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j u n e 20 | 18. - 24.

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"Heya Girls!"
46 productions, 15 of which should have been world premieres. But the Festwochen had to give way to a little stupid virus too. What is normally one of the cultural highlights of the year in May and June has been moved to the web in a small, unusual form. Day after day, each piece from the programme was and is virtually hinted at according to the chronology in the festival. This resulted in a collection of small “gestures” that refer to every work that cannot be shown. Some were taken from existing material, others give an insight into the creation of a new piece that still has its premiere ahead of it. Moving images, musical fragments, short texts: a sci-fi comic by Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg, a choreographic video work by William Forsythe, an earthquake text by Kate McIntosh (photo) or an enigmatically beautiful video by the company Cia REC, shot over the roofs of Rio de Janeiro. In sum, they form something like an archive of a festival that could not take place. Splinters of thoughts on a time period we will likely never forget.
Wishing you a good week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Festwochen online. Free. Web 
Cover: Kate McIntosh, Photo: Clare Noonan
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 Duo Sonoma
Duo Sonoma at Frau Mayer
This is how harmonious and gentle it can sound when two sisters form a band. The duo Sonoma consists of the siblings Mira on violin and Sara Gregorič with guitar – the repertoire of the musicians ranges from tango to jazz improvisation to classical and new music. They also combine these different styles to a whole in their own compositions. Tonight you can hear this music that’s perfect for dreaming yourself away in the living room atmosphere of the venue "Frau Mayer". For a good seat you should make a reservation by SMS, check it out in advance here

Frau Mayer, Mollardgasse 17, 1060 Vienna. 18 June 20:00. Web 
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 PV Vienna
Support your local girlgang
Yes, we are happy to do that – supporting Viennese designers and other creative girls. This time at the temporary design shop, for which local "it"-labels like Ferrari Zöchling, amateur and Milk have come together to sell their latest creations of fashion, accessories and jewellery. Minimalist collections come from KLAR, at Valle ō Valle cardigan and kimono are combined to a flowing, airy kimonorah, and the Waldviertler manufacturer Kamptalerie brings fine soaps to Vienna. Everything is created by women – and all produce sustainably and locally.

Ausstellungsraum, Gumpendorferstraße 23, 1060 Vienna. Until 20 June 11:00 to 20:00, Sat til 18:00. Web
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 Lisa Großkopf, Lena Schwingshandl
Travel Apparatus
Do we really have to physically enter a place to experience it? No! Through art you can take a trip around the world without leaving the city. Possible from today every Thursday in the art studio "das weisse haus" with an exciting video program. It’s not the tourist experience that takes centre stage, but thinking about global warming and social inequality at 34 destinations. You will travel to a private pool in Spain, to the annual drought in Tuvalu or to the ice landscapes of the North Pole. A look at distant places in a time when travelling seems almost impossible.

das weisse haus, Hegelgasse 14, 1010 Vienna. Every Thursday 12:00 to 21:00. Web
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 Bildarchiv der KPÖ
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky
Austria's first female architect, the wonderful housing revolutionary Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky is known above all for her "Frankfurt Kitchen". Today, however, a guided tour is dedicated to her work in Vienna. The excursion leads to the (lesser known) buildings of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in the 20th district. The meeting point is in front of the former GLOBUS building, which the architect planned in 1956 and which is now a listed building. From there the walk continues to the Otto-Haas-Hof and the kindergarten Kapaunplatz.

Meeting point: former GLOBUS building, Höchstädtplatz 3, 1200 Vienna. 19 June 16:30. Please sign up! Web
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 Sight Store
Cacti Pop-Up Store
Desert flair on the window sill! Kitsch Bitch hosts the first cactus pop-up of Vienna. Raised all sustainably on a plantation in the 23rd district, the sun worshippers only need a bright place to be happy. That's the convenient thing about these prickly plants – they need little care and still look neat. For two days you can buy various sizes and species in the store, the personal cactus favourite can also be reserved online in advance and then picked up. Besides the cacti, you can also use this opportunity to inspect the brand-new collection of swimsuits and bikinis.

Sight Store, Neubaugasse 46, 1070 Vienna. 19 June 11:00 to 19:00, 20 June until 18:00. Web
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 Georg Vogler
Volkstheater: song night
Final performance for the Volkstheater – before it is closed until January 2021 because of the general renovation. To bring the “Alles geht!” song recital to the stage despite the ban on events, the whole team got into the car and headed for Lower Austria. Shot in the workshops and depots of the Volkstheater, the cancelled performance resulted in a music film, a best-of songs from productions of the last five years. Tonight the production will be released for the first time in the online stream and will be available for 24 hours. A musical chronicle of the theatre.

