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Everything you need to do this weekend in Vienna – 27 events

September 21, 2020

Everything you need
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in Vienna
- 30 event tips

September 21, 2020

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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 30 awesome things happening this weekend in Vienna:

A fair for the art lovers amongst us

International Art Fair viennacontemporary 2020

When: THU–SUN, September 24–27
Where: Marx Halle
Entry: from 13€ (online), 19 € at the doors, check the website for updates on tickets

Under the vast roof of the cattle shed turned event venue, the Marx Halle, contemporary art from all over Eastern and central Europe will flood the space. The viennacontemporary art fair – which hosts over 100 galleries from over 26 countries – prides itself for not only being a market place for art aficionados to browse, yet also a fair that showcases young up-and-coming artists.

The 4-day event will also see cinema screenings, guided tours and talks. Check out the programme on the viennacontemporary website.

Recommended if you like: the epiphany of discovery, being an artist, contemporary art, moody ambient music, wearing odd socks, very-very modern art

Image © viennacontemporary, photo: kunst-dokumentation.com

Spend a weekend browsing through a market full of pretty stuff

POTS und BLITZ – Keramik . Porzellan . Designmarkt

When: FRI–SUN, September 25–27, check the event for opening hours
Where: MQ – Museumsquartier
Entry: 5€

This one goes out to all the pottery lovers out there who enjoy looking at pretty things for hours (or days) on end and accidentally spending all of their money on beautifully crafted pottery! This Friday to Sunday, a market all about ceramics and porcelain will be happening at the MQ! It doesn’t matter if you’re just looking for new plates, or mugs, or if you’re trying to get your hands on some fancy–schmancy design pieces, this pottery market is worth stopping by at!

Recommended if you like: dreaming of a world where Google stops guessing you’re searching for Harry Potter whenever you google something about pottery, filling every corner of your home with pottery, getting clay for your birthday, convincing the person you live with that you need a big–ass sculpture in your living room, unique art

Celebrate Oktoberfest…on the beach

Oktober Beach 2020

When: FRI–SUN, September 25–27, check the event for opening hours
Where: Vienna City Beach Club
Entry: tba

It’s Oktoberfest o’clock at Vienna City Beach Club this weekend. Put on your Dirndl, or squeeze your sexy butt into some Lederhosen and get ready for the beachiest Oktoberfest in all of Vienna (and probably the world)! Besides the must–have Oktoberfest classics being on offer, you will also get to shake your booty to all sorts of music genres, from Pop, Rock, Schlager to House.

Recommended if you like: beer, using traditional clothing as an excuse to show off your sexy body, screaming at the top of your lungs when singing along to the songs at a party, having one too many, partying at the beach, the way you look in your Lederhosen

See this installation of a Beethoven-inspired dance performance

When: FRI&SAT, September 25–26, check the event for performance hours
Where: Kunsthistorisches Museum
Entry: 16€, buy a ticket

As a celebrated and gifted composer, Ludwig van Beethoven inspired ‘This Joy’, a 21st-century dance movement supported by Impulstanz, which you’ll be able to encounter on Friday and Saturday at the Kunsthistorische Museum.

Wait, did we say only dance? Because Tino Sehgal, along with his fellow artists, have spent the past year honing not just their rhythmic, but also their vocal, skills for this first-ever performance. To be a part of the audience that previews Sehgal’s new work, get your admission ticket for the exhibition BEETHOVEN MOVES. Plus your ticket will allow you to check out many other acts of Vienna’s International Dance Festival!

Recommended if you like: the idea of checking out the local music scene, music & dance festivals, looking through dance-classes you’ll probably never join, expression dance, remixes to original music, Singer/Songwriter Music

Check out Austria’s largest design festival

Get inspired at Vienna Design Week

When: September 25 – October 4
Where: All over town! Check out the programme & venues
Entry: varies, check the website for details!

