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WHAT'S HOT IN AARHUS This month, let the cosiness wash over you while grooving to electronic music in the Botanical Gardens, reliving the 1990s with Aqua’s infamous Barbie Girl, or noshing away on creamy pasta in one of Aarhus’s newest restaurants. Because, let’s face it, without carbs we can’t truly attain hygge, can we? PHOTOGRAPHS VARIOUS

CHILL OUT IN AARHUS AT STELLA POLARIS

TEXT BARBARA BALFOUR

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Check out a unique electronic one-day festival that tours throughout Denmark every summer: this year, Stella Polaris lends its chill vibes to Aarhus on July 28, where you can catch a stellar lineup of musical acts at the Botanical Gardens. This oasis of serenity, filled with flowering trees and trickling streams, is located just west of Den Gamle By (The Old Town). At this family-friendly outdoor concert, kids get their own dedicated area. Check online for the schedule or to download your favourite tunes from previous festivals. ■ WWW.STELLA-POLARIS.DK

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN PASTA Reliving the 1990s might make you long for comfort food, so you’re in luck. At Pasta Diem, the first Italian street food restaurant in Denmark, you can customize your own pasta for only 55 DKK. You’ll pay a little more for exotic variations like tagliatelle with wild boar sauce or black ravioli with shellfish sauce - but you’re worth it. ■ NØRREGADE 53

AARHUS JAZZ FESTIVAL - JØRGEN NIELSEN

■ MIDTBYEN, PETER HOLMS VEJ

BARBARA BALFOUR

■ WWW.PASTADIEM.DK

DANCE AWAY AT AARHUS JAZZ FESTIVAL More than 300 bands will play 380 concerts this month during the annual Aarhus Jazz Festival from 13-21 July. The program offers something for all tastes and all budgets. Included are fusions of pop, salsa, Afro-Cuban, and classical melodies. AND a number of events even offer free admission. Check out double Grammy Award-winning musicians Gregory Porter and Marcus Miller, both of whom will be playing this year. ■ VARIOUS VENUES (CHECK THE WEBSITE) ■ WWW.JAZZFEST.DK

AQUA-UNIVERSAL MUSIC

TRY LIFE IN PLASTIC - IT'S FANTASTIC Be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world…at least for one night when DanishNorwegian pop group Aqua takes over Tivoli for a 75-minute concert of some of the greatest hits of the 1990s. Tickets will set you back 135 DKK and can be purchased online.

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TELEVISION HOST, PRODUCER, PUBLIC SPEAKER, AND INTERNATIONAL PRINT JOURNALIST. In addition to hosting a live talk show, she writes regularly for BBC World News, The Globe and Mail, and ELLE, to name a few. She has published two children’s books, cont r i bu te d to tou r i s m guidebooks on Iceland and Chile, and co-edited an anthology of essays on Canada-European Union relations. Her work has taken her to over 40 countries, but she currently calls Aarhus home. When she’s not curled up with a good book and a hazelnut hot chocolate, you might be able to find her spinning away on the dance floor of a salsa club, or nestled in a window seat on a plane, en route to some exotic new destination. www.barbarabalfour.com

■ TIVOLI FRIHEDEN, SKOVBRYNET 5

■ WWW.FRIHEDEN.DK

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