PHOTOS: Event showcases vibrant women-led small businesses
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Event showcases vibrant women-led small businesses

Elizabeth Lang - June 6, 2015

On a warm, sunny morning, The Tico Times visited the Zoco Bazaar at Villa Maori in Santa Ana, where 50 women entrepreneurs had brought their products and…

Music fest delights fans, helps artists make their mark
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Events
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Music fest delights fans, helps artists make their mark

Elizabeth Lang - March 27, 2015

It has been a heady month for San José: first, it transformed itself into a design hotspot through the International Design Festival, and this week it became…

5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival
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Arts and Culture
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5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival

Lindsay Fendt - January 6, 2015

Each year in January, Ticos descend on the sleepy coffee town of Palmares, northwest of San José, for the country’s rowdiest fiesta. Palmares hosts a traditional Costa…

Arts and Culture
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International Cinema Festival starts rolling this Friday

Robert Isenberg - November 6, 2014

If there’s one thing Costa Rica excels at, it’s peace – so it makes sense that a major local film festival would have the theme “Peace with the…

Health Ministry shuts down Chocolate Festival
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Arts and Culture
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Health Ministry shuts down Chocolate Festival

Lindsay Fendt - November 1, 2014

A large crowd gathered at Hot Rocks bar in Puerto Viejo Friday for the opening ceremonies of the third annual Chocolate Festival, only to have the event shut down…

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VIDEO: Aviation fans weather rain at Aero Fest

Robert Isenberg - October 13, 2014

https://vimeo.com/108738958 By early afternoon on Sunday, storm clouds had gathered over San José and unleashed a rainstorm on La Sabana Park. Rivers of muddy water gurgled along…

Shnit short film festival premieres at Cine Magaly
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Arts and Culture
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Shnit short film festival premieres at Cine Magaly

Robert Isenberg - October 9, 2014

The Shnit Short Film Festival opening was like a red carpet affair for Generation Y: The clothing was dress-casual, the mean age was probably 25, and a…

Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal
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Arts and Culture
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Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal

Robert Isenberg - October 7, 2014

Last year, party maven Pablo Formal organized a massive Oktoberfest at Avenida Escazú. He wanted to accommodate singles, couples, families, and groups. He wanted all of Costa…

San José’s El Sótano catches a serious case of the blues
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Arts and Culture
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San José’s El Sótano catches a serious case of the blues

Robert Isenberg - August 20, 2014

Raised in London, David Scott had already worked as a bartender, songwriter, musician, and DJ by the time he moved to Central America. But for the past…

Tickets for Chicago’s iconic Lollapalooza music fest now on sale
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Arts and Culture
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Tickets for Chicago’s iconic Lollapalooza music fest now on sale

David Boddiger - March 25, 2014

Update, Wed. March 26, 2014: Lollapalooza has released the full lineup of bands. See the list after the story. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys.…