Where To Go In… – September
Don’t know where to go in September? Let us give you some ideas for your next city trips. #WTGI
Fringe Festival – 07/09 to 09/09 @ various locations :
Staging a huge array of productions by cutting-edge home-grown and international producers and artists at over 30 venues across Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Fringe Festival turns the entire city into a stage. From theatres to clubs, the streets, boats and even living rooms, the eccentricity that is the Fringe comes alive in bizarre, brooding and brilliant productions including live art, theatre, musical theatre, comedy and dance.
Open Monuments Day – 08/09 to 09/09 @ various locations :
The Open Monuments Day Amsterdam annually explore and celebrate the city’s rich history by casting open the doors of important buildings, monuments and private homes to the public, all free of charge.
UNSEEN – 21/09 to 23/09 @ Westerngasfabriek :
Collaboratively organised by Amsterdam’s key photography and art institutions, more than 50 leading contemporary art and photography galleries from all around the world are invited to participate.
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Yanis Moralis Retrospective – 19/09 to 05/01 @ Benaki Museum Pireos Annex:
Yannis Moralis, one of Greece’s most prominent artists whose career spanned from the realistic to the abstract, is showcased at this exhibition tracing his entire life’s journey in art. Moralis’ main subject was the human form, as he explored the timeless concepts of life, love and death.
Byzantium in the first Millenium – until 10/10 @ Byzantine & Christian Museum:
Take a trip to the past at this exhibition that emphasises the role of the Byzantine Empire, between 300-1000 AD, as a pole of stability in a period of great uncertainties and conflicts in Europe and the broader Mediterranean area.
George Condo – until 31/10 @Museum of Cycladic Art:
A must-see show. George Condo is a leading artist who was instrumental in reviving figurative art in America. Condo’s first major solo show in Athens includes paintings, sculpture and drawings spanning his 40-year career.
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Brussels, November 1918 – 19/09 to, 06/01 @ BELvue Museum
On 11 November 1918, the Great War ended. For Brussels, it was the end of an occupation that had lasted almost 50 months. Through historical photographs, film archives and objects of the time, the trilingual exhibition plunges the visitor into the turmoil of Brussels in 1918.
Magritte, Atomium meets surrealism – until 10/09 @ Atomiumsquare:
In honour of the 50th anniversary of the death of René Magritte, the internationally renowned icon of Belgian surrealism, the Atomium will give a unique homage to Magritte.
Star Wars Identities – until 20/09 @ Brussels Expo:
The Star Wars Identities exhibition continues its world tour in Brussels. 200 original costumes, props, models, and pieces of artwork are yours to discover.
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Golden Days Festival – 07/09 to 23/09 @ Tivoli Gardens:
Copenhagen’s annual culture festival was held for the first time in 1994, and was formed as a collaboration between several cultural institutions in Copenhagen. The vision is to share knowledge, history and culture in a what people actually find interesting, and want to be a part of. You get to engage, learn a thing or two and maybe even gain new perspectives on the society we live in
Copenhagen Half Marathon – 16/09 @ various locations:
Join the 23,500 runners when they take on the 21.1 kilometres course at Copenhagen Half Marathon. The route passes by some of the highlights of Copenhagen; The King’s New Square, Frederiksberg Allé and the city lakes as well as the Marble Church, The Old Stock Exchange and The Parliament Christiansborg.
CPH PIX – 27/09 to 10/10 @ various locations:
With more than 50,000 visitors each year, CPH PIX is Denmark’s international feature film festival. The festival offers quality films from around the world, including such films as the audience would not get a chance to see otherwise.
Friday Rock – every Friday until 21/09 @ Tivoli Gardens:
Year after year, Tivoli presents a diverse program, covering both international stars, new talents and artists. Every year, Fredagsrock attracts around half a million pop and rock fans of all ages.
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MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film – 04/09 to 09/09 @ Cinema São Jorge:
Lisbon International Horror Film Festival promotes the best of horror from around the globe and encourages the production of Portuguese horror films.
