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o c t o b e r 17 | 12. - 18.

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"Heya Girls!"
A piece of dance history returns to Vienna this week! 34 years ago, Belgian choreograph Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker created the piece “Rosas danst Rosas” – breathtaking, modern, and her breakthrough to her legendary international career. The “Rosas” were – even though it wasn’t planned as such – a strong bit of feminism: “Five Movements for Four Women” (the original subtitle) brings the power and sensitivity of women to the stage with an almost mathematical choreography. With late effects: In 2011, pop-diva Beyoncé used moves from that choreography for her clip “Countdown” – without asking. De Keersmaker reacted with composure and invited everybody to interpret the plagiarised dance passages themselves and make them public via clip. Which was an overwhelming success! Hundreds of videos made “Re:Rosas” a world-wide community project. And if you, like me, haven’t joined in yet, you can do it this week in Vienna! For one hour before and one hour after the show, we can dance Rosas – and be Rosas!

Wishing you a wild week,
Your CitySpotterGirl

Odeon, Taborstraße 10, 1020 Vienna. 17-27 October, 18-42 €. Web
Rosas danst Rosas, Foto Herman Sorgeloos
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Pop Up Store Fjordlys
For three days, you’re „Hjertelig velkommen!” at the magical interior design-warehouse sale from Fjordlys-owner Annette Giendl. The colourful mix of kitschy-pretty Bullerby-&Pippi Longstocking-design and a huge choice of Nordic deco-bargains encourages browsing and gourmandising. There’s a discount of up to -50% on stylomaton-ware by Bloomingville, Broste Copenhage (funny rocking glasses!) and other favourite suspects of yours. So quickly snaffle tableware, cool vases, carpets, table runners, and cushions and pretty-up your own Villa Villekulla.
Kulturforum DanAustria, Keilgasse 3, 1030 Vienna. 12-14 October, Thu 12:00 to 19:00, Fri+Sat 11:00 to 17:00. Free entry. Web 
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 Elizaveta Porodina
The Bilderbuch of Elizaveta Porodina
Well, does that name ring a bell? CitySpotterGirl has been keeping an eye on the 30-year old exceptional photographer and multi-artist for a while – especially on her amazing portrait photos and iconic fashion editorials for Vogue, Hugo Boss, and Louis Vuitton. But now, after having placed Austrian Bilderbuch-singer Maurice Ernst at a dance pole in an unforgettably ingenious way in the music video “Bungalow”, you simply have to know (and love!) the native Muscovite. Starting now, her imaginative works can be seen in an extensive exhibition in Vienna. Go, go, go!
OstLicht, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna. Until 16 December, Wed-Sat 12:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Talking and eating brings people together. Yes, that may be an old saying, but it’s being interpreted in a completely new way today! Namely by the two starry-eyed idealists Ursula Kermer und Julia Scharinger who are hosting a cheerful-casual multi-culti picnic in Penzing. So if you live in the 14th or if you want to find friends from all cultures, just pack our favourite dish in a bag today! No matter if Kärntner Reindling, Russian chocolate cheesecake or Arabic semolina cake, it’s all about eating, chatting and laughing together. Don’t forget your picnic blanket!
Casino-Park Baumgarten, 1140 Vienna. Bad weather: Morgenrot, Linzerstraße 297. 12 October, 15:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Arche Noah/ schewig fotodesign
Arche Noah Pop-up Store
And they say it only greens up in the spring! But autumn provides a colourful range of scented berry bushes, old fruit tree varieties and winter-proof herbs and vegetables, too. And to help all these organic-and rarities greens make their way into the city area as well, the Arche Nosh shop will pop up from 12 to 28 October at Rechte Wienzeile. So if you’ve always wanted to revamp your garden with an old plum tree, dreamed of a blueberry hedge on the balcony or if you still need to get some fresh potted herbs for the winter-kitchen, make your way to the 5th. Plenty of choice!
Arche Noah Pop-up Store, Rechte Wienzeile 123, 1050 Vienna. Thu-Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Susanne Kadletz
Clowns … don't know how to behave
Humour is still the best medicine! For instance for lovesickness, constant brooding, or pondering problems. Theatre educator and actress Susanne Kadletz is aware of that, which is why she’s hosting a two-day clown-workshop. A mix of physical exercises, meditation, and improvisation-games will teach you how to deal with fears in an easy and playful manner, how to laugh yourself to health – and particularly, how to get back up on your feet again gracefully after having fallen flat on your face. A cheers for clowns and their unconventional, creative and funny strategies for solving problems!
VHS Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Schwendergasse 41, 1150 Vienna. 13+14 October. 111.60 €. Web
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 Didi Sattmann
Vienna Calling. A History of Pop Music
Much to see and even more to listen to! In CitySpotterGirl’s second living-room (meaning the Wien Museum ;-) Falco’s “Kommissar” and Ambros’ “Hofa” are walking the beat. But there’s also Drahdiwaberl and museum newcomers like Bilderbuch and Wanda that rock the house. All of that will take place in the course of the new exhibition “Vienna Calling”, which portrays six decades of Viennese rock- and pop history and lets you experience by means of 40 audiovisual stations what you once couldn’t get out of your head. With fascinating insights into studios, archive material and cult discos like U4. A potential hit!
Wien Museum, Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Vienna. Until 25 March, Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. 10 €. Web
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3 Viennese labels in a pop-up shop
