What to Do in Vienna This Week

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Susanne Kennedy »Three Sisters«. Photo by Nikolaus Ostermann / Volkstheater Wien

Essentials October 25–31

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

Monday, October 25

PARTY SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
»Ashida Park XXIV«
Realse party for Milan-based st.grimes, supported by, Lamb, BOOTLICKER, Distortina and label hades Antonia XM and Amblio.
Rhiz
U-bahnbogen 37, 1080

PARTY
KLUBNACHT SPEZIAL
With DJ-Sets by Efdemin, Katia Curie and Ryan Elliott.
PRST
Aspernbrückengasse 2, 1020

Wednesday, October 27

OPENING ACADEMY OF APPLIED ARTS VIENNA
»UOMO UNIVERSALE la femme«
Group exhibition with  Anouk Lamm Anouk, Pia-Veronica Åström, Alexandra Barth, Angela Fischer, Julia Frank, Ludmila Hrachovinová, Ma Jia, Susanna Klein, Elena Kristofor, Anthia Loizou, Jelena Micić, Danielle Pamp, Siggi Sekira, Veronika Suschnig, Esther Vörösmarty.
Semperdepot
Lehargasse 6-8, 1060 Wien

OPENING
»how lovecraft saved the world«
Based on H. C. Artmann’s linguistic pluriverse, the group exhibition deals with thematic complexes around the figure of the dandy, black romanticism, surrealism, fluxus, and pop. Co-curated by Anette Freudenberger, Jakob Lena Knebl, Alexandra Millner, Cosima Rainer, Eva Maria Stadler.
Universitätsgalerie der Angewandten im Heiligenkreuzerhof
Schönlaterngasse 5, 1010 

SCREENING
»EL PLANETA«
Viennale is showing the fist feature film by Amalia Ulman: An autobiographically-tinged minimalist comedy starring the filmmaker herself and her mother Alejandra, takes place in Gijón, Spain, with its title stemming from the name of a bar located in the city where the artist lived a large part of her life. 
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Akademiestr. 13, 1010 

OPENING
»The Portal«
Group exhibition with works by Katharina Aigner, Bernadette Anzengruber, Veronika Burger, Louise Deininger, Rah Eleh, Fanni Futterknecht, Vasilena Gankovska, Cornelia König, Stephanie Misa, Amanda Piña, carla raiz, Lisl Ponger, Nicole Sabella, Nina Sandino, Anna Scherbyna, Käthe Schönle, Darja Shatalova, SKGAL, Miae Son, Alexandra Tatar, Christina Werner, Inge Wurzer, and REAL ESTATE.
VBKÖ
Maysedergasse 2/28, 1010 

Thursday, October 28

OPENING SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
Mi­cha­el Rein­del, Ma­ruša Sa­ga­din
The exhibtion is accompanied by a text by Leonie Huber.
WAF Galerie
Schadekgasse 6-8, 1060

OPENING SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
»Dream Room«
with works by Rani Bageria, Meltem Rukiye Calisir, Sofia Duchovny, Hannah Hansel, Kathi Hofer, Thea Moeller, Evelyn Plaschg and Iris Touliatou.
Please contact/dm Kerstin von Gabain for the address.

PERFORMANCE LAST CHANCE
Susanne Kennedy »Three Sisters«
Director Susanne Kennedy wants to free the three sisters from their unfulfilled longing and proposes a change of perspective: What if time is a circle and we will live every single moment of our lives over and over again? For Nietzsche, the idea of eternal return meant being constantly ready - absolute affirmation.
Volkstheater Wien
Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1, 1070

Friday, October 29

OPENING SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
Jennifer Gelardo »Pick-Up Artist«
tart.vienna
Seilerstätte 7, 1010

CONCERT
SCHTUM / ROTOR
Celebration of the album release by SCHTUM (Manu Mayr and Robert Pockfuss) and Vienna premiere of »ROTOR«, a kinetic live performance by Peter Kutin, Patrik Lechner & Mathias Lenz. Hosted by Ventil Records. 
Wotruba Church
Ottillingerpl. 1, 1230 Wien

OPENING
Ellen Schafer »Nickelodeon Universe«
Wonnerth Dejaco Gallery
Ballgasse 6, 1010

OPENING
Sigrid Viir »False Vacationer«
KOENIG2 by_robbygreif
Margaretenstraße 5, 1040 

PARTY
»Vorsicht! Freundschaft wird gratis.«
With Sets by Ebhardy, Sam Irl, Pandora (Club Possession), Fingers Of God, Masha Dabelka.
celeste
Hamburgerstraße 18, 1050

Saturday, October 30

PERFORMANCE SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION
Isabel Lewis »Urban Flourishing, 2018–present«
This live artwork by Isabel Lewis is a guided experience for collective listening in an expanded, fully sensorial way. As an embodiment experiment it encourages the listener to connect with their inner worlds in order to become more radically receptive to their outer worlds – to sounds, voices, music and the vibrations of urban material: urban life and nonlife. Co-hosted by Tanzquartier Wien and Belvedere 21. Additional dates: Ocotober 31/November 1.
Belvedere 21
Arsenalstraße 1, 1030

LAST CHANCE
»The gold fell from very high in the sky, and so when it hit the earth, it went down very very deep«
Arranged by Niloufar Emamifar and Pujan Karambeigi as part of curated by 2021.
FELIX GAUDLITZ
Werdertorgasse 4/2/13, 1010

PARTY
»Masters of Hütteldorf« 
With DJ Warzone, Bitschu Batschu, Schwesta S.
Club Exil
Marktstrasse 13a, 2331

Sunday, October 31

CONCERT WIEN MODERN
»NOCHE DE LOS MUERTOS: THE ARTIST IS ABSENT«
The institut5haus has invited six composers and sound artists to produce an electro-acoustic composition on the theme of absence: Gudinni Cortina, Christoph Herndler, JD Zazie aka Valeria Merlini, Joanna John, Christina Kubisch and Ilpo Väisänen (premiere under the sound direction of Arnold »noid« Haberl).
echoraum
Sechshauser Str. 66, 1150

PARTY PERFORMANCE
»ContextCocktail«
With Performances by La Terre, Sheezus H. Christin, Datastream000, Alexandru Cosarca and Sarah Tasha Hauber. DJ sets by Susie Flowers and Eclektric.
Migrating Kitchen
Schwarzhorngasse 1, 1050

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