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’M A NEW YORKER in Copenhagen, and if there’s one thing that I hate about being an outsider, it’s being expected to be a tourist. My first week here involved seeing Nyhavn, perusing the shops on Strøget and going up to see the Little Mermaid. I toured Christiansborg Slots, rode the Dæmon at Tivoli and climbed the spiral steeple of the Church of our Saviour in Christianshavn. I’ve been here for a little under half a year now, though. I’m on to bigger − and cooler − things. Wondercool is exactly what I need. Smack in the middle of the worst part of the Danish winter, Wondercool will remind you why Copenhagen is so … well … cool.


This weekend is Fashion Week, and running alongside it is the Copenhagen Fashion Festival. So go thrift-sea diving at the flea market at Korsgadehallen. Party with the girls at Just Female. Or shop-hop around Copenhagen when Friday’s Fashion Night Out turns the streets into champagne bars (see G12 for full details). We’ve even got a super exclusive party to go to on Saturday − how ‘New York’. And that’s only fashion. We’ve collected anything and everything that’s happening around Copenhagen in the next seven days, and it’s all listed in the next couple of pages. So go ahead and let Wondercool put the sunshine back in this cold and dark month. I promise you’ll find something fabulous. AMY STRADA


















ASHION IN Copenhagen is something you notice immediately. The Danes all look like models, and their ensembles always hit the perfect medium between “I just threw this on” and “I’m a sartorial genius.” As such, the city has become one of the fashion capitals of the world, and this weekend is here to celebrate that fact. The first Copenhagen fashion show was held at Bella Center in 1968, but the city didn’t host its first festival until 1981. Since then, Copenhagen Fashion Week has transformed from a small cat-

erpillar into an internationally-respected butterfly. Unfortunately, the fashion world is rife with secret passwords and exclusivity; Vivienne Westwood and French Connection aren’t likely to open their doors to just anyone. That’s where the Copenhagen Fashion Festival steps in to invite us mere mortals to play dress-up. The line-up for this weekend looks like a great mix of fashion and culture. For one, Cinemateket is running a miniature film festival through Sunday, from the theme of ‘Dreams of Darkness and


is sure to be an enticingly exclusive bash. But the real kick this weekend happens when you see all the stuff you can do without dropping a single kroner. Starting on Friday with Fashion Night Out, the shops of Copenhagen welcome you through their doors with open arms – where a free glass of bubbly is waiting! Scouring through the overwhelming number of events, we’ve compiled a list of places you can go throughout the weekend and reap the benefits of living in the fashion capital of Scandinavia. AMY STRADA

Colour’ to the fashionable history of the 1930s to a look at how Danish designers utilise the medium of film to showcase their collections. Fashion and film buffs will rejoice in kind. For another, the end of Fashion Week also means a good excuse to party hard. Fashion Week closes out on Saturday at the swanky First Hotel Sankt Petri, while the Fashion Festival loosens up the ties a party at the always-cool HIVE. But the place you probably want to be – and be seen – is at Simons when Danish designer Peter Jensen hosts what BOSS – CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE ØSTERGADE 15, CPH K; FRI 18:00-21:00 JUST FEMALE – BEER SVÆRTEGADE 10, CPH K; FRI 18:00-21:00





[DETAILS] EXHIBIT Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; ends Feb 28, Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-22:00, Mon closed; tickets: adults 55kr, under-18s free adm; Consisting of about 80 drawings, paintings and graphic illustrations from both the museum’s own and other Danish art collections, Detaljer (Details) is composed of works from 1700 to the 1930s and shows how artists over time have worked with details in art. The exhibition highlights the meaning and importance of details in art and also deals with how we experience and take in art. KLH TEXHIBITION: EARLY DRAWINGS Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, GL Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; ends Feb 21; tickets: 95kr; Louisiana is the first museum in the world to host this series of Andy Warhol’s early drawings, which have remained untouched in a suitcase since just after his death. Rediscovered by chance in the Andy Warhol Foundation archive, the collection of over 200 drawings harks back to the 1950s, before Warhol became Pop Art’s poster boy. VE CARL-HENNING PEDERSEN TURNS 100 Arken Museum for Modern Kunst, Skovvej 100, Ishøj; Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-21:00; tickets: 95kr; Danish artist Carl-Henning Pedersen would have turned 100 years old this year. ARKEN Museum for Modern Kunst celebrates the birthday of this treasured artist, a leading figure in the European art group COBRA, with an exhibition showcasing the artist’s sprawling, poetic paintings dating from the end of the 1930s to his death in 2007. VE



