38 things you need to do this weekend in Vienna – vienna würstelstand

38 things you need to do this weekend in Vienna

September 10, 2018

38 things you need
to do this Weekend
in Vienna

September 10, 2018

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Hey, hey! We’ve selected the very best of what’s happening in Vienna this weekend so you can spend less time working out what to do and spend more time making the most out of life.

Check out below the 38 awesome things happening this weekend in Vienna:


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A cool festival up at the castle/ cafe on the hill

Cobenzl Farewell Festival ’18

When: THU–SUN, September 20–23
Where: Café & Schloss Cobenzl
Entry: Free!

This castle cafe on a hill overlooking Vienna is hosting their last festival before closing down for the season, and they’re planning to go out with a bang! The location itself is marvellous, and on top of that, this festival’s got attractions for all kinds of tastes: yoga classes with DJs, burlesque shows, DJs, afterparties, you name it. To check out the full-on program planned, visit the event page. 

Recommended if you like: cool festivals at castles, last dances, stealing stuff from places that are closing down, checking out up-and-coming DJs or regional DJs, the cafe and castle up on the hill, nights that begin with the stuff of fairytales, rolling down a hill after a night out

Come enjoy an afternoon of live music and good food

WähringerStraßenFest 2018

When: FRI, September 21, 12pm–10pm
Where: Währinger Straße
Entry: Free!

This Friday afternoon, the Währinger Straße – from the Gürtel to Aumannplatz – will be closed to traffic, overrun by pedestrians and given over to a huge street festival. There will be live music, art exhibitions, activities for kids, arts & crafts stands, not to mention food. There will be two different stages hosting eight bands in total. Check the entire programme here.

Recommended if you like: taking over the streets, open air street festivals, reclaiming public spaces, funky Friday afternoons, live music

Come browse through a vintage market!

Vintage Fabrik – der erste Vintage Markt im Herzen Wiens

When: FRI–SUN, September 21–23, 11am–7pm
Where: PopUpZentrale
Entry: Free!

The crew over at Vintage Fabrik is putting together a vintage-inspired flea market. This Saturday and Sunday from 11:00, come over to check out products from over 30 vintage boutiques and designers who’ll be selling everything from clothing to furniture. Oh, and there’ll be food of course!

Recommended if you like: vintage clothes, having nostalgia for a time you never knew, trendy crowds, your grandparent’s furniture, the dusty smell of an old book, all things vintage, flea-markets

An afternoon getting acquainted with Loos

Adolf Loos Geschäftswanderungen

When: FRI, September 21, 1pm–4pm
Where: Kohlmarkt 5
Entry: 25€/15€, register here

This is a walking tour for all the architecture lovers out there. The tour is focused on Adolf Loos’ work, one of the main names behind modern architecture in Austria (Looshaus, anyone?). If you know and admire his work, or if you’re curious about who this man was and why his contribution to the field was so relevant, this tour is with checking out. The tour will be guided by Ralf Bock, an architect and Loos expert!

Recommended if you like: walking tours, Adolf Loos, architecture, getting to know Vienna through a new angle, talking about architecture for hours at house parties, drawing your straight lines free-hand

The Journey to Heimlich presents: Tarab

Heimlich ins Tarab

When: FRI, September 21, 10pm–6am
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 15€ on the door

Them boys and girls at Heimlich know how to do a party right, oder? To wrap up the summer and give it a farewell that it truly deserves, they have partnered up with the artistic crowd from ‘Journey to Tarab.’ That means, they’ll be filling big frigging venue with 15+ DJs with their sound to get you dancing with the last of summer’s rays.

Recommended if you like: big old parties, massive line ups, Journeying to Tarab, Arabic sounds, Heimlich, doing the Heimlich manoeuvre, parties in old factories, House, Minimal, Ambient Techno, Downtempo, dancing in other districts, dancing all frigging night, getting down and dirty with strangers, electric cool aid, making the connection


The bar on a pretty terrace celebrates its birthday

Große KLYO Geburtstagsparty!

