City presents two days, one night of culture

Petra Lessoing
Kaiserslautern American

***image1***Kaiserslautern sponsors “Two Days and One Night – Culture in the City” today to Sunday. The event also includes the “Long Night of Culture” taking place Saturday.
The “Long Night of Culture” is a central part of the cultural life in a city like Kaiserslautern,” said Dr. Andrea Edel, chief of the Kaiserslautern Cultural Office.
The cultural office and partner institutions such as the Pfalztheater, Pfalzgalerie, Theodor-Zink-Museum, Japanese Garden, Emmerich-Smola Music School and St. Maria Church offer a diversified program.
“The many performances of artists during the ‘Long Night of Culture’ make it worth it to stay awake a whole night,” said Dr. Arne Oeckinghaus, deputy of the city of Kaiserslautern.
The cultural event starts with an organ concert at 10 p.m. today at St. Maria Church. Admission is free.
Saturday, the Japanese Garden will open its doors for free and will be illuminated starting 7 p.m. At the Pfalztheater, a variety of Shakespeare’s works will be presented at 7:30 p.m. and the Pfalzgalerie museum is open 8 p.m. to midnight to present its new permanent exhibition and paintings and sculptures from the 19th to 21st century. The band Sushi Foundation performs in the foyer 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The museums on Steinstrasse — Wadgasserhof and Theodor-Zink-Museum — present various displays and musical entertainment 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free.
Emmerich-Smola Music School presents concerts 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
“Kaiserslautern’s oldest concert hall, the Fruchthalle, offers music performances, puppet theater, salsa presentations and light installations on three floors until early morning Sunday,” said Edel. Food specialties such as pasta, pizza and pannacotta are available for sale.
Tickets for events at Fruchthalle cost 5 EUR for adults and 3 EUR for students.
For detailed program information, visit http:// or call the cultural office at 0631-365-1419.