Things to do

Copenhagen Lockdown Events: Art, classes, dancing, singing, concerts, quizzes and some fun too

Nabanita Ghosh, Valmira Gjoni & Roselyne Min
April 9th, 2020

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That’s right. Get the whole family out there and sing like it’s your mother (photo: Hasse Ferrold)

Sing Happy Birthday to HM
April 16, 12:00
When Queen Margrethe II turns 80 on April 16, Danes will take to their balconies, backyards and windows, or wherever they can sing loud at noon precisely to sing her Happy Birthday. A million people have already signed up on Facebook for this initiative, which has been organised by Kim Bruhn and the musical group Danmark Synger. As part of the initiative, the symphony orchestra Copenhagen Phil is also playing four songs. Although the queen has cancelled her series of planned birthday celebrations and gatherings due to the ongoing lockdown, this should be a beautiful gift. (NG)

Low – Fi music concerts 
April 11, 14 & 16; 20:00; streaming on Low – Fi Facebook page; tickets via lowficoncerts.com  
Low – Fi assembles musicians and singers from all corners of the world for live shows in Copenhagen, creating unique and intimate experiences for music lovers. At this critical time, Low – Fi has arranged a series of online concerts on their Facebook page to entertain people. The accomplished musicians are from various parts of Europe, presenting intense and admirable online concerts from their living rooms. This also brings an opportunity for music lovers to support the community at this difficult time. (NG)

I Love The 80s
April 11, 21:00-24:00; online; free adm, eventbrite.dk
It’s not just the girls who want to have fun, but also the boys! Ireland’s biggest online 80s party is here to get you into the groove. An online 80s night with original 80s music selected by DJ50 will turn your living room into a disco and pump out nothing but the best in 80s classics all night long. Don’t miss this fun night and register now for free at eventbrite.ie. (VG)

BCCD Pub Quiz
April 15, 20:00; bccd.dk; free adm
Time for a break from ‘social distancing’. The British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark is bringing everyone together for a virtual pub quiz night. Grab a drink of your choice and don’t miss this fun evening of networking online. Sign up to attend the event @ bccd.dk. A direct link to the quiz will be sent to participants on April 15 at 16:00. (VG)

CPH:DOX Online
ongoing, ends April 30; cphdox.shift72.com
There might be a worthy alternative to binge-watching Netflix and HBO Nordic series to keep you occupied over the next two weeks. The international documentary film festival CPH:DOX was kind of cancelled, but going online has meant the festival has ended up lasting a month! (RM)

Level-up your Danish
April 9, 17:00; webinar.swaplanguage.com/webinars; free adm
Take advantage of the lockdown and accomplish the long-wished goal of learning the Danish language! Nichlas Walsted has helped beginners by webinars since the lockdown. His focus is to boost your confidence and vocabulary so you can use it in your daily life. (RM)

Virtual April with PWN
ongoing, ends April 29; online with PWN Copenhagen; free adm
The Professionals Women Network in Copenhagen welcomes spring with a month packed full of online sessions to enrich your personal, professional and business capacities while developing and fostering sustainable goals. This is for both members and friends. Join for free by registering @ pwncopenhagen.net. (VG)

ICC improv workshop
April 9 & 13, 17:30; tickets at improvcomedy.eu
Improv Comedy Copenhagen and the Copenhagen International Improv Festival are offering online drop-in classes for all levels. It’s a great opportunity to meet different people in these challenging times and learn to improvise. The workshops, which are led by two different teachers, have various group games, scene work, and exercises suitable for the online medium. (NG)

El studio online dancing
Ongoing, various times; 100-300kr; elstudio.dk
El Studio, which hosts the popular annual dance show, the Copenhagen Dance Festival, is now offering online dancing lessons for beginners and adults in various dancing styles, including salsa, bachata, hip-hop, afrobeat, twerk, chair dance, burlesque and more. They are one of the regular dance schools to have gone online to remain connected with their students and dance enthusiasts at this time during the lockdown. So what’s stopping you: if you don’t like the idea of filthy stares in the park, boogie in your living room! (NG)

