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Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Au Bon Vieux Temps, 1000 Brussels

    Historic Bar Tour
    January 24, 2017


    ATTENTION! CHANGE OF VENUE!


    Au Bon Vieux Temps
    Impasse St. Nicholas 4
    off Rue Marché Aux Herbes 12
    1000 Brussels 

    SORRY FOR THE LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE! The Cebudeco Warehouse will not be able to host the Historic Beer Tour for tomorrow night. So, instead of canceling the event, please join us at a charming, really-historic bar in central Brussels - Au Bon Vieux Temps!

    Please change your RSVP is you are NOT coming! We appreciate your attendance and apologize for the last minute change!

    This month we visit a historical bar in central Brussels. The location is near the Grand Place, the Bourse, and Le Théâtre Royal de Toone. Its entry way is deceiving as you enter a doorway with detailed architecture into an alleyway that would confuse its patrons. However, as you enter the bar, you are enchanted with a bar of years gone by.  

    Everyone is welcome and feel free to bring friends!


    Event Details:
    Date: 
    Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
    Time: 
    7:00 p.m. until ?
    Place:
    Au Bon Vieux Temps, Impasse St. Nicholas 4, off Rue Marché Aux Herbes 12, 1000 Brussels.
    Price: 
    Dependent on your own consumption.
    Sign up:
    If you had not registered previously, please sign up before 5 p.m. today. Thank you.

    To find the ACB group or for additional information:
    Text (or call) Carl Mir at 0494/27.97.63.

    • 27 Jan 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Renaissance Brussels Hotel

    Final Friday Drinks

    Friday, January 27, 2017
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


     

    Renaissance Brussels Hotel
    Rue du Parnasse 19
    1050 Brussels

    The American Club of Brussels invites you for an evening of fun, socializing and chatting! Everyone is welcome! Bring friends!

    We’ve arranged special deals on beer and wine and the cash bar is open to all. 

    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 pre-register. Thank you.

    Event url:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2410373



    • 28 Jan 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Will be provided to registrants.

    Champagne & Jazz Night


    Join us for a magical evening combining a perfect combination of bubbles and beats as the ACB will pair up a Champagne tasting with a wonderful night of jazz. Thanks to Patrick Menache for hosting the event and for providing and paying for the band!

    Event details:
    Date:
    Saturday, January 28th, 2017.

    Time:
    7:00 p.m.

    Place:
    Menache Residence. Details will be provided to those that register.

    Price:
    €35. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €30.

    Reservations
    are due by Thursday, January 26, at:

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2410377

    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Champagne and Jazz” 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, January 26. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 29 Jan 2017
    • CHEZWaWa

    Sneak-Peek Sunday Brunch
    at CHEZWaWa


    Hungry for breakfast burritos, sweet or savory quesadillas & enchiladas? If so, you are not the only one who has been missing this type of Mexican-morning-melted goodness... 

    Earlier this year CHEZWaWa Restaurant opened in the Châtelain district serving fresh and flavorful California-style Mexican food in an informal ‘modern taqueria’ setting. The American owner will now be launching a new CALI-MEX SUNDAY BRUNCH service from mid-February, and the ACB has been invited to organize an exclusive “Sneak-Peek Brunch” a few weeks prior to launch. Bring your taste-buds and opinions along!

    The price includes one breakfast burrito and an unlimited Cali-Mex buffet with an assortment of sweet and savory items, and standard filter-coffee or tea. Participants in this Sneak-Peek event will also receive one complimentary drink (a mimosa or a glass of organic orange juice or organic spumante).

    Event Details:
    Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017.
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Place: CHEZWaWa, rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels (tel. 02/534.63.30).
    Public Transportation: Bus 54 (Trinité), bus 60 (Washington), tram 81 (Trinité).
    Price: €30. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €25.
    Children 10 years old or younger receive a 50% discount (€15).
    Reservations are due by Thursday, January 26, at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2410395
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “CHEZWaWa Brunch” 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, January 26. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 04 Feb 2017
    • 2:45 PM
    • ING Art Center, 1000 Brussels
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    A Guided Visit to
    the Guggenheim Exhibition


    Jean Dubuffet, L'instant propice

    Join us on Saturday, February 4 for a guided visit of the Guggenheim Full Abstraction exhibition. This exhibition traces the origins and development of abstract art on both sides of the Atlantic from the 1940s to the 1960s, through masterpieces from two museums founded by the American collectors Solomon R. and Peggy Guggenheim.

