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By Khaki Scott
September 14, 2014

This week, the season begins and the events start coming fast and furious. The Fall Cultural extravaganza starts this week, with performances that include the National Ballet of Cuba. Don’t miss all the free trova musical events, performers from D.F. and of course, lots of movies…


By Khaki Scott
September 8, 2014

This week, some epic musical performances by the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra and at the Yucatan Music Museum. Also movies galore, trova performances, a dance performance and much Coming Soon!!

By Khaki Scott
September 1, 2014

This week there are plenty of movies, Trova music and of course, the opening of the Fall Season of The Yucatan Symphonic Orchestra…

By Khaki Scott
August 25, 2014

This week, more anime and Japanese horror films, dance performances, everyone goes back to school and a performance on Saturday in front of the Catedral…


By Khaki Scott
August 17, 2014

This week, there is a Red Dress Run on Saturday, a Japanese horror film series and an anime film series as well. There is also theatre, trova and a break dancing contest!

By Working Gringos
August 11, 2014

The must-attend event this week is the Merida English Library’s Evening of Merida Magic. In addition, there’s the fair at San Sebastian, a book fair, a theatre extravaganza, trova, an anime film festival…

By Khaki Scott
August 3, 2014

This week, there is a lot of live theatre, including a performance of Hamlet at the Catedral on the Plaza Grande! There is a new food market at the beach, and a number of opera performances…


By Khaki Scott
July 30, 2014

Here’s all the ongoing regular events that happen in Merida all in one place… updated August 2014.

By Khaki Scott
July 27, 2014

The Tunich Fair is full of events this year. And there’s movies, the opera, dance performances and more!!

By Khaki Scott
July 21, 2014

This week marks the start of the popular Feria Tunich in the nearby town of Dzitya, as well as a performance by the Youth Orchestra in Progreso, a classical ballet performance and much more…


By Khaki Scott
July 14, 2014

This week includes more of the Japanese film festival, folkloric dancing on multiple occasions, a traveling art show and a fashion show using designs native to the Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
July 7, 2014

This week in Merida: Great movies and documentaries, dance presentations, Baroque music and wine tasting, all this happening in Merida this week. Watch for kids on the street since it’s the beginning of school vacation!

By Working Gringos
June 30, 2014

This week, some really interesting fusion jazz, the birthday of Progreso, the beginning of the Iberoamericano Film Festival and, of course, July 4th and celebrations on the beach…

By Khaki Scott
June 23, 2014

This week, the last performances of Cinderella at the Peon Contreras… you don’t want to miss that! And of course, a lot of great music and movies…

By Khaki Scott
June 16, 2014

Top of the list this week is the Music Festival at the Alianza Francesa, with lots of free live music of all kinds. Also, movies (including Hitchcock), bird watching instruction and more…

By Khaki Scott
June 9, 2014

This week many people are finishing school and preparing to go to the beach. Nevertheless, there are a few great musical events and as always, a bunch of movies…

By Working Gringos
June 2, 2014

This week, lots of music and movies and art… and a marathon on Sunday. Are you ready to run?

By Khaki Scott
May 26, 2014

And the music just keeps coming… better and better! Don’t miss the great musical (and other) events this week…

By Working Gringos
May 19, 2014

SO much going on this week, and most of it is centered around music. There are guitar concerts, trova concerts, the Yucatan Symphony is playing, Opera Yucatan is beginning the Ring Cycle… oh, and did we mention Noche Blanca?

By Khaki Scott
May 12, 2014

This week in Merida there seems to be more music than you can imagine… guitar performances, a ton of trova, reggae, jazz… even pop star Marc Anthony! There will also be traditional dance performances, two performances by the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, great movies, and much more…

By Working Gringos
May 5, 2014

This Week Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan is back with Vivaldi. Get ready for an active Spring with the Opening of the Spring Cultural Festival, great movies and lots more here in Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
April 28, 2014

This week is to celebrate children in Yucatan and Mexico and a National Holiday to honor Labor Day, also The Cuban National Ballet will perform Carmen and Opera Yucatan presents Tristan and Isolde. As always great movies and music around town!

By Khaki Scott
April 21, 2014

Events this week includes a bunch of music… chamber music, choral groups, trova, rock and roll, opera… so much! Also, the book fair and a book signing. Even a movie marathon. Lots to do this week!

By Khaki Scott
April 14, 2014

It’s Semana Santa… and there’s art, music, various theatre and other performances, masses…and a blood-red lunar eclipse. Lots going on this week!

By Khaki Scott
April 7, 2014

This week, there are not many events because Merida is saving it all for Semana Santa. Palm Sunday (this week) marks the beginning of the two-week vacation that is celebrated in many ways around the Yucatan Peninsula…

By Working Gringos
March 31, 2014

This week, the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra performs with a piano maestro, a talk is given about jungle condiments, pok ta pok is played in the Plaza Grande, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
March 24, 2014

This week, multiple performances by Ilaii, a group of Cirque du Soleil performers that have relocated and are teaching in Merida. Also, Symphony performances, trova at the Music Museum, movies and much more…

By Khaki Scott
March 17, 2014

This week, a special mass for the trovadores, modern dance performances with light, the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra and much more…

By Khaki Scott
March 10, 2014

This week, the long-awaited Progreso Vet Clinic will be opening, there will be a special performance of the Children’s Choir, the Book Fair continues with a variety of events, there is English mass at Las Monjas and the Yucatan Symphony presents a program that is 100% Russian…

By Khaki Scott
March 4, 2014

This week, say goodbye to Carnival 2014… it will be back before you know it! Also, some great movies by recent Oscar-winners, the Yucatan Symphony performs Opera, and the UADY International Book Fair is about more than books!!

By Working Gringos
February 25, 2014

Well this week its all about Carnival! Of course there are also other things going on…

By Khaki Scott
February 17, 2014

This week, some great movies, a few trova performances, Mauricio Bonfiglio’s Jazz performance and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony helps the Yucatan Symphony celebrate it’s 10th Year…

By Khaki Scott
February 9, 2014

This week, events include a slew of great movies, a fabulous string quartet at Xcanatun, the Full Moon Jazz Concert and the fabulous Merida English Library Artists Tour!

By Khaki Scott
February 2, 2014

This week a wide variety of music from classical to rock. Great and hard to find movies and as always lots of fun around the city.

By Khaki Scott
January 27, 2014

This week, the Merida Fest continues, there are lots of fiestas around the Yucatan Peninsula, the Merida Triathalon happens and so much more…

By Khaki Scott
January 20, 2014

Merida Fest continues celebrating Merida’s birthday. Enjoy the music, films, sculpture along Paseo Montejo and so much more. And in Valladolid, the big Candelaria Festival begins… don’t miss either one!

By Khaki Scott
January 13, 2014

This week, the MEL Chili Cookoff, lots of hard-to-find movies, a film tribute to a famous Mexican comedian born in Merida and music in the streets of the Plaza Grande, including a huge drum parade…

By Khaki Scott
January 6, 2014

This week, Merida’s birthday celebration is in full swing. What does that mean? MUSIC… and lots of it! For free and just about everywhere. Don’t miss some of these unusual and special concerts…

By Khaki Scott
December 30, 2013

This week begins Merida’s birthday celebration, starting before sunrise on the 5th. Before that, there are celebrations on New Year’s Eve and a lot of great and hard-to-see-otherwise movies…

By Khaki Scott
December 23, 2013

This week is Christmas, of course, so there are not a lot of public events. There are two performances of the Nutcracker Suite which are free, as well as some great movies. There are decorations everywhere, so enjoy!

By Khaki Scott
December 16, 2013

This week there is music ringing out everywhere, from a special organ music concert to a Christmas Sing-a-long! Get out and enjoy the beautiful Yucatan winter weather and take in some of these great cultural events…

By Khaki Scott
December 8, 2013

A lot of music and film this week, but the big event is the activities around Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe… look for runners (antorchistas) with torches running through town…

By Khaki Scott
December 2, 2013

This week in Merida: Lots of activities for La Noche Blanca galleries, museums, and street activities on Saturday. There is an amazing amount of free music almost every night, a gala choir at the Peon Contreras to celebrate Verdi, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
November 25, 2013

This week there are SOOOO many events… trova, classical and other music, film, dance, and the wonderful AANY show coming up on the weekend. So much to do, so little time!!

