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Weekend May 4 -6: What’s happening in Bonn and the region?

Weekend May 4 -6 : What’s happening in Bonn and the region?

It’s the big event of the year and the weather forecast couldn’t be better. Rhine in Flames will be the main attraction this weekend, whether the music festival, the fireworks or the family day on Sunday. And the Night of Galleries on Friday promises to be very popular as well.

Friday, May 4


Rheinaue Park festival

IBIS School Charity Glitter Ball: or call (228) 32 31 66

“MacBeth” at Bonn International School: Performance of the Shakespearian drama featuring 80 BIS students from grades 5 - 11 under the direction of Janine Lockwood. 7:30 pm, BIS, Martin Luther King Str. 14, 53175 Bonn

Night of the Galleries, Bad Godesberg, 6pm- midnight

Chinese National Circus: "The Grand Hongkong Hotel"; Acrobatic show from the Chinese National Circus who are on tour in Germany, Stadthalle Bad Godesberg, Koblenzer Str. 80, 8pm, (0228) 528810

Folk Club Bonn: in the Bonn Tennis and Hockey Club – BTHV)Christian-Miesen-Straße, 53129 Bonn -Dottendorf, 7-10pm, no admission charge

Blazing Waterloo: Bonn rock band with release of album : "Enjoy The Night", The Dubliner Irish Pub, Maxstr. 18-20, 8pm

For kids: The Little Dragon Coconut Saves the World: From the story of Ingo Siegner, ages 4 and up, Junges Theater Bonn (in German), Bonn-Beuel, Hermannstr. 50, 10am, (0228) 463672

Saturday, May 5


Rheinaue Park festival in conjunction with Rhine in Flames: Opens at 1pm and bands take to the main open-air stage with live music beginning at 4:15pm on Saturday. There is another stage at the South Bridge called the “Rheinimpuls-Bühne” and music there begins at 3pm. At the third stage, the “RheinEvents-Bühne” on the small meadow in the Rheinaue, live music also begins at 3pm on Saturday. Rheinaue Park, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee

Rhine in Flames:

Just Jazz: Swing, Latin, Cool Jazz, Sonja's, Friedrichstr. 13, 4pm, (0228) 635825

Jazzfest Bonn: Julia Biel/Wolfgang Haffner Quartett, Haus der Geschichte (History Museum), Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, 7pm, (0228) 91650

Pape Samory Seck & African Melody: World music, town square in Dottendorf, Dottendorfer Str. 41, 8pm

Bonn Sports Day:, Münsterplatz in Bonn city center, 11am - 5pm

Open Garden Gates 2018:

For the little ones: The Little Caterpillar: Puppet theater Petra Schuff (in German), for age 2 and up, Haus der Springmaus, Frongasse 8, 2:30pm, (0228) 798081

Sunday, May 6


Family Day at the Rheinaue Park Festival in conjunction with Rhine in Flames: Family day full of activities and fun on the large lawn, included are hands-on games for young and old (from 12 clock), Rides on the attractions will be at a reduced price and the prices for food and drink will also be reduced. 11am - 6pm , Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee

Open Garden Gates 2018:

Mielenforster Musicians: free concert on the outdoor terrace at the Stadthalle Bad Godesberg, Bad Godesberg, Koblenzer Str. 80, 4 - 6pm

Young Stars: Anouchka Hack (cello) and Katharina Hack (piano), works by Beethoven, Schumann, Schostakowitsch and others, Chamber Music Hall Beethoven-Haus, Bonngasse 24-26, 6 pm, (0228) 981750

Sampling of Exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler: "Spaces in Space", exhibition for children and adolescents; Opening of the exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11 am, (0228) 776260

May '68 in Bonn: The exhibition explores the student political protest movement of 1968, with 50,000 demonstrators in the Hofgarten at the University exactly fifty years ago. University Museum Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 1, 12:30 -4pm, Wednesday through Sunday, exhibition runs until June 17 (0228) 735367

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck Exhibitions: Hans-Arp-Allee 1, 53424 Remagen, (02228) 94250

Bundeskunsthalle Exhibitions:(English) Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4., (0228) 91710

Deutsches Museum Bonn: A current listing can be found on the website:

Kunstmuseum: (English).Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11am-6pm, (0228) 776260

LVR Landesmuseum: (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:
Woki cinema, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1-7, Bonn:
Brotfabrik, Kreuzstrasse 16, Bonn-Beuel:
Metropolis, Ebertplatz 19, Cologne:

tap in your location and then select the OV Original Version.


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