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 45 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:
A metal heads assembly at the Gasometer
When: MON, November 13, 7pm–10pm
Entry: 33€, buy your ticket here
The Atlanta-based sludge/stoner/alternative metal band, Mastodon, are known for featuring progressive concepts and unique instrumentations in their music. This Monday, they will be playing a gig at the Gasometer. So get your ticket for 33€ here, put on your heavy metal outfit, and prepare for some head banging! Oh, and listen to one of their latest songs:
Recommended if you like: having an aching neck the day after a concert, big speakers and big sound, heavy guitar riffs, guys that have shinier hair than you, wondering which hair products those guys around you are actually using
A good old roasting: Watch two comedians fight for the best laugh
When: MON, November 13, 8pm–11pm
Entry: 10€ (students 8€)
The two comedians, Jack Holmes and Reginald Bärris, will go head-to-head in a comedy roast battle this Monday night, bringing a highly entertaining evening to the stage with endless amounts of laughter. After a short introductory stand-up comedy show, the battle will begin.
Recommended if you like: laughing so hard your whole body hurts, stand-up comedy, making fun of other people, not thinking about how crazy the world is for one night, people who go to bars on a Monday night
Live concert by a Viennese Klezmer orchestra in a church!
When: MON, November 13, 8pm–11pm
Where: Kirche Gaußplatz
Entry: 29€, get your tickets here
The Klezmer festival is in town and a church will be the site where big sounds are performed this Monday night. The Vienna Klezmore Orchestra, a biiiiig band consisting of people from Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, USA and Austria, will be playing their Klezmer sounds, mixing Jazz and world Music, at Kirche Gaußplatz. They will be showing off their skills in singing, playing clarinet, guitar, keyboard, violin, trumpet, bass and many more instruments that we haven’t even heard of before.
Recommended if you like: live music and concerts, live gig at churches, big-ass orchestras, classic meets modern, culturally inspiring events, music you can’t help but dance to,
Monday drum and bass at Camera Club
When: MON, September 4 / 11 / 18 / 25, 5pm–1am
Where: Camera Club
A great thing for all the Drum’n’bass fans of the city: Camera Club will be hosting a weekly Monday night D’n’B party in their club all throughout September. Even better: the entry is free! So all you need to do is turn up, have a drink as well as celebrate and dance!
Sept. 4: Mi-Low / Pandora / Mac Delay / Phlage / Fourtex
Sept. 11: Kaffee Schwarz / Demased / Skore / Mental Decay / Shifty
Sept. 18: Riddhim b2b Doree / Redex / Splinta / Dorian / Janex
Sept. 25: Adam Neo / Unics / Replic / M-Jane / Dismatic
Recommended if you like: Monday night partying, free parties, clubbing after the weekend, drinking and dancing, people who still love drum and bass music as much as you do
The lovechild of soul music, Myles Sanko, on stage
When: TUE, November 14, 8pm–11pm
Entry: 26€, buy your ticket here
The rising star of soul to watch at the moment is guy, Myles Sanko. With all the media attention and radio play surrounding this guy from the UK, he’s still got the groove to go on tour through Europe, and he’ll be making a stop at B72! So if you are in the mood for his authentic, emotional and direct style, then you should definitely be at his show this Tuesday! Listen to this catchy tune – we promise you’ll have it in your ears for a while:
Recommended if you like: musicians who know their shit, soul music, making love and listening to the music, listening to Soulfly radio
The free-style improv unit, DKV Trio, is in town!
When: TUE, November 14, 8:30pm
Where: Blue Tomato Bar
DKV trio, one of the best working bands from Chicago, is in town. Since 1994, they’ve been grooving around the world, mostly improvising along the way. Together, with the 78-year-old legend Joe McPhee, they are on tour and will be making a stop at the Blue Tomato Bar this Tuesday.
Recommended if you like: free-sytle improvisation music, moving around to any kind of music, not exactly knowing what to expect, exploring new things, checking out some talented musicians
A talk about Vienna’s legendary club, U4
When: TUE, November 14, 6:30pm–9pm
Where: Wien Museum
Entry: free! Reserve a seat here!
