Happy new year! It’s tempting to spend the first month of the year cuddled on the couch, ignoring the dark and cold, but we recommend jumping right in and taking advantage of all the wonderful events Copenhagen has to offer. This month there are films, concerts, workshops, talks, and Copenhagen Fashion Week; in other words, plenty to do.
So bundle up, get a few friends together, and go enjoy yourself!
These are the best events happening in Copenhagen in January:
Wednesday 2nd January
Did you know that every sperm is scared? At least, according to this 1983 comedy classic. If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for? Monty Python’s film immediately became cemented in cinema history as one of the funniest, most quotable, and ingenious films ever made.
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th January
Looking for real vintage furniture and homewares? This weekend huge market has the good stuff, so get ready for a treasure hunt! Entry is 50 DKK on Saturday and Sunday, or buy a VIP pass that includes Friday from 4 – 10 pm and both weekend days for 120 DKK.
Friday 4th January
The roastery tour at Coffee Collective, home of Copenhagen’s best coffee, is tons of fun if you’re into coffee. You get to see how they roast their beans, hear about their ethical sourcing, and then have a cupping (tasting) of their various brews. Tickets are 150 DKK and include a bag of coffee to take home afterwards – that’s a great deal! No reservation necessary, just show up!
Tommy Wisseau’s cult classic, considered the worst film ever made (or for some, the best of all bad films), is a lot of fun when watched in the right setting with others there to appreciate its special brand of genius. Gather your friends and take in The Room in all its glory on the big screen.
Sunday 6th January
This 2011 Danish film follows a marriage as it falls apart. Bruno loves Maxine, but she is pulling away. As she embarks on an affair, Bruno holds on even tighter. When Maxine finally decides to leave him, Bruno becomes ill. The film take a look at the psychology of co-dependence and how relationships end.
Tuesday 8th January
Overall Father of the House of Ninja Archie Burnett makes his first trip to Denmark to teach this vogueing and waacking workshop. Learn from the iconic dancer as he shares his best moves. The price is only 150 DKK and registration is mandatory.
Wednesday 9th January
Get ready to vogue! This mini ball includes a waacking demonstration and an after party, and tickets are only 50 DKK at the door. This is going to be a fun night!
Saturday 12th -Sunday 13th January
Flea markets don’t get bigger than this one! You’ll find whatever you’re looking for from clothes to home goods to accessories to toys. There’s also lots of baked goodies and sandwiches to buy. The vibe is cosy and the price are good; go have a browse.
It’s the first market of the year at Remisen and, with over 90 stands to choose from, there’s a huge range of items. You’ll find clothes, shoes, jewelry, antiques, and more. There will be coffee and food to buy while you enjoying your shopping. Entrance is 20 DKK, and both days run from 10 am – 4 pm.
Monday 14th January
Always wanted to dance at the Danish Royal Theatre? Now you have the chance! You’ll be able to take a class with Danish Royal Ballet teacher Anne Kolvig. No previous experience is necessary, and you have the chance to do a one-time class or sign up for multiple classes. These classes fill very quickly so sign up now!
Thursday 17th January
Come to this free talk at Politikens Boghandel with Iman Meksini, also known as Sane from the hit Norwegian teen drama SKAM. She’ll be discussing her new book, Min Historie, Min Mening, the meaning of wearing hijab, and what it’s like to be a young Muslim in the world today.
Saturday 19th January
Norwegian singer-song writer Aurora has been gaining traction since her 2016 debut All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend. She’s been compared to Robyn and Lykke Li, positioning her as the next big Nordic alternative pop singer. Aurora’s pop-synth sound contrasts with melancholy lyrics. Grab tickets before they’re gone!
Sunday 20th January
Vera’s Market is consistently one of the best secondhand clothing markets in Copenhagen, and this iteration at Nørrebrohallen will be packed to the gills with great finds, designer items, and high-quality clothes and accessories at affordable prices. Entry is 35 DKK, and free for Veras members. There will be food and coffee, so take some friends and make a day of it.
Monday 21st January
British R ‘n B singer Ella Mai released her self-titled album just a few months ago, but it’s already picking up major steam. With collaborators such as John Legend and H.E.R., it’s no surprise that Ella is being tapped as the worthy successor to 90s and 00s R ‘n B.
Beer, a trivia night, and good vibes. That’s all you need to know! It’s 25 DKK per person, with a maximum of four people per team. The quiz is in Danish.
Wednesday 23rd January
This film focuses on the turbulent, short, beautiful life of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. It depicts his time living on the streets of New York City to his rise to fame and corresponding drug addiction. Director Julian Schnabel wasn’t granted permission to use images of Basquiat’s work, so the crew had to create their own, similarly-styled work. The film will be introduced by art critic and author Trine Ross. There is another showing of the film on the 8th of January, but without the introduction.
Thursday 24th January
Food Jury: MULGEO Blini Tasting
MULGEO is a new food concept opening in Copenhagen and they want you to come tell you what you think. They’re developing a menu based on the classic blini (small pancake), topped with local, seasonal ingredients, and paired with outstanding wines and other drinks. This is like nothing you’ve tasted before in Copenhagen, so grab a ticket before they’re gone.
The event takes place at their test kitchen at Store Kongensgade 93 and starts at 6 pm. Tickets are only 1 DKK plus processing fee (5,75 DKK all together) and are in limited quantity. Book your ticket here.
Saturday 26th January
Marble Matter is a design studio that teaches hands-on, wonderful workshops on paper and fabric marbling, and they have one of each today! Marbling is liquid surface design where you create a design in liquid, then transfer it onto paper. It’s an ancient technique mostly popular in Turkey and Japan. They also run plant-dye workshops, and there’s one available in February. Sign up fast – tickets sell out!
Copenhell is a metal and rock festival that takes place in the summer, but why should hard rock fans have to wait a whole year between festivals? This one evening mini-festival at Vega should tide you over until the larger event. The line up feature acts including Tainted Lady, Cold Night for Alligators, and Sunless Dawn. Tickets are 165 DKK.
Tuesday 29th January – Friday 1st February
Copenhagen Fashion Week is back for the autumn/winter 2019 collection of shows, as well as Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF). If you’re into fashion, there’s plenty to see and do. Even if you’re not in the industry, there are events and parties to join! This is the largest of the Scandinavian fashion weeks and therefore a good place to get a sense of the region’s scene overall.
Thursday 31st January
If you don’t think Clueless is one of the greatest teen movie of the 90s, you must be a virgin who can’t drive. Host of the podcast Filmnørdens Hjørne, Marie Bille, will give a talk (in English) before the film screening about why it’s a classic. We are totally buggin’!
Ongoing in January
This outstanding exhibition explores the use of color as a primary focus in modern art. Artists include Yves Klein, Sigmar Polke and Marilyn Minter.
Danish-raised, Vietnamese-born artist Danh Vo presents a selection of his works over the years and the resulting exhibition is absolutely electrifying. Vo explores themes of identity and cultural history. His works are thought-provoking and absorbing.
Did you know that there is a rich history of female surrealist artists in Denmark? Neither did we, but thankfully GL Strand is showcasing three of the most important among this cohort. See the works of Franciska Clausen, Rita Kernn-Larsen, and Elsa Thoresen side-by-side for the first time. These pieces are from the 1920s – 40s. The exhibit starts 15th September and runs until mid-January 2019.
If you’re a business or organisation that would like us to add your event to next month’s calendar, please contact us at hello [@] scandinaviastandard [dot] com. Thank you!
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