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Everything you need to do this week & weekend in Vienna

Go see an improv show and maybe even try improv yourself!

American Improv Show

Mondays might not be fundays, but there are always American Improv shows to make your day better. Shows like the ‘Not Harry Potter’ parody are all made up on the spot using ideas from the audience. Before every performance, there’s the American Improv Playground, where you can try improv yourself in a friendly space.

Come see this tale of star-crossed lovers

West Side Story @ Volksoper Wien

Don’t miss out on ‘West Side Story’ hitting the Wiener Volksoper stage. The classic tale of love and rivalry will be performed in German and English, so you can catch every word.

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE @ Wiener Staatsoper

Vienna is an iconic city for opera, and ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ by Gioachino Rossini is an iconic opera buffa (feel-good comedic opera). Need we say more? It’s a must-see if there ever was one.

 

A powerful showcase of inclusion

WHITE HANDS CHORUS NIPPON & MARIKO TAGASHIRA

The new exhibition at WestLicht is marking the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with works by Japanese photographer Mariko Tagashira and performances by the inclusive White Hands Chorus Nippon. It’s all about celebrating unity and breaking barriers, featuring kids, with and without disabilities, singing together, some using sign language, alongside long exposure photography that turns their gestures into poetic light trails.

A night to embrace your inner pop star!

Queer Karaoke @ Villa Vida Café

Bring that beautiful voice of yours to Villa Vida Café this Wednesday for a full-on Queer Karaoke night! You can take the stage by storm and let out that voice you’ve perfected in countless shower concerts – ‘Weee are familyyyy! I got aaaall my sisters with meeee!’.

A night of killer music

FROZEN SOUL (US) / CREEPING DEATH (US) / FORESEEN (FIN) @ ARENA WIEN

Calling all Heavy Metal and Hardcore Punk lovers to Arena Wien this Wednesday! Frozen Soul, Creeping Death, and Foreseen are going to perform in one show to rock your socks off—literally. Bring an extra pair; it’s going to be a wild ride!

Howl with laughter at this Vienna-based American

Instant classic – English Comedy with Reginald Bärris

Sometimes being an expat is funny. Sometimes you’re laughing through tears. Reginald Bärris will be bringing you a night full of relatable comedy all about the hilarious and hilariously ridiculous experiences expats know all too well.

Ride your rocket right to this party

COSMIC Space Disco – Winter Tales w/ Klopfgeister

Dust off your astronaut’s helmet ’cause it’s about to get spacey! This Friday, the Cosmic Space Disco is coming to the Pratersauna with a stellar DJ line-up.

Turbo, Techno and trouts

Ben Klock | TURBO @ Grelle Forelle

This party is going to be turbo-lent (get it?), since German DJ Ben Klock is known for his deep and powerful Techno sound. It’s taking place at the only club named after a bright trout. By the way, 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.

Hardcore music for hardcore fans

LIONHEART @ GASOMETER

LIONHEART, a Beatdown band from California, is storming the Gasometer this Friday. They’re known for their aggressive sound and mixing Hardcore Punk with Heavy Metal. So, if you’re looking for a chill, quiet evening… yeah, this show is definitely not for you.

There's no such thing as too much chocolate

Wien SchokoladeFest 2024

Finally! The moment we’ve all been waiting for! And by that, we mean the moment we can stuff our faces with 100 different kinds of chocolate at The Vienna Chocolate Festival.

Fairytale melodies and upbeat dancing at Wiener Stadthalle

IRISH CELTIC @ Wiener Stadthalle Halle

Spring is coming to Vienna (soon, we hope!), so it’s time to shake off the winter blues at the ‘Irish Celtic – The Spirit of Ireland’ show in Wiener Stadthalle. With their uplifting music and outstanding dance ensemble, you’ll find yourself jigging your way home, hoping to meet a leprechaun on the other side of the rainbow.

Get up and dance!

ICEBERG FEBRUAR

The beloved Iceberg party is back in the grungy halls of the Arena. It is all about going nuts and having fun. It’s huge, unpretentious and offers dancefloors pumping out all kinds of tunes, from 80s to Alternative to New Wave and Indie and any other music that makes you want to get up and dance even if you don’t want to.

Dinner, drinks und dancing

TIME OF MY LIFE im Campus Bräu

Campus Bräu is bringing back their party series full of the past hits, TIME OF MY LIFE for another round this year. Get ready to groove to all your favourite hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. And drink. And eat. And dance. And celebrate the fact that it’s Friday.

Celebrate the end of a long workday at this after work party

Sofiensäle Afterwork Februar

This Friday, get your after work drink on at the legendary location of the Sofiensäle. In a great atmosphere, there will be delicious long drinks being served up to the sounds of a live DJ. This event is perfect to congratulate yourself and friends on surviving yet another day at work. You can even go with your co-workers (or your boss) in case you always wanted to see how much of a party animal they really are.

