Big Mac, Big Bird, Big Apple, BigFoot, Big Kahuna Burger—there’s a pattern here somewhere, as are wagon wheels, which grew exponentially in the United States in the 19th century.
Not only are they more suitable for rocky terrain, but they are much easier on the animal, dramatically reducing the haul size required. In the 1880s they helped frontiersmen conquer the West; and in the 1980s they epitomized American greatness.
Given how prevalent that decade is right now – from synth-pop dominating the charts to the Cold War resurgent with a vengeance – it seems fitting that our 2023 winter holiday supplement (click here for PDF) headliner is a classic from the 80s.
There are still plenty of tickets available for the three Hot Wheels Monster Truck shows on February 11th and 12th (see page 5). And if you’re concerned about the environmental impact, you can always turn the whole experience into a lesson on why it’s important not to burn fuel for fun.
1970s revised too
The Copenhagen Light Festival (see page 4) has taken that angle. Thanks to Ørsted’s participation, the exhibitions use only green energy.
Actually, it’s just as well, since this year’s edition follows on the back of a concentrated effort to save energy by turning off the lights at major landmarks and in parks across the entire capital region between 12:00 and 05:00.
So as the 1980s resurface this half-time at the Royal Arena, it’s in a city where energy-saving practices offer a constant reminder of how we had to deal with the oil crises of the 1970s.
The recreation of an exhibition originally staged at the beginning of this decade in Vienna, Giant Billiards (see page 5), also reminds us how small and insignificant we are in the larger context: Especially when three meter wide balls is career-wise. towards our faces with great speed!
Big step outdoors?
If you don’t want to dwell on the past, the Danish Architecture Center (see page 6) is the place to be ahead of Copenhagen taking over its responsibility as World Capital of Architecture in 2023 – perhaps combine your trip to DAC with an early evening visit to the Light Festival, as there there are always a few exhibitions in the immediate vicinity of BLOX.
The same cannot be said of the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde (see page 6), although for the first time in its history the Light Festival is pushing its reach out to the suburbs – especially Brønshøj, Sundby, Vanløse and Tingbjerg.
Otherwise, like most years, there is the normal range of indoor pursuits, from art galleries offering drawing workshops to theaters putting on performances.
But given the recent mild weather, it really is the perfect time to take a ‘big step’ outdoors and enjoy some of the fresh winter options in the capital for a change. (bra)
Source: The Nordic Page