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    • 10 Feb 2016
    • 11 May 2016
    • 4 sessions
    • Various - See event description.
    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

    •  •  •

    February 10 Presented by Marjorie Kanter
     

    Small Talk
    by Marjorie Kanter (USA)

    Marjorie Kanter was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has lived in Spain for the past 30 years.
    • Small Talk
    is a compilation of short literary or poem-like pieces based on the author's experience or imagination.
    Marjorie Kanter will read some of her texts and facilitate an interactive session that will include a discussion of some of the themes highlighted in her texts and present some ideas for sparking writing and journal keeping.

    Venue:
    Le Grand Café
    Boulevard Anspach 78
    1000 Brussels
    Tel. 02/513.02.03

    March 9 Presented by Laura Richard


    Elle
    by Dou
    glas Glover (Canada)

    Elle is a lusty, subversive riff on the discovery of the New World, the moment of first contact. Based on a true story, Elle chronicles the ordeals and adventures of a young French woman marooned on the desolate Isle of Demons during Jacques Cartier's ill-fated third and last attempt to colonize Canada.

    Venue:
    COOK & BOOK
    Place du Temps Libre 1 (Wolubilis)
    1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
    Tel. 02/761.26.00
    Metro station Roodebeek. Easy parking nearby.

    May 11 Presented by Jean Minutello


    The Dice Man
    by Luke Rhinehart
    (U.S.A.)

    The Dice Man captures the "Wheel of Fortune" for real. He embarks on a personal journey of self-discovery by taking chances and dancing with fate/the devil. Rhinehart, being a psychiatrist, as well as a family man, decides to "pick up the dice", in an effort to steer his ship into the unknown. We will discover why, how and where throughout his journey. The author sets out to challenge the "controlled aspects" of life and states, in no uncertain terms, that "life is an adventure or nothing at all"!

    Venue:
    Cité du Dragon (Asian cuisine)

    Chaussée de Waterloo 1024
    1180 Brussels (Uccle)

    Tel.
    02/375.80.80

    More info about the Clubs:
    • 14 Feb 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • 1000 Brussels

    Linguistic Café Session


    The purpose of this gathering is for those learning French or Spanish to get a chance to practice their conversational French/Spanish basics. Conversely, French or Spanish speakers seeking to practice conversational English are also welcome. Please RSVP and join us as we practice our French or Spanish during 15 minute interval chats! This event is free for ACB, AWCB and CCB members; non-members pay a €5 fee. Coffee and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar beforehand.

    Event details:
    Date:
     Sunday, February 14, 2016.
    Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Venue: Hotel Métropole (Bar "Le 31"), Place De Brouckèreplein 31, 1000 Brussels
    Directions:
     The closest metro stop to Hotel Métropole is De Brouckère. There is no street parking available for this location. Please see maps of hotel location in relation to the metro stop here: http://www.metropolehotel.com/files/maps/map-en.pdf
    Price: €5. Free for ACB, AWCB and CCB members.
    €10 no-show fee to ACB.
    Reservations are due by the morning of the event at:

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2148818.
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “French” 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 Saturday, February 13. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged €10.


    • 16 Feb 2016
    • 8:00 PM
    • 1050 Brussels

    English Comedy Night
    with
    Nathan Caton & John Colleary

    February 16, 2016 • 8:00-10:00 p.m.

    Nathan Caton

    Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC R4’s Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing…

    ‘A comic well worth catching any chance you can’ — One4review
    ‘Funny, clever and a pleasure to listen to.’ — Broadway Baby
    ‘A charming and convincing operator’ — The List

    Nathan Caton is one of the most exciting young comedians on the scene. Gigging since the tender age of 19, over the last decade he has established himself both as a circuit headliner, and a name on TV and radio.
    Within his first few years on stage, he had picked up various accolades and coveted plaudits including the Chortle Student Comic of the Year award and Broadcast Hotshot and written and starred in a pilot for Paramount Comedy (now Comedy Central) entitled The Nathan Caton Show.
    Since then Caton has gone from strength to strength, wowing audiences at comedy clubs up and down the UK, and on his numerous TV and radio appearances, with his delightfully charming blend of personal and political comedy.

