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Everything you need to do this weekend in Vienna – 34 event tips

September 16, 2019

Everything you need
to do this weekend
in Vienna – 34 event tips

September 16, 2019

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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 34 awesome things happening this weekend in Vienna:


It’s all about the rum, Vienna! Oh, and the gin!

Vienna Rum Festival & Ginmarkt 2019

When: FRI–SAT, September 20–21, from 12pm
Where: Ottakringer Brauerei
Entry: 23€ day tickets, 34€ festival pass, buy a ticket

In September, the Ottakringer Brauerei will play host to a festival celebrating 2 kinds of spirits that have gained popularity in recent years – Rum and Gin! Two festivals will be taking place in the brewery at the same time – the Ginmarkt and the Rum Festival. Both festivals will bring together and showcase local and international spirit distillers, new cocktails, and there will also be some funky food on offer to  soak up all the booze. You’ll get some tasting vouchers with your tickets.

Tip: if you buy a ticket for both festivals, you’ll get a discounted entrance to both…and probably leave with a very wonky walk

Recommended if you like: being a pirate, cocktails in the afternoon, 2-day festivals, trying something new, getting wasted on a Sunday, Ottakringer Brauerei events, gin, rum, Moscow Mules, being a connoisseur

Get real sweaty on the dancefloor at Forelle

6 YRS Wechselstrom x Dead Sea Diaries feat. Anetha (Paris)

When: FRI, September 20, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 15€

Grelle Forelle is celebrating 6 years of Wechselstrom this Friday night. And what would a night out be without some great tunes, right? Anetha, who recently dropped her label, “Mama told ya,” is performing. Defs’ worth catching this club night at the Grelle Forelle. Check out the whole line–up here.

Recommended if you like: Technodancing your troubles away, feeling the floor shake under the bass, giving eyes across the dancefloor, seriously talented women performing, dancing, smooching and dancing

Party all night at Pratersauna

Spiegelverkehrt – ǝǝdıǝıʌ + ɐunɐsɹǝʇɐɹd

When: FRI, September 20, 11pm–6am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 15€ at the door

Get your homework done early this Friday and make sure you have time to get out to Pratersauna to party all night. And if you can’t get your homework done early, well, that paper for class can’t really be that important anyway. You can probably just wing it on Monday morning and be just fine. Probably.

Recommended if you like: getting your homework done early, not getting your homework done at all, leaving it all to Monday morning, cramming a paper real quick, partying all night, Pratersauna

Eat your way around the world at this exotic food festival!

PROSI Vegetarian Food Festival ’19 (Onasadya)

When: FRI–SAT, September 20–21, 12pm–9pm
Where: PROSI Exotic Supermarket
Entry: 14.90€

I hope your tastebuds have an updated passport because it’s time for this year’s Prosi vegetarian food festival. Austria’s largest Asian, African, and Latin American Supermarket will be once again offering us the chance to try a little bit of everything and then come back to your favorite and ask for more (you have no shame). Make reservations in advance to make sure you get in with the other cool kids.

Recommended if you like: overeating, exotic foods, eating stuff you can’t pronounce the name of, tents, supermarkets that stock mangos and peanut butter, Indian food, veggies, vegetarian food

Break your legs on the dancefloor at Das Werk

ANANAS & Friends

When: FRI, September 20, 11pm–6am
Where: Das WERK
Entry: free until 11:15pm, then 7€ < 1am > 10€

Das Werk has established itself as one of the best Techno clubs in Vienna. A casual event, like this Friday’s, will probably still have you not feeling your legs until you finally hit the bed at 8am. A line-up of various talented DJs will keep your energy levels high all night long. Here’s a taste:

Recommended if you like: working your body, early morning Döners, walking past the Donaukanal at sunrise, feeling the floor shake, Das Werk

Get rid of some excess energy at Flex

Switch! is 12 feat. Simula / Tsuki / Saxxon / Kryptek / Funsta

When: FRI, September 20, 11pm–6am
Where: Flex
Entry: 15€

Summer’s kinda’ over. So, get out to this hot party at Flex and get rid of a little of that excess energy on the dance floor. The Switch party crew will be celebrating their 12-year anniversary, so it’s gonna be a great party, for sure. Check out on their event page what music to expect, it’s a big DJ line-up.

