36 things to do to make this a wowzer! of a week in Vienna – vienna würstelstand

36 things to do to make this a wowzer! of a week in Vienna

August 19, 2018

36 things to do to
make this a wowzer!
of a week in Vienna

August 19, 2018

Vienna Würstelstand's says

Hey, hey! We’ve selected the very best of what’s happening in Vienna this week so you can spend less time working out what to do, and spend more time making the most out of this city… and life.

Check out below the 36 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:

(Photo by the talented Instagrammer @kasiawhotravels)

Celebrate the opening of a Festival Bike station

Opening Party & Concerts – Radsommer am Donaukanal

When: FRI, July 6, 6pm–11pm
Where: Adria
Entry: Free

For the summer months, Adria will be setting up an old ‘bike station’ where you can get your bike repaired. To celebrate the opening of such a momentous thing, they are having a little festival. While this station will offer free checks on your old cycle like a traditional bike stop, it will also offer much, much more. A full programme is planned, including open air cinema and concerts, starting with Matatu.

Recommended if you like: open air cinema, bike stations the are more than bike stations, free check ups, celebrating any small event because why the fudge not, its summer so whatever, mini festivals, concerts by locals, supporting the local music scene, anything that happens by the canal because it is slightly cooler than being in the city, ska

A Hungarian drama at the Arena open-air cinema

Volxkino: Underdog (White God) /// Eintritt Frei!

When: MON, August 20, 8pm–11pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: free!

This Monday, they’ll be screening Underdog (White God) at the Volxkino open air session taking place at the Arena’s open air stage. In this movie, a dog is the star. This Hungarian film follows the dramatic story of a girl who is trying to do everything to keep her friend (the friend being the dog) with her. But in all seriousness, the movie is more than just a friendship between a dog and a girl. Watch the trailer and you’ll get a glimpse of what we mean:

Recommended if you like: dogs, open air cinema in unique locations, open air cinemas, starry nights, watching movies in a unique location, indie movies, watching foreign movies with subtitles, drama

Mama Africa is calling from the Donauinsel 

Afrika Tage Wien 2018

When: August 10–August 27
Where: Donauinsel

Africa is just around the corner – on the Donauinsel, to be exact! The Afrika Tage is a great opportunity to dream yourself away from the city, dance to open air concerts showcasing music from the continent this festival is dedicated to, pick up some jewellery, clothes, pottery and other handicrafts at market stands, hit the djembe until your hands are sore, learn how to belly dance, ride a camel… there is so much to do! And oh, you have to try the food – from Ethiopian enjera to Berber cuisine to fried fish, Mombassa style. Our mouths are starting to drool just thinking about it. Check out more info and the program, here.

Tip: There is free entry on Mondays. The prices on the other days vary, so check out their website.

Recommended if you like: traveling bling with a backpack, music that makes you dance, sounds of percussions, exploring other cultures, Mama Africa!, lying in the grass with a cold drink listening to music

Austrian Startups meet-up where & talk about bootstrapping

AustrianStartups Stammtisch #61

When: TUE, August 21, 6:30pm–10pm
Where: Impact Hub
Entry: free! Register here

The local startup Club, AustrianStartups, is at it again. This round of talks will look at how to successfully get your startup dream prospering by using the method of bootstrapping If you don’t know what the hell bootstrapping is, then this is exactly why you should put this night in your diary. This topic, along with plenty of questions, will be discussed by experienced entrepreneurs in the field of change and innovation in Austria. Plus, it’s a great networking opportunity for all startup-ers!

Recommended if you like: Austrian startups, having the entrepreneurial spirit, getting free insight into building your business, getting to know something new, being a startup-er, networking the fu** out of a room

A bingo night – not just for old grannies!

Music Bingo Night

When: TUE, August 21, 7:30pm-11pm
Where: Cafe Lassa
Entry: 1€ per card

Everyone’s familiar with the rules of bingo, so we don’t have to explain them here, right? But at this special Music Bingo Night at the funky craft beer bar, Cafe Lassa, the rules are a bit different: you’ll have to listen to 30 seconds of a song and cross out the appropriate artist/musician on your card. Don’t forget to yell ‘bingo’, when you’ve crossed out all the names in a row! There will also be prizes. It’s a BINGO!

