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 41 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:
(Photo by the talented Instagrammer @kasiawhotravels)
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Help crowdfund Vienna Würstelstand’s new video channel
Where: wherever you may be at this present moment
In between having all the awesome experiences waiting to be had in this week’s event guide, we’d really appreciate if you took a few minutes to support us!
We’re crowdfunding to launch a video channel for you and we’d love if you contributed a little something to help us make this happen! We’re calling the video channel, vienna senf, and the main character will be…yep, you guessed it – Vienna!
We want to make our content for you even better in video format, but to do this, we need your help! We promise, we won’t be asking you for anything else in the near future (ok, maybe at Christmas for that remote control mechanical bull). For the price of a good night out, you’ll be helping us give this magnificent city, a magnificent video channel. It doesn’t matter if its 10€ or 10,000 – it all counts! Crowdfund Vienna’s Würstelstand’s video channel, vienna senf, here.
Recommended if you like: Vienna Würstelstand
Start the week with a free DnB party
When: MON, September 17, 7pm–2am
Where: Camera Club
Just like Monday happens every week (sigh) so does this Drum’n’Bass party! Get your work done so you can get your week bumping to the beat from day 1 at Camera Club. If you have what they call an “alternative” sense of rhythm then maybe bump along subtly to avoid public embarrassment.
Recommended if you like: drums, bass, free entry, Mondays, parties on Mondays, chillin’, drinkin’, dancin’, dancing off your Monday blues
Mondays are for live music, amirite?
When: MON, September 17, 7pm–11:59pm
Entry: 20.90€, buy your ticket here
Are you rockstar enough to catch some live music on a Monday night? Then get your cool self and a date down to this evening of soulful vocals and a lively live performance from the Singer-Songwriter, Dan Owen. Don’t try to talk to your date in the middle of a song. Not cool. Check out the music here:
Recommended if you like: live music, deep thoughts on life and love, singer-songwriters, FM4, being a rockstar, gazing into people’s eyes lovingly, blaming every fault of yours on your parents
A night of new comedy from new comedians
When: MON, September 17, 8pm–11pm
Entry: 8€ (5€ students)
Are you constantly cracking yourself up? We understand that better than anyone. Care to try cracking others up as well…on a stage? An English comedy open mic is probably a good place for you to start your career and THIS English comedy open mic offers a free shot when you walk in the door. You won’t get that kind of treatment again until you’re hosting Saturday Night Live. All the less funny people who just came to watch get a free shot as well, because nobody likes a sober audience.
Recommended if you like: comedy, laughing, making people laugh, being onstage, laughing in English (this is English comedy night, all laughing should be in English)
Austrian entrepreneurs get together to discuss the field & network
When: TUE, September 18, 6:30pm–10pm
Entry: Free! Register here.
The local startup Club, AustrianStartups, is putting together one more event and this time the theme is “Going Global”. If you’ve got a business already, or are thinking about opening your own, come listen to some knowledgeable entrepreneurs discussing how & when to take your bizz global. Plus, it’s a great networking opportunity for all you startup-ers!
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, networking the fu** out of a room
Learn how to let your poetry flow
When: TUE, September 18, 4pm–6:30pm
Entry: Free! Register via email@example.com
The FOMP slam collective is back with another workshop. It’s open to writers as well as anyone wanting to up their poetry slam game so, if that’s your bag, come along to the Amerlinghaus next Tuesday. The event is free: you just need to sign up via mail. Oh, it’s in German!
Recommended if you like: poetry, letting it all out in public, fancy words, being a wordsmith, working wonders with words
Live Techno DJ and table tennis at legendary party
When: TUE, September 18, 6pm–3:30am
Where: Volksgarten Pavillon
DJs make us want to dance. But they also make us want to play table tennis. If you feel the same (as we know many people do) you should come party with Technocafe as they end their season in 3 straight sets (that’s a tennis reference). They guarantee sunshine for this one. We don’t know how they’re influencing the weather, but this promise sure makes us want to go.
