Metropole caters to the interests and needs of English-speaking expat communities. Here are our curated recommendations for upcoming events this week (Apr 12 – 18, 2017).




Apr 15: Easter Egg Hunt


It seems like the Easter Bunny paid a visit to the City Farm, and left behind lots of little presents! Little ones get to hunt for Easter eggs in the sprawling gardens. Each child is reserved a nest, so no–one misses out. And should they need further entertainment after all the Easter eggs have been gathered up, kids can also paint eggs themselves, as well as potting their own Easter plants.

To reserve a place, write an email to:

City Farm Schönbrunn, 14:00–16:30





Apr 16: Die Fledermaus


Strauss’ operetta, perhaps the most famous ever warning about the effect of drinking too much champagne, takes a bow at the Volksoper, with Alfred Eschwé conducting.

With English supertitles.


Volkstheater, 19:00


© Barbara Pálffy/Volksoper Wien



View METROPOLE’s list of current theater performances here





Apr 13: Cuban Beats All Stars


Made up partly of former members of the hip–hop supergroup Orishas, the All Stars mash up traditional Cuban beats with modern street sounds.

Viper Room
, 20:00


Apr 13: Slip + Spool’s Out Present


A showcase evening for the Berlin–based Slip label, who explore music by exciting young new composers, and have previously released the likes of Mica Levi. This evening features British performer Laurie Tompkins, and Australian 12–string guitarist Julia Reidy. Join for an evening of experimental compositions and musical improvisation.

Pay as you wish (suggested contribution €5).

, 20:30


Apr 15: Spring in Vienna


Enjoy the rite of spring with a jazz beat, as Vienna celebrates all things vernal with some jaunty music, including Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide. Conducted by Philippe Jordan, with the particular highlight of Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s interpretation of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto. It’s music that’s guaranteed to put a spring in your step.


Konzerthaus,  19:30.

Through Apr 16: OsterKlang


Now in its 21st year, the Osterklang Festival lays on varied dance events spread out over three venues: Theater an der Wien, the Konzerthaus, and the Hofburgkapelle.

This year there’s a strong Norwegian influence, as the Norwegian National Ballet presents its performance of Ibsen’s Ghosts; later it showcases its take on Carmen, with choreography from Liam Scarlett. Other highlights include Elizabeth Kulman’s humorous La femme c’est moi, and the Wiener Symphoniker’s traditional “Spring in Vienna” performance to close the concert on Easter Sunday.

Various times and locations.


Apr 18: Deftones


Legends of the alternative metal scene, frontman Chino Moreno’s soaring vocals are layered over heavy guitar riffs to wicked effect. Playing songs from their new album „Gore“ – along surely with some classics such as ‘My Own Summer (Shove It!).’

, 20:00





Apr 14: Going in Style


Zach Braff’s latest directorial effort has Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin as geriatric bank–robbers in this remake of the 1979 caper comedy of the same name.

Starts Apr 14, Burg



Apr 14: Gold


Redefining “gold digger,” Matthew McConaughey plays a down on his luck businessman searching for a huge gold deposit in the jungles of Borneo.
Starts Apr 14, Artis, Haydn.


Through May 7: W.C. Fields


Part of a larger retrospective on grumpy comedians the world over, the classic curmudgeon of golden age Hollywood sprays his acerbic wit on screen again.

Film Museum
, various times and dates






Now showing: Trude und Elvis. Wien – Memphis – Hollywood.


An exhibition documenting the serendipitous story of Trude Forsher. Gain an insight into the life of an icon of Rock’n’roll, as seen through the eyes of the Viennese woman who not only escaped the ravages of the Nazis, but then moved to New York and became private secretary to The King himself.

Jewish Museum Vienna, Sun–Fri 10:00–18:00


Exhibitions ending this week:

Apr 13: J.K. Ping Pong Club


Are you a dab-hand with a paddle? Buy a ticket to the Július Koller: One Man Anti-Show exhibition at the MuMoK, and enjoy the last chance to play a game of ping-pong in the middle of the gallery.

Reserve your spot with an email to no later than 14h on the same day.

MuMoK, 7., Museumsplatz 1 (MuseumsQuartier)

Mon: 14:00–19:00; Tues–Sun: 10:00–19:00; Thurs to 21:00



Through Apr 17: Construction_Reflexion



Gertraud and Dieter Bogner curate the collection they donated, consisting of over 100 pictures and objects as well as over 300 sketches and illustrations.


MuMoK, 7., Museumsplatz 1 (MuseumsQuartier)
Mon: 14:00–19:00; Tues–Sun: 10:00–19:00; Thurs to 21:00

Through Apr 17: Glasses from the Empire and Biedermeier Period


An in-depth look at the technical and artistic developments in glass during the period between 1780 and 1840, the golden age of high-quality Biedermeier glass. Read our review in the March issue of Metropole.


MAK Exhibition Hall

1., Stubenring 5
Wed–Sun 10:00–18:00; Tue 10:00–22:00 (free admission after 18:00)


View METROPOLE’s list of current exhibitions here





Apr 15: Adventures in Dating, Texting and Tinder


The modern dating landscape looks different to how it did only ten years ago, thanks to modern dating apps like Tinder. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the potential for awkward and embarrassing rendezvous. This evening, hosted by Vienna’s Funniest Stand Up Comedy, allows you to wheel out your most cringeworthy encounters for the crowd. But why would I want to do that? –you might ask. Well, if a free drink, and half–priced entry don’t sweeten the deal – then surely the opportunity to hear the even mortifying tales of other guests will make it worthwhile. You are not alone!

Tunnel Vienna Live, 19:30–22:30. (€10 (€5))

Apr 16: Techno Sunday Birthday Celebration


Spice up Easter Sunday and dance til you drop at this special party laid on by the good folk from the popular Techno Sonntag event.


Arena Wien, 21:08 – 6:23. (!)


Apr 18: Kunstschatzi


© KHM Museums Verband

Mingle with Vermeer, Dürer, and Rembrandt at this evening hot-spot with a cultural twist. Vienna’s palatial art history museum serves up curated cocktails while the spectacular DJ’s mix in the mood. The museums’ galleries remain open for the viewing pleasure of the partiers for the duration of the evening.

Kunsthistorisches Museum
, 19:00–23:00.



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