Performing Arts in Cali


You'll need to plan well in advance to see Cali's legendary salsa circus but it's well worth the effort. Think street circus meets flashy dance club and you'll have some idea of what to expect from this explosive ce…
Theater in Cali

Teatro Municipal

Completed in 1918, the city’s oldest existing theater is used for various artistic forms, including musical concerts, theater and ballet. If there's nothing going on, you can ask the security officer to show you aro…
Dance in Medellín

Casa Gardeliana

Located in Barrio Manrique, Casa Gardeliana was Medellín's main tango venue for years, hosting tango bands and dance shows. It still holds events occasionally but is now basically a small tango museum. On the last F…
Tejo 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 hea…
Live Music in Bogotá

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 ene…
Club in Bogotá

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.…
Live Music in Cali

Tienda Vieja

Popular with an older crowd, this well-worn but well-loved Cali institution has live bands that play salsa and Colombian crossover. Seating is in small, colorful wooden chairs – they're not comfortable, but then you…
Live Music in Bogotá

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 …
Football in Cali

America de Cali

The best supported of Cali's two major football teams, America has recently returned to the first division after a long absence. It normally plays home games at the Estadio Pascual Guerrero in central Cali.
Dance in Medellín

El Patio del Tango

Now tango's major stage in Medellín, this steak restaurant is decorated like a typical Buenos Aires tango dive. Make reservations in advance for the live shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Check the website for perform…