Everything you need to do this week in Vienna

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Everything you need to do this week in Vienna

Never say 'No' to impro

Blindflug – Improtheatervorstellung

Picture this: You’re sitting on a wooden chair, glancing at an empty stage. Suddenly somebody comes up to you and asks ‘Are you also here to see the resurrection of the dinosaurs?’ You’re thinking to yourself ‘No, I’m here to see the impro show, what’s that guy talking about?’ so you say ‘No’. Aaaand you’re out! ‘Cause impro is all about saying ‘Yes’. So say ‘Yes’ to this unique event!

Take part in planning our future

Digital Days 2021

Attend the Digital Days to find out more about how technology can help make our future a brighter one. There will lots of experts talking about the different ways digital tools can help make our city more sustainable and climate-friendly. Of course you’re more than welcome to join in on all the discussing and brainstorming. Be sure to check out the full programme here.

Check out these ladies who call everybody out on their bs

Fake Off!

This might not be your typical ‘We’re-going-to-the-theater-to-watch-some-good-old-Nestroy’ kinda show, but it’s definitely worth a watch. These two ladies are saying what all of us are thinking right now – ‘Wtf, Austria?’. So be sure not to miss out on this play.

Not your typical kind of band

5K HD • Creation Eats Creator • Unplugged Tour • Porgy & Bess

We’re convinced these guys took a time machine and stole somebody’s songs from the future. Either this, or they visited some extraterrestrials on a far away planet. Because their music is just out of this world! Unfortunately, all of the tickets are already sold out, but you can still check the event page to see if someone is selling theirs.

 

 

Groove to the sound of the drums

Jörg Mikula “Music for Drums”

If you ever thought that drummers without a band are kinda boring, you have to check out this upcoming event. Going to Jörg Mikula’s concert will have think otherwise afterwards for sure. And in case you already know playing the drums is pretty dope, you’ll wanna check it out anyways.

Check out this concert with one of the best music acts around town

Live@RKH: Dives

This Tuesday, the Indie girl band DIVES will be performing live at the ORF Radiokulturhaus. If you don’t know them, check them out before somebody realises how uncool you are (they’re popular for good reason):

Learn the art of self-defence

Self-Defence Workshop

The Vienna International Jitsu Club, the only English-language martial arts club in town, is running a two-day self defence workshop to teach some basic principles to complete beginners. The workshop will be split into two parts: part 1 will be taught on October 19 (5:30pm-7pm) and part 2 on October 22 (7pm-8:45pm). So if you want to brush up on your self-defence skills, be sure to wing by.

Go on the hunt for some vintage items

Flohmarkt – Wiener Hilfswerk

If you are in the mood to browse through a flea market while fighting all the hip Gen-Zs for some vintage jeans, you’re definitely right here. Have a look at the various stands and maybe you’ll even find something valuable, like a dead grandma’s pearl necklace. Wow, that got dark really quick.

Show off your knowledge at the pub

Polkadot Pubquiz

It’s pub quiz time!! At the Polkadot this Wednesday you’ll get the chance to impress the ladies and/or the gents with your incredible knowledge and wisdom. So grab some mates and get quizzing!

Enjoy a tipsy Tuesday every Tuesday at Pratersauna!

TuesdayClub x Pratersauna

Tuesdays is the new Fridays at Pratersauna. As a little treat, they will serve ice cold drinks at special prices. A beer for 3€ and 10 Shots of Jägermeister for 19€ – we say yes, thank yew! This is gonna turn a regular Tuesday into a tipsy one in no time.

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.

A heartfelt Australian Singer-Songwriter

FM4 Indiekiste mit Scott Matthew | Wien

Australian Singer-Songwriter, Scott Matthew, has been around the block, so to speak. Last year, he released his latest solo album, Adorned. The album is a melancholic and charming homage to love, whether it be for family members, people around him, or a heartfelt outpouring to victims of tragedy. Pack tissues.

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.

Put your Black Metal gloves on, we're going moshing!

KRINGA // PARASITE DREAMS // WITCH GHETTO

The three greatest champions of this town’s Black Metal scene have joined forces to take part in the biggest gladiator fight you have ever seen! Well, actually, they are just going to play a concert for you, but wouldn’t that have been awesome?

On the 20th of October, Kringa, Parasite Dreams and Witch Ghetto will get Fluc’s walls shaking and hopefully your heads banging.

 

For the Indie queens and kings out there

INDIE NIGHT

Are you the kinda gal or guy that goes to the Kletterfabrik on a Tuesday morning? Or the kind that drinks their coffee with whipped oat milk? Well, then you probably love Indie music, right?

You can catch Crowns of Babylon and No Flags live at Chelsea this Wednesday to get that Indie heart of yours pumping with joy. If you’d like a little taste, we’ve got something linked down below for you:

 

Worrying about what to do on Wednesday? How about this book presentation

Buchpräsentation: Christian Berger „Sorge”

Attention fellow bookworms! Christian Berger is going to present his new literary baby ‘Sorge’ at Thalia on Mariahilferstraße. With the kind help of host Elisabeth Lechner you can dive into a world of worrying about every aspect of life. Like for example our economy, our society or our future. But is there a glimpse of hope as well amidst all this worrying? Well, you’ll just have to come by to get an answer.

May the force be with you at this pub quiz

Star Wars Pub Quiz @ Nelson’s

This Wednesday at Nelson’s it’s finally your time to shine at a quiz night where you can whip out all the nerdy knowledge you’ve gathered over the years from being a Star Wars super fan. You can combine your forces as a team of up to 6 Jedi masters (or Sith, whatever you prefer) and take up the challenges this quiz war will throw at you.

