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d e c e m b e r 19 | 19. - 25.

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"Heya Girls!"
Alright, now I'm getting sentimental for once. Dear ladies, Christmas is approaching again, another year is coming to an end already. And that's why I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you very much! Thank you to you wonderful readers who have been loyal to us for years. And thank you to my wonderful team, which has supported me and had my back these past few months, so that I could master a large book project (which will appear in March). You are the best! When this newsletter is sent out, I will throw myself into the fray and finally do my shopping for Christmas presents. It's a good thing that there is a solution for (almost) every problem in our city. Which is why I will end up in the 7th district for my shopping: Young artists wrap the presents there! Creative, original or just weird, always with recycled material, every day in a different shop. And after that? A rest, a break from everyday life, a breather and lots of cookie-calories. We'll hear from each other again next year! 
Wishing you a loving Christmas,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Künstler packen ein, 1070 Vienna. Until 23 December Web
P.S. We are on Christmas break until 9 January!
Photo: Bernhard Schramm
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Pre-Christmas Sale at BACHT
Aren't the best gifts the ones a woman gives herself, grin? Today would definitely be a good opportunity to snatch just such a perfect fashion self-gift. In the BACHT Shop at the Bauernmarkt, a Pre-Christmas Sale takes place. Meaning there’s a discount on selected pieces from the Austro labels FIN (up to -50%) and NANA (up to -30%)! For example on cool oversize wool coats (from 200 instead of 400 €) and on colourful retro print dresses in bright colours. Really everything here is made by local designers and by hand. Extravagant jewellery is also available!
BACHT, Bauernmarkt 8, 1010 Vienna. 19 December 18:00 to 21:00. Web 
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 Kunsthalle Wien
High on Fashion: T-Shirt-Workshop
Cool thing! First you go through the current 90s exhibition "Time is thirsty" at Kunsthalle in order to get some fashion inspiration. Then you can customise your own punk, grunge or high fashion T-shirt during the workshop. Various stencil, cut-out and textile colour techniques will be demonstrated, with which your favourite motif can be applied decoratively to fabric. This will certainly also evoke memories of your own 90s, which – depending on your youth – will turn out to be rave, political activism or digi-hype. Your DIY T-shirt will tell the story to go with it :-)
Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 19 December 19:00. 10 € (incl. entry). Web
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Christmas Star Sale
Actually, the natural distribution area of the Christmas star, Christmas flower or poinsettia lies in the west of Central America, but today it blooms and flourishes in Vienna as well. The Austrian Federal Gardens offer their surplus of poinsettias from their own production for sale! Around 200 poinsettias are available, including many beautiful varieties in different sizes and colours. The "Christmas Rose" model, for example, glows in bright Santa Claus red, while the "Christmas Ear" model enchants with its subtle Christkindl-white. Approx. 7 € per piece, while stocks last. 
Großes Palmenhaus, Schlosspark Schönbrunn, 1130 Vienna. 19 December 9:30. Web
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 Daniel Spoerri, Galerie Ursula Krinzinger
Daniel Spoerri: Eintagskästchen
He is the inventor of Eat Art and once founded the Nouveau Réalisme with Jean Tinguely and Yves Klein. This time, however, Daniel Spoerri does not stick any leftover food with glue on tabletops in order to capture his everyday reality (as he did in the 60s with his grandiose "trap pictures"). Rather, what has been collected and found is now "preserved" in small-format collages, assemblages, and diary sketches. Each piece tells an exciting story, made from objects from the flea market. This way, Spoerri breathes new life into things that others no longer need.
Galerie Ursula Krinzinger, Seilerstätte 16, 1010 Vienna. Until 18.1. Tue-Fri 12:00 to 18:00, Sat 11:00 to 16:00. Web
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 wikicommons / Alberto-Fernandez, CC-BY-2.5
Engelswege und Teufelspfade
There’s nothing like a little bit of fresh air after all the punch-drinking! Today you can go on a heavenly guided walk through the inner city, lined with angels in stone, stucco or terracotta. Often the spiritual beings are not as gentle as you might think. Archangel Michael even roughly threw the unruly Lucifer out of heaven and terrified the people on earth. On the tour you will also encounter friendly little baroque angels, though, as well as a magnificent secessionist guardian angel made of mosaic stones. And you will also get to hear some devilishly good stories.
