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"Heya Girls!"
Even just the name makes you curious. “Pots und Blitz” is what the design market for handmade ceramics calls itself and will rock MuseumsQuartier on the weekend. For three days, 50 international artists and ceramists show all that you can do with clay. They offer everyday items and utilitarian objects, design products and art objects, figurines, sculptures and tableware, all made exclusively by the artists themselves. Meaning no mainstream but a refreshing counter show to conventional pottery. Joining in is the renowned, Berlin-based Japanese ceramic artist Yasuhiro Cuze who shows his pure-white porcelain pots. Artist Helene Kirchmair creatively plays with function, surface and form. mano design brings its new tableware series Twotone. And particularly funny are Margit Russnig’s flying pigs (photo). There are also flying fish and other creatures, by the way ;-)
Wishing you a well-formed week
Your CitySpotterGirl
MuseumsQuartier, Ovalhalle + Arena21, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 20-22 September. 5 €. Web
Photo: Margit Russnig
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 Comploj / Bernhard Schramm
Österreichische Werkstätten: Salon Days
Autumn is here. And with it the wish to curl up like a hedgehog and get comfy. If you are still looking for pretty, timeless and snuggly stuff for your own feel-good-cave, you can now find inspiration at the Salon Days! You could invest in a flowery tea set from Feine Dinge Porzellan, in a warm beanie from Mühlbauer, or snatch some classy boots by Ludwig Reiter. Dozens of young designers and traditional manufacturers will be assembled under one roof for 3 days. They offer everything from furniture to the finest of textiles. So come foraging and hoarding ;-) Today is the opening!
Österreichische Werkstätten, Kärntner Straße 6, 1010 Vienna. 19-21 September. Free entry. Web
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 Max Brown Hotel
Max Brown Hotel: new cinema & festival
There are already 2 good reasons to go to the Max Brown 7th District: you’re in need of a cool room. Or you have a yen for a veggie Israeli treat at the Seven North (CitySpotterGirl has raved about it). And starting now, the place also tempts you with its own cinema hall!!! The Max Brown Theatre has a cosy number of 28 seats, vintage chairs, a chandelier, golden stucco – all in the Art Deco style. It opens with a free 4-day film festival and strong women’s films. Like the teen-love-drama “Seventeen” made in Austria or the artists’ documentary “Sie ist der andere Blick”. First come, first served!
Max Brown Theatre, Schottenfeldgasse 74, 1070 Vienna. 19 to 22 September. Free entry. Sign up. Web
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Soul Sisters Open House
Yay, it’s that time again! The centre for middle-aged women has its Open House Day again. Which means an entire afternoon full of inspiring lectures and join-in/try-out sessions. For instance, they will tell you three secrets on how to bring a breath of fresh air into your relationship. Or five strategies on how to push the second half of life with joy and fulfilment. Plus, there’s an introduction into Imago therapy with practical exercises. Well, come on then, dear ladies, take a step towards change, self-determination and the future! Free entry.
Soul Sisters, Goldeggasse 2/5, 1040 Vienna. 19 September 15:30 to 21:00. Sign up. Web
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Film Cult Tour
Vienna is not Hollywood – as if! The truth is, many movies were filmed here. As early as 1922, the main star of the film “Sodom und Gomorrha”, Lucy Doraine, narrowly escaped death in Oberlaa. For “Scorpio”, Alain Delon dared to come to what was then Europe’s biggest construction site near Secession, and Tom Cruise roped down from the opera in “Mission Impossible V”. And the Hofburg was even re-built into Versailles for the “Three Musketeers”. Film expert Florian Brandt gives a two-hour tour of the most iconic film-hotspots in Vienna. Funny and exciting!
