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Regular English Language Events


Check out Karlsruhe's very own English-Speaking Meetup Group for events, activities and adventures! 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. Other group events include music, sports, culture - something for everyone. Sponsored by

The American Library has regular events in English for kids and adults: LitNite (Feb. 7 & 21), Poetry, Please! (Feb. 28), MovieTalk (Feb. 8),  Storytime for kids 3-5 (Feb. 8 & 22) and Storytime for kids 6 and up (Feb. 10 & 24).  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.

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Ongoing Events

2017 FASCHING - for general information about the German version of Carnival, look here.

2017 American Library Spelling Bee — Registration is open until Feb. 25th for the 6th American Library Spelling Bee. All those born after July 28, 2000 who know or are learning English can join in the fun. Learn the spelling of 200 English words (list provided), be among the 20 best in your category in the written round, and make it to the big final on April 1st to win great prizes! More info here.

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.

February 17 - March 3 — 40. International Händel Festspiele in the Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Celebrating baroque music!

February 21 — Stammtisch - this time at Zum kleinen Ketterer starting at 6:30 p.m. This English-German Stammtisch is organized by the Karlsruhe English Speaking Meet-Up group and is a great way to meet new people, practice your English or German in a relaxed atmosphere.

February 25 — Registration deadline for the 6th American Library Spelling Bee - calling all those under 16 years of age! Take the challenge and beee part of the Bee! More info here.

February 25 - March 4 — Fasching (carnival) holidays for the Karlsruhe school system.

February 26 — Fasching for kids. Pary in the Große-Alt-Hackerei (Alter Schlachthof 11) from 3 to 7 p.m.

February 26 — Big Fastnacht (carnival) parade in Durlach starting at 14:11. About 100,000 people line the streets of the old part of Durlach to watch the 70+ floats and bands march by. Trams are re-routed.

February 27 — Rosenmontagsumzug (carnival parade) in Ettlingen starting at 14:01.

February 28 — Children's carnival parade (Kinderumzug) in Grötzingen starting at 11:11.

February 28 — 48. Faschingsumzug in nearby Eggenstein starting at 14:01. €2 button for all those over 16 years of age.

February 28 — Big Fastnacht (carnival) parade in Karlsruhe starting at 14:11 with 80+ floats and marching bands. Most stores and public institutions in the inner part of the city close either earyl or for the day. Trams are re-reouted. An estimated 15 tons of candy (Kamellen) are tossed to the crowd along the parade route.

March 8 - 12 — 15th Silent Film Festival Karlsruhe.

March 9  — Jugend Jazzt. Concert of the winners of the jazz youth contest in the BGV Lichthof starting at 7 p.m.