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n o v e m b e r 16 | 17. - 23.

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"Heya Girls!"
In case there is someone who doesn’t know yet: the most rapidly growing ethnic group in Vienna is – the cats. More than 250 000 of them live in our city already. And since they have also already taken over the reigns on the Internet, it will be just a matter of time until they do the same in Vienna ;-) So, in case there are non-cat lovers among our valued readers: you can now stop reading this and skip to the rest of the newsletter. Everybody else can be happy: your CitySpotterGirl who herself has been living under the reigns of two cuddly divas for years, has published the very first cat-guide of Vienna this week! Practical, colorful and compact, the book gives you 150 great tips for cat owners in Vienna. It includes chosen veterinarians just as much as shops, cat whisperers and cat-sitters. Also part of it are interviews, emergency numbers and fun insiders’ tips like cat yoga. At the Web-portal you can sample read and also order it! Because as we all know: a life without cats is possible but futile!
Wishing you a cuddly week
Your CitySpotterGirl
The Cat-Guide for Vienna. Available from November 15 in stores and at the Webshop. Web 
P.S. Who wants to watch cat-book videos? Here & here
Photo: Wundergarten Verlag
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Flea market deluxe
An insiders’ tip for all creative fashionistas! Five manufacturers from Vienna are cleaning out their warehouses and inviting to a stylish design and material sale. Hostess Claudia Tramontana is clearing her fabric stock: design fabrics from Valentino, Etro or Armani and also compatible edgings, buttons and applications! Chilar knit design is decimating its sweater stock, Dagmar Mikolics has colorful fabrics and prototypes to offer and there are also nice gloves, leather skins and furs from Derby. Culto Propio is not only offering unusual jewelry but also selling individual pearls. Starting at 1 Euro ;-)
Claudia Tramontana Couture Outlet, Bräunerstraße 2, 1010 Vienna. November 17-19 10:00 to 18:00. Web 
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Your Vienna Rich + Beautiful
In the middle of September the CitySpotterGirl called on all of you to participate in the Instagram project of Birgit Wagner. The mission was to photographically document how rich and beautiful Vienna is. Which, of course, does not only refer to the materialistic value but also to the inspiration and the immaterial wealth of our favorite city. And now, two months and almost a thousand postings later one thing is certain: Vienna IS rich and beautiful! From today on you can see a Best-Of of all the favorite spots and snapshots at a pop up vernissage. By the way, you can buy copies in exchange for a donation. 
Improper Walls, Reindorfgasse 42, 1150 Vienna. Vernissage November 17 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Tasting & reading “Gemischter Satz”
A small and fine wine and literature combination: author Daniela Emminger also writes for the CitySpotterGirl once in a while. But not in the last few months, because she has been writing her newest book “Gemischter Satz”. And was promptly nominated for the Austrian Book Award for this matured piece of literature revolving around a love accident! She is hosting tonight’s reading in cooperation with winemaker Franz-Michael Mayer whose “Wiener Gemischter Satz” grows on the Nussberg and who will further enrich the literary delicacies of the evening.
Wine Cellar, Eroicagasse 4, 1190 Vienna. November 17 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Shopping miracle at youngCaritas
To do good can be so stylish! And also fortunate for your wallet: at the exclusive fashion market of the youngCaritas you can shop super nice fashion pieces, designer clothes and hot accessories for up to 80% off the original price for two days.  Part of it are: dresses from Lena Hoschek, jewelry from Veralie and young fashion from Vienna from Diba se Diva. And also cool Fair Trade fashion and the one or other unique piece from Austrian star-closets will be available as well! The proceeds will go to the children at the Caritas Mother & Child Houses, which means you don’t have to feel bad at all for spending money ;-)
Turek Crypt, Mariahilferstraße 22-24, 1070 Vienna. November 18+19 from 11:00. Web 
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 Aslan Tamer
„Hope“-wish bracelets
A beautiful, shamanic ritual from Anatolia and the Middle East: there, many people tie white ribbons to certain trees that are considered to be sacred. They firmly believe that in that way their wishes will fly to the universe. The Turkish artist Tamer Aslan is now bringing this ancient “Make-A-Wish” Tradition to Vienna through his project “Hope”. But instead of tree branches, wrists are adorned with ribbons made of conductive fabric in order to glow with built-in LED lights. These wish bracelets can be designed today together in a workshop. Very nice!
