Special Event

Haunted Haus Halloween Party

Saturday 29 Oktober 2016 | 7:00 pm

Test your courage and discover the spooky side of the DANK Haus at our Haunted Haus Halloween Party! At this exclusive event, we will take you on a frightening tour of our forbidden rooms where the ghosts of DANK will come alive and let you in on the secrets of our 90-year old building. After the scariest elevator ride of your life, you can try to steady your knees at our adult-beverage trick-or-treat, but beware: these concoctions are not for the faint of heart! Eventually, you will get to dance your fear away at our freaky costume party, but watch out: you never know what will go bump in the night!

Guests must be 21 years and older.
Come dressed to impress and win our costume contest!

Tickets are limited!


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Special Event

DANK Haus Night at the Lyric Opera: Das Rheingold

Thursday 13 October 2016 | 7:30 pm

DANK Haus is extremely proud to have partnered with the Lyric Opera of Chicago to bring its members, students, volunteers and supporters the opportunity to see the first Opera of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring der Nibelungen” (the Ring cycle) – DAS RHEINGOLD at an unbeatable price. For only $35 you get to experience not only artistic journey that everybody should experience at least once, but it also includes a FREE DRINK prior to the performance.

The Lyric’s ambitious new Ring starts with Das Rheingold in 2016, conducted by celebrated music director, Sir Andrew Davis. You’ll meet the Rhinemaidens, guardians of magical gold that can be transformed into a ring that grants its owner unlimited power. When Alberich steals the gold, the struggle among the legendary characters begins, as Wotan, king of the gods, vies with him for supreme power. Immerse yourself in thrilling drama and music of vast proportions during this first of four new productions from world-renowned director David Pountney.

When purchasing your tickets, make sure to use the special promo code DANK35. (Note – Zone restrictions apply and the code is valid for most, but not all seats at the Lyric). Don’t forget to pick up your free drink prior to the performance at Audience Services table in the lobby.

If you’re not able to attend the special DANK Haus Night, but still want to see Das Rheingold or any other opera at the Lyric, we were able to secure a special 20% discount for all other performances. Simply use the promo code DANKHAUS when purchasing your ticket.

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  New Exhibit

Young Turkish Artist in Chicago!

September 10 - October 1, 2016

We kindly invite you to the opening of Tan Taşpolatoğlu's first international solo exhibition; Derealization II. This young Turkish artist's exhibt is curated by Derin Isikman Baratka.

"Derealization is disorder where people feel like they don’t belong anywhere and that nothing is real. They are emotional detached and feel like there is no color or meaning in the world. Derealization is a deep and impactful topic which should not be suppressed in our society. The project will help educate and comfort people so they understand they are not alone and they can overcome their own depression through art."

Open by appointment: Contact 773-680-6270


  Back in Session

History Class Series III: Renaissance & Reformation

Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Starts: September 22, 2016

Broaden your general knowledge and explore the very foundations of Western European history, culture and civilization! The third installment of our popular history class series will take you on an exciting journey from the Middle Ages through the Italian Renaissance and Protestant Reformation all the way to the Thirty Years War.

Moderator Mike Haas (B.A. Sociology, University of Illinois, at Urbana, Champaign; M.A. History, DePaul University, Chicago) offers an insightful, fact and fun filled evening, light on lecture & heavy on visual presentation and discussion! No text books, no tests, no homework, no papers! Just a sincere interest and curiosity is all that is required! Come and learn! Come and share!

Check out the syllabus!

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  Culinary Treats

Kulturküche Cooking Classes - Zwiebelkuchen

Friday 30 September 2016 | 6:30 pm

Join chef Rita to make a traditional German "onion pie" - a savory German delicacy containing steamed onions, diced bacon, cream, and caraway seeds. Unlike quiche, it is baked on yeast dough, creating a flavorful dough and onion combination as the lean dough becomes crispy in the oven and does not overwhelm the toppings.

This tasty German fall dish is especially popular in the wine-growing regions of southwestern Germany, where it is served by local winemakers when their new wine (also "Federweisser" or "Moscht") comes out. Since new wine starts to ferment a few weeks after crush, it is only available for a short time.

To give you the full Zwiebelkuchen experience, we will serve  German wine at this class. Welcome the new season by learning how to make a unique dish that will make you feel warm inside even as the days start to get colder. But act fast: Before you know it, Zwiebelkuchenzeit will be over!

Class fee includes recipe, hands-on demonstration, one drink from the bar, generous tasting, and great camaraderie.

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Culinary Treats

Kulturküche Cooking Classes - Rouladen

Friday 14 Oktober 2016 | 7:30 pm

Round 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 only a German Oma would.

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Every 3rd Friday

Stammtisch Open Haus - Oktoberfest

Friday 21 Oktober 2016 | 7:30 pm

Cap of your Oktoberfest season at the best fest in town, featuring Paloma Band Chicago, free admission and authentic German food and drinks. Attendees will enjoy plenty of yodeling, dancing, and pretzel eating! Come wearing your finest dirndl and lederhosen to the Oktoberfest of the Season at the DANK Haus!


Free Admission

Food and drinks available for purchase


 Every 4th Friday

German Cinema Now - What a Man

28 October 2016 | 7:30 pm

30-year-old Alex (Matthias Schweighöfer) discovers that his girlfriend Carolin (Mavie Hörbiger) has an affair with their neighbour, photographer Jens, and is forced to move out of their shared flat. He moves in with his friend, animal welfare activist Nele (Sibel Kekilli) who has a long-distance-relationship with her French boyfriend Etienne who lives in China. Alex tries to find out why his relationship with Carolin failed and what actually constitutes a man. Meanwhile he and Nele who have been in love with each other since primary school, fall in love again.

Movie will be shown in German with English subtitles.

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

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