Everything you need to do this week in Vienna - 37 event tips

Everything you need to do this week in Vienna – 46 event tips

May 20, 2019

Everything you
need to do this
week in Vienna
- 46 event tips

May 20, 2019

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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 46 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:

 

Enjoy some live Rock music at Wiener Stadthalle

George Ezra (UK) • Wien

When: MON, May 20, 6pm–11pm
Where: Wiener Stadthalle
Entry: 45€, get your tickets, here

Don’t you just love that Budapest song? It always gets us in the mood for a train ride east. George Ezra will be here in Vienna singing that song (and presumably other songs) at Stadthalle. We can’t wait to hear that song live. We hope he plays it at least 3 times. Get in the mood, here:

Recommended if you like: George Ezra, cool songs about Budapest, going to Budapest on the train all because you heard this song and it put you in the mood to explore a different city, wearing suspenders and playing your guitar at parties, Stadthalle

Start your week with some yoga in the park

Yoga im Park, Augarten Wien

When: every Monday, 6:30pm–8pm, check Facebook event in case it’s cancelled due to bad weather
Where: Augarten (meet at the Bunkerei bar)
Entry: free donation! Don’t forget to bring your own yoga mat and a towel (rec. 10€ donation)

How does a yoga session in the park sound to start your week off? Well, every Monday evening, a session by Just Yoga It with Aubrey will be going down in the beautiful surrounding of the Augarten on Monday evening. Bring your yoga mat, your desire to find inner peace, and your best downward dog moves. To get involved, just turn up at the Bunkerei bar at 7pm. It all begins with some meditation to ensure you can come down from the day first.

Recommended if you like: yoga, secret spy yogi stuff, being as flexible as a 14-year-old, doing downward dog, ‘ommm’ experiences, finding inner peace after work, doing yoga while watching the sunset, that moment when you squeeze out a little fart during yoga that nobody can hear

Show off your wealth of knowledge at this quiz night

Amnesty Youth Wien Pub Quiz

When: MON, May 20, 7:30pm–11pm
Where: Polkadot
Entry: free! Register, here

It’s a quiz night! We love quiz nights. We love winning. And we almost always do. And we’re not humble about it. This quiz will give you a chance to show off what you know about the EU and human rights. Are you ready?? Or, should we say, EU ready? (Probably not. Nah, we probably should have stopped before we said that one.)

Recommended if you like: quiz nights, getting better and better with every beer, showing off what you know about the EU and human rights in Europe, showing off what you know about pretty much anything at all, Polkadot

Teach the kids about bees at this workshop

Bienen-Workshop am Weltbienentag

When: MON, May 20, 3pm–5:30pm
Where: Mamilade – Lalaland Lachen Lernen
Entry: 10€ while the discount lasts, get your tickets, here

Have your kids been asking you, “what’s the buzz about bees?” We know, that was a knee slapper. This workshop will teach kids about bees and the important role they play in our ecosystem. The kids will even get a certificate for completing the course! We’re a little jealous. We love getting certificates.

Recommended if you like: bees, games and informational activities that help your kids learn about bees, things about our environment that are only possible thanks to bees, taking the kids to an educational event, certificates of accomplishment

Downward dog with a view over Augarten and a smoothie bowl

Rooftop Yoga & Smoothiebowl

When: every Tuesday, at 6:30pm
Where: Augarten
Entry: 22€, buy a ticket
Equipment: bring your own yoga mat!

A yoga session with a view will be going down in the beautiful surroundings of the Augarten park (almost) every Tuesday. Bring your own yoga mat, your desire to find inner peace, and your best downward dog moves. The Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes will be hosted on a weekly basis by the studio Yoga & Juliet. Check the Facebook event page for cancellations. The exact location in Augarten will be announced after you’ve registered for the class.