By Khaki Scott
November 18, 2013

This week, Merida plays host to a plethora of trova performances. There are quite a few wonderful ongoing art exhibits in the city right now, one of the final Symphony performances of 2013 and much more…

By Khaki Scott
November 10, 2013

The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra is in full swing… and the concerts are fabulous. Also, art openings, movies and the state fair at Xmatkuil is happening…

By Khaki Scott
November 4, 2013

This week in Merida, great art shows around the city, movies and a lot more. Also, The Yucatan State Fair at Xmatkuil starts this weekend and goes on for a month. Lots of exciting activities!

By Khaki Scott
October 28, 2013

This week, it’s all about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Merida. Look for altars set up in the Plaza Grande by people from all over the State, and the fabulous Corridor of the Souls near Parque L’Ermita…

By Khaki Scott
October 21, 2013

This week, the music of the famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Woody Allen movies, the Maya Independiente Festival events and the International Festival of Choirs, among other things…

By Working Gringos
October 14, 2013

SO many events this week!! The Independent Maya Festival, the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, films and the Fair… AND the White City Ball. Put on your dancin’ shoes and enjoy the week!

By Khaki Scott
October 7, 2013

This week, a tribute to the Mexican Army, a lot of great movies, a Reiki course at the beach, an art opening or two and the beginning of the Maya Independiente Festival… and more!

By Khaki Scott
September 30, 2013

This week, animals will be blessed at churches around the Yucatan Peninsula. Some great fiestas, films, dance performances and the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra salutes French impressionism…

By Khaki Scott
September 22, 2013

This week there are some really outstanding dance performances, a slew of musical events, art openings at the City Museum and, as always, some very interesting movies. AND a great birdwatching event next weekend…

By Khaki Scott
September 16, 2013

This week in Merida: Enjoy fabulous and hard to find movies, OSY presents their second concert and a tribute to Mexican music by the Merida Chamber Orchestra…

By Khaki Scott
September 8, 2013

Leading up to Día de la Independencia on Sunday, there will be great dance, movie and trova performances to see in the city. The parade in honor of the holiday happens early Monday morning…

By Khaki Scott
September 1, 2013

This week, some great movies, an excellent piano concert, the beginning of the Yucatan Symphony’s schedule, some trova, contemporary dance and more… check it out!

By Khaki Scott
August 26, 2013

As the summer winds down, there are still wonderful fiestas in the outlying pueblos around Merida, and some lovely musical events in the city. Also a very important fund-raising garage sale to help the dog shelters of Merida…

By Khaki Scott
August 19, 2013

Events in Merida this week are largely indoors… a great escape from the heat! Outside of the city, summer fiestas are still happening in full force…

By Working Gringos
August 12, 2013

This week, the riot of fiestas in the pueblos outside of Merida continues. Also, anime films, breakdancing contests, trova and guitar performances, a book fair, traditional Maya games, and tickets selling for many wonderful upcoming events…

By Khaki Scott
August 5, 2013

This week, a plethora of fiestas in pueblos outside of Merida, a Folkloric Dance festival with amazing performances, some very hard-to-find movies, the Rembrandt art exhibit, some amazing trova music and anime films… what a week!

By Khaki Scott
July 29, 2013

Get out of the heat and watch some exceptional movies in Merida this week. Also, you can listen to trova, attend various fiestas in Yucatan pueblos, watch re-enactments of traditional Maya games in the Plaza Grande, or go to the famous Tunich artisan fair in Dzitya, with guest artists from Puebla!

By Khaki Scott
July 8, 2013

This week, it is all about musical performances and movies… Merida is a bit quiet these days while many people are enjoying life at the beach…

By Khaki Scott
July 1, 2013

This week Progreso has a birthday party and you are invited! Also this week, a great Stanley Kubrick movie, trova performances and quite a few performances by various Merida orchestras… Coming soon, a large exhibition of works by Rembrandt (yes, you heard that right…) !

By Khaki Scott
June 24, 2013

Some wonderful music this month, four fiestas in various parts of the state and some very unusual and hard-to-find-even-on-Netflix movies and documentaries…

By Khaki Scott
June 16, 2013

This week in Merida we have the opportunity to watch some classic movies and some hard to catch films from around the world. As always great Trova concerts and last week to watch La Boheme with Orquesta Sinfonica Yucatan.

By Khaki Scott
June 10, 2013

This week marks the beginning of the multi-night run of the opera La Boheme at the Peon Contreras, a very important performance not to be missed. Also, a plethora of fiestas throughout the Yucatan countryside and much more…

By Khaki Scott
June 3, 2013

This week, more than usual, music will fill the Merida air! Piano concerts, trova and the UADY Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. And the Yucatan Construction Expo, and the Artisans Expo, and a whole lotta’ great movies too…

By Khaki Scott
May 27, 2013

This week marks the end of the Merida Music Festival with, what else? A lot of music! Also learn when to expect Navy Day and what is Coming Soon…

By Khaki Scott
May 20, 2013

There are so many concerts going on this week, it is mind-boggling… Trova, Rock, Singing, Guitar, Symphony. This week, Merida turns into a big white music box! There is also a unique festival at San Bernardino in Valladolid. Enjoy…

By Khaki Scott
May 13, 2013

There is SO much music this week, it’s not even funny. Plus movies to battle homophobia, and some great documentaries. Come in out of the heat and see a few!

By Khaki Scott
May 5, 2013

This week is ALL about music! Trova, rock, classical and everything in between… and of course, there are some movies and a few other events as well…

By Khaki Scott
April 28, 2013

This week there are a lot of fiestas in towns outside Merida, including Uayma, Tecoh and Conkal. The Merida Music Festival begins and Wednesday is May 1, the official Workers Day around the world and in Mexico…

By Khaki Scott
April 21, 2013

This week in Merida, the Yucatan Symphony presents a concert for children of all ages, a photographic exhibit about The Beatles as seen by Yucatecos, great movies and dance performances. Don’t miss this week events!

By Khaki Scott
April 15, 2013

This week, catch one or more of a bunch of great old movies that are hard to find elsewhere. You can also see Made in Mexico if you missed it last time. Dont miss the Rock ‘n Roll competition at Parque de las Americas, the bird tour on Sunday, the ballet folklorico, trova and much more in Merida…

By Khaki Scott
April 7, 2013

This week, the Yucatan Symphony performs and there are some great movies, including a Charlie Chaplin film series. Get some rest, because more events will crowd the calendar soon!

By Khaki Scott
April 1, 2013

This week, not a lot of state or city-sponsored events, but we have some excellent movies to watch. And there’s a plethora of baseball games to attend! Enjoy…

By Khaki Scott
March 25, 2013

This week Merida celebrates Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Look for processions, masses and more. Also, trova music performances, some hard-to-find movies and even a SoulCollage workshop…

By Khaki Scott
March 18, 2013

This week there are some amazing musical performances, including trova, chamber music, opera and more. The equinox happens this week, and there are also some great hard-to-find movies as well as a unique Dance of Death performance at the avant garde Tapanco theatre…

By Khaki Scott
March 11, 2013

This week, a trova extravaganza at the Merida Music Museum, some incredible classical music and trova concerts (most of which are free), a bevy of interesting films and the last performances of the Merida Murder Mystery…

By Khaki Scott
March 4, 2013

This week, an exciting two-day polo tournament, some great trova and piano music, performances by the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra and a Women in Film series. Also, the 2013 Oscar-award-winning documentary playing at the Cairo for your viewing pleasure…

By Khaki Scott
February 25, 2013

This week, Tuesday of trova, an excellent live guitar concert, the Symphony Orchestra, some very unusual short films including a documentary about a local promoter of the gay community, movies from around the world and the opening of an exhibition by local artist Gerda Gruber.

By Khaki Scott
February 18, 2013

What a week! Choose from the Symphony performances, a Francois Truffaut film fest, a European Shorts film fest, trova performances, a jazz festival under the stars and moon on the beach, a Mexican/Italian cultural festival in Mahajual and so much more. The season is in full swing!

