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j a n u a r y 17 | 19. - 25.

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"Heya Girls!"
What a way to start off! The year is only a few days old and there are already presents for you! With a drum roll and sparkling eyes I have the pleasure to announce: the CitySpotterGirl is presenting the pre-premiere of the best film of this spring season – and is inviting you to the cinema for free! “Hidden Figures” is the true (!) and never before told, unbelievable story of  Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson. The three Afro-American women worked for the NASA at the beginning of the sixties and as brilliant mathematicians they were part of the team that made the first circumnavigation of the earth possible for US-astronaut John Glenn. Or, better said: without these three ladies, John Glenn would have never gone to space. And all that during a time when black women weren’t even allowed to use the same toilet as their white colleagues. A wonderful film full of women’s power – and with Kevin Costner as chief of the space travel program. So, who wants to see the film (original version with subtitles) before everybody else can? We give away the tickets in pairs on a first-come, first-served basis. So start mailing ;-)
Wishing you a beautiful week
Your CitySpotterGirl
UCI Kinowelt Millennium City, 1220 Vienna. Pre-premiere January 31 20:00. For free tickets send a mail to the CitySpotterGirl editorial office until January 26.
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Winter sale at greenground
The organic fashion boutique greenground has grown and moved from the Servitengasse to the Porzellangasse. Shop owner Kathrin Haumer exclusively sells fair trade and super chic green fashion made from organic fabrics and recycling materials. And right now most conveniently at bargain prices! Since the beginning of this week, the most recent winter collection pieces (except for jeans and basics) are available at 30% off – including awesome dresses from armedangels and cuddly fashion from Braintree. Single pieces are on sale for up to 50% off!
greenground, Porzellangasse 14-16, 1090 Vienna. Tue-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Rookie3D / pixelio. de
Keep cool during heated debates
Who hasn’t felt like this before? Sometimes you just run out of the right words in important situations. Or – particularly annoying! – the super-brilliant quick-witted answer doesn’t occur to you until it’s too late. The good news: quick-wittedness can be practiced! Cabaret artist Susanne Pöchacker is offering debate training for women, at tonight’s informative event you can try out both method and coach. Every participant gets to test their very own verbal aplomb and will then receive the first tips on how to act in future heated situations without going silent.
Susanne Pöchacker, Währinger Straße 2-4, 1090 Vienna. January 19 17:00 to 19:30. 48 €. Web
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ANZEIGE Klick mich!
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White Cube – Black Box
Usually we love Stephanie Klaura because she rebuilt a closed restaurant in Ottakring, turned it into a silk-screen printing workshop and now prints all kinds of fabrics with her designs under the brand name FabricFabrik. Lesser-known: she was awarded the BA Artist’s Award Carinthia 2016 – and from today on Klaura will be presenting her fun textile-installations with rhomb patterns at the Bank Austria Kunstforum. Which means: anyone who is dressed in the same check pattern as the piece of art can be camouflaged – and can therefore disappear, become part of the piece, become invisible! Hocus pocus – dazzle – go!
Bank Austria Kunstforum, Freyung 8, 1020 Vienna. January 19- March 26 daily 10:00 to 19:00, Fri until 21:00. 11 €. Web
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Angela Tröndle & Pippo Corvino
Music that makes you dream and soar: Angela Tröndle has been known for a few years as being part of “The little Band from Gingerland”. The Salzburg-born jazz singer and composer has such a delicate and expressive voice that makes listening to her a real treat. And now she recorded the new album “Getting Out of the Envelopes” together with guitarist Pippo Corvino, who lives in Vienna. The two musicians will be presenting their work tonight at the Radiokulturhaus. Poetically airy and light classy pop that does wonders for noise-afflicted big city ears! For a first impression, listen in here.
Radiokulturhaus, Argentinierstraße, 1040 Vienna. January 20 20:00. 24 €. Web
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 Tanna / trigon-film
Long night of art house cinemas
And even more cinema! It’s not only that today in Austria a big number of current movies are premiering in cinemas but you also don’t have to pay for a ticket! Even just in Vienna, there are five legendary cult cinemas including the Filmcasino and the Künstlerhaus showing premieres, previews and talks. Stefan Ruzowitzky will be talking about filming the thriller “Die Hölle” in a workshop talk at the Votivkino, at the De France cinema a preview of “Elle” is on and because of the premiere of “Tanna”, a South Sea night will be celebrated at the Filmcasino, where you can also get film posters of the last few months for free. Be quick!
