Was ist los? — June 2, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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

Inca exhibition
The world heritage site and former ironworks in Voelklingen, Voelklinger Huette, displays, “Inca – Gold. Power. God,” now to Nov. 26. More than 220 exhibits display the civilization of Incan people. For more information, visit www.voelklingerhuette.org. — Courtesy photo


Freinsheim sponsors old town fest
The wine growing community of Freinsheim celebrates its annual old town fest today through Monday. Visitors can enjoy a lot of musical performances, culinary specialties and regional wines. The center of town is closed to motorized traffic. For details, visit www.stadt-freinsheim.de — Courtesy photo

Performing arts:

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern:

• “Zyklus,” a dance performance by James Sutherland with music by Benjamin Britten, Philip Glass and Samuel Barber, 7:30 p.m. today and June 17 (meet and greet with Sutherland and the dancers after both performances).

• “Das Abschiedsdinner,” a comedy by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière, in German, 8 p.m. today, Sunday, June 17 and 22.

• “The Tempest,” a play by William Shakespeare with music by Henry Purcell, in German and English, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 21, 23 and 30.

• “Neda Der Ruf,” an opera by Irani composer Nader Mashayekhi, 7:30 p.m. June 10, 13 and 29.

• Komoedie im Dunkeln,” comedy in the dark, a play by Peter Shaffer, in German, 3 p.m. June 11 (last performance; childcare offered).

“The Raven and Heart Sutra,” two chamber operas, in German,
8 p.m. June 18, 23 and 30.

• “Anatevka,” Fiddler on the Roof, a musical by Jerry Bock, in German, 6 p.m. June 24, and 7:30 p.m. June 28.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Gee Dee and friends play a tribute to Alphonse Mouzon, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €18.

• Stephan Flesch and special guest Donnielle Graves present soft pop and soul, 8 p.m. June 9. Tickets cost €24.

• K-Town double concert with Blue Mace & Friends and Polski Beat, 8 p.m. June 10. Tickets cost €18.

• Sound of the World Festival of Cultures with Gisela Joao from Portugal presenting fado, 8 p.m. June 15; Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkesta with Balkan pop, 8 p.m. June 16; and Inna Modja from Mali with Motown soul, Sahel Sahara blues, hip hop, 8 p.m. June 17. Daily tickets cost €17; the festival ticket is €35.

For more information, visit

• Arts exhibition, “From abstract to figurative How much body does a person need,” 6 p.m. Saturday to June 17, on concert days.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• Jazz Stage meets Marimba with guest Nora El-Ruheibany playing the marimbaphone, 8 p.m. June 9. Tickets cost €15.

• The Kaiserslautern County Symphony Orchestra presents springtime pieces by Gade, Glasunow, Smetana and Elgar, 5 p.m. June 11. Tickets cost €12 to €26.

For tickets, call the tourist information office at 0631-365-2317.

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• A rock and pop students’ concert features the bands High Voltage and Midis, 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets cost €5. For details, visit

Kaiserslautern, beer garden, Bremerhof 1:

• Musical Summer with the band Tin Pan Alley presenting blues with elements of rock, country, boogie and swing, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.

Kaiserslautern, Volkspark, Donnersberger Strasse:

• The Kolping Blasorchester Erfenbach presents an outdoor concert, “Bouquet of melodies,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. A bistro serves snacks and beverages. An adventure playground is next to blue music pavilion. Admission is free.

Bildhaus, Musikclub Ventil, Hahnbacherhof 2, Schallodenbach:

• The band Schlappschnut presents rock and pop in Palatinate dialect and German, 8 p.m. Saturday. The park and gallery opens 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For details, visit bildhaus.info.

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• The duo Jessica Riemer and Scarlett Enkler present an “Italian Evening” with classical music,
7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost €12.

For details and tickets, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

Jettenbach, sports field:

• Jettenbach sports club celebrates 125th anniversary with rock concert by Black Night with “A Tribute to Deep Purple,” 9 p.m. today. Tickets cost $10. Doors open 7:30 p.m.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:
    • “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a masterpiece of mystery and suspense by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, through June 30. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, visit www.english-theatre.org.
    Nationaltheater Mannheim, Am Goetheplatz:
    • “New Steps
Bolero,” a dance performance with music by Maurice Ravel, Greg Haines, Claude Debussy, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and June 11.

For more information, visit

Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau

(dino park) with flower shows, lego display, exhibitions, water playground, miniature golf court. Special events: Sunday: Catholic worship service with choir Shalom, 11 a.m. in willow church; Pfalztheater performances 2 to 6 p.m.; opening of new show “Wild Bees – unknown garden guests,” 3 p.m. in flower hall. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to Oct. 31. For details, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de.

Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden, Am Abendsberg 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.japanischergarten.de.

Trippstadt, Schlosspark, French night with flammkuchen, red wine, music, 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Eulenbis, Eulenkopf tower, fest with food, drinks and music, Sunday and Monday.

Zweibruecken, Rennwiese, carnival, today through Monday.

Neustadt-Gimmeldingen, wine fest, today through Monday.

Rhodt unter Rietburg, wine and blossom fest, today to Sunday.

Oberotterbach, wine fest, today to Sunday.

Rockenhausen, Night of Museums, 7 p.m. today. Museums open at night, musical entertainment in center of town.
Flea markets:

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

Bad Duerkheim, Saline (salt-works, Gutleutstrasse 48), 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Saturdays.

Ludwigshafen, near train station, Pasadenaallee 15, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Homburg, Am Forum (near Rathaus), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.