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Die StadtSpionin
m a r c h 14 | 13. - 19.

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"Heya Girls!"
What’s up when a camera races through the inside of a cactus, a polar bear gets depressed and pink bunnies have reached the highest stage of evolution? Exactly! The Tricky Women are back in town. The only Europe-wide film festival devoted exclusively to cartoons created by women shows his almost 130 films this year again at the Haydn cinema – and lets pixels, dolls and clay figures dance on screen. The clear highlight: the full-length film “Aya de Yopougon”. It tells the story of young Aya, who wants to study medicine in Cote d’Ivoire, while the life planning of her girlfriends is rather limited to hairstyles and husbands. She wanted to show a different image of Africa, says producer Marguerite Abouet, one without horror reports and folklore kitsch. The result was a film such as is rarely seen today: vibrant, full of hope and adorably funny!
Wishing you a nice week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Tricky Women, 12 to 16 March. Web

P.S. If you want to win cool bags by Urban Tool, quickly click on the portal!
Photo: Marguerite Abouet und Clément Oubrerie
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Music stories
Why was Mister Spock from the starship Enterprise only able to show his true self in music? And why did teenage violence decrease in London in the 50s thanks to a music style from Jamaica? Those who want to know the answer to the riddle should head to this DJ-gig of another kind. Comfortably sitting in the hotel lobby, Monsieur Smoab tells everything there is to know about the history of music, Herr Preddy plays the matching records. The story behind the music: just like archaeologists, they shed light on every hidden corner of the past.

Lobby Bar in the Falkensteiner Hotel, Margaretengürtel 142, 1050 Vienna. 13 March 19:00. Free entrance. Web 
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 Oskar Schmidt
Pop-up store at Oben
Don't miss it! The location is really awesome: the upper floor of the old post and telegraph office is temporarily (until April!) occupied by art and culture. And now at the sumptuous art space "Oben", young Austrian labels are on display for four days. It is then possible to shop in these unusual premises: fashion, jewellery, decorations, home accessories. Light objects by mostlikely, jewels by Andrea Auer, ceramic by gudshapes or retro-fashion by Vintage & Rosenroth. To start off, Neni Catering and the winery Oggau take care of our culinary well-being.

Oben, Lehargasse 7, 1060 Vienna. 13-16 March. Web
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Gallery walk in the first district
With such dream weather, taking a walk in the inner city is all the more fun! So slip into sturdy shoes and off you go: 31 galleries in the first district open their doors from 16:00 to 21:00 and present current art and vernissages – such as the Galerie Benedict, which dedicates itself to Helmut Findeiß's "Latin Abstractions" (Photo). Those who are interested in fashion should take a peek at artup's, where bags from Austrian designers are on display. And at Lidia Friedmann's, visitors can see fine ceramic Easter tableware and 3D Easter theatre made out of matchboxes.

Galerienrundgang, 1010 Vienna. 13 March 16:00 to 21:00. Free entrance. Detailed programme online
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 Fritz Hansen
H.O.M.E Depot
A spring design highlight: at the H.O.M.E. furniture fair situated in the amazing ambience of the Semper Depot, over 50 international designers are showing next year's furnishing and home trends. On four floors (over 4.300 m² of exhibition space), Vitra, Moroso, Poltrone Frau, B&B, Thonet, Cassina and Kvadrat present themselves with furniture and chic home accessories. On the ground floor, ARGE Garten has even built a real birch forest. Beautiful to look at and to wander in!

Semper Depot, Lehargasse 6, 1060 Vienna. 12-14 March 14:00 to 19:30, 8+9 March 12:00 to 19:00. 20€. Web
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 Richard Dumas
Carla Bruni
First première dame, now on tour again: Carla Bruni is back! The chic French lady, who used to be a sought-after model, cuts a fine figure as a singer too. Today in Vienna as well, where she plays one of her few concerts. Madame Bruni-Sarkozy has brought her current fourth album "Little French Songs": these small French songs range from folk to classical pop and chansons. In addition, the lady with Italian roots will perform a selection of music from her career. The mood? Soft and veeery charming!

Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. 14 March 20:00. From 40€. Web
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 Doris Ainedter, Foto karl thomas
Fashion check-in at Le Meridien
Check in and start shopping! At the trendy design- hotel Le Meridien, all rooms on the 8th floor are being turned into boutiques today: 20 exclusive national and international design labels present their new collections. Every suite hosts a label: chic elegance by Doris Ainedter, fun Dirndl by Alpenherz, sexy yet fine dresses by Just Eve. The restaurant and barbecue area turns into a shimmering party: fashionista Leigh Lezark & Geordon Nicol, trend setter from New York, provide the disco fever!
Le Meridien, Opernring 13, 1010 Vienna. 14 March. Fashion Floor 17:00 to 00:00. 15€. Web
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Urban Vienna Polaroid Tour
Yes, even those who think they know Vienna like the back of their hand can discover the city anew with this exploration tour. Off the beaten track, an urban, creative and often hidden Vienna awaits. When glancing up, one can spot an unusual façade, in a side street, one runs unexpectedly into a cool graffiti. What’s special about this tour that now takes place on every Saturday: instead of taking snapshots with digital cameras or mobile phones, participants are equipped with a vintage Polaroid camera! A great combo of street art, photography and urban exploring.

Meeting point: Resselpark in front of the Karlskirche, 1040 Vienna. 15.03. 10:00. 59€. Web
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City garden initiatives present themselves
For all those who already feel their fingers tingling and who want to live out their need for gardening in the city this year (too): existing city gardens such as the garden Wolfganggasse or the Guerilla Garden Längenfeld will introduce themselves this afternoon. One can gain an overview, share experiences, find contacts – and maybe even build a brand new initiative. The CitySpotterGirl will also organise a street garden project in the street of the editorial office this year: informations about ""Meadows in Wieden" can be found on my new gardening blog.

Academy of Fine Arts, Schillerplatz 1-3, office of the ÖH (Room E5), 1010 Vienna. 15.3 15:00. Web Gardening blog Web
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St. Patrick’s Day
The Empire State Building in New York is shining green these days, just like the Ottakringer brewery. Which means: the Irish are celebrating their national holiday! Ladies can show their solidarity and participate in Paddy's Fest, for which the brewery is completely open: while Irish live musicians play all night long in the Hefeboden, the other three flours are filled with sound by 13 DJs playing rock, oldies, electronic and even bad taste. Green beer goes without saying. So: take out everything green from your closets, and off to Vienna's largest pub!

Ottakringer Brewery, Ottakringer Platz 1, 1160 Vienna. 21:00, 14€. Web
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Step Forward concept store
Congrats! Step Forward has been enriching the city with concerts and street art for exactly 4 years. For its anniversary, a festival will be celebrated: with music, parties, exhibitions. And a casual concept store that enters the stage today. We Bandits, Days of fabulous, Donautracht and more offer cool tops and fashion, Batik-Queen Pebelle sees to a fashion performance. Fashion and art at affordable prices: works by creatives such as A Yo Kammzai, Rabbit Eye Movement or Wiener Jugenstil can also be bought here.

Celeste, Hamburgerstraße 18, 1050 Vienna. 16 March 12:00 to 20:00. Web
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Full moon run
Vienna by night really is special – all the more so during a full moon. A hot tip for all sport enthusiasts who are also night owls: a guided run under the moonlight. During tonight's full moon, there will be 7km of running uphill together – to conquer the Kahlenberg! Those who will display their stamina will be rewarded with a fantastic view over Vienna's sea of lights. The run is free; since the trail also leads through dark forest paths, please bring a flashlight or a headlamp! Please sign up.

Meeting point: Terminus of the tram line D "Beethovengang". 16 March 18:00. Web
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 Metro Verlag
Viennese places of quiet
Cities can also be like that: relaxing, quiet and energizing. Journalist Katja Sindemann reveals in her book where the best oases of peace amidst the Viennese hustle and bustle are lurking. Around 60 tips were carefully compiled: hidden spots, picturesque nature beauties, churches and places of power. All the islands where stressed out Viennese ladies can get their portion of relaxation without much effort. "Wiener Orte der Stille" ("Viennese places of quiet") will be presented today at Thalia, where the author tells about her discoveries and her travels through the districts.

