What’s On in Copenhagen: November 2022

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As the days are getting darker by the minute, it’s time to embrace hygge and to find refuge in Copenhagen’s museums and stellar dining scene. Fog and rain might make it tempting to stay inside but the Danish capital’s event calendar is filled with exciting reasons to brace the weather and venture out.

From exhibitions to parties to film screenings and the first Christmas markets, here are the best events in Copenhagen in November.

Tuesday 1st – Monday 7th November

Husk Mig – Day of the Dead Festival

Inspired by the Mexican tradition of honoring the dead each year on 1st and 2nd November, the festival “Husk Mig (Remember Me)” celebrates death as a part of life. There will be film screenings, performances, exhibitions, workshops, literature, a children’s program, and more. Find the full program and more information on the website of CKultura.



Friday 4th November

J Dag

J Dag or J Day, celebrates the arrival of julebryg: every year on the first Friday in November, Tuborg releases the limited edition Christmas brew.

Many Danes have marked this day with a big cross in their calendars and make sure to head to their local bodega or store as soon as the beer is launched at 8:59 pm.

Julebryg is only available for ten weeks and yet, it’s the fourth most popular beer in Denmark which says a lot. So go ahead and get a taste while you can.


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Opening of Spanish Film Weeks at Cinemateket

Join the opening of Spanish Film Weeks, presented by Cinemateket and the Spanish Ambassador in Copenhagen. The opening film is “Mediterraneo: The law of the sea“. Set against the backdrop of the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean Sea, it tells the story of two Spanish life guards who set up a rescue team in order to help refugees at risk.

The film will be shown with English subtitles. After the screening, there’ll be a reception with an introduction to the film in the Asta Bar. The event starts at 7 pm. Tickets cost 100 DKK.



Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th November

Arctic Festival

Dive into the arctic world with debates, activities, and much more. Find the full program on the festival website.


Saturday 5th November

Rave at Glentevej

Drum & Bass Klubben have teamed up with Redline Warrior to bring you a rave in Nørrebro. The party starts at 10 pm and goes until the early hours. Entry costs 80 DKK.



Design & Christmas Market

Get a head start on gifts for the holidays with travel accessories from Nomad, wine from Sæsonmelier and more right next to Copenhagen City Hall. From 11 am to 5 pm.


Sunday 6th November

Danish on a Sunday: Rose at Cinemateket

Under the headline “Danish on a Sunday“, Cinemateket screens Danish classics or new productions with English subtitles, the perfect opportunity for non-Danish speakers to dive into the world of Danish cinema or simply brush up their language skills.

“Rose“ follows the two sisters Ellen and Inger on a coach trip to Paris. After Inger reveals to the rest of the passengers that she’s struggling with mental health issues, the two are met with a mix of pity and discrimination. On arrival in Paris, it soon becomes clear that Inger has a hidden agenda, ultimately, involving the entire group in her hunt for answers. The film is screened from 2:15 pm to 4 pm.



Tuesday 8th November

Film university; Taxi Driver at Cinemateket

With the series “Film university“, film and media studies from Copenhagen University are showing cinematic icons at Cinemateket, including an introduction by one of the university’s experts. Join to dive into the world of Taxi Driver, an American movie from 1976 featuring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster among others. From 9:15 am.


Wednesday 9th November

Pictures From the Life of Bosnia and Herzegovina at Husets Biograf

Directed by Mustafa Mustafic, this film is, first of all, meant to remember authors who are no longer with us but who left their mark on the development of Bosnian cinema. The screening starts at 6:30 pm and tickets cost 90 DKK.



Afro Vibes with The Caribbean Housewife

Enjoy an Afro-Caribbean dinner with The Caribbean Housewife’s four-course menu. In the mood for wine? Add the wine pairing with four glasses of natural wine with a focus on women producers. DJ John Vincent will take care of the tunes so you might wan to wrap up the evening with a post-dinner dance. Tickets cost 450 DKK, the wine pairing 350 DKK. From 6-11 pm.


Thursday 10th November

Dans Dans at Husets Musikcaféen

Ready for some spacy rock ‘n’ roll jazz from the instrumental trio Dans Dans from Belgium? After having been a fixture on the jazz café circuit in Brussels for years, the trio rose to true success with their self-produced debut album in 2012. Since then they’ve released four more albums, the latest one last year. Come and experience them live from 8 pm to 1 am. Tickets cost 120 DKK.



