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

March 18, 2018

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

March 18, 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:

Famous Easter market at the palace

Ostermarkt at Schönbrunn

When: March 17 – April 7
Where: Schloss Schönbrunn
Entry: free!

The famous Schönbrunn palace and its vast and beautiful garden area are hosting more than 60 market stands offering their handmade and crafted goods and other neat Easter stuff. But if you’re like us, you’ll be more interested in the wine and food on offer that you can consume in an idyllic setting with the palace as your backdrop and the sun on your face (hopefully).

Recommended if you like: outdoor markets, spending the day with the family, buying last minute easter presents, eating and drinking in the daytime, regal settings, sticking up your pinky finger when sipping at your wine, exclaiming now and again spontaneously, ‘Tallyho!’

US Rap and Hip Hop on stage at the Flex

Gavlyn & DJ Hoppa (US) • Wien

When: MON, March 19, 7pm–11pm
Where: Flex
Entry: 21.40€, buy your ticket here

The L.A.-based rapper, Gavlyn, is the perfect example of how there is a need for more women to be producing Rap and Hip Hop. In collaboration with the American DJ and producer, DJ Hoppa, she’ll be in town a concert this week. If you’re into Hip Hop that is influenced by the Spoken Word era and Funk movement of the 70s, you should buy a ticket here for this show at the Flex this Monday. Their support will be Vienna-based Rapper AliceD. Here’s what Gavlyn sounds like:

Recommended if you like: bouncing up and down to a Hip Hop tune with one hand in the air, moving your hips in a rather smooth manner, wearing a flat-brimmed baseball cap, being a DJ and checking out what other DJs are doing

One-quarter of a Rock and Roll band, Balto, take over the Haus der Musik

Live On Stage: Balto (Solo)

When: MON, March 19, 8pm–11pm
Where: Haus der Musik
Entry: 16.50€, buy your ticket here

US-based American Rock and Roll band, Balto, started as a songwriting project back in 2010, but later transformed into a full band outfit. There is something magical about their music, which is full of soul and details that make their sounds and lyrics special. Daniel Sheron is the singer and guitarist of Balto, and this week he’ll be performing a solo show at Haus der Musik. Brace yourself for an evening full of feelings and amazing sounds. This song will give you a preview of this Monday’s show:

Recommended if you like: seriously talented musicians performing live, closing your eyes and feeling the music in your bones, the rough and ready type, Singer/Songwriter music, collecting old records, making love and listening to the music

Acoustic Jazz Pop outfit at Mon Ami

GERI & GERI Acoustic Jazz Pop

When: TUE, March 20, 7:30pm–10pm
Where: Mon Ami

The Austrian & Bulgarian duo, Geri & Geri, are known for their acoustic Jazz Pop sounds and new interpretations of other artists. With Geri Popova on vocals and Geri Cuba as the guitarist, they will be performing an intimate little concert at Mon Ami this Tuesday. Here’s what you’ll be listening to if you show up on Tuesday:

Recommended if you like: when musicians of different genres get together and create magic, dedicating your life to music, seriously talented musicians performing live, feeling the rhythm in your body, nodding your head to the music

An international electrifying dance show

Ballet Revolución in Wien

When: TUE–SUN, March 20–25, 8pm
Where: MQ – Museumsquartier
Entry: 37.40–78.90€, buy your ticket here

This Cuban dance show, Ballet Revolucíon, mixes graceful ballet moves with hot and passionate street dance. With a show that is full of fire, passion, and energy, they are currently touring the world. And this week, they’ll be putting on a show in Vienna. Be quick and buy a ticket for one of their shows here, as most of their shows sell out quickly! Take a peek at the show, here:

Recommended if you like: that moment when a breakdance circle forms and everybody’s too shy to take the floor, sweating on the dancefloor, music that will make you dance, feeling the rhythm in your body, Cuban cigars, Rum, dreaming of faraway places, traveling, high energy shows

English theater: The legendary detective hits the stage

Sherlock Holmes – A Study in Scarlet

When: Daily, March 13–24, 7:30pm–11pm
Where: Theatre Spielraum
Entry: 20–35€ (further discounts can apply, check here)

From the moment Dr Watson takes up lodgings, there is trouble afoot and he is thrust into a criminal world full of bloody danger. A body is discovered that baffles the police, leaving only one option available – Holmes. In this small production, the intimacy of the theatre will drag the audience, willingly or not , into this deep and dark drama.

