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m a r c h 16 | 31. - 6.

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"Heya Girls!"
Wow, is that an early spring? With twittering birds, friendly grinning faces, sun-tingling skin – and already the first self-grown (!) mushrooms and chervil in my windowsill garden. Rocket is already springing as well. I can really use that: Because on Tuesday the latest trend kitchen bible “Shaking Salad” by the food blogger Karin Stöttinger will be presented in Babette’s. The book includes: many tasty, refined and quickly prepared shaking salads for everyday. And spring can never come to town as fast as the new salad-in-the-glass-trend from New York has won the CitySpotterGirl editors’ hearts ;-) The basic idea is as simple as it is genius: just fill a glass in layers with green stuff, fruits, vegetables and other favourite ingredients and when you get spring-hungry, just pour over your favourite dressing, shake it briefly and the fresh lunch-break-wonder is ready! Current favourite: couscous-strawberry-sheep-cheese-salad with buttermilk dressing. Samples will be served at the book presentation!
Wishing you a sunny week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Babette's, Am Hof 13, 1010 Vienna. April 5, 17:00. Free entrance. Please register. Web
P.S. The new S/S collection by Ute Ploier on the portal!
Photo: Brandstätter Verlag
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Sale at Indigo Express
Be quick! A belated Easter bunny sale at the Indian furniture Mecca lures us to Pilgramgasse! 15 % off on all vintage furniture pieces and living accessories in store for your very own nest, even 30% off on selected items. Before the next container full of wonderful treasures from India will arrive in the end of April, some things must go – for example a few sideboards or industrial style pieces such as ship lamps. And some colourful living knick-knacks like striped vases or funny pillows will definitely bring spring mood into your own four walls. Tiriliii!
Indigo Express, Linke Wienzeile 108, 1060 Vienna. Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat til 18:00. Until April 9. Web
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Dee Dee Bridgewater
Spending an evening with her is like a world trip, good sex and Christmas at the same time: actress, Grammy-winner and jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater! The dyed-in-the-wool musician has been onstage for almost 50 years and this is exactly where she belongs. After her official concert in the Musikverein today (8pm, tickets from 14 to 42 €) she invites to a little Late-Night-Jam-Session at Schwarzberg. There she’ll spread some more of her powerful-voiced, soulful blues numbers in a relaxed club atmosphere – live and spontaneously. It couldn’t feel closer!

Schwarzberg, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna. March 31, 21:30. 5 €. Web
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 Foto Elena Scheicher, Designerin Victoria Schreiner
„Talking Textiles“ at Herbststraße
A few of the much sought-after tickets are still available – so let’s go to the front row! Students of the fashion school Herbststraße once again show their skills – from initial drafts of the first years to technically sophisticated, stylishly refined It-pieces of the graduating classes. Including elaborate stage costumes and Haute Couture – such as the red Madame Butterfly robe by Jennifer Schleich or Zaya Tuvshinbat’s extremely cool XXL cord knit dress. The shows start at 6pm and 8pm on two days. Welcome drink and fingerfood included.
Modeschule Herbststraße, Herbststraße 104, 1160 Vienna. 31/03+01/04. 18:00+20:00. 10/18 €. Web
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dieRadstation at main railway station
Yess! As of today, city explorers and bicycle fans can cruise comfortably from the main railway station into the Viennese districts. Because a brand-new bike station with rental bikes, a bicycle repair shop, a store and safe (!) parking spots has opened there recently and invites to sporty fresh-air-expeditions,. You may park your bike for 70 cents a day, rental bikes are available from 14 € and e-bikes from 27 €. So you may discover the 1,298 kilometres of the cycle traffic network and cool theme bike paths (like the idyllic “Danube canal path”) in a flash. Ready, steady, go!