Decorative and chic stuff from Vienna – that’s what incurable fashionistas can snatch up today and tomorrow at the gallery artunited. In on it: the sportive-elegant label amateur with cool hoodie jackets, cardigans, pullovers & co. And: designer Katharina Amenitsch alias KAMEN with exciting variations of the little and the big black dress (want one!). Great colours, a lot in cool black. And if you want to use the opportunity to pimp up your new outfit with fashionable geometrical jewellery-features, then you’ve come to the right place with sarahlisa. Handcrafted and designed in Vienna!
artunited, Glasergasse 4a, 1090 Vienna. 14+15 October, 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Lisa Bäck
Lower Austrian Days of Open Ateliers
Hurray, weekend! Today, CitySpotterGirl is in the mood for a little country outing, especially since all of Lower Austria is bustling and humming like a beehive with artistic activity. More than 1,000 artists open their ateliers for two days and invite people to look, marvel, and join in. The full program (with workshops, concerts & co) can be seen here! And considering the overwhelming flood of graphics, sculpting, painting, jewellery, and other arts, you’ll have to settle on one region or city, willy-nilly. For instance on Korneuburg with the collective exhibition of the Da Vinci Club.
Various locations in all of Lower Austria. 14+15 October. Free entry. Web 
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 Angelo Kreuzberger
Soiree Africaribic
Hot, hot, hot! Tonight, we can safely leave our comfy sweaters at home. For at the Schwarzberg, captivating sambo-artists, afro-bands, and reggae-DJs put on such a fiery show that a bikini would be more fitting! It gets particularly sunny with samba-band Edison Tadeu from Brazil that will play some of their wild bossa nova hits. Or the main act of the afro-Caribbean night: Prince Zeka! He’s even developed his own style of music called “Makoul”, which makes it absolutely impossible for anybody to keep their seats. A groovy music- and dance night!
Schwarzberg Wien, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna. 14 October, from 20:00. 23 €. Web
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Women of Ravensbrück
They were young and old, political or religious, racially persecuted or had been drawn into the Nazi annihilation machine: the women of Ravensbrück. 70 years ago, the survivors of the biggest concentration camp for women joined together in a sort of “camp community” to collectively process, to remember, and to warn. A walk through the city on the occasion of the founding anniversary gives you the chance to visit places of remembrance and of resistance and to follow the tracks of Rosa Jochmann, Regine Chum and other courageous women.
Meeting point: Rosa Jochmann Park, entrance Weintraubengasse, 1020 Vienna. 15 October, 11:00. 12 €. Web
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Flex Flea market & Gym flea market
Today, there’s not one but two opportunities for you to go on a neat bargain hunt for original second-hand goods. Flea market no. 1 rages at Flex at Danube Canal, tempting you with clothes, jewellery and nice knick-knack (from 16:00). A few tables with Viennese Fashion labels like LauserVienna will be there too! And there’s also dancing and chilling, so you can seamlessly transition from shopping to the joy of partying (smirk). Flea market no. 2 is spreading out from 12:00 to 20:00 at the gym at Brick-5. Same colourful browsing assortment. Plus super-tasty pies from GoSweetBakery!
Flex, Augartenbrücke 1, 1010 Vienna. 15 October. 16:00 to 22:00. Web Brick-5, 1150 Vienna. 12:00 to 20:00. Web
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Dianne Reeves
She’s one of the greatest stars in the jazz-soul business. Tonight, she’ll bring down the house at Konzerthaus Vienna with her powerful voice and her wonderful-lyrical ballads: Diane Reeves! So, time to get dressed up and get your swing-groove on for the five times Grammy-nominated and “best-vocal” jazz icon. The passion and power-voice of the African-American singer goes through your ears and right into your heart. The new program includes all her numbers which are about the small and big moments of happiness. Which is exactly what you’ll experience tonight.
Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 15 October 19:30. 23-81 €. Web
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Fancy dog accessories by Hunter
It sure makes doggie mums happy when their beloved puppy lives in style, be it food-wise, sleep-wise or leash-wise. And that of course at the highest level of comfort! Hunter stores with stylish dog supplies exist worldwide from Tokyo to Oslo – and since last year, there’s one in Vienna too, in the second district. So, make sure to check it out after the next outing at Prater – or try your luck right here right now! CitySpotterGirl is raffling three comfy dog beds as well as two elegant leather collar-leash combinations plus cute bowl-sets. Read here how to participate in the raffle. Good luck, there will be some very happy dogs soon! 
Raffle CitySpotterGirl, run time until 2 November 2017. All information and legal notices online
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Carnutum in Vienna
More than 200 vines from about 40 vineyards from Carnuntum – what more reasons could wine enthusiasts need to go on a pilgrimage to the Austrian National Library (!) today to indulge in a few glasses. There, the leading vintners of the aspiring red-wine region will present their selected vines - amongst them of course also the varietal Zweigelt “Rubin Carnuntum”, the oenological business card of the region, so to speak ;-) You may also enjoy tickling your palate with iconic-cuvees, single-vineyard wine, and white vines, plus they also serve regional delicacies. Attention, limited number of participants!
Austrian National Library, Josefsplatz, 1010 Vienna. 16 October. 17:00 to 22.00. 22 €. Web
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Uli Brée: Schwindelfrei
While you wait for “Vorstadtweiber” to dispense their venom on TV again, you can delight in revelling in female abysses in the written medium. “Vorstadtweiber”-creator Uli Brée’s second novel also tells stories about women, reminding us about our own love highlights and painful crashes. “Schwindelfrei” is about the first sex, fleeting love for a stranger, dirty fantasies, and absurd dreams, about big passion, hormones and chocolate. Oh dear ;-) More on this by the author himself in sensual-honest words tonight at Thalia!

