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The Ultimate weekend Guide - week 5

The Ultimate weekend Guide - week 5

FRIDAY (3th)

  • Sarah Elgeti Quartet- Winter Jazz 2017:
    Lineup: Sarah Elgeti - Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet, Bassclarinet, Morten Schantz -Keys, Kristor Brødsgaard - Bass, Henrik Holst Hansen - Drums "extremely intelligent and incredibly cool New Nordic Jazz" (Spiegel-DE).The record was nominated for a Danish Music Award in the category Arets New Danish Jazz Artist and additionally chosen to evoke its CD release of the Danish Musicians' Union. The German-born saxophonist and flutist, Sarah Elgeti, among other things, received Holbaek Jazz Prize, has composed and arranged the whole ensemble's repertoire. The music is contemporary jazz that combines the lyrical expression with the pagaende and expressive. When: 16: 00. Where: Metronome, Godthåbsvej 33, Frederiksberg.

  • Hyphen Identity "Bindestregsidentitet" | How complicated is it? Strong panel discussion on it to accommodate two cultures. The evening is spiced with live music, photo exhibition and especially delicious Somali food. What is a hyphenated identity? How are concepts which 'Danishness' and 'Somaliskhed' occurred? Are they defined by specific cultural core values? Provides a healthy social interaction or override the multicultural individuals and generally marginalized groups? How complicated is it to be 'hyphenated Danes'? Come and join an exciting debate, where you as the audience together with carefully selected and strong panel team will gain insight into what Danish and somalian entails and what it means for the individual who falls under both concepts. We would like to nuance the public tone about what it means to be 'hyphenated Dane', where we also want you as part of our audience. The panel debate will last over three rounds consisting of many interesting people. There will be a photo exhibition 'My identity across' where you will get a visual image of what could be represented as a hyphenated identity. Besides, delicious Somali masala chai  will be served,  and evening will be entertained with Somali live music with Libaan Ali Sabrie. The event is held by the organizers Hibaq Ahmed and Manna Tarah in collaboration with the Blue Stars and VerdensKulturCentret.  Doors open at. 17:30. When: 18:00. (Free). Where: VerdensKulturCentret, Nørre Allé 7, Copenhagen N. More info here.
  • Ingrid Hagel / Martin Fabricius Project - Winter Jazz in the non-profit café Skjolds Square.
    The café Skjolds Space Shot Winter Jazz on Skjolds place with interesting tones - jazz, fusion and folk. The café serves roast pork from grandma's kitchen. It is recommendable to book a table. Ingrid is nonresident Estonian jazz violinist and singer who produces Estonian culture classics on stage, along with modern compositions inspired by world music. The notes are a blend of jazz, fusion and folk. Line up with Martin Fabricius on vibraphone, Andreas Markus on bass and Jacob Hatholt on drums. When: 19:00 (Free admission). Where: The café shield space, Skjolds Plads 2, Copenhagen N. More info here.

  • Dancer: Documentary about Sergei Polunin, one of ballet's greatest stars. The film follows Sergei childhood as 6-year-old, where he trained in the dream of becoming an Olympic gymnast. Later he became Royal Ballet's youngest dancer ever and in demand worldwide. When: 14.15. Where: Cafe VesterVovVov, Absalonsgade 5, Copenhagen V. More info here.

SATURDAY (4th)

  • Open Saturday workshop: Come and design with light. Børnekulturhuset offers every Saturday at open workshops where children and their parents can come in off the street and take part in the activities. No registration. (3-12 years) with an adult. Now, Candlemas the door, and you can celebrate with your own festival of lights. Come and design funny and quirky lanterns of all sorts of materials, learn about the ancient traditions and take your lantern out into the darkness of winter. Please bring a bicycle lamp for your lantern. When: 11:00-14.30. Where: Børnekulturhus Ama'r, Øresundsvej 8, Copenhagen S. More info here.