    Abstract art is a concept used in many different contexts. This exhibition focuses on its true meaning, how and why it arose and how it spread in the United States and Europe. The artworks tell that story as well as the stories of their unusual collectors, each of whom in turn contributed to the recognition of this artistic movement.

    Abstraction is an exciting standpoint adopted by the artist, a direct way to give expression to feelings and visions. It is related to color, gestures, materials and a philosophy of life.

    For the visitor, viewing this style of art demands a particular mode of entering into the works in order to see them with “empathy”. This is the reason for the specific mise-en-scène, a decor with colorful fabrics intended to take the visitor away from the hustle and bustle of today’s society and place him or her within an ethereal setting, face to face with the masterpieces.

    After the visit, those who wish to may join us for a drink or a coffee in the neighborhood.

    Please note that this event is limited to 15 participants.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Saturday, February 4, 2017.
    Time:  2:45 p.m.
    Place:  ING Art Center, Place Royale/Koningsplein 6, 1000 Brussels.
    Public Transportation: buses 27, 38, 71, 95 and trams 92 and 93: Royale/Koning.
    Price: €20. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €15.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, February 1 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2435337
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Guggenheim” 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 1. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 05 Feb 2017
    • 11:00 PM
    • Hard Rock Cafe, 1000 Brussels

    The Big Game at the Hard Rock Cafe

    Sunday, February 5, 2017
    11:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.


    Click here for full-size view.

    Big Game Package: €59.95 per person, including chicken wings, a Legendary Burger of your choice, 5 beers or 5 glasses of wine, midnight snacks and brownie squares after 3rd Quarter.

    The first 10 persons who arrive dressed up as an American Football Player (jersey, shoulders, helmet), will receive a wristband for “unlimited Carlsberg draft beer” during the entire evening! (Only for personal consumption.)

    For information and reservation:
    check the Hard Rock event calendar
    or contact brussels_sales@hardrock.com.

    • 07 Feb 2017
    • -

    First Tuesday Lunch

    Sorry! No lunch this month.

    (Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5)

    • 08 Feb 2017
    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 11 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 (American 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

    •  •  •

    2017 dates open for your suggestions:
    • May 10
    • June 14
    • August 9
    • September 13
    • October 11
    • November 8
    • December 13
          

    On February 8, Sue Frick will present:


    The Nightingale
    by Kristin Hannah (USA)

    Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels, including the blockbuster Firefly Lane and #1 bestsellers Night Road and Home Front. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii with her husband.

    Synopsis:
    Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when World War II strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated, so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.

    As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
    (from Goodreads)

      

    On March 8, Kim Masiero will present:

    The Wonder
    by Emma
    Donoghue (Ireland/Canada)

    The Irish Midlands, 1859. An English nurse, Lib Wright, is summoned to a tiny village to observe what some are claiming as a medical anomaly or a miracle - a girl said to have survived without food for months. Tourists have flocked to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell, and a journalist has come down to cover the sensation.

    The Wonder is a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

     

    On April 12, Ana Ooms will present:


    The Swans of Fifth Avenue
    by Melanie Benjamin
    (USA)

    Melanie Benjamin is an American author, native of the Midwest and living in Chicago, known for writing historical novels. Her bibliography includes The Aviator’s Wife (about Ann Morrow Lindbergh), Alice I Have Been (Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland) and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (the story of 32-inch-tall Lavinia Warren Stratton). 

    The Swans of Fifth Avenue, her latest novel, is the story of how Truman Capote gains an unlikely entrée into the lives of Manhattan’s elite through his friendships with the socialites he called his swans. He was particularly favored by Babe Paley and, through her, he was given unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of her powerful friends. But a story teller cannot keep a secret, and Truman Capote least of all, even if it leads to his downfall after parts of his unfinished novel Answered Prayers are published in Esquire magazine. 

