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d e c e m b e r 14 | 11. - 17.

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"Heya Girls!"
The time has come again: Vienna seems to consist of designer Christmas markets only. My mailbox is overflowing with announcements, I’m losing track and I’m heading for my usual pre-Christmas panic. There is only one solution: taking a deep breath and making out a list. Lo and behold, suddenly two really nice markets are emerging. “Die Weiberei” is the first Viennese market for women’s design only – 25 female designers are displaying their creations. YVLA, Kind Rebels and the fashion design collective Modefication provide for fashion, besides there will also be jewellery, accessories and of course, culinary delights. Those preferring a more international atmosphere may wander into the 9th district. The World Art Christmas Bazaar offers tubby papier-mâché angels from Mexico, delicate textiles from Egypt, hand-painted trays and exotic Hmong bags from Northern Thailand. Craftwork from Africa, Asia and Latin America which you won’t find at any other place. So that you won’t, like me, lose track, you’ll find a practical list of the most beautiful markets on the web-portal.
Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl
ega, Windmühlgasse 26, 1060 Vienna. Dec 13. Web
Fortuna Galerie, 1090 Vienna. Until Dec 24. Web
P.S. The CitySpotterGirl raffles off designer sewing courses! Here
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Gablonz Jewellery & Decoration Party
We’d love nothing better than to wear the hand-made snow crystals and sparkling ornaments ourselves. In this case, however, the Austrian traditional fashion jewellery and decorations manufactory thought of Christmas trees. Tonight, we can admire and purchase the precious Xmas decorations – in many different forms, styles and colours, made of glass, metal and Swarovski stones! Santa Claus, watch out: You’ll find loads of necklaces, earrings and charms – ideal as gifts or to treat yourself. So that the Christmas trees are not the only ones sparkling ;-)
kaffeekontor, Strozzigasse 11, 1080 Vienna. December 11, 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Markus Mue
The wonderful catchy tune “Ohne das Meer” alone is reason enough to go to the Konzerthaus tonight when Tini Trampler is lively performing her hits to combat winter depressions (listen: here) The Playbackdolls around the versatile chanteuse Tini Trampler and the multi-talented electronic Stephan Sperlich honour the series “Local Heroes” with refreshing non-mainstream pop and danceable numbers of their immense music collection. What luck that the chairs in the Konzerthaus will be removed tonight! There will be standing room only – hip shakes allowed!
Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. December 11, 21:00. 20 €. Web
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The VinziRast-Collection
Presents that look cool and make sense: Today and tomorrow the VinziRast offers truly beautiful unique items of jute – casual seat cushions, colourful tablecloths, the VinziKistl, reusable gift bags and stylish pillows. The hand-made decoration items were made by 12 homeless people of the project Vinzi Chance – of trendy coffee-jute-materials from Julius Meinl! Enjoy Christmas punch and homemade biscuits in the atmospheric courtyard! The collection items don’t wear price tags, they are available for voluntary donations.
VinziRast-mittendrin, Währinger Straße 19, 1090 Vienna. December 11+12, 10:00-17:00. Voluntary donations. Web
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Mr Hermes „The lowest 10,000“
The cult entertainer of “Willkommen Österreich“ has been examining the country’s downs and depths for 7 years. Always hunting real heroes. Tonight’s film and show event will present the droll alpha males and quirky would-be stars that appeared in front of his shotgun, sorry, lens. Sometimes comical, sometimes incredible, often absurd, but also touching. And many gems who have not yet found their way into TV: like Austria’s smallest ludo tournament. A “best-of” with the master of humour!

