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Upcoming events

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • GAI Dining Rooms


    Behind the Curtain with Minnesota Opera's Elektra
    Friday, October 11 | 5:30 PM | Germanic-American Institute

    This special program is presented by the Minnesota Opera in partnership with the Germanic-American Institute and the Wagner Society. Moderated by MPR, it will feature a conversation with Dale Johnson and Maestro Elias Grandy, and a performance of Elektra’s monologue by Alexandra Loutsion. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and appetizers catered by German restaurant Black Forest Inn. 

    After a break, a bonus presentation by Daniel Freeman of the Wagner Society will highlight the artistic connection between Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Dessert and coffee will be served.

    Participants will have the opportunity to buy discounted tickets for the opera, which is on stage at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts October 5–13. 

    Schedule
    5:30 PM – Cocktail hour with appetizers
    6:00 PM – Program with Dale Johnson and Maestro Elias Grandy, hosted by MPR
    6:30 PM – Musical performance by Alexandra Loutsion
    7:00 PM – Intermission
    7:15 PM – Coffee, dessert, and lecture with Wagner Society
    8:30 PM – Event concludes

    Tickets: $30 (includes program, hors d'oeuvres, one drink, coffee and dessert
    Registration is through the Minnesota Opera at https://mnopera.org/season/2019-2020/elektra/behind-the-curtain-elektra/

    More information and registration

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • GAI Haus


    Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 8:30 to 11 AM

    Beginning this fall, Kaffeestube is moving to a new format. It will be held quarterly, with required prepaid registration. We understand this restructuring may be less convenient than the weekly drop-in model, but it is necessary for the program’s and ultimately the GAI’s sustainability. Additionally, knowing in advance the number of guests to expect will allow staff to host a more robust buffet and better overall guest experience.

    Kaffeestube German Breakfast Buffet $15.00
    Registration

    Pair with our Genealogy Workshop for $25.00 
    Registration

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GAI Haus


    Introduction to German Genealogy Workshop With Kaffeestube Buffet
    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    Genealogy Workshop begins at 10 AM 

    What is genealogy? How do you do it? What is different about German genealogy? Come to this introductory session to find answers to these questions. Also offered will be aids to help you research your German relatives.

    Facilitator Margie Deutsch is a volunteer at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, president of the Pommern Regional Group, and a long time GAI member.

    The workshop includes Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet, which begins at 8:30 a.m.

    Genealogy Workshop plus Kaffeestube $25.00 
    Registration

    ONLY Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet $15.00 
    Registration

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Summit Brewing


    Bier und Bingo at Summit Brewing
    Friday, October 25 | 6–9 PM

    In round two of this popular event, play Bingo for fun prizes and to support the GAI. Proceeds go to GAI’s cultural programming. This event will again be held at Summit Brewing’s Ratskeller so you’ll be able to quench your thirst with Summit draft beer.

    More information coming soon!

    At Summit Brewing
    910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul


    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 08 Dec 2019
    • 2 sessions


