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7 - 13 October 2011
Cosy up to Mozart’s fruity tutte
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WERE WE struggling for a cover story this week? Possibly! Attending the X Factor’s second round of auditions (see G8 for details) is hardly the stuff that dreams are made of. At the very least, we wanted to inform you about the first round so you could try your luck. A spokesperson for DR told me they don’t tend to go overboard with their advertising. The odd announcement here or there and social media does the rest. Which is all very well, I replied, but even if I did spend half my life twittering on, I’m hardly going to be doing it with the kind of jailbait for whom this is a monumental world event. I’m not a MP for helvede. The funny thing about X Factor is how divisive it is. You’re only allowed to love it or hate it. You can’t comment on it without half the room emptying, while the other half just stand there, glazed over, with a whimsical look on their face as they recall their first lesbian stirrings earlier
this year. You’re only allowed to gush or to flush. But what about the poor mugs who end up watching it to bond with their children and then fancy discussing it. It’s like there’s an unspoken stipulation that programmes like X Factor aren’t deserving of intelligent debate. So you take your insights to the intelligentsia and you’re instantly rebuffed. If your kids watch it, you’re a bad parent, your childless, control freak friends tell you. You have fallen in their estimation. Then again, there’s no excuse for watching the US version (see G20 for details). I did for ten minutes last Saturday and it’s the worst form of cack. Paula Abdul, who is fed the majority of her lines in advance of watching the acts, had to leave the set to pretend to vomit after a singer did exactly what he’d promised producers he’d do and exposed his thingy. The saving grace is that watching the auditions at Vega is a five-hour slog – an interminable nightmare for your children during their half term (see next week’s InOut for a guide to what’s going on) while you swan off to go luxuriating. And once they’ve been once, threaten to take them again. They’ll be putty in your hands for the rest of the holiday.
Così fan tutte
Store Scene, Operaen, Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 Cph K; performances at 19:30 (unless stated) on Tue, Oct 14, Oct 16 (15:00), Oct 25, Oct 27, Oct 30 (15:00), Nov 2, Nov 6 (15:00), Nov 10, Nov 19, Nov 21; tickets 95-795kr; 180 mins including one intermission; in Italian with Danish supertitles; www. kglteater.dk A MASTERPIECE of comic invention, Così fan tutte ranks among Mozart’s most memorable works and is about as delightful as opera buffa gets. Since the premiere in 1790 it has had a tumultuous history. For reasons not unrelated to its risqué nature and views on fidelity, many of its custodians have been compelled to bowdlerise it. But people are fickle (to stay with the general theme), and the ‘composer’s cut’ version has at other times – mostly outside of the 19th and 20th century – been a whirlwind success. The Royal Danish Theatre has stayed clear of the challenging work since 2002 when Così was nearing 300 Danish performances since the theatre premiered it in 1909. The new Opera House was still being built as the last curtain fell on Così, which makes the present staging a first on the island of Holmen. “Così fan tutte is a work steeped with amazing music but difficult to bring alive on stage,” the Royal Danish Opera’s artistic director Kasper Holten observes. “Of course it’s really a comedy, but it also explores how dangerous it is to play around with love and all of love’s possible temptations. We witness four people who enter a game from which they all exit seriously bruised.” Without this latter grave and sobering twist, Così would be mere fatuous entertainment – a thing that holds no interest for Holten. Nor does it for Guy Joosten, the internationallyacclaimed Flemish stage director who already knows the ins and outs of the Opera House – he has staged Werther, Pelléas and Mélisande, and The Merry Widow here. His rendition of Così is the product of collaboration with the Antwerp-based opera company Vlaamse Opera. After a most successful run there, Così was ready to go abroad and several European cities have been glad to clear a stage for Joosten’s Mozart. Holten admits to be ‘playing it safe’ by presenting something already stamped with universal approval, but then again Così is not exactly a foolproof opera and
Performance Jeg er drømmenes labyrinth
Københavns Musikteater, Kronprinsensgade 7, Cph K; ends Sat, performances Fri 20:00, Sat 17:00; Tickets: 105165kr, under-25s 95kr; www. kobenhavnsmusikteater.dk The show Jeg er drømmenes labyrinth (I am the maze of dreams) delivers a raw look into what it means to be a ‘refugee’. Combining music, acting and dance, the show follows the story of young Afghani student Farhad, who undergoes torture during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. He’s then rescued by a young widow and together they experience a maze of dreams and nightmares. Many pf the performers are refugees themselves. EM
The menage à quatre incorporates Albania and becomes a menage à six
fiasco is just not an option. Hence Joosten got the job – a man who has shown he knows what he’s dealing with. “The opera is just as complicated, heartrending, irritating and fun as love can be,” he says, adding that part of its contradictory nature hinges on the paradox that even when we’re most defeated in love, we never stop yearning for it. This sounds like the kind of philosophical pickle that only the wonder of true art can transcend. Mozart’s collaborator, the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte who also worked on Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro, is, in a great part, the brains behind the story’s idiosyncratic philosophy and baffling attraction. He and Mozart have had scholars and laymen scratch their heads over it for centuries. A hundred years ago Così was something of a connoisseur’s opera. Fifty years later specialists found that Greek myths and Italian literary classics were the key to cracking it. The title means ‘Thus do all’ – meaning ‘all women’ – and is often rendered as ‘Women are like that.’ It is safe to say that Così explores love from a male perspective. It starts with a cynical
The Bollywood Trip
Republique, Store Scene, Østerfælled Torv 37, Cph Ø; in Danish: until 12 Nov, in English: 29 Nov–3 Dec, performances: Tue-Fri 20:00, Sat 15:00; Tickets 200-325kr; www.republique.dk Bollywood’s flying dancers, magical images and gorgeous music has landed in Denmark. The Bollywood Trip – which includes performances in Danish and English – is a dramatic love story (as if we’d expect anything different from Bollywood) at a hospital where affairs between the staff flourish. Psychiatric ward patient Harron, meanwhile, has a split personality and thinks he is one of India’s biggest Bollywood stars. The Bollywood Trip epitomises the best of east meets west - with choreography from British-Indian Gauri Sharma Tripathi, music from Danish composer Stephen Grabowski, and performers from both India and Denmark. A preview of the performance will apper in InOut in late November. EM
old philosopher, Don Alfonso (Johan Reuter), who makes a wager with two officers, Ferrando and Guglielmo (Peter Lodahl and Palle Knudsen), claiming he can prove that their girlfriends, Dorabella and Fiordiligi respectively (Elisabeth Jansson and Inger Dam-Jensen), like all women, are fickle. Alfonso’s interesting methodology involves announcing to the girls that their sweethearts have been ordered off to war and then getting each officer, now disguised as a moustachioed Albanian, to try to interest his mate’s girlfriend in a little fun. (Alfonso has, beforehand, assured the lonely girls that this is quite appropriate.) Now there’s a lot at stake for each officer: he may lose his money, his girlfriend and his faith in womankind (to adopt the logic of the play). The choir and orchestra are conducted by Daniele Callegari, a star known around the world, while the solo performers are Copenhagen’s own. Holten doesn’t doubt the constellation. “Judging by the incredible vocal level only, I believe this could be one of the most soughtafter productions of the season,” she says.
Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 20, Cph V; Fri-Sun 15:00 & 20:00, Wed-Oct 16, 15:00 & 20:00, Oct 19-21, 20:00; Tickets 120kr, discounts for groups; www.cph-dancearts.com How is Denmark in terms of corruption and integrity? Are we really champions of anti-corruption, or is it just something we think we are? Dancers from Russia, Australia, USA, Finland and Bulgaria have come together to present an ultra-physical performance on the theme ‘corruption’. The show is part of ‘Kick Backs - a festival of corruption’, focusing on issues such as nepotism, abuse of power, lobbying and whistle blowing. Running from 6-21 October, workshops will also be held, focusing on a new issue each week. The topics covered include the Danish political system, corruption in the private sector, and how corruption in Demark compares to other nations. A review of the performance will apper in InOut later this month. EM
KASPER R GULDBERG
Enetime og Sylfiden
Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv, 1055 Cph K; performance Fri 20:00, ends Fri; tickets 95– 595kr; www.kglteater.dk La Sylphide is the only tragedy in Bournonville’s repertoire. He liked happy endings, but since this story was not actually his own, he did not have a choice thank god for that! Because it is the most heartbreakingly beautiful story you will ever see. Along with Flemming Flindt’sThe Lesson, these two ballets are among the most important works in the Royal Danish Ballet repertoire, so if you feel like the backbone of your ballet knowledge is wobbly, this is the perfect double bill to fill in those missing parts. MWB
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7 - 13 October 2011 An event for every woman
THIS YEAR’S FAIR is the ideal outing for all women, be it with girlfriends, mothers or daughters, or even with the mother’s group. The fair is being heralded as the ‘must attend’ event for every woman who wants to pamper herself. With a direct focus on the life of a contemporary woman, the event will embrace a bit of everything: from fun to serious, home to nightlife, single women to those in relationships, beauty to health, and from body to soul. With four dedicated stage areas and a range of events, workshops, lectures and demonstrations, there is bound to be something to suit all tastes. On the ‘stage show’ there are music features, with acts from contemporary artists as well as fashion shows, lectures and musicals. Meanwhile the ‘café stage’ on the balcony is the place to go and enjoy small lectures and debates in a cosy café environment. In the ‘demo kitchen’ there
is an open kitchen with large screens where the audience can enjoy the culinary exploits of famous chefs - a great place to indulge a hobby or learn a new one! The final stage is the ‘lounge area’ where the remainder of the lectures, workshops and coaching sessions are being held. The opening day is jampacked with events to enjoy. Amongst them are highlights such as a talk by crime writer and former police director Hanne Bech Hansen at 1pm on the café stage, and ‘Easy and natural everyday make-up in three minutes’, a presentation by make-up artist Marianne Escentric at 4pm. In the demo kitchen Marie Melchior will be presenting a show at 1pm about how to cook a party menu that is neither difficult nor expensive. Meanwhile at 2pm on the lounge stage there will be a lecture, ‘Woman – Know your retirement’, which is designed to demonstrate how to retire without giving up the luxuries of life. The programme only heats up on Saturday as Emilia van Hauen, a sociologist, presents a lecture at 1:30pm on the café stage about how to become happier, sexier and more powerful in a cool way. For fashion lovers there is a fashion show by Nystrup & Øskov at 12:30pm, while at 3:30pm in the demo
FEMINA Lifestyle Fair 2011
Forum Copenhagen, Julius Thomsen Plads 1, Frederiksberg C; open Friday 10:0019.00, Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday 10:00-18:00; Tickets 100kr, kids 55kr (Child), email@example.com; www.feminaiforum.dk
kitchen Portuguese chef Luis Guerreiro will demonstrate recipes prepared using a ‘Cataplana’, a modern Portuguese wok. This event will be conducted in English. Moving away from fashion and food there will be a lecture at 3:30pm on the lounge stage about ‘Women and the economy’. Whilst the economy can seem daunting, this workshop promises that afterwards everyone will at least understand their personal finances, as well as how to manage a family and money. While the fair is drawing to an end on Sunday, the events and lectures just keep on coming. On the café stage, the sexologist and author of living in an open relationship, Sara Skaarup, will be interviewed by FEMINA journalist Tine Bendixen at 4:30pm, whilst at 2:00pm there will be a ‘Love me tonight’ mini concert with great ‘80s songs. At 2:30pm, in the demo kitchen, Johan Bülow will be showing that liquorice is more than just a taste, as it can also be incorporated into cooking. For those that enjoy hiking or those who can’t understand why people do it, there is a lecture on the lounge stage by Ann Bjerre, who will be talking about what makes modern people go hiking. The lecture is based on the book ‘The hike The pilgrimage trail’.
