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"Heya Girls!"
You could say that “Lifelong learning” is the new mantra of managers. And I have added the motto “Only learn from the best” to this sentence – and can tell you here and today: next week we have the opportunity of learning from real professionals known around town. However, it’s not about how to optimise profits or manipulate stock prices but how to give the gourmet factor in our life a big boost. Franz Kaschik, Demeter baker by trade, regularly shows at his “Brotwerkstatt” how delicious bread is made. This Saturday, he has a basic course for beginners planned. There, you will learn how to make 3 wholemeal breads with self-made sourdough and ciabatta with organic yeast – and you will walk home with tasty baked goods. Completely different but just as particular: the Sushi cooking courses at the high-end restaurant Unkai. Under the guidance of chef de cuisine Condiano Zamora, you’re going to learn the preparation of sushi and maki. A must-do for fans of the Japanese cuisine!
Wishing you a relishing week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Kaschik, Waldorfschule Wien West. 10 November 10:00. 80 €. Web Unkai at Grand Hotel. 12 November. 11:00. 185 €. Web
Photo: Foto: Markus Spiske / Pexel
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  Rosebud, Inc
Winter im MQ
There’s no chance of escaping the yearly winter-party-jamboree at MQ, anyway. So why not just join the celebrations on today’s opening day? The DJ-Warm-Up starts from 17:00, afterwards the gypsy-jazz-group “Gewürztraminer” fires up the party folk with guitarist-virtuosic melodies and pulsating beats at a free concert. In addition to the first punch of the season, there are also a couple of surprises blowing in: new are the “WinterWAMP”-design fair at MQ’s forecourt with designers changing weekly, the LED ball track “Lumina”, and daily concerts and cultural happenings. Winter is coming!
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 8 November from 17:00. Free entry. Web
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Moschino at H&M
The scramble on the pre-shopping-evening was quite a pain, to be honest, but the name Moschino is a winner, after all. From today, things will go on with less hysteria: the choice for H&M’s new haute couture collaboration has gone to Jeremy Scott and Moschino and the unusual pieces are offered in selected H&M stores as of now. Scott has mixed the fashion of the iconic Italian label with American pop culture and has created a mix of kitsch and innovation. And for H&M, he remains true to this mix, as well: Disney characters on trousers and shirts, golden coats, bling-bling jewellery.
Various H&M stores in Vienna. From 8 November 9:00. Details online
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 Jüdisches Museum Wien
Projekt OT + Light of Hope
The lunacy of 1938, made visible for everyone: on the occasion of the commemoration of the November pogroms, light signs are being installed at the locations of the many destroyed synagogues and prayers houses in Vienna from 8 November. For the project “OT” (which stands for “sign” in Hebrew), they have created a uniform, artistically designed light sign – a 5m high “star stele” carrying a glowing Star of David. Also, commemorative events will take place at several of the 25 locations, and today, they also remember the victims from that time on Heldenplatz with “Light of Hope”.
Several locations in Vienna. From 8 Nov. Web Light Of Hope, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. 19:00. Web
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 Divas Mexicanas
They are humming, hissing, thrumming, and belting again! Because Nuschin Vossoughi, director of the Theater am Spittelberg, is hosting the a-cappella-festival Voicemania again. Balcanto starts things off in the city: you will see artists warbling away on balconies in the inner city for one afternoon: from Gesangskapelle Herrmann to the vivacious “Divas Mexicanas”. Plus, the “A Capella To Go accompany” at Graben whets your appetite for the many concerts of the following weeks. And in the evening, the opera group “The Cast” rocks the Theater am Spittelberg!
Several locations in 1010 Vienna. 9 November from 14:00. Free entry. Web
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Film helps Refugees
An unusual flea market, for a good cause! Monika Buttinger, costume designer for a long list of great films, organises a wonderful costume flea market with film outfits again this year, donated by renowned film companies like Epo, Allegro, or Novotny. Which are given away today for a donation! You can get yourself a whole new wardrobe with these cool (and unusual) costumes. Super outfits by Barbara Schöneberger are included, plus some from Adele Neuhauser, Maria Hofstätter, or Josef Hader. There’s also a buffet, and the entire proceeds go to refugee aid!
Kombinat West, Schwendergasse 41, Stiege 2, red entrance, 1150 Vienna. 9-11 November. Web
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Stocksale Shoe Flash
Oooh, we know what we will do on Thursday! Because the Stocksale crew is once again hosting a shoe sale. In the 15th district (new location, right next to U4 station Schönbrunn!), you can hunt for super cheap brand shoes for 3 days – more than 2,000 pairs of the autumn and winter collection are up to 70% reduced. Apart from shoes by Adidas to UGGs, you can also acquire fashion from labels like finside or Gary Mash on sale. They constantly restock everything, so no stress! And there is even free prosecco to get you into the right mood for a shoe shopping spree ;-) Find more shoe shopping tips here, at the portal.
