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j a n u a r y 20 | 23. - 29.

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"Heya Girls!"
"Sustainable Development Goals", or SDG for short – you should make sure to memorise this term. It’s the name of the 17 sustainability goals of the UN, which enable a sustainable ecological, social and economic development of our world. The goals range from climate protection, poverty reduction and sustainable nutrition to education for all. In 2020, the Vienna Volkshochschulen will dedicate themselves to these SDGs throughout the year: each location takes up one of the 17 goals and invites you to explore this topic in workshops, installations and experiments, presentations and exhibitions, lectures, excursions and city walks. There will be 80 events in the spring semester alone! This Saturday at the big kick-off, all locations will offer free try-out sessions at the VHS Simmering. There you can get information about sustainable cooking or try out beekeeping and yogalates. Afterwards there will be a FutureTalk with the activists of Fridays for Future. It's important, ladies!
Wishing you a sustainable week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
VHS Simmering, Gottschalkgasse 10, 1110 Vienna. 25 January from 13:00. Free entry. Web
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Info Night: Women’s Trip to Marrakesh
Dreaming a little bit of warmth? Renata Willenig, an expert in women's travel, is planning a sensual relaxation holiday in the kingdom of Morocco this autumn. The "Journey to the Oasis of Femininity" starts on November 8, but today, globetrotters can get some in-depth information in advance. Magic moments and impressions in words and pictures provide real holiday vibes and anticipation – from thé à la menthe at the orient bazaar to the intimate Haddra ceremony at the hammam. Just the informative evening at the friendly Cafe Frauenhuber is already like a mini vacation ;-)

Cafe Frauenhuber, Himmelpfortgasse 6, 1010 Vienna. 23 January 18:45. Free entry. Web
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Green Ground Sale
There’s one big advantage to January: prices are tumbling almost everywhere! The fair fashion boutique Green Ground, too, picks up the red pencil. Until the end of February, you can snatch smart pieces from international labels at the sale. Selected pieces from the current winterwear are 30% off, remaining stock and certain items even 50%. T-shirts, dresses, shirts, skirts, sweaters, and much more, from brands like Armed Angels, LangerChen (great coats and jackets!) or Lanius that scores with feminine dresses. Everything has organic certification and is fairly produced!
Green Ground, Porzellangasse 14-16, 1090 Vienna. Tue-Fri 12:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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WIFI Open House
When it comes to further education and learning, you are certainly never too old! Today, the WIFI is once again satisfying a whole day's hunger for knowledge and thirst for success and invites you to over 60 (!) free information-, advice- and course events. This time, everything revolves around the success factor of digitalisation – from the keynote speech by the Business Angel Michael Altrichter to information on design production with the 3D printer to your own potential analysis. But you can also get a taste of all other professions. Valuable tips are also given in terms of subsidies. All free of charge!
WIFI, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna. 23 January 15:00 to 20:00. Free entry. Web
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 PV Vienna
PV Vienna Winter Sale
Whoo-hoo, new year, new young designer fashion! Viktoria Peschl aka PV Vienna is currently wildly tailoring her new collection, letting you look over her shoulder on her Instagram account. But of course this also means that the past collection has to go: her feminine wrap blouses, dresses and skirts made of high-quality fabrics like Vieböck linen are 30% off. The nice thing is: her designs are sometimes pinstriped, sometimes plain. Sometimes a dress in A-line, sometimes a wrapped one. The sale is today and tomorrow, a glass of Prosecco is included, too!
PV Vienna, Stumpergasse 11, 1060 Vienna. 24 January 11:00 to 20:00, 25 January 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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Lemon Party
So, this week we have something unusual: a lemon party at the design shop! Friday and Saturday the Heimweh in the fourth district presents itself in quite a fruity way. For designer and Heimweh-boss Sonja Ladstätter originally comes from the sunny south and is supplying us with an extra load of vitamin C this week. Friends from the Croatian island of Hvar will bring along untreated, unsprayed, sun-ripened lemons (and honey) – which will then be sold at the Heimweh. Conveniently, matching (kitchen) design accessories can also be purchased there ;-) 
Heimweh, Wiedner Hauptstraße 81, 1050 Vienna. 24 Jan 10:30 to 18:30, 25 Jan 10:00 to 16:00. Web
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 But Beautiful
Night of Programmkinos
Not only do a large number of hip and sophisticated films flicker across the screen all over Austria today, they are also free of charge! In Vienna alone there are six iconic cinemas from Gartenbau to Künstlerhaus (some with previews) joining in. Jacques Audiard's award-winning western "The Sisters Brothers" is shown in the Filmcasino, the Stadtkino shows a preview of the film "Born in Evin". And in the Votiv Kino Erwin Wagenhofer is looking for the beautiful and good in his latest film "But Beautiful", featuring people who are breaking new ground. Be sure to watch it!
