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

June 17, 2018

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

June 17, 2018

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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 37 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:

(Photo by the talented Instagrammer @kasiawhotravels)

An evening dedicated to wheat beer

BierIGer (Hobby)brauerstammtisch – Juni

When: WED, June 20, 7pm–11:50pm
Where: Cafe Lassa
Entry: tba. Register via robert.griesmayr@bierig.org

At Cafe Lassa, beer brewers and the beer interested people meet on a regular basis (to talk about beer we presume). And this Wednesday, the Bier IG, a beer community, will meet there to try wheat beers as they’ll be preparing for the upcoming Austrian Beer Challenge 2018, the Austrian beer brewing championship. If you happen to have home-brewed wheat beer at home, you can bring it and they’ll judge it.

Recommended if you like:  meeting new people that share your passions, tasting beer like you do wine, admiring your tummy as it grows, the refreshing sound of opening a beer, following beer blogs, believing that nothing fun makes sense when it isn’t paired with beer, beer foam moustaches, speaking in craft beer terminology, stealing ideas for your own craft beer,

Start your Monday right with a beach chillout

Social Beach / every Monday / VCBC

When: MON, June 18, 6pm
Where: Vienna City Beach Club
Entry: free!

It’s summer, the weekend’s over and the next one is too far away? There’s nothing better than to start your week right by finishing your Monday in the best way possible: with your toes in the sand, your sunglasses on and a cold drink in your hand. This Monday, the Vienna City Beach Club event series, Social Beach, will host one of their afterwork chillout events.

Recommended if you like: finding sand 2 days later in places you never knew existed on your body, starting summer early, fishing in the sun, summer days in Vienna, drinking too much on a Monday night, curing your weekend hangover with a cocktail, drinking under the sun, a vacation in Vienna, a nice drink after work, relaxing after giving that paper work a kick in the ass, drinking one G&T after the other

World Cup Public Viewing in Vienna

The FIFA World Cup 2018

When: June 14 – July 15
Where: Various locations in Vienna offer Public Viewing
Entry: watch it for free!

The 21st FIFA World Cup has begun in Russia, and even though we, aka Austria, won’t be participating, we’re sure you’ve got another team to root for! There are plenty of places around Vienna where you can watch the game while enjoying good food and good drinks. Our tip: you gotta’ show up early to some of those places.

Here’s our list of the best public viewing spots around Vienna.

Recommended if you like: a lot of beer, pretending to know what ‘offside’ means, swearing, rooting for the obvious losers, biting football players, beer gardens in apartment courtyards, being socially active, yelling at the screen for no particular reason

Canadian Indie rock hits town

Arcade Fire

When: MON, June 18, 7pm
Where: Stadthalle
Entry: 61.50€ (get tickets, here)

The Canadian Indie Pop Rock band has always been in the business of making music with its own distinct sound and they’ve been exceeding at this in recent years, with their hit single ‘Everything Now’ going nuts in terms of popularity. They’ll be in Vienna this month on a Monday night. Have a listen here:

Recommended if you like: music that moves you, spending all your savings on concert tickets, wearing Asics Tigers, beards, funking out in the shower, fuckling in the shower, singing in the shower, singing while fucking in the shower

For those who can’t get enough of jazz

MUK.jazz.festival 2018

When: MON–FRI, June 18–22, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Porgy & Bess
Entry: 15€ day ticket, 45€ festival ticket, buy your ticket here

The study programme Jazz of the Music and Arts University of Vienna will be presenting 12 ensembles, a Jazz choir, their muk.wien.stageband and a muk.wien.jazzorchestra, from Monday until Friday to celebrate the end of their study semester! In addition, it’ll be the bachelor concert & public master exam – very exciting! Be at Porgy & Bess during this time if your a Jazz fan, as it’ll be quite the spectacle for your ears…we assume.

