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Everything you need to do this week in Vienna – 41 event tips

July 21, 2019

Everything you
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week in Vienna
- 41 event tips

July 21, 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 41 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:


Check out this special bike station this summer

Radsommer am Donaukanal

When: daily throughout July & August, 6pm–11pm
Where: Salztorbrücke at Donaukanal
Entry: free!

For the summer months, at the Donaukanal there will be an old ‘bike station’ where you can get your bike repaired. While this station will offer free checks on your old cycle like a traditional bike stop, it will also offer much, much more. A full programme is planned, including open air cinema and concerts. Be sure to check the event page for programme details.

Recommended if you like: bike stations the are more than bike stations, free check ups, celebrating any small event because why the fudge not, it’s summer so whatever, concerts by locals, supporting the local music scene, anything that happens by the canal because it is slightly cooler than being in the city, ska

Meet Oscar Rodriguez Do Campo at the Vienna Harp Days 

Vienna Harp Days 2019

When: MON–FRI, July 22–26 (check out the program)
Where: Musikgymnasium Wien
Entry: free! Reserve if you want to participate

For all you harp enthusiasts out there, this is your chance to meet the famous harpist and master, Oscar Rodriguez Do Campo. You can turn up and experience these sounds for free at this 2 day festival.

You can also book yourself a private class with the famous Argentinian harpist himself, or with the founder of the Vienna Harp Days, Elisabeth Plank. For 290€ you can choose from the special classes. Unless your bank account says ‘ahhhhh, no!’..

Recommended if you like: to learn the harp, something more chilled, Classical music to listen to, Oscar Rodriguez Do Campo

Check out the newcomers of the comedy scene

English Comedy Open Mic @Polkadot Vienna

When: MON, July 22, 8pm–10pm
Where: Polkadot Vienna
Entry: Free! 5€ contribution is suggested though

Head to the pub, Polkadot, this Tuesday for a free open mic comedy night! This is a night when inexperienced comedians brave the stage and try out their material, hoping to make you laugh. And if you’ve always thought you were really funny, why not give it a go!? We dare you – scratch that – we double dare you.

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

Vienna’s comedy festival is on!

Wiener Kabarettfestival 2019

When: MON–SAT, July 22–27
Where: Rathaus
Entry: from 21€, check the website for details

The Austrian tradition of having a good old belly laugh at Kabarett (comedy) shows started a long while back at the beginning of the 1900s and has been getting better ever since. For several years in a row, the Wiener Rathaus will play host to several sarcastic, witty and hilarious shows from a bunch of well known local comedians. The festival runs just 5 days so book as soon as you can! For more information, check the programme.

Recommended if you like: laughing and crying at the same time, brutally honest comedy, sarcasm to the fullest, checking how the Rathaus looks like from the inside, laughing until your belly hurts, one-liners

Satisfy your Latino Pop cravings with JUANES

Juanes // Wien

When: TUE, July 23, 7pm–11pm
Where: Simm City
Entry: 39.80€, get a ticket

Colombian Pop artist, Juanes, is bringing his Latino fuego to Simm City this Tuesday for the very first time. With his Colombian dance and Pop tunes, like Querer Mejor ft. Alessia Cara, he´ll soon grace Vienna with his flair, and we think that´s just what Vienna needs right now. So get ready to fire up your Tuesday night with this Latino energy! Vamos!

Recommended if you like: showing off your dance skills, seeing people getting to it with spanish tunes, hot latino men with guitars, Latino music, meeting one-night friends, bearded guys, that Spanish amoré

Sustainable traveling 101

How To Travel (Without Destroying) the World – by iamgood

When: TUE, July 23, 6:30pm – 10pm
Where: DirtWater
Entry: free!

Pack your stuff, because there’s an pretty cool event happening on Tuesday at Dirtwater for the travellers amongst us. You love traveling and seeing other places, but you don’t want to blow your carbon footprint out of proportion while doing it. No worries! By the end of the night, you’ll be able to improve your travel style and enjoy your next holiday to the fullest in a sustainable way and without feeling guilty.

