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m a y 18 | 17. - 23.

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"Heya Girls!"
Yes, the time of winter roots and shrivel-tubers is finally over and spring bears us tasty young veggies. Which is why this appeal to all green epicureans and organic food enthusiasts comes at just the right time: the wonderful gardening farm GeLa Ochsenherz, organised with community support, still has boxes available and would like to welcome more supporters! It works like this: you buy a share of the harvest, providing the farmer with a stable budget and in return, you get a weekly box full of fresh Demeter-vegetables. Every box contains 10 different kinds of veggies and herbs of a quality that you definitely won’t get at a supermarket – from Peruvian cherries and small orange “Sweet Bite Ophelia”- peppers to meadow-green sorrel. They deliver to 8 collecting locations in Vienna, starting on 29 May. So no shilly-shallying, get the declaration of enrolment here!
Wishing you a crunchy week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
GeLa Ochsenhof, Fuchsenwaldstraße 90, 2230 Gänserndorf-Süd. 113 €/month and harvest share. Web
P.S: We are raffling a private designer shopping event!
Photo: GeLa Ochsenherz
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The Whispering Tree
New York, Hudson River, indie music – three reasons to discover some musical novelties at Haus der Musik today! Because the band with the beautiful name “The Whispering Tree” is currently a guest there. Singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour have brought some fine, Hudson River Valley-inspired music with them. Their debut “Go Call The Captain” in the year 2010 was a delight, and they have stayed true to their unique style with the new songs. A catchy mix of classic rock and harmonious folk songs, really beautiful! Listen in here.
Haus der Musik, Seilerstätte, 1010 Vienna. 17 May 20:00. 15 €. Web
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 Azar Salek
5th Fashion District
Here we have something to discover, dear ladies! The fifth is home to several hip fashion & design labels and they will present themselves at a fashion show at the (also quite stylish) Falkensteiner Hotel today. Kitty Montgomery shows fine cashmere knitwear designs, Lia Bach will present playful, fairy-like dresses, and chic Högl shoes will draw your gaze to the feet. LeStoff and Fulani are present as well, and you can also shop! Plus live music, snacks and drinks. The registration period may be over, but CitySpotterGirl-readers can still register until Thursday 11:00!

Falkensteiner Hotel Margareten, Margaretengürtel 142, 1050 Vienna. 17 May 19:00. Free entry. Please sign up! Web
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We Are Flowergirls at Silvia Gattin
Cheerful, folkloristic, and colourful: that’s how the two labels We Are Flowergirls and Silvia Gattin like it – or rather the two creative ladies behind them. Starting today, they’re presenting a joint designer edition at a pop up. Silvia Gattin’s new summer dresses have been inspired by traditional Croatian clothing and We Are Flowergirls designed fitting floral decoration-accessories in folklore look to go with them. Brash electric blue meets flame-red and summery white, and in between, you have funny pompoms, tassels and gaudy ribbons dancing around. Cute!
Silvia Gattin, Hollandstraße 9, 1020 Vienna. Opening Party 17 May from 17:00. Pop Up until 26 May. Web
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 Weingut Wien Cobenzl
Weingut Cobenzl: Open Day
Vienna is different, as a wine city too! After all, our beloved mega-village has the only wine-growing area in the world situated entirely within the borders of a metropolis. Weingut Cobenzl with its vineyards in Grinzing, at Nussberg and Bisamberg has been in the City of Vienna’s possession for over 100 years. Today, wine lovers can participate in free guided tours through their cellar and wine press house. And of course you can also taste the exquisite products maturing there! Aside from classic wine tasting, you can also try several wines of one sort, but different vintage years.
Weingut Cobenzl, Am Cobenzl 96, 1190 Vienna. 18 May 11:00 to 21:00. Free entry. Tasting from 5 €. Web
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 Cornelia Ruber @nelonisch
A drive with Stadtbahn
Otto Wagner’s Stadtbahn is Vienna’s most important urban-planning accomplishment, aside from Ringstraße. The design of the beautiful station buildings, bridges, and viaducts is mainly focused on functionality. Rail travel became an architectonic experience, the buildings leave their mark on the city, and they are all still fully functional – very impressive! Today, you can explore the history and architecture of the Stadtbahn during a two-hour city expedition, together with architectural historian Otto Kapfinger. Note: buy the ticket at Wien Museum in advance!
Meeting point: U4-station Stadtpark / exit Konzerthaus, 1030 Vienna. 18 May 15:00. 15 €. Web
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Vintage Design Pop Up Store
Furniture & more at picturesque Mölkersteig: vintage fans don’t have to worry about what to do on Friday anymore! Together with her furniture-enthusiastic partner architect Agnes Parfy, Judith Eiblmayr opens the doors to her former atelier, which is to be transformed into a shop more and more. The goods come from her own collection and from the Stadlauer store by Lichtblick owner Christian Puffer, probably known to insiders – furniture, laps, decorative articles, and quirky Vienna souvenirs. Plus, today’s a vintage shopping party with wine and long opening hours!