Recommended if you like: small and intimate venues, seriously talented musicians performing live, curing your weekend hangover with a beer and live music, nodding your head to the music ever so coolly while leaning on the bar, dedicating your life to music, when musicians of different genres get together and create magic, checking out the young talent of the city, wearing rather large headphones

WUK filly with football fever with their open air screenings

FM4 WM-Quartier 2018

When: June 14 – July 15
Where: WUK
Entry: free!

Inside the red-bricked walls of the WUK’s courtyard, you’ll have the chance to watch every single game of the FIFA World Cup, starting this Tuesday. This public Viewing, hosted by the sex FM4 crowd, will take place no matter the weather  (they’re prepared for an indoors or outdoors screening), and in HD. It’ll be free, but you need to make sure that you’ll show up early enough to get a good seat with a view. Plus, there will be food, and cold drinks, plenty of shouting at the screen and a great atmosphere to accompany your viewing. 

Recommended if you like: a lot of beer, football, being amidst football fever, pretending to know what ‘offside’ means, swearing, rooting for the obvious losers, biting football players, beer gardens in apartment courtyards, yelling random things at a screen just because

An improv show where you can join the actors up on stage

Wiener ImproClub hosted by English Lovers

When: MON, June 18, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Spektakel
Entry: 7€, reserve via office@spektakel.wien

The talented Vienna-based Improv theatre group English Lovers, hosts regular English comedy and improv shows. This Monday, they’ll be hosting the Wiener ImproClub at Spektakel. They’ll be making shit up as they go, like the pros they are! And that’s not all: during the second half of the evening, they’ll invite you to join them up on stage in their open jam session and so you can have a go at making shit up as you go.

Recommended if you like: theatre and improv pieces, sitting in the dark for a few hours, actors and actresses, mingling with like-minded people, laughing so hard your belly hurts, expecting the unexpected, doing something well outside your comfort zone

An evening of Punk

Punk In Drublic mit NOFX I Bronx I Jaya The Cat u.a. *Open Air*

When: TUE, June 19, 4pm–11pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 42€, buy your ticket here

The Californian Melodic Hardcore Punk band, NOFX, have been on everybody’s (Punk) radar for 35 years now. They’ve always stayed true to themselves and haven’t changed a bit. So at this Tuesday’s gig at Arena, you can expect a brilliant live show. In addition, you’ll also get to see Californian Punk Rock band, The Bronx, Drunk Reggae from the Netherlands, Jaya The Cat, All-Woman-Punk group Bad Cop / Bad Cop from L.A. and the Austrian Punk Rock band, Dee Cracks. Get that head ready to get bangin’!

Recommended if you like: Punk Rock from the yesteryears, beer and cigarettes, sweaty sex in unusual places, Rockabilly haircuts, being totally against the system except on Tuesdays when you visit your Oma, living on the Punk side of life, fucking the police (well, not literally, but you know what we mean), moshpits, Punk music

Eat culture at your local Würstelstand!

Wir sind keine armen Würstel!

When: TUE, June 19, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Where: Würstelstand LEO
Entry: free!

Were you under the impression that you can only find Würstel and beer at a Würstelstand? Wrong! This Tuesday, there will be a reading at one of our favourite local sausage stands, Würstelstand LEO in Döbling. As part of ‘Wir sind Wien’ (a festival of the Viennese districts happening throughout June), the actor, Mathias Lenz, the author Viktor Noworski, and the dancer, Katharina Senk, will perform and read for you. And yes, you can feast on a Käsekrainer while you listen.

Recommended if you like: unusual events in unusual locations, practising your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, being happy, licking your nose with your tongue, enjoying your Würstel while getting your daily dose of culture

Neil Simon’s most popular comedy on stage

The Odd couple

When: May 28 – July 7
Where: Vienna’s English Theater
Entry: 25–48€, buy your ticket here

The Odd couple is a Neil Simon comedy about Oscar and Felix who move in together due to unfortunate circumstances and then discover the real truth about each other. This Broadway hit from the 1960s has inspired numerous movies and TV shows, and now, Vienna’s English Theatre has brought it to the stage here in Vienna. You can catch the show until July 7. Check out the performance program, here. 

