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s e p t e m b e r 17 | 21. - 27.

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"Heya Girls!"
I’ll tell you what! My poor overheated head and my tired bones are in dire need of fun and recreation. Which is why I have prescribed myself an out of this world-spa day to restore my work-life balance. The whole thing will go down on Sunday, when the public is invited to the crazy “Free spa day for everyone” at Sanatorium Sonnenland in the course of WienWoche. It starts at 11:00, 13:00, and 15:00 with the spa tram from Urban-Loritz-Platz, where there will be entertaining power-acts even during the trip. And then, at the former recreation home for children in Simmering, a wide range of unconventional feel-good treatments and ironic therapy sessions await stressed-out souls. Like taking a club holiday at Animarium, southern hopping (like Nordic walking, but with a glass in hand!) and trying made-up special diets. If you’re still stressed-out, you’ll approach your personal nirvana from 18:00 during the spa concert and performance. And who knows: maybe you’ll even make one of those notorious gentleman friends there ;-)

Wishing you a relaxing week,
Your CitySpotterGirl

Sanatorium Sonnenland, Meeting point: Urban-Loritz-Platz, 1070 Vienna. 24 September (alternate date in case of heavy rain: 30 September). Free entry. Register. Web
Photo: Florian Resch
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Farm-gate sale at Nanna
Now that nature is starting to change into beautiful autumn colours and shines in rich shades of red and yellow, many people fancy a change too. If you want to pretty up your own four walls with Far North-interior design and are sick of Ikea’s same old stuff, you should go browse at Nanna. Here you can find many cosy and decorative things in the sale (just until tomorrow!). The colourful, fancy mix of furniture, vases, tableware & co. is reduced up to 50%. For instance: wood-marble-tables for 116 €, cool XXL-vases for 168 €. Real deluxe bargains!

Nanna, Barnabitengasse 8, 1060 Vienna. Until 22 September. Tue-Fri 13:00 to 20:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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viennacontemporary 2017
If you won’t make it to the Biennale in Venice this year, you can dive into gaudy, breathtaking and top-contemporary art right here. Austria’s biggest international art fair starts today at Marx Halle – despite the large fire-arson there a week ago. Only goes to show that art lives and survives anything! 110 galleries, 27 countries and 500 artists will join in. There are amazing side-events: wicked talks, a happiness cinema and guided round tours for people with little time, but most importantly: open your eyes, look to all four cardinal directions and make your heart explode.

Marx Halle Wien, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. 21-24 September, 11:00 to 19:00/18:00. Entry: 15€. Web
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Re-opening Demmers Teehaus
The first Demmers Teehaus, which opened in the 80s at Mölker Bastei, has submitted itself to a fresh infusion during the summer. Everything is new – from the furniture to the room design – and has turned out zen-like beautiful. If you fancy tea, tea, and tea, you can’t miss the opening day! During the day, you can try the finest tea rarities from all over the world and some trendy matcha in the tea saloon on the first floor, in the evening there’s sparkling tea-cocktails with rum and gin. In addition, you’ll get the pleasure of a 10%-discount and a little free gift.

Demmers Teehaus, Mölker Bastei 5, 1010 Vienna. 21 September, 9:00 to 21:00. Web
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Mode Zalon by Zalando in Vienna
Attention experiment-enthusiasts! Zalando’s online styling brigade will go offline for three days, venture into Viennese real time and host a professional type-consulting at gallery Hinterland. On site, you click yourself through the hottest autumn trends together with a pro-stylist and decide which cuts, colours and patterns fit your type. It’s not necessary to make an appointment, the consultation is free and the look you chose will come to your home by post free of shipping in an uncomplicated way. There’s definitely something to feeling like Madonna, even just for a moment ;-)

Mode Zalon by Zalando, Hinterland, Krongasse 20, 1050 Vienna. 20-22 September, 10:00 to 20:00. Web
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Soul Sisters Open House
This year, the two „Soul Sisters Irene Fellner & Ingrid Dorfmeister host another open house again at their women’s centre. Every corner, workshop and lecture is a celebration of womanhood. No matter if a woman wants to breathe new life into her relationship, find a fulfilling task for the second half of her life or experience her own spirituality – she’ll find it among the varied free first-time-offers. Simply join in, build friendships and clink glasses with some sparkling wine after the evening lecture on “ Rough Edges, Flaws, Lust, and Love” with the other participants. In company, you’re less alone.

