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September 28 - 30: Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

September 28 - 30 : Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

It is truly a musical journey this weekend with music of Woodstock, Cole Porter, the Beatles and more. But you can also run in the fight against hunger and then relax in the evening at a scenic wine festival not far from Bonn, or check out the new hands-on Middle Ages exhibition. Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!

Plittersdorf fair

It’s the annual fun fair in Plittersdorf this weekend, opening on Friday, September 28 and running through Sunday. It gets underway at 3pm on Friday on Steinstraße. At 8pm there is a singalong concert followed by DJ music, the fair closes at midnight. It opens again at 11am on Saturday and there is music at 8pm with the band “Winterfeld” and DJ Guiseppe. On Sunday at 11am there is a religious service outdoors or in the tent, and then the fair remains open until 8pm. At 1pm in the tent, there is a Sauerbraten lunch, followed by coffee and cake. At 6pm, all are invited for a procession to the Rhine.

“Kiss Me Kate” at the Bonn Opera

“Kiss Me, Kate” is a musical written by Samuel and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It’s showing in English (with German subtitles) at the Bonn Opera on Sunday, September 30 at 4pm and is a co-production with the Theater Dortmund. There are also showings in October, with tickets starting at 13 euros. For the full schedule and to buy tickets online, please visit: https://shop.derticketservice.de/theaterbonn/eventreihen/?evLId=104754

A Night Of Buena Vista

Take a trip to Cuba and listen to the musical styles of Son Cubano, Cuaracha, Cha-Cha-Cha & Bolero with Olivido Ruiz Castellanos from Havanna (vocals) and Lazara Cachao Lopez (keyboards) who studied at the Music Academy in Cuba. This duo has been successful in Germany for many years, giving an entertaining musical journey through Cuba for their audiences. Tickets cost 23.50 euros in advance. They will be playing at the Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 7pm, Sunday. For tickets and more information, please visit the website: https://www.harmonie-bonn.de/all-event-list/one-night-in-buena-vista-mit-ovida-ruiz-castellanos-lazara-cachao-lopez/


Welthungerhilfe invites everyone to join in a charity run at Bonn's Rheinaue on September 30. The ZeroHungerRun starts at 11am for adult runners, and for children up to the age of seven, it begins at 10 am. Children run 400 meters in the ZeroHungerRun and adults can choose between five and ten kilometers. The starting fee donation is two euros for children and ten euros for adults. Of course, this amount can also “generously be rounded up.” According to the information, 100 percent of the proceeds from this event will go to Welthungerhilfe’s food projects. For more information, please see www.zero-hunger-run.de

Peasant, Monk and Nobleman. Life in the Middle Ages.

It’s not your normal exhibition but something even more inviting. The LVR-Landesmuseum Bonn launches a Hands-On Exhibition on September 27, 2018 and it will run until August 25, 2019. In today’s world, we are surrounded by stories of kings and knights, princes and princesses, and castles with moats and towers. The Middle Ages are in books, in movies and television series. But how did people actually live a thousand years ago? What do scientists know about it? And what do the original medieval objects reveal to us? The exhibition tells the story of seven people who lived during the Middle Ages and there are many objects from that time to help tell the story. The exhibition is an international cooperation between the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, the Museon Den Haag, the Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen and Bruns B.V. Bergeijk. Opening hours are Tuesday - Friday, Sunday 11am - 6p, Saturday 1 - 6pm (closed on Mondays). Colmanstr. 14-16, Bonn. For more information in English, please visit the website: http://www.landesmuseum-bonn.lvr.de/en/ausstellungen/ausstellungen_2.html

Let there be Vintage Jazz

After a big success with tribute concerts, jazz singer Astatine is now presenting her “Holy Trinity in Jazz”, the most beautiful songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington. Together with top-class musicians, she performs in the historic hall in Muffendorf. With a warm soulful voice, Astatine comes from Romania, her hometown on the banks of the Danube. Kleine Beethovenhalle in Muffendorf, Bad Godesberg, Muffendorfer Hauptstraße 22, 8pm on Friday, tickets cost 15 euros. (0228) 322516

