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j u n e 17 | 8. - 14.

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"Heya Girls!"
This week is smiling on fashionistas: “C´mon, let’s check out some fashion” will be pretty much the battle cry of the next few days. It already starts on Thursday with the Vienna Fashion Night. 60 shops, great limited editions, sales and goodies, cocktails and shows, fashion parties and pop-up-stores turn the inner city into a fashion hot spot. The big Fashion Show will take place on the terrace of Erste Bank Lounge at Graben and will be hosted by Boutique Sterngasse 4. If you have special interest in native fashion newcomers you’ll really enjoy yourself in Hetzendorf. On two days (Monday and Tuesday), fashion students will present their trend visions and the best final project designs on the catwalk – in a big fashion tent with 500 seats and a wonderful view of the palace garden. And since vintage is one of the biggest fashion trends these days, Dorotheum will host an online auction of luxury fashion and accessories of days gone by – with beautiful pieces by Issey Miyake (photo), Chanel and Hermès.

Wishing you a well-dressed week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Vienna Fashion Night, 8.6. Web Modeschule Hetzendorf, 12+13 June. Web Dorotheum, 14 June. Web
Photo: Dorotheum, I. Miyake - Pleats Please "Flaggen"-Dress
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 Jan Bauer
Jonathan Meese: Moonparsifal
He has referred to himself as “culture terrorist” and was banned from Bayreuth, where he was supposed to direct Parsifal. For Festival Vienna, Jonathan Meese “may” now show his reinterpretation of the Wagner piece as a space opera. For this, Parsifal was catapulted into space and into a revolutionary year in a far-flung future. The music is provided by Bernhard Lang, who closely follows the libretto and the structure of Wagner’s opera, while simultaneously creating a whole new universe of sound. And everyone who’s familiar with maniac Meese and his approach to art can guess: that’s some wicked stuff!

Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6, 1060 Vienna. 8 June 18:00. from 7 €. Web
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  Almodovar „Julieta"
Rooftop Cinema
It’s that time of year again! The open-air cinema on the roof of the Central Library trusts in good weather until September 3rd and will open for eight weeks on the most beautiful roof of the city. Almost 90 film highlights, festival successes and box office hits will come to the big screen – from „Toni Erdmann“ to Almodovar’s „Julieta“. The films start at 21:30, the Cinebar on the roof with a view of Vienna is open daily until 24:00. Kick-off is today, with an advance showing of the Vienne culture-clash comedy “The Migrumpies”, celebrating its debut on the roof before its real premiere. Director and crew will be there as well!

Central Library, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna. 8 June – 3 September. 21:00. 8 €. Web
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Roaring Thursday
Ladies, better bring your feather boa today ;-) You’ll need it after the office for a little journey through time to the Roaring Twenties. The Hilton hosts an after-work event in the spirit of the 1920s – sparkling headbands, Charleston, feather boas, smoking cigarettes holders and finest Swing. In addition to all that, delicious finger food will be served and long drinks mixed, and the dignified-glamorous ambiance is the icing on the cake. Everyone showing up dressed in 20s style will be rewarded with a cocktail during Happy Hour.

Hilton Vienna Plaza, Schottenring 11, 1010 Vienna. 8 June 18:00 to 21:00. Web
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 Lena Hoschek
Lena Hoschek Sample Sale
Ohhh, now this is a sale that really shouldn’t be missed! Star-designer Lena Hoschek hosts a two-day sample sale at her atelier in Meidling. There, fans of the super-feminine Hoschek style can rummage through a huge selection of previous prêt-à-porter and national costume collections. Plus, there are also great single pieces and accessories, and a number of collection patterns – and all of that up to -70% off. And for the first time, you can also get hold of gorgeous couture evening gowns and some super cheap vintage pieces from Lena’s own archive!

Lena Hoschek Atelier, Längenfeldgasse 27/7a, 1120 Vienna. 9 June 10:00 to 19:00, 10 June 10:00 to 16:00. Web
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  B.B.'s Bakery
Vegan sweet tooth
Careful, proceed only if your blood sugar level isn’t too low right now ;-) Because we’ll be talking about such irresistible things as downy mini-cupcakes, creamy berry-tartelettes, quark-crumble thaler, exotic cheesecakes or chocolate bombastic brownie confection. Two cake queens are at work today at the 7th district: Sonja from Easy-going Bakery and Brigitte from the B.B.’s Bakery will be filling the cake display cabinet with everything that tastes forbidden but is actually allowed – because it’s purely vegan and much of it is also gluten free and even sugar free ;-) Yep, we’re already on our way!

Easy-going Bakery, Burggasse 20, 1070 Vienna. June 9, 13:00 to 19:30. Web
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  Kirchgasser Fotografie
1st Nordic Summer Ball
Yes, the far North has become real fashionable and is also a popular holiday destination. And today you can get into the right mood by venturing onto the dance floor of the first Nordic Summer Ball taking place at the beautiful baroque Palace Schönburg. It will contain all the elements of a classic ball with opening, dancing, and live-music in an elegant setting and evening dress, as it should be. But you will also hear Danish songs, and you can quickly learn Finnish tango at a workshop before you throw yourself on to the dance floor. Plus, they’ll serve “Fröken Lakrits”-sweets and vodka. Hey Skol!

