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Girls Night Out goes to the Theater

This Saturday the GNO ladies are going to  see STAGE KISS by Sarah Ruhl. This English language play is being performed by Entity Theater which is Munich’s international, English-language theatre group. According to the New York Times, the play is “…Suffused with warmth and humor. Sarah Ruhl frothily whips together romantic comedy and backstage farce in this lively comedy about a pair of actors…who find life and art mixing together when they rekindle an old romance during rehearsals for a play.”  Saturday’s performance is  sold out, but you can be put on a waiting.
See
the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stage-kiss-tickets-37001077218#tickets

 Entity Theater
Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 PM
Kulturzentrum GOROD Hansastraße 181
S-Bahn S7, U-Bahn – U6, Buses 53, 54, 130, 132, 134

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An English Advent Carol Serivce

An Advent Service of Seven Carols and Seven Lessons

Samstag, 2. December 2017 at 15:30 at Klosterkirche St. Ottilien

The "Munich English Choir" offers a lovely Carol Service at Kosterkirche Arch-Abbey of St. Ottilien, their specialty being the singing of the English "Advent Carol Service" on the evening before the 1st Advent. The Christmas story is told from the foretelling of the prophets in the Old Testament and then the Annunciation to Our Lady in the New Testament up to the birth of Our Lord. Following each Lesson a Carol is sung by the choir, based on the text of the Lesson or a different advent text. The congregation then responds with a congregational carol, which is a hymn based on an Advent or Christmas text.

The "Munich English Choir" are semi-professional singers who have a passion for english choral music.  The choir was founded in 2010 by the English Organist and Choirmaster Stephen Norton and now has over 36 members. The choir recently returned from a very successful tour to England singing in Gloucester, Birmingham and Coventry cathedrals.
St. Ottilien, is located about 40 km outside of Munich just west of the Ammersee near A96, also easily reachable by train or s-bahn.

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Upcoming Events in the Community

Holiday Concerts for December

Sing-a-Long Messiah Dec. 11 and Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long Dec. 18th

English Speaking Church of the Ascension Holiday Events - Church of the Ascension, Seybothstrasse 4 81545 Munich

Every year the English speaking congregation of the Munich Church of Ascension hosts two wonderful holiday events not to be missed. Take this opportunity along with family and friends to join others from the English speaking community in celebrating the holiday season.

The Sing-a-Long Messiah (Handel's Messiah) with an orchestra and soloists will be held on December 10th
from 14:00 - 15:30.
Admission is free, scores are provided for those who want to join the fun. And of course listeners are always welcome!

And the very popular and fun filled Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long will be the Sunday following, on December 17th
from 14:00 - 15:30.
.  Admission is free, but do get there early if you want a seat!

Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio in the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche der Residenz, Residenzstr. 1, 80333 Munich.  This the 2017 capstone performance of the chamber choir and orchestra of the Bayerischen Philharmonie.  Monday, Dec. 4th thru Wednesday, Dec. 6th, beginning each evening at 8 pm or 20:00.

Hands Gallery Holiday Reception!

AAUPW members and artists Claudia Ziersch and Valerie Errante invite you to a holiday reception at Hands Gallery. We would love to share a cup of warm punch and some cookies with you while showing you the store and the products we make. Hope to see you there!


Holiday Reception:
Hands Gallery
When: Saturday, December 9th from 12 - 5 p.m
Location
: Pariser Str. 21, 81667 München
Website: Hands Gallery

 

 

STAGE KISS by American playwright Sarah Ruhl

Entity Theatre - English-language theater in Munich
Nov. 23 - 26 and Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2017 at 7:30pm

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. “Stage Kiss” is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

“Sarah Ruhl delivers a brilliant comedy that aims for big laughs and hits its target. Funny: There’s nothing like it.”   – New York Post

Sarah Ruhl has received numerous award for her plays, which have been produced both on and off Broadway as well as regionally all over the country and internationally. To date, her plays have been translated into twelve languages. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University. She won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006, and most recently, the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. She was the recipient of the PEN Center Award for a mid-career playwright, the Whiting Writers award, the Feminist Press’s Forty under Forty award, and a Lilly Award. She is currently on the faculty at Yale School of Drama. Her book of essays on the theater and motherhood, “100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write,” was a Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

http://www.sarahruhlplaywright.com/about

 Please note new venue, near Harras : 
Kulturzentrum GOROD
Hansastrasse 181
81373 Munich
(U6, busses, trains)

For Tickets and more information: www.entitytheatre.com
EUR 18 (concessions: EUR 12) + online booking fee

American Drama Group

The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Grantly and the American Drama Group team have a wonderful scope of theater production pieces coming our way during the next 6 months. Here two performances before the end of 2017.

