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j u n e 16 | 23. - 29.

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"Heya Girls!"
To be honest, I’m ready for a vacation. So it’s no surprise that the newest idea of the boat rental Schinakl has me going into raptures! They will be hosting an After Work Chill-Out by the water for the first time this year. On seven Thursdays you can rent super chill “island boats” with comfy and cozy sofas and dock at an octagonal stage in the middle of the “Kaiserwasser”. The musicians and their audience will then float around the Gänsehäufel accompanied by live music – and supposably go faster than the mosquitos can fly ;-) A cocktail in your hand, relaxing on a sofa and the spirit in the sky: that’s how I imagine summer. The music program starts this week with the Corcovado Salsa Club who will keep the fish up at night with their mix of salsa, merengue and latin pop. It always starts at 16:30 with a refreshing drink at the Arcotel-Bar as a welcome present. What a wonderful idea!
Wishing you a chill week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Meeting point: Dock at the Hotel Arcotel Kaiserwasser, Wagramer Straße 8, 1220 Vienna. June 23 From 16:30. 25 €. Web

P.S. You can recommend the CitySpottergirl here!
Photo: Schinakl
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Maria Hahnenkamp
The distorted and often sexist depiction of the female body in the media is a topic that drives us women crazy time and time again. That’s why the Viennese photographer Maria Hahnenkamp’s approach to the issue is good and important. In her work she makes us take a look beneath the “beautiful” picture surface. She tries to express the unseen or unthought-of, indicating the invisible power of the media. In order to visualize how razor-thin the illusion of an image is, she changes the surface of her photographs through sanding, embroidering or sewing. Today is the opening!
Fotogalerie Wien at the WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. Vernissage June 23 19:00. Free entry. Until June 29 Web
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A piece of paradise
Be it Xunder Xandl, Gurkenprinz or the winegrower Thom Wachter – they all live and work in a little part of paradise in the Southern Burgenland. Today they are bringing their delicacies to Vienna, to the wine and general store Burgenländer in the Second district and you can taste anything you want and also talk to the producers. There will be venison specialties and delicious meat from the “Zickentaler Moorochse”, a choice of select wines from different wineries, Old Raven whisky and Beer from the brewery Rabenbräu. And the family business Bischof will bring their noodles. Sounds tasty!

