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s e p t e m b e r 17 | 7. - 13.

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"Heya Girls!"
This is nice: once again we get to be shamelessly curious! We are allowed to check out strange apartments and knock on strange doors without announcing our visit. Because this weekend 65 (often private) buildings in Vienna are opening their doors, even though they are usually not open to the public – and allow us a glimpse behind the façade. The event is called “Open House Wien”, it’s an architecture project from London and happens annually in 30 cities from New York to Tel Aviv. Open House shows buildings with special histories, exciting architecture or interesting concepts. The undisputed highlight of this year is the Bohemian State Chancellery! During the Habsburg Empire the Bohemians had their own chancellery in Vienna, responsible for the administration of the kingdom. The baroque building on Judenplatz was severely damaged by a bomb during the 2nd world war and then rebuilt. Today it is the home of the Administrative Court and it can be visited this weekend. By the way: whoever has an extraordinary apartment or an interesting building project and would like to show it to the public, should please sign up for the next Open House!

Wishing you a curious week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Open House Wien
. September 9+10. Various locations in Vienna. Free entry. Web
Foto: Lennart Horst
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Arthur Arbesser & Lights of Vienna
Hot couture ;-) With Arthur Arbesser there is finally another designer, who dares to try new things and makes a stylish statement with his colorful creations. The Vienna-born artist usually works abroad, after he finished his studies in London he spent his learning years with Armani in Milan and in the year 2013 he started his own label. Starting today fashionistas can get to know his absolutely fantastic and peppy-unique fall/winter collection at a pop up, additional glitter and glamour comes from the golden ornament jewelry from Lights of Vienna.
Pop Up Store Arthur Arbesser, Zollergasse 9-11, 1070 Vienna. Opening: September 7 16:00. September 8-13 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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 MUSA / Dejan Dukic
10 Years MUSA
Hands up for the artistic contemporaries of our city: for 10 years the MUSA has been presenting contemporary art from the collection of the City of Vienna. For its anniversary the museum basically reflects upon itself and shows how mechanisms and logic of a museum impact the art that is being presented there. In order to do so, works of different artists were chosen, part of it for example Dejan Dukic, who creates his pieces out of the edges of oil paintings. The opening is celebrated today with a performance of Barbis Rufer and afterwards a party at the Volkshalle at City Hall!
MUSA, Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna, opening 7.9. 18:00. Exhibition until 13.1. Free entry. Web
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 Vanessa Hartmann
ROEE flagship store opening
Party at Rene Pomberger’s! Today, the designer and creative head of the label ROEE opens his first very own store in the hip seventh district with a clean design and an open atelier, where you can glimpse over his shoulder while he works and creates his pieces. He likes to work with high-quality materials, the colors are subdued, the cuts extravagant and as a source of inspiration Pomberger loves to use extraordinary processing techniques. At today’s opening celebration there will be drinks and DJ-sound and, of course, the new couture collection!
ROEE flagship store, Westbahnstraße 16/corner Bandgasse, 1070 Vienna. September 7, from 19:00. Web
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 Kimbo Dogs
in the park - 25hours meets Markterei
Oh yeah, this seems to be turning into the culinary open air-highlight of late summer season! This weekend, the Markterei will make an appearance at the park in front of the 25hours Hotel – with a full line up of stands, street food and bars. The range from Zuckero-ice cream to kangaroo hot dogs and Venetian empanadas will leave no foodie-dreams to be desired. And you can also get your weekly shopping done: there will be fresh fish, Mediterranean delicacies, honey, ham, spices and regional wine. All of it accompanied by live-acts and afterwards an after-party at the 25hours Dachboden. Cool!
Weghuber Park, Lerchenfelderstr. 1-3, 1070 Vienna. September 8 12:00 to 22:00, September 9. 11:00 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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Vitra sample sale
An absolute insiders’ tip and a grand opportunity for design-lovers! In London people camp out in freezing temperatures for this – and in Vienna you should definitely get there on time as well. Because the Swiss cult firm Vitra is opening its Viennese warehouse! Which means: the exclusive furniture pieces are a lot more affordable than usually. Chairs, shelves, lamps, tables and most of all a great selection of design-classics are given away as well-kept warehouse pieces for almost half the price off. Part of it: cult-chairs from Eames and Panton. Be aware: hard to find. The address for the GPS is Breitenleerstraße 101!
