Was ist los? — Dec. 8, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Christmas moments in Ramstein
The Haus des Buergers in Ramstein-Miesenbach presents “20 years of Christmas Moments,” at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Christmas stage show with Thomas Schwab and his band remembers the past 19 years, welcomes special guests and surprises the audience. Tickets cost €35, €40 and €45. For tickets and details, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de or call 06371-592-220. — 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:

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

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

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

• Pfalztheater Orchestra presents an Advent concert and actor Rainer Furch reads Christmas texts, 11 a.m. Sunday.

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

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

• “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.

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

• “Lucia di Lammermoor,” an operetta by Gaetano Donizetti, in
Italian, 6 p.m. Dec. 25.

• New Year’s concert: “Bernstein in Vienna,” with works by Leonard Bernstein, Johann Strauss, Guiseppe Verdi, 5 p.m. Jan. 1.

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.

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

• Singer Pauline Ngoc and guests present a Nuit de la Chanson with French songs, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €19.

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

• No Music in Ktown features the bands Dods, LIO, Brothers of Santa Claus and Vielleicht Emma performing rock and pop, 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets cost €8.

• Ohrenfeindt presents hard rock,
8 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets cost €25.

• Christmas cult soul show with Stephan Flesch, Markus Ziegler & Die Knecht Ruprecht Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 22 and 23. Tickets for each night cost €33.

• The Big International Boogie Night with numerous performers,
8 p.m. Dec. 27. Tickets cost €23.

• The band Stahlmann presents alternative, metal, electro, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28. Tickets cost €23.

Visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

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

• The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern presents “Fairy tale fantasies,” with works by Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss, Richard Wagner, Peter Tschaikowski, etc., 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets cost €32.50, €37. 50 and €42.50.

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

• “The Nutcracker,” a ballett presented by the Russain Classical State Ballet, 7 p.m. Dec. 16. For tickets from €29 to €4, visit www.klassisches-ballett.com.

Apostelkirche, Pariser Strasse, Kaiserslautern:

• U.S. gospel singers present “The Best of Black Gospel,” 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets cost €27 and are available at tourist information, phone 0631-3652316.

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. Sunday. Tickets cost €8.

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

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

• Regional artist Stephan Flesch performs solo, live and unplugged,
7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost €12.

Visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de for details.

Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:
• “Sleeping Beauty,” a ballet by Sijn Celis with music by Peter Tschaikowsky, 7:30 p.m. today; and
6 p.m. Dec. 25 and Jan. 7.

• “La Bohème,” an opera by Giacomo Puccini, in Italian,7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 22.

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 a nativitiy scene, through Dec. 23.

Otterbach, Kirchenstrasse 1, model train exhibition, 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Christmas markets:

Kaiserslautern, near Stiftskirche and at Schillerplatz, with live music on stages, children’s Christmas bakery and petting zoo in church yard, through Dec. 23; and Dec. 27 to 30.

Kaiserslautern, Fruchthalle, culture market, 1 to 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 23.

Kaiserslautern (Edith-Stein-Haus, Engelsgasse 1), Ramstein-Miesenbach, Weilerbach, Kirchheimbolanden, Bad Bergzabern, Bad Duerkheim, Deidesheim, Freinsheim, Gruenstadt, Idar-Oberstein, Zweibruecken, Rieschweiler-Muehlbach, today to Sunday.

Katzweiler, Otterberg, Linden, Niederkirchen, Saturday.

Baumholder, today and Saturday.

Alsenborn, Alsenz, Hochspeyer, Kindsbach, Neuleiningen, Obernheim-Kirchenarnbach, Ramsen, Reichenbach-Steegen, Schwedelbach, Cochem (Castle), Sankt Martin, Wachenheim, Saturday and Sunday.

Kreimbach-Kaulbach, Sulzbachtal, Sunday.


Christmas in Homburg
The Christmas village in Homburg is open from Sunday to Dec. 30 on Christian-Weber-Platz. Vendors in more than 30 booths sell Christmas decorations, toys, arts and crafts. An ice skating rink is set up and an entertainment program is offered until 9 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays, 10 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, and 8 p.m. Sundays. For details, visit www.homburg.de. — Courtesy photo