Exhibitions La Luna Convento
Store Scene, Operaen, Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 Cph K; performances 20:00 on Sat, Oct 22, Oct 24, Oct 26, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 7; tickets 95-1,045kr; 160 mins incl break; www. kglteater.dk This is a great, gothic success. Sex, death, and jealousy permeate this stripped-down, but highly moving presentation of Puccini’s classic opera. The set design by Karin Betz and lighting design by Jesper Kongshaug capture the dark atmosphere of Tosca. Each of the three acts features colour-co-ordinated lighting, with deep reds or dark blues bathing the stage to match the emotional musical cues of the orchestra and opera singers. BF
Wallman’s Dinner Show
Cirkusbygningen, Jernbanegade 8, 1609 Cph V; performances Thu-Sat 18:30-23:00; adults 495-815kr, under-12s from 258kr; 3316 3700; info. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wallmans.dk A group of dancers - with credits from Cats and Chicago to the Eurovision Song Contest - all expertly showboating in dance, song, instrument playing and magic, while attending to your table. Dinner will never be like this again. SC
Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv, 1055 Cph K; ends Oct 15; performances at 20:00 on Mon, Thu, Oct 15; tickets 95– 595kr; 45-min intro before every performance in the balcony foyer; www.kglteater.dk This triple bill takes the audience from 19th century choreographer August Bournonville via George Balanchine to a 20th century piece by Harald Lander. Bournonville Fantasy is a study of the choreographer’s technique and his exercises, which are still part of the daily training regime at the Royal Danish Ballet. Expect elaborate footwork made up of many quick steps and a lively expression. Balanchine’s salute to the Danish style is noticeable in his Donizetti Variations, which ballerina Suzanne Farrell called “fast, lighthearted and technically demanding”, and is set to music from the opera Don Sebastian by Gaetano Donizetti. And finally, Lander’s Etudes , which the Royal Ballet’s director Nicolaj JHubbe describes as Danish ballet’s equivalent of the national anthem, is a one-act ballet that begins with exercises at the barre (the handrail used during warm-up exercises) and develops into extensive bravura steps with which the dancers take over the whole stage. FBP
Clausens Kunsthandel, Toldbodgade 9, Cph K; starts Oct 1, ends Oct 29; open Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00; www. clausenskunsthandel.dk Danish artist Knud Odde, recently returned from an artist residency, presents a collection of paintings and collages. Odde stayed near the Italian city of Amalfi at a former Benedictine monastery. The area proved inspiring both in atmosphere and material availability - many of his collages are made with brightly coloured paper scraps from the streets of Amalfi. Through layering paint and found paper, Odde creates graphic figures, bordering on religious icons, appropriate for art work made in a former monastery. BF
Nils Stærk, Ny Carlsberg Vej 68, Cph V; ends Oct 22; open Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-15:00; www.nilsstaerk.dk Ingvar Cronhammar takes urban architecture and technology as his starting point, while Morten Stræde begins with the airplane and its mechanics. The gallery is filled with giant competing sculptures. BF
Good wholesome fun awaits visitors to FEMINA
In case the plethora of workshops, lectures and demonstrations isn’t enough, the FEMINA Forum will host exhibitions of clothing, shoes and
accessories, beauty, hair, health and wellness, jobs, careers and leisure, spa and enjoyment, coffee, tea and chocolate, food and kitchen, adventure and travel,
and events and forecasting. If none of that interests you, you’re probably a man.
Klee & COBRA
Dimensions of Hyper-reality
Louisiana, Gl Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; starts Sep 30, ends Jan. 8; open Tues-Fri 11:0022:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00; tickets 95kr, under-18s free adm; www. louisiana.dk COBRA is an abbreviation of the first letters in the cities Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam. It was a European avant garde art movement in the late 1940s and early 1950s whose members lived in those cities. Paul Klee, a Swiss artist active in the early part of the 20th century, is known for his colourful childlike paintings. Though he was not a member of COBRA, the exhibition presents his paintings along with works from COBRA artists like Asger Jorn and Karl Appel. Bringing together the artist and the avant-garde movement creates strange associations and insight into artists from different periods working to change the art world of their time. BF
Between Memory and Theft
Galleri Claus Christensen, Gammel Mønt 41, Cph K; ends Oct 22; open Tue-Thu 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-16:00; w w w. g a l l e r i c l au s c h r i s tensen.dk Some new work by Danish artist Erik A Frandsen. Frandsen, part of the ‘wild painter’ movement from the 1980s in Denmark. Primarily a painter, Frandsen has been exploring new mediums and experimenting with large-scale installations in the past decade. He often paints on to photographs and mixes drawings with paintings. Frandsen finds inspiration in his family, sexuality, and flowers. BF
Gallery B15, Islands Brygge 15, Cph S; Starts Oct 7, ends Nov 9; open Wed-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 12:0015:00; www.galleryb15.dk Two US-based painters present new work in Dimensions of Hyper-reality. Ricky Allman paints stripped-down post-apocalyptic scenes. Splashes of bright colour highlight the otherwise stark images. Allman’s paintings reference landscape painting, but with a dash of science fiction. Mark Schoening uses a similar colour palette in his painting – stark backgrounds with splatters of neon. Schoening’s work is more abstract in style, exploding over the canvas. Schoening is at his best when he moves away from the canvas and onto the wall for large-scale, abstract wall paintings and sculptural installations. BF
Entwined: Passages, Geometry, and Psyche
Peter Lav Gallery, Esplanaden 8D, Cph K ; starts Oct 7, ends Dec 17; open Wed-Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-15:00; www.plgallery.dk Sophia Kalkau works most often in the mediums of photography and sculpture. Her style is minimalist, with clean lines and few colours. She is inspired by art history and literature. Here she presents her new sculpture ‘Vessel, 2001’, along with a series of photographs in a solo exhibition. Shakespeare’s Ophelia from Hamlet inspired the work for this exhibition. References to the sculptural work of celebrated artist Louise Bourgeois, plus strong geometrical shapes, can also be seen in Kalaku’s work. BF
LARMgalleri, Esplanaden 8D, Cph K; starts Oct 7, ends Nov 12; open Wed- Fri 12:0017:00, Sat 12:00–15:00; www. larmgalleri.dk Oana Farcas splits her time between Romania and New York. Her paintings seem split between dream and reality. Farcas paints melancholy portraits of people, both real and fictionalised. Romania fairy tales and family snap shots inspire her equally. Her blurry paintings feel like fleeting memories. Farcas’s style is indebted to that of the German painter, Gerhard Richter. This is her second solo exhibition with LARMgalleri. BF
Of Large and Small
National Museum of Photography, Soren Kierkegaard Plads 1, Royal Library, The Black Diamond, Cph k; ends 10 March 2012; open Mon-Sat 10:00-15:00, tickets: adults 40kr, students 25kr; www.kb.dk Anthropological thoughts have existed long before the creation of the discipline, and can also be found in pieces of art. The National Museum of Photography presents a collection of works from artists, philosophers, artists and theories about human existence and the contrast between what is infinitely universal and infinitely microscopic. VM
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Exhibitions Warhol & Basquiat
Arken Musuem of Modern Art, Skovvej 100, Ishøj; ends Jan 11; open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-21:00; tickets 85kr, Students 70kr, under-17s free adm; www. arken.dk Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, together, represent the art world of New York in the 1980s and this exhibition showcases more than 100 of their collaborative works. BF
Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Nikolaj Plads 10, Cph K; ends Oct 30; open Tue-Sun 12:00-17:00, Thu 12:00-21:00; www.kunsthallennikolaj.dk This is the ninth annual children and young people’s exhibition and this year the theme is an interactive seaside hotel that comes alive with theatre performances by international artists, video projections and strange smells throughout the gallery halls. Enter themed rooms and meet strange guests, as though you were in a real hotel. BF
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Flæsketorvet 85, Cph V; ends Oct 8; open Tue-Fri 13:00–18:00; Sat, 12:00–16:00; www.bjerggaard.com Danish photographer Erik Steffensen’s new collection of his signature expressionistic images. The title refers to the blue note a musical term for a note played at a lower pitch and held out longer, typically in jazz, rock or blues music. Inspired by popular culture, like David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, and art history alike, Steffensen’ s photographs are a mix of film and painting references blended into dream-like images. BF
Subtopian & Jesus Christ Get Off My Back
V1 Gallery, Flasketorvet 69, Cph V; ends Oct 8; open WedFri 12:00-18:00, Sat 12:0016:00; www.V1gallery.com While Danish artist Thomas Øvilsen works with multiple materials and layers to make sculptural paintings, Blatt in Subtopian works with thin washes of paint creating more delicate imagery. BF
Alright Alright & Big Bubble
Malmö Konsthall, Johannesgatan 7, Malmö; ends Nov 27; open daily 11:00-17:00; www.konsthal.malmo.se In Alright Alright, Chris Johanson - a self-taught artist from the US heavily influenced by Californian skateboarding and graffiti culture, - creates his work from recycled paint and second-hand materials. Japanese artist Misaki Kawai, the creator of Big Bubble, works in a simple, manga comic book drawing-style making graphic paintings, drawings, and artists’ books. BF
Tunnel of Fear
Overgaden, neden Vandet 17, Cph K; ends Nov 11; open Tue-Sun 13:00-17:00, Thu 13:00-20:00; www.overgaden. org, www.kopenhagen.dk Terms of Belonging is an international group show that looks at alternative forms of community. Ahmet Cevdet Bey: Tunnel of Fear focuses on a strange, new collaboration in which two Turkish artists have merged identities to become a fictional character: mad scientist Ahmet Cevdet Bey. This strange relationship is played out in a ‘chamber of horrors’ style installation about the fictional character and his work. BF
Bregade Kunsthandel, Bredgade 67-69, Cph K; ends Oct 15; open Tue-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-15:00; www.bredgade-kunsthandel.dk Substans 2011 is a new group show focusing on the world of Danish glassblowing. Twenty artists show examples of their technique at Bredgade Kunsthall. BF
Galleri Jules Julian, Palægade 7, Cph K; ends Oct 22; Tues-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-14:00; www. julesjulian.dk British artist Dave White depicts the vintage American West in large-scale oil paintings. BF
First Step to Connect
Møstings Hus, Andebakkesti 5, Frederiksberg; ends Oct 9; open Tue-Sun 11:0016:00, Wed 11:00-19:00; www.moestingshus.dk Three artists take dance and the physical connections made while dancing as their inspiration. BF
Living: Frontiers of Architecture III-IV
Louisiana, Gl Strandvej, Humlebæk; ends Oct 23; open Tue-Fri 11:00-22:00, SatSun 11:00-18:00, ticket: 95kr; www.louisiana.dk Louisiana’s latest major exhibition, Living, presents a crossover between architectural projects and art installations. The exhibition investigates the concept of home and different modes of life, not just from an architectural perspective but also from the viewpoint of anthropology. JF
Jørgen Haugen Sørensen
Cisternerne – the Museum of Modern Glass Art, Søndermarken, Frederiksberg; ends Nov 27; open Thu, Fri 14:00-18:00, Sat, Sun 11:0017:00; tickets over-14s 50kr, under-14s free adm; www. cisternerne.dk An exhibition featuring Danish sculptor Jørgen Haugen Sørensen’s greatest works of recent years. The sculptures, some moulded in clay and some cast in bronze, all work around the themes of life and death, and love and suffering. JF
7 - 13 October 2011 In a Lonely Place
National Photo Musuem at The Black Diamond, Soren Kierkegaard Plads 1, Cph K; ends Jan 28; open Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-17:00; tickets 40kr, under-16s free adm American photographer Gregory Crewdson is known for his surreal, highly-staged photographs. The images that made him famous resemble brief moments in an unfinished film. His new work is more personal, relying less on the high production value of his saturated earlier images. The images are documentary in style and predominately black and white, moving from an intimate look at sparkling fireflies mating to the empty landscapes of Italian film studios. BF
Moderna Museet, Gasverksgatan 22, Malmö; ends Nov 7; open Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00; tickets 50kr, free adm to under18s; www.modernamuseet.se This retrospective of the work of Icelandic artist Sigurdur Gudmundsson focuses on a series of his photographs from the 1970s and 80s. Experimental artists and art movements, like the Fluxus movement of the 1960s, inspired the images. They are somewhat obscure in nature and feature the artist in strange situations, such as digging a useless hole in the ground or hiding beneath a paving stone. The result is a comical and surreal body of photographs. Gudmundsson also works in painting, sculpture, performance, and installation, and viewers can see elements of his work in other media in his photography. BF
Entropia: a photographic chaos theory of Copenhagen
Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27 B, Cph K; ends Oct 23; open daily 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-21:00; tickets 40kr, students 25kr, under-15s free adm, Wed 17:00- 21:00 free adm; www.dac.dk An exhibition of architectural photographs that tries to re-think what typical architectural photography looks like. Kontraframe (Tobias Wensien and Thorbjørn Hansen) presents a ‘chaotic snapshot of the city’s development’ over six years that documents its changing urban landscape. BF
Gaugin & Polynesia: An Elusive Paradis
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, Cph K; ends Dec 31; open Tue-Sun 11:0017:00; tickets 75kr, free adm to under 18s and on Sundays; www.glyptotekket.dk This retrospective of Paul Gaugin explores his relationship with cultures outside of Europe. The work of the influential artist will be on display next to close to 60 artefacts of Polynesian culture, such as jewellery, cult statues, and weapons. BF
We spend our lives as we spend our days
Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 Cph K; ends Nov 26; open Tue, ThuSun 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:0020:00, closed Mon; free adm; www.smk.dk Selected from over 3,500 works in the museum’s permanent collection, the title pretty much speaks for itself. BF
Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Gredgade 75, Cph K; ends Oct 23; open Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-16:00; www.gce.nu New York City-based duo Ghost of a Dream, Adam Eckstrom and Lauren Was, are known for their colourful collages and installations featuring the garish design of scratch-off lottery tickets, tawdry romance novel covers, and mirrors to create an overall effect of desire and loss. BF.
Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3; ends Dec 30; open Mon-Sun 10:0020:00; tickets: adults 95kr; www.tivoli.dk The exhibition gives viewers the chance to see reconstructed suites, letters from victims, and artefacts from the liner - minus a necklace. JF
World Time Clock and Used Cars
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Ny Carlseberg Vej 68, Cph V; ends Oct 15; open Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-15:00; www.nicolaiwallner.com Jonathan Monk works in multiple media from photography, to painting, to neon, and even in bicycle parts. His work is inspired by art history and conceptual art. BF
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Øslo Plads 1 Cph Ø; ends Oct 9; open Tues-Sun 10:00-17:00, Thurs 10:00-21:00; www.denfrie.dk The Danish artist association, Decembristerne, presents a new group show at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. BF Moderna Museet, Gasverksgatan 22, Malmö; ends 8 Apr 2012; open Tue, Thu, Sun 11:00-18:00, Wed 11:00-21:00; tickets 50 SEK; www.modernamuseet.se Early Moderism features works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch and Sigrid Hjerten. JF
Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900 & French Art 1900-30
Elmgreen and Dragset
Thorvaldsens Museum, 2 Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads, Cph K; ends 29 Jan 2012; open TueSun 10:00-17:00; tickets 40kr, free adm on Wed; www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk In this exhibition by gay photography duo Elmgreen and Dragset, Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen`s works have been dressed up in various items of clothing such as sports socks and sweat bands. JF
The Danish West Indies – Building a Colony
The National Museum of Denmark, Frederiksholms Kanal 12; ends Oct 23, open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00; adm free; www.natmus.dk This exhibition looks at the difficult history of the West Indies island group at the time of the Danish occupation, when fortunes could be made from the labour of African slaves in the sugar cane fields. Plantations, slave stations and forts are presented through photographs, architectural plans and video interviews. VM
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The past and future collide in Helsinki Architecture in Helsinki
Rust; Sunday, 21:00 Tickets 220 kr at the door www.architectureinhelsinki.com IT’S BEEN a good year for Architecture in Helsinki. Fresh from releasing their latest album, the group are embarking on yet another tour that’s taking them further than they’ve ever been before. As their profile grows, their touring destinations expand, and this week they hit Copenhagen, ready to rock the city in their very understated way. Despite their name, Architecture in Helsinki are actually an Australian act, hailing originally from Albury in New South Wales. Formed in 1999 out of the remnants of a funkgrunge outfit, the three original members – lead singer Cameron Bird, Jamie Mildren and Sam Perry – soon moved to Melbourne and within a year had attracted drummer James Cecil and
vocalist and clarinet player, Kellie Sutherland. After rearranging cut pieces of newspaper into a series of random phrases, the band settled on their name and in 2000 Architecture in Helsinki was born. It would take more than two years before the group released their first album. Fingers Crossed was released to little fanfare in 2003 after the group signed with independent record label, Trifekta. Largely over-looked by mainstream radio, the album was impressive due to its wide range of musical styles and influences, showcasing the band’s many talents. Released in the United States in April 2004, the record secured the band a host of solid supporting acts thanks in part to their involvement with the Bar/None Records label. In 2005 the band released their second album, In Case We Die.. Featuring more complex production, the record was played heavily on local radio stations, earning them several nomi-
nations in Australia’s ARIA music awards. Their next record entitled, We Died, They Remixed, was a remix album and released while the band underwent significant line-up changes. Two of the original members left the group, leading to a number of collaborations with prominent artists, including Hot Chip and New Buffalo. Part of what makes this band so special is their ability to sound old-fashioned and futuristic at the same time. Combining the best of classic pop with experimental new sounds created by a plethora of instruments, Architecture in Helsinki would be the perfect music to play in a moon base elevator. Featuring quirky instruments – including analogue synthesisers, samplers, the glockenspiel and handclaps – as well as concert instruments such as the trumpet, tuba, trombone and saxophone, each song is multi-layered, verging off into unexpected directions. The fact they can blend these instruments so seamlessly is owed, in part, to the fact
that each member of the group plays more than one instrument – a talent that is put to particularly good use during their live shows. This year the band released their fourth full length album Moment Bends. Displaying their supreme versatility, the album switches between vocalists and it’s easy to think that you are listening to a different band from one track to the next. Light, airy, fun and overwhelmingly positive, the album is a refreshing take on the pop rock genre, with the band’s use of electronic influences allowing them to stand out from the crowd. What you’ll get from this show is a multifaceted performance that’s bound to leave a smile on your face. ANDY RUGG
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Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion Jazhus Montmartre, 20:00; 325 kr Frontrunners in modern jazz, the imaginative all-American trio - that includes the two Grammy Award-winning artists pianist Rachel Z and drummer Omar Hakim who together have played alongside some of the world’s most prominent jazz artists such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and groundbreaking collective, Weather Report - are among the most creative in the business. Lauded with critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, the Trio – currently on their European tour – are one of the most exciting groups to visit the Montmartre this year. (English) DvdN
September 26 Lille Vega
S I ARRIVED at Vega on a sultry September evening, my ears were greeted by the sound of particularly beautiful vocals, soaring and unadulterated. Opening act Penny Police commanded their audience with a fine performance. However, despite employing a staggering variety of instruments onstage – including theremin and an auto harp – they failed to create sonic textures thick enough for my ears and the song structure appeared a little disjointed. That said, the technically adept performance combined with the strength of the astoundingly pure vocals, countered my misgivings and left me all warm and fuzzy inside. After a brief interlude, Guillemots sauntered on stage. It may have in fact been a bit too brief as the rhythm section seemed a little
Loppen; 21:00; 100 kr The youngest daughter of legendary folksinger Arlo Guthrie and the granddaughter of Bob Dylan’s idol, Woody Guthrie, Sarah Lee is carrying on the family folk-tradition together with her husband, Johnny Irion. A combination of blues, country and folk elements, the duo’s authentic acoustic sets tap into the very roots that kickstarted the modern folk movement. Considered as part of the folk-music canon - alongside modern greats such as Willie Nelson, Peter Seeger, Ray LaMontagne, Neil Young and Joan Baez - this is a must for any folk-aficionado. (English) DvdN
Jake Green Band
Mojo Bar; 22:00, 70 kr Native to Copenhagen, lead singer and guitarist Jake Green is giving Copenhagen’s booming blues circuit a whirl with his ambitious compilation of traditional blues numbers. However, Green and his band may be enthusiastic, but they hardly break the backbone of traditional blues rhythms and fail, in many ways, to coin something refreshing and original. Sure, it’s hardly likely that they’ll be selling out stadiums any time soon, but the group do stick to the very foundations of what made blues such a popular genre - walking bass-lines, weathered vocals and easy-listening rhythms - and if you’re nearby they may be worth a listen. (Danish/English) DvdN
Loppen, 21:00; 120 kr Hailing from Montreal, the husband-and-wife pair - Wolf Parade lead-singer Dan Boekner, and Alexei Perry - have given way to a musical offspring that essentially amounts to a clashing of Wolf Parade’s atmospheric elements with spiky sound loops, high-octane drum machines and a heavy onus on Boekner’s atmospheric vocals. It’s pretty much the best bits of Wolf Parade re-marketed for the dance-floor, complete with all the bells and whistles. Now a global phenomenon - with their third studio-album, Sound Kapital (2011) on the receiving end of positive reviews from the big ‘uns - the duo are one of the highlights this week. (English) DvdN
underwhelmed initially. They soon hit their stride, however, and the band seemed to relax, delivering a nicely varied platter of indie rock that is a cut above many of their contemporaries due to an excellent sense of melody and dynamics. They also employed a wealth of keyboard sounds When the hair got to flying, the audience got to dancing and upright bass, effective in mensely. This was a crowd who projects are very much the love creating a harmonic tapestry that obviously loved the Guillemots. child of the lead singers. It complemented lead singer Fyfe Their warmth and enthusiasm would be fantastic to see all the Dangerfield’s vocals well. Sharing obviously rubbed off on the players as engaged and comforttraits with the support act, the band, who appeared to be having able with the musical material, vocals were a definite highlight, a rather nice time. Fresh, or rath- and for their technical abilities with impressive range and tone er not so fresh off the mammoth and musical ideas to be allowed from the frontman. UK festival season, the band to surface. This said, it was an By this point the audience shook their flowing hair and got enjoyable evening of music, was suitably limbered up and down to business very admirably. leaving me feeling full of enthuthere was some rather exuberant My only real criticism with siasm and glee on my bicycle dancing across the floor, light- both the bands this evening ride home. JIM SLADE ening my Monday evening im- was the obvious fact that these WWW.THECADDY.DK
The Trio of Oz
Store Vega; 20:00; 220 kr The likes of Robyn, José González and Eric Prydz are among Sweden’s most popular musicians but diva Veronica Maggio is Sweden’s true queen of pop. Singing in Swedish, her commerciallytainted blend of hip-hop beats, soul vocals and even Motown melodies have made her a national icon. Hailed, bizarrely, as Sweden’s Rihanna and other pop-music megastars by various Swedish media, Maggio is famous from Malmö through to Kiruna with a bevy of major music awards, both national and international, behind her. This is about as Scandinavian as pop music gets. (Swedish) DvdN
Nightlife Heat: Pato & Alawy & Mission & Typhoon & Phase 5 & Skank Dubstep Fridays
Rust; Fri 23:00; 60kr Definitely one for the late-night Nørrebro crowd, tonight is pretty much the incarnation of Copenhagen’s once-famed underground reggae night, Rubadub. With an eclectic line-up of urban artists, and a handful of resident DJs that include DJ Noize, Steen Rock, Scratch Magic and DJ Typhoon, it’s Copenhagen’s number-one spot for anyone with a penchant for dub, reggae or hip-hop (and a taste for cheap Tuborgs). (English/Danish) DvdN
Clash of the Vikings
Culture Box; Fri 23:00; 70kr Tonight is the coming together, or rather the clashing of, two Scandinavian techno-titans: Norway’s Terje Bakke and Denmark’s Tim Andresen. Both boasting impressive resumés, they have collaborated with some of the biggest artists on the world DJ circuit, and played an intrinsic
Jazz DJ Nights: Bo Stief
Jazzhus Montmartre; 20:00; Free Admission Bo Stief – one of Denmark’s most prominent jazz legends – will be playing some of his inspirational jazz records while guests will be able to wine and dine. See www. jazzhusmontmartre.dk for further details. (English/Danish) DvdN
Lille Vega; 21:00; 170kr A cult figure on the dance-music scene, Danish-born singer, producer and songwriter Jones is a regular fixture on Danish radio station P3’s A-list, Jones is, as Vega decorously refer to her, the club-scene’s ‘First Lady’, and her fans will turn out in their droves for tonight’s concert. (English/Danish) DvdN role in the development of Copenhagen’s dance scene. Set in the very heart of Kødbyen – Copenhagen’s answer to Berlin’s Tresor Club – tonight’s all-Scandinavian set will attract partygoers and diehard techno fans from all over the city looking for fun after-hours. (English/Danish) DvdN
Kulturkajen Docken; Færgehavnsvej 35; Sat 19:00-Sun 05:00; 395kr at door Xstatic is an electronic party delivering music from the more hardcore end of electronic and dance. This event also hosts one of the biggest DJ competitions in Denmark and has a line-up from all over Europe. The Xstatic concept, that has been in the hands of Thomas ‘Jub’ Christensen for the last couple of years, has now been taken over by Hardstylers – however Christensen is still a part of the Hardstylers team. The core of the Xstatic event will remain intact and the new team promises to give the audience some of the best hardstyle experiences in Denmark. AN
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NEW Watch the X Factor Auditions Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; Mon & Tue and 17–19 Oct, various times, lasts five hours with break; tickets 50kr, www.billetlugen.dk Be one of the first to get a sneak preview of the upcoming season of X Factor. Back for its fifth year, X Factor is looking for its best and most unforgettable stars yet for its 2012 season. Hundreds of hopeful singing talents planned to audition at KB Hallen until the building went up in flames last week, but unfortunately for many of us that hasn’t put them off trying again. Because now the auditions are back on and relocated to Vega where you can join in and watch brave souls put their best note forward. And what’s more, they’ve timed the final three days for 17-19 October to coincide with children’s half term. For just 50 kroner a person, you (maybe you go shopping instead) and your kids get five hours of entertainment – if that’s the right word for this rabble of the best and the worst who made it past the first round in front of the regional judges. And while most of the worst know their singing frightens cats, there’s always a few who are oblivious to the fact. JS
adults and age-appropriate activities for the children. Højskoler www.hojskolerne.dk/korte-kurser/ familiekurser Cultivate your interests for a week with your children or grandchildren. It’s a wonderful escape from the daily grind and a great way to learn about Denmark, especially through field trips. It is also very popular with teenagers who would benefit from an introduction to college life and what it would feel like to live in another part of the country. Racing Feast Tiøren, Amager Strandpark; Sat 8 October; 09:30-14:00; 100kr; 4-12 years; www.sportstiming.dk/ViewEvent.aspx?Id=227 Encourage your little ones to run 1-2 km for a quick feast at this race in Amager. Organised by a new charity for children, Madmod, it supports a new fund to support children’s meals in La Paz, Bolivia. All proceeds will go to the charity. There are medals for all and other fun activities. Little Picasso Det Lille Teater, Lavendelstræde 5-7, 1462 Cup K; ends 30 Oct; Adults 120kr, Children 50kr; 4-10 years; www.detlilleteater.dk A journey into Picasso’s childhood, ‘Lille Picasso’ is all about dreams and imagination where everything is permitted, including mistakes.
