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"Heya Girls!"
When my noble great-grandma was 65, she bought herself – scandal! – her first pair of trousers. Before, it had been completely unthinkable for her to wear men’s clothes. Until the end of her life, she was angry because nobody had told her before how comfortable they were. Fashion as a vehicle of emancipation: The story of our formerly “male” trousers equally applies to our Japanese colleagues’ Haoris. Until the 19th century, only men wore those special Kimono jackets – until the Geishas in Edo were fed up with wintery freezing and took them over. The married upper-class women followed suit – and in the 20th century, the silk jackets finally became a symbol of emancipation. Be it inside or outside, since then all women are wearing Haoris. And this week, the gorgeous Kimonos are available in a pop up store in Vienna for the first time: vintage Haoris from the 1960s to 80s, all of them made in Japan, all of them individual pieces. And all of them tell a story.
Wishing you an elegant week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Wo, Kirchberggasse 11, 1070 Vienna. May 5-8. Web
P.S. Win an exhibition stand at „Feel good im Grätzl“! Here
Photo: Senz
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Exclusive Bags & Accessories
Mega sale for bag addicts und accessories lovers! The lingerie store „La Petite Coquette“, which normally sells finest underwear, has now filled its shelves and drawers with bags, bags, bags, available for three days. For example by Alchimia, Reptiles House, A Cuckoo Moment or Buti. Maybe you do not necessarily know these labels, however, the selection is huge, every possible style is available – and, with discounts of up to 70%, prices are unbeatably low. And there's shopping-fever-stimulating relaxation prosecco ;-)
La Petite Coquette, Lugeck 6, 1010 Vienna. May 5-7, 10:00-20:00. Web
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Maze: art at WUK
Let’s be curious! Many of us only know the WUK because of its concerts; today, you can get an idea of the artistic activities in the old brick building. After all, it accommodates 29 ateliers and studios where artists busily paint, model, tailor and print. Today, the labyrinth of self-administered rooms opens its doors and more than 40 artists show their art and work. Performances, concerts, readings, workshops and a giant water wing installation on the roof provide additional action ;-)
WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. May 5, from 15:00. Free entrance. Web
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Beauty special for women
Affordable luxury, ladies only! Until the end of May, ladies have the chance to get a one-and-a-half-hour head to toe treatment in Maggie Elibol’s small, new organic beauty studio for sharply reduced 60 €. The treatment starts in the face. First your skin is peeled and nourished with a mask. While the mask is left on your skin, your feet are gently massaged. Then, head and shoulders are treated with suitable oils; a fragrant serum will make your hair shine. And at the end, a day skin care is applied on your face – with finest organic cosmetics only. Purr!
Du bist schön, Spitalgasse 1, 1090 Vienna. Book until May 14. 60 € / 90min. Web
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kokosch pop-up store
Have you already freshened up your summer wardrobe? No? Here, you’ll definitely make a find: kokosch, the online shop for fair, sustainable fashion enters “real” life for two days again. In the pop up store in Schleifmühlgasse you’ll find casual summer pieces of labels such as ArmedAngels, People Tree or Wunderwerk: light cascade tops, chic blouses, wonderfully soft shirts or a super cute dress with fine dandelion prints. Lots of cool shades of blue and grey and many pieces made of organic cotton. Stopping by definitely pays off since you get 10% off on everything in the store!
kokosch Pop-Up Store, Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna. May 6+7. 10:00-19:00. Web
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Patricia Kelly
In Patricia Kelly’s own words, her new album “Grace&Kelly“ is the most personal one she has ever written. The offspring of the legendary “Kelly Family“ has touched her audience as a solo artist since 2008; her fans have long grown out of teenage. Emotional songs such as “I don’t wanna fight“ or “Get up and walk“ tell about a time in her life that was determined by painful losses and fears, but also by optimism – and lots of love. A bit schmaltzy maybe, but linguistically and vocally pleasantly accurate and, in combination with the piano accompaniment, very lovely.
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. May 6, 20:00. 32,50 €. Web
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Vienna Gourmet Festival
Oh yes, there’ll be an enormous crowd in the meadows of  Stadtpark once again: The weather forecast for the Vienna Gourmet Festival taking place this weekend is excellent! On more than 170 elegant stands, Austria’s best culinary manufacturers offer regional products to sample and to take home: alpine salmon, organic hay lemonade, saffron salt, plum vinegar, Muskateller chocolate or Viennese salon nougat – everything “made in Austria”. Nice: Besides live cooking shows, bakers will show how to produce sour dough according to traditional knowledge.
