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"Heya Girls!"
Now I don’t know if everything was better during the 18th century, but it was certainly spectacular and groundbreaking! The enlightenment made science socially acceptable, one technical achievement followed the next, but there were also Freemasons, charlatans, and mystics who went looking for purpose and truth. On 3 February, it’s this specific Zeitgeist that is being brought to life with all its social customs – namely by the association zeitenTanz, which hosts a big Ars Magica Scienciae ball in the beautiful, historic mirror hall at Tanzschule Hernals. Here, reason and mysticism, but also high-spirited ball attendants will be dancing together. On the program: funny performances of the formerly popular Mesmer-therapy (which cured everything from toothache to hallucinations) and of course many original quadrille and minuet dances. Great chance for a journey through time! Don’t forget your costume, improvising is allowed ;-)
Wishing you a cheery week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Tanzschule Hernals, Kalvarienberggasse 28a, 1st floor, 1170 Vienna. 3 February 19:30. 55 €. Web

PS: Vegetarian winter cooking by Tian star chef Paul Ivic: recipes here!
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 Irina Thalhammer
Contemporary Sake Weeks at Shiki
Since it’s still quite a bit of time until the cherry blossom, Japan fans are currently being favoured with another highlight at the first-rate Japanese restaurant Shiki ;-) They’re still celebrating sake-time until 3 February! And since one sake is not like another, the likeable sake-sommelière Yuri Iwata lets gourmets and curious people in on the complex tasting world of the iconic Japanese rice wine. Obviously, the exclusive rice-Koji-liquids are being accompanied by a specially prepared 5- or 6-course menu. The banquet includes guinea fowl with Tsukune balls or pastries filled with plum jam and Mochi. Kanpai!
Shiki, Krugerstraße 3, 1010 Vienna. Until 3 February Tue-Sat 12:00 to 22:00. Make a reservation. Web
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Divas! Les Grandes Allures
Singer Kerstin Heiles has always had a thing for the grandes dames: first, she slipped into the role of Marilyn Monroe in her film revue, then she paid homage to Edith Piaf at the Chanson night, and in her final show, she paid tribute to Whitney Houston. But why choose one musical grande dame if you can get all of them onto the stage together?! Tonight, the entertainer will present a colourful mix of her favourite diva hits from Zarah Leander to Adele. This is certainly gonna be fun, especially since she’s also planning on spilling some secrets from her own private diva existence ;-)
Theater Akzent, Argentinierstraße 37, 1040 Vienna. 1 February 19:30. 19-34 €. Web
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  Ed Uthman, CC Lizenz
Common illness fever blisters
It starts with tingling and pulling in the area around the lips – and before you know it, there it is, a fever blister! If untreated, it quickly develops into a painful thing that isn’t just not pretty cosmetically but also highly contagious. The itching and aching blisters are caused by the widespread Herpes simplex virus – in Austria alone, more than 2 million people suffer regularly. There are many household remedies and tips on possible treatments, but only few really sensible therapeutic approaches. Today, Dr. Klein will talk about the background and effective therapies!
Goldenes Kreuz Privatklinik, Lazarettgasse 16-18, 1090 Vienna. 1 February 18:30. Free admission! Sign up. Web
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  Werner Himmelbauer
MILCH PopUp at Zuckerkringl
There’s a twofold sweet pleasure to be found at the pretty Zuckerkringl Kekswerkstatt today and tomorrow! Firstly, you can acquire the new best fashion pieces at the PopUp from MILCH-designer Cloe Baumgartner. Who has long built a reputation with her hip upcycling label (and won the favour of fashionistas!). All pieces are made from “retired” men’s clothes, like currently the cool pant dress Klara or the vest Ken. Secondly, they actually do serve milk and cookies! And: DIYers can go to her sewing workshop at Das Packhaus on 4 February and sew some nice clothes themselves.
Zuckerkringel Kekswerkstatt, Gentzgasse 127, 1180 Vienna. 1+2 February 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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  Bruno Gironcoli Werk Verwaltung GmbH
Bruno Gironcoli
He was one of the greatest and most idiosyncratic artistic personalities of the 20th century: the sculptor Bruno Gironcoli, who unfortunately died in 2010. He gained public recognition with his large-scale sculptures made from steel, gesso, and wood, which took a few low-loaders and special transports more than once (for instance to the Venice Biennale). But not today! Because for the first time, this retrospective exhibition at mumok will show his sketches, graphic works and drawings. Even on paper, Gironcoli’s works push all the boundaries and limits. Today’s the vernissage, with free entry!
mumok, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 2 February 19:00. Free entry. Web
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  Felicitas Kruse
Memorial for Ute Bock
Now for a sad turn. Social worker and philanthrope Ute Bock, who campaigned for unprejudiced interaction with refugees to the last, died on 19 January. But born 1942 in Linz, she’s always had a streak for the public welfare! First as an educator, later as home director and, after her retirement, even as initiator of her integration association Ute Bock. In 2012, she was awarded the Decoration of Honour in Gold of the Republic of Austria for her tireless efforts and her work for refugee aid. Tonight, fans will pay their respects. With candles at Heldenplatz!
Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. 2 February 17:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Obstbau Fam. Leeb
Earth Market
Since the Landpartie newsletter is still on winter break, this tip leads to beautiful Burgenland. In Parndorf, a pleasant “Earth Market” takes place regularly. There’s only 20 of them in the world because they have very strict slow food criteria: only products produced with traditional methods within a 40-km radius. By the way, it’s not just the products that are great, it’s also getting to know all the special people behind them. In keeping with the motto “warmth from the inside”, the butchery Karlo is a guest there with its chili-Leberkäse today, and apple farmer Vera Leeb grafts apple trees. Simply bring a scion!
Earth Market, Schulgasse 1g, 7111 Parndorf. 3 February 9:00 to 14:00. Web
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sampleSale at elfenkleid
And here we go with the ball season! You could at least secure a fitting gown for dancing the night away, because there’s currently the sampleSale happening at elfenkleid. There’s an incredible discount of up to -80% on a selection of dreamy evening gowns from older collections, many in size medium that have small signs of wear or minor textile flaws. For instance the model “Bloom” in red, which is simple at the top and silky-puffy at the bottom, the Italo-inspired classic gown “Ivory” or the fine-net lace-y frock “Glow”. And the “normal” autumn/ winter collection is at least 40% off.
elfenkleid, Margaretenstraße 39, 1040 Vienna. Until mid-February Tue-Sat 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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Give away of skills
How liberating and heartwarming when it’s not all about time and money for once! Like at today’s give-away-event of Vienna’s resource pool, where you trade exclusively with knowledge, (manual) skills, and creativity. Objects are not allowed, but if you have something to give away immaterially, you’re very welcome! This ranges from oil crayon painting to improv dancing or repairing things. Make sure to sign up with an idea of what you want to offer (limited number of participants) and spread some love together. It’s free, after all!
GUGG, Heumühlgasse 14, 1040 Vienna. 4 February 14:00 to 18:00. Sign up. Web
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Depeche Mode
Alright, they may have gotten a bit older, but lead singers Dave Gahan and his partners Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher still got it after 37 years! Because that’s how long it’s been since CitySpotterGirl bought their debut album Speak & Spell and officially became a Depeche Mode fan :-) After their sold-out concert summer 2017, the boys are now on Global Spirit Tour in all of Europe again. Today, they make a halt in Vienna at Wiener Stadthalle. So, why not go there, revel a bit in melancholy and let yourself get inspired once more?!
Wiener Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. 4 February 19:30. From 48 €. Web
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 New England Patriots
Super Bowl Party
Admittedly, this sport is a bit complicated. But once you get the hang of it (and it’s not harder than that stupid offside rule in soccer), there is hardly a more thrilling sport than American Football. More and more people in Vienna seem to agree, for there are several locations where you can watch the Super Bowl: share the thrill of the final game of the US Football League live, for example at Arcotel Wimberger (buffet included) and at the Hard Rock Café, where classic Hot Dogs are served with the touchdowns. Well then: Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots! Justin Timberlake will sing during the break.
Arcotel Wimberger, 1070 Vienna. 21:30. Web. Hard Rock Cafe, 1010 Vienna. 22:00. Web
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  Werner Himmelbauer
Quick, find a reason to reward yourself ;-) Because there’s currently a sale at fashion- and textile designer Tehilla Gitterle’s shop. Besides, it can never hurt to have one more of her timelessly-ingenious graphic-pattern-pieces in your own wardrobe! (Almost) everything is 20 to 30 % off: cool wraparound skirts, tricolore-dresses and tunics, stylish jersey pants, and printed tops (like the brilliant Art Deco-shirt in black and white for 98 instead of 150 €!). Unique pieces in Japan- and Art Nouveau style, too, are waiting for new homes. Still on until 23 February.
LiNUSCH, Hernalser Hauptstraße 49, 1170 Vienna. Until 23 February Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00 to 13:00 + 15:00 to 18:00, Tue+Thu from 13:00. Web
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Medusa’s Bed
Feminism alert! The gifted performer, author and musician Lydia Lunch is on tour through Europe with two power-colleagues. Tonight at Café Korb, the trio don’t mince their words, sing, rant, rock and whirl around feminist ideas at the force of a tornado in both words and sound. As could probably be expected, their songs are all about sex, politics and broken hearts ;-) Let’s go then: how often do you get the chance to listen to nocturnal powerful singing accompanied by avant-garde violin arrangements plus psycho-ambient laptop sounds. Coolio!
