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38 things you need to do to make the most out of this week in Vienna

December 9, 2018

38 things you need
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most out of this week
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December 9, 2018

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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 38 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:

 

Get out to the final Vienna Chuckles comedy night of the year

Vienna Chuckles: Comedy Christmas!

When: MON, December 10, 8pm–11pm
Where: Kramladen
Entry: 10€ @ the venue

Vienna Chuckles is hosting their final comedy night of the year and they will be featuring some of the best local talent from 2018. Don’t miss your last chance to laugh this year! Jk, there will always be those hilarious, political jokes Uncle Randy is sure to tell at Christmas dinner…yea, really, this comedy night might be your last chance.

Recommended if you like: live comedy nights, Vienna Chuckles, local talent, one last laugh of the year, wearing socks with polkadots, Uncle Randy, Christmas jokes, drinking beer and feeling merry, giving people high fives

Laugh yourself jolly at the theatre

MERRY F*****g XMAS

When: MON, December 10, 7:30pm
Where: Off Theater
Entry: 14-18€, get your tickets here

This dark comedy will follow the story of 5 students and how they will survive…we mean celebrate Christmas together in their shared apartment in Vienna. Bring a friend and chuckle like Santa Claus as you enjoy this very human story about young people finding their meaning in life. There will be 4 performances so check out the schedule, here.

Recommended if you like: dark comedy, being a student, remembering when you were a student, theatre, non-conventional Christmas stories, letting your belly jiggle like a bowl full of jelly (aka laughing), decking halls, taking in a show

Warm your toes while you take in some live music

Hearts Hearts live | Chelsea, Wien (Support: MELA)

When: TUE, December 11, 8pm–11:55pm
Where: Chelsea
Entry: 15€, get your tickets here

The Electro/Pop band, Hearts Hearts, will be providing you lovely people with a high energy, live show at Chelsea this Tuesday. Don’t neglect your ears – they need to hear nice things once in a while! Hearts Hearts have a great new album out called Goods/Gods. Check it out, here:

Recommended if you like: live music, new albums, pleasing your eardrums, exciting and fresh sounding music, trying something new, taking a date to see a cool band, wearing face paint, letting your hair fall in front of your eyes as you dance, the word “ethereal”, supporting hard-working artists

Feel all the Christmas feels at this quintessential Christmas movie

Love Actually @English Cinema Haydn

When: TUE, December 11, 8:15pm–11pm
Where: English Cinema Haydn
Entry: 12€, get your tickets here

You’ve decked the halls and spiked the egg nog and the only thing left to do is watch all your favorite Christmas movies – starting with this one!! No spoilers here but those of you who have faithfully laughed, cried, and cried harder to this movie over the years know what we’re talking about when we say Love Actually is a Christmas MUST. And if you were wondering, the movie is in English.

Recommended if you like: Love Actually, amazing casts, child actors, Christmas movies, lots and lots of storylines, crying in public, wearing ugly Christmas sweaters, popcorn, Christmas traditions

Prepare yourself for a night of dark and heavy Rap music

Lance Butters (DE) • Wien

When: WED, December 12, 7pm–10:30pm
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 24.20€, get your tickets here

Lance Butters has come out with a new album and it’s some dark s***. He promises a heavy vibe and intense Hip Hop/Techno sounds at this show at Grelle Forelle. The venue has some requests about not bringing large bags – this isn’t a 2 week vacation, people, just a show. Please check out their guidelines, here. If you don’t believe us about that dark vibe Lance Butters promises, check out the music for yourself:

Recommended if you like: Rap music, heavy lyrics that might make you think deep into the dark place, Lance Butter, a mix of English and German just to keep you on your toes, Grelle Forelle, experiencing the underworld, going to a party your Mom might not approve of, live performances

Laugh your a*** off at this comedy night

WomBar Comedy Night 12.12.2018

When: WED, November 12, 8:30pm–11:30pm
Where: Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna The Naschmarkt
Entry: Free!