Recommended if you like: taking your granny to fun events, stalking Peter Rapp, being a music addict, a friendly competition that might turn violent after you’ve had too many beers, being brilliant at knowing rather irrelevant things, drinking while thinking

A wine, gin & bread tasting

Weinverkostung

When: TUE, August 21, 5:30pm–8pm
Where: Haas&Haas Wein & Feinkost
Entry: 15€

This Tuesday, three winemakers from the Wachau region will present three of their wines at the Wein&Fein.kost wine tasting. Other than wine, there’ll also be a very fine local gin on offer for tastings, and some delicious artisan and organic bread from the baker, Öfferl. For just 15 bucks you can partake in this gourmet and boozy fun. And it will all be happening in the funky little spot Haas&Haas & Feinkost (PSSST – ask them to take you down to check out their ancient cellar if the tasting is not held down there).

Recommended if you like: wine, boozy afternoons, very unique and very cool locations, bathing in a bath of wine, sticking your wine in nose glasses and looking thoughtfully up at the sky, trying and testing, getting more than just tipsy on a Tuesday afternoon

A few guys from the Wu-Tang Clan will be in town!

GZA The Genius // Flex Vienna

When: WED, August 22, 8pm–11:55pm
Where: Flex
Entry: 25€, buy your ticket here

On Wednesday night, Flex will be having the honour of having GZA The Genius busting some rhymes on their dancefloor. Before being part of the legendary group, The Wu-Tang Clan, GZA had already built a solid reputation that has lasted for more than 20 years. And with hits like Breaker Breaker, there is no questioning why!

Recommended if you like: seeing Hip Hop legends live in action, flat-brimmed baseball caps, doing it for the thrill, bouncing up and down to a Hip Hop tune with one hand in the air, smoking ze’ wacky tabacky, lowriders

A night to embrace your inner Pop Star

GRAB the MIC! Karaoke Night

When: WED, August 22, 9pm–4am
Where: Weberknecht
Entry: free!

This Wednesday night, bring that beautiful voice of yours to Weberknecht for a full-on Karaoke night! With free entry and drink specials, you can take on the stage by storm and let out that voice of yours that you’ve perfected in countless shower concerts.

Recommended if you like: A drunken crowd cheering your name, using your soap as a mic, not being able to listen to Wonderwall without breaking out in song, you actually vote when watching American Idol

A throwback party with a touch of today’s music

Holiday Club – Todays Hit’s vs. 90s

When: WED, August 22, 9pm-4am
Where: Cabaret Fledermaus
Entry: free!

Every Wednesday, the legendary club, Cabaret Fledermaus, will put on a mix of 90s music and chart music of today to keep you dancing all night long! Expect a lot of dancing if you show up at this fun free party on a week night! We suggest bringing a bunch of friends along, as it’s a proven fact that dancing to this kind of music is always better with friends. Especially when drinks are involved.

Recommended if you like: music that you can’t resist dancing to, living in the past, dancing until sweat is dripping down your back, unpretentious locations, the 90s, mid-week drinking, mid-week drinking, listening to the radio

Berlin-based DJ, KlangKuentsler, at Pratersauna

Nachtschwimmer w KlangKuenstler

When: WED, August 22, 10pm–5am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 5€ < 11am, 8€ < 12am > 10€

This Wednesday night, the walls of the Pratersauna will be shaking with the beats of Berlin-based DJ, KlangKuenstler. Focusing on a blend of percussion and rhythm, he has taken the entire city of Berlin by storm (which is not an easy thing to do with the number of people in that city trying to do the same!). Come prepared to dance until your legs get tired, or  until sunrise.

Recommended if you like: beats instead of birthday cake, House, Soul, Disco, carefully curated clubbing events, trying  to make out with a DJ named Roman, sex in public toilets, dancing and grinding

Good vibes and much more at the waterside beach club

Good Vibes ★ Mittwochs im August 2018 ★ VCBC

When: WED, August 22, 7pm–12am
Where: Vienna City Beach Club
Entry: free!

