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Die StadtSpionin
s e p t e m b e r 14 | 18. - 24.

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"Heya Girls!"
A Cold War is going on at the moment in my flat. My cat besieged the front rooms and a newcomer male-cat laid siege to the rest of the flat. Border crossings are prohibited and the singing of “The Freedom Song” on a daily basis did not make an impact on stopping the excesses. Surrounded by insolent neurotic characters, I now only crave for an idyllic world. This is the reason why I must march to the MuseumsQuartier. Yosi Wanunu and Austrofred (yes, the very one) decided that it is the time for Austria to adopt the gravest stereotypes against them and transfer them to the inside of the country. The corniest thing that was ever written about Austria – the American musical film “The Sound of Music” about the Trapp family – should help us find a new identity. The “nation branding” will take place in form of a musical revue through the long enfilade in the MQ roof truss in baroque style, being the first to ever play there (!). Thanks, it will provide all the kitsch I need!
Wishing You a Lovely Week
Your CitySpotterGirl

MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Vienna. 19.-21.9. Web

P.S: ORF – presenter Claudia Unterweger gives book suggestions: on the website!
Foto: Tim Tom
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 Peter Diamond
Peter Diamond/Andersland
Album cover, poster, clothes: the Canadian - born artist has already built up a good reputation for his surreal illustrations in his hometown of Halifax. Peter Diamond now also gains our attention, because he moved to Vienna. His collection of artwork “Andersland” brings an end to the summer break at the atelier Olschinsky ART STORE. The art illustrator often expresses wonderful dreams or experiences in his artwork or captures current events. “Andersland” shows how one feels when you are new to Vienna – up to the moment when you start to put new roots here.

atelier olschinsky Art Store, Esterhazygasse 11, 1060 Vienna. Vernissage 18 September 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Pleamle Pop Up Store
Just for the record: No, the CitySpotterGirl is not in a delirious state caused by the Alps. However, the current issue of your favorite newsletter will give you a bit of alpine traditional-clothing-flavor indeed. Here we go with the first tip: Pleamle, a trendy traditional costume label from Carinthia pitches up a tent in Vienna for two weeks. Gentian and edelweiss gleam on polo shirts and dirndl dresses, the traditional blueprint pattern is new interpreted and the alpine Flower Power does not even spare the lederhosen. They are called “devil’s skin" and are 100% animal-free.

Pleamle Pop Up Store, Almdudler Haus, Grinzinger Allee 16, 1190 Vienna. 11.-26.9. Mo-Sa 9:00 till 18:00. Web
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Stormy days in the Karmeliterviertel
If we are to have autumn, let’s go the whole hog! 13 shops and pubs around the Karmelitermarkt and Taborstrasse are celebrating a fantastic autumn gala – which scores with the “late-shopping”, running tapas, the Wollmeile’s first own knitting collection and the best of all: falling prices! Taschenausgabe seizes namely the opportunity and starts a big bargain sale: up to 70% discount on all those colorful, funny and outrageous bags! And at the flea market, you can also can acquire one or the other curiosity besides bags.

Karmeliterviertel, 1020 Wien. 18.-20. September. Web taschenausgabe, Haidgasse 5, 1020 Wien. Web
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The alpine traditional-clothing-flavor no. 2: if the Almdudler manager Thomas Klein directs a ball, his guests should feel certain that the evening is going to be shrill and colourful. And surely the most bizarre ball ever since there are lederhosen. The programm: Austrian pop music-parties, Oliver Pocher as a DJ, the Almdudler Hüttengaudi with their wine, women and vocals and also some Disco Hits from the 70’s and the 80’s. “Russkaja” give an extra concert and as an addition to the regular program at the midnight hour, Conchita Wurst glides in. Everybody is going to dance like there is no tomorrow. Attention: the dress code for the night: only dirndl & lederhosen! 

