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"Heya Girls!"
Ladies, are you up for a really great program indulging your senses? Then you should let the fiery Pita win against the slow Kapha and pilgrimage to the Ayurveda Days that are happening this weekend for the first time. At MuseumsQuartier, you can experience first-hand the colourful range of the millennia-old Indian system of medicine: numerous Ayurveda specialists demonstrate how to balance body, mind, and soul there. At a market with Indian flair, you can stock up on spices, get information on trips to faraway India or Sri Lanka, nibble Ayurvedic delicacies, or rinse your organism with alkaline active water. Fine massages are offered in small lounges, you can primp yourself up with Henna tattoos or sink into doing some chair yoga. There are also fascinating talks and workshops: from beauty care to sleep problems!
Wishing you a balanced week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 26+27 May. 14 €/day. Web

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 Anton Hartinger
Paradisus Vindobonensis
Since the Academy of Fine Arts is being renovated right now, the beautiful flower aquarelles from Anton Hartinger (1806-1890) are blossoming at Theatermuseum today. The Academy’s gallery of prints possesses almost 900 of his flower & plant depictions, some of which have now been selected for the exhibition. The drawings were originally produced for the preparation of the botanical deluxe publication “Endlicher’s Paradisus Vindobonensis”, after printing Hartiner sold them to the Academy as reference material for teaching. Today is vernissage!
Theatermuseum, Lobkowitzplatz 2, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 24 May 19:00. Free entry. Web 
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WGsteigparty in Otto-Bauer-Gasse
Nice new neighbourhood-networking! In Otto-Bauer-Gasse, 3 shops have come together in a fictitious flat share and are celebrating a “WGsteig-Warming”-party. The design & decorations shops Répertoire is turned into an edgy-pretty living room, the smashing rucksack store Packpony is used as an extravagant dressing room, and Biodeli functions as kitchen. For the party, Répertoire and Packpony will get some of their treasures plus bargains for shopping crazies of their storage and Biodeli opens its new terrace and chills beverages – beer and spritzer are only 2 €.
Packpony, Repertoire & Biodeli, Otto-Bauer-Gasse 9, 10+11, 1060 Vienna. 24 May 17:00 to 23:00. Web
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Dinner is served, cultures
Food brings people together and the way to peace leads through the stomach – we say, since it fits well right now here. Because today, on occasion of the UNESCO International Day of Intercultural Dialogue, they’re eating together at the Fest der Kulturen: 25 nations, including diplomats and political VIPs, beckon you to a Round Table at Sigmund Freud Park. Spicy tacos from Guatemala and cool Hibiscus juice from Senegal are just two of the ethno-treats they serve there. The multiculti event is being accompanied by some vocal and colourful music and folklore. Peace!
Sigmund Freud Park, Rooseveltplatz, 1090 Vienna. 24 May 16:00 to 22:00. Web
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Mochi flea market
Today, we’re not primarily here for slurping noodle soup, but for shopping! The trendy ramen soup kitchen at Vorgartenmarkt is cleaning out its storage shelves and therefore they’re hosting an afternoon flea market in their garden. You can snatch some (surely pretty) tableware and some glasses, cooking utensils and all kinds of knick-knack found in Mochi’s tummy. There’s also a refreshing drink for the circulation and cool music, and no one says you can’t treat yourself to some delicious noodle soup. They’re also cooking as usual today, first come first serve!
Mochi Ramen Bar, Vorgartenmarkt, 1020 Vienna. 25 May 15:00 to 18:30. Web
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 Afrika, Afrika
Hemayat summer party
This could be a dream come true: who wants to fly to Marrakesh with André Heller and have him personally show you his paradise-like Anima garden? Or meet Konstantin Wecker in the artist’s dressing room in Grafenegg? Or dine with Ursula Strauss? For this, you have to go to Palais Schönburg tonight! They are auctioning off “time donations” by celebrities there at Hemayat’s summer party – in support of traumatized torture victims and war survivors who receive psychological help from Hemayat. You can join in the auction here. Plus: live music!
Palais Schönburg, Rainergasse 11, 1040 Vienna. 25 May 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Long Night of Churches
More than 700 churches are open tonight in all of Austria (each with a special program) – with free concerts, readings, theatre, and tower climbing. In Vienna alone, 170 sacral locations are opening their doors and offer close to 1,000 activities! Aside from Karlskirche & co, the South tower of Breitenfelder Church in the 8thdistrict, for instance, offers an impressive city panorama, or you could go on a nocturnal flight to jazz, 80s hits, and Falco songs to the Baroque St. Josef Church in the 6th. Also great for discovering the city are the countless art & architecture guided tours.