  • Copenhagen Fashion Festival: Copenhagen Fashion Week Copenhagen turns into a fashion Mecca for citizens as well as tourists and fashion professionals. With events ranging from special exhibitions to street festivals, mini concerts, trend shows and shopping events and more, promises Copenhagen Fashion Week to give the participants an unforgettable experience again this year. Copenhagen Fashion Week is open to all and takes place twice a year, while the Copenhagen International Fashion Week Copenhagen Fashion Week in February and August. When: 11:00-15:00. Where: Fæstningens Materialgård, Frederiksholms Channel 30, Copenhagen K. More info here.
  • Winter Jazz at Cafe Sommersko:  The Italian singer Alice Carreri will be singing swinging jazz numbers and beautiful ballads with pianist Torben Kjaer and Henrik "Butcher" Dhyrbye on bass. When: 20:00 (Free admission). Where: Café Sommersko, Kronprinsensgade 6, Copenhagen K . More info here

SUNDAY (5th)

 

  • Family Sunday at BestTellers: Storytelling Sunday morning for children and families. Joina wild adventure and dreams, and stories of families and friends. It is the city's friendliest Sunday morning. When: 11:00 am. Where: BestTellers, Krusågade 25-27 kld., Copenhagen V. More info here.

  • Princess Storytelling: Culture Østerbro Network invites families to join us when a fairytale comes to life at Østerbro Library. There will be visuals and our lovely volunteer Sacha will be reading princess stories and making princess crowns with the children. Feel free to dress up and to be a princess for a day :-) It is free to participate and it will take place in the children's section. The second session of storytelling is in English. When: 11:00-12:00. Where: Østerbro Bibliotek, Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 19, København Ø. More info here

  • 'Happy abstractions' - Vernissage: Exhibition of artist Karin Nelausen. Be there when Karin Nelausen opens its new exhibition "Happy abstractions" in Nørrebro hall foyer. The abstract, which invites reflection, astonishment, disgust, joy, and produces a reaction and an experience of the audience, is that I find myself best as an artist. It is up to the viewer to look for or to find meaning and joy in the abstract. - Karin Nelausen Come happy and join the event for a couple of pleasant hours in good company and good art. There will be offered a small glass and snack. When: 14: 00-16:00 (Free entrance) Where: Nørrebrohallen, Nørrebrogade 208, Copenhagen N. More info here

  • Islam and other religions seen through Islamic art: Guided tour of the museum by Rasmus Bech Olsen. Free tickets handed out in the foyer same day guided tour is held. There can not be reserved tickets. Maximum of 15 guests per. guided tour. When: 14:00 and 15:00 (Free admission). Where: David Collection, Crown Princess 30-32, Copenhagen K. More info here.

  • Family Workshop: Low lights of garbage. Can you make lamps cans, egg cartons or old books? In the workshop 'Low lights of garbage', you get free rein to transform recycled materials for the finest and most creative lamps. Bring your own reusable material or use the Danish Architecture Centre collected - and our expert guides help you in working with light, design and architecture as well as help with the techniques and tools in upcycling and resource use. 'Low lights of garbage' is part of the children exhibition 'Hit with garbage!'.When: 13:00-16:00. Where: DAC, Danish Architecture Center, Gammel Dok Pakhus, Beach Street 27 B, Copenhagen K. More info here.
  • Post-Impressionism: a meeting with Gauguin and van Gogh: They were seminal figures on the threshold of modernity. The Impressionists had paved the way for entirely new ways of painting, and Gauguin and van Gogh led the baton with their highly original experiments with choice of subject, technique and color scheme. See and hear how two of art's absolute heavyweights scrapped the academic rules and set their own limits in their dogged pursuit of a modern and deeply personal painting.There are a limited number of tickets for the free guided tours. Tickets can not be booked but picked up at the ticket office on the day. There handed maximum two tickets per. person. When: 13:00. Where: Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, Copenhagen V. More info here.
  • Sunday for Children: The Japanese tower: SMK invite the whole family on a Sunday filled with creative experiences. Be there when we decorate the tower on stage with sculptural Japanese legendary creatures. You can also go on a guided tour for children or Knock yourselves out in the Children's Workshop, where we fold Japanese paper shapes and sculpts in clay. When: 11.30-16.30. Where: Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, København K. More info here.

WOOD CABIN & Ski tour

WOOD CABIN & Ski tour