Hello again, and welcome to another jam-packed Entertainment and Listings section, where we bring you all the most unmissable nights out, fascinating exhibitions, the best in dining and cinema and a plethora of cultural events.
If you’re a fan of simple, delicious Arab fare, check out our review for Al Yazira, a great Lebanese place just off Septima.
Or why not do what you’ve been meaning to do for months and take in a show? Celebrated Colombian satirists Moure and De Francisco take on the issues of the day in hilarious fashion in their Sit-Down Comedy. With our comprehensive Listings guide, you will never have to miss an event again. The next few weeks sees a whole host of excellent options for a night out.Enjoy a night of French swing and jazz (October 4), or party with the Argentine legends of reggae and roots, Los Cafres (October 3). Life in Colour, the world’s largest paint party, also lands in the capital on October 3.
Glaswegian rock superstars Franz Ferdinand hit the stage on October 5, while French trip-hop star Wax Tailor comes to Bogota to play three unique shows with the National Symphony Orchestra (October 9-11). Rounding off the bonanza are Calle 13, who are offering a free download of their latest album as part of the ticket price.
There’s culture galore in every corner of the city, including a massive language and cultural exchange at A Seis Manos (October 4), with games, guest speakers, art exhibitions and a pub quiz. Or keep the little ones amused with a great array of children’s movies at Cine Tonala.
Hip Hop al Parque (October 11-13) promises yet again to be a top-notch affair. If that’s not your thing, how about a bit of comedy magic? The Polvos Magic Fest involves four hilarious and talented magicians from Colombia and abroad.
If it’s art you’re after, then look no further than the Emmet Gowin photography exhibition, showcasing some of his most impressive pieces.
That’s just a little taster of what Bogota has in store for you over the coming weeks. Whatever you end up doing, though, have a great time and why not let us know how you got on?
By Azzam Alkadhi