EVENTS AT DANK HAUS

Bundestagswahl

Election Watch Party

 This event on September 26th will feature live coverage of exit polls followed by a panel discussion on the impact the results may have.

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Elternabend - Parent Night Out

Join us on Thursday, September 30th for our very first Elternabend!

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Postwar Germany History Class

Join moderator Mike Haas on a 16 week historical journey delving into post WWII Germany during the early Cold War years from 1945 to 1963.

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Oktoberfest Stammtisch

Join us on October 15th for our annual Oktoberfest Stammtisch! Enjoy live music, delicious German food and drink!

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Pretzel Blitz

Join us in late October for hands-on pretzel making classes with Pretzel Meister Reinhard Richter! 

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Weihnachtsmarkt

We're looking forward to our Weihnachtsmarkt on December 11, 2021! Interested in being a vendor? Fill out the form below!

Vendor Application

Rhönrad on Saturdays

Join us on Saturday mornings to learn the art of the Rhönrad from world-champion Wolfgang Bientzle! Ages 5+ welcome!

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Neighborhood Nights

Come raise a glass with your neighbors every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at the DANK Haus while you enjoy the views from our Skyline Lounge & Terrace!

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Kulturküche

Learn how to make traditional German inspired dishes. Our popular cooking classes are held monthly. Get hands-on experience, generous tasting, recipes and a free drink with each course!

Classes Offered

Stammtisch

We can't wait to return to our regular Open Haus Stammtisch events where everyone is welcome to Our Skyline Lounge is usually open the 3rd Friday of each month. Come join us for drinks, food, and fun when we return to normal!

Schedule



Kaffeeklatsch

We're back! Join us every Thursday for a gemütlichen Klatsch on Zoom.

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Parent Café

Are you raising bilingual or multilingual children? Parent Café is a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas, resources and form new friends with other parents of multilingual children.

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Kaffee, Kuchen

& Kino

We can't wait to return to our Saturday morning Heimat German movies from the 40's, 50's and 60's. Until then, please stay safe!

Concerts

Come to the Haus and enjoy local and international musicians and performers. Our concert series feature a wide array of styles and genres. Concerts are free and open to the public .

Concert Schedule



UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • 5:30 PM
    • Thursday, December 16, 2021
    • 6:15 PM
    • Virtual
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    Join us every Thursday from 5:30-6:15pm for a gemütliche chat online. We will be talking about "Gott und die Welt", and this Klatsch will be moderated by a friendly and enthusiastic German speaker.

    All speaking levels welcome, our first Klatsch is on Sept. 16.

    Please RSVP to receive the online link. This link can be used every week.

    Please contact us at languageschool@dankhaus.com should you have any questions.

    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 15 sessions
    • DANK Haus, 6th Floor Skyling Lounge & Terrace

    Come enjoy a beverage with a spectacular view from our Skyline Lounge & Terrace. A perfect place to meet your neighbors and socialize. Each 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month from 7-11 PM. Proceeds support the DANK Haus Museum

    • Sunday, September 26, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 2nd Floor, Brauhaus room
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    Bundestagswahl 2021 Logo

    Join us for an in-person German election live viewing on Sunday, September 26th.

    Sponsored by the German Consulate in Chicago, the event will feature live coverage of the exit polls followed by an expert panel discussion on the impact the results may have on Germany, the EU, and the broader transatlantic relations.

    Location:
    DANK Haus,  2nd Floor Brauhaus Room
    4740 North Western Avenue
    (free parking available on the 53 Bank lot located on 4800 N Western)

    Time: Doors open at 9:30 am | Event begins at 10 am
    German breakfast will be provided by Himmel's Restaurant

    Panel Speakers:
    • Wolfgang Mössinger, German Consul General in Chicago
    • Marco Heuer, President, DANK Haus Board of Directors
    • Robert Hogg, Historian, North Park University and Columbia College Chicago
    • Emanuel Rota,  Director, European Union Center at the University of Illinois
    • Craig Kafura, Assistant Director for Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

    The panel will discuss bilateral relations, the European Union, and the international aspect of elections from 10:00-11:00 am. We will then stream live coverage of the incoming election results from German public TV (ARD) and Deutsche Welle (in English). Following the election results, the panel will return to discuss the repercussions of the election results and the event will wrap up with a statement from Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger.