Dream Pop vibes at Vienna's gorgeous concert hall

Mynth & Ensemble | Wiener Konzerthaus

While most siblings can’t even share a pack of Mannerschnitten with each other, these two have found the will to share fame and a music career together! With light synths and happy Dream Pop vibes, Giovanna and Mario Fartace, aka Mynth, will put their spell onto anyone who’s listening. And what better way to delve into their musical landscapes than in such a gorgeous location like the Konzerthaus?

A night to embrace your inner Pop Star

Grab the Mic! Karaoke Night

Bring that beautiful voice of yours to Weberknecht this Wednesday for a full-on Karaoke night! With free entry and drink specials, you can take on the stage by storm and let out that voice of yours that you’ve perfected in countless shower concerts.

Good to know… this Karaoke Night will take place every Wednesday until the end of the year!

Ain’t nobody got time for partying on the weekend! Take a look at this weekday party!

Mixwoch – Any given Wednesdayat VIE i PEE

Partying on the weekend is so boring and soooo 2012. Week drinking is THE thing to do now, apparently. On any given Wednesday, the crowd at VIE i PEE will be throwing a ‘Mixwoch’ party, and they’re inviting everyone to join them. For 10 bucks, you can join the crowd, drink all night long (in moderate doses, of course) and enjoy the banging (are we using this word correctly?) Hip Hop music they’ll be pumping out of their speakers.

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.

Saunieren statt Studieren x ÖH WU

For those of you who would like to close the books and get out to the party this Thursday at Pratersauna will have a full line-up of DJs waiting to tend to your every partying need. Give yourself a break on a weeknight. We won’t tell your professors. (Wink.)

Party like it's the weekend on a Thursday

Der Donnerstag at Camera Club

The legendary Thursdays at Camera Club are back and we couldn’t be happier! Come and experience different kinds of music genres at their two floors. This time you can bust a move to some Techno, House, Afro and Cumbia!

A filmic love letter to good old journalism

Wes Anderson: The French Dispatch | Premiere im Filmcasino

Wes Anderson’s long-awaited new film is about to arrive in cinemas and all of the movie lovers couldn’t be happier. It tells the story of an American who fled his home to a fictional French town in the 20th century and starts publishing a magazine called the French Dispatch. Through various different story lines, the movie unfolds in ways the viewer can’t foresee and features a very promising cast of great actresses and actors.

As we don’t want to spoil too much, we just advise you to watch the trailer and be quick with getting your tickets for the premiere!

 

A night of improvised Powerpoint presentations (basically how we passed every class in high school)

PowerPoint-Karaoke im Spektakel

PowerPoint – you love it. And we get that. Bullet points, strong visual aids, your captivating presentational flow – all of it. But what if you didn’t know what topic you would be presenting until you got up in front of the crowd? Think you have what it takes to present a spontaneous PowerPoint on the underwater basket weaving practices of the ancient tribes of the Amazon? Reserve your spot now for a PowerPoint-karaoke session if you’d like to present, or get a ticket above if you just want to spectate.

Catch some awesome Raggae/Dub tunes

Donnersdub

One Thursday a month, Donnersdub opens up the gates for you to enjoy some damn fine Reggae sounds mixed with some equally fine Dub tunes. They say the early bird catches the worm and at Donnersdub this is a reality! Join the party at the Otto Wagner Pavillon between 6 and 8pm to enjoy a few cocktails (or a lot, we don’t judge) at the happy hour.

 

Not your usual kind of hotel

Schauspielhaus Hotel

From October to February, the Schauspielhaus is going host a colourful mix of performances. Furthermore, it has also gotten an intense interior makeover to fit all the creative shows that are going to take place there and now actually poses as hotel. So be sure to book a room and check in ASAP!

By the way, you can check out the full programme here.

Admire local artists at The Loft while sipping on a beer

Loftival: James Choice, Mascha

The Loft is hosting a music event series every Thursday and they’re calling it Loftival. The whole idea is to celebrate local artists!

Every week, a different band, or solo musician (or non–musical artist) will hit the stage to sweeten your Thursday! Take a look at the line-up:

21/10: James Choice, Masha
28/10: EsRAP

And make sure to keep an eye out for updates on their event page.

Stand up for Stand Up Stacy

Stand Up Stacy feat. The Attic at FANIALIVE

After a pandemic-induced pause, Stand Up Stacy are back with their new single ‘Summer Feeling’. The German pop-punk band will pay a visit to Vienna for one of their first post-lockdown shows. If you’re in the mood for danceable beats with an edge, you should definitely check out them and their support act, The Attic, this Thursday!

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.

Your 80s Workout at fluc (upstairs)

If Mr Motivator was a DJ – 80s at the fluc!

Your 80s Workout at fluc (upstairs)

When: FRI, August 10, 10pm–5am
Where: Fluc + Fluc Wanne
Entry: TBA

It is never too late to work on the old Beach Bod and this Friday’s session at Fluc is the perfect opportunity for it. As the Wild Boy and his mate Toby hit the decks, they will be banging out fitness instructions as well as the highest quality of Disco beats out of the 80s that have ever graced a sound system. Get ready to sweat, get ready dance. Disco Disco.

Recommended if you like: Mr Motivator, Disco, wearing lycra, having any old excuse to wear sweat bands, yoga pants, dancing instead of gyming, the dancefloor is my yoga mat, like to feel the sweat as it dribbles down your spine

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

 

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