What's New at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

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German International School Chicago and the DANK Haus welcome children of all ages and backgrounds to a fun-filled autumn celebration. In Europe, Laternenfest is a fall festival where children walk through their villages with lighted lanterns on the eve of St. Martin's feast day (Martinstag). Our Chicago celebration includes lantern-making and other kid-friendly activities and concludes with a lantern parade at dusk.

Laternenfest is Sunday, November 9 at 2:30 pm. Admission includes a lantern kit that children can use to personalize their own lantern, plus free crafts, face painting, storytelling, and a sing-along. Baked goods, juice, water, beer, and glühwein will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $7 each.  Children under age 2 are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be no at-the-door sales. Laternenfest sells out almost every year, and space is again limited this year, so purchase your tickets today!

9 November 2014 | 2:30pm | $7 Advance Purchase | Kid Friendly & Open to the Public

LSR Wine Stroll

Lincoln Square Chamber Presents: Fall Wine Stroll 

Presented by the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, the Annual Fall and Spring Wine Strolls transform Lincoln Square and Ravenswood’s retail establishments and restaurants into wine tasting destinations of approximately 40-45 different reds and whites! All participating businesses pair delicious hors d'oeuvres with their wines. Purchase your tickets today!

6 November 2014 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | $40-$60 per person | Open to the Public



 VOX3 Presents: Pomp & Passion at the DANK HausVox3 logo

2014 is an important year of musical anniversaries, seeing the 300th birthday of Christoph Willbald von Gluck and the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss.  This program of opera arias, scenes, and songs showcases the classical poise of Gluck’s reformed operatic style, contrasted with the unabashed, gorgeous romanticism of Strauss.  Featured are scenes from Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier, Iphigénie en Tauride, and Paride ed Elena, alongside the showy coloratura of the Brentano Lieder and a rare performance of Gluck’s Klopstock Lieder.

The lovely Marunde Ballroom at DANK Haus provides an elegant backdrop to the vocal talents of VOX 3 members.  Pomp & Passion is performed Thursday, November 13 and Saturday, November 15 at 7:30pm.

13 & 15 November 2014 | 7:30pm | $10-$15 per person | Open to the Public

DANK Chapter North Annual Membership Meeting

I am pleased to invite you to attend the Annual Meeting of the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center.  It is a great opportunity to learn about future plans and meet with directors, staff, and members. We will be voting on new board members for the 2015-2017 term and some changes to the bylaws, which haven't been touched since 2010. If you have not received your invite via snail mail, please make sure your membership is up-to-date with DANK National. Coffee and pastries will be served.

15 November 2014 | 10:30am | Open to the Membership Only

German Consular Info Evening

Did you know that the German Consulate General of Chicago does more than just renew your passport? German citizenship, inheritance in Germany, registration of births and marriages, pension and restitution we can guide you through these with ease.

After a successful first Consular Information Evening last year, the German Consulate Chicago picks up this new tradition and offers another informative evening and insight into the consular, legal world. Vice Consuls Mrs. Jessica Fernandez and Mrs. Silke Grunow are holding an informational reception for Germans and German Americans to meet the consular staff and learn more about Consular services. All participants are invited to stay for some 'gemütliche' afterwords with drinks and snacks.

Reservations are requested, online at brownpapertickets. Light reception to follow, attendees are encouraged to bring materials needing clarification.

19 November 2014 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Free | Reservations Requested

November Stammtisch Open Haus

On the third Friday of every month the DANK Haus hosts a Stammtisch on the 6th floor in the beautiful Skyline Lounge. We invite everyone to the Haus to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. Each night has a theme to get the conversations started from trivia and game nights to Elvis and German bands. It’s a great night for dancing, drinking, eating, and taking in the gorgeous view of the city from the terrace. Alle sind Willkommen!

21 November 2014 | 7:30pm - Midnight | Open to the Public & No Cover | Food and drinks available for purchase


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