BMX bikers TEDx lectors and other happenings around Costa Rica

first_imgBMX War JamYou don’t hear the word “war” very often in Costa Rica, but this is the best kind of conflict: Freestyle cyclists show off their mad skills this weekend, including wheelies, jumps, and whirls. See international notables like Costa Rica’s Kenneth Tencio and France’s Alain Massabova, plus a revue of BMXers-in-training.BMX War Jam takes place Feb. 22 in the sports center of Nicoya. Free to attend, ₡5,000 ($10) to participate. Info: Flat Matters website.TEDx PuraVidaThe super-hip lecture series returns to Costa Rica for a day of education, enlightenment, and exemplary ancedotes.TEDx PuraVida takes place Feb. 26 at the National Auditorium, Children’s Museum, San José. 8 a.m. onward. $150. Info: TEDx PuraVida website.Envision FestivalThe massive concert, art show, yoga retreat, and spiritual haven returns to Playa Uvita for a long weekend of love and enlightenment.Envision takes place Feb. 21 – March 1 in Playa Uvita, Puntarenas province. $80 (Sunday only) to $300. Info: Envision Festival website. Music: Amarillo Cian y MagentaJust try not to dance during the Latin Jazz sessions by Amarillo Cian y Magenta (Yellow, Cyan and Magenta) at Mundoloco.Concert takes place Feb. 21 at Mundoloco El Chante, San Pedro. 9:30 p.m. ₡3,000 ($6). Info: Mundoloco Facebook page.Music: “Loud Sessions”Loud, rhythmic, intense – Science of Sensations, Abya Laya, and Mimayato y Apolo bring their diverse progressive rock sounds to Jazz Café.Concert takes place Feb. 25 at Jazz Café San Pedro. 7 p.m. ₡4,000-5,000 ($8-10). Info: Jazz Café website.Art: Painting and Photography in San RamónCatch two different exhibits this Saturday in San Ramón: “Transformación,” a series of paintings by artist Jorge Luis Capezas and “Liquors Were Your Origin, Culture is Your Destiny,” a collection of antique photos from theOpening Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Both exhibits will be displayed through March 21 at the José Figueres Cultural Center, San Ramón, Alajuela. Info: Cultural Center website.Theater: “Journey to Xibalbá”Costa Rica’s most inventive black-light theater troupe presents its adaptation of a mythic Mayan story.“Viaje al Xibalbá” will be performed Feb. 20-22 at the Teatro de la Danza, San José. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. ₡2,500-5,000. Info: RedCultura. Film: “Festival Under the Stars”This outdoor film festival celebrates two Costa Rican films, including the site-specific drama, “Puerto Padre.” It’s the perfect excuse to spend some time in Costa Rica’s biggest Pacific port.Film festival takes place Feb. 21 & 22 in Puntarenas, in front of the main dock. Sat. & Sun., 7 p.m. Free. Info: Festival website.Art: Albrecht Dürer, Renaissance GeniusClassical German printer Albrecht Dürer receives a stunning retrospective at the Central Bank Museums.“Alberto Durero: Genio del Renacimiento” displays through April 26 at the Central Bank Museums, downtown San José. Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ₡5,500 ($11). Info: Museum website.Theater: “I’m Not Going to Carry This Corpse”Teatro Arlequín presents a deadly new comedy of errors, written by Luis Daell Barth.“Este Muerto no lo Cargo Yo” continues through March 22 at Teatro Arlequín, downtown San José. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m; Sun., 6 p.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Info: Theater Facebook page.Art: “Ricardo Ávila: Urban Observer”See city life in a whole new way through Ricardo Ávila’s unique landscapes.“Ricardo Ávila: Observador Urbano” continues through March 29 at the Museum of Costa Rican Art, La Sabana. Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Info: Museum website. Facebook Comments Film: “By the Feathers”Catch this surreal Costa Rican comedy about one man, one bird, and the strange relationships that evolve in the campo. This outdoor screening takes place in beautiful Liberty Park.“Por las Plumas” screens Feb. 21 in Parque La Libertad, Desamparados. 7 p.m. Free. Info: Park website. Related posts:Cowboys, coffee, and other happenings around Costa Rica Art fair, Renaissance artist, and other happenings around Costa Rica Design Festival, Marine Corps picnic, and other happenings around Costa Rica Shakespearean ballet, outdoor tango, and other happenings around Costa Ricalast_img read more

FLAGSTAFF Ariz — Ryan Williams doesnt look like

first_imgFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Ryan Williams doesn’t look like a running backwho was lying on the turf at Lambeau Field after suffering aseason-ending knee injury against the Green Bay Packers just 341days ago.When training camp opened in Flagstaff for the Arizona CardinalsWednesday,Williams simply looked like the back the team drafted in the 2ndround of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech.Taking advantage of Beanie Wells being placed on the PUP(Physically Unable to Perform) List, Williams took on a sizableworkload in his first practice of camp — so much so, that itsurprised even himself. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The crowd in attendance didn’t seem to mind, as they voiced theirapproval.“It was cool, I loved the support,” he said. “I’m sure a lot of peopleout there were paying attention to my rehab, my recovery and myprogress, so for them to be paying attention to rooting me on todayfelt good.”Despite his impressive first day, Williams knows there will becompetition for carries when Wells returns to practice followingoffseason knee surgery.“Beanie will be back, and he’ll be himself and I’m ready to do a 1-2punch,” Williams said. “That’s my bro, man. For the last two tothree months we’ve been in the rehab facility together and I feel likethis injury has brought us closer together.” – / 35 “I actually practiced more than I thought I would today, for my firstday,” Williams said. “They said I was going to be limited in my playsand everything so I didn’t know that I was going to run routes, Ididn’t know that I would get that many carries, and I really didn’tknow that I was going to get the ball on that screen.”If he was surprised, it didn’t show. The second-year pro lookedvery comfortable on the upper practice field at NAU, even if hebelieves he’s not quite at full strength just yet.“I do, I do,” Williams answered when asked whether he has anylingering effects from the torn patellar tendon in his right knee. “I’lladmit, I’m not 100 percent, but I’m as close to it as I’ve been sinceAugust.“If I were to guess, I’d say I’m about 85 or 90 (percent), sothroughout the rest of this month and August, I’m trying to get thatlast ten to 15 percent back.”Williams had one of the highlight moments of Wednesday’s practicewhen he took a handoff from quarterback John Skelton, side-steppeddefensive lineman David Carter and zig-zagged thoughseveral defenders on what would have been a long gain. Thepractice, after all, was a non-contact walk-through. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories last_img read more