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"Heya Girls!"
Yes, that’s the way we like it! On International Women’s Day, the city hall will be under the women’s thumb – with many free offers from either counselling over to dancing or even to a thrilling exhibition: “Vienna. City of Great Daughters” puts the limelight on extraordinary Viennese women and their work. At the ceremonial hall you can get information on policy on women’s issues or participate in the waff-workshop “Women seize Opportunities”. The rest of the city focuses on women too: Belvedere organizes guided tours for women in Turkish and Farsi and the Literature Museum follows the traces of “Women who reached for the Stars”. However, all those great events do not cover up the fact that it is still a long way to gender equality. (Mr. Trump sends his regards!) Therefore many women – such as those of KosmosTheater – chose not to work on 8 March. Theatre, household or child care will simply not be done. From 11:00 onwards, there will be open house at the theatre with a constructive exchange over coffee and cake. After that, the participants will attend the demonstration together! And I am already a little bit excited because I will participate with Minister Karmasin and Rector Hanappi-Egger of WU Vienna at the House of the EU in a debate on a perennial issue: How much of your child can your job take?
Wishing you a wonderful women’s week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Photo: Shutterstock, Rohappy
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Extra Sale at Christian Romauch
In the past, Christian Romauch worked for the small organic grocery store Naturkost St. Joseph and for GEA. Because of his love for small manufactures and diligently produced products, he came up with the idea of opening a shop-within-a-shop at Dörte Kaufmann, where you can purchase now selected fashion items by small local producers. This certainly comes at a cost, but during the extra sale starting today you can get beautiful cardigans and coats by the Tyrolean label Mühlmann reduced by 30 percent - and chic knitted pieces such as pullovers, caps or scarves by modus vivendi. Nice stuff!
Christian Romauch, Kettenbrückengasse 17, 1050 Vienna. 2-4 March 10:00-19:00, Sat until 17:00. Web
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Teona Mosia
What might Georgian jazz sound like? Those who would like to broaden their musical horizons into that direction could aim towards going to Schwarzberg tonight. The Georgian jazz singer Teona Mosia will present traditional folk songs from her home country as well as standard jazz songs from expressive ballads to well-known compositions which she interprets in a virtuous, world-music-like way. She will be accompanied by a few outstanding Austrian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Georgian musicians. Powerful, rhythmic and definitely something that you cannot experience every day! Listen in here.
Schwarzberg, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna. 2 March, 20:00. €10. Web
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 Thimfilm / Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert
FrauenFilmTage 2017
Women are strong, humorous, brutal, charming and, yes, sometimes contradictory! You can literally see this during the women’s film festival FrauenFilmTage. It starts tonight in three federal provinces and shows numerous films produced by women: So many brilliant women in front of and behind the camera! Many of them, such as local costume designer Monika Buttinger and the successful Spanish director Isabel Coitext, will attend the festival in person. A tribute will be dedicated to the latter, by the way. The festival opens tonight at Filmcasino with the enchanting Icelandic romantic comedy “L’Effet aquatique”.
Various cinemas in Vienna. Opening: Filmcasino, 1050 Vienna. 2 March, 20:00. €9. Web
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Sample-Sale at Esca
Chic shirts at fantastic prices – is this not an excellent reason for a trip to Lange Gasse? The siblings Christina and Christoph Esca proclaimed a sale at their shop (here at CitySpotterGirl portal). Single pieces, shirts from the previous collection and sample items are sold reduced by up to 50%! This means that you can buy long-sleeved shirts made from organic cotton from €18 onwards and hoodies from €26 onwards. By the way, the siblings design the handprinted shirts and hoodies themselves – they also run a graphic design studio and are experienced in the field of pretty designs. Definitely a must see!
Esca, Lange Gasse 19, 1080 Vienna. Until 10 March Weds-Fri 12:00-19:00. Web
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 Belvedere Wien
Vulgar? Fashion Redefined
There is accounting for taste – especially when talking about fashion ;-) A new exhibition (the first one under Belvedere’s new director!) at Winter Palace inspires a discourse about the volatile nature of taste by presenting different objects from Renaissance times until today. What is “good” taste and what does “vulgar” really mean? The exhibit shows historical clothing, couture and manufactured pieces as well as fabric samples, manuscripts and pictures. Moreover you can admire various “over the top”-creations by designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Dior, Lagerfeld, Prada and Vivienne Westwood.
Winterpalais, Himmelpfortgasse 8, 1010 Vienna. From 3 March until 25 June daily 10:00-18:00. €9. Web
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 In Good Shape
Ayurveda E5 + In Good Shape
Are your doshas in harmony? At today’s Open Day of the recently relocated Ayurveda and yoga center E5 (which offers a great view over the city!) you can get information about how these energies which take effect in the body can be brought back into flow. Those who want to push their pitta power as well can visit the boutique gym “In Good Shape”, where they can try all kinds of hip trainings such as TRX, Hot Iron or Kangoo Jumps in intervals of 30 minutes. For free! Moreover you can obtain lots of information on nutrition, fitness and beauty. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
E5, Stubenring 14, 1010 Vienna. 3 March from 13:00 onwards. Web In Good Shape, Obere Donaustraße 69, 1020 Vienna. From 14:30 onwards. Web
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Losar: Tibetan New Year
The year of the Fire Monkey is history, welcome to the year of the Fire Bird! The Tibetan year 2144 begins now. “Losar”, Tibetan New Year, has been celebrated for more than 2000 years (since the enthronement of the first king Nyatri Tsempo) and will be celebrated with singing and burning incense at the Viennese Don Bosco Haus today. You can find everything that is part of a successful Tibetan celebration here: The program includes a snow lion dance, Bollywood moves, the dance groups Cholsum Shabdro and Lhase Bhumo, a tombola and a Night Party. Moreover there will be Momos, cake and a lovely smoking ceremony!
Don Bosco Haus, St. Veit-Gasse 25, 1130 Vienna. 4 March from 10:00 onwards. Web 
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 Pioneers of Change / Verena Haselmayr
Pioneers of Change Go Public 2017
20 participants, 20 inspiring stories and 20 exciting projects: The Pioneers of Change belong to a global learning network and have been working together on their ideas for almost one year. Amongst them are Verena Haselmayr, who advocates for a paradigm shift in education and has founded POET (Philosohpy of Educational Transformation), and David Brunmayr, who developed “Paradizer”, a harvesting machine for fruits which have fallen from the trees. The group members will present their projects today and celebrate from 21:00 onwards with DJs and live acts such as [dunkelbunt] or Cafe Olga Sanchez – until all hours!
WerkX, Oswaldgasse 35A, 1120 Vienna. 4 March from 13:00 onwards. Voluntary contribution. Web
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In case you still need motivation to relentlessly clear your wardrobe out, here you go! At the traditional swap-event of Feschmarkt’s community, you can swap cleared out clothes by the kilo. According to the rules of this swap, you can bring up to 5 kg of clothes and will get a voucher for each kilo. Then you can carry home clothes to the value of your voucher. As well as clothes, you can swap books, cloth bags and games. For those items, the rule one for one will be applied. By the way, you can also donate your surplus of clothes – this has the advantage that your wardrobe will stay nicely aired ;-)

