What’s On in Copenhagen: September 2021

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September in Copenhagen: on some days, we savor the last moments of summer, on others we get a first taste of autumn. There’s a feeling of new beginnings in the air as people return from vacation and students move to town to start the semester. This also means that there’s plenty going on in the city.

Exhibitions, concerts, movie screenings, and festivals; here’s what’s happening in Copenhagen this month!

Monday 30th August – Thursday 9th September

Zulu Comedy Festival

Have a laugh at ZULU Comedy Festival! There will be plenty of events to choose from but a clear highlight is Zulu Comedy Galla: Get ready for the best of Danish comedy in the Copenhagen Opera House on Thursday, 2nd September. Find the full program on the festival website.



Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th September

Housewarming at Huset-KBH

Huset-KBH is celebrating the upcoming event season with a housewarming weekend. Come by for music, art, workshops, and hygge. Find more info as well as the program on the website.


Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th September

Lights on Vesterbro Culture Festival

Celebrate one of Copenhagen’s most lively neighborhoods with music, theater, art, food, and much more. Find the program on the festival website.



Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th September

Tomorrow Festival

Explore concrete ideas for a more sustainable future and meet likeminded people at Tomorrow Festival. There will be a mix of talks, music, and food experiences – find the full program on the website. Tickets cost 524 DKK for one day or 775 DKK for both days.


Saturday 4th September

Brunch and ballet at the Royal Theater

Enjoy the dancers’ morning training on stage with a cup of coffee in hand. August B will be offering coffee and some sweet treats for purchase from 9 am, the event begins at 9:30 am. Admission is free except of a service fee of ca. 15 DKK as you need to order a ticket in advance. Can’t make it? There will be a second edition on Saturday, 11th September.



Back to live open air concert on Refshaleøen

Live Nation and some of Denmark’s biggest festivals – Roskilde Festival, NorthSide, Heartland, COPENHELL, Smukfest, Tinderbox, Jelling Musikfestival, Nibe Festival, and Grøn – have teamed up to present a Saturday of open air fun. The event starts at 2 pm and tickets cost 500 DKK.


Hej Søster Fest at Store Vega

Celebrate female music talent when Kwamie Liv, Lydmor, Annika Aakjær, Girlcrush, FVN, Espichicoque, and Kara Moon take over Store Vega. Doors open at 4 pm and the concert starts at 5 pm, tickets cost 410 DKK.



Sunday 5th September

Danish on a Sunday: The Exception at Cinemateket

The film follows the four colleagues Iben, Malene, Anne-Lise, and Camilla. Their relationships are shaped by power struggles, gossip, and alliances which begin to escalate when Iben and Malene receive death threats. This nerve-wracking thriller depicts how adult bullying and manipulation can develop into a gruesome game about life and death. The film will be screened with English subtitles at 2:15 pm.


Tuesday 7th September

Czech Embassy: The Elementary School at Husets Biograf

Get up close with the best of Czech cinema at this ongoing monthly series hosted by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Copenhagen. “The Elementary School” or “Obecná škola“ (1991) by director Jan Sverá follows teacher Igor who works in an elementary school in a small Czechoslovakian town just after the WWII. The screening (with English subtitles) begins at 7:30 pm and the evening ends with a free Czech beer. Tickets cost 70 DKK, cash or mobile pay only.



Wednesday 8th September

Tasting: Antiquity’s wines from modern Greece at Oinofilia

Dive into the world of Greek wine when Maria from Oinofilia presents six natural wines that have been produced according to ancient traditions. This is a great chance to get up close with a wine scene that is still more of an insider tip in Northern Europe. Found a new favorite? The wines from the tasting will be available for purchase with a 10% discount. To round off the evening, you’ll be invited to a small snack in Koncertkirken’s cosy backyard. From 5-7 pm. Tickets cost 279 DKK and are available via Oinofilia’s website.


Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th September

Syrian Doc Days at Husets Biograf

Syrian Doc Days, short for The Syrian Documentary Film Days, puts the spotlight on stories about Syria that go beyond the general narrative. The festival presents screenings, talks, and other cultural activities in Copenhagen as well as Stockholm, Malmö, and Oslo. Learn more about it and find the event program on the festival website.



Thursday 9th September

Open Decks at Råhuset

Have a soft spot for DJ-ing? Open Decks is a new cosy Thursday hangout for electronic music lovers in Copenhagen. The decks are open for everyone, so simply show up, sign up, and take command of the booth. From 6 pm to 1 am.


