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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 revolutionary standards since they first started laying down riffs …
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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 less than US$3 you may be able to catch anything from Salvad…
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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 competitions.
Live Music in Managua

Bar 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 and other underground-type events the rest of the week.
Performing Arts in León

Alianza Francesa

Often screens art-house movies in French and Spanish and sponsors concerts. Drop in for its monthly program.
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Just like John Lennon would have liked it, this chilled-out bar features live music most days of the week.
Spectator Sport in Managua

Estadio Cranshaw

Reflecting football’s secondary status in Nicaragua, Estadio Cranshaw is a more humble affair that squats in the shadows of its big brother, just to the south. There has long been talk of constructing a larger stadi…
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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 Bóers, compete in the national championships. Get stats, sched…
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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, art and photography exhibitions, concerts and art-themed works…
Live Music in Managua

Ruta Maya

Look around for flyers (or check the website) for happenings at this thatch-roofed venue. You get everything from Bee Gees cover bands to Caribbean palo de mayo (Afro-Caribbean dance music) to son nicaragüense (trad…