May Lockdown Events: Looking after both mind and body

In safe hands at Rört (photo: Rört Facebook page)
April 30th, 2020 5:44 pm| by Valmira Gjoni & Nabanita Ghosh
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Yoga & handstands
ongoing, ends May 25, 19:00-20:00; 80kr, rort.dk
Join the virtual studio of Rört and follow a flowry yoga sequence warming up your entire body and challenging your core. The classes take place online every Monday evening. Sign up via rort.dk/schedule and then go to rort.dk/online 10 minutes before the class starts. (VG)

Yoga flow & company class
May 6 & 13; 10:00-11:00 & 17:00-18:00; donation-based, min 40kr
Start your day with smooth yoga flow and body movements with DeLeónCompany, a Copenhagen-based contemporary dance company founded in 2013. Break the body’s physical limitations and rediscover yourself. Write an email to info@deleoncomp.com to take part via Zoom. (VG)

Online meditation – Beyond Mindfulness
May 5 & 12, 19:00; 50kr, fpmt.dk
Let former Buddhist monk and psychotherapist Stephan Pende teach you easy-to-learn meditation techniques at this online ‘Beyond Mindfulness’ event. The event is suitable for beginners as well as those with experience. (NG)

Low – Fi music concerts
ongoing, various times & various artists; online; 25kr, lowficoncerts.com
Low – Fi assembles musicians and singers from all corners of the world for live shows in Copenhagen, creating unique and intimate experiences for music lovers. At this critical time, Low – Fi has arranged a series of online concerts on their Facebook page to entertain people. The accomplished musicians are from various parts of Europe, presenting intense and admirable online concerts from their living rooms. This also brings an opportunity for music lovers to support the community at this difficult time. (NG)

Online Slovak wine tasting
April 30, any time; online; 350kr, eventsonline.dk
Sample a taste of spring from Slovakia! Lovely floral and fruity spring Slovak wines will be delivered to your doorstep if you participate in this virtual wine tasting organised by the Sanitra Wine company. In a streamed event Martin, the founder of Sanitra Wine, will introduce a selection of three wines, two white and one rose, from one of the company’s premium series: Elesko. Ticket price includes three bottles of wine for two to three people and delivery. Also included is a tasting list with special discounts for future orders. (VG)

Researcher Lunches
April 30, May 6 & 8, 12:00 -15:15; free adm, Facebook page
At this researcher lunch (in English) topics such as the coronavirus, the role of China in the world and the financial crisis will be discussed. The event is led by SAMRåd and the Department of Social Sciences & Business at Roskilde University. (VG)

Toastmasters Meet-up
May 12, 18:00; meet at zoom.us/j/447996558
Enhance your public speaking skills at this two-hour meeting in the company of budding orators discussing various table topics. Accomplished public speakers, who want to polish their leadership and communication skills, are also welcome. (NG)

Live from Kristian’s living room
Sun 21:00, ends May 31; donation -based, MobilePay 3028 1519
Kristian Bugge, the three-time ‘Danish folk artist of the year’, offers a live concert every Sunday. Enjoy wild polkas, jigs and lyrical waltzes. (VG)

DJ set home session
May 5, 18:00-19:00; free adm
Tune in to the positive vibes of the internationally-renowned DJ Phiona on the Facebook page Salento.Techno.Nights. Phiona’s motto is that he wants to make people happy with the power of music. (VG)

Experience Anna Ancher
ongoing; free adm; smk.dk
Immerse yourself in the life and artwork of one of the most significant painters in Danish art history, while Denmark’s national gallery SMK remains closed. Enjoy videos and texts about Ancher’s artistic universe. (VG)

Stay Home Party Vol 3
May 2, 13:00-23:55; online; free adm, vielsker.dk
When the party from Forum Copenhagen comes straight to your living room it is awesome! Claimed to be the biggest stay at home party in the world, the musical group Vi elsker is regenerating the 1990s. With a great line-up of DJs, the party promises to be one of a kind. There’s no better way to shed boredom than partying hard with thousands joining you virtually. (NG)