Long Night of Churches, various locations in Vienna. 25 May from 18:00. Free entry. Program online
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Routes: European Journey in Vienna
CitySpotterGirl is an enthusiastic European and thinks all Brexits and the like are completely bonkers. That’s why kudos are in order to the great project “Routes”, with the goal to spread some positive European spirit! For that purpose, they are building 15 stations in Vienna today, each allowing you to experience a European country. At the station “Italy” you learn expressive hand gestures and in Bulgaria you write a postcard – in newly learned Cyrillic. You can choose from 6 (guided) tours with 3 countries each, on topics like “Leisure-Seekers” or “Language Enthusiasts”.
Start: yard of MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 26 May from 13:30. Free participation! Sign up! Web
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Creative flea market at community garden
Care for a day in nature? A (not so small) part of Kaderka Park is available to Hernals inhabitants for gardening – the community garden Rosenberg is a true idyll with vegetable beds, garden shed, and old trees. Today, they are organising a little market here, offering all kinds of creative stuff: plant-dyed wool, cloth bags, acryl paintings, self-made cards, juices, jams, herbal salts, syrup, pesto, herbal oils, praline soaps, soaps, embroidery. A buffet with self-made creations and treats from the garden takes care of your physical well-being. 
Josef-Kaderka-Park, corner Vollbadgasse/Alszeile, 1170 Vienna. 26 May 10:00 to 17:00. Free entry. Web
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#Wien5 – the art of neighbourhood
A pretty funny story that’s happening around Hundsturm right now! Which is turned into the centre of the district festival for three days and at Volx-Theater Margareten, in parks, in flats, backyards, and club locations there will be playing, story-telling, performances, eating, singing, and partying. Today, for instance, curious people are seduced into home visits in the neighbourhood during “Margareten Mon Amour”, (former) homeless guides offer tours through the district, and the actors of the Volkstheater musical “Lazarus” are hosting a David Bowie-themed karaoke event at Hundsturmpark. Lots of hurly-burly!
Several locations around Hundsturm, 1050 Vienna. 25-27 May. Free entry. Web
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Open bee hive day
Buzz, buzz, buzz, there are many buzzing around in Vienna, too! Bees are fascinating little animals that are currently hard at work everywhere, including urban areas. You can convince yourself of that on the Open Bee Hive Day, during which beekeepers from all over Austria present their bee colonies. In Vienna, for instance, you could swarm out to Döbling today, where beekeeper Hildegard tells people about beekeeping in the city in her “Werkraum Honig”. Plus, you can taste different products like mead or comb honey. And just like that, life is sweet as honey ;-)
Several beekeepers in Vienna. 27 May. Program online
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 Andreas Buchberger
Salon Jardin
Enchanting! A comfy garden chair that looks like an art object. A fine tasting of culinary-organics, accompanied by jazz under the open spring sky – that about sums up Salon Jardin! Normally, the gorgeous park of palace Hetzendorf is closed to the public. But for the garden salon it will be opened for three days: 60 exhibitioners present furniture, designs, florals, food and artisan crafts, plus there are “green” lectures and workshops. What’s new this time are smart start-ups that present their ideas, for example compostable chairs or intelligent flower pots.
Schlosspark Hetzendorf, Hetzendorferstraße 79, 1120 Vienna. 25-27 May. 8 €. Web
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 Augarten Porzellanmanufaktur
Augarten Porzellantag
Founded in 1718, the “Vienna Porcelain Manufactory Augarten” is the second oldest in Europe. Today for its 300th anniversary it celebrates with a “Porcelain Day” with a piano concert as morning birthday song, there is food and drink and also a show painting of the delicate beauties for everyone interested. Also today is the start of a porcelain pop up market in front of the Palace where classic white and gorgeous colourful stock pieces. And that for prices as they only existed 300 years ago – at least that’s their slogan ;-) 
Augarten Palace, Obere Augartenstraße 1, 1020 Vienna. 27 May 10:00 to 14:00. Sale daily until 10 June. Web
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 Sophie Dvorak
Vienna’s main public library is the centre of an artistic project: The Festival Weeks exhibition “Archipelago” wants to show the library as a vibrant space for mental processes. Artworks by Viennese artists will be shown, down in the foyer, a workshop for writing, drawing and printing will be set up where you can commit your own thoughts and observations from the library down to paper as well as print them out. Plus: performances, films and many more workshops. And slam-poets Mieze Medusa and Yasmo will rap for today’s opening!
Main Public Library at Gürtel, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna. Opening 28 May 19:00. Exhibition until 16 June. Free entry. Web
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 Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier
The finding of Vivian Maier’s works in 2009 has been quite the sensation. Pretty much over night, the US-American, who worked as nanny her whole life, became a star and many of her photographs, taken in the streets of New York and Chicago in the 1950s, became instant classics. Vivian Maier herself missed out on her worldwide success, she died in 2009 – only 2 years after her negatives and prints were auctioned off due to her financial difficulties. Now, about 100 of her sensational street photography works can be seen in Austria for the first time. Opening is today!