Palais Schönburg, Rainergasse 11, 1040 Vienna. June 9 at 20:00. 50 €. Web
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 Sonja's Strickatelier
Vienna Stitch Hike
Whether socks, granny squares or hippie bikini, never mind: Knit in public! Today’s World Wide Knit in Public Day starts in Vienna with a breakfast at Café Korb. Afterwards, the knitting guerilla squad will hike their way from one DIY-location to the next while knitting, crocheting, and talking shop: from Wollmeile in the 2th to Laufmasche in the 4th to WolleWien at Fleischmarkt. The plan includes leaving colourful traces and adorn the city with little knit/crochet-ornaments along the way. By the way, suburb-women may find kindred spirits today at Sonja’s Strickatelier (knitting studio) in the 18th district!

Starting point: Cafe Korb, 1010 Vienna. 10 June 9:00. Free of charge. Sign up! Web
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feinedinge* Sample Sale
Attention all friends of porcelain and pastel, this is an important announcement: The long-awaited sample sale in Sandra Haischerger’s china paradise will take place again! Over the course of two days, the pretty tableware will be sold at hugely reduced prices. With delicate colours, with Asian floral patterns or with a gold dot – gosh! And also beautifully formed vases, lovely little heart-shaped bowls, drinking cups, plus colour pattern samples from different series of the manufactory. Every piece is a work of art, so never mind buying individual pieces! The next sale will come for sure, anyway ;-)

feinedinge* atelier, Margaretenstraße 35, 1050 Vienna. 9 + 10 June 10. Web
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Kiefer Sutherland
Not Enough Whiskey In Europe! Thinks Hollywood-star Kiefer Sutherland who’s currently touring Austria as a musician (yes really!) under this title. Today at WUK, fans of the “24”-actor can see for themselves that he can’t only play in front of the camera. In the course of his 30-year career, he has found other projects that he pursued with dedication and commitment. He had a ranch, bred cattle and participated successfully at many “roping” events as a cowboy. And now as Americana-singer with his husky voice, he’s definitely captivating as well! Listen to a sample here.

WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 10 June 20:00. 34 €. Web
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Barbecue Sunday “Cargolade” at Palace Coburg
Ohlala, a very special barbecue event at one of the cosiest places of the city! In the beautiful garden of Palace Coburg, wine grower Luc Richard from southern France and native snail farmer Andreas Gugumuck will fire up the grill today. Or rather: the log fire. Because that’s where the snails filled with a drop of melted bacon will be roasted, which is a Catalonian speciality called “cargolade”. There will also be rump steaks, Merguez-sausages and duck breast, served with French wine! Merveilleux!

Palais Coburg, Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Vienna. 11 June 12:30 and 13:30. 55 €. Web 
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 Martin Parr
After the sensational success of last year, the ViennaPhotoBookFestival has now definitely become Europe’s most important photo book festival. While usually not often in the limelight, photo books as independent art form here become the focus of attention – and for two days, the Expedithalle will serve as stage: 1,200 sqm, more than 100 international books sellers, countless artists. You can browse, buy photo books and chat with publishers. And since the new hall offers more space, photographers will for the first time sell signed (and affordable!) prints!

Expedithalle, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna. 10+11 June. Free entry. Web
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Sunday flea market Schallergasse
Normally, Meidling is not really part of your usual bargain-hunting ground. Although: Sale-pros may already remember that area near Gürtel from the Stocksale Shoe Flash. In any case, today there will be a (private!) flea market with about 50 stalls on the 500 square metres of the former supermarket store in Schallergasse. There will be a colourful mix of clothes, bags, tableware, DVDs, knick-knacks, funny stuff, horrible stuff, old and new stuff and stupid junk ;-) And since the “Wiener Wunderweiber” (Viennese Wonder Women) are behind it, you can bet there will be a really nice women’s group bustling about!

Flohmarkt, Schallergasse 24, 1120 Vienna. 11 June 10:00 until 15:00. Free entry. Web
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Learning to be happy
How do you keep happiness from slipping through your fingers like sand and make it last: today, psychologist Angela Winkler is giving a talk and offers ideas on how to find lasting happiness. After all, there’s quite a lot you can contribute yourself. Factors like relationship status and bank account balance are actually not really crucial – which is something that happiness research confirms. Here’s a neat idea in advance: collect small moments of happiness, write them down and put them into a glass. Whenever you need it, draw one out and remember one of these happy moments!

CTC-Academy, Rudolfsplatz 5/15, 1010 Vienna. 12 June 19:30. Free entry. Sign up! Web
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 Gerald Kaiser
Happy Body Try Out
Blockages, be gone! Now that the weather is finally cooperating, it’s time to get rid of the last physical-emotional winter baggage. In the sessions of Grindberg-practitioner Gerald Kaiser you learn to recognize all tensions and moods in your own body and how to let go of them by means of individually adapted touches. You will experience a sense of relaxation and vitality – perfect for a powerful start into the summer. If you want to treat yourself to such an energy boost: Until Wednesday, first sessions are only 30 Euros instead of 70!

