Quito's entertainment doesn't just stop at its bars and clubs (or at its parks and historical sites, for that matter). Quito is known mostly for its traditional music, dance, and singing, which make perfect complements to an exploration of Quito's geographic culture by day. For nighttime culture, consider starting with the National Symphony, which performs weekly in different venues around town--sometimes you can even catch it at a colonial church. Call 02/2256-5733 for its current schedule and up-to-date information. The Ballet Andino "Humanizarte" performs Andean traditional dances every Wednesday at 7:30 at the Fundación Cultural "Humanizarte," on Leonidas Plaza N24-226 and Lizardo García (tel. 02/226-116). For more traditional ballet, check out the Ballet Folklórico Nacional Jacchigua for dancing and singing on Wednesday and Friday nights at 7:30 at the Teatro Aeropuerto. Tickets are around $12 and can be bought through Metropolitan Touring, which has offices at Amazonas and 18 de Septiembre (tel. 02/2506-654) and at at Av. República de El Salvador N36-84 (tel. 02/2464-780).

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