What’s On in Copenhagen: March 2018

We’re big fans of spring in Denmark: b-i-g fans. Blossom-filled days when the sun starts to come out and the evenings are getting longer (finally!). Plus, there are lot of great activities in Copenhagen to force yourself out from your cozy confines.

There’s a whole heap of different exhibitions, festivals, food and drink events, markets, gigs and parties. Here are all the best events happening in Copenhagen during March:

Thursday 1st March – Sunday 25th March

The Wave

If you missed the brilliant light installation “The Wave” last year, fear not: it is back for part two. Walking through this trippy display feels a bit like entering another dimension. And it’s perfect Instagram fodder too.


Friday 2nd March

The Room at Huset Biograf

Cult favourite, the Room, has got extra screenings added. Blame James Franco. Once deemed the worst movie ever made by film critics, this fan favourite just won’t go away.


Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th March

Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

The second edition of the ACFF will be held at Husets Biograf. The two day festival that celebrates entertainment and commitment to improving the film industry will show a series of short films and documentaries from 7 – 10 each night, followed by award announcements and networking on Sunday night.


Saturday 3rd March

Jolene presents: Nosaj Thing

Get your disco shoes on cuz American producer Nosaj Thing is playing tracks at Jolene. He’s already made hits for Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, and now he’s gracing the meat packing district!


Sunday 4th March

BBC Planet Earth II: Live in Concert

Marvel at the world around us with this encapsulating programme from the BBC, with music by the legendary Hans Zimmer being performed on the night by a major symphony orchestra. Unfortunately David Attenborough won’t be in attendance, but we bet it will still be a very special evening.


Tænkepauser at Nørrebro Teater

Every month through June, Nørrebro Teater will be presenting a scientific book in partnership with Aarhus University. Comedian and journalist Sebastian Dorset will present the book as well as interview someone behind the research. March’s book is about fiction, pessimism and sound. The ticket price (150 DKK) includes the book, and there are drinks at the bar afterwards where you can meet everyone involved.


Tuesday 6th March

South Pacific at Husets Biograf

Watch the 1958 classic romantic musical, but this time in color! Set on a South Pacific island during World War II, love soon blossoms between a young nurse and a French plantation owner, who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission. It nabbed three Academy Awards in its time. If you haven’t seen it yet, you know what to do.


Wednesday 7th March

Luster at Vega

After leaving Sleep Party People, singer songwriter Jacob Haubjerg spent the last three years concentrating on refining his sound and the result was Luster…


Thursday 8th March

Kickstart Women’s Day

Music, coffee and inspiring talks to kick off International Women’s Day in the right way.


Friday 9th March

Akira at Cinematek

Cult Japanese animated sci-fli flick Akira tells the story of a teenage boy who acquires telekinetic powers after a motorcycle accident. Soon he finds himself in the middle of a chaotic and bloody conflict that threatens the future of Neo-Tokyo, then the entire world.


Saturday 10th March

Mega Sale at Depanneur

We can only assume that cafe Depanneur are upping sticks and leaving, or having a bit of a renovation, as they’re selling off all their old interiors. Everything from chairs, to coffee and even wine is up for grabs, so come and nab a bargain!

Fish and Seafood Cooking Masterclass

This cooking masterclass hosted by Zwilling Denmark and Windsor Fish promises to teach you how to prepare fish, how to shuck oysters, and provide knowledge about seafoood in general. The class starts with bubbles and snacks, then finishes with a gourmet meal. Tickets can be purchased here.


Monday 12th March

Designing for Natural Interfaces: Vision

SPACE10 presents a new series of lectures discussing the way technology is changing the world around us and how we interact with it. From computer vision to voice searches to brain interfaces, this monthly free series will tackle the spot where humanity and technology intercept and the tension that arises from that space.


Tuesday 13th March

I’m Dead but I Have Friends at Cinemateket

A black comedy from Belgium follows a rock band, whose lead singer loses his voice and can’t shout for help when he finds himself dumped in a ditch and left to die. The four remaining members choose to honor their friend’s memory by going on tour with his ashes. But on the day of the tour-kick off a mysterious man, claiming to know the deceased suddenly arrives…


Wednesday 14th March

Mad About Copenhagen Book Kickstarter Launch Party

Head over to beloved wine bar Vinhanen in Nørrebro to celebrate the launch of the Mad About Copenhagen book kickstarter. First 200 drinks are free & they’ll be serving chocolate and toasts on the house all night. If you’re a food-lover in Copenhagen, you’ll want to know more about this book!