A fabulous place for every fan of pop culture during the 80s, and the home of the new-wave era of Vienna: the mighty U4 club. The reputation of the U4 is legendary, and it used to be THE place to go (or still is?). Be at the Wien Museum this Tuesday, and you’ll get learned on the history of the Special place where most have hooked up, had sex in the toilets, or vomited after too much drinky-poo-poo. There’ll be a talk with the former manager of the U4 and a member of a New Wave band from the 80s.
Recommended if you like: the roaring 80s, nostalgia for a time you never lived, crazy parties, finally getting all your questions answered, learning Vienna history
It’s time for an evening full of classical music from the southerners
When: TUE–WED, November 14–15, 7:30pm
Where: Wiener Konzerthaus
Entry: from 19€, buy your ticket here
You’ve had it with the modern shit, and all the hip hop and pop songs that they always play on the radio? You’re more of a Ö1-listener? Then you should be at the Wiener Konzerthaus on Tuesday or Wednesday, and you’ll finally get to hear some good classical music played by the Australian (that place where the Kangaroos live) Chamber Orchestra, accompanied by the French Pianist, Aimard. Expect greatness! And some strange accents coming from members of the orchestra.
Recommended if you like: the classic style, listening to many musicians at the same time, listening to piano music
Like the Hunger Games, but different… an interactive theatre piece
When: TUE–WED, November 14–15, 8pm–10pm
Where: Die Schöne
Entry: 10€/15€/20€ – pay as you wish, buy your ticket here
This won’t be any ordinary theatre performance, and this won’t be a normal game. The game will evolve with its players (the players being the audience). You will become part of the game (if you turn up, that is). Sounds like a psychological mindfuck, if you ask us. We’re definitely intrigued, aren’t you? So get your tickets here and let’s play the game at the funky venue of Die Schöne on Monday. Can’t wait.
Recommended if you like: mindfucks, playing games, psych-stuff, becoming part of a theatre performance, becoming part of anything, being comfortably uncomfortable, still trying to solve your rubix cube after 20 years of fiddling with it, something different
A fascinating look at rice at the world museum
When: TUE, November 14, 3pm–4:30pm
Entry: 9€, make a reservation via firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s a lot more to a simple grain of rice, but most of us haven’t ever really thought about it. It is one of the most eaten things in the world! This Tuesday, at the Weltmuseum, their regular Event ‘Kaffee & Kultur’ is happening and here, you’ll be able to finally ponder about the wonders of rice, and learn more about it. From its cultivation and trade, varieties and recipes, to rituals and symbols – it seems as nothing’s been left out at this round trip on the topic of rice.
Recommended if you like: finally getting all the answers to your questions, everything food related, learning a lot about the stuff you eat, rice-rice-baby
Discover an unknown artistic side to Vienna
When: WED, November 15, 4pm–8pm
Where: various locations
Entry: free! Limited places, register via Facebook event
Go on an art walk through Vienna this Wednesday and discover all sorts of hidden, or unknown sides of the artistic city that is Vienna. The Instawalk will show you smaller initiatives and artists that show unbroken dedication and diversity to their craft. You’ll start at das weisse haus and continue on to various other locations throughout the city.
