What’s on in Bonn?
We hope you have been enjoying our beautiful summer here in Bonn. The weather will again be perfect for this year’s edition of the Panama Open Air Festival at Rheinaue Park. The crowds will flock there, dancing to the beats. See what else is on and have a great time!
Still on: 12, 13, 14 July
English Theater: Hamlet
This summer, the Bonn University Shakespeare Company stages one of Shakespeare’s greatest classics: Hamlet.
But what is this big tale actually about?
To Be or not to Be, a skull, and a sombre, reluctant Hamlet are probably the first associations. But there is so much more behind the tragedy of fratricide and revenge!
With music, projections and a focus on the interpersonal conflicts, we want to turn the attention to the true question of the play:
What does it mean to be human? How do we react to sorrow, betrayal, fear and desperation?
How differently people can react is the core of the story about the gloomy prince.
In this modern interpretation, we want to make the play accessible and understandable for modern audiences, without neglecting the beautiful Shakspearean original lines.
Time: 8 pm on all days
Venue: Brotfabrik, Kreuzstraße16, Bonn
More information and tickets: www.busc.de
Opera: I due Foscari (Verdi)
In Italian with German supertitles
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Bonn Opera House
More information and tickets: www.theater-bonn.de
Summer Concert by the International Choir
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Main Building, University of Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3
Learn more: https://www.200jahre.uni-bonn.de/de
13 and 14 July
Panama Open Air Festival
Featuring Querbeat, 257ers, Lost Frequencies and more
20,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s edition out in the sun.
Times: 13 July: 3 pm to midnight, 14 July: 12 noon to midnight
Venue: Rheinaue Park Bonn
More information and tickets: www.panamafestival.de, www.bonnticket.de
Poppelsdorf Organ Summer concerts: ‘Tune all your voices’
Featuring music for saxophone and organ
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Lutherkirche, Reuterstraße 11, Bonn
More information and tickets: www.lutherkirche-bonn.de
Intercultural Encounter for Musicians and Open Jam Session
Time: 6 pm
Venue: MIGRApolis – Haus der Vielfalt, Brüdergasse 16-18, Bonn
Poppelsdorf Castle Concert
Featuring works from Mozart, Hummel, Schubert
Time: 8:30 pm (entry as of 7 pm)
Venue: Concert series has been moved to the University’s inner courtyard!
Arcade courtyard, University of Bonn (access via Schlosskirche)
Tickets: www.bonnticket.de (remaining tickets available at the door)
14 and 15 July
Open Garden Gates
Home owners will again open their beautiful yards to fellow garden lovers this weekend.
Note: if you cannot make it this weekend, save the date for the upcoming and last edition this year on 15 /16 September.
Learn more: www.offene-gartenpforte-rheinland.de
Mary Castle jazzband plays traditional jazz in the style of the fifties and sixties.
Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm
Venue: Kulturzentrum Hardtberg, Rochusstraße 276
GA-Sommergarten Concert Series
Featuring Le Clou, Cajun
Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Venue: Roof of the Federal Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
Extended until 15 July
Exhibition: Examples to follow!
This traveling exhibition has been shown around the globe and can still be visited in Bonn until 15 July. The focus in on aesthetics and sustainability, with a special emphasis on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as laid down by the United Nations in their Agenda 2030.
‘Examples to follow’ has been recognized as the Best International Exhibition 2017 on Sustainability. The traveling exhibition is an official contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation Bonn, the European Week for Sustainable Development and the German Action Days for Sustainability 2018. It has been organized in Bonn in cooperation with Engagement Global, the German Development Institute and SDSN Germany.
The exhibition shows works from international artists and is expanded and developed as it travels around the world.
Admission is free!
Opening hours: Wed through Fri: 4 pm to 8 pm; Sat and Sun: 11 am to 5 pm
Venue: Building of the former Adult Education Center in Bonn at Kasernenstraße 50
Learn more: www.z-n-e.info
Movies in Bonn
For a great weekly choice of foreign-language movies in Bonn, visit:
(look for movies marked OmU = original version)