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f e b r u a r y 17 | 16. - 22.

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"Heya Girls!"
679 men and eight women. That is the reality of the painting gallery of the Museum of Art History: the entire inventory includes exactly 679 male painters and eight female artists. And that is the reality of every classical museum in the whole world – all you ever get to see is art painted by men for men. And that is why the new edition of the terrific “Ganymed”-series, where famous authors are invited once again to write texts about one master piece of the gallery each, is so exciting. Starting February 18th, the GANYMED FE MALE will be leading a tour through the Museum of Art History from a feminist perspective. Actors, musicians and dancers will then be presenting the art pieces in the middle of the museum. The celebrated British writer Zadie Smith (photo) has drawn up a text to the “Old Woman” painted by Balthasar Denner, Katharina Stemberger will be performing “We should all be feminists” in front of Tizian and the dancer Esther Balfe together with her ensemble will be interpreting the suicide of Cleopatra by Guido Cagnacci. All of them looking for the female aspect at the Museum of Art History!
Wishing you a beautiful week
Your CitySpotterGirl
GANYMED FE MALE, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1010 Vienna. From February 18 19:00. 36 €. Web
Photo: Dominik Nabokov/Helmut Wimmer
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 Karin Walter
Superfoods and their benefits
Be it moringa, matcha or maca – superfood gives us superwomen superpowers. Because certain sprouts, berries, algae, seeds and herbs contain particularly valuable and healthy nutrients. At tonight’s superfood-evening at the Stilarena, nutrition coach Karin Walter will be presenting selected superfood products in detail, ranging from aloe vera to coconut, and she will also be making delicious power-smoothies, breads with different spreads and crunchy sprouts and also sweet chocolate-berry-hemp-bites together with the participants. Join in for free!
Stilarena, Quellenstraße 2a, 1100 Vienna. February 16 18:00. Free participation. Sign up! Web
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modus vivendi flea market
The designer-duo has been going through hard times for a while at their location at the Esterhazypark because of the wild renovating-action of the landlord. And that is a great reason to sell their pretty fashion at another location. These days, they will be at the flea market in the seventh district, where sample parts, archive pieces, vintage and exclusive fashion will be available at wonderful bargain-prices. Some of it even comes from “special guests”: fashion from Pregenzer, glasses from Robert La Roche, unusual shoes from Rosa Mosa and fine scarves from Wubet.
modus vivendi-flea market, Zieglergasse 24/5,1070 Vienna. February 16-18. Web
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 Carsten Bunnemann
Mnozil Brass “Yes, yes, yes!”
The gentlemen from Mnozil Brass have been delighting their audience for over twenty years with their “lived brass band music”.  With the program “Yes, Yes, Yes!”, the famous septet is brassing up the audience tonight at the Konzerthaus with awesome original compositions and cover songs. And how! The incredible synergy of the band is just as fascinating as the infectious choreographies and the irrepressible need to improvise. And the charming brass players are definitely entertaining as well: slapstick meets black humor; and listening just makes you happy through and through. Listen in here!
Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. February 16 19:30. From 22 €. Web
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“Cooks in Residence” with Lukas Nagl
Now, this is something the CitySpotterGirl likes: to eat awesome food from a top chef from her hometown! The HEUER at Karlsplatz has invited the shooting star Lukas Nagl from Schörfling to be the “Cook in Residence”. Last year, “Fogo Island Inn”- head chef Murray McDonald brought the culinary treasures of Newfoundland to the Karlsplatz. And this year the gastronomic event-series is being continued; for three days, the young gourmet chef from Upper Austria will be creating an exciting and purist 5-course-meal with regional ingredients – a lot of it cooked over open fire or smoked in the ground.
HEUER at Karlsplatz, Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Vienna. February 16-18 from 19:00. From 78 €. Web
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Habsburg’s most powerful woman
She was never voted to be Empress or even crowned – but she is still known to everybody as Empress Maria Theresia. The archduchess of Austria was undoubtedly a powerful ruler and because of her strong personality, she has always been a projection surface for different images of women. On the occasion of her 300th birthday, a big show is dedicated to her. The exhibition shows Maria Theresia as the most powerful ruler of the Habsburg Empire, but also as a singer (!), mother, wife and a devout catholic. Her success and reforms are put into the spotlight just as much as her crisis and wars.
National Library, Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. Until June 5 Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. 7 €. Web
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When it comes to musicals, people often have very different opinions. Many find the singing and dancing on stage to be just awful. But before someone stops to read this: Schikaneder is really, really great – even for those of you who don’t like musicals! The audience is carried off to the colorful Viennese theater world during the end of the 18th century through romantic, funny, but also serious and moving scenes. Because it is about the turbulent love story of Emanuel and Eleonore Schikaneder – and without them, “The Magic Flute” would have never happened.
