August 10 - 12

What’s happening in Bonn and the region?

Das Labyrinth aus der Vogelperspektive

Try to make your way through the giant human maze in the Rheinaue Park.

BONN/REGION. It’s a great weekend for foodies, flying enthusiasts and budding scientists - take your pick!  And the 90’s open air fest in the Rheinaue could also be a fun option this weekend, along with lots of other wonderful music choices.

Friday, August 10

BONN

  • MS Wissenschaft (MS Science) on the shore of the Rhine: The exhibition ship with interactive experiments for school classes and youth on the topic "Journey into the future of work", especially recommended for those from age 12 and up, everyone is invited to participate and explore; accessible for wheelchairs but a call in advance is requested (0172) 1765936; further information at www.ms-wissenschaft.de, located at Stresemannufer at the former federal parliament building, KD-dock, open 10am - 7pm, Friday through Sunday
  • U12: "Tribute to U2" with hits like “Pride (In the Name of Love)” and “Beautiful Day” and a multi-screen light show, also features belly dancer to “Mysterious Ways”, in the beer garden of the Park Restaurant Rheinaue, tickets are 13.50 euros and can be purchased here: https://www.bonnticket.de/U12+-+Tribute+to+U2-Tickets-3501/?evId=1766466&pageId=3501 Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, 7:30 pm, (0228) 374030
  • Green Juice Warm Up: Featuring bands Sunday Morning Sex (60’s Krautrock) at 8pm; The Fat Cat (modern vintage rock)at  9pm, The Dubliner Irish Pub, Maxstr. 18-20
  • Stadtgartenkonzerte (City garden concert series): Heavy metal band Hornado at 7pm; hard rock band Gun Barrel at 8pm, Stadtgarten am Alten Zoll, Adenauerallee
  • Mobile Labyrinth: Try to make your way through the giant human maze in the Rheinaue Park, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee, 9 am to 10 pm, 0163-7653728

COLOGNE

  • 31st Cologne Summer festival: "The 27 Club Legends never die".  Jimi Hendrix '"Purple Haze", the Stones classic "I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction)", Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart" or Nirvana's grunge anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit": "The 27 Club" unites true milestones of music history in a unique tribute concert. Handpicked, top musicians from Britain bow to the most influential artists of all time and pay tribute to the unforgettable icons of entire generations. Philharmonie Köln, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3 & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, tickets online at: www.koeln.ticket.de
  • Westcoast-Punk-Invasion: With T.S.O.L., The Weirdos, Battallion of Saints und Union 13, MTC Club, Zülpicher Str. 10, 7:30pm, (0221) 2404188
  • Friday Night Fever Open Air Party: Die Kantine, Neusser Landstr. 2a, 10pm, (0221) 16791616

Saturday, August 11

BONN

  • MS Wissenschaft (MS Science) on the shore of the Rhine: The exhibition ship with interactive experiments for school classes and youth on the topic "Journey into the future of work", especially recommended for those from age 12 and up, everyone is invited to participate and explore; accessible for wheelchairs but a call in advance is requested (0172) 1765936; further information at www.ms-wissenschaft.de, located at Stresemannufer at the former federal parliament building, KD-dock, open 10am - 7pm, Friday through Sunday
  • The 90’s Live: Open-air festival in the Rheinaue with bands and solo artists of the 90’s; including Rednex, Dr. Alban, Oli P., Snap !, Kate Ryan and more; the group is touring across Germany, with 30,000 visitors having attended the opening in Oberhausen. The first of 14 acts begins at 2pm and the event finishes at 10pm, tickets can be bought at bonnticket.de. More information at www.90er-live.de, Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee
  • Agrotóxico: One of the most well-known bands from the punk and hardcore music scene in Brazil.  The band from São Paulo has given over 150 concerts in Europe.  Their texts deal with fascism, oppression, violence, and environmental problems among other themes. Cologne band H-Bomb Holiday Camp also plays, a mix of hardcore, rock and punk rock, admission 8 euros, Kult 41, Hochstadenring 41, 53119 Bonn
  • Stadtmusik (City music): Rock, pop & jazz music performed live on different stages in Bonn city center including Marktplatz, Friedensplatz and Bottlerplatz, inner city, 2 - 7pm
  • The fireflies: Papa Joe's Swing Ensemble presents chansons and groovy swing numbers from the 20's, Small Theater Bad Godesberg, Bad Godesberg, Koblenzer Str. 78, 7:30 pm, (0228) 362839
  • Stadtgartenkonzerte (City garden concert series): Attic (alternative pop) at 6:30pm, Brother Movement, Rheinische Zwillingspower at 7:25pm; Elia (indie-alternative-rap-rock) at 8:20pm; The Ride (rock from Maastricht) at 9:15pm, Stadtgarten at the Alten Zoll, Adenauerallee
  • Mobile Labyrinth: Try to make your way through the giant human maze in the Rheinaue Park, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee, 9 am to 10 pm, 0163-7653728

