The Music of Doris Day: A Concert by Laura Freeman

The Music of Doris Day: A Concert by Laura Freeman

Join us on Thursday, September 2nd at 7:00pm for this Sentimental Journey through the music of Doris Day! 

Doris Day passed away in 2019 at the age of 97.

To celebrate her amazing life, Chicago cabaret favorite, Laura Freeman will host a celebration of her music. A regular performer at such Chicago sights as; The Auditorium Theatre, The Park West, Davenports Piano Bar, Freedom Hall and the Chicago Cultural Center, Miss Freeman…”becomes the character reflected in the song. It shines in her face, in her voice, and above all, in her heart.” (Carla Gordon, Cabaret Scenes).Who better to highlight this singer’s journey? Having recorded over 600 songs, Day is known for such hits as Sentimental Journey, Secret Loveand Everybody Loves a Lover. Doris was not just a pretty voice and a pratfall. She represents the spirit of us all, at various times in history. She was the voice of the returning service men from World War II. She was the voice of the early women’s lib movement, representing single career woman everywhere. She was also the voice of a grieving gay community, at the height of the AIDS crisis. Her rendition of My Buddy, sung for her friend Rock Hudson, was used to say goodbye to sons, brothers and lovers in the early 80’s.

This event will take place on the 5th floor of the DANK Haus and is generously sponsored by John Bareither. There is no cost to attend, however all donations are greatly appreciated.

Please Note: 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.

Schultüte Basteln

Schultüte Basteln

Join us on August 27th from 4-6pm at the DANK Haus for a German Back to School tradition! 

A 200-year-old German tradition, a Schultüte is a cone-shaped package filled with treats and school supplies. It is usually given to German students at the beginning of first grade, but this wonderful tradition can be adapted to any age. 

Get your children ready for school and craft Schultüten with us!

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Childcare available – Suggested Donation: $15. Registration required.

Please Note: 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.

Open Haus – DANK Haus Kinderschule

Open Haus – DANK Haus Kinderschule

The DANK Haus Kinderschule is currently enrolling for the German immersion preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade and invites all interested parents to attend a virtual Open Haus this Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 9:30am. Please sign up for the Open Haus using this link:  https://dankhaus.com/event-4212630

This non-public school program is registered with the Illinois State Board and takes place Monday through Friday, with the option of Before- and After-Care (7:30am – 6pm). Take advantage of small classes, individualized instructions and whole-child approach to raise bilingual and bicultural children at the DANK Haus Kinderschule.

The preschool program is a play- and project-based program where students have time for open play with their friends along with structured projects that incorporate different themes of the seasons. Using a German immersion approach, the children will work on several seasonal or cultural projects during the year and each project will last about 4-6 weeks where the students are immersed in German during the day.

Our K – 1st program is a full-day dual-language program that follows a similar structure. However, students will also have English Language Arts and some Mathematics in English following the Illinois State Standards (WIDA and Common Core). Our goal is to  ensure that our students acquire the foundations in English reading and writing to successfully participate in an American grade school program. Except for English Language Arts and Mathematics, the students have Social Studies, Science, and PE in German while following the Illinois State Standards.

For private tours or further questions, please contact us at [email protected]

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Virtual Open Haus – Kinderschule

Virtual Open Haus – Kinderschule

The DANK Haus Kinderschule is currently enrolling for the German immersion preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade and invites all interested parents to attend a virtual Open Haus this Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8pm. Please sign up for the Open Haus using this link:  https://dankhaus.com/event-4212630

This non-public school program is registered with the Illinois State Board and takes place Monday through Friday, with the option of Before- and After-Care (7:30am – 6pm). Take advantage of small classes, individualized instructions and whole-child approach to raise bilingual and bicultural children at the DANK Haus Kinderschule.

The preschool program is a play- and project-based program where students have time for open play with their friends along with structured projects that incorporate different themes of the seasons. Using a German immersion approach, the children will work on several seasonal or cultural projects during the year and each project will last about 4-6 weeks where the students are immersed in German during the day.

Our K – 1st program is a full-day dual-language program that follows a similar structure. However, students will also have English Language Arts and some Mathematics in English following the Illinois State Standards (WIDA and Common Core). Our goal is to  ensure that our students acquire the foundations in English reading and writing to successfully participate in an American grade school program. Except for English Language Arts and Mathematics, the students have Social Studies, Science, and PE in German while following the Illinois State Standards.

For private tours or further questions, please contact us at [email protected]

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition – Growing on Their Own

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition – Growing on Their Own

The exhibition “Growing on Their Own”, a gallery special exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago will be held starting this Saturday, June 19th with an opening reception at 5pm.
The Cultural Center Gallery, which has established itself as a cultural space in Chicago has dedicated this exhibition to support the continuous work of award-winning artists from the New Artist Contest as well as to provide exhibition opportunities to local artists in Chicago and artists overseas in Korea.