Things to do: week of May 9, 2013


Free USO concert

Head to the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center May 21 at 7 p.m. to catch Good Luck Penny and the Willy Pete Band, courtesy of the USO and Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

Outdoor Rec trips


Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation heads to Euro Disney June 1-2, Holiday Park June 8, Krakow June 13-17, Nove and Venice June 13-17, Munich June 14-16, a Swiss Jazz Fest June 21-23, Prague June 22-23 and a Croatia Salsa Fest June 27 to July 1, and Strasbourg June 29. Call Outdoor Rec at civ (0611) 705-5760 for details.

Medieval Festival

The annual Catzenelnbogener Knights Festival will be held June 8-9 (opening both days at 10 a.m.). The event will be held in Katzenelnbogen which is northwest of Wiesbaden near Limburg. The festival will feature jousting, a medieval camp, merchants, musicians, crafts people and more. For more information visit www.catzenelnbogener-ritterspiele.de.

Idstein Jazz Festival

The Taunus town of Idstein features its annual jazz festival June 21-23. Featured performers include the Dirty Boogie Orchestra, Milt Jackson Project, Donovan Aston, JayJayBeCe and the Syncopators. Tickets are €9 per day or €14 for all three days if purchased in advance (€2 more at the event). Visit www.idstein-jazzfestival.de for more information.

Mineral Fair

The town of Freisen, located about five miles from Baumholder, holds a traditional Mineral Fair May 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various exhibitors and sellers from around Europe will be on hand in the Bruchwaldhalle. For more information about the fair, contact Wolfgang Diehl at wolfgangdiehl@gmx.de.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ auditions

The Theatre Unlimited holds auditions for the classical musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Frankfurt International School June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon for children ages 9-12 and from 12:30-2:30 p.m. for children ages 13-17. Performances will be in February 2014. Visit www.theatre-unlimited.com for details.