Weekly Essentials: 42 Things to Do in Vienna in July

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»Searching Eva«. Courtesy of Corsofilm

Essentials July 1 - 31

Where to go and what to do in Vienna: We’ve selected the most exciting events and exhibition openings that should not be missed in July.

Tuesday - July 2

Opening
Human By Machine
The MAK presents design projects by students and alumni of Die Angewandte, which were created in exchange with the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.

Thursday - July 4

Opening
Stinking Dawn
Liam Gillick and Gelitin are turning the Kunsthalle Wien into a massive walk-in movie set. The film will be partly shot as a public performance starting with the opening.

Concert
Parken
Adventurous music in public space: Kisling, Thomas Ankersmit, and Jung an Tagen will perform live at Sigmund-Freud-Park.

Friday - July 5

Party
Belvedere 21 Summer Party
Belvedere 21 invites you to its annual summer festival with guided tours through the current exhibitions, refreshments and music in the sculpture garden.

Theatre
City of Temperaments
Inspired by Nestroy’s farce »The House Of Temperaments«, this stage play tells the story of four smart buildings and how their different characters create synergies and dependencies.

Opening
L’Artista Paninaro
Pina shows works by Alex De Brabant, Bruno Mokross, Davide Zucco, Edin Zenun, Ellinor Aurora Aasgard, Elizabeth Ravn, Filippo Vogliazzo, Jakob Brugge, Lindsay Lawson, Mikael Brkic, Natalia Rolon, and Simon Mullan.

Saturday - July 6

Theatre
City of Temperaments
Inspired by Nestroy’s farce »The House Of Temperaments«, this stage play tells the story of four smart buildings and how their different characters create synergies and dependencies.

Party
Open The Door Close The Window
Kevin Space invites you to the opening of the solo exhibition by Parastu Gharabaghi, who studied conceptual painting and object sculpture.

Party
United Sisters of Queertopia
Sisters, the non-binary, all-gender, anti-racist, body positive space, once again offers a packed night including Kikelomo as well as Auco from Berlin’s No Shade* collective.

Party
Horsepower
Full speed ahead! DJ Disrespect from 777 Recordings, Patrick Lechner, Grace Schella, Moxx, Makart as well as the hosts Leclerc and DJ Warzone will play at Das Werk.

Tuesday - July 9

Guided tour
Late-Nite-Combined-Tour
Two exhibitions, one coordinated tour. After a visit of the exhibition »Hysterical Mining« at Kunsthalle Wien, art educators will accompany you to the MAK exhibition »Uncanny Values«.

Thursday - July 11

Party
Mosquito Bite
BLISS and Common Contact join forces to bring you a sweating night event featuring Deli Girls, Qualiatik, Prison Religion, Antonia XM, Frau Chef, and Angelwine at Replugged.

Friday - July 12

Opening
Patterns of Intention
New Jörg opens an exhibition with sculptures and paintings by US-American artists Sarah Trigg and Ana Wolovick.

Opening
FuelSave
Kerstin von Gabain has invited Viltė Bražiūnaitė and Tomas Sinkevičius, Olivia Coeln, Schirin Charlot, Hannah Hansel, Helmut Heiss, Axel Huber, Albert Mayr, Thea Moeller, Hanno Schnegg, Sophie Thun, Julian Tromp, and George Rei to participate in a group show.

Book presentation
Homopunk History
Philipp Meinert reads from his book about the history of lesbians, gays, bi-, trans*-, intersexuals and queers in the international punk and hardcore scene.

Party
F*cken Plus
Meat Market presents a summer night with a wheel of fortune, Gerald VDH and friends, Phirbit as well as Bambi at Werk. Turn yourself happy.

Saturday - July 13

Party
Fixstern
Johan Solo, a radical devotee of wild Spanish disco, Mike Burns, Manuel Dolp, and Boogaloo Steve will play at celeste.

Party
Raum für Werk
Marki Oni also known as Codex Empire, Marc Graebnor, Laminat Kobermann, Anna Leiser, Masha Dabelka, Bort, and Scirox will DJ at Werk.

Monday - July 15

Party
Ashida Park
For this year’s cooperation with ImPulsTanz Festival, Ashida Park has invited the 20-year-old Moscow-based producer Ccontrary to ImPulsTanz festival’s lounge at Burgtheater.

Wednesday - July 17

Opening
Passing Through Sweet Dark Places
For their MUSA exhibition, Marie Reichel and Magdalena Kreinecker create an installation, which represents ambiguity and insecurity as a collective state of mind.

