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Everything you need to do this weekend in Vienna

This will make you go haha

Sid Singh (U.S.) – English Stand-Up Comedy Night

You can already start warming up your laughing muscles right now, because when Sid Singh hits the stage of Shebeen, it’s fun o’clock (sorry for that lame attempt of humor). This guy toured dozens of cities all over America, Asia and Europe so he definitely knows how to crack a good joke (unlike us, apparently).

Dance, dance and dance some more

FOREST / HI-TECH NIGHT

Better bring a good dose of stamina to this one, because when the party’s over, the after hour starts right away. That means you could actually be dancing for 14 hours straight. Kudos to you if you manage to pull that off. But when the Psy Dimension Crew cranks up the beats, you won’t even be thinking about such irrelevant stuff like time.

Keep your phone in your pocket and hit the dance floor

Oz. w/ Fatboy Slim

OZ stands for a place where you just live in the moment instead of constantly staring at your phone. And let’s be honest, why would you when you can instead dance to the tunes of the top-tier DJs performing right in front of you. On the decks this time is going to be infamous British musician, DJ, and record producer, Fatboy Slim.

 

 

 

#womenpower

Women Supporting Women

The three artists, PAENDA, KTEE and Vida Noa want to set an example for successful female collaboration in the music scene, which sadly still is a rarity here in Austria. In an attempt to change that, they will hold panel discussions together with a couple of interesting guests they invited. And as little cherry on top, there’ll also be a cool clubbing afterwards. To take part, simply register online.

Join in on this island festival

Donauinselfest 2021

Finally the Donauinselfest is taking place in it’s original form again! Unfortunately it’s not possible for them to throw the big-ass festival party it usually is on the island, so there’s gonna be fewer acts and stages this year. But honestly, we’re just glad it’s happening. And you can still look forward to a weekend filled with excellent music and lots of good vibes. Completely for free!

Be sure to check out the website for all the details and the programme!

Laugh until your bones rattle at this English Comedy Night

English Stand Up in Vienna – Propaganda Comedy #3.02 – Dragos Cristian

Dragos is a standup comedian who has journeyed throughout the world from Romania to the UK to Japan, Singapore, Estonia Germany and beyond. Basically, he can make you laugh no matter which country you’re from. His material includes topics such as: language barriers, religious pressures and cultural identity in a global world.

Get dancing and moving like a fish

FISH MARKET – Hostile Brain Organoids From Hell feat. BORIS (Berghain/DE)

You may be surprised, as we were, to learn that this fish market has nothing to do with fish but rather is an inclusive party for all. Arrive on Saturday and party until Sunday and, er, don’t bring any fish.

With Matt BORIS and Gerald VDH on the main stage, you’re sure to be entertained throughout the night.

Like K-pop? You're gonna love this free club night!

HALLYU 한류 K-POP PARTY @ Club-U || ANIME SPECIAL Vol. 2

If we’re examining some of the most significant changes in the music landscape over the past decade, one of them has to be the explosion in popularity of K-pop (that’s ‘Korean Pop’ to you, grandad) in the west.

If the songs of artists such as BTS, Twice, Blackpink and TVXQ make you go weak at the knees, this is the night for you to party and sing your heart out.

Be warned: you may wake up the next day having messaged all your friends to get the same floppy haircut as you and learn your new dance moves.

 

It's Indie-Rock o'clock

Sinuswelle & Freunde Schöner live @ Kramladen

Swing by Kramladen on Saturday if you’re in the mood for some fine Indie-Rock made in Vienna. Not just one, but two talented bands are performing live. Just for you (and everyone else in the crowd). And in case you didn’t read the title properly (or already forgot about it), these bands are Sinuswelle and Freunde Schöner. Here’s a little taste of their music:

 

“The flavors in this dish are so utterly complex in their simplicity” - Food Eater

Gault & Millau Genuss-Messe 2021

We would suggest you go light on breakfast before this bougie, gourmet affair. That way you’ll be prepared to experience the magic in your mouth promised to be made by the 100 top chefs and over 50 winemakers that this event will be bringing to the city. Kitchen demonstrations (we hope there’s knife juggling), tastings, and masterful wine, schnapps, and beer pairings are all included in the ticket price.

Gourmet plant based brunching

Veganer Veinkost Brunch

Hey all of you Vegans out there! A Vegan brunch is one of the best ways to start a easy weekend, right? That’s exactly what Pepper & Ginny is offering this Saturday.

If the weather plays along, you can enjoy some plant-based eggs, cheese and a glass of Mimosa in their shady Schanigarten!

The menu is always great, but it may include seasonal adaptations, so be sure to check it out beforehand.

Dance the climate change away (sort of)

Climate Nights – Dance for Change

Partying hard while fighting against climate change at the same time – is that even possible? Well, now it is. The new event series Climate Nights kicks off at Pratersauna on Saturday. It will not only feature banging club beats but a bunch of environment focused art as well, including some special live performances.

Good to know… donations from the ticket sales will be used to plant trees in Austria.

 

Travel the world at a festival

Südwind Straßenfest 2021 – Festival für das gute Leben für alle

While this festival is not just about the food, it does feature many stands serving up a lot of exotic cuisines from all over the world (which you don’t typically easily find in Vienna). The beloved Südwind Straßenfest will be filling up the courtyard of the Uni Campus at the Altes AKH on May 18.  All kinds of cultures will come together, selling their yummy cuisines and their handicraft. There will be live music as well as DJ sets, yoga and dance workshops, talks and discussions. Oh, and a raffle!