Rathaus Wien, Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna. 19 September 20:00. 55€. Web 
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How can we approach economy?
The economy is feminine! Luise Gubitzer recognized this fact early on and she developed accordingly a “sector model“. Today you will get the opportunity, to playfully understand this (often) complex topic and to establish connections to your own real life. Very important: you will consider everything about this topic from a feminine perspective. The different domains of the economy as a whole will be built as checkpoints on the floor in this brief free-of-charge workshop, so that you can observe and interpret them - so it becomes more comprehensible. One more thing you will also realize: also the non-profit sector (for example a volunteering project) contributes to the economy.
Govinda, Lindengasse 2A, 1070 Vienna. 19 September at 19:00. Free of charge. Web 
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 Maha Conyers
Rejuvenation Chi Gong
Botox? No thanks! You can find a different and unique fountain of youth in the Saint Charles Complementary (which was just renovated). Maha Conyers, a healer from Hawaii, she shows how to preserve your bright youthfulness up until old age and all in a natural way. The Rejuvenation Chi Gong has the effect of centering and relaxation and it harmonizes the internal organs. As a reward for your exercises on a regular basis you will get strong immune system and healthy endocrine system, more flexibility, vitality and libido! And the best of all: it works allegedly really fast.

Saint Charles Complementary, Gumpendorfer Straße 22, 1060 Vienna. 19+20 September. 190€. Web
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Theobald Street Market
Theobaldgasse invites you to chill collectively! Under (hopefully) sparkling sunshine you will find a whole bunch of designer and flea market stalls and – of course- culinary highlights. “The snug part of the city” presents the original stuff from its shops, just like at the street market in Nottinghill: in Habari you can smell the room scents made by “Seiferei” or buy colorful fabrics at the flea market, you can get a street haircut, you can read at Kaffesud, enjoy organic burgers, you can rummage in the new “anzüglich” collection or go bargain hunting in “We Bandits”.

Theobaldgasse, 1060 Vienna. 20. September from 13:00. Web
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 Arna Baartz
Women cycle
Let loose, smile, lighten up: Claudia Schwab-Eckl offers under this motto not only kinesiology, but also unusual workshops for women and the so-called “journeys to the organs." The focus today is on something new, on the “women cycle”. You can travel on the “journey to the organs” on 6 evenings (till end of November): into the uterus, in the ovaries, into the vagina and the clitoris, in the menstrual cycle and to the breasts. The start is today with the “interior woman” on the schedule and a Chakra-journey into the sexual chakra completes the cycle. You can book each evening also separately!
Yoga Sattva, Fasholdgasse 3, 1130 Wien. Start 20 September at 19:00. 28€. Web
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Vienna’s first Americana festival
Ladies, get your cowboy boots out! Vienna’s first Americana feast is happening since Thursday in the WUK – six hours of music on two stages every day. “Americana“ is a mix of folk music, blues, southern rock and country music and originated in the 1980’s in – surprisingly!- America. One of the co-founders at that time was Sid Griffin from Kentucky, who is also the highlight at this festival and is on stage on Friday. Today everything is dometic – with “Hirschmugl&Glück“ and “Rewolfinger“ (listen here), they will prove to you that Vienna is not that far away from Nashville.
WUK, Währinger Str. 59, 1090 Vienna. 18.-20.9. from 17:30. Per day 25-35€. Web
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“Lieblingsflohmarkt” in the Gartenbaukino
We usually go to the Gartenbaukino in order to watch a movie. On Sunday you can now also go there for great shopping: selected design- or vintage style pieces, glittering jewelry and vinyl records. All the nice stuff you can find here was carefully selected, so that you have high quality and a colorful mix of commodities: vintage fashion from Moschino, cerutti and Missoni, but also something new from Dries van Noten. In addition to all this you can also find a well preserved crocodile bag or a Kashmir sweater and a woolen coat. After the flea market you will get a unique opportunity to enjoy the special screening “We are the best!”

Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. 21 September 11:00 till 17:30. Free entrance. Web
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moving museum
What else can Ottoman weapons in the “Wien Museum” report, if it is not about the second Siege of Vienna from 1683? What kind of story can a “Tora” – jewelry from Eastern Europe tell us in the Jewish museum in Vienna? And which history describe the divine images in the “Weltmuseum”? The moving museum creeps during the “Wienwoche” into these three museums: without any warning some objects leave their places, texts change their point of view and tell us another history – so that playfully and artistically arises the topic of migration in those museums. Exciting!

Meeting point: Jüdisches Museum Wien, Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 21.9. 11:00 till 14:00. Free entrance. Web
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Are you noble enough? It all began as a small market for young design and it has become the center of attraction for all design fans within three years. More than 115 international and national designers will be bustling around the 2000 sq m. in the former Ankerbrotfabrik this weekend. Arya Sense offers you stylish yoga outfits, Zizou Jewelry from Zagreb has a modern design from old jewelry and the young German label unterboex offers exquisite men underwear (at last!). In the meantime, before you start or afterwards you can spend some time at the gastro-corner including Gorilla Kitchen and Brass Monkey.

Anker Expedithalle, Puchsbaumgasse 1C, 1100 Vienna. 20+21 September 11:00 till 18:00. 2€. Web
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You request, we play
This one goes out to the people who love watching TV. And to the people who love listening to music. (Well, it goes out actually to everyone?). The “Wiener Filmmusikorchester” plays today the TV hits and the theme songs from the 70’s and 80’s in a big-band sound – starting with “Twin Peaks”  all the way to the “Italian Wild West”. In order to make this show funnier, this evening is organized according to the motto “you request, we play” – the big band with more than 20 musicians plays theme songs as soon as someone shouts their title. If you want to get ready for the show, look through your own DVD collection..

Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 22 September 19:30. 23€. Web
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 A garb furniture
On to the alpine traditional-clothing-flavor no. 3, a dirndl fashion show. And that is not all: you will not only get to see dirndls in today’s fashion show, but also the brilliant upcycling furniture from Kellerwerk. After all this fashion show takes place directly in the new Kellerwerk store, alongside chairs with comic covers, tables made from suitcases, clocks made out of records and lamps made out of spinning wheels. Perfect match to all these pieces of furniture is the new “Dirndlherz” collection with dirndl dresses imprinted with French wine labels or with the city map of London. This combo is pretty cool!

Kellerwerk, Gumpendorfer Straße 48, 1060 Vienna. 22 September. 18:30. Reservation needed! Web
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Fashion jewelry from Dior & Co
That’s what I call high-carat! Today everything glitters and glimmers in all the colors in Dorotheum, after all they are going to sell a whole collection of fashion jewelry at the auction: colliers, brooches, ear jewelry and bracelets from the 1960’s and the 1970’s. More than 170 showpieces – many of them are from Dior – are placed there gleaming in opulent retro style. You can also find cherry brooches and Christmas brooches (yes, there is actually such a thing!). All the fashion jewelry aficionados can bid starting at €100 and for the big collier, signed by Christian Dior you should –obviously- dig deeper into your pockets.

Palais Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Vienna. 23.9. 18:30. Free entrance. Web
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 Privatbesitz, Augsburg
The perfect household out of paper
Would you like to time travel? We are traveling today to the Biedermeier period – with the aid of a sticker album. In this album you can stroll through houses, cities and avenues, so that you can gain insight into “idyllic” world in those days. In Hofmobiliendepot you can gaze in amazement at the most beautiful – the album from Augsburg from the year of 1780, which gives you insight into the fashion, cultivation of home décor and the food culture in the time of the Biedermeier period. The daily routine of the people in the time of Mozart! The illustrated book (from a private collection) is a rarity with all its splendor!

