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Experimenting with the firework experts


(Photo: Colourbox)

December 20, 2013
10:13

by Chris Jones


Chemistry & Fireworks
They’re big, bright and sound like a BANG − the holiday season is a time when the skies will be lit up by plenty of fireworks and sparkles, and now you can learn just how those giant sparklers work. At the Experimentarium, the popular exhibition and fireworks show teaches anyone interested in the chemistry behind our favourite fire hazards. Which is particularly pertinent given that accidents doubled last new year to 241 (33 involved under-12s) of which 42 resulted in serious injuries. Apparently 14 percent of men allow their children aged 4-12 to light fireworks without supervision.

Experimentarium, Tuborg Havnevej 7, Hellerup; shows Dec 27-30 at 12:00, 14:00, & 16:00 (approx 30 minutes); tickets: over-12s 160kr, under-12s 105kr; info@experimentarium.dk, 3927 3333; www.experimentarium.dk

Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival
The films with English subtitles include God’s Neighbours (2012; Jan 9, 16:30); One Day After Peace (2012; Jan 9; 19:15), All In (2012; Jan 10, 19:15), The Gatekeepers (2012; Jan 12, 16:30); and Sarah Silverman - We Are Miracles (2013; Jan 12, 17:45).

Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K; starts Jan 9, ends Jan 12; tickets: 75kr per film, concessions available, 3374 3412; www.dfi.dk

Lou RIP
In the spirit of collaborative culture and sharing, Christiania’s Loppen have come up with the brilliant idea of throwing a Lou Reed cover night that’s open to different bands who’ll have the chance to interpret some of the bygone legend’s hits in their own style. Fan or not, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground were responsible for some epic moments in music history in their time, and his demise earlier this year was a great loss for the world of culture. Here’s a chance to celebrate Lou, as he is interpreted by some of the city’s alley cats.

Loppen; Sat 21 Dec, 21:00; 30kr