DANK @ Lincoln Square Apple FestLincoln Square Apple Fest Poster

3 October 2015 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The DANK Haus will be hosting a booth at the Lincoln Square Apple Fest and we need you to help us! Volunteer to serve hot cider and Oktoberfest beer during this fall celebration right around the corner from our building. This is a great way to meet some new friends and practice that beer pour for our Oktoberfest celebration on the 16th. Volunteer Now!

Free Admission | Beverages and food available for purchase | Volunteer!



Stammtisch Open Haus - DANKtoberfest


16 October 2015 | 7:30 pm

Continue the Oktoberfest season at Chicago's German American Cultural Center with live entertainment and free admission. Paloma Band Chicago brings a festive atmosphere filled with sing-a-longs, yodeling, and your opportunity to graduate from cowbell school. This evening is the final night to enjoy the amazing rooftop Terrasse before winter.

Free Admission | Beer and food available for purchase

4th Annual Lincoln Square Art Walk - Gala Artists Reception

16 October 2015 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The DANK Haus is proud to sponsor the Gala Artists Reception of the 4th Annual Lincoln Square Art Walk; hosted in the DANK Haus' Scharpenberg Gallery. The Lincoln Square Artist Guild will be presenting 44 jury selected local artists with works in various mediums.The highly anticipated Gala Artists Reception and the opening of the “Best of Art Walk” group show features one piece from each artist and prize awards will be given out for “Best of Show” and “Exceptional Merit”.

Art Walk Viewing4th Annual Lincoln Square Art Walk

Oct 16 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oct 17 | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Oct 18 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gala Artists Reception

Oct 16 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Sharpenberg Gallery @ DANK Haus

All events are free and open to the public. Programs and Maps available at the information booth in Kempf/Giddings Plaza and all participating locations (including the DANK Haus). Additional event details available at lsartguild.org and facebook.

Liederabend 25 Jahre Einheit with VOX3 Collective

A Concert of German Duets & Quartets.
Celebrating 25 years of German Reunification.

18 October 2015 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The world watched when the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989. One year later, a country divided officially reunited on October 3, 1990. Known as "Tag der Deutschen Einheit," it is celebrated as a national holiday in Germany. This year marks the 25th anniversary of German reunification. To celebrate this event, VOX 3 Collective and DANK Haus German American Cultural Center are partnering to present great musical works where voices come together as one. These duets and quartets from master composers of the 19th century will delight the ear in the wonderful acoustic of the Marunde Ballroom. Spend a Sunday afternoon exploring the beautiful rooms of the DANK Haus as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago weekend, then stay for a lovely afternoon recital.

Reserve Free Admission | A suggested donation of $10 to support ongoing programming

German Cinema Now - Soul KitchenSoul-Kitchen-OS

23 October 2015 | 7:30 pm

Soul Kitchen is a delicious, free spirited story of food, friends, and rock & roll. It centers on a likable but hopelessly disorganized restauranteur, Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos) whose café is second home to a motley crew of lovable eccentrics. When his girlfriend leaves him for Shanghai, he decides to follow her to China, leaving his brother Illias (Moritz Bleibtreu) to manage the restaurant. When he returns, he finds his restaurant being taken over by his brother’s criminal friends.

Faith Akin’s (Head-On, The Edge of Heaven) hilarious and heartfelt film, set to an infectious soul and funk soundtrack, won two prizes and the Venice Film Festival. Furthermore, the story is based on Adam Boushoukos own experiences as the owner of a Greek tavern named ‘Taverna”, where Akin was a regular customer.

Movie will be shown in German with English subtitles.

Free Admission | Bar, snacks and German candy available for purchase

Kulturküche - Rouladen

30 October 2015 | 7:30 pm

RouladenRound out your German home cooking mastery with the essential Rouladen. Transform less expensive cuts of beef into a meltingly tender and delicious main dish. Stuffed with pickles and other vegetables, rouladen truly becomes rouladen once the real star of the show arrives - gravy.

Silky. Brown. Great with red wine.
A lush gravy is poured over our fork tender friends.
Poured. Not drizzled.
The better to sop up with your favorite side.

Chef Rita shares her mother's recipe with you. Learn how to make this traditional German dish the way Oma would.

Class includes demonstration, sampling and one drink.

$22 | Class includes demonstration, samplings, and one drink | Reserve today!

Have Your Company Holiday Party at DANK Haus with Special Holiday Rental Packagesholiday party

The DANK Haus and Himmel's Chicago have partnered to offer a special catering and venue rental package for your company's holiday party this year! Himmel's will take care of your catering needs, you only need to decide which venue space: skyline lounge or ballroom. Check out the amazing menu options as part of our Holiday Package. Contact the main office for more pricing details and to secure your date by calling 773-561-9181.

Interested in Volunteering?

The DANK Haus is a volunteer-based organization and is always looking for amazing volunteers. Whether you like to paint, bartend, cook, organize, or give tours there is always a need for your talent and expertise. Check out the volunteer signup website or contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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