Bar 1420’s Quarantine Quiz
May 5, 19:00; live on Facebook and Instagram page
Take the couch and grab your favourite drink for an exciting quiz with Bar 1420. They have been entertaining people with this fun event every Tuesday since the start of the lockdown. Including 50 new questions every time, participation is free, although the bar appreciates donations. From the donations, they select one winner who gets a gift coupon of 200kr. (NG)

ICC Intensive workshop
May 2-23, 12:00-14:00; 695kr, tickets@improvcomedy.eu
ICC Theatre Improv Comedy Copenhagen and CIIF are running a four-week intensive program where you learn to improvise and acquire hosting skills. Hosting game shows and programs require prominent skills, and the course will offer details in these areas. Advanced students who have completed Improv level 2 or more, or have a year’s improv experience, are also invited. (NG)

Digital Visual Thinking with iPad and Procreate
May 7, 19:00; 312kr, Tickets@eventbrite.com
Designed for aspiring visual thinkers who love to create digitally using different apps. You may wisely skip the wide research of self-learning, as the course promises to be a boot camp that gives you direct knowledge of how to use iPad and iOS apps to create your dream design. Create art similar to what you would have done using paper and pencil. (NG)

Architecture talks
ongoing, ends May 31, various times; free adm, cafx.dk
The postponed Copenhagen Architecture Festival has launched a digital exhibition platform with a different talk program planned every week. Join ‘Watch more TV!’ and follow discussions from prominent international voices in architecture in English. The program will run as flow TV – not streaming! Stay tuned at cafx.dk or via the official Facebook page for the program. (VG)

Livestream Balkan Concert
May 7, 20:00; free live stream from Bjonko’s & Råhuset’s Facebook page
Warm up your living room with the Balkan beats from Bjonko, an accomplished clarinet player who brought Balkan beats to the Nordics and has been acclaimed by Gaffa and many other established musical groups. During the live stream, two winners will be selected to watch Bjoko’s concert in December. (NG)

Louisiana channel – 750 meets with the art
ongoing, anytime; free adm; channel.louisiana.dk
While Louisiana remains closed until May 10, explore 750 videos profiling artists, architects, writers and more on its channel. The museum’s virtual 24-hour ‘wing’ is always open to inspire us with art, literature, music, architecture and design. All the videos are in English. (VG)

Virtual Painting & Drinks Event at Your Home
May 2, 14:00-16:00; 119kr, artnsips.ticketbutler.io
Until we get back to normal social life, do not let any virus ruin the fun! Artnsips invites everyone to a fun artistic meeting for the whole family where you can learn how to create your own featured painting through step-by-step interactive instructions. The event will be taught in English. (VG)

Art Workshop in Copenhagen
May 3 &10, 10:00; Art.workshop.copenhagen.com
The cosy art workshops are hosted every Sunday for two hours, and a series of workshops are lined up over May and June. One can be soulfully creative with colours, collages, monotypes and more. They offer personalised classes, as well as classes in groups. Classes are offered in English, Spanish and Italian. (NG)

Tivoli summer season
May 11; Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; 60-135kr, tivoli.dk
Tivoli is on May 11 finally opening its doors for its summer season, which lasts until October 4. The flower bushes are in full bloom. Don’t miss the Saturday fireworks show. Just remember to follow the hygiene and social distancing guidelines. (VG)

Kayak Republic courses
May 2; Kayak Republic, Børskaj 12, Cph K; various prices, kayakrepublic.dk
Get ready for some water activity! Kayak Republic is open from May 2, inviting everyone to try its sea kayaking intro course and then tour the capital’s beautiful canals, offering a safe, fun experience under strict hygiene practices in these challenging times. (VG)

At home with Ray & Savannah
May 10, 21:00; live on Ray’s Facebook page; free adm, donations to Embolc mental health foundation
Like many internationals marooned in Denmark, Ray Weaver won’t be able to spend Mother’s Day with his Mom (84, and still going strong), so instead the celebrated American pub singer is teaming up with his daughter Savannah to pay tribute. (BH)

Dance at home
April 30, 17:00-18:00; donation-based, MobilePay 2892 2247
Do you miss dancing, and not just the physicality but the happy music and party atmosphere? Try dancing Zumba at home with Claire and transform your living room into a dancing hall. Set your speakers up and follow the event through Zoom. (VG)