Weekly Essentials: 16 Things to Do in Vienna

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Essentials October 7 - 13

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.

Monday - October 7

Concert
Generation Noir
Last minute Monday show with Russian new wave representative Phloho as well as Mala Herba, a solo project of a sound artist and queer music activist Zosia Hołubowska, at Venster 99.

Tuesday - October 8

Opening
In October 2019 Listened to Animals
For the installation in KUNST HAUS WIEN, the recently deceased Martin Roth has filled the entire floor with rubble and sculptural pieces; wild plants settle in the spaces between.

Screening
Crystals of the Mind
In his documentary Tufic Makhlouf Akl shows the biography and the development of thinking of the artist Wolfgang Paalen, born in Vienna in 1905. Film screening at Belvedere 21.

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Freundliche Mitte »Oratorio Europa« at brut Wien. Photo by Franzi Kreis

Performance
Oratorio Europa
In its performance at studio brut, the performance collective Freundliche Mitte tells of a rather right-wing world that gets in the way of everything humane – and then falls apart.

Wednesday - October 9

Opening
The Color of Memory
Kunstforum Wien presents the works of the post-impressionist Pierre Bonnard and concentrates on the artist’s mature work, which takes shape after his first visit to the Côte d’Azur.

Thursday - October 10

Opening
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For the duration of three days in October, Viennese project spaces present a varied program of openings, screenings, talks, guided tours and performances. The opening will be followed by an after-party at celeste with Katia Curie, Nizar Sarakbi, and Therese Terror.

Opening
A Passion for Drawing
Contemporary drawing is the great passion of the collector couple Florence and Daniel Guerlain. The Albertina Museum presents highlights from their extensive collection.

Opening
Kiki Buh Bye
A farewell forever? SORT’s preliminary last show in Vienna presents works by Tanja Nis-Hansen and Soshiro Masubara and takes place in the premises of Stiege 13.

Concert
Magic Island
Magic Island’s soundscape is permeated by haunting and unforgettable flavors. On Thursday, the Canadian artist as well as Slovenian music group Futurski will perform at Rhiz.

Friday - October 11

Festival
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For the duration of three days in October, Viennese project spaces present a varied program of openings, screenings, talks, guided tours and performances.

Shop
Shop Up
In the former timeless vaults of Tessuti in the house Stoß im Himmel you can find objects by Juls, Sofie Fatouretchi, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, and many more.

Party
F*cken Plus
How golden does the past seem? Notwithstanding this, Galahad, Gerald VDH, Scirox, Phirbit, and Raver Resi will play at Werk.

Party
MMO
Massive Multiplayer Offline with Katia Curie, Thomé, Kim Leclerc, DJ Warzone, OG Schaum, Kraubath, Dalia Ahmed, and other power users on other servers at Bauernmarkt 22.

Saturday - October 12

Festival
Independent Space Index
For the duration of three days in October, Viennese project spaces present a varied program of openings, screenings, talks, guided tours and performances.

Concert
Dino Spiluttini & Mo Nahold
One evening, two release shows: Both Dino Spiluttini and Mo Nahold present their new musical accomplishments at Werk.

Party
RES.Radio Hard Opening
The brand new online-radio wants to bring together people and ideas from the various corners of Vienna’s subculture. On 12 October, RES.Radio celebrates its kick-off with a party at a special location on the border to the 6th district.

Party
Tanz Dernière
In cooperation with BLISS, Florentina Holzinger celebrates her dernière with Battle-ax, DJ Angel, DJ Hauswein, GUSCH, so-slow phist, and Therese Terror at Aux Gazelles.

Party
Werk Statt Raum
Toulouse Low Trax from Salon des Amateurs, Kobermann, Marc Graebnor, Kruz-J.Cruz, and Bort will play at Werk. One of them live.

Sunday - October 13

Concert
Alex Cameron
Alex Cameron’s plush shimmering 80s pop is pervaded by danceable and dangerous portraits of outsiders. Supported by Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders he will perform at FLEX.

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