There is light at the end of the (winter) tunnel! The days get longer and every sunny day makes our heart jump. March awaits with the first lunch outside in the park and pretty blossoms everywhere; it’s the perfect time to shake off your winter tiredness and explore what Copenhagen has to offer. Concerts, dinners, exhibitions, festivals; there is a lot happening this month!
Here are the best things to do in Copenhagen this month:
Friday 1st March – Sunday 3rd March
Drink all the coffee you can, served by the best roasteries and baristas of Denmark. Meet other enthusiasts and watch competitions. In the evenings there will be drinks and the chance to mingle. The festival takes place at Marketenderiet and an adult one day ticket costs 50 DKK.
Friday 1st March
Eamon O’Kane’s The Ideal Collection at Gallery Christoffer Egelund
Gallery Christoffer Egelund invites you to the opening of Irish artist Eamon O’Kane’s exhibition “The Ideal Collection.” See iconic architecture by Mies Van De Rohe, Lina Bo Bardi or Frank LloydWright and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art from his perspective. The artist will be present during the opening reception. Entry is free – as is the wine – for the opening and; the exhibition runs until March 30th. From 4 – 7 pm.
Talent Garden birthday party – Tech & Tonic: Ten Wonders
Innovation platform and coworking network Talent Garden celebrates the fourth
birthday of its Copenhagen workspace with plenty of birthday cake and Gin & Tonic. Get to know
the faces behind the community and learn how a house from 1888 was turned into a hub for what’s new from 4 – 10 pm.
Koldhøne is a joint supper club pop-up hosted by four friends. Be part of the first edition and indulge in Mexican recipes learned from old ladies, cocktails, wine, cider, and whatever else your hosts will come up with. The full menu is 395 DKK and includes a themed aperitif and a sweet wine after dinner.
Sunday 3rd March
Cozy Sunday Meal with Morten Wulff aka Cykelkokken
Every first Sunday of the month, Bite Me hosts an intimate food experience at Villa Kultur in
Østerbro. Striving for the feeling of the Sunday meal at “home,” they give new chefs a playground to interpret this concept. The March edition takes advantage of Lumpfish Roe Season; Cykelkokken Morten will create a menu that will lead some down the memory lane and opens up a completely new world to others. Doors open at 5 pm and dinner is served at 6 pm.
Feed your brain with three great documentaries (and your body with free popcorn) on
Documentaries Day at Studenterhuset. The Century of the Self focuses on psychoanalysts Sigmund and Anna Freud’s work; Fast Food Nation explores the local and global influence of the US fast food industry; Before the Flood, coproduced by Leonardo DiCaprio, explores what can be done in response to climate change. Admission is free and the first documentary is shown at 5 pm.
Join when for some good old fashioned hitting a cat in a barrel (not really!) in the sculpture garden. Statens Museum for Kunst celebrates fastelavn with a special kids program. The event is in Danish and is free for everyone with a valid admission ticket for the museum. From 11 am – 2 pm.
Find out more about Fastelavns traditions here.
Tuesday 5th March
Watch Joaquin Phoenix fall in love with artificial intelligence Samantha (spoken by Scarlett
Johansson) in Oscar-winning movie “Her”. After the screening, experts will lead you through a
discussion about artificial intelligence but don’t worry, after all the brain food there will be the possibility to relax at the bar as well. The movie will be screened in English with Danish subtitles and the talks will be in Danish. It starts at 7.30 pm.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art dedicates an evening to Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Who was the woman behind Pippi, Emil, and so many characters we grew up with? Director Pernille Fischer Christensen and author Jens Andersen present a portrait of Astrid Lindgren. The event begins at 7.30 pm and is free for museum visitors.
Wednesday 6th March
Every Wednesday, Huset throws a vegetarian community dinner. The food is delivered by Husets
Street Food Kitchen and is 60-90 % ecological. The doors open at 5 pm and dinner is served
between 5.30 – 7 pm. No tickets needed, payment is made at the door. The dinner costs 50 DKK.
24-year old Maggie Rogers creates her own pop universe with influences from dance, folk, R&B
and neo-soul. The New Yorker calls her “an artist of her time” but make up your own mind. She
sings at Store Vega at 8 pm, doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are 225 DKK.
