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j a n u a r y 20 | 30. - 5.

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"Heya Girls!"
Admittedly, I'm a Fasching grouch. I don't find being funny on command funny. Much less dressing up. The problem now is that a dear friend of mine decided to celebrate his birthday during Fasching as a huge costume party. Now what? My last dress-up experience dates back to when my age was still in the single digits. Photographic proof from that era shows me as a real squaw. The only way out: professional help is needed – and this week, the Volkstheater offers it. For all those who don't want to go back to the old dressing-up box with clown costume, cat ears and cowboy boots, the ladies from the costume and mask department will give you tips and tricks for an original outfit. And they will do so at a theatre breakfast on Saturday. All according to the motto "Coffee, Croissant and Costume"! Admission is free, but registration is absolutely necessary. I’m saved!
Wishing you a colourful week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Volx/ Margareten, Margaretenstraße 166, 1050 Vienna. 1 February 11:00 to 14:00. Free entry. Web
P.S. New year, new try! CitySpotterGirl is looking for an advertisement seller! Web
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 Rachel Daarbourn
Pearls as best friends
If you’re thinking of twinsets and necklaces from the 1950s now, you are dead wrong! Veronika Schwarzinger has invited twelve international designers to her gallery on the subject of "pearl necklace". And as of today, you may let yourself be surprised by the reinterpretation of the classic. Andrea Auer’s polyethylene pearls are already cult. But real pearls are also on display, those dipped in silicone that reflect tears of joy, for example, or drilled around the corner, which then decorate the décolleté in a pretty square shape. Innovative and sometimes funny, too!
Galerie V&V, Bauernmarkt 19, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 30 January 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Gabriela Brandenstein
Bill sings Weill
As a singer she became famous with the chansons of Edith Piaf. But for years the wonderful actress Maria Bill has also been a great fan of Kurt Weill – in her new programme "I'm a stranger here myself" she traces the creative path of the brilliant composer, songwriter and cosmopolitan. The result is a mixture of songs with hard, socio-political and provocative lyrics that Weill wrote together with Brecht and soulful musical songs from his New York time. And of course, the "Pirate Jenny" from the "Threepenny Opera" will not be left out, either.
Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Vienna. 30 January 19:30. 28-36 €. Web
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 rosa mosa
Winter Sale at rosa mosa
Dear fashionistas, this is a good occasion to shout "yay" together and then immediately grab your wallet. At rosa mosa there is currently a sale going on – and today is the last day! The internationally acclaimed Austrian-Japanese designer duo Simone Springer and Yuji Mizobuchi produce shoes and accessories far from the mainstream. They work with unusual fabrics, unusual techniques and interesting patterns. At the big winter sale, women can look forward to nice rebates, with a 20 to 50 percent discount on the entire collection.
rosa mosa, Linke Wienzeile 178, Top 125 (on the right after the entrance), 1060 Vienna. 30 January 9:30 to 17:00. Web
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Cashmere Sale at talking textiles
All the handmade pieces at talking textiles come from women's cooperatives and small family businesses in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Fair payment of the producers and conservation of resources are particularly important to the founder duo, two ethnologists. Now there is a great discount on cashmere products: scarves in many colours are more than 30 percent cheaper, a lot of individual pieces from silk stoles to wall hangings and the hand-woven carpets are 20 percent cheaper. The unusual fabric patterns each tell their own stories.
talking textiles, Josefstädterstraße 6, 1080 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Cindy Sherman, Metro Pictures
The Cindy Sherman Effect
Whether social media narcissism or reality shows – it is the artificiality of the identities of our culture that Cindy Sherman, American art icon since the 1980s, reflects in her works. Her role as a source of inspiration for subsequent generations of artists gave rise to the exhibition "The Cindy Sherman Effect". Her works are juxtaposed with those of 21 contemporary artists. Among them are Pipilotti Rist and Elke Krystufek, who, like Sherman, are largely self-staging. Their themes: physicality, gender roles, exhibitionism, voyeurism.
Bank Austria Kunstforum, Freyung 8, 1010 Vienna. Daily until 21.6. 10:00 to 19:00. 11 €. Web
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Ja Ja Ja Festival for Nordic Music
At this point, we are pretty much sick and tired of the cold winter wind, but there are definitely no objections to a purely musical breeze from the north. Today, four fascinating Scandinavian musicians barely known in these parts perform at the WUK and provide Nordic melancholy just as well as cool party sound. From Finland comes Lxandra, the Norwegian singer-songwriter Jarle Skavhellen plays timelessly beautiful folk songs, the wild noise rock trio The Entrepreneurs comes from Copenhagen and – also from Denmark – the eccentric Blondage. Listen here!
WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 31 January 20:00. 21 €. Web
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Semesterferien-Special at Volkstheater
A snow- and cabin-fun-free treat for all those who don't go skiing during the semester break! At the Volkstheater this week all (!) productions of the current season can be seen 25% cheaper. Starting today, exciting plays such as David Schalko's "Schwere Knochen" (today!), Henrik Ibsen's classic "Peer Gynt" or "Wer hat meinen Vater umgebracht" by the French literary shooting star Edouard Louis are shown. Important: Due to the reconstruction of the theatre in hall E at the MuseumsQuartier! By the way, the promotional code for the discounted ticket purchase is "Semesterferien".
Volkstheater, Halle E, MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 1-9 February. Web
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Dancing in a Rococo Robe
If you only know the midnight quadrilles of the Viennese ball season, you will be surprised what else a quadrille can do! On this ball evening original dances of the 18th century to live music are on the programme. "The Adventures of Baron von Münchhausen", known as the Baron of Lies, are this year's motto of zeitenTanz. Costumes can be rented in advance, but loving improvisations are also welcome. Whether baroque or rococo, peasant or noble. The celebration will take place in the historic Spiegelsaal, formerly the Rothschilds' music room.
Tanzschule Hernals, Kalvarienberggasse 28a, 1170 Vienna. 1 February 19:30. 55 €. Web
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Stock Sale at ROEE
Watch out, this isn't a normal flea market! Instead of junk goods, ROEE offers special items from its collection: shoes from fashion shows, jewellery from photo shootings and cool sunglasses! In addition, designer parts and individual pieces from past collections are sold off at the clearance sale. And this time women can even drag their male shopping kings along with them, because the two owners René Pomberger and Michael Mairhofer have cleaned out their private wardrobes and now exciting designer pieces, for example from Etro and Valentino, are waiting for new owners!
ROEE, Bandgasse 14, 1070 Vienna. 1 February 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Super Bowl Party 
Admittedly, the rules are a bit complicated. But once you get the hang of them, there’s hardly any sport more exciting than American Football. More and more people in Vienna seem to agree, because today there’s more than one location where they watch the Super Bowl: like in the Marriott Hotel, where, in addition to several screens, 3 All You Can Eat & Drink buffets offer a classic American feast until the early hours of the morning. A mega party with huge screens will also take place at the Arcotel Wimberger. Well then: San Francisco 49ers against Kansas City Chiefs! And in the break Shakira and Jennifer Lopez will sing.
Marriott Hotel, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. 2 February 21:00. From 68.70 €. Web. Arcotel Wimberger, Neubaugürtel 34, 1070 Vienna. 20:30. From 49 €. Web
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 Jan’s Archive on Unplas
Forest Bathing in Wienerwald
Things can be light, ladies, and playful, for once. For real. Angelika Gierer, founder of ShinrinYoga, combines the Japanese practice of forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku) with Indian perception exercises and uses the trees as a bridge between earth and sky, leading to our very own sources. While hiking in the forest, she takes interested people with her into an apparent parallel world full of magic and inspiration. The immune system is strengthened (the famous Biophilia effect!), stress is reduced, the empathic capacity is increased. A contribution to social cultural change. So unplug and get into the wood wide web!
Neuwaldegger-Wald, 1170 Vienna. Meeting point will be announced upon signing up. 2 February 10:00. 30 €. Web
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 Kelly Samuel by pexels
Make Bath Cosmetics yourself
That’s how to do natural bath cosmetics: you just make bath candy, bath bombs and bath salts yourself. That's not particularly difficult and can actually be done quite fast. Herbalist Julia Binder uses only home-made cosmetic products herself and in her Sonnentor workshop today she will show you a variety of recipes for conjuring up your very own personal bathing pleasure products made from simple ingredients – with dried herbs and flowers. In any case, you will march home with a fine, self-designed product, whether creamy or bubbly.
