What’s On in Copenhagen: March 2021

Please note: Some of the events below are in-person. Please make sure to follow the country’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. Always maintain social distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask when possible.

Copenhagen’s COVID-19 restrictions currently run until until further notice and include a ban on public gatherings of more than five people, as well as restaurants only being open for takeaway. Events may be cancelled with short notice, so make sure to check the event link before attending anything.

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Spring is in the air and Copenhagen events are ready to to be enjoyed in the sunshine. These days, it doesn’t take more than the hint of a blue sky to fill up pavements, bridges, and street corners with vitamin D-deprived locals. There’s a certain energy in the city and while this March will most likely be more quiet than usual, the solid plus-temperatures allow us to escape our own four walls more regularly.

For days and evenings spent at home, there’s a wide range of online events to choose from if you feel like skipping Netflix for a change.

Here are the best events in Copenhagen this month:

Monday 1st March

Studenterhuset’s monthly quiz night

Gather your dream team and get ready for current affairs questions and hygge vibes! The quiz is bilingual in Danish and English but there are some questions that might require the help of a local, so team up with a Dane if possible. Entry is 20 DKK per person and team should consist of 2-4 people. From 7-9 pm.





Wednesday 3rd March

Montana’s Literature Award

Tune in for an evening dedicated to Danish literature when Montana, the Royal Library, and Dagbladet Information present some of the country’s most interesting literary talents. The nominated writers are Shadi Angelina Bazeghi, Solvej Balle, Niviaq Korneliussen, Hans Otto Jørgensen, Halfdan Pisket, Pernille Ipsen, Ida Marie Hede, as well as Ulrik Langen, Frederik Stjernfelt, and Henrik Horstbøll. Join the online event to learn more about Denmark’s literary landscape and to see who takes home the award along with 100,000 DKK. From 7-9 pm.




The Nordics go digital – How does it fit with Europe?

Over the last year, society has shifted into the digital space at rapid speed and the European Commission has made digitalization one of its main priorities until 2024. In this webinar, the Nordic Council will engage with members of the European Parliament. Watch experts discuss digitalization in the context of the EU’s agenda and the challenges faced due to the global pandemic. The focus of the debate will be on industry and education, and the aim is to explore necessary steps to speed up digital development on a Nordic as well as European level. From 10 am to 12 noon. Please register in advance.





TEDxCopenhagen: The paradox of the digital era

What kind of challenges come with rapid digital transformations and how can leaders deal with them? What paradoxes arise in companies with digital natives entering the workforce and potentially clashing with traditional organizational set ups? Learn more about these and other questions in this 20 minutes long online session from 4:30 pm. The link will be posted in the Facebook event.




Thursday 4th March

BlaBla Language Exchange

Brush up your language skills or relive past stays abroad with this online language exchange. The event begins in English and/or Danish before the group breaks up into sub-groups who want to speak the same language. From 7:30-9:30 pm. Participation is free but make sure to sign up online.





Friday 5th March

CPH DEEP Recordings Launch & Release Party

Local nightlife darling CPH DEEP is mostly known for throwing parties, but now the music collective is launching CPH DEEP Recordings. Join the online release party from the comfort of your own home, dancing on the kitchen table to live DJ sets. The event will be hosted on Facebook Live as well as Twitch and Mixcloud. Get ready for a good time! From 6 pm.




Monday 8th March

International Women’s Day

Every year on 8th March, the International Women’s Day March fills the streets of Copenhagen to celebrate women and fight for equality. This year’s edition has been postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19, but go ahead and follow the organizers on Facebook to be updated about any events throughout the year.


Marie Christensen at Arbejdermuseet (Workers’ Museum)

Learn about one of the great heroines of Danish history, Marie Christensen, in this online session on International Women’s Day. Author and ethnologist Michella Jensen will talk about Marie Christensen and her lifelong struggle for maids’ and women’s rights. The event runs from 9-9:45 am and will be broadcasted live from Café & Øl-halle at Arbejdermuseet. Join the free live stream via the Facebook event.





Equality in times of crisis at KØN – Gender Museum Denmark

This year’s International Women’s Day falls in the midst of a pandemic – a time of crisis – but that does not make the desire for equality less relevant. The program is a mix of physical and online events, most of them can be streamed from home, but there will also be screens at the Women’s Museum, Kvindehuset, DOKK1, Mellemfolkelig Samvirke and at selected cafes and pubs, so you can gather to the extent that the authorities allow. All events are free. From 1-8:30 pm.




