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f e b r u a r y 19 | 7. - 13.

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"Heya Girls!"
Have you already caught Kondo fever, too? In London, there’s only one topic right now (no, not Brexit, which is being blocked out in an almost surreal manner): Marie Kondo is the talk of the town. Just like in New York, Tokyo, and Munich, by the way. Marie Kondo is a young Japanese housewife who knows how to tidy up. On her iconic Netflix show and in books, she shows people how to declutter their lives and only surround themselves with things that delight them. “Sparking joy” is what Marie calls it and rejoices in every disposed T-shirt.  Obviously, there are many people in this country who don’t yet kondo. And have to rent a self-storage unit when their four walls burst with abundance. MUSA has now dedicated a new exhibition to precisely this phenomenon. “Where Things Live” will portray self-storage users in front of their treasures from 13 February. Which is also iconic though ;-)
Wishing you a tidy week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
MUSA, Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 13 February 18:30. Free entry. Web

P.S. Recipes from Cafe Himmelblau: at the portal!
Photo: Klaus Pichler/Wien Museum
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1st viennese design flea market
For 3 days, the ROEE Atelier opens its gates for an unusual flea market. Fashionistas and penny pinchers with a penchant for designer fashion will get shining eyes: they sell off sought-after finds, samples, prototypes, and it-pieces by young designers from fashion, lingerie, and accessories. Aside from fashion by ROEE, you find dressing stuff from YAGA, Uhrleiwand, Vice Coop Design, Kathrin Mayer, Landkinder – and wonderful underwear by Körbchen. ROEE-cofounder Mairhofer: “Everyone benefits from this cool concept. We get space, the customers hot designer ware.”

ROEE Atelier, Bandgasse 14, 1070 Vienna. 7-9 February. Web
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Schmuck-Stück Sale
Now, it sparkles and glitters all year long at Siebensterngasse 41, but these days even more so! Because it’s jewellery-sale-time for gold- and silversmith Sabina Ebner, which means that many of her beautiful rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings can be bought for bargain prices (up to -70%)! Including: delicate lotus blossom necklaces or chandelier amethyst earrings and, from the current collection, fine silver rings with or without gem stones. Browsing is definitely worth it, particularly since the designer has also dug up individual pieces and prototypes. From 10 €!

Schmuck-Stück, Siebensterngasse 41, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 12:00 to 19:00, Sat 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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Surf Film Night with „Momentum Generation”
Attention, here comes a giant wave of brilliant film craziness washing ashore! In the year 1992, the film “Momentum” portrayed a group of young men who forever shaped surfing: Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Kalani Robb. 26 years later, producer Robert Redford takes us back to this fateful winter in Hawaii. “Momentum Generation” is a contemporary document featuring never-before-seen archive footage that brings the spirit, the spectacular surfing, and the conflicts of the most influential surf crew ever to the screen for the first time. Trailer here.

Urania Kino, Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Vienna. 7 and 28 February 20:00. Web
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A different kind of portraiture
Are you, too, tired of seeing all the Imsopretty-photoshoppedaltered photos on Instagram & co? Clearly too glossy and too much happiness. It really makes you appreciate the event at Supersense, the gloriously beautiful centre of the analogue group. They looked for expired (!) polaroid films all over the world and got a large stock of old material. Referred to as adventure material in the Supersense jargon. Because no one knows how the films will react. And now their offer: you can have 5 portraits made today and tomorrow for just 77€. Without warranty but experimental results!
Supersense, Praterstraße 70, 1020 Vienna. 8+9 February. 77 €/5 portraits. Book an appointment! Web
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Winter-Sale at stor>
Apparently, Gabriele Wally from the plus-size-fashion store stor> (Shop of the Week) really wants spring to come as quickly as possible! And to make room for the new load of fashion, she is starting her January-winter-sale right now – for the first time, the entire cuddly winter collection is up to 50% off. So if you would like to snatch another hip oversize jumper or a warm winter jacket – better hurry up! There are many pretty things from sizes 42 to 54 – from the Scandinavian label Zizzi, from the stor> collection itself, or also from Adia Fashion, an famous oversize label from Denmark.
stor>, Strozzigasse 38, 1080 Vienna. From 6 February Wed-Fri 11:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 14:30. Web
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Frauenzimmer PopUp
“Beauty, Love, Eros & Happiness” is a mentoring programme for women that usually takes place in one-on-one sessions. The purpose of it is the exploration of still dormant resources: for the lust of life, love, and being a woman. At today’s PopUp, Brigitte Schlegel will present the mentoring and grants us a peak into the “toolbox”. She will introduce techniques that sensitise us for our conditioning and allow us to let go of past issues. The intent of that: to nourish and appreciate our creative power as creative, sensual, emotional, and sexual beings of this world.

