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


RAW 2014

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)

More information – Facebookrawcph.com


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

More information – Facebook, mixcopenhagen.dk


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


Week 28: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

It’s weekend time again! And could the weather be any better? I don’t think it could! So grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and straw hat, and head out there! Here are five things to do in Copenhagen this weekend. Enjoy!


Free guided tour through Emil Nolde exhibition

What - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art currently has an exhibition of Emil Nolde’s paintings. A classic modernist, Nolde’s paintings are colorful and very expressive.

Why - Louisiana is a great destination for a day-trip away from the city, and with the free guided tour, you’ll be able to take away much more from the exhibition!

Where - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk

When - 11th July, 13h

How much - entrance to the museum (DKK 110), no additional charge

More information - Louisiana’s website


Passenger at Tivoli

What - Tivoli’s weekly concert, Fredagsrock, features popular artist Passenger (known from his famous song “Let her go”) on Friday

Why - The weather invites for a Tivoli visit - stay a bit longer and enjoy some music on the big stage!

Where - Tivoli Gardens, big stage

When - 11th July, 22h

How much - entrance to Tivoli (DKK 99), no additional charge

More information - fredagsrock.dk


Jazz and street food on Papirøen

What - Copenhagen Street Food is located on Papirøen, right in the Copenhagen harbor. During the jazz festival, they have outdoors concerts there, too!

Why - Grab a bite and sit in the sun to enjoy some jazzy tunes by the water - summer doesn’t get much better!

Where - Papirøen

When - 11th-13th July, 14h

How much - free

More information - Copenhagen Street Food - Jazz Festival: concerts on Papirøen


Grab an ice cream at Østerberg

What - There’s a new ice cream place in town! Østerberg Ice Cream has just opened up shop in Østerbro, and invites you to taste their homemade ice cream and waffles.

Why - During this heat, who doesn’t crave ice cream? Combine it with a stroll along Østerbrogade and enjoy the sun!

Where - Rosenvængets Allé 7C, Østerbro

When - all days, 13-21h (Friday & Saturday until 22h)

How much - DKK 24 per scoop

More information - oesterberg-ice.dk


Watch the World Cup final!

What - The 2014 World Cup is coming to an end with only two more games left to play. One of them is the grand final, where Germany will definitely beat Argentina to win the trophy and all the glory. Obivously! If you don’t want to watch alone on your couch at home, you should head out to either Islands Brygge, or, if you’re a German or a Germany fan, to Heidi’s Bier Bar near Rådhuspladsen.

Why - Because it’s so much more fun to watch with others!

Where - Islands Brygge, or Heidi’s Bier Bar

When - 13th July, 21h

How much - free

More information - Islands Brygge - Heidi’s Bier Bar