Bonn Despite the cold, there is some hot stuff going on in Bonn this weekend. Especially in the theatre halls there is a lot to explore. Here are our weekend tips.
On Wednesday the new show "Berlin Berlin" will also celebrate its premiere in the Rhineland. The 30-member ensemble will transport visitors to the flair of Berlin in the golden 20s. Glittering sequined dresses and the musical swing of the "Roaring Twenties" fill the pubs of the capital. Greats such as Marlene Dietrich, entertainer Josephine Baker and the Comedian Harmonists also present the sins and ecstasies of the important time.
Where: Musical Dome, Goldgasse 1, 50668 Cologne
When: Friday. 7.30 pm (other dates until 2 February)
Exhibition: Curiosities without borders
Book or no book, that is the question here. In the coming exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle, the special rarities that are no longer considered "normal" books will be presented. "The golden tower" by Joachim Sartorius and James Lee Byars, for example, contains only black pages. Admission to the extraordinary exhibition and library of the Bundeskunsthalle is free and the books are changed every four weeks.
Where: Library of the Bundeskunsthalle, Helmut-Kohl-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn
When: Opening on Friday, 2 pm
MAM - A tribute to BAP
15 years ago Klaus Drohtbohn and Oliver Küster warbled their favourite songs of the Kölsch rock band BAP around Wolfgang Niedecken at a friend's birthday party. The idea quickly developed into the tribute band MAM. For their anniversary, MAM will play in the Bonner Harmonie as they do every year. The Saturday edition of the small concert series is already sold out, but tickets are still available for Friday and the unplugged version on Sunday.
Where: Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 53121 Bonn
When: Friday, 7.30 pm, Sunday 7 pm
Pink Punk Pantheon
Fritz Litzmann and Hermann Schwaderlappen alias Rainer Pause and Norbert Alich have successfully started the 2020 session of the cabaret carnival revue. If you want to get tickets for performances at the weekend, you have to be fast. "Pink Punk Pantheon" serves up last year's top themes, „cleaning up“ with AfD and e-scooters. In keeping with Beethoven's anniversary year, "the Son of the City of Bonn" is not missing out either: Like BTHVN, the Rhineland carnival call "Alaaf" is now to be renamed "LF". For the first time Stephan Ohm will be the director.
Where: Pantheon-Theater, Siegburger Straße 42, 53229 Bonn
When: Friday and Saturday, 7 pm
Theatre Bonn: Line 16
In 83 minutes, line 16 runs from Cologne-Niehl to Bad Godesberg. The musical show based on Volker Racho deals with the question of what is going on in the minds of fellow travellers. After all, every passenger has his or her own story. Commuters, shift workers and party people meet on line 16.
Where: Schauspielhaus Bad Godesberg, Am Michelshof, 53117 Bonn
When: Saturday, 7.30 pm
Fidelio am Rhing
For 145 years the play community "Cäcilia Wolkenburg" has been bringing well-known pieces of music to the stage in new productions. This year the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven will also be celebrated extensively as part of the Rhenish Musical. His freedom opera "Fidelio" begins here in the 70s of the 20th century after author Lajos Wenzel.
Where: Staatenhaus, Rheinparkweg 1, 50679 Cologne
When: Saturday, 6 pm and Sunday, 4 pm
Beethoven Pur VII and VIII
During the BTHVN Week 2020 there is still a lot to discover for the people of Bonn until 9 February: A total of 16 concerts revolve around the composer's complete chamber music. The development and variety of the chamber music works will be the main focus. Concerts will also be held on the weekend as part of the "Beethoven Pur" concert series.
Where: Beethoven House, Bonngasse 18-26, 53111 Bonn
When: Saturday and Sunday 19.30
Tickets are available in the shop of the Beethoven-Haus
Open day at Museum Koenig
For young and old, the Museum Koenig offers a look behind the scenes at the open day. In addition to programme items such as make-up for children, handicraft activities and a quiz, the scientific work in the museum and the research areas can be examined more closely. Admission to the open day is free.
Where: Museum Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn
When: Sunday, from 10 to 18
The Great Chinese New Year Concert
91 musicians play under the musical direction of Yan Huichang in the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. To mark the beginning of the New Chinese Year, the orchestra will perform at the Bonn Opera House during the 23rd edition of the Great Chinese New Year Concert.
Where: Bonn Opera House, Am Boeslagerhof 1, 53111 Bonn
When: Sunday, 11am
Poetry Slam at the Pantheon
Now it's the turn of the new generation: Between ten and 20 years old, the artists are at the Poetry Slam in the Pantheon Theater. The Newcomer-Slam is organised by the Bonn-based Rheinreden association.
Where: Pantheon Theater, Siegburger Straße 42, 53229 Bonn
When: Sunday, 2 pm
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: 0228/302256
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? Check out the GA “Kinofinder” (Film finder), just click on the OV Original Version films and you will find out when and where they are showing.
You can also check out the following theatres, which normally offer at least a couple of movies in English. Films labelled with OV (Orig. version) or Omu (Orig. version with German subtitles) are generally in English unless otherwise noted, i.e. (Russ) = Russian, (Frz) = French.
Kinopolis, Moltkestr. 7-9, Bad Godesberg: kinopolis.de
Woki cinema, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1-7, Bonn: woki.de
Brotfabrik, Kreuzstrasse 16, Bonn- Beuel: bonnerkinemathek.de
Metropolis, Ebertplatz 19, Cologne: metropolis-koeln.de
Odeon-Lichtspieltheater, Severinstraße 81, Cologne: odeon-koeln.de
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Original text: GA Bonn.Translation: Mareike Graepel