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m a y 20 | 21. - 27.

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"Heya Girls!"
Is there anyone among you who has been out and about in the inner city in the last few days? If you have not yet strolled through the pedestrian zone: do it! We will never see it so beautiful – because so empty – again. And yes, I know, the shops there would need the masses of tourists damned badly, but such a new, undisguised view of the city still feels good! New views are also offered by the Viennese tourist guides at the moment. They are allowed to work again since May 1st, but as we will surely not see any guest from abroad for some time, they have created a special program for us locals. In addition to the usual 400 (!) different themed tours, it is important for the guides to show how many sights Vienna has to offer outside the city centre – and so there are plenty of neighbourhood walks on offer, such as in Simmering, Rodaun, Ottakring, Döbling, Hadersdorf or Kaisermühlen. And especially funny: there are guided tours in 12 foreign languages loosely based on the motto "My Italian Vienna" or "My Japanese Vienna". Perfect for practising a language!
We can do this – together!
Your CitySpotterGirl
Guides in Vienna. Web
P.S. We mix „real” events with digitals ones again this week. Don’t get confused!
Photo: Guides in Vienna
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 Cindy Sherman, Bank Austria Kunstforum
Bank Austria Kunstforum
Experiencing art up close and personal: from today, this is true for the Bank Austria Kunstforum again, where ticket prices have been greatly reduced for the opening week. Not cheap, however, are the works of Cindy Sherman, currently on view in the exhibition "The Cindy Sherman Effect", being among the most expensive photographs in the world. Since there is a maximum of only 10 people allowed per room, there’s no crowd in front of the cool pictures at least. The exhibition "Now. collected #9/#10" at tresor, too, has been prolonged specifically for all who have not yet seen it.

Bank Austria Kunstforum, Freyung 8, 1010 Vienna. From 21 May, Mon - Sun 10:00 to 19:00. 5 €. Web
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Beeswax cloth instead of plastic
Away with the plastic cling film and the aluminium rolls – beeswax cloths are great for storing food! They keep food fresh for longer, are antiseptic and – since they can be used again and again – they are particularly sustainable. Susanne Kindler will explain how these things are made at a workshop in the middle of Essling today. The work is done outdoors in the garden – with a lot of distance. The cloths are then baked in the oven (yes, indeed) and taken straight home with you. And tomorrow you can already put your snack in your bag nicely wrapped up.
Essling, 1220 Vienna. Address upon registration. 21 May 16:30 to 18:00. 45 €. Web
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 Salome Stein
Some Salome Pop-Up
Yep, the first post-quarantine pop-up stores are opening. At present, Viennese lady Salome Stein is showing selected favourite pieces from Berlin, where she studied design and has built up a network of designers and artists at "Some Salome". Malaika Raiss has some very special jewellery, such as the necklace with pizza and chips pendants, and the spider brooches from Akkesoir are real rocks. Then you can deck yourself with an eye-catcher bag by Lala Berlin in red snake leather look, unusual drawings are exhibited by the Viennese Rade Petrasevic. Surely you will find something there ;-)
AFA Off-Space, Lindengasse 27, 1070 Vienna. Daily until 23 May 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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2069: May the Sale Be with You
Timeless is probably the best description. Designer and concept artist Fred Kobayashi makes fashion that is close to art and sometimes appears even sculptural. Materials are wittily used, alienated or cut out like papercuts. Thus the fashion of his label 2069 is always wearable, but is also often an eye-catcher. These days he invites you to "May the Sale Be with You!" in Showroom 2069 at the idyllic Sobieskiplatz. All items in the label's collection – skirts, dresses, sweaters, shirts, jackets and coats – are up to 40% off until 30 May.

Showroom 2069, Sobieskiplatz 3, 1090 Vienna. Tue-Fri 13:00 to 19:00, Sat 11:00 to 15:00. Web
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 Nadja Skudnigg
Real Live//s? Premiere
The fashion school Herbststraße does not only create fashion, it also has its own branch of art. And the students of this art school will now publish their annual works only online as a virtual exhibition for the first time. The works depict different social realities: Highly political, for instance, is the wearing of headscarves and their bans, the video "#like" is very close to everyday life and shows the quick categorisation of people in social networks, "Der faule Apfel" seems rather depressive. Full marks with distinction for all!

Kunst- und Modeschule Herbststrasse. Only online! Free. Web
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 Barbara Forst
Dance at home
Everything can and nothing must: that might sound quite simple right now, but it can be difficult in everyday life. Expectations, pressure and burdens of everyday life – all this is to be shaken off or rather danced away, for example with tropical rhythms, in the virtual home session with trainer Barbara Forst. Selected dance exercises help to awaken joie de vivre, to simply feel light and to feel the connection to oneself. The evening ranges from exuberant lightness to deep relaxation. There is nothing to accomplish, you just do whatever feels good to you.