Good to know… it will be in English

Recommended if you like: intimate theatre evenings, smoking a pipe, playing the violin, wearing a deerstalker, love and revenge coming together on stage, calling any friend you have ‘Watson’ whenever they say something smart, the word elementary, Holmes, English theater

Tour the two worlds of Vienna’s first district

Eine Tour – zwei Welten: Innenstadt

When: WED, March 21, 5pm–6:30pm
Where: Albertinaplatz (meeting point)
Entry: 18€/person (free donation basis)

Supertramps, the Viennese guided tours hosted by 5 homeless people, are organizing a guided walking tour through Vienna’s central district – the Innenstadt. Talking you through the history off the city, guiding you through hidden courtyards and offering up exciting insights into the cultural and social life within the wealthy city centre, they’ll also be offering a fascinating insight into another world living there as the homeless people hosting the tour explain their life on the streets. Find more info about the tour, here.

Recommended if you like: guided city tours, tours guided by insiders who know every nook and cranny of this city, Vienna’s first district, walking and pacing, cobblestone streets that smell of horse, learning new things about your city

Elis Noa is not your typical Electro Pop band, and they’ve released a new album

ELIS NOA live at B72 // Support: We Love Silence

When: WED, March 21, 8pm–11pm
Where: B72
Entry: 8€, buy your ticket here

The Vienna-based Electro Pop band, ELIS NOA, will have a gig at B72 this week. Their music is influenced by all kinds of music, so it’s hard to pin them down for a certain genre. This event will mark the start of their spring tour, so we’re 99.8% sure that they’ll come rested and full of energy to the gig. A Singer-Songwriter band, We Love Silence, will be their support. If you’re curious what ELIS NOA sound like, listen to their song, Motto, here:

Recommended if you like: checking out local talents, music that will make you dance, beer and cigarettes, sex in dirty public toilets, getting tipsy enough to tell all your friends how much you love them, wearing mismatching socks

Contemporary R&B live at Grelle Forelle

Majid Jordan / Support: Stwo // Wien

When: WED, March 21, 7pm–12am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: tba

Contemporary R&B duo, Majid Jordan, started their music career in a student dorm’ and their parents’ basements in Toronto, but soon impressed some important people in the music business. Now, they’re part of Drake’s record label (if you don’t know who this is, we can’t help you and you should just simply look away now and skip this event). This week, they (plus their support, French Electronic musician, Stwo) will be at Grelle Forelle to woo the Viennese crowd. Have a listen to their music below:

Recommended if you like: Electro music that will make you dance, gin and tonic, Electro music of all breeds, underground clubs, giving vent to your own feelings, that feeling of elated freedom when you’re at a party

A multimedia exhibition by the art collective ECLECT

E C L E C T _ Exhibition/Zine Release

When: WED, March 21, 6pm–11pm
Where: Die Schöne

The art collective ECLECT, brings together the work of five talented photographers. In their first edition of their magazine, the collective will present pieces from the photographers’ archives that are assembled under a common theme. This Wednesday, they will be launching their magazine, and meanwhile, host a multimedia exhibition at the funky gallery space, Die Schöne. DJ Specific Objects will rip up the turntables throughout the evening.

