Bob Marley Birthday Celebration
Feb 12, 21:00; Loppen, Christiania; 180kr; loppen.dk
There may be so much trouble in the world, but people get ready for a night away from the concrete jungle as Christiana’s Loppen plans to stir it up.
On this night, the inspirational life and unforgettable music of Bob Marley is honoured in style for what would have been his 71st.
Arranged by the forever loving jah Skyjuice promotions, Bob Marley’s punky reggae party means we won’t be waiting in vain for a taste of the Rastafari spirit and will give you the feeling that the Jamaican sun is shining.
African roots feature prominently at the tribute, and jamming on the guest list are the lilting taarab melodies of Kenyan pop queen Nyota Ndogo, the laid-back Tanzanian reggae tones of I Lawy and the Danish reggae pop of Zambian-born Ms Mukupa.
The evening is usually kickstarted with a pre-vibes session of workshops and seminars where guest speakers get up, stand up and shed light on Rastafari as well as tell us tales about the life of Bob Marley.
Christiania is the perfect location to simmer down, turn your lights down low and celebrate the life and works of a musical genius taken away from us at the all-too early age of 36.
So lively up yourself and keep on moving – it’s an evening sure to satisfy your soul before your late-night exodus back to the rat race.
English Stand-up Comedy
Feb 11, 20:00; Dubliner Downtown, Ny Østergade, Cph K; 120kr
Not a big fan of Danish stand-up? Then head to Dubliner Downtown for a barrel of laughs. USA’s Yemi Afolabi and Ireland’s Brian O’Grady are the headline acts. Both will be giving their witty take on expat life in Scandinavia.
National Museum – Love Night
Feb 12, 16:00-22:00; National Museum, Ny Vestergade 10, Cph K; free adm; natmus.dk
The National Museum is opening after-hours to unravel the age-old mysteries of love in a rehearsal for Valentine’s Day. Dewy-eyed lovers can stroll hand-in-hand in an evening that promises film, music, drinks and surprises.
Party like Gatsby
Feb 13; Øksnehallen, Halmtorvet 11, Cph V; partylikegatsby.eu
Go back to the 1920s to relive the heyday of your great-grandparents, enjoying live fire and aerial shows, music, entertainers and a bit of burlesque. Dress to impress in a 20s style and dance the night away with the dappers and flappers.
Copenhagen Dining Week
Feb 14-21; various restaurants; 200kr; diningweek.dk
Last year 116,000 200kr-meal tickets were sold during the week. This is a chance for the parsimonious at heart to impress their better halves with a romantic dinner at a top-class restaurant. Be quick to book, as tickets sell out fast.
Feb 15-20, 11:00-17:00; Byøko, Fredriksberg, Allegade 7; froepopup.dk
Feeling needy and seedy? Seed Pop-Up is a seed-swapping market where you swap seeds with other green-fingered enthusiasts or simply buy seeds home to cultivate your own window-box garden.
Drag to the ‘90s
Feb 27, 20:00; Vega; 175kr; draghouse.dk
After four successful sold-out shows in 2015, Draghouse goes back to the naughty ‘90s for a gender-bending reunion of the Spice Girls. Among the drag acts on show are Tinus de Schunard, Megan Moore and Jezebelle May Daniels.