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February 2020

Danez Smith: Homie

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Poet DANEZ SMITH presents their new collection Homie. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith’s close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy within a nation where both can seem scarce and getting scarcer. Smith is joined by writer and performance poet BRITTENEY ROSE BLACK KAPRI. More about Homie: Smith is back with their highly anticipated third collection, Homie, a magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship. In poems of rare power and…

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German History: Konflikt, Kultur & Kabarett In Weimar, 1919 to 1933

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 13, 2020

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$200 – $220

Join DANK Haus for their German History course Konflikt, Kultur & Kabarett In Weimar, 1919 to 1933! Over 16 weeks, they will be studying the tumultuous Weimar period in Germany from the culture of Kabarett to the political conditions that led to the rise of the Nazi Party.

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February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$75 – $125

Karneval 2020 is DANK Haus' first ever annual gala and fundraiser to benefit the DANK Haus. Enjoy Karneval with all your friends and support the DANK Haus at the same time! You are invited to join in this German holiday tradition of celebration and the "5th Season"! Come dressed to impress and enjoy a night of dancing, food, entertainment and all around fun! Your tickets include tasting stations featuring German inspired food from Funkenhausen. Chef Mark Steuer creates unique dishes that…

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March 2020

As if in a story. Liūnė Sutema – woman and poet

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629 United States
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Written and performed by Audrė Budrys Nakas, “As if in a story... Liūnė Sutema – woman and poet”, is the story of Zinaida Nagytė-Katiliškienė - poet Liūnė Sutema, who was born in Lithuania in 1927, but fled her native land during the Second World War. She lived most of her life in a small town outside of Chicago, longing for her homeland and turning her sorrow into brilliant poetry. Though Liūnė Sutema was awarded the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts…

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Concert with Jaerv

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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$15 – $25

The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv, present an extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a homogeneous, vivid sound that has established Jaerv on the folk music scene as well as in many other forums. Rooted in several different musical traditions, Jaerv offers a varied stage performance where vocal, five-voiced tunes blend in with energetic dances and free improvisations. Jaerv is an internationally well-known act and has toured…

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