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Die StadtSpionin
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"Heya Girls!"
So yeah, the Phorusgasse. It’s been the home of the editorial office of the CitySpotterGirl for 2 years. Apart from that, it is a bit grey, a bit boring and – let’s be honest – nothing happens there. But now, that’s over! In the last few weeks, we Phorusgasslers have put in place a great community project: the “Meadows in Wieden”. For this, we have filled 350 boxes with soil (sore-muscle-alert!), loaded them with flower meadow seeds and cultivated and cuddled them in a hidden courtyard. On Friday, the boxes (sore-muscle-alert!) will be mounted on the pavement – the Phorusgasse will turn into an urban meadow. And in two weeks, we’re livening things up a bit! We’re closing off the street and throwing a shimmering street festival. With a fashion show by Lu Design, a concert of the singer/songwriter Juliane Blinzer, a salsa lesson on the pavement, a street picnic, a flower campaign for children and a whole lot of fuss. Oh and, there will also be a garden pop-up store in our tiny park. With flowers, gardening books and pretty things for inside and outside. And you are all cordially invited! So that the Phorusgasse finally shows some bright colours ;-)
Wishing you a nice week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Phorusgasse, 1040 Vienna. 31 May 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Peter Boettcher
Kraftwerk at Burgtheater
„Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn“: oho, the CitySpotterGirl’s youth is on stage! The songs that made us dance through the night have today become art. Kraftwerk is now a guest at the Burgtheater for four days, giving eight concerts, one for each of their most legendary albums – a travel through time from 1874 to 2003. And as it often does, the Burgtheater takes the bun with a Festwochen-production: Kraftwerk has developed 3D video projections that turn every concert into a work of art. Only one question remains: where do we get the time we need to experience all eight concerts in four days?

Burgtheater, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna. 15-18.5. Two concerts per day 19:00 and 22:00. 15-75€. Web
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Interni Toscani contemporary shop
Benvenuti! Elegant and a touch conservative: those looking for Italian furniture have been visiting “Interni Toscani” for ages. As of now, Astrid and Fabrizio De Montis also venture in modern furniture – with their new shop “Interni Toscani contemporary”. It is a fine little store in the Lindengasse, with big and small pieces of furniture and lamps. It is opened today with a “Shopwarming Party” that starts at 18:00. Real eye-catcher: the bed by Caporali, with its fabulous metal headboard. And very chic: modern lamps of Murano glass by De Majo. Arrivederci a presto!

Interne Toscani contemporary, Lindengasse 28, 1070 Vienna. 15 May 18:00. Web
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 Dmitri Sharomov
The future of our planet Earth will stand in the centre of the 7th EARTHtalks taking place today in the Wiener Hofburg. The top-class lecturer will give information about different topics and inspire all to get involved with ecology. Who’ll be there:  Rajendra Pachauri, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, winner of the alternative Nobel Prize Hans Herren and Greenpeace activist Faiza Oulahsen who spent 2 months in a Russian prison. Discussions start at 13:00, lectures in the evening, followed by a networking evening with an organic buffet.
Hofburg, 1010 Vienna. 15 May at 13:00. 25€, Afternoon 10€. Web
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Wohn.Fee furniture sale
Everything must go! Wohn.Fee cleans out her show room and several storage rooms with a two-days long furniture sale: cool sofas are on sale, as well as colourful chairs, tables, wardrobes, lamps, carpets and lots of decorative items – all of them handpicked by the Wohnfee (home fairy) Yvonne Werginz and used at most once in staging projects. In any case, coming by is really worth it. There’s a daily raffle where visitors can win nice decorative items – and if a big furniture piece catches their eye, delivery service is offered at affordable prices.
Wohn.Fee, Gussenbauergasse 4/3/28, 1090 Vienna. 16.5 12:00 to 17:00, 17.5 10:00 to 16:00. Web
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Summer festival at Hemayat
Who has always wanted to enjoy a cup of tea with André Heller? Or to go eat a Käsekrainer with Maria Hofstätter? Or even accompany Franz Welser-Möst to a rehearsal at the Staatsoper, followed by lunch? Those interested must go to Palais Schönburg tonight. There, on the occasion of the Hemayat summer festival (Hemayat helps people who were traumatized by torture or war), donations in time by Austrian VIP and works of art will be put on auction. It’s possible to start biding right now: here. And there will also be free welcoming drinks and live music by Trio Lepschi.

