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From Kyoto to Karachi, a continent bursting with culture

A taste of Asia in Islands Brygge this June! (Photo: asian-culture-festival.dk)
June 3rd, 2016 10:30 am| by Alex James
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June 3-4; Islands Brygge 18, Cph S; 20kr, under-12s: free adm; asian-culture-festival.dk

Islands Brygge promises to come alive with the sights and sounds of the world’s biggest, most populated continent this June, as the Asian Culture Festival comes to town.

After the success of this two-day Asian experience in Aalborg in 2015, this year the festival travels to Copenhagen. Over 19,000 people attended in Aalborg, so it seems certain to be a popular hit!

A number of food stalls will be offering fantastic tapas-style dishes from countries as varied as Vietnam, Japan, Pakistan and the Philippines. Wash this down with some delicious beer from Thailand, or maybe just a coffee. For those who want to replicate these meals at home, many stalls are offering cooking classes or markets to buy traditional produce.

After eating all this food maybe you’ll feel the need to dance, or possibly just to sit and listen. So enjoy traditional Asian music, which will be played throughout the two days. These acts are from contrasting styles and regions, such as traditional Indonesian dance, Taiko drums from Japan and a winning combination of Indian music with accompanying Bollywood dancing featured on the line-up.

There is entertainment for all ages to be found during both days of the festival. Children can get creative with a number of exciting activities, which will include decorating Vietnamese hats, learning to make sushi and enjoying origami. The entertainment for grown-ups includes henna tattoos, souvenir stalls and karate.


Jewish Culture Festival

ends June 6; various venues; jewishculture.dk

Celebrate Jewish culture at a number of events in the Danish capital. Among the performers are the musical acts El Saffron, Klezmofobia, Paul Zaks and the Koppel family, and don’t miss flamenco dancer Leilah Broukhim. (AJ)


Roskilde Agricultural & Cattle Show

June 3-5; Darupvej 19, Roskilde; 120kr

Don’t miss this fantastic celebration of Zealandic organic produce at its best. Come with an appetite to snap up delicious items from the stalls (you can even buy cattle) and visit the onsite restaurants. (AJ)


Copenhagen Girls Gathering

June 3-5, various venues; 350kr; streetmovement.dk

For the fifth year in a row, CGG is inviting female fans of parkour to gather together for a three-day training camp suitable for all abilities. Socialising within the group is important and communal meals are provided. (AJ)


Miss Draghouse

June 4, 20:00; Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 175kr, biletto.dk

This show of glitter and glamour will definitely be one to remember. Seven drag queens will compete in three different disciplines to give you one hell of an experience. Show up, grab a drink and cheer on your favorite Miss Draghouse. (NØ)