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Published on Friday, September 24, 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, the most recent Alert Zones and driving restrictions established by the Emergency Commission. Here is a list of in-person activities for this weekend, beginning today through Sunday, Sept. 26.
On Friday, the Jaco Impact Club invites volunteers to a tree planting day on Claritas Street, Jaco Beach. More information by calling 8438-4327.
On Saturday, a star-watching tour is organized by AstroTours Sky Travel. The activity will be held in Irazú Volcano from 5 pm. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Sunday. The price of the tour is $16 pp. For those who require transportation, the price is $ 32. The tour includes a telescope and binoculars rent, an astronomy talk by an expert and transportation. Reservations by calling 4701-7123.
National Bike-cross Championship is organized by BMX Racing Costa Rica Club. The competition starts at 8 am at La Pista BMX in Parque de la Paz, San Jose. Free entrance. For more information call 8689-1996.
The ChepeCletas Club organized their daytime promenade tour walk through historic places in downtown San José. The tour starts at 9:45 a.m. Free tour. For more information, call 8849-8316.
Trail and running to the Turrialba Volcano, organized by Reventa2 sports club. The tour is for experts starting at 7:30 am from the private property Finca La Central. Registration costs between $30 to $35. Includes prizes, a trophy for the first three winners, a medal for all participants, food, accident insurance, medical assistance, and photos. More information by calling 8868-3938.
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 city of the same name in 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.
Sky Adventures Parks are located in Monteverde, Puntarenas Province, Arenal in Alajuela, Vandará and Conchal in Guanacaste Province. They offer one-day tours such as hot springs, zip lines, water slides, horseback riding. For more information call 2479-4100.
Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park located in La Fortuna, northern zone of Alajuela Province, offers more than 10 aquatic activities and hot springs pools. The park opens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The price of admission is $8 with access to all pools and water games or $13 including lunch. Free pass for children under 4 years old. For more information call 2479- 0170.
Concerts and shows
On Friday and Sunday, the opera singer William Davenport (tenor) from the United States, together with the mezzo-soprano Simone Hirsch from Germany and the Costa Ricans Gloriela Villalobos (soprano) and José Arturo Chacón (baritone), will be giving a French Opera concert together to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Melico Salazar Theater in downtown San José. The concert starts at 5 p.m. Tickets $16 pp. For reservations call 2295-6032.
Saturday, "Summer In Your City Fest" organized by Best Western Plus Hotel, in San José. The Festival includes concerts with the bands Los Rabanes, Mentado, Ojo de Buey and closes with music by Dj Tocuma. The activity starts on Saturday from 2 pm and ends at noon on Sunday. Entrance prices from $45 to $89, depending on the location of the balcony reserved. More information by calling 2290-9300.
On Saturday and Sunday, "Henrietta: a Serenade to Costa Rica Musical," based on the life of Henrietta Longstreet Boggs (1918 - 2020), born in South Carolina, served as First Lady of Costa Rica from 1948 to 1949. The show at the National Theater starts at 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary between $16 and $60, depending on the location of the seat. Tickets are on sale on the Expressive Theater website, which is in charge of the show.
On Sunday, opera singers Stephanie Toruño (soprano) and José Gabriel Morera (basses) will give the concert "Nuestra Canción" ( Our Songs in the English language ), performing more than 20 songs by Costa Rican composers at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in downtown San José. The concert starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $8 p.p. Reservations by calling 8455-6666 or 2207-7561.
Friday and Saturday, the Calderón Guardia Museum in downtown San Jose, presents the Pablo Picasso exhibition, which consists of 40 draws - paintings by the famous Spanish artist. The Museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Free entrance.
Saturday and Sunday, Children's Museum in downtown San José presents a free Dog Festival this weekend. It consists of special activities for pets. Reserve a spot by filling out a form on the museum website Also, the place holds the exhibition "Vida de Bichos" (bugs life)- giant animatronics insects that inhabit the tropics. The activity begins at 9 a.m. Purchase the $5 tickets on the Museum's website. Make reservations by calling 7003-7070.
Jade Museum in downtown San José will present this weekend the exhibition of the archaeological and 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.
National Museum, located in downtown San José, will continue this weekend with the exhibition “Blanco, Azul y Rojo” celebrating the 200th anniversary of independence. The museum hours on Friday are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, the hours change from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $11. For more information call 2211-5700.
Gold Museum, in downtown San José the museum presents the exhibition of about 700 pieces of handcrafted gold made by the first population in Costa Rica, and the exhibition "San José between lines and strokes,” which consists of 17 watercolor paintings by Costa Rican painters. The museum opens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry price is $15.
Museum of Art, located in Sabana Canton, San José, presents the exhibition "What a nail!" by the artist Luis Tenorio Rosales. It is a modern way of looking at religion. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entrance and parking.
On Friday and Saturday, the German Movies Film Festival will take place at the Movies National Center in downtown San José, starting at 6:30 p.m. Groups of 4 people are allowed per social bubble. Free entry. Reserve your seating by calling 2542-5217.
The European Film Festival continues at Magaly Theater. This weekend the films playing are "Cry Macho" starring Clint Eastwood and " Les Parfums" starring Emmanuelle Devon, among others. Movie tickets are about $5 pp.
At local movie theaters, the new film playing this weekend is " No Time to Die," the forthcoming spy film and the 25th in the James Bond series.
More films in theaters are: "Escape Room," "Paw Patrol," "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," among others. Most of the movie theaters are requesting the ticket to be purchased online, such as CCM Cinemas, Cinepolis and CineMark.
What in-person activities will be held in your community? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to email@example.com