By Khaki Scott
February 10, 2013

This week, we all have a Carnival to finish. On top of that, there is James Bond night, a tribute to Queen, some Francois Truffaut movies, and even Casablanca…

By Khaki Scott
February 4, 2013

Yes, its Carnaval! Or Carnival! However you spell it, it is here all week. Events start on Wednesday night and continue for a week. Also this week, some trova music, a few great movies and more…

By Khaki Scott
January 27, 2013

This week, events include Christopher Collins Lee’s exceptional violin performances with the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, Opera at Siglo XXI and English-language theatre on Thursday at the Olimpo…

By Khaki Scott
January 21, 2013

This week, the Yucatan Symphony performs, a fundraiser Fashion Show and Clothing Sale in Churburna, various art openings, electronic/synt/pop group Moenia performs in the Plaza Grande on Friiday night, and much more…

By Working Gringos
January 14, 2013

Music and dance. Music and dance. This week is chock full of music and dance!! And most of it is free…

By Khaki Scott
January 7, 2013

This week, Merida Fest brings us many exceptional performances. Look for a free concert by the ladies of Las Mayas Internacional, a concert by a Belgian pianist, Christopher Collins Lee performs on his amazing violin, a fundraiser for the Chicxulub Food Bank and much more…

By Khaki Scott
December 17, 2012

Aalmost all events are centered around the end of the era on December 21. Look for concerts in all the park, and at the new Maya museum out by Siglo XXI. Also, some unusual events (such as ancient Maya sports demonstrations) in the Plaza Grande. Here are two weeks of events…

By Khaki Scott
December 10, 2012

This week, the Virgen of Guadalupe is celebrated around town on Wednesday. And throughout Merida there is so much free music, you couldn’t possibly see it all. If you are interested in Maya ceremonies, there are a few free ceremonies you can attend on Sunday as well…

By Khaki Scott
December 3, 2012

This week there is the XVIII National and International Festival of Contemporary Dance, with performances all week. Also, Save the Jaguar event on Saturday, some great documentaries, the Symphony has two performances, a multitude of trova performances, including one at the Music Museum… so much to do, so little time!

By Khaki Scott
November 25, 2012

This week, the fair continues, great piano performances by contestants competing for first prize, the AANY arts & crafts show, the Polo event Galloping for Oasis, the house tour out at the beach… and you can fit it all in!! Have fun…

By Khaki Scott
November 19, 2012

This week on Sunday, the big Merida House Tour, the fair at Xmatkuil continues, there are some great movies, the Third Jose Jacinto Cuevas National and International Piano Competition and an AMAZING amount of free music offerings… there is no excuse to be bored in Merida, that’s for sure!

By Khaki Scott
November 12, 2012

There are some great movies this week, including one we’re pretty sure you can’t find on Netflix. Also, a unique opportunity to buy handmade goods in Abala, some great music and dance, and of course, the fair at Xmatkuil…

By Khaki Scott
November 5, 2012

Annual Festival of the Arts begins, there are some fascinating flicks, an insect workshop, a documentary on hurricanes for the kids, some fabulous music, including the Symphony this week, Purpura Plastika opening and the start of the Xmatkuil Fair…

By Working Gringos
October 29, 2012

This week, events are mostly centered around the Day of the Dead. Altars will be set up in the Plaza Grande, and also at Parque de las Americas. Check the listings for activities throughout the week…

By Khaki Scott
October 22, 2012

The events in Merida are coming fast and furious now! Music will fill the air this week, with all sorts of choral performances from around the continent. Also great movies, artisan sales and of course, Hanal Pixan begins with events on Friday evening…

By Khaki Scott
October 14, 2012

This week, treat yourself to some gruesome films to get in the mood for the end of the month, or to some world-class documentaries at LA 68. Or instead attend free concerts, dance performances or a fiesta in Valladolid or Izamal…

By Khaki Scott
October 8, 2012

Events are coming out of our ears, and more to come! A great lineup of films on the big screen this week, including one about Mexico that we should all see! Also, the Yucatan Symphony performs this week, the Oaxaca Fair is here, state-sponsored embroidery award ceremonies and much more…

By Khaki Scott
October 1, 2012

This week starts the new house and garden tours at the Merida English Library. Also the Symphony plays this week, the ballet that benefits Evolución is performed and there is a new film festival starting called Crazy Love…

By Khaki Scott
September 23, 2012

This week, the big new Maya Museum opens just up the street from the Gran Plaza on Monday. Also, music and dance, a few hard-to-find films and wonderful things coming up soon!

By Khaki Scott
September 15, 2012

This week, there are dance performances ranging from modern interpretations from dancers around Latin America, to traditional Mexican dances and even ballet. Not to mention the Symphony performances, a free performance by Jose Adan Perez and much more…

By Khaki Scott
September 8, 2012

This week the Symphony plays an anniversary concert, there is trova in the air and folk dancing and even a gala tribute to a famous Merida poet. As usual, a full array of interesting things to do in Merida!

By Khaki Scott
September 3, 2012

This week an opera screening, a Mexican-themed ballet performance at the Peon Contreras, a multitude of fairs in the pueblos outside Merida and a lot to look forward to coming soon!

By Khaki Scott
August 27, 2012

This week catch the electro-acoustic art exhibit about Maya cosmology at the MACAY, perhaps go to one of the many summer fiestas, or catch an interesting movie…

By Khaki Scott
August 19, 2012

This week again, there are many fiestas in various pueblos around the state of Yucatan. In town, catch a Spanish-language version of the Broadway play “RENT”, attend a dance performance or take in an obscure Japanese movie. If you aren’t into obscurity, perhaps you’d like to see The Muppets? or buy tickets for a national singing star? Find out more…

By Khaki Scott
August 12, 2012

This week is all about the fiestas around the Yucatan countryside… fiestas abound! In town, there are a few dance recitals, a few interesting movie screenings (including one opera!) and an art opening at the Peon Contreras, among other things. Check out the details…

By Khaki Scott
August 5, 2012

There are some great live concerts coming up this week and during the rest of the month. In addition, a few movies, one of which you are unlikely to see anywhere else, and a incredible plethora of summer fiestas…

By Khaki Scott
July 29, 2012

This week there are a lot of fiestas in pueblos around the Yucatan Peninsula… be sure to enjoy one or more of them! Also, a stellar performance of the folkloric dance company and a lot of great summer music!

By Working Gringos
July 20, 2012

Some great and obscure films this week (a way to enjoy a few hours of air conditioning too!), three fiestas in cities outside of Merida, the quarterly opening of exhibits at the MACAY and some popular music this week and coming up soon!

By Khaki Scott
July 16, 2012

Its all about the beach right now, so not as many scheduled events going on as usual. Still, a few interesting and different musical events, some great foreign films and a fiesta in Rio Lagartos…

By Khaki Scott
July 9, 2012

A special vaqueria, bolero music, a Japanese film series, great trova and piano music… Merida has so much to offer. And if you can’t figure out anything to do, just walk downtown at night and enjoy all the new lighting on the buildings…

By Khaki Scott
July 3, 2012

This week a fabulous guitar recital, the US Consulate Town Meeting and a violin concert. Also a few art openings. Check it out…

By Khaki Scott
June 25, 2012

This week both concerts and opera at the Peon Contreras Theater, some wonderful trova music and a few interesting films. On Sunday, Mexico’s national Presidential elections, so stock up on any alcohol you might want before Saturday…

By Khaki Scott
June 18, 2012

This week, there is no excuse not to see the opera Samson and Delilah, which has three more performances. Also, a Vivaldi choir performance, a few great movies and a piano recital. And many things coming soon!

By Khaki Scott
June 11, 2012

This week, attend an enlightening and informative talk on Tuesday about the opera Samson and Delilah, and then see the performance on Friday or Sunday. Other great events include many hard-to-see-elsewhere films, Folkloric Dancing at the UADY on Friday night and much more, como siempre!

By Khaki Scott
June 4, 2012

This week, fiestas at Teya and Opichen, a big garage sales for a good cause, and closing performances from dance and guitar workshops in Cholul… should be great!

