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"Heya Girls!"
Lunch at the imperial and royal shoemaker’s Scheer? Dinner at a long table on the beach of the federal bathing beach Old Danube? Yes – that’s all possible in the next few days! The reason is called: Wienissimo. The “Festival of Good Taste” takes place for the first time and comes up with extraordinary culinary events for 10 days. At the start on May 19 a long table is set up at Graben, guests may take a seat and enjoy the delicacies in return for a donation. And the programme continues in an original way: in the traditional Heurigen Schübel-Auer, the ethno chef Salem Trabelsi makes Viennese cuisine dance a waltz with North African specialities. Celebrity chef Christian Petz who has just received the award for the “Best Beisl in Austria” for his restaurant, serves a “wild Vienna” surprise menu. In a night in the museum, visitors dine in the middle of the precious exhibits of the Augarten porcelain manufactory. But be aware: you have to register for each event separately. This is obviously gonna be a tasty week! 

Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Wienissimo, different locations throughout Vienna. May 19-29. Web
P.S. Ute Ploier fashion show: on the portal!
Photo: Wienissimo
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 Agnes Slupek
Mary Broadcast
Yeah, she is on tour again! Mary Broadcast, powerful-voiced, swinging, belonging to a genre somewhere between funk and soul. And she has brought along her new album “Dizzy Venus“. To her, it’s a “spaceship driven by grooves and songs”. A little tip for those of you who now want to take off with her: If you wear a black-and-white outfit at the concert, you’ll get a surprise. The evening is definitely gonna be a rocket since the Playback Dolls are on board as well. The six language jugglers combine German and English lyrics and reconcile chanson, pop, folklore and cabaret. Let’s dance and sing!
Chelsea, U-Bahn Bogen 29-31, Lerchenfelder Gürtel, 1080 Vienna. May 19. 21:00. 12 €. Web
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It takes a favourite skirt to change your life! Following this motto, the former lawyer Silke Solly exchanged paragraphs for her sewing machine and started up her own business in March. Good for us, because skirts named “Schicklieschen” or “Schlangenliebste” are perfect to step out of line. Eye-catching black-and-white Vienna photo prints or funny penguin patches, pleated, small squared or striped: the funny and offbeat skirts are available for three days as of now in the gallery Vote. You may buy them on the spot or order your size. The opening is celebrated with champagne, of course.
Galerie Vote, Stumpergasse 34, 1060 Vienna. May 19. 14:00 till open end, May 20+21, 10:00-18:00. Web
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 Dontworry / CC BY-SA 3.0
Richard David Precht
His books, such as “Who Am I? And If So, How Many?” are international bestsellers and have been translated into more than 40 languages. The German philosopher and journalist, also famous from his TV show “Precht”, deals with diverse topics from social policy to the history of philosophy – which is also the subject of his new book series “Know the world”. In the talk with Ö1 presenter Johannes Kaup the handsome TV philosopher holds forth about how, in his view, each of us can contribute to making the world a better place to live. Inspiring!
Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. 19:30. From 19 €. Web
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 Mark Glassner
Zum Gspritztn Ferdl
The Gschupfte Ferdl is turning two, is prone to water, has finally found himself and will now shout “Spritzer instead of Nizza!” at the Danube canal. Until October, the famous good snacks of the hip organic Heurigen buffet in the Windmühlgasse are also served at the Danube canal next to the Badeschiff. Due to the weather, the super cosy dependence celebrates its opening one week later than planned. Roast pork doner and organic Riesling of the Nikolai farm as well as “Schönbrunner Perle“ Ken Hayakawa’s relaxed electronic sounds will ensure happy summer feeling.
Danube canal, Franz-Josef-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna. Opening May 20-22. 12:00-22:00. Web
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How much do I value myself?
Especially in times of financial scandals and banking crisis it’s becoming ever more difficult to see the positive things about money. One’s attitude towards money has a lot to do with one’s personal account balance. And we always earn just as much as we value ourselves. The aim of the workshop is to create a satisfying relation towards money. It’s about exploring personal patterns, influences and projections. Money stinks or is a dirty thing? Well, hopefully not any more after those two days. Because actually dosh just represents the energy we spread to the world.
