Everything you need to do this weekend in Vienna | Vienna Würstelstand

The English speaking magazine. Making the most out of Vienna and life.

Everything you need to do this weekend in Vienna

At a cinema near you: The Viennale Film Festival

Watch as many films as possible @ the film festival Viennale 2021

On the big screens of Vienna’s most charming cinemas, the Viennale film festival will be happening this month.

This international film festival is always made up of a good range of local, European and international films. This is the one time of year our eyes go slightly rectangular and our diet becomes mainly popcorn. And yes, it will be in a reduced form.

When describing the program, the Viennale has wrote: The Viennale can’t ignore the pulse of this time, it must reflect it.

This gives you a good idea of what to expect.

Check out the official program on the official website.

Slam poetry into people's ear holes

Slam B @Literaturhaus Wien

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. Special treat this time: You can watch the whole thing on a live stream! If you want to attend in person please register here.

Electro beats sweet as cotton candy

ZUCKERWATT w/ WORAKLS | Grelle Forelle

Two floors, eight DJs, booming bass straight in your face – that’s what this party is all about. As always, you can expect Electronic music at its finest at Grelle Forelle this Friday. And you can also expect to leave the club with that familiar ringing in your ears.

Dance Workout, 80s style

Your 80s Workout

Sweat out all the extra ice cream you had over the summer and get your New Years fitness resolutions started early, with the Wild Boy (that’s a DJ, incase you were unaware) as he takes you through one of his workouts. With all the classic 80s tunes to put you through your paces in a night made solely for people who want to dance, Mr Motivator style.

Havana, ooh na-na

La Caña @the Loft

Hot Latino rhythms and free tequila, that can only mean one thing – La Caña, Vienna’s hottest Latino-Spanish party, is back! If that sounds like your kind of vibe, head over to the Loft this Friday.

Good to know… if you get there before 11pm, the entry fee is only 7€!

Summer vibes at Voga

GENERATION VOLKSGARTEN

Summer might be over, but the folks at Voga want to keep up the sweet summer feeling at Generation Volksgarten. So grab your fancy dancing shoes and get ready to party the night away with other people who don’t want to admit that summer is over either.

Follow the yellow brick road to the magical land of OZ

OZ w/ Klangkarussell

Finally they are back in Vienna! Klangkarussell are coming to the O club on Friday and that can only mean one thing: great music, booming bass beats and dancing till the early hours of the morning. Okay, those were three things but whatever. Just come!

Hip plus Hop equals a party

Hip Hop Fridays

Join the carnage of this crazy party as ROXY promises a serious amount of top quality Hip Hop every Friday. We would say be careful, or be on your best behaviour, but we know it’s probably going to be chaos, so you don’t really have to heed those calls for calm. Go nuts!

Grand music in a living room atmosphere

Leelah Sky // 7*Stern Wohnzimmerkonzert

A cozy setting and captivating songs are all that’s needed to turn a regular Friday evening into a fantastic one. When Singer-Songwriter Leelah Sky fills Café 7stern with her emotionally charged Pop ballads, goosebumps are guaranteed. To see what we mean, just check out the video below:

Some mind-bending concept art for you to analyse

REAKTOR Potenziale #3 | Amniotic Antidote

Quite the intriguing and immersive performance art installation awaits you at the Reaktor. It represents the distorted picture of a sanatorium, combining the themes of science and emotion. But we’re not gonna tell you anything else at this point. Firstly, because we don’t really know much more about it and secondly because you should just come and see it for yourself.

Unlock the truth untold

TEDxVienna UNTOLD | Volkstheater

TEDxVienna 2021 will bring together a group of 18 expert thinkers and doers across a wide range of fields to help share UNTOLD ideas.

The event’s line-up includes researchers, artists, activists, and many more. You can choose between morning and afternoon chapters, network with other curious peeps, and visit an interactive exhibition.

If you’re interested in a day full of interesting talks, conversations, and networking, then this is the event for you.

Ticket prices start at 89€, and there are discounts for students available.

A beer pong championship in the brewery

Beer Pong Vienna 2021

Beer Pong is more than just a game. And supposedly, or at least in theory anyway, it is the only game in which the losers also somehow win. Whether you take part in the tournament happening in October (where there are prizes galore) at the Ottakringer brewery, or just play with some friends, or are simply there to spectate and enjoy the party, this should be one entertaining evening.

Celebrate all things queer

Queer Feminist Fest

The awesome crowd at Villa Vida is inviting all you lovely people to join their festival which celebrates Vienna’s diverse LGBTIQ+ community of activists and artists. There’ll be various performances, art and workshops. And not to forget, a whole lotta fun!

Come and celebrate

SICHTBAR – 40 Jahre HOSI-Wien-Lesben*gruppe

Vienna’s lesbian collective is celebrating its 40th anniversary and in honour of this occasion they’ll host an exhibition which showcases their history and the important work they’ve been doing over the last decades. In addition to that, there’ll also be an interesting book presentation on this very topic. And of course it wouldn’t be a proper celebration without food and drinks. But don’t worry, they thought of that as well.

