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Cultural Events

We are known to throw the best events in the neighbordhood. World Cup, Eurovision, Mayfest, Stammtisch, Kino, Comedy Shows, Classical Concerts, or Oktoberfest.  READ MORE

Education

We offer German language classes for everyone from toddlers and kids to teens to adults. Our cooking classes and other educational events are a hit for all types of students.   READ MORE

Museum

Come experience the "Lost German Chicago" exhibit! Open Mon-Fri, 1:00pm - 5:00pm or by appointment. READ MORE

Hall Rentals

Plan your event in one of our beautiful, historic rooms. The elegant architectural details from the marble lobby to the gilt plaster frieze of the ballroom make the perfect setting.   READ MORE

Library

There are over 7,000 volumes in our collection which includes several rare sets. Our collection includes adult fiction, history, poetry, drama, children's books, and more.   READ MORE

Gallery

The Willi Scharpenberg Gallery hosts rotating artistic and historical exhibits in a wide range of media. READ MORE


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM


    • Thursday, April 26, 2018


    Pizza and "FUN"raising...Yummy!

    On April 26 join us at Nick's Pizza located at 2434 W Montrose Ave, Chicago. All day on any order, dine-in or carry out, if you show them a picture of this flyer 25%  of the net sales generated help the DANK Haus.

    Who knew you could eat pizza and help preserve the DANK Haus at the same time? 

    Besides the pizza at Nick's is incredible.

    SAVE THE DATE - April 26 at Nick's Pizza.

    • Friday, April 27, 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • 5th floor, kitchen
    • 14
    Register

    Do you suffer from FOMR (Fear of Making Risotto), Mushroom Risotto that is?

    Join Chef Greg Cannon of Chef Driven Tours and your friends at the DANK Haus to learn the secrets of perfect risotto using simple ingredients. Popular all over Germany, mushroom risotto.

    This lively class will be hands on, and as always, it includes a drink from the bar, generous samplings, recipes, and of course, camaraderie. 

    Register as soon as you can!

    • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    • 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM


    • Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Avenue

    German culture beyond the Oompah ... Join us for an evening of German-language, song, spoken word, and musical composition! All performers are welcome!

    Bring your Gitarre, Geige, Korg MS-20 or just your schöne Stimme. Piano on the premises.

    Deutsch-Mic takes place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in our Skyline Lounge. Join other sung and spoken German word enthusiasts in the Deutsch-Mic closed Facebook group!

    Free Admission, drinks available for purchase.

    • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    • 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM


    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • 2:00 PM

    Want to know what American Idol is like with the whole world?


    Join us on May 12th at 2:00 PM
    for the Eurovision Song Contest!

    It is the 63rd edition of the annual
    Eurovision Song Contest out of Lisbon.
    There will be multiple screens for viewing
    the numerous performances.
    Held in the Brandenburg Room on the 2nd floor.

    Free admission with snacks and drinks available for purchase.


    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • DANK Haus, 5th Floor, Marunde Ballroom
    • 23
    Register

    Spring is here and what feels and looks more like it than this adorable Maibäumchen/ Maypole Centerpiece that you know you will want to have on your table! Join us the afternoon of May 12 to create your own. Everyone can do this; no florist skills needed. All materials and coffee & cookies included! 

    Save your spot by May 6!

    $22 per spot ($25 for non-members)

    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM


    • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • 16 sessions
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    • 9
    Register

    Teen Level 1 welcomes students ages 10-15 that are interested in learning German. Our Intensive Summer Class meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:45 PM.


    • Saturday, June 09, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western & Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem
    • 60
    Register

    Come out to support Bastian Schweinsteiger and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club on June 9 against New England at 7:30pm! Make it an evening by buying your tickets with us, then before the game meet your friends for food and drink at the Atlantic Bar and secure your transportation to and from the game.

    Step 1: Get your tickets to the game ! Tickets are $26

    Click the word "TICKETS" to purchase TICKETS(portion going back to the DANK Haus!) 

    Step 2: Register to eat at the Buffet at Atlantic Bar ! Cost is $14 a person

    Click on the "REGISTRATION" button below to sign up.

