Coming up Soon: Lithuanian Days, Istedgade’s big day and starting the day with Jimmy

Lithuanian Days
At Lithuanian Days, enjoy the country’s culture through a series of workshops. Sample food and design while the kids draw, dance and play traditional Lithuanian games (May 23, 12:00; Verdenskulturcentret, Nørre Alle 7; free adm)

Istedgade inauguration
Celebrate the renewal of Istedgade at a party with all the neighbours. Activities for the kids, concerts and much more. Just grab your beach chair and enjoy Vesterbro in the sun (May 23, 15:00; Istedgade, Cph V; free adm)

Growth in Online Media
The British Chamber is this Friday welcoming Jimmy Maymann, the Huffington Post’s CEO, to discuss ‘Growth in Online Media’ (May 22, 07:45; Copenhagen Business School, Porcelænshaven 22, Frederiskberg; sign up at bccd.dk)

Cocktails with expats
Happy hour all night long! Nothing beats that. Enjoy a night of expats and drinks at the Bootleggers Bar and get a free cocktail upon arrival (May 21, 17:30; Linnesgade 16D, Cph K; sign up at the meetup group: Young Internationals)

In the language lab
Practise new languages with native speakers and enjoy free coffee. Check which languages will be spoken on their Facebook page (May 23, 15:00; Studenterhuset, Købmagergade 52, Cph K; free adm)

Student quiz night
It’s quiz night at Studenterhuset. So train your brain and prove you are the best. Show up alone or with a team, and try to get there 30 minutes early to sign up. (May 25, 19:00; Købmagergade 52, Cph K; free adm)





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