What’s on in Bonn?

There will be lots of outdoor activities and events taking place over the coming days – hopefully in the sun! And the Old Town Hall will again open its doors to the public – a fine opportunity to have a closer look at the beautiful function rooms! Whatever you decide to do – have a great time here in Bonn!

Thu, 24 May
English Lecture
Caesarium: The genetic basis of animal domestication – a walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin
By Leif Andersson, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Forschungszentrum Caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, Bonn
More information: https://www.caesar.de/en/events/2018/duplicate-the-genetic-basis-of-animal-domestication-a-walk-in-the-footsteps-of-charles-darwin.html

Fri, 25 May
Chamber Concert
With works from Beethoven, Fauré and Brahms
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Beethoven House Bonn, Bonngasse 24-26
More information and tickets: https://www.beethoven.de/sixcms/list.php?template=home
Email: kammermusiksaal(at)beethoven.de

Fri, 25 May
Pantheon Mixed Lounge: Classic Meets Pop and Electro Sound
Listen to some very different music styles while enjoying a cool drink
Time: 10:30 pm
Venue: Pantheon, Siegburger Straße 42, Bonn
More information and tickets: www.pantheon.de

Sat, 26 May
Opera: I Due Foscari (Verdi)
In Italian with German supertitles
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Bonn Opera House, city center
More information and tickets: www.theater-bonn.de

Sat, 26 May
Open Doors Day at the Old Town Hall
Take a closer look at Bonn’s ‘front parlor’, visit the function rooms, see the City’s Golden Book, learn about the project partnerships the City of Bonn is maintaining with cities around the globe, hear more about the 17 SDGs or about the anniversary celebration of Beethoven’s birthday in 2020, or meet the City of Bonn’s annual partner organization Eurosolar and learn about its work
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Venue: Old Town Hall, Market Square, city center

Sun, 27 May
Biodiversity Day
Open Doors Day at the Botanical Gardens
With a market, information stands and join-in activities for all
No registration necessary. Tickets are €3 / €1 at the door.
Time: as of 10 am
Venue: Botanical Gardens, Meckenheimer Allee 171 and Katzenburgweg 23, Bonn

Sun, 27 May
Theater Project: Drugland
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Theater im Ballsaal, Frongasse 9, Bonn
More information and tickets: www.theater-im-ballsaal.de

Sun, 27 May
Human Rights Run
Organized by Amnesty International
Run or walk a 5 or 10km distance along the Rhine
Time: 3 pm
Venue: Rhine river banks at Beuel, near ‘China Ship’
For more information, registration or donations to Amnesty International, visit:

Sun, 27 May
Opera: Turandot (Puccini)
In Italian with German supertitles
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Bonn Opera House, city center
More information and tickets: www.theater-bonn.de

Sun, 27 May
Jazz in the Beer Garden: Pim Toscani’s Jazz Allstars: Dixieland, Swing & Mainstream
Entrance free.
Time: 2 pm to 5 pm
Venue: Rheinaue Park
More information: www.rheinaue.de

Wed, 30 May
Bonn Night Run 2018
10km distance along the Rhine and Rheinaue Park
Times: Speed Run starts at 8 pm, Fun Run starts at 9:30 pm
Starting point and finish: Rathenauufer Bonn
Charity: Donations will go to local sports associations and kindergartens
Registration: is open until Wed, 23 May
More information and registration: www.bonner-nachtlauf.de

Wed, 30 May
Concerts in the Park
Revival of the concerts in Bonn’s city district of Bad Godesberg
Local bands will perform on Wednesdays as of 7 pm
(the remaining concerts will be on 6 June, 13 June, 20 June)
Admission is free.
Venue: Stadtpark Bad Godesberg

Save the Date:
This year’s Museum Mile Festival will run from 31 May to 3 June!
For more information, see: http://www.museumsmeilebonn.de/

Foreign-language movies in Bonn:
For a great weekly choice of foreign-language movies in Bonn, visit:
(look for movies marked OmU = original Version)