Recommended if you like: traveling for four days straight to reach your destination just so you don’t use the plane, looking out for the planet, zero wasting, not polluting our planet, vegans, meeting other travel enthusiasts, picking up trash from strangers and feeling fabulous afterwards, avoiding plastic, using your bike to get to places

Dear parents with creatively unchallenged children

Mein liebster Song! Trickfilm–Workshop [6–12 Jahre]

When: TUE, July 23, 9:30am–13am
Where: Volkskundemuseum
Entry: free; registration required

Summer – that time of the year when your children are at home all day so you don’t have a second of rest. We get you, dearest parents.

So why don´t you put the creative minds of your children to work and sign them up for this workshop at the dotdotdot 4plus–festival. The workshop will take children on a trip through the process of filming a music video, where they will even make one of their own videos with the assistance of Ina Loitzl. Participants will visualize their ideas with self–brought props, to make the best music video ever!

Recommended if you like: short films, animation, pushing your kid to be the next Tarantino, creative programmes for children, socialising with other parents, getting your children out of the house, a stress–free day without your children, cinemas and movies

Underground rap, beats and lots of vinyl

Live´n´Local feat. Nødstop live / Testa & Worst Messiah

When: WED, July 24, 10pm
Where: Burgtheater Vestibül
Entry: free!

As one of the largest festivals for contemporary dance and performance worldwide, the ImPulsTanz festival also organises one of the most legendary parties in the city. When all the dancing on stage ends, and the sun goes down, the festival lounge located in the unique location of the Burgtheater Vestibül opens its doors and start pumping out some of the most danceable tracks there are.

This Wednesday, the well-established Austrian Hip Hop and Electronic artists, The Unused Word (Anna Schauberger) and Testa (Lukas Ljubanovic), who have recently started a joint project as Nødstop will spin the vinyls for an all-night mid-week party, so you can dance your socks off for hours on end on a school night!

Recommended if you like: partying in unique locations, Impulstanz parties, Hip Hop and Electronic music, artists collaborations, summer parties, getting to know some new dance steps while being a little tipsy

Top Pop Rock from a colourful American star

Pink at Ernst Happel Stadion

When: WED, July 24, 7pm–10pm
Where: Ernst Happel Stadion
Entry: From 78€, buy a ticket

Straddling the borders of shouty Rock and Pop, Pink (or P!nk as she likes to write it) may not score highly in an English exam, what with her songs ‘Hurts 2B Human’, ‘U + Ur Hand’, and ‘M!ssundaztood’, but she’s guaranteed to beat us at maths, with her listening figures on Spotify being numbers so high we don’t know how to say them out loud. If you’re one of those listeners, be sure to catch her gig at the Ernst Happel Stadion.

Recommended if you like: top pop rock to blow off your sock(s), shouting from the rooftops like a cat in heat, tattoos, big speakers and big sound, gigs in stadiums, riding a Harley to Hofer, partying until the sun comes up

Minimal beats bring maximum treats

Nachtschwimmer w Carlo Ruetz & Swound Sound

When: WED, July 24, 10pm–5am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: free before 10pm, 5€ before 11pm, 8€ before 12am, 10€ after

If you’re into Minimal Techno, no doubt you’ll have heard of Carlo Ruetz. His debut LP ‘Breakthrough’ went straight to the top of Beatport’s Minimal Techno chart within 24 hours of release, and gained a fan in Richie Hawtin no less. Have a listen:

Recommended if you like: doing the ‘big fish little fish cardboard box’ dance, smooching with someone to music unimaginable at the ballroom your grandparents first courted at, not knowing where one songs ends and the next begins, dark beats, Techno, getting home when the birds are chirping, Döner time at 4am

Nottingham Rock trio hit Vienna to get us all emotional

Amber Run live at B72

When: WED, July 24, 8pm–11pm
Where: B72
Entry: 22.30€, buy a ticket

With echoes of moody harmonised Rock bands such as Muse and Keane, Amber Run are traveling over from Nottingham, UK to come and make you sway with emotion in Vienna. Legend has it that the trio were signed to a record label after playing only their fourth ever gig at Reading Festival. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, we’ve got a quick question for you – is it just us, or does their singer look like the spitting image of Jon Snow?

