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November 30 - December 2: Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

November 30 - December 2 : Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

An English Christmas bazaar, a castle Christmas market (with bagpipes), and some outstanding musical acts from blues to rock to Christmas harp music. ABBA fans might enjoy the musical dinner and the musical “Alice in Wonderland” is fun for all ages. Enjoy the weekend!

For those of you who have not yet had a chance, it’s the perfect time for visiting a Christmas market in Bonn and the region. Here is our list if you haven’t had a chance to have a look yet: http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/ga-english/Christmas-markets-in-Bonn-and-the-region-article3985766.html But wait, a few Christmas and Advent markets and bazaars are open only for a limited amount of time, you will find some of them included here, along with other events happening this weekend.

English Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar: Saturday, December 1, 12 -4pm, at St. Josef Pfarrheim (Church Hall), An St. Josef 19a, 53225 Bonn. There will be many stalls: English books, Christmas cards, crafts, gifts, jams, British foods and Tombola. Lunch, cakes and refreshments will be served all day. Please come and support us and bring your friends and family. For more information, see the Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2065704930407186/

Advent market in Oberwinter

Advent market at the Marktplatz in Oberwinter: The Advent Market in Oberwinter opens on the first weekend of Advent, 1 and 2 December, in the historic center of Remagen-Oberwinter. Look forward to a large selection of Christmas decorations, handicrafts, carvings, spices, tea, liqueurs, glass articles, jewelry, Advent arrangements, cribs and candles in a charming atmosphere, starts at 4pm on Sat, 3pm on Sunday. For more information, please visit: http://www.weihnachtsmarkt-deutschland.de/remagen-oberwinter-weihnachtsmarkt.html


Wein-Nachts-Market: (can be translated into Wine Night Market or Christmas market - it’s a play on words). Around the festively illuminated monastery garden, with a huge Christmas tree in its middle, as well as in the church ruins of the winery, handicrafts and culinary delicacies are offered. Unique stalls present many beautiful things from pottery, woodturning and wrought-iron work to handmade Christmas decorations and treats. Small bonfires make for an impressive ambience throughout the grounds. Monastery ruin Marienthal, Altenahr, Klosterstr. 3-5, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 12 to 8 pm, Sunday. For more information, please call: (02641) 98060 or visit website: http://booking.ahrtal.de/ahrtal/en/event/detail/RPT/988bd927-2ca9-4ced-a4f4-d605c98dad19/wein-nachts-markt?selArrivalDate=20181130&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

“Alice in Wonderland” musical

“Alice in Wonderland”: The musical is performed by students from Bonn International School (BIS). When Alice follows a white rabbit with a pocket watch, she tumbles into a world where nothing is the way it was before. Flowers, caterpillars and cats can speak, the Mad Hatter celebrates his non-birthday, and the Queen of Hearts' court consists of playing cards. Alice becomes very tiny or very large by eating cookies or carrots, and finds that none of the social rules she has learned will help her advance in this world. "Alice in Wonderland" is open to the public this Thursday and Friday, November 30 & December 1 at 7 pm in the auditorium of Bonn International School, Martin-Luther-King-Straße 14. Admission is free, but you have to register by sending an e-mail to development@bonn-is.de .

ABBA Deluxe

ABBA Deluxe: Dinner show at the Godesburg. The ABBA TRIBUTE SHOW celebrates one of the most successful bands in music history, playing at lovely castles and hotels across Germany. They present ABBA hits - topped off by an exquisite 4-course meal. Fans say it is not just a concert but “a more complete experience filled with both conversation and jokes.” Bad Godesberg, Auf dem Godesberg 5, 7pm, Saturday. To order tickets online (85 euros), please visit: https://www.worldofdinner.de/abba-tribute-dinnershow/

Ice Skating at Bonn on Ice

Bonn On Ice. It’s that time of year again when the weather is cold and winter sports are cool. Anyone who is inclined can put on some ice skates and do some figure eights around the ice skating rink in Bonn city center. Rental skates are available at the rink, Stadtgarten am Alten Zoll, Adenauerallee. Open on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm and on Sunday from 10 am - 9pm. There is already a very high demand again for curling and reservations are required by signing up online: www.bonnonice.de

"We wish you a merry Christmas" with Tom Daun

"We wish you a merry Christmas": The sweet scent of a steaming pudding, a filled jug of "Christmas Ale", in the vase a green branch of holly with deep red berries - Christmas in England. Tom Daun invites you to a pre-Christmas concert: medieval monastic anthems, tender sounds of the English Renaissance, Celtic harp melodies for Advent, popular and lesser known carols for humming and singing along. Of course, some German Christmas melodies are also included. Tom Daun is one of the leading harpists in Germany and has postgraduate music degrees from Edinburgh University, as well as having studied at Cologne Conservatory. Brotfabrik, Bonn-Beuel, Kreuzstr. 16, 6pm.

Toys2Masters final round

Toys2Masters: The band competition for up and coming bands in the region heads into the final round on Saturday with the bands Avalanche Effect, Gin Red, Ramble, Take One, Vinku, Wildfire and The Slapstickers. More than 80 bands have taken part in the competition and the winning band will receive 40,000 euros. The audience will decide together with the jury who will be the winner of the competition. Brückenforum, Bonn-Beuel, Friedrich-Breuer-Str. 17, 5pm, Saturday. Tickets cost 12.50 euros and are available at: bonnticket.de

Danny Bryant & Band at the Harmonie

Danny Bryant & band: The UK Blues Rock guitarist, who has been on a steady upward trajectory for several years, will present his new studio album "Revelation" (release date: 20.04.18, Jazzhaus Records) live on an extended European tour. Before Bryant and his band take the stage, blues guitarist Al Frinderman will perform. Frinderman's journey to the roots of the blues began after studying at the New York School of Visual Arts, he played in well known blues bands, performing in the hottest clubs in Georgia and Alabama. Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 7pm. For tickets, please see: https://www.harmonie-bonn.de/all-event-list/danny-bryant-band/


An American Christmas: An Evening of Solo Piano Music and Stories– presented in German and English –from Robin Meloy Goldsby with special guest Heike Bänsch
Thursday, Dezember 6, 2018 at 7pm, Steinway & Sons Köln, Hohenstaufenring 57A, Cologne. Sponsored by the Amerika Haus, the event is free but space is limited, with tickets granted on first come, first served basis. https://www.eventbrite.de/e/an-american-christmas-an-evening-of-solo-piano-music-and-stories-presented-in-german-and-english-tickets-52526408903

Sampling of museums and exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

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: 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: 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.

Kinopolis, Moltkestr. 7-9, Bad Godesberg: http://www.kinopolis.de/bn/events/filmreihe/oton

Woki cinema, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1-7, Bonn: http://www.woki.de/

Brotfabrik, Kreuzstrasse 16, Bonn-Beuel: http://www.bonnerkinemathek.de/programm/

Metropolis, Ebertplatz 19, Cologne: http://metropolis-koeln.de/kino/programm/city190/

Odeon-Lichtspieltheater, Severinstraße 81, Cologne: http://www.odeon-koeln.de/inhalt/odeon/plan

Or check out this site http://www.filmstarts.de/kinoprogramm/?cgeocode=126010tap in your location and then select the OV Original Version.

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