Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights

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.

Performing arts:

Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern:

• “Viel Lärm um nichts,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 16, 26 and 30, and 6 p.m. May 10.

• “Everyman,” a rock mystery with the progressive metal band Vanden Plas, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 9 and 15, and 6 p.m. May 3 and 24.

• “Ich heisse Ben!,” a comedy for children and youth, in German,
4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and May 11, and 8 p.m. May 15.

• “Yellow Line,” a comedy in German, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 28.

• “Irrelohe,” an opera by Franz Schreker, in German, 7:30 p.m. May 8.

• “Rigoletto,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, 3 p.m. May 17 and 7:30 p.m. May 29.

• “Chopin,” a ballet by Stefano Ginaeeti, 8 p.m. May 22, 28, 31.

• “Halka,” a Polish opera by Stanislaw Moniuszko, in German, 7:30 p.m. May 23 and 27.

• Third Pfalztheater concert with works by Ney Rosauro and Ludwig van Beethoven, 6 p.m. May 31.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• No Music in Ktown features newcomers, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €8.

• Annett Louisan performs German songs, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets cost €37.

• The German band Triosence presents jazz, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €19.

• Singer Andreas Kümmert performs rock and blues, 8 p.m. May 8. Tickets cost €17.

• Ado Kojo presents hip-hop, 8 p.m. May 9. Tickets cost €15.

• U.S. musician Brother Dege presents blues, 8 p.m. May 12. Tickets cost €16.

• The German band Juli presents pop, rock, alternative, 8 p.m. May 15. Tickets cost €30.

• The Crüxshadows present synth rock, new wave Gothic, alternative electro pop, 8 p.m. May 16. Tickets cost €22.

For details, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• The Pfalztheater Orchestra presents “Romeo und Julia,” with works by Peter Tschaikowsky, Sergej Prokofjew and Leonard Bernstein, 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost from €12 to €25.

• Jazz Stage meets Police with soloists and the Rheinland-Pfalz State Police Orchestra, 8 p.m. May 8. Tickets cost €14.

• Pianist Marc-André Hamelin presents works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy and Franz Schubert, 8 p.m. May 14. Tickets cost from €14 to €24.

For tickets and for more information, call Kaiserslautern Tourist-Info at 0631-365-2317.

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• The band Ufgebrassd presents urban brass, 8 p.m. May 8. Tickets cost €7.50.

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

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Bürgers:

• “Höchste Zeit,” a German musical, 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost from €30.70 to €37.30.

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

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” a musical show from the 1980s, 7:30 p.m. May 9. Tickets cost from €19.50 to €28.

• Singer Anna Maria Kaufmann and other performers present a Mother’s Day concert, 6 p.m. May 9. Tickets cost €15.

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

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “Other Desert Cities,” a sizzling comedy of family secrets by Jon Robin Baitz, through May 31. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday.

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

Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz:

• “Le Nozze di Figaro,” an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in Italian, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 6 to 9 p.m. May 17.

• “Der kleine Prinz,” a ballet by Dominique Dumais, 8 p.m. Saturday.

• “Alceste,” an opera in French, 7:30 p.m. May 8 and 15.

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


• Kaiserslautern Gartenschau, through Oct. 31. Special events: Today to Sunday: Medieval market. Sunday: Catholic worship service in willow church at 11 a.m. Flower show in flower hall. Lego display in exhibition hall. Opening hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost €7 for adults and €3 for children.

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

• Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden open through Oct. 31. Children’s fest, 2 to 4 p.m. May 9. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.japanischergarten.de.

• Otterberg, open stores and car display, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday; guided tour through Abbey Church, 2:30 p.m.

• Hirschhorn, May tree fest, today.

• Niederkirchen, fire station, May fest, 11 to 6 p.m. today.

• Hauptstuhl, fire station, May fest, today.

• Olsbrücken Oberberg festgrounds, forest fest, today. Interested hikers meet at 10 a.m. near the train station to walk about 7 to 10 kilometers to the festgrounds. There will be eating and drinking booths.

• Hochspeyer, outdoor pool, season starts 9 a.m. Saturday.

• Zellertall-Zell (zip code 67308), olive oil fest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit www.zait.de.

• Pirmasens, Messplatz, May carnival, today to May 10.

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 3 p.m. Saturday.

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

• Sembach, Gewerbepark Am Tower, Williams Road 11 (former air base), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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