Was ist los? — August 26, 2016

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Courtesy photo Oven fest in Stelzenberg The village of Stelzenberg celebrates its annual “Backofenfest” or “baking oven fest,” Saturday and Sunday. The event officially opens at 5 p.m. Saturday near the local community hall, Mehrgenerationentreff. Sunday, activities begin at 10:30 a.m. In addtion to the baking of bread and cakes in an old baking house, the fest features live music, a street-organ player, a flea market, wooden arts with chain saws, a Portuguese dance presentation, food and drinks.
Courtesy photo
Oven fest in Stelzenberg
The village of Stelzenberg celebrates its annual “Backofenfest” or “baking oven fest,” Saturday and Sunday. The event officially opens at 5 p.m. Saturday near the local community hall, Mehrgenerationentreff. Sunday, activities begin at 10:30 a.m. In addtion to the baking of bread and cakes in an old baking house, the fest features live music, a street-organ player, a flea market, wooden arts with chain saws, a Portuguese dance presentation, food and drinks.

 

Photo by Thomas Gruhn Blacksmith Day The village of Bedesbach holds its annual Blacksmith Day at 10 a.m. Sunday. Craftsmen demonstrate horse shoeing, coin making, rope making, wood turning, basket weaving and other craftsmanship. Children can test their skills in pottery and join other activities. Regional honey and liquors are for sale. To get to Bedesbach, take the A62 toward Trier, exit Kusel toward Lauterecken on federal street B-420. Drive about 15 kilometers on B-420 to Patersbach. Turn right into Bedesbach.
Photo by Thomas Gruhn
Blacksmith Day
The village of Bedesbach holds its annual Blacksmith Day at 10 a.m. Sunday. Craftsmen demonstrate horse shoeing, coin making, rope making, wood turning, basket weaving and other craftsmanship. Children can test their skills in pottery and join other activities. Regional honey and liquors are for sale. To get to Bedesbach, take the A62 toward Trier, exit Kusel toward Lauterecken on federal street B-420. Drive about 15 kilometers on B-420 to Patersbach. Turn right into Bedesbach.

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:

• Summer break until September.

• A theater fest scheduled for Sept. 9 starts new 2016-2017 play season.


For information on the new program, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de.

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Summer break through Sept. 2.


• Display of paintings, photos and mixed-media presentations, Sept. 3 through 24. Admission is free.

For more information, visit
www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• The international orchestra Classic for Peace presents works by Tschaikowski, Schumann, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Brahms, 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €18.

For tickets contact Tourist Information Kaiserslautern at 0631-365-2317.

Kaiserslautern, Volkspark (duck pond at corner of Entersweiler-/Donnersberger Strasse):

• Last outdoor summer concert with 40 members of the Huetschenhausen Spielgemeinschaft presenting songs from operettas, musicals and movies, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4. Admission is free. Snacks and beverages are available in bistro. Children’s adventure playground is next to the blue music pavilion.

Stiftskirche Kaiserslautern:

• Duo d’accordeon presents Baroque and contemporary music,
8 p.m. today. Donations are welcome.

For additional information, visit www.kirchen-in-kl.de.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, stage in front of Rathaus:

• Ramstein’s Summer Nights presents African Night with Voodoo Beat featuring Djembe Africa, 8 p.m. today. Admission is free.

For more information, visit
www.hausdesburgers.de.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Prometheusplatz, open-air stage:

• The Opera House Prague presents “Nabucco,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, 8 p.m. Sept. 2. Tickets cost €35, €48 and €60.

For reservations, call Haus des Buergers at 06371-592-220 or visit www.hausdesbuergers.de.

Bildhaus Musikclub Ventil, Hahnbacherhof 2, 67701 Schallodenbach:

• The band Funhouse plays PINK, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3. The park and gallery are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 4. Admission is free.

For details, visit www.bildhaus.info.

Frankelbach, Holzwerkstatt, Eckstrasse 1:

• Summer night concert with musical comedian Roland Vanecek and three guests, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €10.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” a Gothic tale by Oscar Wilde, starts Sept. 1.

For more information, visit
www.english-theatre.org.

Miscellaneous:

Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau (dino park), open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31. Special events: Open-air movie on giant screen showing German movie, “Honig im Kopf,” 8 p.m. Saturday on Kaiserberg, guests should bring cushions and picnic blankets; Protestant worship service with music, 11 a.m. Sunday in willow church; the children’s tent opens for games and crafting, 2 to 5 p.m. today through Sunday in Neumuehlepark; the flower show, “Fabulous Fairytale,” open through Sunday in flower hall; and Lego display open through Oct. 31 in exhibition hall. Tickets cost €7 for adults and €3 for children.

For additional information, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de.

Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden, Am Abendsberg 1, open to Oct. 31. Tickets cost €5.50 for adults and €3 for children.

For more information, visit
www.japanischergarten.de.

Kaiserslautern-Erfenbach, village carnival, today through Monday.

Kindsbach, village carnival, today through Tuesday; disco at 8 p.m. today in community hall; party band Habachtaler performs 8 p.m. Saturday in community hall.

Miesenbach, village carnival, Saturday through Tuesday.

Erzenhausen, village carnival, Saturday through Monday.

Reichenbach-Steegen, fishing club sponsors smoking fest, 11 a.m. at Eulenwoog pond.

Rockenhausen, garden and flower market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in Schlosspark.

Schoenenberg-Kuebelberg, 45th anniversary of community with display of paintings, old and new fire trucks and coffee, 4 p.m. Thursday in town hall; Chor Vocale performs at 7:30 p.m.

Donsieders (south of Waldfischbach-Burgalben), display of vintage tractors, agricultural vehicles and equipment, Sunday.

For more information, visit
www.bulldogfreunde-donsieders.de.

Speyer, medieval fantasy spectacle, Saturday and Sunday.

Schweigen-Rechtenbach, German Wine Gate, open-air 80s rock show with Love Rockets, 7 p.m. today.

Burrweiler (south of Edenkoben), wine fest in vintners’ yards, today through Monday.

Cochem/Mosel, wine fest today to Monday; parade at 2 p.m. and fireworks display at 10 p.m. Sunday

Winningen/Mosel, Germany’s oldest vintners festival, today through Sept. 3.

Flea markets:

Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Center (across from Daenner Kaserne),
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Kaiserslautern, Toom, Hohenecker Strasse 18, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

• Mehlingen, Abtstrasse 25a, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Worms, Moebel Boss, Monsheimer Strasse 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Bad Duerkheim, Saline (saltworks, Gutleutstrasse 48), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Zweibruecken, Schlossplatz,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.