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f e b r u a r y 24 | 29. - 6.

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"Heya Girls!"
If I hadn't become a journalist, I'd probably be designing furniture. When I came across the minimalist elegance of Eileen Grey's 1920s furniture designs many years ago, I was hooked. Thanks to the Irishwoman, my passion for design and architecture began – especially when it comes from women. And so next week will be the highlight of my year so far: Because the Furniture Museum proclaims loudly “Here we are! Women in Design 1900 – Today”. The works of around 80 designers will be on show, and not just icons like Eileen Grey and Ray Eames. Hitherto unknown women will also be presented: Jeanne Toussaint, who shaped the Parisian luxury industry for decades as creative director of the jewellery house Cartier from the 1920s onwards. Or Galina Balashova, who designed many of the futuristic interiors of the Russian space capsules. Contemporary designers such as Patricia Urquiola (photo) are also given their due. As well as being beautiful, the exhibition offers a whole new perspective on the history of modern design!
Wishing you an exploratory week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Möbelmuseum, Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Vienna. From 1 March Tue-Sun 10:00 to 17:00. Web
Photo: Vitra Design Museum, Andreas Sütterlin
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 Sabine Stieger
1st Femme Jam
Premiere! Girl power times six at today's first Femme Jam to celebrate International Women's Day! Six Viennese singer/songwriters share not only a passion for handmade music, touching stories and beautiful melodies, but also the boards that mean the world to them. Leelah Sky, for example, conjures up soulful fireworks on stage with steamy beats and fragile, powerful vocals, Flickentanz (photo) adds an intense softness to her magical “poetry pop” and Maddy Rose's jazzy voice creates an intimate atmosphere for her vintage melodies. Let's jam!
Club1019, Althanstraße 12, 1090 Vienna. 29 February 20:00 to 23:00. 15 €. Cash only. Web
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 Domus Vivendi
Super Sale at Domus Vivendi
Attention, bargain queens! If you're looking to spice up your pre-weekend stroll around town with some dashing duds, you should head to Domus Vivendi today. Because the designer trio is hosting its Super Sale Days and has added some last season's pieces to its already spectacular winter sale. Now, Henrik Vibskov, Elsa Esturgie and Antipast's hottest pieces are just waiting to hit the catwalk at super-reduced prices. Their own brand dresses, trousers, blouses and knitwear are also on sale at sensational discounts. Get your shopping on!
Domus Vivendi, Westbahnstraße 5a, 1070 Vienna. Until 2 March. Mon-Fri 12:00 to 19:00, Sat 12:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Die Stangenbohnen Partei
What is the future of our planet? This is the question that a group of ambitious filmmakers have set out to answer by creating the brand-new Nature Film Festival! Over four days, they will share their exciting experiences, encounters and discoveries with us. Patty Schmitt, for example, visited Serena and Jared on their farm in the Allgäu region of Germany for her documentary “Die Stangenbohnen Partei”. The two musicians are building their own greenhouse, cultivate their fields using permaculture and invite volunteers to help with the harvest. Screening today at the Admiral cinema!
Admiral Kino, Burggasse 119, 1070 Vienna. 29 February – 2 March 20:00. 9.50 €. Web
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 Georgia de Lotz
Gild Easter Eggs
The Easter bunny is on your doorstep, bringing not only the spirit of spring, but also creative VHS courses!! So if you're already looking for original gift ideas or unusual decorative DIYs for your palm catkin bouquet at home, head to the old WU today. Instead of being painted in the traditional way, the blown-up eggs are given an elegant coat of metal flakes. This way, the Easter messengers can be gilded in an abstract way and are sure to be an eye-catcher in this year's Easter nest. The only problem: hiding them might be difficult because of all the sparkle... ;-)
Kunst VHS, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna. 1 March 17:00 to 21:00. 36 €. Web
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Fabric Flea Market at Herzilein
To the needle, get set, go! Because when Herzilein’s fabric warehouse overflows, hobby designers and DIY queens can keep their sewing baskets wide open. For two days, the Meidling workshop is holding a big fabric sale, with low prices by the metre only fuelling the desire to buy bales. Cotton fabrics in bright colours from 5 euros and jersey from 7 euros, flowered, polka dot or starred – it's all there! Add buttons, ribbons, appliqués and sewing accessories to spruce things up – and handmade Easter gifts have never been prettier.
Herzilein-Werkstatt, Tivoligasse 34, 1120 Vienna. 29 February + 1 March 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Petra Paumann
Fermentation Course
Fermentation is the hottest shit on the food sky right now, and not just because it's delicious but also because it’s a hit with the digestive system. That's why today's Friday will make your intestinal bacteria as happy as your taste buds, as Petra Paumann and Nadja Sonnenschein introduce you to the art of preparing probiotic treats. With the necessary equipment and in-depth knowledge, they will explain how to prepare sauerkraut, kimchi & co. in a tasty way that supports the microbiome. Six homemade ferments can then be taken home to snack on!
Firmiangasse 25, 1130 Vienna. 1 March 17:00 to 20:00. 149 €. Please sign up. Web
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Yoga-Pop-up at Store & Stories
Attention, yoginis! If you want to freshen up your workout wardrobe, it might be a good idea to head over to the hip concept store Store & Stories in Währing today. For yoga teacher Denisa Becker is hosting a lovely pop-up there with the super stylish yoga wear from her online shop. There will be some real treats like the knot shirts from Swedish brand Sisterly (not yet available in Austria!) and their brand-new spring/summer collection. And you can also browse the Store & Stories range to your heart's content, of course. Prosecco and snacks will also be provided!