Kabarett Niedermair, Lenaugasse 1, 1080 Vienna. December 12, 22:00. 19 €. Web
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 C. Stiglbauer
The Taste of Lower Austria
A Christmas market of the gourmet section. For two days, the air in Herrengasse will be heavy with the scent of bacon, dumplings and hot cider, when the Palais Niederösterreich turns into a blue-and-yellow speciality kitchen. Visitors can choose from hundreds of lower Austrian delicacies and rarities, taste and buy. 60 producers will offer their specialities. You can also admire traditional handicraft, such as lace-making, glass painting, basket-weaving and woodturning. Isn’t it convenient when the countryside comes to town? ;-)
Palais Niederösterreich, Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna. December 12 + 13, 10:00-21:00. Free entrance. Web
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Christmas-Sale: Lilu Bags
The funny, light and hand-sewed Lilu bags have long become a household name to trendy shopping queens. Since very recently, Suzy Löscher also wraps beautiful old chairs in textile covers. Today is sale – up to 50% off on individual items! Plus: if you buy a Lilu bag, you will receive a voucher for a woman-photo shooting with Emese Benkö on top! And she knows how to show women at their best in a photo. Also in the sale: sexy outfits by fashion designer Yara-Yvon Bertassi with seductive glitter bodysuits and elegant costumes.
Galerie contraMass, Neustiftgasse 33, 1070 Vienna. December 12, 15:00-21:00. Web
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lila Flea Market
Supersize collars and XXL-hoods, patterns and bows. Lisi Lang bridged the modish gap between urban chic and casual look. The result looks amazing and is offered at very special prices today: Prototypes, show- outfits and samples are sold off, plus: special edition collections, bargain boxes, warehouse outlet and new accessories. A colourful lila mixture. The sale takes place in the trendy Hotel am Brillantengrund. Shopping queens who get tired may treat themselves with punch and Philippine Pinoy food, cupcakes and cakes. 
Hotel am Brillantengrund, Bandgasse 4, 1070 Vienna. December 13, 10:00-18:00. Web
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Day of Wishes
A gift to everyone who still has wishes: A whole team of “wish-animateurs” accompanies wishing people through their day: The experts of the coaching atelier “Die lila Couch” demonstrate how to drive forth one’s wishes, how to create ideals, how to write wish lists and how to express wishes. Mediation, creative writing, coaching, designing of wish cards and wish-soul-collages help participants to work on their dreams and aims – to let opportunities come true. The full day only costs 15 €, registration required!
Die lila Couch, Gersthofer Straße 103, 1180 Vienna. December 13, 10:00-18:00. 15 €. Web 
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 Madame Baheux, Igor Ripak
Finale: Austrian World Music Awards 2014
Task for today: Cheering! Tonight is the grand finale of one of the largest local music-awards. And the competition drew large crowds: 150 Austrian musicians and bands applied and caused sleepless nights to the independent jury. Tonight, the remaining 6 top finalists will exhibit their musical talent. Here are the names of the singers and bands that will rock the stage: Black Market Tune, Edith Lettner & African Jazz Spirit, Mereneu Project, Salah Ammo und Peter Gabis, Sormeh. And – the CitySpotterGirl’s top favourite – the ladies combo Madame Baheux! Music with world potential!
Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. December 13, 19:30. 15 €. Web
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Night-Shopping in Aurin Spaceland
We ladies might feel like Alice in Wonderland in Nura Kassoume’s shop. Or like a hitchhiker to the galaxy. The lively boutique sells fashion as well as extravagant accessories, hammocks and shoes of the Kuna Indians. And, most notably: All pieces are sustainably produced, from organic materials – and stylish on top! The atmosphere at the night-shopping will be almost extra-terrestrially relaxed. Just a few steps away from busy Mariahü we have the chance to rummage without any hurry: 10% off on fashion, delicious punch, mulled wine and snacks.
Aurin Spaceland, Kirchengasse 25, 1070 Vienna. December 13, 18:00-22:00. Web
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Artists Wrap Your Presents
It has already happened that the presentees didn’t want to open their parcels. This may be due to the extraordinarily creative and original look of the presents that are wrapped by young artists until December 23. For a cost contribution of 1.50€ the creative heads get to work in a different location in and around Westbahnstraße each day. Today, we can take our presents to Toma Tu Tiempo and have them wrapped in recycled materials, such as wood wool, egg cartons, CD-covers and remnants. Yes, wrapping does matter!
