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j a n u a r y 14 | 23. - 29.

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"Heya Girls!"
Fifteen years ago, as I moved from Berlin to Vienna, it still used to exist: the famous cinema Eos Kino. Named after the goddess of red skies, opened in 1921, imposing with its ample balcony, large screen and cult foyer. In 2004, this temple of a slowly sinking dream landscape of cinemas had to close down. This week however, its doors are opening again. For two days at least. Because all through spring, the Filmarchiv Austria is playing in old, forgotten movie-palaces that were thought long disappeared– and it is simply astounding how many of those still exist in Vienna! It is generally speaking a good week for cinema fans. On Friday there is also the Long Night of the Repertory Cinema: with previews, films and cult cat videos. We are all invited for free! And the Filmcasino, right around the corner of the editorial department, celebrates its 25th anniversary – with free cinema until long after midnight (among them “Wallace & Gromit – A Close Shave”) and free food. A fine week!

Wishing you a nice week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Eos Kino 29/30.1. Web Lange Nacht der Programmkinos, 24.1. Web Filmcasino, 24.1 Web

P.S. [ep_anoui]’s latest collection is called Walking Dreams. It can be seen in the virtual fashion show on the web!
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Tour of the fine arts
Peek over the shoulders of tomorrow’s star artists! For 4 days, all buildings of the academy of fine arts are open to visitors: a guided tour lets people see creative activities in the halls. The creative trail leads to workplaces, ateliers and collections, to pictures, architecture and visual arts. In every corner, special exhibitions and performances await. On Friday evening, a great auction for the benefit of students from third countries and those with a migrant background will take place – with works of renowned artists.
Academy of fine arts, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna. 23 - 26 January. Free entrance. Web
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Opening of Eistraum
I think the “Dream path” is the coolest. There’s something magical about dashing along a narrow path of ice between the giant trees of the Rathaus Park late at night! So all ladies who enjoy neat ice-skating beware: the Eistraum starts again today. It opens at 19:00, and to celebrate the day, the entrance is free. The ice landscape this year is 7 000 sqm. large, the Dream path is almost 1 km long – and every night, the DJs of Radio Wien can be seen live. Spontaneous ladies can borrow one of the 1200 pairs of pre-warmed ice-skates.
Eistraum, Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna. 23 January, free from 19:00! From 9 March every day 9:00 to 22:00. 6,50€. Web
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A tribute to Gerti Senger
„The penis is the heart’s antenna“: when the sexual shoe pinches, the sexual advisor of the nation is here to help: Gerti Senger. This is reason enough for avowed Senger-fans Marc Carnal and Manfred Gram to organize an evening in her honour. Senger’s book “Don’t worry – love!” is the starting point, then the reading is enhanced by dirty texts and gems of the erotic literature. What are the best alternatives to a wedding ring? And are senior studies the true speed dating? A homage full of climaxes ;-)
Konzertcafe Schmid Hansl, Schulgasse 31, 1180 Vienna. 23 January 20:00. Free, donation appreciated. Web
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Afghan cuisine
Wanderlust in the kitchen! The project brainkitchen has set itself the task of regularly offering meals from faraway lands. Today for instance, one can dip into the culinary secrets of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, we almost only associate the country at the feet of the Hindukusch with war and the Taliban. However, the country looks back on a thousand-year-old unique (food) culture. Today, two migrant women will give instructions on how to cook authentic everyday meals. Then, you can eat, drink and they’ll tell stories about the country and its people. Noshe jan!
futurefoodstudio, Brunnengasse 17, 1160 Vienna, 18:00. Please sign up! 49€. Web
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Sale from Awareness & Consciousness
Looking for unique pieces? Just ask Christiane Gruber! The designer behind the label Awareness & Consciousness subjects every piece to colouring or bleaching by hand. The result: dresses and scarves with individual, spontaneous patterns. The fashion (fashion show: here) is available in selected shops only, in the Lindengasse, they are much cheaper at the moment. The winter sale only lasts two more days: 30% reduction on all unique items from the current collection, the past winter collection is even reduced by 50 %. We like!
Former shop Camille Boyer, Lindengasse 25, 1070 Vienna. 24 +25 January 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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How to be lucky
Does fortune favour fools, or smart ones? The good luck birdie, the unlucky bird and how for once, luck and reason meet: this is what storyteller and CitySpotterGirl-expert Birgit Lehner fantasizes about tonight. At the Schubert Theater (the director is puppet star Nikolaus Habjan!), where the festival “Theater erzählt” (Theatre tells stories) goes on stage until 25 January only. Lehner gives instructions on how to be lucky and spices up this story time for adults with anecdotes, stories and songs about luck. Marvelous!
