Summer is on the way out, but that doesn’t mean the party has to stop. So let’s take advantage of all Copenhagen has to offer this September.
Check out the calendar:
Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th September
A festival devoted to providing a diverse array of music in its cultural and religious context, this is a must-do for music lovers of all ages. The program is extensive, including Turkish, Namibia, Japanese and Finnish artists (and many more!) so take a look and see what catches your fancy.
Saturday 5th September
Go check out this vintage clothes and accessories market at the Dome of Visions. There will also be live music and, with a location this beautiful, it’s a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. From 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Sunday 6th September
This is a picnic with a point. Amass believes that animal welfare and meat-eating can go hand-in-hand and that all people – including children – should know where their food comes from. So the pigs used at this roast have been raised at MULD Farm to Amass’s specifications. There will be a lunch and dinner menu (300 DKK each) and a special kids menu (100 DKK). 50 DKK from each ticket will be donated to the Amass Green Kids Program to teach children about nutrition, cooking and agriculture.
See an inspiring line up of writers read their literature, essays and poetry at the non-profit cafe MellemRummet. The theme of the day is gender and literature. The readings will be in Danish.
Thursday 10th September
The indie rock band that’s had massive success the world-over will be playing in Copenhagen. They always put on a good show, so if you’re a fan of their melancholy gentle-rock, we recommend seeing them live. Show begins with opening act Formation at 8:00 pm.
Friday 11th September
American singer Leon Bridges brings his special voice and sound to the Vega stage. His mix of soul, R&B and gospel has him on some of the top critical lists of the year.
See an exhibition of eight emerging photographers at Absalon in Vesterbro. On Friday you can enjoy the opening party, including drinks and a DJ, between 4:00 pm – 02:00 am.
Sunday 13th September
From 12:00 – 5:00 pm you can peruse the endless Rita Blå flea market along Sønder Boulevard. There’s never a shortage of great finds – including clothes, accessories and home goods – at low prices, so go have a browse!
Starting on Øster Alle in Østerbro, this is a straightforward half-marathon with a lovely running route. Entrance is 450 DKK and includes a medal and Nike running shirt. Good fun if you’re a runner or looking to work your way up to a full marathon.
Tuesday 15th September
A film that’s been met with critical and public acclaim since it came out, Dope is a coming-of-age drama/comedy set against the backdrop of punk and hip-hop culture in the 90’s. Starring A$AP Rocky in his film debut. We can’t wait to see it at Empire Bio.
Friday 18th September
The “happiest 5K in the world” is back, but this time at night! You’ll be covered with glow-in-the-dark powder, making you look just like those star stickers we all used to have on our ceilings as children. Run and glow, baby, run and glow.
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th September
The programme for this feminist festival hasn’t yet been released but that doesn’t mean we’re any less excited to find out what it’s all about. Watch this space!
For the 19th year, see artistic installations and gallery exhibitions from all over the world. Held at Forum Copenhagen, this is a must-see for art lovers. There will be guided tours and events for kids, so be sure to check out their program.
A weekend filled with events in English that shed light on Danish history and culture. There will be guided tours, talks and much more! Recommended whether you’re new to Denmark or are just looking to delve deeper into the Danish heritage.
Thursday 24th September
For the first time, Copenhagen Business School will be hosting a full day’s event for students to learn about entrepreneurship. There will be talks and plenty of advice from seasoned entrepreneurs. Buses will run to various campuses for free, so check out their program and site for more details.
Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th September
Okay, so this festival isn’t exactly in Copenhagen (uh, it’s in Edinburgh), but we’re including it because it’s relevant and oh-so-interesting. The festival joined creative communities in Copenhagen and Edinburgh to discuss the use of urban space and share innovative strategies. Highly recommended!
Friday 25th September
Sometimes you just need to dance. That’s why Jamie xx is here. He’ll be playing a 4 hour (!) DJ set. Other performances that night include Tasker and Roberto Clementi. It’s 100 DKK for entrance – definitely good value for money.
Learn how to make an excellent drink while also learning more about sustainability practices in cocktail-making. You get three cocktails, nibbles from the kitchen and a chance to meet a bunch of fun, cocktail-loving people like yourself. Class in English.
Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th September
Your favorite local design market is back at TAP1 in Carlsberg byen. Open from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, a day ticket is 50 DKK while a weekend ticket is 70 DKK. Go find that perfect gift item or just browse all the lovely things while finding out about local and independent artists around Denmark. There’s even a food section this time (see below)!
Gourmet food in the same place as all your handmade design products – is this heaven? Kødbyen Mad & Marked and Finders Keepers unite to add delicious food to your weekend. The event takes place at TAP1 in Carlsberg byen, in the same place as Finders Keepers.
Friday 28th September
WEIRD AL YANKOVICH AT STORE VEGA
We don’t need to explain this one, right? Weird Al is an icon in the comedic-music world and we, for one, think this is going to be a hilarious, nostalgia-filled show. Who DOESN’T want to see the man himself perform “Eat It?”
Ongoing in September:
Explore workshop and domestic spaces packed with bric-a-brac and found-items, created by Brazilian artist Laura Lima. The area is both an exhibit and an interactive walk-through. Keep walking around and you might bump into the Magician; he’s walking around somewhere in the installation! Runs until 18 October.
“RUPTRES” BY AI WEI WEI AT THE FAURSCHOU FOUNDATION
To see Ai Wei Wei’s work is to see a mix of the artistic vision and political outspokenness that has made him a powerhouse in the art world and an opponent of the Chinese government. The installations on display include Sunflower Seeds and Straight – we won’t tell you more about them; just go see it. On until December.
“AFRICA: ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE & IDENTITY” AT LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
The final instalment of their series on Architecture, Culture & Identity (the first two focused on New Nordic and Arabic). this exhibition delves into regional culture and local traditions in sub-Saharan Africa. Themes including belonging, co-existence and expanding cities. On display until October.
BJØRN WIINBLAD AT ARKEN MUSEUM
See the most comprehensive retrospective ever compiled of beloved Danish artist Wiinblad. Enter the visual universe of this multi-medium artist as well as learn about his placement and significance in the Danish art and design scene. On display until January 2016.
If you’re a business or organisation that would like us to add your event to next month’s calendar, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you.
Are you planning to attend any events this month? Are there any good ones we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!