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n o v e m b e r 20 | 19. - 25.

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"Heya Girls!"
Now, I never would have thought that I would get grounded again at my age ;-) How to deal with it as an optimist? Put two glasses of wine in every room and go on a pub crawl in the evening. Yeah, I know, life is not great at the moment and the truth is a bitter one. But I still refuse to let a virus ruin my life. I prefer dreaming! Of a better future, a world worth living in, a healthier climate – the art collective “Dreame” is currently inviting all dreamers to share their very personal visions for their city, their country or the whole world with them and write them down on a website. In a unique, international project, the dreams are then visualised by artists and transformed into works of art. These will then be unveiled online on 31 December as well as live as projections in many cities around the world – in Vienna in the MuseumsQuartier on the facade of the Leopold Museum. Dream catchers of this world, unite!
Wishing you an optimistic week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
The Big Dream
. Participate online
illustration: dreame
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Jewellery Walk
The Viennese jewellery scene is going virtual – despite closed galleries, the Jewellery Walk is touring from today through a total of 15 galleries and presenting high-quality handcrafted jewellery in the most diverse styles, for example horn jewellery by Anita Münz, relief rings by Elisabeth Habig and statement pieces by Stoss im Himmel. On Saturday at 15:00 the artist Masako Hamaguci will be in an online talk with V&V Gallery. During the jewellery rally, you can take a look behind the scenes of the studios via video and get to know the artists and their jewellery.
Jewellery Walk. Online events and videos. 19 - 21 November. Web
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 Amelie Tobien, Foto Diana Grey
Blue Bird Festival
According to the Iroquois, the singing of the Bluebird is said to keep winter away and let the ice melt. The little blue bird wants to spread warmth again this year and lands on the screens of all indiefolk fans. The Blue Bird Festival is only available today and tmorrow live on the stream from Porgy & Bess. Today, circus girl Alicia Edelweiss and the sensitive pop singer OSKA are at the start. Tomorrow it will get emotional and poetic with Amelie Tobien, before Clara Luzia turns the heat on again. Listen in here – two evenings full of concentrated female musical power!
Blue Bird Festival, Porgy & Bess. 19 and 20 November 20:30. Livestream. Pay as you wish. Web
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 Gragger & Cie
Gragger Pop-up
 A ray of hope on dark shopping streets – the iconic baker Gragger & Cie is lodging in closed stores with its “pop-up bakery” concept during the lockdown. This way, the actual store owners save the rent and Mr. Gragger can sell his bread. The first pop-up bread is now available in a small shoe store in the seventh district. And anyone who has already tried the famous butter Salzstangerl knows: they spark at least as much joy as a new pair of shoes! Insider tip: Only here in the Pop-Up you can also buy cardamom snails. Risk of addiction: enormous ;-)
Gragger Pop-Up Brot-Shop, Lerchenfelder Straße 65, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 7:00 to 18:00, Sat 8:00 to 14:00. Web
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Online shopping can be tricky, especially in this unusual pre-Christmas period. But the treasures to be snatched at the blickfang design fair can only be a good purchase. The cool fair for independent design emphasizes sustainable consumption, supports small labels and young designers. From today on, the assortment of more than 200 exhibitors from Europe will be online for four days! You can discover Swiss furniture design, minimalist fashion, furnishings in homage to bauhaus and the Pantone colour of the year, Classic Blue.
blickfang. Online fair. 20 - 23 November. free of charge. Web 
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 La vendedora de lirios
Central-American Film Festival
If you are still feeding on the memories of the Viennale and miss the cinema, you should not miss out on the online edition of the Central American Film Festival – Latin American cinema in all its facets, with various topics and genres to be streamed. Today, the programme is dominated by the host country Argentina: The documentary “Zurück zum Feld” shows how social collectives oppose the country's agricultural policies, the political thriller “Alles nur in deinem Kopf” uncovers the horrors of human trafficking. Sophisticated streaming!
Mittelamerikanisches Filmfestival. Online events. 18 - 22 November. 2 € / 2 films. Web
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 CC Lizenz
Online Writing Evening
Every writer knows and fears it – writer’s block. You sit there for hours in front of a blank sheet of paper and nothing happens. But today that’s over: the online writing evening nudges the imagination with writing impulses and drabbles. Drabbles can be anything – funny, serious, fiction or real. The only rule: a drabble must be exactly 100 words long. Limitations encourage creativity! Today, you will drabble on the concept of “stable zones”. Together with other storytellers, you will put on paper what stability means to you. To the pen, ready, go!