Soul Sisters, Goldeggasse 2/5, 1040 Vienna. 22 September, 14:30 to 21:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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Arena Days
Three days hustle and bustle with painting, photography, illustrations, graphics, vinyl & tights, posters, screen printing, T-shirts, post cards, books, light- and video installations! The Arena celebrates art and culture for three days – on the entire premises of the former pork slaughter-farm St. Marx. And it wouldn’t be the Arena without live-graffiti spraying in the open-air area ;-) The Arena Bar will provide you with drinks, the “Rotcrepchen” with tasty snacks, DJs with some cool sound, and Arena Beisl with concerts. Well, off we go!

Arena, Baumgasse 80, 1030 Vienna. 20-22 September, 15:00 to 24:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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Burg-Flea market
The whole editorial team is in hysterics. The mere thought of getting hold of a cult-costume of your favourite actress (Birgit Minichmayer!) or maybe picking up a requisite from your favourite theatre play (Peter Pan! dosenfleisch!) today is just too tempting. But even less passionate theatre-aficionados will get their money’s worth: there’s crazy and unique stuff like for instance a miniature carousel, a brains-bar, a fake piano, different outfits, wigs, and signed photomurals. You can find more cool flea market tips for the weekend at the portal! Have fun and enjoy, this is truly a treasure hunt!

Burgtheater, Parkplatz Volksgartenseite, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna. 23 September, 11:00 to 14:00. Free entry. Web
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Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue
What sounds a bit theoretical at first is actually quite the opposite: a thrilling journey through multiculti-Vienna. No fewer than nine locations offer cosmopolitans the chance to dive into foreign cultures, learn about unknown ways of life and maybe even rid themselves of one or two prejudices ;-) At Rathaus, there’s dancing to oriental jazz fusion and at Palais Kaiserhaus you can look strangers into the eyes as a social experiment. At Korea Kulturhaus you can try different appetisers from all over the world. And at Indigo of Caritas you can cook and chat with longtime unemployed people.

Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue, different locations in Vienna. 23 September, 16:00 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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 Center: Sabine Hasicka, Photo: Reinhard Winkler
Tapdance show 100 Years Carnell Lyons
Ever since Susan Sarandon did a touching tap dance routine in the romance-tearjerker Elizabethtown, CitySpottergirl has gone head over heels for the rattling dance. Today the best of the best will show off their skills at MQ. They will tap, paddle and roll in a spectacular show honouring the 100th birthday of past tap-master Carnell Lyons as if there’s no tomorrow! If you have tasted blood and want to try tapdance yourself, you can sign up for one of the amazing workshops from 22-24 September (from 25 €). All info here. Beginners and almost-pros are welcome :-)

MQ Wien, Halle G, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 23 September, 20:00. 38 €. Web
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European Heritage Days
Go on a discovery tour in your own city: for today’s Monument Day you can visit hidden treasures that are usually closed to the public - 50 locations in Vienna alone. And all of them for free! The motto of this year’s event being “Home of Great Daughters”, it centers around well-known and lesser known women. For example, you can take a tour through the Empress Elizabeth Chapel at Mexikoplatz, which is only open today, or walk in princesses’ footsteps in the equally splendid palace of the Iraqi Embassy. You will get to discover fascinating history and learn amazing things about the city you live in!

Different locations all over Vienna. 24 September from 9:00. Free entry. Web
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Info-Evening Dakini Training
Empowerment for women! In November, another Dakini course will start, led by the wonderful Edith Amann and tonight, there’s a free info evening. Dakini, named after the “skygoers”, is a tantric way exclusively for women (tantra doesn’t necessarily refer to couples, since tantra always starts with the individual!) is a method for gaining deep self-awareness and personality development. By the way, there’s always women at the info night who have already completed the training, which is great for exchanging experiences! Afterwards a little Dakini tea party with music and a buffet.

