Culture Agenda 4th Weekend of October

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Remember or know what Costa Rica was like in the past through audiovisual projections that will be presented in different restaurants in Barrio Escalante, or if you prefer to attend for free the gala concert that the Concert Band of San José will offer at the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar, or if your thing is to know more about the traditions of our indigenous people, the community of Rey Curré, invites them to participate in the XXVI Indigenous Cultural Festival.

Free gala concert offered by the San José Concert Band

If you love music and especially the piano, the Concert Band of San José invites you to the free gala concert that will be offered this Friday 25 October, at 7:30 p.m., at the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar, in San José.

He will have the artistic direction of guest master Thomas E. Verrier and, in addition, will be accompanied by the pianist Caleb Harris, in charge of interpreting Igor Stravinski’s “Concert for piano and wind instruments”.

The ensemble will perform works with a high level of difficulty, highlighted in the repertoire written for symphonic band format, and recommended for students and performers. The music program includes # Dionysiaques Op.62, by Florent Schmitt; Procession from Elsa to the Cathedral of the Opera Lohengrin, by Richard Wagner, arranged by L. Caillet; Spiel für Blasester Orchester Op.39, by Ernst Toch; songs from the River, for bronzes, by Jonnathan Mitchell and The March of the Symphony Metamorphosis by Paul Hindemith according to K. Wilson.

To obtain the tickets, the public interested in appreciating this concert must send an email to and indicate their personal data or the data of the group they represent. For more information, please call: 2234-1911, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Discussions, cultural presentations, music, gastronomy and traditional practices are on the agenda of the XXVI Indigenous Cultural Festival, this weekend

Under the slogan, “Indigenous languages are an ancestral heritage that strengthens the identity of our peoples,” the Rey Curré Indigenous Development Association, in coordination with local organizations, will hold the XXVI Indigenous Cultural Festival, which will be held from 24 to 26 October 2019.

The Rey Curré Indigenous Cultural Festival began in 1992 and aims to highlight the different cultural expressions of the local indigenous community through multiple activities that reflect the collective spirit.

For the 2019 edition, the corn chicha, rice tamales and the hospitality of an indigenous people who take pride in their ancestral legacies will be offered to the public every day.

Rey Curré is located 221 km southeast of San José, Costa Rica; only 32 km from the canton of Buenos Aires, Puntarenas.

The activities will have the following schedule: Thursday, October 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, October 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Costa Rica Screenings Day of Yesteryear Celebrate World Audiovisual Heritage Day

On 27 October each year, World Audiovisual Heritage Day is celebrated, which was approved in 2005, when the General Conference of Unesco defined this date.

The idea of this day is to remember films, sound and video recordings, and radio and television programs that [ transformed society and went on to complement the writings[ (UN Source).

That is why Librería Francesa joined a team that was joined by the Chamber of Commerce of Barrio Escalante, the Municipality of San José and three institutions of the Ministry of Culture and Youth: the National Archive, the Calderón Guardia Museum and the Costa Rican Center for Film Production, with the aim of holding a day of screenings to celebrate this date, this Saturday, October 26, at different venues in Barrio Escalante.

The schedule of activities for Saturday 26 October will be as follows:

  • Film Elvira[ (Alfonso Gómez Patiño, 1955) and documentary ËArquitectura antigua[ (1930- 1970), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Museo Dr. Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia.
  • Projection of videos and historical photographs of the National Archive, and short films about the city of San José, from the Costa Rican Center of Film Production, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in different restaurants in Barrio Escalante.
  • Film “The Secrets of Isolina[ (Miguel Salguero, 1986), 7 p.m., at the Beer Factory restaurant.
  • Closing: Movie =El Retorno, A.F. Bertoni, 1930), 8 p.m., Parque Francia.

In addition to the activities on the 26th is the exhibition “San José” in black and white, a montage of the National Archive that will be in the French Library, from 26 October to 2 November. Visitors will be able to see images of the city from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 19th century, accompanied by literary texts about San José.

Other activities

Celebrating the elder

  • Day of the Elderly Person. October 25th, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Fairground, La Libertad Park. Capacity: 300 people. Free.


  • Colloquium “Voices and Images of the Second Republic: Analysis of the mural paintings of Antonio Ugalde Álvarez”. On 25 October, 9 â. m. a 4 p. m. Free admission. Juan Santamaría Cultural Historical Museum.


  • Obra Edipo Rey, Spain. Dirección: Luis Carlos Vásquez. El 25 y 26 octubre, 8 p.m.; el 27, 5 p.m., Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica. General admission 10.000 colones, 20% discount for students and adults.

Anfiteatro Fidel Gamboa [ Cenac MCJ Headquarters

  • Artistic Presentations. Show “A Thousand Steps and an Afternoon of the Cradle of Swing” and “A Chabela with Cimarrona” by Cinthya Guzmán. The 26, 2 p. m.

Banda de Conciertos de Guanacaste. Tel.:2666-4297

  • Concierto del Ayer, dedicado al Adulto Mayor. Director: Ronald Estrada. The 27th, 10 a. m., Hogar de Ancianos, Liberia.

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