Published on Friday, November 12, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Before planning your weekend outdoor activities take into account the well-known sanitary guidelines to avoid getting infected by covid-19 and the weekend driving restrictions. Here is a list of in-person activities for this weekend, beginning today through Sunday, Nov. 14.
Expats community activities
On Sunday, the English Christian Fellowship will host an in-person service to commemorate Veterans and Remembrance Day, led by Pastor Steve Bond. People are invited to the meeting at Aloft Hotel San José, located at Forum 2 Business Park in Lindora District, Santa Ana Canton, San José Province. The gathering starts at 5 p.m. For more information call 8395- 9653 or visit the church's Facebook page.
Free pet-friendly picnic is open for all ages at Freses Park in Curridabat Canton, San José Province. The activity is organized by the TicOsos Club to promote Human Rights. The picnic starts at 10 a.m. People should bring their picnic baskets and drinks. There will be activities and games. For more information call 8815-1539.
Hiking for beginners in the Tsiobata-Cabecar indigenous territories in Turrialba Canton, Cartago Province, organized by the Ticos A Pata Hiking Club. Tour rate $45 pp includes transportation, lunch, entrance to the indigenous reserve, indigenous guide and certificated guide. Reserve by calling 8841-8076.
Clean Wave Club is looking for volunteers for beach cleaning in Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste The organization recommends wearing comfortable shoes for all activities, bringing your reusable mask and water bottle. Buckets, gloves, sunscreen and water will be provided. Cleaning starts at 9:30 a.m. Call for more information 8695-8285.
Parque La Libertad Community Club in Desamparados, San José, seeks volunteers to clean up green areas and plant plants. The activity starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information call 8376-9848 or 2276-9400.
Arribada or the arrival of Sea turtles at Ostional National Park in Guanacaste starts at 6:30 a.m. with an expert guide from the Ostional Tourist Guides Association. Price $8 pp. Make reservations by calling 6252-7412 or 8447-0703 or 2682-0428.
Laberinto Katira Park, located in Guatuso Canton, Alajuela, is open for visitors to walk through natural areas and explore the two of the largest mazes in the country. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry price is $5 pp. Free for children under the age of 5 years old. Call for more information 8530-5414.
Diquis Museum offers walking tours through the archeological zone known as Finca Sitio 6 in Palmar Sur, Osa Canton, Puntarenas Province. Tours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ticket is $7 pp and must be paid by credit or debit card. Call for more information 2100- 6000.
Simón Bolívar Zoo in downtown San José opens at 9 a.m. The place is home to more than 70 species of animals and a large number of tropical plants. Entrance costs about $7 pp at the zoo box office.
Santa Ana Conservation Center, located in the San José Province, opens at 9 a.m. The place has animal farms, trails and tropical gardens. The entry costs about $7 pp and can be purchased at the zoo's box office.
Lankester Botanical Gardens, a set of gardens located in Dulce Nombre Canton, Cartago Province, opens from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The entry price is about $10 pp at the box office. Reserve a spot by calling 2511-7949.
Pura Vida Bowl 2 American Football Game organized by the Costa Rica Football League, will take place at Apanco Club, Atenas Canton, Alajuela. The match between Team America (team of American universities, semi-professional and professional NFL veterans) and the Sharks of Costa Rica. The game starts at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $4 pp. Parking $6. In addition to the main game, there will be a cheerleader performance, games for children, food and drinks on sale. Come early due to limited capacity following sanitary guidelines. For more information call 8816- 0922
Saturday and Sunday.
Athletics Semifinal Games, organized by the Costa Rican Athletics Federation, will be held at the Hatillo Sports City in Hatillo Canton, San José. The free games start at 8 a.m. For more information call 2549-0950.
National Taekwondo Games organized by the Costa Rican Taekwondo Federation will take place at the National Gymnasium, downtown Sabana, San José. The free tournaments start at 8 a.m. For more information call 2220-1310.
Concerts and shows
Friday and Sunday, the National Symphony Orchestra will give a classical music concert led by Carlos Spierer at the Melico Salazar Theater in downtown San José. On Friday the concert starts at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Ticket $16 pp can be bought at the theater's website.
Sunday, the Guanacaste Concert Band will give a free folk music concert at their amphitheater in Nicoya at 7 p.m. Make reservations by calling 2666-4297.
