Late October Events: Festivals in the fall, from Japanese and Korean to improv and LGBTQ+ films

Let the improv reign supreme (photo: Mihai Dan Mustea)
October 13th, 2021 4:51 pm| by Natalia Joanna Bajor

Copenhagen International Improv Festival
Oct 18-24; ICC Theatre – Improv Comedy, Frederiksholms Kanal 2, Cph K;
Copenhagen International Improv Festival 2021 offers outstanding improv workshops, premium shows, jams, performance opportunities and epic after-parties. CIIF21 is for anybody who loves improv: from beginner to advanced. 

Grønt Marked Nørrebro
Oct 24, 10:00-15:00; Guldberg Byplads, Cph N; free adm
A regular on the second Sunday of every month on Refshaleøen, Grønt Marked has been introducing Copenhageners to farmers and outstanding local food producers. Now, for the first time, it is visiting Nørrebro. Among other products, you can expect to find ferments, honey, micro-greens and so much more. 

Oct 15-17, 11:00-16:00; DGI-Byen, Tietgensgade 65, Cph V; from 160kr
Get ready for a weekend trip to Japan in the heart of Copenhagen as  J-Popcon is returning to DGI-Byen to celebrate Japanese pop culture with all of you. Attend Japanese culture events and workshops. 

Culture Night
Oct 15, 18:00-late; multiple venues; kulturpas: 95kr;
On Friday, Copenhagen and Frederiksberg will be transformed into a mecca for curious adults and children, regardless of their age and interests. The only thing you need to participate is a kulturpas, which can be picked up at all 7-Elevens and museums. Children under the age of 12 have free admission when accompanied by an adult.

KPop & KHiphop Night
Oct 15, 23:00-05:00; HAVEN, Allégade 11, Frederiksberg; from 125kr
OfficialKEvents, the largest KPop clubbing events organiser in the world, brings you two unforgettable nights in Copenhagen at HAVEN. OfficialKEvents DJs will be playing K-Pop, K-Hip-hop & K-EDM tracks throughout the night. 

Cheff Records night
Oct 15, 20:00; KB Hallen, Peter Bangs Vej 147, Frederiksberg
KB Hallen is hosting a night featuring some of the biggest names from the Danish rap scene. Among the stars on the Cheff Records label are KIDD TopGunn, Klumben and ELOQ. 

Championship in freestyle rap
Oct 15, 19:00; Pumpehuset, Studiestræde 52, Cph K; 220kr 
Enjoy the Danish championships in freestyle rap. Watch 16 finalists compete with cool rhymes and fantastic punchlines.

MIX Copenhagen
Oct 22-31, multiple venues; from 25kr
MIX Copenhagen is a film festival showcasing  LGBTQ+ works, both professional and amateur. Participate in workshops and events concerning sexuality and queerness. 

Sweet & Slade in concert 
Oct 22, 18:00-22:00; Docken, Færgehavnsvej 35, Cph Nordhavn; from 595kr
Rewind the clock to January 1973 and you’d find Sweet and Slade competing for the top of the UK charts with their respective songs ‘Blockbuster’ and ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’. Both spent time at number one, but in the end Slade had substantially more hits, going on to top the charts at the end of that year with ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’. This is glam rock at its best. 

Event Horizon
ongoing, ends Nov 30; open daily 11:00-18:00; Cisternerne, Søndermarken, Roskildevej 28, Cph V; 125kr
Visit this exhibition by Tomás Saraceno at Cisternerne where a strange subterranean journey awaits by water. Hopping onto a boat is essential for appreciating Saraceno’s large-scale project. 

Monday Matchup
Oct 18, 16:00-20:00; Bastard Café, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; free adm
This event gives you a great opportunity to meet new people and play boardgames you know all too well, or have always wanted to play. If you come alone you can be matched up with others to play a game. 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Oct 16, 20:00; Husets Biograf, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 70kr
Rocky is back! So grab your favorite weirdos and come to experience it again, bigger, better, and louder than ever. Arguably the greatest cult film of all time, feel free to bring any props you like except toast and confetti (although rice is okay). Dressing up as a character in the film is definitely encouraged! 

Support Afghan women 
Oct 19, 19:30-21:00; Husets Biograf, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 100kr
Tahmina Salik, an Afghan-Danish women’s rights activist living in Denmark, will offer insights into the situation of women in Afghanistan. Learn how we can support Afghan women in their struggle for freedom – starting with the proceeds from the night. 

Hentai Kamen
Oct 21, 19:30-21:00; Husets Biograf, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 70kr 
Hentai Kamen (aka Forbidden Super Hero), directed by Yuichi Fukuda, is a story of a high school student Kyosuke Shikijo (Ryohei Suzuki) who discovers latent superpowers when wearing used women’s underwear on his face. He becomes the superhero ‘Pervert Mask’, using his perverted powers for good while looking great in stockings.

Allan Olsen – 40 year tour
Oct 23, 20:00; DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Boulevard 13, Cph S; from 345kr
Throughout his career, Allan Olsen has stood out like a lone cat among Danish songwriters. Who else writes about fallen boxers, paranoid hairdressers, perverted stutterers, beggars, freaks and about a cow that hallucinates. Only Allan.

Depeche Mode Tribute
Oct 16, 20:00; Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, Cph S; from 175kr
Depeche Mode jam band Enjoy The Silence welcome you to mark the 30th anniversary of the album ‘Violator’. Including hits such as ‘World in My Eyes’ and ‘Personal Jesus’, this is a must for fans of the groups. 

Oct 15, 20-23:00; Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 260kr
Although the name may suggest the opposite, the temperature always rises a few degrees when the sound of ICEKIID flows out through the speakers. Enjoy tropical rhythms and warm beats that can make even the stiffest in the crowd loosen up. 

Carl Knast
Oct 23, 20:00; Pumpehuset, Studiestræde 52; 175kr
Carl Knast is showcasing his long-awaited EP ‘Opus’. 

Søren Høst Quintet
Oct 21, 21:00; Paradise Jazz, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 150kr
Young jazz musician Søren Høst favours hardbop and swing, with lots of melodic, modal improvisation.

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