Center für Körperarbeit, Mariahilferstraße 124/18, 1070 Vienna. 9 February 14:00. 10 €. Please sign up. Web
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Swelltime Party: A Mad Men Night Out
Ah, finally some style again in this town! Get your petticoat out of the wardrobe, ladies – they fire up the time machine at Gartenbaukino! For after the last film screening (they show the film “The Favourite”, nominated for ten Oscars, which you might check out too while you’re at it) there will be dancing and swinging like there’s no tomorrow. For one night, the cinema’s foyer turns into a dance salon of the 50s and 60s. Of course there’s a dress code, without it rocking it up to Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, and Chuck Berry hits would only be half the fun. With colourful cocktails and midnight show!
Gartenbau Kino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. 9 February 22:00. 11 €. Web
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Losar: Tibetan New Year
The year of the dog is history, welcome to the year of the earth-pig! Because the Tibetan year no. 2,146 starts now. “Losar”, the Tibetan New Year, has been celebrated for more than 2,100 years (since the enthronement of the first king Nyatri Tsempo) – and is also celebrated properly at the Don Bosco Haus with songs and burning incense today. They offer everything that’s part of a successful Tibetan party: The programme leads from the snow-lion dance to the Cholsum Shabdro dance group, from the incense offering ceremony to the purchase of Tibetan products, from a tombola to the Night Party. Plus: momos!
Don Bosco Haus, St. Veit-Gasse 25, 1130 Vienna. 9 February from 10:30. Free entry. Web
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Art Installation at Karlskirche
It’s certainly rather unusual that CitySpotterGirl urges you to go to church. But please, go to Karlskirche! Because as part of an art project, 2 huge spherical sculptures are hanging in the magnificent baroque dome until the end of the year there. Really worth seeing! The mirrored, air-filled mega things have a diameter of more than 10m and 7m respectively and are an installation by the Argentinean artist Tomas Saraceno. The cool “Aerocene” globes are the first project in the programme Karlskirche Contemporary Arts, more are to follow.

Karlskirche, Karlsplatz 1, 1040 Vienna. Mon-Sat 9:00 to 18:00, Sun 12:00 to 19:00. 8 €. Web
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The Illusionists Live
The most successful magic show in Broadway history is coming to Austria. It’s going to be quite a spectacle when Master Magician Luis De Matos, James “the Deceptionist” More, Enzo the Unforgettable, Escapologist Andrew Basso, Yu Ho-Jin (the Manipulator!), and the Inventor Kevin James rock the stage. The magicians read other people’s minds, levitate in thin air or simply disappear into nothingness. You might especially look forward to James More – who tricked Ellen DeGeneres live on her own show. Pretty astonishing!

Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. 8-10 February. From 59 €. Web
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Lamps from upcycling material
Ask the cable guy! Helmut Drucker is a trained electrician and artist. He has years of experience with repairs and upcycling and designs highly original lamps himself. At Recycling Kosmos, he will demonstrate how to build lamps using upcycling material today. For this, you can bring your own materials or some old lamps as well. The cable guy will provide all sorts of tips for the realisation and advice on the work steps. He will explain how to realise a lamp idea or how to remodel an item into a lamp. And of course he will also bring tools and incidentals.

