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j u l y 17 | 13. - 19.

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"Heya Girls!"
I admit it, it took me quite a lot to overcome my inner couch potato for this self-experiment. An arduous trip with U1 to Danube Island to then do yoga on a shaky SUP-board? But: the spirit of adventure won! After a short introduction, we went straight onto the board (by the way, it wasn’t even THAT slippery), paddle in hand and out to the calm waters of Old Danube. First insecure, then with an ever-growing grin and full speed ahead. Out there, the yoga boards were docked to some sort of island and what followed was indeed pure deep relaxation: the water was murmuring softly, the frogs croaked a sonorous Om, a swan was peacefully making its rounds –  and not a single stinging insect in sight anywhere. Since you don’t want to tumble into the water first thing, you perform the exercises so slowly and carefully that you get into an absolutely chillaxing mode in no time. And that I fell off the board at some point was actually really enjoyable ;-) You can do SUP yoga every Saturday morning – a short notice is enough. And afterwards: après asana at the sandy beach of Copa Beach.
Stand Up Paddling Center, Copa Beach, Ponte Cagrana, 1220 Vienna. Every Saturday 10:00. 29 €. Web
Foto: Fabio Pross
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 Ivo Dimchev
Impulstanz Festival 2017
More than 60 productions, 250 workshops, parties & exhibitions at 18 locations – where to even start with this year’s dance highlights? Maybe with star-choreographer Jan Fabre, whose wild orgy of beer, chips and prostitutes is meant to highlight European absurdities. Or with ballet-cannon Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, who brings an order to happiness with religious sounds in “A Love Supreme”. Or maybe with Madonna’s former dancer Drew Dollaz, who will be teaching his breathtaking flexing and bone breaking skills. It starts today!
Impulstanz Festival, several locations in Vienna. 13 July to 13 August. Program online 
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Freitag travel bags: borrowing project
Attention vacationers and business travellers! Starting immediately, you can borrow super-cool and robust travel luggage in the Freitag shop on Neubaugasse! Free of charge, for three weeks and all without obligation to buy! You can choose between allround talents “Voyager” and as of end of July, the brand-new mini-backpack “Skipper”. Both are hand luggage- and stylomat certified and automatically raise your anticipation for your holiday destination to summery heights. The only to-do: post a few travel pics of the “dream companion” online.
Freitag Store, Neubaugasse 26, 1070 Vienna. Until 30 September 10:00 to 19:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
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 Elke Freytag
Special Sale at elke freytag
In the midst of the building site-madness, there’s at least one for fashionistas to rejoice at! Elke Freytag will give her shop a new look and that’s why everything needs to go. Before the renovation, every last piece will be swept out and sold at up to 60% off. Until the end of June, you can get dolled up a bit and try the sexy “City Glam” – from the timeless classic black denim dress to the pink Jersey to the polka-dot top. Individual pieces from previous collections and a few treasures from the current collection can even be snatched up starting at 50€
elke freytag, Lindengasse 14, 1070 Vienna, Thu-Fri  12:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 15:00. Web
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Museum der Illusionen
In the mood for some magic? Then it’s off to Vienna’s newest Museum of Illusions, which opens its doors today for the first time. And of course it’s mysterious, tricky, and full of attractions, like an island of optical illusions & confusions should be. But CitySpotterGirl was able to solve one or two little mysteries: Among others, you will be able to marvel at Europe’s biggest collection of holograms and stereograms, as well as more than 70 otherworldly illusion-exhibits. It’ll be sensual, bizarre and informative all at the same time. Go, wonder, and be surprised!

