Entertainment in Bogotá Region

  • Entertainment in Bogotá

    Club de Tejo La 76

    Drawing a healthy mix of locals and foreigners, this tejo club is friendly enough to welcome novices who aren't as skilled as bogotanos when it comes to being drunk in a room full of live explosives and throwing heavy metal objects around. You must drink to play – one petaca (a case of 30 350ml bottled beers) every hour. Priorities for a lane are given to larger groups for obvious reasons.

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    Estadio El Campín

    The principal soccer venue in Bogotá is the Estadio El Campín, shared home of Categoría Primera A teams Independiente Santa Fe and its big rival, Millonarios FC. Games are played on Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon. Tickets can be bought at the stadium before the matches. El Campín has also hosted the likes of U2, the Rolling Stones and Shakira in its guise as a concert venue.

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    Gaira Café

    Vallenato legend Carlos Vives' ultra-fun dancehall-restaurant hosts live vallenato, cumbia and porro – or modern takes on them. Locals pack in for food and rum drinks, and dance in the tight spaces around tables to an 11-piece band. Music begins nightly at 9pm.

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    Latino Power

    Despite this graffiti-covered disco space undergoing an unfortunate name change (from the far-superior Boogaloop), its mantra perseveres: a shelter for indie-rock kids to take in eclectic alternative DJ sets and energetic live performances (ska, punk, vallenato) by talented local musicians.

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    Quiebra Canto

    Name-dropped first – for years now – by salsa-seekers across town, the Canto is a double-level disco a short walk from La Candelaria. Wednesday is big with expats for electronica DJs, but weekends go for live salsa. Salsa lessons (COP$15,000) happen on Thursday nights (7:30pm).

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    Cinema Paraíso

    Small cinema complex located in the quaint neighborhood of Usaquén that shows independent and foreign-language art films.

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    Cinemanía

    A very handily located four-screen cinema near Parque 93 focusing on avant-garde, arts-driven domestic and foreign films.

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    Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango

    This huge La Candelaria library hosts a selection of instrumental and vocal concerts each month; Wednesday events are more expensive (from COP$20,000) than other days (COP$4000 to COP$6000). It also houses Banco de la Republica's Colección de Arte 's contemporary art gallery, Casa Republicana.

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    Teatro la Candelaria

    One of the edgiest theaters in the city center, presenting a mix of political shows (often left-leaning, sometimes covering women's-rights issues) that always know when to insert a joke to diffuse any tension.

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    Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño

    This cultural institute in La Candelaria hosts many events (including dance and theater, and also some concerts). In 2008 a Goya painting was stolen during an art exhibit here.

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    Media Torta

    Live kid-oriented concerts are staged for free at noon on Sundays at a band stage above La Candelaria. Take the steps up from the end of Calle 18.