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m a r c h 24 | 21. - 27.

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"Heya Girls!"
We use around 17,000 tampons or pads in a lifetime – so women spend thousands of euros on menstrual hygiene products over the years. Whether we like it or not. In Austria, 533,000 women are currently at risk of poverty and around 95,000 are severely affected by poverty, which means that period poverty is not just a problem in poor countries – it is becoming increasingly common here too. For many women, especially young girls, menstruation is a huge financial burden. And those who cannot afford menstrual products often resort to unhygienic and dangerous alternatives such as rags or toilet paper. This is why an appeal has been made to all women in Vienna: Until 31 March, period products can be dropped off at many Caritas locations in Vienna – including the Caritas shop on Mariahilfer Strasse! Especially pads, tampons, panty liners and underwear. If you want to help in the long term, you can also become a “period sponsor” and support a woman with a monthly contribution of €5. Dear readers, please join in!
Wishing you a helpful week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Several Caritas locations in Vienna. Until 31 March. List online

P.S. Easter break! We will be back on 4 April!
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 Florentina Leitner
Easter Fashion Pop-up
The Easter bunny, aka the coolest fashion designers, has great things in store for everybunny: for 3 days, the crème de la crème of the avant-garde fashion scene is gathering for a fine pop-up in the already super-snappy store Sumpf in Margaretenstraße. Christina Seewald is there with her translucent basic eyecatchers, Florentina Leitner brings her playfully eccentric wow-pieces with lots of frills and flowers just in time for spring, and Mühlbauer Hutmanufaktur will also be there with stylish headwear. Today is the opening party with DJs & drinks!
Sumpf, Margaretenstraße 3, 1040 Vienna. 21-23 March. Thu 17:00 to 22:00, Fri+Sat 12:30 to 18:00. Web
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Celebrating identities
To lead a self-determined life, away from male dominance, corrupt rule and colonial paradigms – a desire that is unfortunately often denied to women in African countries. AG18 Gallery is currently exhibiting works by six African artists who celebrate the role of women in all its facets. The paintings are colourful and show self-confident women who refuse to be reduced to objects, who assert their personality and individuality and decide for themselves how to live, what to want and what to achieve. Very aesthetic and inspiring!
AG18 Galerie, Annagasse 18, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 21 March 18:00 to 20:00. Free entry. Web
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 eva m schuster
Syndicate Market
Fashionable Easter shoppers can look forward to a particularly fine event today: Six small labels are gathering at austellungsraum with their treasures. They include Rillé with cool designer glasses, Dorothee Redelsteiner brings vintage fashion to the clothes rails and Walli Jungwirth provides the fashionable icing on the cake with her fancy hat creations. You can bag matching accessories and handmade jewellery made from stingray leather or popcorn (!) from eva m schuster. See if you can't find anything suitable here to fill your Easter nest!
ausstellungsraum, Gumpendorferstraße 23, 1060 Vienna. 18-21 March. 11:00 to 19:00. Web
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Fashion Sale Party at Chegini
Everything is blooming and sprouting right now: cherry blossoms, daffodils, crocuses – and the spring/summer novelties in the high fashion temple Chegini! That's why we're saying goodbye to the winter beauties with a cheery fashion sale party. From Prada, Theorie and Marni to The Row and Loewe, you can snap up the hottest pieces from Winter Fashion Week at up to 70% off! And because trying on sequined midi skirts, oversized jumpers and wrap dresses is twice as much fun with music and bubbles, you can look forward to that, too!
Chegini, Wallnerstraße 2, 1010 Vienna. 22+23 March. Fri 14:00 to 20:00, Sat 12:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Café Eskeles
Boker tov!
For a change, the motto is not “Night at the Museum”, but “Good Morning at the Jewish Museum”! Because on selected dates, a limited number of people interested in Vienna's Jewish history can now enter through the gates of the museum before everyone else. The special guided tours cover topics such as Vienna's first Christmas tree, the Viennese Rothschilds and why Gustav Mahler didn't like honey. Speaking of honey: afterwards, Cafe Eskeles serves an extensive oriental breakfast and kosher sparkling wine. Le'chajim!