Vitamynd, Dornbacher Straße 62, 1170 Vienna. May 20+21. 300 €. Web
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After-work on the farm
A short trip to the roots of our food: Are all the products labelled "organic" actually organic? And do farmers grow money on fields? This half-day bus country trip with added value allows for a deep glance behind the production and stable doors of three organic farmers. Lukas Kocher of the organic farm Edibichl for example tells about his everyday life with woolly pigs and what the family planning of his bison looks like. Questions are welcome, organic snacks, wine tasting and evening buffet are included in the price. And at the end of the day, we’ll even know whether a tractor really has 16 reverse gears ;-)
Meeting point: U3 station Erdberg/Bus terminal, May 20, 14:00-22:00. 68 €. Please register. Web
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 Christian Eiselt
Photo Walk in the Prater
Cult institution, nostalgic charm and 250 years old: The Prater is celebrated abundantly this year. And today even a Photo Walk is taking place there. Photography aficionados wander through the “wild” Wurstlprater and search for interesting subjects and picture compositions. Photographer Christian Eiselt accompanies the “adrenalin tour” and provides tips and ideas. In the roller coaster everyone can experience how it feels to be in motion when taking a photo. Cell phone’s camera, reflex camera or lomo? Doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome!
Meeting point: Kunst Haus Wien, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna. May 21. 14:00. 9 €. Please register. Web 
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Book flea market + Plants market day
Where to go first? Today: cross-town! First stop: The book and art flea market at F23. The listed building in Liesing, which used to house a coffin manufactory, has blossomed out to a cultural centre and is now used for exhibitions and theatre performances. Today at the flea market, you’ll find photographs, graphics, aquarelles and books, of course. Afterwards, proceed to the Caritas plant market "am Himmel". They offer vegetable plants and herbs, but also delicacies such as juices, jams or herb salt, produced by people with disabilities.
F23, Breitenfurterstraße 176, 1230 Vienna. May 21. 10:00-18:00. Web Caritas Am Himmel, 1190 Vienna. Web
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Südwind street festival
This is where the fun starts: world music, artisan craftwork and delicious food from Africa, Asia and Latin America are served at the Südwind Street Festival – in the middle of the university campus of Altes AKH. Intercultural encounters, chatting, listening and celebrating. More than 70 organisations introduce themselves in the “Initiativstraße”, live concerts provide for a rich programme, ranging from brass music up to Latin and hip hop, and in the workshops you may let your creativity run free. Indian dance is part of the programme as well as capoeira, upcycling, taiji and Adfrivan dance. Con mucho gusto!
Altes AKH, court 1, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna. May 21. 14:00-23:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Andreas Buchberger
Salon Jardin
A picnic in an enchanting place that normally is not open to the public. A comfortable garden chair that looks like an art object. A cosy tasting of organic culinary delights, accompanied by lively music, under the open spring sky – this is Salon Jardin. Normally the marvellous park of the Hetzendorf castle is closed to the public. However, for the “Garden Salon” it is open for 3 days: 60 exhibitors present furniture, design, ceramics, plants, food and handicraft – recent and trendy pieces for your green living room.

Castle grounds Hetzendorf, Hetzendorferstr.79, 1120 Vienna. May 20-22. 8 €. Web
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 Wonge Bergmann
Jan Fabre: Mount Olympus
The Vienna Festival brings another super theatre event to town! Jan Fabres’ mega avant-garde piece about ancient times – including Hercules’ heroic deeds in travesty style, incest, child- and mother murder and loads of animal and human sacrifice – lasts 24 (!) hours. Divine heroism is only pretended in this play. And since the hours-long fighting and slaughter is quite intensive, there’ll also be rest areas and snacks for the audience. Stand-in tickets for 20€ allow for reduced admission to the wild scenery as of midnight.
MuseumsQuartier, Halle E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 21/05, 19:30 till 22/05, 19:30. From 25 €. Web
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 Martina Simkovicova
Tailoring market
Guate Stoffe, Toyota Nähmaschinen & Feiner Faden – the list of participants in the tailoring market taking place for the first time in Vienna already sounds great! Exhibitors of the entire German-speaking region sell their finest goods from blueprint fabrics to hand-made crotchet buttons. And some of the expert sewing queens share their know-how in interesting workshops. Be it maintenance of scissors, skilled fabric drapery or producing sewing patterns with perfect fit guarantee – hobby sewers and DIY-lovers are being shown how things work for two days.
Brick-5, Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Vienna. May 21, 11:00-19:00, May 22, 11:00-18:00. 3 €. Web
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5 sessions of basic yoga
Ladies, it’s time to overcome our weaker self and to give a chance to our stronger self! In Vera Stepan’s individually supervised small groups, yoga newbies will easily take their first steps into the mat workout. Ashtanga-vinyasa-yoga consists of a series of body positions (asanas), connected by flowing transitions (vinyasas) – everything in accordance with breathing. Pleasant meditation while exercising helps us to set our mental focus on the essential things. Ooom! The CitySpotterGirl raffles three vouchers for 5 open Ashtanga-Vinyasa sessions in the 2nd district!
