Semana Santa, ‘Marley’, a circus and other happenings in Costa Rica
Semana Santa parades
The prophet of reggae music Bob Marley has his own documentary debuting this week in Costa Rica. The film has received rave reviews, and of course features a large chunk of Marley’s discography including hits like “Redemption Song,” “Three Little Birds” and “I Shot the Sheriff.”
Marley shows at Cine Magaly at 6 p.m. on Friday, 7:45 p.m. on Saturday and 4:10 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
Rialengo is a Costa Rican rock band whose members decided to put together a circus – and this multidisciplinary joyride promises to be one of the most creative performances of the year. Like an aftershock to the International Arts Festival, El Circo del Rialengo performs Wednesday afternoon in San Pedro.
El Circo del Rialengo performs April 23 at UCR campus, San Pedro. 5:30 p.m. Info: FIA website.
Events supporting peace
Retired Col. Ann Wright and Medea Benjamin will visit Costa Rica April 23-30 to share their experiences with drones and terror during their time in Gaza, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen. They’ll be encouraging active resistance against all wars with their series of talks.
April 24, Building a Global Movement against Militarization, National University, UNA, Heredia, Social Sciences Auditorium, 6 p.m. April 25, Press Conference, Friends Peace Center, CAP, 8:30-10 a.m., Calle 15 between Avenues 6 and 8, April 25, The Humanitarian Aid Flotilla to Gaza (Mavi-Marmara) – TinJo Restaurant, hosted by The Committee in Solidarity with Palestine, CSP, 2 p.m., Calle 11, between Avenues 6 and 8, San Jose, April 29, Building a Global Movement against Militarization – Costa Rica University, UCR School of Letters Auditorium, 5 p.m. For more information contact email@example.com
Music: Children’s Choir of the French National Opera
Hear some of the finest young voices in France perform at the National Theater.
Performance takes place April 23 at the National Theater, downtown San José. 8 p.m. Info: National Theater website.
Alice is looking for amour, but instead she finds her hero, Woody Allen. This comedy is part of the Alianza Francesa’s ongoing French film series.
“Paris-Manhattan” will screen at the Alianza Francesa, Barrio Amón. 6 p.m. Free. Info: Alianza Francesa website.
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