Store & Stories, Währingerstraße 153, 1180 Vienna. 1 + 2 March. Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat until 14:00. Web
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 Véro la Reine
Véro La Reine
Since 2021, the Frankophonie concert has been a musical tribute to the French language, multilingualism and diversity. For this year's edition, Cameroonian vocal diva Vero La Reine brings a colourful load of good vibes to the stage with Bikutsi – the traditional music of the Beti ethnic group in southern Cameroon. Her lyrics are actually rather serious in Ewondo, with themes addressing secrets, customs and traditions, but it’s definitely safe to say that nobody will manage to sit still – if only because “Bia kut si” means something like “We stomp on the ground”!

Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. 2 March 19:00. Free admission. Please register. Web
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Podcast event in the launderette
A place of hygiene, a therapy centre, an everyday refuge – a launderette can be many things. It's also the perfect place for a creative happening by Inselmilieu podcasters Julia Breitkopf and Jana Mack! In their new episode, they delve into the microcosm of a Chicago laundromat, and anyone who wants to listen in can drop by the Green & Clean launderette in the seventh district for a listening session. There will also be performances, photography and DJ sets. Tonight, for example, there's a film screening of “Alltagsgeschichten im Waschsalon” plus a crazy drag show. PS: Don't forget your dirty laundry!

Green & Clean, Urban-Loritz-Platz 6, 1070 Vienna. 29 February – 2 March. Admission free. Please register. Web
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Biedermeier lady travels the world
Even today, travelling around the world is still quite an expedition. Now imagine it without the internet, telephone and aeroplane! Not an obstacle for Ida Pfeiffer. In fact, the Viennese lady travelled around the world twice alone (!) during the Biedermeier era! She spared neither effort nor exotic creatures and is now regarded as Austria's first female world traveller. Her botanical and zoological finds include thousands of objects on display at the NHM. And her vividly written travelogues are more than exciting. You can check it out at today's time travel interview with Theaterweiber!
Theater Konfrontation, Wickenburggasse 19, 1080 Vienna. 3 March 16:00. 25 €. Web
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 Addicted to Vintage
Addicted to Vintage Flea Market
How to feel – no joke – at least 30 years younger? All you have to do is head to the Kunsttankstelle Ottakring at the weekend and stock up on memories from your youth and a flower power atmosphere. Over the winter, the Addicted to Vintage community has once again brought together many items from the 1950s to the 90s. You can buy small pieces of furniture, fashion, records, lamps, decorations, china, curiosities and fun items – and a free pinch of nostalgia, of course. In between browsing and reminiscing, you can stylishly sip liqueur and savour creamy treats.
Kunsttankstelle Ottakring, Grundsteingasse 45-47, 1160 Vienna. 2 + 3 March 11:00 to 18:30. Web
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Vienna Women’s Week
We ladies are quite simply amazing, and that's why our favourite city will be turning Women's Day into a whole Women's Week this year! Various businesses and neighbourhoods are offering over 100 free programmes. These include livelihood advice, business start-up workshops and cultural highlights such as the “Herstories” art exhibition. Yoga and Pilates classes with a community breakfast will keep you fit and expand your network, and to round things off, we will be celebrating ourselves in style to the fine poppy tunes of Mira Lu Kovacs!
Various locations in Vienna. 4-8 March. Free participation. Programme online.
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Exchange Room at MyPlace
Floor lamp for deck chair! Where things are usually stored, you can now also exchange them! Until 13 May, the MyPlace SelfStorage in Rudolfsheim and Seestadt is turning one of its compartments into an exchange room until 15 March. The motto is swap instead of throw away, and the rules are quickly explained: for every item you bring you can take one for free, and what you bring must be in good condition and in working order. Food, medicine or underwear cannot be exchanged. In short, the items you exchange should not go against common sense ;-)
MyPlace, 1150 Vienna & 1220 Vienna. Until 15 March Mon-Fri 8:30 to 17:30, Sat 9:00 to 13:00. Web
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Basket Exhibition
Organising, shopping, decorating, styling... the functions of the basket are simply endless! The woven everyday object is one of the few things that has managed to be indispensable on every continent for thousands of years. That's why this all-rounder in terms of function, variety and creativity deserves its own exhibition. From the craftsmanship to the materials and the different functions, the FortunaGalerie shows baskets from countries as diverse as Senegal, Tanzania and Bali – and if you fall in love with one of the woven pieces, you can buy it on the spot!
FortunaGalerie, Berggasse 21, 1090 Vienna. Vernissage 5 March 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Ju Aichinger
Claire Lefèvre: Loie
The true meaning of the phrase “dancing on air” will be demonstrated at the imagetanz festival! For three weeks, creative dance art will be on display. At today's opening, for example, the witty choreographer and writer Claire Lefèvre's literary performance explores the intertwining of modern dance, queerness and colonialism through the example of Loie Fuller. The modern dance icon was world famous for her mesmerising dances with illuminated fabrics – and today we can look forward to extravagant textile art paired with literature and dance!

