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    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 4 sessions
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    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

    •  •  •

    2019 date open for your suggestions: January 9, February 13 & March 13
         
    On December 12Helga Aunemo will present

    The end of the end of the earth
    by Jonathan Franzen

    About the author

    Jonathan Franzen (born 1959) is the author of The Corrections, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for fiction; the novels The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion; and two works of nonfiction, How to Be Alone and The Discomfort Zone, all published by FSG. His fourth novel, Freedom, was published in the fall of 2010.

    Franzen's other honors include a 1988 Whiting Writers' Award, Granta's Best Of Young American Novelists (1996), the Salon Book Award (2001), the New York Times Best Books of the Year (2001), and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (2002).

    About the book (published in 2018)

    The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like “a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames of shame, is to run straight into them.” For the past twenty-five years, even as his novels have earned him worldwide acclaim, Franzen has led a second life as a risk-taking essayist. Now, at a moment when technology has inflamed tribal hatreds and the planet is beset by unnatural calamities, he is back with a new collection of essays that recall us to more humane ways of being in the world.

    Franzen’s great loves are literature and birds, and The End of the End of the Earth is a passionate argument for both. Where the new media tend to confirm one’s prejudices, he writes, literature “invites you to ask whether you might be somewhat wrong, maybe even entirely wrong, and to imagine why someone else might hate you.” Whatever his subject, Franzen’s essays are always skeptical of received opinion, steeped in irony, and frank about his own failings. He’s frank about birds, too (they kill “everything imaginable”), but his reporting and reflections on them—on seabirds in New Zealand, warblers in East Africa, penguins in Antarctica—are both a moving celebration of their beauty and resilience and a call to action to save what we love.

    Calm, poignant, carefully argued, full of wit, The End of the End of the Earth provides a welcome breath of hope and reason.

    Venue
    The Avenue by Barsey
    Avenue Louise 381
    1000 - Brussels
    Phone: 02 641 51 37 

    On January 9Geneviève Bergiers will present

    Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?
    by Frans de WAAL


    Frans de Waal is a primatologist and ethologist. He is Professor of Primate Behaviour at the University of Atlanta and a Member of the Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    The book opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed and how we have underestimated their abilities for too long…

    Venue
    please contact Geneviève Bergiers
    Tel. 02/660.57.65
    genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be
     

    More info about the Clubs:

    • 08 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Boulevard de l'Impératrice 3 - 1000 Brussels
    Register

    Second Tuesday Bar Tour
    Brasserie 28 By Caulier
    Tuesday January 8 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.

             

    Brasserie 28 By Caulier
    Boulevard de l'Impératrice 3
    1000 Brussels

    A great start to the new year would be to come to first Second Tuesday Bar Tour of the year as we travel to the heart of Brussels. Brasserie 28 By Caulier is a newer bar but carries an old line of Belgian beers made by Caulier, which began brewing in 1842. With enough participants, they will explain the history of their beers as well as the brewery. The craft beers by Caulier are low-carb, organic beers. Be informed and enjoy a bit of history as well. Enjoy these Belgian beers in a trendy location in the exterior part of the building of the Gare Centrale.  More information can be found at their website (https://www.caulier.be).

    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!

    Event Details
    Date: 
    Tuesday, January 8, 2019   
    Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
    Place: Boulevard de l'Impératrice 3 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Price: Dependent on your own consumption!!
    Please register by Monday, January 7, so that we know how many of you to expect for the reservation: 
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3149101

    Call or text (+32 494 27 97 63) Carl to find where the group may be sitting… if you cannot find us!

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Brussels Bowling, avenue des Saisons 92c, 1050 Brussels
    Register

    Third Annual Bowling Tournament
    Thursday, January 17 - 7:00 p.m.

          

    Come join us for a night of bowling and billiards in our favorite American themed hall, Brussels Bowling. Even if you won’t be joining the activities come enjoy a drink with us.