Recommended if you like: thinking outside the box, being socially active, exploring photography, art history books, practising your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee

The opening of the Vienna Jewish Film Festival

Eröffnung des Jüdischen Filmfestival Wien 2018

When: WED, March 21, 7pm–11pm
Where: Urania Kino
Entry: 24€, buy your ticket here

The Vienna Jewish Film Festival will take place in Vienna this March. The festival will see a raft of movies being screened accross the city, and an additional program of other kinds of events attached. This Wednesday will be the opening of the festival at the Urania. And with the opening will be the screening of a very unique film, Ben-Gurion, Epilogue – a documentary about the founder of Israel and will include lots of never-seen-before archived material. For detailed info on the festival, check the program here.

Recommended if you like: being a film fanatic, movies that will make you think, the sound of the Hebrew language, Jewish culture, traveling, the idea of learning more about the history of Israel and the Jewish people’s history

Celebrate the end of a long work day @ this after work party

Sofiensäle Afterwork – Do, 22.03.2018

When: THU, March 22, 6pm–12am
Where: Sofiensäle
Entry: free!

This Thursday, get your after work drink on at the legendary location of the Sofiensäle. In a great atmosphere, there will be delicious long drinks being served up to the sounds of a live DJ. This event is perfect to congratulate yourself and friends on surviving another day at work. You can even go with your co-workers (just make sure that you all show up in the office the next day, or maybe take your boss and do everything possible so HE won’t make it the next day).

Recommended if you like: mid-week parties, starting the weekend early, meeting people after work, hooking up your CEO with the barkeeper with the tight pants, awkward moments the next day at work, G&Ts

A German Rap duo like no other at the moment

Ace Tee & Kwam.e (DE)

When: THU, March 22, 7pm–8pm
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 25.60€, buy your ticket here

Last summer, Hamburg-based Rappers, Ace Tee & Kwam.e became famous with their song, Bist du down. And now, they’re on tour and will be at the Grelle Forelle this Thursday. If you’re into R&B songs from the 90s, you should definitely check this outfit out. Just have a look at their famous song and you’ll get what we’re walking about:

Recommended if you like: music that will make you dance, underground clubs, giving vent to your own feelings, that feeling of elated freedom, the 90s, strong women like Kelis or Queen Latifah, whispering sweet nothings into your pillow, throwbacks to your teenage years

A storytelling evening about love and other lovely things

Jettitant Live Storytelling – Lieb!

When: THU, March 22, 8pm–10pm
Where: 7stern
Entry: 5€

Jettitant storytellers will tell stories (what a surprise!) from their lives. This Thursday, at 7stern cafe they’ll be holding their fourth live storytelling evening. The motto of the evening will be “Lieb!”, so you can expect to hear some fun, weird, and surprising tales about relationships, flirting, favourite things, broken hearts, and love in general. The evening’s entrance fees will be donated to Habibi refugee projects. So if you do show up, it’ll be a win-win situation – you’ll have fun while helping others out.

Recommended if you like: being socially active, loling, wordsmiths, listening to the radio because you love the presenter’s voice, podcasts, love, intimate events

A film premiere with a party at Gartenbaukino

Glossary of Broken Dreams / 25 years of monochrom parteeeeeh

When: THU, March 22, 8pm–3:55am
Where: Gartenbaukino
Entry: tba

A film premiere will be happening at the Gartenbaukino this Thursday. The film, Glossary of Broken Dreams, deals with important political concepts in a radical way and rejects the internet activist age. In addition to the film screening, the international art-tech philosophy group, Monochrom, will celebrate their 25 year anniversary. Join in on the party and screening this Thursday, as this crowd sounds like a lot of fun.

Recommended if you like: being a film fanatic, red velvet seats, talking politics, thinking outside the box, being socially active, unpretentious parties, partying in unusual locations, a night of variety

A festival celebrating young up-and-coming authors

Wortspiele – Internationales Festival junger Literatur

When: THU–FRI, March 22–23, 7pm
Where: Porgy & Bess
Entry: 8€, buy your ticket here

At the international literature festival, Wortspiele, a total of 12 young authors from Austria, Germany and Slovakia will have the possibility to read from their works. You’ll find a variety of topics in their words, and you’ll also get the chance to talk to the authors while enjoying live music in the background. The event will take place At Porgy & Bess this Thursday and Friday.

