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o c t o b e r 19 | 31. - 6.

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"Heya Girls!"
The numbers are really terrible: 577,000 tons of edible food are thrown away every year in Austria. A third of all foodstuffs end up in the waste basket! A clever project now wants to counteract. With the aid of the app “Too Good To Go” you can buy food in restaurants, bakeries and a few shops at heavily reduced prices and fetch it before it is disposed of. Example: the luxury-hotel SO/Vienna would have to throw away the leftovers from the breakfast buffet since they cannot or must not be reused. Thanks to the app you can now get a whole take-away box with treats from the buffet (after breakfast) for only 4.99€! Around 200 venues and shops in Vienna have already joined in – you can also save organic veggies by Adamah, Raw Juices and pastries from the day before for around the third of their price all over the city. It’s obviously a surprise what kind of stuff will be left over. But in any case, it can already be said that the desserts from the SO/Vienna are definitely the bomb ;-)

Wishing you a sustainable week,
Your CitySpotterGirl 
Too Good To Go. Download the app for free. Web
P.S. Attention: there will be no CitySpotterGirl next week. We’ll continue on 14 November!
Photo: Too good to go
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Nice name ;-) The recently opened Dudlerei is all about the well-known herbal lemonade with the couple in traditional garb-label – and the busy-bee company boss Thomas Klein. His most recent coup: a pop-up store in the 1st district where you can snatch around 800 private treasures and Almdudler-rarities of the entrepreneur family! Including: iconic signs and placards but also a legendary Fiat 500L from 1971, a dollhouse from the 30s and an original Mel Ramos pop-art colour print. You can also eat and drink here. Like Alpine herb-flavoured mini-Gugelhupfs. Eccentric!
Dudlerei, Wipplingerstraße 18, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat until 15:00. Web 
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Dia de los Muertos
Nice concept: according to Mexican belief, the dead visit from beyond the other side on 1 November, on the “Dia de los Muertos”, to celebrate a joyful reunion with us living people. In Vienna, the Day of the Dead is celebrated today at WUK with much pomp. The portico was designed by Mexican artists, there’s a carnival of dolls in and in front of the museum and an exhibition. With that, they have folkdance groups, mariachis and Mexican food. Tomorrow it’s the WUK’s turn, where the dead are being remembered with splendidly kitschy altars, dances and margaritas.
Weltmuseum, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. 31 October from 18:30. 12 €. Web WUK, 1 November 16:00. Web
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Annett Louisan
Aw, here comes the perfect antidote to the approaching November blues: the only Vienna-concert by Annett Louisan! The German vocal-sensation, who poetically named herself after her grandma (her real name is Annett Päge), has written some new heartwarming feel-good chansons. “Kleine große Liebe” is the name of the album where she warbles about the “Zweites erstes Mal”, about “Traumpaare aus der Gosse” and the “Straße der Millionäre”. It sounds heavenly, childish and a bit crazy all at the same time. If you don’t believe it, click here. The others will meet at Stadthalle. 
Wiener Stadthalle, Halle F, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. 31 October 20:00. 41-166 €. Web
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The female gaze
Ever heard of Louise Kolm-Fleck? If not it’s high time! She was not only the first female Austrian director but also caused quite a stir and a lot of turmoil in the 1930s with her radical (silent) films like “Frauenarzt Dr. Schäfer”. Even abortion, rape and impotence were not considered taboo by the film pioneer. Since 27 October, the Filmarchiv has been dedicating a retrospective to her. On 31 October, they show “Der Orlow” (two men, one woman, one stolen gemstone – that means drama!), on the last day, today: “Der Meineidbauer”, a farmer-maid-tragedy with consequences …
Metro Kinokulturhaus, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna.27 October-1 November. 16:30. 9.50 €. Web
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Soup with Purpose
From today, you can spoon up good karma in the form of soup in all of Austria again! More than 200 top venues once again participate in the relief effort of Wiener Tafel. 1 Euro goes directly to people affected by poverty. Not only does that warm your own stomach during the cold season but also, more importantly, the solidary heart! Viennese venues joining in: Marco Simonis, Palmenhaus, Mochi Ramen Bar, hidden kitchen, Bristol and many more. There’s really no good excuse NOT to gourmandise deliciously smelling soup with Grießnockerl, mushrooms or rice noodles with purpose!
