Everything you need to do this weekend in Vienna: 21 event tips

Everything you need to do this weekend in Vienna: 21 event tips

January 13, 2019

Everything you need
to do this weekend
in Vienna: 21 event tips

January 13, 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 21 awesome things happening this weekend in Vienna:


Ice skating wonderland with a picturesque background, anyone?

Wiener Eistraum 2019

When: January 18 – March 3, 10am–10pm
Where: Rathausplatz
Entry: varies, for more information check the website

The Wiener Eistraum is back for what is probably one of the most romantic things in a Viennese winter (or to get all of those bruises that you tell people you got in a bar fight). The winter wonderland that pops up in front of the Rathaus every year is up and running again and we’ll be bringing a group of friends, helmets and our phones up and ready to capture every moment. Check out the website for details, such as how much you’ll be forking out for entry and skate rental.

Recommended if you like: embarrassing yourself on a first date because you have two left feet on skates, doing pirouettes on the ice, sharpening your skates with a steely look in your eye, planning something romantic with your loved ones, trying out the moves from Starlight Express on ice

Connect with other women and hear refugees’ stories

Dinner with Vielmehr für Alle

When: FRI, January 18, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Where: private home (click here for the exact address)
Entry: 20€ donation to cover the cost of the food

Have you ever wondered how a refugee from Syria feels living in Vienna? Find out by hearing personal stories while also tasting delicious home cooked food from Syrian refugees. Hosted in a personal home, this intimate event is for women who want to connect in an open-minded environment while sharing stories and eating good food.

Recommended if you like: connecting with other women in Vienna, learning about new cultures, meeting new people, practicing your German over dinner, eating delicious home-made food, Syrian cuisine, hearing refugees’ stories

Get sweaty dancing to some Techno from this duo from Vienna

Dead Sea Diaries | Positive Life Force (aka. Sedvs & Peel live)

When: FRI, January 18, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: TBA

These two Techno-heads are producing their own music, playing it in clubs and have even started their own record label. They know how to turn respectable Viennese residents into a sweaty mob of moving bodies with their dark and dirty Techno. Sometimes we go to club nights like this just to feel young again – *sigh*, oh to be young.

Gepostet von Wechselstrom / Dead Sea Diaries am Sonntag, 9. Dezember 2018

Recommended if you like:  dark beats, Techno, getting home when the birds are chirping, döner time at 4am, feeling the floor shake under the bass

Listen to feel-good Tech-House from this French DJ

JOACHIM PASTOR – Pratersauna by Minima

When: FRI, January 18, 11pm–6am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: Presale – 13€, buy tickets, here, 15€ on the door

Coming to us from France, Joachim Pastor brings melody and a happy vibe to his dance floors, playing pop influenced feel-good Tech-House music. Dig out your dancing shoes, dust them off and get ready for a Friday night workout on Pratasauna’s dirty floors. Dirty. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: Tech-House music, dancing like you’ve got ants in your pants, live DJs, dirty floors, working out in public places, Pratersauna, closing your eyes and letting the rhythm move you, club nights

Soothe your heart and head after a hard week with this intimate solo show

Micah P. Hinson (US, Solo-Show)

When: FRI, January 18, 8pm–11pm
Where: Chelsea
Entry: 15€, get your tickets, here

Micah P. Hinson has come all the way from Texas to play his style of American music – a range of genres including Folk, Country, Rockabilly, orchestral music and ballads. Sometimes when we go to these kinds of intimate gigs we end up singing and then sobbing really loudly and embarrassing our friends. They don’t invite us anymore. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: listening to music in intimate locations that are so intimate you’re wearing other people’s sweat, dreamy and emotional music, singer/songwriters, American music, unique vocals, closing your eyes while dancing like a drugged up hippy

Slam poetry into people’s ear holes

Slam B @Literaturhaus Wien

When: FRI, January 18, 8pm–11pm
Where: Literaturhaus
Entry: Free!

The Slam B poetry slam at the Literaturhaus is back this Friday with 12 wordsmiths hitting the stage for 5 minutes and slamming their poetry out to a crowd of literary lovers. As always at this veteran of the slams, the applause is the vote, so be sure to cheer extra loud for your favourite poet.

