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"Heya Girls!"
I would say male co-terrestrials are going to have quite a tough time in Vienna this week. First, the brilliant-feminist Rrrriot Festival is sweeping the city and bringing a huge load of exceptional events to Vienna in its wake! For example the Drag Queen tour “Frauen, die gegen den Strom schwimmen” (women who swim against the tide) at the Museum of Fine Arts, the feminist breakfast in Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s infamous Frankfurt kitchen at MAK, doing magic spells at the Hotel am Brillantengrund (you have to wear black!), Bianca Taschl’s healing herbs workshop for women or the meeting of “Female Founders”, for female company founders. And since that isn’t enough yet, there is also the Business Riot Conference, Austria’s biggest conference on women’s issues, the job market & entrepreneurship with a myriad of career talks, super practical workshops, and networking meetings. And it’s women only!
Wishing you a wild week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Rrriot Festival, various locations in Vienna. 1-7 March.

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Local Heroes Pop Store at ROEE
There is a lot of space in the new flagship store of Austro-fashion label ROEE. Which is why designer Rene Pomberger now regularly invites other creative Local Heroes to move into his hip store temporarily. Currently, it’s the pretty ceramic birds from Thomas Poganitsch that find themselves there, plus the beautiful china by Hollyaroh, bags by young label SO LCH LD CLOTHING, or stylish Holland-design by Puik. And ROEE still has some sale bargains from the current winter collection to offer – since spring is apparently a long time in the coming.
ROEE Flagship Store, Bandgasse 14, 1070 Vienna. Until the end of July Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 11:00 to 18:00. Web 
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On Live Music Workout
Alright girls, go find the hippest workout-outfit that’s sleeping in your closet and on to Penthouse Sport in the 1st district. There’s really no fitness-excuses today! The Swiss running shoe-company On is hosting a free 1-hour workout with Austria’s Song Contest hopeful Cesar Sampson plus live-band. The latter will perform, cause goosebumps and make the training into a real pleasure, grin. There are three classes at 18:00, 19:00, and 20:00, which are open for 40 participants respectively. On top, you can test the new Cloud X-shoe. So sign up, tell them your shoe size and get started!
Penthouse Sports, Johannesgasse 25, 1010 Vienna. 1 March 18:00 to 21:00. Free entry. Sign up. Web 
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  National Geographic Creative / Hugo van Lawick
Women are strong, funny, brutal, lovely, and yes, contradictory too sometimes! You can go see for yourself now at the FrauenFilmTage – in the truest sense of the word. A number of international female film geniuses can be seen in front of and behind the camera. Today, we commemorate Mexican author Rosario Castellanos from the 50s with The Eternal Feminine. The Latin American special tells stories about sex work (Alanis) or a mother-daughter-relationship in the rainforest (Amazona). Powerful films, debuts, talks, and guests! And definitely no groping on the casting couch ;-)
Several cinemas in Vienna. Opening: Filmcasino, 1050 Vienna. 1 March 20:00. 9 €. Web
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SchnittBOGEN Sample Sale
A great opportunity to get to know one of the nicest community ateliers in the city and to bag some pretty fashion at the same time! Three of the creative co-workers at SchnittBOGEN are hosting a sample sale: designer Goran Bugaric, Haaitude-milliner Christina Lichy, and fashion designer Klara Neuber part with a few prototypes and models of previous seasons. There’s a discount of 70% on hats, headpieces, and warm caps, the prototypes can be bought from 25 Euros, and the chic, linear KLAR-Loden-dresses are prize-reduced. Only today, so don’t miss out!
SchnittBOGEN, U-Bahn Bogen 3-4, 1060 Vienna. 2 March 16:00 to 20:00. Web
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 ichkoche .at
Yes, that’s what we need. Uncomplicated, quick dishes made with high-quality organic ingredients! These will be taught to the chronically busy by professional chef Georg Kriz in today’s course, where the menu includes six super-swift recipes: from French onion soup to fish filets in Miso marinade and veggie-gnocchi to Mascarpone-berry-dumplings. Nomnom! Plus, there will be practical tips on how to simplify steps and vary recipes. And who knows, maybe you’ll share the desk with someone who you’ll want to cook for in the future
ichkoche - Die Kochschule, Girardigasse 2-6, 1060 Vienna. 2 March 17:30 to 21:30. 99 €. Web
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 Belvedere, Wien, Foto: Ouriel Morgensztern
Belvedere: Open Friday
Sometimes, it just needs a change to shed new light on the well-established! Which is probably why the smart minds at Belvedere decided to redisplay their permanent collection. Several thousands of works from eight centuries were examined, taken from the depot, and rearranged. And the result is definitely surprising! At today’s Open Friday, as many as six free guided tours let you enjoy new perspectives and insights. For instance Schieles’s works at “Skandalkunst?!”, Frueauf’s worldview and artistic approach during “Im Norden viel Neues”, or Klimt’s art at “Geburt der Moderne”. From 18:00.
