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n o v e m b e r 21 | 18. - 24.

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"Heya Girls!"
Although he is considered the founder of modern art, he sold only one painting throughout his life: As is well known, Vincent van Gogh only became a world star after his early death (at the age of 37). Starting this week, you can now experience the impressionist and his paintings in a way that is new. And quite spectacular! Thanks to sophisticated technology, huge projections of images in sensational clarity are possible nowadays – and that's exactly what the art production “Van Gogh Alive” does. Over 3,000 pictures and photos, enlarged room-high, will transform MetaStadt into a total work of art until February. The whole thing is accompanied by classical music and fragrances (!), visitors walk at their own pace through the life and colourful world of Vincent van Gogh. This has nothing to do with a “normal” museum experience, but rather with the feeling of being drawn directly into his paintings. If you need a break from the Corona mess – here you are guaranteed to forget reality!
Wishing you an impressionist week,
Your CitySpotterGirl

MetaStadt, Dr.-Otto-Neurath-Gasse 3, 1220 Vienna. Until 16 February 2022 daily 10:00 to 20:00. 25 €. Web
Photo: Grande Exhibitions
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 MA42/Christian Fürthner
Advent at Blumengärten Hirschstetten
In the Hirschstetten flower gardens, Advent starts a little earlier than on the calendar. But since it's so pretty there, you can't be mad about it ;-) This year, the traditional Christmas exhibition is called Post ans Christkind, and all the greens in the various glass houses are decorated artistically and festively. This year there are 2 Advent markets! At the Natürlich-Christkindl-Market you can enjoy organic treats like Buchteln, chestnuts, baked potatoes or chocolate pumpkin seeds. At the traditional Christmas market, though, you find Baumkuchen, giant Krapfen and handicrafts. Very nice!
Blumengärten Hirschstetten, Quadenstraße 15, 1220 Vienna. 18 November – 19 December Thu-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Oh, it’s getting dark so early right now! That's why, ladies, we have to learn an Arabic word today: It's called “Al Nour” and means “the light”. And it is also the name of a great women's project in Marrakech. In the Moroccan Handicraft Association, physically impaired women embroider clothing, fashion and home accessories. The textiles are really beautiful – and shine all the way to Vienna this weekend. For three days, AlNour makes camp in the Safran & Cie shop – with the finest table and bed linen, tops and cushions, hand-embroidered with Fassi, trout and polka-dot ornaments.
Safran & Cie, Werdertorgasse 12, 1010 Vienna. 18-20 November Thu+Fri 15:00 to 20:00, Sat 10:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Female Future Festival
Female Future Festival Vienna
The Future is Female – that much has long been clear. The Female Future Festival is about consciously shaping this future. For one day, the Expedithalle will become the headquarters of Austrian businesswomen: There will be talks, workshops and master classes on the topics of career, finance and female leadership – and coffee and lunch breaks for networking. Speakers include Euke Frank, editor-in-chief of Woman magazine, and Elisa Spiess, founder of FemmeCapital, which is aimed at women who want to better understand cryptocurrencies such as blockchain. Smart!
Expedithalle Ankerbrotfabrik, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna. 18 November 8:00 to 19:00. 229 €. Web 
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 Federica Ferrari
Federica Ferrari
A woman who, according to her name, could be cartoon heroine Carmen Sandiego's sister ;-) But she is actually a very talented jazz singer with Italian roots. Federica Ferrari comes from Venice, sang in the gospel choir there and was regularly invited to the Christmas concert in the Vatican – but gospel was never quite her thing. Love brought Ferrari to Vienna. She met her second great love while studying jazz singing: Bertl Mayer and his mouth harmonica. In the meantime, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass and drums were added: The jazz ensemble is perfect. Today at Sargfabrik!
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. 19 November 19:30. 25 €. Web 
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Marriage at Lichterloh
Salon days at Lichterloh: Until 18 December, there will be more to marvel at in the showrooms of the design retailer than just vintage furniture and home accessories. Lichterloh is unpacking its treasure trove of 20th century Venetian design and jewellery by Riccardo Cascio and inviting great guests from the world of arts and crafts! You can buy leather bags by Oswald, elegant Bavarian-Brazilian fashion by FederRock, artistic headdresses by Niely Hoetsch, kilts by the traditional company Rettl and beautiful fabric wallpapers by Affabre. Tonight is the opening.
Lichterloh Kunsthandel, Gumpendorferstraße 15, 1060 Vienna. 19 November 18:00. Web
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 Sabine Berchtold
Night of Ceramics
Those who haven't yet let off enough creative steam this working week can now do so in a very unusual way at the start of the weekend. Ceramic artist Sabine Berchtold opens her beautiful studio for the Night of Pottery. With the motto “Masterpieces are created when time stands still”, people will work with clay from 17:00. After a shared dinner, the participants will get involved in the world of vessels and figures. With the help and support of Sabine Berchtold, each work of art is worked on until it is finished – open end.
