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n o v e m b e r 19 | 28. - 4.


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"Heya Girls!"
Advent, advent, business at the Christmas Markets is content! Yes, ladies, we’ve officially reached the I-need-presents-time. And the WeihnachtsQuartier offers itself as the perfect opportunity to spend money on the first advent weekend. 1,000 sqm of design and more than 100 artists sell their treasures at MQ, indoors and heated! So there will be a big bustle, but also tons of great gifts like gorgeous porcelain by Eva Mayer, original upcycling jewellery by schmuck.ART (photo), coats by Linebins or paper objects made from lexicons by Helmut Pokornig. And yes, CitySpotterGirl will also be there these three days – and has prepared particularly pretty books for you at her stand! Obviously, I will also bring our current sensation, the Musterbuch with 125 patterns from Viennese museums. With designs by Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätten, by Koloman Moser and Emilie Flöge – and Klimt’s Kiss jumped into an Art Nouveau décor. So: drop by! I’m looking forward to seeing you!
 
Wishing you an original week,
Your CitySpotterGirl

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 29 November until 1 December. Free entry. Web
 
P.S. You can also buy CitySpotterGirl’s books online!
Photo: schmuck.ART
THURSDAY
...dance 
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 Laura Van Severen
Meg Stuart: Celestial Sorrow
For this premiere they are dancing with spirits. Because star-choreographer Meg Stuart and the Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto are trying to get rid of old demons. And to simply shake off personal and political traumata – like Suharto’s dictatorship in Indonesia, for instance. Physical tools used will include shamanic rituals, magical dances and poetic live-sounds. It’s very well possible that your own psyche will creak during the wild performance-trip ;-) But after all, it never hurts to reconcile with (at least in a dancing way) stupid old baggage, grin.
 
Tanzquartier Wien, Halle G, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 28-30 November 19:30. 10-20 €. Web
...advent 
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VinziRast Advent Market
“Every year again …” comes not only Christ Child but also – luckily! – the VinziRast-Advent Market. Luckily because they have really pretty, handmade unique item-gifts – from home textiles to Christmas deco-stuff – here. Because by buying these things with a purpose made by refugees you automatically support other VinziChance projects. Because the peaceful ambiance in the inner yard decorated with a Christmas tree is really festive and pleasantly anti-commercial. And because it’s only on for 3 days! On 29 November there’s an atmospheric “Cello Pur”-concert.
 
VinziRast, Währinger Straße 19, 1090 Vienna. 28-30 November 15:00 to 20:00. Free entry. Web
 
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ANZEIGE event.mqw.at
...concert 
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Solala
It all started just for the heck of it and above all on the kitchen table. Three handsome Swedes sing famous songs in somewhat unconventional interpretations without instruments, film it and put the result on YouTube. Today, Jens, Anders and Jolle are a capella stars popular all over the world – the trio has recorded three albums and now brings the kitchen table sessions to the stage as a live performance act. Tonight at Theater am Spittelberg. And when these three sing “Hey Brother” by Avicii and beat time with a coffee tin, it’s really very, very cool!
 
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 28 November 19:30. 26 €. Web
FRIDAY
...concert 
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 Anna Stöcher
Wiener Brut: Herr Biedermeier
The band Wiener Brut around singing belter Katharina Hohenberger has grown. The father-daughter-duo are joined by drumming, trumpeting and string plucking guests on their new album “Herr Biedermeier”. Today is the big release-concert at the Radiokultur Haus! Which is where music enthusiasts may look forward to all kinds of bittersweet ballads, tearjerker dance songs and humour tunes, leftist protest songs and chauvinist pieces. Their new song repertoire includes a very promising “Bitte geh” and the “Austrian Beziehungslandler”. Absolutely top live!
 
