It’s that time of the year: the days are undoubtedly getting longer and Copenhageners are slowly but surely awaking from their collective winter hibernation. Every ray of sunshine draws small crowds to street corners, squares, and parks. The city’s pace begins to pick up, even when sudden rain or snow showers seem to set back the advent of spring momentarily.
Get your sunglasses, umbrella, and gloves (yes, you will need them all) and venture out to enjoy everything Copenhagen has to offer this month.
From season openings to film screenings and flea markets, here are the best events in Copenhagen in March:
Thursday 2nd March
Opening night of “Imaginative Quebec”
Join for the opening night of the event series “Imaginative Quebec” at Cinemateket. The film of the night “Bootlegger“ follows the law student Mani as she returns to the Algonquin reservation in northern Quebec where she grew up. The film is screened with English subtitles. Director Caroline Monnet will open the evening with an introduction and you’ll be invited to a glass of wine. The event starts at 7 pm and tickets cost 85 DKK.
The event series “Imaginative Quebec,” puts the spotlight on stories that focus on Canada’s First Nations and Inuit. The different films portray the ongoing fight for their culture, language, and land. Find the program on the website.
Thursday 2nd March
Founder’s Birthday with free admission at Glyptoteket
Carl Jacobsen, the founder of the Glyptotek, was born on 2nd March 1842. To celebrate, the museum offers visitors free admission throughout the day. Take this chance to admire Glyptoteket’s colorful halls alongside its sculptures and other art work. There will be short introductions to the museum’s collection at 11 am, 12 noon, and 1 pm.
Friday 3rd March
Atelier September Housewarming Party
Copenhagen-favorite Atelier September is reopening in a new location: join the housewarming party at Kronprinsessegade 62 from 4 to 8 pm.
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th March
Pop-up at Design Museum Denmark: Mille Feuille, French Omelette, and Coffee
Format Cafés’s Mateusz Ulman, Psyche Café’s Mati Pichci, and La Cabra Coffee are joining forces to present you the perfect weekend trio: Mille Feuille, French Omelettes, and a good brew. Swing by from 10 am to 3 pm.
Saturday 4th March
Amplifying Action: An Exhibition for Iran at SPACE10
How can creativity and activism support the fight for universal human rights?
Art and Activism Copenhagen is collaborating with Amnesty International to host a fundraising exhibition in support of Iranian people fighting for human rights.
The exhibition will feature works from global artists that respond to the women-led movement, all available to be bought as prints. The proceeds go directly towards Amnesty International’s work with human rights in Iran and the rest of the world. The art will be accompanied by talks and performances by Danish and Iranian artists as well as tastings of traditional Iranian food. The event goes from 5 to 10 pm and is free to attend. You’re encouraged to secure your free ticket in advance. Can’t make it but would like to support the cause? Please consider a direct donation to Amnesty International.
Sunday 5th March
Rita Blå’s flea market
Go on treasure hunt between 11 am and 4 pm. Getting hungry? Take a break at the café. Admission is free.
Monday 6th March
Copenhagen Poetry Club at La Fontaine
Copenhagen Poetry Club is an open mic night focussed on poetry were skilled poets and newcomers alike are welcome to get up on stage and perform 3 minutes.
Simply locate the host Holger Svend Andersson and have your name added to the list if you want to perform on stage.
The bar’s open at 7 pm and the event kicks off at 8 pm. Be there early to save yourself a seat, or a spot on the list.
Wednesday 8th March
International Women’s Day at Vega
Celebrate the progress that has been made and focus on the progress that’s still needed at Vega. There will be a speaker program, theater, standup, concerts, and much more. Learn more and get your ticket via the website. From 6 pm.
Wednesday 8th March
Knitting Cinema: Frida at Cinemateket
For this edition series “Knitting Cinema” and in celebration of International Women’s Day, Cinemateket is screening Julie Taymor’s film about Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
Dive into Frida’s universe while knitting.
Tickets cost 100 DKK include a cocktail from Mikropolis. The event starts at 4:45 pm.
Wednesday 8th March
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a special edition of The Caribbean Housewife’s Housewife Roast.
Jamain will serve a four-course menu including her mom’s Johnny Cakes. In the mood for a glass of wine? Add the wine pairing from female producers.
The package deal costs 750 DKK, the 4 course menu alone 450 DKK. Spots go fast so secure yours today. The evening goes from 6 to 11 pm.
