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"Heya Girls!"
Well, I never would have dreamed that I’d ever repair Yoko Ono’s broken coffee cups. Or that I’d get to send her my personal wishes as “Wish Tree” messages that will be hung in trees. But both things (and much more) are now possible: at the new exhibition “„Duett mit Künstler_in“ at 21er Haus! 28 exciting works by international performance artists invite you to intellectual and physical interaction. It’s appealing and feels confrontational-weird to amusing-rewarding, depending on story and intention. Already with his entrance, Pierre Huyghe provokes embarrassing spontaneous behaviour, Fluxus-master Joseph Beuys transforms everyone into a society framer with his “artwork of thinking and of language”. And Christine Hill sells strange, “aproned” role models in her XXL-shop. Besides, ping-pong will be played, the way is picturesquely told, and stands are (re) built. Since the 50s, performance art hasn’t been this much fun!

Wishing you a fun week,
Your CitySpotterGirl

21er Haus, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna. Wed+Fri 11:00 to 21:00, Thu, Sat, Sun until 18:00. 7 €. Web
Föttinger + Luhmann-Eck / Photo: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere
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The Coronas
Musical mood boosters for rainy autumn days in the way of cute Irish guys, who sing really beautifully! “The Coronas”, no nobodies back home and current chart-stormers, have released their fifth album after a bit of a break. The fans of the band are reportedly used to good sing-along material, but in their new release, they Dubliners have quite changed their tune and sound more mature – melodic pop, atmospherically dense, and accompanied by exuberant electronics. Today, live at Reigen – have a pretty singing Irish guy while you wait, here ;-)

Reigen, Hadikgasse 62, 1140 Vienna. 5 October 20:30. 25 €. Web
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N°17 Concept Store
Nice new symbiosis on Kettenbrückengasse! Lu-design lady Ursula Lidy has joined (knit)-designer Dörte Kaufmann. The store and the concept have been changed slightly, they only sell accessories now – soft wool caps and delicate knitwear by Dörte Kaumann and cool backpacks as well as bags by Ursula Lidy. The only clothes available are for tiddlers by the Label “Zum Glück geboren”, which can also be found there. Today, they celebrate the opening with Prosecco and performance, which gives ladies the chance to check out the new collections. Chicchic!

N°17 Concept Store, Kettenbrückengasse 17, 1050 Vienna.  5 October from 17:00. Web
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“Blaue Innovationen”
CitySpotterGirl has been a huge fan of indigo blueprinting for ages! Which is demonstrated by the tons of blue-white couture-skirts, traditional costume-blouses and everyday-accessories that she’s carrying on and around. Now the ancient handicraft-colouring-technique from the Czech Republic has been nominated for the UNESCO-World Cultural Heritage list. High time for an exhibition! You’ll see insights into the Blaudruck-production (with join-in-workshops and tours!), cool Blaudruck-fashion and art by young designers and the Academy of (textile) Art in Prague! A dream.

Czech Centre Vienna, Herrengasse 17, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 5 October, 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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Eigensinnig-Archive Sale
Very avant-garde, very cool: The “eigensinnig” is definitely one of the most interesting concept stores in town. And when they’re giving away their special quality-pieces for hugely reduced prices, then count your blessings and run! For three days, jackets, coats, slim fits, low crotches, T-shirts, dresses, leather boots and bags from previous collection are incredible 50% off! By the way, it’s not just the cuts that are unconventional (includes sizes for curvy ladies!), but the material as well, ranging from silk chiffon to baby alpaca and paper fibres. Attention: Not in the shop, but the nearby hotel Altstadt.

Hotel Altstadt, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna. 5-7 October. Web
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30 years Austrian Filmdesigners
For those interested in film and creativity: The Austrian Filmdesigners Association celebrates a birthday! That’s why costume designers & Co host workshops like “patinate costumes” (7 October) and film screenings. Plus, they open their doors for curious people, today for instance, you can inspect the huge art and costume department from Erika Navas, who works for modern theatre- and film productions. And on 7+8 October, the legendary costume flea market by designer Monika Buttinger tempts you with pieces from films like “Wild Mouse” or “The Migrumpies” and from stars like Vanessa Redgrave!

