Poles apart from the stripping, but still sexy

National Poledancing Championship
If you were thinking of seedy dives and strippers, think again: this competition, featuring over 20 male and female participants from all over Denmark, will highlight the acrobatic dimensions of this increasingly popular sport. Families with kids, old, young, couples and singles – all are welcome. Continue the night with the after-party, hosted by Bremen Teater’s night bar.

Bremen Teater, Nyropsgade 39-41, Cph V; Fri 19:00; tickets: 250kr; www.brementeater.dk


Masters of Gin
A gin & tonic tasting event that includes a seminar by expert Michael Sperling and the chance to try 12 samples using Gin Mare and Master’s, and the 1724 Tonic.

The Bird & The Churchkey, Gammel Strand 44, Cph K; Sat 13:00-16:00; tickets 295kr, www.billetto.dk/mastersofgin


Royal Copenhagen’s Christmas Tables
Since 1963, Royal Copenhagen’s annual Christmas tables exhibition has proved to be one of the most popular festive events in the city. Six tables, each with its own wonderful story, create a unique, Christmassy scene. This year’s tables will be decorated by some of the most impressive creative figures from home and abroad, including famous architects, artists and fashion designers.

Amagertorv 6, Cph K; daily until Dec 31; www.royalcopenhagen.dk


Afrowood Film Festival
The first edition of the Afrowood Festival aims to celebrate the achievements of the African film industry and create awareness of African filmmakers in Scandinavia. This multi-layered event features not only film screenings, but also workshops, inspirational talks, concerts and a red-carpet awards ceremony.

Drejervej 15, Cph NV; Nov 29 & 30; www.afrowoodfilmfestival.com