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 14-17, 2016 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.
April 16, 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: Aug 27th + Nov 12th.
April 22, 2016, from 11pm, at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Bartholomäus-Schink Straße 65/67. Monthly gay/gay-friendly Pop/ House party. Mainfloor (House/ Black/ Electro), DJs Kevin Neon, David Marquez, Da Wood. Cover charge 8€ - an 18+ event.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.