Graz Opera

The Graz Opera House is wonderful grand old building and a fun night out. The program includes a wide range of classical and modern performances from opera, ballet, family shows to musicals. Kostprobe The Kostprobe (taster evenings) are a great opportunity to preview a performance. For only €5 you can see a rehearsal of the […]

Social Events for Sept!

Some fun social events for this month where you can meet other international English speaking friendly people! Thursdays, 8 pm – English speaking Stammtish at the Die Herzl, Prokopigasse 12 Held by the English Speakers in Graz – Anglo-Austrian Circle club, this is a regular meet up every Thursday, newcomers welcome! No registration needed, just […]

Frauenservice ‘Whats On’ this autumn

The Frauenservice at Lendplatz 38 offers amazing support for women, both local and foreign. Here are some activities for this fall that may be of interest for those learning German or looking for a job. All are free and no registration required. For information about their free counselling service in many languages see my post […]

Free Entrepreneurship Training Course (in English!)

It can be hard as a foreigner to enter the job market in Austria, so you may be thinking about starting your own businesses. If so and your idea has a social mission then you may well be interested in the Social Business Modelling course for future entrepreneurs at FH Joanneum Graz. This is a […]

Carnival parade (Faschingszug) in Graz

It’s Carnival time in Austria! This is a time of partying and eating before Lent starts with 40 days of fasting for Easter. You may have already been to one of the balls in Graz or Vienna or eaten the traditional krapfen doughnuts. On Faschingsdienstag / Shrove Tuesday (this year Feb 25, 2020) there is […]

International Youth Theater Festival Feb 7 – 12.

Spleen*Graz is a really fun theater festival for kids. 12 theater companies from 7 countries performing 26 shows in 8 theaters around Graz! Each show has a recommended age, plus whether it’s in German language or non-speaking. There’s something for everyone – from 2 to 15 yrs. I picked up my program from the library […]

English Improv Theater in Graz

‘Game of Death’ is a really fun monthly improvisation show at the small Theater am Banhof. The talented Canadian Jacob Banigan asks the audience questions and based on their answers he performs a series of hillarious short scenes with of course at some point a sudden death. Plus it’s all in English! Taking inspiration from […]

Christmas in Graz

Christmas in the center of Graz is a lovely time of year, the streets are decorated with lights, the festive shop windows and the smell of roasted chestnuts all make for a lovely atmosphere. And of course the famous Christmas markets! Christmas Markets The Christmas markets (also knows as Christkindlmärkte, Weihnachtsmärkte or Adventmärkte ) are officially […]

Lesliehof Open Air Cinema

The ‘Leslie Open’ kino / cinema has officially opened for the summer! From now until August 31 you can watch movies (usually shown in their original language) most evenings in historic Lesliehof in the Joanneumsviertel. This summer’s program includes Roma, Born This Way, Monsieur Claude 2, My Big Crazy Italian Wedding, Mama Mia! Here we […]