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As midnight approaches on December 31, your resolve to see through your New Year resolutions becomes ever stronger. But the next day, as nuclear explosions thunder away in your head and in your stomach, and you open your eyes to an unusual view of the dining room in your apartment – presuming you woke up in your own! – to carnage not seen on Utah and Omaha Beaches, your will begins to weaken, paving the way to more decadence and …Sursum Corda! Lift up your hearts! Hallelujah! We pious souls will help you with the news that the prince of bummers, Leonard Cohen himself, is returning to perform a concert in Odense on August 17. His folk and rock melodies, inspired by the works of great poets like Gabriel Garcia Lorca, William Butler Yeats, Walt Whitman and Irving Layton, explore issues such as lust, love, religion, death and reclusion. What better way to keep yourself in check? Tickets are available on both www.billetlugen.dk and www.billetnet.dk.
Watching Cohen is becoming a Danish tradition, but there are none stronger than attending the Roskilde Festival. From June 29 to July 7, the artists of the moment, superstars and legends, and the musicians of tomorrow will perform in the magical arena in the ancient capital of Denmark. Visit www.roskilde-festival.dk or www.billetlugen.dk for more information.
Meanwhile, in the actual capital, there are two incredibly good reasons for a trip to the library. Following a donation from the family of Anne Grete Anshelm of 8,000 of her more erotic drawings, the exhibition Feminin Erotik will continue at the Black Diamond until late February. Forget pin-up girls and stereotypes of female beauty as the subjects of Anne Grete Anshelm are regular women whose bodies have become irresistibly sensual in her drawings.
Or alternatively, why not try the exhibition Det er Løgn, which looks at the human being, matter and all, broken down under the microscope and examined like never before. If you’ve ever fancied appearing in an episode of The X Files or House MD, but in real life, and wanted to relish the patience of research, the smooth pleasure of deduction, the spark of intuition and the thrill of discovery, then explore the filing cabinets, desks, shelves and folders where the secrets wait to be uncovered. Find out more at www.kb.dk.
A little less subtle and more in your face are the spring shows coming to Copenhagen Forum. Visiting from 13-24 February for a much longer run than normal are the world-famous modern circus troupe Cirque du Soleil with their new show Algeria. And then back for another run in March (from 12-17) is the West End production of the Queen jukebox musical We will rock you. See www.forumcopenhagen.dk for more details.