Weekend April 21 - 23

What’s happening in Bonn and the region?

The Fedcon takes place in Bonn.

Bonn / Region. Check out the big Fantasy and Mystery Convention this weekend, visit a flea market, get into some live music and club hopping or take the family to the fabulous Fun-Fair at the LVR open air museum in Kommern.

Looking for a way to get involved in the local expat community? BonnEnglish organizes discussion groups with English speakers and English learners.  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. 

 

Friday, April 21

 

BONN

"MagicCon":  The Maritim Hotel Bonn turns into a magical world of elves, dwarves, hobbits and kilted Scotsmen: 21-23 April, stars from popular series and movies come to Germany. Grab your robes and cosplays and become a part of the world of MagicCon. Open Saturday from 9 am - 12 midnight, Sunday from 9 am - 6 pm.  Maritim Hotel, entrance on Jean-Monnet-Straße, tickets cost 50 euros on Sat., 45 euros on Sun.  more info. at Home-de

Live music and club hopping: One wristband gains you entrance into seven clubs.  From 11 pm, club-goers will be able to purchase a wristband at the following clubs: “Tante Rieke”, “Das Sofa”, “Aprtmnt”, “N8Lounge”, “Untergrund”, “Cafe Blau” and “Kreuzberg Club und Kultur.” The admission wristband can also be purchased for €8.50 in advance at GA-sales locations: http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/verlag/abo/zweigstellen/, online at Bonnticket or at Club Hopping Bonn.  Information about the band line-up and after-show party can also be found there.

Bonngasse 20: Music played on fortepiano like in the time of Beethoven: concert with Olga Pashchenko, Beethoven-Haus, Bonngasse 20-26, 5 pm, (0228) 981750 

Just Pink: "A Tribute to Pink", Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 8 pm, (0228) 614042 

Satans Mineons + Karlsson: Punk Rock and Indie-Pop-Punk, Kult 41, Hochstadenring 41, 8 pm, (0228) 9085707 

Karussell: GOP Varieté-Theater, Karl-Carstens-Str. 1, 6 & 9 pm, (0228) 4224141 

Open meeting for Binationals: a chance to meet and chat, for more information call (0228) 9090413, meets every third Friday of the month, Assoc. of binational families and partnerships, Thomas-Mann-Str. 30, 6 - 9 pm, 0228/9090413 

The Gospel According to the Other Mary: from Johns Adams, Opera Bonn, Am Boeselagerhof 1, 7:30 pm, (0228) 778008 

TanzBar: Party, Jazz Galerie, Oxfordstr. 24, 10 pm, (0228) 639324 

80’s &  90’s + 2000 Party: Club Das Sofa, Maximilianstr. 8, 11 pm

Circus where children can participate: For kids 6 - 13-years, Kinder City, Meckenheim, Im Ruhrfeld 16, 3:30 - 5 pm  

 

COLOGNE

Turandot: Puccini Opera, Opera Cologne, Offenbachplatz, 7:30 pm, (0221) 22128400 

Liza Ferschtman (violin) and Nils Mönkemeyer (viola): playing works from Yun, Mozart and Rachmaninow; accompanied by the National Youth Orchestra, Philharmonie Cologne, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 8 pm, (0221) 204080 

The Real McKenzies: Irish Folk-Punk, Underground, Vogelsanger Str. 200, 8 pm, (0221) 542326 

Low Leaf: Singer/Songwriter, King Georg, Sudermanstr. 2, 9 pm 0178/2514896 

The White Album of the Beatles: A musical-theatrical journey to the year 1968, Volksbühne (public stage) on Rudolfplatz, Aachener Str. 5, 8 pm  

 

Saturday, April 22

 

BONN

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

Spring market Nature and Garden in Bonn: Tips and tricks for hobby gardeners and friends of nature, parents and children, Münsterplatz, 10 am - 5 pm

Front door flea market in the Altstadt at the end of the cherry blossom season: Bonner Altstadt, between Vorgebirgstraße and Kölnstraße, Adolf- and Breite Straße, 11 am - 5 pm

"FedCon 2017": Fantasy und Mystery Convention with several well-known actors/actresses; exhibitions, workshops, special happenings for fans and parties; more info. in English at http://www.fedcon.de/en/ Maritim Hotel Bonn, Bad Godesberg, Godesberger Allee/entrance from Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 1, 10 am - 9:30 pm, (0228) 81080 

Hiking:  From Rech on the Ahr to Steinerberg-Haus and return to Rech, around 11 km, Eifel club Bad Godesberg, more information at 0151-61439357, Bahnhof Bad Godesberg, Bad Godesberg, Moltkestr. 43, 9:40 am