Recommended if you like: wordsmiths, playing with words, reading book after book after book after book, falling asleep while reading, supporting young talents, libraries, reading philosophy books instead of magazines

Opening night for a fascinating architectural video installation

Ausstellungseröffnung | Cécile B. Evans

When: THU, March 22, 7pm–10pm
Where: MUMOK
Entry: free!

Cécile B. Evans is an American-Belgian artist who explores the role of emotions in contemporary societies and how new technologies influence our feelings and behaviour. In her current exhibition at MUMOK, Amos’ world, she has created an architectural video installation which is like a TV show that is set in a socially progressive housing estate. The opening event of the exhibition will take place this Thursday, and it will be free!

Recommended if you like: thinking outside the box, being outside your comfort zone, being socially active, practising your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, getting freaked out by futuristic things, the free drinks at a opening night

Getting your dose of contemporary culture with Thomas Bayrle’s exhibit

Thomas Bayrle. Wenn etwas zu lang ist – mach es länger / If it’s too long, make it longer

When: WED, October 25, 2017 – MON, April 2, 2018
Where: MAK
Entry: 9.90€, students 7.50€, free entry every Tuesday 6pm–10pm

Berlin-born artist, Thomas Bayrle, will be featured at MAK until April with his solo exhibition, ‘If it’s too long, make it longer,’ that showcases a combination of his multi-medial works, along with his computer-generated art. Art, handicraft and industrial production are explored through dyeing, weaving and programming processes, creating a kaleidoscopic of forms and ornaments.

Recommended if you like: strolling through museums on a cold autumn day, mingling among artsy people, showing others that you are interested in art

Aesthetics of Change – 150 years of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

Ästhetik der Veränderung. 150 Jahre Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

When: December 12 – April 14
Where: MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Entry: 15€ (students 9€)

The University of Applied Arts Vienna’s roots date back to 1867, when the School of Arts and Crafts was established at the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art & Industry, which is known as ‘the MAK’ today. The first is thus celebrating its 150-year-anniversary and the latter is hosting an exhibition in its honour. This exhibition, Aesthetics of Change, takes a look at the past 150 years of the talent that has gone through the University of Applied Arts Vienna, while it also dares to look into the future at the same time.

Recommended if you like: taking a museum stroll, the old and new, reading history books that smell like your grandma, wearing striped pyjamas to bed, Sunday strolling through museums

Photo via MAK/Georg Mayer

Viennese Expressionism combined with the stars of Jugendstil

Wien um 1900: Klimt – Moser – Gerstl – Kokoschka

When: January 18 – April 10, 10am–6pm
Where: Leopold Museum
Entry: 13€/9€/8€

To celebrate the anniversary year of Viennese Modernism, the Leopold Museum has gathered together works of all the main protagonists in the movement, including Klimt and Moser. And they’ve put them up on the wall alongside the world-renowned Expressionists,  Gerstl and Kokoschka. To make the exhibition a well-rounded experience, they have also collected outstanding examples of design, from furniture to posters out of the era of the Wiener Werkstätte.

Recommended if you like: Expressionists, Jugendstil, Wiener Werkstätte, art history books, practicing your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art, Sucessionists, any of the above listed artists

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

How to occupy a shipwreck

Oliver Ressler

When: January 25 – April 2
Where: Kunst Haus Wien
Entry: 9€

An exhibition by the Austrian artist, activist and filmmaker Oliver Ressler, is currently on at the Kunst Haus Wien. He is known for his extensive research and elaborate implementation of work that makes a statement. In his current work, ‘How to occupy a shipwreck,’ you’ll get to watch four films from a series that documents pivotal moments in the climate change movement. This will be a seriously thought-provoking experience, we assume.

