April 21-14. May, performances Tue-Fri 20.00, Sat 17.00; The Theater at Sorte Hest, Vesterbrogade 150, Cph V; SEK 205 via theater tickets.dk
The great Vivienne McKee and London Toast Theater return with Willy Russell’s 1980s audience-happy Shirley Valentine. Come meet Shirley in her kitchen while she talks to her only company: the wall. This self-discovery journey filled with infectious wit has delighted audiences for nearly four decades. It came shortly after ‘Educating Rita’ and Blood Brothers and completed Russell’s trio of masterpieces. “There is a growing visibility of older women in life and the arts,” comments director Helen Tennison. “First performed in 1986, the play is a reminder of how far women have come and how much further we have to go.” McKee will no doubt sparkle in a role that many agree she was born to play.
Sunday in Sodom
21.-27. April at 19.00, 23 April at 15.00; Bastionene, Norra Vallg 28, Malmö; 180kr, kulturcentralen.nu
Playmate Theater Malmö presents a powerful drama in English by the Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill: the story of a mother (Vanessa Poole) who tries to maintain her family’s traditions – with a touch of the Jewish comic book tradition. Each show is followed by ‘Den du är’ (in Swedish) at 20:30. A percentage of the proceeds from production will be donated to provide direct humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.
Bådteatret, Nyhavn 16, Cph K; April 11-16; 100 DKK, baadteatret.dk
The game in eight nights is the first time that a complete Shakespeare play is performed by an actor in two languages on alternating evenings. The premiere of the English version is on Tuesday 12 April at 19.00, and there will be performances on 14 and 16 April at 15.00 and 20.00. The play was performed by Sarah Dahl Hasselgren and was directed by Joseph Sherlock, a founding member of Copenhagen’s Shakespeare Company, a new company that intends to bring multilingual Shakespeare and contemporary theater to Denmark.
online until April 10; Ticket and program at cpdox.dk
CPH: DOX will be a hybrid festival in 2022. All the films will be shown in cinemas, while a selection of films will be part of a nationwide online festival (geo-blocked to Denmark). All films are in English or with English subtitles.
Create unique abstract art
April 16 at 17.00-20.00; NataWatt’s Gallery, Hyskenstræde 12, Cph K; 590kr, art-xp.com
Play with colors and create your own piece of Scandinavian artwork using an easy-to-understand Colorflow Ink technique. It’s mindful, soothing and playful – and anyone can do it!
Caribbean Housewife Roast
April 13, 6 pm-8pm; Køkkenkollektiv, Slagthusgade 11A, Cph V; 350kr, thecaribbeanhousewife.com
The Caribbean Housewife Roast returns! The pop-ups are held on the second Wednesday of each month in Kødbyen, and offer a four-course menu with wine pairs that show female natural wine producers.
Veras vintage market
9th-10th, 17th & 24th April 11: 00-16: 00, early entry 10:30 if you buy online; Nørrebrohallen, Nørrebrogade 208, Cph N; 25 kr, verasvintage.dk/entre
Join Vera’s #veravolution in the fight to reduce clothing waste. Buy used clothes for the benefit of the environment from over 90 private stalls – or make money yourself with a stall. Alternatively, you can exchange old clothes and get a discount on what you buy.
Mountains on stage
April 26 at 19.00-22.30; CinemaxX, Kalvebod Brygge 57, Cph V; SEK 200 via mountainsonstage.com
Enjoy a selection of the world’s best films related to mountain sports such as skiing, mountaineering, climbing or paragliding.
CPH Art Space
15.-17. April, 10.00-16.30; Docken, Færgehavnsvej 35, Nordhavn; DKK 60 at the door, DKK 40 online, under 16 free admission, cphartspace.billetexpressen.dk
The former salt warehouse Docken provides space for CPH Art Space, an assembly of 60 exhibiting artists and 100 Art Money artists.
Guided tour of Gamle Scene
April 10, 15, 17, 18 and 24 at 11:00; Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; SEK 135, under 12 years: SEK 75, kglteater.dk
Come and experience The Royal Theatre’s ‘Old Stage’, Old Stage. Experience the special atmosphere, the historic ceiling paintings, the swinging angels and the traditional large prism chandelier in the theater hall. Go behind the scenes, where the stage technicians work and visit the large tailoring room, where fairytale costumes are made for all the theatre’s performances – where only the imagination sets limits.