My Sister Syria (Thriller – Immigration and the Roots of Terrorism) by Paul Stebbings and Phil Smith, in English.  Monday, 4th Dec through Thursday, 7th Dec (1100 and 1930) – Theater LEO 17, Leopoldstr. 17, 80802 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 14).

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in English.  Wednesday, 13th Dec (1100), Monday 18th Dec through Thursday, 21 Dec (1100 ad 1930), and Friday, 22 Dec (0900 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

Coming in 2018: Romeo and Juliet, and Fahrenheit 451.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com

Ming Events for December

 Sunday, 10th Dec – (1300-1700) - MING Event - Gospel & Soul Christmas Show, Waldwirtschaft Grosshesselohe (Pullach) – Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 Munich.  Gospel and Soul Choir featuring 14 strong voices with mixed traditional and modern Gospel, Soul and R&B.
 
Wednesday, 20th Dec (1900-2300), MING Event - 2017 Christmas Sing-a-Long, Restaurant Alter Wirt, Dachauerstr. 274, 80992 Munich.  Launch you Yuletide spirits!  Please join us for this great evening of gospel-spiritual-soul music, featuring Jane Knieper (piano and background vocals), gospel-soul singer Mel Canady and Linda Jo Rizzo, who will lead us in a Sing-a-Long of your favorite Christmas carols.  
Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 3rd - M Jive is holding their 7th Annual Munich Modern Jive Dance Weekender here in Munich.  This is a great way to advance their dance/music interests and to develop their dance skills.  Let's jive!
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Girls Night Out

Klezmer – Folk – Swing Ensemble ZIRKORON    
Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 PM
STEMMERHOF, Plinganserstr. 6,  81369 München
Join us for an evening of Klezmer Music with the ensemble Zirkoron!  Former AAUPW president Lena Bittl is the lead vocalist in this group which has been performing in Munich since 2010.  What is Klezmer music? According to Wikipedia, “Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. The genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations.” Lena said the last concert was sold out, so reserve early!!  We will also look for a bar/restaurant to have a drink together after the concert.
Your GNO Hosts,  Elizabeth and Polly

For reservations, go to: ars-musica ensemble zirkoron

ANFAHRT MIT ÖFFENTLICHEN VERKEHRSMITTELN
Die Buslinie 53 hält direkt vor dem STEMMERHOF (Sendlinger Kirche).
Die Buslinie 132 und N41 (Margaretenplatz), sowie 54 und 134 (Harras) und auch die U-Bahn- und S-Bahnstation HARRAS (U3, U6, S7, S27, BOB) ist nur wenige Gehminuten entfernt.

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Upcoming Events in October

Amerika Haus Book Swap

Sunday, Oct. 8th, from 10:00 - 15:00 pm
Barerstr. 19a, Munich

The idea is to bring your books, exchange them for Book Swap Coupons. Use these to swap other books. More info at www.amerikahaus de
Dee, your friendly Booklover!

Remember: sharing is caring - please only swap books in good condition.
You can 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, October 2, to Friday, October 6, during our regular business hours).

Emmaus Church Booksale

CALLING ALL BOOKLOVERs  . . .On S aturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, the Emmaus Church in Harlaching, Laurinpl.1,  will hold a sale of books in both German and English. Hours on both days are 1100 to 1700. 

2017 Haar English Book Sale

Haar English BooksaleFriday, October 13th from 15:00 - 19:00 and
Saturday, October 14th from 11:00 - 15:00
Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Jagdfeldring 82, 85540 Haar.

To donate english books or for more information, see the Facebook page of the  Haar English Booksale

Munich Community Event

Concert Evening - Mozart Requiem organized by MING Member TripleD Events
Saturday, 21st October starting at 20:00
Herkulessaal in the Residenz
Features a special German-American classical concert celebrating the debut of a new partnership between the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bayerische Philharmonie and highlighting this with a special production of the Mozart Requiem

American Drama Group

The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com

Save the dates and attend some great theater.  Grantly and the American Drama Group team have a wonderful scope of theater production pieces coming our way during the next 6 months. Here three performing before the end of 2017.

Notre Dame de Paris (Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo, in French. Monday, 16 Oct and Tuesday, 17 Oct (1100 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

My Sister Syria (Thriller – Immigration and the Roots of Terrorism) by Paul Stebbings and Phil Smith, in English.  Monday, 4th Dec through Thursday, 7th Dec (1100 and 1930) – Theater LEO 17, Leopoldstr. 17, 80802 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 14).