    Your fee of €25/€30 will include shoes, two games of bowling and food from our favorite CaliMex restaurant ChezWawa. You will pay €15 if you just want to come enjoy the food and the ambiance.

    Event Details:
    Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Place: Brussels Bowling, Avenue des Saisons 92c, 1050 Brussels
    Price: €25 for ACB and AWCB members, €30 for non-members. 
    Reservations are due by Wednesday 16, at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3155994
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Bowling” 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 January 10th. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

    If you are late or cannot come at the last minute, please call Brian Dunhill at 0483.392.695 so appropriate arrangements can be made.

    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 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, January 22, 2019
    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, January 18 here

    Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Au Vieux Saint-Martin, Grand Sablon 38, 1000 Brussels

    Dine-Out at Vieux Saint-Martin
    Thursday, January 9, 2019 - 7.30 p.m.
                   

    Au Vieux Saint-Martin
    Grand Sablon 38
    1000 Brussels

    More information to follow...

    Event Details:
    Date:
    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Place: Au Vieux Saint-Martin, Grand Sablon 38, 1000 Brussels

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 1:15 PM
    • Kanal Museum, Quai des Péniches, 1000 Brussels
    • 15
    Register

    A Guided Visit to the Kanal-Centre Pompidou
    Saturday, January 26, 2019
    1:15 p
    .m.

    The American Club of Brussels proposes a unique cultural immersion in the former Citröen garage, an extraordinary building of steel and glass and a masterpiece of Brussels’ industrial architecture in the 1930s.  

    The result of a partnership between the Brussels Region, the Kanal Foundation and the Pompidou Center, Kanal-Centre Pompidou is designed to become the largest cultural institution in Brussels, with 35,000 m2 devoted to artistic creation in all its forms.

    Before the building transformations, and the final opening in 2022/2023, Kanal-Centre Pompidou showcases an exceptional cultural heritage, rich in history and preserved in its current state. Benefiting from collections from the Centre Pompidou, the former Citroën garage hosts several exhibitions mixing visual arts, design, architecture, major installations and creations by Brussels-based artists, as well as a program of performing-arts shows.

    Before the visit, why not enjoy lunch in the Kanal Street Food Market, opened as of noon. Flagship stores such as Pistola, Wild food truck or Le Bar à Vins on nearly 500m² offer the visitor a wonderful journey to the land of taste.

    Come and admire a unique Brussels landmark, where industrial space and contemporary art merge masterfully.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people.

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
    Time: 1:15 p.m.
    Place: Kanal Museum, Quai des Péniches, 1000 Brussels
    Parking: We strongly advise against coming by car as traffic and parking might be problematic.
    Public transport: Metro: Line 2 and 6 (Yser stop); Bus: 47, 58, 88 (Yser stop)
    Price: €20 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members; Non-members: €25
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, January 23, at: http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3154699
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Kanal” 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, January 23. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 03 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • to be confirmed

     Brussels Super Bowl Party
    Sunday, February 3, 2019


    The Brussels Super Bowl Party is the biggest Super Bowl event in Brussels. The 2019 edition will take place on February 3, 2018.

    The event is co-hosted by the American Club of Brussels and The Growth of a Game. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. There will be music, trivia, games, prizes, giveaways, interviews, and more. The Growth of a Game will also be selling American football merchandise including footballs, mouth guards, gloves, NFL jerseys, hats, and much more. 

    Come meet other American football fans in Belgium as well as players and coaches from the 20+ American football teams in the country.

    More information to follow...

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Boulevard de l'Impératrice 3 - 1000 Brussels
    Register

    Second Tuesday Bar Tour
    Barabar
    Tuesday February 12 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.

      

    Barabar
    Chaussée de Waterloo 862
    1180 Brussels

    The Second Tuesday Bar Tour makes a stop in Uccle, or Ukkel, during Happy Hour (18h to 20h). We invite you to meet new friends and bring a crowd to explore this lively bar in the Uccle commune of Brussels. The Barabar offers a vast assortment of liquids from beers to cocktails to more beers.

