What’s On in Copenhagen: September 2023

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September might be one of the most magical months in Copenhagen: as summer and autumn shake hands, locals savor the last warm days while awaiting autumnal hygge eagerly. And with people settling back into daily routines and students starting the new semester, there’s a sense of new beginnings in the air. Make the most of outside seatings while you can, bath in the warm September light, and throw yourself into all that Copenhagen has to offer this month.

Here’re the best events in Copenhagen in September.


Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd September

Art and Design Market at Audo House

Audo Copenhagen emerged by uniting MENU, The Audo, and By Lassen. This collaborative spirit shines through in events such as the Art and Design Market which brings together a diverse group of artists and designers, including Rose Svane, Julie Haverkamp, Katrine Martensen-Larsen, and many more. Shop their creations and meet the creative people behind the pieces from 2-6 pm on Friday and from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday.




Friday 1st – Sunday 17th September

Golden Days Festival: På landet

This year’s edition of Golden Days Festival puts the spotlight on the countryside. Rural life is engrained deeply in Danish culture, as not long ago the majority of the population was farmers. But how exactly has the countryside shaped us and what is the role of agriculture today? Golden Days poses questions and seeks answers with talks, exhibitions, film screenings, and more. Learn more on the website.


Saturday 2nd September

Debut fest at Huset KBH

Through an open call process, Huset and Snabslanten collaborated with selected cultural ambassadors from the local creative environments in order to give a space to emerging artists. Celebrate them and get a sense of new art from the Copenhagen area at this one-day festival. Admission is free but if possible, please book your free ticket in advance so the organizers can prepare your attendance. From 3 pm to 2 am.




Sunday 3rd September

Birk Bjørlo finissage and concert: I am lost to this world at Møstings Hus

The title of Birk Bjørlo’s exhibition “I Am Lost to This World“ refers to the iconic musical piece of the same name by the German composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Join as pianist and composer August Rosenbaum interprets Mahler’s symphony in one of Bjørlo’s large object-paintings, resulting in a direct conversation between Rosenbaum, Bjørlo’s art works, and Mahler’s iconic piece. From 2-3 pm. Tickets are available for 100 DKK via Billetto.


Sunday 10th September

Det Grønne Loppemarked

Go on treasure hunt! At this market, locals sell pre-worn clothing, accessories, and items for your home. Getting hungry? There’ll be plant-based food as well as coffee available. From 10 am to 4 pm.


Wednesday 13th – Thursday 14th September

Tech BBQ

What started as a humble BBQ gathering for tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs in 2013 has since evolved into a full-blown summit that draws attendees from around the world. Whether you’re in the industry, a journalist, or simply a tech enthusiast, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to learn and connect.




Friday 15th – Thursday 21st September

Music Film Festival at Cinemateket

From Detroit’s techno scene to Buenavista Social Club’s Cuba to a townhouse in Sheffield where The Human League recorded their first piece, there’s plenty on the menu at the 11th edition of Cinemateket’s Music Film Festival. Check out the program on the website to get ready for an acoustic and visual journey.


Sunday 17th September

Danish on a Sunday: Unruly at Cinemateket

Brush up your Danish or simply get a sense of Danish cinema with “Danish on a Sunday.” Cinemateket screens Danish movies in original language but with English subtitles. Based on true events in 1930s Denmark, “Unruly“ follows the young woman Maren who’s sent to a women’s institution on the island of Sprogø as she’s deemed too promiscuous. There she’s supposed to learn the kind of “proper” behavior that’s expected from her but Maren isn’t willing to comply, resulting in fatal consequences for both herself and for her new friend Sørine. The film is screened at


Monday 18th September

French Film Mondays in collaboration with Institut Francais

Just in time for moody autumn evenings, the event series “French Film Mondays” is back to allow you a glimpse into the world of French cinema. The series kicks off with “Une belle course (Madeleines Paris),” a heartwarming and surprising tale of an unforeseen friendship. The screening starts at 7 pm and will be followed by a Q&A session with director Christian Carion. Learn more, also about upcoming screenings on the website.




