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n o v e m b e r 17 | 23. - 29.

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"Heya Girls!"
Don’t worry, I haven’t confused the seasons by planting a garden-related topic at this prominent place of your favourite newsletter. But this is about saving the most amazing event-garden project of the city! Because the lease contract of City Farm, which has been flourishing for five years in Schönbrunn, will be terminated by autumn 2018. This would constitute its end: no more “patch visiting”-workshops, no marvelling at veggie rarities and no more berry-ful tasting walks. But – and here’s the good news! – the operators were offered a 4,000sm area of land at Augarten. To move City Farm there safe and sound, a fundraising campaign was started, which promises a good harvest. Yet they are still a couple of thousand euros short on the required amount of 100,000 € to afford redevelopment measures. Piece of cake for us to take care of this together! Green thumbs up, donating is possible here.
Wishing you a fruitful week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
City Farm Schönbrunn, Wien. Web

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 Chrysta Bell, Photo: Kristin Cofer
Blue Bird Festival + Chrysta Bell
It’s almost a fixed star on CitySpotterGirl’s musical calendar heaven: the dynamite Blue Bird Festival at Porgy & Bess. Like every year, the most talented singer-songwriters of the planet gather to show off their skills. Apart from Russian, Swedish, and Grazer sounds in today’s quadripartite roundel, you should definitely listen to the dream pop songs of brilliant US-diva and David Lynch’s muse Chrysta Bell. Who, for a change, shines not as FBI agent in the current Twin Peaks season, but – live! – with such an incredible voice.

Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 23 November 20:00. 34 €. Web
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 Linda Berger
Linda Berger
Technically, you have to „look” at the XXL paintings of Applied Arts graduate Linda Berger with your ears. Because what’s happening on these canvases colour- and print-wise flickers and swooshes somehow and equals a medium big bang. Her new series “Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me”, does indeed include music references. Like to the identical lyrics of Bob Russel or the growling technique of Cootie Williams, which creates musical interferences. You’ll get it when standing in front of the Berger’s galaxies! Vernissage is today!
MUSA, Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna. 23 November 19:00. Free entry. Web 
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 Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Fred Astaire Tribute: Puttin’ On The Ritz
Dress up, order a cocktail and dive into the nostalgic dance- and music world of Fred Astaire (who has Austrian roots, by the way) at today’s after-work-special at the Sofiensäle. For the 30th anniversary of the legendary singer and dancer’s death, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is releasing a new tribute CD – which is being presented today! On it: Cheek to Cheek, Something’s Gotta Give and many others of his hits, that have been reinterpreted electro- and swing-style. For instance, Austro-pipes Stella Jones will volunteer a groovy live-serenade. It could get late ;)

Sofiensäle, Marxergasse 17, 1030 Vienna. 23 November 18:00 to 24:00. Free entry. Web
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 Riding Dinner
City Tour with Gourmet Carriage
We Viennese usually leave the horse carriages to the photo-obsessed Japanese. But this luxury version of a city tour is highly enticing to Viennese princesses as well: For 40 minutes, you’re being chauffeured through the inner city glittering with Christmas lights in a glazed gourmet horse-carriage, and your personal butler is on board too. Because he will provide you with delicacies from the restaurant “Zum Schwarzen Kameel”, from orange punch to mini-sandwiches and the finest cookies. Not exactly cheap, but you’ll finally get to be Cinderella ;-)

Start: Zum Schwarzen Kameel,  Bognergasse 5, 1010 Vienna. Until 23 Dec., 320 €/carriage. Web 
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 Arthur Arbesser
Christmas Pop Up with Arthur Arbesser
It’s raining treasures! Treasure no.1, successful Austro-designer Arthur Arbesser, is in Vienna today and tomorrow. In his real physical form! And of course he’ll bring his current collection for women to try on and buy. Including cool oversize pullovers, glitzy jackets and brash print- and square knit dresses. On that note: grab a drink und chat with the fashion guru himself before he jets back to Milan as the new Fay creative director. Additional treasure come from Light of Vienna Décor: like gilded bracelets, earrings and stylish interior pieces.
Weihnachts Pop Up, Zollergasse 9-11, 1070 Vienna. 22-25 November 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Daniela Porwol Photography
Bridal Sample Sale at elfenkleid
Why not admit it: CitySpotterGirl recently grabbed a bar of chocolate and, in a streak of heart-melancholy, watched the 90s chick flick “Runaway Bride”. An occasional necessity. If you do actually plan on walking down the aisle and whispering a gracious “yes” soon, you absolutely have to take a trip to elfenkleid today or tomorrow. There’s a Bridal Sample Sale happening, meaning exceptional price situation! Due to little flaws and signs of usage, dreamy sample-wedding dresses (and evening gowns) from previous collections are up to -70% off!

elfenkleid, Margaretenstraße 39, 1040 Vienna. 24+25 November 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Stephan von der Decken
Free event „Fit for your daily routine”
Off the couch instead of ouch! If you feel your back tweaking while tying your shoe laces or when your shoulders ache when dragging your grocery bags, then this is right for you! For a whole day, the Austrian F.M. Alexander Technique Society hosts a free training and try-out parkours at the Konzerthaus Vienna! There you can get some firsthand experience with the gentle body-and-mind method, detect possible false postures – and optimise them right there. All under professional guidance and with easily applicable everyday exercises. Feels good :-) Free entry!

