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m a r c h 16 | 10. - 16.

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"Heya Girls!"
If you think the artful flower picture “Lotus Garden” by the British photographer and “waste dissector” Mandy Barker is pretty, you should have a closer look. It is composed of discarded plastic pieces, which, together with 1,826 (!) tons of other garbage, are washed up on the beaches of Hong Kong every day. That’s not beautiful, but ugly. And – after Werner Boote’s cinema documentary “Plastic Planet“ of 2009 - it reminds us once again of the catastrophic consequences of brainless plastic usage. While Barker catapults Asian plastic to space in her art, her photographer colleagues Simon Norfolk and Eduardo Leal keep a close lens on environmental damage in Africa and America. The result: scary, seemingly utopian photo series of glacier melt on Mount Kenya or PVC-contaminated landscapes in Bolivia. Incredible, how good we, the “children of plastic age”, are at ignoring facts and whitewashing. But in the new exhibition “Seen on Earth“ reality becomes so obvious that I just disposed of my (last!) plastic bottle. Promise!
Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Kunst Haus Vienna, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna. Vernissage March 16, 19:00. Free entrance. Web
Photo: Mandy Barker
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 B&B Italia
Furniture fair H.O.M.E.D.E.P.O.T.
Desirée Treichl-Stürgkh’s monthly design “bible” has existed for 20 years, the associated furniture fair for 16 years. And, little by little, it seems like good living taste and aesthetic style awareness have even reached Austrian (flat) corners. Now the trendiest international creations to sit, hang around and to sleep are once again exhibited at Semperdepot! More than 50 renowned design companies and furniture manufacturers will be there, amongst others Fritz Hansen, Poltrona Frau, Living Divani, Wittmann, Fantini and B&B Italia. Nice anniversary offer: If you register in advance you get your ticket for free!
Semperdepot, Lehargasse 6, 1060 Vienna. March 9-11, 14:00-19:00, March 12+13. 11:00-20:00. Web
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Consultation „Dog & Dog training“
The editorial office cats may forgive me, but now we are talking about dogs for a change. Or rather, about dog owners. Because both neo dog owners and experienced mistresses always have hundreds of questions. About dog training, problems, everyday life. And Olga Waitz knows the answers. The dog psychologist and behaviour coach grew up with four-legged-animals and knows which way the dog jumps. Every two weeks, she shares her “Wow!Wow!” know-how straightforwardly in an “open” consulting hour in the Werkbuchcafe. (Owners are welcome, dogs need to stay at home.) Today at 4pm!
Werkbuchcafe, Haidgasse 5/7, 1020 Vienna. March 10. (every 2nd Thursday) 16:00-18:00. 3 €. Web
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 K. Kriwanek © Wien Museum
Meet me at the Prater!
Viennese pleasures since 1766: As of today, the Wien Museum celebrates the legendary 250-year-old entertainment mile in the 2nd district. There are countless thrilling Prater stories: First it was an imperial hunting ground, then a hot spot for spectacular mass events, world exhibition address and temporarily also the “Venice in Vienna” – with genuine canals and gondolas. More than 650 exhibits testify to a turbulent era of the cult institution – the most spectacular one, a 4-metre Calafati figure, is not enthroned in the museum, but in front of it.
Wien Museum, Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Vienna. March 10-October 31. Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00. 10 €. Web
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 City Farm Schönbrunn
Workshop in the City Farm Schönbrunn
Not only Josef Guggenmos’ old, sunny children’s book reads “I sound the bells for spring”, but also in Schönbrunn daffodils and tulips are springing a race. It’s only logical that the City Farm also starts into the gardening season and sows colourful spring seeds in the first workshop of the year. Today, garden expert Stefan Scholz shows hobby gardeners what to do in March so that flowerbeds and boxes will spring properly later on. Seeds will be pre-grown, thinned out and reproduced - and participants may take home the cuttings. Oh yes, and you’ll also find great tips about “Gardening in Vienna” here!
