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Dust off that Dirndl or loosen those Lederhosen. Enzian Schuhplattler is pleased to host a Trachtenstammtisch on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7pm at the German House.

Upcoming 2016 Trachtenstammtisch:
  • February 17th
  • March 16th
  • April 20th

Whether you have full Tracht, just getting started and have a pin hat or German sweater, or have no Tracht at all...everyone is welcome to join the Stammtisch to practice your German and maybe even learn a little Bayerish here and there. Feel free to bring your own beer or wine. Participants may also bring food/goodies but not required.

**PLEASE DO FEEL FREE TO INVITE OTHERS who would like to practice their German**

After the Stammtisch, participants are welcome to stay and watch the Enzian dance practice 7-9pm and continue speaking German during the breaks.

Public parking available nearby on streets. Contact Sean Schmidt at sean/schmidt/at/ or 206--898--5107 for questions or more information.

St. Nicholas and Krampus Visit Austria Club of Vancouver

7 December 2015. There were multiple sitings of St. Nicholas Krampus over the St. Nikolas holiday weekend. FOUR Krampus were spotted at the Austria Club of Vancouver event.

>> For more on the St. Nicholas tradition, visit the page and/or the page.

>> For more on the Krampus tradition, visit the page and/or the page.

Steffi Graf is a Seahwaks Fan

From Stefanie Graf's Facebook page on February 1st, 2015. Good to know Steffi and Andre are Seahawks fans!

Triosence | January 28, 2015 | Lucid

Not to be missed!

Triosence is a groundbreaking jazz trio all the way from Germany that has been called "the new leading standard" of jazz music. Formed in 1999, Triosence has won almost every jazz competition there is to win in Germany. You never know which of the group's three instruments — piano, bass, or drums — will take the lead. The result is a much wider spectrum of sound than trios traditionally have.

Triosence is accompanied by Camila Recchio, a homegrown Seattle soul artist who trained as a gospel singer. She's collaborated with artists such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton, Warsky, and others.

Date | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time | 7:00pm
Location | Lucid, 5241 University Way NE
Tickets | $21, More info & Buy Tickets

UW Germanics Presents "Green Germany, Green Europe" Film Series

The UW Department of Germanics presents their Winter quarter 2015 film series titled "Green German, Green Europe". The series features eight films in German with English Subtitles.

All films shown Thursdays at 6:30pm in Gould 322
  • January 15, 2915 - Der Agrar Rebell: Permakultur in den Salzburger Alpen (2001). Sepp Holzer...farmer, author, and an international consultant for natural agriculture. He took over his parents' mountain farm business in 1962 and pioneered the use of ecological farming, or permaculture, techniques at high altitudes (1100 to 1500 meters above sea level). Film website.
  • Januray 22, 2015 - Staub (2007). A look at the pervasive power of dust from its tiny particles settling in unseen places to its ability to cause illnesses and create the cosmos. Film website. IMDB
  • January 29, 2015 - Taste the Waste (2010). Why do we throw away so much food? And how can we stop this kind of waste? Amazing but true: On the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half the food lands on the dump. Most of it before it ever reaches consumers. Film website. IMDB
  • February 5, 2015 - Plastic Planet (2009). Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. Film website. IMDB
  • February 12, 2015 - We Feed the World (2005). A look at how the world's food is produced and how mass production changes the environment and the lives of people. Film WebsiteIMDB
  • February 19, 2015 - Solartaxi: Um die Welt mit der Sonne (2010). Swiss school teacher Louis Palmer, together with a young crew of highly motivated volunteers, drives the so-called Solartaxi around the whole globe. Film Website. IMDB
  • Food Design (2009). A look inside the secret chambers where designers and scientists are defining your favorite mouthful of tomorrow. Film website.
  • More Than Honey (2012). An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. Film website. IMDB