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m a r c h 17 | 9. - 15.

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"Heya Girls!"
What is happening, when a rooster falls in love with an owl and a shipwrecked African is suddenly cared for by a uniformed mermaid? Exactly! The Tricky Women are in town. The only Film Festival in Europe, which is entirely dedicated to animated film making by women, is presenting 164 films at the Metro Cinema this year – and has pixel, puppets and plasticine figures dance across the screen. Modern pioneers of the scene show (this year with a focus on Japan) really strong and authentic animation-stuff: “Moms on Fire” is a story without taboos about pregnancy, “Calling You” a tribute to the absent mother. And “Window Horse” (image), a poetic piece of art, is about a young Canadian poet travelling to a literature festival in Teheran and finding her roots in this for her foreign culture.  Different than live-action films, animated movies don’t care about logic and laws of nature – whoever is craving some fantasy, should definitely plan a short-term vacation at the cinema.
Wishing you an amusing week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Tricky Women, Metro Cinema, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna. March 15-19. 8 €/Program-block. Web

P.S. Unusual underwear and printed dresses: new fashion from ka:nt – Wiener Unart at the portal!
Cover: Ann Marie Fleming
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 Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil „Amaluna“
The most beautiful circus of the world is back in the city! And what is particularly awesome this time: the new show includes almost only female artists; even the musicians are all women. The story is set on a mysterious island that is ruled by goddesses. The queen of the island Prospera organizes a colorful ritual full of knowledge and wisdom in order to celebrate her daughter’s womanhood. And love plays a part and interferes as well. As always, the show is filled with gorgeous acrobatics, great costumes and magical music, floating between illusion and reality. 
Grand Chapiteau, Neu Marx, Karl Farkas Gasse 1,1030 Vienna. Until April 17. From 35 €. Web
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Spring sale at Nicestuff
Look at that: the world of nice things, which can usually only be accessed online, is opening its doors offline once again. “Nice Stuff” is inviting to a stock sale at Burggasse, especially fans of the Danish lifestyle labels Bloomingville and House Doctor will be able to make great finds! Because a great range of pretty home and kitchen accessories including anything from breakfast dishes to kitchen towels is on sale from 20 to 60 percent off. Remnant stock and unique pieces from past, but equally charming, collections can be picked from Rice or Appletree. Only until Saturday!
Nicestuff, Burggasse 104, 1070 Vienna. March 9 - 11. Web
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Astrakan Project
Electro folk worth hearing – even though you won’t understand a word ;-)
The Breton musician-duo Simone Alves and Yann Gourvil intertwine old Celtic folklore, songs and legends from their homeland with the sounds of the Near East – inspired by a trip to Istanbul. In this manner, the two musicians use their sound not only to mix two different worlds, but also two time periods. Yann Gourvil plays different Turkish instruments and accentuates the songs with fine electronic loops, Simone Alves provides the vocals. Tonight they are performing in Vienna for the first time, listen in here!
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. March 9 19:30. 21 €. Web
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Workshop “Season start in the garden“
Off it goes! The first green shoots are showing, the birds are going crazy chirping away, looking for partners and you can feel the warming sunshine. Which means that the garden season has started as well – no matter what the weather gods and goddesses still happen to have in store ;-) At the Cityfarm Schönbrunn you can learn about the basics of plant propagation at today’s spring-workshop called “Saisonstart im Garten”. You will be shown how to pre-seed, rogue and produce cuttings. Because April is around the corner and planting out and seeding of the first plants is officially on the garden calendar. Yippie!
Cityfarm Schönbrunn, Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 6, 1130 Vienna. March 10 16:00. 40 €. Web
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Sale at Elfenkleid
Dear elves, the time has come, the sale at Elfenkleid is on once again! As you know, the designs are not really low priced, but the longer the days are, the bigger the discount becomes: from now on you get up to 50 percent off the smoothly flowing and wonderfully warm wrapping dresses, ingenious overalls and cool knit cardigans from the fall/winter collection. An extravagant wool tunica, knotted in the back, costs 160 instead of 320 euros, a pretty olive-green walk-dress can be bought for 238 euros. And a silk overall is definitely also the right choice for cool spring days ;-) Better breeze over there soon!