    Step 3: Secure your Transportation

    A bus will leave from the Atlantic Bar around 5:00pm and return around 11:00pm. The cost of the bus is FREE if you REGISTER for the Buffet or if buy a drink or food at Atlantic Bar prior to grabbing a seat on the bus.  Free parking at MB Financial Bank lot after 1pm (entrance on Western & Gunnison) 

    If you decide to drive, parking will be $20 the day of the game. 

    List of registrants available for members only!

    • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Avenue

    German culture beyond the Oompah ... Join us for an evening of German-language, song, spoken word, and musical composition! All performers are welcome!

    Bring your Gitarre, Geige, Korg MS-20 or just your schöne Stimme. Piano on the premises.

    Deutsch-Mic takes place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in our Skyline Lounge. Join other sung and spoken German word enthusiasts in the Deutsch-Mic closed Facebook group!

    Free Admission, drinks available for purchase.

    • Sunday, June 17, 2018
    • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    • 3 sessions

    WORLD CUP VIEWING PARTIES

    Come join in on the fun as we watch Germany take the field to win the World Cup. As long as Germany WINS we will keep the viewing parties going. Doors will open 45 minutes before start time on the 2nd Floor in our Brandenburg Room. 

    Show up have a bier and pretzel as you watch the game and cheer on Germany. 

    $5 suggested door donation.

    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    • 18
    Register

    DANK Haus Kinderschule Sommercamp is a fun introduction to and reinforcement of German language and culture for kids ages 4-8.  
    Because it was so much fun last year ... this year's theme will once more be "Wenn ich groß bin - When I grow up .... 2nd Edition" and circle around all things skilled trades and jobs.  Besides daily hands-on activities, stories and songs about varying professions, we will explore the neighborhood and visit local businesses on little walking field trips. Yes, August in Chicago can be hot, but how much fun is a summer spent inside? A full day field trip to Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg in week 2 will round up our fun exploration!   


    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    • 8
    Register

    DANK Haus Kinderschule Sommercamp is a fun introduction to and reinforcement of German language and culture for kids ages 9-12.  
    Because it was so much fun last year ... this year's theme will once more be "Wenn ich groß bin - When I grow up .... 2nd Edition" and circle around all things skilled trades and jobs.  Besides daily hands-on activities, stories and songs about varying professions, we will explore the neighborhood and visit local businesses on little walking field trips. Yes, August in Chicago can be hot, but how much fun is a summer spent inside? A full day field trip to Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg in week 2 will round up our fun exploration!   


    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • DANK Haus, Skyline Lounge
    Register


    Explore the history of the Kaiserreich (German Empire or 2nd Reich) of Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm I & II from the ecstasy of unification (1871) to the agony of defeat at Versailles (1919). Examine the Kaiserreich as Kulturnation, the science, philosophy, music and literature that not only made this epoch so remarkable but portentous for the years which lie ahead. Study the geo-political chain of events which lead to tragic defeat in WWI and national humiliation at Versailles. An interesting, insightful, visually oriented Power Point presentation history will buffs enjoy.

    Syllabus for Kaiserreich to Versailles Sept 2018.pdf

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Friends of DANK Haus

Whether you are interested in taking a class in our language school, participate in one of our events throughout the year, support our community outreach, attend the museum, gallery and library, or simply want to show the pride in German heritage and culture, our Friends of DANK Haus Benefits program has lot of perks:
  • Free monthly Open Haus Stammtisch event
  • Free movie events
  • Free museum access
  • Free parking during off-business hours
  • Discount on German language classes (coming soon)
  • Discount on rentals of our Skyline Lounge and Ballroom  
  • Discount on Kulturküche cooking classes
  • Discount on concerts and special events
  • Discount on flights to Germany (coming soon)
  • Invitation to exclusive member-only events
  • Early-bird access to events with a guaranteed sell-out 

When joining the Friends of DANK Haus benefits program, you are supporting a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We also encourage you to support and join the DANK National organization, which has its own membership benefits.

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DANK Haus
German American Cultural Center
 
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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