With the arrival of February, festive lights are disappearing from the streets and windows, and people have settled back into their routines. In short: the holidays season is behind us and 2023 is in full swing. The days are getting longer and every ray of sunshine reminds us that spring is getting closer day-by-day. So brace yourself for the cold and leave the couch to enjoy all that Copenhagen has to offer.
Here are the best events in Copenhagen in February:
Tuesday 31st January – Friday 3rd February
Copenhagen Fashion Week
Copenhagen Fashion Week is taking over the city and that means shows, parties, events, and plenty of fashionable people from allover the world. The AW23 season is the first season where all brand smust meet 18 minimum standards for sustainability in order to take part. The 30 participating brands include seasoned show horses GANNI, Saks Potts, and Stine Goya alongside growing labels like (Di)vision and Holzweiler as well as emerging brands such as Selam Fessahaye. Find the full schedule including exclusive and open events via the website.
Want more Danish fashion? Check out our full guide.
Wednesday 1st February
Opening of Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s Spring Exhibition
Join for the opening of the 166th edition of Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s Spring Exhibition. The event starts at 5 pm, there’ll be a DJ as well as performance.
Thursday 2nd February
Artist talk with Liu Shiyuan at Kunstforening GL Strand
Join this conversation between visual artist Liu Shiyuan and Anne Kielgast, chief curator at GL Strand. Liu Shiyuan works between Beijing and Copenhagen. Spanning multiple media, including photography, video, text, and installation, her practice examines how images shape stereotypes and convey propaganda, or create standards of value. The conversation will be held in English and goes from 5 to 8 pm.
Sunday 5th February
Old Sea Brigade at Vega’s Idea Bar
Wrap up your weekend by listening to Ben Cramer alias Old Sea Brigade’s third album “5 AM Paradise.” From joy to doubt, he’s covering the full spectrum of emotions, accompanied by catchy melodies that you’ll still have on your lips Monday morning. Tickets cost 170 DKK and doors open at 7 pm.
Wednesday 8th February
Housewife Roast “La Casalinga”
For this edition of The Caribbean Housewife’s event series “Housewife Roast,” Roman-Sicilian sous chef Emiliano Trebbi steps into the spotlight: the 5-course Italian menu will feature ingredients directly imported from Italy. As always, the menu is paired with remarkable natural wines from women producers, this time from Italy. Get your tickets for 495 DKK or for 700 DKK including the wine menu.
Can’t make it? There will be additional reservations available on 11th February.
Thursday 9th February
SPACE10 presents Creativity in the Age of AI
Explore the newly transformed SPACE10, now featuring a library for the public on the ground floor. Then, hold onto your creativity, folks, because generative AI platforms are shaking up the design world in a big way!
These futuristic systems are sparking a tech revolution that’s pushing the boundaries of imagination and challenging us to think about what the future has in store. Buckle up and get ready for the ride of a lifetime as SPACE10 and guest speakers Joss Fong and Áron Filkey explore creativity and where AI is taking us next.
Thursday 9th – Monday 20th February
Amager Childrens’ Music Festival
Keep yourself busy during the winter holidays with concerts, workshops, and more as part of Amager Childrens’ Music Festival. Find the program on the festival website.
Thursday 16th February
Amanda Tenfjord at Vega’s Ideal Bar
You might recognize Greek-Norwegian singer Amanda Tenfjord from Eurovision where she represented Greece. Experience her live in Vega’s Ideal Bar – doors open at 7 pm and tickets cost 155 DKK.
Friday 17th February
Opening of Malin Gabriella Nordin: Mirage at Outpost Gallery
Ease yourself into the weekend with a dose of art: Outpost Gallery celebrates the opening of Stockholm-based Malin Gabriella Nordin’s exhibition “Mirage.” Swing by from 4-7 pm. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Gallery Steinsland Berliner and will be on display until 18th March.
Fast Forward Takeover at Den Anden Side
Join for this year’s first Fast Forward takeover at Copenhagen’s new home for electronic music – Den Anden Side. Beat the queue: come early and stay late! Entry including wardrobe costs 150 DKK, 80 DKK after 6 am. Dance from midnight until the early hours.
Saturday 18th February
Pura Utz Archive Sale
Founded in Santiago Atitlán in Guatemala, Pura Utz is especially known and loved for its playful bags and jewelry which are made from glass beads. Pura Utz understands itself as an empowerment projects. The founders Bernabela and Anna met through an NGO and started the brand with the aim to enable a full-time income to a group of Guatemalan women through making handmade products. Swing by their Nørrebro office for their archive sale: meet the team and score a bargain from 12 noon to 5 pm or as long as stock lasts.
Sunday 19th February
Danish on a Sunday: Armadillo at Cinemateket
This film follows the young soldiers Mads and Daniel who are stationed in camp Armadillo on the Helmand frontline, fighting tough battles against the Taleban on a daily basis. It’s an upfront account of the growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction that can arise in this environment.
The film is screened in Danish with English subtitles at 2:15 pm.
Thursday 23rd – Friday 24th February
Conference: The politics and poetics of exhibiting at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Together with Aarhus University, Louisiana is hosting the two-day conference “The politics and poetics of exhibiting: Proposing New Institutional Models Through Exhibitions.” Expect research, dialogue, and debates on the role and possibilities of exhibition practices in the constantly changing museum landscape. Learn more and get your tickets via Louisiana’s website.
Friday 24th February
Absalon Battle of the Bands
Come and join when four bands and solo artist compete for a spot int he finale to become “Absalon’s Best.“ The second pre-round will take place on 24th March and the finale takes place on 8th April. Tickets cost 150 DKK. Learn more on the website.
Sunday 26th February
Barberella at husets Biograf
Barbarella (played by Jane Fonda), an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand. Watch this classic by director Roger Vadim from 1968. Tickets cost 70 DKK and the film is screened at 5 pm.
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