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Weekend September 16 - 18: What’s happening in Bonn and the region?

Weekend September 16 - 18 : What’s happening in Bonn and the region?

From Irish Dance Championships to town festivals, concerts and flea markets, there’s something for everyone this weekend!

Looking for a way to get involved in the local expat community? BonnEnglish organizes discussion groups with English speakers and English learners. They are always looking for volunteer discussion leaders, and open to anyone looking for ways to improve and practice English. Groups meet in local cafes to discuss new topics each week. New participants and volunteers are always welcome. See https://sites.google.com/site/bonnenglishgroups/ for more information.

Guided tours of Bonn in English with StattReisen: to sign up and for more details go to http://www.stattreisen-bonn.de/tours_in_english.htm

Friday, September 16

+++BONN+++

Bad Godesberg Stadtfest (City fest): Annual fest in Bad Godesberg runs Friday - Sunday, a family friendly event with live music, street food, circus performances, puppet shows and a French market on Alten Bahnhofstraße. Official opening is at 4:30 p.m., Friday at Theaterplatz. Other days it will open at 11 a.m. Many shops will be open on Sunday.

Intercultural week: starts in Migrapolis - Haus der Vielfalt (House of Diversity), Brüdergasse 16-18. At 4 pm, organizations will introduce themselves, at 4:30 pm visitors will sing songs in different languages. Registration at (0228) 29 80 96 with Elsa Funk-Schlör. 4 euros. More information at: www.migrapolis-deutschland.de

Orbis-Quartett: Works from Mozart, Beethoven und Schubert, Augustinum, Römerstr. 118, 7:30 pm

Beethovenfest: Ensemble 2012 of the Russian-German Music Academy, Kammermusiksaal Beethoven-Haus, Bonngasse 24-26, 8 pm, (0228) 981750

Beethovenfest: Christian Zacharias (piano), Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev (Director), Beethovenhalle, Wachsbleiche 16, 8 pm, (0228) 72220

Calum Graham & Peter Kroll-Ploeger: Canadian "Fingerstyle-Champion" meets German "Steelstring"-Specialist, Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 8 pm, (0228) 614042

Orchestra - Südstadt Tango: Benefit concert for Ecumenical Migration and Refugee Work Bonn, Trinitatiskirche, Brahmsstr. 14, 8 pm, (0228) 9784011

+++REGION+++

Ahrweiler: The wine festival season continues with many festivals, this weekend in Rech and Bachem. More info. featured in: http://www.ga.de/ga-english/It%E2%80%99s-wine-festival-time-article3346362.html

Eifelperlen: "Unplugged through the Rock and Pop landscape", Drehwerk 17|19, Wachtberg, Töpferstr. 17-19, 8 pm, (02225) 7081719

+++COLOGNE+++

KölnKlang Open Air: Live open air stage on Schildergasse from 10 a.m., featuring classic ensembles, small and larger rock, pop and jazz bands and choirs. “Lucky Kids” will play with guest Maxim Noise, a Youtube star.

Antiquariat: German acoustic ensemble (violin, two guitars, double bass)- a cross of gypsy, swing, chanson and European folk music with new album "Vida de Carrusel", Hinterhofsalon, Aachener Str. 68, 8 pm, (0221) 1397116

Barrenstein and Kompass Nord: IndieRock and Pop, Tsunami Club, Im Ferkulum 9, 8 pm, (0221) 8016334

Johan Hörlen Quartet: Jazz, Altes Pfandhaus, Kartäuserwall 20, 8 pm, (0221) 2783685

Broken sound 22 with Razen and Werner Burand: Minimal Music, Drone, Stadtgarten, Venloer Str. 40, 8:30 pm, (0221) 9529940

Shred Kelly: Folk, Kulturcafé Lichtung, Ubierring 13, 9 pm (0221) 801 484 50

Poplife: Live Music Hall, Lichtstr. 30, 10 pm, (0221) 9542990

We trip you up!: Shoegaze, Indie and Dreampop, Lotta, Kartäuserwall 12, 10 pm

Saturday, September 17

+++BONN+++

Bad Godesberg Stadtfest (City fest): Annual fest in Bad Godesberg runs Friday - Sunday, a family friendly event with live music, street food, circus performances, puppet shows and a French market on Alten Bahnhofstraße. Official opening is at 4:30 p.m., Friday at Theaterplatz. Other days it will open at 11 a.m. Many shops will be open on Sunday.

Street fest in Poppelsdorf: More than 50 exhibitors and clubs offer a colorful entertainment program on two stages, 11 am start and at 8 pm the band “Sunny Skies” will play, on Clemens-August-Straße between Poppelsdorfer Platz and the Botanic Gardens.

