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at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

The DANK Haus is always full of programming that contributes to our mission as the cultural hub for German Americans in Chicago.

Our Stammtisch Open Haus, a social evening to connect those with an interest in German Chicago, is held the third Friday of every month. Other events include monthly Kulturküche cooking classes, concerts and exhibits in our Fine Arts series, and special Cultural Events that bring the traditions of Germany to America.

On these pages you will find a sampling of our recurring and upcoming events. Subscribe to our event list for the most up to date information! Also, be sure to read and understand our cancellation and refund policy should it be needed.

For more information on other exciting German functions in Chicago, we encourage you to visit the German Day site.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, July 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 5th floor, Kitchen
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    Kulturküche - Pretzel Blitz

    July 26th | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 5th Floor

    Ever wondered how to make authentic German Pretzels? Join us for Kulturküche, our very own German-inspired cooking class! This month's class features Pretzel Meister Reinhard and a hands-on lesson in German Pretzel making. This is a popular class and it fills up fast. Course includes generous tastings and one free drink. $24 per person / $20 for “Friends of the DANK Haus”. Class is held Friday, July 26th and starts at 1:00 PM (perfect pretzel take time! Please plan to spend 3 hours with us). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Beverages will be available for purchase at the bar. Bring your friends and your taste buds!

    Free Parking available in the 5/3 Bank formally MB Financial lot (entrance on Western & Gunnison).

    • Monday, August 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 16, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
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    *We've reached our maximum and registration is now closed! You are welcome to register to be placed on the waitlist and you will be contacted if a spot becomes free.

    *If you have already registered your child but now would like to add before/after care, please email danica@dankhaus.com for assistance.

    DANK Haus Kinderschule Sommercamp is a fun introduction to and reinforcement of German language and culture for kids ages 9-12.  

    This year we want to focus on ways kids can give back, be communal and kind. We will run a mini food donation drive, visit a local food pantry, host a lemonade stand and decide on a charitable organization to donate proceeds to, ... and so much more.

    Sommercamp is hosted August 5 through 16, from 9am to 3pm. Before & after care is available with flexible registration for one or two weeks. Please fill out a separate registration form for before & after care.

    • Monday, August 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 16, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    *We've reached our maximum and registration is now closed! You are welcome to register to be placed on the waitlist and you will be contacted if a spot becomes free.

    *If you have already registered your child but now would like to add before/after care, please email danica@dankhaus.com for assistance.

    DANK Haus Kinderschule Sommercamp is a fun introduction to and reinforcement of German language and culture for kids ages 4-8.  

    This year we want to focus on ways kids can give back, be communal and kind. We will run a mini food donation drive, visit a local food pantry, host a lemonade stand and decide on a charitable organization to donate proceeds to, ... and so much more.

    Sommercamp is hosted August 5 through 16, from 9am to 3pm. Before & after care is available with flexible registration for one or two weeks. Please fill out a separate registration form for before & after care.


    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 6th Floor Skyline Lounge DANK Haus
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    Thursday, August 29th

    7:00 - 9:00 PM

    Skyline Lounge

    Jazz Concert - Dieter Köhnlein


    Join us for an enchanted musical performance by German jazz pianist, Dieter Köhnlein. Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the concert will take place in the 6th Floor Skyline Lounge of the DANK Haus. The performance will feature Köhnlein’s concert of original compositions, and it is free and open to the public. 


    Dieter Köhnlein, born in Ansbach, Germany in 1959, is a leading jazz pianist and composer. His style incorporates energetic performance and spontaneity that have earned him multiple awards abroad. Köhnlein studied music education at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and has since pursued jazz, creating original compositions that he fondly calls a ‘vehicle for improvisation’. We are thrilled to have him perform at the Haus!


    The concert takes place from 7 PM to 9 PM on the 6th Floor Skyline Lounge of the DANK Haus. Admission is free of charge and open to the public. Beverages and light refreshments will be available for purchase. Free parking is available in the 5/3rd Bank, located at Western and Gunnison. We are located across the street from the Western Brown Line Train Stop and there is metered parking (in 3 hour increments) on Western Avenue.


    Please let us know you are attending the concert by registering in advance.

    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • DANK Haus, 2nd Floor Brandenburg Room
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    Join us as we immerse ourselves in the lives and times of the Weimar Republic, the German people’s first taste of Demokratie during a period of extraordinary political, economic and societal turbulence. Tragically sandwiched between the sorry end of Bismarck’s Kaiserreich in 1919 and the very beginning of Adolf Hitler’s diabolical reign in 1933. National demoralization from defeat in war, ruinous hyperinflation via punitive war reparations and sinister political forces arrayed against democracy present Weimar with extreme challenges. Yet Weimar also gives rise to uniquely creative cultural expression which flourishes during the Golden Twenties before being strangled by the great worldwide Depression and rapid ascent of a neo-pagan, anti-Semitic and anti-democratic ideology known as National Socialism.

    For more info: Konflikt, Kultur and Kabarett in Weimar, 1919 to 1933.JPG


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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