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o c t o b e r 21 | 21. - 27.

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"Heya Girls!"
After almost two years of Corona, this is truer than ever: life itself writes the most incredible stories. Which, by the way, makes us all gifted leading ladies ;-) Sometimes life comes along as a comedy, sometimes as a tragedy – and this year's Viennale film programme is just as colourful and varied. Austria's largest international film event will show domestic films such as “Große Freiheit” by Sebastian Meise as well as Jane Campion's “Power of the Dog” or the wonderful film “L'evenement” about an abortion at the beginning of the 1960s, for which Audrey Diwan won the Golden Lion in Venice. And as a star guest, the great Matt Dillon will come to Vienna himself with his new film “Land of Dreams”! Quite instructive to dive into foreign fates, relationships and realities – but tough times for cineastes! The Viennale, with over 200 films on 11 days, all but forces us to spend day and night in the cinema.
Wishing you a flickering week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Viennale, various cinemas in Vienna. 21-31 October. 9.50 €/ ticket. Web
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Fashion Show by time4africa
 Imma Baumgartner, the designer with a great love for Africa, creates the most beautiful pieces from original African fabrics that she brings back from her many travels. Her label time4africa became known for its colourful dirndl creations made of African fabrics combined with traditional Austrian cuts. In the meantime, the Tyrol-born designer mainly designs dresses with a classic silhouette – today she is showing her current autumn/winter collection at a fashion show. Until Tuesday, you can then also buy the unique pieces in the showroom next door!
Cafe Baharat, Gumpendorfer Straße 65, 1060 Vienna. 21 October 18:00. Free entry. Web 
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 Lumine Projections
Light Art re:flexion at MQ
It will be the laser show of the year – and it has nothing to do with clubbing. To celebrate its birthday, the MQ gifts to itself colourful lights and optical illusions, accompanied by stimulating rhythms. The main façade, the Leopold Museum, Hall E+G and the mumok take on exciting new forms through light projections. These in turn change to the beat of the music – laser pulses, reflections, 360-degree show. If you can't keep up with watching, you can see the fascinating composition for free (!) several times an evening for a whole week. Happy Birthday, MQ!
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 21-28 October. Free of charge. Web
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 Clean Beauty Concept
Clean Beauty Salon & Holistic Rituals
Clean Beauty Concept is a new luxury cosmetics label from Vienna that produces vegan, 100% organic cosmetics in Austria. And which has set itself the goal of changing the way you care for your skin. Inspired by a thousand-year-old TCM method, the Gua Sha ritual, Clean Beauty Concept combines ancient knowledge with modern aspects. This beauty ritual is being presented for the first time today at the Clean Beauty Salon: In four free workshops, you will learn how lymphatic drainage, Gua Sha and massage tighten the skin and make it glow. Kind of like lifting without Botox ;-)
Salon am Schwarzenbergplatz, Schwarzenbergplatz 10/2/6, 1040 Vienna. 21 October 15:00 to 20:00. Please register. Web
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Flea market at ROEE
Attention, this is no ordinary flea market! Today, the design shop ROEE offers special pieces from its collection: shoes from fashion shows, jewellery from shoots, samples and prototypes! Plus, individual pieces from past collections and from friendly labels will also be sold off. Such as: Landkinder, Little Miss Vintage, Yaga, Turina and Uhrleiwand. To beautify your home, they will even offer sketches by artists and acrylic paintings by the artist Kertwende. And of course it's first come, first serve – so don't wait too long. 
ROEE, Bandgasse 14, 1070 Vienna. 22 + 23 October 12:00 to 18:00. Web
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Demeter Farmers’ Market
Demeter is coming to town! For many people, this is the agriculture of the future: lively and biodynamic. Today 17 local Demeter farms and their products are – for once! – guests here in Vienna. This way, urban nature lovers, too, can taste and try all kinds of Demeter specialties, buy some fresh autumn vegetables, bread and wine, watch strudel baking or mix their own cream honey. Potato rarities from Waldviertel will be presented as well as background information and stories about Demeter apples. And there’s also a Demeter lunch!
Naturkost St. Josef, Zollergasse 26, 1070 Vienna. 22 October 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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In Line: Nazi Politics of Art in Vienna
Very fascinating topic that hardly anyone has paid attention to yet! What was that again with Viennese artists and the Nazis? Anyone who wanted to work as an artist had to become a member of the Reich Chamber of Fine Arts. The membership files of around 3,000 Viennese artists have been preserved – and they have recently been scientifically processed for the first time. Many works by these artists from the Nazi era are also in the depots of Vienna's museums. The new source material provides insights into the political power structures, processes and networks. On view now at Musa.