Friday 11th November

Hangaren: Call Super and Tine Valentin

Hangaren is a former hangar turned into a party space and electronic nightclub on Refshaleøen. Join the party when Call Super and Tine Valentin are taking over the decks. From 11 pm until the early morning. Entry costs 160 DKK.


God Goes Deep: USMIFKA at The Royal Opera

Join and experience the Bulgarian choir tradition when the female choir USMIFKA performs in the foyer of The Royal Opera. Entry is free but please register your ticket in advance. Doors open at 7 and the performance starts at 8 pm.


Thursday 17th November

Beaujolais nouveau at Bar Vivant

It’s that time of the year again – traditionally, Beaujolais nouveau is released for sale on the third Thursday of November. After it’s been fermented for only a few weeks, distributors race to get the first bottles to the market. Celebrate the end of the harvest season and taste some of this year’s first wines in good company at neighborhood favorite Bar Vivant. There’ll be hotdogs in case all the wine makes you hungry. From 5 pm.



Friday 18th – Sunday 19th November

Christmas Market at Supermarco

Lovers of Italian food, this one’s for you – enjoy and buy Italian Christmas classics like Panettone or Christmas beer alongside other delicacies at Supermarco’s Italian Christmas Market.


Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th November

Layers – a perforative tour of the Hirschensprung Gallery

Layers is hybrid between the site-specific artwork and a familiar tour to visit Den Hirschsprungske Samling and special exhibition on Ejnar Nielsen. Experience contemporary artists be inspired and in dialogue with the collection.

Choose between a Danish or English language performance including dance, storytelling, sound installations, and more. From 3-4:30 pm. Tickets cost 150 DKK. Can’t make it? There will be more performances on the weekend 26th/27th November.



Saturday 19th November

Paella Cosmica at ÅBEN Kødbyen

Paella meets tunes and good vibes at the second edition of “Paella Cosmica”. The new gathering concept combines gastronomy with DJ sets – get ready for a galaxy of freedom and flavors with a side of disco and contemporary house in the industrial surroundings of ÅBEN Kødbyen. Roberto (Rob Medina) and David (Divad Yaya), the duo behind “Paella Cosmica”, started the project with the intention to connect people and cultures through a gastronomic and music journey. The first edition was a banging success so better be there in time – the event starts at 12 noon and paella is served from 1 pm until sold out. Stick around for drinks and a dance until 11 pm.


Catalan film evening: The Odd Job Men with after party at Asta Bar

Following the daily life of a group of handymen in Barcelona, this film humorously addresses some of life’s big questions. The film is screened at 7 pm and the evening is rounded off with drinks at Astra Bar.


Astronomy on Tap at Husets Stardust

This free series is focused on making the latest research in astronomy and space accessible to the public. The Universe is big and dark. So it’s no wonder there are some monsters lurking in the shadows. In this edition of “Astronomy on Tap“, you will get to know planets that are so hot even stone evaporates as well as quasars which are some of the brightest objects in the Universe. From 6:30 to 11 pm.



Veras Market in Nørrebrohallen

Freshen up your autumn wardrobe with preloved items at Veras Market. Nørrebrohallen will be filled with over 80 private stalls as well as Veras own stall. Want to put one up yourself? Tables are available for 590 DKK. From 10 am to 3 pm.


Tuesday 22nd November

Worldcup: Denmark vs. Tunisia

Watch Denmark’s first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 against Tunisia. Join the public viewing at Absalon at 2 pm. Find all other matches that will be shown on the website.



Thursday 24th November

Deki Alem at Vega’s Ideal Bar

Swedish twin duo Deki Alem made waves when launching its debut EP earlier this year. Now the two are coming to Copenhagen. Get ready for their unique blend of hiphop, pop, drum ’n‘ bass, and punk. Doors open at 7 and the concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets cost 165 DKK.


Friday 25th November

The Wands at Husets Xenon

Danish psych band The Wands is back! After six years of absence, the band is celebrating its reunion where their debut and farewell concert took place. This evening the band invites you to the celebration of the 10th anniversary of “Hello I Know The Blow You Grow Is Magic,“ an EP that caused a great stir on both the Danish and European psych scene. From 8 to 11 pm. Tickets cost 150 DKK or 75 DKK with a valid student ID.



