Weekend What’s Up: Sept. 16-18

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Weekend What’s Up: Sept. 16-18

by Tamala Malerk
Stripes Europe

In our monthly What’s Up magazine, our Editor’s Picks give you a heads up about eight of the best events going on in Germany. But it’s hard to just pick eight, so here’s a more inclusive list! Each week, we will give you the need-to-know for on-base and regional events.

Regions include the KMC, Rhein-Main, Stuttgart and Bavaria.




Kaiserslautern: Photo Fest: Beginning on the 15th and throughout the entire weekend, enjoy the work of internationally-known photographers, regional favorites and young local talent.

Trier: Beats and Bowl: Every Friday and Saturday, bowl to some awesome music and chow down on food and drinks.

Landstuhl Community Club (MWR): Pool Tournament: Play for your chance to win the $50 first prize.

Kazabra Club, Vogelweh (MWR): Sam See Comedy Show: Be prepared to laugh until you burst at the Comedy Club watching See and Coor Cohen perform.

Armstrong's Club, Vogelweh Housing (MWR): Karaoke Night: Belt out your favorite tunes.

SKIES Unlimited building (MWR): Newborn Network: Meet fellow families and New Parent Support program nurses.

Baumholder Warrior Zone (MWR): Music Friday Nights: Shake your groove thing until midnight. 

USO Baumholder: Rock The Block: Party with USO, rock out to the DJ, chow down on cotton candy and play some games.

Ramstein AFB: Ramstein Bazaar: The 58th annual Ramstein Bazaar returns to Air Base for four days this year with a large variety of food vendors and merchants. “A portion of every sale and 100 percent of the net proceeds goes to organizations such as local schools, scout troops, non-profits, and base events.”


Kaiserslautern: K-Town Bears at Red Sappers: Take yourself out to this ballgame and enjoy this American favorite pastime.

Trier: Eintracht Trier vs. Wormatia Worms: If football (soccer) is more your sport, watch this game in Trier.

Bad Dürkheim: Wine Festival: Try all the wines at the world’s largest wine festival, which is ironically named after sausage, but together they make a great accompaniment.

Kazabra Club, Vogelweh (MWR): Country Night: Play pool, ride the mechanical bull and “boot, scoot and boogie” at Country Night.

Armstrong's Club, Vogelweh Housing (MWR): Latin Night: Enjoy all the Latin music at this event on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Tavern on the Rock, Baumholder (MWR): Karaoke Night: Belt out your favorite tunes.

Baumholder Outdoor Recreation (MWR): German Fishing Course: This two-day course, which will take place in Kaiserslautern, will allow you to learn everything you need to graduate and receive your permit.

Wetzel Kasern (Baumholder MWR): Air Force Birthday Golf Scramble: Just five minutes from Smiths Barracks to the Rolling Hills Golf Course for this four-person, eighteen-hole scramble.

KMC Onstage (MWR): Dance Audition Workshop: Nervous about an upcoming audition or just want to learn or fine tune your dancing skills? This is the workshop for you.


Trier: Cocktail Workshop: Learn tips and tricks behind making modern and classic cocktails.

Pirmasens: Shopping Sunday: Shop until your drop at this market with plenty of merchants, and don’t worry about working up an appetite, as there are dining options onsite.

Pirmasens: Pranayama Workshop: Learn all the best yoga breathing techniques in this 90-minute workshop.

Baumholder Warrior Zone (MWR): Sing Along Sunday: Belt out your favorite tunes.

Baumholder Outdoor Recreation (MWR): UTV Guided Tours: Grab your family and friends and be guided through scenic backroads, market towns and other places in the local area.




Frankfurt: Indonesia Festival: All weekend long you can learn all about the beauty and culture of Indonesia.

Frankfurt: The Princely Garden Festival Schloss Wolfsgarten: Enjoy macarons, oysters, readings, lectures, cabaret and the blending of French and German cultures all weekend.   

Wiesbaden: Bickelmaier wines at the Sonnenberg Wine Stand: Take in the almost-autumn air and sip on wine.

Wiesbaden (MWR): Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr.: You have three chances this weekend to see this family-friendly musical about the plucky Matilda.

Wiesbaden (MWR): Friday Night Scramble: Tee up with three other players and compete in this nine-hole competition. 

Wiesbaden USO Park: Group Play: Join the New Parent Support Program and children of all ages for playtime in the park.

Wiesbaden (MWR): German-American Flea Market: Bring euros to this cash-only event and find hidden treasures in the items being sold at the market.


Frankfurt: Schwedlersee Summer Concert Series: Enjoy the last concert of the summer season. Admission includes one free drink (non-cocktail).

Frankfurt: Löwen Frankfurt vs. Pinguins Bremerhaven: Cheer on the Frankfurt ice hockey team as the play against the Pinguins.

Frankfurt:  Arbeaumania - The Dances of the 16th Century: History buffs and dance lovers can take part in learning the dances of Renaissance-era on Saturday and Sunday.

