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o c t o b e r 16 | 6. - 12.

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"Heya Girls!"
Entering the Augarten will be strictly forbidden for bulls and clumsy oafs this weekend! Vienna’s oldest baroque garden will turn into a china shop. In front of and within the Palais Augarten, the home of Europe’s second eldest china manufactory, 50 national and international exhibitors and artists will gather on the occasion of the ceramic market and show their elegant, funny or unusual beauties. It is quite likely that you won’t find the usual mugs, cups and plates but precious table decoration, floral vases made from Limoges porcelain, objects designed in Japanese Raku technique and smoke-fired pottery. Particularly beautiful: Gilded pieces by Marianne Seiz and ravishing porcelain dames by Bibi Beranek. After all the browsing and shopping you can take guided tours through and participate in workshops at the china manufactory. And on Saturday, an expert will evaluate the worth of Viennese china brought along directly on site!
Wishing you a delicate week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Porzellanmarkt, Palais Augarten, 1020 Vienna. 7-9 October, 10:00-18:00. €6. Web

PS: Check the web portal for recipes for unusual, non-alcoholic drinks!
Photo: Marianne Seiz
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Kladderadatsch Night Flea Market
What a nice name! The CitySpotterGirl loves those old words ;-) And today, the name says it all: At Tapete Bar, 15 exhibitors offer vintage goods, clothes and all kinds of stuff – in German called Kladderadatsch. The exhibitors of the “unmitigated shambles” are mostly individuals, but you will also find SIGH, the label of Nadine Werjant, and City Crime there. The graphic designer will present her gorgeous new collection of shirts, notebooks and porcelain. A special treat: You can shop until 2:00 in the morning at the bar! By the way, on the web portal you will find more flea markets taking place this weekend!
Tapete Bar, Zentagasse 14, 1050 Vienna. 6 October, 18:00-2:00. Free entry. Web
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Mel Verez
Some of you might know the summer hit “You can always go back” from the radio. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter Mel Verez is kind of a shooting star of the Austrian soul scene and impressed with her distinctive voice when performing at the Life Ball just like in far-off China. At the tender age of 12 she already started to write songs and to compose for guitar and piano. Up to today, about 150 songs come from her pen. With her power, the young singer takes the public along from the first song and enchants with emotional song texts, a strong voice and humour. Tonight live at Schwarzberg; listen to her here.

Schwarzberg, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna. 6 October, 20:00. €15. Web
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Kreativwerkstatt:XV goes palme 13
Trendy market stimulation: Today, the designer collective Kreativwerkstatt:XV will show its new collections at the up-and-coming market Schwendermarkt. You will find dresses with photo prints by Langer Modedesign or coloured business blouses by Kimiko, for example. The palme 13-market stall will serve as unusual place for unusual fashion and accessories. Of course you can not only let yourself be inspired by new fashion ideas but also enjoy delicacies fresh from the market: Cook Tizian will provide you with creative snacks. This night you can browse, shop and feast there without restraint until 20:00.
palme 13, Schwendermarkt 13, 1150 Vienna. 6 October, 16:00-20:00. Web
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Breast Health Information Day
A more serious topic: Today everything will be about breast health since one in eight Austrian women is confronted with breast cancer in the course of her life. The University Women’s Hospital has organised an information event on this subject: Doctors will talk about correct prevention, psychologists about concomitant therapies and researchers about current findings. The importance of complementary medicine in cancer treatment will also be presented. Very practice-oriented and helpful for everyone, no matter if you are interested, affected or a relative! Grab your best friend and get information (for free!) – questions welcome!
Orangery, gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna. 7 Oct, 15:00-19:30. Free entry. Web 
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 Christian Ariel Heredia
Smokey Hugs and Cappuccino
The smoke of a cigarette, a half-full cup of cappuccino and, in the background, the whirring of a fan at the ceiling of a shabby café. The city in the dark and yet in the light. The roaring red of a dress, the dragging noise of shoes on the battered dance floor... What kind of dance might this all be about? In her terrific work, Argentine choreographer Gisela Elisa Heredia focuses on the most famous dance of her home country: tango. Situation, intention and impact of an embrace are the centre of a poetical, gripping and expressive evening full of dance, hugs and passion. Stunningly beautiful!
