Was ist los? – events around the KMC

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby communities. Dates are subject to change.

Performing arts

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern:

• “Floh im Ohr,” a comedy by Georges Feydeau, in German, 7:30 p.m. today.


• “Yellow Line,” a comedy in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and 6 p.m. April 26.

• “Die letzten Tage der Menschheit,” a tragedy by Karl Kraus, 6 p.m. Sunday and 3 p.m. April 12.

Courtesy photoFountain fest, shopping in NeustadtThe Marktplatz, with its fountain in Neustadt along the German Wine Street, will set the stage for a fountain fest 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. A local foundation will serve wine and broetchen to raise money for the historical renovation and the lighting of the fountain. The slow-food gourmet market will begin at noon. Culinary specialities will include wild ham, wild salmon, olive oil, musician’s bread, vegetarian wurst, handmade pralines, jellies, spices and Italian delicacies. Stores open from 1 to 6 p.m. in the center. In the “Weinstrassenzentrum” business park, several companies and local car dealers will present novelties. A free bus shuttle takes customers from the train station bus stop to the business park every 10 minutes.

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Fountain fest, shopping in Neustadt
The Marktplatz, with its fountain in Neustadt along the German Wine Street, will set the stage for a fountain fest 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. A local foundation will serve wine and broetchen to raise money for the historical renovation and the lighting of the fountain. The slow-food gourmet market will begin at noon. Culinary specialities will include wild ham, wild salmon, olive oil, musician’s bread, vegetarian wurst, handmade pralines, jellies, spices and Italian delicacies. Stores open from 1 to 6 p.m. in the center. In the “Weinstrassenzentrum” business park, several companies and local car dealers will present novelties. A free bus shuttle takes customers from the train station bus stop to the business park every 10 minutes.

• “Bolero,” a ballet by Stefano Gianetti with music by Maurice Ravel, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

• “West Side Story,” a musical by Leonard Bernstein, in German, 7:30 p.m. April 4, 6 p.m. April 5.

• “Rigoletto,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. April 10 and 30.

• “Everyman,” a rock mystery with the progressive metal band Vanden Plas, 7:30 p.m. April 11, 15, 23 and 24.

• “Pariser Leben,” an operetta by Jacques Offenbach, 7:30 p.m. April 17.

• “Irrelohe,” an opera by Franz Schreker, in German, 7:30 p.m. April 18.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:  

• Party: I love ’90s — ’90s music nonstop, 11 p.m. April 4. Tickets cost €5.

• Megaherz presents Goth rock, 8 p.m., April 10.

• The band The Majority Says presents rock, pop, Indie, 8 p.m. April 11. Tickets cost €16.

• Kammgarn International Jazz Festival, April 14 to 18. For more information on performers and different locations, visit www.kammgarn.de. Festival ticket is €60. Single tickets for each performance are available.

• Kissin’ Dynamite presents heavy metal, 8 p.m. April 24. Tickets cost €19.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• Minguet Quartett presents works by Joseph Haydn, Ulrich Leyendecker, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 8 p.m. April 16. Tickets cost €14 to €24.

• The Pfalztheater Orchestra presents “Till Eulenspiegel,” by Richard Strauss, 11 a.m. April 22. Tickets cost €8.
For tickets, call Kaiserslautern Tourist-Info at 0631-365-2317.

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• Newcomer Again features rock pop bands of Emerich-Smola Music School and Music Academy, 8 p.m. April 17. Tickets cost €5.50.

For more information, visit www.juz-kl.de.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Bürgers:

• Räuber live in concert, a 2-hour concert program by five musicians from Cologne with popular German songs, 8 p.m. April 24. Tickets cost €28.50 to €34.

• Country night with the band R.E.A.C.H., 8 p.m. April 25. Tickets cost €12.

For more information, visit www.hausdesbuergers.de or call 06371-592-220.

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• “I am from Austria,” the greatest hits of 50 years of Austrian pop sound, 7:30 p.m. April 10. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28.

For more information, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de or call 06371-92340 for details.

Ramstein, Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus, Landstuhlerstrasse 10:

• Maria Laach’s chamber choir, Capella Lacensis, and the Koblenz Baroque orchestra Cappella Confluentes, present the Johannes Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach, 6 p.m. Saturday. Advance tickets for €15 are available at the Haus des Bürgers.

Courtesy photoWestwall museumThe Westwall museum in Pirmasens is offering English-spoken guided tours  at 3 p.m. beginning April 18 and then every third Saturday of each month. The tour is 1.5 hours long. Visitors learn about the construction of the Westwall, walk through the tunnel systems and see historic military pieces from World War II. The walk is stroller friendly. Visitors are asked to wear warm clothes since the temperature is expected to be low. Fee is €8 for adults and €4 for children. Meeting point is the parking lot of the museum. For details and directions, visit www.westwall-museum.de.

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Westwall museum
The Westwall museum in Pirmasens is offering English-spoken guided tours at 3 p.m. beginning April 18 and then every third Saturday of each month. The tour is 1.5 hours long. Visitors learn about the construction of the Westwall, walk through the tunnel systems and see historic military pieces from World War II. The walk is stroller friendly. Visitors are asked to wear warm clothes since the temperature is expected to be low. Fee is €8 for adults and €4 for children. Meeting point is the parking lot of the museum. For details and directions, visit www.westwall-museum.de.

Waldmohr, Festhalle, Bahnhofstrasse 57b:

• Pianist Yannick Seibert presents a diversified music program from Metallica to movie sounds and own compositions, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €14.

Saarbrücken, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:

• “The Black Rider,” a musical by Tom Waits, Willliam S. Burroughs and Robert Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 15, 21, 24 and 29, and 6 p.m. April 6 and 12.

• “Peer Gynt,” a ballet by Stijn Celis, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de, or call 0681-3092-486.

Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz:

• “Romeo and Julia,” a ballet by Kevin O’Day, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and April 5.

For more information, visit www.nationaltheater-mannheim.de.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “Ghost — The Musical,” based on the Oscar-winning movie, through Sunday. Performances are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday.

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

Miscellaneous

• Kaiserslautern, around Stiftskirche, Easter market with vendors, merry-go-round, today to April 4.

• Ramstein, Haus des Bürgers, 46th Ramstein Model Train Swap Meet, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

• Siegelbach, Zoo, Easter fest, April 5 and 6.

• Pirmasens, center, Landgrave Days feature arts and crafts, vendors, medieval shows, musical entertainment, Saturday and Sunday; stores open 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

 

Flea markets

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

• Kaiserslautern, Merkurstrasse, festgrounds near BMW dealer, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and April 4.

• Kaiserslautern, Toom Baumarkt, Hohenecker Strasse 10, Fridays.

• Mehlingen, former Penny market (Tannenstrasse), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

• Ramstein-Miesenbach, Edeka Center, Rathausring 6, Sunday.

• Bad Dürkheim, Saline (saltworks in Kurpark), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and April 4.