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"Heya Girls!"
My lovelies, it was about time! More than 400 editions ago I started sending you your favorite newsletter every week with a different “wallpaper”, always designed by international graphic artists. So it is probably well known that I love patterns ;-) And that is why the time to dedicate a very own book only to patterns has finally come! From now on you can buy my new favorite book at very bookstore and also at the webshop: “Das Wiener Musterbuch” (“The Viennese Book of Patterns”) from the CitySpotterGirl includes 150 motives ranging from art nouveau ornaments to the panda bears in Schönbrunn to Biedermeier flowers and modern designs. And every single page is detachable! What can you do with them? Wrap presents, fold origami, create invitations, beautify your home, glue together collages, bind books, make decorations, use them for DIY-projects, wrap lampshades, organize arts and crafts parties – and about 1000 other things! To be honest, the editorial stuff barely has any more time to write. In the next few days you can see on Facebook, what we like to do these days ;-)
Wishing you a wonderful week
Your CitySpotterGirl
“Das WienerMusterbuch”. Available now at stores and at the webshop. Web
Wundergarten Verlag
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Ingenious appetizers
I’m just going to mention strudel dough bowls with a zucchini filling, sheep milk cheese terrine, spinach salad with squid and chorizo and many more. And those of you who are already drowning of hunger, can trustfully hand themselves over to the care of head chef and cookbook author Martina Lessing. Today, she invites guests to her private hideaway for a cooking course. At Martina’s extraordinary house with a very generous kitchen and a great view into the garden, you will be cooking appetizers together that will definitely leave behind an impression. And of course, there will also be tasting!
Martina Lessing, Jaschkagasse 2, 1230 Vienna. April 20 18:30. 105 € incl. food, drinks & recipe folder. Web
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Cine Latino Festival
Big cinema from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego: at the Cine Latino Festival around 20 selected fictional films and documentaries from South America will be presented, some of them premiering in Austria. The festival opens today with the great Argentinian comedy “El ciudadano ilustre” (“The Distinguished Citizen”).  Other festival highlights are the empathetic tale of coming out called “Rara” from Chile, the Colombian political western “Pariente” or the Brazilian Goya winner and Viennale-audience favorite “Aquarius” – with the wonderful Sonia Braga in the lead role.
Filmcasino, Margaretenstraße 78, 1050 Vienna. April 20-27. 9 €. Web
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Dominique Horwitz sings Jacques Brel
Two exciting men, today at the Musikverein – one of them will be singing, the other will be sung ;-) Actor and singer Dominique Horwitz (who was, by the way, born in Paris) has been devoting himself to the work of the legendary French-speaking chansonnier Jacques Brel for more than 30 years. And every time he sings the chansons, he discovers something new, so he says. It even rang out of the usually very strict group of critics that Horwitz sings the songs better than Brel himself did. The Brel-program will be accompanied by compositions from Chick Corea, Cole Porter and Astor Piazzolla.
Musikverein, Bösendorferstraße 12, 1010 Vienna. April 20 20:00. From 21 €. Web
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Spring market Creau
What was already pretty cool during the winter is now even cooler thanks to spring. The Krieau as the new event location Creau is opening its doors once again for a market. Just like during the winter Austrian and international design labels will be moving into the former horse stables, in every horsebox there is something cool, something handmade or something original to be discovered. Detailed clutches from Saborka, Korean Arion Jewelry or colorful Ticket To The Moon-hammocks to chill out in at home. And thanks to the spring, the courtyard will be filled with food trucks and DJ-sounds. Awesome!
Creau, Meiereistraße/ corner Krieaupromenade, 1020 Vienna. April 21-23. 2 €. Web
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FAINA Big Label Opening
Whenever young jewelry artist Faina Willenig talks about “damn hot jewelry”, she is not only referring to her unusual unisex-jewelry collection. Because the production of the colorful (and pleasantly light) pieces is a hot event as well. Faina creates them with the help of heat on plastic platters, which you would usually expect to find in shop windows providing a wall-effect. Tonight at the Aux Gazelles she is presenting eye-catching earrings, bracelets, colliers and avant-gardist body accessories form her new label for the very first time. Additionally to the hot jewelry, there will be hot music, bling bling shopping until midnight!
Aux Gazelles, Rahlgasse 5, 1060 Vienna. April 21 22:00. Free entry. Web
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200 years Bookstore Leo
Small but mighty and the right place for book-lovers for the last 200 years: the time-honored bookstore  Leo, which is now run by the sisters Susanne and Ulla Remmer, is celebrating its anniversary with a reading festival, including a bookbinding workshop and open house. It starts this afternoon; readers are, among others, Houchang Allahyari, who describes his experiences as a psychiatrist and filmmaker in “Being normal is not easy”. The evening will be funny: ORF-voice Paul Kraker will present news from the satirical newspaper “Die Tagespresse”. Attention: readings at the Alpenverein!
