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a p r i l 16 | 28. - 4.

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"Heya Girls!"
Okay, let’s do this quickly! Etaro: sheath dresses and pencil skirts. Kindl: creative and practical. JCHoerl: feminine. Zwolinska: from Poland. Emanuel Burger: wow, wild and elegant. This weekend, designer names will be flying all around us. Or, better said, they will be dancing in front of our eyes – because the biggest temporary boutique of the city will open its doors once again. At the Modepalast (in the Künstlerhaus) around 100 designers and promising newcomers from Austria and elsewhere will be presenting their newest collections: from street wear to urban couture to high fashion. Even the British star hat designer Piers Atkinson will be there and he will offer his brilliant hat creations for sale. For three days it’s all about looking, trying on, talking to the designers and shopping. Also, there will be fashion shows every day, a beauty lounge from Kussmund and the exhibition “Brit Chic” by the Hetzendorf fashion school. So ladies, pack your wallets and join the fray.
Wishing you a beautiful week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna. April 29- May 1. 10 €. Web
P.S. You can find an interview with Modepalast boss May-Britt Alróe-Fischer on our web portal!
Photo: Kindl
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Craft Beer Festival
Hand-brewed specialty beers with unusual flavors are still the trend of the hour. And that is why the Vienna Craft Beer Festival this year is even bigger than last year: 73 breweries from 15 different countries are providing a taste of their creative craft beers. Even just the names Indian Pale Ale, Faux Pax Framboise Sourbeer or Going Hazelnuts sound like an exciting taste experience! Of course, also Viennese breweries are part of the festival: not only Brauwerk and Brew Age, but also Gegenbauer (yes, the vinegar-king!) are presenting their specialty beers. Cheers!
MGC Messe, Leopold-Böhm-Straße 8, 1030 Vienna. April 28.-30. 10€. Web
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Sale: 25 years Pregenzer
The drinks are on ice, the glasses polished and the Pregenzer is calling “Come on in!”. The fashion store turns a quarter of a century and the owner from Vorarlberg invites you to celebrate the anniversary. Rightly so, since the boutique in the Freihausviertel has been the go-to location for exclusive hip designer fashion for years, featuring Closed, maison martin margiela & co. And because celebrating together is so much better, there's a surprise for costumers: for four days there is a 25 % sale on selected collections, purses and shoes. Well: Happy birthday!
Pregenzer, Schleifmühlgasse 4, 1040 Vienna. April 27-30. Web
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Giveaway summer flowers
Hardly anyone knows about this: the federal gardens sell flowers on selected dates throughout the year for a very low price to private plant-lovers! These days, spare summer flowers from their own production are given away once again in exchange for cost reimbursement – at palace park Schönbrunn. In order to attend you have to go to the courtyard of the botanic collections. The flowers (among others geraniums, begonias, zinnias) will be available until May 6th from Monday through Friday. Attention: It's first come, first serve, so don't wait too long!
Palace Park Schönbrunn, Entrance: Meidlinger Tor-Grünbergstraße, 1130 Vienna. Until May 6. Mon-Fri 8:00 to 14:00. Web
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Spring market at Ludwig Reiter
For a few years now, Ludwig Reiter’s super-nice leather shoes are being produced at the marvelous estate Gutshof Süßenbrunn. And that is exactly where a spring market is taking place for 2 days, and you just have to go! Firstly: factory outlet with many shoes on sale! And secondly: culinary goods are also provided: Rita brings veggie food and Eli supplies cakes for anyone with a sweet tooth. Also, anything from honey to soaps will be for sale. And whoever has been dying to know how the thing with the cobbler and his lasts works: there will be guided tours through the factory!
Gutshof Süßenbrunn, Weingartenallee 2, 1220 Vienna. 29/04, 10:00 to 18:00, 30/04, till 17:00. Web
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Ritu – Kathak dance and Indian music
Simply beautiful! At the Sargfabrik a magical musical dance tour takes you through the six (!) seasons of India (called Ritu), that exist according to the Hindu calendar. Ragas, which are only played during a specific season, combined with the strong expressions of the dancers tell stories about spring, summer, the monsoon season and winter. Kaveri Sageder and her group show northern Indian Kathak dances in combination with soft bamboo flute sounds, the wonderful voice of Anuradha Genrich and fiery Tabla-drums.