Nacht der Programmkinos, various cinemas in Vienna. 24 January from 18:00. Free entry. Web
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 Ruiz Cruz
Culinaire L’Evrope
The Burgtheater calls its current event series "The Europe Machine" and today the question is: "What does Europe taste like?” The answer is a culinary-literary-musical journey to bilingual Carinthia: texts by regional luminaries such as Maja Haderlap, Handke and Christine Lavant are performed, with a course in between. The menu includes a Kirchtags soup with 36 ingredients, a juicy holiday roast and roast potatoes. By the way, the host is director Martin Kusej himself, Birgit Minichmayr will read, and there will be music by the Carinthian "Talltones".
Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. 25 January 18:00. 75€. Web 
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Marcel Ostertag Designer Sale
"Mommy is my greatest heroine!" The sentence could come from a child's mouth, but it was actually said by the hip Berlin designer and fashion designer Marcel Ostertag. For the new collection, he has drawn on all the inspiration he has had since childhood, and his mother Doris joins Bowie, Grace Jones and Alexander McQueen. Today, he arrives with a cross-section of his collection "Heroes" and gives advice in person! The hearts of the fashionistas melt just as much as the prices: the eye-catching pieces with funny fringes and patchwork patterns are 30% to 70% off. Cool!
Not another Concept Store, Ringstraßen Galerien, Kärntner Ring 5-7, 1010 Vienna. 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Film helps Refugees
An unusual flea market, for a good cause! Monika Buttinger, costume designer for a long list of great films, is once again organising a costume flea market this year with film outfits donated by renowned film companies such as Epo, Allegro and Secondi. And they will be given away today for a donation! With the costumes you can redress yourself in a cool (and unusual) way. Included are outfits by Sibel Kekilli, plus Adele Neuhauser, Katharina Strasser and Elyas M 'Barek. Syrian specialties and finger food from Nachbarinnen await you at the buffet – and all the proceeds will help refugees.
Kombinat West, Schwendergasse 41, Stiege 2, red entrance, 1150 Vienna. 24-26 January. Web
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 Mozarthaus Wien
Mozarthaus: Open House
Those who are ready to leave the well-trodden museum paths could make a Sunday side trip to Domgasse in the first district. There you will find the Mozarthaus, which celebrates today's birthday of the exceptional composer with an open day. The programme includes some exciting guided tours through the numerous exhibitions (starting at noon 12:00, at hourly intervals), a Mozart concert in the in-house Bösendorfer Hall (16:00) and hands-on workshops. Papageno masks are made there, for example. And everything is free of charge, on this special day!
Mozarthaus Vienna, Domgasse 5, 1010 Vienna. 26 January 10:00 to 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Max Brown Hotel
Max Brown Movie Nights
There are already 2 good reasons to go to the Max Brown 7th District: you need a cool room. Or you have a yen for a veggie Israeli treat at the Seven North (CitySpotterGirl raved about it). As of now, the place also tempts you with its own cinema hall and weekly movie nights! The Max Brown Theatre has a cosy 30 seats, vintage chairs, a chandelier, golden stucco – all in the Art Deco style. From today, every Sunday at 17:00, classics and must-see films of cinema history are shown – free of charge. By the way, the film title remains a surprise until the screening. First come, first serve!
Max Brown Theatre, Schottenfeldgasse 74, 1070 Vienna. From 26 Jan. Admission 16:30. Free entry. Web
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Days of Deals at Schuhe für Frauen
That’s what we ladies want: comfy shoes that aren’t embarrassing orthopaedic shoes but rather chic pumps and elegant heeled sandals. A large selection of those can currently be found on sale in Gertraud Buxhofer’s shop! Until mid-February, they sell off discontinued models and remaining stock, all exclusively produced in Europe and with special attention to wearing comfort, by the way. Like comfy winter shoes from Swiss company Amman, which are cuddly lined with shearling. Or smart Arche boots with wedge heels, whose natural latex soles allow extra cushioned walking.
