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j u n e 17 | 29. - 5.

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"Heya Girls!"
Great cinema beneath the stars! At the moment as soon as it becomes dark the projectors start running on rooftops (main library), in castles (Neugebäude) or on squares (city hall, Volxkino) in Vienna. But from this week on the most beautiful open air cinema hall of the city can be found at the Augartenspitz. In the romantic garden of the Film Archive more classics, more premieres and more specials then ever before will be presented: all in all 67 cinema nights will be happening organized by the Viennale together with the Film Archive. Even before the official starts in cinemas you can see the cool gangster film “Baby Driver” with Lily James and a fascinating documentary about Whitney Houston. And because this summer’s motto is “The good life”, there will also be tons of events for free in the garden: cooking workshops, concerts, lectures about alternative living. By the way, before and after the films you can enjoy the organic delicacies from the “Grünstern garden kitchen”. This is how I like summer in the city!
Wishing you a romantic week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Kino wie noch nie, Augartenspitz, Obere Augartenstraße 1, 1020 Vienna. June 29 - September 3. Web
Photo: Filmarchiv Austria / Sabine Maier
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No more staying at home, today it’s time to join the crowd! At the biggest street festival of the city, the Schleifmühlgasse between Wienzeile and Operngasse turns into an open-air party zone for three days. The street will be closed off for cars and there and at the neighboring Mühlgasse and Heumühlgasse you can find culinary delicacies from “Zweitbester” to “Vollpension”. Additionally, 16 live concerts – ranging from the Zuckerwatte Combo with their 60ies sound to the French chansons from Ménage à troi. And when it eventually becomes to late for outside, you can keep shaking at the Roxy – everything at free entry!
Freihausviertel, Schleifmühlgasse, 1040 Vienna. June 29 – July 1. Free entry. Web
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Kussmund’s summer time
Mirror, mirror on the wall – for (clever) beauties the time to be very fast has come now! Because at the wonderful beauty temple Kussmund you get 20 percent off all storing products for skin, hair & heart for three days. Well, there is definitely something to be found for your vacation beauty pack ;-) Nourishing body lotions for the sun-afflicted skin, super colorful nail polish to make your toenails look pretty or a stimulating summer perfume – the selection is huge and the collection of many chosen small and even smaller producers is amazing. Attention: only until Saturday!
Kussmund Vienna, Habsburgergasse 14, 1010 Vienna. Until July 1 Mon-Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Jork Weismann
24-hour-challenge against hunger
Cool Caritas-action with a serious background: today at Mariahilfer Straße a balloon will be ascending every 10 seconds – because it’s every 10 seconds that a child dies of starvation. The “Challenge against hunger” will take 24 hours, numerous celebrities like actress Ruth Brauer or Opera Ball-organizer Maria Großbauer and many volunteers will help with the balloons all through the night. Additionally, there will be lots of live concerts, changing every half hour and ranging from Agnes Palmisano & Paul Gulda to Wiener Brut and the Italian women’s choir All’ Arrabbiata. Join in!
In front of Mariahilfer Straße 77, 1060 Vienna. June 29 7:00 to June 30 7:00. Free entry. Web
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 BERT arge möbel
arge furniture exhibition
Mrs. and Mr. BERT and their “arge möbel” are a central hub for the local furniture handicrafts. Their goal: to interconnect producers and to bring the sometimes very well hidden furniture treasures to light. Today their two-day summer-furniture-exhibition opens near main train station, with regionally manufactured furniture and lamps from 9 small workshops. Part of it are for example k.Roh MOEBEL and Sitzfläche – all producers will be attending as well, talking about their creative work and answering questions. So: marvel at furniture, sip cocktails and enjoy the summer.
Studio101, Alfred Adler Straße 12/1/101, 1100 Vienna. June 30 + July 1 14:00 to 21:00. Web
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 Gabriele Lenz
look at the book 2
Creative rustling in a forest of pages: for two years now, the New Design University in St. Pölten has been offering a university course on contemporary book design. And since it is an extra-occupational course, the participants come from very different fields ranging from architecture to German studies and landscaping. Which is also reflected in the creatively designed final assignments of this year’s graduates, because their approaches are incredibly different. At the gallery Lia Wolf 17 of the book projects are now displayed, perfect for print design-fans! Vernissage is today.
Lia Wolf Cabinett, Sonnenfelsgasse 3, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage June 30 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Asteroid Day at the MNH
A horror scene like in Spielberg’s Armageddon: on June 30th 1908 a small asteroid hit Siberia and the explosion with its energy of several hundreds of nuclear bombs (!) destroyed 2.000 square meters of uninhabited territory. Since then, more than a hundred years have gone by and similar catastrophes coming from space have not happened. But should we be afraid of asteroids? That is a central question at today’s Asteroid Day at the Museum of Natural History – hopefully with comforting answers ;-) Today’s program includes films, discussions and guided tours through the biggest collection of meteors in the world.
