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Everything you need to do this week in Vienna – 26 event tips

January 20, 2020

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

January 20, 2020

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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 26 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:


Head out for some Punk Rock music at B72

Rebecca Lou, Gørl und You and the Whose Armies Live at B72

When: MON, January 20, 8pm–12am
Where: B72
Entry: 10€ presale/12€ at the doors

The Danish Punk Rock trio, Rebecca Lou, has just released their debut album, ‘Bleed’. Someone told us that they could be one of the most interesting acts ever to come out of Denmark. Don’t know if that’s true? Check them out yourself – this Monday, they’ll be playing a gig at B72. The Psychedelic Glam Rock band, Gørl, and Push Rock band, You and the Whose Armies, will be their support.

Recommended if you like: showing off your punk rock attitude, having a beer after work, trippy music, B72, wearing an exorbitant number of safety pins in your clothing, chains, headbanging, the North

Treat that belly of yours to this celebration of fish & chips (with a side of craft beer)

Fish & Chips Weeks

When: January 20–31
Where: Das Bootshaus
Entry: TBD

Most food festivals last a maximum of one week, but the clever folks at Das Bootshaus realise how beloved fish & chips are, so they are celebrating them for even longer. They’ll be serving a range of fish, a variety of fries (including ‘Chili Steakhouse’) and, of course, sauces & dips. Not only that, but they’re also pairing these flavours with a range of exciting craft beers. We like the sound of the ‘Native Tongue Vienna Pale’ in particular. If you’re already salivating at all this saltiness, you can always go more than once.

Recommended if you like: Fish and chips, saying “one for me, one for you” to your belly, food festivals, craft beers, trying multiple combinations of the same dish, food, eating out, where your tastebuds give you a high five, calling yourself a “foodie”, food blogging,

Check out the newcomers of the comedy scene

English Comedy Open Mic @Polkadot Vienna

When: MON, January 20, 8pm–10pm
Where: Polkadot Vienna
Entry: Free! 5€ contribution is suggested though

Head to the pub, Polkadot, 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

Catch this new play that tackles the topics of family and sexuality


When: January 20–February 1
Where: Theater Drachengasse
Entry: 19€/various discounts, buy a ticket

Dino Pešut’s production ‘Lebensmenschen’ introduces us to two characters, a black Austrian woman and a gay Croatian man. Neither of them know what will happen next in their lives, but they do know that their idea of ​​intimacy cannot be realised together. Despite the fact that their’s is not a relationship based on the traditional idea of ‘love’, and without being married, they go on to have a child. This play tackles their lives in a predominantly white, heterosexual & male society.

Recommended if you like: learning about LGBTQ+ issues, theatre tackling society’s views, educating yourself, gay and queer theatre, theatre productions, supporting and checking out small theatre companies

Picture © Evi Pribyl

Listen to Star Wars hits played on piano while you chew(bacca) on delicous cakes

Star Wars Vii-Ix on Piano: Schmidt Spielt Filmmusik 11

When: TUE, January 21, 7pm–10pm
Where: Cafe Schopenhauer
Entry: Free!

Drinking Viennese coffees can be an epic experience. There’s the full Force of the cream on top and the dark side of the coffee underneath. If only these could be accompanied by suitably epic music? Well, funnily enough, Cafe Schopenhauer has got you covered with pianist Patrick Johann Schmidt playing a selection of the soundtracks from Star Wars episodes VII-IX. Let the Torte awaken in you.

Recommended if you like: letting the tinkling sounds of a piano soothe that cake down your gullet, feeling the Force, galaxies far, far away, Star Wars, soundtracks, giggling while you ask for a “Melange a Trois”

Learn how to DIY your own sustainable products

Workshop: Zero Waste Veganuary Edition

When: TUE, January 21, 6pm–8pm
Where: Raumteiler
Entry: 39€ (29€ for those with a Zero Waste Austria Card), sign up via mail!

Trying to live more sustainably can be quite overwhelming. Where do you even begin? This workshop at the Raumteiler about zero waste and veganism is perhaps the ideal way to get your sustainable ball rolling! You will not only leave with more knowledge but also with new vegan and zero waste bathroom essentials, which you will make yourself at this workshop! Let’s do this!

