Everything you need to do this week in Vienna

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Everything you need to do this week in Vienna

Art gazing at the blossoming nightlife mile

Gürtel Art Connection

The Gürtel will be alive with culture this month, as art will be hung on the walls of 13 bars located on the city’s belt.

This project intends to inspire hope that carefree party nights will be back soon, and to also draw attention to the uncertain situation that artists and the nightlife scene of Vienna faces. The works will be exhibited from 12.6. until at least 3.7.

They’re extending a heartfelt invitation to all of us who value the messages it’s putting out there.

Enjoy some good movies in an open-air cinema

Silent Cinema Open Air Kino Tour 2021 | Wien – Strandbar Herrmann

The Silent Cinema Tour is hitting Vienna this Monday, screening a movie about the Greatest Showman, the Joker, and many more at the oh-so-famous beach bar, Strandbar Herrmann. Avid party people who know silent discos will know the ‘silent’ concept– you’ll get some wireless headphones through which you’ll be fed the sound from this hit film.

So be sure to get your tickets and save yourself a seat.

Get pandemic flashbacks (in a good way)

Die Weiße Krankheit

Culture is slowly filling up the streets of Vienna again. Scarily, this piece of theater hasn’t had enough of pandemics. Its name: ‘Die Weiße Krankheit’,  a scenic reading from 1937 is all about a government struggling with a strange disease.

Some familiar names, like Christian Kohlhofer or Dana Proetsch, will be taking this piece onto the stage at the Theater Spielraum.

Laugh your pants off at this event

Josef Hader – Hader On Ice

Recent months have been way too serious, and this comedy show is kicking off to get you laughing again!

The popular Austrian comedian, Josef Hader, will be performing at the Orpheum Wien. This time around, he’ll be bringing a new set of uncanny jokes and anecdotes to the real world. The environment is the topic on his radar this time around.

Strap up kids - it's important

Sexual Health Workshop by AIDS HILFE WIEN

If you’re planning to have a single summer, it’s SEHR important to keep an eye on your sexual health. Knowledge is extremely sexy (and safe).

Therefore, you might want to check out how to protect yourself and others at a great Workshop being held in the Student Hotel Vienna this Monday. Especially if you feel like you’ve forgotten a thing or two about *it* during the time Roni was ruling our social life.

A night of new and old comedy, with new and old faces

English Comedy at Kramladen!

Are you constantly cracking yourself up? We understand that better than anyone. Care to try cracking others up, as well…on a stage? An English comedy night is probably a good place for you to start your career. There will be familiar faces, but also plenty of space for new ones. Just make sure to ask for a spot on the line-up on Facebook!

A movie that will put you in all of your feels!

Queerfilmnacht: BEYTO

In cooperation with Vienna Pride, our beloved Votiv-Kino will be hosting a very special ‘Queerfilmnacht’.

The star of the evening will be the Swiss movie, ‘Beyto’ – a romance that follows a love triangle between a Turkish swimmer, his trainer, and his arranged wife-to-be.

Based on Yusuf Yeşilöz book ‘Hochzeitsflug’, the director Gitta Gsell will make you end up snorting up laughing whilst also choking up crying.

Experience The Ginger Forest for a light mood and heavy drinks

Ginger Forest

It may seem like the days of late-night clubbing are long gone, but some of the clubs are continuing to get creative during the time of Corona. Just like last year, the hip hop club, VIE I PEE, has rebranded its outdoor garden, Ginger Forest, and they’ll be holding a bunch of different events in it throughout this summer.

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.

 

Check out this Romanian art exhibition

Things in the rear-view mirror are closer than they appear

There’s something special going on at a private art club in the fancy 19th district of Vienna. And it is *drumrolls*: Contemporary art from private collections straight out of Romanian.

Are you wondering how post-communist painting and video art feels and looks like? Enjoy the work of artists like Gili Mocanu, Dumitru Gorzo, and many, many more at this interesting exhibition.

Vienna’s horror and fantasy film festival is back!

Slash 1/2 – Filmfestival 2021

Throughout June, 4 cinemas in Vienna will play host to the city’s one and only horror and fantasy film festival, screening film after film that are made to twist your mind like a pretzel, or scare the crap out of you. So expect plenty of blood (on the screen, we mean), and plenty of mindf**** films.

