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"Heya Girls!"
For some time, more and more important, however, mostly unknown historic Viennese women are brought into the limelight. City walks that allow you to follow in the footsteps of women are being organised. Biographies are being researched. Starting Saturday, an exhibition in Mariahilf, for example, is dedicated to the name-giving women for streets and parks in the 6th district. And the Hofmobiliendepot presents a lady who comes from an illustrious family, but led an unusual life: the Red Archduchess. Elisabeth “Erzsi” of Austria, favourite granddaughter of Emperor Franz Josef, married at the age of 19, gave birth to 4 children and got divorced. She changed her political views, fell in love with a social democrat und became the ordinary “Miss Petznek” (photo) in her second marriage. Actor Elisabeth- Joe Harriet uses exhibited furniture in the museum to tell us about the adventurous life of the dedicated social democrat. Indeed: It gradually dawns on us that Vienna has a female history as well. And, on top of that, an enormous one! 

Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Hofmobiliendepot, Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Vienna. From Nov.9. Web Mariahilf. Nov 8.Web

P.S. “Escapism” is the name of the latest collection of art point. On display in a virtual fashion show online!
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Wohn.Fee Showroom
This is really convenient: Vienna’s home stager needs room for new stuff. Empty properties for sure also want to be pimped with the latest trends in furniture & design. This means: The highlights of the last season(s) have to make room. Or, in fewer words: super-sale! Hardly ever used side tables, chairs, stools, lamps and fascinating decorative items are searching for a new home, for ridiculously low prices. Winter specials: great Christmas accessories and Christmas tree decorations! As usual, you can expect a high level of style and taste. For country bumpkins & bobo hangouts.

Wohn.Fee Showroom, Gussenbauergasse 4, 1090 Vienna. November 6+7. Web
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  Stefan Oláh, Verlag Anton Pustet
Lia Wolf Cabinett
Expect the unexpected. Lia Wolf is back! In April she closed down her renowned bookstore for photography & design in Bäckerstraße. Now she opens a „Cabinett“. Of course, she starts with a fabulous exhibition: „Museumsdepots – Inside the Museum Storage“. Stefan Olah presents large-format prints of mysterious places. Where everything is possible. And where surprises happen. Just as in the store: new ideas, artistic communication, interesting programme. Only the exceptional wide choice of books and expertise will continue in the same old way.

Lia Wolf Cabinett, Sonnenfelsgasse 3/2a, 1010 Vienna. November 6, 18:30. Web
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Cheese maker Marlene Günther
She studied organic agriculture in Vienna – and thereby fell in love with cheese making. Since this can be better done in the countryside, power woman Marlene Günther left the city behind. And spent her first summer on alpine pastures. She became inflamed with passion, since then, she only moves forward: She studied the culture of mountain dwellers in the Peruvian Andes and East African organic farming in Uganda. This is what she is going to talk about in the club alpha tonight. But not only about how to make cheese out of milk. The mountain nomad will also bring along some homemade pieces to taste.

Club alpha, Stubenbastei 12/14, 1010 Vienna. November 6, 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Cornelius Schaper
Dance Box – Private Dancer
I’m your private dancer, a dancer for money, I’ll do what you want me to do – Tina Turner’s lyrics are coming true this week in the heart of Resselpark! A sort of jukebox, big enough for you to enter, will be placed here for 3 days. The performance duo Tümay Kilincel & Jungyun Bae is waiting inside to perform a dance chosen by the visitor – in a private live show. After all, the enjoyment only costs 2 €. Admittedly, the show is not completely „private“ – the gig is filmed and shown online. Crazy!

U-Bahn exit Resselpark, 1040 Vienna. November 5-7, 17:00-21:00. 2 €. Web
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Open House: Colour Light Room
This is not for plain Janes! One day long, colour and light therapist Gabrielle Buresch Teichmann lets us have a look at her colour charts. In her new studio, she explains what red, blue & green are capable of: influencing our feelings, working off stress, emphasizing our personality. Have a free drink and snacks and discover your individual good vibrations. And take along some useful colour tips for your home & office. Plus, you can try out high-tech: deep relaxation on a sound lounger. Or drift away in visual worlds under the Monocrom Color Dome.

