Centro Recreativo Xalapeño
On bookish Xalapeños Ilustres, this cultural center is a font of pretty much everything that passes for ‘art’ in Xalapa. Jam sessions, tango classes, art expos, sculpture competitions and Cine Francés all kick off here. Keep your eye on the poster board. The building is an attractive 19th-century colonial gem with a courtyard and small cafe (Luna Negra).