Cultural Agenda Second Weekend of February  

Take a historical tour through photos, documents and art and learn about the Puntarenean culture or if you prefer, observe this futuristic work that covers the issue of suicide from a different perspective that will make you meditate and know the situations that lead a person to make this fatal decision, or enjoy free film projections from Colombia, Chile and Spain, during this weekend.

Learn the history of Puntarenas through this exhibition

A graphic exhibition that shows the culture of the province of Puntarenense through an art show of several artists from the province, as well as documents on the history of Puntarenas, will open on the afternoon of this Thursday, February 6, at 5 pm, at facilities of the National Library of Costa Rica (BNCR).

This is the exhibition entitled “A look at our provinces: Puntarenas”, which is part of a series of exhibitions that the National Library will be doing during this year 2020.

In total, 20 works of art, 40 old photographs, more than 100 documents such as newspapers, maps, books and others dating from the 19th century will be exhibited. Most of the documents belong to the National Library and others belong to private individuals who lent them to give visitors the opportunity to learn about the history and development of this province.

En total se expondrán 20 obras de arte, 40 fotografías antiguas, más de 100 documentos como periódicos, mapas, libros y otros que datan del siglo XIX. La mayoría de los documentos pertenecen a la Biblioteca Nacional y otros pertenecen a personas particulares que los prestaron para brindar a los visitantes la oportunidad de conocer la historia y desarrollo de esta provincia.

Winning work of three National Culture Awards 2019 will be presented again at the Vargas Calvo Theater


A new season of the staging “The post-futuristic ballad of the mollusks”, will have its only 6 functions, from February 7 to 16, at the Teatro Vargas Calvo.

This work written by author Bryan Vindas, under the direction of Gladys Alzate, covers the delicate issue of suicide. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Alejandro, an 18-year-old who was hospitalized three months ago for a failed suicide attempt.

From his coma and through his interaction with the other characters in the play, he tells us many of the family situations he has lived since childhood, through which we understand the reasons that led him to make this decision.

The post-futuristic ballad of the mollusks will be presented this February 07 with a schedule of 8 p.m. at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, February 8 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 9 at 5 p.m. Purchase your tickets at at 2010-1110 and at the ticket office of the National Theater of Costa Rica.

Bolivian, Colombian, Chilean, Burkinese and Spanish cinema awaits you in Preambulo


The free film offer that will be presented by the Cinema Center during this weekend starts this Thursday, February 6, at 7 p.m., with the screening of the Colombian film “LAS TETAS DE MI MADRE” (Carlos Zapata, 2015). Martín, a 10-year-old boy works with his mother as a pizza delivery man and dreams of taking her to Disneyland. One night he asks to use the bathroom of a brothel where he delivers a pizza, and mistakenly enters a strip booth. +18.

On Friday, February 7, 7 p.m., “NONA, SI MOJAN ME I BURN YOU” will be presented (Chile, Camila José Donoso, 2019). Nona (66), an atypical housewife, lives self-exiled in a coastal town, in a mysterious forest where strange fires happen that are attributed to the Devil. + 15.

For Saturday, February 8, starting at 4 p.m., it will be the turn of the “BURKINABE RISING” projection (Burkina Faso, Iara Lee, 2018). Burkina Faso is home to an energetic community of committed artists, musicians and citizens. They keep alive the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, who was killed in a coup led by Blaise Compaoré, his best friend and advisor. Cal +15.

Finally, at 7 pm, “LETTERS TO PAUL MORRISSEY” (Armand Rovira, 2018) will be presented. Armand Rovira embarks on the task of filming letters to send them to Paul Morrisey, director of ‘Trash’, ‘Flesh’ and ‘Heat’, Warhol’s collaborator and representative of the “Velvet Underground”.

All features are free

Breves – Culture


  • Costa Rica Jazz Festival, presentations by Túpac Amarulloa Cuarteto; Bertilla Baker Quinteto and Pablo Campos Trio with Greg Osby. On February 6, 6 p.m., at the National Museum of Costa Rica. Free entrance


  • Rainbow reading. Aimed at children aged 7 to 12 years. February 7, from 3 p.m. at 4 p. M. Moravia Library.
  • Composting Workshop February 8, from 9 a.m. at 11:30 a.m., at the Center for Environmental Management, Parque La Libertad. All public.

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