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d e c e m b e r 20 | 3. - 9.

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"Heya Girls!"
One in five! Or to put in dry statistics: 20 percent of all Austrian women aged 15 and over have already been subject to physical and/or sexual violence. 35 percent of all women in Austria have been sexually harassed. And these are only the official figures, the number of unreported cases is – reinforced by Corona – significantly higher. However, many women still refrain from reporting it. Every year a worldwide UN campaign tries to draw attention to this topic: During the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”, important buildings around the globe will be lit up in orange light until 7 December. In Vienna, the Albertina, the AKH, the Danube Canal bridges and 25 sights are shining orange these days. Most of the events planned for the campaign had to be cancelled due to Corona, but at least the animated film series “Klappe auf!” has been moved to the web. The message is clear: Look! Act!

Wishing you a safe week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Until 7 December. Web Klappe auf! Web
P.S. CitySpotterGirl raffles one night for two persons at the Hotel Regina, including a Vienna City Card. Who would like to win? Here.
Cover: Kathrin Steinbacher, In Her Boots
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Winter Plants at Urban Garden Center NY
In Harlem it is an institution: the Urban Garden Center, a plant paradise, which is managed by Dimitri Gatanas in the third generation. The wonderful plant shop is located in one of the oldest and most lively markets in New York, La Marqueta – and today you can visit it from Vienna. On a free tour, Mister Gatanas will guide you through the Christmas decorated greenery and offers history and anecdotes about this hotspot of Spanish Harlem. Afterwards, there are gardening tips on winter plants and Christmas trees – and how best to take care of them.
Urban Garden Center, Park Ave Harlem, New York. 3 December 17:00. Free. Web 
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 Susanne Bisovsky
Susanne Bisovsky Christmas Salon
24 x original Viennese chic in the virtual Christmas Salon by Susanne Bisovsky. Between Biedermeier and Vivienne Westwood, the top-notch designer has found her very own style – couture for the Viennese lady and the Viennese girl. Her annual Christmas Salon cannot take place this year, but “Madame Santa” will be delighting you virtually every Advent day with a 24% discount on selected articles in the online shop and a little surprise with every order. The reduced items will be announced every day in the Instagram Advent calendar. Happy shopping! 
Susanne Bisovsky. Discount campaign online shop. 1-24 December. Web
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 Sangita Nebel
Online Cooking Class: Indian Cuisine
What is better than juicy butter chicken from your favourite Indian venue? Homemade butter chicken! Indian cuisine with its complex aromas may sometimes seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Course instructor Sangita Nebel explains what is important in the online cooking course and reveals authentic recipes and the correct use of Indian spices. You will receive all spices and recipes by post in advance. In addition to butter chicken, the menu includes chawal rice and daal lentils. The expression “bon appétit” does not exist in Hindi by the way – just dig in ;-)
ichkoche. Online event. 3 December 18:00. 30 €. Web
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Grace Breakfast Box
Rolling out of bed on Saturday, well rested, and then straight to a gourmet brunch in your pyjamas & slippers – Grace's breakfast box brings pleasure to the lockdown weekend. Grace is the top address for connoisseurs and gourmets for reduced gourmet cuisine and aromatic experiences. (By the way, for non-breakfast fans there is also a 3-course menu or a truffle-risotto box). The tasteful packages can be ordered until Wednesday and picked up every Friday. This week there are ham and cheese croissants, raw vegetables, homemade muesli and French toast soufflé – ohlala! 
Grace, Danhausergasse 3, 1040 Vienna. Pick-up. 4 December 14:00 to 18:00. 48 €. Web
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 No Gold For Kalska
this human world: Online edition
Human rights must not be cancelled in 2020, either – the International Human Rights Film Festival is taking place virtually this year using the motto “outlines”. All films will be available for 48 hours after the screening. And not only the films are going online. Q&As, director's statements and live discussions round off the programme. Today from 18:00 on stream: Robin's Hood – an Austrian documentary about an ex-convict's amateur football club, A New Era – documentary-epic about forced resettlement and the short film collection An Outer Space, Love and Resistance.
this human world. Online festival. 3-13 December. Single Pass 3.90/Festival Pass 25 €. Web
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 Stefan Zeisler
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Museums and galleries will be allowed to open again from next Monday, 7 December, but a new exhibition already starts today. The art gallery rauminhalt has smartly transformed its large shop window into a Corona-compliant open-air showroom. Behind the glass front, works by clay artist Stefan Zeisler can be admired. As if the pieces had been taken from an archaeological excavation, traditional everyday objects are presented here in a special light: household items consisting of vases, bowls, spoons, drinking vessels, knives and plates. After the lockdown inside, too, of course.
rauminhalt, Schleifmühlgasse 13, 1040 Vienna. 4 - 17 December. Web
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 Monte Ofelio
Cornetti at Monte Ofelio
One croissant drives all of Vienna crazy! It's about the fresh cornetti con crema that are always available on Saturdays at Monte Ofelio – because an incredible hype has developed around them. You have to order by phone days in advance to get one of the sweet croissants. It's really rare to find some that are so authentically Italian, after all! If you didn’t manage to snatch one, you can console yourself with the supposedly best espresso in Vienna. Insider tip: the original Italian panettone, which has already been sold out before, can be pre-ordered again. But be quick!