Party back in time at this 90s party 

Super Disco – Girls just wanna have <>

Every Saturday, you will be able to see the club crew rolling out their 90s disco night again. So get ready to go full Bloodhoundgang, Backstreet Boys and Falco – we are talking, tops off and swimming on the floor kind of style.

Are you ready to raaaaavvveeee?

REBELLIØN – riot of rave

We all need a good rave once in a while. That’s a fact. Surely there have been studies on this topic already. And if not, then one of you guys should definitely conduct one. The next opportunity to do so would be at this event that’s taking place at the Marx Halle this Saturday. There, you’ll not only find a whole bunch of wild ravers, but a first class DJ lineup as well. We’d say those are ideal testing conditions.

Don't miss out on this awesome label night

Kittball Labelnight Pratersauna

German record label Kittball is hosting a very special night at the Pratersauna to which they’re gonna bring some of their best DJs. And what do you need to bring? First and foremost, a whole lotta party mood. Also some friends perhaps. You know, the more the merrier. Oh, and maybe a ticket wouldn’t be bad either, so get better get one here. Now you should be good to go!

A most welcome return

The return of the living Tek

Behold! The living Tek returns! Wait, was it ever gone? And where did it go to? Okay, we don’t really know the answer to these burning questions of yours. But what we do know is that French producer Teksa is turning it up at fluc on Saturday. And that you shouldn’t miss it.

Go crazy at this Silent Disco

Silent Disco | WUK Wien

WUK is once again hosting a Silent Disco: a party where every guest gets a pair of headphones which receive the music played by the DJs on their turntables. There’ll be all kinds of music played: Hip-Hop, House, Charts, and some Classics. The best thing is, you can always switch to a different channel if the music doesn’t suit you. If you’re new to the Silent Disco format, you should definitely check that out. If not, you already know you’ll be there. The only party where you can actually have a chat with someone without you two having to scream ‘WHAT??’ for the twentieth time.

A sweet 90s revival

LOLLI POP – Back To The 90’s

Not only will you get the best hits from th 90s, you’ll also get free lollipops. How sweet! And if that wasn’t good enough already, there’ll be free shots served everytime ‘What Is Love’ is playing. Awesome! But wait, there’s more! For the first hour, entry is completely free. We really can’t see any reason to not check this party out.

12 hours of party - whoop whoop!

MERKWÜRDIG w/ Shakolin

If you’re in the mood to dance and party a whooole lot, better head to SASS this Saturday. Their main programme includes Shakolin and Fabiano José, who’ll be turning it up properly until six in the morning. But the party doesn’t stop right there. If you still have it in you, you can join the morning gymnastics session as well (side note: no actual gymnastics will be done there).

 

Let loose for a night of Hippety-Hoppety

Roxy Summer Nights

The intimate club’s seasonal theme, ‘Roxy Summer Nights,’ invites all dance-and-flirt lovers to get jiggy (do people still say that?!) with DJs, PM and Mondee. Bust a move on the dancefloor, even if it isn’t a great move, and reward yourself with cocktails and long drinks from the bar!

For all you fantasy lovers

LOTR 3 Extended @English Cinema Haydn

Maybe you haven’t watched the epic saga in a while. Or maybe you’re among the few people who’ve never seen it at all (like whaaaat?). In any case, better brush up on the first two films, because the Haydn cinema will show the grand finale of the Lord of the Rings trilogy this Sunday on the big screen. In the extended version of course!

Listen to some amazingly cringy diary excerpts at this reading

82. TAGebuch Slam @TAG Wien

The Tagebuch slams have become kinda legendary and well-loved over the last few years. If you don’t know what a diary slam is, it’s when a bunch of random people get up on stage and read from their childhood, or adulthood, diary – so come with a sense of humor and the lust for dirty, revealing and intimate stories.

A creepy avant-garde Punk cabaret that's perfect for the spooky season

The Tiger Lillies

Cult UK-band, The Tiger Lillies, have been doing their spooky thing for over 30 years and are coming back to Vienna this Sunday. Looking and sounding like the inside of Tim Burton’s head, they are described by some as ‘Brechtian Punk Cabaret’. Performing on a multitude of instruments, including accordion, ukulele, theremin and musical saw, they’re the perfect musical act for this Halloweeny time of year.

Old and new meeting in one guided tour

Wien, so wie es früher einmal war – Stadtrundgang

Ever wondered how Vienna came to be the city that is today? This guided tour will answer exactly this question and will give you a tour through the city’s history.

With old pictures of buildings you definitely know, the guides will show you around Vienna and its rich history.

Oh, and there will also be a little time travel to the 60s and 70s! So you might be able to see a place where your parents probably made out when they were young. (if that isn’t awkward.)