brut nordwest, Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna. 5 March 20:00. From 11 €. Web
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 Mato Johannik
Travesty of Love
And because it's so nice, here's another nice tip to celebrate us women! The Jewish Community is putting the spotlight on the life stories of three pioneering Jewish women: literary entertainment queen Vicki Baum, poet Else Lasker-Schüler, who confused her male colleagues with her pageboy cut and wide boho trousers, and Else Feldmann with her milieu studies of Vienna's slums. Today, the actress Gerti Drassl lends her voice to these three powerful women and reads from their works, while Ethel Merhaut accompanies her musically – touching!
Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 5 March 19:30. From 16 €. Web
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 Sven Regener
Sven Regener reads Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka died 100 years ago. A festive occasion, for which cult author Sven Regener has unceremoniously decided to become a live Kafka interpreter and read works by the writer for four days. Today, “Amerika” is the opener. A book in which the linguistic perspectives slip from time to time, one sentence contradicts another and over-explanation contributes more to obfuscation than to enlightenment, but what the heck – the story is good and you want to find out what happens next. And it goes on and on, because Karl Roßmann is a brave hero. Guaranteed to be terrific!

Rabenhof Theater, Rabengasse 3, 1030 Vienna. 6 March 20:00. 28 €. Web
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 Simon Fowler
Lucie Horsch
As a child, it was probably the instrument we all hated, and even today the recorder is not considered to be ear candy. Well, until you meet Lucie Horsch. As a 9-year-old, the Dutch fluted a jaw-dropping performance of Brahms' 5th Hungarian Dance. Today, she is a multi-award-winning recorder virtuoso who makes you wonder whether she has several lungs or how else she can play Piazzolla's Argentinian tangos without fainting. Today, along with other highlights from her “Origins” programme, she can be heard at the Konzerthaus – and here for those who are already curious!

Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 6 March 19:30. From 24 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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 Justine Lepoix
Michaela Tittler Interieur & Fashion
The Serviten quarter is one of CitySpotterGirl's favourite neighbourhoods and now it's even better: Michaela Tittler has settled down in Porzellangasse with her concept store, which already has a counterpart in Neusiedl. On 2 designery floors, you can find interiors and decor from top brands like Bizzotto, Madam Stolz and Broste as well as fashion and accessories from XD Design, Elli and Michaela's own label. It’s all a mix of boho and country house chic. By the way, the basement with its original brick vaults is wow, where workshops for lime paints and furniture restoration take place!       

Michaela Tittler Interieur & Fashion, Porzellangasse 2, 1090 Vienna. Tue-Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Máté Ugaros
Another one bites the crust! This time it was us and it was fluffastic! It's rather easy to overlook the hip new Karl bakery on Margaretenplatz because it's not exactly big – and it doesn't have to be. Because with its selection of sourdough breads, sandwiches and unusual sweet temptations such as babka – a chocolate-covered version of Israeli striezel – the owners manage to fulfil every pastry lover's heart's desire. Somehow everything tastes a little crispier, fluffier and creamier here, and on top of that, the coffee is also sensationally good. And the icing on the cake is the super friendly staff!

Karl, Margaretenplatz 6, 1050 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:00 to 16:00, Sat until 15:00. Web


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