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DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

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4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States

June 2018

Deutsch Mic at the DANK

June 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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German culture beyond the Oompah ... Join us for an evening of German-language, song, spoken word, and musical composition! All performers are welcome! Bring your Gitarre, Geige, Korg MS-20 or just your schöne Stimme. Piano on the premises. Deutsch-Mic takes place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in our Skyline Lounge. Free Admission, drinks available for purchase.

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Stammtisch – Pieptone

June 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$5

Come join us and join in on the fun. This is our monthly open haus. All are welcome. Come listen and dance away with the sounds of PiEPTONE. This band has high energy and sure to make you want to move, grab a drink and then head out to our Terrace to see one of the most amazing views in Chicago. $5 suggested door donation with snacks and drinks available for purchase Free parking at MB Financial Bank lot after 6pm (entrance…

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World Cup Viewing Party

June 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Come join DANK Haus and take part in the fun while watching Germany take the field to win the World Cup. As long as Germany WINS we will keep the viewing parties going. Doors will open 45 minutes before start time on the 2nd Floor in our Brandenburg Room. Have a bier and pretzel as you watch the game and cheer on Germany. $5 suggested door donation.

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The Altenheim: A German “Old People’s Home” Through the Ages

June 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$5

In May of 1886 the Altenheim, a German "Old People’s Home" in Forest Park, officially opened its doors to 75 elderly Germans after a vigorous fundraising campaign by the Frauenverein des Deutschen Altenheims, the Women’s Society of the German Old People’s Home. For decades the Altenheim served the aged German-American community before becoming a senior residency open to other ethnic groups as well. It is still in operation today.  In his presentation, Dr. Reinhard Andress (Director of German Studies at…

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July 2018

Fireworks Viewing Party at the DANK Haus Terrace!

July 4, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$7

Come and enjoy amazing panoramic views of fireworks around the city from our beautiful Skyline Terrace. To join us, you must pre-purchase your spot. Your $7.00 ticket buys you a prime spot on our terrace along with a celebratory Ice Cream Sundae. It's the perfect treat on a festive summer night. Click the "Register" button to the left and don't miss out on one of the most unique places to watch fireworks in the city. Food, snacks, and drinks will…

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Brewers, Bakers, and Bratwurst

July 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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This event is OPEN to all. No registration needed! Come join us for the opening of our new exhibit! We explore German Chicago history through food. This exhibit uses artifacts from the famous Chicago Brauhaus, which closed last winter after 52 years of business. Schedule of Events 7:00pm - 2nd Floor: Opening remarks by Monica Jirak, Executive Director 7:15pm - 2nd Floor: Guided tours of the new exhibit 8:00pm - 4th Floor: Opening Reception in the 4th floor Museum Light refreshments will be provided.…

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Stammtisch – Neue Deutsche Welle

July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Come join us and join in on the fun. This is our monthly open haus. All are welcome. Come dressed in your 80s garb. Lets groove and move, grab a drink and then head out to our Terrace to see one of the most amazing views in Chicago. Snacks and drinks available for purchase Free parking at MB Financial Bank lot after 6pm (entrance on Western & Gunnison)

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Kulturküche: Sausage Making with the Sausage König

July 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$27

According to an old saying, two things you never want to see made are laws and sausage. We’re not so sure about that. Who doesn’t love a good sausage? And just how are they made? On July 27 all these questions and more will be answered as Peter Andros of Sausage König comes to DANK Haus for wurst-making of the very best kind! Peter has been making sausages for 8 years and started Sausage König with his wife Cheryl 3…

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August 2018

Kinderschule Sommercamp 2018 – Ages 4-8

August 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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DANK Haus Kinderschule Sommercamp is a fun introduction to and reinforcement of German language and culture for kids ages 9-12. Because it was so much fun last year ... this year's theme will once more be "Wenn ich groß bin - When I grow up" and circle around all things skilled trades and jobs. We have two fun-packed weeks planned for our "apprentices" to explore "Berufe" (professions). We will find inspiration for hands-on projects when visiting local fashion and interior designers, Lincoln…

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Kinderschule Sommercamp 2018 – Ages 9-12

August 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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DANK Haus Kinderschule Sommercamp is a fun introduction to and reinforcement of German language and culture for kids ages 9-12. Because it was so much fun last year ... this year's theme will once more be "Wenn ich groß bin - When I grow up" and circle around all things skilled trades and jobs. We have two fun-packed weeks planned for our "apprentices" to explore "Berufe" (professions). We will find inspiration for hands-on projects when visiting local fashion and interior designers, Lincoln…

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August Deutsch-Mic @ the DANK!

