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

Kulturbrücke - International Encounters from USA & Germany

Kulturbrücke, a cultural bridge of poets, painters, dancers, and sculptors from both Germany and the United States. Curated by Piotr Wolodkowicz and Marianne Buchwald of International Art Group Chicago, the exhibit will feature a broad range of works with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties. There will be a series of events that will entertain and stimulate thinking about how two cultures can create a dialog about what matters in the world of art. The events will be in German and English. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

  • Feb. 28 at 2pm - Art in Action with Spencer Hutchinson and Lara Oppenheimer
  • Feb. 28 at 4pm - German Theater class reading of Ozeanflug by Brecht and A Day in Winter by Aggarwal
  • Feb. 28 at 6pm - Dance and mask performance inspired by Kafka's Vor Dem Gesetz
  • Feb 28 ay 7pm - Vocals with Ulli Songs and performance art by Eileen Tull 
  • Feb. 28 at 8pm - Chicago Modern Orchestra Project directed by Renée Baker and Chicago Mask Ensemble will perform "The Perfumed Garden"
  • Mar. 20 at 6pm-10pm - Closing Reception

21 Feb - 21 Mar | Opening Reception 21 Feb 6pm | Free Admission

Fack Ju GötheGerman Cinema Now - Fack ju Göhte

We are extremely proud to present the most successful German movie of 2014. It is also the highest grossing German movie of all time!

A criminal who can barely spell is forced to become a substitute teacher in this the new comedy from Turkish-German director Bora Dagtekin.

Somebody built a school gym directly over the stolen cash his girlfriend buried for him. And now, ex-con Zeki Müller has no choice but to pass himself off as a substitute teacher at Goethe Comprehensive School, thus providing the German educational system with one more problem, i.e. the craziest teacher of all time. At night, Zeki digs secretly for his loot: during the day, he uses drastic yet effective methods to bring the unruly kids of class 10B back on track. Although his prim and proper fellow teacher Lisi Schnabelstedt condemns the unorthodox pedagogical approach taken by her new „colleague,“ she nevertheless finds herself falling in love with Zeki and even helps him dig up something more valuable than cash, namely the remains of his own moral integrity.

This story has rapid-fire dialogue amusing over-the-top acting and antics, and the great chemistry of M'Barek and Karoline Herfurth ensure audiences will have a pretty good time.

The movie has won 6 major awards in 2014:

  • Audience's Prize of the Bayerischen Filmpreis
  • Bambi Award for the best German film
  • Goldene Leinwand
  • Bogey Award in Platinum for 5 million views at the cinema in 50 days
  • Deutscher Comedypreis for the best comedy cinema movie
  • Jupiter Award for Best German Film



The movie will be shown in German with English subtitles.


27 February 2015 | 7:30pm | Free Admission | Drinks, snacks and German candy available for purchase

German Cinema Now - Zeit der Kannibalen

Oellers and Dutch have everything under control. For six years, the successful management consultants tour the dirtiest countries in the world to satisfy the hunger of their profit customers. Their goal seems close: finally ascend to the company Olympus -  finally become partners!
When they learn that  teammate Hellinger has made the coveted career move,  nerves are on edge. Because "up or out" is the principle. That Hellinger thereafter fell from  from the office window for unknown reasons does not help.
Ironically, the young, ambitious Bianca moves in. Oellers and Dutch are annoyed -  sarcasm is spreading, neuroses erupt. The struggle for survival in the Company goes to the substance - the time of cannibals begins.




27 March | 7:30 pm | Free Admission | Bar, snacks and German candy available for purchase

Interested in Volunteering?


The DANK Haus is a volunteer-based organization and is always looking for amazing volunteers. Whether you like to paint, bartend, cook, organize, or give tours there is always a need for your talent and expertise. Check out the volunteer signup website or contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

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