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January 10 – 12: Tips for the weekend in Bonn and the region

January 10 – 12 : Tips for the weekend in Bonn and the region

The new year is slowly getting under way. The Varieté-Theater presents a new show and "Pink Punk Pantheon" starts again with hot cabaret. Here are these and more worthwhile events in our weekend tips.

Friday, January 10

Dottendorf Jazz Night

The music series in Dottendorf moves into the next round on Friday: The soloist Christian Padberg improvises his music with a loop machine, which can repeat each of his sound structures individually. Alone he can bring a whole orchestra on stage in this way. "Dad's Phonkey solo-a-cappella-loop-improvisations" inspires with world music, jazz up to funk music.

  • Where: Center of Dottendorf, Dottendorfer Str. 41, 53129 Bonn
  • When: Friday, 8 p.m.
  • Tickets: via ga-bonn.com/tickets

"A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel"

With a good tribute band there is more than just simple replaying. Especially the music of the cult duo Simon & Garfunkel requires a great deal of passion and dedication. The five-piece revival band "A Tribute To Simon & Garfunkel" brings "Mrs. Robinson" and "The Sound of Silence" into the harmony of Bonn.

  • Where: Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 53121 Bonn
  • When: Friday, 8 pm
  • Tickets: via ga-bonn.com/tickets

Pink Punk Pantheon

Fritz Litzmann and Hermann Schwaderlappen alias Rainer Pause and Norbert Alich started last Friday into the Session 2020 of the cabaret carnival revue. "Pink Punk Pantheon" serves up the top themes of the past year, cleaning up with Beethoven and e-scooters. For the first time Stephan Ohm will direct the show.

  • Where: Pantheon Theater, Siegburger Straße 42, 53229 Bonn
  • When: Friday and Saturday, 7 pm
  • Tickets: via ga-bonn.com/tickets

GRAND HOTEL at the GOP Variety Theatre

Who is behind the windows of the large hotel in the Varieté-Theater? A mysterious permanent guest and the chic diva? Or a beautiful chambermaid? With artistry, dance and acting, the new show takes a look behind the scenes of the "Grand Hotel".

  • Where: GOP Varieté-Theater, Karl-Carstens-Str. 1, 53113 Bonn
  • When: Friday and Saturday 6 and 9 pm, Sunday, 2 and 5 pm
  • Tickets: via ga-bonn.com/tickets

Saturday, January 11

"Bonn On Ice"

If you feel like a bit of ice skating or curling, "Bonn on Ice" at the Stadtgarten is the place to be. Because on the approximately 1300 square meters large ice surface it is easy to glide. Afterwards, a stop at the mulled wine stand or the snack bar is possible.

  • Where: Ice rink at Stadtgarten am Alten Zoll, Adenauerallee, 53113 Bonn
  • When: Saturday, 10 am to 10pm (Sunday from 10 am to 9pm)
  • Tickets: available for young people from 12 years and adults for 6 Euro (children up to 11 years for 4 Euro)

Guided tours through Ahrweiler

The town of Ahrweiler entices with excellent red wine, medieval town walls and gates. Ahrweiler can be examined more closely in guided tours of the (old) town. A tour visits the medieval sights of the old town in two hours. For wine lovers, the guided tour of the old town is embellished with little tall tales and a wine tasting afterwards.

  • Where: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Blankartshof 1
  • When: Saturday, guided tour of the old town at 10 am, guided tour with wine tasting at 2 pm
  • Further information: at www.ahrtal.de

A Tribute To Genesis - The Early Years

Many fans consider the first years of the British rock band "Genesis" to be the most significant. Therefore the tribute band "The Path Of Genesis" plays mainly the titles of the albums released in the mid 70s. The five-piece group also wants to revive the beginnings of Genesis in the Bonn Harmony.

  • Where: Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 53121 Bonn
  • When: Saturday, 8 pm
  • Tickets: via ga-bonn.com/tickets

Sunday, January 12

Concert of the Bundesjugendorchester

As part of the Beethoven Year 2020, the Federal Youth Orchestra will perform the Fidelio Overture and the 5th Symphony by the famous composer in the auditorium of Bonn University. Klaus Huber's „Tenebrae for large orchestra“ is also on the programme.

  • Where: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53113 Bonn
  • When: Sunday, 6 pm
  • Tickets: via ga-bonn.com/tickets

A summer night's dream for children

Shakespeare is not for children? Nonsense. In Jens Groß's version, the classic "Midsummer Night's Dream" is told from a perspective suitable for children. This way, the mute elves of Titania come on stage suitable even for young eyes.

  • Where: Schauspielhaus Bad Godesberg, Am Michaelshof 9, 53177 Bonn
  • When: Sunday, 4 pm
  • Tickets: via ga-bonn.com/tickets

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: 0228/302256

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.

You can also check out the following theatres, which normally offer at least a couple of movies in English. Films labelled 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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Original text: GA Bonn
Translation: Mareike Graepel