What’s on in Bonn?

Many local museums and institutes will open their doors for special activities and events over the coming days. There will be several festivals in town along with a number of concerts and the next edition of our Rheinaue Flea Market. Helping hands are more than welcome on Saturday when a group of people will meet to collect the waste along the river banks. See what else is on in town these days and have a great weekend in Bonn!

Thu, 13 Sep
Jazz Poets
Jazz concert staged by Emil Brandqvist Trio
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Harmonie Endenich, Frongasse 30

Thu, 13 Sep
La Chute (Albert Camus)
Co-production with ‘bo complex’ dance company (in French)
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Euro Theater Central, Münsterplatz 30 (entrance via Mauspfad)
More information and tickets: www.eurotheatercentral.de

Thu & Fri, 13 & 14 Sep
Staged by Junior Company Bonn – They might be Giants
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Theater im Ballsaal, Frongasse, Bonn
More information and tickets: www.theater-im-ballsaal.de

Fri, 14 Sep
Max Planck Day in Bonn
With Open Doors at Max Planck Institutes at Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 10, at Vivatsgasse 7 and at Auf dem Hügel 69 as well as at the Caesar Research Center, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2
Learn more: https://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/mitteilungen/2018/4

Fri, 14 Sep
The Night Watchman
English guided city tour
Travel with the night watchman through Bonn. A walk through the darker, wilder sides of the city.
Time: 8 pm
More information and tickets: www.stattreisen-bonn.de

Sat, 15 Sep
Day of Mathematics
Open Doors at Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM)
Time: as of 10 am
Venue: Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Endenicher Allee 60
Entrance free.

Sat, 15 Sep
Flea Market
Saturday will see the next edition of one of the largest flea markets Germany-wide.
If you can’t make it, save the date for the last flea market at Rheinaue this year on 20 Oct.
Time: all day
Venue: Rheinaue Park

Sat, 15 Sep
Cemetary Day
The municipal office for green spaces, local funeral undertakers, stonemasons, gardeners and florists showcase their work and services.
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Venue: Münsterplatz, city center

Sat, 15 Sep
Jazzpack at Kater 26
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Kater 26, Römerstraße 26, Bonn
Entrance free.

Sat, 15 Sep
Poppelsdorf Street Festival
Featuring a colorful program and culinary delights.
Time: as of 11 am
Venue: Clemens-August-Straße, Bonn
Entrance free.

Sat, 15 Sep
Rhine Clean-up
Action day to clean up the waste along the river banks. Helping hands are most welcome! Gloves and garbage bags will be handed out at the meeting points. If you have gloves, you are welcome to bring your own. Also, if you own a scooter, handcart or similar, you are welcome to bring it along to transport the waste to the collection points.
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Meeting points: Schänzchen beer garden, Hariboschiff playground at Landgrabenweg 151 and between China Ship and Rheinlust on the Beuel side of the river.
Learn more: www.rhinecleanup.org
Sat, 15 Sep
SaisonstART Bonn 2018
Beginning of the new art season in Bonn with guided tours and special events at many local museums and art shops. No registration necessary. Entrance free.
Learn more: http://www.saisonstart-bonn.de/2018.html

Sat, 15 Sep
Medieval Market and Festival
Time: 1:30 pm to 10 pm
Venue: Endenicher Burg, am Burggraben 18, Bonn
Entrance free for children shorter than 1.4m and adults dressed in a medieval garb. Modern travelers pay €2.

Sat & Sun, 15 & 16 Sep
Open Garden Gates
For the last time this year, home owners will open their gardens to fellow garden lovers this weekend.
Learn more about venues, times, directions and special sites: www.offene-gartenpforte-rheinland.de

Sun, 16 Sep
World Children’s Day
Lots of children’s activities in the city center including a colorful stage program and crafts workshops.
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Venue: Bonn Market Square

Mon, 17 Sep
Clothes Swap Party
Exchange five pieces of clothing for five others instead of buying cheap mass products. Visitors may also print pictures on their shirts or jute bags. Event organized by Greenpeace Bonn, Femnet and Ermekeilinitiative.
Time: 11 am to 3:30 pm
Venue: Ermekeil Grounds, Building No. 8, access via Reuterstraße 61a, Bonn

Still on: Beethoven Festival
Beethovenfest Bonn 2018: 31 August to 23 September
The festival’s main program features 57 events at 25 venues in Bonn and the surrounding region. Some of the biggest names in international orchestral music will again be performing throughout this year’s festival.
»Fate« (»Schicksal«) is the central theme of the Beethovenfest Bonn 2018 under the artistic direction of Nike Wagner. The concept of fate is closely tied to the life and work of Beethoven, who confronted his own inescapable slide into deafness with tremendous creative power.
Tickets: Admission tickets are available for advance purchase through Bonnticket and all major ticket offices. Ticket orders can be placed by telephone at +49 (0) 228-50 20 13 13 (Mon-Fri 8am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 10am – 4pm). Tickets can also be ordered online at www.beethovenfest.de

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://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)