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. April 29. 19:30. 20 €. Web
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David Bowie tribute with Sven Ratzke
If it was a tribute to Prince, the CitySpotterGirl would not be able to walk down this valley of tears yet. But Bowie was also a great artist (in general, it is so sad how many stars died recently). Bowie fans in mourning are advised to attend the performance by the entertainer Sven Ratzke today. While his show “Starman” premiered in Berlin, David Bowie was still working on his album. Well, and now it became a (even highly praised in NY) tribute – full of stardust, glamor and extravagance. Glitteringly beautiful and absolutely worthy of the real hero!
Stadtsaal, Mariahilfer Straße 81, 1060 Vienna. April 29. 20:00. From 25,50 €. Web
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A night at the museum
Well, this sounds like an exciting night and little sleep: the Museum of Natural History basically invites to a slumber party – explicitly only for adults! The night starts off with a welcome drink, then a live show will be played at the digital planetarium with director general Christian Köberl. Afterwards, you are welcome to attend a gala dinner with live music in the Kuppelhalle. After a guided tour with flashlights through the public collections and a nighttime tour of the roof with a view of Vienna you can unroll your sleeping bag in the huge dinosaur hall to spend the night. Incredibly cool!
Museum of Natural History, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna. April 30. 19:30 to May 1. 8:30. 200 €. Web 
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The CitySpotterGirl at “Make it Vienna!”
Maker is the term for a subculture, which can also be described as Do It Yourself culture using current techniques. The Viennese Maker scene is coming together these days at the “Selbermacherei”, where at the “Make it Vienna!” a whole series of lectures and workshops (for free!) will take place. On Friday, the motto is “Make it green” and it’s all about sustainability and today, on Saturday, female makers present their work. Also there: the CitySpotterGirl at 10 am with a lecture about newsletters, books and creativity. A day full of women power!
selberMACHEREI, Schönbrunner Straße 125, 1050 Vienna. April 29 + 30. CitySpotterGirl: April 30. 10:00. Free entrance. Web
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Fit & lazy with Josef & Josefine
It is delightful, the Schönbornpark, hiding behind the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art. Green and quiet – perfect for…yoga, for example! The project “Fit and lazy through the summer” wants to lure the locals from Josefstadt outside. From May 4th on every Wednesday night there will be yoga and Qigong at the Schönbornpark – for free and for everybody! And whoever can’t wait to join the relaxation, can come try it out today at the opening event. Additionally to yoga, Qigong and Shiatsu, delicious smoothies and snacks will be served. And everybody gets a goodie bag with little surprises form Austrian brands :-)
Garden of Folk Museum, Laudongasse 15, 1080 Vienna. April 30. from 13:00. Free entrance. Web
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Boutique Rosé
Indoor shopping, outdoor Rosé sipping – a nice start of the merry month of May! During a two day pop up at “wunderladen” a tempting selection from fashion to decorations is a good reason for a wonderful spring shopping spree on Sunday. Available are for example classically feminine swimwear by Daniela Paradeis, pretty Diba se Diva dresses or stylish leather accessories by La Lella. Additionally for sale: delicate jewelry from Iva’s jewelry box and wonderfully scented skin-flattering cosmetics by Dare. And also, there will be the charming bird swarms by Thomas Poganitsch, an eye catcher for any wall!
wunderladen, Argentinierstraße1, 1040 Vienna. April 30. 11:00 to 20:00, May 1, 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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Season start at Geymüllerschlössel
An enchanted park hardly anybody knows, a beautiful castle and a nice picnic – sounds like the perfect Sunday. The Geymüller-Schlössel and its park, a gem of the 19th district, are only open on Sundays (from today on!) during the warmer season. The only accessible summer residence of the empire and Biedermeier era in Austria houses the Biedermeier collection of the MAK. Around the castle you can spread out beneath shade-giving trees and eat, inside the castle you can attend a Schubert concert matinée today.