2011 Rugby World Cup The Globe, Nørregade 4345, 1165 Cph K; starts Friday, ends Oct 23 – Globe open early most match days, most games start at 10:30 or 08:00; www.the-globe.dk Enjoy a full Irish breakfast at the Globe while you watch your favourite team slog it out in the Rugby World Cup. Taking place in New Zealand this year, all the games are really early, so Brian from the Globe is waking up with the cockerels (no, not the French team) to lay on a splendid fry-up to soak up your early morning tipple as you get stuck into the rugby. This weekend it’s the quarter-finals, so get up early for Ireland v Wales (Sat 06:45), England vs France (Sat 09:30), South Africa vs Australia (Sun 06:45), and New Zealand vs Argentina (Sun 09:30). BH National Museum guided tours Ny Vestergade 10, Cph K; Sun, Tue & Thu 11:00; Free Adm; www.natmus.dk Free guided tours in English three times a week. Live Jazz Charlie Scott’s, Skindergade 43, Cph; Tue & Thu 17:0020:30; Free Adm Jazz every Tuesday and Thursday.
Silhouettes Film Workshop Osramhuset, Valhalsgade 4, 2200 Cph N; Sat 15 Oct, 12:00-15:00; registration firstname.lastname@example.org; 6-11 years Children and their parents will learn to cut silhouettes to be filmed over coloured tissue paper. The dialogue, sound effects and music will also be recorded. The equipment used is professional, and experienced animators are at hand. Then there will be a screening of the film Prince Achmed, which is the inspiration behind the workshop.
Best African NEW Achievement Awards Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, Hammerichsgade 1, Cph K; Sat night; www.celebrateafrica.dk Celebrate Africa is hosting the fourth annual Best African Achievement Awards, and at the same time honouring and remembering the nominees and winners of the awards since their beginning. Participants will catch up with previous winners to find out about what they have been up to since they won and their upcoming plans for the future. Moreover, four inspirational and exceptional individuals will be shortlisted for the highest award, the ‘Honorary Award recipient 2011’. JS Tango: an introduction NEW Salon K, Rådhusstræde 13, first floor, Cph K; Mon 19:0020:00; linus@tangourquiza. com, 2711 2410 Every Monday, Salon K opens its doors and turns up the music so guests can tango. There is an introductory session with lessons taught by different teachers from the Tango Urquiza School to give you a range of tango techniques. The café sells wine, beer, water, coffee as well as small snacks to make the evening fun and casual. No previous knowledge required so come and be ready to dance! JS
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Going back to school ANOTHER WEEK off with the kids is sneaking up on us this upcoming autumn mid-term break. What to do with the jumpy youngsters is probably occupying the minds of countless parents at the moment. Should you go away for the whole week, just a long weekend, or stay home and pursue different activities? The options are many. One thing to explore could be the Danish ‘højskole’ tradition. A højskole is an optional, flexible residential high school. It is sort of a boarding school where grown-ups can sign up voluntarily to attend courses in practically any subject – but mostly creative, art, literature and sports-related courses. It can be anything from theatre, to horse riding, dance, music singing, pottery and so on. The duration of the courses vary from a week or two (summer courses) to four or five months. Short courses are typically also offered during short holidays. The schools themselves tend to be isolated and close to nature and in that way offer a good environment for immersing yourself in whatever activity you choose to explore. The courses are an excellent chance for you to try out something that you have perhaps wanted to try for a while, but have not had the chance to explore yet. It is also an opportunity to learn more about Denmark and the Danes, as well as to practice your Danish. Family courses are designed with common activities for adults and children, or separate course work for
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Prams and Walks Riddersalen, Allégade 7-9, 2000 Frederiksberg; until 16 Oct, TueFri 09:30 and 10:45; Sat-Sun 14:30 and 15:45; 18 months-4 years; www. riddersalen.dk A very familiar topic for small children, ‘Barnevognen’ depicts life between a duvet and a mattress. It lasts 35 minutes without a pause, which probably corresponds to the maximum attention your teeny ones can give to one topic.
Chamber Orchestra NEW Concert Store Scene, Operaen, Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 Cph K; Sun 15:00; tickets 95-445kr; 120 mins with break; www.kglteater.dk Featuring the world premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s Double Concerto, the chamber orchestra presents its autumn concert. Also performed will be Haydn’s Concerto for piano, solo violin and strings in F major, featuring musical sisters Baiba and Lauma Skride. In contrast to the aforementioned refined double concertos, two commanding chamber pieces – Symphonie Classique by Prokofiev and Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 in D major – will give the concert a wide range of sounds and emotions. JS Torvehallerne KBH Frederiksborggade 21, Cph K; open Tue-Thu 10:00-19:00; Fri 10:00-20:00, Sat 09:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-15:00; 7010 6070; www.torvehallernekbh.dk Copenhagen’s biggest and most colourful pantry is a long overdue replacement for the Københavns Grønttorv, which closed down 50 years ago. EK Jazz Cruise Memorial anchor at Nyhavn, Cph K; Sun 15:30; 120kr 90 minutes of live jazz plus a tour of the city, with the Scandinavian Rhythm Boys.
NEXT WEEK: MUSEUMS CORNER Fredensborg Wine Festival Fredensborghusene, W Bakkedraget 43, Fre- NE densborg; Sat 13:0017:00; tickets 100kr, 2144 6353 or email@example.com Taste over 125 wines from all around the world. The price includes a wine tasting glass and meal of prawns and scampi (with chocolate fondue for dessert!) provided by Restaurant Fredenborghusene. Wines will be available from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Spain, Georgia, Canada and Denmark. In addition, there will be an opportunity to sample Belgian chocolates and cakes among other delicious delicacies. JS History Tours in English starts from Bishop Absalon’s statue at Højbro Plads, Cph K; duration 90 mins; www.historytours.dk English tours are available until the end of November, but only if you book as a group. Spar Shipping Fishing Trips Nyhavn 61, Cph K (dock on Lautrupskaj); Weekdays: 225kr from 08:00-15:00, Weekends: twice a day: 07:0012:30 & 12:45-18:00, the trips depend on numbers so are rarely confirmed well in advance; 3333 9355, www.sparshipping.dk Hook a fish on their sea trips.
Stand-up comedy NEW in English The Dubliner, Amagertorv 5, Cph K; Thu (13 Oct) 18:30; 80kr in advance, 100kr at the door, 5030 7497; www.wisecrackers.dk, Aussies and Americans invade Copenhagen for a comedy night with a good cause with some of the proceeds of the ticket sales going to charity. Comedians Louis Zezeran and Jason Nichols of Australia and Phil Schwarzmann and Brian Jordan of the US are just a couple of the night’s eight performers armed with comedy ranging from deadpan to observational humour at its finest. Hear entertaining tales of expat escapades across Scandinavia and the whole of Europe mixed with Danish comedians also performing in English. Presented by Wisecrackers, this great comedy night welcomes a mixed crowd ready to be entertained. JS Gammel Strand Antique Market Gammel Strand/Ved Stranden, Cph K; Friday 07:00-20:00, Sat 08:00-17:00; ends Oct 21-22 A selection of high-profile retailers offers unique items and curious things, including antiques, art, porcelain, silver and modern Danish design. An Eldorado for professionals as well as private collectors. EK
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From ruby with love: shaken, a little slurred
BY JESSICA SLICER
Ruby Cocktail Bar
Nybrogade 10, Cph K; 3393 1203; open Mon-Sat 16:00-02:00, Sun 18:00- 00:00; Top Drink: Ruby Daiquiri; Price Range: 100-120kr per cocktail; www.rby.dk
Even better the second time around COPENHAGENERS have been looking good for decades, leaving many of their fabulous relics behind - thrifty finds for the rest of us. Muda Nashi Godthåbsvej 11A, Frederiksberg; open Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-15:00; www.mudanashi.dk Muda Nashi sells recycled women’s clothing from a wide range of designers and brands, including the finest in Vintage Couture and everyday apparel. The items might look delicate, but they’ll last for many more decades to come. Suits, skirts and shoes are the most prominent items ranging from 200 to 3,000 kroner. While this luxury vintage store is pricey, the pieces can make you feel like you just walked onto the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Mad Men. FN92 Larsbjørnsstræde 6, Cph K; open Mon-Fri 11:00-20:00, Sat 11:0016:00; www.fn92vintage.com Stepping into FN92 feels more like entering a museum of rouge costumes than it does a vintage store. Here you can find truly unique pieces for a theme-party or that one special piece (like a handcrafted hat) to make a fashion statement. Dating back to the 1850s, willowing wedding dresses of the past can be yours for only a few thousand kroner. Jackets, dresses and even capes can be found in any colour your heart desires. As every piece is restored and redesigned making them distinct and one-of-a-kind, this shop is the place to go for those wishing to forge their own path on the vintage fashion scene.
