November Events: Calling all boffins, bookworms and botanists!

Petri dish meets planet (photo: museion.ku.dk)
November 6th, 2020 4:36 pm| by Christian W
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Book Festival
Nov 7-8; online & various venues; bogfestival.dk
This years’ Book Festival (not to be confused with Bogforum, which was cancelled) will be held across Denmark, online and in-person, in English and in Danish. Choose from a range of talks and workshops hosted by publishing houses, authors, and eager readers brought together by their love of books. (HJ)

Conversations in Science
Nov 8, 22 & 29, 14:00-15:30; Medical Museion, Bredgade 62, Cph K; 75-100kr; museion.ku.dk
Join in a series of scientific lectures hosted by the Medical Museion. Conversations will form part of ‘The World is In You’ project, which delves into the entangled relationship between our bodies, our planet and the stars. (HJ)

Feminist Botany
Nov 26, 18:30-20:30; online event; pay what you can, eventbrite.com
Join the London Drawing Group in a class that draws together the history of female artists, explorers and scientists with the art of botany. (HJ)

Afropop Concert
Nov 7, 20:00; DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Boulevard 13, Cph S; from 400kr; drkoncerthuset.dk
The world-renowned singer Fatoumata Diawara is taking centre stage alongside the DR Big Band. Born in Mali and now living in Paris, Diawara is one of the strongest voices in African music, and not one to miss. (HJ)

English Comedy Night 
Nov 24, 20:00; Teater Play, Strandlodsvej 7; 75kr, billetto.dk
Three for Two offers a night of improv comedy, with each performance featuring a double-act of some of Denmark’s most experienced stand-up artists itching to make you laugh. (HJ)

Open Stage
Nov 27, 18:00; Urban House Copenhagen, Colbjørnsensgade 11, Cph V; free adm, openstage@ctcircle.dk 
The Copenhagen Theatre Circle is hosting an open stage night, welcoming performers of all genres: poets, storytellers, stand-up comedians, singers, dancers, clowns, musicians, and even magicians. Contact the Theatre Circle to sign up for your own five minutes of fame. (HJ)

La Sylphide
Nov 25; 20:00, online event; free adm, kglteater.dk/xtra
Come and see the sold-out performance of ‘La Sylphide’, free from November 25 on Det Kongelige Teater’s streaming service, KGL Xtra. See Nikolaj Hübbe’s new retelling of the 200-year-old ballet by August Bournonville, set in a world of magic and romance where anyone might fall under the sway of the mysterious creature La Sylphide. (HJ)

Ice Skating
Nov 6, Mon to Fri, 09:00-20:00; Strandgade 95; from 50kr, broensskoejtebane.dk
The annual Christmas skating rink is returning to Broen to kickstart the festive season. Enjoy hot cocoa or a bite to eat from Broens street food market, all on ice! A turn on the rink will cost you 50kr, but if you bring your own ice skates you can join in for free. (HJ)

Witch Hunt
Nov 7-Jan 21, Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2, Cph K; from 45kr
Dive into a world of witchcraft with Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s latest exhibition. ‘Witch Hunt’ will explore the Nordic witch trials of the 16th-18th century through contemporary art. With new commissions from internationally renowned artists, the exhibition will explore the history of violence against women and the politics of memory. (HJ)

Guided Meditation 
Nov 22, 16:00; Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 265kr, vega.dk
Eight months on from lockdown, take part in a performative concert from Vega Arts that explores feelings of isolation and loneliness. Vega invites yoga enthusiasts to their transformed concert hall, where they will be guided through meditation in a sea of ambient light and music designed to provoke the senses. (HJ)

Mask Making Workshop
Nov 9, 09:00 & Nov 13, 15:00; Tuborgvej 60, Hellerup; 2,650kr, infocommediaschool@gmail.com
If you’re not tired of masks just yet, the Commedia School is offering classes in mask-making of a different kind. Design your own clay mask in true Venetian style and learn more about the history of masks in theatre. (HJ)

Christmas in Tivoli
Nov 13-Jan 01, 11:00-22:00; Tivoli; various events
Come and see the Christmas lights as Tivoli throws on its decorations and brings in the festive cheer. Find Santa in his Christmas grotto, see the parades, or even sample some traditional æbleskiver to get you in the Christmas spirit. (HJ)

Turkish Food Pop-Up
Nov 19, 18:00-22:00; Spisehuset, Slagtehusgade 5, Cph V; 400kr, billetto.dk
Get a taste of Istanbul at the new Pop-up Mehane eatery in Vesterbro. For one night only you can choose from a menu of Turkish delicacies with a Danish twist, with live music and Raki-songs to liven up your evening. (HJ)

Christmas Lights
Nov 16, 14:00; Strøget, Cph K; free adm
From Sunday the 16th the streets of Copenhagen will light up with the annual Christmas lights. Though decorations may be toned back this year, shoppers can still enjoy the live music and celebrations as Strøget and Nyhavn light up for the winter months. (HJ)

Extremophiles
ongoing, ends Nov 21, Mon-Fri 19:30, Sat 17:00, Tue & Thu 13:00; Krudttønden, Cph Ø; 165kr, teaterbilleter.dk 
In this new play by Fergal O’Byrne, That Theatre Company takes us to a remote Antarctic Research Station, where a group of researchers finds themselves in a near-death situation. How many moral absolutes are there when survival is at stake? (NJB)

The Cheyenne are Leaving
Nov 13-Dec 5, Mon-Fri 20:00, Sat 17:00; Teatret ved Sorte Hest, Vesterbrogade 150; 205kr
Tanja Mastilo’s brand new play is set in a fictional world destroyed by war. The protagonist, an isolated writer, welcomes an interloper into his home. The story explores the idea of ‘home’ and how far we will go to hang on to what was once familiar. (NJB)

Menopause Café
Nov 21, 10:30; KaffeKilden, Nordre Frihavnsgade 81; www.menopausecafe.net
Come and discuss all things menopausal in a relaxed, respectful and confidential safe space. There is no agenda. The events are held in both Danish and English. (NJB)

Harry Clarke 
ends Nov 7, Fri & Sat 20:00; Bøssehuset, Mælkevejen 69D, Cph K; 165kr, concessions available, teaterbilleter.dk 
A sexual thriller about an American man who decides to start his life over as his British alter-ego: Harry Clarke. But how long can he lead the life of an imposter? (NJB)

The Shy Manifesto
ends Nov 7, Thu 20:00 & Sat 17:00; Bøssehuset; 165kr, teaterbilleter.dk
Have you ever revealed a little more about yourself than you wanted after a drunken night out, because 17-year-old Callum certainly has. This is a tale of coming to terms with yourself, accepting yourself for whoever you happen to be: shy, gay, you name it. (NJB)