Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – June 19, 2015

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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:
• “Viel Lärm um nichts,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, in German, 7:30 p.m. today, July 15, and 3 p.m. July 5.
• “Chopin,” a ballet by Stefano Gianetti, 8 p.m. today, Thursday, July 5, 8, 12, 16 and 18.
• “Fidelio,” an opera by Ludwig van Beethoven, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday, July 8, 14 and 17.
• “Everyman,” a rock mystery with the progressive metal band Vanden Plas, 6 p.m. Sunday and June 21.
• “Halka,” a Polish opera by Stanislaw Moniuszko, in German, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and July 10 and 18.
• “Rigoletto,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. July 3, and 6 p.m. July 12.
• “Bolero,” a ballet by Stefano Giannetti, 7:30 p.m. July 4.
• “Pariser Leben,” an operetta by Jacques Offenbach, 7:30 p.m.
July 9.
For details, call 0631-3675-209 or visit www.pfalztheater.de.

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:
• Hole Full of Love pays tribute to 70s AC/DC, 8 p.m. today. Cancelled.
• NATO Jazz Night with U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, Big Band of Koblenz-based Army Band, Dixie Group of Musique Militaire Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €19. Net proceeds go to NATO Music Festival Foundation.
• The band Still Collins covers songs by Phil Collins and Genesis, 8 p.m. June 26. Tickets cost €20.
• The band The Doors of Perception covers songs by The Doors, 8 p.m. June 27. Tickets cost €15.
• The music group Quartchêto from Brazil presents Latin music, 8 p.m. July 10. Tickets cost €20.
For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:
• The Kaiserslautern University presents its summer ball, “Welcome to the Cabaret,” 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €15. For reservations, call 0631-205-5041.
• The Pfalztheater Orchestra presents works by Sergej Rachmaninow and Sergej Prokofjew, 8 p.m. June 26. Tickets cost from €17 to €25.
• Jazz Stage meets France with five musicians, 8 p.m. July 3. Tickets cost €14.
For tickets, call Kaiserslautern Tourist-Info at 0631-365-2317.

Kaiserslautern, Volkspark (duck pond at the corner of Entersweiler- and Donnersberger Strasse):
• Outdoor concert with the Rittersberg Big Band with Big Band Jazz, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Snacks and beverages are available in bistro. Children’s adventure playground is next to music pavilion.

Bildhaus Musikclub Ventil, Hahnbacherhof 2, 67701 Schallodenbach:
• The band Forty Eight covers songs by the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, 8 p.m. Saturday. For details, visit www.bildhaus.info.

Landstuhl Stadthalle:
• “Gospel Meets Classic,” a charity concert for Mom/Dad has cancer with American singer Deidra Jones and 18 musicians, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €22. For more information, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de or call 06371-92340.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Bürgers:
• Troy Sneed, Trini Massie and Jana Mitten present a gospel concert, 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €20. For details, call 0162-5178347.

Waldmohr, historical backyard of Bürgerhaus, Saarpfalzstrasse 12:
• Sundowner concert with band Grieser Sesamegewerfelde, 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:
• “Death and the Maiden,” a thriller by Ariel Dorfman, through July 11. 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:
• “Esame di Mezzanotte,” an opera, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and June 26.
• “Turandot,” an opera by Giacomo Puccini, in Italian, 7 p.m. June 27. Visit www.nationaltheater-mannheim.de for details.


• Kaiserslautern Gartenschau, through Oct. 31. Special events: Sunday: Environmental Day with games and activities. Protestant worship service, 11 a.m. in willow church. Music in the park with brass music, 2:30 p.m. New flower show with music and cake, “Timeout,” 3 p.m. in flower hall, to July 19. Lego display in exhibition hall to June 30. Opening hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost €7 for adults and €3 for children. For details, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de.
• Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden open through Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, visit www.japanischergarten.de.
• Miesenbach, Waldstrasse, Seewoog festival, today to Sunday.
• Potzbach (part of Winnweiler), fountain fest, 6 p.m. Saturday.
• Obermoschel to Waldgrehweiler, car-free Moschel valley, road L379 is closed to motorized traffic, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Bikers and hikers find music, children’s activities, culinary specialties in five locations along the 10-kilometer route.
• Wachenheim/German Wine Street, castle and wine fest, today to Sunday.
• Annweiler-Gräfenhausen, burgundy wine fest, Saturday and Sunday.

Flea markets:

• Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Center (across from Daenner Kaserne), 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
• Kaiserslautern, Merkurstrasse, festgrounds near BMW dealer, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
• Mehlingen, Abtstrasse 25a, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
• Bad Dürkheim, Saline (saltworks in Kurpark), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
• Grünstadt, Kaufland, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
• Saarlouis, Grosser Markt, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Zweibrücken, Schlossplatz, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.


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Vintage vehicles on display

Kaiserslautern sponsors the ninth Kaiserslautern Classics 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can experience the history of motor vehicles in the center of town. Vintage vehicles, newer cars, motorcycles and utility vehicles are on display  in all pedestrian zones, on Martinsplatz, around Stiftskirche, on Schillerplatz, at Altenhof and on the parking lot near the city hall. There is live music and stores stay open until 8 p.m.

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Carnival, market

Winnweiler holds its annual Johannismarkt with carnival Saturday to Monday on Schlossplatz. At 8 p.m. Saturday, the band Favorits provides live music. Sunday, the animal and farmers market opens at 11 a.m. Musical performances start at 3 p.m. Stores are open 2 to 6 p.m. The Funhouse offers activities for youth and  children.