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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

    • Saturday, May 25, 2019
    • 2:30 PM
    • SeatGeek Stadium 7000 S Harlem Ave Bridgeview, IL 60455

    German Heritage Day

    Chicago Fire Soccer Game

    Saturday, May 25 | 2:30 PM

    Come cheer on Bastian Schweinsteiger and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club as they take on NYCFC on May 25th at 2:30pm for German Heritage Day! Bring your flags, wear your scarves and show your German pride in the stands and throughout the match!

    Discounted Corner Kick tickets are available for $24!

    Parking day of game is $20 (cash only)

    Every ticket purchase will include a mini German flag!

    Make sure to arrive early and tailgate pre-game

    Parking lots open 3 hours before the game begins

    Make sure to check out the concession stand behind Section 134 throughout the match to grab your beer and brats!

    Get your discounted DANK Haus sponsored Chicago Fire tickets online through this special offer:

    https://groupmatics.events/event/Dankhaus

    • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, June 02, 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Lincoln Square

    Celebrate 20 years of Maifest in Chicago!

    May 30th - June 2 | Lincoln & Leland Ave.


    Live Music & Entertainment All Days of the Event!

    Thursday: 5PM to 9:30PM “Rock the May Fest” Preview Party

    Friday: 5PM to 11PM (8PM Official Opening Ceremony, Traditional Keg Tapping and May Queen Crowning)

    Saturday: 12PM to 11PM (Live Music & Entertainment)

    Sunday: 12PM to 10PM (Maipole Dance & Cultural Program 1PM to 4PM)


    The DANK Haus - your local German American Cultural Center - and Chicago's German community welcomes all to Maifest in Lincoln Square; the heart of Chicago's German Community. Bring your friends and family and enjoy authentic German food, live music, and of course - cold beer. Come out and support the DANK Haus!

    Brought to you by the May Fest Committee, President Joe Matuschka. Special thanks to 47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin.

    Additional parking available at St. Matthias Church and MB Financial Bank.

    Want to volunteer at Maifest? Sign up online:

    https://dankhaus.ivolunteer.com/maifest_2019#

    Food, dancing, and as always... German Gemütlichkeit

    • Friday, June 14, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 6th floor
    • 80
    Register


    Spring Concert Series

     Lakeside Pride Ensemble

    June. 14th | 7:30pm | 6th Floor


    Our last spring concert series features the Lakeside Pride Ensemble!

    The Lakeside Pride Ensemble will treat guests to an exciting evening of cabaret! The musical group currently has three major ensembles – marching band, jazz orchestra, and symphonic band – which reflect a musical legacy that began in 1979 with the original Chicago Gay Pride Band.  For our exclusive event, select members from several of the different ensembles will join together to present a jazz and big band inspired collection of works.

    The concert will be held on Friday, June 14th at 7:30 pm in our popular Skyline Lounge complete with panoramic views of the city and vintage bar. Food and beverage will be available for purchase during the brief intermission. Tickets are $25 each, $20-member price.

    Free Parking available in the 5/3 Bank (previously MB Financial lot) at Western & Gunnison

    • Friday, June 28, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 5th Floor Marunde Ballroom
    • 14
    Register

    Friday, June 28
    7:30 - 9:30 PM
    5th Floor


    On Friday, June 28th, our monthly Kulturküche, German inspired cooking classes, features Chef Kathy Skutecki teaching five different versions of the classic side dish, Spätzle. Kathy trained at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and worked at a Michelin starred restaurant before starting her own company consulting to the finest restaurants in the Midwest. Kathy will be teaching several different techniques to produce this hearty and delicious German favorite! Purchase tickets online. $24 each, $20 for Friends of DANK Haus Members.

    Free Parking at 5/3 Bank (Formally MB Financial) at the corner of Western and Gunnison.


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

    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
    Register

    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.


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

Connect with us

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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