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?

 

16 March: Churchill in Brorsons Church

Posted 14 March 2012 by Leh
Brorsons Kirke, Rantzausgade 49, Nørrebro Show map
no entrance fee

20:00 – 23:59 // no entrance fee

Churchill - definitely top 3 of my favorite events of the year.

Basically you lie on the floor on madrases in an old school church (!!!) while listening to soothing electro and watching the vj team Obscura’s visuals in the church ceiling. This truly is a devine experience that you do not want to miss!

Check out pictures from last year event.

If you are not convinced yet, I can tell you that there will be served hot cocoa and freshly baked roles. How about now? convinced?

 

16 March: The Woken Trees & Shiny Darkly

Posted 10 March 2012 by Lene
Rådhusstrædet 13, 1466 København K Show map
fee of 30-40 kr

21:00 – 00:30 // 40 kr (30 kr for students)

Get your Ass to Mars presents: ‘The Woken Trees’ and ‘Shiny Darkly’.

It’s innovative post punk music in the chilled surroundings of Musikcaféen, Huset i Magstræde.

The two bands are upcoming rock/pop bands, supported by The Wands and accompanied by special guest: Strangers on a train.

Shiny Darkly have recently been signed by Crunchy Frog and will have their EP out in May meanwhile Woken Trees’ EP is already out there.

I wan’t say much more, check out Facebook (in danish though) and go see yourself.

One last thing I will mention is that the visuals are taken care of by a guy named Asger. Asgerlamper. To me this means the concert will have ultimate conditions when it comes to persuading people into letting themselves get carried away. And we like that, don’t we?

 

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)

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.

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