Different shops in Kaiser-, Ziegler- and Westbahnstraße, 1070 Vienna. Until December 23. Web 
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Makers Market + Arts and Crafts Market
The concentration of Christmas shopping markets is extremely high this weekend. This is why we want to provide you with two tips that step out of line. The Makers Market is a hotspot for creative artisans, do-it-yourselfer and designer: the label goodone, which does creative furniture upcycling, Wundertüte with fair trade shirts printed with tattoo motives of indigenous people, Katokami with old paper crafts. And an arts and crafts market with (hobby) artists from the neighbourhood will take place in the Fuhrmannhaus in the 14th district. More markets: on the web.
Paradocks, Marxergasse 24, 1030 Vienna. Dec 13+14. Web Fuhrmannhaus, 1140 Vienna. Dec 12-14. Web
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 Arik Brauer
Live-Painting Action: Arik Brauer
The artist Arik Brauer himself will sit in the middle of his actual exhibition “Gesamt.Kunst.Werk” (in celebration of his 85th birthday) today and paint live in front of an audience. Who wants to observe the main representative of Fantastic Realism painting gets a unique chance today. Amidst the displayed self portraits, nature depictions and creation stories in the old masters’ style – from 1945 until present day – the artistic multi-talent is creating his latest work: a 5 metre high tower installation.

Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. December 14, 10:00 -13:00. 12 €. Web
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 Felix Dietlinger
Guesthouse Europe (Pension Europa)
Six women will set out on a desperate search for themselves and their limits tonight – in underwear and in a self-ironic way. Of course, we know that such an undertaking generally can only have a bizarre-witty, drop-dead comical and sometimes even positive ending. But director Martin Gruber and his feral women ensemble present the audience with such a priceless journey to the depths of daily life that theatre fans simply have to pay attention: What makes the incorrect correct? Who is inside, who is outside? That’s all not so easy ;-)
Werk X-Eldorado, Petersplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. December 15, 20.00. 16 €. Web
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Tryout Offer – One Yoga Wien
Shanti, shanti. No more excuses! The fancy yoga studio in Neubaugasse is attracting future and passionate yoginis with a great special: 3 classes in 6 days for 9 euros! The course offer is truly multifarious: for beginners and for tryout sessions for example “Playful Ashtanga” and “New to Yoga”. Advanced yoginis bend their bodies in “Morning Glory” or meditate in “Prana Flow”. Extremely relaxing: the studio is open daily and each class starts with a cup of tea!
One Yoga, Lindengasse 38, 1070 Vienna. 9 €. Different courses. See online
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 Ludwig Schedl
Advent Walk with Christoph Fälbl
The CitySpotterGirl is already grinning. When comedian and ÖBB testimonial Christoph Fälbl is taking us on a three-hour-tour through the advent and his personal Vienna, there will surely be no dry eye left. On the entertaining route, the upholder of humour tells his companions funny anecdotes and episodes of daily life. And – per pedes - he will pass all his favourite locations, like, for instance, the Cabaret Casa Nova and the new central railway station. Last stop: his favourite Christmas Market in Vienna with a hot beverage in the hand. Registration required!
Meeting point: Wien Energie/Kultur-Point, Spittelauer Lände 45, 1090 Vienna. December 15. 12:00/ 16:00. 34 €. Web
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 Bettina Frenzel
Vienna Swing Sisters
The little hats with the black birdcage veils are cheekily pushed towards their foreheads, the tight skirts are perfectly adjusted: But not only style-wise the Vienna Swing Sisters are slipping into the roles of the Andrew Sisters. Even though Glenn Miller back then broke off his tour with the 3 sisters from Minnesota “due to their permanent quarrelling”, the ladies are still considered to be the most successful girl-group ever. The Vienna Swing Sisters let revive the ladies’ success story – and carry their audience off to the great era of swing. With smash-hits such as “Winter Wonderland”.
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. December  16+17, 19:30. 23 €. Web
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 Wien Museum
Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos & The Impacts
What if…? If the two men had not existed, Vienna would surely look different today. Around 1900, the two architecture- and design-pioneers both fought for modernism, each of them in their individual approach. Hoffmann - as a co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte – tried to combine daily life with arts. Adolf Loos, on the other hand, was of the opinion that the house has to be to everyone’s liking. In contrast to art products, which have to be to nobody’s liking. Both of them thought, constructed and built in an innovative way. Interesting exhibition with a great retrospective.