Past events

21 Sep 2019 Twin Cities Oktoberfest Fun Run & Walk
14 Sep 2019 St. Paul Oktoberfest
13 Sep 2019 St. Paul Oktoberfest
17 Aug 2019 Schnupperkurs: Introduction to German
17 Aug 2019 Kaffee und Kuchen
12 Aug 2019 GAI Trip to Germany and the Rhineland
10 Aug 2019 GAI Haus History Tours
10 Aug 2019 Kaffee und Kuchen
03 Aug 2019 Kaffee und Kuchen
20 Jul 2019 Grapes to Glass Wine Tasting Garden Party
15 Jun 2019 Kaffee und Kuchen
09 Jun 2019 Deutsche Tage
08 Jun 2019 Deutsche Tage
08 Jun 2019 Fahrradtour (Bicycle Ride) 27k
18 May 2019 See Solar in a New Light—Kaffeestube Talk
17 May 2019 Freitag Feierabend (Friday Happy Hour)
27 Apr 2019 Earth Day für Kinder
27 Apr 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
20 Apr 2019 GAI Kinderstube Easter Egg Hunt
20 Apr 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
13 Apr 2019 NO Kaffeestube
12 Apr 2019 SYMPOSIUM Modern Apprenticeship: The other four-year degree
06 Apr 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
30 Mar 2019 Schnupperkurs - Intro to German
29 Mar 2019 Freitag Feierabend (Friday Happy Hour)
23 Mar 2019 Pork & Kraut Dinner
21 Mar 2019 Karfreitag Chorproben (Good Friday choir practices)
16 Mar 2019 Passive House Tour
09 Mar 2019 Kaffeestube Talk: Building a Sustainable Home
02 Mar 2019 Kaffeestube Talk: Coming to Amerika
23 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube Talk: Climate Smart Municipalities in Minnesota and Germany
23 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
16 Feb 2019 Karneval Tanzparty
09 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube Talk: GAI Trip to Germany preview
09 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
02 Feb 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
26 Jan 2019 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Buffet
19 Jan 2019 Bier und Bingo Fundraiser
16 Dec 2018 Weihnachtsgottesdienst
02 Dec 2018 Holiday Open Haus
01 Dec 2018 Holiday Open Haus
28 Nov 2018 Franziska Pierwoss Screening & Talk: The Art of the Deal
10 Nov 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
09 Nov 2018 KinoKneipe: B-Movie
03 Nov 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
02 Nov 2018 Geniale Dilletanten Exhibition
27 Oct 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
20 Oct 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
19 Oct 2018 Wasserkraft (Hydropower) for Kids
13 Oct 2018 GAI Annual Meeting
13 Oct 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
06 Oct 2018 Migration in Comics & Graphic Narratives
06 Oct 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
05 Oct 2018 Migration in Comics & Graphic Narratives
04 Oct 2018 Opening Reception - Migration in Comics & Graphic Narratives
30 Sep 2018 Twin Cities Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run Walk
29 Sep 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
25 Sep 2018 Almanya - St. Thomas German Film Festival
22 Sep 2018 Musik und Märchen - German Instructors Immersion Weekend
22 Sep 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
15 Sep 2018 St. Paul Oktoberfest
14 Sep 2018 St. Paul Oktoberfest
03 Sep 2018 GAI CLOSED
18 Aug 2018 Kaffee und Kuchen
11 Aug 2018 Kaffee und Kuchen
04 Aug 2018 Kaffee und Kuchen
20 Jul 2018 Tyrolean Biergarten
29 Jun 2018 GAI Night with MN United
22 Apr 2018 Film and Talk: In the Shadow of the Acropolis
19 Apr 2018 German Film Festival - North Face
04 Apr 2018 German Film Festival - Good Bye, Lenin!
31 Mar 2018 Kinderstube Easter Egg Hunt
15 Mar 2018 Bus tour with Dave Bredemus–German Churches of the Twin Cities
15 Feb 2018 Coming to Amerika Exhibit
13 Feb 2018 Stammtisch with Dr. Heino Beckmann
10 Feb 2018 Kaffeestube European Breakfast Café
02 Feb 2018 KinoKneipe: Ein Geschenk der Götter
27 Jan 2018 Karneval Euro-Tanzparty
13 Jan 2018 SOLD OUT Talk about Beer: The History of Jacob Schmidt Brewery
24 Dec 2017 Christmas Luminaries at Schell's Brewery
17 Dec 2017 Weihnachtsgottesdienst German Advent Service
16 Dec 2017 Community Christmas Dinner & Program
12 Dec 2017 Stammtisch
10 Dec 2017 German Adventssingen
06 Dec 2017 The Edge of Heaven - German Program Film Festival
03 Dec 2017 Weihnachtsfest Biwabik
01 Dec 2017 Jacob Schmidt Brewery History Exhibit
04 Dec 2016 Holiday Open Haus
03 Dec 2016 Holiday Open Haus
28 Dec 2015 Twin Cities Männerchor
21 Dec 2015 Deutscher Damenklub
20 Dec 2015 German Advent Open House
19 Dec 2015 Community Christmas Dinner & Program
15 Dec 2015 Deutscher Sprachklub
15 Dec 2015 Skatklub
14 Dec 2015 Twin Cities Männerchor
13 Dec 2015 German Language Advent Service
12 Dec 2015 Modelleisenbahngruppe (Germanic Model Trains)
11 Dec 2015 GACC Holiday Party
08 Dec 2015 Stammtisch
05 Dec 2015 Nikolaustag & Holiday Open Haus
20 Dec 2014 German Language Christmas Service
13 Dec 2014 Community Christmas Dinner & Program
06 Dec 2014 Holiday Open Haus
21 Nov 2014 German Town: The Lost Story of Seaford Town, Jamaica
14 Nov 2014 Junior und der Schwan: Film Screening and Discussion
13 Nov 2014 Walls That Fell and Walls Still to Fall: That the Fall of the Berlin Wall Means For Us Today
11 Nov 2014 Stammtisch
08 Nov 2014 Kaffeestube
16 Oct 2014 Malice Toward None: a discussion with the author
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