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Die StadtSpionin
n o v e m b e r 18 | 15. - 21.

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"Heya Girls!"
Jesus! Such a mega move can only be managed with a lot of passion! After all, it was about heaving Ottakringer Glasfabrik’s 3000 sqm vintage-interieur-treasure chest to a new location. The feat seems successful, for this Saturday the legendary nostalgia-biotope for furniture and interior accessories is opening its doors again behind Westbahnhof. The former ÖBB printing house offers lots of space: “Glass fabricants” Christoph and Marcus Matschnig & Simon Weber-Unger can now distribute their treasures, ranging from early baroque to the 1980s, on 2000 sqm on three floors. The ground floor is dedicated to the “industrial style”, the first floor is home to couches, smaller furniture and old oil paintings radiating vintage flair, and on the second floor they have created a “travel department” with old suitcases, ship’s furniture, and historical knick-knack, which was inspired by the real train station atmosphere plus audible announcements from the train station next door. Urgent browsing alert!

Wishing you a neat week,
Your CitySpotterGirl

Glasfabrik, Felberstraße 3, 1150 Vienna. Opening 17 November from 10:00. Web
Photo: Glasfabrik /Margret Weber-Unger
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Evening of Dinky Delights
Yes, bit by bit, you may start with the Christmas shopping! For instance today in Hollandstraße, where nine special guests offer their goods at the store of designer Silvia Gattin. You can shop for incredibly fluffy cashmere trousers by Caleo Cashmere, charming stationery stuff by Carissimo Letterpress, fantastically beautiful, golden ornament-earrings by Eambrandis Jewellery, or spacious Rumpel bags. And ethno-fashion and home accessories by the polyglot host, obviously. To accompany the whole thing, Prosecco is flowing and nice music is playing, very relaxed!

Silvia Gattin, Hollandstraße 9, 1020 Vienna. 15 November 17:00 to 21:00. Web
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 Le Creuset
Le Creuset
Heavyweights can hardly be prettier than this! The cast-iron cookware of the company Le Creuset from northern France can be put directly on the laid table thanks to its beautiful colours and shapes. But its quality is also convincing. Why is CitySpotterGirl telling you this? Today, the first Austrian brand shop of the company opens in the city, where you can also find water kettles, stoneware pottery, and silicone accessories, apart from the known roasting pans. On the opening day, you may also try Creuset-roasted food, and if you shop for over 50 Euros, you get a mini-cocotte as a gift. Oh là là!

Le Creuset, Tuchlauben 17, 1010 Vienna.  Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:30, Sat until 17:00. Web
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 Die Herrlichen Damen
Die Herrlichen Damen: “Zeitlos”
Definite feel-good programme with a hefty dose of glitter, glamour & humour in a cosy bar! So it’s off the couch and off to the Felixx, where “Herrliche Damen” make sure everyone is in high spirits today with a travesty-revue. The fantastic costumes, refined hair creations, and exclusive feather arrangements alone are a big hit, and the choreographies make every female dancing gal turn green with envy ;-) The show programme with live-singing includes musical highlights from “Chicago” to “Hairspray”, internationally popular tunes, and disco hits from the 70s. Super!

Felixx, Gumpendorfer Straße 5, 1060 Vienna. 15 November 21:00. 8 €. Web
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 Lisa Winter
Tassel Tales Collection Launch
Fairly produced, sustainable, and by women for women! The label “Tassel Tales” was founded in 2016 by a sister-trio, the styles are mostly handmade by women’s collectives around the world. The newest creations are Morocco-heavy and inspired by André Heller’s magical Anima Garden in Marrakech and traditional carpet weavers. You can still shop the colourful fashion made from natural materials like raw silk until tomorrow in a pop-up in Lindengasse, they celebrate the new collection there today with drinks and music. You can check out fashion here, at the portal!

AFA, Lindengasse 27, 1070 Vienna. Launch Event 16 November from 18:30, Pop Up 15-17 November. Web
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5 Years Répertoire Party
Happy Birthday! The treasure trove for original (Thonet bracelets), weird (fly brooches), and pretty (CitySpotterGirl’s books) things has existed for five years, always lovingly selected by the two owners. That’s why they are having a party tonight in Otto-Bauer-Gasse, with cocktails and musical entertainment. And so that fans and party guests get something out of the birthday as well: apart from the now legendary auction of certain special products from the Répertoire’s assortment, there will be a Répertoire-bingo – affectionately referred to as “Ringo” – for the first time.

Répertoire, Otto-Bauer-Gasse 9, 1060 Vienna. 16 November from 17:00. Web
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 Maša Stanic
The suspense is growing! Taubenkogel is taking a trip to Vienna once again and opens a pop-up restaurant for gourmets today! While things were pretty pompous at the Post Palais a year ago, this time it’s going to be a pretty casual affair and quite New York style. Because Barbara Eselböck and Alain Weissgerber are settling in the old tram depot at Meidling until 22 December. They serve two different menus, making a reservation is mandatory. But: at the bar and the Würstelstand (yes, they have that, too, this year!) you can simply drop by. Culinary highlights are guaranteed, taubenkogel-style!

