Hands Gallery is a cooperative of artisans who create and sell a selection of unique items. Every item is individually crafted by hand, providing customers with a one-of-a-kind product that can’t be found anywhere else.
Book Club - Spring 2018
March - The Handmaid's Tail
The Handmaid's Tail by Margaret Atwood
A dystopian novel set in a near-future New England in a United States governed by a totalitarian theocracy, where women have absolutely no rights. The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in subjugation to misogyny in a patriarchal society and the various means by which these women attempt to gain individualism and independence.
April - The Japanese Lover
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
May - The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
In the novel, the Underground Railroad is chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. In Whitehead’s conception, the Underground Railroad is not a metaphor—but an actual railroad winding beneath the earth, as conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. A suspenseful tale of escape and pursuit, it combines elements of fantasy and the counter-factual with an unflinching, painfully truthful depiction of American slavery. 
Program Meeting - May 2018
The May Program Meeting is a closed event open to members only, due to our yearly club elections.
There will be no speaker.
For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future event, please contact our club president at: email@example.com
It's a Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, May 5, 2018 (10:30 - 14:00)
3, 2, 1 ... and go! On Saturday, 5 May 2018, the MVV invites young and old to an exciting discovery tour of the city by taking part in the 16th annual Scavenger hunt. Whether alone, as a couple, with a few friends or as a family - quiz enthusiasts need nothing more than a single or group day pass. And with the right answers you may win a great prize! Says AAUPW president Jane, who has taken part in past Munich scavenger hunts “This is really a great, fun way to learn about this fabulous city we live in!” The tour takes about 2.5 hours, depending on how many breaks you take.
Questionaires are handed out on May 5th from 10:30 am to 2 pm at the MVV office on Isartor, Thierschstraße 2.
Answers sheets can be dropped off May 5th from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the MVV office on Isartor, Thierschstraße 2 for anyone wishing to take part in the winner's draw. Winners will be notified 1-2 days later.
Amerikahaus Program May
What: Mudbound – film screening and discussion in English with author Hillary Jordan
When: Friday, 18th May 1900-2100
Where: University of Television and Film Munich (HFF Munich), Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 München
The film “Mudbound” follows the story of two men – one white, one black – returning home from WWII to life in the Mississippi Delta. As their families struggle to share the land, they discover that what they hold in common is truer than what tears them apart. Based on the much appraised book Mudbound by Hillary Jordan, it was adapted into a critically acclaimed film in 2017. The movie has earned numerous accolades and honors, including four Academy Award nominations. The Washington Post declared it “the best picture of the year.”
U.S. Tax Seminar: The impact of Repatriation & GILTI taxes on Americans in Germany
9:30 - 12:00) Eden Hotel Wolff, Arnulfstrausse 4, Munich
Tax Briefing for tax professionals and US Citizens Living in Germany: The 2017 US tax reform created two new taxes: the Repatriation and GILTI taxes. Although intended for US multinationals like Google and Apple, these taxes have a severe impact on American citizens and Greencard holders who are professionals or business owners living in Germany. Mr. Silver has initiated a global tax advocacy effort to exempt expats from these taxes. To learn more about and support it, see the Democrats Abroad page for more information: taxes. https://www.democratsabroad.org/letter_campaign_repatriation_gilti_taxes
Evening Tax Seminar for US Citizens Living in Germany
Evening Tax Briefing and Program for US Citizens Living in Germany: The will be presented in English by members of the Forum für Nachfolge- und Vermögensplanung e.V. The presentations span taxation for U.S. Citizens, wealth management and financial planning and estate planning. The discussions will be followed by light refreshments and networking. The announcement along with details of how to register for the event appear in the attachment.
For the complete Agenda: 180602EveningTaxBriefing.docx
2018 American/Bavarian Golf Tournament
Special request: To help us estimate how many to plan for, please sign up ASAP on the AGBC Community Platform events tool at www.agbc-munich.com. ; Also we are requesting a deposit of Eur 50.00 for the golfers. lf you know of firms or groups interesting in co-sponsoring our event, please contact Larry: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional details can be found in attachment: 180602AmericanBavarianGolfTournamentVersion3
Understanding American Evangelicals in the Age of Trump
Amerika Haus Program: An insiders political critique
Amerika Haus, Barer Str. 19a, 80333 München.
Discussion being led by Dr. Gary Edwards, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Arkansas State University. See the Amerika Haus website for additional details: http://www.amerikahaus.de/veranstaltungen/
Münchener Volkshochchule in English
A wealth of courses and events await you!
Global Entry Enrollment Events in Germany
May 17 and 18, 2018 at Munich Airport
Program Meeting - April 2018
Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30 PM
Our speakers this month are Dr. Paula-Irene Villa and Dr. Imke Schmincke, who will speak about Gender and Right Wing populism. Dr. Paula-Irene Villais full professor and chair for Sociology and Gender Studies at LMU München. Her research focuses on the analysis of biopolitics, Cultural Studies, Care & Gender, and Science/Academia and Gender. She's published widely on gender/social theory, the sociology of embodiment, beautification and normalization, feminist body politics, and on German and European "anti-genderism" as part of new nationalist populism.
Dr. Imke Schmincke is Academic Councilor for Gender Studies at the Institute for Sociology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Her work focuses on feminist and critical social theory, research on the women's movement, body sociology, sociology of inequality, gender sociology, and urban and spatial research.
Drs. Villa and Schmincke will speak about why and how gender has become a “thing” in right-wing populism in Germany.
