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

November 11, 2018

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

November 11, 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 45 awesome things happening this week in Vienna:

 

Treasures from 50 art galleries and antique dealers

Art&Antique Hofburg Vienna – 50. Jubiläum

When: MON-SUN, November 12-18, 11am-7pm
Where: Hofburg
Entry: 13€, ticketing info here

Art & Antique Hofburg is celebrating its 50th anniversary and that means you’ll find treasures from 50 art galleries and art and antique dealers in the grand rooms of Vienna’s palaces. Who doesn’t want to wear their corset and white wig out for a little treasure hunting IN A PALACE!? (Corsets and wigs: not required.) Fun facts: Women get in free on November 12th and men get in free on November 14th. Also, there’s a tour for kids ages 4-12.

Recommended if you like: Art & Antique Hofburg, feeling boushy as fuck, saying “what a fine piece” and “splendid!” and “Hans, ready the carriage”, walking on cobblestones, reading by candle light, art, antiques, palaces, a chance to see impressive pieces of art and antiques from 50 different galleries

Catch the US Rapper Talib Kweli live at Flex

Talib Kweli // Wien

When: MON, November 12, 7pm-11:59pm
Where: flex
Entry: 29€, get your tickets here

Talib’s lyrics are poetry set to the sounds of Hip Hop and Soul music. We couldn’t even think up as many words as he sings in one song, and we sure can’t make it sound as cool as he does. Grab your tickets for this show happening on Monday night, and have a taste of the music, here:

Recommended if you like: Talib Kweli, Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, concerts that make you cooler than you were before you went, nodding your head slowly as you listen, swaying your hips from side to side in a suave sort of way while making a stank face, great music production, high energy shows, live performances

Catch the Israeli talent, Netta, live in Vienna

Netta at Grelle Forelle

When: MON, November 12, 8pm-11pm
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 28.50€, get your tickets here

She may not be your toy, Vienna, but she will be playing for you live and in person.  It’s NETTA! Catch this Israeli Eurovision winner live at Grelle Forelle this Monday night. In case you were on another planet and missed this year’s Eurovision, here’s the song that propelled Netta to fame:

Recommended if you like: Netta, Eurovision, fun Pop music, energetic performers, wearing polkadots, taking selfies with your tongue out, dying stripes of pink into your hair somethings, dancing, glow sticks, bright pink bubblegum, famous performers in Vienna

Have a listen to some young artists performing at the Konzerthaus

Rising Stars: Peter Moore, Posaune

When: MON, November 12, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Where: Musikverein
Entry: From 29€, get tickets here

This Monday evening, the Wiener Konzerthaus is hosting another ‘Rising Starts’ concert night This time, the young artists who will be performing at the Bramms Hall are Peter Moore on the trombone and James Baillieu on the piano! You can check out the complete programme and get tickets, here.

Recommended if you like: Classical music, watching young artists perform, the mix of the trombone and the piano, chilled evenings at the Konzerthaus, enjoying the classical Vienna, starting the week with culture overload

Intriguing take on classical music @ the Wien Modern festival

Wien Modern: Mit etwas Extremismus

When: MON, November 12, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Where: Wiener Konzerthaus
Entry: From 21€, get tickets here

As part of the Wien Modern festival, the Konzerthaus is hosting an unconventional performance by several artists known for breaking ground and experimenting with classical music this Monday. The artists line-up includes the Austrian Wolfgang Mitterer, the Frenchie, François Sarhan, the German, Sarah Nemtsov, and the Croat, Mirela Ivičević. Intrigued? Catch a glimpse of their sound, below:

Recommended if you like: checking out different kinds of music, getting to know new artists, modern takes on classical music, music so crazy you need to experience it for yourself

Coding workshop (in English) for women

Women && Code: Intro to JavaScript 13.11.

When: TUE, November 13, 6:30pm-9pm
Where: Stockwerk Coworking
Entry: 9€ refundable reservation fee, reserve your spot here

Have you always felt like learning JavaScript 13.11? Do you get excited about UI/UX and frontend development? Last question, are you a woman? Then this is the group for you! Get your thinking caps on and get out to this women’s workshop (held in English) about coding!

