This Week in Copenhagen: Nordic Fashion Icons and Endless Summer Celebrations

This is The Copenhagen Post’s event selection for the week ahead in the capital. Get more inspiration from our calendar

Copenhagen Fashion Week
August 7-11, different venues and prices; copenhagenfashionweek.com
From Monday to Friday, different international and local brands will be showcasing their pieces at this year’s spring/summer edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week. At different venues all over the city interesting events will be taking place – including fashion shows, exhibitions, talks with industry experts, and much more. 

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair
August 9-11, 9:00; Bella Center, Center Boulevard 5, Cph S; free adm (registration needed); ciff.dk/fair
Along with Copenhagen Fashion Week, another event is awaiting the fashion enthusiasts of Copenhagen. During this fair, upcycling workshops, talks with inspiring people from the international fashion industry as well as kids and social events can be expected.

Copenhagen Pride Week
August 12-20; different venues; free adm; copenhagenpride.dk
During this year’s Copenhagen Pride Week visitors will get to experience the biggest human rights program ever. More than 160 events and concerts will be taking place all over the city – including one of the best drag concerts in the world, talks, art exhibitions, and children’s activities. The biggest highlight, however, will be the Pride Parade on Saturday 19th – being all electric for the first time.

Copenhagen Opera Festival
August 11-20; different venues and prices; www.operafestival.dk
When the streets, canals and halls of Copenhagen are filled with music, dance, theatre and drama, it is clear that the Copenhagen Opera Festival is back. World-class artists and opera newcomers will perform at several locations throughout the city – offering something for the whole family. 

Aia Sound Festival
August 10-12, Tiøren, Amager Strandpark, Cph S; ticket prices starting from 824kr; www.aiasound.dk
Since being held for the first time in 2021, this music festival’s goal is to provide its visitors with unforgettable experiences and the feeling of community. During more than 27 concerts by some of the most popular Danish and international artists, Copenhageners will dance under the open sky at Tiøren. 

For news of other events coming up in the Copenhagen area, check out the Copenhagen Post calendar here.

Fast Forward Open Air
August 12, 12:00-0:00; Odds and Ends, Oceanvej 1, Cph Ø; 200kr (after 21:00: 120kr); highpass.events
This event does not only guarantee a wonderful night of dancing and good music but also support for the LGBT+ migrants in Denmark as profits are being donated to the Together Project. 

Love.Rave. – August Edition
August 13, 15:00-21:00; Byhaven Pumpehuset, Studiesstræde 52; Cpn V; free adm; facebook.com
A rave on a Sunday afternoon? Might seem a bit crazy, but it is the perfect opportunity for all those who are not able to stay out late, and still want to enjoy electronic music. Whether you bring your friends, children or grandparents, this rave guarantees that the end of the weekend will be properly celebrated. 

Italian concert at Reffen
August 13, 20:00; Refshalevej 167A, Cph K; free adm; reffen.dk
The Napolitanian band Nu Genea is bringing their Italic charme to Reffen’s open-air stage. With their unique combination of all different kinds of music – from disco and boogie to funky Afrobeat sounds – it is certain that this summer concert is something not to miss out on. 

Rooftop Party Series – Copenagen Pride
August 12, 17:00-22:00; Zoku Copenhagen Amagerfælledvej 108, Cph S; free adm; livezoku.com
In celebration of the Copenhagen Pride Week, Zoku Copenhagen is organizing a party with DJs Sweet & Rowdy on their rooftop terrace. 

Vildskud Festival
August 8-12; Teaterhuset, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; ticket prices starting from 120kr; teater-huset.dk
For the 21st time Vildskud Festival is celebrating aspiring artists and experimental performance projects. Interesting talks, sound plays, theaters and dance will be taking place all over the city.

For news of other events coming up in the Copenhagen area, check out the Copenhagen Post calendar here.

Bachata Dancing
August 9, 18:00-22:00; Fælledparken, Cph Ø; free adm; facebook.com
After a one-hour Bachata beginner’s class, people are invited to apply their newly acquired skills and dive into the world of Latin music with DJ Shanaka. 

Summer Gathering with SPACE10 x Naive Yearly
August 11, 17:30-22:30; Flæsketorvet 10, Cph V; free adm (registration required); eventbrite.dk
To mark the end of the Danish summer break, artists, designers, educators, and developers come together to enjoy music by international radio and online creators.

Open Air Cinema Season
August 10-12, 21:00; Skjolds Plads, Nørrebro, free adm; www.dfi.dk/cinemateket/
During three days, Copenhageners are invited to enjoy beloved cult movies for free, and the best news is that all of them will be screened in the open air. So, be ready to grab your picnic blanket and enjoy a relaxing cinema evening in the center of Denmark’s capital!

Here For The Ride – Sunday Ride Out to Dragør
August 13, 10:30-12:30; Dronning Louises Bro, Cph N; free adm; eventbrite.com
As with many other sports, cycling is way more fun with others, for that reason the cycling group ‘Here For The Ride’ has been founded. This Sunday it is possible to join them for a relaxed cycling tour to Dragør – a small town in the south of Copenhagen.

English Quiz Night
August 10, 20:00; Jagtvej 147, Cph N; free adm; www.facebook.com
The Fluffy Duck Bar is organizing its first-ever English quiz event and has prepared plenty of fun trivia questions for the international audience. 

For news of other events coming up in the Copenhagen area, check out the Copenhagen Post calendar here.

Comedy Night with Sammy Obeid and Ahmed Al-Qadri
August 13, 18:00-20:00; Teater Play, Strandlodsvej 7, Cph S; ticket prices starting from 187kr; eventbrite.com
This Sunday the American comedians Sammy Obeid and Ahmed Al-Qadri will finally let Copenhageners have a taste of their great sense of humour during their show at Teater Play. 

Dutch-Indonesian Rice Table
August 9, 18:00-23:00; The Caribbean Housewife, Slagtehusgade 11A, Cph V; 680kr; thecaribbeanhousewife.com
During this culinary event, attendants will get to explore the Dutch-Indonesian rijsttafel (rice table) tradition, which combines dishes from various Indonesian food cultures often inspired by recipes from the former Dutch East Indies. The dinner will either be accompanied by four glasses of natural wine from female producers or by kombucha. 

Indian Vegetarian/Vegan Food Festival
August 12, 11:30-17:00; Århusgade 103, Cph Ø; free adm; facebook.com
Aimed at promoting sustainable and affordable food choices , this event will spoil its visitors with vegetarian and vegan delicacies from different regions of India and other countries. 

For news of other events coming up in the Copenhagen area, check out the Copenhagen Post calendar here.

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