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m a r c h 21 | 25. - 31.

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"Heya Girls!"
Now this is a bit inconvenient: The press conference on the “Oster-Ruhe” in Vienna (translation: lockdown) will take place when your favourite newsletter has already been sent out. But I'll put it this way: we've become as flexible as rubber bands by now. So always check whether the tips and events in this issue are actually taking place, then we will successfully muddle through this week as well. And the best thing is to accept help. Because Easter is approaching and with it the holiday stress – which we skilfully avoid this year. Don't feel like cooking on the weekend? The Seven North is once again offering its ingenious food boxes for pick-up: Mediterranean spring cuisine by celebrity chef Eyal Shani. The Hidden Kitchen is packing its city-famous picnic baskets for Holy Saturday. You can laze around in bed because the Easter brunch basket will be delivered, bouquet included. The hotel Sans Souci also supports the Easter bunny, the Easter box comes with a 4-course menu and wine. You just have to order from all of them in time!
Wishing you a colourful week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
P.S. CitySpotterGirl takes a one-week Easter break and will return on 8 April.
Photo: Lisa Leutner, Seven North
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Lylit: Rosa Luxemburg
Many people know Rosa Luxemburg as a revolutionary and a communist. What is less known is the fact that she was Lenin's harshest critic, a talented poet and a pacifist. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of her birth, a quartet led by soul singer Eva Klampfer alias Lylit is giving a musical history lesson today: vocals, violin and piano trace Luxemburg's life and bring to life the states of mind of the ardent socialist. Particularly exciting: Luxemburg herself has her say, as documents, articles and letters from her years in prison have been packaged into songs, telling her life as music.
Sargfabrik. Video stream. 25 March 19:30. Voluntary donation. Web
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 Markus Guschelbauer/ Belvedere Wien
Klimt: Lady with Fan
It’s Gustav Klimt's last almost completed painting: Only a few details are missing in “Lady with Fan”, a self-confident portrait of a woman. From today – and only free on the opening day – it’s on display in the special exhibition “Lady with Fan. Gustav Klimt's Last Works” at the Upper Belvedere. This means that the painting hangs on loan in Vienna again for the first time in 100 years! The colourful lady (presumably a dancer) belongs to one of Klimt's favourite subjects: the “beautiful” Viennese woman. His unfinished work “The Bride”, which hardly anyone knows, is also on display. 
Oberes Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna. From 25/3 Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. Free. Web
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 VHS Wien
VHS Health Day
Today presents the ideal opportunity to conquer your inner couch potato and get moving again. At the online Health Day of the Wiener Volkshochschulen, you may participate in six exercise courses for free – and since everything is streamed live on YouTube, registration is not even necessary. From workouts for abs and legs to yoga, fitness boxing and Zumba, there's something for everyone. And if you can't move at all anymore due to lack of exercise, check out “Fascia and Stretch”: soft, dynamic exercises strengthen the connective tissue and make it elastic again.
VHS Gesundheitstag. Via YouTube. 25 March 17:00. Free of charge. Web
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Buchkontor is in the air
Away with Tinder! The ladies from Buchkontor take over Cupid's job now ;-) The charming book shop matches readers with their future book buddy for life at the online event “Buchkontor is in the air”. Book lovers have until 26 March to fill in the online form with their favourite book, some personal details and what they are looking for: A reading date, a book discussion, friendship or the ultimate love. The main factor for the pairing up by the experts is always the book, and the chosen ones will be announced by e-mail on 28 March. And bang, it's a match!
Das Buchkontor. Online event. Registrations until 26 March. Free. Web
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 Albrecht Dürer
Albertina: City and Landscape 
The Albertina starts the spring season today with a major exhibition: “City and Landscape. Between Dream and Reality” presents landscape painting from the Renaissance to modern times. In the panorama of over 200 works, you walk from Innsbruck as Albrecht Dürer saw it to Egon Schiele's view of old houses in Krumau. Idyllic watercolours by Emil Nolde stand in stark contrast to Alfred Kubin's gloomy visions of horror, and at the end of the works spanning five centuries is Paul Klee's reinvention of nature. A wonderful overview of many great masters!
Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. From 26 March daily 10:00 to 18:00. € 16.90. Web
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 Mato Johannik
You can hardly use a lockdown more sensibly: As a copywriter for the luxury mail-order company “Net-a-Porter”, Franziska Sumberaz from Carinthia was stuck in London in 2020. To brighten the grey time, she started knotting colourful pearl ribbons – just one year later, the brand “SumSum” was founded and her own pop-up shop opened: For the next 6 months, she will be making bracelets, necklaces and chokers with floral motifs in Operngasse. Always made of freshwater pearls and Japanese glass beads. Her inspiration: the 90s and the bohemia. Sumberaz also makes individual models.
SumSum Pop-up, Operngasse 26, 1040 Vienna. Tue-Fri 13:00 to 17:00, Sat 10:00 to 16:00. Web
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 Dafydd Owen/ WWF UK
Earth Hour „Lights Off”
Do quickly stock up on candles! From 20:30 to 21:30, it's lights out! The WWF is once again calling for participation in the world's biggest climate protection campaign. And because, with the exception of some old-school politicians, every child has realised that global warming, glacial retreat and the like can't go on any longer, we will be setting an example together today and save energy. In Vienna, in addition to private homes, many landmarks such as Schönbrunn Palace, the Rathaus, the Hofburg and the Belvedere remain dark. Around the world, the lights go out.
Earth Hour. Several locations in Vienna. 27 March 20:30 to 21:30. Web
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Napoleon Spring Market
Mother Hulda spoiled the first market weekend by sending a snow shower, but this time, according to the weatherman, it’ll work out! The Napoleon in Kagran is opening a pop-up spring market in the garden with over 20 stalls, arts and crafts and regional take-away delicacies. Fresh food is provided by Obsthaus Haller, and Carola Weiß brings bling-bling with her filigree earrings and geometric finger jewellery. Sylvia Villani has handmade cushions inspired by nature, literature, works of art and museums, so that the decorative spring can also move into your home. 
Napoleon, Kagraner Platz 33, 1220 Vienna. Weather permitting 27 + 28 March 12:00 to 17:00. Web 
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Karma Food: Herbal Special
Today, good karma can be spooned up ;-) It's on the table with Simone and Adi from Karma Food, who have been offering vegetarian and, above all, sustainable organic food in four branches since 2018. Their online herb special, consisting of three workshops (can also be booked individually for €13), helps you whip your kitchen into shape for spring: they start with a lesson on herbs and mushrooms to banish spring fatigue. Afterwards, do-it-yourselfers learn how to make teas and tinctures from daisies. A delicious finale is the Ayurvedic cooking lesson with nettles.
Karma Food. Via Zoom. 27 March 10:00. 24 € for all workshops.  Web
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 Elly Magpie
Full Body Workout
The founder of “Elly Magpie” is called Elisabeth, comes from Favoriten and knows that you can be healthy and athletic even in large dress sizes, too. With her sports studio, she offers everyone, including curvy ladies, a safe place to find their inner athlete. Without pressure or prejudice – but instead with lots of motivation and joy, even from home! On Thursdays, the founder streams live from her studio to challenge the body for 40 minutes in a full-body workout – the sweat-inducing exercises “Squat”, “Lunch” and “Plank” will be used. 
Elly Magpie. Live via Zoom. 28 March 10:00. 10 € for 40 minutes. Web
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 City Games
Easter Challenge in Viennese Parks
Use your eyes on your walk! The Easter bunnies from City Games have hidden colourful Easter eggs in 6 parks and now the hunt for the eggs is on: The Easter Challenge is free and requires no registration, only a mobile phone. There is one puzzle to solve per park and you can start in any park. Once the first egg is found, a letter with a riddle, map and homepage link is hidden inside. Enter the solution online, read the clue to the next hiding place and hop on. If all the riddles are solved by Sunday, a reward awaits the best game bunny ;-)
City Games. Various parks in Vienna. 26-28 March. Free of charge. Web
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 Bruno Ciccaglione
Book Presentation: Radicchio
Once the poor man's vegetable, radicchio has now risen to become a chic food item – and it can be more than just bitter. Vienna-based Italian chef Bruno Ciccaglione shows how to do it in his new book. The presentation on Zoom gives a free insight: he has compiled a lot of interesting facts about the winter vegetable and recipes for Italian classics – radicchio with risotto, as a side dish with fish and meat or roasted on the grill. A little spoiler in advance: modern cuisine loves radicchio from Gorizia and Treviso varieties are suitable for cooking.
