Metropole caters to the interests and needs of English-speaking expat communities. Here are our curated recommendations for what you won’t want to miss in Vienna this week (July 12 – July 18, 2017).
EVENT OF THE WEEK
July 13: Impulstanz Opening Party
On Thursday the Burgtheater opens its doors to celebrate the start of Vienna’s legendary Impulstanz festival. Admission is free with music from rising Austrian star Mavi Phoenix and the Sweet Heat DJ Team
Porgy & Bess will host a night in tribute to the musician extraordinaire with a group of 11 musicians playing through a selection of his wildly eclectic repertoire.
Porgy & Bess, 21:00
July 14: Ephemeropterae
Continuing the rich tradition of the spoken word, this performance series brings artists, poets, musicians and philosophers together.
TBA21, Fridays through Sep 15, 19:00
July 8: Bohemian Rhapsody at Schloss Grafenegg
Grafenegg looks east to the wonders of Bohemia in this evening’s event. Conducted by Tomáš Nepotil with Alina Pogostkina as lead violinist, the Tonkunstler Orchestra will perform Brahms’ Hungarian Folk Dance pieces and Dvorak’s ode to his homeland, the lively Slavonic Dance.
Schloss Grafenegg, 19:00
Gartenbaukino will commemorate the 50 year anniversary of unrivalled jazz pioneer John Coltrane’s death with the screening of 2016 documentary Chasing Trane, followed by live performances in the foyer from Cafe Drechsler and DJ Samir Koch. John Scheinfeld, the man behind The U.S vs John Lennon and Who is Harry Nilsson And Why Is Everybody Talking About Him?, has dug deep to unearth rare footage and tales from Sonny Rollins to Bill Clinton.
July 16: Women’s Euro 2017 Screening
WUK will be broadcasting all the games from the European international competition live on six HD screens. Relax on the artificial turf as 16 nations (including Austria) compete to become European champions. There is also a film program centred around women and football. Entry is free
WUK, through Aug 6,
July 14: Paris Can Wait
Eleanor Coppola’s feature directorial and scriptwriting debut at the age of 81 opens at Haydn theatre. Starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin
Haydn, Through July 19
The film shows the Stone on the North American leg of their tour in support of the classic record “Exile on Main Street’. Here you can watch them in all their pre-withered glory on the giant screen whilst basking beneath the opulence of the Rathaus.
July 15: Gustav Klimt Birthday Party
The Klimt Villa is throwing an all day party to celebrate the 155th birthday of Gustav Klimt. There will be food and drinks as well as guided tours, a fashion show from Philipp Brunner and a pop-up marketplace.
Klimt Villa, 10:00-19:00
July 15: HEAR HEAR! LOOK LOOK!
Come to your senses! Take a closer look at how looking and hearing actually works in this hands on exhibition for kids aged 6-12. There are optical illusions and brain games as well as a silent disco.
ZOOM Kindermuseum, through Sep 3
July 8: STIGMATA – Jan Fabre
A multimedia retrospective covering the last 40 years of the renowned Belgian choreographer’s life and work.
Leopold Museum, through Aug 27
July 15: Coffee Race
Get on your bikes! Teams of two race through Vienna with checkpoints in some of the city’s best third wave coffee shops. Prizes for quickest survivors include bike service at United in Cycling and yet more coffee.
Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
United in Cycling, 10:30-18:30
MAK will present a good look over the robots of today, what they can do and their effects on the way we live. Kids are invited to create and craft their own robots out of paper and cardboard.
MAK, through July 14 10:30–12:30
July 15: Zollergassen Sommerfest
With its abundance of good cafes and restaurants, it’s only right Zollergasse plays host to a day of celebration.
July 14: The Greatest Gatsby Party
Maxima magazine teams up with creative community Comepass to throw a roaring 20s themed party worthy of Jay Gatsby himself. Throw on a suit or get dolled up for an evening of jazz, dancing and extravagance. Tickets from oeticket.com
Emile Brasserie & Bar,
July 18: Austrian Startups Stammtisch #48
Austrian Startups hosts its free monthly meet up for entrepreneurs to engage with one another and hangout in an informal environment
Sektor 5, 18:30