Harmonic jazz in the harbour

Festivals abound this week, from jazz at the city harbour to Canadian-based filmmakers to urban dance. Check out InOut's top picks!


Copenhagen Harbour Jazz
At the jazz bars and cafes of bustling Nyhavn, enjoy the sweet sounds of swing courtesy of more than 250 musicians from Scandinavia, France, Australia and the UK, to name but a few. From Chicago Jazz, Benny Goodman Swing, Django Reinhard’s Gipsy Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Jump & Jive and Boogie Woogie, to Pianosoli and Big Band, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Nyhavn, Cph K; starts Fri, ends Sun; tickets 80kr; www.harbourjazz.dk


NOT Festival
This year NOT Festival is back with almost a week of creation, experimentation, conversations and daily performances exploring artistic freedom. With a central theme, ‘Lovelier the second time around’, the festival promising not to be a festival has a jam-packed programme featuring contemporary dance, voice and text classes, acrobatic workshops, special performances by Xavier Le Roy, David Zambrano, Fabian Barba and more. There will also be free events such as the panel discussions on topics like ‘Women, Generation and Location’.

Statens Scenekunstskolen, Philip De Langes Allé, Cph K and PB43, Prags Boulevard 43, Cph S; starts Mon, ends Sep 21; tickets 65-125kr, www.laramalvacias.org


Detour Urban Dance Festival
The festival includes some of Europe’s best urban dance talents. Catch Anna Nasstrøm’s solo work Boxwood, which is set to a dubstep soundtrack by Kaoshus, or take part in her Friday afternoon workshop (be sure to register online). And don’t miss Norwegian troupe dEEp down dopEIZM. Promising to be a lively event, Detour offers a breathless and stunning performance where the talents keep rolling on and off the stage.

Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 14, Cph K; starts Fri, ends Sat,  performances Fri 20:00, Sat 17:00 & 20:00; tickets: 125kr, children: 55kr, www.teaterbilletter.dk; www.dansehallerne.dk; duration: 90 mins;workshop: Fri 14:30-16:00; tickets: 100kr; email workshop@detour.com to register


In this dance experiment,  the corps of the royal Danish ballet will be questioning whether dance can be democratic, with all members as equal creative forces.

Takkelloftet, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; starts Wed, ends Sep 21, performances Wed 12:00, Thu 12:00 & 20:00, Sep 20, 12:00 & 20:00, Sep 21, 17:00; tickets: 150kr; www.kglteater.dk


Banff Mountain Film Festival
A festival showcasing a collection of thought-provoking films by the world’s finest mountain filmmakers. High-adrenaline adventure sports have never been so accessible.

Folketeatret, Nørregade, Cph K; Mon & Tue 18:30; tickets 150-180kr; www.banff.be


British Comedy Club season premiere
Copenhagen’s British comedy club kicks off its new season this week with three English-language comedians. Ro Campbell of Australia will be headlining, accompanied by British-born Kate Smirthwaite and Paul B Edwards, all fresh off their recent successes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show starts at 20:30, but show up at 20:00 for a drink beforehand. Remember cash!

Bar 7, Studiestræde 7, Cph K; Wed 20:00; tickets: 150kr, 100kr with Meetup group, cash only; www.lastminutecomedy.com


Interview with Caitlin Moran
The British journalist, broadcaster, and author of the bestselling book How to Be a Woman, the intensely witty feminist heroine Caitlin Moran, will be interviewed by the Danish reporter Johanne Mygind.

Black Diamond, Cph K, Tue 20:00; tickets 110kr, concessions 60kr; www.kb.dk


‘Magic: The Gathering’ creator discusses ‘Luck in Games’
Richard Garfield, the designer of the wildly popular collectible card game ‘Magic: The Gathering’, will be giving a talk at ITU on the subject of ‘Luck in Games’.

Auditorium 2, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, Cph K; Fri 14:00

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