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o c t o b e r 14 | 30. - 5.

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"Heya Girls!"
I allow myself to nick half of a slogan (thanks, radio Ö1) und hereby decide: Listen to this week! Why? Because a couple of ladies that are pretty much on the top of my personal “wow!”- list are coming to town. First of all, Azam Ali. The native of Iran does not only -highly successfully- mix old Sufi-lyrics with western dance floor and combine Iranian traditional music with electro- trance. Above all, she sings about the topics that have to be heard in times of insane religious wars and terror: about freedom of expression, the rights of minorities, strong oriental women and about dignity of all people. And on Saturday, Amira Medujanin from Sarajevo will present “Sevdalinke” – Bosnian love songs that are in no way inferior to Portuguese fado. Incredibly sad, but so beautiful!

Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Salam Orient, October 30 + November 1. Web

P.S. You should better hurry up: For only 2 more days you have the chance to win your very personal prince – marvellously painted by Willy Puchner! Here!
Photo: Azam Ali
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 Christian Stangl & Reinhart Francois
Traces – Vienna’s forgotten sides
Good news for those of you who are tired of Sachertorte, Sisi madness and the sugar-sweet touristy sides of Vienna! You now have the chance to discover the city’s gloomy counter side. The photographers Christian Stangl & Reinhart Francois are constantly searching for the „other“ Vienna. On their nocturnal expeditions they captured dark streets, ruined buildings and abandoned corners in their photos. Intensive photos which, from today on, can be admired in Gebietsbetreuung 14 and, in line with the subject, in the display windows of empty shops in Linzer Straße.

Gebietsbetreuung 14, Linzer Straße 61, 1140 Vienna. October 30, 18:30. Free entrance. Web
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Geschwister Pfister: How about, how about…?
Splendid, splendid! The cult trio of singers honours us with their presence. Tonight they will make the Viennese sweat. As usual, they will perform live and surprise the audience with a brand-new show (“Wie wär’s, Wie wär’s?”)! This time the fictional orphans Ursli & Toni Pfister are exploring Italy. They bring along the odd bird Fräulein Schneider, the musically gifted Jo Roloff Trio and tons of Italo-hits and schmaltzy songs. Most of them from the 50s to the 70s. Kitsch at its best! A wild mix of humorous cabaret with music, virtuous entertainment and subtle irony. O soooole mio....

Stadtsaal, Mariahilfer Straße 81, 1060 Vienna. October 30, 20:00. 34,50 - 39,50 €. Web
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Pantelion means „Everything is perfect!“ When it comes to Greek culinary delights, we definitely found a perfect place. The delicatessen- concept store of Ino, Christina & Ioannis is opening the doors to a Greek culinary paradise today. Aficionados of the Hellenic cuisine are invited to celebrate and to savour all those delicacies for free, accompanied by traditional live- music and authentic hospitality. You will come upon selected gourmet food and typical Greek products of handpicked local small- scale manufacturers. Let’s go on holiday!

Pantelion, Burggasse 79, 1070 Vienna. October 30, 19:30. Free entrance. Web
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Halloween Dinner at Palais Coburg
Here we have the chance to enjoy the night to November 1st without blood, but with a due portion of luxury instead. And to uphold the catholic-Irish tradition in an eerily-beautiful candlelight dinner, deep under ground in medieval cellar-vaults. In a mystic-noble atmosphere. 5 courses will ensure breath-holding suspense in a culinary way: “Open your eyes!” Turnips with beetroot infusion. Or: beef tartar with black mayonnaise. A scary-brilliant soundtrack will accompany the menu. To those of you who prefer a more intense nightmare, we warmly recommend the wild Scary-Fest at Ottakringer Brauerei. This is the place where Halloween is celebrated with red beer.