Recommended if you like: live DJs, wearing all white (tennis reference again), to dance in your pants, events with guaranteed sunshine, Techno, wearing a sweat headband to a party
A night of improvised Powerpoint presentations (basically how we passed every class in college)
When: WED, September 19, 8pm–10:30pm
Entry: 7€, buy your ticket here
PowerPoint – you love it. And we get that. Bullet points, strong visual aids, your captivating presentational flow – all of it. But what if you didn’t know what topic you would be presenting until you got up in front of the crowd? Think you have what it takes to present a spontaneous PowerPoint on the underwater basket weaving practices of the ancient tribes of the Amazon? PowerPoint-karaoke-Wien is kicking off its second season of this oasis of nerdery. Reserve your spot now if you’d like to present, or get a ticket above if you just want to spectate.
Recommended if you like: PowerPoint presentations, something…er…different, impromptu lectures – from someone other than your Mom, changing slides with a little button in your hand and feeling powerful because of it
Open mic for people who are funny in English
When: TUE, September 18, 8pm–10pm
Where: Polkadot Vienna
Entry: Free! Donations much appreciated
Some of us are born funnier than others. It’s what we’ve been saying all along. And true God-given talent for timing needs to be shared with the world! Reserve your spot in the spotlight at the ‘In Stitches Comedy’s’ brand new English-language comedy open mic night. Or just come by and watch all those crazy enough to sign up for a stint on stage. Like, in a nice way.
Recommended if you like: your own jokes, laughing anonymously in a crowd (no snorting please), self-deprication, comedy, English, comedy in English
Check out Belvedere’s new exhibit opening party
When: TUE, September 18, 7pm–10pm
Where: Belvedere 21
Entry: Free! Register via firstname.lastname@example.org
Belvedere’s got a new exhibition coming along, and the opening party is this Tuesday. More than fifty artists will be contributing to the exhibition, attempting to conceive the concept of freedom in our society by looking at it from a range of different perspectives. The exhibition will then be running until February, but there will only be one day you’ll get to see Belvedere’s curator and director speak. Oh, and did I mention there will be a DJ?
Recommended if you like: exhibition openings, artsy crowds, experiencing the cultural life of Vienna, the Belvedere Gardens, looking at museums from the outside in summer, being inspired art, politics meets art, mingling
Catch this American indie band on tour
When: WED, September 19, 7pm–11:59pm
Entry: 19€, buy your ticket here
After working Monday AND Tuesday don’t you deserve a chill night of music on Wednesday? Grab a beer and decompress with the American indie rock band, Amen Dunes, as they swing through Vienna on their tour. Work can continue again on Thursday (if you’re the kind of person who works more than 3 days a week), for now just enjoy a Wednesday night out in the city with the cool vibes coming from Amen Dunes. Check it out for yourself here:
Recommended if you like: cool indie rock bands, chilling on a Wednesday, good vocals, WUK, rocking the boat, wearing tight jeans with holes in them
Stand-up Comedy in a bar – need we say more?
When: WED, September 19, 8:30pm–11pm
Where: Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna The Naschmarkt
At this weekly event at the Wombat’s City Hostel, you’ll experience the kind of laugh that is so intense, Coke will shoot out of your nose – even if you haven’t drank Coke in a while. We’re talking Coca Cola, people. There’s a stand-up comedy night happening at the Wombats. And if you have the guts, we dare you to get up on stage and tell a few funnys yourself! The comedy will be on the house, and they’ll have special drink offers, as well. So don’t worry if you’re actually not funny at all, as people might be too drunk to notice, anyway. Get a little taste for the evening by watching this:
Recommended if you like: loling, living on the bright side of life, getting up on stage and becoming a legend for a night, potentially earning yourself some free drinks, the English language, comedy, laughing until your belly hurts, the likes of Chris Rock, Shappi Khorsandi, Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Josh Widdicombe and Adam Hills
A talk about A.I. and Neuroscience is such a neuron turn-on
When: WED, September 19, 6:30pm–10pm
This event’s speaker and TU Wien PhD Candidate, Ramin Hasani, will really get into your head this Wednesday. He’ll be discussing A.I. and Neuroscience. We’re hoping there will also be a re-enactment of the dance scene in Ex Machina. For science purposes. Be at the Firestarter.Space on Wednesday to learn something from this fascinating talk at the event series, Brainstorm #3. It’ll be A.I. opener (get it?)
