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February 1–3: Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

February 1–3 : Weekend tips for Bonn and the region

Some seriously cool concerts are on the list for this weekend - but don’t worry, you’ll get heated up quickly.

Several tribute gigs with Springsteen and Led Zeppelin rock sounds as well as a reggae night should mean hot entertainment even if it’s cold outside. Other tips include plays, readings and much more. Also one for the calendar: A bilingual info evening at the Johanniter Hospital next week - for parents-to-be.

Friday, the 3th

Folk Club Bonn Meeting:

The next Folk Club meeting will take place on February 1, 2019, from 7pm until 10pm, in Dotty's Sports Bar and Restaurant (formerly Sträters Sports Bar), it’s the public clubhouse of the Bonn Tennis and Hockey Club, and located on Christian Miesen Street in 53129 Bonn (Dottendorf). The 99th edition of the Folk Club Bonn will include an appearance of the group Tangoyim from Bergisches Hückeswagen (https://www.tangoyim.de/index.php) as featured artists. Tangoyim play klezmer, Yiddish songs and tangos. With violin, accordion and clarinet, Stefanie Hölzle and Daniel Marsch send the listener on a journey through Jewish music from the world of the Eastern European Schtetl to America in the 1920s. Tangoyim have already inspired the Folk Club several times, most recently in September 2011. As always, there are of course other performances with artists, especially from the region. The theme of the evening will be "Fresh air".

For further information please contact the Folk Club Team:

John Harrison (0228 3670150), Steven Perry (0228 4223126), Ingrid and Detlef Stachetzki (0228 671621). There is no admission fee to enter.

BTHVN Week: Meta 4

The BTHVN week in Bonn enters its next round with the band Meta 4. The string quartet presents pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn and Johannes Brahms, among others. Meta 4 consists of Antti Tikkanen (violin), Minna Pensola (violin), Atte Kilpeläinen (viola) and Tomas Djupsjöbacka (cello).

Where: Beethoven House, Bonngasse 24-26, 53111 Bonn, Germany

When: Friday at 7.30pm

Tickets: advance booking from 37,40 (reduced 18,70 Euro) Euro at www-ga-bonn.de/tickets

Bosstime in the „Harmonie“

Founded in 2003, Bosstime has become a much sought-after Bruce Springsteen tribute band. The goal of the eight-member formation is to set a musical monument to Bruce Springsteen and his legendary E-Street Band during their lifetime. At the three-hour concert, Bosstime presents hits by the rocker.

Where: Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30, 53121 Bonn, Germany

When: Friday at 8pm

Tickets: Advance sale for 24,40 Euro at www.ga-bonn.de/tickets

Further information and concerts:konzertkalender-bonn.de

Musical reading

The band "Taste of Woodstock" celebrates 50 years of Woodstock with music by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends. In addition, the musicians revive the Californian music scene of the late 60s and early 70s. In the two-hour performance they also present texts from the biographies of Graham Nash, Neil Young and David Crosby, among others.

Where: Bookstore 46, Kaiserstraße 46, 53113 Bonn, Germany

When: Friday at 20 o'clock

Tickets: 22 Euro at the box office

Further information:www.buchladen46.de

You are the reason:

How do young people stage themselves in the social networks and in virtual worlds, where everyone can seemingly be anything they want? What kind of relationships are created, and how do the real relationships of the young people and their behaviour among each other change? These were the questions at the beginning of the development of the play 'You are the Reason', written by six young people from the young theatre ensemble of the Junge Theater Bonn together with artistic director Moritz Seibert. ‚You are the Reason' is not suitable for viewers under the age of 13.

The play was developed by young people from the JTB youth ensemble.

Where: Junges Theater Bonn, Bonn-Beuel, Hermannstr. 50

When: Friday 10 am and 7.30 pm, and Saturday at 7.30 pm

Info: (0228) 463672

Ballads with Orchestra

Trumpet star Till Brönner play Ballads with Orchestra, together with the WDR Funkhausorchester. Definitely worth a trip to Cologne!

