Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Fräulein Kiss und die Freiheit, München und die Amerikaner

MING Event:  Literatur, Musik und Geschichte - Fräulein Kiss und die Freiheit, München und die Amerikaner - Deutsche Sprache

Topic:                     Fräulein Kiss und die Freiheit München und die Amerikaner

Vorstellung:            Münchner Vochshochschule in Zusammenarbeit mit LH München

Datum:                    Dienstag 26.11.2019, 19.00 bis 21.30 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort:  Giesinger Bräu Schänke

                                Martin-Luther-Straße 2, 81539 München

Sprache:                 deutsch

Eintritt:                     frei

 Anmeldung und Information Anmeldung erbeten mit Kurs-Nr. J 123108 Online www.mvhs.de · Telefon (089) 48006-6750

 Literatur, Musik und Geschichte München in Zeiten des Kalten Krieges: ein Brennpunkt amerikanischer Militärpräsenz in Süddeutschland und Standort des Rundfunksenders Radio Free Europe - je nach Sichtweise Propagandasender der Amerikaner oder ein Fenster der Frei-heit für Mittel-und Osteuropa. In jedem Fall auch ein Kreuzungspunkt interessanter Lebenswege aus unterschiedlichen Kulturen.

 Unsere Veranstaltung kombiniert die Lesung aus dem zeithistorischen Roman  “Fräulein Kiss träumt von der Freiheit" von Beatrix Mannel mit historischen Hintergrundinformationen und zeittypischer Swingmusik.

 Lesung:                             Beatrix Mannel

Historischer Hintergrund:  Anna Bischof

Musik:                                Allegresse -Gypsy-Jazz

Speisen und Getränke:      Giesinger Bräu

In Zusammenarbeit mit::  

Landeshauptstadt München Bezirksausschuss 17 Obergiesing-Fasangarten Münchner Volkshochschule GmbH, Kellerstr. 6. 81667 München

V. i. S. d. P.:    Dr. Susanne May, Programmdirektorin

Design:            Kunst oder Reklame

Foto:                Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Giesingerbräu München

 

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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

NS-Dokuzentrum München - Tell Me about Yesterday Tomorrow

NS-Dokumentationszentrum München Exhibition – Tell Me about Yesterday Tomorrow

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What:       Exhibition - Tell Me about Yesterday Tomorrow

When:     Opening Night, 27 Nov 2019 (1900-2100); Exhibition, 28 Nov through 30 Aug 2020 (Tuesday-Sunday, 1000-1900)

Where:         NS-Dokumentationszentrum München, Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1,
80333 Munich

Director: Mirjam Zadoff, Artistic director: Nicolaus Schafhausen, Assistant curator: Juliane Bischoff

The exhibition Tell me about yesterday tomorrow creates a connection between contemporary art and the current approaches on institutional remembrance. It includes works of art devoted to the interpretation of the past and its relation to our present and is being held at the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism and at associated locations in the city.

 

 The exhibition opens on 27 November 2019 and will include presentations by American artists, among them Arthur Jafa and Trevor Peglen.

From May 21 to 31, the polyphonic program “Assembly,” offering a number of discussions and performances, will kickstart the exhibition. The program will be staged in front of the Munich Documentation Centre and in cooperation with other Munich institutions. An architectural construction designed by the architect Nikolaus Hirsch will serve as a platform for dialogue, theatre and film screenings.

Tell me about yesterday tomorrow displays different works of art to address the complex realities of historical and contemporary life. The exhibition highlights the shifting political hegemonies that have led to exclusion, devaluation and destruction and continue to do so today. The project explicitly chooses an international perspective in order to emphasize the fact that social polarization and radicalization do not stop at national borders but are universal social phenomena in a globally connected world.

 The works by more than 30 contemporary artists can be conceived as commentaries, critical footnotes or as a second level of the Documentation Centre’s permanent historical exhibition, adding to it in an aesthetical and poetical way, but are also leaving room for various interpretations. New works of art, which enable us to reflect on history and its portrayal are created out of a close collaboration between the humanities and arts, raising questions such as: Who interprets the past and what is his/her range of experience? What kind of stories are heard—or told? How do we handle ambivalence and a multitude of opinions? In what ways do historical events influence how we understand our world today and how we envision the future?

Thematic diversity is one of the main features of the exhibition and highlights complex connections in the past and the present. The following aspects had an influence on the works of art: cultural, psychological and political consequences of war, repression and trauma, the portrayal of national myths, rhetorical and aesthetic markers in public discourse, and emotionalized politics that evoke longings and fears. Remembrance in the sense of interpreting the past is closely related to our experience of the present. This is why we are not able to draw a positive conclusion; instead, history must continually be questioned and contextualized—which is also important for the purpose of collective commemoration.

 Against the background of the current revisionist view of history in Europe and the world, and the appropriation of public discourse by a new, globally networked right-wing populist scene, the task of creating platforms for a present- and future-oriented discourse evolving out of historical experience increasingly lays in the responsibility of historical museums. It is a matter of scrutinizing shifts in the political discourse and offering alternative concepts to the supposedly attractive orientation towards an imaginary yesterday of homogenous communities and unchangeable cultural identity. In this respect, it is important for all public institutions to develop a progressive view of the future based on the principles of freedom and liberal democracy and to demonstrate that “that which is, is not everything” (Theodor W. Adorno). Hannah Arendt’s concept of “natality,” the human capacity to reconsider, to think in new ways and to create something that has not been there before has an important role to play—in particular in how we address the past and conceive of alternative realities.

As a “mobilizing memory,” Tell me about yesterday tomorrow examines the specific forms of the German memory culture and puts it into a critical, international perspective. The broad variety of topics and the international line-up of participating artists offer an opportunity to consider German history in exchange with other historical and current realities. Taking the history of National Socialism as a starting point, the exhibition has chosen the medium of art to address the characteristics, impact and consequences of racism, genocide and dictatorship in their significance for the present. Along with the project, which is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, and during the “Assembly” in May 2020, there will be a publication of theoretical and literary contributions adding to the exhibition and the public program.

 Artists: Kader Attia, Michal Baror, Cana Bilir-Meier, Ayzit Bostan, Andrea Büttner, Keren Cytter, Willem de Rooij, Brenda Draney, Loretta Fahrenholz, Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, Aslan Gaisumov, Ydessa Hendeles, Sebastian Jung, Brian Jungen, Leon Kahane, Annette Kelm, Baseera Khan, Bouchra Khalili, Miki Kratsman, Jumana Manna, Kent Monkman, Olaf Nicolai, Marcel Odenbach, Emeka Ogboh, Joanna Piotrowska, Jon Rafman, Gregor Schneider, Rosemarie Trockel, Želimir Žilnik and others


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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

“Friends of Linda Jo Rizzo” – 19th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

“Friends of Linda Jo Rizzo” – 19th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

 

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When:   Friday Evening, 29th Nov., 1900-2300.

Where:  Hackerhaus, Sendlingerstr. 14, 80331 (new site) - http://www.hackerhaus.de/

Cost:     Eur 48 per seat for a 4-course US Thanksgiving dinner + entertainment.  Children under 12 - Eur 25.  Drinks are separate and will be paid directly to the waitress or waiter.

Space:  Limited.  This is a “First Paid, First Reserved” event so please pay ASAP to secure your seat.

Payment:  Payment is due in full by 22th Nov.  Pay to Linda Jo Rizzo at Münchner Bank: IBAN DE95 7019 0000 0108 9102 35, BIC GENODEF 1M01.  Please mark your payments “Thanksgiving.” 

