Kultureküche: Obstkuchen

Join us on February 26th for an Obstkuchen cooking class led by chef Reinhard Richter. Offered in-person (limited) and virtually.


 Beef Rouladen with Schupfnudeln

Join us on Tuesday, March 2nd for a virtual cooking class with Chef Hans of The Chopping Block. 


March Stammtisch

Stammtisch is back! Join us on Friday, March 19th at 7:30 PM for our limited in-person March Stammtisch!


Opening Reception: 1 Cancer Patient

April 30, 2021



Learn how to make traditional German inspired dishes. Our popular cooking classes are held monthly. Get hands-on experience, generous tasting, recipes and a free drink with each course!

Classes Offered


We can't wait to return to our regular Open Haus Stammtisch events where everyone is welcome to Our Skyline Lounge is usually open the 3rd Friday of each month. Come join us for drinks, food, and fun when we return to normal!



We're back! Join us every Wednesday for a gemütlichen Klatsch on Zoom.

Register for Free!

Parent Café

Are you raising bilingual or multilingual children? Parent Café is a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas, resources and form new friends with other parents of multilingual children.

More Information

Kaffee, Kuchen

& Kino

We can't wait to return to our Saturday morning Heimat German movies from the 40's, 50's and 60's. Until then, please stay safe!


Come to the Haus and enjoy local and international musicians and performers. Our concert series feature a wide array of styles and genres. Concerts are free and open to the public .

Concert Schedule


Upcoming events

    • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Friday, April 23, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 7 sessions

    Calling all parents! Bring your own coffee, and join the conversation with other parents. Share ideas and experiences about raising multicultural/multilingual children. This is a great opportunity to relax and have fun.

    Because of the pandemic, we will be holding all Parent Cafés virtual for the foreseeable future. We will meet once a month using Zoom, usually at 8pm on the third (or fourth) Friday of the month.

    Our next meeting will be on Friday, January 22, at 8pm.

    We will send out Zoom invites to all our parents, and if you haven't received one, but would like to be invited, please contact

    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Online via Zoom

    Join us online on March 2nd at 6:00 PM CST for an online cooking class with Chef Hans of The Chopping Block!

    We are offering a virtual cooking class with Hans Mooser from The Chopping Block! He will be preparing Beef Rouladen with Schupfnudeln. The course is about one hour long, and students will be able to ask Chef Hans questions throughout the demonstration. Students are welcome to cook along in real time as he shows you how to make traditional German fare via a Zoom Cook Along.

    How will it work? When you register for the class ($10 per person), you will receive an email confirmation from our system. The day before the event, Monday, you will receive a second email from ( that will have a link for the class and a copy of the recipe so you can follow along. 

    We recommend that you download Zoom prior to attending this class.

    The class will start promptly at 6:00 PM (CST) on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Simply click on the link, join the class and watch Hans cook! You will be able to see other people on the call and even ask Hans questions at the end of the class.

    Want to cook along? Ingredients include:
    2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
    1 medium-size onion, thinly sliced
    1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
    1 1/2 pounds flank steak
    4 slices bacon
    2 pickle wedges
    2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
    4 tablespoons butter
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup red wine
    2 1/2 cups water
    1 cup beef stock
    Salt and pepper to taste

    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM (CST)
    • Virtual

    Hot, or iced, please join us for our newly reestablished virtual „Kaffeeklatsch“ every  Wednesday from 5:30-6:15pm!

    This is an opportunity for you to dust-off, polish and practice your German outside of the class room. A space for conversations, questions, discussions, and meeting new people. Whether you’re a big talker or a good listener, don't really know any German, are just learning to speak this great language, or are already pretty advanced, everybody is welcome to join. There will be a new general topic for each Kaffeeklatsch so that we have a conversation starter, and we are excited to see where our discussions will take us. We’re always open for topic suggestions and ideas, so please contact us at at any time!

    We are looking forward to Klatsch some Kaffee with you!

    Our first Kaffeeklatsch will be on Wednesday, March 10, from 5:30-6:15p. Please register to receive the Zoom Link (this link will be valid for all further Kaffeeklatsch meetings, as well). This event is free of charge, all are welcome.