Volkstheater. Only online! 19 June 21:00. Free of charge. Web
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Presentation Tuareg Jewellery
In the last city before the Sahara, in Agadez, the Tuareg people make their artistic jewellery. Beautiful, handmade pieces are now presented by the gallery Melete: necklaces, rings, pendants and earrings are made according to traditional patterns, the patterns and ornaments are inspired by the natural environment – like for instance by the dunes in the Sahara and the tracks of jackals and camels in the sand. Special guest is Tuareg Alhousseini Ibra, who will tell stories about the various pieces of jewellery and who will also perform a traditional tea ceremony. 

Melete, Spittelberggasse 18, 1070 Vienna. 20 June 15:00. Web
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Wine Hike for Singles
Single meeting out in nature! Getting to know new people between hills of vines – including a wine tasting session: This is possible for the first time today (only in good weather) after the lockdown on a hike for singles between 25 and 35. During the walk along the wine trails in Stammersdorf, cool wine and Radler are available during the breaks as refreshments, there are also one or two stops at wine taverns. The places will of course be allocated 50:50 to women and men if possible and are limited, so if you’d like to be part of it, please register quickly by mail.
Meeting point: Straßenbahn 31 final stop Stammersdorf. 20 June 15:00. 10 €. Web 
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 Parkour Vienna
Parkour: Girls Jam 2020
Overcoming obstacles on the way effectively and quickly with creativity and ingenuity – that's something you can use in any situation. And that's what parkour training is all about: Women and girls of all levels train together at the Girls Jam on the Danube Island, instead of using special equipment, they simply use the direct surroundings. No false shyness, girls, previous knowledge is not necessary and beginners are especially welcome. All you need to bring is a bottle of water and the joy of movement. Hop and up!
Meeting point: U1 Donauinsel, exit Hubertusdamm. 20 June 14:00. Free. Web
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Buschenschank in Residence
You’d gladly follow the wonderful Viennese winemaker Jutta Ambrositsch-Kalchbrenner everywhere. Quasi in the heart of the wine tavern area Grinzing, she has played in an abandoned traditional tavern for the last years. Now it’s time for a new location: the Buschenschank (wine tavern) of the Rauscher family, which has been in existence since 1954 and has been closed since 2014, also in Grinzing. They’re open this weekend with all the trimmings like cosy seats, wonderful delicacies and of course some very fine wines. Do make reservations due to Corona.
Buschenschank Rauscher, Langackergasse 5a, 1190 Vienna. 19-21 June from 16:00, Sun from 15:00. Web
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Sissi’s Sundowner
The Drag Queens take over Schönbrunn! And as it befits queens, Tamara Mascara and her five colleagues have chosen a worthy setting with the castle for their new show “Sissi’s Sundowner”. From now on, every Saturday and Sunday, the six ladies will embark on the strangest journey through time that ever took place there in the middle of the palace gardens: In the middle of the 1950s, Romy Schneider finally starts shooting the Sissi trilogy in the imperial building complex, but soon some extremely unusual incidents occur. The cult classic as a drag show? Dragtastic!
Landtmann’s Jausen Station, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, 1130 Vienna. 21 June 18:00. 24 €. Web
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 Kino am Dach
Cinema on the Roof
With the summer weather come the summer cinemas! In the chill open-air cinema on the roof of the Central Library, cinematic highlights and international novelties flicker across the screen again – under new Corona rules: A seat must be left empty between you and strangers, and tickets can only be purchased online this year. Today's programme is also cutting edge with "Queen & Slim". On the way home a black couple is stopped by a white policeman because of a trifle, the encounter gets out of hand. Highly topical thriller!

Hauptbücherei, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna. 21 June, 21:00. 10 €. Web
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 Deine Mitte
Vertebra Weeks at Donaupark  
Walking through life with your head held high: The spine makes it possible. In order to keep it that way and to compensate for all the sitting work that the body has to do every day, it is necessary to mobilise, strengthen and stretch. And this is exactly what will be trained during the Vertebra Weeks, which start today. In the weekly course you strengthen (with your own weight and small equipment) the torso and shoulders, balance exercises are aimed at the deep muscles. Through the holistic body training, vertebrae and intervertebral discs are sustainably relieved. And everything outdoors in the open air at Donaupark! 

