Things to do – Jan. 30, 2014

USO highlights

Join the USO for a trip to Idar Oberstein Feb. 1, the Fairy Tale Road: Hameln and the Pied Piper Feb. 8, Paris Feb. 15, Auerbach Castle for a Knights Banquet and fireworks Feb. 15, Berlin Feb. 22, Poland: Pottery and Sightseeing March 14 or to the Italian Riviera of Flowers April 7-11. Stop by any area USO or call civ (0611) 4080-106 for more information.

Theater tour

Get a backstage tour of the Wiesbaden Staatstheater in English Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. Visit the workshops and learn about the theater’s history. Cost is €5. Make reservations by calling civ (0611) 132 325 and meet at the stage entrance (Am Warmen Damm). Upcoming performances include Richard Wagner’s opera “The Flying Dutchman” Feb. 6, the musical “Evita” Jan. 30 and Feb. 5, the ballet “Between Midnight and Morning: Swan Lake” Feb. 2 and Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “The Force of Destiny” Feb. 8. Visit for ticket information.

Hip hop and Old School Night

The Wiesbaden Entertainment Center features Hip Hop, Old School and R&B Night on Feb. 1, 8 and 15 from 7-11 p.m. Head to the WEC in Hainerberg Housing on Saturday nights to groove the night away.

Kings of R&B

The “Kings of R&B” — Eric Benet, Brian McKnight, Dru Hill and Donell Jones perform at the Hugenottenhalle in Neu Isenburg Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at

‘Fiddler on the Roof’

The Theatre Unlimited Performing Company presents the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” Feb. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at the Kurtheater Bad Homburg. Showtimes are at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday. Purchase tickets at or on the Kurtheater’s home page at

Ski Club

Join fellow winter sports enthusiasts in tackling some of the best slopes in Europe with the Hessen International Ski Club. The club meets every other Thursday at the Paulaner Restaurant (Wilhelmstrasse 58-60) in Wiesbaden. The club heads to the Damuls-Mellau ski area in Austria (“the world’s snowiest town”) for three days of skiing leaving from Wiesbaden on Feb. 14. For more information on the trip email For more information on the ski club visit “Hessen International Ski Club” on Facebook or To contact club president Marco Vialpando send an email to

Outdoor Rec trips

Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation features ski and snowboard trips to Engleberg, Switzerland, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2; Interlaken, Switzerland, Feb. 28 to March 2; and Kaprun, Austria, March 13-17. Outdoor Rec heads to Carnival in Venice Feb. 28 to March 2. Stop by Outdoor Recreation on Clay Kaserne or call civ (0611) 705-5760 to sign up for these trips and more.

Mainz concerts

Mainz’s Frankfurter Hof features the Siro-A Technodelic Visual Show (a multi-media show with electronic music) Feb. 11, the Trilok Gurtu Band (Indian percussion and world music) Feb. 22, Daniel Melingo (Argentinian tango music) April 1 and the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra April 25. Call civ (06131) 220438 or visit for ticket information.

SKIES classes

Wiesbaden’s Child, Youth and School Services offers a host of Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills classes including violin, piano, guitar, ballet, contemporary dance, tae kwon do, swimming and driving. Call Parent Central Services at civ (0611) 705-7928 for details.

Bingo at the WEC

Head to the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center in Hainerberg Housing on Sunday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy bingo. Sales start at 4 p.m. Win up to $3,500 in prize money.

Bowling action

Enjoy Cosmic Bowling every Friday starting at 8 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Shoot pool for free every Monday night starting at 4 p.m. in the WEC lounge. Other WEC highlights include bingo every Sunday at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday night country, Thursday night karaoke and Friday night DJs.