Entertainment in Uruguay

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    Fun Fun

    Since 1895 this intimate, informal venue has been serving its famous uvita (a sweet wine drink) while hosting tango and other live music on a tiny stage. At the time of writing it was temporarily located on Calle Soriano, but by the time you read this it may have returned four blocks west to its traditional home in Mercado Central.

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    Teatro Solís

    The city’s top performing-arts venue is home to the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra and hosts formal concerts of classical, jazz, tango and other music, plus music festivals, theater, ballet and opera.

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    Sala Zitarrosa

    Montevideo’s best midsize auditorium venue for big-name music and dance performances, including tango, rock, flamenco, reggae and zarzuela (traditional Spanish musical theater).

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    Medio y Medio

    This jazz club and restaurant near the beach in Punta Ballena brings in top-name performers from Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Mercado de la Abundancia

    On Saturday evenings from 10pm, locals throng the upper floor of this historic market to dance to live tango music. Join in, or watch from the sidelines at one of the adjacent restaurants. On Sundays, Montevideo's leading tango organization, Joventango (also based in the market), sponsors regular tango shows at 8pm, then opens its floor for dancing from 9:30pm.

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    Teatro de Verano

    Every January and February, murgas (Carnaval groups of 15 to 17 gaudily dressed performers, including three percussionists, who perform original pieces of political or satirical musical theater) compete at the Teatro de Verano in Parque Rodó. The competition has three rounds, with judges determining who advances and who gets eliminated.

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    Cinemateca Uruguaya

    For art-house flicks, this film club charges a modest membership (UR$470 per month, plus UR$230 one-time sign-up fee), allowing unlimited viewing at its four cinemas; non-members pay a small entry fee per film. It hosts the two-week Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay in March or April.

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    Fanáticos Fútbol Tours

    This small company offers highly personalized fútbol -themed tours led by knowledgeable, multilingual aficionados; prices include tickets to a match of your choosing, plus hotel transport.

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    Estadio Centenario

    Fútbol, a Uruguayan passion, inspires large and regular crowds. Montevideo's main stadium, the Estadio Centenario, opened in 1930 for the first World Cup, in which Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in the final. Even when no game is on, you can tour the stadium in conjunction with a visit to Montevideo's Museo del Fútbol.

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    El Pony Pisador

    This venerable Ciudad Vieja club stages live music nightly and opens early on weekdays for 'after-office' drinks. Depending on the evening, you may find yourself dancing to blues, Brazilian, cumbia, flamenco, reggaeton, soul, Latin or rock covers in English and Spanish.

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    El Tartamudo Café

    Performances at this place just east of Tres Cruces bus terminal run the gamut from rock to tango to candombe to jazz.