Jüdisches Museum, Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 22 March 9:00. 49 € incl. breakfast. Please sign up. Web
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 Vessels & Meaning
Ceramics: Vessels of Meaning
A universal language that everyone understands, whether they learned it or not. Wouldn't that be handy? That's what ten artists thought when they opened their exhibition of ceramic exhibition at the Amerlinghaus cultural centre today. They see their objects as vessels that carry the weight of human experience, history and cultural reflection, and want them to leave room for interpretation. Whether this is expressed in German, Arabic, French or Swahili is irrelevant – the objects speak for themselves. Joining the chat is encouraged!
Kulturzentrum Amerlinghaus, Stiftgasse 8, 1070 Vienna. Vernissage 22 March 18:00. Free entry. Web
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 Elena Zaucke
Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys
Witty, a little cheesy and simply charmingly old school – that's what the Rhythm Boys around the golden-voiced actor Ulrich Tukur have been for what seems like an eternity. With their weightless melodies, sophisticated dance music and gentlemanly outfits, the quartet knows how to turn darkness into light, adversity into confidence and sadness into high spirits! Today they try to do just that with their programme 'Es leuchten die Sterne', a repertoire of Italian and French hits and fantastic new arrangements. It feels like a journey on the wings of colourful dreams!
Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Vienna. 23 March 19:30. From 39 €. Web
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 Vienna your Way
Easter Tour of Vienna
Why do we actually celebrate Easter and what did the imperial couple Sisi and Franz-Joseph do on this holiday? Today you can hop on an Easter bunny-like tour of our favourite city and learn all kinds of interesting facts about Easter: At St Stephen's Cathedral you can see wooden donkeys and flying bells, and on the way to the Hofburg you can learn all about Easter food and imperial rituals, where Sisi was usually conspicuous by her absence ;-) And if you're not already in the mood for colourful eggs, you will be when you visit the Easter market on the Freyung!
Meeting point will be announced upon registration. 23 March 14:00. 26 €. Web
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Spring Party at Biostoffe
Isn't there a little tailor slumbering in in each of us, just waiting to be awakened? Well, when if not now? At Biostoffe's Spring Festival today you have a great opportunity to see and buy the latest organic fabric collections, from wild florals to classic chequer patterns and elegant plains – no fabric dream will be left unfulfilled. You can also discover unique handmade treasures from talented local exhibitors at the pop-up market. Complimentary snacks and drinks will keep you refreshed, and there will also be some games to win cool prizes!
Biostoffe, Huttengasse 57-59, 1160 Vienna. 23 March 9:30 to 18:00. Web
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 Sammlung Eisenberger, Leopold Museum
Broncia Koller-Pinell
Apart from the fact that Broncia Koller-Pinell was a sensational artist, she would be described as a networking talent today. Thanks to her numerous cultural contacts, the Jewish painter became one of the most present painters of Viennese Modernism even towards the end of her career, despite prevailing anti-Semitism and National Socialist caesuras. The current retrospective at the Belvedere not only traces the artist's impressive stylistic development, but also her network for the first time. For example, Koller-Pinell was also an active patron of the arts. A discovery!
Unteres Belvedere, Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna. Until 8 September. Mon-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. 14.60 €. Web
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Schönbrunn Easter Market
Easter is coming! Sure, the Easter market in the Schönbrunn parade court is a tourist magnet. But what's so bad about seeing Vienna through the eyes of a foreigner sometimes? Exactly. After all, the magnificent backdrop is hard to beat, the arts and crafts stalls offer all sorts of beautiful things, there is delicious food (Easter ham gröstl, beef goulash, Kaiserschmarrn) – and every Saturday and Sunday jazz combos provide some lively springtime vibes. This morning, the Borderland Dixieband will be celebrating the arrival of spring. All free of charge, of course.

