Pilgrims from all over Costa Rica and Central America converge on the city of Cartago to pay their respects to “La Negrita,” the Virgin of Los Ángeles, the patron saint of Costa Rica.
The Romería takes place Aug. 1 & 2 outside Our Lady of Los Angeles Basilica, Cartago. Events take place all day. Free. Info: SiCultura website.
A contemporary dance show in which producer and dancer Adrián Figueroa creates a psychological approach to the audience, interpreting though dance the search for personal identity and other themes.
“Homotextual” takes place July 30-31 and August 1 at Gráfica Génesis, 13 Street, Ave. 12-14, San José. ₡3,000 – 4,000 ($6 – 8). 8p.m. More info at 2223-8263.
Theater: “Liars, Lovers, and Fools”
Actors from the Little Theatre Group of Costa Rica presents a compilation of scenes and monologues featuring Shakespearean characters. Reservations required.
“Liars, Lovers, and Fools” takes place August 2 at SiNEM, San Ramon. ₡5,000 ($10). 1p.m. More info and tickets at email@example.com
Craft Fair: “Hecho aquí”
Costa Rican artisans and designers will exhibit and sell their products, from jewelry, clothing, dolls and other textiles, to natural creams and ointments, as well as plants and traditional Costa Rican food. A variety of free activities and events will be offered to attendees – highlights below.
La Antigua Aduana, downtown San José, July 31-August 1 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and August 2 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Events include: Friday July 31: National Dance Company will present the single “Piscis,” 1 pm. National Center of Music presents the National Institute of Music’s Flute Choir, 2 pm. Circus dance group “Adila,” 3 p.m. Presentation of the Ministry of Culture and Youth’s Typical Music Group, 4:30 pm. “Puppets in Prague,” traveling show, 5 p.m. Saturday August 1: Cimarrona “Los Parranderos,” 12p.m. “Puppets in Prague,” 12 p.m. National Center of Music presents the National Institute of Music’s Saxophone Quartet “Muse,” 2 p.m. Heredian Choreographic Group of Merecumbé, 7 p.m. Sunday August 2: “Puppets in Prague,” 12 p.m. National Institute of Music’s Saxophone Quartet “Nnesax,” 2 p.m. More info at the event website.
El Sótano Concerts: From Mediterranean to Blues
El Sótano in Barrio Amón, San José, presents a musical triple feature.
The Movement in Codes + Las Robertas + The Cuadros: Three indie groups offer a special concert. July 31. ₡3,000 ($6). 9p.m. More info Event Facebook page or 2221-2302
Blues Festival: El Sótano’s second blues festival features bands such as Oak & Feathers, The Funkadelic Groove Machine, Rocío Azul y Los Gatos Blue, Glorious Bastards, Blues Devils, Blind Pigs, Adone (piano solo), Three for Blues, Robbie Clark, Navil Blues, Calacas Blues, Debbie Davies from the United States and the JR Blues Band and Andy Egert (Switzerland). August 1, 3p.m. ₡10,000 ($20). More info at Events Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/591540680988807/ or at 2221-2302.
Äkira: A World Music band specializing in Mediterranean music celebrates the release of its first EP, “El Mercader.” August 5, 10p.m. ₡3,000 ($6). Ticket price includes a copy of the EP). More info at Äkira Facebook page or at 2221-2302.