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August 17 - 19: What’s happening in Bonn and the region?

August 17 - 19 : What’s happening in Bonn and the region?

A Street Food Fest, a historic wine festival in a small town, silent films set to music under the summer night skies, jazz and a Johnny Cash tribute. These are just a few of the things going on this late summer weekend in and around Bonn.

Friday, August 17

BONN

  • Street Food Festival: 25 regional and international vendors will offer their culinary creations at the Street Food Fest in Bad Godesberg city center this weekend. Organizers promise a gathering of many people from different countries and everything from American Philly-cheese steak sandwiches to Mexican touareg wraps as well as vegetarian and vegan specialties. Dishes are prepared freshly while visitors look on, music is also in the mix. Open Friday 5 - 10pm, Saturday 12 to 10pm and Sunday 12 to 7pm, Theaterplatz
  • 34th International Silent Film Days: See classic and rare silent films in an open air setting, set to live music, "Wagon Tracks" from 1919 is the story of a group of settlers traveling across the desert along the Santa Fe Trail in their covered wagons when the leader’s brother is murdered, 9 pm. "Opium" from 1918 is about an English doctor on a visit to China and India, and his research into the effects of opium, 10.30 pm, Arcade Courtyard of the University, An der Schlosskirche, film festival runs through August 26
  • Stadtgartenkonzerte (City Garden Concerts): JMO, World Jazz Griot, 7pm; Ler.che (Astatine) featuring Nicolas Simion, modern folk-jazz, 8.30 pm, Stadtgarten at the Alten Zoll, Adenauerallee
  • Green Juice Festival 2018: Open-air music festival with bands Attic (3.30 pm), 8kids (4.40 pm), Fjørt (6.15 pm), Zebrahead (7.55 pm), Donots (9.40 pm); detailed program under www.green-juice.de, Park in New Vilich, Bonn-Beuel, Maria-Montessori-Allee, 2.30 to 11pm
  • Texas Heat featuring Pure Cash: "Tribute to Johnny Cash" for everyone who is a fan of the legendary musician, Beer garden of the Park Restaurant Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, 7.30pm, (0228) 374030

REGION

  • Historic Wine festival: This event in Heimersheim is around 25 minutes south of Bonn. With ladies of the castle, knights, craftsman, jugglers and musicians, visitors can experience this historic wine fest near Bad Neuenahr. On Friday at 9.30 pm, there is a “battle for the crown” (for wine fest queen) on the stage at Marktplatz. On Saturday 3.30 to 4.30pm , there is a duel with the knights (also at Marktplatz), and on Sunday from 2.30 to 5pm, a wine festival parade winds through the narrow streets of Heimersheim. The website lists the opening on August 17 at 6pm and closing on August 19 at 11.59pm. Admission fee on Friday: 7 euros, Saturday: 6 euros, Sunday: 5 euros. For more information, please visit: https://www.xn--wir-fr-heimersheim-q6b.de/event

COLOGNE

  • Festival MitAfrika (With Africa): Multicultural mix of music, dance, theater, market, workshops & children's program all about Africa, for the whole family, open air, on the grounds at the Chocolate Museum, Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, 1 pm
  • 31st Cologne Summer Festival: Yamato - The Drummers of Japan, "Chousensha", Philharmonic Cologne, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 8 pm, (0221) 204080
  • Poplife: Pop hits and classics of the past years, Live Music Hall, Lichtstr. 30, 11pm, (0221) 9542990

Saturday, August 18

BONN

  • Street Food Festival: 25 regional and international vendors will offer their culinary creations at the Street Food Fest in Bad Godesberg city center this weekend. Organizers promise a gathering of many people from different countries and everything from American Philly-cheese steak sandwiches to Mexican touareg wraps as well as vegetarian and vegan specialties. Dishes are prepared freshly while visitors look on, music is also in the mix. Open Friday 5 to 10pm, Saturday 12 to 10pm and Sunday 12 to 7pm, Theaterplatz
  • Flea market in the Rheinaue: It’s still nice weather outside and bargain hunters can take a stroll through the open air flea market at the Rheinaue in search of housewares, clothing, furniture and more, while enjoying the late summer, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee, 8am - 6pm
  • International Silent Film Days: "The Swallow and the Titmouse" is a Belgian film from 1920 about navigating two barges through the channels between Belgium and France, 9 pm, "Silence" from 1926 produced by Cecil B. DeMille, 10.30 pm, Arcade Courtyard of the University, An der Schlosskirche
  • Stadtgartenkonzerte (City Garden Concerts): Dickie Lee Erwin, Americana blues, 6.15 pm; The Jay Ottoway Band, blues-rock, 7.30pm; Baums Bluesbenders, high-energy-blues, 8.45 pm, Stadtgarten on the Alten Zoll, Adenauerallee
  • Green Juice Festival 2018: Open-air music festival with the bands Elia (12.30 pm), An Early Cascade (13.25 pm), Abramowicz (2.20 pm), Kmpfsprt (3.25 pm), Van Holzen (4.40 pm), Leoniden (6.15 pm ), Von wegen Lisbeth (7.55 pm) and The Subways (9.40 pm); detailed program can be found at www.green-juice.de, Park in Neu-Vilich, Bonn-Beuel, Maria-Montessori-Allee, 11.30 am to 11 pm
  • Johannes Oerding: German singer-songwriter with special guest 22-year-old British singer Tom Gregory (who had the hit “Run to you”) , Kunst Rasen, Charles-de-Gaulle-Str., 7pm
  • Sunny Skies: Rock & pop classics, beer garden of the Park Restaurant Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, 7.30pm, (0228) 374030
  • Holi Colors Festival: Colorful party with live music “Five years of love, color and music”, Bonn BaseCamp, In der Raste 1, 12 to 10pm, (0228) 93494955

