Kaiserslautern offers ‘Long Night of Culture’

Petra Lessoing
Kaiserslautern American

***image1***Kaiserslautern sponsors “Two Days and One Night – Culture in the City” today to Sunday. The event also includes the “Long Night of Culture” taking place Saturday.

The Kaiserslautern Culture Office and partner institutions such as the Pfalztheater, Pfalzgalerie, Theodor-Zink-Museum, Union studio for film arts, Emmerich-Smola Music School, Japanese Garden, Stiftskirche and St. Maria Church offer a diversified program.

“The Long Night of Culture became a firm part of the public life in Kaiserslautern,” said Dr. Andrea Edel, chief of the Kaiserslautern Culture Office. “It’s an open frame for regional artists, in which innovations and experiments get a chance.”

***image2***The cultural event starts with an organ concert at 8 p.m. today at St. Maria Church and a dance performance with light projections at 8:30 p.m. at the Pfalzgalerie.

Saturday, newcomer Joseph Moog presents a piano concert with works by Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin and other composers at 6 p.m. at the Alte Eintracht on Unionstrasse 2. Admission is free.

The Japanese Garden will open its doors for free and is illuminated at 7 p.m.
The Pfalztheater offers free presentations about its musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” starting at 8 p.m. An organ concert takes places at 10 p.m. in Stiftskirche.

The Theodor-Zink-Museum present lectures and musical entertainment 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free.

***image3***Emmerich-Smola Music School holds concerts 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Fruchthalle offers live music with guest stars, presentations by disc jockeys, light shows by video jockeys, oriental and ballet dancing on three floors until about 5 a.m. Sunday.

Chili, pasta, sandwiches, cocktails with or without alcohol and wellness drinks are available for sale.

Tickets for events at Fruchthalle cost €5 for adults and €3 for students. For more information, visit www.kaiserslautern.de/leben_in_kl/kultur/veranstaltungen or call the cultural office at 0631-365-1419.