Locals and expats rate El Pobre Diablo one of Quito’s best places to hear live music. It’s a friendly, laid-back place with a well-curated selection of talent (jazz, blues, world music, experimental sounds) performi…
Live music, poetry readings, contemporary dance, tango, jazz and other performances draw an arts-loving crowd to this long-running venue. Jazz, salsa and tango classes ($10) are offered, and you can always pull up a…
This folkloric ballet is as touristy as it is spectacular. It is presented at the Teatro Demetrio Agilera in the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana and is quite a show. You can reserve tickets online.
This excellent theater and dance group, currently in La Ronda on weekend nights, presents Andean dance performances. You can also enquire about taking Andean folk-dancing classes.
In an old converted house, La Juliana is a colorfully decorated space with a good mix of bands (rock, salsa, merengue) lighting up the dance floor most weekend nights.
Newly inaugurated in 2008, this dark-wood tavern offers live music (Cuban son, salsa) Thursday through Saturday nights, served alongside traditional Cuban fare.
This Floresta film house shows great art films (often in English) and has occasional dance, theater and live music. There’s a cafe attached.
This space, attached to the restaurant El Bodeguita de Cuba, comes alive on weekend nights when it's transformed into a lively salsateca. It's worth the price of admission when the owner, a talented Cuban woman, per…
The city's main soccer stadium, opened in 1951, seats 37,750. Ecuador's national team, Deportivo Quito and El Nacional play here. Nearby is the shopping mall Quicentro. Take an Ecovia bus to the Estadio stop.
Beautifully restored and looking smart over the Plaza del Teatro, this is the city’s most historical theater. Performances range from jazz and classical music to ballet, modern dance and opera.