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j u n e 14 | 12. - 18.

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"Heya Girls!"
This trick was already used by Torberg’s “Aunt Jolesch”. Her Krautfleckerln, a dish consisting of noodles and cabbage, became world-famous – because she never made enough. Nowadays the twee* indie breakfast is making itself similarly scarce. Only exactly every third Sunday every month the Teenbeat Club turns the old Cafe Espresso at Burggasse into the currently coolest breakfast location in town. Here you sit in an original 1950s atmosphere, get served good breakfast and entertained with cosy indie music. Next Sunday it will be there again! And since a minor anniversary will be celebrated, there will be even nicer things on the menu as usual: sour cream pancakes with fresh strawberries, asparagus omelette (before the season is over) and Fishy Irish with potato pancakes and smoked-fish sour cream. And Matthäus Bär will accompany the meal with his live songs – and everyone hums along happily. What a Sunday!
Wishing You a Lovely Week
Your CitySpotterGirl
twee* vienna's indie breakfast, Cafe Espresso, Burggasse 57, 1070 Vienna. 15 June 10:30. Web

P.S. If you want to win coaching lessons, you’ll have to head to the portal in time!
Photo: Teenbeat Club
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Culinary Delights at the Kutschkermarkt
How delicious! The summer “Genusspfad” will take place at the pretty Kutschkermarkt as of 16:00. Under the seasoned management of the Kutschermarkt ladies, you can look forward to fine culinary delights. For there will be wonderful and delicious variations for tasting, from Maggie’s Genussgalerie to Himmelblau, from Blaue Orchidee to oan, Bio-Froihof and Pöhl’s Käsestand: among them ratatouille soup with lemon-thyme pesto, burrata with figs, apricot tart with lavender crumbles and Mediterranean chicken stew. And you get every serving for only 2 euro! Please let the weather be nice!
Kutschkermarkt, Kutschkerplatz, 1180 Vienna. 12 June 16:00 till 21:00. Web 
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Vienna Fashion Night
Late night shopping in the first district: At the Vienna Fashion Night, dozens of top boutiques from Amicis to Vivienne Westwood will be open until 22:00 in the inner city today – and offer discounts, limited it items and designers you can meet. Model Poppy Delevingne will be attending as a star guest and the fashion show by Vivienne Westwood will be broadcast live at the Goldenes Quartier in the Tuchlaubenhof. The two pop-up stores are bound to be huge fun too: Erste Bank and Starbucks at Bräunerstraße will turn into large-scale boutiques for the night. For the first time, shops in the seventh district will also take part!
Inner city near Graben, Kohlmarkt, Tuchlauben, 1010 Vienna. 12 June starting at 19:00. Web
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Pop-Up Gallery
A cool inner courtyard, an abandoned cabinet-maker’s workshop – for a few hours only the hidden location at the Naschmarkt will turn into a hip photo gallery! Photographer Susanne Stemmer, who lives in Paris and Vienna, produced an experimental editorial called Étretat. Created in the eponymous beach resort on the Normandy coast, the pictures show fashion by young, mostly Austrian designers. For one evening the photos will be shown in the pop-up gallery. Which will be opened four times a year in the future – on construction sites, in empty shops, at places of change.
Pop-Up Gallery, Rechte Wienzeile 37, 1040 Vienna. 12 June 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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Costume Flea Market
An insiders’ tip for people who are looking for something special: Theater in der Josefstadt will do summer cleaning and host a costume flea market for two days! About 800 “treasures” will be on sale for peanuts: from €1 to a maximum of €30! Swinging dresses meet puffy underskirts, shoes with character flirt with well-formed hats. Here’s a tip: don’t forget to check the inside of the costume pieces (below the collar) – this is where you can often find the name of the artist who used to wear this piece. Otto Schenk, Sandra Cervik or even Elfriede Ott :-)
Theater in der Josefstadt, Sträußelsäle, Josefstädterstraße 24, 1080 Vienna. 13 + 14 June. Web
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Full Moon Boat Trip on the Old Danube
Finally another date for the romance-lovers among us – for the second time this summer, you can fully dedicate yourself to your emotions and make a boat trip on the Old Danube in the moonlight on a balmy evening. Boat hire stations will prolong their opening hours so people can float to the most romantic places until shortly before midnight. Hopefully with a charming companion and definitely with a bottle of Prosecco, as this is included in the price. Sailing boats and rowing boats, electric boats and pedalos will be at your disposal for nightly excursions. Aloha oe!

Alte Donau, between Wasserpark and Gänsehäufl, 1220 Vienna. Reserve boats! 13 June 20:00. Web
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Lange Tafel
Vienna’s Tafel is an institution: food is saved from being thrown into the trash and instead given to people affected by poverty. Now the association is inviting everyone to the Lange Tafel event: a colourful street festival at Karlsplatz with picnic, music and readings. Everyone is invited to sit down at the “long table” and eat to the strains of MusikarbeiterInnenkapelle. People will bring the food themselves, beverages will be provided by Vienna’s Tafel. By the way, you’ll find more info on Vienna’s Tafel and an interview with Ulli Schmidt, general manager of Tafel, on the portal.