REGION

  • Historic Wine festival: This event in Heimersheim is around 25 minutes south of Bonn. With ladies of the castle, knights, craftsman, jugglers and musicians, visitors can experience this historic wine fest near Bad Neuenahr. On Friday at 9.30 pm, there is a “battle for the crown” (for wine fest queen) on the stage at Marktplatz. On Saturday 3.30 to 4.30pm , there is a duel with the knights (also at Marktplatz), and on Sunday from 2.30 to 5pm, a wine festival parade winds through the narrow streets of Heimersheim. The website lists the opening on August 17 at 6pm and closing on August 19 at 11.59pm. Admission fee on Friday: 7 euros, Saturday: 6 euros, Sunday: 5 euros. For more information, please visit: https://www.xn--wir-fr-heimersheim-q6b.de/event

COLOGNE

  • 31st Cologne Summer Festival: Yamato - The Drummers of Japan, "Chousensha", Philharmonic Cologne, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 8 to 10pm approx., (0221) 204080

Sunday, August 19

BONN

  • Street Food Festival: 25 regional and international vendors will offer their culinary creations at the Street Food Fest in Bad Godesberg city center this weekend. Organizers promise a gathering of many people from different countries and everything from American Philly-cheese steak sandwiches to Mexican touareg wraps as well as vegetarian and vegan specialties. Dishes are prepared freshly while visitors look on, music is also in the mix. Open Friday 5 to 10pm, Saturday 12 to 10pm and Sunday 12 to 7pm, Theaterplatz
  • Antique market in Bonn city center: In the market for vintage pieces? On Sunday, there will be antique dealers and sellers on Friedensplatz, Bottlerplatz, Vivatsgasse, Windeckstraße and Poststraße in Bonn’s inner city, 11am to 6pm
  • International Silent Film Days: "The Battle of the Century” from 1927 (USA) a legendary comic classic with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in a cake fight, “FAUST”, a German film from 1926 based on what many consider one of the greatest works of German literature, Arcade Courtyard of the University, An der Schlosskirche, 9pm
  • Stephan Masurs variety entertainment show: It’s the story of a brother and sister who get lost along the way and flee to a castle. There is a show for families on Sunday at 5pm, tickets 19.50 euros, and reduced price for those who qualify of 15.50 euros. To see trailer of the show, you can visit: http://www.pantheon.de/programm/varietespektakel.html "Le Chateau mysterieux", Pantheon, Bonn-Beuel, Siegburger Str. 42, (0228) 212521
  • Hot Pepper Jazz Band: Chicago jazz, at the beer garden of Park Restaurant Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20, 2 to 5 pm, (0228) 374030

REGION

  • Historic Wine festival: This event in Heimersheim is around 25 minutes south of Bonn. With ladies of the castle, knights, craftsman, jugglers and musicians, visitors can experience this historic wine fest near Bad Neuenahr. On Friday at 9.30 pm, there is a “battle for the crown” (for wine fest queen) on the stage at Marktplatz. On Saturday 3.30 to 4.30pm , there is a duel with the knights (also at Marktplatz), and on Sunday from 2.30 to 5pm, a wine festival parade winds through the narrow streets of Heimersheim. The website lists the opening on August 17 at 6pm and closing on August 19 at 11.59pm. Admission fee on Friday: 7 euros, Saturday: 6 euros, Sunday: 5 euros. For more information, please visit: https://www.xn--wir-fr-heimersheim-q6b.de/event

COLOGNE

  • 31st Cologne Summer Festival: Yamato - The Drummers of Japan, "Chousensha", Philharmonic Cologne, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 3 & 7 pm performances, (0221) 204080
  • Fish Market: This monthly market has everything seafood with around 70 different vendors offering dishes to eat on site, but also fresh seafood to take home, Tanzbrunnen, Rheinparkweg 1, 11 am - 6pm, (0221) 8212121

Sampling of Exhibitions in Bonn and surrounds:

  • Artist group “Semikolon”: "the half point": 50th anniversary exhibition, opening, Künstlerforum Bonn, Hochstadenring 22-24, 5pm, (0228) 9695309
  • 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: The Playground Project, outdoor at the museum. Carsten Höller: "Bonner Rutschbahn/Bonn-Slide", “The Cleaner” from Marina Abramovic, more from the 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.

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