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Vienna
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Shirley Valentine
Vienna’s English Theatre puts on a charming and wistful comedy, Shirley Valentine There must be something about actors talking to inanimate objects that can make an audience laugh (remember Clint Eastwood berating an empty chair during the 2012 Republican National Convention?). In British playwright Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine, the heroine talks to a rock. Unfortunately, it’s a Greek rock, so...
amateur orchestras
A plethora of orchestras for non-professionals makes Vienna a paradise for amateur music You took piano lessons and then you quit. The lessons were because of your mother, quitting was because it got boring. Such a shame! But luckily, many people still play instruments – despite moms and looming boredom – because they discovered the excitement of playing with others,...
viennale
The Viennale promises two weeks of movie magic, marred by the passing of director Hans Hurch Late October is a special time for Vienna’s movie fiends. It’s when the Viennale, the city’s international film festival, kicks off, a celebration of the celluloid arts in an art obsessed town. And while the festival has had its share of glitzy galas and...
weltmuseum
The Weltmuseum revises our approach to ethnology while celebrating our diversity As the world changes, so do our perspectives; nothing seems as archaic as yester- day’s attitudes. In our increasingly globalized world, this goes doubly for our perception of different cultures: So when the venerable Völkerkundemuseum (Museum of Ethnology) temporarily closed its doors at the Hofburg three years ago, the...
daniel sloss
The young Scottish funnyman shocks again on his 10th solo tour, Now Charming, brutal and poignant, Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss has made a career out of uncomfortable humor: From tax rates on tampons to his Tinder history, he touches on subjects most wouldn’t even dare to think of. Currently on his 10th solo show Now, his latest skits take aim at...
bruegel
The Flemish master is shown to be a meticulous draughtsman Combining exceptional craftsmanship with a keen eye and attention to detail, the prolific Renaissance master Pieter Bruegel the Elder created exquisite landscapes, bucolic peasant scenes and bitter satirical tableaux with equal verve. A profound observer of the tragedies and fortunes of his lifetime, Bruegel brilliantly dissected humanity in both paintings and...
world press photo exhibition
Photojournalism proves its impact anew with the winners of the 60th annual contest Bearing witness to the momentous events of our time while preserving them for the public, photojournalists don’t just live in the moment; They save it for posterity. Each year, the best of the best are celebrated at the annual World Press Photo exhibit, a global competition where...
jewish film festival
From hummus to Yinglish drama, movie buffs can look forward to over two weeks of acclaimed kosher cinema A deliciously offbeat fixture in Vienna’s busy cultural calendar, since the early 1990s Vienna’s Jewish Film Festival has celebrated the living culture of one of the city’s oldest and most vibrant communities. Now in its 25th year, this edition will include lots...
klezmore festival
Two weeks of Yiddish celebration from around the world show the versatility of a classic folk tradition Expressive melodies that draw from Yiddish and eastern European music characterize klezmer, an Ashkenazi music style that is seeing a steady revival in both its traditional form and fused with jazz and other influences. Now in its 14th iteration, the KlezMore festival celebrates...
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