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 -              

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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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Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Bavarian American Academy Event – The Central Collecting Point in Munich

Bavarian American Academy Event – The Central Collecting Point in Munich

Speaker:       Prof. Dr. Iris Lauterbach, Honorary Professor, Munich Technical University

Moderator:    Dr. Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich
Topic:            “The Central Collection Point in Munich” – Collecting, Restoring and Returning of Art Stolen during WWII.

Presented byBavarian American Academy/Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations (Amerika Haus)

When:              Tuesday, 12th February 2019 (1900-2100)

Where:             Amerika Haus, Barerstr. 19A, 80333 Munich

Cost:     Free

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

One of the most remarkable projects in the aftermath of World War II in Europe was the restitution of numerous works of art that had been looted by German National Socialist agents from museums and private collections in occupied areas. Iris Lauterbach has mined vast archives in Germany and the United States to reconstruct and illustrate the history and procedures of the U.S. Army’s Office of Military Government at the Central Collecting Point in Munich. Run by the so-called Monuments Men, this was the headquarters of the collection, restoration, and return of massive numbers of works of art.

In her lecture, Iris Lauterbach tells the story of the U.S. Central Collecting Point, set up in the former Nazi Party headquarters at Königsplatz in Munich. She uncovers the stories of the people who worked there at a time of lingering political suspicions, narrates the research, conservation, and restitution process.

Prof. Dr. Iris Lauterbach studied art history, French and Italian philology in Mainz, Pavia and Paris. Since 1991 she is a member of the research department of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München and an honorary professor at the Munich Technical University since 2012. Her fields of research are architecture and the visual arts in National Socialism, cultural policy in postwar Germany, and European garden history.

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Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Bavarian American Academy - Special Film Viewing – Green Book

Bavarian American Academy - Special Film Viewing – Green Book

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Film:     2018 Golden Globe Winner Green Book (OmU) – for Best Comedy Film

Presented by:  Bavarian American Academy/Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations (Amerika Haus)

When:  Sunday, 27th January 2019 (1100-1330)

Where:  Munich Film Fachhochschule, Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 Munich

Cost:     Free

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

Official Start in German Cinemas:  29 January 2019

Taking place in 1962, the gifted pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Ali Mahershalai – 2018 Golden Globes winner for Best Supporting Actor) goes on a concert tour ranging from New York to the South. His driver is the Italian-American Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a simple man from the working class, who earns his living with odd jobs and as a bouncer. The contrast between the two could not be greater. However, they develop a close friendship as they journey together through a period that is beset by violence and segregation but characterized with humor and true humanity. In planning their trip, they rely on the Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for African American motorists which lists the few accommodations and restaurants that serve black guests.

This is a film about two different men who together go through ups and downs in developing a true friendship, one that is wonderfully funny and at the same time deeply moving. Director Peter Farrelly paints an authentic picture of an impressive tour in troubled times, a tragicomedy based on true events.

Greeting:Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, Bayerische Amerika-Akademie (BAA)
Introduction: Tim Moeck, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)

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Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Democrats Abroad Group - 2019 Women’s March in Munich – 19th January

Democrats Abroad Group - 2019 Women’s March in Munich – 19th January       What: 3rd Women’s March  When: Saturday, 19th January 2019  Time: 1400-1600 hours  Where: Meet at Siegestor/Geschwister-Scholl-Platz at 1400  Take a stand and march in Munich to affirm our values and speak up for those who cannot. In a similar vein to the 21 January 2017 and 20 January 2018 initiatives, the Munich Democrats Abroad Group will be joining with a number of Munich’s top international groups to again march in support of the global #MeToo movement.  We want to help show the current U.S. Administration that with a new Congress – with more women than ever – that it is time to focus on equality. Similar marches and vigils will again be taking place around the world as we join our fellow Americans in Washington D.C. to spur change and support the values we hold dear: tolerance, the Equal Rights Amendment and women's rights, religious freedom, facts, environmental protection, democracy, LGBT rights, black lives matter, science, peaceful co-existence, and the right to vote, to name a few.  Please save the date and plan to join us to make a constructive impact here in Munich. Last year’s march featured over 1,000 marchers. Let’s top that this year! There will likely be press on hand so spread the word. Our signs should be content and issue-driven and in good taste.  The starting point is Siegestor/Geschwister-Scholl-Platz (U-3 and U-6 Haltestelle Universität). We will then walk down the Ludwigstrasse to Odeonsplatz and then to Marienplatz.

