It’s celebration time
It's spring time and the city is all set to kick-start some brilliantly executed events.
Queen’s Jubilee – In January Queen Margrethe celebrated her 40th jubilee, and now the celebrations continue over the weekend with different family activities.
Fredensborg and Humlebæk; Sat-Sun; www.fredensborgby.dk
Princes and princesses – Kids dress up as princes and princesses with prizes for the best dressed and different contests. Enjoy princess cake and hot chocolate and coffee, and a concert by the Fredensborg Brass Ensemble.
Humlebæk Center 40, Nr 3, Humlebæk; Sat 09:00-14:00; free adm; www.humlebaek-center.dk
Popcorn and drawing – The kids can munch popcorn and draw pictures that will later be exhibited as a big collage.
Jernbanegade 5, Fredensborg; Sat 10:00-14:00; free adm
Princess make-up – All the little princesses can get their make-up done while enjoying free muffins, squash and balloons.
Matas Fredensborg, Jernbanegade 26, Fredenborg; Sat 11:00-13:00; free adm
Dance in the street – Watch Fredensborg’s folk dancers.
Jernbanegade, Fredensborg; Sat 10:00-12:00; free adm
Jubilee concert – The city orchestra in Fredensborg invites everybody to enjoy a concert in honour of the queen.
The old cinema, Jernbanegade 4, Fredenborg; Sat 14:00; free adm
Vivaldi jubilee concert – Enjoy a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in the beautiful church – all profits go to Hillerød Hospital.
Fredensborg Slotskirke (church), Fredensborg; Sun 16:00; tickets 100kr in Fredensborg bookshop
English Comedy Club – What better way to finish off the working week than with a night of stand-up comedy at Crowne Plaza? The hotel lounge will on Friday night transform into a slick comedy venue where three fantastic comedians – the UK’s Daniel Spaulding, Sofie Hagen and Niels Forsberg – will take the stage. Seats are limited so try to book in advance.
Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, Ørestads Boulevard 114-118, Cph S; tonight (April 13) 20:00-21:30; tickets 115kr
Art tour in English – Let art expert Mark Sladen give you a fresh view on artworks from the Italian and Northern European Renaissance, the Dutch Baroque era and the Danish Golden Age in a beautiful garden setting north of Copenhagen. Sladen is the director of Kunsthal Charlottenborg and is currently a member of the Turner Prize Jury. Behind his interest in modern art lies a strong commitment to works of the 1700s.
Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Gammel Strandvej 2, Nivå; Sat 14:00; free adm with valid entrance ticket, booking recommended at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening of ‘superhighway’ – Join the very first bike ride on Denmark’s first ‘superhighway’. You start at Albertslund Station and end up at City Hall where the first 100 signed up people get free pancakes. Around 11:00 there will be a stop at Damhussøen in the middle of the route, where the official opening takes place and the last orange stripe will be painted.
Start at Albertslund station; Sat 11:00; free adm, sign up at www.cykelsuperstier.dk; 2611 5231
Weekend of sport – The hall is open for adults and kids to spend a self organised sporty Saturday.
Prismen, Holmbladsgade 71, Cph S; adults: Sat 11:00-17:00, adm 40kr (incl three kids under 12): kids 13:00-17:00, adm 40kr; contact 8233 4520; www.kubik.kk.dk/prismen
Gaelic football trials – The city’s gaelic football side competes in a European league and is always looking for new members. Get fit and expand your knowledge of the continent in the process.
Holmens Idræt, Christianshavn; Mon 18:00; www.cph-gaa.dk