Was ist los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Jan. 20, 2017

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
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Museum displays paper objects
The museum Pfalzgalerie, Am Museumsplatz 1 in Kaiserslautern presents a special exhibition, “Layer for Layer,” with 50 paper objects and drawings by Sophie Cassada through Jan. 31. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. For details, visit www.mpk.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, Feb. 3, 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday.

• “Haensel und Gretel,” a fairy tale play by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 6 p.m. Feb. 19.

• Third chamber concert features works by Astor Piazolla, 11 a.m. Sunday.

• “Dance 1: Same Time Tomorrow,” a dance night by James Sutherland, 8 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 12, 15 and 23.

• The Night of Musicals with music from renowned musicals such as “Cats,” “Phanton of the Opera,” “Evita,” etc., 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets cost from €39.90.

• “Die Csárdásfuerstin,” an operetta by Emmerich Kálmán, in German, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

• “Die Perlenfischer,” an opera by Goerges Bizet, in French, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 8, 11, 14 and 22.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• The bands Licas Profundere and A Life Divided present dark rock, goth rock and synth rock, 7 p.m. today. Tickets cost €26.

• Snipes Jam Session vs. 10N1 Freestyle Battle with hip-hop and rap, 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €6.

The group Goitse presents Irish folk, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €19.

• The band apRon presents death core, cross core and disco metal, 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Tickets cost €19.

• German singer-songwriter Tex performs, 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets cost €16.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• Bolivar Soloists present works “From Bach to Brasilia and Brasch,” and Anna Thalbach reads poems, 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €14, €20 and €25.

• German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern present works by Robert Schumann, Henri Tomasi and Anton Bruckner, 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Tickets cost €17, €23 and €26.

• “Whitney One Moment in Time,” a tribute concert with Nya King performing Whitney Houston’s songs, a live band, choir and dance crew, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets cost from €39.90 to €54.90.

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

Volksbank, Casino, Fischerstrasse 49, Kaiserslautern:

• “Three Gypsys,” three soloists present works by Joseph Haydn, Zoltán Kodály and Antonin Dvorák, 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets cost €5. To reserve tickets, call 0631-3610-113.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:

• Acoustic Lounge with singer-songwriter Till Benewitz presenting his new album, “Meeting in the Night,” 8 p.m. today in the foyer. Tickets cost €12.

• Concert night with Original Bohemian Musicians presenting brass music, 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Tickets cost €16.40, €18.60 and €20.80.

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

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• “Bonjour Kathrin,” an hommage to Caterina Valente and her brother Silvio Francesco, with top-class musicians performing Bossa Nova, jazz and Latin, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €23 to €32.

• “The Rumpelstilskin,” a puppet theater performance, in German, for children, 3 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets cost €5.

• “Musical Highlights,” a thrilling musical comedy with popular songs, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets cost €23, €28 and €32.

For more information and tickets, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

Glan-Muenchweiler, Glantalschule, Glanstrasse 9:

• New Year’s concert with Salonorchester Cosella, 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at the door cost €8.

Pirmasens, Festhalle, Volksgartenstrasse 12:

• Wiener Operettenbuehne presents “Die Csárdásfuerstin,” a German operetta by Emmerich Kálmán, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost € 12 to €25. For tickets, call 06331-842352 or email kartenverkauf@pirmasens.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:

• “Hercules,” a musical drama by Georg Friedrich Haendel, in English, 7:30 p.m. today and Thursday.

• “Aida,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, 6 p.m. Sunday.

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. 4, 8 and 24. For details, call 0681-3092-486 or visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de.


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.

Freinsheim, red wine hike, tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Voelklingen,Voelklinger Huette, former Iron-Works, “Buddha” exhibition with 232 works of art from 2,000 years and display of Steve McCurry’s photos of Buddhist countries in the 20th and 21st centuries, through Feb. 19. Tickets cost €15; children under 17 are free. For details, visit www.voelklinger-huette.org.

Flea markets:

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

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

Ludwigshafen, Jacob-von-Lavale-Platz (behind train station) 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

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American traces
The Pfalzbibliothek (Palatinate Library) in Kaiserslautern, Bismarckstrasse 17, opens a new exhibition, “Cadillacs and Fasching,” at 11:11 a.m. Saturday. The exhibitions displays the participation of U.S. service members in local Fasching events ever since the 1950s. In the opening speech, Michael Geib, chief of Docu Center Ramstein, will talk about military vehicles taking part in the Ramstein Fasching parade and the Fasching prince and princess riding in a Cadillac. The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through March 11. Admission is free.