Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights

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:

• “Pariser Leben,” an operetta by Jacques Offenbach, 7:30 p.m. today.

• “Irrelohe,” an opera by Franz Schreker, in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and May 8.

• “Begegnungen! 3,” a choir project with the Pfalztheater Choir and people from the area, 6 p.m. Sunday and April 25.

• Second children’s chamber concert, “Die Arche Noah,” 11 a.m. Sunday.

• “Everyman,” a rock mystery with the progressive metal band Vanden Plas, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, May, 5, 9 and 15, and 6 p.m. May 3 and 24.

• “Yellow Line,” a comedy in German, 6 p.m. April 26 and 7:30 p.m. May 6 and 28.

• Fifth chamber concert with works by Ravel, Debussy, Jolivet and Takemitsu, 11 a.m. April 26.

• “Rigoletto,” an opera by Guiseppe Verdi, in Italian, 7:30 p.m. April 30 and May 29, and 3 p.m. May 17.

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Kammgarn International Jazz Festival, today and Saturday. For details on performers and locations, visit www.kammgarn.de.

• Kissin’ Dynamite presents heavy metal, 8 p.m. April 24. Tickets  cost €19.

• The band Kellerkommando presents rap mixed with rock and German folk, 8 p.m. April 25. Tickets cost €14.

• The band Celtica presents pipes rock, 8 p.m. April 29. Tickets cost €18.

• “Nuit de la Chanson” features  singers presenting various French chansons, 8 p.m. April 30. Tickets cost €17.

• No Music in Ktown features newcomers, 8 p.m. May 2. Tickets cost €8.

• Annett Louisan performs German songs, 8 p.m. May 5. Tickets
cost €37.

• The German band Triosence presents jazz, 8 p.m. May 7. Tickets cost €19.

For more information, visit www.kammgarn.de.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• The Pfalztheater Orchestra presents “Till Eulenspiegel,” by Richard Strauss, 11 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost €8.

• The German Radio Philharmonics Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern presents “Beethoven’s World,” 8 p.m. April 24. Tickets cost 17 to €25.

• The Pfalztheater Orchestra presents “Romeo und Julia,” with works by Peter Tschaikowsky, Sergej Prokofjew and Leonard Bernstein, 5 p.m. May 3. Tickets cost €12 to €25.

For tickets, call Kaiserslautern Tourist-Info at 0631-365-2317.

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• Newcomer Again features rock pop bands of Emmerich-Smola Music School and Music Academy, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €5.50. For more information, visit www.juz-kl.de.

Stiftskirche, Stiftsplatz, Kaiserslautern:

• Celtic Nights with the duo Kelpie, 8 p.m. today. Tickets cost €16.

Ramstein-Miesenbach, Haus des Bürgers:

• Räuber live in concert, a 2-hour concert program by five musicians from Cologne with popular German songs, 8 p.m. April 24. Tickets cost €28.50 to €34.

• Country night with the band R.E.A.C.H., 8 p.m. April 25. Tickets cost €12.

• Pianist Stephan Schappé presents “Classic without limits,” a piano night with works by Schumann, Bizet, Piazolla, Eric Carmen, Tonci Huljic, 5 p.m. April 26. Tickets cost €12.

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

Krickenbach, Mehrzweckhalle:

• The singing association Liederkranz Krickenbach sponsors a spring concert with the USAFE band Touch ‘n Go, 7 p.m. Saturday. A DJ performs after the concert. Admission is free.

Saarbrücken, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:

• “The Black Rider,” a musical by Tom Waits, Willliam S. Burroughs and Robert Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 and 29. For more information, visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de or call 0681-3092-486.

Nationaltheater Mannheim, am Goetheplatz:

• “L’Elisir d’Amore,” an opera, in Italian, by Gaetano Donizetti, 8 p.m. Saturday.

• Romeo and Julia,” a ballet by Kevin O’Day, 7:30 p.m. April 25.

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

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:

• “Other Desert Cities,” a sizzling comedy of family secrets by Jon Robin Baitz, through May 31. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit www.english-theatre.org.

• Kaiserslautern Gartenschau, through Oct. 31. Special events on Sunday: Catholic worship service in willow church 11 a.m. Music in park with newcomer Michael Riva 2:30 p.m. on open-air stage. New flower show opens with music 3 p.m. in flower hall. 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

• Winnweiler, Jewish Museum, Schlosstrasse 37, reopens with special display 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Flea markets:

• Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Center (across from Daenner Kaserne), 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

• Kaiserslautern, Merkurstrasse, festgrounds near BMW dealer, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

• Kaiserslautern, Opel parking lot, Portal 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

• Mehlingen, former Penny market (Tannenstrasse), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

• Bad Dürkheim, Saline (saltworks in Kurpark), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Heidelberg, Messplatz, Kirchheimerstrasse, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

• Strasbourg, France, Place de Bordeaux, Pavilion K, European antique fair, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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