Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Dec. 9, 2016

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Courtesy photo Romantic forest Christmas market “Romantic Christmas in the Forest” takes place from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday near the House of Sustainability, Johanniskreuzer Strasse 1, 67705 Trippstadt. More than 70 vendors will sell arts and crafts as well as food specialties. Children can enjoy pony rides, crafting and a merry-go-round. Since there is not sufficient parking, visitors are asked to use busses that leave from the Kaiserslautern main train station and other bus stops every 15 minutes. For a detailed bus schedule and more information, visit www.hdn-pfalz.de.
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Romantic forest Christmas market
“Romantic Christmas in the Forest” takes place from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday near the House of Sustainability, Johanniskreuzer Strasse 1, 67705 Trippstadt. More than 70 vendors will sell arts and crafts as well as food specialties. Children can enjoy pony rides, crafting and a merry-go-round. Since there is not sufficient parking, visitors are asked to use busses that leave from the Kaiserslautern main train station and other bus stops every 15 minutes. For a detailed bus schedule and more information, visit www.hdn-pfalz.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, Dec. 16, 21 and 27.

• “Ali Baba und die 40 Raeuber,” a play for children, in German, 3 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Dec. 18 and 4 p.m. Dec. 25.


• “Dance 1: Same Time Tomorrow,” a dance night by James Sutherland, 8 p.m. Dec. 16 and 29.

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

• Second chamber concert: Advent concert with soloists and children’s choir, 11 a.m. Dec. 18.

• “Attila,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22.

• “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.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• The band Dritte Wahl presents punk, rock and metal, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €21.

• Thomas Godoj presents pop and rock, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €30.

• The band Ezio presents rock ’n’ roll with their guitars, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost €21.

• Nuit de la Chanson with Pauline Ngoc and guests presenting French songs, 8 p.m. Dec. 16. 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. Dec. 17. Tickets cost €7.

• Christmas cult soul show with Stephan Flesch, Markus Ziegler and Die Knecht Ruprecht Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 22 and 23. Tickets cost €29 each night.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• The German State Philharmonics Rheinland-Pfalz present “From Dark to Light,” with works by Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitri Schostakowitsch and Johannes Brahms, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €17, €23 and €26.

• “Love in Variations,” a concert with works by Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €14, €20 and €25.

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 group Engelrausch performs jazz winter and Christmas songs, 8 p.m. today. Tickets at the door cost €12.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:

• “Christmas Moments,” a family Christmas show with traditional Christmas carols and pop, gospel and classical pieces, 8 p.m. Dec. 21. Tickets cost €35, €40 and €45.

For detials, call 06371-592-220 or visit www.hausdesbuergers.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 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 more 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 more information, visit www.kl-on-ice.de.

Eulenbis, Buergerhaus, model train swap meet with 20 vendors, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas markets:

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

Kaiserslautern, Fruchthalle, across from Pfalztheater, next to tourist office, to Dec. 18.

Katzweiler, 2 p.m. today

Landstuhl, today through Monday.

Kusel, Deidesheim, Freinsheim, Gruenstadt, Bad Bergzabern and St. Wendel, today through Sunday.

Otterbach (Im Kumb), Hauptstuhl, Kollweiler, Sulzbachtal and Mackenbach, Saturday.

Kuebelberg, Otterberg, Bann, Trippstadt and Wachenheim, Saturday and Sunday.

Hauptstuhl, Saturday.

Eulenbis (Untere Pfeifer-muehle), Sunday

Flea markets:

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

Ramstein-Miesenbach, flea market hall, Furstrasse 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Courtesy photo  Remember display Pirmasens presents a special exhibition, “Remember — The American forces in Pirmasens,” from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays through Feb. 28 in the Stadtmuseum Altes Rathaus, Hauptstrasse 26. Photos and documents show the influence the former U.S. garrison had on Pirmasens from 1946 to 1997. Admission fee is €2.50.
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Remember display
Pirmasens presents a special exhibition, “Remember — The American forces in Pirmasens,” from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays through Feb. 28 in the Stadtmuseum Altes Rathaus, Hauptstrasse 26. Photos and documents show the influence the former U.S. garrison had on Pirmasens from 1946 to 1997. Admission fee is €2.50.