Reservations:  mail@lindajorizzo,de           

Note:  If you do not reserve by 22th November and if space is still available on the night of the dinner, you are still welcome to join us, but the price will be Eur 55.00. 

 Please join members of MING (Munich International Networking Group) organizations in celebrating this year’s Thanksgiving with Linda Jo Rizzo at the Hackerhaus (as in Hacker + Pschorr Bier) in downtown Munich.  We will again dine in a gemütliche setting with our feast:  a 4-course all-American turkey dinner (the works = pumpkin cream soup, Caesar-type salad, roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and American cheesecake). A vegetarian menu will also be available, but Linda needs to be informed in advance. 

 In addition, the event features All-American entertainment and music by Munich’s acclaimed international entertainers Mark Coonradt and Linda. 

 While our MING get-together will be on 29th November, the Hackerbräu and Linda also will host a similar Thanksgiving dinner event at Hackerhaus on the evening of 28th November (US Thanksgiving Day).

 

Should you need to cancel, please inform Linda by not that than 22th November to obtain a refund; cancellations after 22th November cannot be refunded. 

 

 

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play

Entity Theater / Amerika Haus Event: "It's A Wonderful Life" - A Live Radio Play

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Topic:          "It's A Wonderful Life" - A Live Radio Play

Language:   English

When:         Saturday, 14th December 2019 (2000-2300).

Where:        Amerika Haus, Barer Strasse 19a, 80333 München

Registration is obligatory due to limited seating (80):  https://www.amerikahaus.de/veranstaltungen/detail/its-a-wonderful-life-a-live-radio-play/

Tickets:  regular €18, reduced €12 - available at Wonderful.Eventbrite.com

Organizer: Entity Theatre e.V.

 

"It's A Wonderful Life" - Come join us for a night of Christmas carols and live sound effects, as our ensemble cast brings to life the story of idealistic George Bailey, who spent his entire life giving up his dreams for the good of his town.  It’s Christmas and that means it’s time, once again, to travel back to everyone’s favorite small town, Bedford Falls, where guardian angels are real and wishes come true!
 

This live 1940s radio broadcast is an adaptation by Tony Palermo of the beloved American holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra.  It is directed by Jim Nellis and produced by Viviana Ghiglione and Bernd Plank.

The tickets are moving fast so please sign up ASAP.


Entity Theatre e.V. is a 20-year-old Munich based English-speaking community theater company. It is a volunteer driven organization with an eclectic and diverse group of members from across the globe. The thread that unites it is an inherent passion for the theater, and an obsession for good storytelling. Its artistic vision is built on the foundation of a theater that engages, entertains, questions, provokes and breaks boundaries. Its mission is to create theatre work that includes, but is not limited to plays, staged readings, workshops, playreading and theater festivals. Entity Theatre is an open and transparent organization and always looking for new members to work with and contribute to Munich’s English-speaking theater community.

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Jan
4
to Jan 8

New Year’s Ski Weekend in the Arlberg Area

MING / TripleD Event – New Year’s Ski Weekend in the Arlberg Area – 4-8 January 2020

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When:              Saturday, 4th January thru Wednesday, 8th January 2020 (4 nights)
Where:             Arlberg Ski Area, Austria – Pettnau (near St. Anton)
Hotels:             Please see below for the different room categories. 

Sign-Up:          Please advise Dave Dowdy (E-mail:  ddd@tripled.de) ASAP and by not later than Thursday, 24th October.  

Organized by:  Dave Dowdy, TripleD Events, Westendstr. 135, 80339 Munich

 Dave Dowdy invites you to join him in Arlberg:  “Let’s kick-off the new year with a bang where we will ski hard and party even harder!”
  
The ski area in Arlberg is one of the most popular ski resorts and is the largest connected ski area in Austria (305 Km of groomed slopes, 200 Km of off-piste slopes and 88 lifts). The area is ideal for good to expert skiers with a wide variety of ski runs to suit everyone. In the past years with the exception of the glacier ski areas, Arlberg has had the most snow of all the other ski areas in Austria. We will be staying at the Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Pettneu which is near St. Anton (not to be confused with the Hotel Schwarzer Adler in St. Anton).  www.arlberg-hotels.at
 
In Pettneu we will have the entire hotel to ourselves. 20 meters away from the hotel is the ski bus stop that will take us in 10 minutes to the slopes in St. Anton. Across the street from the hotel is Fredl Stadl for apres skiing enjoyment. The Traubenkeller is located next door to the hotel where we can party at night until we drop. For non-skiers Pettneu has a wellness center. For cross-country skiers there are very nice trails leading to St. Anton.


And Dave also mentions the party possibilities we will have in St. Anton. Legendary are the Heustadl and Mooseralm on the slopes. At the bottom we can enjoy Base Camp, Antons and the Galzig bar. Take your pick. Dave will be happy to lead a night tour through the town to Piccadilly, Murrmel, Pub 37 and Underground. You can’t get better than this.
 
Prices are in Euro per person and include hotel stay (4 nights), half pension, lift tickets for 4 days including the 5 Euro deposit (which will be refunded when you return our lift ticket), hotel tax (Kurtaxe) and return trip transportation with the ski bus (Geldhauser).

  4 Nights 4 Nights 4 Nights 4 Nights

Single Double 3 Persons 4 Persons

Schwarzer Adler

Single Standard 641

Single Superior 681 641

Double Room Standard, 741

Single Occupancy

Double Room Superior 657

Family Room (double bed 781 697

and single bed

Suite 50 (separate sleeping 781 721 657

areas)

Suite 45 (double bed and separate 781 657

living area with sleep couch)

Guest House (80 meters from hotel)

Double room with balcony 681 589

Doouble room without balcony 697 609

Immediately with your booking you are required to pay a deposit of 150 Euros to ensure the reservation.  The deposit is refundable up to 24 October which is when Dave has to pay the deposit to the hotel.  If you cancel after 24 October, the deposit will not be refunded. Full payment is due no later than 29. November.  Your reservation is only valid after Dave receives full payment for the ski trip. If you cancel after 29 November or do not show up for the trip, your payment will not be refunded.  In case your plans change, and you have to cancel the trip, you may suggest a substitute.  The substitute will only be accepted after full payment is made by the substitute. After payment by the substitute, Dave will refund your payment. All payments will be made by normal bank transfer.


If you book a double room, 3 or 4-person room and do not mention which person/s you would like to room with, Dave will give you a roommate.

Liability and Risk
This is a privately organized ski trip, and it is at the participant’s own risk.  Dave will not take responsibility for the actions of the participants of this ski trip, and he does not have insurance to cover injury, damage or loss of property.  If you participate in this ski trip please make sure you have insurance coverage for mountain rescue, if necessary.  This is probably not covered in a normal health insurance in Germany.

Let's get the New Year started right and have some fun!

 

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Nov
7
10:30 AM10:30

Recruiting International Talents – AMIGA Career Day 2019

Recruiting International Talents – AMIGA Career Day 2019

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Topic:        AMIGA Career Day 2019 – Recruiting International Talents

When:       Thursday, 7th November 2019 (1030-1500)

Where:      Münchner Volkshochschule, Bildungszentrum, Einsteinstr 28, 81675 Munich

Entry:        Free

Contact:    Martina Dafinger, 089 31 88 09 - 417, karrieretag@amiga-muenchen.de

Info at:      www.amiga-muenchen.de/karrieretag

Munich's economy is booming. For companies, this often means the challenge of finding qualified professionals. At the same time, Munich is becoming ever more colorful: people from 180 nations make the city a diverse metropolis. That is why the City of Munich, with hits Employment and Qualification Program (MBQ), has been sponsoring Project AMIGA since 2013 in order to support international talents entering the job market through orientation counselling, seminars and workshops.