    John Colleary

    is star and co-writer of the 3-time IFTA nominated THE SAVAGE EYE. His credits include appearances on STAND AND DELIVER & THE PANEL (RTE2), as well as being the writer/performer of popular slot LAST ORDERS on TODAY FMs LAST WORD. He was voted sixth best comedian in Europe by BAIL OUT MONTHLY Magazine.

    Venue:  The Black Sheep, Chausée de Boondael 8, 1050 Brussels

    Tickets to be purchased in advance for a savings at: https://www.weezevent.com/feb2016show2

    Website:
    http://englishcomedybrussels.com
    (American Club of Brussels Corporate Member)
    • 18 Feb 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • 1640 Rhode-St-Genèse

    American Financial Forum


    Planning for your financial future can be complicated. Add the complexities of being an expat and the new FATCA regulations and it is that much harder.
     
    The American Club of Brussels is proud to be hosting the third annual American Financial Forum. This event will include several speakers on such topics as Financial Planning, Currency Transfers, Immigration, Taxes and Accounting and Estate Planning.
     
    Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the presentations will end at 7:30 p.m. with a Question and Answer session followed by a cash-bar cocktail hour.

    Speakers:

    • Robert J. Dockings, Deloitte
    • Brian Dunhill, Dunhill Financial 
    • Carole Jaskarzec, Moneycorp
    • James McEvoy, Cross Border Planning
    • Carl Mir, Mir Taxes
    • Marc Quaghebeur, De Broeck Van Laere & Partners

    All proceeds will benefit two great organizations: Greenlight for Girls and CHS (Community Help Services Belgium).

    Further details will be published on the Club website as they become available.

    Event Details:
    Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
    Time: 5:30 p.m., registration; seminar, 6:00–7:30 p.m.; followed by Q&A and cash-bar cocktail hour attended by the speakers.
    Place: American Women's Club of Brussels, Avenue des Erables 1, 1640 Rhode-St-Genèse.
    Price: €5 for ACB/AWCB/DAB/AmCham and American Legion members, €10 for non-members.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, February 17 at: http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2148836.
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Financial Forum” 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 16. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 20 Feb 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Steigenberger Grand Hotel, 1050 Brussels
    Irish Ball 2016
     


    Tickets on sale now!

    Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 7 p.m.
    Venue:
    Steigenberger Grand Hotel, Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Brussels.
    Price: Irish Club & ACB members €89. Non-members €99.

    More info: www.irishclub.be
    Sign up: irishball2016@gmail.com

    Over 18’s only
    Dress code: black tie/evening wear

    Click here to view poster

    • 21 Feb 2016
    • 2:15 PM
    • Brussels Metro
    • 11

    A Guided Visit to Art in the Metro

     

    Join us on Sunday, February 21 for an unusual guided visit of several metro stations in Brussels.

    As you may have noticed, most, if not all, Belgian metro stations have unique art work done by Belgian artists. And, of course, if you’ve never taken the metro, you are in for an extremely delightful adventure!

    We will meet at the ticket booth in Merode station. From there, we will go to Herrmann-Debroux, back to Merode, then on to Stockel and back to Merode, where the tour will end. The tour will last about 1½–2 hours, depending on how long we have to wait for trains.

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

    Please note that this visit is limited to 18 people and is a members-priority event. Non-members may sign up as of February 10.

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

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Sunday, February 21, 2016.
    Time: 2:15 p.m.
    Place: Metro stop Merode, where tickets are sold.
    Price: €15. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €10.
    Public Transportation: Metro lines 1 & 5: Merode; Buses: 22, 27, 61, 80: Merode; Tram 81: Merode.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, February 17 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2149571
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Metro Art” 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 17. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 25 Feb 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1050 Brussels
    Wine Tasting – Vini Divini

    Travel to Italy without even packing a bag! Discover the authentic flavors of Italy at Vini Divini in the heart of Brussels! This wine bar operates with simplicity, fresh products, respect for raw materials, and exceptional wines.  

    Join us for a fun, casual evening tasting Italian whites with accompanying hors d'œuvres. It is guaranteed to be a great time!