Raffle CitySpotterGirl, deadline 21 June 2016. Information and legal notices online. Web 
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Casanova reloaded
Showtime for the most famous seducer in world history! “The scent of the women I loved was always a sweet one”. There were plenty of them, but Giacomo Girolamo Casanova loved them at least for the moment and treated them respectfully, wrote smart letters and always kept his humour, even in moments of highest passion. Seems like a busy night for Casanova performer Erich Schleyer, just like for Gabriele Schuchter, who portrays his women. To completely plunge into the decadent seductive parallel world, bring along a Venetian eye mask ;-)
Schwarzberg Wien, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna. May 23. 20:00. 20 €. Web
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 Christian Prandl
Kitty Montgomery
The still relatively young boutique Trendzeit invites to a small, but super fine fashion party today. Austro-designer Sonja Ortner presents the summer collection of her label “Kitty Montgomery“: extraordinary knit designs like femininely delicate cashmere dresses with pretty openwork seams or knittingly simple tops in soft colours. In a mini fashion show you may cast a first glance at the latest stitch masterpieces and then bargain-hunt them for 20 % off on all collection pieces. Plus: relaxed music and drinks!
Trendzeit Boutique, Margarethenstraße 79, 1050 Vienna. May 24. 18:30. Please register! Web
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Viennese Bee Day
Buzz, buzz, buzz – about 200 million bees are flying around in Vienna at the moment. Even the roof of the town hall is housing one of the city’s 5,387 beehives. In honour of the busy little animals, Vienna is celebrating its 3rd Bee Day today. Plenty of information is provided at the town hall – including a show-beehive and advice and tips on how to treat bees! Taste and buy honey at the honey market – and very busy bees may even extract honey from combs or build bee hotels. But the CitySpotterGirl’s bees stay at home in the park ;-)
Vienna town hall, arcade court, 1010 Vienna. May 24. 9:00-18:00. Free entrance. Web 
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 lupispuma. com / Volkstheater
Anna Badora
The new director of the Volkstheater Anna Badora is considered to be very ambitious and venturesome. And so, the radical reorganisation and restructuring of the theatre after the Schottenberg era was anything but trouble-free. In a conversation with Maria Rauch-Kallat, the native Pole talks about her view of a “popular theatre” and about her experiences in theatre life with stops in cities such as Milan or Mainz. By the way, the energetic 63-year-old was also the first woman ever to study direction at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar – and she graduated with distinction.
Club alpha, Stubenbastei 12/14, 1010 Vienna. May 24, 19:00. Please register! Free entrance. Web
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Eating, drinking, shopping, chatting – Austria’s largest vegan summer festival is starting today! With four days of information, food and DJ sounds! The Austrian Vegan Society informs on veganism and animal rights work and, most importantly, visitors can taste and buy delicacies that are free from animal products, from doner to Sacher cake. The vegan supermarket Veganz serves fast food, fruity drinks are provided by Goldkehlchen and the “Hello Juice“ juice bar. Plus: fair, animal-friendly design such as cork bags or shoes as well as natural cosmetics and Veganista ice cream.
Veganmania, square in front of MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Vienna. May 25-28. Free entrance. Web
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 Naomi Uman, Lee Lynch
Vienna Independent Shorts
An alternative cinema experience! This week, Austria’s largest short film festival takes place and it not only comes up with an interesting programme but also with crazy specials such as the “Night of abstruse humour”. Films full of Old-School-Pony-Rap, sexually active dwarf monsters, loads of explosions and melodies from David Hasselhoff (oh dear!) to ABBA more than satisfy the festival motto “Fear is not an option“ ;-) More than 300 short and animation films from all over the world and music videos are being shown this year, plus: cool side events.
Different locations throughout Vienna. May 25-31. From 8 €. Web
Shop of the week 
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fresia – Gifts for the senses
A humorous post card in the freshly relocated gift shop in the Währinger Straße reads: “Shopping is better than a psychotherapy“. And they indeed have lots of little mood-boosters for shopping-mad suburban ladies. Especially the range of natural cosmetics is huge: from Sicilian lemon soap to “Old-Bavarian stinging nettle hair water”; nice bits and bobs from spring napkins to glitter hair slides are suitable for home- or self-decoration. Loads of stuff we do not necessarily need, but that make us a bit happier.
fresia – Geschenke für die Sinne, Währinger Straße 158, 1180 Vienna. Mon-Fri 9:00-18:30, Sat 9:00-17:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Health Kitchen
You don’t need to worry about calories here! Newcomer Christopher Wiener runs his brand-new restaurant according to the low carb concept. Since he ate so unhealthy on his countless business trips as a manager, he now places extra great value on “healthy kitchen“ – zero carb. The menu is also inspired by his trips: Arab hummus falafel rolls, Viennese prime boiled beef soup, Singapore laksa or New Zealand green bowl taste good, but tend to be spicy. In the airy-large restaurant, guests order at the counter and get their food themselves from the kitchen.
Health Kitchen, Zollergasse 14, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Sat 9:00-22:00, Sun 10:00-18:00. Web


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