Recommended if you like: practicing your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art, walking into a lamp post because you’ve been staring at the beautiful architecture around you or instagramming
When: WED, November 15, 7:30pm
Where: Wiener Stadthalle
Entry: 59€, buy your ticket here
After a 7-year hiatus, the British electronic-soul-funk group, Jamiroquai, are back, and they’ve brought some fresh new material with them! With their new album, Automation, they are back on tour and will be performing at the Stadthalle. Don’t miss out on a great show, so get your ticket for 59€ here! Listen to this – it’ll get you in the mood for Wednesday:
Recommended if you like: music to breakdance to, music to pull some bendy dance moves to, disco and pop, sugar and spice, feel good music, lots of bass
My Baby will put you under their spell on stage this Wednesday
When: WED, November 15, 8pm–11pm
Where: Fluc + Fluc Wanne
Entry: 17€, buy your ticket here
You’ve always wanted to fall into a voodoo trance? Then you should definitely be at the Fluc this Wednesday. Why, you ask? Because My Baby are here for a gig. The Dutch band is known for their psychedelic country blues gospel folk and indie funk music (and we assume you can put much more genres in this description). Get a taste for their music, here:
Recommended if you like: closing your eyes while dancing like a drugged up hippy, music that picks you up and throws you up into the sky, dancing until sweat is dripping down your back, waking up in somebody else’s bed
Electronic minimal music out of the UK
When: WED, November 15, 7pm–11pm
Entry: 26€, buy your ticket here
The English electronic music duo, Mount Kimbie, are currently on tour through the US and Europe, and will make a short stop in Vienna to perform at the Flex this Wednesday. They’ll be supported by Jam City. Get a ticket for 26 bucks here and listen to one of their songs that will get you in the right mood for Wednesday:
Recommended if you like: electronic music, gin and tonic, giving every guy and girl on the dancefloor the ‘I’m free and easy’ look on the dancefloor
Hip Hop is in da’ house at Grelle Forelle
When: WED, November 15, 7pm–11pm
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 29€, buy your ticket here
Oddisee, a rapper and producer from Washington, D.C., will be showing off what he’s got at the Grelle Forelle this Wednesday, supported by Good Compny. He is a quiet giant in a rapidly changing eco system of hip hop. So nod your head away this Wednesday with a rapper who knows his shit. If you don’t trust us, listen to one of his latest songs:
Recommended if you like: nodding your head to the music ever so cooly, flat-brimmed baseball caps, bouncing up and down to a Hip Hop tune with one hand in the air
Cuban dance Wednesday nights at Dual
When: WED, September 6, 9pm–12am (weekly event)
Entry: free entry in September, from Oct. 5€
Club Dual, in the basement of WIRR on Burggasse, is having their Cuban night dance night again this Wednesday. There will be 100% Cuban music, so polish your Salsa, Timba, Son, Rumba and Salsaton dance moves, put on your fanciest dance clothes and prepare for some sweaty dancing!
Recommended if you like: Cuban and Latin music, middle of the week entertainment, long nights of dancing and sweating, showing off your mad dance skills
Some good ol’ jazz at rien
When: WED, November 15, 8pm–11pm
You don’t know where to go on a Wednesday night in Vienna for some good ol’ jazz? Glad, you asked, as we’ve got something for you: go to rien! Here you can enjoy some Gypsy swing, jazz, chanson, and dirty horns (that’s how they describe themselves, just sayin’) made by Fainschmitz. Grab a glass of wine (or a pint if you’re the beer type of guy or gal) and get a taste of their music already, today:
Recommended if you like: dedicating your life to music, closing your eyes and letting the music wash over you, people with magic fingers, having a mid-week drink or two
Did you say cheese noodle party? YUM!
When: WED, November 15, 8pm–12am
Where: Ganz Wien
Entry: 12.90€, reserve via email@example.com
Cheese is all you can think of day and night? Then this is THE event for you. Be at the little, cute bar, Ganz Wien, this Wednesday night, and stuff yourself silly (in some kind of civilised way, you animal!) with some cheese noodles aka cheese spaetzle – oops, sorry, cheese knöpfle as they say at the other end of Austria aka. Vorarlberg. For 12.90€, you’ll get a big plate of them with salad. Nomnomnom.
Recommended if you like: thinking of food all day long, everything food-related, putting parmesan on every single dish that you eat (yes, even ice cream)
A movie and talk about our climate
When: WED, November 15, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Entry: 7.50–9€, get your tickets here
In the Spirit of the new climate conference happening in Bonn at the moment, Gartenbaukino will be hosting a special movie screening slash discussion about activism on behalf of the plant on Wednesday evening. Watch the Austro-German documentary by Filip Antoni Malinowski, that peeks behind the closed doors of the climate negotiations uncovering the decisions that will determine our future. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with a bunch of specialists in the field.