Recommended if you like: learning coding and JavaScript, learning new things, broadening your horizons, decoding the mysteries of coding, learning alongside other women, supporting your fellow females, gaining useful skills, pumping up that resume, being skilled

Talk about urban innovation for Vienna’s future at the Hub

WineDown: Urban Innovation

When: TUE, November 13, 6pm-10pm
Where: Impact Hub
Entry: free! Register here

Vienna isn’t the first city to feel the demands that weigh on a growing, urban environment. A few start-up founders will be giving a presentation on how Vienna can best adapt to these challenges and become a sustainable and socially inclusive city. There will be talks about food waste, green living, and promoting a local food chain (we hope that doesn’t include eating the locals). The event is free, but let them know if you’re planning to attend.

Recommended if you like: urban planning, learning more about how Vienna works and how it can work in the future, hearing about sustainable living options in an urban setting, meeting people from the future, sorry, we mis-spoke, meeting people who plan for the future, seeing the big picture, shopping local

Try to score tickets for this sold out show – we dare ya!

Soldout – FM4 Indiekiste mit Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Wien

When: TUE, November 13, 7pm-11pm
Where: Flex
Entry: sold out by try getting tickets on the Facebook event page

Unknown Mortal Orchestra sells tickets for a reason.  The internet says there are no more tickets for this show, but we all know the internet tells lies. Take the challenge and find somebody selling their tickets, or beg one off of someone – it’s all a matter of how badly you want to see the New Zealand psychedelic rock band, Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a funky monkey beat, that kind of music that makes you feel like everything is going to be ok, smiling a little with your eyes closed, feeling the wind in your hair, wearing retro sunglasses, long hugs – more like standing cuddles, Flex

A moving and powerful film screening evening

Politischer Filmabend Calais

When: TUE, November 13, 8pm–11pm
Where: Nachbarhaus
Entry: free!

A special kind of film screening will be happening this Tuesday night at the Nachbarhaus (which is part of the theatre, the Schauspielhaus). The award-winning documentary, Calais Children: A Case to Answer, about the refugee camp that appeared during the time of the so-called refugee-crisis in Europe in Calais, France will be screened as the first film to kick off the new event series, Politischer Filmabend. The documentary will be screened in English and it is unmissable if you haven’t see it yet and are a concerned citizen of the human race (big call, we know, but it fits).

Recommended if you like: having heated political discussions, thinking about a better future, documentaries, doing something about the shitty stuff happening around the world in politics

Catch a reading by the Austrian author, Paul Ferstl

Buchpräsentation Paul Ferstl: “Fischsitter”

When: TUE, November 13, 7pm–midnight
Where: Phil
Entry: Free!

Austrian author, Paul Festl, is doing a reading of his newest novel at the quaint and cosy cafe, Phil, this Tuesday! Festl was born in Leoben, but currently lives in Vienna, and has published not only novels, but nonfiction works on science and comparative literature! He’ll be reading from his newest book, Fischsitter, which touches on things like family and art – delivered through a polished and clever writing style.

Recommended if you like: celebrating Austrian writers, getting to know the author of a book, book readings, cosy evenings

 

Laugh your socks off at comedy Tuesday!

Comedy Tuesday im Spektakel

When: TUE, November 13, 7:30pm−10pm
Where: Spektakel
Entry: 10€

Tuesday night is comedy night! Or at least it will be this Tuesday at Spektakel where the best names of the local comedy and cabaret scene will be joining forces to make people in Vienna laugh and smile for more than 2 hours.

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

A night of laughing out loud in English

English Comedy – Joke’s On You im 7*Stern Wohnzimmer

When: TUE, November 13, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: 7Stern
Entry: Free! Donations appreciated!

