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Regular English Language Events


Karlsruhe's very own English-Speaking Meetup Group (sponsored by is an informal platform allowing for the organization of events, activities and adventures — a hike in the Black Forest, dancing in a club or hanging out with Mom's and kids are a few examples.

The most popular regular event is the monthly German-English Stammtisch where you can practice your English or German and meet nice people in a relaxed atmosphere. Start is 6:30 p.m. until around 9:30 ish. It's a mix of young and old and all those in-between, who come and go throughout the evening.


The American Library has regular events in English for kids and adults: LitNite (March 6 & 20), Poetry, Please! (Feb 27, March 27), MovieTalk (March 14),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (Feb 28, March 14 & 28) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (Feb 23, March 9 & 23).  More info here

The Karlsruhe Toastmasters meet every 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month at 7:15 p.m. to practice public speaking in English.

Improve your German!

The IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum Karlsuhe - International Meeting Center Karlsruhe) offers a program Sprecht miteinander! (Talk to each other!). Practice your spoken German in a relaxed atmosphere. People of similar language ability form groups moderated by a volunteer. Free and no registration required. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

The IBZ offers a number of other projects to help with integration. A listing in English is available here.

What's Up:

Calendar of Events

Events in and around Karlsruhe as well as announcements of general interest are listed below. Regular monthly events are listed to the right. If you or your group are hosting an event appropriate to this community, please let us know. More information in our Newsletter.

Regular Events

February 16 - March 2 — International Händel Festspiele in the Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Baroque music at its best.

February 22 - 25 — art KARLSRUHE has established itself as a popular art market. Find art works from classic to modern to contemporary, podium discussions, parties etc. at the Karlsruhe trade centre. Visitors can use the show as a “museum visit” of sorts with tours – most works of art are for sale – if you can afford it! If this is up your alley, wear comfortable shoes and take coffee breaks to avoid a visual overkill. Many local galleries are hosting special events.

February 23 - 25 — Improv Theater Festival - "Think with your heart - love with your brain." Two performances in English. More info here.

February 24 — After ART party at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe starting at 11:00 p.m. — and running until 5 a.m.!

February 25 — Reading Afternoon for kids 6 & up at the Insel starting at 3 p.m. and running about 1.5 hours. Actors, theater people and Karlsruhe personalities read from their favorite books - this time in English as well. Adults can relax with cake and coffee. More info here.

March 1 — Loose Lips - Storytelling in English. Four chosen speakers tell a story followed by an open mike. The stories are true, unscripted and take no longer than 5 to 10 minutes. Come to listen or share your own story. Not a competition. Start is 7 p.m. Space is limited. Sign up through their Facebook page.

March 1 — Jugend Jazzt. Concert of the winners of the jazz youth contest in the BGV Lichthof starting at 7 p.m.

March 2 - 4 — Le Marché Francais. Nearby Bretten hosts the "Marche francais" in the old town — food, soaps, linens, gifts etc.

March 10 — Book & Bake Sale at the American Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New books from donations as well as old ones that have been discarded from the library are available at our book sale! Shop till you drop and make sure to have a nice cup of coffee at our bake sale and savor some of the yummy cakes and cookies provided by the Friends of the American Library Karlsruhe e.V. All proceeds will be used to buy new media for the American Library!

March 11 - 25 — Karlsruher Wochen gegen Rassismus. Karlsruhe takes a stand against racism. Most events are in German. Racism affects our entire society; please take a moment to think about stereotypes, prejudices, blatant and latent racism, it's impact on you and those around you and what you can do to change the situation.

March 13 — “How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps…”an Evening with Tony Maude at the American Library starting at 7:30 p.m. Tony Maude is a composer, poet and singer who spends much time travelling the earthly roads of Ireland, Britain and mainland Europe but also the unearthly roads of imagination...accompanied by Yeats, Shakespeare, Kipling, Lorca, R.L. Stevenson and many others. Join us for an entertaining and lyrical evening of poetry and song. More info about Tony Maude: Admission: €4,- Tickets on sale now at the American Library.

March 14 - 18 — 16th Silent Film Festival in Karlsruhe. Focus on Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau. Shown at Stephassaal and Studio 3 (Kinemathek). Accompanied by live music.

March 17 — St. Patrick's Day. Head out to your favorite Irish pub and wear some green. Everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day. It falls on a Saturday this year.

March 17 — Annual Karlsruhe St Patrick's Day Parade from Scruffy's Irish Pub to Flynn's Inn usually starting around 3-ish and goes es from Scruffys Irish Pub to Flynn's Inn or in the reverse direction. Liquid breakfast beforehand from around noon to 2 p.m. Don some green and join in the singing with about 100 other like-minded folk.