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m a r c h 19 | 28. - 3.

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"Heya Girls!"
Mimi doesn’t go to bed without a whodunnit, and to be honest, neither do I. With this, I’m an active element of the statistics because every fourth book sold is a crime novel. And there’s no shortage of supply, the Austrian crime novel scene is still booming. This week, you have a live opportunity to convince yourself of this. The Hauptbücherei (Central Library) on Gürtel turns into a crime thriller scene on Thursday and Friday: from the Vienna-thriller to the Alpes-whodunnit, there are intense investigations going on during the “Krimitage”. The stars of the scene are going to be there, too. On the first night, Beate Maxian, Stefan Slupetzky, and Jewish Studies professor Gerhard Langer will read from their current books (with a focus on Vienna), on the second night, I’m particularly looking forward to Herbert Dutzler and his entertaining Salzkammergut crime novels. Tip: do bring your girlfriends, so that the way home won’t be quite so scary ;-)
Wishing you a thrilling week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Hauptbücherei Wien, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2, 1070 Vienna. 28 and 29 March from 19:00. Free entry. Web

P.S: Following an alkaline diet for seven days: recipes can be found at the portal!
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 Talent Garden Vienna
Talent Garden Vienna
No small talent factory but a huge coworking space that’s celebrating its opening today in the 9th district! The pretty “Talent Garden” spreads out over 5,000 square metres and 6 floors and defines itself as a platform for the digital & technology community. The company, originally from Italy, is represented with facilities in 8 countries and in cities like Barcelona or Dublin. You can rent space there for hours, days or permanently 24/7, and they also offer courses and workshops. Today, they have their “Grand Opening” with probational co-working, workshops, and party!
Talent Garden, Liechtensteinstraße 111-115, 1090 Vienna. 28 March 9:30 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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 Pajeros de verano
Cine Latino Festival
Great cinema from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego: the Cine Latino Festival shows 27 selected feature films and documentaries from 11 countries, some of them are shown here for the first time. It will open with the poetic masterpiece “Pajaros de verando” (“Birds of Passage”). Around half of all the films are made by women this time, including award-winning highlights like “Matar a Jesus” directed by Laura Mora Ortega or the fantastic fairytale “Vuelven” by Issa Lopez, whose mad colonial slapstick comedy “Todo mal” is also shown. Recommended!
Filmcasino, Margaretenstraße 78, 1050 Vienna. 28 March to 4 April. 9 € /film. Web
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 Bernie Rieder
Bernie Rieder cooks at “Otto Bauer”
Scrumptious spring-news for gourmands: starting today, “Otto Bauer”-head chef Daniel Hoffmeister will receive reinforcement from Austria’s top-gastronomy once a month. For today’s start of the new dinner-event-series, Bernie Rieder, who currently appears mainly on TV and will soon have his fifth cooking book out, was selected as special guest. Together, the two former kitchen colleagues conjure a four-course menu with regional ingredients from Viennese escargots and wild garlic soup to watercress. The bio-dynamic vinic accompaniment is provided by the team of “Weinskandal”.
Otto Bauer, Otto Bauer Gasse 13, 1060 Vienna. 2 March from 18:00. 56 €. Web
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 Spazio Deutschland
Spazio Stock Sale
Well, looks like quite a textile shopping rush in the making: today’s Spazio Stock Sale already has a 1,000 people interested on Facebook, and in Germany there is always a downright run on the sales always taking place in big halls. The German organiser specialises in offering top brands at bargain prices that are up to 70% reduced, this year they have a particularly large amount from the iconic Essen brand “Naketano”, which went bankrupt in 2018. But you can also snatch other brands like Replay, Armani and LTB or shoes like Birkenstocks or Vans at lowest prices.
Colosseum, Sebastian-Kohl-Gasse 3, 1210 Vienna. 28+29.3. 13:00 to 20:00, 31.3. 10:00 to 16:00. Web
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 Nuriel Molcho
Nuriel Molcho: Nomade Exhibition
This young man has already seen and experienced a lot in his life: together with his mother Haya Molcho and his three brothers he built the NENI food empire, designed hats, and travelled the world. Today Nuriel Molcho will show us his artistic side by hosting a “Nomade”-exhibition with a photographic best-of his last three years of globetrotting. During his many trips from Hamburg to Havana, he skilfully captured atmospheres, cities, and details with his camera that he will now present – partly in large format – and in stylish vintage frames. Only today!
Linke Wienzeile 130a
, 1060 Vienna. 2 March 18:00 to 23:00. Web
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 E5 Ayurveda
Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom
Everybody’s talking about fasting and doing without sugar right now, but there is also a less strict way. The old Indian system of medicine called Ayurveda offers a number of good possibilities to adjust the metabolism to spring, depending on your body type. Reasons for why you should do oil pulling regularly right now and more interesting knowledge is provided at the E5 Yoga Zentrum in the city today. You learn seven practical tips concerning the seasons, therapeutic rituals that are suitable for daily life, plant wisdom(s), and the bridge from Ayurveda to Yoga.