Atelier at Mölkersteig 4, 1010 Vienna. 17 May 14:00 to 19:00, 18 May 10:00 to 22:00, Sat 10:00 to 19:00. Web
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Archive Sale at Local Vienna
Very cool and very local: right on site, in her atelier attached to her store is where Sasa Fabjan produces her fashion under the label name FIN. Pretty avantgarde, feminine, and with extravagant-asymmetrical cuts. Right now, she needs more space for new pieces again, so there’s a hefty sale: until Saturday, a lot of stuff from previous collections and even selected pieces from the current spring collection can be snatched for prices 30 to 70 % cheaper than usual. Including smartly cut dresses, cool shirts, basics like elegant white blouses and also some coats.
Local Vienna, Zollergasse 12, 1070 Vienna. Until 19 May Mon 11:00 to 16:00, Tue-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 11:00 to 17:00. Web
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Global 6K Walk & Run
Walking or running 6km for clean water: Global 6K Walk & Run for Water is a campaign encouraging people all over the world to symbolically walk 6 kilometres for clean drinking water between 16 and 20 May. 6 km because that’s the average distance people in the poorest countries in the world have to walk to reach the nearest watering place. Quite a long way, like from Stephansplatz to the Hauptbahnhof and back again! There are many different groups participating in Vienna, for instance on the 24 sections of the Rundumadum hiking paths. Anyone can join!
Several routes in Vienna. 16-20 May. Please sign up. 42 €. Web
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Plant Market Day
Here’s a chance to combine a gardening day with a nice trip up to Cobenzl! Caritas project and garden centre Am Himmel tempts you with a plant market today in Wienerwald. They offer vegetable plants and rare tomato plants for sale, but also healing herbs and culinary herbs, summer flowers, blooming bushes, and native wild plants. Plus, all delicacies of the centre, which are made by people with disabilities, can be purchased as well: juices, jams, chutneys and herbal salts. And you don’t have to worry about starving, food and drinks are provided ;-)
Caritas Am Himmel, Gspöttgraben 5, 1190 Vienna. 19 May 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Sunday Dancing
Is the week just ending or beginning? That’s a matter of opinion! And since it’s a holiday tomorrow, we have been gifted with a second day to sleep in. In any case, Sunday Dancing is an event for everyone who hasn’t had enough of the weekend yet and feel like shaking into the new week! And music- and human wise, all indie-pop enthusiasts, frequent bar guests, early movers and night owls will get their money’s worth ;-) Location of this merry happening: the Franz von Hahn bar in Leopoldstadt, with indie vibes from DJ Hymlisch, start is already at 19:00. Great!
Franz von Hahn, Rotensterngasse 8, 1020 Vienna. 20+27 May from 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Nadine Poncioni
Chief of Sugar at Rooftop
Jürgen Vsetecka is demi-chef-pastry cook at Meinl am Graben, known as „Chief of Sugar” – which makes him very attractive to all the sweet teeth and sugar junkies at CitySpotterGirl’s office ;-) The good man will demonstrate his skills today (and next Sunday) at the cosy P7 Rooftop Bar on Petersplatz. Around tea time, they serve sweet mood elevators like Klimt-Gugelhupf with candied violets, pistachio-raspberry-rings, or nougat cake, accompanied by Meinl coffee and cocktails. For the DIYers: you can find recipes from the baking book “Süßes vom Chief of Sugar” here!
P7 Rooftop Bar, Petersplatz 7, 1010 Vienna. 20+27 May from 15:00. Web
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Remembrance at Baranka Park
For many centuries, the former Hellerwiese in Favoriten – today’s Belgradplatz with the Baranka Park – was campsite and resting spot for different Roma and Sinti families dealing in carpets, textiles, and horses. Until 70 years ago. Because in autumn 1941, all men, women, and children camping there were deported to concentration camps where most of them were killed. In remembrance of this, they play music today from 17:00 under the red chestnut tree – with Harri Stojka (after whose grandmother the park was named), Ernst Holden, and Mosa Sisic & band.
Belgradplatz, Baranka Park, 1100 Vienna. 20 May 17:00 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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 Österr. Bundesgärten
Vienna Citrus Days
An insider tip for all plant friends! On Whit weekend, Schönbrunn Palace once again hosts the biggest exhibition of citrus plants in the country in its beautiful orangery! Their collection, which was started in 1647 (!), encompasses 500 citrus plants, among them many historical and rare specimen. And it’s not only plants that can be admired and acquired during Citrus Days, but also rare citrus fruits and products like fine bitter orange marmalade can be tasted and purchased. And hobby-botanists can learn interesting facts about kumquat, bitter oranges & co.