dieRadstation, Am Hauptbahnhof 1, 1100 Vienna. Mon-Fri 5:30-20:30, Sat+Sun 6:00-20:00. Web
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“The Gold of Italy“
One of the most frequently asked questions in the delicatessen shop Casa Caria is “Really, I may use olive oil for cooking?” The answer: “Yes, absolutely!” Manuela and Dario Santangel, who present their olive oil book “The Gold of Italy“ there today, will prove it and show-cook one of their recipes where they marinade, aromatise, emulsify and fry with olive oil. Afterwards, the author duo talks about their search for oil traces in history, art and literature. And then, olive oils in their best use can be sampled at a Mediterranean buffet.
Casa Caria, Schottenfeldgasse 48, 1070 Vienna. April 1, 19:00. 20 €. Please register. Web
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 Nina Keinrath
Wordplays Vienna
Be it Christine Nöstlinger’s “feuerrote Friederike”, Hermann Hesse’s “Siddhartha” or Günther Grass’ “Tin Drum Oskar” – book heroes and their stories accompany us for a lifetime. Now, the two-day International Festival of Young Literature procures adventure supplies to our heads! Twelve thrilling authors present their latest novels. In a very entertaining and compact way, in the form of short live readings at Porgy & Bess. Today with CitySpotterGirl editor Daniela Emminger who lets a crazy trio search for happiness and meaning in her novel “Die Vergebung muss noch warten“. With voting and party!
Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. March 31 + April 1, from 19:30. 7 €. Web
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Leather and fabric flea market at Tankai
Hobby designers and accessories DIYers will surely pilgrim to Berggasse today: Tankai owner Angelika Kaspurz spring cleans her shop and sees off anything that has accumulated in the rooms of the passionate bag designer. Premium cowhide leather remnants in different colours, from lemon yellow to bright red, but also loads of decoration and bag fabric remnants and accessories such as ribbons and rubber. Everything we need to let off steam at the sewing machine at home ;) Small pieces are available for 1 €, but also the larger ones are super cheap!
Tankai, Berggasse 14, 1090 Vienna. April 2, 10:00-17:00. Web
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„Spring awakening“: yoga & nutrition
Easter cleaning can be sooo liberating. Especially when slag and smear of one’s own body are polished away. This is what happens today at the season brunch of TCM nutritionist Sandra Mozorits and yoga expert Angelika Kittel. For one morning, they will provide tired bones with a genuine feeling of spring awakening. The programme starts with a vitalising and invigorating yoga session and continues with delicious vitamin bombs and healthy turbo food during the joint spring brunch. And they also reveal which kind of food makes us particularly beautiful and fit. Neat!
Yogastudio Yoginis, Waaggasse 12/V, 1040 Vienna. April 2, 9:00-11:30. 35 €. Please register. Web
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Scout Niblett
Thank brut! As part of the innovative concert series “The Ineffable Me“ another incredibly obstinate, stubborn and unconventional artist makes a guest appearance today – and this is a good thing! Scout Niblett is the name of the young English singer-songwriter, who already refused to whistle other people’s songs when she played the recorder as a child. This is why she has been composing and singing her own songs for years – so successfully that she has already been on tour with PJ Harvey. Tonight the likeable rebel performs her songs in Vienna. They sound melancholy, wild - and wonderfully positive.
brut, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna. 02/04, 21:00. 19 €. Web
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Artisan craftwork days
When mentioning the word “design”, nowadays hordes of excited hipsters start jumping around. In contrast to “artisan craftworks”, defined as “handicraft activities with original, creative effort”, which sounds – completely unjustified (!) – as dull as dishwater. Now, more than 170 gold smiths, clock makers, glaziers, bookbinders and potters once again open their studios for three days and invite interested people to watch and wonder. Lots of rare insights are provided for example by violinmaker Martin Rainer in the second district, by shoemaker master Harald Strunz in the 3rd or in the snow globe manufactory in the 17th. So cool!
Artisan craftwork days, different locations throughout Vienna. April 1-3, 10:00-19:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Stefan Oláh
2 days around the Villa Beer
This makes me want to pull my hair out: Once again a genuine gem of architecture is on the edge of dilapidation and nobody feels responsible! I’m talking about the Villa Beer in the 13th district - Josef Frank’s apartment building masterpiece of the 1930s. For the very first time the private house can now be explored by the public for one weekend. In interesting guided tours through the house, salon discussions and a walk in the surrounding district. And one thing is given away: The seemingly plain building is full of hidden balconies, tea corners and genius room concepts when you open the doors! With a Svenskt Tenn-PopUp!
Villa Beer, Wenzgasse 12, 1130 Vienna. April 2+3, 11:00-21:00. Free entrance. Please register! Web
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 Eva Choung-Fux
Eva Choung-Fux
She is one of those artists who have been working critically, committedly and profoundly since the 1960s, but somehow have never received full attention in Austria: Eva Choung-Fux. Now the time has come! The rebel, born in Vienna in 1935, and, by the way, the first lecturer in fine art photography at the University of Applied Arts, comes up with a huge retrospective. As of today, the MUSA displays her most important print graphics, paintings and photographs. And everything else that, in the view of the Asia-affiliated artist, exists “After the End of the World”: “radiant motives” and “thinkers”, for example. Great woman, great pictures!