Treffpunkt Schreiben. Online event. 20 November 19:00. Free of charge. Web
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 CC Lizenz
Online Tour through the Salesianerviertel
Through the 3rd district in pyjamas and slippers – made possible by Facebook Live! The online tour leads you through one of the most historical neighbourhoods in Vienna to the baroque splendour of the Belvedere. The Salesianergasse, stretching from the Stadtpark to Rennweg, is not only home to former aristocratic palaces, but also to the homes where many historical celebrities such as Hugo von Hoffmansthal and Franz Xaver Gruber lived, were born and died. Architectural treats and city history served at no cost. And all this comfortably from your bed ;-)
Palaces and embassies. Online guided tour. 21 November 14:00. Free of charge. Web 
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 Distanz Theater
Distance theatre
In the twilight, four imposing figures majestically look down onto the audience. It is a kind of theatre that can only be experienced in this way in the year 2020. Out of five texts that were written during lockdown 1.0, Peter Wagner stages an examination of the crisis in which giant puppets (led by dancers) act as mythological narrators. Live music by the band “Eros Kadaver und Sein Fürst” completes the dense atmosphere of the evening. The successful project “Distanz Theater” can now also be seen online – what could possibly be more appropriate this year?
First Austrian Distanz Theater. Video on demand. Free of charge. Web
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Advent wreaths from Zweigstelle
If you didn't make it to Porzellangasse before the lockdown – don't worry. Zweigstelle's original and handmade Advent wreaths are now coming directly to your front door. Here's how it works: the pictures of the unusual wreaths are shared on Instagram and Facebook, you choose from the selection and the wreath is brought to your home via courier. They are mostly unique pieces – so if you fall in love with a piece, better be quick! Whether classic evergreen, velvety, with peacock feathers, antlers or crazy modern – the flower artists around Andreas Bamesberger save the Advent!
Zweigstelle. Online sale and delivery. Until 6 December. Web
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 CC Lizenz
Live Baking Class: Chocolate Cookies 
Visiting grandma or mum is not possible at the moment. How are you supposed to get a supply of homemade Christmas cookies? The professionals offer a remedy: Sandra von Kornelia Urkorn and blogger Marie-Kriz bake their vegan chocolate cookies in a free live baking course. They are not only delicious but also easy to bake. The shopping list is available in advance – and when everyone at home screams for a refill, you have the recipe ready. So put on your apron and preheat the oven – even this year, nobody will take our Christmas cookies away!
Live cookie baking course. Online event. 22 November 15:00. Free of charge. Please register. Web
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 Yoga Mel
Yoga at Home
All puzzles are done, all bread has been baked. So for lockdown 2.0 a new hobby is needed. Why not try out yoga at last? Trainer Mel focuses on breathing and practices the asanas – basic yoga positions that strengthen the muscles and help you improve your balance. You don't need any previous knowledge for this, with an internet-capable device and a gym mat you are all set and ready to go. Only for today, the lesson will even be free of charge! But in return, you could make a donation after the yoga session to Caritas by means of a virtual after-yoga punch.
Yoga at Home. Online event. 22 November 18:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Ã–sterreichische Nationalbibliothek
Online Tour through the National Library
The most beautiful library in the most beautiful city in the world now also accessible from the couch! Together with a guide you can wander through the State Hall (thanks to Google Street View) – no corner remains hidden. The baroque hall houses a total of 200,000 valuable books and can still amaze you even after many visits. Finally you get to take your time, look all the statues in the face and maybe you will discover a new figure in the fresco this time? In addition, all burning questions are answered by the expert via the chat.
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. Online guided tour. 22 November 15:00. Web
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 Hanne Darboven
Virtual Tour at mumok
What do 720 stamps, 402 folders and 101 sheets of paper have in common? No, this is not about office supplies – today they are the centre of a virtual tour in the mumok! In the Facebook Live series #GemeinsamLive curators Jörg Wolfert and Patrick Puls regularly focus on two works of art of the mumok collection. Today, “Ein Jahrhundert” by conceptual artist Hanne Darboven, known for her rhythmic writing drawings, is on display, as well as “Afghanistan” by Italian artist Alighiero Boetti. Asking questions is welcome – art thrives on curiosity!
mumok. Facebook livestream. 23 November 15:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Noura M. El Kordy
Trade art for a shopping cart
Finally a suitable gift for the art lover that doesn’t make you go broke! In the virtual Christmas exhibition of the El-Kordy group of artists, works of art ranging from 40 to 90 € are available. Simply wander through the exhibition via mouse click, select the artwork and pick it up. You can buy colourful pop-art works by Peter Smolka, acrylic pourings by Noura El Kordy and abstract statement art by R-Stripes. The proceeds of the campaign go to Caritas, which uses them to finance weekly shopping for families in need. Best be quick – what’s gone is gone!