Monte Ofelio, Obere Augartenstraße 70, 1020 Vienna. Tue-Sat 9:00 to 18:00. Cornetti on order. Web
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Day of Wishes
Already deposited your wish list with Christkind? Christmas wishes often involve a lot of money and stress. The Day of Wishes aims at helping you remember the wishes of your heart. The online workshop will start with a relaxed meditation session before wish cards are created with picture collages. In between, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other course participants. Afterwards the personal wishes will be put down on paper using some creative writing impulses. Coach Beatrice Floh will lead you through an inspiring and contemplative afternoon.
Die lila Couch. Online workshop. 5 December 14:00. Pay as you wish. Web
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 Jonathan Meiri
Sam’s Bar Goes Digital
Every year again...the Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom turns into Sam's Bar for the Advent season. Only this year, you’ll have to take care of the drinks yourself: The online programme starts today with accordion player and improvisation artist Otto Lechner in the live stream. On Wednesday, the in-house production “Alles ist. Hin?”, which revolves around the Viennese myth Marx Augustin. Further programme highlights of the next 2 weeks are singer Anna Mabo, Elias Meiri and the Yiddish Maidels, pianist Peter Ponger and Sterzinger III with poems set to music by Elfriede Gerstl.
Sam’s Bar, Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom. Online events. 5- 19 December 20:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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 Felix Metzner
Wunderkinder – Bambini Prodigio
A young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart meets the violinist Thomas Linley in Florence. Together they discover the work of a third child prodigy: Michelangelo's David. Semi-documentary scenes from the Renaissance theatre are mixed with perspectives on the famous David, accompanied by the music of the two friends and child prodigies. A cross-border pandemic cooperation between the Theater der Jugend, the Galleria dell'Academia in Florence and the Braunschweig State Orchestra has resulted in a film that traces the great talent. Free on YouTube!
Wunderkinder – Bambini Prodigio. To be seen on YouTube daily. Free of charge. Web
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 Upers and Downers
Ugly Christmas Sweaters 
OMG! In these Christmas jumpers, you could embarrass yourself even more than film-clumsy Bridget Jones, who once stuttered around in a similar knitting monster in front of her prince charming Mark Darcy. US iconic brand Tipsy Elves truly doesn't leave anything out with their deliberately kitschy Christmas designs – from the crazy cat lady to the huge gold bow to moose in anything but Christian positions. Now you can buy the edgy horror-jumpers at a stand at Spittelberg Advent Market. The only question is: when to put them on and who to bless with it?
uppers & downers, Burggasse 46, 1070 Vienna + online. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
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ArtNight Online
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. What did Picasso mean by this? The best thing is to reach for the brush yourself and find out! The Art Nights are going online this winter and offer the opportunity to try new things and act out your creativity. And all this without any stress or pressure: artists guide you step by step through pre-selected motifs. They can be painted with acrylic, water or food dye. Today the motifs are either Banksy Umbrella Girl or a colourful hummingbird. All Art Nights are suitable for beginners!
ArtNight. Online event. 7 December 18:00 + 19:00. 19 €. Web
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 Hans Vivek
Gentle Yoga
Rani is Indian and means queen – and queen-like is exactly how you will feel after a relaxing yoga session with Rani Gindl. And honestly, if you have managed going eleven months of 2020 without online yoga, you surely are running out of hobbies by now, aren’t you ;-) Today, things are very gentle, in any case – with asanas, breathing and meditation techniques for all newcomers and those who are looking for a quiet place in their lives or like to take things slowly. A trial lesson is available for a small donation, so it's best to come by today. 
Rani Yoga. Online course. 7 December 17:00. Trial lesson for a donation. Web
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 Lisbeth Kovacic
Erika Freeman: Miracles happen
93 years full of wisdom and yet so young at heart – the eminent psychoanalyst Dr. Erika Freeman talks to actor Markus Kupferblum about miracles and love, broadcast live from the MuTh. As a Jew, Freeman had to flee to New York at the age of 12, where she became a celebrated psychoanalyst. Many politicians and Hollywood stars were already on her couch seeking advice – now in this Viennese lecture she talks about her youth, her work and her companions. Every conversation with her raises your spirits – and what more could you want at the moment? 