Donaupark, Arbeiterstrandbadstraße, 1220 Vienna. Mon 17:20 + 18:30. 10-15 €. Web
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 Ines Bacher
Climate Referendum starts
Rarely has a movement managed to get people all over the world to take to the streets in such an impressive way as the protests for climate protection. It really concerns all of us! And from today on, you can sign the petition for a referendum on climate protection, for one week at every municipal and district office or even more conveniently online via mobile phone signature. The central demand is to anchor the basic right to climate protection in the constitution so that this is made possible at all political levels. This would also enable Austria to meet the Paris climate goals. So, pencils out and give an autograph!
Klimavolksbegehren. All municipal and district offices or by mobile phone signature. 22-29 June. Web
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 fröhlich-sein. at
Flower Excursion Summer Herbs
Herbs are particularly powerful at the summer solstice, their ethereal content is now at its highest. In order to protect this precious plant treasure from withering away unused, preservation must be learned: that is exactly what’s taught on today’s summer herb hike in Floridsdorf. Techniques for the production of red oil and macerate (cold preparation by soaking in tea, oil or alcohol) will be shown, and also how to prepare flower elixir. On top of that there is knowledge about herbs that store warmth, why mugwort is so magical and why St. John's wort should not be missing at any midsummer celebration. 

Meeting place: Danube Island Floridsdorf. 23 June, 17:30. 30 €. Web
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 Elke Freytag
Special Birthday Sale at elke freytag
A birthday that will make fashionistas particularly happy! Designer Elke Freytag is celebrating the 11th anniversary of her store with a special sale, where last season pieces and fine, glamorous items can be purchased at heavily reduced prices. A discount of up to 60 percent is quite an argument! Some special treasures such as summer skirts and tops are available for as little as 50 euros. Plus dresses, blouses and cheerful, colourful prints with cats and flowers. They dispel bad mood and post-corona depressions within seconds. Shopping is soooo exhausting ;-)

elke freytag, Lindengasse 14, 1070 Vienna. 24-27 June Wed-Fri 12:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 15:00. Web
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 Yusaku Kamekura
Hiroshima Appeals
The posters are touring the world, now they can also be seen in Vienna: Every year, the Hiroshima Appeals campaign commemorates the day the bombs fell on Hiroshima. Only one Japanese artist may add one work to the collection each year. The designforum shows the whole poster series titled “Stimmen für den Frieden” (Voices for Peace), the show is a warning cry against violence, war, hatred and contempt for humanity. The latest subject of the 22 posters shows mother and child with a swallow as a symbol of hope: unable to fly after the bombing, the birds can now take to the skies again.
designforum, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat+Sun 14:00 to 18:00. 2 €. Web
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 Bauerngolf Cobenzl
Give-Away Garden Party
Who's got something to give away? Into the backpack with it and off to the Cobenzl! There, club SOL hosts a garden party today with a sustainable add-on: everybody can bring items that they would like to pass on to others. The only requirement is that they are usable, clean and functional. If you want to get rid of more than will fit in one bag, you should reserve a table. All that is left over is donated to a Kost Nix shop. Everyone should bring their own grillables and drinks, rubber boots are available for a game of farmer's golf on the nearby meadow ;-) Wonderful idea, easily executed!

Landgut Cobenzl, Am Cobenzl 96a, 1190 Vienna. 24 June from 16:00. Participation free of charge. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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The black marble outside makes the tiny shop appear all the brighter on the inside. And everywhere the Quipsterlings are curiously peeking from the walls, that's the name of the funny comic animals of the Salzburg label Quipster. The charming stick figures remind us of little beans and each character has its own story, is a bit weird or has a questionable talent. One of the most popular figures is Fluffy, very hairy and grown up in an ostrich herd. The T-shirts, hoodies and tank tops are available in unisex sizes and in the colours white, black and grey.

Quipster, Mariahilfer Straße 45, 1060 Vienna. Mon-Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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One of the first new openings after Corona combines two food trends that are currently in vogue in Vienna: vegan food and Vietnamese cuisine. In Vietnam, veganism has played an important role for centuries, considering the fact that the monks of the Vietnamese temples exclusively stick to a meatless diet. So the idea to offer this in Vienna, too, suggested itself. The small, nicely furnished restaurant has all the classics on the menu, from Summer Rolls to Pho, but also unusual things like Banh Mi baguette or macrobiotic dishes, such as red rice with sesame salt. Nice!

VeVi, Stollgasse 5, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Sat 11:30 to 15:00, 17:30 to 22:00, Sun 12:00 to 22:00. Web 


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