Meeting point: Marc Aurel Denkmal, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna. 20 September 18:00. 28 €. Sign up. Web
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Pop Up Nasch Sportswear x Saborka
Three magic words now lure fashion fans into shopping in Kirchengasse: sustainable, ecological and fair! The Sportswear-Label Nasch is represented with trendy outdoor jackets from recycled functional material. They are water- and wind proof and so sturdy that they come with a lifelong guarantee :) Particularly cool: the colourful model The Runner! On site is also Saborka with a big selection of minimalistic chic handbags and backpacks. All made from vegan leather, fairly produced cotton and cork. Best invest in both and put the jacket into the bag. Only for 3 days!

The Pop Up, Kirchengasse 24, 1070 Vienna. 19 to 21 September. Web
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 Andrej Grilc
Marie Spaemann
A stage, a chair, a cello and Marie Spaemann. That’s all you need to experience a true goosebumps-concert. Today the successful cello player and singer-songwriter is in Vienna. She has brought her brand-new album “Gap”, even though she will shoot the songs live through the ether at today’s release concert ;) They move somewhere between carefree pop, bubbly jazz and serious classic. After all, the virtuoso gives challenging, sophisticated concerts as well, for example at Wiener Konzerthaus. There is a music sample here, but definitely go to the concert!
Die Turnhalle, Herklotzgasse 21, 1150 Vienna. 20 September 19:30. 12 €. Web
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Matinee of Austrian Women’s Shelters
Now, the topic of violence against women doesn’t necessarily make you think of the Wiener Oper. And yet, the very same opens its doors this morning for the “hellwach Matinee” of the Österreichische Frauenhäuser. The association is supported by numerous artists and celebs who provide entertainment with readings, talks and singing. And who, at the same time, call attention to the enormous scope of physical and sexual violence against women. In Austria alone, 1 in 5 women are affected – 62 million women in all of Europe! So please: buy a ticket, support a good cause!
Wiener Staatsoper, Gustav Mahler-Saal, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna. 21 September 11:00. 36 €. Web
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 Christina Danica Evi Sawatou
Wir WOLLen Papier
Decorative crafting clutter – as if! Textile visionaries Sawatou Mouratidou and Barbara Füreder have already proven in 2018 that textile art is and can be much more. Their newest art craft fusion exhibition with the motto “Wir WOLLen Papier” once again provides a stage for more than 20 international colleagues with knitted puns, female stitching power and political wooly thinking. There are for example the “Zeitungsente” by Getrud Brauner-Baumgartner as well as the anti-daily-stress work “Fabula Nova” by Minnamarina Tammi from Finland. Today is the vernissage!
Galerie am Park, Liniengasse 2A, 1060 Vienna. 21 September 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Kaffeehaus Flea Market
This could be a good opportunity to snatch some original stuff and fill up your tableware stock! Because for the Wiener Kaffeehaus flea market the big cafes of the city have cleared out their cupboards, storages, and cellars and carried it all over to the long-standing coffee roastery Julius Meinl. There you can hunt for some nice bargains until the afternoon since the offered goods – tableware, discarded chairs, old coffee machines – are sold at pleasantly low prices. Joining in are, among others, Café Landtmann, the Hummel and also Demmers Teehaus.
Kaffeerösterei Julius Meinl, Julius Meinl Gasse 3-7, 1160 Vienna. 21 September 10:00 to 16:00. Free entry. Web
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Zack, Zack, Zack
Three little (Austrian) words that caused a big international scandal in May of this year. Today, the 2 heroes who contributed significantly to the uncovering of the Ibiza affair are in Vienna: Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier. Both senior editors at the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Both members of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism. And both, according to HCS, “the biggest whores on the planet”. Their extensive book on the scandal is presented twice today. And to make the whole thing suitable for Rabenhof, Palfrader, Maurer & co provide the laughs.
