Must-see entertainment in Chile

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    Top Choice
    Kari Kari

    This elaborately costumed and talented group performs island legends through song and dance at a venue off the main street. With 15 different programs,…

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    El Huaso Enrique

    On weekend nights at this traditional cueca venue, watch proud Chileans hit the dance floor – performing their national dance, a playful, handkerchief…

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    Estadio Nacional

    On the whole, Chileans are a pretty calm lot – until they step foot in a fútbol (soccer) stadium. The most dramatic matches are against local rivals like…

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    Centro Cultural Matucana 100

    One of Santiago's hippest alternative-arts venues, the huge redbrick Centro Cultural Matucana 100 gets its gritty industrial look from its previous…

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    Pikano is the island's biggest event space, isolated on the road to Anakena about 3km from the airport. This multifaceted venue is very popular on…

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    Club de Jazz

    One of Latin America's most established jazz venues (Louis Armstrong and Herbie Hancock are just two of the greats to have played here), this venerable…

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    Varua Ora

    Nancy Manutomatoma is the island’s first female choreographer and her recommended show at the Kanahau restaurant spans hoko warrior dances, kai kai string…

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    This glossy (and moneyed) cultural center hosts big-name art exhibitions from the likes of Yoko Ono and Yayoi Kusama. There are also top-notch theater,…

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    La Batuta

    Enthusiastic crowds jump to ska, patchanka (think: Manu Chao) and cumbia chilombiana; rockabilly and surf; tribute bands and goth rock…at Batuta, just…

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    La Casa en el Aire

    Latin American folk music, storytelling gatherings, film cycles and poetry readings are some of the arty events that take place nightly in this low-key…

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    Centro Cultural Galpon Patagonia

    This cultural center and teahouse occupies a revamped 1920 warehouse with exposed beams and worn floorboards. Features art exhibits, theater, dance and…

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    Maori Tupuna

    Features excellent dance shows with a great band and some modern musical twists. Come at 8:30pm to watch traditional takona body painting.

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    Anfiteatro Quinta Vergara

    This giant amphitheater hosts concerts and is the home of the annual Festival Internacional de la Canción.

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    Estación Mapocho

    Rail services north once left from Estación Mapocho. Earthquake damage and the decay of the rail system led to its closure, but it's been reincarnated as…

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    Casino Municipal

    Overlooking the beach on the north side of the Marga Marga, this elegant local landmark is the place to squander your savings on slot machines, bingo,…

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    Teatro Caupolicán

    Latin American rockers who've played this stage include far-out Mexicans Café Tacuba, Argentinian electro-tango band Bajofondo and Oscar-winning Uruguayan…

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    Cineteca Nacional

    Located in the Centro Cultural La Moneda, this underground cinema plays documentaries and art-house favorites (mostly in Spanish).