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"Heya Girls!"
Dear ladies, finally we are back! A big thank you to the many, many readers who have inquired about our whereabouts over the last few weeks. We are a small team and for the first time in CitySpotterGirl’s history, everyone was ill. But now all is well again, the crocuses are blooming in our office garden and our favourite city is longing to show itself from its best side. Starting next Saturday, for example. Personally, the accordion makes me think more of alpine huts and swaying to corny music – but the International Accordion Festival, starting on 25 February, will once again prove that this instrument can elicit some really cool sounds! The greats of this genre will be coming from Berlin with the “17 Hippies”, from Portugal with the famous “Dancas Ocultas” – and a few women like Marlies Fürst (photo). She has recently been on the road as a solo artist and singer/songwriter under the name “Maola”. Music with melancholy, but also sparks!
Wishing you a sparkling week,
Your Homecoming Queen aka CitySpotterGirl
Akkordeon Festival, various locations in Vienna. 25. February to 26 March. Web
Photo: Reithofermedia
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Sale at Esca-Shop
The two graphic siblings from Esca have long since designed their way into CitySpotterGirl’s heart. But now the prices are dropping for three days, as well! Many of their cool and playful animal motif textiles are reduced by up to 50%! Of course, all of them are hand-printed, made of cuddly and fairly produced organic cotton and in great colours. And coffee drinkers take note: Even the handmade enamel cups with small flaws are up for grabs at bargain prices (fox, bear, Little Red Riding Hood, trout and mountain patterns). So nice!
Esca, Lange Gasse 19, 1080 Vienna. 22-24 February 12:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Galerie Ministry of Artists
The Artistic Intelligence
The picture above was painted by an Artificial Intelligence. What already works frighteningly well with texts (ChatGPT!) has now also been successfully implemented in the art sector: for three days, the exhibition at the Ministry of Artists gallery shows 19 “works of art” generated with AI programmes – and they are absolutely worth seeing. At the opening, there will also be a panel discussion in which experts will shed light on topics such as copyright and challenges of AI. The vernissage is today, please be sure to register!
Galerie Ministry of Artists, Allerheiligenplatz 15/2, 1200. 23 February 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Camellias and Azalea Blossom
In 1776, the Swedish naturalist Karl Peter Thunberg brought a forbidden four camellias back to London from his trip to Japan. Three specimens were given to royal gardens, one of which ended up at Schönbrunn. To this day, the Palm House has one of the largest historic collections of camellias and azaleas in the world. And as always at this time of year, the beauties start to bloom – together with an opulent selection of primroses and tulips. So off we go to the beautiful Palm House at Schönbrunn Palace, which exudes holiday vibes with its humid air.
Palmenhaus, Schlosspark Schönbrunn, 1130 Vienna. Until 26 February daily 9:30 to 16:30. 7 €. Web
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 Das Tortenstudio
Vegan cake test box
If you are planning a dinner with friends at the weekend and still need a dessert idea, you should not miss this opportunity. The Tortenstudio in Mauer has been expanding its vegan range since January, and to give everyone a chance to taste everything, there's a cake box with all 6 varieties to try every fortnight until Easter! Included are the cake varieties fresh lemon, juicy chocolate, nutty carrot, seasonal pumpkin, fruity-creamy apple and fluffy zebra – without animal products, of course. And if you're addicted afterwards, you can always order from the web shop!

Tortenstudio, Am Spiegeln 47, 1230 Vienna. 24 February 13:00 to 17:00. 26 €. Web
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 Johannes Novohradsky
The Forest We Dream Of
Christoph Bochdansky lets us dive into psychedelic dream worlds with his latest play: For her programme “The Forest We Dream Of”, a reporter wants to conduct an interview with the “man in the forest”, but he refuses with all the might of the forest. But since dreams, according to Sigmund Freud's “The Interpretation of Dreams”, are only wish fulfilment, it does come about. Along the way, the reporter moves in a surreal world of dreams and reality, dolls and people, and is driven by Beatles songs – the four of them, by the way, are also there as papier-mâché dolls!
Theater Nestroyhof/Hamakom, Nestroyplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. 24 February 20:00. 24 €. Web
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 Sophie Salfinger
Treasures of Izzy x Eva Blau
You can glam up fashion-wise at the joint pop-up of the two labels Treasures of Izzy and Eva Blau today. The former has a knack for vintage pieces – from no-name to big-name like Just Cavalli, Gucci or Nina Ricci. The latter inspires with belly chains, earrings, bracelets and rings made of upcycled beads. What do both have in common besides beautiful things? Their products are just as much for women as for men. So if you're looking for a belated Valentine's Day gift or just want to treat yourself to something nice, you've come to the right place.
Treasures of Izzy, Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna. 24-26 February & 2 to 3 March 14:00 to 19:00. Web
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 Russ Ward
 Arche Noah Seed Festival
Is your green thumb itching yet? You can stock up for future gardening sprees at the Seed Festival today. There, on 432 m², 20 suppliers will present their rare seeds: from chard to melon and medicinal herbs to lemon balm, amaranth and purple asparagus. But also exotics like pak choi, okra, snake garlic and cuttings of many different fig varieties can be raked in for your self-sufficiency field or exchanged among each other. And advice from the Arche Noah's team, some fascinating lectures and workshops on the world of seeds will also be on offer.

