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j u n e 18 | 14. - 20.

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"Heya Girls!"
Sniffing around, playing fly on the wall, trying out new things – if I didn’t love that I wouldn’t have turned into a decent spy. That’s why I find the “Dancer’s Day” on the upcoming Saturday particularly tempting: in the Gösserhallen, you cannot only take a look backstage of the hypnotic dance piece “10000 gestes”, but also join in at full tilt – and allow dance gods and goddesses to drive you into trying unusual stuff. Like at the joint warm-up with the pros, at the workshop with choreographer Boris Charmatz, the picnic with the dancers, and the joint resting. At 19:30, “10000 gestes” is being performed, afterwards it’s partying off to the vibes from Djane Electric Indigo before the day, accompanied by bolero sounds to which Boris Charmatz and Emmanuelle Huynh are twisting on stage, slowly draws to an end. Lose yourself in the world of dance for a day, and no, there are no previous skills required at all! Cool, isn’t it? 
A Dancer’s Day, Gösserhallen, Laxenburger Straße 2B, 1100 Vienna. 16 June from 16:00 to approx. 22:00. 25-40 €. Web
Wishing you a refreshing week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
P.S. Soulfood-recipes by Chief of Sugar at the portal!
Photo: Tristram Kenton
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  stattGarten Eigenbedarf
Sale at stattGarten
Bountiful bargain-harvest in two wonderful shops! At stattGarten you find everything flourishing that makes a woman pretty, from high-quality care products for hair and skin to trendy accessories and scents from all over the world. The new second store three houses down centres on culinary products, kitchen, and home. Now you can snatch a lot from both shops at a discount of 40%: summery nail polish, cosy “Sunday in Bed”-textiles, and perfumes at no. 14, exquisite Italian sugi, elegant porcelain, and pretty bamboo tableware at no. 20. Time to treat yourself ;-)
stattGarten & stattGarten Eigenbedarf, Kettenbrücken-gasse 14 + 20, 1040 Vienna. Until end of June. Web 
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  Lights of Vienna / TT & T
Summer Pop-Up Store
Style, juices, and jewellery - today and tomorrow you can still shop for beauty at a summery Pop Up in Zollergasse. Glitz and glamour is provided by the golden ornament-jewellery from Lights of Vienna Décor, the young cashmere label Caleo from Gmunden joins in with skin-pleasing sweaters & co, and beautiful hand-made textiles with block printing art by TT & T are winging their way in from Attergau. The (liquid) provisions are wheeled in from Tirol: fresh detox juices by “Bergblut”. Which serve as pick-me-ups to refresh tired shopping ladies.
Summer Pop-up Store, Zollergasse 9-11, 1070 Vienna. 14+15 June 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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 A Comic Soul
John Cleese
If a program is called “Last time to see me before I die”, clearly you should jump at the chance ;-) Fans of the British “Fawlty Towers”-legend know that he’s not really serious about it anyway. In his (maybe last) show the legendary comedian and actor leads his audience through a mix of his classics and his newer works, with quite a dash of wickedness and dry humour, as usual. Well, Mr. Cleese could give a eulogy and still have you rolling on the floor with laughter ;-) Like the one he once gave for his “Monty Python”-colleague Graham Chapman, which you can watch here.
Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. 14 June 19:30. From 54.50 € Web
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Unusual evening at an unusual location. And with that the question: How can you get used to imbalance? How can we deal with imbalance and find stability in instability? The dance company “Pionierinnen”, known for its original productions, perform their piece “Schieflage”  (imbalance) today. And they have a staircase at Danube Island serving as stage! 11 danseuses tip, stagger, lie down crossways, and examine physically what’s possible when you are disbalanced. They challenge you to take an unfamiliar perspective - check out the location here. Free entry.
Danube Island, 5-min-walk from U1 station, Rudolf-Nurejew-Promenade, 1220 Vienna. 15 June 19:00. Web
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 VanDeHart Photography
Special Birthday Sale at elke freytag
Fashionistas will delight in this particular birthday! Designer Elke Freytag celebrates the 9-year-anniversary of her store with a special sale, where you can now snatch last season pieces as well as fine, glamorous individual pieces at considerably reduced prices. Up to minus 60% do count as a reason! Some special treasures like summer skirts and tops can be had for just 50 Euro. And afterwards, attired in a new “Urban Flower” summer dress, you can lounge in the “Chill-Out Area” in front of the shop, which opens today. Shopping is sooo exhausting ;-) 
elke freytag, Lindengasse 14, 1070 Vienna. Until 23 June Wed-Fri 12:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:15:00 Web
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 Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson
It’s a long time ago that the now 81-year-old Kris Kristofferson gave Janis Joplin her only number 1 hit with his song “Me and Bobby McGee”. The legendary singer, songwriter, and actor still appears on stage and wows his audience with his powerful country songs, the charismatic rebel is often called the bard of the disadvantaged and disappointed. Today Kris Kristofferson is in Vienna and he has brought his current album “The Cedar Greek Sessions” with new versions of his best songs 25 along. 
Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. 15 June 20:00. From 58.50 € Web
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Save Tibet Lingka Festival
Tibetans and Viennese natives both are invited to the Tibetan garden festival hosted by the organisation "Save Tibet". An authentic Eastern-Tibetan nomad tent will be put up in the garden, an incense offering ceremony starts off the festival. As for food and drink, they serve fresh Tibetan momos, grilled things and chang beer. If you have the guts, you can try the traditional butter tee (caution: quite the taste of adventure), learn the dice game "Sho" or buy some Tibetan arts and crafts. Highlight of the day are the traditional Cham dances performed by Tibetan monks.

