Agenda Second Weekend of January.

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The weekend arrived and brings a series of activities that the public will be able to enjoy with their family or friends; especially now that many are still on vacation before the beginning of the school year.

Cinema, music and visual arts are the main activities offered by the Ministry of Culture and Youth through its affiliated institutions. Take note and take advantage of your right to cultural services. Here is the detail:



Through its programme, the Film Centre allows you to enjoy free cinematographic productions other than on commercial screens. The functions are free and presented in the Gómez Miralles Cinema Center Hall, located on the north side of the INS building, in San José.

-Friday, January 17, 7 p.m., Laughing, by Valerio Mastandrea, Italy (2018). A woman and her ten-year-old son deal, in their own way, with the death of her husband and father, who died in the factory where she worked, while around them the expectation and concentration grows as everyone waits for the day of the funeral. The surprising first film directed by Valerio Mastandrea, a separate and original drama, tells as a comedy, which changes focus and record and plays with naturalism and surrealism. Rating +15.

-Saturday 18 January, 4 p.m., La Cuenta Mundos: Poems by Gabriela Mistral, by Giovanni Longo and Fernanda Barros, Chile (2015). Musical tour through the poetic imaginary of Gabriela Mistral, in a novel work focused on childhood. Twelve of his poems are musicalized by different artists. Rating +TP.

-Saturday, January 18, 7 p.m., Nona, si me mojan los quemo, by Camila José Donoso, Chile (2019). Nona, an atypical landlady, lives in a coastal village, in a mysterious forest where strange fires happen that are attributed to the Devil. Rating + 15.


Music by composers such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, as well as orchestral arrangements by Costa Rican composers Carlos Guzmán and Victor Hugo Berrocal, can be heard in two concerts that the Youth Symphony Orchestra will give in Limon.


For the Youth Symphony Orchestra is a very nice and special way to start the year 2020 visiting and making free presentations for the public of the beautiful province of Limon. This will be the first of a series of activities that the National Music Center has scheduled in the Caribbean area, commented Gabriela Mora Fallas, Director of the National Music Institute, a body to which the OSJ belongs.

The concerts will have the musical direction of maestro Marvin Araya, and will be presented on Friday, January 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the Eddy Bermudez Gym in Limón; and on Saturday, January 18, at 11 a.m., at the Pococí Civic Center for Peace. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Official reception – Banda Municipal de Zarcero

Banda Municipal de Zarcero

After their participation in the 2020 Rose Parade, in Pasadena, California, United States, the 250 youth who make up the Zarcero Municipal Band will have an official reception, organized by the Municipality of Zarcero, offering a variety of cultural events.

The event will be attended by Sylvie Durán, Minister of Culture and Youth; Ronald Araya, Mayor of Zarcero; Laura Solano, Deputy Mayor; Elesban Rodríguez, director of the band and representatives of the Zarcero Music Association. The activity is open to the public, and will be on Sunday 19 January, from 3 p.m., in the Zarcero Park.

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