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Die StadtSpionin
j u n e 19 | 20. - 26.

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"Heya Girls!"
Ready for the island? Sure, for this weekend, it will turn into a party area again! The Donauinselfest celebrates what feels like its 100th birthday this year and as always, there will be three days of free concerts, exuberant summer-mood, and many, many people. They want to see Revolverheld, Mando Diao, Christl Stürmer, Yasmo, or any other star rocking one of the fifteen stages. I will throw myself into the crowd for the German-Spanish cutie on the photo: Alvaro Soler doesn’t just look amazing, he also sings amazingly. (May I please marry him?) Plus, they are putting up a very special tent again. Behind the main stage by the Floridsdorfer bridge, you will find a pop-up creativity market, where close to twenty Austrian designers offer their creations far from the mainstream: fashion and ceramics, jewellery and accessories. The Viennese Guy will show his gym bag, Jutta Gürth prettifies women with delicate flower wreaths and Sofi prints light organic clothing. Summer, yeah!
Wishing you a cute week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Donauinselfest, Donauinsel, 1220 Vienna. 21-23 June. Free. Programme online
Photo: Alvaro Soler
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Blockparty Schottenfeld
New life is being breathed into Schottenfeldgasse today. Between Burggasse and Neustiftgasse, they are celebrating on the holiday – which means: dancing, cycling, trying Taekwondo, doing handicrafts, listening to vinyl, barbecuing, enjoying drinks, getting your hair cut and styled, tasting ice-cream, drinking coffee and partying. The food is provided by culinary-hotspots like Parfümerie, Espresso Burggasse and the brand-new Seven North (yummy!), 5/8erl in Ehr'n will play a live concert. And on the vinyl-market, you can bag hundreds of LPs and CDs from 5 euros.
Schottenfeldgasse, 1070 Vienna. 20 June 13:00 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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 Julius Silver
Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn
Another year gone by already and we’re off to the Schönbrunn Summer Night, equipped with blanket and wine! With this year’s motto “Rhapsody in Blue”, the Vienna Philharmonics dedicate themselves to pieces relating to America. Gustavo Dudamel conducts a second time after 2012, piano-star Yuja Wang celebrates her debut, being known not only for her brilliant playing but also for her tight, shrill outfits. Now if only the weather gods play along, Bernstein, Gershwin and Max Steiner’s Casablanca suite can be heard under a starry sky.
Schlosspark Schönbrunn, in front of Neptunbrunnen, 1130 Vienna. 20 June 20:45. Free entry. Web
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 Mona Film
Free Film Festival at Wasserturm
It’s high summer cinema time! In the urban-comfy setting of the brick building-inner courtyard at the Wasserturm by Nordbahnhalle, feature films will flicker across the screen again on four nights, for free and open-air. In case of bad weather (knock on wood) the cinema will simply move to the adjacent Nordbahnhalle. Today, it starts off with the German political drama “Wackersdorf”, as closing film on Sunday they will show the brilliant culture-clash comedy “Womit haben wir das verdient?” with Caroline Peters. And since you can’t have cinema without snacks, they provide food and drinks there.
Wasserturm bei der Nordbahnhalle, Leystraße, 1020 Vienna. 20-23 June 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Ulrich & Erich Rutschpartie
„Caution, slip hazard” will be the motto at St. Ulrichsplatz for Ulrich & Erich host a big 2-day sliding party. How to interpret this? Literally, of course, because the operators of the two hip venues turn the way from Burggasse to St. Ulrichsplatz into a huge water slide that is impressive 75 meters long. On Friday and Saturday, you can slide for free! Plus, party-animals may look forward to a big style-competition, a flamingo bar, ice-cream by Veganista, a raffle and a DJ line-up.
Sankt Ulrichsplatz, 1070 Vienna. 21 + 22 June 12:00 resp. 11:00 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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 Julia Holter
Julia Holter
Unusual voice, avant-garde Pop music: The singer/songwriter from California had her break in 2013 with her spherical „Loud City Song” where she melodised a melancholic trip through L.A. at night. In Vienna, Holter presents her new record Aviary (In German “Voliere”) today, an epic journey through what she describes as "the cacophony of the mind in a melting world." Theatrical singing, plus Blade Runner inspired synthesizer-work plus string players: life’s jumble brilliantly packed in notes.

WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 21 June 20:00. 27,50 €. Web
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Sale at Melvin & Hamilton
You can’t treat your poor, tired feet enough in this awful heat, so why not spoil them with some new footwear altogether? The exquisite shoe-label Melvin & Hamilton currently offers a discount of up to 30 percent on models of their current collection. What’s special about the Chelsea boots, ballerinas and high-heeled sandals are the colours and gradients – they are all hand-dyed. Other characteristics of the label are the “Budapest perforation” and the graceful wickerwork from the finest leather, for which the label is held in high esteem by shoe-connoisseurs. Beauty for our feet ;-)
Melvin & Hamilton, Wollzeile 29, 1010 Vienna.  Mon - Fri 10:00 to 18:30, Sat until 18:00. Web
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Biostoffe – Summer Party
Isn’t there a little dormant tailoress inside everyone, waiting to be awoken? If not now, when: at Biostoffe’s summer party, you get organic fabrics and remaining products on sale today, from wildly flowered and classic plaid to elegantly plain-coloured – no textile-dream remains unfulfilled. During various workshops with sewing machine and during the production of wax wraps, you may get started yourself right away. Sweet and salty organic food, juice and coffee are provided as refreshments. And they even have something for non-seamstresses: the wide range of “sewing-free” products is presented.