The English Stand-Up crew, Joke’s On You, have been entertaining the crowds of Central Europe for 3 years now. At Café 7stern, they’ve found a new home for their performance nights that include an open mic and comedy showcases. So if you’ve been meaning to become outgoing, or do something brave and get out there, this might be your chance! Or if you just like laughing on a regular basis this is an event for you too.

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

A theatre piece with a heavy subject matter and an uplifting message

All das Schöne

When: on until Nov. 24th, check program here
Where:
Theater Drachengasse
Entry: 19€, get your tickets here

This moving piece of theatre addresses themes of suicide alongside all the beautiful things in life that give those struggling with life, a reason to live. This powerful Austrian premiere follows a young child who starts a list of the beautiful reasons to stay in this world after her mother tries to commit suicide. You have a chance to see this moving play at the Theater Drachengasse until November 24th.

Recommended if you like: theatre, dealing with heavy subject matter in your culture, being reminded of reasons to stay alive, new and original theatre pieces, thinking about the beautiful things in life, art with a hopeful message, supporting new theatre, Theater Drachengasse

An exploration of beauty in design and architecture

Eine schöne Zukunft bauen – MAK Future Lab

When: TUE, November 13, 6pm-8pm
Where:
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Entry: free! (except the museum entrance price)

Sagmeister & Walsh have created an exhibition which explores our desire for beauty, particularly in design and architecture at the MAK. At the heart of the exhibition is the role architecture plays in improving our quality of life and how that relates to beauty. This Tuesday, there will be discussions with various architects and designers, including urban planning director of the city of Vienna, Thomas Madreiter. You don’t get these people in the same room everyday. Should be a few ‘A-ha,’ moments in there.

Recommended if you like: MAK Future Lab, exhibitions on architecture and design, beauty, seeing beauty, telling someone who works at Vienna Würstelstand that they are beautiful, discussions on city planning, architecture, and landscape design

Get in the mood for a dinner of mussels at the NhM

Muscheldinner im Naturhistorischen Museum

When: WED, November 14, 6pm-9pm
Where:
Naturhistorisches Museum
Entry: 55€ (incl. museum entrance), get your tickets here

It’s a mussel dinner in the Natural History Museum and we all know what mussels get us in the mood for… intercourse… of the most intellectual kind, over various historical topics, of course. For the next few months, you can enjoy a meal of fish specialties and seafood under the impressive dome of the Natural History Museum. The price includes a look around the museum. Don’t miss a guided tour to the rooftop of the world…well, actually just the museum!

Recommended if you like: mussels, intellectual intercourse, fish specialties, seafood, slurping, wearing a bib for grown-ups, the Natural History Museum, rows and rows of animal species, dinosaurs, rooftop tours, fancy dinners in impressive buildings

Get pumped full of the beat at fluc

Highscore x Drum&Bass

When: WED, November 14, 11pm-6am
Where: Fluc + Fluc Wanne
Entry: free!

If high intensity Drum and Bass music is your thing, you’re not going to want to miss this party. A night full of DJs will be beating you over the head with the…well…beat. Get in the mood, here:

Recommended if you like: live DJs, Techno drums and bass, high intensity club parties, blurred vision due to high volumes, losing a shoe at midnight, hailing a Fiaker at 5am on your way home, making out with a stranger and then a different stranger, losing yourself in the music, parties in your pants

OK Kid live at Arena Wien

OK KID · Arena · Wien – SOLD OUT

When: WED, November 14, 7pm-11pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: tickets are sold out but try to get them on the Facebook event page

Take the fact that this concert is sold out as a challenge, and get creative with finding tickets. That is, if you can’t stand the thought of missing this live show by the German band, OK Kid, when they’ll perform their Lügenhits and Happy Endings tour. And if you can’t find tickets, just stand outside the venue yelling, “add tour dates! Pleeeeease!” Who knows? It might work. Check out the music out, here:

Recommended if you like: OK Kid, live bands, lyrics in German, finding tickets to sold out shows, public yelling, wearing Vans which look like sneakers, parties at the Arena Wien

A different side of pop singer Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue presents Golden // Wien

When: WED, November 14, 7pm–11pm
Where: Gasometer
Entry: 69.99€, get tickets here

This week, the world famous Australian Pop star, Kylie Minogue, is performing at the Gasometer! If you just know her from her hits like ‘Can’t get you out of my head’, we can already tell you this is not a single-filled Pop concert: Minogue is touring Europe with her new album, Golden, and her focus now is to deliver intimate shows. So, expect a cosy atmosphere!