Save Tibet, Lobenhauerngasse 5, 1170 Vienna. 16 June 10:00 to 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Philipp Lipiarski
Joya Yoga Convention at Augarten
Well, today, dear yoginis, we will roll out our mats in the green grass! Because today, the biggest Open-Air Yoga event in Austria is taking place once again at Augarten. It starts at 14:30 with a joint sun salutation, followed by half-hourly try-out sessions by different yoga studios and their teachers. It’s all free including the final sun set meditation! The whole event is moderated by Zweitfrau-singer Diana Lueger, 1,000 mats are provided on site in exchange for a free donation. By the way, there’s also the possibility to just chill and eat (healthy) there instead of doing yoga ;-)
Augarten, 1020 Vienna. 16 June 14:00 to 21:00. Free participation. Web
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 Kitsch Bitch / Sous bois
Blockparty Kirchengasse
That’s quite some hurly-burly in the street! The folks from Kirchen- & Lindengasse, who are all pretty creative, are celebrating a joint street party today - great for strolling, shopping or just looking around. Around 40 shops and venues participate, meaning you can go on a bargain hunt in the car free street at stores like ulliko to Kitsch Bitch (special sales and flea markets in many shops!), elated by music and satisfied by the numerous food stations, you can participate at workshops ranging from book binding to perfume making or just drink and dance your way through the allegedly longest bar in Vienna. Huzzah!
Kirchengasse and Lindengasse, 1070 Vienna. 15 & 16 June. Free entry. Web
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Food Festival Vienna
Where did we actually eat before all the Food Festivals with their food trucks came along? Anyway, eating outside and in company is great and trying out new food trends is always fun as well. So, off you go to MuseumsQuartier where you can eat your culinary way through 25 food stations this weekend. They cook, bake, and sizzle burgers, tortillas, waffles and other nom-noms, plus they serve refreshing drinks and bowls. Additionally, there’s also a market for sustainable lifestyle products, pop-up yoga, art & music.

Vorplatz MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 15-17 June. Free entry. Web
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 Simon Pauly
Martin Grubinger at Kongresspark
If you’ve never seen this man live, this is a unique chance: percussionist superstar Martin Gruber will perform a free open-air concert as grand final of the “Soho in Ottakring”-festival. And we’re talking about a guy who’s usually found only at the most renowned concert houses and well-known festivals. Watching the Salzburg native perform is truly so fascinating, terrific and thrilling that it makes your jaw drop. Today, he’s drumming with his Percussive Planet Ensemble as well as participants of a workshop at Kongresspark.
Kongresspark, 1160 Vienna. 17 July 18:00 Free entry. Web 
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It’s clear as day that the Fesch’Markt at Ottakringer Brauerei will be quite dashing once again. After all, it’s the platform and matchmaking place for like-minded creative folks. For three days, more than 200 designers and artists will be happily united. On offer will be flashy individual items from unusual T-shirts and beauty stuff to accessories and design stuff, affordable yet still really special, plus gastro-stations. And if you want some fresh air in your cupboard without having to burden your wallet: at Fesch’Kleiderbörse in Kunsttankstelle, you can also swap clothes!

