Must-see entertainment in Nicaragua

  • La Casa de los Mejía Godoy


    Living legends Carlos and Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, whose folk-music explorations into the heart of Nicaraguan culture have become church hymns and…

  • Theatre, Leon, Nicaragua, Central America

    Teatro Municipal José de la Cruz Mena


    Check the board in front of this attractive 1885 theater to see what’s on here and around town during your visit. It’s been impressively restored, and for…

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    Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío


    One of the few Managua buildings to survive the 1972 earthquake, this 'temple to Nicaraguan art and culture' often has big-name international offerings on…

  • Ron Kon Rolas


    This dark, cave-like hangout of local metalheads regularly hosts local live bands. Expect classic rock as well, especially during the Wednesday jams. DJs…

  • Olla Quemada


    This hot spot with graffiti-daubed walls features a line-up of live music, indie films and Latin dance nights (from salsa to merengue) all week, and has a…

  • Centro Cultural Guanuca


    Run by a nonprofit women’s organization, this great venue shows art-house movies and hosts concerts and live events ranging from theater to dance…

  • Ruta Maya


    Look around for flyers (or check their Facebook page) for happenings at this thatch-roofed cultural center. You get everything from Bee Gees cover bands…

  • Estadio Denis Martínez


    The national baseball stadium is absolutely packed between mid-November and early April, when Nicaragua’s four professional teams, including the Managua…

  • Baseball Field

    Little Corn Island

    Head up the hill in the center of the island on weekends to catch local baseball games. You'll know when they're on because there will be no one around in…

  • La Sala de Teatro Justo Rufino Garay


    Fans of alternative theater should check out the program at this small, not-for-profit theater space, which specializes in experimental, contemporary…

  • INCH


    In the very ritzy hill suburb of Las Colinas to the south of town, this center hosts some of the city’s best cultural events, including cinema, theater,…

  • Estadio Yamil Rios

    Southwestern Nicaragua

    This stadium, just south of town on the Panamericana (Pan-American Hwy), hosts one of the most competitive leagues in Nicaragua – joining thousands of…

  • Art Café


    Always worth a look, this bohemian little space in front of Parque Las Palmas hosts poetry and open-mic nights on Wednesday, electronica DJs on Thursday…

  • La Hacienda


    The Tex-Mex dishes here are seriously hit and miss, so we suggest you come here for sunset cocktails, a great view of Convento San Francisco and live…

  • Estadio Municipal Karen Tucker

    Corn Islands

    This large, well-manicured ballpark with cinder-block walls hosts regular games on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.

  • Alianza Francesa


    Often screens art-house movies in French and Spanish, and sponsors concerts. Drop in for its monthly program.

  • Metrocentro Cinemark


    This bigger-is-better mall has six screens and shows blockbuster movies with English subtitles.

  • Cinema Plaza Inter


    Close to Barrio Bolonia. Mostly mainstream Hollywood films are screened with subtitles.

  • Cines Siglo Nuevo


    León's cinema shows many big-budget American films, either dubbed or with subtitles.

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