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j u n e 19 | 13. - 19.

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"Heya Girls!"
He may not necessarily look like a hero, but he is one to me: Royston Maldoom. The English dancer and choreographer works with non-dancers all over the world: he danced the Carmina Burana with a hundred street kids in Addis Abeba and rehearsed the ballet Le sacre du printemps with 250 young Berliners (from 25 nations) and the Philharmonic orchestra under the direction of Simon Rattle. If you have ever seen the stunning documentary Rhythm Is It! about the Berlin project, you’ll know what I’m talking about (cry alert!). Why am I telling you this? Because Royston Maldoom brought community dance to Vienna in 2007. And started an incredibly success story together with Caritas. 14,500 participants in the previous years, last year alone, they reached 3,400 active participants and 7,100 spectators, they staged 44 performances. “Tanz die Toleranz” is considered one of the most important European programmes in the area of community dance. And now my hero is in Vienna this weekend! Maldoom gives a lecture and a workshop – and at Ankerbrotfabrik, they are dancing tolerance again with No Lost Love.
Wishing you an impressive week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Tanz die Toleranz, Absberggasse 27 / Objekt 19, 1100 Vienna. 13 +14/15 June. Free entry. Web
Photo: Barbara Mair
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Stoffsalon Sale
“We need space” is the mission – which is why Alexandra Rath’s Stoffsalon has a cheerful three-day-sale of pretty clothing & interior fabrics! From -10% to, believe it or not, -70% on all fabrics in stock: selected jerseys, printed cotton fabrics, voile and season fabrics. You can also acquire particular things like soft shell, plush, or cord for little money. Such an amount of materials had better come with the appropriate manuals – and here you go, even selected sewing patterns are included in the sale. By the way: they also have bigger remnants as a whole!
Stoffsalon, Westbahnstraße 38, 1070 Vienna. 13-15 June. Web
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 MQ, Cabeza Patata
MQ SummerOpening
It’s hard to ignore – summer is here! And that’s why there is a really fat party to celebrate the start of the hot season at MuseumsQuartier. With free admission from 17:00 to all (!) museums and cultural institutions with special guided tours and many other highlights! But it will also rock outdoors: from 19:00, you’ll hear Swankster’s hip-hop sound through the main yard, and later they got Grammy award-winner J. Hoard and Austro-rapper Misses U as reinforcements. Also included: a boat race in the water basin and free mini-golf from 15:00.
MQ Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 13 June 15:00 to 23:30. Free entry. Web
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 Steve Gullick
Daniel Blumberg
They say there are songwriters who have to feel bad in order to write good songs. Daniel Blumberg appears to be one of them. The young musician, who is also a shooting star as a painter and is currently exhibiting in the Hamburg Deichtorhallen, has created a beautiful, melancholic, broken piece of poetry with his last LP. The Times called “Minus” a classic, the Rolling Stone “terrific”. The whole record was made within five days in the Café Oto in London. At the rhiz, you can lose yourself in the emotions of Blumberg today, always on the edge of depression and the blues.
rhiz, Lerchenfelder Gürtel, Gürtelbogen 37, 1080 Vienna. 13 June 20:00. Web
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Weiße Tafel at Augarten
Whoa, it’s not often that you can dine like that in Vienna! To kick off the culinary Wienissimo Festspiele tonight, they’re setting a 65m long white table in front of Augarten Palace, beautifully decorated with flowers and Augarten figurines. First, there’s an event for VIPs, but right afterwards, you can treat yourself to a fine 3-course-menu. The minimum donation for that is 39€ and will go to the Austrian Children’s Villages. And since the weather forecast predicts a midsummer’s night for Friday, it’s certainly going to be mega atmospheric.
Augarten, in front of the Palace, 1020 Vienna. 14 June 19:00. Minimum donation 39 €. Web
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Prince Eugayn
The rumour mill has been wondering for 300 years: was Prince Eugen gay? On the occasion of EuroPride, the Upper Belvedere picks up the rumours and gossip about the “eternal bachelor” and hosts a theme tour all about homosexuality in the arts. Unknown titbits about Viennese history will be revealed when the perspective is changed, allowing a new, different look at the collection of the Prince of Savoy. Maybe you can even take a guess at special preferences and passions? If queer or not – it’s an exciting excursion into history.
Oberes Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna. 14 June 18:00. Tour 4 €. Web
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Nordic Summer Ball
Yes, yes, the far North has become real fashionable and is also a very popular holiday destination. And today you can get into the right mood by venturing onto the dance floor of the first Nordic Summer Ball taking place at the beautiful baroque Palace Schönburg. It will contain all the elements of a classic ball with opening, dancing, and live-music in an elegant setting and evening dress, as it should be. But you will also hear Scandinavian songs, and you can show off your “Nordic knowledge” during a quiz. On top of that, they have sweets by Lux & Lauris and vodka. Hey Skol!