Farbe Licht Raum, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 84/12, 1030 Vienna. November 7, 15:00-18:30 . Web
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It’s time to hum, to hiss, to warble, to drone and to blare. Nuschin Vossoughi, director of the “Theater am Spittelberg“ invites to the a-capella festival Voicemania. Balcanto will start off the festival in the city centre. For one afternoon, artists will croon divinely from the balconies of the inner city: from the female ensemble Academy Capella from Vienna to Tiharea from Madagascar. This is going to be a kind of sound course for passers-by, whetting appetite for a whole series of smashing concerts in the next weeks. Free entrance!

Balcanto, different locations. November 7, from 14:00. Free entrance. Web
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Vienna Truffle Market
The truffle prince and his white queen! No, this is not a fairy tale, but the story of Thomas Edlinger and the precious tuber. The restaurant proprietor, celebrity chef and author is dedicated to exactly this culinary issue: truffles. Edlinger is now opening an authentic truffle market in front of his restaurant “Pan e Giardin” for everyone who is equally addicted to the stuff. Exchange recipes, taste and buy: Rarities from Piedmont and from Croatia, wild boar sausage with truffle, truffled honey, salsa tartufata or truffled butter. Well then, Buon appetito!

Pan e Giardin, Strohgasse (opposite No. 16), 1030 Vienna. November 8, 15, 22, 11:00 - 17:00. Web
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Pam Ann
It’s a safe bet that she is the most shameless airhostess between heaven and earth. At the end of her Europe tour she will touch down in Vienna. Pam Ann shoves her trolley like no other, is always tremendously busy and simply asks the question “Coffee, tea or me?”. Let’s wait for the story she is making up. She is sadistic, wicked and rather vulgar – but her audience all over the world loves her wit that is rather near the knuckle. Ready for take off? By the way: the show at Stadtsaal is for over 18s only and will be held in English.

Stadtsaal, Mariahilfer Straße 81, 1060 Vienna. November 8, 20:00. 32,50 €. Web
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 Niely Hoetsch
1st Wedding Walk
The ultimate luxury for brides! What earlier required weeks of orientation & organisation, can now be done in the twinkling of an eye. The who is who of the most exclusive wedding service providers present their latest trends: from cakes to wedding dresses and jewellery to honey moon. 28 selected exhibitors for all your important and detailed wedding dreams will be present on 5 locations in the 1st district. For example: Niely Hoetsch with dream hair accessories. Michel Mayer with his princess dresses. Or Fox on the Rocks with personalised jewellery.

Route between Kärntnerstraße and Stephansdom, 1010 Vienna. November 8, 10:00-18:00. Route online
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Shopping Exchange Fever
A perfect Sunday for bargain hunters! Two flea markets are waiting for you to rummage: in Gumpendorfer Straße you can exchange or buy clothes, bags & shoes for a good cause. And help homeless people of the Gruft getting warm through winter. Just bring 2 objects with you or hire a stand. Homemade snacks, healthy smoothies &music will ensure a cosy and good atmosphere. Voluntary donations are welcome! More vintage & fashion can be discovered at the much-loved “Lieblingsflohmarkt”, this time taking place at the 25Hours Hotel.

Studio 67, Gumpendorfer Strasse 67, 1060 Vienna. November 9, 11:00 - 19:00. Web 25Hours Hotel, 1070 Vienna. 12:00 -18:00. Web
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 Stefan Franke
Vienna arouses
Sigmund Freud would have been delighted. It’s about love, sex & eroticism: Nina Bauernfeind reads out historic, bizarre and hot episodes of Vienna between 1780 and 1913. And she grants unusual insights into the old, obscure Vienna. She tells about the maid with the gentleman, the soldier with the young baroness and about the evidence that the back of a girl’s head is indicative of her lust. Her references: newspaper articles, secret letters and etiquette guides of the Belle Epoque. Takes place on a Sunday morning in a cafe ;-) With musical entertainment, by the way.

