What’s On in Copenhagen: March 2016

Hurray, it’s not February anymore! Because what is “March” in Denmark if not “The End of February?” The days are longer, the sun is peeking out and we’re all ready for some fun.

Here’s what’s happening throughout the month:

Saturday 27th February – Sunday 6th March

Copenhagen Literature Festival

Literary events take place all over the city and even online, with many events free. There’s lots going on for children as well. See the full program here.



Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th

Hofmann Copenhagen Stocksale

Get huge discounts (up to 80%!) on one of our favorite brands. The sale is on at the Hofmann Copenhagen showroom at Mikkel Bryggersgade 1 at 2 – 7 pm (Thurs), 12 – 6 pm (Fri) and 11 am – 4 pm (Sat).



Thursday 3rd March

Queer Sauna

Though this is a night of relaxation and bathing at Sjællandsgade Bad that includes all, the primary focus is to provide a space for those who may not feel safe in other public bathing spaces. You can bring your own food and there will be a brief reading at 6:30. There will also be a DIY hair salon where haircuts are given and received by attendees – scissors and buzzers provided. Tickets should be bought online (50 to 120, depending on what you can afford) but if you can’t afford a ticket you’re welcome to contact the managers directly via the Facebook group above.



Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th March

Copenhagen Short Film Festival

A look at some of the best short films from all over the world, including series of Danish shorts. All film are held at Husets Biograf, except for the opening night at Cinemateket.



Friday 4th March

Hamide Print Launch: She is an Eastern Bird 3

One of our favorite design studios in Denmark, Hamide is gearing up for another launch of their beautiful “She is an Eastern Bird” series. Join them for snacks, drinks and a look at the new print (guests receive a free one!).



First Hate at Lille Vega

See one of Denmark’s most praised up-and-coming music groups, First Hate, in their natural habitat at Lille Vega. Their dreamy beats will get you swaying.


Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th March

Paustian Stocksale

If you’re looking to redecorate or score some classic furniture at crazy prices, check out this sale! You can get up to 70% off on the products you’ve had on your wishlist.



Loppemarked in Carlsberg Byen

A plethora of secondhand goods, from clothes and accessories to toys and home goods. Browse with friends or go with your must-have list! At TAP1 between 10 am and 5 pm.



Saturday 5th March

Brunch & Ballet

Enjoy a croissant and coffee while watching the Royal Ballet’s morning bar training. The event is free and the cafe is open for whatever you’d like to nibble and drink. A fascinating look at the world of ballet dancers!



Sunday 6th March

Aeropress World Championship

If you love competition & coffee, this is for you. Watch the Copenhagen leg of the World Aeropress championship while enjoying a cuppa joe at The Coffee Collective on Godthåbsvej. Begins at 2 pm.


Danish on a Sunday: The Gold Coast

At Cinemateket, 2:15 pm. This is the story of a Danish botanist who sails to Ghana to oversea a coffee plantation but is soon confronted with the evils of slavery.


Tuesday 8th March

Premier of Carol

See the Danish premier of the six-time Oscar nominated film Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. It explores a lesbian relationship between already married Blanchett and young shop assistant Mara and the obstacles the two face in the 1950s.


Thursday 10th March

Spring Exhibition Opening Party

See 177 new works by 117 artists ranging from art to architecture to design. Opening night is free at the beautiful Charlottenburg from 7 – 10 pm.


Friday 11th – Saturday 12th March

Amagerbro Beer Festival

Local beer makers will show off over 75 beers. A must-try for Danish beer lovers!



Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th March

Copenhagen Bike Show

Scandinavia’s largest bike show! Whatever you’re into; urban, mountain or road biking – they have it!



Mad & Glæde

Paradise for foodies. This weekend-long event includes workshops, talks, and loads of food for you to try. Some of the biggest names in the Danish culinary world will be there, so book early and tickets usually go fast.



Sunday 13th March

København Vintage

Check out one of Copenhagen’s largest vintage markets from 10 am – 4 pm at Absalon. All the period clothes and accessories, from the 1920s – ’60s, your vintage-loving heart could desire.


Monday 14th March

Students Only Free Classical Concert

If you’re a student and love classical music, check out this event at the Black Diamond. You’ll get to see the Diamond Ensemble in concert, free of charge. Booking in advance is required.



Thursday 17th March

Bakken Opens

One of our favorite days of the year! The amusement park in Dyrehavsbakken, Bakken, opens, which means all of Nørrebrogade will be filled with motorcyclists ready to ride from the city to Klampenborg. It’s an insane tradition that we just love. The film below is beautiful but doesn’t give you the full engine-cranking effect, which is pretty awe-inspiring.


Saturday 19th March

Istid Opening Day!

The only liquid nitrogen ice cream bar in Copenhagen is opening for the season. Hurray! All ice cream is half price; open 12 – 8 pm.

Poetry Slam

This free event (in Danish) will be held at Skuespilhuset. Get there early for a seat! This marks what would have been the 70th birthday of beloved Danish writer Dan Turell (Uncle Danny) and the poetry slam is dedicated to his memory.



Sunday 20th March

Lamb Day

If you love petting farm animals and seeing baby lambs, this is your lucky day. It’s a free day of fun with goats, cows, sheep and even a few horse-drawn wagons. It’s just outside of Copenhagen in Grantoftegaard, but really worth it for kids! From 10 am – 4 pm.



Danish on a Sunday: A War

At Cinemateket, 2:15 pm. A Danish commander and his platoon are stationed in Afghanistan while his wife is in Denmark with their three children. On a mission, the commander makes a decision that will greatly affect his & his family’s lives.


Friday 25th – Monday 28th March

Easter Holidays

Enjoy Good Friday, Eastern Sunday & Monday! If you’re looking for meal inspiration, look no further than our lunch recommendations. Read about all the traditions here.



Monday 28th March

Cycle Market and Swap

From 11 am – 5 pm on Stefansgade go get all the bits and bobs you need to update your cycle, or bring yours along for a swap. Entrance is free.



Tuesday 29th March

Underachievers at Lille Vega

Catch what’s sure to be a fab show with the old-school-rap-meets-the-psychedelic genre that the USA-based Underachievers have perfected.


Ongoing in March

Learning from Japan,” Designmuseum Danmark

This exhibit explores the Japanese influence on Danish design. There will be over 400 works on display – both Japanese and Danish – some of which have rarely been seen by the public. On until September 2016.

LEARNING FROM JAPAN - Nov 2015 - Whats on Copenhagen


Fire Under Snow,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Some of the most ambitious, exciting film and video work to come out of contemporary artists like Ed Atkins, Candice Brietz and many more. On until May.


See the 2016 Holidays & Flag Days Calendar.

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!

Are you planning to attend any events this month? Are there any good ones we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.