 Project AMIGA’s Career Day 2019 is a forum for international talents living in Munich who would like to start their careers here, tailoring their field of studies and international experience to employment opportunities.  The AMIGA project provides professional assistance with topics like job search and application process plus a networking platform for making contact to potential employers. 

 Companies based in Munich and surroundings who are looking for highly qualified international talents, can participate at the annual AMIGA Career Day, where have the possibility to introduce themselves as attractive employers to an international target group.

 Registration for exhibitors for the AMIGA Career Day 2019 on November 7th is now open and free of charge.  More Information: www.amiga-muenchen.de/karrieretag

 AMIGA ́s services include orientation counselling, seminars and workshops as well as the annual Career Day, a platform that brings together international jobseekers and local companies.

 

 

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Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC UNLIMITED - MOZART REQUIEM & BEETHOVEN‘S VIOLIN CONCERT

MUSIC UNLIMITED - MOZART REQUIEM and  BEETHOVEN‘S VIOLIN CONCERT

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When:  Sunday, 27 October 2019 at 16:00Where:  Herkulessaal in the Münchener Residenz, Residenzstr. 1, 80333 Munich

Cost:  Kat. 1 - 37,30 EUR, Kat. 2 - 29,40 EUR, Kat 3 - 21,60 EUR

Register:  https://www.muenchenticket.de/guide/tickets/28jql/Grenzenlos+Musizieren+Music+Unlimited.html

Info:  https://mics-munich.de

Music Unlimited is an broad-scaled, integrated choral and orchestra project that includes performances by the Munich International Choral Society, the Regenbogenchor München, the Swiss Philharmonic Academy Choir and Orchestra and renowned soloists and young national and international award winners.   They will perfom both the Mozart Requiem and Beethhoven’s Violin Concert.

This is an inclusive cultural project in which the performers co-operate with various Munich institutions to support people in „special life“ situations. These institutions receive blocks of tickets at special prices so that many people who might not otherwise, can experience the performance of these two outstanding musical works plus the opportunity hear the  concert in the Hercules Hall. In addition, trans- generation issues and valuable experiences will be shared to benefit future aspiring artists.

The project brings together participants of three choirs, each with its own  origin, culture, language, and way of life.  Led by Mary Ellen Kitchens (Munich) and Martin Studer (Zurich), each with more that 25 years experience, the groups will shape a common body of music in the world-renowned, magnificent Herkulessaal in the Munich Residence.  This will truly be an inclusive and innovative project featuring unlimited music - on all levels!

 Special note:  The MICS is now seeking sponsors to help defray the event cost which is estimated at Eur 32,000.  This support can be in the form of donations or purchasing of a block of tickets.  Also, sponsors can buy advertisements in the program  - 1/2 Page for 120 EUR, and whole page for 200 EUR.  Contact:  Ms. Magdale Labbe Henke at mlh@consular-consulting.com

 Founded in 1982 as the German-American Choral Society, the Munich International Choral Society (MICS) has always supported international understanding, intercultural exchange and social engagement.  It is composed of 45 people coming from different countries and with multi-faceted interests – a group that sings together for fun and passion.  The MICS performs a colorful, pronounced international repertoire that spans different eras and styles. The concert programs often associate masterpieces of choral literature with lesser-known, but lovely compositions.  Special focus is placed on vocal and musical training, featuring weekend get-togethers and work in small groups.  

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

America's Whiteness Problem and What to Do About It

Amerika Haus/ Bavarian American Academy:  America's Whiteness Problem and What to Do About It – Tuesday, 22nd October

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Topic:         “America's Whiteness Problem and What to Do About It.” 

Speaker:    Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. 

Language:  English

Moderator:  Prof. Dr. Miriam Zadoff, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism

When:         Tuesday, 22th October 2019 (1900-2100).

Where:        Amerika Haus, Barer Strasse 19a, 80333 München

Entry:          Free

First come, first served. 

Organizers:  Bavarian American Academy in cooperation with the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism

Contact:  Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm, Bavarian American Academy                      

For over two hundred years, African Americans have been at the vanguard of making real the promises of American Democracy. From Frederick Douglass to Ella Baker, black people have led and inspired efforts that have improved the quality of life for everyone and in the process reshaped the globe. And yet most Americans remain deeply ambivalent or terribly misinformed about this history with profound consequences for our economy, politics, and culture today. It is impossible to understand the United States —from the election of Barack Obama in 2008 to Donald Trump in 2016 — without understanding what versions of American history animate the minds of native citizens and immigrant newcomers alike. The future of this multi-racial democracy depends not simply on fairer and more just policies and politics, but on our capacity to rewrite our shared history and learn many lessons from the past. 

 Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He is the award-winning author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard), and a contributor to a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.

 Khalil is a frequent reviewer and commentator in national print and broadcast media outlets, such as the New York Times, The Nation, National Public Radio and MSNBC. He has appeared in a number of feature-length documentaries, including Slavery by Another Name (2012) and the Oscar-nominated 13th (2016). He holds two honorary doctorates and is on the boards of several prestigious institutions.

 

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Blockchain and Transatlantic Security

Amerika Haus and Acatech Event:  Blockchain and Transatlantic Security: Challenges and Opportunities of Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin – Thursday, 17th October

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Topic:          Panel Discussion:  “Blockchain and Transatlantic Security: Challenges and Opportunities of Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin.”  Panelists:    Prof. Roman Beck, Head of European Blockchain Center, University of Copenhagen; Salomé Eggler, Political Advisor Digitalization and Human Rights, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Moderator:  Prof. Dr. Haya Shulman, Director of Cybersecurity and Defences, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT

Language: English

When:         Thursday, 17th October 2019 (1900-2100).

Where:        Amerika Haus, Barer Strasse 19a, 80333 München

Register is obligatory:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eApEDgqImkg_rnaMo2WTbhETXag27CmTM0j2UxZ1YBE/viewform?edit_requested=true

Entry:           Free

Organizers:  acatech, Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus

Contact:  Dr. Markus Faltermeier, Amerika Haus                                                                      

 

While Bitcoin is currently in a downward spiral, the technology behind it – distributed ledger technology, commonly referred to as blockchain – might prove of critical importance when it comes to the military and economic security of the transatlantic world. Blockchain in the context of national security operates on issues such as questions of border security, national integrity, energy security, cyber security, or counterterrorism. As an example, Foreign Policy Magazine stated in 2018, blockchain technology can be of vital importance in strengthening national and international security strategies and infrastructures in these contexts, in particular since countries such as China and Russia are heavily investing in the technology. Accordingly, the magazine demands a stronger engagement with the blockchain in connection with security in and for the transatlantic world.

 

In this panel discussion we will bring together various experts on the blockchain technology and discuss the current and future challenges for security policies in the Western world. 

 

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Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

2019 English Book Sale – Day 2

2019 English Book Sale – Day 2

 

What:      Haar Book Sale Team’s 2019 English Book Sale

When:     Friday 11th October 1500-1900, Saturday 12th October from 1100 -1500.

Where:    Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Jagdfeldring 82, 85540 Haar.

Info:        E-mail - on english-book-sale@gmx.de; Facebook at Munich English Book Sale.  Or you can call Gerlinde on (089) 46 31 98 or Kirsten on (089) 46 20 32 64.

 FRIENDS OF THE 2019 ENGLISH BOOK SALE – This event is an excellent opportunity to buy good quality English books and DVDs inexpensively - and at the same time support our partner villages involved in the Ilembula Project in Tanzania.  The Ilembula Project supports humanitarian and environmental projects, in particular for needy families and orphans in Tanzania.

