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Upcoming events

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • See event details.


    The Canadian Club of Belgium,
    The American Club of Brussels &
    The American Women's Club of Brussels

    welcome you to our Reading Group
    on the second Wednesday of the month
    [7:00–9:00 p.m.]

    (CCB, ACB and AWCB members only)

    We ask you to present a book of your choice (U.S. or Canadian authors preferred) that you have read and really enjoyed. This will give all members, passionate about reading, a chance to read and discuss different literary genres.

    Even if you have not read the selected book and if you do not have a book you wish to present, please feel free to join us anyway – even at the last minute.

    Reading Group Contact
    (also for venue details)
    Geneviève Bergiers
    Tel. 02/660.57.65
    genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be

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    2018 date open for your suggestions: December 12
         
     On October 10, Heidi Hunter will present

    In the Garden of the Beats
    by Erik Larson


    It is the early 1930’s and George Messersmith, the American Consul General in Nazi Germany, learns of an attack on an American by Nazi soldiers. He realizes that Germany is gearing up for a war of conquest, but he cannot make the government in Washington understand this. The new ambassador is due to arrive soon and the job of providing vital perspective to Washington will be someone else’s to navigate.

    In 1933, William E. Dodd, a Democrat from North Carolina, is seeking a change from his professorship at the University of Chicago to finish his book series on the Old South. Franklin D. Roosevelt is seeking for someone to fill the position of ambassador to Germany and is having difficulty finding anyone who will accept it. He approaches Dodd, number 25 on his list, who accepts the position so he can have one last time with his entire family: his wife; his son, Bill, Jr.; and his daughter, Martha (who is in the midst of divorcing her husband). The family sails to Germany and establishes themselves in a luxury hotel in Berlin. Dodd gives himself the mission to convince America that the bleak picture the press has painted of Nazi Germany is inaccurate, that in fact the people are pleasant and the country is beautiful.

    This historical fiction account of the years leading up to World War II provides intriguing background on the perspectives of the U.S., the press, the role of U.S. diplomacy and the Dodd family personal choices in the development of events.  Themes such as “fake news”, heroism, bravery, fear and persecution of outsiders and the role of journalistic freedom feature in this intriguing perspective to the beginning of the war. 

    Venue: please contact genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be

    On November 14Sujin Chan-Allen will present

    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Sillicon Valley Startup
    by John Carreyrou


    Synopsis: Bad Blood chronicles the sensational rise and collapse of Theranos, the multi-billion dollar tech startup. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes made giant waves in Silicon Valley. A Stanford dropout who bedazzled even prominent investors and business executives, her startup "unicorn" promised  to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. However, the technology did not work. To cover this up, Theranos silenced critics with extremely aggressive tactics. 

    Noted as the "biggest corporate fraud" since Enron, the story charts the inner workings of Theranos and the extreme hubris that ultimately led to disintegration of the company and prosecution in 2018. 

    Author: John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist with The Wall Street Journal. He has worked for the paper since 1999 and has been based in Brussels, Paris, and New York. John Carreyrou was born to French journalist Gérard Carreyrou. His mother is American. He grew up in France. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

    Venue: 
    Aspria La Rasante restaurant
    Rue Sombre 56
    1200 - Woluwe-St-Lambert 
    Tel.  02 609 19 73
    Metro Line 1 station Tomberg + 10 min. walk 
    Bus 28 stop Slegers + 2 min. walk
    Bus 42 stop Slegers + 4 min. walk
            

    More info about the Clubs:

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Avenue Louise 91-93, 1050 Brussels
    Registration is closed

    The Hoover Belgian-U.S. Legacy Gala Dinner
    100th Anniversary end WWI

    Friday October 19, 2018 - 7.00 p.m.

      

    We are very pleased to announce that
    H.E. Ronald J. Gidwitz, the new US Ambassador to Belgium,
    will join our second annual Hoover Gala Dinner/100th Anniversary end of WWI.

    On October 19, the American Club of Brussels will hold The Hoover Belgian-U.S. Legacy Gala Dinner – 100th Anniversary to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI and the transformation of the Commission for Relief in Belgium into the Belgian American Education Foundation (BAEF). We will celebrate and commemorate the courage and initiative of several individuals on each side of the Atlantic who came together in a partnership to help sustain Belgium and the subsequent legacy in the field of education that came out of this initiative.

    In late October 1918, some 100,000 American soldiers were fighting next to their Belgian, British and French comrades in Belgium to liberate the country. At the same time, the Commission for Relief in Belgium continued to alleviate the population’s near starvation, thanks to the support of Herbert Hoover and of leading figures such as Emile Francqui, of the then Société Générale de Belgique. The Commission supplied six million tons of food to help keep the citizens of Belgium and Northern France alive during World War I.

