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o c t o b e r 16 | 20. - 26.

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"Heya Girls!"
As I am one of those women who are always freezing and my bicycle is already put away for the winter, I think this time of the year is a rather strange choice. But oh well: this weekend the biggest bicycle lifestyle fair of the world is coming to Vienna. The “Wiener Fahrradschau” brings a cool festival atmosphere and the urban bicycle culture to the historic Marx Halle. More than 150 international brands and Viennese manufacturers will present their products that you usually don’t see that often. There will also be 93 events celebrating the contemporary bicycle culture: including the legendary Bicycle Cross Race, the first Viennese Night Bike Polo, the Tweed Ride, a retro flea market, pump track races, many exhibitions and a bicycle cult cinema. There is even a riding technique workshop especially for women. And Vienna’s first fashion label for bicycle couture BBUC will be represented as well. A weekend revolving around anything related to bicycles is something that Vienna has definitely never seen before!

Wishing you a racy week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Wiener Fahrradschau, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. October 21-23 15 €. Web

P.S. Who wants to try food cooked by The Taste winner Jan Aigner? Here!
Photo: Peter Provaznik
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 Josip Jukic-Sunaric, gabarage
hunters and gatherers
Very stylish slow fashion! Ever since this year the socially engaged upcycling company garbage has added their own fashion line to their program. And tonight at their showroom at the Freihausviertel they will present their new collection. The designers Leni Landsgesell and Mara Gheddon hunted for used fabrics, earthy natural colors and unusual materials all over the city in order to turn them into cool and unique street wear pieces. The two famous look book models Miriam Hie and Nadine Friedrich definitely look fabulous while wearing the upcycling fashion pieces!
gabarage upcycling design, Schleifmühlgasse 6, 1040 Vienna. October 20 19:00. Free entry. Web
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“Feuerdorf” at the Danube Canal
To sit around a fire with a group of friends in a cozy warm cabin, watching the flames and waiting for the barbecue to be done. This Scandinavian type of romance is now possible in the center of Vienna! Because today the “Feuerdorf” opens at the Danube Canal, close to the Salztor Bridge. The fire town includes a central gazebo bar and 10 cabins that can be rented for up to 12 persons. And inside the cabins you can barbecue. Organic meat, sides, sauces and drinks will be provided – you can choose from different menus ranging from Orient to Patagonia. Fine!
Danube Canal, Salztorbrücke, 1010 Vienna. Tue-Sun from 18:00, Bar from 16:30. Web
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 Daniel Gerersdorfer
Ghostletters Vienna
They are witnesses of time, permanently threatened to be demolished or painted over: ghostletters can be found anywhere where writings are taken of portals and leave traces. Many of them can still be noticed for years in the public space and they tell us stories about the city’s history. The Viennese graphic designer Tim Koch and the photographers Daniel Gerersdorfer and Stephan Doleschal immortalized these typo relicts in a book. Their illustrated book will be presented tonight at the “Night of Signs” accompanied by live music and special guests at the Wien Museum. Afterwards: release party at the Club U right across the street.
Wien Museum, Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Vienna. October 20 18:30. Sign up! Free entry. Web
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Renate Reich
Jazz singer Renate Reich claims to make music for connoisseurs. And that includes a few especially delicious pieces! She writes all of the poetic songs herself, they are deeply personal and allow you to immerse yourself into feelings and sentiments. Using her distinctively velvet voice she tells a story in her new album “Home”, a story of travelling and coming home, of experiencing and feeling. All of them are wonderful songs that just stay with you. The acoustic jazzy version of Sting’s “Roxanne” is great as well! Live tonight at the Schwarzberg, for a first impression listen in here.
Schwarzberg, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna. October 21 20:00. 15 €. Web
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Porcelain sample sale
Andrea Steinhauser creates her beautiful porcelain pieces from dishes to jewelry 100% by hand. And naturally there are some rejects that are just too precious to be thrown away. And those are the pieces that are part of the sample sale: for example delicate espresso cups, beautiful plates, dipping bowls and pots for plants starting at 1 Euro (!) – and also some christmasy stuff like candle bowls and decoration pieces. Plus: a few pieces from the sweet “Kaffehaus am Ring” jewelry collection. By the way, also the regular “Enjoy Living” ceramics will be available at 30% off!
