Was Ist Los? — August 18, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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.

• An arts exhibition with works by three German and one American artists opens 6 p.m. Sept. 1.

• No Music in K-Town features the bands Butt Pretty, Surfing Horses and Oddest By Far, 8 p.m. Sept. 2. Tickets cost €8.

For more information, visit

Kaiserslautern, beer garden, Bremerhof 1:

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

• The Flames present a mix of rockabilly, surf, pop, hot and jazz,
7:30 p.m. Aug. 31.

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. Wednesday. Admission is free.

• Musikverein 1957 Reichenbach celebrates its 60th anniversary with a musical trip through its history in the blue music pavilion, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. 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. Saturday. The park and arts gallery opens 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For details, visit www.bildhaus.info.

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

• Ramstein Summer Nights

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. today.

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

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

Schlosspark, Rockenhausen:

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

For details, visit www.adticket.de or www.rockenhausen.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 more information, visit www.english-theatre.org.


Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau (dino park) with flower shows, lego display, water playground, miniature golf court and special events. Sunday: Catholic worship service, 11 a.m. in Willow Church; Music in the Park with the choir Vocalis performing pop, gospel and film melodies, 2:30 p.m. on open-air stage. Aug. 26: Open-air movie theater on Kaiserberg hill presents popular movie, 8 p.m. Visitors can bring cushions and picnic blankets. 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 www.japanischergarten.de.

Bruchmuehlbach, public swimming pool (Zum Hasen-sprung), endless summer party with games, activities, flea market and live music, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday. For details, visit www.freibad-miesau.de.

Eulenbis, rock concert at Eulenkopf (Am Turm) with the bands Herzlos, The Watching and Ex-Plizit, 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Hirschhorn, village carnival Saturday through Monday.

• Erlenbach, village carnival, Saturday through Monday.

Weilerbach, center, wine village, today through Sunday (read article on Page 15).

• Landstuhl, Friends of Painting present exhibition and celebrate summer fest, Saturday and Sunday in Zehntenscheune, Kirchenstrasse 1.

• Schrollbach, village carnival, Saturday to Monday.

• Mehlingen, village carnival, Saturday and Sunday.

Hoeringen, village carnival in tent, today through Monday.

Weisenheim am Berg (south of Gruenstadt), carnival with vintners’ table, today through Monday.

Deidesheim, wine fest, today through Tuesday.

Maikammer (north of Edenkoben), garden market with more than 130 vendors offering plants and garden accessories, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Dahn, city fest with vendors’ market, Saturday and Sunday.

Hermersberg (south of Landstuhl), schnaps street fest, Saturday and Sunday.

Massweiler (south of Wallhalben), village fest, Saturday and Sunday.

Pirmasens, Strecktalpark (Roland-Betsch-Strasse 25), family fest with picnic, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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.

Kaiserslautern, Globus, Merkurstrasse, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Speyer, Halle 101, Am neuen Rheinhafen 6, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Zweibruecken, Schlossplatz,
8 a.m. to 4 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.

US artist displays
The Pfalzgalerie Museum in Kaisers­lautern opens a new exhibition with works by the American artist Charles Pollock Wednesday to Oct. 29. The displayed works were created between 1950 and 1969. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. For details, visit www.mpk.de. — Courtesy photo


Fantasy, medieval days in Saarbruecken
The French-German Garden in Saarbruecken is the stage for the fantasy and medieval days today to Sunday. This year’s motto is “Irish Fairies.” The event features a medieval market, knights’ fights, vendors, craftsmen, jugglers, magicians, fire-eaters, a falconer, music, dances, fantasy figures and an Irish beer garden. Opening hours are 2 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.mittelaltertage-sb.de. — Photo by Wendel Mueller