Raimund Theater, Wallgasse 18-20, 1060 Vienna. February 17 19:30. From 41 €. Web
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Blow-out-sale at Zapateria
The feeling of skipping over dry sidewalks wearing sneakers after endless days of winter boots is the embodiment of luck! Even more joy can be felt if the shoes are new – and the matching super-sale is held at the sneaker-store Zapateria. There, many different sneakers from last season are on sale right now at 50 percent off, for example the New Balance-classics in colors that go with everything for only 50 euros, affordable Adidas- or Nike-shoes or super colorful Asics gel-running shoes starting at 60 euros. Shoo shoo, get going – the sale is only on until today!
Zapateria, Kirchengasse 26, 1070 Vienna. Until Feb 18 Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
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 Astrid Steinbrecher
art up your life
Now, this is a great slogan for an art workshop: “Take your broken heart, make it into art”. Artist Astrid Steinbrecher, who came up with the slogan, was inspired by Meryl Streep’s recent speech at the Golden Globes. During today’s course, the participants can dedicate themselves to the small and big wounds of their hearts and express the positive and strengthening side of it. What kind of material you use to work with is absolutely up to your personal preferences, be it wood, paper, soapstone or wires – to create baskets, light objects, sculptures, images and surprises. 
Kunst&Raum, Scheibenbergstraße 11, 1180 Vienna. February18 13:30 to 18:00. 55 €. Web
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Hotel Unlocked – Le Méridien
Oh, now this is a very different job fair: today at the Kunsthalle at Karlsplatz, the design hotel Le Meridien is providing an insight into the working space of a hotel. Interested people can get to know different areas of activity of a luxury hotel: there will be films and fun-workshops, a photo-exhibition and worlds of experience, through which you can discover the everyday challenges of hotel-employees. Additionally, there will be professional insiders and the Meridien-management team ready to answer your questions. Not only interesting career-wise, but also a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes!
Kunsthalle Karlsplatz, Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Vienna. February 17 + 18. Free participation. Web
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Fit for Sex
Now, stop for a second, ladies, and please don’t take this the wrong way. This is not about superficial sexiness thanks to a flat stomach and a sexy butt, but about the simple fact that many things are easier with a fit body. Fitness coach Sigrid Markl teaches strength, balance and flexibility in her novel courses, the pelvic floor is treated during different classes. At today’s seminar, which will take all day, she will show exercises that are the foundation of good sex and you will also find out, what your hip flexor has to do with your G-spot. And how to gear your breath towards the center of lust.
Sigrid Markl, Hermanngasse 5, 1070 Vienna. February 19 10:00 to 19:00. 170 €. Web 
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 Ă–sterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Hejduk
International Tourist Guide Day
So, today we will be playing tourist in our own city! Because the International Tourist Guide Day is providing us with free-of-charge discovery tours of the magnificent National Library. Available are seven different free half-hour tours, which include not only the Ceremonial Hall of the library, but also the four external branches – ranging from the Museum of Literature at Johannesgasse to the Museum of Globes at Herrengasse. If you are particularly interested in history, you can also listen to lectures on history topics all day long at the beautiful Camineum at the National Library!
National Library, Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. February 19 10:00 to 16:00. Free participation. Web
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Flea market at the Werkstatt
A pleasant private-flea market including many retro-pieces to browse through! Christian Kahrer’s costume and masquerade workshop in the fourteenth district is turning into a treasure trove of pieces from the 1970s to the 2000s that have become hip again. The colorful pick’n’mix is for sale at low prices and includes many things that should not be thrown away: books, dishes, vinyls, videos, CDs, music cassettes, vintage clothes and all kinds of knick-knacks. All pieces were collected by the four organizers, who are all, more or less accidentally, part of the art and creativity scene. Very nice!
Werkstatt Cooperative, Spallartgasse 10, 1140 Vienna. February 19 10:00 to 16:00. Web
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 Gerd Altmann /
No more stress!
It’s always the same: you have barely made it back from the semester break and your everyday life is already catching up, full of stress, time pressure and the eternal need to make up lost time. Please, no more stress! But help is near, in the form of occupational physician Johanna Helm and psychotherapist Karin Macke: at today’s workshop, they will present helpful strategies in order to achieve balance long term, to recognize your own resources and to develop resistance. There will also be talk about how to prevent burnout and other negative consequences of stress. But above all you will be taught how to take care of yourself.
