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j a n u a r y 18 | 18. - 25.

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"Heya Girls!"
Where to in this damp-cold January? Well, to the pleasantly-warm Jörgerbad! Though not for swimming or splashing around but for amazement and exploring. On altogether five Sundays, the entire bathing area turns into a mega-cool parallel world that invites brains and hearts to dive in and under. Performance-artist and neo-swimming-pool master Oleg Soulimenko has really pulled all the artistic and atmospheric stops with his piece “Swimming Pool”! At times, it’s eerily empty and quiet, then synchronized swimmers provide movement, free divers create air and dreamy bubbles, then sound and fog bring inspiration. And ladies can wander around – in slippers please – between the pools and galleries of Vienna’s oldest indoor swimming pool (opened in 1914!). Let yourself get sucked in by the reflecting H2O-surfaces, the temple-like quietness, the mystic aura. It’s amazing! Especially since your own wishes, worries, emotions and fantasies shift as if by magic.
Wishing you an unusual week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Jörgerbad, Jörgerstraße 42-44, 1170 Vienna. 14+21 January, 4, 11 +18. February, 19:30. 17 €. Web
Photo: Franzi Kreis
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 Edgar Reitz
Retrospective Edgar Reitz
He’s one of the really great German filmmakers and x-rayers of the past: 85-year-old Edgar Reitz. What made him famous was his epically long trilogy “Heimat” (Home), which broke all the records in terms of number of viewers. The almost 60 hours of film material tell about the entire (!) German post-war era in a revolutionary and bold way based on the fictitious village of Schabbach. They were followed by four other “history lessons”, most recently in 2013 about the emigration wave to Brazil. Starting today, they can all be seen at Metro Kino. Part 1 & 2 tonight, with Edgar Reitz present – free entry!
Metro Kinokulturhaus, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna. 18 January 18:30. Free entry. Sign up. Web
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  Koloman Moser / Leopold Museum
Vienna around 1900
The masters of the Viennese Art Nouveau and groundbreaking expressionists have been assembled in one big exhibition: Leopold Museum shows major works of Klimt, Moser, Gerstl, and Kokoschka in an exciting combination. You’ll get to see Gustav Klimt’s “Am Attersee” just as well as Koloman Moser’s painting “Venus in the Grotto”, and exceptional designs from furniture to artisan craftwork made by the hand of multi-talent and co-founder of Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann. Plus, works by Richard Gerstl and Oskar Kokoschka. It's a familiar topic – but always captivating!
Leopold Museum, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Othmar Wiesenegger
A Celebration of Nelson Mandela
Today at Minoritenkirche, we celebrate a truly great representative of humanity: “Tata” Nelson Mandela. On 18 July, the brave freedom fighter and Nobel Peace Prize winner from South Africa would have turned 100 years old. More than enough reason for the Vienna Boys Choir (plus girls choir!) to haul out the big guns, artistically speaking. Together with the Bochabela String Orchestra from the townships of Bloemfontein, they will perform the famous “Nelson Mass”. It’s known as a symbol of peace and hope. Erwin Steinhauer will recite texts by Mandela. Harmonious!
Minoritenkirche, Minoritenplatz 2A, 1010 Vienna. 18 January 19:30. 16.90-44.80 €. Web
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Frederik’s super shopping week
Fine opportunity for foodies, living space-optimisers and aesthetes: frederik’s Concept Store is already having its spring cleaning! They sweep out the entire range of goods (except works of art) to lowered prices: the best olive oils, pretty table- and kitchen textiles made from linen, lots of stylish porcelain and drinking glasses, but also small furniture pieces and mirrors. The granted discount is getting bigger every day: While it was still 50% yesterday, it’s already 60% today, and if you want to try your shopping luck from Monday, you’ll even enjoy up to 80%!
frederik’s, Taborstraße 24a, 1020 Vienna. From 15 January Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Stadt Wien Marketing / Jobst
Vienna Ice Dream
The cheesy Christmas glitter has been removed, but Rathausplatz is keeping it going with colourful lights and cool music. The annual Ice Dream opens today, ice princesses and ice skaters can drive their circles with the magnificent backdrop of Häupl’s home (for now) in the background until March. What’s nice is that you can also glide through the park on one-way paths and aren’t limited to cruising on a rectangular site. Plus, there are lots of food stands standing around and for the opening, they’ll bake free ice pancakes – and the ice skating is free today, too!
Vienna City Hall Place, 1010 Wien. Opening 19 January 17:00 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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Chef’s Table at Palais Hansen Kempinsky
Obviously, it wasn’t just CitySpotterGirl who’s been won over and inspired by the Netflix-gourmet-show “Chef’s Table” – but also Kempinsky-big wheel Jakob Ehrensberger. Who will basically portray himself, starting immediately – at exclusive dinner evenings with a look behind the curtain! Every three months, he’ll cook, talk shop, and fiddle around live in his restaurant “Die Küche” in front of guests – even insider’s tips will be served on a plate. Today, time’s up for the “Catch of the Day”: prawn, sea bass, and skrei await real haute cuisine fans with champers & co!