Recommended if you like: live concerts, experiencing big names of Pop music live, intimate performances by big-a** artists, the 80s

A night of networking for entrepreneurs (ladies only)

Sorority-EntrepreneurSH!T

When: THU, November 15, 8pm-11pm
Where:
Florentin
Entry: free!

This will be an open exchange for female entrepreneurs and those who are aspiring to be! Come and discuss taxes, marketing, and dealing with social injustice as a female entrepreneur. This event is just for the ladies and will be hosted by tax specialist, Babs van Hel, and online marketing whiz, Steffi Bondi.

Recommended if you like: being a boss, entrepreneurship, supporting other professional women, receiving support for your budding concept or new company, new ideas, helpful information, filling the gaps in your skillset, networking

Go see the German rapper Cro while he’s in town!

CRO • stay tru. tour 2018 • Wien (A) – präsentiert von Ö3

When: THU, November 15, 7:30pm
Where: Wiener Stadthalle
Entry: From 51.99€, get tickets here

The popular German artist, Cro, is performing this Thursday at the Stadthalle! He describes his music as a mix of Pop and Rap, and his two previous albums have been very well received by the public. The current tour is promoting his third album, ‘tru’, which is much more personal than the previous ones and offers a bit of insight into the mysterious person that is Cro. Here’s one of his videoclips:

Recommended if you like: German Rap, live concerts, non-mainstream artists, Cro, artists that are truly original and have mysterious personas

Catch Pixies’ lead singer in town with The Breeders

FM4 Indiekiste mit The Breeders | Vienna

When: THU, November 15, 7pm–midnight
Where: Flex
Entry: From 28.50€, get tickets here

This week’s FM4 Indiekiste brings you The Breeders, the alternative rock band of Pixies’ vocalists’ Kim Deal out of the 90s. Yeah, Kim played with them back in the day, and they’ve reunited occasionally over the years to play together and draft up new songs. They’ve just released their newest album and will be performing at Flex this Thursday. If you’re into some dirty guitars, Alternative Rock, or just wanna’ catch the Pixies’ star live, don’t miss this!

Recommended if you like: live concerts, grungy Rock, the 90s, the Pixies, beers and cigarettes, dirty guitar riffs, messy making out

Catch a Belgium post-Punk Rock band @ Chelsea

Intergalactic Lovers (BE) • Wien

When: THU, November 15, 8pm–11pm
Where: Chelsea
Entry: From 18.40€, get tickets here

This Thursday, Chelsea will open its doors to the folks of the Punk outfit, Intergalactic Lovers! This group out of Belgium is touring with their third album, and will bring you their very own mix of grungy guitars, strong bass and powerful vocals. They’re known for delivering cool and electric concerts, so be sure to check their sound out below and go see them live!

Recommended if you like: strong vocals, live concerts, beer and cigarettes, Interpol, The Cure, nights out at the Gürtel, dirty Döners at 4am, getting sweaty in a mosh pit

Enjoy a night of powerful indie vocals!