Recommended if you like: taking care of the environment, your planet, questioning how things are, thinking for yourself, being an activist, expressing your opinion, getting inspired by art

Photo via Oliver Ressler/Kunsthaus Wien

Exhibition Opening: The Art of the Viennese Watercolor

Das Wiener Aquarell

When: THU, February 16 (ongoing until May 13)
Where: Albertina
Entry: tba

this exhibition at the Albertina, will put Viennese Watercolor in the spotlight. The Golden Age of this kind of art was during the Biedermeier era (that’s 1815 til 1848, in case you didn’t know, and yes, we had to google it as well). This Thursday will mark the opening day of the exhibition, but you’ll have time til May 13, if you’re interested in this kinda’ art.

Recommended if you like: learning about the place where you live, reading history books that smell like your grandma, wearing striped pyjamas to bed, Sunday strolling through museums, practising your pensive face in the mirror

Photo via Albertina

The Tower of Babel, made out of a toy railway


When: FRI, February 9–March 30, on appointment
Where: Sammlung Friedrichshof
Entry: TBA

The ‘Tower of Babel’, which is Fürtler’s latest piece. Clemens Fürtler creates image generating, kinetic objects, built out of model railway and freeway parts – the so-called, Bildmaschinen. Using toys, railway paraphernalia, and models of suburban houses to construct his tower, he hopes to highlight the contrast in the imagined perfect world scenario, while creating his own version of the Tower of Babel. You’ve got to make an appointment to see this piece. Check the details, here.

Recommended if you like: babbling on, eating culture for breakfast, seeing unique ways to use toys as art, graphic design, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, being happy, licking your nose with your tongue, contemporary art

American painter and photographer

Man Ray

When: ongoing until June 24, 10am–7pm
Where: Kunstforum Wien
Entry: 11/8.50/6€ (available here)

He may not be a household name, but the American photographer and painter, Man Ray, spent much of his artistic career in Paris where he was informally able to influence and take part in the more well-known movements like the Dada and Surrealists. On display will be a variety of his painting and his photography, showing just how impressively varied the man was.

Recommended if you like: exploring photography, traveling, politics and art mingling, watching historical documentaries on the couch while only wearing a bath robe, peripheral artists, early trail blazers, American artists, Surrealism, Dada Movement

A day of events dedicated to Viennese Start Up scene 

Gründen in Wien 2018

When: FRI, March 23, 9am-9pm (check out the program, here)
Where: Various Locations  (check out the program, here)

The always inspiring local start-up scene is opening its doors on Friday to share their big ideas, insider tips and their experienced insights on how to launch their own business. They’ll also be showcasing the cool things they are doing. The whole day is put on by the city’s economic chamber to show off what’s happening, but it does offer plenty of inetersting stuff to check out. There will 45 locations around town, from co-working spaces to other office participating. Whether you’re interested in a job with a start-up, or you have your own idea that you want to grow into a business, you should check the program out for the day being dubbed at, Gründen in Wien. Check out the program, here.

Recommended if you like: getting inspired by great ideas, co-working spaces, networking, quitting your job and giving your dream a chance, investment funds, pitching & bitching, the start up scene

Change the world with your business idea

Social Impact Weekend

When: FRI–SAT, March 23–24, 9am–5pm
Where: Impact Hub
Entry: Free with registration

If you ever had an idea that might make this world a better place, but never knew quite how to turn it into a business, this event might be the right place to start. The entrepreneurial space, the Impact Hub, are hosting 2 days of interactive workshops at which you can present your idea, work on it in a group, brainstorm strategies on how to develop it and get it launch-ready by the end of it all. They’ll be offering a total of 3 business workshops for social ideas that can be attended individually, or one after the other. Each one will give you the clarity you need on how to transform that idea into something that can truly have a positive impact on the world.

