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j u n e 16 | 9. - 15.

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"Heya Girls!"
The highly respected Coco Chanel, who is mentioned a second time in this newsletter (on Tuesday), once said: “There are two things men will never understand: the miracle of creation and a woman’s hat”. Very wise. Whereas, nowadays, unfortunately (!) hats are worn so rarely that not even women are conscious of the miracle of headdress. And they do not know the feeling of elegance that overcomes you as soon as putting on a hat. That shall change this weekend! In the covered inner court of the Wien Museum, which currently shows the exhibition “Chapeau!”, young Viennese hat manufactories present a pop up store with their latest collections. For two days, the hat-makers show how to wear contemporary hat wear - from summery to extravagant. Wellenkind (Katharina Lehrkinder) will be there as well as hattitude (Christina Lichy) and Verhutung (Jessica Lopez). Well then: Take your wallet so that we can finally doff our hat in a fashionable manner ;-)
Wishing you a summery week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Wien Museum, Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Vienna. June 11+12. 11:00-18:00. Free entrance. Web

P.S. Win yoga classes (also for beginners)! Web
Photo Petra Benovsky-Kamenar/hattiude Christina Lichy
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Painting 2.0
Expression in the information age: Photoshop meets brush, digital collides with analogue and they are ever more intertwined. With more than 200 art works by more than 100 artists, the exhibition “Painting 2.0“ tells the history of painting from the 1960s to the present. How did the concept of the human body change? Which influence do social networks have? The answer is provided by masters such as Keith Haring, Maria Lassnig or Niki de Saint Phalles, as well as by less famous contemporary artist. Multifaceted and interesting!
Mumok, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Until November 6. Mon 14:00-19.00, Tue-Sun 10:00 -19:00, Thu till 21.00. 11 €. Web 
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Live Crowdfunding-Soirée
Yes, crowdfunding is an interesting issue! And a highly modern way to collect money for projects. In crowdfunding, the financing is not conducted through banks, but through internet users, that is to say, very ordinary people. Normally, such a crowdfunding campaign is waged exclusively online – but this evening Vienna celebrates its first live crowdfunding! Three project groups present themselves in the Freitag store, they answer questions and try to convince the audience of their projects. The participants: Zweirad-Tüftler auf dem Holzweg, Fahrrad-Filetierer and Ghostletters.
Freitag Store, Neubaugasse 26, 1060 Vienna. June 9. 19:00. Please register. Web
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 Andrea Peller
Kathi Kallauch
“Life is too short”, is the title of one of Kathi Kallauch’s songs. This is why she quitted writing lyrics for others and made a childhood dream come true: since 2014 she has been on stage herself. Good for us, since the songs of the German singer-songwriter who lives in Vienna carry the feeling of sun on the skin directly into the ears. Finest, uncomplicated summer pop to sing along and drift. Also on stage in the double concert tonight: Johannes Sumpich with whom she already recorded the summer hit “Kein Sommer für einen allein“.
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. June 9. 19:30. 18 €. Web
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Hinterhof #1
Initially the two designers Teresa Wally and Irene Schenk just wanted to have coffee together. But when two creative heads meet, ideas bubble up as well. And a super nice programme for a joint day was born right away. In an otherwise private, very cosy backyard with garden, yoga, breakfast, open library, music, art, shopping (bags, pictures, tableware, plants, small items of furniture), lunch and networking are on the agenda today. And fine workshops, for example with the florist Gabriele Jochinger and paper cut illustrator Nanna Prieler – if you want to participate in the workshops, please register, otherwise just hop by!
Backyard, Leopold-Ernst-Gasse 58, 1170 Vienna. June 10. From 8:30. Free entrance. Web
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Sale at Local Vienna
Local Vienna offers chic fashion of national and international labels – all of them being produced locally. Currently, you’ll find hip Croatian Marmelo bags, Slovenian trash design or gorgeous puristic pieces by the Ukrainian designer Olga Sobol amongst the “Local Heroes“. The most local products come from Sasa Fabjan Atlagic, who produces the extravagantly asymmetric styles of her fashion label FIN directly in the studio of the store. And why does the CitySpotterGirl reveal this insider’s tip exactly now? At the moment you get 50% off on all labels!
Local Vienna, Zollergasse 12, 1070 Vienna. Until June 17, Mon 11:00-16:00, Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-17:00. Web
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Long Night of Churches
More than 700 churches throughout Austria are open tonight (each of them with a special programme) – with free concerts, readings, ascents of towers and culinary delights. In Vienna, 3,000 hours of programme are offered: In the Heiligenkreuzerhof wine and venison sausages are being served, the Vienna city guides invite to free walking tours through the nocturnal Vienna (“The gatekeeper of heaven and the devil as builders”) and a 4-churches-walking tour along the old pilgrim trail up to the Hermannskogel until 6 am, starts at the Peterskirche.