E5 Ayurveda & Yoga Zentrum, Stubenring 14, 1010 Vienna. 29 March 18:00. 35 €. Sign up! Web
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 Caritas Wien
DIY Market at carla mittersteig
It’s actually kind of obvious that many goodies for DIYers should accumulate in the huge donation storage of Caritas. But you’d have to find them first! Luckily, professional “sorters” have taken care of the rummaging for the three-day DIY market, today you can snatch their finds at the pavilion of the Caritas warehouse Mittersteig. The focus is on fabrics, but they also have patterns, needlework books, wool, knitting needles, and much more. And you will certainly find a suitcase to haul everything home in the big sales depot next door ;-)
carla mittersteig, Mittersteig 10, 1050 Vienna. 28+29 March 9:00 to 18:00, 30 March 9:00 to 13:00. Web
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 Karma Food
Karma Yoga Brunch
Ooooom, stretch and gourmandise with relish into the weekend – glorious! So: the pretty Karma Food branch in the Stuwerviertel hosts an all-around healthy and refreshing Yoga Brunch together with a friend, the Yoga studio “Retreat Vienna”, starting off with a 90-minute, not too exhausting “Morning Flow”. Afterwards, a tasty, vegan good mood-brunch-buffet awaits you – it includes lots of vegetables, Orientally-colourful mezze and veggie specials like tofu scramble, plus strong Karma coffee. Please bring your own mats and do sign up!
Karma Food, Ausstellungsstraße 63, 1020 Vienna. 30 March 10:00. 30 €. Sign up! Web
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Fashion at the Vienna PopUp Street
Only having been opened recently, the nicely renovated passage between Währinger Straße and Gentzgasse in the 18th district is now meant to be livend up with events and alternating pop-ups. One of the gallery-like, bright rooms in the passage is currently used by the fashion guild Vienna, you can check out the newest creations by three young designers there for two days: custom tailoress Hedi Rochowanski brings a couple of sample pieces like pretty, simple kimono dresses for you to try on, while Anh Tuyet from the label “Snow” and Clarisse Flameno show feminine dresses in delicate colours.
Vienna PopUp Street, Währinger Straße 100 / Gentzgasse 21, 1180 Vienna. 29 & 30 March. Web
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For two days, a traditional and treasured institution on the shopping calendar now opens its gates for you once more. The design market place “Edelstoff” is in town and makes Marx Halle burst at the seams with all the cool brands and collector’s items. This time, 70 (!) brand-new labels are among the 150 exhibitors and for the first time there is also a blogger flea market full of hip favourite pieces. A place to laugh, chill, feast and – that’s right! – shop to your heart’s delight, of course. Not only textile stuff but also jewellery, art, cosmetics and culinary things!
Marx Halle, Karl Farkas Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. 30 March 11:00 to 20:00, 31 March 11:00 to 18:00. 4 €. Web
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 Peter Provaznik
Argus Bike Festival
Ding-a-ling, the biking season has started! For the kick-off two-wheeler fans can now get high on all things boneshaker at Rathausplatz. For on the weekend, the biggest Biking Fair of the country tempts you with more than 100 exhibitors, test courses and a bike flea market. Besides, the show of the daredevil “Dirt Riders” is certainly a highlight for bike fans and the stuff that the Spanish BMX superstar Viki Gomez does with his bike is pretty cool, too. Better not try it yourselves, ladies! Better be good girls and come pedalling in the big bike parade or the drive to Weinviertel ;-)
Argus Bike Festival, Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna. 30+31 March 9:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Flea Markets in Fünfhaus and Nussdorf
The organisers have known each other since the births of their first children and that was when they organised their first flea market. Naturally, they didn’t stop with children’s wear, they also offer heaps of clothes for “big people” by now, among them are many hip and barely worn items and accessories at great bargain prices from 1 euro! The girlfriends flea market also has a nice location: the hip concept store Eben44. And another bargain territory sounds the horn for a hunt in the 19th district, where the Nussdorfer flea market is taking place, with many outdoor stalls.
Eben44, Reindorfgasse 44, 1150 Vienna. 30+31.3. Web Nussdorfer Flohmarkt, 1190 Vienna. 31.3. Web
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Golden Cut – Courses at Komolka
As Europe’s biggest fabric retailer, Komolka is Vienna’s first address for all textile topics like sewing and tailoring. The long-established company has recently started sharing their expertise in sales and customer service of more than 70 years in workshops. For free! Starting today, sewing fans can gen up on the “Goldener Schnitt” (golden cut). They show you how to make a pattern for all sizes without pricking out, pattern wheel, and talent. Allegedly, it only takes ten minutes, plus every participant gets 3 free patterns for her figure. Great!
