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"Heya Girls!"
Even if it’s easy to forget sometimes in the face of billions of selfies: photography is art! The proof for this is now in town for three weeks, when Vienna is all about artistic photography. The FOTO WIEN festival brings over 140 top-class exhibitions to the city, plus talks, tours and over 300 events. There’s plenty to discover – from vintage masterpieces to young up-and-coming artists. This year's festival is characterized by two main topics: “Women Photographers in Focus” highlights the outstanding and unfortunately not always sufficiently appreciated photographic achievements of women. “Rethinking Nature/ Rethinking Landscape” focuses on the key role of photography in the perception of nature and landscape and takes a critical look at the way we deal with it. On view at Atelier Augarten, which serves as festival headquarters. Now that’s how to photo!
Wishing you a pictorial week
Your CitySpotterGirl
FOTO WIEN. Various locations in Vienna. 9 to 27 March. Web
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Photo: Inka & Niclas Lindergård
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Business Gladiators live
What do economically successful people do right? At this online event, four Austrians who are currently big in business will talk about their strategies for success. Felix Ohswald, whose tutoring platform GoStudent is now a 3-billion-euro company, is one of them. Mediashop boss Katharina Schneider, on the other hand, has revolutionised the old-fashioned concept of teleshopping and reaches 150 million potential customers every day. Fitness & beauty entrepreneur Chris Steiner and “Entrepreneur of the Year” Philipp Maderthaner are also on board. Voila, inspiration!
Online live stream. 10 March 17:00 to 21:00. 78 €. Web 
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Manufactory Sale
Fortunately, our beloved city is home to manufactories such as Augarten, Lobmeyr and the Silber Manufactur, which have left their mark on Vienna for many generations with their tradition and beautiful craftsmanship. After a break due to the pandemic, 4 of these traditional houses are now inviting visitors to the 3-day Manufactory Sale – with fine vases, carafes, crystal chandeliers, glasses and charming tableware discounted by 30%, 50% or even 70%! In addition to those already mentioned, R. Horn will also be there with elegant travel bags, handbags and accessories.
Several manufactories, 1010 Vienna. 10-12 March. Web
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 Atelier Mondschein
Mondschein Fabrics Flea Market
Gabriele Lechner designs home and fashion accessories from fine fabrics such as merino loden, mulberry silk or delicately printed organic cotton. Today, a fabric flea market is taking place in the studio of her label Mondschein! In addition to the soft loden fabrics, which are produced in a family business in Styria, there's also cotton canvas from Carinthia, leather and vintage haute couture fabrics that haven't quite been used up. Lechner pays attention to the ecological and social sustainability of the fabrics she sells today at flea market prices. To the sewing machine!
Mondschein Atelier, Erdbergstraße 16, 1030 Vienna. 10 March 9:00 to 18:00. Web
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Free oranges for Vienna
Surprise: At the Ottakringer Brewery site, everyone gets a crate of oranges for free today! They come from Greece and cannot be sold by the farmers because they do not quite meet EU standards. Real oranges are sometimes too small, too scarred, not quite round or sometimes green. However, this says nothing about their degree of ripeness! The campaign is organised by the Swiss project “Gebana”: In their online shop, you can pre-order fair-trade fruit, nuts, coffee & co “ex farm” and receive the fruit once they are actually ripe. Cool!
Ottakringer Brauerei, Ottakringer Platz 1, 1160 Vienna. 11 March 10:00 to 18:00. Please register. Web
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 Eduardo Leal
When the Wind Blows
Air is life. It is the medium of scents, sounds and the weather. It can be polluted, generate energy, destroy cities. Starting today, the Kunsthaus Wien is attempting to visualise this invisible element. 22 international and Austrian artists have dealt with wind, breath and air in various ways: Susan Walsh had the wind paint for her, Ulrike Königshofer recorded wind using a windmill and can replicate it exactly via a fan, and Ayumi Ishii compares his visualised breath with the clouds in the sky. Today is the opening, admission free!