Season opening of Tennis Clubs Blau-Gelb Heiderhof: Open door day with tournament for visitors young and old who want to try it out, Tennisclub Blau-Gelb Heiderhof, Bad Godesberg, Sommerbergweg 4, 11 am - 6 pm, (0228) 2894213 

"Sport in the Park": Opening event for the Open Movement offer of the Stadtsportbunds (City Sports Assoc. ) Bonn, Marktplatz Bonn, 1 - 4 pm

"Klassik macht Spaß" (Classics are fun): Humorous concert with strings trio Musica Gustoso, Kursana Villa Bonn - Villa Camphausen, Bad Godesberg, Mainzer Str. 233, 4 pm, (0228) 32960 

Walkin' Shoes: Oldies & Rock'n'Roll, Sonja's, Friedrichstr. 13, 4 pm, (0228) 635825 

Concert with Jazzpack: Latin- & Funk-Jazz, Kulturbar Elpi's CoWiCo, Bad Godesberg, Max-Franz-Str. 1, 7:30 pm

Echoes: "A Tribute to Pink Floyd", Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 8 pm, (0228) 614042 

Traveling Light: J.J. Cale-Coverband, Kater 26, Römerstr. 26, 8 pm, (0176) 99500048 

Karussell: GOP Varieté-Theater, Karl-Carstens-Str. 1, 6 & 9 pm, (0228) 4224141

 

REGION

Bike market of the ADFC (Bike Club Bonn/Rhine-Sieg) Troisdorf: Kölner Platz, Troisdorf, 10 am - 1 pm 

“Bauernhof-Tag" (Farm Day): For kids age 5 and up, zum Ziegenhof Minten, 9:45 am, playground St. Helena, Ketteler Straße, registration at cuw.althausen@t-online.de

"Märchenhaftes Siegburg" (Fabulous Siegburg): A Festival for the whole family, 10 am - 5 pm, Stadtmuseum and Marktplatz, 

 

Sunday, April 23

 

BONN

Spring fest at the Botanic Gardens of the University of Bonn, in the Melbgarten on Nachtigallenweg 66 from 10 am - 6 pm, an outside area that is not usually to the public will be made accessible and tours in German will be offered at 11 am and 3 pm, the cafeteria will be open, entrance is free but donations appreciated

"FedCon 2017": Fantasy und Mystery Convention with several well-known actors/actresses; exhibitions, workshops, special happenings for fans and parties; more info. in English at http://www.fedcon.de/en/ Maritim Hotel Bonn, Bad Godesberg, Godesberger Allee/entrance from Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 1, 10 am - 5 pm, (0228) 81080 

Hardtberger Spring: Irish Folk-Concert with Georg Kaiser, Kulturzentrum Hardtberg, Bonn-Hardtberg, Rochusstr. 276, 11 am, (0228) 649518 

Venice: US-Singer/Songwriter-Folk-Pop-Rock, Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 8 pm, (0228) 614042 

Running for beginners: Godesberger TV (sports club), parking lot of the Waldfriedhof (cemetery), Bad Godesberg, Breiter Weg, 11 am 

Open Day at the Tennis club of ESV Blau-Rot Bonn: with training for beginners and a mixed, for fun tourney, Eisenbahnersportverein (ESV) Blau-Rot Bonn, Johanniterstr. 36, 11 am - 5 pm

"25 Jahre Capoeira in Bonn": Celebration of the Bonn Capoeira group; Showing of the Brazilian martial arts, Josef-Strunck-Sporthalle, Röckumstr. 58a, 1:30 - 3:45 pm, (0228) 612290 

 

REGION

Fun-Fair In The Year Dot ("Jahrmarkt Anno Dazumal") :The Fun-Fair in the Year Dot takes place annually from Easter Saturday for nine days. With about 80 carousels, fairground attractions, artistic sensations and rummage stalls, it enables visitors to sample and survey the history of popular entertainment. A fair from the time of the Kaiser and special gastronomic delights round off the event.  LVR-Freilichtmuseum (Open air museum) Rheinisches Landesmuseum für Volkskunde, Mechernich, Eickser Straße, Kommern, 10 am - 7 pm, (02443) 99800, For more information, please visit their website in English: http://www.kommern.lvr.de/en/startseite/startseite.html

Concert with Shama Abbas: "Big Ela" presenting music from Ella Fitzgerald, Halle kabelmetal, Windeck, Schönecker Weg 5, 11 am   

 