By Khaki Scott
May 28, 2012

This week, the end of the Dance Festival, an important gastronomic event to honor and preserve the Ixil onion, the opera screening of Eugene Onegin, Rockfest! and more…

By Khaki Scott
May 21, 2012

This week is full of dance, dance and more dance… all of Merida must be dancing! There are some great movies shown in air-conditioned theatres, too, and a photography exhibit opening…

By Khaki Scott
May 14, 2012

This week is ALL about dance… dance performances from other countries, from around Mexico and from different parts of the Yucatan Peninsula. Dance that is traditional, folkloric, modern and everything in between. Some pretty interesting movies too! Check out the selection…

By Khaki Scott
May 7, 2012

This week we have Mother’s Day and dance season begins… and besides a lot of great dance performances, we have a print-making workshop at Habla, lots of interesting and hard-to-find-elsewhere movies and of course, the DiscoFest 2012 with Gloria Gaynor and KC & the Sunshine Band…

By Khaki Scott
April 30, 2012

This week, Tuesday is May Day which is a national and international holiday. There are fiestas celebrating Santa Cruz, dance performances, an African Film series and a lot more coming soon…

By Khaki Scott
April 23, 2012

This week, there’s tons of trova, a rock concert, movies about Africa and by Sam Peckinpah, a piano concert and two great Symphony performances…

By Khaki Scott
April 16, 2012

This coming weekend, we are pleased to see that Earth Day will be celebrated in many venues around the Yucatan… be sure to attend one of the activities and encourage the children around you to take an ongoing interest in the health of our planet…

By Khaki Scott
April 9, 2012

This week, the last Funky Market of the season in Chelem, a lecture in Valladolid on the Science of Consciousness, ballet, jazz, events in honor of the Solidaire du Chocolat and much much more… enjoy!

By Khaki Scott
April 2, 2012

This week, a full series of events celebrating La Solidaire du Chocolat sailboat race, some wonderful trova music concerts, various events centered around Easter, Open Mic night at Hennessy’s and much more…

By Khaki Scott
March 27, 2012

This week is the beginning of Semana Santa, with interesting celebrations going on around Merida and in surrounding towns. Also the beginning of the city’s Primavera Cultural Festival with an amazing amount and variety of music!!

By Khaki Scott
March 18, 2012

This week there’s a wonderful group of vendors from Oaxaca at Parque de la Paz, some unique movies, a lot of great trova music, the Yucatan Symphony and even a performance of Swan Lake…

By Khaki Scott
March 12, 2012

Oaxaca comes to Merida (you’ve always wanted to try eating grasshoppers, right?), art by architects on exhibit, a Soul Train blues and R&B band at the Olimpo, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around town and during the day, FemFest5 in Timucuy…

By Khaki Scott
March 5, 2012

This week, be entertained by a great Yucatan Symphony program, the Merida Murder Mystery Theatre, a concert to ‘Woman, Queen of the Universe’, Air Supply, the beginning of International Women’s Day events and a Yoga & Nutrition weekend at Macanche in Izamal. Phew! Quite a week!

By Khaki Scott
February 27, 2012

This week some wonderful orchestral events, traditional folkloric dancing with fantastic costumes, the reopening of the Slow Food Market and Monique’s Bakery in a new location and a Monster Truck Show on Sunday…

By Khaki Scott
February 21, 2012

It’s all about Carnaval this week, of course. Tuesday is the last and biggest parade (starts at noon) and then festivities end on Wednesday night. There are a few other events, and a lot more coming up that you should put on your calendar…

By Khaki Scott
February 13, 2012

This week it is ALL about Carnival… parades every day starting Thursday afternoon with the Children’s Parade. Merida welcomes in the New Era with a big party…

By Khaki Scott
February 6, 2012

This week, half the globe is getting their beauty sleep in anticipation of Carnival, and Merida is no exception. Catch a few wonderful music events or movies before next week…

By Khaki Scott
January 30, 2012

This week, seven original paintings by Frida Kahlo are installed at the Olimpo for Merida’s viewing pleasure. Art opening of watercolors at Galeria Merida. The fair at Valladolid features some very well-known acts this week, and of course, symphonies, classic musical films, singing, dancing…

By Khaki Scott
January 24, 2012

This week there are traditional events, like special gremios in honor of the city of Merida, and all sorts of music and dance… tango, jarana, jazz, traditional trova, symphony orchestra. You name it, it’s going on in Merida!

By Khaki Scott
January 17, 2012

This week, fiestas at Dzitas and Santa Elena, dance performances, a very special Vaqueria, some amazing musical performances at the Peon Contreras and other venues, and the opening of a show about local architect extraordinaire, Salvador Reyes Rios…

By Khaki Scott
January 9, 2012

The streets are alive with music this week, as Merida’s Birthday Celebration continues. Listen to classical music, trova, new voices and new bands. Listen to stunning classical guitar and three pianos accompanied by violin. There will also be some outstanding dance performances… something for everyone!

By Working Gringos
January 2, 2012

This week, Merida is still in the throes of Christmas activities. But starting on Thursday, the events start coming on strong. The city will celebrate its 470th Birthday starting on January 5, with many events associated with the birthday celebrations…

By Khaki Scott
December 20, 2011

Here are events for the next two weeks in Merida… Yucatan Living wishes you Happy Holidays and we’ll see you again in 2012!

By Khaki Scott
December 12, 2011

As we enter the Christmas season, events begin to slow down in number and increase in quality. This is the season of choirs, guitars and exceptionally good performances by children. This week’s very special fundraiser is Santuario Evolución’s Pekes (Dogs) & Donuts.

By Khaki Scott
December 5, 2011

There are a LOT of modern dance performances this week, as well as performances of Carmina Burana, a showing of The Seventh Seal, and the art opening of Cherie Pittillo’s photography exhibit… just another wonderful week in Merida!

By Khaki Scott
November 28, 2011

This week, the halls and parks of Merida are filled with music! Music from the Fifth Generation, a generation of outstanding singers and musicians, and from the winners of contests for upcoming musicians. Also, the much awaited AANY Show on the weekend…

By Khaki Scott
November 21, 2011

Some wonderful music this week from the Symphony, performances by Russian ballet, folkloric companies from around Mexico, and the first-ever performance of a ballet called Canek…

By Khaki Scott
November 14, 2011

This week, there is a monton of musical events, from classical to hip-hop and everything in between. The AFAD benefit is this week… do go and support them! And of course, the Symphony has two performances…

By Khaki Scott
November 7, 2011

This week, a laundry list of horror movies and an art exhibit kick off International Festival of Morbid, Fantastic and Terror Cinema. Also modern dance by Tumakat, singing by Cony Ancona, Victor Martinez and many others, and some wonderful guitar performances…oh, and the Xmatkuil Fair starts!

By Khaki Scott
October 31, 2011

This week the Fall Festival of music continues with some amazing musical performances, including Armando Manzanero and Sergio Esquivel. There are also some suitably spooky films and some great markets for gift shopping…

By Khaki Scott
October 24, 2011

This week, the Otoño (Autumn) Festival gets into full swing, with enough musical events to fill every night and day, especially choral groups from around the world… and mostly free! Also prepare for wonderful exhibits for Día de Los Muertos, and a bunch of scary films…

By Khaki Scott
October 17, 2011

This week, more spoooky movies leading up to Day of the Dead, a documentary about sharks, more international short films, an art opening at the City Museum, CATS musical theater and the beginning of the Otoño Festival of the Arts… oh, and Ricky Martin in concert!

By Khaki Scott
October 10, 2011

This week, some spooky movies, an art opening at the Olimpo, RAW Wrestling comes to Merida in a big way, a number of interesting films, and quite a few dance and musical performances, including two performances by the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra…

By Khaki Scott
October 3, 2011

This week, some fabulous modern dance performances, the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra brings us a romantic program and if you’re lucky, you can catch a tribute to the man once known as the Spanish Elvis…

By Khaki Scott
September 27, 2011

This week there are some fascinating musical events, including Trova Goes Retro and a musical tribute to Mexican historical events. Also, a silent movie, the first Cultural Congress of Food and Drink, put on by the Ayuntamiento, and more…

By Khaki Scott
September 19, 2011

This week, the enchanting voice of Maricarmen Perez, the First Merida Cycling Festival, The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra performs Gershwin, local fiestas, movies and… El show de Terror de Rocky (!)

