Vienna This Week: Jan 10-17, 2017
Metropole caters to the interests and needs of English-speaking expat communities. Here are our curated recommendations for upcoming events this week (January 10-17, 2017).
EVENT OF THE WEEK
Jan 13: La La Land (movie opening)
Two among the thousands of Hollywood hopefuls in L.A., aspiring jazz-musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) meets wannabe actress Mia (Emma Stone) – but as their careers take off, can their love survive?
Artis, Burg, Haydn.
Expat comic Patrick Lamb joins veterans of the U.K. comedy circuit; this month he’s bringing Danny Ward and Michael Fabbri. This monthly event has outgrown its former digs at Aera and now moves to a new, larger venue.
Zur Kulisse, 20:00
Based on a short story by Nick Hornby, this monologue examines modern art through the eyes of a former bouncer protecting the eponymous work. In English.
Jan 16: Sleuth (opening)
Through Feb 25
Bluff and double-bluff combine to blind and confuse in this award-winning thriller by Anthony Shaffer.
Vienna’s English Theatre, daily at 19:30, except Sundays
The eight-member TUKUO presents “The British are coming!” – a musical cabaret mixing classical, rock, pop, and jazz with dry British humour.
Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal, 19:30
Hungarian-born Schiff emigrated to Austria in 1979, only to renounce his citizenship in 2001 in protest against the rise of far-right politics. Tonight, he performs works by Bach, Bartók, Janáček and Schumann.
Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal, 19:30
A paean to two recently-departed demigods of rock ’n’ roll hosted by Vienna Indie Label EMG, with covers performed by the local scene. Tickets €11 in advance, €14 on the door.
Szene Wien, 20:00
A collaboration between director Michael Dudok de Wit and the Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli, this award-winning animated film is scheduled for general release in 2017, but Vienna’s film enthusiasts can view a one-off screening this Saturday. (No dialogue).
Other movies opening this week:
Jan 12: The Great Wall, 3-D action movie about the legendary Chinese wall, starring Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe. Artis, Haydn.
Jan. 12: Why Him? Rom-com starring Bryan Cranston and James Franco, Artis
Jan 13: La La Land (see above), Artis, Burg, Haydn.
Exhibitions closing this week:
Exploring a lesser-known chapter of the storied Secession, Vienna’s fin de siècle aesthetic reformers, the Albertina is presenting roughly 100 color woodcuts, including works by Koloman Moser, Carl Moll, and Emil Orlik. With their stylized motifs, prominent outlines and rich colors, they are high points in both craftsmanship and the Art Nouveau style. (Read more in our November issue)
Albertina, Daily 10:00–18:00, Wednesdays to 21:00
Speed dating with the idea of finding your perfect partner…. to start up a business with. Special IoT/smart products edition.
io2 HUB, 18:30–21:30
Escape the winter blues and plan that getaway at this huge travel trade fair. Tickets also valid for the adjacent Vienna motor show.
Messe Wien, Thu–Sun, 10:00–18:00
Without java juice, Metropole wouldn’t have a chance. For the third year in a row, this festival will feature artisinal coffee, sustainable gourmet food, barista demos, workshops, latte art, live music, and more!
Ottakringer Brauerei, Fri, 15:00; Sat & Sun, 10:00–20:00; Mon, 10:00–15:00.
Meet like-minded people to discuss a contemporary text. Starts at the library, and often ends up at a cozy pub. January’s pick – Paul Beatty’s The Sellout. Register: email@example.com
Altes AKH, Department of English Studies, Unterrichtsraum Anglistik, 18:00
Photo ©WienTourismus/ Peter Rigaud
Jan. 12: Zuckerbäckerball (Confectioner’s Ball), Hofburg
Jan. 13: Blumenball (Flower Ball), Rathaus
Jan 13: Steirerball (Styria Ball), Hofburg
Jan 14: WU Ball (Ball der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), Hofburg