    Can't attend in person? Join us online as we stream the event.

    Register Here for Online Access

    Please note: Attendance is limited, so be sure to register early to ensure a spot.

    The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring that everyone age two or older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings, effective Friday, August 20, 2021. Masking remains optional in outdoor settings, where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower, though masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor settings. Please be sure to wear your mask whenever you are indoors at the DANK Haus. If we work together to protect one another, we can slow the spread of COVID-19.

    • Sunday, September 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Bundestagswahl 2021 Logo

    Join us for an in-person German election live viewing on Sunday, September 26th.
    Sponsored by the German Consulate in Chicago, the event will feature live coverage of the exit polls followed by an expert panel discussion on the impact the results may have on Germany, the EU, and the broader transatlantic relations.

    Location: Online via Zoom

    Time:  Event begins at 10 am

    Panel Speakers:
    • Wolfgang Mössinger, German Consul General in Chicago
    • Marco Heuer, President, DANK Haus Board of Directors
    • Robert Hogg, Historian, North Park University and Columbia College Chicago
    • Emanuel Rota,  Director, European Union Center at the University of Illinois
    • Craig Kafura, Assistant Director for Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

    The panel will discuss bilateral relations, the European Union, and the international aspect of elections from 10:00-11:00 am. We will then stream live coverage of the incoming election results from German public TV (ARD) and Deutsche Welle (in English). Following the election results, the panel will return to discuss the repercussions of the election results and the event will wrap up with a statement from Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger.


    The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring that everyone age two or older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings, effective Friday, August 20, 2021. Masking remains optional in outdoor settings, where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower, though masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor settings. Please be sure to wear your mask whenever you are indoors at the DANK Haus. If we work together to protect one another, we can slow the spread of COVID-19.

    • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • virtual
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    Thanks to its great success, Fulbright Germany in cooperation with the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) is bringing back Meet-a-German for a fourth round as part of Wunderbar Together. This year, the initiative is also a main feature of the Fulbright Day  on October 6 in honor of the 75th anniversary of the global Fulbright Program.

    Meet-a-German offers American schools the wonderful opportunity to have a native speaker (or someone with first-hand experience of German culture) join their classroom for one lesson. It also provides speakers with the chance to contribute to international understanding.

    We will meet our German, Lena Klos, who lives in Münster and is a doctoral student, on Wednesday October 6th from 11:30-12:30p. Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom Link to join this virtual exchange. Feel free to bring your questions about Germany - Lena speaks English, but, hey, maybe practice your German with her, too?!

    • Friday, October 15, 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 6th Floor, Skyline Lounge & Terrace
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    Friday, October 15th!

    Cap off your Oktoberfest season at the best fest in town! Our indoor Oktoberfest features live music from Paloma Band of Chicago, authentic German food and drinks, and delicious Plätzchen for sale from Zimt Bakery! Attendees will enjoy plenty of yodeling, dancing, and pretzel eating starting at 7:30 PM.

    Our historic Marunde Ballroom, located on the 5th floor, will be decorated in traditional festival style and our signature vintage bar will feature imported German Spaten Oktoberfest, Würzburger and local Festzelt Oktoberfest beers on tap. Come hungry and enjoy Thüringer, Bratwurst, Leberkäse, potato salad, sauerkraut, pretzels and Landjäger!

    Guests can enter our famous "Stein Holding Contest" and dance to the music of Paloma Band of Chicago. Come wearing your finest Dirndl and Lederhosen to the Oktoberfest of the Season at the DANK Haus!

