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For a small town, Taos has its share of top entertainment. The resort atmosphere and the arts community attract performers, and the city enjoys annual programs in music and literary arts. State troupes, such as the New Mexico Repertory Theater and New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, make regular visits.

Many events are scheduled by the Taos Center for the Arts (TCA), 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte (tel. 575/758-2052; www.taoscenterforthearts.org), at the Taos Community Auditorium. The TCA imports local, regional, and national performers in theater, dance, and concerts (Robert Mirabal, among others, has performed here). Also, look for a weekly film series offered year-round.

You can obtain information on current events in the Taos News, published every Thursday. The Taos County Chamber of Commerce (tel. 800/732-TAOS [8267] or 575/758-3873; www.taoschamber.com) publishes semiannual listings of Taos County Events, as well as the annual Taos Country Vacation Guide that also lists events and happenings around town.

The Major Concert & Performance Halls

Taos Convention Center, 121 Civic Plaza Dr. (tel. 575/758-5792). This convention space has an exhibit center where presentations, lectures, and concerts are held.

Taos Community Auditorium, Kit Carson Memorial State Park (tel. 575/758-4677). A comfortable, small-town space, this community auditorium makes a nice venue for films, concerts, and lectures.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.