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a p r i l 17 | 27. - 3.

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"Heya Girls!"
Well, this is becoming kind of a tradition. Already for the second time, the “Take Festival for Independent Fashion and Arts” is happening and turning the Old Post into a turntable of the art and fashion scene for five days. The program is just as diverse as the topic: fashion shows of Austrian designers, exhibitions, parties – everything an excitement-loving fashion heart could long for! Susa Kreuzberger is inviting to her fashion show and presenting her new collection that was inspired by Eames, Mies van der Rohe and Bauhaus. The former cashier halls of the Old Post are turned into a pop up store that unites Austrian designers ranging from Marina Hoermanseder to Meshit and Margaret & Hermione. A variety of lectures and workshops allow a glimpse behind the scenes of the fashion industry. And the Hidden Fashion Library shows the avant-gardist fashion magazines that are being founded worldwide at the moment. Sounds like a whole lot of fashion!
Wishing you a beautiful week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Old Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna. April 25-29. Day pass 5 €. Web

P.S. Who would like to win a 500 €- gift card for a week of fasting at the monastery Pernegg?
Moritz Gottschalk (c) Christa Knott
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Perfect Stranger
How does our home country actually manifest itself in our bodies? The physical expression of different people and cultures is the main focus of the new and captivating play by the Argentine choreographer Elisa Heredia who lives in Vienna. You can see Albanians jumping in circles, a Chinese woman looking into her fathers face, a Finnish men communicating without words and a Nomad woman proudly demonstrating her teeth: the ensemble of young, international artists takes a dancing trip across cultures all the while playing off tradition against present day. Only until today!
KosmosTheater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. April 27 20:30. 19 €. Web
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Gallery walk in the city center
When spring is near, the walking tour through the city center is even more fun! So put on solid shoes and start walking: around 20 galleries in the 1st district are opening their doors from 16:00 to 21:00 and presenting current art and vernissages – including the gallery MAM, which shows Carmen Calvo, the first woman ever to represent Spain at the Biennale in Venice in 1997. You can go on broadening your horizon at V&V with real must-see masks and jewelry from Margit Dimow and at the gallery Münz with elegant blossom-leaves-horn jewelry. A map for the walking tour can be found online.
Gallery walk, different locations in 1010 Vienna. April 27 16:00 to 21:00. Free entry. Web
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Let’s talk about the future of our planet – with top-class experts! Today at the MuseumsQuarter, the ERDgespräche (EARTHtalks) will be taking place for the 10th time already, captivating speakers will be informing and inspiring around the topic of ecological engagement. Part of it: Greenpeace International boss Bunny McDiarmid, the elephant protector Andrea Crosta and also Alternative Nobel Prize winner Sulak Sivaraksa. He founded the “Network of Engaged Buddhists” together with other Buddhists like the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh. After the talks networking and organic buffet!
MuseumsQuarter Halle E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. April 27 from 17:30. Donation. Web
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Spring market at Ludwig Reiter
The super nice leather shoes from Ludwig Reiter are being produced at the beautiful Estate Süßenbrunn since a few years ago. And that is exactly where a 2-day spring market is taking place that you just have to attend! First of all: an extended factory outlet and shoeshine-seminars! Second: there will also be food: Zwölf will be bringing veggie food and the Kekswerkstatt is providing cupcakes for the sweet teeth. Additionally, there will be fine things ranging from honey and pepper to Lena Hoschek-fashion. And whoever has always wanted to know how the shoe making process works: there will be guided tours of the factory!
Estate Süßenbrunn, Weingartenallee 2, 1220 Vienna. April 28 10:00 to 18:00, April 29 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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All women – an excessive utopia
Let us briefly dream about the following: “Austria is the land of the heavenly gender equality. The reason for that is the women’s referendum of 1997, which was implemented step by step after being signed by 645.000 people”. Well. Unfortunately, the reality is a lot different, even 20 years later the fundamental demands have not been fulfilled yet! And because of that the motto at the KosmosTheater today is “Now more than ever”, with strong women like Eva Rossmann, Tini Kainrath and Mieze Medusa pointing their fingers at the non-implementation of many demands from back then through texts, music and performances. Free entry!
