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

Crawltoberfest - 27 Sep 12:00 - 10:00 pm

Don your dirndl and lace up your lederhosen & join us to celebrate Chicago's German heritage in historic Lincoln Square, by visiting some of the city's best German bars! There will be games like stein hoisting and hammerslagen (which is terribly fun), and lots of fun themed gifts like liter steins and glass boots. It's going to be a really fun event.

The Chicago Brauhaus is going to do a big group chicken dance for attendees. This is a CrawlNightLong event, so of course costumes & games are part of the fun! Wear lederhosen, dirndls, or anything creative you can come up with!

In honor of Munich's famous fest, we'll be donating half of each $10 ticket to Lincoln Square's own DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

Register today!


Kinder Oktoberfest - 4.Okt 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Join Kinderschule parents after class for a little Oktoberfest lunch & fun!

Meet new friends, sign up for the Parent's Advisory Council, and learn about upcoming events for our 50th anniversary

Free admission and lunch.  Kids will keep busy with a polonaise, potato crafts, and facepainting.



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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