Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Feb. 17, 2017

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Pfalztheater presents opera in French
The Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern presents “Die Perlenfischer,” an opera by Georges Bizet, in French with German subtitles, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and March 4 and 16, and at 3 p.m. March 19. Tickets range from €21 to €40.50. For details, visit www.pfalztheater.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:

• “Komoedie im Dunkeln,” comedy in the dark, a play by Peter Shaffer, in German, 7:30 p.m. today, March 3 and 10.

• “Die Physiker,” a play by Friedrich Duerrenmatt, in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

• “Die Perlenfischer,” an opera by Goerges Bizet, in French, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 and 16; and 3 p.m. March 19.

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

• “Dogville,” a play by Lars von Trier, in German, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 1 and 15, and 6 p.m. March 5 and 26.

• Fourth chamber concert: “4+4=Oktett,” with works by Franz Schubert, Dimitri Schostakowitsch and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 11 a.m. Feb. 26.

• “Anatevka,” Fiddler on the Roof, a musical by Jerry Bock, in German, 7:30 p.m. March 11, 14, 23, 25 and 31.

• “Die Csardasfuerstin,” an operetta by Emmerich Kalman, in German, 6 p.m. March 12.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• The band Die Hoechste Eisenbahn presents pop, rock and indie rock, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €24.

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

• The German band Ewigheim and special guest present electro rock and dark metal, 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets cost €18.

• Phillip Boa and the Vodooclub present pop, rock, indie and avantgarde, 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Tickets cost €29.

• Fred Kellner and Die Famosen Soulsisters present a cult fun and soul show, 8 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets cost €22.

• No Music in K-town features: Cry Violet with metal, Andy’s Sister with punk, and The Watching with alternative, 8 p.m. March 4. Tickets cost €7.

• Silla presents hip-hop and rap, 8 p.m. March 10.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

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

• The Abba Tribute Show, “Abba Gold,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 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. Sunday. Tickets cost €12, €18, €23 and €26.

• Japanese violinist Midori and pianist Oezguer Aydin present works by Igor Strawinski, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel and Sergej Prokofjew, 8 p.m. March 2. Tickets cost €14, €20 and €25.

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

SWR radio studio, Emmerich-Smola-Platz 1, Kaiserslautern:

• German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern and violoncellist Aurelien Pascal present works by Edward Elgar and Johan Wagenaar, 1 p.m. Thursday. Tickets with lunch at noon cost €22; tickets without lunch cost €13. For tickets and reservations, call the tourist information office at 0631-365-2317.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:

• Acoustic Lounge in foyer features duo Kai Squared presenting a diversified program, 8 p.m. March 3. Tickets cost €12.

• “Winter Journey,” a song cycle by Franz Schubert presented by singer Ralph Jaarsma and pianist Younggeun Yoon, 5 p.m. March 5. Tickets cost €12.

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

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• “Die drei Humoere,” three clowns, take the audience on an expedition through life into a world of wishes and dreams, 7 p.m. March 15. Tickets cost €12. For more information and tickets, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “Handbagged,” a comedy by Moira Buffini, in English, March 17 to April 30. For more information, visit www.english-theatre.org.

Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz:

• “Lohengrin,” an opera by Richard Wagner, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

• “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. Feb. 24. For more information, call 0681-3092-486 or visit www.theater-saarbruecken.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.

Fasching events:

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers, Fasching session with speeches, dance and musical performances, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Katzweiler, Lautertalhalle, children’s Fasching party, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bann, Steinalbhalle, children’s Fasching party, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Flea markets:

Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Center (across from Daenner Kaserne), 7 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.

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

Zweibruecken, Schlossplatz, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Sankt Ingbert, Alleestrasse (Alte Schmelz, indoor and outdoor) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Torch hike to tower
The forest department of the city of Kaiserslautern offers its traditioanl torch hike up to Humberg Tower Saturday. Hikers can start at 6 p.m. from Bremerhof parking lot; the program begins at 7 p.m. The tower was built from 1898 to 1900. It is 118 feet high and has 163 steps leading to the top. Horn blowers provide musical entertainment, and a lights show can be seen in the sky. Food and beverages are available.