City Farm Schönbrunn, Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 6, 1130 Vienna. March 11, 16:00-18:30. 35 €. Web
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1st Easter market „Genusserwachen“
The beautiful Palais Niederösterreich in Herrengasse comes up with a completely new event today: an Easter adventure market. At the culinarily varied Easter festival of the province around Vienna more than 50 rural traditional manufacturers demonstrate their skills for the first time and under the motto “pleasure awakening” they invite to communal DIY sessions in iconic “home-made” stations. They polish Easter eggs with natural colours, braid fluffy raisin Striezel and arrange original palm branches. Plus: spring-like magic-cuisine, a speciality market and free guided tours through the Palais Niederösterreich!
Palais Niederösterreich, Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna. March 11+12, 10:00-21:00. Web
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Qigong for your eyes
A good piece of advice for people like the CitySpotterGirl who are sitting in front of their computer all the time. TCM understands visual impairment as a qi deficiency due to different causes. The simple Daoyin Yangsheng Gong exercises for the eyes are practiced in a sitting position and cover a broad range of application possibilities. They provide help to people who spend much time sitting in front of the computer screen and suffer from eye strain in their profession. The training can also strongly reduce short-sightedness and long-sightedness.
Shambhala, Josefstädterstraße 5, 1080 Vienna. March 11, 17:00. 60 €. Web
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Design market “Edelstoff“ expands
Larger, more diverse, hipper! The design mecca “Edelstoff” knows no limits anymore and with more than 130 hip fashion, accessories and art labels it has now moved to the 3000 sqm Marx Halle. This makes even the shopping-experienced CitySpotterGirl’s head spin ;-) Amongst the newcomers: stylish patent leather bondage bags by the Viennese label CVRH, luxury elf hair accessories by Edita Rosenrot, in-love-engaged bronze rings by goodrun! Start up design with true cult potential in a relaxed atmosphere: what are you waiting for?
Marx Halle, Karl Farkas Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. March 12+13, Sat 11:00-20:00, Sun till 18:00. 3 €. Web
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Cécile McLorin Salvant: For One to Love
She is only 26 and her songs already spread such a love-, suffering- and life-experience that she easily overshadows Jazz Grand Dames such as Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald: the newly-fledged Grammy award winner Cécile McLorin Salvant! Today, the likeable and self-confident New Yorker with a soft spot for eccentric clothes finally sings a concert in Vienna. Live and quite romantic with smoky soul numbers and gooseflesh lyrics of her brand new programme “For One to Love“. Click here for a first foretaste. Incredibly great voice!

Wiener Konzerthaus, large hall, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. March 12. 19:30. 22-55 €. Web
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 Ines Hofbaur
Reach your ideal weight with Bach flowers
Diets are a dime a dozen, but – as many of you know from painful experience – permanent abstaining in truth doesn’t help. Because reasons for wrong eating habits are often related to mental health. Stress, lack of body awareness, lack of self-love or the inner child longing for chocolate. This is where the Bach flower essences of the British homeopath Edward Bach come into play: They help us change destructive (eating) patterns. In her seminar, Maria Grandegger presents individual flowers and everyone gets her own personal flower mix.
Studio M&M, Rienösslgasse 22/6, 1040 Vienna. March 12. 10:00-17:00. 120 €. Web
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Book Sunday
Reading is an adventure inside your head. Herbert Bauer’s exceptional book fair is an adventure as well. He has been collecting antique treasures for more than 20 (!) years and from time to time he organises a great market at the VHS. This year, 25 private exhibitors & smallest-scale enterprises expose for sale their bibliophilic rarities, historic books and paper antiques. From paperbacks to children’s books to first editions - a true treasure trove! Admission is free and since reading always makes hungry, bookworms are provided with a small buffet.

VHS Hietzing, Hofwiesengasse 48, 1130 Vienna. March 13, 10:00-16:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Otto Steinbach
On “women’s traces“ with Petra Unger
She has been walking through Vienna for 20 years, spies out old and new hot spots and on her 50 (!) different walks she always brings extraordinary women’s stories back to life: the passionate tourist guide Petra Unger. The CitySpotterGirl enthusiastically joins her walk! A political classic is on the programme today: first we chase local suffragettes, then we have a look at the fights and successes of the Austrian women’s movement and finally we check out exceptional females from the Habsburg period, Nazi regime and of present times.