Saporito/ Bruno Ciccaglione. Via Zoom. 29 March 18:00. Free of charge. Web
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Gartenbaukino: Back to the Future 
The Gartenbaukino is like a time machine inside which the glamour of the 1960s can still be felt. But listed cinema culture also needs to be preserved, and a crowdfunding campaign on Startnext is now to raise the last 150,000 euros: true to the motto “Back to the Future”, the retro shine will be refurbished and disimprovements from the 1980s will be restored to the original design: cineastes can support this by booking private film screenings, an exclusive matinee or a very personal greeting message shining on the illuminated board. Come on, let's save our iconic cinema!
Gartenbaukino. Via Startnext. Until 20 June. From 15 €. Web
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Stream free short films
Cinema again, this time for cultivated binge-watching: The well-known short film festival dotdotdot has mutated into a successful streaming service thanks to Corona. After the 11th edition of the open-air cinema was celebrated as a couch festival, they have now uploaded the complete archive: All 800 films from the last 6 years can be streamed in the collection free of charge – with no expiration date! Included are Cannes award-winning short films, Oscar-nominated animations, exciting personals and cat clips from the British Cat Video Festival, which are considered iconic.
Dotdotdot. Online film archive. All movies free of charge. Web
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Hiking with alpacas
There's hardly anything more relaxing (and entertaining) than hiking with alpacas. Which is why CitySpotterGirl regularly travels to the countryside to roam through the forest with the super-cuddly soft grinners. But today you don't have to leave the city: In the windbreaks of the Seestadt, XundZeit organises a decelerated walk with the fluffy animals. You can take a deep breath, recharge your batteries and understand why the softest jumpers in the world are made from alpaca fur after shearing. And there's even a picnic afterwards – all corona-compliant at a safe distance!
Meeting place: Essling, 1220 Vienna. 31 March. 85 €. Please register. Web
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 Jonathan Meese
Jonathan Meese and Erwin Wurm
The luxury residential project “The Ambassy” is not yet finished, but as of today the brick shell has top-class interim tenants: An exhibition at the building site shows celebrated works by Jonathan Meese and Erwin Wurm, the superstar among Austria's artists. The theme of the show is the pandemic year: in One Minute Sculptures, Wurm humorously shows how gestures have been reduced to absurdity. Painter Jonathan Meese (currently also on show at Galerie Krinzinger) takes a playful approach. And between the works, the Chinese artist Xue Mu works live on charcoal drawings.
The Ambassy, Beatrixgasse 27, 1030 Vienna. 31 March-29 April. Tue-Sat 14:00 to 19:00. Free of charge. Web
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 Brigitte Riedl
Porcelain Pop-up 2.0
Even if the Easter market in front of Schönbrunn Palace cannot take place: The Easter Bunny will surely come - carefully and on disinfected velvet paws ;-) That's why porcelain painter Brigitte Riedl has rented her own shop (as she did at Christmas) as an alternative to the market. For a short time only, she sells fine porcelain there, which she paints with loving motifs. For the catkin, there are pendants in the shape of bells and eggs with little ladybirds and bees. Easter bunny figures throw themselves into funny poses, wear bows and are painted in the classic white or colourful style.
Pop-up, Mittelgasse 13, 1060 Vienna. Until 10 April Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
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Shop of the Week 
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Hypeneedz Store Vienna
For these shoes, sneaker freaks have been known to camp outside the shop for nights on end: Hypeneedz, the Munich shop for limited and rare sneakers, has now landed in Vienna. In the modern, all-white shop, fashionistas can snatch Nike Air Jordan designs that come mainly from private collectors – all unworn! Women's models are available in 3 ankle heights from 200€, the friendly sneaker guru and store manager Dennis will advise you on your choice. Also available are hoodies and shorts from the trendy Essentials streetwear line by Fear of God and Palm Angels.
Hypeneedz Store Vienna, Rauhensteingasse 10, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Pronto Volante
Pronto Volante
All lovers of the Italian pastry wheels know the cool pizza manufactory on Gumpendorfer called Disco Volante. Now there is a new addition to the family. The just-opened, tiny sister of the Disco is called Pronto Volante and fits in perfectly with the Corona-ridden city: everything revolves around take-away and delivery here. The menu focuses on the essentials: pizze bianche, rosse, fritte and a bit of Italian street food. The furnishings are discreet-austere, but that doesn't matter. The main thing is that the large pizza oven works. And from it come delicacies with grilled vegetables or porchetta. Wonderful!
Pronto Volante, Kolschitzkygasse 6, 1040 Vienna. Tue-Sun 12:00 to 20:00. Web


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