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"Heya Girls!"
Well it looks like they are on a good-mood-propagation mission. A group of applied arts students is temporarily moving into a market stand on the Vorgartenmarkt, unceremoniously rebaptizing the market. Now during the month of May, it is called Forgartenmarkt. And weird things start happening. Spectacular physical experiments are carried out, the favourite recipes of the people behind the stands are collected for a cooking book, a printing shop has opened – and all together, they enjoy the crazy “Imperial breakfast & pancake”. What’s crazy is the breakfast table in the centre of the market, as well as this very unconventional approach. To create these delicious snacks, specifically designed machines are used and new preparation methods were developed. All are cordially invited to participate in the preparation and the subsequent tasting. It will be a bit bizarre but apparently super tasty! So let’s get over there.
Wishing you a nice week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Vorgartenmarkt, Stand nr. 37, 1020 Vienna. 2 to 24 May. Web
P.S. New book tips of the acclaimed journalist Susanne Scholl on the web portal: here.
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Embroidery and knotting samples
Embroideries and knit items from ancient times: these 500 patterns are 100 years old and can be purchased as of now at the Museum of Popular Arts. It's very exciting: 100 years old - and they look very hip to contemporary eyes! The story behind these textiles is exciting too. Because they were made by Ruthenian women in a refugee camp of the Hapsburg monarchy. And were misused for war propaganda right away. As soon as 1915 (!), the imperial interior ministry showed the embroideries in an exhibition - to prove how well they managed the streams of refugees.

Volkskundemuseum, Laudongasse 15,1080 Vienna. Starts 30.4. Tu-Su 10:00 to 17:00. 5 €. Web 
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Late Night Shopping at mande masa
Mande Masa is actually one of the CitySpotterGirl's new favourite shops. Today and tomorrow, ladies will be able to rummage and do some shopping in the evening too. This pretty store exclusively sells African fabrics with colourful patterns and turns them into clothes, jewellery and home accessories. There are festive blouses of precious, glossy bazin, belts and high heels of superbly printed wax fabrics, curtains of bogolan that was coloured with mud. Some cuts are African, some are European - an enchanting mix of two continents. Something exotic for the city!
mande masa, Wimbergergasse 8, 1070 Vienna. 1 + 2 May 18:00 to 21:00. Web
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 Wolfgang Kirchner
Picnic with an apparition
Now this is a May-parade of a somewhat different kind ;-) The Rabtaldirndln invite all to a green pilgrimage, a walk in the woods where they will look for "supernatural" events. In the centre of this strange passion play, there is Uschi Kümmernis: fictive martyr, she renounced the traditional roles of women, grew a beard and retired to the forest to live an autonomous life. The public has to give everything, including the intercession - as a reward, there will be sausage sandwiches, fizzy pops, devotional objects and punch Krapfen. And I will reveal as much: yes, the much-desired apparition will take place!

Meeting point Maria Grün Church/Aspernallee, 1020 Vienna. 1 May 14:30. 6 €. Web
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Jane’s Walk
"Jane's Walk" is appreciated in the entire world: these walks already take place in 100 cities, and involve inhabitants of the city leading participants through their district. The creator of this initiative was the Canadian activist Jane Jacobs. Her message: we should all actively participate in urban development. The first step: meeting people who might have similar wishes for improvement. Today, one can go have a look at the "walking conversation" in Grinzing, tomorrow at the Brunnenmarkt. And those who want to organize their own "Jane's Walk" in their own district should do so...

Jane’s Walk. 2 May 17:30, Grinzing, 38a station Cobenzl. 3 May 14:00, Yppengasse 5. Free of charge. Web
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Joan As A Police Woman
Frankly: she used to be known as a bit of a moper with her dark and emotional solo programmes. Today, it's different: her songs (here) are cheerful, in high spirits and they really draw the listener in. Joan Wasser alias Joan As A Police Woman has worked with stars such as Lou Reed, Elton John, Nick Cave and is not only a singer and a songwriter, but also a classically trained violinist. Today, the US-star and her great voice are making a halt in Vienna. By the way, Joan has borrowed her band name from the TV series "Police Woman", because her friends thought she looked like the leading actress Angie Dickinson.

Ottakringer Brewery, Ottakringer Platz 91, 1160 Vienna. 2 May 20:00. 31€. Web
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 IOYO Nofrontiere Design
Ecodesign at the Designforum Wien
"Ecodesign" has a noble goal: it is supposed to be design that serves people just as much as it does the environment. The prize winners of the (German) Ecodesign-Federal Award have shown that it's possible to have beautiful forms without negative impacts on the environment. Their works can now be seen at the Designforum in the MQ - such as "Loyo", a seating furniture made of spruce wood chips and bark. Or the "personal wind turbine" for laptops, mobiles and a lamp. As well as city planning studies, drafts for an innovative underground and handmade upcycling carpets.