By Khaki Scott
September 13, 2011

This week Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its independence from Spain… look for flags EVERYWHERE! There are other things going on too, but this will be the focus of the week in Merida…

By Khaki Scott
September 5, 2011

This week, the grand reopening of the Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, our fabulous and gorgeous opera house. An amazing line up of musical talent will celebrate the new old theatre. There are also a few good art openings this week, including one interesting historical photo exhibit at the City Museum…

By Khaki Scott
August 29, 2011

This week, there are a few choice events… but things are quiet while everyone comes home from the beach and goes back to school. Don’t miss this chance for a special musical performance at the Music Museum, as well as fiestas in some lovely Yucatan towns…

By Khaki Scott
August 22, 2011

This week, look for most people to be spending their last days of summer at the beach or getting back to school. Still, there are a few great movies being shown this week, including the opera Aida, as well as two performances by the Merida City Ballet of Swan Lake…

By Khaki Scott
August 15, 2011

Despite the fact that many Meridanos and visitors are at the beach this time of year, there is still a lot going on in the city. If you are looking for something to do, check out the music, films and dance… not to mention the opening of a Lucha Libre store and the summer fiestas!!

By Khaki Scott
August 8, 2011

This week, trova and dance performances pepper our schedule. There are a few great movies for those of us not spending the week at the beach. Attend a film of the opera and support the coming season… so much to do! Including planning for a great winter in Merida…

By Khaki Scott
August 2, 2011

It is the depth of summer… thunder storms, beach days, party nights… some great fiestas, lots of music. Enjoy!!

By Khaki Scott
July 25, 2011

Things are a little quiet this week, as many people are spending their weekends at the beach. Still there are multiple dance performances, a Maya music performance, a Kurosawa film and some wonderful trova concerts…

By Khaki Scott
July 18, 2011

After the big Shakira concert, Merida gets down to normal summer life… a lot of Merida’s population is out on the Yucatan Gulf Coast, enjoying the sun and sand and water. For those of us left in the city, there are trova concerts, dance performances, interesting movies and art exhibits…

By Khaki Scott
July 11, 2011

This week, a number of fiestas continue, choral & trova performances in the centro, a week-long crafts fair in the Plaza Grande, Las Mayas Internacional (free!), multiple Noches Mexicanas, and of course… Shakira!

By Khaki Scott
July 4, 2011

The city shows off some lovely guitar music this week, as well as opera at Siglo XXI and the opening of a show at the MACAY. And Merida prepares for Shakira…

By Khaki Scott
June 28, 2011

This week, the singing duo of Ha’Ash has a big concert at Chi Chi Suarez. In the centro, a lot of music, a conference about the humane treatment of animals and some very distinctive films that it might be hard to catch anywhere else…

By Khaki Scott
June 21, 2011

Along with some great fiestas in Yaxcaba and Cacalchen, there are end of the year recitals, a Consulate meeting, some amazing music and the Werner Herzog film series continues…

By Khaki Scott
June 13, 2011

Events this week include the series of women’s basketball games that will determine who goes to the finals, a number of end-of-the-year dance extravaganzas, some Werner Herzog movies and a spate of fiestas in towns outside of Merida. Be sure to go do something this week!

By Khaki Scott
June 7, 2011

The last week of the dance festival, a performance by Barbara Fox, Merida’s only open transgender performer, some interesting and obscure films all sharing a theme about gay rights, and more…

By Khaki Scott
May 30, 2011

An Italian movie class (in Spanish… good practice!), amazing dance performances, a “Che” movie and a whole lot more…

By Khaki Scott
May 23, 2011

If you love dance, you are in for some treats this week. The Gran Temporada of Dance starts this week, featuring performances almost every night. Also, a book of poetry is launched and there is some great music this week… Alejandro Pinzon on Sunday and Best of the Bella Epoca on Wednesday…

By Khaki Scott
May 16, 2011

This week we have a huge festival in Valladolid, celebrating the 451st anniversary of the convent in that city. There are wonderful concerts in Merida every night and several new cinema series just beginning. Add a few new artistic expositions and the week becomes a cultural success.

By Khaki Scott
May 10, 2011

This week, Municipal Fiestas all around Yucatan State, Uayma, Panaba, Copoma and more! Also a Rock festival in Progreso, Mother’s Day festivities, dancing and the Latin America Cinema Series!

By Khaki Scott
May 2, 2011

This week, it’s all about art, our favorite thing! Or to quote an artist we know, “art is the only thing left worth doing!”. So, if you want art in Merida, art is what we’ve got… check it out!! Oh, and the opera this week is a comic version of Cinderella…

By Khaki Scott
April 26, 2011

This week the Spring Music Festival continues with many performances throughout the week, films to remember Elizabeth Taylor by, fiestas in places like Teya and Peto, and a big garage/bake sale in Chelem on Saturday…

By Khaki Scott
April 18, 2011

This week is Semana Santa, and there will be a lot of Easter-related events around town. Also, in the towns surrounding Merida, look for lots of celebrations of saints as spring arrives. Of course, if it’s just too hot for that, there’s always the beach…

By Khaki Scott
April 11, 2011

This week, the Spring Festival of Music is in full swing, with music everywhere! Also, a talk by writer Edith Wilson about her Merida article, the World Of Children art exhibit at the City Museum, an art show on the beach and, as always, much more…

By Khaki Scott
April 4, 2011

This week, a great photography exhibit by kids and for kids… and the photos are for sale. Also, comedy (in English!) and lots of music. There are some great upcoming events to look forward to as well…

By Khaki Scott
March 28, 2011

This week the AANY Art Show is finally here! Enjoy some of the best trios in town and who said there is no Opera in Yucatan?

By Working Gringos
March 23, 2011

This week the Piano competition and some wonderful trova events. The Spring cultural Festival and the Trova Festival are both on until the end of the month, so it’s time to enjoy!

By Khaki Scott
March 15, 2011

This week, some exceptional trova music will be played in Merida, as well as the start of baseball season…

By Khaki Scott
March 9, 2011

Carnival 2011 is over… officially over Wednesday night at the Plaza Grande. But Merida never stops, really…. so come out and enjoy the rest of the week with more peaceful events…

By Working Gringos
March 1, 2011

Carnival starts on Wednesday in the Plaza Grande, with a big parade every day after that for a week! Enjoy the Caribbean flavor of the music and dance through the streets of Merida…

By Khaki Scott
February 21, 2011

This week, get your rest in preparation for Carnival, but do try a few salsa classes, attend the big fight or check out UADY’s Art Opening in honor of their 89th Anniversary…

By Khaki Scott
February 14, 2011

A few good movies, some great music and of course, today is Valentine’s Day… or as SOMEone we know and love (every day) calls it, “the arbitrary day of love”… Enjoy!

By Khaki Scott
February 8, 2011

There are a few interesting bazaars this week… ones we haven’t seen before. Some music too, but its a little quiet… everyone is warming up for Carnaval in a few weeks!

By Khaki Scott
January 31, 2011

Carmen is being performed this week! and if you are looking for used furniture or clothes, there are three “garage” sales coming up, all benefiting good causes. Also, some fabulous trova performances this week, and some great fiestas in places like Tecoh and Dzilam Gonzalez…

By Khaki Scott
January 24, 2011

The Festival of the City continues with trova and other music. But the BIG event this week is international star, Juanes, performing outdoors at the Monumento de la Patria on Saturday night for free…

By Khaki Scott
January 18, 2011

This week, the City of Merida celebrates itself… with lots of music and dance. Don’t miss Trovafusion on Tuesday, vintage Beatlemania on Thursday and Felipe de La Cruz on Friday. Merida has so much to share…

By Khaki Scott
January 10, 2011

This week look for new art shows, TWO concerts by the Yucatones, including Alfred Rordame with his sitar and Yucatecos with their beautiful voices, and the Festival of the City, too!

