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From the arts to science, from fashion to music. This week you can not step back!

Red Bull Racing Event-Do you have a knack for mechanics or engineering? Because here’s your chance to demonstrate how skilled you are by taking part in Red Bull Racing: live the dream where you can build your own Formula 1 car. The main prize is a trip to the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo in November.

IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, Cph S; Fri Oct 5; www.itu.dk, www.redbull.dk


Swan Lake-This spectacular ballet combines breathtaking choreography with Tchaikovsky’s music. More than 40 Moscow Ballet dancers will take to the stage in the enchanting Tivoli atmosphere. The story centres on the wizard Von Rothbart who has put a spell on the young queen Odette. She is forced to live a life as a swan by day and a human by night. The spell can only be broken if a young man promises to love her forever.
Koncertsalen, Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; starts Thu, ends Sep 29, performances at 19:30; tickets: 390-480kr; 150 mins; www.tivoli.dk


Carmen-Carmen, composed by Frenchman Georges Bizet, is undoubtedly one of the best known operas. The tale depicts a seductive woman who wraps unsuspecting men around her little finger. Guido Paevatalu, who is responsible for staging this intense chamber version, has had a long career singing opera with the Royal Theatre, as well as having played the role of the bullfighter in a previous production of Carmen. This intense chamber version of the famous opera features dramatic music mixed with video projections.

Operaen Takkelloftet, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; performances on Thu (Oct 4) and Oct 6; tickets: 195kr; duration: 120 mins; www.kglteater.dk


Designer Forum-Get 40-80 percent off last season’s must-haves! This event is a nirvana for the fashion-addicted so be prepared to fight for the bargains!

Copenhagen Forum, Julius Thomsens Plads 1, Frederiksberg; open Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-16:00; www.designerforum.dk


Isabel Allende at the Black Diamond-Chilean-American author Isabel Allende is the first of four writers visiting Copenhagen over the next two months as part of the Black Diamond’s International Authors Forum. The author of the bestseller ‘The House of Spirits’ became the third recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award last year for her work in the genre of children’s writing, although most of her work is clearly aimed at adult readers.

Royal Library, Queen’s Hall, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K; Tue 20:00; tickets: 110kr, concessions 60-70kr, www.billetlugen.dk; www.kb.dk


East by Southeast Film Festival-Sit back in the darkness and allow yourself to be mystified by Vegatarian Cannibal, the story of a womanising gynaecologist who accidently kills a pregnant woman and gets dragged deep into the underworld of Zagreb. The fascinating Croatian film, which is based on a true story, is just one example of the 12 new fictional and documentary films from Middle and Eastern Europe that will enlighten the dark afternoons through the month of October. Thirteen countries in total will be represented at the East by Southeast film festival, showing everything from Transylvanian satire to Polish animation.

Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K, starts Wed, ends Oct 21;  www.dfi.dk


Party wave-SPLASH! Try out a new meaning of the expression ‘a wet night out’, moving your body to the sound of one of the top DJs within Danish house music – while wearing your swimming trunks! At the Big Splash-workout party, DJ Tim Andersen will let the bass hover over the waters while you try everything from boxing to biking inside the basins of the spectacular swimming pool at DGI-byen.

DGI Byen, Tietgensgade 65, Cph V; Sat 18:30-22:30; tickets: 150kr, www.billetto.dk; www.dgi-byen.dk

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