Quartier 21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Until 11.5 Mo-Fr 10:00 to 18:00, Sa-Su 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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Adamah plant market
Lilac is flowering like crazy, dandelions are turning the meadows along the Danube canal yellow - and even some balconies have become wild. For late bloomers who want to get green and edible stuff on their windowsills: the remedy can be found on the seedling market at the organic farm Adamah. There they will discover lots of special varieties such as Dattelwein and beef tomatoes, cinnamon basil and French marigold. Hundreds of plants are waiting for adoptive parents in front of the nice wooden barn. And naturally, there will also be delicacies: from organic apple juice to organic wine, as well as tasty food from the spring kitchen.
Biohof Adamah, Glinzendorf 7, 2282 Glinzendorf. 2 May 9:00 to 19:00, 3 May until18:00. Web 
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Singles meeting in the wild! Participants simply need to take a picnic blanket, a scarf, a camera and their good mood - and they have the chance of meeting other singles during an extended walk through Dehner Park up to the Steinhof grounds. During breaks, there will be games to get to know people with alternating partners, at the final Heurigen, new acquaintances can turn into something more. And those who need help can get "discreetly arranged partners". The hike to the Heurigen takes about 2,5 hours, today at a reduced 12 Euro! Please do sign up!

Meeting point Rosentalgasse/Linzerstraße, 1140 Vienna. 3 May 14:00. 12 €. Web
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African Spring Ball
Culture is lived integration, as the makers of Radio Afrika say. And now for the 7th time, they organize the wonderful African Spring Ball. With Austria's best African dancers and the hottest African music. There will be delicacies to eat from various African countries. At stands, colourful fabrics, handicrafts and modern design of African fashion designers can be purchased. This year's motto: I am because you are - Ubuntu! And don't miss the opening: African drumming-whirls will meet the thunder and lightning of Johann Strauß.
Arcotel Wimberger, Neubaugürtel 34-35, 1070 Vienna. Table reservation: mail. 3 May 19:00. 25€. Web
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Handicraft market
Small and fine with an already large tradition: once again, there are handicrafts to look at and buy at Spittelberg - and some of them are just adorable. Such as handmade thread buttons by Johanna Arbeithuber (who will also demonstrate hand spinning with spinning wheel and spindle). Or magical Origami by Melina Avaro. Or handmade laces by Sonja Tauber from Linz. Or handblown glass pearls by Verena Spitz (and it is also possible to watch her during the production). Or fairy-tale trunks by Eva Seligova - and this is a real must-see!

Am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse, 1070 Vienna. 3.5 11:00 to 20:00, 4.5 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Yasmine Hamdan
Yasmine Hamdan - one of our insider's tips, famous in her homeland, Lebanon, as an "underground icon" with her band "Soap Kills". She started her international career with a CD with Madonna's producer Mirwais, today she presents her new songs at Chaya Fuera. The music of this beautiful singer whose voice carries all those of the Arabic world is a thick atmospheric mix of electro & pop & folk: here. The texts question tradition, but take the best of the Arabic world with them - its humour, its mischievous, sensual aspects, its joie de vivre.

Chaya Fuera, Kandlgasse 19, 1070 Vienna. 4 May 20:00. 25 €. Web
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Play mini-golf for free
Now, I don't want to see any ironic grins! I think mini-golf is cool. I admit: it's hopelessly old fashionned, but cool. And for us eccentric mini-golfers, the fifth Austrian mini-golf day takes place today. At over 40 places between Alte Donau and Bodensee, interested people can play a round for free and learn tips and tricks from professionals who will show how to hole a ball in as few putts as possible. By the way: Austria is among the best countries in the world in professional mini-golf! That's impressive, isn't it?

Various locations in Vienna and surroundings. 4 May 10:00 to 17:00. Free entrance. Plan online
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Lalala – Songs for millions
Gertraud Buxhofer - a woman of excellent taste, as her store "Shoes for women" proves - invites all to a gratis cabaret show tonight at Kosmos Theater! Three Viennese stars of the scene together on stage: Lennie Johnson, Linde Prelog and Eva D. Three strong women who have something to say - this promises great songs between comedy & sensuality & pretty silly jokes! Only with a reservation! Oh yeah, and a practical PS: this week, "Schuhe für Frauen" offers shoes by Thierry Rabotin at special prices - 179 instead of 229 € at the shop on the Kirchengasse.

Kosmos Theater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. 5 May 19:30. Please sign up. Free entrance. Web
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Organic potatoes from the Waldviertel
5 kilos of the best organic potatoes from the Waldviertel for 4.10 Euro only? Yes, that’s true - even if the story behind it is somewhat sad. Organic farmers from the Waldviertel had to produce 10 tons of potatoes for organic shops. Then, they were slowed down - they now sell "Italian early potatoes" in stores… The "Leiterwagerl", an online shop for vegans, will drive the potatoes to Vienna on Monday this week and next week. These fine Waldviertel potatoes can be bought at the place where the Naschmarkt's flea market usually takes place on Saturdays: organic and at very cheap prices. Pre-order online!