Meeting point: Michaelerplatz, in front of Raiffeisen Bank, 1010 Vienna. 20 December 14:00. 17 €. Web
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Chanson d’Amour
Ah well, doesn’t everyone remember their first love, the butterfly armada in your stomach and the never before experienced elation. The memories of the first broken heart are less pleasant, but also unforgettable. Anita Eberwein sings about the emotional world of love, lust and passion in the suitably sultry Eden Bar today – from the top of the world to the depths of despair. Among them classics like "Bel ami", "Sous le ciel de Paris"," Besame mucho" or "Caruso", interwoven with texts from Rilke to Kästner. Listening, dreaming, drinking – sounds like a good plan for today ;-)
Eden Bar, Liliengasse 2, 1010 Vienna. 20 December 19:30. 25 €. Web
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5 Women and a Christmas Case
What else could you wish for? Crackling wood-burning fire, the delicious scent of spiced tea, a warming Christmas soup and a fine selection of craftsmanship from 5 women! All this comes together today in the gallery Werkstatt Nuu. Last-minute shoppers will definitely find something between handbound books by AliNuSh, folklore bags by tash.oneonly and harmony-power-acrylic paintings by Cassis. Two of the makers are still missing: Verena Pacher with pretty (meditation) cushions and other feel-good living accessories and Anita Horn with Upcycelei-happiness-gems.
Galerie Werkstatt Nuu, Wilhelm Exnergasse 15/2, 1090 Vienna. 21 December 11:00 to 20:00. Web
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 Nick Mangafas
Sam's Bar at Nestroyhof
Every year in December, Nestroyhof Hamakom Theatre travels back to the year 1899 when the legendary entertainment „Etablissement Nestroy-Säle” was opened in the basement. In order to sort of revitalise it, Sam’s Bar will play at the location for a few weeks. And since today is the last day it’s open, you better get a move on! They have many good cocktails :-) And at 19:30 the Peter Ponger Trio will play as well. And make the beautiful art nouveau building (which, by the way, is based on designs by Oskar Marmorek) vibrate with jazzy sounds. Bar open from 19:00.

Sam's Bar, Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom, Nestroyplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. 21 December from 19:00. 21 €. Web
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 Chili Gallei
X-Mas at Polly’s
Four turbo entertainers, a pinch of Christmas madness – and a super funny Merry Crashmas Special is ready, which will entertain people at the Rabenhof today. Alpha female Angelika Hager sets the tone as Polly Adler. Her three amazing acting colleagues Maria Happel, Ulrike Beimpold and Petra Morzé will join in enthusiastically. They tastefully bitch about the patchwork insanity, New Year's Eve paranoia, charity excesses and men's ties that are a lapse of taste. Now that’s how to enjoy Christmas. And it will surely help you get through the holidays cheerfully and elatedly!
Rabenhof Theater, Rabengasse 3, 1030 Vienna. 21+22 December 11:00. 24 €. Web
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 Food Junkies
1st Christmas Street Food Festival
Enthusiastic food and drink aficionados will now get spoilt for two days. Namely by the Food Junkies who, after their cool "All you can eat" and "Pizza Burger" festivals, are going one better with a Christmas culinary food mile! On the former tennis court area in the Prater you can now taste delicious wild boar goulash in a bread bowl, creamy truffle and cheese Spätzle, hip hot poke bowls, colourful space burgers, granny-Mohnnudeln and almond biscuit donuts. Three euros each! The "All you can drink" punch ticket is available for 17.90 euros! Yummy.
Der Garten, Spenadlwiese 1, Hauptallee, 1020 Vienna. 21+22 December 16:00 to 22:00. Free entry. Web
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 Barbara Pálffy
Volksoper-Family’s Christmas Market
How original! A bazaar that is much more than that: a get-together with fascinating artists. For today’s Christmas Market, everyone of the Wiener Volksoper’s staff comes together – the ensemble as well as all the behind-the-scenes employees. On offer are preserved, knitted, and crocheted things, jewellery, liqueurs, home-made delicacies and much more. A few theatre people will be there in person, which means you can openly chat with them or enjoy some punch with them. All the proceeds of the event go to the charity “Künstler helfen Künstlern”.