Recommended if you like: swaying like a field of wheat, harmonising like you live on a Californian beach, bearded men, big speakers and big sound, reading the romantics, nodding your head to the music ever so cooly while leaning on the bar

Check out this talented Portuguese artist

Carminho | Vienna

When: WED, July 24, 7:30pm–10pm
Where: Theater am Spittelberg
Entry: 32€

Carminho released her fifth album ‘Maria’ recently. She’ll be performing at the Theater am Spittelberg this Wednesday. Since she’s been twelve, she’s been singing Fado – a Portuguese music genre. If if you don’t know what Fado is, then where on earth have you been? (just kidding … or not) No seriously, check her out:

Recommended if you like: Fado, music that tells stories, music where you don’t understand a thing but still come for the good vibes, dreamy music, getting inspired, a chilled evening out, concerts where you don’t have to dance like a maniac, imagining you are in a romance movie

You like wine and laughter? Well, here´s an event with both of these things

Open Air Comedy

When: WED, July 24, 18:30pm–9:15pm
Where: Wein & Co, Mariahilfer Straße 36, 1070
Entry: free, all you need is a registration

Enjoy a good laugh at this event in the wine bar/ store, Wein & Co. Some of the best English-speaking Stand Up comedians in the city plan to make you laugh, and if they just so happen to fail, than, at least the wine will.

Recommended if you like: getting drunk and not letting anyone notice until you start getting into a fight with a Mozart statue, laughing at jokes you don´t understand, laughing because the stranger next to you has this weird laugh, finally trying a wine that costs over 3€ a bottle

Vienna’s beloved free pop festival, with a great view!

Popfest 2019

When: THU–SUN, July 25–28
Where: Various locations around Karlsplatz
Entry: free!

We always get excited when concerts and open-air happenings are taking place in the Resselpark of Karlsplatz! Nothing makes us more aware that we live in a hip urban city that has a long history of getting drunk and dancing wild to Pop concerts with the view of beautiful Karlskirche in front of us. And our favourite three-day festival that has us doing exactly that described above is the poppety-Popfest! This festival is the number one to be at if you want to get deep and intimate with the local music scene, with big to up-and-coming local bands taking to the stage every year. Check out the detailed programme for this year.

To get there you’ll need to… find your way to Karlsplatz. Easy cheesy!

This festival is special because… there’s nothing like having the Karlskirche as the backdrop to the stage.

Recommended if you like: being at a festival in the middle of the city, getting drunk in front of a church, crazy summer fests in Vienna, Austrian pop music, lying on your back and enjoying the moment, meeting friendly faces, festivals that keep you out for three days in a row

Photo © simon brugner theyshootmusic.com

Want to take a trip to Ibiza? This might just be the event for you

Zack, Zack, Zack? Diskussion mit Krone-Chefredakteur Herrmann

When: THU, July 25, 7pm–11:30pm
Where: Presseclub Concordia
Entry: free!

If you haven´t had enough of the Ibiza-Scandal (if you don’t know the one we’re talking about, just stop reading now) then this event might be something to look out for this week! There will be a discussion centered around the Ibiza-Scandal and the Kronen Zeitung this Thursday in the Presseclub Concordia with special guest, KZ Editor-in-Chief, Klaus Herrmann, and if you feel like taking part in the discussion, there will be the opportunity to talk at the bar afterwards so you can get “b´soffn” whilst talking about a “b´soffene Gschicht”. So if you can´t stop following the Ibiza drama, this is the place to be Thursday!

Recommended if you like: b´soffene Gschichten, not HC-Strache, going to Ibiza once in a while, discussing politics, Austrian scandals and drama, watching people get super serious, slurping wine whilst getting emotionally attacked in a heated discussion

Did we just hear “pool party”? Yeah, pool party!!

JC-Sommerfest in der Pratersauna

When: WED, July 24, 18:30pm–9:15pm
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 5€ < 9pm > 10€

It´s summer – one of the hottest ever recorded in human history – so where are all the pool parties? Here there are! We found one! Pratersauna is throwing a pool party as it should be with a bar, good drinks, deck chairs, a lifesaver (you never know), and good music. So come along and enjoy the beauty of summer. By the way, you can come early and enjoy their garden & pool before 7pm for free. Oh, and the new DJ crew Justizclubbing will be on the decks.