Performance
Put your heart under your feet and walk!
None other than the great Leonard Cohen lends his unmistakable voice to South Africa’s principal queer performance artist Steven Cohen in this celebration of grief at Theater ODEON.

Performance
My Paradoxical Knives
Ali Moini presents his famous poetic solo »My Paradoxical Knives« in the exhibition: a flowing choreography to a poem by Persian poet Runi. At mumok.

Concert
Impulstanz soçial
FARCE, one of the most fascinating auteurs in contemporary electronic music, will perform live at ImPulsTanz festival’s lounge at Burgtheater.

Friday - July 19

Party
The Future
You can experience exciting shows by Uruguayan producer and performer Lila Tirando a Violeta, Zion Flex, and DVRST as well as a performance by ABU GABI, and ND VVarl0rd at AU.

Party
Fish Market
»Darkness is not a destiny«, postulates Meat Market, who has invited Freddy K, CRIS, Gerald VDH, Matt Mor, BORT, and Katia to play at Grelle Forelle.

Saturday - July 20

Performance
Put your heart under your feet and walk!
None other than the great Leonard Cohen lends his unmistakable voice to South Africa’s principal queer performance artist Steven Cohen in this celebration of grief at Theater ODEON.

Party
Nodrama
The party dedicated to the constructive handling of powerful emotions presents the DJs Marum, Schirin, DJ Warzone, Candy, and Ivan at Venster 99.

Party
Walden
For the 6th time in a wooded area near Vienna, the one-day festival Walden will present cosmic electronica and rare sounds from more than 21 musicians and DJs.

Sunday - July 21

Performance
My Paradoxical Knives
Ali Moini presents his famous poetic solo »My Paradoxical Knives« in the exhibition at mumok: a flowing choreography to a poem by Persian poet Runi.

Wednesday - July 24

Performance
o.T. | RAW Practice
A jam session of improvisational openness and rigorous structure, in which Ian Kaler’s magical movement compositions dance with Planningtorock’s melodic electronics and powerful beats.

Performance
Practical Encyclopedia, Chosen Portraits
Based on around 600 interviews, Paris-based Greek choreographer Lenio Kaklea created her own »Practical Encyclopedia«, from which she generates a surprising piece at mumok.

Thursday - July 25

Performance
One Season Inner Outer Space
OSIOS is a one-day event featuring videos, performances, readings and summerly interactions curated by Julius Pristauz at EXILE gallery.

Concert
Parken
Adventurous music in public space: Bérangère Maximin, Alpha Tracks, Kobermann, Conny Frischauf, Doris Pollhammer, and Robert Schwarz will perform live at Notgalerie Aspern.

Friday - July 26

Performance
o.T. | RAW Practice
A jam session of improvisational openness and rigorous structure, in which Ian Kaler’s magical movement compositions dance with Planningtorock’s melodic electronics and powerful beats.

Performance
Practical Encyclopedia, Chosen Portraits
Based on around 600 interviews, Paris-based Greek choreographer Lenio Kaklea created her own »Practical Encyclopedia«, from which she generates a surprising piece at mumok.

Concert
Eternal Laser
Eternal Laser presents live performances by synth-punk duo Holiday INN as well as netherworld queen Rave Ott, supported by Mariah Doesn’t Carey at Venster 99.

Party
TURBO
Paula Temple, who has been pursuing her own unique musical path for over 15 years, Hyperreality’s Therese Terror, BORT, Yassin Hawwa, and Alkan Torres will play at Grelle Forelle.

Saturday - July 27

Screening
Searching Eva
Frame[o]ut presents the Austrian premiere of the movie »Searching Eva«, in which a young woman gives a provocatively intimate insight into her constantly transforming identities.

Party
Happy Station
Welia, Anemona, Giorio, Luca Carlotta, Zoltan, Manuel Dolpk, and Boogaloo Steve will play music in the open at the terminus of of the 1-series tram.

Party
Funkroom
Microthol, whose productions stretch far beyond the confines of traditional electro as well as Airacid, Mary Lake from Bordello A Parigi, Disabnormal, and Rizmo will play at Werk.

Sunday - July 28

Performance
Mademoiselle x
Be warned: This performance is bound to give some audience members goosebumps, because young Estonian performer Maria Metsalu has created a protagonist from zombie film material.

Tuesday - July 30

Performance
Mademoiselle x
Be warned: This performance is bound to give some audience members goosebumps, because young Estonian performer Maria Metsalu has created a protagonist from zombie film material.

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