10 March: Fleamarket, folk kitchen, bar and dj

Posted 10 March 2012 by Leh
KPH, Enghavevej 82, Vesterbro Show map
no entrance fee

16:00 – 22:00 // no entrance fee

This springday has a somewhat grey and wet atmosphere that makes us want to cuddle up indoors, as if it was the first day of fall. Of course no one likes to play fall after winter – we would rather play summer. And what’s more summery than a fleemarket with music, folk dining and affordable bar – all indoors?

Bring cash, go for a treasure hunt or merely hang out and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere. KPH has, in the past, hosted cool and cultural events, so I don’t think you’ll regret stopping by this one.

See event on facebook


2-3 March: Graffiti Exhibition by Kasper F. Nielsen

Posted 23 February 2012 by Plyck
Galleri VESS, Oehlenschlægersgade 36, 1663 København V. Show map
Free entrance

Free entrance // Friday 16-19  Saturday 13-17

Okay, I admit it: I’ve never really been a fan of graffiti. There’s just so much bad graffiti/tagging out there, so I never really gave this art form a fair chance. But, that stops now as I’ve stumbled upon Kasper F. Nielsen and his surrealistic photorealistic street art.

Kasper F. Nielsen has a fondness for Nørreport station, and some of the pieces in this exhibition are stencils on scraps from the renovation of this old train station. Kasper is inspired by thinkers such as Jean Baudrillard and Erving Goffman, and my favorite pieces are his graffitied S-train doors.

This vernissage won’t just be a display of well-executed and relevant street art, it will be an entire evening with street culture as DJ Poonyaporn Boontumma Breaks delivers the music. Don Fisso, an underground street clothing brand, will be displaying the latest collection characterized by the break dance movement and culture.

Depending on what you’re up for, you can also see the exhibition the day after, on Saturday. This will be a more classic have-a-glass-of-wine-while-you-walk-around-the-exhibition-listening-to-some-quiet-background-music event. No matter what you choose, go see this exhibition – Even if you’re not a breakdancing hand signs-throwing homeboy.

If you’re busy on the 2th or 3th, the exhibition will be at VESS until the 7th of March.

See the event on Facebook (in Danish, though)

24-26 February: Carlsberg and architecture

Posted 19 February 2012 by Leh
Carlsberg Breweries, the Elephant Gate. Ny Carlsbergvej 100, Vesterbro. Show map
no entrance fee

17:00 – 20:00 // no entrance fee

As some of you already know, the old Carlsberg brewery has gone through some changes these last years and there are still plenty to come.

Carlsberg has a special place in my Copenhagen heart. I grew up near the brewery and still remember the odd smell dominating Frederiksberg when Carlsberg was brewing. I’ve been distorted with Distortion at Carlsberg. I’ve trained at the parcour facilities at Carlsberg. Been at concerts, exhibitions, dance performances, playing with ropes etc.

This weekend Carlsberg invites us all to see what is next to come. Five architect studios are in the final round to realize their visions for the Carlsberg Brand Center. The picture shown here is the proposal done by “Effekt” which is exhibited along with the other four.

As an architect student and a local citizen I’m very exited to see what they’ve come up with. But. I’m not in any doubt that it will be equally as exciting for those where the name Carlsberg merely is a beer. The Carlsberg brewery is beautiful and if you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting, this would definitely be a recommendable time to do so.

Friday is the big vernissage 17:00 – 20:00. See the five big visions for the “Carlsberg brand center” – bar and dj.

Saturday the visions are presented by the architects. 11:00 – 16:00.

Sunday you can get guided tours and see the exhibition. 11:00 – 16:00.

Read more at visit Carlsberg

14 February: Be my valentine, bitch!

Posted 10 February 2012 by Leh
VESS Showroom, Oehlenschlægersgade 36, Vesterbro Show map
no entrance fee

17:00 – 20:00 // No entrance fee

“Valentines romance antidote for everyone”

This is my recommendation of, what you can do on Valentines day. Go to the “Tak for lort, bitch” (thanks for all your shit, bitch) exhibition at VESS showroom.

The exhibition is a dedication to two of the artist’s great ex’s who did not say “Tak for lort, kælling!” after they split up.

If you are not as intrigued as I am, show up for the free cocktails from the local cocktail pusher Boutique Lize and cold beers.

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/

14 January: Winter Wonderland

Posted 10 January 2012 by Smunk
Enghave Plads Vesterbro Show map
no entrance fee

12:00 – 22:00 // no entrance fee

For most people, January is the month where we all live on pasta and ketchup and trying to find as many free events as possible.