At this weekly event at the Wombat’s City Hostel, you’ll experience the kind of laugh that is so intense, Coke will shoot out of your nose – even if you haven’t drank Coke in a while. We’re talking Coca Cola, people. There’s a stand-up comedy night happening at the Wombats. And if you have the guts, we dare you to get up on stage and tell a few funnys yourself! The comedy will be on the house, and they’ll have special drink offers, as well. So don’t worry if you’re actually not funny at all, as people might be too drunk to notice, anyway. Get a little taste for the evening by watching this:

Recommended if you like: loling, living on the bright side of life, getting up on stage and becoming a legend for a night, potentially earning yourself some free drinks, the English language, comedy, laughing until your belly hurts, the likes of Chris Rock, Shappi Khorsandi, Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Josh Widdicombe and Adam Hills

Get to the theatre for this dark Christmas comedy

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

When: WED, December 12, 7:30pm
Where: Spektakel
Entry: 20€, get your tickets here

Get the real story on Santa from the real reindeer – none of this kid’s movie bulls***. Just like any workplace, the North Pole is filled with corruption, scandal, and reindeer poop (wait, what?). This dark comedy will be a Christmas tell-all that would make a tabloid blush. Santa wants you to go see this show and, don’t forget, he can see you while you’re sleeping, so…take that for what you will.

Recommended if you like: live theatre, dark comedy, Santa, stories that ruin the Christmas spirit, reindeer – they’re so cute, sick humor, carrying Christmas cookies in your purse so you can eat them consistently throughout the day

Catch this Kid Simius for a night of Electronic music

Kid Simius Live // Werk Wien

When: THU, November 13, 7pm–11pm
Where: Das Werk
Entry: 20€, get your tickets here

Kid Simius is touring his way through Europe playing his electrifying Electronic music. Warning: you might dance so hard you won’t be able to feel your face by the end of the night. That could also be thanks to alcohol consumption. Either way, be ready for a hard beat and intense vibe. Check out the music here:

Recommended if you like: Electronic music, Kid Simius, dancing like your feet are on fire, music that Grandma would never approve of, loud-ness, bumping into strangers, wearing glow in the dark stripes, making out with strangers in the bathroom, an intense vibe

Enjoy some Austrian-Balkan fusion Rap music

Jugo Ürdens – YUGO live // Wien

When: THU, December 13, 8pm–11pm
Where: fluc + fluc_wanne
Entry: 14.90€, get tickets here

Macedonian-born, Vienna-raised rapper, Jugo Ürdens, is in town to promote his latest album, ‘Yugo‘. His New Wave Rap beats are rooted in his cultural heritage and are infused with Austrian influence. If you feel like you’re cool enough for a show like this (or if you’re in the market for upping your cool game), check him out at fluc this Thursday! Here’s a preview of the music:

Recommended if you like: Jugo Ürdens, checking out new music, supporting local artists, Rap concerts, beats from the Balkans, cultural fusion, eating ice cream in winter – feel the freeze, Fluc+Fluc

Groove to some African beats down at the Gürtel

Petaw Band im Fania Live

When: THU, December 13, 9pm–11pm
Where: Fania Live
Entry: 10€

Fania Live is known for delivering interesting and unique concerts, and this Thursday will be no different. Their stage will welcome the Petaw Band who will be filling the place with their West-African beats. Change out of your typical Thursday night sweatpants and get out of the house for a change! Check out the music here:

 

Recommended if you like: Fania Live, checking out new music, getting inspired by a concert, changing out of your sweatpants into your dancin’ pants, music that makes your whole body smile and dance with joy, African beats, Petaw Band

 

Deck the halls at this Christmas party @ The Loft

Schmelz Xmas Fest

When: THU, December 13, 11pm–5am
Where: The Loft
Entry: Free!

The Loft is hosting their Christmas party this Thursday where you can dance until the early morning (on a week night, no less!). The upper dance floor will be in the hands of DJ Berlü, with 90s beats plus some Hip-Hop. Downstairs there’ll be some Electrohouse by Clemonte. Bonus: there’ll be a Beer Pong tournament (we hope you’ve been practicing)! The party is free entry, but if you want to join the Beer Pong there’s a 10€ fee and you need to send them a message with your team! 10€ is so worth it and after you play you won’t remember having paid anyway!