Palais Schönburg, Rainergasse 11, 1040 Vienna. 14 June 20:00. 50 €. Web
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Love Your Belly
Fortunately, wasp waists like during Sissi’s time aren’t “in” anymore – the empress had 51 cm! However, many women still lack the self-confidence to stand by their own bellies. With their workshops, the fabulous “Bauchfrauen” intend to create acceptance and love for the belly. For two days, the German power-ladies will finally come to Vienna too! Emotional motivation-lectures, a dance unit (to shake off self-doubts) and a relaxing meditation await you during a four-hour-workshop with successful author Sandra Wurster. Great!
Veranstaltungsraum Wien Mitte, Salmgasse 6, 1030 Vienna. 15+16 June 12:00 to 16:00. 85 €. Web
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feinedinge* Sample Sale
Attention, important announcement for all friends of porcelain and pastel: Sandra Haischberger once again hosts the eagerly anticipated Sample Sale in her wonderful tableware paradise! For 2 day, the pretty tableware can be purchased at heavily reduced prices. In delicate colours, Asian flower patters or with golden dot – sigh! Plus, beautifully formed vases, cute heart-shaped bowls, drinking cups and colour pattern samples from different series of the manufactory. Every item is a piece of art that you can safely buy as single piece as well.
feinedinge*, Margaretenstraße 35, 1050 Vienna. 14 + 15 June. Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
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Day of Open Community Gardens
There are more and more of them! Urban gardening already belongs to Vienna like sausage stands – and numerous community gardens invite you to a chat with the gardeners today. And to look at the green stuff, sorry, the floral and veggie splendour. In the Gasometer quarter, you can visit the 11erGarten, the Pfeilgarten in the eight district is hosting a summer party – and in the Grätzl garden Alsergrund at the Narrenturm things get real crazy: herbal walk, reading corner, self-made bread spreads, lemonade and pies as refreshments, information on wild bees and interesting facts on permaculture!
Numerous community gardens in all of Vienna. 15 June 9:30 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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 Niko Havranek
It’s getting bigger and bigger! The huge creativity market now takes place for three days already: young designers, start-ups and artists join in the urban sales exhibition in the halls of Ottakringer Brewery, from Hamamaniac to Wiener Alchemisten. Shrill individual pieces, vintage and fine new things can be purchased, from fashion to product design – affordable and yet very special at the same time. Delicious food is provided by restaurateurs such as Brotkost, plus they have a Fesch workshop and a bicycle market. And willhaben is there with a “Vintage Wohnzimmer”. Real pretty!
Ottakringer Brauerei, Ottakringer Platz, 1160 Vienna. 14-16 June. 5 €. Web
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Jewish Street Festival
Colourful, loud, vibrant: things are getting wild today at Judenplatz. You can discover, buy and try Jewish art, culture and culinary treats. More than forty organisations will participate and numerous sales stands offer pretty craftsmanship, literature and fashion. There’s lots of kosher food, even kosher Asian food by Mea Shearim and ice-cream by Veganista! The musical focus is on the country of Italy this year. Among others, the concert features “Spaghetti and Noodles”, who combine traditional Jewish music with classic Italian melodies. Please bring your passport!
Judenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. 16 June 15:00 to 20:00. Free entry. Web
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 Bernhard Muller
You enjoy watching this woman digging through waste. The Belgian artist Sarah Vanhee has collected her waste over the course of a year, which she unpacks on stage for Oblivion. But apart from the common refuse like plastic packages or cotton buds, there are also absurdly banal things like secreted body fluids, discarded ideas or emails that were deleted. Vanhee questions the whereabouts of our waste and criticises our throwaway society. All this leads to a valuable realisation: the useless can actually be beautiful!
Gösserhallen, Halle 4, Laxenburger Straße 2b, 1100 Vienna. 16 June 20:00 to 22:15. Web
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 Deine Mitte
Wirbelwochen at Donaupark
Going through life with your head held high: the spine makes it possible. To help the body keep this up and find balance with all the work done sitting down every day, you have to mobilise, strengthen and stretch. That is exactly what happens during the Wirbelwochen ('Vertebra Weeks'), which start today. In the weekly course, you strengthen (with your own body weight and small equipment) the torso and the shoulders, balance exercises target the core muscles. The holistic body training significantly relieves the vertebrae and intervertebral discs. And all this outside in the fresh air at Donaupark!
Donaupark, Arbeiterstrandbadstraße, 1220 Vienna. From 17 June Wed 18:30 to 19:30. 10-15 €. Web
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Full Moon Night at Donauturm
Today’s full moon. And where are you closer to heaven than on the Danube Tower where you can observe the beautiful spectacle of nature 160 metres above the ground. The night at the Tower Café is entirely under the sign of the stars. The seasonal Moonlight buffet satisfies your culinary cravings, before the gaze wanders upwards to the stars with astrologer Barbara Weninger. With the exact time of birth, she analyses your personal planetary constellations for love, partnership and success. A Moonlight aperitif and Schremser full moon beer are included as well, naturally. Romantic!
