Everything you need to do this week in Vienna

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Everything you need to do this week in Vienna

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.

Listen to touching stories and think about the future of energy

TSCHERNOBYL. Eine Chronik der Zukunft

It’s been 35 years since the Chernobyl catastrophe, and it still affects people today, and nuclear energy is still heavily discussed today. This play tells the stories of people still living in the exclusion zone and how an invisible deadly danger penetrated every corner of their environment and changed it forever. It is based on 500 interviews conducted in Belarus and Ukraine over many years, but it also addresses the fact that nuclear energy is still a heavily discussed topic regarding climate change. Go check out this play at the Odeon theater this week, it will definitely give you food for thought!

Finance tips for females

financHER

This talk hosted by financial advisor Marietta Babos revolves all about the one thing that makes the world go round. Money, that is. It’s specifically targeted at women who wanna learn more about monetary independence, self-determination, the importance of an individual financial future for the coming generation of females and more.

You don’t even need to spend a single Euro to take part since it’s free. You do need to register online though.

Meet up to discuss important matters

ONE DAY: The Meetup – Kann Aktivismus das System wirklich verändern?

Can activism really change the system? That’s the big question that’s gonna be discussed at this open forum. Since we’re optimists, we’re gonna go ahead and say that it can. But if you don’t just wanna take our word for it, then join the meet up, as there are gonna be actual experts on the topic present.

A night of new comedy from new comedians

Fresh Faces – English Comedy Open Mic 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 open mic is probably a good place for you to start your career and THIS English comedy open mic offers a free shot when you walk in the door. You won’t get that kind of treatment again until you’re hosting Saturday Night Live. All the less funny people who just came to watch get a free shot as well because nobody likes a sober audience.

Electronic music concert in Fluc featuring some veterans in the game

Radian – Live in der fluc_wanne

With countless international reviews to their name, Radian makes you want to learn how to play an instrument and vibe to their unleashed art rock music. The trio has been making music for over a decade, and in the process, have discovered how to pull off one of Austria’s favourite music genres: Electronica!

On Wednesday, the crowd at the fluc will get the chance to cheer on this ever-evolving musical group. To join in on the fun, get your pre-sale tickets before they run out!

Pretend the 80s are still happening

SynthGarden @ Club-U Terrazza

If you like films like Blade Runner or Drive, especially their soundtrack, you’ll most definitely love the synthie tunes DJ Eraserhead and DJ Phil are gonna treat you with. Put on your sunglasses, hop into your DeLorean (if you don’t have one, public transport will do as well) and head over to Club U, where Vienna’s first Synthwave open-air is taking place this Thursday. Lots of retro vibes guaranteed!

Learn how to redesign HR

People Club | How to kill Agile through culture, and ways out.

Is culture blocking agile working and are there any ways out of it? These questions, among otheres, will be the main topic of conversation when the People Club comes together. Experts on business and human ressources will hold talks, plus there’ll also be a hands-on workshop as well as the possibility to do some networking. To see the detailed agenda, head over to the event page.

Make your own cosmetics while not making any waste

Zero Waste Bad Essentials – Naturkosmetik, Wattepads & Co. selber machen

This workshop hosted by Zero Waste Austria will teach you all kinds of useful tricks to make your own natural cosmetics. At the end, you’ll not only go home with a self-made toiletry bag, but also with all kinds of useful bathroom essentials (which you can put in said bag) like lip balm, deodorant or cotton pads. And of course the good feeling of living sustainably.

Enjoy classical music in the city of music

Arbeiter.Innen.Konzerte @ Beethovenhof

If you’re into classical music, there will be an evening filled with it at the Beethovenhof happening this Friday.

This concert is all about celebrating the composers that came to Vienna after Beethoven. Everyone’s invited, and if you aren’t able to come, there will be a live stream for at-home guests. So put your best formal outfit on (yes, with the one with the penguin tails) and enjoy!

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!

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.

 

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.

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!

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 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 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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