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By Kelly Patterson


• Trivia Night (on the Wii) at El Fenix (in Playa Pelada )—winning team gets a prize; starts at 8 pm, 2686 0287
• Ladies Night at Café Lounge @ Kaya Sol: Ladies’ Pool; Drama films @ 3pm; sushi specials; and 2-4-1 cocktails, with electronic house with DJ Darren Zman 8 pm (Playa Guiones) 2682-0080; [email protected]

• Live music at the Gilded Iguana, local bar and restaurant www.thegildediguana.com/ (Playa Guiones)
• Free Bible Study in English, with Pura Vida Ministries, at Villas Las Tecas; for more information call Teresita at 2682-0240 (Bibles and coffee provided.)
• Café Lounge @ Kaya Sol: (Playa Guiones) Comedy films @ 3 pm and reggae lounge beats all night: 2682-0080 ; [email protected]
• Texas Hold’em Poker at El Fenix (in Playa Pelada ); early bird set starts at 7 pm/later set at 9 pm. Drink specials, 2686 0287

• Free community yoga classes from 4-5 pm @ the Healing Center, Harmony Hotel , info: 2682 4114 (Playa Guiones)
• Live music @ Harbor Reef Bar and Restaurant (Playa Guiones) music starts at 7pm, with 1000 colones beer and sodas!
• Café Lounge @ Kaya Sol: (Playa Guiones) Classic films @ 3 pm and Open Mic starts at 7 pm; 2682-0080 ; [email protected]
• Wii Wednesday’s at at El Fenix (in Playa Pelada ); Play Nintendo Wii games from bowling, golf, boxing, and tennis on a large projector screen ;info: 2686 0287

• Salsa lessons, by donation, 6:30 to 7:30 pm @ the Healing Center, Harmony Hotel, info: 2682 4114 (Playa Guiones)
• Café Lounge @ Kaya Sol: (Playa Guiones) Suspense films @ 3 pm and live music starting at 7:30 pm; 2682-0080 ; [email protected]
• The Pre-Banana Sunset Party: 5000 colones all-you-can-eat bocas/tapas and free sangria @ El Fenix, Playa Pelada, info: 2686 0287

• Jason Wilcox plays @ Pancho’s (Playa Pelada; http://www.panchosresort.com/) 7pm—also note: the “early bird” dinner special (free chips & salsa w/ 2 reg. dinners) from 5pm to 7pm. 1000 colones margaritas 7pm to 10pm. $1 tequilla shots 7pm to 8pm.
• Kids Day and Latin Nights at Café Lounge @ Kaya Sol: Friday’s are Kids’ Day—complete with art lessons from 10 am to 2 pm; creative corner from 2 pm to 4 pm; a 4pm kids’ film and special kids menu! However, Friday night is Latin Night: dancing classes start at 8 pm
• Tropicana Discotheque and Bar: Nosara’s premier dance club in downtown Nosara. Doors open at 10 PM. Tropi even has a shuttle bus, dubbed “Tropi Movil Service”, from Playa Guiones to Tropi and then back. Schedule: Casa Tucan: 10:30 PM, Café de Paris: 10:45 PM, Guilded Iguana: 11 PM Only 1000 colones! Shuttle bus leaves Tropicana to Playa Guiones @ 2 AM

• Head High (groovy local band, aka, Joe, Juan and Alex) @ Pancho’s (Playa Pelada)
• Café Lounge @ Kaya Sol: Live music, complete with dancers, and 2 Coronas and 2 shots of Tequilla for only 10 bucks!!! Party starts at 7:30 pm. 2682-0080.
• Tropicana Discotheque and Bar: Nosara’s premier dance club in downtown Nosara. Doors open at 10 PM. Tropi even has a shuttle bus, dubbed “Tropi Movil Service”, from Playa Guiones to Tropi and then back. Same schedule as Fridays for Pick Ups.