Recommended if you like: Neuroscience, A.I., pet robots, a bunch of science nerds in one room, wearing glasses, brainstorming, storming your brain, being a student for life
Paloma Wednesday? Don’t mind if we do!
When: WED, September 19, 6pm–11pm
Where: Cafe Bitter Mendez
It’s hump day. And you know what that means…Paloma night! They’re bringing back the barter system which means you can trade a grapefruit for one of these tasty tequila drinks being served up at Cafe Mendez! (That’s for real.) If you bring no grapefruit, then you pay with regular money. First 10 people to make reservations get free bar snacks, so we suggest you get on that! Start your weekend early with some sip-worthy beverages at Paloma night!
Recommended if you like: Palomas, alcoholic beverages, hump day, exchanging pleasantries with attractive strangers in a public drinking establishment, grapefruit, speaking Spanish even though you can’t
A chilled party at the Albertina
When: WED, September 19, 5pm–2am
Cool kids party at museums. Don’t try and deny it. And after this week’s chilled party series, Albert & Tina, held on the (you guessed it) Albertina gallery’s terrace, there will be a place to go where the good vibes will continue – the slick looking Stadtbar. Be there, or be square (yes, we just said that)
Recommended if you like: hanging out at a bar in a great location, museum drinking, wearing sunglasses at dusk, laid-back partying, casually mentioning names of paintings you know while engaging in the ritual of flirting
Vienna’s horror and fantasy film festival is back!
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
Hangout with the ladies of Sorority
When: THUR, September 20, 7pm–10pm
Where: Die Requisite
Come find out what’s on the schedule this fall at the get together for driven women, Sorority. There will be a discussion over the book, “No More Bullshit: Das Handbuch gegen sexistische Stammtischweisheiten,” and additifonal informal female hanging out. Members and non-members warmly welcomed. Females only.
Recommended if you like: Feminist solidarity, new books, being a woman, other people who also enjoy being a woman, being part of a movement
A night of laughs and wine
When: THU, September 20, 7:30pm–10pm
Where: Wein & Co Schottentor
Entry: Free! Donations welcome!
This Thursday, the folks from Wein & Co are hosting another comedy night at their Schottentor location. In the cosy setting of the wine bar/ wine store, you can sip at some great wine while having a laugh until that wine comes out of your nose. Anyway, all the stand-up comedians are English-speaking, and the wine menu is long – it’s the dream.
Recommended if you like: when your stomach hurts from laughing, comedy shows, fun things to do with friends during the week, wine sipping, when somebody’s laugh is funnier than their jokes, tasting wines from all over the world
A creative and activist festival of ideas that will inspire you to think differently
When: FRI–SUN, September 14–23
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: Varies to each event
The Wienwoche festival is back, and this year the question that will be circulating the city will be: “who cares?”. They’re inviting us to consider how this question applies to everyday matters as well as significant events, across your street or across borders. This Viennese festival blends creative practices and activism in different scales and formats and from different sides of art and social movements. Curious? Check out the interesting things happening throughout the festival here.
Recommended if you like: being a creative activist, learning through art, daydreaming of a better world, festivals with a twist, getting into heated discussions that are so passionate a vein pops out on your forehead, rethinking the society we live in
A cool festival up at the castle/ cafe on the hill
When: THU–SUN, September 20–23
Where: Café & Schloss Cobenzl
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
When: FRI, September 21, 12pm–10pm
Where: Währinger Straße
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!
When: FRI–SUN, September 21–23, 11am–7pm
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
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
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
When: FRI, September 21, 7pm–2am
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
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
When: FRI, September 21, 11pm–6am
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 live Hip Hop band’s debut album release
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
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
When: Daily, 10am–6pm, until December 2
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
When: FRI, September 21, 8pm
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!