Atelier El-Kordy. Virtual exhibition + art sale. Until 23 November. Web
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 Katharina rührt
Christmas Cosmetics x 3
Damn – the shopping list for Christmas is already two metres long and then the shops close in front of your nose. The salvation: today Katharina Kohlbach shows in a live workshop how to make shower peeling, bath pralines and hand cream yourself from very simple and natural ingredients. There’s a shopping list with all important ingredients in advance. If you don't want to do your own shopping, you can have the finished shopping basket of “Katharina rührt” delivered to your door with just one click. And if you don’t have time today: The workshop is then available online until 24 December.
Katharina rührt. Online event. 24 November 20:00. 35 €. Web 
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The Right Words
Well, there are more pleasant things than job interviews. We know women in particular still find it difficult to present themselves in a fully positive light and to specify all their professional successes. Even the dreaded question about their own strengths and weaknesses is often not easy to answer. If self-expression isn’t really your thing, you can get verbal help from Karin Wolf, founder of the Institute for Cultural Concepts, today. In the free Zoom seminar she will offer suggestions and tips for the right words with which you can make an impression without appearing boastful.
Institut für Kulturkonzepte. Only online. 24 November 13:00 to 14:00. Free. With registration. Web
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 Sarah Arnald
Munich Book Show
The Vienna Book Fair has been cancelled, but the current Munich Book Show defies the circumstances and moves its top-class programme to the internet. In other words: exciting readings with star authors such as Ken Follett and Cornelia Funke are streamed live (and free of charge) until 29 November. Tonight, Tatort star Axel Milberg reads from Jonas Jonasson's new book. Jonasson became famous with the international bestseller “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared”. Afterwards, the Swedish master of bizarre humour joins us live for a talk.
Münchner Bücherschau. Reading with Jonas Jonasson 25 November 19:00. Free of charge. Web
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 San Diego Zoo
Live cameras at the San Diego Zoo
With its impressive dimensions, the San Diego Zoo in California is the most visited zoo in America. Penguins, polar bears, koalas, and tigers live here on over 40 hectares of land – and the zoo even has its own nature reserve. There is a good reason for this: endangered species live in near-natural habitats here. You can observe them through countless live cameras – even from Vienna. As soon as the sun rises, monkeys start lovingly picking crumbs from their fur and chubby panda bears do some cheery somersaults. When night falls, they put on a stream from the previous day.
San Diego Zoo. Online only. Live and in stream. Free of charge. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Wilder Osten
By now, Joanna Janas has been living in Vienna longer than in Poland. Recently, she finally brought her beloved specialities from home to her adopted country – to a stand at the Vorgartenmarkt. Extra nice (and often organic) are the delicacies of small producers: Chicory and acorn coffee, dried red-cap mushrooms, pickled cucumbers and sunflower spreads. She also has the famous Bunzlau pottery with flowers and blue dots. And to match the season, the delicatessen shop also sells hand-decorated gingerbread and Cracow nativity scenes made of glittering chocolate paper.
Wilder Osten, Vorgartenmarkt Stand 31, 1020 Vienna. Mon - Fri 8:00 to 18:00, Sat until 16:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Ho&Co Design
Drinks at Home
The professional cocktail bar in the living room: 12 bartenders from 8 local bars have joined forces in order to delight us with their cheerful creations during the lockdown. The mixers themselves smile at you from the labels on the fancy bottles, which can be standing in front of your door via delivery within an hour. Isabella Lombardo's “Frenchman in NY” is the ideal companion for cosy evenings, Sammy Walvis's “Island Truffle” rounds off every dinner and the Matiki Bar delivers fruity taste adventures with “Wild Wild Berry” and “Va t'faire”. Well then, cheers!
Drinks at Home. Delivery in Vienna. Tue-Sun 17:00 to 22:00. Web


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