Weekly Essentials: 16 Things to Do in Vienna

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Rakete: Mohamed Toukabri »The Upside Down Man« at Tanzquartier Wien. Photo by Emilie Jacomet

Essentials May 6 - 12

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

Thursday

Opening
Who am I if not with somebody?
Anna Barbieri and Martin Rovan have invited 16 artists to show works on the topics of collaboration, identity and the merging of work areas at University Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Theater
Happy Days
On the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death, Sabine Mitterecker stages »Happy Days« with Alexandra Sommerfeld and Günter Rainer at Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman.

Performance
Colonial Cocktail Volume 2: Spirits
Stefanie Sourial distils the essence out of the last four-hundred years of European colonial history and packs it into a fluent sixty-minute performance at studio brut.

Concert
ZZZ
For their third night at Rhiz, Sleepers have invited Joanne Robertson, who has become known for the lyrical drifting beauty of her music, Bristol-based composer John Bence, and Fingers of God.

Party
Club with Brands
Vienna’s only good theme club is back! This time, it’s all about brands - put on your Red Bottoms, get into your Bugattis and come to celeste.

Friday

Lecture
Care Matters. Lecture Performance and Panel Discussion
Kunstraum Niederoesterreich presents a lecture performance by Les Maintenants and Marlies Poeschl, as well as a panel discussion on care, curating and communities.

Performance
Colonial Cocktail Volume 2: Spirits
Stefanie Sourial distils the essence out of the last four-hundred years of European colonial history and packs it into a fluent sixty-minute performance at studio brut.

Performance
Rakete
This festival will be Tanzquartier’s latest quest for new positions from the Austrian and international dance and performance scene centring around questions of future, identity and gender politics.

Party
F*cken Plus
The three es – escapism, euphoria and escapade – await you at the 6th anniversary of Meat Market’s explicit event series at Das Werk.

Saturday

Performance
Rakete
This festival will be Tanzquartier’s latest quest for new positions from the Austrian and international dance and performance scene centring around questions of future, identity and gender politics.

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Ruhrtriennale Koproduktion Wiener Festwochen, Grand Theatre Groningen, Berliner Festspiele / Immersion »Diamante«. Photo by Annette Hauschild, Ruhrtriennale 2018

Festwochen
Die Festwochen in der Donaustadt
Surprising artistic interventions invigorate a specific area of the 22nd district and facilitate human encounters: During the opening weekend, the Wiener Festwochen will explore what a city festival could mean. The central piece of the opening weekend, Diamante, depicts an urban settlement in a deserted area.

Festwochen
Festwochen Opening Party
Wiener Festwochen will transform the Erste Bank Arena into an extraordinary club venue for Kode9, BBZ, and the collective Bad&Boujee, which curated the event. Admission free!

Sunday

Closing
Heinz Frank
On the occasion of the finissage of Heinz Frank’s exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz you have the opportunity to gain an insight into his artistic practice for the last time.

Festwochen
Die Festwochen in der Donaustadt
Surprising artistic interventions invigorate a specific area of the 22nd district and facilitate human encounters: During the opening weekend, the Wiener Festwochen will explore what a city festival could mean. The central piece of the opening weekend, Diamante, depicts an urban settlement in a deserted area.

Festwochen
3 Episodes of Life
Markus Öhrn’s latest work draws on the #MeToo movement and investigates instances of abuse in the work environment. This journey into the darkest depths of the human psyche is surreal, highly topical and analytically accurate!

Concert
Werk Statt Sonntag
On three Sundays in May and June, Das Werk puts a spotlight on Vienna-based musicians: Jung An Tagen and DVRST will break the first ground.

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