Museum of Natural History, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna. June 30 from 9:30. Web
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10 years werkzeugH
The thing with the 10th birthday is regarded just as relaxed as everything at this location: it was actually already in December, but celebrating is not as much fun during the winter. But it is even better now and that for ten days! The super pleasant hang-out place at Schönbrunner Straße has put together a nice program, which will be inaugurated today with art in the garden, a hammock-island and happy-go-lucky music. On Monday, there will be a Maker-exhibition , Wednesday is artists’ day and on Thursday there will be audio-cinema in beach chairs. For werkzeugH is a jolly good fellow – for many years to come!
werkzeugH, Schönbrunner Straße 61, 1050 Vienna. July 1-10. Free entry. Program online
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Paperbird meets NEAT
Two especially pretty shops, united for two days: a whole lot of NEAT-accessories from the second district will come flying to the Paperbird-shop in the third district for a summer pop up. The fine paper-things and writing utensils from Teresa Scheicher will be joined by minimalistic jewelry and bag creations from Maria Andrea Lems. Both of them have style and a broad sense for reduced and detailed designs. There really are a whole lot of beautiful things to discover, and also, there will be drinks, food, music & fresh discounts ;-) Whoever shows up with a friend receives a small goodie.
Paperbird, Löwengasse 17, 1030 Vienna. June 30 15:00 to 21:00, July 1 13:00 to 18:00. Web
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Garten-Flea Market Starkl
Vintage clothes, household goods, books – there is a flea market for everything. And today there is finally one for plant lovers! The Garden Center Starkl in Simmering offers a wide range of pots, plants and accessories all through the year. And today it’s time for a sale. All day long remaining stock, individual pieces and many plants can be bought for a bargain price, with up to 70 % off. The selection is extensive, the flea market is taking place on a 3.000 sqm big area directly in front of the Garden Center. By the way: garden friends can find great tips in the CitySpotterGirl’s book “Genial Gärtnern in Wien”!
Garden Center Starkl, Paul-Heyse-Gasse 5, 1110 Vienna. July 1 9:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Margot Pilz
Linda Christanell
The artist and filmmaker Linda Christanell has been regarded as one of the key figures of the Austrian feminist avant-garde ever since the end of the 1960ies. She has been dedicating herself to the topics of being a woman and sexuality, often in connection with her own body. She likes to use “feminine” finds like jewelry, feathers and seashells as well as the lettering “Sexy” and “Kiss”. At the 21er Haus you can now immerse yourself into her artistic cosmos: the single exhibition “Picture Again” displays pieces of the artist from the last 50 years – from objects to photos. 
21er Haus, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna. Wed-Sun 11:00 to 18:00, Wed+Fri until 21:00. 7€. Web
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Picnic at Cobenzl
Very nice weekend-feast on the green grass! The Café Cobenzl, which was just recently woken up from its deep slumber, now also offers picnics. For the event, various market and food stands are put up to fill up your borrowed picnic basket with anything that makes you full and happy and with which you can then wander off onto the grass. Chilled wine from the neighboring vineyard Weingut Cobenzl, picnic blankets and a DJ line up are, of course, part of the event as well. And a service, which looks out for the grass to stay clean and pretty. Oh wow, just great!
Cafe Cobenzl, Am Cobenzl 94, 1190 Vienna. Sat+Sun 10:00 to 22:00. Web
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Smartopera reloaded
Another novelty for smartphone users (when will there finally be an app for ironing?) – now you can help create an opera! During a 45-minute-long musical theater-performance at the Werk X you can use your smartphone to interactively compose, conduct and direct. All you need is (obviously!) your own up-to-date smartphone, where you can install the app that is necessary in order to be able to participate. The app will then lead you through the smart opera: during the performance you can see instructions, sounds and colors, which will influence the course of the opera. Exciting!
Werk X, 1120 Vienna, Oswaldgasse 35A. July 2, 16:30. Free participation. Sign up! Web
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 Burg Kino
Burg Kino: chair-sale
Perfect for your home cinema: the comfortable red chairs from the Burg Kino are entering their well-deserved retirement and looking for a new home! The cult furniture pieces can be picked up from today on at the cinema for 30 euros – but please sign up first at the homepage (one spot represents one chair), there will probably be a big crowd fighting for them ;-) In order to be able to check out if they fit in your living room, here are the measurements in cm: with armrests 94 x 63 x 71, without armrests 94 x 50 x 71. And don’t forget that the chairs don’t stay upright by themselves – they have to be screwed to the floor, just like at the cinema!
Burg Kino, Opernring 19, 1010 Vienna. Self pick up July 3-10. 30 €/chair. Sign up! Web
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 Marie-Christine Gollner-Schmid
We are here
In a book that was published at the beginning of the year, 45 adolescents with a migration background show 45 of “their” spots in Vienna. From now on, impressive black-and-white photographs from the book are displayed in an exhibition, which lets you take a look at Vienna from a different perspective. For example the Heustadlwasser, where Lisa was once woken up by a deer, or the DC Tower that Bashir already dreamt of as a kid in Afghanistan, or the AKH - Hospital, where Lejla and Feride like to spend their time – but which is definitely missing a beach chair on the roof.