Vitra warehouse, Zwerchäckerweg 2, Exit Gewerbepark Stadlau, 1220 Vienna. September 8 15:00 to 20:00. Web
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Buskers Festival
Fire-eaters and jugglers, graffiti-artists and jesters. A load of magic delivered to the Karlsplatz by 100 national and international street artists. At the Vienna street art festival, the Buskers Festival, they will be presenting what they know best for three days. Acrobatic, full of life and for free: both the festival as the offered workshops (like juggling and blowing soap bubbles) are for free. There will also be culinary delights and a small market with colorful stands inviting you to hang out and enjoy – and after dark the fire shows will provide a spectacular ending for the evening.
Buskers Festival, Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna. September 8 to 10 14:00 to 22:00. Free. Web
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 ExesoR Motorcycles
Moto Circus Festival
Something for wild chicks and biker babes! And the location for this biker festival is really cool as well: the former F23 factory in Liesing exudes a sharp old-industry charm. There is quite a lot to discover here, tons of cool motorbikes and during free workshops you can learn welding, how to clean carburetors or practice lettering & lining (please bring helmets, jackets and tanks!), and for the especially brave there is also the opportunity to get a tattoo ;-) And last but not least there is awesome food on wheels: food trucks like Hykitchen or the Wrapstars will provide the necessary carb-input. Yeah!
F23, Breitenfurterstraße 176, 1230 Vienna. 9.9. 10:00 to 20:00, 10.9. 10:00 to 17:00. Free entry. Web
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The “Bio-Kistl” is great and when it comes to sustainability even better! Because from today on three students are delivering local organic groceries using cargo bikes. Every Saturday, the three of them will be loading up their bikes with food from local farmers and bring it to the homes of their clients. Available is a range of ready-made boxes, like “Lebensnotwendiges” (“vital stuff”) including coffee, eggs and cheese or vegetables and there is also the possibility to choose your own stuff ranging from beer to meat and bread. Deliveries are available in districts 1-9, beyond the Gürtel upon request!
BioRadl, order until Fri 10:00, delivery Sat 9:00 to 14:00. Starting September 9. Web
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Free Shiatsu in a tent
Free service for all September-sufferers! The Austrian umbrella organization for Shiatsu is inviting to free Shiatsu treatments today in Ottakring. In order to do so, they put up a big tent with treatment-mats right in front of the last stop of the U3. Six Shiatsu practitioners are ready from 11:00 on and provide free Shiatsu sessions. A small explanation for newbies: the translation of “shi” is finger and “atsu” means pressure – in the sense of an attentive touch while using fingertips, the base of the thumb, elbows, knees or feet. Really nice and activating for your self-healing powers!
Tent, In front of the last stop of U3, 1160 Vienna. September 9 from 11:00. Free. Web
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Summit of star chefs
When those who usually award the best chefs of the country announce a culinary fair, the who-is-who of the local gourmet chefs doesn’t have to be asked twice. The Gault & Millau-couple Martina and Karl Hohenlohe is inviting to a two-day-long tasting at the Kursalon, where 100 (one hundred!) gourmet chefs and 50 star winemakers will be present. Culinary highlights come from stars like Silvio Nickol and Konstantin Filippou, accompanied by chosen wines, beer, liquor and fruit juices. And whoever wants to learn something can be inspired from the experts at the show kitchen.