The Art VHS, Lazarettgasse 27, 1090 Vienna. November 18 19:00. 23,80 € incl. material. Sign up! Web
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Five Sax saxophone quintet
Very saxy! Five young saxophone fanatics from Poland, Belgium, Italy, the USA and Chile are inviting you to a musical trip around the world today at the Musikverein. The “Sax Voyage” of the university colleagues who all met in Vienna will be traveling through Spain, Italy, to the Latin American countries of Bossa Nova and Tango and will eventually arrive in L.A. in order to “dismantle” popular Hollywood hits by every trick in the book. By the way, the guys have all been awarded international music prizes and are also showcasing acrobatics and a whole lot of humor. Infectious!
Musikverein, Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. November 18 18:00. 21 €. Web
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 Kosmos Theater / Rohnwaersted
European Night of Theater
What a night! Pay as you wish – that is the motto today at the European Night of Theater, which lures you to 28 different theaters and cultural institutions in Vienna. A colorful mix of repertoire-theater, nightly specials, workshops and open rehearsals is offered to all acting lovers and also those who want to become them. At the Burgtheater Vestibül there will be singing and slamming, at the KosmosTheater you can check out the feminist festival “Love me gender”, at the Armes Theater the play “Orphans” tells the story of three people who come face to face with their fears.
European Night of Theater, various theaters in Vienna. November 19. Pay as you wish. Web
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Portrait marathon
Would you like to participate in a free photo shoot with professional photographers? Something that often equals a big investment will be offered for free today at the Photo School Vienna. Visitors can have their photo taken by the advanced students of the project class and also by the teachers of the Photo School. The pictures will be part of a big portrait exhibition, which will be held on December 9th at the Fotoquartier. As a thank you, all participators get their own printed post card version of their portrait. Important: please sign up in time!
FotoQuartier, Margaretenstraße 127, 1050 Vienna. November 19 10:00 to 22:00. Web
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Bollywood flea market
So, the CitySpotterGirl is into Bollywood films! Everything is so colorful and lively, a little bit dramatic, (almost) always the same yummy leading actor (Shah Rukh Khan – supposedly richer than Tom Cruise!), passionate dancing instead of boring kissing and an exuberant happy end. Today in Vienna you can distract yourself from your November-weather depression with a big dose of Bollywood flair: the Tumbao Dance-Studio is hosting a clothing flea market which includes pieces from the colorful clothing pool of the dancing group. There will also be a dance workshop, tryout massages and of course a Bollywood performance!
Tumbao Dance-Studio, Margaretentraße 26, 1040 Vienna. November 19 14:00 to 17:00. Free entry. Web
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 Bettina Greslehner
Betty’s Hidden Gallery
This new gallery at the artist’s proper home sounds likes an insiders’ tip! Artist Bettina Greslehner is hosting the “Cozy Art Days” at her new home-gallery in Döbling. Exhibited on the third floor are exclusively her own pieces, which are a colorfully eclectic mix of photographs, collages, comics, wooden sculptures and object installations. The opening will be celebrated this Saturday with a mini-concert of her own daughter; the doors will be open starting this morning. And the event will be even sweeter because of the baking goods of “Ich bin im Zuckerrausch”. Sounds good!

