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"Heya Girls!"
While we were sitting at home in quarantine, spring has exploded with an unbelievable blossom. So it's high time to take care of this year's vegetables. The City Farm in Augarten is holding a young plant sale on Friday and Saturday. (Bring a mask!) For green gourmands and organic eaters, they give away lots of organic vegetable plantlets for a donation: tomatoes in all colours and sizes, aubergines, colourful chard – suitable for balcony, garden and windowsill. If you don't want to grow the greens yourself, the farm GeLa Ochsenherz (photo) will help you. The wonderful farm, which is organised as community supported agriculture, still has boxes up for grabs! The way it works is that you buy a share of the harvest, which enables the farm in Gänserndorf to run a safe business and in return you receive a box with freshly harvested Demeter vegetables every week. Puntarella (asparagus chicory), herbs and cardoon (something like artichokes) included.

We can do this - together!
Your CitySpotterGirl

City Farm Augarten, Obere Augartenstraße 1C, 1020 Vienna. 1+2 May. Web GeLa OchsenherzWeb

P.S. You may look forward to the next edition: CitySpotterGirl goes international!
Photo: GeLa Ochsenherz
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 Klara Beck
Although they have already performed in Vienna, they are still considered a rather unknown insider tip. The five men of L'Hijâz'Car radiate raw, unbridled energy – and play modern compositions and sounds of the Mediterranean in a very unusual way that you hardly hear anymore these days. They skilfully mix musical liturgies in the tradition of the French composer Olivier Messiaen with trance music of the Tuareg and jazz. In 2017 they performed at the Sargfabrik, which is streaming the concert as an online gusto piece today. Music without borders!
Sargfabrik. As stream 30 April 19:30. Free. Donations are welcome. Web
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 WienXtra Spielebox
Online Game Night
Online gaming: formerly frowned upon and in times of Corona an acceptable pastime. And so the annual gaming night at Rathaus will take place online this year. Game trends can be tried out digitally today until the wee hours of the morning. Popular are pen & paper role-playing games, for which you really only need writing utensils – the story takes place in your head. For the pub quiz, don't forget to cool the cider beforehand. Brain power will be needed for the "Crime Stories" and the digital escape rooms. Registrations by mail, Zoom links and game information are sent to you.
WienXtra Online Game Night. 30 April. From 12:00, moderated games from 18:00. Free. Web
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 LIK Akademie
Photo Tips for Beginners
A few tricks for better pictures? Keep them coming! Because nothing is as sad as dark and blurred memories. Professional tips can be obtained today from Eric Berger, photographer and course instructor at the LIK Academy for Photo and Design. In the live webinar, beginners get an introduction to taking pictures in three sections. Contents are: Visions and secrets of the professionals, tricks for autofocus, shooting techniques in travel photography and correcting exposure. What you have learned will lead to having better pictures in your album in the future and all you have left to do is pose.
LIK Akademie for Photo and Design. 30 April 18:00 to 19:30. 19 €. Web
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 Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
esile rüf
Unfortunately, we are not yet allowed to go into the Museum of Art History to the Beethoven exhibition (250th birthday!). But you don't have to: Beethoven can already be heard from two boxes in front of the entrance gate, dangling like balls of yarn from the corner towers. Sounds strange, weird somehow, but melodic and strangely familiar. That's because his probably most famous song "Für Elise" is played backwards! So, "esile rüf" then ;-) The sound installation was invented by the Turkish artist Ayse Erkmen. Sounds really cool, no matter if backwards, upside down or any other direction.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sun 9:00 to 18:00. Free. Web
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 Cat Days, John Frickey
A Film A Day
Cultivated binge-watching on Friday evening! The well-known short film festival "dotdotdot" has mutated into a couch film festival and since March has uploaded two new short films every day from its archive. Now the collection is complete. All films can be streamed completely free of charge – without expiration date. "Maximum Penalty", for example, is a black-humoured one-shot wonder (without a single cut!) and "The Bigger Picture" was even nominated for an Oscar for best animated short film. With short films awarded in Cannes, there really is some top-class entertainment.
Dotdotdot, A Film A Day. All films can be watched free of charge. Web
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Design Flea Market at Tuulikki
This may not be within Vienna, but it's practically at the gates of the city: Finnish designer Susanne Tuulikki Riecker produces fashion in her studio shop in Neulengbach that catches the eye and yet is perfectly wearable for every occasion. The love of geometry (especially circles) and special fabrics is immediately apparent in the designs. But most of all: Each of the sewn or knitted pieces is always unique! At the 2-day design flea market with bargains from past collections, the stock is supposed to be reduced. Well, we can certainly help with that ;-)
Tuulikki, Schubertstraße 137, 3040 Neulengbach. 1+2 May 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 artepertinace. com
Henrique Leitao
Sigh, these guitar sounds make your heart feel heavy. Fado virtuoso Henrique Leitao plays his melancholy songs for the "Club Weltenklang" tonight. The fadista sings of deep longing and love so soulfully and melancholically that it can sometimes bring tears to the eyes of those crossed in love. That's exactly what Fado (Portuguese for "fate") stands for, which lets you look deep into the soul and expresses the attitude towards life of the southerners. Whoever hears Leitao plucking the minor melodies on the guitarra portuguesa can feel that. The home concert is playing on YouTube.
