Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – April 1, 2016

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Courtesy photo Jazz festival at Kammgarn The Kammgarn Kaiserslautern presents the International Jazz Festival Wednesday to April 9. A NATO Jazz Night with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, the Big Band of the Heeresmusikkorps Koblenz and the local formation Jazzbuehne meets Jutta Brandl is scheduled for April 8. Tickets cost €19. The four-day festival ticket costs €52. For details, visit www.kammgarn.de.
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Jazz festival at Kammgarn
The Kammgarn Kaiserslautern presents the International Jazz Festival Wednesday to April 9. A NATO Jazz Night with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, the Big Band of the Heeresmusikkorps Koblenz and the local formation Jazzbuehne meets Jutta Brandl is scheduled for April 8. Tickets cost €19. The four-day festival ticket costs €52. For details, visit www.kammgarn.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:

• “Nur noch kurz die Welt retten,” a Europe revue, 8 p.m. today.

• “Wer hat Angst vor Virginia Wolfe,” “Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolfe,” a play by Edward Albee, in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and April 8.


• “Blackbird,” a play by David Harrower, in German, 8 p.m. Saturday.

• “Der Barbier von Sevilla,” an opera by Gioacchino Rossini, in Italian, 3 p.m. Sunday. Childcare is available.

• “Tristan und Isolde,” a musical drama by Richard Wagner, 5 p.m. April 9 and 30.

• “Romeo und Julia,” a ballet by James Sutherland with music by Sergej Prokofjew, 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 20.

• Third Pfalztheater concert with Symphony 8 by Anton Bruckner, 6 p.m. April 17.

• “Eugen Onegin” an opera by Peter Tschaikowski, in Russian, 7:30 p.m. April 22.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Fard presents hip-hop and rap, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €24.

• Kammgarn International Jazz Festival presents: Tingvall Trio, Wednesday; Pete York & Young Friends, Thursday; NATO Jazz Night with U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, Big Band of the Heeresmusikkorps Koblenz and Jazzbuehne meets Jutta Brandl, April 8; and Y’akoto, Lisa Simone and Mo’ Blow, April 9. The four-day festival ticket costs €52. Single tickets for each performance are available from €19 to €24.

• Singer and song writer duet Carolin No performs at 8 p.m. April 20. Tickets cost €20.

• The band Mothership Connection presents funk and soul, 8 p.m. April 22. Tickets cost €17.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

SWR radio studio, Fliegerstrasse, Kaiserslautern:

• The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern present “Leipzig, Venetian and Parisian Baroque” with works by Bach, Vivaldi and Rameau, 1 p.m. April 14. Lunch is being served at noon. Tickets with lunch cost €21, without lunch €12.

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

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• Unplugged concert with rock bands Fade Out and Fused, 8 p.m. April 8. Tickets cost €7.50.

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

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:

• The brass band Bube, Dame, Boehmisch, Brass presents traditonal Bohemian brass music and popular music, 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €12.

• Medieval dinner with imperial knight and his gleeman entertaining the guests, 7:30 p.m. April 8. Cost is €49.

• The band Heavytones presents a mix of funk, rock, pop and jazz, 8 p.m. April 8. Tickets cost netween €23 and €29.60.

• Country Night with Lisa and Lunchbox performing traditional and new country music, 8 p.m. April 9. Tickets cost €12.

• Villa Musica presents cornet player Marie-Luise Neunecker and six young wind instrument players, 5 p.m. April 10. Tickets cost €12.

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

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• Boeing Boeing, a comedy in Palatinate dialect, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and April 8. Tickets cost €10 to €14.

• “Lady Sunshine & Mr. Moon,” a musical revue with melodies from the 1920s to 1950s, 7:30 p.m. April 9. Tickets cost €23 to €32.

• The duet Nimm 2 presents piano, pop and swing rarities, 7 p.m. April 13. Tickets cost €12.

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

Waldmohr, Kultur und Festhalle, Bahnhofstrasse 57b:

• Piano night, “Classic without Borders,” with pianist Stefan Schappe, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €14 at the door.

Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:

• “Peter Grimes,” an opera in English, with music by Benjamin Britten, 7:30 p.m. today and April 12.

• “Platee,” a ballet opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau, in French, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and April 8.

• “Madama Butterfly,” an opera by Giacomo Puccini, 6 p.m. April 10.

For additional information, visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de or call 0681-3092-486.

Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz:

• “Alpha – Omega,” a ballet by Kevin O’Day, 8 p.m. Monday.

• “Frida Kahlo,” a ballet by Dominique Dumais, 7 p.m. April 10.

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

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “Disgraced,” a Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Ayad Akhtar, through May 1. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays.

For additional details, visit www.english-theatre.org.

Miscellaneous:

Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau (dino park), open through Oct. 3. Hours are 10 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, Am Abendsberg 1, open to Oct. 3. Tickets cost €5.50 for adults and €3 for children ages 11 to 16. Children under 11 years old are admitted free.

For more information, visit www.japanischergarten.de.

Pirmasens, center, Landgrave Days feature arts and crafts, vendors, medieval shows, musical entertainment, today to Sunday; stores open at 1 to 6 p.m. April 3.

Flea markets:

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

Mehlingen, Abtstrasse 25a, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Ramstein, Flurstrasse 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Bad Duerkheim, Saline (saltworks, Gutleutstrasse 48), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday.

Speyer, Burgstrasse 29 (train cargo area), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Courtesy photo Mining world The Mining World in Imsbach, north of Winnweiler, is reopening its doors from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Guided tours are being offered hourly. A tour in English will be held April 24. Tickets cost €4 for adults and €2 for children. For more information, visit www.bew-imsbach.de.
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Mining world
The Mining World in Imsbach, north of Winnweiler, is reopening its doors from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Guided tours are being offered hourly. A tour in English will be held April 24. Tickets cost €4 for adults and €2 for children. For more information, visit www.bew-imsbach.de.