Your guide to this week in Vienna: 42 tips

August 13, 2017

Your guide to
this week in
Vienna: 42 tips

August 13, 2017

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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 42 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:

Beer and bites at the brewery

Ottakringer Braukultur-Wochen

When: June 29 – August 30
Where: Ottakringer Brauerei

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

A different kind of evening by the waterside

Freudentanz hosted by SunSmile Beats

When: MON, August 14, 3pm–10pm
Where: Himmel & Wasser
Entry: free!

The lovely location, situated in the middle of a nature by the water, ‘Himmel und Wasser’, will be hosting a cosy and funky event this Monday night. From 3pm until 10pm a a bunch of musicians and DJs will be performing. The line up aries between deep house, gritty techno, live performances and a lot of electronic dance music. Have a taste below:

Recommended if you like: campfires, dancing under the starry sky, electronic beats, friendly half-naked people who share with you everything they have (use your imagination), tribal feelings

Summer nights @ Elektro Gönner


When: MON, August 14, 10pm–4am
Where: Elektro Gönner
Entry: free!

There will be a summer celebration happening at Elektro Gönner, hosted by the party crowd from Freestyle Furioso this Monday night (thank God Tuesday’s a holiday!) Expect a good dose of hip-hop, soul and funky tunes!

Recommended if you like: intimate alternative clubs, club legends, funky music that makes you feel happy, ordering that 4th drink with a smile on your face that is there because the next day is a holiday

Techno music label night @ Pratersauna

Tronic Label Night I Victor Ruiz & Christian Smith

When: MON, August 14, 3pm–1am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 10€

Since its creation in 1994, the label, Tronic, takes up special place in the spheres of respected techno music labels. A leading force in shaping a less purist techno-style, Tronic was amongst the first labels to embrace sounds from house and techno to create records that DJs from both scenes would play. The night’s specials will be Victor Ruiz, Christian Smith and Crazy Sonic. Here’s a taste:

Recommended if you like: heavy sound, dirty sexy music, dancing like nobody’s watching, snorting recreational drugs out of somebodies belly button

Waterside beach bar is throwing a part-ay!

5-Jahresfeier Sansibar × Zuna & KMN GANG Live

When: MON, August 14, 9pm–5am
Where: Sansibar
Entry: free!

The waterside bar known as Sansibar turns 5 sometime about now, and will celebrate in tropical style this Monday night! Kmn gang, known for tracks like Kokaina and Last life, will heat the atmosphere to a maximum level with their live performance. Of course the hip-hop, reggaeton, groovy dance hall beats, funky sound is a must in every b-day party, so be ready to dance like a savage till the early hours. And don’t forget – Tuesday be a holiday! woot woot!

Recommended if you like: birthday celebrations, feeling the tropical vibes in Vienna, beach bars in the city, going crazy on Mondays

A Monday party of up-and-coming techno deejays

Grätzlsound im Fluc (oben)

When: MON, August 14, 10pm–5am
Where: fluc + fluc wanne
Entry: 5€ all night long, all night (2€ if you say yes to the old book of face event)

There will be techno sounding this Monday from the upstairs of fluc, and while normally we wouldn’t be encouraging such things at the start of the week (wink, wink), it’s August and most people are away so feck it – get down, get groovy to these young Viennese techno deejays now until you forget what day of the week it is. The music crew, Grätzlsound, are renowned for finding talent in this city’s Grätzls (neighbourhoods).

Recommended if you like: up and coming deejays, young talent, techno deejays you’ve never heard of, clubs to cool for capital letters, supporting your Grätzl, groove techno, having the club totally to yourself, giving convention the middle finger and partying without regret on a Monday night, grungy settings

The acoustic summer sessions are back at B72

Grant / Chuck SJ Hay

When: MON, August 14, 8pm–11pm
Where: B72
Entry: Free

An Austrian band with a British vibe will pair up with a British band with an Austrian vibe (we joke about the last part), but what these two bands have in common is that they are massively popular with their respective audiences, and each are widely tipped to go far. They’ll be part of the delightfull summer acoustic sessions happening at B72 this Monday night. This may just be the best thing to be doing on a MOnday night.

