Was ist Los? — August 11, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Powwow at Lake Bostalsee
The 13th Native American powwow at the leisure center Bostalsee in Nohfelden-Bosen — west of Baumholder — takes place today through Sunday and Tuesday. Native Americans, trappers, ranchers and soldiers live in their tipis, lodges and tents. Hobby Native Americans and hobby cowboys come from throughout Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France to be part of this event. Activities start at 4 p.m. today. At 7 p.m. the band Lunchbox presents country music. At 8 p.m. the Native Americans present stunts on horses. Starting at noon Saturday and Sunday, musical performances, riding shows and Native American dances can be seen throughout the day. Vendors offer furs, leather jackets, hats, flags and Native American jewelry. Tuesday is a holiday in that region, and festivities continue with the band Country Crash at 4 p.m. Daily tickets cost €8 for adults and €4 for children. For details, visit www.indianer-powwow.de.

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:

• Closed for summer vacation. The new play season begins with a theater fest Sept. 9.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• The Kammgarn is closed until
Sept. 1 for summer vacation. For details, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Kaiserslautern, beer garden, Bremerhof 1:

• Central Park Band presents songs by Simon & Garfunkel, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Uptown Shufflers present blues, funk and soul, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

Admission to all Bremerhof concerts is free. For more information, visit www.bremerhof-kl.de.

Kaiserslautern, Volkspark,
Donnersberger Strasse:

• “Summer Swing,” bands present jazz, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 23. Admission is free.

• The Jugenheimer Musikfreunde 2001 present a “bouquet of melodies,” in the blue music pavilion, 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. Sunday. A bistro serves snacks and beverages. An adventure playground is next to the blue music pavilion.

SWR radio studio, Emmerich-Smola-Platz 1, Kaiserslautern:

• The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern present works by Niccolo Paganini and Boris Blacher, 1 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets with lunch at noon cost €23; tickets without lunch cost €13.

For tickets and reservations, call the tourist information office at

Bildhaus, Musikclub Ventil, Hahnbacherhof 2, Schallodenbach:

• The band Jam Planet performs songs from the last 60 years, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19. The park and arts gallery opens 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Admission is free. For details, visit www.bildhaus.info.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, stage in front of town hall (Rathaus):

• Ramstein Summer Nights feature:

Mexican Night with Los Mexicanos, 8 p.m. today.

Irish Night with Giff Gaffy performing folk from Ireland, Scotland and England and a dance show by the Irish dance school Tir na NOg, 8 p.m. Aug. 18.

Cuban Night with the band Cuban Affairs, 8 p.m. Aug. 25.

Admission to all otudoor performances is free. For details, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de.

Schlosspark, Rockenhausen:

• “La Traviata,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets at the door cost €35 and €42.

The band Die Dicken Kinder performs party music on a high level,
8 p.m. Aug. 18. Ticket prices start at €10.

For details, visit www.rockenhausen.de or www.adticket.de.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “Pygmalion,” a satiric show by Bernard Shaw, Sept. 1 through Oct. 26. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, visit www.english-theatre.org.


Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau (dino park) with flower shows, lego display, water playground and miniature golf court. Special events Sunday include Protestant worship service, 11 a.m. in Willow Church; and Festival of Cultures with culinary specialties, street theater groups, walking acts and music groups such as La Flecha Negra and Shaian, 11 to 6 p.m. throughout the park. The children’s crafting and games tent is open 2 to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Events Aug. 20 include Catholic worship service, 11 a.m. in Willow Church; and Music in the Park with the choir Vocalis performing famous songs, 2:30 p.m. on the open-air stage. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to
6 p.m., to Oct. 31. For details, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de.

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

Weltersbach, village carnival, Saturday to Monday.

Schallodenbach, sports field, summer fest, Saturday.

Hochspeyer, village carnival with parade, Sunday.

• Lauterecken, city fest, today through Monday.

Waldmohr, Marktplatz, Saarland Day, 11 a.m. Tuesday, with live music, food, drinks and special offers in stores to celebrate the official holiday of Assumption of Mary in the neighbor state of Saarland.

• Weisenheim am Sand (west of Frankenthal), wine fest in vintners’ yards, today through Tuesday.

• Bissersheim (south of Gruenstadt), open yards, wineries open their doors and serve wines and food specialties, starting 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

• Kindenheim (north of Gruenstadt), cheesecake hike leads participants through three vineyards with six eating and drinking stands, 11 a.m. Sunday. Each stand offers homemade cheesecake with recipe.

Deidesheim, wine carnival, today through Tuesday.

• Geiselberg (south of Schopp), village fest, Saturday and Sunday.

• Leimen (near Rodalben), village fest, Saturday and Sunday.

Merzalben, medieval market on Graefenstein Castle, today to Sunday.

Speyer, Maximilianstrasse, restaurants serve international food on a long table, starting 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; music on Postplatz and children’s activities. For details, visit www.kaisertafel.com.

Flea markets:

Kaiserslautern, Messeplatz fairgrounds, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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

Sembach, near air base tower,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Saarbruecken, Franz-Josef-Roeder-Strasse, along wall of Schloss (Palace), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saarlouis, Globus, Dieselstrasse, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Zweibruecken, Schlossplatz, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Bad Duerkheim, Saline (salt-works, Gutleutstrasse 48), 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Saturdays.

Pirmasens, Messplatz, 7 a.m. to
4 p.m. Sunday.


Museum fest
The Rundfunkmuseum, broadcasting museum in Muenchweiler/Alsenz, Muehlstrasse 18, sponsors a museum fest with a flea market Sunday. The radio and television flea market starts 7 a.m. and the fest at
11 a.m. A special exhibition, “Design in the Radio World,” takes place in the museum. Free guided tours are offered. Food and beverages are available. For details, visit www.rundfunkmuseum-rlp.de.