By Khaki Scott
January 3, 2011

This week begins the Festival of the City, celebrating the lovely city of Merida. Of course, there’s a lot more than that going on…

By Khaki Scott
December 20, 2010

We will be taking off to enjoy our holiday next week, so we have included events for this week and next so that you won’t miss a thing. There aren’t many events here, but each and every one is a very special holiday performance. We wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

By Khaki Scott
December 13, 2010

This week, there are more choruses in Merida than you can shake a stick at, as well as wonderful fairs and fiestas around the peninsula in places like Tizimin, Tixpeual, and Oxkutzcab. Enjoy!

By Khaki Scott
December 6, 2010

Coming up, Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe and of course, preparations for the Christmas holidays. Also, contemporary dance from around Mexico and the world, as well as a guitar recital, Women of the Revolution at the City Museum and much more…

By Khaki Scott
November 29, 2010

Events this week include the International Contemporary Dance Festival, concerts by some of the most talented young Yucatecos and De Mano a Pata!

By Khaki Scott
November 22, 2010

The Holidays are just around the corner! Happy Thanksgiving from the YucatanLiving Team and a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping at the AANY Art Show and Xmatkuil. As always great movies, music and more happening in Merida

By Khaki Scott
November 15, 2010

This week: Visit the Yucatan State Fair at Xmatkuil, some of the new great art shows in Merida and of course great music and concerts everywhere! The AANY art show is coming soon! Just in time for the Holiday Shopping.

By Khaki Scott
November 9, 2010

The Yucatan State Fair at Xmatkuil opens on Friday, you’ll have until December 5th to visit, make sure you do! Also, the Guitar Festival is here, and as always great events around the city.

By Khaki Scott
November 1, 2010

If you aren’t going to the many dance concerts this week, perhaps you’ll like the plethora of horror movies being shown, or you might like the very special Rufino Tamayo exhibit at the Olimpo…

By Khaki Scott
October 25, 2010

This week, the annual Festival of the Arts kicks off with music and dance, singing performances from Merida’s City Choir and so much more…

By Khaki Scott
October 18, 2010

The Bolshoi Ballet, masterful Tango, the Symphony AND the Yucatones this week… Merida is getting busy!

By Khaki Scott
October 11, 2010

This week leading into the winter season seems to be all about music… voices, violins and guitars. You can get it all in Merida!

By Khaki Scott
October 4, 2010

This week you’ll find Four Centimeters of Silence, fiestas honoring Saint Francis, the 10th International Festival of Choirs, Taboo Jazz with Mauricio Bonfiglio, films by John Waters and Roman Polanski, and don’t miss the Little Mexican Cooking School…

By Khaki Scott
September 27, 2010

Things not to be missed this week include the Carina Dumais art exhibit, Progreso dog walk and costume contest, beginning clown workshop and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan

By Khaki Scott
September 20, 2010

The Symphony returns with the second performance of the season and Bicentennial events continue with a movie series that showcases the Revolution, and much more…

By Khaki Scott
September 13, 2010

The most important events this week are the Bicentennial events… el Grito especially. But don’t miss some fabulous musical concerts, dance events and a special art & music event with Artists in Mexico on Saturday…

By Khaki Scott
September 6, 2010

As the bicentennial events begin, some wonderful fiestas, great trova music in Merida, Ticul and Valladolid. Also Taboo Jazz and Maricarmen at Bistro Bohemio…

By Khaki Scott
August 30, 2010

Some great fiestas out in the Yucatan countryside, and a great time to go there. All this rain has turned the Yucatan Peninsula into a lush, green paradise! If you stay in town, there are some trova and dance treats waiting…

By Khaki Scott
August 23, 2010

The summer is winding down and events are starting to pick up in the city. This week, a plethora of dance performances and the film series about ‘divas, vamps & femmes fatales’ continues…

By Working Gringos
August 16, 2010

Everyone’s still at the beach, it seems, but those who aren’t can find some entertainment in classic movies starring the most famous divas of all time, great folkloric dance and an art opening at Amaro…

By Khaki Scott
August 9, 2010

Fairs and fiestas abound outside of Merida, and there is still dancing and singing inside Merida… there is something for everyone. And a vintage diva film festival to boot!…

By Khaki Scott
August 2, 2010

The Dzitya Stone Fair, Coco Festival in San Crisanto, tons of Municipal Fiestas and some events in the city. No matter the temperature outside, there’s always something to do in Yucatan!

By Khaki Scott
July 26, 2010

In the middle of summer, there are wonderful fairs… especially the craft fair in Dzitya which starts Friday. There’s a few great art exhibits opening this week, and a few films to catch. Otherwise, it’s all about the beach…

By Khaki Scott
July 19, 2010

A lot of people are at the beach this week, but in town you can catch two wonderful concerts performed by Yucatan’s Children’s Orchestra. Also, some films and a bookmaking workshop at Habla…

By Khaki Scott
July 12, 2010

This week, everyone with a beach house heads to the beach. For those of us left behind, there are some hard-to-find films playing, and a great fair still going on in Motul…

By Khaki Scott
July 5, 2010

This week, people are gearing up for their beach vacations. Still there are some great musical events, fascinating movies you really can’t rent on the corner, and a multi-day festival in Motul gets started…

By Khaki Scott
June 28, 2010

A benefit concert by two very popular women singers on Wednesday, the 500th Trova Tuesday and more fiestas out in the pueblos…

By Khaki Scott
June 21, 2010

Lots of classic films, fiestas galore, stand-up expat comedy, end of the year performances from local dance schools and the last performances of Carmen, the wonderful opera.

By Khaki Scott
June 14, 2010

Merida is catching on to cinema… this week, a Latin America Cinema collection at the Olimpo, plus outdoor movies, old movies, Mexican movies… you name it!

By Khaki Scott
June 7, 2010

The Yucatan Symphony presents the opera Carmen starting this week. There are six performances, so there’s no excuse not to catch this wonderful event!

By Khaki Scott
May 31, 2010

Lots of great music and movies this week, with an amazing amount of interesting events coming up soon…

By Khaki Scott
May 24, 2010

Ross Russell and Benjamin Ramirez will discuss the Opera Carmen the night before six performances begin. Also, the International Festival of Choirs, Trio Los Condes, A Tribute to Dance, La Camerata Academica de Merida and movies for every taste…

By Khaki Scott
May 17, 2010

Saturday, a nationwide march for animal rights will be happening all over Mexico… in Merida, everyone (you too, right?) will be meeting at the Monument of the Flag. Of course, there are other events during the week before that too…

By Khaki Scott
May 11, 2010

A unique opportunity this weekend at Habla… a clown class by a master! In this heat, best to sleep during the day and go out at night. Go see an award-winning movie that was filmed in Progreso, or the Symphony. Sunday is voting day and everything shuts down.

By Khaki Scott
May 3, 2010

This week starts off with fiestas on this holiday Monday, and then lots of films and dance during the week… all preparing for an onslaught of activity starting later in the month. The biggest event this week?? Saturday’s Expat Garage Sale… don’t miss it!

By Khaki Scott
April 26, 2010

There are many, many wonderful events this week: fiestas, music galore. One that happens every week that should NOT be missed is the SLOW Food Market that is gaining steam here in Merida… get on board!

By Khaki and Working Gringa
April 19, 2010

Honestly, it seems like we say this a lot, but there really is some wonderful music playing this week. A few fiestas, too. And of course, a handful of cool movies…

By Khaki Scott
April 13, 2010

Some great fiestas out around the Peninsula, a wonderful trova festival in Merida and a spate of interesting foreign films… something for everyone, como siempre!

By Khaki Scott
April 5, 2010

From the Fiesta del Tabaco to a host of musical events, Merida says goodbye to Semana Santa with a bang…

By Khaki Scott
March 29, 2010

This week, Semana Santa, the beach will be crowded. But Merida centro will be filled with musical events and in places like Acanceh on Friday, you can view the Passion Play in all its glory…

By Khaki Scott
March 22, 2010

Yucatan’s Spring Cultural festival starts this week, with a number of musical and other events. Semana Santa also starts… it must be Spring! Movies, kitesurfing, jazz, outdoor markets… we’ve got it all going on!

By Working Gringos
March 15, 2010

This week in the quiet before the elections, we’ve got a concert by the Yucatones, the Symphony and the AANY show on the weekend, among others.

