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"Heya Girls!"
Dear ladies, I think it was time: time for a Vienna venue guide exclusively for us women! We don’t just want to have good food when going out, after all, but we also want to enjoy ourselves. Meaning the atmosphere’s gotta be right, the service friendly, and the furnishings particularly pretty – no matter if we feel like vintage or elegance. And that’s why there’s – tadaa! – a new book by CitySpotterGirl. “Feel good! Die Lieblingslokale der Wienerinnen” (the favourite venues of Viennese women) presents cafes, restaurants, and bars for every possible situation.  Where can I chat with a friend in peace? Where can I find a good breakfast? Where do they have enough space for a big girls’ group? Where can I spend a relaxed mother-daughter-day? And not least: where can I go for a fancy dinner? Because ladies, no matter how beautiful or exhausting life is at the moment: every now and then we just have to let out our inner princess! And since it’s intended just for us ladies, the book has become extra pretty – you can have a look inside here. As of now, it’s available in stores and the web shop. And I promise you: this book is a must-have!
Wishing you an exciting week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Feel good! Die Lieblingslokale der Wienerinnen Now available in every bookstore and online. Web
Photo: Wundergarten Verlag
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Much ado again by the water! The festival “Donaukanaltreiben” brings cheery summer vibes with concerts, culinary treats and lots of action at all locations, from Greller Forelle to Strandbar Hermann. The 4-day-festival starts with a holiday brunch and at noon a Food &Festival market, as well as a small, creative artisan craftwork market open their tents, trailers, and trucks at Salztorbrücke. You can shop original fashion and cute jewellery, unusual pottery, and wooden art. Live music is provided by Sofa Surfers at Strandbar Hermann today, among others!
Donaukanal, Spittelau to Franzensbrücke. 31 May to 3 June. Free entry. Web
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 Mary Broadcast
Mary Broadcast
The Viennese singer/songwriter Maria Aichberger alias Mary Broadcast is a tireless fighter for humanity and compassion. She is fascinated by the mysterious and the genuinely emotional and she’s expressing this fascination on her amazing 5th album “Svinx”. Together with “Sofa Surfer” Markus Keinzl”, they created songs that touch, unsettle, and move – like this one here. “It’s danceable city loneliness and fragile wildness”, says the artist. You can shake along at today’s album presentation, and the singing sphinx is also really, really great on the stage!
Das Werk, Spittelauer Lände 12, Stadtbahnbogen 331, 1090 Vienna. 31 May 21:30. Free entry. Web
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 Arve Dinda
Summer Night Concert
Well, hopefully the weather will play along for the yearly Philharmonic concert at Schönbrunn! The program’s motto is “An Italian Night” with lots of Verdi, a bit of Puccini and Rossini, but also a touch of Swan Lake. The conductor is Maestro Valery Gergiev and the solos will be warbled by no less a figure than Anna Netrebko! Everyone will have goosebumps when the exceptional Russian singer strikes up her arias, at the latest! If you’d prefer to enjoy the atmospheric spectacle sitting on a chair like a VIP, you can queue up for a ticket at 17:00. First come, first served!
Schlosspark Schönbrunn, in front of Neptunbrunnen, 1130 Vienna. 31 May 20:30. Free entry. Web
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NONO Outdoor flea market
Nice shopping event today at NonStopNordzeile of Yppenplatz! Flea market classics like books, clothes, shoes, records, or CDs await new owners there this afternoon. The atmosphere is calm, friendly, and chill, and in good weather they’re even going to put up a paddle pond for some merry splashing and feet cooling. The food for hungry bargain huntresses is being catered from neighbouring venues, with multiculti food from Kasnudeln to Tacos and Georgian dishes. And at night, singer Carl Otto will also plunk a few nice little songs on his guitar.
Yppenplatz, Nordzeile, 1160 Vienna. 1 June 14:00 to 21:00. Free entry. Web
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 Die GrĂ¼nen
Bike Rescue of the Greens
The bike rescue service of the Green Party is touring through the whole city again to make boneshakers fit for the season – for free, at that! Today in the afternoon, they stop at Schlesingerplatz in the 8thdistrict, tomorrow they’ll be at Rochusmarkt in the third from 10:00 to 13:00. Experts examine every bike, followed by an on-site service and small repairs – like adjusting gears and brakes, checking of wearing parts and even a tube change, if necessary. Better come early, there’s pretty great demand in the ever-growing bicycle community!
Schlesingerplatz, 1080 Vienna. 15:00 to 18:00. More dates online
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Darkside tour at Natural History
Spooky and atmospheric at the same time: at night, the old walls of the Museum of Natural History are completely abandoned and would be a good location for a horror movie ;-) How fitting then that night owls and nosy people can explore the darkened halls during a guided tour tonight. The topics are old tales and legends, superstition, and nocturnal animals. After the expedition through the exhibition rooms and the Anthropological department, it’s off to the roof of the museum. You can enjoy the wonderful view of the city up there and a strengthening beverage.
