It’s dark, cold and all-round miserable outside. But the Christmas markets open this month, so in our books that makes everything all right! Plus, you can satiate your inner nisse (elf) with J-dag, gløgg-brewin at Torvehallerne and heaps of other fun things to do like exhibitions, gigs and club nights.
Here’s what’s happening in Copenhagen this November:
Wednesday 1st November
Thursday 2nd November
Architect and photographer Christina Capetillo, whose focus is on changing landscapes and places characterized by human interference, discusses her work.
Friday 3rd November
The very evening that delicious, liquorice-infused Christmas beer hits bars and bodegas all over Denmark, accompanied by cheeky nisse (christmas elves). Don’t sleep on this special Jul tradition, it’s only around for ten weeks each year! Go and grab some Christmas cheer(s)!
Kick the weekend off right at Absalon’s club night with a candlelit meal, live music and lots of cocktails! Perfect for the more refined pardee animals.
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th November
FindersKeepers Market at Lokomotivværkstedet
See some of the best handmade design around at this beloved market, including ceramics, jewellery, furniture and more. Tickets are only 40 DKK for the day and 70 DKK for the weekend if you order pre-sale here. This year there will also be a kids design section, so you can find everything you need for the little ones, too.
Saturday 4th November
Belt out tunes from Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge. Cinemas are shadowy places, so no holding back on those top notes plz.
Sunday 5th November
The summer flea markets might be over, but thankfully the Student House is here for your bargain hunting fix. Clear a space in that closet.
Tuesday 7th November
Calling all conspiracy theorists and sci-fi geeks: this is your dream evening! Attend a lecture examining what might happen if we did get a little visit from some tiny green men. Well-known sightings and areas of paranoramal activity like Area 51 and Roswell act as a guide for the evening’s speculations, followed by a sci-fi flick.
Wednesday 8th November
Dreamy electronic duo Feel Freeze are joining up with food studio Sweet Sneak to bring you a concert of sensory and music delights.
Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th November
Super cool music festival! We’re not really sure what it’s all about but go check it out in Nørrebro.
Thursday 9th November
A talk looking at the various projects working to integrate building, urban space and nature to enrich community spaces. The lecture will be held by Rasmus Astrup, partner at urban development consultancy SLA, along with Flemming Rafn Thomsen, partner at Tredje Natur architecture firm.
ODC x Muslings Bistro Thursday Bar
ODC, in collaboration with Musling Bistro, are holding “sticks ‘n wine” Thursday bar at their Kødbyen location. Grab some BBQ cod cheek & BBQ octopus & kimchi, as well as a glass (or full magnum) of 2011 Sancerre “Akmeniné” via Rosforth & Rosforth. A gourmet-goes-casual night for the books!
Friday 10th November
Go beyond the usual G&Ts and master the art of some fancy, gin-infused cocktail recipes at this boozy workshop.
Christmas is coming early to the quaint streets of Nyhavn when the markets open up from now and throughout December. Cash in early and get your decor going for the festive season.
Sunday 12th November
Inspiring stories told against breathtaking backdrops from around the world.
Monday 13th November
Fancy yourself a bit of a comedian? Get out of your comfort zone and test the waters at this fun Improv Comedy workshop.
Tuesday 14th November
Seattle-based singer Mike Hadreas, a.k.a. Perfume Genius, plays songs from his emotion-infused pop-rock album No Shape that dropped this year.
Thursday 16th November
Everybody loves Bingo right? But no one more so than the Danes. It’s a great way to hang out with the local community and win ALL the prizes!
Led by women and open to all, the Copenhagen Salon Series is hosting their next instalment at Peryton wine bar and gallery. This event will feature talks on feminism by Emma Holten, eco-activism by Laura Storm and your gut as a second brain by Louise Whiteley. All talks are in English. Tickets are only 50 DKK and space is limited to get on it!
Credit: Libby VanderPloeg
Friday 17th November – Saturday 23rd December
Homemade glühwein, bratwurst and REINDEERS down at Højbro Plads German Christmas market. The perfect post-shopping spot to bulk up on Christmas sparkle.
Saturday 18th November
A mix of fascinating shorts, trailers and outtakes spanning 60 years of American drug-scare movies. The captivating footage demonstrates how far moviemakers went to shock-scare their audience into saying no to the doobie (spoiler: it didn’t work).
Sunday 19th November
Come and warm your cockles with Torvehallerne’s gløgg brewing afternoon. Gløggologists will be doing their best to impress passers-by. Fingers crossed for lots of free samples.
Tuesday 21th November
Movie buffs assemble! This is the night to prove your worth at Huset’s Cult Film Quiz. Come and test that obscure knowledge.
Wednesday 22nd November
An open discussion on climate and sustainability, led by Copenhagen University professors Katherine Richardson and Stanley Johnson. No scienctific knowledge is required, just bags of curiosity.
Thursday 23rd November
We’re not exactly sure how this works, but basically it’s BINGO sound-tracked by QUEEN. That’s all you need to know, really.
Friday 24th November
Save some dollah and treat yourself to all the discounts online and about town; it’s been a looooong old year!
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th November
Dance workshops – including Afro Cuban, Rumba, Rueda, Salsa, Reggaeton- as well as shows later on in the evening at Støberiet. Get your one-two, cha-cha-cha on.
Monday 27th November
English indie rockers, The Horrors, went uncharacteristically quiet for a couple of years. But now the ghoulish guys are back with new material: Something To Remember Me By, already being hailed their best album yet by the Guardian.
Wednesday 29th November
Explore the Zoological Museum after hours on a unique guided tour. Say hej to the giant Misty and hang out with the whole stuffed animal crew.
Thursday 30th November
The Copenhagen-based brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz, Sleep Party People is dreampop at its finest.
Ongoing in November
Artists have always crossed vast distances looking for something undiscovered and original, and on occasion, sometimes for just pure adventure. A selection of works from greats of the European art world between 1300 to 1800 focussing on those that went in search of their inspiration. Highlights include: Andrea Mantegna, Peter Paul Rubens, Corbelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts and Rembrandt van Rijn and much more.
Visual Danish artist Michael Kvium is setting up his circus of the absurd at Arken. The exhibition centres around the European identity and community in a time governed by xenophobia, fear and tension. Kvium takes the political and social scenes of life in contemporary Europe and places it under the big top for all of us to gawk at.
The Kunstforening GL STRAND presents the first exhibition of its kind in the Nordics, an exclusive look into Kubrick’s visionary workroom. Constructed from movie excerpts, interviews with Kubrick himself and colleagues, as well as old archive material, get a glimpse into the movie master at work.
A wonderful opportunity to experience the works of some of the greats from Ordrupgaard’s Danish and French collection, including Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Paul Gauguin, Vilhelm Hammershøi and several others.
There will also be the opportunity to view the galleries extensive collection of pastels, rarely exhibited previously. These include Degas’s ballerinas in the rehearsal room and portraits by Renoir and Manet of life in Paris.
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