    $5 Donation at the door

    Snacks & Drinks for purchase

    Free parking at 5/3 Bank at Western & Gunnison

    Doors open at 7:30 PM

    Note: Please consider an advance RSVP to help us keep track of attendance and adhere to all current COVID guidelines.  The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring that everyone age two or older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings, effective Friday, August 20, 2021. Masking remains optional in outdoor settings, where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower, though masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor settings. Please be sure to wear your mask whenever you are indoors at the DANK Haus. If we work together to protect one another, we can slow the spread of COVID-19.

    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • DANK Haus, 5th Floor Kitchen
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     The Pretzel Blitz is back!

    We are hosting 4 pretzel making classes in October. Why? We LOVE pretzels! These pretzel-making classes will beoffered in-person. We will host up to 25 students in our industrial kitchen at the DANK Haus. These 25 students will get hands on training from Reinhard Richter, our resident Pretzel Meister, and take home their homemade pretzels at the end of the class. 

    We have 4 classes to choose from. We have also added one class that will be taught entirely in German (October 29th)! All students will get the recipe and be able to communicate directly with our chef.

    Class offered on the following dates:

    • Thursday, October 21 @ 5:30 PM 
    • Friday, October 22nd @ 5:30 PM
    • Thursday, October 28th @ 5:30 PM
    • Friday, October 29th @ 5:30 PM - Taught in German!

    Fee: Members: $25 | Non-Members: $30

    What to expect? Students will be required to wear face masks. Students will receive one free beverage of choice and will take home freshly baked pretzels. Class time estimated 3 hours.

    Please Note: Attendance is limited, so be sure to register early to ensure a spot. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring that everyone age two or older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings, effective Friday, August 20, 2021. Masking remains optional in outdoor settings, where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower, though masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor settings. Please be sure to wear your mask whenever you are indoors at the DANK Haus. If we work together to protect one another, we can slow the spread of COVID-19.

    Questions? Email samantha@dankhaus.com!

    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • Monday, December 13, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • online
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    Class Description: During this 6 week online class you can take your German to the next level. We will talk, listen to, watch, and read about current events happening in German speaking countries. The topics might range from sports to local elections, or from the arts to economics. And while the focus is on current events, the inherent grammar and vocabulary of the studied sources will also be discussed.

    Class Structure: Students will have the opportunity to talk to their teacher and their classmates in 90 minute online sessions and practice their German in break-out rooms.

    Online Meeting Times: Mondays, 6:30-8p CST

    Materials: Your instructor will provide the required materials.

    PrerequisitesThis class is tailored to students who are currently enrolled in Beginner IV and up (or the equivalent of CEFR level A2+). Please take our placement test to see if this class is right for you.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students 

    ***Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact languageschool@dankhaus.com with any questions.

    • Saturday, January 01, 2022
    • Virtual/in-person
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    Willkommen!

    Through this page you can book one of our teachers for private (1 student) or semi-private (2 students) German lessons. We teach all levels, and all ages.

    We will connect you with the teacher of your choice, and you can choose between one trial class, 5 sessions, or 10 sessions.

    Each session is 45 minutes.

    Depending on the teachers, class may be virtual or in-person, please confer with your teacher.

    After payment, we will connect you with the teacher of your choice (select "I love them all" if you do not have a preference). You can then make an appointment with her/him/them.


    ***Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact languageschool@dankhaus.com with any questions.


EVENT CANCELATION POLICIES

Event Registration Policies

REFUND/CREDIT DANK Haus Events (language classes not included)                                                                                                             

Any intent to withdraw from a ticketed DANK Haus event has to be expressed in writing.  Full refunds less a 10% administrative fee are available until 24 hours before start time of the event. No refunds will be issued for events not attended.  Thank you for considering to turn your refund into a donation to the DANK Haus.


CANCELLATION
In the unfortunate event that DANK Haus has to cancel a ticketed event, you will be notified and a full refund will be issued.

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4740 N. Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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