Belvedere, Prinz Eugen Straße 27, 1030 Vienna. 2 March 18:00 to 21:00. Free entry. Web
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Pop Up: 48 Hours
Usually, the Munich-based online gallery vogelARTedition gets their contemporary wonder-works to men, women, and various walls online. But now it has ventured into the real world and has come to Vienna with a fine selection of strictly limited artist-editions. For 48 hours in Schleifmühlgasse 3. With them, they brought brightly coloured marble tops by Philipp Messner, futuristic “Infinitive Curve”-prints by Brigitte Kowanz, or fluorescent mini-steles by Regine Schuhmann. The latter in particular are really ingenious! Both the names and the art works are nothing to sneeze at!
POP-Up vogelARTedition, Schleifmühlgasse 3, 1040 Vienna. 1-3 March Thu 18:00 to 22:00, Fri+Sat 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Zur Schw√§bischen Jungfrau
Manufactory sale
Not everything has to be hip all the time. Luckily in Vienna, there are several traditional manufactories that have been putting their mark on the city for generations with their beautiful craftsmanship: Lobmeyr, Augarten, Wiener Silber Manufactur … Five of these Viennese factories are now having a three-day sale! With fancy vases, crystal chandeliers, and delightful tableware 30%, 50% or even 70% off! Among the already mentioned, R. Horn is also represented with premium (travel) bags and accessories as well as Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau with heavenly bed & table linen. Super pretty!
Lobmeyer, Wiener Silber, Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau, R. Horn, 1010 Vienna. Augarten, 1020 Vienna. 1-3 March. Web
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Oscar-Night at Gartenbaukino
Experiencing the Red Carpet live from a comfortable theatre chair: once again, you can follow the Academy’s glitter & glamour parade night at Gartenbaukino! From noon, they start showing Oscar hopefuls like „Phantom Thread” to get you into the mood. The legendary Red Carpet show starts after midnight, and the award ceremony starts its live broadcast from L.A. at 1:30. Champagne is served to guests in evening wear – and from 3:00, there is free coffee and breakfast for all. If you like it smaller and cosier: Burg Kino, too, broadcasts the Oscars.
Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. 4 March, Film from 12:00, Gala from 1:30. Free entry. Web Burgkino, 1010 Vienna. From 23:00. Web 
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Lacto-Fermentation for Beginners
Umeboshi, Natto, Kimchi – pickled food in all its variety is slowly but surely conquering Viennese restaurants and gourmet hearts. Lacto-fermentation of fruits and vegetable is indeed one of the oldest and simplest and also tastiest ways to conserve food in the world! Today, chef and food trendsetter Ulrich Wolfger from Blub shows in his beginner’s class how malolactic fermentation works exactly and what types of vegetables can be cured that way. Three hotchpotch-meals will be cooked, four will be taken home in pretty glasses. Tasting included.
Dancing Shiva, Neubaugasse 58, 1070 Vienna. 4 March 13:00 to 17:00. 110 € (all inclusive). Sign up. Web
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 Salut Salon / Gabo
Salut Salon
Yes, love is a long runner! The four Hamburg ladies of the quartet „Salut Salon“ couldn’t agree more, but they dare to explore this evergreen topic, anyway. The charming musicians are exploring the topic via musical saws in love duets, give a crime-medley, satirise love songs by Marilyn Monroe and Herbert Grönemeyer, or blow you away with tunes by Astor Piazzolla, Sergej Prokofjew and Cole Porter. The ECHO award winners humorously and with musical virtuosity play and sing their way across genre boarders – and that’s pretty grand! Listen in here.
Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 4 March 19:30. From 23 €. Web
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Business Breakfast with Barbara Riedl
She is one of the best PR-experts: Barbara Riedl, who is not only Ikea company spokeswoman, but also a political scientist, team player and single mother. She is (and acts) not only in a professional and friendly way, she was also elected best company spokes(wo)man of the entire country in 2015! At the business breakfast, she will talk about her career at the Swedish furnishing expert and offer insights into her very own leadership style. Plus, she lets us know how she reconciles both job and personal life. So basically, daily business ;-)
Cafe Museum, Operngasse 7, 1010 Vienna. 5 March 8:30 to 10:30. 15 €. Sign up. Web 
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 Anna St√∂cher
Saskia Hölbling & Dans.Kias: Things
If there’s anyone who knows contemporary dance, it’s Vienna native and choreographer Saskia Hölbling. Together with dance ensemble Dans.Kias, she has been giving whirlwind-like performances for years! Right now, she is taken with the topics of abundance and the ever-growing mountains of consumer articles. The latter are being brought to life and finished off by four dancers in her new piece “Things”. You’ll see old bobsleighs suddenly marching to a different tune, hoses developing a life of their own, and discarded tarps finding a new sense in logical formations.
