Today’s Unification Day and the following weekend are upon us – exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum, music and theatre events, and the 22nd Bonnfest await….
West Side Story at the Opera Bonn
The world-famous musical based on the idea of Jerome Robbins has found its way to the stage of the Bonn Opera. West Side Story was inspired by the story of the Romeo-and-Julia theme: two young lovers belonging to hostile groups. Leonard Berstein's music combines jazz and dance music from the 1950s and brings well-known songs such as "Tonight" and "I Feel Pretty" to Bonn Opera.
Where: Theater Bonn Opera House, Am Boeselagerhof 1, 53111 Bonn
When: Thursday, 3 October at 6pm and Saturday, 5 October at 7.30m pm
Tickets: at 0228 77 8008 and theater-bonn.de
Young Painting in Germany
As part of the exhibition "Jetzt!", paintings by 53 artists of the younger generation will be shown in the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Around 500 works can also be seen in museums in Chemnitz, Wiesbaden and Hamburg. The exhibition project is intended to provide a cross-section of young painting and determine the current state of the media.
Where: Kunstmuseum Bonn, Helmut-Kohl-Allee 2
When: Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm
Tickets: at kunstmuseum-bonn.de
Experimenting for children in the Museum Bonn
Our everyday life can raise many different questions: What happens if the toilet paper tears and is there armor made of paper? What fits in a small ladies' handbag? The interactive experimental exhibition for families in the Deutsches Museum Bonn deals with the question "Is that possible?" and lets visitors find out the answers themselves in an entertaining way. The exhibition of the LVR Industrial Museum ends with a large quiz show in which children, young people and adults can test their knowledge.
Where: Deutsches Museum Bonn, Ahrstraße 45
When: daily from 9 an to 5 pm
Admission: Adults 14 Euro, with reduction 4,50 Euro
Open Mosque Day
Since 1997 the mosques have been opened nationwide for everyone on Unification Day in Germany, and the Bonn mosque community has also been inviting tours and discussions. The Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion (Ditib) would like to express its solidarity with non-Muslim people on the day of reunification. This year's Day of the Mosque will take place under the theme "People make a home. What is home?“.
Where: List of mosques in Bonn at tagderoffenmoschee.de
When: Thursday, 3 October
Family Malentes 80's Party
The Theaterpalast returns the 80s from Wednesday to Friday under the motto "99 balloons". You can expect the hits of the 80s as well as colourful costumes and hairstyles.
Where: Malentes Theater Palast, Godesberger Allee 69
When: Thursday to Saturday, each at 7.30 pm, Sunday at 6 pm
Tickets: at ga-bonn.de/tickets
Darts tournament for a good cause
In the Brückenforum there is a charity dart tournament for everyone who enjoys playing darts. The proceeds go to the Bonner Förderkreis für krebskranke Kinder und Jugendliche.
Where: Brückenforum Bonn-Beuel, Friedrich-Breuer-Str. 17
When: from 2 pm to 11 pm
Info: (0228) 400090
For the 22nd time, the streets of Bonn city centre will be turned into festival miles with numerous exhibitors as part of the Bonn Festival. Two stages on Marktplatz and Münsterplatz offer shows, music and entertainment. After last year's premiere, various wines will once again be on offer on Friedrichstraße. The festival will open on Friday at 6 pm on Münsterplatz with music by various artists. At the same time, the orchestra of the collegium musicum and the band Münchener Freiheit will play at 8.30 pm in Bonn University.
Where: Bonn city centre/ Münsterplatz/ University of Bonn
When: from 6 pm
Info: Programme at bonn-city.de
Dottendorf Jazz Night
As part of the Dottendorf Jazz Night, The Soulfisticated People will play in the centre of Dottendorf. According to keyboarder and soul singer Yassmo soul music belongs to the "core of the human being". Together with his band he creates soulful music for every audience.
Where: Dottendorfer Str. 37, 53129 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday, 8 pm
Tickets: 14,50 Euro at ga-bonn.de/tickets
Flic Flac presents "PUNXXX"
Just in time for its 30th anniversary, Flic Flac once again proves with the new show "PUNXXX" that he is "not just any circus", and promises rebellious entertainment.
When: Friday to Sunday, at 4 pm and 8 pm
Tickets: 0800/06060611 or directly on site
"Unknown Festival" at Bonnfest
On Friedensplatz the Unknown Festival with electronic dance music takes place for the first time. Tobias Nallinger and Tim Biedinger would like to give electro fans the opportunity to visit an event with purely electronic music. It is important for the two young entrepreneurs to present a mix of music, light and decoration - the theme of the BonnFest will be "Jungle" and "Temple". DJ's from all over Germany will be presenting their sound. With this, city-marketing wants to attract especially younger guests.
When: Saturday from 4 to 10 pm
Entrance: The entrance is free.
Nature photo competition "Glanzlichter" (highlights)
Until 6 January 2020, the Koenig Museum will be exhibiting the winning photos from Germany's largest nature photography competition "Glanzlichter 2019". This year over 18,600 photos were submitted by photographers from around 40 countries.
Where: Museum Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
When: Saturday, 10 to 18 o'clock
Admission: Adults 5 Euro, with reduction 2,50 Euro
Travestieshow Ham & Egg
Under the theme "Dressed up for fun", the travesty show Ham & Egg invites you to a satirical programme with colourful costumes and entertaining sketches. With their tenth evening program they are currently touring through the cities of Germany.
Where: Senftöpfchen-Theater, Große Neugasse 2-4, 50667 Cologne, Germany
When: Saturday, 8 pm to 11 pm
Tickets: from 28 Euro under 0221 2581058
50 Years of Woodstock Festival Celebration
For the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, „Ten Years After“ bring their Bluesrock to the stage of Bonner Harmonie. The British band was founded in 1967 by Leo Lyons and Alvin Lee and their performance was part of the world-famous festival in 1969. The group's name is a tribute to Elvis Presley.
Where: Harmonie Bonn, Frongasse 28-30, 53121 Bonn, Germany
When. Saturday, 20 o'clock
Tickets: 38 Euro at bonnticket.de
Open Sunday at Bonnfest 2019
During the Bonnfest the shops will be open on Sunday from 1 pm to 6.30 pm. There will also be music and dance shows on the Marktplatz and Münsterplatz. The choir collegium musicum of the University of Bonn will conclude with the "Ode to Joy" on stage at the Old Town Hall.
Where: Bonn city centre/ Marktplatz/ Münsterplatz
When: Sunday, 12 noon to 10 pm
Eifel Bunker Tour
Three nuclear shelters in North Rhine-Westphalia can be visited as part of a day tour. Among them are the government bunker in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and the bunkers in Kall and Merchernich. The tour looks at the history of the nuclear bunkers and the crisis management at that time, with a guide.
Where: Start: Am Silberberg, 53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
When: Sunday from 10 am
Info: more info on bunker-doku.de
Paddington Bear's first concert
The children's concert takes the young visitors with them to London, on the journey of Bear Paddington. The concert of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn will be moderated by Janina Burgmer.
Where: Brückenforum Beuel, Friedrich-Breuer-Straße 17
When: Sunday, 12 noon
Tickets: on site