Shambhala, Bennogasse 8A, 1080 Vienna. 24 September, 19:00 to 21:30. Free entry. Web
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 Vesna Vidrih
Ceramics and Porcelain
Attention, bull-ban at Augarten! However, ceramic-enthusiasts absolutely must be there because the baroque garden will turn into a porcelain shop for three days. For this pottery market, 40 national and foreign artists will gather around Palais Augarten to show off their elegant, funny and unusual beauties, ranging from everyday use-ceramics, to sculptures and jewellery. Animal sculpture champion Rosemarie Benedikt will present her Raku-ware here for the first time! When you're done shopping, you can participate in tours or workshops in the Porcelain Manufactory.

Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten, Obere Augartenstraße 1, 1020 Vienna. 22-24 September, 10:00 to 18:00. 6 €. Web
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 Jan Frankl
Michael Mittermeier: Wild
In light of the coming autumn fatigue and the raining-grump mood, an attack on the laughing muscles can’t hurt. How lucky that fun slob and dialect smirker Michael Mittermeier is in town and will work your laughing reflex with his current solo-routine “Wild”. As usual, he talks his head off and himself out of his mind and he’s not afraid of human abyss. This time, this much we can tell you, he’s on the hunt for unnoticeable serial killers, noticeable politicians, master Yoda and a Viennese panda bear. That guy is wild, indeed. And super funny!

Globe Wien, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. 25 September, 19:30. From 30.90 €. Web
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 Markus Fattinger
Working spaces at Nordbahn-Halle
Right now it’s one of the coolest co-working spaces in the city for sure: the former warehouse in the middle of the city development area Nordbahnviertel where there are already 15 doers and creative folks hard at work. Now there’s a second call for everyone who wants to rent some space and connect with others: for 120€/month you get a (sponsored) working space which you can still apply for until 27 September. And if you only want to work there from time to time: there’s an open co-working flex desk available to work for free, plus a cosy canteen!

Nordbahn-Halle, Leystraße/corner Taborstraße, 1020 Vienna. Apply until 27 September. Web
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 Robin Consult / Lepisfoto
Valuation-event “Uhrenkunst & Krempel“
If you have long heard a promising ticking form grandmother’s attic or if you fancy yourself in possession of other nice-looking wall-, wrist-, or grandfather clocks, you should dust them off now and get them to the 1st district. Or more precisely, to the showroom of Lilly’s Art, where “clock pope” Kristian Scheed and expert witness Lieselotte Setzer will valuate supposed and actual luxury clocks. And that for free! If you don’t call any valuable timekeepers your own, you can still go check out some at the exhibition “Meister Werke” there ;-)

Showroom Lillys Art, Dorotheergasse 13, 1010 Vienna. 25 September, 10:00 to 17:00. Free entry. Must sign up. Web
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Trachten Pop Up Store @ Q19
Wiener Wiesn, Rosa Wiesn, Oktoberfest – wherever pretty girls may end up this autumn, proper styling is unavoidable. So it’s a good thing that the Trachten Pop Up Store from Modepalast will pitch its tent here just in time for the Austrian alpenglow. It’ll stay until 30 September at Q19, which has unceremoniously declared itself the “Federweißer village”. There will be Heurigen delicacies, Viennese songs and super-fetching dirndl, traditional skirts, blueprint bags & Co. Ten exclusive Trachten-labels are represented, including Hanna Trachten plus designer Constanze Kurz, who’ll personally assist her customers.

Q19, Grinzinger Str. 112, 1190 Vienna. Until 30 September. Mon-Fri 9:00 to 19:30, Sat 18:00. Web 
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 Arcotel Donauzentrum
New: Livingroom-Lounge at Arcotel
Nowadays, co-working is happening all over the in the city. But first of all, it’s not free everywhere and second of all, it’s not as stylish as in the new “Livingroom” situated in the also new Arcotel in the 22nd district. The communication-work-chill island on the second floor is explicitly available for non-hotel guests too for working, meetings, networking or relaxing. Just grab your laptop or crochet work, take advantage of the Wifi and find your favourite spot over by the comfy couches, at the community table or on the terrace. There’s even snacks, drinks and afterwork-specials! How could anybody say no to that?

