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m a r c h 18 | 22. - 28.

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"Heya Girls!"
Well ladies, how are you doing? Is life boring? Or is it hot? You can probably tell by the style that it wasn’t me who phrased these questions ;-) It’s the smart-sassy and award-winning young cabaret stars Ulrike Haidacher and Antonia Stabinger who are behind these questions. The Graz-natives alias “Flüsterzweieck” absolutely agree on one thing: Something’s got to happen in life! Preferably something amazing, groundbreaking, unexpected! Phew! In their current theatre cabaret show called “Stabile Eskalation” (sounds good to me!) they flex their muscles, searching our comfort zone for uproar. Concepts are tossed overboard, things are turned upside down, hard facts are presented, a hit song is butchered – all while, in passing, inventing a new genre: the didactic sketch with moral. Subtle, silver-tongued, and artfully acted – nobody does it better than women ;-) Crack up here!

Wishing you a sassy week,
Your CitySpotterGirl

KosmosTheater, Siebensterngasse 42, 1070 Vienna. Until 23 March 20:00. 19 €. Web

P.S: CitySpotterGirl is on Easter break for a week and will be back on April 5!
Photo: Gabriel Rizar
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sounds from within
Cultural diversity as musical experiment: musicians from all (cardinal) directions are on stage today at Akzenttheater and show Austria’s eclectic multiculti musical creativity under the motto “sounds from within” – with all the desired boundary crossings! One of the three concert couplings: Kurdish singer Sakina, who interprets traditional women’s songs from her home in her very own, touching way, and the Austrian-Finnish band “Satuo” that moves around between folk, pop, bluegrass and maybe also a bit of jazz and tango. Great!

Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse, 1040 Vienna. 22 March 19:30. 22 €. Web
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 Roxanne Jackson / JSP Art Photography
Magic Circle
As early as in the Middle Ages, women who had ability, (healing) powers and knowledge were vilified and persecuted. But even today, icons like Lana del Rey (she called for cursing Donald Trump on Twitter) or, in these parts, Alice Schwarzer and Elfriede Jelinek are quickly branded as unwelcome witches. Now, the exhibition Magic Circle is dedicated to the female power of mysticism and revolt. It features historical and current “witch”-objects, paintings and performances, like the powerful witch claw “Metal Goddess” by Roxanne Jackson. Opening’s today!

Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Herrengasse 13, 1014 Vienna. Vernissage 22 March 19:00. Free entry. Web
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 Renate Hornstein
VinziRast Easter Market
If you want to make Easter cheerful and hopeful for as many people as possible, all you have to do is undertake the filling of your Easter nests at VinziRast. They’re having a market there for two days where all gifts – from bread baskets and egg cosies to board games and stools – have been made by refugees. And this done by hand in the course of the integration project VinziChance. And the best thing about it: these unique pieces are incredibly pretty! And they can be acquired in exchange for a donation. Like colourful patchwork floor cushions and cachepots made from linen. Plus, the big bike check event is today!

VinziRast-mittendrin, Währingerstraße 19, 1090 Vienna. 22+23 March 12:00 to 19:00. Web
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Stock Sale Verlag für moderne Kunst
Pretty and expensively produced (picture) books are highly regarded at the moment. So if you have a soft spot for art- and artists’ books, you absolutely have to make a detour to the stock sale of publishing house Verlag für moderne Kunst. The publisher is moving soon and, with a heavy heart, parts with beautiful Keith Haring and also Andy Warhol publications. Besides, there’s tons of monographies and exhibition catalogues of Austrian artists like Brigitte Kowanz or Erwin Wurm to snatch. For bargain prices, naturally. Have fun browsing through remaining stocks and enjoying the welcome drinks!