Recommended if you like: chilled evenings at the theatre, classic plays reenacted live on stage, dark rooms and curtains, trying not to fall asleep and drooling on your seat neighbour, supporting and checking out small theatre companies

You might actually do some swimming at this party

Nachtschwimmer w GORGE

When: WED, June 20, 8pm–6am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 5€ before 10pm, 8€ before 11pm, 10€ after 12am

Pratersauna’s Nachtschwimmer event series will host a party on this year’s turn of the seasons (aka. solstice), and they’ll make sure that the shortest night of the year will turn into the longest. They’ve invited a bunch of talented DJs like Gorge, John E & Glove, and Billie Jean to fill the Pratersauna with Techno and Deep House sounds. Here’s what you can expect:

Recommended if you like: saying fuck you to responsibility and the daily grind, partying until the sun comes up, catching up-and-coming DJs when they’re in town, the Pratersauna, Techno, quality electro music, gin and tonic, sex in the park, getting home when the birds are chirping, Döner time at 4am

An Ex-Beatle and British music legend comes to town

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band

When: WED, June 20, 6:30pm–9:30pm
Where: Wiener Stadthalle
Entry: 62.99–81.99€, buy your ticket here

Ringo Starr doesn’t need a big, fancy introduction – everyone knows he was one of the Beatles (which instrument did he play again?). The English musician, songwriter, singer and actor is returning with his 13th edition of his All Starr Band, so he’ll be touring Europe. He and his band will be in town this Wednesday, so be at Stadthalle if you don’t wanna’ miss this British music legend! Here’s one of his latest songs, Give More Love:

Recommended if you like: the way Brits’ talk, beer and cigarettes, one day of stubble, mushroom heads aka. Beatle haircuts, dedicating your life to music, seriously talented musicians, music from the yesteryears, taking your parents to a concert, collectively swaying to the music

Put your film trivia knowledge to the test at this fun quiz night

Filmquiz The Final Curtain

When: WED, June 20, 7pm–2am
Where: DasBACH
Entry: free!

The concert venue, DasBACH, is hosting its monthly quiz. And it’s a one-of-a-kind quiz event that aims to test the film fanatic in you. Known, aptly, as the Filmquiz, the quiz is packed with questions that only a true movie buff carrying around random facts from blockbusters, film classics and trash cinema in their heads will be able to answer. If this sounds like a fun night, then be at DasBACH on Wednesday. You’ll finally be able to get something out of all the hours you’ve spent in your life watching TV.

Recommended if you like: playing games, being a film fanatic, a friendly competition that might turn violent after you’ve had too many beers, loling, a good ol’ pub quiz, being brilliant at knowing irrelevant things, drinking while thinking

Take a look at the local fauna and flora at Kunst Haus Wien

Resanita. Das Haus als Wirt Opening

When: WED, June 20, 7pm
Where: Kunst Haus Wien
Entry: tba

In the Kunst Haus’ current exhibition, Austrian artists, Anita Fuchs and Resa Pernthaller, will take a closer look at Kunst Haus Wien and will explore the museum regarding the botanical features of its setting. The museum is seen as a host for flora and fauna, as it stays true to Hundertwasser’s style that nature should be at the core of whatever we build, hence why the courtyard and the cafe is covered in plants, as well as the facade and the roof, with their many plants. All of this will be reflected in the exhibition and this Wednesday, the exhibition opening will take place.

