All bars, nightclubs, theaters, concert halls, swimming pools, museums, gyms and brothels and other venues have been closed, along with most stores, with the exception of food stores, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, post offices. Events and public meetings of more than two people are banned except for activities of essential workers.
Current daily listings for downtown Cologne clubs: SM / Fetish/ naked events for men at STATION 2B COLOGNE; and whats happening Fridays and Saturdays at Baustelle4U gay music bar + lounge.
Fridays + Satudays 10pm-5am at Mathiasstraße 4-6. Mostly Lesbian/ gay-friendly dance club and cocktail bar featuring DJanes Thunderpussy, Anna Andersson, and more; karaoke, theme parties.
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 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.
Second + Fourth Wednesdays from 11:30pm at Gloria. 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.
June 27, 2020, 6pm-5am. From the 28 who entered the race there can only be one "Survivor of the living Drag". Final contestants: Gloria Gossip, Eddie Cheeks, Loreley Rivers, Daniel Lu, Caya Caya and Menorah Tea. Jury: Sascha, Chef and Dragbändiger, Bambi Mercury, Queen of Drags, Berlin, Vava Vilde, Queen of Drags, Stuttgart and Patrick Dähmlow, Mr Gay Germany CEO.
September Ongoing after reopening. Athleti'CUM sports/underwear/naked; THUs 1pm Pure naked party; FRIs 10pm SINFriday; SATs 4-10pm Heaven vs Hell - innocent in HEAVEN/ Sinners in Hell (basement); SUNs 9pm Horny Sunday Naked; MONs Green Monday. Mar 31st, 11pm Ere-X-ion XXL - naked/fetish night - 18+ men-only.
September 5, 2020, from 5:30pm-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 €. Next date: see website.
September 6, 2020, 6am-6pm. First Sunday of each month LGBTQ afterhours party w/ DJs MARC VISION, FARIUS, THOMAS PIECHOTTA, and MAX DEL PRINCIPE. Next dates: Oct 4; Nov 15; Dec 6.
October 1-8, 2020. Eight days of international film screenings at: CINEPLEX FILMPALAST / FESTIVAL CENTRE, Hohenzollernring 22; FILMFORUM NRW IM MUSEUM LUDWIG, Bischofsgartenstraße 1; FILMPALETTE, Lübecker Straße 15; plus other locations - see:
October 24, 2020, 10pm. About 300 mostly young/ sexy boys from all over Europe celebrate and have fun. Only those in dress code who fit the concept may enter. With dance floor, bar, Sniff area and darkroom. Resident DJ playing a mix of Charts, House, Dance, and Pop. Meet the Sk8erboy team and models from the movies - get an autograph; maybe sniff his smelly socks?
October 31, 2020 (TBC), 10pm-5am, Eventlocation Wall 7, Gladbacher Wall 7. Annual Mottokultevent attracts LGBTQ people from Cologne and the world with its extraordinary walking acts and visuals including guests in costume. DJs provide beats at two musically different areas.
November 25-29, 2020. Past years have included WED Cruising Check-In at Pullerman's. THU Gigantic Foam Party at Phoenix Sauna. FRI Bears & Beard Party at Klub Domhof + Mr Bear Germany Election. SAT PIPE Men-Only Main Party at Bogen 2+5. SUN Farewell events at Badehaus Babylon, Phoenix Sauna, Gentle Bears, and Barcelon Colonia. For updates / full 2020 schedule see:
November 19 - December 23, 2020, 12-10pm daily, Heavenue Cologne, Schaafenstraße. Enter the heavenly portal at the pedestrian zone on Sparkasse KölnBonn/ Schaafenstrasse. Everyone is welcome. Party events, music, entertainment, food, drinks, and shopping in a festive sea of lights and colorful market huts.
February 11-19, 2021, annual festival week, 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.