Lange Tafel, Karlsplatz at the pond, 1040 Vienna. 13 June 14:00 till 18:00. Web
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Tibetan Lingka Festival
The association “Save Tibet” invites Tibetans and Viennese alike to the Tibetan Lingka festival. In their garden, a genuine Tibetan tent from east Tibet will be put up and there will be Tibetan Momos and grilled food. If you want, you can taste traditional butter tea (Beware: an adventure of flavours), learn the popular dice game “Sho”, purchase new reading material at the books flea market or buy Tibetan arts and crafts. And if you still haven’t had enough, you’ll have the occasion to visit a dozen (street) festivals today: more on the web portal.
Save Tibet, Lobenhauerngasse 5, 1170 Vienna. 14 June starting at 10:00. Entrance free. Web
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Slowly but surely our city is turning into a delicatesen sshop for cheese fans. More and more cheese boutiques open – and the newest addition is particularly nice. The shop itself practically consists only of a huge display cabinet, in which cheese sommelière Daniela Thaier has gathered selected specimen very carefully (mostly from Austria): Höhlentaler from Tyrol, hey flower cheese or Schwarzer Prinz (Black Prince) from cheese dairy Pranz. The owner knows every one of the small organic producers personally and can tell a tale for every cheese. Celebration of the opening is today!
Käseschatztruhe, Kettenbrückengasse 10, 1040 Vienna. 14 June 14:00. Web
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Familie Lässig: New Year Concert
As we know it is never too early to begin looking for and then forget about New Year’s resolutions. This is why a few wonderful and well-known musicians have teamed up to play everything at the “New Year concert” that you shall not cover. From AC/DC to Andre Heller, from Rio Reiser to Simon & Garfunkel to The Who. And now who are those members of the “family”? Actor and singer Manuel Rubey, the cabaret artists Gunkl and Votava – and Cathie Priemer is sitting at the drums, who also manages the breakfast salon Augustin by the way ;-)
Stadtsaal, Mariahilfer Straße 81, 1060 Vienna. 14 June 20:00. €24.50. Web
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After its spectacular success last year – over 4000 visitors on a single weekend – the ViennaPhotoBookFestival, now in its second edition, is on its way to become one of the most important photobook festivals in Europe. They are otherwise rarely found in the spotlight, but here photobooks come to the centre of attention – and the Anker bread factory will turn into a stage for two days: 1000 sqm area, 70 publishers, 300 publishing companies, 500 artists. You can browse, swap and buy photobooks and stay for a little chat with the artists. And see the best photos from the books in an exhibition!

Ankerbrotfabrik, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna. 14+15 June 10:00 to 20:00 and 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Marché des Créateurs
O la la, très chic! A design market with French flair for which the French Institute will open its doors at the occasion of its salle de bal. Double-wing doors open, the creatives come in: more than 20 exhibitors from the world of French culture will show fashion and accessories, jewellery, ceramics and art at the Marché des Créateurs. Le Moulin Rose comes with colourfully pimped flea-market items, La Maison d’Elisa with chic furniture in country style, Phanie Bijoux fantaisie with playful pieces of jewellery. And everything else is also très français: buffet, beverages and live music by Paradisco.

Institut Francais, Währinger Straße 30, 1090 Vienna. 15 June 10:00 till 19:00. Gratis Web
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Festival of Nations
The more diverse, the better. The arsenal will turn into a wildly mixed universe today when culture associations, musicians and folklore groups from the most diverse nations of all continents will perform, dance, sing and play theatre and music. And all of them live in Vienna! There will also be international arts and crafts for sale and – of course! – culinary specialities from all over the world. The buffets will be prepared by the international friendship associations who offer all delicacies at help-yourself prices. In addition: Sudanese coffee ceremony, folding origami, henna tattoos.

In front of Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Arsenal, 1030 Vienna. 15 June 10:30 till 19:00. Web
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Now honestly: Who really read the entire 1000 pages of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”? Nobody? Doesn’t matter, we’re going to celebrate the possibly most genius prose writer in history anyway today on the occasion of the worldwide-celebrated Bloomsday. Nino aus Wien will serenade him, then there’ll be a reading from a passage of Ulysses, synchronously in several languages – among them Hebrew, Armenian and Greek. A musical performance will focus on Nora Barnacle, Joyce’s partner. And organic farmer Walter Eckhart will tell what role absinthe played in Joyce’s life during an absinthe tasting.
Aktionsradius Wien, Gaußplatz 11, 1200 Vienna. 16 June 19:30. Pay as you want. Web
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How Does the Crisis Affect Women?
Caused by brokers, speculators and property sharks: it’s no surprise that the current financial and economic crisis is often called a “male” crisis. But how does it affect women? How did the roles of women change due to the crisis? Does the crisis relegate women back to old roles or did it also create new opportunities? In today’s discussion Katharina Mader from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and Ulrike Herrmann, board member of the daily paper taz, will talk about the repercussions of the crisis years, the effects of austerity programmes and gender dimensions of the crisis.
ega, Windmühlgasse 26, 1060 Vienna. 16 June 18:30. Please sign up! Free entrance. Web
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The Schöller Boardinghous
He who’ll have himself a good time needs to go to the outskirts, as we know. Today the best location to go to is Floridsdorf to the (pretty whacky) Gloria Theater. Under the direction of impresario Gerald Pichowetz, this has become Vienna’s best address for hot sketches. Today the comedy classic “Pension Schöller” (The Schöller Boardinghouse) will be played: someone wants to see the inside of a madhouse and ends up in a bog standard boardinghouse, which is also a little crazy, just as in real life ;-) The good-humoured company around Pichowetz comes up with one witticism after another. Good laugh guaranteed!