Donauturm, Mispelweg 8, 1220 Vienna. 17 June 19:00 to 23:55. 54.70 €. Web
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Sale at Fancy
It’s a pity when a beautiful shop closes its doors forever. Christiana Hartl, artisan and owner of Fancy in the second district, is retiring – over the course of the last three days, though, there is an extensive sale where you can find some real bargains. Up for grabs are artful necklaces and colliers, original ear jewellery and decorative items, all of which she lovingly hand-made in her workshop. Plus, apart from the unique articles, she also sells of the entire furnishings, and all the materials that are used for making the pieces of jewellery. Adieu, Fancy!
Fancy, Haidgasse 5, 1020 Vienna. 17+19 June 13:00 to 18:00, 18 June 12:00 to 17:00. Web 
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Show by Fashion School Hetzendorf
Original and innovative! 200 creations and a 60 metres long loop-shaped catwalk with a view of the Schlosspark – these are the ingredients for the brilliant graduation show at Modeschule Hetzendorf. Not only the qualified collections of the graduating class can be admired today, but also the materialised tailor-dreams of the students of the second to fourth classes. They present sewed and knitted things but also artsy accessories, bags, and shoes. Everything is true to the theme “illusion”. And since this notoriously draws big crowds, they do two shows.
Schloss Hetzendorf, Hetzendorfer Straße 79, 1120 Vienna. 16 June 18:00 + 20:30. From 12 €. Web
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 Andreas B. Krueger
Tiny (Bau)Haus
Big anniversary: 100 years of Bauhaus! As a self-identified Bauhaus-fan, CitySpotterGirl can’t miss this, her daughter slept in a Bauhaus cradle as a baby, after all. For the 100th anniversary of the art school, a “Tiny Bauhaus” right out of a 3D printer is put up in MQ whose inside lets you experience the world of this most important design movement of the 20th century. The Bauhaus locations Weimar, Dessau and Berlin are being presented just as well as a virtual reality journey into the reconstructed office of Bauhaus director Walter Gropius.
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 17-19 June 10:00 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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Button Masala Textile Technique
Sewing without needle, thread or sewing machine? It’s possible! Button Masala is a clever technique where textiles can be joined together without seams with the help of buttons and rubber bands. At today’s workshop, the DIY-process is explained, after which you may create your first item of clothing yourself right away. Because it’s done in a jiffy when you don’t need any sewing equipment! In the price included is a Button Masala starter set, and the fabric that you want to work on you’d best bring yourself. You definitely don’t need any prior knowledge!
Werkbuchcafe, Haidgasse 5/7, 1020 Vienna. 19 June 15:00 to 18:00. From 69 €. Web
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 Palais Coburg
Picnic in nature
A picnic-outing is always a romantic idea, but often fails because of the preparations in the kitchen. If you want to avoid having to fill the picnic basket yourself, you can now let Palais Coburg work for you. You can pre-order and collect a completely finished basket there and take it to the countryside. The eight-course menu is exquisitely fine-tuned by the head chefs. Who can say they ever had a picnic feasting on sirloin slices with fregola salad and sweet-sour cauliflower with algae? Water and wine are included. From time to time, you may indulge in some luxury, after all!
Collection at Palais Coburg, Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Vienna. 125 € for 2 people. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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The Viennese Guy
He might call himself “The Viennese Guy”, but ladies are just as welcome in this shop. The store for design articles and accessories has moved to Wiedner Hauptstraße and has taken this opportunity to expand: the new shop is three times as big, houses 16 designers and now also includes an integrated café. The product line ranges from cool print-shirts, hand-painted ceramics and wallets made of recycled gym mats to graphic illustrations – all made by creators from Vienna with a focus on sustainability. Original and kindly not at all expensive!
The Viennese Guy, Wiedner Hauptstraße 113, 1040 Vienna. Mon-Fri 13:00 to 19:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Jan Lackner
Das Bootshaus
This heat only leaves one choice: flee to the water. How convenient that family Querfeld have opened their boathouse at the Old Danube after a long period of renovation. With its elegant-handsome ambiance (open fireplace, whitewashed wooden walls, brown Chesterfield leather couches), it might as well be in Long Island, the summer refuge of rich New Yorkers. The terrace is situated partly at, partly on the water and always offers a cool breeze. And the food is wonderful: extensive breakfast menu, fish&chips and of course lots of pies!
Das Bootshaus, An der unteren Alten Donau 61, 1220 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:30 to 23:00, Sat+Sun 9:00 to 23:00. Web


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