Ubud's nightlife scene is growing, but it's still rather sedate. Jazz Café, Jl. Sukma 2, east of Monkey Forest Road (tel. 0361/976594), has good live jazz. Monkey Forest Road has lots of little laid-back places that are more than happy to stay open late. Upscale Lamak (tel. 0361/974668; www.lamakbali.com) stays up, but its scene is mostly calm. For a night of drinking and fun, hit Naughty Nuri's, where most dinners turn into a romp. Next door is Ozigo (tel. 0812367973) where if you have had enough of Nuri's martinis you will most likely love the live music and nightly DJ entertainment. Café Exiles, Jl. Pengosekan (tel. 0361/974812) is where the disenfranchised come to fraternize, particularly on Saturday night; it's just to the southeast of central Ubud.

Dance & Cultural Performances

Every night in Ubud and the surrounding villages features several dance, music, and shadow-puppet performances. A barong performance at the Royal Palace is the best and most stimulating choice; even the kids will like it. Many of the hotels do small evening shows, inquire with your concierge.

Listings below followed by *** mean that free transport is provided from the Ubud Tourist Information (tel. 0361/973285) kiosk, on Jalan Raya Ubud near the intersection of Monkey Forest Road. Get tickets and information at Ubud Tourist Information, ticket sellers on the street, or the place of the performances. The price is the same wherever you buy it.

Agung Rai Museum of Art***

Kecak Dance Full/New Moons 7pm 100,000 (150,000 including Balinese dinner)

Mepantigan Arts Thurs 6:30pm 100,000

Barong & Kris Dance Fri (except Full/New Moons) 6pm 75,000 (135,000 including Balinese dinner)

Wayang Wong Sat 7pm 75,000 (135,000 including Balinese dinner)

Legong Classic Sun 7:30pm 75,000 (135,000 including Balinese dinner)

Bale Banjar

Women Gamelan & Dance Group Mon & Fri 7:30pm 65,000

Narita Dewi Gamelan & Dance Tues 7:30pm 75,000

Chandra Wira Buana Wed 7:30pm 75,000

Balerung Mandera***

Legong & Barong Dance Tues & Fri 7:30pm 100,000

Legong Dance Fri 7:30pm 100,000

Dancers & Musician of Peliatan Sun 7:30pm 100,000

Bentuyung Village***

Jegog (Bamboo Gamelan) Sun & Fri 7pm 80,000

Kertha Accomodation

Wayang Kulit Tues & Sat 8pm 75,000

Lotus Pond Open Stage

Women Gamelan with Children Dancers Tues 7:30pm 80,000

Janger Dance Sun 7:30pm 80,000

Monkey Forest

Wayang Kulit Tues & Sat 8pm 65,000

Oka Kartini's

Wayang Kulit Wed, Fri, Sun 8pm 75,000

Padang Tegal

Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Wed, Sat, Sun 7pm 75,000

Pondok Bamboo

Wayang Kulit Mon & Thurs 8pm 75,000

Pondok Pekak

Frog Dance Sat 7:30pm 75,000

Gamelan & Dance Sun 7:30pm 75,000

Pura Dalem, Taman Kaja

Kecak Ramayana & Fire Dance Mon & Fri 7:30pm 75,000

Legong Dance Tues & Sat 7:30pm 65,000

Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Wed & Sat 7:30pm 75,000

Jegog (Bamboo Gamelan) Wed 7pm 80,000

Barong & Keris Dance Thurs 7:30pm 75,000

Pura Desa Kutuh

Spirit of Bali Tues 7:30pm 75,000

Legong Dance Thurs 7:30pm 75,000

Pura Padang Kertha

Kecak & Fire Dance Fri 7pm 75,000

Pura Taman Sari

Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Thurs 7:30pm 75,000

Puri Agung, Peliatan***

Kecak (Monkey Chant Dance) Thurs 7:30pm 80,000

Legong Dance Sat 7:30pm 80,000

Ubud Palace

Legong Dance Mon & Sat 7:30pm 80,000

Ramayana Ballet Tues 7:30pm 80,000

Legong & Barong Dance Wed 7:30pm 80,000

Legong Trance & Paradise Dance Thurs 7:30pm 80,000

Barong & Rangda Dance Fri 7pm 80,000

Legong of Mahabarata Sun 7:30pm 80,000

Ubud Water Palace

Barong & Keris Dance with Children Dancers Thurs 7:30pm 80,000

Legong Dance Sat 7:30pm 80,000


Barong & Kris Dance Mon 7pm 80,000

Yamasari Stage***

Legong Dance Wed 7:30pm 75,000

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.