Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Jan. 6, 2017

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Haensel und Gretel in Kaiserslautern
The Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern presents “Haensel und Gretel,” a fairy tale play for families by Engelbert Humperdinck in German, at 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 21, and 6 p.m. Feb. 19. For more information, visit www.pfalztheater.de or call 0631-3675-209.

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. Saturday and Jan. 20, and 3 p.m. Jan. 22.


• “Haensel und Gretel,” a fairy tale play by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 21, and 6 p.m. Feb. 19.

• First school concert, “Peter, Wolf and the UglyDuckling,” with works from Sergej Prokofjew, 11 a.m. Wednesday.

• “Die Csárdásfuerstin,” an operetta by Emmerich Kálmán, in German, 8 p.m. Wedneday and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17.

• “Dance 1: Same Time Tomorrow,” a dance night by James Sutherland, 8 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 26.

• Third chamber concert features works by Astor Piazolla, 11 a.m. Jan. 15.

• 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.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Die Profis aka DJ Mirko Machine & Spax present hip-hop and rap, 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Tickets cost €19.

• Nuit de la Chanson, with Pauline Ngoc and guests, present French chansons, 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Tickets cost €19.

• The bands Licas Profundere and A Life Divided present dark rock, goth rock and synth rock, 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Tickets cost €26.

• Snipes Jam Session vs. 10N1 Freestyle Battle with hip-hop and rap, 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets cost €6.

• The group Goitse presents Irish folk, 8 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets cost €19.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

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

• “Magic of the Dance,” the best Irish dance show, 6 p.m. Sunday.

• Jazz Stage meets Porgy and Bess, 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Tickets cost €15.

• Winners of SWR Young Opera Stars perform with German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern 5 p.m. Jan. 15. Tickets range from €12 to €26.

• Bolivar Soloists present works “From Bach to Brasilia and Brasch,” and Anna Thalbach reads poems, 5 p.m. Jan. 22. 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.

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

Kaiserslautern, Apostelkirche, Pariser Strasse 22:

• Tobias Naumann presents organ music, 6 p.m. Saturday, Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:

• New Year’s concert with the Kaiserslautern County Symphony Orchestra presenting waltz by Strauss und Suppé, 5 p.m. Jan. 15. Tickets cost €26.30, €29.60 and €32.90.

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

Waldmohr, Kultur und Festhalle, Bahnhofstrasse 57b:

• New Year’s concert with Salonorchester Cosella presenting music from the 19th century, including operettas, tango and film music, 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Glan-Muenchweiler, Glantalschule, Glanstrasse 9:

• New Year’s concert with Salonorchester Cosella, 5 p.m. Jan. 22. Tickets cost €8.

Pirmasens, Festhalle, Volksgartenstrasse 12:

• The German State Philharmonics Rheinland-Pfalz present a New Year’s concert with dancing music including tango, flamenco, waltz and folk dances, 6 p.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday, Jan. 20 and 26.

• “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a dance night by Stephan Toss, based on William Shakespeare’s comedy, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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. today, Sunday and Jan. 13.

For details, call 0681-3092-486 or visit www.theater-saarbruecken.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.

Kaiserslautern, Pfalzgalerie Museum, special exhibition, “Layer for Layer,” displays paper objects and drawings by Sophie Cassado, 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.

Kaiserslautern-Siegelbach, Dorfplatz, knut fest according to Swedish tradition starts 2 p.m. Saturday. Residents can bring their Christmas trees and swap them for gluehwein. Sports events with trees start at 2 p.m., prizes can be won; at 6 p.m. Christmas trees will be burnt. Food and drinks will be availbale.

Flea markets:

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

Homburg, Am Forum (near town hall), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saarbruecken, Saarlandhalle, Stadionweg 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Homburg flea market
Every first Saturday of the month a flea market takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the Rathaus in Homburg. Ever since 1975, the Homburg flea market has been one of the biggest in the southwest area. Sometimes more than 1,500 vendors lure visitors from as far as Belgium, Luxembourg and France. For details, visit www.homburg.de.