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Die StadtSpionin
m a r c h 14 | 29. - 5.

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"Heya Girls!"
In the next few days, you could turn a corner somewhere in Vienna and meet people who are on the trail of historical criminal cases. Or you could run into a group of people dancing wildly, turning the pavement into a disco. And if you discover fire walls or construction sites that were changed into an open air cinema - yes, you can be certain that the festival "We are Vienna" has come to town. What used to be prosaically called "Bezirkswochen" has mutated into a cool round of events in the last years. For 23 days, the public space becomes a living room for all - each day in another district! With: a knitting laboratory, a pop-up Heuriger, 23 atelier visits (image) and walking concerts, where we can navigate through the city jungle with a wireless headphone-concert. Ah and don't be surprised if you walk into poetry slammers while waiting for public transports. They slam 'til the bus comes ;-)

Wishing you a nice week
Your CitySpotterGirl

We are Vienna. 1-23 June. Free entrance. Web

P.S. On Saturday, there will be a party in the Phorusgasse in front of the editorial office! Web
Cover: Pauline Marcelle
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 Wien Museum
Experiment Metropole
In 1873, Vienna decided to become a metropolis. During the period of promoterism, the population doubled to over a million and the Ring road, the water pipes and the central cemetery were built. Vienna's new-found pride unloaded in a world exhibition that was five times as big it had been in London and Paris: 53,000 exhibitors, 194 pavilions, for which a 40 (!) days walk was needed! Pure gigantism! The Wien Museum reminds us of that time with 1000 exhibits. They show all the glamour, all the faith in progress - but also some obscure items: the Viennese from 1873 could slurp a cocktail in an Indian wigwam.

Wien Museum, Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Vienna. Until 28.9 Tu-Su 10:00 to 18:00. 8 €. Web
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Sale at Clemens en August
Ladies, who wants to go shopping on the public holiday? Of all places, the Leopold Museum is having a super sale with items at up to minus 70%! Visitors will be able to buy the casual clean-chic pieces of the cult brand "Clemens en August". The designer, Alexander Brenninkmeijer (yes, from the C&A dynasty) usually sells his dresses and jackets, shirts and tops at quite expensive prices. But today, they can be purchased at bargain prices - and they're rather exclusive. Because as we know, "Clemens en August" can't be bought in any shop in the entire world, it is only sold for a few days in museums.

Leopold Museum, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 29.5 10:00 to 22:00. Web
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Wine tasting on the Danube's beach
"Kritzendorf is lively!", that's what winemaker Isabella Rohinger promises as she invites all today to a wine tasting on the Donaustrand. The new wines of five local winemakers can be tried at the pavilion located on the lawn in Strombad Kritzendorf. Veltliner, rivaner and "gemischter satz" will provide for a festive mood, small snacks will of course also be available. Ascencion day in a small Viennese paradise, with a city beach and a nice lawn - that could turn into a relaxed afternoon. Tip: visitors can meet "Herr Fritz", a subtle fellow from the frizzante family, at Isabella Rohringer's stand ;-)

Pavillon im Strombad, 3420 Kritzendorf. 29 May 15:00 to 20:00. Free entrance. Web
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Christina Zurbrügg & Die Spritbuam
This elemental force has to be experienced at least once! Christina Zurbrügg, the "yodeller of the 21st century", will raise the roof tonight at Spittelberg. Her rocky-radical mix of yodel and accordion (here) makes of the Viennese salon-yodeller something between ethnopop and rap - accompanied by soprano sax and synthesizer. The second act is held by "Die Spritbuam". The three former choirboys have packed satyrical texts inside catchy melodies - with puns and turbo-charm! The double concert takes place during the festival "Wien im Rosenstolz", new folk music that is colourful and confident.

Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 30 May 19:30. 18 €. Web 
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Vintagerie industrial pop-up store
As the saying goes, "life punishes those who delay", and that's why the "Vintagerie" acted very spontaneously and opened up a pop-up store in the currently closed "Bizzo". Once again, it's simply cool! There are industrial pieces of furniture from pharmacy cabinets to toolboxes, Jieldé lamps and station clocks, bar stools, lockers and illuminated letters. Functional, minimalist, rough - and so hip! Those looking for a pep of "zeitgeist" for their home or office, a metropolitan feeling for their bar or shop - the Vintagerie's design rowdies have the answer. Let's go there!