Club Weltenklang. 2 May 21:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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 Dear Skin
Dear Skin Beauty Store
Bold: a new opening during tough times! Almost completely bathed in cotton candy pink and chic gold, the new beauty temple is a little girl's dream. The shop's high-quality cosmetics and skin care products are a dream come true for your complexion, with the main brands sold being those that are not yet so well known in our country. Many models and celebrities swear by the products of Hollywood star beautician Joanna Vargas. We love the lipstick from "Lipstick Queen" for its really bright colours. And Sarah Chapman, Susanne Kaufmann and Rodial are also represented.
Dear Skin, Herrengasse 5, 1010 Vienna. From 2 May Mon - Fri 10:00 to 20:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Christine Miess, Volkstheater
Space Junk Online Special
Not recorded and definitely never been seen before: Tonight, the Volkstheater dares to present the first live theatre performance for the web. The performance will be a mini episode of the space thriller "Space Junk". The plot: thanks to robots, self-propelled cars and artificial intelligence, a quarter of humanity will be useless in 2053. Like weeds. Spaceships are ready for the flight to Utopia, but Eva's sleeping tank doesn't work and a corpse lies in the basement deck. It's all about survival. Only a 30-person audience can watch for free via Zoom. Be quick and register!
Volkstheater. 2 May 20:00. Duration 30 minutes. Free of charge. Web
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 Tanja Peklar Zarka
Illustrators against Covid-19
Launched by two Viennese ladies, a new project collects playful motifs and works by artists from all over the world online for colouring. Originally intended as a free painting template for children, the graphics are so beautiful, however, that we adults may also like them. As an enthusiastic embroiderer, CitySpotterGirl has also discovered cool motifs for Sunday stitching. If you scroll a little, you will find flower pictures with birds, cat and dog content, funny comic figures, cool graphic motifs and spacy alien creatures. All are printable for free!
Illustrators against Covid-19. Collection of graphics that is constantly expanded. Free. Web
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 Monika Rittershaus
Christoph Waltz directs Fidelio
Not very well known: top actor and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz also stages operas. And his version of Beethoven's "Fidelio" for the "Theater an der Wien" is an opera highlight in a class of its own. For his third opera production, he relied on a spectacular stage design. The singers act in a very reduced manner, without grand gestures – quite a different opera experience. Thanks to the streaming platform "fidelio" the modern Beethoven interpretation comes to our home. Free (how cool!) is the whole thing with the code on the theatre’s website.
Theater an der Wien. Free of charge with online code. Web
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Steffl Online Shop
Since yesterday, the high-end department store Steffl has reopened for shopping enthusiasts. But anyone who has acquired a taste for online shopping in recent weeks can take a virtual tour. The brand-new online shop will remain despite the opening of the real shop – and currently offers sneakers and bags reduced by 20 percent. This means that you can really save some money on the Adidas, Burberry and Buscemi shoe models. A fashionable investment are the bags by Mulberry and Guess – and here too, you can find stylish stuff by Burberry on sale.
Steffl Online-Shop. Open around the clock. Web
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 pexels. com
Yoga with backfit exercises
Chop, chop, it's off to the yoga mat this morning! Not long anyway, only 30 minutes and the desk-bent back will surely feel better. During the yoga workout of the Caritas community against boredom, relaxed to exhausting exercises will help us back to a straight position. All of this is combined with breathing exercises, and the final relaxation exercise – Shavasana – is also a must. Those who manage to get out of bed even earlier on Mondays can also join the morning gymnastics class. Both are free of charge and can be accessed via Zoom without registration.
Caritas Online-Community. 4 May 10:30 to 11:00 via Zoom. Free. Web 
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Mediation with Anna Freiberger
With your partner and your family there are often points of friction and quarrels. If the conflicts come to the surface and threaten to tip over, particularly right now, mediator and family lawyer Anna Freiberger can help. She is an expert at the CitySpotterGirl portal and, as a neutral third party, brings the conflicting parties back to a (currently virtual) table. She helps and supports in finding a quick and fair solution that all parties involved can support – before it goes to court. This saves a lot of energy and is easy on the finances. Appointments are held via Zoom or Skype.