Recommended if you like: practising your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, the sound of birds chirping, lying on your back watching the clouds, wandering through the Wienerwald

Photo © RESANITA

Sun salutation with a grandview

Rooftop Yoga Evening Sessions

When: THU, June 21, 7pm–8pm
Where: Ruby Marie Hotel & Bar
Entry: 20€ (18€ students), register via om@littleyogaroom.net

Like during every summer, the Little Yoga Room will be hosting rooftop yoga sessions at the Ruby Maria Hotel, every Thursday evening. In addition, if the weather is nice, they’ll be offering a 1h morning sessions on a Wednesday and Thursday at 7am. Bring your yoga mat, your desire to find inner peace, and your best downward dog moves. Don’t forget to register in advance for the event via mail, though! In case the weather turns ugly, the unit will be moved to the yoga studio of Little Yoga Room as opposed to the hotel rooftop.

Recommended if you like: yoga, being as flexible as a 14-year-old, doing the downward dog, ‘ommm’ experiences, finding inner peace, that moment when you squeeze out a little fart during yoga that nobody can hear, brining your golf clubs and hitting golf balls off a roof when nobody’s looking

A night of Drum and Bass in all its shapes and sizes

Beat It (Halle & Terrasse)

When: THU, June 21, 5pm–6am
Where: Flex
Entry: 5€ < 12am > 8€

A whole bunch of Drum and Bass will be making it into your ear holes this Thursday in you’re at Flex as they turn up their mega sound system. With up to 9 different up-and-coming DnB heads getting up on the decks, you may well be surprised by what you hear and find yourself dancing like mad to it. Plus, you can enjoy your DnB music both indoors and on the terrace of Flex.

Recommended if you like: Drum and Bass, your ears ringing the morning after from a bass overload, kissing random people in public toilets, grungy locations, playing the bongo drums with your feet, fluorescent-coloured singlets, dancing with glowsticks, entering a rave induced trance, the 90ies, Drum and Bass, ears ringing from a night of booming bass, places with walls painted black

Wine, Music and fun on the hills of Vienna

Spritzweindonnerstag Luftschloss Cobenzl

When: THU, June 7 – September 27, 5pm–10pm
Where: Café & Schloss Cobenzl
Entry: Free!

Don’t miss out on this unique chance (every Thursday evening until September) to enjoy an evening full of wine, Sprtizing (wait… what does that mean again?!), music and art while enjoying one of Vienna’s most beautiful views from the backyard of the cafe on the Cobenzl hill, Cafe and Schloss Cobenzl. The beautiful cafe’s gardens will act as the perfect scenery for a chilled evening, hanging out with friends and enjoying the good times of summer as long as it lasts. 

Recommended if you like: Thursday night Options for nights out, drinking Spritzwein, DJ music, idyllic scenes in Vienna, comfy evenings spent with your favourite people, frolicking through the wine hills like you’re out of the Sound of Music, unique locations

A legendary cocktail bar hosts a big summer party

110 Jahre Loosbar _ Sommerfest

When: THU, June 21, 6pm–11:30pm
Where: Loos Bar
Entry: free!

Loosbar is one of those legendary bars that you’ll find in Vienna that have survived the test of time. They’ll be celebrating their 110-year-anniversary this Thursday.  Yep, a whopping 110 years, so even your great grandma could have been a regular there. Anyway, they indeed make damn fine cocktails and they’ll be serving plenty of good drinks at their summer party. It’s also sporting a special look from the famous designer, Loos.

Recommended if you like: laughing like a fat man, being barefoot most of summer,  falling in love just for a night, waking up wearing somebody else’s socks, that flirty moment at the bar between talking and tongue in mouth, shiny disco balls, good vibes, celebrating somebody else’s anniversary,

A beach party

Disco Beach ♛ Freitags im Juni 2018 ♛ VCBC

When: FRI, June 22, 8pm
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).

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

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

Europe’s largest free festival on the island

Donauinstelfest 2018

When: FRI–SUN, June 22–24, 10am–11pm
Where: Donauinsel
Entry: free!