Wednesday 20th September

La Casalinga by The Caribbean Housewife

This edition of the popular dinner series Housewife Roast takes you on a journey to Sicily. Roman-Sicilian sous chef Emiliano Trebbi will take center stage and dish out a delicious vegetarian five-course menu. Vegan options are available upon request. As always, the menu is paired with remarkable natural wines from women producers. This dinner event presents Italian and Sicilian winemakers Al di là del Fiume and Arianna Occhipinti.


Waterbaby at Vega’s Ideal Bar

Swedish musician Kendra Egerbladh, who goes by the artist name waterbaby, has just released her first album, now she’s playing at Vega’s Ideal Bar. Let yourself be charmed by her velvety-smooth voice from 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm and tickets cost 175 DKK.




Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd September

International Citizen Days in Øksnehallen

New in Denmark? International Citizen Days aims at giving valuable insights on crucial topics such as housing, jobs, banking, taxes, sports, Danish culture, and more so you have a smooth start. There’s be talks, debates, a fair, and opportunities to network with other internationals as well as public authorities, private organizations, and local communities. The event is free; simply swing by. Learn more on the website.




Saturday 23rd September

Booster Bike Cruise by Yamaha Motors & Mikkeller Cycling Club

The Booster Bike Cruise is a version of the classic critical mass race, which has been popular with cycling enthusiasts in the Nordics since the 1970s. The aim is to increase safety for cyclists traveling through urban areas by having a large number of participants, and to inspire more people to choose biking as a means of transportation. For the launch of the new electric bicycle, BOOSTER, to Denmark, Yamaha Motors has teamed up with Mikkeller Cycling Club to organize such a bike cruise. Join in Kødbyen near the Warpigs restaurant and bike with the crowd all the way to Mikkeller Baghaven on Refshaleøen where there’ll be some after-bike festivities. The event starts at 3 pm and everyone who signs up and participates is automatically in the competition to win a Yamaha Booster eBike. The first 100 will also get some free goodies.

A poster for the Copenhagen bike cruise.


From Workshop to Wow! The Burlesque Debut Show from Sweet Burlesque

For the past six months, five emerging burlesque stars have been working with Sweet Burlesque to develop their individual performing styles. See their first performance at Biblioteket Rentemestervej, 8 – 10 pm with a short intermission. The show isn’t just about burlesque; it’s also about body positivity, feminine power, and the joy of dance. Book your ticket here.


Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th September

Design Matters

Made for designers by designers, this conference dives into the latest news and provides a frame to discuss how digital design relates to topics such as art, technology, and society. Learn more on the website.




Thursday 28th September

Neighbor Night at Audo Restaurant

The first Neighbor Night sold out so fast that the team decided to offer a second edition: join for an evening filled with a sharing-style dinner and live music in the cozy courtyard of Audo Restaurant. The three-course menu costs 350 DKK, book your table via the website. From 6-10 pm.


Bobby Oroza at Lille Vega

Turn up the romance! Finnish musician Bobby Oroza sings soulful ballads that will make your heart beat. Lyrically, the singer-songwriter explores topics such as self-exploration, finding one’s place in the world, and how much power we actually have over our own life. Doors open at 8 pm and the concert starts at 9 pm. Tickets cost 185 DKK.


Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th September

International Music Festival by Sonamos Latinoamerica

Most of you might think of Salsa when thinking about Latin American music but there’s much more to explore. Sonamos Latinoamerica’s International Music Festival presents a varied program ranging from concerts to film screenings at different venues in Copenahgen. Learn more on the website.


Friday 29th September

Motopol x Fine Chaos

Copenhagen-based Fine Chaos has always been closely tied to local youth and rave culture. Now the brand is teaming up with newly-reopened Motopol: join for a night filled with underground music and good vibes in the industrial surroundings of Motopol on Amager. From 10 pm to 6 am.

A black and white photo of a woman with long hair.


Joaquín Grilo at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Flamenco dancer Joaquín Grilo and his dance crew return to the Concert Hall. The performance starts at 8 pm and ticket cost 395 DKK.


Rendezvous Bar Opening at 25hours Hotel Copenhagen

25hours Hotel Copenhagen is opening a new bar and you’re invited! Join for the housewarming party of Rendezvous and slide into the weekend with an expertly-crafted cocktail from 3 pm to midnight.


