Bogota is set for an exciting few months of wide-ranging cultural events.
The Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in the heart of La Candelabria, will welcome visitors to its beautiful building with a variety of exhibitions, literary gatherings and music.
In an attempt to appeal to all ages, there will also be games and activities to promote reading for younger audiences. Entrance to all events are free. Click here for more information.
On January 29, meanwhile, the renowned pianist and composer Philip Glass will be entertaining the crowd as he inaugurates the 2011 musical season at the Teatro Mayor Julio Santo Domingo.
The American is a three-time Oscar nominee in the category for Best Original Score. For two of these nominations, “The Hours” (2002) and “Notes on a Scandal” (2006), he later went on to win BAFTA awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars. Click here for ticket prices and more information.
Elsewhere, German-Norwegian band “The Whitest Boy Alive” will be live in concert at El Jardin de Andres on February 5. They made their name playing electronic music but have since reinvented themselves in the indie genre. Click here for ticket prices and more information.
Bogota will also be host to the stand-up comedians Julian Arango and Antonio Sanint between January 19 and March 5, at the Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey. Their new show, called “Riase el show” (Laugh at the show), will run at 8.30 pm from Wednesdays to Saturdays, with an added matinee performance at 6.00 pm on Saturday.
The comic pair will be introducing a blend of new characters and memorable older ones to their sketches, as well as a new theater technique called “el teatril.” Click here for more ticket prices and more information.
The announcements follow earlier news that LCD Soundsystem will play Bogota on February 25.