Recommended if you like: your music live and lovely, britpop, echo and the beat, Monday night concerts because they definitely don’t result in you missing the last tram home and totally fucking up your week, chucky, chilled evenings, singer/songwriter music

An Austrian film premiere in an open air cinema

Los Decentes – #Preview Österreichischer Film

When: MON, August 14, 9pm–11pm
Where: Kino wie noch nie
Entry: 8,50/7€

A cracking new Austrian film will be premiered at the garden cinema that everybody loves int he Augarten, Kino Wie Noch Nie. When a housemaid at a wealthy family home discovers her neighbours are living a free and easy life and that she could also join their camp of freedom the temptation may prove too much, and so might her clothing. Yes, this film contains plenty of nudity. Here’s a sneaky peek:

Recommended if you like: nakedness, films about freedom and challenging social norms, foreign films, spanish, outdoor cinema, watching the films in the buff, butlers in the buff,


A tour of Vienna’s real face of being homeless

Auf den Spuren der Obdachlosigkeit mit SHADES TOURS

When: TUE, August 15, 6pm–8pm
Where: INIGO
Entry: 15€

The Shades Tours offer up an opportunity to see what is to be homeless in Vienna from the perspective of a person who lives on the streets. In a two hour tour, a guide will offer a fascinating insight and inspire you to open your mind, as they reveal the raw tour of life on the street.

Recommended if you like: opening your eyes to the bigger picture, being part of the solution to a problem, supporting your fellow human beings, something very different, stepping outside your comfort zone

Canadian singer/songwriter, Mac DeMarco @ Arena Wien

Mac DeMarco (CA) • Wien

When: TUE, August 15, 7pm–11pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: try your luck at the doors, or buy a tickets from people selling theirs on Facebook

Vienna is one of the stops on the Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco’s world tour. His style is creatively described as jizz-jazz, slacker rock, blue wave. No matter the definition, his third studio album was released earlier this year, so get the chance to hear it straight from the man himself. Here’s a taste:

Recommended if you like: jizz-jazz, Canadian slacker rock, psychedelic journeys, alternative artists, venues covered with graffiti all around

Berlin is in da’ house, all day, at Pratersauna

Len Faki (Figure, Ostgut Ton) I Open Air & Daytime Pratersauna

When: TUE, August 15, 3pm–1am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 15€

Berlin-based DJ, producer and label owner, Len Faki, comes as one of the most outstanding and emblematic artists in techno’s present age. There have been few people who have been residents in the legendary techno club, Berghain, since its opening in 2004 but he is one of them. Support will come from the local heroes in the Viennese electronic scene – Matt Mor, Chris Miller and Denis. So, don’t hesitate if you still haven’t decided where to shake a bit on your day off on Tuesday. These people know what they are doing.

Recommended if you like: pioneer techno music, going crazy on the dance floor till the sun comes up, meeting new friends in the dark, all-dayers, public holidays that allow partying in the middle of the week, jumping into a pool full clothed while fly kicking the sky on the way in

Austrian Startups meet

AustrianStartups Stammtisch #49

When: WED, August 16, 6:30pm–10:30pm
Where: sektor5
Entry: free, make sure to pre-register here

Are you one of those people that really want to start a business on their own, but are wondering how the hell to do it? Have all of your questions answered by four startup entrepreneurs who will be talking about their experiences.These events are also a great networking event.

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

A unique tale of woman power in the garden cinema

Hidden Figures

When:  WED, August 16, 9pm–11:10pm
Where: Kino wie noch nie
Entry: 8,50/7€

The fight for equality was fought across many fronts, and the film screening this Wednesday in the Augarten, Hidden Figures, tells the story of an example of this. The film follows the story of three African American female mathematicians who worked in the early days of the NASA space programme.