Choose from our wide variety of dishes ANRI SALA Louisiana, Gamel Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; ends Feb 3, Fri 11:00-22:00, Sat & Sun 11:00-18:00; adult tickets: 95kr, concessions: 85kr, under-18s: free adm; The film and music compositions of Albanian artist Anri Sala comment on politics and personal relationships. BF RAW PROJECTION EXHIBITION Busk Design Store, Ahlefeldtsgade 23, Cph K; ends Feb 14; free adm During the Copenhagen Fashion Festival, BUSK design store will present Kira Richards Hansen’s video installation UnMove, featuring leather accessories by designer Pia Busk. The raw, minimalist installation will be projected onto a white stone wall, to be viewed through the store’s windows around the clock. VE DEBATE: DANISH FASHION AND FILM Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Nikolaj Plads 10, Cph K; Sun 15:00; free adm; This event aims to debate and discuss how Danish designers and brands use film to showcase their work – both the possibilities and limitations. The panel includes designers who have used film in the past: Prisca Vilsbøl, Barbara I Gongini and David Andersen, as well as photographer Noam Griegst and Else Skjold from the Kolding School of Design. Moderated by Maria Mackinney-Valentin from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. VE

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ORGANIC CURRYWURST Café Fodbold, Købmagergade by Hellingåndskirken and Rundetårn, Cph K; Mon-Sat in Feb, 11:00-18:00; Tickets: 39kr You can warm yourself up with a currywurst at Cafe Fodbold. The sausage is served with warm root vegetables, sauerkraut and lots of curry ketchup of course. Enjoy this meal at Den Økologiske Pølsemand (the Organic Hot Stand), also known as Cafe Fodkold, which is located on Købmagergade by Helligåndskirken and Rundetårn (the Round Tower). BSM SMØRREBRØD WITH A TWIST AND ARTISAN BEERS Restaurant Kronborg, Brolæggerstræde 12, 1211 Cph K; Mon-Sat in Feb 11:00-17:00; Lunch platter: 215kr, Beer menu: 150kr Restaurant Kronborg twists the classic Danish lunch platter with the herring, fish and meat of the season as well as a bite of cheese and a little something for your sweet tooth. Beer ambassador Kasper Larsen from Nørrebro Bryghus has chosen a selection of well-brewed artisan beers that complement the delicacies. Pre-booking necessary – minimum two covers. BSM FRENCH DINING AT FRU HEIBERG Fru Heiberg, Rosenvængets Alle 3, Cph Ø; 3 Courses: Tue-Sun in Feb, 17:00-22:00, 2 Courses: Tue-Sun in Feb, 11:3016:00; Tickets: 295kr; Fru Heiberg’s French chef has put together a threecourse

PANCAKES IN THE CRYPT AT CITY HALL City Hall, Rådhuspladsen 1, Cph K; Fri 16:30; Tickets: 80kr; Reservation: krsahl@kff. or call 3366 2584 Wander through the crypts of City Hall and have pancakes while you’re at it. There you can hear good stories about Copenhagen’s sixth City Hall, while drinking sparkling wine and enjoying the famous Rådhuspandekage. BSM COPENHAGEN TASTE ODYSSEY Den Økologiske Pølsemand, Købmagergade 52A, Cph K; Fri, 15:00; Tickets: 500kr Join Copenhagen’s Food Tour for a three and a half hour walk featuring numerous tastings from the New Nordic food scene. There will be samples from Aamann’s open sandwiches, Den Økologiske Pølsemand (organic hot dogs), award-winning apple dessert wine, three organic cheeses, Sømods boiled sweets, Summerbird chocolates and the Bornholm Shop. The tour ends with three foaming beers at Nørrebro Brewery. BSM BOCK BISTRO & VINOTEK: FOOD AND WINE Bock Bistro, Dag Hammarskjölds Alle 7, Cph Ø; ends Feb 28, 17:00-23:00; Ticket: 590kr; Reservation: call 3313 9194 Bock Bistro & Vinotek in Østerbro is offering you the chance to enjoy a true gourmet experience. A special three-course meal is available that will be served with a large variety of wines. BSM HAMLET NORDIC DINING: SIMPLE YET GOOD Hilton Copenhagen Airport, Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup; Mon-Fri in Feb, 18:00-22:30; Tickets: 375kr; Reservation: or call 3244 5353 Hilton Copenhagen Airport invites you to yet another culinary capital to experience ‘Simple Yet Good’ at Hamlet Nordic Dining. There, you will be offered a three-course meal that is based on the three principles of health, ecological produce and sustainability. BSM AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE Antiristorante L’Altro, Torvegade 62, Cph K; Mon-Sun in Feb, 18:00; Tickets: 450kr; www. Restaurant L’Altro is hosting a month of real mafia dining, where horse sausages, Peter