600 hours of musical performances will make up the biggest free music festival in Europe in June, with popular performers such as Portugal. The Man, Antilopen Gang and Konstantin Wecker taking to the stages, this one should be a good one. Prepare yourself for days of eating garlic Langos, drinking beer you illegally purchased from your dancing neighbour, and endlessly queuing up to pee. And you can bring your granny too, there’s plenty on the programme for both old and young. This festival – you either love it or hate it.  Have a look of our list of the music acts not to miss here, and check the detailed programme, here.

To get there you’ll need to… hop on a CityBike and bike to the Donauinsel.
This festival is special because… it’s Europe’s biggest free festival, and it’s in Vienna. Woot Woot!

Recommended if you like: free concerts, celebrating life with like-minded sweaty people, day drinking, day drugging, party party party, festivals that keep you out for three days in a row, all kinds of music genres in one place, free music festivals, having a break at a Döner stand and then heading to the next party, having the insides of your ear licked

Early yoga session in a temple

Good Morning Yoga im Volksgarten

When: FRI, June 22, 7:30am–8:30am
Where: Theseutempel, Volksgarten
Entry: 15€ (Sign up here)

This one is for the early bird yogis, as the yoga teacher, Alexia, is inviting you to rise and shine, mo’fo’s! We weren’t even sure if this hour of the day existed until now, but it clearly does. Alexia will put you through your paces during this hours yoga session and have you awake in no time, saluting the sun and breathing in the good clean air before most of Vienna is even aware the day has started.

Recommended if you like: early starts, getting your exercise done and out the way before the world awakes, saluting the sun in the morning, doing yoga in weird locations, yoga in a temple… sort of, doing the downward dog, being as flexible as a 14-year-old-boy

The start of a workshop series

Fotografieworkshops

When: FRI–SUN, June 22–24, 4pm–8pm
Where: Brunnenpassage
Entry: TBA

Over the course of the next few weeks, the Brunnenpassage will be running a series of photography courses. This weekend will see the first instalment when they invite all interested participants to take part and learn how they can tell their story through the medium of photography, whether it be through Street or Performance-related photography. The result of which will be displayed in an exhibition, later in the year.

Recommended if you like: photography, learning a new skill, improving an old one, street photography, actually using that camera you forked out a huge amount for, pro teachers, hanging out in the 16th, Yppenplatz, Brunnenmarkt

Workshop: Learn how to live off the land

Kräuterwanderungen

When: FRI, June 22, 6pm–8pm
Where: Sonnentor
Entry: 25€ (register here)

The last in a monthly series of these walks will see Angela and Gerlinde take their a bunch of people up into the Ottakring–Steinhofgründe area looking for edibleherbs. On the tour, they will teach you how to recognise wild herbs that you can use in recipes and as natural remedies, when to pick them, and what you can use them for – you know – just in case the zombie apocalypse happens and we all have to go rogue and live off the fat of the land.

Recommended if you like: herbs, ‘erbs, being totally prepared for the zombie apocalypse, living off the fat of the land, reconnecting with your inner hunter gatherer, tours that even locals should do, saving money through foraging

Happy hour in the 7th district

After-Work in der Tastery 1+1 Gratis

When: FRI, June 22, 3pm–5pm
Where: Tastery
Entry: Free

We don’t know who Tastery’s friends are, but we want their jobs  (finishing work at 3pm on a Friday to make it to this happy hour, yes please!). If you’re counted as one of these lucky few who finish work so early on a Friday, the team at Tastery are offering a buy one get one free deal on beer and lemonade so you can start the weekend off cheaply and amidst good vibes, This is a great chance to check this relatively new place out if you haven’t yet!

Recommended if you like: skipping out of the office mega early on a Friday for a ‘meeting’, happy hours, bogof deals, getting a head start on the Friday night session, hanging out in Schanigärten

Fashion shopping and brunch – the perfect combo

Fashion Flohmarkt

When: SAT, June 23, 3pm–8pm
Where: Cafe Telegraph
Entry: Free

Not only will there be stands selling fashion at the cosy Telegraph Cafe this Saturday, but there will also (and more importantly in our eyes) be a special late Brunch happening. All this cafe’s usual famous offerings will be there to make sure you are fully fuelled to face the rest of your weekend and a spot of shopping.

