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.
Do not forget that most of San Jose will be shutting down on Monday due to the Costa Rican celebration of the arrival of the President of China.
But for the rest of you this is a great weekend to take in some Costa Rican culture and music and perhaps head to the beach on Saturday.
Friday May 31st, 2013 Costa Rica Events
Digital World Art – Costa Rica Art Museum Exhibition – Digital World art provided by Simeon Lyulakov will be on display in the museum for your viewing pleasure. A Bulgarian photographer, Simeon Lyulakov has traveled the world showcasing his digital art. Known for pieces such as “Sandman” and Arabian Nights, you will find the pieces full of conceptual creativity.
Location: Costa Rican Art Museum, San Jose, North Sabana
Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Free
Sushi Kai presents Erick Leon Live – If you are in the mood for some latin music then head to Santa Ana this weekend and get a dose of Erick Leon y La Jungla. This music is great to sit back and listen to or try your hand in a little latin dancing. Come on and ho move those hips.
Location: Sushi Kai, Santa Ana
Hours: 10 pm to 2 am
Telephone: 2282 – 0221
Saturday June 1st, 2013 Costa Rica Events
Saturday Surf Series – Backyard Bar Playa Hermosa – An open competition surf contest held every Saturday at Backyard Bar. In “expression session” format – everyone is invited to come out and try your hand at the $300.00 prize. If you aren’t a surfer and want to enjoy the competition – you are welcome to come out and watch.
5:00 PM live music starts and their popular BBQ will be available along with your favorite drinks!
Location: Backyard Bar and Hotel – Hermosa, Playa Hermosa – South of Jaco
Hours – Encouraged to get there around 2 pm for prime seats
Salsa Night – Castro’s – Castro’s is a gringo friendly bar in Barrio Mexico in San Jose. Enjoy Castro’s style salsa, merengue, cumbia, merengue electronico, Creole swing, Reggae and more. They provide a mix of all the great music to dance the night away. At midnight there will be a carnival atmosphere with shots of Tequila and other great beverages at great prices. If you get tired of the party scene, go upstairs and enjoy a karaoke stage for free.
Location: Castro’s Bar and Disco, Barrio Mexico, San Jose
Hours: Get there about 10, it is when the real part starts
Live Music at the ZaZa Cafe (Santa Teresa) – ZaZa Cafe presents a live music show every Saturday evening starting at 10:00 PM. It is a great place to take a date and listen to some live music in a comfortable atmosphere. ZaZa Cafe is a beautiful coffee house on the shores of paradise in Santa Teresa. Every Saturday they turn this little spot into a quaint and casual place to listen to some good music. No disco lights or loud speakers but certainly a place to enjoy the variety of live show appearances from some very good artists.
Location: ZaZa Cafe, Main Street, Santa Teresa
Hours: Show starts at 10 but come early for good seats
If none of this interests you, you can always check out the weekend surf report and go catch some waves yourself. Unfortunately this weekend is not the best weekend to catch some waves but it is always a great weekend for the beach.