Suppe mit Sinn, various venues in Vienna. 1 November until 31 December. For details see Web
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 Christa Fuchs
DeaD in Vienna
You can say what you want but a certain closeness to death is part of Vienna and the real Viennese, like Sachertorte and Stephansdom. So it’s quite fitting then that the two Operntheater artists and Viennese originals Stefan Fleischhacker and Antonia Lersch indulge in a “pretty dead body” on All Saints’ Day of all days. And serenade death in true city tradition. Which sounds ironic at times, like in the classic “Wenn I amoi stirb”, then sentimental, like in “Einsamer Sonntag”. But in the end the morbidly-tinted song-anecdote-night is thoroughly amusing :-)
Theater L.E.O., Ungargasse 18, 1030 Vienna.1 November 20:00. 20-30 €. Web
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Hut & Stiel Pop Up Café
Of course, culinary insiders are aware that you can’t buy head coverings or broomsticks here, but the finest oyster mushroom delicacies ;-) The Viennese mushroom growers who grow their mushrooms on coffee grounds obviously need new supplies. In any case, they invite you today not just for shopping but also for drinking coffee and eating cake. There will be sweets by ViolaWien, furniture by Indigo Express and, naturally, all kinds of fresh and pickled mushroom goodies from goulash to pesto. The first espresso is on the house. And today is the Opening Party.
Hut & Stiel Pop Up Café, Alserbachstraße 4, 1090 Vienna. From 2 November Thu-Sat 11:00 to 19:00, Sat until 17:00. Web
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 Katrin Hornek
Modified Grounds
This year, Wien Modern rolls into town with 100 events in 12 districts. So the theme of the festival, “growth”, is quite fitting. At today’s musical performance “Modified Grounds”, visual artist Katrin Hornek and composer Judith Unterpertinger outdo themselves. Together with 10 percussionists, they play in the inner room of the Brigittenauer Brücke which turns the bridge itself into a sound box. The audience “hovers” on a walkable grid between the surface of the water and the road from the shore of Brigittenau to the other side in Kaisermühlen. If that’s not cool!
Meeting point: Brigittenauer Brücke, access via Traisengasse, 1200 Vienna. 2 November 12:00. 19 €. Web 
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Margaret and Hermione Pop Up
CitySpotterGirl is a fan of the cool and well-fit shaping swim- and sportswear of Austro label Margaret and Hermione – just like many other ladies are as well :-) The entire collection is made from recycled fishing nets and today it can be purchased at Amour Fou in the first district under special circumstances! Because designer Barbara Gölles is on site, gives tips during trying on and brings many more pieces of the current sportswear collection than can usually be bought there! Colourful leggings, swimsuits, tops & co definitely get you into the mood for exercising!
Amour Fou, Herrengasse 5, 1010 Vienna. 2 November 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Dieter Nagl
“Made in Denmark“
They sure know how to design furniture, the Danes! And all interior- and aesthetic fans can now admire the iconic designs by Panton, Jacobsen & co. Hofmobiliendepot shows 200 Danish wow!-pieces from 1900 until today. Among them many furniture classics but also ceramics and jewellery. You may not sit in it, the “Egg Chair” by Arne Jacobsen or in the “Relaxer” by Verner Panton, but you can stand in front of it and be amazed. Highlights from the „Skønvirke”-period (the Danish Jugendstil), Art Deco and PVR period of the 70s are presented, too. Mandatory education!