Clemenza’s pasta, and Sicilian wine from the island’s best wineries are served to the guests. There will be music fit for any gangster that walks through the door, and if you’re feeling lucky, you can also participate in a ‘Mafia Quiz’ and win a prize. BSM

CLIMATE FRIENDLY BRUNCH Cap Horn, Nyhavn 21, Cph K; every Sunday in Feb, 10:30-13:00; Tickets 129kr; Reservations: or call 3312 8504; Enjoy Cap Horn’s weekly brunch buffet offering a wide variety of climate-friendly and ecologically-farmed dishes. Fill your plate with organic Danish yoghurt and granola, organic pancakes, salads and fish, and wash it all down with a glass of organic juice. Jazz overhead and a fire on the hearth make this weekend brunch a cosy, eco-friendly treat. JH

BRUNCH AT DAC& CAFE DAC& Cafe, Strandgade 27, Cph K; Sat& Sun in Feb 10:00-15:30; 175kr; Spoil your taste buds while treating your eyes to a view of the old harbour in Christianshavn at the Danish Architecture Centre’s cafe. Take your pick from their brunch selection, which offers everything from scrambled eggs with bacon to waffles, pancakes, cheese, yoghurts and more – all the while gazing at Copenhagen Harbour, Børsen and the opera house. JH

FOOD COURSE FOR CHILDREN Bisquitfabrikken, Jægersborggade 20, Cph N; Sun 11:00-15:00; Tickets: 150kr (adults), 300kr (kids); Reservations: charlotte.nowak@ or call 4016 8242 The Bisquit Factory caters to the little ones with a food course for children, this time with a focus on fish. Join your kids in the kitchen as they learn how to cut, prepare and cook fish, and treat your efforts with dessert afterwards, but don’t forget to bring along your own drinks – and aprons! All of the recipes are available to take home later. JH

A MUSICAL TAKE ON JAPANESE CUISINE Hero Kitchen & Hotel Bar, Jarmers Plads 3, Cph V; every Sat in Feb, 17:00-23:00; Tickets: 350kr; Hero Kitchen marries music and food in this underground supper club. This month, the restaurant will focus on Japanese cuisine in a four-week series taking place every Saturday in February. Each event tackles a different theme, including ‘fashion week’, ‘water’, ‘winter’, and ‘rising sun’. Purchase of a ticket is valid for all four weekly events and is required to obtain further details. JH

AVENUE HIGH TEA & STRANGAS CAKES Avenue Hotel, Åboulevard 29, Frederiksberg; Sun 13:00-15:00 & 15:30-17:30; Tickets: 275kr; Reservations: email Acclaimed confectioner Nikolaos Strangas has been famous among Copenhageners since opening his Conditorei & Cakeaway in 2011. Strangas teams up today with the swanky Avenue Hotel today in a celebration of cakes and cafe culture. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the cakes alongside a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate – and if that’s not sugary enough, pick at the buffet of scones, clotted cream and jam, macarons and finger sandwiches. JH

GASTRO CRUISE Departs from Restaurant Søren K, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K; every Sat in Feb, 13:00; Tickets: 375kr; Enjoy a covered canal boat cruise around Copenhagen Harbour every Saturday in February. The tour stops at six different restaurants, where you’ll be able to sample their signature dishes featuring mussels. JH