Recommended if you like: outdoor cinema, equality, fighting for your rights, powerful women, films fill of sass, space programme, NASA, maths, beautiful mind, space race films, seeing behind the scenes


Improv comedy night, potentially at your expense

Schadenfreude – Interactive Stand-up Comedy #9

When: WED, August 16, 8:30pm–11:30pm
Where: Kramladen
Entry: 10/8€ (for students)

Scahdenfreude means to take pleasure in making jokes at someone else’s expense. Jut like that moment when you are at a comedy show and the person on the stage picks someone else instead of you to take the piss out, and you laugh your ass off. Which is exactly what will be happening this Wednesday at Kramladen in this totally improvised, audience fed comedy evening. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?

Recommended if you like: comedy, audience participation– as long as it is not you, watching other people getting a grilling by the comedian, dodging the spot light, schadenfreude, nights when you laugh so hard it makes your belly hurt


Summer open air cinema in the MQ

Architektur.Film.Sommer: Workers leaving the city

When:  WED, August 16, 8:30pm–11pm
Where:  MQ
Entry: Free

The group Movies in wonderland are teaming up with the city’s architecture museum to hold a open air summer cinema in the courtyard of the MQ. They’ll be screening films which reveal things about the interesting theme – What effect does the disappearance of the working class from the city have on the way people live together or on holiday habits? How does this shift effect our urban landscapes. Check out what films will be showing, here.

Recommended if you like: architecture films, films that make you think a little, investigative films, woman on a mission, not your normal netflix and chill session


Be part of a free movie screening…while on a bike

Gratis Open Air Kino am Donaukanal mit dem Cycle Cinema Club

When: THU, August 17, 8:30pm–11:30pm
Where: Adria Wien
Entry: free!

This is when cinema meets cycling! The crowd from CycleCinemaClub will host a screening at the beach bar, ADRIA, but the thing is that 4 people from the movie-goers will have to pedal on bikes to generate the electricity to power the projector. WHAT?! strange concept indeed. That’s why you should be part of it. The film that will be screened remains a mystery. Turn up and be surprised.

Recommended if you like: outdoor cinema, feeling like magneto, group cycling, being a hero for all the others who just sit and watch, being a biker and a film fanatic

Sun, sand, cocktails and music

Musik am Strand by Musical Collective

When: THU, August 11, 7pm–11:59pm
Where: Vienna City Beach Club
Entry: free!

A sandy beach with Phill Khullnig – Viennese DJ, producer, singer, songwriter and god knows what else – on it are more than enough reasons to go out and enjoy the summer vibes in Vienna this Thursday at this event. And the crew from Vienna City Beach Club know that sand between the toes fits best with a cocktail in hand, so there will be a Happy Hour between 6pm-8pm, during which you’ll get 50% off every Caipirinha.

Recommended if you like: dancing on the beach, feeling sand in between your toes, good music accompanying your drinks, watching colorful sunsets with a caipirinha in your hand, being by the river

A cooking with herbs workshop


When: THU, August 17, 4pm–6pm
Where: Filmarchiv Austria – Augarten
Entry: free donation, register here  or via +43 800 808 133

Susanne Prochaska and Sylviya Junger are two ladies inspired by nature, and what they find out there. And this Thursday, they will offer up their knowledge of the basics about the benefits and curing effects of herbs and plants you find in nature. They will also be teaching you what kind of delicious salads or other dishes you can make with them. The event is part of Das Gute Leben Sommerfestival. What’s that you say? Check out the program here.

Recommended if you like: herbs, spices, organic food, good life, natural flow, cooking with new ingredients, being closer to the life of your grandparents, long walks in the forest

After work cocktail in a royal atmosphere

Summer Special: Cocktailbar at Kursalon Vienna

When: July 27 – 27 August 27, 8pm–12am (every Thu–Sat)
Where: Kursalon Hübner
Entry: free!

