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"Heya Girls!"
Dear heaven, it’s been so long! A red-haired “bad girl” proved that pop music and feminism go together perfectly. And then afterwards there was a chubby Madonna who wasn’t a very good singer but incredibly ambitious. And she made Cindy Lauper basically disappear into thin air. Apparently in the 1980s the pop business could only have one queen. Now, a few hundred years later, Madonna is still busy as ever with looking young. And Cindy Lauper has discovered the blues. In her album “Memphis Blues” the wild child interprets twelve songs from the somber regions of the mind with gusto and in 2011 she gave a captivating concert at the State Opera. And that is where she will perform again – to the delight of your CitySpotterGirl – this Sunday, as one of the star performances of the Jazz Festival Vienna! And for all those of you who are too young to know what I’m talking about: Cyndi is still an icon for all the girls with a rebellious streak. And “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” will always be our anthem ;-)
Wishing you a soulful week
Your CitySpotterGirl
State Opera, 1010 Vienna. July 3 19:30. 27-77 €. Web

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Photo: Cindy Lauper MGMT
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The Essence 16
From today on the annual dividend payout of the University of Applied Arts is taking place – including the most important pieces of work from the academic year 2016. The exhibition “The Essence 16” features chosen pieces from architecture, art & science, visual arts, stage design, fashion and design. The opening bustle today will also be very multifaceted with a restoration demonstration in the workshop, a “fashion based performance”, chaos-texts from the speech art students and an intervention around the topic of China. And all this accompanied by awesome DJ sounds and a high coolness and scene factor!
Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna. Opening June 30 18:00. Exhibition until July 15. Free entry. Web
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Lena Hoschek Runway Show – Public Viewing
How delightful when for once public viewing is not about football, but fashion ;-) Today at the fancy new Lena Hoschek flagship store in the Trattnerhof you and others can watch in style and live from the runway in Berlin when the designer presents her spring/summer collection 2017 as part of the Fashion Week. In Vienna, this event will be accompanied by champagne and fine treats from the Vulcanothek. By the way, there is also a sale going on at the store – and that means that among other things you can also get the pretty and flowery “En Provence” summer dresses at 30 % off! Yippee!
Lena Hoschek, Goldschmiedgasse 7a, 1010 Vienna. June 30 15:00 to 16:00. Free entry. Web
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SUP Yoga at the Old Danube
Super relaxing evening workout on the water! During SUP Yoga the yoga mat is exchanged for a paddleboard and you exercise on the water – every Thursday at the Gänsehäufel as long as the weather is dry. After a short introduction ashore you dock the SUP boards onto a yoga island, in order to practice yoga accompanied by softly swaying wave-movements and quiet water splashing. And that is not only a challenge but also quite fun! To hold your balance on the board is not always easy, but the wobbling is good for strengthening your core and flexibility ;-)
Meeting point: Gänsehäufelbad, Entry, Moissigasse 21, 1220 Vienna. June 30 18:00 to 19:30. 29 €. Sign up! Web
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Kino unter Sternen
Starting today the Karlsplatz is buzzing again: with Mack the Knife, Lampedusa during the winter, Lovely Rita’s teenage tragedy, Russian call girls and Gloria Swanson as a has-been film diva. The Karlsplatz once again turns into the venue for “Kino unter Sternen”. And that means: for three weeks there will be free movie nights in front of the Karlskirche. It starts today with a preview: “Un solo colore”, which won’t premiere in the cinema until this fall, tells the story of a tiny Italian village that sees the reception of migrants as a great opportunity. Plus: talks, bar and organic food from Rita bringt’s. That’s summer in the city!
Karlsplatz, in front of the Karlskirche, 1040 Vienna. July 1 to 23, 21:30. Free entry. Web
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Robert la Roche Vintage Pop Up
Spectacular spectacles! Stars like Meryl Streep have been and are still wearing original glasses by Robert La Roche and Dior, Porsche or Carrera are producing his designs. Since the Austrian star designer has been making people who wear glasses stylistically happy since 1973, there is a whole bunch of vintage designs. And now you have the opportunity to buy stylish models from the 1970s to the 1990s! At a pop up shop sun glasses, clip-ons and optical glasses can be purchased at prices starting as low as 125 Euros per piece! Also today there will be a Meet & Greet with the master La Roche himself.
AFA Offspace, Lindengasse 27/1, 1070 Vienna. July 1 14:00 to 20:00, July 2 12:00 to 20:00. Web
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Design sale with anima & Linusch
Clear cuts and vibrant colors are the common fashion denominator of the two Viennese labels anima and Linusch. The two designers joined forces for a big sale and for two days they are letting prices fall. From Linusch, you can get summer dresses and shirts with colorful geometric patterns that are both subtle and unusual! Very distinctive also the pieces from anima designer Angelika Gregoric, who is ridding her warehouse of many cool linen pants, Crepe de Chine blouses and silk scarves in a Japanese style – many pieces at 70 % off!
