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September 27 - 29: Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

September 27 - 29 : Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

Diversity is key this weekend with the Bonn cultural and social festival. And Bonn Festival is back with 10 acts and venues for one price. The Dernau wine festival is simply enchanting and we hope there is a great turnout for the #ZeroHungerRun!

Bonn cultural and social festival

“Bonn Kultur und Begegnungsfest”: Once again this year the city of Bonn organizes the cultural and social festival "Vielfalt!” (“Diversity!”) New this year is the leadership of the Bonn Cultural Office. The theme "Culture from all over the world" will be in the foreground even more. In addition, the Bonn Integration Prize will be awarded after the opening of the festival by Mayor Sridharan at 2 pm.

Where: Rathausplatz/Münsterplatz in Bonn

When: Sunday, 11am to 7 pm

Info: more information can be found at bonn.de

Italian acoustic evening

Christan Meringolo & Friends: "Acustico" - Italian Night

Where: Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, Bonn

When: 8 pm, Friday and Saturday

Info: (0228) 614042

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 and Saturday, performances at 4 pm and 8 pm, Sunday at 3pm and 7 pm

Tickets: 0800/06060611

Dernau wine festival

The Dernau wine festival in Altenahr is a charming and bustling event with a gorgeous backdrop. Try out some wines from the local area, listen to music, dance and have a bite to eat from one of the food stands. Definitely worth the approximate half hour drive. It ends on Monday night with a big fireworks at 9:30 pm.

Where: WeinKulturDorf Dernau,Römerstr. 32, 53507 Dernau

When: Begins 6pm Friday. Open from 1pm on Saturday, 11 am on Sunday and 5pm on Monday.

More information: 69. Winzerfest 2019 - WeinKulturDorf Dernau e.V.

Bonn Festival 2019

The third Bonn Festival: 10 locations for one price. Various acts including concerts, readings, PoetrySlam, short films, comedy and parties can be attended at ten different venues all with one ticket. Jump from one location to the next and have a look at the great acts along the route.

Where: A list of all events and their locations can be found online. Tickets can also be ordered here in advance: https://bonnfestival.de/

When: Saturday

Tickets: A regular ticket costs 9.90 euros in advance, or 13 euros purchased on the evening of the event, 6 euros from 10:30 pm.

Beethovenfest classical concert

Beethovenfest 2019: Camerata Salzburg and Fazil Say (piano), with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schönberg.

Where: World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB),United Nations Square

When: 6 pm, Saturday

Zero Hunger Run benefit

ZeroHungerRun: More than 6,000 people have participated in the #ZeroHungerRun since 2016 and the number is rising. It is put on by Welthungerhilfe and will take place once again this Sunday. The start of the Bambini run is at 10 a.m., the 5 kilometer run at 11 a.m., and the 10 kilometer run at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Japanese Garden, Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee

When: Sunday from 10am

Info: www.zero-hunger-run.de

Foto: Benjamin Westhoff

Octoberfest in the beer garden

Rhenish Bavarian musicians: Octoberfest in the beer garden of the Park Restaurant Rheinaue.

Where: Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, Bonn

When: 2 - 5pm, Sunday

Info: (0228) 374030

West Side Story musical

The American musical West Side Story (1961) is showing at the Bonn Opera. With music from Leonard Bernstein, it tells the story of two teenage gangs who struggle for control of their neighborhood in New York City. Maria falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict. Music in English, dialogue in German.

Where: Am Boeselagerhof 1, Bonn Opera

When: 4pm, Sunday and more dates listed online

Info and tickets: West Side Story - Theater Bonn

Beethovenfest closing concert

The closing concert of the Beethovenfest with the Tchaikovsky Orchestra Moscow, Nikita Borisoglebsky (violin) and with Vladimir I. Fedosseev (conductor) , works by Mussorgski, Prokofjev and Tchaikovsky.

Where: World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB),United Nations Square

When: 6 pm, Sunday

Led Zeppelin tribute

Physical Graffiti: "A Tribute to Led Zeppelin"

Where: Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, Bonn

When: 7pm, Sunday

Info: (0228) 614042

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/ck / Translation:ck)