"12th Bonn Open Feis" -- Irish Dance Championships: World Irish Dance Association; around 180 participants ages 4 - 50 dancing in the disciplines: Solo, Group, Show Dance, Jupp-Gassen-Halle, Bonn-Beuel, Kastellstr. 24, 9 am - 6 pm, (0228) 254612

Flea market in the Rheinaue: Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee, 8 am - 6 pm

Children’s flea market: with baby and kids’ clothing, toys and bikes. At Juco in Muffendorf (Am Helpert 36) from 2 - 5 p.m. There will be a cake buffet with all proceeds going to the youth association Juco.

Comic sketching for kids: Workshop on the theme "Magic and Fairytales", for Kids 8 - 15-years old; Registration at (0228) 9093477, Kunstverein Bad Godesberg, Bad Godesberg, im Glaskarree, Burgstr. 85, 3-6 pm, (0228) 314516

The Vegetable Orchestra: Bundeskunsthalle, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 6 pm, (0228) 91710

Beethovenfest: Andrei Korobeinikov (piano), Symphonischer Choir of the Philharmonic Ekaterinburg, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Liss (Director), Beethovenhalle, Wachsbleiche 16, 8 pm, (0228) 72220

Night concert: "Amerika -- Russland: Ein kalter heißer Krieg" (America - Russia: A cold hot war); with Konstanze Jarczyk (Harp) and the church choir of Kreuzkirche, Kreuzkirche, Kaiserplatz, 9 pm

+++REGION+++

Beethovenfest: Marialy Pacheco Trio, (Joo Kraus Trumpet), WDR Funkhaus Orchestra, Wayne Marshall (Director), Rhein-Sieg-Halle, Siegburg, Bachstr. 1, 8 pm, (02241) 239190

+++COLOGNE+++

Adam Rafferty: Guitar concert, Hinterhofsalon, Aachener Str. 68, 8 pm, (0221) 1397116

Boppin'B: Underground, Vogelsanger Str. 200, 8 pm, (0221) 542326

John Scofield: Country Songs, Philharmonie Köln, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 8 pm, (0221) 204080

The Moriartees and guests: Mersey Beat, Sonic Ballroom, Oscar-Jäger-Str. 190, 9:30 pm, (0221) 16918894

90s Reloaded: Rock-Pop-Grunge-Euro Dance-RnB-Soul-Indie-Britpop-Electro-Trance-HipHop, Live Music Hall, Lichtstr. 30, 10 pm (0221) 9542990

Beat Down Babylon: Reggae, Dancehall, Studio 672, Venloer Str. 40, 11 pm, (0221) 952994

Sunday, September 18

+++BONN+++

Bad Godesberg Stadtfest (City fest): Annual fest in Bad Godesberg runs Friday - Sunday, a family friendly event with live music, street food, circus performances, puppet shows and a French market on Alten Bahnhofstraße. Official opening is at 4:30 p.m., Friday at Theaterplatz. Other days it will open at 11 a.m. Many shops will be open on Sunday.

Model toy market: miniature trains, cars, accessories and old tin model toys, Stadthalle Bad Godesberg, Bad Godesberg, Koblenzer Str. 80, 11 am- 4pm, (0228) 528810

Weltkindertag (World Children’s Day): celebrated in Bonn city center at Marktplatz from 12 noon - 5 p.m. with many participating organizations, a stage and lots of action, including music, dance and a circus show. Stage show begins at 12 noon. www.bonn.de/@weltkindertag

Family atelier on Sunday: "The Body Know"; in English, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11 am - bis 1 pm, (0228) 776260

Organ concert for kids: Heilig Kreuz Church, Limperich, Bonn-Beuel, Kreuzherrenstraße 55, 3 pm, (0228) 976110

Roberta -- Lernen mit Robotern (Learning with robots) in German: For Kids 8 - 11; Registration at: (0228) 302256, Deutsches Museum Bonn, Bad Godesberg, Ahrstr. 45, 3-5 pm (0228) 302255

Children’s flea market: with toys and clothes and other items for babies and children. At the St. Sebastian parish hall in Poppelsdorf, Sternenburgstraße 27, 10:45 am - 1:45 pm.

Beethovenfest: Discussion round with Music, Siegfried Mauser (piano, moderation), Thomas Wypior, Hanna Bachmann, Ben Cruchley (piano), 11 am; Ben Cruchley (piano), Siegfried Mauser (piano, moderation); 2 pm, Chamber music room, Beethoven-Haus, Bonngasse 24-26, (0228) 981750

Bonner Meisterkonzert classic guitar: Lorenzo Micheli, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 3:30 pm, (0228) 776260

Ittenbacher Brass Band: Concert on the outdoor terrace of the Stadthalle Bad Godesberg, Bad Godesberg, Koblenzer Str. 80, 4-6pm

