Sam Jackson

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Sam is Metropole's Events Editor and a frequent contributor. He's also a musician and an avid football fan. If he’s not recording or yelling at the television he’ll likely be out and about in town.
queer film festival

Identities Queer Film Festival is Back in Town!

Proudly presenting an alternative to heteronormative cinema and queer since day one, the biannual Identities Film Festival holds the rainbow torch up high Providing a soapbox for discourse on que...
Wachau

Travel | Bikes, Wine and Castles in the Wachau

The Wachau region is just a stone’s throw from Vienna and its secrets and treasures can be all yours for an afternoon. The dream of slowing down – of escaping the city to spend endless afternoo...
Paco

Paco Brings España to the 9th District

The spirit of tapas lives on in a new guise at Paco The philosophy of tapas is very much about sharing – be it the small servings, a bottle of sherry or lively conversation. The new restaurant Pa...
Maria Lassnig

Discover Never-Before-Seen art by Maria Lassnig at the Albertina This Summer

The celebrated Austrian artist is shown in a new light with many previously unseen works Somewhat ironically for an artist of such renown, Maria Lassnig claimed she was “a researcher, not a paint...
escape games

Why Vienna’s Escape Games are Better Than Booze and Bungee Jumping

Being locked in a little room with nothing but your wits to save you. What better way to spend a Saturday? Some may scale cliff faces to get their kicks, but as I found out, getting an adrenali...
il bio

Make Your own Linguine Like Il Bio, the Beloved Italian Bistro on Vienna’s...

The darling micro-eatery Il Bio is Italian home cooking at its Austrian best. In the 7th district set on a little slice of Burggasse stands a well-kept Viennese secret. Since 2009 Andrea and R...

Take Festival | So Much More than Just Fashion

If you've never made it to Take Festival before, make sure not to miss it this year! Come experience a lively assimilation of fashion, audiovisual exhibitions, music and pop-up stores spread through-...
Vienna city marathon

Along for the Run: Chasing Vienna’s Marathon

As the Vienna City Marathon nears, runners gear up for their next big rush. An admission: I am not an avid exerciser. Just recently I picked up a bit of casual football after a 10-year hiatus, ...
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