Night of art house cinema, various cinemas in Vienna. January 20 from 18:00. Free entry. Web
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 Aids Hilfe, Foto: Andreas H. Bitesnich
Long night of sex at the Wien Museum
Boring old rule, but as accurate as ever: sex sells! Which, of course, made the “Sex in Wien” exhibition the most visited ever at the Wien Museum. Now the end is near and that is why the event “Long night of sex” with readings, music and activities is happening today. The trio Lepschi will be singing ambiguous Viennese songs, Stefan Slupetzky and Mieze Medusa will be reading their favorite sex scenes, there will be talks on stage and the great Lucy McEvil is going to act as the presenter for the whole (free!) night. By the way, the exhibition’s last day is Sunday and that is why until then it will be open until 22:00 every day.
Wien Museum, Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Vienna. January 20 18:30 to 24:00. Free entry. Web
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Women’s March on Washington
Isn’t it wonderful, when a bad event causes a global movement! On US President Trump’s first day more than 370 marches will be taking place not only in Washington but internationally with hundreds of thousands of participating women, fighting for women’s rights, environmental protection, respect and a peaceful coexistence. By the way, you can submit your personal reasons for participation beforehand under #WhyIMarch. So: time to put on some warm clothes (in the US pink wool hats are sold out already!), make a sign and conquer the street at today’s “Sister March” in Vienna.
Women’s March on Washington Vienna, Meeting point: Karlskirche, 1040 Vienna. January 21 12:00 to 15:00. Web
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Final sale at Pablo Schmuck
On the one hand it is sad when a nice store closes its doors, on the other hand that often results in a feast for bargain hunters! Even more so at this shop, because it is jam-packed with lots of colorful always-good-to-have things, which are on sale at half price until the end of February.  There are tons of super colorful pearl jewelry, including nice necklaces, rings and earrings. And there are also silk scarves, lamps, felt pieces ranging from slippers to bags – and (tip!) lots of glittering stuff from Swarovski. Quite a few things to browse through but definitely including a find for everybody!
Pablo Schmuck, Siebensterngasse 58, 1070 Vienna. Until end of feb. Mon 14:00 to 18:00, Tue-Fri from 11:00, Sat until 17:00. Web
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 Iris Camaa
The silence of a mountain lodge was groovy voiced AnneMarie Hoeller’s inspiration for her first solo album. She wrote the lyrics, composed and produced the album herself and it is a lovingly intimate tribute to comfort and a love poem to Morpheus, the ancient Greek god of sleep and dreams. At today’s matinee the musician with the gentle voice will be presenting her incredibly relaxing new “lullabies” live for the first time. The title track “Morpheus’ Arm” will be performed in different variations: singing, humming and instrumental with piano, all of them wonderful!
Sechsschimmel Gallery, Sechsschimmelgasse 14, 1090 Vienna. January 22 12:00. Free entry. Web
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Inspired by Paper
Ladies, it’s time to be fast! This weekend is your very last opportunity to see the travelling exhibition “Inspired by Paper” with its astonishing and wonderful pieces made from paper. So go on and visit the “Papierwespe”: at the same-named atelier of Beatrix Mapalagama 39 paper artists from 15 different countries are exhibiting their works only until today. Incredible objects, jewelry and even houses made from paper can be discovered. And whoever can’t get enough of the material afterwards should know: the number of hip paper shops in Vienna is rising constantly. You can find them on our portal.
Papierwesepe, Kleistgasse 18/4, 1030 Vienna. January 20-22 daily 16:00 to 20:00. Web
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Sale days at “Schuhe für Frauen”
This is what women want: comfortable shoes, but not in the form of embarrassing health-footwear but chic high heels and elegant ankle boots. A big selection of such shoes is available as special offer right now at Gertraud Buxhofer’s store! On sale are discontinued models and remaining pairs that where all produced in Europe with a special focus on wearing comfort. For example super light leather booties from Thierry Rabotin that cling to pained feet like socks. Or cheerfully embroidered good mood inducing lace-up shoes from the Spanish label Brako.