Different location in Vienna. Mostly free entry. Until 8 October. Program details on web
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The most analog hotel-room in the world
Just the mention of the little word “analog” sends a thrill of anticipation through a stressed-out lady-brain – of peace and letting go. And that’s exactly what you get today in room 509 in the 25hours hotel, which was transformed into an oasis of retreat by the supersense-team during the last two years. So just leave cell phone and other digi-stuff at home, come in and leave all your cares behind. There are books, a typewriter, relaxing record music and (particularly great!) you can have a picture taken of your day off by Eva Mühlbacher, who’ll snap visitor-portraits with her old studio camera between 15:00 and 20:00 (50 €)!

25hours Hotel, Zimmer Nr. 509, Lerchenfelderstraße 1-3, 1070 Vienna. 6 October 10:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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 Google Art
urbanize-Festival „DemocraCity“
Power politics, refugee crisis, terror and poverty have changed many European cities and forced municipal governments and citizens to a radical re-thinking and creative cooperation. Vienna joins in 10 days before the election and follows the example of so-called radical cities like Athens, Paris or Barcelona, where municipal politics has been completely reinvented through active citizen participation- and self-determination. At the “Place Internationale” at the Architekturzentrum, you can criticise, discuss ideas and net-work to your heart’s content. And be “mayor for 10 minutes”. Today is the opening. Great event!

Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna + other locations. 6 to 15 October. Mostly free entry. Web
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 MAK Wien
18th Long Night of Museums
When your exhibition to-do-list simply overflows because you had better things to do on the weekends – the lazy excuses end here! For a whole night, countless museums in Austria tempt visitors with amazing specials for eyes and brain! Among them many renowned ones like MAK (with a 3D print workshop), Imperial Furniture Collection (which includes a baroque-dance show and celebrates 300 years of Maria Theresa) or the re-opened Dom Museum (see web!) But there’s also peculiar stuff: sex classes at Condomi-Museum or a handmade-rolls baking-class at Bäckermuseum. All-round program!

Long Night of Museums, various locations and times. 7 October 18:00 to 1:00. 15 €. For program see web
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Textile Stock Sale Staltner & Fürlinger
Time to get out your sewing machine and sketch-pad and start contemplating how to pretty-up your home autumn-style. Today, Staltner & Fürtlinger invite you to their world of beautiful fabrics – actually to a stock clearance sale! DIY’ers will find high-quality decoration & upholstery fabric remnants, exhibit objects, finished curtain parts, pillows, soft wool plaids and fake fur plaid etc., etc., etc. Cords, tassels and other fancy trimmings are also included. They are so pretty you might even be tempted to pin them to your sweater! Become the next a DIY-Queen and remodel your castle! Great bargains!

Staltner & Fürlinger, Liechtensteinstraße 41, 1090 Vienna. 7 October 10:00 to 19:00. Web
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Eating allowed!
That’s something women like to hear :-) Especially since any discipline concerning sport and figure is inevitably going to falter in the face of autumn-time indulgences (federweisser! chestnuts! St. Martin's goose!) As a fitness-coach and diet-entertainer, Patric Heizmann knows what he’s talking about but instead of guilty conscience he’s serving lots of fun. Today, he’s in Vienna with his cabaret program “Essen Erlaubt” (“Eating Allowed”) (his same-named book even made it on the Spiegel bestseller-list!) where he’ll whet the appetite for sweet and sour self-irony and spicy head-stomach dialogues. Laughing rather than fasting!

Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse 18, 10 Vienna. 7 October 19:30. 33 €. Web
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10-year anniversary of FoodCoops
Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the first Food-Coops have brought together fans of regional organic foods! By now, there are more than 60 such self-organised communities that get their eggs, pasta, dairy, bread, vegetables & co directly from farms and micro- producers from their region. It’s as sustainable as it’s smart! Everyone who has somehow missed this super trend can come to the FoodCoops anniversary celebration to learn more about already existing FoodCoops, find out how to start a Coop or just enjoy the celebration and live music! Yay!