    After the war, the remaining funds were used to help rebuild Belgium, particularly in the fields of education and academic research.

    This year's Hoover Gala Dinner will also provide us the opportunity to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program

    Hoover Gala Dinner - 100th Anniversary - Program

    At 7.00 p.m., we will welcome you in the foyer with an apéritif while you listen to music provided by the SHAPE band.

    At 7.45 p.m., we will move to the ballroom for the program which will consist of speakers explaining the legacy and the current status, and a three-course dinner, including wine (red/white), water and coffee/tea.

    MENU

    Bonbon de Parme à la Mozarella,
    aubergines, cubes de panais, tomates,
    mesclun et salade - sauce balsamique

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    Magret de canard rôti,
    duchesse de pommes douces au curry
    et baby épinards, 
    sauce bordelaise au moût de raisins

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    Cube à la mousse d'orange sanguine
    et quatre épices, strass au chocolat

    After dinner, a cash bar will be available. Throughout the evening, we will enjoy the fabulous music provided by the SHAPE band so you can dance the night away or simply listen to the music as you enjoy your favorite drink.

    The all-inclusive price for this memorable event is €80 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members and €95 for non-members.

    We hope to see many of you present for what promises to be a very memorable evening in a marvelous setting!

    Gala Sponsors:

        

    Event Details:
    Date: 
    Friday, October 19, 2017.

    Time:
    7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

    Place:
     Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Avenue Louise 91-93, 1050 Brussels

    Price:
    €95. ACB, AWCB & CCB members receive a discounted price of €80.

    Public Transportation: Tram 81, 93 and 94 - Bus 54 (stop: Bailli)

    Dress Code:
    Business attire.

    Reservations
    are due by Monday, October 15,
    at:

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3044425

    Payment
    in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Hoover Gala 2018” in the reference section of the bank transfer. 

    Cancellations
    are possible until noon on Tuesday, October 10. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • La fleur en papier doré, rue des Alexiens 53-55, 1000 Brussels
    Register

    Final Friday Drinks
    Friday, October 26
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

    La fleur en papier doré
    rue des Alexiens 53-55
    1000 Brussels

    Let's enjoy a beautiful night at La fleur en papier doré in Brussels. Join us to (re)discover this unique corner of Brussels, full of artifacts of the rich cultural and artistic history that has passed through our eclectic city.
    We have reserved a few tables in the back room for a cosy and friendly evening. 

    Final Friday events are held the last Friday of each month and take place at different, great locations throughout the city. So plan to attend future Final Fridays as well.

    Please register at: http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3056223

    Thank you.

    Location: 
    La fleur en papier doré
    rue des Alexiens 53-55
    1000 Brussels 

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    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alice Cocktail Bar, Avenue Louise 190, 1050 Brussels
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    Second Tuesday Bar Tour
    Alice Cocktail Bar
    Tuesday  November 13, 2018 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.

       

    Alice Cocktail Bar
    Avenue Louise 190
    1050 Brussels

    As we continue to embark on our historic bar tour in November, we visit a cocktail bar that “offers a speakeasy vibe where you can enjoy a delicious cocktail overlooking Brussels's chic Avenue Louise.” The bar is located above the Rouge Tomate Restaurant in a renovated building belonging to a former Brussels prominent society member. In fact, Alice was her name and the bar is located in her former bedroom. The Bar has a very large and comfortable lounge area ideal for socializing with friends (and new ones) and having a beer, or a cocktail. Alice also has a humidor in the rear for the cigar aficionados. If we are lucky, there will be some live musical entertainment that evening.

    The Historic Bar Tour events are held the second Tuesday of each month and take place at different and great locations throughout the city of Brussels.  Everyone is welcome and feel free to bring friends!

    Any suggestions for new bars are considered as well!

    Event Details:
    Date: Tuesday November 13, 2018
    Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Place: Alice Cocktail Bar, avenue Louise 190, 1050 Brussels 
    Public Transport: 
    Price: Dependent on your own consumption.
    Websitehttp://www.rougetomate.be/
    Please register by Monday, November 12
    at http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3087475 so that we know how many to expect. Thank you.

    Call or text Carl to find where the group may be sitting… if you cannot find us!
    (0494 27 97 63)

    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 10:15 AM
    • Bozar, rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
    • 14
    Register

    A Guided Visit to the Exhibition
    “Beyond Klimt: New Horizons in Central Europe, 1914-1938”
    Saturday, November 17, 2018
    10:15 a.m.


    The end of WWI and of the Austro-Hungarian Empire coincided with the revival of major developments in the art world. Political and economic shifts led to new ideas and artistic migrations and art networks sprang up all over the place. Artists met up in art centers and international associations and used magazines to communicate across political borders. They believed their artistic identity was more important than their nationality.

    Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is the author of more than 200 paintings, muralssketches, and other art object. His primary subject was the female body and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. The Woman in Gold movie features one of his works (Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I).

    This is a great opportunity to discover the works of Klimt, Josef Capek, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, László Moholy-Nagy and 75 other artists whose first ambition was to break with the old styles and shake up the artistic codes.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people. After the visit, those who wish to may join us for a drink or a coffee in the neighborhood.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Saturday, November 17, 2018.
    Time: 10:15 a.m.
    Place: 
    Meeting point at the entrance of BOZAR, rue Ravenstein 23 Ravensteinstraat, 1000 Brussels 
    Public transport: Metro: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station; buses 38 and 71: Bozar; trams 92, 93: Palais/Paleizen
    Price: €27 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members; Non-members: €35
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, November 14 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3054056
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Klimt Bozar” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
    Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, November 14. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 22 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place, rue Auguste Orts 3-7, 1000 Brussels

    Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thursday, November 22, 2018



    Brussels Mariott Hotel Grand Place
    Rue Auguste Orts 3-7
    1000 Brussels


    More information to follow

    Be sure to save the date in your agenda


    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.


    The American Club of Brussels and our friends at CHEZWaWa invite you to join us as we revive that greatest of traditional past times, 'The Game Night'! We're going back in time to the days before the internet and bringing the board games back. Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble...Snakes & Ladders! Hell, weather permitting, we could even try some Twister for the more flexible among us.

    If you have any board games at home, please bring them along and join in the fun!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event details:
    Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Place: CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels (tel. 02/534.63.30).
    Public Transportation: Bus 54 (Trinité), bus 60 (Washington), tram 81 (Trinité).
    Price: depending on your own consumption.
    Reservations are due by Friday, November 24, at:

    https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/American-Club-of-Brussels/events/253125520/
    Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • To be confirmed
    Register

    Final Friday Drinks
    Friday, November 30
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

        

    Final Friday events are held the last Friday of each month and take place at different, great locations throughout the city. More info to follow...

    Please register at: http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3091340

    Thank you.

    Location: 
    To be confirmed

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    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Place Royale 3, 1000 Brussels
    • 20
    Register

    A Guided Visit to the Exhibition
    Berlin 1912-1932
    Saturday, November 8, 2018
    11:00 
    a.m.

    The exhibition ‘Berlin 1912-1932’ focuses on politicized art and the urban challenges of the modern but war-scarred metropolis between 1912 and 1932. With a Belgian view of the German art scene in mind, it pays special attention to an everyday reality that was marked by crisis and utopia, ravage and euphoria, misery and decadence.

    Known as the ‘Golden twenties’, this gripping era comes alive again through more than 200 major artworks by Otto Dix, Raoul Hausmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Kazimir Malevich, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Hannah Höch… 

    Discover an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, films and architecture, and experience one of the most fascinating chapters of our history.

    Our guide will once again be the excellent Lieve De Jonghe.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 20 people.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Saturday, December 8, 2018.
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Place: Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Place Royale 3, 
    1000 Brussels 
    Public transport: Metro: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station or Parc/Park; buses 27, 38 and 71: Royale; trams 92, 93: Royale
    Price: €20 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members; Non-members: €25
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, December 5 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3087204
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Berlin” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
    Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, December 5. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hard Rock Café, Grand-Place, Brussels
    Register

    Holiday Reception
    on the Grand-Place

    Hard Rock Café
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    6:00-8:00

       

    Join us on the evening of Monday, December 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the ACB’s Holiday Reception! One of the Club’s most popular events, the reception will be held in the Gallery, a private room at the Hard Rock Café on the Grand-Place/Grote Markt. Join us for a welcome glass of cava, followed by an open bar with wine, beer, soft drinks, water and finger food (delicious mini hickory burgers, mini cheeseburgers, mini tupelo tenders and their honey mustard sauce) at one of the most beautiful buildings on the Grand-Place, complete with a fabulous view of the Christmas tree and the sound and light show.

    We will have a tombola with nice prizes, so be sure to bring your business cards!

    We look forward to seeing many of you for what promises to be a magical evening and a marvelous way to kick off the holiday season.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Monday, December 10, 2018
    Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Place: Hard Rock Café, Grand-Place 12A, 1000 Brussels
    Price: €35 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members; Non-members: €40

    Public Transportation:  Buses: 38, 63, 65, 71, 86: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station; Buses 48 & 95: Grand Place/Grote Markt; Metro lines 1 & 5: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station.
    Sign up: Reservations are due by Thursday, December 6 at 

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3087650
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Holiday Reception 2018” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
    Cancellations are possible until noon on Thursday, December 6. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


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