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The CPH Post Entertainment Guide | 14 – 20 December 2012

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WHETHER this is your first Copenhagen Christmas or your 20th, whether you’re spending it with family, your partner or Macaulay Culkin, the city has lots to offer this Christmas! So head into the city where food, music, church services and parties await every type of Christmas reveller!

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Sankt Mattheæus Kirke, Matthæusgade 31, Cph V; 25 Dec, 15:30- 16:30; free entry; www.matthaeuskirken.dk Come and listen to the famed voices of song duo Tove Hyldgård and Tony Landy as they fill Vesterbro’s oldest church with Christmas cheer.

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Editor Ben Hamilton

Assistant Editor Jessica Hanley

Film Editor Linn Lemhag

Regular contributors: Arun Sharma, Mark Walker, Aviaja Bebe, Rikke K Mathiassen, Sofie Gravers Jacobsen, Kasper R Guldberg, Bjarke Smith-Meyer Kevin Evancio, Franziska Bork Petersen, Luke Richardson Elizabeth Dellapenna, Anee Jayaraj, Jaya Rao, Simon Cooper, Alexis Kunsak, Eric B Duckert, Pete Streader, Mihai Bica Guide Listings: Bonnie Fortune (art), Amy Strada (performance) Maria Antonietta Ricci (events and kids) Daniel van der Noon (music), Jessica O’Sullivan (TV) Information may be displayed for free at the editor’s discretion. Unrequested material is not returned. We do not take responsibility for changes and mistakes, but please contact the editor regarding misleading information at ben@cphpost.dk. Additionally, we welcome readers’ comments about any of the material published in InOut CPH. Copyright owned by CPHPOST.DK ApS [www.cphpost.dk]. InOut CPH was founded by Thomas Dalvang Fleurquin

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BEN HAMILTON

I COULDN’T believe my ears a couple of weeks ago. The young crowd in our office were slagging off The Lord of the Rings. It’s apparently boring and nerdish. I’d never really questioned its quality before, and it’s not like I grew up with a Middle-earth duvet set or ever read it, although I did read the more child-friendly The Hobbit (see G18 for our review). But it did make me question why I enjoyed watching the first LOTR film back in 2001. And there was a simple answer: that flaming cartoon! Rather frustratingly, Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 film only covers the first half of the book and it would always end with the continuity announcer giving viewers a 60-second potted version (500 pages worth!) of the rest of the film, which we would never see and which sounded really boring. Nevertheless, everyone wanted to see the film, and kids at school would create urban myths about how the filmmaker was dead or on his deathbed, and how it was

touch-and-go whether he would ever complete. In reality, United Artists (too busy investing in Heaven’s Gate) refused to fund a sequel. Children’s urban myths are the best. I remember how a fellow nine-year-old convinced us all that he’d seen a Star Wars prequel called Splinter of the Mind’s Eye in Germany. It existed, of course, but only as a book sequel to the original film, and it was quickly shelved when George Lucas saw the size of the queues. And until recently, I’d thought that Lucas’s plan to make nine films was another schoolyard porky, but now it appears that Disney will complete the story. Is Star Wars nerdish? Liking it as an adult probably is, but it certainly wasn’t like that with the original films. If anything, it was the other way round: as kids, how could we resist, as Brian De Palma observed after seeing an early screening, the Power of the Farts. Elsewhere this week, we’ve got more Christmas stuff – this time things to do during the holiday (see G2), a fantastic festive pub quiz (cover and G8) and present suggestions for the lovely ladies in your life – and that’s about it. So make like a hobbit and burrow into the warmth that is the Danish Christmas. Something tells me it’s going to be white.

PAMELA JUHL

Things to do at Christmas

Christmas Concert at Sankt Matthæus Kirke

Sankt Ansgars Church, Bredgade 64, Cph K; 24 Dec at 16:00, 24 Dec midnight mass at 23:30, 25 Dec at 10:00; 3313 3762 Sankt Ansgars will be anything but closed during the Christmas holiday, starting with an afternoon mass for those families with children too young to attend their Christmas Eve midnight mass, and for those really getting into the Holy Spirit, there’s Christmas Day mass the next morning.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Nimb Brasserie

Jonno, the landlord of The Irish Rover, tucks into his pub’s Christmas dinner - a perfect treat for kids

Nimb Brasserie, Bernstoffsgade 5, Cph V; 24 Dec from 17:30; dinner 595kr per person, wine menu 395kr; www.shot.nimb.dk; 8870 0000 What better Copenhagen location to spend Christmas than the beautiful Tivoli Gardens at one of the finest hotels in the city? One of Nimb’s six restaurants is hosting a special Christmas Eve dinner, with Nordic classics like smoked salmon, duck and kale. Reservations are necessary and can be made through Nimb’s homepage.

Sweethearts Christmas Gala at Amager Bio

Øresundsvej 6, Cph S; 26 Dec, 20:00; tickets 275kr; www.amagerbio.dk , 3286 0200 After so much julehygge, it’s time to let your hair down with a double concert and dance banquet! Danish rap artists Østkyst Hustlers and the band Sweethearts will be rocking out on stage, while you can rock out with their loyal fans, some of whom have been coming to the banquet for the past 22 years!

Performance Crazy Christmas Cabaret presents Hitchcock-Up!

Glassalen in Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; ends Jan 12, performances Mon-Sat 19:30, Sat 15:00; tickets 100-370kr, www.teaterbilleter.dk; www. londontoast.dk This year, to celebrate 30 years of the CCC, the master of suspense is being reinvented by the mistress of suspenders. “I write the show about issues that are relevant to the public,” writer, director and leading lady Vivienne McKee told InOut. “And Hitchcock is as influential today as he was when he was alive. Just look at The Killing and Borgen.” The plot sees ‘Vivienne’ decide she’s had enough of the CCC and decide to adapt a longlost Hitchcock script. Her actors vow to dispense of her quickly. LL

Custom House Christmas Dinner

Custom House, Havnegade 44, Cph K; 24 Dec, seating from 17:00-19:00; reservation@customhouse.dk, 3331 0130 One of Copenhagen’s trendiest harbour-side restaurants invites you to enjoy their traditional Christmas meal with a modern twist, both at their Italian-themed kitchen Bacino and the Scandinavian/European eatery Bar & Grill. Reservations are recommended.

Christmas Dinner at the Irish Rover

Irish Rover, Vimmelskaftet 46, Cph K; 24 Dec from 11:00 until late, 25 Dec from 12:00 until late, 26 Dec from 11:00 until late; 3333 7393 If you’ve managed to tire of the Danish cuisine come Christmas (which goes along the lines of pork, pork and more pork), you can enjoy a traditional three-course Irish Christmas feast – sans swine – at the Irish Rover on Strøget of winter vegetable soup, roast stuffed turkey breast with potatoes and vegetables, and hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream. The pub is open throughout the holiday season, including both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The Nutcracker

Koncertsalen i Tivoli; ends Dec 22, performance times vary, Sat & Sun matinees at 14:00, no Mon performances; tickets 325-495kr, concessions for under-8s, www.tivoli.dk; 120 mins with intermission Set during Copenhagen in the 1870s, we are transported to a party attended by HC Andersen and ballet master August Bournonville, from where the central character is transported, not to the Land of Sweets, but Tivoli. The context works well, but sadly the choreography is nothing special, and the dancing far from flawless. And the greatest disappointment is that Tchaikovsky’s fantastic music is played from speakers, instead of by an orchestra. Still, the kids loved it and the scenography and costumes by Queen Margrethe are beautiful, fun and shows a great love for detail. FBP

Celebrate with the ICC

Sankt Andreas Church, Gothersgade 148, Cph K; Dec 24, 15:00, Dec 25, 10:30; www.internationalchurch.dk The International Church of Copenhagen will be hosting a Christmas Eve candlelit eucharist, as well as a Christmas eucharist on Christmas Day.

Malmø shopping

Emporia, Hyllie Boulevard 19, Malmø; 24 Dec 10:00-16:00, 25 Dec closed, 26 Dec 10:00-21:00; www.emporia.se The newly-opened Emporia shopping centre in Malmø boasts 93,000 square metres and over 200 stores, making it Scandinavia’s largest shopping centre. It’s barely a 30-minute train journey from central Copenhagen, and whether you’re hunting for those last-minute Christmas gifts or looking to treat yourself to some retail therapy, Emporia has everything from the familiar H&M and Illums Bolighus to more exotic brand names like Club Monaco, Lexington and Spirit Stores.

Tornerose (Sleeping Beauty)

Gamle Scene, Operaen Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; ends Sun, Performances Fri 19:30, Sat & Sun 13:00 & 17:00; Tickets 75-595kr; 140 mins including intermissions; www.kglteater.dk The immortal tale of The Sleeping Beauty comes to life on Operaen’s stage, set to a ballet score by Tchaikovsky and and choreography by Christopher Weeldon. After a fateful spindle prick sends her into a centurylong slumber, the protagonist princess finally awakes after rescue from her prince, just in time for wedding bells to ring. Good and evil, humour and drama all combine in this fairy tale adventure for audiences of all ages. JH

LINN LEMHAG

Semiramide (Semiramis)

Operaen, Main Stage, 10 Ekvipagemestervej, Cph K; ends Jan 16; performances at 19:00 on Jan 1, Jan 10, Jan 13 (15:00), Jan 16; tickets 125895kr, billet@kglteater.dk, 3369 6969; duration 240 mins, two intermissions; sung in Italian with Danish supertitles; www.kglteater.dk The swansong of his career in Italy, Semiramide is Gioachino Rossini’s operatic adaptation of a famous 1748 Voltaire tragedy, which in turn is based on the historical life of a 9th century Assyrian queen. It stars globally-acclaimed singer Henriette Bonde-Hansen in the charismatic, complex title role and also features the English bel canto tenor Barry Banks, known from the Met in NYC. KRG


Den fiffige lille ræv

Opera house, Store Scene, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; starts Sat, ends Feb 3, performances 19:00 on Sat, Tue & Thu, with further performances on Dec 22, Dec 27, Dec 29, Jan 5, Jan 8, Jan 12, Jan 14, Jan 17, Jan 25, Jan 27, Feb 3; tickets 75-495kr; 90 mins, no intermission; sung in Danish; www.kglteater.dk LEOŠ JANÁČEK’S charming light opera Den fiffige lille ræv (The Cunning Little Vixen) opens at the Royal Danish Opera on December 15 for 14 fabulous shows all the way to February 3. Staged by renowned international director Francisco Negrin, this production promises to be an imaginative and lively interpretation. Expect an impressive towering set, colourful projections, and a stage alive with a myriad of imaginatively costumed creatures and larger-than-life creepycrawlies. Even though Janáček is known and loved by opera-goers, it is probably fair to say that his time has not come yet. With contemporaries such as Puccini, Strauss, Mahler and Debussy, it is easy to overlook Janáček’s own masterpieces such as Sinfonietta and Glagolitic Mass. However, there is no denying that his operas are becoming increasingly popu-

