60TH ANNUAL PFENNIGBAZAAR, March 4-5, 10 A.M.-5 P.M.
GYM AT GESCHWISTER-SCHOLL-GRUNDSCHULE/SCHREBER STRASSE 1, KAISERSLAUTERN
The largest charity bazaar and indoor flea market is opening its doors for the 60th time under the patronage of Lord Mayor Weichel of Kaiserslautern and is organized by the German American and International Women’s Club (GAIWC). The bazaar offers household goods, clothes, books and much more to discover. Donations can be dropped off at the venue on Friday, March 3 from 1-4 P.M. (clothing, toys, antiques, tablecloths, pots and pans only). For more information visit: www.gaiwc.de or call Tel. 0171-938 66 66
MOBILE ICE-SKATING RINK, OPENED JAN. 20 UNTIL MID MARCH
The mobile ice-skating rink opened in the heart of the pedestrian zone in Kaiserslautern. Skate a few rounds, turn pirouettes and enjoy some icy winter fun for the whole family. Skates can be rented and snacks and drinks will also be on sale. For details, visit: https://www.inrlp.de/rlp/region-kaiserslautern
FASTNACHT/FASCHING/KARNEVAL, STARTING FEB. 16
Thursday, Feb. 16. marks the beginning of the Karneval season in Germany. Thursday is referred to as “Altweiberfastnacht” (old wives’ Fastnacht), where witches steal the keys to the city hall and take over command for the weekend. There are celebrations, parties, parades throughout the weekend and the festival culminates on “Faschingsdienstag” (Shrove Tuesday) then Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Beware of people in rather strange attire out there! For more details, see https://www.kaiserslauternamerican.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-carnival-in-germany-2/.
The largest parades take place on Rose Monday, Feb. 20 in the city centers:
Köln/Cologne, 10 a.m.; Düsseldorf, 12:30 a.m.; Mainz, 11:11 a.m.; Aachen, 11:11 a.m.; Stuttgart, 12 a.m.; Baumholder, 2:11 p.m.; Frankfurt, Sunday, Feb. 19, 12:11 a.m.; Ramstein-Miesenbach, Westricher Fastnacht,Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m.
DAS DSCHUNGELBUCH MUSICAL (JUNGLE BOOK), FEB. 23 AND 24, 4 P.M.
Turbulent jungle action centering around friends and overcoming limitations. In this energy packed musical, the jungle will come to life, when Mogli and his animal friends take younger and older visitors on an adventurous journey. Great family fun or inspiration for a school field trip. Tickets at: https://www.eventim.de or Tel. 0631 365-3450, email@example.com for group tickets.
WE SALUTE YOU, AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND, FEB. 25, 8:30 P.M.
CONGRESS CENTER RAMSTEIN
We Salute You is a AC/DC Tribute Band, which sets new standards in honor of the legendary Australian rock band with its elaborate and authentic concerts. Former AC/DC photographer Robert Ellis stated, “This is the closest thing to the real thing!” after visiting one of their concerts. Rock fans, don’t miss out on this astonishing concert. Tickets: https://congresscenterramstein.reservix.de/p/reservix/event/1972293
TINA, THE ROCK LEGEND, TINA TURNER TRIBUTE SHOW, March 7, 8 P.M.
A gigantic and absolutely rousing music show. This fascinating show with Tina’s greatest hits and impressive dance elements, will “break every rule”. Don’t miss out on the ultimate tribute to the one and only Tina! Tickets: https://www.eventim.de/en/event/break-every-rule-tina-the-rock-legend-tina-the-rock-legend-fruchthalle-kaiserslautern-11609576/
THE 12 TENORS, THE POWER OF TWELVE, March 9, 7.30 P.M.
FRITZ WUNDERLICH HALLE, KUSEL
Twelve top international singers, accompanied by a high carat band! Twelve unique voices in a spectacular light show. Twelve world renowned tenors will entertain you with diverse pieces of music from classic arias, love ballads to rock and pop hymns from the charts. Tickets: www.ticket-regional.de or Tel. 06381/424496
ABTEIKIRCHENKONZERT, (CHURCH CONCERT), March 12, 5 P.M.,
The first concert in 2023 in the impressive Abteil Church will present a German requiem by Johannes Brahms. The Chamber Philharmonie Mannheim will perform with solo artists Noemi Sohn, soprano, and Klaus Mertens, baritone, accompanied by the choir of the Versöhnungkirche. Classic fans will adore this requiem in seven parts.