German Events 2014-2015


Klaus Tappe

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German Consul's new office opening in downtown Detroit
Fred Hoffman,
Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany for the State of Michigan,
during the official opening of his new office, Dec. 8, 2011
at Clark Hill PLC, 500 Woodward, Suite 3500

Events (look for similar ones in coming years):
Barbara - a German movie at the DIA
(Deutschland 2012)
Rammstein in Auburn Hills

on May 6th 2012, this German band will give a concert in Michigan

Holiday Singalongs at the Dakota Inn Rathskeller
(17324 John R. Street, Detroit, Michigan, (313)867-9722)

Saline, Mi: Oktoberfest

German Park 2014/2015 (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
German Beergarden Style event - every summer on the last Sat.
in June, July, and August (Video of German dancers -
for a picture go to: Middle of the page!)

Karneval/Fasching in Michigan 2014-2015:

no Mardi Gras/Karneval Plymouth, Farmers Rd, Culture Center address

Sat., Feb 2, Grotto Club, 2070 West Stadium, Ann Arbor, Cost $25.00 includes dinner (at 6:15), drinks, coffee, cake. 6:00-11:00 pm - address - Tel. 734-663-1202 - Total cost only $25.00. To make reserions contact Klaus Kummer 734-913-9371 or Marianne Rauer 734-954-0057. Deadline for reservations - check!

GBU District 630, a German Club in Ann Arbor, is hosting its annual Fasching Dinner/Dance. The Menu includes sauerbraten, spätzle, red cabbage, tossed salad, bread, and cakes with coffee. Beer, wine, and pop is also included. Pretzels will be served later in the evening. Entertainment is provided by the Vagabonds for listening and dancing pleasure to traditional German music. Door and raffle prizes will be awarded. Costume prizes will go to the best male, female, and couple

Sat., Febr. 9, Sterling Heights, Carpathia Hall, GBU. Admission $17.50, does not cover food/drink - 7:00-11:00 PM - Band, dancing, Costume - Carpathia Maps / Events
check in Febr. 2015 Brownstown/Downriver. Admission (Karneval - Mardi Gras greetings in German: Alaaf & Helau) / Mardi Gras 2015
Dakota Inn (5 week-ends of Karneval/Mardi Gras)

German Language Christmas Service:
Only at Historic Trinity - the Downtown Lutheran German Language Christmas Service will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Jakob K. Heckert, of Concordia University, Ann Arbor will deliver the sermon in the German language, assisted by Mr. Gerhard Heinen. There will also be special German choral music. Following the service, you are invited to tour the many Christmas displays throughout Historic Trinity, or to participate in the Cathedral Christmas Dinner (reservations are required to attend the dinner).(Look for similar info in coming years)
Email Historic Trinity for additional information.
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church
1345 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48207
Phone:(800) 268-3058 (Michigan Only) or (313) 567-3100
Fax:(313) 567-3209

Carpathia Club - Holiday Events
(38000 Utica Road - Sterling Heights, Michigan)

Winter 2014, Christmas Events
Fri., Dec. 2 6-10 PM Holiday Market/Weihnachtsmarkt in Kerrytown (315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor (More info:
Downtown Detroit (Christmas Wonderfest with holiday treats, crafts, gifts, music and festivities) and
Frankenmuth Christkindlmarkt (Farmer's market)
*check out this Christkindlmarkt in München: Christkindlmarkt Munich

German and other international movies
at Wayne State, UofM Dearborn, Henry Ford Community College - check out their websites for info! UofM Dearborn German Film Series - Winter 2014-2015

Info from years past:

Into the Abyss - a Werner Herzog movie
In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man) probes the human psyche to explore why people kill—and why a state kills. In intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eight days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as "a gaze into the abyss of the human soul." Herzog's inquiries also extend to the families of the victims and perpetrators as well as a state executioner and pastor who've been with death row prisoners as they've taken their final breaths. As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory. (Maple Art Theatre, 4135 West Maple Road at Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, (248) 263-2111
Maple Art Theatre)

Young Goethe in love
Starts Friday, December 9 at the Main Art Theatre (Royal Oak):
With sparkling widescreen cinematography and gorgeous sets and costumes, this delightful romantic romp captures the magic—and heartbreak—of first love. Director Philipp Stölzl (North Face) returns to the very wellspring of Romanticism—Goethe's autobiographical masterpiece The Sorrows of Young Werther—a nd conjures up a beguiling and refreshingly innocent period romance. In 1772 Germany, the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe (Alexander Fehling, Inglourious Basterds) aspires to be a poet, but after failing his law exams he is sent by his father to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways, clerking for Judge Kestner (Moritz Bleibtreu). But then the lovely Lotte (Miriam Stein) enters his life and sparks fly. However, the young lovers are unaware that her father has already promised Lotte's hand to another man. Fehling is wonderful in the role of Goethe, burning with a passion and intelligence that would turn his first romantic experience into a novel that was a sensation throughout Europe and would launch the Romantic movement. (Fully subtitled)
*Producer/writer Christoph Müller on a famous writer's grief of love
Main Art Theatre, 118 North Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067, (248) 263-2111
Landmark Theatres

