Events in August: Go to the Kenya Theater in the Beckett, Bottom and Blixen era

Events in August: Go to the Kenya Theater in the Beckett, Bottom and Blixen era

Happy Days
3-25. Sep., 8 p.m .; The Theater by Black Horse, Vesterbrogade 150, Cph V; 205 kroner, theater

Sue Hansen-Styles and Nathan Meister from Why Not Theater bring Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days, originally written in 1962, back to life on stage in Vesterbro. The play has not lost any of its resonance as it perfectly adorns our globalized world with a dark humorous approach. Lawyers for absurdist theater will definitely get their money’s worth.

Miss Julie’s Happy Valley
26.-29. August, 20: 00-21: 30; Folketeatret, Nørregade 39, Cph K; 175 kroner,

Seen in Karen Blixen-era Kenya under British rule in the first half of the last century, Michael Omoke has adapted August Strinberg’s class war play Miss Julie and based the title character on Alice de Janzé, a socialite whose history was told in the 1980s film ‘White Mischief’. ‘Happy Valley Set’ back then was anything but!

A midsummer night’s dream
ongoing, ending August 24, Mon-Sat 19: 00-20: 45; Botanical Garden, Gothersgade 128, Cph K; 299 kroner,

As if a visit to the Botanical Gardens alone is not enough of a highlight in itself, this evening with After Hours Theater Company is the thing dreams are made of. Bring a picnic basket and blanket, and enter a setting that is second to none to enjoy Shakespeare’s classic ever. Last year, CPH POST gave production a six-star review.

Crafts and design fair
12.-14. August, 10: 00-19: 00; Frue Plads, Cph K; free adm;

In the course of three days, Frue Plads will be the stage for the craft and design fair, where visitors can get a glimpse of famous Danish design made by 130 professionals, including furniture, textiles, ceramics, glass and jewelery.

Summer festival in Copenhagen
ongoing, ending August 19; Charlottenborg Festsal, Kongens Nytorv, Cph K; 160 kroner per concert,

Come and see the finest collection of rising music of classical music in a breathtaking place that could not be more dreamy. Over the course of 12 consecutive days, Charlottenborg Festival Hall will host an international line-up that performs various classic considerations. Some will be free admission.

King of dinosaurs
ongoing, ending Dec. 31. Danmarks Naturhistoriske Museum, Oster Voldgade 5-7, Cph K; 50-105 kroner,

It’s probably everyone’s childhood dream to see a T-Rex. Four meters high, 12 meters long and 66 million years old, ‘Tristan Otto’ is one of the most complete T-Rex fossils in the world. In brilliant black and almost all his teeth intact, there is no doubt that this is the ‘King of the Dinosaurs’ exhibited in all its skeletal glory.

Unheard of Festival
19.-22. August; Cph Skatepark, Enghavevej 80-82, Cph V, 180-200 kroner

Take a chance and try the ninth edition of the Uhort Festival. It’s about Denmark’s most promising music newcomers – so it does not matter if you are a connoisseur or just enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with some good melodies that ring in your ears.

‘Mother!’ last chance
ongoing, ending August 29; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek; 145 kroner,

This tribute to motherhood co-curated by Marie Laurberg and Kirsten Degel gives visitors a deeply personal experience – we can all relate to it! Our CPH POST reviewer gave it five stars and remarked: “It forces you to look good on yourself. It’s personal … do you understand now? ”

Copenhagen Cooking
20.-29. August; different places;

More than 90,000 people are expected to take part in the joint celebration of Copenhagen’s critically acclaimed food scene.

August 26; Rosenborg Castle, Oster Voldgate, Cph K; 195-295 kroner;

The castle tour theater company falls into Rosenborg Castle again, this time with a staging of Hamlet. Makes you wonder if they would be better off at Kronborg. After all, it was put there!

Kulturhavn Fest
27.-29. August; across the city; free adm;

For 20 years in a row, Kulturhavn Fest has breathed life into the city’s most beautiful waterfront fronts with all kinds of artistic performances. This year it includes a special performance about the location of That Theaters’ ‘The Visit’.

Bellahøj Open Stage
19.-21. August, 18: 00-00: 00; Bellahoj Amphitheater, Bellahojvej 20, Cph NV; 90-440 kroner

The self-proclaimed most beautiful festival in Copenhagen offers a line-up that lives up to the title: 1960s rock band Savage Rose and similar Rigmor and Faber in nature. A Woodstock-esque experience awaits.

The Opera in Copenhagen
19.-28. August; various venues across Cph; 50-300 kroner;

After a pandemic break in 2020, the city will for nine consecutive days become a stage for everything operational. Whether this involves modern or classic approaches to the genre depends on where you choose to go. Tickets can be purchased on the festival’s website, although free events are often arranged at Den Røde Plads in Nørrebro.

Power Festival
11.-14. August; Kødboderne 30, Cph V; prices vary, get your tickets on

Denmark’s most beloved electronic music festival once again takes over Frederiksberg and Vesterbro with events that are mostly free. However, most headliners, such as Robert Henke’s audiovisual art show, will set you back $ 250.

Amagerbanen Dag
August 22 at 11.00-17.00; Amagerbanen along Uplandsgade, Cph S; free adm

Cosiness is probably the best known Danish term that exists, but almost no one can really explain what it means. So why not experience it first hand on Amagerbanen’s day? You will definitely have a really nice time enjoying historical walks, local history conversations, jazz and more.

Source: The Nordic Page

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