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j a n u a r y 19 | 17. - 23.

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"Heya Girls!"
This is going to be a farewell with pomp and circumstance! The Wien Museum employees call “Closing hour!” – and on 3 February, it will happen: the location at Karlsplatz will be closed due to a complete conversion. But before that, there will be one last excessive celebration: From 19 January, they grant free entry to the museum and offer a packed programme with guided tours, music and theatre. At “Sunday with Friends”, 12 Viennese celebrities (like Lotte Tobisch and Cecily Corti) lead visitors through the museum and present their personal highlights. The sexy “Schmusechor” makes the entire house swing, and the performance group Nesterval stages the Wien Museum opening night from anno 1959 as adventure. And to the “Festbankett”, they have invited Gustav Klimt, Maria Theresia, and Sigmund Freud. Dress code for viewers: evening gown or suit with mask! I myself won’t be able to be there, though. Because I travel to London on a CitySpotterGirl-trend-search. It’s all about life-long learning ;-) If you want you can follow my discoveries on Instagram: stadtspionin_wien. See you!
Wishing you a curious week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Wien Museum, Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna. 19 January until 3 February Web
Nesterval, Photo: Alexandra Thompson
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Art’s Birthday 2019
According to Robert Filliou, everything started on a 17 January a million years ago: a man took a dry sponge and dropped it into a bucket full of water. It is not important who that man was since he is dead but art is alive, said the French Fluxus artist in 1963 about the birth of art. Ever since then, “Art’s Birthday” is celebrated all over the world. Including Vienna, where art will be created live, and where art can be exchanged and enjoyed at ORF RadioKulturhaus on the occasion of the now 1,000,056th birthday of art. Even a piano robot joins in ;-)
ORF RadioKulturhaus, Argentinierstraße 30a, 1040 Vienna. 17 January 20:00. Free entry. Web
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The Maltese Falcon
To the cinema with President VdB: on the occasion of the film series “Wild Card”, the Votivkino regularly invites celebs to choose a film which is then shown in their presence. Today, Alexander Van der Bellen is a guest at the cinema, he chose the US-American crime film “The Maltese Falcon” (English original version) with Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. In this film, two private investigators are tasked by a woman with tailing a shady character, soon afterwards there are murders happening. Afterwards there’s a talk about the film with the President!
Votivkino, Währinger Straße 12, 1090 Vienna. 17 January 19:00. 9.80 €. Web
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 Shanti Yoga Store
Flash Sale at Shanti Yoga Store
A sale that is easy to justify – because achieving one’s fitness-related resolutions for 2019 can be managed much better in a new outfit! In any case, there is a giant sale with lots of bargains from up to minus 70 percent going on at the Shanti Yoga Store. Aside from comfy yoga clothes (which are also suitable for other sports) from brands like Onzie or Manduka, they also have meditation cushions in cheerful yellow and orange, inspiring books, chic mat towels, and Soulbottle drinking bottles. And the whole sports bra shelf is included in the sale, as well!
Shanti Yoga Store, Lindengasse 38, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Never before was there ice-skating on such a high level in front of the Rathaus ;-) Because for the first time, the “Eistraum” has a second level with an 850m2 ice terrace. Ice princesses can glide up and down via ramp. On ground level, too, there are 4 ice rinks to be used again, plus “Traumpfade” through the Rathaus park. Tonight seems convenient for test driving, since, first of all, it’s free and secondly, you can admire the impressive show of the British “Ice Glitz Productions”. Plus, the Viennese Women’s Ice Hockey team “EHV-Sabres” also demonstrates what’s possible on blades.
Wiener Eistraum, Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna. Opening 18 January 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Monika Herschberger
By now, around 8,000 women hang around in the Facebook group “Wiener Wunderweiber”, including many artists. One of them is Judit Fortelny, who had the idea for the first Wunderweiber exhibition. Eleven artists were picked – some well-known, others less so, who now present a variety of their works. Among the “Wunderwerke” are expressive-abstract collages, paintings, and delightful illustrations as well as figurative portraits. Vernissage is today, if you shy away from the women hurry-scurry you can also see the exhibition tomorrow and on Sunday.