FREE WINE & FREE JAZZ Gustav’s Bistro & Butik, Classensgade 11A, Cph Ø; Feb 3-9 18:00; Tickets: 650kr, available at the door; Satisfy your senses at Gustav’s in Østerbro with an evening of fine wine, dining and music. Various jazz artists will fill the room with their tunes each night to serenade you while you sip. Check out the website for artist details. JH

THE DIRTY MODEL EDITION Secret location available to guests, Cph K; Sat 18:15; Tickets: 750k,



This guerrilla dining experience celebrates Fashion Week’s designers without the catwalk. Hosted by Silver.Spoon, a gastronomy society that creates unique dining experiences for adventurous eaters, this event will dip into fashion’s use of geometric shapes and textures through cuisine. Each of the evening’s six courses will be paired not only with its own assortment of beverages but with its own playlist and lightshow. JH

MIKKELLER + MIELCKE & HURTIGKARL: FOCUS ON BEER Paradehuset, Frederiksberg Have, Frederiksberg Runddel 1A, Frederiksberg; Fri Feb 1 and 8, 19:00; Tickets: 1,250kr; the-brewery The brewery Mikkeller and restaurant Mielcke & Hurtigkarl are offering unique flavours in February. After several years of close collaboration in the development of beer with food, beer in food and food in beer, Mikkeller and Mielcke & Hurtigkarl have composed an entire menu where the focal point is the interaction between beer and food. Several unique beers have been brewed specifically for these events. All the dishes are prepared in harmony with the beer they are served with. BSM

BEHIND THE SCENES AT COBE ARCHITECTS COBE, Njalsgade 17-27 Building 15, N, 1st Floor, Cph S; Fri 16:00-17:30; free adm; Danish architecture is famed around the world for its modern concepts and cool, sleek design. Now you have the opportunity to sit down with a firm at the fore. COBE Architects has a good number of upcoming projects around town, from modern housing on the Christianshavn waterfront across from Nyhavn to a few new kindergartens and youth clubs. Go behind the doors of


focus on the potato of the sea: the blue mussel. The weekend also offers a bunch of activities as well as good offers and discounts. BSM

French-inspired meal. The meal consists of an a French onion soup with croutons and Gruyère cheese as an appetiser, while the main offers a classic Coq au vin that consists of cockerel braised in red wine accompanied by pearl onions, mushrooms, smoked bacon, herbs and mashed potatoes. The evening’s dessert is Tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream and caramel. BSM



TOUR DE TORVEHALLERNE Hal 2, Torvehallerne, Frederiksborggade 21, Cph K; Tue & Thu in Feb (Feb 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21) 14:30; Tickets: 250kr; Reservations: www. or call 5012 3645 Explore Torvhallerne Copenhagen’s magnificent food hall, on this two-hour guided tour, which offers tastings from many stallholders as an added perk. The guides will explain the background and history of the various products on sale and happily adapt tours to suit each group’s interest. Tours are held in Danish and English. JH PEDER OXE: TEMPTATIONS OF THE SEA Peder Oxe; Gråbrødretorv 11, Cph K; Tue 18:00; sea menu: 345kr, wine menu: 150kr; Reservations: or call 3311 0077 The chefs at Peder Oxe are celebrating the sea, and have put together a menu commemorating the temptations of Danish waters. Start off the three-course meal with Roe on crisp potato pancakes, followed by Pan fried cod for the main course, served with sautéed savoy cabbage and beurre blanc sauce. Finish off the evening with Sea buckthorn ice cream on top of apple compote with almonds. JH FOOD QUIZ Madsvinet, Enghavevej 58, Cph V; first and third Tue (Feb 5 & 19), starting at 19:00; Tickets: 350kr; Who doesn’t love proving their culinary intelligence while dining on a delicious five-course meal? Enjoy a night at Madsvinet – you might learn a thing or two! AS CHILI QUEEN BY STREET CORNER KITCHEN Location to be announced on ticketing site; Thu 16:30-22:00; Tickets: 85kr; chiliqueen Copenhagen is not known for its chilli, but that’s a shame. This basic dish has a plethora of variations, so come out and enjoy Chef Fabian Moraga’s twist on his family’s Chilean recipe. The Swede will be sure to surprise those wary of interesting chillis. This is exactly what you’ll need on a dark, frozen February night. Be sure to check Wondercool’s website for updates on the location. Walk-ins are welcome. AS PIEMONTE MEETS VESTERBRO VINSTUE Vesterbro Vinstue, Istegade 128, Cph V; every Thu in February, starting at 18:00; Tickets: 350kr; Reservations: or call 3325 1080 Italy is great at making wine, so why not experience the delectable wines made in the northwestern region of Piedmonte? This new wine bar is spotlighting the velvety reds that are famed from this area. Feast on a four-course meal paired with four Piemontes at this Italian and Danish establishment. AS