For ten days, the city will become an open stage for design. This festival showcases how design is shaping our everyday lives and influences us as individuals. Design is defining our lifestyle, our taste and our aesthetic sense and the Vienna Design Week is here to remind us of exactly that. This festival shows that design can open eyes and bring solutions to many day to day issues.

Check out their website for the complete program and get ready for many days full of exhibitions, workshops, presentations, guided tours and talks on the subject of design.

Recommended if you like: graphic design, product design, having a juicer designed as a milk carton, when pretty things are useful things, wallpaper, fonts, design, getting inspired, exhibition-hopping

Howl with laughter at this Vienna-based American

International English Comedy Night

When: FRI, September 25, 8:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Shebeen
Entry: 17.18€, buy a ticket

The jolly people at Vienna Chuckles and Shebeen are proud to present an International English Comedy Night this Friday, with Reginald Bärris headlining. Reginald himself is American (albeit living in Vienna) who has brought his stand-up on multiple successful European tours and headlined in 20 countries and 50+ cities. It’s likely he’ll have you howling with laughter.

Recommended if you like: laughing at Americans, events that include a drink to get you nicely sozzled, laughing so hard you snort a little, when your stomach hurts from laughing, comedy shows, fun things to do with friends during the week.

Check out this concert

Ankathie Koi – Koi in Private

When: FRI, September 25, 9pm–10:30pm
Where: Wiener Konzerthaus
Entry: 10€, buy a ticket

This Sunday, the Pop musician, Ankathie Koi, will be performing at the beautiful Wiener Konzerthaus. Check out her music below:

Recommended if you like: music that gets under your skin, checking out local talent, being part of local festivals, swaying to the music like your a flimsy tree in the wind

Relive the golden Rap era at the Roxy Club

Boom Bap Fridays – Golden Era Rap

When: every Friday, 9pm–1am
Where: Roxy Club Vienna
Entry: TBA

What may sound like a new Instagram Hashtag is actually a celebration of Hip Hop you should be looking forward to every Friday. This American music-style originated in the East Coast and will be turning up at the intimate location of the Roxy Club every Friday. To check out updates about the recurring event, visit Roxy Club’s Facebook page!

Recommended if you like: old school RnB, moving your hips in a rather smooth manner, Rap and Hip Hop, underground club locations, low-riders

Listen to Beethoven and Mozart on the hills of the 19th 

When: FRI & SAT, September 25 & 26, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Where: Beethovensaal Heiligenstadt
Entry: 25€ (23€ students), buy a ticket

On the hills of Heiligenstadt, the musical ensemble, Wiener Cammerstyl, will be performing classical pieces by none-other than, but not only, Ludwig van Beethoven! The music-filled evening will be celebrating the chamber music’s anniversary and will take place right next to the Beethoven Museum. But like we mentioned, plenty of other composers will be honoured in the music program – From Haydn and Mozart, to composers that haven’t been heard of in a while, like Anton Eberl and Leopold Kozeluch (if you’re watching a movie set in Victorian times chances are you’ll hear their compositions in the background).

For more information on how to purchase your ticket, check out the event’s website!

Recommended if you like: Googling ‘da-da-da-daaa!’ instead of Beethoven’s 5th symphony, orgasmic classy concoctions of slippery sounds feeding into your earholes, brass music, the sound of a tuba, the sound of the word tuba, watching conductors do their thing, elevator music in a fancy hotel

Buy some cool antique stuff at this flea market

Fest der Kunstfreunde am Servitenplatz

When: FRI, September 25, 7am–5pm
Where: Servitenkirche
Entry: free!

There’s a flea market happening at Servitenplatz in the 9th district this Friday! Anyone who really loves sifting through bits and bobs to find rare trinkets and vintage-whatever will be happy to spend the day here.

