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:
Veganism is the only 'ism'
When: FRI–SUN, February 24–26, 3pm–6pm
Where: Wiener Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150
The vegan festival Veganmania has been spreading peace, plants and love for animals since 1998. Introducing chefs and vegan food producers from around the world, as well as animal rights activists, one and all are welcome to come by and learn more about the vegan way of life within the halls of the Stadthalle this Friday. Check out the detailed schedule on their Facebook page, here.
Plus: there will be music and a childrens program for the little ones
Recommended if you like: vegan stuff, being nice to mother nature, being sensible, being world friendly, wearing no fur, wearing no leather, eating no honey, beating the vegan drum, learning about another way to live
Get a coktail afterwork with a friend and be reminded of what life is all about!
Drink and Flirt, all yer Viennese
When: Well, thats really up to you!
Where: See our top 10 cocktail bars here
Whether you have it shaken or stirred (or in large quanities served in a bucket), we put together our top 10 best spots in Vienna to get your sweet, sour, outlandish and inventive cocktail fix! Just because it's not the weekend, doesn't mean you shouldn't take your lover, friend, mom or colleague to one of these places and enjoy an afterwork cocktail – it's a thing. And if it's not for you, it should be, as this is what life is all about.
Recommended if you like: going on a date, fancy drinks, discovering hidden bars, mixologists, trending places, telling the barman in your best James Bond impression, 'Shaken, not stirred'
Learn how to strengthen your brand online
Social Trends 2017
When: WED, February 22, 5:30pm–7:30pm
Where: Supersense, Praterstraße 70, 1020
Sign up for tickets here
Social brand communications and community strategist Alice Katter is hosting a workshop session on how to help brands define and manage their social media strategy. In the perfect time of year, when brands are re-branding to clean up for the spring time (aren't they?), Alice Katter will aim to give your brand a fresh new look and pimp up its current social media game.
Plus: there will be wine, and good chatter about social media fun
Recommended if you like: being a company with a strong voice, becoming an Influencer, building your own brand or platform, having a strong online game, meeting other players in the social media marketing world
What the future is made of
Von AR to VR
When: THU, February 23, 7pm–11pm
Where: Haus der Musik, Seilerstätte 30, 1010
Sign up here
Virtual and augmented reality still feels like the stuff trending nerds talk about, but this technology is already arriving today in a hurried way. Get together for discussions, talks and networking in the AR and VR field on Thursday at Haus der Musik, and start getting excited about the future and what it holds!
Recommended if you like: whats trending, AR, VR, getting acquainted with what the future holds, technological inventions, dreaming of watching VR porn, buying all the newest gadgets as soon as they're released
Learn how to make you own sushi
Take a cooking class – Sushi
When: SAT, February 25, 11am–3pm
Where: Wrenkh Restaurant & Wiener Kochsalon, Bauernmarkt 10, 1010
Be quick, make a reservation here, or check out other dates
Why not be reminded of the joy of cooking. The very Viennese Wrenkh restaurant and cooking school is offering cooking classes regularly on how to cook organic beef, vegetarian or vegan cuisine, Indian, Thai, sausage, fish, Mediterrenean dishes, and many more. This Saturday’s class will show you how to make your own Sushi from scratch. Inspired? If not, just go eat a bunch of sushi to satisfy those cravings caused by this tip.
If there are no more open spots this week, the next Sushi class will be on Sat, March 25! You can also check out all the other classes here.
Recommended if you like: cooking classes and learning how to cook, showing off your kick-ass sushi-making tricks, handling a knife without hurting yourself, conquering your kitchen, graduating from being able to boil an egg
Art fair meets the young and fresh, Parallel festival
Parallel Vienna at Art Vienna
When: THU–SUN, February 23–26
Where: Leopold Museum, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070
Entry: 13€ (entry to Leopold Museum and Art Vienna)
This year’s Art Vienna – the annual art fair at the Leopold Museum – will feature the young and fresh crowd from Parallel Vienna with a pop-up exhibition. Discover works by selected, important new up-and-coming contemporary artists from the Viennese art scene like Sophie Gogl, Martin Grandits, Begi Guggenheim, Michael Lukas, Katherina Olschbaur, Rade Petrasevic, Christian Rosa, Alexander Ruthner und Nino Sakandelidze. Don't know any of these talents? Well, it's time to change that!