Gerald Kaiser, Mariahilfer Straße 124, 1070 Vienna. Until 14 June. 30 €/hour. Web
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 Kohei Nishi / Foto: Luca Fuchs
Show Angewandte
And another important fashion-related date this week: the young designer elite show off their abilities. Students and graduates of the fashion design classes at the Angewandte (Applied Arts) present their ingenious creations – and ever since fashion designer Hussein Chalayan took over the class, the show has attracted international attention. All in all, more than 200 handmade designs will provide an overflow of stimuli to our eyes. At the end, an international expert jury will choose the best designs, including fashion editor Sabina Schreder from New York.

Orangerie Schönbrunn, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Vienna. 13 June 18:00 and 20:30. 32 €. Web
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 Austria Design Net
Design made in Austria. Sold worldwide
Austria is famous for its culture, its unspoilt nature and its high quality of living. But we are also a force to reckon with when it comes to design. Only you’re not always aware how native Austrians make a splash abroad. A new exhibition at designforum now displays innovative everyday objects from different areas ranging from product-, industry- to furniture design. Some examples include Kästle skies that were created in the Salzburg design studio Kiska, Riedel wine cups or a bottle cooler that Thomas Feichtner from Vienna has designed for Absolut Vodka. The opening is today!

designforum, MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Opening 13 June 18:30. Free entry. Web
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 Emiliano Soravia
Clean girls – dirty whores
Sexuality and Islam: What does it mean to be Muslim girl and live in a free and western society? For the KosmosTheater, young Muslim and western actresses have created a candid and personal evening of theatre. Based on the women’s monologues of the play “Black Virgins” by Feridun Zaimoglu, they incorporate their own experiences with regard to gender roles, moral concepts, love, virginity, choosing a partner, sexual self-determination and honour. And if the divide between the cultures seems insurmountable, there’s dancing. Really exciting!

KosmosTheater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. 9, 10, 13 and 14 June 20:30. 19 €. Web
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 Verena Hirzenberger
Functional Training in the park
There’s no more pleasant and effective way to get in shape! Personal trainer Verena Hirzenberger offers strength training in several parks in Vienna, on Wednesday mornings, the beautiful Türkenschanzpark serves as open air fitness studio. How nice, such an outdoors training! TRX-sling training ropes are attached to a large tree to strengthen the arm muscles, then it’s off over the meadows in crab movements to get a firm butt, and the park benches are used for push-ups. Since the training is organized in small groups only, every exercise can be personalized. Please sign up!

Türkenschanzpark: entrance at Dänenstraße, 1180 Vienna. Always Wednesday 8:30 to 9:15. 18 €. Web
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 Andy Rementer
Free: Vienna Symphony at MQ
The MuseumsQuartier is always a hot spot in summer, and the new series of events “Summer of Movement” brings even more cool events to the courtyards. And to kick it off, the Symphoniker themselves will be playing - for free! They will play popular dances like Offenbach’s “Can Can”; Brahms’ atmospheric “Hungarian Dance no. 5” or Bizet’s fiery “Carmen Suite” – grand melodies, great atmosphere! The open air concert will be conducted by the young British Maestro Ben Gernon. And before that (starting at 16:30), the “Vienna Symphony Jazz Project” will give a rousing join-in concert.

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 14 June 20:30. Free entry. Web
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Shop of the week 
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 Christoph Panzer
LGV Gärtnergschäftl
107 market gardens from Lower Austria and Vienna are part of the LGV association, producing more than 40 types of vegetables. Now the first LGV-store has opened in the 4th district – local supply fresh from the field! They have classics from apples to zucchini in their nice shop, but also rarities like fresh wheatgrass, Asian water lettuce or honeyberries. In the tiled cellar, they store refrigerated things like meat or yoghurt, and at the bar counter, you can buy fresh BROTocnik-bread, coffee and sinful pastries from Gregors confectionery, which you can enjoy up on the gallery of the store. Good stuff!

LGV Gärtnergschäftl, Kettenbrückengasse 20, 1040 Vienna. Tue-Fr 9:00 to 18:00, Sa 9:00 to 15:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Suppito Rochuspark
By now it’s well known that Andrea Scholdan can win over any soup sceptic. At Suppito, she provides her fan base with delicious, healthy soups and stews made in accordance with TCM principles. Only disadvantage: you can’t dine at the manufactory, just shop. But from now on that problem is solved: at Suppito Bistro you can enjoy your soup on site. The small and simple restaurant is located in the courtyard of a co-working space and offers a different soup and stew on a daily basis. The best soups to enjoy in the charming inner courtyard are cream of asparagus soup, gazpacho or spicy tomato-coconut soup.

Suppito Rochuspark, Erdbergstraße 10, 1030 Vienna. Mo-Fri 11:00 to 15:00 Uhr. Web


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