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j a n u a r y 21 | 28. - 3.

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"Heya Girls!"
There is a new word in English that I constantly use at the moment: lockdownish. “I feel so lockdownish today” has at least a hundred meanings and fits practically every topic. When I'm lockdownish-depressed, the only thing that helps is “Bridgerton” on Netflix. However, lockdownish states can also be creative – for example, when it's time to find new ways of doing things at work because the old ones no longer work due to Corona. Like this: Hotels have to be closed, galleries are not allowed to open, art fairs are forbidden – so we mix everything together and make something new. On Thursday, Vienna's first virtual art fair will start in the conference rooms of the Hotel Intercontinental, which have been unused for months. In the elegant rooms, 13 historic museum showcases from the MAK will be set up and filled by 13 galleries. You can visit the fair via videos, and conversations with artists such as the group Gelitin (photo) and gallery owners take place online. A really great idea. And so lockdownish!
Have a surprising week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Interconti Wien. 13 galleries at Hotel Intercontinental. 28 January-7 February Web
P.S. You can find interesting book tips from Lilly Maier, whose new book has just been published, at the portal.
Photo: Gelitin
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 Landesmuseum Z├╝rich
Bed stories
Mankind's most important piece of furniture has a rather fascinating past; after all, we spend a third of our lives in bed. When the Sun King Louis XIV went to bed, a select aristocratic audience watched his “sunset”. Until the 18th century, it was still perfectly normal for many people to lie in bed together because it was the only place where it was warm. The Zurich Landesmuseum is currently showing how drastically the bedroom has changed. Today, you can take a tour via Zoom through 4 centuries of nightwear and other people’s bedsheets.
Landesmuseum Zürich. Via Zoom. 28 January 18:00 to 18:45. Free. With registration! Web
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 Blonde on Blonde
Livestream: Blonde on Blonde
Helps with winter tristesse: the venue Tunnel will bring the all-girl rock band “Blonde on Blonde” on stage and will stream their concert live on Facebook tonight. The combination of four girls doesn't just look like the 1960s with all the glitter, tulle and headbands: with songs by the Beatles, Stones, Nancy Sinatra, The Who and The Doors, they revive the myth of the good old songs. You can listen in here. Strong electric guitars, a drum kit and singer Lilli belting out rock'n'roll hymns: Not always quite perfect, but it’s great fun!
Tunnel Vienna. Via Facebook livestream. 28 January 19:30. Free of charge. Web
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 City Hunt
City Hunt online: The Faber Case
Put on your thinking cap, this is gonna get tricky: In the new online format “City Hunt”, you investigate a case where it is technically already too late – Mr Faber is dead, his personal security has failed. To solve the murder, the investigators meet via Zoom and are divided into small special units. Actors mime witnesses and suspects, and for their interrogation each team is led into separate, virtual rooms. Now clues have to be deciphered and the right questions need to be asked. Important facts are stored online – and if questions do arise, two inspectors are ready and waiting.
Dinner & Crime. Only online. 28 January 19:00 to 22:00. 28 €. Web
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 Aaron Lieber
International Ocean Film Tour Vol. 7
A virtual ocean breeze for winter-cold folks: The “International Ocean Film Tour” has switched to home cinema until 31 January, streaming a 139-minute film via online ticket. It consists of five stories and documentaries about the ocean, inspiring people, water sports action – and a lot of female power: “Unstoppable” tells the story of Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack and is now one of the best surfers in the world. In “Maiden” you are on deck with the first all-female sailing crew. So: put on your floaties, get on the couch and dive into the waves!
International Ocean Film Tour Vol. 7. Only online. Until 31 January. 14.99 €. Web
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Calienna: The Living Window
As of today, a small jungle is growing in the shop window of “Calienna”, Vienna's first concept store for plants. The “Living Window” makes garden shopping possible in a contactless yet direct way, because every plant and every pot in the window is marked with a number. Like a menu plan, the numbers plus QR code are written on the window, the code scan leads to the right greenery in the web shop. Then you pay via “Click and Collect” and if you drop by during pick-up times, you can take your right order with you. Otherwise, just have it conveniently delivered.
