Top Festival | Chocoholics beware: it will be hard to resist

Chocolate Festival
TAP 1, Ny Carlsberg Vej 91, Cph V;
Sat & Sun 10:00-17:00; 130kr

Forget garlic as an excuse not to go to a party – how about being covered with sticky brown patches? Of chocolate, of course.

That may well be the result of your visit to this year’s Chocolate Festival – if you do it right, that is.

While you may only go for strictly educational purposes – to watch British whizz Damian Allsop demonstrate how to make hot chocolate foam (Sat 14:00) or to listen to Martin Christy (the founder of 70%) lecture about Slow Chocolate for example (Sun 11:00) – let’s be honest here: it’s difficult to channel your attention to another person’s mouth moving and producing sounds when you have a piece of 82 percent honey-roasted, salted almond chocolate melting in your own …

And after you’ve finished the six samples included in your ticket price, you’ll start feeling the shivers going through your body and first you wonder if it’s the sugar or the deprivation causing them, but before you know it, you’ve spent a month’s rent and your kid is staring at you with a mixture of pity and disbelief, and you wish you’d gone for garlic after all …

If you have an addictive personality, don’t say I didn’t warn you, and for everyone else: don’t say anything during your sugar-rush that you might regret later.
This may also be a good outing for a date, if you dare. (Alina Shron)

TOP ART: Hilma af Klint – a pioneer of abstraction
Louisiana Museum, Gl Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; starts March 7; 110kr;

In her life, mysticism and art went hand in hand. Developing an interest in spiritualism early in her life after the death of her sister, Swedish painter Hilma af Klint was a well-known mystic before taking up painting, and her interest in occultism helped develop a whole new genre in modern painting: abstract art. Her work is often compared to another famous 19th century abstractionist, Wassily Kandinsky, and this exhibition is the first retrospective of her art, showcasing more than 250 works. (Ronnie Safarov)

Den Grå Hal, Christiania; March 8, 22:00; 350kr,

It’s hard to find anyone in Denmark who hasn’t heard of D-A-D (known as ‘Disneyland After Dark’ at the beginning of their career). One of the most admired home-grown Danish hard-rock bands of all time, they have released eleven albums since 1986 and generated a massive following both at home and worldwide. And they’re not planning to stop. After releasing their biggest hits collection album to date in January 2014, they hit the road again, doing what they do best: delivering straight-to-your-face rock ‘n’ roll. (Ronnie Safarov)


TOP MARKET: Flea Market in Ravnsborggade
Ravnsborggade, Cph N; March 9, 10:00 – 16:00

Find hidden treasures at the trendiest flea market in Copenhagen. Wares from the best antique shops in the city will be on display, pleasing kids, parents, and hipsters alike. (James Gage)

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