What’s On in Copenhagen: January 2022

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, proof of vaccination or a negative test within the last 72 hours is required for using indoor spaces (e.g restaurant and bars), event spaces are closed, and masks are required in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, public transport, and restaurants. Please wear a mask in groups and practice social distancing. We are encouraging our readers not to attend in-person social events as much as possible! Stay safe and take care of each other.

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It’s January in Copenhagen! The sweet scent of opportunities and the sour aftertaste of hangover, there’s nothing like the first month of a new year. While some remnants of December are welcome to stick around a little longer (festive lights and leftover food), we can’t wait to get rid of others (the pandemic tops that list!).

January 2022 won’t be as lighthearted as we hoped but with proper precautions, we’ll do our best to enjoy Copenhagen as much as always, just from the comfort of our own homes.

Here are the best online events in Copenhagen this month:

Thursday 6th January

Copenhagen BlaBla Language Exchange

If your new year’s resolutions included brushing up your language skills then this is for you: Copenhagen BlaBla Language Exchange has moved online. Join to practice Spanish, English, German, or whatever you like with other language enthusiasts. From 8:30-11 pm. Can’t make it? There will be a second session on Friday, 14th January from 7:30-10 pm. And while you’re at it, you might want to read up on some Danish expressions we collected for you.



Wednesday 26th January

Supreme Court and scandal cases

Dive into the world of political scandals in this online lecture by Djøf. Supreme Court Judge Jens Peter Christensen, Professor Jørgen Grønnegård Christensen, and Director Lykke Friis will discus the Supreme Court and cases like the recent mink scandal in the light of the duties and responsibilities of ministers and officials. Participation is free and the arrangement goes from 5:30-7:30 pm.


Ongoing in January

SMK Online Collection

Artsy Sundays have never been so easy to pull off. In SMK’s online collection, you can access thousands of artworks, texts, images, and more without leaving your bed.


Louisiana Channel

With its digital wing, Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art provides art and culture to the internet. The non-profit website currently features a wide range of videos about art, literature, music, architecture, and design which can be watched free of charge. Get up close with some of Denmark’s most prominent writers or learn from older generations of artists.



Copenhagen Contemporary: CC Audio

With its podcast format CC Audio, Copenhagen Contemporary lets you encounter selected works and artists showcased by the arts center. From fainting in art to voice as an identity-forming force to the role of performance art, there’s a wide range of topics to chose from.


Archipelago Podcast

Named one of Denmark’s best English-language podcasts by VisitDenmark, Archipelago Podcast explores arts, culture, and ideas in Denmark. Every episode, British journalist James Clasper delves into new topics. In the second season, he discusses the art of making happy memories with the founder of the Happiness Research Institute Meik Wiking and explores what it takes to prepare children to create a sustainable society.


Cinemateket Podcast

Dive into the world of film when Martin Bunk invites Cinemateket’s program editors and other guests to discuss all things cinema, from Fellini to jazz soundtracks to the best of Danish film.



Absalon Radio

Did you know that popular community center Absalon has its own radio? Tune in via the website for scheduled shows or always on iTunes and Spotify.


Coming Out of The Celluloid Closet Podcast by MIX Copenhagen

The team behind the annual MIX LGBTQ+ film festival is back with the second season of its podcast “Coming Out of The Celluloid Closet.” From Copenhagen’s Ballroom community to Ursula from The Little Mermaid, hosts Andrea and Kate lead you through a wide range of topics. Listen in via Spotify or Apple Podcasts and find the Danish as well as English transcripts via the MIX website.


The Where To Go Podcast: Copenhagen Edition<
Dreaming of a trip to the Danish capital or just looking for new perspectives on the city? Join when Danish-Kenyan journalist and photographer Allan Mutuku Kortbæk is guiding you through the different neighborhoods of Copenhagen, covering historic amusement parks as well as the city’s best cocktail bars.



Nordic Portraits Podcast

Get up close with Danish artists including Henrik Vibskov, Dorte Mandrup, and Rasmus Monk in this English-language podcast. In one-on-one conversations, host Ben Catford explores their craft through the lense of their personal experiences, touching upon success, failure, and everything in between.



Need a break from rewatching your favorite series again and again? On Filmstriben, you can loan a selection of movies from allover the world and in a variety of languages for free via your library access.


The Royal Theater

The Royal Theater will be closed until at least 17th January. In the meantime, you can stream a selection of performances online – from choir concerts to classic ballet like Swan Lake, there’s something for everyone.

Want more Scandinavian podcasts? Check out our full list here.


Pick up a book

New year, new well-read me? Get a head start on all the books you wanted to read this year (or didn’t read in the previous ones). Looking for inspiration? Check out our shortlist with books by participants of literature festival (Un)told Pages which focuses on black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) authors, as well as our list of the best contemporary Scandinavian fiction.


Dóttir Online Yoga

Boost your body and mind with Dóttir Yoga’s online classes. Besides her Sydhavn studio, the team runs a Facebook community with a variety of videos so you can yoga at home.



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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.