Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

March 10, 2016

Hobnob with some of the world’s greats in architecture, publicity and much more at the sixth edition of the International Design Festival at the Antigua Aduana in San José; one of many special guests is 29-time Oscar nominee, art director Carl Sprague, responsible for unforgettable imagery in films such as “The Great Budapest Hotel,” as noted in our preview (through Saturday, March 12).

“Picnic at the River” is back this Sunday, motivating communities around the country to organize local picnics and activities on the shores of the country’s rivers to bring attention to their conservation; find a picnic near you or simply head out with family and friends and share pics of your gathering with the hashtag #PicnicenelRíoCR (Sunday, March 13).

It’s aca-tastic: Yale University’s Society of Orpheus and Bacchus (SOBs), the second-oldest collegiate a cappella group in the United States, will offer two free concerts, one at the San Rafael de Heredia Church (Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m.) and the other at the Sabanilla de Montes de Oca Church (Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.).

Finally, the National Symphonic Orchestra has kicked off a 33-stop national tour; it began last night in Santo Domingo de Heredia and continues today with a 10 a.m. concert at the Liceo de Costa Rica in San José. Follow the orchestra for more on their upcoming dates and programs (throughout the month).

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