This week, you can choose to battle the old-fashioned way with horses and armour, or choose to battle it out on the dancefloor. To relax, head over to the Superkilen opening party where you can partake in some relaxing afternoon yoga, or to Couleur Café to unwind to the sounds and sights of Africa. A memorial for Shaka Johnson is not to be missed for any fans of his music, while, Copenhagen is taken over by youth from around Europe learning about sustainability.
Esrum Medieval Market
You can watch Finnish knights fight, take in a falcon show or archery, or even just laugh at the clowns and puppets. With a ride pass, kids can attend Knight and Princess School, where they are groomed for the king’s favour. There will be plenty of things for mum and dad to do as well, whether lifting swords or enjoying the many workshops. SM
Esrum Kloster & Møllegård, Klostergade 11, Esrum, Græsted; Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00; tickets: adults 80kr, kids 50kr, ride passes 50kr; 4836 0400, email@example.com; www.esrum.dk
Future Kulture is a youth exchange programme based here in Copenhagen. The majority of the projects undertaken by the programme are based on music or sports, but the main goal is to use projects to motivate youth. The theme this year is environmental sustainability, and youths from around Europe will participate in the eight-day exchange, visiting different associations while building a cross-cultural dialogue. SM
Superkilen opening party
Copenhagen’s newest park, Superkilen, is throwing a huge bash to celebrate its opening. There will be food, music, guided tours of the park and a whole variety of different activities to choose from, including Tai Chi, yoga and a roller derby. SM
Superkilen, between Nørrebrogade and Tagensvej, Cph N; Fri 15:00-21:00; free adm; www.superkilen.dk
A ten-year memoriam concert for Shaka Johnson, a pioneer of rap in this country, who died of cancer in 2002. The organiser, his mother Claire Requa, has persuaded the Shaka J Memorial Band to play music from his CD, and there will be Mexican finger food to pick at and rum punch to toast his memory.
Cafe Mandela, Onkel Danny´s Plads 9, 1700 Cph V; Wed 22:00; free adm; 2891 6302; www.shakajohnson.com
For ten years, Couleur Café has brought African music to enthusiastic audiences in Copenhagen. Part of the park is taken over by African culture – food, drink, music and art – while thousands enjoy the celebration of African culture. Various African musicians will be entertaining visitors, and the entire event is aimed at increasing cultural understanding between different African cultures and Danish culture. SM
Trentemøller & Ane Trolle & Djuna Barnes & Christian D’Or & Rita Blue & Below Dreaming
Tonight’s line-up features an array of Copenhagen’s finest up-and-coming DJs that would rival that of a small festival. Trentemøller, one of the most hyped deejays on Copenhagen’s underground dance scene since the late ‘90s, will be headlining at Nørrebro’s best-kept secret (currently hidden behind scaffolding). Accompanying Trentemøller is Djuna Barnes (who named herself after the bohemian 20th-century American writer), another Copenhagen-based DJ who’s been filling dance floors for the past decade. This exciting line-up will attract a massive crowd so be there early.
Drone; Fri 22:00; free adm