What's New at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center
The Dank Haus has partnered with several premium brands that have agreed to support our mission. Every time you shop at any of the shops through our special links, DANK Haus receives a percentage back.
The funds collected through these partnerships will be used to support our language school, art gallery, museum, library, cultural events and performing arts programming, and at times for capital improvements to maintain our building at 4740 N. Western Ave. in Chicago.
2014 is an important year of musical anniversaries, seeing the 300th birthday of Christoph Willbald von Gluck and the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. This program of opera arias, scenes, and songs showcases the classical poise of Gluck’s reformed operatic style, contrasted with the unabashed, gorgeous romanticism of Strauss. Featured are scenes from Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier, Iphigénie en Tauride, and Paride ed Elena, alongside the showy coloratura of the Brentano Lieder and a rare performance of Gluck’s Klopstock Lieder.
13 & 15 November 2014 | 7:30pm | $10-$15 per person | Open to the Public
I am pleased to invite you to attend the Annual Meeting of the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. It is a great opportunity to learn about future plans and meet with directors, staff, and members. We will be voting on new board members for the 2015-2017 term and some changes to the bylaws, which haven't been touched since 2010. If you have not received your invite via snail mail, please make sure your membership is up-to-date with DANK National. Coffee and pastries will be served.
15 November 2014 | 10:30am | Open to the Members Only
Did you know that the German Consulate General of Chicago does more than just renew your passport? German citizenship, inheritance in Germany, registration of births and marriages, pension and restitution we can guide you through these with ease.
After a successful first Consular Information Evening last year, the German Consulate Chicago picks up this new tradition and offers another informative evening and insight into the consular, legal world. Vice Consuls Mrs. Jessica Fernandez and Mrs. Silke Grunow are holding an informational 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' afterwords with drinks and snacks.
Reservations are requested, online at Brown Paper Tickets. Light reception to follow, attendees are encouraged to bring materials needing clarification.
19 November 2014 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Free | Reservations Requested
You are cordially invited to attend a Viennese-themed Stammtisch Open Haus featuring the Egerlander Dance Group. In addition to an elegant waltz performance Austrian beer, sausage, and pastries will be served. Enjoy an evening in Vienna at the DANK Haus. On the third Friday of every month the DANK Haus hosts a Stammtisch on the 6th floor in the beautiful Skyline Lounge. We invite everyone to the Haus to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. Alle sind Willkommen!
21 November 2014 | 7:30pm - Midnight | Open to the Public & No Cover | Food and drinks available for purchase