Exhibitions Morten Stræde, Håkan Bengtsson & Martin Thelander

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lar on the world stage. Stylistically, his music has central European folk music overtones combined with tantalising dashes of modernism. Completed when the composer was at the ripe old age of 70, Den fiffige lille ræv contains some of his most experimental operatic concepts such as mime and ballet. Historically, this opera has a soft spot in the hearts of Danish opera lovers − dating back to a 1963 TV performance featuring the legendary Ellen Winther and Villy Hartmann. Originally inspired by a 1920s newspaper cartoon strip, Den fiffige lille ræv is often described as a comic opera. Interpretations of the piece have ranged from light-hearted children’s entertainment to fullblown tragedy, but ultimately the piece stands in stark contrast to some of Janacek’s more uncompromising works. Here, we have the story of a playful and overcurious little fox cub, captured in the forest by a gamekeeper, who decides to takes it home as a pet. After some time, the fox escapes back into the forest, leaving a trail of bloodshed and chaos behind her. Without giving too much away, the opera follows the lives and loves of both the fox and the forester, ending poignantly on the ever-recurring themes of life and death. There is symbolism aplenty in this meeting of the dual forces of human nature and nature itself. But the opera works on more than

one level. The simplicity and approachability of the piece make it ideal family fare. Indeed, the Opera is presenting it as “an imaginative and magnificent family show, recommended for children from the age of six”. The set design has been created by no less a designer than the acclaimed Es Devlin. The British creative genius has worked on sets together with stars such as Lady Gaga, Take That, Kanye West and the Pet Shop Boys. More recently, the spectacular closing ceremony at the London 2012 Olympics gave a taste of how Devlin loves to make full use of an arena or stage: in this case, a towering design that manages to combine the modernist aspects of Janacek’s music with the more fluid themes of wildlife. Sneak previews indicate that another highlight of the performance will definitely be the intricate origamiinspired costumes by the much sought-after designer Carole Bailey. The performances on 5, 12 and 27 January and 3 February will be aptly preceded by an origami workshop in which guests can attempt to master the skills of the classic Japanese art of paperfolding by shaping sheets of paper into the cunning vixen and other animals from the opera. On 5 and 12 January and 3 February, there will be a 90-minute workshop behind the scenes to witness the costumes at close hand and participate in a bit of amateur theatrics. These pre-operatic titbits always

No Light Without Darkness

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Gallery B15, Islands Brygge 15, Cph S; starts Dec 14, ends Jan 1; open Wed-Fri 13:00-18:00; www.galleryb15.dk Klaas Van Der Linden presents new work in this solo exhibition. Van Der Linden is a painter who works with contemporary, gritty imagery. BF

Entropy Gallery Lars Olsen, Uplandsgade 56, Cph S; starts Dec 14, ends Jan 9; open ThuSat 13:00-18:00; www.gallerilarsolsen.com This group show explores the minimalist inspired-work of the three included artists. Morten Stræde, Håkan Bengtsson and Martin Thelander all work with simple shapes and forms in sculpture and painting. BF

Christmas Exhibition

Politikens Galleri, Rådhuspladsen 37, Cph V; ends Dec 27; open Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00; www.plus.politiken.dk/galleri Danish artists Peter Carlsen and Claus Carstensen are the featured artists in the Politiken Galleri Christmas exhibition. BF

Extract 2012

Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Gammel Strand 48, Cph K; ends Jan 13; open Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00, Wed-Thu 11:0020:00; www.glstrand.dk This annual exhibition includes Selma Alacam, Kai Mailänder, Claire Moore and Zoe Williams. BF

Marianne Friis Gallery, Prags Boulevard 49, Back Yard, Cph S; ends Dec 22; open Wed-Fri 11:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-16:00; www.mariannefriisgallery.com Robin Monies shows new work for her first solo exhibition in Denmark. The artist works with photography, collage and painting. BF

Phantom

LEL presents, Prags Boulevard 66, Cph S, ends Dec 16; open Fri 16:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-16:00; www.lelpresents.dk Artist Linda Cordius presents work in this solo exhibition. Cordius works with photography to create abstract images. BF

Prospero

Martin Asbæk Gallery, Bredgade 23, Cph K; ends Dec 29; open Tue-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-16:00; www.martinasbaek.com Johnathan Callen, a sculptor, uses books in his artwork. Books become both large forms that take over an exhibition space and small paintings that remain on the wall. He shows new work in this solo exhibition. BF

This colour scheme is typical of the opera’s rich production − expect to be dazzled and perhaps a little frazzled

prove popular, so don’t forget to make free reservations when you are booking your tickets. That the piece also had a deep personal meaning for the composer is reflected by the fact

Anri Sala

Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Bredgade 75, Cph K; ends Jan 19; open Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-16:00; www.christofferegelund.dk This annual group exhibition celebrates the Christmas season with a wide range of contemporary art. The US-based artist Kevin Cyr is a notable addition to this year’s roster. BF

Louisiana, Gl Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; ends Feb 3; open Tue-Fri 11:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00; adult tickets: 95kr, concessions: 85kr, under-18s: free adm; www.louisiana.dk The film and music compositions of Albanian artist Anri Sala comment on politics and personal relationships. BF

Ge-Stell

Clausens Kunsthandel, Toldbodgade 9, Cph K; ends Dec 22; open Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00; www.clausenskunsthandel.dk Bendt Ulrich Sørensen works with sculpture and printmaking. BF

Dronning Louises Bro, Cph N;ends Sep; open Mon-Sun 07:00-22:00; www.copenhagen. dk Væggen (The Wall) shows archival pictures from Copenhagen’s history. BF

Reflektionsrum

Astrid Svangren

LARMgalleri, Esplanaden 8D, Cph K; ends Dec 15; open WedFri 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-15:00; www.larmgalleri.dk This group exhibition includes local artists Christian Lemmerz, Oana Farcas, Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen and Asbjørn Skou. BF

I Am the River

Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj Plads 10, Cph K; ends Jan 27; open Tue-Sun 12:00-17:00; www.nikolajkunsthal.dk Eva Koch presents a large-scale installation of an Icelandic waterfall built to scale. BF

Væggen

Christian Andersen, Høkerboderne 17-19, Cph V; ends Dec 22; open Tue-Fri, Sat 12:00-16:00; www.christianandersen.net Astrid Svangren’s favours a minimalist colour palette, with occasional saturated colour. BF

The Critic

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Ny Carlsberg Vej 68, Cph V; ends Jan 20; open Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-15:00; www.nicolaiwallner.com Elmgreen & Dragset work with issues of gay identity, performance, and the influence of economics and culture in public art. BF

that Janacek specifically requested that the final scene of the piece be played at his funeral. It is hard not to be touched personally by the story, music and performance of Den fiffige lille ræv, contemplat-

The Eye is the Planet

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Hürtig/Kany Gallery, St Kongensgade 76, Cph K; ends Jan 5; open WedFri 14:00-18:00, Sat 11:0016:00; www.hurtigkany.com Emerging artist Johanne Skovbo Lasgaard presents sculpture and painting in this solo exhibition. Lasgaard is interested in volume, space, and exploring the tactile properties of her materials. BF

Gitte Mørk

Galleri Oxholm, Ravnsborggade 5, Cph N; ends Dec 31; open Wed-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-16:00, Sun 13:00-17:00; www.gallerioxholm.dk This solo exhibition features new work by abstract painter Gitte Mørk. Mørk works with colour, form and pattern in her paintings. BF

Little Shop of Horror

Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Gammel Strand 48, Cph K; ends Jan 13; open Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00, Wed-Thu 11:0020:00; www.glstrand.dk Camilla Berner will present new work in the Salon at GL Strand. Berner works with sculpture and the environment in her multidisciplinary art practice. BF

Richard Deacon

Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Gothersgade 49, Cph K; ends Jan 12; open Tue-Fri 10:0018:00, Sat 11:00-15:00; www. susanneottesen.dk British sculptor Richard Deacon has recently returned from a residency in Singapore where he created pieces combining print media and sculptural forms. BF

ing as it does the often harsh, yet ultimately natural and inevitable realities of life, love and death. PETE STREADER

Dopeness: Portraits of Urban Culture NEW

Gotham Gallery, Ravnsborg Tværgade 3B, Cph N; startedDec 8, ends Jan 9; open by appointment only; www. gothamgallery.com American-born, Copenhagenbased artist Brandon Lewis, who is better known by his graffiti name ‘Juse One’, presents new paintings from Denmark’s hip-hop scene. Lewis paints graffiti-inspired portraits of local musicians and artists in his ongoing series. Lewis owns and runs the gallery. BF

Young Danish Photography and Video Art 11-12

Fotografisk Center, Tap E, Carlsberg, Pasteursvej 14, Cph V; ends Dec 16; open Tue-Fri 11:00-17:00, Wed 11:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-16:00; www.photography.dk This group exhibition showcases emerging local artists in the fields of photography and video art. BF

Sense of Furniture

Denmark’s Design Museum, Bredgade 68, Cph K; ends Dec 30; open Tue 10:00-17:00; tickets: 75kr, under-18s free adm; www.designmusuem.dk This exhibition celebrates the centenary of the birth of Danish furniture designer Finn Juhl. BF

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Overgaden, Neden Vandet 17, Cph K; ends Jan 20; open Tue-Sun 13:00-17:00, Thu 13:0020:00; www.overgaden.org Suzanna Asp, Maija Luutonen, Sini Pelkki and Pilvi Takala present new work based on the relationship between private and public. BF

Danh Vo: We the People

Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; ends June; open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-20:00; tickets: 95kr, concessions 65kr, under-18s: free adm; www.smk.dk Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vo has made a 45-metre copy of the Statue of Liberty. BF

Recollections (of Willumsen)

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Flæsketorvet 85A, Cph, V; ends Dec 20; open Tue-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-16:00; www. bjerggaard. com This exhibition features artists creating new pieces in response to the works of Danish artist, Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1863-1958). BF

Modernisme and Guldalder

Nivaagaards, Malerisamling, Gl Strandvej 2, Nivå; ends Jan 1; open Tue-Fri 12:00-16:00, Wed 12:00-20:00, Sat & Sun 11:0017:00; entry 70kr, concessions 50kr, under-18s free adm; www. nivaagaard.dk Johannes Hage Nivaagaard and Knud W Jensen Louisana both started their own museums and built an impressive collection of Danish and foreign art. LD

Album Covers: Vinyl Revival

Denmark’s Design Museum, Bredgade 68, Cph K; ends March 13; open Tue-Sun 11:0017:00, Wed until 21:00; tickets: 75kr, under-18s free adm; www. designmusuem.dk With over 400 LP covers, this exhibition explores the stylish visual culture of classic album covers. BF

India Art: Now

Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, Skovvej 100, Ishøj; ends Jan 13; open Tue-Sun 10:0017:00, Wed 10:00-21:00; Tickets: 95kr, concessions 75kr, under18s free adm; www.arken.dk A new survey exhibition exploring contemporary art in India. BF

Bryan Dooley & Thomas Yeomans

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Peter Lav Gallery, Esplanaden 8D, Cph K; ends Dec 15; open Wed-Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:0015:00; www.plgallery.dk Bryan Dooley works with conceptual photography and installation, while fellow conceptual artist Thomas Yeomans works with the intersection of popular culture, digital media and painting. BF

Per Bak Jensen & Per Inge Bjørlo

Galleri Bo Bjerggard, Flæsketorvet 85, Cph V; ends Jan 28; open Tue-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-16:00; www.bjerggard.com Per Bak Jensen, an accomplished photographer, works with themes of nature and culture. BF

Self-Portrait

French masterpieces

Out of, In, On, and Off

Chicken Strikken

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Gl Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; ends Jan 13; open Tue-Fri 11:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00; Tickets: 95kr, under-18s free adm; www.louisiana.dk An exhibition of over 100 examples of artists working with self-portraiture in the 20th century. BF Overgaden, Neden Vandet 17, Cph K; ends Jan 20; open Tue-Sun 13:00-17:00, Thu 13:0020:00; www.overgaden.org Stefan A Pedersen presents new work exploring the relationship between China and the West, which convey feelings of displacement and a life out of sync. BF

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Malmö Konsthall, St Johannesgatan 7, Malmö; ends Jan 27; open Mon-Sun 11:00-17:00, Wed 11:00-21:00; www.konsthall. malmo.se Georgian artist Thea Djordjadze’s works, at the intersection of painting and sculpture, resemble propped-up landscapes close to collapse. BF

Kirkeby Epiphany

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, Cph V; ends Dec 30; open Tue-Sun 11:0017:00; tickets: 75kr; www.glyptoteket.com Per Kirkeby, one of Denmark’s greatest abstract masters, brings a selection of works ranging from 1981 to the present day. DS

Tomb and Treasures

Malmö Arena, Mässgatan 6, Malmö; ends Feb 17; open MonFri 10:00-18:00, Wed 10:00-20:00; Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00; Tickets: 165kr (Mon-Fri), 195kr (SatSun); www.tutankhamon.dk This exhibition features Egyptian artefacts from the famous Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. BF

Dancing with the Demons

Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Museumsvej 2, Holstebro; ends Jan 6; open Tue & Fri, 12:00-16:00, Wed 19:00-21:00, Sat & Sun 11:00-17:00, www.holstebrokunstmuseum.dk Using graphics by José Guadalupe Posada, Dr Lakra has redecorated the museum’s walls in the most macabre way. MAR

GESAMT: Disaster 501: What Happened to Man?

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2, Cph K; ends Dec 30; open Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00, Wed 11:00-20:00; Tickets: 60kr, under-16s: free adm; www.kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk GESAMT is a crowd-sourced film, with directors from around the world submitting five minutes of footage based on one of six cultural works selected by director Lars Von Trier. BF

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Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; ends March 17; open Tue-Sun 10:0017:00, Wed 10:00-20:00; tickets: 95kr, under-25s: 65 kr, under18s: free adm; www.smk.dk Focusing on the fine details in classic drawings and paintings from the 18th century to 1930. BF

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, Cph V; ends April 30; open Tue-Sun 11:0017:00; Entry 75kr; 3341 8141; www.glyptoteket.com This array of French masterpieces will take you on a journey through from 1850 to the 20th century. LD Malmö Konsthall, St Johannesgatan 7, Malmö; ends Jan 27; open Mon-Sun 11:0017:00, Wed 11:00-21:00; www. konsthall.malmo.se LA-based Lisa Anne Auerbach presents new work based on Danish knitting patterns from the 1970s called Hønsestrik, or Chicken Knitting. BF

Edward Steichen

Det Nationale Fotomuseum, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K; ends Feb 2; open Mon-Sat 10:00-21:00; www. kb.dk/da/dia/fotomuseum Steichen helped shape the fields of fashion and glamour photography with the work he did for Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines in the early 20th century. BF

Martin Fasting

Galerie Pi, Borgergade 15D, Cph K; ends Dec 20; open Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-14:00; www. galeriepi. dk Martin Fasting works with figurative realism in his paintings. Each of his well-executed figures appear in strange situations from car crashes to the jaws of an alligator. He will be showing new paintings in this solo exhibition. BF

Allan Otte + CUBE: Bjørn Poulsen

Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Skindergade 5, Cph K; ends Dec 22; open Wed-Fri 12:00-20:00, Sat 11:00-16:00; www.tomchristoffersen.dk Allan Otte’s paintings depict contemporary landscapes empty of people. He paints in a photo realistic style. Meanwhile Bjørn Poulsen, a sculptor, will present work in the CUBE. BF

Animations

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Ny Carlsberg Vej 68, Cph V; ends Jan 20; open Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-15:00; www.nicolaiwallner.com Scottish artist David Shrigley is known for his naïve drawing style and irreverent sense of humour. BF

Grafik fra Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi

Danske Grafikeres Hus, Sølvgade 14, Cph K; ends Dec 16; open Thu-Sun 13:0017:00; www.danskegrafikere. dk Danske Grafikeres Hus (Danish Printmakers House) provides an exhibition space for artists who make prints from lithographs to etchings and everything between. This exhibition shows new work from students at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Art Academy. BF


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but is he tailor-made for this millennium? Wax-Tailor

KB18, Kødboderne 18; Cph V Sat 21:00 100kr, www.billetnet.dk www.kb18.net

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he ‘80s had Dépêche Mode, the ‘90s had Nirvana, and the ‘00s had Napster. It seems that the further we move into the new millennium, the more the world of music has screamed for a defining genre to help define the new digital generation. Some will point to the electronic scene that’s exploded onto the dancefloors as the sound of the decade. But as Frenchman Wax-Tailor pointed out (aka Jean-Christophe Le Sauôt), slapping an electronic title on generic pop won’t help define anything.

“Electronic music means a lot and nothing at the same time,” he told the Indonesia Clubbing website. “Club music, trip-hop and electro-pop have all labelled that somehow. But they’re all totally different genres.” In many ways, Wax-Tailor’s music can also be lumped in with the electronic crowd. His background platform − which is kitted out with Macs, turntables and a thousand wires − would encourage most to call him nothing more than a celebrity underground DJ, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. “On a personal note, I’m a jazz child,” he told Indonesia Clubbing. “I grew up with that and then fell into the hip-hop world, but my references would always be 1970s pop and pro-

gressive rock, from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin.” What’s unique about Le Sauôt’s music is that it’s a complete mash-up of music samples intertwined with 1950s movie sound bites, onstage rap and string instruments. Oh, and there’s a flute player too. The mixture between acoustic and electronic instruments delivers a familiar yet original sound that isn’t generally found within live club acts. “Yes, there’s no denying the influence of electronic music,” Wax-Tailor told Bamboo Music. “But why not use it to add to what already exists, rather than just use it to replace instruments altogether?” The inclusion of the live cello on stage not only adds emphasis to the

strong bass beats coming out of the speakers, but also delivers a type of melancholy to the music. It’s much like the trip-hop scene that emerged in the late ‘90s through the likes of Massive Attack and Morcheeba. “Victor Hugo once said: ‘Melancholy is the happiness of being sad’. And I appreciate that,” Wax Tailor explained to the Welde Media website. “The cello gives a darker aspect to the music that just can’t be recreated through digital form alone.” In addition to the highly original set-up that Le Sauôt brings to his live performances, he uses cinematic visualisations in order to perceptually captivate his audience as much as possible. This approach also allows Wax-Tailor to visually carry his celebrity guests

along on tour, such ‘The Voice’, ‘Charlie Winston’ and ‘Charlotte Savary’, who appear on a projected screen and perform along with Wax-Tailor as if in person. Maybe the new millennium’s failure to so far find its own sound has led to musicians, like Le Sauôt, looking back at old influences to create something new. Wax-Tailor might not be this generation’s defining new sound, but he’s definitely got something we can admire until we make our minds up as to what will truly define us within the world of music.

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Store Vega; 22:00; 180kr As one of Copenhagen’s finest bands, WhoMadeWho offer a psychedelic slant on underground rock. The group’s euphoric sound, laced with pulsating electro beats, catchy bass lines and timely riffs has been received with ecstatic greetings. Comparable to the likes of Hot Chip, Chk Chk Chk and LCD Soundsystem, WhoMadeWho are now extremely popular on the continent, proudly flying the Danish flag for alternative dance rock. Releasing their second record, Brighter (2012), earlier this year, their music is a perfect mood setter for a late night.

I Break Horses & Ice Cream Cathedral

Lille Vega; 21:00; 130kr The Stockholm-bred shoe-gaze duo translate their fairy-tale surroundings into gauzy, distorted off-pop numbers, layered with eerie synth effects and wistful vocals. Releasing their debut, Hearts (2011), on Bella Union Records, the dreamy duo have already seen the lights of the US and are likely to make a heavy impact on the Scandinavian scene over the coming years. Interestingly, Copenhagen’s newest up-and-coming band Ice Cream Cathedral have also crept in an appearance here. The trio are now quickly gaining a reputation for their dreamy, retro-sounding tunes tinted with atmospheric electronic quirks.

Global, Nørre Alle 7, Cph N; 21:00; 60kr, 40kr students I Go Shout Plenty is an evening dedicated to Afrobeat music, hosted by the Nørrebro-based afrobeat group WhoAreYouPeople? This 14 member-strong live band blisters with energy and offers an upbeat musical experience unlike any other in the city. Although the doors open at 20:00, it’s likely that the party will run late into the night. On every club evening, the band hosts guest bands and/or guest DJs. This time around, the Swedish rock outfit Music is the Weapon, inspired by everything from Benin voodoo soul through to Nigerian hip-hop, will be pairing up with Søren Skov’s high-energy project.

Stone Sour

Store Vega; 20:00; 295kr Headed by Corey Taylor of Slipknot, the metal super group have evolved to become one of the biggest metal bands of the 21st century, peaking with their Grammy-nominated album Come What(ever) May (2006). The release of Audio Secrecy (2010) added fire to the flames, with the group’s tour climaxing in stadium-sized shows across Europe and the US. Unfortunately, Stone Sour appear to be in decline. It’s not that the age of Slipknot hoodies has given way to Bieber fever, but metal has moved on to new, burgeoning terrain where Stone Sour is no longer the fresh new face.

Review Spleen United

HHHHHH November 29 Store Vega

Søren Solkær Starbird

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he last time I saw Spleen United perform, they were but a few metres from my tattered tent in the lakeside camping area at Roskilde Festival where they played a mammoth 24-hour set underneath a specially constructed hut. I’d heard plenty about the band and, as such, anticipated a solid 24 hours of quality music, only to be disillusioned by a seemingly neverending stream of downtempo electronica that didn’t quite pack a punch. It was a bold and dedicated act nevertheless, particularly considering that the electro rock quartet went on to perform on Roskilde’s Arena Stage later in the festival where their downtempo affiliations were flung out of

The frontman could hear his drummer, but couldn’t see him

the window and replaced by rib-cracking rock with a vicious electronic twist. The show at Vega on Thursday night was a display of Spleen United at their best: on the edge and as driven as one could imagine. Slowolf did the opening honours with a heavy if not trippy excess of heavy percussive rock that, combined with a dazzling light show and a topless, impassioned drummer/lead singer, was a bit too much. The wind chimes were an impressive element of their show however,

and in a different context they may well be a solid act. Coming on in front of a static, eager-to-be-pleased audience, Spleen United took to the stage looking slightly nervy and opened their set in the same manner. However, a dexterous performance of their 2008 single ‘66’ got the audience in gear, before a thunderous, DepecheMode sounding thunderstorm saw the Nørlund brothers showcase their vocal talents whilst Rune Wehner and Janus Ringsted did their bit on the synth and

drums respectively. Four songs in and the Spleen United quartet were huddled around their secondary synthesiser and studio gear, each twisting and pushing different buttons, creating something of a frenzy that was amplified by a series of flashing strobe lights and a swarm of neon laser beams. Vocal samples of Opus III’s epic 1992 number ‘It’s a Fine Day’ interwoven with The Prodigy’s well known ‘No Good (Start the Dance)’ gem followed as Spleen United ventured deep into electronic territory. A return to their rock base saw tunes such as ‘Days of Thunder’ and ‘Dominator’ played towards the end, accompanied by the acid house-influenced ‘Sunset to Sunset’ – a track that set the pits alight as the front row audience scrambled onto each other’s shoulders. Spleen United veered more towards their electronic roots, playing with the usual passion and zest that one has come to expect from them and look set to end 2012 in style. Allan Mutuku-Kortbæk

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Loppen, Sydområdet 4B, Cph K; 21:00; 100kr One of the founding members of the experimental Californiabased metal outfit Neurosis, Kelly cashed in his aggressively fuelled impulses for something slightly folksier, going solo in the late ‘00s. Now a torchbearer for the so-called post-metal era – a genre of metal that exchanges incoherent aggression for more poetic yet equally disturbing musings – Kelly’s balladic songwriting is laced with genuine sensitivity and creative lyrics, as in the track ‘St. John, The Gambler’. It’s strange to think it has sprung from the same mind as the fearsome guitarist and vocalist of metal outfits Shrinebuilder, Mastodon and Weedeater.