BLUE MUSSEL BONANZA Torvehallerne, Frederiksborggade 21, Cph K; Fri & Sat 10:00, Sun 11:00; Free adm; www. The first weekend of February offers a minimussel festival at Israel’s Plads called Blåt Guld. Danish fishmongers will be arriving in force at Torvehallerne to work with gastronomic specialists to put a common


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THE TRANSFORMATION OF CARLSBERG Visit Carlsberg, Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, Valby; Sat 12:00-13:00, Thu Feb 14 15:0016:00; tickets: 95kr, under 5: free adm; www. As one of the institutions of Denmark, Carlsberg Brewery is currently undergoing a massive transformation. This tour will show you the New Carlsberg Brewhouse, which will become a world-class attraction in the next couple of years. See the next face of the

LOUISIANA SATURDAY TOUR Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Gamel Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; Sats in February starting at 13:15; free adm; Get a free guided tour around Louisiana and learn about the history behind the museum and its status as a cultural centre. This tour focuses on the architecture of the building, but you will also get a chance to see some of the famed collections, such as Asger Jorn and the Giacometti rooms. Don’t fear – the tour is in English! AS

SUNDAY MORNING WALK THROUGH THE ROYAL DISTRICT OF FREDERIKSSTADEN Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, Cph K; first Sun and third Sun, Feb 17, starting at 11:00; tickets: 75kr Combine architecture with history on this Sunday morning walking tour through the ritzy and royal district of Frederiksstaden. Dripping in 18th century romanticism, this area has been said to combine the classic Parisian style with a distinct Danish traditional touch. The tour – all in English – will end at Copenhagen Harbour, overlooking the grand Opera House. AS


FASHION FRIDAY OF INDULGENCE Illum, Østergade 52, Cph K; Fri 15:00-21:00; free adm; It’s Fashion Night Out, and Illum is treating you to special opportunities at their store in central Copenhagen. Offering champagne while you shop, Illum has persuaded various brands to participate in this evening of great deals. Sephora will be making people over on a first come, first served basis; Paul Smith Men’s is serving British lagers; DAY Birger et Mikkelsen is giving out goodie bags to the first 100 buying customers; and Stella Nova will give you a pair of its jeans free if you are one of the first 25 buying customers. And many more brands are serving wine and chocolate, giving out discounts and DJ-ing. Don’t miss this! AS GET THE LOOK WITH MAC Magasin, Kongens Nytorv 13, Cph K; Fri 15:00-18:00; free adm; MAC has been key to a countless number of runway shows and looks, and tonight they are giving you the chance to get your face done up a la Peter Jensen’s runway show. AS GET EDUCATED! Fashion Design Akademiet, Nørregade 7C, Cph K; Fri 16:00-19:00; free adm; Has Fashion Week inspired you to become the next big designer? Maybe you just want to take a class or two? Head over to the Fashion Design Akademiet and learn about the opportunities you might have. Chat with professors about what they teach, and see what current students have been working on for the past five months. AS