Sonnentor, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 24, 1030 Vienna. 3 February 17:30. 23 €. Web 
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Pop Culture Quiz
What’s the name of Britney Spears' little sister? If you can answer this question, you'll have a good chance at the pop culture quiz, because today it's all about the latest pop culture phenomena from film, music and the internet! Meaning: grab the colleague who has watched all seasons of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and take the girlfriend who can sing along every Katy Perry song, and then hopefully as a team, win the grand prize! And for those who’ve never heard of Jamie Lynn Spears, today you’ll go home with lots of new inspirations ;-)
Jetzt, Parhamerplatz 16, 1170 Vienna. 3 February 19:30. 5€ per team. Sign up. Web
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 S. Fürnkranz
Camellia and Azalea Blossom
It all began in 1776, when the Swedish naturalist Karl Peter Thunberg illegally brought four camellias home to London from his trip to Japan. Three copies were given away to royal gardens, one of them landed in Schönbrunn.  To this day, the Palm House has a historical collection of camellias. And as always at this time of the year, these beauties start to bloom, at the very back of the so-called cold house. As of now, you can visit these colourful and irresistibly fragrant beauties – together with an opulent selection of azaleas. Ah, when will spring finally come! 
Palmenhaus, Schlosspark Schönbrunn, 1130 Vienna. Until 31 March daily 9:30 to 16:30. 6 €. Web
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 Wencke Pond
Wunderwerke “Sisterhood“
And the flowery theme continues, at least partly. In the Facebook group "Wiener Wunderweiber", tens of thousands of women, including many artists, are exchanging ideas by now. One of them is Judit Fortelny, who is now organising a Wunderweiber exhibition for the second time. 16 female artists – some hardly, some better known – are showing a variety of works from today. Among the "Wunderwerke" are expressive-abstract collages, paintings and delightful illustrations as well as object art. Vernissage is today, the beautiful theme is "sisterhood".
Ateliertheater, Burggasse 71, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 4 February 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Udo Leitner
The Samuel Pepys Show
This guy clearly had too much time on his hands. Samuel Pepys, an official at the London Naval Office, wrote for hours in his monstrous secret diary every day from 1660 to 1669, which in the end was 4000 pages long. And he tried under all circumstances to prevent other people (i.e. his wife) from knowing about his notes, so he wrote them in code. Today, Christoph Grissemann plays the most manic diary writer in history. Digestive issues are dealt with in just as much detail as the powdered noses of the king's mistresses, binge drinking, eroticism and buying wigs.
Niedermair, Lenaugasse 1A, 1080 Vienna. 5 February 19:30. From 20 €. Web
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 The Ritz Carlton Vienna
Max Stiegl: culinary friendly match
Well, this is good news for gourmets. The Burgenland chef Max Stiegl brings the signature dishes of his wonderful "Gut Purbach" cuisine to Vienna and will cook for the evening guests of the Dstrikt Steakhouse in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for a month. Born in Slovenia, Stiegl became famous as a "Nose to Tail" chef long before the term was fashionable – gourmets from all over the world travel to Burgenland for his unusual (giblet) menus. Tip: a special highlight on the friendly match card is the "Chicken in a Bubble" – but it's only available on advance booking.
The Ritz-Carlton, Schubertring 5-7, 1010 Vienna. 29 January until 29 February. Mon-Sun from 18:00. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Vienna has a lot of nice stores for home accessories but now a really special one has opened. At the new Schickeria with its elegant and colourful walls you will find only beautiful things that you cannot find anywhere else in Vienna – and that you would be happy to take home. The woven lamps, for example, come from France, the colourful enamel tableware is produced by three friends in Istanbul and the poetic vintage prints are by the Danish printer The Dybdahl. By the way, it was at this point that CitySpotterGirl’s “I won’t buy anything”-resolution ended!
Schickeria, Lindengasse 20, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Caffè-Bar Casa Caria
Fans of rare citrus fruit and excellent olive oils know the Casa Caria of course – nowhere else in Vienna can you by such unusual oranges, zedra lemons and bergamots as here. After the first shop in the 7th, a second one opened in the Lindengasse and there – trara! – you can also eat now. They don’t have a wide offer yet (the professional cuisine is still in the making), but that doesn't matter: there are heavenly tortellini from Valeggio sul Mincio, which are constantly carted here fresh from Italy. Filled with duck, Burrata truffle, pine nuts or orange thyme. Delizioso!
Casa Caria Shop & Caffè-Bar, Lindengasse 53, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 10:30 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00 Web


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