Friday 10th September

Club Soda #2 at Basement

Get ready for a wild mix of disco, boogie, afro, funk, house, and much more at Club Soda #2. The motto is: “Top-quality sonic acquisitions from across the dancing planet woven with high grade visual stimulus in a warm, unpretentious environment for discerning party people!“ Sounds good? Tickets cost 60 DKK on the door – mobile pay and cash only.



Sunday 12th September

Flame and Genius at Glyptoteket

Enjoy Beethoven, performed by The Arild Quartet, in the wonderful surroundings of Copenhagen’s Glyptoteket. The concert goes from 12 noon to 1 pm and tickets cost 170 DKK for adults.


Tuesday 14th September

Music4Aida Benefit Screening: Wajeb at Husets Biograf

Shadi returns to Nazareth from Italy where he worked as an architect. Back home, he and his father must help with the preparations for his sister’s wedding by honoring their “wajib” (duty) in accordance with Palestinian traditions and personally hand out the wedding invitations to friends and relatives. While doing so, the men are confronted with the differences between their two worlds as well as with hidden truths about the family’s past. Doors open at 6 pm and the screening starts at 7 pm. Tickets cost 80 DKK (cash and mobile pay only) and all proceeds go to Music4Aida to provide free music lessons for children and youth at Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, Palestine.



Thursday 16th – Friday 17th September

Tech BBQ at Øksnehallen

Tech BBQ is one of the most popular conferences for all things tech – whether you’re an entrepreneur, journalist, or simply a tech enthusiast. Get your ticket from 750 DKK.


Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th September

3 Days of Design

With the words “Danish” and “design” often being uttered in the same breath, it comes to no surprise that Copenhagen’s annual three-day festival has established itself as a darling of the international design scene. 3 Days of Design is a design festival for professionals and design enthusiasts alike, so whether you are in the industry or not – make sure to check out the program, there’s something for everyone.



Friday 17th – Sunday 26th September

Music Film Festival at Cinemateket

30 movies in 10 days, ranging from Danish premieres to international hits to favorites from the archive – deep dive into the world of music at this year’s Music Film Festival! Whether you’re into Ozzy Osbourne or Lana Del Ray, there’s something for everyone. Find the program on the festival website. Tickets are available from 100 DKK.


Wednesday 22nd – Sunday 26th September

Christiania Freetown Festival – 50 years birthday party

Freetown Christiania is turning 50 and this means it’s time for a party! Artists, dancers, and friends from allover the world are coming to town, there will be 21 stages, and plenty of cosy bars to take care of your thirst. Tickets cost 300 DKK for one day or 750 DKK for all days.



Friday 24th – Saturday 25th September

International Citizen Days

New in the city? Then this is for you: International Citizen Days bring together public authorities, private organisations, and local communities for two days of inspiration and information on how to get settled in Copenhagen. The program includes talks, debates, and activities on topics such as housing, job, and social life. The event is free, all you need is to sign up.


Friday 24th September

Future Forms of Ownership in Danish Agriculture and Food Value Chain

Explore future forms of ownership in the Danish agriculture and food value chain at this open online seminar with Henning Otte Hansen from the Department of Food and Resource Economics at University of Copenhagen. The seminar is open to all and runs from 12 noon to 1 pm.



Wednesday 29th – Thursday 30th September

Design Matters

Design Matters is a Copenhagen-based conference on digital design – made for designers, by designers. Get ready for inspiration and to meet likeminded people who share a passion for digital design, technology, art, and society. Learn more and get your ticket on the website – there are physical and virtual options.

For 10% off your ticket, book through this link.


Wednesday 29th September

Artist talk with Emilia Bergmark at SIRIN Gallery

Join for a talk with visual artist Emilia Bergmark. Living and working between Copenhagen and Malmö, she focuses on everyday stories and observations which she then turns into installations that combine sculpture, writing, interior design, film, and print. Her work is currently on display as part of the exhibition „Soap“ in collaboration with Maria Gondek.



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Kay Litzinger

Kay is a creative multi-hyphenate with a focus on lifestyle and travel. After growing up in Germany and stints in Stockholm and Mexico City, he's now based in Copenhagen. He loves to explore new cities, one cup of coffee or glass of wine at a time. Get a sneak peek at @kayltr.