Orangery Schönbrunn, entrance Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, 1120 Vienna. 18-21 May 10:00 to 18:00. 6.60 €. Web
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 Victoria Coeln
Osmose Spectrale
All colours of the rainbow united in one exhibition project: eleven international artists have created mostly abstract art works on spectral colours for “Osmose Spectrale”. The colours are reflected in their works either in their pure form or subtly modified from paintings to Mixed Media. Particularly exciting: the Austrian artist Victoria Coeln, known for her ingenius light installations, for example at Heldentor (2016) and St. Stephen's Cathedral (2017) among others, will create a chromotope light body for the opening. Whatever that is exactly ;-)
ausstellungsraum, Gumpendorfer Straße 23, 1060 Vienna. Light intervention 21 May 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Crazy Matcha tasting
Now, CitySpotterGirl doesn’t quite get the hysteria surrounding matcha. The fine Japanese pulverised green tea has been showing up in an inflationary manner: not only as a (healthy) coffee latte substitute but also as dessert and ice cream. If you still feel like attracting the green tea virus or if you’re already a matcha fan, you should really drop by the nice tearoom “Teenorissimo” today. They’re having a tasting of “Crazy Matcha”: ground green tea with different flavours from strawberry, Hawaii magic to caramel, with milk, as smoothie or ice tea. Hurrah!
Teenorissimo, Wittegasse 2 / Ecke St. Veit-Gasse, 1130 Vienna. 22 May 15:00 to 18:30. Web
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International Day of Biological Diversity
An impressive number: we have 75,000 species in Austria, which makes us one of the most biodiverse countries in Europe. Today, the Museum of Natural History has dedicated an afternoon to celebrating this vast biodiversity with interesting lectures, a panel discussion and also a “market of biodiversity” where you can taste regional products. And at the close, the documentary film “Golden Genes” moves between fiction and reality and shows how you can store the genes of all living things in so-called biobanks. Exciting! And the entry is free.
Museum of Natural History, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna. 22 May 13:00 to 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Clara Luzia
Indie-star Cara Luzia does not seem all that fond of giving concerts – although there’s absolutely no reason for it. In any case, her last tour (not counting her appearances with Familie Lässig) was a while ago, but now she’s got a new album out and will be giving another rare concert in Vienna! Thematically, the singer-songwriter not only dedicates a love song to her wife (and drummer) Cathi Priemer (“The Story Of You & Me”), and gives a tribute to her great-grandmother with “I Remember You”, but also confronts her demons with the song “Survival”. Very personal and very powerful. Listen in here.
Arena, Baumgasse 80, 1030 Vienna. 23 May 19:00. 24 €. Web
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 Nadja Gusenbauer
Nadja Gusenbauer: Chernobyl
The year 2017 marked the 30thanniversary of nuclear disaster Chernobyl. The Kiev-born photographer Nadja Gusenbauer took this as occasion to take photographs around the nuclear power plant. The picture series subtitled “Disappeared in the Year 1999” highlights what happened there: dozens of communities were evacuated and were deleted from the administrative register a few years later, in 1999. 115 villages and thousands of farms within the exclusion zone don’t exist anymore officially. Gusenbauer’s black and white photographs range from desolation, mysticism and alienation – impressive.
Leica Galerie, Walfischgasse 1, 1010 Vienna. Until 4 September Mon-Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Filmschau Sarah Maldoror
A revolutionary and grande dame of African cinema is visiting Vienna: the now 80-year old Sarah Maldoror belongs to the first and most discussed filmmakers of the African continent and the diaspora. The Filmmuseum dedicates a retrospect to her, and they will also be screening short films and sensitive cinematic portrait works (26 May at Depot). Today, Maldoro will be present for the opening of the screening at mumok where you can also see, among other things, a documentary about the making-of one of her films that was later confiscated by the Algerian government
Various locations in Vienna. Until 30 May. Program online
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Shop of the Week 
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 Melvin & Hamilton
Melvin & Hamilton
Sounds British but it’s a German shoe label that has just opened its first flagship store in Austria: behind Melvin & Hamilton are the two brothers Karim and Olivier with Lebanese-French roots. Extensive travelling and love for design has inspired their creations adored by shoe connoisseurs. What’s special about the Chelsea boots, ballerinas and high-heeled sandals are the colours and gradients – they are all hand-dyed. Other characteristics of the label are the “Budapest perforation” and the graceful wickerwork from the finest leather. So pretty! More shoe-hot spots here!
Melvin & Hamilton, Wollzeile 29, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:30, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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12 Karma Food
Brandnew! It started with a small deli in Klosterneuburg, this week, Simone and Adi are already opening their fourth project for healthy, fast and most importantly sustainable organic food. The latest venue is a breakfast & lunch hotspot right opposite to WU, which also comes with a lovely garden. They serve curries, soups and tasty karma bowls – and the menu promptly tells you what effect the food has. The Masala-beef whole grain lasagne provides calcium and iron, the peas-mint vegetable curry lowers your cholesterol level. In conclusion: good vibes & karma!
12 Karma Food, Ausstellungsstraße 63/2, 1020 Vienna. Mon-Fri 9:00 to 17:00, Sat to 15:00. Web


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