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f e b r u a r y 16 | 4. - 10.

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"Heya Girls!"
Sometimes, the stories of plants involve true crime novels. The first “stock market crash” in the world in 1673 was triggered by tulip bulbs, for example – the Dutch’s tulip obsession bankrupted whole families. Less catastrophic, but equally exciting was the year 1776: The Swedish natural scientist Thunberg then illegally imported four camellias from Japan to London. Three of them were given as a present to royal gardens and this is how one specimen of the Asian beauties landed in Schönbrunn. The reputation of the exquisite plant was quickly spread throughout Europe, the camellia became the most expensive flower for the nobels and the rich. Heated glasshouses were built for them and novels were written for them. The plant doesn’t exist any more in Schönbrunn, but the Palm House owns a historic camellia collection until today. And, like every year in January, the beauties now start blooming, at the very back of the so-called cold house. You may visit them every day until the end of February. A silent tip, but an exquisitely beautiful one.
Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Palm House in the Schönbrunn park, 1130 Vienna. Daily 9:30-17:00. 5 €. Web

P.S. Hurry up and win a short trip or a romantic dinner!
Cover: J. Jaunbersin
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Factory outlet at heimweh
The Vorarlberg people have proven since the 19th century that they have a knack for textile design of the world! For example the 1882 found manufactory Fussenegger whose pretty pieces are available at heimweh in Vienna – as of recently even with a factory outlet corner! They offer wonderful blankets, cushions and more fine living accessories (individual items and 2nd class quality) at bargain prices and additionally purchased objects for 30% off! DIY freaks will also be delighted about the amazing residual cuddly fabrics and borders. At the moment a lot of green, turquoise and red. Pillow fabrics from 7€!
heimweh, Wiedner Hauptstraße 81, 1050 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat till 15:00. Web
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Evelyn Grill: Winter Journey
Since real winter is not really showing up, the Upper Austrian silkscreen artist Evelyn Grill now lets it snow her way. She gave colour and shape to the 24-part melancholic song cycle “Winter Journey”, composed by Franz Schubert in 1827, and packed it into just as many pictures. So, art enthusiasts may now marvel at “Frozen Tears“ and “Loneliness“ or become “Frozen Stiff“. If you prefer to keep on moving, buy a museum ticket, proceed to the Schubert room on the third floor of the House of Music and listen to his works and stories.
House of Music, inner court yard, Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna. Until February 29, daily 10:00-22:00. Free entrance. Web
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Tambours du Bronx
The 16 industrial drummers from the French working-class district Varennes-Vauzelles, who have beaten the hell out of everything that makes a good sound since 1987, are loud, wild and smashing. Now, the successful live combo comes to Vienna with their twelfth album “Corros” and invite to one of their energetic audio-visual adventure spectacles in the WUK! Ohropax are definitely a good idea, since the wild mix of rock, industrial techno, Afro beat and synthetic sounds knocks even the strongest Mary out of her high heels. Click here for a first foretaste.
WUK, Währinger Str. 59, 1090 Vienna. February 4, 20:00. 28 €. Web
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Kalê Pop-up
It’s quite obvious that the Viennese love to drink – you just have to look at the mayor or at the countless alcoholic and non-alcoholic reinventions of the last years. After the cult tea lemonade “all I need” and the super vermouth of the Burschik family, there’s yet another potential new It drink on the market! Kalê, the high-volume “juice”, is actually a herbal liqueur and named after one of the three Graces from mythology. Allegedly, it tastes like a pure declaration of love to Vienna :-) True graces get free samples in the KunstRaumZwei until 20 February. And there, they’ll also see graceful zeitgeist art, of course! For more It drinks, just have a look at the portal.

KunstRaumZwei, Hollandstraße 7/15, 1020 Vienna. Until February 20, Mon-Sat 12:00-19:00. Web
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Pop-Up-Shop: blush Lingerie
Wow, yet another temporary shop is popping out of the Viennese shopping scene today: blush Lingerie from Berlin! The super sexy label, which can easily compete with Agent Provocateur in terms of sensuality, is a guest of the boutique amour fou for three months. On board: super hot bras (from 49,90€), lace tops, hipsters and slips (from 35,90€) of the latest collection. In the manner of blush, everything is designed by and for women and thus, totally cosy! But the best has been saved for last: up to 70% “opening” discount on many individual pieces of the last seasons! Crisis is over ;-)