Nightlife NASA Bar Gothersgade 8F, Cph K; Fri 22:00; free adm The only bar in town to boast a space-themed interior, the old NASA has made way for some interesting new decor. Moving away from a control station at Cape Cod to something a little more inventive and honest – the interior from Space Odyssey 2001 – it’s a gimmick that will never cease to entertain the vodka-soaked minds of the night crowd. The one pitfall is the music – even bands like The Strokes are considered too ‘indie’ for what is usually a discopop crowd. Trevor O’Neil Culture Box, Kronprinsessegade 54, Cph K; Sat 23:00; 80kr Taking up residence in Ibiza, O’Neil has been a legend on the island ever since the serious dance crowds started making their summer excursions in the mid-‘00s. His driving beats paired with light synths make for positive-sounding vibes that will be welcomed with open arms in

Jetsi Kain

Ideal Bar, Vega; 20:00; 70kr This Copenhagen-based wave pop outfit are all about self-confidence. The male duo, comprised of Jacob Bøchner Muller and Frederick Gøtzstche, team up to create a bizarre sound experiment. On the one hand is Muller’s vocal style, which at times sounds uncannily similar to the lead singer of Fleet Foxes, Robin Pecknold. On the other are some incredibly delicate tunes created on Gøtzstche’s Mac. It doesn’t seem likely that Jetsi will ever really take off as a serious electronic wave-pop duo. They lack production quality and are seemingly aiming at an audience too easily bowled over by the idea of hearing whatever is new. Daniel van der Noon this desperate climate. With an entourage of DJs making contributions as the night continues – including the infamous Vektor DJ Crew featuring Patrick Steen, Andreas Ok, Torsten Cordes and the 2 Bit Crew – it’s advised not to plan anything too strenuous for Sunday morning. Son of Sun & The Bombsquad feat Dandelion, Chin Ono & Youngblood Sound Loppen, Sydområdet 4B, Cph K; Fri 21:00; 60 kr Cold winter weather got you down? Warm up at Loppen on Friday night when Copenhagen turns Caribbean. Half-Danish, half-Kenyan rapper Son of Sun delivers hip-hop with a blend of funk, reggae and electronica, aided by his able-bodied band, The Bombsquad. Son of Sun teams up tonight with fellow rapper Dandelion, Chin Ono, the first Scandinavian reggae artist to make a name for himself in the Jamaican corner of the dance market, and Youngblood Sound, known as Denmark’s youngest soundsystem, who plays weekly reggae on Christiania Radio. They’re sure to heat up any postjulefrokost festivities. Daniel van der Noon


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The 12 Days of Christmas ON THE FIRST day of Christmas my true love gave to me: A chop-your-own Nordic fir tree On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Three hot chocolates, two marzipan pigs and a chop your own Nordic fir tree On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Four nisse hats, three hot chocolates, two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Five Lego men, four nisse hats, three hot chocolates, two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Six Danish flags, five Lego men, four nisse hats, three hot chocolates, two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree

Events Handel’s Messiah Various venues across Cph; between now and Christmas Cathedral choristers Vor Frue Kirke (Copenhagen Cathedral), Nørregade 8, Cph K; Sat 16:00; tickets 127-187kr, www.billetnet. dk; www.akor.dk There’s no better place to listen than Copenhagen Cathedral, a sizeable venue with great acoustics. Sinfonietta Arctica Christians Kirke, Strandgade 1, Cph K; Sat 15:30; tickets 192kr, www.billetnet.dk; www.christianskirke.dk Performed in Christians Kirke’s beautiful baroque room, Niels Borksand directs Sinfonietta Arctica and soloists Elsebeth Dreisig, Elisabeth Hanke, and Stig Fogh Andersen. Sokkelund Choir Garnisons Kirke, Skt Annæ Plads 4, Cph K; Fri 16:00; tickets 112-197kr; www.billetnet.dk The Sokkelund Choir will sock it to them at Garnisons Kirke. DR Light Orchestra Koncerthuset, Emil Holms Kanal 20, Cph S; Fri 19:30; 3520 3040; tickets: 110-430kr, www.billetlugen.dk The Vocal Ensemble singers and the DR Light Orchestra join forces.

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On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Seven sticks of liquorice, six Danish flags, five Lego men, four nisse hats, three hot chocolates, two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Eight caramel potatoes, seven sticks of liquorice, six Danish flags, five Lego men, four nisse hats, three hot chocolates, two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Nine honning hearts, eight caramel potatoes, seven sticks of liquorice, six Danish flags, five Lego men, four nisse hats, three hot chocolates, two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree

two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Eleven æbleskiver, ten Christmas tales, nine honning hearts, eight caramel potatoes, seven sticks of liquorice, six Danish flags, five Lego Men, four nisse hats, three hot chocolates, two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Twelve wooden soldiers, eleven æbleskiver, ten Christmas tales, nine honning hearts, eight caramel potatoes, seven sticks of liquorice, six Danish flags, five Lego men, four nisse hats, three hot chocolates, two marzipan pigs and a chop-your-own Nordic fir tree

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Ten Christmas tales, nine honning hearts, eight caramel potatoes, seven sticks of liquorice, six Danish flags, five Lego men, four nisse hats, three hot chocolates,

The Globe Xmas Quiz NEW Nørregade 43-45 Cph K; Thu 19:30; 25kr per person; max five per team Just 25 kroner per person (max five a team) and the winners get 1,000 kroner, second place 500 and third place a crate of beer. As well as three rounds of 15 questions each – courtesy of quizmaster John Kelleher there are two beer round questions, a raffle and a rollover. Landlord Brian (see this week’s front cover) will be present to oversee the giving of (questions) and giving away (prizes). Lasagne for NEW the homeless Vesterbro Torv, Cph V, Sat 17:00-21:00; email nicolastristan@hotmail. com to volunteer Christmas is a tough time for the people living in the streets. You can help by making a lasagne from your favourite recipe and bringing it to the homeless at Vesterbro Torv – or you can donate one online. Hats, scarves and other clothes to help resist the cold are also warmly welcome. RKM Harness Racing Charlottenlund Race Course, Traverbanevej 10, Charlottenlund; Wed 15:30; 20kr; www. travbanen.dk No Ben Hur thrills and spills here, that’s for sure!

Make your own NEW Christmas cards Nutid eventcafé and bar, Sankt Peders Stræde 1, Cph K, Wed 19:00 Haven’t you had the time to write your grandmother a handwritten Christmas greeting yet? Then come and join the Christmas card making session on Wednesday night! The café will provide everything you need to make your own Christmas cards, so just bring your creativity − and stamps for your letters. If you want someone special to receive a greeting in a good old-fashioned way before Christmas, Thursday will be your last chance to mail it. RKM

NEXT WEEK: GOING UNDERGROUND Do-it-yourself Eurovision NEW Husets Biograf, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; Thu 19:00; Tickets 60kr; www.huset-kbh.dk What better way to end the year than to wallow unapologetically in the nostalgia of the Eurovision Song Contest? Bring your favourite (or strangest) historic performance from Eurovision (pre-2011 only) on DVD disc (only) and it will be shown before a live audience. At the end of the night, a prize will given to the most “exceptional” number. Includes free popcorn. RKM

White night art market NEW Literaturhaus, Møllegade 7, Cph N, Thu 15:00; free adm, www. literaturhaus.dk Erotic paper art, handmade totem jewellery and edgy art photographs are just some of the goods you can buy at this rather unconventional Christmas market celebrating the longest day of the year. While shopping, feel the underground vibe at the culture house situated in an old methodist church building. RKM

All-night Xmas party EW Fun City Sport, N Hørkær 1-3, Herlev; Fri 18:00; tickets: 495-845kr; 5045 0400; www. funcitysport.dk Bored with sitting down all evening? Then you’ll enjoy this alternative night at a newly restored radiator factory where you will taste a refined Danish Christmas buffet with beer or wine. Play 18 holes on the venue’s mini indoor golf course and then hit the dancefloor. It promises to be an amazing show. Shhh! It’s a secret: come and you’ll find out! MAR

Free jazz Charlie Scott’s, Skindergade 43, Cph K; Tue & Thu 17:0020:30; Free Adm Jazz music every Tuesday and Thursday!

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.

MistleTONE NEW uKirke, Dannebrogsgade 53, Cph V; Fri Dec 14 & 21, 15:0018:00; www.ukirke.dk Cheap beer, reggae, dancehall and disco at a church? Gethsemane Church youth church uKirke organises parties like these to help the local area’s disadvantaged people. MAR Bach’s miracle NEW of Bethlehem Københavns Domkirke, Nørregade 8, Cph K; Thu 19:30; tickets: adults 200kr, under-25s 100kr, www.copenhagenphil. billetten.dk Københavns Drengekor’s angelic voices will perform Bach’s celebration of the miracle of Bethlehem. MAR Christiania Xmas Market The Grey Hall, Refshalevej 2, Christiania; ends Thu Dec 20, open Mon-Fri 14:00-20:00, SatSun 12:00-20:00 If you’re looking for a present of homemade quality, you should check out Christiana’s Christmas market. Grab a hot chocolate while you meander through the market’s thick, incensed air and peruse the homemade jewellery, the beautiful handmade ornaments and knitted sweaters on display. Or come to listen to live performances and taste organic food. JOS

Christmas at Hamlet’s Castle Kronborg Castle, Kronborg 2C, 3000 Helsingør; ends Sun, open Sat-Sun 11:0017:00; Castle Admission Price, Various free Events Visit Kronborg Castle’s large Christmas market with its rich traditions, arts and crafts, jewellery and Danish design. Visit the artists’ workshops and the Kronborg Galleries among the fortifications, where you will find unique gifts. JOS Helsingør Christmas Market Axeltorv, Helsingør; ends Dec 23, open Fri 12:00-18:00, sat-sun 10:00-17:00; free adm Explore more than 30 small Christmas huts and shop for pottery and jewellery, jackets, mittens, hats, scarves, and clogs. You can taste sweets galore - glazed apples, burnt almonds and chocolate pixies - and enjoy the ice rink (free if you have your own equipment, 30kr an hour if you don’t), the nostalgic ferris wheel from 1912 and the small carousel. At the weekends, it is also possible for the kids to try the pony or camel rides. JOS Frederiksberg City Hall Square Xmas Market Smallegade 1, Frederiksberg; ends Dec 14; Mon-Thur 10:0017:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-14:00 A great chance to get out and about in the beautiful area without feeling guilty about neglecting your Christmas shopping. JOS


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Grandmothers While young Danes might love stopping off at hipster cafes to get their cappuccino fix, Grandma Birgithe might not think it’s as practical. Get some siblings and cousins together and give Granny her very own easy-to-use Nespresso machine from the Nespresso Boutique on Kristen Bernikows Gade, and she can make all kinds of coffee in the comfort of her own home! Sisters Every woman loves cosmetics, and come Christmas season it’s primetime for those exclusive gift boxes that come wrap-ready and colour co-ordinated in beautiful boxes, usually with a cosmetics bag and some extra products included in the price. Try a ‘Fatal Blacks Mascara’ giftbox from Helena Rubenstein for 204kr, or maybe a Clarins Body Care Package for 212kr, both from Magasin. Mothers If there’s one thing mothers love (especially around the dark Danish Christmas) it’s hygge-time with her family – and what better way to spend it than with a bunch of candles lit around the house? Illums Bolighus on Strøget has a huge range of candlesticks and candleholders, from the classic but costly Griffinrandorff-designed candlestick in brass from Georg Jensen (699kr), to the small glass holders from Iitala (from 99kr), which can be found in every colour of the rainbow.