Recommended if you like: art and exhibitions, seeing something new, strolling trough museums with a glass of sparkling wine (or beer) in your hand, feeling artsy-fartsy, changing the world through self-expression
Catch the hyping Oscar-nominated Austro-German film everybody is talking about
Toni Erdmann @ Top Kino
When: Find the propgram, here.
Where: Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1 (Ecke Theobaldgasse), 1060
This absurdly funny film is nominated for several awards this year for a reason, and Austria’s film scene can be proud to say they had a hand in it. (For plot, watch trailer, above) If you’re in love with unexpected, original comedy as much as we are, you catch this flick for it’s last week of screening at the funky indie bar/ cinema, Top Kino.
Good to know: The film is in German, with a bit of English thrown in
Recommended if you like: comedy that will have you shaking your head and laughing hard, going to the movies for the acting, films that don’t try too hard
A stirring comedy on stage
The Who and the What
When: Check out the program for showings this week, here.
Where: Drachengasse Theater, Drachengasse 2, 1010
On the stage in a intimate theatre in the city’s centre is a comedy-drama play (in English) that’s getting even the critics around town excited. Based on the Pulitzer-prize winning book Disgraced, the play delves into the conflicts erupting in an America-based Muslim family. The Vienna theatre project is behind it and this crowd are doing a great job in bringing English-speaking cinema to the city.
Recommended if you like: going to the theatre in your best dress, films on stage, reading books on a Sunday morning, mind masturbation
Why don’t thou enjoy a bit of Shakespeare, on thy stage?
Much Ado About Nothing
When: THU, Feb 23, 7:30pm
Where: Theater Spiel Raum, Kaiserstraße 44-46, 1070
Entry: Get your tickets, here.
The talented theatre ensemble, Open House theatre are hitting one of the stages of the city again, this time treaing their fanboys and girls with a Shakespeare number. They describe it like the following: ‘a spoonful of silliness instead of seriousness, a pinch of irreverence and a great big helping of fun to go with it.’ They claim that the normal mental acrobatics that typically come with Shakespeare will not be needed and that it will be Shakespeare, but not as you know it.
Recommended if you like: the Bard, speaking like your out of a Shakespeare play when your tipsy, the quote: “Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. ”
The Opernball is so 1814
When: THU, February 23, 10pm–3am
Where: Rote Bar, Volkstheater, Neustiftgasse 1, 1070
Dresscode: poor & beautiful
Parallel to the famous Opernball, the young art scene of Vienna is hosting an suitably named Parallel Ball at the fancy Rote Bar this Thursday. The motto will be “poor and beautiful” and will invite all art and culture interested people to meet the Enfants terribles of the scene and dance to neat beats into the early morning.
Music by: Thomé & OG Schaum, Flo Real, Joja, G + D, Björnski Beat and many more
Recommended if you like: balls and fancy events, Rote Bar and Volkstheater, the young and beautiful Viennese art scene, mingling and meeting new people, having weird talks with drunk strangers at 4am
Check out the relaunch of a successful art project
When: THU, February 23, 8pm–4am
Where: brut, Karlsplatz 5, 1010
The audio/visual festival sound:frame is back, with a showcase of their new concept: as a point of intersection and interconnection of audio-visual artists from different disciplines. The beloved venue Brut will be hosting their night of DJ music and VJ beauties that will have you dancing to the best beats, being dazzled by some crazy cool visual installations, drinking and enjoying a night in good company.
Recommended if you like: great art projects and institutions, parties at brut, long and boozy nights that will have you finding holes in your memory the next day
Hamburger rock band rocks a Monday night in Vienna!
Die Sterne – Mach’s Besser Wien
When: MON, Feb. 20, 8pm
Where: Grelle Forelle, Spittelauer Lände 12, 1090
The 4 piece indie pop outfit out of Hamburg Germany have been doing their thing since the early 90ies, and while they fell out there for a while, they seem to be making a comeback. Their latest album, ‘Mach’s Besser’ is the reason they’re here, and these pioneers of the Hamburger Schule are definitely worth checking out if you live for the music. Or if you’re simply excited like we are that there’s a party happening on a Monday evening!
Recommended if you like: indie pop/rock concert on a school night, getting your genitals out at inappropriate situations, indie rock, bands that stand for something, the youtube video above