Stop violence against women conference

Join this conference on women’s rights and violence, live-streamed from the Folketing from 1-4 pm. The organizers have invited experts; that is, people who have been exposed to violence, knowledgeable people working in the field and gender researchers, to share experiences in conversation with the politicians at Christiansborg. The aim is to show politicians how violence affects women and how we can prevent violence through education, enlightenment, and cultural change. You can sign up for the conference via [email protected]





Tuesday 9th March

Czech Embassy: Starci na chmelu (Green Gold) at Husets Biograf

Starci na chmelu is the first and perhaps most famous Czechoslovak film musical. The optimistic piece tells the story of a young romance among students. Released in 1964, just a few years before the Czech Spring, it was met with great success and initiated a period which produced several more film musicals. The screening is part of the event series Czech Embassy which is dedicated to the world of Czech cinema. Doors open at 6:30 pm, tickets cost 60 DKK and must be pre-bought via Billetto. The movie will be screened with English subtitles.


Astronomy on Tap: Women in Astronomy at Xenon

In celebration of International Women’s Day, this evening is putting the spotlight on women in astronomy. Doors open at 6:30 and admission is free.




Wednesday 10th of March

DJ Session with Jonas Visti on Deserted Island

Missing night clubs and dancing all night to your favorite DJs? Aren’t we all! Tune in at 8pm to see Back to Future Sounds present DJ Jonas Visti, well known as a radio host on P8, as he plays a session on the island Ungdomsøen, a former military base. Get your fist ready for some pumping! Shout out to SOUNDBOKS for support.



Thursday 11th March

Palace Winter at Lille Vega

Danish-Australian duo Carl Coleman and Caspar Hesselager are taking over Lille Vega. Their third album Keep Dreaming, Buddy is heavily inspired by volcano Pico de Tiede on popular Spanish island Tenerife where Carl spent last winter. Most of the album was written somewhere between Tenerife and Denmark, which gives it an international flair that many of us are missing these days. Sounds like a good plan for a Thursday night in March? Get your ticket for 200 DKK. Doors open at 8 pm.





Friday 12th – Saturday 13th March

Copenhagen Sustainability Challenge

Join forces with other students and develop solutions to make Copenhagen a more sustainable city! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of living and the local tourism industry has yet to develop answers to the current situation. Help create new opportunities for sustainable tourism in Copenhagen and learn about innovation processes along the way. No specific qualifications or experiences are required but you need to be a student at bachelor, master, or ph.D. level to participate. You can sign up as an individual and will be paired up in a group of 4-6 people or you sign up with your team. The event will take place online.




Tuesday 16th – Friday 19th March

Green Week at Copenhagen Business School

Discover the opportunities and challenges of the sustainable business ecosystem when international student organization Oikos is hosting its annual Green Week at Copenhagen Business School. The inspiring program covers a wide range of topics and includes events such as an online lecture about fashion after Covid-19 with Jess Fleischer, Founder and CEO of Danish menswear brand Son of a Tailor, and a discussion about food security with Mark Post who stands behind the world’s first hamburger from cultured beef. All lectures, workshops, and discussions will take place online and can be found via Eventbrite.





Tuesday 16th March

French-Canadian evening: Il pleuvait des oiseaux (And the Birds Rained Down) at Cinemateket

Swing by Cinemateket for a taste of rural Quebec when Canada’s ambassador is introducing the celebrated movie And the Birds Rained Down. Louise Archambault’s drama follows Boychuck, Charlie, and Tom, three befriended pensioners who live an isolated life in the Abititi forest in Southwest Quebec. Based on the award-winning Jocelyne Saucier novel, the movie explores the impact of outside intrusions on the lives of the elderly protagonists along with love, friendship, and the heavier topic of euthanasia. The film will be screened with English subtitles and the introduction will be held in English as well as French. From 6:30-10 pm, tickets cost 95 DKK.




Open Mic Stand-Up at Huset KBH

Join for an evening filled with stand-up fun in favor of the Red Cross. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. Tickets cost 25 DKK.





Friday 26th March

Greta at Lille Vega

German-born singer Greta moved to Denmark in 2011 to study at the Conservatory. Since then, she has been part of bands such as Who is Louis and Ida Red, and collaborated with the Faroese singer Teitur. On her debut album Ardent Spring, she combines dreamy tones with strong texts leaving her marks on the Danish pop music scene. Tickets cost 200 DKK and doors open at 9 pm.




