Events in late November-early December: Shows, markets and quizzes galore!

Events in late November-early December: Shows, markets and quizzes galore!

Crazy Christmas Cabaret: ‘Don Calzone’
ongoing, ends Jan 14; The glass hall at Tivoli; from DKK 360,; 135 min
This Crazy Christmas Edition will take us away from the dreary Danish winter to sunny 1980s Miami Beach, where the Calzone family is in crisis again! Most of the team returns from last year, so expect show creator and London Toast co-founder Vivienne McKee (see page 10 for her column), David Bateson, Katrine Falkenberg, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy and Andrew Jeffers as The Dame. See our review on page 17 (SS)

ongoing, ends Feb 19; Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; DKK 120
The year 2022 is exactly 30 years since Denmark received 20,000 refugees from the former Yugoslavia. Many of these refugees chose to stay in Denmark and became artists, and seven of them present personal artworks inspired by the Yugoslav wars, migration and asylum policy.

Digital cases
ends Feb 19; Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, Cph K; DKK 90;
Honey Biba Beckerlee investigates connections between geology, technology and biology using coils of wire, scrap microchips, cables and server racks to create sculptures that resemble ceramic mosaics. (SS)

Christmas in Tivoli
ongoing, ends December 31; Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; standard entry: DKK 145;
The 28th Christmas season in Tivoli begins on 19 November with Santa welcoming the first guests in his new house built on the square overlooking the Christmas village. The lights on the Christmas tree will be switched on at the Great Fountain, accompanied by celebrities, while the Tivoli Gardens Brass Band and Storybook Theater elves will also entertain. (SS)

Operation in English
26 Nov, 3 Dec and 10-11 December at 10:00 a.m., 27 Nov. & December 4 at 12:00; Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; DKK 135, under 12 DKK 60,
Experience the Opera’s beautiful foyer with its clean lines, Olafur Eliasson’s light sculptures and the view of Copenhagen Harbor that embraces the shiny maple shell around the Main Stage. Tours of Gamle Scene take place on 17 November and 4 & 11 December at 11 a.m.

Højbro Square Market
ongoing, ends Dec 21, open Mon-Wed 11:00-20:00, Thu 11:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-22:30, Sun 12:00-19:00; Højbro Pl, Cph K;
In the heart of the old town, the international Christmas market is based on the typical German Weihnachtsmarkt concept. The wooden cabins are imported from Tyrol and many exhibitors come from Germany. (SS)

Globe Christmas quiz
December 15, 7:15 p.m.; Globe, Nørregade 43, Cph K; DKK 50, five per team
The winners receive DKK 1,200. And who knows, the odd rollover has been known to go too. Back-to-back quizzes after the cancellation of 22. September edition.

Infinitely deep
ends Jan 16; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj Plads 10, Cph K; DKK 40
Curator Christian Nørgaard had exclusive access to David Lynch’s photo archive to create this exhibition. It is tailored to fit into Nikolaj Kunsthal’s Øvre Galleri and Tårn’s Gothic style. The church tower dates back to the 16th century. (SS)

Kendzi Tanaka
Nov 30, 7:30 p.m.; The Conservatory’s Concert Hall, Julius Thomsens Gade 1, Frederiksberg; free admin;
Kendzsi Tanaka’s repertoire of classical piano pieces mixed with electronic music gives this performance an eclectic touch. The concert offers, among other things, a suite by Ravel and Bartok’s piano quintet. (SS)

Copenhagen Zoo Market
ongoing, ends December 31, open most days 10am-4pm; Copenhagen Zoo, Roskildevej 38, Frederiksberg; DKK 195 includes entry to the zoo;
More than 400,000 Christmas lights, 900 Christmas trees and cozy market stalls make the wonderful experience of visiting the zoo a magical one. (SS)

The Cosmic Dancers
ongoing, 4:00 p.m.; Ofelia Plads, Cph K
Five large sculptures by the Danish artist Lin Utzon, each 3.5 meters long, have been unveiled at Ofelia Plads. The statues will be illuminated every night until the end of March.

Ka-Ching! – Show me the money
current; The National Museum, Ny Vestergade 10, Cph K
Learn about the history of money and gain some insight into the world of finance. And take a money bath!

Graven’s Edge Quiz
December 6 & 20; Søndre Fasanvej 24, Frederiksberg; entrance fee DKK 30
A maximum of four per team, that’s 1,000 kroner for the winners and a case of beer for the second. Two rounds of beer, and a shot at last place!

