Every 4th Friday
German Cinema Now - Der Nanny
Friday 26 August 2016 | 7:30 pm
Single father Clemens (Matthias Schweighöfer) is shunned by all nanny services, because his 2 children Winnie and Theo (Paula Hartmann and Arved Friese) are impossible to babysit: they prank, bully and terrify any lady who dares to enter their mansion.But finding a nanny is hardly Clemens' #1 priority, being preoccupied by his urban development which requires the demolition of an apartment building, something bitterly opposed by its residents. One of the victims, Rolf (Milan Peschel), pays Clemens a visit to voice his protest, but is mistaken as the new nanny — or manny in his case.
Movie will be shown in German with English subtitles.
Free Admission | Bar, snacks and German candy available for purchase
Back by popular demand!
Paco Erhard: 5-Step Guide to Being German
Tuesday September 6, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Sold out at comedy festivals in Great Britain, Canada, and Australia, "5-Step Guide to Being German" is the result of the author's mission to set the record straight about his charming, crazy mishap of a country. Exploring the reality behind the stereotypes, award-winning German comedian Paco Erhard delivers an extremely clever analysis of the modern German psyche that is side-splittingly funny and violently politically incorrect. The show was nominated for the Fringe World Best Comedy Award in 2013.
Paco Erhard shows audiences the Germany behind the scenes, as he deals with topics as varied as German bluntness (we just value honesty more highly than other peoples feelings), hilarious dilemmas on the Autobahn, the secret behind Lederhosen, and how it feels to have to grow up with Germany's horrible past.
Light snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Doors open an hour before the show starts.
Parking: MB Financial Bank (Western & Gunnison), after 6pm
Meet the Artist - Paco will stay after the show to give autographs and meet the audience.
Join us for the festivities!
Von Steuben German Day Parade - DANK Float
Saturday September 10, 2016 | 1:00 pm
What is the most famous parade in Chicago? Of course it’s the parade where Ferris Bueller performed his famous “Dankeschön” and "Twist & Shout" on a DANK float and what would be more festive than walking with DANK Haus in that parade on the 30th anniversary of the movie.
DANK Haus is inviting all members, students, volunteers and supporters to walk with us in this year’s Von-Steuben-German-Day Parade. Put on your festive gear (Trachten or our famous German Chicago Pretzel shirt) and celebrate German-American Day with us. All ages are welcome!
The parade takes off at the intersection of Lincoln and Irving Park and meeting point is at the CVS Pharmacy (4051 N Lincoln Ave) at 1 PM.
Don’t have one of our famous German Chicago Pretzel shirts? No problem, stop-by at DANK Haus or email us with your size (women and men sizes S-XXL).
Young Turkish Artist in Chicago!
Saturday 10 September 2016 | 7:00 pm
We kindly invite you to the opening of Tan Taşpolatoğlu's first international solo exhibition; Derealization II. This young Turkish artist's exhibt is curated by Derin Isikman Baratka.
"Derealization is disorder where people feel like they don’t belong anywhere and that nothing is real. They are emotional detached and feel like there is no color or meaning in the world. Derealization is a deep and impactful topic which should not be suppressed in our society. The project will help educate and comfort people so they understand they are not alone and they can overcome their own depression through art."
The exhibition will be up from September 10th until October 1st. If you are interested in watching Tan at work, stop by the DANK Haus from September 12th to the 17th. He will be creating a brand new work of art right here at the DANK Haus!
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