Recommended if you like: being fashionable, mini markets, bruncheoning while shopping, people watching while you brunch, avocado on pancakes, pancakes on avocados, spritzers for breakfast, reading the Telegraph newspaper at cafe Telegraph

Label showcase and out door party

Salon Magika Gutzeit Showcase w/ coss, Sarah Wild & Tom Eichh.

When: FRI, June 22, 4pm–6am
Where: Das Werk
Entry: TBA

The summer is really a time to test your stamina at parties, isn’t it just. Another week, another marathon party this Friday. This time, this fun and games are at Das Werk, where a party will begin outdoors before moving inside at 10pm for an evening of Gutzeit, a label whose many talents will be on display throughout the evening, and it will all be headed up by Coss, who you can check out below…

Recommended if you like: intelligent Dance music (whateveer that means), the grungy settings of dasWerk, opener parties, getting all your partying done before midnight, 14 hours of dancing, marathon dancing

German Techno pumping out on a stellar sound system

Pan-Pot All Night Long | TURBO

When: FRI, June 22, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 14€ here, or 15€ on the door

The Berlin-based duo seem to be marathon-ers (we’re not sure if this is a word, but we’re going to leave it in there anyway!), as they appear to be without support and the tour title suggests they will go ‘all night long’ (try saying that again, this time without singing it). The duo are fast risers in the ranks of EDM DJs and have crowds gyrating to the House and Techno sounds that they continuously dish out.

Recommended if you like: German DJs, German Techno, big old parties with big old DJs, pan-pots, Techno House, EDM, savage bass and heavy drops, sessions, the hobo sheek vibes of Grelle Forelle, shiny trout, doing the big fish dance move, the salmon

Free Hip Hop party

Black Friday 11.5. /// Free Entry /// Hip Hop, Rnb

When: FRI, June 22, 11pm–6am
Where: Roxy Music Club
Entry: Free

The monthly party continues this Friday at Roxy as they once again get ready to shake some booty. With the DJs pushing all the Hip Hop and RnB classics, as well as the latest Dancehall vibes (all carefully interlaced with more recent bangers) this should make for a lot of very sweaty dancing. Sexy as you like.

Recommended if you like: all the genres mentioned above, shaking your booty, twerking, only going to the gym to work on your arse, free parties, partying in the fourth, Drake, Lil Wayne, LL Cool J

The after party to the Drum and Bass stage at the Donauinsel

Mainframe&Friends – Eutopia Stage Dif18 + Afterparty@FLEX

When: FRI, June 22, 8pm–6am
Where: Flex
Entry: 10€ < 12am > 15€

Infamous for their Drum and Bass parties, the collective Mainframe is pulling out all the stops (as always) this Friday. Hosting a stage with some friends at the Donauinselfest is some big deal, and to make sure the party continues, they’ve also organised an after party at flex. Follow your ear drums…

Recommended if you like: Drum and Bass, having your ear drums blown by numerous different DJs, going to the free festival then continuing the party, all day raves, messing about by the river, getting by with a little help from your friends

Japanese cult film hits the screen 

Chihiros Reise ins Zauberland (Hayao Miyazaki) im FiLMHAUS

When: SAT, June 23, 2pm–4pm
Where: Filmhaus Kino am Spittelberg
Entry: 8€ available here

One of the most successful films to come out of Japan, and definitely a favourite amongst all Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki fans, Spirited Away (English title) follows the story of a 10-year-old girl who is searching for her parents in a fantasy land. It is a cult classic, and they’re giving it a second showing at the arthouse cinema, the Filmhaus, because the first round sold out so quick, so don’t hang about!