Palais Schönburg, Rainergasse 11, 1040 Vienna. 16 May 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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14. Wiener Zitrustage
The location is wonderful, the offer is huge: from 16 to 18 May, Austria’s largest exhibition for citrus plants and other exotics takes place in the nice Orangerie at Schönbrunn Palace. With its great range of citrus rarities for inside and for the garden, the Zitrustage (Citrus Days) have become an insider’s tip for all plant-friends who are interested in an exotic flair. Aside from the sale, it’s also possible to see the fantastic collection of historical citrus plants. Or every third day, taste unusual citrus fruits at 16:00.
Orangerie, Schönbrunn Palace, Entrance Meidlinger Gate, 1120 Vienna. 16-18 May 10:00 to 18:00. 5€. Web
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All labels in one place, all favourite items from past seasons reduced by up to 70% - that promises three days of high-class bargain hunting. The list of participating fashion labels can be read like the Who’s Who of the Austrian fashion scene: Dörte Kaufmann,  Mija t. rosa, LILA, ruins of modernity, ulliKo, urban tool, modus vivendi, buntwäsche and pitour will all be there. As well as the Berliner label Winschu. So ladies, pack your wallets and come by Blechturm 25’s pop-up store to make sure the nice items don’t go to waste in dark storage rooms!
Blechturm25, Blechturmgasse 23-27, 1050 Vienna. 16 – 18 May. Web
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SOHO in Ottakring
This year, “SOHO in Ottakring” takes place exclusively in Sandleiten – a neighbourhood that became famous for its revolutionary housing projects in the red Vienna of the 1920s. Opening is today at 19:00 with a relocation. And then, busy programme for 14 days: building recycling furniture with the ladies of “Craftistas”. Silent-Rasen-Disco (“Silent lawn disco”) at Kongressbad. Workshops to make radios. A pop-up exhibition that is continually furnished by the people of Sandleiten. Plus a dancing café, an orchestra of machines and an exhibition of castles in the sky.

In and around the Sandleitenhof, 1160 Vienna. 17-31.5. Mostly free entrance. Web
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 Matthias Schickhofer
Celebration of the Tibetan jubilee
Save Tibet Austria invites all to a particularly colourful celebration for its 20th year of existence: the entrance is free, and all day long, exotic/cheerful Tibetan sounds, the Tibetan “snow lion dance”, smoke victim ceremonies and prayers of Tibetan monks will be presented. There will be “momos”” to taste, exhibitions of traditional costumes and a handicraft bazaar to visit. And last but not least, consultations of Tibetan medicine. The highlight will be the visit of Jetsun Pema, the sister of the Dalai Lama. In addition to that Namgyal Lhamo will give one of her rare concerts!
Don Bosco Haus, St.-Veit-Gasse 25, 1130 Vienna. 17 May 10:00 to 21:00. Free entrance. Web
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Cristina Branco & Camané
“Fado”, that means “destiny”. And even those who don’t understand Portuguese will dive into this music of restrained grief and soft hope. Fado has a long tradition. These melancholic songs can be interpreted in a modern way too – this will be proved tonight by two “Fadistas” of the new generation. Cristina Branco is completely into Janis Joplin and Joni Mitchell, Camané likes singing Frank Sinatra’s hits from time to time – but at the Konzerthaus today, they will demonstrate the art of “new” Fado: sentimentality that isn’t corny. Listen to a sample here.

Konzerthaus, Lothringer Straße 20, 1030 Vienna. 18 May 19:30. 21-48 €. Web
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 Friedemann Lämmel/MAK
Win a birthday cake degustation
It’s nice when a 150th birthday isn’t simply celebrated, but used as a start for something new: the MAK opens its new “Design Labor” with a birthday cake degustation – and it is so exclusive, that one needs to be invited to it! And readers of the CitySpotterGirl are in luck! 5x2 invites to this exquisite event will be given away by the CitySpotterGirl. There will be coffee and birthday cake, a tour of the new Design Labor – and a quiz with MAK annual tickets as a prize. So: send an email to the CitySpotterGirl – the first five ladies will each win an entrance ticket for two people.

MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna. 18.5. 15:00. Win entrance tickets by sending a mail. Web
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Joya Yoga Convention at Augarten
This will surely be the largest yoga course that Vienna has ever seen! For four hours, the baroque Augarten will be under the sign of this trendy movement: six Viennese studios invite all to discover different styles (from Ashtanga to Bikram, Acro to Vinyasa yoga), in addition there will be tips from experts, cool music lounges and naturally, a huge common yoga session in the open air. Mats will be available on site – and the first 1500 yogis may even keep them afterwards!