Democrats Abroad Group - 2019 Women’s March in Munich – 19th January

What: 3rd Women’s March

When: Saturday, 19th January 2019

Time: 1400-1600 hours

Where: Meet at Siegestor/Geschwister-Scholl-Platz at 1400

Take a stand and march in Munich to affirm our values and speak up for those who cannot. In a similar vein to the 21 January 2017 and 20 January 2018 initiatives, the Munich Democrats Abroad Group will be joining with a number of Munich’s top international groups to again march in support of the global #MeToo movement.

We want to help show the current U.S. Administration that with a new Congress – with more women than ever – that it is time to focus on equality. Similar marches and vigils will again be taking place around the world as we join our fellow Americans in Washington D.C. to spur change and support the values we hold dear: tolerance, the Equal Rights Amendment and women's rights, religious freedom, facts, environmental protection, democracy, LGBT rights, black lives matter, science, peaceful co-existence, and the right to vote, to name a few.

Please save the date and plan to join us to make a constructive impact here in Munich. Last year’s march featured over 1,000 marchers. Let’s top that this year! There will likely be press on hand so spread the word. Our signs should be content and issue-driven and in good taste.

The starting point is Siegestor/Geschwister-Scholl-Platz (U-3 and U-6 Haltestelle Universität). We will then walk down the Ludwigstrasse to Odeonsplatz and then to Marienplatz.

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Jan
13
11:00 AM11:00

Bavarian American Academy - Special Film Showing – On the Basis of Sex

Bavarian American Academy - Special Film Showing – On the Basis of Sex

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Film:     On the Basis of Sex (OmU – German title: Die Berufung),

Presented by:  Bavarian American Academy/Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations (Amerika Haus)

When:  Sunday, 13 January 2019 (1100-1330)

Where:  Munich Film Fachhochschule, Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 Munich

Cost:     Free

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

Official Start in German Cinemas:  7 March 2019

This highly acclaimed film addresses the early career years of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Using a story approach, it complements the excellent, recently-released documentary RBG which was shown at the Munich Film Fachhochschule by the BAA on 9th December 2018.

One of three female U.S. Supreme Court Justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (85) has long been an icon for the women’s movement.   The setting is the U.S.in the 50’s, a time when women in the U.S. could not work as police officers or study at Princeton. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg wanted to change this world and persisted - she became one of the few women students at Harvard’s Law School.  Despite graduating at the top of her class, she had to settle for a position as a law professor although she preferred to tackle cases in the legal courts, a privilege then reserved of her male counterparts.

With the support of her husband, tax lawyer Marty Ginsburg, she handled the case of Charles Moritz. In caring for his ill mother, Mr. Moritz was denied the normal tax deductions for doing so – on the basis of his sex.  She was convinced that a long idle legal precedent applied to the situation.  With her iron will and sharp legal mind, she finally went to court and led a passionate fight against the sexual discrimination of women (and men).

Greeting:       Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm, Bayerische Amerika-Akademie (BAA)

Discussion:    Prof. Dr. Michaela Kezele, Frauenbeauftragte der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)

Introduction:  Tim Moeck (HFF)

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Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Carol Sing Event

MING Event - Christmas Carol Sing Event

 

Date:  Sunday, 16th December 2018

Time:   1400-1600

Where:  Church of the Ascension at the Emmauskirche, Seybothsstrasse 4, Laurinplatz, 81545 Munich-Harlaching

Info:  E-mail church@ascension-munich.com, website:  www.ascension-munich.com

Entrance is free but donations will be happily accepted.

 

Come and sing your favorite Christmas carols, sacred and secular.  This should be a lot of fun for all, so please join in. 