Please make a point of holding on to any English books and DVD’s that you no longer need to hang onto and which are in good condition.  You'll have an opportunity to recycle all in aid of the Ilembula Project.

Venue - This year's Book Sale will again be taking place in the Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Jagdfeldring 82 in 85540 Haar. Like the Book Sale, this high school is partnered with Ilembula in Tanzania and has again kindly offered us the use of its premises for the Sale. The entire event takes place on the ground floor with good access for strollers, wheelchairs etc., there is also good parking, and the school is just a 10 minute walk from Haar S-Bahn station (S4 and S6); the route will be signposted from the station. For a map showing the school's location, which is close to the Haar tower building on the B304, please see https://goo.gl/maps/ykue1e1w26K2.

There will be thousands of books and DVDs on sale, priced between 50 cents and 5 euros, and as usual you will also have an opportunity to browse and chat over a cup of coffee or tea and home-made cakes. There will also be a play area for children so that you can shop at leisure.

Donations - If you have any books and/or DVDs you would like to donate to the Book Sale, we would ask you to bring them to the main entrance of the Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium between Saturday, 21st September and Saturday 5th October.

Please do make sure that the books are in good sellable condition and please also make a point of keeping to these dates so that we have time to sort and price the books before 11th October.

During school hours please place your donations on the trolley marked Book Sale just inside the main entrance to the school.

Out of school hours please place the books as carefully as possible in the large plastic container (grit box) just to the right of the main entrance doors to the school. The container will be marked Book Sale and will be emptied regularly.

If you have a particularly large donation to bring, please phone Gerlinde or Kirsten (telephone numbers above) to arrange a drop-off time.  Also if you’ve got time and an inclination to help us sort the donations during the 2 weeks immediately before the Sale, please contact Kirsten.

Proceeds - The entire proceeds of the Book Sale will be used to further the partnership between Haar and Ilembula (Tanzania) which was initiated over 30 years ago by the Lutheran Church in Haar. We have to date channeled our funds to promote projects in Ilembula through this partnership, but as the scale of the Book Sale has expanded so rapidly in recent years we have for organizational reasons now taken the step of forming a separate registered charity: Ha-Ile e.V. (= Haar - Ilembula), which will continue to operate within the scope of the partnership.

If you would like to learn more about the activities connected with this initiative and about other items you can donate for the container which we send twice yearly to Tanzania, you will find further details under www.ilembula.de/aktion/annual-booksale. We are also on Facebook under Munich English Book Sale, and on Twitter under @EnglishBookSale.


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Oct
11
3:00 PM15:00

2019 English Book Sale – Day 1

2019 English Book Sale – Day 1

 

What:      Haar Book Sale Team’s 2019 English Book Sale

When:     Friday 11th October 1500-1900, Saturday 12th October from 1100 -1500.

Where:    Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Jagdfeldring 82, 85540 Haar.

Info:        E-mail - on english-book-sale@gmx.de; Facebook at Munich English Book Sale.  Or you can call Gerlinde on (089) 46 31 98 or Kirsten on (089) 46 20 32 64.

 FRIENDS OF THE 2019 ENGLISH BOOK SALE – This event is an excellent opportunity to buy good quality English books and DVDs inexpensively - and at the same time support our partner villages involved in the Ilembula Project in Tanzania.  The Ilembula Project supports humanitarian and environmental projects, in particular for needy families and orphans in Tanzania.

Please make a point of holding on to any English books and DVD’s that you no longer need to hang onto and which are in good condition.  You'll have an opportunity to recycle all in aid of the Ilembula Project.

Venue - This year's Book Sale will again be taking place in the Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Jagdfeldring 82 in 85540 Haar. Like the Book Sale, this high school is partnered with Ilembula in Tanzania and has again kindly offered us the use of its premises for the Sale. The entire event takes place on the ground floor with good access for strollers, wheelchairs etc., there is also good parking, and the school is just a 10 minute walk from Haar S-Bahn station (S4 and S6); the route will be signposted from the station. For a map showing the school's location, which is close to the Haar tower building on the B304, please see https://goo.gl/maps/ykue1e1w26K2.

There will be thousands of books and DVDs on sale, priced between 50 cents and 5 euros, and as usual you will also have an opportunity to browse and chat over a cup of coffee or tea and home-made cakes. There will also be a play area for children so that you can shop at leisure.

Donations - If you have any books and/or DVDs you would like to donate to the Book Sale, we would ask you to bring them to the main entrance of the Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium between Saturday, 21st September and Saturday 5th October.

Please do make sure that the books are in good sellable condition and please also make a point of keeping to these dates so that we have time to sort and price the books before 11th October.

During school hours please place your donations on the trolley marked Book Sale just inside the main entrance to the school.

Out of school hours please place the books as carefully as possible in the large plastic container (grit box) just to the right of the main entrance doors to the school. The container will be marked Book Sale and will be emptied regularly.

If you have a particularly large donation to bring, please phone Gerlinde or Kirsten (telephone numbers above) to arrange a drop-off time.  Also if you’ve got time and an inclination to help us sort the donations during the 2 weeks immediately before the Sale, please contact Kirsten.

Proceeds - The entire proceeds of the Book Sale will be used to further the partnership between Haar and Ilembula (Tanzania) which was initiated over 30 years ago by the Lutheran Church in Haar. We have to date channeled our funds to promote projects in Ilembula through this partnership, but as the scale of the Book Sale has expanded so rapidly in recent years we have for organizational reasons now taken the step of forming a separate registered charity: Ha-Ile e.V. (= Haar - Ilembula), which will continue to operate within the scope of the partnership.

If you would like to learn more about the activities connected with this initiative and about other items you can donate for the container which we send twice yearly to Tanzania, you will find further details under www.ilembula.de/aktion/annual-booksale. We are also on Facebook under Munich English Book Sale, and on Twitter under @EnglishBookSale.

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Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Munich Dialogues on Democracy and Amerikahaus Event - Daryl Davis

Munich Dialogues on Democracy and Amerikahaus Event - Daryl Davis: “How Can You Hate Me When You Don’t Know Me?” Hate

Daryl Davis

Daryl Davis

Topic:           “How Can You Hate Me, When You Don't Even Know Me?"  ?

Speaker:      Daryl Davis, Musician, Social Activist, Actor, and Lecturer

When:          Tuesday, 8th October 2019 (1900-2100).

Where:         Große Aula (Room E120), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München

Registration is obligatoryhttps://en.xing-events.com/klanwetalk.html

Entry:           Free

Organizers:  Munich Dialogues on Democracy Speakers Series, a co-operation with Amerika Institut (LMU) and the Amerikahaus.

Links:            https://www.amerikahaus.de/veranstaltungen/detail/klan-we-talk-how-can-you-hate-me-when-you-dont-even-know-me-lecture-by-daryl-davis/

https://www.dialoguesondemocracy.com/daryl-davis  

 

Daryl Davis will talk about his experiences as the first African-American author traveling the U.S. to interview KKK leaders and members.  Opening remarks will be made by Bartley Grosserichter, head of Munich Dialogues for Democracy and Dr. Bärbel Harju of the Amerika-Institut (LMU) will serve as moderator. 

Daryl Davis is a musician, actor, author, and lecturer.  He earned his BA in Music from Howard University and is an accomplished Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Country, and Jazz musician, touring regularly with his Daryl Davis Band.  He has worked extensively with Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band, and Percy Sledge, among others.

After a performance, 35 years ago, a man told Daryl Davis he had never seen an African-American man play piano like Jerry Lee Lewis. The man was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and he became a regular fan of Daryl’s. This led to Davis becoming the first African-American author to travel the country interviewing KKK leaders and members, all detailed in his book, Klan-Destine Relationships. This tour made him one of the unique race relations experts and activists today. He eventually became the recipient of robes and hoods from Klan members who came to rescind their beliefs after coming to know him.

