They were right – the best things in life ARE free. Here are 5 awesome events you can enjoy without spending a cent this week in Vienna:
For more awesome events happening this week, check out our event guide for this week that we’ve carefully selected for you.
(Header photo by the talented Instagrammer @spoti)
Free beer tasting!
When: MON, January 29, 7–8pm
Where: Brickmaker’s Pub & Kitchen
The Brickmaker’s beer tasting sessions are back in business and they’ll be kicking things off this Monday with a selection of Scandinavian and Baltic beers – sounds like a match made in heaven… when it comes to beer and human love… if you know what we mean… cause we don’t. Anyway, you don’t have to pay a cent for the tasting, however, we’re sure you’ll be tempted to sit down and have a pint of some craft beer brew. Beginners and experienced craft beer connoisseurs are all welcome.
Recommended if you like: beer, tasting beer like it’s wine, the smell of hops, trying to brew your own beer in the cellar of your apartment building while you hope the landlord never finds out, hanging out in bars
Dance until you can’t dance no more!
When: MON, January 29, 8pm–1am
Where: Fania Live
At this relatively new weekly dance night event called Monday Mess Around under the Stadtbahnbögen (to be more precise: at Fania Live), you’ll be able to shake a leg to the finest swing music presented by the crowd, IG HOP.
Recommended if you like: swing dancing, being slid under somebody’s legs, dancing until your feet hurt and the music won’t let you stop, nostalgia of a time you never lived, antique shops and flea markets, vintage clothes, old leather briefcases
A night full of music from far away places
When: WED, January 31, 8pm-11pm
Those cute little ears of yours will be able to go for a trip this Wednesday night if they make their way to the Tunnel. There, the talented man on percussions, Habib Samandi, will be getting a whole bunch of musicians together to create some…uh…music. One of the musical talents will be a Syrian trio, while after the main act, the stage will be opened up for anybody who is keen to take part in this unique and global open mic jam. If you’re more a listener than a musician, this is a great option for a Wednesday night drink with friends.
Recommended if you like: traveling, music with lots of percussions in it, when magnificent sounds come out of random musicians getting on stage together, world music, being a musician
Austrian stand-up comedy at 7stern
When: MON, January 29, 8pm–10pm
Entry: free! Donations are welcome.
Stand-up comedian, David Stockenreiter, claims he will take you into the ‘dark world of people with disabilities.’ If you wanna’ find out what he actually means by this and what his programme, Stuhl. Bitte., is all about, you should be at café 7stern then…this Monday….not now.
Recommended if you like: comedy, stand up, chilled evenings, laughing until your belly hurts, dark humour, singing to your bellybutton, the smell of fireworks
An evening dedicated to one of the most talented dancers of all time
When: TUE, January 30, 7pm–9pm
Where: Jüdisches Museum Wien
Entry: free! Register via firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday evening at the Jewish Museum is dedicated to Fred Astaire. Who is that you ask? This man was a dancer, choreographer, singer and artist. This film legend (voted number 5 of all time male artists by the American Film Institute) has roots in Austria, with his dad coming from around here, so the museum will honour him with a talk, dance, and some music.
Recommended if you like: hearing stories about legendary people, black and white movies, spending your evening at a museum, Dirty Dancing
A very human photography exhibition
When: January 18-March 3 (TUE-FRI 10am-7pm, SAT 11am-4pm, SUN closed)
Where: Christine König Gallerie
Juergen Teller, German artist and fine-art and fashion photographer, is currently exhibiting a range of his poignantly human photography in the Christine König Galerie. Having been featured in a raft of magazines for his fashion photography, his work is famous for its raw, overexposed style. This is definetely a exhibition worth checking out if you’re into the beauty of imperfection like Juergen is.
Recommended if you like: wearing mismatching socks, the beauty of the imperfect, talented photography, being moved by an image, street photography, wandering a gallery for hours