George Deli & Cafe, ERSTE Campus, Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna. Until August 31 Mon-Thu 8:00 to 18.00, Fri until 16.00. Free entry. Web
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Sale at stor>
Bargain alarm at the coolest plus size space of the city! Ever since a few years ago, the trained seamstress Gabriele Wally has been showing how great fashion beyond size 40 can be at her pretty, Nordic-simple boutique in the eight district. For the first time this year, the summer price reduction includes chosen pieces of her own stor>-collection which was fairly produced in Vienna, additionally, there will be 30 percent of pieces from Adia, Backstage, Openend or the Scandinavian label Zizzi, single pieces from different labels can even be snatched up for only half the price. A must for all curvy fashionistas!

stor>, Strozzigasse 38, 1080 Vienna. Tue-Fri 11:00 to 18:30, Sat 10:00 to 14:30.Web
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use your museum + dotdotdot
A grand party in the most beautiful garden of the Josefstadt! Today, the short film festival dotdotdot and the Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art will be dancing into their third season together. At the nice museum-courtyard projections of the festival, which started on Thursday, a light graffiti workshop and a photo box will be creating a flickering and glowing atmosphere for the guests, the bluem im museum is providing food and drinks. And at a calligraphy station you can try out goose quills and give your name a new look! It will probably be a sweeping new signature ;-)

Volkskundemuseum, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna. July 4 from 17:00. Free entry. Web
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 Dee Dee Bridgewater MGMT
Dee Dee Bridgewater+Madeleine Peyroux
Jazz fans know to better not plan a vacation during the first week of July and to stay in Vienna and attend the jazz festival. Once again this year, it rings in the month of July with a great program, today two grand dames will be performing at the State Opera: Dee Bridgewater will present her new, very personal album “Memphis”, with which she celebrates the American blues and R&B classics of her hometown Memphis. Wonderful! And Madeleine Peyroux is not any less impressing: she sings charismatically, gently and relentlessly. Double-wow!
State Opera, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna. July 4 19:30. From 38,50 €. Web 
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50ies Beach Party
Whenever the opportunity to party at the Donau Marina arises this summer, you should definitely take it! The location directly next to the river is just amazing: while you trendily take a sip of your drink, you see the huge ships pass by on the river, you feel a maritime breeze and feather light summer feelings start to rise. Oh joy! Today, a 50ies beach party will be celebrated there, next to swinging DJ sounds from retro turntables and live rock’n’roll there will also be two fashion shows happening with cute 50ies dresses from Karin Van Vleet and swimwear from Hervis. Wonderful!
Marina Restaurant, Handelskai 343, 1020 Vienna. July 5 19:00. Sign up! Free entry. Web
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Summer sale at cadê?
Shopping in this heat is exhausting, so here we go with a tip for a shopping trip in a nicely decelerated atmosphere. At cadê?, located at Strozzigasse, you can get anything you need when it comes to pretty, fairly produced fashion made of natural textile. Owner Karin Matyk graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and working with textile is her passion – she produces everything herself in the eight district. And from now on a summer sale is on: simply ingenious shirts and dresses made of the finest organic linen-jersey, light linen pants or summerly swinging skirts are available at 30-50 percent off.
cadê?, Strozzigasse 25, 1080 Vienna. Tue-Fri 10:00 to 13:30 + 15:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 13:30. Web
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Shop of the week 
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It doesn’t get any more purist than this: right now, there are exactly one shoe model in every size and two bags and a few wood furniture pieces to be found at the newly opened Glein. And that is exactly the plan: product designer Sebastian Leitinger only has high quality basics manufactured for his label, which are produced as locally as possible – and whose design is pure and independent of the season. First coup: a soft, all-weather, awesome unisex everyday shoe for 180 euros. Until fall the product range will be expanded by one more shoe model and small leather products like bags. Less is more – very true here!
Glein, Neustiftgasse 33, 1070 Vienna. Thu-Fri 14:00 to 19:00 and with appointment. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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das luna
Sometimes the seriously hip locations come to the city very silently. Without any fuss and press coverage. Just like the newly opened luna, where you don’t even really know what it actually is: café, flower shop, trend center? But one thing is clear: it looks great here! And it is owned by highly likeable people, who come from a completely different field, in the back of the building they actually have their own film company. You can come here to drink coffee, eat porridge in the morning, buy succulents and exotic plants, read books, talk and repot your plants for free in front of the place. So fine – welcome to the urban jungle!
das luna, Burggasse 106, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:00 to 10:30, Thu + Fri 15:30 to 20:00. Web


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