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The UCI-CRC 506 cycling race, organized by the International Cycling Union (UCI) will be held on Sunday.
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Published on Friday, June 7, 2024
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff




Many amusing activities are happening this weekend, including concerts, plays, festivals, cultural events and shows among many others. Kindly inform us of any weekend events taking place in your community by sending an email to news@amcostarica.com.


 


On Friday





The Diesel Rock Band is playing rock music from the 60s and 70s at Jazz Cafe Pub in Escazú Canton, San José. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for $20 are available at the venue's box office.



The Municipality of Cartago band will perform a Latin Music concert at the Cartago Municipality Amphitheater. The free and pet-friendly show starts at 6:30 p.m.




The Municipality of Alajuela band will perform a folk music concert at 6 p.m. at the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Church in Alajuela. Free admission.




The Municipality of Guanacaste band will perform a folk music concert at the Tilaran Canton Cathedral. The free concert begins at 7 p.m.







On Friday and Saturday



The Eugene O'Neill Theater in San José will host "The Look Up Dance Show," featuring the Tetralia dance group. The program begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $35 and are available through the Ticket Box website.






On Saturday



The National Institute of Music presents a concert comprising classical composers Chopin,
Rachmaninoff, and Brahms. The performance will take place at the Art Museum in Sabana, San José. The free show starts at 7 p.m.




The Mustang 65 Band, is playing rock music from the 60s to 90s at the Republic Pub in Sabana, San José. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets for $10 are available at the venue's box office.




The Tortugas Rock Band will give a concert at the Yellow Submarine Sports Bar in Moravia, San José. The concert starts at 9 p.m. Tickets $10 are available at the place's box office.










On Saturday and Sunday



The Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a classical music concert at
the Melico Salazar Theater in downtown San José. On Saturday, the show begins at 8 p.m. On Sunday, the concert opens at 4 p.m. Tickets priced between $50 and $70 are available on the One Ticket CR website.




The Municipality of Alajuela band will perform a folk music concert at the Alajuela City Central Park. The free and pet-friendly show starts at 10 a.m.




The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra will perform a classical music concert at La Viña Christian Church Auditorium in Salitrillos, San José. The free concert begins at 4 p.m.





On Sunday



The UCI-CRC 506 cycling race, organized by the International Cycling Union (UCI) with the Costa Rican Cycling Federation's support, will cover 75 miles from the National Stadium in Sabana, San José, to the finish line on Paseo de Los Turistas (Tourist Boulevard) in Puntarenas. The sports event, which will include the participation of at least 800 bikers, will begin at 7 a.m. Those interested in watching the race live may find the cyclists' route on the UCI Gran Fondo Costa Rica website.












This weekend



The Cocos Island Dome Exhibition will be held in the Antigua Aduana Events Center in downtown San José. The event offers the public a 3D experience deep in the Cocos Island oceans. On Friday, the show begins at 3:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the program starts at 9 a.m. Free admission.





University Dance School's "People From Nowhere" show will be held in the Alberto Cañas Theater in downtown San José. On Friday and Saturday, the performance begins at 7 p.m. On Sunday, it starts at 6 p.m. Free admission.




The Expressivo Theater in Momentum Shopping Center in Curridabat San José will be showing the comedy play "One More Week." On Friday and Sunday, the performance begins at 8 p.m. On Sunday, it begins at 6 p.m. Tickets for $20 are available at the theater box office.

 



Libertad Park Club in Desamparados in San José presents activities for teenagers such as painting, dance, music, sports and arts. The activities start at 9 a.m. 





Children's Museum in downtown San José features special activities for kids. The museum opens at 9 a.m. Tickets $3 are available on the museum's website.  




Tours are available at the Wildlife Rescue Center in Barrio San José District in Alajuela. The animal sanctuary and wildlife conservation center tours include botanical gardens and more than 125 species of rescued animals including sloths, monkeys, jaguars, tapir, birds, and reptiles. They cannot be released back to their natural habitat. Tickets are $30 or $15 per child available on the center's website.




Tours are available at Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary in Quepos Beach, Puntarenas. The non-profit organization is home to nearly 50 animals that cannot be released back into the wild. Ticket is $10. Make reservations by calling 8827-8243 or emailing Chip@kstr.org.




Experience the arrival of sea turtles at Ostional National Park in Guanacaste, beginning at 6:30 a.m. with an expert guide from the Ostional Tourist Guides Association. Tour price $8.




Games for children, playgrounds and pools are available at Punta Pirata Beach Club in Puntarenas City, Puntarenas. Doors open at 8 a.m. Ticket is $16.



Free swimming, Zumba, aerobics, sports games, fitness and diving are among many other courses at Ojo de Agua Water Park in San Antonio Belen, Heredia. The club includes a parking area, restaurant, several swimming pools for adults and a swimming pool area for children, a playground, tennis areas, basketball areas and a soccer field. The place opens at 7:30 a.m. Ticket is $3. 




Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park in La Fortuna, Alajuela, offers more than 10 aquatic activities and hot spring pools. The park opens at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8 or $13 including lunch. Free for children under 4 years old.



Go ride hopping at the Parque de Diversiones in La Uruca, San José. The amusement park has more than 17 rides such as roller coasters, carousels, twists and bumper cars among many others. Enjoy their food court zone and picnic area. The park opens at 9 a.m. Ticket is $11. For more information visit the park's website.






System of Conservation Areas invites visitors to the Chirripó National Parks in Cartago and Limon, Poás Volcano in Alajuela, Tortuguero in Limon, San Lucas Island in Puntarenas, Irazú Volcano in Cartago and Manuel Antonio Beach in Puntarenas. Make reservations on the organization's website.




Guanacaste Conservation Area invites visitors to both the Santa Rosa and the Horizon Experimental Forest Station in Guanacaste. Tickets are available on the organization's website.




Diquis Museum in Palmar Sur, Osa, Puntarenas, offers walking tours through the archaeological zone known as Finca Sitio 6. Tours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ticket is $7 and must be paid by credit or debit card.




Lankester Botanical Gardens, a set of gardens located in Dulce Nombre, Cartago opens at 9 a.m. Ticket is $10  and available on site.




The Art Museum in downtown La Sabana, San José, presents private collections of Latin American artists. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


National Museum in downtown San José, presents an exhibition of Costa Rica's history and handmade artifacts, including some more than 12,000 years old, made by the first peoples of the region. Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ticket is $11.



Gold Museum in downtown San José presents an exhibition of Costa Rican bills and coins since 1850. Also, in the exhibit are the 700 pieces of handcrafted gold made by the first population in Costa Rica. The museum opens at 9 a.m. Ticket is $15.



Have a pura vida weekend chilling out with family and friends.


    


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