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 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.
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
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.”
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