Fog is hanging over the water, the trees are letting go of their last colorful leaves, and candles are lit on window sills: November in Copenhagen can be very cinematic or depressing, depending on who you ask (and for how many weeks it’s been pouring down). As autumn is going into its final round and before the pre-holiday frenzy begins, this is the perfect time to visit all the exhibitions you’ve been bookmarking and to enjoy the broad range of events that’s taking place this month.
From exhibitions to parties to movie screenings to workshops, here’s what you should have on your radar in November:
Friday 13th October – Sunday 5th November
Take this last chance to experience a very special pop up restaurant: Michelin starred chef Dennis Huwaë and his team from Amsterdam’s Daalder have been taking over the Japanese Pagoda in the Tivoli Gardens. Drawing inspiration from his Moluccan roots as well as Dutch and French cuisines, Dennis Huwaë has created his own personal style that’s brought him a Michelin star as well as rank #64 of The Best Chef Awards Top 100 in 2021. The lunch menu features four courses as well as four bites and the dinner menu ten courses. Tickets cost 900 and 1350 DKK respectively. Book your table via the website and be fast, spots fill up quickly.
Thursday 2nd November
Flatlist Eyewear Store Opening
Popular Copenhagen eyewear brand Flatlist is opening the doors to its new Flagship store, studio, and office space at Kronprinsensgade 6B. Created in collaboration with Danish design duo Krøyer-Sætter Lassen, the space is meant to transcend traditional boundaries and to promote community, allowing for experiences that go beyond shopping.
Friday 3rd – Monday 6th November
Get some holiday gifts sorted or treat yourself to something nice when NN.07 and VINNY’s team up for an archive sale. Expect up to 70% off shirts, chinos, jackets, loafers, and everything in between. Learn more and find the opening hours via the event.
Friday 3rd November
Celebrate the opening of the annual exhibition “Young Danish Photography” and get a sense of Denmark’s up and coming artist scene. The exhibition features six artists and five photography projects. On the opening night, there’ll be artist talks from 5-9 pm and from 8 pm, there’ll be an after party at ÅBEN.
Christmas at Magasin du Nord
Get your holiday spirits started when Magasin du Nord is opening the pre-holiday season with a festive celebration. There’ll be an art opening, showcasing the work of artist Amanda Lilholt that she exclusively created for Magasin du Nord, as well as surprises. Goodie members receive this year’s Journal magazine with a little gift. From 4 pm.
Escape the cold and darkness to sunny Greece, at least from a culinary perspective. Foodoir serves Meze as well as Gyros made from lamb from Møn, rounded off with dessert while the Oinofilia team keeps you hydrated with Greek wine. Doors open at 6 pm and dinner is served at 7 pm. Tickets for the three-course menu cost 350 DKK. Spots are limited so you better be fast.
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th November
Learn more about all things arctic, from culture to history to travel opportunities when the Arctic Festival is taking over Nordatlantens Brygge.
Saturday 4th November
God Goes Deep is known for its immersive musical experience that combine ambience and classical music in a variety of places allover the city. From 7 to 10 pm, music will fill the foyer of The Royal Opera. Admission is free but please secure your ticket in advance.
Sunday 5th November
Bring your family and get creative. From mugs to bowls, there’re plenty of options to practice your ceramics skills and perhaps even create some holiday gifts ahead of time. The workshop stretches over three Sundays, 5th, 12th, and 19th November. Tickets cost 300 DKK for children up to the age of 13 and 550 DKK for adults. Learn more on the website.
Wednesday 8th November
Watch cult classic “The Swimming Pool” (La Piscine) when Institut Francais and Cinemateket invite for a special and very French evening: before and after the screening of the iconic film starring Alain Delon, Jane Birkin, and Romy Schneider, DJ Mademoiselle will be playing vinyls from 60s chanson and beat period. Add some French wine courtesy of the Institut Francais and you’re in for a treat. The film will be screened with English subtitles and the event starts at 7 pm. Tickets are available for 105 DKK.
Friday 10th November
Kick off the weekend with live techno in the laid-back surroundings of Motopol. To say it with the organizers’ words “Expect up-close live sets designed for late nights on the dance floor and early morning catharsis.” Sounds good? Sounds great! Get your presale ticket and add a membership to DC Social Club if you like, granting early access and reduced prices to upcoming events. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for the indecisive. From 10 pm to 5 am.
Tuesday 14th November
Science and Cocktails: Artificial intelligence in science and the science in artificial intelligence
AI is all the rage these days. What can artificial intelligence do? What jobs will it replace? What will it be good for? Max Welling, an artificial intelligence researcher, director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Amsterdam, and author of “About Living with Artificial Intelligence” will answer all your questions about artificial intelligence. Before Nicolai Kornerup will play Nordic Jazz. Doors open at 7 pm and the program starts at 8 pm. The event will be held at DR Koncerthuset.
Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th November
Creative Workshop with Atelier Cph at Audo
Create your own original paper art piece with Atelier Cph in the beautiful surroundings of Audo House. Under the guidance of Sara from Atelier Cph, you’ll first complete three small assignments and then make your very own art piece. So satisfied that it has to go up on the wall as soon as possible? You’ll be able to buy a frame right on the spot, for 20% off. There’ll be one workshop each day, from 5-7:30 pm. Tickets cost 388 DKK and include a glass of wine as well as snacks. Sign up via Audo’s website.
Wednesday 15th November
Cities of the Future: Architect Lina Ghotmeh in conversation with Malene Ratcliffe and Kaspar Bonnén at Nikolaj Kunsthal
In connection with the group exhibition “Kunstnernes København” (The Artists’ Copenhagen) at Nikolaj Kunsthal, French-Libanese architect Lina Ghotmeh speaks about her work and vision for the city’s future. Together with Malene Ratcliffe from SUPERFLEX and artist Kaspar Bonnén, she’ll discuss the role that art and architecture can play in the pursuit to make cities more sustainable and inclusive. Tickets cost 50 DKK and include one glass of wine. From 4-6 pm.
For the second time, the Housewife Roast takes place as an ode to Julia Child. With her 60s television series “The French Chef” she introduced French cuisine to many. Inspired by her cooking, this edition’s menu will be a contemporary and vegetarian interpretation of Julia Child’s culinary world, following The Caribbean Housewife’s signature style. As usual, the four-course dinner is available with a natural wine or kombucha pairing. From 6-10 pm. Regular tickets cost 850 DKK, book before 5th November and secure your seat for 680 DKK.
Friday 17th November
Ever heard of paintmapping? Combining light, painting, and music to one captivating experience, the French artists JA Dupont and Jules Guissart engage in a creative dialogue. On top of that, there’ll be French wine as well as dj set by DJ oqbqbo to enjoy. The evening starts at 8 pm and admission is free but please reserve your free ticket in advance via Billetto. This event is presented by French Institut and LiteraturHaus.
Sunday 19th November
RAVE Yoga x Sisterhood Circle
Wellness concept RAVE Yoga and female community The Sisterhood are teaming up for a magical morning surrounded by the artworks at Brigade Gallery. First, Helen, the founder of RAVE, will guide through an expressive yoga class that connects body and mind. The class prepares for the following sharing circle, focusing on embodiment, self-love, and intimacy, facilitated by leadership coach Victoria. The event is open for everyone who identifies as female, no prior sharing circle or yoga experience is required. Coffee and light snacks as well as equipment will be provided, simply come in activewear. From 10 am -12:30 pm. Spots are limited – book yours via [email protected].
Go on treasure hunt for yourself or loved ones, perhaps even get some holiday gifts sorted already. The flea market takes place in Kulturhus Indre By so there’s no reason to worry about the weather. From 10 am to 3 pm.
Dive into the world of Danish cinema: with its ongoing series “Danish on a Sunday,” Cinemateket aims to make contemporary Danish films accessible to an international audience. All movies are screened with English subtitles. “Apolonia, Apolonia” is a facsinating portrait of the woman of the same name over a timespan of 13 years. Born in an underground theater group in Paris and having grown up in an artists’ community, Apolonia could be seen as the posterchild of a bohemian existence. In her 20s, she studied at the prestigeous art school Beaux-Arts de Paris and becomes a painter. Among other aspects, this film also sheds a light on what it means to be a woman painter today. The film is screened at 2:15 pm.
Monday 20th November
Get your Monday dose of music when Laura Misch is playing at Ideal Bar. Her new album “Sample in the sky” is an ode to care and creating connection with the world. Beautifully melancholic yet catchy, Laura draws on her own experiences for the songs. Doors open 7 pm and the concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets cost 175 DKK.
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th November
Take a little weekend trip out of the city and to the neighboring town of Dragør when the Christmas market is taking over its picturesque streets. The market will be held every weekend from now until including 16/17th December from 12 to 5 pm.
Tuesday 28th November
Look behind the scenes of popular music venue Vega and learn about its history. Since the functionalist building designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen first opened its doors in 1956, every corner has been dedicated to community, art, and culture. What started out as a center of the Danish labor movement is today Denmark’s leading concert venue with over 400 events annually. Go on a tour with Vega historian Nikolaj Muldkjær to learn more and hear some unique anecdotes. The tour starts in front of the tickert office at 5:30 pm and ends with a free drink.
Baserange Textile Recycling Event
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to illness. We will be sure to update if the event is rescheduled.
Danish-French brand Baserange is hosting a talk on textile recycling at their Copenhagen boutique at Store Kongensgade 95. Tina Winberg from Københavns Kommune will discuss how and where textile can be recycled, and the talk will include ways to reduce textile waste. This event is open to all; it starts at 11 am. Grab a few drinks, bites, and learn something new!
