This weekend, the Coopeguanacaste Convention Center, in Santa Cruz in Guanacaste, presents "Henrietta Musical" inspired by the life of the U.S. citizen Henrietta Boggs, who served as First Lady of Costa Rica from 1948 to 1949 in the years immediately following the Costa Rican Civil War.
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Published on Friday, September 1, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Numerous outdoor activities are happening this weekend, including concerts, plays, festivals, and shows, among many others. Kindly inform us of any weekend events taking place in your community by sending an email to email@example.com.
The Jade Museum in downtown San José is hosting a Folk Festival that offers a variety of activities suitable for all ages, including traditional dances, a concert, games, food vendors, live music, and masquerades. The festival will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the museum box office for $10.
The Stone Dive Rock Band will give a tribute concert to American rock bands Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots. The show will start at 8 p.m. at Mundoloco Pub in San José. Ticket's $15 pp available at the place box office.
On Friday and Saturday
Howlers Rock Band will
give two concerts at Manuel Antonio
Beach in Puntarenas. On Friday the
concert starts at 5 p.m. at Buru
SeaSide Restaurant. On
Saturday, the show starts at 7 p.m.
Sports Bar & Grill. For more
information contact Ben Orton by
The San Jose Municipality Band will be hosting two free Caribbean music concerts. The first concert will take place on Friday at 4 p.m. at the University of Costa Rica facilities in Limon City. The second concert will be on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the National Music System in Limon City.
The Peppers Club in Zapote in San José is hosting the fifth edition of "Finca Fest." This 24-hour non-stop music event features national rock bands like UFO, Mod Ska, El Guato, Mentados, and Scooter 79, among others. The show begins at 2 p.m. and tickets are available for $25 on the Tiquetera website.
The Glorious Bastards Rock Band concert is at The Whiskey Pub in Santa Ana in San José. The band will play tribute to classic American rock bands The concert will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 available at the venue box office.
Saturday and Sunday
The Melico Salazar Theater in downtown San José presents the "My Way Sinatra Tribute Concert'' featuring Mario Kramarenco, a singer known as Frank Sinatra's voice double. The show will perform with the Philharmonic Orchestra. On Saturday, the concert starts at 8 p.m. and on Sunday it will start at 3 p.m. Tickets for these shows are available on the Eticket website, with prices ranging from $40 to $70 depending on seat location.
The National Theater in downtown San José presents "Little Women" based on the novel written by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. The play is featured by the National Theater Company. On Saturday, the show starts at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Sunday it starts at 5 p.m. Ticket's $15 and are available on the theater's website.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater located in Dent District in San José will host a play "Moon: A Night with Lorca," inspired by the novels of the Spanish writer Federico García Lorca and featuring Danza Abend company. On Saturday, the show will start at 8 p.m. On Sunday, it will start at 5 p.m. Tickets are available for $25 available on the theater's website.
The Expressivo Theater, at Momentum Shopping Center in Curridabat in San José, will showcase a children's play called "Sara and the Giant'' by the Colectivo Escénico Ataña theater company. The plot revolves around a young girl who embarks on a journey through the forest with an owl and a coyote to meet the giant living atop the highest mountain peak. The play begins at 2 p.m. and tickets are priced at $13 per person. Purchase at the theater box office.
The Coopeguanacaste Convention Center, in Santa Cruz in Guanacaste, presents "Henrietta Musical" inspired by the life of the U.S. citizen Henrietta Boggs, who served as First Lady of Costa Rica from 1948 to 1949 in the years immediately following the Costa Rican Civil War. On Friday, the play will start at 7 p.m. On Saturday, it will start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Sunday, it will start at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are between $21 to $95 pp and tickets are available on the Espressivo Theater website which is sponsoring the show.
The Vargas Calvo Theater, in downtown San José, presents the play "Green with a kiss I die" inspired by the final scene of Romeo and Juliet and featuring Crisol Theatre Company. On Friday and Saturday, the play starts at 8 p.m. On Sunday, it starts at 5 p.m. Ticket is $15 available on the National Theater website, which sponsors the play.
The Pedregal Events Center in Heredia will host the International Book Fair. Enjoy over 100 authors of various genres. Notable authors include Peruvian journalist and writer Jaime Bayly, Spanish writers José Ignacio Carnero and Bárbara Gil, and Brazilian writer Alex Marzzo. The fair opens at 9 a.m. and admission is free.
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 pp or $15 per child available on the center's website. Make reservations by calling 506 2433-8989.
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 pp. 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 pp. Make reservations by calling 6252-7412 or 8447-0703 or 2682-0428.
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 pp. Call for more information at 4032-9280.
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 pp.
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 pp or $13 including lunch. Free for children under 4 years old. For more information call 2479-0170.
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 pp.
For more information visit the
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. Call for more information at 2522-6500 or 2522-6666.
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 pp and must be paid by credit or debit card. Call for more information at 2100-6000.
Simón Bolívar Zoo in downtown San José is home to more than 70 species of animals and many tropical plants. Ticket is $5 pp available at the zoo box office. Call for more information at 2280-4561 or 2280-4537.
Lankester Botanical Gardens, a set of gardens located in Dulce Nombre, Cartago opens at 9 a.m. Ticket is $10 pp available on site. Reserve a spot by calling 2511-7949.
Santa Ana Conservation Center in Santa Ana, San José, has animal farms, trails and gardens. The place opens at 9 a.m. Ticket is $7 pp available at the zoo's box office.
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. For more information call 2257-7202.
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 pp. For more information call 2211-5700.
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 pp.
Have a Pura Vida weekend
chilling out with family and friends.