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Star Wars Invades Vienna

Vienna will have an opportunity to enjoy to get to know Star Wars more as it hosts a unique exhibition. Entitled “Star Wars Identities, the exhibit gives the people of Vienna a chance to experience the hit movies of George Lucas. 

On display at the exhibition at the MAK are collections from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago. It opened last December 17 just in time for the global launch of the Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.” 

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International Storytelling Festival

Vienna is one international city that promotes storytelling and poetry reading. Being a cultural city, it values activities that help people gain valuable insights. 

This month of May, the International Storytelling Festival will take place for 11 days from May 20 to 31. The three main venues are Vienna, Styria and Lower Austria. 

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Vienna Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Vienna is just one city in Austria that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day each year. This 2015, avid fans of this celebration donned their green and orange costumes and aimed for the Guinness Book of World Records. 

This weekend, the Burgtheater and Riesenrad are going green for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Meanwhile, the castle in Kaprun and a ski slope in Tyrol’s Soll village will also have green lights to commemorate the occasion. 

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Hofburg Vienna Ball for Business

At the start of each year, Vienna hosts several balls as part of its famous ball season. This is a formal event wherein attendees take part in dance performances that highlight the waltz and other musical entertainment. Dinner is included and sometimes, famous people are invited as guests.  

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tanz ist Dance Festival

Music is a huge part of Vienna hence it should be no surprise that the city also has active dance groups and events that showcase the dance skills of the Viennese. Unknown to some of you, Vienna is also the world’s dance capital. 

Each year, the Vienna capital holds a dance festival. Known as “tanz ist;” this event is held twice a year. A contemporary dance programme is showcased every June but free dance performances are offered every November. 

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Vienna Treasure Hunt

This week, those interested to have fun and go on a little adventure can join the Vienna treasure hunt organized by street artist Tabby. This man is considered as Vienna’s version of  well known British graffiti artist Bansky. 

This treasure hunt will go on for a week and will include daily challenges. Those who succeed will be rewarded with one of Tabby’s art works. The map and starting point of the hunt will be posted on the website. 

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Wiener Wiesn Fest: Vienna’s Oktoberfest

It may not be October yet but Vienna has already started its famous beer-drinking festival known as Wiener Wiesn-Fest or its own version of Germany’s Oktoberfest. Just this weekend alone, the city’s first weekend event gathered more than a million people who were out to party regardless of the dreary autumn weather. 

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Rote Bar: Unique Retro-Themed Entertainment Spot

Vienna City visitors looking for a very unique experience in the entertainment scene should not miss going to the Rote Bar of Volkstheater. This place is the home of burlesque carnival called Cirque Rouge which highlights the vaudeville and cabaret culture. 

Taking place every few months, the Cirque Rouge requires a dress code. Specifically, you need to be dressed in the ’20s to ’50s attire when attending this event. 

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Room Escape Wien

Around Vienna, there are many places that offer various forms of entertainment. But for the young ones who would like a unique kind of adventure, there’s this place that offers an extraordinary kind of game.

Visitors to Vienna who would like to experience a different kind of entertainment, particularly gaming, should definitely try Room Escape. This exciting game is recommended for groups. 

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Concert Cafes Only in Vienna

Apart from classical music and its world renowned musicians, Vienna is also well known for its cafe culture. Coffeehouses are everywhere in the Austrian capital and there’s even one unique type called the concert cafe. 

Concert cafes are coffeehouses that play live music mostly via the piano. They feature classical Viennese music sometimes with a hint of jazz. Other times, soloists also perform in these establishments. 

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