Christmas at Tivoli Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; closes Dec 31; adults 95kr, under-sevens free adm; www. tivoli.dk Tivoli takes the best from two worlds for their Christmas season when the Russian Christmas adventure meets the old-fashioned Scandinavian ‘jule-hygge’. RKM Nyhavn Christmas Market Nyhavn, Cph K; ends 22 Dec, open from 11:00-18:00 (19:00 on Sat & Sun); Free Adm All along the water in the old harbour, stalls are decorated with boughs of fir and lights offering traditional Danish Christmas treats such as æbleskiver and gløgg. JOS Copenhagen Zoo Xmas Market Roskildevej 32, Frederiksberg; open Sat-Sun 10:0016:00; Kids 50kr, Adults 110kr; www.zoo.dk Kids can decorate honey hearts, make a Christmas goat and meet the reindeer while adults enjoy gløgg, æbleskiver and the Christmas spirit at different stands. JOS

Pegasus Beer and Wine Bar Mysundegade 28, Cph V; Open MonThu 17:00-23:00, Fri 17:00-01:00, Sat 12:00-01:00; Price per beer 60kr; Tapas 155-255kr; www.pegasus-cph.dk

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Christmas Tables Royal Copenhagen, Amagertov 6, Cph K; ends Dec 31, open Mon-Sun 11:00-18:00; free adm; www.royalcopenhagen.dk See the creative displays and don’t forget to pop into the Royal Café for some traditional treats and a steaming cup of gløgg. AS

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Lady Loves Lingerie for the woman in your life is not only a gift for her, but for you too! If you want to go (very) upscale, Agent Provocateur on Pilestræde 6 is the endall of luxurious lingerie, and they have a ‘Gentlemen’s Buying Guide’ on their homepage for those feeling a bit lost (www.agentprovocateur.com). Otherwise, Elle Macpherson Intimates are a great alternative with a more walletfriendly price tag, and can be found at Magasin, Illum, Fogal and Anne Marie Sax. Daughters If you’re lucky to have a daughter still young enough to love Disney movies, why not get her this year’s Brave on DVD – which InOut gave five stars. You can find it at the Disney Store at Amagertorv 8 on Strøget, along with an unimaginable array of Disney loot to please any young princess. If she’s outgrown the Disney stage, why not get her tickets to see some real-life pop princesses, with both Lana Del Ray and Marina and the Diamonds holding concerts in Copenhagen come April? Tickets can be bought at www.billetlugen.dk.

Kids Gingerbread decorating NEW Café Glad, Biblioteket, Rentemestervej 76, Cph NV; Sat 10:00-14:00; free adm; www. bibliotak.kk.dk Treat yourself to free gingerbread and decorate it with frosting as much as your Christmas creativity (and hunger) permits. RKM Make your own mask NEW Den Frie, Oslo Plads 1, Cph Ø; ends Jan 6, open 12:00-17:00 all days bar Mon, until 21:00 on Thu; 3312 2803, info@denfrie.dk; www.denfrie.dk What animal do (or would) your kids look like? Is it real or imaginary? Take them to this workshop and take instruction from two artists who will inspire your kids to create their own animal mask! MAR Cut down your own Xmas tree Rosendal Farm, Rosendalsgade 5, 3140 Ålsgårde; ends Dec 23, open daily 10:00-17:00; www. rosendal-gaard.dk, www.veterantoget.dk/arrangementer Pick and cut your own Christmas tree and also choose handmade decorations. Bring the kids: they are welcome to pet and feed the farm’s animals and ride ponies, while you put in the hard graft. AS

COSY, CHAOTIC and oozing with charisma, Pegasus impressed the socks off us. “Everytime an experience” is their catch phrase here, and boy is that true. Now I hate to say it, but looking at this place from the outside, you’d think twice about venturing in. That, however, would be a downright calamity. I was always told to not judge a book by its cover, and now I’d happily say don’t judge a bar by its appearance. This little bar situated, just off Istedgade, is probably best known for its range of constantly changing top-class beers. But it should be known for a heck of a lot more: namely being a top-notch tapas restaurant, hosting top-class live bands and turning on various theme nights throughout the year. Take Saturday night for example, when we ventured into a Brazilian-themed evening. We could barely get a table the place was so packed! Upon entering Pegasus, it feels like you’ve been invited to a friend’s dinner party. The bar owners mingle with guests while sporadically sitting down at the tables to enjoy their food just as the guests would. It’s this casual, incredibly fun and almost southern European atmosphere that gives it a special touch. If you’re after a break from the cold, quiet and sterile environments of many Danish bars, this is the place to be. We began by enjoying some fantastic tapas. You can chose from 12 types and of course you decide which kinds you’d like. We struggled to get through our generously portioned platter, but the great thing was that we could nibble at it for a good three hours.

Nisse University NEW Nationalmuseet, Ny Vestergade 10, Cph K; Sun 10:00-15:00, also Dec 23 & 30; 3313 4411, gitte. engholm@natmus.dk; www. natmus.dk Where your children can learn everything about the mischievous elves from nisser experts and walk away with a diploma! MAR Chemistry & NEW Fireworks Tuborg Havnevej 7, Hellerup; Dec 18-20 at 10:00 & 12:00, Dec 28-30 at 12:00, 14:00, & 16:00 (approx. 30 minutes); tickets: adult 160kr, children under 11yrs 105kr; experimentarium.dk, info@experimentarium.dk, 3927 3333 They’re big, bright and sound like a BANG − the holiday season is a time when the skies of Copenhagen will be lit up by plenty of fireworks and sparkles, and now you can learn just how those giant sparklers work. At the Experimentarium, the popular exhibition and fireworks show teaches anyone interested in the chemistry behind our favourite fire hazards. Don’t miss this show! It will be sure to make you ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ ... and also say ‘aha’!

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We enjoyed shrimp with chilli mango dressing, Scandinavian salmon, black foot ham, chorizo, and cod with Bechamel sauce. But it was the three different sausages that stole the show: smoked duck sausage, Italian grilled sausage with cardamom and Spanish sausage with paprika. That’s another thing about the place: it’s like France meets Italy meets Germany. Instead of limiting themselves to one culture, the best beer, food and wine have been chosen from around the world and combined at one bar. If it tastes good, they’ve got it. Now contrary to what I’d thought all these years, beer is actually the best accompaniment for tapas. And Pegasus serves over 250 different kinds! The ten beers on tap are changed every week, so every time you go in you can be sure to be surprised. We enjoyed some of their Christmas beers. The La Senne – a dark pale ale, very smooth and at the same time a little bitter – was our favourite. The Corsendonk Christmas was another winner as well as the Sorte Hvede – in contrast to the ale, it was fresh, light and easy to drink. On tap right now, Pegasus also features Hornbeer blonde, Øko Hvede, Golden

Santa and Esrom Kloster. As we gradually became stuffed with great food and drink, the Brazilian-themed live band kicked off … and boy did the party get started. While there wasn’t much room for a dancefloor, the regulars made sure there was … and I must admit, I couldn’t resist joining them. By the time we were all done with the tapas, the party was in full swing and so were the themed drinks: caprioskas of course. Between meeting the regulars and chatting extensively with the super-friendly bar staff, we managed to also try a few wines. The Sancere Sauvignon Blanc was a good drop, but the red Gigondas was exceptional. It was a smooth drop, but left a robust aftertaste. Perfect. There are now new Spanish and French wines on the menu that come highly recommended as well. So please, if you’re up for a different kind of bar – one with personality, charm and life – then make sure you visit Pegasus. And make sure you don’t leave without having a dance with one of the locals. EMILY MCLEAN

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I’VE FOUND that the best cure for freezing weather is a bowl of hot soup and in this case, butternut squash soup. This soup in particular is not only delicious, but does the trick of warming me up quickly and thoroughly. Butternut squash is a delicious and wonderful winter squash, similar in flavour and colour to that of a pumpkin. I would argue, though, that it is more flavourful than a pumpkin. The most common preparation is usually roasting, but it is also often made into a soup or bisque. Cinnamon is regularly paired with butternut squash, but there are some tips in the recipe to alter the flavours.

Adding some chopped pieces of bacon adds a nice flavour. Some seared scallops also go nicely with or in the soup. The soup is so thick it could also be treated as a sauce (for example, it would go well with lamb). The recipe serves 12. Because it’s a lot of soup, here are the directions for freezing if you want to save some for later: ladle the cooled soup (without sour cream) into airtight containers, leaving about 2.5cm of space. The soup can be frozen for up to three months. To reheat the soup, run the container under hot water to release the soup. Heat it up with a bit of water, stirring occasionally.

