Early June Events: Floating parades, flea markets galore, and fabulous if you love saké

CPH Harbour Parade
June 5, 13:00-23:00; Copenhagen Harbour; free adm
On Constitution Day, the Port of Copenhagen will transfer into an artistic floating parade. The harbour will be full of art, performances, installations and music while boats sail through the city. The parade can be experienced from land, as well as from boats and kayaks on the water. (PW)

Sake Festival
May 28-29, 17:00-18:30; Seidokan Japan Center, Valbygårdsvej 36, Valby; 195kr
Get a taste of Japan in the heart of Valby. During the festival, you will have the unique opportunity of tasting over 50 different sakes from the Land of the Rising Sun. Additionally, during the festival you will have the opportunity to eat authentic Japanese ramen and taste specially blended drinks that have been curated by world-class bartenders. (NJB)

Open Stage
May 28, 19:00; Urban House, Colbjørnsensgade 5-11, Cph V; free adm
Copenhagen Theatre Circle’s Open Stage event welcomes performers of all genres: poets, storytellers, stand-up comedians, singers, dancers, clowns, musicians, magicians etc. A call to artists old and new: this is the space you have been looking for to try out your work in front of an energetic and supportive audience. Copenhagen wants to see what you’ve got! (NJB)

Danish academic job fair
June 8, 14:00-16:00; online event by graduateland; free adm
The jobs are out there so now is the time to kick-start your career! Join the academic job fair and find out who is hiring. Are you graduating this summer, or did you finish your education recently? Employers from different industries are participating and they all have news of exciting job opportunities for you. (NJB)

Poster party
June 1, 15:00-18:00; KIHOSKH, Sønder Boulevard 53, Cph V; free adm
In connection with the City of Copenhagen’s launch of Party with Respect, you can come by Kihoskh and pick up a poster free of charge. While you are here, you can enjoy the first summer day of the year at one of Copenhagen’s friendliest addresses. Kihoskh believes that everyone should come: both those who party and those who go to bed early. (NJB)

Books & Wine
June 5, 14:00-18:00; Gammel Kongevej 33A, Cph V; free adm
Some Merlot with your Melville, or Riesling with your Rowling? Come by this newly-opened antique store for great English-language books and enjoy wine at its opening event. (NJB)

Daily Friction
May 29, 17:00-18:00; online at travers.world; free adm
Daily Friction is a panel debate panel aimed at starting meaningful debates. This week’s event will be attended by Stefan Kaegi, the co-founder of Rimini Protokoll, Danish actress Sara Topsøe-Jensen and multidisciplinary artist Magrét Bjarnadóttir. (NJB)

Flea Market
May 29-30, 10:00-16:00; Istedgade 87, Cph V; free adm
Come and join a flea market in the heart of Vesterbro. You will find everything from clothes, toys and books to antiques and furniture. Support your local community and make a second-hand purchase to save the planet. (NJB)

Joey Moe and LIGA
June 6, 16:00-17:30; Bakken, free adm
A bang of a summer party is planned, when the big hits Joey Moe and LIGA take over the Bakkens Friluftsscene. The two artists are currently in the studio writing songs together, and this collaboration will culminate with a joint show where they will play their biggest hits together as one joint band. (NJB)

Period talks
May 28, 17:30; HUSET, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph V; free adm with booking
May 28 marks International Menstruation Day, and HUSET is hosting a ‘Period Talks’, a corona-friendly, intimate event. Period Talks invites conversation, laughter and information about an ordinary monthly event that is forever slighted, shamed and too often silent. (NJB)

Open house at FABRIKKEN
May 29, 12:00-17:00; Sundholmsvej 46, Cph S; free adm
Experience a day in the engine room of art, as Denmark’s largest studio community for professional artists and designers is having an open house. The event also marks the opening of FABRIKKEN’s joint exhibition where more than 60 of the in-house artists and designers will exhibit side by side. (PW)