Kunsthaus Wien, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna 11 March 17:00. Free entry. Web
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Vienna: legends, jokes, strange places
A different look at the city centre: from today onwards, you will see Vienna with completely different eyes! Almost forgotten street names, old plaques and strange signs criss-cross the city centre – they are all there to be discovered on this tour through the 1st district. Even those who think they know Vienna like the back of their hand will be surprised: Vienna is full of history(s), absurd and sometimes even creepy. Today we will visit, for example, the cow that plays the board game, the tasting worm and the flea-expelling Saint Michael. A drink afterwards is included in the price.
Meeting point: Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna. 11 March 15:00 to 17:00. 39 €. Please register. Web
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 Lena Hoschek
Lena Hoschek Outlet
Oldies but goldies: Lena Hoschek is known for her unusual designs in pin-up style. The grand dame of vintage-inspired Austrian designer fashion can already look back on more than a decade of exciting fashion creations. In the new outlet store in the seventh district, jewellery and individual pieces from past collections are sold off every Friday and Saturday – at corresponding discounts, of course. So if you can't get that pretty chequered winter coat from five years ago out of your head: you might find it here!
Lena Hoschek Outlet, Gutenberggasse 17, 1070 Vienna. Always Fri+Sat 12:00 to 16:00. Web
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Edelstoff turns 10! The fair for young design had to take a long break due to the pandemic and is back this weekend with a spring market in the Marx Halle. The Edelstoff markets, taking place several times a year, offer accessories, jewellery, art, cosmetics and culinary delights from small producers and manufacturers. Featured this year: Die.Busenfreundin, offering breasts as cushions, earrings and mugs; fair T-shirts with funny embroidery from kebab to shisha pipe by Canos, or the amazing art prints by Viennese illustrator Alejarte.
Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. 12+13 March Sat 11:00 to 20:00, Sun until 18:00. 4 €. Web
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Reading is an adventure in the mind. Bookworms can get some new literary input today at the unique book fair of Herbert Bauer, who has been collecting antiquarian treasures for more than 20 years (!) and organises a fine book market at the VHS every now and then. This time, 25 private exhibitors and micro-entrepreneurs will be offering their bibliophile rarities, historical books and paper antiques for sale. From paperbacks to first editions – a real treasure trove! Old children's books, picture postcards and coveted old cookery books are also on offer. Admission is free of charge!
VHS Hietzing, Hofwiesengasse 48, 1130 Vienna. 13 March 10:00 to 16:00. Free admission. Web 
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 Fran Lebowitz
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz
Fran Lebowitz is a pop culture icon. She’s a sarcastic writer, a shrewd commentator, an astute satirist. Lebowitz was, among other things, a cleaning lady and taxi driver in New York before she began writing for Andy Warhol's magazine Interview. She is known for her trouser suits and her incomparable self-irony. Younger generations may know her from the Netflix miniseries “Pretend It's a City”, in which she muses with Martin Scorsese about her life and suffering in N.Y. Today, the 71-year-old queen of sarcasm will talk about everything under the sun for the first time at Gartenbaukino! 

Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. 13 March 19:30. 45-59 €. Web 
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 Bezirksmuseum Wien Landstraße
Day of Viennese District Museums 
CitySpotterGirl has a soft spot for the slightly dusty exhibition arrangements and honourable directors of Vienna's district museums ;-) For sometimes there are real treasures and a lot of knowledge buried there! Today, all district museums are open from 10:00 to 16:00 and show special exhibitions on the topic of medicine. Viennese pharmacies, hospitals and sanatoriums from the past hold an exciting piece of history that rarely receives attention. Today, each museum offers lectures and guided tours on hygiene and health from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. 
Bezirksmuseen. 13 March 10:00 to 16:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Ágnes Zászkaliczky/ Naomi Devil
Hungarian Women Painters in Vienna
Hungary & Austria: still closely connected culturally. The Hungarian Cultural Institute is currently exhibiting works by four female painters who have Hungarian roots but live in Vienna. Hanna Andorka from Budapest paints enchanting watercolours, Naomi Devil came to Vienna to study art and addresses problems such as environmental pollution in her oil paintings. Mónika Komáromi is a graphic designer and Ágnes Zászkaliczky is not only a visual artist but also a musician. Among other things, she creates visual designs for musical performances. Exciting!