Bookstore Leo, Lichtensteg 1,1010 Vienna.
Readings Rotenturmstr. 14. 21+22. Free entry. Web
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Race Days at wmns running store
If there is sweating it definitely has to be in style and cool colors! At the wmns running store (just for ladies!), run by Frauenlauf-founder Ilse Dippmann, the most recent running collections for the summer have just arrived. Even more motivation to run there right now: during the Race Days, the cool Nike & Asics-pieces will be 15 percent off. Tons of shoes, shirts and shorts in fresh colors, innovative cuts and cool, feather-light materials! Which makes exercising infinitely more fun ;-) And the consultation at the chic ladies only-store is super anyways. Sale is only on until today!
wmns running store, Breite Gasse 11, 1070 Vienna. April 21+22 Fri 10:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 17:00. Web 
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artwalk18 & Q202 studio tour
A very dense weekend-schedule for art-lovers! In Währing you can visit around 120 artists at their ateliers, galleries or workshops in the course of the artwalk18. The creative offer is quite broad ranging from photography and painting to sculpting and arts and crafts. Readings, workshops and concerts provide for good vibrations while you’re walking around. And since you are already in the neighborhood: at the Aumannplatz a nice flea market is happening today! Even more art can be discovered in the 2nd and 20th district at the Q202 studio tour, where you can check out 60 creativity spots.
artwalk18, 1180 Vienna. April 22-23. Free entry. Web Q202-studio tour, 1020 + 1200 Vienna. April 21-23. Free entry. Web
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Forward Festival
Well, participation is not really cheap, but there will definitely be something to see: at the Forward Festival at the MAK some of the world’s best representatives of design, creativity and communication will be present. At today’s conference, the centerpiece of the festival, they will be talking about personal insights and success stories. Part of the speakers: Paola Antonelli, chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art New York, the design heroes Erik Spiekermann and Eike König and also media phenomenon Friedrich Liechtenstein. Even more high-level inspiration can be obtained through workshops, live art sessions and films.
MAK, Weiskirchnerstraße 3, 1010 Vienna. April 21-22. 150 €/day. Web
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Clothing and language exchange
The more colorful and diverse, the better! And today’s clothing exchange will also be serving as a platform for intercultural networking. Because the whole thing is being organized by the initiative “Deutsch ohne Grenzen” (“German without borders”), which supports refugees with language classes and other activities. And that is why you can’t only exchange clothes but also languages! For every piece of clothing you bring you get an express course in different languages. A skirt in exchange for Farsi, so to say ;-) Whoever doesn’t have a lot to swap, can gain swap-vouchers through a musical contribution at the culture table.
Come2gether Jugendzentrum, Baumgasse 75, 1030 Vienna. April 23 12:30 to 17:00. Free entry. Web
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Kunst & Kram spring flea market
Vintage fashion, watches, porcelain, books, bags, household goods, curious pieces from past times, fluffy jewelry from Mona Moore and a huge selection of arts and crafts – well, just “Kunst & Kram” (“art & stuff”)! The legendary flea market at the Bunkerei in the Augarten, the perfect place for hunters and collectors with their sights set on original pieces, will be taking place in April this year. But don’t worry: in case April does whatever it wants weather wise, the stands will just be put up indoors at the Bunkerei. Which will also be providing for culinary products in order to feed hungry flea market visitors.
Bunkerei Augarten, Obere Augartenstraße 1a, 1020 Vienna. April 22-23 11:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
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Fête des mères
Pretty affordable and a nice present for Mother’s Day – even for yourself! Photographer Victoria Schaffer is inviting to a relaxed portrait shooting at her studio on two separate days in April. There, classy black and white photographs of mother and daughter and also other family combos will be taken. Time slot is one hour, which means enough time for even the most camera-shy person to relax in front of the lens and think about posing ;-) For 150 euros you get the best pictures digitally plus three professional photo prints in the format A5. Makes for an ideal present!
Studio in the city center, information after appointment set up. April 23+ 29. Sign up! 150 €. Web
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Rotraud A. Perner
Sexual reformation – whatever that means will be explained today by lawyer, psychoanalyst and evangelical theologian Rotraud A. Perner at Club Alpha. In her new book the author wrote about everything that happened after the sexual revolution, about dealing with freedom and responsibility. In the book the therapist takes on a new perspective of Christian sexual ethics and the relationship between genders on the basis of relevant bible passages. You want an example? “Be fruitful and multiply” could just as well mean “Be creative and support one another”. Already sounds a lot better!
Club Alpha, Stubenbastei 12/14, 1010 Vienna. April 24 19:00. Sign up! Free entry. Web
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“Es ist was es ist. Lovepoems of Erich Fried“
What is love? What is love in times of war? What is being human without love? The poetry from Erich Fried asks these questions in a thrillingly simple and direct way and hits us right in the heart with it. Composer Joe Pinkl set a whole range of Fried-poems to music and through it he discovers nuances and shades of the texts in a very subtle way and he makes them audible and interweaves text and music to form a new whole. Shlomit Butbul (Jazz-Gitti’s daughter!) is giving her voice and expression to the extraordinary poem-intonations at the Odeon. Only until today!