Hotel Altstadt, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna. 17 October 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Jean Baptiste Millot
Souad Massi
So beautiful! Today, the Algerian star singer/songwriter Souad Massi opens the Salam Orient Music Festival at Porgy with her new album. As one of the best well-known Arabic singers, her texts deal with the current developments and dangers in the Muslim world, but you don’t have to understand Arabic to appreciate the wonderfully melancholic songs! The singer with her enchanting voice is being accompanied by drams and guitar. The festival will run until 31 October, you can check out the mostly oriental program here.
Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 17 October 20:30. 28 €. Web
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Crime night
Blood and thunder in the city of Vienna! Tonight, the crème de la crème of native and international crime world is meeting up: about 50 authors will put the fear of god into the visitors – though often in a cosy coffee-house flair. At Café Landtmann, Wolfgang Böck will be reading from the latest crime novel by Ernst Hinterberger, the creator of Mundl and Trautmann; at MuTh, you can follow forensic examiner David Hunter from the thriller-master Simon Beckett at a reading of “Totenfang“ (“The Restless Dead“) and Eva Rossmann brings excitement at rien with her “Patrioten” plot. All readings are free of charge, but better reserve a seat!
Various locations all over Vienna. 17 October from 18:30. Free entry. Web
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 Aux Gazelles
15 years Aux Gazelles
An oasis of well-being, orient-bazar, cuisine-temple – Aux Gazelles has been offering these things - among many others – for 15 years. Good thing too that owner Christine Ruckendorfer tottered down Rahlstiege back in the day and thus discovered the former brick factory! Today they celebrate their birthday in style: with a belly-dance show, oriental delicacies and hot party-rhythm! This of course means ordering couscous instead of thé à la menthe, and get one’s groove on to Arabic music instead of relaxing at Hammam bath. It starts at 19:00! Let’s hope it last for 1001 nights :-)