Sunday 12th March
Brunch with Paris’ best bars at Ruby
Attention cocktail lovers! If you’re looking for a boozy brunch with a Parisian twist, visit Ruby on Sunday, March 12th between 12 pm to 4 pm.
The acclaimed Copenhagen bar is teaming up with award-winning Parisian bars The Cambridge, Candelaria, and Little Red Door to bring you an exclusive cocktail menu paired with delicious pastries from Hart Bakery.
Each bar will take over different floors of Ruby’s venue, providing a unique blend of Copenhagen and Parisian hospitality. Plus, the cocktails are made with local and sustainable ingredients, so you can feel good about indulging in a little Sunday Funday. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event – it’s walk-ins only, so head over to Nybrogade 10 and get ready to sip some seriously good drinks!
Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th March
Copenhagen Football Film Festival at Husets Biograf
Into football? And film? Then this is for you! Shoot, Copenhagen’s football film festival presents a selection of films about all things football. Learn more on the website.
Thursday 9th March
Wine tasting: Introductory Greek at Oinofilia
Explore the wonderful world of Greek wine with Oinofilia founder Maria. You’ll swirl and taste four wines on four Greek grapes in four different wine styles.
The tasting comes with a side of Maria’s expertise when it comes to the different wine makers and regions, and their similarities as well as differences compared to other European wines.
From 6-7:30 pm. A ticket costs 175 DKK – sign-up with MobilePay ID 776993 with the note “Intro Greek II” as well as your full name and phone number by 6th March. The tickets are limited as the tasting takes place in the cosy but tiny Chapel so you better be fast.
Tuesday 14th March
Beer banko at ÅBEN
Join for the “festival“ edition of ÅBEN’s beer banko. Participation costs 75 DKK, please sign up in advance. From 8 pm.
Wednesday 15th – Sunday 26th March
It’s that time of the year: Copenhagen’s annual documentary film festival CPH:DOX is taking over various location allover the city. The festival is one of the biggest of its kind and has been introducing the audience to Danish and international documentary films for 20 years. Find the program on the website.
Exclusive discount: get 20% off your tickets with the code DOX23.
Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th March
Pop up kitchen by Il Mattarello at ÅBEN Brewery & Tank Bar
Indulge in some delicious pasta in the industrial yet stylish surroundings of ÅBEN’s Brewery & Tank Bar in Kødbyen. Organic and artisan Pasta Lab Il Mattarello will take over the kitchen from Thursday to Saturday, each from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Pasta dishes are available from 129 DKK.
Friday 17th March
Opening of Jeremy Deller: Welcome to the shitshow!
Join the opening of Jeremy Deller’s first exhibition in Scandinavia at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Through film, sculptures, and graphics, the exhbition showcases aspects of documentary that characterize his works.
On display until 6th August.
Friday 17th March
Hangaren: DJ Python, Harrison Heat & Ask Skead
DJ Python AKA Brian Pineyro has been making waves and taking names in New York City since 2016. Whether it is hazy low-fi house and techno, ambient or breakbeat, he’s proven to be not only talented but also versatile. Join for a party night in the industrial surroundings of Hangaren from 11 pm to 6 am.
Wednesday 22nd March
URO: How do we speak about women?
Four experts: one gender researcher, one radio journalist, one language expert, and one diversity consultant – come together to discuss how we speak about women.
How do language, our view on women, and censorship influence the way women engage with and move in society? Join from 7 to 9 pm at Frederiksberg library. The event is in Danish. Learn more and get your tickets via the website.
Thursday 23rd March
Fireboy DML and Store Vega
Under his artist alias Fireboy DML, Adedamola Adefolahan creates what Pitchfork characterizes as “slow-groove pop.” Get ready for a unique combination of American pop and African polyrhythms.
Tickets cost 390 DKK. Doors open at 7 and the concert starts at 8 pm.
Mise en Lumières by ENTERblack: French performance on the facade of the Thott Palace
In connection with the 100th anniversary of the French diplomacy’s presence at Thott Palace, French digital artist collective ENTER.black creates a unique visual and musical performance playing with the architectural lines of its facade. The performance can be seen from Kongens Nytorv from 7:30 to 10 pm.
Friday 24th March
Season opening at Reffen
Copenhagen’s favorite street food market is opening for the season. Come for food, drinks, and one of the best sunset views in the city. Learn more on the website.