August 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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German culture beyond the Oompah ... Join us for an evening of German-language, song, spoken word, and musical composition! All performers are welcome! Bring your Gitarre, Geige, Korg MS-20 or just your schöne Stimme. Piano on the premises. Deutsch-Mic takes place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in our Skyline Lounge. Join other sung and spoken German word enthusiasts in the Deutsch-Mic closed Facebook group! Free Admission, drinks available for purchase.

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ALOHA ELVIS – STAMMTISCH OPEN HAUS

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Fri, Aug. 17th | 7:30pm | 6th Floor Skyline Lounge Grab your blue suede dancing shoes and join us for an evening of live music with The Windy City Elvis, Michael St. Angel! You'll hear greatest hits from "The King" while enjoying cold German beer and your favorite German snacks. This event is open to the public with a suggested $5.00 door donation. Free parking at MB Financial Bank lot after 6pm (entrance on Western & Gunnison)

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KULTURKÜCHE: AUTHENTIC GERMAN PRETZELS

August 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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DANK Haus is bringing back their 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…

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GLORY OF GERMANIA RECEPTION

August 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$5

Join us for a reception celebrating our Glory of Germania exhibit! Featuring over 1,000 tiles, this 125-year-old mosaic was part of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Guests will have the opportunity to listen to our keynote speaker while enjoying refreshments and viewing the mosaic from our viewing platform. Prints of the mosaic will be available for purchase, so come and support us and our restoration efforts! Note: Advanced registration is required. Along with your $5.00 registration, all attendees will receive a free Glory of…

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September 2018

Annual von Steuben Day Parade

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Come out and march with the DANK Haus, your community cultural center! The parade celebrates Baron Friedrich von Steuben, who came to this country as a volunteer offering his services to General George Washington. General von Steuben converted the revolutionary army into a disciplined fighting force and inspired them with much needed confidence and competence. You can sign up to march in the parade with us here: http://dankhaus.ivolunteer.com/

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September Deutsch-Mic @ the DANK!

September 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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German culture beyond the Oompah ... Join us for an evening of German-language, song, spoken word, and musical composition! All performers are welcome! Bring your Gitarre, Geige, Korg MS-20 or just your schöne Stimme. Piano on the premises. Deutsch-Mic takes place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in our Skyline Lounge. Join other sung and spoken German word enthusiasts in the Deutsch-Mic closed Facebook group! Free Admission, drinks available for purchase.

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German History: Kaiserreich to Versailles

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - February 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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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…

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Cooking Class – Pickling

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$20

An average an 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. Join DANK Haus German American Cultural Center and Frau Rita Schubert to learn the secrets of homemade refrigerator pickles--crisp, and delicious made simply using only a few ingredients. Class includes hands-on instruction, recipes, generous tastings, a drink from the bar, and camaraderie. You must following the…

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October 2018

Oktoberfest at the DANK Haus

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Trachten Contest, Stein holding contest, Paloma band, Beer, Brats, dancing and singing and so much more. A wonderful German fest night held in the Marunde Ballroom on the 5th floor of the DANK Haus, German American Cultural Center. $5 door donation.