Verlag für moderne Kunst, Salmgasse 4a, 1030 Vienna. 23 March 16:00 to 21:00. Web
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Lustig ist das nicht...
There’s always room for a progressive, humorous, self-critical (and thus unfortunately rare) men’s perspective in CitySpotter’s Newsletter ;-) This is just what Tyrolean comedian Joseph Holzknecht is offering with his new program “This isn’t funny…” in Vienna today and tomorrow. Only the title is inaccurate because you’re guaranteed to have fun with “Stempfler Sepp”! Tiroler Tageszeitung called him “pretty funny and smart”. And CitySpotterGirl, well, she’s having quite a grand time with this firework of jokes about relationship madness, emotional intelligence and lonely owners of thuja hedges.

Spektakel, Hamburgerstraße 14, 1050 Vienna. 23+24 March 19:30. 20 €. Web
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 Nangten Menlang
Tulku Lobsang: Boundless Love
Balm for heart and mind: At the Buddhist retreat starting this weekend, you literally get wrapped up in (spiritual) love. The extremely likeable and smart Buddhist master and Tibetan medic introduces people to the principles of his peace-loving religion. His lectures are about boundless love and how to generate compassion for oneself and others. He teaches the “meditation of loving kindness and compassion” with the goal to develop as calm and clear a mind as possible – without being inwardly churned by negative emotions. Worth a try ;-)

Krainerhütte, Helenental 41, 2500 Baden near Vienna. 23-25 March. From 287 €. Web
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 Farewell Dear Ghost / Foto: Christoph Liebentritt
Sinnesrauschen at Haus der Musik
This will make your ears ring, murmur and tingle! As many as four power-bands will be playing in the glass-covered inner courtyard at Haus der Musik, doing more than justice to the festival’s title “Sinnesrauschen”. Trio Three for Silver from Portland starts off the event at 19:30, a band that promotes a croaky Rock complete with accordion, violin and mandolin (yes!). They are followed by the domestic Indie stars Catastrophe & Cure with melancholic tracks, then duo Cari Cari with melodic folk. And last but not least, Farewell Dear Ghost will animate your senses with Indie & Pop-glitter. Cool!

Haus der Musik, Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna. 24 March from 19:30. 25 €. Web
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Earth Hour „Lights Out”-event
Better hurry and quickly stock up on candles! Because it’s lights out from 20:30 until 21:30! WWF is calling once again to the biggest climate protection join-in event in the world. And because every child, not counting the questionable Donald Trump, has realised that we have to finally put a stop to ozone hole, the disappearance of glaciers & co, there is a joint effort to take a stand and save energy. In Vienna, apart from private homes, many Hofer & Ikea branches as well as landmarks such as Schönbrunn will remain dark. In the meantime at MQ, Earth Hour Festival is being celebrated!

Various locations in Vienna. 24 March. 20:30 to 21:30. Free entry. Web
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Bryjkaja's Fashion Fleamarket
Kaja Bryjka is a trained tailoress of women’s clothes and a passionate fashion-blogger. And since she has accumulated an enormous mountain of designer rags, Zara and H&M pieces as well as self-made clothes over the years, she’s now hosting a big fashion flea market at her dad’s tailor shop in the 1st district. In terms of fashion, budget or season, the clothes are all over the place, the same goes for labels and styles. Highlights include: cool Gucci skirts & jeans, an awesome Herve Leger dress in bordeaux and some chic Missoni wrap. Sizes 36-40.

Schneiderei Bryjka, Himmelpfortgasse 15, 1010 Vienna. 24+25 March Sat 9:00 to 19:00, Sun 10:00 to 15:00. Web
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Make Chocolate Yourself
Gee, this is gonna be sweet! At the chocolate workshop this afternoon, all those with a sweet tooth can explore the science of chocolate production under the guidance of a chocolatier-pro. And since looking over somebody’s shoulder, smelling, tasting, and savouring aren’t nearly enough, you can take action yourself afterwards! You’ll create and garnish delicious truffles, chocolate eggs, Easter bonbons, and little figurines, which you take home in a well-filled chocolate basket at the end! And if you still haven’t soaked up enough happiness calories, take a stroll through the Chocolate Museum (entry is included)!