VHS Meidling, Längenfeldgasse 13-15, 1120 Vienna. 25 February 10:00 to 17:00. 5 €. Web 
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 Stefan Kokovic
Nana Designer Pop-up Sale
Pop-ups are great anyway – and if there are designer pieces to acquire, your shopping heart leaps with joy. Today, the fashion label Nana Fashion, together with several other designers on Gumpendorferstraße, offers us this treat. Joining in are, among others, the avant-gardist label by Aleksandra Lalic, who became famous a few years ago with her dresses made of human hair, multifunctional bodies by Softness, delicate jewellery by Shix Jewelry and of course stylish pieces by Nana herself. All products are fairly produced and can be snatched until Sunday!
Pop-up, Gumpendorferstraße 23, 1060 Vienna. 6.-26.2. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat-Sun 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Caludia Radbauer
Detox with the 5 Elements Rice Cure
Fit and active into spring! In her cooking workshop, TCM doctor Claudia Radbauer explains how the 5 Element Rice diet in combination with modern nutritional medicine has a positive effect on the metabolism. A slimming effect and help with elevated blood lipids, osteoporosis or migraines are just a few of the benefits of this wonderful fasting alternative (you can eat as much rice as you want). And you can try out how to prepare the health boosters by cooking and eating together – groceries, course materials, and recipes are included!

UNIK, Pfeilgasse 35+37, 1080 Vienna. 25 February 9:30 to 14:00. 88€. Please register. Web
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 MAK/Branislav Djordjevic
On our faces, we try to get rid of them, but wrinkles have been an important design element in art, fashion and architecture for thousands of years. The MAK now celebrates them and shows 90 objects taking a multi-perspective look at wrinkles. Ornamental pleated skirts, a foldable brass candlestick, fashion creations by Issey Miyake or the cantilever chair by Verner Panton show their existence in the field of design and culture. The second part of the exhibition deals with wrinkles in relation to the body and nature and proves once again how much history there is in the little wrinkles ;-)

MAK, Stubenring 5 1010 Vienna. Until 25 May. Tue 10:00 to 21:00, Wed-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. 15€. Web
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 Jay Pee-Pena
Handlettering meets Coaching
The creation of curved, filigree lettering has become an indispensable part of Do It Yourself.  But Julia Hesse's workshop comes with a goodie on top. She is also a life and social counsellor for highly sensitive women and therefore gives a little coaching on self-empowerment while teaching you how to write beautifully. So at the end of the workshop, you will not only leave with a good feeling, but also with a self-designed affirmation card. Templates, materials and drinks will be available on site, so register quickly because the number of participants is limited!
Mundwerkstatt, Reithlegasse 14, 1190 Vienna. 26 February 10:00 to 13:00. 99 €. Web
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 Österreichischer Frauenlauf
Women’s Run – Long Run
Okay, let's cover the ears of your inner couch potato for a moment because he won’t want to hear that: It's running season again! And because it's easier to run together and it's the best preparation for the upcoming training for the big Women's Run in June, the Austrian Women's Run team is offering a free long run today. Ladies of all levels are welcome, as there are 5 running groups with different paces. The run will take 100 minutes through the Prater over the Danube Island to the old Danube – changing containers are available!
Meeting point: Prater Hauptallee, by the Stadionbadparkplatz. 26 February 7:45. Please register. Web
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 Club Alpha
Why men kill women
With her recently published book on the subject of femicides in Austria, journalist Yvonne Widler created a stir of horror. At today's Club Alpha info evening she will get to the bottom of the most important questions: Who are the perpetrators and what do they have in common? How must effective protection against violence in relationships be designed for women? Where are the roots of misogyny in Austria? What responsibility does the media bear in all this? And above all: where to start in the fight against systemic violence against women? The event starts tonight at 19:00.
Club Alpha, Stubenbastei 12/14, 1010 Vienna. 27. February 19:00. 10 €. Please register. Web
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A Women’s Paradise
You can hear fine chansons, witty hits and frivolous small treats today at the Konzerthaus. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the State of Israel, new life is being breathed into the (mostly forgotten) Jewish divas of the Roaring Twenties. Rita Georg, Betty Fischer & Co will be voiced by none other than Ethel Merhaut. Musical support is provided by the Divertimento Viennese orchestra, and Stefano Bernardin, as impresario, guides us through the evening with exciting insights into the lives of the divas. Now all you need to go is a flapper dress and a pearl necklace!
Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 27 February 19:30. 38 €. Web
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 Lony Mathis
The real weird magic picture show
Now someone wants to amaze our surfeited retinas here! Namely with magical lollipop style, unsettling horror scenarios and an exaggerated hyperreality in the new group exhibition at the Weisse Haus. Because looking at the artworks with bubbling lava lamps, sad-looking colourful flowers and severed Barbie heads in neon colours makes you feel a bit like you're on mushrooms. But it is precisely with this effect of otherness, of the extreme and uncanny that the artists' group wants to counter everyday tristesse. Definitely entertaining!

