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 38 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:
(Photo by the talented Instagrammer @kasiawhotravels)
Start the week with some live Jazz music at Porgy & Bess
When: MON, July 16, 8:30pm
Where: Porgy & Bess
Entry: 28€, reserve your ticket here
This Monday will be a special music summit where Jamaican rhythms and Jazz music meet. The Jamaican duo Sly & Robbie and Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvaer only joined forces recently. However, they’ve decided to collaborate and go on tour together. This Monday, you can catch one of their live shows at Porgy & Bess. Here’s how they sound together:
Recommended if you like: dedicating your life to music, when musicians of different genres get together and create magic, small and intimate venues, seriously talented musicians performing live, curing your weekend hangover with a beer and live music, wearing shades in the club
A literature festival
When: THU, July 19, 8pm–10pm
Where: MQ – Museumsquartier
The ö-tONE literature festival takes place at the Museumsquartier. The festival will shine a light on several Austrian contemporary literature writers and will thus show the great diversity of authors in our small country. Readings will take place on eight Thursdays in summer. This week’s edition will be about Yara Lee’s “Als ob man sich auf hoher See befände” and Arno Geiger’s “Unter der Drachenwand”. For detailed info on the festival programme, check the website, here.
Recommended if you like: readings, better understanding the Austrian soul, getting more books for the old book list, having the best intentions of reading stuff but never really finding the time, hunting down a wee snippet before you commit to buying a book
Join the stand-up comedians for a night on stage or sit back and laugh
When: MON, July 16, 8pm–11pm
Where: Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt
At this weekly event at the Wombat’s City Hostel, you’ll experience the kind of laugh that is so intense, Coke will shoot out of your nose – even though you didn’t even have Coke in a while. Why? Well. There’s a stand-up comedy night happening there. And if you have the guts, we dare you to get up on stage and tell a few funnies yourself! The comedy will be on the house, and they’ll have special drink offers, as well. So don’t worry if you’re actually not funny at all, as people might be too drunk to notice, anyway. Get a little taste for the evening by watching this:
Recommended if you like: loling, living on the bright side of life, getting up on stage and becoming a legend for a night, potentially earning yourself some free drinks, the English language, comedy, laughing until your belly hurts, the likes of Chris Rock, Shappi Khorsandi, Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Josh Widdicombe and Adam Hills
Summer is here and so are the open air cinemas
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
Let’s see those Jazz hands!
When: June 15 – July 10
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: depending on your seating (available here)
The jazz Fest Wien will continue to keep kicking into the fist halfof July and boy do they have some cracking good acts lined up. If you haven’t yet, check out one of the performances the festival has to offer. While the name says Jazz, the program speaks of so much more: There’s pop, singer/songwriters, and even ye’ old swing, tango, mambo superstar Caro Emerald in the State Opera House. Check out the program, here.
Recommended if you like: environmentalists, Jazz, pianos, mentalists, festivals, ongoing events, long runs in the park, Jazz and more Jazz, music, singer/songwriters, cigars, dark bars, music styles out of America, tapping your feet to the beat, bow ties
Start your Monday right with a beach chillout
When: every Monday until July 30, 6pm
Where: Vienna City Beach Club
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. On Mondays, 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, 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
Feel the music takeover your body at this chilled beach party with Latino vibes
When: TUE, July 3, 8pm–12am
Where: Vienna City Beach Club
On Tuesdays at the Vienna City Beach Club, there’ll be a pure Latino feeling floating about the sandy party place. There will be damn fine Latino music, delicious cocktails, sand under your feet and a ‘Caribbean feeling’. And there’ll also be a Mojito Happy Hour. Just sayin’.
Recommended if you like: feeling the rhythm in your bones, music that you can’t resist dancing to, umm… salsa dancing, doing the chicken dance when nobody’s looking, picking up a corner of your skirt and swaying your hips in the kitchen while cooking, making ze’ hot passionate love like a Latino, finding sand 2 days later in places you never knew existed on your body, a nice drink after work
Workshop: Learn how to live off the land
When: TUE, July 17, 5:30pm
Where: Wiener Prater (exact location will be announced)
Entry: 25€ (register here)
In this herb walk series, Julia Binder will take a bunch of people to the grasslands of the Wiener Prater and hunt for some edible herbs. On the tour, she 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
The Eels will be in town!
