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o c t o b e r 18 | 18. - 24.


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"Heya Girls!"
I’m afraid my leadership skills weren’t too distinct yet when I was a child. Although my childhood in the Salzkammergut was pretty happy (lots of nature, mobiles phones not yet invented), nobody ever wanted to play treasure hunt with me. The neighbourhood kids always got their way: for years, we were cowboys and Indians. But times change ;-) Now I run two companies – and as of now, I can play as much treasure hunt as I want! Namely at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Mystery Hunt is the name of the riddle game for adults inspired by the Da Vinci Code. Starting this week, the first mysteries can already be solved in the Egyptian-Near Eastern Collection and the Antiquities Collection. You play in groups of at least four people, get a box with mysterious clues and riddles when booking, experience the museum in a completely new way and – hopefully – solve the riddle of the sphinx. I think it’s brilliant, it’s 100% analog and cowboys can join in and play as well.
 
Wishing you a mysterious week,
Your CitySpotterGirl

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna. 30 €/ person plus museum admission fee. From 15 years. Web
Photo: MYSTERY MAKERS
THURSDAY
...prettythings 
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Don’t-Stress-Yourself-Shopping
Procrastination is the thief of time ;-) Even though Christmas and gift-buying-madness still seem ages away, you could start with it today without any pressure. Gabriele Lechner is hosting a relaxed money-spending-event at her atelier Mondschein, where, aside from her fluffy bags and shawls, you also find pretty things from six other Viennese labels to purchase. Among them are classy footwear from the Viennese Schuhmanufaktur, natural cosmetics from éternel, sparkly Brut Nature champagne and cute jewellery with quotes from Lisa Juen. Snacks are provided as well!
 
Atelier Mondschein, Erdbergstraße 16, 1030 Vienna. 18 October 16:00 to 21:00. Web
...vernissage 
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Egon Schiele. The Making Of A Collection
Not just the paintings themselves are at the centre of this new Schiele-exhibition at the Belvedere, but also the stories behind them. For the centenary of the artist’s death, every exhibited work is combined with the story of its acquisition, the motif, the people portrayed in the images, and the painting techniques he used. They are showing the twenty Schiele-pictures the Belvedere owns, like “Death and Maiden” or “Embrace”, but also international loans, including paintings and sketches that used to be at the Belvedere once. The opening of the show (free entry) is today!
 
Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna. Vernissage 18 October 19:00. Free entry. Web
 
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...spirituality 
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Demystifying Shambhala
Yes, that’s what we would need on earth: perfect peace and holistic harmony. According to the Buddhist view, we can completely transform the way we experience the world. There is currently a high-ranking Buddhist master in Vienna, who teaches all over the world how to do that: Khentrul Rinpoche belongs to the 1000-year-old Tibetan Jonang-Kalachakra tradition and will personally present his book “Demystifying Shambhala" today. It offers a well-structured description of the Kalachakra path promising eternal bliss and is easy to follow for beginners. There’s also a weekend-seminar!
 
Shambhala, Bennogasse 8a, 1080 Vienna. 18 October 19:30. Voluntary donation. Web
FRIDAY
...leafandblossom 
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Arche Noah Pop-Up Store
The glorious autumn sun awakens spring fever and digging-lust in many amateur gardeners. The Arche Noah Pop-Up Store on Wienzeile still provides plenty of sprout-eager material until the end of the month, with many organic plants that are great for planting in autumn. Including berry bushes, young veggie plants, herb & strawberry rarities, and seeds for garden and balcony, plus reference books, fertiliser, organic gardening aids and – if you’re wondering what that is now – expert advice from friendly garden-people. Fig trees and grapevines have just arrived!
 
Arche Noah Pop Up-Store, Rechte Wienzeile 123, 1050 Vienna. Until 31 Oct Thu-Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
...hurlyburly 
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Kosmos Theater Opening Party
Barbara Klein had run the Kosmos Theater for 18 years, now there’s a new boss called Veronika Steinböck – and a huge party to kick off the new era! Today and tomorrow, artists present the possible, the impossible, and the almost fixed of the upcoming season, singer PH LION will sing soft “raw soul”, and tomorrow things will get crazy at an open Aktionslabor. For instance, you will see Liebstoeckel & Söhne accompany a woman freaking out at their literature performance and the “Vaginas im Dirndl” present an anti-sexist videoclip. And then party from 22:00!
 
Kosmos Theater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. 19+20 October. Free entry. Web
 
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...gourmet 
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Gourmet Evening “Truffle”
If you love truffle and enjoy fine dining, then you got plans tonight: at the stylish Hotel Sans Souci’s restaurant “Veranda”, chef de cuisine Jeremy Ilian will conjure a creative 4-course-menu all about the aromatic gourmet mushroom. They serve delicacies from veal tartar and porcini risotto to oxtail, and a sommelier will pour exquisite wines along with dinner. Thomas Edlinger, founder of the Viennese Truffle Market, guides us through the evening and accompanies every course with his know-how of the gourmet tubercle. By the way, the gourmet theme-nights at the Sans Souci take place regularly!
 
