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o c t o b e r 14 | 23. - 29.

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"Heya Girls!"
Since I´ve been living within spitting distance of Kettenbrückengasse, I have discovered the Chinese Vienna. With a bookstore, hair stylist, travelling agency, mobile phone shop and lots of supermarkets. No wonder, since half of the 30,000 expatriate Chinese are living in Vienna. But who really knows the “Chinese Vienna”? One lady does, for sure: Fariba Mosleh has just published the first book about the Chinese community in Vienna, titled “Vienna Chinatown INvisible“. The book tracks down Chinatown-like streets, casts a glance at Austro-Chinese newspapers, explores Chinese women´s leisure time and portrays the Chinese New Year´s concert. Extremely fascinating and entertaining. On Tuesday, she will present her book in the Wien Museum and show us a completely new facet of our town. CitySpotting at its finest ;-)

Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Wien Museum, Karsplatz, 1040 Vienna. October 28, 18:30. Free entrance. Web

P.S. On our webportal you can win prince paintings by Willy Puchner and goodie bags to the Ben Affleck film „Gone Girl”! Here
Photo: Präsens Verlag
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 Jaschke © Belvedere, Wien
Looking at Monet
Colourful flowergardens, impressive portraits – brushed onto the canvas in unique impressionist-style. These are the trademarks of the French painter Claude Monet. His celebrated pictures already circulated in Vienna around the year 1900 and became a source of inspiration for local artists. A new exhibition in the Belvedere assembles the French exceptional painter´s works that were on display in Vienna back then and presents them together with Austrian artists´ paintings of that period. Monet´s water lilies are back in Vienna. Right next to Gustav Klimt and Jaschke.

Orangerie im Unteren Belvedere, Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna. Till February 8. 11 €. Web
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A bit of porno, fetish & sex. What else do men need to survive their later- life- crisis? The performer collective Superamas presents us with a bittersweet comedy on this subject, reflecting on male identity and abysses of the 21st century. In the play, the crisis is embedded in the fictional start- up enterprise “SuperamaX”. As staff members, the artists are searching for their limits to overstep them in a creative way. An evening of performance, dance, installation art and music. Fasten your seatbelts! It´s going to be intellectual, utopian and a bit crazy!

Tanzquartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. October 23, 20:30. 18 €. Web
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 Christiane Spatt
That´s an interesting journey through the ages: Prehistoric idols and 20 contemporary artists get to the bottom of perspectives and counterdrafts of female identity. Sabine Groschup anatomises towelling bathing gowns in the context of physicality and fashion. Christiane Spatt questions female fears and desires. And in her work „La belle Irene“, she displays an all- over tattooed female back. Besides, clay figures of the early period reflect the worship of femininity, meandering between fertility, eroticism and women´s central role in society.

Künstlerhaus Wien, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage October 23, 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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My home, my castle. Before we fall into winter dormancy, let´s pretty up our homes! New vintage outfits for your home are offered at the Guerilla pop- up today: nostalgic desks of the 1960s, perfectly suitable for writing love letters. Precious entrance hall cabinets for notes, keys or lipsticks. Plus: a huge selection of stools, cushions and pillows. For your kitchen bench seat, divan, floor and of course for a cheerful pillow fight. And, best of all: the exquisite retro style furniture and vintage living accessories only cost between 2 and 25 €!

Blechturm 25, Blechturmgasse 23-27, 1050 Vienna. October 24, 17:00 - 20:00. Web
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Hedy Lamarr Lecture & Brunch
Hollywood legend, actor, engineering genius. And inventor of the frequency hopping system which mobiles and bluetooth are based on. The Viennese changed her role like none other. To her honour, her 100th birthday is celebrated with the Hedy Lamarr Lectures, dealing with the consequences of new communication technologies. And today: the Hedy Lamarr brunch with a film documentation, theatre and an interesting panel discussion with Adele Neuhauser debating about strong women and her role in film and technology. Both events are for free!