Recommended if you like: pool parties, half naked people running around everywhere, drinks n´ music, dancing into the night, chilling in your deckchair all evening long, Pratersauna

Party like you’re from another planet 

Otto von Schirach

When: THU, 25 July, 9pm–2am
Where: Rhiz Vienna
Entry: 12€

You can’t wait ’til the weekend to go crazy? You like extraordinary stuff? No problemo. On Thursday, Miami Breakcore musician, Otto von Schirach (also known as Otto Von Xerox, or Otto Von Schipiss) will perform live at the Rhiz Vienna and bring you to another world. So go put on your funky pants and dance your troubles away. 

Recommended if you like: aliens, crazy people, Electronic music, musicians performing live, Dance music, Funk, escaping for a night…and another night…and another…and so on

Wiggle those hips to some live Salsa music

Open air – Emilio live

When: THU, July 25, 8pm–11pm
Where: Mi Barrio
Entry: 5€, donation on the door

Emilio Perez Mena will bring his summer Salsa vibes to the equally summery terrace of the Latin American venue, Mi Barrio, where his guitar-playing is sure to bring a smile to your face and much tapping of your feet. Until that tapping takes over your whole body and you’re grabbing people out of their seats and making them dance with you, just like your auntie does. And if his guitar isn’t powerful enough to fight off any potential rain clouds, they have a back up venue indoors, so this weather is literally happening come rain or shine.

Recommended if you like: dancing like your auntie does, Latin American music, going to a party to dance, rather than just to get wasted, Latino culture, umm…salsa dancing, picking up a corner of your skirt and swaying your hips in the kitchen while cooking, making ze’ hot passionate love like a Latino

Dance all night at this Bachata party

Vienna Bachata Night

When: FRI, July 26, 9pm–3am
Where: Mi Barrio
Entry: 8€ (5€ students)

Get ready to go totally crazy to some Bachata and Samba music. We know you’ve got moves, either the ones you practiced in front of the mirror, or the ones that just come out naturally. And this is the perfect place to show them off. You can even participate at the Bachata Workshop at 9pm and add some new moves to your catalog. The workshop costs 5€ for students and 8€ otherwise. See ya at the dance off.

Recommended if you like: Samba, Bachata, dancing, showing off your dance skills, dance-offs with your friends, sweet drinks with some vodka in it, Mi Barrio

Celebrate and make a statement for human rights at this 2-day colourful festival

Frida Kahlo Festival Wien

When: FRI–SAT, July 26–27, 2pm–10pm
Where: Wiener Stadtpark
Entry: free!

With the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo’s name slapped on it, there will be a Mexican human rights festival going down in Stadtpark from July 26th to the 27th. The event organiser’s state that Frida is a symbol a figure that fought for women’s rights amongst other rights for minorities, which explains the name of this festival. It’s certainly garnered some interest on Facebook so let’s see how it turns out. There will be live music, Mexican cuisine being served up and plenty of things to do for the whole family.

Recommended if you like: Frida Kahlo’s art, Mexican culture, anything that has a Latin flavour, Frida the music, Latino music, falling in love with people with mysterious dark eyes

Techno with the volume turned up to 11

Paula Temple | TURBO

When: FRI, July 26, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 11€/13€, buy a ticket

Self-confessed ‘Noisician,’ Paula Temple, specialises (the clue’s in the name) in very noisy Techno, where the volume rarely drops below 200%. If you want to give your eardrums a workout, this may be just your thing. Take a listen here (disclaimer: Vienna Wurstelstand takes no responsibility for your headphones melting):

Recommended if you like: music so loud that you can’t think, replacing your eardrums every six months, dark beats, feeling the floor shake under the bass, Techno, getting home when the birds are chirping, Döner time at 4am, not getting out of bed for the entirety of Saturday

Go absolute crazy at this two-day Pratersauna party

Pratersauna 7+3 I Robert Hood I Rhadoo

When: FRI–SAT, July 26–27, 11pm–6pm
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 5€ < 9pm > 10€

We don´t reeaally know what this event is all about, but at the end of the day, the main goal at Pratersauna is always to get your lazy asses movin´. Different DJ´s from all around the world, laying down all kinds of Electronic music for you, two nights in a row – It´s bound to be fun. Just don´t forget to eat and drink properly in advance 😉 Here’s a taste:

Recommended if you like: doing two all-nighters in a row, looking for your left shoe in the club at 7am, intensive rave training, Pratersauna

Rave ’til dawn..