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien. Vernissage December 16, 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Julia Fischer
Night Owl Advent Pop-up-Market
For the awake ones: Tonight the Flex-Café is turning into a real Christmas paradise for bargain hunters. Besides hot punch specials, cookies & Co there will be – for the first time at this place! – last minute presents from gorgeous labels. Huber & Lerner sell exclusive leather and paper items, Fox on the Rox trendy jewellery. Holy Shit and KissKissBangBang offer hip collection pieces. And after the successful Xmas Shopping, you are right on time for the Scandinavian Fresh Talents Party. With Facebook photo for half the price ;-)
Flex Cafe, Augartenbrücke, 1010 Vienna. December 16, 20:00-23:00. Free entrance. Web
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elfenkleid Super Sale
For an elfish start into winter! Sandra Thaler and Annette Prechtl surely have no idea how many brides and evening beauties they have already dressed since the foundation of their label in 2003. The Viennese label elfenkleid is now turning the cold season into a dreamland: For just a few days elfenkleid is organising a sample sale. Selected sample models of the Black & White edition in the sizes S, M and L can be purchased for up to 70 % (!) off. You may want to hurry up – a must-go for brides and fashionistas!
elfenkleid, Margaretenstraße 39, 1040 Vienna. December 16-20, 11:00-18:00. Web
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Trumpets in Concert
Ready for a small break from the hectic rush of daily life? Here you go: pulse-regulating sounds in the Minoritenkirche. Tonight you can enjoy totally relaxed Christmas feeling here in a trumpet concert. Three trumpet players (around Leonhard Leeb!), one drummer and an organist perform all versions of Christmas songs: from Händel to Bach and Vivaldi, from Elvis Presley to John Lennon.  Festive, joyful, lively – and perfect to switch off. And to guarantee highest comfort, the church will also be cosily heated.
Minoritenkirche, Minoritenplatz 2a, 1010 Vienna. December 13/ 17. 19:30. From 16 €. Web
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 Craesbeeck © Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Joy of Horror
Pretty strange: Yet Aristoteles knew that a well-performed presentation of cruel stories can fascinate and frighten people at the same time. No wonder then that thrillers, gothic and horror movies are in great demand. Since this week, the painting gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts is inviting to enjoy horror and fright. The great special exhibition is dealing with the fascination and beauty of horror in art – from renaissance to classicism. 70 spectacular paintings and sculptures are on display: Hieronymus Bosch, Cranach, Tizian, Rubens.
Gemäldegalerie der Akademie, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna. Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00. 8 €. Web
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Shop of the week 
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uppers & downers
The bags were sold out immediately! Now the CitySpotterGirl has to wait for the next delivery of the supercool 3-D comic bags by JumpFromPaper. Fashion junkies, watch out: The hottest stuff of town is currently available in the newly opened concept store in the 7th district. Trendy dots-jumpsuits of the hip London label The Whitepepper, crazy fragrances of baby powder and grass from the Library of Fragrance, the absolutely very best vintage collection of town. And the Bloggers Corner, where Kira from the Indie magazine is currently clearing her wardrobe. What a hip store!
uppers & downers
, Burggasse 46, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00-19:30, Sat till 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Figlmüller has been known as the home of the Schnitzel for more than 100 years. Every day, hordes of tourists and, yes, even locals, are storming the restaurant. Just a few steps from there, the family opened up their new “marvel” last Friday: the (huge) Lugeck is meant to be a modern reinterpretation of the Viennese restaurant culture. First impression: Mission accomplished! The chefs create classical Austrian dishes in high quality, the furnishing is masterfully meandering between pub and design with witty chandeliers made of beer glasses, pastel metal tiles and much wood – and the service is perfect.
Lugeck, Lugeck 4, 1010 Vienna. Mon - Sun 11:30-24:00. Web


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