Dernau Wine Festival

It’s wine festival time and Dernau is a charming, idyllic village around 30 minutes from Bonn. Running from September 28 - October 1, the Dernau wine fest officially opens on Friday at 7pm. Enjoy the wine stands where you can sample wines from winegrowers in the region. Mix with other wine enthusiasts, have a bite to eat and take in the romantic atmosphere. The Dernau Wine Festival is known for its wide range of musical offerings. On Saturday the wine queen is named at 3pm, followed by live music on the “Festplatz”. The parade gets underway at 2pm, and is considered one of the largest and most original in the region, with 60 vintner floats. At this time of year, you will encounter many stands with Federweisser (new wine typically with lower alcohol) and Zwiebelkuchen (onion tart). But there are more wine festivals in the region as well. This weekend also kicks off the Altenahr Wine Festival Weekends, for more information, please see our story: http://www.ga.de/ga-english/Kick-off-to-a-series-of-wine-festival-weekends-in-Altenahr-article3949679.html

Taste of Woodstock in Wachtberg

This is an acoustic tribute to the singer-songwriter generation of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and the Eagles, with most of the songs from C, S & N. It’s a mix of perfect harmonies and rhythm at the Drehwerk in Wachtberg, Töpferstr. 17-19, 8pm, September 28, Friday. Tickets start at 14 euros, (02225) 7081719.

50 year anniversary of the Beatles “White Album”

The “White Album” came out in fall of 1968, one of the most important works of the Beatles. It reached No. 1 immediately worldwide and has consistently been named among the band's greatest works. Five Bonn musicians were so inspired by the album that they began their own musical project to perform the songs in their own style. Admission is free and the concert takes place on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8pm at Köllenhof, Wachtberg, Marienforster Weg 14.

Photokina fair in Cologne

The photokina fair is about the future of imaging. Let yourself be inspired, discover future technologies, try out new products and establish interesting contacts to other pros and photo and video enthusiasts. It is open to visitors on Friday from 10am to 9pm and all other days from 10am to 6pm. It runs from Wednesday, September 26 through Saturday, September 29 and takes place at the Cologne Messe (Exhibition Hall). For tickets and more detailed information, please see the English language website: http://www.photokina.com/fair/photokina-2018/date-and-opening-times/date-and-opening-times.php

Sampling of museums and exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

The “Blickwechsel II” (“Change of Viewpoint”) exhibit at Craftkontor in Bonn-Bad Godesberg invites visitors to broaden their viewpoints and look ahead without losing sight of tradition. The gallery celebrates its 10th birthday with a presentation of unique works by Karin Bablok (porcelain), Sundari Arlt (wood) and Frieda Dörfer (jewelry). It’s a kind of concept store, a venue for innovative artifacts that regularly presents exhibits dedicated to diverse themes. Aficionados hunting for museum-quality collector’s items will find their prey, as will people searching for unusual gift items. Runs September 14 - November 11, Tuesday -Friday 11am - 6:30pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm http://www.craftkontor.com

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck Exhibitions: A current schedule can be found on the website (English): http://arpmuseum.org/en/ 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: http://www.deutsches-museum.de/de/bonn/information/(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.

Kinopolis, Moltkestr. 7-9, Bad Godesberg: http://www.kinopolis.de/bn/events/filmreihe/oton

Woki cinema, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1-7, Bonn: http://www.woki.de/

Brotfabrik, Kreuzstrasse 16, Bonn-Beuel: http://www.bonnerkinemathek.de/programm/

Metropolis, Ebertplatz 19, Cologne: http://metropolis-koeln.de/kino/programm/city190/

Odeon-Lichtspieltheater, Severinstraße 81, Cologne: http://www.odeon-koeln.de/inhalt/odeon/plan

Or check out this site http://www.filmstarts.de/kinoprogramm/?cgeocode=126010 tap in your location and then select the OV Original Version.