Mainz: Mainz Apple Orchard with a Small Apple Festival and Apple Picking: Pick the freshest apples right from source and have fun at the festival.

Mainz: WineWalk: “Mainz with a View": Sip multiple wines as you are guided through different parts of Mainz and learn some secrets of the city.

Mainz:APROPRO JAZZ: Enjoy an open-air jazz concert featuring a quartet and food and drink onsite.

Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation (MWR): Open Paintball Play Day: Everyone 10-years-old and older can mask up and shoot paintballs in the field.


Frankfurt: Film Exchange: Come find your next favorite film, CD or comic book at this event.

Frankfurt: Monastery Concert: Listen to the intriguing orchestral sounds in this recurring Sunday concert series.

Frankfurt: Antique and Collectors Market: Discover your next treasured item for the home or office at this market.

Wiesbaden (MWR): Sunday Movie Deep Dive: “Children ages 4-11 are invited to enjoy a movie, snacks, a story and color pages” at this fun event for kids and parents.

Wiesbaden Library (MWR): Maker Space- Recycled Art and Wired Sculptures: Bring your own supplies, or use what is available at the library, get creative with others and make your own art from recycled materials. 

Wiesbaden (MWR): Music Club: Join other music enthusiasts: Tune your instrument and talk music, share skills and maybe even a tune of your own. 




Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum: Baltimore Beauties-Quilting Bee: This is an English and German-language event where you can gather with others and get your sewing circle on.

Messe Stuttgart: AMB Stuttgart: This is the fair for metalworking enthusiasts from around the world Friday and Saturday.

Eisstadion: S.T.A.R. 2022-Stuttgart Techno and Rave Festival: For two days rave your way through three separate stages at this festival.

Big Gago 93 Bar & Dining: English Comedy-Stand-Up Open Mic: Eat some great food while listening to up-and-coming comedians try their material on the crowd.

Stadtpalais: Stuttgart: Twenties: Travel back in time and rock to the Linda Kyei Swing Combo at this free admission event.

Congress Hall Böblingen: Antiques and Art Fair: Find your next vase or living room art piece from the time of emperors. 


Laendle: VEGGIENALE & FAIRGOODS: This is the fair to be at to learn all you want to know about plant-based living and ecological sustainability.

Stuttgart MWR: Yoga Book Club: Combine your love of yoga and reading where you do a 45-minute practice followed by a discussion on Finding Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Stuttgart MWR: Swabian-American Biergarten: Eat delicious regional food, do some arts and crafts, listen to live music, try to hold onto the mechanical bull and so much more at this event.


Eliszis Jahrmarktstheater: Killesberg Open Air: Bachata Salsa & Kizomba: Dance the night away at this donation-only event and if you salsa up an appetite, there are food and drinks options on site.

Feuerseeplatz: Fancy Women Bike Ride: Put on your fanciest attire and bike with similarly-clad women. 

MS Wilhelma: New Wine and Onion Cake on the MS Wilhelma: Enjoy seasonal favorites aboard the ship and learn facts about the wine and cake on the ride.

Mercedes-Benz Museum: Classics and Coffee: Drink coffee and show your classic vehicle or just come look at all the amazing classic vehicles.

Moenchsberg: Wine Safari: Hike through vineyards and taste the local wines and delicacies along the safari.

Strassenbahnmuseum: Open Day-Tram Museum: Enjoy free admission to the museum along with a small fest on National Rail Day.




Rose Barracks (Vilseck MWR): Cosmic Bowling: Bowl some strikes with the lights turned off in this cosmic scene.


Munich: Oktoberfest Begins Today: This internationally known beer festival begins this weekend. Enjoy the festival as well as other fairs across Munich.

Nuremberg: Wöhrder See Clean-Up: Celebrate World Clean-Up by cleaning up the beach and help make Nuremberg even better.

Nuremberg: Absima Summer Fest: Drive RC cars, play Wheel of Fortune, get advice on RC models and enjoy an Absima company tour.

Nuremberg: MUNDart Meets Classic: Experience classical orchestral music merge with modern styles such as rap, hip-hop, soul and pop.

Rose Barracks (Vilseck MWR): Car Boot-Flea Market: Pop open the trunk of your car and make some money off as you purge for your next PCS.

Rose Barracks (Vilseck MWR): Open Art Studio: Get your creative juices flowing as your surround yourselves with others and work on your art.

Tower Barracks (Grafenwoehr MWR): Rifle & Pistol Range Open: Practice your shot, if you’re 18 or older, at the open range. 


Nuremberg: Film Exchange: Come find your next favorite or classic film, movie poster or memorabilia at this event.


*Know before you go: Always check the event website before traveling to ensure it is still occurring. Also go to the event’s website to learn more about costs, regulations and any other information. Lectures and workshops on the economy will most likely occur in German but may offer alternatives for English-speakers.



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