Get your yoga fix at this special event

Supyoga auf der alten 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 paddle boarding 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!

Classic never goes out of style (that's why it's called *Classic* duh)

Yury Revich – Chamber Concert Live

A very talented violinist is hitting the town and his name is Yury Revich. He’s armed with a 1709 Stradivarius violin, and will be accompanied on stage by Yuliya Draganova on the piano.

This duo will delight your ears with Classic masterpieces by Bach, Tchaikovsky, and others. The exclusive chamber concert takes place at the beautiful Palais Schönborn.

Book your tickets now and check out this video for a taste:

Enjoy this special movie showcase and a cool discussion

Special Screening ORDINARY CREATURES – PAARBEZIEHUNGEN IM FILM

Know that satisfying feeling when you have one of those deep and interesting discussions in the car that last forever? This special screening happening at the Stadtkino will give you exactly fuel for one of those.

You can watch the incredibly suspenseful movie, “Ordinary Creatures,” by the director, Thomas Marschall.

Meanwhile, there will be a discussion with the self-proclaimed film extremists, Michelle Koch and Alejandro Bachmann, as well as Anna Mendelssohn und Thomas Marschall, about relationships following the film. Get your tickets and get your butt in a cinema seat for the first time in a while (that is, if you haven’t managed to already). After the movie and discussion, you can join the DJ set by DJane Colette in the Gastgarten of Ludwig & Adele.

 

Good vibes and much more at the waterside beach club

Good Vibes – every Thursday at VCBC

Every Thursday, you’ll have the chance to enjoy ‘good vibes’ at Vienna City Beach Club. With a chilled music program on the cards, you can either sit down in a chair waterside and put your toes in the sand and enjoy the evening with a cool drink in your hand. Or you can let yourself go and dance vigorously to the good vibes – while keeping your distance to others, of course.

A happy hour from 6 pm until 8 pm will support you in your decision, either way.

 

Head over to your Thursday rooftop bar party

Sommerhoch – der Donnerstag am Juwel

With all the rooftop pop-up bars opening every summer, we’ll forget what the city looks like down on the ground. They all promise great beats and cocktails and this one is also patronised by a champagne brand so get your schickimicki outfits on and be there on Thursday night …or any Thursday night throughout this summer, for that matter!

DRESS CODE: summer chic!

Have a laugh with the British comedian, Jack Holmes

Vienna English Comedy: Jack Holmes

The British musician turned comedian, Jack Holmes, will be trying his best to make you laugh if you show up at this comedy event on Friday. He’s currently touring with his stand-up show, Troubled, and with his mix of self-deprecation and frustration about the world – laughs are guaranteed. So, to put it short, if you feel like you can use a good laugh on a random March Tuesday, be at GRIND this week and the rest will follow.

Party out and celebrate Viennese Pride at this event

Pride Beach Tel Aviv

It’s Pride Month, which means there will be lots of rainbows and lots of parties and events to look forward to! One of them will be happening at the Tel Aviv Beach bar on the Donaukanal where a Pride beach party will be happening. Don’t hold back and come as you are.

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!

 

 

Check out this new open air cinema in Vienna

Frühlingskino Open Air im Augarten 2021

Vienna’s got a brand new open air cinema this year – the “Frühlingskino”. Not only is the atmosphere unique amongst the trees of the park known as the Augarten (which is also home to the Kino wie noch nie open air cinema throughout summer), yet also the film programme is special.

Austrian film productions from 2020 and 2021 will be screened, with films like, Die Dohnal, Ein bisschen bleiben wir noch, and Quo Vadis, Aida? on the list. Be sure to check out the film programme!

 

A music festival that's as Viennese as it gets

Wean hean – Wienerliedfestival

Listen up lovers of Viennese music – this is something for you! For over a month, you’ll have the chance to catch various live concerts as part of the Wean Hean festival.

It’s gonna take place in venues all over town; from a theater to a chapel and even some Heurige (wine taverns). For more info on when, where, who’s playing, and how much you’re paying, head over to the festival’s website.

Oh, and they also put together some playlists, which are worth checking out, especially if you’re not too familiar with this kind of music and want to find out if this might be actually something for you.

A summer festival with a cool concept

Wir sind Wien Festival der Bezirke 2021

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, photography exhibitions, readings, 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.

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