Aux Gazelles, Rahlgasse 5, 1060 Vienna. 18 October from 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Ă–sterreichische Nationalbibliothek
Österreich liest
For all bookworms, writing enthusiasts and those interested in history: The Austrian National Library open her doors today in the course of the festival “Österreich liest” (Austria reads) and offers a fascinating look behind the venerable offstage area. An architecture tour takes you to the impressive (and usually not publicly accessible) book storage, plus you can find information in old books on topics like deciphering old scriptures like Kurrent or genealogical research. By the way, exciting events from readings to flea markets also take place in other libraries until 22 October. Program here.
Austrian National Library, entrance Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. From 8:30. Free entry. Web
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Kleingeldaffaire 3
What’s the life of a mistress like? Exciting, exhausting, on top of the world one moment, down in the dumps and in the depths of despair the next? Elfriede Hammerl looks into the soul of “the“ mistress with a lot of humour and analytical wit. Her novel “Kleingeldaffaire“ came out in 2011; “Kleingeldaffaire 3“ is a new theatre version of the comedy – with three women in their prime age shaken up by love and life as main protagonists. “I’m not interested in why people freak out but why they don’t”, says the author. Same here ;-)

Freie Bühne Wieden, Wiedner Hauptstraße 60, 1040 Vienna. 18 October 19:30. From 24 €. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Karl Lagerfeld
And now the grandmaster of couture, too, has found his way to Kohlmarkt! Or should we say: God himself? Karl Lagerfeld has opened his first store in Austria. The good news: the home brand of the Chanel- and Fendi wizard is actually affordable. They focus on bags, but they also offer elegant women’s wear, jewellery, and shoes. Currently, there’s a lot in black/white (like refined tie-neck schoolgirl blouses) and whiskery motives for fans of Karl’s cat Choupette, that adorn glittery clutches, caps and fingerless gloves. Modern shop with – yes, really – Old Vienna flair!
Karl Lagerfeld, Kohlmarkt 11, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Hopefully not just a culinary shooting star, but longer in the sky! The restaurant at the Urania has new tenants and has been smartened up quite nicely. More light and more hip than before and the view of the water is top anyway. For lunch, you may confidently treat yourself to a two-course meal for 12.50 € because it’s all very “low carb”, with lots of greens and healthy stuff like pumpkin salad, pepper filled with Ebly wheat, or free-range chicken. Breakfast is served all day, they don’t count the calories for the pancakes (also raw!), porridge & co, but the proteins listed in the menu. Sounds better anyway!
Klyo, Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Vienna. Daily 9:00 to 1:00. Web


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