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Oktober 12 - 14: Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

Oktober 12 - 14 : Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

Swap your chestnuts and acorns for wine gums this weekend, head to a wine fest or gospel concert - or enjoy the music of one of the great tribute bands coming to the region this weekend. Whatever you do though: Enjoy!

Addi Plonka closes Lenné-Snack: Farewell weekend

When Addi Plonka closes his Lenné-Snack for good on Saturday at 9pm, he (is) will be ending an era after 33 years. His regular guests will call (called) in to him one last time on Friday and Saturday. But he’s emotional: „I would have never thought that I’d find this so difficult.“ If you have enjoyed his food and the atmosphere in this chipper, do call in again once more.

Lennéstraße 57, Bonn. www.lenne-snack.de

Tribute #1: „Achtung Baby“ to rock in Cologne

The real thing played in Cologne’s Lanxess Arena just over a month ago, but this magnificent tribute band brings the sound of the four Irish men back to the Rhine for one more night. Expect major hits to be played almost as well (good )as the original would pull them off - like „One“, „With or Without You“ and „Pride“.

Achtung Baby: U2 tribute bandYard Club @ Kantine, Cologne, Friday, October 127.30pm, 18 Euro

The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart’s last and most popular opera from 1791 has not lost anything of its freshness and glamour in over 200 years. „The music moves grown-ups and children alike to tears because it is so beautiful and special“, said Mozart expert Alfred Einstein. Reason enough to bring (back) this fascinating production back to Bonn.

The Magic Flute/Die Zauberflöte, Saturday, October 13, Am Boeselagerhof 1Opera Bonn, 6pm

Tribute #2: Still Collins play „Ballads & Lovesongs“

Just „Another day in Paradise“ for Phil Collins fans: This tribute band is bringing the singer’s hits from his solo career and his Genesis times onto the stage. In this gig they focus on the ballads and love songs from the past 30 years - including „Face Value“, „Brother Bear“, „Carpet Crawlers“ and „Hold on my heart“. Still Collins tribute bandHaus der SpringmausFrongasse 8Bonn7pm

Winefest in Altenahr

This weekend is all about the lights in Altenahr: The romantic castle Are and the sea of lights around it, provide the perfect setting and atmosphere for another weekend of wine delights. Music by the Walkin’ Shoes and Mathias Nelles make Altenahr worth a trip - and the wine of course…

Altenahrer Weinfestwochenende from 2pm, Weinbrunnen at the market place, Altenahr

Regional thanksgiving market at the castle in Wissem

Crafts, arts and a wooden ferris wheel - the nostalgic and pretty thanksgiving fair in Troisdorf is a special event for families. The atmosphere is colourful and fun, and will amaze all guests, big and small.

Burg Wissem, Burgallee 1, Troisdorf, Saturday and Sunday, October 13, 12noon - 8pm

African gospel concert

If you have no plans for Sunday evening, this is your end-of-the-weekend, drive-away-the-Sunday-blues event. The German-African choir Pamoja is singing lively and rhythmic African tunes, in colourful costumes. Nobody stays seated when these singers get started…

Trinitatis church, Brahmsstr. 14, Bonn, Sunday, October 14, 7.30pm

Fishkeeping and terraria exchange in Troisdorf

The fish keeping club of the German cichlids association is organising an exchange and information day for everybody who is into ornamental fish and terrarium animals.

Mehrzweckhalle Bergheim/Siegaue, Glockenstr. 64, Troisdorf, Sunday, October 14, 11am - 3pm

Sampling of museums in Bonn and surrounds:

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.

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