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f e b r u a r y 15 | 26. - 4.

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"Heya Girls!"
Supposedly, you should also be thankful for the everyday things in life. At the moment, I’m especially thankful for my washing machine. Because even though it feels like electric stoves, ovens and so on came to earth right after unicellular organisms, that’s not true. My grandmother’s first washing machine still had to be spun by hand, back when I was just starting to walk. The record speed, with which domestic technology has developed, is displayed at a fine exhibition at the Hofmobiliendepot, starting March 4th. Twelve different stations show the history of the kitchen: from the fireplace during the Stone Age to the kitchen revolution of the 20th century. You can see exquisite courtly cooking pots and the first built-in kitchen worldwide, an original “Frankfurt kitchen” designed by the Viennese architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Also exhibited are pastel-colored beauties from the 50s and experimental designs from Coop Himmelb(l)au. By the way, since we are talking about cooking: check out the report on the newest cooking trend on our web portal. The associations “Foodsharing” and “Vienna Shares” collected groceries, which otherwise would have been thrown out by the supermarkets and used them to cook the most unusual gala dinner of the city. Read about it: here!
Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Hofmobiliendepot, 1070 Vienna. From March 4. Web
BMobV Foto: Lois Lammerhuber
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 James Rosenquist, Museum Ludwig Köln
Ludwig Goes Pop
Whoever buys a ticket for the mumok right now, is entering six museums at the same time. Because as of late, 100 of the worldwide most important pop art pieces from six international exhibition centers of the collector duo Ludwig are on display. Including: something loud from Roy Lichtenstein, something brash from Claes Oldenburg and something colorful from Andy Warhol. The extraordinary exhibition presents legendary works of pop art from everyday culture and advertisement of the 50s and 60s, but also shows the critical aspect of pop art. Great overview for art newbies and a real treat for connoisseurs!
mumok, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Mon 14:00 to 19:00, Tue-Sun 10:00 to 19:00. 10 €. Web 
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sale at Plain manufactured goods
Insider tips for decoration aesthetes! Sale alarm at the Plain studio in the 19th district. Currently the stock is being cleared, in order to make room for the new spring and summer collector’s items. The store of “fine things for the table” was already Shop of the week last year! Now many of the stylishly designed, handmade and chosen with love items are -30% off! Part of the sale is precious pottery, very nice tableware, cool metal objects and textile decorations. All pieces come from young international labels and small manufacturers. Only until March 6th!