When: TUE, July 17, 6pm–11pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 44€, buy your ticket here
The US American Rock band, Eels, will be in town this week. They’re known for their unusual stage performances as they’ll reinterpret their old songs and will even play some cover songs by other known artists. Check them out this Tuesday at Arena. Their support will be US musician, That 1 Guy. Here’s one of the Eels’ latest songs:
Recommended if you like: seriously talented musicians performing live, somebody nibbling on your earlobe, unpretentious locations, hangovers with coffee and a kipferl, burying valuable things in the courtyard garden, house, beer and cigarettes, getting tipsy to a point where you just HAVE to hug a stranger
American folk and retro sounds at WUK
When: TUE, July 17, 7pm–11pm
Entry: 29€, buy your ticket here
This week at WUK, American folk sounds will await you with US musician Nathaniel Rateliff and his very versatile band, The Night Sweats. They’re known for their retro sounds that will make you dance and will shake things up. Sounds intriguing, right? Get a ticket for this Tuesday’s gig here. Check out one of their latest songs, here:
Recommended if you like: checking out raw indie talent, the grungy, industrial setting of the WUK, singer/songwriter music, folk music, vintage vibes, collecting old records, nostalgia for a time you weren’t even born, music you can dance to, beards so long they tickle your kneecaps
This month’s all about dance
When: July 12 – August 12
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: get them here
If your feet are tired from all that party-hopping, we suggest enjoying someone else’s dance performance. The ImpulsTanz Festival is definitely one of our cultural highlights every year: At different locations around the city, you can visit edgy dance performances and workshops (!) from some of the best dancers from all over the world. Allow yourself to be drawn into the magical world of dance, and we’re sure you won’t regret it.
PLUS! don’t miss this: the after parties at the Burgtheater, or Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz have reached legendary status – they are free and you get to rub shoulders and booties with the artists of the shows on the dancefloor.
Stay informed with our weekend what to do guides, here; and also be sure not to miss the opening party on July 12. Get details, here.
We also recommend… checking out the workshops offered throughout the festival – they’re affordable, incredibly diverse and inviting for beginners to advanced dancers. Check out the details, here.
Recommended if you like: partying in unique locations, Impulstanz parties, quality free parties, summer parties, getting to know some new dance steps while a little tipsy, singing in the shower, dancing until the early hours of the morning, dance performances
It’s finally time… to dance at this legendary summer party
When: THU–SAT (and daily after that), July 12 – August 12
As one of the largest festivals for contemporary dance and performance worldwide, the ImPulsTanz festival also organises one of the most legendary parties in the city. When all the dancing on stage ends, and the sun goes down, the festival lounge located in the unique location of the Burgtheater opens its doors and start pumping out some of the most danceable tracks there are. On top of this, ImPulsTanz social will be hosting two festival parties which should not be missed. CID RIM, Restless Leg Syndrome, Amadinda Sound System, Dalia Ahmed & Kristian Davidek are just a few of the artists listed for this year to hit the decks. Don’t miss the chance to get to know a few new dancing steps straight from the pro dancers, who you’ll often be sharing the dance floor with throughout the festival.
Recommended if you like: partying in unique locations, Impulstanz parties, quality free parties, summer parties, getting to know some new dance steps while a little tipsy
A short film festival under the starry summer sky in Vienna
When: July 3 – August 24
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
When: TUE, July 17, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Theater am Spittelberg
Entry: 23€, buy your ticket here
Austrian singer-songwriter, Ernst Molden, has been likened to the likes of Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen in style. Together with Sibylle Kefer, Marlene Lacherstorfer and Maria Petrova aka. Das Frauenorchester, he’ll play a concert at Theater am Spittelberg this Tuesday. Here’s what you can expect there:
Recommended if you like: checking out local talents, Wienerlieder, Georg Danzer (Rest in Peace, Schurli), improving your Viennese with a beer in hand
The Bingo not just for old grannies!
When: TUE, July 17, 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
You might actually do some swimming at this party
When: WED, July 18, 10pm–5am
Entry: free < 10pm, 5€ < 11pm, 8€ < 12am, 12am > 10€
Pratersauna’s Nachtschwimmer event series will host a party this Wednesday, and they’ll make sure that the shortest night of the year will turn into the longest. They’ve invited French producer Timid Boy 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, devouring a Döner at 4am
A chilled evening with some fine Reggae tunes
When: WED, July 18, 7:30pm–11:30pm
Entry: 25€, buy your ticket here
Julian Marley is a visionary, artist and activist, but also a musician. The British Jamaican musician gets inspiration from his dad, late Bob Marley. So you can expect some pure-bred Reggae sounds at his gig at WUK this Wednesday.
