Get your geek on at Denmark’s first ever Geekcore convention, a 24-hour event running over four days that aims to bring together those interested in sci-fi, fantasy, comics/manga, anime, cosplay, roleplaying, gaming, eSport, horror, tv/film and much more! The programme includes nerd comedy show Nørderne Strikes Back, a Mortal Kombat gaming event, and much more. Sleep halls are available for those who would like to stay at the convention – bring your sleeping bag!
Valby Kulturhus, Valgårdsvej 4-8, Valby; starts 14:00 on Thu (Oct 17), ends Sun 20:00, open 24 hours; festival-pass: 250-300kr, day ticket: 100-150kr; www.geekcore.dk
Set in Nagasaki, Japan circa 1900, Madame Butterfly follows the love story between an innocent young girl and an older man, and the societal turmoil caused by their romance. Giacomo Puccini’s classic chamber opera is directed by Guido Paevatalu, best known as a singer at the Royal Opera and a veteran performer in Madame Butterfly. If you have no luck securing a ticket via any of the online forums, check the opera’s tour dates, which run until February 2014 with several performances across Zealand.
Operaen, Ekvipage-mestervej 10, Cph K; performances Thu 19:30 & Oct 19, 19:30; tickets: 195kr, but are sold out; www.kglteater.dk; duration 170 mins including interval; sung in Italian without supertitles
The Red Balloon
The classic French tale of a boy and his beloved red balloon has transformed from film featurette to a dance performance and travelled from the streets of Paris to Copenhagen. Choreographed by Tim Rushton and performed by the Christianshavn School of Ballet, The Red Balloon is aimed at children aged four to ten.
Dansekapellet (the Dance Chapel) hosts an exciting new street dance performance RESPONSIBILITY, a co-production between Dansekapellet and Hamburg Hip Hop Academy, involving 12 young, professional dancers from Denmark and Germany. Through the medium of dance, RESPONSIBILITY explores themes of adult life responsibilities, obligations and freedom. From October 14-18, the dancers will be giving free dance classes to the local youth, with most of the training in English. This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the best dancers in urban and modern dance.
Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, Cph NV; workshop Oct 14-18 and performance Oct 18, starts at 17:00; workshop is free, performance tickets: 50kr; for information on workshop times, see www.dansekapellet.dk
PH Comedy Club
This month, the English comedy club sees UK comedy stalwarts Sean McLoughlin, described as “a painful genius” (BroadwayBaby.com), and Wil Hodgson, “the most charismatic of storytellers” (Scotsman), visit the city for the first time. They’re joined by resident host Paul B Edwards, UK festival circuit regular.
Bar 7, Studiestraede, Cph K; Wed 20:30; tickets: 150kr (cash only), 100kr for members; www.lastminutecomedy.com
Forum Flea Market
Forum hosts the mother of all fleas, with 525 stalls, and over 90 percent off antique items. Good bargains guaranteed.
Forum, Frederiksberg; Sat & Sun 10:00-17:00; tickets: over-12s: 40kr, under-12s: free adm; www.forumcopenhagen.dk
Arabian Nights in historic bathhouse
Explore this historic public bathhouse from 1909, and see how it draws on influences from Turkish and Arabic culture.
Sofiebadet, Sofiegade 15 A-B, Cph K; Fri 18:00-23:40; Culture pass: 90kr; www.kulturnatten.dk
What is Home for You?
Book a conversation with one of the highly-educated foreigners who have chosen to settle in Copenhagen, and mull over the question “What is home for you?” Both Danes and foreigners will have the opportunity to vote in the forthcoming municipal elections (NB: Bring ID).
International House, Gyldenløvesgade 11 Stuen, Cph V; Fri 19:00-22:00, Culture pass: 90kr; www.kulturnatten.dk
A Space Journey at the Planetarium
Denmark’s centre for astronomy and natural science welcomes you on board an exploration through our Solar System, with digital 3D and IMAX film available with an English narration.
Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Gl Kongevej 10, Cph V; Fri 18:00-24:00; Culture pass: 90kr; www.kulturnatten.dk
Wax Factory Studio
The Wax Factory’s three world-class film and photo studios present their exhibitions, including photography by Jonas Kroyer and Nicky de Silva, as well as Milton Greene’s iconic Marilyn Monroe series.
Amager Strandvej 112, Cph S; Fri 18:00-22:00; Culture pass: 90kr; www.kulturnatten.dk
The Danger From Above
This exhibition, housed in an air raid shelter behind the museum, recreates the atmosphere of an air raid shelter as it was in 1944-45, and examines the effect of air raids on daily life.
The Museum of Danish Resistance, Churchillparken 7, Cph K; Fri 18:00-22:00; Culture pass: 90kr; www.kulturnatten.dk