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Deutsches Haus celebrates Volksfest May 19

German beer, food, music and more

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Deutsches Haus (1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie; www.deutscheshaus.org) celebrates Volksfest, the traditional German welcome to summertime, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 19. There's Maypole dancing, music by Prost and Disco Amigos. Traditional dishes include bratwursts and knackwursts with mustard and pumpernickel bread, kohlrouladen (cabbage rolls), blaukraut (braised red cabbage), Bavarian-style sauerkraut and warm pretzels. Warsteiner Dunkel, Kostritzer, Spaten Lager and Optimator, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Franziskaner Hefe-weisse and Paulaner Hefe-Weizen are available on draft. There also are kids' games and displays of antique toy trains, trucks and cars. Admission is $6 for adults. Free for Deutsches Haus members and children ages 12 and younger.

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