Recommended if you like: Christmas parties with dancing AND Beer Pong tournaments, 90s parties, dancing like a reckless teenager on a week night, parties at the Loft, parties with multiple dancefloors, Christmas-y alcohol which is just like regular alcohol but consumed at Christmastime

 

Catch this amazing photographer’s work at OstLicht Gallery For Photography

Martin Schoeller »Up Close«

When: THU, November 13, 12pm–6pm
Where: OstLicht Gallery For Photography
Entry: Free!

OstLicht Gallery For Photography will be presenting the works of this highly acclaimed contemporary portrait photographer. Martin Schoeller has photographed the likes of Barack Obama, George Clooney, and Rihanna, just to name a few and his style is distinguished by the merciless lighting he uses to capture the essence of the person he’s photographing. Our portrait style is a bit more snapchat-filter-chic. Some would say Martin Schoeller’s style is more sophisticated. But, everyone has an opinion…

Recommended if you like: portrait photography, Martin Schoeller, saying “cheese”, telling your friends about the cool and cultured thing you did, catching contemporary art in Vienna, George Clooney, saying things like “hmm” and “this one’s nice” quietly as if to yourself, Ostlicht Gallery For Photography

Enjoy a night full of piano music, acting and ballet dancing

Franz Schuberts Winterreise

When: December 13, 20 & 21, 8pm–9:30pm
Where: Yamaha Concert Hall
Entry: 23€, buy a ticket

This December, the Mental Eclipse Theater will bring Schubert’s Winterreise on stage. The adaptation will show the journey of a young man leaving his lover and old life behind, embarking on a journey into the unknown. Pianist Victoria Choi will accompany the actor Jason Cloud on his journey, and elegant ballerinas will dance to Sabine Steinegger’s choreography. Enjoy this wonderful mix at Yamaha Concert Hall on December 13, 20 or 21.

Recommended if you like: expecting the unexpected, ballerinas, piano music, classical music,  that moment when a breakdance circle forms (wait, what?)

Catch these two bands live at Chelsea

DIVES + SLUFF

When: FRI, December 14, 8pm–11pm
Where: Chelsea
Entry: 15.20€, get your tickets here

It’s scientifically proven that going out to see live music keeps you young. Or at least it’s an opinion… and one that we live by. Save money on wrinkle cream and catch these two bands at Chelsea instead. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: live music, staying young, keeping a pep in your step, Indie music, bands, having a beer or 8 at a cool music venue, feeling the vibe in a big room with lots of strangers, joining the party of life

Catch Dutch trio My Baby as they take the stage at Flex

FM4 Indiekiste mit MY BABY

When: FRI, December 14, 7pm–9pm
Where: Flex
Entry: 20.99€, get tickets here

Ooh baby, you’re going to like My Baby. This week’s guest at FM4’s Indiekiste is a musical trio originally from Amsterdam. My Baby has been creating a reputation for delivering compelling performances along with Blues-filled modern beats. It’ll make you want to put your sunglasses on and jiggle your hips. Check out their sound below and come see them live at Flex this Friday!

Recommended if you like: My Baby, checking out new artists, inspiring live concerts, feeling the music flow through you, beers and cigarettes, being one with nature, getting freaky at the end of the weeky, FM4 concerts

 

Soak up some folk vibes down at the Arena

Myrkur + Jo Quail I Arena Wien

When: FRI, December 14, 7pm–8pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: sold out, but you can try & find them here

This Friday, Arena Wien is hosting a double concert of Folkish bands. Pro tip: take a date, they’ll be impressed with your excellent choice. First on stage is Myrkur, a Folk and Black Metal musician from Denmark. Then Jo Quail takes over with her cello. This is certainly a one-of-a-kind-concert. Check out the music here:

Recommended if you like: checking out new artists, one-of-a-kind concerts, Black Metal, Folk beats, Scandinavian music, impressing a date, wearing layers of flowy clothing, stopping to smell the roses, Arena Wien

Hip Hop beats every Friday at No. 99

The VIE’K End – Friday Hotspot

When: every Friday, 11pm–4am
Where: No. 99
Entry: free!

At this weekly party at the Club No.99 in Vienna’s first district, you can expect some craziness mixed with Hip Hop tunes. DJ HUNNAR will be on the decks as part of the evening. The guys at The VIE’K End arere promising games, secret acts and sweets – whatever this may be.