amour fou* dessous, Barnabitengasse 14 , 1060 Vienna. February 5 – April 16. Mon-Fri 11:00-18:30, Sat till 17:00. Web
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greenground wintersale
In this store, sale fever doesn’t make us see red, but green for a change. Because shop owner Kathrin Haumer sells fair-trade and super chic green fashion made of organic fabrics and recycling materials only. Happily enough, at the moment even at bargain prices! 30% off on the latest winter collections (except for jeans and basics) – including great shirts and dresses by armedangels or cuddly pullovers by Wunderwerk. And individual and remaining pieces of previous seasons are even reduced by 50%! A cheer for the sexy Merino skirts by madness for only 39€! So have fun!
greenground, Servitengasse 11, 1090 Vienna. Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-17:00. Web
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 Bodo Gottschalk
Opening night: [Trans] Asia Portraits
The artistic programme in the 21er Haus is peaking towards Asia as of now. Everything is loud, colourful, crazy and completely different there. Exciting dance performances, installations and movies are shown for one week, but at the Opening Night taking place today, they are for free! In Michael Laub’s choreography “Dance Portraits“ pretty Asian women dance in the tension field between traditional canons and modern club sounds. The Weltmuseum displays original procession sculptures from Kolkata and the artist Zhang Yuan presents a touching documentary about China’s most famous transsexuals.
21er Haus, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna. February 6, from 20:00. Free entrance. Web
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Vegan Ball
It’s already the 4th time that the vegan community is stylishly dancing towards dawn in the Arcotel Kaiserwasser. The whole ball programme is quite impressive, but the biggest hooray goes out to the spectacular 4-course-gala-menu. For the first time it is created by eight Arcotel chefs from Berlin, Zagreb & co and three sorts of carrot variations on pumpernickel-mushroom-earth or cheese-crusted Mediterranean seitan are a true treat for our taste buds (from 6pm, for 43,90€). The programme continues with shows, quadrille and DJ music.
Arcotel Kaiserwasser, Wagramer Straße 8, 1220 Vienna. February 6, from 17:30. 28 €. Web
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 Kurt Michel / pixelio. de
Helga Kromp-Kolb: Flight and climate
A new insight into the permanent topic “refugee crisis” is provided by the Austrian climate researcher and globe expert Helga Kromp-Kolb this morning. She demonstrates that not only wars, economic disasters and political grievances, but also global climate change makes more and more people flee to Europe. Of course, we’ve been aware of the fact that climatic changes also have an effect on future political, economic and social systems in the long run – but not to such an extent: 200 million global climate refugees are predicted for the year 2050 alone. Listen, ask questions, participate!
Rote Bar in Volkstheater, Neustiftgasse 1, 1070 Vienna. February 7, 11:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Elisabeth Stöckl
Living room concert: Magmoiselle
When she sings, the “Sonne” rises and “Die Schnulze” gets a completely new meaning: the young singer Teresa Eitzinger alias “Magmoiselle“. The Upper Austrian loves her job, sings a mix of jazz, soul and pop that goes directly to her fans’ hearts and she produced her first album herself in 2012. Two years later, she went to Paris with her single “Vitamin B” and met the Nouvelle Vague Maestro Marc Collin who immediately engaged her. Today, the young lady with the powerful voice performs in a very relaxed way in the living room of the Café 7Stern. The CitySpotterGirl is already looking forward :)