Twilight Zone on 16mm
May 30, 18:00-20:00; Husets Biograf, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 70kr
Watch three of the all-time top-rated episodes of the American Twilight Zone TV series, screened in their original 16mm format complete with the same TV commercials that screened at the time – a unique window into a world of exceptionally well depicted horror, accompanied by merciless consumerism that recalls the ‘Mad Men’ TV series. (NJB)

CPH Photo Festival
June 3-13, 17:00-22:00; Refshalevej 163A; from 100kr
The largest Nordic festival of its kind returns on June 3-30, now with more than 30 exhibitions spread across galleries, museums and art institutions in Copenhagen and southern Sweden. The festival focuses on new forms of exhibiting and new ways of using photography, featuring work from both established and emerging artists. (NJB)

Kabaret Kopenhagen
May 28-29, 20:00-23:45; Musikcaféen, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 200kr
Kabaret Kopenhagen is officially inviting you all to not just one, but two nights of the best burlesque in town, so treat yourself to some socially-distanced sexy fun at Musikcaféen! Come and enjoy a bottle of bubbly. The fizz is guaranteed! (NJB)

Wine tasting
June 10, 17:30; Spisehuset, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 275kr
Come and join an exclusive wine tasting event in the heart of Copenhagen. Are you a Chardonnay chappy, or more of a Pinot pige? Here’s a perfect opportunity to test your wine tasting abilities and find your selection for your next dinner party. (NJB)

BlaBla Language Exchange
June 10, 20:00-22:30; online at BlaBla Language Exchange, free adm with booking
Improve your language skills by chatting to a native in the language you are currently learning. The event always starts in English/Danish. Then, once two or three people want to speak the same language, it’s possible to create a new linguistic group. (NJB)

Concerto CPH plays Bach
May 29, 16:00-17:30; Den Sorte Diamant, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K; find tickets at billetlugen.dk
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, together with Concerto Copenhagen, interprets one of baroque music’s favourite sons: a striking example that less can be more. (NJB)

Exhaust Trail
May 29, 10:00-15:00; Vangeboskolen, Vangeboled 9; from 150kr
Copenhagen Exhaust Trail will again be held in Denmark’s answer to Switzerland: Søllerød. Test yourself on some of the wildest hills in Zealand: two unique hilly forests a few kilometres north of Copenhagen. (NJB)

CPH Athletics Games
June 8, 18:00-21:00; Østerbro Stadium, Cph Ø; 75kr
Welcome to Copenhagen Athletics Games ’21 – a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze Meeting. Look forward to an atmospheric evening where you can experience the elite of Danish athletics competing against middle-of-the-road competition from abroad. (NJB)

Art Workshop
May 31, 18:00-20:00; ART Workshop, Nørreport Station, Cph K; free adm
Join the Art Workshop in English in Central Copenhagen, get inspired and start your personal art project! It’s a great place to experience different art materials and techniques in a friendly atmosphere! No previous experience is required, just an open mind and a big smile. (NJB)

Move In Another Dimension
June 3, 20:00-23:00; Xenon, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; from 140kr
This installation concert, ‘Come Move In Another Dimension’, is part of an artistic universe first initiated when MoonBee & The Astronauts released their first double-sided EP ‘Come Move In Another Dimension Part 1 & 2’ in January 2021. Also featuring Who Killed Bambi. (NJB)

Eliel Lazo Trio
May 29, 20:00; Store Regnegade 19A, Cph K; 290kr
The Eliel Lazo Trio travels all over the world performing jazz and Cuban music, so where better to welcome them in Copenhagen than the historic hotspot Jazzhus Montmarte. It promises to be an evening full of Afro-Cuban jazz and vibrating tones. (PW)

Watercolours masterclass
May 30, 13:00; Tagensvej 188, Cph NV; 325kr
Time to learn a new skill? Try watercolour painting. In this two-hour masterclass, you will learn how to paint a botanical image using professional watercolour pigments from scratch. (PW)

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