Kro Art Gallery, Getreidemarkt 15, 1060 Vienna. Vernissage 18 January 17:00. Web
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Beginners Cooking Course
This will get even those behind the stove who always swear to all the gods that they can’t cook! For today’s course with professional chef Georg Kriz has the goal of turning every participant into a hobby cook. He will provide basic knowledge like “correct cutting” or “braising”, plus tips and tricks on how to avoid kitchen stress. By means of step-by-step instructions, you will conjure 5 uncomplicated dishes made from organic ingredients, like a shrimp-bulgur-pan or pork tenderloin with winter aroma – which definitely have the potential of impressing friends and family ;-)
ichkoche - Die Kochschule, Girardigasse 2-6, 1060 Vienna. 18 January 17:30 to 21:30. 99 €. Web
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Women’s Breakfast with energy consulting
Even if most politicians ignore or sugarcoat the looming scenario – climate protection concerns all of us! Everyone can do their share to help ensure that the planet will be liveable for our children and grand-children, too. At today’s women’s breakfast, Karin Gruber, environmental manager and energy consultant, offers insight into her area of expertise and provides helpful tips on how to save energy, conserve resources, and live a sustainable lifestyle. Sustainable living is discussed, as well. Every one of us is a decision-maker, so let’s get on with it!
Frauenhetz, Untere Weißgerberstraße 41, 1030 Vienna. 19 January 10:30 to 13:00. Web
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eigensinnig-Archive & Sample Sale
Very avant-garde, very cool: the “eigensinnig” is definitely one of the most interesting concept stores of the city. And when there’s a sizeable discount on the almost exclusively black and grey coloured character pieces for once, then you just can’t miss it! Only until today, they grant hot rebates of 50% to 70% on jackets, coats, slim fits, knitwear, shirts, dresses, leather boots, and bags from previous collections of international designers and from their own collection. Not only the cuts are fantastic, by the way, but also the natural materials from silk chiffon to merino wool.
eigensinnig, Sankt-Ulrichs-Platz 4, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Until 19.1 Web
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 Alla Breve
In 80 Takten um die Welt
Ingenious: Jules Verne’s novel “Around the World in 80 Days” as basis for a brilliant musical project! Today at Musikverein, a salon orchestra follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout together with the actor Cornelius Obonya as speaker. The ensemble presents the music of the corresponding country, from London to Brindisi, Calcutta, Hongkong, Chicago and back, in between Obonya will read from the novel. The musicians also stop in Vienna and play some traditional tunes, arrangements and originals from Verdi to Fisher.
Musikverein, Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. 19 January 20:00. From 27 €. Web
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 Palais Coburg
Tea Salon at Palais Coburg
Keep calm and drink tea, and even the harshest winter will pass. For this purpose, ladies with style had best make their way to Afternoon Tea at the stately Palais Coburg. There, you can enjoy sweet smelling tea specialties from Superior Oolong to Jasmin Pearls, scones with clotted cream, finger sandwiches & sweet, sip champagne, and revel in pure luxury. For instance when strolling through the marble portico or while gracefully striding below heavy chandeliers and gilded stucco. Plus, there’s live piano music playing. So: round up your girlfriends and kick up your heels like a queen!
Palais Coburg, Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Vienna. 20 + 27 January 14:00 to 17:00. 54 €. Sign up. Web
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 Kunst Haus Wien
Urban Stills
Great Sunday programme for amateur photographers! On the occasion of the exhibition “Stillleben. Eigensinn der Dinge”, the Kunst Haus is offering a workshop with photographer Kay von Aspern today. For the visual representation of inanimate or dead motives from flowers to everyday objects, aesthetical and often symbolic aspects, too, play a crucial role, but the arrangement is important as well. At today’s “still-life photography” tour in public, however, already existing motives will be photographed. The arrangers are every-day-life and city-life. Certainly surprising!
Meeting point: Kunst Haus Wien, foyer, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna. Please sign up. 20 January 11:00. 95 €. Web
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 Dirk Skiba, Paul Zsolnay Verlag
Franzobel “Rechtswalzer”
“2014. Future! Not present!” This note served as introduction to the manuscript that Franzobel handed in to his publisher pretty much exactly one year ago. Back then, the BVT-raid had not happened yet, Salvini was still just a provocative provincial politician and not the deputy prime minister of Italy, and there were no so-called self-defence militias patrolling in Bavaria. Everything the bestselling author meant to relegate into the distant future has quickly become very close, eerie! Today’s the first reading at the Porgy, accompanied by musician Thomas Gansch.
Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 21 January 20:30. 7.50 €. Web
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Gastro Fisch Brac
Fresh fish from the Adriatic – that’s the selling point of a new Dalmatian fish store in Neubau. Fish friends now have a two-fold reason to rejoice because until the end of January, you can haul in all their fish specialities (like bluefin tuna from the island Ugljan by Zadar) at a reduced rate of 30%. The bosses Ivo and Toni Bartulović have been in the fish trade for a long time and oversee several fish markets in Dalmatia. Fish and sea food are directly imported from Split to Vienna in one day. By the way, you can find more fish addresses in Vienna here, at the portal!