Recommended if you like: special movie screenings, Vienna’s Programmkinos, documentaries about what is going wrong in this world, trying to save the planet, having good talks with interesting people.
Travel for a night to a less common place
When: WED, November 15, 7pm
Every now and then we like to step out of our routine and open up to a new culture. Events such as this one happening on Wednesday in Schauspielhaus are a great way to get new perspectives: the actors who come up on stage will truly open up about their daily life, speaking straight from the diary of their hearts, about their passions, their concerns, the rebellions and the disappointments they face in present day Romania. A multimedia experience that will open up your eyes about a fellow EU country that seems so far but is really just a drive away. The show will be in Romanian with German supertitles.
Recommended if you like: multimedia theatre, new perspectives, learning from others, very-very niche events, small theatres, Eastern Europe, supertitles (they’re the best of all titles!).
A second hand pop up store for women’s clothing
When: THU–SAT, November 16–18
A bunch of women are clearing out their wardrobes and are inviting you to buy their stuff! Be at the Second Hand Rose Pop-up-second-hand-store in Vienna and buy up some new outfits for winter! They’ll even be serving a glass of Prosecco (which is almost champagne, right?) to make you feel super fancy while doing your bargaining.
Recommended if you like: haggling, snooping in another person’s wardrobe, popping up at popup events, the idea of chatting with the person who once owned the second-hand pants you’re just about to take home with you
A little pre-work happiness and dancing
When: THU, November 16, 6:30am–9:30am
Where: Le Meridien
Entry: 18€, buy your ticket here!
We believe that there is no better way to start into the day, than by dancing. At the morning rave event, Wake up & Dance, you’ll be able to dance your way into the day for 18€ at Le Meridien on Thursday. But don’t worry – it’s not only exercising you’ll be doing! There’s also a super healthy breakfast, yoga lesson, massages, and drinks awaiting you.
Recommended if you like: morning clubbing, pre-work dancing, waking up early, sweating before heading to work, spending all your energy before work, health freaks
German pop star and softie at heart, Mark Forster
When: THU, November 16, 8pm–11pm
Where: Wiener Stadthalle
Entry: 45.60€, buy your ticket here
A Polish-German singer-songwriter, with a soft heart and a big voice – we’re talking about Mark Forster. He is currently touring with his latest album, Tape, and will be performing a concert at the Stadthalle. Come to see one of the most popular German-speaking artists this Thursday, and listen to one of his new songs (so you can actually sing along to it), here:
Recommended if you like: catchy pop tunes, pop music, singer/songwriter music, happy sounds, bearded men who can actually sing, stroking rather long beards
They’ll spin your head right round, baby right round, at this party!
When: THU, November 16, 6pm–4am
Where: Das Rund Filmproduktion
Das Rund is a movie production, and they are throwing a big party! An open house vernissage in their office, with a DJ Line-up on the first floor, and of course, a bar – everything that a party animal’s heart wishes for. You can also check out their office where the action happens. Show up on Thursday!
Recommended if you like: going to a party on a weekday, partying with a creative crowd, partying until the sun comes up, going to a place where you’ve never partied before, crashing random parties
Ambient music at Grelle Forelle
When: THU, November 16, 7pm
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 24.10€, buy your ticket here
It’s very hard to define the sound of Portico Quartet. Jazz, electronica, ambient ausic, minimalism are all influencing the band out of the UK. What we do know, however, is that they will be performing at Grelle Forelle this Thursday. So if you are interested in unique music, you should definitely show up! To get you in the mood (or to know what they sound like), just listen to one of their latest Songs, here:
Recommended if you like: listening to a unique sound with interesting instruments, jazz & ambient music, when different music genres clash in one organised, beautiful mess, ever so cooly closing your eyes and listening to the music
Funk and Soul Thursdays at Camera Club
When: THU, September 7, 5pm–1am (and every Thursday after that)
Where: Camera Club
Thursdays are funk and soul nights at Camera Club, as of September 7. It’s official. Admission is free, so nothing will keep you from starting your weekends off early from now on, dancing to some fine Funk and Soul music, having a few drinks and mingling with beautiful people.
