Costa Rica News – As Thursday night’s publish will be in essence our weekend edition we will give a run down of a few events happening in Costa Rica in different areas that we think our readers might enjoy attending. This is by no means all the weekend events but ones that appeal to our curiosity or excitement bug.
We decided to stay in the San Jose area this weekend after the Semana Santa break the beaches are still recovering and getting ready for next weekend.
Costa Rica National Arts Festival (FNA) 2013 – This weekend is the beginning of this festival which will present Costa Rican tradition, poetry, music, theater, and beautiful handicrafts and other Costa Rican culture that promises to stir your senses.
This will be hosted in the Mora and Santa Ana. Mora will host the official opening of FNA 2013.
The National Arts Festival (FNA) inauguration will take place April 5th at 7 p.m. in Central Park Mora in San José. The show “Central America in Marimbas: Fraternal Chords” along with the music of the Fab Breast and a colorful fireworks display, will open the festivities.
The vision of this festival is to bring together national and international artists to strengthen and encourage the artistic development of the national community, producing high quality events and diversity, promoting the exchange, fraternity and cooperation among artists, countries, civil organizations and municipal governments, public institutions and articulating private companies, in order to consolidate national identity and include cultural and artistic production as a source of wealth and welfare.
The FNA will display the work of more than 2,000 artists and put on more than 300 shows. There will also be workshops and initiatives, including reading activities, book exchanges and a decoration project in which artists are responsible for adorning a nursing home in Ciudad Colón.
To see a list of the artist, events, and times go to their site at www.festivaldelasartes.go.cr
8th International Flute Festival of Costa Rica – The 1st Latin-american Piccolo Symposium with Jean Louis Beaumadier, Lior Eithan, Matjas Debeljak and Christine Erlander. The concert will be in Teatro Nacional for all those interested. This is expected to be an incredible evening of music and a great place to take a date for a romantic evening listening to some of the best flutists in the world.
Guys take your loved one out to the concert followed by a late dinner. Throw in some flowers and show her you still have a romantic side and what she means to you.
SAT, APRIL 6 @ 5:00pm
Solo recital featuring Christine Beard, piccolo with Tim Carey, piano (concert also to feature flutists Elena Cecconi, Italy and Milica Milosejik, Serbia)
More info on their facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/events/309852009113737/