Was ist los? — August 25, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Car-free German Wine Street on Sunday
The annual car-free adventure day along the Geman Wine Street takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. From Bockenheim in the north to Schweigen in the south, Germany’s oldest wine tourist route is closed to motorized traffic. Approximately 30 participating villages and towns along the 80-kilometer road present an entertaining program with music, sports and games. For more information, visit www.erlebnistag-
deutsche-weinstrasse.de. — Courtesy photo

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 from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9. A theater fest concert is 8 p.m.

• “Lucia di Lammermoor,” an operetta by Gaetano Donizetti, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 22 and 26.

• “Anatevka,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” a musical by Jerry Bock, in German, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 and Oct. 12 and 27.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• The Kammgarn is closed until Thursday for summer vacation.

• An arts exhibition with works by one American and three German artists opens at 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 www.kammgarn.de.

Kaiserslautern, beer garden, Bremerhof 1:

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

• The Allstars, numerous musicians who performed once before this season, perform again 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

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

Kaiserslautern, Volkspark,
Donnersberger Strasse:

• Musikverein 1957 Reichenbach celebrates its 60th anniversary with a musical trip through its history, 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. Thursday. Tickets with lunch at noon cost €23; tickets without lunch cost €13. For tickets and reservations, call the tourist information office at 0631-365-2317.

Bildhaus, Musikclub Ventil, Hahnbacherhof 2, Schallodenbach:

• The band Civil Service performs songs from the 60s and 70s,
8:30 p.m. Sept. 2. The park and arts gallery opens from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 3. Admission is free. For details, visit www.bildhaus.info.

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

• Ramstein Summer Nights features a Cuban Night with the band Cuban Affairs, 8 p.m. today. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de.

Waldmohr, historical backyard of Buergerhaus, Saarpfalzstrasse 12:

The band Just for Fun presents Big Band sound and jazz, 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

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.


Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau (dino park) with flower shows, lego display, water playground, miniature golf court and special events. Saturday: Open-air movie theater on Kaiserberg hill presents a popular movie, 8 p.m. Visitors can bring cushions and picnic blankets. Sunday: Catholic worship service, 11 a.m. in Willow Church. Sept. 1: Opening of pumpkin display, “Flying,” with objects made of more than 40,000 pumpkins. 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, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, to Oct. 31. For details, visit www.japanischergarten.de.

Miesenbach, village carnival, today through Monday.

Stelzenberg, baking oven fest with fresh bread, cakes from historical baking house, food specialties and entertainment starting at 5 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday

• Siegelbach, village carnival, today through Monday.

Kindsbach, village carnival, tonight to Monday.

• Niederkirchen-Heimkirchen, village carnival, 2 p.m. Sunday.

• Miesau, horse races with electronic betting on race track near Schanzerhof along road L356, 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission fee is €4; children are free.

• Lambsborn, Volksmarching with the local ski and hiking club,
Saturday and Sunday, near community hall, Dorfgemeinschaftshaus,
Am Fehrborn 20.

Martinshoehe, country market with vendors, farmers, arts, crafts, food, performances, music and children’s activities, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Dannenfels, historical village market with historical craftsmanship demonstrations and vendors selling their merchandise, Saturday and Sunday.

Waldmohr, display of wooden sculptures and woodcarvings by Karin Waldmann, Sunday to Sept. 10 in Kulturhalle, Bahnhostrasse 57b. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

Speyer, medieval fest, today to Sunday.

Wachenheim, castle fest, today through Monday.

Burrweiler, wine fest in vintners’ yards, today through Monday.

Schifferstadt, Marktplatz 2, arts and crafts market, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Flea markets:

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

Ludwigshafen, near train station, Pasadenallee 15, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Neustadt, Decathlon parking lot, Louis-Escande Strasse 30, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. Saturday.

Gruenstadt, Kaufland, Kirchheimer Strasse 39, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Saarlouis-Lisdorf, Ikea, Im Hader 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.


Swinging Lautern
Kaiserslautern starts its annual Barbarossa fest, “Swinging Lautern,” at 6 p.m. Thursday in front of Stiftskirche. On Sept. 1 and 2, numerous bands present swing, jazz, soul and rock on four stages in the center of town. Stores have special offers, caterers serve culinary specialties and children can take part in activities. The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band participate with Wings of Dixie at noon Sept. 1 and the Ambassadors from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 2 on Stiftsplatz. For details, visit www.werbegemeinschaft-kl.de. — Photo by city of Kaiserslautern