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j a n u a r y 14 | 9. - 15.

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"Heya Girls!"
Actually, it is hard to believe: Agatha Christie’s play “Mousetrap” has been showed every day (!) for 60 years in London’s West End – and for 60 years, not one spectator has revealed the ending. So those who want to know who the murderer is must actually see the play for themselves. And this is also the case in Vienna. Kammerspiele have dressed up this charming old fashioned whodunit play as an English cinema film of the 1940s – including film music and credits. There, the guests in a small country hotel are separated from the outside world by a raging snow storm and then, a murder occurs. How does it go from here? You can find out all week in the Kammerspiele. And since we’re talking about detective stories: on the portal, you can find a new interview with the Viennese Elis Fischer, who, just like the heroin of her thriller, inherited a painting bearing a mysterious inscription. And made a book out of it: Bridget Jones meets Dan Brown.
Wishing You a Lovely Week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Kammerspiele, Rotenturmstraße 20, 1010 Vienna. Web
P.S. If you’re really quick, you can still take part in the lottery and win office services. Here
Photo: Kammerspiele, Erich Reismann
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Menu-hopping in the Josefstädter district
Dear foodies, plan your time! This route of delicacies leads to five stations. During this menu-hopping, the area around Josefstädter Street will be explored in a culinary manner. We will start off with a beer aperitif at the delicacy shop Verde, then continue with 2 courses at restaurant Bernhauer. After that, we will wander to the Speisekammer, where courses 3 and 4 will be served. Coffee and dessert await at the Wiener Rösthaus, and the closing cocktail can be sipped at the bar Albertgasse 39. Vienna’s newest way to dine!
All around the Josefstädter street, 1080 Vienna. 9 +16 January 17:00. 62 €.
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NY skirts by Camou
Now this is almost a digital “wink wink” to the CitySpotterGirl’s teen daughter ;-) . While daughter has already been spending time in New York for weeks, mum sits at home. And since there is justice, daughter is freezing her butt off and we are elatedly running through mild almost-springtime air. While wearing the latest New York skirts by the young label Camou. Designer Beatrik Feher prints pictures she took in New York and Budapest on skirts, dresses and jackets. Casual and comfortable! Available at the “Piratin”.
Die Piratin hat den besten Stoff, Neubaugasse 75, 1070 Vienna. Mo-Fr 12:00 to 19:00, Sa 11:00 to 17:00. Web
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Evelyn Kalcher: Ladiesjobs
Search, find, ascend. The last three steps that women must take to climb up the career ladder sound incredibly simple. Namely with Ladiesjobs, a job portal for women only. This job market hasn’t only specialized itself in the placement of qualified ladies, but also offers all kinds of additional info – from salary information to the topic of children & career. Today, women can learn more about these cool ideas: the manager Evelyn Kalcher presents Ladiesjobs. The evening at Club alpha is free, but you need to sign up first.
Club alpha, Stubenbastei 12/14, 1010 Vienna. 9 January 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Schuhquadrat pop-up outlet
Do women still need winter shoes this year? Of course! All the more when the luxury shoes are available at outlet prices. In the middle of the first district, a pop-up outlet offers last season’s brands 30 to 50% cheaper, making Boss or Joop affordable. The ongoing changing offer ranges from ballerinas to high heels and boots, and naturally, bags shouldn’t be forgotten. Both the furnishing and the service are reduced to the minimum, colourful price tags lead through the cardboard towers. No one knows how long the pop-up store will be there – so don’t hesitate too long.
Schuhquadrat, Rotenturmstraße 13, 1010 Vienna. Mo-Fr 10:00 to 19:00, Sa 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Photo: Courtesy of Paulette Frankl
Paul T. Frankl
Hitchcock, Charly Chaplin and Gary Grant loved him. The architect and designer Paul T. Frankl, born in 1886 in Vienna, was influenced by American modernism like no other. During the mid-1920s, he made it into the New Yorker high society with his “Skyscraper” furniture, in 1934 relocated to Los Angeles and as a designer furnished the houses of Hollywood stars. Sophisticated, in a combination of East-Asian motives and the modernistic design of the European avant-garde. In Austria, only a few know of Frankl. It could change with this exhibition!
Kiesler Privatstiftung, Mariahilfer Straße 1b/Top 1, 1060 Vienna. Mo-Fr 9:00 to 17:00, Sa 11:00 to 15:00. Web
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 Sabine Freitag
Sabine Freitag has wandered through Vienna and has even brought two artists with her: Nicole Wallner and Mieze Medusa. During their playful trip through the city, they have observed people and allegedly spied into famous places. Result: for three nights, each lady will present their very own view of the city. With her pictures, Sabine Freitag will look into the secret behind the Mannerschnitten wafer biscuits and the so-called “Fiaker-Knödel” dumplings, Nicole Wallner will present a moving installation. And on Sunday, there will be an artistic contribution by chief slammer Mietze Medusa!
PhiloMedia, Josefsgasse 1, 1080 Vienna. 10-12 January 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Noche Argentina
What can we particularly use during the winter? A bit of warm South-American lifestyle, please! This is why a hot Argentinian night and all that goes with it is brewing at the Ost-Klub tonight. With the best Argentinian music, lots of tango, beer (supposedly very famous), wine and typical Argentinian food such as super delicious empanadas (filled dough bags). South-American Rock supplied by Paul & Robi, and even DJ Serginho was specially imported from Argentina. So, off you go to happily sweat on tango, latino and cumbia.