ein.Fach, Albertgasse 6, 1080 Vienna. October 21 15:00 to 18:00, October 22 11:00 to 14:30. Web
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 Business Riot Festival
Business Riot Festival
A “Female Founders Pitch Night” sounds interesting, doesn’t it? And it is, because that is where promising start-ups present their ideas. For the next three days – and only for women! – there will be more than 50 unusual workshops and career talks at the Business Riot Festival. The creative and labor market conference only for women explains how self branding with social media works, gives you an introduction into story telling and offers workshops around the topic of founding. You can get career advice from headhunter Elisabeth Königbauer and Gabriele Költringer, managing director of the FH Technikum. Sign up now!
Business Riot Festival, Donauhof, Engerthstraße 141, 1020 Vienna. October 20- 22. From 35 €. Web
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Bamkraxler gastronomic flea market
Sad news, especially for those of you who live in Döbling: the popular traditional restaurant “Bamkraxler” closed its doors for good last week. And this week the tenants are getting rid of their entire inventory in a flea market: coffee cups for 2 euros, bier glasses for 1 euro, also tablecloths, chalkboards and signs. The entire furnishing is on sale as well, there are tables and benches and all kinds of furniture from the inside and outside dining areas. And also all kinds of appliances and utensils from the bar and the kitchen, including anything from oven to soup ladle.
Bamkraxler, Kahlenberger Straße 17, 1190 Vienna. October 22+23 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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 MA 33 / Christian F├╝rthner
“Wien leuchtet 2016”
Awesome light show! For three days the square between the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art History will be colorfully lit up in the course of a light festival. Videos, slides and light effects will be projected onto the buildings and the square at night, accompanied by spherical sound collages and smaller installations for the fountain. Additionally the Museum of Art History will be put into the limelight with a digital 3D video mapping, where paintings and statues and also nocturnal animals come to life. Starting every day at dusk and for free!
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna. October 21-23 from around 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Ice skating for free at the Eislaufverein
Romantic ice-skating, even before the actual season has started! And this is how your dream can come true: the Viennese Ice Skating Association (Eislaufverein) starts the season with a very nice special offer: three days of ice-skating for free for everybody! In the beautiful scenery in front of the Viennese Konzerthaus you can get used to the winter nostalgically from October 20th to 22nd. And today it will be “Hot on Ice”: at the open house day you get in for free and you can enjoy figure skating performances, ice shows and fine music. Oh, it almost creates anticipation for the snow to come!
Wiener Eislaufverein, Lothringerstraße 22, 1030 Vienna. October 20 - 22. Free entry. Web
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 DI Andreas Fellner
Chrysanthemum days 2016
To call this fantastic and wonderful autumn flower a cemetery flower would be very mean. In Asia these awesome beauties are even considered luxury foods and therapeutic goods. More than 2 100 chrysanthemums from more than 75 different types grow in the greenhouses of the Garden School in Schönbrunn – with huge blossoms in many different colors ranging from golden yellow to shocking pink. This weekend you have the chance to see the flowery splendor at the Garden School, which is usually closed to the public. On Sunday the floristic decoration can be bought at a low price (from 15:00).
HBLFA for Gardening, Grünbergstraße 24, 1130 Vienna. October 22+23 9:00 to 17:00. Web
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Jelinek | Bachmann
A play about two unconventional authors – Ingeborg Bachmann and Elfriede Jelinek – might sound a bit exhausting. But actress Maxi Blaha causes the opposite effect with her scenic double portray: she wants to show in a humorous way that even those two highly intelligent women lead a mundane and sometimes bizarre life. She merges the words of the two exceptional authors into a monologue – and it isn’t only about the image of women in society, but also fashion and sexuality. In celebration of Jelinek’s 70th birthday tonight at the Theatermuseum!