    If you have not received a link, but would like to join, please email us at

    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM (CDT)
    • Brauhaus Room, 2nd Floor

    Friday, March 19th @ 7:30pm

    We are so excited to be back in the Haus! Join us on Friday, March 19th at 7:30pm for a limited in-person Stammtisch event in our Brauhaus Room! Our March Stammtisch will feature live music by local favorite Wolfgang, authentic German food, and drinks. Please make sure to register in advance as we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. 

    This event will take place in the Brauhaus Room on the 2nd Floor of the DANK Haus.

    $50 per person- Includes entrance into the Brauhaus Room, dinner (Mushroom Goulash), two drink tickets, and live music. Additional beer and snacks will be available for purchase. 

    $40 per person-Includes entrance into the Brauhaus Room, 2 drink tickets, and live music. Additional beer, dinner and snacks will be available for purchase.

    Please note that we are limited to 50 people at the in-person event for safe social distancing, and masks are mandatory.

    Note: At this time, advanced registration is required and we will only allow credit card transactions the day of the event. We are currently planning on 50 in-person guests. This number may change based on what our limitations are at the time of the event. In the event that our in-person event is canceled or modified, ticket holders will be given a credit for a future DANK Haus event or a refund. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

    The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is doing everything we can to protect you as well as our workers and volunteers. To this extent, we will be following the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and local health department guidelines with regard to social distancing practices in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This will require our staff and volunteers to maintain six (6) feet of distance between ourselves and you, as much as possible. We will also be requiring this same procedure for client-to-client contact in order to limit the exposure to all individuals. We will require all individuals (staff, volunteers, and clients) to use either surgical masks or improvised masks such as scarves, bandanas, and handkerchiefs to reduce the risk of exposure to yourself and others. It is also required of everyone to either wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival and after using the restroom, sneezing, or coughing. If we all work together, we can overcome the spread of this virus as well as other infectious diseases.

    • Friday, April 30, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • 4740 N. Western Ave.

    Opening reception: April 30, 2021 – 6-9pm

    Show runs through June 25, 2021

    After being postponed due to COVID-19, the group exhibition 1 Cancer Patient will be showing on premises at the DANK Haus. 

    This exhibit was created by cancer thriver Traci Asher, Chicago photographer Warren Perlstein and curator Rosa Gallagher. The intent of the show is to ease fears of the unknown often felt by women diagnosed with cancer. Even though we might share a similar journey, we all walk through it differently.  Five artists will use their unique skills to prove the theory that this disease can be fought with humor, beauty, and strength.  The works selected represent a wide variety of media – photography, paint, ceramic, fabric and assemblage.

    Free registration is required to keep a limit on attendance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you plan to bring a guest, please include them when you register so we can add them to the guest list. 

    If we reach capacity, we will ask additional guests to wait outside the gallery until other guests have left.

    There will also be a virtual component hosted by Virtual Curtain, May 2 through June 25. To receive an invitation to the virtual exhibition,  send a direct message to @1CancerPatient on Instagram or Facebook. You will receive a password to the virtual exhibit. 

    You can also visit the on-site gallery by appointment, Weds – Sat 10-2. Please email to request a visit. No walk-ins.


Event Registration Policies

REFUND/CREDIT DANK Haus Events (language classes not included)                                                                                                             

Any intent to withdraw from a ticketed DANK Haus event has to be expressed in writing.  Full refunds less a 10% administrative fee are available until 24 hours before start time of the event. No refunds will be issued for events not attended.  Thank you for considering to turn your refund into a donation to the DANK Haus.

In the unfortunate event that DANK Haus has to cancel a ticketed event, you will be notified and a full refund will be issued.

By attending a DANK Haus event, I grant the DANK Haus permission to photograph or video me or my child’s participation in DANK Haus programs.  I also grant the DANK Haus permission to use me or my child’s likeness in a promotional capacity including, but not limited to print materials, web site, print, online or out of home media and other medium now or later developed.


4740 N. Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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