Hofmobiliendepot, Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Vienna. Until 12 January 2020 Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. 10.50 €. Web
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Lisa Fitz & “Flüsterwitz”
She’s wicked, funny, direct and loud – and one of the most intelligent cabaret artists on the current joke-cannon market: Lisa Fitz. So anyone who is, for whatever reason, in a bad mood and could do with a good portion of fun has to go to the Metropol theatre tonight. The Bavarian queen of gags has brought her “whisper joke(s)” and guitar songs and flouts paranoia and other adverse circumstances. Also feeling the heat will be of course (political) leaders, and the boring fake- and cowardly culture of discussion. 1 hour of Fitz and everything will be alright again, promise!
Wiener Metropol, Hernalser Hauptstraße 55, 1170 Vienna. 3 November 20:00. 22-30 €. Web
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Wool and fabric remnants party
A paradise for wool addicts! This weekend, knitting ladies and sewaholics can pick from an embarrassment of riches. Almost 50 international exhibitors at Modegroßcenter present their fabrics, wool, yarn and spinning supplies for fiercely upgrading the content of knitting basket and sewing box. You can also get new ideas from pros like Patchworkgilde or Klöppelverein as well as from workshops. Today, for example, they demonstrate how to knit sleeves and sew shoulder seams, and spinning ladies can try out different machines and techniques at the “Faserwerkstatt”.
MGC Modegroßcenter, Modecenterstraße 22, 1030 Vienna. 2 November 10:00 to 18:00, 3 November until 17:00. 5 € Web
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 Cecilie Arcurs
Functional Fitness
A truly efficient all-inclusive training for the whole body starts today at St. Josef hospital. Seven sessions improve your physical fitness at all levels. The programme includes: strength-building, balance, stability, flexibility, coordination and endurance. What else does a woman want? The main “fitness device” will be your own bodyweight. The nice side-effects: body toning and fat burning, grin. But in all honesty, the coolest thing is the improvement of your sense of well-being and of your fitness state from head to torso.
Kurszentrum at St. Josef Krankenhaus, Auhofstraße 189, 1130 Vienna. From 4 November (7 x Mon) 19:00. 105 €. Sign up. Web 
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All das Schöne
A child makes a list with all the things it loves about life. Namely to give its mother a new lease of life after a suicide attempt. This is, simply put, the plot of the theatre piece “All das Schöne” by author and star-director Duncan Macmillan, which has been picked up again due to its huge success. He actually wrote it for a man originally, but today it celebrates its debut at the theatre Drachengasse with female direction and a woman in the lead role! And actress Michaela Bilgeri provides a million good reasons why life is worth living.
Theater Drachengasse, entrance Drachengasse 2, 1010 Vienna. 4-23 November Tue-Sat 20:00. 19 €.
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Open House Alma Gastrotheque
The pure wine trend is starting to be on everyone’s lips over here as well. Since today, there are all of 80 (!) of these super “unadulterated and made from organic grapes”-drops at Alma Gastrotheque. Although a visit to Christina Nasr and Andreas Schwarz has paid off before as well – it’s just really cool there. But now that you can also buy the wonder-wine at the venue “to go”, you’ll simply have to make an extra stop there. They cooperate with the wine business Weinskandal in the third district. From today at 17:00 is Open House. Come, degust and taste!
Alma Gastrothèque, Große Neugasse 31, 1040 Vienna. 5 November from 17:00. Free entry. Web
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acousticClub with Maddy Rose
The young singer with the outstanding jazz voice isn’t all that unknown anymore. After song-writing studies in London, first songs like “Begin Again” on BBC radio and performances at Frequency and the Danube Island Festival, she’s a guest today at the acousticClub in Vienna! Which will certainly make every woman’s heart rejoice, for the Salzburg-born lady has her brand-new, self-confident women’s power-single “You Ain’t Got Me Waiting” in tow. No wonder that the feminist music label Silvertree Records recently signed her on. This woman is going places!
