Boy George Aliens and Icons
ongoing, ending June 4, opening hours TBC; Gallery Oxholm, Pile Alle 25, Frederiksberg; gallerioxholm.dk
On Saturday, a new exhibition was opened with the artwork by Boy George, which runs at Galleri Oxholm until the beginning of June. Since his first show in Monaco in November 2019, the former Culture Club singer has had plenty of time to hone his skills. The results are “noisy, crooked and borderline provocative”, promises Gallery Oxholm’s owner Kim Jørgensen.
5-9 May, weekends 17:00, weekdays 20:00, at Bådteatret at Nyhavn 16Z, Cph K, 16-19 May at 20:00 at The Theater at Sorte Hest, Vesterbrogade 150, Cph V; 160kr; why ikketheatre.dk
Why Not Theater Company presents a one-man drama of about an hour, written by the only one Tanja Mastilo. Andrew Jeffers, loved for his longtime role in Crazy Christmas Cabaret, takes on the self-deprecating title character – a misanthrope who doesn’t really care about anything, least of all his genitals. Using his strong comic phrasing and aplomb to cut lines, he reflects on how his life / sex life has been ruined by the sexual stereotypes he discovered in porn as a young man… and other relationships.
Stephen Sondheim tribute
May 5 at 6:00 & 8:00 p.m .; Metronomen, Godthåbsvej 33, Frederiksberg; SEK 75, reserve via MobilePay ‘5896PH’
We all know that English-language musicals are a rarity in Denmark. In recent years, the Copenhagen Theater District has performed ‘Cabaret’, and there have been several productions of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by Teatret Gorgerne, but that’s all: until now! A new company, CPH Musical Theater Co., has confirmed that it will perform its first shows on May 5: ‘The Little Things We Do Together: A Tribute Concert for Stephen Sondheim’. Among those involved are Copenhagen Theater Circle chairman Rachel Kador, David Barrett, Dennisalia’s Crystallando, Kristian Husted, Alexander Bastian Nielsen and Laurie Richards.
The money shot
12.-28. May, performances Tue-Fri 20.00, Sat 17.00, Sun 14.00; Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Cph Ø; 160kr, theater tickets.dk
Another chance to see Neil LaBute’s ‘The Money Shot’, which plays for two weeks at Krudttønden after a successful race in August last year in Copenhagen 2021. Steve (Tomm Voss), a 50-year-old action star, and his young wife Missy (Mikka Deleuran), are guests of star actress Karen (Dina Rosenmeier) and her partner Bev (Dorte Rømer) at their home in the Hollywood Valleys to discuss the possibility of Steve and Karen having sex on camera to boost their laid-back careers.
English Comedy Night
May 12, doors 6 p.m., show 6:45 p.m .; Knock Knock Comedy Club, Vimmelskaftet 41, Cph K; 120kr, billetto.dk (only 60 seats)
Copenhagen English Comedy Night again presents three comics… wait, do not forget compress Adrian Mackinder… so you can rinse yourself down with refreshingly large beers (only 45 kroner) and cocktails (65). This month’s main name is Luca Cupani from Italy, where Loren Mayshark (USA), Wally Johnson (Canada) and Danay Kidane (Sweden) offer good support.
ongoing, ending May 14, performances Tue-Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm; The Theater at Sorte Hest, Vesterbrogade 150, Cph V; SEK 205 via theater tickets.dk
Vivienne McKee and the London Toast Theater present Willy Russell’s 1980s audience-happy Shirley Valentine. Come meet Shirley in her kitchen while she talks to her only company: the wall. Discover why CPH POST’s review rewarded the show with six stars.
Nordic Gaelic football championship
May 7 at 10.00-19.00; Kløvermarksvej 50, Cph S
Go down to Kløvermarken to enjoy some Gaelic football at a tournament hosted by City Side Copenhagen GAA. Teams from all over the Nordic region participate. As an added bonus: there is a meandering exhibition match during the lunch break.
