Was ist los? — Oct. 27, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Dollar Day at October carnival today
Kaiserslautern’s traditional October carnival with rides and vendors at Messeplatz fairgrounds continues through Monday. Today is Dollar Day. Numerous ride owners and vendors offer an exchange rate of $1 equals €1. A final fireworks display is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday. — Photo by City of Kaiserslautern

The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby locations. Dates are subject to change.

Performing arts:

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern:

• “Anatevka,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” a musical by Jerry Bock, in German, 7:30 p.m. today and Nov. 18.

• “Codename Ashcan,” a play in German and English about interrogations of Nazis by U.S Army in 1945,
8 p.m. today, Saturday and Nov. 7.

• “Orpheus in der Unterwelt,” an operetta by Jacques Offenbach,
7:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 11, 15, 21.

• First Pfalztheater concert: The Pfalztheater Orchestra plays to silent movie from 1927, “Luther – A Movie of German Reformation,” 6 p.m. Sunday.

• “Geaechtet,” “Disgraced,” a play by Ayad Akhtar, in German, 8 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 15.

• “Lucia di Lammermoor,” an operetta by Gaetano Donizetti, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10; and 6 p.m. Nov. 26.

• “Das Abschiedsdinner,” a comedy, in German, 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11.

• “Haensel und Gretel,” a fairy tale play by Engelbert Humperdinck,
7:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de.

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Kammgarn International Blues Festival: Thorbjorn Risager Band, King King and Jane Lee Hooker,
8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €25.Saturday is sold out.

• Reloaded: Art Weiss’s Midnight Movers playing the classics of soul,
8 p.m. Mondays. Tickets cost €14.

• Singer Eko Fresh presents hip-hop and rap, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

• Heinz Rudolf Kunze presents German rock, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €35.

• The band Die Apokalyptischen Reiter presents black death, trash power, metal and folk rock, 8 p.m. Nov. 3.

• Mr. Hurley and Die Pulveraffen present folk rock and medieval metal, 8 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets cost €22.

• Leonhard Cohen Tribute with Roland Helm and Band, 8 p.m.
Nov. 9. Tickets cost €19.

For details, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• The German State Philharmonics Rheinland-Pfalz present “Sacral relations,” with works by Messiaen, Mozart, Ravel and Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €17 to €26.

• “Portuguese Soul” with singer and musicians from Portugal, 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets cost €18.

• Jazz stage meets NATO Jazz with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band’s jazz ensemble, the Ambassadors and the Jazz Combo of Heeresmusikkorps Koblenz, 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets cost €15.

For tickets, call the tourist information office at 0631-365-2317.

Otterberg, Stadthalle:

• Musikverein Harmonie presents its 90th anniversary concert with film music, pop and musical songs, to be followed by the dance orchestra Zeitlos, 8 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:
• Acoustic Lounge: Aynsley Linster, winner of British Blues Awards 2014, 2015 and 2016 presents rock music and ballads, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €15.

• Acoustic Lounge with duo Dreierpasch performing a humorous show, 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets cost €12.

• “Classical music without borders,” a piano night with Stephan Schappe,
5 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets cost €12.

For tickets and details, visit

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• “Chanson Divine,” Evi Niessner performs songs by Edith Piaf, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets cost €23, €28 and €32.

For more information, visit

Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:

• “Sleeping Beauty,” a ballet by Sijn Celis with music by Peter
Tschaikowsky, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 4, 10 and 26, and 6 p.m. Tuesday.

• “Guillaume Tell,” an opera by Gioachino Rossini, in French, 6 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 24.

For more information, visit
www.theater-saarbruecken.de or call 0681-3092-486.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• New performance, “Jekyll & Hyde,” a gothic music thriller, Nov. 11 to Feb. 11. Performances are
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and
6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit www.english-theatre.org.


Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau (dino park) with flower shows, lego display, water playground, miniature golf court, pumpkin display. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de.

Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden, Am Abendsberg 1, daily hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, to Oct. 31. For details, visit www.japanischergarten.de.

Kaiserslautern, October carnival with rides and vendors, today to Monday.

Kaiserslautern, open house in Emmerich-Smola Music School, St. Martins-Platz, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Siegelbach, Halloween in the Zoo, 5:30 p.m.Tuesday.

Reichenbach-Steegen, Bavarian beer night in Alte Muehle, 8 p.m. Saturday, and Day of Brass Music,
10 a.m. Sunday..

Otterbach, Halloween fest,
5 p.m. Monday at village square; scary hike starts 7 p.m.

Otterberg, chestnut carnival, Sunday.

Zweibruecken, Halloween spectacle in center, Monday.

Finkenbach-Gersweiler (north of Rockenhausen), cattle drive fest, with entertaining program, children’s activities, food and drinks,
10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Flea markets:

Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Center (across from Daenner Kaserne),
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bad Duerkheim, salt-works, Gutleutstrasse 46, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Gruenstadt, Kaufland, Kirchheimerstrasse 39, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Gartenschau closes
The Kaiserslautern Gartenschau with dino park closes for the season Tuesday. Visitors have a last chance to see figures such as the bald eagle made of pumpkins, walk through the flower hall and see the Lego display. The Gartenschau will reopen in April 2018. — Courtesy photo