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

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 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

‘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 for details.