Ost Klub, Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1040 Vienna. 11 January starting at 20:00. 10 €. Web
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 Ă–sterr. Nationalbibliothek
Paths to immortality
We must hurry now! One of the biggest treasures of the National Library can only be seen until tomorrow: the Egyptian book of the dead by Sesostris from the 15th century B.C. The unique ancient Egyptian rolls from the collection of papyrus that belongs to the UNESCO World Document Heritage are amongst the most impressive record of Egyptian texts of the other world. Its spells, incantations and instructions used to lead the deceased to their last trial before they went on to the afterlife. Plus: 80 additional exhibits of ancient Egyptian beliefs in the beyond.
Papyrus museum National Library, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. Till 12.1. Tu-Su 10:00 to 18:00. 4 €. Web
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Night of spiritual songs
This is a wonderful beginning of the year: sing and listen to heartfelt songs from all over the world! Ten years ago, the “Nacht der Spirituellen Lieder” (or „Night of spiritual songs”) was invented in Germany. On this occasion, hundreds of people meet to sing together simple songs from different spiritual traditions of world cultures. For the fifth time, such an evening also takes place in Vienna. For four hours, until midnight, you can sing, chant, yodel and resonate together – or simply just enjoy the sea of sound and let your soul fly.
Donaucitykirche, Donaucitystraße 2, 1220 Vienna. 11 January 20:00 to 00:00. Free entrance (donation appreciated). Web
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 Clemens, Creative Commons Lizenz
Hietzinger promenade
Those who wish to discover unknown, hidden and new places in Vienna must join Johann Szegö for city espionage in the 13th district. There, we will start by discovering the birthplace of the Bat, the world’s most famous operetta by Johann Strauss. Then, we will get to know Josef Hoffmann’s Primavesi villa, visit Adolf Loos’ Scheu house and find unknown jewels of Art Nouveau architecture such as the royal court. And since emperors also used to live in Hietzing, you can listen to indecent stories about the Hapsburg in Katharina Schratt’s villa, Franz Josef’s lover.
Meeting point: Am Platz (in front of the church), 1130 Vienna. 12 January 14:30. 15 €. Web
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Sea Eagle Counting
Wow, how majestic! And rare as well: for many decades, the sea eagle wasn’t indigenous in Austria, but since then, he has come back. And it is not only the Stadtspionin who thinks it is a reason to celebrate: during this Sea Eagle Symposium, everything revolves around this fascinating bird of prey. The highlight is a synchronous Danube-wide counting of sea eagles, during which the population will be controlled over 9 Danube countries and 3 000 kilometres of river. Those who hike to the ruins of Rötelstein can count with the experts and watch over their shoulders. Afterwards: speeches and a buffet. Free admission, please sign up.
Kulturfabrik Hainburg, Donaulände 33, 2410 Hainburg. 12 January 14:00. Web 
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Vintage Showroom Extraschön
Shush, here is a secret tip! The doors to the new Showroom Extraschön have only opened twice until now, and this weekend is that time again. In the shop from Heidi Holub, fashionistas can beam themselves back through the centuries with vintage clothing, fashionable rarities, hats, shoes and accessories. Retro, finely-chosen and with a big range of designer pieces. Nice touch: the flea market room, in which pieces that go easy on the purse (between 3 and 18 €) are piled up. Starting February, the Showroom will be open every first weekend of the month for time travellers.
Showroom Extraschön, Kaiserstraße 67, 1070 Vienna. 11+12 January 14:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Goldegg Verlag
Constanze Hill “Love on Air”
“Those who would never ever go see a therapist should ask Constanze”. Or rather, call her: Constanze Hill gives love tips “on air”. The sexual advisor has also been a radio moderator for 15 years, and not just any moderator: she is the only blind radio moderator in Austria. Lovers reveal their most intimate love matters, singles get flirting advice. It is an unusual success story, which Hill has now wrapped up in a book. This special love guidebook is called “Love on Air”, and contains details from her life and amazing moments from her programme. Reading? Today!