Ongoing in November
Get your fix of fresh, seasonal produce and meet the people who grow it: Grønt Market’s mission is it to build a strong connection and community between farmers and eaters. There’re four editions each month: on the first Sunday of the month, the market stalls are put up in front of Lille Bakery on Refshaleøen, every second Sunday at Liatuens Plads in Vesterbro, every third Sunday at Skjolds Plads in Nørrebro, and every fourth Sunday in Aksel Møllers Have in Frederiksberg. Always from 10 am to 3 pm.
Dive into the world of French cinema: every Monday, Institut Francais presents a selected French movie in the cosy ambience of old school cinema Grand Teatret. The screenings start at 7 pm and are in original language with English subtitles. Find the program on the website.
HVISK Archive Pop-Up Shop
Looking for a playful, colorful handbag that’s also made with environmentally-friendly materials (vegan leather made rom recycled plastic, as well as recycled nylon)? Check out Danish handbag brand HVISK’s archive sale, where you can buy past season’s handbags for a fraction of the (already pretty good!) price. Get one bag for 350 DKK, two for 600, and three for 800. This is an ideal stop for holiday shopping! The pop-up is at Østergade 1, 2nd floor, and it’s open Monday – Friday: 2 -7 pm, and Saturday- Sunday: 11 am -5 pm.
In this exhibition, artist Abbas Akhavan recreates Palmyra’s treasured columns and Iraq’s looted National Museum, with works speaking about Syria and Iraq’s lost and war-torn cultural heritage – exactly 20 years after the invasion of Iraq and 10 years after Palmyra was inscribed on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. The exhibition Curtain Call is the first in a three-year series of exhibitions with the Glyptotek, that will present new perspectives on Middle Eastern cultural heritage and its significance today. It will be on display until 26th November.
Merging classic handwork techniques, Danish visual artist and designer, Nikoline Liv Andersen creates a universe that is recognizable, utopian, and dystopian all at once. With a visual language that embraces abstraction and figuration, as well as mythical beings, nature, and fantasy, the artist explores existential questions about being human and our relationship with nature. Utopia will be on display until 26th November and admission is free.
Experience the underground world of Frederiksberg’s Cisternerne in a totally new light, literally. For this installation, South Korean artist Kimsooja works with light, projected into iridescent color spectra, to transform the former water reservoir into a sacred sea of light. With its 4,400 square meters into which the daylight never reaches and where humidity is close to 100%, Cisternerne sets the scene for a special experience. The installation will be on display until 30th November.
Learn more about the known and unknown women of labor history. Discover stories of struggles, everyday life, equality, and equal pay. Explore the right to one’s own body and a place in history. This new exhibition at The Workers’ Museum gets up close to women’s lives over the last 150 years.
Get a sense of Denmark’s up and coming artist scene when Fotografisk Center presents its annual exhibition “Young Danish Photography.” The exhibition features six artists and five photography projects. It will be on display until 17th December.
Titled “The Youth,” this exhibition by Ruben Hughes explores identity from adolescence to young adulthood through a series of streetstyle photographs. It will be on display in the Leica Store until January 2024.
German artist Tobias Rehberger explores the social, spatial, and experiential dimensions of contemporary art through colorful, humorous and not least critically-engaged works. Playing with perception, literally and conceptually, Rehberger works across media, creating installations, sculptures, paintings, as well as sound and video art. GL Strand presents his first solo exhibition in Denmark until January 2024.
At this point, Pussy Riot is a household name. Formed in Moscow in 2011, the feminist-activist art collective are famous for their spontaneous and courageous actions challenging the Russian regime. Documenting their decade-long story, this is Pussy Riot’s first ever museum exhibition. It will be on display until January 2024.
This group exhibition zooms in on how Copenhagen is experienced through the eyes of artists, showcasing works by 15 Danish artists. The exhibition is on display until January 2024.
Coinciding with the launch of Jakob Martin Strid’s largest book work to date, this exhibition showcases the original illustrations behind it. Over 50 drawings, some measuring over 2 meters, allow you to step into his unique universe and to follow a road trip through incredible landscapes, into the stratosphere, and further to the mythical land of Balanka to save little Timo. It will be on display until April 2024.
“Nature no longer exists. That wild, untamed nature, untouched by human beings, is a thing of the past.” So states the author Josefine Klougart in her essay After Nature.
Glyptotek’s new special exhibition “After Nature – A New Reading of the Glyptotek’s Paintings by Writer Josefine Klougart“ is a kind of 3D essay, combining the author’s texts with with masterpieces from the Glyptotek’s collection.
These masterpieces include French painters Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Henri Rousseau as well as Danish painters such as Christen Købke, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, and Johan Thomas Lundbye. The exhibition runs until August 2024.
There’s something special about the art of table-setting and the way a decorated table sets the scene for special and everyday occasions. Experience how table-setting has changed over time and admire the collection of plates, figurines, jugs, and more. All the way through 2025, seven of the museum’s historical tables are decorated with items from the renaissance until today.
Every Thursday from 2-2:45 pm, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art offers a guided tour of the museum’s collection and architecture. The tour is free for everyone but you need to pick up a ticket at the entrance up to two hours before the tour. This ticket is free for everyone with a valid ticket to the museum.
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