Kursalon Hübner, Johannesgasse 33, 1030 Vienna. September 9+10 69 €/day, 125 €/2 days. Web
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A Sunday trip for people interested in art, who would like to wander off the trails of the common for once! At the huge old machinery hall in Liesing a fair is taking place today, with more than 30 artists who are all part of the local art association art23. The exhibited works represent all kinds of different movements of art ranging from sculptures to abstract paintings and classical realism. What is nice is that also young refugees get the chance to present their works. And whoever is not artfully satisfied afterwards, can go on to eat a burger at the Moto Circus Festival next door ;-)
F23, Breitenfurterstraße 176, 1230 Vienna. September 8-10. Free entry. Web
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Today, Vienna is the sneaker-capital! The best sneaker and lifestyle shops of the country ranging from the Paar boutique to the Zapateria are meeting up with sneaker brands and sneaker collectors in order to worship the cult shoes. At the stylish VIE i PEE (former Pratersauna) fans and newcomers, who would like to explore the scene, are coming together. What you can see are the highlights of the new season – and bargain hunters can find something at the sneaker flea market. Additionally: DJs, yummy cakes, coffee from Viennese baristas and the popular sneaker bingo!
VIE i PEE, Waldsteingartenstraße 135, 1020 Vienna. September 10 12:00 to 19:00. 5 €. Web
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 Young Living
Essential oils for stress & burn out
Everyone has experienced that a certain fragrance can evoke all kinds of memories and that a smell can impact your soul. Essential oils do not only stimulate our well-being in all olfactory manner, but they can also have a healing and therapeutic effect on our inner balance and help us relax. The explanation on how this process works exactly is part of Angelika Teket’s lecture today. Additionally, she will be presenting a few extraordinarily stress-reducing essential oils including lavender and the special “stress away” mixture. And of course she will also give advice on how to use them. What a blessing!
Energetiker Akademie, Haussteinstraße 4/52, 1020 Vienna. 11.9. 19:00. Please register! 5 €. Web
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Alles Deko & Alles Jeans
Perfect occasion, since the CitySpotterGirl’s favorite jeans are turning a little thin in the knee area, sniffle! So: at “Alles Buch & Alles Deko” in the eighth district the bookseller and all her stock moved out over the summer and the now available retail space is being used for a jeans pop up. Hip brand-denims and chic tops from Pepe, Replay, Levi’s, Mavi, G-Star or Diesel can be snatched up for up to 25% off. And – psst – if you whisper the code-word “CitySpotterGirl” you can even get 30%off! By the way, affordable and nice decorations, home accessories and stationary are still available as well.
Alles Deko, Piaristengasse 1, 1080 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web 
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Business impulse with Sissi Tree
Fast solutions for all kinds of problems? Sounds too good to be true ;-) At least when it comes to original direct marketing and promotion ideas, today is the day to receive some inspiring input: the inventor, advertising agency-boss and networker Sissi Tree will be guest at the Café Museum today for a “colorful” discussion. And since the humorous creative woman is well-known for her unique solutions and entertaining presentations and overflowing with unusual ideas, she has prepared many great surprises. Well, we are definitely excited to find out more!
Café Museum, Operngasse 7, 1010 Vienna. September 11 17:00 to 19:00. 20 €. Sign up! Web
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 Malan Breton
MQ Vienna Fashion Week
Don’t be surprised in case you see even more stylishly clothed people lounging around the MuseumsQuartier than usually! Because as of now the Fashion Week is on and that means: fashion shows of local and international designers, shopping, exhibitions and parties. Tonight, the catwalk belongs to Anelia Peschev and her “Shock of Shine” creations full of stylish 80ies-quotes, afterwards the Style Awards are given away. During the following days around 60 other designers will be presenting their collections. Fashionistas can also take advantage of the shopping area and buy clothes then and there!
, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. September 11 to 17 Ticket/day from 24 €. Web
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 Jaakko Kahilaniemi
Visions of Nature
In recent times quite a few photography exhibitions with focus on the topic of nature could be seen at the Kunst Haus. Today, another one will open its doors: “Visions of Nature” includes 25 national and international artists who are taking a closer look at the current relationship between humans and nature. The works of Darren Almond, Anna Reivilä and many more are all located within the force field of nature as a place of longing and nature as a resource, presented are both breathtaking landscape pictures and artfully orchestrated natural details ranging from ice floes to plants. Vernissage is today!