KosmosTheater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. 6-8 October, 20:00. €19. Web
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Stanzimade pop-up store
Such wonderful things can be sewn from oilcloth! Under her young label “Stanzimade”, Konstanze Borovansky creates multi-coloured mini bags against autumn-blues as well as – the CitySpotterGirl’s favourite pieces! – pretty and practical washable lunch bags. Moreover she sews cloth shopping bags which you can roll up into small bundles. This afternoon, you can shop the stanzimade pieces in the beautiful Servitenviertel where a pop-up sale will take place at “Verstrickt und Zugenäht”, Irene Herbert’s shop for sewing supplies. By the way, this shop is also a tip for handicraft lovers!
Verstrickt & Zugenäht, Servitengasse 7, 1090 Vienna. 7 October, 14:00-18:00. Web
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Sample Sale at Batliner
Did you know that fish leather is seven times more tearproof than calf leather and was already used 5000 years ago? In that case you are as surprised as the CitySpotterGirl! For her label, designer Katherine Baltliner uses fish and calf leather to create bags and purses. And they are really chic, spacious, puristic single-coloured and suitable for day-to-day use, extremely durable and with surprising colour explosions on the inside. The best opportunity for buying those special pieces: the two-day sample sale during which sample pieces will be reduced by up to 70%! You will find a few exclusive bargains as well ;-)
Packhaus, Marxergasse 24, 1030 Vienna. 7 and 8 October. Web 
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 Mariella Habsburg
Edelstoff design market
The place to be for all design aficionadas: For two days, about 130 national and international designers will fill the Marx Halle again with their new collections, casual design objects and chic jewellery and furniture highlights. The tables with artfully designed surfaces by Mariella Habsburg, the plain and pretty necklaces by Rosivitas Schmuckgesang or the fair knitwear design by Beanie, for example, are particularly exquisite. Of course, optimal provisions will also be made for your musical and culinary well-being. A quick word of advice: Bring enough cash with you, there is no ATM in close proximity to the venue ;-)
Marx Halle, Karl Farkas Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. 8 Oct, 11:00-20:00 and 9 Oct, 11:00-18:00. €4. Web
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Book Flea Market of the Central Library
About 1 million books can be borrowed at the 39 branches of the Public Library Vienna, and new editions are added constantly. It seems just logical that it is necessary to make room in the shelves from time to time! Today you can buy discarded books of all genres – from picture volumes to mystery novels – at a low price at the traditional and really huge book flea market with thousands of books on the roofed square in front of the Central Library. Another tip for bookworms: Within the scope of “Österreich liest” (“Austria reads”), you can visit the literature museum in the National Library for free!
In front of the Central Library, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna. 8 October, 11:00-17:00. Web
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Peace Tram
“Why don’t we do it on the road?” With their song of the same name, the Beatles provided the motto for today’s peace mission around the Ring Road. For the third time, the peace tram promotes peace with an entertaining mixture of live music, performances, theatre, clowns and lectures. The tram stops at nine stations around the Ring Road and you can always hop on or off. You just need to catch it. Therefore: The peace ride starts at 15:00 at the station Kärntner Ring/Oper on the street side of the Hotel Bristol. The first act will be the Viennese singer-songwriter duo “Bis eine heult”. Riding along the tram is for free!
Ring-Bim, 1010 Vienna. 9 October, 15:00-19:00. No participation fee. Web
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 Thule Jug
Open Temple Day
There are several Buddhist centres in Vienna, but normally you do not notice much of them. Today, however, they open their doors and allow an exciting visit to the Buddhist community: With meditations and presentations as well as specials such as chanting Tara mantras, a workshop on attentiveness or an instruction on how to play Tibetan ritual instruments. Moreover, a book flea market will take place at the Buddhist centre at Fleischmarkt (a building definitely worth seeing!). By the way, you can read a fascinating interview with one of the first female Buddhist priests worldwide by the CitySpotterGirl here.