Mag. Anna Freiberger. Appointments at 01/718 44 88 or via e-mail. 190/ € per hour. Web
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 Seamie O'Dowd
Seamie O’Dowd
The Irish folk musician Seamie O'Dowd is considered one of the best on the Emerald Isle. In his home town Sligo he already enjoys legend status. As a one-man-band he accompanies himself with guitar and harmonica and plays traditional Irish melodies. His singing with a slightly hoarse voice sounds pleasantly melancholy and puts you in a cosy pub mood while listening. His folk and blues-based solo album "Headful of Echoes" is considered by many to be one of the best Irish albums of the last decades. Check out the YouTube premiere tonight!
Club Weltenklang. 4 May 21:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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 SPÖ Frauen, Corbis/H. Armstrong Roberts
Women and Corona
What will it take for system-relevant women to get paid appropriately? Tonight, Katharina Mader, professor for economics at WU and SPÖ politician Korinna Schumann will discuss via video whether working from home digitally might even be a step back into the past. Because for the most part, it’s the women who are doing the care work despite the risk of infection: shopping, cooking, caring for relatives. All these are, if not unpaid, often very badly paid jobs. This was already the case before the crisis, but precarious times are still exacerbating these trends. Join, girls!
Karl-Renner-Institute. 5 May 18:00 to 19:00. Via Zoom and Facebook. Free. Web
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 Alexander Mils, pexels. com
Day of financial self-determination
In order not to fall into the trap of poverty in old age, us women must save and provide for old age in a different way. And yes: financial security is more important than ever due to the Corona crisis. That's why the "Damensache" network is organising a free online seminar on questions about tricky topic of money today. There, you will find out how assets are structured and what stumbling blocks there are. The occasion is the very first day of women's financial self-determination – macro-economist Marietta Babos initiated the holiday. Her goal is to help all women achieve financial independence.
Damensache. 5 May 17:55. Free. Web
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TCM Anti Corona Diet 
A course to make use of TCM knowledge: is held today by Shambhala, Vienna's longstanding centre for naturopathy. The expert Ina Diolosa will give a live online lecture on how TCM can help balance the consequences of fear, insecurity, tension and anxiety – and thus protect our body as much as possible from both current and future susceptibility to infection. No previous knowledge is necessary for participation, only curiosity. And the registration at Zoom ;-)
Shambhala, Ina Diolosa-Schönemann. 5 May 19:00 to 20:00. Free. Web
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 Atemschutzmaske. at
Respiratory masks
In the pharmacy they are usually out of stock, here you can still buy them: medical respirator masks. In the two stores of "Atemschutzmaske" you can get FFP3-masks with special breathing valve. Models are available in black, dark red and white. They may not be as hip as the colourful fabric masks, but they do filter out the viruses – and when you wear them, you don't immediately feel close to fainting. A total of 570 models plus products for mask cleaning, disinfectants and even Plexiglas protection can be found in the clean shops on Kärntner Straße and MaHü.
Atemschutzmaske, Kärntner Straße 47, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sat 10:00 to 19:00. From 30 €. Web 
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A whole lot of counsellors, psychologists, coaches and therapists from all over Austria have come together to help. As experts (even multilingual) they are available on the phone free of charge (!) to help those who need support due to the current situation. The newly founded network covers a really broad range, from private to professional: dealing with fears, burnout, health care issues, but also farewell and change, health and stress management. Those seeking advice will find many good discussion partners here. A beautiful and impressive thing. 
Wir4Euch. Various offers in German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French. Free. Web
Shop of the Week 
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 Patisserie Marischka
Pâtisserie Marischka
The crack of caramel. The bite of choux pastry. The airy crumb of a croissant. When it comes to patisserie, Alexandra Marischka becomes poetic. And that’s exactly what the seductive desserts of the young pastry chef taste like: poetry. And because looks are also extremely important to this artist, the delicious pieces (such as chocolate Entremet or Caprese Bianca cake) also look beautiful. She bakes mainly for the food service industry and events. But beside the big kitchen there is a mini-shop for us girls with a sweet tooth – and that has already opened!
Pâtisserie Marischka, Gredlerstraße 10, 1020 Vienna. Mon-Sat 9:30 to 14:30. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Per-Anders Jörgensen
Konstantin Filippou jar-cooks
Of course, even Konstantin Filippou's elegant noble restaurant will not be allowed to re-open until May 15th (yay!). But in the kitchen, it’s been a stormy affair for a while. For the company Porcella, which sells meat rarities from local organic farming online, dishes are "cooked into a jar". Lamb ragout, stifado from the Waldviertler Blondvieh, lentil sugo or Salsiccia sauce: filled into jars and pasteurised, the dishes can be stored in the refrigerator and are ready to be served in no time after a short warming up. Those ordering by Tuesday receive their delivery on Friday.
Konstantin Filippou for Porcella. Ordering deadline Tue 15:00. Web


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