    Event details:
    Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016.
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location:
    Vini Divini, Rue du Berger 24, 1050 Bruxelles.
    Public Transportation: Metro lines 2 & 6: Porte de Namur; buses 54 & 71: Matongé.
    Pricing: €40 (includes tasting of Italian whites and accompanying hors d'œuvres); additional food available for purchase.
    Reservations are due by Monday, February 22 at:

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2166356
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Vini Divini” 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 23. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

    • 26 Feb 2016
    • 6:30 PM
    • 1050 Brussels

    Final Friday Drinks

    Friday, February 26, 2016
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


    Hotel Metropole
    Place De Brouckère 31
    1000 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 and great locations throughout the city. So have a look at future events as well.

    Although not required, if you register below, well keep you informed about future ACB events by email.

    Check out the rest of the American Club of Brussels website for more details about the club and other great events.  


    • 01 Mar 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • 1050 Brussels

    Lunch Hour Social


    http://sognoditalia.be

    The American Club of Brussels invites you for a lunch hour of fun, socializing and chatting! Lunch Hour Social events are held the first Tuesday of each month and take place at different great locations throughout the city.

    Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends!

    Event Details:
    Date: 
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
    Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
    Place: Sogno d’Italia, Boondaalsesteenweg 428 Chaussée de Boondael, 1050 Brussels (Ixelles/Elsene).
    Price: Depending on your own consumption.
    Please register by Monday, January 31 at:

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2165406.
    Even though no advance payment is required, w
    e need to know how many of you to expect for the lunch reservation. Thank you.

    To find the ACB or if you need additional information:
    Text (or call) Carl Mir at 0494/27.97.63 and he will let you know where the group is sitting.

    Check out the American Club of Brussels website for more details about the club and other great events.

    • 05 Mar 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • 1000 Brussels

    Puppet Show at the Maison de Toone


    Brussels offers many quirky traditions and the puppets are one of the best, especially at the Maison de Toone. The Maison de Toone is simultaneously a typical estaminet with its Spanish pink brick walls, blackened beams and tiled floor, and a puppet theatre in the attic. Lets enjoy a performance of “The Three Musketeers!”

    www.toone.be

    The Three Musketeers

    In 1625 France, d’Artagnan (a poor young nobleman) leaves his family in Gascony and travels to Paris to join the Musketeers of the Guard. 

    D’Artagnan falls in love at first sight with Constance Bonacieux. She works for Queen Anne of France, who is secretly conducting an affair with the Duke of Buckingham. The King, Louis XIII, gave the Queen a gift of diamond studs but she gives them to her lover as a keepsake. Cardinal Richelieu, who wants war between France and England, plans to expose the tryst and persuades the King to demand the Queen wear the diamonds to a soirée that the Cardinal is sponsoring.

    Constance tries to send her husband to London but the man is manipulated by Richelieu and does not go, so d’Artagnan and his friends intercede. En route, the Cardinal’s henchmen repeatedly attack them and only d’Artagnan reaches London. Although Milady stole two of the diamond studs, the Duke of Buckingham provides replacements while delaying the thief’s return to Paris. D’Artagnan is thus able to return a complete set of jewels to Queen Anne just in time to save her honor.

    Event details:
    Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
    .
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Théâtre Royal de Toone, Impasse Sainte-Pétronille (66 rue du Marché aux Herbes), 1000 Bruxelles.
    Show description: "The Three Musketeers" in English. This is a private show.
    Duration: Approximately 45 minutes.
    The museum is free with an explanation of the history of Theater Toone.
    Seating limit: 140 persons.
    Pricing:
    • ACB – Adults €10, children (under 12) €5.
    • Australia Society –
    Adults €10, children (under 12) €5.
    • AWCB - Adults €10, children (under 12) €5.
    • Canadian Club –
    Adults €10, children (under 12) €5.
    • Studs –
    Adults €10, children (under 12) €5.
    • Non- Member – Adults €15, children (under 12) €9.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, March 1 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2160179
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Toone” 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, March 1. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

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    • 06 Mar 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • 1030 Brussels
    • 13

    A Guided Visit to Train World


    Join us on Sunday, March 6, in Brussels for a guided visit of the new museum, Train World.