Virtual Music Festival
May 7 & 10, 16:00 & 20:00; online; free adm, eventbrite.dk  
Experience this virtual music festival with multiple artists organised by S.AF.E. It is completely interactive with chat rooms, contests, raffles, sweepstakes, and Zoom video conferencing, so friends can create their own watch party on the site. The festival will be a livestream event on SAFEMusicFestival.com and multiple social platforms all at once! And to keep the tradition there will be a winner at the end of the event for the best-performed artists, which will be judged by likes during the stream. Visit eventbrite.com to register for free. (VG)

Ark Books poetry circle
April 20, TBC; AB Facebook page
Every second Monday, the Ark Books invites all bookworms to their virtual meeting to read and discuss poetry in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Now with the lockdown, the event went online for the first time on April 6, and the second is expected to take place on April 20. Stay tuned, as you don’t miss the next virtual meeting. In the meantime, the Ark Audio can keep you company. Find it at the Ark Books’ Facebook page. (VG)

Teddy bear spotting
The popular worldwide trend of searching for teddy bears has arrived in Denmark. Many windows and balconies have cute teddy bears sitting on them., so kids, geared up with paper and pens, can record their discoveries. With COVID 19 having taken up all our attention at the moment, the teddy bear hunt offers families a wonderful break from it all! (NG)

Easter Sale & Delivery
April 11, 15:00-18:00, The Bar, Kronborggade 3, Cph N
The Bar is opening up just for three hours with a special discount on all its stocked drinks: sodas, beers and spirits. You can also get them delivered to the door on Saturday if you order more than a box of beer. Shoot a message to the bar via Instagram or Facebook. (RM)

At home with Ray & Savannah
April 12, 21:00; live on Ray Weaver’s Facebook page; free adm, donations to Embolc mental health foundation
With no church to go to this Easter Sunday, where better to worship than at the altar of Ray Weaver, the celebrated American pub singer, who is again teaming up with his daughter Savannah to wow online listeners. (BH)

Dis.Art in Denmark
Until Sep 1; dis.art; free adm
Kunstal Charlottenborg has teamed up with the internationally renowned artists’ collective DIS, art exhibition site Tranen and the world’s biggest documentary festival CPH:DOX to offer films and series on the streaming platform Dis.art! According to the museum it is the art equivalent of Netflix. Free of charge for everyone in Denmark. (RM)

El studio online dancing
Ongoing, various times; 100-300kr; elstudio.dk
El Studio, the host of popular annual Copenhagen Dance Festival, is now offering online dancing lessons for beginners and adults in various dancing styles, including salsa, bachata, hip-hop, afrobeat, twerking, chair dancing, burlesque and more. They are one of the regular dance schools to have gone online to remain connected with their students and dance enthusiasts at this time of the lockdown. (NG)

Film of the month
via YouTube
Every month The Why Foundation releases a film that sparks discussions and challenges stereotypes, which is available to everyone with English subtitles. Working with partners across the world to extend free access to information for everyone, The Why produces and donates documentaries to underserved countries and distributes them on a sliding fee scale to others. Don’t miss The Journalist and the Mass Murderer, the April film shedding light on the horrific genocide of one fifth of the Cambodian population. The film is available on the official YouTube channel of The Why. (VG)

Mingle with Magnus Temples 
April 11, 20:00-21:30; Zoom; free adm; studenterhuset.com
Missing meeting new people? During this interactive livestream concert on Zoom, you will be able to enter virtual rooms and have fun with other participants. Studenterhuset will reward the first 25 people with a free draft beer when it finally opens up again. So put on your party dress and shake your body in your own home. The code for the concert will be published a few hours before, so stay tuned! (RM)

Streamed dance classes
various dates; Facebook; free adm
The professional dance instructor of the Sceneindgangen dance studio is offering free classes via Facebook live almost every day, though the dates and times are posted at short notice. If you are looking for something more sophisticated and classic than hip-hop or salsa, this is a good opportunity for you to try ballet or contemporary dance. (RM)

Louisiana Channel
Until it opens again; channel.louisiana.dk; free adm
The world’s most beautiful museum is also on pause; however, the extraordinary size of its video collection will keep the audience entertained. With 750 videos featuring numerous prominent artists, writers and architects of our time, Louisiana will keep drawing in visitors. (RM)


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