Month: January 2017

Belgian THIRSTday | 2/2/2017


Join us around the bar of the Yard House Atlanta in Atlantic Station.  Hungry souls will surely find a bite to calm their noisy stomachs and beer-fans will face a fantastic choice of 130-250 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers.

Yard House Atlanta is very easy to reach with many parking options.   Everybody is welcome and everyone pays for his/her own drinks/snacks.

Logistics

  • When – Thursday February 2nd, 2017
  • Time –  from 7 pm
  • Address -261 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363, at the corner of Atlantic Drive | (404) 815-8990
  • Parking – valet parking ($7 for 0-4 hours), Atlantic Station underground parking (first 2 hours are free – go to red number 1 pedestrian exit), off street parking (max 2 hours – pay at meter).
  • a RSVP (acceptance & regrets) would be appreciated.

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The Great War in Broad Outlines | 3/6 – 4/30/2017


The Great War in Broad Outlines, a traveling exhibition commemorating World War I and honoring the centennial anniversary of the U.S. entry into the War, opens in Atlanta on March 6, 2017 at Atlanta History Center | 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305.    Told in more than 30 panels, the exhibition chronicles many events including the efforts of Herbert Hoover, as head of the U.S. Food Administration, in providing humanitarian relief to those starving in wartime Belgium.

The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has selected Atlanta as the only Southeastern  venue to host the exhibition that honors the human sacrifice of more than 116,000 U.S. military in the “war to end all wars.”

This exhibition has been produced by the Belgian National Institute for Veterans and Victims of War and sponsored by the Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta,  Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Miami and UPS.  Co-sponsored by the European and Eurasian Studies Program, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Department of History Department of Politics and International Relations and Honors College.

Dutch movies, Belgian actors | 1/24-2/15/2017


The 2017 AJFF – Atlanta Jewish Film Festival – will be showing two Dutch films at several locations in Atlanta: Moos, a romantic comedy directed by Job Gosschalk [first screening onWednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 11.45 am at GTC Merchants Walk] and Riphagen: the Untouchable – Wartime Thriller [first screening on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at GTC @ 7.40 pm Merchants Walk].

But Belgium is represented in three movies …

  • Beyond the Mountains and Hills nominated for six Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival – directed by Eran Kolirin | First screening on Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 7.40 pm at GTC Merchants Walk.
  • Dirty Wolves with Thomas Coumans, a Belgian actor who graduated from the Higher National Institute of Performing Arts in Brussels and Sam Louwyck, actor and signer born in Brugge | first screening on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 12.10 pm at UA Tara Cinemas.
  • and based on a true story: Fanny’s Journey.  Fanny’s Journey is a 2016 French-Belgian children’s war drama film co-written and directed by Lola Doillon. The film is inspired by an autobiographical book by Fanny Ben Ami, with Stéphane De Groodt, Belgian actor, César-winning actress Cécile de France and Léonie Souchaud, 13-year old French actress living in Brussels | First screening on Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 1.45 pm at  Regal Perimeter Pointe.

If you are a fan of Emma Thompson, ‘Alone in Berlin‘ is the movie to watch and it will featured as the Opening Night event on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7.30 pm at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Here is the complete film line up and films will be shown at those venues:

Tickets will be going on sale from tomorrow (Jan 18th) and will go fast.

Women’s Series


The Belgian American Chamber of the South is now partnering with other bi-national Chambers of Commerce in the organization of the Women’s Series events.  Since January 2014, the Women’s Series holds quarterly business events for professional women of the Atlanta international community.  The goal of the Women’s Series is to bring educational and stimulating content to our attendees, while also facilitating professional opportunities and networking among peers.

Boost your professional game through your network‘ is the 13th Women’s Series taking place on Monday, January 30th at 6 pm with speaker Judi Adams, the owner of RightChanges.biz, the affordable and successful job search coach, and author of “Found a Job Yet? and Other Questions NOT to Ask! The Practical Guide for Family and Friends of Those in a Job Search.”

Logistics

  • When – Monday, January 30th, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm
  • Where – Alliance Francaise – Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St NE, #561, Atlanta, GA 30361
  • Parking under the building – will be validated.
  • Event fee
    • Members BACoS, NACCSE, FACC, FACCSE, GACC South & BABCS : $20
    • Non members: $35
  • Register HERE online.

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my French Film Festival | 13 Jan – 13 Feb


The 7th edition of My French Film Festival is introducing an exciting new movie selection from today, January 13 to February 13, 2017!  This year, the online festival features 28 French movies available in 10 different languages across different platforms accessible around the globe. Learn more.

MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is an innovative concept aiming to throw the spotlight on new generation French filmmakers, allowing web users across the globe to share their enthusiasm for French cinema.

Ten French feature films and ten French shorts will be included in the competition section. Web users will be invited to rate all of these films and to post their comments on our website. The selection includes three Belgian films (Préjudice (long métrage) / La Rentrée des classes (court-métrage) et hors compétition : Le Plombier) in competition, with a French cinema classic, two French-Canadian films, and two French-language Swiss films presented out-of-competition.

You can view the films online, in theatres and on airplanes….