Rave On Vienna pres. Time Trouble vol.6

When: FRI, July 26, 11pm–6am
Where: fluc + fluc wanne
Entry: 8€ <00:00<10€

Check out this rave event that’s happening on Friday night to get your party mood up for the weekend. Or simply because you looove a good rave. This time around there will be all kinds of music, not only from the 90ies. So there is for sure something for everyone. And if you are one of those crazy ones who only party in crazy costumes, you can save yourself some money, as you’ll only pay 5€ for the night. So now there’s only one thing left to say: “Let the rave begin!”

Recommended if you like: raving all night long, dancing with glowsticks, entering a rave induced trance, the 90ies, drum and bass, ears ringing from a night of booming bass, dressing up, raving for free because its your birthday on the 26th or 27th!!!

A crazy night of dancing to Balkan, Swing and global beats

Balkan to Bollywood Party – [dunkelbunt] & Sid Data

When: SAT, July 26, 10pm–4am
Where: Fluc
Entry: 7€ < 11pm > 9€

One crrrrrrrraaaaaaazy party will be going down in Fluc this Friday night. Live Balkan Beats, Gypsy Swing and other Global music sounds – with a touch of Russian disco – will be blowing out from the speakers in the grungy setting, while rumour has it (actually, it’s not a rumour. they’re actually included in the event description) that the guy behind the electro swing world music outfit, dunkelbunt, will be part of the madness.

Recommended if you like: dancing until your feet hurt, traveling, being part of this magnificent big world of ours, pretending you’re a Russian spy, World Music, being Balkan

Get down with the Garage-Psych rock sounds of Upper Austria

The Heavy Minds ‘Second Mind’ Album Launch

When: FRI, July 26, 8pm–1am
Where: Kramladen
Entry: TBD

Garage-Psych band The Heavy Minds hail from Upper Austria and are in town to blast their new album ‘Second Mind’ straight into your earholes. Their music takes in 60’s ‘n 70’s, Garage/Prog/Krautrock, Heavy Psych, Lo-Fi, Neo-Psychedelia and all sorts of underground rawness. If that sounds up your street, get your demim flare-clad booty down to Kramladen to catch them in all their glory.

Recommended if you like: rocking out with various bits of you out, double denim, expanding your mind through guitar music, leather jackets, big speakers and big sound, heavy guitar riffs, collecting old records, hard and heavy rock

Get ready for this local producer and musician at this Impulstanz party

FM4 Friday feat. Cid Rim & salute (DJ Set)

When: FRI, July 26, 10pm–4am
Where: Burgtheater Vestibül
Entry: free!

Austrian producer and drummer, CID RIM, will show what he’s got at this Impulstanz party at the Vestibül this Friday. His music style is some kind of mix of Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop and UK Bass. Kind of like our fashion style – some kind of mix… Cid Rim’s partner in crime for the evening will be Austrian-born Electronic producer, salute.

Recommended if you like: local musicians, partying in grungy settings, letting your hair down even if you haven’t washed it, crazy parties in crazy party locations, beer and cigarettes, free parties with good music

It´s like a big picnic, but with lots of strangers and music

Sonnentanz – come together!

When: FRI, July 26, 2pm–11:59pm
Where: Himmel und Wasser
Entry: free!!

A small outdoor party where everyone is welcome to hangout and to do whatever they want – eg. have a picnic, sunbathe til´ the sun drifts away, play frisbee, or dance. The organisers will take care of the music, with live music happening from 7pm, which will be followed up by some Techno music being spun on the decks. Sounds like a perfect plan to us.

Recommended if you like: doing two all-nighters in a row, looking for your left shoe in the club at 7am, intensive rave training, Himmel und Wasser, partying in the wild

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

This is your new favourite after work chilled drinks event

Afterwork Gin&Tonic and Tacos Sundowner

Where: Mendez Vienna
When: every Wednesday & Thursday night, 4pm–9pm
Entry: free!

So it’s summer, you’re stuck in Vienna while your friends are posting pics on beaches in your Insta feed, and you’re about to finish work.