Naturhistorisches Museum, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna. 1 June 22:00. 22 €. Web
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It’s much easier to argue in favour of spending money on new shoes like this: self-made! Super pretty! Special custom made! Therefore: everyone can produce their own (future) favourite leather sandals during Stefanie Kerschbaumer’s weekend course. You’ll draw patterns, cut and sew leather pieces, and fit them onto the self-prepared leather soles. And on the side, you’ll also get fascinating insights into the manual craft of a shoe maker. You can either bring your own design plan or get your inspiration there on site. And then you’ll go home with a finished pair of sandals.
Kerschbaumers, Ziegelofengasse 18, 1050 Vienna. 2-3 June. 220 € (incl. material). Web
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 Life Ball
Life Ball
For days, they have been pottering around at Rathausplatz to finish the complex stage for THE event of the year in time: the Life Ball takes place today for the 25th time! The anniversary attracts numerous odd birds, superstars like Adrian Brody or Charlize Theron, models, and fashion gurus. In keeping with the motto “Sound of Music” the entire City Hall will be “kitched up” with sublime mountain & meadow scenery, couples in traditional clothing, butterflies and deer. At today’s mega-opening 25 (!) fashion houses from Gaultier to Missoni present their wedding collections. Yes, we like ;-)
Life Ball, Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna. 2 June Red Carpet 19:30, opening 21:30. Free entry. Web
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 Kersten Sitte
Learn to recognize edible wild plants
Telling apart broad-leaf plantain and narrow-leaf plantain, okay, that’s just about doable. But who’s familiar with the different kinds of impatiens? Today, wild plant expert Kersten Sitte will present edible plants and their usage during a hike through Pötzleinsdorfer Schlosspark – and give tips on how to recognize them. And of course you may also taste some, from bitter burdock to sweet shamrock, the variety among the currently sprouting plants is huge. And by the way: wild garlic time isn’t over yet either! Because you can actually use the seeds for seasoning ;-)
Meeting point: main entrance Pötzleinsdorfer Schlosspark, 1180 Vienna. 2 June 14:00 to 15:30. 15 €. Web
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 Marton Kovacs
Tabu Kellekcio
What a great opera, but totally different! For their opening, the contemporary Musiktheater Days bring the ingenious Catwalk-Opera “Tabu Kollekcio” to the city. The play is one of the hippest acts in Budapest right now: twenty-four singing “models” from the multifaceted chorus Soharóza sing on the runway about taboo subjects like erotic dreams, menstruation, or skin diseases in a humorous and dynamic way. It’s not just the music that’s fantastic, but also the partly bizarre costumes that have been jazzed up with technologies like 3D-prints or LED lights. That’s how opera’s done today!
Werk X, Oswaldgasse 35A, 1120 Vienna. 3 June 19:00. From 36 €. Web
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 Christian Kopp
Ich helfe laufend-Charity Run
The muscle hangover from Women’s Run has hopefully toddled off by now because today the charity run in Augarten is waiting for exercise-hungry gazelles. It’s not the length that’s preset but the run time: it’s about running as many 1 km-rounds as possible through the beautiful park in either 30 minutes (hobby competition) or 60 minutes (endurance competition). This year, all the event’s proceeds will go to MOKI-Wien, the mobile children’s nursing care. Spontaneous participation (even with 2 girlfriends in a team of 3) is possible, you can sign up today from 9:00!

Augarten, Kastanien-Hauptallee, 1020 Vienna. 3 June from 9:30. 30 €. Web
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 Peter Kainz, MAK
An enchanted park that’s unknown to most anyone and a gorgeous little palace - sounds like the perfect Sunday outing. Our destination is a Biedermeier-gem in the 18th district which used to be the “summer residence” of a Viennese banker. Geymüllerschlössl is only open on Sundays during the warm season and houses the Empire & Biedermeier furniture collection of MAK. Every Sunday at 15:00, guided tours give insight into the diversity of Biedermeier life. And around the Schlössl, you can rest in the shade under the trees and chill.
Geymüllerschlössel, Pötzleinsdorferstraße 102, 1180 Vienna. 6 May until 2 December. Only Sun 11:00 to 18:00. 12 €. Web
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Life according to GAIA theory
An important topic: how can life and the economy develop in a successful way without draining the natural resources of humans and nature? The GAIA hypothesis connects archaic European wisdom with modern management findings. GAIA co-founder and book author Veronika Lamprecht is giving a talk on this subject at Soulsisters today. Participants can also travel through the eight GAIA time qualities for a moment there and learn about the powers, methods or rituals that can help them in their own life and their own actions. Fascinating!
