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j a n u a r y 18 | 11. - 17.

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"Heya Girls!"
Well, dear ladies, I have a surprise for you at the beginning of the New Year! I personally, in the flesh, invite you: to a CitySpotterGirl-paper-pattern-wonder-things-exhibition. What’s that supposed to be? Well, it’s simple: CitySpotterGirl’s wonderful “Wiener Musterbuch”, which came out a few months ago, has inspired almost 30 Viennese artists and celebrities to get creative with paper. And they have made such fun, pretty, and poetical stuff with it that we now see ourselves forced to exhibit it. Cabaret star Monica Weinzettl pimped a drawer, Erwin Wurm, superstar among Austrian artists, has immortalised himself in, uh, a not entirely G-rated way ;-) Director Mirjam Unger made a collage, Ö3-anchorwoman Olivia Peter built a mobile, Jones-boss Doris Rose sewed a paper picture, and poetry slammer Mieze Medusa mixed patterns with words. Starting this week, you can see the exhibition “Paper Passion” at Atelier Vote – and for Tuesday night, I invite all of you to the vernissage! Come to admire, chat, and starting-2018-together. And yeah, of course we’ll have a glass of wine as well ;-)
Wishing you a happy week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Vernissage, Atelier Vote, Stumpergasse 34, 1060 Vienna. 16. January from 19:00. Free entry. Web
Cover: Collage Mirjam Unger
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Winter-sale at stor>
Evidently, Gabriele Wally from the plus-size fashion store stor> wants it to be spring very badly! And to clear space for the new pieces, she’s starting her January-winter-sale with up to -30% on the current cuddly ware. So if you’re still looking to snatch a hip oversize sweater or a warm winter jacket (like for instance a green parka with pink fur trim from Danish label Zizzi) – off you go! Selected individual pieces are even off 50%! Even a few stylish gold-glitter-pleated-dresses and bomber jackets are included. Much in sizes 42 and 52!
stor>, Strozzigasse 38, 1080 Vienna. Until 23 January Tue–Fri 11:00 to 18:30, Sat 10:00 to 14:30. Web
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Warenhaus-Salon at JMV
Shalom! Today, the new shop-slash-lounge “Gottfried & Söhne” opens its doors at the Jewish Museum Vienna. On offer: Jewish lifestyle and contemporary Israel-design. To get the latter, art historian and design expert Elisabeth Maria Gottfried jetted to Israel several times. Her cool selection of porcelain, books, fashion, and much else can be admired during a musical tour at today’s opening. By the way: from March on, the iconic bookshop Singer, formerly a resident here, can be found at Rabensteig 3. Good thing too, we would have missed them :-)
Gottfried & Söhne, Jewish Museum, Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 11 January 17:00. Web
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Großmütterchen Hatz
Listening to singer Franziska Hatz and her whirlwind-orchestra makes you feel like you are being catapulted right into the vivacious Balkan comedy “Black Cat, White Cat”. There too, you go down the Danube towards the Black Sea, sound-wise – fiery, powerful-voiced, jazz- and Klezmer-rhythmically. Tonight, the band guests at Sargfabrik to give its new year’s concert that has become obligatory by now. So, fasten your seatbelts (or just dance wildly!).  Together with guest-luminaries like Austro-vibraphone-veteran Berndt Luef, they’ll ignite musical fireworks! Listen in here.
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. 11 January 19:30. 22 €. Web
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Pop up sale by lila, nana & co
If you have some leftover Christmas bucks, you could get rid of them until 28 January at the fashion Pop Up of native fashion labels. Quite quickly, even ;-) Because the bargain offer includes super fluffy pastel coats by nana, gaudy knitted headbands by à la mode, and all kinds of springy stuff by lila (like a full-length mint dresses with trains for 50 €!) There’s also sale- and new ware by UlliKo (as usual in black, white, red) and nefeli (new jewellery from Athens). So, let’s go do some New Year’s shopping – including Prosecco and styling tips! On Sundays too!