For more information about AAUPW or attending this month's event, please contact our club president at: email@example.com
Save the Date
Session with Certified Tax Consultant
Annual Tax Session with Certified Tax Consultant Natalie Pollinger
Location: HPKJ e.V. Saarstraße 5, 80797 München
Join the Democrats Abroad April meeting to hear a presentation from US Tax Consultant, Natalie Pollinger.
Mrs. Pollinger is registered as an Enrolled Agent in the US. In the last 12 years Natalie worked for 8.5 years as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCooper in New York and also in Luxembourg. Prior to that, Natalie worked for Siemens and also for KPMG in New York and Munich as a tax consultant. Natalie is specialized in US income tax matters for US citizens and permanent residents (Greencard holders) living outside of the US and also foreign nationals living in the USA or with US connection. In addition she supports clients with tax advice for expatriate issues and individual tax planning.
In addition, we will briefly discuss the Tax bill and action Democrats Abroad have been taking over this past year.
This event is open to non members as well.
Beer, cocktails and water as well as baked goods will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Munich Chapter of
Get Out the Vote 2018.
Concert with composer and cellist Graham Waterhouse
"Werewolf Project" with Graham Waterhouse
Institute of Charismology presents composer and cellist Graham Waterhouse who was born in London and has now made Munich his home. This is a special and very unusual solo concert with an inspiring musician, full of humour – in English and German: The Werewolf Project – Music for Cello and the spoken word with Graham Waterhouse.
Price: Eur 12
Details and Reservations: http://charismology.com/event/special-concert-the-werwolf-project-with-cellist-graham-waterhouse/
Concert by Song Poet Torsten Riemann
Kulturzentrum Einstein, Einsteinstr. 42 in
Institute of Charismology presents this concert which provides a new and unusual concept featuring Berlin-based song poet Torsten Riemann, who is also a choir leader and life coach. Herr Riemann, who hails from Berlin, was last heard in Munich many years ago together with the renowned cabarettist, Helmut Ruge.
“Riemann captures his audience with his passion but with no attempt to ingratiate himself. Tenderly and compassionately he lays open to us the people in his songs. ...” Mäarkische Allgemeine
Concert only Price: Eur 25
Information and Reservations: http://charismology.com/event/das-coaching-konzert-ein-neues-konzept-von-und-mit-songpoeten-torsten-riemann/
8th Bavarian-American Friendship Evening
Organized by Triple D Events - Dave Dowdy, Bavarian-American Friendship Evening will be in the Hippodrom tent located at the Frühlingsfest, Theresienwiese. Last year about 600 guests attended, so let's join Dave in aiming for 1,000 this year.
This spring Oktoberfest is not to be missed and during Bavarian-American Friendship Evening- there will be burgers and some American rock classics to sing and dance to!! Tracht encouraged.
Again the Family Krätz, Susanne Barsody and the entire Hippodrom team welcome us to the 8th annual Bavarian-American Friendship Evening. Seating begins at 18:00. Please plan to arrive by not later than 19:00 to assure that we keep the reserved tables. There is no cover charge and no advance payment for this evening. Each guest will receive a free pretzel, compliments of the Hippodrom.
In addition to the normal assortment of Bierzelt food, we can purchase Kobe-beef hamburger dinners a special MING price of Eur 10.00.
Linda Jo Rizzo will lead the entertainment with a special show around 8.30 p.m. Please get ready for dancing, good music and lots of fun for everyone. There is no particular dress code, but if you have something in Bavaria-look in your closet, you are encouraged to wear it.
Everyone is invited -not only MING and German/Bavarian-American Clubs, but individuals and individual groups as well. Please tell your friends and anyone else who may be interested.
To ensure that everyone gets a reserved seat, please inform Dave Dowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, 22nd April.
March for Science 2018
Saturday, 14 April 2018 ( 9:30-12:00) Start: Königsplatz
March for Science - Why are scientists gathering in over 500 cities on 14th April 2018? It’s all about assuring sustained funding for science, academic freedom and fact-based politics. Show your support by joining our local scientists at the March for Science in Munich. We meet at 0930 at Königsplatz, then proceed via the Briennerstr. to Odeonsplatz, then onward to Marienplatz via the Dienerstr. No sign-up, just show-up!
Munich Cowboys' Open Their 2018 Season
Munich Cowboys' - Saturday, 7th April (1600-1830)
The Cowboys start their American football season at Dante Stadion when the Fighting Bayrisch take on the Würzburg Panthers in a preseason match up. They then advance to the Opening Day of the 2018 First German Football League (GFL) season on Saturday, 21st April (1600) when they tackle the Frankfurt Universe at Dante Stadion. "Start me up!"
Münchener Volkshochchule in English
A wealth of courses and events await you!
Ever had an awkward first date? Come and meet Kelli & Arlin, as well as Sean & Lisa, as love, loneliness and laughter blend together in an evening of two one-act plays. Will Kelli and Arlin find common ground? Why are Sean’s possessions in moving boxes? And why does Lisa enjoy the full moon?
When and Where:
April 18 – 21, 2018 at 8 pm, Pepper Theater, Thomas-Dehler-Straße 12, Neuperlach (PEP Einkaufszentrum)
April 26 – 28 April, 2018 at 8 pm, Theater Heppel & Ettlich, Feilitzschstraße 12, Schwabing (near Münchner Freiheit)
Commencing is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Being Norwegian is presented by arrangement with Casarotto & Associates.
This is an amateur performance.