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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

    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • 15 sessions

    • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • 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.

    • Saturday, March 24, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • DANK Haus

    Transgressive Theatre-Opera concludes its season with The Leider, Chanson, and Hungarian Songs of Franz Lehár. This concert event, featuring all female artists, once more examines the larger human condition from that perspective.

    Lehár is thought to be German, since his wonderfully successful operettas were written in that language. His Merry Widow is still one of the most popular operettas in the standard repertory. However, many do not know that Lehár was Austro-Hungarian. Born in Hungary, and returning to Hungary before his death, Lehár penned glorious art song in his first tongue, while of course exercising his acquired understanding of the German tongue. 

     This special concert has the potential to unite us all, at a time in our country's history when division seems to be the order of the day helping us to momentarily rise above the scandals that  beset us, while feeding our collective souls. 

    The performance will take place on March 24 at 8:00 at Chicago’s DANK Haus, 4740 N Western Ave., which is wheelchair accessible. 

    Tickets are available here:



    • Saturday, March 31, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 5th Floor Ballroom

    March 31st | 1:00 - 9:00pm | 5th Floor Ballroom

    Play traditional games and try foods from around the world. Test your wits in trivia starting at 5:00pm in the 5th floor bar (German beer on tap!). Top off the evening with your own icy custom creation at the sundae bar.

    $5.00 suggested donation at the door

    Food & drink available for purchase

    Free parking at MB Financial Bank lot after 12:00pm (entrance on Western & Gunnison).

    Special thanks to our affiliates at the National Hellenic Museum, Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Haitian American Museum of Chicago, and the Japanese American Service Committee.

    Featured vendors will include Amy's Candy for sundae toppings, Himmel's Chicago (German cuisine), and more to come!

    • Friday, April 06, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 5th floor, Skyline Lounge
    • 23
    This is a "Friends of DANK" members only event.
    This April, experience the drama of a German Cabaret in our Skyline Lounge. Enjoy daring performances by candlelit crooner Elizabeth Doyle and readings from author William Farina writer of The German Legacy in American Popular Music. A selection of snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
    Seating starts at 6:30pm in the Skyline Lounge

    Limited Tickets on sale!
    Want more information on how to become a Friend of DANK follow the link, provided, https://www.dankhaus.com/join/, today!

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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