FM4 Indiekiste mit Anna Calvi | Simm City, Vienna

When: THU, November 15, 8pm–11pm
Where: SIMM City
Entry: From 29€, get tickets here

This Thursday, it’s the SIMM City’s turn to host the FM4 Indikiste! The performer of the evening will be Anna Calvi, the UK Songwriter who’s known for her powerful voice and intense live shows. She just dropped a new album in August and has been touring Europe ever since. Check out her sound, below:

Recommended if you like: strong vocals, live music, being inspired by a concert, being in an impassion ate embrace, spooning, gin and tonics with straws

Party on with an Indie record label as they put some of their best on stage

Kleio Records Tour 2018 – Fluc Wanne Wien

When: THU, November 15, 7:30pm
Where: fluc
Entry: 16 €

The Vienna-based Indie record label, Kleio are celebrating 7 years of life, and their bringing a bag of their most talented acts on them with tour around Austria along which they’re throwing delightful (meaning raging nights of fun-dom) nights o’ music. This Thursday, they’ve got their stop in Vienna at the fluc, which will be headlined by the act, Please Madame. Check it out below. Oh, and there’s more where that came from that will be performing on the night.

Recommended if you like: wearing clothes that look like somebody has gone to them with a pair of scissors, imagining pushing people off of e-scooters, Indie record labels, discovering local music, spending a fair bit of money on your headphones

Get in the mood for Christmas this week when the markets open!

Weihnachtsmarkt am Spittelberg 2018

When: November 15 – Christmas, 2pm−5pm
Where: Spittelberg
Entry: Free!

Set within the narrow cobblestone lanes of the Spittelberg neighbourhood, below the short, sweet houses, this Christmas market really does give us a furry, warm feeling inside. And it’s opening for the season this Thursday, November 15! Christmas markets don’t get more charming than this. The craft stands are mostly occupied by local artisans here, which is a fresh change to the made-in-China craft found at many Christmas markets around Vienna.

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

Go square-eyed at this mini-festival of movies about extreme off-piste adventures

Freeride Filmfestival Vienna

When: THU, November 15, 8pm–11pm
Where: Gartenbaukino
Entry: 21€, get tickets here

Freedom is skiing off-piste, according to the Freeriders. Extreme winter sports is being taken to the next level, with people skiing in more and more wild places and these adventures are getting more and more attention. If you are interested in seeing what it is like, or are already part of the scene, turn up to the Gartenbaukino this Thursday to see a whole bunch of movies about it. 6 different movies will be screened at the Freeride Filmfestival, and you’ll get the chance to actually meet the heroes of the movies.

Recommended if you like: adventure, extreme sports, freezing your ass of because you’ve been sitting in the snow a lot, rum in your tea, extreme with your sports, living hard and dying young

Celebrate Brazil’s Culture!

Festival Cultural do Brasil – Brasilianisches Kulturfestival

When: FRI−SUN, November 16−18
Where: Weltmuseum
Entry: Free!

This weekend, enjoy a full 3-day ride into Brazil’s culture at the Weltmuseum. This weekend, you will have the opportunity to explore Brazil’s music, literature, filmography and more!. Celebrate the diversity this amazing country offers and get your Samba steps flowing for what will be a brilliant celebration of Brazil’s cultural richness, and its intercultural dialogue with Austria!

Recommended if you like: Brazil…duh, learning about other cultures, foreign films, reading your books like you eat your cereal, the Portuguese language, traveling with a backpack

Catch a Ukrainian Techno pro at Grelle Forelle

CirQ w/ Nastia (Propaganda Rec.)

When: FRI, November 16, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: 13€, buy your ticket here

To get their first event up and running, the CirQ team have employed the help on the decks of the Ukrainian, Nastia, this Friday. Known not only for her lack of formal ‘training’, but also for her relentless hard work ethic and absolute desire to get people onto the dance floor, her rise from club dancer to Techno legend reads much like a rags to riches story.

Recommended if you like: Ukrainians, Techno, DJs who dance more than you, DJs who dance with you, propaganda, rags to riches stories, people who work hard to get what they want, clubs where photos are not allowed, dancing in the dark

Lose yourself in a night of magic Downtempo Techno tunes

Salon Magika x Ost-Apotheke w/ garstique, Jaqueline Dior uvm

When: FRI, November 16, 11pm–6am
Where: Das Werk
Entry: TBA

This Friday, the party crowd from Salon Magika will continue with their collaboration-themed nights when they pair up with the Leipzig outfit, the Ost–Apotheke. Instead of providing vitamin supplements, the Apotheke team have instead curated a list of Leipzig–based DJs headed up by Slow–House/Tech head, Garstique, whose bio’ promises ‘heartbeat music.’ Check him out, below.

