What’s On in Copenhagen: May 2022

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As the weather warms up and the sun stays out, Copenhagen events really get going. The longer days mean there’s more to do, including outdoor events, festivals, and much more. Enjoy an exciting exhibition, and make sure to take part in the May 1st celebrations to honor International Workers’ Day!

Here are the best events in Copenhagen this May:

Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May

Opening weekend Åben Pop Up

Welcome the warmer season at the opening weekend of Danish brewery ÅBEN’s Pop-Up in the Meatpacking District. Enjoy some beers under the open sky and spin the sun to win drinks, buckets hats, event tickets, and much more. From 3 – 11pm.


Views of nature at Galleri 9

With “Views of nature,” Danish artist Jacob Morell invites the viewer to look at our natural surroundings from different perspectives. The title of the exhibition is a nod to the work of Alexander von Humboldt. Admire Morell’s collection of fine art photography prints Friday between 11 am and 5 pm, Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm, and Sunday between 1 and 5 pm.



Sunday 1st May

International Workers’ Day

1st May is International Workers’ Day. Celebrate labor activism and solidarity in Fælledparken. Not quite sure what this is all about? Read up on the history of International Workers’ Day here.


Grønt Marked on Refshaleøen

Grønt Marked is back on Refshaleøen with the first market of the season. Combine your Sunday stroll with some grocery shopping from selected producers and meet the people behind what will end up on your plate. Grønt Marked takes place every first Sunday of the month just outside of Lille Bakery and every third Sunday of the month on Guldberg Byplads. Swing by from 10 am to 3 pm.



Tuesday 3rd May

Montmartre at Huset KBH’s Stardust: Sophia HP

Events at Copenhagen’s jazz venue Montmartre are temporarily taking place at other venues in the city, such as Huset KBH’s Stardust. Join when Sophia HP blends folk, jazz, pop and singer/songwriter in a way that is uniquely hers. Doors open at 8:30 pm and the concert starts at 9 pm. Tickets cost 100 DKK and students under the age of 26 receive a 50% discount.


Wednesday 4th May

Flow of Sound and Silence at Yoga Feeling Dragør

Experience meditation and meditative singing under the guidance of Bella-Aurora, Kåre Troelsen, and Mads Wæhrens. Tickets cost 100 DKK – please secure your spot in advance. Find more information via the Facebook event.



Art Hub Film Club: Anti-Ethnography at Husets Biograf

For the third time, Art Hub invites you to experience a film programme presented and curated by the artist Adam Khalil. This evening is dedicated to the relationship of Indigenous people and cameras. Since cameras were first invented, they have been wielded against Indigenous people. In contrast, the works assembled for this screening explore the power of Indigenous people claiming the camera for themselves. The programme begins at 7:30 pm but doors and the café open from 6:30 pm. Admission is free but it’s recommended to reserve a seat by taking out a free ticket.


Saturday 7th May

Exploring creative connections by the harbour with Assemble Theatre Collective

Interested in learning more about the behind-the-scenes of theatre productions? Join to meet local theatre makers of Assemble Theatre Collective who are working together to create a site specific theatre piece about real life perspectives from around Copenhagen’s harbour. The event is free and takes place from 3:45 to 4:45 pm. Stay tuned via the Facebook event.



Greta at Lille Vega

Germany-born Greta moved to Denmark in 2011 in order to study at the Conservatory. Over the last years, she has been collaborating with various artists but now, she’s focusing on her own music. Experience an adventurous blend of 80s synth, pop, and electric grooves at Lille Vega. Doors open at 8 pm and the concert starts at 9 pm. Tickets cost 225 DKK.


Sunday 8th May

DAC Copenhagen Architecture Run

Discover Copenhagen’s architecture from an entirely new perspective – while running. Copenhagen Architecture Run leads you through alleys, gardens, parks, and buildings that are usually not open to the public. There are three different race types to chose from, 5k walk, 5k run, and 10k run – so there’s something for everyone. Participation costs 295 DKK for adults and 150 DKK for children up to the age of 17 years.



Danish on a Sunday: From the wild sea at Cinemateket

This poetic documentary explores the relationships between humans and wild animals of the ocean. As climate change fuels violent weather across the seas, European network of marine animal rescue volunteers are working tirelessly to rescue coastal wildlife from life-threatening oil and plastic.The film is screened with English subtitles at 2:15 pm.