Open House Lisboa ’18 – 22/09 to 23/09 @ various locations:
Open House is an international event with more than 35 participant cities in the world. During one weekend, you can discover inside out and up close the best architecture in Lisbon through free guided tours with no booking required. In this, its 7th edition, Open House Lisboa will once again hold many of the keys in the city, offering free and unforgettable visits to many buildings.
Festival Santa Casa Alfama’18 – 28/09 to 29/09 @ various locations:
The heart of Alfama welcomes once more the Grande Festival de Fado, with more than 40 concerts taking place at 12 different venues.
Escher – until 16/09 @ Museu de Arte Popular:
For the first time, the works of the charismatic Dutch artist M. C. Escher, who many consider a genius of geometric imagination, will be on show in Lisboa.
Don’t forget to download our Lisbon City Guide for the best addresses in the city.
BBC Proms – until 08/09 @ Royal Albert Hall:
The eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts in collaboration with the BBC. The world’s largest and most democratic musical festival.
The Great River Race – 08/09 @ various locations:
London’s annual river marathon sees over 300 international crews compete to become the UK’s Traditional Boat Champions. Participants in The Great River Race range from serious athletes to recreational rowers in fancy dress.
Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy – until 09/09 @ Tate Modern:
This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life. A month-by-month journey through Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’.
DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes – until 09/09 @ The O2:
Explore the American comic book publisher’s history through a display of more than 200 original comic pages and 300 preparatory sketches, as well as props, costumes and models used in the blockbuster films inspired by the comics.
London Fashion Week – 13/09 to 18/09 @ various locations:
Showcasing over 250 designers to a global audience of influential media and retailers, it is one of the “Big Four” fashion weeks, along with the New York, Milan and Paris.
Open House London – 22/09 to 23/09 @ various locations:
The festival gives Londoners access to hundreds of buildings not normally open to the public, including unusual private homes, government buildings, historic sites, educational establishments and many others.
London Design Festival – 15/09 to 23/09 @ various locations:
This festival brings remarkable design both old and new to a vast London audienceThis year the V&A celebrates 10 years as the festival’s hub, with a range of special displays and installations across the museum, plus a huge programme of events, tours, and workshops from Global Design Forum.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up – until 04/11 @ Victoria & Albert Museum:
This exhibition is dedicated to the incredible collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to iconic Mexican, Frida Kahlo. Expect some exceptional dresses and envy-inducing possessions.
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Oktoberfest – 22/09 to 07/10 @ Theresenwiese:
The world’s largest Volksfes is a 16- to 18-day folk festival, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year. Despite the misleading name, the festival actually starts in September finishing early October.
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U.S. Open Tennis Championship– 27/08 to 09/09 @ Flushing Meadows–Corona Park:
. For two weeks, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park will be the tennis capital of the world during the legendary tournament. New Yorkers bring the party to the National Tennis Center with a celebrity-studded crowd, while local food trucks bring the yummies, and live musicians perform on the grounds.
New York Fashion Week – until 14/09 @ various locations:
Get camera-ready for Fashion Week 2018. NYC will be filled with a stampede of posh editors, bloggers, stylists and shutterbugs. From free New York Fashion Week events you can actually attend to major exhibitions like Refinery29’s 29Rooms.
Photoville – 14/09 to 23/09 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park:
Held in and around giant shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the massive celebration of pictures features more than 600 artists, 75 exhibitions, talks, screenings, seminars and hands-on photography workshops.
Atlantic Antic – 23/09 @ Downtown Brooklyn:
NYC’s largest and oldest street festival returns to Downtown Brooklyn for its 44th year, boasting ten blocks rammed with Brooklyn-based food vendors, artists, craft breweries and artisanal shops.
“Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso” – until 07/10 @ The Met Breuer:
Nudes with attitude are the subjects of this exhibit drawn from The Met’s Scofield Thayer Collection. On tap are erotic drawings and prints by Gustave Klimt, Egon Schiele and Pablo Picasso. This is the first time these holdings have been shown together.