Lokvogel, Alte Remise, Eichenstraße 2, 1120 Vienna. 16 Nov to 22 Dec. Mon-Sat from 18:00. Web
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ReiseSalon – Travel Fair
When the November mist comes down on the city, you may experience some wanderlust. A practical remedy is offered in the form of the Travel Fair Reisesalon in Schönbrunn. More than 100 exhibitors present the most diverse destinations there this weekend. What’s special about this is that, aside from information and consulting, they also have a cool framework programme, from lectures, culinary samples, and dance performances to free workshops like sushi making or learning Dutch. And in the Virtual Reality Corner, you may take off to New York, Rio, or Paris!

Schloss Schönbrunn, Orangery, Schönbrunner Schlossstraße 47, 1130 Vienna. 17+18 Nov. 9 €. Web
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 Lalish Theaterlabor
European Theatre Night
Esteemed theatre fans, there is much on the repertoire today! Because in the course of the “European Theatre Night”, numerous stages can be visited for a voluntary donation. In Vienna, these are many fascinating off-stages in particular – from “brut” in the first district to Lalish Theaterlabor in the Währing suburbs. Plus, you can also get a whiff of stage air yourself, like during a “Impromime”-workshop at Ottakringer Brunnenpassage. And the Kosmos-Theater has an Open Day, from 15:00 today already, at 20:00 they show the ecstatic-matriarchal cosmology “Mütter”.

Several theatres in Vienna. 17 November. Voluntary donation. Programme online
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Big Vintage Flea Market
This weekend, the indoor flea market at the Ottakringer Kunsttankstelle is the no. 1 destination for secondhand-goods-gatherers. Among the used-article-shops, grandma stalls, vintage-freak-collection, and great finds from the 1950s to the 1990s, you’ll find small pieces of furniture, shrill fashion, tableware, records, and all sorts of stuff that makes life more beautiful. Including pretty strange things à la “Lounge Chair with integrated (hairdresser’s) dryer”. To each their own ;-) Culinary happiness is promised in the form of a “70s-buffet-on a spit”, and you can also treat yourself to a lil glass of liqueur.

Kunsttankstelle Ottakring, Grundsteingasse 45-47, 1160 Vienna. 17 +18 November 11:00 to 18:30. Web
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It goes without saying that Fesch’Markt will be quite fetching once more! After all, it serves as a platform and matchmaking place for like-minded folks who will be bustling about, happily united, at the Ottakringer Brewery for three days. More than 200 (young) designers, artists and small-scale manufacturers present the results of their creative effort: flashy individual items from unusual T-shirts and beauty stuff to accessories and design clutter. Affordable yet still really special! Plus: gastro stalls and original workshops like “Knitted Bangles” or “Terrazzo Coasters”.

Ottakringer Brauerei, Ottakringer Platz, 1160 Vienna. 16-18 November. 4 €. Web
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 Wiener Eislauf-Verein
Kirtag am Eis
Now, CitySpotterGirl always eyes with a bit of envy those ice dance couples whirling around the ice rink so elegantly and seemingly at zero risk of slipping. At today’s “Kirtag am Eis” (already existed in the 1920s!), though, they are not ice dancing but round dancing – with the gigantic advantage that round dance is practiced on amateur-level and not competitively like ice dance. That’s why today’s event at the Wiener Eislauf-Verein resembles a ball, and the ladies may also allow unknown gentlemen to ask them to dance ;-) Dress code is Tracht and there’s pretzels and weisswurst for refreshment!

Wiener Eislauf-Verein, Lothringerstraße 22, 1030 Vienna. 18 November from 11:00. 8.40 €. Web
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Brazilian Cultural Festival
Now that November is showing its greyish-grey side, some hot, colourful Brazilian flair feels really good! At Weltmuseum, a three-day festival is being celebrated right now that strives to illustrate the wealth of the Brazilian cultural heritage – including dancing, a capoeira workshop, concerts, readings, and talks. On today’s (last) day of the festival, the program starts off with Brazilian instrumental music, afterwards you can watch Brazilian animated films. Then things get whirly-colourful once more with a “Carnaval no Museu” and a Samba class performance.

Weltmuseum, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. 16-18 November. Free entry. Web
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 Christopher Glanzl
Omas gegen Rechts: Café + Resistance
Great initiative by a group of ladies 50+: for months, “Omas gegen Rechts” have been campaigning for democratic values, human rights, and our welfare- and constitutional state (currently undergoing degradation). In the course of the Vienna Art Week, they open an “Omas-Café” at MuseumsQuartier, where different events take place. Today, they start their week of protest “Resistance in Paradise” with a noisy, scratching, and screeching caterwauling and nagging choir protest march through the entire MQ. At night, the grandmas talk about their experiences at the café. More events here!