Meeting point: Fountain in front of the parliament, 
1010 Vienna. March 13. 14:00. 12 €. Web
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District Museums' Day
This day is an annual red-letter-day in my calendar. After all, there are hardly any other places that provide you with such interesting insights into the Viennese soul and neighbourhood secrets than the Viennese district museums. This year’s motto is “Game and Sports”, but lots of the activities are carried out passively ;-) In the 15th district, chess and table football are part of the programme. In the first district, people swing epees, sabres and foils and in the sixth the female football team FC Mariahilf plays a match. Special programme in all districts. And for free!

District Museums Vienna, different locations throughout Vienna. March 13. 10:00-16:00. Free entrance. Programme online 
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Backyard Club: Hit like a Girl
Don’t be shy, girls! Just like every year around International Women’s Day, the chic Backyard Club Vienna invites to a free boxing trial training for ladies only. Every full hour, starting at 9am, girls sweat, jump and clench their fists for 30 minutes. And one thing can be given away at this point: It’s kind of intense. There is absolutely no reason for fears of contact, except maybe of the expected muscle ache. Previous experience is not required, but sportswear and good mood are a must. Click here for a visual foretaste. Hossa!
Backyard Club Vienna, Burggasse 95, 1070 Vienna. March 13, 9:00-16:00. Free entrance.
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Yeast dough Easter specialities
Does it rise or doesn’t it – that is the question! After all, well-made yeast dough is the kingpin of baking Easter Striezel and Pinzen. In the course today, the master confectioner Christine Egger provides participants not only with detailed instructions for the crucial poolish but also with different variations of braiding the Striezel. The rest of the programme also sounds simply delicious: steaming jam-stuffed Buchteln with vanilla sauce, fluffy Easter braids, nut yeast cake…. Sigh! And at Easter the whole family will benefit from the newly acquired skills ;-)
ichkoche – Die Kochschule, Girardigasse 2-6, 1060 Vienna. March 14, 18:00-22:00. 129 €. Web 
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Lamp sale at KürbisArt
If you associate the keyword “pumpkin lamp” with kindergarden handicrafts and carved Halloween faces, you are completely wrong in this case. The gorgeous artistic calabashes by KürbisArt owner Nihal Aydin are really pretty unique items carefully manufactured by hand with much patience. First, the air-dried bottle fruits are scooped out and cleaned, then they are drilled, carved, painted with folk motives and decorated with small pearls. At the moment, you get 40% off on selected splendid lamps! But only until March 18!
KürbisART, Währinger Strasse 155,
 1180 Vienna. Until March 18. Mon, Wed, Fri 10:30-16:00. Web
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Group exhibition 30x30x30
No, this is not the new dream format for narrow-minded ones, but -on the contrary- the title of a new art exhibition in Vienna. 30 participating artists from Austria and abroad defined their very personal measure of contemporary art with 30 x 30 cm and dedicated themselves to small-size works with intensity and generosity. The outcome was a great variety of works, for example: the socio-critical “Red Invoice“ braiding of plastic bags by the graphic artist Irene Wölfl or a work without words, but with plaster on wood by the sculptor Anna-Maria Bogner’s. All pictures are on sale!
zs art galerie, Westbahnstr. 27-29, 1070 Vienna. March 15, 19:30. Free entrance. Web
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Tulku Lobsang: Love and relationship
Oh dear, the time has come again, the CitySpotterGirl is longing for peace, joy and harmony. And for love. Today, the renowned Buddhist master Tulku Lobsang holds a lecture about the things that make us lovable and how we can experience long-lasting happiness without expectations and negative emotions. That sounds positive, true and desirable! Once a year the doctor of Tibetan medicine, astrologist and Tantrayana teacher travels through Europe, Asia and the USA to share his ancient knowledge. Today he stops in Vienna and, together with the seeking persons, he smiles towards (love) happiness.