Check out this big culture festival

Wiener Festwochen 2021

This multidisciplinary art festival is offering up 5 months of events that embrace the culture and arts scene from a range of different angles.

In past years, some of the stuff in the program has been avant-garde to the point of being confusing, and some of the stuff caters to the age-old crowd that has been going to the festival for years. One thing is for sure –  you’ll always experience something new at the Wiener Festwochen.

You should check out the programme now if you’re into this sort of ‘tang.

The year's best photojournalism in one exhibition – powerful stuff!

World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 in Vienna

This exhibit is even in the calendars of those that hardly ever step foot in a gallery. With around 100 exhibitions around the world annually, the World Press Photo exhibition is the most popular traveling photo event in the world and will be displaying attention-grabbing photos at Westlicht gallery throughout October.

The poignant, moving images that are always guaranteed at this exhibition of photojournalism’s greatest shots of the year can be seen by anyone who has an interest in photography, or those that find the idea of reflecting on the last year of happenings around the world something they’d like to do.

Don’t be surprised if you leave with tears in your eyes, or full of inspiration.

 

Check out this new exhibition at Albertina

Modigliani

Even though Amedeo Modigliani has been plagued by poverty, strokes of fate, drug excesses and severe illness his whole life, he turned his misery into something very beautiful. Something beautiful that is now worth millions of euros. Modigliani seemed to be fascinated by the female elegance which is exactly what most of his paintings are focused on. You can check out more than 130 of his artworks at Albertina from now until January 2022.

Laugh at the impersonation of a young Hitler

Mein Kampf

This Monday (and on several other dates – check the website for details), the Burgtheater will show a play called Mein Kampf. But don’t be put off by the name! This play might be about Hitler, but it’s not dark and heavy and laden with the war. Instead, it pokes fun at a young bumpkin from Braunau on his first trip to Vienna, trying to get into art school, turning Hitler into a humorous character.

Get this guide in your inbox every Thursday

We’re committed to your privacy. We will use the information you provide to us to contact you about our relevant content and services in the form of a newsletter. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

Check out these places for Eat & Drink inspiration!

Watch our latest video!

Vienna's most hip & happening neighbourhood Neubau, explained

Gusto Gabsi bestellt…SCHNITZEL | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review

Gusto Gabsi bestellt…BURRITO | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review

Gusto Gabsi bestellt…SUSHI! | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review

Gusto Gabsi bestellt…VEGANES ESSEN | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review

Gusto Gabsi bestellt…from one of the worst rated restaurants on Mjam | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review

Gusto Gabsi bestellt…Pizza!| Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Reviews

Gusto Gabsi bestellt…Burger | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Reviews

Gusto Gabsi bestellt...Tikka Masala | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Reviews

The new Vietnamese eatery, Vevi, that vegans are super excited about

The CRAZY story behind Vienna's damn ugly war towers known as the 'Flakturm'

Did you know that the concept of WASHING YOUR HANDS was invented in VIENNA?!! A-WHAAAAT?!

We experienced a day exploring VIENNA WITHOUT A PHONE (& used a map for the first time ever)

How Vienna's BEST Krapfen is made & how to eat it without getting it all over yourself

Was the BAGEL actually invented in Vienna? Find out in the latest Vienna History Mystery!

We decorated 8 unexpected places in Vienna to make people smile

12 Things you Have to do at a Vienna Christmas Market

We trick the least touristy person into being a tourist in Vienna for a day | Christmas edition

Vienna's most hip & happening neighbourhood Neubau, explained
Gusto Gabsi bestellt…SCHNITZEL | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review
Gusto Gabsi bestellt…BURRITO | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review
Gusto Gabsi bestellt…SUSHI! | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review
Gusto Gabsi bestellt…VEGANES ESSEN | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review
Gusto Gabsi bestellt…from one of the worst rated restaurants on Mjam | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Review
Gusto Gabsi bestellt…Pizza!| Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Reviews
Gusto Gabsi bestellt…Burger | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Reviews
Gusto Gabsi bestellt...Tikka Masala | Ein Echter Wiener Lieferservice Reviews
The new Vietnamese eatery, Vevi, that vegans are super excited about
The CRAZY story behind Vienna's damn ugly war towers known as the 'Flakturm'
Did you know that the concept of WASHING YOUR HANDS was invented in VIENNA?!! A-WHAAAAT?!
We experienced a day exploring VIENNA WITHOUT A PHONE (& used a map for the first time ever)
How Vienna's BEST Krapfen is made & how to eat it without getting it all over yourself
Was the BAGEL actually invented in Vienna? Find out in the latest Vienna History Mystery!
We decorated 8 unexpected places in Vienna to make people smile
12 Things you Have to do at a Vienna Christmas Market
We trick the least touristy person into being a tourist in Vienna for a day | Christmas edition