KosmosTheater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. April 28. 20:30. Free entry. Web
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Szene World Opening
A cool global party! A new concert series of world music is starting at the szene and at today’s opening a colorful sound-meal from Kagran to Teheran is being served. It all starts in Eastern Europe with the duo Klezmer, afterwards the musical trip moves on to India with Pintoo & Haider Khan until being swept off to far away lands through the graceful Tribal Bellydance performance of the Nakari Dance Company. For example to Congo: Prince Zeka, son of the Kamituga king, will be playing a mix of funk, reggae, rumba, afro-beat and soul. After the live acts: world groove from DJ Don Ricardo all night long! Yeah!
szene, Hauffgasse 26, 1110 Vienna. April 28 20:00. 20 €. Web
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Dorotheum: Furnished Garden Paradise
Charming garden furniture with a history: for the very first time, the Dorotheum is auctioning off pretty unique pieces for outside. A jardinière made of iron from 1900, 100 years old garden armchairs made of cast aluminum, a series of green bistro folding chairs, a French bistro table and so much more! Also: decoration pieces with patina, including flower pillars, zinc vases and wild boar-stoneware-sculptures. The starting prices range from 150 to 1500 €, you can join in the auction only online until May 3rd. From today on you have the chance to check everything out live beforehand in Favoriten. Including consultation!
Dorotheum Favoriten, Erlachgasse 90, 1100 Vienna. Showing 29.4. 11:00 to 15:00. Web
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Diversity Ball
The young man in the smoking elegantly spins the women in her swooshing dress across the dance floor. She is blind, he is deaf. Two lesbian women try to figure out who should lead this time, while the ball is spinning at the roulette table. And right in the center celebrities and artist. The Diversity Ball takes a stance: for colorfulness in our society and respect! It connects people from different origins and religions, with disabilities and without, women and men, hetero and homosexuals, old and young! The celebration is held at the elegant Kursalon Vienna with live music, signing-rap, Zoe Straub and a Humana fashion show.
Kursalon Vienna, Johannesgasse 33, 1010 Vienna. April 29 from 20:00. 55 €. Web
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SchnittBOGEN sample sale
The perfect opportunity to get to know one of the nicest community ateliers of the city – and to get some apart fashion pieces! Three of the creative co-workers from the atelier SchnittBOGEN are holding a two-day sample sale. Designer Goran Bugaric, Hattitude-fashion designer Christina Lichy and fashion creator Klara Neuber are parting with a few proto types and model pieces of former seasons. Chic headpieces and Hattitude-hats are starting at only 25 euros, beautiful, straight-lined KLAR-business-dresses made of loden are on sale as well. Let’s go!
SchnittBOGEN, U-Bahn Bogen 3-4 1060 Vienna. April 28 15:00 to 21:00, April 29 12:00 to 18:00. Web
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Vienna Wool & Design Festival
A dream event for all knitting lovers and felting queens! At the Arcotel Wimberger around 20 experts are attending the international Wool and Knit Festival and they will show you how it’s done. One the one hand, you can check out their newest creations and one the other hand, the professionals will be offering workshops. For example Nancy Marchant (Netherlands) will be demonstrating how to knit a two-color brioche pattern and how to include graceful, wave-like motives into your wool piece. You can also buy top-class yarns from all over the world as well as ready products made from wool and all kinds of supplies.
Arcotel Wimberger, Neubaugürtel 34-36, 1070 Vienna. April 29+30. 10 €. Web
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Margarete and her sisters
So much for gender equality! Even though female architecture students already make up almost half of the student body at Austrian universities, women are absolutely underrepresented in the training and as architects. The actionist exhibition “Margarete und ihre Schwestern – Heldinnen der Architektur” (“Margarete and her sisters – heroines of architecture”) goes on a quest for the first role models of female architects. It is done by using a travelling furniture piece that serves both as exhibition and speaker’s corner and placed in front of all the architecture unis of the city. Last stop is the University of Applied Arts today. Free entry!
University of Applied Arts, Fritz-Wotruba-Promenade, 1010 Vienna. April 29+30. Web
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Public Wardrobe
The Public Bookshelves throughout the city are pretty well known – practical shacks, where anybody can leave or take books. And now there is also the very first Public Wardrobe! It is privately maintained (and was also built) by a female student of the Academy of Fine Arts and is located at Yppenplatz until May 31st. It serves as a terminal for t-shirts, pants, coats and shoes. Anybody can bring clean clothes and everybody can take them for free. A great idea of sharing! By the way, the wardrobe is closed at night and on Sundays and holidays. Magisterial regulations…
Public Wardrobe, Yppenplatz, Southern side of the Yppenmarket, 1160 Vienna. Web
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Summer flowers give-away
Something almost nobody knows: the Federal Gardens sell plants at a few dates throughout the year at very low prices to greens-lovers! These days, a surplus of summer plants from their own production are given away once again in exchange for little money – happening at the Palace Park Schönbrunn. All you have to do to join in is go to the courtyard of the Botanical Collection, the flowers (including geraniums, begonias, zinnias) are sold until the 5th of May from Monday to Friday. The offer stands while supplies last, so you shouldn’t wait until the last day to go there.