Gloria Theater, Prager Straße 9, 1210 Vienna. 13 June 20:00. €30-43. Web
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Miss Alpenwelt 2014
Hollayodelayeedooo! Now Otto’s world are the mountains. Meaning: the fashion mail-order company, which is among the largest in Europe, is looking for the Austrian “Miss Alp” 2014. And invites all women of the country – including the lowlands Viennese – to send in stylish dirndl photos and gather as many public votes as possible. You can either win a professional photo shooting for the new in-house campaign for traditional costumes, an alpine cabin holiday in Altaussee or a €200 shopping voucher. Please hurry up – the competition will only be open until 2 July!
Otto Versand, Miss Alpenwelt Contest. 5 June till 2 July. Web
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SHOEting Stars
Sneakers, high heels or moccasins? As is generally known, footwear tells a lot about the character of the wearer. That’s enough reason for Kunsthaus Wien to focus on the topic of shoes: the exhibition SHOEting Stars will put 220 wonderfully flamboyant shoe creations from international designers, artists and architects in the spotlight as of today. No surprise that most of these elaborately worked objects that give the impression of small sculptures are unique items. Apart from the works of shoe art, you’ll also find inspiring installations, photographs and videos.
Kunsthaus Wien, Untere Weißgerberstr. Dschungel, 1030 Vienna. 18 June - 5 October 10:00 to 19:00. Web
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Everything Must Go!
There are not only clearance sales for fashion-hungry bargain hunters. In Vienna there are also a few theatres that will organise a summer sale! brut, Schauspielhaus and Dschungel will bring their best productions again, concentrated in one week from 18 to 22 June – at the one-time price of € 4.99 per show! You’ll get to see brut highlights such as “Endlich” by Barbara Ungepflegt or “Western Society” by Gob Squad. The Schauspielhaus will put  Philipp Weiss with “Allerwelt” on sale. And on 22 June the summer festival will get started in the Schauspielhaus.
brut Wien, 1010 Vienna. Schauspielhaus, 1090 Vienna. 18 - 22 June. € 4.99. Web
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Meditation Pictures
If you are looking for a bit of calm and silence this week, you will surely find at the Shambhala centre. Here you can admire (and buy) the meditation pictures by Nepalese artist Sonam Lama for 10 days. This artist, who was in contact with great spiritual leaders already early in his life, is the head of a painting school in Kathmandu today. Several monasteries in India and Nepal have already been equipped with strength-giving images and paintings under his guidance. By the way, Sonam Lama will also be present during the open hours of the exhibition and is there to answer questions and give advice.
Shambhalazentrum Wien, Stiftgasse 15-17, 1070 Vienna. 12-22 June 15:00 to 17:00. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Ahoy! Friends of Christian seafaring can now also spin a yarn right within the city. Not far from Haus des Meeres, the design team creates cool bags under the direction of Matthias Lippitsch, head of Kostümhaus: unique items made by hand. And they are made from kit bags with history – which are then combined with recycled advertising tarpaulins, water-repellent wool felt and sturdy fire hoses. Old parachutes are turned into “secret compartments”, which can also be worn inside-out when there’s lack of space. The bags come in four different sizes: all of them sturdy and with lots of space.
wienzwoelf/ Kostümhaus, Gumpendorferstr. 34, 1060 Vienna. Mo- Fr 10:00 to 18:00, Sa till 15:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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A pink plastic flamingo at Löwengasse? This surely piques one’s curiosity. The probably smallest restaurant in Vienna remains true to its style on the inside: stag’s antlers meet moderately integrated kitsch and art. This charmingly berlinesque x-small venue consists of four tiny tables and a bar with flea-market charm. The coffee is great and there’s some food too: beetroot ragout, goat’s cheese with stinging nettle or a green gazpacho with just the right amount of spices. The small menu changes daily – and the owner, German artist and pastry chef Wencke Pond, cooks everything herself.
Gedöhns, Löwengasse 42, 1030 Vienna. Mo-Fr 11:30 to 22:00. Web


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