Recommended if you like: closing your eyes while dancing like a drugged-up hippy, being barefoot most of summer, falling in love just for a night, very chilled meets with friends
Jazz music for your soul from the USA
When: WED, July 18, 8pm–11pm
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 24.50€, buy your ticket here
L.A. based Soul Jazz band, Moonchild, was founded by multi-instrumentalists Navran, Bryk and Mattson. They’re dedicated Jazz musicians who make music for your soul. You can catch one of their live shows at Grelle Forelle this Wednesday. So if you’re in the mood for some relaxed, blissful sounds, then get a ticket here! Get a taste for their music by listening to their song, Cure, here:
Recommended if you like: dedicating your life to music, lying in bed all day long, that feeling of elated freedom, seriously talented musicians performing live, nodding your head to the music ever so coolly, being the only real cat in the club, redheads
Elis Noa is not your typical Electro Pop band
When: WED, July 18, 10pm–4am
Where: Burtheater Vestibül
It’s ImPulsTanz festival season, and this means there’ll be awesome parties with great music at Burgtheater Vestibül. This Wednesday, the Vienna-based Electro Pop band, ELIS NOA, will perform there. Their music is influenced by all kinds of music, so it’s hard to pin them down for a certain genre. DJ support will come from local DJs, The ZEES. 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, mid-week drinking
Chilled drinks @ Albertina
When: WED, July 18, 6pm
Where: Albertina Museum
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
Chilled beats waterside at the Flex
When: THU, July 19, 5pm–11pm
DJs will be setting up and doing their thing waterside at the funky location of the Flex garden throughout summer. This Thursday, DJs from The Liquid Collective and friends will hit the decks and let off their brand of fun summer vibes. So if you’re looking for a chilled spot to meet with friends outside on your fake Friday this week, this will be a solid option.
Recommended if you like: days in the sun, wearing your sunglasses at night, grungy locations, 3 days of stubble, seating on beer benches and having a drink with friends, the FLEX, resisting the urge of jumping in the Donaukanal to cool down
Swing music + Wine Spritzers + a great view = awesome evening!
When: every Thursday, until September 27, 5pm–11pm
Where: Café & Schloss Cobenzl
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
A second hand pop-up store for women’s clothing
When: THU–SAT, July 19–21, 4pm–6pm
A bunch of women are clearing out their wardrobes and inviting one and all to buy up their stuff! Be at the Second Hand Rose pop-up-second-hand-store in Vienna if you’re a woman and are in the market for some new outfits for summer and autumn! They’ll even be serving a glass of Prosecco (which is almost champagne, right?) to make you feel extra super fancy while doing your bargaining (get that little finger up in the air!)
Recommended if you like: haggling, snooping in another person’s wardrobe, popping up at pop-up events, the idea of chatting with the person who once owned the second-hand sweat pants you’re just about to take for a wild ride on the couch, sustainable living
Summer Afterwork party at Le Jardin
When: THU, July 19, 5pm–1am
Where: Cafe Francais Stadtpark
Cafe Francais Stadtpark will be throwing a big chill-out event from the series Le Jardin Sommer Afterwork. Days are long and hot, sunsets are colourful, nights are starry and after work, drinks in a pretty Schanigarten are nothing less than a must. There will be beats, booze and tasty French food to feast on. This week, summer tunes will be presented by DJ WagnerLove.
Recommended if you like: the book “The secret garden”, after work chill, being bourgeoisie, classy drinks, feeling yourself as a good life connoisseur, laughing in an exaggerated way even when you don’t find something funny
Do good and listen to some live music at Arena
When: THU, July 19, 6:30pm–11pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 42€, buy your ticket here
This Thursday at Arena, the Nacht gegen Armut (Night against Poverty) charity concert will take place. US Alternative band Calexico and Funk Electro Band from Vienna, Erwin & Edwin, will perform there. All net proceeds will be donated to people who live in acute poverty in Austria. So do something good while enjoying some awesome live music!
Recommended if you like: FM4 radio station, helping people in need, people that do good, not standing by and letting others do the work, fighting the good fight, big speakers and big sound, beer and cigarettes
Music and munching your way through food stands at the Rathaus
When: Daily, June 30 – September 2
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
An outdoor wine festival? Don’t mind if we do!
When: FRI, July 20, 2:30pm–10pm
Entry: 18.90–25€ , including the wine tasting and a 1€ donation to charity
Wine will be flowing, shot back, swilled and swallowed at this different kind of wine festival that prides itself on avoiding all the pretentious cliches that normally come with wine events. And this rebellious wine festival will be held under the open air of the horse stables turned event venue, CREAU. This is one of the last chances to explore such a unique location before angry bulldozers tear it down in autumn – sad but true – but this is also one more reason not to miss any events at CREAU this summer, especially if they revolve around sweet, sweet wine. More details, here.
