What’s On in Copenhagen: March 2023

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It’s that time of the year: the days are undoubtedly getting longer and Copenhageners are slowly but surely awaking from their collective winter hibernation. Every ray of sunshine draws small crowds to street corners, squares, and parks. The city’s pace begins to pick up, even when sudden rain or snow showers seem to set back the advent of spring momentarily.

Get your sunglasses, umbrella, and gloves (yes, you will need them all) and venture out to enjoy everything Copenhagen has to offer this month.

From season openings to film screenings and flea markets, here are the best events in Copenhagen in March:

Thursday 2nd March

Opening night of “Imaginative Quebec”

Join for the opening night of the event series “Imaginative Quebec” at Cinemateket. The film of the night “Bootlegger“ follows the law student Mani as she returns to the Algonquin reservation in northern Quebec where she grew up. The film is screened with English subtitles. Director Caroline Monnet will open the evening with an introduction and you’ll be invited to a glass of wine. The event starts at 7 pm and tickets cost 85 DKK.


The event series “Imaginative Quebec,” puts the spotlight on stories that focus on Canada’s First Nations and Inuit. The different films portray the ongoing fight for their culture, language, and land. Find the program on the website.


Thursday 2nd March

Founder’s Birthday with free admission at Glyptoteket

Carl Jacobsen, the founder of the Glyptotek, was born on 2nd March 1842. To celebrate, the museum offers visitors free admission throughout the day. Take this chance to admire Glyptoteket’s colorful halls alongside its sculptures and other art work. There will be short introductions to the museum’s collection at 11 am, 12 noon, and 1 pm.



Friday 3rd March

Atelier September Housewarming Party

Copenhagen-favorite Atelier September is reopening in a new location: join the housewarming party at Kronprinsessegade 62 from 4 to 8 pm.


Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th March

Pop-up at Design Museum Denmark: Mille Feuille, French Omelette, and Coffee

Format Cafés’s Mateusz Ulman, Psyche Café’s Mati Pichci, and La Cabra Coffee are joining forces to present you the perfect weekend trio: Mille Feuille, French Omelettes, and a good brew. Swing by from 10 am to 3 pm.



Saturday 4th March

Amplifying Action: An Exhibition for Iran at SPACE10

How can creativity and activism support the fight for universal human rights?

Art and Activism Copenhagen is collaborating with Amnesty International to host a fundraising exhibition in support of Iranian people fighting for human rights.

The exhibition will feature works from global artists that respond to the women-led movement, all available to be bought as prints. The proceeds go directly towards Amnesty International’s work with human rights in Iran and the rest of the world. The art will be accompanied by talks and performances by Danish and Iranian artists as well as tastings of traditional Iranian food. The event goes from 5 to 10 pm and is free to attend. You’re encouraged to secure your free ticket in advance. Can’t make it but would like to support the cause? Please consider a direct donation to Amnesty International.


Sunday 5th March

Rita Blå’s flea market

Go on treasure hunt between 11 am and 4 pm. Getting hungry? Take a break at the café. Admission is free.



Monday 6th March

Copenhagen Poetry Club at La Fontaine

Copenhagen Poetry Club is an open mic night focussed on poetry were skilled poets and newcomers alike are welcome to get up on stage and perform 3 minutes.

Simply locate the host Holger Svend Andersson and have your name added to the list if you want to perform on stage.

The bar’s open at 7 pm and the event kicks off at 8 pm. Be there early to save yourself a seat, or a spot on the list.


Wednesday 8th March

International Women’s Day at Vega

Celebrate the progress that has been made and focus on the progress that’s still needed at Vega. There will be a speaker program, theater, standup, concerts, and much more. Learn more and get your ticket via the website. From 6 pm.



Wednesday 8th March

Knitting Cinema: Frida at Cinemateket

For this edition series “Knitting Cinema” and in celebration of International Women’s Day, Cinemateket is screening Julie Taymor’s film about Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

Dive into Frida’s universe while knitting.

Tickets cost 100 DKK include a cocktail from Mikropolis. The event starts at 4:45 pm.


Wednesday 8th March

Housewife Roast

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a special edition of The Caribbean Housewife’s Housewife Roast.

Jamain will serve a four-course menu including her mom’s Johnny Cakes. In the mood for a glass of wine? Add the wine pairing from female producers.

The package deal costs 750 DKK, the 4 course menu alone 450 DKK. Spots go fast so secure yours today. The evening goes from 6 to 11 pm.


Sunday 12th March

Brunch with Paris’ best bars at Ruby

Attention cocktail lovers! If you’re looking for a boozy brunch with a Parisian twist, visit Ruby on Sunday, March 12th between 12 pm to 4 pm.

The acclaimed Copenhagen bar is teaming up with award-winning Parisian bars The Cambridge, Candelaria, and Little Red Door to bring you an exclusive cocktail menu paired with delicious pastries from Hart Bakery.

Each bar will take over different floors of Ruby’s venue, providing a unique blend of Copenhagen and Parisian hospitality. Plus, the cocktails are made with local and sustainable ingredients, so you can feel good about indulging in a little Sunday Funday. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event – it’s walk-ins only, so head over to Nybrogade 10 and get ready to sip some seriously good drinks!



Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th March

Copenhagen Football Film Festival at Husets Biograf

Into football? And film? Then this is for you! Shoot, Copenhagen’s football film festival presents a selection of films about all things football. Learn more on the website.


