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Boruca masks bring indigenous awareness to San José
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Boruca masks bring indigenous awareness to San José

Jacob Spetzler / The Tico Times - May 27, 2019

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, a museum without borders manifested itself as a Boruca indigenous mask painting class behind the Parque Café in Barrio Escalante, San José. …

Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene
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Arts & Culture
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Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene

Jacob Spetzler - May 24, 2019

A convergence of international ballet classes, performances and meetings manifests this week in the form of the Costa Rican Festival de Ballet in Zapote at the Centro…

Sofía Quirós directs the first feature film from Costa Rica at Cannes
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Arts & Culture
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Sofía Quirós directs the first feature film from Costa Rica at Cannes

Esther Sanchez / AFP - May 20, 2019

With a tale about the struggles of a teenager, in which death is like a “game,” the director Sofía Quirós presented on Sunday in Cannes the first…

20th International Book Fair takes over Barrio Escalante in San José
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Arts and Culture
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20th International Book Fair takes over Barrio Escalante in San José

Jacob Spetzler - May 16, 2019

Until May 19, the Antigua Aduana building in Barrio Escalante, San José will be filled with lecturers, comics, art, and lots and lots of books. This year marks…

25 Years of Glory: Instituto Costarricense Pro Música Coral to celebrate quarter century
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Arts & Culture
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25 Years of Glory: Instituto Costarricense Pro Música Coral to celebrate quarter century

Jacob Spetzler - May 15, 2019

At Costa Rica's National Theater on May 25-26, 25 Años de Gloria (25 Years of Glory) will celebrate a quarter century of the Instituto Costarricense Pro Música Coral.…

Cultural events in Costa Rica: May 13-19, 2019
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Events
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Cultural events in Costa Rica: May 13-19, 2019

The Tico Times - May 13, 2019

For those who live here, Costa Rica is about more than its rainforests and beaches. Here are arts- and culture-themed events occurring across Costa Rica in the…

‘Feria de las Flores’ brings music, food and art to Heredia
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Arts & Culture
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‘Feria de las Flores’ brings music, food and art to Heredia

Jacob Spetzler / The Tico Times - May 6, 2019

The Feria de las Flores took place over the past week in Heredia at the Campo Ferial de Perla.  On display was Heredia’s finest. Stalls representing the…

The Tico Times Dispatch: Costa Rican love stories
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Arts & Culture
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The Tico Times Dispatch: Costa Rican love stories

Alexander Villegas - February 14, 2019

We have a special episode of The Tico Times Dispatch for this year's Valentine's Day. We asked readers and staff to send us their Costa Rican love…

Cuenteros Storytelling Festival kicks off in Alajuela
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cultural heritage
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Cuenteros Storytelling Festival kicks off in Alajuela

Mitzi Stark - January 26, 2019

You don't have to be fluent in Spanish to enjoy the 14th annual Storytelling Festival in Alajuela. It started Jan. 24 and is going on until Feb.…

Costa Rica Rocks: An evening of progressive metal at Jazz Café
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica Rocks: An evening of progressive metal at Jazz Café

Eduardo Doryan - October 20, 2018

So there I was, at the fabled Melico Salazar Theater, about to experience the pleasure of seeing the Costa Rican Philharmonic’s Guitar Monsters show. It’s a collection…

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