• Family Day at Café Lounge @ Kaya Sol: Sports and Action films start @ 4 pm, with plenty of drink and menu specials; 2682-0080
• San Juanillo Sunday Market. We Welcome vendors, entertainers, musicians & clowns. From 8 to 2 pm. Tarot reading, raw food, handcraft and more. Call Ancient People - 8883-6998, 8828-4080


Belly-Dance Workshops with Lew-Ann Leen (www.Lew-AnnDance.com) at Nosara Wellness (www.nosarawellness.com). Classes will take place, every Saturday in January, starting on January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 10 am to 11 am. The rate for the 4-class workshop is $45 per person, You can also drop in for just one class for $15. Please register with Jane Marchant at 2682 0360 or by email.

JAN 2: Bandera Azul, Playa Guiones Beach clean-up, starts at 7:30 am

JAN 3: Friends of Nosara annual meeting; 10 am Marlin Bill’s Restaurant

JAN 4: Guadalupe’s Urbina paintings collections exposition. All month. Salaganca Architect office from 9 am to 3 pm. info 2682-1431

JAN 10: 200-hr Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training, at world-renown Nosara Yoga Institute (www.nosarayoga.com) starts on January 10th until February 6th.

JAN 10: Coconut Harry’s BBQ and Sale, last month’s BBQ fundraiser and sale was so awesome, they are going to do it again! Coconut Harry’s Surf School and Shop in Playa Guiones. www.coconutharrys.com

JAN 10-13: Juice, Raw Food and Cleanse at Hacienda Del Sol. Plus a 1.5hr re-balancing bodywork deep tissue session. $325.00; for more information: www.haciendadelsolcr.com or 8828-4080.

JAN 11: Security Meeting with update on all security projects and issues @Salon Fucan, in the center of Nosara.

JAN 11: Community Day @ Del Mar, Members of the Community can Tour Del Mar Academy: 2682-1210. Starts at 9 AM. Also Scholarship/Becas Applications will be available for 2010-2011 academic year application

JAN 16: DMA Becas: Midsummer Night’s Ball: Silent Auction/Dinner with Entertainment to Benefit Becas/Scholarship Committee for Costa Rican Students to be Able to Attend Del Mar Academy. Will be held at L’Aqua Viva Resort.

JAN 16-23: Nia Dance Workshop @ Nosara Retreat Center – “Through movement, we find health”With Kevin VerEecke and Jayne Mielo, Black Belt Nia Instructors. For more information: 2682-0209 or www.NosaraRetreat.com

JAN 21- 24: Fiestas Civicas Nosara – Costa Rican calf and bull riding! This is a must see for visitors and a community ritual for locals. Food, games, activities for the whole family, music, and more.

JAN 26: Annual General Assembly meeting of the NCA. First call at 8:00 am, second call at 9:00 am, @ the NCA office building.

JAN 26: Estancia Nosara Private Club Presents KREL WEAR fashion Show from Miami: Fashion Show, Special Guest DJ (from San Jose), Full Bar and After-Party. Doors Open 9pm. Tickets: 3, 500 Colones. Estancia de Nosara is located to the right of 5 points, on the left hand side and Tropi Movil available for transportation to event.

JAN 29 –FEB 7: “Let the Crazy Child Write” with Clive Matson Writers Workshop @ Nosara Retreat Center and readings at Nosara Public Library. For more information: 2682-0209 or www.NosaraRetreat.com

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• BBQ and Live Music. Mixed grill plates, salad buffet and varied live musicians. Tabanuco Bar and Restaurante. info: 2656-1056

• Ladies Night with DJ Samurio and free cocktails for the ladies. Tabanuco Bar and Restaurante

• Reggae Night with DJ Selecta Tin-I. Tabanuco Bar and Restaurante info 2656-1056

• 8:00pm-12:00am 2 x 1 Cuba Libres and Margaritas at La Vela Latina Beach Bar. info 8371-7054