You want to make the most out of what’s left of the summer’s day with some refreshing drinks and some tasty bites that help you reset, leave the work day behind – we’ve got just the right simple combo’ for you – Tacos & Gin & Tonic! Both priced at 4.90€

That’s right – a plate of tacos for 4.90€ and a couple of G&T’s to wash them down, costing only 4.90 each.

Will the Gin give me a hangover, you ask? No way! We wouldn’t do that to you. We use what the queen drinks – Bombay Gin. How do we know what the queen drinks? Well, let’s just say it was one wild night involving a Queen’s guard outfit, a boxing match, and one of the Queen’s best horses.

Anyway, all that’s important now is – we’ll be serving up cheap G&T’s, tacos, all to sounds of old school Hip Hop at Mendez, every Wednesday & Thursday throughout summer.

Recommended if you like: watching the sunset with a drink in hand, G&Ts that just keep coming, tacos, events that put together unexpected food and drink combos, sucking on the little lemon wedge in your G&T

Check out the summer programme at Stadtkino

Sundown Cinema: Sommer im Stadtkino

When: July 5 – 24, check times on the programme
Where: Stadtkino
Entry: 9€ (8€ students)

With their ‘Sundown Cinema’ event series, Stadtkino put out a special daily summer cinema programme throughout July. They’ve got a few thematic focuses such as the #fridaysforfuture, On The Road, and a Popfest cooperation. Movies such as ‘Welcome to Sodom’, ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’, and ’12 Monkeys’ will be screened. For details, be sure to check out the programme.

Recommended if you like: being an active conscious member of the human race, understanding the world we live in, documentaries, beer in the cinema, big screens with big ideas on them, summer vibes

Get the kids to a film festival

Dotdotdot 4plus

When: July 4–July 25
Where: Calasanzsaal
Entry: pay what you wish

Are your kids tiny little film buffs? Can you just see the wheels turning as they take in a new flick and discuss at length over dinner? Or do they just, you know, like movies from time to time? Well there will be a film festival for kids going on until July 25th for you to treat the kids (and yourself) to some new views. Check out the full line-up of films, here.

Recommended if you like: film festivals for children, supporting their artistic endeavors, intelligent conversation over chicken nuggets and peas, doing something that makes the kids think you’re the coolest

It’s finally time… to dance at this legendary summer party

ImPulsTanz festival Lounge

When: July 11 – August 11
Where: Burgtheater Vestibül
Entry: free!

As one of the largest festivals for contemporary dance and performance worldwide, the ImPulsTanz festival also organises one of the most legendary parties in the city. When all the dancing on stage ends, and the sun goes down, the festival lounge located in the unique location of the Burgtheater Vestibül opens its doors and start pumping out some of the most danceable tracks there are.

CID RIM, Ladyshave, Ashida Park Disco Nostra & Femme DMC are just a few of the artists listed for this year to hit the decks. Don’t miss the chance to get to know a few new dancing steps straight from the pro dancers, who you’ll often be sharing the dance floor with throughout the festival.

Recommended if you like: partying in unique locations, Impulstanz parties, quality free parties, summer parties, getting to know some new dance steps while a little tipsy

Picture © Karolina Miernik

July’s all about dance

ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2019

When: July 11 – August 11
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: varies, get them here

If your feet are tired from all that party-hopping, we suggest enjoying someone else’s dance performance. The ImpulsTanz Festival is definitely one of our cultural highlights every year: At different locations around the city, you can visit edgy dance performances and workshops (!) from some of the best dancers from all over the world. Allow yourself to be drawn into the magical world of dance, and we’re sure you won’t regret it.

PLUS! Don’t miss the after parties at the Burgtheater Vestibül, or Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz have reached legendary status – they are free and you get to rub shoulders and booties with the artists of the shows on the dance floor.

Stay informed with our weekend what to do guides; and also be sure not to miss the opening party on July 11.

We also recommend… checking out the workshops offered throughout the festival – they’re affordable, incredibly diverse and inviting for beginners to advanced dancers. Check out the website for details.