Odeon, Taborstraße 10, 1020 Vienna. April 23+24 20:00. From 25 €. Web
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Academy: Bank for the Common Good
Yes, money rules the world. But there is a way – unlike the non-transparent commercial bank conglomerates – to do so ethically correct and people-oriented! The “Bank for the Common Good” was founded in 2010 and puts common good above all profit maximization, but also takes care of savings, loans and payment transactions. Today an academy opens as well, where you can attend lectures, talks and symposiums on transparent and ethical banking. At the opening today WU-professor Bettina Fuhrmann will be talking about “Empowerment through knowledge”. An important plea for more financial know-how!
Project Bank for the Common Good, Rechte Wienzeile 81, 1050 Vienna. April 24 from 18:00. Web
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Young art, cheeky, wild and wonderful! At the Art VHS a new exhibition is presented, including all the exciting things that students of the (art school) Vienna produced in eight different workshops. You can see works from any kind of available artistic style, ranging from sculpting to design & space all the way to ceramics, painting – and of course, also really cool comics. Animations and experimental films will be presented as well, just as performances and works that were created around this year’s topic “Resistance and Civil courage”. Vernissage is today!
The Art VHS, Lazarettgasse 27, 1090 Vienna. Vernissage April 25 18:00. Free entry. Web
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“rausg’steckt is’"
Not everybody knows this: at the Vienna Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art there is also a Mostothek from Vienna’s only fruit must association. It can be accessed through the courtyard entry at Laudongasse and is open all year long every Tuesday night. And since there will be (hopefully) warmer spring nights soon, the must celebrations are being moved to the Museum’s courtyard. At the open-air season opening today the organic labels Dambacher, Köglerhof and Peterseil will be in attendance as well. next to must you can also try juices, vinegar, gin and chocolate. 
Museum of Folk Art, Laudongasse 19, courtyard entry, 1080 Vienna. April 25 18:00. Sign up! 8 €. Web
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Arthur Arbesser pop up
Even though he was born in Vienna, fashionistas should definitely use this opportunity in order to get a live view of the fashion pieces from Arthur Arbesser. Because usually, the design star is working somewhere abroad, after finishing his degree in London he spent his years of study at Armani in Milan, 2013 he launched his very own label. Now he flew his spring/summer collection exclusively to Vienna, a collection that reminds us of Europe around the turn of the century. With bold colors and peppy patterns, the dresses and sailor jackets do not look like yesterday at all, but super hip. Only until Saturday!
Arthur Arbesser pop up, An der Hülben 3, 1010 Vienna. Until April 29 Tue-Fri 12:00 to 19:00, Sat 11:00 to 16:00. Web
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Relaxed new moon Qi Gong
It’s worth it even for non-morning-persons to get out of bed early for once and listen to the chirping of the early birds! Especially if the reason is an 80-minute Qi Gong session at the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, which can result even more relaxing than sleep – promise! Today is also new moon and a perfect time to try something new and leave old habits behind. Under the instructions of relaxation coach Claudia Weidinger the “8 treasures” of Qi Gong will be practiced during the class. These simple breathing and movement exercises will definitely stimulate your Chi flow!

Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, Meeting point after registration, 1130 Vienna. April 26 7:30. Please sign up! 10 €. Web
Shop of the week 
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Just moved in and already changed the concept – but flexibility is never wrong, especially in the world of fashion ;-) Designer Lisa Losch launched her store in October with “brand & second hand”, but now the clean-white shop is wholly back in the hands of new Austrian labels. The owner’s trademark consists of extravagant overalls, next to her very own pieces the avant-gardist creations from Katrin Mayer and ZOU are available at the moment as well. Up to ten brands are supposed to be added in the future, there is lots of creating and producing going on at the attached atelier. Stylish & fresh!
Lindenblut, Lindengasse 20, 1070 Vienna. Tue-Fri 13:00 to 19:00, Sat 12:00 to 17:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Heunisch und Erben
They are still in the soft-opening phase, but even just that is very promising! It’s no surprise that when the Pub Klemo with its wonderful wine shop, sommelier Markus Gould and chef Peter Zinter (former chef of Charly P’s and The Brickmakers) are shacking up – it results in a wine bar with an impressive selections of wines, a striking ceiling height and simply delicious food. Not the cheapest place, but the cool-elegant direction fits the beautiful atmosphere. The menu is still fairly small – but the golden trout and the desert Gebackene Mäuse (yeah, childhood memories!) were definitely a hit!
Heunisch und Erben, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 17, 1030 Vienna. Currently: Tue-Sat 12:00 to 20:30.  Web


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