MuTh. online event. 7 December 19:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Boxerie Camille
Baking a Rudolf Dripcake
This year, too, Rudolf will find his way – in the form of a home-baked cake in confectioner quality. In normal times, career changer Camille Eder-Krejci enchants wedding couples and birthday children with her trendy motif cakes. For Christmas in this pandemic year, she has come up with something special: With a baking box, all the necessary ingredients and the step-by-step instructions for the Rudolf Dripcake come straight to your home. Chocolate or vanilla cake with chocolate cream, white drip chocolate, golden sprinkles, antlers and of course the famous red nose ;-)
Torterie Camille. Order in the online shop. 39 €. Web
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Virtual tour of the Uffizi in Florence
CitySpotterGirl once set off a general alarm in the Uffizi with the tip of her nose – but all she wanted was to see Botticelli's “Madonna della Melagrana” up close. Now you can do that without a security escort: usually, you have to book a timeslot months before, now the Uffizi are accessible any time and free of charge. The epicentre of classical art in Florence is home to magnificent masterpieces from Michelangelo to Carvaggio and Rembrandt. And there is plenty of background information on every work of art in more than 20 halls – best reserve more than one evening for this ;-).
Galerie der Uffizien, Florence. Online tour. Free of charge. Web
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 Die Schwalbe
Die Schwalbe: mulled wine, biscuits and shirts
Be creative today and put edgy prints by unconventional designers on high-quality cotton shirts yourself! Since 2010 the Schwalbe has been delighting Viennese street art fans with her fair, vegan shirts. Now the end of the lockdown is being celebrated corona-compliant in the Secret Backyard Garden with “mulled wine, biscuits and cool duds”. And you have the whole showroom to yourself: so relax and pick a design, choose between shirt, hoodie and jumper and transfer the motif with screen printing. After shopping, there's mulled wine and biscuits in the backyard. 
Die Schwalbe, Kohlgasse 8/3, 1050 Vienna. 8 December 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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 J├╝disches Museum Wien
Danielle Spera: The Viennese in China
Escape, culture shock, new start – anyone who missed the highly fascinating exhibition about Viennese Jews in Shanghai can look forward to weekly insights with Danielle Spera on social media. Every Wednesday at 17:00, the director of the Jewish Museum presents a different part of “The Viennese in China” and tells the stories of the 22 Viennese families who found refuge in the “city above the sea” during the Nazi regime. All episodes can be watched on the museum's YouTube channel, and the private guided tour with Danielle Spera is now also available on Facebook.
Jüdisches Museum Wien. Online guided tour. 9 December 17:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Stefan Gergely
Trzesniewski: Nuri Anniversary Sandwich
During the lockdown, the days blend together so much that we actually missed an important holiday: Sardine Day! That was already a fortnight ago. With the bread delivery from Trzesniewski, you don't have to worry about such carelessness – the iconic sandwiches are available every day of the week in all branches for pickup or delivery. And for the belated celebration of the day, the honoured fish currently jumps out of the can right onto the bread – spicy Portuguese sardines from Nuri with cucumber and carrot or exotic with cinnamon plum and physalis. An iconic duet! 
Trzesniewski, Dorotheergasse 1, 1010 Vienna + branches in all of Vienna. Mon-Fri 9:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00, Sun until 17:00. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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 Ramsch & Rosen
Ramsch & Rosen
Ramsch & Rosen was known and loved for funny junk and original knickknack, but sadly the quirky vintage shop closed down exactly a year ago. If all goes well – cross your fingers! – the sugary pink wonder-shop will reopen at the end of the lockdown on 7 December, near the old address on Neubaugasse. Here, you find everything you have never looked for, but want at all costs: bizarre antiques and curious kitsch from times gone by, tableware, pictures, jewellery and porcelain figurines. A fully-stocked cabinet with lots of charming frippery.
Ramsch & Rosen, Neubaugasse 59, 1070 Vienna. From 7.12 Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:30, Sat 11:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Those who still spurn British food have never tried the “new” home cooking before. Whether it's a pub lunch or a full English breakfast: the bratwurst is a star of the British cuisine – and is now at home in Vienna as well. At Britwurst, high-quality Austrian meat meets royal flavours, during the lockdown for pick-up or as delivery. In addition to the classics, there are Christmas sausages with cranberry and chestnuts or nutmeg and cloves. And the famous finger food that completes every British Christmas celebration, of course: small sausages in a bacon coat – pigs in blankets ;-) 
Britwurst, Dingelstedtgasse 14/5, 1150 Vienna. Delivery or pick up only per advance order. Web



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