Recommended if you like: poetry made for the modern day, the beauty to be found in words, audience participation, wordsmiths, people being bold, poetry, emotional events, getting inspired

Get all bendy while listening to some Hip Hop beats

90’s Hip Hop Yoga meets Neue Freunde Vienna

When: SAT, January 19, 7pm–12am
Where: Fokus Wien Zentrum
Entry: 29€ (incl. Pizza, sweets & drinks), buy a ticket

Up for some pizza, yoga, and Hip Hop beats? Then why not check out this event and join the Old Skool Hip Hop Yoga sessions that include pizza, sweets and drinks afterwards? To us, it sounds like the perfect combo and we’ll be there this Saturday with our yoga pants and fanny packs on.

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, being as flexible as a 14-year-old

Remember the Austrian singer/songwriter Falco in style

Falco Gedenknacht 2019 – Wer sich erinnert war nicht dabei

When: SAT, January 19, 9pm–4am
Where: Cabaret Fledermaus
Entry: reserve your tickets by emailing: reservation@fledermaus.at

For the 22nd time, Cabaret Fledermaus is helping us celebrate the Austrian legend, Falco. Be transported back to the Falco era with his music and other music from his time. Come for Falco, stay for the fun. Enjoy some Falco, here:

Recommended if you like: Falco, celebrating Austrian culture, big stilettos, old school 80s music, playing the air guitar in your underpants at home in your living room

FM4’s legendary birthday party goes off

Das FM4 Geburtstagsfest 2019

When: SAT, January 19, 8pm
Where: Ottakringer Brauerei
Entry: 37.20€, buy a ticket

The funky crowd from the beloved radio station FM4 will be celebrating their birthday in the second half of the month, and as usual, they’re hauling in some mighty talented music acts to celebrate with them. Check out their Facebook event for more details.

Recommended if you like: listening to FM4, having sex dreams about Riem Higazi and Stuart Freeman, having your nipples licked, sex with your socks on, parties at the Ottakringer brewery

Go nuts dancing to Drum n Bass on the best sound system in Vienna

CONTRAST presents Icicle (Entropy / Shogun Audio – NL)

When: SAT, January 19, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 10€

Hailing from the Netherlands, Icicle will do anything BUT keep you cool, given his music will make you lose your inhibitions and dance like a crazed monkey for hours. He’ll be playing at Grelle Forelle where you can experience the best sound system in Vienna and without a doubt the best sound system for Drum n Bass! Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: dark and dirty dance floors, drum n bass, your ears ringing the morning after from a bass overload, kissing random people in public toilets, Grelle Forelle

Get a little psychic while dancing to some Psytrance 

Psytrance Charity im Werk

When: SAT, January 19, 11pm–6am
Where: Das WERK
Entry: minimum donation of 10€

Wanna get a little hippy, a little trippy AND give something back to the community through charities Neunerhaus and Caritas? This party was made for you. Two floors of DJs are playing all night for no fee so you can dance and drink with a good conscious. BYO mushrooms. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: psytrance, dreadlocks, psychedelic music, ears ringing from a night of booming bass, stumbling out of the club when the sun comes up

Shake off your weekday blues to this Frankfurter’s Techno

Rhythm Science w/ Patrick Klein

When: SAT, January 19, 11pm–5am
Where: SASS Music Club
Entry: 10€, 5€ before midnight if you click “attending” on the Facebook event

Frankfurt’s Patrick Klein is in town this weekend and is ready to give you a reason to dance. His record label Traffic Records is being celebrated in the Techno world as boundary pushing and filling-the-gaps-between-the-genres. Tickets are half price if you head to the Facebook page and say you are “attending”. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: Techno music, partying, not getting out of bed for the entire Saturday, illegal substances, beer and cigarettes, bold men who wax their tattooed scalp (we don’t know where that one came from)

Go wild on Saturday to this dark and dirty Techno

Donauwelle w/ Eric Sneo

When: SAT, January 19, 11pm–6am
Where: Flex
Entry: 10€ before midnight / 12€ after midnight 

The party people at Flex and Donauwelle have done it again, this time bringing Eric Sneo from Germany. They’re already succeeding with their New Year’s resolution to bring the best Techno acts to Vienna. Now we have to focus on our New Year’s resolution to stop putting our keys in the fridge…

