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j u n e 18 | 21. - 27.

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"Heya Girls!"
“I can’t draw” – a pretty mean belief which unfortunately many people are familiar with from an early age. I know that since I – an alleged scrawler – am from a family full of highly talented drawers. But now I say: away with this sentence! We should unrestrainedly paint over it and erase old convictions. Because the ArtNights, fun-casual Social Painting Events, offer the perfect opportunity for your first and certainly successful picture. The idea for it was brought to us by Berlin-based start-up duo Aimie and David, by now the drawing evenings take place in over 30 German cities and now regularly in Vienna as well. And this is how it works: a small group of willing people meets at a cool venue in the evening to draw a precisely predefined picture together. An artist demonstrates step by step how to do it, and the entire material from brush to apron is provided there. Nice side-effect: you get to know new people during the whole colouring and doodling, you have fun, and take home a great finished picture. The next ArtNights in Vienna: “Buddha” and “Frida Kahlo” at Café Das Möbel. So, are your fingers itching yet?
Wishing you a colourful week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
ArtNight, Das Möbel, Burggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 26 June 18:00. 34 €. Web
Bild: Verena Bonath
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 Hotel Daniel Vienna
Daniel Summernight BBQ
Barbecuing, slurping summer punch & eating outside: once again you can indulge in these wonderful summer-musts at the stylish Hotel Daniel. Every Thursday and (new!) Saturday night, barbecue boss Manfred is hard at work there, the front yard is transformed into a chill oasis (and the Daniels know how to chill!) and accompanied by cool music they grill not only steaks and fish but also veggies like corn cobs. With that they serve baked potatoes, pita bread and salads as well as tasty, home-made sauces. And “all you can eat”, at that! Bad for your beach body, but who cares ;-)

Hotel Daniel, Landstraßer Gürtel 5, 1030 Vienna. Thursdays and Saturdays from 18:30. 38 €. Web
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Sale at Footsteps
Ladies, today you quickly gotta race into the city – and chase some shoe bargains! The cool sneaker store is rearranging and clearing out its storage, so they sell off stylish brand models from Adidas to Vagabond, plus some pretty sandals, ballerinas, and comfy casuals. Simply everything a woman needs to hop well-shod through the summer. Among the shoes 30 to 50 percent off are hot new ones as well as hip remnant pairs from previous seasons. Apart from footwear, by the way, you can also shop for casual-cool summer fashion, for instance from “American Vintage”!
Footsteps, Fleischmarkt 12A, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:30, Sat 10:00 to 18:00 Web
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 Belvedere Wien
Say it with flowers!
From Waldmüller’s opulent flower bouquet to Klimt’s famous sunflowers: an exhibition at Belvedere now shows beautiful floral works of different artists and styles, from Biedermeier up to the beginning of the 20th century. In the space of that time period, flower painting underwent an enormous transformation – and the centre of events was our fine city, where in the 19th century flower painting achieved the height of its glory. Aside from paintings they also show porcelains and sculptures, plus some contemporary art. Glorious! Vernissage is today.
Orangery at Lower Belvedere, Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna. Vernissage 21 June 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Eden Garments
Eden Garments-Pop Up
Christina Zauner, a dancer from a little village called Eden, refers to her sexy lingerie as comfortable body ornaments. A few of the young designer’s models consist of very little fabric (even for underwear) – that’s because she also dances burlesque and tailors her costumes herself. Her lingerie line – including less saucy stuff like cute lace bralettes! – is hand-made in Vienna and can be acquired today during the young label’s first pop-up at We Bandits. There you can enjoy a glass of Prosecco in a chill atmosphere and try what flatters your curves, forms, and wrinkles best. ;-)
We Bandits, Neubaugasse 36, 1070 Vienna. 21+22 June 10:00 to 19:00. Web
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Creative Cluster Traktorfabrik
Now that’s a creatively inspired solstice program! Today a new art & culture production workshop invites you to its Grand Opening at the former Traktorfabrik in the 21st district. 40 artists based there present their works and open their studios – on expansive 2,500 square metres! Music & dance performances plus evening DJ-sounds get the party going. Another reason for a trip to the factory: the vintage store Indigo Express has its storage area there and is selling furniture and decorative articles from a newly arrived container for a discount of 10 percent right now!
Traktorfabrik, Louis Häfliger-Gasse 12, 1210 Vienna. 21-24 June from 11:00. Free entry. Web
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 Byron Katie
„The Work” with Byron Katie
Get out of the destructive thought carousel! The formula of success of world-famous bestselling author Byron Katie is incredibly simple: it makes a huge difference what we think and what kind of relationship we have with our thoughts. Which are responsible for our happiness. So it’s already helpful to ask four major questions. You can find out what they are and how “The Work” works during a 2-day-workshop first-hand from its charismatic inventress. She, too, learned that her thoughts were to blame for her suffering and since then she provides the manual for happiness herself.