Saturday 30th September

13th Birthday Party at Mother

Mother turns 13 and you’re invited! Join for live music, good food, and good vibes. The party starts at 6 pm and there’ll be 1000 free pizzas and wine so come early.




Ongoing in September

Grønt Market

Get your fix of fresh, seasonal produce and meet the people who grow it: Grønt Market’s mission is it to build a strong connection and community between farmers and eaters. There’re four editions each month: on the first Sunday of the month, the market stalls are put up in front of Lille Bakery on Refshaleøen, every second Sunday at Liatuens Plads in Vesterbro, every third Sunday at Skjolds Plads in Nørrebro, and every fourth Sunday in Aksel Møllers Have in Frederiksberg. Always from 10 am to 3 pm.


From Bacon to Bourgeois at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

From figuration and abstraction to minimalism and pop, this exhibition explores some of the key trends of modern art history after the Second World War, featuring works by Picasso, Bacon, Warhol, and Lichtenstein among others. The exhibition will be on display until 10th September.


Natalia Criado: Gems at Home / Joyas en Casa at Studio X Kitchen

Studio X Kitchen might be primarily a café but for many in the design community it’s also a destination and source of inspiration. With its latest collaboration with Colombia-born and Milan-based Industrial Designer Natalia Criado, the team is dialing up the volume of the latter. Swing by for a pastry and get mesmerized by the selection of stunning tableware pieces from Natalia Criado’s series “Gems at Home” / “Joyas en Casa.” The pieces will be exhibited until 30th September and are available for purchase at Studio X Kitchen.

A silver coffee maker and a spoon on a white surface at Copenhagen events.




Francisco Sierra: A bird in a studio at Von Bartha

Experience Chilean-Swiss artist Francisco Sierra’s first solo exhibition in the Nordics. “A Bird in a Studio“ is inspired by an actual happening in Sierra’s atelier and presents new paintings, including depictions of owls, a recurring subject in his painterly practice. The exhibition is on display until 28th October.




When Copenhagen became wonderful: Poster Artist Ib Antoni at Museum of Copenhagen

A smiling mermaid and friendly guardsman packaged in a sixties colours and style – does that ring a bell? This exhibition sheds light on the man who created these and other images that many associate with Copenhagen. In honor of Danish poster artist Ib Antoni, the Museum of Copenhagen hosts a special exhibition, presenting the artist in the context of the times he lived in. It will be on display until October.




Nan Goldin: Memory Lost at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s recent acquisition, “Memory Lost“ by American activist and photographer Nan Goldin, is an approximately 24 minute long digital slide show. It’s intimate, poetic, captivating, and heartbreaking all at once, revolving around abuse, friendship, love, deprivation and loss. The slide show is jointly owned by Louisiana and Moderna Museet Stockholm. It can be experienced in the South Wing until October.




Veronica Hodges: Under the Tree at Ordrupgaard

For the next three years, Ordrupgaard’s freshly renovated 1920s greenhouse will house site-specific works by several artists that focus on climate and sustainability issues. The first in line is American artist Veronica Hodges. Her installation “Under the Tree” shows a gigantic spring-blossoming tree, filling the greenhouse to breaking point with hand-colored paper flowers and interwoven branches. It’s not all floral splendor, however: there are also dead leaves and flowers and small seeds have dropped to the floor, hinting at the transitory nature of life. The exhibition will be on display until November.




Little Table, Cover Thyself! at Design Museum Denmark

There’s something special about the art of table-setting and the way a decorated table sets the scene for special and everyday occasions. Experience how table-setting has changed over time and admire the collection of plates, figurines, jugs, and more. All the way through 2025, seven of the museum’s historical tables are decorated with items from the renaissance until today.




Guided tour: Highlights & Introduction at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Every Thursday from 2-2:45 pm, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art offers a guided tour of the museum’s collection and architecture. The tour is free for everyone but you need to pick up a ticket at the entrance up to two hours before the tour. This ticket is free for everyone with a valid ticket to the museum.


Ruben Hughes: The Youth at Leica Store Copenhagen

Titled “The Youth,” this exhibition by Ruben Hughes explores identity from adolescence to young adulthood through a series of streetstyle photographs. It will be on display in the Leica Store until January 2024.




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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.