Fridays and Saturdays, 8 and/or 11pm, at ARTheater, Ehrenfeldgürtel 127, Ehrenfeld. Performance art, music performers, electronic music, dance nights, SpokenWordClub comedy, poetry, AudioIntensiv, Carnival events, Sector Adepts, Rave or Die - for ongoing events see their facebook page.
Every first Saturday of the month at Venue Club, Hohe Straße 14, Cologne. Mixed monthly gay and lesbian pop music disco party.
Every 4th Saturday of the month from 11pm at Venue, Hohestrasse 14. HomOriental LGBT Oriental party. Turkish Pop, Oriental & house music, Black Music, Kurdish, Arabian, Persian, Greek, Jewish, Armenian and Balkan sounds in the mix. Admission: €6 up to midnight, €8 after.
Every Wednesday from 10pm at LOOM Club, Hohenzollernring 92. Stylish setting gay dance night, 18+ young crowd, men/women mix. Dance Classics, Mainstream, Charts, Pop & House with DJane Djumelle and DJ GinaG. Seperate Area with Trash & Bad Taste Sounds from DJs Scampi and Tunar. 5€ entry before 11pm, 8€ after.
August 17, 2016, 11pm-5am at Venue. American fashion brand Hot Models greet guests in beachwear with ice-cold shots + candy. "Party in the USA" theme by DJs Djumelle, Scampi and Rowdee, playing only American charts, Pop + RnB. Entry 6-8 euros. See their iPhone app.
August 20, 2016, and every third Saturday + special dates, from 11pm at Privé Club, Hohenzollernring 92. Monthly gay dance party, DJs Marc Lange + Jon Doe playing progressive & techno fusion. Cover: 10€. Next 2016 dates: Sep 17th; Oct 15th; Nov 19th; Dec 17th.
August 26, 2016, 11pm-6am, at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Bartholomäus-Schink-Strasse 47. Monthly gay/gay-friendly Pop/ House party. Main Floor (Dance/Electro) DJ Sean Baker + Marquez & DJ Da Wood Entmt with RnB, HipHop + Dancehall. Cover charge 12€ - an 18+ event.
August 27, 2016, 9am at Babylon Sauna, Friesenstr. 23-25, Cologne. Outdoor pool area/ unique POOL PARTY with DJs SULTONIC (Berlin), MARC VISION (Cologne), and ALEJANDRO ALVAREZ (Cologne). See sexyparty.cologne
August 27, 2016, from 5:30-midnight at Station2B, Pipinstrasse 2, Cologne. Private events on irregular dates in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Mannheim, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne clubs, where, willing "mares" offer themselves to "stallions" without ever seeing their faces. Entry: 12 €. See website for details. Next in 2016: Nov 12th.
September 4, 2016, 6am - 6:30pm at Nachtflug. Saturday night/ Sunday morning after-hours gay dance party. Progressive/House/Minimal sounds, 23-years running. Fresh fruit free. DJs: JEROME ISMA-AE, CHRIS BEKKER, JON DOE, THOMAS PIECHOTTA, MARLEEN POLAKOWSKI + JESKO. After-party from 6:30pm - DJs BEN MANSON, MIKE J, ANDREI STAN. Next: Oct 2; Nov 6; Dec 4 ST NICHOLAS DOUBLE BANG.
September 30 - October 2, 2016. Europe's sexiest men: FRI - REVOLVER, The Official Opening Party, 11pm at Heinz Gaul. SAT - SEXY 8th Anniversary, The Official Main Party, 11pm at Bootshaus. SUN - MOUSSA’s TEA DANCE, The Official Closing Party, 9pm at Domhof. FRI-MON - BABYLON SAUNA - all day/night. See: Sexyparty.cologne
October 11-16, 2016 at Filmforum NRW, Museum Ludwig, Bischofsgartenstraße 1 + Filmpalette. Among youngest LGBT film festivals in Germany, but the only one in Germany's gay capital Cologne and its biggest conurbation, the Rhine-Ruhr area, establishing an outstanding program each year. Also in Dortmund Oct 18-23. See info:
January - February, 2017 (TBC), at South Stadium, Germany‘s biggest and most beautiful beer tent. Thousands of revellers celebrate in Cologne‘s South Stadium to a non-stop koelsch music program, starring top performers. Enjoy freshly drawn Frueh-Koelsch (Cologne beer) and delicious Cologne specialities.
February 23 - March 1, 2017, annual festival, Friday/Saturday/Sunday Carnival and Parade, Monday Rosenmontag, street & club parties, bar closing times suspended for the festival duration; costumes, drinking, singing all over the city. Midnight Tuesday burning of Nubbel -- the straw doll scapegoats for all the sins of the year. Ash Wednesday traditional fish dinners.
April, 2017 at Koelnmesse (Köln-Deutz). World's oldest art fair for modern/ contemporary art of the 20th/ 21st century, annually inviting approximately 200 international galleries to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, prints, multiples, installations, performance and moving image art in the city of Cologne, the cultural center of the Rhineland region and beyond.
May, 2017 (TBC). Annual Cologne Old Town bear's weekend, Past year included: Welcome parties at Badehaus Babylon, Amadeus and Cox-Cologne; Chill-Out-Bears-Boat from Dampfschifffahrt Colonia + Amadeus/ Barcelon/ Cox-Cologne. Gentle Bears Bar/ Pullermanns bar-hops; Clip BMD Party; Sauna Chill-out + Goodbyes.
June, 2017, at Schaafenstraße/ Mauritiuswall. The weekend before CSD, annual open-air summer afternoon street festival of food, drinks and entertainment and DJs from local clubs - free admission.
June - July, 2017. Main events: Friday - Sunday Street Festival with 3 stages of entertainment and dancing on the squares on and around Heumarkt. Sunday Parade/Demo with up to 120 floats -- almost a million people in previous years. Complete details/ updates online: