What’s on in Bonn?

Enjoy the large Bonn Festival in the city center this weekend. There will again be a colorful program for young and old. Several stages will be put up on the squares in the pedestrian zone and all shops will be open on Sunday afternoon. See what else is on and have a great time in Bonn!

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Fri, 5 Oct
Folk Club Bonn Singers’ Night
FC 95 Theme: Morning & Evening
Featured Artists: Stefan Mönkemeyer & matt Robb
Venue: Dotty’s Sports Bar, Christian-Miesen-Str. 1, Bonn

Fri, 5 Oct to Sun, 7 Oct

Bonn Festival
With a colorful program in the city center and open shops on Sunday afternoon; local shops, music groups, dance schools, clubs and associations present their works
Times: Fri: 12 noon to 10 pm, Sat, 10 am to 10 pm, Sun, 11 am to 10 pm (shops open their doors from 1 pm to 6 pm)
Venue: Bonn city center, pedestrian area between Münsterplatz, Bottlerplatz, Market Square and Friedensplatz
Special concerts in the evenings at several locations!
Learn more: https://www.bonn-city.de/files/2018/09/Flyer-Bonnfest-2018_Web.pdf and Generalanzeiger Bonn

Sat, 6 Oct
Autumn Bazar at Lessenich
Large charity flea market for children’s items
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: mehrzweckhalle Lessenich, Meßdorfer Str. 340

Sat, 6 Oct
Concert: Made to Break (Vandermark / Kurzmann / Stadhouders / Daisy)
Ken Vandermark, US, Saxophone
Christof Kurzmann, AT, Electronics
Jasper Stadhouders, NL, Bass Guitar
Timothy Daisy, US, Drums
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Dialograum Kreuzung an St. Helena, Bornheimer Str. 130
Tickets: €15 / €9
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/2006426876315068/

Sun, 7 Oct
Autumn Market
At Bonn’s agricultural crop gardens
Time: as of 10 am
Venue: Botanical Gardens at Katzenburgweg 3
Learn more: http://www.botgart.uni-bonn.de/

Sun, 7 Oct
Arts, Crafts and Antiques
Large market in the city center of Siegburg
Time: as of 11 am
Venue: Market Square at Bonn’s neighboring city of Siegburg

Sun, 7 Oct
German-Dutch Market for Fabrics
If you are into sewing, arts and crafts, then this is the place to go
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Venue: Theaterplatz Bad Godesberg

Still on at the caesar Research Center: Exploring the Brain in Art and Senses
This exhibition showcases the works of 13 artists from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Exhibition is on until 29 November and can be visited from Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm.
Venue: Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, Bonn

Still on at the Federal Art and Exhibition Hall: 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)