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India Fest, San Ramón run and other happenings around Costa Rica

Art Exhibit: Povda-Alfonso-Romero

Costa Rican artists Carlos Poveda, who lives and works in Paris; Jairo Alfonso, who lives and works in New York; and rising talent Pablo Romero collaborate on an exhibit including photography, drawings, videos, collages and more.

“Exhibición de arte: Poveda-Alfonso-Romero” takes place Nov. 11 – Dec. 11 at Artflow Gallery. Tues.-Fri.:10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat.: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sun.: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. For more information call 2519-9051. 

Talamanca Fundraiser at Feria Verde

During the Feria Verde organic markets in Barrio Aranjuez (Saturday) and Ciudad Colón (Tuesday), high-school students the indigenous region of Talamanca will collect donations to help them study abroad in the United States. At their stand, a teacher will offer a lesson about medicinal plants, and the students will be telling Bribrí stories for children.

“Stand estudiantes de Talamanca en Feria Verde” takes place Nov. 14 at Feria Verde in Aranjuez, (6 a.m. – 1 p.m.), and Nov. 17 at Feria Verde Ciudad Colón ( 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.). For more information visit the donation page.

Little Theatre Group: “Nature Acts”

The region’s most venerable English-language theater troupe presents a special set of monologues and short plays inspired by the upcoming United Nations Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of Parties in Paris. Be prepared to think, but also to laugh – and check out our story on the Little Theatre Group’s new home.

“Nature Acts” will be performed Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14-15 at 2:30 p.m. ₡5,000 (about $10). At the Little Theatre Group’s new location on Calle Rolex, San Rafael de Escazú; detailed directions are here. For more information, visit the Little Theatre Group’s website or Facebook page.

Storytelling Fest

Alajuela’s cuentacuentos fest wraps up today, so don’t miss the final activities: International tales, a “crafts with twine” workshop, Cimarrona “Los Fabulosos de Mama,” Musical group Ecológico Recicladamente, and “Abuelos que cuentan.”

Fiesta Internacional de Cuenteros” takes place Nov. 13 at  different locations of Alajuela. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Find more info at the Fest Website.

Music: Sasha Campbell

Alta Las Palomas Hotel is offering weekly concerts on Saturday nights. This week, the special guest is singer Sasha Campbell, who will perform as guests enjoy delicious organic food prepared by Chef Luis.

“Música Sasha Campbell” will be performed Nov. 14 at Alta Las Palomas Hotel. Free. 7 p.m. For more information visit Alta Hotel Website.

San Ramón Race

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of scouting in Costa Rica, the Grupo Guía y Scout San Ramón will hold a 5K and 10K race with an expected 600 runners from around the country. Proceeds from race registrations will be used to build the first Scouting Center in the greater San Ramon area.

“Siempre Listos” race takes place Nov. 15, starting at 8 am in front of the San Ramón Central Park and Church. Register online or at the following locations: San Ramón at Restaurant Los Bocaditos, Sabor Frutal, Los Nopales, or Barahona Sports; Palmares at Tienda Blanco; Alajuela at Tienda Endurance; Pavas at Tienda Runners; and in San Josó at the Scout’s Association store. For more information call 8828-8054 or 8816-6484, or email clasicasiemprelistos@gmail.com.

India Fest

Celebrate India with a fair, workshops, shows, performances, a conference with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar (Ayurveda-Chopra Center), and more activities.

“India Fest” takes place Nov. 15 at Wyndham Herradura Hotel, Heredia. ₡5,900 – 72,900 ($12 -146). 9 a.m. More info at ETicket Website.

Danzay Fest 2015

The Danzay Company and School will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary with a performance at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, directed by Maria Amalia Pendones De Pedro.

“Festival Danzay 2015” will be performed Nov. 15 at Eugene O’Neill Theater, Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center, San Pedro. ₡13,000 ($26). 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information call 2253-4069.

Animal-Protection Bingo

Proceeds will benefit the National Association for Animal Protection.

“Bingo” takes place Nov. 14 at Humboldt High School, San José. 5 p.m. ₡1,500 ($3) per bingo. For more information call 7018-8854.

Music: Piano Concerts

Seth Montfort, pianist and founder of the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, will perform four sunset jungle concerts at the Casa Margarita treehouse in La Pura Jungle eco-preserve in Paraiso, Guanacaste.

Seth Montfort will perform Nov. 13-14-15 at La Pura Jungle eco-preserve, Guanacaste. 5 p.m. $20 for adults, $10 for kids and free for six and under. More info at the Event Facebook page.

Costa Rican Culture Workshop for Expats

Expat Housing is organizing two workshops where expats can receive practical information, learn strategies to recognize and reconcile cultural characteristics of daily life in Costa Rica, develop skills for more effective inter-cultural communication, and successfully integrate. Including an amazing tasting of traditional Costa Rican foods, and a great opportunity to meet more international residents.

“Costa Rican Culture Workshop for Expats” will take place Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., and January 26, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. $25. Find more info at the Expat Housing Website.

Upcoming concerts:

Face to Face: Club Pepper features bands Face to Face, Solocarne, Endemia, and Alterk2. Nov. 13 at Club Pepper. 7:30 p.m. ₡15,000. More info at the Punk Rock Nights Website.

Gondwana: Reggae band Gondwana visits Costa Rica, and will offer a concert at Club Pepper. Nov. 15 at Club Pepper. 8 p.m. ₡10,000 ($20). For more information call 2224-1472.

Alice in Chains: Tribute concert to metal and grunge band Alice in Chains. Nov. 13 at El Cuartel de la Boca del Monte, La California, San José. 9 p.m. ₡3,000 ($6). For more information call 2221-0327.

Porcupine Tree: Tribute concert to alternative rock band Porcupine Tree. Nov. 14 at MundoLoco El Chante, San Pedro. 9 p.m. ₡4,000 ($8). For more information call 2253-4125.

Contact Amanda Zúñiga at azuniga@ticotimes.net

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