Tuesday 10th May

Alzheimer evening at Cinemateket: Screening of “The Father” & talk

Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins play a daughter-father duo faced with the father’s Alzheimer. The evening will start with an introduction by Else Hansen from the Alzheimer association. After that, the film will be screened with Danish subtitles. From 4:30 pm. Tickets are available for 100 DKK.



Wednesday 11th May

GRO & Mute State at RUST

Two staples of Copenhagen’s nightlife scene are joining forces: Together, RUST and Culture Box are presenting the electronic music talents GRO and Mute State. The fun starts at 8 pm and tickets cost 135 DKK.


Housewife Roast

Take this last chance to sample the Housewife Roast spring menu! Enjoy four delicious courses with natural wine pairings from women producers for 350 DKK (+250 DKK for 3 glasses of wine). Tickets are moving fast as usual so better be quick.



Thursday 12th May

Open call for DJs: 8 new DJs play at Culture Box

In April, Culture Box hosted an open call, giving eight DJs the chance to play at the venue. Experience the selection from 10 pm. Tickets are available for 100 DKK.


Latrinalia – toilet art in Copenhagen at Huset KBH’s Stardust

Organised by a group of students from RUC, this exhibition explores the phenomenon of art found on toilet walls in bodegas and other spaces associated with Copenhagen nightlife. Swing by for a browse and grab a beer at the bar if you like, entry is free. From 7-9 pm.



Friday 13th to Sunday 15th May

Copenhagen Salsa Festival

Come and enjoy world class shows and performances at Copenhagen Salsa Festival. Ready to get your groove on? Join one of the 40 dance workshops, covering Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Bachata sensual, and Dominican Bachata Boogaloo. There will also be three social dancing parties. Sounds like a blast? Find more information on the Facebook page.


Friday 13th May

Nicklas Sahl at Store Vega

Embark on a journey to Nicklas Sahl’s pop universe. Since his debut in 2018, Nicklas has established himself as a popular figure in the Danish music universe. Following hits like “Four Walls” and “New Eyes,” he recently released his new single “Stand Out Be Special.” Experience him at Store Vega. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets cost 295 DKK.



Sunday 15th May

Concert: Ida Duelund in the culture tower

Join for an extra special concert experience – overlooking Copenhagen’s harbor. In this intimate setting, Ida Duelund will treat you to a solo with contrabass and vocals. There are two concerts, one at 8 pm and one at 9 pm. The doors open 20 minutes before each. Tickets are available for 100 DKK via Billetto.


Grønt Marked on Guldberg Byplads

Buy groceries from local producers and get inspired to try out new recipes with seasonal ingredients at the Nørrebro edition of popular Grønt Marked. A selection of farmers and producers put up their stalls every thurd Sunday of the month between 10 am and 3 pm.



Saturday 21st May

Latin Party by Copenhagen Salsa Academy

Dive into the rhythms of Latin America and dance to Salsa and Bachata with Copenhagen Salsa Academy. The evening will be kicked doff with a workshop at 7:30 pm and the party starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets for workshop and party cost 185 DKK, only for the party 70 DKK.


Sunday 22nd May

Flea market outside Øksnehallen

Go on treasure hunt outside Øksnehallen in the heart of Vesterbro from 9 am to 4 pm.



Wednesday 25th – Saturday 27th May

Talk Town

Talk Town provides a democratic platform to discuss feminism and gender equality. It understands itself as a “a town for conversations” or “a forum for dialogue across professional and personal experience.” Learn from and engage with activists and experts from grassroots movements, organisations, business, education, and more. Find more information on the website.


Friday 27th – Sunday 29th May

BLOOM Festival

This free, open-air festival takes place in the historic Copenhagen park of Søndermarken. The idea of the festival is to help us reflect on nature, science, and ourselves. There are events for adults and kids alike, talks, films, and more. See the full program here.


Sunday 29th May

Mr. Singapore at Cinemateket

This 70s crime drama by Peter Bogdanovich follows hustler-turned-pimp Jack Flowers. Following his ambitions to open a luxury brothel in Singapore, he runs into trouble with the Chinese mafia. Today, “Mr. Singapore” is regarded as one of Bogdanovich’s best movies. At the time of its release, it didn’t get the recognition it deserved, partly due to explicit scenes that feature trans women as well as homosexual men. It will be screened with Danish subtitles at 7 pm.



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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.