Museum der Illusionen, Wallnerstraße 4, 1010 Vienna. 14 July from 10:00. 12 €. Web
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 Schuhe für Frauen
Schuhe für Frauen & Christian Romauch
A match made in heaven! Getraud Buxhofer has been providing us with her wonderful “Schuhe für Frauen” (Shoes for Women) for years. And Christian Romauch has been dedicating himself to carefully produced products of small manufacturers with his “Passion Project”. And before they start making common cause with each other in autumn, they will use the new location as outlet. So, starting immediately, they will sell leftover-pairs and discontinued models from “Schuhe für Frauen”, beautiful walking jackets by “Mühlmann handmade in the alps” and chic fashion by Modus Vivendi – at outlet prices!
Pop Up, Westbahnstrasse 4, 1070 Vienna. Until 5.8 Mon, Thu+Fri 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 11:00 - 18:00. Web
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  Liquid Market
Vienna Cocktail Festival „Liquid Market“
Cin Cin and Nastrovje! Friends of a sophisticated drinking culture absolutely have to get dolled up today and go to the openair “Evergreengarten” in Volksgarten. Here, the hop Cocktail Festival lures you to the bar and presents the 30 top mixologists of the year – together with their stimulating, tasty good mood drinks. Just think of the bubbly “Burschik”-drinks from restaurant/bar Heuer at Karlsplatz or the mellow-minty “Old Cuban” from Miranda Bar. Anti-alcohol is available too. From 15:00 to 22:00 and for 38 Euros, you get to play Hemingway, so let’s go!
Volksgarten, Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. 14 July 15:00 to 22:00. 44 €. Web
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 Irina Gavrich
Pop-up Margaret & Hermione
Last chance for everyone who has not yet found a dream bikini for her dream vacation! Austro-label Margaret & Hermione’s colourful bikinis and swimsuits are made sustainably from fishing nets – a good catch and fair on top of that. A pop-up in Astrid Bleier’s small, fine lingerie-shop now offers a 20% discount on all brightly coloured styles of the current “Banana Pop”-collection. You can also acquire swimwear at reduced prices from amour fou*’s stock, for instance by Viennese label Veronica Dreyer or by Albertine from France.
amour fou*, Barnabitengasse 4, 1060 Vienna. 14-22 July Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 17: 00. Web
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 Klimt Villa Wien
Gustav Klimt Birthday Party
Gustav Klimt would be 155 years old now, which is why a big celebration will take place today in “his” Hitzing villa. The Wiener Wunderweiber supply a pop-up market where you can shop for hand-sewn pieces, sweets and pretty stuff – including CitySpotterGirl’s books! Deli bluem will serve some veggie summer food, accompanied by bubbly sparkling wine and chamber music, and there’s also a fashion show by Philipp Brunner. Klimt fans can tour his house and the first 155 guests will receive Klimt-y goodie bags. Oh happy (Birth-)Day!
Klimt Villa, Feldmühlgasse 11, 1130 Vienna. 15 July 10:00 to 19:00. 8 €. Web
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 Waldseilpark Kahlenberg
Nightclimb at Forest Rope Park
Cool excursion tip for night-owls: Forest Rope Park Kahlenberg has a new attraction: Over the summer, you can climb there until late at night. Every Friday and Saturday, after dusk, hundreds of Chinese lanterns create a romantic atmosphere between the branches of giant trees and head-lamps are available by request. 15 courses with wobbly nets and swaying rope bridges invite you to test your skills, additional adrenaline is provided by flying foxes with which you can dash through the woods. And the view up to the treetops and down to the city-lights is simply breathtaking!
Waldseilpark Kahlenberg, Josefsdorf 47, 1190 Vienna. Every Friday and Saturday until 23:00. 28 €. Web
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Turnhallen-Flea Market at Brick-5
Before the new “Café TURNHALLE” will open at the former Jewish gymnasium of cultural center Brick-5 at the end of the month, the beautiful empty halls will serve a different purpose: the offices, ateliers, and workshops of the house host a nice flea market. On sale are second hand clothes and great vintage pieces, record rarities and, fittingly, funky tunes by in-house Brick-5 DJs. Inside tip: The enchanted Turnhalle-garden and the rooftop terrace up at the loft are opened as well! That means chilling on comfy couches and chatting while enjoying coffee, cake and music by Wurlitzer.