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Kursalon is inviting all of us to a special cocktail evening with royal feeling on its terrace. Grab an afterwork cocktail in a fancy atmosphere to forget annoying goings on of your work days. Though the place feels quite posh, the prices vary between 5.50–6.50€ for a cocktail. Score!

Recommended if you like: royal terraces, bourgeoisie prices, chilling out after work, quiet places

Live hip hop out of California in Grelle Forelle

Death Grips // Wien

When: THU, August 17, 7pm–11:59pm
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 28.90€

The experimental hip hop group from California, Death Grips, will throw a gig this Thursday at the fishy Grelle Forelle night club! They are said to be “the first truly important group of the 21st century”, so check them the hell out, will ya’!

Recommended if you like: experimental hip hop, a bunch of alternative people in the one place at the one time thinking the same one thing (what that is, we’ll leave to that wild imagination of yours), something different, promising young musicians, underground clubbing atmosphere, high-fiveing the DJ as part of one of your dance moves

Dirty Thursday dancing

Club Methusalem – DJ Johnny Velvet & Darking Max

When: THU, August 17, 8pm–1am
Where: Volksgarten Pavillon
Entry: free!

The series of events in Volksgarten Pavillon, Club Methusalem, continues with the rhythmic sounds of DJ Velvet and Darking Max this Thursday. If early 60’s Rumba, cha-cha-cha, soul, ska, jazz, etc. is your thing, than don’t forget your dancing shoes and join the crowd moving and shaking at the Volksgarten Pavillon dis’ Tursdy (that means Thursday in Irish).

Recommended if you like: dancing in pairs, sexy moves, watching how two bodies fuse into one,  ze rumba, the samba, the funky mamba (ok, we made this one up but you get the idea)

An emotional concert with guitar at Porgy

Daniel Lanois – presented by The Nova Jazz & Blues Nights

When: THU, August 17, 8pm–12am
Where: Porgy & Bess
Entry: 34.99€ (get ’em here)

This is a man of many talents and should not be missed this Thursday if you are looking for some peddle steel guitar in your life. With a few decades of experience, he is able to play out tunes that are both atmospheric and emotional, whether it is a planned tune or improvised. Check him out below.

Recommended if you like: your music live and wriggling, American musicians, the pedal steel guitar, willie nelson enthusiasts, your music all jazzy and bluesy, the concerts at porgy where everyone is standing, free form, a little bit of free style jamming in your concerts, your musicians old and wise

Spend some time with your new chillout spot on top of the city

Beats am Dach

When:  THUR, August 17, 10pm–2:30am
Where: OBEN
Entry: Free!

There are many things to associate with the summer, drinking by the canal, not working, outdoor sex, and outdoor cinema– Beats am Dach hopes to combine a couple of them by bringing you a techno house evening to truly celebrate the summer on a rooftop after a Kino am Dach film session. The cafe/bar located on top of the city’s main library have gone through some changes lately and it is looking damn sex. The new outside part to the cafe boasts a great atmosphere. Check out what the beats will sound like, here:

Recommended if you like: after parties, partying on rooftops, techno and house getting it on and having little techno house twins, happy hour, free stuff, upcoming deejays, coming up, places that look like someboday has built it out of shipping pallets, beer and cigarettes

A truly modern day poetic film screening under the stars


When: THUR, August 17, 8:30pm–11pm
Where: Karmelitermarkt
Entry: Free! (early bird wins the worm, though)

Following the daily life and troubles of a poet living a bus drivers life, Paterson is a beautiful film. His inspiration for his poetry is the small details around him, his relationship and the people who sit behind him on his bus route. This film doesn’t only have a beautiful plot, yet is filmed in a beautiful way.