Recommended if you like: judging and being judged, brainstorming, flip-charts and whiteboards, aha-moments, saving the world, markers and post-its, social impact, developing ideas, getting inspired, asking 100 questions. thinking beyond anybody has ever thought before

Check out this new craft beer bar at their opening 

AmmutsØn Opening Party

When: FRI–SAT, March 23–24, 2pm–1am
Where: AmmutsØn
Entry: Free!

Lovers of craft beer, this one is for you! The beer bar, Ammuston, will open their doors for the first time this Friday and Saturday. And the very special guests at the event will be no less than 12 rotating beers on tap, most of them being so indie that not even the masters who brew them know their names by heart. OK, maybe they do, but they sure surprised us. So if you’re feeling a bit hoppy this weekend, join the crowd at Ammutson hailing in this new place of beer.

Recommended if you like: craft beer, indie breweries, discovering new places and flavours, tastings, neighbourhood pubs, stouts, porters, ales and lagers alike, micro-brews, speaking about beer like you do wine

Coffee, cake and records

Plattenflohmarkt #6

When: FRI, March 23, 5pm–9pm
Where: Fett & Zucker
Entry: Free!

The wonderful cafe of cake, Fett & Zucker, is filling its space with records, coffee & cake again this Friday, for Plattenflohmarkt number 6. Invited are nice people (yes, nice ones only!), interested in vinyl, CDs, tapes and co. looking to shop for their own collection, or for a special gift for someone special.

Recommended if you like: music, being a snob about vinyls, shopping vintage, drinking so much coffee you get high and want to dance, feeling the soul of the music, big headphones, cake, cake and more cake, living for the music

East Coast Dopp Hop @ Fluc

Fear le Funk – The Doppelgangaz

When: FRI, March 23, 10pm–5am
Where: Fluc + Fluc Wanne
Entry: 17.25€ (available here), 19€ on the door

Pushing their fifth studio album, the New York Trip (Dopp) Hop Duo, Doppelgangaz, will finally reach Vienna this Friday. Their raw style has been refined to an art and will surely get the crowd moving. And it will be happening in the Fluc, which is the perfect venue for their sound. They’ll also have the ideal local band in support, Soucat E–Phife, alongwith the Fear Le Funk DJs.

Recommended if you like: old school RnB, moving your hips in a rather smooth manner, Rap and Hip Hop, underground club locations, Hip Hop, Trip Hop Dopp Hop

Austrian grunge on stage (it’s a thing, who knew!)

Mile Me Deaf / Dives / Euroteuro / Aivery

When: FRI, March 23, 7:30pm–4am
Where: Flex
Entry: 14€ (from WienXtra) 15€ (here)

Siluh Records is turning 13 years old this Friday and to celebrate, they’ve got all of their favourite bands under one roof. Headed up by ‘Mile me Deaf,’ they have the grungy Indie covered, but the acts that precede them are equally brilliant. The band, Aivery, have something a bit like the ‘Yeah Yeah Yeahs’, while Euroteuro offers something a bit livelier and the Dives will provide a Rock Chicks performance. Something for everyone as you can hear below:

Recommended if you like: wearing your socks pulled up high, luxuriously long hair, British Indie Pop (Brindy-Pop?? Yup we just made that up its going to be a thing!),  the grungy, industrial setting of the B72, singer/songwriter music, Indie boys, checking local musicians

One of Vienna’s coolest DJ collectives throw a birthday bash

Heimliches Geburtstagsfest

When: FRI, March 23, 10pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 10€ < 12am > 12€

This Friday, the very cool DJ and party collective, Heimlich, turns two and to celebrate, they’ll be getting all the family together to bring you set after set over the cracking sound system at Grelle Forelle. This crowd is awesome at creating a good vibe at a party. You can expect some Minimalist Electro/Techno that will draw you in, and have you swaying before it changes your heart rate and has you dancing all night.

Recommended if you like: Techno, Electro house, feeling the floor shake under the base, closing your eyes while dancing and being carried away, giving eyes across the dancefloor, that moment when you put your best underwear on for a Friday or Saturday night – oh, the possibilities!