SUPERLOVE RUNWAY SHOW Superlove, Gothersgade 9, Cph K; Fri 18:0021:00; free adm, register with; Superlove wants to have fun tonight. You’ll start out with a fashion show featuring new spring clothes from a handful of cool Danish designers. After the show, the shop will draw a lottery for some of the outfits featured. Then, check out what they’ve got in store – you can get 20 percent off selected items. AS EVENING OF ART W/ TERES ARVIDSSON & MÄRTA HANSSON Whyred Copenhagen Store, Pilestræde 35, Cph K; Fri 19:00-21:00; free adm Whyred Copenhagen Store hosts an evening of art, music and fashion discounts. While guests shop the new collection with a 20 percent discount, Teres Arvidsson from TRS and Märta Hansson from Märta My Dear will exhibit their collection of photos and paintings, some inspired by Whyred’s Spring/Summer 13 collection. Nathalia Barat, the lead singer of Bye Barat, will fill the store with her melancholic pop. VE MALENE BIRGER’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Companys Original, Strøget/Frederiksberggade 24, CPH K; Fri 10:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-17:00; free adm Companys Original celebrates ten years of Danish fashion brand By Malene Birger with decorations radiating the extraordinary energy of one of Scandinavia’s best-loved designers.



Customers who shop during the celebration will go in the draw to win By Malene Birger prizes, as well as a styling session with one of Companys’s personal shoppers. VE FASHION IN FILM Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K; Fri 21:30; tickets: 65kr; ‘Dreams of Darkness and Colour’ is the theme for the first evening of Cinemateket’s celebration of fashion in film. The presentation will combine a number of international short, silent films exploring fashion and colour with live music from Other Gardens. The ensemble will play off both dark and comedic aspects of the films – a performance which they have promised will be “dramatic”. VE COS CELEBRATES FASHION WEEK COS, Østergade 33, Cph K; Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-17:00; free adm Popular Swedish high-street brand COS is celebrating Copenhagen Fashion Week with a ten percent discount for selected days throughout the festival. Their designs are known for their bold block colours and architectural lines; both women’s and men’s ranges are stocked in their Strøget store. VE APAIR FOOTY FASHIONS SHOW Apair, Ny Østergade 3, Cph K; Sat 10:00 and 16:00; free adm In collaboration with stylists from Dennis Knudsen, shoe design brand Apair invites the public to join them backstage for a fashion event in their Ny Østergade store. Watch models being styled with the latest footwear trends while enjoying a glass of bubbles and treats from Danish chocolatier Summerbird. VE VINTAGE EXTRAVAGANZA FLEA MARKET Korsgadehallen, Korsgade 29, Cph N; starts Sat,


PARTY ON AT JUST FEMALE Just Female, Sværtegade 10, Cph K; Fri 18:0021:00; free adm; Just Female has become a renowned Danish

style, with its clean lines and unique details. In honour of Fashion Night Out, the edgy fashion shop is throwing a party for – appropriately – just females. Come and hang out, enjoy a beer, dance and peruse the cool clothes. There’ll be a 20 percent discount! AS


ends Mon Feb 11 open 10:00-16:00; tickets: 35kr; Old souls rejoice! Starting this Saturday, women – and women only – have the chance to shop at the biggest second-hand market in Copenhagen when Korsgadehallen, a giant recycling warehouse, is transformed into a vintage wonderland. Peruse ‘50s dresses, worn-in leather boots and a massive assortment of gently used goods – both from local Danes and designers. AS FASHION SHOW FOR KIDS name it, Vimmelskaftet 42, Cph K; Sat 12:0013:00; free adm; Who doesn’t want the coolest looking kid on the block? The new spring collection by name it, the shop for kids until the age of 12, will be featured Saturday afternoon. Be the first parent to snap up these fresh colours and designs before you remember how cold it actually is outside. AS YOUR PERSONAL SPRING LOOK Magasin, 2nd Floor, Kongens Nytorv 13, Cph K; Sat 14:00-16:00; free adm; Tired of the blacks, blues and greys of winter? Swing by Magasin this Saturday afternoon to look through the new spring collections. Need a bit more help? Magasin’s personal shoppers will be all around the second floor, offering up glasses of champagne and fabulously stylish tips for your coming summer ensemble. You can also enter a lottery to win 4,000kr worth of clothes from Acne! AS SUSTAINABLE FASHION SHOW & SWAP Swapamok, Frederiksholms Kanal 24, Cph K; Sat 16:00; free adm, register at kontakt@swapamok. dk; Swapamok is taking an environmentally-conscious stance this Fashion Week. Their runway show will feature clothes that have been