Recommended if you like: music that will make you dance, gin and tonic, Hip Hop parties, döner time at 4am, beehives, honey, skulls

 

 

Enjoy some Berlin–based Techno down by the canal

Fish Market w/ Somewhen (Berghain, BLN)

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: TBA

Grelle Forelle is welcoming everyone, no matter the sexual orientation, this Friday for another night of Techno madness. Enticing you to the dance floor this time round will be Somewhen, a seasoned DJ from one of Berlin’s hottest techno clubs, Berghain. Practice your dance moves at home with this preview below:

Recommended if you like: live DJs, Techno music, dancing, LGBTQ+ parties, going to the market and just seeing what’s there, dancing until the actual markets open, messing around down by the canal, early mornings at Spittelau, clubs so cool they won’t let you take photos inside, wearing sunglasses in the morning even on a gray winter day – we won’t judge you

 

Dance until dawn with this trio of Dancehall DJs

FM4 Tribe Vibes Sound System Tour at Wien

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: Opera Club
Entry: 10€

FM4 will take over the Opera Club this Friday with a trio of Dancehall DJs. Between them they will be playing a quality selection of the finest Hip Hop, Reggae, Soul, Funk (and much more) for all your dancing needs. With almost half a century of experience behind the decks, this triumvirate are bound to have your head spinning (in a good way, of course).

Recommended if you like: live DJs, a night of dancing like the world ain’t watching, threesomes, skanking, escaping the law, knitting tea cosies, backward baseball caps and baggy trousers, basketball tops, East/Westcoast classics,

Catch a trail blazing French DJ 

FM4 Unlimited pres. ViTALIC live

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: Horst
Entry: 15€ here, door TBA.

Drift between the boundaries of Techno, House and Electro with Frenchman, Vitalic, at Horst this Friday. Renowned for club classics, the multi-instrumentalist has no fear when it comes to blending genres to pump up the party. Some say he paved the way for Frenchies, Daft Punk, Justice et al. We can’t tell you who says that because that’s classified information. But, trust us, some do. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: French Techno, House and Electro, trail blazers, French kissing, cowboys, dancing cowboys, sheriffs, genre blends, Ibiza style club houses, big clubs, the first district in the pre tourist hours

Welcome these Viennese musicians back to town

Camo&Krooked – Surrounded Vienna

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–5am
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 29.50€ available here.

These Viennese musicians are returning to their hometown after a tour around Australia and New Zealand. (They’ll also be most likely heading to the Viennese beisl(s) they missed most while on the road but we’re just assuming.) Their new performance concept – “surrounded” – means they’ll be inviting everyone to join them onstage to literally surround them as they rock out on the drum, bass, and electronica. Check out what to expect, here:

Recommended if you like: Drum and Bass music, Electronica, Austrian DJs, partying in old factories, funky brick buildings, wearing camo, going commando, surrounding DJs on a stage, getting up on stage for that perfect insta–shot

Winter warmers by a Viennese Deep House outfit

Möwe Live Pratersauna

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 8€, early bird available

Born on a cold winter’s night a few years ago, ‘Möwe’ created music together accidentally out of yearning for warmer days and out of their shared hate for winter. Winter has come again, and as the mercury sinks Möwe prepare to warm us up again this Friday by making us dance to some of their happy-go-lucky Deep House.

Recommended if you like: beats instead of birthday cake, House, Soul, Disco, carefully curated clubbing events, trying to make out with a DJ named Roman, sex in public toilets, dancing  and grinding, wearing socks during sex

Two DJs, and one quiet party happening at the WUK

Silent Disco | WUK Wien

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–5am
Where: WUK
Entry: 12€, get tickets here

As with every silent disco, the concept here is simple: wireless headphones with two channels are handed out with 2 different DJs playing into your earholes. You can choose which one you like more, and simply start dancing. With Alternative, Oldies and Classics on one channel and House, Electro, Charts and Hip Hop on the other, this Friday the WUK be a spot to party for all types. Bring your granny if you want. What do we care. These parties are always fun, as everybody dances around to their own beat with headphones on, but keep in mind, making out with somebody on the dance floor while wearing the headphones does get awkward.