An 80s night at the Chelsea

DJ ANT’s 80’s CLUB

The grungy Chelsea is once again hosting an 80s night that will include all your favourite hits by your favourite artists: Tina Turner, Falco, Pet Shop Boys, Wham!, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen, ABBA, Whitney Houston, Prince—just to name a few.

It's not what it sounds like...or maybe it is?

F*CKEN PLUS Megerparty Spring 24 Couture Ultra AI (Full HD)

You can certainly expect some excessiveness at this party (who would’ve guessed after reading that headline). It’s going down at Grelle Forelle on Saturday and it’s probably going to be as raunchy as you would expect it from something with that kind of name.

Watch Chaplin's first sound film to the sounds of Tonkunstler Orchestra

Film + Live Music: The Great Dictator

This Saturday, you can go see one of the greatest films of all time, Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’, accompanied by the Tonkunstler Orchestra.

The big design market is back

Edelstoff Design Market

The Edelstoff market is back! We remember our time at the last Edelstoff Designmarkt fondly – we were greedily munching our way through the different street food stands while looking at some damn hip design, art and jewellery. Multitasking is a glorious thing.

We like that even though there’s always a big, young crowd at Edelstoff, it never gets too full, or stressful. The market will also feature the traditional hoard of food trucks to splurge at, while they also have some neat DJ tunes in the background to serve your hedonistic urges.

Get ready for a night of genre-spanning tunes

Patrice / The 9 Tour

Patrice, a German reggae singer-songwriter known for blending diverse genres, is performing at Flex this Saturday, showcasing his latest album ‘9’. After a musical journey of 20 years and a break from touring since 2017, he’s back with new sound and we’re here for it.

Two parties, one price!

MALEFIZ • STRIKE A POSE!

If one party isn’t enough for you, you can go to two parties in one night and get the best of Pop-Elektro-Tanz-Musik and Techno Rave with a single ticket. You know the drill: €10 before midnight and €15 after. And any party throw by the Malefiz crowd is always worth checking out.

Dance the night away at O - der Klub

Man in the O – Super Disco

This is gonna be everything you’d expect from a Super Disco Party at O – der Klub and then some: 90s hits, Tech House, Techno, Hip Hop, Urban Beats – you name it, they got it!

Be cool as ice, on the ice

Ö3 Silent Ice Disco

Sadly, this is not a disco where the DJ is banned from playing anything by Vanilla Ice. But the good news is, it’s a silent disco… on ice! Drown out the screams of everyone you’re knocking over while ice skating, by donning a pair of the provided wireless headphones. You can choose between two difference music channels: House, Electro, Hip Hop & Pop or Alternative, Indie, & All-Time Favorites? – it’s up to you!

Meet Baloo, Bagheera, and Shir Khan on stage

The Jungle Book @ Volksoper

If you need an activity to settle down your little Mowglis for the day, take them to the opera. And, before you yell at us, we just want to clarify that we suggest taking them to ‘The Jungle Book’ at Junge Volksoper, which has twists, turns, adventures, and even homages to the old Disney animated movie.

Barricades, camps, and superglue

PROTEST/ARCHITECTURE exibition @ MAK

The latest show at the Museum of Applied Arts takes a look at how protests shape architecture, from old-school barricades to today’s protest camps. It showcases the evolution of protest spaces and their impact on public spaces worldwide. Very interesting stuff!

It's flea market o'clock

METAMarkt Flohmarkt

A flea market is twice the fun when it takes place in the right setting. And what would complement all those vintage items more than the industrial charm of an old factory building, right?

The METAStadt is back with its weekly flea market this weekend.

Ice skating wonderland with a picturesque background, anyone?

Wiener Eistraum 2024

The Wiener Eistraum is back for what is probably one of the most romantic things in a Viennese winter (or to get all of those bruises that you tell people you got in a bar fight). The winter wonderland that pops up in front of the Rathaus every year is up and running again and we’ll be bringing a group of friends, helmets and our phones up and ready to capture every moment. Check out the website for details, such as how much you’ll be forking out for entry and skate rental.

It's been a hit since 2005, and it's easy to see why

Afrika! Afrika!

‘Afrika! Afrika!’ is coming to Vienna with it’s stunning acrobatics, authentic dances, and colourful costumes. This show is a cool, vibrant celebration of African culture, truly capturing the heart and soul of the continent’s diverse arts. Plus, there’s a life-size elephant puppet. Need we say more?

A fan exhibition dedicated to a famous sci-fi saga

Fans strike back

Sci-fi fans, especially Star Wars fans – this one is for you. Come and wander through the treasure trove of over 1000 fan-collected items from the legendary Star Wars saga at ‘The Fans Strike Back’ exhibition. There’ll be life-size figures of your favourite characters, original costumes, sculptures, and more. Plus you can have yourself a cool VR adventure for an ultimate escape.

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All the best culture and art events happening in Vienna right NOW

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 (or soon-ish). If you think we’re missing any important ongoing culture events, drop us a message Instagram, or the good old, oldschool way, via mail.

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