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Executive Director

We are expanding our team and we are looking for an experienced Executive Director to join DANK Haus. The primary responsibilities of this position are focused around fundraising, but also the overall strategic and operational responsibility for our staff, programs, expansion, and execution of our mission.

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Special offer for DANK Haus Members: Receive up to 50% off

DANK Haus Night at the Lyric Opera: The Magic Flute

January 17, 2017 | 7:30 pm and
January 27, 2017 | 7:30 pm

DANK Haus is extremely proud to continue our special events series in partnership with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Our members, students, volunteers and supporters have the opportunity to see Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) at a special discount. Receive up to 50% off the regular ticket price on January 17 and January 27 when using the special code DANKHAUS. All other performances (incl. all other operas) are discounted up to 20% off with this code.

Who can fail to be delighted and moved by the triumph of love and goodness in The Magic Flute? Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by his lovable sidekick Papageno. You’ll meet the evil Queen of the Night — with her stratospheric high notes and show-stopping arias — and the virtuous high priest Sarastro in a story that encompasses both the real and the fantastical. Revel in this combination of heartwarming comedy and true heroism, and the unparalleled genius and beauty of Mozart’s music. A wonderful introduction to opera for all ages.

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Adult Spring 2017 Semester - Registration is open

Classes start on January 18, 2017

If "Learn German!" is on your New Year's Resolution List, join us for our Spring 2017 Semester! Please go here for more information and registration links. Registration deadline is January 10, 2017!

Learn German at DANK Haus - Teens

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Teen Spring 2017 Semester - Registration is open

Classes start on January 20, 2017

We are currently registering 12-16 year olds for our Teen Spring Semester. Please go here for more information and registration links! Registration deadline is January 12, 2017!


Every 3rd Friday

Stammtisch Open Haus - Game Night

Friday 20 January | 7:30 pm

Chase away the winter blues by playing some of your favorite classic German games, including ""Mensch ärgere Dich nicht," and "Die Siedler von Catan." For the more adventurous, learn to play some new titles, including recent nominees and winners of the coveted "Spiel des Jahres" award. Whether you are a "Kenner" (or Connoisseur) or just wish to enjoy a beer and relaxing evening with friends, join us for our January Stammtisch!

Free Admission

Food and drinks available for purchase

Every 4th Friday

German Cinema Now - Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei

Friday 27 January | 7:30 pm

Berlin student Jule is hopelessly indebted due to an accident she caused by hitting a rich businessman's limousine. Evicted from her flat she moves in with her boyfrend Peter and soon learns that Peter and his flatmate, Jan, are breaking into luxurious mansions at night. Instead of stealing or vandalizing, though, they carefully and ornately rearrange furniture and valulables and leave obscure messages. Jule convinces Jan, who has a crush on her, to pay a visit to the villa of her creditor.

Free Admission

Bar, snacks and German candy available for purchase

 Culinary Treats

Kulturküche - Old-fashioned Gulasch

Friday 3 February | 7:30 pm

Nothing warms you up better than a steaming bowl of good old goulash. Originally from the medieval Kingdom of Hungary, it is now a popular meal in Central and Eastern Europe. There are many variants, but mostly it comes as a soup or stew of meat (beef or pork) and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices. German Gulasch is usually served with potatoes in the north or dumplings in the south.

Join DANK Haus chef Rita and learn how to make this delicious winter dish. It's not an easy feat as it has to be cooked slowly over low heat so as not to dry out the meat. But don't worry: Rita will let you in on her secret and teach you how to make the perfect goulash.

Class fee includes recipe, hands-on demonstration, one drink from the bar, generous tasting, and great camaraderie.

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