Gourmet Festival, Stadtpark, 1010 Vienna. May 6-8. Free entrance. Web
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Ja! Natürlich Garden Pop Up Store
Green finger or no green finger: When everything around us is turning green and flourishing, we feel a growing desire for gardening ourselves, at least a bit. Some tasty tomatoes on the balcony or nice-smelling mint on the windowsill are worth a try. Be it strawberries, cabbage or salad, there are many delicate plants that do not need much care nor space. Convinced? Well then, let’s go to the hip rooms of Marktwirtschaft – in the pop up store you’ll find the entire Ja! Natürlich garden assortment, plus a huge selection of potting compost and seed pots. Until mid May.
Marktwirtschaft, Siebensterngasse 21, 1070 Vienna. Until May 15. Tue-Sat 10:00-19:00. Web 
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 Tomislav Torjanac
Contemporary Croatian Design
Austrians know Croatia as a holiday destination. It’s not far away and there’re beaches and the sea. However, until now we perhaps haven’t paid enough attention to Croatian design while getting sunburnt. Now we have the chance to catch up on it! The designforum exhibition “in a nutshell“ displays contemporary Croatian design – and proves that Croatia’s creativity scene is a very multi-faceted one! Amongst the around 100 graphic-, fashion- and product design works you’ll find pieces by the renowned design collective “Numen / For Use“. Ladies are also well represented: Vanja Cuculić, Josipa Stefanec and Co.
designforum, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 05/05–04/06. Mon–Fri 10:00-18:00, Sa+Sun from 11:00 Web
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 Verein der geprüften Wiener Fremdenführer
Guided tour through St. Marx cemetery
Joseph II landed us with it: In 1780, the emperor forbade funerals in churches and crypts and so he had cemeteries constructed in the suburbs. The St. Marx cemetery is one of those Biedermeier cemeteries – one of the last ones in the country! Now, in spring, it’s absolutely idyllic: Lilac blooms in abundance, a cloud of fragrance surrounds the romantic park. Today, a guided tour with stories about the Biedermeier life and the Viennese funeral services takes place. And, of course, celebrities’ graves are visited – Mozart, Josef Madersperger (inventor of the sewing machine) or the Prater legend Basilio Calafati.
Meeting point: entrance cemetery St. Marx, Leberstraße 6, 1030 Vienna. May 7, 14:00. 15 €. Web
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 Marc Chagall
Mothers in the Albertina
Be it the scandalously erotic presentation of Marc Chagall’s naked, breast-feeding mother, Kus‘ma Petrow-Wodkin’s politically (and perspectively) controversial mother figure, Greta Freist’s rarely exhibited family portrait or Kasimir Malewitsch’s rural mother – motherhood has always been a popular theme for painters. The Albertina also displays many paintings of mothers – and on the occasion of today’s Mother’s Day, closer attention will be given to them: in three special guided tours, searching for mum in art.
Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. May 8. 11:00, 12:30 and15:30. 16,90 entrance fee included. Web
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 Maschalina Design
Mafi pop up: Maschalina jewellery design
Patience has paid off: The luxurious, opulent eardrops by jewellery designer Mascha Lina Borodin travel from Salzburg to Vienna for the second time and out-shine and out-sparkle each other for two days in the puristic Mafi pop up in the inner city. Almost 30 new designs of her latest S/S collection “Dinastia”, which adorn the female hearing organ with shining semi precious stones and Swarovski pearls and are inspired by the crown jewels of the Spanish royal house, are presented. Drinks and snacks are offered as well.
mafi Naturholzböden, Gonzagagasse 19, 1010 Vienna. May 7 + 8, 11:30-18:30. Web
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Shakespeare Dances
John Neumeier has already created several choreographies for William Shakespeare’s pieces. Today, he presents a kind of best of with his Hamburg dance group: three of his originally full-length Shakespeare ballets are staged on one single evening. The central element of the evening is Neumeier’s version of “Hamlet”, nimbly encircled by the two comedies “As You Like It“ and “Twelfth Night“ – the latter one interpreted with Vivaldi music. Probably the most beautiful way of expressing the stories of the English playwright without words. Wow!
Theater an der Wien,  Linke Wienzeile 6, 1060 Vienna. May 9-11. 19:00. From 14 €. Web
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Eddie Izzard
I have no idea how this guy does it, but: The English stand-up comedy star already performed his programme in the Gartenbau cinema three years ago and caused laughing fits with his “Eddie Izzard Show” in finest British English. Now he comes again – and, linguistically highly talented, he presents his successful programme “Force Majeure“ in German! Afterwards, Eddie is willing to answer questions by the audience. A no less eloquent support act will be given by maschek, performing in English today: “maschek. talks it over - now in english“. Surely funny!
Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. May 9. 20:00. From 35 €. Web
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Asparagus from Alfred Mühl’s farm
Eating asparagus is the best spring detox treatment. If you want to enjoy very special asparagus, you have to make your way to the edge of town, to Aderklaa. The insider tip is called Bauernhof Mühl. Asparagus is cut daily – and every day, including Sundays and bank holidays, it is sold freshly in the pretty farm shop. Of course, they offer both green and white stems and, despite the excellent taste, prices are still very moderate. Strawberries are already available as well! And if you don’t make it to Aderklaa, you can still order at farm-gate prices in the Alles Deko Outlet.
