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Comrade, the man over there says he is an alien!

SCIENCE FICTION IM PARK

‘Science Fiction in the Park – Margareten Film Nights’ is bringing sci-fi movies to Bruno-Kreisky-Park. This year it will feature movies from the Combloc—countries with communist regimes aligned with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

The festival kicks off with ‘The Silent Star’ from 1959, a movie about a team traveling to Venus, based on a book by Polish author Stanislaw Lem. It wraps up with ‘KIN-DZA-DZA!’ (1986), a cult classic, that is essentially a Soviet version of Dune. So, obscure movie buffs, your time is now!

 

Six big R's to check out

SPEAK OUT Festival for Sustainability & Innovation

The SPEAK OUT Festival for Sustainability & Innovation is a fresh take on tackling overconsumption, all about the six big R’s: RETHINK, REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, REPAIR, RECYCLE. There’s a whole mix of stuff to get into, from workshops to discussions that cover topics like Pac-Man retro games and ‘Green Internship Dating’ for students. If you’re determined to make a difference or just wanna pick up some new, fun insights, this festival is totally worth a look. Check out the full program here.

A chill dating event at @ Gleis//Garden

Play & Date Pride Edition 🏳️‍🌈

A great event at Gleis//Garden just in time for Pride month: a slow-dating evening with games and chats. You come, you play, you mingle, and matches for LGBTQIA+ couples (or throuples—who knows?) will be sent out within 48 hours. It must be better than being on the apps (we hear!).

 

The most comfortable Salsa & Bachata summer party in Vienna enters its 3rd season

Fiesta Latina an der Alten Donau

It’s about to get very, very hot in Vienna. So, it’s time for the hot-hot Salsa & Bachata summer party at the Danube. Every Wednesday, there will be DJs, snacks, drinks, and dancing.

The MQ Female Empowerment Book Club with Lilian Klebow and Teresa Vogl

Hurray*, we are still reading …

This event is a nod to the historic women’s book clubs, creating a space for discussions, book presentations, and readings. Except, this time the readings focus on books with empowering messages (like smashing the patriarchy). It’s a great counterbalance to the UEFA EURO football championship, don’t you think?

A political documentary that will feed your dreams about the greener future

ZukunftsKino: Wie wird die Stadt satt?

In times like this, with one political movement after the other blossoming and corruption claims forever flying around Vienna, it’s especially important to understand that political movements start with small actions, small conversations, and small groups of people fighting for their rights.

That’s why you should be checking out, ‘Wie wird die Stadt satt?,’ an exploration of where and how our food could grow in the future, from rural fields to urban rooftop gardens.

Rock out to your favourite bands

NOVA ROCK 2024

If you have been waiting for the rock fest of the summer, this is it. Alice Cooper, Maneskin, and Avril Lavigne performing on one stage? Sign us up!

Drum&Bass, Techno, and lots of fun!

CONTRAST presents BREAK + CALYX + DLR (Symmetry Label Night) | 18+

This Friday, the folks from Contrast are organising a Drum&Bass – Techno party at the Grelle Forelle for you to enjoy! There’ll be loads of artists over two floors and people who just want to party hard! You can be one of them, and there’s nothing better than that! Oh, we should probably also mention that there’s a high risk of having so much fun that you’ll be able to enjoy a nice sunrise before you make it home. Just saying.

Enjoy a street fair

Rudolfstanz

Do you love a street fair? We can relate. Smear that sunscreen on and get out to this fair with music, food, and…well, as if you even need more than that…more! Wear that flow-y dress and the wide brimmed hat so you can spin round and round in the grass just like you like, but this time we recommend doing it before you eat.

Eating exotic flavours under the sun

PROSI Exotic Festival

Well known for its large Asian, African and Latin American food options, the exotic supermarket Prosi is hosting its annual international and exotic street festival. There will be plenty of food, live performances and the warm-ass sun.

Take over the city with your bike or rollerblades

Friday Nightskating LÄNGENFELDGASSE 2024

Friday Nightskating is back for the season! Ring-a-ding-ding (that’s your bike bell resounding amongst hundreds of others on the night skate). This is a recurring summer event in Vienna that is a whole lot of fun!

Plus: All the routes are different every time, so you might discover some places you’ve never been to before in Vienna.

Yeehaw, fulfil all of your game desires at this fair!