Barbara Forst. Only online! 22 May 20:00 to 22:00. Voluntary contribution 10- 0 €. Web
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 Kollektiv Kollinski
77 Cent
If 7 is the divine number, then 77 is logically the more divine. But the most blatant thing about that number is that women earn 77 cents, while men get one euro. The actresses Caroline Hochfelner and Susanne Lipinski address this explosive women's issue of equal rights, career and children with their performance "77 Cent – Karriere kein Kinderspiel". Because their tour is currently cancelled, the play can be seen exclusively on the streaming platform "Roomservice" – but only today. The gender pay gap in seven modules with excitement, insight and peace of mind!
77 Cent – Karriere kein Kinderspiel. Only online! Available until 21 May 16:15. 10 €. Web
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Werkbuchcafé closes
A small place with so much to offer: The Werkbuchcafé is a bookstore, café and workroom for Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts and – unfortunately – closes now for the time being. But fortunately not quite. The shop will be moved to the internet for now, until owner Sabine Mund has found a new space for her concept of a co-creative space. Due to the move out of Haidgasse, there will be a big sale every Saturday, with a discount of up to 50 percent on books, material and accessories. Those who prefer to browse on their own can also make a personal shopping appointment by e-mail.

Werkbuchcafé, Haidgasse5, 1020 Vienna. Sale until 13 June Sat 10:00 to 14:00. Web
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Breakfast at wunderladen
Devouring the most important meal of the day in the midst of jewellery and fashion, how great is that. The wunderladen, a cute little fashion café with vintage living-room flair, is resuming its coffee house operations to the full and spoils its guests on Saturdays with a breakfast buffet. During two time slots, fashion-hungry get spreads, ham and cheese platters, fruit, vegetables, brownies and semolina casserole – many vegan things, too. Sparkling wine or orange juice are included, coffee must be ordered separately. The ten seats are quickly taken, so don't dawdle and pre-book them by SMS.
wunderladen, Argentinierstraße 1, 1040 Vienna. 23 May 10:30 and 13:30. 16 € incl. sparkling wine. Reservation! Web
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META market flea market
Tally-ho for bargain huntresses! The METAStadt, which is located far off the city centre, has become one of the coolest event locations in the city – the old brick factory buildings are really cool, after all. And now Austria's biggest flea market can take place here every (!) Sunday again. The hunting ground covers 42,000 sqm including courtyards, old and modern halls. The range extends from hip offers and bargains to real gusto pieces and antiques. And everything has been adapted so that the Corona specifications can be met, of course! 

METAStadt, Stadlauer Straße 41a, 1220 Vienna. 24 May 7:00 to 14:00. Free admission. Web
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 Barbara Brandst√§tter
Ramsch & Rosen
Volksmusik with depth but also tongue-in-cheek: the four-person band Ramsch & Rosen will be dusting off old melodies tonight and bringing them into the musical present for the streaming series "Moments Musicaux from the Vienna Konzerthaus". Crossing styles, bell-like singing by Julia Lacherstorfer is mixed with trumpet sounds by Simon Zöchbauer and zither and violin playing. A varied sound-theatre, colourful and obstinate, sometimes abstract but always harmonious. Listen in to the creative handling of traditional music here.

Wiener Konzerthaus. Only online! 24 May 19:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Petra Zitterer
Im Genusswald
Open your eyes! While hiking through the Wienerwald, a trained eye, such as that of a herbalist, can discover a variety of useful "weeds". This afternoon, you can join such a herbalist’s walk in the Naturschule Rabe in the south of Vienna. During the walk, you learn about various plants and their effects on the body as well as recipes – a few herbs and good greens are also tasted and prepared on the spot. So many delicious things that are waiting to be found: see, feel, smell and taste your way through the shop of delicacies of Mother Nature. 
Naturschule Rabe, Harzberg, 2540 Bad Vöslau. 24 May 14:00. 24 €. Web
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 Alexandra Haring
Monday Noon Meditation
Mondays are already exhausting enough, there is no need for nasty energy thieves that eat up our strength. So it's great that today at noon, mindfulness teacher and systemic coach Alexandra Haring offers meditations via Zoom. Getting out of autopilot mode and back into the here and now with a clear head is the goal. Whether it is perhaps ourselves who are creating unnecessary stress in our everyday lives and what can be done about it, can only be found out if you register by Sunday evening. All this is available for a voluntary donation. Have a good rest!

