August is a time to take in the last of the lazy sunshine before autumn kicks into gear.
Here’s what’s on in the city this month:
Thursday 30th July – Saturday 1st August
A wonderful mix of music and art, this local Copenhagen festival is worth checking. There are international artists creating live installations, musicians & DJs playing late into the night, beer flowing and trailers transformed into incredible urban spaces.
Saturday 1st August
AFFOGATO DAY WITH THE COFFEE COLLECTIVE X ISTID ON JÆGERSBORGGADE
Could this be the most perfect combination known to man? Ice cream from Istid and espresso from The Coffee Collective together in a creamy, dreamy cup. Come get one in our street party collaboration, 11 am – 5 pm.
Sunday 2nd August
From 10 am – 4 pm, check out this huge flea market in Pumpehusets Byhave for a leisurely stroll and a bit of shopping. The market will also be held at the same time & place on Sunday, 30th August.
“WHAT’S HAPPENING” AT STATENS MUSEUM FOR KUNST – LAST DAY OF EXHIBIT
Statens Museum for Kunst is holding “What’s Happening,” an exploration of experimental art between 1965-75. Catch it before it’s gone!
STELLA POLARIS AT FREDERIKSBERG HAVE
A free festival at the beautifully manicured Frederikberg Have. Bring a picnic blanket and some beers for a fun day. From 12 pm – 9 pm, with an Afterparty at Jolene
Wednesday 5th August
ROB ZOMBIE AT STORE VEGA
Internationally renown American heavy metal artist Rob Zombie is coming to Copenhagen so gird your loins, people. He’s also a respected horror filmmaker, so watch House of 1000 Corpses before heading to the show.
Wednesday 5th – Sunday 9th August
Copenhagen Fashion Week (CPHFW) is back and there’s plenty to do whether you’re in the fashion industry or not. The festival is full of great events – many of them free- while CPHFW itself boasts shows from some of the most established as well as up & coming talents in Danish fashion.
Friday 7th August
ROASTERY TOUR AND TASTING AT THE COFFEE COLLECTIVE
Get a free tour of the facilities and tasting with some of the best coffee in Copenhagen. All you have to do is show up and get caffeinated! At Godthåbsvej from 4 – 5:30 pm. See a sneak peak here.
Saturday 8th August
If the weather is fine, what’s better than a beach party? There will be live music and street food trucks and, hopefully, sunshine. From 11 am to midnight.
A day of good fun one of the best streets in the city. There will be food, drinks, music and loads of happy people. From 12 – 10 pm.
Sunday 9th – Friday 14th August
ZULU SUMMERBIO IN COPENHAGEN
A range of films shown in the open air at Fælledparken, all beginning at 9 pm. Films include Whiplash, Force Majeure, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Boyhood.
Wednesday 12th August
VINCE STAPLES AT LILLE VEGA
American rap artist Vince Staples is gaining popularity worldwide for his excellent lyrics and often-politcally charged viewpoint. A must-see!
Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th August
This design trade show at Bella Centre combines furniture and lifestyle brands from Scandinavia and the rest of the world. Whether you’re in the design industry or just love beautiful things, we highly recommend checking it out.
Saturday 15th August
COPENHAGEN PRIDE PARADE
Beginning at 1 pm at Frederiksberg Town Hall, Copenhagen Pride Parade proceeds through the city and ends at Copenhagen Town Hall. It’s a powerful message of visibility and solidarity that we can’t wait to take part in again this year!
Sunday 16th August
A relaxing day by the water that includes live music, food & drinks and lots of green space to stretch out your legs. From 9 am – 10 pm.
FUTURE ISLANDS AT STORE VEGA
The beloved indie rock band from Baltimore in the USA is in Copenhagen, so get tickets while you can. Their synthpop style will leave you in a dreamy, happy daze.
Thursday 20th August
KÖNIG AT IDEAL BAR, VEGA
The Danish R ‘n B duo is playing to celebrate the launch of their debut album this fall.
Friday 21st – Sunday 30th August
COPENHAGEN COOKING FESTIVAL
A festival that celebrates Nordic seasonal food. The program includes cooking classes, open air restaurants and wonderful kid-friendly events. Don’t miss out on what will be a world-class week for foodies & those with a good appetites!
Sunday 23 August
Because of COURSE there’s a Risotto World Championship in Copenhagen, and of course it’s hosted by Grød at Torvehallerne. Go see what all the fuss is about, starting at 1 pm.
Monday 24th – Sunday 30th August
Healthy offers abound around the city during this week. Buy a ticket and get access to fitness classes, discounts and more.
Wednesday 26th August
Want the high score in Galaga? Who doesn’t! Also, what is Galaga? Anyway, line up at Chassis Acrade to try your hand (as many tries as you like!) within a two hour period. Begins at 6 pm.
Ongoing in July
BJØRN WIINBLAD AT ARKEN MUSEUM
See the most comprehensive retrospective ever compiled of beloved Danish artist Wiinblad. Enter the visual universe of this multi-medium artist as well as learn about his placement and significance in the Danish art and design scene. On display until January 2016.
“AFRICA: ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE & IDENTITY” AT LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
The final instalment of their series on Architecture, Culture & Identity (the first two focused on New Nordic and Arabic). this exhibition delves into regional culture and local traditions in sub-Saharan Africa. Themes including belonging, co-existence and expanding cities. On display until October.
“RUPTRES” BY AI WEI WEI AT THE FAURSCHOU FOUNDATION
To see Ai Wei Wei’s work is to see a mix of the artistic vision and political outspokenness that has made him a powerhouse in the art world and an opponent of the Chinese government. The installations on display include Sunflower Seeds and Straight – we won’t tell you more about them; just go see it. On until December.
See the 2015 Holidays & Flag Days Calendar.
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Are you planning to attend any events this month? Are there any good ones we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!