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"Heya Girls!"
The holiday on the beach will be a questionable matter this year. But it's not that bad because from Friday on there will be summer flair like at the sea and a sunbed in pool position in Vienna, too. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary beach clubs – and so the LUV Club opens in the pretty Schönbrunner Bad. The ambience: Greek Glam meets palace garden. You can chill out nicely on chic outdoor furniture, giant cushions and loungers. And, of course, you can also eat: Breakfast is served just as well as bowls, salads and summer food for lunch and dinner. There are also plenty of events happening – from "Yoga in the morning" to "Rosé Friday" and "Saxophone Night". And the mobile Bikini Bar is on the move around the pool and provides thirsty people with drinks. Now who needs Ibiza or Mykonos when you can just drive to Hietzing?
We can do this – together!
Your CitySpotterGirl
Luv Beachclub, Schönbrunner Bad, 1130 Vienna. From 29 May 8:30 to 22:00. Web
P.S. And again we mix „real” events and digital ones. Don’t get confused!
Photo: LUV Beachclub
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Carmen & Antonia
Hand-picked and of high quality are the many furnishing treasures, from home accessories to stationery. Too bad that the pretty concept store in Josefstadt has to close, but luckily for all of us the 2 owners make a virtue of necessity and give a discount of up to 70% on leftovers and seasonal goods! Classy vases, candles and lanterns, pastel cushions, crockery and decorative items in metallic silver – all beautiful things that have to go now. However, you only have a last chance to get hold of these pretty single pieces until Saturday. Chop, chop!

Carmen&Antonia, Hamerlingplatz 2, 1080 Vienna. Until 30 May. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 16:00, Sat until 13:00. Web
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 Kasia Kijek, Przemek Adamski
Vienna Shorts
Yeah, sure, real cinema would have been nice. But what the short film festival Vienna Shorts has set up as the premiere of its first digital edition is also very cool. The festive opening gala of the Online Edition will begin tonight at 20:00, followed by a lavish line-up of 280 films in 56 programmes and live performances. The programme is all about solidarity and is under the spell of the past weeks. The festival pass with access to all entries is available for the price of a single cinema ticket! Live chats, voting and online seminars included.

Vienna Shorts. Only online! From 28 May 20:00. 9 €. Web
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 Wiener Bildungsakademie
Women’s Health in Vienna
Is the Corona crisis a women's health crisis and who is affected and how? What about sexual and reproductive rights and health? What impact will the pandemic have on the Vienna Health Goals 2025? The City of Vienna has been working on women's health care since 1998. And currently on the corona pandemic and the corona crisis and its effects on women's health, as well. It is important to look at the current situation from a gender perspective and to consider women-specific needs. A discussion with female doctors!

Wiener Bildungsakademie. Only online! 28 May 17:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Ines Alaya
Sale at Ines Alaya
The Viennese fashion designer Ines Alaya wants to reinvent herself completely. What this could entail is not yet revealed, but it is certain that her boutique just around the corner from CitySpotterGirl will close forever in July. And the designing of collections will also come to an end. Alaya is saying goodbye with a substantial fashion discount, where you get up to 70 percent off her fashion in flowing fabrics and flowing cuts. Blazers, dresses and blouses are in soft and pleasant colours, the Tunisian foutas (hammam towels) are woven in wonderful colours. Each towel is unique.

Ines Alaya, Wiedner Hauptstraße 40, 1040 Vienna. Tue 10:00 to 15:00, Wed-Fri 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Iwan Baan
Architekturzentrum reopens
Everything was ready, but in the Architecture Centre, too, the motto in March was: Close the doors! Now it's time to open again and show what you have, like the exhibition "Balkrishna Doshi. Architecture for People” as of today. The man is a real discovery, a visionary with a new approach to social housing and the most important representative of Indian modernism. He takes inspiration for his humanistic architecture from Mahatma Gandhi, openness and social mixing are important elements of his buildings. This has even earned him the Pritzker Prize, the "Nobel Prize of Architecture".

Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. From 29 May Mon-Sun 10:00 to 19:00. 9 €. Web
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 Wiener Prater, Dguendel
Wiener Prater reopens
Hopefully the ghosts in the ghost train will also stick to social distancing ;-) With all the necessary precautions, the Prater is opening roller coasters and merry-go-rounds, shooting galleries and the bumper cars from today. Distance markings will prevent crowds and employees will assign seats to the guests. In other words: It's getting loud again, it smells like candy floss and there is lots of hustle and bustle. New additions this year are virtual-reality attractions and an elevated railway. And when the Ferris wheel rides again, the Viennese world is almost back to normal again.