Palais Coburg,
 Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Vienna. October 31, 19:00. menu 66 €. Web Ottakringer Brauerei Web
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It’s quite possible that you will fall into hysteria right now! Today, and only today, the bridal fashion store in the 16th district will sell off individual pieces of the latest collection. It’s called Sample Sale. And you are invited to scream it out into the world joyfully and loooudly! Not-yet-brides, once-again-brides and maybe-brides: Take the plunge! Today, the high-quality dresses only cost between 400 and 900 €. You can choose between artful dresses by Kleemeier, classic ones by LaSposa or embroidered silk dresses by Pronovias. Sound like nicknames. Everyone (except runaway brides) is allowed to try on for 30 minutes. Mega screech ;-)

Vondru, Thaliastrasse 43, 1160 Vienna. October 31, 11:00 - 20:00. Web
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Nightpainting at made by you
Perfect to calm down after an exhausting working week: The do- it- yourself ceramics shop invites to an after- work- special tonight. Instead of late night shopping, we now enjoy ourselves with late night creativity. In a relaxed atmosphere we grab workpieces, paint and brushes. More than 250 different containers and objects are available. And the assortment – ranging from ashtrays to sugar basins - is constantly being updated. You can paint, decorate, glaze and bake your individual piece of art in a single night. Two to four days later it is ready for pick-up. Time to think about Christmas presents…

made by you, Schleifmühlgasse 9, 
1040 Vienna. October 31, until 24:00. Prices from 11,90 €. Web
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David Garrett
Put on your high heels and get dolled up! On his Classic Revolution Tour, the rockstar amongst the virtuoso violinists will stop off in Vienna. His temperamental numbers and sexy acts will cause authentic shouting and cheering. With his unique combination of rock and classic he is enchanting critics and fans alike. His live performance is simply awesome – practical side effect: he is in touching distance. Garrett’s fantastically staged show is full of surprises, like a laser-show, fireworks and even a levitation number. 9 times platinum and 22 times gold obviously work miracles ;-)

Wiener Stadthalle, Roland Rainer Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. November 1, 19:30. 37-148 €. Web
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I admit: Purchasing the glorious vintage pieces of Heide and Ina Holub requires good timing. Well, rarities have to make themselves scarce in some way. The time has come again: Extraschön will open its showroom for 2 days. And sell carefully selected retro-pieces and extravagant accessories at truly low prices. In the flea-market room prices range between only 3 and 18 €! This is why “extraschön” has already been our shop of the week, of course (web). On that note: save the date, tune your schedule and bargain hunt your favourite item!
Extraschön, Kaiserstraße 67, 
1070 Vienna. October 31, 10:00 - 21:00, November 1, 9:00 - 18:00. Web
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Dia de los Muertos
What a lovely concept: According to Mexican faith, the deaths are visiting their dear ones on earth once a year to celebrate a joyful reunion - with music, dance and delicious food. They celebrate the „Día de los Muertos“ on November 1st in a huge public festival. In Vienna, the Mexican festival will take place in the WUK this year. People build up colourful altars and place photos and the favourite dishes of their loved ones on them. Sipping margaritas and tequila they dance in time with South-American rhythms – and the deaths are celebrating with them!

WUK, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna. November 1, 15:00 - 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Esoteric Days
A programme of more than 80 presentations in the Stadthalle provides us with a solid overview of the current esotericism- scene. Whether divination, singing bowls, hypnosis, mental medicine, energetic burning incense, shamanism, kinesiology or mental coaching: lectures are held simultaneously in four presentation rooms. Austria´s most popular cereologist, Günther Scherman, will also be on it. Along with the presentations, Vienna’s largest esotericism fair will organise a trade fair. Vegetarian snacks are waiting for hungry guests.

Esoterik Tage, Stadthalle, Roland Rainer Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. October 31 till November 2. 12 €. Web
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 Madrid, Museo del Prado
Diego Velázquez
Vienna premiere! His figures seem so real and straight that they nearly jump out of the paintings. When looking at the infante “Prince Baltasar Carlos on Horseback”, for example, you might consider running for cover. And, with her big eyes and cherry-red mouth, “Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress” seems to look deeply and directly into the art lovers’ heart. Now the greatest works of the baroque portrait painter are on display in Vienna for the first time. In a comprehensive exhibition, including some works that have never been presented before. Captivating!

