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What’s On in Copenhagen: April 2021

Please note: Some of the events below are in-person. Please make sure to follow the country’s current COVID-19 guidelines (find them here), as they may change between the time this calendar is published and when an event takes place. Always maintain social distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask when possible.

Copenhagen’s COVID-19 restrictions are lifting slowly, with some running until until further notice and include a ban on indoor gatherings of more than five people and outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people. Events may be cancelled with short notice, so make sure to check the event link before attending anything.

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Spring has arrived, and so have a litany of great events in Copenhagen. The days are getting longer, the trees around the city are carrying blossoms, and Copenhageners are soaking in all the sunshine they can get.

Excitement is in the air as we are transitioning into the warmer, brighter half of the year and as the city is slowly opening up again. Enjoy the variety of online events or go out and about in the fresh air while still taking appropriate safety measures.

Here are the best Copenhagen events this month, including digital gatherings, outdoor events, and more

Thursday 1st April

Gin & Croquis at Artlightcph

Get your creative juices flowing when Artlightcph hosts a croquis session in their gallery space in Vesterbro. Space is limited to nine people so you’d better be quick. All attendees are asked to present a negative Covid-19 test unless they have been vaccinated. Tickets cost 165 DKK and include a drink. If you don’t have paper to bring, don’t worry – there will be some available for purchase on the spot. From 7:30-9:30 pm.

 

 

 

 
 

Sunday 3rd April

Harry Potter at DR Koncerthuset

Dream yourself into the magical world of Harry Potter when music from the popular films, composed by John Williams, is performed at DR Koncerthuset. Doors open at 6 pm and the concert starts at 7 pm. Tickets are available from 555 DKK.

 

 

 
 

Monday 5th April

French-Canadian evening: Il pleuvait des oiseaux (And the Birds Rained Down) at Cinemateket

Swing by Cinemateket for a taste of rural Quebec when Canada’s ambassador introduces the celebrated movie And the Birds Rained Down. Louise Archambault’s drama follows Boychuck, Charlie, and Tom, three pensioners who live an isolated life in the Abititi forest in Southwest Quebec. Based on the award-winning Jocelyne Saucier novel, the movie explores the impact of outside intrusions on the lives of the elderly protagonists along with topics including love, friendship, and euthanasia. The film will be screened with English subtitles and the introduction will be held in English as well as French. From 6:30-10 pm, tickets cost 95 DKK.

 

 

 
 
 

Literature on film at Cinemateket

Cinemateket puts the spotlight on Danish writers and the films that portray them. The literary portrait film has a long tradition in Denmark. Now Cinemateket is inviting you to dive into the world of Søren Ulrik Thomsen, Carsten Jensen, and Jytte Rex, among others.

 

 

 

 
 

Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th April

How to create a stellar business plan by Venture Cup Denmark

If you have been quietly working on your entrepreneurial endeavor then this workshop series is for you: Venture Cup has teamed up with Danish Design Center and McKinsey to share valuable insights on the art of writing a business plan. Learn how to set up a profitable business that benefits people and the planet as well as how to create a compelling strategy that sets you apart from competition. The workshops are part of the preparation program for the National Startup Competition but they are open for everyone so you are more than welcome to join. If you are considering applying for the competition, please note that the deadline is 4th May. From 12:30-2:30 pm.

 
 

Wednesday 7th April

Open discussion about social inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees by WeSolve

Join the discourse around the importance of refugees’ social inclusion in this event format by WeSolve. The digital engagement platform WeSolve brings municipalities and organizations together with their citizens in order to facilitate the internal decision-making processes. The event will take place online via the WeSolve platform so please make sure to download the app in advance if you would like to participate. From 6-7 pm.

 

 

 
 

Thursday 8th April

The Danish Tax System Webinar

If the Danish tax system is somewhat of an indecipherable code to you, then this will be useful! The Danish Tax Agency and Expat in Denmark are hosting a webinar for expats working in Denmark. Learn how to handle your tax affairs, what deductions and allowances you are entitled to and much more from 5-7 pm. Attendance is free but please register in advance.

 

 

 

 
 

Friday 9th April

Byhaven Opening Night with SULKA and N.E.Girl

Celebrate the transition into the warmer months from the comfort of your home with SULKA and N.E.Girl. Stay tuned for more information via the Facebook event. Byhaven is Pumpehuset’s outdoor venue.

