Early-June Events: The Globe is back in the game, quizzers!

Globe Pub Quiz
June 4, 19:30; The Globe, Nørregade 43, Cph K; 30kr
The Globe is back after three months away and resident quizmaster John Kelleher is itching to go with some real pearlers. However, due to restrictions, there will only be room for 20 teams in the spacious pub, and it is strictly first come, first served on the Thursday, so get there well in advance!  The winners get 1,000 kroner, second place 500 kroner, third place a crate of beer and there are also beer rounds, a raffle and a rollover worth thousands. And remember: Chuck Berry is not welcome! (VG)

Docken drive-in bio
May 29-31, 20:00; Docken, Færgehavnsvej 35, Nordhavn; 200kr, cityconcerts.dk
Now that the Cinemateket one is closing, experience the drive-in cinema at Docken in Nordhavn in a raw industrial framework. Don’t miss this weekend’s screenings of Rocketman, Bohemian Rapsody and Grease. (VG)

Drive-in last chance
May 28 & 29, 21:30; Nordsøvej 11, Nordhavn; 295-1,180kr, dfi.dk
The temporary drive-in cinema in Nordhavn, which kicked off on May 2, will continue until Friday, its organisers Cinemateket and Meyers have confirmed. Movie-goers can see ‘Some like it hot’ on Thursday and Danish film ‘Dronningen’ on Friday. The price includes a three course menu and a soft drink. Don’t forget to book in advance. (VG)

Comedy and Margaritas
May 30, 20:00; Bar 1420, Griffenfeldsgade 20, Cph N; 75kr, billeto.dk
Toast it with laughter as Bar 1420 is back with their popular comedy show. Consider topics such as love and life in Denmark. Frosty Margaritas are on offer along with other refreshing cocktails and drinks. This place is great for networking as well. Meet fellow expats and connect! Amid the coronavirus restrictions, the bar is committed to following all of the government’s health and safety guidelines as they welcome back their guests. (NG)

Online Toastmasters meet
June 9, 18:00; via zoom; free adm, toastmasters.dk
Copenhagen Toastmasters club organises such events to help people shed their fear of public speaking and gain insight into leadership qualities. Find out what it means to be spontaneous while speaking to an audience, and take on the challenge of having to talk instantly about table topics in a debate or on a public speaking platform. The club trains speakers of all levels from beginners, who can start off with the basics, to advanced speakers who would like to brush up and enhance their public speaking skills and leadership potential. (NG)

Wine tasting for beginners
June 2, 19:30; Lavendelstræde 13, Cph K; 145-175kr, Mobile Pay 9162 8861
Isn’t it time you learnt a bit more about wine! The Not Your Usual – Wine Bar is offering this fantastic opportunity for beginners to indulge in an interesting and ‘educational’ wine tasting evening. As you sip the different varieties and taste them, you learn to identify the difference in quality and production, and something about their origins too. The wine tasting events are held on Tuesdays, often with different themes, using grapes and wine from all over the world. (NG)

Online meditation and yoga
May 14, 20 & 28, 16:45; Skandinavisk Yoga & Meditation Skole; via Zoom
In these challenging times, you need to relax with yoga and meditation. Learn various breathing and yoga techniques to give your mind a break from all the ongoing stress. Take part in the sessions through Zoom. Participants are expected to join in 15 minutes early. The Zoom ID and password is available on the Facebook page. (NG)

Shodo calligraphy art lessons
May 30, June 2, 6 & 9, various times; Badstuestræde 13, Cph K; 2,000kr for 4 sessions; hello@asobolab.net
A different form of art is on offer at the Tinkuy-Sprirituelt fitness centre, where one can learn about the fascinating art of calligraphy from Japan. Instructor Chiaki invites you to wonderful sessions of formal and expressive calligraphy art. There are different levels (1-3) for you to practise calligraphy using Sumi e ink. A maximum of 5 people are permitted per lesson. It is advised to book a spot in advance. (NG)

Webinar on gender-based violence
June 4, 18:00-19:00; zoom.us; free adm, registration required
The Danish Institute for International Studies is inviting everyone to discuss the various forms of gender-based violence. What does it mean gender-based violence? Is it only physical? These are some of the questions to be answered Professor Cecilia Menjívar. The seminar will be held online in English. Visit the official Facebook page of DIIS to find the link. (VG)

Howl’s Moving Castle and Ramen Event
June 11, 16:30-21:00; Beboerhuset AKB, Lundtoftegade 41B, Cph N; pay-as-you-feel
Watch ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ and enjoy a bowl of vegan ramen with mushrooms and vegetables! The event is first come first served and limited to the first 100 people. The event relies upon donations (the meal has no set price), and all of the funds collected will be donated to charities that help refugees worldwide. (AMS)