WestLicht, Westbahnstraße 40, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 28 May 19:00. Free entry. Exhibition until 19 August. Web
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Closing sale at Göttin des Glücks
For two years, Göttin des Glücks has been fighting for survival but now it’s sadly official: they have to close and will no longer be able to make us happy with sustainable fashion, more on the reasons here. The countdown until the finale closing of all stores has started, the webshop is already offline. So whoever wants to purchase one last GDG piece should hurry to Kirchengasse where you can still shop until Wednesday. For – a crumb of comfort – a closing discount of 60%. The store’s furnishings have to go as well!
Göttin des Glücks, Kirchengasse 17, 1070 Vienna. Until 30 May Mon-Fri 11:00 to 14:00 + 14:30 until 18:30, Sat 11:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Stadt Wien
Farmland hiking at Rendezvousberg
Actions speak louder than words! Yet there are in fact so many possibilities to get involved in helping the environment, society or climate protection that you often hardly know where to start. Helpful input comes from the yearly “Days of Sustainability” which offer a variety of great nationwide events. In Vienna you can accompany environmental experts on a hike across the farmland north of the city, follow in the tracks of gophers and red-backed shrikes and learn interesting facts about the fauna there, contractual nature conservation, insects and wild field herbs.
Meeting point: Stammersdorf, terminal station 31, 1210 Vienna. 16:30. Free. Sign up. Web
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 Elissa Crowe
Hannah Epperson
A violin, a loop pedal and a special, enchantingly tender voice – that’s all Hannah Epperson needs to cast her spell on you. The Canadian is floating somewhere between pop and quiet violin music, which is also reflected in her two-part album project called “Slowdown/Upsweep” showing both of her musical sides. The work of the artist now living in New York has always been shaped by her numerous travels as well as frequent collaborations with colleagues from various genres, which makes her repertoire so versatile and refreshing. Listen in here.
Rhiz, U-Bahnbogen 37, 1080 Vienna. 29 May 21:00. 14 €. Web
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 Palais Coburg / Tina Herzl
House of Kings
Crowns, triumphs, tragedies – royal themes are not limited to Great Britain! Plus, the last prince in marriageable age there has now been snatched away anyway ;-) So, back to Vienna to one of “our” former aristocratic estates – the gorgeous Palais Coburg. A new exhibition now tells the story of the Viennese Coburg family and their palace, from the Vienna Congress to the downfall of the Danube Monarchy. Plus: lunch discount for visitors of the exhibition in the fine restaurant named after Princess Clementine, plus guided tours combinable with a gourmet breakfast!
Hotel Palais Coburg, Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Vienna. 30 May to 29 July daily 11:00 to 20:00. 5 €. Web
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 Raven: Tuomas Lairila / Conchita Wurst
Vienna Boylesque Festival
Burlesque is okay but the Boylesque Festival does you one better than lascivious lolling in sexy outfits! After all, for the (not clearly recognisable) men and ostentatious wonder creatures, the event under the motto “Vienna is burning” is all about tolerance and diversity. Visionary and Boylesque artist Jacques Patriaque has once again rounded up numerous international stars who for two nights will provide glitter, glamour and erotic with their dance-, singing and acrobatic acts – with lots of winking and flattering of eyelashes. And Conchita will be there as well!
Stadtsaal, Mariahilfer Straße 81, 1060 Vienn. 30+31 May from 19:00. From 34,50 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Fleurs de Paris
Opinions vastly differ here. For some, roses are only beautiful in their natural habitat on a bush or freshly cut in a vase, others find the new trend of preserved rose super practical. The flowers are cut at the time of their most beautiful flowering and are conserved using a proprietary solution. Like this, arranged head to head in elegant boxes, they can last up to three years. In Vienna, you can buy these decorative bouquets in a boutique at Goldenes Quartier. The roses are available in almost 20 different colours, the boxes range in size from “Mini” to “Luxe”. They make a perfect gift as well!
Fleurs de Paris, Seitzergasse 1, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sat 10:00 to 19:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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To be upfront about it: the menu’s not as traditional as the name might lead you to believe. Hollerkoch (an elderberry dish) was simply the favourite childhood dish of the likable young chef Marcus Krapfenbauer. Now the Modul-graduate has chosen an interesting location near Gersthofer Platzl for his first venue (with cosy surprise tables in the backyard!). Pretty and light, with passion for detail and a menu that’s not too extensive. But everything’s really tasty, from Orient salad with falafel to lunch menu zander. Soon he also wants to offer breakfast, but you can already get pie and great coffee now!
Hollerkoch, Gersthofer Straße 14, 1180 Vienna. Tue-Sat 9:00 to 24:00. Web


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