Every Wednesday in August, you’ll have the chance to enjoy ‘good vibes’ at Vienna City Beach Club. With a chilled music programme on the cards, you can either sit down in a chair waterside and put your toes in the sand and enjoy the evening with a cool drink in your hand. Or you can let yourself go and dance vigorously to the good vibes. It’s your choice, we won’t judge. A happy hour from 6pm until 8pm will support you in your decision, either way.

Recommended if you like: finding sand 2 days later in places you never knew existed on your body, mid-week drinking, fishing in the sun, summer days in Vienna, partying in swimwear, looking at other people in swimwear, drinking under the sun, a vacation in Vienna, the smell of sunscreen, drinking one G&T after another

Afterwork drinking meets contemporary art

Albert & Tina 2018 | Führungen #AlbertinaContemporary

When: WED, August 22, 7pm–8pm
Where: Albertina
Entry: 12.50€ (3€ guided tour + 8.50€ entrance)

In the midst of the madness of the Albert and Tina after work party, there will also be the opportunity, this Wednesday, for an almost free tour of parts of the gallery. Participants of the tour are chosen on a first come first serve basis, as the guide takes you and your fellow drinking culture vulture buddies on a contemporary art tour through the gallery.

Recommended if you like: Sunday strolling through museums, thinking outside the box, reading philosophy books instead of magazines, practising your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, being part of something great

Another summer festival in the horse stables turned event venue

Und noch ein Sommerfest

When: THU, August 23, 7pm–10pm
Where: CREAU
Entry: free! Register via veranstaltung@frauennetzwerk.at

This Thursday, catch the sunset and enjoy some nice social networking at CREAU, where after their first event which turned out to be a huge success, the Frauennetzwerk media company will be hosting their second summer party of the season. Turn up and mingle with locals and expats alike in what is simply described as “a reloaded Sommerfest”.

Recommended if you like: parties with a view, being able to easily start a conversation with everyone and everything, trying out your ice breakers, singlets in summer, gin and tonic, boiled eggs with your brunch

After work mingling with live music

Le Jardin Sommernacht w/ Steve Hope

When: THU, August 23, 5pm–1am
Where: Cafe Français Stadtpark
Entry: free!

Cafe Francais Stadtpark will be throwing yet another big chill-out party from their event series, Le Jardin Sommer Afterwork, this Thursday. Sunsets are colourful this time of the year, nights are starry and after work drinks in a pretty Schanigarten are a must. There will be beats by DJ Steve Hope, booze and tasty French food to feast on.

Recommended if you like: “The secret garden” book, an after work chill session, being bourgeoisie, classy drinks, feeling yourself as a good life connoisseur, laughing in an exaggerated way even when you don’t find something funny

Paddle your way up the Donau with a gin & tonic

☼ Flotus Sundowner Paddling & Gin Tonic

When: THU, August 23, 7pm–8:30pm
Where: Flotus stand up paddling
Entry: 19€, sign up via hello@flotus.at

This Thursday evening, bring your best swimsuit to the Alte Donau and prepare yourself to navigate up stream on a stand up paddling board at the same time as sipping a gin & tonic! The fun people of Flotus will be offering 1.5 hours of paddling with a refreshing gin & tonic shown in to make catching the sunset on your board something maGI(N)cal. There are limited spots… so do be sure to sign up quickly!

Recommended if you like: navigating the chilly river, Gin & Tonic for dinner, magical sunsets, splashing around the water, yelling AHOI at other boats so they recognize your navigating skills as a captain, having an occasion to wear your captain’s hat

Mingle towards a sustainable future

WineDown: Hot Or Not – Tackling Climate Change

When: THU, August 23, 6:30pm–10pm
Where: Badeschiff
Entry: free! Register here

This Thursday evening at the Badeschiff, you can attend an after work ‘winedown’ event where a discussion will be had on climate change. Startups who have taken on the task to innovate for a sustainable future for us all will be there chatting about their servies/ products, along with the bigger picture of how change is needed to prevent climate change. Plus, you can complain about the weather with people that will be able to tell you WHY it’s been so God damn hot this summer.