Recommended if you like: wearing your black clothes – all of them, yelling for no reason because nobody can hear you over the music anyway, making out in the bathroom, live DJs that make you forget your week, Flex

Super talented violin virtuoso hosts a night of Classic music

Friday Nights with Yury Revich

When: FRI, September 20, 7:30pm
Where: Wiener Konzerhaus
Entry: 39–58€, buy a ticket

At the age of 28, there are a limited number of professions that reward rapid wrist movements. Even fewer that are done in front of a concert hall full of paying customers. OK, so we might be a tad jealous of Classical violinist, Yury Revich, who plays a Stradivarius and has won first prize in a competition named, “Virtuosi of the 21st Century.” Born in Russia and now living in Vienna, Yury’s night will feature a number of performers alongside him playing Liszt, Strauss, Catalani, and more.

Recommended if you like: Classical music, the Classical version of the Avengers teaming up, young prodigies, having a nice sit down when you go to a concert, clapping, being cultured, saying “the oldies were the goodies” about music.

Bookworms, this might be interesting for you!

Dirk Stermann präsentiert seinen neuen Roman “Der Hammer”

When: FRI, September 20, 8pm–9:30pm
Where: Rabenhof Theater
Entry: 18€, get your tickets ey!

Dirk Stermann, author of “Eier” and “Zweier” is back again. Stermann is publishing another book called “Der Hammer.” And we believe that you will like this book, just as much as we do seeing as it is, “der hammer” (Yeah, we just did that). The book is about Joseph Hammer, who was an Austrian diplomat and orientalist. He was famous for his translations of Oriental literature and his work as first president of the Austrian Academy of Science. So if you’re stoked about this release, you should go there to get some insider information from the author himself!

Recommended if you like: good books, book events, reading a book and realising you’ve been reading for 5 hours straight, Dirk Stermann, irony in serious literature, legendary authors

Autumns are for reading

Release-Party: Literatur, die abhebt! at phil

When: FRI, September 20, 7:00pm
Where: phil
Entry: TBD

Join this night of readings, talks and music hosted by Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau.

Gertraud Klemm will be reading from ‘Hippocampus,’ and present in a humorous way how equal rights between genders really is in the world we live in.
Tonio Schachinger will read from his book ‘Nicht wie ihr,’ a book about football and spice up his reading with some serious Viennese slang that can be found throughout his writing style.

Recommended if you like: books, readings, cultural stuff, meeting the author, having a break from your regular pub night, live music, moderated talks, saying your opinion, stealing ideas for when you’ll publish your own book!

The Tuesday Techno party for one time only on a Friday

Technocafé Special am Freitag im Stadtgarten

When: FRI, September 20, 6pm–1.30am
Where: Kleinod
Entry: free

For the fourth and last time this summer season, the T–t–t–technocafé will be throwing one of their parties. This Friday at Kleinod im Stadtgarten, they’ll be doing their thing. To get your mood moving and dance moves happening, the talented Polyxene and Friedrich Ploeckinger will be on the decks.

Recommended if you like: doing crazy dance moves in the shower (but please be careful, ok?), getting high on caffeine, Techno raves, always dragging your friends to some random parties

Travel back in time at this nineties and noughties party 

Wannabe – Best of 90’S & 00’S // Club Titanic

When: FRI, September 20, 11pm–5am
Where: Titanic
Entry: 8€ < 12am > 10€

This Friday, Club Titanic is offering you the chance to pick between decades as they throw a best of 90s and 00s night. While we are sure that you do not have to dedicate your fantastic moves to one floor, you may just find yourself stuck in whichever your favourite decade is. The most important thing though, is simply that you dance like its 1999.

Recommended if you like: the turn of the century, decade parties, partying like its a different century, going all analogue with your dress sense, want to be someone’s lover, girl power, when two became one, Backstreet Boys, ballads, Tina Turner

Once in a century opportunity to view a vast number of works from a master artist

Albrecht Dürer

When: September 20–January 6
Where: Albertina
Entry: 11€ aged under 26, 16€ aged 26+, buy a ticket

We recently tried to draw an elephant and, even though we’ve seen elephants, it ended up looking like the concept art for The Human Centipede (i.e. not good). Which makes the fact that painter & printmaker extraordinaire, Albrecht Dürer, once drew a very life-like rhinoceros, based only on a WRITTEN DESCRIPTION, make us want to cry in shame. Anyway, the Albertina have a very special treat for all you artsy fartsy people – they’re showing a once-in-a-century exhibition of this master artist’s work. They’ve gathered more of his works (over 200) than have been seen together in one exhibition for decades.

Recommended if you like: illustration, prints, painting, art, swanning around galleries in a scarf even if it’s hot, once in a lifetime events, culture, seeing art so good it makes you want to smash your crayons.

Picture © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

Afro-Reggae fans and music lovers, check this out!