Thursday 7th March
Experience the newly-opened exhibition Perfect Poses? and explore how the body has been
depicted in art across time, gender and culture in a guided tour and talks. Along with beer and food you can also enjoy vogue sessions as Swedish musician Mariam the Believer rounds off the evening. The event runs from 5 – 10 pm and tickets cost 115 DKK for adults. The guided tours and talks will be in Danish.
Concept series Lutter Øre at Peryton wine bar and gallery offers a glimpse into Copenhagen’s experimental music scene. Focusing on free improvisation, sound art, and contemporary compositional music, two artists rock the stage in an intimate setting every Thursday. Dive into the acoustic worlds of Køs and Ericson/Klapper/Fite with a glass of bubbles, natural wine, or beer in hand. The concerts start at 8 pm and 9 pm, entry is 70 DKK for both concerts.
Friday 8th March
Celebrate International Women’s Day at Folkets Hus, where there will be talks, poetry readings, workshops, and other activities focused on feminism. Folkets Hus has clarified this year that they will maintain a safe space for women, trans, and non-binary people, as well as centre the experiences of people of color, who are so often marginalized in these conversations in Denmark.
Take to the streets to express your frustration, outrage, joy…whatever you’re feeling (including a bizarre mix of all those things). This march unites many women’s organisations in Denmark, including Women’s March Copenhagen, Københavns Unge Feminister, Amnesty International Danmark, and many more. Bring your friends, your daughters, your sons, and your grandmothers. The march begins at 4:30 pm, starting at Vor Frue Plads and ending at Blågårds Plads. There will be opening and closing speeches. For a complete list of International Women’s Day events in Copenhagen, click here.
Research and Design Lab Space10 explores better and more sustainable ways of living. After
having renovated the office in the meatpacking district they invite to the opening of two new
spaces: In partnership with Depanneur, the Test Kitchen is a culinary space made for exploring
imaginative and sustainable food and beverages in the city. The Gallery is dedicated to
showcasing projects, generating dialogue and exchanging ideas within the fields of architecture, design, and technology. Take the chance to preview the first exhibition in the gallery, a miniature neighborhood powered by solar energy, and to taste what’s been cooking in the Test Kitchen from 5 – 9 pm.
Monday 11th March
Max Ophuls’ award-winning classic La Ronde is screened at Cinemateket. The film portrays ten amorous encounters in Vienna in 1900 across the social spectrum. Each scene involves a character from the previous one, resulting in a circular story. To wrap up the evening, the Institute Francais offers a glass of wine to attendees. The film is screened with Swedish subtitles and starts at 5 pm. If you miss this one, no worries: there will be an additional screening on 19th April.
Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th March
Student-driven initiative oikos Copenhagen hosts the annual Green Week at Copenhagen
Business School. Learn about topics such as urban farming, sustainable labels,
and the relationship between fast fashion and sustainability in talks, workshops, and company
presentations. All events are free.
Tuesday 12th March
In the series “MAN-HATTAN,” Husets Biograf shows films that deal with expressions of masculinity in bustling and diverse New York City. Before the screening, the evening starts with a short introduction explaining the historical context of the film. Join and watch ground-breaking 1969 classic Midnight Cowboy, the first movie with LGBTQ characters to win the Oscar in the Best Picture category. Café and ticket counter open 6:30 pm and tickets cost 50 DKK (cash or mobile pay). Introduction and movie start at 7:30 pm.
Thursday 14th March
As part of The Innovation Leadership Network, artist and curator River Lin holds a lecture and
workshop at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. With body as the main medium, his work includes
choreography, live installations, and one-on-one performance. Cross-disciplinary platform The
Innovation Leadership Network aims at enabling artists to become leaders in order to challenge
and rethink the status quo. The event takes place at Charlottenborg Art Cinema from 4 – 6 pm and admission is free.
Friday 15th – Saturday 16th March
The Annual Copenhagen Film Festival aims at promoting and supporting independent filmmaking.
Over two days there will be screenings as well as awards at Husets Biograf. The festival is free of charge and starts on Friday at 5 pm.
Friday 15th March
As part of the Global Climate Strike For Future, there will be a strike to raise awareness for climate change on Thorvaldsens Plads from 10 am – 1 pm. Join the global movement!
