Occasionally, we would like to share some non-GCBA Events with our German-speaking Network. These events are organized by other German non-profits, charities, associations, churches and schools. Please let us know if you have any events you would like us to share on this page.

Ute Lemper – Last Tango in Berlin

May 4, 2017 8:00 PM – May 4, 2017 10:00 PM | Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St, Vancouver

Ute Lemper

Join chansonnière Lemper as she opens the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival with the ballads of Weill, Brecht, and others.

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester
Presented by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Max Raabe

6265 Crescent Road at UBC.

The dashing, dapper, and debonaire Max Raabe evokes another era: Berlin in the 1920s. His elegant poise, suave sophistication, and silky-smooth singing voice–backed by the stylings of the brilliant 12-piece big band known as the Palast Orchester–bring a bygone time to life. And yet, there’s something strangely modern about tunes by the likes of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. How can you not love a musical act that can move from Kurt Weill’s “Alabama Song” to the Walter Jurmann classic “Mein Gorilla hat ‘ne Villa im Zoo” (My Gorilla has a Villa in the Zoo)?, asked the Los Angeles Times, and we agree.

Raabe’s passion for the past was first roused by a humorous instrumental called “I’m Crazy About Hilda,” and before long he was collecting rare 78s in his native Germany. Audiences around the globe love his meticulous recreations of the standards, spot-on reimagining of contemporary tunes, and witty humour.
The German Consulate is going to host a pre-show reception for all visitors of the concert. So come early and enjoy some snacks and nice company prior to this wonderful event!

Tickets and info:




Heidi Movie

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – 10:00
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 14:00

VIFF Vancity Theatre

1181 Seymour St.
$10 adult; $7 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Alain Gsponer
LENGTH: 111min
YEAR: 2016
COUNTRY: Switzerland/Germany

In German and Swiss-German with English subtitles.*
Are you new to subtitled films? Don’t worry! A limited number of headsets are available for those who would prefer to have subtitles read aloud by an experienced reader. Please inquire to reserve headsets for your class at the time of booking.

Heidi is one of the most beloved and best-selling books ever written. Director Alain Gsponer’s fresh take on this classic tale conjures everything that is magical about the precocious orphan girl who is sent to live with her mysterious grandfather (Bruno Ganz, Downfall) in the Swiss Alps. When Heidi is whisked away by her aunt to a posh house in the city, her worldview expands rapidly. A term of Heidi’s lodging and education is that she is expected to provide companionship to Clara, the lonely, wheelchair-bound daughter of this well-to-do family. This is hardly a chore since goofing around with her new friend is decidedly fun, and Heidi is up for adventure. Ultimately, she finds herself caught between her friendship with Clara, and longing for the freedom of mountain life. With cinematically striking and bucolic landscapes, grand sets, and lush costumes, Heidi is an epic tale of friendship, family, and following your instincts.

Recommended for ages 9+

For more information please visit the festivals website

Brought to you by the German Consulate General in Vancouver

Exhibition opening – a joint event by the German Consulate General and the LUMAS Gallery

House of Eulalia © Werner PawlekDate:  Friday, March 30, 2017
Time:  6 pm
Location:  LUMAS Gallery
305 Water Street, Vancouver
Link:  http://www.canada.diplo.de/Vertretung/kanada/en/__events/vancouver/Lumas.html?archive=3337696

Germany has a long and distinguished tradition in the visual arts, and continues to develop as a cultural center for contemporary and innovative photographic art. Founded in Berlin, LUMAS Gallery has provided a platform to celebrate photography as a fine art for over 10 years, with German based artists at the forefront. German Haus: Kunstwerk und Fotografie presents a selection of these artists as ambassadors of the LUMAS portfolio and representatives of the influence of German artist on the development of photography as a fine art.

Please RSVP to vancouver@lumas.com – limited spaces available!


Rosemary SiemansOne of the highlights of the event is the performance of Rosemary Siemens– a well-known violinist who has already performed four times at New York’s Carnegie Hall, played private concerts for two U.S. Presidents as well as Canada’s Prime Minister and who was the first violinist to ever perform at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican since its first mass in 1483.

The German Consul General Josef Beck will host a reception at this event and we are looking forward to seeing you there!