Penguinfactory, Berggasse 29, 1090 Vienna. 19 November 17:00. 90 € incl. food and material. Web
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 Hula Hoop Austria
Hula hoop workshop
Childhood dreams come true! Hula hooping is not only great fun, it's also a great workout. If you're not sure anymore how to circle your hips so that the hoop turns, you're not alone! That's why we have this nice workshop. Here you learn (again) how to do it properly: both the classic hoop on the hips and the circling around various joints. Once you're back into the swing of things, you will learn a few dance moves with the hoop in the group, and at the end you'll be able to do a little Hula hoop choreography. Hoops can be borrowed on site!
YogaFusion Studio, Tendlergasse 11, 1090 Vienna. 20 November 14:00. 25 €. Please register. Web 
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 Caren Shen
Caren Shen Exhibition
When textile artist and Applied Arts graduate Caren Shen ventures into wrinkles, they are a) of a textile nature and b) make women more attractive instead of older! Today, her latest folded fashion designs can be admired – and bought – at the Unikatessen Concept Store this afternoon. The chic, artfully pleated tops, trousers and wrap dresses can be wrapped around the body in various ways and draped in ever new ways. Check out 31 sophisticated models in many changing colours. Pleats for everyone! Issey Miyake was yesterday...
Unikatessen Concept Store, Margaretenstraße 45, 1040 Vienna. 20 November from 13:00. Web
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 Lov Makramee
Hand'gmacht Market
Advent market at the Heurigen? The Schreiberhaus in Neustift is a well-known address for a (or more;-) summery glass of wine and caraway roast from the cabinet. This weekend, the tavern is hosting a small pop-up craft market: artistic macramé, make your own Advent wreath, handmade jewellery by Lisa Harlander, make your own hair scrunchies with a master tailor, natural cosmetics, home accessories made from recycled wood... From eleven-thirty there is also a punch happy hour: 1+1 for free! Makes it feel a little bit like Heuriger, after all ;-)
Das Schreiberhaus, Rathstraße 54, 1190 Neustift am Walde. 20 + 21 November Sat from 11:00, Sun from 10:00. Web
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 Mandelbaum Verlag
Locations of Jewish Life in Vienna
Exile research up close: Together with the authors of the book “Jüdisches Ottakring und Hernals”, you explore the districts with a sharpened eye. A temple, prayer houses, social clubs: It was impossible to imagine the districts without the Jewish population, they actively shaped the cityscape – until the cruel persecution started in 1938. On the basis of selected stations, the two narrators Evelyn Adunka and Gabriele Anderl lead us through the Jewish district history. The 1934 census says that more than 7,100 Jews lived in Ottakring and Hernals at that time. Free!
Meeting Point: Kalvarienbergkirche, Sankt-Bartholomäus-Platz 3, 1170 Vienna. 21.11. 10:45. Web 
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Advent at Donauturm
Along the Danube Island it often gets very quiet in winter. A new Christmas market with hip, local arts and crafts is venturing out near the Donauturm and has exciting exhibitors in tow. My Magpie makes jewellery with the help of a 3D printer and looks for original design models like the façade of the Loos Haus on Michaelerplatz. There are also very pretty, minimalist illustrations of Vienna's districts by DSTRCT, and at Flobox you can purchase preserved flower arrangements and Advent wreaths! Oh, and don't forget the chocolate strawberries.
Donaubräu Wien, Donauturmplatz 1, 1220 Vienna. 19-21 November 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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Vegan Planet at MAK
Vegan nutrition doesn't have to feel like making a sacrifice. At the Vegan Planet in the MAK this weekend, everything revolves around life without animal products. Original alternatives to animal foods are on offer, as are vegan natural cosmetics, Christmas biscuits, fashion and environmentally friendly cleaning products. You can taste things, watch cashew-cheese being made on the cooking stage or attend a workshop on the right way to talk about climate change. Useful: a lecture on Vegan Low-Budget – inexpensive vegan nutrition.
MAK, Weiskirchnerstraße 3, 1010 Vienna. 20+21 November Sat 10:00 to 19:00, Sun to 18:00. 15 €. Web
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 Friedl Kubelka
40 Years of Fotogalerie Wien
A look back, a look around, a look to the future – Fotogalerie Wien turns 4 decades old and celebrates with a special exhibition. The gallery in the WUK is run by 8 artists and 2 art historians who are dedicated to promoting artistic photography. Each of the 10 gallery owners has chosen four impressive photographers, each on a specific theme. That makes 40 years, 40 artists! Curator Susanne Garnauf, for example, chose the photography veteran Friedl Kubelka, curator Christian Eiselt the young multimedia artist Laura Sperl. The opening is today!
Fotogalerie Wien, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 22 November 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Workshop at the Asthaus
When the days get shorter, the faces get longer... but knock it off with the moping now! It's time to bring some light and green into your home – and to make your own Advent wreath. A variety of plant materials and the expertise of a master florist are at hand. For Solveig Kelber, floristry is a way of creating a feeling of togetherness and expressing your feelings. She will be demonstrating various floristic techniques that can be used to design nature and thus get closer to it. So, go throw yourself into the world of candles, eucalyptus, evergreens, berries & co! 
