Happy New Year everyone! A brand new year, with endless possibilities and a handful of interesting events, has arrived. Let’s kick in with a roundup of all that is happening in Cologne in January.

5th January 2019: Winterjazz Köln 2019

18 bands and musicians gather at Stadtgarten to show you what the Cologne jazz scene has to offer – from fusion and free, to avant-garde and modern jazz. And all with free admission. 

Deets: https://www.facebook.com/events/366241477280197/

14-20th January 2019: imm Cologne

The international furnishing show exhibits trends and decorating ideas for the coming year. As of 18 January, the fair will be open to public as well.

Deets: http://www.imm-cologne.com/

14-20th January 2019: Passagen

An exhibition event focusing on current trends in interior design, but beyond the walls of Messe. The exhibitors are international manufacturers, furniture stores, initiatives, galleries, showrooms, networks, design offices, institutes and universities.

Deets: http://www.voggenreiter.com/passagen2019

19th January 2019: Fantasy Filmfest White Nights 2019 Cologne

10 films, 2 Days, and a program of breathless thrillers, obscure scifi reveries, harsh horror shocks and soulful art pearls. From A like Arthouse to Z like Zombie-Slasher, the Fantasy Filmfest offers space for all those quiet, loud and shrill tints that are not heard everywhere else. 

Deets: http://www.fantasyfilmfest.com/dt/FFFWN_Koeln.html

20th January 2019: Flea Market Nippes

In the heart of Cologne-Nippes, more than 150 dealers offers antiques and bargains.

Deets: http://www.coelln-konzept.de/markt/nippes.html

25th January 2019: India Cologne Fest

Who said festivals can only take place in summers? Nobody! Presenting the winter edition of Indie.Cologne.Fest at Club Subway., with live acts by Belitzki, Accomplices of the rules, Mondo Mashup and The Mañana People.

Deets: https://www.facebook.com/events/316053448997790/

25th January 2019: Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Festival

The festival will open with the moving family portrait “Mamacita” at Film Forum NRW. Best and rarely seen documentaries to be showcased, and it will be an intense 10 days for doc lovers.

Deets: http://www.strangerthanfiction-nrw.de/programm-2019/spielplaene/

25th January 2019: Fünfzehnminuten

The studiobühneköln opens its stages for a weekend to art in every form -performances, dance, mini-drama, short concert, reading, multimedia-happening, lecture, audio play, exhibition, discussion, live painting, short film, music video, street art, discourse battle and more. There is a 15 minute slot for an artist to sweep you off the floor.

Deets: http://studiobuehnekoeln.de/fuenfzehnminuten/

26th January 2019: Weinwanderweg Agnesviertel

Three hour guided tour of Cologne Agnesviertel with 5 different wines to taste and small bites to indulge in.

Deets: https://www.xn--stadtfhrung-weinwanderweg-kwc.de/index.php/k%C3%B6ln-anmeldung/404/tour-ag-am-sa-26-01-2018-detail