Calienna, Neubaugasse 68, 1070 Vienna. From 29 January. Pick-up Fri-Sun 12:00 to 17:00. Web
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 hinterland galerie
Art Walk: Travel Your Mind
Travelling again – in your mind and on foot: that's why the “galerie hinterland” came up with the "Travel Your Mind" exhibition. Together with the Linz Fine Arts University and the Klosterneuburg abbey library, art was installed in 27 shop displays. From today onwards, while walking in the 4th, 5th and 6th districts, you can discover wonderful historical engravings, old city maps and contemporary works about the various forms of travel. A QR code provides additional information and audio material on the works, and Google Maps shows you the way. Step by step and window by window.
Travel Your Mind. 1040, 1050, 1060 Vienna. 29 January - 6 March. Free of charge. Web
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 Nicole Viktorik
Winter Boxes: Seven North for at home
The Israeli celebrity chef Eyal Shani is like a culinary mastermind when it comes to putting vegetables on the plate in a creative and delicious way. His restaurant “Seven North” is known for exciting Mediterranean cuisine that exudes the sunny southern lifestyle. With the Winter Boxes, he will now bring it to your home dining table, as well: three variations with beef, tender lamb, or vegetarian can be ordered in advance. They include popular classics such as the famous whole roasted cauliflower, tahini, and some completely new creations. You then pick up your Winter Box directly at the restaurant.
Seven North, Schottenfeldgasse 74, 1070 Vienna. Pick-up only. Thu - Sun 15:00 to 19:00. Web 
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 wiener konfektion
Backstage at wiener konfektion
The shop has to stay closed, but the fashion studio and tailor's shop of wiener konfektion are officially allowed to stay open. That's why designer Maria Fürnkranz has started her campaign “Backstage - a visit to the workshop” and tailor-makes her fashion for you. At the one-to-one appointment, measurements are taken, and anything in her stock is fair game colour- and fabric-wise. For cool upcycling fashion: bring along a pair of old jeans and Fürnkranz will combine the oldie with fabrics to create a new, individual skirt. And to shop at home, her current collection is now 30% off in the web shop!
wiener konfektion, Westbahnstraße 4, 1070 Vienna. Until the end of February. With registration. Web 
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Clearance Sale: Auction at Leiner
A unique opportunity: the Leiner furniture store on Mariahilferstraße has to make way for a new project, only the historic façade may remain. Now everything that is not screwed down is being auctioned off (online) – although even that has to go: the entire furniture assortment plus the building's inventory such as storage shelves, restaurant chairs or neon signs is up for grabs! First you have to register with the platform “Aurena”, then you can bid under the keyword “Totalräumung Möbelhaus”. More than 40,000 items will go under the hammer within 25 days.
Platform Aurena. Only online. Constantly updated with new dates for acceptance of bids. Web
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Buchteln from Vollpension
Buchteln are now saving the world! Okay, maybe not the whole world, but our Corona-shaken Vienna. The pastries from “Vollpension” sweeten it a bit at least ;-) At the inter-generational café, grandpas and grandmas bake using old recipes, and starting now, they treat you to fluffy warm take-away Buchteln every weekend. At the venue in Schleifmühlgasse, they make them with jam inside or vanilla sauce on top – without preorder, so you have to plan for a bit of a waiting period. For feasting and chuckling, because everything else is serious enough anyway these days.
Vollpension, Schleifmühlgasse 16, 1040 Vienna. Sat + Sun 11:00 to 17:00. Web
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The Strottern
How many gigs have been cancelled in the last few months? All of them. But the jazz club “Porgy & Bess” makes sure that “Die Strottern” in combo with the “JazzWerkstatt” can to play their traditional New Year's concert online today. Die Strottern have already won several major music prizes. What makes the acoustic duo so successful is their authentic Viennese song in dialect with a jazz influence. They sing about love affairs, morbid things and grumpiness – just what makes up the Viennese soul ;-) Tonight's concert is fully live, nothing is recorded. It’ll be quite a brouhaha!