Wiener Prater, Riesenradplatz 2, 1020, Vienna. From 29 May 10:00. Tickets 1.50-5 €. Web
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 Indigo Express
Indigo Express stock sale
Nice vintage furniture, fresh from India! "Indigo Express" is pleased to announce the arrival of a new container, the contents of which have now been stored in the Floridsdorf warehouse. Among them are several great new pieces: sideboards, shelves, cupboards, chests, metal barrels, chairs and much more – all in the usual authentic Indian shabby chic and industrial style. This weekend (Sunday, too!) the good pieces can be bought directly from the warehouse with a 10% discount before they go to the shop in the 6th district. Here is an overview for the curious!

Traktorfabrik, Louis-Häfliger-Gasse 12, 1210 Vienna. 30+31 May 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Gregor Hoheneder
Window concert at the hotel room
Okay, that's unusual! The Hotel Zeitgeist is one of the most imaginative hotels in the city, as the very first window concert is taking place there tonight. Because the so important tourists are still missing, the rooms with a view of the inner courtyard become an exclusive concert lounge. Down in the courtyard, opera singers sing classical hits from Mozart to Strauss with Camerata Carnuntum. Upstairs in the rooms, the audience listens – perfect social distancing, as 2 people each use a room with courtyard view as a private box. And the room service delivers food and drinks ;-)

Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna, Sonnwendgasse 15, 1100 Vienna. 30 May 18:00. 39 €. Web
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 Dorothea Ziegler
Singing on Donauinsel
How lucky that up to a hundred people are allowed to participate in outdoor events again since this week. So nobody will have to tip their toe into the water while singing on the Donauinsel. Under the guidance of Dorothea Ziegler, a native of Berlin with training as a spiritual dance leader, healing songs, soothing and holy mantras from all over the world are sung today in the open air. Everybody is supposed to bring a picnic blanket, a sun hat and whatever else you need to make music. Those who register by e-mail will receive the exact address.

U1-Station Donauinsel. 30 May 15:00. Voluntary contribution 10-15 €. Web
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 Badeschiff Wien
Sunday Brunch at the Badeschiff
Today at the Donaukanal, you get very close to the feeling of a cruise holiday. On the five sun decks of the Badeschiff there is a Sunday brunch taking place and the summer cuisine is oriental in taste: handmade pita bread, sweet potato and bean spread, hummus with coriander, juicy coconut semolina cake and sheep's cheese with mint yoghurt. Traditional breakfast dishes like scrambled eggs get a spicy kick with coriander vegetables. With sunglasses on your nose and a bit of imagination, you are basically already sailing through the Red Sea in your mind.

Badeschiff, Franz-Josefs-Kai 4, 1010 Vienna. 31 May 11:00. 19.50 €. Web
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 KHM Wien
Into the Vienna museums at a discount
It’s open! This is the Pentecost motto of many museums, which open again after what feels like an eternity and throw around with discounts out of sheer joy. Like the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which is back earlier than expected and for which everyone only has to pay as much as they want. Pay as you wish also applies in the Kunsthalle and for the new exhibition "...of bread, wine, cars, security and peace". In order to enter Haus der Musik, you don't even have to get out your purse, admission is completely free. And modern photography is also free at the Kunsthaus.

Kunsthistorisches Museum. Web Kunsthalle Wien. Web Haus der Musik. Web Kunsthaus WienWeb
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 Wien Museum
Hermesvilla opens again
With the collapse of the monarchy, the Hermes Villa fell into disrepair until it was ready for demolition in the 1950s. A Walt Disney film and the hunting passion of the mayor of Vienna, Bruno Marek, saved the building in the Lainzer Tiergarten. And as of this weekend, the Hermesvilla has opened its doors again! You can thus take a majestic walk through the once imperial hunting grounds of the Lainzer Tiergarten and get some fresh air. Or take a closer look at "Sisi's Castle of Dreams", including an original state bed and "Midsummer Night's Dream" murals.

Hermesvilla, Lainzer Tiergarten, 1130 Vienna. Tue-Sun+ holiday. 10:00 to 18:00, 30 May-1 June. Pay as you wish. Web
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 Klimt Villa
Klimt, Coffee & Cake
Holiday in the garden: The Klimt roses in the garden of Klimt Villa are currently blooming in a rich and bright pink colour. The neo-baroque villa used to be Klimt's last studio, today it is known to house a nice museum. And since recently there is also a small summer café where coffee and cake are served. The Klimt Villa (which receives no public funding) is in urgent need of financial support after the Corona crisis, so it is socially and culturally of great importance to eat as much cake as possible! The best reason ever ;-)

Klimt Villa Wien, Feldmühlgasse 11, 1130 Vienna. Thu-Sun and holidays 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Oluremi Adebayo, pexels .com
Online Zen Meditation
Just sitting there quietly and calmly can be a real matter of patience. In ZaZen (sitting meditation), you remain completely calm with your eyes closed for a certain period of time. Sounds quite heavenly, actually. How this works in practice is revealed today in the online meditation of the Mishoan centre. The aim is to perceive the present moment, thoughts are allowed to arise and should then move on again. The relaxing technique is practiced together twice a week, the link to the free Zoom meeting can be found on the homepage. 