Rabenhof Theater, Rabengasse 3, 1030 Vienna. 22 September 16:00 and 20:00. 26 €. Web
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 Edita Rosenrot
Designplatzl 2.0
Exactly one year ago, „Lieblingsrock”-designer Silke Solly initiated the first Designplatzl. Now the hip market enters its second round and – goes to a new address, namely the cool F23 in Liesing with its cosy inner courtyard. She stayed true to the concept, though: you can snatch trendy and chic stuff by young labels from all areas of fashion and art. Super-pretty are for instance: unique Gyotaku print items by “Releaf”, bright-pink 3D-print creoles by “My Magpie” or racy drawstring bags by Vivibag. Sorry, a shopping frenzy is inevitable, unfortunately ;-)
F23, Breitenfurter Straße 176, 1230 Vienna. 22 September 10:00 to 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Risotto Cooking Class
Carnaroli, Vialone Nano, Arboreo – the different kinds of risotto rice alone are confusing. And then the question of do you really have to stir all the time? The team of “Kochen wie in Neapel” is doing some basic education today. Step by step, you can learn everything about the world of risotto. How to choose the right kind of rice, how to properly use the soup, how to create your own risotto. You will be cooking together for five hours and then at the end of the day all the different risottos that were prepared by the class participants will be devoured together. 
Your Kitchen, Wipplingerstraße 15/5, 1010 Vienna. 22 September 15:00. 130 €. Web
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 Margit Huber
CitySpotterGirl has always been in love with the folk-chanson swashbuckler Leonard Cohen. Or rather with his music. More than once, she made love to the song classic “Dance Me to the End Of Love”, and found herself a bit more with the album “Songs Of Love And Hate”. And with the last masterpiece of the singer who died in 2016 – “You Want It Darker” – she realised how important it is to live in the moment. The TAG now dedicated a tribute night to the exceptional musician today. The live music comes from Steve Gander & band, Nino aus Wien entertains with anecdotes.
TAG, Gumpendorfer Straße 67, 1060 Vienna. 23 September 20:00. 18 €. Web
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Deck Chair Sale
In my childhood in the country, summer was irretrievably gone when the autumn crocuses were blooming and the mist hung around the fields for days on end. In the city, it’s different. There the final takeover of autumn is demonstrated by the closing of the beach bars. Like the Strandbar Herrmann near Urania. But as a goodbye, the Strandbar will bestow the perfect bargain upon us: tons of deck chairs will be sold for just 7 euros per piece! And in order to add some style to the whole affair, DJ The Big Kaminski will accentuate it by playing some old songs.
Strandbar Herrmann, Donaukanal next to Urania, 1010 Vienna. 23 September 10:00 to 22:00. Web
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Literary Speed Dating
For all those who missed it last winter: Bookship #2! Because where else do more romantic love stories start than in a beautiful bookshop? That’s apparently what the always creative bookseller Petra Hartlieb thought, too, and invented Vienna’s first book-dating. The concept: 10 women, 10 men and 20 favourite books. Whether a great love or a life-long friendship comes out of it, nothing is impossible here – just like in the world of books. You have 7 minutes per person and to break the ice quickly everybody will bring their favourite book ;-)
Hartliebs Bücher, Porzellangasse 36, 1090 Vienna. 23 September 19:00. Please sign up. Web
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 Karolina Jablonska
Parallel Vienna
Everything is allowed in art. Like making itself at home at a mangy and therefore kind of cool 90s place. And that’s why this year’s Parallel Vienna takes place at the abandoned former headquarters of Bank Austria, which provides the perfect frame with its sterile walls, naked pipes and escalators. 30 galleries, 30 solo artists and 50 off spaces show works by the known and soon-to-be-known ;-) Joining in for the first time: the gallery WOP with Karolina Jablonska’s impressive paper paintings “No Man Is Big Enough for My Arms”. Go there! Be amazed! Today opening & party!
Parallel Vienna, Lasallestrasse 5, 1020 Vienna. 24-29 September. Web
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 Agnes Boros
Driftwood Workshop
Summer is definitely NOT over! And in order for that to stay true for a long time still, ladies had best gather upall their seashells, pictures and souvenirs from their last holiday now. Under the instruction of creative workshop operator Agnes Boros, these items can be turned into lasting memorabilia and true driftwood masterpieces during a three-hour-long workshop. If you don’t have any beach treasures yourself, you can help yourself to some from the treasure trove on site. The material is included, previous knowledge is not required. Now that’s how you capture summer!