Veranda, Hotel Sans Souci, Burggasse 2, 1070 Vienna. 19 October 19:00. 150 € incl. aperitif + wine. Web
SATURDAY
...bargain 
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Fabric-Clearance Sale Staltner & Fürlinger
Now it’s all about getting out your sewing machine and notepad and thinking about how to pretty up your own four walls and wrap them up autumn-style. Staltner & Fürlinger host an inventory clearance sale in their world of beautiful fabrics! DIYers will find many high-quality decorative- and upholstery fabric remnants, finished curtain parts, display items, cushions, and fluffy wool- and fake fur plaids. Cords, tassels, and other pretty trimmings are included as well. Which are so pretty you could just as well pin them right onto your garments ;-) Great bargains!
 
Staltner & Fürlinger, Liechtensteinstraße 41, 1090 Vienna. 20 October 10:00 to 19:00. Web
...opening 
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One of One
How does the guy do it? “Mr. Dots” Martin Ho’s imperium now includes two restaurants, two clubs (the Pratersauna too), a gallery, the street kitchen venues Ivy’s Pho House and a golfing magazine. And on top of all that, he opens a mega-thing on Seilerstätte today: as many as three venues are located there on more than 400m2. “Mr. Wow” with Asian cuisine, the “Tetate” with Mexican tacos & tequila, as well as a “Chin Chin”-bar, named after Ho’s own gin. The Ho Gallery, too, has moved from Wollzeile to the new address. We’ll be waiting with bated breath!
 
One of One, Seilerstätte 16, 1010 Vienna. Opening 20 October 19:00. Web
...freshair 
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 WEV
Free Ice-Skating at Eislaufverein
Whirling around your own axis romantically right at the beginning of the season! Reason for the (almost late summery) ice dreams: the Wiener Eislaufverein starts off the season with a nice offer: free ice-skating for all! Against the magnificent backdrop of the Wiener Konzerthaus, you can nostalgically prepare for winter today. Then in the afternoon it gets “Hot on Ice”: for the Open Day, there are not just free entrances, but also figure-skating performances, ice shows (with Claudia Kristofics-Binder and team) and fine musical sounds. My, this almost makes you look forward to the snow a little!
 
Wiener Eislaufverein
, Lothringerstraße 22, 1030 Vienna. 20 October 9:00 to 20:00. Free entry. Web
 
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SUNDAY
...bargain 
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Demontage Flea Market Cafe Cobenzl
The countdown on Cobenzl is on, the eventful one-and-a-half years of interim use will be over on National Day. The Café Cobenzl will be cleared entirely, everything has to go! During a two-day flea market, they sell everything that has accumulated there at favourable prices: chairs, tables, lamps, deco stuff, knick-knack, event equipment, clothes, and many a keepsake. Nobody has to suffer hunger or thirst, either, the café is still open! By the way, the new operator, entrepreneur Martin Rohla, has big plans with his “Weitsicht Cobenzl”, the curious can find out more about it here.
 
Cafe Luftschloss Cobenzl, Am Cobenzl 94, 1190 Vienna. 20+21 October 14:00 to 20:00. Web
...gourmet 
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Food Village
For hobby cooks, foodies and gourmets: a multifarious Food Village is moving into Ankerbrot-Fabrik for two days and dishes up a diverse culinary programme. You can stock up on treats and the newest kitchen accessories from exhibitors ranging from A like Atzler to Z like Zotter, on the cooking stage they, among other things, bake cake in a glass, bottle chutneys and cook meatless meals, and there are free workshops teaching you how to make really perfect pasta or mix green energy boosters. But please sign up for that! You can download a free entry ticket here.
 

Expedithalle, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna. 20+21 October. 5 €. Web
...citytour 
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Original Vienna Facts
Entertaining, tragic and sometimes seriously absurd are the facts that artist Cosima Reif has gathered for her book “BeMarkenswertes Wien” and has visualised on 48 stamps. From the anorexic Empress Sisi and the ridiculously expensive Sachertorte to Fiaker horse speed. Today, the likable female “WienWien” city tour guide-trio offers a discovery tour through the inner city together with the artist, which will give visitors the opportunity to enrich their Vienna knowledge with many surprising stories about the people, moments, and monuments.
 
Meeting point: Albertinaplatz, at the memorial, 1010 Vienna. 21 October 14:30. 16 € (25 € incl. signed book). Sign up! Web
 
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MONDAY
...sparkling 
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Austrian Champagne Gala
Today is Day of Champagne, you can drink to it in style at the National Library: they host a champagne gala there including a tasting course, where renowned and smaller champagne makers will be represented by the finest fizz. For example, vintner couple Zuschmann-Schöfmann from Weinviertel, who will present the newest highlight, the Grüner Veltliner Brut Nature 2015, their first vintner champagne labelled with an organic quality seal. And for fizz experts: it’s possible (for the first time) to try domestic champagne of the highest level “Große Reserve”, matured for 36 months! Sparkling!
 