MUSA, Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna. April 4, 19:00. Free entrance. Web 
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3 years stor>
Happy Birthday! Gabriele Wally has already pleased style-conscious super size women with cool fashion beyond size 40 for three years. Now the boutique owner and trained seamstress has designed her first own stor> collection, which cuts more than just a good figure between the Danish cult labels Carmakoma, Zizzi & Co! In the afternoon, the hip curve-flattering pieces are presented for the first time – with groovy jazz live sounds, drinks and snacks. Celebrating the occasion, customers get 10% off, birthday give-aways and the chance to win a professional photo shooting, make-up styling included.
stor>, Strozzigasse 38, 1080 Vienna. April 4, from 17:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Ruth Riehle
Basic Gentle Running
Okay, away with your peep toes, strappy sandals & pumps for a moment! Now we run barefoot for one evening and finally move completely naturally again, unconstrictedly and freely. In her course “Gentle Running”, running coach Ruth Riehle shows couch- and office potatoes how to move effortlessly and upright using the Feldenkrais method. This has more to do with body awareness and coordination than with testosterone-directed stopwatches and best times. Just bring along comfortable running clothes and good mood and start running towards lightness and easiness.
Sonnentor Wien, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 24, 1030 Vienna. April 5, 17:30-19:30. 38 €. Web
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Shen Yun
Far away from mainstream China clichés and Asia-kitsch the Viennese civic hall opens the doors into the “Country of Divineness” for two days. In an incredibly inspiring music- and dance show, the world's premier classical Chinese dance ensemble Shen Yun takes the audience to the country that has been known for its deeply rooted knowledge of humankind, the cosmos, body and soul for ages. They bring dragons, phoenixes and other legends back to life in their dances, inspirit them with music and turn them into magically spiritual storms of emotions. Click here for a first impression, experience the true illumination live tonight!
Wiener Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. April 5+6, 19:30. 50-150 €. Web
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 Markus Hippmann
No piece of Love
Pure lies! Although the new performance show of the "Ich bin O.K." Dance Company deals with the current refugee situation, terrorist attacks, fear and lack of solidarity, the title is an ironic and coquet one. Because the eleven dancers – with and without disabilities – come to terms with current world events, with an extra portion of love, hope and lifeblood. Hip-hop bomb steps are mixed with contemporary feather-light jumps. And the global St. Vitus’ dance gradually turns into an optimistic round dance. This could be due to the actual message: the winner is love!
Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Vienna. April 6, 19:00. 18-28 €. Web
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#vienna – Instagram Popup gallery
Sometimes we just have had enough of the social-media-blogger-and-facebook-madness, but what will be presented to us on the topic from April 2-10 is really inspiring: Austria’s 20 most popular Instagram users show their best Vienna photos and snapshot treasures in Vienna’s oldest skyscraper in Herrengasse. Including grumpy metro users and the General hospital’s towers in Armageddon-style. Funnily enough, the beautiful and often secret insights into city life are presented offline ;-) Technology-grouches can go there in real time and move their thumbs up. Like!
Skyscraper Herrengasse, Herrengasse 6-8, 1010 Vienna. April 2-10, 10:00-20:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Photo taken by Geiserich77, CC BY-SA 3.0
Art Nouveau and Art Déco in Döbling
Jesus, what a golden age it was when people saw “the necessary among the superfluous” and “beautiful things with a function” were no contradiction :) Today, Viennese Art Nouveau and Secession Style finally are celebrated properly again! Together with tourist guide Ursula Schwarz, history- and architecture enthusiasts meander along decorative lines and floral ornaments in the 19th district. Amongst other things, they discover the Josef Hoffmann villas at Hohe Warte, the Zacherl manufactory (photo) and the Karl Marx Hof – also known as the “1 kilometre community housing Art Déco”.
Meeting point: U4 station Heiligenstadt, exit Boschstraße, 1190 Vienna. April 6, 14:00. 16 €. Web
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NOBNOBs The candy manufactory
“Cayenne pepper is coming slowly, ginger is there immediately”, candy expert Stephan Putick explains and advises us to suck slowly. In his new candy manufactory even persons without a sweet tooth will have to admit that tastes such as “strawberry pink pepper” or “curry mango” have little in common with the popular sticky-sweet bonbons. Almost 30 different flavours are currently available, produced directly on site. Chop-chop – it’s quite funny to watch the colourful sweets flying off the knife. In this chic manufactory primarily kept in pastels, tasting is expressively allowed ;-)
NOBNOBs Die Bonbon Manufaktur, Neubaugasse 80, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week  
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Amador’s Wirtshaus
Great excitement! Vienna has a new gourmet temple: One of the most successful chefs in Germany has moved to Vienna (for love). So don’t be fooled by the name: The three-star-celebrity cook Juan Amador serves supreme culinary art in his “Wirtshaus”. Only two 8-course-menus are on the menu – and they are full of genius taste-surprises. Guests dine in the exclusively furnished sparkling wine cellar or in the nice grocery store in the front. Prices are damn high, but in order to get the Iced Gemischter Satz with hazelnut milk and caviar or the Mieral pigeon, I would even walk to Grinzing!
Amador’s Wirtshaus, Grinzinger Straße 86, 1190 Vienna. Wed-Sat 18:00-24:00, Sun 11:30-18:00. Grocery store Tue-Sun from 10:00. Web


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