Recommended if you like: moving movies, poetry, bus drivers called paterson working in paterson, sitting on whatever you can find, fighting for space in a small square, being super early to an event just to get the best seats

A Harmonica attack from Finland


When: THUR, August 17, 7:30pm–12am
Where: Theater am Spittelberg
Entry: 25€ (order em here)

If we are being honest, we had absolutely no idea that there were enough different harmonica players to form such a band, but it seems we were being truly ignorant. Four Finnish men, with four different harmonicas (not to mention a vast variety in hairstyles) will be on stage doing their thing in the intimate seeting of the Theater am Spittelberg. It will be something different, that’s for sure.

Recommended if you like: something completely different, harmonicas, folk gypsy harmonicas, Finnish people, starting your weekend a little earlier than your boss would like, chilled evenings, folk from the north


Literature festival readings at the MQ

O-Töne Lesungen mit Doron Rabinovici und Ingrid Kaltenegger

When: THUR, August 17, 8pm–10pm
Where: MQ
Entry: Free

There will be a pairing of a debutant with a veteran this Thursday in the MQ courtyard as the city’s literature festival continues. This week’s reading sees a debutant and an old horse premiere their latest novels. This week sees the debut of Ingrid Kaltenegger, whose novel is made of the finest dark humour and malice. Find more info. here.

Recommended if you like: books, books and more books, book readings, something completely different, being cultured as fuck, having something to talk about apart from work on Friday, ´reading on the metro or tram

Water in photos

Edward Burtynsky – Wasser

When: March 23 – August 27
Where: Kunst Haus Wien
Entry: 9€

Check out Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s work at Kunst Haus Wien and dive into the world of large format pictures of landscapes that show critical areas of the our ecosystem’s current status.

Recommended if you like: photography and art exhibitions, Kunst Haus Wien, Hundertwasser’s creativity, inspirational places, wonky floors, looking after the environment

An exhibit dedicated to the lady trail-blazers 

Woman @ MUMOK

When: until September 2017
Where: MUMOK
Entry: 11/8.50/7.50€

This explores the momentous moment in the 70s when female artists began to collectively search out their own voice in a world dominated by men. The exhibition is showing 300 works from different pioneering artists of the 70s across various mediums.

Recommended if you like: art, breaking moulds, kicking stereotypes, trail blazers, blazing saddles, expression, variety in mediums, strong women, equality, being a feminist

I, robot, you, human – Vienna Biennale

Hello Robot. Design zwischen Mensch und Maschine / Artificial Tears. Singularität & Menschsein – Eine Spekulation

When: THU, July 6, 4pm–5:30pm
Where: MAK
Entry: MAK admission plus 5€

Now, we must confess, while we imagined a lot of things about robots and A.I., their tears is something we’ve never thought of. In this exhibition, and in a special guided tour, expect to come across many other re–imaginings of robots, from the perspective of not just tech-heads but also artists. We wouldn’t recommended watching Ex Machine before going to this exhibition, which is part of this year’s Vienna Biennale.

Recommended if you like: private tours, robots, A.I., sully, big boys don’t cry, artist interpretations, futuristic exhibits, the border between real and fake, fake news, robots in pop culture, Vienna Biennale

An exhibition exploring the place where humanity meets the wilderness

Iris Andraschek “Sekundäre Wildnis”, Kunst Haus Wien

When: Ongoing– until October 18, 10am–6pm
Where: Kunst Haus Wien
Entry: 9–12€

In the Secondary Wilderness series on display at the Kunsthaus Wien gallery, artist and photographer Iris Andraschek explores the relationship and rituals of communities living on the periphery, their alternative lifestyles, and how rural life and nature meet. With an archive of images that have been steadily growing since the 90s, the path of development in her work will be interestingly on display.

