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

 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 |


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!


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