Thalia, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2a, 1030 Vienna. 17 March 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Celle: War Was
Yes, this comes as a surprise! The  military museum, which isn't usually the CitySpotterGirl's favourite place, is now the stage of an art performance. For the 100th anniversary of WWI, a procession of 100 participants moves across the building, navigating with various aesthetic means through the real and mental spaces of the war. Heralds and fates, a choir of complaints and a tunnel of whispers, a pop-performance by Gun-Girls and ritual scenes of martial arts form a colourful dance macabre, a museum tour, a tour de force rich in quotations. To be experienced live today only!

Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Arsenal Objekt 1, 1030 Vienna. 18 March 18:30. Web
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 Xenia Hausner, Archiv Sammlung Essl
Another view
First special characteristic: this exhibition will be curated by Agnes Essl herself. Special number 2? There will be exclusively works of female artists on display. Essl has collected 27 Austrian items: famous paintings, sculptures, photographs and video works, some of these are even fresh from the atelier. From Maria Lassnig and Xenia Hausner to Kiki Kogelnik, feminine views are assembled. The entrance to the vernissage today is free, but here's a special treat for the following weeks: with the code word "StadtSpionin", the entrance costs 6€ only!

Essl Museum, An der Donau-Au 1, 3400 Klosterneuburg. 18 March 19:30. Free entrance. Web
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 Reinhard Steiner
magda goebbels.german mother
While others were worried about their men on the front, she surrounded herself with luxury. As Joseph Goebbel's wife, Magda was living in clover during the 2nd World War. From glamour about her husband's affairs to the bitter end: this play reflects the life of the propagated model mum. And the Third Reich era, which rises again in the dialogs between Magda Goebbels and her friend Ello Quant. The scenes of these conversations are brought to life by projections: the family's home on Schwanenwerder, or the Goebbels-yacht.

Theatre under Café Prückel, Biberstraße 2, 1010 Vienna. Until 21 March 20:00. 25€. Web
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 NHM Wien
Experiment Life – Gabonionta
World premiere! For the first time, our planet’s oldest found living creatures are being shown – in Vienna! The discovery of the gabonionta – named after its discovery site, Gabon in Central Africa – proves that multicellular organisms populated the Earth as early as 2.1 billion years ago. These “natives” were probably wiped out by a natural disaster and the experiment life only succeeded much later in a second attempt. The fossils of this sensational find as well as videos with 3D reconstructions can be seen at the Museum of Natural History.
Museum of Natural History, 12.3 to 30.6. Th-Mo 9:00 to 18:30, We until 21:00. 10€. Web
Shop of the Week 
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sew what
DIY fans will almost get palpitations there! Ingrid Glashüttner’s small shop holds everything that falls into the CitySpotterGirl-category “absolutelyneedthat”! Fancy printed designer fabrics from Great Britain and the US, even Japan: Amy Butler’s colourful floral patterns are lying here next to roller-skates in a retro design, striped dachshunds next to dancing cupcakes and out of print fabric-rarities. Partially organic, lots in a stronger quality – this way, home decoration projects can come true! Also, woven ribbons, laces, materials for scrapbooking – oh please, can I have everything?
sew what, Große Schiffgasse 18, 1020 Vienna. We-Fr 16:00 to 18:00, Sa 12:00 to 15:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Lane & Merriman's
Yes, sometimes they improvise. Then everything that’s on the menu isn’t all available. Or it opens up later, because the kitchen is being rebuilt. Doesn’t matter, everything is so nice here at this new Irish’s place that nothing can bother us. Relaxed atmosphere, nice patrons, funny furnishing with lots of books (after all, the pub is named after Oscar Wilde) – and a damn great Irish cuisine. Perfectly juicy fish & chips, delicate burgers, scones – and my goodness, can the Irish bake good bread! The fact that Lane is also an organic shop is just the icing on the cake.
Lane & Merriman's, Spitalgasse 3, 1090 Vienna. Mo-Fr 6:30 to 24:00, Sa 8:00 to 24:00. Web


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