Please note: the events below are virtual. Please make sure to follow Denmark’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.
At the time of publishing, there are no COVID restrictions in Denmark.
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 [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.
Ongoing in February
Jazz lovers, this one’s for you: As every year, Vinterjazz brings international stars as well as local heroes on stages allover Denmark. Copenhagen-based venues include Huset KBH, Alice, Biblioteket Rentemestervej, Bremen Teater, and many more. Check out the full program on the festival website. Vinterjazz runs from 3rd to 27th February.
Mohamed Bourouissa at Kunsthal Charlottenborg
French-Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa is known for his art at the intersection of documentary and fiction. Drawing at photography, rap music, and other modes of expression, his work focuses on the peripheries of society and aims to challenge the mainstream media’s portrayals of young people from ethnic minority backgrounds. His solo exhibition will be on display until 20th February.
M/M (Paris) at Kunstforening GL Strand
The Parisian design duo M / M (Paris) (Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak) has made a name for itself with its works at the crossroads of graphic design and art – often in close collaboration with musicians, visual artists, theaters, art museums, and fashion houses around the world. For this exhibition, M / M (Paris) transforms two of the art gallery’s floors into a comprehensive exhibition featuring Björk, Alexander McQueen, and the artists Phillippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe. It will be on display until 20th February.
Amalie Jakobsen: Cosmic Coastline at Kunstforening GL Strand
With her exhibition “Cosmic Coastline,” Danish artist Amalie Jakobsen puts our rapidly growing presence in space up for discussion. Through a choreographed landscape of sculptures and animated films she addresses topics like the growing interest in exploration and mining asteroids but also the possible threats that come with this. The exhibition will be on display until 20th February.
Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen at Glypteket
Discover the work of Denmark’s most important female sculptor, Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen (1863 – 1945), the woman behind the equestrian statue of King Christian IX of Denmark on the Christiansborg Riding Grounds in Copenhagen or the bronze gates of Ribe Cathedral. As the first female sculptor in the world she was commissioned to create two of the profession’s most prestigious assignments. This exhibition focuses on the work and life of one of Denmark’s greatest female artists who were later omitted from history. It will be on display until 27th February.
Jerichau at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
This exhibition is dedicated to a unique figure in the history of Danish art: Jens Adolf Jerichau. It gives an account of Jerichau’s creative development in parallel with the unfolding of his short and tragic life story (Jerichau took his own life in Paris in 1916). Despite a brief career, he was able to create a very significant and intense oeuvre that inspired later generations of Danish painters, not least the two central figures Asger Jorn (1914-1973) and Per Kirkeby (1938-2018). The exhibition will be on display until 6th March.
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg
It’s that time of the year again: The annual Spring Exhibition is taking over Kunsthal Charlottenborg. It is considered one of the most important open, censored exhibitions in Europe and has been taking place since 1857. Every year, an international jury selects works from Danish as well as international artists from all over the world within the genres of visual art, architecture, crafts, and design so this is a great place to experience where the art world is headed. The exhibition will be on display until 13th March.
Børnebiffen at Cinemateket
With “Børnebiffen,” Cinemateket highlights quality entertainment for the smallest ones among us. Every Wednesday to Sunday until 31st March, the cinema will be hosting a selection of movie screenings for children between 3 and 5 years old.
Anette Harboe Flensburg – In arcadia too you can die at Kunstforeningen GL Strand
The Montana Hall is a meeting room in which visual artists explore the significance of the framework for meeting situations. It currently features Anette Harboe Flensburg’s paintings. With the title, “In Arcadia Too You Can Die,” Harboe Flensburg reflects over the present situation, where our everyday life has been fundamentally changed and we have been forced to reconsider our ideals. The exhibition will be on display until 24th April.
Gauguin and His Friends at Ordrupgaard
Experience works by the artist circle around Gauguin in this new exhibition at Ordrupgaard. “Gauguin and His Friends“ focuses on the Pont-Aven school: At the end of the 19th century, Paul Gauguin and a group of fellow artists took inspiration from small isolated towns in Brittany and developed an entirely new artistic expression that broke with naturalism. If you’ve been waiting for the right reason to venture out to the beautiful art center in Charlottenlund this might be it. The exhibition will be on display until 1st May.
Peter Cook: City Landscapes at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
With his visionary ideas and fantastical, imaginative, and colorful drawings, British architect Peter Cook has profoundly influenced and helped shape architecture and architectural thinking for almost six decades. Even though he has realized buildings, such as Kunsthaus Graz, he is especially concerned with the theoretical field of architecture and the question of what architecture can and must do. Architecture buff or not, there’s something to take away from this for all of us. The exhibition is on display until 8th May.
Family tour at the Royal Theater
Every Saturday and Sunday, the Royal Ballet opens its doors for the entire family. Pull back the curtain and experience the magical world of ballet and opera. The tour is suitable for children from four to 12 years and takes 75 minutes. Tickets are available from 60 DKK.
Didn’t manage to get a reservation at the popular HOUSEWIFE ROAST or impatiently waiting for the next edition? From Wednesdays to Sundays, Jamain is offering a special takeaway menu. It’s only available via pre-order so check out the website for more information.
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