Stocksale Shoe Flash, Sechshauserstrasse 88, 1150 Vienna. 8-10 November. Web
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European Balcony Project
Long live the European Republic! CitySpotterGirl is a passionate European and thus also a big fan of the “European Balcony Project”. All over Europe, today at 16:00, the European Republic is proclaimed from (theatre) balconies and at public squares in more than 10 languages. This initiative by Ulrike Guérot and Robert Menasse also compromises events, talks, podium discussions and artistic interventions in numerous European cities. In Vienna, for instance, the Burgtheater, the Schauspielhaus and the WerkX are joining in. Overview here.
Several locations in Vienna. 9-11 November. Free participation. Web
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A very special kind of Americana sound and pretty good! Behind the band “Lorain” from Portland/Oregon are the songwriter Erik Emanuelson and the singer Robin Emanuelson. Erik’s singing awakens memories of Bob Dylan’s album “Nashville Skyline” and creates woozy but at the same time groovy musical pictures in harmony with Robin’s voice. They are presenting their debut album “Through Frames” on their first European tour, singing about the isolation that prevails in our more and more populated and globalised world. Listen in here.
Neruda, Margaretenstraße 38, 1040 Vienna. 10 November 20:30. 10 €. Web
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Sale at Stoffsalon
“We need space” is the mission – which is why Alexandra Rath’s Stoffsalon is having a cheerful three-day-sale of pretty clothing & interior fabric! From minus 10% to, believe it or not, minus 70% on all fabrics in stock: selected jerseys, printed cotton fabrics, voile and season fabrics. You can also acquire particular things like soft shell, plush, or cord for little money. Such an amount of materials had better come with the appropriate manuals – and here you go, even selected sewing patterns are included in the sale. Plus, maaaany fabric remnants at free disposal!
Stoffsalon, Westbahnstraße 38, 1070 Vienna. 8-10 November Thu 10:00 to 20:00, Fri until 18:00, Sat until 14:00. Web
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 Yak + Yeti
Tihar – Festival of Lights
With Tihar, Nepal celebrates one of its most beautiful festivals: it’s dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune. On this day, she descends from the world of the gods to the Earth and is to be accompanied with a sea of lights into the houses of the people. In all of Nepal, tens of thousands of candles and lights are being lit on this evening. The Nepal-restaurant Yak + Yeti, held in high esteem by CitySpotterGirl, endeavours to bring some of this atmosphere to Vienna today. They celebrate with a sumptuous buffet of Nepalese national dishes. Reservation needed!
Yak + Yeti, Hofmühlgasse 21, 1060 Vienna. 11 November from 18:00. Buffet 19 €. Web
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 Indigo Express
Indigo Express Warehouse Sale
Handsome vintage furniture, fresh from India! “Indigo Express” most joyfully announces the arrival of a new container whose contents have been stored at the warehouse in Floridsdorf for now. It includes many great new pieces: sideboards, shelves, wardrobes, chests, cachepots, chairs, and much more – everything in the usual authentic Indian shabby chic and industrial style. This weekend, the good pieces can be bought away straight from the warehouse at a 10% discount, before they wander to the shop in the 6th district. The particularly curious can already get an overview here!
Traktorfabrik, Louis-Häfliger-Gasse 12, 1210 Vienna. 10+11 November 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Flavia Laterman
Workshop “Mindfulness”
One Sunday afternoon for the wellbeing of your soul: a workshop with Flavia Laterman focuses on the topic of mindfulness for three hours. She will provide information based on Richard Davidson’s theory “well-being is a skill” – everyone can reach the state of wellbeing through practice. Afterwards, you work on your mindfulness skills with the help of breathing exercises, music, body perception exercises, and relaxing postures. To conclude the event, you’ll have a freshly cooked veggie-dinner together. Attention: the workshop will be held in English!
Wishwell, Hannplatz 1, 1190 Vienna. 11 November 15:00 to 18:00. 58 €. Web
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 Josef Perndl
Wolf Haas “Junger Mann”
Finally an entertaining Haas novel again without “something has happened again” and the Brenner! In his new book, the Pinzgau native writes about his youth as an overweight teenager working at a gas station and passionately falling in love for the first time. That’s why he starts on a diet first thing and with every kilo he loses he sees his chances with his flame increasing. And one of the big advantages of the holiday job at the gas station is that he always knows when Elsa’s husband is leaving for Greece or wherever else. Today, the author reads at Burgtheater!
Burgtheater, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna. 12 November 20:00. From 5 €. Web
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Aroma-Evening at Kräuterdrogerie
Mmmmh, here the way to health is through the nose! Essential oils have a holistic effect, they serve as a means for relaxing or as mood booster, facilitate concentration or proper sleep. And in some, like lavender or eucalyptus, you even find an entire house remedy kit! At today’s aroma-evening with herbal educator and women’s herbs expert Anda Dinhopl, you learn everything about the beneficial and mindful handling of the plant power concentrated in droplets and hear interesting facts about the effect of the all-natural oils (by “Farfalla”) on body and soul.
