Chilling, choccies and charity
Check out our advices to get ready to one of the most joyful time of the year!
Holidays can be stressful, whether it’s buying the perfect gift, organising the perfect dinner, or spreading the holiday cheer. Why not take one weekend off for yourself and spend it with Denmark’s leading meditation teachers? This weekend is the first annual Meditation Festival, and it’s for all levels of expertise. Attend lectures, learn about business meditation and discover how meditation can support you and give you a more loving life. Watch documentaries, meet co-meditators and enjoy endless coffee breaks. Your kids can come too! Various ticketing options give you the stress-free flexibility to attend however many events you fancy – you can even stay overnight and meditate to your heart’s desire. All together now: ommm…
Boldhus Teatret, Admiralgade 26, Cph K; starts Sat 14:00, ends Sun 18:00; www.meditationsfestival.dk
If heaven is indeed on Earth, it’s made of chocolate, and this Saturday the whole of Nørrebrogade will be filled by its fragrances! Indulge your inner chocoholic by trying patisserie masterpieces created by the biggest names in chocolate, including Claus Meyer and his assistant Morten Borup, who will be talking about their common passion for ‘God’s food’. Friis-Holm, Summerbirds, Heiberg & Meyers, Nikolaos Strangas and Rasmus Bojesen will also be present.
Meyers Madhus, Nørrebrogade 52C, Cph N; Sat 13:00-17:00; 3536 3837, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.meyersmadhus.dk
Smash for Charity
Get your hands on the old John Lennon record that completes your hipster vinyl collection while supporting the world’s poor. At the ‘Smash for charity’ auction on the first Friday of every month, second hand vinyl from the record store ‘Accord’ goes under the hammer. All profits go to DanChurchAid.
Nutid, Sankt Peders Stræde 1, Cph K; Fri 22:00, free adm, www.accord.dk
Backstage at the Ballet
Catch a unique glimpse behind the scenes of the most prestigious ballet school in the country. See the children of the royal ballet stretching and bending during their morning practice and ask the ballet teacher Henning Albrechtsen questions about the daily lives of the dancers.
Stage entrance, The Ballet School of The Royal Theatre, Tordenskjoldsgade 8, Cph K, Sat 09:20-11:30; tickets 50kr, registration necessary; www.springforbi.nu
Jump into the colourful insect universe of Egon and his friends and enjoy their acrobatic artistry and impossible choreography in this theatrical version of Flemming Quist Møller’s classic children’s book.
Østre Gasværk, Nyborggade 17, Cph Ø; Thu-Jan 13; tickets: adults 195kr, children 75kr; 3927 7177, gasvaerket.dk
Move, Move, Move
If the energy of your children seems unstoppable and inexhaustible, this is the place for them: acrobatics, ball games, climbing and a hunt for Santa Claus!
Idræts- og Kulturhuset Prismen, Holmbladsgade 71, Cph S; Sat 13:00-17:00; 8233 4520, sport.kk.dk