Kunst Haus Wien, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna. Opening September 12 19:00. Web 
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 Willy Puchner
Willy Puchner: “Fabelhaftes Meer”
Sigh, the ocean! Now that summer is coming to an end, the new book from Willy Puchner lets you dive deeply into the blue ocean once more. “Fabelhaftes Meer” (“Marvelous Sea”) is an enchanting declaration of love of the illustrator and author to the ocean. There are swimming elephants, dancing deep sea creatures, colorful regattas, islands full of colorful birds, fish at the Teatro Mare, sunken ships and endless beaches that promise happiness. The CitySpotterGirl is giving away three signed books – with the bonus of a personal letter from the artist! Join the raffle here.
Raffle CitySpotterGirl, until october 4, 2017. More info and legal conditions online
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 Astrid Grosser
When the duo from Berlin 2raumwohnung announced its record release shows last year in November, the tickets sold out rapidly. Now, Inga Humpe and Tommi Eckart are on their “Nacht-Tour”, tonight they will be at the WUK for their only concert in Austria. The most-successful and stylistically-influential German electro-pop duo has released its very first double album “Nacht und Tag” – all ten tracks were recorded as a day and a night version. As usual a mixture of catchy tunes full of lightness, pep and melancholy. An appetizer for the ears here!
Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. September 13 20:00. 32 €. Web
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Building étagères
The most beautiful use of old plates! You look for plates that stylistically go together and connect them using metal rods to create a decorative étagère. But it is not as easy as it sounds, because you need to drill holes into the porcelain plates – and in order to do that you need expert explanations and the right tools. At today’s workshop at the Werkbuchcafe you can learn all the tricks and you are shown the different steps of drilling. Afterwards, you can build your very own étagère. Plates and nice metal rods are available there, but feel free to bring your own dishes.
Werkbuchcafe, Haidgasse 5/7, 1020 Vienna. September 13 17:00 to 19:00. 45 €. Sign up! Web
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Through Vienna with homeless people
Vienna, but different! At the association Supertramps (former) homeless people lead exciting tours and give adventurous insights into their very personal version of Vienna. Tonight is the premiere of the tour “Vienna – my center for strong women”. This tour takes you around the Praterstern and through the Volkertviertel. During her tour, guide Sandra focuses on women in (hidden) homelessness. She eloquently and perfectly researched explains the situation of women, whose lives have gone off the rails. Additionally to mentioning the facts she tells her own incredible story.
Meeting point: Venediger-Au-Park (U2 exit), across the Shell gas station, 1020 Vienna. Wed 18:00. Web
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Shop of the week 
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The fashion label from Hamburg actually started out as an online shop. But by now the trendy pieces are also being sold in the “analogue life” and after four shops in Germany the first store in Vienna opened its doors. At Mariahilfer Straße, where American Apparel used to be located, you can now find the clean pieces for fashionistas. And that for any occasion – be it cool city looks, feminine party styles or beach wear. Brands like Superga, Adidas and Le Specs can be found just as much as the current “Edited the label” in-house collection – together with a great mix of the most popular styles of the season.
Edited, Mariahilfer Straße 22-24, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 20:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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ON sud
And once again Simon Xie Hong has opened a new restaurant. This time it is more of a Mediterranean-Asia-fusion, which sounds a lot more unusual than it actually is. The head chef is from Greece, but the dishes (like feta ravioli with peanuts and chili oil or egg tofu) are mostly inspired by Asia. What is really beautiful is the atmosphere: a very old restaurant was brought back to life through the use of lots of grey paint, custom-made concrete tiles and modern lamps, while keeping its coziness. And thanks to its charming location at the Kirchenplatz, the terrace is huge as well. This is what a “Kirchenwirt” looks like in 2017 ;-)
ON sud, Dingelstedtgasse 3, Kirchenplatz Maria vom Siege, 1150 Vienna. Daily 9:00 to 24:00. Web


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