BIB Zentrum, Franziskanerplatz 5/10, 1010 Vienna. 24 September 17:00 to 20:00. 69 €. Sign up. Web
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Getting to know Reiki
If you spend most of the day stressed out at work, making telephone calls with a craned neck or annoying organisational crap, you know what you are in dire need of: relaxation! One possibility of restoring the harmony of the juices again is Reiki. And that’s exactly what’s practised at today’s Open Night at Shambhala. You can try out this energy technique with Erna Janisch – who is a trained Reiki therapist. Participation is free of charge. Signing up is not necessary. And after this healing wellness breather, you’ll certainly be back on the ball again!
Shambhala, Josefstädterstraße 5, 1080 Vienna. 24 September 18:00 to 20:30. Free entry. Web
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 Andrea Peller
Three Girl Madhouse
Aren’t we all a little bit adolescent? But still of age, charming and lovable at the same time, obviously?! That’s exactly the kind of mix of life experience and attitude that the 3 musicians of Three Girl Madhouse keep in their hears. Tonight Susanne Draxler, Astrid Golda and Susanne Fanny Rader rock the stage of Theater am Spittelberg with their new programme “Volljährig 2019”. It’ll get loud, cheeky, refreshing and smart – with a keen eye for every injury, missed chance and the perfect moment. With songs and cool covers of pop, rock & chanson. Listen in here.
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 25 September 19:30. 23 €. Web 
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Eating disorder – now what?
Honestly: who amongst us doesn’t have a health problem or could do with some help in certain areas? Which comes to you on the topic of eating disorders today. The experts of sowhat., the competence centre for people with eating disorders, are hosting a free informative evening. They shed light on the symptoms and possible treatments of the illness. As well as providing competent advice and empathy. So if you think you might be affected or if you want to help a friend or family member, this is a great opportunity. Have courage, asking is free!
sowhat., Gerstnerstraße 3, 1150 Vienna. 25 September 17:00. Free entry. Sign up. Web
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Japan Unlimited
If you want to know what’s happening in the Far East politically and socio-critically, you’ll have to go to the Q12 tonight. For Japan’s most popular artists allow fascinating insights into current events there. Japanese masquerades and behavioural codes, hidden war of opinions and conventions are dealt with on screen, canvas and photography. The artist collective Chim↑Pom cause a storm with their charter flight initiative “Making the sky of Hiroshima ‘PIKA!”. Momoyo Torimitsus summons Tepco CEOs to Fukushima in „Business as habitual”. Wow!
Quartier21, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 25 September 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Motel a Miio
Oh my, that shop is crammed! Although shop is not entirely correct – with its 100 sqm the ceramics paradise from Portugal looks more like an art studio: white walls, wooden flooring, concrete, the colourful vases, plates, carafes & co like the main actors in the thick of it. The design of the tableware is decorative and cheerful, all items are produced and painted by hand at small manufactories in Portugal. And the selection of the collection is huge! From the series Alachofra with big bang blobs to the pastel Lua plates. And since the first shop in Austria only just opened, there is a discount of 30 percent until the end of September!
Motel a Miio, Neubaugasse 51, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Bakery and Café Öfferl
CitySpotterGirl has detoured before just for the Semmeln from the bakery Öfferl, and the cruffins (genius mix of croissant and muffin) maker her lose her mind completely. So it’s a great joy that the unique organic bakery from Weinviertel finally has a shop in Vienna. But the best thing is yet to come: adjoined to the shop and exhibition bakery is a chic café. Furnished in an absolutely minimalist style with concrete, only organic meals on the menu. Breakfast and sandwiches (Madame Crousto with pumpkin and sheep cheese!) are delicious, the menu of the day rocks. I’ll be dreaming of the mushrooms and carrot cream for a long time…
Öfferl, Wollzeile 31, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sun 8:00 to 19:00. Web


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