SummerStage – until 27/09 @ various locations:
SummerStage is always one of the highlights of the summer-concerts calendar. The City Parks Foundation series, which celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year, is a juggernaut among warm-weather concert presenters, booking everything from classic New York hip-hop artists in outerborough NYC parks to big-name indie-rock bands on the Central Park mainstage.
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Alphonse Mucha – from 12/09 to 27/01 @ Musée du Luxembourg:
The Czech illustrator, graphic designer, painter and interior decorator Alphonse Mucha is one of the best-known representatives of the early 20th-century art nouveau movement. The Musée du Luxembourg is presenting a comprehensive overview of his work.
European Heritage Days – from 15/09 to 16/09 @ various locations:
On the third weekend of September each year, numerous monuments in Paris region open up to the public. A number of events are organized on this occasion to enable visitors to see little-known facets of familiar venues or to discover places that are usually closed to the public.
Alberto Giacometti – from 14/09 to 20/01 @ Musée Maillol:
Known for his long, spindly figures, painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti left behind an immense body of work. The Musée Maillol is putting on an exhibition of some fifty of his sculptures, on loan from the Fondation Giacometti, alongside works by some of the great modern sculptor.
Picasso. Bleu et Rose – from 18/09 to 06/01 @ Musée Picasso & Musée d’Orsay:
The Orsay and Picasso museums are teaming up to offer an exceptional exploration into the work of Pablo Picasso from 1900 to 1906, a major period which has never been covered in its entirety until now. An important collaborative exhibition from two renowned Parisian institutions that takes a different look at an outstanding body of work.
Techno Parade – 22/09 @ various locations:
Created in 1998, the Techno Parade in Paris seeks to promote electronic music culture. This one-day festive event attracts a large audience (more than 350,000 fans) who come to take part in the parade through the streets of Paris, in the company of a dozen or so floats.
Paris Fashion Week – from 24/09 to 02/10 @ various locations:
Paris parades its finest creations in ready-to-wear on the occasion of Fashion Week. During this event, the new collections are presented at catwalk shows in the most beautiful places in the city.
Ryder Cup – from 25/09 to 30/09 @ Golf National:
The Ryder Cup, one of the very select circle of sporting events on a global scale, is THE top event for golfing enthusiasts.The 2018 edition will take place at the Golf National de Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, a unique course with a spectacular natural landscape.
Dazzling Venice – from 26/09 to 21/01 @ Grand Palais:
The Grand Palais is turning its focus to Venice, the city known as ‘La Serenissima’, by way of a glowing tribute to the role of the arts in the floating city, both past and present.
The Impressionists in London: Artists in exile, 1870-1904 – until 14/10 @ Petit Palais:
This exhibition focuses on the work of the French Impressionist painters, who for various reasons sought refuge in London; Carpeaux, Pissarro, Monet, Sisley, Derain… The exhibition brings together some one hundred artworks created in the English capital and is presented in a way that recreates the atmosphere of the art market in Victorian London.
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viennacontemporary – from 27/09 to 30/09 @ Marx Halle:
The art fair presents contemporary art with a focus on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in the Marx Halle in the 3rd district. Around 100 galleries and institutions from 23 countries are represented.
Wiener Wiesnfest – from 27/09 to 14/10 @ Vienna Prater:
Vienna’s answer to Munich’s Octoberfest feasts on Austrian tradition. The Wiener Wiesnfest is THE place to watch (and wear) dirndl dresses and lederhosen. Have a decent beer with savoury snacks in one of the festival tents, experience authentic Austrian folk dance, enjoy folk music and watch demonstrations of local crafts.
Gustav Klimt. Artist Of The Century – until 04/11 @ Leopold Museum:
This exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Klimt, honors The protagonist of Viennese Modernism par excellence, who saw the Secession as a venue for the fight for spiritual and artistic modern art.
Egon Schiele. The Jubilee Show – until 04/11 @ Leopold Museum:
100 years after his death, a special exhibition is dedicated to the central artist of the Leopold Museum’s collection: unique in its combination of works, the exhibition touches upon the most important themes in the artist’s oeuvre.
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