Recommended if you like: anything old, using the words ‘vintage’ or ‘antique’, seeing beauty in some shabby stuff, sifting through bits and bobs, upping your bargaining-skills, buying way too many things

A festival full of culture and music out of the Czech Republic

Spektakel Kulturherbst

When: FRI–SUN, September 25–27, check the program for opening hours
Where: Spektakel
Entry: check program for entry prices

This Friday to Sunday, you get to travel all the way to the Czech Republic without leaving Vienna! All you have to do is show up at the cultural festival, Spektakel Kulturherbst! This festival looks to demonstrate the closeness of Austria and the Czech Republic when it comes to culture and mentality by giving you the chance to spend your weekend with Czech music, literature and art! 

Recommended if you like: feeling connected to your neighbours, cultural events, feeling sophisticated because of the events you enjoy going to, more about the Czech Republic than just their beer

Check out some talented Austrian musicians at this performance

SKE Fest: Knoedel & Lylit

When: FRI, September 25, 7am–5pm
Where: ORF Radiokulturhaus
Entry: 19€ (8€ students), buy a ticket

The Austrian musicians, Die Knoedel and Lylit, are having a concert at ORF Radiokulturhaus this Friday, in honour of the long-standing collaboration of the SKE and the ORF Radiokulturhaus. If you don’t know these artists yet, get on it! You’ll be supporting the Austrian music scene AND might walk out of this concert with some new favourite songs.

Recommended if you like: supporting the Austrian music scene, checking out new bands, clapping for other people’s talents, covid-safe concerts, spending your Friday night with music in your ears, having to keep your shoulders from wiggling with the music

Get ready for music and diversity at this kickstarter event

When: WED, September 23, 7pm–8pm
Where: Fluc + Fluc Wanne
Entry: Donations welcome!

This year, the publication, skug, will be celebrating, and you can be part of the creative process at their salon in Fluc. The event will be jumpstarted with the release party of Tony Renaissance’s EP Release Show, and in addition, the festivities will continue with an awesome DJ-line-Up ft. the Chinese-Polish artist, Ai fen. Music and lots of drinks? Cool! A skug talk with their chief-editor, Frank Jödicke, about music and media-related topics? Even Cooler! And the fact that the program takes place in various locations across the city is simply Ice! Check out their guide for an overview of the event!

Recommended if you like: partying in unique locations, deep conversations about every-day things, music that makes you go ‘Wow’, spontaneously breaking out in a breakdance or beatbox, electronic & pop music, music festivals

Party like its 1999!

90ies Club at The Loft – Last edition!

When: SAT, September 26, 9pm–1am
Where: The Loft
Entry: 1–8€ depending on when you arrive

When a decade brings us Britney Spears, Hanson, AND Destiny’s Child, we have to give props where props are due. Vienna’s first 90ies Club is being hosted at The Loft and will be bringin’ on the 90’s hits before they close down again (due to Corona)! Get out your chunky boots and grunge jeans – it’s time to party like its 1999!

Plus, you can also check out a coffin representing Austrian club culture, which was carried to the grave – symbolically speaking – as part of the last edition of ‘Rappers read Rappers’ that is now laid out as a memorial in The Loft Wohnzimmer. You can say goodbye, immortalize yourself on the coffin, take some selfies with it while listening to music from the 90s.

Recommended if you like: fluorescent singlets, Mariah Carey, doing the U turn, doing it like they do on the discovery channel, Nirvana, being masochistic with your music taste

A big ass record fair!

Vinyl und CD-Börse Wien Längenfeldgasse

When: SAT–SUN, September 26–27, 10am–5pm
Where: VHS Meidling
Entry: 5€

This weekend, you can extend your Vinyl and CD collection with new treasures as the VHS Meidling location hosts yet another CD and vinyl fair! You can hit up around 70 different market stalls of national, as well as international sellers, so hard decisions will be made when choosing what music you’ll take home with you. 