Exhibition room, Gumpendorferstraße 23, 1060 Vienna. Until 28 January Mon-Fri 12:00 to 19:00, Sat+Sun 12:00 to 18:00. Web
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Throwing plates at Happy Shards
This is a dream come true! From now on, instead of a therapy session, the modern woman of today invests into the “Happy Box XL”. Which is filled with all kinds of glasses, plates, and vases that can be smashed against the wall Hulk-style in the newly opened anger room “Happy Shards”. Whew, shards will fly – and take all the pent-up emotions with them! Top with lovesickness, troubles with men, and other turbo crises. So come on, girls, let’s get it started, the incredibly satisfying swearing, yelling, and smashing things! Packages from 9 €. Sign up! There’s also a souvenir photo ;-)
Happy Shards, Füchselhofgasse 6/1, 1120 Vienna. Mon-Sat 10:00 to 19:00. Please sign up. From 9 €.  Web
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 Rideo / Jules Stipsits
Familie Lässig
„Familie Lässig’s” yearly New Year’s Concert has become iconic. If you missed the dates at Stadtsaal due to new year hangover or Christmas vacation, you can now spend a fun night with the six-person-family around Manuel Rubey and Gunkl at the CasaNova. Today and tomorrow, they’ll play their witty interpretations and funnily introduced cover versions of hits to pop in Vienna once more, then they’re off to tour Austria. And since 2017 Clara Luzia has been a fixed part of the family, you can find a fascinating interview with the indie-icon at the portal.
CasaNova, Dorotheergasse 6-8, 1010 Vienna. 12 + 13 January 19:30. From 25 €. Web
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 Günter Macho
Lola Blau
It’s the strong connection between the main character Lola Blau and her amazing performer, Jewish actress Tamara Stern, that makes this Viennese one-woman-musical particularly special. In his play that first premiered in 1971, sharp-tongued satirist Georg Kreisler tells the story of a young Viennese actress who had to flee from the Nazis in 1938. With his extraordinary songs, he describes, in an almost autobiographic manner, the way of an artist into emigration, her success, and her bitter return to what used to be her home. Tragic, yet also humorous – great!
Das Off Theater, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna. 13 January 20:00. 20 €. Web
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Vienna Coffee Festival
New Year’s resolutions and healthy habits are all fine and dandy, but a woman still gets to keep a few vices in 2018 ;-) For CitySpotterGirl, it’s the daily dose of coffee, which she simply can’t do without! And since coffee drinking has blossomed out into a real science these days, the hard-brewed now dash off to the Vienna Coffee Festival. Here, Austria’s top baristas and coffee makers like J. Honig, Julius Meinl & co. show the hottest preparation-and gourmet trends from Cold Brew to Aeropress. Great 3-day-program with workshops, tastings and – tomorrow! – the big barista championship!
Ottakringer Brauerei, Ottakringer Platz 1, 1160 Vienna. 12-14 January. 10 €/day. Web
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 Heidi Clementi
Night of Spiritual Songs
Well, doesn’t that sound nice: singing until the soul gets wings! Around ten years ago, the “Night of Spiritual Songs” was invented in Germany. Meanwhile, hundreds of people meet in other countries and here as well to sing simple spiritual songs together – from mantras and yodel to gospel. Tonight, the church in Lainz will be filled with sound for four hours. You can join in to the singing of the three lead singers any time, the text is being projected and accompanied by instruments. Or just enjoy the sound bath and inhale the good vibes!
Pfarre Lainz, Kardinal-König-Platz 2, 1130 Vienna. 13 January 20:00 to 24:00. Free donation. Web
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  Stefan Erdmann
Bhutan – Looking for Happiness
This will give you a bad case of wanderlust! Filmmaker Stefan Erdmann headed off to the last Himalaya kingdom and captured moving pictures of life, country, and people there. Today, they can be admired in his live-film-reportage: the majestic 7,000er peaks, the Buddhist monks in their Dzongs, bright children’s eyes, and the colourful prayer flags. CitySpotterGirl has been smitten with Bhutan ever since king Jigme Singye Wangchuck declared the Gross National Happiness the highest goal of the land. You absolutely have to be there and travel “there”. Good karma!