The exhibit, “Secret Heroes: The Ritchie Boys,” is running through February 5, 2012 at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. The exhibit will mark the first in-depth exploration of the lives and achievements of these soldiers serving as specialists in various aspects of military intelligence. The Ritchie Boys, named after Camp Ritchie in Maryland where they received their military training, were a little known American Army Intelligence Unit comprised primarily of Jewish soldiers, mostly refugees who fled Nazi controlled Germany. They came to America, joined the U.S. Army and then went back to Europe with military training and a deep knowledge of the enemy and the landscape. The Ritchie Boys significantly contributed to the Allied war effort and were trained for military action in both the European and Pacific theatre of operations. Holocaust Memorial Center - Zekelman Family Campus - 28123 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3738
(248) 553-2400 - (248) 553-2433 FAX - (248) 553-2834 Library
For more information, visit:

Cincinatti claims World's largest chicken dance
(yahoo-news: Oktoberfest Info)

Oktoberfest, Downtown Ann Arbor

2008 events: German Consulate Event Calendar (past years)

*** German American Day Event
German American Chamber -
(in 2007 at the Detroit Historical Museum)

***German American Networking Fair
Sunday, March 2008 (last event)
at Carpathia Hall 38000 Utica Road Sterling Heights, MI 48312 -
A good networking opportunity! for Clubs, organizations, schools, retailers,
German Newspapers, local German businesses - Meet the German community in Metro Detroit (More info)

Germany's biggest New Year's Eve Party: 2014-2015 in Berlin
Fly to Berlin, celebrate Silvester at the Brandenburger Tor - Unter den Linden (site info in German/English)

***Rosenmontag in Köln Deutschland, Jan./Febr. (Kölle Alaaf)

Oktoberfest, Brownstown:
German American Day event
Oktoberfest, Northville, Mi

German Movies at the DIA
Detroit, Winter 2011

German American Cultural Center Online Calendar
check out their listings.
Austrian Park

The former German government:
Die Bundeskanzlerin und der damalige Außenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier,

Nov. 2005-Nov.2006 (damals 1 Jahr im Amt)

From the German Yahoo

Check out these links: (Homepage!) - Frank-Walter Steinmeier!

Past events:
Joschka Fischer
at UofM

Citizenship at risk series

Joschka Fischer,
der deutsche Ex-Aussenminister
kommt nach Ann Arbor, März 2007,
er forscht/lehrt zur Zeit in Princeton
The German Ex-Secretary of State in Ann Arbor, Mi, March 2007

Welcome to Germany Info (German Embassy Washington)
Los Angeles Upcoming events (German Consulate: at Galleries etc.)

OPEN HOUSE -- Deutsche Schule Metro Detroit
Our facility: Niles Continuing Education Center, Troy Public Schools, 201 W. Square Lake Rd. (between Crooks and Livernois), Troy, Michigan - Please come and visit our Center!

Visiting Artists from Germany, Element 3,
Sept. 25-30, 2006: Residential College
Hip Hop and Break Dancing Workshops/Films
---- More info

Deutscher Posaunenchor St. Matthaeus, from Nuernberg, in Frankenmuth
Sun. Aug. 20. In the morning, they participated in a church service and from 6-8 PM, they played at the Bavarian Inn. A wonderful concert consisting classical church music, German folk and much more. After a trip to the Niagara Falls and the Amish in Berlin, Ohio, they will tour Chicago and give a free concert at the Sears Tower and a local church.

Fasching at the Dakota Inn, Detroit
Tommy Schober&Die Sorgenbrecher Band,
- Die Rhinelanders -

Northville's annual Oktoberfest, more info:

German-American Cultural Center Online - Calendar

Weihnachten in Deutschland (Lots of Info) - Christkindl-Market in Saline or other events

Karneval/Mardi Gras+and other events at the Brownstown, Germania Club

*Karneval in Ann Arbor, at the Grotto, 2017 W. Stadium

Karneval at Carpathia 2011
Sterling Heights

Karneval at Carpathia
and the 3rd Annual Kinderfasching
In the past: Karneval in Plymouth, MI:
Info Maria Mulzer, VP German-American Club of Plymouth. Reserve tables.
Plymouth Cultural Center, 525 Farmer St.?

More past 2005 events at EMU etc. (films, celebrations)
Saturday, April 9, 2005
-- More info - GAHFI-Newsletter

Saint Joseph's Church Mass - in German: 9:00 a.m. (fourth Sunday of each month) + Christmas 2011

Ann Arbor, Sat. June, July, August 2008 - German Park Picknick
-- A great Beergarden Fest: Food, dancing, beer in a great setting, in a forest - out on Pontiac Trail, a few miles northeast of Ann Arbor!


German American News: Nov. 2004: Governor Granholm visited Stuttgart, Germany (article discussing the trip) to get German companies to invest even more in the State of Michigan

Treffen in Blomberger Burg: Chirac and Schröder
"Vive Jacques" Begeisterter Empfang für Chirac in Schröders Heimat
Blomberg - Das informelle Treffen zwischen Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder und Frankreichs Staatspräsidenten Jacques Chirac fand am 7. März im lippischen Blomberg statt. (Photos) -- Radio Lippe --

U-M RC Deutsches Theater
Plays directed by Janet Hegman Shier. Performances are in German. Program notes and super titles in English will make it possible for non-German speakers to follow.
Contact her for further information: * Janet Hegman Shier,
Director, German Program and RC "Deutsches Theater"
University of Michigan Residential College
112 Greene, East Quad,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1245

*Konzerte mit Uwe Kind
Dondero High School, Royal Oak, MI -
(First organized by Monty Weathers)

*More German Event Info:
Wayne State University
University of Michigan Info
Residential College German events

German at Wayne State

Old main page

German teachers/restaurants etc.


German American Business

***Minorities with a background in German

My AATG-MI page

Klaus Tappe
German Language Consultant
*Private lessons, translations etc.