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Die StadtSpionin
a p r i l 16 | 21. - 27.

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"Heya Girls!"
Last year, there was an enormous crowd. And assumingly, the Hotel am Brillantengrund will be bursting at the seams again this Saturday. The extraordinarily pretty Biedermeier house in the seventh district is furnished with finds of the 50s, 60s, and 70s – obviously a perfect location for a vintage furniture market. From 11am till sunset you’ll have the chance to rummage through an unconventional furniture assortment: lamps, chairs, crockery, tables and loads of decoration. The flea market is supplied by well-known vintage experts such as Catrinette, Bananas, Dekorative and Voldaandesign Holland. If you, however, are more into modern furniture design, just go to Gumpendorfer Straße. For 10 days, starting Friday, “das möbel“ sells samples, furniture with minor defects or damages and remaining items at very good prices. Reductions up to 40 percent. Our purses will be happy.
Wishing you a colourful week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Hotel am Brillantengrund, 1070 Vienna. April 23, Web das möbel, 1060 Vienna. From April 22. Web
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Photo: Dekorative
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Young & Smitten
How nice is this! A “Temporary Tattoo Shop“ celebrates its opening today – although they do not tattoo, but stick. For more than two years, Elke and Barbara alias “Young & Smitten“ have created “real fake tattoos“ remaining on skin up to 5 days. In their temporary studio we can play courageous now and take a seat in a real tattoo chair – to have ourselves beautified with stickers of our choice for the hot price of 2 € (4 for 7€). The designs ranging from cute birds to saucy quotes are all gorgeous, by the way. What a pity that they do not last longer ;-)
Ruby Marie Hotel, Kaiserstraße 2, 1070 Vienna. 20/04 – 15/05, Wed-Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00. Web
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 Herzilein Wien
Herzilein Papeterie
The Herzilein family is growing! After two children’s fashion shops, a fabric store with a sewing café and a stationery store, another paper shop number two has opened this week. There, they do not only offer enchanting paper items such as notebooks, calendars or handmade photo albums and premium wrapping paper, but even – how nice! - an in-house calligrapher! Upon customer request, he labels invitations, albums or place cards. By the way: if you go there today and spend at least 30 euros (no problem at all!), you’ll get a lovely surprise gift!
Herzilein Papeterie, Wollzeile 18, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00. Web
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Yippiieeh! During the next 3 days, design-loving bargain hunters truly get their money's worth! At Vienna’s largest fashion sale, 3,000 spring & summer designer pieces are reduced by 30 to 70 %. The focus is on fairly producing Austrian designers such as Göttin des Glücks or Anukoo (both of them participating for the first time!). Guests from Berlin, like Fräulein Prusselise, will come as well. Plus: This time there’ll also be some international labels, for example, Emporio Armani, Isabelle Marant Etoile or J Brand. Sounds like a first-class spending spree!
Former furniture factory, Schlossgasse 14, 1050 Vienna. April 21-23. Web
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Long Night of Research
How does space smell? How does it feel to be old? During the Long Night of Research everyone can satisfy her thirst for knowledge (for free!) at 48 locations. In the Museum of Art History you may backtrace the restoration of Cranach’s “Judith“. At Heldenplatz Austria’s best Science Slammers present their research – compactly, understandably and entertainingly. Courageous ones may witness a real heart operation, broadcast live from the surgery to the lecture hall by the Medical University – everyone can watch! Wearing the simulation suit “AgeMan“ you’ll feel truly ancient all of a sudden. And yes, the space forum brought along odour samples from space!
48 locations in Vienna. April 22, 17:00-23:00. Free entrance! Web
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 Irene W├Âlfl
wellen // schlag
Beautiful place, beautiful subject: A short-term exhibition revolving around the theme of water will be opened today in the water tower. 15 artists around the painter Monika Herschberger approached the topic in very different ways. The exhibition displays gorgeous painted “limbos“ by Sonia Gansterer, but also abstract plastic waste compositions by Irene Wölfl or photorealistic sea views by the Irish artist Tom Phelan. And as a very special treat for Salzkammergut fans: Christine Maringer puts the lake Altausseer See at the heart of two object-like text works. Only open until Sunday!