Chocolate Museum, Riesenradplatz 5, 1020 Vienna. 25 March 15:00 to 16:15. 55 €. Sign up. Web
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 Tabea Rude
Daylight Savings at Uhrenmuseum
On top of the good news that it’s daylight savings time (finally! hurray!), we also have a suitable event to go with the “time of awakening”: At Uhrenmuseum in the 1st district, they’re changing the time on 700 (!) historical timekeepers. By hand, done by competent restorers, naturally, who know how to get the rollers and clockworks of the valuable Baroque & Biedermeier clocks back into the correct position. And a girl’s simply got to be there! It only happens a) twice a year, it’s b) pleasantly quirky and c) informative. Entry fee includes highlight guided tours through the collection!

Uhrenmuseum, Schulhof 2, 1010 Vienna. 25. March 13:00 to 16:00. 7 €. Web
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 City & Country Golfclub Wienerberg
Golf trial course
Please put out poloshirt, skirt, and lawn-fit sneakers. Today, it’s off to a gold trial session at City & Country golf-club Wienerberg – and you’ll want to cut a fine figure, after all ;-) Under the guidance of a golf professional, just grab a golf club and casually try pitching, putting, and chipping. But no worries if this is all Greek to you: after this crash course, at the latest, you’ll be familiar with all the common basic terms of golf! You can get the equipment there, and they also welcome absolute greenhorns! Just get going and have fun!

City & Country Golfclub, Gutheil-Schoder-Gasse 7, 1100 Vienna. 25 March 10:00 to 12:00. 29 €. Web
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 Wien Wien / Rudi Rumpler
Wiener Gemischter Satz Presentation
Cheers! Vienna’s top vintners are pouring their new Wiener Gemischten Satz DAC (Viennese mixed grape blend) today. And it hasn’t only become smarter, finer, and even more irresistible during the last years, but it has also turned into a huge trend! You can savour 99 vintage wines by 47 vintners at the Festival Hall at Vienna City Hall. Including magical drops by Franz-Michael Mayer and Jutta Ambrositsch! 78 hectares of vineyards in and around Vienna are being planted with different types of grapes for the mixed blend. And you can taste this complexity in the results.

Vienna City Hall, Festival Hall, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna. 26 March 15:00 to 20:00. 14 €. Web
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 Tina Reiter
Simone Kopmajer
She is one of the most successful international Austrian jazz singers of today, and yet hardly anyone knows her name over here: Simone Kopmajer. Today, you have the chance to change that! Because for once the tour jetsetter won’t perform in the US, in Israel, or Thailand, but at Porgy & Bess in the middle of Vienna. Together with her band and saxophone legend Terry Myers (who has already performed with jazz icons like Ray Charles or Natalie Cole), she will share melodious goosebumps-songs and heartache-tracks from her current album “Good Old Times”. Sounds beautiful!

Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 26 March 20:30. From 20 €. Web 
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Red Sparrow: Burlesque photoshoot
Smart and very sexy! For the new gripping espionage thriller “Red Sparrow”, hugely successful US-actress Jennifer Lawrence slips into the role of Dominika Egorova, a master of the seductive and manipulative game. We could definitely take a leaf out of her book! All ladies who’d like to step in front of the camera as powerfully as her can get inspired by Miss Lawrence and try their luck in CitySpotterGirl’s current raffle: We raffle one Burlesque photo shooting, which also includes the styling by a make-up artist. You can join in here.

Raffle CitySpotterGirl, running time until 13 April 2018. All information and legal notices online
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Love affairs and marriage matters
Immediately back to Biedermeier period, please! Or where else are ladies going to receive such beautiful cards as thus: “Oh my sweet dove, don’t ever thou forget me!” And “I have to lay my heart on ice for it is too timid and too torrid.” Today, there is the possibility to buy a big selection of soppy-schmaltzy Biedermeier cards at an auction at Dorotheum. The memorabilia originate from Josef Eder’s estate, a Viennese art & music supplies dealer who must have broken quite a few women’s hearts with these flirtatious little cards at the beginning of the 19th century.

