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March 1 – to 3: Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

March 1 – to 3 : Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

Given the time of year, it's clear of course what's going on this weekend - but there are still some events outside the carnival. We are listing what's going on in Bonn and the region this weekend…

Folk Club Bonn turns 100 on March 1, 2019

As everybody knows, Folk Club Bonn is normally a structured evening but in celebration of their "century" they are throwing the doors open to everybody to come along at 6pm and perform for three minutes, on a "first come, first served" basis, which is common in many English folk clubs. They will have two stages so there will be a seamless programme of songs, instrumentals, poems, short plays and comedy throughout the evening.

Carnival parties and processions in Bonn and the region

Especially in the Rhineland, the abundance of parties in the carnival season can become confusing. If you don't want to go aimlessly, but want to party with a plan, you'll find tips for parties in pubs and an overview of all parades online. More information about the carnival program and all pictures of the parades can be found at www.kamelle.de.

Willi Ostermann songs in Drehwerk 17/19

Although the 80th anniversary of Willi Ostermann's death was more than two years ago, Josef Muhr deliberately decided against an anniversary date. His interpretation of Willi Ostermann's "Barden der rheinischen Frohnatur" song is both lively and thoughtful, but the "Milljöh" sketches in particular paint a picture of the little people of that time. Jupp Muhr is accompanied on the piano by Leonard Hüster, theyhave become a well-rehearsed team.

When: Friday, 1 March, from 8 p.m.
Tickets: From 14,30 Euro at Bonnticket or at 02225/7081719

Historical calculating machines in the Arithmeum

Every 1st Friday of the month, the Arithmeum invites you to a one-hour public guided tour through the "Frühe Computer und PCs" show depot from 5.45 pm, registration is not necessary. On Sundays from 11 am there will be regular guided tours through the exhibition "Rechnen einst & heute". The collection offers numerous unique pieces dating back to the 17th century.

When: Tuesdays to Sundays, from 11 am to 6 pm
Admission: 3 Euro, discounts for children, seniors and students

Videonale.17 at the Bonn Art Museum

35 years ago the first Videonale took place in Bonn and was the first video festival in Germany. The 17th edition will take place from 21 February to 14 April at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Discussions,workshops, guided tours and screenings will be offered.

The Künstlerforum shows performances during the festival and opens its "Clown Café" at 7 pm for activities, snacks and drinks. A four-day festival is dedicated to the motto "Refracted Realities" until 24 February.

Where: Kunstmuseum Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 53113 Bonn, Germany
When: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays to 9 p.m.
Participation fee: From 2,80 Euro

Miss Saigon in the musical dome

The gripping love story in the shadow of the Vietnam War captivates audiences all over the world. Now the original English version of the musical success is coming for an exclusive guest performance at the Musical Dome Cologne Miss Saigon" has been a success for over 25 years and is produced by Cameron Mackintosh, who has already been celebrated on Broadway for his new production of "Les Misérables“.

When: Tuesday, 26 February to Sunday, 3 March
Tickets: From 39,90 Euro at Bonnticket

Rockstar at the GOP

"Honest, sexy, wild and sometimes even a bit romantic": That's the definition of a rock star's attitude to life, at least when it comes to the GOP. The two alto rockers "Akascht" leadyouthrough an evening full of daring acrobatics and liberating guitar riffs. The show will be played until 28 April.

When: From Friday, 20h, Saturday from 18h and 21h, Sunday from 17h
Tickets: From 39 Euro, in advance at the GOP or under 0228/4224141

Fear exhibition in the House of History

Is fear a German emotion? What is a whole society afraid of? Questions like these are dealt with in the permanent exhibition in the Haus der Geschichte until 19 May. Huge image projections and atmospheric soundsby Cologne-based sound artist Heinrich-Dieter Hebben make the exhibition a sometimes oppressive experience involving several senses.

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9 am to 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm.
Tickets: Admission free

Sampling of museums and exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

EUROTOPIA - Frauen für Europa! (Women for Europe): Art-Information-Initiative, Community exhibition, Frauenmuseum, Im Krausfeld 10, 2 - 6pm, Saturday, (0228) 691344

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

Kunstmuseum: A current listing can be found on the website (English).Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11am-6pm, (0228) 776260LVR 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. http://www.ga.de/freizeit/kino/kinofinder/

You can also check out the following theaters which 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: 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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(Translation: Mareike Graepel)