Recommended if you like: planet earth and would like to continue living on it, learning more about sustainability, living happily without having guilty feelings creep up on you, inspiring your friends to do good, working on yourself, sustainable products

Get all classy-jazzy at this Jazz orchestra with sounds big and small

Orjazztra Vienna Porgy III // Duo 4675

When: TUE, January 21, 8:30pm–11:30pm
Where: Porgy & Bess
Entry: TBD

What do you get when you cross ‘Jazz’ with an ‘orchestra’? A loud and shuddering orjazzm? No. In the case of this talented group of musicians, the answer is an orjazztra. This concert by Christian Muthspiel & Orjazztra Vienna aims to bring back the large-group Jazz vibe of greats such as Duke Ellington and Carla Bley. With an 18-piece orchestra, their young musicians will take you on a Jazz journey from the quiet and subtle to the unabashedly loud and tantric.

If Jazz orchestras are your thing, take a look at another event you may enjoy.

Recommended if you like: Jazz and Jazz orchestras, Duke Ellington, Carla Bley, Sun Ra, doing more cultural things than your friends, dedicating your life to music, lots of talented people all on one stage, stroking your goatie beard

Tuesdays can be fun too

Comedy Tuesday at Hefenbrüder

When: TUE, Jan 21, 7:30pm–10pm
Where: Hefenbrüder
Entry: free, donations welcome

Once a month, jokers (not the Batman type) from all across Europe come to Vienna to perform English comedy at Hefenbrüder to brighten up otherwise unfunny Tuesday nights. There’s a minimum age of 16 so you can probably expect some saucy jokes. Or heavy drinking. Or both.

Recommended if you like: stand-up comedy, comedy in English, drinking a good beer, spitting out the good beer because you have to laugh, not going to the doctor since laughter is the best medicine, going out on a Tuesday

Love and feminism united on stage in poetry

Flawless Slam – Feminist Poetry Slam

When: TUE, January 21, 8pm–11pm­
Where: Kosmos Theater
Entry: 9€ (reduced 7€) reserve your tickets via karten@kosmostheater.at

LGBT, feminism, and love together brought together in poetry – this is what the Flawless Slam is all about at the Kosmos Theater happening this Tuesday. And if you’ve ever wanted to try your tongue at poetry slam yourself, there’ll be a free poetry slam crash-course at 5pm (register via textstrom@gmail.com).

Recommended if you like: poetry, fancy words, poetry slams, equality, female empowerment, getting over your weekend-hangover by drinking another glass of wine

Get some insight into an unconventional concept

Couch Connections – Special Screening with filmmaker

When: WED, January 22, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Votivkino
Entry: 8.90€, buy a ticket!

You have probably heard of Couchsurfing, but have you ever tried it? Does it seem scary to you? The film ‘Couch Connections’ has the goal of removing the barriers people might have when getting to know new people and new cultures! The filmmaker documented his experiences in 9 countries, meeting a wide variety of people simply by surfing their couches. The movie will be screened at the Votivkino this Wednesday, and the filmmaker will be there tpp.

Recommended if you like: films that change your view on something, getting to know new people and cultures, the Haydn, ambitious filmmakers, travelling, getting to know unconventional concepts

A night of new comedy from new comedians

International English Comedy Night at Kramladen

When: TUE, January 21, 8pm–11pm
Where: Kramladen
Entry: 13€ (10€ students), buy a ticket

Are you constantly cracking yourself up? We understand that better than anyone. Care to try cracking others up, as well…on a stage? An English comedy open mic is probably a good place for you to start your career and THIS English comedy open mic offers a free shot when you walk in the door. You won’t get that kind of treatment again until you’re hosting Saturday Night Live. All the less funny people who just came to watch get a free shot as well because nobody likes a sober audience.

Recommended if you like: comedy, laughing, making people laugh, being onstage, laughing in English (this is English comedy night, all laughing should be in English)

Find out more about perspectives

Ulrike Königshofer. Behind the Picture

When: WED, January 22, 4:30pm–12am
Where: Galerie Reinthaler

Ulrike Königshofer is an artist from Styria who works in Vienna. Her art focuses on perspectives. She claims that people perceive something completely differently than others – life is all about the perspectives. That is what she is trying to visualise in her art, which you can admire at the Galerie Reinthaler.

Recommended if you like: thinking outside the box, art galleries, understanding art, Galerie Reinthaler, spending a rainy afternoon at muesums

Schmooze with fellow art-lovers at the opening of this exhibition of intriguing paintings

Vernissage Peter Sengl

When: WED, January 22, 7pm
Where: Galerie Gerersdorfer
Entry: Free!