When: FRI, September 21, 7pm–2am
Where: Klyo
Entry: free!

Celebrating your first birthday is not normally something you remember, but things should be different for the Klyo peeps (depending on their spritzer intake, obviously). This Friday, they are celebrating their B’day by opening up their lovely terrace and calling on all to come by for some drinks and give-aways.

Recommended if you like: birthday parties, doing the birthday suit, getting home before sunrise, having a relatively sensible option on the cards, believing that nothing good happens after 2am, partying on a terrace


Jump aboard for some Fleek action


When: FRI, September 21, 11pm–5am
Where: Club Titanic
Entry: TBA

We honestly thought the phrase, On Fleek, had died out, but apparently not. This Friday, the on fleek party crew are calling on you to be on fleek, both in style and on the d-floor. The tunes being dished up from the decks will be laced with classic tunes from the last decade, or so. Expect some Drake, and practice those moves.

Recommended if you like: being on Fleek, the fleekstionists, having hair that is perfleektion, partying on a sinking ship, being the captain (and going down), getting crunk, being in da’ biz’, Drake, late 00s/10s music


Party up big at this big DnB night

Switch! is 11 feat Kanine, Jayline & Matzet

When: FRI, September 21, 11pm–6am
Where: Flex
Entry: 12€ before 12, 14€ thereafter

To celebrate turning 11, Switch, the party crowd hosting events of the Drum and Bass persuasion, has roped in some Brits to hit the decks. Heading up the crew will be Kanine, a young Londoner whose versatility in the 175 BPM range has seen him as one of the few on the scene to be dragging the genre in the mainstream direction. Check him out, below:

Recommended if you like: Drum and Bass, early morning sunrise strolls along the canal, canines, Jump Up warriors, trailblazers on the scene, 175 BPM, maybe its because I’m a Londoner, partying in grungy locations whose walls are blacker than a lawyers soul (but only just)

A 15-hour farewell party for the party location on the hill

Luftschloss Closing (offiziell)

When: SAT, September 22, 2pm–5am
Where: Luftschloss Cobenzl
Entry: 14€ (early bird tickets, here) 18€ at the door

With too many DJs to even mention, the closing party at the Luftschloss Cobenzl is going to be a blast! The Luftschloss is opening its doors for the very last time. That means that it is your last chance to get up to the castle in the clouds to party, and ultimately say: you were one of the few. This ending party is only one party of a larger festival that will be happening over the whole weekend (check out the details, here). Here’s a taste of what the sounds will be like:

Recommended if you like: LoFi, House, Spicy Techno, dancing the night away, walking through vineyards as the sun comes up, too many DJs, partying for almost a whole day, 15-hour raves, partying in a castle to make you feel like lords and ladies, being exuberant and excessive, making the most out of an awesome location while it lasts

A live Hip Hop band’s debut album release

SWANKSTER Album Release Party

When: FRI, September 21, 9pm–4am
Where: The Loft
Entry: 7€ (pre–sale here) 10€ on the door.

This Friday is your chance to party New York-style when the Hip Hop Live band, Swankster, put on a show. To celebrate the release of their album, they have organised a line-up laced with Soul, R’n’B and, of course, Hip Hop, with Swankster MC Richman bringing the NYC vibes.

Recommended if you like: Hip Hop, being at album release parties so that you can say you were there (if they make it) to your grand kids, Soul, RnB, New Yorkers and their sandwiches, partying on the Gürtel, being a Gürtel rat


A 10-piece band paired with Sound Painting @ the festival

Fraufeld Fieldwork / Max Nagl 5 / Lylit

When: FRI, September 21, 8:30pm–12am
Where: WUK Projektraum
Entry: 13€ (only on the door)

Another instalment of the Improv Jazz, Jazzwerkstatt festival, will come together this week at the WUK (turn up on Sunday and you’ll get a discount –only 8€). Friday will see three groups take to the stage, headed up by Fraufeld Fieldwork,  an ever-changing set up comprised solely of female musical talents (this time a ten piece), will be accompanied by Ceren Oran, who will be ‘sound painting.’