Long night of churches, different locations throughout Vienna. June 10. Free entrance. Detailed programme online
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Vienna Foodie Quest
These are definitely no Hunger Games. Because after the food-puzzlehunt of today no one will go home hungry. Participants may sample tasty products at 10 different locations – from a market stall to an insider’s tip restaurant: there’ll be everything from bread to ice cream, from spicy to sweet. However: You first have to puzzle out where you’ll get the delicacies! The German word “Schnitzeljagd” (treasure hunt) takes on a very realistic meaning in this case ;-) The tour starts with a joint breakfast in the Impact Hub, then participants make their way through the city in teams of 2.
Starting point: Impact Hub Vienna, Lindengasse 56, 1070 Vienna. June 11. 9:30-17:30.  Voluntary donations. Web
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 Benedikt Steinle
20 years Glasfabrik
For it’s a jolly good fellow! On the occasion of its 20th anniversary the legendary Glasfabrik celebrates itself! And draws on the full 3000sqm-interior-decoration-treasure box with vintage to shabby chic pieces. In the courtyard, colourful carpets are rolled out and furniture is displayed, and indoor, in the enchanted halls of the former glass-bending factory, a 20% anniversary discount is granted on each discovered piece. Be it three-armed chandeliers, copper bathtubs or kitchen sideboards, sculptures or lace doilies! The party guests are also provided with finest culinary delights and “Schöntrinken“ drinks.
Glasfabrik, Lorenz-Mandl-Gasse 25, 1160 Vienna. June 11. 11:00-16:00. Web
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Lebensfreude wellbeing fair
It is located directly at the gates of the city, at the highest point of the completely flat Marchfeld: the ruin of Markgrafneusiedl. And today, more than 50 exhibitors set up their stalls in the old building. The product range reminds of a medieval market with feel-good-effect: Incense materials by a shaman, archery with a mental coach and loads of products and lectures to slow down one’s everyday life. You may also participate in a guided tour of the ruin. And since the former windmill is going to have a new owner soon, this may be the last chance to visit the beautiful building. Free entrance.
Ruins Marktgrafneusiedl, Napoleongasse2, 2282 Markgrafneusiedl. June 11. From 10:00. Web
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 lipiarski/ JOYA
Joya Yoga Convention in the Burggarten
This for sure is gonna be the largest yoga class that has ever taken place in Vienna! The beautiful Burggarten is fully dedicated to the trendy sport for six hours today: Well-known Viennese yoga instructors invite to get to know different styles, accompanied by cool music lounges and, of course, large joint yoga sessions in the open air. Everything for free! The event is presented by “Zweitfrau” singer and yoga instructor Diana Lueger, yoga mats are available on site – and the first 1,000 yoginis may even take them home afterwards. Namaste!
Vienna Burggarten, Josephsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. June 12. 9:00-16:00. Web 
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 Daniel Zholdak
An odyssey in space, from a distant star to one’s innermost self, into a secret world, fascinating and dangerous. Performing Stanislaw Lem’s famous SciFi novel “Solaris” on stage requires a director that reaches out for the stars. And who, just as the Kiev-born Berliner-by-choice Andriy Zholdak, thinks in terms of possibilities rather than in barriers. In his production for the Vienna Festival he combines Commedia dell’arte with cyberpunk and science-fiction-fantasy in an incredibly imaginative and energetic way – fast and sometimes spectacularly irrational.
, Halle E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. June 10-12. 19:30. From 18 €. Web 
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After its huge success last year – far more than 4000 visitors during one single weekend – the ViennaPhotoBookFestival, has definitely become the most important photo book festival in Europe. Photo books, which usually are rarely in the limelight, move to the centre of attention as an independent form of arts – and the Ankerbrotfabrik is turning into a stage for 2 days: an area of 1000 sqm, more than 60 international booksellers, countless artists. Ideal to browse, buy photo books and chat with the publishers. And to attend interesting lectures – for example with Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang!

