Was ist los? — Sept. 1, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


Vikings fight in Elschbach
The annual Viking fest in Elschbach (part of Bruechmuehlbach-Miesau) starts 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday on the Wikingerplatz (follow sings). The tribes’ battles of males and females begin at 2 p.m. Awarding is at 7:30 p.m. to be followed by Viking rock with the band Full Range in the tent. Sunday starts at 10 a.m. with a “Fruehschoppen,” early morning beer, to be followed by the battles and games for children from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch includes potato soup and plum cake. The fest closes out around 3:30 p.m. —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 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, Oct. 12 and 27.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

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

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

• Nuit de la Chanson with host Pauline Ngoc and guests presenting French chansons, 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets cost €19.

• Release the Hounds, a metal concert with the bands Project: Icarus, She Sells Sea Shells and Myths of Medea, 8 p.m. Sept. 15. Tickets cost €6.70.

For more information, visit

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern present works by Alban Berg, Ludwig van Beethoven and Einojuhani Rautavaara, 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets cost €17 to €26.

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

Kaiserslautern, beer garden, Bremerhof 1:

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

• A charity music fest is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

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

Kaiserslautern, Volkspark,
Donnersberger Strasse:

• The symphonic orchestra of the Moosalbtaler Blasmusik presents a variety of brass music and pop, rock and movies music, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 10. 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 For U presents own and coversongs, 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 bildhaus.info.

Rockenhausen, Schlosspark:

• Carillon concert, 5 p.m. Sunday in front of Museum of Time. Admission is free.

Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:
• New season opens with theater fest 3 p.m. Sunday.

• “Guillaume Tell,” an opera by Gioachino Rossini, in French, 6 to 9:45 p.m., Sept. 10; 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and 23; and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

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

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:
     • “Pygmalion,” a satiric show by Bernard Shaw, today 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, miniature golf court and special events: Today: Pumpkin display under the motto, “Flying,” opens today with objects made of more than 40,000 pumpkins. Sunday: Ecumenical worship service, 11 a.m. in willow church. New flower show, “Living environment: Forest,” opens 3 p.m. in flower hall with music by the band The Old Lady Tongues presenting swing, ragtime, Dixieland and pop music. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to Oct. 31. For more information, visit
    Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden, Am Abendsberg 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, to Oct. 31. For details, visit www.japanischergarten.de.

Kaiserslautern, Barbarossa fest, “Swinging Lautern,” today and Saturday (read article on Page 16).

Moelschbach, village carnival, today to Sunday.

• Hauptstuhl, village carnival, Saturday through Tuesday.

Mittelbrunn, village carnival, Saturday through Monday.

• Katzenbach, village carnival, Saturday through Monday.

• Sambach, village carnival,
1 p.m. Saturday.

• Otterberg, village carnival, Saturday to Monday.

Mehlbach, village carnival, Saturday and Sunday.

Weilerbach, Westpfalzschule, In der Nasserde 30, trade show highlights local businesses, craftsmen, services, food, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Pirmasens, Grenadiermarkt, carnival with rides and vendors, today through Wednesday.

Worms, carnival with rides and vendors, today through Sunday.

Neustadt-Haardt, wine and plum cake carnival, today through Tuesday.

Kleinkarlbach (near Gruenstadt), wine fest, today through Tuesday.

Edesheim (near Edenkoben), wine fest in vintners’ yards, today through Monday.
Flea markets:

Kaiserslautern, Alte Eintracht, Unionstrasse 2, 10 to 6 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Ludwigshafen-Oggersheim, Metro, Oderstrasse 2, 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Sunday.

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.

Homburg, Am Forum (near Rathaus) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saarbruecken, Hornbach store, Mainzer Strasse 274, 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. Sunday.

Pumpkin display
Kaiserslautern’s Gartenschau opens its traditional pumpkin display today under the motto, “Flying.” More than 40,000 pumpkins were used to create a butterfly and nine other objects. The annual Rheinland-Pfalz pumpkin weighing championship is Sept. 24. For details, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de. — Courtesy photo