Cafe Korb, 
Brandstätte 9, 1010 Vienna. November 9, 11:00. 10 €. Web
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Book Sunday
Reading is an adventure inside your head. Herbert Bauer’s exceptional book fair can also be called an adventure. He has been collecting antique treasures since 18 (!) years and organises a nice market at the VHS once a year. This year, 25 private exhibitors & small-scale enterprises expose for sale their bibliophilic rarities, historic books and nice paper antiques. A true treasure trove! Modern bookworms plunge into the digital world of books, just a few doors further. In a 2-hour-workshop Jolantha Belik will teach you everything you have to know about e-books and e-reader.

VHS Hietzing, Hofwiesengasse 48, 1130 Vienna. November 9, 10:00-16:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Sarah Haas
Clara Luzia
The documentary „Oh yeah, she performs!“ was the beginning of a great love for her. Or rather for her music. Now fans and everyone wanting to become a fan of Fräulein Humpel have the chance to see her live. She is going to perform songs of her latest CD “We Are Fish” – with 100% music in her blood. The songs are louder and more powerful than her previous ones - a true advantage when it comes to dancing! She still sings about the existential in life, for example about failures in “The Fall” or about overcoming one’s weaker self in “The menace is my head”. The equally charming Heidi Happy & Band will act as support band!

Stadtsaal, Mariahilfer Straße 81, 1060 Vienna. November 10, 20:00. 22,50 €. Web
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Sax closes
Be prepared for a sad story. One of Vienna’s most beautiful stationery stores shuts up shop! And those of you, who ever entered Sax’s wonderful world of paper in Neubaugasse, know what we will miss in future: handmade uncoated paper from Nepal, exquisite French greeting cards, finest leather goods and very special gift ideas. If you want to snatch a memento, you have to hurry up. On November 29, the almost 100-year-old Viennese institution will be history. Until then, you can benefit from a 30% discount on the entire assortment. In the flea market corner even up to 50%. Adieu!

Sax, Neubaugasse 34, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-17:00. Web
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My & Your Shirt
Sybille Gieselmann paints everyday objects. And she tells thrilling and thoughtful stories about apparently banal things. Following chairs and forks, she is now keen on ordinary shirts. Some of them are fluttering, others crinkled or tight-fitting. Viewers are free to read their own thoughts into and out of the paintings. However, they surely have to do with power games, relationships and trial of strength. Vernissage is celebrated today! With a shirt-inspired Sartori cake by artist Petra Bacher. And proper Gerald Pahr shirts for sale.

Hotel Altstadt Vienna, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna. November 10, 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Open Air Dance Palace
Boom! Vienna is going to be the biggest dance hall of the world today. The Viennese Dance Schools are turning the city into a cheerful open-air dance hall: As you all know, carnival starts on November 11, 11 minutes past 11 am – and herewith starts ball season, which will be opened with a public dance performance at Graben, under the tutelage of dance instructors, of course. Besides the traditional Fledermaus quadrille, Viennese waltz and galop will also be part of the programme. Everyone is invited to participate, no matter whether beginner or professional dancer, single or couple.

Am Graben, 1010 Vienna. November 11, 11:00. Free entrance. Web 
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 miss lillys hats
Diva Concept-Store
Yet again a pop-up! The temporary boutique of the fashion magazine Diva: Selected fashion designers from Austria and the rest of the world, who don’t have their own store and usually only offer their pieces online or at their studios, are assembling in the boutique for five days. Today is soft opening – which means stress-free trying on & shopping. The official opening party is thrown on November 12. On sale: incredibly beautiful floral hair accessories by missy lillys hats. Femme Maison’s classic-sexy women’s collections. Luxury bags by Serapian from Milan.