Several Buddhist centres in Vienna. 9 October, from 10:00 onwards. Free entry. Web
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Women Beauty Day
A fantastic feel-good programme for a Sunday! The beautiful “raum” at Gentzgasse will be converted into a one-day beauty & wellness temple for women today – with a programme that will relax and make happy: Feeling exercises, meditations and mutual pampering treatments for feet and face support you while enjoying and refilling your batteries. Pleasant chakra oils and other products of Akasha Sacred’s energising natural cosmetics will be used. Of course culinary delights will also be provided: organic snacks, fresh smoothies and a joint lunch – one has to spoil herself from time to time ;-)
raum – zentrum für schöpferisches tun, Gentzgasse 105, 1180 Vienna. 9 October, 10:00-18:00. €125. Web
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The Ring of the Nibelung Quarter
Wagner, look down! The good old “Ring” will be transformed in the Nibelungenviertel (Nibelung Quarter!) to a mixture of soap opera and local Valhalla. From today onwards, the performance-TV-collective will shoot a monumental four-part series for TV and use motives from Wagner’s opera – together with locals, everyone is welcome to join! The shooting will take place during several days. Tomorrow you can try the Ring’s most interesting props from the Tarnhelm to the forgetting potion, and on 16 Oct a dragon will appear in the quarter to shoot a crowd scene ;-) World premiere of the series: on 19 Jan.
Kriemhildplatz, 1150 Vienna. 10-23 October. No participation fee. Web 
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Bosch: Perfect Cooking with Jan Aigner
A dashing cook and delicious meals: The young chef Jan Aigner from Linz knocked the pots off so successfully that he won “The Taste”, Germany’s biggest TV cooking show. At the cooking event Perfect Cooking Professional which will take place at Bosch’s showroom Stilarena, you can see the kitchen hero live in Vienna. On the menu: Potato gnocchi with truffles, medium rare roast beef and raspberry ice cream – wine pairing included. The CitySpotterGirl raffles two tickets worth €198 (take your best friend with you!) for each cooking event on 15 and 16 November. In order to win, recommend the newsletter!

CitySpotterGirl raffle until 3 November 2016. More information and legal notices at
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 Andrea-Ioana Dumitrescu
Fall into Fashion
Dresses & drinks for a good cause: Tonight, the American Women Association (AWA) invites to a charity evening. The proceeds will go to the Viennese women’s shelters. For a fashion auction in the evening, the members of the association donated chic pieces from ball gowns and elegant dirndls to designer bags and earrings. Almost all pieces are second-hand but of high quality and quite luxurious. A few brand-new pieces will also be auctioned. Drinks, snacks and live music will increase the joy of donating; Shiatsu and manicure offers will contribute to relaxation. Find a little foretaste of the auction goods here!
ega, Windmühlgasse 26, 1060 Vienna. 10 October, 17:30-20:30. Free entry. Web
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Von wegen Lisbeth
Combining Berlin bluntness and indie pop is a particular talent of “Von wegen Lisbeth”, and enjoying the unusual a fundamental need of this group. Not only the texts and weird videos are original, the sound is as well. It exceeds the usual guitar-bass-drums-outfit by far and includes steel drums or an electric harp every now and then. This summer, “Von wegen Lisbeth” released their very first album, “Grande”, which was a great success. At the moment, the cool Berliners are on tour and will play at Chelsea tonight. Get tickets sooner rather than later since these guys are much sought after!
Chelsea, U-Bahnbögen 29-32, 1080 Vienna. 11 October, 21:00. €16. Web 
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Get back your lust for life!
Sometimes life does not go according to plan. Strokes of fate, alterations of their living situation or separations can force women to change their lifestyle. Therefore, the association “Frauen beraten Frauen” (“Women counsel women”) will start a psychotherapeutic year group today: Every second Tuesday, it will offer a space to process possible disappointments, develop new perspectives and rediscover the buried lust for life. The group will be lead by two female psychotherapists. If you want to participate, a preliminary consultation will be necessary.