Kids Snedronning (Snow Queen)
Theatre Zeppelin, Valdemarsgade 15, Cph V; starts Sun, ends Nov 29, performances Sun 13:00, Tue & Thu 09:30 & 12:00, Wed 10:00, Fri: 10:00; Tickets: 35-165kr; www.zeppelin.dk Proving that HC Andersen’s stories are just as much of a hit today as they were long ago, The Snow Queen is an adventurous journey of evolution. Set at a hotel far away from civilisation, the story follows two friends Kay and Gerda who are suddenly delivered a magic mirror - with no idea where it came from. The mirror turns out to be a gateway to another world – the Snow Queen’s icy universe – where all your innermost dreams and wishes come true … but for a price. Visually stunning, the set boasts a raw and rusty icy hotel by innovative, award-winning designer Joanni Eggert. The Snow Queen is a fantastic dramatisation sure to warm up kids’ imaginations. EM
Last worn at a concert by The Grateful Dead
Flying-A Vintage Kronprinsensgade 5, Cph K; open Mon–Fri 10:00–19:00, Sat–Sun 11:30–17:00; www.flyingavintage. com Flying-A Vintage is small yet varied shop with great offers and a mix-and-match of new and vintage items, including snag nail polish for only 10kr, a scarf or pair of tights for 50kr or black denim jeans for 100kr. Stock up for the winter with a leather or army jacket or check out Flying-A’s own brand with their shirts and pants. Prag Vesterbrogade 98 A, 1620 Cph V; Mon–Fri 10:00–18:00, Sat 10:00–16:00, closed Sun; www.praggenbrug.dk Bankrupt porno-shop turned vintage boutique, Prag has one of the biggest secondhand selections going. Its stock includes row upon row of shoes; textured items with lots of silk, demin and leather; and even a few items of erotica left behind from the store’s former inhabitant. You’ll also be able to take home good deals on customised jewellery and accessories as the owner of the shop promises to keep prices affordable. The quirky vintage shop fits perfectly into its quirky Vesterbro neighbourhood and provides many opportunities to fill up the shopping cart for ambitious buyers.
Snakes Knows It’s Yoga NEW Kunstforeningen, Gl. Strand 48, Cph K; ends Nov 1, performances Fri-Tue 11:00-17:00, Wed-Thu 11:00-20:00; tickets: over-16s 60kr, under 16s free adm; www.glstrand.dk Faith, spirituality and superstition! Snakes Know It’s Yoga is a claymation-like art installation with images that speak for their creatively freaky selves. This exhibition sees a young Swedish artist, Nathalie Djurberg, orchestrating a puppet universe, involving her audience in a world of seduction and transgression. Based on typical yoga poses, the exhibition will have you fascinated and wincing at the same time. With a thematic focus on the human quest for meaning in faith, Djurberg has included figurines depicting priests and meditating yogis, set amidst colourful lights and music. EM Into a stamp Post and Tel Museum, Købmagergade 37, Cph K; ends Oct 15, open daily 10:0016:00; free adm; www.pttmuseum.dk Kids can go exploring in the city’s largest stamp album where no reading is required. Lots of fun activities set amongst the artwork found on Danish stamps though enlarged to monster size. PS
THERE ARE THOSE moments in life when we wish we could be transported back to another era, a classier one, where men wore suits and women wore heels. There are also those times when we want to experience something on the cutting edge - something forward thinking and out of the ordinary. Stumbling upon Ruby Cocktail Bar I found myself in between two worlds: adorned like a stately homestead meets 1930s jazz bar, the cocktails are modern takes on old classics, with a seasonal list that changes every three months. Ruby has been on the Copenhagen cocktail scene for four years now, the product of a Danish/Scottish couple who longed for a great cocktail bar with extraordinary drinks. The moment you walk through the door, you’re enthusiastically welcomed by three energetic and passionate bartenders. This immediately upped my opinion of the place, as great customer service can be a rare experience in Denmark. Furthermore, when you see bartenders having a great time, shaking themselves around as much as they do the cocktails, you know you’re in for a good time. Hospitality 101: happy staff = happy customers. After strong recommendations to try the seasonal cocktails, which made use of autumn fruits such as apples and plums, we did. The ‘Dutch Clover’, a new twist on the traditional ‘Dutch Courage’, had a polite blend of syrupy, bitter and tart flavours with a kick of malt. The cocktail is a concoction of Bols Genever, slightly bit-
Barnevognen NEW Jytte Abildstrøms Theatre, Riddersalen, Allegade 7, Frederiksberg C; ends Oct 16, performances Tue-Fri 09:30 & 10:45, Sat-Sun 14:30 & 15:45; Tickets 35-125kr; www.riddersalen.dk A performance specifically designed for the very young, Jytte Abildstrøms Theatre presents Barnevognen, aimed at kids aged 18 months to four years old. Running for just 35 minutes without a break, Barnevognen invites you to relive the pram you spent your first tentative years in. Proving there is more between the duvet and the mattress than we think, children will be able to recognise lots of aspects from their lives under the hood. Come along and take the dummy out to make way for some big laughs. EM Whales in the Botanical Garden Maskinhallen, Botanisk Have, Øster Farimasgade 2c, Cph K; ends Oct 23, every day 10:0016:00; adm: adults 50kr, kids 25kr; www.zoologi.snm.ku.dk Usually the whale skeletons are packed away, so take this chance to check out the collection’s largest specimens - in the company of the famous one from Vejle. EK
Start proceedings with the lethal ‘Remember the Rain’ and you’ll remember little else
ter Suze, homemade raspberry syrup and a touch of Lazzaroni amaretto. Perhaps more of a man’s drink. If you’re up for a stiff kick indulge in ‘Remember the Rain’, a spicy and boozy mix designed to bring a little warmth back to your body. It contains Banks 5 Island rum, Noilly Prat dry vermouth, crème de cassis and Paychaud’s bitters. Good idea to start with this one if you’re planning to drink a few as it will really hit you hard … something you may not be prepared for if you’re soaked in spirits already. Never shy to educate their guests about the mixology of great cocktails, one of the bartenders let me in on his secret. “It’s simply down to using ingredients you would drink on their own and making the juices and syrups yourself.” If you only try one cocktail here please let it be the ‘Ruby Daiquiri’. This is the bar’s most popular drink, having never been let off the menu in its fouryear history. Composed of rhubarb jam and vanilla syrup - both homemade - it
A trip to Africa Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge, Cph S; Mon & Tue; tickets 30kr; register at 6168 1341; www.afrikanskdans.dk Take a trip to Africa through dance. Children can get their groove on ‘African style’ as they dance and sing along to simple dances and songs in Danish, English or an African language depending on their age. Children will be also taught stories through movement - for example a Safari trip into a village or a trek across a desert. Props will also be used in the dancing to get a dose more authenticity: baskets on the head, nuts, tools, fans etc. EM Carlsberg Tour Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, Valby; Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00; Tickets 65kr, under-17s 50kr, under-12s free Come and see where it all began on this tour around the old Carlsberg brewery. You’ll be taken through the history of the beer visiting the brewery’s stables - where the mighty Jutland dray horses are kept - and Carl Jacobsen’s private sculpture garden, which holds a version of the little mermaid statue from 1937. The tour has no time-limit and you’re given free rein to explore every aspect of the centre. Included in the price are vouchers for two beers or soft drinks. JHW
has a rich but natural sweetness unlike some daiquiris where the sugar is heaped in. The ‘Black and Blue Margarita’ is also an enchanting treat for the tongue with a fusion of fresh blackberries and liquoriceinfused tequila. The crowd that frequents the place look like a bunch of Mads Mikkelsens in suits. The crème of the Scandinavian crop – looks-wise as well as wallet-wise - call Ruby their ‘local’, but that’s not to say that the average pleb can’t find a place here too. If you’re timely enough you may find yourself rubbing shoulders with James Bond aka Pierce Brosnan, who dropped by here on his last visit for none other than a dry martini … shaken not stirred. Interestingly enough he sent it back saying it was “too wet”. So follow in Bond’s footprints and take a swagger down to Ruby to indulge in some ‘classic drinking with forward thinking’.
Victorian Home Frederiksholms kanal, Ny Vestergade, Cph K; Sat 14:0015:00; tickets: adults 50kr, under-18s free Take a trip back in time to visit merchant Rudolph Christensen’s apartment. Situated in close proximity to the National Museum, the former luxury flat is fully furnished and well preserved. See how he and others lived from 1890 until 1914 within the authentic interior walls filled with drapes, ornaments and furniture from the the time period. JS
Shetland Pony Rides Kalvebod fælled, Kanalvej 2, 2770 Kastrup; Sat & Sun, 10:0016:00; ½ hour 100kr, one hour 150kr, full day 600 kr; info@ frederiksens-isheste.dk; www. frederiksens-isheste.dk The ponies are 70 to 105 cm tall so it is recommended for children up to 35kg. YF/IV Blågården Boardgames Club Blågårds Culture House, Blågårds Plads 3; Tue 18:00-22:30 The experienced and beginners are welcome to come along and play boardgames. JF
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THE WEIRDEST way I ever ate an apple was in a Vietnamese restaurant in London. There they gave me a Granny Smith with salt. It was nice compared to how I thought it would be, but I haven’t eaten it since. I’ve eaten lots of apples though, and think the best way to use them is by turning them into juice. Now is the time to do that because they’re in season. All you’ll need is a juicer and the will to clean it afterwards. I use one kind of apple to make each batch of juice and end up with different tasting apple juices. Some are sweet, some are sour, some
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Restaurant Kiin Kiin Guldbergsgade 21, Copenhagen N; 3535 7535; fourcourse menu 450kr, sevencourse 775kr (with wine menu 1450kr); www.kiin.dk There are only two Thai restaurants in the whole world that have been awarded a Michelin star. One of them is in London, the other one is Kiin Kiin, which you will find in the heart of Nørrebro. And it is well deserved. PDR Kiin Kiin isn’t just a restaurant, it’s an experience, a place where every little detail is thought through. PDR 1. th. Herluf Gade 9, 1052 Cph K; 3393 5770, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.1th.dk; 1,250kr per person 1th. is a gourmet restaurant with a twist. Tucked away behind a hard to-find-door on the first floor to the right of a typical Copenhagen apartment, the restaurant is based around the concept of the dinner party with guests stepping into what appears to be a private apartment and then being utterly spoilt by their hosts. The monthly set menu costs 1,250kr and has a whopping ten courses and you can tell them in advance of any food quirks you might have and they will personalise the menu for you. Terrific food, friendly and attentive service and a unique setting. CS Reinwald’s Farvergade 15, 1463 Cph K; open Mon-Sat 14:00-24:00 (kitchen closes at 22:00); 3391 8289; www.reinwalds. dk; five-course menu with wine 850kr, other dishes 75215kr Serving lunch and dinner, a director’s-script length of choices confronts you at. It’s a who’s who of classic French and French-inspired Danish dishes as well as a monthly set menu. Any chef would be proud of this. SC
are red and others yellow. I get to know the different varieties, and I get to serve “Ingrid Marie” apple juice to my friends. And instead of buying them from Irma you could visit a farm nearby and pick your own (find out more at www. plukselvfrugt.dk/aebler). Once you’ve made juice you can advance a stage and use it as a base for smoothies. My favorite is one with banana, fresh apple juice and frozen raspberries. Or skip the banana if the apples are sweet. You can also make apple cake, of course. This recipe is full of butter and sugar, and my grandmother who’s almost 90 said it was the best apple cake she’d ever tried. $ $ $
Cap Horn Nyhavn 21, Cph K; open Mon-Fri 10:00-00:00, Sat-Sun 09:00-00:00; 3312 8504; starters from 99kr, main courses from 139kr, desserts from 39kr; see www.caphorn.dk for special events Nyhavn, the old harbour, is an idyllic area of magic and hygge what the Danes like to say when referring to anything that is cosy, charming, or delightful: all qualities Cap Horn has in abundance. Its simple menu boasts a fine selection of organic, homemade Danish fare, with a touch of seasonal influence. There were too highlights: the veal, pumpkin, mushrooms and potatoes with amazing truffle sauce (a ‘best ever veal experience) and the chocolate cake (‘Oh My God’), whih was possibly the best chocolate cake ever! MM BioMio Halmtorvet 19, 1700 Cph V; open daily 12:00-24:00 (later Fri and Sat), kitchen open 12:00-22:00; 3331 2000; starters 75kr, mains 135kr; www. biomio.dk Located in an old warehouse next to trendy Kødbyen, Bio Mio is certainly unusual for conservative Copenhagen. It’s stylish without being pretentious, fast enough that they don’t go crazy waiting for food, and loud enough that they can make a racket without anyone raising an eyebrow. JH SushiTreat Fox Jarmers Plads 3, Cph V; open Mon-Thu 16:30-22:00, Fri-Sat 16:30-24:00 with Club Treat from 22:00-02:00; 3338 7030 The newly-opened restaurant SushiTreat at the Hotel Fox serves the best California-style sushi in the city, offers an impressive drinks and wine card, and a completely unique atmosphere on Friday and Saturday nights when you can order sushi until 2am while listening to some of the city’s best DJs . MOC
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For the cake: 200 grams of sugar 200 grams of room-tempered butter 4 eggs 110 grams flour 1.5 tablespoon of baking powder And for the topping: 3 apples cinnamon sugar chopped almonds Here’s how to do it. It’s very, very simple, especially with a kitchen aid. Turn on the oven to 180 degrees. Whisk eggs and sugar until it’s white and a little fluffy. Add the eggs and stir until it’s smooth. Add the flour and baking powder, and make it smooth again. Slice the apples and place them in circles like your grandmother would. Add sugar, cinnamon and chopped almonds. Bake it for 35-40 minutes until you think it’s done or decide it to be. Serve it with all kinds of creams: ice, whipped or fresh. If you think it’s a success you can try it with pears. They’ll make it sweeter, so skip the cinnamon and use less sugar. And use pecans instead of almonds. Or use almonds if you don’t have any pecans. One last thing to try is just the apple, freshly picked, sun ripened and much nicer than the ones we get during winter.