December 31st: Carnaval Party at Tabanuco with live drum-line musical group and traditional dancers. Mini-shows and DJ’s throughout the night and Grand Finale show at midnight. info: 2656-1056

December 31st: Celebrate New Years Eve on the beach. Come to La Vela Latina Beach Bar and enjoy our BBQ, drink specials, fireworks and great music. 7pm till 2010. info 8371-7054

JAN 1st: Live Reggae Concert at Tabanuco featuring two different artists, one Venezuelan and the other Costa Rican. info: 2656-1056

JAN 2nd: Live Música Latina Concert at Tabanuco featuring Salsa and Merengue Music. info: 2656-1056

JAN 4th-29th: CREAR Kids Summer Camp Monday through Friday 8:00am-11:00am. Activities will include Art, Sports, Swimming, Surfing Internet and Movies. (The Camp will be held in the El Torito Community Hall from the 4th-8th, in the Samara Community Hall from the 11th-15th, in El Torito from the18th-22nd and in Samara from the 25th-29th)

JAN 13th: Ashley’s Birthday Party at Beach Bar La Vela Latina! Come one, come all and celebrate another awesome year of life with good drunks, good friends and plenty of dancing

JAN 18th - 29th: Book Fair and International Film Festival at the Intercultura Language School.

JAN 30th: CEAR Surf Tournament At C&C Surf School. Come support local children’s supplementary education with local surfing, food, beverages and activities.

More Entertainment News

Danish Electro-Pop Icons, the Fagget Fairys, come to Nosara to get away from it all

Show horses, bull riding championships, dancing and competitions are part of the schedule of events to enjoy from December 17th to the 20th in the popular Fiesta of La Esperanza of Nosara.

Our hometown of Nosara is quickly becoming a global sanctuary not only to those seeking a spiritual or holistic health path, but an emotional, physical and spiritual retreat from celebrity life. More >

Reed Foehl and Jefferson Hamer brings country folk songcraft to Nosara

From the mountains of Colorado to the sands of Nosara, singer songwriter Reed Foehl dazzled audiences here recently with his smooth country-folk melodies. Although this was his first trip to Costa Rica, his mellow stylings, accompanied by Jefferson Hamer, were well suited for the tranquilo beach vibe here.

Performing songs from his three CDs, with many crowd favorites and requests, Foehl’s songwriting style demonstrated solid melodies, and a storytelling style that put him in league with his influences, including John Prine, Neil Young and the Grateful Dead. More >

Samara Welcomes Tatiana Lobo to 2010 International Book Fair and Film Festival

This January Samara’s Intercultura Language School joins forces with “Libros Pregonario” for the 4th annual International Book Fair and Film Festival to exhibit Latin American literature and film to the public. Beginning on January 18th the school extends a open invitation to discuss, purchase and exchange a wide variety of books in both Spanish and English. More >

Koss Art Gallery Sheds Light on Local Area Creativity

Tucked behind the hustle-bustle of vacationing beach goers, at the end of two rows of palm trees outlining an aisle fit for a seaside wedding, the Jaime Koss Art Gallery stands bold and proud as one of the little-known cultural highlights of Samara Beach. The man behind the gallery, and the creator of the art that brings it to life is the long-time local resident affectionately known as Don Jaime. The 65-year-old visionary can be found diligently shoveling sand in front of his property upward against the effects of the tide on any given morning, leisurely clad in brightly colored swim trunks, a short sleeved (if any) button-up shirt and his signature Little Mermaid baseball cap. More >

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Recipe Thieves – Beware talented local chefs – your secrets are no longer safe!

This month’s victim: Jairo Cordero Hernandez, Kitchen Leader of Harmony Hotel Restaurant. Jairo, born and raised in Nosara, started off as a dishwasher at Harmony Hotel Restaurant over 3 years ago. And for 2 years now, he is one of two Kitchen Leaders at this world-class establishment. He shares this role with another Nosara local, Yuliana, who is one of the few female top chefs in Guanacaste. More >


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