Austria Center, Bruno Kreisky Platz 1, 1220 Vienna. 22+23 June 9:30 to 17:30. From 179 €. Web
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Cooking at Hermanngasse
One street, ten hobby cooking teams, two dishes made with the same ingredients and a big lay jury – that’s the concept of the big cooking competition in the 7th district. Hungry walk-in customers get a tasting pass plus cutlery and napkin and can then eat themselves through the creations of the competitors all around Hermanngasse and judge them. The most diverse groups are participating there – from Casa Caria or the team from Audiamo at Kaiserstraße (the previous year’s winners!) to the private father-daughter-team. Let’s see who’ll win this time!

Hermanngasse, 1070 Vienna. 23 June tasting 1: 14:00 to 16:00, tasting 2: 16:30 to 18:30. 6 €. Web
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 Elisabeth Pollak
Danube Island Festival 2018
Ready for the island? For what feels like the 100th time (and is actually the 35th) the Danube Island Festival guarantees cool free concerts, party atmosphere and many, many people for three days. The musical range on the countless stages is huge: from Voodoo Jürgens and Lisa Stansfield to Konstantin Wecker (all today, Saturday). And the performance of Austrian singer-songwriter Ina Regen, who became a star via youtube, will be the grand final on Sunday. A quick side-trip to the hits-swing-stage pays off too: Birgit Denk and Ankathie Koi will perform there.