Recommended if you like: doing the warrior pose, ‘ommm’ experiences, doing yoga while watching the sunset, brining your golf clubs and hitting golf balls off a roof when nobody’s looking, yoga, stretching, working out and deserving a satisfying meal, the healthy life, looking down on people (literally)

Join the birthday celebrations of the Bob Dylan of Praterstern

Der Nino aus Wien – Geburtstagsshow im Flex

When: TUE, May 21, 8pm–11pm
Where: Flex
Entry: 21€, buy a ticket

The Bob Dylan of Praterstern aka. der Nino aus Wien is celebrating Bob Dylan’s birthday, which happens to be on the same day as his own birthday. You can join him at the Flex this Tuesday where he’ll also present his latest album.

Recommended if you like:  the idea of checking out the local music scene, pop music, singer/songwriter music, birthdays, Bob Dylan

Eat tacos until you pop

Taco Tuesday | Taco Tante

When: every Tuesday, 5pm–12am
Where: Taco Tante
Entry: free!
Special offer: buy one taco, get one free

Taco Tante is having Taco Tuesday. And, now that we’ve said that, you’ve probably stopped reading and are RUNNING to Taco Tante to wait for Tuesday to come. But we’ll just go ahead and tell (probably) nobody that the tacos will be buy one get one free and there will be all sorts of crazy drink specials as well. Now that we’ve said that, we’re heading to Taco Tante to wait for Tuesday to come!

Recommended if you like: tacos, eating lots of tacos without paying lots for them, seeing if you can get an entire taco in your mouth at one time (jk, that’s not possible…or is it?), wearing a sombrero the entire day because you’re so excited for Taco Tuesday, Taco Tante

Rock out with your socks out at WUK

Built To Spill | WUK Wien

When: TUE, May 21, 7pm–
Where: WUK
Entry: 25€, get your tickets, here

Feeling in the mood for the big sounds and feels of some American Indie Rock? Well, wait no more, friends! Built to Spill is coming to WUK on Tuesday to pump your ear drums and your hearts full of Indie Rock lovin’. And nothing feels better than lovin’ in your ear drums. Yea, we’re not sure where we were going with that either. Check it out, here:

Recommended if you like: Indie Rock in your ears and your heart, bands from Idaho, USA (how many can there be…?), wearing your socks out, rocking out with said socks out, the color fuchsia, WUK

Party and drink in the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunstschatzi – Cocktailbar & DJ-LineUp

When: TUE, May 21, 7pm–11pm
Where: KHM – Kunsthistorisches Museum
Entry: 16€, buy a ticket

The beautiful Kunsthistorisches Museum will open its doors this Tuesday for a night of drinking and mingling in their very regal Kuppelhalle. With the art and incredible architecture already there, the museum will complement the atmosphere with groovy music and bartenders that know their stuff thrilling your taste buds with neat and new cocktail creations.

Recommended if you like: partying where the art is at, spilling drinks on precious art, sipping down your cocktail while contemplating the beautiful paintings, drinking in new places

Go to a book reading

Ladys, Lust & Leidenschaft – Buchpremiere

When: TUE, May 21, 7pm–10pm
Where: Phil
Entry: free!

Karin Rick’s newly published narrative, Ladys, Lust & Leidenschaft is being presented at Phil on Tuesday with live music and a dramatic reading. Don’t miss this queer and satirical celebration of her new book. And try not to spill your coffee all over your neighbor when you laugh like you did last time. That was embarassing.

Recommended if you like: cafe Phil, queer and satirical evenings of merriment, book readings with live music, celebrations of new works, supporting writers in Vienna, drinking your coffee and not spilling it on your neighbor

Go crazy at this Punk Rock concert and dance to this band’s new album

Bad Religion + No Fun At All u.a. I Arena Wien Open Air

When: TUE, May 21, 5:30pm–10:45pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 41€, get ’em here or at the doors

This American Punk Rock band has been around since the 80s and they never stopped making music. This time, they’re on tour celebrating the new album they’ve just released, which goes by the name of “Age Of Unreason”. These guys haven’t aged at all so make sure to hydrate yourself well if you want to try to keep up with their energy. Check out their new album as well as some of their older stuff, you may come along some songs you already knew from your childhood.