Biostoffe, Huttengasse 57-59, 1160 Vienna. 22 June 10:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Escargots, Champagne and Wine
Snails aren’t usually connected with romance but they are tonight at Laaerberg. The Viennese snail breeder Gugumuck, who’s known all over town, hosts a gourmet-dinner with wine and champagne accompaniment at a long, white table next to the vineyards of the winery Wieselthaler. The 7-course-menu will be accompanied by the sunset. Aside from the feast for the belly, there’s also a feast for the eyes: the wine estate offers a view from the Viennese skyline all the way to the Leitha mountains. So pretty! By the way: it’s recommended to wear sturdy shoes instead of high heels.
Filmteichstraße 5, via Stadtwanderweg 7 to the vineyard, 1100 Vienna. 22 June 18:00. 129 €. Web
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Cooking at Hermanngasse
One street, ten hobby cooking teams, two dishes made with the same ingredients and a big lay jury – that’s the concept of the big cooking competition in the 7th district. Hungry walk-in customers get a tasting pass plus Berndorf-cutlery and napkin and can then taste themselves through the creations of the competitors all around Hermanngasse and judge them. The most diverse groups are participating there – from Casa Caria or the team from Audiamo to SPÖ Neubau and private neighbourhood residents. Let’s see who will win this time!
Several locations Hermanngasse, 1070 Vienna. Tasting 1: 14:00 to 16:00, Tasting 2: 16:30 to 18:30. 7 €. Web
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Dance Alchemy & Lunch
If you prefer letting your hair down and dancing to your heart’s content off script and without weird glances, you will be just right at the Dance Alchemy. There, they practise freestyle interpretive dance (yes, letting go has to be learnt, too) before you get to the open dance floor with music from all over the world. Choreographer Goran Bogdanovski demonstrates in his workshop how dancing can be at the same time relaxing and energising for the body. Afterwards, everybody is spoiled culinary-wise at a tasteful, collective lunch.
feelgoodstudio, Paulanergasse 13, 1040 Vienna. 23 June 12:00 to 15:30. 38 € Web
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Biorama Fair Fair
The Biorama Fair is basically the Fesch-market for sustainability. This year, more than 50 exhibitors on eco-fashion and design join in, all kinds of natural cosmetics (Ringana, for instance, presents its eco-friendly alternative to wet toilet paper) – and a big food-market, of course. The free accompanying programme tempts you with entertainment, information, DIY, and even open-air cinema in the evening! Today, it starts off with an all-levels yoga class, then it’s on to the “We fillet a predatory fish”-workshop.

Former Sophienspital, Apollogasse 19, 1070 Vienna. 21 -23 June. 3 €. Web
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 Caetano Veloso
Caetano, Moreno, Zeca & Tom Veloso
He’s probably the second-most famous Brazilian after Pelé. Caetano Veloso, the superstar of “Musica Popular Brasilieira”, revolutionized the pop music of his home-country as protagonist of the “Tropicalismo” by mixing Brazilian folklore, Rock’n’Roll and rhythms of Afro-American music. Always inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Chuck Berry. You can experience the revolutionary live today, together with his three musically gifted sons; the Brazilian national hero brings his new programme to Vienna. You can listen in here in advance. Bem vindo!
Konzerthaus, Lothringerstrasse 20, 1030 Vienna. 23 June 19:30. From 21.30 €. Web
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 Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy
Lovingly called “my nephews” by Snoop Dogg and now with 3 Grammys, Snarky Puppy have become THE band for fusion/jazz-rock by now. Today, the musical combo from Brooklyn around bassist and composer Michael League opens the Jazz Fest at the Globe Wien. The ensemble consists of 40 members who perform in constantly changing constellations. Snarky Puppy are the living proof that it’s not necessarily true that too many cooks spoil the broth ;-) Tonight, they play their new album “Immigrance”. A true balm in times of sterile hit parade ready-made music!
Globe Wien, Karl Farkas Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. 24 June 19:30 to 22:30. Tickets from 38.50 €. Web
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 Jan Frankl/Jeff Mangione
Schmidt, Niavarani, Burg
These two are never at a loss for words, which is why the night promises to be quite the exchange of blows when Harald Schmidt and Michael Niavarani take a seat at the stage of Burgtheater for an amusing dialogue. A lot has happened in Austrian politics since their last spontaneous conversation, after all, so there is enough food for mockery. You may expect quite a lot, in any case: philosophical, entertaining, bilateral and quirky content. Only one thing is for certain: the sore laugh muscles on the next day from laughing too much.
