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"Heya Girls!"
She is the most famous tear in the entire world. And she wrote the most minimalistic video of all times in MTV history. Sinéad O'Connor, born in 1966 in Ireland and brought up in difficult conditions, had a passion for provocation since the beginning of her career and became an international star with "Nothing compares 2 U". This week, quite a few female world stars are romping about in Vienna. There won't only be O'Connor at the jazz festival (who will perform at the opera on Saturday), but also Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole, master of velvety ballads - whether they're jazzy, folky or souly. And on Tuesday, Nikki Yanofsky will give a concert in front of the Rathaus! The pretty Canadian (picture) performed in the Montreal jazz festival as a child prodigy at the young age of 12 - today, she is 20 and has sung with all the jazz bigwigs in the world and jams like a boss. (Listen: here.) And since this is obviously a good week, we're even getting the concert for free! We lucky devils.
Wishing you a nice week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Jazzfest Wien, various locations. Nikki Yanofsky, Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna. 8 July 18:00. Web
Photo: Nikki Yanofsky
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 Barbara Eckholdt / pixelio. de
5 elements Qi Gong for women
Who wants to send her body on a small relaxation trip? Simply head over to the SDS Gesundheitszentrum (health centre) where the take-off takes place. A very special Qi Gong lesson for women only: at a total of 6 evenings, Qi Gong is practised according to the 5 elements of Chinese Medicine. Each session is dedicated to another element. Objective: rebalance the body's energies through breathing and movements. No previous knowledge needed. If the weather's fine, the lesson will take place in the garden.
SDS at St. Josef-Krankenhaus, Auhofstraße 189, 1130 Vienna. Starts 3 July 19:00. 80€. Web
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Sale at zimmer acht
Want some new decorative cushions or picture frames? Interior freaks and nest warmers will find their heart's desire at zimmer acht. This exceptional concept store is now holding a clearance sale. Which means: home accessories, by Housedoctor or Bloomingville, are now up to 50% cheaper! There are vases for the living room, chic lamps for the dining area or ceramic cans for the kitchen - the large shop that could easily be mistaken for a very stylish apartment offers lots of things for those of unusual taste.
zimmer acht, Laudongasse 12, 1080 Vienna. Mo-We 12:00 to 19:00, Th-Fr 13:00 to 19:30, Sa 10:00 to 14:00. Web
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Ladies of an advanced age (such as the CitySpotterGirl) will now shout three "hurrays" while putting on their dancing shoes: after Sinead O'Connor, Madness is now in town too! Yep, t.h.e. 80s ska band with their worldwide hit "Our House" from 1983, listen to it here. During the "Night Against Poverty", the Brit band gives a concert at the Arena Wien. The "guys" are known for their catchy mix of ska, punk and pop and their wit that was later described as nutty sound. Their American ska-colleagues The Toasters will be opening for them.
Arena Wien, Baumgasse 80, 1030 Vienna. 3 July 19:00. 42 €. Web
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Gigi’s Fashion-to-Stay
Flea market aficionados can go for a walk to the Karmelitermarkt today. Gigi Stenmo, who has purchased lots of new and used-as good as new articles on her tour through markets and outlets, will sell them for two days in a comfortable bistro-atmosphere. At De Jager's, ladies will find everything from blazers to jeans, from simple to elegant, from shoes and handbags to jewels and belts. There will be bargains at 5€, just like brand fashion by Dior, Armani and Burberry for bigger budgets (until 280€).
De Jager’s Bistro, Leopoldgasse 33, 1020 Vienna. Fr 4.7. 16:00 to 21:00, Sa 5.7. 11:00 to 21:00. Web
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Courage in the City
Guerrilla-knitting, greening parking spaces, cooperative and sustainable living: changing the public space requires courage. On Friday, we will be shown that there are lots of projects with a heart in Vienna. Once again, the "Mutmacherei" ("encouragering") invites all to a walk through the Leopoldstadt this time, and presents interesting projects. At a stop in the Stuwerviertel, there will be a visit of the neighbourhood garden Max-Winter-Platz. Together, 20 "green thumbs" will make flowers sprout there, exchange knowledge and attend garden parties. Please sign up.
Meeting point: Max Winterplatz 23, 1020 Vienna. Fr 4 July 15:00. 10-15€. Web
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Masterpiece Collection
Tradition meets the modern ages. During the exhibition Masterpiece Collection from 3 to 5 July, manufactories, designers and creative head will be placed in the spotlight with their unusual works that pay homage to tradition and culture. Among the exhibitors, there is Viennese porcelain factory Augarten, Robert Horn's fine leather wares, Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau, and – yes! - British sports car manufactory Aston Martin. And let's not forget about Montblanc, violin maker Franz Übelhör, as well as Austria's first bonbon manufactory – the Zuckerlwerkstatt.