Artist Peter Sengl will be present at the opening of his new exhibition at the Galerie Gerersdorfer. His paintings facilitate a dialogue with selected masterpieces of classical modernism and result in an eclectic body of work which places itself between traditional role models and new artistic creations. The titles of his pictures are said to be “exude[d] in the picture, visible, explaining”. If they require further explanation, perhaps you can ask him in person after you’ve had a drink or two. The exhibition is open until March 7th.

Recommended if you like: art exhibitions, going to a vernissage so you can brag to your friends that you saw the exhibition before them, having your paintings stuck on the fridge by mum & dad, paintings, Egon Shiele

Celebrate 35 years of this incredible orchestra’s Jazz and Swing performances

Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Wil Salden

When: WED, January 22, 7:30pm–10pm
Where: Wiener Konzerthaus
Entry: From 46€, buy a ticket

American Swing Dance band the Glenn Miller Orchestra were first formed in 1938. Now, the licensed Glenn Miller Orchestra for Europe led by Wil Salden is headed out on a big anniversary tour celebrating 35 years and a total of 5,000 concerts. If that’s not enough to put them in a party mood, it’s also Wil Salden’s 70th birthday in June, so perhaps they’ll be playing even bigger sounds than usual as they continue to inspire people of all ages around the world.

If Jazz orchestras are your thing, take a look at another event you might like.

Recommended if you like: Jazz and Jazz orchestras, doing cultural things, dedicating your life to music, lots of talented people all on one stage, stroking your goatie beard, getting out of your seat and dancing that booty off (with your Oma)

A real-life soap opera, read out loud

Sinn & Seife – Die Poetry Soap. Wiens Slamlesebühne

When: WED, January 22, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Cafe 7 Stern
Entry: 10€ (7€ students), buy a ticket

Seven young poets are living together in one happy flat, riddled with jealousy, love-sickness, and the other usual rollercoaster of emotions. This is not the typical flat, it’s full of wordsmiths, poets, who are desperate to tell you about their stories, and there’s usually a guest wordsmith on stage too. It’s scripted poetry of course, but will be still good fun – we promise! It will take place in the lovely intimate back room of Cafe7stern on Wednesday.

Recommended if you like: live poetry performances, Cafe 7 Stern, wearing the same shirt 3 days in a row and hoping nobody notices, buying fresh bread, rhyming, good poetry (as opposed to bad poetry), Sinn & Seife, supporting talented artists

Enjoy an evening full of guitar and saxophone tunes

Ernst Molden & Andrej Prozorov (Österreich)

When: WED, January 22, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: Sargfabrik
Entry: 25€, buy a ticket

If you combine Ernst Molden & Andrej Prozorov, you’ll get an evening of well–played guitar and fine saxophone tunes with Austrian taste, as the songs are in Austrian dialect. All this and more is waiting for you at the Sargfabrik this Wednesday!

Recommended if you like: guitar players, the sound of saxophones, songs in dialect, supporting local musicians, music that makes you feel at home

Fancy a night of House and Techno during the week and a chance to be home before the birds are singing?

Club der frühen Vögel hosted by hausgemacht

When: THU, January 23, 8pm–2am
Where: Mon Ami
Entry: Free!

The Club der frühen Vögel (‘Early Birds Club’) are sending you to their basement to dance where they will put on records instead of making jokes. This night of House and Techno ends at 2am which, given that it’s a school night, means you might just manage to make it to the end and be up and fresh for work the next morning. Or maybe you’ll wake in someone else’s apartment covered in doner grease. It’s up to you.

Recommended if you like: House and Techno music, being home before the birds start singing, feeling the floor shake under the base, closing your eyes while dancing and being carried away, giving eyes across the dancefloor

Dance your legs off to this Swing band now that the roaring Twenties have returned!

Secret Swing Society

When: FRI, January 24, 9pm–3am
Where: fluc + fluc_wanne
Entry: 10€ on the door

To save you googling the wrong thing (like we did) and finding photos of your parents cavorting naked with the neighbours, The Secret Swing Society is a Vienna club night specialising in the genre of music that makes people’s feet tap like a crazed jumping bean on a pogo stick. Now that it’s once again the roaring Twenties, get dancing to their anarchic Electro Swing and Nuu Electronic Hop with bomby basses, melodic tunes!