    A unique site, connected to the city, the Schaerbeek station is situated in the middle of the Belgian railway network. Based in the heart of Europe, it lies on the route of Belgium's very first railway track, between Brussels and Mechelen. It is a true gem in Belgian railway architecture. The railway garden connects it with a new industrial hangar. Together with this new museum complex in the form of a saw tooth, the Schaerbeek station represents a wonderful symbiosis of old and new in the Art Nouveau heart of Schaerbeek.

    Just like the station building, the new hall is connected to the city. Through the glass window you can already catch a glimpse of Le Belge, the first locomotive to be built in Belgium. Inside, from the bridge and mezzanine, there's a wonderful view to be enjoyed over both the city and the tracks.

    Please note that this event is limited to a maximum of 20 participants and is a members-priority event. Non-members may sign up as of February 24. 

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

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Sunday, March 6, 2016.
    Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Place:
    Train World, Place Princesse Elisabeth 5, 1030 Brussels.
    Price: €20. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €15.
    Public Transportation: Buses: 59 & 69: Schaerbeek Gare; Tram 92: Schaerbeek Gare; trains from Midi, Centrale or Nord: Schaerbeek Gare.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, March 2 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2149573.
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Train World” 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, March 2. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 20 Mar 2016
    • 1:30 PM
    • 1150 Woluwe-St-Pierre

    Peter Pan, the Musical


    Click here for full-size poster.

    The Green Parrot Music Productions, the largest children's theater production company in the Brussels area will be performing Peter Pan in English from March 17 to 20, 2016. http://www.greenparrot.eu/

    The cast will include over 120 adults, teens and children along with a full 22-piece orchestra led by David Miller, Conductor of the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra. https://www.bso-orchestra.be/en/ 

    This exciting production will even include special rigging so Peter Pan and the children will actually 'fly'!

    The American Club of Brussels invites you to attend the musical on Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. The approximate duration of each performance (including interval) is around 2½ hours.

    Event details:
    Date:
    Sunday, March 20, 2016.
    Time: 1:30 p.m.
    Venue:  HALL, Avenue Charles Thielemans 93, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.
    Price:

    • €30 for adults and €20 for children.
    ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €25 for adults and €15 for children.
    Please note that children are defined as accompanied and aged 17 and under.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, March 16 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2166427
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Peter Pan” 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, March 16. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

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    • 20 May 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1050 Brussels

    Party


    The American Club of Brussels invites you to come celebrate the 1950s at our “Grease” Party based on the 1978 movie, “Grease,” one of the most successful movie musicals of all time! This is the third event marking the ACB’s 95th anniversary after the Holiday Reception in December and the gala dinner dance in January.

    The ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel will be transformed into Rydell High School. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and there will be entertainment during the aperitif. From 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., there will be all-you-can eat food stands serving hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, and frites. From 9:30 onwards, popcorn, nachos with melted cheese, brownies and cookies will be served. Guests will receive two tokens for beer or wine. Additional beer or wine can be purchased at the cash bar at Final Friday prices. Soft drinks, water and fruit juices will be available free of charge all evening.

    A DJ will provide music from the period (and, of course, the film), so get ready to rock ‘n roll! (Or just dance any way that moves you!)

    Dress code is casual and period dress is a great plus, but not a requirement. And, if you haven’t seen or don’t remember “Grease,” there’s still time to see it again for inspiration.

    With lots of young professionals present thanks to our collaboration with other international clubs here in Brussels, this will be an ideal opportunity to meet new people in a fun way!

    In the event you would like to spend the night in Brussels, the Renaissance is offering a special rate that includes a full American breakfast buffet. The price for a single room is € 109 and a double is € 129. The city tax of € 7.58 is not included in the above prices.

    This is a great way to celebrate the ACB’s 95th anniversary in a relaxed, fun environment. Everyone is welcome; feel free to bring a friend or two.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Friday, May 20, 2016.
    Time: 7:00 p.m. to midnight.
    Place: Renaissance Hotel, rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels.
    Price: €50. ACB, AWCB, CCB and Irish Club members receive a discounted price of €45.
    Public Transportation: Buses 12, 21 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95: Luxembourg.
    Reservations are due by Tuesday, May 17 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2149577.
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Grease” 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, May 17. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


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