Recommended if you like: collecting more records than you could possible listen to, turning on some music as soon as you come home, feeling old school, boycotting spotify and itunes, showing off your music collection, watching Vinyls spin

Celebrate the release of an album while chilling by the pool

Fortunea Poolside Releaseparty

When: SUN, September 27, 3pm–10pm
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: free! Make sure to reserve via mail

Let’s seize the last warm days of summer by chilling at the pool while listening to a sick DJ line-up! The Viennese House label, Fortunea, is celebrating the release of their new album, Fortunea Cookies Vol. 3, at the Pratersauna!

The DJ line-up consists of 5 artists, who are all featured on the new album! If you’re into vinyls, you can also snatch up some awesome records from the label, Fortunea! Here’s a taste of what to expect:

Recommended if you like: going to pool parties even though it’s already autumn, not accepting that summer is over, album release parties, supporting local musicians, chilling at the pool more than being cramped into a club, extending your Vinyl collection

Go fleamarket hunting on a Sunday!

Sonnscheinbazar – Der Sonntagsflohmarkt

When: every Sunday, 10am–3pm
Where: Metastadt
Entry: free!

Mondscheinbazar is back for a Sunday sunshine edition at Metastadt, and this time it will actually be a fleamarket during the day! Hence, why they’ve called it Sonnscheinbazar. The market will offer up a vast hall filled with tables and racks full of handmade things, second-hand stuff, designer clothes, accessories and jewellery, as well as a bunch of the hippest food trucks Vienna has to offer.

Don’t forget to bring your facemask – it’s mandatory for this event to wear one!

Recommended if you like: moon light shopping during the day, unique locations, travelling for a bit to do some shopping, bargaining for a t-shirt, sandwiches from food trucks, sustainable living, the thrill of the flea market hunt, eating and drinking in your shopping breaks,

Don’t let the weekend drag at this drag-a-licious buffet with live performances

Queens Brunch at Villa Vida Cafe

When: every Saturday & Sunday from 10am & 1pm
Where: Villa Vida
Entry: 49€, buy a ticket

While this event doesn’t feature a valet massaging your jaw to aid the mastication of your royal Christmas dinner (alas), the Queen’s Brunch at the Villi Vida is undoubtedly a heap of fun. The international Drag Brunch Show phenomenon is back at Villa Vida Cafe, featuring fierce lip-sync and live singing performances from Vienna’s best local and international Drag Queens. There’s also a drag-a-licious, all-you-can-eat buffet with vegan options available, and all-you-can-drink ‘bottomless’ mimosas!

Recommended if you like: finding ways to make sure the weekend doesn’t drag, Drag Queens, brunch with added entertainment, never-ending buffets, cabaret, being queer, dressing up in outlandish outfits, LGBTQ+ events, lip-sync

One of the coolest art festivals in the city

When: TUE–SUN, September 22–27
Where: Wiener Gewerbehaus
Entry: free!

Few things can inspire the creative mind as much as the cutting edge art fair, Parallel Vienna, does each year. For the 8th time in a row, this art fair will transform unique buildings in Vienna into an exhibition center for both young and established artists. The framework welcomes art initiatives of all kinds to showcase art, from galleries to project spaces, curated spaces, and individual artists. It is as much a showcasing of local talents and trends as it is of networking and establishing new collaborations and professional platforms around art.
So if you ever feel like you are missing out on the overwhelming number of galleries and project spaces in this artsy city, get your dose of contemporary art, and a generous overview of local creatives at this funky fair. Find out more about how they transformed a former economics office to a contemporary space via their website.
Recommended if you like: quirky minds, creative stuff, a unique art festival, contemporary art, checking out the up-and-coming artists, when art goes mainstream

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

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 in Vienna

When: September 11 – October 25
Where: Westlicht
Entry: 8€ (5€ students)

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 will be displaying attention-grabbing photos at Westlicht gallery. The poignant, moving images that are always guaranteed at this exhibition of photojournalism’s greatest shots of the year, can be seen by anyone whose interest is remotely peaked in photography. 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

Check out these creative and cool animated films

Animace|Animácia: reanimated

When: MON–SUN, September 3–October 19
Where: Österreichisches Filmmuseum
Entry: varies, check the event page for details

If you’ve never seen some classic Czechoslovak, Czech, or Slovak cinematography, than from September to October, you’ll have the chance to go back in time at the Austrian Film Museum, where surrealistic puppet stories and animated films from these regions will be screened.