Schutzhaus Zukunft, Guntherstraße, 1150 Vienna. 8 Oct from 15:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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 Thule Jug
Open House at Tempeltür
There happen to be quite a few Buddhist centres in Vienna, which you usually barely notice. But today, they open their doors and allow an exciting excursion into the Buddhist community: with meditations and lectures, with mindfulness-workshops and instruction how to play Tibetan ritual instruments. At the Buddhist centre at the Fleischmarkt (a building well worth seeing!), a smoke offering ritual for the elimination of obstacles will take place. By the way, you can find a gripping interview of CitySpotterGirl with one of the first Buddhist priestesses in the world here.

several Buddhist centres in Vienna. 8 October 10:00 to 16:00. Free entry. Web
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 Renée Del Missier
Volunteer Fair
Good-hearted people willing to help should say „I do“ in Rathaus today. Don’t worry, you don’t have to get married, this is about doing good! 70 international NGOs, smaller organisations and initiatives will be at the Volunteer Fair to present their projects in a direct and concrete way and invite you to join them. This year’s event focuses on Dementia & Hospice as well as Aid for Refugees & Integration. So, anyone who’s been flirting with the idea of doing volunteer work but has never quite known what, how, where, when: this is just the event for you!

Rathaus, entrance Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Vienna. 7+8 October 11:00 to 18:00 + 10:00 to 17:00. Free entry. Web
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Ti Amo 3
Finally! The funny-weird Italo-mafia-musical enters its 3rd round! Here’s a short summary for first-time-perps: The first part shows mafia-offspring Toni Marones’s struggle with wanting to be a singer rather than a Mafioso. Then in the second part, a wedding and various deaths (of course) kept him on his toes. And now in the third and current spin-off, the turbulences reach an all-time high, breathtaking nail-biter/tearjerker finale included. But what’s even more important than the story are the many cult hits and the captivating Italo-songs. Tired of Autumn already? This is like being on holiday!

Metropol, Hernalser Hauptstraße 55, 1170 Wien. 9 October 20:00. 25-43 €. Web
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 The Chop
Jewish Film Festival
No fewer than 55 films on Judaism are on the screens of selected Viennese arthouse-cinemas right now in the course of the Jewish Film Festival. Among them more serious and documentary ones about concentration camps and the Kibbutz-movement, but also fun stuff like today, for instance! Because it’s all about Jewish cuisine at the Votiv Kino! From 16:00, they’re showing “Bagels in the Blood” (heartwarming refugee-documentary about a baker), “The Chop” (kosher-halal-butcher-tomfoolery). And the main film “Hummus” is consecrated to the triumph of the chickpeas. Bon appétit and Shalom!

Votiv Kino, Währinger Strasse 12, 1090 Vienna. 9 October. From 16:00. 9.50€. Web
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Collage Fever!
Apart from making collages being creative, colourful and fun, the pictures you choose and put together yourself also say a lot about your feelings, hopes and dreams. So, quickly gather old newspapers, magazines, photos, print-outs and mementos, grab scissors, glue and drawing stuff and create dream images and pieces of art, together with Fiona Rukschcio in her free collage-making blitz course. No previous experience needed, but the wish to look inside yourself would certainly be helpful! Afterwards, we’ll drink to the collage-making fever :-)

Bezirksvorstehung Mariahilf, Amerlingstraße 11, 1060 Vienna. 10 October 17:00. Free entry. Web 
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 Barbara Palffy
Taxi.Speiber at Off-Theater
Ooh, that sounds edgy. A real rapid mash-up theatre piece is being brought to the stage by the Bernhard Ensemble tonight, which simply combines Martin Scorsese’s film classic “Taxi-Driver” with a Qualtinger monologue. This is how Herr Karl finds himself next to taxi-driver Travis (the film character), bombing down through mangy Vienna. Other special passengers like Clara Blume, Claudia Kottal and – today – Hubsi Kramar are on board, too. Together they look into the dark side of humanity, chat about love, death and the world and vent their spleens. Could be fun.

