It’s March in Copenhagen, which means spring is around the corner! Birds are singing and outside seating at popular spots like Dronning Louises Bro are filling up in the blink of an eye, as sun-deprived Copenhageners finally feel the warmth on their face. As the city emerges from winter, so do the events. So this March, get out and about with friends and family at city runs and marches, check out new exhibitions, go treasuring hunting at flea markets, learn about philosophy or get cozy during a film screening. In short, make the most of it.
Here are the best events happening this month in Copenhagen, including concerts, exhibitions, markets, and more:
Sunday 1st March
Finissage: The Road to Palmyra at Glyptoteket
Don’t miss this last chance to experience the highly acclaimed special exhibition “The Road to Palmyra” at Glyptoteket. “The Road to Palmyra” is the first exhibition in Denmark focusing on the culture of the ancient city of Palmyra, located in an oasis in present-day Syria. In times shaped by globalization, migration and the meeting of different cultures, Palmyra gained attention for its fascinating history of multiculturalism.
The afternoon is kicked off with beers from Carlsberg and lemonade in the winter garden, while DJs from FutureFemaleSounds spin some tunes. It follows an introduction to the exhibition in Danish, English, and Arabic. From 2 – 5 pm.
This year’s first edition of Rita Blå’s Lopper is taking place at Kulturhuset Indre By. From 11 am – 4 pm. Stalls are available for 350 DKK via Billetto.
Free screening: Marina Abramovic – The Artist Is Present
DOKU 2200 is screening the fascinating documentary on performance artist Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist Is Present.” The film discusses the artist’s innovative and sometimes controversial take on her art form. From 7 – 9 pm.
Monday 2nd March
Mini Food Sharing in Christianshavn
Join the fight against food waste with Foodsharing Copenhagen. They’ll be sharing rescued and donated food, which everyone is welcome to come by and pick up. Food will be given out from 7.15 pm but please come 10 – 15 minutes in advance. Don’t forget to bring a bag!
Tuesday 3rd March
Certified for the Future? – Uncovering B Corp Certification
Learn about the history of the B Corp Certification from B Lab, a sustainability certification born in 2006, now certifying over 2,500 corporations including Ben & Jerry, Patagonia, and Too Good To Go. B Lab – the non-profit organization behind the creation of B Corp – will unravel the history behind B Corp and welcome some of its members to share their story. There will be a Q&A session as well as refreshments. From 5.30 – 7 pm.
Wednesday 4th – Wednesday 11th March
Copenhagen Kurdish Film Festival at Cinemateket
The Copenhagen Kurdish Film Festival debuted in 2009 and has since grown into a week of film screenings, debates, music, dinners, plus a program for children, all with a focus on collaboration across countries and organizations. It’s back again is a culturally rich program which can be viewed online.
Wednesday 4th March
Charlottenborg Art Talk: Søren Rønholt & Trine Søndergaard
In relation to this year’s edition of the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, photographer and board member of the Charlottenborg Foundation, Søren Rønholt, and one of this year’s jury members and visual artist, Trine Søndergaard, will discuss current trends within photography. From 5 – 6 pm. Admission is free and the talk will be held in Danish.
Fernisering: Anne Kirstine Lindberg: Afrikanske Oliemalerier at Café Incita in Valby Kulturhus
Anne Kristine Lindberg exhibits a series of portraits of African women, ranging from authors to presidents to farmers, at the community-focused Café Incita. Many of the subjects of her work are women she met during her travels in Ghana, Namibia, Kenya, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Afrika. From 5 – 6 pm.
Silent Cinema: Pulp Fiction at Husets Biograf
Husets Biograf and Silent Events invite you to experience Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 classic in a totally new way: by giving everyone a pair of headphones that will submerge you into Pulp Fiction’s landscape of sound. The café and ticket counter open at 6.30 pm and the screening starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost 50 DKK and can be paid in cash or via mobile pay. This event is now fully booked but check back for spaces!
Norwegian band Kakkmaddafakka are known for their danceable indiepop. Shake your booty from 8 pm, with doors open at 7 pm. Tickets cost 305 DKK.
Thursday 5th March
Karen Marie Mortensen (M.A. in theology) hosts a discussion about the influence of Augustin on Hannah Arendt, the German-American philosopher and political theorist. Beginning with her 1929 dissertation “Love and Saint Augustine,” following through to her first major work “The Human Condition” (1958), and her posthumously published “The Life of the Mind” (1977), Mortensen will explore Arendt’s theories of existence. From 7.30 – 9.30 pm.
Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man at Cinemateket
In connection with the exhibition “Leonard Cohen: A crack in Everything,” which will be on display at Kunstforeningen GL Strand and Nicolaj Kunsthal until 13th April, Cinemateket presents “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man.” Watch Nick Cave, Rufus Wainright, Jarvis Cocker, and many more perform Cohen’s music at the Sydney Opera House in 2005. From 7.15 – 9 pm. Tickets cost 80 DKK.
Brush up on your mother tongue, practice your Danish or just try out a language you’ve been learning with other language enthusiasts. The event is free and open to drop-ins. From 7.30 – 11 pm.