MuseumsQuartier, OMAS-Café im Raum D / Q21, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 19-25 November. Web
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Orange Wine Festival
For the not-so-vinophile folks: Orange Wine is made from white, natural grapes. Just like with red wine production, they are processed through prolonged contact with grape skins, from which they get their gorgeous colours ranging from orange to amber. And the wines are produced unfiltered and without chemical additives, yeasts, enzymes or added sugar. Today at MuseumsQuartier, 65 winemakers present more than 200 Orange Wines – most of them from Austria and Slovenia, but there are some from other countries as well. And for the first time, there will be a tasting of red Orange Wine as well!

MuseumsQuartier, Arena 21, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 19 November 14:00 to 20:30. 35 €. Web
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Recognising Fake News
They used to be called canards and usually happened rather by accident, today “fake news” are spread on purpose and are used for political or entrepreneurial reasons. In the age of electronic media, it is difficult even for professionals to determine whether a story can be trusted or not. Today’s workshop by management consultant Karin Christina Gerbrich is about recognising published falsehoods for what they are, what differentiates them from “satire” or “hoaxes” and she will also outline the legal framework.

club alpha, Stubenbastei 12/14, 1010 Vienna. 20 November 16:00. 10 €. Sign up! Web
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 Doris Breuer
Im Blick – la femme
Beautiful pictures, interesting technique: Doris Breuer’s works combine oil painting and felt art. From today, they can be admired at the women’s centre “Soul Sisters”. For her series “la femme”, the artist has dealt extensively with the topic of femininity. According to her, she has tried to express in her pictures the power, the femininity, gracefulness and the focus for what matters that us women possess. Today’s vernissage will be accompanied musically by Serge Labat and his sitar, and they also have Christmas punch and cookies!

Soul Sisters, Goldeggasse 2/5, 1040 Vienna. 20 November 17:00. Free entry. Web
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 Frank Guthrie
Dita von Teese
When this scantily dressed lady is stretching lasciviously in a champagne glass, it’s not for erotic animation, mind you. Nevertheless, the show is only from 16 ;-) The US-American dancer and actress Dita von Teese is without a doubt the biggest star of the so-called “New Burlesque”, an artful and glamorous form of erotic dance that came to life in the USA during the 1930s. The 46-year-old masters the sexy game with all its charms, senses and fetishes like no other, today she will fire up Stadthalle with her ravishing “Art of the Teese”.

Wiener Stadthalle, Roland Rainer Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. 20 November 20:30. From 65 €. Web
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The Bruno Kreisky Lookalike
Quite something that the ingenious performance troop “toxic dreams” has cooked up now! Namely a fake-sitcom named “The Bruno Kreisky Lookalike”. It’s about the advertising agency Critical Mass having to advertise a new cleaning product named “Glitz”. The agency decides to hire a testimonial for its promotion and after extensive marketing research, they find out that Bruno Kreisky is the only Austrian personality that the public would accept as a uniting figure ;-) All ten episodes of the sitcom can now be experienced as theatre performance at WUK!

WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 17-24 November 19:30. 16 €. Web
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Supersense Chicken Disco
Before someone imagines girlies dancing – no, stop! This is about edible chickens that will be prepared as of now at a chicken snack stall deluxe in front of the Supersense. And that “respectfully and rotated with elegance in the Linkswalzer horizontal line”, as grilled chicken whisperer Matthias Zykan puts it. Chicken fans can also look forward to a complete beak-to-tail cooking: they make a felonious egg grog from the eggs and every last bit of gristle, meat and offals is put into a huge stock pot, best immune system boost! Plus, the best music and punch, naturally!

In front of Supersense, Praterstraße 20, 1020 Vienna. Until 22 Dec Tue-Fri from 16:00, Sat from 12:00. Web
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 Barbara Alli
Hand Made Story by Barbara Alli
After Barbara Alli’s colourful African designs have spent years popping up here and there in the city, the Viennese-by-choice, who was born in Ghana and raised in Nigeria, has now settled on Wiedner Hauptstraße. In her pretty and brand-new store, the feisty all-rounder (she is also a singer, songwriter and dancer!) sells her designs made from fairly traded African fabrics. Cloth-earrings handmade by her, just as well as belts, bags, great dresses and – her newest stroke of genius – a reversible poncho that can be worn in 20 different ways.

Barbara Alli, Wiedner Hauptstraße 23-25, 1040 Vienna. Tue-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat until 16:00. Web
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Eloa by Cohen’s
Fetching, bright, modern – and Oriental cuisine on the plates. Yonny Cohen, born in Tel Aviv before he came to Vienna with his parents in the 1990s, has been inspired by his homeland’s cuisine to open this really nice venue. Situated at the new Hauptbahnhof quarter, you can have lunch here, drink coffee or homemade lemonades, and hang out (sometimes with a DJ, too) after work. The menu was created by an Israeli top chef, the setting was designed by the well-known architect Tzou Lubroth. And Oriental gulash, Shakshouka and the vegan Laffa are really delicious.

Eloa, Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 3, 1100 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 23:00. Web


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