Was ist los? — May 26, 2017

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

May carnival offers Dollar Day today
Kaiserslautern’s May carnival at Messeplatz fairgrounds continues today to Monday. Today is Dollar Day, when most vendors and ride owners let American customers pay in their own currency at an exchange rate of one to one. The carnival closes out with a fireworks display after darkness Monday, around 10 p.m. Traditionally during May carnival, stores in the center are open 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. — Photo by City of Kaiserslautern

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:

• “Das Abschiedsdinner,” a comedy by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière, in German, 8 p.m. today, Sunday, Wednesday, June 2, 4, 17 and 22.

• “Anatevka,” Fiddler on the Roof, a musical by Jerry Bock, in German, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and June 28, and 6 p.m. June 24.

• “Zyklus,” a dance performance by James Sutherland with music by Benjamin Britten, Philip Glass and Samuel Barber, 7:30 p.m. June 2 and 17 (meet and greet with Sutherland and the dancers after both performances).

• “The Tempest,” a play by William Shakespeare with music by Henry Purcell, in German and English,
7:30 p.m. June 3, 9, 21, 23 and 30.

• “Neda Der Ruf,” an opera by Irani composer Nader Mashayekhi, 7:30 p.m. June 10, 13 and 29.

• Komoedie im Dunkeln,” comedy in the dark, a play by Peter Shaffer, in German, 3 p.m. June 11 (last performance; childcare offered).

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

Kammgarn Kaiserslautern:

• Majoe presents rap and hip hop, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost €22.90.

• Gee Dee and friends play a tribute to Alphonse Mouzon, 8 p.m.
June 3. Tickets cost €18.

• Stephan Flesch and special guest Donnielle Graves present soft pop and soul, 8 p.m. June 9. Tickets cost €24.

• K-Town double concert with Blue Mace & Friends and Polski Beat, 8 p.m. June 10. Tickets cost €18.

• Sound of the World Festival of Cultures with Gisela Joao from Portugal presenting fado, 8 p.m. June 15; Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkesta with Balkan pop, 8 p.m. June 16; and Inna Modja from Mali with Motown soul, Sahel Sahara blues, hip hop,
8 p.m. June 17. Daily tickets cost €17; the festival ticket is €35.

For more information, visit

• Arts exhibition, “From abstract to figurative How much body does a person need,” 6 p.m. June 3 to June 17, on concert days.

Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern:

• Jazz Stage meets Marimba with guest Nora El-Ruheibany playing the marimbaphone, 8 p.m. June 9. Tickets cost €15.

• The Kaiserslautern County Symphony Orchestra presents springtime pieces by Gade, Glasunow, Smetana and Elgar, 5 p.m. June 11. Tickets cost €12 to €26.

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

JUZ (Youth Center), Steinstrasse 47, Kaiserslautern:

• A rock and pop students’ concert features the bands High Voltage and Midis, 7:30 p.m. June 2. Tickets cost €5. For details, visit www.juz-kl.de.

Kaiserslautern, Stiftskirche, Stiftsplatz:

• “A Little Market Music” with the ensemble In Tone, noon Saturday. Admission is free; donations are welcome.

Kaiserslautern, beer garden, Bremerhof 1:

• Musical Summer with the band Krueger Rockt, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.

Bildhaus, Musikclub Ventil, Hahnbacherhof 2, Schallodenbach:

• The band Schlappschnut presents rock and pop in Palatinate dialect and German, 8 p.m. June 3. The park and gallery opens 11 a.m. to
7 p.m. June 4. Admission is free.
For details, visit bildhaus.info.

Landstuhl Stadthalle:

• The duo Jessica Riemer and Scarlett Enkler present an “Italian Evening” with classical music,
7 p.m. June 7. Tickets cost €12.

For details and tickets, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de.

English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7, Frankfurt:
    • “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a masterpiece of mystery and suspense by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, through June 30. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, visit www.english-theatre.org.
     Saarbruecken, Saarlaendisches Staatstheater, Schillerplatz 1:
• “Othello,” by William Shakespeare, in German, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.theater-saarbruecken.de or call 0681-3092-486.

Nationaltheater Mannheim, Am Goetheplatz:
    • “Madama Butterfly,” an opera by Giacomo Puccini, in Italian,
7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• “New Steps Bolero,” a dance performance with music by Maurice Ravel, Greg Haines, Claude Debussy, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and June 11.

For more information, visit

May fest in Maikammer
Maikammer celebrates May fest today to Sunday. Visitors can taste regional wines, enjoy music and watch a former times parade, which starts 5 p.m. Saturday. Maikammer is between Neustadt/German Wine Street and Edenkoben; visit www.maikammer.de — Courtesy photo

Kaiserslautern, Gartenschau (dino park) with flower shows, lego display, exhibitions, water playground, miniature golf court. Special events on Saturday: brick film presentations 2 p.m. in the event hall; Sunday: Protestant service with choir Kontakte, 11 a.m. in willow church. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to Oct. 31. For details, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de.

Kaiserslautern, Japanese Garden, Am Abendsberg 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.japanischergarten.de.

Kaiserslautern, stores are open
1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Waldmohr, first weekly market with vegetables, fruit, flowers, honey, soap, clothes, food specialties, music, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Winnweiler, “Buildings on Fire” features fire shows, late night shopping, music, fashion shows, children’s activities, 6 p.m. to midnight today.

Bruecken (north of Schoenenberg-Kuebelberg), wine fest with music, 6 p.m. today and Saturday.

Steinweiler (south of Landau), historical village fest with craftsmanship demonstrations, medieval camp, guided tours, food, wines, music, today to Sunday.

Weisenheim/Berg (southwest of Gruenstadt), wine fest, today to Sunday.

Bad Duerkheim, city fest, today to Sunday.
Flea markets:

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

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

Neustadt, Decathlon parking lot, Louis-Escande Strasse 30, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. Saturday.

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