Akademie der Wissenschaften, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Vienna. October 23+24. Please register! Web
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The 30 smartest rappers
Come on, girls, let´s chase boys! Fluc_Wanne presents Austria´s smartest rappers and provides us with a treat for our ears and for our eyes in one go. To keep us from getting bored, each artist will only perform one single track, which means (male) highlights at 5-minute intervals. DJ Testa will be on the turntables, supported by live instruments – and the very best of the whole spectacle: All proceeds will be donated to Ute Bock´s refugee relief project. Another reason to be delighted to stop by ;-)

Fluc_Wanne, Praterstern 5, 1020 Vienna. October 24, 22:00. 10 € . Web
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Naked Kitchen – The Dinner Experience
Vienna premiere! On exactly two days trendsetters now have the chance to dine extraordinarily. The legendary culinary pop-up event “Naked Kitchen” is in town. While all details are still kept top secret, the CitySpotterGirl already knows the name of the gourmet chef: Walter Triebl, winner of the award “Junger Wilder 2014” is going to serve the 4-course-menu “water – meadow - forest – safe”. What´s hidden in the forest? Fawn, chestnuts, pistachios and stones. But, pssst! Don´t tell anybody! Dinner will take place in a small group in a trendy secret location that will not be announced until registration. Sounds a little bit like James Bond…

Meeting point: announced after registration, Vienna. October 24+25. 19:30. 75/95 €. Web
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WinterQuartier, FashionQuartier – and now also BookQuartier! This book fair for small-scale and independent publishers is taking place for the second time this weekend in MuseumsQuartier, or rather in Arena21 and in Ovalhalle. The exhibitors come from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. More than 80 of them will be around. So we can buy plenty of page-turners! Plus: during those two days, readings and signing sessions will be hold at half-hour intervals. Paulus Manker will present his book „Enttarnung eines Helden“ and CitySpotterGirl staff member Daniela Emminger will read out of her new novel “Schwund”.
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. October 26+27, 10:00 - 20:00. Free entrance. Web
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Cake Pop Bakery
Yummy! Julia and Sonja of Julie Pop Bakery, famous for their sweet and stylish creations, enter a new field: In their first book mum and daughter present 25 charming cake-pop variations to try out yourself and to fall in love with. Step by step, in an understandable way for cake-pop laywomen as well as for expert confectioners, they explain how to create subjects with great attention to the detail – from little mice to maki - out of basic dough and a wooden stick. Or how to design your own pop-cakes. And, of course, this useful introduction is available at the book presentation. Participating and tasting included!

Babette’s, Schleifmühlgasse 17, 1040 Vienna. October 25, 11:00. Free entrance. Web
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Earlier, the CitySpotterGirl used to hand in her tax declaration there. Now the old tax office is the location of a big autumn sale! For 3 days, 3000 designer bargains presented on 500 m2 are waiting for prospective wearers. Felicitas Kruse rummaged through the stores of 20 local fashion designers. And collected the most gorgeous pieces of last year´s autumn/winter collection. Clothes, accessories and jewellery for women and men are reduced up to 70%: from trendy labels like Tiberius, pitour, Wiener Konfektion, MILK or modus Vivendi. “Die Süße” will provide you with culinary highlights.

former Finanzamt, Kriehubergasse 24-26, 1050 Vienna. October 24-26. Free entrance. Web
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Fair “Ideenwelt”
Yes, even Vienna has a fair for creative folks! Sewing, knitting, arts and crafts: handicraft is absolutely in vogue. For four days, 60 exhibitors will present established and innovative materials, techniques and tricks, accompanying the boom. Fancy fabrics for sewing addicts, shimmery pearls to thread, different wools and any kind of accessories. Numerous workshops will teach you how to dye fabrics, do handicrafts with pearls or how to design your own clothes. And since Xmas is approaching, you can also make small gift cards with scrapbooking technique.