Frauen beraten Frauen, Lehargasse 9/2/17, 1060 Vienna. From 11 October, 17:00. Web
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 Leopold Privatsammlung, Wien; Foto: MAK/Georg Mayer
Shunga. Erotic Art from Japan
When the first of their kind were created in the 17th and 18th century, they were probably perceived as pornography. Now they have become part of art history: With their seemingly relaxed attitude to nudity and sexuality, East Asian Shungas (spring pictures) convey freer sexual morals than we have been brought up with in Europe. The exhibition will start today at the MAK and show the artistic quality of these explicit erotic coloured woodcuts which became a mass phenomenon in spite of their long prohibition by Japan’s government. Contemporary nude photographs will build a bridge to the present.
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage: 11 October, 18:30. Free entry. Web
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Correct Staging with Light
Autumn approaches, awaking the desire to furnish – and light designer Veronika Mayerböck focuses on our own four walls today. She combines creative input and expertise in a practice-orientated workshop. It does not matter if you are in a practice, an office or your own flat: The atmosphere of the room is decisive for our well-being and our ability to concentrate. Since specific illumination situations of the participants will be analysed, you should send her a picture or a drawing of the respective room beforehand. After one hour of theoretical information you will analyse and plan together.
Habari, Theobaldgasse 16, 1060 Vienna. 12 October, 19:00. €165. Please register! Web
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Green is the new black
More and more green and sustainable labels are emerging at the moment. This is good! Now you can gain a great overview of the city’s eco and fair fashion offer by visiting the first sustainable pop-up store. Under the auspices of “anzüglich”, a pioneer label regarding organic and fair fashion, you can buy pretty pieces created by young and innovative Viennese designers directly next door to the MQ. Amongst others, you will find soft autumn dresses by Göttin des Glücks, black-white-red stripe looks by ulliKo and comfortable favourite pieces from the Zerum store. Finest green fashion on 150 sqm!
Popupzentrale, Mariahilfer Straße 3, 1060 Vienna. Until 15 October. Web
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 Peter Griesser, DIVA Arts Collective
A History of Nannerl Mozart
Not Wolferl but Nannerl will be the centre of tonight’s Mozart event. In her solo performance which generated great international attention, Sylvia Milo from New York tells the “true” story of Mozart’s sister. She too was a wunderkind, a keyboard virtuosa and a composer who back then performed as successful as her brother all across Europe. Her history and works fell into oblivion in the course of time and will be brought back to life in this piece in an impressive, touching and humorous way. By the way, the performance will take place at one of the original locations, at Mozart’s house and will be in English!
Mozarthaus, Bösendorfer Saal, Domgasse 5, 1010 Vienna. 12 October, 19:30. €35. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Hannibal No. 3
The CitySpotterGirl is happy about Hannibal drawing ever closer to the editorial office! Today the third branch of this stylish shop that sells wonderful goods from all over the world will open on Wiedner Hauptstraße in the quarter Freihausviertel. An abundance of selected globetrotter treasures fill the shelves in front of colourful walls: from Danish Bloomingville tableware to refined delicacies made by small manufactories. And – only in the fourth district! – refrigerated take-away food with finest pâtés or Prosecco. During the opening on 6 October, they offer a 10% discount on all purchases. Nice!
Hannibal, Wiedner Hauptstraße 22, 1040 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00-18:30, Sat 10:00-18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Sabine Maier
My gosh, it’s buzzing! Although still in the soft-opening phase, the Iki is already so crowded in the late morning that you can hardly see the reduced furniture with a Japanese touch. No wonder: The team of Mochi, the city’s best (and still most hip) Japanese restaurant assisted as adviser and has definitively left its mark on the big “Japanese Canteen” at Erste Campus. At least ten cooks are working in the open kitchen and deliver (in Mochi quality!) Donburi, soups, Bento boxes and incredible spicy rolls. It tastes excellent – the new railway station quarter has its first outstanding restaurant!
Iki, Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00-22:30. Web


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