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).




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.






Jan 10: Vienna English Comedy Night


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



Jan 10 & 11: Nipplejesus


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.

Schauspielhaus, 20:00



Jan 16: Sleuth (opening)

Through Feb 25
sleuth_titelbildBluff 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

View METROPOLE’s list of current theater performances here





Jan 11: The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra


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



Jan 12: Sir András Schiff (solo piano)


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



Jan 14: Prince & Bowie Tribute Night


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






Jan 12: The Red Turtle


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).

Filmcasino, 14:00


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:


Through Jan 15: The Color Woodcut in Vienna around 1900


woodcutExploring 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



View METROPOLE’s list of current exhibitions here





Jan 12: Founders Looking for Co-founders


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




Jan 12-15: Holidays, Travel and Leisure (trade fair)


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




Jan 13–16: Vienna Coffee Festival


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.



Jan 16: Vienna Lit Book Group


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:

Altes AKH, Department of English Studies, Unterrichtsraum Anglistik, 18:00







vienna balls

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


Read Metropole’s guide to Vienna’s Balls