Weekend What’s Up: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Weekend What’s Up: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

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.




Landstuhl: 1990's European Cornhole League Fundraiser and Costume Party: Put on your best grunge gear, JNCO jeans or scrunchies, play some cornhole, eat some food and have fun.

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

Trier: Oktoberfest in the Clubhouse Kleingärtnerverein: Show up in your dirndl and receive a free glass of sparkling wine all weekend long.

Pirmasens: Festival Euroclassic - Frauenchor ex-semble: “ The Women's Chamber Choir will present excerpts from its current repertoire.”

Homburg: Homburg Oktoberfest Continues: If you want Oktoberfest without the travel, come check out the last weekend of this event.

KMC Onstage (MWR): The Yellow Boat Performances: Go see the last weekend of performances of this moving play about a boy born with congenital hemophilia who transforms his pain into art.

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

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

Hall of Champions Fitness Center, Baumholder (MWR): Late Night Basketball: Every last Friday of the month you can play basketball with other night owls from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Trier: Beginning Yoga Workshop: Get insights into postures and breathing and learn the basics behind the practice of yoga.

Trier: Women's Wilderness Days: Get out into the wild with other women and learn basic survival and camping skills.

Bad Homburg: Gourmet Market: Enjoy art, crafts, food, coffee, live music and cocktails at this event.

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: Dance and party to all of your favorite Latin styles of music.

Rolling Hills Army Golf Course, Baumholder (MWR): Open Tournament: Join this two-day golf tournament.  

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

USO Baumholder: Coffee Connections: Drink coffee and connect with other military spouses while learning more about the local community.


Homburg/Saar: The Shops are Open Sunday: Enjoy the rare Sunday when the shops are open in the city-center.

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: Oktoberfest Frankfurt 2022 - The Party Ship: Hop on the MS Rheingold and celebrate Oktoberfest on the water.

Frankfurt: Löwen Frankfurt vs. EHC Red Bull München: Cheer on the Frankfurt ice hockey team as they take on Munich.

Mainz: Best of Musicals: Theatre fans unite and listen to songs from famous musicals such as “Phantom of the Opera” and “Evita.”

Mainz: "Encounters": View the work of two artists and see how cultures, styles and artistic meaning merge at this exhibition all weekend long.

Mainz: Visionär Film Festival: This four-film festival celebrates the work of Eastern European film makers with films in multiple languages.

Wiesbaden (MWR): Individual Spouse Sponsorship Training: Learn how you can serve as a spouse sponsor.

Wiesbaden (MWR): Hearts Apart: Connect with fellow military spouses once a month who are also separated from their spouse due to deployment, TDY etc. 

Wiesbaden (MWR): A Night of One Acts: Enjoy a night of one-act plays, “I love Ruthie” as well as “The Book of Leviticus Show, The Book Media, Mrs. Sorken and Cardinal O'Connor."

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


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: Chic Times - Mainzer KulturGärten im Schloss: Listen to this local Mainz band who covers songs from the 1970s through the modern era.


Frankfurt: Japan Day: Enjoy a day of workshops, artists and culinary specialties.

Mainz: Ladies FIT Bootcamp: Enjoy a workout, get your body fat measurements, learn tips and tricks for fitness and enjoy giveaways at this event.

Mainz: SKATE Club Learning Event: For those 12 and older, come learn the basics of ice skating: Standing, walking and turning, and a few advanced moves for those further along.  

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.




Organic Kitchen: Meet the Stuttgart Team - Women in AI & Robotics: Network with fellow women in AI and Robotics as well as have a nice lunch.

USO Stuttgart: AFRICOM Olympics: Watch as personnel compete in a variety of games. You can also enjoy popcorn, cotton candy and lawn games.


Marktplatz: Vegan Street Days: Saturday and Sunday enjoy delicious vegan street food and vendors.

Mercedesstraße: VfB Stuttgart II - FC 08 Homburg: Cheer on your favorite football (soccer) team.

Weissenburg: Queerfeministisches Festival: Enjoy artistic and culture events along with music and drinks all weekend.  

USO Stuttgart: Dungeons and Dragons Workshop: If you have ever wanted to learn how to play D&D, or just want to play with other lovers of the game, this is your chance.


Mercedes-Benz Museum: Classics and Coffee: Drink coffee and show your classic car or just come look at all the sweet rides of the past.

Art Museum: Family Day Sunday: Tour the exhibits with a guided tour designed for families with children four and older.




Munich: Oktoberfest Continues This Weekend: This internationally known beer festival ends this weekend. Enjoy the festival as well as other fairs across Munich.

Munich: Mineralientage München: Pick out your favorite piece at “Europe's Top Show for minerals, fossils, gems & jewelry!”

Nuremburg: Billy Idol Live: “Rebel yell” and dance away at this live concert.

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

Tower Barracks (Grafenwoehr MWR): EFMP Karaoke: Connect with other EFMP families while you belt out your choice of 25,000 songs. 

USO Camp Aachen: Friday Night Game Night (18+): Come play your favorite games and connect with others.


Munich: Model Railway Exhibition: Put on your conductor hat and blow your whistles as you look at intricate model trains, railways and displays.

Munich: Brunch in the Sky: Partake in delicious food while you get a unique view of Munich.

Nuremburg: Nürnberg Falcons BC - RÖMERSTROM Gladiators Trier: Cheer on your favorite team in this basketball match.

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

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

USO Camp Aachen: Saturday Night Game Night (18+): Come play your favorite games and connect with others.

USO Camp Aachen: International Coffee Day (18+): No matter how you like your coffee, come grab a cup with fellow coffee lovers.

USO Camp Aachen:  National Homemade Cookie Day: See if your favorite cookie is available and celebrate this delicious holiday.

USO Grafenwoehr: Saturday Showdown: Compete for bragging rights against other video game players.

USO Grafenwoehr: National Homemade Cookie Day: See if your favorite cookie is available and celebrate this delicious holiday.


Munich: NILS FRAHM - MUSIC FOR MUNICH: Enjoy this pianist who merges the genres of classical and electronic music.

Tower Barracks (Grafenwoehr MWR): Family Bowling: “Enjoy discounted rates on Sundays for Family Bowling!”

USO Ansbach: Service Member Sundays: Every Sunday service members can connect with others and play the featured game of the week: Spade, billiards, video games etc.



*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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