Komolka, Mariahilfer Straße 58, 1070 Vienna. 1-6 April. Several dates. Free participation. Web
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 Konstanze Habermann
Bela B is reading at Rabenhof
Literature instead of cool beats: Bela B Felsenheimer, the legendary drummer of the iconic band “Die Ärzte”, is introducing his first novel at Rabenhof today. And it is – not surprisingly – pretty funny, a little bit brutal and quite strange, if you listen to the critics. The story is set in the eponymic village Scharnow, a village north of Berlin, and that’s the scene of the crime, figuratively-speaking. Gunmen lie on lookout, murderous books cause bloody devastation, and a Syrian intern stands up for a Manga girl. Better snap up tickets quickly!
Rabenhof Theater, Rabengasse 3, 1030 Vienna. 24 €. 1 April 21:00. Web
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 Stephan Pick
Nicole Jäger
Be it relationships, sucking in your belly during sex, seven-eighth trousers, body-shaming, visits to the gynaecologist, or your own reflection in the mirror – pretty much everybody knows these catastrophes ;-) Nicole Jäger wraps them in humour and uses many absurd facets of femininity in her second stand-up show. And her programme “Not perfect” isn’t just funny but also touching. For the Hamburg-born knows only too well the constant feeling of not being perfect: she found herself in a wheelchair for a year as a teenager and lost 170 kilos after weighing 340.
Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Vienna. 2 April 19:30. 29.50 €. Web
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 Franzi Kreis
Adventurous and linguistically dense: the theatre play “Sprengkörperballade” reappraises the story of three women generations. The mother Djana is restaging the separation of the father with her younger daughter over and over again, the older daughter and her best friend are cruising through the city looking for perfect moments, and the age-old ghost-sisters Cookie and Fuzzie lustfully torment themselves with endless children’s games. The play was written by Viennese Magdalena Schrefel and directed by the Swiss director Claudia Bossard. Today’s the premiere!
Kosmos Theater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. Premiere 2 April 20:00. 20 €. Web
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 Wang Ziling
Architecture Talk – City vs Country
Where’s life better? In the city or in the countryside? Do Austrians even really do city or will they always yearn for the countryside? Today’s architecture talk is about the qualities of city and country, participants in the debate include professor of architecture Elisabeth Leitner, city researcher Elke Rauth and Falter editor in chief Armin Thurnher. Before that, you may enjoy a tour through the exhibition “Rural Moves” where structural examples from China illustrate the strategies used by the young Pekinese architect Xu Tiantian in the region of Songyang to prevent rural exodus.
Architekturzentrum, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 3 April 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Casa Caria
Citrus fruit rarities at Casa Caria
News from the Citrus paradise! An amazing selection of delicacies from the Spanish wonder orchard of a citrus fruit friend has arrived at the delicatessen shop Casa Caria – 24 different varieties, with an enticing scent and vastly different in taste. From the small kumquat Fortunella Maxima to the big Cedro Citrus Medica Maxima. There are also bergamots, mandarins and clementines, all of them untreated. Better be quick to come smell, taste and buy, they only have a few kilos of certain varieties! You can get a photographic impression here.
Casa Caria, Schottenfeldgasse 48A, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 10:30 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Oliver's Teigwerkstatt
Oliver’s Teigwerkstatt
We totally get how someone born with the scent of bread in his nose can never do anything else ;-) Oliver Gradwohl, offspring of the Gradwohl dynasty, now does his own thing: in 2018, the trained master-baker took over the four former branches of “Mühlenbrot”, all of them unremarkable mini shops at top locations – three in the first district, one on Alser Straße. There the young baker sells his specially developed (and really tasty!) pastry, almost everything is made from matured spelt dough. Apart from crispy Weckerl and bread, he also makes Danish pastry and delicious pie!
Oliver’s Teigwerkstatt, Plankengasse 6, 1010 Vienna plus 3 more locations. Mon-Fri 7:00 to 18:30, Sat 7:00 to 13:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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For fans of Italy! Just a few steps down from the lobby of the Ritz Carlton and you find yourself in an elegant, multifunctional venue: breakfasting, downing a quick espresso, having a fine dinner, getting a drink, holding a meeting – all this is possible. The Sicilian top chef Ciccio Sultano has conceived the cuisine, which is why the Italian dishes taste simply delicious – from Arancini (saffron rice balls) to Ravioli with lamb ragout. And since it is also a bar, a specially designed Negroni is rolled across the Pastamara during Aperitivo time and the cocktails are mixed right in front of the guests.
Pastamara, Hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Schubertring 5-7, 1010 Vienna. Mon – Sun 8:00 to 23:30.


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