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Restaurant Kiin Kiin Guldbergsgade 21, Cph N; 3535 7535; open Mon-Sat 17:30-21:00; four-course menu 450kr, seven-course 775kr (with wine menu 1450kr); www.kiin.dk Kiin Kiin isn’t just a restaurant, it’s an experience, a place where every little detail is thought through. PDR

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Butternut Squash Soup 3 tbsp butter 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, sliced ½ tsp dried thyme ¼ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, plus more for garnish (optional) Coarse salt 2 large butternut squashes (1.75kg), peeled, seeded, cubed 430ml chicken broth 236ml half milk and half cream, (or buy coffee cream) 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice Sour cream, for serving IN A LARGE saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, thyme, cinnamon, and cayenne. Season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, five to seven minutes. If you’re looking for a different flavour, use ground nutmeg or cloves instead of cinnamon. For a Southwest-

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Nytår’s menu / New year evening’s menu / Menu St Sylvestre 2012-2013 Serveres kun kl. 19.30 / Dinning service at 19.30 / Diner 19h30 Dkk 450,00 per pers Forret / Starter / Entrée Foie Gras Mellemret / Entremet Hummer risotto / Lobster risotto / Risotto de homard Hovedret / Main course / Plat de résistance And, trøfler sauce / Duck, truffles sauce / Canard, sauce truffes Dessert Dessert macaron - Passion / Ananas Vin menu / Wine menu / Menu vins Dkk 450,00 per pers (Hvis ønsket / If requested / si souhaité)

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ern touch (as in SW US), add a small amount of chilli powder. Next, you’re going to add the squash, broth, and half-and-half, along with 700ml of water. Bring everything to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the squash is tender, which should take around 20 minutes. Finally, it’s time to blend the ingredients into a soup. There are two ways to go about doing this. One is to work in batches, pureeing it in a blender until its texture is smooth. However, an immersion blender also does the trick, is generally easier and makes less of a mess − so that’s usually the route I take. After your soup is blended, stir in the lemon juice. This next point is important: season with salt. If you think the soup’s flavour is too mild or bland, just add salt. Salt enhances the natural flavours of food and is an absolutely amazing tool for any cook. Serve in a bowl or cup with a dollop of sour cream on top. Garnish with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

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Restaurant Dalaman Vodroffsvej 15, Frederiksberg C; Open daily 16:0024:00; 3322 1231; threecourse menus 119kr, 139kr & 159kr pp; www.dalaman.dk 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 Saxo Cafe Colbjørnsensgade 11, 1652 Cph V; open 11:00-23:00; 3888 8288; Chinese buffet 128kr pp, dim sum dishes from 35kr; www.saxocafe.dk 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. AK Kødbyens Deli Slagterbøderne 8, Cph V; takeaway classics; open MonThu 11:00-20:00, Fri 11:0021:00, Sat 12:00-21:00; most mains 60-70kr; 3386 1586; www.kodbyensdeli.dk The owners claim that they make the best fish ‘n’ chips. Stop by this takeaway joint and see for yourself. The dish of the day is always a hit, or you can opt for salad or dessert. SB Bock Bistro & Vinotek Dag Hammarskjölds Alle 7, Cph Ø; Hungarian cuisine; open Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 & 17:00-23:00; starters 85120kr, mains 174-245kr; 3313 9194; info@bockbistro.dk; www.bockbistro.dk Look no further for Hungarian comfort food because this bistro offers a wide range of the country’s specialties. The adventurous can try some blood sausage, and no meal is complete without a glass of Tokaji Aszu, a sweet dessert wine. PDR

Pubs The Irish Rover Strøget 46, Cph K; Open daily 10:00-late; www.irishrover.dk 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, and there’s an upstairs lounge area – the perfect place to relax with a view over Strøget. BH Brew Pub Vestergade 29, Cph K; open Mon-Thu 12:00-24:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-02:00, Sun closed; 3332 0060; www.brewpub.dk The menu is full of hearty, homely, yet inventive dishes featuring inspired use of the same ingredients that go into the brewing process. Each dish is matched with one of Brew Pub’s own concoctions from the casks across the courtyard. AK Charlie’s Pilestræde 33, Cph K; open Mon 14:00-00:00, Tue-Wed 12:00-01:00, Thu-Sat 12:0002:00, Sun 14:00-23:00; 40-50kr per pint; www.charlies.dk Serving up ales from microbreweries across the UK, in addition to continental beers and several ciders, this bar might be the best place in Copenhagen to sip the night away. EM Sankt Nikolai Restaurant & Pub Nikolajgade 18, Cph K; open Mon-Sat 16:00–00:00, Sun 13:00–00:00; www.sanktnikolai.dk A friendly English boozer with great cask ale and cider, darts and pool (spanking new table), English-themed events (sign up for their monthly email), and splendid British grub (shepherd’s pie, beef and Yorkshire pud, fish and chips etc). The first Wednesday of every month is quiz night and the last Sunday ‘family day’ – a great occasion to let the blighters run riot. BH

The Globe Nørregade 43-45, Cph K; Opening hours vary, until 03:00 Fri-Sat Friendly service and good value food make this the perfect city pub. If it’s company you want, try the main bar, or a private function, the second bar; seatingwise, 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. BH 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, SatSun 12:00-05:00; 3311 0939 This Aussie boozer has a lively darts board, a fortnightly quiz, a good sports atmosphere, and a happy hour until 8pm during which you can buy beers for just 30kr. JHW The Dubliner Amagertorv 5, Cph K; Open Mon-Sun 10:00-late It’s the perfect place for sports fans to mingle, or for live music, which it provides every day. It serves food 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 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 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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we were smoothly transitioned into the next round. A presentation similar to the appetisers – with more orchids – served Beef wok with chili and Thai basil; Chicken wok with cashews, ginger and pineapple; and a Red curry (!) with duck, vegetables, lichee and cinnamon. A mildly hot bowl of white rice accompanied the colourful options. These plates were marginally less stellar, but still made our tongues water. The Beef wok was nicely chewy, and the Chicken with cashews had a bright flavour that paired well with the spicy (and I mean spicy) red chilli sauce. But I only had eyes for the Red curry

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THAI FOOD is always one of my go-tos when I’m feeling like a change from my everyday and want something a little ... spicier. There’s something about a good curry that can turn a terrible rainy day into bliss. On the particular night that my friend and I walked into Restaurant Spicylicious, I was having a stressful day: my bike Champ had been stolen, I had a figurative ton of work to do before the week was through and it felt as if it was -10 outside. I met my friend outside the restaurant and just managed to save myself from slipping in the slush on Istedgade. With a sigh, we entered. But before I even tasted the curry, I felt the warmth of this place melt away my worries. The bustle of the street right outside disappears, and the ambience of Restaurant Spicylicious is as inviting and homely as can be short of eating in your own kitchen. They aren’t working with much space, but that serves their purpose even better. With small tables that can be combined for eight or separated for two, tall candles everywhere and a low ceiling, this eatery provides a warm canvas for a hyggelig dinner. As we peruse the menu, we notice that there is a good amount of options – not too many but not too few. You can pick from a variety of starters that sound so delectable that you can’t even begin to imagine what you’ll want to eat for your main course. Wok? Pad thai? I was combing through the curries when our friendly waiter Mike came by and asked for our drinks order. We were still lost when Mike made a suggestion: do the mixed menu of four starters, three mains and a medley of desserts with a bottle of pinot grigio from Alsace. Sounded perfect. “Do you want to know what the dishes are?” he asked. “I think we’d rather be surprised.” The starters were quickly served. Displayed minimalistically and symmetrically with orchid flourishes, it looked clean and unfussy. It was an unpretentious presentation that let the food speak for itself. Goi coun (fresh Vietnamese spring rolls with prawn and chicken), Po pear tod (fried Thai spring rolls with pork, glass noodles and mushrooms), Satay gai (marinated chicken on a spear) and Kung mapraow tod (coconut marinated tiger prawns) were paired with sauces that accented each starter nicely. The vegetables were fresh, the chicken woody and grilled and the coconut layer on the prawns delectable. “I could eat these for the rest of the night and be happy,” my friend told me. I couldn’t agree more. With such a great start to the meal, we were excited to get into our main dishes. The crisp pinot cleansed our palates, and

with duck. The flavour was expertly balanced, and the cinnamon pushed it over the edge into “God damn, that’s good” territory. With some curry-soaked rice, the duck was dark and tender and the lichee was a fresh surprise. I didn’t recall the last time I’d had this kind of Thai and been so pleased. We had to call timeout. As delicious as the food was, we needed to pace ourselves. We switched to a dry cabernet sauvignon from Argentina and simply looked around. The restaurant had a low, warm hum that made it feel simultaneously full and intimate. Everyone looked to be enjoying their

meals as much as we were. Ten minutes later, Mike came back with the coup de grâce: a Coconut parfait with fresh fruit, a Mango sorbet and a Crème brûlée. We ordered espressos and soaked in the final rich touches of an exquisite meal. If you’re craving something deliciously savoury, Restaurant Spicylicious has you covered. Take shelter from the snowy cold of the city and tuck yourself away in this gem in the heart of Copenhagen. Their name doesn’t lie.

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There’s nothing all that unexpected about this journey LUKE RICHARDSON

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (11) Dir: Peter Jackson; US/New Zealand adventure/fantasy, 2012, 169 mins; Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett Premiered December 12 Playing nationwide

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T’S BEEN nine years since we last saw Peter Jackson tackle Tolkien’s fantastical world on the big screen, but now the New Zealand filmmaker returns with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The first of three film adaptations of the classic children’s book, its grandiloquence will please the fanatics, but leave those on the fence feeling disappointed and potentially nauseous. After a boisterous battle prologue, An Unexpected Journey starts similarly to The Fellowship of the Ring: in the comfort of the hobbit Shire with Frodo’s uncle, Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm), sitting in his subterranean bachelor pad and eulogising about his past. From here, the film sinks into a flashback, and the young Bilbo (played now by Martin Freeman) has uninvited guests for dinner: Gandalf the Grey (Sir Ian McKellen) and 13 rowdy, mostly forgettable dwarves, with twee names like Oin and Gloin and elaborate Movember facial attire. Following some hobbit bashing and poor dining etiquette, the indignant Bilbo is convinced to help the dwarves in their pursuit to reclaim their former kingdom after it was taken over by the dragon Smaug, and they all set off on a quest across Middle-earth to reclaim their lost land. Along the way, they get into scrapes with man-eating trolls, conniving goblins, maniacal orcs and intellectual elves (headed once again by Cate Blanchett’s Galadriel). Early on in the film’s hefty 169-minute running time, Gandalf turns to young Bilbo and suggests: ‘Every good story needs embellishment’. The wiz-

Now that December has come, Bilbo has to break it to the dwarves: it’s time to shave

ard is wise. Based on the first 100 pages of the novel, Jackson and his team of writers – now including Guillermo del Toro of Pan’s Labyrinth fame – struggle to hatch a consistently entertaining story to meet the excessive film length. Borrowing from the rest of Tolkien’s legendarium, there are superfluous subplots involving the annoying forest-dwelling wizard Radagast (Sylvester McCoy) and a tedious fight-out between two anthropomorphic rock creatures, lasting a whopping eight minutes. Even with a flabby storyline, some of the performances impress. Freeman

McKellen glows as Gandalf the Grey, but he’s about the only one

is simply fantastic as Bilbo. Famous as the hapless hero Tim from Ricky Gervais’s The Office, he brings much needed humour and heart to the film. Sir Ian McKellen is on fantastic form as the altruistic Gandalf, and Andy Serkis steals the show once again as the schizophrenic Gollum, who loses his ‘precious’ ring for the first time in a memorable cryptic showdown with Bilbo. In an attempt to make the special effects and props look as realistic as possible, the film is expensively shot at 48 frames per second, rather than the standard 24. It’s a jarring experience

– instead of the desired effect, such perfection and detail causes the film to look stagey, even imperfect. To it’s credit, the new technological advance works to great effect in the battle sequences, but is bothersome during the smaller, dramatic moments (seeing bigfooted hobbits waddle along New Zealand mountain sides is funny enough, without looking like it’s being played at double speed). It’s a great shame, particularly because the 3D – for a change – is pretty darn good. But with reports of audience members falling ill during screenings, the simulated feeling of The Hobbit may be too much for some to

Andy Serkis beat out Zac Efron to play a younger Gollum this time

stomach. Like the blighted Star Wars prequels, the reawakening of this box office-devouring monster-franchise was bound to be tough. Its financial success inevitable, The Hobbit is something of a Lord of the Rings: diet edition. There are some moments of storytelling finesse, yet they are dragged down by the Fellowship formula. In the film’s closing moments, Bilbo turns to the rest of his gruff amigos and says: “I do believe the worst is behind us.” With two more three-hour movies to follow, we can only hope that Jackson spares us the same torment.

