Was ist los — Dec. 1, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Arts, crafts market in Fruchthalle
The traditional culture market before Christmas is open 1 to 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 in Kaiserslautern’s Fruchthalle, next to the tourist information office. More than 80 exhibitors present their items such as jewelry, light objects, leather goods, clothes, stuffed animals and accessories. Charity organizations offer fair-trade products. Two cafes will serve snacks, cakes, coffee and beverages. — Photo by Petra Lessoing

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:

• “Orpheus in der Unterwelt,” an operetta by Jacques Offenbach,
7:30 p.m. today, Dec. 8, 22; and
7 p.m. Dec. 31.

• “Das Abschiedsdinner,” a comedy, in German, 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 13 and 22; and 7 p.m. Dec. 31.

• “Lucia di Lammermoor,” an operetta by Gaetano Donizetti, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday; and 6 p.m. Dec. 25.

• “Die Comedian Harmonists,” a play in German with music from the 1920s and 1930s, 3 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 23, 30.

• “Haensel und Gretel,” a fairy tale play by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9; and 6 p.m. Dec. 28.

• “Geaechtet,” Disgraced, a play by Ayad Akhtar, in German, 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16.

• “Der gute Mensch von Sezuan,” a play by Bertolt Brecht, in German,
6 p.m. Dec. 10.

• Sutherland’s Giselle,” a ballet dance night by James Sutherland, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 21 and 29.

• “Ronja Raeubertochter,” a family play based on Astrid Lindgren’s book, in German, 3 p.m. Dec. 17; and 4 p.m. Dec. 26.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

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

• Kayef performs pop and rap,
7 p.m. today. Tickets cost €30.70.

• The band Selig presents German rock, grunge, metal, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €35.40.

• European Outdoor Film Tour presents adventure trips, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

• Triosence presents jazz, world and fusion, 8 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets cost €20.

• The band Fiddler’s Green presents Irish independent, speed, folk, rock, ska metal, 8 p.m. 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets cost €30.

• Singer Pauline Ngoc and guests present a Nuit de la Chanson, 8 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets cost €19.

• Jim Kahr Band performs blues on “Hooker Tribute Tour,” 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Tickets cost €17.

For details, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• The German State Philharmonics Rheinland-Pfalz present works by Joseph Haydn, Maurice Ravel and Ludwig van Beethoven, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €17, €23 and €26.

• The Pfalztheater Orchestra presents “Carnival of Animals,” a children’s concert, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €8; the family ticket is €21.

• The orchestra L’arte del mondo presents “Christmas in Assisi,” with works by Italian composers on historical instruments, 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets cost €14, €20 and €25.

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

Maria Schutz Church, Fischerstrasse 73, Kaiserslautern:

• The State Police Orchestra Rheinland-Pfalz performs an Advent concert, 6 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:
    • German-American Christmas concert with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, the Ramstein-Miesenbach Men’s Choir and Youth Choir, 4 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets cost €8.

• 20 Years Christmas Moments, a Christmas stage show, 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets cost €35, €40 and €45.

For tickets and details, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de.

Landstuhl Stadthalle:
    • Gogol & Maex, humor in concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets cost €23, €28 and €32.

• Regional singer Stephan Flesch performs solo, live and unplugged,
7 p.m. Dec. 13. Tickets cost €12.

Visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de for details.

Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:
• “Guillaume Tell,” an opera by Gioachino Rossini, in French,7 p.m. Saturday.

• “Sleeping Beauty,” a ballet by Sijn Celis with music by Peter Tschaikowsky, 7:30 p.m. today, Dec. 8; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; and 6 p.m. Dec. 25 and Jan. 7.

• American Drama Group Europe and German-American Institute Saarland present, “A Christmas Carol,” a play by Charles Dickens, in English, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:
     • New performance, “Jekyll & Hyde,” a Gothic music thriller, through 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-Siegelbach, winter in zoo, with live animals in nativitiy scene, 10 a.m. Sunday, to Dec. 23. Santa Claus visits the zoo,
3 p.m. Wednesday.

Christmas markets:

Kaiserslautern, Edith-Stein-Haus, Engelsgasse 1, Saturday to Dec. 10.

Kaiserslautern, near Stiftskirche and at Schillerplatz, through Dec. 23; and Dec. 27 to 30.

Rodenbach, Queidersbach, today and Saturday.

Rockenhausen, Eisenberg, today to Sunday.

Otterberg, Hirschhorn, Krickenbach, Stelzenberg, Steinalben, Glan-Muenchweiler, Saturday.

Landstuhl (in front of Stadthalle), Kusel (Lichtenberg Castle), Fockenberg-Limbach, Bechhofen, Neuhemsbach (Schlossberg), Neuleiningen, Obermoschel, Rodalben, Schallodenbach, Schneckenhausen, Schopp, Waldmohr, Winnweiler, Neuleiningen, Saturday and Sunday.

Erzenhausen, Heltersberg (Im Lindenpark), Steinbach/Glan, Waldfischbach-Burgalben, Sunday.

Flea markets: 

Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Center (across from Daenner Kaserne),
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 25.

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

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

Flying Santa Claus
Saarbruecken’s Christmas market presents the “Flying Santa Claus,” at 5 and 7 p.m. each day through Dec. 22. Additional performances are at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 9 , and 6 p.m. Dec. 23. Santa Claus and his Christmas angel tell the story of Rudolph, the reindeer and his red nose. For details, visit www.saarbruecken-christkindl-markt.de. — Courtesy photo