Late August Events: Silence on the dancefloor, but you’ll never kill the groove!

Dancing, dancing everywhere, but not the slightest flicker (photo: Dan Kamminga/Flickr)
August 14th, 2020 3:23 pm| by Roselyne Min
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Silent Family Disco
August 23, 11:00-14:00; KU.BE, Dirch Passers Alle 4, Frederiksberg; 30kr, tikkio.com
A new type of family party is here! Everyone can join: toddlers, kids, aunts, cousins, parents and grandparents. With three different channels of music, the headphones abolishes the generation gap. You may bring your own food and drinks, but lovely food is also available.

Silent Disco
Aug 22, 21:00-01:30; Musikcafeen, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 75kr
Indre By’s iconic music venue Musikcafeen is throwing a silent disco full of love, colours, dancing, moves and good music. Choose from three different channels offering different genres so that you can dance along next to friends with different tastes.

Flea market on the bridge
Aug 15, 10:00-15:00; Dronning Louises Bro, Søtorvet 2, Cph N
The popular hangout spot Dronning Louises Bro is hosting an open-air flea market. Previously postponed due to the pandemic, there’s a focus on being good to the environment. Thrifting is always thrilling!

CPH Art Space 2020
Aug 21-23, 10:00-16:30; Færgehavnsvej 35, Cph Ø; cphartspace.billetexpressen.dk
Copenhagen Art Space is taking over the event venue at Docken in Nordhavn,. Some 50-60 selected artists are participating with an emphasis on originality. Massive artworks put on 3.6 x 3.6m walls allows an interaction with the visitors, creating a sculptural expression.

Soul In The City – The Sitdown And Boogie Edition
Aug 22, 14:00-22:00; Refshalevej 167A; free adm
Let some of the city’s best DJs entertain you. Grind along to soul vibes while you stay seated. Jujus Jamaican Chicken will serve Jamaican BBQ – they confidently say it’s “beyond finger-licking good”! DJ CopenhagenKonfidential, Big Mood, Whut and Stan Sogliano will keep your upper body grooving for eight hours.

Absalon’s 5th anniversary
Aug 20, 18:00-22:00; Sønder Blvd 73, Cph V; 100kr, absaloncph.dk
Copenhagen’s beloved community space Absalon is celebrating its 5th birthday. The party is merging two Absalon classics: communal dining and birthday banquets. Meet new people across a long table running across an old church’s wooden floor.

Kabaret Kopenhagen presents
Aug 14-15, 20:00; Musikcaféen, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 200kr, huset-kbh.dk
Enjoy two nights of the best burlesque in town with some socially-distanced sexy fun at Musikcaféen has been scheduled ahead. Due to the circumstances, seats are limited – only 50 tickets per day. The long-waited comeback will include a bottle of bubbly and some bump & grind. The show starts at 20:45.

Strøm Festival
Aug 12-15; Kødboderne 30, Cph V; strm.dk
Nothing can stop the Strøm Festival, an August affair that annually presents electronic music to more than 15,000 guests. The 2020 edition is a hybrid: both a physical and digital festival. Three of Denmark’s most interesting electronic artists, SØS Gunver Ryberg, Schacke and Mr IRL aka Natal Zaks, will open up the festival at Dagmar Biograf.

Latin Fridays at Kedelhallen
Aug 22 & 24, 16:00 & 18:30; Gothersgade 55, Cph K; dfi.dk
Cinemateket is screening a movie about the world-famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s controversial life. The event is part of Louisiana’s exhibition ‘Fantastic Women – Surreal Worlds from Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo’. Understand the exhibition better by watching the film.

Quizzes galore!
Aug 13, 20 & 27, 20:00; Bar 1420, Griffenfeldsgade, Cph N
Over the next three weeks, from Thursday August 13, enjoy quizzes for experts on Harry Potter, ‘The Office’ (US version) and ‘Friends’.

Don’t Leave Us Alone with the Danes
Aug 22, 20:00-22:00; Teglholmsgade 36, Cph S; 80kr, billetto.dk
This is a comedy show for expats. Five internationals and a host take to the stage and talk about their lives in Denmark. Unfortunately no walk-ins are allowed due to the current circumstances. So hurry to get a ticket! Seating has been reduced and rearranged so that everyone can feel safe attending a show.