Afro–Reggae meets Afro–Latin: Petaw Band und Mista Barega live

When: FRI, September 20, 8pm–11:50pm
Where: Mi Barrio
Entry: 15€

The Latino restaurant and event location, Mi Barrio, is hosting a night of Afro-Reggae music this Friday night. The Petaw Band and Mista Barega are headlining. So if you want to enjoy some Afro-Reggae rhythms, turn up and hit the dance floor to feel the vibes. Check out more about this event!

Recommended if you like: traveling the world with a backpack, Afro-Raggae beats, having Rastas, being chilled literally all the time, dancing like a maniac to World Music

Vienna’s open air designer market 

WAMP Designmarkt im MQ

When: SAT, Septmber 21, 11am–6pm
Where: In front of the Museumsquartier
Entry: Free!

Everybody together jumping into the air at the same time, and yell – WAMP! Spring weather dosen’t only mean the birds and other furry creatures, including humans, are making sweet tender love in the trees, but also that the open air events that we love return. WAMP brings a whole bunch of Eastern European and local designers together in a great atmosphere in front of Vienna’s MQ. There’s also usually a few food trucks supplying some tasty street food.

Recommended if you like: looking like an original, discovering what design is happening East of Vienna, food truck sandwiches, wearing a tote bag, never leaving the 7th district, beatboxing in the shower

Clean the city while doing your daily walk

Plogging in Vienna

When: SAT, September 21, 10am – 2:30pm
Where: Neue Donau U6 Station
Entry: free

Plogging is a trend that started in Sweden when some ambitious runners decided to collect some trash while on their morning run and encouraged others to do the same. And because true heroes don’t wear capes, but rather lycra pants and ear pods, this trend quickly become popular in other European cities, including Vienna! On World Cleanup Day dozens of nations will clean up their surroundings while doing a morning walk (or run), meet up for a snack afterwords and pat themselves on the back for the great results! Join the Vienna crowd and clean up the city!

PS: Bring a garbage bag or two from home and then, while running along the proposed route, you pick up any trash you encounter (if any, this is Vienna after all *hehe* ). Important information: there will be snacks!

Recommended if you like: snacks, running with a purpose, cleaning up after others, team-building, meeting new people who like their city clean, trends, the word plogging, international events, Planet Earth

Street photography workshop in conjunction with the Street.Life.Photography exhibition

Street. Photography. Workshops

When: SAT, September 21, 10am–4pm
Where: Schwedenplatz
Entry: 95€ including exhibition entry, register by email

The Kunst Haus Wien is currently showing its fantastic Street.Life.Photography exhibition, featuring many great artists who have captured life on the streets. In conjunction with this exhibition, photographer Kay von Aspern will lead a workshop aimed at sharpening your own gaze for the decisive moments in the urban landscape.

Recommended if you like: scouring the streets with a camera, living off canned food while spending the rest of your money on cameras, exploring photography, thinking outside the box, observing the zeitgeist

Get your shoes dirty at this Queer Techno party

Lost In Techno ░ Queer Techno Night ░ Opera Club ░ 21.09

When: SAT, September 21, 11pm–5am
Where: Opera Club
Entry: 8€ < 12am > 10€

Get “Lost in Techno” at the the Opera Club this Saturday. Yep, we’re good at word plays too. Dress up in you fanciest outfit, and be ready to get sweaty as hell at this night out. It’s all about being Queer and dancing to Techno.

Recommended if you like: getting sweaty in a club, Techno parties, nodding your head while looking for luck at the bar, the Opera club

Check out this trashy event

Mistfest 2019

When: SAT–SUN, September 21–22, 9am–6pm
Where: Richthausenstraße 2, 1170 Wien
Entry: free!

Die 48er, who keep the city of Vienna clean, are organising their annual “Mistfest” for the 28th time. With music, a flea market, information and a program full of exciting talents, this trashy festival (get it?) is worth checking out. Check out the entire program!

Recommended if you like: trash, sustainable trash management, good entertainment, Die 48ers shade of orange, free festivals

Dance and rave for a good purpose

Klima Rave 2019

When: SAT, September 21, 1pm–10pm
Where: Maria-Theresien-Platz
Entry: free!

Raise awareness about the significance of climate politics by dancing and raving in the center of Vienna. You can’t do too much because there is still a long way to go for our world to finally take the appropriate measures to help our planet. Get to this climate party and show your support!

Recommended if you like: finding yourself surrounded by like minded people, dancing for the future, meeting new people, fighting for earth

Artist alert, artist alert at the Grelle Forelle

CONTRAST presents InsideInfo & Ulterior Motive

When: SAT, September 21, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 14€, get your tickets!