Café Korb, Brandstätte 9, 1010 Vienna. 5 February 19:00 to 22:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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Sofia Rei
Well, the Viennese Sargfabrik is currently resounding with world music at its finest. One of the hottest singers in NYC right now, Sofia Rei, is in town! The Argentina native creates an almost ethereal-sacral atmosphere with her truly unusual mixture of South American folk, flamenco and jazz. You can kind of tell that she studied opera before two of her three albums made it onto the best-of-the-word list of the Independent Music Awards. Her new program is dedicated to Chilean folk icon Violeta Parra. Powerwoman pays homage to powerwoman!
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. 6 February 19:30. 25 €. Web
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 Frederick Baker
Klimt’s Magic Garden in 3D
Klimt certainly never would have imagined that in 2018, you’d be able to take a virtual tour through his now world-famous Mosaic Frieze in Stoclet House in Brussels. But it’s a reality now! On the centenary of Klimt’s death, filmmaker and virtual reality artist Frederick Baker has brought it to new high-tech three-dimensional life at MAK! Armed with a virtual-reality headset, visitors can now embark on a journey through the magical 3D landscape with the golden tree of life, blossoms, butterflies and birds. The originals are exhibited as well. Spectacular!
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 6 February 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Agentur Leuchtpunkte
Arik Brauer’s private collection
Today it’s once again off to a secret place you’d normally never get to see! To Arik Brauer’s private villa in the 18th district – or rather to its huge basement, which is where the private collection of paintings of the famous Viennese painters is being kept. No less a figure than daughter (and singer) Timna Brauer will guide you through her father’s marvellous picture world. The fact that she’ll tell one or two secret details, telling about her childhood in this exceptional artistic family gives the tour an exciting touch. Be on time. And by no means ring the bell! They collect you in front of the house.
Arik Brauer, Colloredogasse 30, 1180 Vienna. 6 February 19:00. 9 €. Sign up. Web
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Sale at ESCA-Shop
At the graphics office slash shop of the siblings Esca, there is currently not just a sale going on but also fox and sea snake alert! For these, among others, are some of the charming motives you will find on numerous, lovingly hand-printed T-shirts, hoodies, skirts and dresses. It’s particularly the long-sleeves made from organic cotton with witty forest, sea & fairytale forest residents that have to go, but also cool individual pieces like a grey fox-skirt or comfy sweatshirt-dresses are waiting for style pros and bargain huntresses. Very neat! Everything 50% off!
ESCA, Lange Gasse 19/1, 1080 Vienna. Until 16 February Wed-Fri 12:00 to 19:00. Web
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Bicycle flea market & work shop
Don’t these warm spring temperatures just make you want to go biking through the Danube-Auen or even the city? It’s sportive and also really hip right now! If you’re still in search of a cheap iron horse or if you want to exchange yours for a cooler model, pedal in the direction of WUK today. They are hosting this year’s first bicycle flea market. There are many models from private owners to choose from. Just try out a bike, get consults and bargain about the price. By the way, the self-help work shop will be open to get repairs and spare parts. Bring your photo ID!
WUK, Währinger Straße 7, 1090 Vienna. 7 February 15:00 to 18:00. Web
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Forests in the city
Yes please! More trees on the roofs! More meadows in the city! Smart urban gardeners already know that creating more green areas in a city automatically leads to a better quality of life. But today, Conrad Amber knows and shows how exactly „living” facades, lavender heaths, avenues of fruit trees and naturally shaded parking areas can be integrated into the cityscape. The photographer and “tree ambassador” will present successful city greening (& beautification) showpiece projects from his current book “Baumwelten”. Many great ideas, also for your own walls.
Museum of Natural History, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna. 7 Feb 18:30. Presentation is free, ticket 10 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Copenhagen Hus
Until now, Dotkind-owner Ea Marie Jensen has only been spreading the Danish lifestyle among little earthlings. In her new concept store Copenhagen Hus, however, grown up design- and Denmark lovers will get their money’s worth, too. The whitewashed, clean-chic shop in the seventh district is full of dreamy Scandinavian accessories, furniture and stylish decoration knick-knack. You just want to take everything home with you: funny striped vases, mint green spring lamps, cosmetics, delicacies, clothes hooks, and plant boxes! Even toothbrushes look stylish here!
Copenhagen Hus, Neubaugasse 57, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 11:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 17:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Mia Via
Now this is something unusual! Day Spa, natural cosmetics oasis, therapy centre, shop – and restaurant, all in one. MiaVia only opened a few days ago and it is all about having a good time and refuelling your batteries. The place specialises in clean-, raw-, and low-carb eating. It’s light, ultra-chic and cosy in a Scandinavian way! They only serve super-healthy dishes that taste pretty damn good. For example, the curry and green quinoa bowls, root vegetable medallions or the sous-vide cooked fish & meat dishes. From breakfast to dinner, and they also offer takeaway.
Mia Via, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 14-16, 1030 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:00 to 21:00, Sat from 10:30 Web


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