Week 30: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend
Hooray, we’ve survived another week in the heat, and the weekend is upon us! I’m doubling up on art this weekend, but if you’re not into that, there’s always food. Or music. Or free movies outdoors! Enjoy your weekend!
Guided tours at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
What – A guided tour through the collection “From block to body. French and Danish sculpture”, which includes pieces by Rodin and renowned Danish artists Sinding, Bissen and Jerichau.
Why – It might just be me, but I’m a big fan of sculptures. And if you’ve ever been to my favourite museum in Paris, the Musée Rodin, you’ll probably take the chance to see some more of his great work. Plus, I love guided tours as they always allow me to learn something!
Where – Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7
When – 24th-26th July, 13h
How much – DKK 15 for the guided tour (plus normal admission to the museum, DKK 75)
More information – Glyptotek website
What – Denmark’s largest clubbing event, combining mainstream and underground electronic music
Why – Over 70 artists + 8 stages + 6.000 people = 12 hours of music and party fun! (or maybe a fraction of that if you prefer)
Where – Lokomotivværkstedet, Otto Busses Vej 5A
When – 26th July, start 19h
How much – DKK 170 (standard), DKK 210 (late ticket)
Free movies at Ørstedsparken
What – For three nights in a row, MIX Copenhagen is showing movies for free at Ørstedsparken. Since MIX Copenhagen is an LGBT film festival, all movies shown revolve around the subject, with a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Saturday, to celebrate the movie’s 40th anniversary.
Why – Watching movies outside is always fun, and with the weather being like this, there’s almost no excuse not to go!
Where – Ørstedsparken, Nørre Voldgade 1
When – 24th-26th July, 22h
How much – Free
Shiny Happy People – Danish contemporary art exhibit
What – You might have heard this thing about the Danes and happiness – they keep popping up at the top of all those happiness and quality-of-life rankings. This exhibition showcases seven Danish contemporary artists to explore a bit more of why exactly the Danes are so happy all the time (although a recent study suggests it’s in the genes).
Why – If you’re interested in art generally, and Danish art more specifically, you should take this opportunity to get to know some of the contemporary artists in Denmark. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a great new painting for your living room, too?
Where – Bredgade Kunsthandel, Bredgade 67-69
When – 26th June – 16th August
How much – Free
More information – bredgade-kunsthandel.dk
Creative kebabs in the Meatpacking District
What – The popular Bakken in the even more popular Meatpacking district (Kødbyen) hosts a series of special food events which center around a grill and a popular “drunk food”: kebabs. Served with homemade sides as well as freshly baked bread, British chef Lee Tiernan will be preparing the traditional dish with a creative twist.
Why – If you’re into food, a bit of a hipster atmosphere, and trying new things, you should head out to Kødbyen to try one of these creations!
Where – Bakken, Kødbyen, Flæsketorvet 19-21
When – every Thursday through Saturday between 18th July and 23rd August, from 18h
How much – ca. DKK 50 for a main course
More information – AOK