For extensive what’s-on listings see www.bakucitylife.com.

Live Music

The Muğam Club often provides a cabaret of traditional music and Caucasian dancing to accompany your meal. Mangal has Muğam. Many other upmarket restaurants, typically those at beaches or in large suburban gardens, present Azeri pop stars singing at full blast. Many Westerners consider this more like punishment than entertainment.

Theatre & Classical Music

Baku has a vibrant arts scene. The theatre season runs from mid-September to late May. Tickets for various venues are sold at ticket booths opposite Dom Soviet and on Rəsulzadə küç.