Zentrum im Werd, Im Werd 6, 1020 Vienna. July 1 13:00 to 20:00, July 2 10:00 to 15:00. Web
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Cooking at Hermanngasse
One street, ten hobby-chef teams, two meals made from the same ingredients and a big jury of non-professionals – that is the concept of the first big cook-off in the seventh district. The hungry drop-in customers get a tasting-pass, silverware and a napkin and then they can go on to try and rate all the creations by the competitors around the area of the Hermanngasse/Westbahnstraße. The competing teams are very diverse – including stores like Franke Leuchten or the optician Sehprojekt and also representatives of the embassy of Indonesia. We’ll see who wins!
Hermanngasse, 1070 Vienna. Tasting 1: 14:00 to 16:00, Tasting 2: 16:00 to 18:00. 6 €. Web
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Douba Foli
Today the probably most famous brothers from West Africa are performing in Vienna for the first time! Abdulaye and Mobido Diabate grew up in a griot family and with their unison singing they create a fascination that holds the audience captivated. Additionally there are two balaphones, a big African rhythm group – and two prominent names from the Austrian saxophone scene, mixing the African sounds with a good portion of jazz. The project is called Douba Foli and one thing is clear: You can expect a thrilling night with intense rhythms ;-) You can listen in here.

Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. July 2 20:00. 18 €. Web
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Garden Flea Market Starkl
Vintage clothes, household goods, books – there is a flea market for everything. And today there is finally one for plant lovers! The Garden Center Starkl in Simmering offers a wide range of pots, plants and accessories all through the year. And today it’s time for a sale. All day long remaining stock, individual pieces and many plants can be bought for a bargain price, with up to 70 % off. The selection is extensive, the flea market is taking place on a 3 000 m2 big area directly in front of the Garden Center. By the way: garden friends can find great tips in the CitySpotterGirl’s book “Genial Gärtnern in Wien”!
Garden Center Starkl, Paul-Heyse-Gasse 5, 1110 Vienna. July 2 9:00 to 17:00. Web
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 aus Hartmut Binder: „Kafkas Wien“, Vitalis-Verlag
Kafka’s paths
“Up the stony street, back through the alley in the evening sun”. Right around his 37th birthday in the year 1920 Frank Kafka visited Milena Jesenská in Vienna. Three weeks before that they started an intensive exchange of letters and in the days of the visit in Vienna they went on a hike through the Vienna Woods. Today, on Kafka’s 133rd birthday the route can be rediscovered in the form of a literary walking tour – from Neuwaldegg to the house at Roan, then to the Hameau hill and back around passing by the Schwarzenbergpark. Charlotte Spitzer and Manfred Müller lead the walking tour, tell stories and read from Kafka’s letters to Milena.
Meeting point: Final stop Tram 43, Neuwaldegg, 1170 Vienna. July 3 11:00. Sign up required! Web
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Evening cruise
How about this: round off your day totally relaxed in the here and now on a ship, and, to make things perfect, enjoy the sunset on deck? The MS Wien will start its evening cruise today at the pier Vienna / City. Starting at Schwedenplatz the ship will first run along the Danube Canal through the illuminated city center of Vienna. Afterwards it will pass through the historic lockage Nußdorf to a loop travel on the Danube, shipping to the Reichsbrücke. There it will turn around and finally the evening sailors will make their way back to their starting point. And because all this romance will make you hungry, the on-board restaurant will be offering delicious food ;-)
Departure Schwedenplatz, 1010 Vienna. Daily 19:00 to 22:00. 24 €. Web
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 Holmes Place
Crawl crash course
We all learned how to swim at one point in our lives. Breaststroke swimming, to be exact. Even though your CitySpotterGirl has stopped doing the breath-release into the water thing by now and prefers to swim wearing sun glasses ;-) But to do the crawl? Only very few know how to glide through the water looking sporty with the correct breathing rhythm and without swimming lopsided. That is why we have a tip for all the ambitious water lovers out there, who would like to learn the elegant technique this summer: a two week crawl crash course that will teach you the economical crawl in a (supposedly!) playful manner.
Holmes Place, Wipplingerstraße 30, 1010 Vienna. July 4-15 Mon-Fri 19:00 to 20:00. 259 €. Web
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Zelko Wiener: Between 0 and 1
You will experience a little Matrix feeling today at the opening of the big show by Zelko Wiener at the Musa. With huge computer prints of video stills or digital photographs the binary world of 0 and 1 is all the sudden very real for the audience. The Austrian artist and pioneer of Internet art who died in the year 2006, created digital, virtual but also plastic pieces for 30 years. His work has impressed the audiences at the Biennale in Venice or the Ars Electronica – both because of his versatility and also his sharp analysis of gender roles and the depiction of the current communication culture.
Musa, Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna. Opening July 4 19:00. Exhibition until October1. Free entry. Web
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Quiz rally in Lerchenfeld
Fun idea! The neighborhood Lerchenfeld between the Spittelberg and the Florianigasse will turn into a course for curious urban nomads today. The goal is to explore the corners of the neighborhood, which haven’t been discovered yet, in the form of a quiz rally. All participants get details on the game including tricky tasks at the declared meeting point. They have to solve the tasks in two hours. The exciting game will also include a stop where you have to solve different practical tasks. That will be happening at a store at Lange Gasse – but of course we won’t tell you which one!