Sunday 28th March

Solidarity with Myanmar Event

In solidarity with those who are suffering under the military regime in Myanmar, there will be a march and vigil. The event will start at the Chinese embassy in Copenhagen and will walk to the Little Mermaid, where there will be a candlelight vigil as well as group songs. This event will be well-attended, with around 200 people already expected, so please remember to wear a mask and keep your distance when you participate!


Tuesday 30th March

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? at Husets Biograf

A tale of sibling rivalry between two fading actresses, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane from 1962 is considered one of Hollywood’s most finely crated psychological horror stories. Tickets cost 70 DKK and must be pre-bought via Billetto. Doors open at 6 pm and the screening starts at 7 pm.





Ongoing in March

Cinema history by Cinemateket & The Danish Film Institute

Dive into cinema’s history in this event series by Cinemateket and The Danish Film Institute. Starting with the 1940 on 1st March, you will be guided through the decades all the way to the 1980s. There will be article recommendations, online lectures, and movie screenings. For more information, stay tuned via the Facebook event.




VOID – International Animation Film Festival

VOID is an international film festival dedicated to animation in all its forms and celebrates it as a special tool for storytelling. This year, the festival will feature an online program for the first time. Find more information on the website. Until 25th March.





Jesper Just – Circuits at Statens Museum for Kunst

Renowned Danish artist Jesper Just’s installation is full of circuits: the circuit of bodies, the circuit between music and body, and the circuit between the individual parts of the fragmented image. Electricity, music and bodies, sensitivity, and control: all these aspects shift inside the wider circuit of people, things, and technology. The exhibition will be on display until 31st March.




Miriam Cahn – Me as happening at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

In her first major solo exhibition in Denmark, Miriam Cahn presents an expansive body of work in the entire North Wing of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Encompassing works in chalk, charcoal, pastel and water colour, film, and photography, the exhibition explores the position of women in society today, and their continued worldwide fight for basic rights and equality. Some of the works discredit socially constructed clichés about gender roles, other works interrogate the human body and the dynamics of intimacy, exploring the relationship between sex, violence, and power. Miriam Cahn lives and works in Switzerland. The exhibition will be on display until 4th April.





Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Held annually, the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is known as an important stepping stone for young artists. So if you want to get a feeling for emerging talents within the arts, architecture, design, and crafts, you should mark this exhibition in your calendar. The format has been organized by Charlottenborg Fonden since 1857 and has previously presented works by renowned artists such as Alvar Aalto and Olafur Eliasson. The 2021 jury comprises artist Nina Beier, artist Marie Lund, architect Martin Marker, artisan Iben Høj, and the artist group A Kassen. The exhibition will be on display from 6th March until 4th April.




Anupama Kundoo at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

In the fourth exhibition in “The Architect’s Studio” series, the Indian architect Anupama Kundoo aims to shed light on a scarce resource in our life: time. Constructed as a journey through time, the exhibition explores and integrates traditional Indian building customs, crafts and materials into Kundoo’s current works. The exhibition will be on display until 16th May.





Thomas Hirschhorn – Community of Fragments at Kunstforeningen GL Strand

With his exhibition “Community of Fragments,” Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn is transforming Kunstforeningen GL Strand into something that resembles an abandoned mine, creating an artistic space that the visitor is invited to occupy. Participate in the reconstruction of GL Strand, create sculptures or engage in dialogue in the workshop which is centered in the middle of the exhibition. Until 11th April, you can come by as often as you like, admission is free.




Paul Gauguin – Why are you angry? at Glyptoteket

The special exhibition, “Paul Gauguin – Why Are You Angry?” revisits one of the most mythologised figures in French art, concentrating particularly on the works he created in Tahiti. Get a glimpse into the wold of Paul Gauguin in this exhibition featuring the museum’s collection along with historical material. The exhibition is on display until 16th May.





Kirchner and Nolde up for discussion at Statens Museum for Kunst

In its major spring exhibition, Statens Museum for Kunst puts the spotlight on two giants within modern art. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Emil Nolde became famous for their innovative use of strong colours and bold brushstrokes, often inspired by people, ways of life, and cultures from Africa and Oceania. Now their interpretations of these elements are put up for discussion. What picture did the two powerful artists paint of African or Oceanic cultures? Can art be separated from the abuses of colonial power? And do Kirchner and Nolde still matter to our present-day debates on racism? Rather than offer concerte answers, the exhibition focuses on asking questions and invites you to join the discussion. It is on display until 24th May.





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