Naschmarkt, Parkplatz Flohmarkt, 1060 Vienna. 5 & 12.5. 17:00 to 20:00. Please pre-order: here
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Bicycle lessons for adults
Life is just like riding a bike: you need to keep moving to keep your balance! Based loosely on this motto, adult bicycle-beginners can now learn to ride too. In this lesson for "absolute beginners", participants will learn easy and effective exercises to tame the bike and enjoy freedom on two wheels. The six sessions take place on the Donauinsel in a very relaxed and anxiety-free atmosphere. By the way, there are also other quite loopy courses at the City Cycling School, such as: biking in the city, secure biking or Bike2Work.

City Cycling School, Untere Viaduktgasse 43, 1030 Vienna. 5-15 May. 200 €. Web
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Vienna Integration Week
Around the world in 80 days is old news! Today, one can travel around the world in 13 days only - without leaving Vienna! That's the slogan of the "Integration Week", and it will be honoured with over 300 events. There's a free Tagalog language course (= Fillipino ;-), gay Balkan disco, an international free buffet, a guided tour in the dark with blind guides, salsa evenings, cabaret against racism... Each and every event shows an aspect of Vienna's diversity - and fortunately, how natural it has become. Because in the metropolis of Vienna, the entire world is at home.

Integration Week, various places in Vienna. 6-18 May.  Detailed programme online
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Lunch Beat Vienna
Dear ladies, let's forget about the classic lunch break, today at noon, we're going dancing! And if the weather is nice, it'll even be on the sun deck of the Badeschiff! At Lunch Beat Vienna, the lunch table turns into a dance floor: while we satisfy our growling stomachs at the lunch buffet, DJs see to a fitting atmosphere. Every guest gets a lunchbox with snacks and fruits. Dancing? Is absolutely welcome! Eat first, then dance, or vice versa, or maybe even both at the same time: afterwards, we can go back to work well-fed and happy.
Badeschiff, Schwedenplatz, 1010 Vienna. 6 May 12:00 to 13:00. Web
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MOH – Café & Shop
New aquisition in Ottakring: the two MOHs are opening their Café-and-shop-thingy today. The two MOHs are the sisters Ayscha and Zareena Mohiden. Ayscha, who's twice a "Mamamoh" already ;-) produces colourful hand-printed shirts for kids, all of them unique. Zarenna likes it sweet and bakes theme-cakes, cupcakes, cake pops. Now the sisters are merging and fulfilling their dream of a joint café & shop. "Made with love", that's what MOH is all about, and of course today as well at the opening: there will be champagne, samples - and - 10% on everything in the shop.

MOH, Ottakringer Straße 172, 1160 Vienna. 7 May 17:00 to 20:00. Web
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Summer flowers sale
Something only a few people know:  the the Austrian historic garden conservation office sell plants every year on occasional dates at low prices to friends of the green stuff! These days, many summer flowers from their private production are given away for a small fee - in the park of Schönbrunn Palace. Ladies will need to go to the courtyard of the botanical collections, the "Bliamal" (Austrian for flowers) will be for sale next week from Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 14:00. And only while stocks last, so it's better not to wait until the last day.

Schönbrunn Palace Park, Entrance: Meidlinger Tor-Grünbergstraße, 1130 Vienna. Until 9 May. Web
Shop of the week 
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Vitra Showroom
Vitra, cult-creator of designer furniture, has opened up its new El Dorado for design lovers: a 750m² "living showroom" at Schottenring. Huge floor-level windows almost optically bring out the furniture outside on the street. Inside, there are many worlds of experience – sometimes in red, sometimes in black & white. Here, sofas, tables and office furniture await. And there they all are: Verner Panton's legendary heart-chair, George Nelson's hip wall clocks, Jasper Morrison's mustard-coloured side tables - but also souvenirs such as chic cushions. I want it all!

Vitra Showroom, Schottenring 12, 1010 Vienna. Mo-Fr 10:00 to 18:00, Sa 10:00 to 16:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Gorilla Kitchen
Burritos weren't usually the CitySpotterGirl's favourite food. But that could change. Because around the corner of the editorial office, Gorilla Kitchen has opened up this week - and it produces tortilla-packets with a huge yumm-factor. Already well known by designer markets and events, the gorillas have now parked their mobile kitchen in the fifth district during the week, and they fill warm bread with refined chicken, jasmine rice, lotus roots, cheddar, tofu or veggies. As well as salsa - from mild to super spicy. And the best take-away food far and wide is ready.

Gorilla Kitchen, Ziegelofengasse 18, 1050 Vienna. Mo-Th 11:30 to 15:00. Web


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