Soulsisters, Goldeggasse 2/5, 1040 Vienna. 4 June 19:00. Free donation. Web
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Weiße Tafel at Augarten
Whoa, it’s not often that you can to dine like that in Vienna! To kick off the culinary Wienissimo Festspiele tonight, they’re setting a 65m long white table in front of Augarten Palace, beautifully decorated with flowers and Augarten figurines. Depending on availability of seats, everyone will be treated to a fine menu by gourmet chef Robert Letz (for a donation). Plus: Augarten Museum and the White Weeks sale tent are open until 22:00 at night! From 7 to 9 June, there will be more opportunities to dine under the open sky at different events of the festival.
Augarten, in front of the Palace, 1020 Vienna. 4 June 18:30. Free donation. Web
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Su Mathurin
Women should have power and belong onto the stage! Of that, Su Mathurin is convinced. The newcomer-comedy-queen feels like a “Superstar” (thus the name of her debut program) and wants to prove this to the world. In a wonderfully natural and sassy way, the Viennese lady talks about bottles in bed, esoteric field preachers and miracle healers, a society-dog named Seppi that suffers from burn-out as well as part-time acrobats climbing the ladder. Since she herself manages an artist agency, sings, and has earned money as animatrice in the past, she knows a thing or two about the self-staging industry ;-)
CasaNova, Dorotheergasse 6-8, 1010 Vienna. 4 June 19:30. From 23 €. Web
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 Patricia Narbon, Foto: Kim Jakobsen To
Show Angewandte
Attenzione fashionistas, the most important fashion event of the week is upon us! The young designer-elite of our country once again present their fancy final collections. And that in a pretty unusual setting, in the former Anker Brotfabrik! This time, the creations of the 25 students and graduates of the fashion class of the University of Applied Arts won’t be presented the traditional way on the runway but will be set up in various islands in the room. Visitors move around and create their own show experience, of course accompanied by some hip sound design. Cool stuff!
Expedithalle, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna. 5 June 18:30 and 20:30. 32 €. Web
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Finish Jazz-singer Laura Maria Korhonen and guitarist Aron Saringer started off as a duo, that has now grown into a mixed group. They have different backgrounds, ranging from trained musician to autodidactic punk rocker. The band can be classified somewhere between Nordic folk, reggae and rock, with chansons, Finish tango and swing also thrown into the mix. They are plunking, plucking and scraping on banjo, mandolin or musical saw, and they even brought a glockenspiel along for the ride as well. Really imaginative and diverse! Listen in here.
Reigen, Hadikgasse 62, 1140 Vienna. 5 June 20:00. 19 €. Web
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 A casa tutti bene
Italian Filmfestival
What a show! Right off the bat, the Italian Filmfestival’s opening film is off to a tumultuous start. The comedy “A casa tutti bene” is about a family coming together on the island of Ischia for a celebration. A sudden storm forces the numerous siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews to spend 2 days under the same roof. Friction, battle of words and nervous breakdowns meet Italian temperament ;-) But the other 11 films of the festival also offer partly funny, partly dramatic insights into la bella Italia. Opening’s today!
Votivkino, Währinger Straße 12, 1090 Vienna. 6-14 June. Program online 
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Women’s power
A night class dedicated to concentrated lady power: it’s all about (re) discovering your own female energy and learning more about yourself and your body. For that reason, physical therapist Brigitte Drs is showing physical therapy exercises for the often shamefully neglected pelvic base to teach us about the power of the pelvis, deepen the connection to it or to return it to mind again. Additionally, life and sex coach Barbara Zuschnig opens a room with short inputs to help us deal with the manifold aspects of sexuality.
Kurszentrum St. Josef Krankenhaus, Auhofstraße 189, 1130 Vienna. 6 June 16:00 to 17:30. 25 €. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Ines Hofbaur
Midi cafe & bistrot
What’s feel-good atmosphere in French? Never mind, but the likable duo Guilhem and Pessah has managed to create just that in their second venue. Bright, spacious, comfortable for sitting or lounging, plus attentive service. There is a fine “plat du jour” on the menu every day, just like at the (much smaller) Midi-Deli at Hoher Markt, plus authentic French cuisine like tartines, quiches, grandes salades and – mon dieu! – tarte choco with liquid core ;-) The wine comes from the family’s winery, the walls have been artfully designed by Guilhem’s brother. Merveilleux!
Midi cafe & bistrot, Wipplingerstraße 30, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sun 8:30 to 22:00. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Block Printing is one of the last craftmanships where really everything is done by hand. Art historian Elli Seeger is a master of this technique and has opened an atelier in the centre of Mauer. Using old models (she owns a huge collection) or via silk screen printing, she prints and handles high-quality fabrics: scarfs, pillows, bags, Hamam towels, baby bodies and home accessories are sporting the most wonderful patterns. Right next to the small shop is her workshop-room, where you can try out printing yourself or participate at workshops. Very neat!
Handgedruckt, Gesslgasse 7, 1230 Vienna. Tue+Wed 10:00 to 13:00, Thu+Fri 10:00 to 18:00. Web


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