What's New at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

 As Dreams Fall Apart Free Concert & Lecture- 20.Okt  7 pm

 The Golden Age of Jewish Film Music, Free lecture, concert & album release
The first thirty years of sound film were critically influenced by the traditions of Jewish cabaret that serve as the foundation for the repertories and performances of the New Budapest Orpheum Society. During the thirty years spanned by this CD project, Jewish cabaret expanded from the cabaret stage to film, providing the musical mise-en-scène of Jewish history during the critical moments of exile, Holocaust, and revival that provide the musical script of modern film history.

 The New Budapest Orpheum Society is a sevenmember ensemble in residence in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago performing Jewish Cabaret music and political songs from the turn of the 20th century to the present, exploring original materials in Hebrew, Yiddish, and German.

This event is part of Chicago Artists Month 2014.

Free and Open to the Public


Lincoln Square Art Walk- 18.Okt 10 am - 7 pm and 19.Okt 10 am - 5pm

Lincoln Square Art Walk is a juried showcase of local artists in a rich variety of mediums and venues organized to highlight the vibrant artistic community and bring art to people where they live, play, work and shop. This event, in its 3rd year, promises to be particularly lively with 10+ local businesses displaying art works as well as coinciding with the new Lincoln Square/Ravenswood portion of the Chicago Architecture Foundation Open House.
Exhibiting artists reside in the boundaries of Bryn Mawr, Kedzie, Ashland and Irving Park.
Lincoln Square Art Walk is a cooperative event among the businesses and institutions in Lincoln Square that believe in the promotion of art for the benefit of the community.

Join the Opening Reception for the Best in Show Exhibit Friday 17.Okt 6pm -9pm at DANK Haus

This event is part of Chicago Artists Month 2014.

Free and Open to the Public


Laternenfest - 9. Nov 2:30 pm

German International School Chicago and the DANK Haus welcome children of all ages and backgrounds to a fun-filled autumn celebration. In Europe, Laternenfest is a fall festival where children walk through their villages with lighted lanterns on the eve of St. Martin's feast day (Martinstag). Our Chicago celebration includes lantern-making and other kid-friendly activities and concludes with a lantern parade at dusk.

Laternenfest is Sunday, November 9 at 2:30 pm. Admission includes a lantern kit that children can use to personalize their own lantern, plus free crafts, face painting, storytelling, and a sing-along. Baked goods, juice, water, beer and glühwein will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $7 each.  Children under age 2 are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be no at-the-door sales. Laternenfest sells out almost every year, and space is again limited this year, so purchase your tickets today!

 German Cinema Now - The Strange Little Cat

The action takes place almost entirely within a single Berlin apartment, where three generations of a middle-class family gather ahead of their shared evening meal. The film studies its assorted human inhabitants and guests as if they were members of an alien species. A comedic examination of the everyday that has been captivating audiences since its premiere at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.
Director: Ramon Zurcher, 72 min., Germany 2013

Watch the Trailer

24 Oktober 2014 | 7:30pm | Free and Open to the Public |



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