Brick-5, Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Vienna. 16 July 12:00 to 20:00. Free entry. Web
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Esmeraldas Taxi
After Silent Cooking it’s now time for Silent Music to create some symbolic boom boom! Today, the native trio “Esmeraldas Taxi” with singer Astrid Walenta is enriching this Sunday’s fine chill-out music event “Silent Music” at Augarten. And when she sings her own songs as well as re-arranged Caterina Valente-chansons (the similarity in name cannot be a coincidence! ;-) it will definitely bring a smile to your face. „Komm ein bisschen nach Italien“ (Come to Italy for a while) is one lyric, for example. A few sample recordings are right here. More wonderful folk-, pop and jazz music tonight.
Bunkerei, Obere Augartenstraße 1a, 1020 Vienna. 16 July 18:00. Free entry. (donation welcome). Web
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  Belvedere Wien
Champagne Breakfast in Belvedere garden
Good Morning! If you’re not getting served breakfast in bed by your sweetheart/lover (grin) or plan to curl up in bed by yourself with your weekend reading material, you should hurry to Belvedere today. They host a champagne breakfast on the garden terrace (in bad weather at the Marble Gallery) and afterwards you may even have one or two erotic encounters. Because from 11:30, it’s off to the current Klimt exhibition, during which you can glance at frivolous master pieces and flirt with Europe’s most beautiful art nouveau-book. Please sign up.
Lower Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna. 16 July 10:00. 28 € (incl. entry, guided tour, breakfast). Web
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 Stefan Sietzen
Workshop Parkour & Freerunning
Breathtaking and unbelievable! These are characteristics that generally fit the Impulstanz Festival but especially the five-day Parkour & Freerunning Workshop „Über den Dächern Wiens“ (Above the roofs of Vienna). Austrian stunt performer Sascha Hauser will demonstrate how to cross urban obstacles and let the body become one with the city by jumping smoothly, rolling and gliding in the truest sense of the word. It starts today. Training is at Arsenal, MQ and at other locations. Beginners welcome – the risk of breaking bones is kept within limits ;)
Workshopzentrum Arsenal, Objekt 19, Studio F+, 1030 Vienna. 17-21 July 17:30 to 20:00. Web 
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Emiluva bag set in your desired design
Now CitySpotterGirl will play fairy godmother and will grant you a wish, a bag wish! With some luck you can win an emiluva bag set, consisting of a „Margo“-shoulder bag plus makeup bag plus a purse. And the highlight is: the winner can choose colour and material from cork to imitation leather herself! What’s special about the bags from designer Melanie Berger from Tulln: they consist of 100% non-animal leather, made from cork or Piñatex made from pineapple leaves. Learn how to participate at the raffle here. Good luck!
raffle by CitySpotterGirl, running time until 30 August 2017. All information and legal notices online
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  ÖFB, Frauen-Nationalteam
Women’s EURO-Quartier in WUK
Gals, it’s time to put on your red-white-red fan-shirt and keep your fingers crossed tightly. Austria’s Women’s football team has qualified for the EURO for the first time! Even non-football fans cannot be entirely indifferent to that. If you don’t want to actually travel to Deventer in the Netherlands, you can cheer on Nicole Billa, Jasmin Eder & Co at the Viennese WUK. Today is their first game. The goal: making the Swiss team to Edam cheese ;-) You can follow the match (and the whole Women’s EURO) in the
WUK courtyard. Live, on HD screens, free of charge!
EM-Quartier im WUK, Währinger Str. 59, 1090 Vienna. 18 July 18:00. (until 6 August) Free entry. Web
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Old Masters & Vitamines
There’s no better way to make art accessible in summer – in the truest sense of the word! Today, you can sprawl out on a deckchair in front of the Museum of Fine Arts, being served the works of old masters while slurping vitamin juice for free. Highlights from the art gallery will be presented as big replicas and you can listen to the stories of Parmigianino, Lucas Cranach and Pieter Bruegel while relaxing in your chair. There’s also fresh fruit and fruit salad. And by the way, you can actually buy the stylish deckchairs for 55€ in the museum shop!