Die Küche, Palais Hansen Kempinski, Schottenring 24, 1010 Vienna. 19 January 18:00. 98 €. Sign Up. Web
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Wintersale @ Pregenzer
Ready, set, go! As of now, Pregenzer has declared a state of emergency. Meaning in plain terms: wintersale with -50% on the current and up to -80% on last year’s collection! There’s still a wide variety of cool coats, pants, accessories, & co. to snatch. All from iconic labels like Mason’s, 0039 Italy, Moma (great studded patent-leather-shoes!) and of course the home brand Pregenzer Collection. Which, for instance, is present with pretty woollen chequer dresses that are also perfect for spring outings ;-) There’s much in the trendy colours of red and sapphire.
Pregenzer Fashion Store, Schleifmühlgasse 4, 1040 Vienna. Until mid-February. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:30, Sat until 17:00. Web
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 Pfarre St. Michael / Zupan
St. Michael – From roof to vault
Today, people with a thirst for knowledge once more have the chance to see a place that is usually hard to spy out: St. Michael’s Church – more precisely, its upstairs & downstairs! First, it’s off to uncovering 800-year-old secrets at the attic, then you can inspect the baroque organ. And finally, it’s time to go down to the vault to discover why so many corpses there are not decayed but have been mummified as if by magic. By the way: we are talking about one of the oldest and one of the few Romanesque churches in the city here. It starts at 10! Don’t forget your Sunday best ;-)
Meeting Point: by the church, 1010 Wien (will be announced after signing up). 20 January 10:00. 16 € + 8 € entry. Sign up. Web
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Dennis Jale & Original Elvis Band
It’s rocking and rolling in the holy halls of Wiener Metropol. Austrian singer Dennis Jale (his real name is Rainer-Dietfried Kaspar by the way ;-) is on tour through Europe with the Original Band of Elvis Presley. Since 2002, the rock musician, who has been very successful in Las Vegas among other places, has been performing with Elvis band legends James Burton, Glen D. Hardin and Ronnie Tutt. And the fact that he even bears a real resemblance to the Kind could really make a girl scream! So please dress up and come rock. The King has been resurrected.
Wiener Metropol, Hernalser Hauptstraße 55, 1170 Vienna. 20 January 20:00. 45-64 €. Web
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  Susanna Sturm
2 x Special Brunch
When it comes to today’s Sunday Brunch, you’ll have to make a decision! No less than two exciting (taste) adventures present themselves. Art aficionados may be well advised to attend the breakfast between giraffes and princesses at Galerie Sandpeck. There’s the opening of the “Fairytales, Myths, Movies”-exhibition with collages by Susanna Sturm today. More profound and contemplative is the meditation workshop & brunch “worry-free life" in the seventh district. Here you will enjoy – next to Buddhist wisdoms and exercises – vegetarian-vegan food.
Galerie Sandpeck, Florianigasse 75, 1180 Vienna. 21 January 12:00. Voluntary donation. Web Kadampa Meditationszentrum, 1070 Vienna. 10:00. 40 €. Web
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Katrin Spiegel “Moment“
Just the right thing for a Sunday evening: a singer, a guitar, calm songs, and maybe a glass of wine ;-) Today, the Austrian singer-songwriter Katrin Spiegel allows you to take a look into her heart and head – or better, to listen to them. Her brand-new debut album “Moment” has just been released. On it: “naked moments” of life that she has captured together with her band. The experiment can be called a success! Listen in: here. Enjoy live: tonight at brick-5. And humming along: any time. So, what are you waiting for? Join in the collective relax-session!
Turnhalle at brick-5, Herklotzgasse 21, 1150 Vienna. 21 January 19:30. 10-25 €. Web
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Clothes sale Göttin des Glücks
Now, if these aren’t divine news. Because starting now, there’s a 30% discount on the wonderful, wrappable, and changeable dresses by Göttin des Glücks! The sustainably produced figure-flatterers can be worn virtually day and night for pretty much every occasion. There is still a wide choice of colours and models! For instance, reversible dresses that show themselves first black, then royal blue, next burgundy, then salmony. Or little black dresses in different variations, some also have cute printing details and embroidery. Included in the sale are also shirts, sweaters, & co.
Göttin des Glücks, Kirchengasse 17, 1070 Vienna. Until 31 January Mon-Fri 11:00 to 14:00, 14:30 to 18:30, Sat until 17:00. Web
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 www. guentheregger. at
Nina Proll: Suburb songs
Nina Proll’s role as “Vorstadtweib” (suburb bitch), in which she’s tottering across TV screens again right now, has piqued her musical interest in the topic. And so in her program, Proll is interpreting songs about the life and going-ons in the suburbs. Accompanied by a 5-man-band and two dancers as well as her striking charm, she swings and wisecracks her way through pop, hits, folk music and cabaret – from Seiler & Speer’s “Ham kummst” and “g´schupften Ferdl” to unequivocally equivocal “Suburb tunes”. Whether hottie or grande dame – she is really good at both!
Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Vienna. 22 January 19:30. From 22 €. Web
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 Dario Santangelo
Bergamot Week
Attention, citrus lovers! Like every January, Casa Caria transforms into a bewitching and colourful citrus paradise. The new Bergamot harvest has just arrived! For one week, it’s all about the noble “royal fruit”, when friends of the house, from Aperitivo-expert from Padua to cookbook author from Naples, will make delicious meals and recipes with it. Start today with Bergamot-Aperitivo and Antipasto, and on 27 January, there’s the Grande Finale with the tasting of all appetisers, main courses, and desserts! So come find some inspiration and buy a stock of Bergamot!
Casa Caria, Schottenfeldgasse 48A, 1070 Vienna. 23-27 January Tue-Thu 15:00 to 19:00, Fri from 14:00, Sat 12:00 to 18:00. Web
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The Viennese dance theatre group Unicorn Art is circling and jumping at really exciting questions in the rewarded and newly launched piece “Hiraeth“! Like, to what extent humanity is influenced by the past. Whether an individual must (unconsciously) carry the history-load of its ancestors. And if such traumata can actually be found in the genes. Setting and object of the ingenious plot: just the Republic of Austria – with all her psycho-historical heritage. There is a lot to wade through dance and music-wise before the audience gets kicked into the future with a hopeful jump. Worth seeing!
Off Theater, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna. 23 -25 January 20:00. 20 €. Web
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 MAK / Dagobert Peche
Highlights of Wiener Werkstätte
The beginning of the 20th century was a very creatively productive time and at “Wiener Werkstätte”, fantastic objects, jewellery and furniture were made. But also many beautiful handiworks that are largely unknown. Now, there is a book dedicated to artful lace and embroidery works from the time between 1906 to 1930. This lesser known area of Wiener Werkstätte is the object of today’s presentation – with objects, sketches and designs by artists such as Mathilde Flögl, but also blueprints, pattern for bobbin lace, sample folders and historic photographs. Fascinating!
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna. 23 January 18:00. 5 €. Web
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 Feinkost MEDIA GmbH
CUTZ Cookie Pop-up-Store
Good news! The small manufactory CUTZ in Josefstadt is offering deep-frozen “bake-yourself” cookie-dough rolls right now! Pre-Christmas, the ever-present cookie mania had started getting on one’s nerves (and the figure!) but first of all, we have had a break now ;-) And second of all, it’s impossible to say no to such a simple and brilliant DIY-tasting idea! There is a great selection of delicious types like “Wild Chocolate Affairs” oder “Macadamia loves Grapefruit” – all made with the best ingredients, without any artificial additives. Go tasting on site and shop! Yum!
CUTZ Cookie Pop-up-Store, Lerchenfelder Straße 34, 1080 Vienna. Until April 2018 Tue-Fri 11:00 to 19:30, Sat+Sun until 18:00. Web
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 Anna Stöcher
Winter is Good for Fish
CitySpotterGirl has already spotted one exotic theatre location (see editorial), but today another one follows! Starting now, Ex-TAG-director and neo-theatre founder Margit Mezgolich’s first production is running in the abandoned pub in the 14th district. And the secluded, intimate setting (for only 25 audience members) is pretty much perfect for the plot of the newly adapted Anna-Weidholzer-novel “Winter is Good for Fish” since it tells the life of a woman who is muddling her way through life on the fringes of society – in a humorous, brave and touching way. Today’s premiere!
Theater IG Fokus im Gassenlokal, Hütteldorfer Strasse 141 (entrance Gründorfgasse), 1140 Vienna. 24 January 19:30. 20 €. Web
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CitySpotterGirl is in seventh (pattern) heaven! Not surprising among all these colourful patterns and artful designs that are decorating pillows, blankets and ceramics in Georg Rosegger’s new mamabule-shop. Since he’s been sixteen, the travelling salesman has jetted round the world to – among other things - bring home unusual products. Now the prettiest things are being sold in this chic shop: much of it comes from small fair-trade manufactories from (South) Africa, for example the neat Mongoose bags or the decorative window picture frames. But they also offer fancy Hamman scarfs and plaids from Turkey.
mamabule, Neubaugasse 45, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:30 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Judging by its aesthetics, kaoo could as well be in New York. Huge loft-architecture, black walls, floors and ceiling, rough wooden tables, high windows. It definitely doesn’t look like a classic “Chinese”. But despite the industrial style, you can tell that a woman is in charge: by the chopsticks with flower-design, the reduced-elegant tableware and an enormously large picture of 3 women on the wall. Very, very chic indeed! The food is actually Asian though – quite some decent fusion cuisine, where you can find a lot from Pho to dumplings and chrispy chicken. For vegetarians as well as for meat-eaters.
kaoo, Kaiserstraße 48, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Sun 11:00 to 23:00. Web


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