Ottakringer Brauerei, Ottakringer Platz, 1160 Vienna. 15-17 June. 4 €. Web
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 National Theater of Korea
Trojan Women
A jazzy mix of contemporary Korean Pop, Greek tragedy, and traditional music! The visionary director Ong Keng Seng from Singapore stages his ingenious opera about the cruel fate of the women in defeated Troy told by Euripides in the art of “Pansori” – which is a historical Korean genre of musical storytelling. A contemporary work between the cultures, with K-Pop producer Jung Jae-il and the renowned Korean Pansori master Ahn Sook-sun contributing to it. And a Helena as gender crosser ;-) It’s terrific and todayis your last chance to see it!
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6, 1060 Vienna. 16-18 June 19:30. From 5 €. Web
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Sommerakademie of Kunst VHS
If you want to use the summer to learn new creative skills, you can go wild at the Sommerakademie of Kunst VHS, artistically-speaking. Until the end of June, they offer over 90 different courses: from porcelain production and jewellery design to photo frottage, concrete casting, nude drawing, and Urban Sketching up to Manga designing, voice training, and acting. You can learn many rare and unusual techniques. CitySpotterGirl readers can win a spot in the course “Sketching and Drawing for Holiday and Leisure Time”, participate via email!
Die Kunst VHS, Lazarettgasse 27, 1090 Vienna. 18 June - 27 July. Program online
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Novi Sad
Hypnotic tunes and hymnic ballads: for more than 25 years already, Novi Sad has had a special place in the indie scene. You likely manage that only with persistence and love for experimenting. Novi Sad mixes jazzy tunes, lyrical melody arches, and rock songs with elements from folk to noise, emphatically intoned by singer Evelyn Blumenau. A sound leading you through emotional ups and downs, as the title of the 10th album “himmel und hölle” (heaven and hell) suggests. Today the brilliant group plays in Floridsdorf. For free! Listen in here.
Held*innenzentrale, Brünner Straße 7, 1210 Vienna 19 June 20:00. Free entry. Web
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 Melanie Pignitter
Als ich lernte meinen Hintern zu lieben
The (unloved) backside as a symbol for everything that can make life miserable: lack of self-love, unrealistic expectations, illnesses, misfortune, stress, and sorrow. Now where does that leave the joy of living? Melanie Pignitter knows what she’s writing about in her first book. After a serious illness and 600 days of continuous headaches (what a horror scenario!) she decided to stop whining and win back her happiness and her dreams. With simple tools and her blog “Honigperlen” she gained back her enjoyment of life. Learn more at today’s book presentation!
Thalia, Landstraßer Haupstraße 2, 1030 Vienna. 19 June 19:30. Free entry. Web
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 Verein Login
Women’s Walk in the 15th district
Interesting discovery tour about the female side of Fünfhaus! Art historian Katrin Rummel has focused her attention for today’s neighbourhood walk (for women and about women!) on women who have lived in the 15th district and who are, despite their work and influence, unknown today. The tour is organised by the organisation “Login”, which supports people dealing with poverty, isolation and marginalisation through various activities. It starts off at their club house in Weiglgasse, then follows Sechshauser Straße to Fünfhausgasse and back again.
Meeting point: loginBase, Weiglgasse 19, 1150 Vienna. 20 June 16:00 to 17:30. Free.  Web
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Resanita – The House as Host
A museum and its plant cover as art object, now that’s something! For that purpose, artists Anita Fuchs and Resa Pernthaller alias „Resanita“, put Kunst Haus Wien under the microscope and analysed “the house as host” in regards to its flora and fauna. The house with its many green areas, designed by Hundertwasser, is of course ideal here ;-) An exhibition shows in what shape the house’s botany is today, 26 years after construction. The artist-duo has documented photographically all the things that grow, blossom, and flourish around here.
Kunst Haus Wien, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13. 1030 Vienna. Vernissage 20 June 19:00 Free entry. Web
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 Christa Fuchs
It’s not rare that you have the opportunity to warble along at “Letztes Erfreuliches Operntheater” - but not as excessively as this time. Because in June and July, they’re organising summerly sing along events. The audience is presented with the most beautiful arias, duets and terzets by Mozart, Verdi and other luminaries under the direction of local prima donnas and singing stars in such an inviting manner that there’s no holding back. With charm, devotion and a good portion of patience, hobby singing birds are groomed as protagonists of different opera scenes - if it’s as choir member or as extra remains to be seen ;-)
L.E.O., Ungargasse 18, 1030 Vienna. 20 July 20:00 From 25 €. Web  
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Shop of the Week 
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feder und flame
Definitely a place of creativity: self-made paintings on the (partly bare) walls, a sewing machine, a desk full of materials, and unusual single items on the clothes rail. The shared sales space of designer Roswitha Seeber and artist Johanna Schwab also serves as atelier for both of them. This is where they create all works for their respective labels Julie Strom and Portraying Volcanoes. And for their shared brand “told twice”, one of them designs fashion that is painted on, felted or written on by the other. On Thursday from 19:00 they celebrate their one-year-anniversary with music and drinks!
feder und flamme, Neubaugasse 80, 1070 Vienna. Tue+Fri 12:00 to 19:00, Sat 11:00 to 16:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Vienna can be so cool! You ring at an ordinary, inconspicuous door in the 9th district, descend far down to the underground of Alsergrund – and land in an extravagant bar reminding you of a Hollywood film. The 200-year-old vault has marble Fischgrät-flooring, golden ventilation pipes run through the church-like rooms and the walnut bar takes up several meters in the main room. Despite all this elegance, there’s no dress-code, no guest list, no door men. But friendly barkeepers, excellent cocktails (“Rosebud” is addictive!) and - despite rather loud DJ music - a wonderfully relaxed feeling.
krypt, Wasagasse 17, 1090 Vienna. Wed+Thu 18:00 to 2:00, Fri+Sat 20:00 to 4:00. Web


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