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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!

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

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    • Lincoln Square

    Come and out and enjoy all the fun.

    May 31 through June 3. The DANK Haus will be pouring beer, making delicious food, there will be music, dancing and all things German. Come one come all.

    Plus we need more volunteers. Great people to smile, pour beer, cook in the kitchen, and assist with all the festivities. Interested in volunteering please just follow the link provided. https://dankhaus.com/volunteer

    See you there!

    • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • 16 sessions
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    • 6
    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.


    • Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 4740 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

    Konsularischer Informationsabend

    The German Consulate Chicago continues the tradition of offering another informative evening and insight into the consular, legal world.

    Staff of the Legal and Consular Section is giving the fourth information reception for Germans and German Americans to meet the consular staff and learn more about Consular services. All participants are invited to stay for some 'gemütliche' afterwards with drinks and snacks. The event will be mainly in German language but everyone is welcome.

    Themen werden u.a. wieder sein:

    • Wie kann ich die Geburt meines Kindes in Deutschland registrieren?
    • Muss ich meine in den USA geschlossene Ehe in Deutschland registrieren?
    • Kann ich meinen Namen in den USA ändern und einen deutschen Reisepass auf diesen Namen bekommen?
    • Ich habe eine Erbschaft in Deutschland gemacht. Was muss ich tun?
    • Muss ich meine in den USA erfolgte Scheidung in Deutschland anerkennen lassen?
    • Bin ich Deutscher? Wie kann ich einen deutschen Reisepass beantragen?
    • Kann ich US-Amerikaner werden und meine deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit gleichzeitig behalten?
    • Ich war Deutscher und habe meine deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit durch Annahme der US-Staatsangehörigkeit verloren. Kann ich wieder deutsch warden?

      Click here to make your RESERVATION 

      No registration fee. Light reception to follow, attendees are encouraged to bring materials needing certification.


      • 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.

      • Friday, June 15, 2018
      • 7:30 PM
      • 6th Floor - Skyline Lounge

      Stammtisch - PiEPTONES

      Fri, May 18 | 7:30pm | 6th Floor - Skyline Lounge

      Come join us and join in on the fun. This is our monthly open haus. All are welcome. Come listen and dance away with the sounds of PiEPTONE. This band has high energy and sure to make you want to move, grab a drink and then head out to our Terrace to see one of the most amazing views in Chicago. 

      $5 suggested door donation with snacks and drinks available for purchase

      Free parking at MB Financial Bank lot after 6pm (entrance on Western & Gunnison)

      • 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.

      • Friday, June 29, 2018
      • 6:30 PM
      • 5th floor, kitchen
      • 18
      Register
      Pretzels Back again in June and our very popular class we're bringing back our very own PRETZEL MEISTER REINHARD for a fantastic, hands-on lesson in authentic German pretzel making! Known long ago as "little rewards," the pretzel or German "Bretzel" was most likely developed by a German bakers guild in the early 12th century. This class will use old-world methods passed down through Reinhard's family. As a special treat, each participant will get a supply of special pretzel lye to make their own pretzels at home. Sign up now, this class sells out fast!

      Class fee includes recipe, hands-on demonstration, one drink from the bar, generous tasting, and great camaraderie.
      • Wednesday, July 04, 2018
      • 7:30 PM
      • 6th Floor Terrace
      • 20
      Register

      Come and enjoy the amazing panoramic viewing of Fireworks a top our beautiful Skyline Terrace.

      To join us you must pre-purchase your spot. There will be food, snacks and drinks available for purchase. 

      Along with your $7 pre-purchase comes a celebratory Ice Cream Sundae. Perfect to eat as you watch the fireworks.

      Click the registration button today and don't miss this amazing way to enjoy the 4th of July and all it's fireworks.  Spaces are limited. 




      • Monday, August 06, 2018
      • 9:00 AM
      • Friday, August 17, 2018
      • 3:00 PM
      • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
      • 15
      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
      • 7
      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

    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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