Messe Wien, entrance at Halle D, Trabrennstraße 7, 1020 Vienna. October 23-26. 12 €. Web
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Pumpkin festival in „am Himmel“
We hope for good weather at the weekend. Because pumpkin farmers from Styria are coming to Vienna. Up in “am Himmel”, in the meadow between “Oktogon” and “Lebensbaumkreis”, the Styrians will present every possible culinary delight of the epicurean regions of Styria and we will have the pleasure to savour all those culinary highlights, such as pumpkin soup, pumpkin side dishes, strudel, pumpkin seed oil, runner beans, Schilcher wines, Schilcher must or the specialty ham “Vulkanlandschinken”. Of course, you can also buy all those goodies (jam!) - or start carving your halloween pumpkin.

Am Himmel, Himmelstraße, 1190 Vienna. October 25-26, 10:00 - 18:00 Uhr. Free entrance. Web
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 Sebastian Reich
Petra Hartlieb
She already drafted great book-tips for the CitySpotterGirl (here). Tonight she is going to read from her own book: A true story that began in 2001 and since then completely changed her life. During a holiday in Vienna, the former successful PR-lady and literature critic fell in love with a closed book store, chucked in her job overnight and hastily changed her residence. And she reopened the store. In a talk with David Schalko she describes how her beloved store became the living room of her family. And a popular place to go for Vienna´s bookworms. No risk, no glory!

Hauptbücherei am Gürtel, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna. October 27. 19:00. Free entrance. Web 
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The anger of Eleonore Batthyany
She was one of the most powerful women at the male-dominated court in the early 18th century. He was a denunciated prince who fell victim of a political intrigue. Almost. Because the charismatic “Lori” spied a bit. And so she got the decisive documents to prove Prince Eugene´s innocence to the Emperor. He regained his fame and his position. And he was sealed to her beloved for all eternity. In Erwin Riess´ play “Der Zorn der Eleonore Batthyany” – performed on the original scene of their secret meetings, the Winterpalais – Johanna Orsini- Rosenberg as “Lori” takes stock of their passionate relationship.

Winterpalais, Himmelpfortgasse 8, 1010 Vienna. October 27, 19:00. 20 €. Web
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Hypotopia town of a billion inhabitants
Rescuing Hypo Alpe-Adria cost us tax payers 19 billion Euros (until now). With all its zeroes, this amount is just an abstract number that doesn´t mean anything to us. Now, a group of TU students decided to demonstrate what one could do with 19 billion: building a complete well-planned town for 100,000 inhabitants, infrastructure, energy supply and education campus included. To realise the financial disaster caused by Hypo, students built up “Hypotopia” as a model town in front of Karlskirche. Brilliant idea, definitely a must see!

Karlsplatz, pond in front of Karlskirche, 1040 Vienna. Till October 31, daily. Free entrance. Web
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S. Pöchacker: New tenants wanted!
She is mad about laughing. And her laughter is contagious, as it is regularly proven in the ORF-show „Was gibt es Neues?“. And now in her new theatre play – an explosive combination of cabaret and improvisation. Centrepiece of the hilarious play: a true real estate ad selected by the audience itself on the evening of the performance. Susanne Pöchhacker and four other actors then use the ad to develop a humoristic play. And to liven things up! And the empty property all of a sudden fills with funny stories of chapters of life, invented previous tenants and imagined future tenants.

Aera, Gonzagagasse 11, 1010 Vienna. October 28, 19:00. 14 €. Web
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 Natascha Auenhammer
eyes on – month of photography
In November, photo madness will break out in Vienna. Cause: 175 years of photography. Consequence: 175 exhibitions in museums and off-spaces throughout the city. And every day a new place will open its doors! Starting today: „Vienna Windows – Display under Construction“ promises quirky insights into the display windows of local commercial enterprises. From November 7, „Popcap 14“: an open-air exhibition of contemporary African photography. And from November 15 Natascha Auenhammer will bring back summer with her impressionist photographic works. Ladies, open your eyes!