Meeting point: Lerchenfelder Straße 31, 1070 Vienna. July 4 16.30. Sign up! Free participation. Web
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Be Park Of It!
A fabulous party in Josefstadt’s most beautiful garden! Today the Short Film Festival dotdotdot and the Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art are dancing into their second season together. The cozy museum courtyard will turn into a studio and the neighboring Schönbornpark into a stage, where “Tanz die Toleranz” workshops and performances will make the baroque building swing. From afro-modern to tarantella, dance lovers can try all kinds of dances, and the bluem at the museum will provide food for afterwards. And on Thursday the Film Festival will also be inaugurated on the open-air movie screen in the museum courtyard.
Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna. July 5 from 17:00 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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Old masters & Leones ice cream
There is no better way to experience art during the summer – and definitely not a more comfortable way! Because today you can relax in a deckchair in front of the Museum of Art History and you will be served the works of old masters while enjoying some ice cream. The highlights of the picture gallery will be put up as big replicas and you can listen to the stories about Parmigianino, Lucas Cranach and Pieter Bruegel comfortably and free while lounging around. The delicious ice cream comes from Leones. By the way, you can buy the cool deckchairs at the museum shop for 50 Euros!
Maria-Theresien-Platz, in front of the Museum of Art History, 1010 Vienna. Tue 13:00 to 17:00, Thu 13:00 to 19:00, until September 30. Web
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Pop Up Shop Sale at the Zentralwerkstatt
A nice opportunity to spruce up your summer wardrobe with colors while spending little money! Today at the central workshop of dressmaker Katja Rozboril you can get all kinds of pretty and stylish pieces for an absolutely special price, with up to 70 % off. The hostess is offering several 360° skirts, tops and light dresses from her own label [kaRja] with a fun mix of colors and there will also be cute leather ballerinas from Vivien Maxa and colorful bags made of fabric remnants from unikARTe. And you can also buy a few unusual “design objects” from Tina Lehner, like cable-tie stools and toiletry bags made of retro towels.
[kaRja] Kleidermacherei, Margaretenstraße 2, 1040 Vienna. June 6 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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Cabaret goes Impromptu Celebrity Special
It is always particularly funny and pleasant when the comedians themselves start laughing out loud. And that will definitely be the case today, when six big names like Eva Marold, Monica Weinzettl and Herbert Steinböck perform a play from the impromptu repertoire of the Tschauner stage under the direction of Gerold Rudle. There, nothing is set in stone, as always everything is completely improvised. And that is just as surprising and funny for the actors and actresses as it is for the audience. The play will include the typical characters from the grumpy big farmer to the dull farmhand and the rich great aunt. Hilarious!
Tschauner Stage, Maroltingerg. 43, 1160 Vienna. July 4-7 19:30. From 24 €. Web
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Street food: Spice around the world!
Around the world aromatically in 4.5 hours! In her street food cooking class the food traveler Bianca Gusenbauer introduces the participants’ pots and pans to the culinary specialties of international street food. From Vietnamese noodle dishes to small aromatic snacks from the Arabic cuisine to crispy tortillas from Mexico and Austrian treats. What’s most important is: the proper seasoning! And that is why you can learn a lot of interesting facts on storage and use of small treasures like cardamom, mustard seeds, star anise, cinnamon or cumin.
Cooking studio ErfolgsKüche, Kutschkergasse 7, 1180 Vienna. July 6 17:30. 100 €. Web
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Shop of the week 
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 Monika Nguyen
It’s been a while since so much was written about an opening before it actually took place as in Josef Lingenhel’s case. And now it’s finally open and at the counter of the super-chic city cheese dairy, which is also a deli and (soon) a restaurant curious gourmets are gathering. And they definitely get their money’s worth: the fresh cheese really is fresh, because the master Robert Paget made it himself in the in-house cheese dairy. Next to the fresh cheese you can find very long matured Swiss Gruyère, Cinta Senese ham from wild pigs, the finest organic pastrami, salumi and delicacies from the best manufacturers in Europe. Go and excite your taste buds!
Lingenhel, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 74, 1030 Vienna. Mon-Sat 8:00 to 20:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Waldemar Tagesbar
Cool, so cool! The hippest restaurant in Hietzing opened last week at Altgasse, which is now definitely the trendiest part of the district. The “Waldemar Tagesbar” (just the name makes you smile) turns out to be an airy, light-flooded loft – furnished in a reserved Scandinavian style with blond wood, cast floor and prominent concrete pillars that serve as huge vases for tree branches. If possible you should arrive before 14:00 because the breakfast plays a big role: inspired by Soho, Tel Aviv, Paris and Hietzing. Apart from that you can enjoy deliciously filled sandwiches and currys at noon. Like I said: cool, so cool!
Waldemar Tagesbar, Altgasse 6, 1130 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:00 to 20:00, Sat 9:00 to 20:00, Sun 9:00 to 15:00. Web


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