Galerie „Die Schöne“, Kuffnergasse 7, 1160 Vienna. 4-5 March, 10:00-19:00. €5. Web
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Brunch at Private Club Grand Etage
Extremely chic, a fantastic view – and just for club members: The Rooftop restaurant “Grand Etage” of Grand Ferdinand hotel located at Ringstraße is most likely one of the city’s most exclusive places – with a pool and all the frills. On certain Sundays you can brunch there “publicly” in a super stylish atmosphere. The very finest, highest level and not exactly cheap, of course, but one has to spoil herself from time to time ;-) Today is the only date in March – making a reservation is advisable, Mesdames! One more recommendation: From now on, every Tuesday an evening buffet at Grand Ferdinand level will be served.
Grand Ferdinand, Schubertring 10-12, 1010 Vienna. 5 March, 12:00-15:00. €60. Web
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March has finally arrived, green thumbs start itching – and off we go to this season’s first gardening event! Today you can swap seeds with like-minded people at marvellous Melarium at Klosterneuburg and buy organic seeds produced by Sonnentor, Frei-Hof or the garden estate Ochsenherz as well as honey by Apis-Z. Many people who love gardening and are willing to share their expertise will be there, for example at a seedlings cultivation & seedballs station. You can also enjoy the small organic garden buffet and the books table where you can purchase the CitySpotterGirl’s gardening book!
Melarium, Wasserzeile 13, 3400 Klosterneuburg. 5 March, 11:00-16:00. Free entry. Web
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Viennese Restaurant Week
Having a luxurious feast at a saver fare! From today until 12 March, more than 80 of Vienna’s top restaurants offer one menu at a strongly reduced price. During the so-called “Restaurant-Woche”, which has been delighting gourmets for some years now, you can enjoy culinary delicacies as a two course lunch for €14,50 and as a three course dinner for €29,50. Restaurants with more than two toques charge an extra fee, but they are still a lot cheaper than they would normally be. Amongst the participants, you can find ON, Clementine im Glashaus or the sensational new Amador’s Wirtshaus. Therefore you’d better make your reservation quickly! 

Restaurantwoche. 6-12 March. Web
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Shopping Days at Klomfar
Beauty begins in the bathroom – but not just by looking into the mirror ;-) Klomfar at Naglergasse is known for its particularly beautiful and exclusive accessories for this room. Since they did not announce a huge sale for quite some time, many items have to go now: About 200 products will be sold off. You can buy single items such as make-up mirrors and tooth mugs, fine bathroom fittings or textiles from towels to soft bathrobes reduced by up to 50%. Moreover they offer vintage pieces like wall hooks or soap dishes with finely chiselled rosettes on sale. Therefore you’d better be quick!
Klomfar, Naglergasse 25, 1010 Vienna. Until 17 March Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-16:00. Web
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 Dominik Kiss
Fit in 12 weeks
It’s no use. If the waistband pinches more and more and the shirt tightens, one has to defeat one’s weaker self and, at best, take her for a stroll. This works quite well during our free (!) preparation workouts for the Women’s Run on 21 May. There is still enough time for everyone to manage all the 5 km! The workouts take place at different locations throughout Austria – in Vienna for example at Prater or Türkenschanzpark – and include groups with different running levels. Read more about the Women’s Run and get great motivation tips in the interview with its founder Ilse Dippmann by CitySpotterGirl!