Recommended if you like: Electro Swing, Gypsy Breaks, Mash Up or Ghetto Funk music, starting the weekend as you mean to go on, the return of the roaring Twenties, forgetting all your worries, closing your eyes while dancing and being carried away

Enjoy a night full of good Techno music at Pratersauna

Super Motel 168 w/ FEDE LNG (UK)

When: FRI, January 24, 11pm–6am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: TBA

Pratersauna will be getting your heart rate up at this party packed full of high energy Techno music from live DJs. UK-based House DJ, Fede Lng, will be hitting the decks, and a few others like Jon Gravy, Front of House will be there too. Get a taste of the music here:

Recommended if you like: staying in motels, motel life, always wondering if anyone ever died in your motel, getting naked in the Sauna and arguing with the bouncer as to why it is ok that you are naked, it’s a European thing, jumping in the pool at the Sauna when you’re ready to leave and getting kicked out

Feel the moment while dancing to house music

OZ w/ Claptone live

When: FRI, January 24, 11pm–6am
Where: O – der Klub
Entry: 15€, buy a ticket

The house DJ Claptone is taking you onto a journey to a land far, far away. To OZ, a land where we aren’t disconnected from each other by oh-so-social media! So, if you’re having a good time at O – der Klub this Friday with Clapton, fight your urges to record and post the moment and just simply enjoy it, because that’s how you do it in OZ!

Recommended if you like: being in the here and now, talking to friends in real life instead of via whatsapp, not checking your phone every few minutes, going out without your phone, the real life more than the virtual

Turbo, Techno and trouts

Kobosil | TURBO

When: FRI, Jan 24, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 16€

This party is going to be turbo-lent (get it?), since Berlin-based DJ Kobosil is known for his deep, fast and aggressive Techno sound. It’s taking place at the only Vienna club named after a bright trout. We still don’t know what aquatic animals and Techno parties have in common, but if you visit enough of them you may be enlightened one day.

Recommended if you like: Techno, a bpm count beyond 120, getting your weekly dose of bass, being auditory impaired the day after, beer and cigarettes, illegal substances, treating yourself with a juicy döner on the way home, trouts

Dance until your feet go numb at this after show party 

Rundgang 2020 – Aftershowparty

When: THU, January 23, 11pm–6am
Where: Club–U
Entry: 5€

The Akademie der bildenden Künste is having an exhibition of their works (at the Semperdepot, starting at 5pm), but what’s just as important (or even more important) is the after show party they’re putting on! So, if you’re feeling more like partying and are less interested in looking at art: your night starts at 11pm at the Club–U! So get your crazy dance moves ready because it’s gonna be wild!

Recommended if you like: eating your dessert first, changing the saying ‘work hard, play hard’ into ‘work a little, play hard’, dancing, the Club–U, going to a house party where you don’t know anyone, flirting with artsy people and pretending you’re just as much into art as they are

This movie will be stuck in your head for days!

Til Midnight Movies #japanuary: HAUSU

When: FRI, January 24, 10pm–11:55pm
Where: Schikaneder
Entry: TBD, get your tickets!

I’m pretty sure that we’ve all at some point watched a movie that has made us go ‘what the hell..’. And for some reason, these movies definitely have an impact, as they seem to be stuck in our heads for days after we’ve watched them. This Friday, you’ll get the chance to watch Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 movie ‘Hausu’ at the Schikaneder. You really can’t assign a genre to this movie, as it’s a crazy mix of pretty much every genre in existence. Make sure to check it out if that orgy of experiences sounds appeals to you in any way.

Recommended if you like: watching crazy movies, going to the cinema, eating way too much popcorn, being a film fanatic, not knowing what’s going on, the Schikaneder, watching movies in general

Catch this magical one-man show at Vienna’s English Theatre

A Regular Little Houdini

When: FRI, Jan 17 – SAT, Feb 22, 7:30pm–9:20pm
Where: Vienna’s English Theatre
Entry: 25€ – 48€, get a ticket

A Regular Little Houdini takes place at the turn of the last century and tells the story of a boy who dreams of becoming a magician just like his idol Harry Houdini. You know him – he’s the guy famous for breaking out of suitcases with his hands tied between his legs while rolling over the Niagara Falls. We don’t think that any such stunts will be shown on stage, but it’s going to be an impressive performance nonetheless. Shows are taking place daily, except Sundays.

Recommended if you like: going to the theatre, plays in English, magicians, Harry Houdini, feeling cultured because you have attended a theatre show, one-man performances

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.