Davis has appeared in the critically acclaimed TV show The Wire, as well as in many plays and movie roles.  He is the subject of the recent documentary Accidental Courtesy, which followed him around the U.S. documenting his meetings with KKK members, neo-Nazis, the Alt-Right movement, and other white supremacists.

 This event is part of the Speakers Series "Munich Dialogues on Democracy", a co-operation between The Yale Club of Germany e.V. (Munich Chapter) and the Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations.  This lecture is being made possible by a generous donation from the MIS Foundation.

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Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Munich Dialogues on Democracy - Populism, Polarization and Corruption

 

Munich Dialogues on Democracy, Amerikahaus and Café Luitpold Event – “Populism, Polarization and Corruption - How Can Western Democracy Survive?”

David Frum

David Frum

Topic:  “Populism, Polarization and Corruption - How Can Western Democracy Survive?”  Language: English

Speakers:  Dr. David Frum, writer at “The Atlantic” magazine and the author of the 2018 New York Times bestseller, Trumpocracy; and Dr. Patrick Hamm, award-winning documentary filmmaker and the founder of Bulldog Agenda, a Berlin-based production company.

When:          Tuesday, 24th September 2019 (2000-2200).

Where:         Café Luitpold, Brienner Str. 11, 80333 Munich

Registration is obligatoryhttps://www.xing-events.com/talkwithdavidfrum.html

Entry:           Free

Program:  Munich Dialogues on Democracy Speakers Series, a cooperation between The Yale Club of Germany e.V. (Munich Chapter) and the Amerikahaus, in partnership with Café Luitpold.

Links:            https://www.amerikahaus.de/veranstaltungen/detail/populism-polarization-and-corruption-how-can-western-democracy-survive/

https://www.dialoguesondemocracy.com/david-frum

        

Join us for an interactive conversation about the crisis of liberal democracy in Europe and America. What can we learn from past mistakes and controversies as well as current events in order to find forward-thinking solutions for both sides of the Atlantic?


David Frum is a writer at “The Atlantic” magazine and the author of the 2018 New York Times bestseller, Trumpocracy - The Corruption of the American Republic, his ninth book. From 2001-2002, he served as a special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush during and after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Frum is now working on his tenth book about how to renew the American world leadership after Trump.

He is a recognized intellectual leader of the American conservative movement and was one of the first and foremost conservative Republicans to sound the alarm about the challenge posed by the Trump presidency to US global leadership, open international trade, and democratic institutions. His prophetic 2017 cover story in the Atlantic, How to Build an Autocracy, has been one of the most cited works of the Trump years.

Dr Frum earned a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in history at Yale, then a Doctor of Law degree at Harvard, where he served as president of the Harvard chapter, the Federalist society. He also taught history at Yale from 1986-87.


Patrick Hamm is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the founder of Bulldog Agenda, a Berlin-based production company. A 2018 Berlinale Talents alumnus, he most recently completed Freedom for the Wolf, an epic investigation into the global rise of illiberal democracy, which took him to the front lines of protest movements around the world. He is also the executive producer of the 2017 Documentary Copwatch, which tells the true story of WeCopwatch, an organization dedicated to filming police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality. 

Dr. Hamm earned a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale and then an MA and PhD in Sociology at Harvard, where he taught until 2013. 

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Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Munich Annual Chili Cookoff

2019 Munich Annual Chili Cookoff

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What:  2019 Munich Annual Chili Cookoff (and Cookie Contest)

Date:  Saturday, 3rd August 2019

Time:  1400-19.700

Where:  The Zar Bar, Rosenheimer Straße 240, 81669 München

Price:  Eur 5.00 for Spectators – which is paid the Klinik Clowns, a children’s charity. https://www.klinikclowns.de/

Drinks:  You are asked to separately pay for your drinks

Info at:  https://munichchilicookoff.food.blog/

Richard Sargent has again organized this year’s Chili Cookoff.  Now it’s time to tickle those tastebuds and clean off the dust for “experiencing” a wide variety of creative Chili recipes.   Quite a number of Chili experts will present their specialties to 3 judges at 1500 with the presentation of the 2019 Chili Cookoff Prize at 1600. 

The price includes chili tasting, cookie munching and judging.  The will also be live music.

Please pass the water! 

 

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Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Book Reading - Dana Newman and “You Go Me on the Cookie!” 

Book Reading - Dana Newman and “You Go Me on the Cookie!” 

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When:   Thursday, 18th July

Time:    1800-1930 

Where:  Hugendubel am Stachus, Karlsplatz 11-12, 80335 Munich

Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2351213405136128/

 As already mentioned in our May 2019 AGBC Munich monthly newsletter, Dana Newman is an American author and video creator who moved from South Florida to Europe after graduating from the University of Florida.   She continues to “v-log” on her YouTube channel, Wanted Adventure, covering a range of topics - cultural differences, the German language, and her experiences living abroad in Germany.

 German is an elegant and interesting language … and a challenging one for non-native speakers who learn it as a 2nd or 3rd (or 4th) language. 

 On Thursday, 18th July at Hugendubel am Stacchus, she will be doing a “reading” of some key parts of her insight-loaded book “You Go Me on the Cookie!”  She will focus on reading about her experiences learning German and how unusual, illogical and, yes, frustrating...but also beautiful and incredibly fascinating … the German language can be.

 The book is in German and the paperback is available at bookstores in Germany as well as online as a paperback and e-book.

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Jul
7
12:00 AM00:00

MING Event - 10th Annual Little American Oktoberfest, 7th July at the Waldwirtschaft in Grosshesselohe near Pullach

MING Event - 10th Annual Little American Oktoberfest, 7th July at the Waldwirtschaft in Grosshesselohe near Pullach

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When:   Sunday, 7th July 2019

Time:    1200-2100 but core time 1200-2100 (core time up to 1900). 

Where:  Waldwirtschaft Grosshesselohe (Pullach) – Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 Munich

Price:    Pay as you consume

Sign Up:  With Dave Dowdy at ddd@tripled.de by Wednesday, 3rd July.

The Waldwirtschaft team invites us again to the Little American Oktoberfest. The festivities start at 12 noon and continue throughout the day until evening.  

      

With the organizational support of Dave Dowdy, Linda Jo Rizzo is again the Master of Ceremonies and leads the country-western, rock and pop music entertainment.

At 1330 we will kick off the competition at the 2019 AGBC Mini Golf Tournament.  It’s an anyone-can-play event.  Yes, you too can “win!” Contestants will “vie” to take home the truly stunning and multi-purpose AGBC 2018 Mini Golf trophy.

Please come on out and join us. Invite your friends who may be interested in meeting with us. The Waldwirtschaft is located in the Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 München-Pullach. There are parking facilities, but you can also come out on your bicycle or with the S7-Bahn (exit Isartalbahnhof). It's a quick 10-minute walk from the S-Bahn exit to the Waldwirtschaft.