Hofmobiliendepot, Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 23.9. 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Crime story night
It is going to be creepy again in the city of Vienna! Tonight the Crème de la Crème from all the national and international crime story authors come together: about 50 authors give the visitors - often in a cozy coffee shop atmosphere – the shivers. Small sensation: Donna Leon is reading in person in the Wiener Sängerknaben concert hall – she is namely reading from the new Commissario Brunetti’s case. David Hewson stops off at the Hotel Imperial’s café, accompanied by inspector Lund and Franzobel grabs into his "literary surprise bag." All readings are free of charge, but attention: often a reservation is needed!

Different Locations in Vienna. 23 September 15:00 till 22:00. Free entrance. Web
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Traditional Indian Temple Dance
"Heavy and light at the same time – gazelle and lioness, all in one”, that is the description given by Roxana Vossough about the classical temple dance of India “Bharata Natyam” (not to be confused with a Bollywood dance!). Bharata Natyam developed from a ritual temple dance into a holy stagecraft in its almost three thousand-old history, where every movement of the finger, every turn of the head and every foot pose tells its own story. Vossough shows her talent today – free of charge! – at Govinda. It is the perfect opportunity to take a deep breath and relax after your work day.

Govinda, Lindengasse 2A, 1070 Vienna. 24 September. 19:00. Free entrance. Web 
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Information evening - year coaching
This evening is as good for young entrepreneurs as it is good for the employee: sometimes everyone needs somebody to talk about their job situation. Coach Elisabeth Wrubel (she is in the CitySpotterGirl’s pool of experts) offers the right thing: participants from different occupational areas and group leaders work together for a period of 9 months, to find and ponder the problems in the daily job-routine, to find solutions and to build networks. All that in an open and funny working atmosphere. Today is a free-of-charge information evening where you can learn how this year coaching works.

E.W. Consulting, Stumpergasse 14/12 , 1060 Vienna. 24 September 18:00. Web
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 Kilian Kessler
Switzerland + Austria=Design
Fashion first, prizewinning design later! The designforum Vienna drew up a shortlist from the participants in the two most eminent design competitions in Switzerland and brought them to us. Our neighbor land has plenty to offer: they have “ordinary stuff” like fashion from Julian Zigerli, bags by Fabrice Aeberhard and Christian Paul, photography by Virgine Rebetez and industrial design by Carlo Clopath. And then there are unusal things, like a pellet mill by Christian Lehmann. You can also gaze at an instrument that can describe pain. There are things in the world that make me wonder!

designforum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 24 September 18:30. Free entrance. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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LIVE for fashion
This is a good example of what you can do out of a branch bank office! Exclusive cocktail dresses, cool casual collections and delicate gold jewelry hang suddenly everywhere inside the office. Two newcomer converted a branch bank office (ask for the thick vault doors!) into a shop on the Margaretenplatz. The shop appears to be generous, bright and likable and it is suitable for the elegant but daily fashion. You can find there cat-walk models from Paris, sequined evening dresses, plain blazers or fashionable belts. And right in the middle of everything you can look across the shoulder of a working goldsmith.
LIVE for fashion, Margaretenplatz 7, 1050 Vienna. Tu-Fr 11:00 till 19:00, Th till 20:00 Uhr, Sa 10:00 till 17:00 Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Die Serviette
The fact that the CitySpotterGirl is a fan of essenti has got about. Now, the “lunchtime-master” Marko Godinic extended his kingdom by taking over the restaurant Serviette, which is placed on the other side of the cosy Servitengasse. The stylish arrangement of the “Serviette” was not changed, but they now also cook really well in there. Dry-aged –burger with herb potatoes, grilled calamari, caramelized Krautfleckerl (local speciality) – the philosophy in the “new” restaurant is not having a “fast lunch”, but taking your time and enjoying your meal. It is perfect for dates or get-togethers with the girls!
Die Serviette, Servitengasse 4, 1090 Vienna. Mo-Fr 12:00 till 24:00, kitchen till 22:00.


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