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

New Year's Eve with The Polkaholics

 Ringing in the new year accompanied by The Polkaholics has become a tradition on New Years Eve at DANK Haus.

The Polkaholics' repertoire is filled with songs that are all about FUN! Their glittery outfits and wild showmanship create an unforgettable party atmosphere. The songs are a collision of polka and punk and will make you sing along to tunes while dancing your shoes off.

And what would be a New Years Eve party at the DANK without the traditional Feuerzangenbowle. Arrive early and you will see a tasting of a sugar cone soaked in rum, lit on fire and melted over a spice wine. Did anybody say vorglühen?

31 December 2014 | Doors Open 8:30 pm | Advance tickets $10-$20.  At the Door $25 | Food and drinks available for purchase


Annual Campaign

Proud of our Past, Focused on our Future

You and I love to celebrate our German heritage all the time; so how exciting was it when the world celebrated World Cup this summer? Your past gifts helped to upgrade the visitor experience for thousands of happy fans. It was so much fun to have people from all over Chicagoland come to the DANK Haus to watch the games with us. Vielen Dank!

But events like the World Cup viewing parties are only one part of raising funds for the organization. Your commitment to support this annual appeal by making a cash donation is the backbone of giving. This year our goal is $10,000 and we hope that you will be able to make a contribution. Your generosity will make a difference in your community by allowing us to continue to provide educational opportunities and to promote German heritage.  


Thank you again for your support. Your donation is so important for the DANK Haus to continue on as a language school and center of German American culture.

December 2014

Stammtisch: Weihnachten

Please join us for a magical Weihnachten themed Stammtisch featuring a performance from your very own DANK band! This evening is bound to get your holiday jingle started! Beer and food will be available for purchase! Doors open at 7:30pm!
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!

19 December 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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