For culture vultures and high-brow night-owls
Culture Night’s 20th Anniversary-The annual cultural celebration Kulturnatten – when Copenhagen opens the doors of its museums, galleries, libraries, churches, theatres, music clubs, bars and other venues for one low, all-inclusive price –is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Friday.
From museums and galleries you’ve been meaning to check out, to events you may never have the chance to see again – like a behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to run the S-tog throughout Copenhagen – Culture Night is your chance to see the best on offer – all for 90kr.
Various venues throughout the city; Fri 17:00-Sat 05:00; Tickets: Adults: 90kr, under-12s free adm, available from most train stations, libraries and cultural institutions – includes access to all events and unlimited travel; www.kulturnatten.dk
Celebration & feasting through the ages-Participate in a scavenger hunt to win prized items from the gift shop, or take a break from the art and enjoy the music of Veronica Hodges and the vocal ensemble Glas in the museum’s Winter Garden.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, Cph V; 18:30-23:00, guided tours every 30 mins from 18:00-22:30
Light and sound-The white marble statues of the museum are getting a technicolor makeover from students of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.
Thorvaldsens Museum, Berterl Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Cph K; 18:00-00:00
Art seen through the eyes of science-Ever wonder what it takes to produce an artistic masterpiece? By using x-ray, infrared and UV light, curators at the National Gallery will be able to show you the layered stories behind the final image of a work of art.
Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 Cph K; 30-min shows at 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00
CULTURE NIGHT CASTLES
Rosenborg Castle in the dark-See Rosenborg Castle like never before – with a torch. The tickets are free with a Kulturpass but must be picked up from the castle’s ticket office between 10:00 and 16:00.
Rosenborg Slot, Øster Voldgade 4 A, 1350 Cph K; 18:00-00:00
Junkbuster’s flea market-Christiansborg Castle used to be home to unimaginable luxuries when the royal family lived there, but on Culture Night it will be surrounded by trash. Junkbusters have collected garbage from all over and will sell the good stuff on Friday night. You just might find that one man’s trash really is your treasure. All the proceeds are going to the Danish Cancer Society.
Christiansborg Slotsplads 1-5, Cph K; 16:00-23:00
A TASTE OF AMERICA
American Halloween and haunted house-American expats feeling homesick this October should make their way to Skindergade for an American-made haunted house and Halloween extravaganza. If you don’t want this night to be a scare, you can still head over for pumpkin carving in the courtyard or s’mores over an open fire.
Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Skindergade 12, Cph K;18:00-00:00
US Civil War live re-enactment show-At The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum, the North takes on the South again in this re-enactment using authentic weapons, cannons and uniforms. The show is repeated several times throughout the evening.
Tøjhusmet, Tøjhusgade 3, Cph K; 18:00-00:00
WHERE CAN I GET A BEER?
Beer experiences at the brewery-If you like beer, you’ll be disappointed to miss this. Experience beer and its ingredients like never before at the Jacobsen Brewhouse and Bar, the Aroma room and through a blind-tasting of different Carlsberg products.
Carlsberg, Gamle Carlsbergvej 11, Cph V; 18:00-22:00
A taste of Lolland-Falster-The islands of Lolland-Falster might have more to offer than you’d think. Visit the embassy on Friday for samples of beer, wine, fruit and vegetables from Denmark’s southern islands.
Embassy of Lolland-Falster, Rosengården 7, Cph K; 18:00-23:00