What’s On in Copenhagen: February 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 currently run until Sunday 7th February with a likely extension. Events may be cancelled with short notice, so make sure to check the event link before attending anything.

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February in Copenhagen might not be the most charming month in the city, but at this point not even grey weather and drizzle can stop us from the stepping outside and taking advantage of all the events in Copenhagen. If the last months have taught us one thing, it’s that no Danish weather is too bad to go for a walk. As the Christmas decoration disappears from the streets and window sills, Copenhageners are settling into daily life and many crave some new activities. From workshops to tours and quiz nights to exhibitions, there are plenty of options to entertain yourself in the city. And with many events moving online, you can even attend if you decide to light up some candles and stay on the sofa.

Here are all the best Copenhagen events this month, including digital and outdoor activites:

Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th February

Copenhagen Fashion Week AW21

Over the last seasons, Copenhagen Fashion Week has established itself as a darling of the international fashion scene. The autumn-winter 2021 edition will be the first season to be organized in collaboration with new strategic partner Zalando and due to COVID-19 also the first one to exclusively take place online. Unfortunately, both fashion fairs – CIFF and Revolver – are canceled entirely this season. Get your fix of sartorial inspiration and experience all shows as well as the talk program via the official website.



Wednesday 3rd February

Book Launch: The Ideal City at SPACE10

Research and design lab SPACE10 has joined forces with publishing house Gestalten to explore what a better future for cities could look like. The book gathers real urban projects from around the world that contribute to the well-being of people as well as the planet. Join the virtual book launch for a sneak peek as well as a discussion about the ideal city of tomorrow from 6-7 pm. Attendance is free but please register in advance.


Astronomy on Tap Copenhagen: Blazing Binaries

Astronomy on Tap is a free series of events aimed at making the latest research in astronomy and space accessible to the public. Join this online event to learn more abut the binary star evolution as well as gravitational waves. Experts Sophie Schrøde and Dr Alejandro Vigna-Gomez will give you an introduction, then put your new knowledge to the test in the half time quiz. From 6:45-8 pm. Find the link to the event here.





Tuesday 9th February

Heerings Gaard in Christianshavn

Heerings Gaard in Christianshavn is a cultural gem that, apart from the festival culture night, has rarely been open to the general public. Join this guided tour to explore the property and learn more about the stories of the first owner Hans Peter Kofoed as well as the family Hearing who lived in and run Heerings Gaard for almost five generations. After the tour you will have the possibility to visit the exhibition “Does money grow on trees“ before moving on to a glass of the famous Cherry Heering at restaurant Lalala. The event takes place from 4-7 pm and tickets cost 325 DKK.



Friday 12th – Saturday 13th February

Dans2Go at The Royal Theater

Get a taste of what the world of ballet has to offer with this special arrangement. Three different performances will be combined to an exciting evening featuring Sebastian Kloborg’s new ballet “Already night“, Peter Martin’s “Zakouski“, John Neumeier’s “Persistent Persuasion“, and Hofesh Shechter’s “Uprising.“ From 8-10 pm, tickets are available from 159 DKK. There will be three more events on 18th, 19th, and 20th February at 8 pm.





Sunday 14th February

Night in Denmark at Huset Biograf

From a beach on Falster, one of Denmark’s best astrophotographers invites you to travel several thousand light years into space. In addition to the screening of “Nat I Danmark“ (Night in Denmark) there will be a short introduction to the film and its creation as well as a Q&A session with astrophotographer Jakob Arthur Andersen. The event takes place in Danish. Doors open at 2 pm and tickets cost 70 DKK. Tickets have to be purchased via the website.


Wednesday 17th – Sunday 21st February

Sjón Anthropological Film Festival

Anthropological film festival Sjón is returning in a hybrid format: Get inspired by an exciting lineup of screenings and talks both, in Husets Biograf (if the situation allows) and online. The topic of this year’s edition is Solastalgia, the distress caused by environmental change. The event will be held in English and is free to attend. Learn more on the website!





Thursday 18th February

Canvas with AIESEC

Connect with fellow art lovers and inspire each other from the comfort of your own homes at AIESEC’s online art club. Every Thursday of the month at 6 pm. Find more information as well as the link for Zoom in the Facebook event!



Saturday 20th February

Repair Café at Studenterhuset

Breathe a second life into your broken gadget or worn out piece of clothing from 12 noon to 3 pm. Don’t know where to start? The team will be happy to help you out.





Sunday 21st February

Veras Super Market

Spice up your wardrobe with some preloved treasures at this new format by Veras. At Veras Super Market all items are pre-priced and you can simply pay for your finds at the counter in the end rather than at each individual stall, making the event much more COVID-safe. Would you like to put up a stall without the need to spend the entire day behind it? Stalls are available for 400 DKK. From 10 am to 5 pm.