Oysters & Grill Sjællandsgade 1B, 2200 Copenhagen N; open Mon-Sat 17:30-24:00, Sun 12:00-21:00; oysters cost 15-35kr each, main courses cost 135-185kr; 7020 6171; www.cofoco.dk Oysters & Grill is not rocket science, yet it give diners in Copenhagen access to fresh and delicious food at reasonable prices with an emphasis on seafood, fish and meats, which are prepared simply and flavourfully. NA Thai Flavours Vesterbrogade 30, Cph V; open Sun-Thu 12:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-23:30; Starters 60kr, mains 100kr; 3331 3170, email@example.com; www.thaiflavours.dk A worthy exponent of the Thai kitchen has opened recently in Vesterbro, just one block from the Planetarium and the lakes. The utterly unpretentious yet stylish Thai Flavours has a hospitable and authentic atmosphere and walls that let you breathe. KRG Saga Queen Havnegade 31, Cph K (near Nyhavn); sails twice Thu-Sat at 13:00 (lunch ) & 19:00 (dinner); reservations 4675 6460 & firstname.lastname@example.org; www. sagaqueen.dk The city’s only restaurant cruise ship, the Saga Queen offers a two-hour lunch cruise and a three-hour dinner cruise. Every table has a wonderful window view, and there’s a choice of set menus. Sometimes a meal can feel like an eternity, but here the time passed by quickly and pleasurably as we enjoyed a feast for both our eyes and our very satisfied stomachs. JC Brasserie Degas Trommesalen 5, Cph V; 3322 2826; see www.brasseriedegas.dk for more info If you like macarons, this is the place to get them. The brasserie also serves main courses like fried duck breast with wild mushrooms. TDF
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Saxo Cafe Colbjørnsensgade 11, 1652 Cph V; open 11:00-23:00; 3888 8288, www.saxocafe.dk; Chinese buffet 128kr pp, dim sum dishes from 35kr Saxo’s menu is an eclectic and comforting mix of cultures, incorporating Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese buffets, Dim Sum and Vietnamese menus, and traditional Danish fare. With such a wide choice, it’s a great place to go as a group who can’t agree on a choice of cuisine. On our visit our favourites were the Dum Sums - particularly the steamed pork dumplings that are perfectly fluffy. AK Gold Prag Gothersgade 39, 1123 Cph K; open Tue-Wed 17:00-23:30; Thu-Sat 17:00-24:00; SunMon closed; appetisers from 19Kr, mains from 89kr; 3391 4712, www.goldprag.dk Gold Prag has a distinct Austrian, Hungarian, Czech and Polish heritage and lives in a time of its own. The main courses are substantial, honestly cooked and rich in taste and include Vienna schnitzel with baked new potatoes and coleslaw and chicken breast topped with apricots and cheese. There are also dumplings cooked in the Austrian way and delicious goulash among the many different servings to be had. All in all it is a rough and tumble sort of place that is elegantly primitive with charisma, heartiness and austerely excellent food that perfectly accompanies classic beers and wine. SC Restaurant Dalaman Vodroffsvej 15, Frederiksberg C; Open daily 16:0024:00; 3322 1231 www.dalaman.dk; three-course menus 119kr, 139kr & 159kr pp Turkish restaurant Dalaman puts an emphasis on good food and customer satisfaction. It’s a haven for meat lovers and is popular among its clientele for the meaty mixed grill. AJ
Pubs The Irish Rover Strøget 46, 1161 Cph K; Open daily 10:00-late; www. irishrover.dk You won’t find a more childfriendly pub in the whole city. From the fish and chip expat family nights at 17:00 on the last Friday of every month, to enjoying the Sunday roast (lamb, all the trimmings, just 99kr, kids portion for 58kr), they are always welcome. There’s live music Thursday-Sunday (22:00-late), the kitchen is open from 10:00 until late every day serving a burger meal with pint for just 120kr - the pub caters to all sports fans, there’s a pool table in their back room where you can smoke, upstairs there’s a new lounge area - the perfect place to relax with a view over Strøget. BH Brew Pub Vestergade 29, 1456 Cph K; restaurant open MonSat 12:00-22:00, pub open Mon-Thu 12:00-24:00, FriSat 12:00-02:00, Sun closed; 3332 0060; www.brewpub.dk; three-course lunch menu 155kr The menu is full of hearty, homely, yet inventive dishes featuring inspired use of the same wonderful ingredients that go into the brewing process. Each dish can be easily matched by one of Brew Pub’s own concoctions from the casks across the courtyard. AK Kennedy’s Irish Bar Gammel Kongevej 23, 1610 Cph V; Open Mon-Sun 12:0002:00 It’s not an Irish pub. Instead it’s a pub owned by Irishmen, and there’s a big difference. It’s an authentic taste of what the Emerald Isle was like in the 1980s in a pub totally devoid of concepts, themes, and DIY Irish pub kits. Drop by at 17:00 on Fridays for the traditional Irish music sessions which are rapidly gaining in popularity. BH
Southern Cross Løngangstræde 37, Cph K; open Sun-Thu 15:00-03:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-05:00; 3311 0939 This Aussie boozer is a mecca for expats and Danes, old and young, that has a lively darts board, a fortnightly quiz, a good sports-viewing atmosphere, and a happy hour that lasts to 8pm during which you can beers for just 30kr. JHW The Dubliner Amagertorv 5, Strøget, 1160 Cph K; Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-late This pub is never quiet. It’s the perfect place for sports fans to mingle, or for live music which it provides every day. It also serves food all day from 10am to 10pm, and diners can find peace from the music and sport on a table overlooking the walking street, or on the first floor balcony overlooking Amagertorv. BH The Globe Nørregade 43-45, 1165 Cph K; Opening hours vary, until 03:00 Fri-Sat Friendly service and good value food make this the perfect city pub, and it’s difficult to know where to enjoy your pint given the number of options. If it’s company you want, you might try the main bar, a private function the second bar; seating-wise pull up a high chair, relax on cushioned benches or lord it as a bishop for the evening; or go genteel in the library - a great place to cheat in the fortnightly quiz, the longest running in the city. BH The Old English Pub Vesterbrogade 2B, 1620 Cph V; Open Sun-Thu 11:30-02:30, Fri-Sat 11:30-04:30; 3332 1921; www.oldenglishpub.dk This Victorian style English pub has all the class and authenticity of a Cotswolds country pub not a Costa del Sol flea trap. Facing Tivoli’s arches and just a stone’s throw from Strøget, it’s the ideal pit-stop on a tour of the city centre LB
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delicately flavoured vanilla ice-cream. Delicious! The final dish was black liquorish ice cream with compressed plums. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of liquorish, so this wouldn’t have been something I’d have chosen myself, but for a fan of liquorish, this was doubtless a perfect example of the sweet. And like all the other things we were given that evening, it was presented beautifully and creatively. I would thoroughly recommend one of these set menus. You are pro-
Be satisfied by the charme of delicacy… Macaroons and French pastry, in a modern environment. Brasserie Degas re-open its doors in a new location, proposing again to all its customers, the famous club sandwich and Foie Gras salat.
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I ENTERED the hotel with a completely open mind. I didn’t know anyone who had eaten at the hotel, and (rather shamefully) hadn’t even read the August hotel review we ran in our own paper! For others in the dark, it is Scandinavia’s largest hotel. It has a whopping 23 floors, and 812 ‘designer’ bedrooms. Despite the high number of guests they can accommodate, they pride themselves on being able to offer a “quality experience with a sense for the individual guests’ needs”. So, could they oblige my personal culinary preferences? The interior of the restaurant is very modern and certainly fulfils the hotel’s aspirations by marketing itself as a design hotel. The chairs were, of course, by the Danish designer Hans Wegner: the so-called ‘Y-chairs’ - this time with a modern twist - painted lime green. The guests have the choice of sitting in an open area, able to enjoy the feeling of eating with other diners, or they can choose one of the more private tables, set in semi-circular booths. Out in a group to celebrate a birthday or on an intimate date with your loved one? In terms of seating, the hotel really does cater for individual tastes. So, what about the food? We were given one of the set menus, which included a glass of wine especially selected to complement each course. You can choose how many courses you would like, ranging from three courses (395kr/690kr with wine) up to seven courses (795kr/1,490kr with wine). We started with scallops, which were absolutely delicious. Surely that course couldn’t be beaten, we thought. How wrong we were! Next up was lobster, which was excellent, followed by North-sea cod with artichokes, fresh hazelnuts and tarragon, which was simply exquisite. The cod tasted so fresh, and the flavours surrounding it were perfect. This was, quite honestly, one of the best fish dishes I have tasted in my life. The main course was venison, served with cherries. The meat was cooked to perfection and mixed wonderfully with the sweetness of the cherries. “This is high quality meat,” my husband commented. Praise indeed from someone who grew up on a farm in Jutland and who still hunts as a hobby! Next up were the desserts. First were conference pears served with marzipan, pear juice and oh-so
vided with such a wide range of tastes and flavours: an experience not to be missed. If it’s a special occasion and if your budget stretches that far, I would also recommend selecting the set wine menu. You have decided to pay the price for such fantastic food, and it’s at its best when accompanied by the wine it deserves. Rather coincidentally, we were eating just next to the pop group Aqua! I even embarrassed my husband by going up to them and telling them I worked for The Copenhagen Post.