Betty’s Hidden Gallery, Friedlgasse 63, 1190 Vienna. November 19 from 18:00, November 20 from 11:00. Free entry. Web 
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Women’s flea market & Finnish bazaar
There are as many flea markets in Vienna as fish in the sea. But this one really is something else: women are selling things exclusively to women- ranging from skirts to blouses to hardly ever worn ball gowns, sunglasses or belts. Also, the mega market with more than 200 stands will be held in a heated hall and there will be changing rooms and mirrors available. So, it will be very comfortable flea market-shopping! By the way, nice shopping can also be done at the Finnish Christmas bazaar in Klosterneuburg today, where you can find fine Scandinavian designer pieces, books, music and delicacies.
MGC Modecenter,  Leopold-Böhm-Straße 8, 1030 Vienna. November 20 17:00 to 20:00. Web Finn. Christmas bazaar Web
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 Ingo Pertramer
Hate-postings matinee
Online postings are often outrageously appalling – and not only orthographically. Every day thousands of hateful commentaries are made, false reports and conspiracy theories are shared without a second thought and people are threatened with murder. At today’s matinee the genius doll magicians Nikolaus Habjan and Manuela Linshalm are lending the hate posters faces and voices through their puppets. Together with the quirky musical humorists “Christoph und Lollo” they are presenting a selection of the most awful and gruesome (Austrian) postings. Unfortunately, they will cause your laughter to get stuck in your throat.
Rabenhof Theater, Rabengasse 3, 1030 Vienna. November 20 11:00. 24 €. Web
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Vienna’s highest Christmas Market at the Ritz
So close to the sky: at the rooftop terrace of the Ritz Carlton the highest Christmas Market of the city has opened its stands this week. In accordance with the upscale atmosphere of the luxury hotel on the Ring the wooden shacks at the Rooftop Bar high above the city are not only offering fine delicacies, warming Punsch and aromatic mulled wine, but also noble champagne. A wonderful spot to raise your glasses to a hopefully relaxed pre-Christmas season, with a view of the sparkling city! And who knows, maybe the tourist masses don’t know about this one yet ;-)
The Ritz Carlton, Schubertring 5-7, 1010 Vienna. Nov 16 – Dec 23. Daily 16:00 until 22:00. Web
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The Lumineers
The kind of ragged and scruffy looking Americana trio “The Lumineers” practically came out of nowhere in 2012 and conquered the world with an irresistible hymn called “Ho Hey”. Following that they had more hits and in July of this year the second album “Cleopatra” of the trio folk-rock band from Colorado came out. Tonight the likeable group, consisting of songwriter Wesley Schultz, drummer and pianist Jeremiah Fraites and cellist and background-singer Neyla Pekarek will be filling the FM4 Indiekiste at the Gasometer with the sounds of their new songs. Supernice feel-good and shake-it music!
Gasometer, Bank Austria Halle, Guglgasse 8, 1110 Vienna. November 21 20:00. Web
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Qigong at the salt beach
When Qigong meets salty air, pure relaxation is guaranteed. Today you have the opportunity to try out this unusual combination and experience the healing mix of real sea salt and special lung-Qigong. Trainer Gregor Chaloupka demonstrates soft relaxation exercises and powerful concentration exercises in the cleansing climate of a salt cave. Additionally accompanied by light therapy and soothing sounds the body is rejuvenated with new energy. Helps with colds, insomnia, asthma – and gets the immune system ready for the winter.

Salzquelle, Seilerstätte 15, 1010 Vienna. November 22 19:00. 29 €. Web
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Orange Wine Festival
Since the CitySpotter Girl has recently discovered her new favorite wine and it’s an orange wine, the Orange Wine Festival is basically a mandatory event. Because next to red, white and rosé this 4th color is conquering Vienna. This wine-making process has been around for 5 000 years – the orange wines are produced as white wines like red wines. Which means the color of the wine comes from the fermentation process: juice, peel and seeds are fermented together. Today 65 winemakers will present more than 200 orange wines from Austria, Slovenia, Germany and Italy: all of them genuinely organic, earthy and additive-free.