Recommended if you like: untying your bun and swinging your hair along to the rhythm, ordering a beer and then spilling it out on the dance floor just to get things a little stickier, Punk Rock, wearing your underwear backwards, Bad Religion, Arena Wien

An Austrian beer festival

10. Wiener Bierfest

When: WED–SUN, May 22–26, from 11am
Where: Am Hof
Entry: free!

For 4 days, beer lovers will be able to enjoy different kinds of Austrian beers (apparently around 200 different ones!!!) to refresh on these (hopefully) sunny days approaching. From blond beers to black beer and scented beers, you’ll find handcrafted beers from a total of 40 breweries! The only thing you have to worry about is how to get home afterwards.

Recommended if you like: sunny days with cold beers, day-drinking, praying to the almighty hops god, speaking in craft beer terminology, beer foam moustaches

Get smarter by going to a talk at the WU

Darf man das sagen?

When: WED, May 22, 6pm–8pm
Where: WU – Wirtschaftsuniversität
Entry: free! Register, here

This talk at the WU is taking on the topic of freedom of speech. Should it be an absolute right? Or are there limits? In a social climate that seems to be breeding hate speech and evil internet trolls, should there be restrictions to what people are and are not allowed to say? Get out to the talk and decide for yourself.

Recommended if you like: freedom of speech, our rights and our privileges, thinking about the limitations of freedom of speech, thinking about what you think about a subject, hearing smart people talk about sensitive topics, WU

Get your Hip Hop fix at Flex this week

Masta Ace & Marco Polo // Flex Vienna

When: WED, May 22, 8pm–11:30pm
Where: Flex
Entry: 24.20€, get your tickets, here

Are you a true rebel? We are too. That’s why we’re going out on a WEDNESDAY! Bam. So rebellious. If you want a night of hot Hip Hop, then Flex is the place to be this Wednesday. Catch this rapper from Brooklyn while he’s here. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: rappers from Brooklyn, deep lyrics that make you nod your head a little, Hip Hop music, lots of cuss words, going out on a Wednesday like a real rebel, calling in sick on Thursday because you couldn’t handle going out on a Wednesday, Flex

Empower yourself and others at this month’s Sorority meeting (for women only)

Sorority-MV im Mai

When: WED, May 22, 7pm–10pm
Where: Die Requisite
Entry: free!

Sorority, the independent association for the cross-industry networking of entrepreneurial women in Austria, is having their general member meeting this Wednesday night at Requisite. Come by, no matter if you’re a member or not, to enjoy an evening of great brain stimulation, new ideas, inspiration and to meet new people (females, of course) in a similar situation as you.

This time, the focus of the talks will be on men, specifically what role can they play in the feminist struggle.

Recommended if you like: feminism, empowering yourself and others, social change, talks on body image, new ideas, opening your mind, meeting new people, reflecting on social issues through the lens of feminism, meeting kick*** women, owning a vagina

Get yourself to this pop-up wine tavern

Falstaff Pop-Up-Heuriger 2019

When: THU, May 23, 4pm–11pm
Where: Kursalon
Entry: 15€, get your tickets, here

Do yourself a favor and come to this pop-up event at Kursalon where you’ll be able to taste some of the best local wines and delicacies. There will be a presentation of the new Falstaff Heurigen & Buschenschank Guide 2019. And you’re going to want to get your hands on one of those. It’s like the treasure map to all the best wines in Austria! All this in the swanky setting of the Kursalon. What more could you want?

Recommended if you like: wine, pop-up bars, tasting all the local wines (and we mean all of them), wearing your best slacks, bringing a date and impressing them with such a cool event, doing the thing where you swish the wine around in your mouth as if you’re brushing your teeth with it

Try various wine sorts at this event and wake up in a bush the next day

2. Belgrader Weinsalon in Wien

When: THU, May 23, 2pm–9pm
Where: MQ – Museumsquartier
Entry: 18€ online, 20€ on the spot

If you’re a wine expert, or like to act like one, or if you just like drinking lots of wine, then this is the place to be this Thursday. In the so called “Ovalhalle” of the Musuemsquartier, which is located directly left of the main entrance, you’ll be able to enjoy over 200 different sorts of top notch wine, 50 types of Rakijas, as well as plenty of original cocktails. The whole wine selection is made in Serbia as well as in other regions from ex-Yugoslavia. Extra points if you can remember anything that happened at the event the next day!