Das Off Theater, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna. 10 October 19:30. 20 €. Web
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 Park Hyatt Vienna
Nespresso Hotel Dining Weeks
If you have always dreamed of breaking in upon the top-restaurants in our luxury hotels supermodel or oligarch-style (to dine there) – this is your time to do just that! Until 22 October, in the course of Hotel Dining Weeks, top chefs are preparing exciting luxury meals – for bargain prices! 2 courses for 14-34 €, 3 for 19-59 €! In Vienna, several hotels like Clementine im Glashaus, Bristol Lounge or die gourmet temples at Ritz-Carlton & Kempinski Vienna will participate. Off to the BFF-Brunch or Candlelight-Dinner with your lover. There’s also great mini-getaway specials! All dates here.

Nespresso Hotel Dining Weeks, various places and dates in Vienna. Until 22 October. Sign up. Web
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 Eva Conners
City Stroll “Persisting Women“
Walkers can soak up women’s power during today’s stroll through Mariahilf accompanied by cultural mediator Petra Unger. On many corners, there were exceptional women living and working who impressed in their fields and achieved great things! For example nuclear physicist Marietta Blau, women’s rights activist Marie Lang or SPÖ-politician Johanna Dohnal. But you’ll also learn fascinating things about actress Lina Loos: her divorce from short-time husband and architecture-wiz Adolf Loos lead to a downright scandal in Vienna in 1905!

Meeting place: Mariahilfer Straße 1b, 1060 Vienna. 11 October 16:00. Sign up. Free entry. Web
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 Bettina Frenzel
Good Morning, Boys and Girls
Even at the risk of being called a grandma now, CitySpotterGirl has often asked herself, what on earth is going on in the heads of the young generation? The new play “Good Morning, Boys and Girls” by wondertastic Juli Zeh is dealing with the “generation selfie & social media obsessed”, the drifting off into virtual worlds and the lack of humanity. It also deals with the brutal school mass shootings in Columbine, Winnenden and Newtown. A stirring, gripping attempt at understanding today’s youth. The play celebrates its premiere today at KosmosTheater!

KosmosTheater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. 11-28 October. Wed to Sat 20:00. 19 €. Web 
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 Gabriele Hochwarter
Women love money
As women, is it really our own fault that we don’t make as much money as we deserve? Even though we really want more of it? In her lecture today, expert Gabriele Hochwarter will explain the dilemma behind this and gives advice on how women can develop a better sense of self-confidence and positive thinking on money and career. Spoiler: the wish to be loved as a person is often in opposition to the wish for more dough or professional advancement. It’s time to ban beliefs like “If I ask for more, I’m an inconvenience and nobody will like me” forever!

Club alpha, Stubenbastei 12/14, 1010 Vienna. 11 October 19:00. Please sign up. Free entry. Web
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  Julian Mullan
Joseph Bagelmanufaktur
There’s “bagel-y” news! Iconic baker Josef Weghaupt has gone to the bagels. And everyone knows: bagels are tricky. They must be cooked and baked, they must be soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. After months of fiddling around and exchanging know-how with New York’s bagel king, he succeeded. Joseph’s bagels are really something else. You can now buy them at the new manufactory at Albertinaplatz! Filled with warm Thum bacon, warm Höllerschmid roast beef or self-made smoked salmon, they are the perfect snack. And yes, you can also get all the other bread-like delights there.

Joseph Bagelmanufaktur, Führichgasse 6, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:00 to 19:00, Sat 8:30 to 17:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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A gorilla, a whale (both graffiti on the ceiling ;-) and a new pop-up restaurant have temporarily moved into the former Griensteidl. The interior has been generously de-furnitured, the clientele is bizarrely mixed and the lunch menu is quite easy to grasp with 9 dishes. But in case you’re still hungry after the goulash (with hand-made Joseph-rolls) or the oyster mushroom with fluffy mustard pickle mayo, just get the sweet-salty corn éclair with blackberries from Viola Bachmayr-Heyda’s ingenious patisserie. In the evening, they serve haute-cuisine surprise menus  with 3,  5 or even 9 courses. Amusing!

rien, Michaelerplatz 2, 1010 Vienna. Tue-Sun 9:00 to 1:00, Sun to 18:00. Kitchen open till 22:00. Web


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