Your Creative Calendar: 102 Things To Do, See, And Hear In September

Get ready to welcome fall into your heart, with some assistance from the Blair Witch, M.I.A., Empire, and much, much more.

Your Creative Calendar: 102 Things To Do, See, And Hear In September

Summer is always so exciting at first. You throw your hoodies in a trash fire, crank up the AC, and plot so many beachside getaways and kayaking adventures. Maybe you’ll go to the Cape! (Any cape, really, doesn’t matter.) After a while, though, you realize you’ve been sweating for three months and your skin feels like ungently used cheesecloth. Also, your favorite celebrities have been dying, America is at war with itself, and there is no glass ceiling to the current election’s ridiculousness. This year especially, fall feels like a harbinger of magical possibilities. Apple-picking! Hoodies! Pumpkin spice M&Ms! The end of this God-forsaken election, finally! And of course, the end of this unusually flop-filled summer movie season. Thankfully, the wait is over. Just when it feels like summer will last forever and we’re all stuck in a Gordian time knot, the first signs of fall are arriving. Prepare to say goodbye to the leaves and hello to the Blair Witch and M.I.A. Don’t you feel at least a little bit pulled back from the brink of heatstroke already? No? Well then, keep reading on for Co.Create‘s September Creative Calendar and forget that whole summer bit even happened.


Movies In Theaters

Albums you should hear

Things to watch on TV (or your computer)


Books to read

  • The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 2 by Joseph Fink
  • Razor Girl: A Novel by Carl Hiaasen
  • Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  • Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson
  • In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox by Carol Burnett
  • Based on a True Story: A Memoir by Norm MacDonald
  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

[Photo Mash Up: Adriana C. Sánchez for Fast Company, Source Photos: Atlanta: Guy D’Alema, courtesy of FX; Morgan: courtesy of 20th Century Fox; The Magnificent Seven: Sam Emerson, courtesy of Columbia Pictures; For the Love of Spock: Kai de Mello-Folsom, courtesy of Gravitas Ventures; Skiptrace: courtesy of Saban Films; The Edge Of Seventeen: Murray Close, courtesy of STX Entertainment; Marvel’s Luke Cage: Myles Aronowitz, courtesy of Netflix; Pitch: Tommy Garcia, courtesy of FOX; The Exorcist: Chuck Hodes, courtesy of FOX; Better Things: Colleen Hayes, courtesy of FX; Sully: Keith Bernstein, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; Storks: courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, and RatPac-Dune Entertainment; Dr.Ken: Danny Feld, courtesy of ABC Neworks; Narcos: Juan Pablo Gutierrez, courtesy of Netflix; The Light Between Oceans: Davi Russo, courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures]

About the author

Joe Berkowitz is a writer and staff editor at Fast Company. His next book, Away with Words, is available June 13th from Harper Perennial.