What’s On in Copenhagen: September 2017

Although the summer break has been and gone, there may be a small flourish of sun rays yet. Whether we get some warm weather or not, the social calendar is still jam-packed with lots of festivals, museum exhibitions, food and drink events, markets, gigs and parties, and more. Get out your diaries now and start scribbling.

Here’s what’s going on this month:

Friday 1st September

The Room at Huset Biograf

“The worst film ever made” has grown an unexpected cult following in Copenhagen (and around the world) with Huset showing monthly screenings. Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, inspired by events in Wiseau’s own life, follows a love triangle between Johnny, his girlfriend Lisa and best friend, Mark. Thick with bizarre one liners and some very questionable acting!



Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd September

Chart Art Fair

The leading Nordic contemporary art fair returns once again to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg for its 5th edition. Expect a strong offering from over 33 galleries, including talks, installations and cultural events.



Got It For Cheap

Danish label Soulland are hosting a pop-up art sale in conjunction with Chart Art Fair. You’ll be able to buy unique and original pieces from upcoming artists, all with really affordable price tags. It’s a great way to kick off your art collection or expand with some new names like: Jesper Skov Madsen, Austin Lee and Ann Cathrin November Hoibo all taking part.



Sunday 3rd September

Veras Fleamarket

A slow Sunday isn’t complete without a mooch about a fleamarket for some bargains. Veras, happening under Bispeengen, has over 70 stalls to rummage through.


Monday 4th September

“A House for the Curious” Lecture at the Medical Museion

In his inaugural lecture, Ken Arnold, Professor of Public Engagement with Health and Medicine, will set out his vision for Medical Museion, a museum on the verge of a brave, new future combining research, engagement and social purpose. It’s worth taking a stroll around the rest of the place too: a fascinating space.



Tuesday 5th – Sunday 10th September


Taking over the city, namely Kødbyen, for ten days, Techfest explores the space where technology and humanity meet. With over 110+ different events on the roster, including talks from Olafur Eliasson and Peter Sunde, activist and co-founder of The Pirate Bay, there’ll be something for everyone. Stick around for the afterparty and live music, including composer Simon Vincent.



Tuesday 5th September

Bikes Breaking Borders Film Screening

Goody is busy opening his bike shop dedicated to helping Danish asylum seekers with a professional and social starting point in Danish society. This short film follows Goody’s journey as he begins his new business.


Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th September

GUBI Stock Sale

All your dreamy home interior needs met at GUBI’s sale. Come and get an overly-chic bargain.



Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September

FindersKeepers X Nordhavn

FindersKeepers X Nordhavn are kicking off on Friday with an opening party, ringing in a weekend of design, style and fun. And if all the shopping gets your appetite going, Kødbyens Mad & Marked will be providing street food for the peckish.



Saturday 9th September

Fest in Nordvest

Pizza, booze and DJs playing a mix of funk, soul and electro hit up Glentevej in Nordvest. Have a bit of a boogie and enjoy a last summer chill.



Collective Store Opening

Women’s clothing store Collective are opening a brand spanking new branch on Istedgade. They stock unique and indie designers, so there’s always an opportunity to find something really special! Get down to their launch party for a peek of what’s to come, from 12 – 2 pm.


Sunday 10th September

Dog Day at Tivoli

Dogs and amusement parks are the stuff of daydreams. But today this distant wonder can become a reality because Tivoli are hosting a doggy day!!! Just let that sink in. ALL THE PUPPIES PLEASE!


Tuesday 12th September

Julie Byrne at Jazzhouse

Singer-songwriter Julie Byrne plays subtle, intimate tracks from her latest album “Not Even Happiness” in the surrounds of Jazzhouse’s leather chesterfields and fairy lights.


Wednesday 13th September

Lee “Scratch” Perry at Rust

Dub legend who created tracks for the likes of Bob Marley and Peter Toshcomes is playing Rust and we are not worthy.



Thursday 14th September

Princess Nokia at Vega

Hip hop rising royalty, Princess Nokia, returns to Copenhagen’s Store Vega to smash out hits from her mixtape 1992.



Friday 15th – 16th September

Latin American Food Market

Celebrating the best of Latin American cuisine over two whole days. Yuca Taco, Zapata Mexican Grill and lots more tasty vendors will be out in force.


Saturday 16th September

Kanye West Tribute Party

Worship at the church of Yeezy until an ungodly hour. Rust is hosting a Kanye tribute bash and we are here for it.