Recommended if you like: taking off the headphones and listening to people wail badly to the music, having a choice of music to listen to in the club, parties with a twist, house parties with drinking games, being able to chat with somebody at the bar without having to yell

Let loose with this German musician at SASS

Deep Baked w/ ASA 808 (TOYS Berlin)

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: SASS Music Club
Entry: 5€ before 12am, 10€ after.

Bask in the beats this Friday at SASS as German musician, ASA 808, takes to the stage. Combining his training in classical composition with a love of analogue synths and drum machines he pushes the boundaries between Techno and House with a Classical infusion. Much like when you eat a Kasekrainer, you’ll be left saying, “how can there be so many good things at once just stuffed all together?” Check out the music for yourself, here:

Recommended if you like: Deep House music, getting baked – and we’re not talking about potatoes, Techno, hot boxing small spaces, dancing into the weekend, taking off your shoes in weird locations, German DJs, dancing into the early morn, blunts, beat blends, classically trained DJs

 

Watch Tim Burton’s Christmas classic on the big screen

Tim Burtons Nightmare Before Christmas (OmU +DF) – Adventkino

When: FRI, December 14, 2:30pm
Where: Filmhaus Kino am Spittelberg
Entry: 8€, get tickets here

This Friday, Filmhaus Kino is hosting a screening of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas! We’re so excited we could pee our pants! (But we won’t, of course.) This cult classic will be shown in its original version. If you are not the Christmas rom-coms type, this is the right movie to get you in the mood for the holidays without an overly sugary script. Check out the trailer below and enjoy!

Recommended if you like: Tim Burton, Blink 182, cult classics, catching a good movie on a Friday night, must-watch movies, crunching your popcorn, those big, cushy theatre seats, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Laugh and be merry at this Christmas Farmer’s Market

♡ markta Weihnachtsmarkt x Stadtklang ♡

When: FRI–SUN, December 14–16, various times
Where: Stadtklang
Entry: free!

If you’re not familiar with the markta project, here’s the jist of it – they’re a farmer’s market of the 21st century. That’s right, they are bringing you local and regional farming ONLINE – a service that connects producers and consumers and delivers fresh organic produce to your door. Every weekend in December they’re hosting their very own Christmas Market. You can shop local for produce and for gifts from the convenience of your own computer – yeehaw!

Recommended if you like: one-of-a-kind Christmas markets, fresh produce, farming of the future, supporting new eco-friendly projects, getting to know new people on a (hopefully) sunny afternoon, local farming, farmer’s markets

Slam poetry into people’s ear holes

84. Slam B @Literaturhaus Wien

When: FRI, December 14, 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

Celebrate kick-a** women!

FemFriday #7 Poetic Pilgrimage

When: FRI, December 14, 7pm–9pm
Where: Weltmuseum Wien
Entry: 19€, get tickets here

This event is so freaking empowering for women it’s hard to know where to start. Every second Friday of the month is FemFriday at the Weltmuseum and this will be a special one. This event’s guests are Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor, the leading voices behind Poetic Pilgrimage – a hip-hop group tackling topics such as immigration and Islam with their lyrics. Both women are of Jamaican descent and grew up in the UK. Before their concert, they will hold an open talk and a screening of the documentary, Hip Hop Hijabis. Talk about girl power!

Recommended if you like: celebrating women, widening your world views, the leading ladies of this world, celebrating all things feminine, intimate gigs, shows in odd locations, Hip Hop, female empowerment

 

Experience this one-of-a-kind performance of dark theatre

The Smallest Theatre in the World #3 Murder

When: FRI–SAT, December 14–15, various time-slots
Where: Schauspielhaus
Entry: sign up for tickets here

Jesse Imman’s latest project is on at the Smallest Theatre in the World. The show is performed with flashlights as the theatre will be in complete darkness and performed for only 2 audience members at a time! This piece pays homage to Fritz Lang’s classic movie, “A City Seeks A Murderer,” exploring the aspect of fear in theatre. They’ve got 3 time-slots each evening, so sign up for your tickets beforehand.

