Santiago is not a 24/7 party town, but Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are lively, and the club scene is constantly evolving. Live music – from folk to heavy metal – is popular, and you’ll find venues everywhere from the historic centre to bohemian Ñuñoa, in bars, jazz clubs and concert venues. Bellavista, in particular, has many “resto-bars” with live music, as well as a number of (generally unappealing) clubs on Pío Nono; this area can be a bit unsafe at night, so take care. Arts-wise, Chile is noted in Latin America for the quality of its theatre, and Santiago is the best place to see it. Classical music is performed in a number of venues, including theatres, cultural centres and churches. Cinema is very popular: most films shown are Hollywood imports, but arts cinemas have more varied offerings. The Friday newspapers include comprehensive entertainment listings.

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