A good national theater, live music venues, and dance clubs provide a variety of choices for evening entertainment. The city's bars and outdoor cafes are good places to drink and talk. Just walk down Schillerstrasse or along the Theaterplatz. All of the bars and cafes in this area carry free copies of Schlagseite and Boulevard, local entertainment papers. Takt is another good resource; you can save 3€ by picking it up in the tourist office, the only place it's free.

Weimar's main performance venue is the Deutsches Nationaltheater, Theaterplatz 2A (tel. 03643/755334; www.nationaltheater-weimar.de), where Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss once conducted. Call the box office or the tourist office for information about schedules. Tickets cost 8€ to 55€.

C-Keller Galerie, Markt 21 (tel. 03643/510521; www.c-keller.de), combines an art gallery with a cafe that serves beer, wine, tea, and light meals. It's a popular place to unwind. The gallery has works for sale by local, national, and European artists. The cafe is open daily noon to 1:30am. The most popular and animated dance club in Weimar isn't exactly cutting edge -- it's more like Hannover than Hamburg or Berlin. But if you're interested in a medley of disco favorites from the '70s and '80s, head for Bistro Corona, Goetheplatz 5 (tel. 03643/801756). This is both a bar and a restaurant, open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 11pm, Saturday 10am to 2am, and Sunday 10am to 9pm. The best nights for music and dancing are Friday and Saturday when a 5€ cover is imposed.

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