I hope you got in your rest during winter and the holiday season because this is the time of year to come out and play and there is no rest for the weary as back-to-back festivals and cultural events carry us through to Semana Santa.
Here's a quick summary of what's to come in the next few weeks,we'll be covering some of these in more detail soon.
FILM - Jan. 28 - Final film in Chaplin series at Teatro Variedades_, EL GRAN DICTADOR (The Great Dictator) 1940.
THEATER - The English-speaking Little Theatre Group will kick off the 2013 season with a Cabaret Night, theater and musical performances will be the highlight of this Jam at the Bar. 7:30 on Feb. 8, 2.500 entrance fee at Sala Garbo.
ROCK - Festival del Rock en el Farolito, 11a - 8p Feb. 16 and 17. This is a free concert featuring prominent Costa Rican rock bands in Parque Morazan. Full line-up schedules will appear on the facebook page.
ELECTRONIC - ChepeJoven is an annual event that opens up international electronic music for free to Costa Ricans while closing Paseo Colon for a Sun. As the name implies, this will be an event mostly attended by teenagers and then electronic fans of all ages. Hosted also on Feb. 17 you can listen to music ALL DAY downtown. This festival runs 8a - 3p.
DJs spinning include:
- Jeff Brenes
- Monik Zdan
- Hector Moran (El Salvador)
- Erik Prestinary
- Lawrence Casal
INNOVATION - TEDxPuraVida is an independently organized event with the same spirit of 'ideas worth sharing'. Presentations are in Spanish but that's a good opportunity to practice and a great chance to meet some of the nation's thought leaders. Tickets are $150, the event will be hosted at the Children's Museum. A full schedule of presenters is available.
To explore of the exciting places and activities in San Jose, Costa Rica Book a City Tour.
Downtown Yoga is a special place situated in the heart of San Jose, 1/2 block west of the SW corner of Parque Nacional.
Open for 2 years, the studio aims to make yoga more accessible to the people living and working in and around San Jose, Costa Rica.
Future plans include providing yoga in the low-income neighborhoods of the city and implementing a community garden with bicycle parking.
The primary group of students are Costa Rican but because the management and teachers speak English, and there are classes everyday it's a great stop for travelers looking to relax as they wonder around the country.
The best part is that visitors can feel right at home immediately being introduced to fellow students and teachers. To read more about the studio visit its Yoga in English page.
Drop-in classes are $10, call 6050-1952 to reserve your space.
For all of you who have never heard of the Oscar nominee films and want to catch up before those shiny statues are awarded in March, you can preview the majority of the Best Picture selections and a few others throughout Feb. at the Cine Magaly, located in Barrio La California.
These will also be the first films shown in digital format at the theater so prep those eyeballs for clear images. This theater is a beautiful example of an art deco interior, however much of it has been toned down after the renovation and reopening a year ago.
Tickets are 2.300 general admission, 1.800 students and senior gold card holders. A 12 film pass is 20.000. Movie times are below. For more tips on San Jose activities subscribe to this blog on the right or inquire with our concierge service.
The Impossible (Jan. 24 - 30) 4p, 7p
Lincoln (Jan. 31 - Feb. 6) 3p, 6p, 9p
Destiny Road ( Feb. 7 - 13) 4p, 8:30p
Flight (Feb. 7 - 13) 6:30pLos Miserables (Feb. 14 - 20) 3p, 7:30p
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Feb. 14 - 20) 6p
Los Miserables (Feb. 21 - 27) 3p, 8:40p
The Master (Feb. 21 - 27) 6p
Zero Dark 30 (Feb. 28 - March 6) 4:30p, 7:30p
Zero Dark 30 (March 7 - 13) 3p, 8:50p
Argo (March 7 - 13) 6p
Anna Karenina (March 14 - 20) 3:30p, 6p, 8:40p
Anna Karenina (March 21 - March 27) 3p, 8:40
Django Unchained (March 21 - 27) 6p
How fun! We are included on this Insider's Guide: 5 Fun Outdoor Activities in San Jose, Costa Rica.
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