Arcotel Donauzentrum, Wagramer Str. 83-85, 1220 Vienna. 24/7. (bar/snacks 16:30 to 24:00). Web
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Kim Cooper „Sag es auf Germlish“
Sometimes soulsister, then rocksinger – we already know that ex-“Rounder-Girl” Kim Cooper has something on the ball when it comes to singing. Now her new program proves that she’s unbelievably funny as well. She shares stories from her life, at times quite sarcastically about other people but also – and that’s part of why she’s so likable – about herself. She’s not afraid to make fun of her own body, talking about her change of diet (bordering on genius: her version of “The Sound of A Diet”!), as well as the true reason for her fitness centre visits! Hilarious!

Schwarzberg, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna. 25+26 September, 20:00. 15 €. Web
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 Jetti Kuhlemann /
“What you’ve always wanted to know about sex”
For tonight’s talk, it’s safe to say that every woman can leave any sex taboos or virtuous nun’s behaviour at home. Instead you can have an open and honest conversation about what comes to your mind when loving and making love. Absolutely EVERYTHING can be brought up and asked: sexual problems, feelings of shame, self-doubt, fears of failure, etc. etc. etc. The difference from confessing to your best friend here is that a professional expert will be present to host the evening, offering advice and support: the clinical psychologist and soul-author Sabine Standenat.

Praxis Mag. Standenat, Rolandweg 12/1, 1160 Vienna. 27 September, 19:00 to 20:45. Sign up. Web
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Best of Austrian Design
Tatarataaa! Today, the Austrian State Award for Design 2017 will be awarded. Altogether 266 products, project and ideas have been submitted, 28 made it on the shortlist. Among them the ingenious exhibition concept of the “Happy Show” at MAK or the innovative sports prosthesis foot “Ottobock Runner”. Of course it’s exciting to see who’ll take the cream in the three categories consumer goods, capital goods and spatial design, but even cooler is the fact that you will be able to admire a good amount of the awarded designs in a great exhibition immediately after the award ceremony. The preview starts at 20:30!

designforum at MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 27 September, 20:30. Free entry. Web
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 WKO, Katharina Schiffl
Day of Women in Business
Of course it’s long been evident that God is a woman and women are in fact ruling the world. Women are strong, socially and emotionally competent and possess a sense of basic trust and spirit! Unfortunately, they forget it way too often in their daily lives. A memory-refresher in the matters of women’s power is offered today at the Day of Women in Business. You can choose from three exciting topics: Leadership in the Digital Age, Appreciation as Guarantee for Success and “How to Protect Myself From Cybercrime?” There’s also an “expert street” from WKW for personal matters. Talk shop & network!

Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna. 27 September, 15:00 to 21:00. Sign up. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Buchcafe Melange
A twofold pleasure is offered here for bibliophile coffee fans. On the one hand, delicious pies with coffee that you can enjoy on the nicely old fashioned furniture right next to some book shelves. And on the other hand of course there’s the literary offer. Though the book shop is rather small, it provides an ingenious selection of potential favourites – from Nigel Slater’s newest cookbook to selected novels. Apart from German books, there’s also a variety of BCS (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian) books, as well as Turkish ones. Anyone who won’t discover their love for books here is a hopeless case!

Buchcafe Melange, Reindorfgasse 42, 1150 Vienna. Tue-Fri 10:00 to 18:30/19:30, Sat 10:00 to 15:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Phillip Lichtenegger
The newly opened café at Brick-5 is indeed named after its former use as a sports hall (a Jewish school used to be situated there until 1938). But from now on the cosy-stylish workshop-loft ambiance will be a place for gourmandizing, not training. It offers seasonal delicacies from the Veggie- &Vegan kitchen – ranging from blue mold-zucchini-wheat to sinful cakes from gosweetbakery. All ingredients come from their own garden in Lower Austria! On Sundays, there’s Brunch, on the other days a daily changing buffet. Real swell – and another great new location in the ‘hood of the 15th district.

Turnhalle at Brick-5, Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Vienna. Mon-Sun 10:00 to 00:00. Web


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