Beethovenfest: Seda Röder (piano), Ekkehard Windrich (violin), Kristina Quintabà (Mezzo soprano), Laurenz Leky (reciting), Schauspiel Bonn, Kammerspiele, Bad Godesberg, Am Michaelshof 9, 6 pm, (0228) 778008

Beethovenfest: Boris Berezowsky (piano), Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Liss (Director), Beethovenhalle, Wachsbleiche 16, 6 pm, (0228) 72220

+++REGION+++

Beethovenfest: Symphonic Choir of the Philharmonic Ekaterinburg, Andrei Petrenko (Director), Stadthalle Troisdorf, Troisdorf, Kölner Straße 167, 6 pm

+++COLOGNE+++

Sl!ns Straßenköter: Acoustic Set in Beer garden, Sonic Ballroom, Oscar-Jäger-Str. 190, 3 pm, (0221) 16918894

Changing Colours: Singer-Songwriter, Kulturcafé Lichtung, Ubierring 13, 5 pm, (0221) 801 484 50

Young German Philharmonic: Works from Joseph Haydn, György Ligeti and Ludwig van Beethoven, Philharmonie Köln, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 6 pm, (0221) 204080

Justin Bieber: Lanxess-Arena, Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 7:30 pm, (0221) 8021

Familiar wild: Alternative Folk, Kulturcafé Lichtung, Ubierring 13, 8 pm, (0221) 801 484 50

Martin Schulte Quartett feat. Frederick Köster: Jazz, Altes Pfandhaus, Kartäuserwall 20, 8 pm, (0221) 2783685

Colonel Petrov's Good Judgement: Moral Machine Release concert, Stadtgarten, Venloer Str. 40, 8:30 pm, (0221) 9529940

A sampling of Exhibitions in Bonn:

Bundeskunsthalle exhibitions: Enjoy Your Life (Jürgen Teller), Parkomania: Garden on the roof, The Landscaped Gardens of Prince Pückler, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4., (0228) 91710, more dates and times on website (English) http://www.bundeskunsthalle.de/en/home.html

Kunstmuseum Bonn: movement artist Simone Forti with “sound move”, Dorothea von Stetten Art prize 2016: Young art from the Netherlands, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11am-6pm, (0228) 776260, more dates and times on the website (English)http://www.kunstmuseum-bonn.de/en/information/news/

LVR Landesmuseum: From Neandertal Man to the present, The Celts in the Rhineland, Colmanstr. 14-16, (0228) 2070351, dates and times on website (English) http://www.landesmuseum-bonn.lvr.de/en/startseite.html

Arp Museum: for the Dada Year 2016, new exhibition “Other Realities” focussing on art that comes about beyond the established structures of the art system; Arp Museum, Bahnhof Rolandseck; English, French and Dutch tours can be arranged. http://arpmuseum.org/en/home.html

Marie Goslich -- Pioneer of Photojournalism: Frauenmuseum, Im Krausfeld 10, 2 - 6 pm, (0228) 691344

BY THE WAY: community exhibition, Research center CAESAR, Bad Godesberg, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, 9-4 pm, (0228) 96560

Cinema Listings (English)

+++Kinopolis, Moltkestr. 7-9, Bad Godesberg+++

The Purge - Election Year: Fri., Sat. 11 pm

Nerve: Fri. 2pm, Sat. 4:20 pm, Sun. 8:50 pm

The Light Between Oceans: Fri. & Sun. 4:50 pm, Sat. 4:50 & 7:50 pm

The Secret Life of Pets: Sun 11:30 am

Pete’s Dragon: Sun 12 noon

+++Metropolis, Ebertplatz 19, Cologne+++

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years: Sat. 8:50 pm

The Purge - Election Year: Fri., Sat., Sun. 4:20 & 6:50 pm

Absolutely Fabulous: Fri., Sat., Sun. 8:35 pm

Captain Fantastic: Fri, Sat, Sun 6:15 p.m. (with German subtitles)

Don’t Breathe: Fri., Sat., Sun. 10:20 pm

Suicide Squad: Fri, Sat, Sun 9 pm

Jason Bourne: Fri & Sun 8:50 pm (with German subtitles)

The Light Between Oceans: Fri., Sat., Sun. 6:25 pm

Coming up:

Photokina: Photography and Imaging Exhibition 2016 in Cologne with around 1,000 exhibitors from 40 different countries. It’s the world’s leading trade fair for photo and video, runs September 20 - 25 at the Köln Messe. For more information and tickets, see English language website: http://www.photokina.com/photokina/index-9.php

Bonn English Comedy Nights: at Fiddler’s Pub on the third Thursday of every month. Featuring international top acts from the UK, US and rest of Europe. Frongasse 9 (in the Endenich area of Bonn. Next show Sept. 22 at 8:30 pm. Tickets 10 euro in advance, 15 euro at the door. Limited space. Tickets can be reserved at: bonn@internationalcomedians.com

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