Early-May Events: Red Flag, Mayday! Do not miss this!

May Day  
May 1, 12:00-18:00; Fælledparken, Cph Ø; free adm; 1maj.info
Who says solidarity is a thing of the past? The first day of May sees Fælledparken revolutionised into one big red flag-flying picnic, split into four zones:  trade union, political, family and (of course) solidarity.

Enjoy stirring speeches from union reps and left-of-centre party leaders. While musical relief from Thomas Buttenschøn and Katinka will liven up the occasion for those less interested in politics. Get there before 1 pm to see the traditional marching in of the banners.

May 1 is a day to keep the red flag flying, but also a great social occasion to meet friends and family and change the world over a beer or two. (PS)

CPH Lindy Hop LX 2016
May 4-8; Søpavillionen, Gyldenløvesgade, Cph K & other locations; 710kr; copenhagenlindyexchange.dk
Get your dancing shoes on and jive away to the rocking sounds of bands such as the Shirt Tail Stompers and Billy Bros Swing Orchestra. Swirl your girl around the dancefloor, but hurry up as tickets can sell out quickly. (PS)

Cake Day
May 3, 13:00; Rådhuspladsen, Cph K; 75kr
For more than 18 years, Danish bakers and pastry makers have participated in ‘The Day of the Cake’ at Rådhuspladsen and they are inviting everyone to a massive tasting party to show off the winners and raise money for kids with cancer. (NØ)

Chamber Concert #7: Nordic Sounds
May 1, 15:00; Opera House, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; 150kr, kglteater.dk
The Royal Danish Orchestra will play works by a selection of Scandinavian composers, including Norway’s Edvard Grieg and home-grown Carl Nielsen and Rued Langgaard. (AC)