Was ist los? — Sept. 8, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Biking fun on Zellertal biking trail
The third biking event day between Monsheim and Marnheim, on the Zellertal biking trail, is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Bicyclists can enjoy the scenery and sights on the 30-kilometer route. There are 35 stops in the villages, where vintners and caterers serve their wines and food specialties. Interested bikers can start at any location along the biking trail. For more information, visit www.zellertal-aktiv.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:

• The new play season begins with a theater fest with rehearsals, music and dances, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. 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.

• “Das Abschiedsdinner,” a comedy, in German, 8 p.m. Oct. 7, and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Arts exhibition with works by one American and three German artists, open during performance days.
Closeout party is 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

• Nuit de la Chanson with host Pauline Ngoc and guests presenting French chansons, 8 p.m. today. 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.

• The band Emma6 presents pop, rock, Indie, 8 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets cost €18.

• Acoustic Guitar Night with the ensembles Magic Acoustic Guitars and Catgut & Steel, 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Tickets cost €17.

• New display of Romanian arts opens 6 p.m. Sept. 22.

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. today. Tickets cost €17 to €26.

• The Rheinland-Pfalz State Police Orchestra performs with percussionists from Emmerich-Smola Music School, 5 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets cost €18.

• From Baroque to Jazz with pianists Sachiko Furuhata-Kersting and Kai Schumacher, 11 a.m. Sept. 27.

• Jazz Stage meets Diversity with multicultural guest band Shaian,
8 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets cost €15.

For tickets and reservations, call the tourist information office at

Kaiserslautern, beer garden, Bremerhof 1:

• A charity music fest is
7:30 p.m. Thursday. Admission 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. Sunday. A bistro serves snacks and beverages. An adventure playground is next to the blue music pavilion.

Otterberg, Stadthalle:

• Integration concert with singer Bianca Basler and pianist David Punstein, 7 p.m. today. Tickets cost €10; refugees are admitted free.

Bildhaus, Musikclub Ventil, Hahnbacherhof 2, Schallodenbach:

• Udo’s Lindenwerk, a rock revue with songs by Udo Lindenberg,
8:30 p.m. Sept. 16. The park and arts gallery opens 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Admission is free. For details, visit bildhaus.info.

Otterberg, Abbey Church:

• Schola Gregoriana Pragensis presents medieval clerical music,
8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €18.

Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:
• “Guillaume Tell,” an opera by Gioachino Rossini, in French, 6 to 9:45 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 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, pumpkin display and special events. Sunday: Catholic worship service,
11 a.m. in willow church; Family Day, noon to 6 p.m.in Neumuehlepark. 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.

Otterberg, light and sound event near Abbey church and on Kirchplatz, 9 p.m. today. Music by Music Academy Kaiserslautern. Admission is free. KulturArt association offers food specialties. Hauptstrasse near Kirchplatz is closed to motorized traffic.

Otterberg, fire station (Hauptstrasse 8a) offers Open House with vehicle display, firefighter demonstrations, children’s activities, food, 11 a.m. Sunday.

• Heiligenmoschel, village carnival, Saturday. The Band Favorits plays 8 p.m. in Mehrzweckhalle (community hall).

Katzweiler, village carnival, Saturday and Sunday; parade leads through village 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Grossbundenbach (south of Bruchmuehlbach), walnut fest, Sunday, with craftsmanship demonstrations, guided church tours, food specialties made with walnuts.

• Zweibruecken, vintage vehicle meeting, Forever Young, 10 a.m. Saturday on Herzogplatz; fashion show and music, 11 a.m; and awarding of winners, 3 p.m.

• Speyer, old town fest, today and Saturday.

• Gleiszellen-Gleishorbach, wine fest, Saturday through Tuesday.

Landau, fall market with wine village, Saturday to Sept. 18.
Flea markets:

Kaiserslautern, ladies’ flea market, Fritz-Walter Stadium, fan hall Nord, Saturday.

Sembach, Gewerbepark, near tower, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Ramstein, flea market hall, Flurstrasse 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Saarbruecken, Franz-Josef-Roeder-Strasse, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Neunkirchen, Saarpark Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Landstuhl city fest
Landstuhl celebrates a city fest today to Sunday. More than 20 bands present a diversified musical program. A car show is set up behind Stadthalle. Stores are open 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Food specialties are available. Official opening is 6:30 p.m. today with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s Band, the Ambassadors. — Courtesy photo