Der Burgenländer, Ernst-Melchior-Gasse 3, 1020 Vienna. June 23 12:00 to 21:00. Web
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Design Flea Market
An insider’s tip for creative fashionistas! In total there are five Viennese manufacturers cleaning out their warehouses and selling what they find at the Design Flea Market, which opens today. You can shop designer fabrics and leather and also the finest Italian border, buttons or jewelry beads. The designer quintet is also getting rid of accessories and prototypes including classy couture pieces from the initiator Claudia Tramontana, unusual Cihlar knitwear designs or stylish Derby leather gloves. And you can get the colorful plant seeds jewelry by Culto Propio starting from only 5 Euros!
Claudia Tramontana Couture Outlet, Bräunerstraße 2, 1010 Vienna. June 23-25 10:00 until 18:00. Web
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 Tobias Zielony
So much for grey and depressing! Concrete is considered progressive; in the 50s and 60s the building material even stood for change in society. Numerous social housing projects, educational institutions or cultural centers were built with concrete. By now a lot of what was concreted into the landscape back then is facing demolition and some projects are seen as failures. In the new exhibition at the Kunsthalle numerous artists are dedicating their work to the historically charged building material. You can see brutalist constructions by Paul Rudolph and also sculptures and other installations. Opening is today!
Kunsthalle Wien at the MuseumQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage June 24 19:00. Free entry. Web 
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Harvest in the city
Today a free bus tour grants interesting insights into the Urban Gardening movement in Simmering. First you visit the beautiful organic fig farm where rare herbs and vegetables are grown as well. Next stop is the neighborhood garden center Jakubek – and afterwards you visit a wild part of the city that hardly anybody knows: the Macondo-village has been home to refugees since the 1970s and there they also grow vegetables, herbs and flowers. Just how awesome jams and preserves from solidary farming actually taste can be discovered at the Jölhof’s tasting today at the Naschmarkt!
Meeting point: at the U3-stop Simmering, 1110 Vienna June 26 16:00. Web SoLawi-Tasting, Naschmarkt. From 9:00. Web
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vis a vis fashion show at Café Z
A fashion show in a hip environment: tonight the young street wear label vis a vis invites you to the super pleasant Café Z. There you can relax with a drink in hand on one of the flea market furniture pieces from the former pastry shop and watch the current collections Streetchic and S 16 file past. The just 22-year-old designer Andrea Kerber launched her label in April of this year and she designs and sews all pieces herself. Usually she likes to use natural materials in white, grey or black for her laid-back classy pieces, but the new collection includes a dose of turquoise. Cool!
Café Z
, Meiselstraße 2, 1150 Vienna. June 24 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Disco Soup
What a waste: one third of all perfectly good foods are being thrown away! Today at the Viennese Disco Soup you can cook against the unnecessary trashing of groceries. The ingredients come from the association foodsharing, which saves food that is still good to eat from being thrown out. The salvaged groceries will be prepared together and of course also eaten together. So, pack your vegetable knife and join the chopping disco. If you want to find out more about the issue of waste and how to avoid it: the Zero Waste Lab will host events and workshops all throughout the summer.
Association M.U.T., in the courtyard, Rechte Wienzeile 37/1/3, 1040 Vienna. June 25. 16:00 until 22:00. Web
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2 Years SuperSense
The location at the Dogenhof in the Leopoldstadt is incredibly beautiful and the eccentric, creative crew of the institution for analog delicacies is very busy. That is why the 2-year anniversary of SuperSense should be a great party. And not only that – obviously! – the best records will be played and the coolest live acts will perform on stage, but there will also be a flea market with rarities ranging from records to polaroids, a nerve-racking raffle with awesome prizes, a meet & greet with the analog-guru Heinz Lichtenegger, DIY workshops and a mechanical love oracle – whatever that may be ;-)
SuperSense, Praterstraße 70, 1020 Vienna. June 25 from 11:00. Free entry. Web
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 Christoph Meissner/The Red Bulletin
Vienna Nightrow
A tip for all friends of the Old Danube: today it will be illuminated by floodlights and become the setting for the Vienna Nightrow races. Almost 50 eight crews will compete in different races, which you can watch from the sun terrace or the public gallery. For the hungry there will be a barbecue and champagne on ice will be ready to celebrate the winners. You are not familiar with the rulebook of rowing? Don’t worry, the race commentator will provide the necessary insight at this crazy event. And let me put it this way – there will also be eye candy, because a well-trained rower is definitely a sight to see ;-)
Rowing Center Vienna, Steinspornbrücke, 1220 Vienna. June 25 from 16:30. Free entry. Web
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Do any of you have something to celebrate? Not that it’s necessary in order to attend this epicurean event, but it would be a perfect fit. Every family celebration, every business deal and every communal ritual in Nepal is celebrated with a great feast. Such a Bhoj involves cooking for days beforehand in order to feed all friends and relatives. Today at the “Yak + Yeti” Bhoj is being celebrated; all the guests will be seated in a row on pillows on the floor and treated to culinary delicacies from the Nepalese kitchen. Everyone who knows the “Yak + Yeti” also knows: it will be nice!
Yak + Yeti, Hofmühlgasse 21, 1060 Vienna. June 26 17:30. 21 €. Web
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An Evening Celebrating Barbra Streisand
She is one of the greatest, she has won several Grammys, Emmys, Tonys and even an Academy Award: Barbra Streisand. And she has a huge fan: tonight the young musical actress Nina Monschein is dedicating a whole concert to the legendary diva. Additionally to hits like “Funny Girl” or “The Way We Were”, Monschein will be telling anecdotes and stories (in English) of the live of the now 74-year old star and singing about Streisand’s extraordinary career – from a shy, Jewish girl to a world star. A musical biography that gets under your skin.
Tunnel Vienna Live, Florianigasse 39, 1080 Vienna. June 26 18:00. 15 €. Web
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David Gilmour at Schönbrunn
Goosebumps guaranteed! The atmosphere around thousands of fans is bound to be spectacular when Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour performs a concert at Schönbrunn. The old master knows why he only plays at extraordinary locations in Europe ;-) With his solo album “Rattle That Rock” which was released in the fall of 2015, the 70-year old landed a great success and reached the best charts rankings of his solo career. His fans can look forward to melancholically beautiful sounds, which also evoke pleasant memories of the legendary rock band. Listen in here!
Schloss Schönbrunn, Ehrenhof, 1130 Vienna. June 27+28 20:00. From 86 €. Web
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Summer-Sale at Laniato
Colorful yarns and a cool frapuccino! A refreshing mix offered by the wool-café Laniato: a huge selection of wool and additionally sweets and drinks. The temperature is rising, the prices are falling: before the fine store closes for the summer the shelves have to be cleaned out – and we get a sale on everything. Up to 50% off of wool and yarns and magazines. Off of Merino, colorful cotton and also the finest cashmere. The sale has already started, but don’t stress yourself: the bargain prices will be available until July 13th!