MuseumsQuartier, Arena 21, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. November 22 14:00 to 21:00. 35 €. Web
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 Seifert Verlag
Alma’s Kitchen
As is well known Alma Mahler-Werfel did not only use her kitchen skills to seduce men ;-) It’s still interesting what she used to serve at her dazzling salons back in the days. Her private cookbook gives an insight: ranging from stuffed peppers and ham croquettes to Gugelhupf, it includes anything that the Old-Viennese cooking has to offer, refined with Alma’s special touch. Even Alban Berg’s “Favorite dish” and Walter Gropius’ “Favorite pastry” are in it. Claudia Nemec has summarized the 60 best dishes for her Alma-cookbook and tonight selected samples will be served.
Thalia, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2, 1030 Vienna. November 22. 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 decade3d -Fotolia
Rheumatism Day
What used to be an illness of old people has turned into a painful problem for all ages in the last few years. Rheumatism: that means 400 different conditions ranging from arthritis to osteoporosis to Morbus Bechterew – and there are 500 000 people affected just in Vienna! And we hear it more and more: young, active, fit – rheumatism patient. But despite the rapid rise of patients there is still an alarming lack of information around the illness – every other person affected by rheumatism has never been to the doctor. Today’s Rheumatism Day at the City Hall wants to get rid of this lack and provide information on diagnosis, therapy and cure.
City Hall, Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Vienna. November 23 11:00 to 16:30. Free entry. Web
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Sand painting Show
In Vienna for the first time and seriously worth seeing! The art of sand painting is extraordinary because of the texture of the material and because the motives are merging together and creating fascinating “sand animations”. The sand painting artist’s fingers are dancing to the sound of music above a glass surface, which is lit from below and covered in sand. The images that are created and then rapidly wiped away and changed are being filmed and projected live onto a screen. Today such a sand show can be seen for the first time in Vienna, with Viennese scenes ranging from Sisi to Falco to the Opera Ball.
Die Neue Tribüne at Café Landtmann, ‚Ä®Universitätsring 4, 1010 Vienna. November 23 until December 31 20:00. 34,90 €. Web
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 Shervin Lainez
Joan As A Police Woman
Back in the days the US-star with the great voice was considered to be a little bit mopey because of her broody solo-program. But now her songs are charming and infectious. Joan As A Police Woman has worked with many stars like Lou Reed or Elton John and is also a trained violinist. By the way, the singer from New York got the band name from the TV series “Police Woman”, because her friends said she looked like main character Angie Dickinson. Today Joan As A Police Woman is performing in Vienna together with mulit-instrumentalist Benjamin Lazar Davis, tune in here!
Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. November 23 21:30. From 22 €. Web
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Shop of the week 
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loretta cosima
It’s perfect timing: now, when thoughts are revolving around Christmas presents, textile designer Valerie Grogger has opened a store with an additional atelier and a silk-screen printing workshop. And there you can find a lot more than just printed things – there are many delightfully designed pieces in order to make yourself or others happy. At the small shop with beautiful ornament-tile flooring you can find anything from cute iPhone covers to unusual jewelry, extraordinary Polish ceramics or pillows from Vorarlberg. And of course also wonderful self-created paper!
loretta cosima, Garnisongasse 7, 1090 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:30 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Apart from the fact that I always eat too much of them, I love tapas. Many small courses, cold or warm are served at once, placed in the middle of the table and you can steal wonderfully from your neighbor. Only reading the Spanish menu at the new Paco is a little difficult when lacking the necessary language skills, but the nice service was of great help. And then it was a joyful feast: mini squids (chipirones), chicken legs in lemon, ham croquettes, tortilla, some kind of potato-“bombas” – the tapas really do taste delicious here and they help immensely to get rid of the autumn blues. Very nice!
Paco, Pichlergasse 1, 1090 Vienna. Tue-Sat 11:30 to 1:00. Web


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