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna. Until February 15, 2015. Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00, Thu till 21:00. 14 €. Web
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Tihar – Festival of lights
Tihar is one of Nepal’s most beautiful festivals: It honours goddess Lakshimi, goddess of wealth and luck. On that day, she descends from heaven to earth where a sea of lights shall show her the way into people’s homes. The whole country of Nepal is illuminated by thousands of lights that evening. The Nepalese Restaurant Yak+Yeti (highly recommended!) will bring a drop of this special atmosphere to Vienna tonight. Tihar is celebrated with an opulent buffet of traditional Nepalese dishes. Make a reservation in advance!

Yak + Yeti, Hofmühlgasse 21, 1060 Vienna. November 2, 18:00. Buffet 19 €. Web
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Orange Wine Festival
Since the CitySpotterGirl has recently found her favourite wine, which happens to be an orange one, the Orange Wine Festival today is a must-go. Besides red, white and rosé a fourth colour of wine is now on its way to win hearts in Vienna. Orange wine is produced like red wine, however, using white grapes instead of red ones. This is how it has already been done 5,000 years ago. The colour of the wine is due to its mash fermentatior. Today 80 wine growers are presenting more than 200 orange wines from Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Italy: all of them authentically organic, earthy, additive- free.

MuseumsQuartier, Arena 21, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. November 3, 16:00. 30 €. Web
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Wash your clothes with chestnuts
Chestnut + gherkin jar = detergent? Correctly read! For our next laundry day we just have to shake trees forcefully. If you come to Recycling Kosmos today with a handful of horse chestnuts and a gherkin jar, Helga Pregesbauer will explain you how to make detergents, conditioners or dishwashing detergents out of that stuff. Pregesbauer, who has been doing her laundry that way for years, will provide you with necessary tips concerning preparation, collecting, drying, storing, mashing of chestnuts, durability and hand wash. The class is for free – written instructions included.

Recycling-Kosmos, Ottakringer Straße 63, 1160 Vienna. November 3, 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Chili and the Whalekillers
Extraordinaire avantgarde- pop! In Austria they are hardly known by anyone. In Iceland their hit “Turn” was number 3 in the charts for weeks at the beginning of the year. Leaving behind U2 and Pharrell Williams. Tonight, the alternative band, made up of 5 guys, will finally pop-rock in Vienna. Their (live-performed!) intensive, humorous and - most importantly - danceable songs will entertain the crowds and create party atmosphere. Cheering handsome guys on their charismatic performance. Listening to wonderful lyrics. And jauntily hopping about in step for a while. My dear, life can be so beautiful

Chelsea, Lerchenfelder Gürtel, U-Bahnbögen 29-30, 1080 Vienna. November 3, 21:00. 9 €. Web
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Schwadron – new traces
Around 1900 they were a must-have for people with pride: décor and ceramic tiles of the Viennese label Schwadron. The company doesn’t exist any more. But its unique works do – tracked down and discovered by Tina Zickler in villas and houses in and around Vienna. Tina Zickler searched for traces once again and called for co-searchers. And she did it successfully! The exhibition presents: contemporary and historic photos of 25 (!) newly discovered apartment buildings, Schwadron ovens and fountains, as well as 2 original sculptures of Vienna’s former swimming pool Dianabad! Vernissage takes place tonight.

MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna. November 4, 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Night of Jewellery Art
Vienna is glittering! For one enchanting night, marvellous jewels will decorate the displays of countless artists’ studios, shops and museums. And some female wrists. Around 50 designers and organisers take part in this year’s tour through Vienna’s galleries of jewellery art. Visitors can admire traditional pieces as well as vintage and modern jewels. Students of the school Herbststraße will show their works on the subject “nature”, Susanne Blin will present cool “robots” – rings, fashion and jewellery come together at artup, and Claudia Steiner displays her „urban landscapes“ at Pregenzer.