Wine Tasting for Beginners
Aug 18, 19:30-20:30; Not Your Usual – Wine Bar, Lavendelstræde 13, Cph K; 145kr
Do you want to learn about wine in a fun and social environment? Not Your Usual Win Bar says this is a fun wine tasting designed for those of you who really want an interesting and educational wine tasting! Their sommeliers will focus on improving your knowledge of wine, helping you to get better at identifying different wine types. Who knows? Maybe you’re better than expected and end up winning a prize at the end of the session!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
ends Aug 16, 19:30-21:15; Botanisk Have, Gothersgade 128; 230kr, mostly sold out, billetto.dk
Enjoy this superb theatre performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare. Join the After Hours Theater Company on an enchanting journey deep in a dreamlike forest that blurs the line between fantasy and reality. Bring blankets and food to enjoy your own picnic on the lawn before the show. The gates open at 18.30.

RenHavn 2020
Aug 16, 12:00-19:00; Børskaj 12, Cph K; free adm
Free kayaking, talks, live music, organic food and more. Pay tribute to the harbour together, focus on the environment, and find out how you can help with something completely extraordinary. The sponsor media company The Why will be giving away 10 tickets to the screening of their documentary, which will be launched in 2021 via their latest campaign ‘Why Plastic’.

The Food Club 
Aug 18, 17:30-20:30; Union KBH, Nørre Allé 7, Cph N; 65 kr
The food club at Union KBH serves warm dishes inspired by spices and cuisines all around the world every Tuesday night. Share some hearty and tasteful dishes in a ‘family style’ setting – along a long table full of lovable people. The menu will be announced on the day of the club. You can buy both hot and cold drinks at the café.

Copenhagen Pride Week
Aug 23, 17:30-19:30; Cafe Munk, Nørre Farimagsgade 55, Cph K; free adm, copenhagenpride.dk
Copenhagen Pride Week is going ahead despite the crisis, by adhering to distancing guidelines and keeping people in small groups! Many events are going online as well. For example, the opening concert will be streamed on TV 2 Lorry and YouTube. Some bars are arranging ‘viewing parties’, allowing small groups of Pride-goers to share the joys and laughs with others while ‘viewing’ the concert. Check out the website – they’ve organised a lot of events as usual!

Salsa with Elstudio
Aug 19; Refshalevej 167A; free adm
Copenhagen’s dance school Elstudio is bringing some salsa vibes to heatwave-blessed Denmark. All dance levels are welcome! There will be an intro class for beginners and other curious creatures. The event ensures a one-metre distance between all dancers. For security reasons, dance partners will be dancing in your chosen spot for the entire evening. Registration upon arrival is needed.

Ash Jacoby quartet
Aug 13; Islands Brygge, Cph S; free adm
Waterside restaurant Vandvid floats a boat with a graceful voice. Aske Jacoby, one of the Danish finest guitarists, will sail through the harbour and play for you on the quay off Islands Brygge! Drummer Janus Templeton, bassist Christian Douglas and the fine saxophone soloist Claus Waidtløw will give a masterful concert on the boat. The audience can support the music via MobilePay.

Weekend Under the Oak
Aug 14, 17:00-19: 30; Egelunden in Søndermarken, Pile Allé 55, Frederiksberg; free adm, bloom.ooo
Sit down in the tall grass under Søndermarken’s oak trees and get some new food for thought at this nature and science festival. A symposium will guide you through a world of logic covering subjects such as biology and anthropology, and then convention-breaking artist First Flush is performing. It’s completely free.

Brønshøj Summer Jazz 2020
Kulturhuset Pilegården, Brønshøjvej 17, Brønshøj; free adm
For the second year in a row Brønshøj Municipality is luring its citizens’ ears with a week-long jazz festival. The yard in front of Pilegården will be a melting pot of quality music presented in one of Copenhagen’s most diverse districts. The event aims to reach a wide audience and ensure a strong community – there should be something for everyone at this event: from children to grandparents.

Not only Dracula!
Aug 19, 17:00-20:00; Strandagervej 27, Hellerup; 100kr, jcici.nemtilmeld.dk
If Dracula is the only thing you know about beautiful Romania, this event will enlighten you. Romania has so much to offer: the biggest building in Europe, the fastest internet, the biggest brown bear population … as well as great tourism, economy, technology, culture, and innovation. Visit the ambassador’s house where he is going to give us a thorough presentation of the country and explain to us how a visitor can benefit from it!

Live Jazz
Aug 19, 20:00-22:00; Sølvgade 103, Cph K; free adm
At this cosy bar near the Lakes, just a few steps away from the Fredens Bro bridge, you can listen to jazz most Wednesdays. Some of the best musicians in town perform. And it’s free entrance!

Globe Quiz
Aug 13 & 27, 19:30; The Globe, Nørregade 43, Cph K; 30kr
The winners get 1,000 kroner, runners-up 500, and there is a 8,000 rollover. Simply the best in town.