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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

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • Saturday, December 22, 2018
    • 32 sessions
    • DANK Haus, 3rd Floor

    Are you ready for your first or next German course? Registration for Fall Semester German Classes is now OPEN through August 19th!

    Go HERE for more information and registration links!


    • Friday, September 14, 2018
    • Friday, December 21, 2018
    • 14 sessions
    • DANK Haus, 3rd Floor

    The next semester of Teen German classes begins September 14th! Class registration opens July 23rd. Registration deadline is September 2nd!

    Go HERE for more information and registration links!


    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • 90 sessions

    German classes for kids ages 1-14! The Kinderschule 2018/2019 school year begins September 15th. One week earlier, on September 8th, we host our Meet & Greet. Registration for Kinderschule classes opens July 23rd. Registration deadline is September 2nd!

    Go HERE for more information and registration links!


    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • DANK Haus, Skyline Lounge
    Register


    Explore the history of the Kaiserreich (German Empire or 2nd Reich) of Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm I & II from the ecstasy of unification (1871) to the agony of defeat at Versailles (1919). Examine the Kaiserreich as Kulturnation, the science, philosophy, music and literature that not only made this epoch so remarkable but portentous for the years which lie ahead. Study the geo-political chain of events which lead to tragic defeat in WWI and national humiliation at Versailles. An interesting, insightful, visually oriented Power Point presentation history will buffs enjoy.

    Syllabus for Kaiserreich to Versailles Sept 2018.pdf
    • Friday, September 28, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 5th floor, kitchen
    • 13
    Register
    An average American eats more than 8 pounds of pickles per year. But pickles are not just popular in the USA... Germans also like to have a pickle, or ghurkin, with their Abendbrot.  As with most foods, the best pickles are homemade! So join Frau Rita Schubert to learn the secrets of homemade refrigerator pickles--crisp, delicious
    in summertime, and simple to make using only a few ingredients. Fresh cucumbers, spices, and timing are the main mix in the traditional pickling process, which Frau Rita has updated for our class at the DANK Haus. 

    Class fee includes a recipe, hands-on demonstration, one drink from the bar, generous tasting, and great camaraderie.
    • Friday, October 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 5th floor, kitchen
    • 16
    Register
    Pretzels

    THIS CLASS FILLS UP SOOOOO FAST!

    We're bringing back our very own Pretzel Meister Reinhard for a fantastic, hands-on lesson in authentic German pretzel making! Known long ago as "little rewards," the pretzel - or German "Bretzel" - was most likely developed by a German baker's guild in the early 12th-century. This class will use old-world methods passed down through Meister Reinhard's family. As a special treat, each participant will get a supply of special pretzel lye to make their own pretzels at home. Sign up now, this class sells out fast!

    Class fee includes a recipe, hands-on demonstration, one drink from the bar, generous tasting, and great camaraderie.
    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • Sunday, October 14, 2018
    • 2nd, 4th, 5th Floors

    Open House Chicago Weekend at the DANK Haus

    Sat, Oct. 13th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Sun, Oct. 14th, 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Once again, the DANK Haus is a participating site in the citywide Open House Chicago weekend hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center! From Oct. 13th-14th, we will open our doors to the public to show off our gallery, museum, ballroom, Skyline Lounge, and seldom-viewed Schlaraffia Club room where visitors can enjoy German refreshments. 

    This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to stop by the 4th floor gallery on Oct. 14th at 1:00pm for the grand opening of the "Chicago Architektur" exhibit featuring architecturally-inspired works by local photographers and artists.

    • Friday, October 19, 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • 6th Floor Skyline Lounge

    Join in on all the German fun - OKTOBERFEST - Stammtisch Open Haus

    Fri, October 19 | 7:30pm | 6th Floor Skyline Lounge

    Trachten contest, Stein holding contest, music by Paloma band, dancing, singing, beer, brats and so much more. Come be a part of this amazing German celebration held in the DANK Haus, Marunde Ballroom. So much fun to be had by all.

    This event is open to the public. $5 door donation.

    Click HERE to let us know you are coming on Facebook.


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

DANK Haus
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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