By Khaki Scott
March 8, 2010

No fiestas this week, but some wonderful trova and dance performances, the Yucatan Symphony performs with a tip of their hat to Russia, and there are many interesting and hard-to-find movies being shown…

By Khaki Scott
March 1, 2010

Symphony performances, the first of 150 nights of Yucatecan composers, some great movies and a benefit house tour all are happening this week…

By Khaki Scott
February 22, 2010

From a performance by the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre to the Cuban Ballet, this is shaping up to be Dance week in Merida, though there are plenty of other kinds of events too…

By Khaki Scott
February 15, 2010

Carnival is the big event until Wednesday when it ends, then life gets back to normal, with films, concerts and tango this week!

By Khaki Scott
February 8, 2010

Carnival begins in earnest this week and goes til the middle of next week. Make your plans accordingly but do not miss Merida’s biggest party!!

By Working Gringos
February 1, 2010

The Virgin of Candelaria is celebrated as the week begins, and the week ends with a boxing match and the Superbowl…

By Khaki Scott
January 25, 2010

This is just another week in Merida, with more to do than anyone can keep up with. We hope you have loads of fun. Don’t forget to save some room for that chili on Sunday!

By Khaki Scott
January 18, 2010

Fiesta in Temax, in honor of la Virgen de la Purísima Concepción, A Walk With Music by the Orpheus Quartet and much more!

By Khaki Scott
January 11, 2010

Events this week include a city-wide spay and neuter clinic, a torrent of musical performances around the city and a Stanley Kubrick film festival of sorts…

By Working Gringos
January 4, 2010

Tizimin, Chikindzonot, Santa Elena, Merida and more! Fiestas everywhere! And of course, Festival of the City with lots of events to choose from!

By Khaki Scott
December 21, 2009

After family and fun during the holidays, we look forward to Doug Tanoury’s Merida poetry and a performance at Chichen Itza by Sir Elton John…

By Khaki Scott
December 14, 2009

As Merida prepares for Christmas festivities, there is all kind of Christmas music in the air. Trova, Christmas carols, and of course, the Nutcracker Suite…

By Khaki Scott
December 7, 2009

Runners will be arriving all week from around the country to celebrate the Virgen on Saturday at the San Cristobal Church. Also, lots of music, dance and films this week…

By Khaki Scott
November 30, 2009

Don’t miss the fabulous AANY show this Saturday and Sunday… a great place for unique Christmas gifts! Lots of music this week too, as Mexico prepares for Virgen of Guadalupe Day on Dec. 12…

By Khaki Scott
November 23, 2009

Have you noticed how many films are playing these days in Merida? Merida is going film-crazy, and there are some wonderful obscure films playing this week, not the least of which is Carnival of Souls. Lots of great music, including a very big concert this weekend…

By Khaki Scott
November 18, 2009

This week the VIII Bird Festival is here. Still on Xmatkuil Fair with a lot of activities and shows, as always great movies around town and don’t miss the Revolution Day Parade on Friday at 6:00 PM!

By Khaki Scott
November 9, 2009

This week is full of horror and comedy movies. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear some of the greatest voices of Yucatan and of course Tango Night is here! Wait for more additions during the week and make sure to visit the State Fair at Xmatkuil.

By Khaki Scott
November 4, 2009

An exceptional French cellist joins our symphony this weekend, movies of the season abound and there are some magical trova and dance performances. And there’s a fiesta in Tekax…

By Khaki Scott
October 26, 2009

Día de Los Muertos will be all over the city, even in the cemeteries this year. Plus movies, a lot of them horror movies of all flavors. And music will fill the air all week, with guitar, trova, and even Sarah Brightman at Chichen Itza!

By Khaki Scott
October 19, 2009

Great old movies and great live music… that’s a given. But also we are preparing for Day of the Dead, and there are some important upcoming events you should know about because you might need tickets…

By Khaki Scott
October 12, 2009

The biggest thing going on this week is the Guitar Festival, with virtuoso performances almost every night. Also, the Symphony’s music this week features the Sounds of the United States. Don’t miss it!

By Khaki Scott
October 5, 2009

Brilliant Merida guitarist, local spinning DJs, the Yucatan Symphony, the Children’s Orchestra, Christopher Collins Lee and much more are creating beautiful music in Merida this week…

By Khaki Scott
September 28, 2009

At the end of this week, the Fall Season officially begins with Otoño Cultural. One of Merida’s most beloved trios, Ensueño, also performs this week. And the symphony brings us Sounds of Germany…

By Khaki Scott
September 21, 2009

Lots of films and music, a soap-making workshop, a yoga retreat, trova, and a dance concert celebrating the month of Youth…

By Khaki Scott
September 14, 2009

This is the week when Mexico celebrates Independence from Spain. Lots of celebrations on Wednesday, and a lot of businesses will be closed. Also, the Symphony features music by Spanish composers…

By Khaki Scott
September 7, 2009

The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra begins the 2009-2010 season as the city of Merida prepares for Independence Day festivities. UPDATE: Two great documentaries at LA68 this week…

By Khaki Scott
August 31, 2009

The week starts out slow and then picks up speed. On Monday, the kids go back to school… so look for some quiet movies and a few musical events. Towards the end of the week, things are starting to cook!

By Khaki Scott
August 25, 2009

This week, there are some very interesting movies, a concert of Symphonic Percussionists and a Jazz dance concert. If you want to get out of the city, try Macanche’s Spa weekend for an end-of-summer treat…

By Khaki Scott
August 18, 2009

In this last week before school starts, there’s not much going on. Everyone just wants to go to the beach one more time! Catch a few good and not-at-the-video-store movies, and plan ahead with our Coming Soon tips… Vienna Boys Choir and a beauty contest for all of Mexico coming up!

By Khaki Scott
August 10, 2009

This week finds us with another 10 municipal fiestas to add to the 10 that are in progress and there are free, award winning movies every night. But the best of the week comes with concerts and recitals. This is one of the finest weeks of entertainment we have seen!

By Khaki Scott
August 3, 2009

This week, we have everything from jazz to chamber music, from Oriental dancers to guitar competitions, and from new art shows to tons of municipal fiestas. No matter the temperature outside, there’s always something to do in Yucatan!

By Khaki Scott
July 27, 2009

Art openings, both this week and a few to look forward to. Great music fills the city streets, Playboy comes to Chicxulub and summer fiestas feature everything made with coconut! Check it out…

By Khaki Scott
July 21, 2009

The Dzitya Handcraft Fair, classes at Habla! in percussion, dance and art, a fiesta in Rio Lagartos and more…

By Khaki Scott
July 14, 2009

Fiesta in Motul (a great way to spend a day), beach soccer tournaments in Progreso, many dance events and trova music in downtown Merida… what better ways to spend a lazy summer day?

By Khaki Scott
July 6, 2009

Summer Vacation has arrived and, now that the election is over, look for a well earned break for many performers in the city, as almost all of Yucatan heads for the beaches. There are still a few events in town, so check back often to keep up with the best of what’s happening throughout Merida and the State of Yucatan this summer!

By Khaki Scott
June 29, 2009

This week Merida is privileged to host an exhibit of artworks by the famous Spanish artist Goya. There is also another tango dance party, multiple films, trova music and much more!

By Khaki Scott
June 22, 2009

Las Mayas Internacional… if you haven’t seen them, run and get your tickets early because they do sell out. This all-women’s group is a unique treasure of Merida, and just one of many great musical performances this week.

By Khaki Scott
June 15, 2009

Great Yucatecan music this week, as well as visiting mezzosoprano Carla Dirlikov. Also art on sale from the fabulous Purpura Plastika program, a fun night at Hotel Zamna and much more…

By Khaki Scott
June 8, 2009

The music scene is really heating up here in Merida, along with the summer temperature. Some amazing voices are filling the air, from the children’s orchestra to trova, opera, and much more. Best thing this week? A milonga (tango dance party), open and free to all… it’s time to learn the tango!

By Khaki Scott
June 1, 2009

There is so much going on this week… GREAT music, including the beginning of the Spring Cultural Festival. The Barber of Seville, an opera in two acts, performs three times this week… and the world-famous band Kinky is playing on Friday night.