Recommended if you like: partying in unique locations, Impulstanz parties, quality free parties, summer parties, getting to know some new dance steps while a little tipsy, singing in the shower, dancing until the early hours of the morning, dance performances

Picture © Jork Weismann, Performer Mani Obeya

Beer and bites at the brewery

Ottakringer Braukultur–Wochen 2019

When: June 27 – August 26, every MON–SAT from 4pm–12am
Where: Ottakringer Brauerei
Entry: tba

It’s that time again when the beloved city’s beer brewery, Ottakringer Brauerei, comes to life for summer with their Braukultur-Wochen. And they’ve got a packed program planned for this year, including all sorts of beer games, live music acts, and tours of the brewery. And yes, there will be lots of beer flowing – 100s of different kinds of craft beer from all over the world, to be exact. There will also plenty of food trucks and stands rolling up to take care of feeding you. This brewing culture weeks just keep getting more and more popular every year. To check out what will be happening, take a look at their website.

Recommended if you like: craft beer, events at the brewery, pommes, unique events that you miss when summer has gone,  stealing ideas for your own craft beer, events that involve beer, drinking beer, tasting beer like you do wine, admiring your tummy as it grows, the refreshing sound of opening a beer

Look book nerds! It’s a literature festival!

o-töne Literaturfest im Museumsquarter

When: July 11 – August 29, check exact dates on their website
Where: MQ – Museumsquartier
Entry: free!

The ö-tONE literature festival will take place within the Museumsquartier for over a month, starting in the middle of July. The festival will shine a light on several Austrian contemporary literature writers and show the great diversity of authors in our small, cute country. Readings will take place on eight selected dates throughout summer. For detailed info on the festival programme, check out the website.

Recommended if you like: readings, better understanding the Austrian soul, getting more books for the old book list, having the best intentions of reading stuff but never really finding the time, hunting down a wee snippet before you commit to buying a book

Go to a film festival in a sweet location

Eat your way around the world at Rathausplatz and catch a movie!

When: June 29 – September 1
Where: Rathaus
Entry: free!

Ah, the joys of living in Vienna. There is something quite unique going on every summer in this city’s heart, right at the Rathausplatz. Throughout summer, a great variety of concerts ranging from classic Ballett, Operas and Jazz to Pop and dance will be shown on a huge screen in front of the Rathaus. For free, we might add.

The films begin at sundown. However, from 11am onwards, there are over 20 food stands, featuring cuisine from around the globe. So enjoy sitting in the shade, have a Spritzer and wait for the film to begin. Throughout the summer, most films will be played twice.

Even if you are not into the concerts, you might still want to take a little spin around the diverse food-stands on offer. We feel like you can find nearly anything from every corner of this world there – crepes, Pad Thai, tacos, tajine, pastel de nata, burgers (we even once discovered kangooroo meat) and much more. It’s a culinary heaven!

For details & more info, check the programme!

Recommended if you like: hanging out at the City Hall in Vienna because it’s freaking gorgeous and it makes you feel fancy, food and alcohol stands, cosy-ing up for a show next to your hunny bunny, cooling down outside as the sun goes down

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

Find inner peace yogis in the great outdoors!

Get bendy at some yoga sessions in the great outdoors

When: throughout summer, check out our guide to the regular open air yoga sessions in Vienna
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: varies, from free to 32€

If you’re going to endure a sticky Vienna summer, you might as well do it while also getting in shape, getting bendy, finding your inner peace while soaking up the sun and fresh(ish?) air, and taking in amazing views by signing up to some outdoor yoga classes!

Be sure to check out our guide to these regular outdoor yoga classes that will be taking place throughout summer.

Recommended if you like: not having to pay through the nose for a yoga session, living on the unusual side of life (wherever that may be), ‘ommm’ experiences, the healthy life, looking down on people, secret spy yogi stuff, being as flexible as a 14-year-old, doing downward dog, finding inner peace after work

Get sucked in by some stories on the big screen under the stars

Catch a film under the starry night sky

Open air cinemas are one of the highlights of the summer season in this city. No more pondering for movie lovers on whether to stay in or head out. Open air cinemas offer those who get their tan from a movie screen a great way to spend an evening outside. Vienna offers a variety of open air cinemas, each screening a different flavour of film.

And the good news is: many of them are free! Take a look at our guide to where the open air cinemas are popping up in Vienna!

Recommended if you like: the sound of the trumpet, being a film fanatic, using movie quotes in conversations, having summer experiences in Vienna

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.