Alexandra Haring, aha-Coach. Only online! 25 May 12:00 to 13:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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 Crime Runners
Back to the Congressman
The Crime Runners actually run several Escape Rooms in Vienna. But because they are still closed (until June), a new adventure for the web was developed! Criminals are of course also there – after the lockdown there's no money to be made anywhere, even honest criminals are having a hard time at the moment. That's why the money reserves of the bad guys are now stolen, just like those of corrupt politicians. Instead of snooping through the Escape Room, players click across the screen to find clues and get to the next room. Played directly in the browser!

Crime Runners. 15 € for 1 to 4 players. Optimised for all major browsers. Web
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Charivari with Linde Waber
It’s pronounced „shareewaree” and means something like “rumpus” or “spectacle”. That’s what artist Linde Waber has been getting for her 80th birthday from Aktionsradius in the form of online performances from her companions. To wrap it up, actress Anne Bennent will perform the French classic "The Drunken Boat" in three languages this evening. During the cheerful hour, it will be demonstrated to the audience how the mood and character of a poem can be changed and have a different effect by changing the language and music. Enjoy it!
Aktionsradius. 26 April 19:30. Only online! Free. Web
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Self Management
To get everything under the proverbial hat, you need nothing less but Houdini's top hat at times. But since the majority of us have to manage without hocus-pocus, Natascha Meis shows how to better organise work, family and leisure time to bring the work-life balance back into balance in a webinar today. Structures are very important here. As a systemic coach, founder and project manager, Meis has years of experience in this area and helps everyone to find the right self-management tools for them. It takes 1 hour and is even free of charge.

Natascha Meis. Only online! 26. May 19:00. Free. Web
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 Lucy Kitt
Lucy Kitt
With Lucy Kitt you can hear right away that she was inspired by her parents' 70s music (with Neil Young and Bob Dylan) from an early age. Good role models, because since she writes all her lyrics herself, her songs really come from the heart, they are honest and tell of personal encounters and experiences. Today the British singer-songwriter brings feel-good music into the living room, a warm mixture of folk, rock and country blues. After tonight’s YouTube concert, her fan base in Great Britain will certainly be joined by some Viennese fans. 

Club Weltenklang. Only online! May 27th 21:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Franz Ringel, Albertina
Künstlerhaus open for good
They closed again after just one weekend, then the Künstlerhaus hoped for an opening in April, which became May. But today is really the day, finally (!) all new rooms in the completely renovated building will be opened to the public. For three long years they renovated everything at Karlsplatz, now the "Albertina modern" has moved in with works from the former Essl Collection. 2,000 sqm of modern and contemporary art are on display, currently on show in the exhibition "The Beginning" with Austrian art after 1945. 

Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna. From 27 May. Mon-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. 12 €. Web
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Fesch’Markt Deli
Because of Corona, the reinterpretation of the Fesch’Markt was brought to life rather spontaneously. In the new Deli format, you will meet producers, smart as always, in the park of the Gartenpalais Liechtenstein, but this time only from the areas of delicacies, flowers, food and agriculture. With the urban market on a small scale, the aim is to support the urban community, which is currently having a difficult time due to the Corona crisis. It is best to check the weather forecast beforehand because the market only takes place in good weather. So despite the drought, no rain dances today, please!
Fesch'markt Deli Edition, Palais Liechtenstein, Fürstengasse 1, 1090 Vienna. 27 May 10:00 to 17:30. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Hamtil & Söhne 2
Spacious, light-flooded and modern: After the shop in Herrengasse, the Hamtils' second store has now opened, too – Corona had delayed the start. The stylish store extends over two floors and brings together beautiful and original things. You will recognise Marimekko's Finnish cloth bags by their familiar flower print, the range of colourful reading glasses by Izibizi is huge and Fatboy's interior will soon have its own lounge. Especially nice: the funny bags in a nostalgic bathing cap look were brought directly from Paris.

Hamtil & Söhne 2, Wollzeile 9, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sun 10:00 to 18:30. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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In any case: original! The furnishing seems like a funny mix of modern and vintage pieces from your rich aunt in the country, flower curtains in front of the huge windows and gorgeous prints on the walls really do give the rooms a kind of living room atmosphere. The new restaurant in the Palais Augarten (right next to the Porcelain Museum) with its 2 terraces looks really inviting. The menu offers a lot of small dishes that can be combined. Or eaten separately if you are not that hungry. And the view of the Augarten: wonderful!

Sperling, Obere Augartenstrasse 1, 1020 Vienna. Mon-Sat 9:00 to 22:00, Sun 9:00 to 18:00. Web



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