Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – March 17, 2017

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Mountain run to castle in Landstuhl
The running club LLG Landstuhl starts its 20th Nanstein Mountain Run at 3 p.m. Saturday from Sickingensporthalle, Kaiserstrasse 128 in Landstuhl, uphill to Nanstein Castle. Starting fee is €7 for adults and €3 for students. For details, visit www.llg-landstuhl.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:

• Night of the Dance presents Irish Dance Reloaded, 8 p.m. today.

• Charity gala, “It’s only a game,” with music from movies, musicals and computer games, 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

• “Die Perlenfischer,” an opera by Goerges Bizet, in French, 3 p.m. Sunday (last performance; childcare available).

• “Anatevka,” Fiddler on the Roof, a musical by Jerry Bock, in German, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25 and 31, and April 15 and 29.

• “Dogville,” a play by Lars von Trier, in German, 6 p.m. March 26, and 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 27.

• “Zykuls,” a dance performance by James Sutherland with music by Benjamin Britten, Philip Glass and Samuel Barber, 7:30 p.m. April 1, 25, 28, and 3 p.m. April 16.

• Komoedie im Dunkeln,” comedy in the dark, a play by Peter Shaffer, in German, 7:30 p.m. April 5, 12 and 22.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• The band Nachtgeschrei presents folk rock and medieval metal, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €20.

• Mid-finale: Snipes Jam Session vs. 101N1 Freestyle Battle with hip hop and rap, 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €8.

• Singer and songwriter Pippo Pollina from Sicily and the Palermo Acoustic Quintet perform 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €28.

• The band Jeden Tag Silvester performs pop rock, 8 p.m. March 25. Tickets cost €19.

• German singer Andreas Kuemmert presents rock, blues, folk and R&B, 8 p.m. March 31. Tickets cost €27.

• Nuit de la Chanson with singer Pauline Ngoc and various musicians performing French chansons, 8 p.m. April 1. Tickets cost €19.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern perform a concert with pianist Martin Stadtfeld presenting works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Anton Bruckner, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €17 to €26.

• The Chinese National Circus presents “The Grand Hongkong Hotel,” 7:30 p.m. March 30. Tickets range from €30 to €40.

• Jazz Stage meets Countertenor and Choir, 8 p.m. March 31. Tickets cost €15.

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

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

• The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbruecken Kaiserslautern with pianist Michael Rische present works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Joseph Haydn, 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:

• The band Roxxbusters presents songs from the 1970s and 1980s by Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Supertramp, Pink Foyd, U2 and Aerosmith, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €14.

• Country Night with James Everett Band presenting American country music, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €12.

• “Laura’s Star,” a children’s musical, 5 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets cost €7.60 to €9.80 for children and €9.80 to €14.20 for adults.

• Medieval dinner with entertainment by imperial knight Reinhard and his gleeman, 7:30 p.m. March 31. The dinner consists of potato soup, haxen, chicken, cabbage, potatoes, noodles, dessert, beer, wine, water. Cost is €49.

• The Mainz Chamber Orchestra presents classical music like serenades and divertimenti, 5 p.m. April 2. Tickets cost €12.

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

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• The band Acoustic Colour present songs by Jamie Cullum, Michael Buble, Al Jarreau, Sting, Duke Ellington and Paul Simon, 7 p.m. March 29. Tickets cost €12. For additional information and tickets, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “Handbagged,” a comedy by Moira Buffini, in English, today to April 30. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuedays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays. For details, visit www.english-theatre.org.

Nationaltheater Mannheim, Am Goetheplatz:

• “Aida,” an opera by Guiseppe Verid, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and March 25.

• “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria,” an opera by Claudio Monteverdi, in Italian, 7 p.m. March 22 and 24.

For more information, visit www.nationaltheater-mannheim.de.

Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:

• “Othello,” a drama by Willliam Shakespeare, in German, 7:30 p.m. March 25.

• “Der Liebestrank,” an opera by Gaetano Donizetti, in Italian, 6 p.m. March 26 and 7:30 p.m. March 31.

• “West Side Story,” a musical in German, with music by Leonard Bernstein, 7:30 p.m. March 30.

For additional information, visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de or call 0681-3092-486.


Kaiserslautern, Stiftsplatz, German-Dutch cloth (material) market with more than 80 vendors selling cloth to make clothes, curtains, decorations, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Kaiserslautern, spring market with activities, special offers, Saturday and Sunday; stores open 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more inforation, see article on Page 11.

Mehlbach, Glockenturm (bell tower), burning of winter starts with torch walk to fire station, 7 p.m. today; winter goulash, beer and sodas will be served.

Obermoschel, Luitpoldstrasse 4, model train and toy swap meet, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and March 25 and 26.

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.

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Interface display
The Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern displays “Interfaces” with works of artists from the 20th and 21st century, through Aug. 6. Works are made of different materials such as varnish on paper cut by Gabriele Basch (pictured). For more information, visit www.mpk.de.