Plus: there will be cheese, snacks, art and live music!
Recommended if you like: wine, boozy afternoons, outdoor events, comfy Fridays, drinking too much, 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
Life’s a beach party
When: FRI, July 20, 8pm–3:30am
Where: Vienna City Beach Club
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
Mini festival with all the genres of music
When: FRI–SUN, July 20–22, 6pm–1am
Where: Prater, Riesenradplatz
With VIEiPEE, Masters of Dirt and Praterdome all teaming up this Friday and Saturday, you know you are in for something special. Over the course of the two days they will be presenting all sorts of music over three stages out in the open air and wild space that is both green and full of fairground rides. Friday sees Pystrance, EDM, Goa and DnB dominating the stage, while Saturday sees House and Techno. Both, however, will be laced with Hip Hop and RnB, so everyone is basically covered there!
Recommended if you like: fireworks, mini festivals, fairground rides, free parties, all the music genres, f*+#ing in the bushes, oasis, dancing under the stars while pretending you are on a Goa beach drinking buckets of cocktails, moonshine, full moon parties, the Riesenrad
Eat, drink, dance and repeat the last 2
When: FRI, June 22, 6pm
Where: Grelle Forelle
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!
When: May 25 – September 21, every week on Friday at 9pm
Where: Starts at Heldenplatz. The route changes every week
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.
Recommendedif 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
American Hip Hop from the 90’s
When: FRI, July 20, 7pm–12am
Entry: 26.30€ (available here)
East Coast Hip Hop Troop Delinquent Habits will be bringing their sunshine laced rhymes to Flex this Friday. With a back catalogue that dates back to the early 90’s, their Hip Hop has that familiar tone and chilled back attitude that we would all recognise, even if we have never heard of them or their delinquencies …
Recommended if you like: old-school Hip Hop, bad habits, delinquents, American Hip Hop, tattoos, calling your mates esse, California, smoking a giant flavoured cigarette before going to a concert, passive smoking other peoples jazz cigs in the concert
Berlin-Based British Techno
When: FRI, July 20, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 16.20€ (available here)
Techno Deluxe presents… well, Techno this Friday, with the help of Soma. Soma turned 25 last year and celebrated in style, but the party hasn’t stopped and thus they have bought two of their top acts to Vienna for your enjoyment. However, it is Brit Rebekah who headlines the event and with 20 plus years of Techno behind her and currently living in Berlin, she is bound to be able to get the party going and beats pumping.
Recommended if you like: Techno, the UK techno scene, Berlin-based DJs, DJanes, leaving a club as the birds start chirping, taking drunken strolls early on the Donau Kanal and getting in the way of cyclists trying to do their PB in the wee hours, taking illegal photos
Electro at Flex
When: FRI, July 20, 11pm–6am
Entry: 12€ < 12am > 14€
What would summer nights be without a kickass DJ line up at Flex, and pre drinks in their beer garden by the water? This Friday, make sure to fill your stomach with some pasta and bread to prep for the alcohol you’ll be soaking up during your Flex stay when JumpUp meets Bassline, with Darkzy & Tsuki.
Get a taster of the music, here:
Recommended if you like: electronic music, UK electro DJs sets, Flex, grungy locations, wild dance moves, being drunk on fun… and whatever other substance you prefer
War film set in Paris
When: FRI–SAT, July 20–21 | FRI: 9:30pm–11:30pm, SAT: 8:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Kino wie noch Nie
Entry: 8.50/7€ book here
Transit, the latest outpouring from German Director Petzold, tells the story of a man desperate to escape Paris with the Germans knocking on the Gates. Assuming a dead man’s identity in the hopes of escaping to Mexico via Marseille, however was not as quick as he hoped, leaving him semi-stranded, but not alone, as he encounters an equally on-the-road-to-nowhere lady.
Recommended if you like: Indie films, war films, watching people on the road to nowhere, the talking heads, German directors, arthouse cinema, German Cinema, cinema under the stars, outdoor cinema, packing a hip flask, hiding bags of wine in pillow cases, drinking from plastic cups
The mysterious street photographer and Austria
When: May 29 – August 19
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
Exhibition with augmented reality: Unrest After The Storm, by Günter Brus
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
A celebration of Austria’s architectural great, Mr Wagner
When: March 15 – October 7, 10am–6pm
Where: Wien Museum
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