Schubert Theater, Währingerstraße 46, 1090 Vienna. 24 January 19:30. 15€. Web
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Complete auctioning at Radisson Blu
Fantastic! This has never happened in Vienna before: a Ring hotel is auctioning his entire inventory! The Radisson Blu has closed its doors for renovations and everything, absolutely everything, must go. 249 complete 5* hotel room furnishings, 200 TVs and minibars, countless chandeliers, mirrors, porcelain – at knock-down prices. From coffee to shoeshine machines, everything such a luxury joint has to offer can be found. Also included: the bed in which Robbie Williams once slept ;) So be quick, the auction only takes place today.
Radisson Blu, Parkring 14-16, 1010 Vienna. Auction 25 January 11:00. Web
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Heartache pays off
30-year-olds usually do it 7,4 times in their life in average: end a relationship. Heartache often remains, which is still not really socially accepted. Lovesickness makes everyday life more difficult and cuts back work performance. Two trainers, Pia Uhl and Gabriele Vyskocil, show why heartache is still an opportunity for development. During a 2-days seminar, participating ladies will learn strategies: how to properly grieve, how to break old patterns and then, with new energies, how to leave the old relationship behind.
FrauRaum, Riemergasse 10, 1010 Vienna. 25 + 26 January. 290 €. Web
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Bag sewing
The sewing boom is spreading! The CitySpotterGirl has known that for a while and has assembled the best tips (here). One of them: the sewing café Stoff & Faden. There, Anna Kucharska-Wolf regularly offers workshops, this week it will be about sewing bags. In small groups, you can potter about and chat, every participant makes her own dream bag. With leather, funny applications or motley cloth. Speaking of cloth: you can either bring your own or buy it there, and enrolment is mandatory. This applies to the tunic workshop too, which also takes place in January.
Stoff & Faden, Gumpendorfer Straße 106, 1060 Vienna. 25+26 January. 65€ (excl. materials). Web
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Win winter boots
It looks like winter is coming after all. This is why the CitySpotterGirl is now giving away vouchers from “Lieblingsstück” for winter boots or handbags. Winners can choose what they want themselves. To be able to win, please recommend the CitySpotterGirl to at least three friends – via the link “Recommend” at the end of the newsletter. Then just informally write the names of the registered friends in an e-mail. And – important! – send this e-mail with the subject “Gewinnspiel Schuhe” to the editorial staff until 27 February.
Promotion CitySpotterGirl, duration until 27 February. All info and legal notes on the web
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Brüder Schwadron
From 1899 to 1938, the Jewish company Brüder Schwadron fitted many houses, public buildings, the Amalienbad swimming pool, but also the largest barrel in the imperial wine cellar with magnificent tiles. Wall claddings and floorings are examples of craft mastery and aesthetic sensitivity. In 1938, the business was aryanised and the family had to flee. Now for the first time, an exhibition tries to save the slowly disappearing traces of the company from oblivion. The entrance is free, there is a free tour today!
Former Bawag Contemporary, Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna, daily until 29 January. Web
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Bergamot time
An insider tip for gourmets and curious ladies: this Sunday, Casa Caria is selling rare citrus fruits! Bergamots, bitter oranges, blood oranges, two rare sorts of lemon and a huge sweet orange variety, which is known as “arance martisi” in South Italy, all were freshly imported from Calabria into the 7th district. For bottling enthusiasts, the bergamot (which unites the legacies of bitter orange and citron) is the most sought-after rarity! You can taste, discover and acquire these fresh vitamin bombs today only – while supplies last.
Casa Caria, Kandlgasse 23/4, 1070 Vienna. Su 12:00 to 18:00, Can be booked in advance by email. Web
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Sale at Anne Morel
Ladies who love chic shoes have waited for this to happen! At Anne Morel, the winter sale has begun. Prices fall and extravagant shoes from France are available at prices that usually require a somewhat more bulging wallet. All models from the winter collection are reduced by up to 50%, the renowned Aigle snow boots up to 30%. It is all gorgeous footwear that is comfortable to wear and still looks bloody good. By the way, you can find other nice shoe shops on the web portal: here.
Anne Morel, Liechtensteinstr. 38, 1090 Vienna. Mo 13:00 to 18:00, Tu-Fr 10:00 to 18:00, Sa until 13:00. Web 
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Birgit Denk & guests
That starts the week on a good note: as of now, the Kulisse invites everyone to "Music on Monday". Once a month, Birgit Denk, front woman of the band DENK, welcomes exciting musical guests from all kinds of genres. Sometimes they’re absolute newbies, sometimes music celebrities or insiders’ tips from the scene. At the beginning, there will be: Amere Meander, Sain Mus and Harald Baumgartner. They share the stage, make cross-stylistic music and chat with their friend the host about god, the world and current topics.
Kulisse, Rosensteingasse 39, 1170 Vienna. 27 January 20:00. 11€. Web