This means you’ll get to experience screenings of the past age that have inspired the works of Hollywood’s finest oddballs, like Wes Anderson, Tim Burton, and the Brothers Quay. For the complete program of the films, head on to filmmuseum.at and reserve your tickets while you’re at it!

Recommended if you like: reading classics, stories from afar, red velvet seats, foreign film festivals, movies with subtitles, flip-books and watching animations as a kid, watching behind the scenes videos from old DVDs 

Vienna’s horror and fantasy film festival is back!

11. /slash Filmfestival

When: THU–SUN, September 17–27,
Where: Filmcasino, Metro Kinokulturhaus,  Gartenbaukino and Schikaneder
Entry: TBA

Throughout September, 4 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 11th time the /slash Filmfestival is happening, and this time around will bring 40 movies (most of them showed twice) 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 programme on their website and check out their film festival trailer, below:

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

Get wasted while looking super sexy in traditional clothing

Ginger Wiesen

When: September 18 – October 3, 6pm–12am
Where: VIEiPEE
Entry: free! Only a numbered amount of people allowed, make sure to make a reservation

It’s time to display your sexy butt in your Lederhosn (and impress everyone around you with it) – from this Friday, every Wednesday to Saturday up until October 3, the so-called ‘Ginger Wiesen’ will be happening at VIEiPEE. But don’t think it’s just another random Oktoberfest – oh, no, no! You’ll get to drink your beers and schnapps while getting your fix of Hip Hop, Trap and RnB!

There are also cool extras waiting for you, such as a Mario Kart corner, board game rental and a free shot of schnapps if you show up in Lederhosn, or Dirndl! 

Recommended if you like: using traditional clothes as an excuse to show off your super sexy body, going to an Oktoberfest without having to listen to shitty music, Hip Hop, Trap, looking like you’re playing with an invisible basketball when you’re dancing, drinking your friends under the table, impressing your date with downing a beer

Get some insight into a fictional investigative custody cell

Geleemann, die Zukunft zwischen meinen Fingern

When: September 24 – October 2, 7:30pm
Where: Werk X – Petersplatz
Entry: 10–18€, buy a ticket

The premiere of the play Geleemann, die Zukunft zwischen meinen Fingern takes place at Werk X – Petersplatz this Thursday, and will be performed 5 more times until October 2nd. If you don’t like contradictions, this play might drive you nuts, as it’s about an inmate in investigative custody, who doesn’t see himself as murderer and rapist (like everyone else does) but as a poet.

Recommended if you like: contradictions (even if they drive you bananas), demanding content, feeling super grown–up because you enjoy going to the theatre, theatres more than cinemas, that feeling when you walk out of a play that made you feel a lot of things

Re-live American history at this meaningful musical

When: MON–SAT, September 21–October 4, check the event for the program
Where: Theater Drachengasse
Entry: varies, check the event page for details

At Theater Drachengasse, the streets of early 1960 America will be brought to you through Nina Simone’s eyes and musicalised by a theatre production of her hit song, ‘Four Women’. The killing of 4 girls that took place in Birmingham, Alabama led Ms. Simone to write a song about the tragic act of racism. Many years later, the playwright, Christina Ham, took the song from the recording studio to the theater stage. To follow the young girls, and to find out how life was after their passing, be sure to get your tickets!

Recommended if you like: musicals, movies & and shows based on a true story, music that brings people together, swing music, being curious of a time you never lived, Charlie Parker

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.