Danube Island Festival, Danube Island, 1220 Vienna 22-24 June. All events free. Program online
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Boat trip “Midsummer Special”
Sniff! What a bad day, the summer solstice, when the days are getting shorter again. But there is no time for moping, it’s vital to take full advantage of the long days and mild nights! For example, today there is a romantic boat trip to Wachau, where there will be countless of solstice fires. The plan:  Before midday, boarding of MS Admiral Tegetthoff, followed by an extensive brunch while the ship is chugging down the Danube toward Dürnstein. There you have enough time to experience the solstice fire(work)s before you get on the bus around midnight to head home. So much for the nights are getting longer ;-)
Departure: Reichsbrücke, Handelskai 265, 1020 Vienna. 23 June 09:00. 49 €. Web
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 BV 13, Stadt Wien
Picnic in the Park
Why yes, there are Festwochen in Hietzing too now! They’ve been going on since the end of April and offer a variety of nice neighbourhood-events such as concerts, readings or guided walks. On today’s program you find a picnic in the pretty park of Kardinal König Haus for which you’ll have to bring blankets as well as food and drinks plus friends yourself. Musical entertainment, on the other hand, is provided by DJ Picknicker and guitarist Andie Gabauer.  By the way, the Hietzinger Festwochen run until 30 June, on this final day there will be a hike across the seven hills of Hietzing. Nice!
Park of Kardinal König Haus, Kardinal König-Platz, 1130 Vienna. 24 June from 14:00. Free entry. Web
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Sugar-Flower course – Hibiscus
Hard to believe, but the beautiful flower in the picture above is indeed made of sugar! Even beginners can learn how to do that in today’s one-day workshop. They show you how to colour the sugar paste, how to use tools like moulds, cutters, the stabilising flower wire, and the dust colours which make the hibiscus look so deceptively real. And of course they offer lots of tips and tricks, so that you will be able to do it yourself later. Because if you know hibiscus you know all flowers, that’s what the pros say ;-) If you pretty up your cakes with that, you will be the star of every party!
sweet home, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 90, 1030 Vienna. 24 June 9:30 to 17:00. 89 €. Web
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 Thomas Lieser
Gfrerer & Spengler
Two “g’scheite” musicians - Austrian for smart and good! Gottfried David Gfrerer, probably Europe’s best slide guitarist, and songwriter Martin Spengler, who writes amazingly touching songs, are a musical dream-team. Gfrerer’s own virtuously plucked blues & folk songs meet petical dialect-country songs by Spengler that tell tales about love, death and other wastrels. In their joint program “Wien-Texas” Gfrerer & Spengler also succeed in a Viennese approach to the young Bob Dylan with the necessary ease and gravity. Amazing!
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 25 June 19:30 22 €. Web
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 Niklas Sprenger
Writing against Forgetting
66,000 names, 66,000 victims that must not be forgotten. Artist Margarete Rabow started a large-scale join-in art-campaign to recall the murdered Austrian Jewish population. For that purpose, the names of all victims will be written on Prater Hauptallee with white blackboard chalk within one week. Everybody can join in – whether for one hour or for a longer period of time on several days. Please sign on using the Doodle list. The event will be documented for a planned film, you can find a preview to the project here.
Prater Hauptallee, 1020 Vienna. Until 28 June daily 10:00 to 19:00. Please sign up. Free participation. Web
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 Wikipedia CC-BY-SA-3.0
Royal and Imperial Purveyor
Carrying the title of a royal and imperial purveyor to the court back in the days of the emperor was practically like being knighted. Even today, there are still businesses that were part of the crème de la crème in their respective guild or branch of trade. During a guided tour with Margot König, you can learn fascinating facts about the history of past and present Viennese shops. A few have survived the fall of the monarchy and are still pursuing their traditional work, for example the shoemaker Scheer, chandelier Lobmeyr or the perfumery Filz that has been in existence since 1809.
Meeting point; Michaelerplatz 6, passage next to the church, 1010 Vienna. 26 June 16:30. 16 €. Web
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Movies on the Rooftop
Summer also means summer cinema! The chill open-air cinema on the roof of the Central Library trusts in nice weather until 9 September and shows grand films for 8 weeks. Because it’s their 15th anniversary, they will not only show award-winning flicks like “The Square” (recommended, sublime!) but also a best-of the last 15 years including gems like “Little Miss Sunshine”. In June and July, the films start at 21:00, Cinebar on the roof with view across Vienna is open until midnight every day. Today, they show the docu “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami”. Worth seeing!
Central Library, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna. Until 9 September 21:00. 8 €. Web
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 Daniel Shaked
Business Breakfast at weXelerate
Intriguing talk on start-ups: since April Claudia Witzmann and Gabrielle Costigan have taken over "weXelerate" in the 2nd district, Europe’s biggest (!) innovation hub. They connect mentors with founders and creative people from all over the world, especially women, and support them in claiming their share of the fast world of start-ups. At today’s business breakfast the power-duo answer questions on their exciting business and give a tour through the start-up’s premises. If you’re curious already: On 22 June there’s “Public Demo Day” there!
weXelerate, Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna. 27 June 08:30. 15 €. Web
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 Peter Diamond
Go West!
On to the creative west! Young illustrators from all over the world are still flocking to cities like New York or Los Angeles, to make a name for themselves on the flourishing and lucrative US-market. With their colourful mix of immigrated and native talents, the American illu-scene is probably one of the liveliest and most defining visual cultures worldwide. With the exhibition GO WEST! designforum presents a selection of the best 16 illustrators from the USA for the first time in Austria – ranging from rising youngsters to established veterans.
designforum, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Until 7 October Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat + Sun 11:00 - 18:00. 2 €. Web
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 Paul Feuersänger
Im Verborgenen
A stirring page-turner for the summer reading list! Powerful yet unsentimental is the novel “Im Verborgenen” (hidden away) of Ljuba Arnautovic, born 1954 in Kursk, about a quiet heroine of the Second World War. Genofeva works at the High Consistory’s office, it’s the year 1944. Nobody imagines that the woman has been hiding people in her apartment for months. And nobody knows about her political past that could put herself at the highest risk. Today, the author is reading from her thrilling debut novel at Magdas Hotel.
magdas Hotel, Laufbergergasse 12, 1020 Vienna. 27 June 19:00. Free entry. Web
Shop of the Week 
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 Femme Maison
Femme Maison
Although their fashion sells internationally from Hongkong to L.A, the likable creative couple behind “Femme Maison” has stayed grounded. Designer Franziska Fürpass and her husband Sia Kermani prefer focusing on the business of their heart: personally dress women in high-quality fashion. In order to follow this dream, they have opened their own atelier in Servitenviertel for some relaxed (window) shopping. Whether it’s elegant long silk dresses, dimly gleaming 70s two-pieces or YSL-inspired prints for the summer collection - beautiful Austrian couture that is both suitable for salon & everyday life. 
Femme Maison, Hahngasse 15, 1090 Vienna. Thu 15:00 to 20:00 and by arrangement. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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100 Tage Sommer
Not far from SCS and the pyramid of Vösendorf, not exactly the most attractive corner of metropolitan Vienna, there is actually an idyllic bathing pond, if you can believe it. Surrounded by trees, a sand beach and a cosy open-air bath. And every day after 17:30, that pond turns into a nice restaurant at the water. You’re sitting on the dock in the middle of the lake or on the beach, chilling in comfy sofas, looking over the water. DJs provide proper lounge-music – and the food (noodles, salads, burger, fish) tastes surprisingly good. And as culmination: a cheesecake in the glass. Now that’s how I like it!

100 Tage Sommer, Wiener Straße 196, 2345 Brunn/ Gebirge. Mon-Sun 17:30 to 23:00. Web 


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