Schloss Schönbrunn, Ehrenhof, 1130 Vienna. Until 2 April. Daily 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Brandstätter Verlag
Rudi Anschober’s new book
What will happen tomorrow? Or next year? Or in 2040? While some people are predicting the end of the world and a complete climate catastrophe, there are also optimistic realists like Rudi Anschober, luckily. In his new book, the former minister explains how the future can still tur out great in a vision based on science and facts. Anschober's recipe for happiness: overcoming habits and past policies and starting a revolution together! Today at noon, the author will present what this inspiring journey through time could look like.

Stadtsaal, Mariahilfer Straße 81, 1060 Vienna. 23 March 11:00 am. From 16.50€. Web
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 Hotel Steigenberger Herrenhof
Eugenie Schwarzwald
Who knew it: Vienna's first girls' Gymnasium was located in the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof around a hundred years ago! It was founded by the great educationalist Eugenie Schwarzwald, who fought tirelessly for girls to be allowed to learn more than dull housework. With success, as the likes of Oskar Kokoschka and Adolf Loos were coming and going at the Schwarzwald School. The Steigenberger Hotel is currently hosting an exhibition on the pioneer, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the era and then enjoy tea time à la Eugenie!

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof, Herrengasse 10, 1010 Vienna. Daily 8:00 to 1:00. Free admission. Web
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 Wieser Verlag
Tiohtiá:ke – Montréal
They were driven from their land, their traditions were taken from them, as were their children, who were forcibly educated in boarding schools to become “real” Canadians. In his new novel, Canadian star journalist Michel Jean focuses on those indigenous people who have been robbed of their roots and now live as homeless people on the streets of Montréal, or Tiohtiá:ke as the city is called in the Mohawk language. Nevertheless, it is not a dreary book, because you are constantly rooting for the protagonists to find a way out of drugs and violence. Today is the book launch!

Thalia, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2, 1030 Vienna. 26 March, 19:00. Free admission. In English. Web 
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 Gabe Moves
New Acroyoga studio
It was always a little highlight as a child to be allowed to play airplane on your stomach on the soles of adults' feet! Well, this is now also possible for adults in Vienna, and it's not actually that easy. In Acroyoga – a mixture of yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage – you and a partner learn to control your weight and move your body in different planes. One person, the flyer, floats on the soles of their partner's feet and the other balances and supports the flyer. Curious to know more? There's a beginners' class today and every Tuesday at Hannah and Alexis' newly opened acroyoga studio!
Acroyoga Vienna, Josefstädter Straße 29, 1080 Vienna. Tuesdays 19:30 to 21:00. From 18 €. Web
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 Blazej Kotowski
Listening to the Lobau
Imperial hunting ground, construction site for the Danube-Oder Canal during the Nazi era, retreat for nature lovers and drop-outs – if only the Lobau could tell tales out of school... Thanks to the artists' collective Lobau Listening Comprehension, it can now! Because these ladies have collected insights and listening impressions that reflect personal stories, ecological perspectives and political debates about Vienna's jungle. PS: “Lobau Love Letters” can be written or recorded in the exhibition and will then be added to the collection!

Volkskundemuseum, Laudongasse 15, 1080 Vienna. Until 5 May. Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00. Admission free. Web
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 Eric Hope, hdgö
Holidays in Austria
Our beautiful Vienna, Tyrol or Styria – holiday hotspots par excellence! This was not always the case, however, as Austria was rather avoided after 1945. The personal snapshots of a London couple who travelled to Austria in the 1950s and found it to be an idyllic holiday destination document how the Alpine republic nevertheless became a tourist magnet. Also on display: exciting objects such as seemingly Baroque furniture newly made for the Hofburg in 1947, and the elaborate costume of a contemporary Mozart ticket seller!

Haus der Geschichte, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna. Until 6 Jan.Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:00, Thu until 21:00. 9 €. Web
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 Konrad Fersterer
Hubert von Goisern
Perhaps it's because of their shared home in the Salzkammergut that your CitySpotterGirl is such a fan, but more likely it's because of the great talent of alpine rocker Hubert von Goisern. His songs are authentic through and through and, as a mix of rock, jazz and folk music, really unusual. Today, the musician has teamed up with the Lungau Big Band, who give his touching lyrics a real swing with saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass and drums. Definitely oldie but goldie and you can look forward to the combo!

Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 27 March 19:30. From 34 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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 Justine Lepoix
Statement necklaces made from lamp wires, delicate necklaces made from telephone cords, bracelets made from paper – it all sounds a bit like kindergarten crafts. But that's exactly where owner Danica Beyll got the idea for her label kabllo: the jewellery doesn't look like children's stuff, but is an absolute eye-catcher when embellished with gemstones and pearls. The educator and archaeologist specialises in accessories made from upcycled materials and has created a treasure trove of surprising treasures. Danica's extravagant hat creations are also available in the cosy boutique!

kabllo, Postgasse 11, 1010 Vienna. Tue-Fri 14:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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The Hegel
Wow, the tourists are out and about again. On Saturdays you can barely get through Kärtnerstraße and all the cafés are full. But for those who have to go into the city centre, there is a new insider tip. The Hegel is a little off the beaten track and therefore not (yet) overrun. The beautiful building on Johannesgasse has been home to a coffee house since 1921 – and now a really chic one has moved in. With minimalist decor, lots of grey and a giant lamp, it's a great place to sit. The menu is small, but French Toast and smoothies for breakfast and vegetable curry for lunch are delicious!

Das Hegel, Johannesgasse 16, 1010 Vienna. Tue-Sat 9:00 to 20:00. Web


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