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f e b r u a r y 20 | 13. - 19.

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"Heya Girls!"
Now, in all honesty, how many of you are in love? Raise your hand, please. Ah, so many. (Sorry, as a single you like to lose track of this ;-) Have a nice Valentine's Day, then, my dears! For Vienna is working pretty hard to make this week especially nice for couples. In the Albertina you can accompany the special guided tour "Liebe(spaare)", before that Demel candy and rosé sparkling wine from Bründlmayer are served. On the Old Danube, you can romantically sail across the water in (winter-proof, heated) island boats, all decorated with dozens of heart-shaped balloons. The Leopold Museum is offering a couples' promotion for its current exhibition – one pays, two can enter. Just whisper the code word "Liebesrausch" at the ticket office. The Natural History Museum serves "Sex on the Beach" cocktails and matching guided tours on eroticism in the Stone Age to the Iron Age. And at zweigstelle, a flower pop-up opens all Valentine's Day long (photo). With the help of well-known flower masters, everyone can create their own bouquets for their loved ones. Dragqueen Ginger Red is the DJ and creates the right atmosphere – and singles are welcome, too ;-) Love is in the air!
Wishing you a loving week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Photo: Lukas Lorenz for Zweigstelle
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 Stefan Armbruster
Show off. Austrian Fashion Design
It was about time! Today the first really comprehensive large exhibition on the subject of "Austrian Fashion" starts. And if you look at it in such a compact way, the journey through the Austrian fashion avant-garde from the 1980s to the present day is really impressive: Marina Hoermanseder with her leather strap skirts, Westwood husband Andreas Kronthaler, Arthur Arbesser, who designs in Milan, or Michel Mayer, who is loyal to Vienna. The 1980s are also fun – like the pieces by the inventor of unisex fashion Rudi Gernreich or the most ingenious of all couturiers, Helmut "Bubu" Lang. Wow!
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 13 February 21:00. Free entry. Web
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Schmuck-Stück Sale
Now, it sparkles and glitters all year long at Siebensterngasse 41, but these days even more so! Because it’s jewellery-sale-time for gold- and silversmith Sabina Ebner, meaning many of her beautiful rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings can be bought for bargain prices (up to -70%)! Including: delicate lotus blossom necklaces or chandelier amethyst earrings. Browsing definitely pays off, particularly since the designer has also dug up individual pieces and prototypes. Plus, there’s also a special selfie-shooting for the sale start today.
Schmuck-Stück, Siebensterngasse 41, 1070 Vienna. From 7 Feb Tue-Fri 12:00 to 19:00, Sat to 18:00. Web
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Night Tour through the Palm House
It is still winter, it gets dark early, and the night befalls us practically in the early evening. This is the reason why you are invited to an exclusive night tour in the Palm House in Schönbrunn already at 17:00 today. The extensive tour through the impressive iron and glass construction begins with a champagne reception and then leads from the "cold house" through the temperate zone to the tropical pavilion that gives its name to the building. In each climate zone, corresponding plants can be admired, and the magnificent building from 1880 with its 40,000 glass panes as well.
Großes Palmenhaus, Schlosspark Schönbrunn, 1130 Vienna. 13 February 17:00. Sign up! 25 €. Web
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 Privatsammlung Rudolf Schlichter
Into the Night
Time machine: The year is 1907. Sitting at the bar of the Fledermaus cabaret in Johannesgasse, the legendary Gesamtkunstwerk of the Wiener Werkstätte. Drinking a "Kiss me quick". In a moment Polgar will pass by with Altenberg. It must have been an incredibly inspiring time back then – and the Belvedere now gives this pulsating world of the avant-garde its own exhibition in the Nachtcafe. Clubs and cafés were important pivots of modernity. In addition to faithfully reconstructed locations, works inspired by them are on display.
Unteres Belvedere, Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna. 14 Feb to 1 June 10:00 to 18:00, Fri until 21:00. 14 €. Web
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Pop-up Stoff-Markt
An afternoon for sewing queens and DIY fashionistas: beautiful fabrics for dresses, coats and trousers can be purchased today at the pop-up in the gallery of contemporary textile art. There are also plenty of leftovers and the small items needed for sewing, haberdashery from needle to thread. The fine cloth is woven, embroidered, African, Asian, vintage – the selection is large. And since the whole thing takes place during the weekly Textilcafé, there will also be plenty of reading material for coffee, tea and cake.