Spielefest 2024

Austria Center Vienna is hosting this year’s Spielefest this weekend, which is all about super fun games. There will be game producers exhibition their games for every age group, from the most famous games to the new ones! You will also have the opportunity to buy the games on the spot after trying them out. So, prepare for a weekend of too much money spent and some light-hearted fun! Also, check out their extensive program on the website!

Get out to a neighbourhood party

der Rüdengasse ihr Fest 2024

There’s a party in the neighbourhood! There will be music. There will be food (also for vegans). There will be cage soccer tournament! We have no idea what that last one is but it sounds freaking great! Plus, there’ll be acrobatics, street art, and a kids’ corner.

Lots of good vibes ahead

Das SUPERFEST 2024

Superbude is hosting a festival of fun and games for all ages. There will be delicious food provided by popular local eateries (YUM!). But that’s not all – there will also be a vintage and second-hand market, a ‘Hüpfburg’ (bouncy castle), and various activities for children. The real highlight, though, is the impressive lineup of live acts prepared to bring you the best entertainment throughout the evening.

Be sure to check out the line-up and full programme!

Weekends are for thrift shopping

VINTAGE MARKET VIENNA

How can you make your weekend instantly better? Go thrift shopping, of course! Incidentally, there’s a vintage market happening at Otto Wagner Areal. So, it’s settled, right?

A summer festival with a cool concept

Wir sind Wien Festival der Bezirke 2024

This festival, celebrating Vienna’s culture scene, will be taking place all over town.

Starting on June 1st, there are gonna be events in the first district, on June 2nd in the second, and so on (you get the idea) – it will be working its way outward.

And the events are as diverse as the locations. Various live concerts, exhibitions, readings, and guided tours are in the program – you name it. We’re sure you’ll find something that interests you while browsing through the extensive festival programme.

Check out this big culture festival

Wiener Festwochen

This is definitely the festival you’ve been looking for if you want to impress a date. In past years, some of the stuff in the program at this art festival has been avant-garde to the point of being confusing but, hey, maybe your date likes that. 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 best early evening Techno party of the summer is now happening

Das Techno Cafe at Volksgarten Pavillon

The Volksgarten is inviting to their ‘Technocafe’ every Tuesday. If you’ve heard of this party before, you will be super excited. (Cause we are too!) And guess what: There will be drinks and lots of techno! More details are on their FB page.

Watch fantastic films on the big screen

Catch a film at an open air cinema

Summer time is open air cinema time! We have put together the ultimate guide to Vienna’s open air cinemas for you! So don’t forget to get some popcorn and enjoy watching movies under the starry sky.

Afterwork party at the museum

Albert&Tina

Warmer days are here, and that means that all the artsy crowd in Vienna (and let’s be honest, all the regular crowd too) are going to hang out on the ALBERTINA Bastei terrace with a spritzer in hand, soaking in the view of the Vienna State Opera and nodding their heads to DJ beats.

Let out your big belly laughs at these culture and cabaret events happening in a park

Theater im Park

When a former royal garden opens up for the entertainment of us peasants, like the garden of the Palais Schwarzenberg is doing for the summer-long Theater im Park, it might be time to dust off that suit and dress you got in the back of your closet. Ok, you won’t need to dress up for this as it’s a nice casual affair. A good dose of culture, theater and cabaret is going to be served up to you right in the park under the stars if you buy a ticket for one of the shows going on all summer. Check out their programme!

A swing-a-ding-ding party

IG Hop goes Central Garden

The IG HOP swing dance group will throw their swinging party series on Monday night – Fruity Hop at Central Gardens. Start the Monday with a smile and dance to the funky electro swing rhythms. People that go to this party really know how to dance. But don’t be intimidated if you are just starting out. They’re a welcoming bunch that will be happy to show you the moves. dancing on Mondays, garden parties, good vibes, nice music, being a bohemian at heart, living in the 1920s, polka dots

Let the merry matchmaking begin!

PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF )

Our favourite English Theatre in Vienna has done it again! This time, they’re taking on a somewhat modernised adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ The twist is five actresses play all all the roles from the classic novel. We don’t want to spoil anything, but let’s just say it’s hilariously funny, unexpectedly touching, and will totally change the way you look at karaoke machines at parties.

Flea market shopping but make it wild

Wild im West Flohmarkt

Looking for some unique treasures or just love the thrill of the hunt? Then come join the wildest flea market in all of West Vienna! Get ready for some serious bargain hunting and rummaging fun. Go snag some amazing finds!

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.

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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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