Recommended if you like: clubs that look like some crazy shit has gone down there, Techno, letting loose on a Saturday, humping like rabbits under a tree next to the Donau, people watching in clubs… you creep

Get in touch with your inner Bob Marley at this Reggae party

Reggae inna Arena – winter edition

When: SAT, January 20, 9pm-6am 
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 12€

These Reggae lovers couldn’t wait until summer to have their party so they’re doing a winter edition! There’s nothing like some chilled Reggae beats to transport you to warm summer days by the beach sipping rum – and they even have rum specials! They’ll be playing a range of Reggae related genres such as Dub, Roots, Ska and Rocksteady. Get your dancing shoes on! Check out the music, here:

Gepostet von Reggae Inna ARENA am Dienstag, 13. November 2018

Recommended if you like: feeling chilled, smokin da reefa, Reggae, Dub, Roots, Ska, Rocksteady, parties with a friendly vibe, trying to pretend winter isn’t happening

Hip Hop, RnB and Dancehall at Roxy

Fun Club /// Hip Hop, Rnb, Dancehall /// Roxy

When: SAT, November 24, 11pm–6am
Where: Roxy Music Club
Entry: Free (when you click ‘interested’ on the event)

All the music that can really get you jiving and diving this Saturday will be blasting out of some speakers at Roxy Club this Saturday. With all the Hip Hop, RnB and Dancehall to pull out your best (or worst) dance moves to, expect this Fun Club to be actually a lot of fun.

Recommended if you like: Hip Hop, RnB and Dancehall, getting down and dirty, partying in the 1st district, using the extra heat of august as a weight loss programme, twerking, shaking your booty

Enjoy live Jazz music every. single. Saturday.

Saturday Jazz at the Filmbar

When: SAT, January 19, 10pm
Where: Filmbar
Entry: TBA

Saturday equals Jazz at the Filmbar every week. This Saturday, you’ll be wowed by the talented musicians Helfried Valenta and Tom Wienland (who, by the way, is a strong believer of music being the healing force of the universe, which we find very sweet).

Recommended if you like: Jazz, people singing and playing instruments for you, talented musicians performing live, dedicating your life to music, when musicians of different genres get together and create magic

Celebrate the closing of a museum with a bang

Sperrstunde. Ein Abschied mit Pauken und Trompeten

When: January 19 – February 3
Where: Wien Museum am Karlsplatz
Entry: free!

Time to say goodbye at Wien Museum (for now). The museum is closing its doors (not forever). For the next few years, it will be renovated. But before it closes, they wanna celebrate a few times, and they wanna do this with special guided tours, family events, live music and even a theatre play. The entry will be for free, and it will take place on selected days and evenings over the next few weeks. Be sure to check out the event list for details.

Recommended if you like: celebrating goodbyes, reading philosophy books instead of magazines, getting your daily dose of culture, free culture events, Sunday strolling through museums

Flea market in the old gym at Brick-5

Turnhallen-Flohmarkt im Jänner

When: SUN, January 20, 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

Enjoy an evening of loling

Elisabeth Löffler / LizArt Productions – Fix me if you can

When: SUN, January 19 – TUE, January 29, 7pm–8:30pm
Where: 7stern
Entry: 9–17€, buy a ticket

Vienna-based artist Elisabeth Löffler will be inviting to her sit-down comedy, Fix me if you can, at Café 7stern in the next 10 days. She’ll be taking you on a personal and humorous journey through her childhood.

Recommended if you like: sit-down comedy, trying really hard to fix things, laughing so hard you snort a little, when your stomach hurts from laughing, when somebody’s laugh is funnier than their jokes

Find some new onesies and puzzles at this kid’s stuff flea market

Baby und Kindersachen Flohmarkt

When: SUN, January 20, 12pm–6pm
Where: Greisslerei 8
Entry: free!

Are your kid’s snow pants riding half-way up their calf? There’s still a bit of winter left so, um, hit up this baby/kid stuff flea market and find something gently used to last you through to next year. And, while you’re at it, freshen up your wooden toy collection at great prices.

Recommended if you like: stuff for your kids, gently used baby clothes, never used kid’s toys at a great price, peanut butter smeared on your shirt, fighting other parents for the best finds, flea markets, saving a euro

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.