Local, Heiligenstädter Straße 31, 1190 Vienna. 5 November 20:00. Free entry. Sign up. Web
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10 Years SchmuckDesign Herbststraße
The art school Herbststraße might as well change addresses briefly and present the prettiest jewellery works at MAK on the occasion of the anniversary-jamboree. You can admire around 40 exceptional exhibits by students and graduates. Like: the delicate “Mohn Collier” by Jiayi Zhang, “geometric exercises” by Susanne Hammer which can be worn around the neck as architecture or the “About Colour Flow”-necklace by Konstanze Prechtl. Today is the opening! Cool: the performance-event-marathon on Saturday and Sunday with jewellery-speed-dating & co.
MAK Forum, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna.5 November 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Fabric Flea Market at Herzilein
It wouldn’t be surprising if passionate sewing ladies and hobby designers only see unicorns, colourful little stars and plaids soon. Today and tomorrow, the Herzilein workshop hosts a big sale of fabrics and supplies where the low prices per meter only fuel your desire to buy rolls of cloth. Fine ribbed pope line can be purchased from 3€ per metre, sweat-fabrics from 7€ and warm boiled wool from 9€. That should be enough for at least a winter jacket, some unicorn pyjamas and a blouse with a bow. If you need more tips, you can browse Vienna’s first DIY-guide, by CitySpotterGirl, obviously.
Herzilein Wien, Tivoligasse 29, 1120 Vienna. 6+7 November 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Mercan Sümbültepe
Long Night of Books & Buch Wien
Today, bookworms will have to split themselves into five at least. Austria’s biggest book fair starts off with a big opening-reading festival and many star guests on 9 stages at once! At 20:000 Michael Köhlmeier tells fairytales and poetry slam acrobats perform zeitgeisty rap. Vea Kaiser dances “Rückwärtswalzer at 20:35, plus at 21:00 Donau Lounge opens with new literature from 11 Danube countries. 500 authors enjoy an audience for five days. And foodies are spoiled with live cooking at the cooking stage. Mandatory appointment: the iconic book party at Gartenbaukino on 8 November!
Messe Wien, Halle D, Trabrennstraße, 1020 + various locations in Vienna. 6-10 November. 12 €/day. Web
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Biyon Kattilathu: Because every day is special
Adventurous folks can look forward to a happy mix of consultation, cabaret and motivation-show at the Globe tonight. The recipe for it is provided by the likable Indian guy from Ruhrpott and social media star Dr. Biyon Kattilathu, who has been on a search for happiness since he studied Economics. He already explained to half a million fans how you manage to enjoy the moment without worrying about the past and the future or find the love of your life. Today, the entertainer “practises” in Vienna and takes you on a journey to happiness with a great portion of humour.
Globe Wien, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. 06+ 13 November 19:30. 34,90 €. Web
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rudolf Vienna
The Austro-knitting label rudolf, which was founded in 2014 by Lisa Mladek and Antonia Maedel, just got its own shop! In the former Sight store on Kirchengasse, fashionistas have 60 hip, puritanically furnished square metres to explore cool (unisex) knit trousers, dresses, scarves and jumpers – fringed and not-fringed, as well as pillows and plaids. They also have some loden pieces. Everything is produced by hand in small manufactories within a radius of just 150 kilometres. Even the raw yarn gets its natural colour-shine in their own dye house in the 23rd district, from “Lobster” to “Krapp”.
rudolf Vienna, Kirchengasse 24, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Sat 11:00 to 18:00.  Official opening party 9 November.  Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Yes, we all know the Badeschiff already. But the galley has been taken over by a whole new crew – namely the cooks of the not-for-profit association Speisen ohne Grenzen. They had to leave their home countries of Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria in the past few years. Which means that below deck of the ship wrapped in pink, you can now enjoy unusual dishes: for the cooks who fled to us have not only brought courage but also the traditional cuisine of their homes. Every day it’s the turn of a different country, once Ouzi (stuffed puff pastries) from Syria, then Okra stew from Somalia.
Badeschiff, Franz-Josefs-Kai 4, 1010 Vienna. Tue-Fri 12:00 to 15:00, 18:00 to 22:00, Sat 16:00 to 22:00, Sun 11:00 to 16:00. Web


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