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Die StadtSpionin
n o v e m b e r 19 | 14. - 20.

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"Heya Girls!"
I’m telling you, I could jump up and down with joy all day! Doesn’t happen that often, after all, that dreams come true. Because after we first published a treat with the “Wiener Muster-Buch” for “Paperlover” two years ago, I dreamed on. Of ornaments and decors that should be found in Viennese museums. And what can I say? Thanks to the amazing cooperation of 19 Viennese museums, a book was created that has never existed in this form before! In the new Musterbuch, you will find wallpaper designs by Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätten as well as precious fabric patterns from the Imperial Treasury and Klimt’s Kuss which merrily jumped into an Art Nouveau décor. Albertina contributed valuables, the Kunsthistorisches Museum likewise. Each page of the book can easily be taken out to be creative with. As of now, you can buy “Das Wiener Musterbuch – Die Museums-Edition” in every bookstore and in the webshop. And then jump with me ;-)
Wishing you a wildly patterned week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Die StadtSpionin: Das Wiener Musterbuch – Die Museums-Edition. Now available in every bookstore and in the webshop
Photo: Wundergarten Verlag
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 August Macke, Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia
German Expressionism
At the beginning of the 20thcentury, it was basically Sodom and Gomorrah in the Dresden art community ;-) The painting rebels of the “Brücke” captured their emotions and their inner landscapes on canvas driven by hormones and in a dramatic way back then. Pretty much everything was questioned: the concept of beauty, reason, the prevalent conventions. As of now, 120 of these bright-coloured exhibits and brushstroke hurricanes from the Braglia & Johenning collections can be seen in Vienna for the first time. They have everything from Emil Nolde to Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Vernissage today!
Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 14 November 19:00. Free entry. Web 
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Attention, fans of the Far-East culture of styling and living! The design store Habari is hosting a three-day Japan-jamboree with a really cool programme consisting of workshops, exhibitions and specials! Today, interested people are introduced to the Mokuhanga colour-woodcut technique or the Shodo calligraphy art. On Friday, there are an Ikebana flower-arranging demonstration and on Saturday, they invite you to a Urasenke-Chado tea ceremony. Obviously, you can also buy beautiful Japanese furniture, Shibori-dresses, Kimonos and modern knitted Obis – by Alila, Robert LaRoche and Modus Vivendi. Sayonara!
Habari, Theobaldgasse 16, 1060 Vienna. 14-16 November. Free entry. Web
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Jonathan Adler x H&M HOME
Please don’t be surprised if a long queue should form in front of the H&M store on Mariahilfer Straße today. After the most recent Giambattista Valli-fashion-party it’s now time to prettify your home with a special edition. Jonathan Adler, the hip interior designer from New York, has designed a really cool home & deco collection. There are stylish tassel-box-candles, romantic seat cushions, classy porcelain, soft blankets and much more. The furnishing motto is clearly: glamorous instead of November grey. What else does a woman want, grin?!
H&M HOME, Mariahilfer Straße 47, 1060 Vienna. From 14 November Mon-Fri 9:30 to 20:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
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30 Years Hat Boutique
The Viennese milliner Karin Bergmayer really has reason to celebrate! She’s been running her hat salon in the 12thdistrict for 30 years now, where many downright glamorous head coverings have passed across the counter. Today she hosts a hat fashion show and presents her top highlights. Like the “Wiener Wappen-Hut”, “Little Heartbreakers” and “Sweethets”-fascinators, Trachten-antler-hat objects – but also classic models and retro models in the style of the 50s and 60s. After the show you can purchase the eye-catcher-pieces by auction (from 50€). The queen would be delighted!
