The cultural summer of South Hesse is being extended

On 18./19. September, the studios in the region open their doors as part of the cultural summer. (Photo: artist)

Normally the South Hesse cultural summer (“KUSS”) would end in September, but the period was extended to November 14th and thus offers around 30 other events from the fields of fine arts, music, theater and cabaret that are available in South Hesse discover there.

If you are interested in the fine arts and would like to know how a block of wood becomes a shell and how many dots of color create faces, you should mark September 18th and 19th in your calendar. The “Days of Open Studios” open the doors of more than 60 studios, gardens and workshops in Darmstadt and the surrounding districts (Bergstrasse, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Groß-Gerau, Offenbach, Odenwaldkreis). Painting, sculpture, photography, ceramic, video and upcycling art as well as installations, glass objects, jewelry and more are shown.
Exchange ideas with the artists in a cozy atmosphere, listen to music and poetry or take part in various activities (e.g. painting, web and ceramics courses) – the artists make this possible even during Corona times! Due to the limited space in the exhibition rooms, it is recommended that you book your planned visit in advance. Guests are encouraged to observe the minimum hygienic rules on site. Changes to the program are still possible.

In addition to the special days of the open studios, many other events offer good entertainment in September as part of the 28th KUSS:

Bergstrasse district
The metal sculptor Jürgen Heinz shows his “Moving Sculptures” under the title “Art needs movement” in the museum center in Lorsch. The exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. until the end of October. Magier 3.0 will bring comedy and magic to the stage of the Bürstadt community center on September 17th.

Science city Darmstadt
On September 16, the opening of the exhibition “Everything is good again” by Heinz W. Lotz will be celebrated in the Regional Gallery South Hesse in the Darmstadt Regional Council. The exhibits are paintings, drawings, objects and Lotz ‘Uhugrafien. The exhibition can be visited from Monday to Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. until November 10th.

There are also other exhibitions to visit, such as the joint exhibition “#LAB digital ART” in HUB 31 (until January 9th, 2022). In addition to the works that are devoted to the artistic play with digital techniques and the investigation of the digitization of our lives, there are also lectures and art workshops. You can also visit the exhibition “The Sound of Colors” (until October 17) at the Kunstraum Backstube in Darmstadt-Eberstadt, which invites you to special performances on September 18 and 19. As part of the organ weeks in St. Ludwig, the organ night “Dante” (September 17th) and the organ tour for children (September 19th) take place. For musical enjoyment, the Darmstadt Chamber Concert with the Guadagnini Trio on September 19 in the Deutsch-Baltenhaus is also recommended, which takes place both at 6 p.m. and as a stream at 8 p.m. Families will be spoiled for choice on September 19th: the play “Surprise for Victorius” will be performed in the neighborhood home in the Prinz-Emil-Garten and families can get creative one last time under supervision on the pram on the International Forest Art Trail.

District of Darmstadt Dieburg
On the weekend of September 18 and 19, the last chamber concerts will take place as part of the Otzberg Summer Concerts. On Sunday, September 19th, you will be spoiled for choice between virtuoso accordion music from baroque to folklore with Victor Pribylov in the Ev. Church Bickenbach, the “Town Hall Concert” with the Merel Quartet in Pfungstadt or the recital by the young musicians Jaewon Kim (baritone) and Yeonwoo Lee (piano) in the Ev. Reinheim Church.

Groß-Gerau district
With amazing magic, breathtaking aerial artistry and crazy music comedy, the roller coaster starts its live comeback in the Burg-Lichtspiele on September 18 at 8 p.m. in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg. The performing artists are actors from the international variety scene. If you can’t make it to the event in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, you can watch the performance again on RheinMainTv on September 21 at 8 p.m. On Sunday, September 19, the children’s music festival “Dabba Dabba Du” will take place in the beer garden of the old district court in Groß-Gerau. From 2.30 p.m. the children’s songwriters Aley Schmeisser (Bad Kreuznach), the duo Lulika (Karlsruhe) and Wolfgang Hering (Groß-Gerau) will perform with his well-known song “Meine Bieber haben Fieber”.

On the weekend of September 17th to 19th, FRISCH eV is offering an exciting literary concept for all age groups at the new children’s and youth literature festival in the Frisch-Kulturhalle in Erbach. The versatility of books and literature is presented here through various interactive readings by well-known authors, creative workshops on everything to do with books, poetry slams and children’s interactive theater. It continues in literary terms, because on September 18th the actor Thomas Sarbacher will read “The Little Sister” by Raymund Chandler in the Rentmeisterei in Bad König. The swing trio “Die Drei vom Lande” invites you to a jazz breakfast on September 22nd in the Bad König foyer. And from 23 September to 2 October, the Spiellust theater team in Michelstadt will deal with their new play “The Blue Hour” with the fundamental questions of fulfillment, self-realization, happiness and meaning in one’s own existence.

Offenbach district
The actor Bernd Lafrenz is known for his solo pieces. This time on September 17th at the Dinjer Hof in Rödermark Ober-Roden he gives a completely new appearance in a dramatically sophisticated parody “Romeo and Juliet” in which he slips from one figure to the next with playful ease within seconds. On September 18, the band Flux, led by Paul Gehrig, Claus Heller and Thomas Langer, will play a program entitled “Hammond organ meets jazz and rock” in the jazz cellar in Rödermark Ober-Roden. WEIHERER, a cross-head with the sneaky giggle of Boandlkramer, intelligent lyrics, rousing music and terrific biting humor, brings the award-winning mixture of songwriting and cabaret to Dinjer Hof, Rödermark on September 19 at 1 p.m.

Information on all events, the online calendar and more can be found at:

(Text: PM Kultursommer Südhessen eV)


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