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March
A jewelry exhibition by Sara Le Klint and Franziska Lyon, who have brought this universe of sculptural and experimental jewelry from their home in Pforzheim, Germany, to Copenhagen. Join the opening on Friday from 5 – 9 pm or drop by at the weekend between 12 – 4 pm.
Saturday 7th March
Latin Spring Party at Valby Kulturhus
Cph4water invites you all to a Latin Spring Party from 8 pm. Put on your dancing shoes and let the Cuban rhythms of Los Cubraz transport you to a warmer climate, polish your dancing sills with an Intro salsa class, and get ready to have a blast and dance like crazy! Tickets cost 60 DKK
FindersKeepers Design Market at Øksnehallen
Øksnehallen transforms into a haven for design lovers when FindersKeepers Design Market takes over. Find a great selection of beautiful design products for you and your home. This time, FindersKeepers is teaming up with Montana Furniture, so make sure to check out the new collection “Montana Mini.” Day tickets cost 40 DKK pre-sale and 50 DKK at the door. From 10.45 am – 5 pm.
Sunday 8th March
Celebrate women and support the fight for everyday equality by joining the International Women’s Day March. Head to Frue Plads at 2 pm with your best placards and take to the streets, the march will end at 4 pm.
Free guided tour: International Women’s Day at Glyptoteket
Idealized representations of women have characterized art for millennia. But who or what defines the ideal woman? And is it only as an ‘object’ that women have made a mark in the arts? This special guided tour illuminates on topics including women as a motif, the male gaze, and the opportunities of female artists in a world that has historically been reserved for men. The tour is free, though museum entry rates still apply. Spots are limited so come early. At 10.30 am and again at 12 pm.
Reception: Women Who Change The World at Kunstforeningen GL Strand
To celebrate International Women’s Day, three new portraits by Agnete Brinch will be unveiled at Kunstforeningen GL Strand. They are part of her ongoing project “Women who change the world,” which focuses on strong women who advance and inspire us through their work and various engagements. From 1 – 4 pm. Admission is free.
Run with King Christian IV in Copenhagen with Runbuddy
Get to know the King Christian IV-built landmarks of Copenhagen while supporting a good cause! The five-kilometer run takes you past 15 historical sites, planned by or related to the king.
To participate, donations must be made to 5 Skoler – a project by Maren and Lars that establishes schools in refugee camps near the Syrian border. More information can be found on 5 Skoler’s website. Not into running? Don’t worry, there’s a walking group too. From 3 – 4 pm.
Monday 9th March
Start your week with some poetry! Every second Monday, Ark Books hosts a poetry reading circle. Swing by and discuss contemporary and older poetry in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The reading circle is hosted by poet and translator Oskar Sjøgren in collaboration with Ark Books. From 7 – 9 pm. There will be a second event on 23rd March.
In this event series, Eksistensfilosofisk Akademi og Litteraturhuset puts the spotlight on the women of existentialism. This edition focuses on María Zambrano, who contributed to the declaration of the Second Republic of Spain in 1931 and had to live in exile from Franco’s victory in 1939 until his death. The last two events of the series on 23rd and 30th March will be about Lou Andreas-Salomé who influenced well-known thinkers, such as Nietzschke, Rilke and Freud, and feminist icon Simone de Beauvoir. From 5 – 7 pm. Tickets cost 75 DKK.
Thursday 12th March
Copenhagen Underground, One Bowl, and Lundtoftegade have joined forces to present this much-requested movie and ramen combo for a fantastic cause. At 5 pm, Studio Ghibli classic “Howl’s Moving Castle” will be shown, followed by vegan ramen at One Bowl. The event is donation-based, so dig deep! All of the collected funds will support the Copenhagen Underground initiative, Lumen Union, which delivers projectors, speakers and gaming consoles to refugee camps in different parts of the world in an effort to create safe spaces for cinema and entertainment.
Doors open at 4.30 pm, it’s first come first serve so be quick.
Friday 13th – Saturday 14th March
Hello Vintage is back in Copenhagen! Get ready to fill a bag and buy preloved clothes for just 250 DKK per kilo. Friday from 3 – 7 pm and Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm. Entry costs 30 DKK.
Join the fourth edition of Annual Copenhagen Film Festival! Stop by Husets Biograf and enjoy the exciting program of international indie films. Admission is free, check out the full program on their website.
Friday 13th March
Culture Night, or Kulturnatten, has been one of Copenhagen’s most well-attended cultural events for the last 26 years. But for Lille Kulturnat, it’s all about the children! There will be a wide range of events in multiple locations. Tickets cost 85 DKK and access for children under 12-years-old is free. For the full program, head to the website.
Queer Art Bar at Warehouse9
Visuals, DJs, and drinks. Come for the good vibes and support your Queer Art Community. From 10 pm – 2 am.
Grab your friends and family and join the national climate strike! The meeting point is Christiansborg Slotsplads at 12 pm.
Saturday 14th March
Listen to good music and browse a wide variety of vintage clothes from the 60s to the 90s when German vintage empire, VinoKilo, takes over Nørrebrohallen. From 11 am – 6 pm, tickets cost 35 DKK.
