What to Do in Vienna This Week

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Kerstin von Gabain »Shelter for beasts (Urhaus)«. 2020/21

Essentials August 16–22

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

Tuesday, August 17

OPENING ART PERFORMANCE
Rebecca Merlic »TheCityAsAHouse 都市が家になるとき+ GLITCHBODIES {WIP}«
During the opening event there will also be a performance by the artist together with the sound designer Manuel Raschel. Hosted by Ars Electronica Linz and supported by viennacontemporary.
Bildraum 07
Burggasse 7-9, 1070

MUSIC MOVING PRACTICE
Blob Together »Bood«
Each Episode semi-monthly platform proposes possible ways to expand the range of our perceptions using club dance as a tool for discovery. This time Rosa Anschütz and Magdalena Forster invite to an exploration of possible collective and individual sensations created by the trance-like states of consciousness in the club space. Please don’t forget to register in advance.
PRST.club
Praterstraße 18, 1020

Wednesday, August 18

FESTIVAL MUSIC SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
UNSAFE+SOUNDS Day I
First day of the festival for challenging sounds and arts assembles live and dj sets from Robert Schwarz­, Simone Borghi­, Gischt, Caniche as Sensitive Blob, Lucy Railton and Anthony Linell.
Wotrubakirche
Ottillingerpl. 1, 1230

Thursday, August 19

OPENING SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
Sebastian Mittl »TEKTONICAKE«
A text by Albin Bergström will accompany the exhibition, which is organized by Yein Lee.
Loggia
Schelleingasse 44, 1040

OPENING PERFORMANCE
Alfred Rottensteiner and Julius Pristauz »DUMMIES & CLOWNS« 
Ve.Sch
Gumpendorferstraße 95, 1060

OPENING
Exhibition by Violetta Ehnsperg
Okay Works
Zirkusgasse 38, 1020

FESTIVAL MUSIC 
UNSAFE+SOUNDS DAY II 
Mariah Doesn’t Carey, Gross Module, Bobby Would, Conny Frischauf and Misonica will perform in and in front of the brutalist church close to Wiener Wald.
Wotrubakirche
Ottillingerpl. 1, 1230

Friday, August 20

CONCERT MUSIC
Tender Matter Label Night
To celebrate the tape release of Snake Boots (a collaboration of Tony Renaissance and Karolina Preuschl) the Viennese label hosts an evening with further concerts by Terz Nervosa, Lan Rex Duo with Lisa Grabner and Ai Fen.
Central garden
Untere Donaustraße 41, 1020 

Saturday, August 21

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE MUSIC
Philosophy Unbound #29 »Hin | Fort Bewegung«
With contributions by XXMJ & Federikax3, Aaron/Nora Scherer, Oravin & Verena Herterich, Carless.earth, Benedikt Steiner, Conni Holzer, Käthe Löffelmann, Marco Cem Mühlhans & Michel Hyacinth Ferge, Equi Libre, Sophie Bösker & Silvan Hagenbruck. Besides, you can play the miniature golf course of the One Mess Gallery. Later in the evening there will be music by SUBETASCH and Untere Willkyr.

LAST CHANCE
Kerstin von Gabain »I’ll see you when I see you«
EXILE 
Elisabethstraße 24, 1010

LAST CHANCE
»AFTER THE REVOLUTION«
With artworks by Lone Haugaard Madsen, IRINA LOTAREVICH, Florian Mayr, ANNA SCHACHINGER and Sophie Thun.
Sophie Tappeiner
An der Hülben 3, 1010

OPENING ONE DAY EXHIBITION
»Es ist viel passiert«
With pieces Karoline Dausien, Kerstin von Gabain, Helmut Heiss, Axel Koschier, Thea Moeller, Liesl Raff, Janusz Rossi and Saskia Te Nicklin.
Apartmenthotel Marienhof
Hartlgasse 21, 1200

MUSIC
KLANGFESTIVAL ON TOUR »SYN:COPE«
At the episode in Vienna you can look forward to the performances of Therese Terror & Uli Musa-Rois, Ms Mutt & Vinicius Cajado, KTM and Fatalismus Spunk.
USUS am Wasser
An der Neuen Donau 1, 1210

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