Recommended if you like: Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, Anime films, Fantasy adventures, Alice in Wonderland esq themes, the train scene, Arthouse cinema, culture and stuff out of Japan

A festival that will probably make you go WOW

Wow! Signal Festival 2018

When: FRI–SAT, June 22–23, 7pm–12am
Where: Metro Kinokulturhaus
Entry: TBA

‘Wow,’ will probably be the word that will escape your lips if you attend this very special festival. Whether it’s meant in a good way, or a genuinely shocked way this is yet to be seen. This experimental music/film and visual art festival will definitely tick the experimental box. With everything from musicians to sleep walking non-twins (A-Whaaaaat?!), it will definitely leave you with your jaw on the floor. Check out the program, here.

Recommended if you like: art, experimental art, film, video and light, weird and wonderful festivals, saying wow in as many different ways as possible, questioning art, having art question you, wondering what you are doing with your life, finally finding out what exactly experimental art is

Exhibition with augmented reality: Unrest After The Storm, by Günter Brus

Günter Brus – Unruhe nach dem Sturm

When: February 2 – August 12
Where: 21er Haus
Entry: 8€ (6€ students)

He’s one of the pioneers of performance art, and his name is Günter Brus. Because it’s his 80th birthday, the Belvedere 21 is currently hosting an exhibition to pay homage to him. In this rather comprehensive retrospective showcase, the museum will shine a light on the Austrian artist’s oeuvre (we’re so sophisticated, aren’t we?!) and the way he uses the body as a canvas, and a screen to critique society. You’ll have time until August to see this exhibition. Plus this exhibition is a super special one because the Belvedere has teamed up with the pioneering augmented reality app, Artivive and an extra dimension to the experience in which you can watch the art come to life.

Recommended if you like: fucking the society (well, not literally, but you know what we mean), being totally against the system except on Tuesdays when you visit your Oma, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, being a fiend for culture

Photo © eSeL.at / Belvedere Wien 2018

An exhibition on renowned photographer and man of many talents, Man Ray

Man Ray

When: WED, February 14 – SUN, June 24
Where: Kunstforum Wien
Entry: 11€, buy your ticket here

US-born artist, Man Ray, was mainly a photographer and he even developed his own method of taking photos without a camera (it’s called ‘rayographs’, in case you’re wondering). However, he was also a painter, designer, movie maker, and had many other artistic talents. With 150 key works from Ray, the Kunstforum Wien is currently dedicating an exhibition to this surreal artist.

Recommended if you like: Sunday strolling through museums, getting your daily dose of culture, thinking outside the box, inventors, photographs, reading philosophy books instead of magazines, escaping reality

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

Keith Haring exhibition at the Albertina

Keith Haring. The Alphabet

When: March 16 – June 24
Where: Albertina
Entry: 12.90€ (8.50€ students)

Keith Haring is known for his pop art and graffiti-like style in his paintings. The Albertina is currently dedicating an exhibition to the US-based artist who died in the 90s at the age of only 32. The theme of the artist’s work is usually social justice and constant transformation, and Haring’s unique symbolic language will at the centre of this exhibition.

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

Photo © The Keith Haring Foundation

The mysterious street photographer and Austria

Vivian Maier & Stefanie Moshammer

When: May 29 – August 19
Where: Westlicht
Entry: 8€ (5€ students)

WestLicht is currently hosting two exhibitions featuring two very talented female photographers. The work from the late street photographer out of the US, Vivian Maier, experiencde extreme popularity after hundreds of her photographs were discovered a few years ago. Meanwhile, the Austrian artist, Stefanie Moshammer’s latest work portraying her home country will be also featured alongside the overnight success. Stefanie’s photo series is  entitled ‘Therese’. Both exhibitions will be running until August 19.

Recommended if you like: exploring photography, art mingling, watching historical documentaries on the couch while only wearing a bathrobe, wearing striped pyjamas to bed, Sunday strolling through museums, practising your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art