Sunday 17th September

Car-free day on Nørrebrogade

Chat to your neighbours and explore your surrounding community when Nørrebro goes car-free for a day. Nørrebrogade will transform into a hive of activity, with political debates, street art and a couple of beers too. Wholesome, local fun.



Tuesday 19th September

Marcus Gordon at Vega

Danish R&B singer Marcus Gordon plays his first full performance at Vega. Expect to see a lot more from this guy.



Thursday 21st September

The Love Witch at Huset Biograf

The Love Witch is a white witch with occult powers who leaves a trail of guys behind her. This retro fantasy horror is presented on rare 35mm film by the film’s own director Anna Biller.



IBLAMELULU Store Opening Reception

Feel like browsing second-hand designer duds while sipping on a drink and nibbling something yummy (for free!)? Head to the opening of the newest IBLAMELULU location at Gammel Kongevej 101 from 5 – 7 for good vibes and great clothes.


Friday 22nd September

Weekday Store Opening at Købmagergade

Head over to the new Weekday store from 12 – 7 to celebrate their latest opening. There will be a DJ, drinks, bites, and goodie bags for the first 100 guests! Head to the after party at Chateau Motel to continue the fun (RSVP here).

Full Metal Jacket at Cinemateket

As part of the Kubrik Film Festival, Cinemateket is screening Vietnam war movie, Full Metal Jacket. Follow along as 18-year-old marine recruit Private Joker goes from bootcamp training to full blown battle.


Saturday 23rd September

Tori Amos at DR Concert House

Haunting and ethereal singer-songwriter Tori Amos playing tracks from her latest album, her 15th release, Native Invader.


Sunday 24th September

A Clockwork Orange: Stanley Kubrick in concert

Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and Wendy Carlos’ accompanying soundtrack performed by The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble made up of members from: Goldfrapp, Massive Attack and Portishead. Plus Kubrick’s family will be in attendance!



Tuesday 26th September

Testing Tuesday at Bastard Cafe

Boardgame fiends will love Testing Tuesdays where you can try out all types of different prototype games. Players are welcome to bring along their own game designs and fantasies too for some immediate feedback.


Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th September

Design Matters

Two days of talks, discussions, interactive sessions and hangouts all focussing on why digital design is so important. Some great speakers are lined up, including: Rahul Sen, Design Manager at Spotify, Hazel Jennings, Content Strategist at Instagram and Molly Nix, Senior Product Designer at Uber.


Thursday 28th September

Poul Stig Briller Store Opening

Danish glasses brand and multi-brand store Poul Stig Briller opens a third location in Copenhagen at Østerbrogade 86. Need a pair of glasses to start the semester right? Go get ’em!


Ongoing in September

Crossing Borders at SMK

Artists have always crossed vast distances looking for something undiscovered and original, and on occasion, sometimes for just pure adventure. A selection of works from greats of the European art world between 1300 to 1800 focussing on those that went in search of their inspiration. Highlights include: Andrea Mantegna, Peter Paul Rubens, Corbelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts and Rembrandt van Rijn and much more.



Stanley Kubrick – The Exhibition

The Kunstforening GL STRAND presents the first exhibition of its kind in the Nordics, an exclusive look into Kubrick’s visionary workroom. Constructed from movie excerpts, interviews with Kubrick himself and colleagues, as well as old archive material, get a glimpse into the movie master at work.



Marina Abramović “The Cleaner” at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

The first major retrospective of Abramović’s work in Europe, Louisiana is showcasing 100 pieces of the critically acclaimed performance artist spanning over five decades. “The Cleaner” exhibition includes her early concept sketches, paintings, and depictions of some of the artist’s live performances, including her partnership with Ulay. It immersive, though-provoking, at times disturbing, and a must-see.



Masterpieces. From Degas to Hammershøi at Ordrupgaard

A wonderful opportunity to experience the works of some of the greats from Ordrupgaard’s Danish and French collection, including Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Paul Gauguin, Vilhelm Hammershøi and several others. There will also be the opportunity to view the galleries extensive collection of pastels, rarely exhibited previously. These include Degas’s ballerinas in the rehearsal room and portraits by Renoir and Manet of life in Paris.


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Anna Clarke

Anna Clarke is a writer and editor originally from London. She’s currently living out her Scandinavian dream here in Copenhagen.