What to Do in Vienna This Week

Jakob Lena Knebl and Markus Pires Mata »Wir sind Henkel« at TQW. Photo by Liz Eve

Essentials February 10–16

The »Weekly Essentials« present our top picks of the most exciting events and exhibition openings you shouldn’t miss this week.

Monday, February 10

The Beginning
100 photographs of the late Swedish photojournalist.
WestLicht, Westbahnstraße 40

Performance Dance
Raw Matters
with Anna Prokopová, Jeanne Lakits, Flóra Boros, Kristin Jackson Lerch, Bar Shem Tov, Yuli Spiegelman
Le Studio, Liechtensteinstraße 37

Tuesday, February 11

Performance workshop
Messy polyphonies
by Veza Fernández
Im_flieger, Bräuhausgasse 40

Wednesday, February 12

Toxic Temple
with Christine Schörkhuber, Margret Unknown, Paul Gründorfer
by Anna Lerchbaumer and Kilian Jörg
Angewandte Innovation Lab, Franz-Josefs-Kai 3

Film screening
Die Melancholie der Millionäre
by Caspar Pfaundler
Metro Kinokulturhaus, Johannesgasse 4

Thursday, February 13

Show Off
The first comprehensive major exhibition on Austrian fashion design.
MAK, Stubenring 5

Into The Night
The story of the avant-garde from the 1880s to the 1960s.
Lower Belvedere, Rennweg 6

Traces of realities remembering the future
by Michael Wallinger
Format .strk, Zirkusgasse 38

The White West III – Automating Apartheid
Theorizing the afterlife of fascism and the relation of settler colonialism to National Socialism.
by Kunsthalle Wien and Burgtheater
Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Schwarzenbergplatz 1

Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger?
Politics of contemporary techno and club culture in Vienna.
Colab, Schweglerstraße 46

Party Special recommendation
Struma + Iodine
with Meuko! Meuko!, Ånsgar, In My Talons, Grrrr
Fluc, Praterstern 5

Friday, February 14

Musical theatre revue
Aids Follies
by Johannes Müller, Philine Rinnert, Genoël von Lilienstern
studio brut, Zieglergasse 25

Valentine’s Bar Night
Stefan Wirnsperger serves drinks along with »Der Bote ist der Tote«.
Mauve, Löwengasse 18

with Hollywood Hanna, Jean Baptista Mukka
Club-U, Künstlerhauspassage

Anti Valentines Ball
with Kristin Jackson, Max du Ainé, Rosa Wiesauer, Soso Phist
Grillx, Petersplatz 1

Dead Sea Diaries
with VTSS, Matt Mor, Scendet, Echion, Peel, Andrea Ida, Adorno, Sedvs
Das Werk, Spittelauer Lände 12

Saturday, February 15

Wir sind Henkel
by Jakob Lena Knebl and Markus Pires Mata
TQW Studios, Museumsplatz 1

Book premiere
Auf sie mit Gebrüll!
How to stand up to hecklers and populists.
by Hasnain Kazim
studio brut, Zieglergasse 25

with Anemone See, Zenasa
celeste, Hamburgerstraße 18

Non Funxion
with s.ra, Maelanin, Dim Trich, Disabnormal, DJ Topspin, PoTo
Das Werk, Spittelauer Lände 12

Sunday, February 16

Exhibition closing
A little yellower than snow, a little brighter than old curtains
by Natalia Gurova
Hoast, Große Sperlgasse 25


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