Burgtheater, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna. 24 June 20:00. 3.50- 41 €. Web
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 Julia Stern
Angewandte Festival
The yearly dividend pay-out of the University of Applied Arts is on the agenda from today – in the form of the most important works that have been created during the current academic year. And since new rooms have been introduced, they have decided to make it a festival of several days. Both university buildings at the Wien Fluss and the Kokoschka square, which is closed for traffic, will be the scene of interventions, exhibitions, performance art, concerts, screenings and parties. So: interesting things to see and cool atmosphere with a high hip scene relevance.
Die Angewandte, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna and Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna. 25-28 June from 11:00. Free entry. Web
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Summer Sale at rosa mosa
Dear fashionistas, let’s call a collective “Yippee” and then let’s immediately go grab our wallets. There is a three day-sale at rosa mosa! The Austrian-Japanese designer duo Simone Springer and Yuji Mizobuchi makes shoes far from the mainstream. They work with unusual materials and uncommon techniques. Apart from shoes of the current collection, they also offer accessories for special prices, plus wooden slippers, sandals, loafers, lace-up shoes and basket bags. You can try on these avant-garde pieces right there at the studio as well as purchase them.
rosa mosa, Linke Wienzeile 178, Top 125 (on the right behind the entrance), 1060 Vienna. 24.-27. June 9:00 to 16:00. Web
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 Kollektiv Kimäre
Look At This Vulva!
Farewell, taboo, it’s the time of the vulva – it even has its own festival dedicated to it from 25 June. Shame, ignorance and prejudices are uncalled for here: the festival with its motto “Ein unverschämter Blick” artfully and lovingly honours womanhood and sexuality. The dense programme offers art, performance, workshops, insightful meetings, food art and heaps of feminine energy. At the join-in-table, you can create colourful vulvas and there is a sex expert answering questions in a discreet setting. Musical-wise, you are taken on a “clitoral sound journey.”
Die Schöne, Kuffnergasse 7, 1160 Vienna. 25 June 19:00 to 24:00, festival until 29 June. Free entry. Web
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 Daniela Zeilinger
FEMALE: lives and works in Vienna
They are young, at the beginning of their career as artists and the centre of their life and work is in Vienna. That is what the thirteen artists, whose works are being shown today at Galerie Rudolf Leeb, have in common. Among others, Kaja Clara Joo, for example, proves her young yet still professional expertise with her oversized sculpture “Klagefuss”, which consists of 12,000 (!) left latex fingers. For her works, photographer Lilya Corneli has taken famous oil paintings from Picasso to Schiele as an example, recreating them with real people. Cool!
Galerie Rudolf Leeb, Kaiserstrasse 76, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 26 June 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Bauerngolf Cobenzl
Give away garden party
Who has something to give away? Pack it in your backpack and off to Cobenzl! There, club SOL hosts a garden party today with a sustainable add-on: everybody can bring items that they would like to pass on to others. The only condition is that they have to be usable, clean and operative. If you want to bring more than fits into a bag, you better reserve a table. The things that are left over at the end are donated to the Kost Nix-shop. You should bring drinks and grillables yourself, they provide wellies for a game of Bauerngolf and a near-by meadow ;-)
Landgut Cobenzl, Am Cobenzl 96a, 1190 Vienna. 26 June from 16:00. Free participation. Web
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Virginia Woolf in her own words
The fact that CitySpotterGirl is a big Virginia Woolf fan simply has to be mentioned here for once. So it’s no surprise that she’s really looking forward to Petra Gstrein turning into the legendary author in her production “Zwischen Bäumen und Flüssen”. And if Jacqueline Kornmüller, who also brings to life the Kunsthistorisches Museum in the performance series “Ganymed”, is involved as well, it can only turn out to be great. And the setting this time? It’s the beautiful library of Österreichischer Buchhandel.
Bibliothek des Österreichischen Buchhandels, Grünangergasse 4, 1010 Vienna. 20 June 19:00. 28 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Two chic Viennese labels open a shop together by women for women. That’s wow. For that’s the name of the store where Eve’s Jewel and Meijerhoff are as of now selling jewellery and fashion. Evelyn Haddad creates delicate and feminine hand-made pieces of jewellery in the finest and fanciest silver alloy. The mother-daughter duo Meijerhof focuses on summery plain-coloured stylish-elegant dresses and blouses with cheerful prints. They only produce a few pieces of every design! And the cool shop interior from is also up for sale!
wow, Gumpendorferstraße 76, 1060 Vienna. Thu+Fr 11:00 to 18:30, Sat to 17:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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sous-bois café
It’s so pastel-coloured here! For a few years, the French graphic designer Chloé Thomas has been demonstrating at sous-bois how hip stationery can be. Now she has moved her cool shop exactly one business premise over and has opened a café in the “old” rooms. Since no costly ventilation was installed, the cuisine they offer here remains cold: they serve varieties of breakfast (all day long), sandwiches, cheese, and pies. And in what makes a nice mixture of French and Oriental cuisine. With French chansons as background music. Nice!
sous-bois café, Neustiftgasse 33, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Sat 9:00 to 21:30. Web


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