Radio Kulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal, Argentinierstraße 30A, 1040 Vienna. 29 November 19:30. 22 €. Web
...popup 
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 Shix Jewellery
Pop Ypp Shop
The creative collective Usus opens its hip design pop-up shop at Yppenplatz today – and has curated specifically for this! The fashion camp may look forward to colourful hang-out pirate trousers by Anna Pollack, fake tattoos by young & smitten or cool jewellery by Shix Jewelry. Those hooked on cookery can stock up on the best olives in the world by Don Fredo or on cashew liquor produced on the outskirts of Vienna. Both were selected by Usus boss and ex-Silent Cooker Patrick Müller, yummy! CitySpotterGirl wants to snatch a grandma hanging basket by halodribums. Ho, ho, ho!
 
Pop Ypp Shop, Yppenplatz 5, 1160 Vienna. 29.11.- 23.12. Fri 15:00 to 20:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
 
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ANZEIGE www.wmns.at
...bargain 
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 Lena Hoschek
Lena Hoschek Stocksale
Whether lavish flower-power puffed skirts, embroidered folklore summer dresses or cool kiss lips prints – Lena Hoschek definitely makes your fashion heart leap for joy. Especially on 29 and 30 November! Because that’s when the vintage design queen will start her much sought-after stock sale at the Atelier! Up to -80% (indeed!) are granted on – a really great number this time – eye-catcher pieces from former prêt-à-porter and “Traditional” collections! Great exhibition items, archive pieces and, the best thing of all, articles in Lena’s private possession can be snatched, too! Off to the bargain hunt, ladies!
 
Lena Hoschek Atelier, Längenfeldgasse 27/7a, 1120 Vienna. 29+30 November. Web
SATURDAY
...party 
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 Martin Zerza
Long Night of Solidarity
Since there isn’t going to a Life Ball in 2020 anymore, Gery Keszler has come up with the following idea: a whole night of glamour full of solidarity and joint festivities! 15 events are on the agenda, among them: a number of readings and music shows with WURST & co at Wiener Stephansdom, a Together-Cocktail-Party at LeMeridien, a dance night with the TV Dancing Stars at Ballsaal Wien and a shrill drag brunch at Motto. There will be many stars joining in, the ticket proceeds go to aids charity organisations. Join the party and do some good!
 
Long Night of Solidarity, various locations and times in Vienna. 30 November from 10:00. From 10 €. Tickets. Web
...diy 
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Christmas-Lettering Workshop
The best thing about a present is the card. Because at best, it tells you how much someone likes you :-) So when, if not for Christmas, do you need a really impressive, in the best case homemade, card? In today’s Lettering Workshop at the calligraphers of Books, Ink, you learn the ABC of lettering in a relaxed coffee house ambiance. After a short introduction, some exercises and the selection of a pen, it’s on to the creating of pretty Christmas cards. A goodie bag (worth 50€) is included in the price. In there you’ll find everything you need. Please sign up.
 
Cocoquadrat, Wiedner Hauptstraße 65, 1040 Vienna 30 November 11:00 to 14:30. 75 € (incl. materials). Sign up. Web
...nibblenibble 
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Cookie Swap + we love handmade Market
How to turn a Vanillekipferl into a Punschkrapferl? Simple! You exchange your homemade cookies for the ones made by others. Not only does that save you a lot of flour dust and baking hassle but it also brings a deliciously-relaxed mix to the table! The Cookie Swap with food blogger Mara Hohla takes place today only between 13:00 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 16:00! But since cookies are not everything during Advent time, the we love handmade Christmas market also offers wreath making workshops (you have to sign up) and of course a small, fine DIY shopping area.
 
Packhaus, Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Vienna. 30 November 11:00 to 16:30. Free entry. Web
 
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SUNDAY
...womenspower 
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Have a Cup of Tea with Sophie Rois
Whether the smart, beautiful, strong woman (yes, SpotterGirl is a fan ;-) plays a TV inspector or the witch in Faust on the stage – she is simply superb! Today, the celebrated actress descends from Berlin theatre Olympus and hosts – relaxed and personal – a Tea Time at Rabenhof. In her artistic homage to the British subcontinent she performs songs by The Kinks and stories by bestseller author Ian McEwan. In a rough voice and punkish charm, she tells stories about the magic of the first time and from the never-ending process of becoming an adult.
 