They were extremely friendly and chatty, and Lene (the Barbie girl) said that she imagined it would be difficult to learn Danish here, as all Danes want to practice their English. Hey, has she been reading my last community column?! But, even though I’m overly impressed by famous people and a very famous Danish super-group was there, the real star of the evening was still the food. This hotel certainly serves food worthy of its designer status. . VICTORIA STEFFENSEN
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7 - 13 October 2011 REAL ESTATE AUTUMN IN WONDERFUL Copenhagen - In the heart of old Copenhagen, Latin Quarter, is a top floor bedroom of 24m2 excl. kitchenette for rent from October. Private entrance and guest toilet, but shared bathroom with the landlord. 450 dkr per night for a weekend, 1200 dkr for one week and 4,500 dkr a month. Cats in the house! Lonescocozza@hotmail.com HOUSE FOR RENT - Three-bed villa (110 m2 + basement) in Hellerup for rent. DKK 15.000,- per month + heating/electricity/water. Three months rent in deposit. For rent from 01.12.11 Please contact 00353 87 2132131 or email@example.com FOR SALE - 4 ROOMS APARTMENT in Copenhagen - Beautiful flat for sale, in a calm area, close to schools, shops, public transports, parks, in Brønshøj. Newly renovated, with kitchen, bathroom, big living room, 2 bedrooms. More details: www. lokalbolig.dk sagsnr 2304-17 or call 0045-38809810 or email fab_cph@ yahoo.com UNIQUE APARTMENT FOR RENT - Furnished, 104 sqm, 4-rooms, 2-bedroom, central Copenhagen. Close to shopping, restaurants, theatres and transportation (metro, train, buses). Please contact +45 61301662. http://copenhagen.u.cc
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No aliens involved, but more painful than an anal probing KASPER R GULDBERG
Dir: John Singleton; US action, 2011, 106 mins; Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Michael Nyquist, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver
Premiered October 6 Playing nationwide
BDUCTION is a fast and furious ride in which violent things will happen whether the plot has prepared for them or not. Realism and filmic integrity are sacrificed for the obligatory and predictable Hollywood-isms and, frankly, with the tiniest bit of critical sense you might want to pass on it. It’s the kind of sexually-propelled teenage flick in which, from time to time, we’re treated to a fetishistically zoomed-in eyeful of the airbrushed maverick flexing his jaw muscles (the character of Nathan is played by Lautner, ‘the other’ Twilight hunk). The kind of film in which, when the hero is most lethally hunted and hasn’t had a meal since his house blew up, he finds a supercharged BMW and a badass leather jacket, lest we forget what kind of guy they are messing with. I suppose the director knows the importance of hooking his audience good and early. For around 20 minutes at the beginning of the film, Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice) does his damnedst to bond with the audience over the joys of being 17, pampered, and reckless. When Nathan, after a wild party, returns hungover to his folks (Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello) he is immediately grounded.
“Quick, we need to show the director the new ‘pouting’ look I’ve mastered” Much as he longs to get out of the house, he doesn’t expect his curfew to be broken by two assassins and a bomb hidden in the oven. Nathan has long doubted the stability and reliability of his life. He feels decidedly ‘different’ from his parents and, as he tells his shrink (Weaver), is troubled by recurrent nightmares. A dramatic flashback suggests that his mind is grappling with a violent home-invasion many years before. “Has somebody died?”we wonder. “But who cares?” Then one day, while working on a sociology project with Karen (Collins, 90210), the cute girl from across
the street, Nathan discovers his baby picture on a missing children’s website. One ill-advised phone call later and he finds himself in a sinister web of corruption and hitmen. Not one but two shady parties, involving a Russian terrorist (played unremarkably by Nyquist - Mikael Blomkvist in the Millennium trilogy) and a corrupt CIA agent (Molina), want to lay hands on Nathan in order to wrest a coded list of names from his biological father. The film proper is one big chase with stunts and action galore, though Nathan and Karen aren’t too freaked out to call it “One hell of a first date”.
Nathan seems to heed the pithy advice he barely has time to receive while dodging thugs left and right: “There’ll be time for you to deal emotionally with all this, but right now you’ve got to get your shit together.” It’s the kind of film you have to be in the mood for. You have to decide, like Singleton, that the monotony of a successful escape down the highway is greatly improved by adding, to Lenny Kravitz’s singing, the noise of a hundred Formula One cars - for instance. Abduction is a powerful reminder of the genre’s virtually inexhaustible appeal. Several fixtures of recent years
seem to have informed it, not least The Bourne Identity, and Abduction has its moments, not least a rather effective train sequence that reminds us of the genre we all loved before it became joined at the hip with cuttingedge gadgetry. So who is it for? The formula of having a grim subtext frequently eclipsed by scenes of animal magnetism may be suitable for couples out on a date. I’m not knocking lowbrow entertainment here. But we need to call a spade a spade and agree what kinds of water run deep. Abduction is frenzied and flashy and, not surprisingly, pretty shallow.
More Blackadder than Bean, but still mediocre fare
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Johnny English Reborn (15) Dir: Oliver Parker; UK com, 2011, 101 mins; Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Kaluuya
Premiered September 29 Playing nationwide ‘the Misfortunates’ – Film of the Month – 6-18 October. Belgian Submission for the Oscars is “a bawdy, heartfelt glimpse into a proudly dysfunctional family.” – Film Journal International. We present some 50 films with English dialogue or subtitles every month. See what’s on at dfi.dk/english GothersGade 55 / tel 3374 3412 / tue-Fri 9:30-22:00 / sat 12:00-22:00 / sun 12-19:30
OT KNOWING whether to take itself seriously or be goofball Bean funny, Johnny English Reborn hovers in the dreaded middle ground of comic purgatory … Mr Bean, whoops I mean Rowan Atkinson, is back on
the big screen bringing unsuper spy Johnny English back with him in a new comedy from Oliver Parker. The latest in a long, long line of Bond parodies, Johnny English Reborn sees Johnny English in a Tibet monastery trying to forget his embarrassing debacle in Mozambique. His superiors in MI7 including Anderson in the Judy Dench role, have all but forgotten about him until a job comes up that only he can do, so he is reluctantly summoned back to the ministry. He is assisted by current Agent One (West), Agent Tucker (Kaluuya), a young man with ambitions to become a serious agent, and Kate (Pike), the behaviour special-
ist and English’s potential love interest. Johnny uses this help to bumble, stumble, face contort and take kicks to the family jewels as he winds his way from scene to scene until the big finish. The film is at its best when it uses Atkinson’s (and by extension English’s) age. The comedic theme of getting wiser as one gets older allows our hero to occasionally downplay some scenes to terrific effect. However, these scenes are few and far between as Parker and Atkinson use every comedy trick in Atkinson’s diverse arsenal in this film - rubber-faced Beanisms, gross stupidity, slapstick, word plays, farce and diverse physical oddities. So in other
words, they try to find something for everyone and in the process kind of lose their way. The rest of the casting is actually pretty sharp with Pike (an actual former Bond girl) and newcomer Kaluuya rising to the top despite the poor direction of Parker who has shown that he really should avoid comedies and stick to his serious period pieces (Othello, The Importance of Being Earnest). Bottom line: It has some LOL moments and fans of Atkinson will still probably love this movie, though there is less Bean and more Blackadder this time around. You could do worse. KEVIN EVANCIO
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Book Your Tickets Drive (15) Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn; 2011; 95 mins; Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan Make sure you’re in your seats early for this one or else you’ll miss one of the most brilliant opening scenes in a movie ... ever. Drive centres on Driver (Gosling), an auto mechanic by day, and a part-time Hollywood stuntman who can do nearly anything behind the wheel. After a chance meeting with his neighbor Irene (Mulligan), sparks begin to fly. However when Irene’s husband returns from jail, Driver finds himself in a precarious situation. Refn manages to build extraordinary tension before igniting brief outbursts of violence, and the action isn’t chopped up to fool us into thinking it’s more exciting than it is. KE
One Day (7) Dir: Lone Scherfig; UK/US drama, 2011,107 min; Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson Each one of us could probably point to an event in the past of which the consequences have literally dictated who and where we are today. ‘One Day’ is a meditation on this theme with a bit more in the mix. Despite being an engaging portrayal of 20 years of contemporary British experience, ‘One Day’ is also a saturated love story about the lives of two friends – Emma (Hathaway) and Dexter (Sturgess). The film revisits the two friends’ vastly different lives at
more or less significant junctures, on every St Swithin’s Day. The nicely interwoven themes, the sure-footed cinematography, and the generally believable acting have the film living up to its own ambitious intentions, delivering an emotional punch in the gut. KG
be a subdivision of the ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Audiences.” James might be reasonably funny on television, but here he again shows that he is not up to the role of romantic lead. VS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II (11)
Dir: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa; 2011; 118 mins; Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling Carell re-enacts his 40-Year-Old Virgin character in this fluffy, finely manicured romcom. He and Gosling make an appealing buddy couple, with Gosling alluring as a lithe and ruthless tomcat. Pleasure can be had watching this; however the slapstick finale feels hopelessly banal. AS
Dir: David Yates; 2011, 130 mins; Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint The Harry Potter finale ended an era last July. Cinematic magic follows our heroic threesome, and with a litany of impossible foes and an action-packed battle sequence finale, it’s one of the better HP films. SS
Avoid like the Plague Cowboys and Aliens (11) Dir: Jon Favreau; 2011, 118 mins; Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford Two of the most incompatible genres combine in this film, to make it a series of mind numbing pointless plot strands. You’ll likely leave the cinema wondering how this piece of filmmaking actually made it to cinemas when it should have been trashed after the first draft. AS
Zookeeper (3) Dir: Frank Coraci; 2011, 102 mins; Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb Take heed of the advice of the Christian Science Monitor which says “there should
Crazy, Stupid, Love (7)
Colombiana (11) Dir: Olivier Megaton; 2011, 107 mins; Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue The film is low on plot, but high on explosions and clichés. You can’t blame the actors for the failings - they are working with a wooden script and a sometimes ludicrous story. Best suited for the 13-year-old adolescent, whose parents have censored their internet access.VS
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (15) Dir: Troy Nixey; US horror, 2011, 99 mins; Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison Involving beastly nocturnal creatures, a concealed gateway to the netherworld, and the archetypal Poe-esque haunted mansion, this is uninspired and aimless. KG
Green Lantern (11)
Horrible Bosses (11)
The Change-Up (15)
Dir: Martin Campbell; US sci-fi action, 2011, 114 mins; Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively Enter the latest incarnation of the Green Lantern franchise, the illegitimate 3D love-child of Top Gun and Flubber, an abomination that has the distinction of being both a remake and the precursor to a plethora of sequels. The film leaves one wishing that instead of 3D, we had been offered just one dimension of content or creativity. AS
Dir: Seth Gordon; 2011; 100 mins; Jason Bateman, Charlie Day Ferociously plot-driven with several hilarious scenes, Horrible Bosses unfolds like dominos tumbling faster and louder. KRG