When: Every Friday in September, 5pm–7pm
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
Stories on the big screen under the stars
Catch a film under the starry night sky
Open air cinemas are one of the highlights of the summer season in this city. No more pondering for movie lovers on whether to stay in or head out. Open air cinemas offer those who get their tan from a movie screen a great way to spend an evening outside. Vienna offers a variety of open air cinemas, each screening a different flavour of film. And the good news is: many of them are free! You can check out our guide to where the open air cinemas are popping up in Vienna, here.
Recommended if you like: the sound of the trumpet, being a film fanatic, using movie quotes in conversations, having summer experiences in Vienna
Wine, Music and fun on the hills of Vienna
When: THU, June 7 – September 27, 5pm–10pm
Where: Café & Schloss Cobenzl
Don’t miss out on this unique chance (every Thursday evening until September) to enjoy an evening full of wine, Sprtizing (wait… what does that mean again?!), music and art while enjoying one of Vienna’s most beautiful views from the backyard of the cafe on the Cobenzl hill, Cafe and Schloss Cobenzl. The beautiful cafe’s gardens will act as the perfect scenery for a chilled evening, hanging out with friends and enjoying the good times of summer as long as it lasts.
Recommended if you like: Thursday night Options for nights out, drinking Spritzwein, DJ music, idyllic scenes in Vienna, comfy evenings spent with your favourite people, frolicking through the wine hills like you’re out of the Sound of Music, unique locations
A celebration of Austria’s architectural great, Mr Wagner
When: March 15 – October 7, 10am–6pm
Where: Wien Museum
It’s been 100 years since the renowned architect, Otto Wagner died, and the Wien Museum is celebrating the man who left so many marks on Vienna. Built from the vision of his own planned, ‘City Museum,’ the museum has thrown together a comprehensive exhibition. In his day, Wagner divided opinion and was controversial as he did bold things which disregarded tradition and embraced new designs of the future. Today, his work that can be seen all over the city is very much loved. This exhibition will give you a fascinating insight into the work of this prolific architect and designer.
Recommended if you like: design and architecture, studying how a structure is built, drawing your straight lines free hand, buildings of Vienna, the U6 line, talking about architecture for hours at house parties, the idea of seeing the behind the scenes of your city
13 artists explore the darker parts of the mind
When: WED–SAT, September 5–22, 3pm–8pm
Where: Taborstrasse 10 (Odeon Theater)
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
100 years of Austria in pictures
When: Daily, until February 2019, 10am–7pm
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
The year’s best photo journalism in one exhibition – powerful stuff!
When: September 14 – October 21, 11am–7pm
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
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
Bike ride or skate around the city on Friday night!
When: May 25 – September 21, every week on Friday at 9pm
Where: Starts at Heldenplatz. The route changes every week
Ever been surprised by a horde of skaters and cyclists passing you by in the middle of the night on Vienna streets? Rest assured, this wasn’t your mind playing tricks on you, but rather it was the crowd doing the Friday Nightskate. This is a recurring summer event in Vienna that is a whole lot of fun! Rollerblade and bicycle enthusiasts meet every Friday at 9pm on Heldenplatz to follow their passion in cruising through the streets of Vienna (that’s right, they even shut down streets for this event!
Plus: All the routes are different every time, so you might discover some places you’ve never been to before in Vienna. See all routes here.
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
A festival for the veterans and up-a-coming Jazz talents
When: FRI–SUN, September 7-23, 8:30pm–11pm
Where: various locations
Entry: 8–15€, prices depend on venues
The JazzWerkstatt festival is back, with the mission to spread all the new improv Jazz music that’s been cooking in our beloved Vienna. You can expect a lot of Jazz (obviously), but also some eletronic beats – that’s right, this is a modern, improv Jazz kind of affair. 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. There are 7 different concerts taking place over the next few weeks, so be sure to check our each day’s programme here.
Recommended if you like: Jazzy nights, getting to know new bands, local festivals, improv Jazz, listening to things a little off the radar, red wine, the sound of a saxophone