Atelierhaus at Academy of Fine Arts, Lehargasse 6-8, 1060 Vienna. 1- 6 March 20:00. 20 €. Web
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5 years wrap skirt „jupe Maelle“
Original: a Viennese wrap skirt celebrates its birthday! Namely the particularly popular and adaptable model called “jupe Maelle” by Austrian designer Sabine Kriebel and her label SBIN. And since a woman can’t possible have enough of the chic fashion allrounders in all colour shades and pattern varieties in her cupboard (CitySpotterGirl owns two :-), she has to totter to the seventh district during the next few days. There, the Maellean skirt-miracles with colourful stripe combis (like white-red-turquoise) await their future owners with a discount of 20%. A celebratory sale! :-)
SBIN, Burggasse 22, 1070 Vienna. Until 17 March Tue-Fri 11:00 to 18:30, Sat 10:00 to 16:00. Web 
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 Ina Diolosa
TCM for skin & hair
Dry skin, hair full of scalp flakes – winter and the constantly heated rooms are really tough on women right now! If you want to work on the dilemma not just from the inside but also from the outside, you’ll come listen to Ina Diolosa’s TCM-lecture tonight. Because according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, skin and hair reflect the condition of the life essence Yin and the blood. So you’ll just have to balance it out with holistic methods! With a healthy diet (like: snack Goji-berries instead of chocolate, use little salt), much sleep, little stress. Many practical tips!
Shambhala, Josefstädterstraße 5, 1080 Vienna. 6 March 19:00 to 20:30. 20 €. Web
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 Sunrise Avenue
Sunrise Avenue
Alright, fine. CitySpotterGirl is into Samu! And she’s not alone because the cute Finn has no trouble filling Stadthalle for his concert today ;-) His popularity as a “Voice Of Germany”-coach certainly helps him with that – but that doesn’t mean the songs of the tall blonde with the charming wit aren’t worth listening to as well! His band “Sunrise Avenue” has dedicated the ongoing “Heartbreak Century”-tour to the return to real values, real feelings, and real, hand-made pop-rock. Gosh! You can listen in and watch Samu here.
Stadthalle, Dr. Roland Rainer Platz, 1150 Vienna. 6 March 19:30. From 53.40 €. Web
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 Nina Keinrath
Kafka mit Flügeln
After three years of writing and two wild summers in Kirgistan, author and part-time CitySpotterGirl Daniela Emminger is now back with her new novel! “Kafka mit Flügeln” (Kafka with wings) is the name of the splendid adventurous love story, in which the Buchpreis-nominated writer captured the spiritual kinship between “dill-girl” Sezim and “chervil-boy” Samat. But there are also mutated butterfly-politicians, explosive bonsai Trojans, and Kirgiz quirks that fell into her trap. Today, she does a live reading and chats about living in a yurt, mare’s milk, and Kökbörö. Fun!

MonAmi, Theobaldgasse 9, 1060 Vienna. 7 March 19:30. Free entry. Web
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 KHM / Helmut Wimmer
Ganymed Nature
Wow! The Museum of Fine Arts is being flooded, snowed in, dug over – metaphorically speaking, of course ;-) Because rough nature is moving into the picture gallery for the Ganymed spectacle. Old masters like Titian, Rubens and others are being catapulted into the present and completely re-vitalised thanks to bizarrely beautiful musical, literature & dance orchestrations. For example the painting “Lustvoller Graben”, that highlights the allegory of transience or the “Man at the Window” where you can practically hear the snow whisper. And absolutely don’t miss “The Last Day”-photo series at Bassanosaal!
Museum of Fine Arts Vienna, Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna. 7 March 19:00 to 22:00. 38 €. Web
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 Steve McNicholas
We know that you can provide a rhythm by snipping your fingers. But by waving around brooms? Or by rattling dust bins? That we were taught by Stomp! The funniest and most rousing rhythm spectacle in the world creates its very own, unique sound & stage world. Boomboom, shakeshake, bang! Now they’re back in Vienna, drumming, knocking and rubbing on anything that is part of everyday life – ranging from matchboxes to grocery trolleys. A wildly booming, hilarious sound cosmos that simply rocks everyone’s socks off!
MuseumsQuartier, Halle E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 6-11 March. From 36.80 €. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Wiener Seife
First thing you notice when coming into the small and stylish soap shop in the inner city: the amazing scent! That’s due to the 65 different types of soap that Sonja Baldauf has manufactured in her manufactory in the 3rd district, following old recipes by Viennese soap maker Friedrich Weiss. They are produced by hand via gentle cold process, made from organic ingredients, without the addition of any chemicals! The feel-good selection includes: slightly severe cedar wood, fresh mint oil, opulent Sisi violets and fruity apricot. There are also blocks for teethbrushing or doggie shampoo. 7 to 15 €. A clean matter!
Wiener Seife, Herrengasse 6-8, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Ferrari Pasticceria Caffe
The chef is from Trieste – which might just as well be the great Pisticceria’s home too. But it’s not, it’s conveniently located right next to Kärntner Straße. Which is a big advantage since the confectionary looks really neat with its dark furniture and the prominent lamps, but most importantly, its display case is full of the most wonderful mini-cakes. Chocolate balls with nut filling, raspberries on cream and real Triestine Potizza. Everything here is home-made (even the marzipan is self-made), and they even cook a little for lunch. Well, and the fact that the coffee’s perfect is hardly surprising!
Ferrari Pasticceria Caffe, Annagasse 3, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:00 to 20:00, Sat + Sun until ca. 16:00. Web


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