Palace Park Schönbrunn, Entry: Meidlinger Tor-Grünbergstraße, 1130 Vienna. April 24- 5 Mon-Fri 8:00 to 14:00. Web
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Zero Waste: Rob Greenfield
He rode a bike made of bamboo across America, refrained from taking a shower for one year and fished tons of groceries out of waste bins, in order to use them to celebrate the “Food Waste Fiascos”. And with his campaign “Trash Me”, the American Zero Waste-activist Rob Greenfield became famous. He lived like the average New York resident for one month and carried around the accumulated waste in a Trash Suit on his own body – at the end around 60 kg! Today, he will be giving a exciting talk at the Gartenbaukino: ingenious inspiration for a more sustainable and happier life!
Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. May 2 19:00. 12 €. Web
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Opening summerstage
It’s time for the summer party racket to start: Vienna’s classic of the outdoor locations – the summerstage – is opening its doors once again today. From now on you can eat, drink, flirt and exercise at the Danube Canal once more. The opening of the season of mild evenings starts today with a free concert by Birgit Denk. The Folklore songwriter sings in dialect and is known for her laid back and funny handling of the Austropop music genre. Sometimes, she approaches the topic very quietly and sentimentally and sometimes her songs rock like there is no tomorrow. Improves the mood just as much as the upcoming summer!
summerstage, U4 stop Roßauer Lände, 1090 Vienna. May 2 concert 20:00. Free entry. Web
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seven years nyc
Once in a while the CitySpotterGirl also likes to spot in New York – and even just because of that she is recommending this exhibition to you! The young Viennese photographer and filmmaker Valentin Farkasch managed to capture particularly calming motives. He spent seven years in the city that never sleeps, filmed music videos and short films and took photos. His big format images that are currently presented at the Dock7, show very unusual spots of silence ranging from a wooden bench to the “Garden with a view” with a view of the skyline of Manhattan. Cool – and looking at them makes you long for a trip to the Big Apple!
Dock7, Kirchengasse 43, 1070 Vienna. Until May 7 Wed-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 13:00 to 17:00. Web
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A feast for your ears
Burning ears meant in a positive way for once ;-) Today, at an interactive exhibition around the topic of hearing you can discover the interesting sensory organ at different stations. For example (how cool is that!) in a “screaming room” where you can measure, if you really do have a loud organ – and you will also be photographed while doing so. The “Noiseman” of the Sonic Research Institute in turn shows, how loud we hear music. And whoever wants to can try hearing through the bones. And since the organizer of the event is a producer of hearing implants, hearing tests will be offered as well!
Gartenpalais Liechtenstein, Fürstengasse 1, 1090 Vienna. May 3 13:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
Shop of the week 
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felicitas – Home Stories
The furnishing style of the 1950ies and 60ies has been considered hip for quite a while now – and the found pieces from the era are pretty overpriced sometimes. But not at the small store of Cornelia Felicitas Eccli, where the furniture-loving owner skillfully combines original objects with new designs. Cool vintage-wood-stools with pastel-colored sitting surface from Franz Schuster, “new” 50ies-trays with gilded rims from London and many colorful glasses and vases, of which an amateur could not tell if they are originals or not at first glance. But that is not really the point anyways, because the quality is right – and the prices as well!
felicitas – Home Stories, Neubaugasse 76, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:30 to 18:00, Sat 10:30 to 14:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Toasterei Bunter Hund
It is very simple: forget anything you have ever heard about toast. And go on a pilgrimage (yes, a pilgrimage!) to Praterstraße. Ignore the possibly very long line in front of the tiny restaurant and hold out. As a reward, you will receive a piece of art between two slices of bread, which tastes just heavenly. Roasted neck of the Mangalitsa pork, sweet and sour white cabbage and smoked Gouda (“Der Hawara”), marinated green asparagus, red-wine-figs and orange-tomato-chutney (“Adriano”) or roast beef with radish and truffle-mayo (“Shlomo”) – all of them magnificent! You eat standing up at a huge wooden table – basically in the kitchen. A hit!
Bunter Hund, Praterstraße 11, 1020 Vienna. Mon-Sat 11:00 to 21:00. Web


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