Collegium Hungaricum, Hollandstraße 4, 1020 Vienna. Mon-Thu 14:00 to 18:00. Please pre-register. Free of charge. Web
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 Walter Klocker
Course: MBSR
Living in the moment and listening to yourself is often easier said than done. In this 8-week course, you’ll learn how to significantly reduce the stress in your life by simply being mindful. Mindful Based Stress Reduction was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts, the programme has since been scientifically tested for its effectiveness. And it really helps! Daily meditation, light and conscious yoga exercises, but also self-reflection and sharing your experience with the group are part of the course.

Shambhala, Josefstädterstraße 5, 1080 Vienna. 15 March – 17 May. Tue 9:30 to 12:30. 320 €. Web
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 Cecile McLorin Salvant
Cécile McLorin Salvant
The American jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant comes to the Konzerthaus! Her last two albums have won Grammys, and JazzTimes magazine recently named her the best female voice of all. Accompanied by virtuoso jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner, she will perform songs from her latest album “The Window”. People like to compare the singer to jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday – on her current album she pays tribute to them and reinterprets classics like Aretha Franklin's “One Step Ahead”. Worth listening to!

Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 15 March 19:30. 24-69 €. Web
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 Josef Polleross/Laurent Ziegler
Andrea Eckert is Rose, the only Holocaust survivor in her family. She is sitting shiva on a bench – a Jewish one-week-long mourning tradition – for a little Palestinian girl that her grandson has shot. This scene is the starting point for Rose's numerous memories from the 1930s to the turn of the millennium: her life and suffering, the demise of Yiddish culture and the alienation between modern Israelis and Jews from the diaspora in the “Old World”. Despite the serious topics, it’s a very humorous play – performed in pure monologue by the great Andrea Eckert!
Theatre Nestroyhof Hamakom, Nestroyplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. 16 March 20:00. 24 €. Web
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 Lisson Gallery/ Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei
Today starts the probably most important exhibition of this spring: the Albertina modern dedicates its most comprehensive retrospective to Ai Weiwei to date! “In search of humanity” is a journey through the artist's career, which has now lasted more than 4 decades. Ai Weiwei, who was born in China and imprisoned after making statements critical of the government, has lived in Europe since 2015. He focuses on power structures and systems of rule; taking a closer look wherever human rights are in danger. On show are wall works, sculptures, installations, photographs and films!
Albertina modern, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna. 16 March to 4 September Mon-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. 12 €. Web
​Shop of the Week 
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 Paper Republic
Paper Republic
Support your local business done differently: The Viennese notebook manufacturer Paper Republic exports to all kinds of countries, but since this week it finally has its first “real” shop in Vienna! Italian leather on the outside, Swedish paper on the inside: what makes the notebooks special: they can be refilled! When a pad is full, you can simply clamp in a new one with an elastic band. The workshop in the 9th district has now been expanded to include a shop. It consists of a small, very fine selection of the assortment – if you don't find what you're looking for, you can also order via Click & Collect! 
Paper Republic, Augasse 5, 1090 Vienna. Mon-Fri 9:00 to 16:00. Web
​Restaurant of the week 
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Diwan 1100
Finally, a tip from Favoriten again! Deep inside the tenth district, there’s a Turkish restaurant tempting you with a funny look – something between a casual American diner and a garden gazebo – and absolutely perfect handling of the charcoal grill. The grilled veal skewer with lavash bread: next level. Spicy sofeli: to the point. Oh yes, and there's also Turkish breakfast. The Serpme Kahvalti consists of many individual dishes – tapas in the morning version, so to speak. Fries, sigara böregi, soslu beaver kizartma and tons of vegetables and cheese. That and the nice service are worth any journey!
Diwan, Rotenhofgasse 11, 1100 Vienna. Mon-Sun 8:00 to 24:00. Web 


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