen is nice

being young is nice

giving free beers to friends is nice

going out  partying after a couple of Hancocks and good company is nice

it’s spring

Joseph Kony is a dick

I feel like it”

So why not go?

 

25 February: Underground Theatre

Posted 23 February 2012 by Sasia
"Planeten" at Huset i Magstræde, Magstræde 14, city Show map
no entrance fee

18:00 – 03:00 // no entrance fee

48 hours, 16 actors, 4 playwrights, 4 directors and 4 premieres.

The theathre concept “Det Kolde Bord #2” (The Cold Table) welcomes all of us to the premiere of 4 plays written, directed and staged within 48 hours, by a bunch of young talented cool people.

It all takes place on the stage “Planeten” at Huset i Magstræde. Although the 4 plays are all in Danish, I have to recommend it anyways because of the great experience I had the last time it took place. After the 4 plays there will be a party, both on the stage and out by the bar, which boasts cheap prices.

So if you’re not the theatre-type come anyway, have a dance, meet some funny people and have a drink, beer or soda around The Cold Table.

23 February: JAMES VISCARDI (US) and DAVID BUCKLEY (IE) @ PLEASANT

Posted 21 February 2012 by Przemek
The Academy of Fine Arts, Kongens Nytorv 1, Copenhagen Show map
free entrance

18:00 – 21:00 // free entrance

The first opening at Pleasant. Quite similar to One Day Gallery that held exhibitions in 2010 and 2011, the idea is simple: one day, vernissage plus finissage and pieces only by non-Danish artists. Everything quite intense considering the length of the exhibition but with champagne and hopefully plenty of people. And since it takes place at the Academy of Fine Arts at Kongens Nytorv, a perfect idea would be to see it before the Opening at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

 

Facebook event.

 

23 February: SPRING EXHIBITION @ KUNSTHAL CHARLOTTENBORG

Posted 21 February 2012 by Przemek
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn Show map
free entrance

19:00 – 22:00 // free entrance

KC’s Spring Exhibition (which is an open submission exhibition) opens for the fifth time with 70 artists from all round the world, chosen from among 715 applicants. Their artworks revolve mostly around body, performance and sexuality and fall into broad spectrum of genres including installation, film, new media and performance (worth mentioning would be The Humping Pact by D. Paranyushkin and D. Agullo with naked men on the opening night).

The Vernissage takes place Tursday evening at Kunsthal Charlottenborg (being a beautiful place itself) in Nyhavn and the exhibition lasts until May 6.

Facebook event.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

 

24 February: Laser beams in a church

Posted 21 February 2012 by Leh
Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Nikolaj church at Nikolaj Plads 10, city Show map
no entrance fee

19:30 – 21:30 // no entrance fee

If you’re already in the inner city of Copenhagen, I suggest you to stop by Nikolaj Church for a vj experience.

Until now, I’ve only experienced vj’s as a supplement to another performance, but now, as a part of the video art festival ‘Fokus’, the vj Max Beta will have the honor of being the sole attraction.

We saw how beautiful a vj can light up a church, when Brorsons Church held their annual electro night last spring. This is also the reason why this event got my attention – laser beams shaping changing and elusive spaces inside a church accompanied by a background soundscape just sound delicious to me.

27 February: a documentary about photographing skaters

Posted 20 February 2012 by Leh
Grand Teatret, Mikkel Bryggersgade 8, sidestreet to Strøget, city Show map
80 kr.

21:30 – ?? // 80 kr.

A “behind the scene” documentary about six european skate photographers, filmed completely on super 8 film. I’m not that much into skating, but this sounds like a big aesthetic experience. Especially if you’re both interested in photography and skating.

Read more about the movie and watch the trailer at SweetTalkCopenhagen.

Also some of the photos from the movie will be exhibited at hotel Fox (no entrance fee). Hotel Fox has some of the most amazing interieur decorations I’ve seen . If you haven’t been there yet – this is a good opportunity to both see a (I presume) great exhibition and a hotel out of the ordinary.

Book tickets at Grand Teatret.

7 February: Sunday on a tuesday

Posted 5 February 2012 by Leh
Huset, Magstræde 14, second floor Show map
no entrance fee

19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00 // no entrance fee

Huset i Magstræde (the house in Magstræde) hosts various cultural events such as independant theatre and concerts. The house is really cosy and is located in the “old” crooked part of inner city.

There’s also a small cinema in the house, that features selected cult movies and on tuesday you can experience the cinema for free, when the Danish short film Søndag / herfra hvor vi står (Sunday / from where we stand) has its premier.

I’m expecting something really Copenhagen’ish as the main character is Steen Jørgensen, an “old” beloved Danish musician and because the story takes place in a traditional courtyard in Nørrebro. The plot is love.

The short film is 30 minutes long and is shown four times from 19:00 – 22:00. Remember cash if you want something from the bar. Prepare yourself for an all Danish experience; without knowing, I’m guessing it’s without subtitles – but don’t let that scare you off, love is an universal language right?

See the cinema’s program here.

See event on facebook.

4 February: frost festival kick off party

Posted 4 February 2012 by Leh
Bremen Theatre, Nyrupsgade 39 - 41, city Show map
no entrance fee

23.00 – ?? // no entrance fee

Frost festival – a winter music festival – begins today and is celebrated with a party at Bremen Theatre.

The dj set looks cool – not that I’m an expert. But if I were to choose an alternative to the established club scene tonight, this would definitely be it!

See event on Facebook

3 February: Backyard fun

Posted 3 February 2012 by Sasia
Kronprinse​nsgade 9, in the back at Le Fix behind Cheep Monday Show map
no entrance fee

16:00 – 19:00 // No entrance fee

A great way to start your weekend could be by dropping by Kronprinsensgade 9 in the backyard and chill with the two shops Cheap Monday and  Le Fix.

The two shops invites you to pancakes, coffee and some cold beers and don’t worry about the cold, there´s heat from inflamed oil barrels. The whole event is a continuation of a semi-annual neighborhood party  which is held at Kronprinsensgade. The street has been shut down for everyday traffic so that people can drop by and sit and chill in the street, enjoy DJ’s playing music and have a little fun wth friends.

So if you feel like celebrating the start of a great weekend, drop by  the backyard at Kronprinsensgade 9 and bring your perfect after-work/weekend mood and your friends.

See event on facebook.

Copenhagen Winter Jazz Festival

Posted 1 February 2012 by Smunk

Copenhagen invites you to get winter jazzy for the next two weeks!

The annual Copenhagen Winter Jazz festival has kick-off today and runs for two full weeks, with big and small jazz concerts all over Denmark.

One of the ideas behind the Winter Jazz festival is to put focus on all the dedicated jazz places all over Denmark, and to encourage different music venues to be more jazzy..

Most of the concerts are being held at small music venues and have free entries.

So get out there – support your local music café or bar and get jazzier! It will definitely keep you warm in the winter cold!

If you want to find out more, check out the program at: http://www.jazz.dk/

1 February: Urban Outfitter

Posted 31 January 2012 by Leh
Urban Outfitter, Strøget (Østergade 42), city Show map
no entrance fee

18:00 – 20:00 // no entrance fee

Urban Outfitters fashion reception is one of the more easy access ones.

Their PR event offers live music delivered by Kasper Bjørke, goodie bags to the first arrivers, plenty of free Carlsberg beers, energizing drinks and of course a sneak peak of a fashion collection – this time by Carin Wester (not a bad choice, I might add)

I took this picture at their event last summer – a lot of people are waiting to get a goodiebag, so if you want one, prepare to stand in line.