Eyes on, different locations throughout Vienna. October 28–November 30. Free entrance. Web
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Qigong on a salty beach
Qigong meeting salty air is a guarantee for pure relaxation. Today you ladies have the opportunity to try out this unusual mix and to experience the curative combination of real sea salt and a special form of lung Qigong. Instructor Gregor Chaloupka teaches soft relaxation techniques and powerful concentration exercises in the cleansing atmosphere of a salt cave. Accompanied by light-therapy and calming sounds your body will charge with new energy. Supports the treating of colds, sleeping disorders and asthma – and it is an ideal escape for cold days.

Salzquelle, Seilerstätte 15, 1010 Vienna. October 28, 19:00. 29 €. Web
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Haunted houses in Vienna
Gabriele Lukacs´ latest book presentation is going to be rather scary. The writing tourist guide loves strolling about in Vienna´s mysterious cellars, ruins and crypts in search of vampires, witches and cutthroats. If the old stories are to be believed, not Transylvania is the cradle of bloodsuckers, but Vienna. No wonder that her newest book “Gruselhäuser” displays the abysses of Vienna, once inhabited by bloodsucking countesses and a vampire hunter who left marks in the Danube metropolis that are visible until today.

Thalia, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2a, 1030 Vienna. October 29, 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Marija Jociüte
Name: Sophie Scholl
This has never happened before: A theatre play in the „Großer Schwurgerichtssaal“ of the Landesgericht Wien! However, this is the location where heroine Sophie Scholl, the woman behind the heroine and the question of the way one prefers to live will be in the limelight tonight. 70 years after the trial of „Die Weiße Rose“, author Rike Reiniger takes a young law student to court – Name: Sophie Scholl. Shortly before her graduation the student is involved in a case of examination cheating and has to stand trial herself. This raises a question: What is more important, personal future or moral courage?

Großer Schwurgerichtssaal, Frankhplatz 1, 1080 Vienna. October 29, 19:30. 14 €. Web 
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 Stephanie Hofschlaeger/
Young Entrepreneurs Day
Start- ups, watch out! If you are dreaming of your own enterprise, Messe Wien is your place to be today. Under the slogan “Start with know-how” the Young Entrepreneurs Day offers free tips and advice on the formation and acquisition of an enterprise. Experts support you with their knowledge, workshops provide an insight into practice: from business plans to accounting tips, from knowledge of the industry to taxes – feel free to ask for advice. Know-how is important, and so is proper networking: The event is also useful to expand contacts!
Messe Wien, Congress Center, Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. October 29, 8:30 - 17:30. Free entrance. Web
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Shop of the week 
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Favoritenstraße in the 11th district has not really been famous for stylish shops and trendy design. Until now. Quite recently the first Tiger store in Austria opened its doors there. It will delight bargain hunters with a very broad spectrum of pretty stuff and unconventional gift ideas: cooking utensils, office articles and lovely boxes. Most importantly, people will love the Copenhagen shop concept because of its really (!) low prices. Charming heart-shaped sponges which make cleaning be a pleasure, can be purchased for just 1 €, knitted owl-purses for 3 €.

Tiger, Favoritenstrasse 85, 
1100 Vienna. Mon-Fri 9:00 - 19:00, Sat 9:00 - 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Pretty white furniture, laid-back black-and-white photos and a huge white counter in the middle: The bistro near Rathaus looks tempting! Sadri Turki and Karin Timmel opened a Creperie, exactly how it should be. Friendly, attractive, cosy. The menu is full of tasty galettes (savoury crepes made of buckwheat dough) and classic sweet crepes with loads of different fillings: goat cheese and honey, shrimps and avocado or the traditional one with ham, emmental and egg. And every second Friday they serve mussels – Moules & Frites!

Variation, Stadiongasse 5, 1010 Vienna. Mon – Sat 11:00 - 23:00. Web


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