Audimax, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna. 14 January 17:00. 15 €. Web
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  Ines Hofbaur – Steine
Visionen.Werkstatt for women
I choose the miracle, the miracle chooses me! Under this special motto, today’s Visionen.Werkstatt invites you to figure out your wishes for 2018 and visualise them in a creative session. The day starts with a guided meditation, tips for wish-fulfilment and a sharing session with the others. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to create collages or rocks with word messages or inspiring affirmations using the decoupage technique. Plus, there is enough time to browse magazines, have a nice meal and chat with each other. Neat!
raum, Gentzgasse 105/1, 1180 Vienna. 14 January 10:00 to 17:00. 90 € including food and materials. Web
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Book Sunday
Reading is adventure inside your head. What is also adventurous is the unique book market by Herbert Bauer, who has been collecting antiquarian treasures for twenty years, organising a small but fine market at VHS every so often. This time, 25 private exhibitors and microenterprises are offering their bibliophile rarities, historical books, and antique stationary. They range from pocket books over children’s books to first editions – a true treasure trove! The entry is free and since browsing books always makes you hungry, there is a small buffet with snacks for all bookworms.
VHS Hietzing
, Hofwiesengasse 48, 1130 Vienna. 14 January 10:00 to 16:00. Free entry. Web
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 Anne Morel
Sale at Anne Morel
We will have to get through a bit more of winter, and today, the antidepressants don’t come from the pharmacy but from Anne Morel’s wonderful store. Starting now, prizes go tumbling down, all chic French shoes from the current winter collection are 30% off. There are still some elegant boots by Adige available, the handsome ankle boots by Anthology make for pretty and happy feet, and there’s always room in the shoe cabinet for stylish sneakers – sneakers by Cooper or by No Name await you. There, the sun is shining again ;-)
Anne Morel, Liechtensteinstr. 38, 1090 Vienna. Mon 13:00 to 18:00, Tue-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat until 13:00. Web
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Surf Film Night with “Bunker77“
Attention, a huge wave of ingenious film insanity is coming our way! Star of the expensively produced surf & avant-garde spectacle: Clark Gable’s stepson, who died in 1977 at only 27 years of age, heir to a million-dollar-fortune and Hawaiian big wave surfer Bunker Spreckels! Even if you’ve never heard of this crossover artist and playboy so far, you just have to see this flick. Twelve years of work were spent on this film, even Quentin Tarantino had his fingers in the pie. Strikingly fast and contemporarily relevant portrait documentary. Trailer here. Only today at Urania!
Urania Kino, Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Vienna. 15 January 2018 20:15. 9,10 €.
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 Verlagsgruppe Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Anita Bild: A Cherry Dress
Today’s book presentation is all about the colourful and turbulent life of Viennese dancer and singer Anita Bild, who was born in 1915. Back in the day, she was internationally successful as „Anita Douglas – The Viennese Nightingale“. But first, she had to flee to England because of Hitler, then she agreed to a marriage of convenience to Spanish Civil War fighter Donald Douglas. Sounds exciting? It is! Her recently published memoirs tell all about her glamour, love and suffering. In the evening, her son Peter Bild and exile researcher Irene Messinger discuss Anita Bild’s life.
Jewish Museum, Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 16 January 2018 18:30. Sign up. Free entry. Web
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 Martin Moravek
Tanja Ghetta: defiant phase
Just start screaming like a three-year-old, letting your hair down and really get on everyone’s nerves? Why not! In her new program, cabaret artist Tanja Ghetta doesn’t give a damn about diplomacy, her motto is “as long as it’s loud and opposing”. Never mind if there’s a reason for it or not. The native of Tyrol (and a real phenomenon) calls on people to jump a red light, have a barbeque in the rain or go to bed without brushing your teeth. Certainly not smart but very cool and with a lot of potential, we would be able to think of a couple more things ;-) Today is the premiere!