Konzerthaus Vienna, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 25 November 14:00 to 20:00. Free entry. Web
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 Birgit und Peter Kainz
Opening Beethoven Museum
What Mozart (and his marzipan balls) is to Salzburg, Beethoven is to Vienna: a piece of Austrian music history! Overall, the exceptional musician lived in as many as three apartments during his years in Vienna. The one in Heiligenstadt has now been converted into a major Beethoven museum. The opening is being celebrated for two days with virtuoso concert plonking (for instance by scholarship holders of the Viennese Beethoven Society) and with guided tours! Intimate insights into his life, work, suffering – and even into his private garden – are guaranteed. Free!
Beethoven Museum, Probusgasse 6, 1190 Vienna. 25+26 November 10:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Kirghiz Days at FilzOase
There are many reasons to travel to faraway Kyrgyzstan (something author and CitySpotterGirl editor Daniela Emminger knows at first hand ;-) Like dreamy pristine landscapes, traditional nomad life and beautiful felt crafts. The latter can be explored at a selling exhibition at FilzOase – in all its colourful glory and variety of form. There’s Kirghiz felt slippers, embroidered dresses, seat cushions adorned with ornaments and tapestries. But luckily they serve punch instead of the national drink Kumys (fermented fare’s milk, yikes)! Until today!
FilzOase, Anastasius-Grün-Gasse 11, 1180 Vienna. 22-25 November 14:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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 Lori Rosenberg
Creative WoMen Market
Architecture + shopping at the same time! In the former private home of Alfred Loos in the 1st district, it’s not just the stylish original exhibition that is tempting, but also a number of décor- and jewels to take home! The Bridge Club Vienna is hosting its Creative WoMen Market in the holy halls again. A colourful assortment of artisan craftwork is up for grabs – from porcelain to Xmas décor to spices from the garden. The dining parlour, living room, and study serve as venues for the presentation with magnificent wood- and marble panelling.
Bridge Club Wien, Reischachstraße 3, 1010 Vienna. 24-26 November. Fri 14:00 to 19:00, Sat+Sun from 11:00. Free entry. Web
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 Ronny Fras
Portrait Marathon at FotoQuartier
Cheeese! You had better hurry to figure out the “good side” of your face straight away and rehearse a few cool gestures and expression poses. Because the advanced students of Photoschool Vienna host a free Portrait Marathon. Simply sign up here, snatch a starting number, and get a free professional digital snapshot! In exchange, you agree to allow your picture being used by the prospective professionals for future exhibitions. But a bit of public fame is in your own interest anyway (on your way to becoming a star ;-)
FotoQuartier, Margaretenstraße 127, 1050 Vienna. 26 November 10:00 to 22:00. Free. You need to sign up! Web
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 Yoga Planet
Yoga & Vegan Planet Messe
Long time since it’s been this relaxed at MAK. Not one but two feel-good fairs are setting up tent here right now. Yoga Planet tempts with all the novelties the philosophical Indian school  has to offer: various yoga classes to try out, a cool mantra-concert with spirit-pop-artist Janin Devi – and of course stylish yoga gadgets. And since, in order to harmonise the yin & yang relationship, it’s not just the mind that wants to be stimulated but also the body, you can learn everything there is to know about vegan & Ayurveda delights at the Vegan Planet. Plus: lectures, workshops!
MAK, Weiskirchnerstr. 3, 1010 Vienna. 24-26 November Fri 14:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 19:00, Sun until 17:00. 10/15 €. Web
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In the mood for a cabaret gala
That’s cause for celebration! The best of the best of Austrian cabaret clowns have come together to support asylum seekers in need. Attacking your laughing muscles will be “Staatskünslter” and neo-stars Florian Scheuba und Robert Palfrader, who will literally and figuratively pose as red rags to politics & society “bulls” with their wisecracks. Also performing: “Willkommen Österreich”-reporter Peter Klien, who will dive into the theme of digital chaos (you’ll die laughing!). And cabaret-award winner Hosea Ratschiller plus Flüsterzweieck provide some girl power for the comedy night!
Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Vienna. 27 November 19:30. minimum donation: 22 €. Web
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 Philipp Horak
Marlene Streeruwitz: seduction
At Wien Modern, everything is always different from the norm (in a positive sense!). Today’s reading-concert-seduction by author Marlene Streeruwitz and composer Katharina Klement is no exception. One provokes with new “first thoughts” and “litanei”-texts in Lyrical staccato-style, the other provides electro-acoustic siren music specifically composed for the text. Fortunately, corny Don-Juan-love is not their cup of tea. The seduction, temptation and fascination are purely of emancipatory nature. Another highlight: the live-discussion afterwards at Café Heumarkt.
Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 27 November 19:30. 17 €. Web 
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Battle of the Sexes: Fitness-coupons