Dir: David Dobkins; 2011; 112 mins; Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde If you’re looking for formulaic brainrot with belly laughs, you could do worse. Belonging to the ‘The Body Swap’ sub genre this film is predictable. There are a handful of genuinely funny moments here and the leads are naturally amusing, but at two hours it’s just too long. MW
Also Playing Submarine (7) Dir: Richard Ayoade; 2010; 92 mins; Craig Roberts, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins. Set on the Welsh seaside, this gently stirring coming of age film is darkly funny and intriguing. However don’t expect a catchy pace - the film gently saunters along much like a submarine with a little too much fluff in some spots. KE
Bobby Fischer Against the World (11) Dir: Liz Garbus; 2011; 93 min Bobby Fischer, Regina Fischer Bobby Fischer reassuringly reminds us that the price of success is one that most would not wish to pay. This is a poignant and unsettling film, but Garbus provides no revelations for anyone who has followed Fischer’s story. AS
Page One: Inside the New York Times (15) Dir: Andrew Rossi; US doc, 2011, 88 mins Media junkies will doubtless be salivating uncontrollably over the access given to documentarist Andrew Rossi . Filmed over the course of a year at the paper, the documentary reveals the reality of working for one of the world’s most venerable publications, amidst worries over future income. Rossi’s revealingly raw and simplistically presented interviews delve into the paper’s attempts to renegotiate its position, by keeping abreast of new media developments. Clearly aimed at media nerds, the film is an unashamed labour of love revealing Rossi’s admiration and respect for the grand old ‘Grey Lady’. AS
Midnight in Paris (3) Dir: Woody Allen; UK/ France com, 2011, 94 mins; Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams Premiered August 11 Despite the promising trailer, a sinking disappointment accompanies the realisation that this is going to be one of Woody’s daffier works. MW
Friends with Benefits (3) Dir: Will Gluck; 2011; 109 mins; Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins Friends with Benefits is a comedy that tells the story of two friends, Dylan (Timberlake) and Jamie (Kunis), who attempt to add sex to their relationship without the complicated extras love and commitment. The film is fast and funny, but ultimately predictable. Your enjoyment of it may well come down to how much you love or hate Justin Timberlake! VS
Captain America: The First Avenger (15) Dir: Joe Johnston; US action, 2011, 124 mins; Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving Steve Rogers is the small scrawny kid with more ailments than ligaments - the perfect candidate to be turned into a perfect physical specimen. While Johnston doesn’t wow us with anything new this time around, at least he has put together a film worth seeing. KE
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Gothersgade 55, Cph K 3374 3400; www.dfi.dk Billy Elliot (15) 12:30 (Fri) The Misfortunes (15) 19:15 (not Mon) Casablanca (15) 14:15 (Sat) The Dark House (15) 16:15 (Sat) Saviour’s Square (11) 19:00 (Sat) Performance (15) 21:45 (Sat) Purple Rain (15) 14:00 (Sun) All That I Love (15) 16:45 (Sun) Pat Garret and Billy the Kid (15) 19:00 (Sun)
Vesterbrogade 1, Cph K; 7013 1211 currently closed
InOut | THE CPH POST ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE
7 - 13 October 2011
PICK O THE W F EEK
The X Factor (US)
spor t THE W OF EEK
DR HD, Thu 20:20 & Sat 20:00, repeated Sun 11:05
OH, TO BE part of the beloved X Factor worldwide fraternity! Because surely that’s the only feasible explanation as to how DR HD has managed to secure the rights to the brand new US version fronted by Simon Cowell. Let’s just hope they haven’t blown a good chunk of the licence fee on this drivel. Still, you need to know it’s on – if only because you’re aimlessly channelhopping, see a man exposing his plonker to Paul Abdul and wonder if you’ve accidentally tuned into Ramasjang by mistake. Staying with HD, have you noticed how it’s started going all Bohemian Rhapsody on us and called itself ‘Mama’. Check it out on Saturday afternoon and you’ll see it’s got a whole load of new reality shows (aimed at the mamas
while the papas are watching the footy), the pick of which is Work of Art (DR HD, Wed 19:15, repeated Sat 13:00), which is like Project Runway, but with art instead of fashion. Elsewhere, we’re embarrassed to say that we can’t figure out the name of the four-part US 2010 documentary series on the drug trade (SV2, Mon-Thu 18:00), but it looks promising; Dancing with the Stars (BBC Entertainment, Sunday 18:00) is back for an eighth series (beats me why the Beeb show some other country’s version when the original is still going strong in the UK) with celebrities including Lil’ Kim, SteveO, Denise Richards and Belinda Carlisle; there’s another chance to see the 2006 BBC version of Jane
Eyre (BBC Ent, Thu 19:20) starring Toby Stephens; an episode of Horizons (BBC World, Sat 16:30 & Sun 10:30) looks at “how Denmark is converting waste to energy”; Sports World Have Your Say (BBC World, Sat 19:00) is a new Saturday night sports discussion programme that sounds like it should be on the radio; Emmy- DR HD, Thu 20:20 & Sat 20:00 The X Factor (US) winning comedy series Modern Family (SV4, Fri 22:40) is back for a second season; The Unsinkable Titanic (DR K Mon 22:40) has more – what more, yes more! – to tell us about the boat we will never let go of; and the Rugby World Cup has reached the quarter-final stage (TV2 Sport, Sat & Sun 06:45) – see G8 for game details. BEN HAMILTON TV2 Zulu, Tue 21:50 The Emmys
TV2 Sport, Fri 20:55 Euro 2012 qualifier: Montenegro vs England FILM O THE W F EEK
SV4,Sat 21:30 LA Gigolo
17:00-17:50 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 22:40-00:30 Entrapment (US action, 1999) Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta Jones
19:05-20:00 Amazon (BBC doc, 2008) 21:00-22:30 Midsomer Murders 22:30-00:15 Murphy’s Romance (US com, 1985) Sally Field, James Garner
19:05-20:00 The Return of the White Lion (UK nature, 2008) 22:50-23:40 Taggart: Death Without Dishonour (UK crime, 1993)
17:00-17:50 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 20:00-21:00 Nature’s Great Event (BBC doc, 2008) 22:00-23:30 Lewis (UK crime series, 2010) 23:30-00:15 Jamie’s Kitchen Australia
17:00-17:50 Agatha Christie’s Poirot
17:00-17:50 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 22:00-23:20 Damages 23:30-00:30 Who Do You Think You Are: Graham Norton
17:00-17:50 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 22:30-23:20 The Family (UK reality series, 2008) 23:20-00:10 Mistressess
17:50-18:20 The Daily Show 18:20-19:10 The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn (BBC doc, 2007) 20:00-20:50 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (UK drama series)
17:00-17:30 Oz and James Drink to Britain (UK doc, 2009) 23:45-01:10 The Last Supper (US com, 1996) Cameron Diaz
17:40-20:00 Theme night: Egypt (includes English language programmes) 20:30-21:00 Oz and James Drink to Britain (UK doc, 2009) 21:00-21:45 River Cottage Every Day
17:50-18:15 The Daily Show 18:15-19:10 The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn 23:30-00:15 Baby Bible Bashers (UK doc, 2008)
17:50-18:20 The Daily Show 18:15-19:10 The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn
18:15-19:10 The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn 20:30-22:30 Pride and Prejudice (UK drama, 2005) Keira Knightley
18:15-19:10 The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn 20:45-22:30 Waking the Dead (UK crime series, 2011)
17:05-18:00 Friends 23:20-00:50 Commando (US action, 1985) Arnold Schwarzenegger
21:10-23:05 How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days (US com, 2003) Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
17:10-18:00 Undercover Boss (US reality, 2009) 22:40-00:25 Tomb Raider (US action, 2001) Angelina Jolie
17:05-18:00 Friends 20:00-22:30 Euro 2012 qualifier: Denmark vs Portugal
17:05-18:00 Friends 20:35-21:25 Desperate Housewives
17:00-17:50 David Letterman 17:50-18:45 King of Queens 18:45-19:45 Friends 19:45-21:20 Hot Shots! 2 (US com, 1991) Charlie Sheen 21:20-23:10 The Devil Wears Prada (US com, 2006) Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway
17:05-17:55 Gok’s Fashion Fix (UK fashion, 2009) 17:55-18:50 King of Queens 18:50-19:55 Friends 23:00-23:30 Come Fly With Me 23:30-01:10 Stand Up: Martin Lawrence
08:40-21:00 Californication (seasons 2 & 3)
17:00-17:50 David Letterman 17:50-18:45 King of Queens 18:45-19:45 Friends 23:20-23:45 Nitro Circus - the next Jackass 23:45-00:15 Rude Tube
17:00-17:50 David Letterman 17:50-18:45 King of Queens 18:45-19:45 Friends 21:50-23:55 2011 Emmys
17:00-17:50 David Letterman 17:50-18:45 King of Queens 18:45-19:45 Friends 21:15-21:50 Come Fly with Me 23:15-23:45 Rude Tube 23:45-00:30 Reba
17:00-17:50 David Letterman 17:50-18:45 King of Queens 18:45-19:45 Friends 21:50-23:30 Drillbit Taylor (US com, 2008) Owen Wilson 23:30-00:00 Rude Tube
17:00-18:00 NCIS 18:00-19:00 Bones 21:00-23:20 Definitely, Maybe (US com, 2008) Ryan Renolds 23:20-02:00 Van Helsing (US action, 2004) Hugh Jackman
21:00-23:15 The Wedding Planner (US com, 2001) Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey 23:15-01:15 Intolerable Cruelty (US com, 2003) George Clooney, Catherine Zeta Jones
21:00-23:10 Made of Honor (US com, 2008) Patrick Dempsey 23:10-01:20 Dante’s Peak (US action, 1997) Pierce Brosnan
17:00-18:00 NCIS 18:00-19:00 Bones 23:55-00:55 Real Housewives of Miami
17:00-18:00 NCIS 18:00-19:00 Bones 23:50-00:50 Real Housewives of Miami
17:00-18:00 NCIS 18:00-19:00 Bones 23:50-00:50 Real Housewives of Miami
17:00-18:00 NCIS 18:00-19:00 Bones 23:50-00:50 Real Housewives of Miami
17:00-18:00 Simpsons 18:00-19:00 Two and a half Men 19:00-20:00 How I Met Your Mother 20:00-21:00 An Idiot Abroad 21:00-21:30 Outsourced (US com series, 2010) 21:30-02:45 Police Academy 5, 6 and 7 (US com, 1988, 1989 & 1994)
16:55-19:00 Top Gear 3 22:00-00:15 8 Mile (US action, 2002) Eminem
10:30-22:15 How I met Your Mother Marathon (6) 22:15-05:40 NFL Football
17:00-18:00 Simpsons 18:00-19:00 Two and a half Men 19:00-20:00 How I Met Your Mother 21:00-22:00 Outlaw Bikers (Can series, 2008) 22:00-00:20 Spartacus (US drama series, 2004) Goran Visnjic
17:00-18:00 Simpsons 18:00-19:00 Two and a half Men 19:00-19:55 How I Met Your Mother 19:55-21:00 Top Gear 8 21:00-23:20 Codename: Mercury (US action, 1998) Bruce Willis 23:20-01:05 The Accidental Spy (US action, 2001) Jackie Chan
17:00-18:00 Simpsons 18:00-19:00 Two and a half Men 19:00-19:55 How I Met Your Mother 19:55-21:00 Top Gear 8 21:00-23:25 300 (US action, 2006) Gerard Butler 23:25-01:20 Hard Target (US action, 1993) Jean-Claude van Damme
17:00-18:00 Simpsons 18:00-19:00 Two and a half Men 19:00-20:00 How I Met Your Mother 20:00-21:00 NCIS LA 22:00-01:00 Bad Boys 2 (US action, 2003) Martin Lawrence, Will Smith
17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 House 20:00-21:00 Trinny and Susannah’s Makeover Mission - Belgium 21:30-00:10 The Bodyguard (US drama, 1992) Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston
17:10-18:05 Grey’s Anatomy 18:05-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 House 21:00-23:00 The Lake House (US com, 2006) Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock 23:00-00:00 The Closer (US crime series)
17:05-18:05 What’s Eating You (UK doc) 18:05-19:00 Hellcats
17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 House 20:00-21:00 Grey’s Anatomy 21:00-21:55 Private Practice 21:55-22:55 House 22:55-23:20 Cougar Town 23:20-00:15 Grey’s Anatomy
17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 House 22:00-23:00 What’s Eating You (UK doc series) 23:00-00:00 Grey’s Anatomy
17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 House 20:00-21:00 Trinny and Susannah’s Makeover Mission (UK Fashion) 21:30-22:35 My Dad is Pregnant (UK doc) 22:35-23:05 Cougar Town
17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 House 21:55-22:55 Hellcats 22:55-23:50 Grey’s Anatomy 23:50-00:45 Private Practice
17:05-18:00 Numb3rs 18:00-19:00 Human Target 21:30-23:25 Babylon AD (US action, 2008) Vin Diesel 23:25-00:15 Criminal Minds
20:00-21:40 Meet The Robinsons (US com, 2007) 21:40-23:35 Bangkok Dangerous (US thriller, 2008) Nicolas Cage
20:00-21:00 CIS 22:45-23:40 Criminal Minds 23:40-00:35 Special Victims Unit
17:05-18:00 Numb3rs 20:00-22:20 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (US action, 1981) Harrison Ford 23:45-01:35 Criminal Minds
17:05-18:00 Numb3rs 21:00-23:00 CSI 23:45-01:35 Criminal Minds
17:05-18:00 Numb3rs 17:05-18:00 Numb3rs 21:00-22:00 CSI 21:00-21:55 Criminal Minds 21:55-22:55 Special Victims Unit 23:55-01:50 Criminal Minds 22:55-00:50 Criminal Minds