Recommended if you like: the inspiration of the start-up community, businesses that do good, inspiring Facebook videos of people changing the world, the world of tech and communication, caring about Mother Nature, trying to make the world a better place

Catch a free (!) yoga class on the beach

YOGA AM COPA BEACH

When: THU, August 23, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Where: Copa Beach
Entry: free!

Every Thursday, you can head out to Copa beach to enjoy some summer Yoga sessions on the beach (or at least as close as you’ll get to one in Vienna). Bring your yoga mat, your desire to find inner peace, and your best downward dog moves to the session. And while you’re at it, you might as well get a nice tan happening to make your relaxing time seem a bit more productive.

Recommended if you like: yoga, being as flexible as a 14-year-old boy, doing the downward dog, ‘ommm’ experiences, finding inner peace, doing yoga while watching the sunset, that moment when you squeeze out a little fart during yoga that nobody can hear

Beer and bites at the brewery

Ottakringer Braukultur–Wochen 2018

When: June 28 – August 29, every MON–SAT from 4pm–12am
Where: Ottakringer Brauerei
Entry: tba

It’s that time again when the beloved city’s beer brewery, Ottakringer Brauerei, comes to life for summer with their Braukultur-Wochen. And they’ve got a packed program planned for this year, including all sorts of beer games, live music acts, and tours of the brewery. And yes, there will be lots of beer flowing – 100s of different kinds of craft beer from all over the world, to be exact. There will also plenty of food trucks and stands rolling up to take care of feeding you. This brewing culture weeks just keep getting more and more popular every year. To check out what will be happening, programme, here.

Recommended if you like: craft beer, events at the brewery, pommes, unique events that you miss when summer has gone,  stealing ideas for your own craft beer, events that involve beer, drinking beer, tasting beer like you do wine, admiring your tummy as it grows, the refreshing sound of opening a beer

Swing music + Wine Spritzers + a great view = awesome evening!

Man swinge den Spritzwein!

When: every Thursday, until September 27, 5pm–11pm
Where: Café & Schloss Cobenzl
Entry: 5€

Every Thursday until September, the Café & Schloss Cobenzl will invite one and all to ‘Man swinge den Spritzwein.’ As the title already suggests, there will be a lot of Swing music and, of course, Spritzwein. The Luftschloss party organisers and FM4 got together to create this event series and they’ve invited local musicians, artists, and the Swing Crew Vienna to take care of the music. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Recommended if you like: wearing your socks pulled up high and suspenders, dancing the lindyhop, swing big band music, nostalgia of a time you never lived, vineyards, parties with a view, dancing until your feet hurt and the music won’t let you stop, White Wine Spritzers, vintage dresses, wearing a fedora

Summer is here and so are the open air cinemas

Catch an open air cinema this summer

When: almost every day in summer
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: depends on the location, from 0–10€

Since the dawn of time, stories have been told by humans under the starry sky. In the beginning, it was around a fire where stories were told and acted out in strange dances (we still do that if we’ve had enough to drink). Today, it’s done with popcorn, surround sound, and HD projector screens. Luckily, there are many great spots where you can catch a movie under the skies during summer in Vienna. Here’s a list of where to catch some open air cinema in 2018.

Recommended if you like: popcorn, picnics, romantic dates,  lying on your back watching the clouds, making out on a couch in public, reading the romantics

A Techno rave at the canal

❈ Techno Summer Tribe ❈ Free Open Air

When: THU, August 23, 2pm–10pm
Where: Salztorbrücke
Entry: free!

This Thursday, enjoy some pumping Techno music down at the canal! The Donaukanal that is. The Techno Summer Tribe will bring even more life to the canal with their chilled Techno tunes and you can dance away to the beats all afternoon/ evening long. Just be sure you put that sunblock on before you rave!