Recommended if you like: having the experience of drinking wine that costs over 3€ a liter, acting as if you could guess the origin and the age of the wine, acting as if you liked the taste of wine but really just looking forward to getting drunk, meeting new people, MQ

Check out this roaring night of ’20s Bohemian fun & games

Where the Wild Things Are

When: THU, May 23, 9pm–11pm
Where: Mendez Vienna
Entry: Free! (like all the good things in life)

Behind a velvet curtain, in the back of a Vienna café, a world of 1920s Bohemian fun & mischief will come to life where you can hide from the world for a while… and go wild. 1920s Jazz Age and Big Band Swing music will play loud overhead and make standing still impossible. Dance will be contagious, Bohemian decadence will be let loose, and so will the desire to misbehave and mingle with strangers.

We’re not serious about much, but we’re dead serious about the ‘Wild’ part in this night’s name. Wear what you want, flirt without holding back, express yourself as you are and celebrate being young and life being grand. Classic cocktails – think Tom Collins, Martini, Side Car, Old Fashioned –will be shaken and served, all at prices that won’t have you shy to keep them flowing.

Where the Wild Things Are is a night about having a wonderful time, of being young and free, while outside the world is falling apart in the hands of pessimism and a bunch of old white guys.

Recommended if you like: wild nights, living on the unusual side of life (wherever that may be), nostalgia of a time you never lived, classic cocktails, dancing until your feet hurt and the music won’t let you stop

Go to a birthday party for Justizclubbing

15 Jahre Justizclubbing Geburtstagsfest in der Pratersauna

When: THU, May 23, 7pm
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 5€ before 9pm, 10€ after

Justizclubbing is having its 15th birthday party and let us be the first to congratulate them. Congratulations! Like most 15-year-olds, they plan on partying like wild animals. Join them at Pratersauna for a night of drinking, dancing, and birthday partying. Catch the live performance from Eli Preiss in the garden! Check it out, here:

Recommended if you like: 15th birthday parties, wearing crop tops when it’s still pretty cold outside, helping someone else celebrate their birthday by getting really drunk at their party, live shows in a garden, Pratersauna

Witness the newcomers of the comedy scene

English Comedy Open Mic @ Luster

When: THU, May 23, 7:30–10:30pm
Where: Luster
Entry: Free! Donations welcome

This open mic comedy night that launched this year has seen some good laughs. The crew from “N2O Comedy Club – Vienna” is behind it, and they’re serving up the laughs at the funky bar, Luster. Expect a night that will make you laugh (hopefully!). And if you’re brave enough, give it a go yourself and join the newcomers on stage.

Recommended if you like: laughing so hard you snort a little, when your stomach hurts from laughing, spitting out your water like they do in the movies, when somebody’s laugh is funnier than their jokes, comedy shows, fun things to do with friends during the week

Party it up at Fluc this Thursday

Soziologiefest – Wir rütteln am Eskalierbaum

When: THU, May 23, 10pm–6am
Where: fluc + fluc wanne
Entry: 3€

We don’t exactly know what this party is about. But whether you have something specific to celebrate, like finished exams or still being alive after three weekdays or even nothing particular at all, you should relax and just shake your ass a little. Burn some calories. The DJs will make sure to fit the vibe with some House/Techno music or similar stuff. Get celebrating, here:

Recommended if you like: celebrating your existence, celebrating exams being over, celebrating nothing at all, dancing all night long, meeting new people, folding your legs behind your head and making a human pretzel, table football, Fluc

Grab some beers and enjoy some heavy Viennese Rock & Roll

Surf & Psych! Balu & the Surfgrammeln / Portobello Express

When: THU, May 23, 8pm–11pm
Where: Chelsea
Entry: 12€

Two Viennese Rock & Roll bands are ready to make the club shake this Thursday at Chelsea. Prepare for some Surf vibe samples as well as some Psychedelic Rock. If you don’t listen to music on your headphones with the highest volume, you better make sure to take your earplugs with you or you might not be able to handle the decibels. Such a funny word, isn’t it? Decibels… Grab some beers and enjoy the night!

