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Vienna events, July-August 2014
A selection of the best concert, music and exhibition events, by Vienna In Your Pocket city guide,
See the venue code key at the bottom of the listings.

Classical Concert Highlights

Daily in July and August, 20:15
Wiener Mozart Orchester
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4,11,18 July; 1,8,15,22,29 Aug, 20:15
Antonio Vivaldi – Four Seasons

5,8,12,19,26 July; 2,9,16,23,30 Aug, 20:15
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem

2,7,9,14,16,23,28,30 July; 4,6,11,13,18,20,25,27 Aug, 20:15
Classic Exclusive - Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and many more

3,10,17,24,31 July; 7,14,21,28 Aug, 20:15
Concert with trumpet organ and timpani

4,11,12,19,25,26 July; 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30 Aug, 20:30
Summer Concert – Vivaldi Four Seasons


1-8 July, 19:30/20:00
Jazz Fest Vienna
The Vienna Jazz Festival has been going strong since 1991, and is attended by about 60,000 spectators every year. For the programme see
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11 July, 14:00
FM4 Hip Hop Open Austria
Hip hop Artist such as NAS, Left Boy, Blumentopf, Hilltop Hoods, weekend and many more.

15 July, 19:30
Back Street Boys
With over 130 million records sold worldwide, this is the best-selling boy band in history, and one of the world's best-selling groups. They won the Best Musical Moment award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards for their performance in the movie 'This Is The End'.
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15 July, 20:00
Paul Anka
The Canadian singer, songwriter and actor Anka became famous in the late 1950s, and scored hits with songs like Diana, Lonely Boy, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, and (You're) Having My Baby. He also wrote one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, She's a Lady, as well as the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra's signature song, My Way.
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18 July, 20:00
Ghostface Killah
Dennis Coles aka Ghostface Killah is an American rapper, and a prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He's critically acclaimed for his loud, fast-paced flow, and his emotional stream-of-consciousness narratives containing cryptic slang and non-sequiturs.

23 July, 19:30
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
From 1969 to the present day, this band has made 11 studio albums and numerous live albums, often associated with rockstar Neil Young.
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3 Aug, 20:00
A melodic hardcore band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1993, they frequently toured in over 40 countries before their commercial breakthrough with the album 'A Place Called Home' in 2000.
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11 Aug, 20:00
Marilyn Manson
Manson is perhaps best known for his earlier albums, such as 1996's Antichrist Superstar and 1998's Mechanical Animals, which along with his public image earned him a reputation in the mainstream media as a controversial figure, with a dubious influence on young people – who loved it.


13-16 July
FM4 Frequency Festival
Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, Placebo, Blink 182, Snoop Dog, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Pendulum, NOFX and many more.

12 July
Lovely Days Festival
Artists such as John Fogerty, Chicago, Johnny Winter, Tokyo and many more.

18 July-30 Aug, 20:00
Wiener Lustspielhaus
The Lustspielhaus is the only theater in Vienna to follow the Viennese tradition of the early 18th century comedy house, using famous costumes and world literature in a typical Viennese interpretation.
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19 July
The Nova Jazz & Blues Night Festival
Gregory Porter, Michael Kiwanuka, Morcheeba, John Butler Trio and many more play at Nova.

1-2 Aug
Seerock Festival
Expect The Scorpions, The Boss Hoss, Steppenwolf, Twistet Sister, Blind Guardian, Saxon and many more.

23 Aug
Lake Festival
Artists such as David Guetta, Paul van Dyk, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello and many more.

23 Aug
Alpha Blondy, Gentlemen, Jah Mason, Lutan Fyah and many more.


Until 5 Oct
SHOEting Stars - Shoes in Art and Design
An entire cosmos of stories, personal experiences and preconceptions linked to shoes. They symbolise passion, fetish, sensuality and the search for perfection. The subject of this exhibition is the contemplation of shoes as transient fashion projects, as well as design objects that make their own autonomous statements.

Until 24 Aug
A Singular Form
This exhibition brings together works of art and 'everyday' objects in order to pursue potential uses and meanings that go beyond those usually assigned to them. These objects should not only propose a particular approach or specific use by virtue of their mere materiality and compositional form; they should also enact a release from such determinations.

10 July - 15 Sep
Europe's best Buildings - The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
Acknowledging and honouring outstanding achievements in the field of architecture in Europe. The prizes are generally awarded to projects displaying an innovative character that serve as orientation, and indeed often as a manifesto, for the development of contemporary architecture.

Until 25 July
The Meisterschule der Höheren Graphischen Bundes, Lehr- u. Versuchsanstalt art school presents works from graduate students. A selection of paintings will be shown that represent highly individual forms of objectivity and realism, works which are strictly formal as well as expressive explorations of abstraction.

Until 3 Aug
Garry Winogrand – Women are beautiful
Winogrand's 85 photographs from the 1960s and 1970s, compiled in a book published in 1975, form a thorough portrait of an era on the move. Winogrand’s series is an unprecedented document of social change taking shape in public everyday life.

Until 17 Aug
Blow-Up – Antonioni´s Classic Film and Photography
Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 cult film Blow-Up and its various references to photography are the focus of the Albertina photo exhibit of the same name. For the first time, photographs classified according to thematic emphases will be shown which have proven to be characteristic for Antonioni's film in various respects, and which also illustrate important artistic positions in the history of photography and art.

