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.
April 30, 2016 from 10pm at Loom Club (Hohenzollernring 92). Several Cologne gay parties join together for this annual LGBT dance event. Pop, House music by In AREA 1, playing Mainstream, Charts, Pop & RnB; AREA 2 playing House + Elektro. Go-go boys/ 18+ only. Entry 10-11pm 10 euros - after 11pm, 12 euros.
May 1, 2016, 6am - open end at Nachtflug, Hohenzollernring 89-93. Saturday night/ Sunday morning after-hours gay dance party. Progressive/ House/ Minimal sounds, 23-years running. Fresh fruit free. DJs: Ben Manson, Marleen Polakowski, Mike J, and Tom. Next in 2016: July 3rd - CSD DOUBLE BANG.
May 5-8, 2016. Annual Cologne Old Town bear's weekend, THU Welcome parties at Badehaus Babylon, Amadeus and Cox-Cologne. FRI 7pm Chill-Out-Bears-Boat from Dampfschifffahrt Colonia + Amadeus/ Barcelon/ Cox-Cologne. Gentle Bears Bar/ Pullermanns bar-hops. SAT warm-ups + 10pm Clip BMD Party -Mainstream and House w/ DJs: Aciid, LXG, Maik Conrath, Hendrixx. SUN Sauna Chill-out + Goodbyes.
May 14, 2016, 10pm-4am at Station 2B. Men-only cruise party for guys who like action. All ages cum together for some horny fun; bears, jocks, muscle boys, leather men, rubber guys, and pretty much anyone into fetish and kink. The fully-equipped play area has slings, a big labyrinth, glory holes, and a darkroom. DJs: SPENCER REED (USA/GERMANY) + PAUL COALS (UK)
May 15, 2016, 11pm at Henz Gaul, Ehrenfeld. Official Fetish Pride Main Event. GAY UNDERGROUND PARTY from London/ Berlin's biggest monthly Gay Party. In Cologne with Heated Open Air Area. Play Zone, Laser & Light Show. Resident DJ SULTONIC + guest DJs TONY BRUNO (HUSTLABALL/ HARD ON) + ALESSANDRO LONDRA (GORILLAS). Host: Maria Psycho, Markus ANCHORMAN Hecker, Artjom Macklemore.
May 21, 2016, and every third Saturday + special dates, from 11pm at Privé Club, Hohenzollernring 92. Monthly gay dance party, DJs Card Mercier + Jon Doe playing progressive & techno fusion. Cover: 10€. Next 2016 dates: Jun 18th; Jul 16th; Aug 20th; Sep 17th; Oct 15th; Nov 19th; Dec 17th.
May 27, 2016, 11pm-6am, at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Bartholomäus-Schink Straße 65/67. Monthly gay/gay-friendly Pop/ House party. Main Floor (Dance/Electro) Deejay Marquez + DJ Sean Baker. Second Floor (RnB/HipHop/Dancehall), Da Wood Entmt. Cover charge 8€ - an 18+ event.
June 11, 2016, 10pm at e-feld Cologne, Venloer Str. 601. Rough guys, sex and hard beats for leatherguys, rubberman, sportguys, army, bluff/ boots to come together on the dancefloor/ play in big darkrooms. DJs Alejandro Alvarez + Mike Jayy play kinky sounds to drive you into depths of lust, 'til the rising sun and the the scream of salvation!
June 11-18, 2016, summer 2016 Croatian gay holiday sailing trip with your friends and the most sexy/ handsome guys from all over Europe. Rent your own yacht to take part in the first gay SEA FESTIVAL in the Adriatic Sea inspired and organized by the famous SEXY PARTY Cologne: Sexyparty.cologne
June 18 - July 3, 2016. Main events: Friday - Sunday July 1-3 Street Festival with 3 stages of entertainment and dancing on the squares on and around Heumarkt. Sunday July 3rd Parade/Demo with up to 120 floats -- almost a million people in previous years. Complete details/ updates online:
July 1-4, 2016. SEXY returns for 4 consecutive days anticipating 6000+ party guests at Cologne's best venues: GRAVITY, SEXY XLSIOR, REVOLVER XXL, BABYLON, MOUSSA’S TEA DANCE. Spectacular visuals/ sensational show acts/ the sexiest, most handsome men from all over europe. DJs Micky Friedmann, Sebastien Triumph, Sharon O’Love, Saaed Ali +more. See lineup + venues:
July 2, 2016, 11pm-5am at Club Neuschwanstein, Mittelstraße 12. On the main floor :DJs Sean Baker + Kevin Neon playing charts, House and party classics for a hot party mood. In the second area: DJs Rowdee + Felix Jackson play hits from the 80s and 90s. The first 300 guests receive a free drink.
July 3, 2016 from 6:30pm to open end, at Diamonds Club, Hohenzollernring 90. Nearly 24-hrs non-stop partying. Green Komm + NaughtyControl double banging again - an amazing experience with DJs and the NaughtyControl team. Next: September 9 GREENKOMM 23rd Birthday + December 4 NICHOLAS AFTER.
July 3, 2016, from 6pm at HEINZ GAUL, Ehrenfeld. Final Pride Cologne Party, Sunday evening until the early morning hours! SPECIAL GUEST STAR DJs: ELIAS (Ibiza) + Daniele D’ALESSANDRO (Milan). REVOLVER residents: RONY GOLDING (Cologne), SULTONIC (Berlin), ALEJANDRO ALVAREZ (Cologne). HOSTS: Maria Psycho, Markus ANCHORMAN Hecker (Mr Fetish NRW 2015) and Artjom Macklemore.
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. See website 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.
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.
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.