Elfenkleid, Margaretenstraße 39, 1040 Vienna. Tue-Sat 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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Bingo Birds – woodcarving from Bali
Decorative household spirits that are supposedly 100 percent effective: a few so-called Bali Birds have settled in the World-Art gallery Fortuna at the moment. The colorful fantasy birds were made by Suantara and Agus Made. They are father and son, come from the village Bakudui in Bali, which is well-known for its craftsmanship and they have a soft spot for rare birds of paradise. They use the light wood of the native Albazia, the pink siris, to carve artful fantasy birds and paint them, like decorative plumes, with many different colors. Very pretty, even though the spirits don’t agree ;-)
FortunaGalerie, Berggasse 21, 1090 Vienna. Until March 31 Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Feel-good days in Mödling
Dense soul-soothing program this weekend in Mödling: revolving around the City Gallery, you can experience the topic of “well-being” in many different areas – ranging from relationship-wellness to nutrition to electro-mobility. There are workshops like “Sing dich gesund” (“Health through singing”) or Qi-Gong, also a fair-trade evening, a vegan cooking show with Mäggi Kokta and a common good-brunch. And whoever wants to get right to implementing the newly learned forms of feeling good at home can get fast Feng Shui advice from well-being architect Claudia Schumm. Super!
Stadtgalerie, Kaiserin Elisabeth-Straße 1, 2340 Mödling. March 11+12. 8 €/day. Workshops 12 €. Web
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 Verein Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Club
Women in resistance
The women’s day celebrations just ended and already, the Urania is keeping the resistance against a male- dominated world going. The Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Club is inviting to an interesting lecture about the Austrian world traveller Ida Pfeiffer, who went against all conventions back in the days and crossed the island Borneo as the first female European. The program after the lecture includes film excerpts and a talk about the awesome architect Schütte-Lihotzky and other female resistance fighters. At 17:30 the Club Drehungen will be showing methods of self-defense – only for women!
VHS Urania, Dachsaal, Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Vienna. March 11 from 14:00. Free entry. Web
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 Robert la Roche
Markterei plus vintage
Old treasures at the Old Post! At the cool Markterei market hall a best-of of the Viennese vintage scene is coming together this weekend. You can find lots of things around the topic of furniture but also art and light objects; also available are paper antiques, extravagant vintage fashion and eyeglass frames from the private archive of Robert La Roche. Thonet will be opening its showrooms at the Old Post as well and there you can see live restorations and listen to a panel of experts and also get some information on how to determine the authenticity of different pieces.
Markterei Markthalle, Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna. March 10+11. Free entry. Web
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 Brunch Club Vienna
Brunch Club Vienna Sunday PopUp
Well, ladies, here come the coordinates for the main caloric intake on Sunday: Otto Bauer, Otto-Bauer-Gasse! Because there, the passionate foodies and founders of the Brunch Club Vienna, Alice & Dana are preparing a small Sunday feast for the fifth time (always at different locations). Definitely on the menu: avocados, poached eggs, creative mimosas and other delicacies. You can enjoy food à la carte, the dishes range from 6 to 10 euros, drinks are served by the friendly team of the Otto Bauer – which is by the way a very nice restaurant, just in case you don’t know it yet!
Otto Bauer, Otto-Bauer-Gasse 13, 1060 Vienna. March 12 10:00 to 14:00. Web
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 Elena Zauke
Stefan Jürgens
Everybody knows his face, but not many know, that SOKO-Donau TV-inspector Stefan Jürgens sings as well. Right now he is using the break in shooting the show in order to go on tour with his new (and already forth!) album. Almost all of the compassionate and pleasant songs on the album “Grenzenlos Mensch” were written by the singer with the striking voice himself, in his lyrical texts he sings about our time and stands up for a life without exclusion. And when it comes to stage presence, the TV-star definitely knows what he is doing ;-) Premiere in Austria today at the Metropol, listen in here!
Metropol, Hernalser Haupstraße 55, 1170 Vienna. March 12 20:00. From 21 €. Web
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Flamenco Festival Vienna
Senoras, these days the heat is on! Because today the Flamenco Festival will be opened with a showing of the film “Flamenco Flamenco”, warm-up dancing starts tomorrow during a dance-flash mob at the MQ with Flamenco-goddess Pastora Galvan. Learn the choreography here! Further members of the “Dinastia Galvan”, like the legendary Jose Galvan, will be heating up the audience on Wednesday at the Globe Vienna. And there, the Flamenco singer Arcangel, one of the biggest “Cantaores” of the current generation, will be performing on Friday, and to finish it all off, the fantastic Paco Cepero will be playing on Saturday.
Flamenco Festival Vienna. March 13-1. Program online Web
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Archeological tour at the Stephansplatz
City-walkers have probably already noticed: the general renovation of the Stephansplatz has started. They are laying new floors, installing lights and creating more seating areas. That the square is being dug up right now also has its advantages, because from now on free archeological tours are offered every Monday. Because next to the renovation, the city archeology is also carrying out excavations, in order to document possible remnants from the past of the historically important square around the cathedral “Steffl”. Literally the perfect possibility for exciting insights!
