torsdag den 25. oktober 2012

Events this weekend

The weekend starts early this week!

Besides from the concert in Templet tonight, there's a party at Jolene in Kødbyen, celebrating Frank Oceans music. Today he declared on Facebook and Twitter that he's quitting music. If you believe it, is up to you. A whole bunch of DJ's will be celebrating his music tonight from 22-03 at Jolene, Flæsketorvet 81-85, KBH V. No entrance fee! YAY, free events!!!

In the free-events category, there's a very interresting one this weekend: 

Ungdomshuset's birthday (only parts of the event is free)

Ungdomshuset (literally "the Youth House") was the popular name of the building formally named Folkets Hus ("House of the People") located on Jagtvej 69 in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, which functioned as an underground scene venue for music and rendezvous point for varying autonomen and leftist groups from 1982 until 2007 when—after prolonged conflict—it was torn down, and later also for its successor, located on Dortheavej 61 in the adjacent Bispebjerg neighbourhood. Due to the ongoing conflict between the municipal government of Copenhagen and the activists occupying the premises, the building on Jagtvej was the subject of intense media attention and public debate from the mid-1990s till 2008.

Police started to clear the building early on Thursday, 1 March 2007. Demolition began on 5 March 2007 and was completed two days later.
Since the eviction in March 2007, former users and supporters held weekly demonstrations for a new Ungdomshuset, the demonstrations initially starting from nearby square 'Blågårds Plads' (and later Gammel Torv) every Thursday at 5 p.m. and going to various places in Copenhagen, the starting point being later changed to Gammel Torv in downtown Copenhagen as demonstrators said they were getting closer to the politicians concerning a solution for a new Ungdomshus at an old school.
The demolition sparked some of the most serious riots in Copenhagen in recent times. However, it ended happily, and those people are really friendly when you're not destroying their place. :)
In the summer of 2007, an initiative known as G13 announced that on the October 6 they'd stage a massive public attempt to squat an old public waterworks located on Grøndalsvænge Allé 13 in northwestern Copenhagen to be used as a new Ungdomshuset. The event, which gathered several thousand, was announced as non-violent, but was met with heavy opposition from the police who arrested 436 people and threw large amounts of tear gas. Recognizing that the event, which had received heavy public attention, had been carried out with peaceful means, on October 11 Ritt Bjerregaard—the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen—invited spokesmen from Ungdomshuset to have negotiations concerning a peaceful solution to the conflict.
The new Ungdomshuset opened successfully on July 1, 2008 in North-West Copenhagen's Bispebjerg area, after more than 16 months of weekly demonstrations.

Now it's been 4 years, which is why they are having a 4-day celebration of the 30 years with youth houses in Copenhagen (they started the party yesterday). If you want a glimpse into this world, go and check it out. People are very nice and will gladly tell you about their story with Ungdomshuset.

The new Ungdomshus

Tonight, there will be vegan gala peoples' kitchen with 3 courses (60 kroner, sign up here: There will be 2 bands and fireworks too! Reservation is a MUST. The event starts at 18:30 at Dortheavej 61, KBH NV. On Facebook:

Tomorrow there will be a giant punk-concert with 8 bands in two rooms! The price is between 61 and 69 kroner (you decide - the reason they chose these numbers is that they are the street numbers of the recent and old Ungdomshus).

Saturday will be easygoing in the afternoon with cake, entertainment, speeches, coffee and such from 16:00. From 21:00 there will be 14 bands covering hiphop, balkan, ska, electronic, dancehall and some surprises (rumour has it that the surprises will include DJ Rosa Lux (good!), Stilen R Profilen (don't know them, so it must be hip!) and Master Fatman (which means lots and lots of loooove).

Their book café will also be open all weekend.

The event poster.

Tomorrow, you can come and celebrate the club night TIPI in Kødbyen. Entrance is 50 kroner before 01:00. There will be music by DJ Alex Celler, which means dance focused house music! Plus, he's quite handsome!

In KB18, Kødboderne 18, KBH V from 23:30-07. The Facebook event:

Saturday, there will be bunches of Halloween events all over town, one of them in Culture Box. Dress scary! Entrance is 70 kroner, from 23-06 in Kronprinsessegade 54 A, KBH K. Here's the Facebook event:

Also, the  Underground Music Awards will be held on saturday. You can hear Peacefull James, Hero, The Number and Patchanka. The afterparty is free! The event will be held in Bremen Theater at Nyropsgade 39-41, KBH V. Tickets can be bought for 100 kroner here:

The afterparty is the same place. Free entrance.

Whoah, that was a heavy round.

Stemningsfoto Foto: PR, Scanpix
My weekend started already!


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