Saal, Wollzeile 1, 1010 Vienna. November 11-15, 12:00-18:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Caroline Ertl
Jewellery Workshop
Participation! Is a huge priority in the Women’s Weeks in Mariahilf. Creativity in this case as well: In the jewellery workshop of the studio StossimHimmel, two award-winning goldsmiths show you how to produce your own showpiece. Take a soldering iron and go for it! In three hours you can craft earrings, pendants and other sparkling pieces. Under the guidance of experts, naturally. They will also provide you with short instructions in bending, sawing and soldering. Participation & tools are free! One gram of silver costs 1,50 €.

Bezirksvorstehung Mariahilf, Amerlingstraße 11, 1060 Vienna. November 11, 13:30. Please register. Web
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Pop-Up Store time4africa
Africa meets Dirndl! Where? In the pop-up store at the Hotel The Ring where designer Imma Baumgartner is going to present her collection time4africa today: colourful Dirndl creations made of African fabrics combined with traditional Austrian styles. The designer was inspired by her trips through Africa where she selected the fabrics herself on markets and packed them into her suitcase right away. Today you can just browse around, shop or order a made- to- measure piece. Shopping mood and urgent travel bug are guaranteed!

The Ring, Kärtner Ring 8, 1010 Vienna. November 12, 14:00 - 21:00. Free entrance. Web 
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 Bettina Frenzel
Three friends, fortysomething and all of them are prisoners of the constraints of our modern social system. Former catering boss Holger Holz is unemployed and his workaholic wife Anne noticeably takes up his time. And the overworked sculptor Pierre Pilz eventually has to finish his sculpture series “X-friends”. To get over the stressful daily routine, the three of them start to omit words in order to make good for the lost time. The result: a grotesque witty theatre play by Felicia Zeller, chosen as the best play of the year 2013.

Kosmostheater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. till November 22, Wed – Sat 20:00. 18 €. Web
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Pop-Up „Goldener Hirsch“ at Imperial
Well, a pop-up is nothing unusual, since they seem to spring up like mushrooms. But this one is. During the Salzburg Festival, Viennese gourmets enjoy dining at the restaurant “Zum Goldenen Hirschen” in Salzburg. However, today, Salzburg’s top chefs are heading to Vienna and settle at Imperial. In their luggage: Salzburger Nockerl and other regional delicacies. They even created a special menu: “Pork on a stone” meets “autumn salad with sauté hare”. And “Attersee zander filet” meets “Rigo-Jancsi” with spice pear. You don’t have to understand the latter, but you definitely have to try it.

Restaurant Opus, Kärntner Ring 16, 1010 Vienna. November 12+13, 18:00. Web
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The Vienna Globe
3 ladies open up a concept store. So far, so good. What is more than impressing: The former Red Cross staff members support international artists with migrant background. They fund a number of social projects. And they have good taste, as represented by the mix of fashion, home décor & art offered in their shop: hand-sewed corsages by Segolene Witt, Bulgarian interior design and Turkish textile art. Soon, there will also be a small gastronomy corner serving homemade food, also to take-away. Opening is on November 15, but rubbernecks can already check out the place.

The Vienna Globe, Zieglergasse 65 , 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 10:00-18:30, Sat 10:30-17:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Burgtheater Kantine
We all already passed it a thousand times, that’s true, but still: This is a top-secret insiders’ tip. Firstly: one has to know how to get into the Burgtheater-Kantine (clandestine entrance in the side wing, vis-a-vis the petrol station, pass the porter, he will help you). Secondly: the cheapest lunch menu in town, two courses for less than five euros! We do not only love the honest, tasty cooking (liver dumplings in beef broth, Styrian stewed meat with vegetables and fresh horseradish), but also the fact that two tables are reserved for the Burgtheater. Lunch with theatre celebs! More lunch tips: in our new book!

Burgtheater side wing, Löwelstraße 1, entrance Josef-Meinrad-Platz, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 7:00 - 18:00. Web


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