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th March
Outdoor flea market at Lokomotivværkstedet
Need to stock up on outdoor gear or get rid of a few items that haven’t seen nature in a while? Come to Lokomotivværkstedet between 10 am and 5 pm. Stalls are free, learn more via the Facebook event.
Saturday 25th March
Vintro takeover at Vivant
A wine lover’s dream come true: Join when Vintro is popping some of their best bottles in neighbor Vivant’s cosy bar. From 2 pm to midnight.
Paella Cósmica at Absalon
Copenhagen’s hot new gathering concept Paella Cósmica is back for another round – this time at Absalon. Get ready to fill your stomach with delicious vegetarian paella while a talented crew of DJs makes sure you get your groove on. On top of it all, there’ll be an art exhibition by Mattia Maso x MARBLESS. You can choose between three different time slots for dinner, 5 pm, 6:30 pm, and 8 pm.
No matter which slot you go for, you’re welcome to come by from 4 pm and the DJs are playing from 5 pm but your food will only be served at the time you’ve booked. Tickets cost 150 DKK.
Ongoing Events in Copenhagen
French Film Mondays at Grand Teatret
Dive into the world of French cinema at this event series presented by Institut français du Danemark, France’s cultural center in Denmark, together with Grand Teatret. The series runs all the way through to June. Explore the program via the website!
What better way to celebrate the weekend than to start the day with a long leisurely brunch? Join when mother is serving a bit of everything from fruit and granola to pasta to sourdough pizza, all prepared in the open kitchen, alongside coffee from Andersen & Maillard. All ingredients and specialties are either locally produced in Denmark or directly imported from Italy. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm. Into jazz? Come on Sundays and enjoy live jazz while brunching.
Gauri Gill at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
In collaboration with Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, this exhibitions puts the spotlight on India. Far away from the country’s urban centres, photographer Gauri Gill (b.1970) has been exploring the daily lives of the country’s rural population for more than two decades, seeking to give a voice to the vulnerable and overlooked of modern India. The exhibition will be on display until 10th April.
The Caribbean Housewife x Kulturtårnet: Spring Plant Bistro
The Caribbean Housewife returns to Knippelsbro to serve you vegetarian delights alongside the spectacular view from Kulturtårnet.
The 3-course dinner is accompanied with a wine or kombucha pairing.
Every Friday at 5 and 7:45 pm. Secure your spot for 600 DKK + ticket fee.
The Future is Present at Designmuseum Denmark
Under the headline “The future is present,“ Designmuseum Denmark explores the role of design in shaping the future. Following the three themes Human, Society, and Planet+, the exhibition asks questions, proposes scenarios, and shows examples while putting a focus on creating conversations rather than providing concrete answers. It will be on display until 1st June 2023.
Thomas Hiorschhorn: Community of Fragments at GL Strand
For this exhbition, GL Strand let Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn turn the museum into an anti-architectural space. The exhibition is created as a site-specific free access project on two floors and transforms the whole architecture of GL STRAND. Right from the main stairway that leads up through the gallery spaces, Hirschhorn will let the fake cave or abandoned mine take over from floor to ceiling.
All visitors are invited to participate in the reconstruction of GL STRAND in a workshop centered in the middle of the exhibition.
See for yourself and get active until 6th June.
Dana Schutz at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
The gruesome, grotesque, absurd and comic merge in the works of American artist Dana Schutz. The Michigan-born, Brooklyn-based artist has made a name for herself showing a strong sense for compassion and storytelling.
The exhibition is on display until 11th June.
Amarna – City of the Sun God at Glyptoteket
In ancient Egypt magic and animal deities played a crucial role in society. But when the Pharaoh Akhenaten came to power, he abolished the ancient animal deities and ordained a new religion that only allowed to worship the sun god, Aten.
The new cult led to major social upheaval, so Akhenaten along with Queen Nefertiti left and founded a new city that today is known as Amarna.
This exhibition tells the soy of the rise and fall of Amarna. It will be on display until 18th June 2023.
Jeremy Deller: Welcome to the shitshow! at Kunshall Charlottenborg
In connection with the documentary film festival CPH:DOX, Kunshall Charlottenborg presents Jeremy Deller’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Through film, sculptures, and graphics, the exhbition showcases aspects of documentary that characterize his works. On display until 6th August.
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