Recommended if you like: collaborations, Slow Techno, Slow House, slowing the feck down sometimes, Ost–Apotheke simply because the name is cool, Leipzig, industrial beats, heart beat music, making the world smaller through dance

Dance to German Techno in the Sauna 

SASCHA BRAEMER – Pratersauna by Minima

When: FRI, November 16, 11pm–6am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 15,99€ available here

Catch German DJ, Sascha Braemer, this Friday at the Sauna. Going solely on the fact that the Electronica DJ has already sold out the ‘super early bird’ and ‘early bird’ tickets, he must be some DJ, so make sure you don’t miss out and find yourself just sitting alone, on your sofa, in your sweat pants, watching videos like the one below, this Friday:

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Recommended if you like: Electronica, Minimal Techno, Deep House, German DJs, sold out crowds, aimlessly wandering through the Prater Park trying not to get freaked out in the early hours, hanging out in the Prateraauna, scented snow balls

From Coffee house to DJ Decks – catch a unique DJ on the decks 

Merkwürdig w/ Barry & Will

When: FRI, November 16, 11pm–6am
Where: SASS Music Club
Entry: 10€

This Friday at Merkwürdig, they have enlisted the talents of the eccentric cafe owner, Barry Bahia. The part-time DJ has a love for Soul and Groove, which can be heard in his Klagenfurt Coffee house. However, Friday he will step back behind the decks with his buddy, Will, and the team at Merkwürdig to get us all dancing, fixing us with beats that hit as strong as their coffee.

Recommended if you like: coffeehouse beats, Groove, Soul, Techno, people from Klagenfurt, Corinthia, Minimal Techno, strange things, dancing all the way into Sunday, wandering around the first district still a bit pissed but pretending to be a tourist, blaming tourists for everything

A night of slamming poetry into people’s ear holes

83. Slam B = Slam B.ock VII @Literaturhaus Wien

When: FRI, November 16, 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, 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. This week’s Slam B edition will be a special one, as it’ll be party of the Bock auf Kultur  event series.

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

At a cinema near you: The Viennale Film Festival

Viennale 2018

When: October 25 – November 8 (see the program, here)
Where: Various locations. See the program, here.

On the big screens of Vienna’s most charming cinemas, the Viennale film festival is happening. This international film festival is always made up of a good range of local, European and international films. And half of the fun is the buzz within the foyer before the film begins. This is the one time of year our eyes go slightly rectangular and our diet becomes mainly popcorn. The full official program is out so you can get a sneak peek of what’s in store on the Viennale website.

Recommended if you like: films, films and more films, movie marathons before lunch, the romance of the big screen, indie films, memorising all the actors and actresses names, popcorn

Check out this contemporary music festival

Wien Modern 2018

When: October 28 – November 30, 7pm–9:30pm
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: 130€ festival pass, single tickets available – check the events!

In November (and a couple of days in October), the contemporary music festival, Wien Modern, will be inviting one and all to a series of exciting encounters. With this year’s motto, ‘Security’, they’ll be showing a diverse range of artists that push the boundaries between freedom and control. Check out the programme for details, here.

Recommended if you like: music festivals, having a music taste that ranges from Backstreet Boys to Bach and back, nodding your head to the music ever so coolly while leaning on the bar, getting more than your daily dose of culture

Get goose – it’s Martinigansl time!

Go eat Martinigansl

When: today – mid-December
Where: various locations

A tradition that sprang up way back when some saint had an encounter with some geese (it’s a long story) sees people flocking to Gasthäuser (traditional Austrian taverns) to dine on delicious, succulent roasted goose at this time of year. Martinigansl is a traditional dish of roasted goose, accompanied typically by potato dumplings and Rotkraut. Get goose-d or go home this month (except you vegetarians and vegans… you guys, just ignore this tip altogether). Check out our guide to the best Martinigansl in town, here. 