Recommended if you like: wilderness, humanity in the wilderness, peripheral communities, nature at its boundaries with humanity, austrian artists, supporting local, the kunst haus, being a culture vulture

Catch a few snack-sized films

dotdotdot short film festival

When: July 4 – September 1 (every THU & FRI, even if the weather turns bad, check out the program, here.)
Where: Volkskundemuseum
Entry: pay as much 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 200 short films on their program, but they certainly live up to their name as a festival. Meaning, there are also lots of side events happening through the festival, including workshops and talks on the short form of cinema. This year’s focus is all about breaking down barriers and inclusiveness. 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 program will leave you thinking ‘…’

To make things short, check out the program, here

Mama Africa is calling from the Donauinsel 

Afrika Tage Wien 2017

When: August 18 – September 5
Where: Donauinsel

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

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

Dancing barefoot in the sand at this beach party 

DJ Observer /COS 19/Aug /VCBC

When: SAT, August 19, 6pm–3:30am
Where: Vienna City Beach Club
Entry: free!

Colors of Sound is bringing DJ Observer to the Vienna City Beach Club for an afternoon and night of dancing barefoot in the sand. This means progressive beats, pumping bass and making out with strangers in deck chairs. Here’s what it should sound like:

Recommended if you like: outdoor dance parties, sand between your toes, people in hardly any clothing, wearing your bikini or board shorts to a party, enjoying the summer while it’s still here, afternoon parties that turn into long nights, getting wasted, DJ music

Bike ride or skate around the city on Friday night!

Friday Nightskating 2017

When: June 12 – September 29, every week on Friday
Where: Starts at Heldenplatz. The route changes every week
Entry: free!

Ever been surprised by a horde of skaters and cyclists passing you by in the middle of the night? Rest assured, this wasn’t your mind playing crazy tricks on you – but the crowd of Friday Nightskating. Rollerblade and bicycle enthusiasts meet every Friday at 9pm on Heldenplatz to follow their passion in cruising through the streets of Vienna.

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

It’s Anime and Manga time in Vienna

AniNite 2017

When: FRI–SUN, August 18–20 | FRI–SAT: 10am–10pm, SUN: 10am–6pm
Where: METAStadt
Entry: FRI or SAT = 23€, SUN = 21€, 3-day-ticket = 42€ (at the doors, pre-sale already ended)

Austria’s biggest Anime and Manga festival – AniNite – will be raging all weekend long. Last year more than 20,000 people visited the festival and this year will be even bigger in the new location at METAStadt. There will be a manga and comic exchange fair, a charity raffle, a bunch of talks and lectures, a creative zone (for drawing, making origami and more), as well as workshops to attend.

Plus: the annual cosplay competition will be happening so be sure to dress up! Find the full program here.

Recommended if you like: Anime and Manga, Japanese culture, nerds and geeks, making new friends and meeting like-minded people, dressing up or people who like dressing up, spending your money on fan merch

In celebration of Viennese wine

Neustifter Kirtag 2017

When: FRI–SUN, August 18–20
Where: Neustift am Walde
Entry: free!

This festival is a family-fun event during the day, which turns into a good ol’ fashioned Austrian party at night. Neustift am Walde, an area of Vienna’s 19th district, is quite famous for it’s annual ‘Kirtag’, which is a wine fair that sees lots of people dress up in Lederhosen and Dirndl and enjoy those Austrian festival vibes. This weekend, it will be back with 3 days of some heavy wine drinking and culinary feasting. As well as the traditional procession, some neat togetherness, the chance to buy wine stock for the next 500 years, and one of the best views of the city. Find more info on the program here.

Recommended if you like: wine fairs, vineyards and vintners, getting drunk in the afternoon, pretending to know what good wine is, weekend entertainment, three-day-happenings, wine festivals, Austrian-style fun

60s & 70s music at Polkadot bar

60ies-70ies Music Night

When: FRI, August 18, 8pm–3am
Where: Polkadot
Entry: free!

Exclusively 60s and 70s music will be played all night long at the Polkadot bar in Vienna’s 8th district this Friday. Dressing up is not required, but we recommend doing so to add some spice to your Friday night. Hang out in a chilled bar/pub atmosphere, dance to some great music that your parents danced to, and have a few beers (or whatever your poison is) while you’re at it.