Recommended if you like: finding out what sound painting even is, ten-piece bands, female talents, Jazzy evenings, supporting female musicians, increasing the visibility of female musicians, girl power, improv Jazz, concerts that could go anywhere

Check out some of the best Rennaisance work in a Viennese church

Die grossen Meister

When: Daily, 10am–6pm, until December 2
Where: Votivkirche
Entry: 15.50€ (11.50€ students), buy your ticket here

The Votivkirche is hosting a Renaissance exhibit, featuring realistic replicas of some of the most famous works of art in history. The idea is to faithfully reproduce, and bring together in the one place, celebrated pieces of art you’d have to travel all around Europe to see. Some highlights include Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and “Last Supper” paintings in full size, Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus”, Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” and even an original size replica of his “David”. If you’re an art aficionado, you can’t miss it. But don’t worry – it’s on until December!

Recommended if you like: the Renaissance, art history books, getting inspired by art, the Italian Renaissance, innovative exhibits, reading rather large books

A different interpretation of the classic Alice in Wonderland tale

The Fall of Alice

When: FRI, September 21, 8pm
Where: Theatercouch
Entry: 18€, get tickets here

See Alice like never before this Friday as the Mental Eclipse Theatre House stages The Fall of Alice once again. In this production, you’ll follow Alice as she heads to the very mad edge of Wonderland. In such a small theatre, Franziska Singer more than adequately fills the role of Alice while those around her display outstanding versatility in performing the rest of the cast. Did we mention it will be in English?

Recommended if you like: going down the rabbit hole, the queen of hearts, crazy adventures, Tim Burton, illegal substances, being high and imagining things, having a Cheshire Cat of your own, daydreaming, eating mushrooms, opium trips, looking through the looking glass, small time theater productions

Bring a date to mumoK and get a discount on admission!

mumok Date Night

When: Every Friday in September, 5pm–7pm
Where: mumoK
Entry: 12€ single ticket, -55% discount on tickets bought together

Every Friday this month the mumoK wants to help you pep up your love life. Ok, perhaps that’s a bit of an overstatement, so let’s make ourselves a little clearer: they are giving a 55% discount on admission if you bring a date along to visit the museum! Regardless of whether it’s your significant other, your first date, or your lovely grandma, just bring a “plus one” and enjoy the Museum of Modern Art for a fraction of the price.

Recommended if you like: getting artsy on a Friday night, strolling through museums with good company, discounted entrance fees, the MQ atmosphere, modern art

Vienna’s horror and fantasy film festival is back!

9. /slash Filmfestival

When: THU–SUN, September 20–30,
Where: Filmcasino, Metro Kinokulturhaus and Gartenbaukino
Entry: 9.50€ single ticket or 85€ for 10 movies, buy your ticket here

Starting this Thursday, 3 cinemas in Vienna will play host to the city’s one and only horror and fantasy film festival, screening film after film that are made to twist your mind like a pretzel, or scare the crap out of you. It’s the 9th time the /slash Filmfestival is happening, and this time around will bring 60 movies in 11 days to the big screen. So expect plenty of blood (on the screen, we mean), and plenty of mindf**** films. Check out the complete program, here.

Recommended if you like: film festivals, fantastic worlds and plots, being a film fanatic, being freaked out, The Shining, gore, sh*tting your pants at the movies, scary clowns

Streetball & Hip Hop at Karlsplatz

3. Gorilla Cup

When: SAT, September 22, 10am
Where: Karlsplatz
Entry: 5€ per player, register your team via gorillakitchen@gmx.at

16 Streetball teams, Hip-Hop DJs, drinks & signature sandwiches from the super delicious Gorilla Kitchen Taste Laboratory will make this September day definitely worth your time. Interested teams made up of 3 to 5 members can still sign up for this very cool basketball competition. But be warned – it’s not just for the fun of it as the comp’ will be fierce with precious vouchers for Gorilla Kitchen’S tasty treats up for grabs. Yumm! There’s always a funky vibe happening at this event.