Sunday 15th March
Veras Market at Nørrebrohallen
Veras secondhand market is back in town. Alongside stalls from other vintage lovers, Veras will be selling budget-friendly pieces from the store in Studiestræde 27. You can also hand in your own clothes for credit at the Veras stall or shop. Stalls are sold out for this date but check the website for upcoming markets. From 11 am. Entry costs 35 DKK.
In the spirit of raising awareness and fighting food waste, Foodsharing Copenhagen and One Bowl are joining forces to create dinners using surplus food. The dinner is a pay-as-you-feel concept, meaning that there is no set price for the meal. From 6 – 8.30 pm.
Danish on a Sunday: Neon Heart at Cinemateket
Laurits Flensted-Jensen’s feature film debut brings us in close physical contact with Laura who returns home to Denmark after a short-lived porn career in the US and her ex, a recovering drug addict who finds meaning in his new job taking care of two men with Down Syndrome.
By exposing their feelings and sexuality in close-up, Flensted-Jensen manages to make their fragility, love, and desperation feel ordinarily human rather than unusually spectacular. The film is screened with English subtitles at 2.15 pm.
Tuesday 17th March
Krise og sanselighed i dansk samtidskunst og litteratur – Crisis and sensuality in Danish contemporary art and literature
Join artist Peter Voss-Knude and author Jonas Eika in conversation about how we face crises – as artists, government institutions and individuals. Both deal with which stories and counter-narratives about crises we create and how art and literature can help open up another understanding that is about connectedness, coexistence, and less fear. From 5 – 6.30 pm.
Wednesday 18th – Sunday 29th March
Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Since its founding in 2003, the festival has grown from 12,000 to 114,400 admissions in 2019. Its program ranges from the works of major international directors to new talent and from large-scale theatrical releases to film/video works in the field between cinema and visual art. CPH:DOX has a focus on social transformation, so it doesn’t just show documentary films but also anchors them in a social context through debates, artist talks, events, and masterclasses. Find the full program, information on volunteering, and tickets on the festival website.
Wednesday 18th March
Cohen Session V: Poetry and Music in GL Strand
Klaus Lynggaard presents an evening with live performances by poets and singer-songwriters inspired by Leonard Cohen. This session’s artists are Sara Grabow, Mathilde Falck, Molly Balsby, and Lea Maria Løppenthin. From 7 – 9 pm, admission costs 60 DKK.
Thursday 19th March – Tuesday 28th April
PWN Copenhagen Women Entrepreneurs Group
A spring workshop series for women entrepreneurs, women considering starting their own business, or women who are looking for inspiration and a like-minded community. The workshops include entrepreneurial skills development with expert presenters, aimed at arming women with the tools needed to assume leadership positions.
Thursday 19th March
Learn how to carve a ring from jeweler’s wax with expert goldsmiths Mimi and Birita. After the event, your ring will be transformed into silver, professionally polished and finished, and sent to you within 2 weeks. The event is open to all experience levels and will be taught in English.
Friday 20th March
Nightmarket at CaféLoppen Christiania
Night owls alert, this one is for you – go on treasure hunt from midnight to 5 am. If you would like to put up a stall, please email [email protected]. Entry is free.
Explore SMK after hours and experience art in new and informal ways at SMK’s Friday bar. Have a drink and enjoy a wide range of art talks, music, film screenings, and performances. From 4 – 10 pm. The event is free and open to everyone.
Wednesday 25th March
Spanish Cinema Nights: la Colmena at Husets Biograf
Spanish Cinema Nights is an event series that brings a wide range of Spanish-produced films to Copenhagen. Mario Camus’s “La Colmena” takes place in post-war Spain and follows a group of people who meet every day in the café La Delicia trying to create a better life in this difficult time. The movie won the Golden Bear in Berlin in 1983. Café and ticket counter open at 6.30 pm and the screening with English subtitles starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets are 50 DKK and can be paid in cash and mobile pay.
Thursday 26th March
An Evening of Heritage at Glyptoteket
Everything can be inherited: from social constructions, ways of thinking and cultural codes; to fortunes, pocket watches, and bad teeth. The focal point of the evening is the special exhibition “The Enigmatic Collector: Helge Jacobsen’s Pinacotheca,” which is dedicated to Helge Jacobsen, the son of the Glyptotek founder, Carl Jacobsen. He inherited both the responsibility for the museum and the passion for art but stood in his father’s shadow all his life. Join an evening of poetry, singing, and talks. From 4 – 9 pm. Admission costs 115 DKK.
Sunday 29th March
L’Épée at Ideal Bar
She is a French film star, he’s rock music’s “mercurial madmen,” and together they are L’Épée. Their music is a mix of 60s psych, lounge, and drone rock. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets cost 185 DKK.
Tuesday 31st March
Pantha du Prince at DR Koncerthuset
Techno on a Tuesday anyone? German techno and concept artist Pantha Du Prince is coming to Copenhagen! In his work “Conference of Trees,” he is giving trees a musical voice, aiming to start a dialogue in the climate debate. From 8 – 11 pm at DR Koncerthuset. Tickets cost 250 DKK.
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