Running exercises Austrian Women’s Run. Different places in Vienna. No participation fee. Web
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 Ines Vaz
A brilliant instrumental mix! The trio “Motiv“ combines symphonic music with Portuguese Pop and Fado as well as bits of Brazilian music. Percussionist Miguel Majer provides hot rhythms and Ines Vaz – whose musical origins lie in classical and jazz music – creates surprising sounds with her accordion. The third member of the group, guitarist Mucio Sas, covers a great musical range from Pop to Jazz too. All in all, this results in a unique sound! Tonight, within the scope of the accordion festival (“Akkordeonfestival”), you can experience the virtuous trio live on stage. Take a listen here.
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. 7 March, 19:30. €23. Web
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Fashiondays at VinziShop
If the first image that comes to your mind now is one of smelly old clothes, you are completely wrong! In fact, VinziShop also offers amazing designer items almost for free. This week, “Fashiondays” will take place at the shop on Ottakringer Straße which is run with clothing donations. Bargains will be sold at even more favourable prices: During three days, all clothing items can be purchased for only €1 (!), luxury and leather items like designer bags are reduced by 50%. The net proceeds will go to the emergency accommodation VinziBett. Of course you can also donate good clothes!

VinziShop, Veronikagasse 25, 1160 Vienna. 7-9 March, 10:00-18:00. Web
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wiener konfektion
New room, new ideas: Designer Maria Fürnkranz-Fielhauer and her fashion label “wiener konfektion” moved recently to Westbahnstraße. Tonight, she will present a new (gorgeous!) collection made from recycled kimono fabrics there. Vienna-based Japanese Nobuko Akiyama inspired her. The designer sewed a concert dress from kimono fabrics for her, and her client was so enthusiastic about it that she asked her mother to send original kimonos that had been worn by geishas from Japan. At tonight’s presentation, a delicious European-Japanese buffet will provide even more Japanese flair. Very nice!
wiener konfektion, Westbahnstraße 4, 1070 Vienna. 8 March, 18:00. Web
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Female power
Empowering women on International Women’s Day! Claudia Reiter, Grinberg-practitioner and CitySpotterGirl-expert, supports women with physically orientated success trainings in gaining self-confidence and gathering energy. Today’s workshop is about one’s will and about using female power in order to shape one’s life determinedly and self-confidently the way one really wants it to be. The clearer you know what you want, the quicker and easier you will reach your goal! Other workshops that belong to the series “Female Power” cover the topics “Anger/Guilt” or “Friendship amongst Women”.
Praxis Intensiv Leben, Millergasse 48, 1060 Vienna. 8 March, 16:30-21:00. €80. Web
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  Cafe Schopenhauer
wort.spiele in Währing
All good things go by four – from today on, this applies to Währing! In four days, four authors will read excerpts from their works in four coffee houses, accompanied by jazz musicians Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik. The small festival starts today at Café Schopenhauer, where Ruth Cerha will distil the story of the women in her books. Tomorrow it will go on at Café Mokka in the S45 station Gersthof, where local hero Petra Hartlieb will present her bestseller “My wonderful bookstore”. At the weekend the festival will take place at Anton Frank and the nice roastery Franze Cafebrennerei.
Four coffee houses in 1180 Vienna. 8-11 March. Free entry. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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The Little Black Cat
One is often reluctant to enter a lovely boutique because it might end badly for one’s purse. At “Little Black Cat”, this is not necessary. Fashionista Vicky Scheibelhofer named her store simply after her cat. The fashion items she offers are as affordable as at Zara & Co, but not everyone has them. All pieces are produced by French labels such as Miss June and Deby Debo or by the Danish label ICHI. Apart from that, the owner has a slight tendency towards hippie-chic and ethno style. Finding beautiful items here is really easy – a pretty blouse costs €39, a dashing jeans dress less than €100. Merci!
The Little Black Cat, Breite Gasse 9, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Max & Benito
Mariahilfer Straße has many features, but relaxing is not a characteristic that normally comes to one’s mind. This could change now! In the new Max & Benito (formerly the shop of the organic jeans tailors Gebrüder Stitch) you can not just combine your individual tasty Burrito, Taco or salad, but also enjoy peacefulness. In the airy and luminous upper floor you can watch the people scuttle about on Mahü undisturbed while sitting between chic retro lamps, modern wooden furniture and funny comics on the wall. During summer a so-called “Schanigarten” (a Viennese kind of pavement café) will be added. Very nice!
Max & Benito, Mariahilfer Straße 4, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Sat 11:00-22:00. Web


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