Wednesday 24th – Thursday 25th February

Bachelor Online Days at Copenhagen Business School

Considering a bachelor degree at Copenhagen Business School? Get a personal impression of the different programs CBS has to offer and meet students as well as guidance counselors who can help you find the best match. The event will take place online, stay tuned for more information.



Thursday 25th February

Science & Cocktails: Revealing The Mysteries Of Jupiter

Dive into the world of planets and learn more about Jupiter, the most massive planet in the solitary system which held a critical role in shaping its architecture. The program will be rounded up with two music acts. Doors open at 6:30 pm and admission is free.




Friday 26th – Sunday 28th February

Home Food Design Fair at Bella Center

Explore the latest news in the fields of home, design, lifestyle, and gastronomy at Bella Center. Tickets cost 200 DKK for adults and 50 DKK for children. Learn more about the attending brands on the website!





Friday 26th February

Rebel Bike Ride for a car free city Copenhagen

Every last Friday of the month, Copenhagen’s streets are taken over by this biking demonstration. The aim is to raise awareness for climate change and to achieve larger bicycle paths as well as more green areas to preserve biodiversity. Join at Ofelia Plads at 4 pm, the tour will take 1.5 hours.



Saturday 27th February

Painting & Meditation at Art Escape Studios

Let go of your to do lists and turn your attention inwards. Psychologist, meditation teacher, and author Kasper Meitil together with artist, art teacher, and life coach Ida Glad will guide you to explore the world of meditation and creativity. No experience with painting or meditation is required. Tickets cost 350 DKK and include materials as well as tea and snacks. The event accommodates Danish as well as English speakers and takes place from 12 am to 2:30 pm.





Sunday 28th February

One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest at Husets Biograf

Milos Forman’s !One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest“ from 1975 is well known for its depiction of mental illness, which is as relevant today as as it was upon its release. This combined with Jack Nicholson’s performance makes this film a classic that has stood the test of time. It’s worth noting that its infamous scene showing eletro-convulsive therapy (ECT) has long-contributed to stigma around the therapy and is no longer an accurate depiction of ECT. Tickets cost 70 DKK and the café opens at 6 pm. There is distanced seating due to COVID-19 rules, so be there on time.



Ongoing in February

Copenhagen Lights Festival

Every year, Copenhagen Lights Festival brightens up the darkness. Both Danish and international light artists will transform the city spaces of Copenhagen with their installations. Have a stroll around town and admire the city dressed in lights from 5th to 27th February.





Vinter Jazz

From 7th to 28th February, Vinter Jazz invites you to explore the fantastic world of jazz with events allover Denmark. Experience a great variety of performances by international artists in locations ranging from churches to hotels. For more information and the full program, check out the festival website!




Paint & Wine at Absalon

Let out your inner Picasso, Monet, Kahlo, or whoever else you choose, with a glass of wine in hand. Paint, brushes, and paper as well as a complimentary glass of wine are included in the ticket price of 70 DKK. No experience required, simply swing by every Friday from 5-7 pm, starting 12th February.





Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival

This annual film festival approaches Judaism from many perspectives. While Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival usually offers a wide range of experiences ranging from screenings over dinners to concerts, this year’s edition will take place online. Enjoy a curated selection of archives as well as premieres including live Q&As from 21st February until 1st March. For more information as well as the program, check out the festival website.




VOID – International Animation Film Festival

VOID is an international film festival dedicated to animation in all its forms and celebrates it as a special tool for storytelling. This year, the festival will feature an online program for the first time. Find more information on the website.



Jesper Just – Circuits at Statens Museum for Kunst

Renowned Danish artist Jesper Just’s installation is full of circuits: the circuit of bodies, the circuit between music and body, and the circuit between the individual parts of the fragmented image. Electricity, music and bodies, sensitivity, and control: all these aspects shift inside the wider circuit of people, things, and technology. The exhibition will be on display until 31st March.




Miriam Cahn – Me as happening at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

In her first major solo exhibition in Denmark, Miriam Cahn presents an expansive body of work in the entire North Wing of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Encompassing works in chalk, charcoal, pastel and water colour, film, and photography, the exhibition explores the position of women in society today, and their continued worldwide fight for basic rights and equality. Some of the works discredit socially constructed clichés about gender roles, other works interrogate the human body and the dynamics of intimacy, exploring the relationship between sex, violence, and power. Miriam Cahn lives and works in Switzerland. The exhibition will be on display until 21st February.





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 28th February.


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. Come by as often as you like, admission is free. From 11th February to 11th 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.