February 22 –24: Tips for the weekend in Bonn and the region

February 22 –24 : Tips for the weekend in Bonn and the region

Tribute shows with hits by rock stars, cabaret, carnival singing or castle lighting: There is a lot going on in Bonn and the region. Here’s our overview for you. But before we look forward to the coming weekend, here are two tips to be entered in your calendar.


Join the AGBC Expert Talk for drinks and snacks on 26 February from 6-8pm at the historic “Bundestag” building in Bonn. Janet Muir and Christoph Beck from the Global Crop Diversity Trust will give a fascinating insight into Svalbard Global Seed Vault and how it became a global initiative for food security. Please take note that the registration deadline is already on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Time: 26 February 2019, 6pm - 8pm
Location: Platz der Vereinten Nationen 7 (Bundestag Building), 53113, Bonn
Note: a drink and snacks are included


Folk Club Bonn turns 100 on March 1, 2019

As everybody knows, Folk Club Bonn is normally a structured evening but in celebration of their "century" they are throwing the doors open to everybody to come along at 6pm and perform for three minutes, on a "first come, first served" basis, which is common in many English folk clubs. They will have two stages so there will be a seamless programme of songs, instrumentals, poems, short plays and comedy throughout the evening.

Videonale.17 at the Bonn Art Museum

35 years ago the first Videonale took place in Bonn as the first video festival in Germany. The 17th edition will take place from 21 February to 14 April at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Discussion rounds, workshops, guided tours and screenings will be offered. The Künstlerforum shows performances during the festival and opens its "Clown Café" at 7 pm for events, snacks and drinks. A four-day festival is dedicated to the motto "Refracted Realities" until 24 February.

Where: Kunstmuseum Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 53113 Bonn, Germany
When: When? Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 am to 6 pm, Wednesdays until 9 pm
Admission: From 2,80 Euro

Mixed Lounge at the Pantheon

On Friday evening the Pantheon will be transformed into a musical-cultural melting pot again from 10.45pm. In the Late-Night-Lounge the Cologne DJ and producer Axel Erbstößer - alias Dr. Green - plays classical music, pop and minimal electro.Franz-Maria von Stahl has his electric guitar and Twang sound in his luggage, Jakob Miller plays accordion. Bar mixer Marius Trovik serves the cocktails of the month, Singapore Sling.

Where: Pantheon Theater, Siegburger Straße 42, 53229 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday, 10.45pmTickets: Admission free

Deep In Rock: More than a Tribute to Deep Purple

"Classic Rock Night" in harmony: Deep in Rock play the classics of rock music from Deep Purple to Rainbow and Whitesnake to Led Zeppelin - powerful and authentic in sound, without copying the originals too much. The programme of the five-piece band is complemented by their own titles.

Where: Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, Bonn
When: Saturday, 8pm
Info: (0228) 614042

The Mavericks: Country Rock Band

In the nineties THE MAVERICKS first made a name for themselves in the USA, but then also in Europe as a grandiose live band. Now the four musicians from Florida have been in the business for a long time, but haven't forgotten anything, but have perfected their sound over the years. The unique mixture of New Country and Latin with Rockabilly influences still carries everyone away at their legendary concerts. It's lucky that they cross the Atlantic again and again for their live appearances and that fans in this country can also enjoy their exciting music mix.

Where: The canteen, Neusser Landstr. 2a, Cologne
When: Saturday, 7pm
Info: (0221) 16791616

Mitch Ryder: Rhythm & Blues aus Detroit City

You only had to read the faces of the fans in front of the stage and knew immediately: The Rock Foghorn from Detroit hasn't been that good for a long time.Up and down the country, Mitch Ryder celebrated rock music. "That's how Jim Morrison would sound at the age of 71," wrote the venerable ZEIT, the WDR dedicated a one-hour radio report to the rock warhorse and the Berliner Zeitung asked: "When was the last time the Stones laid down 'Gimme Shelter' like this, maybe thirty years ago?“ Now the singer with the lurking vibrato in his voice is again on his way through the clubs and halls with his current CD in his touring luggage. "This will probably be my most important and certainly one of the best albums I have ever made," says Mitch Ryder about this album which doesn't need to shy away from comparison with his 1979 masterpiece "Naked But not Dead".

Where: Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, Bonn
When: Sunday, 8pm
Info: (0228) 614042

Guided tours in the plenary hall of the former German Bundestag

Once upon a time, heated debates and important decisions were made in this architecturally outstanding location - today, associations, companies and organisations such as the UN Secretariats meet here with a unique panoramic view of the Rhine. It also shows how this historic building has grown together with the adjacent new building to form the ultra-modern World Conference Center Bonn.

Where: World Conference Center Bonn, United Nations Square 2, 53113 Bonn, Germany
When. When? Saturday and Sunday, from 14 o'clock onwards
Tickets: From 2,50 Euro at Bonnticket.

Due to the high demand, it is recommended to book early.

Sampling of museums and exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

EUROTOPIA - Frauen für Europa! (Women for Europe): Art-Information-Initiative, Community exhibition, Frauenmuseum, Im Krausfeld 10, 2 - 6pm, Saturday, (0228) 691344

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) 776260LVR 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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(Translation: Mareike Graepel)

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