Rabenhof Theater, Rabengasse 3, 1030 Vienna. 1 December 11:00. 28 €. Web
...concert 
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Gregor Meyle & Band
Attention, heartache alert :-) The German singer-songwriter Greogr Meyle (who got Sarah Connor to sing in German) is touring though the Austrian clubs and halls and brings his new album “Hätt’ auch anders kommen können”. On it are 11 emotional, powerful songs about everything that’s going on in the world – and in Meyle’s emotional world and relationship cosmos! One moment it’s open and intimate, then sober and real – but always authentic! Musical teaser here. It will be a romantic live-event with the likeable music-casting-showman ;-)
 
Globe Wien, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. 1 December 19:30. From 44.90 €. Web
 
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...hiddenplaces 
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 Nathan Murrell
Werkstattfest at Petz Hornmanufaktur
Today, you can once more stick your nose behind doors that are usually not so easy to open. The Wiener Hornmanufaktur Petz, founded in 1862, opens its doors and offers you an up-close glimpse into the craftsmanship of the horn comb making. Of course there are also fancy, hand-made unique items like hair clips, jewellery colliers, napkin rings and comps – for admiring and purchasing! On the occasion of the approaching Xmas, they can even be adorned with loving customisations as well! In addition, they serve homemade punch and cake – voilà advent party!
 
Hornmanufaktur Petz, Nobilegasse 13, 1150 Vienna. 29 November-1.December Fri 14:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00, Sun until 17:00. Web
MONDAY
...festival 
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 Andrea Peller
Yiddish Culture Festival
Until 15 December you still have the chance of diving into Yiddish culture. No, not during a visit to the Jewish Museum this time but during the many different readings and concerts of the Yiddish Culture Festival. All new is the series “Spot on Yiddish Divas” at Theater am Spittelberg, which puts female Yiddish singers into the limelight. The amazing Shlomit Butbul (with band) is on the stage today and dishes an Oriental-European jazzy concert mix! Tomorrow it will be “Wien, Wien, nor du aleyn” with Mandys Mischpoche and Joesi Prokopetz.
 
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 2 December 19:30. 28 €. Web
 
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...sport 
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 Boulderbar
Free Bouldering
Yes, it’s possible that you might feel muscles that you didn’t even know existed. In your back or in your arms, for example. But when you’ve successfully overcome the first boulder obstacle, at the latest, that’s when unexpected joy and also serotonin will shoot into your blood. If you have no idea if that’s for you, you could wrestle down your inner couch potato and make your way in the direction of boulderbar today. At 17:00, a free beginner’s workshop with a professional trainer is offered there. So you can try it out entirely without stress, ask questions and sur-climb yourself!

boulderbar, Hannovergasse 21, 1200 Vienna. 2 December 17:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Sign up online
TUESDAY
...law 
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 Juergen Jotzo/ pixelio.de
Alles was Recht ist
Once the decision to separate has been made, a legal wrangle begins: about the maintenance and child support, property allocation and shared custody. An organisational challenge, which legal expert Barbara Stekl and psychosocial counsellor Bettina Zehetner aim to facilitate a little bit with their lecture this evening. They will discuss and clarify some important basic questions: what rights does a woman have in case of a divorce and what does the situation look like with partnerships? Plus: what helps against the enormous emotional drain? Please sign up!
 
Frauen beraten Frauen, Seitenstettengasse 5/7, 1010 Vienna. 3 December 18:00. Voluntary donation. Web
...health 
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Too many meds?!
Who doesn’t have it, the drawer full of old pills, opened packs of ointments and drops that you amassed during your last ailment? Today, cleaning out and focusing are on the agenda! Professor Andreas Sönnichsen explains how you can choose pharmaceuticals in a reasonable manner in the future, which ones are actually effective and which ones you may safely throw into the bin. On top of that, the head of general and family medicine at MedUni Vienna will be available for questions and advice after his Mini Med lecture. This will shed light on the meds jungle. Free entry!
 