Karin Bergmayer Hutobjekte, Franz Emerich-Gasse 3/6, 1120 Vienna. 15 Nov from 19:30. Free entry. Web
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Tereza Hossa – Abenteuer
Yay, a new women’s power voice will sound through the domestic cabaret universe from now on! Poetry slammer Tereza Hossa chats about acute “Abenteuer” (adventures) of life in her first solo performance. Which includes digestive problems in the morning just as well as female machos, small crying men at the counter or the absurd productivity urge that makes women run even in their sleep. Animal-like things will be discussed, too, which could be due to the fact that the adventurer will soon be a trained vet. Today she’s not in the stables but on the stage, though :-)
Tschocherl, Wurmsergasse 42, 1150 Vienna. 15 November 19:30 to 22:00. 15 €. Web
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 Sabine Berchtold
The Night of Ceramics
If you haven’t let off enough steam creatively during the workweek, you can now do that at the beginning of the weekend in a very unusual way. The ceramics artist Sabine Berchtold opens her pretty atelier at the night of ceramics. You will work with clay from 17:00 with the motto “Masterpieces are created when time stands still”. After a joint dinner, the participants engage with the world of vessels and figurines. With the help and support of Sabine Berchtold, every artwork will be worked on until it is finished – open end.
Penguinfactory, Berggasse 29, 1090 Vienna. 15 November from 17:00. 90 € incl. food and materials. Web
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Wunderl Pop-up
Oioioi, shoe connoisseurs get all giddy when they hear the word Wunderl! Because the chic shop carries wonderfully pretty designer shoes and bags. The only downside for us Viennese ladies: the shoe paradise’s home is near Wiener Neustadt. But: Wunderl now comes to us into town for a pop-up for two days and he comes bearing tempting goods. Best shoe picks then, dear ladies, from mules to pumps, from Tod’s to Jimmy Choo, from New Arrival to outlet bargains. And the enticing shoe wonderland is also opened on Saturday until 20:00 o’clock in the evening. Hallelujah!
ViennaBallhaus, Berggasse 5, 1090 Vienna. 15+16 November. 11:00 to 20:00. Web 
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European Theatre Night
Now, quickly down an espresso (to stay awake!) – and then dart off into the Viennese night. Today, hundreds of theatre locations all over Europe and Austria tempt you with their newest plays. In Vienna alone, more than 30 venues join in. At Drachengasse, it’s curtain up for the (usually sold-out) Macmillan play “All das Schöne”. At L.E.O., “Die lustige Witwe” warbles her operetta serenade, “Die Ratten” await at TAG, and the Open Acting Academy invites you to the comedy “Sit and Wait”. Performances and workshops are on the programme, too. And the best thing: pay as you wish!
Europäische Theaternacht, various locations in Vienna. 16 Nov from 15:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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 Sebastian Busse
Tim Fischer “Zeitlos”
Actor and singer Tim Fischer is somewhat like the male counterpart of Hildegard Knef ;-) He, too, sings – sometimes full of feeling, sometimes rough – powerful songs and ballads about love and life. And subjects sentimentalities to an endurance test. So it’s a total possibility that a lady might go through a whole spectrum of feelings between melancholy, tenderness and silly overexcitement at his concert. Tonight, you can see him and his band at Theater Akzent in Vienna! You can find a musical teaser here. Real-time heart-rending guaranteed!
Theater Akzent, Argentinierstraße 37, 1040 Vienna. 16 November 19:30. 20-38 €. Web
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Fesch’markt Wien
Since you should slowly start getting a move on with getting presents and also with gifting yourself, there’s no way around Fesch’markt these days! The shopping cosmos offers 240 trendy start-ups, small companies, indie labels and their original products. Whether it’s furniture, fashion, music or art – everyone will find something here! For example, there are cool screen-print long shirts by Levin Coco, Hungarian grandma-honey by Droppe or handmade stylomat cups by Kolektiv DVA. Plus, cooking and DIY workshops and a vintage bike market!