Recommended if you like: fluorescent-coloured singlets, dancing with glowsticks, entering a rave-induced trance, the 90s, Drum and Bass, ears ringing from a night of booming bass

Chilled drinks @ Albertina

Albert & Tina 2018

When: WED, July 18, 6pm
Where: Albertina Museum
Entry: free!

Like every year, Albertina celebrates the coming of the summer season in style and invites all of Vienna’s creative and creative-looking characters to do the same on their terrace with their Wednesday event, Albert & Tina. Be sure to enjoy this event series at least once this year, which is a mixture of art, music and classy drinks in the scenic location. It will be happening again this Wednesday, and a Lighthouse Festival special will make us move. Plus: don’t miss out on the after party at Stadtbar, below Albertina!

Recommended if you like: chilled events with good music and quality drinks, being chic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, art and making out with art lovers, nights in the museums, drinking in museums, free stuff, being a culture vulture, hanging with creatives and curators, Monet, Picasso

A short film festival under the starry summer sky in Vienna

dotdotdot Open Air Kurzfilmfestival 2018

When: July 3 – August 24
Where: Volkskundemuseum
Entry: pay as you can!

This is the one and only short film festival happening under the starry sky in Vienna, and boy is it a good one. There’s not only around 150 short films on their programme, but they certainly live up to their name as a festival. Meaning, there are also lots of side events happening throughout the festival, including workshops and talks on the short form of cinema. This is the open air cinema you should be attending if you’re looking to broaden your experiences when it comes to film. And trust us, many of the films on the programme will leave you thinking ‘…’ To make things short, check out the programme, here.

Recommended if you like: movie marathons, open air events, starry nights, the sound of birds chirping, lying on your back watching the clouds, being outdoor, fresh air, popcorn

Eat, drink, dance and repeat the last 2

Summer of food

When: FRI, June 22, 6pm
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: free!

The waterside club, with the underground club kind of reputation, will return with its event Summer of Food, which combines 2 of the best things in life – a solid party and tasty food! A raft of restaurants and eateries will be popping up at Grelle Forelle’s outside terrace where they’ll be serving up their flavoursome dishes while some DJs get the party started. The atmosphere is always spot on at these warm up events when the weather is fine, so be sure to catch this Friday’s edition… and no leaving before 6am the next day!

Recommended if you like: slapping people in the face with Frankfurters, dirty love-making in dirty public toilets, street food, summer days by the canal, summer cocktail sipping by the water, gin and tonic, laughing like a fat man, being barefoot most of summer

Bike ride or skate around the city on Friday night!

Friday Nightskating 2018

When: May 25 – September 21, every week on Friday at 9pm
Where: Starts at Heldenplatz. The route changes every week
Entry: free!

Ever been surprised by a horde of skaters and cyclists passing you by in the middle of the night on Vienna streets? Rest assured, this wasn’t your mind playing tricks on you, but rather it was the crowd doing the Friday Nightskate. This is a recurring summer event in Vienna that is a whole lot of fun! Rollerblade and bicycle enthusiasts meet every Friday at 9pm on Heldenplatz to follow their passion in cruising through the streets of Vienna (that’s right, they even shut down streets for this event!

Plus: All the routes are different every time, so you might discover some places you’ve never been to before in Vienna. See all routes here.

Recommended if you like: taking to the streets, biking or blading, exploring the city, ringing your bell, the thought of hundreds of bikers dinging their bells in unison, how sexy you look in lycra, those events that give you goosebumps

House, RnB and 90s disco @ the Volksgarten

Be Loved – Every Friday at Volksgarten

When: FRI, August 17, 11pm–6am
Where: Volksgarten
Entry: 13€

With a nice mix of music across the three dance floors of Volksgarten this Friday, there will surely be something to get everyone dancing. There will be House, RnB and 90s classics filling the Volskgarten. It’s bound to be a laugh.

