Guide: 10 events at AU in December

Need a break from swotting for exams? Then you’re in luck, as there is plenty of Christmas spirit to be found at AU, whether you want to buy Christmas presents, drink a Christmas beer or play a traditional Danish parcel dice game. You can also go on a bit of a bender at a Rick and Morty drinking marathon, or sing along at the top of your lungs to a Disney concert with Luftens Helte (TaleSpin).

1-9 December: How do you plant a light?

Up until 9 December, you can “plant a light" in the Botanical Gardens. The park contains an approx. 1.5-metre-high light pillar that can be touched by visitors. Every time someone does this, light is thrown up on the tropical hothouse and spreads in different colours from glass pane to glass pane across the building. The interactive work of art is part of Aarhus 2017 and has been created as a tribute to the diversity of nature. The Greenhouses in the Botanical Gardens are part of the Science Museums, which in turn belong under the Faculty of Science and Technology at AU.

  • Time and venue: 17:00 - 22:00: The Botanical Gardens
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: The Greenhouses and the Botanical Garden Aarhus, Collision, Aarhus University and Aarhus 2017.
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Photo: The Science Museums.

1 - 21 December: Exam break in The Old Town

Up until 21 December, students have free entry to The Old Town (Den Gamle By) on Monday-Thursday after 15:00. You can learn about holiday traditions in 35 other European countries, experience a retro 70s Christmas, or just relax with a Christmas beer before getting back to swotting for exams.

  • Time and venue: 20 November to 21 December, Monday-Thursday 15:00 - 17:00: The Old Town
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: Den Gamle By
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9 December: Record Fair

Buy a Christmas present, expand your collection of LP records – or start one. Various vinyl stores in Aarhus along with other sellers and private vinyl enthusiasts will set out their wares at the Studenterhus Aarhus when the Aarhus Vinyl Fair takes place on the AU campus.

  • Time and venue: 10:00 - 15:00: Studenterhus Aarhus
  • Price: Admission fee DKK 20
  • Organiser: Studenterhus Aarhus and Stakladen Live
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14 December: A furry affair

Louise Hollerup is an MA student at AU and the producer of the film trilogy Hairy Stories.They share the topic "female body hair" and all try to investigate how a researcher through use of a camera can approach cultural body norms. Take a break from you preparation for exams and engage in Hollerup's presentation of the films, the method and their relation to topics as gender and representation.

  • Time and venue: 11.00-13.00, IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Builing 1483-31.
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: Gendering in Research
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16 December: Rick and Morty drinking marathon

If you are already a fan of the series you have the chance to indulge in some nostalgia. If you are not completely sold or just don’t understand the hype around the animated sci-fi series for adults, then here is your chance to be initiated in the cult. The Kaserne Café is showing the entire first season in one go with associated drinking rules – and beer offers.

Photo: Kaserne Caféen.

16 December: TaleSpin lands in Stakladen

You don't need to wait until the annual Disney Christmas show on TV on December 24 to get your yearly hit of Disney songs. Luftens Helte (a band named after Disney's TaleSpin) is back at AU – get ready to belt out all your favourite Disney hits.

  • Time and venue: 20:30 - 01:00: Stakladen
  • Price: DKK 106,25
  • Organiser: Stakladen Live and Studenterhus Aarhus
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Christmas Amok at AU

Even though exams threaten to disrupt the Christmas peace, there are once again students who have found the time and energy to organise Christmas events at AU. As usual, on 13 December you can see TAAGEKAMMERET and their version of a Lucy's Day procession (we can guarantee hairy male legs in white dresses). TAAGEKAMMERET also holds their annual Christmas revue at AU on 8 December – not forgetting the Christmas party that follows. At Herning Campus, students can steal presents from each other in the parcel dice game, and Studenterhus Aarhus organises an outing to Gammel Estrup’s Christmas market, where you can experience old aristocratic Christmas traditions.

Photo: Anders Trærup.