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He is the star of the Norwegian singer-songwriter scene, and he is coming to Vienna for an intimate sitting concert: Moddi is in town! The likeable fuzzy head, whose actual name is Pål Moddi Knutsen, has already been compared to a young Björk. And scores lots of prices: for his mix of hoarse voice, passionate stories, folky arrangements and a great deal of pathos. The whole package is available today at the WUK, where the man from the high north will present his third album “Set The House On Fire”.
WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 28 January 20:00. 16€. Web
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Sale at lila
Supersize collars and XXL hoods, patterns and bows. With her label lila, Lisi Lang manages to balance urban chic and casual look. It looks captivating and is really cheap during the winter sale: until 1 February, the prices are crashing at lila’s. Items are reduced by up to 50%, women will be able to fetch many eye-catchers as cheap as 20€. The variety: fashion from older as well as newer collections, samples and show outfits. A lilac-multi-coloured mix indeed, which is awaiting new owners in the chilled shop (Shop of the week: here).
lila, Kirchengasse 7, 1070 Vienna. Until 1 Februar Tu-Fr 12:00 to 18:00, Sa 11:00 to 17:00. Web
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Robert Rutöd: Right Time Right Place
The blind, looking for his way at a tramway station of all places, a helpless swan, frozen solid on the vast ice. The glasses that Robert Rutöd wear while taking pictures is tragicomic and sometimes even macabre. And this he does successfully: the Viennese was the winner of the 2012 New York Photo Award! His search for clues is called “Right Time Right Place” and took him five years of roaming across Europe. Right times, wrong places or both at the same time were immortalized. The vernissage is today in the scheduled gallery eigensinnig!
eigensinnig, Sankt-Ulrichs-Platz 4, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 28 January 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Franz Sedlacek
A multi talent: he was a painter, graphic artist, caricaturist and his breadwinning job was as a chemist, his imageries oscillate between romantic and surrealism, the old masters and the new practicality. Franz Sedlacek, one of the most significant Austrian artists of the interwar period, was only discovered again in the 1990s. Despite all the years, everything has been preserved: the pull of his works, which are bizarre and solitary, abysmal and disconcerting. Many of those are shown in the exhibition “Chemist of imagination" opening today and running until 21 April.
Wien Museum, Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna. Vernissage 29 January 18:30. Vernissage free entrance. Web
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Sale at Laniato
And we are still waiting for the real winter. With temperatures below zero, snow drifts and icy wind. Those who have trudged through the dark season without ever wearing chic beanies, thick striped socks and soft scarves should change that at once. Because there is a huge winter sale at Laniato. Wool, needles and bobbles are greatly reduced and projects can be started at the Wollcafé on the spot. But shampoos (yes, wool likes being pampered too) are also reduced by up to 50 %. Only one question remains: cashmere, alpaca or merino?
Laniato, Beatrixgasse 4, 1030 Vienna. Mo-Fr 10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 18:00, Sa 9:30 to 17:00. Web 
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Ballet Revolucion
Pirouettes to hip hop? Pas de deux to R&B? In the Ballet Revolucion, grandiose classical dancers dance to number one hits of Rihanna, Usher, Beyonce, Prince and stars of Latin music. There, brilliant ballet, contemporary dance and powerful street dance combine and really break with dance traditions. These dancers come from Cuba’s legendary National Ballet School and they have a lot more skills than the classic standard repertoires. The show is fuelled by the Revolucion Live Band.
Museumsquartier Wien, Halle E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 28.1 to 2.2. 20:00. Prices start at 25€. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Here is again someone who has moved to Vienna for love. This time, it is a particularly likeable Belgian girl. And because Florence De Boes misses the chocolate of her homeland so very much, there is now one more fine boutique in town. At Belga’s, you can find chocolaty insiders’ tips: pralines and sweets from small factories that are still unknown around here, such as Corne Port-Royal. But most of all, Florence bakes “gauffres” in an awesome waffle iron. These authentic Belgian waffles are, as we all know, the best in the world!

Belga, Nelkengasse 8, 1060 Vienna. Mo-Sa 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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When the starter is a caraway roast carpaccio with mustard-pear chutney, followed by a red beets risotto with grilled black pudding, so much is clear: we’ve landed in the “creative regional cuisine” corner. At Liebhart’s, there is Viennese cuisine, just a bit younger and fresher. The restaurant is located in what used to be a modern Ottakring institution for years, before being renovated and changing hands. Instead of the cool concrete-only ambiance, the walls have been covered in oak and splendid Dixon lamps hang over wooden tables. It looks damn good!
Liebhart, Thaliastrasse 63, 1160 Vienna. Mo-Su 11:00 to 24:00. Web


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