Coming up Soon: A top-10 selection to please the palates, party needs and passions of the most hardened of hedonists

The weekend is here and plenty of events are happening in the city. We’ve selected the best to have you covered for the next week, whether you’re a foodie, a shopaholic or an art junkie, new in town or you just like freebies, get out there and enjoy the summer while it lasts!

New beer release party
Aug 19, 17:00-20:00; BRUS, Guldbergsgade 29F, Cph N

There is a new pale ale created by BRUS out this Friday named NørreBRUS BrygBRUS. The venue is pretty hyped about its creation and wants to share it with you all. Stop by for the tasting and stay for the party that goes on till 3am. Beers will be two for 100 kroner.

Let’s play: Capoeira
Aug 20-21, 16:00-17:30; Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B; free adm

If you like martial arts, you must try Capoeira. Originally from Brazil, this martial art mixes music with fighting, dancing and some acrobatics. It’s free of charge, so if you are curious enough, don’t shy away, no matter your age or level of expertise, as everyone is invited!

Capoeira performance


Stay True Festival
Aug 20, 13:00-22:00; Wagnersvej 19, Cph SV; free adm

Spend your Saturday with friends celebrating inclusiveness and diversity at Sydhavn. A great line-up of musicians including hip-hop group Benal and danish artist Kill J plus graffiti workshops, cheap drinks and savory food stands.

Enjoying the music festival

Ice Cream Cocktails Pop-up

Aug 22-27, 13:00-19:00; Valkendorfsgade 11, Cph K

A delicious, mouthwatering pop-up is taking place all week at Balderdash as part of the initiative Copenhagen by the Glass. You can’t beat ice-cream mixed with alcohol, can you? At least one day of the week you deserve to treat your palate to a Banana Split or a Brownie Sundae, while you feel it’s the 1930s again in this transformed American-style Soda and Ice Cream bar. Say yes to guilty pleasures!

Hot Fudge Sundae

Tradono Market
Aug 21, 10:00-16:00; Israel Plads, Cph K

For all the trendy ladies out there, Sunday is shopping day! There will be about 75 stands displaying the finest second-hand clothes, shoes and accessories specially selected by fashion experts. It’s the perfect Sunday plan to get good bargains and stock up your closet for winter.

Young friends searching clothes in secondhand clothing shop

Open Air Opera and Ballet
Aug 22, 09:00; Rosenborg Castle, Øster Voldgade 4A; free adm

Hosted by the Royal Danish Theatre next Monday, you can witness opera and ballet for free. The concert will last for three hours with an intermission. This celebration takes place once a year, so don’t let it slide.

Ballerina in the center of Moscow

Bug tasting
Aug 23, 17:00-19:00; CPH Food Space, Slagtehusgade 11, Cph V; 65kr

For bold palates and adventurous souls, don’t forget to attend this event. Insects are becoming trendy in Danish cuisine and are presented as a healthy and sustainable alternative food. Enjoy a talk with a guided tasting and judge for yourself: are insects a toothsome dish?


Stephen Hawking: Quantum Black Holes
August 24, 17:00, DR Concert Hall; 145-295kr

The Carlsberg Foundation together with the Niels Bohr International Academy and the Royal Danish Academy of sciences are bringing to Copenhagen the famous English physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking to fascinate us with a talk about his theory on black holes. If you are a fan of cosmology write this one down in your calendar.

Black hole

Code Art Fair
August 26-28, 12-20; Bella Center Copenhagen, Center Blvd 5, Cph S; 115kr, students 80kr

During Cph Art Week you shouldn’t miss this new art fair to help celebrate Art Copenhagen’s 20th anniversary. Code’s vision is that “Good art should be accessible to everyone”. This art platform will be dedicated exclusively to exhibit Contemporary Art from galleries around the world, featuring Flat Fix, curated by Ryan Steadman and Ryan Wallace, who are both artists and curators from New York. There’s also talks and workshops for kids, so for more details don’t forget to check the program online.

Young woman visits an art gallery

Swimming the Canals of Christiansborg
Aug 27, 9:00-17:00; Black Diamond, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1; register here; +15

Would you like to swim in the cleanest canals of Europe? Copenhagen swim invites you to swim for 2km in the open water around the canals of the Christiansborg Castle, starting from the Black Diamond. You can either do it alone or in a team of four. Either way, it sounds like a one-off opportunity to swim around Parliament, particularly if you adore swimming.