Grand Opening: ÅBEN Brewery & Tank Bar

You might remember ÅBEN from their summer popup in the Meatpacking District – now you can enjoy beer and good vibes all year round. Join the opening celebration with DJs, silent disco, food, new beer releases, and more. From 4 pm until late.


Wednesday 30th November

Louisiana Lecture: Driving cars, dancing naked, graduating in the arts at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

In Germany of the 1920s, the term “Die Neue Frau“(The New Woman) was coined alongside its signature look featuring the “Bubikopf“ (a striking bob haircut), expressing the fundamental change that the public image of women in Western societies was undergoing at the time.

In this lecture, Professor Patrick Rössler, expert for Germany in the 1920s, will address which role the mass media played in the subversion of gender norms, for example, by depicting women driving cars, dancing naked, or becoming artists.

The event is related to the exhibition “The cold gaze – Germany in the 1920s.”



Ongoing Events in Copenhagen

Spanish Film Weeks at Cinemateket

From 10th November until 23rd December, Cinemateket and the Spanish Ambassador in Copenhagen present the best of Spanish cinema.

Find the full program on the website.


Christmas lunch at Reffen

Get up close with the traditional Danish Christmas lunch, often enjoyed in the evening – a long dinner turned party with plenty of food, drinks (including snaps), and good company. Reffen’s Werkstatt is hosting Christmas parties from 18th November. So book your table and get ready to hit the dance floor.



Lee Lozano: The Ultimate Metaphor is a Mirror at Kunstforeningen GL Strand

One of the pioneers on New York’s experimental art scene in the 1960s, Lee Lozano rose to international recognition for the energy of her works, her daring figures, and her investigation of the body as well as related issues of gender. The exhibition will be on display from 17th September until 13th November.


Svend Sømod: Resonance and Harmony at Kunstforeningen GL Strand

Young Danish artist Svend Sømod (born 1992) is particularly interested in translating theoretical mathematical information into aesthetic sensory form. The exhibition ‘Resonance and Harmony’ consists of two audiovisual installations that take their point of departure in algorithm-based compositions created by Svend Sømod and produce a kind of music. Experience this exhibition until 13th November.



The Art of Conserving a Masterpiece at Glyptoteket

Glyptoteket’s collection comprises of objects that cover 6000 years of art and culture. This makes the conservation of these pieces critical.

How do museums shield their collections against the impact of the passage of time? And what considerations, challenges – maybe even dangers – does the conservation of a masterpiece entail in the endeavour to ensure that it will bring joy to people both now and in the future?

This exhibition looks at the work of a conservator, concentrating on how they assess the condition of a work, formulate a diagnosis, and decide on the treatment. It will be on display until 31st December.


Alex Da Corte: Mr Remember at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Working in the intersection between design and visual culture, Alex Da Corte conquers space with color. Louisiana presents the first in-depth exhibition of the Venezuelan-American artist’s work in Europe.

A mix of early and new works is exhibited while specially designed floors, brightly colored walls, neon lights, and characteristic scents create the feeling of a parallel reality.

The exhibition will be on display until 8th January.



Warhol, Opie, Sherman, Klein at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Four icons of the art world, some classics and some more contemporary, are taking over Louisiana’s East Wing. Experience the works of Andy Warhol, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, and Yves Klein all exhibited together.

They will be on display until 8th January.


Post-Capital: Art and the Economics of the Digital Age

The catalyst system is both, dependent on and threatened by technological progress. Taking this inherent paradox as a starting point, ‘Post-Capital’ brings together works of sculpture, painting, photography, video, and performance that address the nature of production, consumption, and wealth.

The exhibition will be on display until 15th January.



Connections – Danish artists from Ex-Yugoslavia at Statens Museum for Kunst

Experience leading Danish artists with Yugoslavian backgrounds explore topics such as war, migration, asylum politics, and the feeling of home. In 2022, exactly 30 years have passed since Denmark received 20,000 refugees from the wars in the former federate country of Yugoslavia, primarily from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In the 1990s, the wars sent over half a million people into exile, creating what was at the time the most challenging refugee situation in Europe since World War II. Many of those refugees subsequently chose to stay in Denmark, and today the Danish contemporary art scene includes several prominent artists from the former Yugoslavia.

For this exhibition, SMK is bringing together political and deeply personal works by seven of them. It will be on display until 19th February.


