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

Katherine Stanley - October 7, 2016

A free festival at the National Cultural Center (CENAC) in downtown San José will feature Afro-Costa Rican, indigenous, Spanish, Italian, Jewish and Chinese cultural offerings and traditions,…

Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica
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Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica

Jack Donnelly - September 28, 2016

Agüizotes are the folk beliefs, small superstitions or minor brujería (witchcraft) of Costa Rica. Dionisio Cabal Antillón, the noted cultural journalist, calls them the magical roots of…

Cities filled with art: A visit to the 10th Central American Biennial
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Cities filled with art: A visit to the 10th Central American Biennial

Elizabeth Lang - September 24, 2016

The tenth edition of the Central American Biennial has brought a wide selection of paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and music, as well as workshops from artists from throughout the region,…

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

Katherine Stanley - September 16, 2016

In tune with the patriotism on display during yesterday's Independence Day celebrations, the new theatrical production of the life of Pancha Carrasco, the fearless Tica who played…

PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón
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PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón

Nathalie Vigini - September 1, 2016

Each year, Costa Rica's Caribbean port town Limón throws a party on Aug. 31 to celebrate its vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture. The main event is a parade, which…

What not to miss at Costa Rica’s National Arts Festival
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What not to miss at Costa Rica’s National Arts Festival

Amanda Zúñiga - August 4, 2016

See also: After 'FIAsco,' Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival The International Arts Festival (FIA) and the National Arts Festival (FAN) have taken place in Costa…

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

Katherine Stanley - July 29, 2016

The art space DESPACIO offers two new exhibitions by Florence Jung, of Switzerland and France – whose exhibit involves a quest to obtain all the copies of…

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

Katherine Stanley - July 22, 2016

Monday is a national holiday: the Annexation of the Partido de Nicoya Festival, which this year commemorates the 192nd anniversary of the day when the Partido de Nicoya,…

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

Katherine Stanley - July 15, 2016

You knew it was coming: Costa Rica's own Pokemon Go Pub Crawl, organized by Carpe Chepe tonight in downtown San José, complete with Pokemon experts, four shots,…

5 questions for a Costa Rican oxcart painter
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5 questions for a Costa Rican oxcart painter

Elizabeth Lang - June 26, 2016

Luis Madrigal, 48, is a Costa Rican painter from the town of Sarchí in Alajuela. His canvas: the country's iconic oxcarts. Madrigal graduated in 1986 from the…