The week of wit is with us

EVENTS

 

Zulu Comedy Festival
The fifth-annual Zulu Comedy Festival will run over the course of ten days with more than 100 local and international comedians performing over 150 shows featuring one-man acts to more experimental comedy in various locations throughout Copenhagen. Be sure to catch Danes in English and Comedy in the Dark (English) on Thursday 29 August at Huset (Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K). JDC
Various locations, Cph; Starts Aug 23, Ends Sept 1; Ticket prices vary; See full program at www.zulucomedyfestival.dk

Presenting the Family Damisch
Visiting American musician Mark William Damisch will perform two classical piano concerts next week featuring pieces by Rachmaninov, Debussy, Grieg, Prokofiev, Barber and Copland. Also performing are Damisch’s daughters, who for the 15th successive year are accompanying their father.  “Like Sound of Music in reverse,” jokes Damisch. All the proceeds go to the gjæstebud.dk charity for the homeless. CJ

First concert at Frederiksborg Slot , Hillerod;  Mon 19:00; Phone 4826 0439; Second concert at Charlottehaven, Hjørringgade 12C,  Cph Ø; Tue 19:00; 3527 1500

X-Factor 2014: Live Auditions
A record deal and international fame is the carrot for the winner of X-Factor, and auditions to find the next big talent in Denmark are taking place on Saturday. Pop star hopefuls need to be at least 15 years old by February 1, 2014.  JDC

DR Byen, Emil Holms Kana 20; Sat, doors open 09:30; Sign up online at www.dr.dk/dr1/xfactor





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