With a mix of events and other fun tips from Vienna Würstelstand's editorial team, here's some inspiration on what to DO, EAT, DRINK, SEE, LEARN, PLAY & PARTY this week in Vienna:
Drink Blue drinks for Autism Awareness!
Hard Rock Vienna Goes Blue For World Autism Day #HRCBlue
When: SUN April 2 9:30am‒11:59pm
Where: Hard Rock Café, Rotenturmstrasse 25, 1010
This Sunday, the rocky vibes of Hard Rock Café will turn blue for a good cause. All day long, Hard rock café will be serving its delicious classic cocktails and American diner style food, and donating €1 per entrée and blue drink (with and without alcohol) to the non-profit 'Autism in Vienna' organization.
Plus: there will be live jazz bands to check out in the morning. Definitely go and stuff yourself with pancakes and throw back some groovy blue cocktails! Once you go blue ,you know it be true (yes, we just came up with that just then, all by ourselves)
Recommended if you Like: drinking for a cause, American food, live music, clicking your fingers instead of applauding, wearing cowboy hats, rock and roll, The Hard Rock cafe vibe
Spend a afternoon and evening tasting Styrian Wine
Tag des Steirischen Weines
When: THU, March 30, 2pm–8:30pm
Where: Museumsplatz 1, 1070
Entry: €20 the regular ticket €16 for students €12 the evening card (from 7pm)
This Thursday, you can enjoy the annual Styrian Wine day happening in the MuseumsQuartier, hosted by WIENTAGE. Spend the afternoon tasting various wines from the region in this wine-tastic event! Be sure to go with a full stomach so you won’t get (too) drunk. We would advise sneaking in your own cheese to pair things up!
Recommended if you like: sniffing and observing your glass of wine before drinking it, the idea of drinking wine after a long day of work, trying wines not sold in supermarkets, traveling in Styria, speaking intelligently about wine, creating your own vocabulary about wine and confusing the hell out of people while seeming intelligent
Join the Artistclub for a screening
Artistclub: Screening & Talk Mike Kelley – Vice and Crockery
When: WED, March 29 7pm–9pm
Where: 21er Haus, Arsenalstraβe 1 1030
This Wednesday, come with your best art game face to the 21er haus for an exclusive screening of Mike Kelley’s film Vice and Crockery, from his latest artistic phase – this will be the first time it's shown in Austria. The Artistclub has become the stage for the high caliber exhibition of Austrian pop artist Franz West and his numerous artistic contributions, alongwith those he collaborated with. This time, the spotlight will be on Mike Kelley.
Recommended if you like: slipping right into the snobby artistic scene, being part of a first, looking intelligent when standing in front of art, pop art, exploring different ideas in art
Enjoy a drink inside a piece of art!
Cafe Hansi im mumok
When: THU, March 30 6pm–9pm
Where: MUMOK, Museumsplatz 1 1070
This Thursday, you'll have the privilege of enjoying a drink inside Café Hansi , which is a cafe setting that has been designed entirely by the artist, Hans Schabus. This crazy bar operates independently within the MUMOK and to top it all off, it's only open on the last Thursday of every month! From the walls to the cups, every bit of it is a fantastical piece of art in which you can enjoy a drink.
Recommended if you like: artistic bars, not just seeing art but living it, unlimited time bars, being part of unique experiences, when drink and art come together
A book party at the Gartenbaukino
Buchparty "Der Moddetektiv"
When: THU, March 30 9pm–12am
Where: Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna
This Thursday, the classical, and some may call it, vintage-looking Gartenbaukino will be receiving the author of the “Der Moddetektiv” Christopher Just on stage! Not only will he be presenting his book, he will be reading it, and also there will be, what the fellows are calling, 'Moddetektiv Music,' which will be played throughout the event. There will also be a special surprise act! BOOM!
Recommended if you like: eating books like you eat chips, being a book worm, book presentations, meeting people through literature, literature
Go and shop for some sexy fancy new lingerie
POP UP STORE * IRINA HOFER * at 25hours Hotel
When: WED, March 29 5pm‒9pm
Where: 25 hours hotel, Lerchenfelderstraße 1-3, 1070 Vienna
The original 25 hours hotel will be hosting a sexy pop up store this Wednesday! Fashion lingerie accessories will be on display from designers Irina Hofer, and many more! One thing is for sure, these young ladies will be busy beautifying your world. Come here and shop your brains out! Or simply, come by to admire the sexy mannequins only in underwear (everybody gets turned on by different things – we don't judge).
Recommended if you like: looking for new lingerie, designer’s underwear, wanting to surprise your partner with some sexy new lingerie (the surprise is double if you are a man wearing them)
A different, exotic kind of fashion show
Etnoparadox – Fashion Show
When: THU, March 30 7pm‒11pm
Where: WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090
The artsy, red brick WUK will be hosting an incredible fashion show this Thursday which will focus on what happens if we just mix all cultures and different ages together? The fashion show will attempt to show how each culture is fascinating and how every age is unique in its own way, and they'll be doing this by combining multiple cultures and ages into singular outfits. This is the ultimate message of unity in fashion, we'd say!
Recommended if you like: fashion no matter what, not seeing race or culture, age is just a number, enjoying gorgeous dresses from around the world, exotic fashion, going into a change room and having fun
Festival screens Lars von Trier, Dogville
Dogville / Primavera Festival Wien
When: MON, March 27 8pm–10:50pm
Where: Margaretenstraße 22–24, 1040
Entry: €7.50 normal ticket
Schikaneder will be screening the 2003 masterpiece from Lars von Trier, Dogville, this Monday as part of the young Primavera festival during the international Day of theater. The Primavera festival for human rights presents every year socio-political initiatives and all things related. Through different artistic programs, the festival allows a dialogue on important issues, such as integration and discrimination.