Alfred Mühl, 2232 Aderklaa 23. Mon-Fri 8:00-18:30, Sat+Sun till 18:00. Web Alles Deko, 1080 Vienna. Web
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 Nina Helf
eat | art at the Bristol
Wow, this is a truly original idea for a hotel anniversary! The ancient Bristol celebrates its 100th birthday this year (inter alia) in a creative way with an installation in the winter garden. As of today, hundreds of jam glasses are piled up in a table-high cube, each of them being filled with mementos of the hotel history: diverse cutlery, porcelain, photos, menus, napkins but also less luxurious items such as hygiene products or cleaning utensils. Props of kitchen, suite and broom closet tell the story of the hotel…

Hotel Bristol, Kärntner Ring 1, 1010 Vienna. May 10-24. 7:30-24:00. Free entrance. Web
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Love Academy
Love pleasure is learnable! If you wish to be provided with expert input in the matter of love and relationship, you can inform yourself for free and non-bindingly at the Liebesakademie today. The occasion is the opening of a new location in the third district, where Cornelia Auderieth and Josef Falk offer seminars for pairs & singles, sexual counselling and coaching, but also courses such as Tantra yoga. This evening you can just chat about sex and love or other things, in a cosy atmosphere with sparkling wine and snacks. Plus, vouchers for reduced participation fees for all offers.
Liebesakademie, Landstraßer Hauptstr.32, 1030 Vienna. May 10. 19:00-21:00. Free entrance. Web
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Great women from Leopoldstadt
There’s probably no other district in Vienna that is home to so many famous women as Leopoldstadt. An exhibition in the district museum is now dedicated to the life of some female inhabitants of Leopoldstadt who were politically, entrepreneurially or artistically active. Very interesting history lessons, for example when it comes to the Viennese Jew Lise Meitner – who, after all, co-discovered nuclear fission, or the career of the teacher and social democratic politician Stella Klein-Löw. Nice: Free entrance!
District museum, Karmelitergasse 9, 1020 Vienna. Wed 16:00-18:30, Sun 10:00-13:00. Web
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 Andreas Pikal
Michaela Rabitsch at the new Jazzclub
Good news: There’s a new jazz club in town! The “1019” will soon play cool live music every day and the calendar is already filling up with great acts. Tonight, Michaela Rabitsch & the Robert Pawlik Quartet serve their steaming hot Gumbo of jazz and world music. With catchy melodies, groovy rhythms and varied improvisations Austria’s only top jazz trumpet player fascinates even those who are no hard-core jazz fans. Listen here or, even better, listen live at the club tonight!
1019 Jazzclub, Althanstraße 12, 1090 Vienna. May 11, 20:30. Voluntary donation. Web
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World Wise Women
Be honest – when talking about famous philosophers we first of all think of male names. Today, a new book, which finally tells the story of women in philosophy, is being presented: the authoresses portrayed 22 female philosophers from the ancient world to modern times in speech and picture. The list of “forgotten achievements” of wise women and false attributions is long and prevails throughout the entire history. Starting with the Socratic dialogue, which was originally founded by Aspasia, up to the 1st Socialist manifesto dating back to Flora Tristan.
Die lila Couch, Gersthofer Straße 103, 1180 Vienna. May 11. 19:30. Free entrance. Please register! Web
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Shop of the week 
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Die Oidn
The optician Rudi Kern loves his “Oidn”. The worn-out vintage glasses of different decades have been accumulating in the Africa-donation-drawer in his shop in Favoriten for years. Chic designer shades, wild revolutionary glasses and odd standard-issue frames - some of them were so close to the glasses-aficionado and optician that he just didn’t have the heart to give them away. This is why the fancy vintage originals are now lovingly polished, equipped with new glasses and sold. Hipster factor: veeery high! 30 % of the sales revenue of each model is donated to the project “OneDollarGlasses“. Cool idea!
Jäckel Optik, Reumannplatz 12, 1100 Vienna. Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-13:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Golden times! In the last months, so many new restaurants have opened that it is hard to keep up. And so, this tip comes a bit late: the Erich. The little brother of Ulrich at Ulrichsplatz is really small. A bar, a few tables, and that’s it. But most of the café-bar is entirely coated with gold leaf. Golden walls, ceiling, corridor – you’ll soon forget the narrowness of the room. And at the latest when the food is served, “golden” becomes the overall impression. Great tacos with chilli beef or crispy quinoa, amazing salads and delicious skewers. Great tip! And the warmer the weather, the bigger the Erich: tables outside!
Erich, Neustiftgasse 27, 1070 Vienna. Mon – Sun 9:00-2:00. Web


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