Recommended if you like: one-of-a-kind theatre experiences, being inspired by art, being a little bit afraid, experiences outside of your comfort zone, not knowing what to expect from art, Halloween, murder stories

 

An indie design market in the MQ

Winter WAMP // Internationaler Designmarkt

When: daily, throughout November and December (see opening times)
Where: MQ – Museumsquartier
Entry: Free!

The international indie design fair WAMP has set up its stalls in the MQ and it will be there daily right up until Christmas time. Austrian and international designers from the fields of fashion, accessories, art, home decor and gastronomy will be selling their unique creations. So after grabbing a Punsch or Glühwein in the MQ courtyard, browse through the fancy design goods being sold at this fancy little market.

Recommended if you like: funky designs, redesigning, having a one of a kind wardrobe, quirky homes, markets, shopping under the sun, discovering cool designers from Central and Eastern Europe, Christmas time in the city

Design pop-up shop in a funky coffeehouse

Rienna – contemporary designshop

When: November 9 – December 22 (check out the very specific and irregular opening times)
Where: Rienna contemporary design shop
Entry: free!

There’s an oddly named design pop-up shop running throughout November and December and it will popping up in the 5th district’s Schleifmühlgasse, Rienna. Showcasing and selling awesome products from local creatives, it’s surely worth checking out during the lead up to Christmas (hint, hint, nudge, nudge). Plus, there are special events happening (relating to creatives doing creative things) also throughout the lifespan of this funky store. Be sure to check out the details,

Recommended if you like: forearm Tattoos, beards, ham and cheese toast, filling your wardrobe with unique fashion, being that member of the Family that everybody knows for thoughtful and cool gifts

Enjoy this little Christmas village opening for the season

Weihnachtsdorf am Campus der Uni Wien 2018

When: daily, until December 23
Where: Campus der Universität Wien – Altes AKH
Entry: Free!

With lights strung from tree to tree in the vast courtyard of the university campus, this Christmas market in the Alte AKH almost makes you feel like you’re in the middle of a forest. It’s also one of the most children-friendly markets, with a bunch of rides and a small Ferris wheel, which adds to the ambience. The wooden huts are mostly filled with the stuff you’ll find at most markets, however the magic of fairy lights in the trees can’t be beaten.

Recommended if you like: Punsch, Christmas time in the city, the idea of saving yourself Christmas shopping gauntlet, the smell of roasted almonds

Sip punch on a beautiful terrace with views of the Donaukanal

Punschen auf der KLYO Dachterrasse

When: daily, throughout November & December (check opening times)
Where: KLYO
Entry: free!

Drink delicious Punsch (and eat sausages and roasted almonds) while gazing out onto the Donaukanal from the terrace of one of the most stylish places in Vienna. The terrace is available for private rental in case you’re independently wealthy and like to drink alone (or, you know, if you’re trying to plan a company party). Anyway, the bar hanging off the Urania is serving up Punsch until Christmas arrives.

Recommended if you like: punsch, mulled wine, stylish settings, wearing your lacy underwear, beautiful views of the Donaukanal, wearing smoky eye make-up, being on terraces, being fancy, staying out until after dark (which, during winter in Vienna, means any time after 4pm), sausages, roasted almonds

Defrost your nipples with a mug of Glühwein at a Christmas market

Imagine this: you’re so cold your nipples (that have formed icicles on their tips) could poke out the eye of the person across from you, then you wrap your frozen hands around a cup of Glühwein while standing amidst the lights and smells of one of Viennese kick-ass Christmas markets (See our list for our favourite Vienna Christmas markets). Whether Punsch or Glühwein is your choice of poison, this is a must for December in Vienna.

A thought-provoking film that will open your eyes

Welcome to SODOM – im Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

When: throughout December until January 13, check times on the programme
Where: Stadtkino
Entry: 9€

On the big screen of the Stadtkino, there will be the kind of film that is not pleasant to watch, but one that should be watched by everybody. Especially those of us who spend hours on their mobile phone a day. We ripped some words from the films website to give you an idea of what it’s about: ‘Accra is proven to be one of most poisonous places. It is the largest electronic waste dump in the world. About 6000 women, men and children live and work here. They call it SODOM.’ Welcome to SODOM will be screened at Stadtkino throughout December until January 13. Be sure to check the programme for info on the screening times.

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

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.

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.