February 8 to 10 Tips for the weekend in Bonn and the region

Bonn/Region · There is a lot going on in Bonn and the region at the weekend - from a Night Watchman Tour to Miss Saigon: Here’s our list of tips for the next few days.

Historical Night Watchman Tour

An English-Language night watchman tour of Bonn in the year 1698 is taking place on Friday, February 8th, starting at 7pm from the Brassert Ufer: Travel with the night watchman through Bonn. Take a walk through the darker, wilder sides of the city. These were dangerous times and the tasks which faced the night watchman meant that it was certainly not an easy job. Apart from dealing with the normal rabble and riff-raff in and around the city, the electoral capital of Bonn was threatened in the 17th century by war, fire and pestilence with the bubonic plague. A hardened man, tough and well experienced, who could deal with any situation which might crop up, was required in order to watch over the city at night and ensure the safety of its citizens. He's certainly many's a tale to tell about his often challenging job: How the Dutch invading forces entrenched themselves on the Parson's cap in the Rhine before finally retreating, to be replaced by Spanish forces.

Beatles Sing-Along: WITH A LITTLE HELP.....from Lennox & Matt

As Paul McCartney sang, come and sing to a song that was a hit before your mother was born. Songs from the Beatles have literally provided the soundtracks to our lives around the globe. We all know the melodies and at least some of the words. Lennox & Matt will be providing lyrics and musical accompaniment as well as trivia and anecdotes to various Beatles hits. You know all the songs, if you don't know all the words, we'll HELP!

Matthew Sonnicksen, apart from being a Storyteller and Educator, is a musician who has been active in the Rheinland with the "Favourite hits from Film & Television" Band The MadSonix. As well, he tours as a guest musician with various bands throughout central Europe. His professional musical career had several highlights in the USA including playing with the Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon, among others as well as being the studio guitarist on several platinum recordings. Jean Lennox is a coach, artist and musician. Her courses on learning English through singing are consistently fully booked. She performs with an orchestra, a klezmer band, as well as performing mining songs in Bochum. Lennox has also recently published a book of English folk songs. The Beatles Sing-Along concert is one of several joint ventures between the two.

  • When? Saturday, doors will open at 10:30 am, the session begins promptly at 11:00 am. There will be a short break and the event will finish by 1 p.m.
  • Where? Café on the Heiderhof, Bonner Eiszeit, Akazienweg 2-10, 53177 Bonn
  • Info? Participation is free but donations are welcome, recommend reserving at 0228 20767116 or info@bonner-eiszeit.de

Science Rally

Those who would like to spend Saturday in a different way have the opportunity to do so at the university's twelfth science rally. The event is intended for young explorers aged 13 to 17. The programme includes GPS coordinates, fossils and gems, robots, solar systems and various experiments.

  • Where? Foyer at Meinhard-Heinze Haus, Poppelsdorfer Allee 49, 53115 Bonn, Germany
  • When? Saturday between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Tickets? Free of charge, registration at cams.ukb.uni-bonn.de
  • Further information? www.uni-bonn.de

Bonn Fingerstyle Festival

For the third time Markus Segschneider will be in Oberkassel on Sunday. During the 1st Bonn Fingerstyle-Festival he will present his skills on the guitar. In 2017 both the debut CD of the newly founded band "Markus Segschneider´s Playground" and the current solo CD "Earth Tones" were released. In Oberkassel he also presents new pieces.

  • Where? Cultural Centre Altes Rathaus, Königswinterer Straße 720, 53227 Bonn-Oberkassel
  • When? Sunday from 11 am
  • Tickets? Admission free, donations welcome

Family Day at the City Museum

The Family Day at the Stadtmuseum Bonn offers a journey through the centuries with various theme and costume tours as well as a bilingual children's programme. This time the focus is on France: the themes are "East and West Franconia and the Treaty of Bonn in November 921", "The years 1673 to 1703" and "Adenauer and the visit of the French President de Gaulle to Bonn in 1962“.

  • Where? Bonn City Museum, Franziskanerstrasse 9, 53113 Bonn
  • When? Sunday from 2.30 pm
  • Tickets? Six Euro for adults, four Euro for children
  • Further information? http://www.bonn.de

Ehrlich Brothers in Cologne

The Ehrlich Brothers conjure twice this Sunday in Cologne. The brothers Andreas and Chris Ehrlich have been on tour since autumn 2016 with their programme "Magie - Träume erleben" ("Magic - Experience dreams"). They present a mixture of new illusions and trend-setting magic on stage.

  • Where? Lanxess-Arena, Willy-Brandt-Platz, 50679 Cologne, Germany
  • When? Sunday at 1pm and 6pm
  • Tickets? Advance sale: from 47 Euro www.bonnticket.de

Miss Saigon in Cologne

A love story in the shadow of the Vietnam War. This is the subject of the musical blockbuster "Miss Saigon", which will be performed several times in Cologne this weekend. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary, a new production was created under the direction of theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh, which will be presented in Cologne with opulent images and emotional songs.

  • Where? Musical Dome, Goldgasse 1, 50668 Cologne, Germany
  • When? Friday, 7.30 pm, Saturday at 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm and 7 pm
  • Tickets? Advance sale: from 39,50 Euro at www.bonnticket.de

Sampling of museums and exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

  • Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck Exhibitions: A current schedule can be found on the website (English): arpmuseum.org Hans-Arp-Allee 1, 53424 Remagen, (02228) 94250
  • Bundeskunsthalle Exhibitions: A current listing and opening hours can be found on the website (English) Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4., (0228) 91710
  • Deutsches Museum Bonn: A current listing can be found on the website: deutsches-museum.de (English)
  • Bad Godesberg, Ahrstr. 45, 10am - 6pm, (0228) 302255, For more information on children’s programmes: (0228) 302 256, E-Mail
  • Kunstmuseum: A current listing can be found on the website (English).Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11am-6pm, (0228) 776260
  • LVR Landesmuseum: A current listing can be found here: times on website (English).Colmanstr. 14-16, (0228) 2070351

Cinemas offering English-language movies:

Want to see a movie in English? The following theaters normally offer at least a couple of movies in English.

Films labeled with OV (Orig. version) or Omu (Orig. version with German subtitles) are generally in English unless otherwise noted, i.e. (Russ) = Russian, (Frz) = French.

Or check out the GA-Kinofinder tap in your location and then select the OV Original Version.

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(Original text: GA Bonn / Translation: Mareike Graepel)

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