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…
One of several nightspots opposite the Teatro Municipal, Bari regularly hosts live trova (protest folk), rock and pop.
Quetzaltenango's grand neoclassical theater north of the center is the main venue for plays, concerts and dance performances. An elaborate two-tiered curved balcony has private boxes for prominent families.
This palace of culture is a showcase primarily for political comedy revues, with the occasional dance program.
Maintains an extensive library of both commercial and art films that may be viewed upon request, besides serving a range of vegetarian meals, herbal teas and hot chocolate.