A good techno party to end the week

Kein Sonntag Ohne Techno – Back to Reality

Why are there so few parties on Sundays? We don’t know either. Well, it might have to do with the fact that a lot of people work on Mondays, but still, it’s a good a day as any to crank up the speakers and let the bass do its thing.

And lucky there’s an event series that dedicates itself to bringing partying to the holiest of days, Sunday – Kein Sonntag ohne Techno. This party series has been alive and kicking since everything opened up and it’s moving around from location to party location throughout summer.

Kein Sonntag ohne Techno will be showing up in the grungy gardens of the Arena, and we suggest you be there too. If you’re not going to party on a Sunday at the end of summer, when will you party?

It's gonna be hilarious for sure

From Prague with Laughs – English Comedy Show

It’s time to practice your best laughs in front of the mirror (that’s totally something people do, right?) ’cause this Sunday is gonna be a literal fun day, as Shebeen is hosting an English comedy show yet again. With Grant Gallacher and Viktoriia Petrovski (plus a few others) on the mic, you definitely won’t walk home dry-eyed.

A safe place for langauge-learning

Sprachen Cafe: German/English/Itailan/Spanish/French

Now that travel restrictions are loosening up, are you in the mood to learn a new language? Or maybe you already started learning one during the endless lockdowns and you’re finally ready to get some face-to-face action with what you’ve learned and somebody who speaks it fluently.

Well, either way, Sprachen Cafe has got you covered this Sunday. Just be sure to read their guidelines, bring proof that you’re Corona free and register beforehand!

 

 

 

 

A week of glitz, glamour and fashion!

MQ Vienna Fashion Week 2021

Bold fashion, red carpet and catwalk moments, and pretty people giving steely stares into a sea of fashion aficionados – this is MQ Vienna Fashion Week. This week of fashion will act as a platform to exhibit local and international designers, top models, photographers, art directors, and stylists.

We can’t even coordinate our socks, however, we enjoy showing up at this festival in denim overalls, flip flops, and a bowler hat. Check out the website for more details on ticket prices, participating designers, and the programme.

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. The poignant, moving images that are always guaranteed at this exhibition of photojournalism’s greatest shots of the year, can be seen by anyone whose interest is remotely peaked in photography. Don’t be surprised if you leave with tears in your eyes, or full of inspiration.

 

This is THE hotspot for cool events this summer!

GLOBE Wien Open Air

Now that people are getting vaccinated and Miss Roni is slowly packing up her bags, Marx Halle is opening their Outdoor Area, which hosts over 1000 seats!

From June till September, you can enjoy a smattering of cultural events and shake the dust off your lockdown brain. There even is an option to pre-order snacks and drinks for your table! Check out the GLOBE Wien Open Air’s program!

Good to know … be sure to keep an eye on the weather conditions when you book a ticket, as events won’t be happening if storms are.

Check out their FAQs!

Catch some culture, tunes, and street food at Das Werk's summer terrace

KulturTerrasse WERK

Das Werk has opened up a terrace last year to fight their way back from the damage done by the Corona shutdown, and it’s a damn fine terrace, indeed. They’re calling the terrace – KulturTerrasse, and they’re back this year! It’s where street art meets music, meets visual art, meets street food, meets one very chilled atmosphere at which to enjoy a drink with friends. Find all the info you need about what’s happening on the specific day you’re going on their website.

 

Get your capitalistic ass to this exhibition!

Ho Rui An-the Ends of a Long Boom

The artist Ho Rui An has come all the way from Singapore to our beloved Kunsthalle! Until the 10th of October, you can catch the exhibition, along with a headache from all the anger and disappointment you will feel after learning all about neoliberalism, the after-effects of the imperialist legacy, and the relationships between the global “East” and “West.’

Catch his statement below!

Enjoy fresh air and after-work drinks

Check out (perhaps) one of your new favourite locations, Palais Freiluft

The Palais Auersperg has opened up its beautiful garden for a glorious (said in our best royal accent) ‘Freiluft Schanigarten’ to be set up this summer.

Plus, until the end of August, there will also be a special Pop-Up Bar popping up at the Hochhaus Herrengasse – AAAAAwwwweeesome (emphasis on the AWWW)

So, next time you’re thinking of going for a lovely afternoon of drink sipping with friends, go ahead and do so in front of a royal-looking background.

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.

Get your yoga fix at this special event

Paddeln (DO/Thursday)/Supyoga (SO/Sunday), alte Donau (Sunsetversion)

Summer days are around the corner and you haven’t started working out? Well, this event will have Vanessa Witt taking you out on the water to do some stand-up paddleboarding on the Donau and at some point, you’ll stop to do some yoga.

And you can do all of this whilst catching the sunset happening over the river’s horizon. Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

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. A good dose of culture and cabaret is going to be served up to you right in the park under the stars. It’s very much tailored to be Corona-safe, but probably not from mosquitos. Check out their programme!

 

 

Get cultured this summer

Get cultured in between all the time in the sun

After a long dry spell, Vienna’s famous art and culture institutions are back and there’s a raft of exhibitions you should check out.

We’ve put together a guide to the cool art exhibits taking place this summer, so you don’t have to spend time looking for them yourselves!

P.S.: You don’t have to be interested in culture to visit a museum, to be honest – sometimes, we just visit one to escape the summer heat! (Air conditioning in exhibitions = surviving summer)

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