Recommended if you like: stuffing your face like the Gansl was stuffed before, getting a high five from your tastebuds, trying something different, being a true local by eating local food

DnB Music Monday at the Camera Club

360° Drum’n’Bass – Free Entry

When: every Monday in November, 7pm–2am
Where: Camera Club
Entry: Free!

Camera Club’s Monday Drum’N’Bass party has made our Mondays better throughout October, so be sure to enjoy their last edition! Every week,the Camera Club will host an evening of chilled music and drinks, with DJs from our very own Vienna giving you their own takes on DnB. Up for some great music on a Monday? You’ve got it. Check out the Facebook event for details on the Line Up, here.

Recommended if you like: kicking off the week with some partying, Drum and Bass, your ears ringing the morning after from a bass overload, intimate locations

Dance until you can’t dance no more!

MoMA with Groove Juice and VOUT

When: MON, November 12, 8pm–1am
Where: Fania Live
Entry: free!

At this weekly dance night event called Monday Mess Around under the Stadtbahnbögen (to be more precise: at Fania Live), you’ll be able to shake a leg to the finest swing music presented by the crowd, IG HOP. This week, Groove Juice and VOUT will be on the decks as part of the evening.

Recommended if you like: swing dancing, being slid under somebody’s legs, dancing until your feet hurt and the music won’t let you stop, nostalgia of a time you never lived, antique shops and flea markets, vintage clothes, old leather briefcases, not knowing what to expect from a party

A throwback party with a touch of today’s music

Holiday Club – Todays Hit’s vs. 90s

When: every Wednesday in November, 9pm-4am
Where: Cabaret Fledermaus
Entry: free!

Every Wednesday, the legendary club, Cabaret Fledermaus, will put on a mix of 90s music and chart music of today to keep you dancing all night long! Expect a lot of dancing if you show up at this fun free party on a week night! We suggest bringing a bunch of friends along, as it’s a proven fact that dancing to this kind of music is always better with friends. Especially when drinks are involved.

Recommended if you like: music that you can’t resist dancing to, living in the past, dancing until sweat is dripping down your back, unpretentious locations, the 90s, mid-week drinking, mid-week drinking, listening to the radio

A bingo night – not just for old grannies!

Music Bingo Night in November

When: every Tuesday in November, 7:30pm–11pm
Where: Cafe Lassa
Entry: 1€ per card

Everyone’s familiar with the rules of bingo, so we don’t have to explain them here, right? But at this special Music Bingo Night at the funky craft beer bar, Cafe Lassa, the rules are a bit different: you’ll have to listen to 30 seconds of a song and cross out the appropriate artist/musician on your card. Don’t forget to yell ‘bingo’, when you’ve crossed out all the names in a row! There will also be prizes. It’s a BINGO!

Recommended if you like: taking your granny to fun events, stalking Peter Rapp, being a music addict, a friendly competition that might turn violent after you’ve had too many beers, being brilliant at knowing rather irrelevant things, drinking while thinking

A fascinating exhibition of a Georgian painter @ the Albertina

Niko Pirosmani

When: Daily until January 27th 2019
Where: Albertina
Entry: 14€ Adults (11€ students)

One of this seasons’ highlights in the Albertina is the Georgian painter, Niko Pirosmani. In the words of the curators: he’s the ‘avant-garde’s hero to be discovered.’ Born in Georgia under Russian rule, he spent his life as a nomadic artist, hopping from one tavern to another, painting pictures in exchange for somewhere to sleep and a warm meal. That’s why his work is scattered across taverns in Georgia and Russia! With his own style, this autodidact brings to life motifs from his native Georgia, its people and their traditions. The exhibit is on in the Albertina until January!

