April in Copenhagen means capricious weather, traditional easter lunches, and the arrival of spring. Flowers pop up across the city and people stream to spots like Bispebjerg Cemetery to admire the pink cherry blossoms. Curious where else to see this beautiful natural spectacle? Check out our guide to Copenhagen’s cherry blossom.
Here are the best events in Copenhagen this month:
Friday 24th March – Sunday 2nd April
Jo Malone exhibition at Magasin
Love fragrance? You’re in luck! London-based fragrance house Jo Malone is hosting an exhibition at Magasin København, in the Kong Hans Salen. Awaken all your senses and learn about scents, ingredients, and the universe of Jo Malone. This is a must-do for perfume lovers. The exhibition is open from 10 am – 8 pm daily.
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd April
Perfect Binding book fair at Husets Biograf
Book lovers, this one’s for you! The idea behind this fair is to create a sense of community and dialogue between book collectors, publishers, authors, book makers, and everyone with an interest in books and bookmaking. From 12 noon to 6 pm, attending is free.
Saturday 1st April
Tipsy Brunch at NENI
25hours Hotel’s restaurant NENI is launching a new concept: kick off the weekend with a tipsy brunch! Enjoy bottomless Bloody Marys while eating your way through Middle Eastern-inspired brunch dishes alongside a sweet buffet. For 395 DKK you chose two dishes from the a la carte menu in addition to the sweet buffet and free coffee, juice, and cocktails. On top of it all, there’ll be live music to get you into the weekend mood.
Tuesday 4th April
Guided tour of Jeremy Deller’s Welcome to the Shitshow at Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Join for a guided tour of Jeremy Deller’s exhibition “Welcome to the Shitshow!“ From 5-6 pm. Can’t make it? There will be another tour on 6th April.
Thursday 6th – Monday 10th April
In Denmark, Easter wouldn’t be Easter (or Påske) without an abundance of traditional Easter food and plenty of schnapps. Curious to learn more about Danish Easter traditions? We’ve rounded up what there’s to know.
Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th April
22h Sunday Funday at Den Anden Side and Pumpehuset
Get ready for a 22 hour dance floor extravaganza. The party will kick off at Den Anden Side at midnight and then continue at Pumpehuset from 10 am. Join the first edition of Den Anden Sides newest scheme: “Sunday Funday,” all the way or for one of the two parts. Check out the banger lineup on the website. All night tickets cost 230 DKK, tickets for only the day party at Pumpehuset cost 150 DKK.
Saturday 8th April
Store closing sale at (di)vision
Copenhagen-based brand (di)vision is much loved for its creative use of deadstock material and yes, they’re also behind that viral moment during Copenhagen Fashion Week in January when co-founder Simon Wick’s partner Sarah Dahl rose from the table to walk the runway, taking the table cloth with her. To free up capacity to bring the (di)vision universe to the next level, they’re now closing their Copenhagen Flagship store. Swing by from 11 am to 5 pm and enjoy 25% off. What’s next for (di)vision? Stay tuned for exciting pop-ups and an improved online experience.
Sunday 9th April
Dumpling Workshop at Hotpot Republic
Dumpling lovers, this one’s for you! Immerse yourself in the ancient tradition of dumpling making and create both meat and vegan dumplings. From 12:30 to 4 pm. Get your tickets for 450 DKK.
Thursday 13th April
Long Table Pesach Dinner at Huset KBH
Have you ever wondered how the Jewish community of Denmark celebrates Pesach? Join for a long table dinner with a creative introduction. From 6:30 to 10 pm. Tickets cost 275 DKK.
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th April
Danish Coffee Festival
Love coffee? You’re in luck! It’s the Danish Coffee Festival, held at Marketenderiet in Valby. Try coffee from a variety of local coffee roasters, taste brews made by some of the best baristas in the country, and learn about coffee from experts. Tickets are 104 DKK and can be purchased here.
Saturday 15th April
Låpsley at Lille Vega
Låpsley is back on the international stage with her new album “Cautionary Tales of Youth.“ On her third album, the British artist mixes reflections on her 20s which she describes as a “beautiful middle space“ with electronic beats. Join from 8 pm, the concert starts at 9 pm. Tickets cost 200 DKK.
Icelandic Film Night: Nói albinói at Husets Biograf
Husets Biograf presents tre Icelandic movie “Nói albinói” (Noi the Albino). The film follows a seventeen-year-old gifted underachiever who lives with his grandmother in an isolated little village on the coast of northern Iceland. From 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets cost 70 DKK.
Thursday 20th April
Easy Peacy Spring Supper
The local food heroes from Easy Peacy are hosting a spring supper – join for a long table dinner with a variety of delights and great vibes at 6:30 pm. Get your tickets for 495 DKK via their website.
Climate Change isn’t funny: a comedy night at Husets Musikcaféen
Talking about climate change can be pretty depressing. A group of comedians takes up the task of addressing this important topic in a humorous manner. Among other things, they’ll answer questions such as: how vegan do you have to be before you can be a climate activist? And how can we explain climate change with the help of 90s movies? The event is organized by Extinction Rebellion in cooperation with Huset KBH and runs from 6-9 pm.
Friday 21st April
Bar Pasta x Mikropolis Aperitivo Party
Bar Pasta has teamed up with Mikropolis Cocktails to celebrate this season’s terrace opening. Swing by the Vedbækgade branch from 2 pm to midnight and enjoy beers and drinks for 50 DKK.