So here is a few of the events that Copenhagen offers you in the “no-money-month”

Until now, there has been no sign of snow in Denmark – luckily the new internet shop The Bonk will grand us some. Six tons of snow will be scattered all over Enghave Plads and a ski and snowboard competition will take place with the possibility of winning FREE STUFF!

And after the competition there will of course be an after-ski party.

See you all at Enghave Plads!

See event on facebook

And if that wasn’t enough snow for you, keep reading!

Every Friday night Toftegårds Plads in Valby invites you to “Disco On Ice” at the skate rink.

DJ Janus and DJ Walker will crank up the music and will be supported by a spectacular laser show. So brush of your old skates and we will see you Friday night!



25 November: Bitchslap magazine presents the “Hallelujah it’s a bitchslap party” party

Posted 22 November 2011 by Leh
KPH Volume, Enghavevej 80, Vesterbro Show map
no entrance fee

21:00 – 05:00 // no entrance fee

Bitchslap magazine – one of the coolest independant magazines in the DK. If you don’t know it yet, I suggest you find a free copy in one of the hotspots they’re distributed to. Or even better – snatch a copy at the Bitchslap#14 release party.

Bitchslap, to me, is subculture, street, art, fashion, design, photography, music and coolness. Check it out. 

At the party, there’ll be dj’s, a (supposedly) legendary dance competition, 20,- bar and free Tuborg Gold from 21:00 – 22:00.

See event on facebook.

18 November: S-magazine release party

Posted 18 November 2011 by Leh
VESS (Vesterbro Showroom), Oehlenschægersgade 36, Vesterbro Show map
no entrance fee

19:00 – 23:00 // no entrance fee

S-magazine is a Danish independent arty, erotica, fashion, coffee table magazine and probably one of my favourites.

The release of their Issue #13 will be celebrated with visuals, selected exhibited work from the issue, dj and live music provided by the band YouKillingMe and off course free beers and drinks.

Press release


13-26 November: Make Your Move-choreography workshop

Posted 12 November 2011 by Lene
Pasteursvej 14-24, 1799 København V Show map
free entrance

10:00 – 13:00 // no entrance fee

It’s time to get out of your comfort zone!

The cross-cultural event Make Your Move is now running in Copenhagen and everyone is welcome to join.

In short Make Your Move is a competition in dance-choreography and stage art for 15-25 year-olds in Morocco and Denmark.

Professional choreographers give free master classes and at each workshop 2 talents are found. When all 5 workshops in Copenhagen have taken place, the 10 selected talents get a few weeks to make their choreography for the Make Your Move Award Show at Dansescenen, Copenhagen December 11th. Check out facebook for more information.

I have participated in one of the workshops already and I am very excited about the concept! Yes, it is scary to show the other participants what you have come up with in the short amount of time given at the workshop, but it is such a great feeling when you just let yourself go and start interpreting the music your own way.

So, if you are curious and feel like you have some kind of idea or inspiration in your head, please just show up and do it for the thrill of turning your imagination into movements. When you have come up with your interpretation of the song, you and the other participants will be split up in smaller groups and you start showing each other your work. Then you will get the chance to suggest a way of putting participants’ pieces together due to your idea of the mood, room and so on and this is the actual choreography work taking place. I felt so inspired when I left the workshop and I hope you will feel the same way. It is simply too cool to dare do something like this!


21 October: “Give me the manner og a wild beast” Vernissage at VESS

Posted 19 October 2011 by Leh
VESS - Vesterbro Showroom, oehlenschlægersgade 36, Vesterbro Show map
no entrance fee

16:00 – 23:00 // No entrance fee

Strong Arms is the artist behind the solo exhibition at the Art Rebels founded VESS – Vesterbro Showroom.

The vernissage is on friday – so before your friday bar, stop by for some chilled beers and music while enjoying art.

In the art department, you can expect detailed illustrations with inspiration primarily found in the animal kingdom – and who knows? you might end up bringing home some decoration for the walls; there will also be affordable posters as an alternative to the original pieces.

For details, see facebook


5 November: Copenhagen Street Festival

Posted 11 October 2011 by Leh
Carlsberg Ny Tap, Pasteursvej 46, Vesterbro Show map
no entrance fee

10:00 – 18:00 // no entrance fee

If you are into street culture, this festival is definitely worth a visit.

It doesn’t matter if you are into street art, street sports, street music – you name it, it’ll be there.

So polish your sneaks and get ready for break-battles, freestyle cycling, live graffiti, capoeira, parcour and so on and so on.

For program see facebook event.

If you are not ready to go home afterwards, the bar Flisen is hosting the afterparty .