 

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Handel's Messiah Open Sing Event

MING Event – Handel’s Messiah Open Sing Event

 Date:  Sunday, 9th December 2018

Time:   1400-1600

Where:  Church of the Ascension at the Emmauskirche, Seybothsstrasse 4, Laurinplatz, 81545 Munich-Harlaching

Info:  E-mail church@ascension-munich.com, website:  www.ascension-munich.com

Entrance is free but donations will be happily accepted.

 

Join us to sing Handel’s Messiah with orchestra and soloists.  Bring a score if you have one.  This should be a lot of fun for all, so please join in. 

 

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Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

MING Event - 18th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

MING Event – “Friends of Linda Jo Rizzo” – 18th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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When:   Friday Evening, 23rd 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 16th Nov.  Pay to Linda Jo Rizzo at Münchner Bank: IBAN DE95 7019 0000 0108 9102 35, BIC GENODEF 1M01.

Reservations:  mail@ljmusic-events.de .    

Note:  If you do not reserve by 16th 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 54.00. 

 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 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 23rd November, the Hackerbräu and Linda also will host a similar Thanksgiving dinner event at Hackerhaus on the evening of 22nd November (US Thanksgiving Day).

Should you need to cancel, please inform Linda by not that than 16th November to obtain a refund; cancellations after 16th November cannot be refunded. 

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Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Amerika Haus Lecture - Jim McDermott - 2018 US Midterm Elections

Amerika Haus Lecture – Jim McDermott - The State of American Politics - The 2018 US Midterm Elections

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Speaker: Jim McDermott, M.D., former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1989-2016, 7th Congressional District, state of Washington).

Topic: The State of American Politics - The 2018 Midterm Elections

Language: English

Organizer: Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

When: Thursday, 12th October 2018, 1900-2100.

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

Cost: Free

Sign-up: reservierung@amerikahaus.de


As we advance toward U.S. midterm election day on 6th November, Jim McDermott will talk about the possible outcome of the elections. The midterms are often regarded as a referendum on the sitting President’s performance. This year, much seems to be at stake, and interest is high both inside and outside the U.S. Since Donald J. Trump’s 2016 election as President, the political landscape has changed: the country and its two major parties are deeply divided, old truths are increasingly called into question, and the future course of the country remains unclear. Congressman Jim McDermott will shed light on the elections and their possible outcomes, and will explain what this might mean for U.S. domestic politics and transatlantic relations.


James “Jim” Adalbert McDermott, M.D. was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 2016 for the 7th Congressional District of Washington. We over 40 years of public service in the federal and state government, he served on the United States House Ways and Means Committee, i.e. the House of Representatives’ chief tax-writing committee, and was a member of its Progressive Caucus. He has frequently appeared on major national and international media outlets and is known as an accomplished communicator – e.g. through his TEDx talks. Jim McDermott holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College in Illinois.

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Sep
16
to Sep 17

End of Summer Soul Jam - WaWi

End of Summer Soul Jam – Sunday, 16th September

Dave Dowdy’s Triple D Events is hosting this year’s End of Summer Soul Jam, featuring the best in Munich soul, funk and pop music.

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When:              Sunday, 16 September, 1200-1700
Where:             Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe, Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 Mnchen-Pullach (www.waldwirtschaft.de).  
Band:               Soulmaster Mel Canady and Chessboard
Sign-Up:         Please advise Dave (E-mail:  ddd@tripled.de) by not later than noon on Saturday, 15 September if you plan to attend.  This is essential for planning purposes.
 
The Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe invites you to the annual End of Summer Soul Jam.  Come on out and let's have some fun with the best of soul, funk and rhythm n' blues from Soulmaster Mel Canady and Chessboard.  Listen to the music of Chris Rhea, Johnny Guitar Watson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Doobie Brothers and more. The band will also feature the big horns from Charles Walker on sax and Butch Kellem on trombone. 

The Waldwirtschaft is one of the best beer gardens in Munich and offers a wide-variety of attractions (fully-equipped children's playground, mini-golf, etc.) plus good food and drink.  This is a perfect way to wind down the beer garden season and get ready for the Oktoberfest. 

Álso Dave will be celebrating his 72nd birthday there, and he would love to greet many of you and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of good music and dancing. 

You may reach the Waldwirtschaft per auto (limited parking is available), S-Bahn (S7 Isartalbahnhof) or per bicycle (the best way).

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