at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

The DANK Haus is always full of programming that contributes to our mission as the cultural hub for German Americans in Chicago.

Our Stammtisch Open Haus, a social evening to connect those with an interest in German Chicago, is held the third Friday of every month. Other events include monthly Kulturküche cooking classes, concerts and exhibits in our Fine Arts series, and special Cultural Events that bring the traditions of Germany to America.

On these pages you will find a sampling of our recurring and upcoming events. Subscribe to our event list for the most up to date information!

For more information on other exciting German functions in Chicago, we encourage you to visit the German Day site.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 15, 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • DANK Haus, 6th floor skyline lounge
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    It's that most wonderful time of the year! Come celebrate beside our Christmas Tree with German Glühwein, cookies, and cakes. Join us on the 6th floor for Christmas songs and good company.  Be sure to bring your wrapped present for the special Christmas raffle.

    Free Admission
    Snacks & Drinks for purchase

    Free parking on MB Financial Bank lot after 6pm
    (entrance on Western & Gunnison)

    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Marunde Ballroom - DANK Haus 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago Illinois 60625

    Come join us for a day of German-inspired Christmas shopping, food, and music! Visit the DANK Haus at 4740 N. Western Ave., just one block west of the Western Brown Line.

    Our Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) takes place on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Santa Claus himself will arrive at 1:00pm and kick off a series of horse drawn carriage rides. Space is limited, so book tickets while you still can by clicking the "Registration" button to the left. We will have German food and drink for sale as you stroll through rows of festive stands. Admission to the market will be a suggested $5 donation that will surely be worth it. All proceeds from the event will support cultural programming at the DANK Haus.

    Vendors: There are still a few spots left! We are especially interested in vendors with hand-crafted treasures and unique gifts to sell.  Contact Steven Sartin at steven@dankhaus.com to reserve your spot today.

    <<< Click "Register" To Reserve Your Seat in the horse drawn carriage rides
    While They Last !

    • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Avenue
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    Join us for the inaugural Deutsch Mic @ the DANK, an offenes Mikro evening of German-language, song, spoken word, and musical composition beginning on Tuesday, September 12th! 

    This will take place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in our skyline lounge. All performers are welcome! ! Bring your Gitarre, Geige, Krok MS-20 or just your schöne Stimme. Piano on premise.

     Free Admission, drinks available for purchase.

    • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • DANK Haus, 6th Floor - Skyline Lounge
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    Join us for an evening of music with German concert pianist Roman Salyutov. He has traversed the globe performing in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Israel, the USA, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Recognized for his ability as an instructor, he was invited to give a master-course in the Polish Franz Liszt Society in Wroclaw in 2017. Since 2013, he has served as Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Bergisch Gladbach (near Cologne) and has performed as a member of a new opera-focused initiative for the city. For almost 10 years, he has lead the concert series "The Work of Great Composers" at various cultural centers in Germany. Admission to this event includes a transcendent performance and a glass of champagne.

    Free parking will be available in the MB Financial Bank lot after 6pm (entrance on Western & Gunnison)

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German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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