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.
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 www.staatstheater-wiesbaden.de 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 www.streetlife-international.com/tickets.
‘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 www.frankfurtticket.de or on the Kurtheater’s home page at www.kurtheater-bad-homburg.de.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the ski club visit “Hessen International Ski Club” on Facebook or www.hessenski.com. To contact club president Marco Vialpando send an email to email@example.com.
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’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 www.frankfurter-hof-mainz.de for ticket information.
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.
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.