Where: Philharmonie Köln, Bischofsgartenstr. 1

When: Friday, 8 pm,

Info: (0221) 204080

Saturday, the 4th

Castle glows

From 25 January to 24 February, Schloss Drachenburg will glow again in a completely new light. Already for the fifth time light artist Wolfgang Flammersfeld sets the Schloss with his castle lights impressively in scene. More than 400 lamps and a dozen projectors illuminate trees, paths and bushes and highlight the architecture of the castle. In addition, the Nibelungenhalle with the Dragon Cave and the reptile zoo are once again part of the event.

Where: Castle Drachenburg, Drachenfelsstraße 118, 53639 Königswinter

When: Saturday at 6 pm

Tickets: Advance sale 9 Euro (reduced 4 Euro) at schloss-drachenburg.ticketfritz.de

Further information:www.schloss-drachenburg.de

Custard Pies: "A Tribute to Led Zeppelin“

And another tribute band is set out to rock your weekend. This is the postponed gig (the one on January 5 was cancelled).

Where: Harmonie, Frongasse 28-30

When: Sunday, 7 pm

Info: (0228) 614042

Family Concert

The Bonn Opera House invites children aged six and over to a concert fairy tale by Jörg Schade and Franz-Georg Stähling. It deals with Ali Baba, who served the Grand Vizier Abdul Ben Demhachmat as a gifted clarinetist. But Suleika, the graceful one, prefers a wind orchestra at court. And so begins a musical adventure journey for Ali Baba and his 40 strings, which the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn presents under the direction of Hermes Helfrich.

Where: Bonn Opera House, Am Boeselagerhof 1, 53111 Bonn, Germany

When: Sunday at 11 am

Tickets: Advance sale from 7,50 Euro at www.ga-bonn.de/tickets

Special tipp: Super Bowl

On the night of February 3rd to 4th, the 53rd Super Bowl takes placein the USA. Football fans also want to be watching the game and show live in Bonn and the region. Read here where you can follow this major sporting event in public.

One of the biggest events is the Super Bowl Party: Football Public Viewing Party at the Lanxess-Arena, Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, in Cologne, starting at 10pm. For more information, please call (0221) 8021.


Wednesday, February 6:

Bilingual information evening on the maternity ward at the Johanniter Hospital

The maternity ward of the Johanniter Hospital in Bonn is organising its next information evening about the maternity ward on February 6, at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall (4th floor) of the Johanniter Hospital, Johanniterstr. 3-5, 53113 Bonn, Germany. Expectant parents are cordially invited to participate. Since many people who have not learned German as their mother tongue live in Bonn as a UN location, the information evening will be offered in German and English. A previous registration is not necessary.

Get to know the doctors and midwives of the maternity ward as well as the delivery room.The maternity ward at Johanniter Hospital, where a paediatrician from the St. Augustin Children's Hospital is present every day, offers everything you need to support expectant parents. The midwives are trained to offer expectant parents extensive possibilities for individual birth in one of the four delivery rooms, such as in the birthing pool or on aspecial chair. In addition, the delivery room has a midwifery centre where birth preparation courses as well as postnatal gymnastics, PEKiP or baby massage are offered. And the fully equipped operating theatre also provides a lot of reassurance for expectant parents. It is directly connected to the delivery rooms for emergencies.

In addition to other midwives, nurses, specially trained children's nurses and lactation consultants are available on the maternity ward for the all-round care of mothers and children. In addition to the comfortable single rooms, family rooms are also available. This allows parents to spend their first valuable time together with their newborns. A further highlight is the "Stillcafe", which rounds off the offer.

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, 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: 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

Or check out this site filmstarts.de tap in your location and then select the OV Original Version. Follow GA-English on Facebook: Click “like” on our page and you will receive our regular updates: facebook.com/gabonnenglish/

(Original text: GA Bonn / Translation: Mareike Graepel)