Early Winter Events: Cracking comedy nights in Amager, classic ballets and Christmas occasions by the truckload

CPH English Comedy Night
Dec 4, 20:00; Teater Play, Strandlodsvej 7, Cph S; 130kr, billetto.dk
Headliner Tamer Kattan is an American comic who is worth the price of admission alone. Join compere Joe Eagan and support acts David Duff (Ireland), Julian Oakes (UK) and Rozarina Larsen (Malaysia) for another funny evening. The venue is roughly seven minutes’ walk from Øresund Metro.

Monster Improv Show
Dec 10, 20:00; Teater Play, Strandlodsvej 7, Cph S; 85kr, teaterplay.billetexpressen.dk
This is the final show of 2021 for 3For2, a monthly live comedy night at Amager’s Teater Play, which features three comedy double acts: If These Walls Could Talk (CPH POST columnist Adrian Mackinder and Sarah McGillion), Sir.Réal and Rebels In My Sight. Collectively they are six of the city’s best comedy performers, covering six nationalities, and they are all members of Inconspicuous, a growing network of live comedy events across the city.

Crazy Christmas Cabaret
ongoing, ends Jan 15, Tue-Sat 19:30, Sat 15:00, Sun 17:00; Glassalen at Tivoli, Cph V; 185-410kr, londontoast.dk
The Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2021-22 instalment ‘Tell me About it’ will whisk you away to Miami for an evening of music, laughter, dancing, biting satire and cross-dressing. There’s plenty of Danglish humour to amuse both Brits and Danes. The show, and creator Vivienne McKee, are both national institutions.

True dating stories
Nov 11-13, 18-20 & 25-26, 20:30; Teater PLAY, 7 Strandlodsvej, Cph S; 180kr; contact team@storyparty.co
You are the star of this two-hour show. The audience are invited to write down their true dating stories and then the ‘best’ ones are shared.

The Nutcracker
Nov 26-Dec 22, daily performances Wed-Sun; Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; 55-805 kr, kglteater
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the Nutcracker ballet choreographed by George Balanchine. It’s a classic enjoyed by generations of both children and adults. Watch the ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ and die happy. (KY)

The Snow Queen
Dec 1-23; Tivoli Concert Hall, Vesterbrogade 3 Cph V; 220-630 kroner; tivoligardens.com
In the heart of Tivoli, an adventurous classical ballet performance for the whole family will feature a new version of HC Andersen’s fairy-tale. This is the one that Queen Margrethe designed most of the costumes and decorations for! (MR)

James Giles
Nov 25, 19:00; Ørstedvej 6, Frederiksberg
A one-night-only solo concert at La Fée Verte with music and poetry from Canadian singer-songwriter and philosopher James Giles, who will perform from his latest album ‘A Man in the Alley’. A mix of alternative rock, indie, folk and other styles awaits. (MR)

Concerto Copenhagen
Nov 27, 16:00; Den Sorte Diamant, Søren Kierkegaards Pl 1, Cph K; 100-200 kr; kb.dk
The Concerto Copenhagen trio celebrate the 30th anniversary of their formation at the Black Diamond. Expect classical greats such as Vivaldi and Bach. (MR)

The Courettes
Dec 18, 20:00; Råhust, Onkel Dannys Pl 7; 110-140kr
This husband and wife Danish-Brazilian garage rock duo bring the house down wherever they take their early 1960s-inspired act. As one critic observes, it’s the “perfect balancing act between the garage rock of the Sonics and Phil Spector’s girl group fantasies”.

Christmas at the Museum
Nov 27-28, Dec 4-5 & 11-12, 11:00-16:00; Land of Legends, Slangealleen 2, Lejre; from 65kr, sagnlandet.dk
Land of Legends museum invites you to experience Christmas through the Viking and rural age. The open-air museum is a few kilometres west of Roskilde. (KY)

Christmas at the cathedral
Dec 11 & 16, 19:00; Roskilde Cathedral, Domkirkestræde 10, Roskilde; from 100kr; roskildedomkirke.dk
Enjoy a Christmas concert featuring the Roskilde Cathedral Girls and Boys’ Choir and a rendition of ‘Handel’s Messiah’ by the Roskilde Cathedral Boys’ Choir. (KY)

Xmas beer, dinner and more
Dec 8, 17:00; Herslev Brewery, Kattingevej 16, Roskilde; 195kr; to know more
Christmas beer, communal dining and a concert await you at Herslev Brewery. Experience musician Mads Kinnerup and night church priest Sarah Ziethen creating an adventurous Christmas landscape. (KY)

Voices from the Block
Dec 11, 13:00-20:00; Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K; 30kr per visit
Young people often experience they are talked about, but not with. Cinemateket is opening its doors to the ‘Voices from the Block’ mini-festival, where children and young people from public housing areas can present films, videos, poems and other creative works. (KY)

Nordic Art Fair
Nov 26-28,  open Fri 14:00-19:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00; Art Nordic, Otto Busses Vej 5A, Cph SV; three-day pass 145kr
The Nordic region’s largest sales and art fair offers you the chance to meet over 200 artists, experience art and explore creativity. Should you want to rest your legs, head to the lounge areas to find food, beer and wine. (KY)

Future of Foods talk
Nov 30, 17:00; CBS, Solbjerg Plads 3, Frederiksberg; free adm
CBS Food Hub in collaboration with Effective Altruism Denmark and Tempty Foods invites you to a talk about alternative proteins. Is the alternative protein field a sustainable and realistic way to change the food system? Find out! (KY)

Scandinavian Black Metal
Dec 5, 19:00; Musik Loppen, Sydområdet 4B, 1, Cph K; 130 kr; tickets
Two of Scandinavia’s heaviest black metal bands, MORK and Afsky, take over Loppen for one night only. (KY)

Globe Quiz
Dec 2 & 16, 19:15; Globe Irish Pub, Nørregade 43-45, Cph K; 40 kroner per person
Game night’s on at this pub on Nørregade! Gather your four best-informed friends and secure a spot in the pub before they’re all gone. The winners will be awarded 1,000 kroner, and there are plenty of spot prizes too. (MB)

Dirty Immigrant Stand-up
Dec 5, 20:00; No Stress, Nørregade 26, Cph K; 150kroner; tickets
Stand-up comedy with travelling Romanian comedian Victor Patrascan who will poke the truth out with a stick and provoke you with his jokes. (KY)

CTC Open Stage
Dec 2, 17:30; Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Cph; free adm; ctcircle.dk
Poets, storytellers, stand-up comedians and others are welcome to perform at CTC’s Open Stage. If you wish to perform, sign-up in advance. Otherwise, come along to enjoy food and performances. (KY)

Guided Tour in UN City
26 Nov & 3 Dec, 15:00; Marmorvej 51, Cph Ø; free adm; eventbrite.com
The United Nations City in Copenhagen invites the public every Friday afternoon for a 45-minute guided tour in English of the premises. (MR)

Walk for Palestine
29 Nov, 17:30; TBC
In 32 cities around the world demonstrations are being organised to remind people that Palestine must not be forgotten.(MR)

Kennedys Quiz
Dec 6, 19:30; Kennedys Bar, Gammel Kongevej 23, Cph V; 25kr, four per team
The winners get 800 kroner and there are plenty of spot prizes.