Events at the beginning of June: floating parades, flea markets galore and fabulous if you like sake

CPH Harbor Parade
June 5, 1:00 p.m.-11: 00 p.m. The port of Copenhagen; free adm
On Constitution Day, the Port of Copenhagen will switch to a floating art parade. The harbor will be full of art, performances, installations and music as the boats sail through the city. The parade can be experienced from land, as well as from boats and kayaks on the water. (PW)

Sake festival
May 28-29, 5:00 p.m.-6: 30 p.m. Seidokan Japanese Center, Valbygårdsvej 36, Valby; 195kr
Taste Japan in the heart of Valby. During the festival, you will have the unique opportunity to taste over 50 different sakes from the land of the rising sun. In addition, during the festival, you will have the opportunity to eat authentic Japanese ramen and taste drinks specially prepared by world-class bartenders. (NJB)

Open stage
May 28, 7:00 p.m. Townhouse, Colbjørnsensgade 5-11, Cph V; free adm
The Copenhagen Theater Circle Open Stage event welcomes artists of all genres: poets, storytellers, comedians, singers, dancers, clowns, musicians, magicians etc. A call to old and new artists: this is the space you are looking for, try your work in front of an energetic and united audience. Copenhagen wants to see what you have! (NJB)

Danish University Career Fair
June 8, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. online event by Gradateland; free adm
The jobs are out there, so now is the time to jumpstart your career! Join the university career fair and find out who is hiring. Did you graduate this summer or have you recently graduated? Employers from different industries are participating and they all have news of interesting job opportunities for you. (NJB)

Poster party
June 1, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. KIHOSKH, 53 boulevard Sønder, Cph V; free adm
As part of the launch of Party with Respect by the city of Copenhagen, you can come to Kihoskh and pick up a poster for free. While you’re here, you can enjoy the first summer day of the year at one of Copenhagen’s friendliest addresses. Kihoskh thinks everyone should come: both those who party and those who go to bed early. (NJB)

Books and wines
June 5, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Gammel Kongevej 33A, Cph V; free adm
Merlot with your Melville, or Riesling with your Rowling? Come to this recently opened antique shop to find excellent English books and taste some wine when it opens. (NJB)

Daily friction
May 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. online at; free adm
Daily Friction is a panel discussion aimed at initiating meaningful debate. This week’s event will bring together Stefan Kaegi, the co-founder of Rimini Protokoll, Danish actress Sara Topsøe-Jensen and multidisciplinary artist Magrét Bjarnadóttir. (NJB)

Flea market
May 29-30, 10: 00-16: 00; Istedgade 87, Cph V; free adm
Come join a flea market in the heart of Vesterbro. You will find everything from clothes, toys and books to antiques and furniture. Support your local community and make a second-hand purchase to save the planet. (NJB)

Joey Moe and LIGA
June 6, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bakken, free adm
A summer party is planned, when the big hits Joey Moe and LIGA take control of the Bakkens Friluftsscene. The two artists are currently in the studio writing songs together, and this collaboration will end with a joint performance where they will perform their greatest hits together as a joint group. (NJB)

Period talks
May 28, 5:30 p.m .; HUSET, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph V; free adm with reservation
May 28 marks International Menstruation Day and HUSET is hosting a Period Talks, an intimate and friendly event for the Crown. Period Talks invites conversation, laughter, and information about an ordinary monthly event that is forever despised, shameful, and all too often silent. (NJB)

Open house at FABRIKKEN
May 29, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundholmsvej 46, Cph S; free adm
Experience a day in the art machine room, as Denmark’s largest studio community of professional artists and designers holds an open house. The event also marks the opening of the joint FABRIKKEN exhibition where more than 60 artists and designers from the house will exhibit side by side. (PW)

Twilight zone over 16 mm
May 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Husets Biograf, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 70 kr
Watch three of the all-time top rated episodes of the American TV series Twilight Zone, shown in their original 16mm format with the same TV commercials that aired back then – a unique window into an exceptionally good horror world represented, accompanied by a ruthless consumerism reminiscent of the television series “Mad Men”. (NJB)

CPH Photo Festival
June 3-13, 5:00 p.m.-10: 00 p.m. Refshalevej 163A; from 100kr
The largest Nordic festival of its kind returns from June 3 to 30, with now more than 30 exhibitions spread across galleries, museums and art institutions in Copenhagen and southern Sweden. The festival focuses on new forms of exhibition and new ways of using photography, showcasing works by established and emerging artists. (NJB)

Kabaret Kopenhagen
May 28-29, 8:00 p.m.-11:45 p.m. Musikcaféen, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 200kr
Kabaret Kopenhagen is officially inviting you all to not one, but two nights of the best burlesque in town, so indulge yourself in some sexy social-distancing fun at Musikcaféen! Come and taste a bottle of champagne. The fizz is guaranteed! (NJB)

Wine tasting
June 10, 5:30 p.m .; Spisehuset, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 275kr
Come and participate in an exclusive wine tasting event in the heart of Copenhagen. Are you a Chardonnay chappy, or rather a Pinot pigeon? Here’s a perfect opportunity to test your wine tasting skills and find your selection for your next dinner party. (NJB)

BlaBla language exchange
June 10, 20: 00-22: 30; online on BlaBla Language Exchange, free admission with reservation
Improve your language skills by chatting with a native in the language you are currently learning. The event always starts in English / Danish. Then, once two or three people want to speak the same language, it is possible to create a new language group. (NJB)

Concerto CPH plays Bach
May 29, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Den Sorte Diamant, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K; find tickets on
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, with Concerto Copenhagen, performs one of the favorite sons of baroque music: a vivid example that less can be more. (NJB)

Escape trail
May 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vangeboskolen, Vangeboled 9; from 150kr
The Copenhagen Exhaust Trail will be held again in Denmark’s answer to Switzerland: Søllerød. Test yourself on some of Zeeland’s wildest hills: two unique rolling forests a few kilometers north of Copenhagen. (NJB)

CPH Track and Field Games
June 8, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Østerbro stage, Cph Ø; 75kr
Welcome to the Copenhagen Athletics Games ’21 – a bronze reunion of the Continental Athletics World Tour. Expect an atmospheric evening where you can experience the elite of Danish athletics competing against an intermediate competition from abroad. (NJB)

Art workshop
May 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ART Workshop, Nørreport Station, Cph K; free adm
Join the English art workshop in central Copenhagen, get inspired and start your personal art project! It is an ideal place to discover different materials and art techniques in a friendly atmosphere! No previous experience is required, just an open mind and a big smile. (NJB)

Move to another dimension
June 3, 20: 00-23: 00; Xenon, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; from 140kr
This installation concert, ‘Come Move In Another Dimension’, is part of an artistic universe initiated when MoonBee & The Astronauts released their first double-sided EP ‘Come Move In Another Dimension Part 1 & 2’ in January 2021. En Also starring Who Killed Bambi. (NJB)

Eliel Lazo Trio
May 29, 8:00 p.m. Regnegade store 19A, Cph K; 290kr
The Eliel Lazo Trio travel the world to play jazz and Cuban music, so what better place to welcome them in Copenhagen than the historic Jazzhus Montmarte hotspot. It promises to be an evening full of Afro-Cuban jazz and vibrant tones. (PW)

Watercolor masterclass
May 30, 1:00 p.m. Tagensvej 188, Cph NV; 325kr
Time to learn a new skill? Try watercolor painting. In this two-hour masterclass, you’ll learn how to paint a botanical image using professional watercolor pigments from scratch. (PW)

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