Water tower Favoriten, Windtenstraße 3, 1100 Vienna. Vernissage April 21. 19:00. Web
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Flea market in the MD Atelier
Yes, sometimes we have to say goodbye to beautiful things in order to make room for even more beautiful ones ;-) This is what Dagmar Mikolics is doing and so she turns her chic MD fashion atelier (shop of the week) into a flea market paradise for DIYers today. More than 20 rolls of cloth in merry spring designs are available for 3 € per metre. Remaining pieces (viscose, leather fur) cost from 1 € per piece – large enough for the skirt you’ll need this summer. Jewellery designers may rummage in pearls, bands and silver pellets. Or what about some wildly dyed palm seeds?
MD Shop/Atelier, Börsegasse 7, 1010 Vienna. April 22, 10:00-19:00. Web
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 Lena Hoschek
Lena Hoschek stock sale
Uhhhh, this is a sale you really shouldn’t miss! Star designer Lena Hoschek invites to a two-day stock sale at her studio in Meidling. And there, dress-loving fans of the super feminine Hoschek style may rummage in a huge collection of previous prêt-à-porter & costume collections. Plus, great individual pieces and prototypes, sexy high heels and accessories, loads of different press and collection samples, enchanting looks directly from the runway, but also second choice goods – and all of it up to 70 % cheaper!
Lena Hoschek Atelier, Längenfeldgasse 27/7a, 1120 Vienna. 22/04, 10:00-18:00, 23/04, 10:00-15:00. Web
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Q202 Studio tour
Be warned: This will be a troublesome event for lazy walkers. The Q202 studio tour involves extensive town wandering. From Friday till Sunday 200 artists in 60 locations in the 2nd and 20th district open the doors to their ateliers and invite to take a stroll through modern art and design. Great about Q202 is the direct contact with artists when visiting backyard ateliers, shops and studios. The amazing Schnipselqueen will take part. Kristina Viera Wolf takes visitors on board of the ship Frederic Mistral to present painting and multimedia.
Q202 Studio tour, 1020 + 1200 Vienna. April 22–24, 14:00-21:00. Free entrance. Web
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Listen to honey: The Austro quartet Miel (“honey” in French and Spanish) pours bitter sweet acoustic pop together with swing, reggae and electronic elements into a musical pot. Lisa Köberl’s and Christoph Pittamitz’ strong vocals are accompanied by Daniel Romstorfer (percussion) and Clemens Sainitzer (violoncello). Besides their own songs they also play great cover versions – for example the emotional “Falling Slowly“ from the film “Once” or Rihanna’s “Stay“! Live at Sargfabrik tonight, listen here!
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. April 23, 19:30. 12 €. Web
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 franklinmethod. com
Counterbalance sedentary habits
We all know it: If we have a sedentary lifestyle, it would be important to exercise more in compensation. Uhm, if only the sofa wasn’t that comfy! However – be it at home or the office – it always depends on HOW we sit. This is why today’s workshop uses the Franklin method to improve posture and agility in everyday life so that we sit as effortlessly as possible, release tensions in the neck and keep our back active and stable. They show you easy exercises, for example to activate your butt, balance your head or relieve your spine.
Group practice Halbgasse, Halbgasse 25/5, 1070 Vienna. April 24, 15:00-18:00. 54 €. Web
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Eve in Paradise
We don’t need Adam here: The European-Oceanic hybrid around Eva Maria Neubauer takes the audience to a musical paradise anyway. With Baltango, that is to say. Never heard of it? Well, the group actually invented it itself. This enchanting mix of cool jazz, chansons, melancholic tango and strong Balkan rhythms makes you want to jump and dance one time, then sway tenderly and muse contently another. If you are up for a musical emotional rollercoaster, listen here – or experience the wonderfully international band live at local tonight.