Plain studio, Peter-Jordan-Straße 6, 1190 Vienna. Wed+Thu 15:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Women without men
women’s film festival 2015
Academy Award deserving! Today the women’s film festival starts for the 12th time in Austrian cinemas. With many great highlights and captivating stories, in which strong women play the lead! Laying focus on “Women and their rights” cineastes fight for justice and peace together with their stars on screen – for example in “Africa Rising”. And in the series “Women and humor”, starting March 3rd, they laugh out loud about sex disasters with protagonist Donna Stern in “Obvious Child”. It’s an emotional ride throughout all genres – beginning today at 20:00 with the drama “Cure”!
Filmcasino, Margaretenstr. 78, 1050 Vienna. Filmhaus Kino, Spittelberggasse 3, 1070 Vienna. 26.2.-5.3. Web
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„Friday in love“ at Collio
Oioioi, as of now every last Friday of the month the award-winning restaurant at Hotel Triest is going to “spread some love”. Nice, right? And perfectly suitable to kick off the weekend, in order to spice up the relationship and beef up the marriage. Start is today! Head chef Josef Neuherz cooks up a “hearty” four-course meal– including pan-fried anglerfish medallions and lobster with potato-olive purée! Along with it you get – for free – a stimulating aperitif and small pastries called “Damenküsse” as a give away. Oh, l’amour!
Collio, Das Triest, Wiedner Hauptstraße 12, 1040 Vienna. February 27 12:00 to 14:30, 18:30 to 22:00. 59 €. Web
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 Block 44
block party & hipster shopping
Today the popular concept store Block44 brings two cool neighboring shops on hipster-board: the Mecca of knick-knacks Metaware and the young art gallery Improper Walls. Together they celebrate properly – with art, coffee, cake, shopping and fashion. Start is at 15:00! With an afternoon snack and a designer presentation at no. 44 and a delicious vegan bake sale at no. 39. At Improper Walls the current Riccardo Guasco show is on and there will also be secret greeting card crafting with artists. At 21:00 the party starts at all locations with an impressive DJ- lineup!
Block44, Metaware, Improper Walls, Reindorfgasse 39 to 44, 1150 Vienna. February 27 from 15:00. Free entrance. Web
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action day at the climbing gym
Today even interested beginners can climb straight uphill at the 3000 sqm big professional climbers paradise! Numerous workshops and activity stations invite you to participate and outwit your proper gravity. Many great trial courses are part of the program: drytooling (ice climbing without ice), bouldering (climbing without a rope) or balance training on the slackline. Special highlight: the hand over hand contest above a bagjump – a huge cushion of air, which provides for a soft impact in case it’s needed. 9 € for everything - including pure adrenaline!
Climbing gym Vienna, Erzherzog Karl Straße 108, 1220 Vienna. February 27 14:00 to 24:00. 9 €. Web
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Moonlight Bazar
Watch out, night owls! Today the Vienna Night Flea Market opens its doors for the third time at the former Anker bread factory. The motto is: “good music, good people, good food” – and of course: “good goodies”! Because here you can find anything, from private treasures of popular young designers to affordable unique pieces made by aspiring artists, many great and interesting bargains are available! There are also fashion, records, furniture and knick-knacks. A fun mix of art celebration, hipster party and loft atmosphere – accompanied by a cool music and performance program!
Former Anker-Expedithalle, Puchsbaumgasse 1c, 1100 Vienna. February 28 17:00 to 23:00. 3 €. Web 
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 Press the Button
Press The Button
Cheeese! The photo booth at the train station is in the past. Today you can learn how to take “selfies for experts” at the professional studio of photographer Martin Arbeithuber in the 3rd district. There you have three high-tech cameras for different perspectives, a whole range of funny props, flexible atmospheric wall-pictures and, of course, a brief introduction to the technique. And then it’s time to dance, jump, sing, laugh, post or rock (alone or with friends and family) at the studio, while pushing the trigger yourself! 20 minutes cost 29 €, every picture 3 €! Always on Fridays and Saturdays, don’t forget the matte powder ;-)
Studio Arbeithuber, 
 Rabengasse 17, 1030 Vienna. Fri 15:00 to 19:00, Sat 9:00 to 13:00. Web 
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 Michaela Meissl
among friends: art, design and gusto
A real insider tip! Seven friends and manufacturers of exquisite things have come together in order to present their treasures for one day at Hotel Astoria. Among them: carefully produced pants from Zehnle von Langsdorff from Berlin, handmade shoes from Artshock from Cologne and incredibly aromatic mountain herbs from Stilfs. Furthermore: delicate purses, cosmetics, pottery and wine. Whoever wants to become friends with the quality experts or just to look and enjoy has the chance today from 11:00 to 18:00! Definitely worth the time!
Hotel Astoria, Kärntnerstrasse 32-34, 1010 Vienna. February 28 11:00 to 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Sound of music
Two cuts at the Gartenbaukino
Cut! Every last Sunday of the month, the cinema Gartenbaukino shows an old movie. Today’s matinee program consists of the incredibly cheesy iconic classic “The Sound of Music”, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! Musical fans can launch into renditions of “Do-Re-Mi” or “My favorite Things” without shame and follow the trail of the legendary Trapp family. During a movie break, a whole different kind of cut awaits hungry cineastes, namely cold cuts: juicy and fresh pork ham, served as breakfast with delicious cheese and crispy bread!
Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. March 1 + 8 12:00. 9 €. Web
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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
For old-fashioneds and nostalgics! Today the sibling trio from Kentish Town takes music lovers to their very own world and brings the music of the 1940s and 50s back to life with unchecked passion! Be it mischievous cover songs or self-composed good mood tunes – tonight it’s all about Blues, Country and Swing. They invite you to outrageous dancing, singing along and celebrating. Part of the night: many great songs from their brand new record “The Third”. An absolute favorite of your CitySpotterGirl: “Baby Bye Bye” (listen in) and “No Action”. Swing that hip!
Flex, Augartenbrücke 1, 1010 Vienna. March 1 19:00. 23,40 €. Web
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Aqua Jogging
Whoever is looking to broaden their horizon in the athletical field, can start today with aqua jogging. Movement trainer Peter Wundsam starts a new course on March 9 – this time at the Dianabad in the 2nd district. But before the professional jogging starts, there is an info evening to attend tonight for all swimming stars of tomorrow. There, questions are answered and the many benefits of the gentle and joint-friendly way of exercising, that will have you dropping weight in no time, are explained. Also a sight for sore eyes: the trainer in his Baywatch- swimming trunks ;-)

Meeting point: Das Feldberg, Westbahnstraße 21, 1070 Vienna. March 2 17:00. 20 €. Web
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 Ursula Rivera
Vernissage at The Vienna Globe
It’s time! Just a few months ago three superwomen started their new store, with great dedication and many project ideas (and, of course, became Shop of the week). Now they are launching the captivating exhibition series “Mendes” featuring young artists with a migration background. Today’s program: Ursula Rivera from Mexico City, who deals with the chaos between humans and nature through her paintings and objects. And Selina Saranovas from Bulgaria, who transfers the topic family emotionally onto the canvas. Accompanied by free drinks and snacks!