Randi Pontoppidan in concert
May 30, 16:00; Dhaliavej 63, Rødovre; 200kr, Mobpay 61673355
Amid the restrictions, acclaimed singer Dalia Faitelson is arranging garden concerts at which there is only room for ten guests, hence the steep asking price. This time her guest is Randi (nominated for a Steppeulven award) who likes to experiment with music in various forms such as jazz, electro-acoustic and more. Advance booking is required. (NG)

Low – Fi: Mendoza
June 11, 19:30; tickets@lowficoncerts
Low- Fi continues to amaze music lovers with their soulful and intense musical arrangements featuring artists from all over the world. Kicking off their summer concert line-up is the talented electro pop/ hip-hop artist Mendoza. The concert, which is BYOB&S, is being held in a private parking lot strictly adhering to the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. (NG)

Kunsthal Charlottenborg return
May 29-Aug 9; open Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2, Cph K; 90kr
Kunsthal Charlottenborg is reopening its doors on Friday welcoming everyone to a live performance in the courtyard by the artist Hannah Anbert and the New York-based group of artists’ exhibition ‘What Do People Do All Day’. (VG)

Vocal Tribute to Montmartre
June 1, 21:00-23:00; livestream on Facebook; donation-based
Four well known Danish jazz vocalists, Cæcilie Norby, Sinne Eeg, Søren Sko and Bobo Morenomeet, are coming together for a livestream to support Jazzhus Montmartre’s survival ahead of its summer return. The concert will be livestreamed from the official Facebook page of Jazzhus Montmartre. (VG)

Smil Belinda
June 10, 20:00-21:00; Korsgade 12, Cph N; 105-175kr, teaterbilletter.dk
More relevant than ever, the international showcase of Delia Trice‘s is a performance of hits from the 1960s and 70s with a sublime message about the dream of a common Europe. There is a limited number of tickets to secure distance between people in the audience. (VG)

Louisiana open again
Mon-Sat, 09:00-23:00, Sun 09:00-18:00; Gl Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; 115-130kr, klubkort.louisiana.dk
The open again museum has expanded its opening hours – until 11 o’clock on some evenings – to accomodate four exhibitions: the work of Per Kirkeby, Ann Veronica Janssens, Nancy Spero, and the radical and Tetsumi Kudo. Remember to book a time slot. (VG)

Pop-up plant-based burgers
May 29, 17:00-19:30; Skindergade 3A, Cph K; burger menu 150kr
Enjoy some delicious vegan or vegetarian plant-based burgers, at this new pop-up. Everything served is homemade, including their basil mayonnaise, green goddess sauce, ketchup, pickles, and lemonade. The location is above Bar Vin. Purchase a burger, potatoes and slaw for 150 kroner, and a lemonade for 15. (AMS)

Walking Copenhagen
ongoing, ends Aug 1; livestream Facebook; free adm
Follow Walking Copenhagen’s curated walks through the city live on Facebook. It has invited 100 artists living in the city to create 100 walks over 100 days as a performative diary. Each artist walks for 12 hours and starts at home. Every hour he/she gives a “sign of life” via live-streaming. (VG)

Grand opening party:
People Like Us bar
May 29, 16:00-21:00; PLU Beer Bar, Jagtvej 135, Cph N; free adm
The microbrewery People Like Us is opening its doors with a grand party that coincides with the album release of Copenhagen’s noise-rock group Ring Them Bells. If you buy some vinyl, you will get a cold beer for free and time with the band. (VG)

Dance with Alky Plus
daily until June 21, 15:00-18:00; Green field next to Hal C, Arsenalvej 6, Cph K, 100kr
The instructor Alky, a professional dancer and choreographer, is the director of a dance group in Guinea. This is a great chance to learn something new, get some exercise and meet some new people! (AMS)

Bring Your Dog Saturdays
ongoing, ends June 27; 14:20-18:00; 1420 Bar, Griffenfeldsgade 20, free adm
Want to go on a doggy date? Come to the Bring Your Dog Saturdays at Bar 1420! Treats and water are provided, so all you need to bring is your dog. The bar has 300 bottles, 24 taps, and lots of other traditional Belgian beer to enjoy. (AMS)

Summer Concert with the Vesterbro Gospel Choir
June 4, 19:30; Eliaskirken Vesterbrogade 49, Cph V; free adm, no registration needed
Experience a musical performance by the wonderful Vesterbro Gospel Choir and their band at Eliaskirken. Get there when the doors open at 19:00, as there’s no assigned seating. (AMS)

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