Recommended if you like: Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock, small venues with lots of people, funny little words like “decibel”, protecting your ear drums with ear plugs, wearing mismatching shoes and seeing if anybody notices, Chelsea

Enjoy a good sunny day with some good ass food

BOKU Sommernachtsfest

When: THU, May 23, 3pm–9pm
Where: Exner-Haus
Entry: free!

Only a few days before the exam marathon starts for most students in Vienna and BOKU University is hosting this outdoor party to make sure everyone can have some laughs before the long period of pure struggle and no social life begins. There will be some music, as well as lots of food and drinks. Now all we need is some sun and the day can begin. See ya there!

Recommended if you like: relaxing in the sun, not studying for exams, passing all of your classes anyway, sometimes not passing all of your classes because you’re a rebel, enjoying some good food, getting drunk midday, good vibes, BOKU

Check out this book presentation about the Calle Libre street art festival

Cinco / Book Presentation / Exhibition

When: THU, May 23, 7pm–10pm
Where: Hotel Altstadt
Entry: free

With the book presentation and exhibition “Cinco”, the guys and gals from our beloved street art festival, Calle Libre, will bring you 5 years of Calle Libre Festival. They’ve got everything covered from Graffiti tours to film screenings to painting trainers. Swing by Hotel Altstadt this Thursday and check out the exhibition with selected works from the Calle Libre collection.

Recommended if you like: graffiti, street art in all shapes and sizes, mini parties, urban design, all the art all over your face, book presentations, festivals of all sorts, getting your daily dose of culture, art exhibitions

Summer Afterwork party at Le Jardin

Le Jardin Afterwork | Kleinod Stadtgarten

When: THU, May 23, 5pm–2am
Where: Cafe Français Stadtpark
Entry: free!

Nobody does it like the French and while we have no idea what we mean by ‘it’, you know it’s true. Ok, enough of the jibber-jabber, the French cafe that popped up in the city’s Stadtpark is back with its popular afterwork drinks event. At this lovely soiree, there will be, well, drinks… music by Nikolaus & Friends, and a lovely garden to enjoy all these shenanigans in. C’est la vie!

Recommended if you like: “The secret garden” book, after work chill, being bourgeoisie, classy drinks, feeling yourself as a good life connoisseur, laughing in a exaggerated way even when you don’t find something funny

Get out for some Alternative Rock on Thursday

Taskete! (DE) • Wien

When: THU, May 23, 8pm–10:30pm
Where: Das Werk
Entry: 5€ before 9pm, 10€ after

Thursday is practically Friday which means it’s practically the weekend which means it’s time to go out! Get your Saturday pants out on a Thursday and feel like real wild child. Taskete will be bringing you all sorts of weekend vibes with their live show at Das Werk. Check it out, here:

Recommended if you like: pretending a Thursday is a Saturday, wearing your Saturday pants on a Thursday, letting your beard grow out, chugging fizzy water and then saying, “oooooohaaaa” when it burns going down, Alternative Indie Rock, Das Werk

Check out this very personal performance at Werk X Petersplatz

DAD LEFT von Victoria Halper

When: May 23 – May 29, 8pm–9:30pm
Where: Werk X-Petersplatz
Entry: 20€ normal ticket, check pricing details, here

The essay performance, DAD LEFT, at Werk X revolves around leaving and not coming back. With it, Victoria Halper is asking questions about origin, home and absence. For this performance, she drew the inspiration from her personal experience of her dad’s death. Get out to this moving performance and maybe work through some of your own stuff while you’re there.