Vintagerie pop-up store, Zollergasse 4, 1070 Vienna. Until 7.6 Mo-Fr 12:00 to 18:00, Sa 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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Poetry Red-light Slam
Vienna is real shameless today! A poetry slam is taking place at the Arena Bar (a former brothel!), dedicated to the topic of erotic. A red light slam, so to speak. Additional highlights: "MC Poesie", Nina Müller and Henrik Szanto will moderate! Cunning, scraping against the rhythmical border between poetry and music, the participants will approach this hot subject in 2 short texts during the poetry-reading competition. Those who want to slam themselves can join in. At the end, the public chooses who did it the best!
Arena Bar, Margaretenstraße 117, 1050 Vienna. 30 May 19:30. Admission: on donation. Web
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Lawn festival & garden pop-up store
The Phorusgasse turns into the centre of the city today. In a way ;-) There will be a street festival in the street in front of the CitySpotterGirl editorial office (next to hundreds of boxes full of meadow flowers) - and this time, the weather will keep up! There will be a fashion show by Lu Design, a street picnic, a concert by the singer-songwriter Juliane Blinzer, a salsa lesson on the pavement and flower action for children. And in our tiny park, last Saturday's nice garden pop-up store will show up again. With pretty things for inside and outside. And you are all cordially invited!
Street festival, Phorusgasse, 1040 Vienna. 31 May 11:00 to 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Joanna Jutkiewicz
Life Ball
And this is naturally the second must-go appointment of the day! When the Rathausplatz is filled with shrill birds clad in shimmering garments, then the time has come: it's the Life Ball! The ball itself has been sold-out for a while, but those who still want to see celebs (Ricky Martin, Bill Clinton, Lindsay Lohan and Carmen Carrera will be there) should throw themselves into the turmoil on the Rathausplatz. And the fashion show is a real hit this time: Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, the couple Etro und Margherita Missoni will even personally attend it!

LifeBall, Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna. Starts 31 May at 19:30. Free entrance. Web
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Tasting at Wilde Beere
Sloes-olives, white truffle nuts, bitter orange and bergamot marmalade, medlar jelly - ever tried any of those? "Wilde Beere" is a small, fine wild fruit and herbs manufactory that finds its raw materials in the Viennese vineyards and forests, and creates very unusual products (6 to 8 Euros per glass). They can be used as filling for pancakes and crepes, to accompany pâtés and cheese - or simply to enjoy on their own. The "Wilde Beere"'s unusual creations can be tasted today at the Slow-Food stand on the Karmelitermarkt.

Slow Food Stand, Karmelitermarkt, 1020 Vienna. 31 May 08:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Grafik Design: Bureau F / Illustration: Gina Müller
Huge flea market
That much is certain: the variety will be huge. A number of hip flea markets are taking place today at the same time at the Casino Baumgarten. It will also be the first willkunstMarkt: myriads of artists will be selling their paintings and unique pieces jewellery at affordable prices. Next to that, ladies can rummage through vintage bargains and accessories and will certainly get hold of their personal favourite item at the Lieblingsflohmarkt. And those who suffer from trading fever can go to Kleiderkreisel's open air trading party. Plus: lots of commotion with cool music by TingelTangel.
Casino Baumgarten, Linzerstraße 297, 1140 Vienna. 1 June 12:00 to 18:00. Web
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 David LaChapelle
David LaChapelle
Colourful, provocative and glamorous! Conchita Wurst isn't the only one who'll like that: super pretty hermaphrodites romp about the Garden of Earthly Delights. This provocative & humorous body-show is staged by a star of photography - David LaChapelle, it can be seen starting today at Galerie OstLicht. LaChapelle is famous for his shrill portraits of various pop and film stars - he presents his most recent series, "Once in the Garden", in person at the vernissage. One more reason to come by: the entire Brotfabrik invites all today to a summer festival with an open house, street food and fine music.
OstLicht, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna. Vernissage 1 June 17:00. Free entrance. Web
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Sunday brunch with cinema and literature
Sunday's word for the breakfast-faction: today, you can even brunch twice! Fancy some ham? You can even have some twice at the Gartenbaukino: firstly, the film classic "20.000 Leagues under the Sea" - Richard Fleischer's monumental epic about Jules Verne's Captain Nemo. During the film, they will serve ham from Radatz on Joseph-bread :-) Those who would prefer something more subtle can head to the "Literary brunch with live music": Sabine Lorenz will read from her (very poetic) poems in the Galerie Sandpeck, and a buffet will offer culinary snacks.

Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. 1.6 12:00. 9 €. Web Galerie Sandpeck, 1080 Vienna. 12:00. 12 €. Web
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Ten Thousand Tigers
Tigers appear and disappear again just like shadows. They live in houses with walls of human skin and roofs of human hair and they behave just like humans. Ho Tzu Nyen, director and theatre producer from Singapour, has used this Malaysian fairy-tale to create surreal rooms with a message: just like the deforestation of mangrove forests led to the extinction of tigers, we humans will also disappear because of the destruction of the environment and soon, we will be nothing more than memories and mythology. This grandiose picture show is a Festwochen-insider's tip!