Kolpinghaus Wien 9, entrance Liechtensteinstraße 100, 1090 Vienna. March 15, 19:00. 15 €. Web
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Talking against arsonists
Be it Caesar, Gandhi or Thatcher – famous speakers and their words have always affected mankind and made history. Salon 5 has now initiated the best-of-rhetoric-series “Reden” where controversial fragments of contemporary history of all ages are brought back to life once a month. The series starts today with Cicero’s famous charge against the Catilinarian conspiracy of 63 BC and Joschka Fischer’s speech of justification of the NATO mission in Kosovo in 1999. Brilliant theatrical setting: the ceremonial hall in the Old Town Hall. Let’s hope that many women will take the floor in the future.
Old Town Hall, ceremonial hall, Wipplingerstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna. March 15, 19:00. 20 €. Web
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PopUp dinner with Sarah Joy
Cook-Eat-Meet: The likeable self-made cook Sarah Joy is mad about eating. This may be due to her extremely pleasure-minded and hospitable family clan, who passed on the culinary vein to her. For one year, the trained nutritionist has been organizing small and fine PopUp dinners where guests drink red wine, help chopping and chat in a cosy atmosphere. Today a three-course veggie menu will be dished up: delicious Miso spring herbs soup with rice noodles, chilli rosemary polenta with mung beans and silken tofu-raspberry cream for sweet teeth. Hungry!!!
WO, Kirchberggasse 11, 1070 Vienna. March 16, 19:00. 30 € wine included. Please register. Web
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Vienna International saxophone festival
The CitySpotterGirl always wanted to learn how to play the drums in old age, but now, since a whole lot of international master saxophonists make the entire town vibrate, it might as well be the conic “brass tube”. As part of the saxophone festival, countless concerts and courses will take place until March 20. In today’s “Postcards” performance in the 21er Haus virtuosos such as Jakub Muras from Poland, soprano saxophonist Kay Zhang from Australia and colleagues from the USA, Japan, Thailand and Europe take the audience on a journey around the globe. World music at its best!
21er Haus, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna. March 16, 19:30. 20 €. Web
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Vintage Stadl mega sale
The Vintage Stadl owner and self-appointed “country bumpkin” Osi Asali is going “back to the roots“. After one year in Vienna he and his design treasures move back to Zeiselmauer. And so, a mega sale with up to 50% off on the entire showroom stock is taking place in Berggasse until the end of March. Amongst the goods: exquisite Knoll sofa sets from 1,000 €, wonderful Neudoerfler desks and dining tables, great lamps by RoMi and Seletti and a Le Corbusier psychiatrist sofa of the 70s. From today on, there’ll also be a flea market table with Augarten porcelain and other vintage gems.
Vintage Stadl, Berggasse 29 (in the courtyard), 1090 Vienna. Until March 31, Thu-Sat. Web
Shop of the week 
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 Valerie Voithofer
Margaretenstraße is blossoming out! In close neighbourhood of Feine Dinge and Elfenkleider Barbara Bruckner-Brauner’s kleiderzimmer now also invites to feel-good-shopping. The shop is ample and stylish, the labels such as 7 Chic Avenue, Hunkydory or Not Shy offer a Scandinavian-dominated mix of cute blouses, flowing shirts and everyday cashmeres, along with simple silk dresses and cool jeans at moderate prices. Plus, the comfortable fitting room has the size of a living room! Another reason to stay a bit longer ;-)
kleiderzimmer, Margaretenstraße 39, 1040 Vienna. Tue-Fri 10:00-18:30, Sat 10:00-18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Junn – Bar & Kitchen
Oh, Kushiyaki! I could live off the Japanese skewers! They are a must-have on every Japanese party – and as of recently they are served in any possible variation (with salmon, tofu, vegetables, mushrooms, chicken etc.) at Junn. The pleasantly furnished restaurant combines style with living room atmosphere and specialises in Asian street food: On the menu you’ll find Dim Sum from all parts of China, Ramen soups, Ura Maki (sushi rolls) and – for a change! – Asian cocktails. Perfect for girl’s nights!
Junn, Seilerstätte 14, 1010 Vienna. Tue-Thu +Sun 11:30-23:00, Fri+Sat 11:30-01:00. Web


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