Wien Museum Musa, Felderstraße 6–8, 1010 Vienna. Until 24 April 2022, Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. 7 €. Web
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 Eduard Bäumer
Kunstasyl 2021
Wow, today you can bid for works by Arnulf Rainer, Friedensreich Hundertwasser & Co! And do good in the process. Contemporary artists from Austria donated a total of 58 works to the NGO Asyl in Not. The charitable organisation offers refugees legal advice and representation in asylum proceedings. Since the organisation is financed almost exclusively by donations, it organises the annual charity auction Kunstasyl: Via the website of the Dorotheum auction house, you can still bid for 2 days! And perhaps you’ll soon have an Ernst Fuchs at home.
Kunstasyl 2021, Online auction until 28 October, 17:00. Web
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Flea market at Supersense
Attention, analogue aficionados! Today's flea market at Haptik-Himmel Supersense offers notebooks, Polaroid cameras and films, screen-printed postcards, fine pens and everything else your stationery heart desires. And as cheap as we would always like analogue, often even handmade, materials to be! On offer, of course, is also what makes the Supersense universe so special: self-printed wall calendars, records recorded live on site by bands like Granada or Hurts and – to celebrate the day – the famous and fabulous sourdough bread by Andi Auböck. Yep!
Supersense, Praterstrasse 70, 1020 Vienna. 23 October 11:00 to 17:00. Free entry. Web 
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 Theater Spielraum
Venus in Furs
A play about a play. The plot: Venus in Furs, the novella from 1870, is being dramatised. In the book, a man is kept as a slave by his mistress at his own request. The book was written by the Austrian author Leopold Sacher-Masoch, after whom masochism is famously named. In any case, the director of the play is looking for a leading lady, but none is convincing enough for him – only the last candidate will do. The boundaries between reality and fiction disappear. The question remains: who has how much power over the other? 
Theater Spielraum, Kaiserstraße 46, 1070 Vienna. 23 October 19:30. 20 €. Web
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 Gloria De Oliveira
Stella Sommer: Northern Dancer
A lover alone is no lover, writes Stella Sommer. The singer/songwriter with the wonderfully deep voice is at the Volkstheater today and more than lives up to her name on solo album number 2 ;-) Sommer sounds a bit like Leonhard Cohen and a bit like Nico, in short: like a melancholy late summer day. Originally, the musician started out with her band “Die Heiterkeit” and poetic pop in German. Today, however, she is English-speaking and on her own. It sounds folky, like chanson and 60s pop with an occasional synth influence. And it is very, very beautiful. Listen in here.
Volkstheater, Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1, 1070 Vienna. 24 October 19:30. 6-35 €. Web
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 First Escape
Escape Room in the underground
This exciting new Escape Room game actually takes place in a discarded Viennese underground train set! For those who don't know such games yet: You solve puzzles with up to five fellow players, find codes and hidden objects, crack safes. The aim of the game is to escape from the room in which you have been locked in. In the adventure The Subway, the team has to take a train to the depot as employees of the Wiener Linien when suddenly the doors no longer open. But not only that: suddenly an attack on Vienna must be prevented! And that before time runs out...
First Escape, Himmelpfortgasse 17, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sun 10:00 to 20:30, Fri-Sat until 22:00. From 76 €. Web 
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Pumpkin farmers' market at Himmel
Bad news: The annual Great Pumpkin Festival at Himmel has been cancelled. Better news: There will be a pumpkin farmers' market instead. Good news: The famous Franzlbauer, owner of a pumpkin farm in the Vienna Woods, is coming anyway. And brings all his crazy and delicious pumpkin varieties with him! Plus, organic honey from the Kaupa apiary from Waldviertel and Sturm, wine and juices by the fruit farmer from Himmel will be sold, and live music will be playing at the Lebensbaumkreis. Tip: Have breakfast in the Oktogon, visit the farmers' market and then go for an autumn walk at Himmel. Perfect Sunday!
Am Himmel, Himmelstraße 125, 1190 Vienna. 23, 24, 26 October 10:00 to 18:00. Free admission. Web 
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 Daniel Zupanc
Night Tour at the Zoo
Unfortunately, it's getting dark earlier and earlier now. It's a bit depressing, but it also has its advantages: like the night tour at the zoo starting earlier than in summer, for example. When all the visitors have left the zoo, you stalk in a small group through the dark realm of sleeping and nocturnal zoo animals –equipped with Swarovski night-vision devices and under qualified supervision. Among other things, you will make the acquaintance of Egyptian fruit bats that sail through the air like ghosts, while passing though the hippo house.
Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Maxingstraße 13 b, 1130 Vienna. 25 October 20:00. 26 €. Web
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 Stefan Leitner
Hiking in the Danube-Auen National Park
Yes, that's how times change. In the past, CitySpotter- Girl was happy to spend a day lounging on the sofa. Nowadays, she prefers to get some moderate exercise. Like on National Day: the Danube-Auen National Park traditionally invites you to free guided walks. In the autumnal Danube wetlands you can walk with a national park ranger along the Danube to the legendary Röthelstein ruins in Hainburg. Or you can get to know the Orther wetlands right outside the city gates, with all things that creep and fly there. 
Meeting points: Hainburg, parking area Donaulände + NP-Zentr. schlossORTH. 26.10. 14:00. Register. Web
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 Dmitriy Yenin
International Storytelling Festival
Storytelling can be done in many different ways, as can be experienced today at the pretty MQ Libelle. The Serbian musician Jelena Poprzan, for example, describes her impressions of the world on the viola. Russian performer Dmitriy Yenin and French mime-clown Julien Cottereau, on the other hand, portray stories with their bodies. Turkish storyteller Nazli describes things with colourful words that stimulate the imagination, while Italian beatboxer Moses has even created his own storytelling genre. Beautiful stories with free admission!
MQ Libelle, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 26 October 17:00 to 19:00. Free admission. Web
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 Martha Gattringer
Tina Naderer
Lower Austrian musician Tina Naderer makes pop that could also come from Berlin. The 24-year-old was discovered in 2017 on the German casting show The Voice Of Germany and learned a lot from her coach at the time, Yvonne Catterfeld. Now she recorded her first album of her own: Naderer sings about relationships, unexpected encounters, insecurity and the courage to be happy. Ohne Filter (Without Filter) is not just the title of the album. Today the singer can be heard live at the WUK. Her support AnJosef alias Anna Heimrath was part of the current new edition of Starmania.
WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 27 October 20:00. 19 €. Web
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 Renata Willenig
Dancing through life
Dancing through life with love, lust and passion! Dancing has always been a good way to express feelings – under the guidance of Renata Willenig you can practise how to do this in a 7-part course! Everyone has the natural ability to purposely use thoughts and emotions through posture and movements. In free dance you find your inner source of strength and discover yourself anew. In other words, when the wheel of thought is at rest, strength, courage, lightness and joy emerge behind it! No previous experience is necessary, the course is aimed at women only.
Fondavo, entrance Dürergasse 1, 1060 Vienna. 27 October-8 December 18:30. 150 €. Please register. Web
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Dacia Maraini and Barbara Frandino
Two of the most famous contemporary Italian authors will present their new novels in Vienna this evening! Dacia Maraini is considered the grande dame of the Italian literary scene, the 85-year-old is a serious contender for the Nobel Prize. Her book “Trio” is about two women in plague-ridden 18th century Italy whose friendship is put to the test by their love for the same man. Barbara Frandino's “Das hast du verdient” is about hurt and how love can turn into cruelty. Text passages will be read aloud in German!
Hauptbücherei am Gürtel, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2A, 1070 Vienna. 27 October 19:00. Free admission. Web
Shop of the Week 
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 Jakob Gsoellpointner
Musette Shop
A museum shop without a museum – that's how owner Isabelle Blanc jokingly describes this boutique of beautiful things. The Frenchwoman originally worked as an exhibition curator, now she runs a bookshop that is not a bookshop at all: every three months, the assortment of the small shop changes and it has a different theme. At the moment: time. For this, Blanc has selected books together with a chronobiologist. But also typewriters, old typesetting boxes and pretty ceramics were brought together – all things that stand the test of time. And there is also fine stationery. 
Musette Shop, Westbahnstraße 50, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Banh Mi Hoi An
Fortunately, it was a long time ago, but Vietnam occupied by the French until 1956. The French also brought the baguette to the country –and the resourceful Vietnamese added rice flour to the dough (making it lighter) and created Banh Mi. The perfectly topped, warm sandwich became a popular street food –and now it's also available on Wieden! Topped with eggplant, grilled pot roast or tofu, these things taste delicious here. Just like the Pho or the Vietnamese goulash (it really exists!). The cooking is done by Thuy An, the service by her young nephew. A highly likeable family business!
Banh Mi Hoi An, Wiedner Hauptstraße 31, 1040 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 20:00, Sat 12:000 to 20:00. Web


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