Recommended if you like: Streetball, hippidy-hop, great street food, new tastes, over-sized trousers that reveal boxer shorts, bold sneakers, hoods, NBA, wearing flat-brimmed baseball caps, burritos

A Viennese coffeehouse fleamarket

10. Wiener Kaffeehausflohmarkt

When: SAT, September 22, 10am–4pm
Where: Julius Meinl
Entry: Free!

The annual Viennese coffeehouse flea market is taking place this Saturday at Vienna’s answer to Harrod’s: Julius Meinl. The legendary Austrian coffee retailer will be inviting other coffee roasters and gastronomers to sell their coffee as well as bits and pieces and furniture salvaged from their coffeehouses, flea-market style.

Recommended if you like: coffee, the feeling of coffee beans in between your fingers, drinking 7 espresso shots a day and wanting more, discovering new coffee variations, flea market browsing


Fleamarket by moonlight

Mondscheinbazar Wien #22

When: SAT, September 22, 5pm–11pm
Where: Ottakringer Brauerei
Entry: 3€

The MoodscheinBazaar always offers something a little bit more romantic than your normal flea market experience, and this Saturday, people will be filling the old beer brewery of the 16th with the hum of a good ol’ fleamarket hunt. As always, there will also be a bunch of food trucks to go with the hunting, and a few spots to get a drink. The industrial, multi-storey setting always makes for a funky spot to spend your evening browsing, eating and drinking.

Recommended if you like: shopping in the moon light, hanging around the brewery, unique locations, bargaining for a t-shirt, sandwiches from food trucks, sustainable living, the thrill of the flea market hunt

Interactive festival for music lovers @ an old bread factory

Jeunesse-Tag in der Brotfabrik Wien

When: SAT, September 22, 10am–10pm
Where: Brotfabrik
Entry: Free!

This event is so cool in so many ways it’s hard to know where to start. It’s a whole-day festival with live music ranging from folk to classical; there are interactive workshops (including one on body-percussion), a sing-along choir, among a host of other things. It’s a whole day of activities for music and art lovers of all ages to come and enjoy, and it will be taking place at the fabled former Anker Brotfabrik in the 10th district. You can check their entire programme here.

Recommended if you like: interactive festivals, brick buildings, old factories-turned-event venues, events with enough variety to keep the whole family entertained for hours, mini festivals, artsy stuff, music

Is it a yoga or a DJ session?! Well, it’s both!

Elektroyoga – Yoga küsst Elektro

When: SAT, September 22, 3pm–5pm
Where: Café & Schloss Cobenzl
Entry: 28€, register via mail

Forget Nameste – at this so-called ‘Elektroyoga’ it’s all about Namaste-Hell yeah! The Cobenzl Schloss Café up on the hill will be the site of this unique event which will see people getting down on their yoga mats and getting all bendy while a pair of talented DJs (Seba and Sherwin) spis some Electro beats – how cool is that! It will be a two-hour power yoga class, with a live DJ pumping electro beats – all of that on a castle on the hill overlooking the city. Wicked, right? If you practise Yoga and also can’t get enough of electro parties, this is like the perfect event for you. 

Recommended if you like: feeling the beat in your body, Vinyasa flows, playing Twister, experiencing yoga in a new and fun way, connecting to your body & breath, powerful asanas, being a yogi, trying kinky sex positions, doing yoga while watching the sun, being as flexible as a 14-year-old

A Pop Electronic Dance Melange

MALEFIZ • It’s a BIG Issue!

When: SAT, September 22, 11pm–6am
Where: Fluc + Fluc Wanne
Entry: TBA

The Malefiz Electro-Pop party crew are back and ready to make you dance, again. This Saturday will see them take over both floors at Fluc when they invite ‘sisters XV’ to dominate the upstairs, while their regulars bring a versatile mix of Electro-Pop Dance music downstairs – you better get ready to dance.

