Was ist los? — June 30, 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.

French garden party in Gartenschau
The Kaiserslautern Gartenschau offers its traditional French garden party 6 to 10 p.m. July 8. Visitors can bring their own picnic basket and taste French food specialties and wines. French Touch will play French accordion music from tango to jazz. For more information, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de or www.facebook.com/gartenschau-kl. — Courtesy photo

Performing arts:

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern:

• “The Tempest,” a play by William Shakespeare with music by Henry Purcell, in German and English,
7:30 p.m. today, July 8 and 11, and
3 p.m. Sunday.

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

•“The Raven and Heart Sutra,” two chamber operas, in German, 8 p.m. today, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

• “Anatevka,” Fiddler on the Roof, a musical by Jerry Bock, in German, 7:30 p.m. July 7, and 3 p.m. July 9.

• “Das Abschiedsdinner,” a comedy by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière, in German, 8 p.m. July 8 and 12.

• Sixth chamber concert with works by Georg Philipp Telemann,
11 a.m. July 9.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Arts exhibition, “Second Level Sensual Worlds,” today through July 7.

The Kammgarn is closed July 8 to Sept. 1 for summer vacation. For details, visit  www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• The State Youth Orchestra presents works by Sergej Prokofjew, Carl Maria von Weber and Dmitri Schostakowitsch, 5 p.m. July 16. Tickets cost €18.

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

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• The band Cane Street presents rock music, 8 p.m. today during old town fest. Admission is free.

For details, visit www.juz-kl.de.

Kaiserslautern, beer garden, Bremerhof 1:

• The Rockin’ Country Band from Heidelberg performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Katie & The Swing Aces present classic swing dance music, 7:30 p.m. July 13.

Admission to all Bremerhof concerts is free. For more information, visit www.bremerhof-kl.de.

Kaiserslautern, Volkspark, Donnersberger Strasse:

• Musikverein Mackenbach 1833 presents classical brass music in the blue music pavilion, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. A bistro serves snacks and beverages. An adventure playground is next to the blue music pavilion.

SWR radio studio, Emmerich-Smola-Platz 1, Kaiserslautern:

• The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern present works by Niccolo Paganini and Boris Blacher, 1 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets with lunch at noon cost €23; tickets without lunch cost €13.

For tickets and reservations, call the tourist information office at

Bildhaus, Musikclub Ventil, Hahnbacherhof 2, Schallodenbach:

• Sabine presents pop, rock and soul, 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.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:
• “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a masterpiece of mystery and suspense by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 7:30 p.m. today (last performance).

• “Pygmalion,” a satiric show by Bernard Shaw, Sept. 1 through Oct. 26. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, visit

The Tempest
The Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern presents “The Tempest,” a play by William Shakespeare, in German and English, at 7:30 p.m. today, July 8 and 11, and at 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.pfalztheater.de. — Courtesy photo

Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau (dino park) with flower shows, lego display, water playground, miniature golf court. Special events: Sunday: Protestant worship service, 11 a.m. in willow church;  the children’s crafting and games tent officially opens 5 p.m. with daily hours 2 to 5 p.m. through Aug. 13. July 8: French garden party and picnic with accordion music by French Touch. 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.
    Kaiserslautern, old town fest, today through Sunday.
    Kottweiler-Schwanden, summer fest with tractor and vintage vehicle display starts 1 p.m. Saturday.
    Bruchmuehlbach-Miesau, summer fest, today to Monday.
    Niedermohr, village carnival, Saturday through Monday.

Dielkirchen (Hanauerhof, north of Rockenhausen), High Speed Rodeo on Thunder Montain Ranch with races, music, dancers, food starts 1 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.TM-Ranch.de.
    Pirmasens, stores open 1 to
6 p.m. Sunday.
   Neustadt-Mussbach, wine fest, today through Sunday, and July 7 to 9.
    Steinfeld (south of Bad Bergzabern), blueberry fest, today through Sunday.
    Goennheim (east of Bad
wine and arts days, today through Monday.
    Bobenheim-Roxheim (south of Worms), gondola fest in Little Venice, today through Monday.
    Dahn, Altdahn Castle, medieval market, Saturday and Sunday.
    Speyer, pretzel fest, carnival and vendors, Thursday to July 11..
    Frankenthal, Rathausplatz, pottery market, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
    Enkenbach-Asenborn, village carnival, July 7 to 11.
    Ramstein-Miesenbach, Am Neuen Markt, German-American friendship fest with music, food, entertainment, July 7 to 9.
Flea markets:

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

Kaiserslautern, Messeplatz fairgrounds, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Sankt Wendel, Zur Mott, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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

Neunkirchen, Saar-Park Center, Stummplatz 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 9.

Sembach, Gewerbepark, Williams Road 11, near tower, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. July 9.

Saarbruecken, Franz-Josef-Roeder-Strasse, along palace wall,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8.