What's New at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

DANKe for Shopping: Support us through your Holiday Gift Giving!

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.

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VOX3 Presents: Pomp & Passion at the DANK HausVox3 logo

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.

The lovely Marunde Ballroom at DANK Haus provides an elegant backdrop to the vocal talents of VOX 3 members.  Pomp & Passion is performed Thursday, November 13 and Saturday, November 15 at 7:30pm.

13 & 15 November 2014 | 7:30pm | $10-$15 per person | Open to the Public

DANK Chapter North Annual Membership Meeting

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

German Consular Info Evening

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

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Stammtisch: Eine Nacht in Wien

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


Interested in Volunteering?

The DANK Haus is a volunteer-based organization and is always looking for amazing volunteers. Whether you like to paint, bartend, cook, organize, or give tours there is always a need for your talent and expertise. Check out the volunteer signup website or contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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