Geymüllerschlössel, Pötzleinsdorferstraße 102, 1180 Vienna. May 1- December 4. Only Sun 11:00 to 18:00. 9,90 €. Web
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 Hertha Hurnaus
Open doors at the “Architekturzentrum”
The perfect occasion to once again dedicate yourself to the many fantastic buildings of our home country: the Austrian architectural museum at the Museumsquartier can be visited for free today. You can check out the permanent exhibition “a_schau. Austrian architecture in the 20th and 21st centuries”, that features many highlights of the native building history and also the exhibition “Zoom! Picturing Architecture and the City” which was opened in March and shows works of video and photography from 13 international photographers. Guided tours for both exhibitions are free as well!
Architekturzentrum Vienna, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. May 1. 10:00 to 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Around the world in 8 burgers
Well, this is not the right thing for vegans. But definitely for burger fans. With the World Burger Tour the Hard Rock Café Vienna celebrates the start of the burger season. Every Hard Rock Café in the world grills its own local legendary burger, which represents the taste of the respective city. In May and June, eight of these legendary burgers will be on the menu in Vienna. The culinary round-the-world trip starts in glitzy Las Vegas and then moves on to Honolulu and Athens and Cologne (May). In June, Seattle and Chicago come in, Jamaica evokes Caribbean feeling and the trip ends in Mumbai. Yummy!
Hard Rock Cafe Vienna,  Rotenturmstraße 25, 1010 Vienna. May + June Mon-Sun 11:30 to 24:00. Web
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 Frank Loriou/Agence VU
Lisa Simone
Just like her mother! Lisa Simone has taken over a famous legacy: she is the daughter of the amazing jazz icon Nina Simone. But Lisa can easily walk in the diva’s big shoes with her powerful voice. After her success on Broadway she now has her own sound – with a rich mix of jazz, blues, soul, Latin and African influences she touches her audience. On her second album “My World”, she emphasizes the importance of family (“Unconditionally” is dedicated to her daughter) and sings about being lucky to have finally found the place where she belongs. Live today at the Vienna Konzerthaus!
Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna. May 2. 21:00. From 21 €. Web
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 FLO Vintage Wien, Foto: Oliver Ottenschläger
Women in psychoanalysis
“So this is the strong sex” – Emma Eckstein supposedly once greeted Sigmund Freud with this ironic allusion. And it is also the title of the exhibition, which the Sigmund Freud Museum is dedicating to women from the early history of psychoanalysis. Marie Bonaparte, Helene Deutsch, Emma Eckstein, Anna Freud, Lou Andreas-Salomé and Sabina Spielrein had a major influence on the work of Sigmund Freud and also the development of psychoanalysis. The impressive biographies and works of these women are the focus of the exhibition along with Freud’s work from the perspective of feminism.
Sigmund Freud Museum, Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna. Until June 12. daily 10:00 to 18:00. 10 €. Web
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 Sabine Hauswirth
NO-CE / alias Cécile Nordegg
It’s almost a bit mean to say this, but: Mother Putz (you might know her from TV-commercials) sings! And not only XXXLutz-songs, but chansons and different songs from Kurt Weill to Charles Trenet and Bob M. Wagner. Tonight and live you can find out for yourself how talented the versatile actress and singer is, with a masterful mix of concert and theater every song becomes a story in itself. Cécile Nordegg fantastically intonates songs, which were originally sung by Marlene Dietrich, Zarah Leander or Hildegard Knef. Charming and surprising!