Recommended if you like: stories with meanings, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, people coming and going, getting your daily dose of culture, true stories

Picture © private

Weekend-long crafts market and food stalls

Salon Jardin 2019 – Wiens Gartensalon

When: FRI–SUN, May 24–26 | FRI: 2pm–7pm, SAT: 10am–7pm, SUN: 10am–6pm
Where: Salon Jardin
Entry: 8/6€ (free for under 15 years old)

This is not just a salon (whatever that is), but a market, as well. As the Summer creeps in, so are all the outdoor markets and this one in the beautiful gardens of the Hetzendorf Castle is no exception. With crafty stalls selling everything from flower arrangements to interior decorations, and there’ll be plenty of food to picnic your way into an afternoon siesta on a rug. This is always a really beautiful event to spend a day at. For programme details, check their website.

Recommended if you like: arts and crafty stuff, crafty people, picnicking like a mo-fo, siestas at any time of day, napasuarus, organic food, using French words to make things sound fancier

Big-ass festival on the Donaukanal 

Donaukanaltreiben 2019

When: FRI–SUN, May 24 – May 26, 12am–10pm (Find the program highlights, here)
Where: various locations around the Donaukanal
Entry: free!

The Donaukanaltreiben will be back at the end of May and, even though it’s one day shorter this year, it’s bringing with it all of the live music performances, markets, food trucks it always delivers. It seems to grow every year, and so does its popularity. You often hear people on the Donaukanaltreiben weekend asking – ‘have you been down to the canal? you can’t move! there’s so many people!’ This is one of the greatest free music festivals this city serves up. Pro tip: Bring your own drinks as the queues at most of the venues along the canal are enough to make you jump into the water! Check out their website, so you can start planning what acts you’ll camp by the stage for.

Recommended if you like: drinking in the sun, free concerts, following the smell of weed, dangling your legs over the edge of the canal, being part of the crowd, festivals that keep you out for three days in a row, all kinds of music genres in one place, the idea of jumping into the Donaukanal because you’re a bit too drunk to realise how disgusting the water actually is

Protest to protect our planet

2. Weltweiter Klimastreik – Wir streiken bis ihr handelt!

When: FRI, May 24, 9am–2pm
Where: Heldenplatz
Entry: free!

Our climate is in crisis. Now is the chance to do something about it. Join like-minded people at this massive march to protest and protect our environment. Get out there and learn about how you can do your part and feel good about what you’ve done at the end of the day.

Recommended if you like: going to a protest march, doing your part to save the environment, meeting other people who feel the same way you do about the state of our environment, walking long distances, yelling a lot, taking power into your own hands

Get a piece of art at this auction!

19. WestLicht Photo Auction

When: FRI, May 24, 5pm
Where: Westlicht
Entry: free!

If you’re an art-lover with a wiry and curly moustache (or even an art lover with no moustache) – this is an event for you! The WestLicht Photo Auction has become a regular event on the Viennese art scene, and this Friday it will take place for the 18th time. Take a look at the online catalogue to see if something’s of interest to you and head to Westlicht on Friday to snatch yourself a hot new piece (legally, of course).

Recommended if you like: photography, buying art, meeting other artsy people, hanging thought provoking and bold art on your walls, spending all your hard-earned money on yet another piece of art, having stuff in your house that inspires you

Picture © WestLicht Photo Auction

A smorgasbord of architectural events

Architekturtage 2019 – Architektur bewegt

When: FRI–SAT, May 24–25, 3pm–9pm
Where: Various locations in Vienna
Entry: depends on the event

This Friday and Saturday, a number of events are happening across the city in honour of the Austrian day of Architecture! We know, we didn’t know it was a thing either… until now. With everything from tours to video essays, there is a lot to check out was part of this architecture festival (check tout he full programme), and with events running at different times and lengths, there is definitely enough to suit anyones palat.