Reopening of footbridges
April 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m .; Store Høj Sø, Kanonvej, Kastrup
The association Store Høj Sø invites to a festive event to celebrate the reopening of the footbridges. It will take place at the campfire site just west of Store Høj, a few meters from the lake. There will be some food and drink provided and there will be activities for children. Closed due to their state of disrepair, the public raised money to make the necessary adjustments.
woman in red
April 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m .; Brydes Allé 24A, Cph S; 375kr, art-xp.com
Join Hira Sameer Ahmed for a cozy evening where she learns to paint the lady in red at her home studio on Amager. During this acrylic painting workshop, you will be guided step by step to recreate the painting – starting from a glossy canvas and finishing with a beautifully finished painting.
Science and cocktails
April 8, 8 p.m .; Koncertsalen, DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Blvd. 13, Cph S; tickets: SEK 145-195, drkoncerthuset.dk
Spend an evening in the company of Kathryn Paige Harden, the American psychologist and behavioral geneticist who authored the book ‘The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality’. Astral Cinema and Niels Christian Cederberg will meanwhile spin some records in the foyer.
Operation in English
Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 p.m .; Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; SEK 135, under SEK 12 60, kglteater.dk
Experience the Opera’s beautiful foyer with its clean lines, Olafur Eliasson’s light sculptures and the view of the Port of Copenhagen, which embraces the shining maple shell around the Main Stage.
opening night, April 7, 5:00 p.m .; gallery open Tue-Fri 11: 00-17: 00: Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Glentevej 49, Cph NV; nicolaiwallner.com
Swedish artist Moki Cherry works between media and brings together art, architecture, design and music. On the opening night, there is a musical performance by Naima Karlsson at 18:30.
Open Mic @Cph Listening Room
April 10 & 24 at 19.30, registration no later than 19.15; Uncle Danny’s Place 7, Cph V; free adm
For years, the Cph Listening Room has hosted its weekly open microphone for songwriters. If you want to sign up to perform two songs, you better be fast! There are only 14 seats left. In the middle, a highlighted act takes place: Effy Simon (10) and 32w (24).
Copenhagen Sakura Festival
23.-23. April, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m.; Langelinie Park, Nordre Toldbod 16, Cph K; free adm
The Japanese Embassy invites you to celebrate the flowering of the cherry trees. Enjoy an afternoon full of Japanese traditions such as martial arts, origami and the famous tea ceremony, all among the beautiful trees.
Cate Le Bon
April 9, 8 p.m .; Lille VEGA, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 250kr, bit.ly/3BO7q0d
Since Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon released her phenomenal fifth album, ‘Reward’, in 2019, she has been busy working on collaborations. At Little VEGA, she is joined by the avant-garde chamber pop soloist Mega Bog.
Jason E Bowman
12.-22. April, opening night 17.00, closed 15 & 16 April; LOCAL, Griffenfeldsgade 27, Cph N
Internationally acclaimed artist Jason E Bowman will perform in person to give a speech on the opening night of his exhibition.
Gravens Rand Quiz
April 12 & 26, 7pm; Søndre Fasanvej 24, Frederiksberg; entrance 30 kr
Maximum four per team, that is 1,000 kroner for the winners and a box of beer for something else. Two rounds of beer, and shots to the last place.
April 9 & 23, 14: 30-17: 00; Student House, Købmagergade 52, Cph K; available adm
Every other Saturday afternoon you can join other language lovers to learn new ones. The list of languages spoken at the café has been updated on the official Facebook event page. So what are you waiting for?
April 7 and 21, 7:15 p.m .; Globe Irish Pub, Nørregade 43-45, Cph K; 50 kroner per person to enter
Game night is underway at this pub on Nørregade! The winners get 1,000 kroner, and there are also lots of spot prizes.
May 1 all day; Fælledparken, Cph Ø
Canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, the Labor Day celebration – a transition ritual for so many – returns to the capital’s most popular park.
running, ending April 9, Mon-Fri 19:30, Sat 17:00; Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Cph Ø; 205kr, theater tickets.dk; 85 min
This weekend is the last chance to see this popular play.
Source: The Nordic Page