Bonn At the weekend there is a lot to going on, again (and we’re not complaining): Besides the United Nations Day and the Day of the Fire Brigade, there are a number of concerts and events to visit.
JazzTube Finale at the Pantheon
As part of the JazzTube Festival, a variety of music has been heard in Bonn underground stations over the past few weeks. While the bands played underground in Bonn, the audience could choose their three favourites. At the end of the festival the winners of the voting, the Andreas Theobald Organ Trio, CTO - Clemens Orth and the Cologne group LUAH, will play on the stage of the Pantheon Theater.
Where: Pantheon Theater, Siegburger Straße 42, 53229 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday, 8pm
Tickets: 14,90 Euro, reduced 9,90 Euro at ga.de/tickets
Bonn inheritances in the theatre
On Friday, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn will present a piano concerto for the opening of the Schumann Festival 2019 in cooperation with the Theater Zwickau. The concert will celebrate the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann. She was celebrated as a star for her virtuoso piano playing and her deeds in the German Women's Movement. Beethoven was also one of her fixed stars. Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 is also part of the concert.
Where: Theater Bonn Opera House, Am Boeselagerhof 1, 53111 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday, 8pm
Tickets: at 0228 77 8008 and theater-bonn.de
Family Malentes 80's Party
From Wednesday to Sunday the Theaterpalast returns to the 80s under the motto "99 balloons". You can expect the hits of the 80s as well as shrill costumes and hairstyles.
Where: Malentes Theater Palast, Godesberger Allee 69
When: Friday and Saturday at 19.30 h, Sunday at 18 h
Tickets: at ga.de/tickets
Guest on the sofa: Mareike Nieberding
In her book "Verwende deine Jugend", author Mareike Nieberding shows how young generations can make their commitment and interest in politics heard and integrate it into their everyday lives. She calls on young and old to work together instead of slowing each other down. Her work, published in August, is read by Nieberding in the library of the Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
Where: Campus Rheinbach, von-Liebig-Straße 20, 53359 Rheinbach, Germany
When: Friday, 7.30 pm
Tickets: for adults ten, reduced six Euro under 02241 865 480 and at the box office
KAWUMM at the GOP Varieté-Theater
The story of Mr. Mutzmann has been presented more than 430 times in other GOP houses. Since September the play by Markus Pabst can also be seen in Bonn. KAWUMM takes the visitors into the life of Mr. Mutzmann, a civil servant who was lost in everyday life. Only with the help of his imagination does he transform the rut into a heroic story.
Where: Gop Variete Bonn, Karl-Carstens-Str. 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday and Saturday, each at 18 and 21 o'clock, Sunday at 14 and 17 o'clock
Tickets: 42,90 Euro, reduced 16,50 Euro at ga.de/tickets
United Nations Day
The Citizens' Festival on Saturday is intended to commemorate the UN Charter, which entered into force on 24 October 1945 and has since been the legal basis of the United Nations. In addition to a stage programme, the festival will feature numerous exhibitors and interactive stands on the market square. The 17 sustainable development goals will be presented and the city of Bonn will also be represented.
Where: Marketplace, 53111 Bonn
When: Saturday from 11.30 am
Tickets: Admission free
Day of the fire brigade
Saturday is the day of the fire brigade: The rescue service and the fire brigade present themselves and their work on the Münsterplatz. The vehicles can be inspected and information about the training opportunities is provided. The firefighters present the course of a training mission and their different protective suits, and the vehicles of the fire brigade and the rescue service can be visited.
Where: Münsterplatz, 53111 Bonn, Germany
When: Saturday, from 10 am
Tickets: Admission free
Cat Ballou in the LANXESS Arena
It has been 20 years since Oliver Niesen, Dominik Schönenborn and Kevin Wittwer founded a school band. Meanwhile they play as Cat Ballou in sold out halls all over Germany. For the 20th anniversary they return to their hometown Cologne and also want to fill the Lanxess Arena with loud Kölsch rock.
Where: LANXESS Arena, Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 50679 Cologne, Germany
When: Saturday, 8 pm
Tickets: from 22,90 Euro under koelnticket.de
Özgür Cebes "Ghettos Faust"
According to his program, the comedian Özgür Cebe is split between two personalities: The boy from the ghetto and the Waldorf pupil. In his current programme "Ghettos Faust", all three personalities talk about religion, racism, the Enlightenment and German pop songs.
Where: Senftöpfchen Theater, Große Neugasse 2-4, 50667 Cologne, Germany
When: Saturday, 8.15 pm
Tickets: 24,20 Euro at senftoepfchen-theater.de (discount available)
West Side Story at the Opera Bonn
The world-famous musical based on the idea of Jerome Robbins has found its way to the stage of the Bonn Opera. West Side Story was inspired by the story of the Romeo-and-Julia theme: two young lovers belonging to hostile groups. Leonard Berstein's music combines jazz and dance music from the 1950s and brings well-known songs such as "Tonight" and "I Feel Pretty" to Bonn Opera.
Where: Theater Bonn Opera House, Am Boeselagerhof 1, 53111 Bonn
When: Sunday, 8 pm
Tickets: at theater-bonn.de
2nd European Restoration Day
Throughout Europe, restorers give a look behind the scenes of their work on the day of restoration. After a successful premiere last year, the restoration workshops will now be opened for the second time. Guided tours and hands-on activities will also take place at the Landesmuseum in Bonn.
Where: LandesMuseum Bonn, Colmantstraße 14-16, 53115 Bonn
When: Sunday from 10 am
Tickets: normal museum admission of eight euros, concessions six euros
LUPO at the Rudolfsplatz in Cologne
The Cologne dialect band has existed since 2011. Eight years ago, five young musicians had the goal of creating their own music with Cologne lyrics for the carnival. After successes at the "Loss mer singe" award and chart positions, the plan seems to work out. The carnival season is approaching and the quintet LUPO will play on Sunday at the Volksbühne in Cologne's Rudolfsplatz.
Where: Aachener Straße 5, 50674 Cologne, Germany
When: Sunday, 4 pm
Tickets: 30,10 Euro at koelnticket.de
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 Bonn
Translation: Mareike Graepel