Ankerbrotfabrik, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna. June 11+12. Free entrance. Web
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 Douglas Sonders, Nasa
NASA's Journey to Mars
Life on Mars from the perspective of an actual NASA woman! Dava Newman, deputy administrator of the American space agency, comes to a lecture to Vienna today. In the Museum of Natural History she talks about NASA’s research and how people should be brought to new places of the solar system in order to eventually live on new planets for the long term. New technologies are permanently tested in space, a journey to Mars is intended to become reality already in the 2030s. An exciting idea, and after the presentation tonight, maybe a bit less utopian.
Museum of Natural History, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna. June 13. 17:00. Please register! Free entrance. Web
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 Laura Fantacuzzi & Maxime Galati Fourcade
Austrian Design Explosion
From a research robot to Sacher tart, from a Thonet chair to Helmut Lang fashion up to solar-powered water disinfection devices: The exhibition “Austrian Design Explosion“ displays Austrian successful examples of the design and technology scene which have contributed to make the world more sustainable, more beautiful, better. From the beginning of the industrial revolution to today’s digital age. The successful exhibition was on display at the Expo in Milan last year, now it makes a stop in the MuseumsQuartier. Vernissage tonight. Made in Austria!
designforum Vienna, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage June 13. 18:30. Free entrance. Web
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I know, new classical music is not everyone’s cup of tea. Those who like it, however, will be delighted by a few true gems at the new festival “Bridges” starting today at the Konzerthaus! Works by the two grand composers Joanna Wozny and Olga Neuwirth are represented as well as Friedrich Cerha, of course. The term “Bridges“ expresses the idea of building bridges in the Europe of the 21st century – and in this sense, international ensembles come to Vienna to perform Austrian contemporary classical music there. Amongst the musicians: the ensemble mosaik and United Instrument of Lucilin from Luxemburg.
Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. June 13-16. 19:30. 20 €. Web
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Call me Coco
That’s simply awesome for Lagerfeld-enthusiasts! In the Dorotheum about 160 (!) Chanel costumes, dresses, trouser suits, blouses and twinsets, but also bags, jewellery, belts and shoes are put on auction today. All of them from the “Era Karl”, which has been existing since 1983, and all of them from the inventory of a Viennese lady, who has completely fallen for Chanel for decades. She not only hoarded Chanel pieces, but also studied and copied the life of the legendary Coco Chanel. The models offered are available in the (German) sizes 32 to 38, click here to get a foretaste or to bid online.
Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse, 1010 Vienna. June 14. 14:00. Web
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They know how to combine Wiener Lied and reggae – and how great! The amazing quartet bratfisch skilfully spices up traditional Viennese sounds with world-music elements. An excursion to the Wienerwald with one’s sweetheart is interpreted in Bossa Nova style, for example, and the laidbackness of the Viennese soul sounds Jamaicanly relaxed all of a sudden. Vanilla crescent moon meets lagoon reggae, a cool mix indeed! Besides bratfisch, another keen-to-experience quartet is going to show its skills tonight: Maschanzka mix European folk styles, from Novosibirsk to the Bretagne.
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. June 14. 19:30. 18 €. Web
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Action Day 365
Great initiative for the benefit of Viennese women’s shelters at the Stilgalerie! The artist in residence and photographer Gabriele Rothweiler will put you professionally in the limelight. One photo is to take home for free, donations for the women’s shelter are welcome. Moreover, you may visit the new exhibition “City Lights Wien“, in which the German artist addresses the borderline between photography and painting and presents famous Viennese places in a completely unconventional, new way. Plus: 6 selected works by the artist are available for 500 euros each.
Stilgalerie, Auerspergstraße 2, 1010 Vienna. June 15. From 17:00. Free entrance. Web 
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Introduction to Homeopathy
„Similia similibus curentur“ – the basic principle of classical homeopathy is simple. Like is cured by like, bee stings are treated with bee poison (Apis), just to mention an easy example. But what’s the story behind watering down and shaking white pellets and homeopathic diagnosis? How do you find the right cure? And the most important question: Does it really help? In her lecture, the experienced homeopath Katrin Fux explains the basics of the 200-year-old healing method and is happy to answer specific questions afterwards.
St. Josef Hospital, Salvator hall, Auhofstraße 189, 1130 Vienna. June 15. 18:30. 12 €. Web
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Without any doubt, it is summer – the open-air travelling cinema starts touring through the city. The VOLXkino provides cinema where it normally has no space: in parks, between council housing complexes, on public squares and markets, at the Gürtel or at the edge of town, from the end of May until the end of September and always for free! Recent movies of the last years are on the programme, from major productions such as Peter Bogdanovich’s “Broadway Therapy“ up to film festival successes (often in original version with subtitles) from all over the world. 50 films at 35 locations in 16 districts.

Volxkino, different locations in Vienna. Tonight: Anton-von-Webern-Platz, 1030 Vienna. 21:00. Web
Shop of the week 
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Auf der Seil
Precious, fine and gorgeous – and everything collected with lifeblood and subtlety. In Katharina Klamerth’s newly opened gift shop simply everything is very special. Delicately patterned boxes, rescued from a remainder of stock in Venice; gorgeous, hand-made “Tudi Billo“ gift-wrapping paper from Nepal, fine “leingrau“ blankets or mouth-blown drinking glasses. And – the CitySpotterGirl’s top favourite: Linen kitchen towels, artfully printed with birds and plants, beautiful like a painting. They alone make the shop worth a visit!
Auf der Seil, Seilerstätte 18-20, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00-18:30, Sat 11:00-17:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Gubler & Gubler
A doll’s house? A parlour? In any case, one of the nicest new openings of the year! The Swiss enclave run by Kathrin and Markus Gubler looks enchanting – with its white vintage furniture and red-and-white fabrics – and (indeed) seems like an extended living room. They cook the typical dishes of Swiss grannies and mums – traditional, simple, tasty: Bern rösti, Riz Casimir, nut salad, daily changing set lunch and great cakes. The speciality is “wähen”, flat cakes, savoury or sweet. By the way: they do not count calories here! Merci ;-)
Gubler & Gubler, Strozzigasse 42, 1080 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:00-20:00, Sat from 09:00, Sun from 10:00. Web


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