July events: Celebrating the sounds of the icons – The Post

July events: Celebrating the sounds of the icons

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June 30th, 2015 9:00 pm| by Pete Streader

Summer jazz

ongoing, ends July 11; venues in Frederiksberg & Valby; masterclass 80kr, concerts 145-275kr; cowbellmusic.dk/summerjazz

With the world-famous Copenhagen Jazz Festival in full swing, it’s easy to overlook Summer Jazz.

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of famous jazz artists like Frank Sinatra and Billie Holliday, this year’s theme is ‘Sound of Icons’ and the program seeks to do them justice.

Among the 40 concerts there are several experimental compositions and collaborations between international and Danish artists.

Besides that, the famous public masterclasses will continue this year, accompanied by interesting artist talks and a couple of free concerts. (LK)

Middle Ages Settlement

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(photo: iStock)

July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; Nybovej 11, Brøndby; free adm; Middelalderslandsbyen.dk

Travel back to the days of yore at this Middle Ages township. There are plenty of activities and workshops, where you can tinker with tin or get to grips with the weapon of your choice. (PS)

Carlsberg Fridays

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(photo: iStock)

Fridays in July, 16:00-21:00; Carlsberg, Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, Cph V; free shuttle buses from Vesterbrogade 6; visitcarlsberg.com

A new expat networking initiative that promises beer, barbeques and music in the cosy confines of the Carlsberg brewery. (PS)

Friday Night Skate

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(photo: iStock)

July 3, 10 & 24; various locations; free adm; fns-cph.dk

Friday night and nowhere to go? Then put on your rollerblades, join around 500 others and wheel your way around 20km of Copenhagen’s streets. It’s a new route each time, so check out the website before you set off. (PS)

Beach Soccer Blast

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(photo: iStock)

25 July; Amager Strandpark, Cph S; beachsoccerblast.dk

Sandy balls need not be a problem as a new Danish football tradition kicks off on the artificial beach at Amager. Free to watch with music, ball juggling, capoeira, samba and flyboarding to spice up the day. (PS)

Summer Dance

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(photo: iStock)

ends July 23, Mon-Thu; Fælledparken, Cph Ø; free adm

The long summer nights lend themselves to various dance instructors teaching over 400 people to move to the music of a wide selection of genres, including disco, Bollywood and swing. It’s the ideal free workout. (MD)