On Sunday, the Espressivo Theater in Momentum Pinares Mall, Curridabat Canton, presents the children's play “La Liebre que todo lo cree" (the rabbit that believes in everything, in the English language). There are two shows: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets cost $8 pp, can be purchased at the theater webpage. Make reservations by calling 2267-1818.
Aduana Theater, in downtown San José, presents the "Revolucionarias Musical" (Revolutionists in the English language) by the National Theater Company. On Friday and Saturday, the show starts at 7 p.m. On Sunday there are two shows: 1:30 pm and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12 pp and are available on the Melico theater's website, who sponsors the play.
Danza Theater, in downtown San José, presents the play "Flotando en el Surá” (floating in Sura in the English language). Friday and Saturday the show starts at 5:30 p.m. On Sunday the show is at 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $7 pp and are available on the Melico theater's website, who sponsors the play.
Parque La Libertad Community Club in Desamparados, San José, will present the free play calle "Odyssey," aimed at young people with disabilities between 12 and 35 years old. Two shows a day, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at their auditorium. Make reservations by calling 8376-9848 or 2276-9400.
The Teatro 1887 of the Ministry of Culture, in downtown San José, is presenting the play “Autopsia de una Sirena” (Autopsy of a Mermaid in the English language) by the National Theater Company. On Fridays and Saturdays, the show starts at 7 p.m. On Sundays, at 6 p.m. Tickets $12 pp can be purchased on the Melico Salazar Theater website, which sponsors the play.
National Theater, downtown San José, presents the play "Violeta ahora respira con branqueas," (Violet now breathes with gills in the English Language), which won the National Dramaturgy Contest 2020. On Friday and Saturday, the show starts at 7 p.m. On Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $13 pp and are on sale at the theater box office.
Children's Museum will present the play "938 km Hacia el Olvido" (938 km towards forgiveness in the English language) by the theater company Los Hambrientos. It is a play for young people and adults. Friday and Saturday the show starts at 7 p.m. On Sunday the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 pp. Make reservations by calling 8429-5656.
The Cultural Tourism Center, in downtown Limón Beach, presents the free exhibit "Colones y Texturas del Bicentenario," showcasing more than 180 artworks by 35 artists. On Friday the center opens from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Make reservations by calling 8914-3936.
National Theater, downtown San José, presents the free art exhibit "The light of the theater" by the artist Jonathan Rodríguez at the López Escarré Gallery. Call for more information 2010-1142.
National Museum, located in downtown San José, will continue this weekend with their exhibit “Blanco, Azul y Rojo,” celebrating the 200th anniversary of Costa Rica’s independence. The museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $11. For more information call 2211-5700.
Museum of Art, in downtown Sabana, presents the free art exhibit, "Habitat Worlds" by Christian Wedel and Latin American art from private collections. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 2257-7202.
Jade Museum, in downtown San José, will present the archaeological exhibit of the artistic pre-colonization period. Entry price $32. The exhibition will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 2521-6610.
Gold Museum, in downtown San José, presents the exhibition of Costa Rican bills and coins since 1850. In addition, the new bicentennial coin will be displayed. Also, in the exhibit are the 700 pieces of handcrafted gold made by the first population in Costa Rica. The museum opens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry price is $15.
Friday and Saturday at National Movie Center, downtown San José, the Film Festival presents films from Costa Rica, Mexico, the United States, Chile, Spain, the U.K. among others. The movies start at 7:00 p.m. Free admission. Make reservations by calling 2542-5217.
This weekend, at local movie theaters, the new film playing is "Clara Sola," a film by the Costa Rican director Nathalie Álvarez, who was selected for the Oscar Awards in the category of Best International Film. It is about a remote village in Costa Rica and Clara, a withdrawn 40-year-old woman, experiences a sexual and mystical awakening as she begins a journey to free herself from the repressive religious and social conventions which have dominated her life. Starring Daniel Castańeda, Wendy Chinchilla and Ana Porras.
Additional films in theaters are: "Eternals," "Antlers," “Dune,” "Venom," among others. Most of the movie theaters are requesting the ticket to be purchased online, such as Magaly, CCM Cinemas, Cinepolis and CineMark.
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