swapped on their website, and their staff will be modelling the looks. What’s even better is that you can be part of the fun! If you bring along a piece of clothing and a hanger, you can swap it for the items being worn on their runway! Hurry and snap up your ticket; they go on a first come, first served basis. AS FASHIONS OF 1934 ON FILM Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K; Sat 19:00; tickets: 65kr; Bette Davis stars in this musical comedy and fashion film classic as a designer who makes a fortune from copying famous dress designs and forging their designers’ signatures. Presented as part of Cinemateket’s Fashion in Film Festival. VE FASHION WEEK CLOSING CELEBRA-


First Hotel Sankt Petri, Krystalgade 22, Cph K; Sat 22:00-04:00; tables:, guest list: You don’t want to miss one of the biggest, flashiest parties of all of Copenhagen Fashion Week. Located in the swanky First Hotel Skt Petri, this party will be as fashionable as all of the runway shows combined. Dress to the nines, be sure to RSVP, and dance the night away with some the most beautiful people in the world. AS OFFICIAL FASHION FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY HIVE, Skindergade 45, Cph K; Sat 23:00; tickets: 100kr, tables:, guest list: list@ If you’re looking for something with a little more edge, the official Fashion Week closing party is open from 23:00 until ... whenever the party’s over. With cool music and a younger feel, this place will get you moving. Added bonus: the entrance fee goes to Danmark Indsamlingens’ charity projects in Africa. AS


MUSIC KLÖKKEBLÖMST ILK @ 5e, Slagtehusgade 5E, Cph V; Fri 20:00; tickets: 50kr A new Danish group, this trio debuted at Musketerfestivalen last year and are getting hot on the Danish jazz scene. Improv is their forte, but Klökkeblömst also maintain a very Scandinavian sound. AS JEPPE KJELLBERG Vor Frue Kirke, Nørregade 8, Cph K; Fri 21:00 Jeppe Kjellberg is a Danish native, and his music is of a more contemplative and jazzy style. Enjoy a relaxed evening at the night church in central Copenhagen with Kjellberg’s soothing guitar. AS ROGERS & HUTCH Jazzhus Montmartre, Store Regnegade 19A, Cph K; Fri & Sat 20:00; tickets: 350kr; www. The American duo of Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson – known as ‘Rogers & Hutch’ – pair up with two up-and-coming stars, Dane Ben Besiakov on piano and Swede Tomas Franck on sax. The quartet will be on stage for two nights and are sure to impress with classic jazz inspired by the old days. AS GET THE BLESSING Jazzhouse, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, Cph K; Fri 21:00; tickets: 180kr; The British are coming – to play some jazz, that is. Having been on the scene for over a decade now, Get The Blessing combine jazz and rock to create an interesting and playful sound. The quartet have received the BBC Jazz Award for their 2008 debut album ‘All

Is Yes’. Don’t miss this innovative and creative night of jazz. AS LARS JANSSON JazzCup, Gothersgade 107, Cph K on Sat 14:30; 60-80kr; Lars Jansson is one of the best Scandinavian jazz pianists on the scene. He has played with various big names throughout Scandinavia, but he has now made a name for himself. In addition to this show at JazzCup, Jansson can also be heard at Gustav’s Bistro during their week of ‘Free Wine and Free Jazz’ – see the ‘food’ section for more details. AS GUILLERMO KLEIN QUARTET Jazzhouse, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, Cph K; Sat 20:00; tickets: 140kr; www.jazzhouse. dk Argentina is known for passionately constructed music, and the composer and pianist Guillermo Klein is no different. He is accompanied by an additional pianist and two saxophonists for an evening of compositional vision. AS SCOTT HAMILTON & JAN LUNDGREN Den Sorte Diamant, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K; Sat 20:00; tickets: 200kr, students 150kr; Sweden and America come together on this night of jazz at the Black Diamond concert hall. Jan Lundgren’s unique Swedish sound on the piano is a match made in heaven for Scott Hamilton’s American stylings on the tenor sax. The duo play off each other in an eerily telepathic way. This promises to be an exquisite show. AS