Recommended if you like: being magnificent, Electronic Pop Dance melanges, dancing until you get cramps, gossiping in the toilet for a good hour or two, Malefiz–ent parties, speaking French

 A British Drum and Bass night

CONTRAST presents Spectrasoul & LSB

When: SAT, September 22, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 14€ (pre–sale here) 16€ on the door

This Saturday, two British Drum and Bass acts that stand out above the rest will be performing at Forelle.  The headliners, Spectrasoul, have in their 12 year career only released on the most respected labels, which should tell you something about their quality. Their music is more than just D’n’B – it is a well worked, and multifaceted mix that is influenced by anything creative the team comes across. Check it out:

Recommended if you like: Drum and Bass, big kid music, partying at Grelle Forelle, walking along the canal as the sun is coming up, Contrast events, skanking like a MOFO on the d floor

A 90s and noughties party to let loose at

90ies Hip Hop & 2000s Electro / Best Of Loft Samstag

When: SAT, September 22, 10pm–6am
Where: The Loft
Entry: 1€ before 10pm, 5€ before 11:30pm, 8€ the rest of the night.

WHEN TWO BECOME ONE, you get one awesome 90s party. This Saturday (and every 4th Saturday from now on) will see two of The Loft’s most beloved party series merging to give you a night of not just 90ies Hip Hop, but also some of the 00s best Electro. This be some music you can dance to!

Recommended if you like: late 80s/classic 90ies Hip Hop, Disco, noughties Electro, RnB, Hip Hop Jam, old school sounds, Now thats what I call music cassettes, 2 for 1 deals, floating between dance floors until you find just the right groove

An 11-hour dance party

Schlaflos im September mit Praslea & Sunday Mornings Afterhour

When: SAT, September 22, 11pm–10am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: TBA

Don’t Sleep, just Dance. For the first of the Autumnal edition of Schlaflos, the team have their mega line-up headed by Praslea. This Saturday (and into early Sunday morning), catch the young Romanian who has been making waves on the scene with his buddies. Check him out, below:

Recommended if you like: sleepless nights, sleeping during the day, finishing partying so late you can’t even get a table for brunch at Yppenplatz, having one massive blow out a month just to let off steam, Golden Apples

A festival to admire the veteran and up-a-coming Jazz talents

JazzWerkstatt Wien Festival 2018 “before we die” – David Gratzer’s Teheran

When: SAT, September 22, 8:30pm–11pm
Where: WUK
Entry: 15€

The JazzWerkstatt festival is back, with the mission to spread all the new improv Jazz music that’s been cooking in our beloved Vienna. Artists from different generations will be performing in a mix of classical & improvised jazz concerts, and you can expect a whole lot of stylistic diversity. As highlights, this Saturday, you’ll be able to enjoy David Gratzer’s Teheran trifft Wien and PAENDA at WUK.

Recommended if you like: Jazz, getting value for your hard-earned cash, city-wide festivals, wearing a smoking jacket and a cravat, smoking a pipe or generally just carrying one around to look sophisticated without actually smoking one, stroking your moustache or someone elses, whispering into people’s ears in quiet crowds, ‘I’m Batman’

An American’s take on living in Austria

English Stand Up Comedy – Okello Dunkley – Almost Austrian

When: SAT, September 22, 7:30pm–10pm
Where: Tunnel
Entry: 15€ (available here)

If you relate to any of the typical expat culture clashes, then you’ll certainly relate to this Saturday night comedy show (or if you want to know what expats think of Austrians). Okello, an American, who has been hosting the open mic comedy nights at Tunnel, is planning a run at the Fringe and wants to practice his material on us. We can pretty much guarantee that he will be getting you giggling about things to do with being an expat in Austria.

