Was ist los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Jan. 27, 2017

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Mannheim’s Luisenpark presents winter lights
Luisenpark in Mannheim presents “Winter Lights” through Feb. 26. Trees, bushes, bridges, statues, fountains and other objects are illuminated from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Two illuminated routes lead through the park passing a fountain area where food will be offered. Visitors can admire flying light objects, twinkling items and projections on walls and water surfaces. Admission fee is €6 for adults and €3 for children. The main entrance is at Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 2 in Mannheim.

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. Saturday and Feb. 17, and 6 p.m. Feb. 5.

• “Die Perlenfischer,” an opera by Goerges Bizet, in French, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 8 10, 14 and 22.

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

• “Die Physiker,” a play by Friedrich Duerrenmatt, in German, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 18.

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

• Second family concert features works by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

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

• “Haensel und Gretel,” a fairy tale play by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German, 6 p.m. Feb. 19.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

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

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

• German singer Caethe presents rock, pop and folk, 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets cost €26.

• Klaus Lage & Gute Gesellschaft present German rock music, 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets cost €28.

• The band Die Hoechste Eisenbach present pop, rock and indie rock, 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets cost €24.

• The three musicians of Blues Caravan present blues and soul, 8 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets cost €19.

For additional information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

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

• Ensemble Camerata Bachiensis presents Baroque music on historical instruments, 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Tickets cost €14, 20 and 25.

• “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.

• The Abba Tribute Show, “Abba Gold,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets cost €39.95 and €44.95.

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

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• Newcomers Festival with rock and pop bands of the Emerich-Smola Music School and Music Academy, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €5.50.

• Satans of Swing from the Kusel area present rock and blues rock, and the duo Raw perform low-fidelity blues rock, 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets cost €7.50.

For additional information, visit www.juz-kl.de.

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. For more information and to reserve tickets, call 0631-3610-113.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:

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

• Camerata Villa Musica consisting of 15 string players presenting works by Franz Schubert, Anton Arensky and Dmitri Schostakowitsch, 5 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets cost €12.

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

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• “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.

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 details, visit www.english-theatre.org.

Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz:

• “Lohengrin,” an opera by Richard Wagner, 6 to 10:45 p.m. Saturday, and 6 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 18.

• “Aida,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3.

• “Hercules,” a musical drama by Georg Friedrich Haendel, in English, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25.

For additional 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 details, visit www.kl-on-ice.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 additional information, visit www.pfalzbibliothek.de.

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.

Bad Duerkheim, Brunnenhalle, Kurbrunnenstrasse 30, second-hand market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Ramstein, flea market hall, Flurstrasse 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Neunkirchen, Kaufland, Kirkeler Strasse 50, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Ludwigshafen, Jacob-von-Lavale-Platz (behind train station) 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

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Ice skating with DJ
The ice skating-rink in the event hall of Kaiserslautern’s Gartenschau offers the Big FM Ice Night with a new disc jockey from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 3. Each day, the mobile ice-skating rink is open from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. Skating hours are extended until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission fee is €3.50 for adults and €2.50 for children. Rental fee for skates is €3.50. Penguin training aids are €2 per hour. For more information, visit www.kl-on-ice.de.