MARIA LAURETTE FRIIS & SØREN KJÆRGAARD ILK @ 5e, Slagtehusgade 5E, Cph V; Sat 21:30; tickets: 50kr Both of these artists have worked with great Scandinavian names, but they come together now in a collaboration of electronic sounds and synth with acoustic sounds and vocals. AS IBRAHIM ELECTRIC Jazzhouse, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, Cph K; Sat 23:00; tickets: 150kr; This Danish trio have made a niche for themselves on the Euro music scene. These welltravelled gentlemen take inspiration from just about everywhere, taking jazz and infusing it with funk, disco, soul and rock – the recipe for the ‘Ibrahim Electric Stew’. The group are sure to play a night of jazz full of energy and fun. AS KUNSTCLASH Skuespilhuset, Sankt Annæ Plads 36, Cph K; Sun and Sun Feb 10, both 17:00-18:45; tickets: 375kr; For just under two hours, sit back and enjoy what Denmark has brought to the nation’s culture. Musicians Benjamin Koppel and Jesper Mechlenburg are hosting some of the biggest names in music and acting, dancing and philosophy. This is a night that is meant to ask the question: “What does it really mean to be Danish?” AS ROSCOE MITCHELL & THE THING Jazzhouse, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, Cph K; Wed 20:00; tickets: 170kr; The Thing has been around for over a decade, and the Norwegian and Swedish trio are mak-

ing their way to Copenhagen to perform with avant-garde and technical saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell. The New York Times has labelled him as an ‘iconoclast’, and his style is always modern. AS SIGURDUR FLOSASON QUARTET Paradise Jazz, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; Wed 20:30; tickets: 100kr; As cool and strange as the country from which he hails, Sigurdur Flosason is an alt sax player known as ‘Mr Jazz’ in Iceland. He is joined by Kjeld Lauritsen on the organ, Jacob Fischer on guitar and Kristian Leth on drums. AS HANNE BOEL Koncerthuset, Emil Holms Kanal 20, Cph S; Thu 20:00; tickets: 280kr; Alongside a great new group of musicians, Hanne Boel will be gracing the stage in DR’s Concert House to play her old favourites as well as some new songs. Enjoy the songs that made you love her in the first place – ‘Black Wolf ’ and ‘Light in Your Heart’ – and then fall in love with her all over again when she plays tunes off her new album The Shining of Things. AS LESZEK MOZDZER & LARS DANIELSSON Jazzhus Montmartre, Store Regnegade 19A, Cph K; Thu & Fri Feb 8 20:00; tickets: 370kr; www. This is an evening of world-class jazz stars. The Polish piano extraordinaire Leszek Mozdzer – ‘the Chopin of our time’ – joins the Swedish bassist Lars Danielsson for two nights at Jazzhus Montmartre. This is a rare astral align-

ment, so snap those tickets up quickly! AS PAUL BANKS & GUSTAF LJUNGGREN Bartof Café, Nordre Fasanvej 46, Frederiksberg; Thu 20:00; tickets: 60kr; These two buddies are sure to make one great night of jazz. Paul Banks takes the vocals, guitar and mandolin, while Gustaf Ljunggren works the sax and strings. AS MADS HYHNE TRAD BAND FEAT. BIRGITTE SOOJN & SOPHIA MAJ Paradise Jazz, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; Thu 20:30; tickets: 100kr; This trombonist made waves at last summer’s Jazz Festival, and he’s back in Copenhagen to win you over once more. His musical stylings include improv and experimental sounds. He’ll be joined by the vocals of Birgitte Soojin and Sophia Maj. AS MARK SOLBORG TRIO Koncertkirken, Blågårds Plads 6A, Cph N; Thu 21:30; tickets: 60kr Mark Solborg and Evan Parker get together at this cosy venue in Blågårds Plads. AS 60 MINUTES OF BEETHOVEN IN NEW YORK Dronningesalen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K; Thu 19:30; tickets: 200kr, under-25s 100kr; Uri Caine, with his quintessential jazzy New York sound, comes to Copenhagen to play the music of one of the greatest composers of all time: Beethoven. With a bit of jazz mixed in, this is bound to be one of the best shows all month long. AS


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