Recommended if you like: live comedy, being an expat and being able to laugh about the shared experiences, laughing out loud aka lol-ing, lol-athons, laughing so hard that a little bit of pee comes out (lshtalbopco – it is a thing we promise), not getting wasted on a Saturday, doing more with your Saturday than just sitting in your regular bar, Americans

Laid-back poetry open mic night!

textstrom Poetry Slam – Saison Kick Off!

When: SAT, September 22, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Brunnenpassage
Entry: Free!

Of all the poetry slams, this seems a bit more grungy, a bit more underground. This Saturday’s event is open to all comers and if you want to perform, you can sign up at the event, as long as you do so before 7:30pm. There will once again be a featured poet: this week’s guest, Bielefeld’s very own Kolja Fach, will be performing in Vienna for the very first time.

Recommended if you like: poetry slams, open mic nights, free flowing poetry, people who are smart enough to make poetry, letting it all out in public

A cinema festival featuring Spike Lee’s work

A Spike Lee Tribute – Filme & Rahmenprogramm im Gartenbaukino!

When: SUN, September 23, various showing times
Where: Gartenbaukino
Entry: 10€, buy a ticket here

Cinema fans out there, take note: the Gartenbaukino is throwing a Spike Lee festival! Throughout September they’ll be not only showing his movies but also holding expositions and panel discussions. Spike Lee is one of the most talked about American directors working today, whose movies explore the quagmire of politics while also criticising social and moral issues such as violence, crime and racism. This Sunday, they’ll be showing the director’s debut film, She’s Gotta Have It (1986) at 3pm, and Bamboozled (2000) at 6pm. In the meantime, a panel discussion will take place (at 5pm, admission free) on myth and reality in Spike Lee’s work. Check out the rest of the programme here.

Recommended if you like: being a film fanatic, cult classics, Spike Lee, political cinema, discussing important topics like race & gender, Malcom X

Come browse through a democratic flea market

Strandbar Herrmann Flohmarkt 2018 mit Liegestuhlverkauf

When: SUN, September 23, 9am–6pm
Where: Strandbar Hermann
Entry: Free!

This Sunday, the Strandbar Hermann is hosting their annual flea market with all the proceeds going to good causes. They’ll be selling some furniture and whatever else you’d expect at a flea market. For a small fee (between €15 and €25), you can set up a stall to sell your own stuff. Volunteers are also welcome: if you want to help Hermann flog his wares, you can sign up via mail. If you’d just like to browse, then you can just rock up on Sunday.

Recommended if you like: flea markets, antique shops, wearing clothes that don’t match, selling your own sh*t, open markets overseeing the Danube

Fashion flea market in a sassy little 6th district bar

MODAMI: Mode- & Flohmarkt

When: SUN, September 23, 1pm–6:30pm
Where: Mon Ami
Entry: Free! Register via modami@gmx.net

It’s your usual hip flea market taking place in the coolest of all cool streets, Theobaldgasse, in funky Monami. There’ll be shopping, drinking and eating to the sound of chilled music throughout the day, along with the vague smell of stale beer spilt on the floor from the crazy night before. It’s the dream.

Recommended if you like: hanging out on Theobaldgasse, Monami, the thrill of the flea market hunt

A Harry Potter movie marathon

Harry Potter Festival#2 @English Cinema Haydn

When: SUN, September 23, 2pm–4:30pm
Where: English Cinema Haydn
Entry: 48€ for all 8 films, or 10€ per film (available here)

Autumn is coming, and what better way of getting ready for some good old winter hibernation than a movie marathon… of sorts. We are sure the Haydn Cinema is just looking after your health by not showing all the Harry Potter films in one day, but instead spreading them out over 8 Sundays. Starting this Sunday, you can watch as little Harry grows up in the 2nd movie of the epic movie series. Nothing like watching movies during the day, right?

Recommended if you like: wizards, fighting evil, movie marathons, Hermione as the real hero, Dumbeldor, Hedwig, wishing you had a pet owl, doing spells on unwitting people on the subway

Bike ride or skate around the city on Friday night!