Recommended if you like: funk and soul music, Thursday night clubbing, after-work clubbing, early weekends, people who have crazy dance skills, meeting new people, mingling and hanging out at a club
A talk about finding strategies against racism and extremism
When: THU, November 16, 7pm–9pm
Where: Werk X
Entry: free donation, reserve your spot here
Jurist, author, journalist and Editor-in-Chief at Falter, Florian Klenk, will be guest Speaker in a talk with Yilmaz Gülüm this Thursday at the Theater, Werk X. The two hour discussion will attempt to look for usable strategies against racism and extremism, and to find concrete instruments to use in professional and private life to break open deadlocked patterns in how we’re dealing with each other.
Recommended if you like: talks and discussions, looking for solutions to everyday problems, listening to intelligent people talk, comfy rooms to sit in and listen, being inspired, believing that a better world is possible, being an optimist and singing when you get out of bed in the morning
Neat synthpop session at Milchbart
When: THU, November 16, 7pm–10pm
Check out Bitten By – the synthpop solo-project by Patricia Ziegler – at the Milchbart Session #7 this Thursday. With a new EP and a bunch of gigs at the SXSW Festival and FM4 Soundpark up her sleeve, she will perform a special set for the evening. Check out her music here:
Plus: there will be food!
Recommended if you like: Austrian music, chilled evenings involving live music, synthesisers, Pop music, having a few drinks while enjoying some Music, school night music sessions
Art exhbibtion opening with the artist joining the party
When: THU, November 16, 7pm–10pm
Where: Kunsthalle Wien
At the gallery, Kunsthalle Wien, the exhibition Hallucinations, Perspective, Synthesis by Florian Hecker will be kicking off this Thursday. With 3 installations, Hecker will transform the Kunsthalle into a stage for auditory art. That’s right this artists does some crazy cool things with acoustuc-electro beats. See for yourself. You’ll even see the artist himself.
Recommended if you like: telling the artist your honest opinion, going to a museum on a cold November day, mingling among artsy people, showing others that you are indeed interested in art
A bit of Soviet cinema, anyone?
When: FRI, October 13 – THU, November 30
Entry: 10.50€ per movie (students 9.50€)
This year’s retrospective of the Austrian Film Museum together with the Viennale will put Soviet cinema in focus. Movies from the 1920s, 1930s and the time during and after the cultural “Thaw” following Stalin’s death will be screened in October and November. Check out the calendar of the museum for the “Utopia and Correction” programme to find out what movies will be shown on what day.
Recommended if you like: films, films and more films, the romance of the big screen, indie films, memorising all the actors and actresses names, popcorn, movies with subtitles, foreign languages
Getting your dose of contemporary culture with Thomas Bayrle’s exhibit
When: WED, October 25, 2017 – MON, April 2, 2018
Entry: 9.90€, students 7.50€, free entry every Tuesday 6pm–10pm
Berlin-born artist, Thomas Bayrle, will be featured at MAK this autumn 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
An exhibition about the 100-year-anniversary of the Volkskundemuseum
When: ongoing, October 17 – December 30
Entry: 8€ (students 4€)
In light of the 100-year-anniversary of the Volkskundemuseum, the exhibition ‘Heimat : Machen’ will look at the development of the museum and will reflect upon Austria’s national traditions, folk life, and the influence of politics on home life and traditions. The museum is inviting for an open dialogue on its history. The exhibition will open this Tuesday, and will continue until December 30.
Recommended if you like: Vienna, traditions, folk life, historical events, spending a gloomy autumn day in a museum
Exhibition at the Albertina: 16th Century Dutch artists reflection on the world around him
When: Ongoing until December 3, 10am–6pm (WED 10am–9pm)
Entry: 12.90€ (reductions available– check here)
Bruegel the Elder as he was known, was a 16th century Dutch artist, who arrived at a time of much socio–political and economic change. His drawings reflect this change on normal day to day society in an almost cheeky and humorous way, while also highlighting the hardship of social conditions in a dark comedic, almost tragic, way.