Recommended if you like: going to movies, start a political philosophical conversation with a total stranger, films from brilliant directors, grungy bars, being a film junkie
Designer market on the weekend
When: SAT–SUN, April 1–2
Where: Designmarkt Edelstoff, Karl Farkas Gasse 19, 1030
The designer market, Edelstoff, is back for another year this weekend in the immense space of Marx Halle! More than 140 designers will be selling their fashion, accessories and all sorts of other unique creations from designers. To compliment your possible shopping spree, there will be some of the best street food on offer at the market!
Recommended if you like: designer fairs, checking out independent and unknown designers, finding treasures, street food, especially pastrami sandwiches, spontaneous activities in the middle of the night
Get your superhero costume on, and join in on the ride!
Superheroes on wheels #2 @RADpaRADe Wien 2017
When: SUN, April 2, 11am–2pm
Where: Rathausplatz, 1010
Bored this Sunday? No problem! There's an event that will definetely shake that off. Get dressed up as your favorite superhero (cough BATMAN cough) and ride your bike to Rathausplatz, where you'll find many other superhero bicycle enthusiasts doing the same thing, just like you! Don’t miss the opportunity to dress up as your favorite superhero and ride your bike amongst a wave of other heroes in the mission to bring smiles to Vienna!
Tip: you don’t have to have a costume, actually. But you can just create your own costume, or create your own super hero!
Recommended if you like: cycling on a Sunday, taking your bat-cicle around the city, just pure fun, giggling
Go to a funky, soul and blue-sy concert!
When: MON, March 27, 7pm‒11pm
Where: Arena Wien, Baumgasse 80, 1030
End your Monday at the Arena, with a dose of funk and blues pop sounds from the one and only Macy Gray! The talented Macy Gray will be live in concert, spilling out her characteristic and incredible voice, which has allowed her to enjoy a successful 17 years of music carreer, which includes 1 Grammy win (air fist pump).
Recommended if you like: still looking for someone like Amy Winehouse, grooving with chilled beats in concerts, getting your afro just right, soul and funk
Up and coming Indie Pop band is in town!
FM4 Indiekiste mit GOLF / Support: Yukno
When: MON March 27 8:30pm‒11:59pm
Where: Chelsea, U-Bahn Bögen 29-30, Lerchenfelder Gürtel, 1080
Get your indie feeling of the week this Monday in the rocker stage of Chelsea. The band GOLF will be performing their debut album live in concert as well as releasing new material during the concert to give a taste of what’s going to come! If you don’t know them its worth checking them out as they claim they are changing pop and there beat will make you want to be at a neon party! Don't believe us? Check this song out and then if you are not convinced write us a complaint (please don’t write us a complain just to prove a point we also have feelings… well most of us atleast)
Recommended if you like: expanding your Spotify playlist with new music, up and coming indie bands in German, a sweaty smoky room filled with alternative looking people
A Band that combines rhythm & blues with rock and pop
Hacklerberry Pi & Die Faulen Kompromisse live!
When: WED, March 28, 8pm–11pm
Where: Zum Gschupftn Ferdl, Windmühlgasse 20, 1060
Turn up this Wednesday to the cosy little city Heurige 2.0, for a unique live concert! If you enjoy free concerts and experiencing new sounds while still supporting your local bands, than this event is perfect for you! Hacklerberry Pi & die faulen Kompromisse are a Austrian band that will for sure knock your songs off with their unique style! Here is a little something for ya´ll!
Recommended if you like: free concerts, going to listen to music youll add to your playlist, discovering bands before they become famous, organic Schmankel
Aussie Indie Band coming back to Vienna!
When: THU, March 30, 9pm–11pm
Where: Rhiz Vienna U-Bahnbogen 37-38, Lerchenfeldergürtel, 1080
The home of live music, Rhiz Vienna, will have the privledge of hosting the indie pop Australian band, Parcels, this Thursday only! With cool new sounds, and a great stage persona, Parcels are starting to make a name for themselves having opened for big names concerts in the indie pop scene, most notably Two door cinema club! Hear is one of their unique sounds.
Recommended if you like: long haired dudes playing the board, indie spring vibe, shazaming your way through the concert, Australians and their effortless charm
Hippidi-hop your way back to the 90s
Hiphopjam Notorious B.I.G Special
When: FRI, March 30, 10pm‒5am
Where: The Loft, Lerchenfeldergürtel 37, 1160
This Friday, the cool and vibrant club, the Loft, is going back to basics with a whole night dedicated to R&B, hip hop and rap from the 90´s and the beginning of the 00´s. Big names like 2pac, the Notorious B.I.G, Gangstarr and many more will be played, and hopefully serve the stage to what we hope will be an epic dance off between West Coast Vienna (basically from the Stephansplatz to Ottakring) and East Side Vienna (from about Stepahnsplatz to Seestadt).
If you want more information: the exact districts that are part of the East coast and West coast of Vienna, defined by us:
East Coast: 1, 2, 3,4,5,10,11,20,21,22
West Coast : 6,7 8,9,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,23
Recommended if you like: big gold chains, white loose tank tops, bandanas covering your head, East coast for life baby!, busting a rhyme