February Events: Denmark’s dreariest month lit up by Pride, pirouettes and panto

Jan 31-Feb 6; Biblioteket Rentemestervej, Rentemestervej 76, Cph NV; ctcircle.dk
For over 10 years now, the Copenhagen Theatre Circle has been delighting international audiences with their take on the traditional British pantomime. Expect comedy, singing, cross dressing and plenty of audience interaction. It’s perfect for children and families. Included in the cast this year is CTC legend Frank Theakston, our columnist on page 13, who is making a comeback at the age of 80. What’s next? King Lear?

Swan Lake
Jan 28-March 10; Opera House, Ekvipagemestervej 10 , Cph K; 160-870kr; kglteater.dk
A ballet like you’ve never seen before! Tchaikovsky’s amazing music perfectly complements choreography arranged by Silja Schandorff and Nikolaj Hübbe. A fantastic seduction story that will blow your mind!

Winter Jazz
Feb 2-26; nationwide; jazz.dk
Vinterjazz is celebrated at unique venues and stages across Denmark, whilst being a platform for jazz expression.

Winter Gourmet
Feb 10-19; nationwide; various restaurants and pubs
Vintergourmet is a tasty menu initiative served at a multitude of restaurants during the winter holidays in Denmark. Prices and reservations depend on the restaurant and its location, but choose wisely and you can find an absolute bargain.

CPH Dining Week
Feb 10-19; various CPH restaurants; 250kr for 3 dishes, 350kr for 5, 525kr for 10; diningweek.dk
Since 2011, CPH Dining Week has made it possible to visit fancy restaurants to eat a menu at a fixed price. Dubbed the Nordic region’s largest restaurant festival, the menus are exclusively made for the week to ensure guests have a unique dining experience at a great price.  

CPH Gin Festival
Feb 17-18, 12:00-21:45; Lokomotivværkstedet, Cph SV; 314kr for a 150-min session; copenhagenginfest.dk
It’s time to enjoy some alcohol, but with moderation! In the old locomotive workshop, more than 30 exhibitors will present 400 different gins served with tonic. Free samples will be given to taste all the flavours, so don’t miss it!

CPH Light Festival
Feb 3-26; throughout Cph; copenhagenlightfestival.org
Light up the night this February with a celebration of light art and illuminating experiences. The festival will transform Copenhagen with works contributed by Danish and international artists. Download the interactive app to locate all the attractions.  

CPH Winter Pride Week
Feb 20-25; Huset, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; copenhagenpride.dk
All together for Winter Pride 2023. Under the QueerPlus theme, inclusion is the main word of the week, followed closely by awareness, gathering and parties.  

Bella Center Flea Market
Feb 11, 10:00-17:00, Feb 12, 10:00-16:00; 40kr; Center Boulevard 5, Cph S; loppermarkedibella.dk
A great place for antique-seekers. Scandinavia’s largest second-hand market draws in both collectors and the curious every February.  

Night Terrors Film Festival
Feb 10, 19:00-22:45; 70dk; Huset, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; allevents.in/copenhagen
Halloween is never really over. For the eighth year in a row, 18 worldwide films will be screened in the culture house, either with English audio or subtitles. A good night you will never forget, even if it is in your nightmares.

Charity Concert
Feb 4, 15:00; 130kr; Mariakirken, Istedgade 20, Cph V; folkekirken-vesterbro.dk
There is music for everyone. Enjoy jazz, classical and Indian-inspired flute/dance pieces courtesy of composer Modiano and choreographer Divya. All the proceeds go to Aktion Børnehjælp, a charity that supports poor Indian children.

Warehouse Project 2.0
Feb 10-11, 20:00-04:00; Halvandet, Refshalevej 325, Cph K; 220-399kr, gravitycph.dk
Move to the rhythm of house and techno dance music! Three international DJs – Joshwa, Piero Pirupa and Umek – and some local talents will play for 2,000 people. The stage will be on fire over the two days.