local, Heiligenstädterstraße 31, Stadtbahnbogen 217, 1190 Vienna. April 24, 19:30. 15 €. Web 
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 Miriam Jezek
CurVienna: plus size fashion market
A voluptuous body and love for fashion exclude each other? Not at all! “CurVienna“ will prove it today: The plus size fashion event is dedicated to the stepchild of fashion - plus sizes. Curvy bloggers and fashionistas open their wardrobes and get rid of dresses and accessories. There’ll also be selected items of plus-size boutiques that normally are hardly available in Austria or online only. Everything in size 46 and up! Later on, the US author Virgie Tovar and the artist Veronika Merklein talk about self-love and body acceptance. Body positivity rocks!
Tourotel Mariahilf, Mariahilfer Straße 156, 1150 Vienna. April 24, Market 11:00-16:00, Talk from 17:00. Free entrance! Web
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 Atelier Karasinski
Bar Campari
Molto gusto! Especially when temperatures are finally rising, we Viennese are glad about an added bit of Italian feeling in the city. That is to say, strolling about the Piazza – or rather, ok ;-) the Graben – and then celebrating la dolce vita with an aperitivo. As of now, the first choice for this purpose is the Schwarze Kameel where a Bar Campari will be installed under the auspices of the legendary Bar Camparino in Milan. Besides the usual aperitifs they also serve Campari cocktails and gourmet snacks. And – important for non-alcolicas: the new Italo drink Crodino Spritz!
Bar Campari at Zum Schwarzen Kameel, Bognergasse 5, 1010 Vienna. 25/04 – 12/06. Daily 12:00-22:00. Web
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Gössl Soiree „Drunter & Drüber“
Dear dirndl wearers, a Wiesn dry run is taking place this evening! Even though with wine tasting and vulcano ham instead of beer and pretzel. In an exclusive “ladies only” setting, including some VIP guests, Birgit Indra, head of Gössl in Vienna, invites to a “Dirndlgwandmontag“ (Dirndl Monday) and gives away some valuable styling tips on what to wear underneath and over your dirndl. In order to clarify important questions on topics such as trendy skirt lengths or the best tuning dirndl bras for the upcoming Kirtag and Wiesn season ;-) A Gössl dirndl will be raffled. Dress code: dirndl – what else?
Gössl, Weihburggasse 5, 1010 Vienna. From 18:00. Please register! Free entrance. Web 
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„Feel Good im Grätzl“ package
And another neighbourhood network idea! The Vienna-wide initiative “imGrätzl“ invites to wellbeing happenings in six districts on June 4. District dwellers present themselves and their work, visitors can inform themselves and allow themselves a treat. The offer ranges from massages and coaching up to creative workshops. Amongst others, the super friendly Magdas Hotel serves as a location of the event. And if you want to take advantage of this nice opportunity for self-marketing and networking: The CitySpotterGirl raffles six exclusive exhibitor packages!
Raffle CitySpotterGirl, deadline 10 May 2016. Information and legal notices online
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cookingClass at Stilarena
A very pompous location for a cooking class: Measuring 1,200 square metres, the newly designed show room of the domestic appliance manufacturers Bosch, Gaggenau, Neff and Siemens is really huge. And it goes without saying that they have any kind of equipment one could wish for. Today, it’s the first time that guests are allowed to make a mess in the brightly polished design kitchen surroundings: Siemens invites to a “cookingClass“ – start of a whole series of cooking workshops. Uli Helminger shows what to make with steamer & Co; for example herb-crusted veal filet.
Stilarena of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Quellenstraße 2a, 1100 Vienna. April 26, 18:00-22:00. 59 €. Web
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Fibre Sale at FilzOase
If you love spinning, embroidery or felting, you should definitely pilgrim to Währing today! Monika Tatrai, ruler of the Filzoase, invites to a one-day (!) sale. In her treasure box, friends of finest fibres will find everything the crafting heart could wish for: wonderful natural yarns such as alpaca, silk, llama, bamboo, linen or wool, colourful mixtures and hand-died woollen treasures. And if you have no idea what to embroider or felt with those fine threads: The Filzoase also offers regular workshops, next topic: surface structures.