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Josefsplatz, 1010 Vienna. 22 October 16:00 to 21:00. 25 €. Web
...wellness 
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Energy channels in our body
Everything flowing alright? Better check those meridians! The Traditional Chinese Medicine has been devoting itself to the body’s energy channels for thousands of years, which has resulted in the treatment methods of acupuncture and acupressure. In today’s workshop, Doris Slach, coach and kinesiologist, presents the most important acupressure points for everyday life and explains the routes of the energy channels as well as their specific purposes. Also fascinating are their emotional equivalents and their physical effects – it’s not a coincidence that you’re liverish, after all ;-)
 
Sonnentor, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 24, 1030 Vienna. 22 October 17:30 to 19:30. 45 €. Web
TUESDAY
...suspense 
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Crime Novel Night
Murder and mayhem! Tonight, the crème de la crème of the city’s crime scene is up to mischief: around 40 authors give visitors the shivers – mostly in a cosy Kaffeehaus atmosphere. At Grand Hotel, Alex Beer is reading from the second volume of her crime series “Die Rote Frau“, Tex Rubinowitz and Kurt Palm host a witty night titled “The horror in literature and in reality”, and at Café Landtmann, Claudia Rossbacher creates an air of suspense with “Steirerquell”. All readings are free, but for some it’s best to reserve a seat!
 
Various locations in Vienna. 23 October from 19:00. Free entry. Web
...concert 
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Tamikrest
In Tamasheq, the language of the Tuareg nomads from the Sahara, the band name means something like “intersection” or “alliance”. A fitting name for a band that brilliantly combines traditional desert music with dub, blues, psychedelic, and funk. And their songs also express their story: the musicians are originally from Kidal in north-eastern Mali, many of their family members and friends became refugees due to the brutal Sharia laws. Powerful sound and desert rock by one of the most innovative bands of West Africa. Listen in here!
 
Chelsea, Lerchenfelder Gürtel, U-Bahnbögen 29-30, 1080 Vienna. 23 October 21:00. 22 €. Web
WEDNESDAY
...versatile 
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Amateur Art Fair
Great new exhibitions, gallery round tours and fairs: autumn brings quite a lot of art happenings to the city! Now it’s the turn of the up-and-coming art generation and the still unknown creators for two days: more than fifty amateur artists of different styles present their works at Rathaus. At Volkshalle, you can stroll by the pictures, graphics, prints, photographs and sculptures while engaging in conversation with passionate creatives. It’s also a good opportunity to buy some art at low prices, who knows, there might be a future star among them ;-)
 
Rathaus, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna. 23+24 October 10:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
...reading 
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Literature at Cafe Central
A new reading series involving domestic authors starts today in the time-honoured Cafe Central, which has always been a meeting point for writers, intellectuals and artists, after all. As such, the café is to experience a renaissance with authors now using the same platform that once inspired Stefan Zweig, Franz Kafka and Peter Altenberg. To start off the event today, Doris Knecht, Radek Knapp and Petra Piuk read from their own texts that focus on the life and the writing in a Kaffeehaus. And afterwards, they will talk about their relationships with the Viennese café.
 
Café Central, Herrengasse 14, 1010 Vienna. 24 October 19:00. Free entry. Web
 
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...foundingconcert 
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Klangkollektiv Wien
It’s like the Austrian classical national team ;-) The newly founded orchestra “Klangkollektiv” unites 40 young as well as experienced top musicians of all Viennese first-rate orchestras – the Philharmonics, the Symphonics, the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester, as well as the orchestras of Staatsoper and Volksoper. Rounded up by clarinettist Norbert Täubl, the group’s vision is to perform Viennese classical music not perfunctory but with diligence and love. Today, the enthusiastic squad gives their first performance, with Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony”, among others!
 
Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 24 October 19:30. From 25 €. Web
TALK OF TOWN
Shop of the Week 
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House of Scotland
Very British, very traditional! Only open during the cold season because everything in this store is made from the finest wool, produced by the Scottish, Irish, and Welsh masters of the trade. Original duffle-coats, Scottish kilts, classically-cut jumpers and vests, tweed blazers, beanies, gloves, all sorts of scarves as well as fluffy woollen blankets with all kinds of different chequered patterns (“tartans”). Particularly fancy are the jumpers from the New Zealand label “Noble Wilde” founded by emigrated Scots: for they are made from merino-possum wool, which is even softer than cashmere. Wonderful!
 
House of Scotland, Wollzeile 9, 1010 Vienna.Till end of January Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat to 16:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Honu
Honu Tiki Bowls
Quick heads-up: during lunchtime, it’s not rare for the queue in front of the venue to reach as far as the next corner. Honu has managed to win an enthusiastic fan community in no time. They exclusively serve Hawaiian rice bowls with various ingredients – Spicy Tuna, Vegan Tiki or Maui Chicken. If you want, you can also put together your bowl yourself. At the bottom of the bowl, there is delicious Sushi rice and on top, the ingredients are piled up. Unfortunately, they’re sometimes a bit cold, but so what. There’s only limited seating in this brightly colourful, tiny restaurant, by the way, but they offer take away.
 
Honu, Teinfaltstraße 4, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:30 to 20:00. Web

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