Recommended if you like: Architecture in all its weird and wonderful forms, tours, learning a little bit of detail about the city you live in so you can throw out random facts to impress your visitors, mini adventures, seeing behind the scenes

Picture © Musaccchio Lannielloj

Catch this German DJ live in Vienna

Boris Brejcha in Concert – WORLD TOUR 2019 & Album Release

When: FRI, May 24, 11pm–6am
Where: Marx Halle
Entry: 30€, get your tickets, here

We know it’s been a rough week for you. You tried some new things and they didn’t all go well. Including that new toothpaste you tried out. Nope, didn’t go well at all. This Friday, take it back to the things you know work for you. Like going out for some live music at Marx Halle. Boris Brejcha will be serving up some Electronic bliss to bring you back down after this weird week. Check it out, here:

Recommended if you like: German DJs, Electronic music, live music at Marx Halle, coming out of your funk after a long week, wearing all black which isn’t difficult because you only own black clothes, vodka and orange juice in the morning, Marx Halle

Check out this talented musician up on stage at the WUK

FM4 Indiekiste mit William Fitzsimmons

When: FRI, May 24, 7pm–11pm
Where: WUK
Entry: 32.40€, buy a ticket

On stage at the WUK this Firday will be William Fitzsimmons, a romantic and honest talented musician (that we personally adore). We expect it to be quite the emotional night. Check him out, here:

Recommended if you like: romantics, Electronic music with soul, getting emotional at a concert and telling a stranger you’ve always loved them,

Celebrate an album release from this Indie singer songwriter

Ella Deer – Debut EP ‘Liquid Sun’ Release Konzert

When: FRI, May 24, 8pm–10pm
Where: 7Stern
Entry: donations welcome

Ella Deer will be soothing all your cares and worries this Friday at Cafe 7Stern. She’ll be releasing her debut EP so this is a big night for her. You’re going to love her music so this is going to a big night for you too. A big night for everyone. We’re making big promises over here. Ooh, now we just made ourselves nervous. It’ll be a big night for us too! Check it out, here:

Recommended if you like: singer songwriters, supporting female artists, supporting artists who are releasing their debut EP, big nights for everyone involved, playing the guitar at parties after everyone’s really drunk and almost asleep, 7Stern

Enjoy an open air party by a few party specialist

Better Be Nice x Ganz Genau – Free Open Air am Donaukanal

When: SAT, May 25, 2pm–6am
Where: Flex
Entry: free!

We’re sick of this crappy weather and we’ve been summoning an outdoor party with live music with our magical powers. We’re happy to announce our magical powers have worked and that there will be an outdoor party with a s***t-ton of music this weekend. Get over to Flex and outdoor-party your a** off to the sounds of the party people from Better Be Nice and Ganz Genau  Get in the mood, here:

Recommended if you like: having magical weather powers, finally being able to party outdoors, using your magical powers as a summoning tool for good weather activities, feeling like everyone should thank you for summoning such a cool party, a night full of DJs and dancing under the starry sky

Lose your pants at this crazy Electro / Techno party

Funkroom w Jensen Interceptor

When: FRI, May 24, 11pm–6am
Where: Das Werk
Entry: 10€ < 00:01 > 12€

This Friday, you have the chance to experience a heavy night of crazy up-tempo – as well as down-tempo– Electro & Techno music delivered by talented DJs like Germany’s Jensen Interceptor. Make sure to check out his stuff, below. We recommend sleeping well the night before and hydrating well at the club. You never know how crazy you’ll get at a party like this. By the way, you can try and get in for free between 11pm and 11:15pm. Maybe you’ll make it.