Das Weisse Haus, Hegelgasse 14, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 28 February 19:00. Free admission. Web
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Zerum Stock Sale
Fair fashion at more than fair prices! In the organic fashion mecca in Kirchengasse, the feelers are slowly being put out towards spring and the winter fashion is being put out the door with a percentage spectacle. That's why there are fabulous feel-good pieces up to minus 50% up for grabs today. Among them are transitional clothes from Zerum's own brand, but also slow fashion dresses, skirts, dresses and shoes from Komodo, Birkenstock, A-dam and Veja. Handmade backpacks by Kraxe are also on offer and delicate gold jewellery by Zoeca adds the necessary glam to bargain outfits.
Zerum, Kirchengasse 13, 1070 Vienna. 28 February-4 March Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Art Supermarket
Good news for all art aficionados: The Art Supermarket has been extended by three weeks! The same procedure as every year applies: prices and furnishings are reminiscent of a supermarket, but the art sold is real. In the temporary shop you can buy original works of art for little money – drawings, watercolours, acrylic and oil paintings as well as small sculptures. Lots of artworks by national and international contemporary artists are presented – and definitely no posters or prints! The unique pieces can be taken home immediately after purchase.

Kunstsupermarkt, Mariahilfer Straße 103, 1060 Vienna. Until 18.3. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat to 18:00. Web
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 Oscar Roland
Zweitkleid7 Second Hand Sale
No old clothes junk, but really casual high-end second-hand clothes! A trip to Martina Brückl's shop is always worthwhile – and especially so now. Until Saturday, items that have been taken on consignment but not picked up again will be sold off. This means that women can stock up on chic second-hand textiles for a small voluntary donation. As a guideline, 2 euros for a T-shirt, 3 euros for a skirt, 4 euros for trousers and 8 euros for jackets or coats. The money raised goes to the animal welfare organisation “Die Pfotenretter”. Really nice and sustainable!
Zweitkleid7, Westbahnstraße 7, 1070 Vienna. Until 4 March. Web
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 Haus der Musik
Beethoven – Opus 360
Those who have always found the classical luminary a bit of a yawn can get to know him anew today. Within the framework of a VR experience, Beethoven is brought to life and brought into our time as a young, dishevelled type. As soon as the audience puts on their VR glasses, they land in a rap battle – with Beethoven right in the middle, who has to prove himself against a rapper. As coaches, the visitors actively intervene in the action, determine beats, rap lines and much more, in order to win the favour of the audience together with Beethoven. Today is the opening!

Haus der Musik, Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna. 1 March-30 June 11:00 to 22:00. 16 €. Web
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 Moritz Scheer
Schlafen nach Maß
As you make your bed, you lie in it – so, after a visit to Katharina Hajos and Constanze Fischer, heavenly well! In the 2nd district, the sleep-loving scriptwriters assemble everything that makes sleeping really cosy. Under bright orange lamps (all the furniture is recycled, by the way!), royal blue shelves are lined with cushions of the prettiest flea market fabrics (cleaned and reworked), which are filled as desired by the customer in the associated Gärtner & Co down manufactory. And if you don’t just sleep but also live in your bedroom, they also got candles, alarm clocks, mirrors and more!

Schlafen nach Maß, Glockengasse 9, 1020 Vienna. Tue-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 16:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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It's unusual to have to take your ID with you to lunch and pass through a full-body scanner like at the airport – but not quite surprising in the newly renovated Parliament. The entire top floor of the building is now a gastro zone and houses three restaurants where everyone is allowed to eat. Despite its elegant style the Kelsen canteen is self-service, the beautiful bistro with the old chandeliers offers sensational cakes, and the fine dining area serves animated menus. The food is exceptionally good everywhere – and you’ll even get to see a few politicians ;-)

Kelsen im Parlament, Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3, 1010 Vienna. Opening hours vary depending on the restaurant. Web


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