Kräuterdrogerie, Kochgasse 34, 1080 Vienna. 12 November 19:00 to 21:00. 29 €. Sign up! Web
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 Lenai & Linai
Lenai & Linai meets Gebrüder Stitch
Shopping alert for alpine kittens and loden lovers! The casual-chic label “Lenai & Linai” by designer Sonia Zimmermann from Lech am Arlberg is making a stop in Vienna right now. For two nights, the alpine-style loden blazers, woollen walking coats and cheerful-colourful felt bags can be admired at jeans-Gebrüder Stitch. Included is the current winter collection with woollen dresses, practical belly pockets in bright colours, felt shoppers that are just as colourful, and form-fitting everyday wraparound skirts. Winter will certainly arrive at some point ;-)
Gebrüder Stitch, Mariahilfer Straße 101 / 33a, 1060 Vienna. 13+14 November 17:00 to 21:00. Web
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 Pepa Plana
The Long Night of Clown Ladies
This wonderful female clownery makes even the most pronounced coulrophobes smile. At the International Clown Festival (until 15 November at Theater Olé), today’s “Long Night” is dedicated to the clown ladies. Guided through the night by the great “Frau Brigitte” with her austere South Tyrolean charm, domestic clown ladies and international guests get their big night. Even the names of the red-nosed ladies sound funny – from Anna de Lirium & Colette Gomette to Pepa Plana. There’s also a workshop with the ingenious US clown Hilary Chaplain today!
Theater Olé, Barmherzigengasse 18, 1030 Vienna. 13 November 18:00. 18 €. Web
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 Werner Rosenberger
Hietzing. Künstlervillen & Künstlerleben
Author Werner Rosenberger, expert on Vienna in the old days, has dedicated his newest book to the 13th district and presents it at the Jewish Museum today. For his research, he went on a hunt of traces in Hietzing’s cottage quarter and tells amazing stories and anecdotes about famous Hietzingers and their houses – from then until now. So if you have always wanted to know where Hans Moser or Hilde Sochor used to live or if you’re interested in knowing how “Tante Leo” made it from Hietzing to Hollywood, you will be enlightened today. Please sign up!
Jewish Museum Vienna, Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 13 November 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 The Ritz Carlton Vienna
Vienna’s highest Christmas Market at Ritz
So close to heaven: the highest Christmas Market of the city shines again from the rooftop terrace of the Ritz Carlton this year. The wooden huts at the bar high above the city offer not only fine delicacies, warming punch, and deliciously smelling mulled wine at three different stations but also champagne, matching the sophisticated atmosphere on Ringstraße. A wonderful spot to already raise a glass to a hopefully relaxing advent time with a view over the sparkling city. And who knows, perhaps the heaps of tourists will remain unaware of it for now ;-)
The Ritz Carlton, Schubertring 5-7, 1010 Vienna. From 14 November daily 16:00 to 21:00. Web
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 www. lukasbeck. com
The Outcast: Olga Neuwirth 50.2
Great show as part of “Wien Modern”: for Olga Neuwirth’s 50th birthday, her big video-concert-installation theatre “The Outcast” will be completely rearranged for the stage. The unusual work of musical theatre by the Viennese native – the most famous female contemporary composer, after all! – has been inspired by “Moby Dick”. British native Netia Jones is responsible for video, stage and costumes, she’s a true “lighting magician”, as “The Independent” put it. Plus, Wien Modern features many other intriguing female artists as well, programme here!
Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 14 November 19:30. From 19 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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 Stefan Joham
Quite the fiddly job! One of her masterpieces, a broad gold bracelet, took Marie Boltenstern one year to finish. The delicate piece of jewellery, consisting of many individual links, hugs your wrist perfectly and is produced via 3D printer, like all the others in her newly opened store! Just as fascinating from a technical point of view and beautiful at the same time are the pendant earrings made of polymer. And – a great idea for Christkind! – you can have a self-written word that will be scanned right there, be integrated into a ring, earring & co. More personal than any engraving!
Boltenstern, Bräunerstraße 11, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Name with a double meaning: the boss is Salzburger and the brand-new restaurant is a lot about salt (Salz) and burgers. The venue itself is two-tracked as well. For lunch, excellent (!) burgers are served at a big community table with herbs growing in its middle. And for dinner, you go one floor below to the elegant part of the restaurant, where steaks, refined beef tartar, but also vegetarian dishes are served. Tastes delicious (the cook used to work at the Kussmaul), looks chic here (the boss is an architect). And the best thing: the SalzBurger is right around the corner of our office ;-)
SalzBurger, Wiedner Hauptstraße 75, 1040 Vienna. Sun-Thu 11:00 to 23:00, Fri+Sat 11:00 to 24:00. Web


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