Until 31 Aug
The 1964 Vienna International Garden Show - Green post-war modernism
The new Danube Tower with its futuristic revolving restaurant, a chairlift that glided along above the flower beds, miniature trains wending their way between rose gardens, modern pavilions and the newly laid-out "Iris Lake" – these were just a few of the attractions for visitors to enjoy at the 1964 Vienna International Garden Show.

Until 7 Sep
Masterpieces in Focus - Franz Barwig the Elder
In the series Masterpieces in Focus, this May the Belvedere is staging an exhibition about Franz Barwig the Elder (1868–1931), one of Austria’s most important and successful sculptors of his time.

Until 14 Sep
Josef Dabernig – Rock the Void
Artist and filmmaker Josef Dabernig works in a wide range of genres and shows his work in all kinds of art institutions and at international film festivals. His early works are characterized by a stringent formal order.

Until 15 Sep
And Yet There Was Art – Austria 1914-1918
The assassination of the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on the 28th of June 1914 in Sarajevo was the fatal trigger of World War I. One hundred years on, the Leopold Museum is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to the fate of Austrian artists who were active between 1914 and 1918.

Until 28 Sep
The Metropolis Experiment – Vienna and the 1873 World Exhibition
The spotlight is trained on the years around 1873, a crucial transformative phase in Vienna's development towards becoming a big city. Marking the key year of the era, the World Exhibition of 1873 was a project of gigantic proportions that underlined Vienna's efforts to secure an important role internationally and coincided with the high point in a phase of economic prosperity and optimistic hopes for the future.

Until 28 Sep
Alex Katz – Drawings, Cartoons, Paintings
Alex Katz is a central figure of the American self-reflexive painting tradition, for which the assonance of rationality, sensuality and abstraction is characteristic.

Until 5 Oct
Exemplary – 150 Years of the MAK, from Arts and Crafts to Design
This exhibition to mark the MAK’s 150-year jubilee will examine how the museum, established in 1864, developed from being a promotional and educational institution for Austrian artisans into one of the world’s most important sites for contemporary productions from the fields of applied art, design, architecture, and contemporary art.

Until 5 Oct
Flaka Haliti – Henkel Art.Award. 2013
The Henkel Art.Award of 35,000 euros, consists of 7,000 euros in cash and two exhibitions; the prize is available to artists from twenty-three countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Until 12 Oct 2014
Pae White – Orllegro
Orllegro is an aggregation of fabrications, interpretations, simulations of history, narratives, and objects, some of which were sampled from works of the MAK collection. The exhibition title references a fictitious word invented by the textile industry in the 1950s, promising a magical material that was a faux version of something real and perhaps altered the way the world viewed synthetics: assigning an invented word to a fake material, it activated a false nostalgia from an artificial past to render a stylish, more sophisticated—yet equally artificial—future.

Until 20 Oct
Line and Shape - 100 Master Drawings from the Leopold Collection
Interesting insights into the abundant compilation of drawings acquired by Rudolf Leopold during his 40 years of collecting art. With works by some of the best draughtsmen of the 20th century, including Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Alfred Kubin. The number and extraordinary quality of these works from the Leopold Collection is unrivalled by most other museums.

Until end 2014
A visual memory of Viennese society – Franz Xaver Setzer´s portrait photographs
Within the framework of the new permanent presentation of art from 1918 to 1938, this selection of unique photographs from the studio of the Viennese photographer Franz Xaver Setzer affords interesting insights into the sophisticated world of Viennese society of the 1920s and 30s.

Until end 2014
ASIA. China – Japan – Korea
The Asia collection of the MAK is one of the important European collections of art and applied arts from this region. It has been compiled from public and private collections over 150 years and offers a wide-ranging view of Asian art history.

Until end 2014
MAK Carpets
The MAK's collection of Textiles and Carpets is one of the most comprehensive collections of textile art in the world. The exquisite objects, compiled since 1864, give an overview of more than 1,500 years of textile history.

Venue List
AA – Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, tel. +43 1 53 48 30,
AW – Arena Wien, Baumgasse 80, tel. +43 1 79 88 59 50,
AZ – Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 522 31 15,
BV – Belvedere, Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, tel. +43 1 79 55 70,
KK – Karlskirche, Kreuzherrengasse 1, tel. + 43 1 504 61 87,
KU – Kunsthaus Wien, Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13, tel. +43 1 712 04 91,
LM – Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 525 70 15 25,
LU – Wiener Lustspielhaus, 1010 Am Hof,
MK – MAK, Stubenring 5, tel. +43 1 71 13 62 48,
MU – Mumok, Museumsplatz 1, tel +43 1 52 50 00,
MV – Musikverein Wien, Bösendorferstrasse 12, tel. +43 1 505 81 90,
NF – Novomatic Forum, Friedrichstr. 7, tel. +43 1 585 20 11,
PB – Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, tel. +43 1 503 70 09,
RH – Rathaus Wien, Rathausplatz 1, tel. +43 1 400 00,
SC – Secession, Friedrichstrasse 12, tel. +43 1 587 53 07,
SH – Wiener Stadthalle, Vogelweidplatz 14, tel. +43 1 98 10 00,
SO – Wiener Staatsoper, Opernring 2, tel. +43 1 51 44 40,
ST – Stephansdom, Stephansplatz, tel. +43 1 513 76 48,
SZ – Szene Wien, Hauffgasse 26, +43 1 332 46 41 25,
WL – WestLicht, Westbahnstrasse 40, tel. +43 1 522 66 36,
WM – Wien Museum, Karlsplatz, tel. +43 1 50 58 74 70,

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