Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Dec. 16, 2016

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Photo by City of Kaiserslautern
Christmas, New Year’s market
The Kaiserslautern Christmas market around Stiftskirche and on Schillerplatz is open through Dec. 23 and then continues as a New Year’s market Dec. 27 to 30. On Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., Father & Son present guitar music at the stage on Schillerplatz, and the duet Nimm 2 performs from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Rick Cheyenne performs Christmas rock ‘n’ roll from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 29 in front of Stiftskirche. Children can bake Christmas cookies for free in the children’s bakery next to Stiftskirche from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Thursday and Dec. 23, as well as from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For details on the program, visit www.kaiserslautern.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, Wednesday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 5 and 20 and 3 p.m. Jan. 22.


• “Dance 1: Same Time Tomorrow,” a dance night by James Sutherland, 8 p.m. today, Dec. 29 and Jan. 3, 12 and 26.

• “Die Csárdásfuerstin,” an operetta by Emmerich Kálmán, in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 and Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Dec. 31 and 8 p.m. Jan. 11.

• Second chamber concert: Advent concert with soloists and children’s choir, 11 a.m. Sunday.

• “Ali Baba und die 40 Raeuber,” a play for children, in German, 6 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Dec. 25.

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

• “Haensel und Gretel,” a fairy tale play by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German, 6 p.m. Dec. 26 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30.

• “Terror,” a play in German about a terror attack scenario by Ferdinand von Schirach, where the audience has to render a judgement, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28.

• New Year’s concert with songs from musicals, operas, operettas, waltz and marches, 5 p.m. Jan. 1.

• “Der kleine Horrorladen,” “Little Shop of Horror,” a musical by Alan Menken, in German, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 (last performance).

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Nuit de la Chanson with Pauline Ngoc and guests presenting French songs, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €19.

• No Music in Ktown with Bluesky presenting blues and rock, the band Macandally and singer N.O.S. with rap, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €7.

• Christmas cult soul show with Stephan Flesch, Markus Ziegler and Die Knecht Ruprecht Band, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Dec. 23. Tickets cost €29 each night.

• The big Int. Boogie Woogie Night, 8 p.m. Dec. 27. Tickets cost €22.

• The band Vanden Plas presents progressive metal, 8 p.m. Dec. 30. Tickets cost €22.

For additional information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• New Year’s Eve Gala with soprano Anna Maria Kaufmann and the Russian Chamber Philharmonics presenting works by Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Bernstein and Lloyd-Webber, 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets cost €32.50 to €42.50.

• The 12 Tenors present new program with greatest hits, 8 p.m. Jan. 6. Tickets cost €43 to €51.

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

• “A Musical Christmas,” with musical hits, 8 p.m. Dec. 20.

For tickets and more information, visit www.resetproduction.de.

Kaiserslautern, Apostelkirche, Pariser Strasse 22:

• “The Best of Black Gospel,” a festive concert by a chorus with the best gospel singers from the U.S., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets cost €26.

For tickets, call or visit the tourist information office at 0631-365-2316 or the Thalia book store at 0631-3621-9814.

Kaiserslautern, Stiftskirche:

• The brass ensemble Eddie’s Blech performs “A Little Market Music,” noon Saturday. Admission is free; donations are welcome.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:

• “Christmas Moments,” a family Christmas show with traditional Christmas carols, pop, musical, gospel and classical pieces, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost €35, €40 and €45

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

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• A Christmas celebration with singer Deidra Jones performing classic soul and gospel, 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €30. Proceeds go to children with cancer.

• Kindsbach ballet school presents “The Nutcracker,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost €12. Children under 6 are free.

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

Otterberg, Abbey Church:

• Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio with choir and orchestra, 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €16 and €22.

For additional information, visit wwww.otterbach-otterberg.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 more information, visit www.english-theatre.org.

Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz:

• “Aida,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, 7 p.m. Dec. 25.

• “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a dance night by Stephan Toss, based on William Shakespeare’s comedy, 7 p.m. Dec. 26.

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

Miscellaneous:

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.

Siegelbach, zoo, a Christmas walk through the zoo, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 26.

Reichenbach-Steegen, bell fest, Sunday (in Steegen).

Christmas markets:

Kaiserslautern, center, through Dec. 23 and Dec. 27 to 30.

Kaiserslautern, Fruchthalle (across from Pfalztheater, next to tourist office), today to Sunday.

Deidesheim, Freinsheim, Gruenstadt, Bad Duerkheim, Bad Kreuznach and Landau, today through Sunday.

Otterberg and Mittelbrunn, Saturday.

Flea markets:

Kaiserslautern, Fritz-Walter soccer stadium, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Bad Duerkheim, Saline (salt-works, Gutleutstrasse 48), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31.

Courtesy photo
Market, concert
The Christmas market in Otterberg opens its vendors’ and food stands from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday for the last time this season in front of Abbey Church. On Sunday at 5 p.m., Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio will be performed in the church. Tickets cost €16 and €22.