Friday Nightskating 2018

When: May 25 – September 21, every week on Friday at 9pm
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 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.

Recommended if 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

The year’s best photo journalism in one exhibition – powerful stuff!

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018: Vienna, Austria

When: September 14 – October 21, 11am–7pm
Where: Westlicht
Entry: 8€

This exhibit is even in the calendars of those that hardly ever step foot in a gallery. With around 100 exhibitions around the world annually, the World Press Photo exhibition is the most popular traveling photo event in the world. And the poignant, moving images that are always guaranteed at this display of photojournalism’s greatest shots of the year, can be seen until the second half of October in Vienna’s Westlicht gallery. Don’t be surprised if you leave with tears in your eyes, or inspired.

Recommended if you like: understanding the world a little better, pictures that say more than words, a picture speaks a thousand words, photo journalism, playing caption competitions with your exhibition buddy, being moved and inspired

Celebrating 100 years of Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele Jubiläumsschau

When: FRI, February 23 – THU, November 4
Where: Leopold Museum
Entry: 13€ (9€ students)

Egon Schiele is a rock star in terms of modernist painters. And his groupies are aplenty. And to honor one of the leading forces in the modernist movement, the Leopold Museum is currently presenting over 40 paintings and 180 works on paper by the very talented Austrian painter. This exhibition will tell the story of how the artist’s work developed, and how he was influenced by other great artists of this period. The museum’s founder, Rudolf Leopold, was a great admirer of Schiele’s radically expressive phase, so it’s more than apt that the gallery holds an exhibition in good old Egon’s name, especially as this year also marks the 100-year-anniversary of Schiele’s death.

Recommended if you like: politics and art mingling, watching historical documentaries on the couch while only wearing a bathrobe, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, art history books, practicing your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art

Photo via Leopold Museum, Wien

A celebration of Austria’s architectural great, Mr Wagner

Otto Wagner

When: March 15 – October 7, 10am–6pm
Where: Wien Museum
Entry: 10/7€

It’s been 100 years since the renowned architect, Otto Wagner died, and the Wien Museum is celebrating the man who left so many marks on Vienna. Built from the vision of his own planned, ‘City Museum,’ the museum has thrown together a comprehensive exhibition. In his day, Wagner divided opinion and was controversial as he did bold things which disregarded tradition and embraced new designs of the future. Today, his work that can be seen all over the city is very much loved. This exhibition will give you a fascinating insight into the work of this prolific architect and designer.

Recommended if you like: design and architecture, studying how a structure is built, drawing your straight lines free hand, buildings of Vienna, the U6 line, talking about architecture for hours at house parties, the idea of seeing the behind the scenes of your city

100 years of Austria in pictures


When: Daily, until February 2019, 10am–7pm
Where: MUMOK
Entry: 12/9€  (other deals available check here)

In this photo-journey you’ll find yourself following how all the above in the title developed in Austria from the year 1918 to the present day. The aim is to put the last 100 years of history into a visual format, using the MUMOK’s own collection, and they’ll be filling in the gaps with a few borrowed numbers from various Austrian institutes.

Recommended if you like: photo journalism, using photos to tell stories, you only read books if it has got pictures in it, learning the history of the country where you live, going over your own history, visualisation

13 artists explore the darker parts of the mind

Bright Minds Dark Thoughts

When: WED–SAT, September 5–22, 3pm–8pm
Where: Taborstrasse 10 (Odeon Theater)
Entry: TBA

Come on a journey this weekend as it sees beginning of an exhibition that explores the deepest darkest parts of our minds. Thirteen artists will be using their artworks to attempt to grasp the inner emotions, positive and negative, while tackling topics such as self-imposed barriers to mental health and daily human interactions. You’re mind will either be f**** or blown by this exhibition.

Recommended if you like: young artists, talking openly about mental health, discourse on tough topics, unlucky numbers, small galleries, exploring yourself through art, bring minds, dark thoughts