Recommended if you like: music from the past, 60s and 70s, dressing up for an evening of partying, bar and pub nights, dancing with strangers, celebrating the end of the week

Drum and bass party at the Sauna

TIEFGANG@Pratersauna 18.08.17

When: FRI, August 18, 11pm–6am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 15€ pre-sale, 18€ at the doors

Mainframe Recordings and Tiefgang will be bringing FRICTION feat. LINGUISTICS to Pratersauna this Friday, for a night of Drum and Bass music on two floors by 11 national and international DJs. It’s going to be a HOOT! Check it out:

Recommended if you like: Drum and Bass music, DJ sets, long nights spent at dark clubs, the Pratersauna crowd, changing floors, having a lot of drinks to keep going all night long, dancing so much your feet hurt for the next 3 days

Electro at Flex

Switch! Deluxe presents Upgrade & Eazy Birthdaybash

When: FRI, August 18, 11pm–6am
Where: flex
Entry: 12€ < 12am > 14€

What would summer nights be without an 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 to electronic beats by Skore, Pandora, Shifty and Bombaman MC.

Get a taster of the music, here:

Recommended if you like: electronic music, Flex, grungy locations, wild dance moves, being drunk on fun…and whatever other substance you prefer

A poetry and rap slam in a grungy club

REAL EYES – Rap, Poetry & Burgers

When: FRI, August 18, 8pm
Where: fluc+fluc wanne
Entry: 6€ < 11pm > 8€

The poetry and rap slam at fluc+fluc wanne this Friday is all about peace, love and unity. The uniquing coming together of poets and rappers will see them slamming their words and competing against each other on stage. They’ll use their words, their beats to discuss topics like hatred, sexism, racism and bling bling! The audience decides on the best slammer, while eating burgers and farting quietly in their seat.

Recommended if you like: rap, poetry, burgers, word duels, cheering for your favourite participant, bitching about global issues, farting quietly so nobody notices until it’s too late

Chilled drinks with a view

Friday’s DJ-Line

When: FRI, August 18, 8pm
Where: Dachboden im 25 hours hotel
Entry: TBA

The rooftop at the 25 hours hotel is like our own little slice of big city life here in Vienna: serving a beautiful view, drinks on the roof top, and well dressed bar men and women; its the place to go when you want to feel like you’re in a city with a skyline. This Friday, there’ll be drinks, a DJ and good vibes waiting for you up there.

Recommended if you like: hip hotels, drinks on rooftops, chilled music, flirting with and drinking something sexy, paying a bit more for your drink for the view

New York in the 80’s on the big screen

A most violent year

When: FRI, August 18, 8:30pm
Where: Karmelitermarkt
Entry: TBA

This Friday, your can sit back in one of our favourite market squares, Karmelitermarkt and be transported to New York in the 80’s with the movie ‘A most violent year’ that will be up on a big popup screen in the square. The movie follow the life of a business guy caught up in the violence, corruption and decay of the times that threatens his family and business. Here’s a taste:

Recommended if you like: outdoor cinema, films with stellar acting in it, being a film fanatic, summertime experiences

The short film festival looks at the world’s crisis’

8x8x8 Ich sehe keine Krise | Open Air Filmscreening & Filmtalk

When: FRI, August 18, 8:30pm–11pm
Where: dotdotdot
Entry: pay as you can; get tickets at the door; no reservations available

On Friday, the short film festival, dotdotdot, will be screening a bunch of documentaries looking at the big changes happening in Austrian society, the increase in poverty,  the changes caused by globalisation, global warming etc. It’s about the crises that many say surround us. The film talks after the screenings are usually just as good as the films themselves most of the time. Check out the film program, here. 

Plus: in case of nice weather, the screening will be held outdoors. In case of yucky stuff coming from the sky, it will be held indoors.

Recommended if you like: movies, watching films outdoors, discussing global issues, being a world citizen, complaining about politicians