Recommended if you like: Electro & Techno, hot German DJs, seeing if you can breath through your nose and swallow beer at the same time – you can’t know until you try, pretending like you already studied for exams even though you haven’t started yet, looking for your left shoe after the party, Das Werk

Get out for some real Rock n Roll

Saint Agnes • Wien

When: FRI, May 24, 8pm–11pm
Where: Chelsea
Entry: 14.80€, get your tickets, here

London based Rock n Roll band, Saint Agnes, is coming to town. You know how everyone’s been telling you you need to loosen up and live a little? Well, we think a good Rock n Roll concert is the first step to properly loosening up. Get into it, here:

Recommended if you like: Rock n Roll, loosening up and living a little, loud music and bright lights, 50 shades of brown alcohol, wearing really heavy boots and sometimes kicking trash cans with them for no reason, Chelsea

Take over the city with your bike at the Friday Nightskate

Experience the joy of Friday Nightskating

When: season opening is May 10, 9pm. Then every week on Friday at 9pm
Where: Starts at Heldenplatz. The route changes every week
Entry: free!

Friday Nightskating is returning 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!)

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

Grab a kickass cocktail or 2 in the sun at the Uni

Like cocktails in the sun? 3+ words for you – the ÖH WU Cocktailstand 2019

When: 4pm-9pm on various days throughout May
Where: WU
Entry: free!

Every year in May, the Economics University of Vienna’s student union opens a popup cocktail bar and it’s fucking awesome. Not only because it’s set within the surroundings of the funky looking WU campus, but also because the cocktails are damn cheap! So cheap that you can be there from 4pm when it opens to 9pm when it closes sipping away the whole time, without any guilt or fear of looking at the bill. Plus, the cocktails are made well, and work as the perfect summer drinks. Check out the Facebook event to find out on what days the pop up bar will be… popping up.

Recommended if you like: cocktails for a price that allows you to drink 3 or 4 without hurting your bank account, colourful and summery drinks, being a Uni student, pretending to be a Uni student to get cheap cocktails, open air drinks in crazy cool settings

Get your movie fix from Down Under

Filmkontinent Australien

When: April 4 – June 4
Where: Film Museum
Entry: €10.50

Get yourself cultured (it’s about time, don’t you think) and take in some Australian film. The Film Museum presents 100 years of Australian cinema from April to June and gives us the chance to learn more about this vast continent, besides that it has poisonous spiders and scary, scary sharks (although this definitely remains true). From classics like Crocodile Dundee or the Mad Max tetralogy to some very niche productions that impressed over the decades, this retrospective will make you the ultimate movie expert when it comes to cinematography from the land Down Under. Get the full program and tickets, here

Recommended if you like: Australian film, Australian accent, learning about Australia without actually going over and getting bitten by a deadly spider, niche movies, Crocodile Dundee, nice films, The Film Museum

Annual culture festival

Wiener Festwochen 2019

When: SAT, May 11 – SUN, June 16

This multidisciplinary art festival offers up 5 full weeks of the city embracing the culture and arts scene from a range of different angles. In past years, some of the stuff in the program has been avant garde to the point of being confusing, and some of the stuff caters to the age old crowd that have been going to the festival for years. One thing is for sure –  you’ll always experience something new at the Wiener Festwochen. May 10 will mark the beginning of the 5 week festival, during which every night there will be something happening. You should check out the program now if you’re into this sort of ‘tang.

Recommended if you like: being an art lover, being super curious and open to new experiences (don’t worry – you don’t have to get your clothes off for these new experiences), being inspired every night of the week

When a cocktail beach bar meets yoga

Yoga am Strand, powered by YOGAlounge

When: every Sunday until September 15, 10am–19
Where: Strandbar Hermann
Entry: free!
Equipment: some yoga mats will be there

The oh-so-famous beach bar Strandbar Hermann, a hotspot in Vienna when it comes to relaxed drinks on a summer night, turns into a yoga hot spot in summer. Every Sunday morning during summer, teachers from Yogalounge studio will be guiding you through Hatha yoga classes with the group energy in focus. After a relaxing yoga session, you can stay at the beach bar and enjoy a cocktail. Or two.

Recommended if you like: sipping cocktails at any chance you got, not having to pay through the nose for a yoga session, gin and tonic, eating sausages on the beach with your toes sunk into the sand, living on the unusual side of life (wherever that may be)

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.