Beer Quiz

Do you like beer? Do you like the sweet taste of victory? Then you’ll love Absalon’s beer and quiz night where even the questions are beer-related. It costs 30 kr to enter; you can’t go wrong.


Thursday 15th March – Sunday 25th March


The annual international documentary film festival CPH:DOX is back for its 15 year. The biggest of its kind in Scandinavia, the festival continues to grow and bring exciting docs to the big screen. Check out this year’s program for a full list of all the not-to-be-missed films.


Friday 16th March – Saturday 17th March

Sauna Fest

A two-day festival where you can experience saunagus under the night’s starry sky and listen to some soothing, ambient sounds. Plus follow it all up with a cool winter dip in Copenhagen’s waters. The perfect weekend to get rid of your winter cold once and for all.


Saturday 17th March

Born into the 90s

All the best hip hop and R & B from the 90’s in Lille Vega. It’s a five-hour party with the big hits and some beloved classics.


Sunday 18th March

45 years of cinema at Huset

Husets Biograf want you to come and celebrate with them on their 45th birthday! There’ll be cake and popcorn and FREE FILMS! Plus, anyone who’s been involved in the cinema since its inception is invited to say a few words, cute huh? Show them some love.


Monday 19th March

Harry Styles Live On Tour 2018 at Royal Arena

Teen dream Harry Styles and his new record Sign Of The Times are making their way to Copenhagen’s Royal Arena. Lock up your daughters, husbands, mothers or pet gerbils because everyone loves Hazza.


Tuesday 20th March

Testing Tuesday

Your chance to try out some new game prototypes at Huset’s Bastard cafe. Some of these games may never even get put into production!


Thursday 22nd March

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: In Concert

Music and magic all swirl together in this spell-binding concert. The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will bring Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets alive when they play John Williams’s unforgettable music in the DR Concert Hall.


Friday 23rd March

WhoMadeWho at Store Vega

Thought by many to be Denmark’s best live act, WhoMadeWho have undoubtedly delivered rivetting, unforgettable concerts. The trio are notorious for their high-octane acts and bubbling energy on stage. Expect to be impressed.


Saturday 24th March

Rejjie Snow at Pumpehuset

Irish rapper Rejjie Snow who has already worked with Grammy winner Rahki (Kendrick Lamar) and Joey Bada$$ is bringing his unique, dream-like rap to Scandi shores. His latest single “Egyptian Luvr” was just named Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1.


Monday 26th March – Sunday 1st April

Copenhagen International Improv Festival

For the fifth year running, the Copenhagen International Improv Festival will host 140 workshop spots with 20 different teams from all different countries around the world participating. If you’re ready for a new challenge, you should totally sign up!


Tuesday 27th March

Rhye at Vega

The dreamy R&B Danish/Canadian pair Rhye produces enchanting sounds, like a mug of hot chocolate for your ear drums.


Wednesday 28th March

Majid Jordan at DR Concert Hall

Having already penned for Drake, the Canadian duo Majid Jordan are set to release The Space Between later this year. Their smooth and soulful pop will leave you shuddering on the dancefloor and day-dreaming about the one that got away…


Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April

CPH Art Space

50 selected artists with disciplines in modern art, ceramics, fine art and sculpture will be showing in this communal space in Nordhavn.


Saturday 31st March

DVSN at Pumpehuset

Lots of Canadian R&B acts gracing Copenhagen this month. Dvsn, made up of singer Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85 (responsible for Drake’s “Hotline Bling”), make lusty, cautionary tracks about haunting lost loves and messy, bitter-sweet affairs. Not for anyone getting over a break-up.


Ongoing in March: Hvad der sker i København

I Am Velvet Black: Erik Mortensen Haute Couture Exhibition at DesignMuseum Danmark

Running until March 2018, this gorgeous exhibition explores the work of famed Danish couturier Erik Mortensen. Head designer for Parisian fashion house Balmain from 1982 – 1990, Mortensen’s work is as intricate and dramatic as it is elegant. This exhibition will be a revelation for fashion-lovers.


Art in the Making at Statens Museum for Kunst

Ever wonder how a masterpiece is made? This exhibition explores the process by which art is made from initial sketches through final results. Artists such as Krøyer, Degas and Rembrandt are included. On from 8th February until May 2018.


Picasso Ceramics at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Ceramics lovers: this is not to be missed! A major showing of over 160 pieces of ceramic art from Picasso, this exhibition at Louisiana is the first of its kind in Scandinavia and is truly special. On until end of May.


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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Anna Clarke

Anna Clarke is a writer and editor originally from London. She’s currently living out her Scandinavian dream here in Copenhagen.