Spectacular battle of the sexes at the tennis court: the exhibition match between tennis queen Billie Jean King and her male opponent Bobby Riggs 1973 made history. Not just for sportive reasons but also with regard to the women’s movement! Now this thrilling duel has been made into a feature film starring Emma Stone und Steve Carell (premiere 24 November, trailer here!). Not to spoil it, but I guess it’s pretty obvious who won back then ;-) You can also win, namely fitness coupons and soundtracks! Read here how to participate.
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 Stephan Knittel
Renee Schroeder
Fascinating, what a brilliant scientist makes of the current political chaos! According to Renee Schroeders, the political culture lacks one thing in particular: order in the heads. That order has become a personal, philosophical project for the prize-winning microbiologist, biochemist and bestseller-author. In today’s talk with Philipp Blom, the scientist assesses how it’s possible to tell apart fact from fiction these days, how rational politics can be and how issues can be communicated in political debates at all. There is also a livestream!
Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. 28 November 20:00. 15 €. Web 
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 Christian Mair
Werbung Liebe Zuckerwatte
Vienna premiere! The freshly baked winner of the Osnabrücker prize for drama, Mario Wurmitzer, has now adapted his slightly shop-worn Zuckerwatte-text for the stage. The result is a genius-absurd film-theatre spectacle about the events of a (fictional) terror-night at Vienna Prater. Part of the story was filmed on location and is being shown on a big screen as a film; the rest is acted out mercilessly sort of like in retrospect on stage by Marie, Franz & Co. At the showdown, it gets political, populist and perverse. Basically, a true modern folk play ;-)
Metro Kinokulturhaus, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna. 28 November 19:30. 25 €. Web
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 Vienna Marriott Hotel
Vienna Marriott Health Club
When doing research for the big “Day Spa”-special in the new book Wiener Entdeckungen 8, CitySpotterGirl found out that several luxury hotels have amazing wellness areas that are open to the public. Now Vienna Marriott is one of them, their new “Health Club” is open to non-residents. You can treat yourself to massages from “Detox” to “Deep Tissue”, two relaxation rooms, saunas and an aroma steam bath are at your disposal. The sports enthusiasts can burn off energy by diving into the pool, going to the gym or getting stretched doing yoga ;-)
Vienna Marriott Health Club, Parkring 12a, 1010 Vienna, Daily 7:00 to 22:00. 35 €/day. Web
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Pop Up Store „Chapeau! Wooly joy“
Huzzah! Cap-designer Christina Dubisar is back in town, offering her fluffy headgear in not one but two locations. Technically, CitySpotterGirl is particularly partial to her two statement-caps right now that say “fun” and “bored” (so everyone knows who they’re dealing with ;-) But as woman you can never have enough caps! Especially not such fine examples made from cashmere, silk and alpaca as “Chapeau” makes them! There is a great variety of colours, patterns and models. And, for the first time, also winter-warm cashmere-scarves, headbands and turtlenecks.
Chapeau! Pop Up, Teinfaltstraße 3, 1010 Vienna. Until 23 Dec. Ringstraßen Galerien. Until 13 Jan. Web
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Olympique: „Chron“
This will be a hard, wild, loud night – not very Advent-like, for a change! The Salzburg-rocker from Olympique (you might know them as support-band of Bilderbuch and Wanda) are on tour with their new album “Chron”! Today, they are playing at WUK in a way that will make sparks fly. You can expect honest hard-rock but don’t worry, they will also perform more catchy numbers with hip-hop and indie influence. See (or rather hear) “True Love” and “Money”! Your jump & head bang hour has come! Go, dance, scream and rock out!
WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 29 November from 20:00. 25 €. Web
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 Ines Hofbaur
Ampelpärchen Rocks
Vienna is different! That’s why there’s been green light for same-sex couple in the traffic lights at several crossroads since Conchita’s Song Contest triumph. They have become so popular that creative designers Michi Bratl und Peter Rubik have started marketing the hetero & homo couples-symbols as merchandising. The traffic lights-motives are on stylish shirts and gym bags (top-sellers!), also on towels, mouse-pads and jewellery. First, a pop-up at Schmalzhofgasse served as home for the glowing ambassadors of cosmopolitanism, now they’ve found a home in a new and big store. Pre-Opening-Party is today!
Ampelpärchen, Otto-Bauer-Gasse 19, 1060 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Unfortunately, Gastro-couple Sibel und Christian had to leave behind their two donkeys in Southern Turkey but in exchange, they have brought with them lots of spices and recipes for good traditional fare. Since October, they have been put to good use in their new small bistro Sibel’s at Burgmanngasse. The open kitchen is situated in the midst of colourful bistro tables and orient lamps and they prepare fresh meals every day. For example, “beautiful-bride-soup”, goulash or Sweet Pumpkin with tahini and nuts. On the menu is always one soup, one meat, one vegan and one desert dish respectively. Very delish!

Sibel’s, Burggasse 50, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 18:00. Web


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