Tivoli Food Festival
12.-19. May; Tivoli, Cph V; access with Tivoli access; tivoli.dk
For 18 days, the amusement park will host a festival with full food: a smorgasbord of regional and international delicacies. Sup cocktails, down beers at the American NoMad Bar, a pop-up for the duration, sip the piglet, and choose gourmet food, from the very best open sandwiches to vegan delicacies and sweets. Check out the website for details on tastings, workshops, markets, cooking demos, contests and events, which include one that is considered the world’s largest beer tasting.
Copenhagen Asian Film Festival
15.-22. May; a number of cinemas; caff.dk
The event, which primarily features films from East Asia, such as China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, usually takes place earlier in the year, but was postponed due to corona. With 40 film screenings spread over eight days, the organizers claim that it is the country’s largest feature film festival, so “bigger than CPH: PIX”. The opening film is the South Korean film ‘Escape from Mogadishu’ on May 15 at Imperial.
Copenhagen Beer Festival
20.-21. May, open 11.00-16.30 & 17.30-23.00 every day; Lokomotivværkstedet, Otto Busses Vej 5A, Cph SV; DKK 325 (including entrance and 10 tastings)
The Danish Beer Enthusiasts event, which has been an annual event for decades, is the country’s longest running. Try over 1,000 beers … but not on the same night!
13.-15. May; Cph N; 48timerfestival.dk
This Nørrebo cultural festival is one of the city’s most popular. Over two days you can expect 100 different events, most of which are free admission.
Sweet & Slade double concert
May 22, 8 p.m .; Docken, Færgehavnsvej 35, Cph Nordhavn; sold out, check forums for tickets
Come now and feel the noise of this blockbuster of a concert. Two of Britain’s favorite bands from the early ’70s have been touring together for years now, delivering nostalgia to those old enough to remember, attracting new fans every concert.
Suede in concert
May 12, 8 p.m .; Scandic Falkoner, Falkoner Alle 9, Frederiksberg; sold out, check forums for tickets
Suede and their lead singer Brett Anderson, who comes before Blur and Oasis, are without a doubt Britpop’s grandfathers. They are not ‘so young’ anymore and guitarist Bernard Butler is long gone, but their latest concerts have won praise around the world.
May 7 & 8, 4:00 p.m .; Marmorkirken, Frederiksgade 4, Cph K; 225kr; euphonia.dk
Listen to the Chamber Choir Euphonia play a very special piece of music in a very special church. Let the story wash over you. As an added bonus, you also get a warm-up: Duruflés Requiem.
Science and cocktails
May 8, 7:00 p.m .; Koncertsalen, DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Blvd. 13, Cph S; tickets: SEK 145-195, drkoncerthuset.dk
The latest part of the popular event, ‘The Biodiversity Crisis: Is Mass Extinction of Species Worse Than Climate Change?’, Invites world-renowned ecologist Carsten Rahbek to talk about ongoing mass extinction and what we can do about it. The event is in English. 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. (AD)
ends May 28; 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. (AD)
Open the Mic @Cph listening room
May 8 & 22 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). (AD)
May 7 & 21, 14: 30-17: 00; Student House, Købmagergade 52, Cph K; free 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? (AD)
CTC Open Stage
May 12, 8 p.m .; Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Cph Ø; free adm
Performers of all walks, media and genres are welcome to the Krudttønden stage for an energetic evening with creative art staged by the Copenhagen Theater District. If you want to perform, sign up via [email protected]. And from 17:30, eat in advance: the menu costs 79 kroner and the dessert 39 kroner.
Gravens Rand Quiz
May 10 & 24, 7:00 p.m .; Søndre Fasanvej 24, Frederiksberg; entrance 30 kr
Max 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!
May 15; all over Copenhagen
Come out and support the runners in the annual city marathon! First held in 1980, 10,000 participants are expected.
May 5 & 19, 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. (MB)
Operation in English
Sat & Sun in May with the exception of May 14 (extra tour May 13); 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. (AD)
Source: The Nordic Page