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November 2018

Kulturküche: Lebkuchen and Pfeffernüsse

November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Ted Whalen and Donna Martin will be teaching a baking class on two traditional German Christmas cookies: Lebkuchen and Pfeffernüsse. They’ll be imparting family recipes handed down from Ted’s German grandparents and techniques from Donna’s experience as a baker and graduate of the French Pastry School. Both types of cookies are spiced, not too sweet, and pair well with all types of warming winter drinks. Lebkuchen will be made with honey and assorted dried fruit, and Pfeffernüsse will include freshly…

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DANK Haus Country Dance Night

November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Join DANK Haus and Coyote Jay Dance for a SPECIAL Country Dance! DANK Haus and Coyote Jay Dance invite you to dance high-atop Chicago's German American Club in the beautiful Art-Deco "Skyline Ballroom" on Western Avenue near Lawrence Avenue, in Lincoln Square. Everyone is welcome to enjoy dancing and also the amazing, breath-taking views of Chicago's skyline from the outdoor, roof-top patio. Time to "show off" your dancing skills as Coyote Jay Dance puts on a dance exhibition for DANK Haus's…

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Chicago Architektur Closing Reception

November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Join the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center for the closing reception in the Scharpenberg Gallery, 4th Floor of a breathtaking exhibit of Chicago-based photographers and artists presenting unique views and interpretations of Chicago's many architectural wonders. This event is free and open to the public with refreshments available for purchase. Participating artists will be selling postcards, prints, and original works during the closing. Artists: Kelly Anderson | Laura Engel | Mark Hersch |Stephanie McDairmant | Angie McMonigal | Warren Perlstein Free parking available at…

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December 2018

Deutsch-Mic @the DANK

December 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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German culture beyond the Oompah ... Join the DANK Haus German American Cultural center for an evening of German-language song, spoken word, and musical composition! Listeners and all levels of performers and language ability are welcome! Bring your Gitarre, Geige, Korg MS-20 or just your schöne Stimme. Piano on the premises. Deutsch-Mic takes place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in our Skyline Lounge. Free admission; drinks available for purchase.

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WEIHNACHTSMARKT VIP PRE-PARTY

December 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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COME SHOP AND ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF WEIHNACHTSMARKT 2018 The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center invites you to this exclusive evening of their Weihnachtsmarkt Party being held on Friday, December 14 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Included in the VIP ticket is: Rahmschnitzel Dinner-  Pork tenderloin medallions seared and sautéed in butter and finished in a shallot mushroom cream sauce.  A Drink on the Haus - Whether it is a glass of wine or a cup of Glühwein or a…

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Weihnachtsmarkt 2018

December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is merrily hosting it's second annual Weihnachtsmarkt. Weihnachtsmarkt, a historical German street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of advent. The market has food, drink and seasonal items from open-air stalls accompanied by traditional singing and dancing. Although traditionally outside, to avoid the harsh weather that December brings to Chicago, the DANK Haus will hold its ​annual ​Weihnachtsmarkt indoors​. With over 25 vendor stalls, Santa, horse Drawn carriage…

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January 2019

Stammtisch Game Night!

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Germany is a haven for games! From the inventors of the jigsaw puzzle and board games, Germany brings to you a night of German food, drink, and of course Gemütlichkeit! Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring your friends and your competitive spirit for a night of fun at the DANK Haus! This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the MB Financial lot (entrance on Western & Gunnison)

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KULTURKÜCHE: HASENPFEFFER

January 25 @ 7:30 pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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$24

HASENPFEFFER •  Learn to make savory German style rabbit stew at the DANK Haus! Almost as much fun to say as it is to eat, Hasenpfeffer is an old “hasen” dish. The “pfeffer” refers in this case not just to black pepper, but a dish that is highly seasoned with herbs, juniper, allspice, cloves and such. Learn the secrets of this traditional German dish from chef and caterer Pete Simon. Hands-on instruction, generous samplings, a drink from the bar, recipes,…

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February 2019

Stammtisch Karneval

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - February 16 @ 12:30 am
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Friday February 15th is a night of fun at our open house – Stammtisch! This month’s theme is Karneval! Get in the mood and come wearing a hat of your choice. We will have German Bier on tap and food for purchase. This is a great way to meet new friends, or bring your friends and introduce them to the Haus! Stammtisch is located in our popular 6th Floor Skyline Lounge, complete with vintage bar and sweeping panoramic views of…

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