June 14 - 16

What’s on in Bonn and the region?

Pause muss sein: Teilnehmer der „Tour de Ahrtal“ in Müsch.

Cyclists on the "Tour de Ahrtal" in Müsch.

BONN. An international summer fête, a Bonn Capitals baseball game, the broadway musical “Chicago” and a bike tour along the picturesque Ahr River are all happening this weekend.  And there is lots more too!

1. Independent Bonn International School Summer Fête

I.B.I.S. Summer Fête: The annual Summer Fête is one of the biggest social events in the calendar of this international school in Bonn.  As always, visitors can expect music, food, and lots of fun and games from an international community representing more than 48 countries.  Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the international atmosphere and sample the delicious food and drink!

When: Friday, June 14 from 4 - 7 pm

Where: Independent Bonn International School, Tulpenbaumweg 42, on the Heiderhof in Bonn

2. Baseball game: Bonn Capitals vs. Bremen Dockers

Bonn Capitals home game: Here’s a chance to come and support Bonn’s own team, the 2018 Baseball Bundesliga Champions.  They will take on the Bremen Dockers in a double header at the Bonn Capitals Baseball Stadium in the Rheinaue this weekend.  The AGBC (American German Business Club) has reserved seating above the visitor dugout for the first game.  The family-friendly event is free and AGBC members will be on hand to explain baseball for first-timers.  Food and beverages are available for purchase.  If you plan to attend, please send an email to secretary@agbc-bonn.de 

When: June 16, Sunday at 1 pm

Where: Martin-Luther-King Str. 36, Bonn

3. Open day at German Aerospace Center

The Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (The German Aerospace Center - DLR) in Bonn will open its doors to everyone for the second time on June 16. There will be an opportunity for visitors to take a look behind the scenes at the three institutions operating in Bonn-Oberkassel: DLR Project Management, Space Management and Project Management Aeronautics Research. Admission is free. 

Where: German Aerospace Center, Heinrich-Konen-Straße 5, 53227 Bonn, Germany

When: Sunday, June 16 from 10 am to 5 pm

Further information: www.dlr.de

4. Sculpture exhibition with international artists in Schweinheim

TheRhineArt is a sculpture exhibition at the Katharinenhof: The short trip to Schweinheim, Venner Straße 51 should not be a problem but it is indeed a road with twists and turns.  But the trip is worth it, especially on Sunday, June 16, when the artist couple Anne and Konrad Beikircher open the new sculpture exhibition TheRhineArt at their Katharinenhof. In the spacious and undisturbed park area, 60 international artists exhibit their sculptures. The elaborate overall installation is already technically and logistically like a true masterpiece. For the imaginative visitor, a fascinating trail of the most diverse creations unfolds. Admission is 4 euros, children get in free.  For more information, please visit: Tel. (0177) 76 34 600; www.therhineart.de (Heinz Dietl)

When: Sunday, June 16, 12 - 6 pm.  Also open through October 6 on Fridays from 1 - 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm.

Where: Venner Str. 51, Bonn-Schweinheim

5. Whisky tasting in Bonn

The Mexican restaurant "Cancun Story" invites visitors to a whisky tasting on Sunday. Then there will be the opportunity to try different brands and discover new things. Tickets start at 37.99 euros and are available here:  ga-bonn.de/tickets

Where: Cancun Story, Clemens August Strasse 4-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany

When: Sunday, June 16 at 2 pm

6. Divas - A travesty revue with real guys

Divas: For the finale of their first season in the Spiegelpalast (Tent Palace) in Bonn, the two hosts Knut Vanmarcke and Dirk Vossberg-Vanmarcke present a spectacular travesty spectacle with four dancers and lots of charm. Weekend tickets start at 29 euros. For tickets and more information, please visit the website: https://theaterpalast.de

When: Friday, June 14 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, June 16 at  4 pm.  Runs until July 14 with performances Thursdays - Sundays.

Where: Bonn, Malentes Theater Palast, Godesberger Allee 69 (on the B9), at the tram stop “Hochkreuz”

7. Celebrating 25 Years of the Haus der Geschichte (History Museum)

Haus der Geschichte:  Bonn’s history museum celebrates a 25th anniversary over the weekend with a variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family.  The theme for the special celebration is "passion for collecting".  Visitors will find a craft station, an art studio and children's theater for children aged three and over. Admission is free. For more information please see: https://www.hdg.de

When: June 15, Saturday & June 16, Sunday beginning at 11 am

Where: House of History, Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, 53113 Bonn, Germany

8. Tour de Ahrtal for cyclists

Tour de Ahrtal: This year once again, the participating districts and communities in the Ahr valley and in the northern Eifel invite you to a cycling initiative day. From Blankenheim to Altenahr, the Tour de Ahrtal leads along well-developed country roads, through idyllic villages and along the Ahr river through the varied landscape of the Ahr valley. For more information, please visit: www.blankenheim.de

Where: Start in Blankenheim with the traditional cyclist's blessing on the Curtius Schulten Square.

When: Sunday, June 16, 10 am to 6 pm

9. Mittelrhein Music Festival

Summer festival 2019: The Mittelrhein Music Festival kicks off this weekend with “Dorothy Parker’s New York Stories in Concert”.  In the Roaring Twenties, she was the queen of New York. Dorothy Parker wrote for "Vogue", "Vanity Fair" and the "New Yorker". Her short stories and poems were among the most important of their time. Actress Birgit Minichmayr reads a selection of her short stories and the classic jazz piano duo Chris Hopkins & Bernd Lhotzky ("Echoes of Swing") play American songs and melodies from the past century to match the stories. Hopkins and Lhotzky are among the world's leading classical jazz pianists with their exuberant piano style full of energy and wit. They play on two grand pianos, a real pleasure for the audience. Snacks and cold drinks are also served.  The festival runs until August 30. For more information about upcoming shows, please visit the website: https://www.mittelrheinmusik.de

When: Friday, June 14 at 8 pm

Where: In der Sayner Hütte, 56170 Bendorf-Sayn (in an historical iron works building)

10. "Chicago" original broadway musical in Cologne

“Chicago”: In the seventies, this musical on Broadway triggered a real hype, but the new production became even more successful in 1996. After the revival performances in New York, the musical “Chicago” moved to London and finally to Vienna in the German-speaking world. In 1997, the new musical version of Chicago won six Tony Awards. Now the acclaimed Broadway production Chicago 2019 is here, with lyrics and songs in English, and German subtitles.  

When: June 14, Friday at 7:30 pm, June 15, Saturday at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm, June 16, Sunday at 2:30 & 7:30 pm.  For the complete schedule and tickets, please visit the English website: Chicago - The Musical 2019-20 | Tickets & Information

Where: Musical Dome Cologne, Goldgasse 1, 50668 Cologne

11. 90’s party

90’s party:  The Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls and Blümchen: At the 90's party in the Live Music Hall in Cologne on Saturday night, everything will revolve around the music of this decade. But it will also feature the best music of today. Tickets begin at 6.50 euros and are available at: ga-bonn.de/tickets

Where: Live Music Hall, Lichtstraße 30, 50825 Cologne, Germany

When: 11 pm, Saturday, June 15

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) 302 256

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. 

http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/freizeit/kino/kinofinder/

You can also check out the following theaters which 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:  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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