Early February events: All eyes on the track
Jan 29-Feb 3; Ballerup Super Arena, Ballerup Idrætsby 4, Ballerup; standing tickets: 210kr; 6dageslob.dk
In the good old days, the cyclists used to ride for six days straight around the steep banks of the arena at Frederiksberg’s Forum.
Now the the biggest track cycling event of the year has moved to Ballerup, but the traditions remain: music blaring out all day as the oompah 6-day waltz song gets the inebriated revellers on their feet.
Participants compete in pairs to complete the highest number of laps in a specified time.
So if you like the idea of well-toned men in tight shorts holding hands at high speeds, get on your bike to Ballerup and witness a classic piece of Danish culture: the 6-day race!
(photo: John Resborn)
AXGIL Gay Galla
Feb 4, 18:30; Cirkusbygningen, Jernbanegade 8, Cph K; 270-610kr; axgil.dk
As well as gongs for the prominent members of the LGBT community, there are performances from Kadie Elderand and the all-male burlesque outfit Tinus de Schunard & the Bohemian Crew.
Copenhagen Fashion Film
Jan 31-Feb 15; Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K; copenhagenfashionfilm.dk
The Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival screens movies that explore the role of fashion in film. This year’s festival promises a follow-up on last year’s crime/underworld theme.
(photo: Ali Abbasi)
My Moving Moment 3
Feb 6, 19:00; Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 20, Cph V; 50kr; dansehallerne.dk
Critic Erik Aschengreen and choreographer Toniah Pedersen present their favourite dance movies and talk about what makes them special. Panel discussions follow. In Danish.
(photo: John Lee / Nationalmuseet)
National Museum: ‘Sex’
tours on Sun 14:00 & 15:00; National Museum, Ny Vestergade 10, Cph K; 50kr; natmus.dk
How did we flirt in the 1700s? Answers can be found at Sex, which covers 340 years of lust, desire, contraception and STDs. The Sunday guided tours are in Danish.
Big Quiz Nights
Thu Feb 5 & 19, 19:30; The Globe, Nørregade 43, Cph K; 30kr, five per team
Mon Feb 2, 19:30; Kennedys, Gammel Kongevej 23, Cph V; 25kr, four per team
The winners get 1,000 kroner at the Globe, while at Kennedy’s it’s 800.
(photo: Michael Nicolas)
Bruit de Couloir & La Table
Feb 4-5, 20:00, Dansehallerne Pasteursvej 20, Cph V; tickets 40-150kr, dansehallerne.dk
If you like circus, hip-hop and juggling, then these two performances from France are right up your alley. Thematically, the show is a journey through the different stages of life.