Novomatic Forum, Friedrichstr. 7, 1010 Vienna. 4 July 13:00 to 20:00. 10 €. Web
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Vegan barbecue
Well, the first try really was a huge success! The ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser, known for its summer barbecues, has recently organized a vegan barbecue. And since it's the first time something like that has happened in Vienna and the success was accordingly big, it is now being extended. It starts today: before things start heating up at the charcoal grill, a variation of vegan appetizers will be served on étagères. When the first taste is satisfied, the buffet will be filled with marinated seitan steaks, Asian vegetable-tofu skewers, stuffed vegetables and veggie burgers with fresh vegan side dishes. At an all you can eat price. Yummy!
ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser Wien, Wagramer Straße 8, 1220 Vienna. 5 July 18:00. 38 €. Web 
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 Denise / pixelio. de
All clear
That's exactly what blind bats such as the CitySpotterGirl need: at the seminar "Alles klar" ("All clear"), the topic of the eyes is put under scrutiny. In a very comprehensive way, since the actual ability to see is located in the brain. The causes of sight defects are often not only found in the organ, sometimes they have something to do with emotions, negative beliefs, patterns, stress and lifestyle. In addition, there will also be a before-and-after test and every participant will get eye and relaxation exercises they can do at home as well as tips for everyday life. The Little Prince already knew that: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly...
Zentrum Gesundes Gehirn, Obkirchergasse 3/12, 1190 Vienna. 5 July 10:00. 150 €. Web
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Flea Market Starkl
Vintage clothes, household goods, books – there are flea markets for everything. And now, there is finally also one for fans of the green stuff! Gartencenter Starkl in Simmering offers a huge range of goods with pots, plants and accessories the whole year. And today everything will be sold off. All day long, remaining stock, individual items and many plants are up for grabs at bargain prices, some of them up to 70 percent off. The selection is wide, the flea market will take place on 3,000 m² directly in front of the garden centre. By the way: Garden fans will find great tips in the book "Genial Gärtnern in Wien"!

Gartencenter Starkl, Paul-Heyse-Gasse 5, 1110 Vienna. 5 July 09:00 to 17:00. Web
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Market of bad things
Schrottwichteln! (Known as White Elephant in the US) Who doesn't know these hideous things? It can be a sushi USB stick, a cleaning brush with an Afro, vulgar porcelain or a hairy bottle opener - bad taste has many faces and a long past, this we can currently see for ourselves at the Hofmobiliendepot at the show "Böse Dinge" (bad things). Hundreds of people have followed the appeal to donate something hideous for a good cause. Today, the collection of taste-aberrations will be for sale at a market - for 3-50€. An encyclopaedia of tastelessness ;-) The proceeds will go to the neunerhaus.
Hofmobiliendepot, Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Vienna. 6 July 10:00 to 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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Tanabata festival
People in all of Japan celebrate Tanabata Festival on July 7th and write their most heartfelt wishes on strips of paper. Then, they hang them on trees and hope they come true. Today for the first time, this is also possible in Vienna! The columned hall of the Weltmuseum is turning into a stage for the festival that originates from ancient Japanese mythology - and of course, ladies can also attach their own wishes in Vienna. There will be Koto music, a show by the Japanese archery group Gakko Kyudojo and Origami crafting. By the way, participation is free with a valid museum ticket.
Weltmuseum Wien, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. 6 July 15:00. Web
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MAGNUM Dolce & Gabbana
You read that right. There is now an ice cream of the Italian designer duo ;-) For the 25th anniversary of this famous ice cream, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have briefly switched fields and created a special brand: vanilla ice with bits of dark chocolate and pieces of pistachio covered in white chocolate. And since it was so pretty, they even designed the packaging. Interestingly enough, this very limited (!) object of desire only exists in a few countries outside Italy - not even Germany has any. But in Vienna, it will be available starting 3 July in the Eislounge on the Rathausplatz!
MAGNUM Eislounge, Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna. Starting 3 July. Web
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Green holiday
Hot town, summer in the city? Those who are yearning for a warm island can now have the pleasure to relax from Monday to Wednesday at Schulgarten Kagran with its wonderful theme gardens. And simply do nothing. Just be lazy and let the soul to wander. Lie in a garden chair. Stroll through the magical Monet garden or observe the koi fishes from the wooden deck in the Asia Garden having fun bubbling in the pond. Those who’d prefer being intellectual can learn about Shakespeare's plants (for his 450th birthday) in the eponymous garden. And all at free entrance!
