As the last festive lights are disappearing from the streets and windowsills, Copenhageners are settling into the new year. Clouds and drizzle might reign supreme in Copenhagen in February, but every ray of sunshine reminds us that the days are getting longer and spring is coming closer. So let’s enjoy Danish winter while it lasts. And with museums and other cultural institutions opening their doors again, there’s plenty going on in Copenhagen that makes the step outside worthwhile.
From exhibitions to screenings to markets, here are Copenhagen’s best events this month:
Tuesday 1st – Tuesday 15th February
Chinese New Year at Hot Pot Republic
Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year at Hot Pot Republic: To mark the beginning of the Year of the Tiger, you can experience a celebration with delicious New Year’s food, unique decorations, and Chinese traditional clothing.
Tuesday 1st – Friday 4th February
February starts off with a bang: Copenhagen Fashion Week is taking over the city along with the fairs CIFF and Revolver. Get a glimpse of what we’ll be wearing in autumn/winter 2022 when some of Scandinavia’s most interesting brands present their collections and a fashionable crowd roams the streets. This season, the schedule features a mix of physical and digital events, shows, and talks, many of which can be streamed online. Find the full program via the official website.
Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th February
Since August 2020, Amir, an Afghan refugee living in Camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, and Spanish photographer Noemí have been collecting and sharing impressions of life in Europe’s largest refugee camp via their Instagram account @now_you_see_me_moria. In January 2021, Now You See Me Moria invited designers from all over the world to create posters based on the photos shared on their Instagram account in order to raise awareness for the situation. The resulting 449 posters as well as additional 16 will be displayed alongside video material at Oehlenschlægersgade 36. Join for a glimpse of everyday life in Moria and support the project by purchasing some fo the work. The vernissage takes place on 2nd February from 5-10 pm.
Wednesday 2nd February
Community dinner at Culture House Islands Brygge
Community dinners are an integral part of life in Copenhagen. Bring a friend, neighbor, or relative and enjoy a simple dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. The dish of the day costs 80 DKK, add a glass of wine for a total of 110 DKK. Reserve your spot via email to bryggemi[email protected] before 4 pm on Tuesday 1st February. From 6-8 pm.
Stargazing and astronomical conversations at Rundetaarn
On top of Rundetaarn, you’ll find one of Europe’s oldest functioning observatories. Learn more about the stars while enjoying a view over Copenhagen from 7-10 pm. Tickets cost 60 DKK.
Thursday 3rd February
Fata Talk x Disko Bay – André Viking at Fotoskolen Fatamorgana
With its series “Fata Talk“, Fotoskolen Fatamorgana hosts open talks about photography as an artistic expression. This edition features Danish artist André Viking whose project “Soul Mate“ deals with relationships, family, and identity. The central theme in his work is his father who was in prison during André’s childhood. Come by from 6 pm. Entry costs 50 DKK.
Friday 4th February
Put on your dancing shoes, bring some friends, and dance into the weekend at Absalon. From 9 pm, tickets cost 50 DKK.
Opening Party Café Incita at Valby Kulturhus
Celebrate the re-opening of Café Incita with jazz, good vibes, and a beer tasting with People Like Us, a Danish brewing company run by people from socially marginalized groups. The evening starts at 5 pm with a free welcome drink and ends at 11 pm.
Opening: Zeitgeist at Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Join for the opening of Galleri Nicoali Wallner’s group exhibition “Zeitgeist“ with new works by Anna Kristine Hvid Petersen, Emilie Imán, Eva Helene Pade, J.G.Arvidsson, Martin Aagard Hansen, and Oliver Bak. From 5 – 8 pm.
Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th February
Hello Vintage kilo sale at DGI Byen
Go on treasure hunt and pay by weight at this vintage market. Swing by Saturday from 12 noon to 4 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. Entry costs 30 DKK.
Saturday 5th February
Vernissage: Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Kunsthal Charlottenborg invites you to celebrate the opening of the annual Spring Exhibition, one of the most important open, censored exhibitions in Europe. Get your dose of art, enjoy some music by DJ Malika Mahmoud, and have a drink from 12 noon to 5 pm. Admission is free.
Varieté “Serendipity“ at Kafé Bobuska
This evening is all about “serendipity“, those moments when we make desirable discoveries by accident. Take a seat in front of the stage, a drink in hand, and enjoy music, dance, poetry, and more. The evening starts at 7 pm, tickets cost 30 DKK.
Wednesday 9th February
Mean Girls at Husets Biograf
On Wednesday, we wear pink!? Whether you’re dressed appropriately or not, you can sit with us and enjoy this cult comedy at Husets Biograf. Tickets can be purchased at the door and cost 70 DKK. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the movie starts at 7:30 pm.
Friday 11th February – Sunday 20th February
While schools are closed for the annual winter holidays, Amager’s cultural centers will be filled with music and laughter. Stay tuned via the Facebook page.
Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th February
Veras Market in Nørrebrohallen
Veras Market is back. Refresh your wardrobe or pass on old favorites in the heart of Nørrebro. Stalls are still available for both days and cost 450 DKK each. Book yours via the website. Swing by from 11 am to 4 pm.
Sunday 20th February
Danish on a Sunday: The Soldier and Jenny at Cinemateket
With its series “Danish on a Sunday“, Cinemateket opens up the world of Danish cinema to non-Danish speakers. „The soldier and Jenny“ takes you to 1940s Copenhagen where the paths of an empathic soldier and a young woman who is prosecuted for illegal abortion cross. This film by Johan Jacobsen is considered a masterpiece of the period. It will be screened in Danish with English subtitles at 2:15 pm. The event opens with an introduction in English.
Wednesday 23rd February
The Caribbean Housewife’s beloved pop-up HOUSEWIFE ROAST is back with this year’s first edition at Slagtehusgade 11A. Get ready for a delicious menu with natural wine pairings from women producers. Bookings open on February 1st and you better be quick as tickets sell fast. Want to enjoy Jamain’s food from the comfort of your own home? Check out her Crowdfunding campaign for the “Hot Soul Soup“ convenience product.
Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th February
Assemble Theater Collective: Quality Cattle at Demokrati Garage Nordvest
Assemble Theater Collective and final year students from Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts are presenting the immersive theater experience “Quality Cattle”, inspired by Augustina Bazterrica’s dystopian book „Tender is the Flesh“: The animal kingdom has become extinct due to a sudden virus and humans, left without meat, must form a new world order to survive. Tickets cost 100 DKK and the show runs twice daily.
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