Weekly Essentials: 19 Things to Do in Vienna in August

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Essentials August 1 - September 1

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 August.

Friday - August 2

Party
F*cken Plus
»666 Problems But 1 Twink Ain’t 1« – Gerald VDH, Cris, Scendet, Phirbit, and Bambi will play Werk to celebrate everything unholy.

Saturday - August 3

Party
Raum für Werk
Werk’s second summer edition features music by DJ Hybris, Bort, Scirox, DJ 3st, Marc Graebnor, and Kobermann.

Party
Bliss Ahoi
Not in Vienna: In the context of Perspektiven festival at Attersee am Attersee, DJ ANGEL, DJ Hauswein, Fauna, and Therese Terror take you on a musical journey trip on their party boat.

Sunday - August 4

Screening
Collapse
Referring to the two exhibitions in mumok – »Pattern and Decoration« and »Vertigo« – this programme presents music videos that focus on ideas of patterns and decorations as well as illusions.

Wednesday - August 7

Opening
Future Memes of the Happy Disenfranchised
A show on obsession, the self loathing that comes with recognizing that reality, and the self medication to help to deal with what we’ll be unable to fix, at fluc.

Performance
Go Figure Out Yourself
Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus organises a »collective happening« that breaks down the boundaries between the audience and the performers at mumok.

Thursday - August 8

Screening
Ne travaille pas
French director César Vayssié has realized an exciting cinematic choreography, which composes our present as a flood of scenes, pictures, graffiti, advertising, news snippets.

Performance
Pain Treshold
Marissa Perel deals with questions of openness, consent, caring and intimacy and invites you to witness your own emotional and intellectual tresholds.

Concert
Parken
Adventurous music in public space: Philip Jeck, Rojin Sharafi, Paul Ebhart, and Bort will play at Sigmund Freud Park, followed by a season closing party with Positive Life Force, Rosa Nebel, Ldy Osc, and Echion at Werk.

Friday - August 9

Guided tour
Uncanny Values
As part of the Vienna Biennale, the curators Marlies Wirth and Paul Feigelfeld guide through their exhibition »Uncanny Values: Artificial Intelligence & You« at the MAK.

Performance
Suash
Nasa4nasa’s synchronously moving bodies dance with the space to the multi-layered music of club sounds, creating an intensity that possesses an underlying quality of danger.

Concert
Impulstanz soçial
Berlin-based producer and performer Catnapp, whose records brim over with boundless creativity and originality, will give a concert at ImPulsTanz festival’s lounge at Burgtheater.

Sunday - August 11

Screening
Collapse
Referring to the two exhibitions in mumok – »Pattern and Decoration« and »Vertigo« – this programme presents music videos that focus on ideas of patterns and decorations as well as illusions.

Performance
The Selfie Concert
Ivo Dimchev brings his sublime musical happening in the age of infinite imagery now to the Leopold Museum. Foreground is background, and harmonic abundance is guaranteed!

Tuesday - August 20

Talk
Dictatorship of data
In the context of the Vienna Biennale, renowned experts will discuss the digital future and the transformation of society with the audience at MAK.

Sunday - August 25

Screening
Ausländer raus! Schlingensiefs Container
Volxkino shows the documentary about Christoph Schlingensief’s theatre action, which dealt with the frightening shift to the right of Austrian politics in 2001.

Friday - August 30

Party
Radikalkur
Accordia Schallplatten-Club invites you to the release party of Wiener Brut’s third release, the excavated EP »Radikalkur« of the 80s formation Aktionskunst Gerasdorf.

Party
Drum & Non Funxion
Drum and Non Funxion are back at Werk with sophisticated techno by as well as eclectic electronics by Makadam, Mælanin, Katia Curie, Ric49, Dim Trish, and Kobermann.

Party
Fish Market
Meat Market celebrates the premiere of the movie Nevrland and its soundtrack, which was produced by Electric Indigo, Gerald VDH and Matt Mor among others, at Grelle Forelle.

Sunday - September 1

Opening
Mirage 3
Mirage will inhabit the private park Viertel Zwei for one afternoon. In this group show, each artist is invited to explore the area that was once the historical site of the 1873 World’s Fair.

Radio
This is the End
For the last time, RES Radio will be playing at the Wien Museum and will feature Hyko Dubz, Kidcopy Copykid, Śārka, Utoria, Beatnik, and Patrick Lechner.

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