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in English.  Wednesday, 13th Dec (1100), Monday 18th Dec through Thursday, 21 Dec (1100 ad 1930), and Friday, 22 Dec (0900 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

MING Member Haar Disciples

Haar Disciples

A final note on MING Member Haar Disciples:  Riding on the wings of their best-ever season, the Disciples reached the Semi-Finals of the 1st Bundgesliga Baseball 2017 playoffs before losing the final game of the best-of-5 game series to the Bonn Capitals 5-2.  Finishing with a 33-14 record, the Disciples had a spectacular season featuring often outstanding pitching, great defense, timely hitting, and a number of exciting, nail-biting games right up to the final out.   Their website is www.disciples.de.  Hats of to the guys and their great performance throughout the year.  And to sports announcer Tim Collins. 
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Let’s Dance! – for a more joyful and friendly Germany!

Dance Flash Mob in city center for a more tolerant Germany

Dance MobDance Mob for a joyful Germany that enjoys its ever greater diversity of people!
When: July 16th at 11 am at Max-Joseph-Platz!

Vor der Oper or in front of the Opera in the center of Munich will be  the scene of a "dance flash mob" against racism and for tolerance organized by young people. Join  us and take part in the celebration. Wear or bring something that tells who you are, what you enjoy, what you believe in. Let's dance to the music of Mazel Tov, the great Klezmer band. For more information visit Dance Mob on Facebook.

Terry Swartzberg - Campaigns healing, enlightening and enthralling the World  Dance Mob: 16.7.2017 um 11 Uhr am Max-Joseph-Platz

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Our BISS Walking Tour

Program Meeting June 2017

A small group of members took part on the BISS walking tour last weekend,  which proved to be fascinating to say the least, says one member. Sadly the tour took place during the school break preventing many members from attending. Below a few pictures taken at Ost-Friedhof on St. Martins Strasse.

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American Citizen Services and Passport Day

Message for U.S. Citizens

American FlagThe U.S. Consulate General in Munich annually opens its doors to U.S. citizens and hosts the American Citizen Services (ACS) Information and Passport Day.  This year ACS Information Day will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the U.S. Consulate General on Koeniginstrasse 5.  The event is open to U.S. citizens and their immediate family members.

This multi-purpose event provides an opportunity for U.S. citizens to renew their U.S. passport on a Saturday, attend our Information Fair to learn about the various services available to them from U.S. and German civic and government organizations in Bavaria, and to enjoy an American-style 4th of July cookout.

If you would like to renew your passport on June 17, click here to schedule an appointment. Visit our website for a list of the documents required for the appointment and for information on other citizenship services, such as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, which are offered at the U.S. Consulate General during normal business hours.

To learn more about the Information Fair and the list of organizations that will be attending, visit the Mission Germany website. Even if you don’t need to renew a passport, come and join us in the shade for the 4th of July cookout!  Some of your favorite American food, chips, snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

We hope to see you there!  Please bring your passport for entry.  Remember that personal electronic devices and backpacks are not allowed into the Consulate.

 

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OBACHT! Kultur-im-Quartier

From  June  23-25  over  50  artist studios in Haidhausen will be open daily  from  2-9  p.m.  One  of  the  participating  studios is Hands Gallery, owned and operated by AAUPW member Claudia Ziersch. Hands  Gallery will be offerering 6 different mini-workshops – ranging from paper folding to crocheting. Don’t  miss  this  rare  opportunity  to  view and support a wide variety of local artists! More information is available at: www.kultur-im-quartier.de

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Prayer of the Mothers – Nothing is as certain as Peace

WO/MEN S MARCH MUNICH

Peace is only possible when women of integrity and faith stand up for the future of their children!
When: Saturday, 24 June 2017 - 2 pm – Münchner Freiheit!

Deeply touched by the peace process in Israel in the autumn of 2016, singer and peace activist Yael Deckelbaum ( see video), wrote a song which would become a symbol of this movement for peace and the worldwide Women's Marches. Now here in Munich, we are joining in the worldwide Women's Marches. The starting point is Münchner Freiheit. The Münchner Friedenszug will follow the Leopoldstrasse to Professor-Huber-Platz. The Israeli singer Yael Deckelbaum will participate in the Munich march and will sing along with us.

The march is the expression of a global movement which focuses not on competition, but rather on connection, not exclusion but on humanity, not on intolerance but on freedom and diversity. It is about nothing less than changing our view and perspective, our coexistence with one another and life in the whole: Away from what separates us, to what connects us. This is nothing less than a small revolution.  Come and be a part of it! Come and march in Munich on June 24th and bring all your friends with you.

Share the event on Facebook and invite your friends to our event: https://www.facebook.com/PrayerofthemothersMunich