Recommended if you like: outdoor parties, RnB, House, 90s Disco classics, dancing under the stars, going home when the sun is up, waking up in somebody else’s bed, t-shirts with witty sayings on them

Chaos plus Hip Hop equals a party

Total Chaos | HipHop Fridays at Vieipee

When: FRI, August 24, 11pm–6am
Where: VIEiPEE
Entry: TBA

Join the carnage of this crazy party as VIEiPEE promises not only a serious amount of top quality Hip Hop this Friday night, but also absolute bloody chaos, as well. We would say be careful, or be on your best behaviour, but when the organisers say it shall be chaos than we guess that you don’t really have to heed those calls for calm. Go nuts!

Recommended if you like: going friggin’ mental mate, absolute bloody chaos darling, Hip Hop, joining the carnage, for the bants, NERD, Pharrel Williams, getting down and dirty, dropping and popping right up close and personal with someone’s groin, flat-brimmed baseball caps

Dance the night away with Merkwürdig @ Grelle Forelle

Merkwürdig x Freekends

When: FRI, August 24, 6pm–8am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: Free, its kinda in the title

We can always sense when the end of the summer is approaching by what parties are coming up. This Friday will see possibly one of the last ‘Freekends’ (Free weekends) happening at the down and dirty club, Grelle Forelle, so be sure to take advantage. As always, from 6pm there will be food and casual frolics before the DJs of Merkwürdighit the decks and entice you to join them inside with their beats.

Recommended if you like: food, free entry to clubs, long old parties, up-and-coming DJs and Janes, stranger things, celebrating the summer to its absolute fullest, getting up to mischief in the toilets of the opposite sex

Get ready to dance, Latino-style

Quimbara Ritmo Latino will be back!

When: FRI, August 24, 10pm–4am
Where: Aux Gazelles
Entry: TBA

After a summer break, the Salsa/Bachata, Reggaeton and Latin Hip Hop party is back and ready for you to boogie. This Friday will see the first of a series of parties that will have us dancing right into Autumn.

Recommended of you like: Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop, grinding your hips right up against a stranger’s, pelvic thrusts, the dark and mysterious eyes of Hispanic peoples, getting all sweaty on the dancefloor, tight trousers and silk shirts that are barely buttoned up and let the chest hair burst out of them

The German Indie Rockers @ Arena

SOLD OUT! Kraftklub Open Airs 2018 – Keine Nacht für Wie

When: FRI, August 24, 8pm–11pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: Sold out, but were there is a will…

We know its sold out, but we wouldn’t include it if we didn’t think it was worth having a little look around for tickets. The German five piece band are bringing their Rock/Indie sounds, combined with Sprechgesang, for one of two open air concerts that they are doing this August. Even if you don’t know German, you have to admit, its kind of catchy. Have a listen:

Recommended if you like: German musicians, Rock, Indie, open air concerts, breaking into sold out gigs just to prove to your mates you are exactly as ninja as you claim (or just buying a ticket from somewhere and making up a good story involving a helicopter, tunnel or ninja ropes

Life’s a beach (party)

Disco Beach ♛ Freitags im August 2018 ♛ VCBC

When: FRI, August 17, 8pm–3:30am
Where: Vienna City Beach Club
Entry: free!

If you’re looking for a beach party on a Friday night, Vienna City Beach Club has got you covered! Every Friday, you’ll find a Disco Beach raging on the sands of this chilled bar by the river. Dance away into the night to Pop songs while enjoying one (or more) drink(s). This party is running the whole summer, but this is the last one before the infamous ‘Sommerloch’ so get down and boogie while the people are still here.

Recommended if you like: summer days, wearing your bikini or board shorts to a party, marinating yourself in large quantities of alcohol, wearing your sunglasses at night, parties in unique locations, summer cocktail sipping by the water, gin and tonic, laughing like a fat man, being barefoot most of summer

Blues in a castle setting

BluesNight – Schloss Neugebäude

When: FRI, August 24, 6:30pm–10pm
Where: Schloss Neugebäude
Entry: TBA

The Vienna Blues Association will be playing this Friday night in a pretty grand setting.They will be leaving no one with the blues as they perform some classic blues tunes, as well as some of their own creations, in the magnificence that is the castle, Schloss Neugebäude.

