The weekend is nigh and with it the jazz concerts at Bonn subway stops, the flea market in the Rheinaue, a street festival in Poppelsdorf and the GA-Wandertag in Sinzig. Here are our weekend tips.
Flic Flac presents "PUNXXX"
Just in time for its 30th anniversary, Flic Flac proves once again that it is "not just any circus“ with its new show "PUNXXX", and promises rebellious, non-run-of-the-mill entertainment.
Where: Dottendorfer Straße 165 in Bonn
When: Friday, 20 September, until Sunday, 22 September, each at 4 and 8 pm
Martin Reinl & Carsten Haffke: "Under Dolls"
The dolls are on the loose again! In a two-hour performance, Martin Reinl and Carsten Haffke slip into more than 40 roles and offer their audience an improv comedy in a class of its own.
Where: House of the Springmaus, Frongasse 8-10 in Bonn
When: Friday at 8 pm
Tickets: available at Bonnticket
JazzTube Festival: White Album Project
Fifty years ago, the Beatles released their "White Album", which has attained cult status. Five musicians from Bonn, whose musical biographies are as different as the music on this album, honor it with their personal White Album Project at the JazzTube Festival.
Where: Underground station Bonn Hbf
When: Friday, 5 – 7 pm
JazzTube Festival: Kairos
The figure of Cairo from Greek mythology symbolises a favourable moment, which must be actively seized. Accordingly, the three-member band behind this legendary title wants to create their music spontaneously, together and in the here and now.
Where: Underground stop Universität/Markt
When: Friday from 5.15 to 7.15 pm
JazzTube Festival: Afro Sambas
The album "Os Afro Sambas" is considered a milestone of Brazilian popular music. More than 50 years later the singer Mara Minjoli and the guitarist João Luís Nogueira reinterpret the songs.
Where: Heussallee/Museumsmeile underground stop
When: Friday from 5.30 to 7.30 pm
Beethovenfest: "Symphonic Night Music"
As part of the Beethovenfest Bonn, Dirk Kaftan presents the "Pastoral" after Gustav Mahler with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn.
Where: WCCB, United Nations Square 2 in Bonn
When: Friday at 8 pm
(Rest-)tickets: available at ga.de/tickets
Experimenting for children in the Deutsches Museum
Is that possible? In an interactive exhibition at the Deutsches Museum Bonn, children (over eight years old) can test the suitability of everyday things and materials themselves in experiments.
Where: Deutsches Museum Bonn, Ahrstraße 45 in Bonn
When: Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: 9 Euro for adults and 5 Euro with a discount
"Highlights of Physics" at Münsterplatz
The science festival about the "Highlights of Physics" offers people of all ages a lot of entertainment through a large participatory exhibition and live experiments on stage. Another open-air stage can be found on Friedensplatz.
Where: Münsterplatz in Bonn
When: Friday from 10 am to 6 pm
Bonn real estate fair in the Telekom Dome
At the eighth real estate fair in Bonn, there will be various specialist presentations on real estate, from legal issues to financing, as well as regional purchase and rental offers. A detailed programme with all information is available here.
Where: Telekom Dome, Basketsring 1 in Bonn
When: Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
"99 balloons... the '80s fun"
Malentes Theater Palast presses the rewind button - and takes the audience back to the 1980s. The ensemble announces a colourful programme with dance numbers to Nena, Modern Talking or Madonna and countless rousing parodies.
Where: Malentes Theater Palast, Godesberger Allee 69 in Bonn
When: Saturday at 7.30 pm
Tickets: available at ga.de/tickets
Flea Market in the Rheinaue
Many junk fans have waited longingly for this date: On every third Saturday of the month (for the penultimate time this year) in the Rheinaue there is the opportunity to get one or two bargains while browsing and negotiating.
Where: Rheinaue,Ludwig-Erhard-Allee in Bonn
When: Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm
Poppelsdorfer street festival
Every year, the popular street festival in Poppelsdorf, which is known far beyond the city limits, attracts many people. In addition to a colourful supporting programme by the local clubs, there are two stages with live music. The children can look forward to a bouncy castle and a clown.
Where: Clemens-August-Straße in Bonn
When: Saturday from 11 am to midnight
GA Hiking Day in Sinzig
The General-Anzeiger invites you to a hiking day in Sinzig. During the hike you can choose from four different routes from seven to 30 kilometres. The finale of the hiking day will take place in the Bad Breisiger Kurpark. In addition to a delicious meal, guests can also enjoy an entertainment programme.
Where: Church square in Sinzig
When: Starting time Sunday between 9 am and 11 am
Jazz in the beer garden: Doctor Jazz Ambulance
This Sunday, the "Doktor Jazz Ambulanz" from Bonn will be performing in the beer garden of the Rheinaue. The seven-piece band has been playing hot jazz from an early swing era for over 30 years.
Where: Rheinaue beer garden, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20 in Bonn
When: Sunday from 2 – 5 pm
Long in use: Doctor Jazz Ambulance. Photo: Archive
Exhibition at the Haus an der Redoute
"In the past there were embassies here": but about twenty years ago the diplomats left the city district in the direction of the new capital Berlin. In its new exhibition, the House of Redoute recalls the diplomatic city of Bad Godesberg and its developments with photographs by Axel Hausberg, Günter Klein and Markus Schreiber as well as texts by the author Michael Wenzel.
Where: Haus an der Redoute, Kurfürstenallee 1a in Bonn
When: Sunday from 2 – 6 pm
Parade at the Winzerfest in Rech
Once a year, the wine town of Rech in the Ahr valley celebrates a wine festival. The highlight of this festival is the traditional procession through the village. The village surprises again and again with lovingly decorated floats and creative groups on foot.
Where: Old school fairground in Rech
When: Sunday at 2.30 pm
Sampling of museums and exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds
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: 0228/302256
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? 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.
You can also check out the following theatres, which normally offer at least a couple of movies in English. Films labelled 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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(Original text: ga.de; Translation: Mareike Graepel)