Your Essential August Special

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Your Essential August Special

Where to go and what to do – in its advisor to subcultural life in Vienna, PW-Magazine selected the essential events not to miss in August!

With most of you about to take off for a few week’s summer break, we’re putting our weekly round-up of what to see and to do in Vienna on hold until the end of August. To not let you down, we publish this August special of 19 events we’d like to recommend to you.

Thursday – July 13 until Sunday – August 13
#PERFORMANCE IMPULSTANZ FESTIVAL
Thousands of dancers, choreographers and artists from all over the world come together in Vienna, work together for five weeks and celebrate contemporary dance.


August 1 – 6

#MUSIC FELA! – A night dedicated to Fela Kuti on Wednesday – August 2
In Africa there is a tradition of celebrating Life over Death. Several contributers will bring Fela Kuti back to life 20 years after his death: 3gga live, DJs Koe, Mark Oni, Peter Nachtnebel and many more at fluc + fluc wanne.

#MUSIC Kikagaku Moyo on Thursday – August 3
Beautiful psych folk soundscapes by the Tokyo-based ensemble at DasBach.

#MUSIC Helado Negro on Thursday – August 3
“Political gestures and revolutionary aspects in calming drum lines, soft clouds of synths… At times, it almost feels like he’s casting a spell on you” says Pitchfork Music about Helado Negro, who will perform at Rhiz Vienna.

#MUSIC Deep Baked on Friday – August 4
Interstellar Funk, Aleksej Levski and Deep Baked residents at Grelle Forelle.

#MUSIC Hours on Saturday – August 5
DJs Alessandro Adriani, Heap, Ulrich Rois, Power, Dj 3st & Amadeo, Bernhard and Radio Kraubath spin records at DasWerk – 12 hours long.

#MUSIC Tempel Exotica on Saturday – August 5
DJ Moe invites dedicated digital crate-digger and radio host Rainbow Trout from Tasmania to fluc + fluc wanne.


August 7 – 13

#ART Marie Samrotzki and Selma Klima on Tuesday – August 8
Die Schaukel presents the double exhibition at brick-5*.

#ART Cin Cin, Gelatin on Wednesday – August 9
Only in good weather: Dive into Gelatin’s installation Weltwunder at 21er Haus.

#PERFORMANCE Seismic Session on Thursday – August 10 and Sunday – August 13
After having let her two successful pieces Universal Dancer and Ravemachine vibrate into each other in her Seismic Night in Odeon, choreographer Doris Uhlich develops a visual, acoustic and fleshy setting for the scaffolding constructed for renovation works at Vienna Secession.

#MUSIC Parken on Thursday – August 10
Adventurous music in public space at Sigmund Freud Park.

#MUSIC FunTaxxx on Thursday – August 10
DJs Antonia, Amir Reza, Koiboi, Lil Promise, Sami Nagasaki and Sofie at Roxy Club.

#MUSIC Checkfest on Saturday – August 12
The Austrian music export HVOB’s new summer festival premieres at Arena Wien with Recondite, Stimming, Weval and Winston Marshall – all acts will be playing live!

#MUSIC Fish Market on Saturday – August 12
If you feel like you’re missing dark techno parties in the middle of August, Meat Market will help you out: DJs Joton, Matt Mor and Gerald VDH will make you sweat at Grelle Forelle.


August 14 – 20

#MUSIC Fake Banane on Monday – August 14
DJs Gnork, Moony Me, Conny, Paul Raal, Stefan S, Anemona and Precious K at Grelle Forelle.

#MUSIC Hertz&Phon on Monday – August 14
DJs Dieter Flegel, Heap, Bocksrucker and Eb Hardy at Rhiz Vienna.

#MUSIC Parken on Thursday – August 17
Adventurous music in public space at Sigmund Freud Park.

#MUSIC Death Grips on Thursday – August 17
This is not a drill – Death Grips, the experimental hip-hop band that shattered our understanding of music and “the first truly important band of the 21st century”, is coming to Grelle Forelle.

#MUSIC Cut Surface on Saturday – August 19
Cut Surface celebrates its first label compilation with two concerts by The Boiler and Band Denk as well as with the DJ Maxi Turbofrost at Rhiz Vienna.


August 21 – 27

#MUSIC Perfume Genius on Monday – August 21
The amazing musician and performer Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius will play at Arena Wien. Don’t miss it!

#MUSIC Parken on Thursday – August 24
Adventurous music in public space at Sigmund Freud Park.

#ART Ephemeropteræ: Warwick Fox David Horvitz on Friday – August 25
TBA21 presents the eighth edition of its annual spoken-word performance series.

#MUSIC Sama Recordings on Friday – August 25
Samatape007 release presentation with Shrimp Traxx, Giuseppe Leonardi and Ambient Animal at Elektro Gönner.

#MUSIC Wet on Friday – August 25
A party for girls who are looking for girls with Mira Rachel, Oskar May, Essika and Misonica at Opera Club.

#MUSIC Mode Talking x Verkehrte Welt on Saturday – August 26
Verkehrte Welt returns to Volksgarten at peng!’s invitation.


August 28 – 31

#FILM Dario Argento’s Opera on Monday – August 28
Arena Sommerkino [summer open-air cinema] presents the infamous horror movie by maestro Dario Argento.

#MUSIC Parken on Thursday – August 31
Adventurous music in public space at Sigmund Freud Park.

#MUSIC Die Selektion & Gischt on Thursday – August 31
Fast beats, cutting bass lines, bleak and subcooled synth layers – Transformer presents the dark electronic music band Die Selektion and Ventil Records‘ Gischt at Rhiz Vienna.

Selected Ongoing Exhibitions

until August 27 Maria Lassnig at Albertina
until September 3 Alex Da Corte at Secession
until September 9 Otto Zitko at Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman
until September 10 Work it, feel it! at Kunsthalle Wien
until October 15 How to live together at Kunsthalle Wien
until October 22 Oh… Jakob Lena Knebl at MUMOK
until October 29 Fisherspooner at MUMOK
until November 19 Tidalectics at TBA21