Neighborhood wine store and hangout Rødder & Vin turns five and celebrates with an evening of good bottles, food, music, and people dancing on the street. Come party!
The local-favourite interior store SIRIN is taking a new step forward to become a gallery. The opening reception this Friday will showcase a group of 5 artists and designers, each from varying nationalities and backgrounds who blur the boundaries between art and design. Sure to be fun!
Copenhagen’s largest annual cultural event, Kulturnatten, launches a new concept: The Little Culture Night. It’s all about the kids! There will be many wonderful experiences for children in venues across Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.
Saturday 16th March
VinoKilo is throwing a Vintage Kilo Sale in Nørrebrohallen. That means you pay by the kilo! Join the treasure hunt and enjoy some food and wine on the side lines. Tickets can be purchased at the door. From 11 am – 6 pm.
Sauna and music sounds like a match made in heaven. Sauna Event is back and is offering a
wellness treat under the open spring sky. Bye bye winter! From 4.30 – 11 pm.
Sunday 17th March
This hard-hitting drama could be described as an anthropological study of life in a Danish prison. The film portrays Rune, who has been sentenced to prison for violence and is confronted with the challenge of navigating through prison culture with its particular notions of honor and politics. Screening will be at 2:15 pm in Danish with English subtitles.
Monday 18th March
New Zealander Kimbra’s feminist electro-pop combines candy sweet pop rhythms with missives on topics like settling down. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets are 195 DKK.
Tuesday 19th – Wednesday 20th March
From 8:00 am – 7:00 pm on both days, go find some great deals at the By Malene Birger stock sale. This high-end Danish womenswear brand makes everything from professional wear to party dresses, and their basics to their more fashion-forward pieces are all top quality. The discounts will be very good!
Wednesday 20th – Sunday 31st March
From 20th – 31st March, the 16th edition of the annual international documentary film festival CPH:DOX brings more than 200 documentaries from all over the world to Copenhagen. Off-screen, you will be able to meet directors, attend concerts, workshops, and more. The full program will be available from 1st March on the festival’s website.
Thursday 21st March
Dessertbar Winterspring and creative space NP27’s March edition of the monthly series
Winterspring Stories invites to an evening with author, food critic, and journalist Martin Kongstad. While you digest his thoughts, you are treated to a four-course menu consisting of two vegetarian courses and two desserts. Tickets are 550 DKK and the event runs from 6 – 9:30 pm.
Friday 22nd March
Sri Lankan pop-up restaurant Hoppers by Kandy Spices has teamed up with Solfinn from Rødder
& Vin. Broaden your culinary horizons or revisit a beloved cususine with a menu inspired by Sri Lankan dishes and spices at the boutique in Nørrebro. The menu is 150 DKK and dinner is
served from 6 pm onwards. Tickets can be bought via the Facebook event.
Monday 25th March
You might recognize Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall’s music from the movie Three
Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, but even if not, his folksy, timeless sound will win you over. Let him take you on an imaginary journey to the Canadian highlands. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets are 295 DKK.
Tuesday 26th March
As part of the documentary film festival CPH:DOX, Renato Martins’s Favela Frontlines explores the bloody drug conflict in Rio de Janeiro. The film is screened with English subtitles at 12:15 pm.
Thursday 28th March
FuckUp Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Join for the Copenhagen edition and learn from strangers’ fuck ups. From 5 – 8 pm. Tickets are 49 DKK and include two beers or one long drink.
Friday 29th March
Montréal-inspired kiosk Depanneur is hosting its $1 Oyster Club again. Celebrate spring with fresh oysters and natural wine. Pro-tip: The terrace is blessed with some extra minutes of golden hour light. From 4 – 8 pm.
Saturday 30th March
Lærke Andersen/A.A. Spectrum/Tobias Birk Nielsen Stock Sale
Calling all cool kids who wanna save money (yes, you!): extremely rad Danish brands Lærke Andersen, A.A. Spectrum, and Tobias Birk Nielsen are having a stock sale from 11 am – 5 pm where you can find archive pieces, one-off samples, and more. Everything will be 50 – 90% discounted. The sale takes place at Krystalgade 7. Go forth and shop!
