Coming Up Soon: Welcomes, art fairs and clowns

Welcome Reception Fall
Copenhagen City Hall is this coming Wednesday hosting a welcoming event for all the newcomers in Copenhagen and southern Sweden. Representatives of culture and leisure life will present their activities, and the event will also include tasty pancakes and surprise performances! (Aug 31, 15:30-18:00; Rådhuspladsen 1, Cph V;

LAST YEAR’S EVENT: Pancakes and handshakes at the Expat Fair

Art Copenhagen
Art Copenhagen is simultaneously presenting two art fairs at Bella Center: Selected Art Fair and Code Art Fair. The pair will bring together leading and emerging galleries from Europe and the Americas as well as artists, writers, curators and collectors (Aug 26-28, Bella Center, Center Blvd.5, Cph S; 115kr;

Open stage at Café Cadeau
Take a seat in the audience, or grab your moment in the spotlight: this event invites performers of all genres, from comedians to clowns (Aug 26, 18:30-21:00; HC Ørsteds Vej 28, 1879 Frederiksberg; free adm; request spot at

Cooking and food festival 2016
With more than 150 events, this event is a celebration of food and all the gastronomic experiences Copenhagen has to offer (ends Aug 28, various times and venues; some events require fee,

Unmissable church fete
Copenhagen’s Anglican St Alban’s Church is holding its annual Summer Fete. This year will be the 25th anniversary of the event, held in Churchillparken right outside the church, and the organisers are planning a whole day of celebrations! (Aug 27, 10:00-17:00; Churchillparken, Cph K; free adm)

Comedy at the Dubliner
For a night of laughs, head over to the Dubliner Downtown to see acclaimed comedians Phil Nichol and Christian Schulte-Loh (Sep 1, 20:00; Dubliner Ny Østergade 14; 100kr advance, 180kr 2-person advance, 120kr per person at door,

Celebrating Indian culture
Come and celebrate India at Kulturcenter Kildevæld! The festival includes Indian food, music, dance and movies, and a market for your shopping needs (Aug 26, 15:00-0:00; Kulturcenter Kildevæld KCK, Bellmansgade, Cph Ø; free adm)

Open Water
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. As of 8 pm on Thursday, this event was not sold out (Aug 27, 9:00-17:00; Black Diamond, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1; register here; +15)

Ice cream cocktails pop-up
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! (Aug 22-27, 13:00-19:00; Valkendorfsgade 11, Cph K)


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