Cafe Volksoper-Theaterpause, Lustkandlgasse 4, 1090 Vienna. 22 December 13:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Schneekugelmuseum Wien
The Snow Globe Manufactory
As it’s often the case with inventions, the manufacturer of surgical instruments Erwin Perzy came across the decorative shaking glass globe with snowing effect by pure coincidence (he actually wanted to increase the light output of the carbon filament light). Since then, the nostalgic wonder globes with Christmas tree-, animal- or Ferris wheel content travel all around the world from Vienna. Many of the splendid kitsch-objects can be admired at the snow globe museum and the shop. Today’s the last day before Christmas, it’s very possible that you'll find a favourite good mood souvenir ;-) 
Wiener Schneekugelmanufaktur, Schumanngasse 87, 1170 Vienna. Until 23 December daily. from 9:00 to 18:00. Web
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Inhale, exhale, ... Yes, that's exactly what the Advent season is for: to breathe a sigh of relief, recharge your batteries and relax! Someone who understands that 100% is yoga gurvi Miriam Kappel, who invites you to Christmas yoga today. So please leave Xmas stress, shopping plans and other checks outside the door and rather find your way to your inner center in the "Raum für Neues". The program includes classical yoga exercises for body and mind. You also reflect together, look forward and perhaps even sing Christmas praises :-) That already sounds deeply relaxing. Oooohhhmm.
Raum für Neues, Fuchsthallergasse 11/29, 1090 Vienna. 23 December 17:00. 14 €. Sign up. Web
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Richard Teschner’s Christmas Play
Wow! From 19 to 23 December, the precious Javanese rod figures of art nouveau artist and puppeteer Richard Teschner will be revived. His puppet theatre "Figurenspiegel" (Magic Mirror) from the 1930s is kept in the Theatermuseum at the Palais Lobkowitz and will be used in the Christmas Play today! Back in the day, the theatre revolutionary even had a Dulcitone keyboard purchased to send the golden angels and magical creatures through dense sound-snowfall and clinking frost. Great music and great doll outfits from Wiener Werkstätte fabrics!
Theatermuseum, Lobkowitzplatz 2, 1010 Vienna.19-23 December. 19 €. Sign up. Web
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designachten by Petre Ognjanovski
If the name Ognjanovski is behind a store full of carpets, vases, furniture and art, all will be well! Because the man for the "fine" simply has the 7th sense when it comes to home design. Now you can buy a selection of his hip interior treasures in the "designachten" pop-up shop in the 1st district. The cool lamps, drawers, tables, chairs and decorative items come from up-and-coming brands like Zuiver and Dutchbone from all over Europe. Style mix from elegant to shabby. Funny: an original $2 bill from Andy Warhol, or the Campbell soup can lamps! Only until 24 December.
designachten Pop-up, Rudolfsplatz 10, 1010 Vienna. 20-24 December Fri+Sat+Mon 10:00 to 19:00, Tue until 14:00. Web
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The Star of Betlehem
No cinnamon stars, but the real celestial bodies invite you today to come along on a time journey to the promised land. The Natural History Museum has brought the starry sky from 2000 years ago under the dome today! And in a digital planetarium live show, it illuminates various theories about the comet's tail miracle over Bethlehem at the time. Which isn’t only informative but also touching. Because such a universal star-shaped sparkle not only closes your black knowledge holes about comets, supernovae and planetary conjunctions, but also gets under your skin.
NHM Wien, Digital Planetarium, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna. 24 December 10:00, 12:00 + 14:00. 17€. Web
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 nostalgiezug. at
Special Train “Waiting for Santa”
If you don't want to watch "Three Wishes for Cinderella" for the 100th time on 24 December to get into the Christmas mood, you could take a train trip this year for a change! With a bit of luck, the Christkindl special trip around Vienna still has a free seat in the nostalgia train. Curious folks may take a look into the driver's cab, gusto travellers enjoy the scenery out of the window over tea, coffee and small Christmas delicacies. And Advent market fans simply get off (and on again) in Mödling, Baden and Wiener Neustadt using the hop on-&-off principle. Detailed timetable here. Romantic!