Christmas on the Hill
ongoing, ends Dec 22; Dyrehavevej 62, Klampenborg; free admin;
The world’s longest-running theme park has a traditional food market. Father Christmas will be there with his singing reindeer to put on a show for the whole family. (SS)

CPH Musical Theater Christmas concert
December 8, 8:00 p.m.; Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Cph Ø & Dec 17, 15:00 & 19:00, LiteraturHaus, Møllegade 7, Cph N; DKK 95,
CPH Musical Teater Co presents a collaboration with Lamfuz Madklub and LiteraturHaus full of Christmas magic. Expect plenty of Christmas show stoppers. (SS)

Tivoli Market
ongoing, ends Dec 30, open Sun-Thu 11:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-23:00; Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; DKK 145,
Decorations and thousands of Christmas lights create a dreamy atmosphere while Santa Claus and his reindeer await visitors. The surrounding market stalls will be filled with snacks, sweets and hot drinks. (SS)

Nyhavn Christmas market
continuously, Sun-Thurs 11:00-19:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-20:00; Nyhavn, Cph K; free admin
Nyhavn is decorated with Christmas decorations with a wide range of local sweets and traditional Danish Christmas hits. (SS)

Christmas Extravaganza
December 3, 8:00 p.m.; Lille Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; DKK 200;
Celebrate the Christmas season with a drag show full of music and humor. (SS)

Carlsberg Market
Every weekend in December, 10:00-17:00; Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, Cph V; free admin
Carlsberg is once again holding its Christmas market in the historic surroundings of the former brewery. Try beer and stroll around the stalls with Carlsberg products. (SS)

Kongens Nytorv Market
ongoing, ends December 22, open Mon-Thu 11:00-19:00, Thu 11:00-20:00, Fri & Sat 11:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-19:00; Kongens Nytorv, Cph K; free access
In the city center there is a market that gathers the Christmas essence of the Danes. Santa will be there for photos surrounded by the aroma of hot drinks and candy. (SS)

Christmas at Flid
9-11 Dec, 10:00-17:00; Nørrebrohallen, Nørrebrogade 208, Cph N; DKK 30, free admission for children;
A market full of handmade art by designers and professional artists in Nørrebrohallen. (SS)

Kennedy’s quiz
December 5, 7:30 p.m.; Kennedy’s Irish Bar, Gammel Kongevej 23, Cph V
The quiz night at Kennedy’s Irish Bar includes raffles, cash prizes and rounds of drinks.

The Nutcracker on the Royal Theatre’s Old Stage
26 Nov 21 Dec, Wed-Fri 19:30, Sat & Sun 13:00 & 17:00; Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; DKK 135-805,
Enjoy George Balanchine’s version of ‘The Nutcracker’ set to Tchaikovsky’s music at home at Danish Ballet. Going and seeing it is a beautiful Danish Christmas tradition. (SS)

Proper British afternoon tea
Nov 20; Kogebogeriet, Guldbergsgade 10, Cph N
If you’re looking for an authentic British afternoon tea, Kogebogeriet is the place to go. Enjoy a menu that includes roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, freshly baked scones and clotted cream, along with unlimited tea.

HC Andersen Market
ongoing, ends December 21; Nytorv, Hulgårdsvej 27, Cph K; free admin, christmas
An adventurous Christmas market in the heart of Copenhagen. All the stalls are named after HC Andersen’s fairy tales, and you can even meet the famous author in person and have your photo taken with him. (SS)

Dragør Market
26 Nov-18 December, Sat & Sun 12.00-17.00; Badstuevæl, Dragør;
Come to the old town in Dragør and discover the Christmas stalls that fill Badstuevælen’s central square. Buy small gifts and enjoy sweet mulled wine. (SS)

Christmas at Kronborg Castle
26 Nov – 4 Dec, weekends 10:00-17:00; Kronborg 1B, Helsingør; DKK 95,
The castle’s large halls and rooms will invite you to a wide range of craft stalls, Christmas decorations, unique designs, toys, clothes and trinkets. Don’t miss the big Christmas tree in the party hall! While children can enjoy storytelling and workshops. (SS)

Christmas at Designmuseum Denmark
2-11 Dec, Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-17:00; Design Museum Denmark, Bredgade 68, Cph K; free admission with museum entrance, otherwise: DKK 20.

With more than 70 designers and professional craftsmen, this is the chance to pick up a unique gift: from ceramics and glass to jewelery and textiles. (SS)

The Nutcracker in Tivoli
Nov 26-23 Dec, Tue-Thu 19.00, Fri 16.00, Sat 12.30 & 16.00, Sun 12.30; Tivoli Concert Hall; DKK 220-690,

It takes place in Tivoli itself on a Christmas night in the late 1800s, and the Danish Queen Margrethe II designed both the scenery and the costumes for this production! (SS)

Source: The Nordic Page

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