2018

Fourth Annual Belgian Potluck | 1/27/2018


beATL is excited to invite you to its fourth edition of its Belgian Potluck on January 27th, 2018.   There are some changes to the formula so, please read carefully all the below crusty information!

The first change is the venue – for the first time, we will rent a clubhouse.  The second change is that the rental comes at a cost and therefore, each participant will be requested to pay a $10 non-refundable entry fee per person, payable in advance [no money at the doors, no exception].

Put your dear self 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 sign up to bring some Belgian homemade [we insist on that] culinary elements to the table!

Remember it is a kids-free evening, with just adults.  For obvious reasons.

Don’t wait to RSVP since attendance is limited to 100 guests.

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

Logistics

  • When: Saturday January 27th, 2018 at 5.30 pm (no late arrivals please … we can’t start without your food).  Festivity runs until 10.30 pm.
  • Where: address will be privately shared in due time to those who RSVP-ed ‘in’
  • Parking: since this is in a private neighborhood, use the club house parking lot.  In the event the lot is full, park on the same side of the street, without blocking any driveways or fire hydrants.  Carpool if possible.
  • RSVP is a must [space is limited, no exception] – deadline to pay your entry fee is Monday 22/01!
  • Fee paid in advance is a must – details will be shared after registration
  • Sign up sheet is a must – details will be shared after registration
  • NO CHILDREN, no exception – must be 21 or over.

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; we are in a Club House with no kitchen
  • bring a serving dish and serving utensils; again: we are in a Club House …
  • 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.
  • Party guests are expected to help with the clean up …

Potluck

 

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the first Belgian THIRSTday of 2018 | 1/4/2018


Let’s celebrate the New Year at Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead!  A good occasion to meet new and old beATLes from 7 pm for a sip or some nibble … or both!

Please courtesy RSVP … even if not coming!

Logistics

  • When – Thursday January 4th, 2018 –  from 7 pm
  • Where – FADO IRISH PUB – BUCKHEAD | 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Parking – $7 valet, metered parking, next door public self parking or for free parking: use the parking garage (BA Complex across the street from the pub) up to 3 hours for $0 if  you ask for your validation sticker from your server or bartender [3-5 hours = $8].  Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to us unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.
  • RSVP – even if no coming, please.

 

8th edition French film festival | 19 Jan – 19 Feb 2018


The world’s first online French film festival will be back from January 19 through February 19, 2018.   Check their movies available in 10 different languages across different platforms accessible around the globe.

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.

This year’s Belgian Selection:

  • Préjudice‘ (2015) – During a long-awaited family soirée Cedric challenges his relatives why they keep him from his journey.  It is a drama film directed by Antoine Cuypers and co-written by Cuypers with Antoine Wauters. The film is an international co-production between Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.  And you will discover our artist Arno, playing alongside Nathalie Baye.
  • La rentrée des classes‘ (2016) – an animated Belgian short film with our fabulous Benoît Poelvoorde giving his voice to Steven.
  • Un grand silence‘ (2016) – country: Belgium
  • The Plumber‘ (2016) –  a short movie by Belgian co-director Xavier Seron.  Tom Audenaert, a Flemish actor, stands in for a dubbing friend at a moment’s notice. Usually, Tom does voice work for characters in animated films. Today, he finds himself in the studio for a pornographic film in French. Catherine Salée – another Belgian actor, an experienced actress, will be his partner. Tom will play the Plumber.  Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Philippe Grand’Henry, François Ebouele are additional ‘faces’ to be seen in the movie.

Here is the complete film selection.