Laniato, Beatrixgasse 4, 1030 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 18:00, Sat 9:30-17:00. Web
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1st Vienna Felt Festival
Felt lovers already know this: in order to turn fluffy wool into firm felt, you either need a felting needle with a barb (dry felting) or water and soap (wet felting). That’s why it’s very fitting that now there is a felt festival going on at the Water tower ;-) Ten artists are showing their wool pieces around the topic “maritime”. There will be scarves, bags, jackets and pictures. And whoever wants to experience the wool metamorphosis with her own hands can participate in the do-it-yourself felting program. Small pieces like colorful lucky fish are no sorcery!

Water tower Favoriten, Windtenstraße 3, 1100 Vienna. Opening June 28 19:00. Until July 3. Web
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Wild herb walk & yoga
Today it’s “Kroga” time! We are talking about a mix of herb walks and adjacent open-air yoga, where you can deeply relax on the Danube Island in the evening. The focus is on the element Earth – first you will explore and collect whatever the earth is offering at the moment and then your own grounding and connection with nature will be encouraged during a one-hour yoga class. To conclude the evening there will also be small snacks from the gathered treasures. And then preferably Shavasana in the grass until the sun goes down!
Meeting point: U2 stop: Neue Donau, 1020 Vienna. June 28 18:00 to 20:00. 10 €. Web
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 Nils Köster
Shakespeare And The Garden
To bloom or not to bloom! That is the main question today during a very unique Shakespeare-themed guided tour through the Botanical Garden. Around 120 different types of plants are mentioned in Shakespeare’s work – the “Fairy Hill” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with its sweet honeysuckle, the violets and the wild thyme has basically become a thing. During the tour of the current outdoor exhibition “Shakespeare and the garden” visitors can learn about selected plants. The walk through the summery evening garden is complemented by artistic performances.
Botanical Garden, Mechelgasse/Praetoriusgasse, 1030 Vienna. June 29 16:30. Free entry. Web
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Thonet Pop-up-Café
Drinking coffee in style and checking out stylish furniture at the same time can be done from today on at the Old Post. The traditional company Thonet set up a temporary showroom in the impressing premises. Presented are bentwood classics like the world-renowned Viennese coffeehouse chair, but also steel pipe furniture from the Bauhaus period and current designs ranging from living to office furniture. Visitors can also sit down on the designer furniture in the foyer and the courtyard and enjoy some caffeine and snacks from Jonas Reindl. And all that is available for exactly one year!
Old Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna. Opening June 29 18:00. Mon-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Daniela Zeller: “Ich-Kraft”
“Ich-Kraft” or “I-Power” means going through life with confidence and self-determination – regardless of any exterior factors. People who have a great abundance of such I-Power have the skill to get back on their feet faster after a setback. They know their limitations and have the courage to say “no”. Daniela Zeller, former Ö3-host, wrote a book about dead simple self-coaching. Today at Thalia she will presenting her methods: because anyone who commands their I-Power to a high degree can lead an authentic, healthy, satisfying and fulfilling life. Perfect!
Thalia, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2a, 1030 Vienna. June 29 19:00. Free entry. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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VIU & We Bandits Flagship Store
Those two were made for each other and already (re-)built a palace together! Today the innovative Swiss glasses brand VIU and the Viennese fashion store We Bandits are opening a fairly big flagship store together. On the ground level there is a lot of space for the entire collection of prescription and sun glasses – which were all designed in Switzerland and manufactured in Italy and are hip and affordable. And on the first floor you can shop the unusual, pretty pieces from We Bandits, a selection of 95 South Korean brands. On the ground and upstairs there are handmade small series, unique and just awesome!
VIU & We Bandits Flagshipstore, Neubaugasse 36, 1070 Vienna. Opening June 23 18:30. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Prosi Exotic Restaurant
Forget the UNO-City, because the most international part of Vienna is the wonderful supermarket “Prosi”. The huge iconic store sells groceries and cosmetics from everywhere in the world. And starting this week there is also – right next door – a proper restaurant! Simple and fast is the way it works here, because you have to get your own food at the counter. Emphasis is put on south Indian food, but time and time again there will be spicy-fresh specialties from over 50 different countries: for example chicken curry, Matar Paneer, Biryani and the “Prosi King Thali” which includes 5 different kinds of curry. You can even have breakfast here! Perfectly “Prosi” ;-)
Prosi Exotic Restaurant, Kandlgasse 44, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Sat 11:00 to 22:00. Web


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