Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – March 24, 2017

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Welcome spring in Forst
Forst, along the German Wine Street, says good-bye to winter with a summer day parade and play Sunday. Forst residents perform the “Hanselfingerhut Fest” play at 2 p.m. near the northern exit of the village and at 3:30 p.m. in front of Felix-Christoph-Traberger-Halle. Forst is a wine-growing community located between Deidesheim and Bad Duerkheim. For details, visit www.forst-pfalz.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:

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

• “Dogville,” a play by Lars von Trier, in German, 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. April 4, 8 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 and 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 Jeden Tag Silvester performs pop rock, 8 p.m. Saturday. 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.

• International Jazz Festival:

  • April 6: the band Hildegard lernt fliegen, 8 p.m.
  • April 7: South Korean pianist and singer Younee, 8 p.m.; Joscha Stefan Trio, 9:30; and British singer Julia Biel, 11 p.m.
  • April 8: Michael Reis Trio, 8 p.m.; Mare Nostrum: Richard Galliano & Jan Lundgren & Paolo Fresu, 9:30 p.m.; and trumpet player Joo Kraus & Tales in Tones Trio, 11 p.m.
  • April 9: Jazz Words Quartett An homage to Ella Fitzgerald, 11 a.m. The festival ticket is €57.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

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

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

• Quatuor Sine Nomine presents Johannes Brahms’ string sextetts B-Dur op. 18 and G-Dur op. 36, 8 p.m. April 6. Tickets cost €14, €20 and €25.

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

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• The band Soul Research presents a funk and soul show, 8 p.m. today.

• The trash metal bands Warfield, Schizophrenia and Fusion Bomb perform 8 p.m. March 31.

Tickets for each concert cost €7.50. For details, visit www.juz-kl.de.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Buergers:

• 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.

• The party band Habachtaler unplugged plays a concert not on stage, but among the audience sitting at tables, 8 p.m. April 8. Tickets cost €14.

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. Wednesday. Tickets cost €12. For details and tickets, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

Weilerbach, Protestant church:

• Gregorianik meets Pop, a concert with the Gregorian Voices, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost €22.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “Handbagged,” a comedy by Moira Buffini, in English, 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:

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

• “Aida,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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. Saturday.

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

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

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


Kaiserslautern, Schulzentrum Sued, Im Stadtwald, 36th half marathon, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.tsg-kl.de.

Otterberg, Stadthalle, Hinkelstein hiking marathon and trail run, Sunday. Marathon starts at 7:30 a.m., half-marathon at 8 a.m., and trail run at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.hinkelsteinweg.de.

Weilerbach, spring awakening with open stores, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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

Pirmasens, Messplatz, street food festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Gleiszellen-Gleishorbach, almond blossom fest, Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Saarlouis, Ikea, Im Hader 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Zweibruecken, women’s flea market, Discoplex A8, Contwigerhangstrasse 4, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Voelklingen, Globus, Rathausstrasse 53, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Symphony concert
The German State Philharmonics Rheinland-Pfalz and pianist Frank Dupree present a symphony concert with works by Peter Tschaikowsky and Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Pirmasens Festhalle, Volksgartenstrasse 12. Tickets range from €11 to €22. For advance tickets, email kartenverkauf@pirmasens.de.