Meeting point: Stephansplatz, Info panel at the Big Gate, 1010 Vienna. Mon 11:00 and 11:30. Free. Web
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Frameshore pop up-store
Awesome frames meet young, affordable art: at the pop up-store of the frame specialist Frameshore, which opens today, you can basically pluck the paintings including the suitable frame directly from the wall. On the “Framewall” you can find a big selection of frames in different styles, the paintings come from the online gallery And whoever wants to, can also bring their own paintings and have them framed “live”. Or you make your own art during the “Polaroid-Action”: because you can try out vintage cameras then and there. Practical and within the frame of affordable ;-)
Frameshore, Kaiserstraße 76, 1070 Vienna. Opening March 14 17:00. Web
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 Happy Zoe
Menstrual problems
Oh yes, these days are often a nuisance! There are many ways in order to alleviate the pain of menstrual cramps; today at the Shambhala Ina Diolosa will be presenting a few options based on Chinese dietary guidelines. Diolosa, together with her husband Claude, runs the renowned Avicenna Institute of Naturopathy and TCM. The expert will be talking about different types of problems and their patterns and pathologies. Every menstrual cycle and every woman is different and that is why the diet has to be adjusted individually. And she will reveal valuable 5-elements-tips as well.
Shambhala, Josefstädterstraße 5, 1080 Vienna. March 14 19:30 to 20:30. 15 €. Web
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Jewish Film Festival
Joy, women and fresh films: the Votiv Cinema is celebrating the Women’s Day and the (Jewish) Purim Festival with films. Purim is celebrated to commemorate the salvation of the Jews in Persia, mostly in a funny and carnival-like way. Whoever wants to find out more: the film “Happy Purim” provides deep insight on how the orthodox Haredi Jews celebrate this day. Very funny is also the film “The Women’s Balcony” from Emil Ben Shimons, which is about a rabbi, who hast to fight the tough persistence of the women of his new parish. Today the Hannah Arendt portrait “Vita Activa” is on the program – Austrian premiere!
Votiv Cinema, 1090 Vienna and DeFrance, 1010 Vienna. March 12-1. Program online Web
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Orchid exhibition
So beautiful! At the convent garden and the orangery of the Monastery Klosterneuburg numerous exotic blossoms are exhibited at the moment. For two weeks, collectors and breeders from different countries are presenting their most fantastic orchids. Next to well-known types like Phalaenopsis or Cattleya, orchid-lovers can also find very rare breeds. Whoever wants to can also buy the queen of the flowers; and there will also be supplies and decorative accessories as well as expert advice. And the convent garden, the “secret garden” next to the baroque imperial wing, is worth a visit by itself!
Monastery Klosterneuburg, Stiftsplatz 1, Klosterneuburg. Until March 19 daily 9:00 to 18:00. 11 €. Web
Shop of the week 
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Die Möbelei
A discovery for shabby chic-chicks and DIY-lovers! Pretty well hidden in the 15th district, the small store and workshop from Timea Oberwagner can be found. The “upgrader” prefers to work with chalk-matt Annie Sloan-chalk paint and uses it to give her special pieces a pretty retro-look. Additionally to furniture you can also buy all kinds of things you need to prettify furniture, ranging from carved wooden borders for only a few euros to porcelain knobs. And of course paints, paints and paints! The ingenious chalk paint can also be used on fabric, leather or metal, a starter set costs around 50 euros. Worth a try ;-)
Die Möbelei, Ullmannstraße 47, 1150 Vienna. Tue-Fri 14:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 15:00.
Restaurant of the week 
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One of them comes from the Salzkammergut, one from Italy and one from Hungary: three handsome young men are revving up the neighborhood of the CitySpotterGirl. “Here, the food has roots” is the motto, which means: they only cook what comes from their own farm or producers they know well. Every lettuce leaf has its own history, and yes, the lentils are from the 10th district. Tastes delicious (incredibly tender chicken filet!) – and it’s noticeable that the service comes from top restaurants. But here, the atmosphere is a lot more easygoing and warm! By the way: the pantry also serves as a market for the guests
Roots, Schönbrunnerstraße 32, 1050 Vienna. Tue-Fri 12:00 to 14:30, 18:00 to 22:00, Sat 10:00 to 14:00, 18:00 to 22:00. Web


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