    Readers who would like to become more familiar with the topic of the book can read up on it following this link:  http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/12/truman-capote-answered-prayers

     

    On July 12, Geneviève Bergiers will present:

    The Shipping News
    by Annie Proulx (USA)

    The American novelist Annie Proulx was a journalist before becoming a novelist. She lived in Vermont, then in Wyoming, spending part of the year in northern Newfoundland on a small cove. She now lives in Seattle, Washington.

    The Shipping News won the Pulitzer and the U.S. National Book award.

    Synopsis:
    Quoyle's life is collapsing after his parents' joint suicide and his unfaithful wife Petal being killed in a car accident.
    His aunt Agnis Hamm convinces him to make a new beginning by returning to their ancestral home in Newfoundland. He learns deep and disturbing secrets about his ancestors that emerge in strange ways...

    Nevertheless, as Quoyle builds his new life, he is transformed...

      
    More info about the Clubs:
    • 14 Feb 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Cebudeco, 1020 Brussels

    Second Tuesday
    Historic Bar Tour

    February 14, 2017


    L'Atelier
    Rue Elise 77
    1050 Brussels (Ixelles)

    Join other beer and Brussels lovers on Valentine’s Day as we embark on another Second Tuesday Historic Bar Tour social hour. This month we leave the central city and travel to the Ixelles neighborhood for an unusual bar, which is one of the first bars in Brussels. The L’Atelier bar features a wall board with a great variety of beers to choose from within every category. The entrance is very unassuming so don’t be fooled… it’s a treat for all beer lovers. L’Atelier features a “warm atmosphere with candles, large beers' choice, located at a stone's throw from the university, this bar is still appreciated by” all generations. L’Atelier accepts cash only (ATMs nearby).

    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.

    Event Details:
    Date
    : Tuesday, February 14.
    Time
    : 6:30 p.m.
    Place
    : Rue Elise 77, 1050 Brussels (Ixelles).
    Price
    : Dependent on your own consumption.
    Please register
    by Monday, February 13, at  http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2443107
    so that we know how many to expect. Thank you.

    Further information or to find the ACB group:
    Text or call Carl Mir at 0494/27.97.63.

    • 16 Feb 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Le Relais St. Job

    Dine-Out at Le Relais St. Job
    February 16, 2017
    (original date was January 26)


    Please join us for our February Dine-Out on Thursday, February 16 at the Relais St. Job, which is a brasserie located on the Place de Saint-Job in Uccle, a busy square whose roots go back to the days of the former 16th century castle of the Lords of Carloo. Part of the restaurant was once the local post staging house, hence the name. This has long been a favorite of your Dine-Out committee members, and we are pleased to announce the first ACB Dine-Out at this restaurant.

    Dine-outs are a great opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. If you have not yet been to a Dine-Out, or are looking to discover new restaurants in Brussels, this is the event for you.

    MENU

    Apéritif

     Choice of Starters
      
    Fondus au fromage
    or
    Carpaccio de boeuf

     Choice of Main Courses
       
    Coquelet sauce estragon,
    pommes croquettes

    or
    Filet de dorade farcie aux herbes
      
    Choice of Desserts
      
    Crème brûlée
    or
    Glace au spéculoos

    Please indicate your menu choices when registering. Thank you.

    Event Details:
    Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017.
    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    Place: Relais St. Job, Place de Saint-Job 1, 1080 Brussels (tel. 02/375.57.24).
    Public Transportation: Bus 60 (Gare St. Job) Tram 92 (Place St. Job).
    Price: €50. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €45.
    Price includes an apéritif, water, and half a bottle of red or white wine per person.
    Reservations are due by Tuesday, February 14 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2409895
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “February Dine-Out” 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 Tuesday, February 14. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

     

    • 20 Feb 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • CHEZWaWa

    Game Night


    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 taking it back 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 see you there!

    Event details:
    Date: Monday, February 20, 2017.
    Time: 7:00 p.m. until ?
    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 Thursday, February 16, at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2443117
    Cancellations
    are possible until noon on Thursday, February 16.


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