Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – March 31, 2017

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Gartenschau opens Saturday
The Kaiserslautern Gartenschau (dino park) opens its doors for the new season Saturday. At 2 p.m., the Aristocrats present a world of princes and dukes, dreams, acrobatics, juggling and fun. Flower shows, exhibitions including a new Lego display, musical performances and children’s activities will be available through Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.gartenschau-kl.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. today and April 15 and 29.

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

• “Dogville,” a play by Lars von Trier, in German, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and April 8 and 27.

• Komoedie im Dunkeln,” “Comedy in the Dark,” a play by Peter Shaffer, in German, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and April 12 and 22.

• “Beben,” a play in German by Maria Milisavljevic, 8 p.m. April 13, 19, 21, 25 and 28.

• “Die Csardasfuerstin,” an operetta by Emmerich Kalman, in German, 7:30 p.m. April 21 (for the last time).

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

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

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

• International Jazz Festival:

  • Thursday: 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:

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

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

• The German State Philharmonics Rheinland-Pfalz present works by Evard Grieg, Aribert Reimann and Ernest Chausson, 8 p.m. April 21. Tickets cost €17, €23 and €26.

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

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• The trash metal bands Warfield, Schizophrenia and Fusion Bomb perform 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €7.50.

• Salsa disco with DJ Alamba, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost €5.

• JA!ZZVEAU Kaiserslautern presents Ro Gebhardt and Band playing pop, jazz and funk, 8 p.m. April 27. Tickets 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. today. The dinner consists of potato soup, haxen, chicken, cabbage, potatoes, noodles, dessert, beer, wine and water. Cost is €49.

• The Mainz Chamber Orchestra presents classical music like serenades and divertimenti, 5 p.m. Sunday. 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:

• Duo Bellevue presents “Raspberry Icecream and a Sashing Beetle,” a show talking about the economic miracle in Germany in the 1950s and 1960s, with old hits, stories and parodies, 7 p.m. April 12. Tickets cost €12. For more information and tickets, visit ww.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

Otterberg, Abbey Church:

• Vocal ensemble Man(n) Singt presents “Passio,” 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost €15.

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:

• “Gesicht der Nacht,” choreographies by Frank Fannar Pederson from Iceland and Stephan Toss, 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 28.

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

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

Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:

• “Der Liebestrank,” an opera by Gaetano Donizetti, in Italian, 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday and April 23.

• “Othello,” a drama by Willliam Shakespeare, in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday and April 21 and 28, and 6 p.m. April 9.

• “West Side Story,” a musical in German, with music by Leonard Bernstein, 6 p.m. Sunday and April 14 and 18, and 7:30 p.m. April 13.

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


Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau (dino ark) reopens Saturday with flower shows, lego display, exhibitions, water playground. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct. 31. For details, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de.

Heiligenmoschel, Tennisplatz, burning of winter, 7 p.m. Saturday. Food and beverages are available.

Zweibruecken, open stores, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Pirmasens, landgrave days with arts and crafts, vendors, medieval shows and music, today to Sunday; stores open 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Flea markets:

Mehlingen, Mehrzweckhalle, second-hand-bazaar for females, 8 to 10 p.m. today.

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

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

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German-French market
Mittelbrunn offers a German-French farmers market Sunday with 40 vendors presenting products such as ham, lamb, game, cheese, pasta, marmalade, honey, juices, oil, organic wines and liquor. All products are from the Palatinate Forest or North Vosges. Local ceramics artist Annette Brauer presents her objects in Kirchenstrasse.