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Friday, October 20, 2017
swingtime volksgarten vienna
Swingtime adds a touch of class to the after work scene The timing may vary but, at some point, city dwellers invariably have the same epiphany: The club scene is boring. The epileptic strobe lights, asthmatic smoke machines, disproportionate expenses (€10 or more at the door, extortionist rates at the bar and not counting the kebab after and cab ride...
Albert & Tina
Every Wednesday night, culture vultures stream to Albert & Tina to enjoy an after-work event merging art, drinks and music. The hypnotic beat of house music lures tourists from their picture-perfect photo ops and up the grand staircase, joining the after-work crowd congregating on the ramparts of the Albertina. The party’s in full swing, the bastion fit to burst; the equestrian statue...
Rhinoplasty
Vienna’s legendary drag party celebrates 10 years of queer A trailblazing testament to progressive fin de siécle Vienna, the Otto Wagner Pavillion on Karlsplatz is the crown jewel of Vienna’s Jugendstil subway stations. Gilded, flamboyant and long defunct with trains now routed through the adjacent modern terminus, its exterior remains a definitive landmark while its interior houses the rather soulless...
escape games
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 adrenaline high is as easy as being locked in a tiny room. First surfacing in Japan around 2007, room escape games offer a different...
kitbbutz klub disco
Rainbow Sabbath: Outrageous and camp, the Kibbutz Klub disco welcomes all to the family. When good times still seem bottles away at most venues, one club on the Gürtel is already kicking into high gear. By midnight, the line in front of Club Auslage stretches all the way to the U6 station Josefstädter Straße, beckoning crowds with a freewheeling, hedonistic...
lindy
The Markterei Lindy hops onto the after-work bandwagon with their new evening event, Tanzerei The historic grand hall of the Alte Post (Old Post Office) looked like a scene from a musical, its green, cast-iron pillars framing couples twirling about madly as the industrial-age glass roof reverberated with swing music. I hadn’t even had the chance to take off my jacket...
khm clubbing
Booming bass and flowing drinks aim to dust off the image of a venerable institution Some 125 years after opening to the public, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (the museum of art history, or KHM for short) might be forgiven its slightly tired reputation. One half of Vienna’s twin museums (the Natural History Museum, or NHM, faces it across Maria-Theresien-Platz), its collection...
scenes
Some holiday traditions are lost in translation Stuck in the polyester tights of my questionably short Marie Antoinette costume, I contemplated if I had finally outgrown Halloween. My partner-in-crime, a very handsome skeletal gentleman, waited patiently with his painted nose buried in a book as our crotchety Viennese taxi driver griped under his breath all the way to the 10th...
city life
The Gürtel is a hot spot for live music with no neighbors On any given Saturday night,  this stretch of pavement flanked by busy roads under the U6 line is packed with revelers. Beneath the brickwork railway arches, live music and beer-infused gossip compete to drown out the twin dins of revving cars and rumbling trains. The kilometer-long stretch of...
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