German EDM heading up a long old session @ the Sauna

Extrawelt Live – Fear Of An Extra Planet Tour I Pratersauna

When: FRI, March 23, 11pm–8am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 15€ (available here) on the door TBA

Hamburg seems to be fast becoming the home of Electro music these days. Extrawelt is another great offering from the city, and they are currently touring the whole of Europe to promote their latest album. It’s an Electronic Dance offering that is rich with industrial beats that echo of their hometown, the kind of stuff you imagine listening to in a very derelict and run down old building. Check it:

Recommended if you like:  dancing until your feet hurt, nodding your head to the music ever so cooly while leaning on the bar, gin and tonic, giving every guy and girl on the dancefloor the ‘I’m free and easy’ look on the dancefloor, electronic, House music, doing the Mess Around

A rare opportunity to catch the Master on the decks

Coming HOME # 6 /w Dorfmeister, Makossa & Megablast, Sugar B

When: FRI, March 23, 10pm–5am
Where: Rote Bar
Entry: 12€ < 11pm > 15€ (also available at WienXtra)

Don’t miss the DJ legend of a veteran, Dorfmeister, as he doesn’t come out often, but when he does it is with a full entourage of cracking DJs, great friends and party animals of all shapes and sizes. He made a name for himself in the 90s as a leader in Austria of House and Trip Hop, and you can expect as much on Friday, as well as some of his more recent love affairs, including all the African vibes. And he’ll be playing to a ragin crowd in the vaudeville setting of the Rote bar. Here’s a taste:

Recommended if you like: all the genres mentioned above, catching legends in their field, intimate and unique locations, House music, beer and cigarettes, sex in dirty public toilets, getting tipsy enough to tell all your friends how much you love them, gin and tonics with cucumber

Red, Red Wine… stay close to me…yes, your guessed it – it’s a wine tasting

Weinverkostung mit Weingut Hillinger

When: FRI, March 23, 7pm–10pm
Where: Magdas Hotel
Entry: 19€

The Magdas hotel’s monthly wine tasting is here again this Saturday, and in this edition, participants will be guided through an evening of red wine by the big-time wine producer, Leo Hillinger (we’re sure you’ve seen the wine on the shelves of your local supermarket. There will be snacks served alongside your wine, all of which is of the highest Austrian quality…so we’re told.

Recommended if you like: drinking wine like you do beer, swallowing rather than spitting, being young and sexy, not doing what it says on the can, red red wine, trying to get songs out of your head

Austrian Indie folk at the new cultural cafe in the 2nd

Maria Burger. La Vitrina acustico

When: FRI, March 23, 8pm–10pm
Where: La Vitrina
Entry: TBA

This Friday, the Austrian Indie-Folk artist Maria will be taking to the stage in the intimate and very Latin American themed cultural cafe, La Vitrina. Known for fantastic melodies, which have earned her duets with Conchita Wurst no less, as well as numerous TV and radio spots, all on top of a demanding touring schedule and nurturing her Youtube following. Busy girl. Check her out below:

Recommended if you like: intimate gigs, checking out the local Indie talent, Latin American themed coffee houses, concept stores and coffee, homegrown talent, the 2nd district, be the first to check out the new places in the city

Readings, Art and a Poetry Slam in one inspiring evening

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When: FRI, March 23, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Die Drahtwarenhandlung
Entry: 8€ (available here)

It couldn’t possibly get any more artsy than this Friday at the Drahtwarenhandlung. On one evening, they’ll fuse a poetry slam with Prose and painting, as well as some kind of an auction. While some of the authors are yet to be announced, what we do know is that the World poet and Argentinian Poetry Slam Champion, Ignacio Perini, will be headlining.

Recommended if you like: all the creative crafts, all the artistic stuff, velvet slippers, smoking sheesha, books, the smell of old poetry books, places with ridiculously long names, inspiring evenings