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14 - 20 December 2012 Dench, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Bérénice Marlohe Forget the latter Brosnan follies, the much maligned Quantum Tyrannosaur (15) of Solace and even fan-favorite Casino Royale because, for the Dir: Paddy Considine; first time in nearly two decades, UK drama, 2012, 91 mins; nobody is doing it better. MW Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan Searching for Paddy Considine’s directorial debut proves that he has Sugar Man (15) the makings of a masterful filmmaker. Tyrannosaur is a Dir: Malik Bendjelloul; Swe/ tale of disconnected people US/SA doc, 2012, 86 mins looking for humanity. One If you disappear into obscurity of the best British kitchen after an undistinguished music sink dramas of recent years, career, you can always take pride the plot may be relentlessly in the fact that halfway across miserable, but suggests that the world a nation is being inthe actor-turned-director has spired by your music to start a a bright future ahead. LR revolution against a racist oppressive regime. That’s at least The Act of Killing (15) what happened in the case of US ‘70s rocker Rodriguez, who was a hero to many during the Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer; South African struggle against UK/ Indo doc, 2012, 115 mins apartheid. Swedish filmmaker When the Indonesian govern- Bendjelloul follows two South ment was overthrown by the African fans as they try to find military in 1965, local gangster out what happened to their hero, Anwar Congo and his friends and the result is as compelling were appointed death squad as a real-life detective story. LL leaders, helping the army to kill an estimated one million ethnic Chinese alleged communists and intellectuals. This documen- Avoid like the Plague tary’s masterstroke is revealing these monsters as human, and therefore recognisable. This is how it manages to touch Think Like A Man (3) us − and in doing so, the film transcends its medium. MW Dir: Tim Story; US romcom, 2012, 122 mins;; Gabrielle Union, Kevin Skyfall (11) Hart, Taraji P Henson If you can get over the VictoriDir: Sam Mendes; UK/US an-age premise of Think Like A action/thriller, 2012, 143 Man, you might enjoy some of mins; Daniel Craig, Javier the dirty jokes from a cast who Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Judi do their best with a wafer-thin script. Writers Keith Merry and

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David Newman attempt to create four vivacious female leads, but all four fall into the same age-old cliches. We’re left with a predictable battle of the sexes romcom with little more to offer than a few soon-forgotten chuckles. LL

End of Watch (15) Dir: David Ayer; US action/thriller, 2012, 109 mins; Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick, Natalie Martinez Writer/director David Ayer (Training Day) is a one-trick pony who likes to depict Los Angelenos who straddle the line between law and criminality. As officer Brian Taylor (Gyllenhaal) and partner Zavala (Pena) patrol the streets, Ayer attempts to weave mocking brotherly banter between ethical certitudes and racial politics. In the end,, none of it serves this over-simplified story of good versus evil. AS

The Possession (15) Dir: Ole Bornedal; US horror, 2012, 92 mins; Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick The only twist in an otherwise by-the-book exorcism plot is that instead of a Christian demon, this is a Jewish one. This forgettable flick does a decent job at maintaining a feeling of dread throughout, but that’s mostly because the audience can’t wait for it to be over. ED

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Taken 2 (15)

Hope Springs (11)

Room 237 (15)

Dir: Olivier Megaton; US action, 2012, 95 mins; Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser The first film was a guilty pleasure that worked only for Neeson’s fast-paced and high-octane action sequences, and in spite of a mind-numbingly dreadful performance from Maggie Grace. Now they’re both back, but this time with frenetic fight scenes that appear to be stolen straight out of Die Hard, and even more screen time for Grace. Skip it. LL

Dir: David Frankel; US romcom, 2012, 100 mins; Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Mimi Rogers While the trailer makes this film look like a syrupy sex romp, only a mournful tale of relationship turmoil lurks beneath the slapstick jokes and sarcastic jibes. Longtime couple Kay (Streep) and Arnold (Jones) embark on an intensive marriage counselling class in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage. The film raises faint hope and humour during the counselling session scenes, but the therapist Bernie Feld (Carell) unfortunately then sends the couple out on intimacy exercises, shudder-worthy attempts at vulgar comedy. Short on laughs and drama alike, Hope Springs reduces Kay and Arnold’s reconciliation efforts to 100 minutes of bickering, crying, and attempts at intimacy. LR

Dir: Rodney Ascher; US doc, 2012, 102 mins Documentary film-maker Rodney Ascher delves into one of the most-beloved horror films of all-time, namely Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and, with the help of five hard-core Shining fans, explores some of the many symbolic interpretations surrounding the film. Most of it is far-fetched and absurd, but all of it entertaining! LL

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (11) Dir: Bill Condon; US fantasy, 2012, 119 mins; Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Michael Sheen The enormously lucrative franchise that is The Twilight Saga finally comes to an end. And thank god for that. As we’ve come to expect from the last four films, Part 2’s soap-operaesque script, lacklustre direction and mind-numbing melodrama are the film’s biggest problems. But perhaps the scariest part of all comes with the introduction of some new characters, which leaves the door open for potential spin-offs. Now there’s a scary thought. LR

Also Playing Killing Them Softly (15) Dir: Andrew Dominik; US crime/drama, 2012, 97 mins; Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy, Ray Liotta There’s a familiarity to almost every facet of Killing Them Softly, and while there’s some welcome nostalgia to be enjoyed from this medley of greatest gangster hits, it’s all so uncomfortably derivative. The intention to provide the film with some originality and depth shows, but the plot is minimal – and alas, it never seems to gel in any meaningful way. MW

Argo (15) Dir: Ben Affleck; US thriller, 2012, 120 mins; Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, Clea Duvall, Tate Donovan, Victor Garber While Affleck has gone to some lengths to deliver a restrained and tasteful film, the script itself is determined to show off, with the climax taking every opportunity to ratchet up the drama quite shamelessly. It might make for highly entertaining cinema, but falls short in convincing us of the narrative’s authenticity. For a film about disguise, this film masquerades as one belonging to the dangerous fringes of political filmmaking, but reveals itself to be quite mainstream and, like Affleck himself, a little more ordinary that it really should be. MW

PROGRAMME: THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER - WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER 2012 All times are subject to change KINOPALÆET without notice; consult Klampenborgvej 215 A, Lyngby www.kino.dk for confirmation. Argo (15) 21:10 End of Watch (15) PALADS 21:20 Axeltorv 9, Cph K; 7013 1211 Hope Springs (11) Argo (15) 19:00 (Fri) 21:30 Killing Them Softly (15) End of Watch (15) 19:00 11:30-14:00-16:30-19:00Skyfall (11) 21:30 12:10-15:15-18:30-21:30 Hope Springs (11) The Hobbit 2D (11) 19:00 11:00-12:00-14:30-16:00Looper (15) 18:00-20:00-21:30 (Fri & Sat) 21:30 The Hobbit 3D (11) The Possession (15) 10:30-11:00-14:00-14:3019:00-21:30 17:30-18:00-21:00-21:30 Skyfall (11) The Twilight Saga: Breaking 12:30-15:30-17:00-18:30Dawn - part 2 (11) 20:00-21:30 11:00-13:40-15:30-18:30Taken 2 (15) 20:45 (Sat) 19:00-21:30 The Hobbit 2D (11) 1 1 : 0 0 - 1 2 : 0 0 - 1 4 : 3 0 - 1 6 : 0 0 - VESTER VOV VOV Abalonsgade 5, Cph V, 3324 4200 18:00-20:00-21:30 The Act of Killing (15) The Hobbit 3D (11) 1 0 : 0 0 - 1 0 : 3 0 - 1 1 : 0 0 - 1 2 : 0 0 - 15:00-19:00 1 3 : 3 0 - 1 4 : 0 0 - 1 4 : 3 0 - 1 6 : 0 0 - Room 237 (15) 1 7 : 0 0 - 1 7 : 3 0 - 1 8 : 0 0 - 2 0 : 0 0 - 17:00 Searching for Sugar Man (15) 20:30-21:00-21:30 The Twilight Saga: Breaking 12:15-16:15-19:15-21:00 Dawn - part 2 (11) 11:30-14:00-16:30-19:00-21:30

FISKETORVET

Kalvebod Brygge 57, Cph V; 7010 1202 Killing Them Softly (15) 19:00 Skyfall (11) 10:00-13:00-16:00-18:3021:30-23:59 The Hobbit 2D (11) 10:30-14:00-17:30-21:00-21:15 The Hobbit 3D (11) 10:00-11:00-11:30-12:3013:30-14:30-15:00-16:0017:00-18:00-18:30-19:3020:30-21:30-22:00-23:00 (Fri & Sat) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - part 2 (11) 11:00-13:30-16:00-18:3021:00-23:30 (Fri & Sat)

GENTOFTE KINO

Gentoftegade 39; www.gentoftekino.dk The Hobbit 3D (11) 18:00

GRAND TEATRET

Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8, Cph K www.grandteatret.dk Argo (15) 11:30-14:00-16:30-19:00-21:30 Killing Them Softly (15) 12:00-14:20-16:40-19:00-21:30 Searching for Sugar Man (15) 17:00 The Hobbit 2D (11) 12:00-16:00-20:00

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN

Sylows Allé 15, Frederiksberg, 7013 1211; www.falkonerbio.dk Hope Springs (11) 17:00-19:20 Killing Them Softly (15) 21:45 Skyfall (11) 21:00 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - part 2 (11 10:30-13:10 The Hobbit 2D (11) 11:00-14:30-18:00-21:30 The Hobbit 3D (11) 10:30-11:00-14:00-17:3018:20-21:00-22:00

DAGMAR

Jernbanegade 2, Cph K 3314 3222 Argo (15) 21:15 Hope Springs (11) 9:45-12:00-16:40-19:00 (Fri & Sat) Killing Them Softly (15) 14:20-19:00-21:15 (Sat) The Hobbit 2D (11) 11:00-14:30-18:00-21:30

EMPIRE BIO

Guldbergsgade 29F; Cph N, 3536 0036; www.empirebio.dk The Act of Killing (15) 17:00 (Sat & Sun) Keep the Lights On (11) 15:00 (Sat & Sun) Skyfall (11) 22:00 The Hobbit 2D (11) 13:15-16:45-18:15-20:15 The Hobbit 3D (11) 11:30-14:45-21:45 Tyrannosaur (15) 22:00 (Sat & Sun)

CINEMATEKET

Gothersgade 55, Cph K 3374 3400; www.dfi.dk A Simple Life 19:15 (Thu) Bulhead 21:45 (Fri) Mifune’s Last Song 14:15 (Sun) The Brussels Business 16:30 (Sun) The Life & Death of a Poorno Gang 21:45 (Wed)

IMPERIAL

Ved Vesterport 4, Cph V 70131211; www.imperialbio.dk The Hobbit 3D (11) 11:00-14:30-18:00-21:30

GLORIA

Rådhuspladsen 59, Cph K 3312 4292; www.gloria.dk Tyrannosaur (15) 18:00-21:15


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TELEVISION

14 - 20 December 2012

PICK O THE W F EEK

City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri DRK, Sat 20:00

IT’S OFFICIAL. Swedish TV is pants. With Malmø hosting the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, its national channels have been drastically cutting back to help fund it, and we might have to put up with this dearth until 2014. They haven’t had anything decent to watch in Pavlopetri for … 3,000 years. The ancient Greek city has the dubious honour of being the world’s oldest submerged archaeological town site and is now the subject of the BBC doc City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri. It would be tough selling that one to kids, but no doubt some of the sharks in Consuming Kids (DR2, Mon 23:10) would be able to convince Junior he needs to persuade his parents to take him scuba diving off the Peloponnese. Ameri-

can kids are the most powerful consumer demographic in the world, and this doc lifts the lid on the buttons the moneymen push to make them want more and more candy. But it’s not just kids. Just ask the subjects of Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook (DR2, Sat 20:01) and Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippie (DR2, Sat 20:45), two geeks who have changed our world forever. Talking of which, the film nerds among you might want to record Cameraman - The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (DRK, Tue 10:15), a doc about the legendary cinematographer who shot most of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s classic movies, providing you can shake off your student union hangover to get up that early.