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. May 3. 19:30. 15 €. Web 
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Spine, hip, knee and shoulder
Back problems are very common and also knees and hips often hurt. By the way, this is not necessarily an age-related problem, because many young people also suffer from arthritis. Dr. Erdal Cetin, specialist for orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, knows why. In his lecture today the joint specialist explains new treatment methods and addresses the question of when surgery is necessary and when it is better to wait. He will also talk about the reasons for spine and joint overload. Prevention is still better than cure ;-)
Van Swieten Hall of the MedUni Vienna, Van Swieten Gasse 1a, 1090 Vienna. May 3. 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Céline Cousteau, Foto Capkin van Alphen
The future of our planet is the main focus of the 9th EARTHtalks, which take place at MuseumsQuartier today. The top-level speakers want to inform about different topics and inspire ecological commitment. Part of it are: Céline Cousteau, documentary filmmaker, ocean researcher and granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau; chief editor of The Guardian and Divestment activist Alan Rusbridger, who published the Wikileaks affair and also design guru John Thackara. The lectures start at 17:00, afterwards it’s all about networking and an organic buffet.
MuseumsQuartier, Hall E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. May 3. from 17:00. Donations. Web
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Flying Bach
Wooow! A truly spectacular mix of breakdance and classical dance is performed on stage by the urban dance crew “Flying Steps”. Or, better said, not on but above stage – because accompanied by the sounds of Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier” the hyper-talented acrobatic guys are basically flying through the air, spinning across the stage or twisting themselves in a way that hurts just by watching. It is breathtaking and has the B-boy combo from Berlin together with pianist and opera director Christoph Hagel touring around the globe. One could almost think that sponsor Red Bull really does give you wings ;-)
MuseumsQuartier, Halle E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. May 4-8. From 29 €. Web
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Overtone meditation at Steinhof
Michael Misar & friends are doing it out of conviction: they are singing away their sorrows. And every first Wednesday of the month anybody can join the purifying overtone singing at the Otto Wagner Church on Steinhof. The way it works is that originating from a basic tone a second tone develops at the same time, which is supposed to have a strong positive effect. Very fascinating to hear someone sing with two voices! The artists organize a meditation for free which lasts one hour and they accentuate their meditative singing with a few instruments such as the tenor flute, the harp or sound bowls. Very relaxing!
Otto Wagner Church, Baumgartner Höhe 1, 1140 Vienna. 1. Wed/month 16:00. Free entrance. Web
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Urban City Garden
Only on Wednesdays and only in good weather! Whenever that is the case, from now on you can chill perfectly in the 2000 square meters big garden of the Imperial Riding School Hotel. DJ beats, cocktails, summer drinks, a lounging area and sun beds on the green grass ensure the holiday feeling in the middle of the city – and the physical well-being is provided weekly by different food trucks. At the opening today the team of Hy Kitchen will be cooking delicious food like truffled mozzarella burgers or fries with rosemary salt, the sounds come from DJane Mia Legenstein. Yes, summer, we are ready for you!
Imperial Riding School Hotel, Ungargasse 60, 1030 Vienna. Wednesdays 17:00 to 22:00. Web
Shop of the week 
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Lena Hoschek flagship store
Hoschek fans should reprogram their fashion GPS: the store in the 7th district is gone and on Friday the star designer is moving into a brand new flagship store in the city. Lena Hoschek herself made a great effort with the design of the store at Trattnerhof. With its Sanderson wallpaper, a vintage cash desk and spectacular lamps it exudes a stylish Hollywood flair. The perfect setting for the new, glamorously colorful “Provence” collection, which, by the way, will be (just like everything else) 10 % on sale at the grand opening. Happening on Friday at 15:00!
Lena Hoschek, Goldschmiedgasse 7a, 1010 Vienna. Opening April 29. 15:00. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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Actually it is very surprising that no one came up with this idea before: to open a strudel restaurant in the strudel metropolis that is Vienna. But this has nothing to do with the classic apple strudel. At the chic and brightly furnished Strudls the pastries are baked in round single portions and filled with creative things. Every day four sweet and four savory strudels are on the menu, from the so-called “Alpenländer” with alpine cheese to the “Indian greeting” with sweet potatoes, lentils and coconut curry sauces and the (wonderful!) raspberry dream with tonka bean sauce. Great idea, excellent restaurant!
Strudls, Siebensterngasse 58, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:30 to 20:00, Sat 10:30 to 20:00. Web


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