Schuhe für Frauen, Kirchengasse 28, 1070 Wien. Until Feb 11 Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Lisa Koller
An alpine revenge tragedy
A folk music singer, an incestuous love triangle, an abandoned mountain cabin and the unconditional desire to land the ultimate folk pop song – those are the ingredients for the alpine revenge tragedy “A-Moll sing i no”. In the play Karl is about to reach the folk music hall of fame but is actually kind of sick of it and finds bad luck – in the worst way! The play combines everything that the two young Austrian authors have always wanted to see on stage: starting at love to homeland to pop culture, with realistic dialogues and plot twists, incest, fratricide and music. Premiering today!
Werk X-Eldorado, Petersplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. January 23, 24, 25, 28, 30 + 31 20:00. 18 €. Web
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Picknick for One – A surreal circus theater
Contemporary circus doesn’t always have to refer to the bombastic Cirque du Soleil in order to capture the audience! By now there are also small and nice Austrian productions. For example this week in “Picknick for One” three artists and two musicians tell the surreal story of a woman and a pick nick in a humorous way. The production plays with notions of dream and reality, there is dancing, juggling and music, body and soul are whirling around, collapsing and getting back up. The magical spectacle can be experienced up close and directly, that’s the difference between a small stage and a big tent.
Theater Brett, Münzwardeingasse 2, 1060 Vienna. January 19-24 20:00. Free donation. Web
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Ball of the Viennese Coffeemakers
Mesdames, would you like to attend a ball at the Hofburg? Then you have to participate in our raffle! Because on February 17th the Ball of the Viennese Coffeemakers is taking place for the 60th time at the Hofburg – an absolute highlight of the ball season! The motto this year is “Anniversary blend” (“Jubiläumsmischung”) and the program includes numerous international show acts. The CitySpotterGirl is giving away 3 x 2 tickets worth 135 euros each – all you have to do is recommend the newsletter to three friends and with a little bit of luck you can dance at the Coffeemakers Ball for free!

Raffle StadtSpionin, participate until February 8 2017. Information and legal notes online Web
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 Diba se Diva
Diba se Diva-winter sale
How does woman notice that spring is around the corner? With these temperatures it’s definitely not because of the weather but because the spring collections are already pushing into the stores and the winter pieces have to go. That is also the case at Diba se Diva, where from now on all in stock pieces of the current collection are on sale at 30 per cent off, including also a few chic knit-accessories like beanies (30 instead of 45 euros!). And wrapped in a cuddly “Sheep Jacket” or an egg yolk yellow “Good Mood Coat” it is a lot less scary to face winter, even if it might last for quite a while ;-)
Diba se Diva, Zieglergasse 88-90,1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 12:00 to 18:00, Sat 11:00 to 16:00. Web
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The glass of the architects
Not only interesting for glass-lovers, but a fascinating chapter of the Austrian arts and crafts: in its new exhibition the MAK presents more than 300 glasses designed by architects during the years 1900-1937. The glass artists were young back then, today they are world-famous for being the protagonists of Viennese Modernism: including Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann and Otto Prutscher. Back then, all of them launched groundbreaking new designs for decorative and practical glass – art glass after architects’ designs became the material of Modernism and a permanent feature in the product range of the Wiener Werkstätte.
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna. Until April 17 Tue 10:00 to 22:00, Wed-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Simply gorgeous! Everything that the French mother-daughter duo Anne and Hanae sell at their concept store has that particular “je ne sais quoi”. Super delicate golden jewelry from Paris, silk blousons and blouses painted by an artist, delightfully wrapped “Soft Parfum”- roll ons and pretty glitter-bags. Most of the stock at the recently opened store is from France, but among the around 50 labels there are also pretty pieces from other countries to be found – as long as they delight the owners. And at the moment many pieces are up to 40% off the regular price, thanks to the “Soldes”. Let’s go!

l’Adresse, Zollergasse 4, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Shoyu Ramen
Truth be told: the only thing that helps in this kind of weather is soup! Hot, steaming soup! How convenient that a new ramen restaurant opened in the first district – a Japanese noodle soup-soul food-stroke of luck for all the freezing and hungry out there. The nice restaurant is bigger than it seems from the outside, the noodles are homemade and the soups are prepared daily with fresh vegetables and other ingredients. The Chicken Ramen (with chicken, egg, vegetables, sprouts and thick noodles) tastes delicious, the Green Ramen comes with vegetables only, the Miso Ramen is plainly awesome. And all of them warm body and soul ;-)
Shoyu Ramen, Seilerstätte 10, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sat 11:00 to 22:00. Web


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