American Fun & Entertainment

                                    Music throughout the day by Linda & Mark & The Texas Bandits
12.00-20.00               Bull Riding

12.00-18.00               Lasso, Horseshoe & Cowboy Boot Tossing                               

12.00-18.00               (2P)     Kinderschmink und Zauberer Clown

12.30-12.45               Munich Cowboy Cheerleaders ankommen in Parking Lot

13.00                          Munich Cowboys Cheerleaders Dance and Cheer

13.30-15.00               AGBC Mini Golf Tournament at the Mini Golf Platz

14.00                          Frauen Dance Show - Wild West Girls eV.

15.00                          Männer Dance Show - Wild West Girls eV.

16.00-16.30               “O’zapft” Freibier

16.30                          Charles Albertus & Dancers “Hollywood”

17.45                          Dance Show - Wild West Girls eV.          

18.30                          Patrick Granado “Tina Turner Double”

 

 

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Jul
5
to Jul 6

19th Bavarian American Academy Conference, July 4-6, 2019 - New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations

19th Bavarian American Academy Conference, July 4-6, 2019 - New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations

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Topic:         New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Organizer:  Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

When:        Thursday, 4th July (1800-2100), Friday, 5th July (0900-1800) and Saturday, 6th July (0900-1300).

Where:       Amerika Haus (temporary site), Barer Str. 19a, 80333 Munich

Entry:         Free

Registration and Info:  https://www.amerikahaus.de/en/events/detail/new-perspectives-on-transatlantic-relations-multidisciplinary-approaches

Talk about the crisis of liberal democracy, the decline of the West, and the end of transatlantic relations as we knew them is ubiquitous these days. It is largely triggered by the election of Donald Trump to the office of U.S. President and the tumultuous turmoil European-American relations were thrust into by it.

A closer look, however, reveals that the much quoted „Atlantic Drift“ already set in shortly after the end of the Cold War, that the history of European-American relations during the Cold War was one of conflict and confrontation just as much as it was one of cooperation and unity, and that the further back in history one goes, the more ambivalent and contradictory European-American relations appear.
Taking the complexity, multi-dimensionality, and ambivalence of European-American relations throughout the ages as points of departure, and pursuing a historical perspective encompassing the early modern and modern periods, the Annual Conference of the Bavarian American Academy seeks to critically re-assess the topics, dimensions, processes, and problems of transatlantic relations from a multi-disciplinary angle. 
It will thematize the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of European-American relations from the seventeenth century to today, and reflect them in categories of cooperation and conflict, convergence and divergence. Its overall scholarly aim is to arrive at a deeper and fuller understanding not only of transatlantic relations as such but also of the situation we are currently acting in.

The conference opening at 1800 on 4th July will be followed by the keynote speech by New York Times Senior Journalist Roger Cohen on 4th July.The following two days will feature a series of panel discussions on a variety of topics. For further info, please see the above listed website link.

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Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

BAA Annual Conference - Roger Cohen: Transatlantic Relationships

Bavarian American Academy Annual Conference – Roger Cohen:  “Transatlantic Relationships”

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Speaker:      Roger Cohen, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times.

Topic:          Transatlantic Relationships: The Bond that Went Freelance

Language:   English  

When:          Thursday, 4th July 2019 (1900-2100).

Where:         Munich Documentation Centre, Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1, 80333 Munich

Register at:  info@amerika-akademie.de

Entry:           Free

Organizer:    Bavarian American Academy in cooperation with the Munich

                     Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism -              

                     https://www.ns-dokuzentrum-muenchen.de/en/home

Contact:       Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm

                                              

During its evolution since 1789, the United States has enjoyed a reputation of being more liberal, egalitarian and democratic than many other nations.  However, since the 2016 election, the world has been questioning what happened to the “Pax Americana.” For our 4th of July meeting, Roger Cohen will be offering special insights on his view of the current transatlantic relationships. 

 Among his many fields of global interest, Roger Cohen is one of America’s top-notch analysts on state of the transatlantic relationships with insightful columns appearing in The New York Times regularly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  In 2009 he was was named Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and joined The Times in 1990. He has served as a foreign correspondent and Foreign Editor, worked for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters and is the author of several books (Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis, Final Gamble, The Girl From Human Street: A Jewish Family Odyssey).

His work has received numerous top-level recognitions, including the Peter Weitz Prize from the German Marshall Fund, the Arthur F. Burns Prize, the Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence, and the SOPA prize. He has been awarded the Joe Alex Morris lectureship for distinguished foreign correspondence by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, has served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, and was the inaugural Chair of the Poynter Center at Indiana University, Bloomington.
 

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Jun
27
to Jul 6

37th Filmfest München

37th Filmfest München - 27 June through 6th July

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Attention film buffs.  Diana Iljine (Oct 2013 AGBC Guest Speaker) and her Filmfest München team will be presenting over 200 new films here in Munich during the 37th Munich Filmfest. This year’s event will last 10 days, starting on Thursday, 27th June. 

 FILMFEST MÜNCHEN was established in 1983. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is a principal summer film festival with over 80,000 admissions every year.  Over 2,000 film industry professionals from around the world and over 500 members of the press are accredited annually.

 The FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is organized annually by: Internationale Münchner Filmwochen GmbH, a non-profit company co-owned by:

 The Free State of Bavaria - represented by the Minister President

The City of Munich - represented by the Lord Mayor

SPIO - the German film industry association, represented by its President

Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting) - represented by its Director General, Chief Executive Officer & Festival Director:  Diana Iljine

 This year’s films are now posted.For further information, please consult the website:www.filmfest-meunchen.de.For contact, please use: protokoll@filmfest-muenchen.de

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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Haar Disciples vs Buchbinder Legionäre

Haar Disciples vs Buchbinder Legionäre

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Batter up!  The Haar Disciples are now in the midst of another exciting 1st Baseball Bundesliga season.  Come on out and watch the entertainment.  Grilled burgers and refreshments are available.

 The regular season runs until mid-June with the playoffs started in early July.

 The home games take place at Sportpark Eglfing (Haar), Richard-Reitzner-Allee, 85540 Haar .  You can follow the Disciples action and find the full regular season game schedule at www.disciples.de.  Also, for live video access, watch American Tim Collins‘ play-by-play analysis and more at http://www.eurobaseballtv.com

 

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Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Haar Disciples vs Mainz Athletics (Double Header)

Haar Disciples vs Mainz Athletics (Double Header)

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Batter up!  The Haar Disciples are now in the midst of another exciting 1st Baseball Bundesliga season.  Come on out and watch the entertainment.  Grilled burgers and refreshments are available.

 The regular season runs until mid-June with the playoffs started in early July.

 The home games take place at Sportpark Eglfing (Haar), Richard-Reitzner-Allee, 85540 Haar .  You can follow the Disciples action and find the full regular season game schedule at www.disciples.de.  Also, for live video access, watch American Tim Collins‘ play-by-play analysis and more at http://www.eurobaseballtv.com

 

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May
30
12:00 PM12:00

Haar Disciples vs Stuttgart Reds (Double Header)

Haar Disciples vs Stuttgart Reds (Double Header)

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Batter up!  The Haar Disciples are now in the midst of another exciting 1st Baseball Bundesliga season.  Come on out and watch the entertainment.  Grilled burgers and refreshments are available.

 The regular season runs until mid-June with the playoffs started in early July.

 The home games take place at Sportpark Eglfing (Haar), Richard-Reitzner-Allee, 85540 Haar .  You can follow the Disciples action and find the full regular season game schedule at www.disciples.de.  Also, for live video access, watch American Tim Collins‘ play-by-play analysis and more at http://www.eurobaseballtv.com

 

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May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Haar Disciples vs Mannheim Tornados

Haar Disciples vss Mannheim Tornados

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Batter up!  The Haar Disciples are now in the midst of another exciting 1st Baseball Bundesliga season.  Come on out and watch the entertainment.  Grilled burgers and refreshments are available.

The regular season runs until mid-June with the playoffs started in early July.

