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Things To Do in September

Summer's swan song brings a wealth of things to do in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Here's our list of the best cultural goings-on.


Mira Schendel Sarrafos: Black and White Works

Best known for her drawings on rice paper, Schendel was a Brazilian painter, poet, and sculptor. This retrospective of her more prominent work kicks off with an opening reception.

September 7th, 6 PM - 8 PM | Hauser & Wirth

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Aline Muniz

The Brazilian-born singer-songwriter serenades us at Annie O's Music Series atop The Standard, East Village.

September 8th, 7 PM - 9 PM | The Standard, East Village

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Armarium Pop-Up at The Standard, East Village

Just in time for NYFW, Armarium, the uber-chic designer looks rental service, pops up in the Perch.

September 7th - 14th I The Standard, East Village

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Goran Kling at The Shop

This Stockholm-based designer of blinged-out rings with a heavy design twist will work wonders on your pretty little fingers. Join us when he pops-up for one night only at The Shop and slip on something very special.

September 9th ] 6pm - 8pm

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The Standard + Good Things: Franks

Chefs John Fraser, Angela Dimayuga, and Gerardo Gonzalez serve up one last taste of summer.

September 13th, 6PM - 8PM | Summer Garden at The Standard, East Village

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Kiri T

The US-based artist with Hong Kong roots proves that a pop sensibility mixed with multi-instrumental talent is a great fit.

September 18th, 7 PM - 9 PM | The Standard, East Village

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The Fall

The Fall are post-punk icons, and for five nights in Brooklyn they'll be holding court. Don't miss the iconic crew revived for their NYC return.

September 13th, 8 PM | Baby’s All Right

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The Rite of Spring in New York

Watch the "Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky in full movement as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival.

September 15th, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | BAM

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John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman

You've probably seen her illustration in The New Yorker and his dance moves practiced by prominent companies. Now, get to know the visions of both, combined, as they celebrate their new work at The Guggenheim.

September 18th, 7:30 PM | The Guggenheim

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Ballet Opening

Nothing says the beginning of a new season like the reopening of the City Ballet, an experience that remains a classic for good reason.

September 19th, 7:30 PM | David H. Koch Theater

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Olafur Eliasson: Arctic Imagination

Artist Olafur Eliasson takes on global warming in his solar lamp project, travelling worldwide to address the tension between nature and man.

September 21st, 7 PM | The New York Public Library

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Back to School Benefit

The "Back to School" benefit features performances and activations by New York-based collective DIS throughout the museum's entirely empty galleries. Did we mention the open bar?

September 28th, 7 PM - 10 PM | MOMA PS1

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Jessy Lanza (DJ Set)

One of LA's favorite party curators presents the Canadian songstress with power beyond her years spinning tunes on the Rooftop.

September 8th, 9 PM - 2 AM | The Rooftop, The Standard DTLA

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Matthew Dear

The experimental pop priest, known as much for his production as his personal musical stylings, takes it to the dance floor.

September 16th, 2 PM - 8 PM | The Rooftop, The Standard DTLA

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Day n Night Fest

Hip-hop's current golden children take the stage for a two-day event worth the drive down south. Watch Kendrick, Chance, and Travis, as well as up and comers like Father, SAINT JHN and Ugly God.

September 8th - 9th | The Observatory

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Radical Women

Be among the first to see the exhibition during Saturday night’s party, with galleries open late, live music by JUNGLE FIRE, DJ sets by Chulita Vinyl Club, a cash bar, and food for purchase all night.

September 16th, 8 PM - 11 PM | Hammer Museum

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Summer Happenings at The Broad: Jean-Michel Basquiat

James Spooner curates a selection of artists influenced by the work of Basquiat across multiple mediums. Come join in on the burgeoning summer series defining the experiential landscape of museums today.

September 23rd, 8:30 PM | The Broad

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Future Islands

Seasons change, but Future Islands and outdoor concerts on an ideal summer night are always a good idea.

September 19th, 8 PM | The Greek Theater

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Beyond Standing Rock

A battle that goes beyond the news coverage, this documentary shows how the social movement toward environmental equality has been fought for a long, long time.

September 23rd, 2 PM - 4 PM | The Autry

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KCRW Presents Solange

See one of the great musical artists of our time alongside Kelsey Lu and Moses Sumney.

September 24th, 7 PM | Hollywood Bowl

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Comparisons are not always accurate, but to say SZA is the new Madonna has a ring to it. The R&B rising star performs her chart topping album in a live session that's not to be missed.

September 25th, 8 PM | The Novo

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September Detox Spa Specials from $85

No, you don't need to wait til New Years to consider what a detox could do for your skin. Slough off summer with special prices on luxe services all month long.

All Month | The Standard Spa, Miami


Interested in heating things up while saying "Om"? Join us for a very special 6-weekend Yoga Teacher Training Program to delve deeper into the study of yoga and yourself.

September 8th - October 15th | The Standard Spa, Miami

Indieflix Presents: Angst + Q&A

We’re screening Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety, a documentary that looks at anxiety and what we can do about it.

September 12th, 8 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami

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Dive-In Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Peroni presents the '80s classic, poolside. Join us as we get nostalgic for Stacy.

September 17th, 8:30 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami

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Miami Fashion Film Society: Opening Ceremony

The Fifth Anniversary of the Miami Fashion Film Festival kicks off with a sneak peek of featured fashion films and more. Per usual, Standard members enjoy a special rate.

September 20th, 7 PM - 10 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami

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Chefs Stand Up: Angela Dimayuga of Mission Chinese Food

Eat for a cause. Chef Angela Dimayuga of Mission Chinese creates a customized dining experience to benefit the North Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. 100% of proceeds will be donated.

September 21st, 8 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Happy Hour

Come together to raise funds for the people affected by Hurricane Harvey.

September 22nd, 6 PM - 9 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami

Not Your Standard BIIINGO: III POINTS Edition

Join us for a special III Points edition of rowdy BIIINGO with co-hosts Mokibaby, Ashley Venom, Haiiileen, and Michelle Granado, plus soundtrack by guest DJs, Virgo & Get Face.

September 24th, 7 PM - 10 PM | The Standard Spa, Miami

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Perfect Health with Renata de Abreu

Take your health guru status to new levels with this two-day immersion in a healthier lifestyle. Your body will see the changes that a balanced life can bring, and the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine.

September 25th - 26th | The Standard Spa, Miami

Grand Opening

The much-awaited opening of Exile Books' new location has finally arrived. Catch us at their Little Haiti address, stocked with fresh inventory starting at the beginning of the month.

September 1st, 6 PM | Exile Books

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Art + Hack + Data

With new media changing the way we express ourselves, we can't think of anything more fitting than to join the Perez Art Museum of Miami for this weekend-long social artistry event.

September 8th, 10 AM | PAMM

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Ernesto Oroza Opening Reception

The Cuba-based artist and designer sets out to present his new work "Museo Popular Concreto: Inform", open through mid-October.

September 14th, 7 PM - 9 PM | Fredric Snitzer Gallery

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Mark Handforth

ICA brings in artist Mark Handforth to talk about his style of sculptural installations using familiar objects transplanted into new contexts.

September 15th, 7 PM | ICA

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