Kulturküche Cooking Classes - Authentic German Pretzels

Friday 29 July 2016 | 6:30 pm

Everybody loves them, but do you know how to make them? Due to popular demand, 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 "Brezel" 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 always, the class includes hands-on instruction, take-home recipes, a drink from the bar and great camaraderie. As a special treat, each participant will get a supply of special pretzel lye to make their own pretzels at home.


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  SOLD OUT: But don't worry Reinhard will be back soon!

Kids Sommercamp: August 8th-19th

Only a couple spots left!

Come with us on a trip from the North Sea, along the Rhine River, to the Bavarian Alps playing favorite German indoor and outdoor games, themed crafts and cooking, and field trips.  This camp is an introduction to German language and culture with an emphasis on fun! For children 5-10 years old.  Older siblings are welcome, however, the max age accepted will be 12.

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Kulturküche Cooking Classes - Bierocks: The Original Hot Pocket

Friday August 19, 2016 | 7:30pm


Known as runzas in the Midwest (especially in the Omaha, NE area), bierocks are tasty meat-filed pastries originating in Eastern Europe. They were introduced to the US by ethnic Germans who settled in Russia along the Volga River prior to World War II. Made with yeast dough, ground meat, cabbage, onions and and other vegetables, bierocks are still enjoyed by Volga German communities in the U.S. and Argentina. So join Chef Rita and your fellow culinary enthusiasts to learn the secrets of this traditional German favorite--with a twist: both meat and vegetarian options will be included.
Class includes hands-on instruction, Chef Rita's recipes to take home, a drink from the bar, generous samplings, and of course, great company.


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Every 3rd Friday

Stammtisch Open Haus - Blue Hawaii 

19 August 2016 | 7:30 pm

DANK Haus celebrates the German American Elvis Presley at our August Stammtisch Open Haus. The Windy City Elvis, Michael St. Angel, will perform in the Skyline Lounge.

All guests will receive leis and have the opportunity to purchase Toast Hawaii – a German sandwich created in the 1950’s when Germany and the United States were gripped with Hawaii fever. Full bar available with Blue Hawaiis on special.

Admission is Free | Food and Drink available for purchase

Summer Crafternoon: Rag Rug Twining

Sunday August 21, 2016 I 2:00-5:00 pm

Crafters, sharpen your scissors! Join us for a summer afternoon learning to twine a Rag Rug! We have the looms, you bring old bed sheets, curtains or other left over fabric to tear (we recommend to choose contrasting colors) and a sharp pair of scissors. Twining is an ancient form of hand weaving that lent itself well to re-purposing fabrics. After industrial fabrics became available, leftover or used fabrics could be made into sturdy, dense and durable mats and rugs, extending the life of the fabric.
This workshop is open to all - no experience necessary! Reserve your spot through August 14. Attendance fee includes your place mat/bath mat size loom to take home, instruction, coffee+cookies. No refund after August 15, 2016.


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German Cinema Now - Der Nanny

26 August 2016 | 7:30 pm

Single father Clemens (Matthias Schweighöfer) is shunned by all nanny services, because his 2 children Winnie and Theo (Paula Hartmann and Arved Friese) are impossible to babysit: they prank, bully and terrify any lady who dares to enter their mansion.But finding a nanny is hardly Clemens' #1 priority, being preoccupied by his urban development which requires the demolition of an apartment building, something bitterly opposed by its residents. One of the victims, Rolf (Milan Peschel), pays Clemens a visit to voice his protest, but is mistaken as the new nanny — or manny in his case.

Movie will be shown in German with English subtitles.

Free Admission | Bar, snacks and German candy available for purchase 

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