Entertainment

Live Music in Veracruz City

Las Barricas

This jarocho-recommended live-music venue and club plays a variety of music: reggaeton, salsa, pop, rock etc. It’s on the small side, so expect to be packed in with the raucous, jovial crowd, especially on weekends.
Arts Center in Xalapa

Centro Recreativo Xalapeño

On bookish Xalapeños Ilustres, this cultural center is the font of pretty much everything that passes for ‘art’ in Xalapa. Jam sessions, tango classes, art expos, sculpture competitions and Cine Francés all kick off…
Theater in Veracruz City

Teatro Principal Francisco Javier Clavijero

This theater has a long history and has had many incarnations. It moved here in 1819 and adopted its current architectural style (French neoclassical with some tremendous mosaics) in 1902, though it's looking somewh…
Performing Arts in Xalapa

Tierra Luna

A sanctuary for arty types, the historic high-ceilinged Tierra Luna provides a changing roster of poetry readings, theater performances and music gigs. It also serves tasty cafe fare, including a breakfast menu and …
Live Music in Veracruz City

La Casona de la Condesa

La Casona attracts an older (ie not teenage) crowd and offers solid live music at night, and at other times even hosts occasional art exhibitions. It is situated close to the seafront, 5km south of the city center o…
Theater in Xalapa

Teatro del Estado Ignacio de la Llave

The impressive state theater hosts both the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa and the Ballet Folklórico of the Universidad Veracruzana. It is situated 1.5km northwest of Parque Juárez, up Avenida Ávila Camacho.
Theater in Tlacotalpan

Teatro Netzahualcoyotl

The gorgeous French-style Teatro Netzahualcoyotl, built in 1891, hosts highbrow events.