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beATL is your friend


beATL is your companion, your friend.  beATL is your guide to all Belgian-related events in and around Atlanta.

But beATL is also you.  You and your family.  You and your Belgian friends.  So if you would like to do something with your fellow compatriots, just send me the logistical info, and beATL will publish it for you and handle the RSVPs.  It can be anything and it doesn’t necessarily mean a lot of work:  just grab an idea from all the events around you and make the call …

Here is  an example: you want to bring your family to the fabulous display of Christmas Lights at the Botanical Garden in Atlanta in December (could be January too) …  Why not team up with other Belgian families who would probably want to do the same … Pick a date and time and let beATL make the announcements for you … Every single family will purchase their tickets in advance (or at the ticket window on the day) so you don’t have to deal with money … Just be at the meeting point to welcome your peers, and enjoy the lights!  How simple is that??

Here are some simple ideas for families: walk with or without picnic, a movie night, a haunted house, a day at Six Flags, peek at the zoo, fun at Snow Mountain, Atlanta streetcar … And for adults: a Segway tour, a visit to the Center of Civil and Human Rights, bond with a mummy, Atlanta Movie Tour, drive a Porsche, dance lessons, bowling…

Or course, you could also organize a wine tasting evening, a themed party, an automobile rally, a treasure hunt, a canoe trip,… which all require a little bit more organization but ask a friend to help you and it will be all fun for all!

What are you waiting for???   Contact beATL and let’s schedule something and have an exciting beATL-Time!

 

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belgian red devils in action | 7/1/2016


Our fabulous Devils will be in action for their UEFA EURO Quarter-final tomorrow at 3 pm.  Atlantan supporters will meet at Fado Buckhead for an exciting game and make noise from their bar stools.  No doubt the Welsh Dragon, with its star man Gareth Bale, is eager to take the win especially after witnessing the incredible victory from Iceland against England.  This historical defeat should be a wake up call for our team and they should be vigilant if they want to knock the resilient Welsh out of the tournament!

For full details of the game, from your phone/tablet, go to the Belgian Red Devils Facebook page and you will see ‘schedule’ … click on the relevant game and go to the ‘stats’ tab.

beATL would like to take the opportunity to thank beATL for providing raffle prizes and our Consul General William De Baets for the decor elements!

  • When –  Friday July 1st, 2016 at 3 pm
  • Where – FADO IRISH PUB – BUCKHEAD | 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Parking –  $7 valet, metered parking or complex self parking around the corner.  Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to Fado unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.

Euro Soccer 2016


I can’t believe that beATL made its debut 2 years ago, right after the 2014 World Cup!    Time flies.
The 2016 European Championship games start tomorrow …

Join beATL and Red Devils USA in the heart of the action at Fado’s BUCKHEAD for memorable and crazy moments. Enter Fado – with your Belgian attire – and keep going straight … You will find us, at the bar with eyes glued to the screens.

Here are our games, the ones you don’t want to miss!

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beATL Steven has organized a pronostic ‘game’ … It’s not too late to participate for free or for $10, the choice is yours! Rules and instructions are revelead here or Excel file.

For those closer to Decatur, Three Taverns Brewery – with beATL Joran – will show all the Belgian games + some other important games as well.  Entry fee is $14 (you must be 21) and it includes tastings for up to 36 ounces of their beer on tap and a souvenir glass.

Photography Patricia Kalmeijer

Photography Patricia Kalmeijer

UEFA Euro16 – 100 days to go


Good news for our Soccer Fans: yes, you can watch the The European Championship games in Atlanta.  And better news: beATL, in collaboration, with Red Devils USA will organize life action for us all to enjoy [details of venue closer to the date].  Belgian attire, attributes and patriotic make-up are a must… Tous Ensemble/Allemaal Samen from June 10 to July 10, 2016!

Belgium is part of Group E that also includes Sweden, Italy and Republic of Ireland.  Here are the championships Group Stage games … It will be tough but ô so exciting!  Of course, more games to come!

  • Monday 13 June 2016 – Belgium vs. Italy @ 9 pm Euro time
  • Saturday 18 June 2016  – Belgium vs. Rep. of Ireland @  3 pm Euro time
  • Wednesday 22 June 2016 – Sweden vs. Belgiun @ 9 pm Euro time

Our road to the Final ! So if you tweet, use the following #tousenfrance #euro2016 @BelRedDevils which is the official Twitter of the Belgian Red Devils.  On Facebook, follow the dedicated page.

In prep for those super duper important moments, some friendlies are organized.  Watch our Devils against Portugal on Tuesday March 29th at 8.45 pm Euro time.  beATL will let you know if this one will be aired on our screens.

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Side notes for those like me trying to understand the whole thing …

  • The team of the final tournament host association, France, qualifies automatically for the final tournament.
  • The 24 teams that qualify for the final tournament into six groups (A, B, C, D, E, F) of four teams each.
  • Each team plays each of the other teams in the same group once, according to a league system (three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a defeat).
  • The 6 group winners, 6 group runners-up and the 4 best 3rd-placed teams play the round of 16 in single leg knockout matches.
  • Read more about the rules.