Elsewhere, Pedigree Dogs Re-Exposed (SV2, Sun 22:10) is an alarming doc about British dog breeding; rewatch the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Concert (BBC Ent, Sat 21:00) and the epic first series of Game of Thrones (TV3, Tue 21:00); TV3 Puls is screening two British festive cookery programmes: DRK, Sat 20:00 City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong with David Hasselhoff and Russel Grant (a fat astrologer big again thanks to his country’s love of dance shows) and Heston Blumenthal’s In Search Of Perfection: Christmas Special (Tue 20:00); and Blind Flight is a compelling 2004 TV drama about the kidnapping of Brian Keenan and John McCarthy – two men gone so long, Generation X thought they’d never see them again. BEN HAMILTON TV3 Puls, Sun 20:00 Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong

spor t THE W OF EEK

DR1, Sun 11:20 World Club Cup final

FILM O THE W F EEK

DRK, Tue 00:15 Blind Flight

Friday 14

Saturday 15

Sunday 16

Monday 17

Tuesday 18

Wednesday 19

Thursday 20

17:00-17:50 Murder, She Wrote 21:25-23:10 Lakeview Terrace (US thriller, 2008) Samuel L Jackson 23:10-00:40 Scorched (US com, 2003) Alicia Silverstone

20:00-21:25 Matador (Dan drama, 1978) Jørgen Buckhøj 21:25-23:30 For Your Eyes Only (UK action, 1981) Roger Moore 23:30-01:15 On Golden Pond (US drama, 1981) Katharine Hepburn

11:20-13:30 World Club Cup final 23:15-00:45 Lewis (UK crime series, 2010) Kevin Whately

17:00-17:50 Murder, She Wrote 22:30-23:20 Amber (Ire drama series, 2012) 23:20-00:15 Paradox (UK thriller series, 2009)

17:00-17:50 Murder, She Wrote

17:00-17:50 Murder, She Wrote 22:30-23:20 Homeland (US thriller series, 2012) Claire Danes 23:20-00:00 Damages

17:00-17:50 Murder, She Wrote 22:30-23:55 The Christmas Wish (US rom, 1998) 23:55-01:05 Blue Murder (UK crime series, 2004) Ian Kelsey

17:55-19:00 How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin (UK doc, 2009) 19:05-20:00 Sherlock Holmes (UK crime series, 1986) 20:00-22:00 The Constant Gardener (UK thriller, 2005) Ralph Fiennes

20:01-20:45 Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook (UK doc, 2011) - part of the DR2 technology theme night 20:45-21:30 Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippie (UK doc, 2012) 23:10-00:40 Scott & Bailey (UK crime series, 2011) Suranne Jones

20:00-21:00 River Cottage

17:55-18:20 The Daily Show 18:30-19:00 Oz & James’ Big Wine Adventure (UK doc series, 2008) 19:10-20:00 River Cottage 23:10-00:00 Consuming Kids (US doc, 2008)

17:55-18:20 The Daily Show 18:30-19:00 Oz & James’ Big Wine 19:10-19:55 River Cottage 21:40-22:30 River Cottage - Christmas Special 2010

18:30-19:00 Oz & James’ Big Wine 20:00-20:45 River Cottage Christmas Special 2011 23:10-00:10 Karla’s Arrival (US doc, 2010) US-made, Spanish-language

18:30-19:00 Oz & James’ Big Wine 19:10-20:00 River Cottage 20:00-22:30 2012 (US drama, 2009) John Cusack 23:50-01:35 Planet of the Apes (US scifi, 1968) Charlton Heston

16:15-17:10 Friends 20:35-22:15 Christmas with the Kranks (US family, 2004) Tim Allen 22:15-00:30 Shanghai Knights (US action, 2003) Owen Wilson

22:10-00:05 GI Cobra: The Rise of the Cobra (US action, 2009) Sienna Miller

20:35-22:30 The Golden Compass (US adventure, 2007) Nicole Kidman 22:30-23:25 Michael Bublé Christmas show 2012

16:15-17:10 Friends 22:30-00:20 Mission Impossible (US action, 1996) Tom Cruise

16:45-17:10 Friends 22:30-00:35 Mission Impossible 2 (US action, 2000) Tom Cruise

16:15-17:10 Friends 22:35-00:20 Mission Impossible 3 (US action, 2006) Tom Cruise

16:15-17:10 Friends 23:20-01:10 A History of Violence (US thriller, 2005) Viggo Mortensen

18:10-19:05 King of Queens 19:05-20:00 Friends 23:40-00:30 Russell Howard’s Good News (UK com series, 2011)

18:10-19:05 King of Queens 19:05-20:00 Friends 20:00-21:30 Beauty and the Beast (US crime series, 2012) Kristin Kreuk

11:40-21:00 Entourage (US com series, 2010) season seven 21:00-21:45 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow

18:10-19:05 King of Queens 19:05-20:00 Friends 23:45-00:30 Russell Howard’s Good News

18:15-19:05 King of Queens 19:05-20:00 Friends 23:55-00:40 Russell Howard’s Good News

18:10-19:05 King of Queens 19:05-20:00 Friends 23:35-00:25 Russell Howard’s Good News

18:10-19:05 King of Queens 19:05-20:00 Friends 00:00-00:45 Russell Howard’s Good News

17:00-19:00 NCIS 20:00-20:30 NCIS 20:30-22:30 Bridget Jones’s Diary (UK romcom, 2001) Renée Zellweger 22:30-01:15 Sex and the City (US com series, 1998) Sarah Jessica Parker

19:00-20:00 Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course (UK food program, 2012) 20:00-21:00 Mobbed (US reality show, 2011) 21:00-23:25 Spider-Man (US action, 2002) Tobey Maguire 23:25-02:05 Sex and the City

21:00-23:00 Hancock (US action, 2008) Will Smith 23:00-01:35 Sex and the City

17:00-18:00 NCIS 20:00-21:00 The Mentalist 22:00-00:35 Sex and the City

17:00-19:00 NCIS 21:00-22:20 Game of Thrones (US drama series, 2011) Mark Addy 22:20-00:55 Sex and the City

17:00-19:00 NCIS 21:00-22:15 Game of Thrones 22:15-00:55 Sex and the City

17:00-19:00 NCIS 21:00-22:15 Game of Thrones 22:15-00:55 Sex and the City

17:00-18:00 The Simpsons 18:00-20:00 How I Met Your Mother 20:00-21:00 Man V Food Nation (US food travel series, 2012) 21:00-22:55 Aliens vs Predator (US/ Can/Ger action, 2004) Alexa Woods

16:35-21:00 Top Gear 21:00-23:20 Falling Down (US action, 1993) Michael Douglas 23:20-01:15 Urban Justice (US action, 2007) Steven Seagal

02:20-05:50 NFL: New England Patriots vs San Francisco 49’ers

17:00-18:00 The Simpsons 18:00-20:00 How I Met Your Mother 20:00-21:00 Man V Food Nation 21:00-23:10 Underworld (US action, 2006) Kate Beckinsale 23:10-00:15 Spartacus (US action series, 2010) Andy Whitfield

17:00-18:00 The Simpsons 18:00-20:00 How I Met Your Mother 20:00-21:00 Man V Food Nation 21:00-22:50 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (US action, 2009) Michael Sheen 22:50-23:55 Spartacus

17:00-18:00 The Simpsons 18:00-20:00 How I Met Your Mother 20:00-21:00 Man V Food Nation 21:00-23:15 Mercury Rising (US action, 1998) Bruce Willis 23:15-00:20 Spartacus

17:00-18:00 The Simpsons 18:00-20:00 How I Met Your Mother 20:00-21:00 Man V Food Nation 21:00-23:05 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (US com, 2005) Robert Downey Jr. 23:05-01:15 Spartacus

17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 Ghost Whisperer 21:00-22:15 Things We Lost in the Fire (US drama, 2007) Halle Berry 23:15-00:15 Grey’s Anatomy

19:00-20:00 Hart of Dixie (US drama series, 2011) 20:00-20:30 Cougar Town (US com series, 2009) Courteney Cox 20:30-22:35 The Santa Clause 2 (US Christmas film, 2002) Tim Allen 22:35-00:55 Eight Below (US drama, 2006) Paul Walker

00:00-00:55 Biggest Loser (US reality show)

17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 Ghost Whisperer 20:00-21:00 Hart of Dixie 21:00-00:15 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (US drama, 2008) Brad Pitt

17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 Ghost Whisperer 22:55-23:55 Grey’s Anatomy

17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 Ghost Whisperer 22:00-23:00 Trinny and Susannah’s Makeover Mission - Netherlands 23:00-00:00 Grey’s Anatomy

17:05-18:00 Grey’s Anatomy 18:00-19:00 Private Practice 19:00-20:00 Ghost Whisperer 22:00-23:00 Trinny and Susannah’s Makeover Mission - Netherlands 23:05-00:05 Grey’s Anatomy

18:00-19:00 Once Upon a Time 19:00-19:30 Mike & Molly 19:30-20:30 The Big Bang Theory 22:30-00:30 Big Momma’s House (US com, 2000) Martin Lawrence

18:00-19:00 Once Upon a Time 19:00-19:30 Mike & Molly 20:30-22:45 The Game Plan (US family, 2007) Dwayne Johnson 22:45-01:35 Devil’s Advocate (US thriller, 1997) Keanu Reeves

18:00-19:00 Once Upon a Time 20:00-21:00 Perception (US crime series, 2012) Eric McCormack 21:00-22:55 Missing (US action series, 2012) Ashley Judd 22:55-23:50 Criminal Minds

18:00-19:00 Once Upon a Time 19:00-19:30 Mike & Molly (US com series, 2010) 19:30-20:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:30-22:15 The Santa Clause 3 (US family, 2006) Tim Allen 22:15-23:10 Criminal Minds

18:00-19:00 Once Upon a Time 19:00-19:30 Mike & Molly 19:30-20:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:30-21:30 CSI 21:30-23:35 Tropic Thunder (US action, 2008) Robert Downey Jr. 23:35-00:30 Criminal Minds

18:00-19:00 Once Upon a Time 19:00-19:30 Mike & Molly 19:30-20:30 The Big Bang Theory 21:30-22:25 Criminal Minds 22:25-23:20 Detroit 1-8-7 (US crime series) 23:20-00:15 CSI

18:00-19:00 Once Upon a Time 19:00-19:30 Mike & Molly 19:30-20:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:30-21:30 CSI 23:30-00:25 Detroit 1-8-7

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