Asthaus, Lichtenauergasse 4, 1020 Vienna. 22.11. 19:00. 68 € incl. material. Registration required. Web
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 Albert Schnitzer
Rebecca Anouche: À Paris
Voila, a little Paris feeling in Vienna. Singer Rebecca Anouche was born in Paris, grew up in London and has lived in Vienna for more than 20 years. Today she pays tribute to the French chansonnier Yves Montand and the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, inventor of the Tango Nuevo. Both were born in 1921, so they would have been 100 years old this year. Manu Mazé, who also comes from Paris, plays the accordion and makes the two jubilarians posthumous friends in spirit in his arrangements – it's hard to believe that the two never met during their lifetime!
Studio at Theater Akzent, Argentinierstraße 37, 1040 Vienna. 22 November 19:30. 28 €. Web
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 Marko Kovic/SCN
Escape Room: Ocean's Eye
Marine biologist Miriam Patrick is arrested: she is accused of having murdered someone. To prove Miriam's innocence, you’ll have to open her mobile laboratory Ocean's Eye – within the next hour! This Escape Room game is not about escaping from a room, but breaking into one. In addition to classic puzzles with number codes and keys, there are also experiments to be carried out and microscopy to be performed. The Science-Center-Netzwerk teaches us how it’s possible to protect our oceans! The research topic of the fictional marine biologist: microplastics
Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna. Until 30 November 10:00 to 18:30. 10 €. Web
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 Fabric House
Fabric Days Vienna
Watch out, remnant huntresses! For 2 days, the international fabric retailer “Fabric House” is now selling fabrics from overproduction and renowned designers in Vienna – which would otherwise have to be destroyed. From cotton to silk, everything the DYI dressmaker's heart desires can be found here. Interior fabrics for upholstering furniture are also available to touch and take home. “Fabric House” has showrooms in Italy, Germany and Great Britain, and you can buy from as little as 1 metre. During the “Fabric Days” there is an additional 10% discount on all fabrics!
Hotel Altstadt, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna. 23-24 November 9:00 to 16:00. Free of charge. Web 
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Nuri Cooking Class
Now that's some really important news: today is Sardine Day! Now that’s something, isn’t it? And because the Nuri company, founded in Portugal in 1920, has turned the canned oil sardine into a cult product, we are celebrating today with a cooking course via Zoom. Together with the Vienna-based chef Paolo Vitale, Mediterranean dishes are prepared step by step under video guidance, and of course you can also communicate and interact virtually. The course is free of charge – great for everyone who wants to bring a piece of the Mediterranean lifestyle home.
Online cooking course ichkoche, via Zoom. 24 November 18:00. Free of charge. Web
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Donation campaign MyPlace and Wiener Tafel
After the success of the last years, the warehouse rental company MyPlace is collecting Christmas donations again this year as part of the campaign “Weihnachts-freude weitergeben” for the benefit of the Wiener Tafel. At all MyPlace locations, special storage compartments have been set up until 15 December – where non-perishable food (such as rice, pasta, oil, canned food), originally packaged hygiene items (such as shower gels) and Christmas sweets can be handed in. Afterwards, the Wiener Tafel distributes the collected donations to people and their children affected by poverty.
MyPlace Vienna. Until 15 December at all 12 branches. Mon-Fri 8:30 to 17:30, Sat 9:00 to 13:00. Web 
​Shop of the Week 
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 Stefanie Schermann
Motte Motte
A true breath of fresh air for vintage aficionados! Motte Motte is reminiscent of the vintage shops in Berlin, not least because of the concept that is very popular there: you pay per kilo, namely 30 euros. Motte Motte is not as crowded as the second-hand shops along Neubaugasse, here you are able to keep a good overview of what's available. And that’s definitely an impressive selection: Levis jeans from decades long gone, trench coats that could rival Columbo, colourful 1990s rain jackets and cuddly vintage jumpers. Here you can really hunt down some cool bargains, keyword: silk shirt ;-)
Motte Motte, Schottenfeldgasse 23, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 12:00 to 18:00. Web
​Restaurant of the Week 
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Cafe Kriemhild
When the old coffee house was lately taken over by trendy caterers, there was a lot of concern. All unnecessary! Now you have hip 60s chandeliers hanging from the high ceiling and the inevitable rampant monstera at the entrance, but this has still remained a wonderfully unagitated coffee house. The old-fashioned seating niches are ideal during Corona and the tasty “Grilled Cheese Sandwich” is served in a paper sack. In the next room, the old billiard tables have been re-covered, students, folder readers and elegant ladies share the space. That’s how to Vienna!
Cafe Kriemhild, Markgraf-Rüdiger-Straße 14, 1150 Vienna. Sun-Thu 10:00 to 23:00, Fri+Sat to 2:00. Web


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