Maria-Theresien-Platz, in front of Museum of Fine Arts, 1010 Vienna. Tue + Thu until 28.9. Web
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Ladies-Day at Schloss Neugebäude
You’ll cry tears of joy and tears of sorrow. The former because you can now watch stars and films in one of Vienna’s most romantic cinemas. And that most comfortably on cozy couches with fresh pop-corn and cool drinks in your hand. For Ladies Day today, there’s a free glass of champagne for girls, 2€ discount on the ticket and the witty-French relationship-tomfoolery “Plötzlich Papa!” In the event of rain there’s a mobile roof. But now the sad part: This is passionate owners Angela and Franz Kascha’s very last season (only until 3.9.). Non-existing funding and support are to blame.
Cinema in Schloss Neugebäude, Otmar-Brix-Gasse 1, 1110 Vienna. 19 July from 20:30. 8 €. Web
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Ladies Night in Casino Wien
Care to spend an unusual evening? Today it’s lady’s night at the Casino! Now that doesn’t mean that it’s only women playing, but we are offered very nice specials. 23 euros will get you 25 euros worth of chips, and there will be extra explanations of the game for newbies. If you still gamble everything away, you still have a chance at winning: there will be a raffle of jewelry, silk scarfs and perfumes by Frey Wille! Even for unlucky ladies ;-) And this world full of dark poker faces, charming croupiers and a chance to win big has a certain something.
Casino Wien, Kärntner Straße 41, 1010 Vienna. Every Wednesday until 23 August. 23€. Web
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 Confiserie zum Süßen Eck
Vienna’s first licorice pop-up store
Attention all ladies with a sweet tooth! Because it’s way too hot these days for chocolate and cake junk and you eventually get tired of gelato, the Süße Eck has thought of something. Licorice is the new magic word! And no, please don’t make a face, it’s time to throw overboard any old prejudices. CitySpotterGirl, too, has fallen in love with the black gold, especially the salty version and the sugarless natural licorice. For three weeks, more than 110 different types from all over the world can be tasted and bought – some of them even have a stimulating effect and are blood pressure raising!
Zum süßen Eck, Währinger Straße 65, 1090 Vienna. Until 29 July. Wed-Sat 14:00 to 20:00. Web
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shop of the week 
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Kilengi African Art
Alexander Schwaighofer has his head in management consulting but his heart belongs to traditional African art. That’s how he’s come to open his own gallery-shop in Döbling for his ever growing collection. With old masks and figurines from Central- and Western Africa with an air of mysticism – and each piece with its own history behind it. If you don’t want to delve quite so deeply, you can just take some souvenir like Maasai jewelry or a mini-figurine for 10€ and up. By the way, “Kilengi” means: “The joy that is felt when looking at something beautiful”. Exactly!
Kilengi African Art, Leidesdorfgasse 9, 1190 Vienna. Fri 14:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 14:00 and by arrangement. Web
restaurant of the week 
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The adorable mini-fish oasis in Ober St. Veit is worth the longer drive! After interludes at Ambassador & Co, owner and cook Max Weißenbacher has devoted himself to native fresh fish and its culinary enchantment. His cozy shop-restaurant only has eight seats and is set in a former living room – still evident by the chandelier and Persian carpet. They serve delicious fried fish, grilled and smoked fish from Kalkalpen National Park (Limestone Alps) that has only ever seen crystal-clear water and alpine herbs. Also: wine and delicacies to shop. Top!
Kalkalpenfisch, Hietzinger Hauptstraße 150, 1130 Vienna. Mon-Wed 9:00 to 15:00, Thur+Fri 9:00 to 18:00, Sat 8:00 to 14:00. Web


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