Thursday 9th March

Wine tasting: Introductory Greek at Oinofilia

Explore the wonderful world of Greek wine with Oinofilia founder Maria. You’ll swirl and taste four wines on four Greek grapes in four different wine styles.

The tasting comes with a side of Maria’s expertise when it comes to the different wine makers and regions, and their similarities as well as differences compared to other European wines.

From 6-7:30 pm. A ticket costs 175 DKK – sign-up with MobilePay ID 776993 with the note “Intro Greek II” as well as your full name and phone number by 6th March. The tickets are limited as the tasting takes place in the cosy but tiny Chapel so you better be fast.



Tuesday 14th March

Beer banko at ÅBEN

Join for the “festival“ edition of ÅBEN’s beer banko. Participation costs 75 DKK, please sign up in advance. From 8 pm.


Wednesday 15th – Sunday 26th March


It’s that time of the year: Copenhagen’s annual documentary film festival CPH:DOX is taking over various location allover the city. The festival is one of the biggest of its kind and has been introducing the audience to Danish and international documentary films for 20 years. Find the program on the website.

Exclusive discount: get 20% off your tickets with the code DOX23.


Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th March

Pop up kitchen by Il Mattarello at ÅBEN Brewery & Tank Bar

Indulge in some delicious pasta in the industrial yet stylish surroundings of ÅBEN’s Brewery & Tank Bar in Kødbyen. Organic and artisan Pasta Lab Il Mattarello will take over the kitchen from Thursday to Saturday, each from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Pasta dishes are available from 129 DKK.



Friday 17th March

Opening of Jeremy Deller: Welcome to the shitshow!

Join the opening of Jeremy Deller’s first exhibition in Scandinavia at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Through film, sculptures, and graphics, the exhbition showcases aspects of documentary that characterize his works.

On display until 6th August.


Friday 17th March

Hangaren: DJ Python, Harrison Heat & Ask Skead

DJ Python AKA Brian Pineyro has been making waves and taking names in New York City since 2016. Whether it is hazy low-fi house and techno, ambient or breakbeat, he’s proven to be not only talented but also versatile. Join for a party night in the industrial surroundings of Hangaren from 11 pm to 6 am.



Wednesday 22nd March

URO: How do we speak about women?

Four experts: one gender researcher, one radio journalist, one language expert, and one diversity consultant – come together to discuss how we speak about women.

How do language, our view on women, and censorship influence the way women engage with and move in society? Join from 7 to 9 pm at Frederiksberg library. The event is in Danish. Learn more and get your tickets via the website.


Thursday 23rd March

Fireboy DML and Store Vega

Under his artist alias Fireboy DML, Adedamola Adefolahan creates what Pitchfork characterizes as “slow-groove pop.” Get ready for a unique combination of American pop and African polyrhythms.

Tickets cost 390 DKK. Doors open at 7 and the concert starts at 8 pm.


Mise en Lumières by ENTERblack: French performance on the facade of the Thott Palace

In connection with the 100th anniversary of the French diplomacy’s presence at Thott Palace, French digital artist collective creates a unique visual and musical performance playing with the architectural lines of its facade. The performance can be seen from Kongens Nytorv from 7:30 to 10 pm.


Friday 24th March – Saturday 25th March

Patagonia Worn Wear Tour in the Meatpacking District

Patagonia’s repair truck stops in Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District! Prolong the lifespan of your wardrobe: simply bring your favorite piece of clothing that needs fixing, Patagonia or not, and let the team do it for you. Yes, for free. First come, first served, and only one item per person. Swing by from 10 am to 6 pm.



Friday 24th March – Sunday 2nd April

Love fragrance? You’re in luck! London-based fragrance house Jo Malone is hosting an exhibition at Magasin København, in the Kong Hans Salen. Awaken all your senses and learn about scents, ingredients, and the universe of Jo Malone. This is a must-do for perfume lovers. The exhibition is open from 10 am – 8 pm daily.


Friday 24th March

Season opening at Reffen

Copenhagen’s favorite street food market is opening for the season. Come for food, drinks, and one of the best sunset views in the city. Learn more on the website.


Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th March

Outdoor flea market at Lokomotivværkstedet

Need to stock up on outdoor gear or get rid of a few items that haven’t seen nature in a while? Come to Lokomotivværkstedet between 10 am and 5 pm. Stalls are free, learn more via the Facebook event.


Saturday 25th March

Vintro takeover at Vivant

A wine lover’s dream come true: Join when Vintro is popping some of their best bottles in neighbor Vivant’s cosy bar. From 2 pm to midnight.


Paella Cósmica at Absalon

Copenhagen’s hot new gathering concept Paella Cósmica is back for another round – this time at Absalon. Get ready to fill your stomach with delicious vegetarian paella while a talented crew of DJs makes sure you get your groove on. On top of it all, there’ll be an art exhibition by Mattia Maso x MARBLESS. You can choose between three different time slots for dinner, 5 pm, 6:30 pm, and 8 pm.

No matter which slot you go for, you’re welcome to come by from 4 pm and the DJs are playing from 5 pm but your food will only be served at the time you’ve booked. Tickets cost 150 DKK.



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Kay Litzinger

Kay is a creative multi-hyphenate with a focus on lifestyle and travel. After growing up in Germany and stints in Stockholm and Mexico City, he's now based in Copenhagen. He loves to explore new cities, one cup of coffee or glass of wine at a time. Get a sneak peek at @kayltr.