Cafe 7Stern, Siebensterngasse 31, 1070 Vienna. February 7, 20:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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Total sale at „Living Essentials“
In fact, we shouldn’t shout it from the rooftops, but rather keep it a secret and buy everything ourselves, but sharing is known to make us happy ;-) In this sense: The design-, wellbeing- and favourite-temple Living Essentials at the Franziskanerplatz is closing its doors for good. As of now, you get 50% off on the entire remaining stock! They still have everything from jewellery and cosmetics to textiles and furniture. For example: precious bracelets made of sterling silver for just 29,50€, Moroccan brass tables for 137,50€ or antique Indian silk scarves for 49€. Super bargains until 15 March!
Living Essentials, Franziskanerplatz 6, 1010 Vienna. Until March 15. Mon-Fri 10:30-18:30, Sat -18:00. Web
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 Kerstin Wetzel
Kitchen get-together: Chinese New Year Special
The brut has always cooked “creative soups” – as of recently, also in the literal sense in the in-house kitchen of the brut. Once a month they organize a culinary get-together, where everyone is invited to swap recipes, to chat, to help cooking and to dine. Since the Chinese New Year starts today, traditional food, such as “Jiaozi“ dumplings stuffed with tomato-egg, tofu-cabbage and morel-pork, is served. Music will be Chinese as well, be ready for any kind of Chinese pop ;-) Admission is free, but please bring along your own drinks.
brut , Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna. February 8, from 18:00. Free entrance. Please register. Web
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Opening: Reference library
And another puzzle piece in the ever increasing trend towards “community”: As of today, the new reference library in the gallery Wesensart is open every Tuesday. In the sense of “urban commons“ national and international newspapers and magazines are subscribed to for collective use (suggestions are still welcome!). This idea is clever and community-building at the same time and, on top, it encourages people to talk and debate. Membership costs 10€ per month or 3€ per day. And you can even have lunch or coffee – in the alternative reading coffee house!
Galerie Wesensart, Kirchberggasse 11, 1070 Vienna. From February 9, every Tuesday 11:00-17:00. 3 €/day. Web
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 Quentin Tarantino
The Hateful Eight in the 70mm format
The new Tarantino film is brilliant by itself and definitely worth a visit to the cinema. But watching the new brutalo western in the mega-smashing 70mm version – the king-size format in the filmbizz – surpasses all expectations! For Stone Age people: 70mm print means a 3 times larger projection surface than usually and a richness of detail that zooms you directly into the scene. The plot is set in the wild Wyoming after the end of the American civil war. The Gartenbau cinema makes it possible! For the first time in 23 years and as the only cinema within a radius of 600 km! Today they show the German version.
Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. February 9, 20:15. 10 €. Web
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Nude drawing in front of nude portraits
Looking around the exhibition “The Women of Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka“ alone is not enough today. Voluntary drawing disciples rather grab a brush themselves after a short guided tour. And since nude portraits were central subjects for the three most important Viennese Modern Age painters, the 3-part course is also about drawing nude models. The model - maybe a bit less open-legged than in Klimt’s paintings - is sitting in the middle of the room and waits for graphic rapprochement. The artist René Herar provides tips and support. Don’t forget to bring paper and a pencil and stay focused ;-)

Lower Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna. February 10+17+24, 18:00-21:00. 89,60€. Please register. Web 
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Funding Day for Viennese Businesses
“Knowledge is power”, “time is money” and clever foxes get it all at the funding day of the Vienna Business Agency today. Experts share their know-how and inform on current opportunities to start a business as well as on funding-, sponsorship and training options. Christian Bartik of the Vienna Business Agency presents useful tips for creative businesses, his colleague Manuela Schein provides answers to any question you might have on technology transfer and innovation. If you want to step up to the plate and take a step forward, come here today and get loads of free tips and first-class counselling.  
Vienna City hall, banquet hall, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna. February 10, 15:30-19:00. Free entrance. Web
Shop of the week 
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´s Fachl
The Viennese rent a shelf business is finally coming to life! After Marktwirtschaft & co yet another snazzy, top-located and, most importantly, affordable gift market place for homemade, creative and culinary goods has opened its doors. On the bright and well-organized 100 sqm area, 6,000 products of small- and smallest-scale manufacturers are already gathered in 350 wooden boxes. Except for sex and weapons, there’s everything that makes us happy: Jewellery by iC-crafts, Italo capes by PMS, decorative items, chocolates and wine. Prices are between 1 and 80€. And if you also have something to sell: 5 weeks cost 50€. Thank you!
´s Fachl, Fleischmarkt 16 (in the court yard), 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat till 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Pichlmaiers Zum Herkner
One sentence would actually be enough at this point: Best corn-fed chicken breast ever! Simply delicious, with emmer wheat and carrot puree. In case some of you are still curious about the long version: At times when Heinz Herkner’s famous restaurant in Neuwaldegg was still existing, the CitySpotterGirl was living in a friendly foreign country. But it couldn’t have been better than the “Herkner” now reopened by the Pichlmaier family (after years of vacancy). The furniture is pretty and funny (heart-shaped chairs!), service is top, the food -from Beuschl to goulash - fantastic. Restaurant 2.0 to perfection.
Pichlmaiers Zum Herkner, Dornbacher Straße 123, 1170 Vienna. Thu-Mon 11:00-24:00. Web


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