Medizinischen Universität, Van-Swieten-Gasse 1a, 1090 Vienna. 3 December 19:00. Free entry. Web
 
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...concert 
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 Michal Augustini
Martin Harley
Admittedly, the British “King of Blues & Folk”, Martin Harley, wears a bit of a scowl with his beard. But you are inclined to let that pass because he has such a cool way of swinging his Slide guitar and makes such great Nashville blues that even Alanis Morissette asked him to the stage. Today, he is here in the city – for his only concert in Vienna – and brings his new album “Roll With The Punches”! A little spoiler: it doesn’t only pay homage to country blues but also to gospel. Which could be due to the fact that he studied his songs in a chapel in Pembrokeshire.
 
Haus der Musik, Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna. 3 December 20:00. 15 €. Web
WEDNESDAY
...vernissage 
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 Kathrin Ferner-Wenzl
Geometric Lovestory
How you can whoopsie-daisy fall in love (at least geometrically ;-) now? That’s easy. You totter to the exhibition of origami, textile and street art by artist Kathrin Ferner-Wenzl tonight and study her new, colourful image sculptures. It’s totally possible that love at first sight happens and an artistic tête-à-tête with consequences ensues. At the latest, when you take home your very personal favourite 3-D picture for your own four walls. Today is the vernissage and the artist will be there! Celebration with wine and a buffet. Prices from 120 €.
 
VHS Alsergrund, Galileigasse 8, 1090 Vienna. 4 December 19:00. Free entry. Web
...photo 
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 Silke Bernhard
Pop-up Photo Studio
Whoa, today ladies can kill three beauty-birds with one stone! Firstly, you can browse the really amazing pool of 2nd-hand clothes at Zweitkleid7 to your heart’s content. Without obligation to buy of course! Afterwards, Kristina Purzner offers a professional make-up. And in the end, the (before)after-result is captured photographically as well. Perhaps as Christmas present? On top of that they have champagne, snacks and styling tips. Definitely sign up, the number of participants is limited. At the end, one photograph and 3 digital pics can be taken home.
 
Zweitkleid7 Second Hand, Westbahnstraße 7, entrance Hermanngasse, 1070 Vienna. 4 December 18:30. 89 €. Sign up. Web
 
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...fleamarket 
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 Jonas Scheiner
Vintage & Secondhand Market
It’s time to browse, taste and hunt for fashion bargains at Theater am Spittelberg for two days. Because they raise the curtain there for a big private flea market. Together with theatre- friends, the style-and fashion-conscious director Nuschin Vossoughi has gathered cool clothing items, bags, shoes and accessories. Top highlight: the collection of 100 pairs of shoes in size 36, including some real eye-catchers! Plus: many white dress shirts and 1000 CDs! A nice side effect is the free glimpse behind the enchanting theatre scenes ;-)
 
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 3+4 December 12:00 to 20:00. Free entry. Web
TALK OF TOWN
Shop of the Week 
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 NOUW
NOUW
Rarely has outdoor-fashion been this beautiful! Together with Jan Schumann, Ex-COS designer Pauline Bouzek founded the label NOUW, whose pieces are almost to pretty to work out in. For now, their new shop in Theobaldgasse offers 5 models of hip, unisex jackets. Special features: puristic cuts and innovative combination of materials (like Merino fleece and softshell). Favourite item: the featherlight dark-blue “Running Jacket” – weather-proof on the outside, cosy-warm on the inside! You can also get bags and shoes by other “functional” labels in this hip-urban store!
 
NOUW, Theobaldgasse 14, 1060 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat until 17:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 smaier
Carl Ludwig
These three amigos know their coffee. Especially its effect. And that’s why in the morning, to wake you up, they have a stimulating “Morning Blend” that really packs a punch. Then from the afternoon, they serve the milder mix “Afternoon Blend” to make sure you can sleep properly at night. The tasty stuff is served in the small, handsome Café Carl Ludwig. There’s no big selection of food but the creatively topped baguettes taste good and the sweet stuff (cruffins included!) comes from Öfferl. In summer with the beautiful Palais garden, it will step up its game even further!
 
Carl Ludwig, Favoritenstraße 7, 1040 Vienna. Mon-Fri 7:30 to 19:00, Sat 9:00 to 17:00. Web

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