Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Stadthalle Landstuhl presents musical highlights
Landstuhl’s event and congress center, Stadthalle, presents “Musical Highlights on the High Seas” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Two musical stars and an orchestra take the audience across the seas to various locations and perform songs from “My Fair Lady,” “Mama Mia,” “Beauty and the Beast” and other famous musicals. Tickets cost €23, €28 and €32. For details, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

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:

• “Die Physiker,” a play by Friedrich Duerrenmatt, in German, 7:30 p.m. today and Feb.18.

• “Die Perlenfischer,” an opera by Goerges Bizet, in French, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 14 and 22.

• “Die Csardasfuerstin,” an operetta by Emmerich Kalman, in German, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

• Second family concert features works by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

• “Dance 1: Same Time Tomorrow,” a dance night by James Sutherland, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 15, 23.

• “Komoedie im Dunkeln,” comedy in the dark, a play by Peter Shaffer, in German, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

• “Haensel und Gretel,” a fairy tale play by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German, 6 p.m. Feb. 19.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• German singer and songwriter Tex performs, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €16.

• German singer Caethe presents rock, pop and folk, 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets cost €26.

• Klaus Lage & Gute Gesellschaft present German rock music, 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets cost €28.

• The band Die Hoechste Eisenbach presents, pop, rock and Indie rock, 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets cost €24.

• The three musicians of Blues Caravan present blues and soul, 8 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets cost €19.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• Ensemble Camerata Bachiensis presents Baroque music on historical instruments, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €14, €20 and €25.

• “Whitney One Moment in Time,” a tribute concert, with Nya King performing Whitney Houston’s songs, a live band, choir and dance crew, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets cost from €39.90 to €54.90.

• The Pfalztheater Orchestra with musicians from the band Vanden Plas present works by Johannes Brahms, Jon Lord and Antonin Dvorák, 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets cost €17, €23 and €26.

• The Abba Tribute Show, “Abba Gold,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets cost €39.95 and €44.95.

• The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern present jazz with symphonic music highlighting works by Manuel de Falla, George Gershwin, Torbjoern Iwan Lundquist and Arturo Marquez, 5 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets cost €12, €18, €23 and €26.

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

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• Satans of Swing from the Kusel area present rock and blues rock, and the duo Raw perform low-fidelity blues rock, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €7.50. For more information, visit www.juz-kl.de.

Kaiserslautern, Apostelkirche, Pariser Strasse 22:

• Tobias Naumann, soprano Ellen Maddaloni and tenor singer Daniele Maddaloni present spirituals, arias and musical melodies, 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:

• Concert night with Original Bohemian Musicians presenting brass music, 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €16.40, €18.60 and €20.80.

• Camerata Villa Musica consisting of 15 string players present works by Franz Schubert, Anton Arensky and Dmitri Schostakowitsch, 5 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets cost €12.

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

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• “The Rumpelstilskin,” a puppet theater performance, in German, for children, 3 p.m. today. Tickets cost €5.

• “Musical Highlights,” a thrilling musical comedy with popular songs, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets cost €23, €28 and €32.

For more information and tickets, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” a musical comedy, through Feb. 19. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. For additional information, visit www.english-theatre.org.

Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz:

• “Aida,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. today.

• “Lohengrin,” an opera by Richard Wagner, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 18.

• “Hercules,” a musical drama by Georg Friedrich Haendel, in English, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25.

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

Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:

• “West Side Story,” a musical in German, with music by Leonard Bernstein, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday and Feb. 24. For more information, visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de or call 0681-3092-486.


Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau event hall, ice-skating rink open through Feb. 11. Daily skating hours are from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. On Friday and Saturday nights, skating hours are extended until 10 p.m. Admission fee is €2.50 for children and €3.50 for adults. For details, visit www.kl-on-ice.de.

Kaiserslautern, Pfalzbibliothek (Palatinate library), Bismarckstrasse 17, exhibition “Cadillacs and Fasching,” displays the U.S. participation in Fasching events since 1950. Opening hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through March 11. For details, visit www.pfalzbibliothek.de.

Flea markets:

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

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

Ramstein, flea market hall, Flurstrasse 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Saarbruecken, Saar Fair area, Am Schanzenberg, 30, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Saarbruecken, Saar Fair area, Am Schanzenberg 30, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Three gypsys
Cello player Caroline Busser, violinist Ivan Knezevic and pianist Ekaterina Tarnopolskaja present gypsy-style music by Joseph Haydn, Zoltan Kodaly and Antonin Dvorak at 8 p.m. today at Casino of Volksbank Kaiserslautern, Fischerstrasse 49. Tickets at the door cost €5.