Recycling-Kosmos, Kirchstetterngasse 60, 1160, Vienna. 11 February 18:00. 35 €. Web
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Literary Speed Dating
Well, this is definitely CitySpotterGirl’s favourite event of the week! For where else do more romantic love stories start than in a beautiful book store? This is apparently what the always creative bookseller Petra Hartlieb thought as well, thus inventing Vienna’s first Book Dating. The concept: 10 women, 10 men, and 20 favourite books. Whether this is the start of a great love or a life-long friendship, nothing is impossible here – just like in the world of books. You have 7 minutes per person and to break the ice quickly, everybody brings their favourite book ;-)

Hartliebs Bücher, Porzellangasse 36, 1090 Vienna. 11 February 19:00. Please sign up. Web
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Petz: culinary friendly game
Yes, these are really good news for gourmets. After having closed his fancy pub “Petz im Gußhaus” last autumn, Christian Petz is now back in his favourite place: the kitchen. Until the end of June, he is guest-starring at the Hotel Ritz-Carlton, or more accurately, at the Dstrikt Steakhouse. With dishes like Vitello Dorschato or Milzagnolotti in sage butter, his big fan base can look forward to some classics of his „Nose to Tail” cuisine – Monday to Friday for dinner from 18:00. Apart from steaks, they serve contemporary interpretations of Austrian cuisine at the highest level.

The Ritz-Carlton, Schubertring 5-7, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri from 18:00, Sun (brunch) from 12:00. Web
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Schmieds Puls Solo
You normally think of Schmieds Puls as a trio. But strictly speaking, Mira Lu Kovacs has been Schmieds Puls since 2013. It’s the name she writes and sings under, accessing her innermost core and presenting it to the world in song format. Today – for the first time in many years – Schmieds Puls appears not as a trio but focuses entirely on the role of songwriter with her guitar – just like at the start of her career. “Some songs practically require being played alone,” says Mira.  And if you check this out, you have to admit that she is right. It is going to be a nice evening!

Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. 12 February 19:30. 22 €. Web
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World Cancer Day
In the past fifteen years, cancer has developed from a fatal to a chronic illness. On the one hand, new medication and new forms of therapy (for example for breast- and blood cancer) bring hope, but they also present doctors and patients with new challenges. Today on Vienna Cancer Day, you can get first-hand information from top medical professionals at Rathaus. There are special talks on blood cancer, lung cancer, and intestinal cancer, for example. In addition to that, there are members of self-help groups available for conversations. Free entry!
Rathaus, Festsaal, entrance at Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Vienna. 12 February 9:00 to 13:30. Free entry. Web
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Soul Motion
Bringing together meditation and dance? Sounds like the perfect wake-up programme! With “Soul Motion”, you simply follow you own body’s impulses, supported by selected music, but entirely without choreography. The first 15 minutes are dedicated to arriving, then the session is started together in silence. It is then followed by a longer musical sequence where everyone can move as the whim takes them, which is once again finished in joint silence. Today, CitySpotterGirl readers can try out the morning Soul Motion session by Hermine Sperr for free!

Fokus Seminarzentrum, Neubaugasse 44/2/12, 1070 Vienna. 13 February 8:00 to 9:30. Web 
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Lies mein Herz
It was a difficult and desperately beautiful love that Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan shared – the two most important German-speaking poets after 1945. The publication of their exchange of letters has allowed readers an insight into the intensity of this love. “We love one another like poppy and memory, we slumber like wine in the seashells”, Celan wrote in his poem “Corona”.  An intense stage production now brings the letters, the harrowing struggle for words, the endless silence, and the fight for the love and friendship of the other to the stage.
WERK X, Petersplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. 13 February 20:00. 20 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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“If I were a book” is the title of a volume sitting on a shelf in the new book store at Margaretenplatz. If CitySpotterGirl were a book, she’d like to be one there! Because many of the books hand-selected by industry insider Kerstin Tuma stand cover-front on the shelves, inviting you to browse them. And as a book, you would be in the best of companies here: among plenty of particularly pretty editions, classics as well as new publications. Certain domestic bestselling authors, whose works the owner doesn’t like, cannot be found on the shelves. A joy for book lovers!

Metamorphose, Margaretenstraße 71, 1050 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 15:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Il Piccolo
Little Italy at Aumannplatz: a new, small bar awakens Italy-holiday feelings in Währing. There’s some music about amore, bella vita and mare playing from the jukeboxes, you sit at the bar or at small desks, and the menu features typically Italian snacks only: the best coffee with original Italian roasting, aranciata, san pellegrino, campari soda, birra pironi, vini della casa, sughi di frutta, dolci and small snacks. For breakfast you take a “cornetto con crema”, at night you enjoy an “aperitivo moderno”.  It’s also neat to sit up in the gallery, like in a retro living room!
Il Piccolo, Währinger Straße 143, 1180 Vienna. Mon-Sat 8:00 to 22:00. Web


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