Karneval Gala & Fundraiser

Collected: $10,000.00
Goal: $25,000.00

You're Invited!

Karneval 2020 is our first ever annual gala and fundraiser to benefit the DANK Haus.

Interrupt the mid-winter blues and celebrate the "5th Season" of Karneval! Indulge in all the festivities and come help DANK Haus celebrate its first ever Karneval with music, food, live entertainment and decadence to go around.

What to expect!

On Saturday, February 22nd, DANK Haus will blend Cajun flavors with the best of local German culture to bring this über-festive tradition to you in our historic 5th floor ballroom in Lincoln Square. You’ll love the view! Thanks to a Creole and Bavarian-inspired menu by Funkenhausen, a premier Ukrainian Village eatery, your posse will wine, stein, dine and create memories of a lifetime. Generous portions of Gemütlichkeit will be dished out alongside locally brewed German craft beer from Dovetail and spirits from Koval Distillery.

Just when you’re ready to burst you’ll kick up your feet to the tunes of Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, which has created a completely unique zydeco-polka-jazz soundtrack for dancing the night away.

Bring your wit and your wallet with you. Traditionally meant to counteract the harsh medieval rules of the time, a European Karneval is an invitation to break the rules and poke fun at those who make them while indulging in every form of revelry. Our Karneval also provides an opportunity to support the DANK Haus. Get into the excitement and bid on silent and live auction items. All money raised will go to modernizing the DANK Haus Language School, capital improvements and fresh cultural programming.

Tickets include:

Your tickets include tasting stations featuring German inspired food from Funkenhausen and Koval Distillery. Our open bar will have plenty of craft beer on hand from Dovetail Brewery, Sekt and Karneval Punch. Live entertainment featuring Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles will make this an evening to remember.

Special amenities include child care options for kids 5 - 15 years old, Reserve childcare now!

You will want to come Dressed To Impress!

We are looking forward to celebrating with you Karneval style. Danke for your support! Helau!


$75 per person / $125 per couple

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4740 N. Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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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