Nacht der Schmuckkunst, different locations throughout Vienna. 4.11. 15:00 - 24:00. Web
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Sale Neue Wiener Werkstätte
This is what we call generous discounts. Price reductions of up to 70% are granted in Neue Wiener Werkstätte’s autumn sale. The sale continues for about two more weeks and it makes the beautiful furniture and upholstery a whole lot cheaper. And a little portion of chic between our Ikea shelves would definitely be a delight for everyone’s eyes. The products on sale are exhibition pieces and furniture already used in photos. Sofas, beds, tables, shelves: a must for fans of classic modern design and for those who prefer an elegant furnishing style but are not willing to dig deep into their wallet.

Neue Wiener Werkstätte, Theresiengasse 6, 1180 Vienna. Mon-Fri 9:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 15:00. Web
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Mobile Women’s Counselling
Useful: The mobile consulting service of the Women’s Department of the City of Vienna stops off in the Amtshaus Mariahilf today. Experts of any subject give advice on legal issues, divorce and separation, inform about education and professional life, but they also provide assistance for victims of violence and help with the solution of minor and great challenges of everyday life. Everything is for free and, of course, confidential. The awareness of one’s own rights and possibilities is a precondition of a self-determined and independent life of women in Vienna.

Amtshaus Mariahilf, Amerlingstraße 11, 1060 Vienna. November 5, 14:00 - 17:00. Free. Web
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Art Supermarket
Same procedure as every year before Christmas: The art supermarket stops off in Vienna. Prices and fittings are supermarket-like, but the art for sale is original. Until January 24, this temporary store provides us with the opportunity to purchase original artworks priced at 59 - 330 €: drawings, aquarelles, acrylic or oil paintings. More than 5,000 works by national and international contemporary artists are presented, all of them paintings - and for sure no posters or prints! Art lovers can take the unique items home right after purchase. Opening today at 5 pm!

Kunstsupermarkt, Mariahilfer Str. 103 (in the passage), 1060 Vienna. Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00 Uhr. Web
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 Ana Znidar
Diary Day
Love troubles, embarrassing missteps and daydreams: A diary collects them all. Diary Day on November 5th is celebrated with nearly 100 events taking place until the end of the month. Many readings (for example by Thomas Chorherr, former chief editor of Die Presse), but also productive writing-out-one’s-woes-sessions: If your best friend doesn’t have time, you can do it today in the mindwriting-workshop at writers studio or on Friday during Writing Night at the same location. And if you feel like laughing, you should go to TAG and listen to the quirkiest and funniest diary entries by teenagers.

Tagebuchtag, different locations throughout Vienna. From November 5. Web
Shop of the week 
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A halo for everyone who does her shopping here! On each hanger, in each shelf, you will find 100% fair-trade fashion. And I´m talking about fashion with style & charm. The hemp-jute non-design, commonly offered elsewhere, is out of question for shop owner and sunshine Alexandra Haupt and will definitely not find its way into her two-floor boutique. Her own collection for ladies & gents impresses with gorgeous autumn colours and elaborate patterns. Jovial splashes of colour are flashing in between, especially in the accessory collection. An absolute eye-catcher: the hand knitted scarfs of moirai.

Blumenkind, Gumpendorfer Straße 91, 
1060 Vienna. Mon - Wed, Sat 11:00 - 18:00, Thu + Fri 11:00 - 19:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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 Max Neuhold
Hell yeah! Just opened up and already full house. No surprise at all, since it is such a lovely place: stylish looks, nice owners, busy service – and a clever concept. Limoni’s feeds the starving population “Health Food”. Healthy sandwiches, soups, salads and smoothies can be ordered to take away (even at early hours on your way to office) or eaten in. Vegetarian, vegan, with meat – and everything is locally grown or produced: Ingredients with a longer journey than the spinach from Eferding, are checked out carefully. The organic meat comes from Mühlviertel and even the tofu is from Südburgenland.

limoni’s, Josefstädter Straße 73, 1080 Vienna. Mon – Fri 7:30 - 18:30.


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