Palais Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Vienna. 27 March 16:00. Free entry. Starting prices from 180 €. Web
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Seyran Ates in Vienna
If you want to see and her the German Muslim women’s right activist and lawyer Seyran Ates today, you’ll think yourself part of a thriller. You have to bring your passport, go to a secret meeting point and undergo a thorough identity check. Which is completely justified! The jurist and author (“Islam Needs a Sexual Revolution”) who was born in 1963 and built the first liberal mosque in Berlin in 2017, has already been shot several times, has received threats and has since been under personal protection. Ates is one of the most renowned voices against religious and traditionalist violence!

Talk with Seyran Ates, location will be announced after signing up. 27 March 19:30. 10 €. Web
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1st Viennese Afterwork BBQ Bowling
For some time now, occasionally evening-jogging CitySpotterGirl has noticed the brightly lit Bowling &Barbecue paradise directly at Prater Hauptallee. She, in the middle of an 8-km run, the people inside busy with their tasty grilled food and in full-on party-mood. But today, it’s time for a change of roles! After all, Afterwork BBQ Bowling counts as a kind of processing the daily office-routine ;-) For 25 €, you get a BBQ snack plate with pulled pork, spare ribs & co, a free drink, bowling shoes and of course the pleasure of bowling! So, round up your girlfriends. From now on, every Tuesday!

Kugeltanz, Prater Hauptallee 124, 1020 Vienna. On Tuesdays 19:00 to 22:45. 25 €. Sign up. Web
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Sale at Pomp & Gloria
CitySpotterGirl loves the kitch and curiosity wonderland by Pomp & Gloria-owners Oskar and Christoph! You are guaranteed to find something every time, no matter if you are into strange deco-nick-nack, pompous furniture, funny signs or bubbly bath bombs. And now, just in time for some pre-Easter shopping, they are having a spring sale; many genius designer pieces and nostalgic treasures of which only individual pieces exist anymore are 70% off! Cute stuff for gift-giving bunnies, knick-knack for crazy chicks and glorious things for the Easter table. Hop there swiftly!

Pomp & Gloria, Lerchenfelderstraße 92, 1080 Vienna. Tue+Wed 14:00 to 18:00, Thu+Fri 11:00 to 18:00 Web
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 Irmi Novak
Easter Market
Yes indeed, Easter is dashing closer! If your deco-nick-nack inventory at home was not entirely satisfactory, it might pay off to head to the 14th district. There, a small Easter market is taking place that offers a really great selection of unusual, artfully decorated eggs. For example, Ukrainian ones, eggs painted with wax technique, goose eggs with “Zentangle”-owls, pretty engraved duck eggs, colourful Sorbian eggs or funny caricature eggs. Plus: greeting cards, egg cosies, thread buttons, egg liqueur, confectionary, wild garlic pesto and other delicacies. Yep!

Atelier INO - Treffpunkt Kunst, Gurkgasse 50/1A, 1140 Vienna. 20-30 March Tue-Fri 14:00 to 19:00. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Crocodiles, glitter swallows, pink fleece terrycloth and flower prints – welcome in Romana Massong’s fabric and pattern paradise. It’s only a three-minute walk from U3 stop Ottakring away in a former factory building and is filled with over one thousand – wait for it! – fabrics that are exclusively eco & animal- & human friendly produced, plus the appropriate sewing accessories. Whether organic jersey, hemp bred or regionally produced linen from Upper Austria – here you can shop sustainably and in style. Another plus is the really friendly, familiar atmosphere. Also: great sewing classes!

Biostoffe, Huttengasse 57-59, 1160 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat until 15:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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The whole family Ahmed helps together in the new Indian restaurant near Schwarzenbergplatz because business is booming. Charming junior-chef Sufian, born in Zell am See, educated at Modul and then flown out to London to collect gastro-experience, is now bringing new Indian-cosmopolitan dishes to the city. For lunch, there are classics like Curry or Biryani but the menu also offers unusual things like the “OMG Butter Chicken Burger”, artfully seasoned “Gunpowder”-mashed potatoes or tiramisu with chai and rose petals. Friendly, super soulfood and very attentive service!

In-Dish, Schwarzenbergstraße 8, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sat 11:30 to 22:00. Web


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