Metropole caters to the interests and needs of English-speaking expat communities. Here are our curated recommendations for upcoming events this week (Apr 19 – 25, 2017).




Apr 20: Electric Spring

Also Apr 21

© Manfred Werner/Tsui

In partnership with Stadt Wien, the third iteration of this electronic music festival gets curated by all–girl DJ collective Etepetete. Artists such as Soia, Mavi Phoenix and Powernerd, along with other mavens of the electronic music scene, ensure a pulsating experience at this free event. Expect a buzzing atmosphere and banging tunes!



MuseumsQuartier, 19:30–04:00







Apr 24: Shiny, shiny … (Imploding Portraits Inevitable)


© Chris Haring

Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable implodes, with spectacle turned into anti-spectacle. Factory boys and girls line up for close-ups and screen tests – surely a sideways commentary on the current selfie-obsessed generation.


Brut, 22:00


Closing this week:


Through Apr 22: Outside Mullingar

A last chance to see this dark, bittersweet romantic comedy set in the Irish midlands. After success on Broadway, it made its continental debut here. Read our review in the April issue of Metropole.


Vienna’s English Theatre , Daily 19:30 (except Sundays)


View METROPOLE’s list of current theater performances here





Apr 23: David Garrett

The world–famous violinist with the luscious locks performs his classic-pop fusion from an all-new revolving stage. From €49,30.


Stadthalle, 19:30


Apr 24: London Symphony Orchestra

Playing works by Debussy, Bartók and Bruckner for one night only, François Xavier-Roth  conducts the renowned orchestra with Antoine Tamestit on viola.


Konzerthaus, 19:30



Also Apr 25, 26.

Vienna’s answer to battle of the bands: Young hopefuls have 15 minutes on stage to try to secure your vote as the next up-and-coming star. Check the website for genres and full line-ups (German).


Szene Wien, 19:30




Apr 20: The Founder

The true story of Ray Kroc, the travelling salesman who made it big with his idea to franchise a little-known burger bar, turning it into the global monster we know and love today. Starring Michael Keaton in the title role.


Starts Apr 20, 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



Also opening:

Apr 21: The Bye Bye Man. Say his name – or even think it – and you’re next! Horror film, with an unlikely turn from Faye Dunaway.





Now Showing: Andrea Robles Jiménez: FE: an inventory of uncanny illusions

Through Jun 30

A series of experimental animation pieces, exploring the forbidden fruit of memory and recollection that lurks in dreams and the subconscious psyche.


Q21, Daily 10:00–22:00

Apr 25: Nilbar Güres: Heartache of a Stone

Through May 27

Award-winning Turkish artist Nilbar Güres, who splits her time between Vienna and Istanbul, displays some of her recent works. Expect a wide-ranging exploration of female identity, with drawing, collage and photography.


Galerie Martin Janda
, Tues–Fri 11:00–18:00 and Sat 11:00–16:00


Exhibitions ending this week:


Through Apr 22: Signe Pierce – Solo Exhibition


©signepierce- look into the lurid world of this very modern artist, whose works – dealing with issues of identity perception, modern love and feminized marketing techniques – use reality itself as a medium.



Galerie Halgand, Wed – Fr 12.00 – 18.00, Sat 11.00 – 15.00



Through Apr 23: Franz West: Artistclub


Photo: Marina FaustOne of Austria’s most prominent postwar artists. This special exhibition focuses on acclaimed collaborations with other notable creators. His iconic Adaptives are also shown. Read our preview in the Dec/Jan issue



21er Haus, Wed 11:00 – 21:00, Thurs – Sun, Holidays 11:00 – 18:00


View METROPOLE’s list of current exhibitions here





Apr 21: Superfly Birthday Night


© Philipp Lipiarski
© Philipp Lipiarski

Celebrate one of the stalwarts of the Viennese airwaves: A smorgasbord of soulful music rings in Radio Superfly‘s ninth birthday in the funkiest way possible. €13–22.


Ottakringer Brauerei, 20:30.


Apr 21: Forward Festival

Also Apr 22

Forward Festival stands for creativity, design and communication. It brings together the best international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their success stories in an exciting atmosphere.

The conference, the centerpiece of the festival is in English and accompanied by various side events, such as workshops, live art sessions, networking events and after parties. The festival takes place from 21 – 22 April 2017 at MAK – Museum for Applied Arts in Vienna. Reserve your ticket today!



Apr 22: Vienna March for Science

Show solidarity with science! Stand shoulder to shoulder with others who believe that facts and knowledge are the bedrock of a free and fair society.


Start Sigmund–Freud Park, 13:00

Apr 23: Geburtsallianz Baby Flea Market

Find toys, baby clothes, children’s books and much more at this monthly event!  Interested in selling your own second hand goods? Book here.



MGC, 11:00–15:00.



Apr 24: Talk: Air Conditioning – A Cultural History of Climate Control

Eva Horn, Professor of New German Literature at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Vienna, waxes lyrical on the history of air-conditioning and whether creating a man-made temperate climate has cut us off from our planet. Registration required.


IWM Library, 18:00–19:30



 Apr 24: Talk: U.K. and the Middle East Post–Brexit

With so many talks to take your pick from this week, if you’re feeling geopolitically inclined – Chatham House’s specialist for the Middle East and North Africa Lina Khatib ponders how the U.K.’s role in the Levant will change after Brexit.


Kreisky Forum, .



Apr 25: Take Festival

Through Apr 29

Blurring the boundaries of creativity, this independent-minded festival celebrates fashion design, art, photography and film with shows, exhibits, parties and talks, as well as this year’s Austrian Fashion Awards on April 25 at 18:30.



Alte Post, various times.





Route 28 is happening on May 6th! This isn’t just a highway out of the American East Coast. It’s an idea uniting Europe in the middle of Vienna.  Choose one of seven different routes that allow you to explore different countries in Europe, all in one afternoon. Register here for your chance to take part in this macro micro-adventure.


MuseumsQuartier, 13:00–21:00.