Frauen beraten Frauen, Seitenstettengasse 5/7, 1010 Vienna. February 20 18:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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Jewish humor – weepingly funny
A little warm-up for the Jewish stand-up comedy night: What is a psychiatrist? A doctor, who can’t see blood ;-) Very fitting here, because the Israeli comedian Jacob Klein is not only a humor-coach but also an expert on positive psychology. And he knows that you should not bow your head when you are in trouble up to your neck (Watch out, a joke to think about!) Tonight he will be joking at the Viennese Synagogue about the Jewish day-to-day life including the clan, rabbis, mothers and other troubles and also fine-humorist stuff from Talmud to Kishon. Don’t forget to bring your ID!

Viennese City Temple, Seitenstettengasse 4, 1010 Vienna. February 20 19:00. 15 €. Web
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“Alles Walzer” at Runway
Well, have you opened this year’s ball season yet? In case the perfect dress is all that you’re missing in order to do so, the Ball-pop up of the stylish design-concept-store Runway comes at the right time. There, you can choose your dream gown from the creations of Austrian fashion designers, ranging from playful to straightforward, from traditional cuts to modern cut-outs, from unicolored to trendy floral prints. And since every Cinderella knows that it’s all about the small things, you can also find the matching accessories. Now, all you need is prince charming and the glass carriage ;-) . From February 21-28.
Runway, Kirchengasse 48, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 11:00 to 12:30, 13:00 to 18:30, Sat until 18:00. Web
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 Ernst Ploil, Wien
Egon Schiele
He was only 28 when he died but he left behind a legacy of more than 330 paintings and 2500 drawings. Egon Schiele’s masterpieces that he created in just 10 years are passionate, merciless and always a little bit mysterious, his biggest topic being the existential loneliness of human beings. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death, the Albertina is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to him, including 180 of his most impressive gouaches and drawings. Most of them are part of the in-house collection of the Albertina, but there are also loans from other museums. Vernissage is today!
Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage February 21 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Swap space at MyPlace
Throwing things away is so out of style! The private storage space provider MyPlace has noticed that as well and is offering a swap-trading-center in Margareten until the end of March. Every day during office hours you can bring functioning commodities in good condition and exchange them for things you need. Part of the pool of things: furniture, pieces of clothing, electrical appliances, decoration articles, books, sound carriers and fashion jewelry. The product range changes daily! So go ahead and get new stuff while battling the habit of throwing things away at the same time. 5 gadgets per person!
MyPlace, Gaudenzdorfer Gürtel 51-59, 1120 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:30 to 17:30, Sat 9:00 to 13:00. Web
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Barkeeper Anya Montague at Park Hyatt
Women’s power-visit from England! The CitySpotterGirl is recommending the elegant Hotel Park Hyatt for tonight’s after work-chill out under the influence of alcohol. Because there, at the “The Bank”-Bar, a charming and very young barkeeper will be mixing extraordinary cocktails (only for one night!). The only 25-year-old Anya Montague from England has basically shook her way through the world from Amsterdam to Singapore and today she will be mixing Root Beer, Gin & Sting, Med Cooler and Clover Shrub together with the Hyatt-barkeeper Stefan Bauer. All the cocktails actually sound very promising ;-)
The Bank at Park Hyatt, Bognergasse 4, 1010 Vienna. February 22 from 18:00. Web
Shop of the week 
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A low-carb diet is supposed to be super healthy. And definitely a good business: the Hungarian family business Update1 that focuses on “low carb” has been expanding considerably and is also running a spacious shop in Vienna, close to the Mariahilfer Straße. There, you can find all kinds of basic foods including anything from flour to noodles, ready meals, drinks and protein bars – everything “low carb”. You can also buy fresh protein-bread and other baked goods, even snacks and breakfast is available. And also “healthy” treats like huge Raffaellos or brownies. Yes please – since it’s low carb ;-)
Update1, Stumpergasse 63, 1060 Vienna. Mon-Thu 10:00 to 19:00, Fri-Sat 10:00 to 20:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Mochi Ramen Bar
It’s always the same: the Mochi-guys open a new location and right from the start they get flooded with customers. Which is also the case at the new Ramen Bar: two stands at the Vorgartenmarkt were combined into one soup kitchen and wonderfully furnished, dark grey and purist – and Vienna’s newest hotspot was born. Because as usually, there is fantastic cooking mochi-style! Aside from appetizers, Japanese noodles are served exclusively. The Ramen are freshly produced every day and the soups come with exciting ingredients (Wan Tan Ramen Shoyu!) – the food is definitely worth the wait for a free table!
Mochi Ramen Bar, Vorgartenmarkt, 1020 Vienna. Tue-Fri 12:00 to 21:00, Sat 11:00 to 21:00. Web



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