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Explore the arts this weekend in Costa Rica, including music, theater and art exhibitions:

The weekend in Costa Rica is particularly exciting for those interested in art, music and theater as it offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural scene. From the colorful murals in San Jose to live musical performances in coastal towns, there’s no shortage of artistic expression across the country.

The theater scene is also thriving, with a number of productions showcasing the unique perspectives of Costa Rican artists. Whether you’re a seasoned art lover or just looking for new cultural experiences, the weekend in Costa Rica is the perfect time to indulge in art.

Exhibition “Maiceros” opens at

the dr Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia Museum hosts the exhibition “Maiceros” by national artist Guido Núñez Núñez, which shows the daily work of Costa Rican farmers.

His 40 works, including pencil drawings on paper, depict men and women in their daily lives, particularly those related to agricultural production. It will be presented this Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. with the opening of the exhibition in the museum premises.

It is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm until Saturday 8 April 2023.

New exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

As part of Design Week, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) offers various exhibitions from various locations in America.

Works include Peru: New Iconographies, created by more than 50 Peruvian designers; “PANDEMONIUM” by national artist Tony Agüero, known as TOMO 77, based in Oregon, USA; “City Without Norm” and “Parajes” by artists Walter Calienno (CR-ARG) and Juan Miguel Marín (ECU-NY); “Art_ificial” by an artist group from Critical Mass Latin America; “Pitaya National Design Fair” by national designers; and “Miscelánea” by designer Carlos F. Santana / Kötkö.

Play “Para vestir santos” (Clothing the Saints) at the Juan Santamaría History and Culture Museum

The Juan Santamaría History and Culture Museum will present the play “Para vestir santos” on the eve of Holy Week.

This humorous production shows the lives of those who dedicate their lives to church work because of their religious vocation.

Performances of this play will be on March 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium in downtown Alajuela. Tickets are sold at the museum two hours in advance.


The Department of Music Bands of the Ministry of Culture and Youth is offering a series of concerts that will take place in different parts of the country.

The Heredia Concert Band will perform the concert “Misa de Tropa y Concierto Especial de Cuaresma” together with the Alajuela Concert Band on Saturday, March 18th at 6pm at La Agonía Church in downtown Alajuela.

In addition, the San José Concert Band will perform “Music in the Museum: Dedicated to St. Joseph’s Day” on Sunday, March 19 at 11 am in the garden of the National Museum.

Finally, on Sunday March 19th at 7pm in the parish of Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Guápiles, Pococí, the Limón Concert Band will give a concert with the special participation of soprano Ericka Villafuerte.


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