Gastro Fisch Brac, Zollergasse 12, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 14:00. Web
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 Marina Cruz
Marina Cruz “Read between the lines”
An artist whose name you should remember: Marina Cruz is taking off world-wide right now. What’s unusual about it: the young Filipina draws incredibly realistic pictures of clothes to tell their story. She is working with items that were made by her grandmother and that were once worn by her mother and her siblings. The magnified details illustrate lines, patterns, designs, creases and even remnants of wear and tear of the fabric. Almost like a diary, only without words. Cruz’ impressive works are currently exhibited at Galerie Hilger.
Galerie Ernst Hilger, Dorotheergasse 5, 1010 Vienna. Until 16 February Tue-Fri 11:00 to 18:00, Sat 11:00 to 16:00. Web
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Fix me if you can
Personal, touching and humorous: the wheelchair-bound performance artist Elisabeth Löffler’s “sit-down-comedy” invites you on a journey to her childhood. The Viennese native tells the story of a family in search of a miracle, a family that does everything in their power to offer their child a better future on two legs, from medical procedures to a journey to Lourdes. But Elisabeth is pursuing her very own mission, in the name of God and love, with the support of her personal painkiller Udo Jürgens. Definitely worth seeing!
brut im Cafe 7*Stern Wohnzimmer, Siebensterngasse 31, 1070 Vienna. 22 January 19:00. 17 €. Web
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 Adam Bielawski / CC BY-SA 3.0
A Bowie Celebration
If only it were a real revival! Unfortunately, nobody can bring the unforgettable David Bowie back to us. But today’s event at the Arena manages to at least musically revive the exceptional musician and his work. Behind it is Mike Garson, Bowie-keyboarder and the longest-standing band member. He has performed together with Bowie at his first and last concerts in the USA as well as at countless other gigs all over the world. Together with other former Bowie musicians and world-class singers, he’s giving us a mix of Bowie hits today. Sigh!
Arena, Baumgasse 80, 1030 Vienna. 22 January 19:30. 39.80 €. Web
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 Rosa Mayreder
Exceptional Women from Wieden
Whether Alma Mahler-Werfel, the Prater-paintress Tina Blau or the brilliant inventress Hedy Lamarr – all these amazing women have a connection to Wieden. Two literary evenings now put the focus on 6 unusual female artists. On Thursday, the texts read by Elisabeth Seethaler and Bettina Rossbacher at Amtshaus Wieden are all about Hedy Lamarr, Tina Blau, “painting housewife” Broncia Koller-Pinell and notorious author Ada Christen. Today at Café Goldegg, the focus is on Alma Mahler-Werfel and on Rosa Mayreder, pioneer of the women’s movement.
Cafe Goldegg, Argentinierstraße 40, 1040 Vienna. 23 January 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Wonderworld Digestion
It’s important that our intestinal flora is well. After all, digestion impacts our well-being, our mood, our immune & nervous system and even our decisions. In her talk today, herbal expert Anda Dinhopl describes how stomach, bowels, liver & co work and how you can best support your digestive organs with attentive behaviour and gentle, natural means like herbs, nutrition and microorganisms. She also talks about how “detoxing” works in your daily life – and how simple rituals like breathing or stomach massages can help improve your digestive system.
die kräuterdrogerie, Kochgasse 34 1080 Vienna. 23 January 19:00 to 21:00. 29 €. Please sign up! Web
Shop of the Week 
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 Steve Herud
The grappa selection alone is worth seeing here! Not only because they have more than 100 types of the grape marc spirit but because the bottles simply look fancy in the dignified wooden shelves of the turn of the century-pharmacy that used to be there. The newly opened and very elegant “Alimentari” belongs to the hotel “Das Triest”, which is why they sell mostly Italian & hotel guest-friendly packaged things. That’s why the beautifully designed wrappings and bottles of the groceries are an optical delight – ranging from olives and amaretti to pasta and wine, gin & limoncello. A tip for purchasing small presents and souvenirs!
Alimentari, Wiedner Haupstraße 12, 1040 Vienna. Tue-Sat 9:30 to 19:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Liisa Hättasch
Cafe Hildebrandt
This has the potential to become one of my favourite spots! Café Hildebrand has moved into a picturesque garden salon of Volkskundemuseum. Named after the architect of the palais, Lucas von Hildebrandt, looking down from his portrait with dignity to lunch eaters and coffee sippers. Elegant chandeliers, old carpets, raw colour-washed walls and wooden school desks make the room cosy – that’s how you do vintage with style. The huge glass doors offer a view into the yard, which turns into a wonderfully snug place in summer. And the food: clever and real tasty! Even pasta with kohlrabi tastes interesting here ;-) Great!
Cafe Hildebrandt, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna. Tue – Sun 10:00 to 18:00, Thu until 20:00. Web


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