As the last days of summer shake hands with the arrival of autumn, people begin to go back to work after their vacations and students start the new semester, it’s the time of new beginnings. But it’s also time to say good bye to the long warm days of summer. If the sun comes out, Copenhageners are gathering everywhere – from street corners to outside seatings, soaking up all the vitamin D they can get before winter takes over.
While the locals are settling back into their daily routines, the event calendar is filled to the brim with new exhibitions, film screenings, parties, conferences, and more, providing a variety of opportunities for recreation for Copenhageners and visitors alike.
Here are the best events in Copenhagen this month:
Tuesday 30th August – Friday 9th September
Zulu Comedy Festival
Have a laugh at ZULU Comedy Festival! There’ll be a variety of events – find the full program on the website.
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th September
The Sailing Circus: Ripples
With “Sailing Circus’, Acting for Climate Scandinavia, The Hawala Project, and Festival Norpas are sailing across the Baltic Sea in order to inspire people to act for a more sustainable future. In Copenhagen, they’ll perform at Ofelia Plads. Combining performing arts and environmental activism, the performance ‘Ripples’ will be played on decks, and high up in the rig and masts of the sail ship Swallow from 1926. With extreme acrobatics all the way up to the top of the 20 meters high masts, the ship as stage, a world-class international team of artists, and a soundscape blending in voices of climate activists all around the world, Ripples is a one of a kind performance. Find the times for the different performances on the website. Entrance is free.
Friday 2nd – Monday 5th September
Lights on Vesterbro
Celebrate one of Copenhagen’s most vibrant neighborhoods: local entrepreneurs, cafés, restaurants, shops, and more will be creating a variety of events so bring your friends and enjoy Vesterbro’s community spirit.
Friday 2nd – Sunday 18th September
Golden Days: Queens
Under the headline “Queens,” this year’s edition of “Golden Days” is all about women, gender, and power. Through a variety of events, the festival puts the spotlight on the (often overlooked) queens that have shaped history in art, sports, philosophy, science, and more. Learn more on the festival website.
Saturday 3rd September
Debut Fest at Huset KBH
Huset KBH celebrates the release of a variety of artists who are having their exhibition debut.
Come by and get a taste of Copenhagen’s up and coming art scene, including Canadian street photographer Eric Sandstrom’s project ‘Danish Summer’, an exploration of his first summer in Denmark. The event is free. Learn more on the website.
Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th September
Syrian Doc Days at Cinemateket
Documentary film festival ‘Syrian Doc Days’ aims to raise awareness of the situation in Syria by translating its complexity into films that make it concrete and understandable. The festival also has a focus on interaction: there will be the opportunity to meet the directors and producers behind the documentaries as well as talks, debates, concerts, and more. Learn more and find the program on the website.
Sunday 11th September
Danish on a Sunday: It’s not over yet
At retirement home Dagmarsminde, the team is foregoing specific dementia diagnoses or medicine in favor of a new kind of treatment inspired by the methods that Florence Nightingale introduced 150 years ago – hugs, touch, talking, humor, eye contact, and the joy of community are the prescription. The film is screened at 2:15 pm with English subtitles.
Grønt Marked Vesterbro
Popular Grønt Marked, Vesterbro edition! Browse local delicacies every second Sunday of the month all through November. From 10 am to 3 pm.
Tuesday 13th – Friday 23rd September
Music Film Festival at Cinemateket
11 days, 33 films, and 100% sound: Music Film Festival is bringing you the best films about the music universe, from Woodstock to PJ Harvey to Prince. Learn more on the website.
Wednesday 14th – Thursday 15th September
One of the most popular tech conferences is back with a new location, Lokomotivværkstedet. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, journalist, or simply a tech enthusiast, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to learn and connect. Can’t make it to Copenhagen? There’ll also be the option to join online via the Event App. Learn more and get your ticket on the website.
Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th September
Copenhagen Theatre Circle: The Queen’s New Border
Copenhagen Theatre Circle is presenting its autumn production “The Queen’s New Border,” the premiere of an original play written by Alun Thomas. Telling the story of absurd and chaotic construction of border controls, the play explores universal themes such as love and deception. The shows will be in English and tickets are available for 160 DKK via the website.
Wednesday 14th September
The Caribbean Housewife Roast
The Caribbean Housewife says goodbye to summer with a bang! For one-time-only you can enjoy a five course menu with Housewife classics and new creations for the price of four courses. Bookings fill up fast, so reserve as soon as possible. The dinner will be 18:00 – 22:00.
Thursday 15th – Friday 16th September
Arabian Nights at Cinemateket
Get up close with Arabic culture when, for example, Tunisian, Palestinian, or Moroccan films are screened along with food and music. A key theme is the female perspective on the changes that different societies have undergone over the recent years. Learn more and find the program on the website.
Thursday 15th September
Stella at Ideal Bar
In 2021, Stella released her debut single “Modern Girl Poetry,” a Neo-soul rock combination that reminds of British stars like Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone. Now she’s coming to Vega’s Ideal Bar. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets cost 150 DKK.
Saturday 17th September
Astronomy on Tap at Huset KBH’s Stardust
Dive into the world of astronomy in this free series aiming at making the latest research accessible for the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event starts at 7:30 pm.
Monday 19th September
Sons of the East at Lille Vega
Australian indie folk trio ‘Sons of the East’ are coming to Lille Vega. Drawing inspiration from a variety of artists such as Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and The Kinks, the three guys from the beaches near Sydney have been making waves internationally over the last years. Join for the show – doors open at 8 pm and the concert starts at 9 pm. Tickets cost 230 DKK.
Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th September
International Citizen Days
Newly arrived in the city or still getting settled? International Citizen Days bring together public authorities, private organizations, and local communities for two days of inspiration and information on practical aspects such as housing, jobs, and social life in Copenhagen. The event is free and takes place on two different locations over two days. Learn more via the website.
Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th September
Get nerdy about the latest news on important issues such as UX/UI, innovation, tech, and sustainability: Design Matters will bring on stage a global and interdisciplinary network of experts to discuss design and dive into design practices from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Can’t join in Copenhagen? Visit the video platform Design Matters + in order to access live streams and recordings of the conference. Find the full program and get your ticket via the website.
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