The Grelle Forelle is a venue and main stage for many legendary DJs and artists, and this week it will be hitting all the right marks for an unforgettable night out when it hosts, InsideInfo. Supporting the good vibes for the night will be Ulterior Motive and the DJ collective CONTRAST. So if you’re free this weekend and want to hear some quality music, then this party is the ONE for YOU.

Recommended if you like: Grelle Forelle, having fun drunk nights, enjoying good quality music, Techno music, House music, having one shot too many, finding your clubbing love, first love or second love, dancing offbeat, a bass that will ruin your hearing

 A mysterious and funky music experience awaits you at SASS

Manifest w/ Sassy J (Patchwork, CH)

When: SAT, September 21, 11pm–5am
Where: SASS Music Club
Entry: tba

The Swiss super woman, Sassy J, is playing at the SASS Music Club this Saturday, and the Manifest DJ crew will be in support. Having been in the industry for quite a while now, she knows what she’s doing (or so she appears to, anyhow). Check out her beats, yourself:

Recommended if you like: Electronic music, mixing superfoods in your cocktails, doing yoga poses while dancing in the club, closing your eyes and feeling the music to the fullest, giving no fucks on your outer appearance, boss ass women performing on stage

Loosen up and dance a little at the Sauna!

9 YRS LUFT & LIEBE w/ SUPER FLU / Pratersauna / 3 Floors

When: SAT, September 21, 23pm–6am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: presale: 10€–14€, doors: tba

Celebrating the 9th birthday of the party series, “Luft & Liebe” there will be good times awaiting you at the Pratersauna all Saturday night long. Catch maybe one of this year’s last opportunities to hang out in the outdoor area of the Pratersauna without freezing your cute butt off. There will be three stages to choose from. Check out this German duo that will be performing:

Recommended if you like: being Techno crazy, feeling the bass in your ears after the party, vodka with juice, walking trough the Prater in the morning, Pratersauna

Design and flea market for a good cause

DesignBazar & LadyFashion #6

When: SAT, September 21, 10am–6pm
Where: MGC Halle
Entry: tba

This Saturday, two of Vienna’s flea markets are coming together to form an even funkier one. The folks from Designbazar and Mondscheinbazar are joining forces, and you can expect to find trendy, creative stuff among their stalls. Whether you want to take a look at fashion, art, or simply browse the food trucks and listen to some chilled music, this is the place to be.

Recommended if you like: funky flea markets, the thrill of the flea market hunt, wearing clothes that don’t match, all things vintage, design, filling your wardrobe with joy

Still looking for THAT specific record or pair of vintage trousers?

Flohmarkt & Schallplattenmarkt

When: SAT, September 21, 11am–8pm
Where: Steinergasse 8
Entry: tba

Still looking for THAT specific record or pair of vintage trousers? Look no further, because there’s another flea market happening this month with plenty of stuff to rummage throughThis flea market is also a record market so it’s also a great chance to expand your record collection. 

Recommended if you like: listening to old records, digging through some old stuff in the attic, being THE hipster, music that inspires, Falco, wearing the same trousers over and over again that you found in the vintage shop next door and where they already call you by your nickname

Canadian uber-crooner has come to serenade your Oma

Michael Bublé – Wiener Stadthalle

When: SAT, September 21, 7pm–11pm
Where: Wiener Stadthalle
Entry: From 42.73€, buy a ticket

We have to admit, we don’t know much about the work of Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Michael Bublé (known to his friends as ‘Bubbly Mike’), but his videos on YouTube have views in the hundreds of millions. So maybe it’s time we abandon our ‘Chewing Gum Review’ channel and learn to croon like him, instead. If you’re a fan, you’ll know he sings Jazz, Show tunes, Swing and Easy Listening. So the kind of thing you might bring your Oma to as an excuse for wanting to go.

Recommended if you like: crooners, guys who sing music a granny would love, Jazz, Show tunes, Swing, Easy Listening, looking like James Bond, Canadians, cover versions, songs about Christmas.

Fashion flea market in a sassy little 6th district bar

Modami: Mode- & Flohmarkt

When: SUN, September 22, 1pm–6:30pm
Where: Mon Ami
Entry: Free!

It’s your usual hip flea market taking place in the coolest of all cool streets, Theobaldgasse, in the funky bar, 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, the fresh smell of old beer, Gin and tonics for breakfast

Flea market in the old gym at Brick-5

Turnhallen-Flohmarkt im September

When: SUN, September 22, 1pm–8pm
Where: Brick-5
Entry: free!