Halle G im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 1-4.6 20:30. 15-30€. Web 
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 Klaus-Uwe Gerhardt /
Leadership courses for women
How do I position myself as a manager in my company? Does being a woman in this function make a difference? Do women lead in a different way - and how do other women lead? The two coaching ladies Verena Purer and Veronika Weisskircher are starting a group leadership-coaching in September and invite all to an information evening tonight. All women in a leading position who would like to exchange views with other female managers will not only get lots of information, but also gain insight into the way coaching groups work.
ARGE shared offices, Fichtegasse 2/12, 1010 Vienna. Starts 2 June at 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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Science Fiction in the Park
Solitary super heroes are fighting in Margareten! At night at least, since in the Bruno-Kreisky Park, science-fiction films will be running on screens in open air starting today and for six days. This year's selection of films is dedicated to the topic of invincible heroes or "Avengers" (such as Batman, Captain America and co). This summer cinema fun is available for free, the film nights in Margareten will be topped off by "spacy" drinks and a mobile observatory to look at the night sky. So off we go to the cinema, hammocks and park atmosphere!
Science Fiction im Park, Bruno-Kreisky-Park, 1050 Vienna. 2-7 June. 21:30. Free entrance. Web
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 Marina Faust
Show Angewandte 14
This week's most important fashion appointment: broadcast via live stream (here), 1500 visitors expected and the country's young designer elite! Students and graduates of the fashion class of the School of Applied Arts will once again present their refined creations - and since fashion designer Bernhard Wilhelm took over the supervision of the class, the show has become an internationally acclaimed event. All in all, over 200 handmade designs will be presented before overstimulated eyes. At the end, an international expert jury will elect the best designs, among them Italian Vogue contributor Buzzi.
Marxhalle – Studio 2, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. Starts 3 June at 20:30. 26€. Web
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Die Koje
Ahoi! "Die Koje" docks in Vienna - the specialist of pieces of furniture made from stone pine, now has his very own shop in Vienna. And those who have slept on stone pine beds already know: it’s a very special experience. "Our bed is a healthy Birkenstock that looks like an Italian designer shoe", say the founders of "Koje". The beds are pretty, they seem light with a timeless elegance - and they’re healthy: essential oils in the wood reduce heart frequency. While sleeping in a stone pine bed, the heart spares around 3,500 beats per night, which corresponds to an hour of heart-work! So starting today: try lying on them!

Die Koje, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. Tu-Fr 9:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 18:00, Sa until 14:00. Web
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Bauhaus Women’s Night
I don't want to brag here, but there are some things that I can do really well: baking zucchini cake, building Billy shelves, parking. But I am completely bad at one discipline: drilling. However, this could be over soon: there is a real handiwork lesson for women only taking place at Bauhaus today! Starting at 18:00, ladies can hammer and drill like there's no tomorrow: install laminate, stick tiles - and receive a Bosch drilling machine diploma! Professionals will show how it goes, then everyone can practice. And it is all for free!
Bauhaus Depot, Oberlaaerstraße 294, 1230 Vienna. Free of charge. Starts 3 June at 18:00. Web
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 Ines Kohl
Tuareg at AzW Container
We can meet the proud Tuareg people starting today at a very unusual location: at the Architekturzentrum in the MQ. There, a container where visitors can buy traditional and modern Tuareg products was set up: silver jewellery, wax print fabrics and clothes, nomad covers - and everything against small donations, to help finance Tuareg project in Niger. The Tuareg are nomads who live in the Sahara and in the Sael. Those who want to learn more about these Berber people are invited to a comfortable lounge corner - to sit on the carpet, drink Tuareg tea and get good information!

Architekturzentrum in the MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien.  11:00-19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Walkabout "city vegetables"
An interesting tour for fans of urban gardening: at this tour of city vegetables, five community gardens in the 2nd and 20th district will be visited. People interested will get an insight into urban community gardens and will learn more about organizational challenges and gardening aspects. Every neighbourhood-garden is different, each tells its own story. The following will be visited: Garten Löwenzahn, the Mintzgarten, Pan as well as Garten Samba in the 2nd district. And those looking for more tips about urban gardening will find them in the CitySpotterGirl's garden book: here.
Meeting point: Garten Löwenzahn, Hellwagstraße 21 and 23, 1200 Vienna. 4 June 17:00. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Very pretty! And in all respects. Martina Brückl has established a chic, carefully furnished secondhand shop on the Westbahnstraße. Brand fashion from Burberry to Esprit, Diesel jeans and a shirt by Cavalli:  sorted on 850 hangers, skirts, t-shirts, dresses and trousers are hanging, and in between, visitors come across elegant bags, shoes and belts. Or scarves that are stored in old sewing machine boxes. Only slightly worn or unworn clothes are sold (or bought) here! And if it doesn't fit, the in-house tailor can help spontaneously.
Zweitkleid7, Westbahnstraße 7, 1070 Vienna. Mo-Fr 11:00 to 18:30, Sa 10:00 to 15:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Das Kolin
Oh heavens, does it look nice here! Das Kolin is a feast for the eyes consisting of three parts: a café that looks a bit like a French bistro, a small bar with an elegant counter and a gorgeous salon with velvet couches. The kitchen calls itself international, but it has a slight British touch - with sausages and mashed potatoes (yum!) or the afternoon tea served with scones, cream and marmelade. The burger is delicious too, as is the lemon chicken. The lunch menu changes everyday (for veggies too) - and the service is so nice as well! Oh heavens!
Das Kolin, Kolingasse 5, 1090 Vienna. Mo-Th 11:00 to 24:00, Fr 11:00 to 2:00, Sa 16:00 to 2:00. Web


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