Porgy & Bess. Online only. 31 January 20:30. Pay as you wish. Web
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 rosa mosa
Winter Sale at rosa mosa
Dear fashionistas, this is a good occasion to shout “Hooray!” together and then take your wallets out right away: There's a sale going on at rosa mosa right now! The internationally acclaimed Austrian-Japanese designer duo Simone Springer and Yuji Mizobuchi make shoes and accessories far from the mainstream. They work with unusual fabrics, uncommon techniques and interesting patterns. During the big winter sale, you can look forward to some nice price reductions: there is a 30 percent discount on the entire collection, including bags. Either in the online shop or via click & collect.
rosa mosa, Linke Wienzeile 40, 1060 Vienna + online shop. Web
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 Niko Havranek
Live Together: mumok Architecture
Today the mumok isn’t busy with art for once, but with itself. More precisely: with its building and its architecture. In the online series “Gemeinsam Live” (Live Together), Beate Hartmann and Jörg Wolfert give a tour of the architecturally unusual building on Facebook. From the outside, the building looks like a monolith and through the window slits, at the right angle, it looks as if the prow of a ship is emerging from the depths. Inside, though, the museum burrows 5 storeys deep into the earth. The idea behind it: they didn't want it to tower too high above the surrounding baroque buildings.
mumok. Via Facebook Livestream. 1 February 15:00 to 15:20. Free of charge. Web
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 Frauenmuseum Hittisau
Online Ritual for Candlemas
It is exactly 40 days since Christmas and thus time for Candlemas. Around this date, the days already feel noticeably brighter and longer. To celebrate the reawakening of the light in Corona times, the well-known Frauenmuseum Hittisau has come up with a premiere: For the first time, a ritual will be held online via Zoom. You meet early in the morning to light a white candle. The objective: to trace the delicate light in the dawn and in your own inner self, and then to show it to the outside world. Registration is possible until 28/1.
Frauenmuseum Hittisau. Via Zoom. 2 February 6:15 to 7:30. 10-20 €. With registration. Web
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Outdoor training Prater
If you are not allowed to train indoors, nature becomes your sports grounds. The old saying “There is no bad weather, just the wrong clothing” does takes on special meaning in winter. The “Lebensqualitäts-Steigerer” from Holdhaus Nord offer varied outdoor training once a week in the Prater. Fitness is increased by running and circuit training, Pilates, whole-body strengthening and coordinative exercises. Always takes place on Tuesday. The class is aimed at anyone who enjoys training in a motivated group. A trial session is free of charge!
Prater Hauptallee, 1020 Vienna. Every Tue 18:00 to 19:00. Block of 10 € 129. Web
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 Start up Verein
Viennese Foodpoints
Saves valuable resources and can make shopping easier at the end of the month: The association “Start Up” runs six “Foodpoints” in Vienna. The offer consists of goods that have been mislabelled or come from overproduction – and are therefore no less good. But the prices for the flawless food are only 30% and thus a fraction of the regular retail price. Sometimes there's even something completely free. Note: not everyone is allowed to shop at the social markets. When visiting the market for the first time, you need to bring a student ID, a pensioner ID or a confirmation of receipt from the AMS. 
Foodpoint. Various districts in Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 17:00, Sat until 15:00. Web
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Shop of the week 
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KHM Shop
Museum shops are usually a treasure trove of unusual things. But the Kunsthistorisches Museum's shop is in a league of its own, for it brings together beautiful things from all the affiliated museums – also in the online shop! The spectrum ranges from home accessories to games, from cereal bowls with Bruegel's Peasant Wedding on them to funny Caravaggio adhesive tattoos to beautiful cushions with waves and beach feeling from Bali (from the collection of the Weltmuseum). Tempts you to browse for hours. Extra nice: There’s currently a sale with big discounts of up to 70%!
Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1010 Vienna. Online shop. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Five Guys
Five Guys
On Times Square in New York, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris and now – after months of delay – also in Vienna: on Monday, the iconic American burger chain Five Guys opened its doors on Graben. The hype works despite the lockdown: the take-away queue is so long that fans have to wait 90 minutes for their burgers or milkshakes, and the delivery service had to be temporarily suspended. Hopefully next week everything will have calmed down again and then the rest of Vienna can also enjoy the incredibly juicy and freshly prepared burgers. Watch out for the addiction factor! 
Five Guys, Graben 30, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sun 11:00 to 19:00, delivery until 21:45. Web


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