Honey Biba Beckerlee: Digital Matters at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

With “Digital Matters“, Honey Biba Beckerlee examines connections and entanglements across there spheres of geology, technology, and biology. The exhibition consists of a series of sculptural installations for which the artist utilizes cable drums, microchip waste, wires, and more. It will be on splay until 19th February.



Cao Fei: Asia One at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Chinese artist Can Fei is especially known for her multimedia installations that reflect on the current state of Chinese society and how it shapes her generation. In her carefully staged films, she portrays a China divided between past and present, between its history and a yearning for all things new.

The film “Asia One“ follows the two only human beings employed at a giant sorting centre. Surrounded by a highly efficient infrastructure, the two appear to feel closer to the machines and robots around them than to each other but then bond gradually as they begin to rebel against the sorting centre’s efficiency and predictability.

The film installation will be on display until 19th February.


The Cold Gaze – Germany in the 1920s at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! This exhibition sends you on a sweeping journey through the roaring and explosive 1920s in the Weimar Republic, a time of crises and turbulence but also artistic innovation and hedonism. After the First World War, German society experienced poverty and political unrest, but also a short-lived flourishing of democracy with a rich cultural life and sense of freedom. The Weimar Republic came to an abrupt end with the Nazi takeover in 1933.

Louisiana’s large-scale autumn exhibition takes up the entire South Wing and mixes painting, drawing, photography, architecture, design, film, theater, literature, and music. From 14th October until 19th February.



Matisse: The Red Studio at Statens Museum for Kunst

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) is one of the greatest masters and most well known artists of the 20th century. This autumn, SMK in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art in new York reunites reunite an iconic masterpiece, “The Red Studio“, with all the works of art depicted in the painting.

Painted in 1911, “The Red Studio“ is considered a key painting in his oeuvre and a foundational piece in the history of modern art.

Come see for yourself – the exhibition will be on display until 26th February.


Public art on Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads: Oak Stacks by Sean Scully

In connection with the new exhibition at Thorvaldsens Museum, Irish-American artist Sean Scully has created three wood towers which have been installed just outside the museum on Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads. The art work references both, Denmark’s history as a seafaring nation as well as Thorvaldsens return from Italy to Copenhagen in 1838.

The towers have been created from local oak trees and wood found during archeological excavations on Papirøen where it has been part of its fundament.

Combine your stroll along the canals with some world class art – the sculpture will be on display until March 2023.



Sean Scully at Thorvaldsens Museum

World-renowned artist Sean Scully is taking over Thorvaldsen’s Museum, utilizing the museum in its entirety. In his first ever Danish solo-show, Scully is creating large-scale, site-specific sculptures specifically for the museum, working with the interaction of architecture, colors, and the surroundings of Thorvaldens Museum.

The exhibition will be on display from 2nd September to 5th March 2023.


The future is present at Design Museum Denmark

Under the headline “The future is present“, Design Museum Denmark explores the role of design in shaping the future. Following the three themes Human, Society, and Planet+, the exhibition asks questions, proposes scenarios, and shows examples while putting a focus on creating conversations rather than providing concrete answers. It will be on display until 1st June 2023.





Family tour at The Royal Theatre

On selected Saturdays and Sundays, the Royal Ballet opens its doors for the entire family. Pull back the curtain and experience the magical world of ballet and opera. The tour is suitable for children from four to 12 years and takes 75 minutes. Tickets are available from 60 DKK.


The Happiness Museum

Learn more about well-being and the good life as well as why the Nordics regularly rank among the happiest countries in the world. The Happiness Museum has been created by the Happiness Research Institute, a think tank focusing on wellbeing, happiness, and quality of life.

Swing by every Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Fancy an in-depth read about the topic? In The Little Book of Hygge, Happiness Research Institute’s CEO Meik Wiking introduces you to this cornerstone of Danish culture and gives tips on how to incorporate it into your own life.



New Carlsberg Glyptotek Concerts

Experience a curated program of concerts among the Roman statues of Glyototeket. Every Sunday from 12 noon to 1 pm. Tickets cost 180 DKK and include entry to the museum throughout the day.



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Kay Litzinger

Kay grew up in Germany and, after a stint in Sweden, came to Copenhagen for his studies. He loves to explore new cities, one cup of coffee or glass of wine at a time. Get a sneak peek at @kayltr.