On Saturday, Beuel's the place to be. With the spring festival, the first Beuel pub night and the Gentleman concert, three major events are coming up. But there is plenty more to discover. Here are our event tips for the weekend.
Friday, March 29
Street food market in Bad Godesberg
25 professional and hobby chefs prepare international culinary delights on the weekend at the Theaterplatz in Bad Godesberg. Vegans and meat lovers are equally well catered for.
Where: Forum of the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday, 29 March, from 5 to 10 pm; Saturday, 30 March, from 12 noon to 10 pm and Sunday, 31 March, 12 noon to 7 pm
Puetzchen's historical fairground
The third "Historical Fair" in Pützchen is open until Easter. On approximately 3000 square metres, nine rides from the 18th and 19th centuries, among others, invite you on a journey into the past of Rhenish amusement culture. The use of the rides and performances is free of charge.
Where: Pützchen's historical fair, Holzlarer Weg 42, 53229 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday, 29 March, from 2 to 10 pm, Saturday, 30 March from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday, 31 March, from 11am to 8 pm
Tickets: Tickets are available at the box office for 15,50 Euro
"Michael Jackson: On the Wall"
Seldom has an exhibition in the Bundeskunsthalle been so controversial. The show, produced by London's National Portrait Gallery, shows works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Isa Genzken, Paul McCarthy, Louise Lawler, and Candice Breitz.
Where: Bundeskunsthalle, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, 53115 Bonn, Germany
When: until 14 July; Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to 9 pm, Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm
Tickets: 10 Euro (6,50 Euro reduced)
Critical Mass Bonn
Every last Friday of the month cyclists gather in Bonn for a "cheerful protest ride". The distance is decided by the group according to their mood. At the end there’s a relaxed get-together and people might go for a beer together.
Meeting point: Akademisches Kunstmuseum, Am Hofgarten 21, 53113 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday, 29 March, 6 pm
Participation: Free of charge
Saturday, March 30
Gentleman at the Telekom Forum
At this year's "Over-the-border" festival, musical boundaries will be overcome for the fourth time. The superstar of the festival is certainly the Cologne reggae singer Gentleman. On Saturday he will play at the Telekom Forum in Beuel. Support act is the international reggae band Banda Senderos from Essen.
Where: Telekom Forum, Landgrabenweg 151, 53227 Bonn, Germany
When: Saturday, 30 March, 19.30 hrs
Admission: 44.80 Euro on bonnticket.de or at the General-Anzeiger ticket offices.
1st pub night in the Bermuda Triangle
And with this, we are staying right in the centre of Beuel. From 5 pm the first Beuel pub night with live music starts in the "Bermuda Triangle". Five locations close together take part: Brückenforum, Gaststätte Adler, Dante, Rheinbrücke and El Horizonte. The end is planned for 3 am.
Where: "Bermudadreieck" Beuel, Konrad-Adenauer-Platz/Hermannstraße/Friedrich-Breuer-Straße, 53225 Bonn
When: Saturday, 30 March, 5pm to 3 am
Admission: 14.20 Euro at bonnticket.de or at the General-Anzeiger ticket offices.
Stereolith in cult 41
Contrast program to Gentleman wanted? Then a visit to Kult 41 might be worth it. The Koblenz band Stereolith play a mixture of Grunge, Punk, Desert, Stoner- and Psychedelic Rock. The Sombrero Skulls are supporting. It will get loud and wild.
Where: Kult 41, Hochstadenring 41, 53119 Bonn, Germany
When: Saturday, 23 March, 8 pm to 3 am
Tickets: 6 Euro at the box office
Sunday, March 31
Vintage Kilo Sale at BaseCamp
Germany's biggest pop-up event for second-hand clothing comes to Bonn. Selected vintage clothes from the 1960s to 1990s are sold on Sunday at the BaseCamp for 35 Euro per kilo. In addition there will be wine, snacks and music. The event, which is also taking place in other cities, is organised by the Social Entrepreneurship „Vinokilo".
Where: BaseCamp Young Hostel Bonn, In der Raste 1, 53129 Bonn, Germany
When: Sunday, 31 March, 12 to 19 o'clock
Admission: 2 Euro at the box office
"Planet 3.0 - Climate.Life.Future“
With extraordinary exhibits and interactive stations, the exhibition "PLANET 3.0 - Climate.Life.Future" in the Museum König invites you on a journey into the past, the present and a possible future of our planet.
Where: Museum König, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
When: until 26 May 2019, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday to 9 pm
Admission: 5 Euro (2,50 Euro reduced)
Beueler Spring Festival
At the weekend, Beuel will be kicking into spring mode on the Rhine promenade and in the Beueler City. The Spring Festival is the first major open-air event of the year in the district.
Where: Beuel city centre and Rhine promenade, from the Chinese ship to the greedy pontoon
When: Saturday, 30 March, from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 31 March, from 11 am to 6 pm
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) 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.
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(Original text: GA Bonn; Translation: Mareike Graepel)