Textilgalerie, Gentzgasse 112, 1180 Vienna. 14 February 13:00 to 19:00. Web
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One Billion Rising
Four women were already murdered in Austria in 2020, and one in three women globally is beaten or raped over the course of her life. In order to take a stand in a visible manner, American feminist Eve Ensler has declared Valentine’s Day V-Day. For years, women have been taking to the streets on 14 February to dance together for a non-violent life under the motto “One Billion Rising”. Vienna will join in too! At 17:00, they will be dancing at Yppenplatz to “Break the Chain”, and then the after party at will take place at Brunnenpassage.
Yppenpark, Yppenplatz, 1160 Vienna. 14 February 17:00. Free entry. Web
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 Hasnain Kazim
Auf sie mit Gebrüll
You really don't have to take everything! But you have to learn how to argue properly. Hasnain Kazim knows all about that. Born in Germany, he is a journalist, the son of Indian-Pakistani immigrants and is often enough confronted with prejudices. He counters platitudinous slogans and stupid attacks factually, but not understandingly. In his new book, the current Viennese-by-choice shows how to stand up to agitators and populists – and he gives helpful tips on how to face unpleasant discussions with humour instead of avoiding them. Today he reads from his book. Let's fight.
Studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna. 15 February 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Charakter Couture
Fashion by Cha·rak·ter
New design and sustainable second hand products – today you can buy sample sales by Cha-rak-ter Couture as well as a vintage pop-up with pieces from the 1960s upwards at reasonable prices. In the Shop-Atelier with integrated tailoring in Wieden, Christina Schatzeder sells evening wear and Afro-stoles from her collections as well as selected jewellery, lingerie and concept store pieces from her colleagues. This time the nostalgic unique pieces are contributed by the visual textile artist Izzy Spreckelsen – among them are also collector's items for your favourite gentleman, by the way.
Cha·rak·ter Couture, Belvederegasse 35, 1040 Vienna. 15 February 11:30 to 19:00. Web
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Endlos Fesch Pop Up
Borrowing rather than buying! That’s what you call sustainability: at Vienna’s first “Fashion Library”, you cannot buy cool outfits of the season but simply rent them for a month. For this they open their endlessly pretty wardrobe to host a dress party during a pop up. Their renting assortment includes 650 pieces consisting of local designer fashion like Tutu Vienna or IAMYOU, and brand fashion from Escada to Missoni. Wallet-indulgent (from 25 € you’re in!), sustainable and super practical! Supplied with drinks, snacks, music and a good mood, you can easily find the right outfit.
LadenKonzept, Kolingasse 10, 1090 Vienna. 15 February 13:00 to 18:00. Web
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The Oscar-triumphator: Parasite
That was a triumphant night for the South Korean tragic comedy "Parasite": four Oscars! The indie film had already been awarded the Palm d’Or and 200 other prizes before that. Anyone who wants to see the bizarre story of the poor Kim family in Seoul and see how they tricked their way up to jobs with wealthy people will get it served as a breakfast film at Topkino today. As a cosy starter to Sunday, breakfast is first ordered à la carte and then only 3.20 euros are left to pay for the funny film. So, off to the living cellar of the Kims. Tip: make sure to reserve a table!
Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna. 16 February. Breakfast 10:30, start of film 12:30. Web 
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International Day of Tourist Guides
As every year on the Day of Tourist Guides, the guide experts invite you to fascinating and free (!) discovery tours. And that indoors as well as outdoors: This year, Wieden is a special topic on the agenda. The editorial office of CitySpotterGirl will not be visited, but instead the former Tröpferlbad, which today houses the district museum. Other guided tours deal with the legends of our district, the musicians who lived and worked in Wieden and on Karlsplatz. The lectures, for example on the "Kaiserweg" in the fourth, take place in the Chamber of Commerce.
Wirtschaftskammer, Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1040 Vienna. 16 February 10:00 to 17:00. Free entry. Web
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Speed up your brain
"I know her, what's her name again?" – Who's never like that? Well then it's time for a memory training – this helps the grey cells to filter, process and store information. And above all when calling up information, so that you can save yourself the daily embarrassment right from the start. The professionals from the Austrian Academy of Psychology know how to do this (it’s surprisingly easy!). At the seminar today, so-called mnemonic techniques are taught, which show a way through the flood of information. That way pin codes, birth dates and to-do lists stick in your mind.
