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

Kulturküche: Sausage Making

Due to extreme popular demand we are bringing back our Sausage making class. Austrian Chef Martin of Alpine Brand Sausages will guide you through the art of Wurst.

Students will make 3-4 sausages from bratwurst to chorizo to sweet Italian and kielbasa.

Attendees will take part in butchering, spicing and stuffing of two sausages and a side dish.

Are you ready to grind a whole pork shoulder? This class sells our very quickly, so secure your tickets now!

13 March | 7:30pm | Tickets are $22 and include demonstration, recipes, one drink and tasting.

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Stammtisch Open Haus: Starkbierfest

During Lent, Monks, in particular, should be fasting and refraining from solid food. One monk, Salavator, figured that while eating was verboten, drinking was not. Since he knew a thing or two about brewing beer, he brewed a batch of strong beer - "strong" meaning brewed with less water, leaving more grain in it. They say one liter of "starkbier" is like eating 16 loaves of bread. Salvator's brew was quite popular with the brothers, to say the least.

During the days of Lent, all of Bavaria's breweries create a version of Starkbier. Just like the originator, Salvator from the Paulaner Brewery, most varieties end with the "ator" appendix: Optimator, Triumphator, Maximator, Terminator, and countless others.

Join us for our monthly Open Haus and taste some of those delicious brews like Andechs Doppel Bock or Atinger Celebrator. Don't like dark beer? Leave your preconceived notions behind and give it an honest try. You simply can't compare the beer we have in North America with the fresh brewed original in Munich.

20 March | 7:30pm | Free Admission |Beer and snacks available for purchase.

German Cinema Now - Zeit der Kannibalen

Öllers and Niederländer are two highly paid consultants. For years they’ve been touring the world’s dirtiest countries seeking to satisfy their clients’ hunger for profit. Reality exists merely as a dusty silhouette behind the windows of their air-conditioned luxury hotels. Their goal seems to be within their grasp: to ascend to their company's top echelon and finally be made partners.

Both are well aware that, according to their firm's unwritten rules in the hierarchy, they’ll need to secure their final promotion by their mid-thirties or else they’ll be sidelined: ‘up or out’. But then their old rival Hellinger is given the sought-after promotion and they find themselves forced to come to terms with his successor, the ambitious young Bianca.

Gradually, they begin to lose control and their nerves are on edge: why did Hellinger throw himself out of a window? Why is the company being sold? And will the firm reshuffle the cards without them? Who can they trust? They are fighting their last battle.

Zeit der Kannibalen is a slick, sharp parody charting the fall of the new elite from the heights of hubris into a miserable abyss. And, in the meantime, radical Islamists storm the hotel.

The movie has been part of the Berlinale (International Film Festival in Berlin) and is nominated by the German Film Critics Association for the following awards:

  • Best Film (Bester Spielfilm)
  • Best Actor (Bester Darsteller)
  • Best Actor (Bester Darsteller)

Movie will be shown in German with English subtitles.


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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