Agenda last weekend of January

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The visual arts and poetry are the main cultural expressions that you will be able to appreciate this weekend, in the spaces of the Ministry of Culture and Youth.

The National Library will be in charge of the poetic proposal, in the framework of the National Poetry Day; while the visual arts will be appreciated in the National Museum of Costa Rica, Calderón Guardia Museum, Museo de Arte Costarricense, among other cultural spaces of the MCJ.

Here is the detail of the weekend cultural offer.

Costa Rican poets will show their art on National Poetry Day

This Friday, December 31, is the National Day of Poetry, a date that the country has commemorated since 1996, in honor of the birth of the poet Jorge Debravo.

Jorge Debravo

Precisely, the National Library of Costa Rica (BNCR) joined with the Jorge Debravo Foundation and the Poiesis Literary Group, to honor the memory of this poet, through a recital of his work.

The activity will take place on Friday 31 January 2019, at 5:30 p.m., at the National Library and will count on the participation of poets: Laureano Albán, Lucía Alfaro, Ronald Bonilla, Fadir Delgado, Leda García, Marlene Retana, Arabella Salaverry, Cristian Alfredo Solera and Carlos Villalobos. In addition, poetry will be recited from the authors present, and the event ends with music by Pablo Alvarado Bravo.

On the other hand, the National Library also offers the exhibition “A Look at Costa Rican Poetry”, which has documents by Costa Rican poets of all times. This exhibition is available to the public free of charge, from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the reference area of the National Library. Exhibition ends on 4 February 2020.

Crisanto Badilla’s Exhibition Says Goodbye to the Calderón Museum

This Friday, January 31, will be the last date when you will be able to appreciate the exhibition “Creative Fire”, artistic proposal of the sculptor Crisanto Badilla, available at the Calderón Guardia Museum, in Barrio Escalante.

Exposición "Fuego creativo"

In this exhibition, bronze and marble were twinned to present themselves as the stars of this exhibition, which also includes paintings, engravings and photographs documenting the production process.

They are new interpretations based on the combination of materials that give new richness to sculpture, the artist said. “The enigmatic, the nebulous, the mysterious and even the strange, what is beyond the visible is Badilla’s proposal to the diligent spectator,” the Calderón Guardia Museum announced.

Another axis present in the show is the symbology in faces with Central American accents, where the ancestral heritage persists, Badilla said. Throughout the show, the balance is tilted in the human presence, especially of women, the sculptor concluded. The exhibition will be available until January 31, at the Calderón Guardia Museum, open Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Barrio Escalante. Free admission.

Exhibition shows the wildlife that inhabits the city

Have you ever thought about how much wildlife we live with in cities? How many have complained about raccoons coming to the yard? How And not to mention the viral videos of snakes coming out of sewers during the rains! Yes, in the cities, and in the metropolitan area of Costa Rica, live with a lot of wild animals.

We are neighbors, wildlife in the city is the temporary exhibition that the National Museum of Costa Rica (MNCR) currently offers until May 2020. It is a show for all audiences, but especially aimed at children so that they know about urban fauna, the harmonious coexistence with these animals and some tips on what to do in the event of an eventuality, explained the museographer Lidilia Arias.

The exhibition shows objects from the natural history collection of the MNCR, complemented by city dioramas and illustrations of different animals. It takes a tour of the main wild species, such as foxes, raccoons and bats, birds such as the ‘ corn-eater, parrots and yigüirros, reptiles such as snakes and lizards, amphibians such as toads or insects such as butterflies, bees and ants, are some of the fauna found in the exhibition.

The exhibition opens from Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the MNCR. Open until May 2020.


Cinema From this Thursday, January 30th until Saturday, February 1st, enjoy the presentation of Mexican, Costa Rican and Burkinés films. The screenings are held at the Gómez Miralles Cinema Centre, as part of its programme “The Preamble to the Film Centre”. Admission is free. Consult the program at:

San Ramon The Centro Cultural e Histórico José Figueres Ferrer (CCHJFF), invites you to appreciate the exhibition . Free admission.

Photography Exhibition =San Lucas: Fragmented Time, 50 documentary photographs that make a visual tour of drawings, paintings, poems and inscriptions made by persons deprived of their liberty who lived on San Lucas Island during the time of occupation of the penal center. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Art Museum

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