 

 

 
 

Sunday 11th April

Flea Market at Frederiksberg Allé Metro Station

Breathe some fresh air into your wardrobe and browse other people’s treasures from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Entry costs 20 DKK and stalls are available for 350 DKK.

 

 

 
 

Monday 12th April

Sunset Boulevard at Husets Biograf

Directed by Billy Wilder (1950), Sunset Boulevard paints a striking picture of mid-century Hollywood in all its unforgiving, ruthless glory. Doors open at 6:30 and the screening starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost 70 DKK and can only be bought ahead of time.

 

 
 

Tuesday 13th April

Ethiopia’s conflict-charged climate by Council for International Conflict Resolution (RIKO)

The Council for International Conflict Resolution (RIKO) is hosting an (online) workshop on the consequences of climate change in Ethiopia. With the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a starting point, the Copenhagen-based think tank explores the connection between climate change and conflicts. The workshop will include short presentations from experts on topics like climate change and conflict resolution. After that, participants are encouraged to produce digital content in the form of mini-documentaries, articles, and graphics. The workshop will take place from 3-5 pm. The produced content will then be showcased at Cinemateket on 20th April between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

 

 

 
 

Friday 16th April

ARTSNIPS Painting & Drinks at Steel House

Unleash your inner artist at this social painting event by ARTSNIPS. Paint your interpretation of the featured art work or do your own thing, there are no musts. No experience is needed and ARTSNIPS take care of art supplies as well as your first drink. From 6-8 pm.

 

 

 
 

Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd April

Institute of Interconnected Realities: Song of 8 at Copenhagen Contemporary

With “Song 8“, the Institute of Interconnected Realities (IIR) explores the gap between the visionary and the erotic. IIR is a newly launched platform influenced by the concept of Decentralized Choreography. This performance is a co-production with Dansehallerne. Join on 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd April from 8-9:30 pm. Tickets cost 125 DKK.

 

 

 

 
 

Monday 19th – Sunday 25th April

Fashion Open Studio Presented by Fashion Revolution Denmark

During Fashion Revolution Week, a week dedicated to the important work of garment workers and others in the fashion industry in improving working conditions, among other elements of ethical and sustainable production, you can attend the digital Fashion Open Studio created by designer Maja Brix. This studio highlights the work of a number of innovative designers from around the world; go explore!

On Thursday 22nd April from 4 – 5 pm, you can attend a Zoom talk with fashion writer, scholar, and curator Ane Lynge-Jorlén and Copenhagen Fashion Week CEO Cecilie Thorsmark. They’ll discuss the brands in the studio, sustainability, Fashion Revolution’s aims, and much more. Sign up here.

 
 

Monday 19th April

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? at Husets Biograf

A tale of sibling rivalry between two fading actresses, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? from 1962 is considered one of Hollywood’s most finely crated psychological horror stories. Tickets cost 70 DKK and must be pre-bought via Billetto. Doors open at 6 pm and the screening starts at 7 pm.

 

 

 
 

Thursday 22nd April

Youth to Business Forum Denmark

Get involved in the discourse around the future of work at this conference presented by AIESEC. Youth to Business aims at bridging the gap between youth and business in order to build a better tomorrow together. Participation is free.

 
 

Saturday 24th April

ARTNSIPS x Art Nordic Online Croquis

Get creative together with other art enthusiasts and turn your kitchen into your private studio. Visual artist Lars Christian Kræmmer will guide you via Zoom while you capture the professional model’s body shapes. Find more information on how to prepare via the event page. Tickets cost 125 DKK.

 
 

Sunday 25th – Thursday 29th April

The Soulfuls Summit: Digital Conference

Enjoy nine workshops over these five days from The Soulfuls, an organisation promoting the work and stories of girls and women. These workshops focus on diversity, and fall within the theme of “changing the narrative.”

Hear from speakers like Danish-American actress Amelia Hoy, Mona Ali of FIRII Agency, and more.

Tickets are 250 DKK, or are free when you become a Soulfuls member for 59 DKK/month.

 

 
 

Tuesday 27th – Wednesday 28th April

BADco: Impossible Dances at Copenhagen Contemporary

Get your dose of optimism with Zagreb-based performance collective BADco: “Impossible Dances“ aims at showcasing the practicality of what seemed impossible, a signal that many of us could use in these turbulent times. The event starts at 8 pm and tickets cost 125 DKK.