While this Sunday isn’t about getting a banging brunch or munching on the delicious GoSweetBakery cakes (while you can do these things too!) at the funky cafe, Turnhalle, in the 15th district. It is in fact about finding some treasures at their monthly flea market! Loads of stands will be set up in their cool space upstairs above the cafe for you to do your fleamarket hunt.

Recommended if you like: thrift shops, second-hand stuff, being a firm believer in one person’s junk is another person’s treasure,  searching through mounds of stuff to find what you want, if you believe that cake and shopping go hand in hand, Sunday shopping, vintage stuff, sustainable living, the thrill of the flea market hunt

Theatrical production following the crazy story of a guy trying to make it in Hollywood

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

When: SUN, September 22, 19:30pm
Where: Volkstheater
Entry: 9–55€, buy a ticket

Based on Horace McCoy’s 1935 novel, ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?’ this adaptation brings to life the story of Robert Syverten, a young man from Hollywood dreaming of becoming a film director. As you can imagine, it would be boring if he just got the job, so instead the story involves dance marathons, sex and murder. As the Volkstheater have done with many of their productions since 2016, the performance will be accompanied by German and English subtitles.

Recommended if you like: theatre productions, competitive dance, supporting theatre companies, being a culture vulture, learning how not to become a director in Hollywood, seeing a play in German while reading what’s happening in English.

A discussion hits that stage about the political scandal of 2019!

Die Ibiza-Affäre

When: SUN, September 22, 4pm–6pm
Where: Rabenhof Theater
Entry: sold out! But you might have luck!

The Falter magazine is hosting an evening of politics and discussion with special guests. All will be centered on the discussion of the infamous Ibiza scandal. Yup, but this talk isn’t as dry as you might be thinking. It’s actually full of insider information and interesting perspectives on the scandal that took down a government.

Tickets may be sold out, but you might have a chance to get one on Facebook, or in front of the venue!

Recommended if you like: Ibiza, talking politics, getting sucked in by Austrian scandals, real talk, information overflow, having your mind changed, interesting discourse, discussions that lead to new ideas

Catch a film at this Latin American film festival

First Iberoamerican Film Festival

When: September 12 – October 5
Where: Instituto Cervantes
Entry: tba

To help you make the most out of the rest of September and the beginning of October, the Spanish and Latin American institute, Instituto Cervantes, will be hosting a film festival.The festival is packed with quality cinema out of the Central and South American region. It’s the first time the festival is being held, but it’s sure to be a cultural journey. Check out the program, here. 

Recommended if you like: film festivals, paella, sangria, Spanish holidays, growing a moustache like a Mexican mariachi, an excuse to wear your sombrero, stories from afar

Take over the city with your bike at the Friday Nightskate

Experience the joy of Friday Nightskating

When: every week on Friday evening at 9pm
Where: Starts at Heldenplatz. The route changes every week
Entry: free!

Friday Nightskating will be happening throughout this month! Ring-a-ding-ding (that’s your bike bell resounding amongst hundreds of others on the night skate). 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!) Find all the details on the website. 

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

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 2019 in Vienna

When: September 6 – October 20, 11am–7pm
Where: Westlicht
Entry: 7€ (5€ reduced)

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 full of inspiration.

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

Be sure to get your daily dose of culture!

All the best culture and art events happening in Vienna right now

When: right now!
Where: various locations in Vienna, check out our guide!

With so many culture events taking place – be it exhibitions in museums, powerful plays on theatre stages, art shows that scratch that inspiration itch – getting your daily dose of culture in Vienna is easy-peasy. That is, if you have our awesome art and culture guide, which tells you all about the best events happening in Vienna right NOW. If you think we’re missing any important ongoing culture events, drop us a message on Facebook, Instagram, or the good old, oldschool way, via mail.

Recommended if you like: tilting your head slightly in front of a painting and putting your pensive face on, wearing odd socks, strolling through galleries and museums on rainy days, getting inspired by the great and the up-coming greats, being a creative, seeing how people interpret our crazy world through art.

Choose that outfit that makes you go – ‘damn, I look good!’ – and party away

The best parties happening every week in Vienna you shouldn’t miss

When: right now!
Where: various locations in Vienna, check out our guide!

This beautiful town of our’s got so much to offer, especially when it comes to parties. We’ve put together a list of the parties happening every week in Vienna. So if you’re up for some fun, be sure to check out our weekly party event guide. If you think we’re missing any important parties happening every week, drop us a message on Facebook, Instagram, or the good old, oldschool way, via mail.