Zen Center Mishoan. Only online! Mon + Wed 19:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Jannis Raptis
Jannis Raptis: Views of a Troubadour
What looks exciting on paper, sounds just like it in real life: Jannis Raptis, son of Greek parents and born in Germany, modernises medieval Minnesang in Vienna. When you listen to it, you can clearly hear the folklore, but Greek music, jazz, Latin and flamenco also resonate. In the evening the professional guitarist, singer and storyteller will play his latest album "Ansichten eines Troubadours" live on the platform "Roomservice". In addition, as an exclusive treat, you can listen to excerpts from his epic fantasy novel. A real minstrel of modern times ;-)

Jannis Raptis. Only online! 1 June 19:00. 5 €. Web
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 Apollonia Theresa Bitzan
Walk: Women's Tracks 2020
Nobody knows better than expert Petra Unger in what kind of impressive ways women have shaped and enriched the history of Vienna. The founder of the Women's Walks highlights this during the by now 50 different routes through the city, today it’s Neubau’s turn. During the tour, you will discover the stories of true survivors, of courageous founders, actresses and seamstresses at the Volkstheater, sex workers and very spirited innkeepers at Spittelberg. The walk takes place in all weathers, and with the right clothes any weather is fine, anyway ;-)

Meeting place: Volkstheater, Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1, 1070 Vienna. 2 June 17:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Autokino Wien
Vienna drive-in cinema 
As quick as lightning, they got started one minute after midnight when the permit was finally issued. The drive-in cinema, which is located just on the border to Vienna, is open, making it the only open cinema in the city right now! The programme includes film classics like "Grease", but also blockbusters like the extraordinary one-shot film "1917". With the free Getsby app, snacks and drinks can be ordered contactless, as well, the popcorn will come rolled up on a cart. The programme is constantly being updated, it's best to bring printed tickets with you. Welcome to the retro cinema! 

Drive-in cinema Vienna, drive-in cinema street, 2301 Groß-Enzersdorf. Mon-Sun from 19:30. 11.90 €. Web
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 Hotel Sacher
Sacher Séparée
The Hotel Sacher reopens its doors on May 29th – and with it 152 elegant and exclusive mini-restaurants: The rooms and suites of the luxury hotel are turned into rather unusual gourmet locations for a short time as "Sacher Séparées"! The opportunity to experience the Sacher from the inside without an overnight stay, then. Like the Philharmonic Suite with opera view or a Signature Suite plus terrace. Up to 4 guests occupy their private rooms for 3 hours for breakfast, lunch or dinner, while a private butler serves Sacher classics. The pop-up restaurants are only available until the end of June!

Hotel Sacher, Philharmonikerstraße 4, 1010 Vienna. From 29 May. Only with reservation. Web
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 Schnauzer & Beagle Brewery
Pub-Quiz in new brewery
Will and John Melling have made it from the bathtub to the real brewery. That's where it all started, when after moving from Australia to Austria, they turned their own bathroom into a hopy wonderland. Recently, their beer has also been available for tasting at their own brewery in Favoriten, preferably tonight during the first, somewhat unusual pub quiz. There will be 5 rounds with 50 questions, free beer for bonus tasks and the main prize are vouchers from the brewery. Reservations are essential, seats are limited. Cheers!

Schnauzer & Beagle Brewery, Hasengasse 56, 1100 Vienna. 3 June 19:30. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Somehow all this is an artistic synthesis: a Demeter farm shop in a gallery, radically minimalistic style and archaically beautiful with furs on the floor and coarse wooden tables. The biodynamic farm Meinklang from Pamhagen now supplies us city dwellers with everything produced on the farm. And that’s a lot! Sourdough breads (Kamut wholemeal bread!), flours, wine, beer, meat from Angus cattle, lamb and Mangalitza pork and ready cooked meals like goulash glasses. Lettuce is offered openly in a bowl and you can pick elderflowers out of a big basket. Highly recommended!

Meinklang, Schleifmühlgasse 3, 1040 Vienna. Wed – Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Modern inn replaces old tavern. That was the plan. And just as they were about to open up, the Corona catastrophe happened. Worst timing imaginable, but after a few weeks with take away, you can now finally admire the graffiti of the British artist David Shillinglaw on the walls of the Schlawiener "in the flesh". Or immediately dig in to the food. The motto there is: down-to-earth but creative, mushroom Beuschl ragout made from king oyster mushrooms, ramen in Viennese style or very classic beef cheeks taste great and are fun. It's super cosy here and really nice.

Schlawiener, Pressgasse 29, 1040 Vienna. Tue – Sat 11:00 to 23:00. Web


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