 

 

 
 

Ongoing in April

A Litany for Survival – The Life and Work of Audre Lorde

Even though the event at Cinemateket has been cancelled, you can still watch this portrait film on award-winning Afro-American writer Audre Lorde. Her writings articulate some of the most important social and political visions of the century, spanning from the Civil Rights movement, over the Women’s movement, to the struggle for lesbian and gay rights. Valuable food for thought, even almost thirty years after her death. The film is screened in English with English subtitles and takes 90 minutes. It is available until 17th April.

 
 

Touched at SMK

It’s been a year since Denmark went into its first Covid-19 lockdown. SMK is marking this strange anniversary with an outdoor exhibition presented together with Coop, Danish Red Cross, and Hjaltelin Stahl.

As part of the project “Touched,” three contemporary artists were invited to reflect on the pandemic taking inspiration from crowdsourced images and thoughts. Benedikte Bjerre, Kaspar Bonnén, and Sonja Lillebæk Christensen exhibit three entirely new works of art created as a response to Covid-19.

Come by the museum garden to admire the art works and to reflect on your own experiences over the last year. Admission is free, please keep a safe distance to other visitors and comply with the authorities’ guidelines.

 

 
 

Innovation programme by Actory

Join Actory’s innovation program and drive sustainable change. Over four workshops in seven weeks you will learn more about the food industry and develop own ideas how to address its sustainability challenges. Sounds interesting? Read more on the website. Sign ups close on 6th April. Participation is free and the estimated workload is six hours per week.

 
 

Anupama Kundoo at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

In the fourth exhibition in The Architect’s Studio series, the Indian architect Anupama Kundoo aims to shed light on a scarce resource in our life: time. Constructed as a journey through time, the exhibition explores and integrates traditional Indian building customs, crafts and materials into Kundoo’s current works. The exhibition will be on display until 16th May.

 

 

 
 

Paul Gauguin – Why are you angry? at Glyptoteket

The special exhibition, “Paul Gauguin – Why Are You Angry?” revisits one of the most mythologised figures in French art, concentrating particularly on the works he created in Tahiti. Get a glimpse into the wold of Paul Gauguin in this exhibition featuring the museum’s collection along with historical material. The exhibition is on display until 16th May.

 

 

 
 

Thomas Hirschhorn – Community of Fragments at Kunstforeningen GL Strand

With his exhibition “Community of Fragments“, Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn is transforming Kunstforeningen GL Strand into something that resembles an abandoned mine, creating an artistic space that the visitor is invited to occupy. Participate in the reconstruction of GL Strand, create sculptures or engage in dialogue in the workshop which is centered in the middle of the exhibition. From 6th April until 6th June, you can come by as often as you like, admission is free.

 

 

 

 
 

Geta Brătescu – Freedom of Forms at Kunstforeningen GL Strand

GL Strand is presenting a retrospective exhibition of the Romanian artist Geta Brătescu. Born in inter-war Romania, Geta spent the majority of her life in Bucharest. Under the communist government, she was forced to drop out of her studies in 1949 but twenty years later, a change in the political climate made it possible for her to resume them. “Freedom of Forms“ focuses on her oeuvre after this time, when she turned towards a performative and abstract language. Geta is considered one of eastern Europe’s most inspiring Avantgarde artists and was the first female artist to be exhibiting in the Romanian national pavilion at the Venice Biennale. From 6th April until 6th June.

 

 

 
 

Kirchner and Nolde up for discussion at Statens Museum for Kunst

In its major spring exhibition, Statens Museum for Kunst puts the spotlight on two giants within modern art. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Emil Nolde became famous for their innovative use of strong colours and bold brushstrokes, often inspired by people, ways of life, and cultures from Africa and Oceania. Now their interpretations of these elements are put up for discussion. What picture did the two powerful artists paint of African or Oceanic cultures? Can art be separated from the abuses of colonial power? And do Kirchner and Nolde still matter to our present-day debates on racism? Rather than on answers, the exhibition focuses on asking questions and invites you to join the discussion. It is on display from 21st April.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kay Litzinger

Kay grew up in Germany and, after a stint in Sweden, came to Copenhagen for his studies. He loves to explore new cities, one cup of coffee or glass of wine at a time. Get a sneak peek at @kayltr.