Kulisse, Rosensteingasse 39, 1170 Vienna. 16 January 20:00. 18 €. Web
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Secrets of Vienna by R. Badegruber
The most recent word & knowledge coup of sympathetic author and radio journalist Reinhardt Badegruber won’t be published until autumn of 2018. But today, you can already enjoy a foretaste! After Burgtheater-Gemeindebau crime stories and his own Viennese dictionary, he’s now for the first time uncovering historic secrets. For example, the ones about eight chimney sweepers at Rathausplatz, the former cocaine cave Café Herrenhof, or the one about the first Viennese skyscraper scandal - started by women, of course ;-) Amusing chuckle-night. Free entry.
Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna, Sonnwendgasse 15, 1100 Vienna. 17 January 18:30. Sign up. Free entry. Web
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  Song Jing
Song Jing: Stealing Heaven
Heaven and sea blend together at former art commissioner for Bawag Rudolf Leeb’s gallery That’s due to the poetical graphic reproductions and copper plates by Song Jin, Applied Arts graduand, who has captured unique shipwreck & lighter-than-air moments in life. This makes her just the right candidate for Monsieur Leeb, who is keen on providing exiting art from young artists at fair prices. Admittedly, CitySpotterGirl has already fallen for a monkey collage from’s online-shop, but a real Song Jing would sure be cool too. Today’s vernissage!
, Kaiserstraße 76, 1070 Vienna. 17.1. 19:00. Tue-Fri 12:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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 Bettina Reifschneider
Breathe deeply
These two things are essential for survival, yet they are both often treated carelessly: eating and breathing. But now, dear ladies, the times of gobbling your food and stressed panting are over! In today’s talk, breathing-educationist Bettina Reifschneider explains what eating and breathing have in common, and how you can use that knowledge to benefit your body. After a culinary greeting, participants will try to get into contact with their breath via their voice, simple exercises and touches, and get to breathe freely again for a change. Ideal for preventing stress!
essen:z Kochstudio, Brückengasse 4, 1060 Vienna. 17 January 18:00 to 20:00. 22 €. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Edelschimmel cheese bar & grocery store
Servitengasse with the best Krapfen in the city and the Xocolat manufactory provide an ideal environment for “sweet teeth”, but now, a new cheese paradise provides culinary-spicy compensation. Claudia and Wolfgang Zankl-Sertl from the restaurant “pramerl & the wolf” and Klaus Gassner share a mutual passion for unusual types of cheese. About 80 carefully selected cheeses from the native, delicate “Zenzi” to international classics can be tasted and purchased in the spacious cheese bar. In addition, they offer Öfferl bread, hand-crafted butter, the finest mustard, chutneys and – duh – the best wines!
Edelschimmel, Servitengasse 5, 1090 Vienna. Wed 12:00 to 22:00, Thu to Sat 10:00 to 22:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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  Ines Hofbaur
Well, I’m a bit beyond the pizza-age. Or so I thought. Until last week, when I found myself at Randale, quite close to the office and realised: there’s a different way to make it! For example with turnips, horseradish and smoked rainbow trout (unbelievably tasty!) or with Black Angus roastbeef and citrus oil. And a pizza with blood sausage, apple and marjoram is called “Wiener Blut” (Viennese blood) there. The ultra-creative dough wheels are baked in the former Transporter-Club – and it’s still very hip and loud, especially when DJs are spinning records at night. From now on, I’m a pizza fan again!
Randale, Kettenbrückengasse 1, 1050 Vienna. Sun - Wed 16:00 to 1:00, Thu - Sat 16:00 to 4:00. Web


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