Gravens Rand Quiz
Jan 31, Feb 14 & 28, 20; Søndre Fasanvej 24, Frederiksberg; entry 30kr
Maximum of four per team, it’s 1,000 kroner for the winners and a crate of beer for second. Two beer rounds, and shots for last place!

Same Shit, Different Planet
ongoing, ends Feb 25; performances Mon-Fri 19:30, Sat 17:00; Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Cph Ø; 180kr, teaterbilleter.dk
This is the third part of the trilogy penned by That Theatre Company resident playwright Fergal O’Byrne, the creator of ‘Extremophiles’ and ‘Rub-A-Dub-Dub’. Set in a Martian dental surgery, it’s been described as an emotional, funny, touching, quirky, robotic, thirsty, thought-provoking, dusty comedy. Among the cast are That Theatre regulars Katrin Weisser and Peter Vinding, while artistic director and founder Ian Burns is onboard to direct.

Fredericia Boat Show
Feb 24-25, 10:00-18:00, Feb 26, 10:00-17:00 & Mar 2-5; Vestre Ringvej 101, Fredericia; boatshow.dk, 115-130kr
Who doesn’t want to see an indoor boat show? For all boat and water sports enthusiasts, this is the chance to check out the latest sailboats and canoes. Included in the ticket is entry into a competition of which the winner will receive a three-day trip to the Småland Sea in a Quicksilver motorboat. So why not you?  (LP)

Special pub exhibition
ongoing, ends Feb 28; 09:00-18:00; Copenhagen Museum, Stormgade 18, Cph V; cphmuseum.kk.dk
‘Stamsteder – Københavns sidste værtshuse’ is an exhibition paying tribute to old-fashioned local pubs. This is a unique experience, as visitors can bring and drink a beer during the walk around the Copenhagen brown pubs.

Architecture Fun Run
Feb 17; 18:30-21:00; Bryghuspladsen 10, Cph K; dac.dk
Race against your friends under the lights. Running or walking the approximately 8km route will enable you to see some of the best light fixtures of the Copenhagen Light Festival. Hot bowls of soup, drinks and music await all the participants at the end!

Globe Quiz
Feb 9 & 23, 19:15; Globe, Nørregade 43, Cph K; 50kr, five per team
The winners get 1,200 kroner. And who knows, the odd rollover has been known to go too. Back-to-back quizzes following the cancellation of the September 22 edition.

Kennedy’s Quiz
Feb 6 19:30; Kennedy’s Irish Bar,Gammel Kongevej 23, Cph V
Quiz night at Kennedy’s Irish Bar includes raffles, cash prizes, and drinks rounds.

CPH Fashion Week
Jan 31-Feb 3, 09:00-18:00; Bryghusgade 1, Cph K; copenhagenfashionweek.com
Nordic fashion is again gathering in Copenhagen for 28 shows where the new Scandinavian trends can be observed. Check out social media for events the public can enjoy, as some of the top shops are known to hand out goodie bag promotions!  

The Enchanted Pig
Feb 13-18; Opera House, Ekvipagemestervej 10 , Cph K; 285kr; kglteater.dk
Mixing laughter with beauty, the humorous fable behind this chamber opera depicts the splendid love story of a young woman and a man who is half pig.  

Danish Travel Show
Feb 24-25, 09:00-17:00, Feb 26, 10:00-17:00; Vardevej 1, Herning; danishtravelshow.com
Where does the entire travel industry gather for one weekend! In Herning of course! All the major brands for caravans, tents and equipment will be present!

Morning Dance in the Opera
Ongoing, ends April 28, 09:30; The Royal Theatre, Ekvipagemestervej 10 , Cph K; 90kr; kglteater.dk
Dancing on one of the most beautiful floors of Denmark, who doesn’t dream of that? Three Fridays in a month until April, take the opportunity to express your bodily sensations with a trainer. Bring a water bottle and good clothes to dance (dancing shoes with white soles), it’s going to be rock’n roll!