BONN / REGION And all that jazz… Beside Circus Roncalli there are some cool highlights for young and old in Bonn and the region this weekend. Here’s an overview of the events which are particularly recommendable in the coming days.
1) Festival of good mood in Bad Neuenahr
The colourful street festival in the city centre of Bad Neuenahr attracts on this weekend with stands of artists, craftsmen, associations and regional companies. Music and dance groups fill the programme until late in the evening. The city invites you to socialize with young and old, pop fans and rock lovers.
Where: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler When: Friday 24 May from 5 pm; Sat, 25 May from 11 am; Sun, 26 May from 11 am More info: https://www.bad-neuenahr-ahrweiler.de/gute-laune/
2) Cavewoman at the Haus der Springmaus
Ramona Krönke has "practical tips for the attitude and care of a relationship-suitable partner“ as Cavewoman Heike in the Haus der Springmaus. The solo show is one of the most successful in Germany. With a lot of humour Cavewoman Heike settles accounts with the self-proclaimed "Gentlemen of Creation": It's about sex, lies and remote controls – she even uses the last hours before her wedding to bring her teachings to the woman and of course to the man.
3) Circus Roncalli
Until 1 June, the artists will be performing in Bonn's Stadtgarten next to the university. The city and the circus have a special history, because more than 40 years ago Roncalli celebrated its world premiere on the Hofgartenwiese. After the anniversary tour in 2017, the Circus Roncalli returns to Bonn with its new programme "Storyteller: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow“. In the show Roncalli offers old traditions without shutting out the future. Previous animal numbers will be replaced by holograms, because the circus has been animal-free for two years now. Roncalli's programme features 120 artists and clowns who quickly grip the audience and bring the guests into their very own world.
4) Lars Redlich - Lars but not least!
He is the thermomix among the small artists: Lars Redlich knows hip hop, soprano aria, rocker and diva, he rewrites hits like "Mandy" and "Ladies' Night", but also performs his own songs. With this wild genre mix he proves a lot of imagination and humour. No wonder, because Redlich had roles in numerous famous musicals (among others Grease and Rocky Horror Show). In Siegburg he performs with his mix of show, comedy and music cabaret, which has already earned him several awards.
Where: Stadtmuseum in the Kulturhaus, Am Markt 46, 53721 Siegburg When: Friday, 24 May, 8 p.m.Tickets: from 14 Euro, call 02241 102-7410
5) The White Album Project: "The Beatles go Jazz
“ The Beatles' "White Album" was released in autumn 1968 - an extraordinary album not only because of its stylistic range, but also because of its pure white cover. Five musicians from Bonn with very different musical backgrounds want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the White Album. At the Drehwerk in Wachtberg they present their own interpretation of the songs, which reveals their preference for jazz with surprising sounds and new variations. The Beatles' joy of experimenting is not going to be left out.
Where: Drehwerk 17|19, Töpferstr. 17-19, 53343 Wachtberg, Germany When: Friday, 24 May, 8 p.m., admission from 6.30 p.m.Tickets: from 11,40 Euro at ga.de/tickets or by phone 02225 708 17 19
6) Guided tour: Above the roofs of Bonn
From the roof of the Stadthaus, participants are given an unusual view of Bonn, outstanding buildings and architectural contexts under expert guidance. They will be able to enjoy the view of the various districts and the beautiful countryside outside the city limits and learn about the historical and current background of Bonn and the region. Afterwards you have the opportunity to take a tour of the city centre. Note: For the ascent to the roof of the town house you should be a good walker. After taking the elevator to the 17th floor, you will have to climb a further 70 steps.
Where: Stadthaus Bonn, Windeckstr. 1, 53111 Bonn When: Friday, 24 May, 16 to 17.30 hrsTickets: from 5 Euro at ga.de/tickets Phone: 0228 775000
7) Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Feel like going to the museum again? The exhibition Michael Jackson: On the Wall will be shown at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn. The exhibition offers interesting perspectives, especially for fans of the influential pop star. But also for art fans, because: Michael Jackson's influence on contemporary art remained unknown for a long time. After all, he is the most frequently portrayed figure in the media world since Andy Warhol first used his painting in 1982. The exhibition shows the singer's influence on personalities of the visual arts in several generations and media. There are works by more than 40 artists from all over the world.
Where: Bundeskunsthalle, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn, Germany When: daily from 10 to 18 o'clock Admission: from 6,50 Euro Photo: epdA Michael Jackson show can be seen in the Bundeskunsthalle.
8) Documentation site Government bunker
The former government bunker in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler has been open to interested visitors since 2008. The government bunker had been planned since 1950 and the former Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was also involved. The government bunker in the Ahr valley is one of the most secret buildings in Germany.
Where: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Am Silberberg When: 06.04. to 10.11.2019, Wed, Sat, Sun and on holidays from 10 to 16.30 o'clock, Note: The starting times of the approx. 1.5 hour guided tours depend on the number of visitors. Admission: 10 Euro adults, 9 Euro reduced (pensioners, severely handicapped), 7 Euro reduced (for pupils, students), 5 Euro children and teenagers from 12-16 years, up to twelve years admission freePhone: 02641 9117053
9) Divas travesty revue with real guys
Since September 2018, the theatre palace of the "artificial artist family" Malente has been located on Godesberger Allee. The family stands for successful and musical entertainment theatre and has performed for many years with its programmes in various comedy houses. Now the family has settled down with its theatre palace in Bad Godesberg. Currently "Divas - a travesty revue with real guys" is showing.
Where: Malentes Theater Palast, Bad Godesberg, Godesberger Allee 69 When: Sun 4pm Wed, Th, Fr, Sa 4.30 pm; Sa 3.30 pmTickets: between 25 and 59 Euro at ga.de/ticketsphone: 0228 42222230
10) New Orleans Jazz Band of Cologne
The New Orleans Jazz Band of Cologne focuses on a traditional and authentic New Orleans Jazz style. The seven-piece group has been in existence for six decades in 2019 and has always remained true to its musical style, even though the line-up has changed from time to time.
Where: Beer garden of the park restaurant Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20 When: 2 to 5 pmPhone: 0228 374030
11) Jazz festival in Bonn
The Jazzfest Bonn will take place until 31 May. World-class artists and stars of the German scene will perform in double concerts with young up-and-coming musicians and regional jazz greats. The musicians will present their own compositions and contemporary interpretations of well-known works. This year there will be 25 concerts on twelve evenings. Tickets are still available for the double concert of the Julia Hülsmann octet and the Yellowjackets at the University of Bonn on Sunday.
Where: University of Bonn When: Sunday, 26 May, 19 hrs Tickets: from 26,45 Euro at ga.de/tickets