Saturday 22nd April
Tekla Store Opening
Since its beginnings in 2017, Copenhagen-based brand Tekla has quickly amassed a cult following thanks to its range of sleep, bath, and living products that elegantly elevate everyday moments. They are now opening their first store on Vognmagergade 7 so swing by for bed linen, towels, and more from 11 am to 6 pm.
Sunday 23rd April
Danish on a Sunday: A Matter of Trust at Cinemateket
Dive into the world of Danish cinema every Sunday when Cinemateket presents a Danish production with English subtitles. “A Matter of Trust“ follows five unrelated people whose lives are turned upside down on what seemed like a perfectly ordinary summer day. The film is screened at 2:15 pm.
Linda Blå’s Lopper at Banegaarden
Go on treasure hunt to spice up your spring wardrobe or get your home ready for the sunny season. Have things to get rid of? Stalls are, unfortunately, sold out but check the website for upcoming editions to reserve one ahead of time. From 11 to 4 pm.
Wednesday 26th April
Housewife Roast: An ode to Julia Child
The Caribbean Housewife is paying homage to cooking legend and cultural icon Julia Child. This special dinner is a contemporary and plant based rendering of Julia’s work in the signature style of the Housewife Roast. Join for a delicious French-inspired four-course menu with optional wine pairing of natural wines from women producers. The full shebang costs 750 DKK or opt for dinner only for 450 DKK. Pre-book the sooner the better, spots move fast.
Selskab: Catalan dinner with Botiga at Admiralgade 26
Get your spring mood going while embarking on a culinary journey to Catalonia: the team behind Botiga will be dishing out Catalan delicacies and plenty of vermouth in the gorgeous surroundings of Admiralgade 26 from 6:30 pm. Dinner’s served like in a classic vermuteria, meaning that the food will flow to the table as and when ready. The menu costs 325 DKK and includes famous classics like croquetas and crema catalana. Sounds like your jam? Make sure to reserve your table as one thing’s for sure, this will be a real treat. Can’t make it but crave some Catalan delights? Check out Botiga’s webshop – your destination for Catalan wine, vermouth, olive oil, and food.
Thursday 27th April
Just can’t get enough: talk on sustainability in fashion
Join when philosopher Emanuele Coccia, historian and expert for material culture and fashion Manuel Charpy, designer Henrik Vibskov, and curator Pernille Stockmarr discuss excessive consumption habits in a world with limited resources. This event is presented by Institut français du Danemark and Designmuseum Danmark and will take place in English. From 5-8 pm.
Friday 28th April
Vinny’s Spring Launch Party
Copenhagen cult shoe brand Vinny’s is celebrating spring: there’ll be tunes by Thanh Ngo, snacks, drinks as well as new arrivals, samples, and bargains. Come by from 5 pm – it will be a vibe for sure.
Saturday 29th April
Wedding Waltz at Absalon
Get ready for wedding season, whether you’re getting marries yourself or will be attending as a guest. Let yourself be guided through the steps (in English) from 3 to 4 pm or from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Tickets cost 50 DKK.
Ongoing Events in April
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.
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.
Børnebiffen at Cinemateket
With its format Børnebiffen, Cinemateket is putting the youngest ones in the focus. Aiming at children from the age of three and their families, there’ll be screenings of a variety of movies on Wednesdays to Sundays all through April and May.
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.
Marie Rud Rosenzweig: Kipple at GL Strand
With this exhbition, Copenhagen-based artist Marie Rud Rosenzweig explores the neglected or unusable objects of our time and the narratives they present through paintings, monumental floor sculptures, and photographs. The title for her solo exhibition is borrowed from Philip K. Dick’s dystopian futuristic novel in which ’kipple’ refers to objects — both dead and living — which have been left over in a new, increasingly alien world. The exhibition is on display until 6th August.
When Copenhagen became wonderful: Poster Artist Ib Antoni at Museum of Copenhagen
A smiling mermaid and friendly guardsman packaged in a sixties colours and style – rings a bell? This exhibition sheds light on the man who created these and other images that many associate with Copenhagen. In honor of Danish poster artist Ib Antoni, the Museum of Copenhagen hosts a special exhibition, presenting the artist in the context of the times he lived in. It will be on display until October.
Ivan Andersen: Nothing Comes from Something at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard
The Copenhagen-based artist Ivan Andersen is known for the way he often unites realism and abstraction within the same work. Come and explore his artistic universe ranging from landscapes to architectural spaces at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in the Meatpacking District. The exhibition is on display until 17th May.
Jesper Just: Interfears at Galleri Nicolai Wallner
From 14th April, Galleri Nicolai Wallner presents the solo exhibition “Interfears“ with new works by Jesper Just. The acclaimed Danish artist lives and works in New York. An alumni of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he has his work on display in some of the worlds most prestigious museums including the Guggenheim and Tate Modern. “Interfears“ will be on until 20th May.
The Ideal City 2040 at SPACE10
More than 55 percent of the world’s population lives in cities and another 1.5 million people move into cities every week. But what will or should cities look like in the future? In 2021, SPACE10 teamed up with gestalten to publish The Ideal City and reimagine the cities of tomorrow. With this exhibition, they present three speculative environments — the Coastal City, the Garden City, and the Solar City. Swing by the SPACE10 Gallery for a glimpse into the future. Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 5pm.
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