Was ist Los – KMC Cultural Highlights – Aug. 14, 2015

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Courtesy photo Car-free event day in Appelbachtal The road from Würzweiler, northeast of Rockenhausen, to Pfaffen-Schwabenheim, Bad Kreuznach county, in the valley called Appelbachtal will close to motorized traffic Sunday for a car-free family day. Bikers, hikers and skaters can enjoy the 30 km car-free route from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Restaurants, associations and institutions in the villages along that road will offer culinary specialties, regional wines, live music and displays. Children can jump on bouncy castles, go on pony rides and get their faces painted. Participants can also explore churches and historical sites such as the castle ruins in Neu-Bamberg. For details, visit www.vgvkh.de.
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Car-free event day in Appelbachtal
The road from Würzweiler, northeast of Rockenhausen, to Pfaffen-Schwabenheim, Bad Kreuznach county, in the valley called Appelbachtal will close to motorized traffic Sunday for a car-free family day. Bikers, hikers and skaters can enjoy the 30 km car-free route from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Restaurants, associations and institutions in the villages along that road will offer culinary specialties, regional wines, live music and displays. Children can jump on bouncy castles, go on pony rides and get their faces painted. Participants can also explore churches and historical sites such as the castle ruins in Neu-Bamberg. For details, visit www.vgvkh.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:

• Summer break continues to Sept. 1. A theater fest starts the new play season on Sept. 12.


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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Summer break through Sept. 4.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Kaiserslautern, Volkspark (duck pond at the corner of Entersweiler- and Donnersberger Strasse):

• Outdoor concert with Bergmanns-Blasorchester Hettenleidelheim, a 35-member brass orchestra performing various types of brass music, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Snacks and beverages are available in bistro. Children’s adventure playground next to music pavilion.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, stage in front of Haus des Bürgers:

• Mexican Night with Los Mexicanos, 8 p.m. today.

• American Night with Touch ‘n’ Go, a USAFE Band ensemble, 8 p.m. Aug. 21.

• Italian Night with Luigi Botta and Friends, 8 p.m. Aug. 28.

• Cuban Night with Cuban Affairs, 8 p.m. Sept. 4.

Admission to all performances is free.

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

Bildhaus Musikclub Ventil, Hahnbacherhof 2, 67701 Schallodenbach:

• The band Jam Planet presents songs by Johnny Cash, Billy Idol, Led Zeppelin, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

For details, visit bildhaus.info.

Waldmohr, Eischelscheiderhof:

• Klassik Open-Air with Homburg Symphony Orchestra performing classical music by Italian composers, 8 p.m. Saturday. Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets cost €25.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “The Glass Menagerie,” a memory play by Tennessee Williams, Sept. 5 to Oct. 24. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday.

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

Miscellaneous:

• Kaiserslautern Gartenschau, through Oct. 31. Special events: today, Spanish garden party with Guitarras del Sur presenting Spanish guitar music and flamenco, 6 p.m. in Neumühlepark; Sunday, Catholic worship service, 11 a.m. in willow church. Music in the park with acoustic pop duet Marcel & Herr Wiesner, 2:30 p.m; children’s tent offers games and crafting, 2 to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 6; flower show, “Four Seasons,” in flower hall, through Sept. 6; Lego display, through Oct. 31. 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. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.japanischergarten.de.

• Kaiserslautern, Waschmühle swimming pool, splash diving championship, 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

For details, visit www.sd-rlp.de.

• Oberarnbach, village carnival, Saturday and Sunday.

• Hirschorn, village fest, Saturday to Monday. Italian night with pizza, ice cream and live music, 7 p.m. Saturday at Sporthalle; bungee jumping for children, raffle, food, homemade cakes, 2 p.m. Sunday at Bürgerhaus; live music, 11 a.m. Monday at Bürgerhaus.

• Pörrbach, village carnival, Saturday to Monday.

• Mehlingen, village carnival, today to Tuesday.

• Winnweiler, Jewish Museum (Schlossstrasse 37), special exhibition in memory of World War I with postcards, photos and other display objects, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of each month.

For details, visit www.juedisches-museum-winnweiler.de.

• Deidesheim (south of BadDürkheim) wine carnival, today to Tuesday.

• Grünstadt-Asselheim, wine carnival, today to Monday.

• Maikammer (south of Neustadt), Palatinate garden market, Saturday and Sunday.

• Neustadt/Lachen-Speyerdorf, farmers and vintners fest, Saturday to Tuesday.

• Friedelsheim (east of Bad Dürkheim), wine carnival, today to Monday.

• Hermersberg (south of Landstuhl), schnapsgassen fest, Saturday and Sunday.

• Massweiler (south of Wallhalben), village fest, Saturday and Sunday.

• Landau, State Garden Fair, to Oct. 18.

For more information, visit www.lgs-landau.de.

• Mannheim, Luisenpark, Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 2, park fest with picnic, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Entrance is free.

For more information, visit www.luisenpark.de.

• Wittlich (east of Spangdahlem), pig fest and carnival, today to Tuesday.

For more information, visit www.saeubrenner.de.

Flea markets:

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

• Kaiserslautern, Toom Baumarkt, Hohenecker Strasse 10, Fridays.

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

• Grünstadt, Kaufland, Kirchheimer Strasse 39, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

• Bad Dürkheim, Saline (saltworks in Kurpark), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Frankenthal, festgrounds in center, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Zweibrücken, Schlossplatz, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• St. Ingbert, Alte Schmelz, Saarbrücker Strasse 38, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Saarbrücken, Saarmesse fair area, Am Schanzenberg 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• Saarlouis, Grosser Markt, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Courtesy photo Wine carnival The wine growing community of Deidesheim is celebrating its annual wine carnival today through Monday. Regional vintners will serve wines in their yards and at various stands. Music and artistic performances will take place at the historical Marktplatz. Vendors will put up 30 stands on Bahnhofstrasse to offer food specialties and other merchandise. An amusement park will feature a giant Ferris wheel and other rides. The Deidesheim wine carnival was awarded the nicest wine fest of the Palatinate. Organizers recommend to use public transportation. For details, visit www.deidesheim.de.
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Wine carnival
The wine growing community of Deidesheim is celebrating its annual wine carnival today through Monday. Regional vintners will serve wines in their yards and at various stands. Music and artistic performances will take place at the historical Marktplatz. Vendors will put up 30 stands on Bahnhofstrasse to offer food specialties and other merchandise. An amusement park will feature a giant Ferris wheel and other rides. The Deidesheim wine carnival was awarded the nicest wine fest of the Palatinate. Organizers recommend to use public transportation. For details, visit www.deidesheim.de.