Schuhe für Frauen, Kirchengasse 28, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Annika Weinthal
Dota Kehr used to be called “Kleingeldprinzessin”, these days she’s the frontwoman of the band Dota and will play in a great line-up today: with her she has two guest musicians from Austria. The whole thing sounds a bit like German pop à la Namika, and Dota is also compared with Joni Mitchell sometimes. As soft as the music may sound, the content is about heavy themes like world politics, sexism or borders. This will be an evening with a special singer-songwriter who will be remembered for a long time for her soulful lyrics. You can listen in here.
WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 27 January 20:00. 23€. Web
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 Julia Wesely
Julian Rachlin & Sarah McElravy
Drool! He conducts, she soloes: Julian Rachlin will appear today on the stage of the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus together with his wife Sarah McElravy: The outrageously attractive violin couple will play Mozart's heavenly Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra. It really warms the heart! The star conductor was born in Lithuania, by the way, but has been living in Vienna since 1978. As a professional musician, he is on the road for around 300 days a year and can look back on a career that has lasted for over 30 years... And he is only 45 years old!
Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 28 January 19:30. Tickets 20-73€. Web
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 Alexandra Warlits
Love Notes Pop-up
Well, ladies. So first of all, Valentine's Day is coming up and secondly, 2020 is all about self-love! That's what the young artist Alexandra Warlits is all about, who is throwing a party of self-love with her "Love Notes" today. And that's why she's opening a pop-up in the sous-bois café. From today (and all of February) her collage-mixed-art cards are available for purchase, which is celebrated with little treats! By the way, the cards are very noble, with a peephole ticket, behind which the illustrations are visible. Kind of makes you want to write a love letter to yourself ;-) 
sous-bois café, Neustiftgasse 33, 1070 Vienna. Pop-up from 28 January 18:30. Web
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 Claire Gregory
Permaculture Workshop
These are wild times we live in. Global dynamics such as climate change present us with major challenges. But each of us can do something. Today's Permaculture Workshop is aimed at people with a garden, balcony or flower box. Permaculture, originally developed for agriculture, offers some good solutions for food production and puts biological cycles, systemic understanding and ethical responsibility at the centre of design. Valerie Seitz from the association Permaculture Austria will tell us how the good life for all can succeed.
Kulturzentrum im Amerlinghaus, Stiftgasse 8, 1070 Vienna 29 January 18:00. Free entry. Web
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 Stefan Hauer
Heile Mich
A night at the theatre with the aktionstheater means: it will get intense. Martin Gruber's productions are veeery popular, so anyone who wants to see "Heile mich" has to be fast. "Heile Mich" (Heal me) alludes to the great rescue that will never come anyway. It's about the inner conflict and the question "When will we all finally be well again?" There is also tender rock music from Dun Field Three, a band you’ll have to keep an eye on. The play once had 2000 pages and was shaped down to one hour ten minutes. This is theatre with depth!
Werk X, Oswaldgasse 25A, 1120 Vienna. 29 January-2 February 19:30. 20€. Web
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Villgrater Natur
Mmmm, does it smell good here! And as befits the current winter season everything looks wonderfully cuddly. The Villgrater Natur products come from the East Tyrolean mountains – and you can truly see the healthy mountain air in them. Just like the sheep that bleat…uh, peep merrily from the walls. Their wool is mainly what it's all about here: knitting wool in winter colours and light woollen blankets, warm slippers and insoles, felt seat cushions and sheep's milk cosmetics are sold. You can also try out the natural bed system while counting the sheep on the walls ;-)
Villgrater Natur, Mariahilfer Straße 62, 1060 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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gragger & chorherr Holzofenbäckerei
As is well known, Christoph Chorherr has turned his back on politics, now he has started a social business project in the new Nordbahnof quarter together with super-baker Heli Gragger. An organic bakery with an adjoining neighbourhood café has been opened in a modern, glazed corner venue. Here you can not only buy the best (!) Salzstangerl in the world, but also spend hours chatting, working or browsing through the books in the in-house library. Besides breakfast, some snacks and Brettljause are served – everything is organic, regional, handmade.
gragger & chorherr Holzofenbäckerei, Schweidlgasse 25/ corner Bruno-Marek-Allee, 1020 Vienna. Mon-Sun 7:00 to 19:00. Web


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