Recommended if you like: staring at a drawing for hours trying to work out why the curator thinks its funny, putting that museum gaze you’ve been practicing to good use, playing where’s wally/waldo with details, sounding cultured while out on the pull, eating culture at any time of day, people who get cool names like ‘the elder’, wishing you had a cool add on to your name
Natural history at the Mumok
When: ongoing until January 14, 2018
Entry: 11€ (students 7.50€)
In this exhibition at the MUMOK, the interrelation between nature and history will be looked at, showing how nature takes back everything, regardless of the situation. Starting from the 1960s to the present, traditions of colonialism and society have shaped our contemporary environments of today. This fascinating exhibition looks at how this has happened and the influencing factors on how our environments came to be, and it doesn’t shy away from including issues like genocide and military conflict.
Recommended if you like: Mother Nature, contemporary art, strolling through a museum on a cold and rainy autumn day, being enlightened, reading rather large books, snorting knowledge up until you’re high on it, pancakes on Saturdays, wearing striped socks during sex
A weekend looking at the future of the urban lifestyle
When: FRI–SUN, November 17–19 | FRI: 1pm–6pm, SAT–SUN: 10:30am–6pm
Where: Novomatic Forum
Urban Vienna is a weekend-long exhibition and conference that looks at how we might live in the future in our urban habitats. Eco-friendly companies looking to the future will be put in focus, while the exhibition showcases current trends, the range of possibilities of how our societies will evolve technologically, with an emphasis on AI thrown in there, of course. If you like to think of how we’re heading towards a better and more sustainable future, we’d suggest you check out this fair!
Recommended if you like: going to fairs and just staring at stuff, thinking about the future of urban environments, the idea of green urban environments, keeping up-to-date with world changing developments, Tesla, electric cars and stuff, being an earl adopter
A kick-ass indie design festival
When: FRI—SUN, November 17–19
It’s the indie creative designer’s scenes time to shine in the middle of this month again as the city’s big-ass designer market sets up shop in the industrial setting of the Ottakringer Brauerei. Over 200 stands will have a cute seller behind it, dealing in all kinds of crazy cool design stuff, from fashion, to jewellery to artisan food products. And the cluster of food trucks will be parked out front like always. Oh, not to mention the workshops that will be happening also as part of the market. Get you’re hard deets’ here.
Recommended if you like: indie design, being one of a kind, hipster beards, sleeve tattoos, buying local, getting inspired
A flea market even for those that hate flea markets
When: FRI–SUN, November 17–19, 5pm–3pm
Where: Himmelpfortgasse 15
Entry: Free (willingness to spend is probably required)
Dear fashion fans, here’s one for you guys. This Weekend, there will be ‘clothes as far as the eye can see’, at this Little flea market that has managed to get hold of fashion items from some of the tops brands (think Gucci/Prada) and some of the not too top (H&M). Offering everything for all sexes, summer and winter… this will be a fleamarket even for those that hate flea markets.
Recommended if you like: drinking Makava, grooming your beard, rambling on, craft beer, restaurants with mismatched furniture, fashion design, popping up at popup events, aperol prossecos, real hugos
T’is the season of Glühwein and and kissing when your nose is dripping
Christmas markets open up!
When: Daily until December 26, 2017
Where: Various locations
Tis’ the season again and as winter in Vienna has it, it is the favourite season of many locals simply thanks to those charming Christmas markets! A wonderful vibe spreads around town as markets open all over Vienna, and the smell of cinnamon, mulled wine, and sweet desserts fills the air. Be sure to get your first Heisse Liebe Punsch in soon and get in the spirit. And it just so happens that we’ve put together a list of our favourite markets, here.