FilzOase, Anastasius-Grün-Gasse 11, 1180 Vienna. April 26, 10:00-19:00. Web
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Moon night
A concert at Beltane full moon: In the Celtic calendar, Beltane is the festival of sense & sensuality, encounter & desire, creativity & creation – and the victory of summer over winter. Today, Beltane is also the occasion for an atmospheric concert by Bernhard Mikuskovics and Georg Baum. On the programme: old-European songs, dances and spiritual folklore. They’ll use harp sounds, voice, Jew’s harps, ethnic flutes, hornpipes & Co. Even the location is wonderful: the small chapel in Weihburggasse. Mystical!
Small chapel, Weihburggasse 14, 1010 Vienna. April 26, 19:00. 23 €. Web
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Retrospective Franziska Gaal
She was s superstar, and yet hardly anyone knows her. Franziska Gaal, a Jew born in Budapest in 1903, was one of the most important comedy actresses of German language cinema in the 1930s. Since her movies were categorized as “unwanted cinema” and prohibited after Hitler’s seizure of power, she escaped to Austria after her meteoric rise in Berlin and finally to Hollywood – where she didn’t succeed, however. For the first time, the film archive now presents a retrospective. And today they're showing the Hollywood movie “The Girl Downstairs“!
Metro Kinokulturhaus, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna. April 27. 21:00. Until May 1. 8,50 €. Web
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Sita-Mudra workshop
Mudras, so-called body prayers, are marvellous! By the means of specific hand and finger figures combined with easily performable meditative body postures, we get connected with their inner divine source – and after only a short time, energy starts flowing. This way, tensions may be turned into calmness, absent-mindedness into concentration and fear into self-confidence. Sita Kleinert from Switzerland presents a few mudras today and shows each participant her personal mudra. Ooom, the CitySpotterGirl would love to have hers right away!
raum – centre for creativity, Gentzgasse 105/1, 1180 Vienna. April 27, 19:00-21:30. 50 €. Web
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Potted plants sale days
If you walk along Wiedner Hauptstraße, you can’t miss it: The flower shop “Blumenwerkstatt Rath“ is a fragrant, colourful flower paradise that abruptly brightens one’s mood already from the pavement. Fans of urban gardening will be delighted with the 4-day special sale starting today. Today, all potted plants cost 20 percent less; tomorrow it’ll be the geranium’s turn. On Friday, all ceropegias and summer flowers will be discounted. And since we also need some pots to put the plants in, garden ceramics will be reduced on Saturday.
Blumenwerkstatt Rath, Wiedner Hauptstraße 58, 1040 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00, Sat till 13:00. Web
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Shop of the week 
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Katha & Georg / eigenbrötler
Old picture frames & fresh sandwiches – that may be a somewhat strange symbiosis, but definitely a pleasant one! While the duo Katha & Georg has a soft spot for selected, exclusive vintage frames, the guys of “eigenbrötler“ are very much into particularly fine sandwiches such as sesame rolls with avocado, peanut butter and rocket. Yummmmmy! They now offer a daily changing range of delicious creations and a variety of frames from the 20s to 80s in their shared, recently opened shop. There also is a small table for a coffee break. Small and fine!

Katha & Georg, Westbahnstraße 48, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Sat 11:00-18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Lovely Food
Yes, until recently, the location was called Raw Shop Cafe. But Maja Scheid has changed her concept and started heating the oven. Instead of pure raw food cuisine, she now cooks and bakes nutritious-vegetarian dishes. Curries, soups, a daily creative set lunch (pay as you wish) and many desserts to take away or enjoy on the spot – on a cosy couch under colourfully patterned lamp shades. And new: Every Saturday and Sunday organic breakfast is served. With buckwheat bread, chia pudding and lots of vegetables. But there are still some raw delicacies on the menu ;-) Nice!
Lovely Food, Otto-Bauer-Gasse 11, 1060 Vienna. Thu-Tue, 10:30-19:00, Sat+Sun 11:00-16:00. Web


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