Augarten, Untere Schlüsselwiese, 1020 Vienna. 5 May at 10:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Christoph Sebastian
Holy Mothers (Die Präsidentinnen)
„We wing our way into this world on a fuck, and still we can't fly.” At the premiere 24 years ago, Werner Schwab’s play created a tangible scandal with its content and faecal language (yep, the word shit appears a lot). This new production turns it into an impressive rollercoaster of comedy that ends in tragedy. The three holy mothers are bigoted lower middle-class who turn out to be monsters. In Milos Lolić’s production, the women don’t meet in a scruffy kitchen, but in a wellness centre. Excellent!
Volkstheater, Neustiftgasse 1, 1070 Vienna. 19 May 19:00. 11-45€. Web
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Sample sale at feinedinge
Feinedinge moves to the Margaretenstrasse! It’s already well-known that Sandra Haischberger’s porcelain atelier is one of the CitySpotterGirl’s favorite stores. There, one can find fine porcelain cups, plates and vases that are decorated with Tudor lace patterns, birds and insects. So it’s just as well that a sample sale takes place there for an entire week: the designer sells rejected 2nd and 3rd choice porcelain, but also many “flawless” goods at much cheaper prices. Everything must go before the relocation! While stocks last.
feinedinge Atelier, Krongasse 20, 1050 Vienna. Sale 17-24 May. Web
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Dancing Stars Orchester
Everyone can have their own opinion of Dancing Stars. But the ballroom live orchestra is a hit. Today, the fantastic musicians will provide the best titles of the show at Porgy&Bess – in contrast with the shortened TV version, they will be in full length. We can expect current hits as well as evergreens that were rearranged by Thomas Rabitsch to be suited for standard and Latino dances. More beats, more groove, more hip swings! And even if today is about music: yep, visitors can dance as well!
Porgy&Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 20 May 20:30. 25€. Web
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 Melanie Berlinger
Kunstfrischmarkt in the Neubau district
Great initiative! The “Kunstfrischmarkt Wien Neubau” (“Art fresh market Vienna Neubau”) helps young artists to enter the business with a fun campaign: in 45 stores, from “Schuhe für Frauen” to “Göttin des Glücks”, 53 young artists have put up their works for sale. The prices are moderate (from 50 to 350 Euro), there will be photos and collages, drawings and objects on display, all items are originals. This could be a nice walk through the 7th district – and we might just acquire the work of a future superstar at an absolute bargain price ;-)

45 stores and premises in 1070 Vienna. 15-23.5. 13:00 to 18:00. Web
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Special sale of books from the Albertina
Buy fine art books at a 30% discount while supporting a relief organization: two good reasons for a small detour in the seventh district! The art books are at “Das LOKal” in the Richtergasse tonight – donated by the Albertina. About 30 mentally ill people work at “Das LOKal”, a non-profit café where one can also buy books and records – supervised by the association LOK (Leben Ohne Krankenhaus, “Living without hospital”). Some 100 art books, monographs and books about art will be for sale – truly splendid tomes at bargain prices.
Das LOKal, Richtergasse 6, 1070 Vienna. 21 May 18:00 to 21:00. Web
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Free tasting at Bauernsushi
What a funny name! Delivery service “Landfenster” describes Bauernsushi (Farmer’s sushi) as sushis in country-style. And what recipe hides behind that? Strudel-dough instead of algae. And the small delicacies aren’t filled with raw fish, but with minced cabbage, spinach, goat cheese, veggies, apples or curd. Today, all fans of tasty morsels are invited to a free tasting of these small delicacies! By the way, the “sushis” come directly from the private kitchens of farmers. Nice touch: the freshly baked snacks are organic, and so is their packaging.
Landfenster, Leonard-Bernsteinstraße 4-6, stairway 9, 1220 Vienna. 21 May 11:00 to 14:00. Web
Shop of the week 
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Up Store Vienna
Austrian designer Eva Poleschinski has an eye for unusual items. And that’s also why her boutique is anything but mundane: sales rooms and atelier are located in a splendid old flat, where one has to ring the doorbell first. The light and elegant frame fits fashion perfectly. Poleschinski, who was elected designer of the year at the Vienna Awards in April, is selling all three of her collections: the international runway collection EP ANOUI, as well as evening fashion and the cool “To Go” skirt that can also be worn as a dress, a cape or a T-shirt. So chic!
Up Store Vienna, Schadekgasse 2/10, 1060 Vienna. Tu-Sa 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Hy Kitchen
Street food? Yes, we know that from television or from famous street kitchens in Vietnam. It is quite surprising to learn that since last week, we can also get food from the truck at the Freyung. And a stunningly delicious one at that! Monica Kranner cooks 3 days a week in a “cookmobile” – and her background as a nutritionist flows into her elaborate recipes. So there are no taste enhancers, chemicals or colorants, and lots of organic instead. Every week, she serves something different: sometimes it’s Chinese bao, sometimes slow food burgers. Huge, huge tip!
Hy Kitchen, Freyung, 1010 Vienna. May to November Tu-Th opens at 11:00. Web


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