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November 1, 2014

Rocky Horror Charity Show

Let’s do the time warp again! This special screening of the 1975 cult horror/science fiction film will incorporate all the makeup, crazy costumes, and (most importantly) audience participantion you can handle – in Spanish. Remember: It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right…

Event takes place Oct. 31 at Lobo Estepario, downtown San José. 8 p.m. ₡3,000 ($6).

Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival

UPDATE: The Health Ministry closed the festival. Read all about it here.

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Now in its third iteration, the Puerto Viejo Chocolate festival promises music, workshops and, of course, plenty of chocolate. Attendees can help judge a brownie bake-off, try out different restaurants in a chocolate crawl, or just hang out and drink some chocolate beers and cocktails. See our full preview here.

Event runs through Sunday. See the full schedule at the festival’s website. Most events are free, but tickets are also available for a chocolate tasting, ₡6,000 ($12).

Mascarada más cleteada

Not so into the drunken debauchery of Halloween? Why not spend it on a bike instead? This year is the second-ever Mascarada más cleteada, where participants get decked out in Halloween costumes for a ride through San José.

Cyclists leave from the Calle de la Amargura in San Pedro at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31

Theater: “Frankenstein”

Post-Halloween, Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this London production “beamed” live via satellite to the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center.

Live screening takes place Nov. 1 at the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center, Los Yoses. 11 a.m. ₡5,000-10,000 ($10-20). Info: Cultural Center website.

Music: Halloween Party with Los Cuchillos

The off-beat indie band releases its new disc, “Isla Macabro,” at this special Halloween concert.

Party takes place Oct. 31 at El Sótano, Barrio Amón, downtown San José. 9 p.m. ₡3,500 ($7). Info: AmonSolar website.

Art: “Almost Invisible”

Thirty-eight artists present 50 different works in this wide-ranging multimedia group show.

“Case Invisibles” continues through Nov. 25, 2015, at the National Bank Museum, downtown San José. Open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ₡1,500 ($3). Info: Official website.

Theater: “The Cross”

Following a violent shooting in La Cruz de Alajuelita, the community reacts in Fernando Rodríguez’s award-winning new play.

“La Cruz” is performed through Nov. 30 at the Vargas Calvo Theater, downtown San José. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. ₡5,500 ($11). Info: National Theater website.

Art: “A Chronicle of Interventions”

Learn about U.S. incursions in Central America, thanks to this provocative group show co-produced with London’s revered Tate Gallery.

“Una Crónica de Intervenciones” displays at TEOR/éTica Gallery, Barrio Amón. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. Info: TEOR/éTica website.

Art: 75 Years of Photos

Browse decades of photojournalism at this striking exhibit, thanks to Spain’s Agencia EFE – the fourth-largest wire service in the world.

“EFE: 75 Años de Fotos” continues through Dec. 7 at the National Museum, San José. Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ₡1,500 ($3). Info: Museum website.

Dance: This Is Not an Eight

Drawing together students and choreographers from the National University, this festival, whose idiomatic name roughly translates to It’s not that complicated, takes place in three different locales: the Teatro de la Danza, the Central Bank Museums, and the Barva Recycling Center.

“Esto No Es un Ocho” takes place Oct. 24 – Nov. 9 at various locations, San José. ₡2,000-4,000 ($4-8). Info: RedCultura.

 

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