Thalia, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2a, 1030 Vienna. 13 January 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Yoga in salty air
The easiest way to calm your mind is to move your body. And the most efficient method to relax in the ENT area is salt inhalations. Also perfect: yoga courses in salty air offer a combination of salt mist and soothing training, which harmonizes body and soul. A big plus for the untrained: the improved breathing facilitates the execution of yoga exercises. And in the shortest time, you will put your legs under your arms ;-) these new courses start today and Thursday, mats and blankets are available. Please enrol!
Salzluft Wien, Bellariastraße 10/7, 1010 Vienna. Start 13 January 11:00 and 19:00. 12 units 240 €. Web
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Sale at La Maison d'Elisa
Walk into the enchanting kingdom of Sylvain Berry, where everything is focused on gifts and furnishing just like in France. French living accessories and furniture, displays in a shabby-chic look, shelves in a cottage-style, mirrors, tableware and deco. Lots of romantic pieces that are almost all cheaper until the end of the month: for all purchases of minimum 100 euro, you will get a 20% discount. On all handmade lamps with coloured shades from the south of France, on perfumes or textiles by cult brand Le Jacquard Français.
La Maison d'Elisa, Siebensterngasse 23, 1070 Vienna. Until 31 January Tu-Fr 10:30 to 18:30, Sa 10:00 to 17:00. Web 
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 Hiroshi Seo
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan
These women and men from Japan dance, shout, play (some of them huge) drums while seemingly flying like birds – the “Drummers of Japan” are a rather impressive experience! From the originally strict religious drumming, they have created a pulsating performance that tells stories of the sun, the wind, the human soul and the evening sky. The whole thing sounds archaic and modern at the same time, loses nothing of its spiritual roots and is perfectly choreographed. A must see!

Museumsquartier, Hall E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 14 to 26 January. 19-50 €. Web
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Lose weight with TCM
Like every year… Although Christmas is already over, the big feasting has left marks. All those of you who are fed up with yet another diet with strict calorie-counting and the pre-programmed yo-yo effect will be happy to participate in the class of nutritionist Sabine Dobesberger. With the help of TCM, you’re allowed to truly and healthily feast while on your way to your ideal weight. Combined with mental training, this new lifestyle can be held durably. The course, which comprises six units, will start at the end of January. Today, there is a free information evening at the Kochstudio.
Kochstudio die Pause, Sigmundsgasse 8, 1070 Vienna. 14 January 18:30. Free admission. Web
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 Catherine Ashmore
Benedict Cumberbatch in „Frankenstein“
Facebook friends already know: in England, the CitySpotterGirl would be called Cumberbitch. And yes, I stand by it ;-) Today in any case is an utterly wonderful day for all the Cumberbitches of Vienna! The Gartenbaukino shows London National Theatre’s sensational theatre production “Frankenstein” on the big screen of the cinema. And as Frankenstein’s creature: Benedict Cumberbatch! The worldwide acclaimed performance was staged by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller took turns every night playing Frankenstein and its creature.
Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. 15 January 19:30. 18-25 €. Web
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 Andrea Salzmann
Doris Uhlich: more than naked
A nudie! And another one! All in all, 20 dancers unveil themselves in „more than naked“. In Doris Uhlichs piece, meat is wiggling, flicking and wobbling around like crazy, bodies clasp against another, sweaty people move to dance floor hits and baroque sounds. In the meantime, Doris Uhlich, the unconventional figure of the Viennese dance scene, acts as DJ on the stage. She gives the rhythm and shows the naked body in an unusual light: not embarrassing, not provocative, without any sexualisation. Instead of that, it shows up as a subject and as such, the way it actually is: bulky, powerful and fragile, too.
WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. 15-18 January 20:00. 14 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Days of Fabulous
Yes, it seems we have a new favourite shop now! In this new shop, designer Mark Baigent (from label Mark & Julia) gathers handpicked outlet pieces by young innovative designers from Vienna and Berlin and mixes them with vintage fashion from New York. Shirts by Meshit hang next to dresses by Mark & Julia, fashion by house of the very island can be found next to leggings by Pebelle and shoes by Petar Petrov, soon there will also be Lena Hoschek. And all these fine things are reduced by up to 70%! The shop itself is also quite casual: something between an opium den, Soho and bourgeois tiles.
Days of Fabulous, Hoher Markt 3, 1010 Vienna. Mo-Fr 10:00 to 18:30, Sa 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Küche 18
Life is constant change. And so, the cook of the wonderful ON Market hit the road and opened his own restaurant. Optically decent (and naturally not a sensation like the ON), Küche 18 is a friendly bar, in which one thing counts more than anything else: the cooking skills of Chef Liwei Sun. He wants to present an authentic Chinese cuisine – and it is sometimes not very far from its Viennese counterpart. Only, the gulasch here is called “red marinated meat”. Nice: the original dim sum und la-mien soup from Sun’s hometown Qiang Tian.
Küche 18, Währingerstraße 18, 1090 Vienna. Mo-Su 10:30 to 23:00. Web


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