What’s on in Bonn?
Don’t miss Pützchens Markt and our annual Beethovenfest in town (see separate news items) - along with a couple of these things to do and places to go. Have a great weekend in Bonn!
Fri, 7 Sep
Folk Club Bonn Singers’ Night
FC 94 Theme: Celtic Air
Featured Artists: Dancing Voices / Currach
Venue: Dotty’s Sports Bar, Christian-Miesen-Straße 1, Bonn-Dottendorf
Fri, 7 Sep
Fiddlers Bonn: Karaoke Night
If you’re looking for somewhere to let your heir down and have a good old sing-along, then you’ll find it certainly at the Fiddlers Karaoke Night (takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month). Reservations advisable for larger groups.
Venue: The Fiddlers, Frongasse 9, Bonn-Endenich
Sat, 8 Sep
Toys2Masters Band Contest
Taking place in the region and with the support of Bonn’s Department of Cultural Affairs
Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Venue: Kubana Live Club, Zeithstraße 100, Siegburg (roughly 20 to 30 minutes ride by tram or car)
Learn more: www.toys2masters.com
Sat, 8 Sep
Intercultural Family Workshop: Songs from around the world
Suitable for families (with children aged 8 and older) and adults
Time: all day starting at 10:30 am
Venue: Singschule Bonn, Godesberger Allee 70, Bonn
Register here: mail(at)singschule-bonn.de
Sun, 9 Sep
Open Monuments Day
The 25th edition of this day is taking place on Sunday, 9 September. There will again be lectures, concerts and special events that day. Many buildings, historic sites and churches will open their doors. In Bonn, you will have the opportunity to take a closer look at roughly fifty sites in the city area.
Sun, 9 Sep
Schauspielhaus Theater Festival
Schauspielhaus Bad Godesberg (formerly Kammerspiele) will begin the new season with a festival and activities for the entire family starting around 12:30 after a family service at 11:30.
Sun, 9 Sep
Concert ‘Dance me to…’ by Ensemble AGAplus
Featuring klezmer, jazz, tango, folk
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Trinitatiskirche Bonn-Endenich, Brahmsstraße 14
Admission: €8 / €5 at the door
Sun, 9 Sep, to Sun, 30 Sep
Exhibition: Injection and Reflection
Bilateral art project with works from students at the Alanus University of Applied Sciences in Alfter and the Sichuan University in Bonn’s project partner city of Chengdu, China
Time: official opening this coming Sunday at 11 am
Venue: Künstlerforum Bonn, Hochstadenring 22 – 24
Still on: Jazz Tube Festival
There will be a total of 23 concerts on nine days with the participation of around 70 artists. On Fridays from 5 pm, three bands, spread over the stops at Haptbahnhof / Thomas-Mann-Straße, Universität / Markt and Heussallee / Museumsmeile, play three sets of about half an hour each. Visitors, fans and passengers can either view all sets at one stop or commute to the other venues by using the tram lines 16, 63 and 66 during the breaks.
Fans can rate their favorite artists via SMS. The three bands with the highest ratings will perform at Pantheon Theater on Friday, 12 Oct. From 12 to 14 Oct, nationally and internationally established artists will be performing at Pantheon.
For more details, visit: https://www.jazz-tube-bonn.de/?lang=en
Still on: The Playground Project - Outdoor
To complement The Playground Project (from 13 July to 28 Oct), the Bundeskunsthalle is opening the roof garden and the museum square to Outdoor, an exhibition on the subject of ‘Play’, which provides contemporary artists Nevin Aladağ, Kristina Buch, Ólafur Elíasson, Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Christian Jankowski, Llobet & Pons, Michel Majerus, Andreas Schmitten, Thomas Schütte, Superflex, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Alvaro Urbano and Ina Weber with an opportunity to design interactive installations and spaces, forms and utensil for play. Visitors are invited to experience art in a playful, participatory and performative manner. According to a philosophical definition of Homo ludens, play is a primary condition of the generation of culture, because it is through play that Homo ludens, unlike Homo faber, develops his skills. It is in play as a fundamental, formative and necessary human activity that he discovers his individual qualities, and this experience allows him to develop his dormant personality. In this definition, play is equated with freedom and autonomy of mind. For more information and opening hours at the Federal Art and Exhibition Hall, see:
Movies in Bonn
For a great weekly choice of foreign-language movies in Bonn, visit:
(look for movies marked OmU = original version)