Hop to these upcoming beer festivals throughout Europe

As the new festival season moves outdoors, breweries, brewers’ associations and other actors offer a heady choice of events at which to sample the beauty of the blend of grain and hops, yeast and water in endless iterations.

Reading the rings of the tree of military life

If humans grew inner rings each year like trees do, I imagine that the trunk of a military spouse would tell quite a story.

In a fashionable part of Stuttgart, reminder of a dark Gestapo past remains

Reminders of Germany’s Nazi past reverberate at the Hotel Silber, which features various displays about how the Gestapo was organized in Stuttgart.

Ice-cream lovers submit to matcha powder challenge in Tokyo

In scenes reminiscent of the “cinnamon challenge,” viral videos show Nagamine Seicha consumers taking a large bite of matcha-flavored ice cream coated in matcha powder, then coughing up the powder or falling helplessly into a bout of sneezing.

Lock in a trip to Namsan Seoul Tower for an elevating experience

One of Asia’s tallest structures, Namsan Seoul Tower has become one of Korea’s most famous tourist attractions. The main observation deck offers truly exceptional views.

Eternal City eatery Roscioli sets benchmark for stellar pasta dish

Roscioli’s unassuming exterior and lack of outdoor seating can make it easy to miss, and to the casual eye, the Roman salumeria may seem like it doesn’t have much to offer. But step inside and you’ll find a charming family-owned delicatessen transformed into a bistro-like dining experience, including some of the city’s best cacio e pepe.

Movie listings for the week of May 12

Here is what’s playing at on-base theaters.

Tours from Europe bases

Here is a sampling of upcoming trips scheduled by military bases.

Recently announced concerts and events for May 12 and beyond

Listings for recently announced concerts, special concerts and shows and on-base theater events.

ACM Awards hosts Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks on promoting their music: ‘We’re gonna do it our way’

Brooks and Parton, co-hosts of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on May 11, discuss hosting, their country music and their forays into rock.

Easy-going and quirky, Port Aransas in Texas is a good place to ‘to sit and watch the world go by’

Affectionately known as Port A, the tranquil beach town on Mustang Island —a 45-minute drive from Corpus Christi — is a great destination year-round. While it has a reputation as “the fishing capital of Texas,” it also plays host to Texas SandFest in April, the U.S.’ largest native sand festival, and the Whooping Crane Festival in February.

Living happily — and calmly — alongside 80 houseplants

Tracey Hairston, a military spouse and interior design, fashion and plant blogger, discusses creating a space “that’s happy to come home to,” which includes caring for and laying out the mix of 80 real and faux plants in their 2,913-square-foot ranch house.

Star Wars storytelling at its best

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor combines action adventure and slight hokiness in a way that feels personal.

Races support charitable organizations across Europe

A number of races and competitions throughout Europe are organized to support worthy causes. Here’s a look at some upcoming events and the charities that benefit from them.

Happy military wife, happy military life

How can the military improve retention and readiness? How about focusing on supporting the modern military family unit.

Relive grandeur of centuries past with a visit to Audley End House in Essex

Grand estates such as Audley End House and Gardens in Essex, England, give us a sense of the day-to-day life of nobles and their servants, and an appreciation for the conveniences of our age.

Colorful, eclectic bazaar in Onna serves up Okinawa’s best in one place

Onna no Eki Nakayukui Market, whose name translates roughly to “Roadside Station,” offers the very best of Okinawan food and souvenirs in one convenient location.

Barbarossahof offers pricey Palatinate food in a pet-friendly setting

The restaurant, featuring food from the Pfalz, has a reputation among Germans and Americans for quality regional meals and a homey atmosphere, pets included.