The home games take place at Sportpark Eglfing (Haar), Richard-Reitzner-Allee, 85540 Haar .  You can follow the Disciples action and find the full regular season game schedule at www.disciples.de.  Also, for live video access, watch American Tim Collins‘ play-by-play analysis and more at http://www.eurobaseballtv.com

 

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May
25
5:00 PM17:00

Haar Disciples vs Mannheim Tornados

Haar Disciples vs Mannheim Tornados

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Batter up!  The Haar Disciples are now in the midst of another exciting 1st Baseball Bundesliga season.  Come on out and watch the entertainment.  Grilled burgers and refreshments are available.

 The regular season runs until mid-June with the playoffs started in early July.

 The home games take place at Sportpark Eglfing (Haar), Richard-Reitzner-Allee, 85540 Haar .  You can follow the Disciples action and find the full regular season game schedule at www.disciples.de.  Also, for live video access, watch American Tim Collins‘ play-by-play analysis and more at http://www.eurobaseballtv.com

 

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May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Haar Disciples vs Saarlouis Hornets (Double Header)

Haar Disciples vs Saarlouis Hornets (Double Header)

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Batter up!  The Haar Disciples are now in the midst of another exciting 1st Baseball Bundesliga season.  Come on out and watch the entertainment.  Grilled burgers and refreshments are available.

 The regular season runs until mid-June with the playoffs started in early July.

 The home games take place at Sportpark Eglfing (Haar), Richard-Reitzner-Allee, 85540 Haar .  You can follow the Disciples action and find the full regular season game schedule at www.disciples.de.  Also, for live video access, watch American Tim Collins‘ play-by-play analysis and more at http://www.eurobaseballtv.com

 

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May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Munich Cowboys vs Kirchdorf Wildcats

Munich Cowboys vs Kirchdorf Wildcats

Munich Cowboys – American Football, Made in Germany

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Start me up!  American football returns to Munich – On Saturday 4th May the Munich Cowboys open their exciting 2019 first division GFL season here in Munich when they meet the Kirchdorf Wildcats.  The kick-offs are at 16:00, and the games normally last about 2.5-3.0 hours. Come on out, grab a hamburger and/or a hotdog, and enjoy the action. When the going gets good, Dante Stadion really rocks! 

  All 2019 home games are on Saturdays:

01 June –    vs Allgäu Comets

15 June –    vs Marburg Mercenaries

13 July –      vs Stuttgart Scorpions

27 July –      vs Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns (perennial finalists in German Bowl)

03 August – vs. Frankfurt Universe

31 August – vs. Ingolstadt Dukes

 The schedule, a general description of the game rules and further team info will soon be available at www.munich-cowboys.de. Tickets: Eur 14.00 for Tribune/grandstands, Eur 10.00 for general admission.  The game program is available at the gate for a small contribution (Eur 1-2). 

Dante-Stadion - U1 Haltestelle at Westfriedhof.Located in northwest Munich near Moosach, it is just south of the Dachauer Strasse, adjacent to the Dante-Bad, and near the Velodrome at the Olympiagelände



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May
4
3:00 PM15:00

Haar Disciples vs Buchbinder Legionäre

Haar Disciples vs Buchbinder Legionäre

Batter up!  The Haar Disciples are now in the midst of another exciting 1st Baseball Bundesliga season.  Come on out and watch the entertainment.  Grilled burgers and refreshments are available.

 The regular season runs until mid-June with the playoffs started in early July.

 The home games take place at Sportpark Eglfing (Haar), Richard-Reitzner-Allee, 85540 Haar .  You can follow the Disciples action and find the full regular season game schedule at www.disciples.de.  Also, for live video access, watch American Tim Collins‘ play-by-play analysis and more at http://www.eurobaseballtv.com

 

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Apr
28
5:30 PM17:30

9th Annual Bavarian-American Friendship Evening, 28th April 2019

9th Annual Bavarian-American Friendship Evening, 28th April 2019

Linda Jo Rizzo at the Hippodrom

Linda Jo Rizzo at the Hippodrom

When:   Sunday, 28th April, 2019

Time:    1730-2300 – Arrive by not later than 1815 to secure your reserved seat. 

Where:  Hippodrom tent located at the Frühlingsfest, Theresienwiese

Organized by:  Triple D Events – Dave Dowdy

Dress code:  Let’s go Bayrisch!

Price:    Pay as you consume.

Again the Family Krätz, Susanne Barsody and the entire Hippodrom team welcome us to the 9th annual Bavarian-American Friendship Evening.  Seating begins at 1730.  Please plan to arrive by not later than 1815 to assure that we can keep the reserved tables.  Also those reserved and arriving by 1815 will receive a free PretzelBrezen, compliments of the Hippodrom.  

There is no cover charge and no advance payment for this evening.  In addition to the normal assortment of Bierzelt food, we can feast on the very special Kobe-beef hamburgers. 

AGBC member Linda Jo Rizzo will again lead the entertainment and will launch her special show around 8.00 p.m. Please get ready for dancing, good music and lots of fun for everyone.  There is no particular dress code, but if you have some Bavarian duds in your closet, please wear them to a wonderful evening. 

Last year we had around 900 guests attending. This year we can have more reserved seats, so let's join Dave to see if we can go over 1,000 this year.  Please tell your friends and anyone else who may be interested.  Everyone is invited.  Not only the MING and German/Bavarian-American Clubs are invited but individuals and individual groups as well.  To ensure that everyone gets a reserved seat, please inform Dave Dowdy at ddd@tripled.de by Wednesday, 24th April.

 

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Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Haar Disciples vs Ulm Falcons (Double Header)

Haar Disciples vs Ulm Falcons (Double Header)

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Batter up!  The Haar Disciples are now in the midst of another exciting 1st Baseball Bundesliga season.  Come on out and watch the entertainment.  Grilled burgers and refreshments are available.

 The regular season runs until mid-June with the playoffs started in early July.

 The home games take place at Sportpark Eglfing (Haar), Richard-Reitzner-Allee, 85540 Haar .  You can follow the Disciples action and find the full regular season game schedule at www.disciples.de.  Also, for live video access, watch American Tim Collins‘ play-by-play analysis and more at http://www.eurobaseballtv.com

 

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Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Haar Disciples vs Heidenheim Heidenköpfe (Double Header)

Haar Disciples – Baseball, Made in Germany - vs Heidenheim Heidenköpfe (Double Header

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Batter up!  With another strong season in 2018, the Haar Disciples are gearing up for another exciting 1st Baseball Bundesliga season in 2019.  Enjoy the start of the new season.  Grilled burgers and refreshments are available.

The April regular season schedule has the following home games on tap: 

·         Saturday, 6 April, 1200 – 1430  and 1530-1800 - Haar Disciples vs Heideneim Heidenköpfe (double header)

·         Saturday, 27th April, 1200-1430 and 1530-1800 – Haar Disciples vs Ulm Falcons (double header)

The regular season runs until mid-June with the playoffs started in early July.

The home games take place at Sportpark Eglfing (Haar), Richard-Reitzner-Allee, 85540 Haar .  You can follow the Disciples action and find the full regular season game schedule at www.disciples.de.  Also, for live video access, watch American Tim Collins‘ play-by-play analysis and more at http://www.eurobaseballtv.com

 

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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Amerika Haus Story (German)

Topic:          The Amerika Haus Story – The History, the Present and the Future

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Topic:          The Amerika Haus Story – The History, the Present and the Future

Presented by:  Dr. Meike Zwingenberger, Geschäftsführerin, Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbh – Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

Language:  German  

When:          Tuesday, 26th March 2019 (1800-2000).

Where:         Amerika Haus (temporary site), Barer Str. 19a, 80333 Munich

Entry:           Free

Transatlantic relations are a cornerstone of foreign policy. Economically the EU and the United States are the most interdependent regions worldwide. Hollywood's blockbusters run in each cinema.