Recommended if you like: the blues, live music, associations, velvet jackets and pipes, smokey voices, Chicago blues, hanging out in smokey cellars, cellar door, gigs in castles

A celebration of Austria’s architectural great, Mr Wagner

Otto Wagner

When: THU, March 15 – SUN, October 7
Where: Wien Museum
Entry: 10/7€

It’s been 100 years since the renowned architect, Otto Wagner died, and the Wien Museum is celebrating the man who left so many marks on Vienna. Built from the vision of his own planned ‘City Museum,’ the museum has thrown together a comprehensive exhibition. In his day, Wagner divided opinion and was controversial as he did bold things which disregarded tradition and embraced new designs of the future. Today, his work that can be seen all over the city is very much loved. This exhibition will give you a fascinating insight into the work of this prolific architect and designer.

Recommended if you like: design and architecture, studying how a structure is built, drawing your straight lines free hand, buildings of Vienna, the U6 line, talking about architecture for hours at house parties, the idea of seeing the behind the scenes of your city

Music and munching your way through food stands at the Rathaus

Filmfestival 2018

When: Daily, June 30 – September 2
Where: Rathausplatz
Entry: free!

Ah, the joys of living in Vienna. There is something quite unique going on every summer in this city’s heart, right at the Rathausplatz. From the 30th of July to the 2nd of September a great variety of concerts ranging from classic Ballets, Operas and Jazz to Pop and dance will be shown on a huge screen in front of the Rathaus. For free, we might add.

The Filmfestival on Rathausplatz is the largest film festival in Vienna, screening a range of concert films – from Classical to Jazz to Pop/Rock performances. There’s a huge screen installed in front of the beautiful town hall, with enough free seats to accommodate a small village from Vorarlberg. The films begin at sundown. However, from 11am onwards, there are over 20 food stands, featuring cuisine from around the globe. So enjoy sitting in the shade, have a Spritzer and wait for the film to begin. Throughout the summer, most films will be played twice. Most nights, there are also live performances of some sort before most screenings. Check out the full programme, here.

Recommended if you like: opera and ballet on screen, getting drunk with classy wine from Burgenland while watching Swan Lake, cuisine from all around the globe, eating all day long, getting your daily dose of culture while eating like a beast

Celebrating 100 years of Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele Jubiläumsschau

When: FRI, February 23 – THU, November 4
Where: Leopold Museum
Entry: 13€ (9€ students)

Egon Schiele is a rock star in terms of modernist painters. And his groupies are aplenty. And to honor one of the leading forces in the modernist movement, the Leopold Museum is currently presenting over 40 paintings and 180 works on paper by the very talented Austrian painter. This exhibition will tell the story of how the artist’s work developed, and how he was influenced by other great artists of this period. The museum’s founder, Rudolf Leopold, was a great admirer of Schiele’s radically expressive phase, so it’s more than apt that the gallery holds an exhibition in good old Egon’s name, especially as this year also marks the 100-year-anniversary of Schiele’s death.

Recommended if you like: politics and art mingling, watching historical documentaries on the couch while only wearing a bathrobe, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, art history books, practicing your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art

Photo via Leopold Museum, Wien

Exhibition from the Uruguayan visual artist, Theic 

┌┤theic├┐ from Blanes to Klimt

When: THU, August 16, 7pm–10pm
Where: Improper Walls
Entry: free!

In his latest artwork, the visual artist from Uruguay, Theic, wants to build a bridge between the painters Juan Manuel Blanes and Gustav Klimt. Both painters are known for portraying their own country, and Theic will show the connection between the two very different cultures. He will also bring his own interpretation to the table. This Thursday, the opening event will be happening, but you can take a look at the Uruguayan artist’s exhibition at Improper Walls until September 8.

Recommended if you like: showing others that you are intellectual just like them, practising your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art, getting all philosophical, contemporary art, partying in intimate locations that are so intimate you’re wearing other people’s sweat, making farting sounds with your armpit, free booze at opening nights