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Herzlich Willkommen beim Germanic-American Institute!

Welcome to the Germanic-American Institute. We are a Minnesota non-profit whose mission is to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German speaking peoples through public educational and cultural programs.

The GAI is a co-founder and authorizer of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Our deepest thanks to the following foundation for their financial support of the GAI for 2016-2017:


Kino Kneipe: Kaddisch für einen Freund

Saturday, March 4 
Bar opens at 6pm, Screening at 7pm
$12 admission includes 2 drink vouchers

It's time for a movie night at the GAI! Kaddisch für einen Freund is the fictional tale of an unlikely friendship between an 84-year-old Russian Jew and a teenage Palestinian refugee. The coming-of-age story shows how prejudice and dislike can slowly transform into a beautiful friendship through understanding.

Screening is in German with English subtitles. Run time: 1h 34m

To learn more, click here!

The Kaiser’s Boogie-Woogie Ball 

Saturday, February 25, 6pm-10pm
$5 Cover - GAI Members Only!

From Austria and Germany, we inherit our love of ballroom dance. From our American roots, we inherit blue riffs and rocking rhythms. Celebrate both in a night of Big Band fun at the Kaiser’s Boogie-Woogie Ball. Whether you're ready to kick up your heels on the dance floor or you prefer to enjoy the great live music and company of your fellow GAI members from a seat, we hope to see you there!

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Saturday, March 25
Seating 1: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Seating 2: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Break out your Dirndl or Lederhosen and celebrate German cuisine with a side of kitsch! Join us for an evening filled with Gemütlichkeit, live accordion music, German draft beer, and the best sauerkraut around.

Make your reservations today!

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