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La Bodeguita del Centro

There's a hopping, creative local scene in Guatemala City, and this large, bohemian hangout is one of the best places to connect with it. There's live music of some kind almost every night from Thursday to Saturday,…
Theater in Quetzaltenango

Teatro Municipal

Quetzaltenango's grand neoclassical theater north of the center is the main venue for plays, concerts and dance performances. An elaborate two-tiered curved wooden balcony has private boxes for prominent families. D…
Live Music in Guatemala City


Jazz, blues and folk fans should look into what's happening here.
Performing Arts in Guatemala City

Centro Cultural de España

The Spanish Cultural Center hosts an excellent range of events, including live music, film nights and art exhibitions, mostly with free admission. See the website for current details.
Live Music in Quetzaltenango


One of several nightspots opposite the Teatro Municipal, Bari hosts live acoustic and Latin music every Wednesday to Sunday. Performances tend to start at around 9.30pm.
Theater in Quetzaltenango

Teatro Roma

This palace of culture is a showcase primarily for comedy revues and plays, with the occasional dance program.
Live Music in Lívingston

Café-Bar Ubafu

Probably the most dependable nightlife option in town, though it's liveliest on weekends.
Cinema in Guatemala City

Cinépolis Oakland Mall

This large multiplex in one of the city's fanciest malls shows mostly Hollywood hits.
Performing Arts in Guatemala City

Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias

Cultural events are held at this outdoor amphitheater.
Performing Arts in Quetzaltenango

Casa No'j

Just off the park's southwest corner, the 19th-century former Convent of Bethlehem now houses Xela's premier cultural center. Besides photo and art exhibits, it stages anything from poetry festivals to marimba recit…