Schulgarten Kagran, Donizettiweg 29, 1220 Vienna. Mo-We 10:00 to 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Jacob Aue Sobol / Magnum Photos
Jacob Aue Sobol
Two years ago, the Danish Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol started a journey: he crossed the entire Asian continent from Moscow over Ulan Bator to Beijing. The exhibition Arrivals and Departures is this journey's photographic log. Recorded with the Leica M Monochrom - the first digital black and white camera - it tells of Sobol's meetings with people along the Trans-Siberian Railway in dense pictures. These aren't fleeting travel reports; they're intimate portraits of an almost painful intensity.
Leica Galerie Wien, Walfischgasse 1, 1010 Vienna. Until 20.9 Mo-Fr 10:00 to 19:00, Sa until 18:00. Web
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Riding waves in Vienna
Aloha! And where could we possibly find waves here? At the Alte Donau, where the first wakesurf centre has opened up! There, ladies can't surf on huge waves like they do in California, Portugal or Hawaii, but they should expect at least one meter. And that's how it goes: a motorboat generates an artificial wave which surfers can ride elegantly. Without any kind of leash or tether. And it is ideal for tricks and jumps. Good news for all couch potatoes: wakesurfing is easy to learn. We're the lords of the boards...
DanubeSurfer, Handelskai 343, 1020 Vienna. Starts Mo-Th 15:30 Fr 13:00, Sa +So 11:30. Web
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 Nic Lehoux
Europe's best buildings
And once again, a nice vernissage for fans of architecture! Every 2 years, the Mies van der Rohe price honours Europe's most innovative architecture projects. From 335 nominated items, the concert house Harpa in Reykjavik emerged victorious this time, designed by the Danish architect's office Henning Larsen and artist Olafur Elíasson. In total, 40 of the nominated buildings from all over Europe are presented in the exhibition with plans, pictures and models. Also on display: the 16 Austrian projects that were submitted.
Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 9 July 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Bettina Frenzel
Sissi – Beuteljahre einer Kaiserin
The Tschauner Bühne stage rocks the musical world - with Sissi as a man! If one asks a New Yorker what they (besides Conchita) associate with Vienna, they will most of the time answer Mozartkugel or the famous empress. Ok, in exceptional cases Wittgenstein. Vienna's last ad-lib stage clears such clichés and serves a wild trash-musical with humour and esprit. In this shrill and absurd production of director Markus Richter with the Tschauner Reloaded Ensemble, which consists of musical and cabaret actors, history is rewritten. For eccentric characters ;-)
Tschauner Bühne, Maroltingergasse 43, 1160 Vienna. 9 July 19:30. 12-20€. Web
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Summer School at Nähsalon
Well, summer school actually doesn’t sound that alluring, but this one is really cool. For summer school in the nice sewing salon Nahtlos means: four days of maximum creativity! Small groups will meet here – consisting of beginners and advanced participants – to sew and print silkscreens together with professionals. All sorts of items that are created in to no time: a dress made of self-printed fabric, a carrier bag or a gym bag, you can even pretty up your old summer clothes. Want even more hints to profit from the sewing boom? The CitySpotterGirl has gathered them: here
Nähsalon Nahtlos, Kellermanngasse 4, 1070 Vienna. 9-12 July 11:00 to 19:00. 222€. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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 Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo
What happens when a lady enters the store of the luxurious brand Jimmy Choo with completely unfitting footwear? That's right, she gets treated like a queen anyway. At least, like La Lopez or Scarlett Johansson. For many, Jimmy Choo is the paradise of shoes - and starting right now, heaven is in Vienna too. The elegant store is furnished in a decently reduced style, which makes the shoes and accessories glitter and shine all the more: pumps, sandals, slingbacks or sneakers of satin, glitter, patent leather and leopard patterns, with matching bags and belts. So pretty!
Jimmy Choo, Tuchlauben 4, 1010 Vienna. Mo- Sa 10:00 to 19:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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No, it is not only the look - with mural paintings, colourful patterned fabrics and beautiful dishes - gorgeous. The cuisine is surprising as well: they cook Latin-American food, which was almost unknown in Vienna until now. Shrimps glazed with tamarind, crispy beef empanadas with a lime vinaigrette or bulgur balls filled with chicken land on the plates. Delicious! The clou at lunchtime: all courses on the lunch card are served in lush appetizer sizes. And depending on the hunger, one can simply order one, two or three courses.

Mercado, Stubenring 18, 1010 Vienna. Mo - Fr 12:00 to 23:00, Sa + So 17:00 to 23:00. Web


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