Ottakringer Brauerei, Ottakringer Platz 1, 1160 Vienna. 15-17 November Fri 14:00 to 22:00, Sat+Sun 11:00 to 20:00. 5 €. Web 
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 Beatrice Dreux, Luka Dostal
Open Studio Days
Well, you really couldn’t get any closer to the domestic art scene – and its stars. For the opening of the Vienna Art Week, 150 artists open their studios for 2 days. Meaning excitement, wonder, discussions and inspiration! Joining in are, for example, video artist Borjana Ventzislavova with her body installation “Real Games” (in the 4th district), painter Gerlind Zeilner with her jazzy “Ecken” (in the 2nd) or documentary photographer Agnes Prammer (in the 18th). If you don’t want to stroll around alone, simply book a guided tour. Great side programme! And free entry!
Open Studio Days, various locations all over Vienna. 16+17 November 15:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Ayurveda type-cooking 
This is not a normal cooking class but actually a perfect intro to the world of Ayurveda. And in that system, food is simply the key to wellbeing. It starts with an individual determination of everyone’s constitution by Ayurveda therapist Lutz Mossbauer, where you get a quick lesson on the three basic humours Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Afterwards it’s on to the cooking according to type: there is red beet (Pitta), yellow pumpkin curry (Vata), creamy Mung Dal (Kapha), rice with goji berries and delicious chicory with cashew soy sauce. Everything is vegetarian and vegan. Only with registration!
Kochlounge, Goldeggasse 9, 1040 Vienna. 17 November from 10:00. 95 €. Register. Web
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Mathematical walks
Tonight, the terrific mathematical genius Emmy Noether is brought back to life on the theatre stage. And with her her moving biography. Not only did she qualify as a university teacher as one of the first women in Prussia, helped Albert Einstein solve mathematical problems and established groundbreaking theorems! No, thanks to actress Anita Zieher and the new play “Mathematische Spaziergänge mit Emmy Noether” we learn a whole lot more than that. Like why she loved pudding or why she could best do calculations during walks. Great woman, great play. Today’s the premiere!
Theater Drachengasse, Drachengasse 2, 1010 Vienna. 18-21 November 20:00. 19 €. Web
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 Eva Kelety
Soli Kiani: Ausgeschlossen
Things can only get fascinating when an Iran native artistically deals with the topics woman and freedom. That’s clearly what the STRABAG Kunstforum team thought when giving the Artaward International to Applied Arts graduate Soli Kiani recently. At the new exhibition you can admire her tent-like “sculptural paintings” made from colour and linen that are reminiscent of chadors in her old homeland. Perhaps she will thus win her own place in history. Today you could ask her that – she will be leading through the exhibition herself!
STRABAG Artlounge, Donau-City-Strasse 9, 1220 Vienna. 18 November 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Writing Workshop “Lists”
Alright, today you have to sharpen your pencil and your ears. Creativity coach Michaela Obertscheider invites you to her literature lab and helps aspiring journalists and poets take their first word-steps. Humorous and unconventional exercises will have you reflect, make lists, prick up your ears and take notes. No previous knowledge required, but you need pencil, paper and a head full of thoughts (which shouldn’t be hard for a woman ;-) There are 3 sessions altogether, individual ones are possible, too. So if you want to get into the flow, writing-wise, and swap ideas, report here!

Markhof, Markhofgasse 19, 1030 Vienna. 19+26 Nov, 3 Dec. 18:30 to 21:00. 68 €/evening. Register. Web
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Otto Prutscher
As an exception, we can sing today: home to great boys ;-) For the MAK dedicates a new show to the Austrian wonder boy of architecture, art and design, Otto Prutscher, starting today. He is considered a pivotal pioneer of the Vienna Moderne. And was quite obviously active as architect, designer, exhibition creator, teacher and artistic advisor during his entire life. There is quite simply no other explanation for the huge output of groundbreaking buildings, furnishing and furniture designs, art graphics and objects. Go there, be amazed, today is the vernissage!

MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna. 19 November 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Con el Viento
Cine Por Mujeres
Finally a film series again that exclusively features cinema by and for women! Since in this case it was initiated by the Instituto Cervantes, the films all come bilingual (in Spanish with English subtitles). But that doesn’t matter! The series includes two really great feature films, one documentary and short films made by talented women’s hands. On today’s programme is the family drama “Con El Viento” by Meritxell Collel, in which an older, unsuccessful dancer is forced to move back to her parents’ house. Chaos ensued. Until 22 November!
Admiral Kino, Burggasse 119, 1070 Vienna. 19-22 November from 18:30. 8 €. Web
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 Johannes Novohradsky
A Viennese version of a kafkaesque metamorphosis is taking place right now at Theater Hamakom. Only that good old Gregor Samsa doesn’t turn into a beetle but a tick. And anyway, everything in this new interpretation of Kafka’s parable is different, more modern, more musical – but not less bizarre: Gregor Samsa is on coke, has settled into Hotel Mum, steals, sneers and is a generally an unscrupulous odd bod. Perhaps that’s why he has to turn into a bloodsucking tick ;-) Weird play with lots of music and a touch of family constellations!
Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom, Nestroyplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. 20, 21+ 23 November 20:00. 24 €. Web 
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Yin Yoga & Fascia Training
Tonight you have the opportunity to really treat yourself. Or rather, your connective tissue. Together with yoga coach Helga Holczik you give deeper situated facia and meridians a run for their money via different yin-yoga exercises. This helps make the body pleasantly flexible and supple again. And totally incidentally, peace and focus will ensue, as well. Today, the focus is on fascia rolls and fascia balls made of pine wood. The good news: it sounds more exhausting than it is. And after one-and-a-half hours, you feel relaxed and light again!
Praxis für Lebensfreude, Schreygasse 6, 1020 Vienna. 20 November 18:15 to 19:45. 18 €. Sign up. Web
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the weisse-ab-haus-sale-art-show
Naked walls won’t have to remain naked any longer. From today, there is plenty of high-quality young art from the areas painting, graphics, photography and new media at special prices! That’s because the art stars of tomorrow are just not that well-known yet. 60 artists join in the sale-art show with their works. Like Maximilian Pramatarov with his rainbow print “Reflecting Study”. Or Marcelina Wellmer with her photo work “The end is the beginning”. Both are clearly potential hits. Prices between 24 and 5,000 €! The sale only lasts until 7 December!
das weisse haus, Hegelgasse 14, 1010 Vienna. 20 November-7 December Tue+Wed+Fri 13:00 to 19:00, Thu until 21:00, Sat 12:00 to 17:00. Web
Shop der Woche 
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Mogli & Martini
Andreas De Martini’s and Gregor Köstler’s cashmere boutique in the 1st district is really tiny with its 10 sqm! However, the textile newbies are all about great quality when it comes to their hats, scarves and jumpers. They get their exclusive yarn from small enterprises in Nepal, the designs from award winning fashion designers Moulham Obid and Felix Doll. So just perfect for winter grouches and the easily chilled: fashionable, classic-fancy cuddly pieces in many great colours and models. On offer is also a small home-collection with cashmere hot-water bottle (hmm!) and plaids. And everything’s fair trade! From 100€.
Mogli & Martini, Spiegelgasse 4, 1010 Vienna. Tue+Wed 13:00 to 17:00, Thu-Sat 11:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Kevin Ilse / ballroom
Whether you call them Teigtaschen, tortellini or dumplings – these stuffed things really exist all over the world. And so do many fans across the globe. Near the University of Vienna in a handsome “fast food” venue, they now play the leading role. You order a small or big portion, wait a moment and are then blessed with some freshly steamed dumplings. They are filled with braised pork belly and kimchi as topping, with spicy shrimps and wakame seaweed or pumpkin with balsamic vinegar. Everything tastes delicious, is super-fast and of course you can have everything as take-away as well. As a dessert you can order sweet dumplings.
ballroom, Maria-Theresienstraße 5, 1090 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:30 to 20:00. Web


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