REGION

  • 23rd Gourmet fest "Ahrtal de luxe": The foodie fest runs for two days. On Saturday, the band Pop History presents “Legends in concerts”, pop classics from five decades at the "Ahrtal de luxe". Dance to the most popular rock and pop classics from 5 decades, from Flower Power of the 70’s to Queen and the Rolling Stones. Live music, DJ and dance floor. Admission from 5 pm, Kurpark Bad Neuenahr, to purchase tickets online: https://www.bad-neuenahr-ahrweiler.de/open-air/. For foodies, the outdoor gourmet fest runs from 11am - 8pm on Sunday, with 42 different appetizers, main courses and desserts served from seven mobile kitchens.  Gourmet food at moderate prices, with guests dining in the lovely spa park under white umbrellas.  Visitors can also enjoy the best wines selected by winegrowers from the Ahr. Extraordinary floral artworks by "Lersch Floraldesign by Mehmet Yilmaz" underscore the unique flair of the spa park.
  • Euroflugtag 2018 (Euroflight Day 2018):  Pilots from all over Europe have a chance to show off their skills as viewers get to watch an air show with real model aircraft.  From 9am on Saturday and Sunday, there will be thousands of model aircraft to watch, and on Saturday night at 10pm, there is a night flight show with fireworks and a party afterwards.  On site-parking is available for three euros.  Beverages, grilled food, coffee and cake is also available. “Marshall’s/Helpers: Many of them are at the flight line. They are totally committed to the smooth running of the Show. Most speak English and really want their guests to enjoy themselves.” At the Aero Club Rheidt 1969 e.V., Otto-Lilienthal-Weg in Niederkassel, more information can be found here in English: http://www.ac-r.de/EF/Info2018_engl.pdf

COLOGNE

  • 31st Cologne Summer festival: "The 27 Club Legends never die".  Jimi Hendrix '"Purple Haze", the Stones classic "I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction)", Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart" or Nirvana's grunge anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit": "The 27 Club" unites true milestones of music history in a unique tribute concert. Handpicked, top musicians from Britain bow to the most influential artists of all time and pay tribute to the unforgettable icons of entire generations. Philharmonie Köln, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3 & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, tickets online at: www.koeln.ticket.de
  • Shake Appeal: 60‘s punk, garage & soul-party, Sonic Ballroom, Oscar-Jäger-Str. 190, 11pm, (0221) 16918894

