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International Sand Sculpture Festival
This Friday marks the official start of this year’s sand sculpture festival, one of the largest and most spectacular sand sculpture events in northern Europe. This year’s theme is ‘Myths and Legends’ and will include a long maze that takes guests through a journey of Icelandic Legends and Greek Myths. Afterwards, children are welcome to create their own sand sculptures. 
Ofelia Beach, Havnegade v/ nr. 41, Cph K; starts Fri, ends August 25, open daily 10:00-22:00; Tickets: adults 50kr, children 25kr

The first festival in a series of annual international festivals of performance art in Copenhagen, Hitparaden is sure to introduce a variety of eclectic and new artists. However, this is not just a string of great performances − there will be many discussion forums, lectures, and drinks following each act.
Pumpehuset, Studiestræde 52, Cph V; starts Thu (May 16), ends Sun; tickets: festival pass: 200kr, day pass: 80kr; www.liveart.dk

Gumball 3000 15th Anniversary Rally
Start your engines as the 15th anniversary of Gumball 3000 starts this weekend! Each year, this 3,000-mile rally from Copenhagen to Monaco attracts car enthusiasts from around the world. Saturday will start off the anniversary with over 100 cars on display, including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys and Rolls Royces. The following night will be a VIP launch event at the Copenhagen Opera House featuring Grammy award-winning rapper EVE, and the unveiling for two spectacular new cars. The next morning, David Hasselhoff will wave the flag and officially commence the 3000-mile road trip to Monte Carlo.
City Hall, Rådhuspladsen 1, Cph K; Sat 12:00 & 20:00, Sun 09:00

Celebrate Tuborg’s birthday with free beer!
This week, celebrate Tuburg’s 140th birthday the proper way with FREE BEER! Multiple bars in the Copenhagen area will be raising their glasses in celebration, so check online for a location near you!
Various bars; all week; www.politiken.dk

Screenwriter Maja Jul Larsen presents
As a screenwriter for the film Undskyld Jeg Forstyrrer and the TV series Borgen, Maja Jul Larsen has received much recognition despite only recently graduating from the Danish Film School. This Thursday, film and TV buffs alike will be able to listen to her lecture about her experiences working in film and documentaries like The Ambassador.
Husets Biograf, Magstræde 14, Cph K; Tue 19:30; Tickets: 60kr

SC Interpretive Dances to Bach’s Goldberg Variations
This Tuesday, enjoy an intimate solo performance as a part of Dansehallerne’s new and recurring series Thousand Threads. Showcasing experimental and innovative artists from Denmark and abroad, this Tuesday you can experience Slovenian dancer Juriji Konjar’s physical interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 20, Cph V; performance Tue 20:00; tickets 35-120kr, www.teaterbilletter.dk

Dancing’s Magic and Limits
This week, discover the body’s limits while dancing. One man will magically balance a glass of water, another experiments with the space and limits of physical pain, and two others will discover what it means to dance, and to dance with another. As part of Dansehallerne’s new and recurring series Thousand Threads, experimental and innovative dancers from Denmark and abroad will be showcased to explore the weaves that tie dance together.
Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 20, Cph V; starts Thu (May 23), ends May 25, daily performances at 20:00; tickets 25-120kr; www.teaterbilletter.dk; www.dansehallerne.dk

Puppet theatre
Arranged by the Meridiana Theatre, this show for ages 5-11 should be a magical and entertaining night full of inspiration and laughter. The show will follow young Victoria who absolutely loves life and will do everything she can to achieve her goals and stay young.
Anemone Teatret, Suhmsgade 4, Cph K; Fri 11:00 and 17:00; Tickets: members 35-60kr, non-members 50-120kr

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