Recommended if you like: getting to know new painters, an afternoon of strolling in the Albertina, avant-garde painters, winter motifs, being inspired by art

Exploring what makes up beauty with famed designers, Sagmeister & Walsh

Explore the beautiful @ Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty @ MAK

When: October 23 – March 31
Where: MAK
Entry: €12, €5 each Tuesday after 6pm

This is an exhibition dedicated to beauty. Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh collaborate on this complex design exhibition to find the deeper meaning of beauty, analyse our relationship with it, and prove that beauty is not only ornamental, but beautifully designed objects automatically improve their purpose and functionality. Take this journey through product design, graphic design, architecture and urban planning and let yourself be challenged by the thought that beauty is not always in the eye of the beholder, but something that can be mastered and reproduced in a purposeful way. Find all the info, here.

Magnificent street photography out of New York

Helen Levitt @ Albertina

When: October 12 – January 27
Where: Albertina
Entry: 14€ (11€ yound adults under 26)

In case you haven’t heard of here, Helen Levitt was a street photographer who captured through the lens the heart of New York. By ‘heart’ we mean she ventured into Harlem, the Bronx, the Lower East side and captured pictures of the people and stories that occupied the streets of this buzzing city. And the result? Some poignant black and white photography that reveals a lot about the human spirit and struggle in this city.

© Photo courtesy of Helen Levitt

Exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum: 450th anniversary of Dutch grand artist

Bruegel – Once in a lifetime

When: October 2nd – January 13th
Where: Kunsthistorisches Museum 
Entry: €20

Bruegel, ‘the Elder’ as he was known, was a 16th century Dutch artist who arrived at a time of much socio–political and economic change in Europe. His drawings reflect the effect these massive changes had on normal day to day society in an almost cheeky and humorous way, while also highlighting the hardship of social conditions in a dark comedic, almost tragic, way.

With paintings as old as 450 years, it’s obvious that the fragile inventory rarely travels, so this makes it a very unique occasion to visit all these masterpieces in one place. The queues that formed up in the days following the opening prove that locals and tourists alike are eager to see Bruegel’s first ever major monograph exhibition.

Claude Monet will be hanging around (get it?) at the Albertina until 2019

Claude Monet

When: the exhibition is on until January 6, 2019
Where: Albertina

The largest Monet exhibition in Austria in more than 20 years is happening in the Albertina at the moment. If you want to get your own glimpse of the water lilies, this your chance. This French Impressionist is considered a big deal and is loved in the art world for a reason, and for a limited time only, you can check out a big chunk of his work at the Albertina. 

Recommended if you like: Claude Monet, Impressionism, French artists, Albertina, big freakin’ exhibitions, floral arrangements, weeping willows, lots of colour, impressing people with your weekend plans, gorgeous museums

100 years of Austria in pictures

Photo/Politics/Austria

When: Daily, until February 2019, 10am–7pm
Where: MUMOK
Entry: 12/9€  (other deals available check here)

In this photo-journey you’ll find yourself following how all the above in the title developed in Austria from the year 1918 to the present day. The aim is to put the last 100 years of history into a visual format, using the MUMOK’s own collection, and they’ll be filling in the gaps with a few borrowed numbers from various Austrian institutes.

Recommended if you like: photo journalism, using photos to tell stories, you only read books if it has got pictures in it, learning the history of the country where you live, going over your own history, visualisation

Celebrating 100 years of Egon Schiele

Eröffnung • Egon Schiele. Reloaded •

When: September 28 – March 10
Where: Leopold Museum
Entry: 13€ (9€ students)

Egon Schiele is a rock star in terms of modernist painters. And his groupies are aplenty. And to honour one of the leading forces in the modernist movement, the Leopold Museum is currently presenting over 40 paintings and 180 works on paper by the very talented Austrian painter. This exhibition will tell the story of how the artist’s work developed, and how he was influenced by other great artists of this period. The museum’s founder, Rudolf Leopold, was a great admirer of Schiele’s radically expressive phase, so it’s more than apt that the gallery holds an exhibition in good old Egon’s name, especially as this year also marks the 100-year-anniversary of Schiele’s death.

Recommended if you like: politics and art mingling, watching historical documentaries on the couch while only wearing a bathrobe, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, art history books, practicing your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art