Akademie für Psychologie, Dietrichgasse 25, 1030 Vienna. 17 Feb 16:00 to 20:00. 58€. Register! Web
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Eva M. Marold: Vielseitig desinteressiert
Why is the person who shouts the loudest seen as being right so often? Why are so many people beside themselves and not at peace? How would it be if we made a mosquito out of an elephant for once? Singer/actress Eva Maria Marold, well-known through the TV show "Was gibt es neues?” takes an interest in all of this. In her new cabaret show, however, she mainly investigates the question of whether a whole bunch of things can't simply be of no interest to us. Without the rat’s tail of reprehensibility and bad conscience. And she doesn't mince her words. Good ;-)
Stadtsaal, Mariahilfer Straße 81, 1060 Vienna. 17 February 20:00. 19.50-25.50 €. Web
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Marema Fall
Marema Fall, a discovery of the former Alpha Blondy guitarist Mao Otayeck is performing. Together with Cheikh Ndao, who co-produced her single "Femme d'affaires" – with which Marema suddenly became famous in 2014. The power-woman from Senegal sings about female life experiences in the Niger-Congo language Wolof. About village women who burned themselves in protest against slave traders, about Africa and much more. Awarded as Africa's best female artist, the shooting star inspires with fine grooves, afro-beats, jazz and funk. And live she’s the bomb!
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. 18 February 19:30. 21 €. Web
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Peter Punk at Viennas Neverland
Fear of contact can be reduced during the walks of the Supertramps club. Their guides are or were homeless and talk about their life on the streets. Today (for the first time!) Martin is taking visitors on a journey to his personal Vienna no-man’s land between Karlsplatz, Naschmarkt and Mahü. As a punk from the village he came to the city where he learned a lot about drugs, alcohol and squatting. The new tour through dark passages and hidden parks is now available regularly. Insights into other people’s worlds are guaranteed, with a high chance for a change of perspective.
Meeting point: Karlsplatz / exit Resselpark. 18 February 10:00. 15 €. Web
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 Andrea Dechant
Release your Beauty
Please take off ;-) Namely the corset and a bunch of constricting dogmas. As a piece of clothing it has long since left the ladies' world, but the high demands and expectations still constrain many women. Especially when it comes to beauty. High time to rewrite history, says Andrea Dechant, organiser of the Goddess Conference. This evening at the Soul Sisters, she questions how and why we judge our own beauty – and that of other women. An encouragement to a full, rounded wholeness. End of body shaming!
Soul Sisters, Goldeggasse 2/5, 1040 Vienna. 18 February 19:00. Free contribution. Web
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 A Twist of Lemon
Relocation Sale at Albin Denk
Attention! The best Viennese address for porcelain, crystal and cutlery will change: Albin Denk moves. And so that the moving boxes are not quite so full, the former imperial and royal court supplier offers generous discounts. Exquisite pieces from the entire range from Augarten to Meissen and Rosenthal are 40 to 80 percent cheaper, sommeliers will be happy to receive some Riedel glasses. However, the moving sale is only valid until 20 February. From March onwards, Denk will no longer be at the Graben but around the corner at Bräunerstraße 3. 
Albin Denk, Graben 13, 1010 Vienna. Until 20 February Mon-Sat 10:00 to 18:30. Web
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Burlesque Course
Welcome to the world of glamour and style! From today, you can take classes in stretching lasciviously and “not-quite-undressing” during a course by star-producer Rebecca Greenstein herself. You won’t just learn how to develop charisma and presence, but it is also about the joy of slipping into new roles – be it Hollywood Diva, Candy-Girl, or Punk-Fairy ;-) After each course night, you can find inspiration by watching the Advanced Burlesque Ladies on stage and get advice – from smooth feather-fan-handling to sewing costumes. Get sexy!
School of Burlesque, Neubaugasse 38, 1070 Vienna. 10 sessions from 19 Feb 18:45. Sign up! 295 € Web
Shop of the Week 
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CV Design & Paperbird
Two birds of a feather flock together: Theresa Scheicher aka Paperbird has left the third district and has nestled at CV Design in the first district. And her homemade cards, wrapping paper and filigree cranes really do fit perfectly into the colour-assorted stationery shop. And anyway, you will want to touch everything here, stroke over the Scandinavian notebooks and leather calendars and lift the Greengate coffee wreath ceramics with a spread finger. A shop full of wonderfully reduced stationery and creative gifts. On 13 February from 17:00 the welcome-party will take place!
CV Design & Paperbird, Marc Aurel Straße 2B, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:30, Sat to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Café Kandl
Cafe Kandl
Yeah, what exactly is this here? It is called a cafe, but at night it turns into a (well stocked) cocktail bar. With the breakfast menu they had a creative romp with spicy porridge and "decadent" breakfast, the lunch menu tastes wonderful and on the small but very fine evening menu you can find, among other things, a "porno roll". Of course it had to be tried immediately, but its nature is not revealed here ;-) For a new cafe surprisingly classically furnished, you can eat really well here or just hang out for hours. The Kandl has it all. And everything on the highest level.
Cafe Kandl, Kandlgasse 12, 1070 Vienna. Tu-Sun 8:00 to 2:00. Web


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