Train stations Wien Heiligenstadt, Simmering & Meidling. 24 December from 10:08. 35 €. Web
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 Österreichisches Filmmuseum
Wizard of Oz
My, you almost except a rainbow to appear above the Filmmuseum today when Judy Garland (dreamily) dances over the screen as Dorothy in the fairytale classic "Wizard of Oz". CitySpotterGirl is still thrilled when she is catapulted into the wonderland of Oz by a hurricane. And there, together with the Scarecrow without brains, the Tin Man without heart and the Lion without courage, she fights against magic figures and Lord Master Oz. She’s searching for happiness. And finds it, yes, you guessed correctly, somewhere over the rainbow. Absolute cinema-childhood nostalgia. Only today!
Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Augustinerstraße 1, 1010 Vienna. 24 December 14:00. 10.50 €. Web
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 Rafaela Proell
2 x Brunch: Daniel Bakery & Das LOFT
Good morning! Quickly slip into the new dress, put on the new bling-bling and then it's time for breakfast table spread thyself! You can brunch either at the Daniel Bakery or high above the rooftops of Vienna at Das LOFT today. In the Bakery, the grandiose breakfast buffet can be plundered for 22 €. Absolute highlight: the fresh egg dishes and waffles. They also have sparkling wine! At the SO/Xmas brunch at Das LOFT there are lots of cocktails (yes, that's right!), detox smoothies, oysters and a heavenly dessert buffet. Hm, perhaps you’ll just visit both of them?!
Daniel Bakery, Landstraßer Gürtel 5, 1030 Vienna. 25+ 26.12. 6:30 to 12:00. 22 €. Web Das Loft, 1020 Vienna. 25+26 December 12:30 to 16:00. 109 €. Web
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 Dominik Essletzbichler
CitySpotterGirl is in love with the charismatic guitar pickers, tuba trumpeters and lyric singers of the band Gewürztraminer. And with all six of them! They have made pensioners dance on the “Traumschiff” MS Germany, conquered all hearts with their album "Tanzverbot" and, by the way, they have basically invented a new music style called "Gypsy-Balkan-Swing with drums" ;-) Tonight they enchant you live at Porgy & Bess. With crazily witty lyrics, melodic swing and four guest wind players. They really do have Gewürztraminer in their blood! 
Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 25 December 20:30. 20 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Michael Kruzik Luxury Concept
From now on there is a "Golden Quarter" in the 13th district as well – including spiral staircase, gallery and art nouveau atmosphere ;-) The Viennese watch & jewellery family Kruzik has opened its first Luxury Concept boutique! In addition to fine jewellery and cool watches, the fancy shop also presents selected accessories, stationery and leather goods, art and design. For example Venini vases, "Star Walker" fountain pens by Montblanc or silver Millefiori picture frames by Raspini. A real insider's tip: the filigree sparkle-rings and necklaces of their home brand DBMK. Very nice staff!
Michael Kruzik Luxury Concept, Lainzer Strasse 3-5, 1130 Vienna. Mon-Fri 9:00 to 18:30, Sat to 15:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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The Long Hall
This is a mystery that needs to be solved: why are pubs – even those in Vienna – always much more communicative, entertaining and cosier than normal venues? Are the tables closer together or do they pour something into the beer? Anyway, now we have a new Irish pub in our city again which isn’t only really spacious but also offers a good time. Five tastefully furnished rooms, super-nice staff, perfect beers and an ambitious cuisine from breakfast to dinner. The corn chicken and the grilled goat's cheese were great, in any case. And yes, it does get loud here in the evening. But that's the nice thing ;-)
The Long Hall, Florianigasse 2, 1080 Vienna. Sun - Thu 9:00 to 24:00, Fri + Sat 9:00 to 2:00. Web


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