Ongoing in March
My Beautiful People Exhibit at Steel House
Celebrate the beauty of black women with this fantastic exhibition by Afro-streetstyle photographer My Beautiful People. The photos are full of joy and they’ll be on show for the entire month of March. Steel House is a hostel in Vesterbro and entrance to the exhibition is free.
Every Friday from 4 – 6 pm, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with your blini purchase. MULGEO is a blini bar having a long-term pop-up at Torvehallerne. Their fluffy blinis are topped with seasonal, local ingredients; a perfect bite! You can buy the blinis individually for a snack, or three for a meal. On Mondays from 2 – 5, they’re sharing information about oysters, including tasters!
Eamon O’Kane’s The Ideal Collection at Gallery Christoffer Egelund
Gallery Christoffer Egelund shows Irish artist Eamon O’Kane’s exhibition “The Ideal Collection” from 1st – 30th March. See iconic architecture by Mies Van De Rohe, Lina Bo Bardi or Frank Lloyd Wright and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art from his perspective. Entry is free.
Try out some of Rødder & Vin’s delights in their pop-up bar on Ravnsborggade throughout March from Wednesday to Friday, 5 – 11 pm. Wine by the glass is available from 60 DKK.
In “Perfect Poses?” the collections of Copenhagen’s Glyptoteket and the Museu Calouste
Gulbenkian in Lisbon are brought together to present the French sculpture from a new angle,
working from the poses of the sculptures. Admire works by such great artists as Rodin or Dalou
while live activities focus on bodily ideals and the body as a means of expression. The special exhibition runs from 1st March – 16th June.
Louisiana presents a thematic display which focuses on the artistic movements and the artists
that shaped the beginning and the early history of the collection. After its opening in 1958, the museum mainly exhibited pieces from founder Knud W. Jensen’s private collection and later became an international art museum featuring European and American art from the post-war years, Constructivism, and Pop Art. The exhibition runs until 31st March.
Bauhaus – It’s All Design at Designmuseum Danmark
Designmuseum Danmark takes part in the international celebration of 100 years of Bauhaus with the research-based exhibition “Bauhaus – #itsalldesign.” Developed by Vitra Designmuseum and
Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, the exhibition explores all aspects of this design school’s activities and how contemporary design passes and builds on the heritage of Bauhaus. From 14th March – 1st December.
In collaboration with CPH:DOX, Kunsthal Charlottenborg puts Europe and the EU on the agenda
with a group exhibition that explores stories and themes central to the upcoming EU elections.
Artists include Wolfgang Tillmans, Sara Jordenö, Olafur Eliasson and Monica Bonvicini and the
exhibition is accompanied by film screenings, discussions and talks. From 21st March – 11th
The Blues Woman is back, thank goodness! Try Chef Amanda Yee’s delicious, hearty take on American Southern flavors; there’s a prixe fixe menu – traditional or vegan – for 450 DKK, and a brunch menu for 250 DKK. This pop-up will be located at Sorte Firkant in Nørrebro, and will host dinners every Saturday starting on 16th February. It’ll fill up fast, so book now!
Sonja Ferlov Mancoba at Statens Museum for Kunst
SMK is presenting the largest exhibition ever staged of the sculptures, paintings, collage and
drawings created by Danish-French artist Sonja Ferlov Mancoba. Inter-human connectedness and
a global outlook are core themes in her art as well as her life. The exhibition runs from 9th
February until 5th May.
Based on her novel Vinterbørn (Winter’s Child) from 1976, Danish artist Dea Trier Mørch created a series of linocut illustrations of everyday scenes. Trier Mørch puts emphasis on the beginning of life – a far less widespread theme in the visual arts than death – and only attracted greater artistic attention in the advent of feminism in the 70s. The exhibition runs from 17th January until 28th April.
On 2nd February, 40 contemporary Danish artists take over GL Strand. With works ranging from
large-scale, expressive paintings over sensuous video installations to human bodies in bronze and clay, the exhibition gives a broad and up-to-date impression of Danish contemporary art. For the first time, the artists’ association Grønningen is exhibited at Kunstforeningen GL Strand and for this occasion occupies all three floors. The exhibition runs until 7th April.
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