Sampling of Exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

Weekend opening of permanent exhibition on Konrad Adenauer at the Adenauerhaus: On Sat. and Sun., the public is invited from 10 am - 6 pm to a big museum fest at Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 8c in Bad Honnef/Rhöndorf, with a varied program for visitors big and small.  Visitors can have a self-portrait sketched, play Boccia where Adenauer did, hear a violin duet play music from his favorite composers, and for kids there will be arts & crafts, a quiz and a Lego track.  For more information about the former German Chancellor, see our story: http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/ga-english/The-life-and-work-of-Adenauer-in-Rh%C3%B6ndorf-und-Bonn-article3536077.html

Iran: Ancient Culture between Water and Desert:  A look at treasures from early Iranian civilization.  Put on in partnership with the National Museum of Iran and the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.  Bundeskunsthalle, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, Fri., Sat. 10 am - 7 pm, (0228) 91710 

Exhibition "Singers, Songwriters & Poets": Works from Oliver Jordan, Stadtmuseum, Siegburg, Am Markt 46, 10 am - 5 pm, Fri., (02241) 9698510  Beethoven Haus: Pictures and documents from Beethoven’s life and achievements,

Beethoven Haus, Bonngasse 20-26, 10 am - 5 pm, (0228) 981 750

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck Exhibitions: A current schedule can be found on the website (English): http://arpmuseum.org/en/ Hans-Arp-Allee 1, 53424 Remagen, (02228) 94250

Bundeskunsthalle Exhibitions: A current listing can be found on the http://www.bundeskunsthalle.de/en/exhibitions/current-exhibitions.html (English)Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4., (0228) 91710

Deutsches Museum Bonn: A current listing can be found on the website: http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/bonn/information/ (English) Bad Godesberg, Ahrstr. 45, 10am - 6pm, (0228) 302255For more information on children’s programmes: (0228) 302 256, E-Mail

Kunstmuseum: A current listing can be found http://www.kunstmuseum-bonn.de/en/information/news/ (English).Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 11am-6pm, (0228) 776260

LVR Landesmuseum: A current listing can be found here: times on webside (English).Colmanstr. 14-16, (0228) 2070351 

 

COMING EVENTS:

Athanasios Titonis, COO of Cologne-Bonn Airport is keynote speaker at “Let’s Talk Business” event, April 27, 7 pm at Bonn International School, Martin-Luther-King Str. 14.  He will provide insights on the challenges of running an international airport in a very competitive environment.  Hosted by the American German Business Club (AGBC).  Finger food buffet and drinks provided.  To register:  please e-mail to bonn@abgc.de or go to this site: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/agbc-bonn-lets-talk-business-athanasios-titonis-about-the-cgn-airport-tickets-32213524519?aff=GAEnglish

LOSt ANGELeS Ensemble of the Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles under the direction  of Prof. Diane Benedict with “Virago Alala!” celebrating woman warriors & heroines throughout the ages (in English), at Theater im Ballsaal Bonn.  April 27, 28 at 8 pm, April 29 at 2 pm. For more information and free tickets: http://www.aib-studyabroad.org/NEWS/

Bonn Players production of “Accidental Death of an Anarchist”: A black farce which explores the aftermath of “suspicious death” in police custody as the actions of one “maniac” threaten to ruin the careers of the officers implicated.  Based on true events surrounding an Italian political activist.  Runs May 9 - 13, at the Kulturzentrum Brotfabrik, Kreuzstraße, Bonn-Beuel, Tickets 15€ (Students 10€), can be ordered online at https://www.bonnplayers.de/

 

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: https://www.kinopolis.de/bn/events/filmreihe/oton

Woki cinema, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1-7, Bonn: http://www.woki.de/

Brotfabrik, Kreuzstrasse 16, Bonn-Beuel: http://www.bonnerkinemathek.de/programm/

Metropolis, Ebertplatz 19, Cologne: http://metropolis-koeln.de/kino/programm/city190/

Odeon-Lichtspieltheater, Severinstraße 81, Cologne: http://www.odeon-koeln.de/inhalt/odeon/plan

Or check out this site http://www.filmstarts.de/kinoprogramm/?cgeocode=126010 tap in your location and then select the OV Original Version.  

 

Sports:  

Bonn Capitals:  Bonn’s baseball team, home games at the Rheinaue field.  For more information and schedule, please visit their website at: http://www.capitals.de/

Telekom Baskets:  Join the excitement of Bonn’s professional basketball team, a schedule of upcoming games here in Bonn (Heimspiel) and tickets online (15 euro) can be found here: https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/bonn/ or purchased by calling (0228) 50 20 14 

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