Sunday, August 12

BONN

  • Family Holiday Flea Market:  The family is the focus here, come and see what items are on offer at the big park in Bad Godesberg.  This will likely be a well-visited market.  Rigalsche Wiese, Bad Godesberg, 11am to 6pm
  • GA summer garden: Brass Neva Saint Petersburg; Jazz, roof of the Bundeskunsthalle (National Art Museum), Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 11:30am to 2:30pm, (0228) 91710
  • Bourbon Street Stompers: "Music of the Twenties", beer garden of the Park Restaurant Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, 2pm to 5pm, (0228) 374030
  • Green Juice Warm Up: With bands Trust in Harmony (folk-pop) at 8pm; Like Snow (folk-pop) at 9pm, Euro Theater Central Bonn, Münsterplatz 30/entrance on Mauspfad, (0228) 652951
  • MS Wissenschaft (MS Science) on the shore of the Rhine: The exhibition ship with interactive experiments for school classes and youth on the topic "Journey into the future of work", especially recommended for those from age 12 and up, everyone is invited to participate and explore; accessible for wheelchairs but a call in advance is requested (0172) 1765936; further information at www.ms-wissenschaft.de, located at Stresemannufer at the former federal parliament building, KD-dock, open 10am - 7pm, Friday through Sunday
  • Mobile Labyrinth: Try to make your way through the giant human maze in the Rheinaue Park, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee, 9 am to 10 pm, 0163-7653728
  • The fireflies: Papa Joe's Swing Ensemble presents chansons and groovy swing numbers from the 20's, Small Theater Bad Godesberg, Bad Godesberg, Koblenzer Str. 78, 6 pm, (0228) 362839
  • For kids: Experimentation Sunday: Visitors from the age of 6 can do some experimenting under the guidance of museum staff, no registration required, Deutsches Museum Bonn, Bad Godesberg, Ahrstr. 45, 11am to 4pm, (0228) 302255

REGION

  • 23rd Gourmet fest "Ahrtal de luxe":  On Saturday, the band Pop History presents “Legends in concerts”, pop classics from five decades at the "Ahrtal de luxe". Dance to the most popular rock and pop classics from 5 decades, from Flower Power of the 70’s to Queen and the Rolling Stones. Live music, DJ and dance floor. Admission from 5 pm, Kurpark Bad Neuenahr, to purchase tickets online: https://www.bad-neuenahr-ahrweiler.de/open-air/  For foodies, the outdoor gourmet fest runs from 11am - 8pm on Sunday, with 42 different appetizers, main courses and desserts served from seven mobile kitchens.  Gourmet food at moderate prices, with guests dining in the lovely spa park under white umbrellas.  Visitors can also enjoy the best wines selected by winegrowers from the Ahr. Extraordinary floral artworks by "Lersch Floraldesign by Mehmet Yilmaz" underscore the unique flair of the spa park.
  • 11th Barbarossa Classics: Motorsport Nostalgia 150 kilometer journey starts at 10 am; the exhibition of the historical vehicles begins around 4 pm when they have returned, Kaiserplatz in Sinzig

COLOGNE

  • 31st Cologne Summer festival: "The 27 Club Legends never die".  Jimi Hendrix '"Purple Haze", the Stones classic "I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction)", Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart" or Nirvana's grunge anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit": "The 27 Club" unites true milestones of music history in a unique tribute concert. Handpicked, top musicians from Britain bow to the most influential artists of all time and pay tribute to the unforgettable icons of entire generations. Philharmonie Köln, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3 & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, tickets online at: www.koeln.ticket.de
  • Hedwig and the Angry inch: “The best Rock-Musical ever”, On the Volksbühne (People’s stage) at Rudolfplatz, Aachener Str. 5, 3:30pm and 7:30pm
  • The Akulas + Los Mosquitos: Surf rock, Sonic Ballroom, Oscar-Jäger-Str. 190, 9:30pm, (0221) 16918894

Sampling of Exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

  • Summer Mix 2018: Artists of the Gallery Firla in Fabrik 45, Fabrik 45, Hochstadenring 45, 4 - 8pm, Friday
  • 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:  The Playground Project, outdoor at the museum.  Carsten Höller: "Bonner Rutschbahn/Bonn-Slide", “The Cleaner” from Marina Abramovic,  more from the 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: http://www.deutsches-museum.de/de/bonn/information/ (English), Bad Godesberg, Ahrstr. 45, 10am - 6pm, (0228) 302255. For more information on children’s programmes: (0228) 302 256, E-Mail
  • 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? 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.   

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