Recommended if you like: the smell of gingerbread cookies, waking up with gifts waiting for you, being jolly, celebrating christmukkah, overcoming the cold by drinking hard spirits hidden in tea, Glühwein, meeting friends at Christmas markets
Wankelmut hits the decks at Horst
When: FRI, November 17, 11pm–6am
He may not want to be remembered this way, but for a lot of us, the name Wankelmut will transport us well back to 2011/12 and that one hit remix he did. That, however, was a cracker, and we are sure he has many more such things up his sleeve that will make this a cracking night. Also, according to the Book of Face event description, he is ‘live on stag in Wien.’ Could be some party!
Recommended if you like: stag parties, embarrassing someone thoroughly, one day baby, newish clubs, techno, house, feeling the floor shake under the bass, 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!
Electro Grunge Space Rockers on stage
When: FRI, November 17, 7pm–8pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 29.99€ (available here)
With decades of experience and a tenth album, it is unsurprising to hear the lead singer announce that he feels they are hitting a great creative groove. This Friday, these ‘Space Rockers’ will take to the stage in the dark and grungy venue of Arena. the venue suits both their darker undertones and their ability to connect with the crowd.
Recommended if you like: electro pop rock, musicians that know their shit, grungy locations, bearded men, wearing t-shirts that you could use a sail if you had to, partying in intimate locations that are so intimate you’re wearing other people’s sweat, electro grunge, leather jackets
An Instagram murder story
When: FRI, November 17, 7pm
Photographer and writer, Lukas Pellmann, is holding another one of his entertaining book readings this Friday, reading from the book ‘Instamord;’ a book he wrote about a serial killer who murders Instagrammers in Vienna. The creative author has been focusing on Instagram as a medium and continuously impresses us with his words and images on his Instagram handles @lukas_pellmann and @leopold_stadt.
Recommended if you like: thrillers, spooky monkeys, murder, committing crimes in your free time, Kommissar Rex, Columbo, stalking people on Instagram
Big dog Author presents his latest offering
When: FRI, November 17, 7pm–10pm
Where: Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien – Billroth Haus
Entry: 15€ (available here)
With the release of his latest book, book three of the Kingsbridge series, Ken Follett is undoubtedly on his way to claiming another classic. Following on from the success of his other books, he will be presenting September’s release, A Column of Fire, this Saturday in both German and English, which is set in 1558, during Queen Lizzy’s 1st reign.
Recommended if you like: reading history books that smell like your grandma, history fiction, stories from Tudor times, cathedrals, spy stories, Ken friggin’ Follett, big dog authors, books so big they need a whole shelf to themselves
The photography and media magazine presents its 100th edition
When: FRI, November 17, 6pm–8pm
Where: Kunst Haus Wien
Entry: Free (but register here)
This Friday will see an event with twice the amount of action. Combining two parties into one, Mixed Media Magazine is presenting not only its 100th Edition, exploring the female pioneers of the industry, but also the winners of its Europe wide over 45s photograph competition, all tied in nicely to the Vienna Art Week. you couldn’t really ask for more in a cultured evening could you!
Recommended if you like: exploring photography, the idea of making out with a magazine journalist, the weird and the wonderful world of pop culture, having sex with your socks on, sex in public toilets, photographers, female pioneers
A night of slamming poetry into people’s ear holes
When: FRI, November 17, 8pm–11pm
Despite the misleading picture above, undressing at this event is apparently not allowed. But what is allowed is participation, whether it be as a part of the jury, i.e. the spectating public using its applause to vote, or as a spoken word poet, presenting your 5 min word masterpiece.
Recommended if you like: getting involved, audience participation, wordsmiths, people being bold, poetry, people waxing lyrical
Theater adaptation of a classic Jewish Austrian author’s book
When: FRI, November 17, 8pm–10pm
Entry: 3.50–61€ (available here)
This theatre adaptation of the Josef Roth novel Hotel Savoy, follows a returning war veteran, struggling to make it from east to west, and reaching the gates of Europe. Like many of Roth’s novels, it investigates the journey from the known past to the uncertain future, while similarly following the fall of the empire – both subjects he felt and experienced deeply.
Recommended if you like: getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, history and thought portrayed on stage, shiny purple bell boy suits, strong facial hair, theatre nights out