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beATL goes to the movie | 1/17/2017


Dilemma… the movie Elle is coming to Atlanta… Isabelle Huppert is French, Paul Verhoeven is Dutch… and Belgium is squeezed in between… it is close enough to be a good enough excuse for a movie night. Join us on Tuesday 1/17 for the 7 pm screening.

The combo Huppert-Verhoeven can only result in a explosive and controversial topic.  Not for sensitive souls…

More info.

After the movie, some may go to the nearby cafes/restaurants to grab a bite or a drink…

Logistics

  • When – Tuesday January 17th, 2017 @ 7 pm
  • Where –  Landmark Midtown Art Cinema  | 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308 | in the Midtown Promenade Center
  • Parking & Directions: ample free within the Midtown Promenade Center
  • The nearest MARTA train station is the Midtown Station (on the RED and GOLD lines), located on 10th Street 1.5 miles from the theater. From there, both the #36 and the #99 MARTA buses stop near the Midtown Promenade which is located at the intersection of 8th Street and Monroe Drive
  • Tickets – Best to purchase your tickets in advance.

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Global Atlanta Consular Conversations: luncheon interview with Belgium’s Consul General


In the sixth event in Global Atlanta’s Consular Conversations Series on Jan. 20, 2017, the editorial team of Global Atlanta will be interviewing Belgium’s Consul General in Atlanta, William de Baets.

Topics of discussion will likely include:

  • Objectives of the consulate, which covers multiple Southern states
  • World War I centennial celebrations
  • Role of Belgium in Europe’s future
  • Belgian investment and manufacturing in the South
  • Transatlantic security and alliances in the age of Trump and a fractious EU
  • Belgium 101: A look at the political structure of the country
  • Educational exchanges between Georgia and Belgium

…and more.

The format

  • Catered light lunch with soft drinks
  • One-on-one conversation with the Global Atlanta editorial team, followed by moderated audience Q&A
  • Discussion covered by Global Atlanta and published in a later article

About the speaker

William De Baets was named consul general in Atlanta in April 2016. He brings to this posting 16 years of diplomatic experience acquired in Ivory Coast, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Brussels, where he headed the Foreign Affairs Crisis Center and B-FAST, and Washington, DC. In Washington, he focused on political-military affairs under the leadership of Ambassador Verbeke. Before joining the diplomatic service, William De Baets served 9 years in the Belgian Navy, both on board and in headquarters.

Or read this beATL article: meet our new Consul General

Logistics 

  • When – Friday January 20, 2017 from 12 pm – 1.30 pm
  • Where – Miller and Martin PLLC | 1180 West Peachtree St. NW – Suite 2100 , Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Fees – Registration With Parking Validation: $20 | General Registration: $15
  • Registration – follow the link

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Annual Belgian Potluck – 1/28/2017


No doubt that this tradition is a huge success.  Join us for our 3rd edition on January 28th, 2017.   Our kind hosts Gitte & Rik will open their doors to their lovely home in Marietta at 6 pm.

Put your dearself in your culinary gear and prepare some tasty homemade dish(es) – preferably with a Belgian taste – to share.  We always have peers stressing about cooking so, don’t use it as an excuse: there are other ‘jobs’ available for you… We will have a sign-up sheet and each participating family must bring something to the table!

This year’s potluck will be a kids-free evening, with just adults.  For obvious safety reasons.

Don’t wait to RSVP since attendance is limited and don’t forget every single family must sign up to bring some Belgian homemade [we insist on that] culinary elements to the table!

Details of the evening will be emailed to all registred beATL-members. If you didn’t get your invitation, contact your beATL Queen Patricia at 678-386-3896.

Logistics

  • When: Saturday January 28th, 2017 at 6 pm (no late arrivals please … we can’t start without your food)
  • Where: address will be privately shared in due time to those who RSVP-ed positively
  • Parking: since this is in a private neighborhood, park on the same side of the street, opposite to the house, without blocking any driveways or fire hydrants.  Car pool if possible.
  • RSVP is a must.
  • Sign up sheet is a must.
  • NO CHILDREN, no exception

Some important tips:

  • although the term “potluck” suggests a random assortment of dishes, the idea is to focus on Belgian (style) food
  • bring your dish ready-to-eat in a to-go container
  • bring a serving dish and serving utensils
  • label your dish(es) if they cannot be traced back to you
  • all those who are gluten intolerant, food allergenic, vegans or have any kind dietary challenge(s) are requested to bring their own food to avoid any mishaps.

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toast to the New Year with BACoS | 1/13/2017


The Belgian American Chamber of the South is pleased to invite you to celebrate 2017 at the Lawyers Club of Atlanta on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Come and join us for a night of celebration along with delicious Belgian brewages, tasty hors d’oeuvre and great networking opportunities with the Belgian American business community.

Logistics

  • When – Friday, January 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm
  • Where – Lawyers Club of Atlanta | 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3850, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Parking – Parking is available in the Promenade Parking Garage located next to the building. Parking pass will be validated.
  • Admission Fees – Members: $10  | Non-members – 30 and under: $15 | Non-members: $20