Numerous connections between the two countries have evolved since the end of the Second World War. The America Haus facilities in Germany were key instruments of American foreign cultural and information policy and are still important America-related locations in Germany.

The Amerika Haus in Munich is the largest institution in Germany, devoted to the care of transatlantic relations today. Managing Director Dr. Meike Zwingenberger will present the history, todays varied activities and tasks, as well as plans for the future of the America Haus.

Sponsoring Organization: Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Amerika Haus Book Swap

Amerika Haus Book Swap – Exchange Your Old English Books- Sunday, 24 March

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Topic:       Amerika Haus Book Swap

Organizer:  Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

When:        Sunday, 24th March 2019 (1000-1600).

Where:       Amerika Haus (temporary site), Barer Str. 19a, 80333 Munich

Entry:         Free

Refreshment and literary cake will be available.

Book lovers: swap your old English books for new reading material! Leftover coupons from our last Book Swap are still valid.

This is how the Amerikahaus Book Swap works:

1. Pick your books you want to swap (English books only!)

2. Exchange them at the Amerikahaus for Book Swap Coupons

3. Use these coupons to swap other books

Remember: sharing is caring - please only swap books in good condition.

Bring your books with you on the day of the Book Swap or exchange them in advance for Book Swap Coupons at our reception (only from Monday, March 18, to Friday, March 22, during our regular business hours).

Book Swap Conditions - We want to make sure that you and the rest of our guests enjoy our Book Swap. In order to make this happen, we hope that you will accept the following conditions:

1.    You will get a certain number of coupons per book, mostly depending on the type of book (hardcover/paperback), its condition and its first publication year. You can use these coupons to swap for other books on the day of our Book Swap.

It was very challenging to come up with a system that is as fair as possible. Please be so kind and help us out by accepting our coupon allocation system. We fully understand if you think that some of your books are not being awarded enough coupons. In this case, please keep your book instead of swapping it. Bargaining would not be fair to other book swappers.

2.    Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will find books to your liking and/or for the exact amount of coupons you have received from us for your old books.

Please accept that you might leave with fewer books than you have dropped off – or, in the worst-case scenario, with no books at all.

Thank you for understanding and accepting the conditions above. We appreciate your support and we hope you will find many great reads!

 

 

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Mar
15
to Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

MING and IBCM members and friends are warmly invited to join the special events of

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations                                                                                               in Munich, 15th – 17th March,2019

Concerts – St. Patrick’s Mass – Parade

Organized by Munich Irish Network e.V. (MIN)

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Here come the Irish! “Let’s paint the town green again” - dress in green and march with us (ca.1500 in 62 groups) to the “green fun” at the Wittelsbacherplatz. For the first time, we are celebrating a full St. Patrick’s weekend in Munich. With activities starting already on Friday, 15th March, the St. Patrick’s Weekend culminates with the Munich’s 24th St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, 17th March (1200-1330). For the parade, we will meet 1145 at Müncher Freiheit (Feillitzschstrasse, near the McDonald’s), then proceed at 1200 down the Leopoldstrasse to Odeonsplatz. 

Weekend Programm:

Friday, 15th March

19:30: Hochschule für Philosophie, Kaulbachstr. 31a, 80539 München

           Classical concert “Melodies of Ireland”, the classical ballads of

           Thomas Moore, the „The Bard of Erin“, featuring Dean Power (Tenor),                  

           Sinéad Campbell-Wallace (Sopran), Una Hunt (Piano).

           Listen to the invitation by Dean Power

Tickets (20 €): book online at www.stpatricksday.de/melodies

Saturday, 16th March

12:00 – 18:00 Odeonsplatz: Paddy’s Food Truck Festival and Bands

18:00           St. Ludwig’s Church, Ludwigstr. 22:

                    St. Patrick’s Mass composed and directed by Fr. Liam Lawton

Sunday, 17th March

12:00 -13:30 from Münchner Freiheit to Odeonsplatz: The Big Parade

13:30 – 18:00 Wittelsbacher Platz:

                       Welcome addresses - Blessing of the shamrock,                                                                                   

                       After Parade Party featuring “Johnny Logan & Band” and more

 12:00 – 18:00 Odeonsplatz: Paddy’s Food Truck Festival and Bands

 After dark St. Patrick’s Day comes to a close with the “Official Greening”:

Illumination of BMW WELT, Olympic Tower, Opera House, KENNEDY’S, KILIANS

Now let’s pray for “Kaiserwetter”

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Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Timothy Snyder – A Defense of Freedom

Timothy Snyder – A Defense of Freedom:  On the Rise of Authoritarianism Today

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Speaker:  Prof Timothy Snyder, best-selling author, Levin Professor of History at Yale and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna

Organizers: The Yale Club of Germany e.V.,The Alumni Club of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation – Regional Chapter Munich, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations,Amerika-Institut LMU,Verlag C.H. Beck

When:  Thursday, 28th February 2019 (1830-2100)

Where:  LMU, Grosse Aula, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich

Cost:     Free

Registration is required:  https://en.xing-events.com/TimothySnyder.html

 Timothy Snyder will explain how anti-democratic forces have become a threat to democracy and will offer a way out. 

 When the Cold War ended, Americans and Europeans were lulled into a false sense of security. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as fascist ideas were used to justify rule by the wealthy. It has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and in the United States.

In his new book The Road to Unfreedom, which has just been published in German by C.H. Beck and is the basis of his talk, Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History at Yale and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, shows how anti-democratic forces have become a threat to democracy. And he also shows us the way out. 

Following the lecture, Stefan Kornelius, Head of the Foreign Policy Department of Süddeutsche Zeitung will join Professor Snyder for a discussion on ways to move forward in this time of uncertainty, followed by a Q&A with the audience. 

Welcome and introductory remarks:
Bartley Großerichter, Founder, Munich Dialogues on Democracy
Dr. Meike Zwingenberger, Executive Director, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

This event is part of the Munich Dialogues on Democracy Speakers Series.

Official Start in German Cinemas:  7 March 2019

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Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Ben Rhoades – In the White House – The Years with Barack Obama

Ben Rhoades – In the White House – The Years with Barack Obama

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Speaker:  Ben Rhoades, White House Speechwriter and Author of “The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House.”

Organizers: The Yale Club of Germany e.V., Amerika-Institut der LMU München, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, Verlag C.H. Beck, Munich Dialogues on Democracy

When:  Friday, 15th February 2019 (1900-2100)

Where:  LMU, Raum B101, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich

Language:  English

Cost:     Free

Registration is required:  https://en.xing-events.com/benrhodes.html

Ben Rhoades served as a close advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama throughout his 2 terms in office.  In his new book, he provides insights into the inner workings of U.S. politics today.

Throughout the 8 years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened in the heart of Barack Obama's Presidency. He was there as the nuclear agreement was negotiated with Iran, as the rapprochement with Cuba was initiated (and then abruptly fell with the election of Donald Trump), and as the decision to not intervene in Syria was cast.  He will describe some of the key dramas of the Obama Presidency, providing a number of intimate insights into the inner laws of politics. His book is a unique historical document and a lesson about what is possible in politics.

Ben Rhodes joined the Barack Obama campaign team in 2007 as a speechwriter. He later became Deputy National Security Adviser and served as one of President Obama’s closest aides and confidants. Today, he is co-Chair of the Organization of National Security Action in Washington.

Opening Words:

Dr. Jonathan Beck, Verlag C.H. Beck 

Dr. Andreas Etges, Amerika-Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Moderation:  Ingo Zamperoni, Television Moderator und Journalist

 

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