The Vienna Globe, Zieglergasse 65, 1070 Vienna. March 2 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Pimp-up-accessories at the Kastlwerkstatt
The cabaret artist Monika Weinzettel’s original way of pimping up old furniture and objects was already a “Shop of the week” tip by your CitySpotterGirl in 2014.  Now the super creative lady is opening an “artist corner” in her workshop Kastlwerkstatt in Hietzing, with incredibly beautiful accessories and craft supplies for DIY lovers. A real hit: the huge selection of nostalgic decoupage and rice paper, which can be used to spruce up boxes, furniture, suitcases and stools in no time and in the simplest way. Also on sale: special chalk-paint and wax for the popular shabby look. Thank you!
Kastlwerkstatt, Altgasse 23, 1130 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat until 14:00. Web
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 Jim Rakete
Jim Rakete “Die Burg.Innenleben”
Even when he was still in school, Jim Rakete already took pictures of the big stars of film, theater and music fairly successfully. Since then he has become one of the most renowned and at the same time weirdest portrait photographers of today’s world. In his new exhibition he grants fascinating insights into the inside life of the Vienna Burgtheater. And into the artistic souls of the ensemble members – one actor after another was asked for a heart to heart. The result is 77 touching black and white photographs of Birgit Minichmayr, Klaus Maria Brandauer and others. To marvel at and also for sale!
Leica Gallery, Walfischgasse 1, 1010 Vienna. Until 16.5. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat until 18:00.  Web
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Pop-up: Carlings Jeans Store
Finally, the wait for the Norwegian cult- and denim-store will soon be over! In spring 4 Carlings stores will open their doors in Austria – one of them on March 19th at the mall Donauzentrum in Vienna. True early birds can get the hot and sought after products even sooner: tonight (until March 21st) the Carlings Jeans Store will pop up at the Sneak In in the 7th district!  With a first taste of what is to come from the supercool Scandinavian fashion label and many other hot brands like Now & Then, Vailent, 01.First and more. Today is the opening – with drinks, bass, burgers and beer!
Carlings Jeans Store, Sneak In, Siebensterngasse 12, 1070 Vienna. March 4 from 20:00. Web
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Karat Apart
Musical women power! The International Accordion Festival in Vienna this year focuses mainly on female stars. Until March 22nd numerous virtuosos will enthrall the audience with great live acts and performances! On the agenda tonight is a brilliant double concert at the Kosmos Theater: first the 4 power ladies from Karat Apart will rock the stage with their new album “Frauengold” and challenge stereotypes pointedly through their wonderful a-capella tunes and self-composed songs. Afterwards, Cathrin Pfeifer will spread some feel-good vibes and vacation feelings!
Kosmos Theater, Siebensterngasse 42-44, 1070 Vienna. March 4 20:00. 24 €. Web
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Detox- Info Evening
Helen Levant is an alternative practitioner, yoga teacher, Ayurveda therapist and a Reiki master and has been dedicating herself to the holistic approach to medicine for over 20 years. Today she will share her grand pool of knowledge and experience in the field of Detox, show relaxing yoga and breathing exercises and explain which herbs and health and dietary supplements are particularly suitable for detoxing your body. Also on the agenda: a great deal of motivation in order to start spring with enthusiasm and drive! By the way, in April she will offer the corresponding Detox-cooking class!
die Kräuterdrogerie, Kochgasse 34, 1080 Vienna. March 4 19:00. 25 €. Web
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Shop of the week 
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Valerie Zuna-Kratky saves fabric remnants from the garbage bin! What used to be jeans, fabric patterns for furniture or coffee sacks, is transformed into trendy one of a kind purses by the Viennese designer. Her new shop is also the perfect place for a relaxing break. In the entrance area hot coffee is served, in the gallery on the upper floor the sewing happens. The purses (depending on the size 25 to 125 €) are dangling on a tree branch and a wood swing, next to delicate jewelry made by sister Barbara and exclusive organic soaps. Minimalistic, but cozy nonetheless – a haven of peace in the noisy Burggasse!
Valis, Burggasse 22, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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 Markus Neubauer
Kaffee von Sascha
The café is tiny, but a real discovery! Sascha and Nina are from Ukraine, but have to study again here, because their degrees from home are not recognized. For a few weeks now, they have been running a “third wave” coffeehouse: only the freshest beans from recent harvests are used to make coffee. The specialty is the unusual cold coffee, made by dripping cold water through ground coffee for 5 hours! Along with it, you can enjoy delicious cakes and traditional Ukrainian Gorischky (filled pastries). And on the wall? Fun t-shirts for sale, made by Nina, who is a designer!
Kaffee von Sascha, Pilgramgasse 3, 1050 Vienna. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 to 17:00, Sat+Sun 10:00 to 16:00. Web


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