Theatermuseum, Lobkowitzplatz 2, 1010 Vienna. October 23 18:00. 20 €. Web
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 Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien
Fair “Ideenwelt”
Yes, Vienna has a fair for creative people as well! Sewing, knitting, crafting: handicrafts are a big trend. For 4 days 60 different exhibitors will present both well-known and innovative stuff: from materials to techniques and tricks. Unusual fabrics for sewing lovers, shimmering pearls for threads, various types of wool; anything you can imagine. Numerous workshops give you the chance to obtain the necessary technical know how, ranging from the right way of dying fabrics to crafting with pearls and designing clothes. And since Xmas is near, you can also create small presents such as souvenirs made of concrete.
Messe Wien, Entry at Halle D, Trabrennstraße 7, 1020 Vienna. October 20-23. 13 €. Web
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 Wolfgang Reichmann
Looking For The Clouds
This photo exhibition opening today at the Musa focuses on the searching human of the 21st century. The works of international artists like Anna Jermolaewa or Samuel Gratacap highlight the past 15 years starting at 9/11 and ending at the current refugee crisis. The images and videos illustrate the change in society, the increasing surveillance of public and private spaces and escape. By the way, this exhibition represents the beginning of the Viennese Month of Photography “Eyes On”. Up until the end of November you can check out fascinating photo projects at many museums and off-spaces. 
Musa, Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage October 24 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Sale at the Kastlwerkstatt
Right up front: even though the Kastlwerkstatt is going to close its doors soon, cabaret artist Monica Weinzettl will keep turning old furniture into stylish pieces. Because you don’t give up something you love so easily ;-) But the shelves at the store at Altgasse are emptying out and all the beautiful miscellaneous odds and ends ranging from candles to vintage signs have to go. And that is why from now on you can get all the home accessories and decorative articles at 40% off, also including Christmas pieces like ornaments, wreaths and advent decorations. What’s gone stays gone – so you better make the trip to Hietzing soon!
Kastlwerkstatt, Altgasse 23, 1130 Vienna. Mon – Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 14:00. Web 
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 Kevin Rogers
Out of Place
A thrilling journey through the hearts and heads of young Palestinian artists who are trying to flee their present reality and are going on a quest looking for an existence that is worth living. The scenes of the play “Out of Place” are set in cities like Bethlehem, Ramallah and Jenin but also in countries like Germany and the USA. The chosen dances portray different types of fear: the fear of change, the fear of oppression and the fear of being alone. And yet the Diyar Dance Theatre wants to give courage to young people. Great!
Dschungel Wien, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. October 24 10:30, October 25 10:30 and 19:00. From 6 €. Web
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Benedict Cumberbatch in „Frankenstein“
In England, the CitySpotterGirl would be considered a Cumberbitch. And yes, I’m okay with that ;-). Today is a truly wonderful day for all the Cumberbitches in Vienna! The Haydn Cinema shows the sensational theatre production of “Frankenstein” of the London National Theatre on the big screen at the cinema. And acting as Frankenstein: Benedict Cumberbatch! The universally celebrated production was orchestrated by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller took turns every night playing the roles of Frankenstein and his creature. 
English Cinema Haydn, Mariahilferstraße 57, 1060 Vienna. October 25 20:00. 7,80 €. Web
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 Conny Habbel
The Invisible Show at the MQ attic
Pretty cool! From today on the usually not accessible attic of the former baroque stables at the Museums Quarter is turning into a showplace for an exhibition. Or better said: a museum discovery tour. Because the visitors are lead through an adventurous obstacle course over steep stairwells and dusty footbridges, along collections of objects, museum quotes and historical icons, accompanied by sounds, films and photographs of the exhibiting artists. The quirky performer Austrofred functions as the museum attendant and comments the tour via audio guide as well.
MQ Attic, Staircase 1/Court 7, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Opening Oct 25 17:00. Free entry. Web
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Cherry blossom flair in the center of the Mariahilfer Straße: today at the Japan-day you can experience the tradition and folkloric art of the far-away island state at first hand. For example you can see Origami in a completely perfected form – like the folding of good-luck cranes in different varieties. And also Ikebana, the art of flower arranging. The preparation of Matcha tea will be celebrated as well and it will be served with Japanese sweets. And there will also be a Kimono expert who will demonstrate on volunteering women how to wrap yourself in the original Japanese way – with a bow ;-)
GO7, Mariahilfer Straße 82, 1070 Vienna. October 26 10:00 to 16:30. Free entry. Web
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The heart of democracy
The parliament has never seen this before! As we know the building on the Ring will be undergoing general renovations from 2017 to 2020 – and before that it will turn into a theatrical powerhouse. For two days instead of debates there will be music from Federspiel, Alma or the Strottern heating up the old rooms, Emmanuel Obeya and Esther Balfe will be performing dances. Authors like Juli Zeh and Paulus Hochgatterer wrote pieces about democracy and they will be staged by well-known actors. Every staging will be performed in a different room and played continuously – you can wander from one to another!
Parliament, Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3, 1010 Vienna. Oct 26 + Oct 27. Free entry. Web
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 Wolfgang Bohusch
Voodoo Jürgens
No, Voodoo Jürgens’ music is not considered Austropop. That sounds way too outdated and boring for someone who is such a hype at the moment – and leading the charts. Tonight’s concert was sold out so quickly, that an additional gig was set up at the same night. On the agenda are acoustic guitar, silver necklace and morbid stories about rascals and failed existences – ironic, sarcastic and with more drama then happiness. Voodoo Jürgens, just like Wanda and also Nino aus Wien, bets on Austro-dialect-songwriting-storytelling. And that works especially well live in concert!
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. October 26 19:30 + 22:00. 18 €. Web
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Shop of the week 
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Neat Corner Shop
Sometimes life takes strange detours. Originally Maria Andrea Lems always wanted to make bags. But then she started her own label Neat with jewelry. Initially she made the delicate pieces for herself and now she sells them to clients from as far as Australia and America. And now the time has come: Lems opens her own store – and presents her first bag collection. The designer who used to work for Eva Blut loves beautiful things. And that is why you can get anything you would pack in your bag at her store: notepads from Japan, pens from Denmark, bottles from Slovenia. Opening: Friday 16:00!
Neat Corner Shop, Ilgplatz 6, 1020 Vienna. Wed-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 11:00 to 17:00. Web
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Crazy Lobster
To be honest, Vienna has only one disadvantage: it is not located by the sea. During the fall the CitySpotterGirl would love to have an “Indian Summer” like on the American east coast: an explosion of colors and lobster at every street corner. When it comes to the trees, the Naglergasse doesn’t stand a chance, but from now on there will be lobster – at the Crazy Lobster. The lobsters, along with crabs, are flown in regularly and in the kitchen are turned into Lobster Roll Sandwiches, crabs with homemade pasta and lobster bisque. Tastes delicious and is affordable and pleasantly un-snobbish, just like in the US.
Crazy Lobster, Naglergasse 21, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sun 12:00 to 24:00 (No kitchen in the afternoon). Web


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