    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!

    Event Details:
    Date: 
    Second Tuesday, February 12, 2019   
    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
    PlaceChaussée de Waterloo 862, 1180 Uccle, Belgium
    Price: Dependent on your own consumption!!
    Please register by Monday, February 11, so that we know how many of you to expect for the reservation at http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3154935.

    Call or text (+32 494 27 97 63) Carl to find where the group may be sitting… if you cannot find us!

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 10:45 AM
    • ING Art Center, Place Royale 6, 1000 Brussels
    • 20
    Register

    Guided Visit to
    “Revolutions – Records and Rebels – 1966-1970”
    Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:45 a.m.


    The scent of Flower Power is in the air …

    Embark upon an odyssey that plunges you into the ideas, aspirations, utopic visions and the thirst for freedom of the late 60s. This was also a time of activism and anti-establishment demonstrations.  These cultural, social, artistic and technological revolutions, which all took place between 1966 and 1970, have shaped our current lifestyles and still have an impact on how we look to the future today.

    Put on your headphones and immerse yourself in the sounds of the most iconic artists of the era (The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell). Take a trip from the streets of Swinging Sixties London, into the heart of the May ’68 demonstrations in Paris, passing by the Summer of Love in San Francisco, dipping into the world of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, soaking up the Woodstock festival vibe or chilling in the counter-culture of the underground movement.

    This is a unique opportunity to discover more than 350 symbolic objects of this period, including fashion, design, graphic design and photography, all displayed in a three-dimensional setting with videos.

    This exhibition was created by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and includes subjects specific to Belgium such as the student demonstrations in Leuven and the Amougies festival. This was considered as the first European Woodstock and took place in Belgium with a line-up featuring Pink Floyd, Yes, Ten years After and Frank Zappa.

    A not-to-be-missed revolutionary exhibition!    

    Please note that this visit is limited to 20 people.

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
    Time: 10:45 a.m.
    Place: ING Art Center, Place Royale 6, 1000 Brussels
    Public transport: Bus: 27, 38, 71, 95 – (Stop ‘Royale’); Tram: 92, 93 – (Stop ‘Royale’)
    Price: €15 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members; Non-members: €22
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, February 13, at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3154803
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Revolutions” 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, February 13. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 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, February 19, 2019
    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, February 15 here
    Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
    • Mig's World Wines, chaussée de Charleroi 43, 1060 Brussels
    • 14
    Register

    Whisky Tasting:
    An introduction to the World of Whiskies

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

        

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about whisky (but didn’t dare to ask)?

    Here is a unique opportunity for you to discover the world of whisky while having fun.  The tasting session will take place at Mig’s World Wines, a purveyor of fine wines and spirits, and led by Ray Walker who has been Mig’s whisky collaborator for the past 5 years.   

    You will be sampling six different whiskies and we will finish with a tasting of Mig’s personal and rated 5-year old Belgian Owl Whisky. 

    You will also:

    • taste the four main types of whisky
    • identify the two methods of distillation used to produce whisky and the grains they use
    • appreciate the importance of blending
    • And understand the two factors that most influence the final taste:
      • the use - or not - of peat in the production of a single malt whisky
      • the barrel(s) the whisky has been matured in as up to 70% of the final taste of the whisky comes through the interaction of the whisky with the wood of the barrel.

    The price includes the tasting of the whiskies, snacks, smoked salmon sandwiches, explanatory notes and a great atmosphere. In addition, Mig’s will offer a 10% discount of any sales made on the evening. 

    Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people.

    Event Details:
    Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Place: Mig’s World Wines, Chaussée de Charleroi 43, 1060 Brussels
    Public transport: Metro: 2, 6 (Stop Louise); Bus and Tram: 8, 33, 92, 93, 97
    Parking: Wiltcher’s Parking, Avenue Louise 83a, 1050 Brussels
    Price: €35 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members; Non-members: €40
    Reservations are due by Monday, February 18, at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3153714
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Whisky” 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 Monday, February 18. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


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