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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 …
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.
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…
Spectator Sport in Managua

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…
Performing Arts in Managua


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…
Theater in Managua

Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío

One of the few Managua buildings to survive the 1972 earthquake, this groovy theater often has big-name international offerings on the main stage. It’s worth trying to catch some experimental jazz or performance art…
Theater in Managua

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 works – often with a political bent. Plays are generally staged o…
Cinema in Managua

Cinema Plaza Inter

At Plaza Inter, close to Barrio Martha Quezada. Mostly mainstream Hollywood films are screened with subtitles.
Cinema in Managua

Metrocentro Cinemark

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