By Khaki Scott
May 25, 2009

The Yucatones are back for a few weeks before they go away for the summer, great trova this week, and a slew of movies you don’t find every day on cable TV. Add to that a fiesta in Akumal and a seminar at Habla from a visiting expert on the global experience of education…

By Khaki Scott
May 19, 2009

All of the regularly scheduled events listed on our Ongoing Events pages will be held as usual. It is only the special events that continue to be postponed until they can be rescheduled.

By Khaki Scott
May 11, 2009

See our page of Regularly Scheduled Events! They are all back! By the end of this week, there will be special events as well. The rest of the month of May is packed with great events, so see our Coming Soon section to keep up with the latest on what there is to do in Merida and Yucatan.

By Khaki Scott
May 5, 2009

This week’s events have all been canceled due to precautionary measures against the spread of the H1N1 virus, at least until May 6. When events begin again, check back here for listings…

By Khaki Scott
April 27, 2009

While there is a lot scheduled this week (and both Children’s Day and International Worker’s Day happen this week), there may be fewer events than usual, due to the swine flu outbreak. Unfortunately, all events have been cancelled, even the Yucatones!

By Khaki Scott
April 20, 2009

This week, good trova is being sung downtown, and there will be multiple modern dance performances. Alfred plays sitar again on Thursday night, and the Charlie Chaplin cinema extravaganza continues…

By Khaki Scott
April 13, 2009

Fiestas and more fiestas, as well as more Charlie Chaplin, dance, theatre and even puppet shows! Check out the week’s event highlights here…

By Khaki Scott
April 6, 2009

The baseball season is underway, and now is your chance to support our great team, the Leones. This week, there will only be one Yucatone, but he’ll be singing his heart out… don’t miss it. Films with Charlie Chaplin, a fiesta in Timucuy and much more…

By Khaki Scott
March 30, 2009

This Week… starting March 30, 2009 A quick note to remind you about the Merida Month-At-A-Glance Calendar. This calendar will be continually updated by our staff… as soon as we know about an event, we’ll put it here. The monthly calendar is color-coded, so you can see what’s going on in a Merida minute (There’s [...]

By Khaki Scott
March 23, 2009

This week marks the end of the Annual Festival of Trova, with some fabulous performances, a caminata and awards. Also, Christopher Collins Lee, a world class violinist who happens to make his second home in Merida, is back and performing with the Symphony.

By Khaki Scott
March 16, 2009

This week finds Madrigal singers from Mountain View in the park, wonderful old films in the theatres, and dance, theatre and much more. We’re enjoying springtime in Merida!

By Khaki Scott
March 9, 2009

If you have always wanted to visit Oaxaca or find yourself craving chapulines (fried grasshoppers!), be sure to visit Santa Ana Park this week. Booths are set up to sell everything from food to pottery and there is a full schedule of dancing and music.

By Khaki Scott
March 2, 2009

Women’s Day is this week, and there are a lot of interesting films playing all over town. Also, the Merida 2009 Festival of Trova and art openings at the Museum of Popular Art and the Soho Galleries. Also, read about Yucatan Living’s new Merida Month-At-A-Glance Calendar!

By Khaki Scott
February 23, 2009

Here we are in the midst of Carnival… which ends with the burning of Juan Carnival on Wednesday night in the Plaza Grande. But of course, there is more going on…

By Khaki Scott
February 16, 2009

Get ready to party! Carnival starts this week on Wednesday night, with the ritual Burning of the Bad Humors. Leave your frowns at the zocalo (you can always pick them up next week…) and dance, eat, drink and enjoy the rest of the week!

By Khaki Scott
February 9, 2009

What better place to celebrate the beauty of romance than in Merida? Movies and music on Valentine’s Day… and lots more!

By Khaki Scott
February 2, 2009

Movies, music and fiestas this week… not much else. Everyone is home sewing their Carnival costumes!

By Khaki Scott
January 26, 2009

In just one week, the festivities of Carnival will descend upon the city. In the meantime, there is a whole host of fiestas to attend while you wait. And lots of great movies, too!

By Khaki Scott
January 19, 2009

On Tuesday, you can catch the Inauguration of Barack Obama at the Fiesta Americana. Later this week, the famous Merida English Library Chili Cookoff! What a great week…

By Khaki Scott
January 12, 2009

The Festival of the City continues in full force, with some fabulous musical performances, and a great Luis Buñuel flurry of films. But Merida isn’t the only municipality enjoying a fiesta… be sure to check out our continuing list of fiestas in all the cities of Yucatan.

By Khaki Scott
January 5, 2009

Lots of events mark the birthday of Merida this week. Merida is almost 500 years old! Come celebrate with music, dancing, theatre and much more…

By Khaki Scott
December 22, 2008

Dance, Christmas films, music and more. We look forward to ringing in the New Year… Happy Holidays from Yucatan Living!

By Khaki Scott
December 15, 2008

Christmas celebrating abounds, from the city to the pueblos to the beach. There is music and film almost every night… there is no excuse to be bored this week! Join the fiesta that is Merida!

By Khaki Scott
December 8, 2008

This week, the Christmas season begins in earnest. The tree is up at the end of Paseo Montejo and the Christmas lights are strung all over the Centro. Catch the Russian Ballet performing the Nutcracker or do your shopping in Merida’s extended days of all-night dancing in the streets…

By Khaki Scott
December 1, 2008

There are fiestas happening this month is Sotuta and other towns. Lots happening in Progreso… we have a whole list! An International Festival of Dance with performances by local and international dancers, the NAFTA party, a Christmas choir, and an informative symposia at the Merida English Library. Read all about it here…

By Khaki Scott
November 24, 2008

Free piano music, a flurry of Fair activity, turkey dinner at the Hyatt, a lecture by a leading Mayan archaeologist, a book benefit to add street dogs and eat Greek food, and a few art openings. So much to do, so little time…

By Khaki Scott
November 17, 2008

During this week that celebrates the Mexican Revolution, there will be a parade (I can hear it in the distance as I type…). The Fair is going on in Xmatkuil, providing more things to do than is humanly possible in one week. Suerte! (That means “good luck!”)

By Khaki Scott
November 10, 2008

Sign up for the Seventh Annual Yucatan Bird Festival! There’s also the Fair at Xmatkuil, which begins this week, and the beginning of the Hashers in Merida. Of course, films, music and dance galore as well… Merida is hoppin’!

By Khaki Scott
November 3, 2008

US expats will be watching election returns on Tuesday night, then the famous Yucatan Fería starts on Friday and goes on for the rest of the month. Also, of course, a typical assortment of music, dance and films!

By Working Gringos
October 28, 2008

The cultural events keep coming, with lots of great musicians and singers all throughout the week, as well as the Russian ballet and other dance events. At the end of the week, Day of the Dead altars will be set up (on Friday) in the main square (the Plaza Grande)… don’t miss it!

By Khaki Scott
October 20, 2008

The biggest fiesta this week is a transplanted one: Octoberfest! Germany has always had a thing for Mexico, after all. Why shouldn’t the favor be returned? There’s also a Mexico-Germany Trio at the Daniel Ayala Theater this week, and a German musician at the Teatro Merida. Viva Allemagne!

By Khaki Scott
October 13, 2008

There are so many events coming up now, our heads are spinning! Three great fairs begin pueblos outside of the city, and trova opportunities abound. Coming in a few weeks, a world-famous DJ, Air Supply and the Harlem Globetrotters, to name a few…

By Khaki Scott
October 7, 2008

This week marks the beginning of the Otoño Cultural, the Autumn Culture Festival, in the Yucatan. The snowbirds are starting to fly in for the winter and the locals are starting to cool off and prepare for a lively winter season ahead. Look for art openings this week and a special performance opening the Festival by Celso Pena, one of Mexico’s most important musicians.

By Khaki Scott
September 29, 2008

This week the Home and Garden Tours are back; this is your opportunity to see some of the finest homes in Merida. Also, Placido Domingo’s concert in Chichen Itza and some great movies all around town.

By Khaki Scott
September 22, 2008

If you don’t go to the fiesta out in Ticul this week, surely you will want to catch one of the outstanding (and generally hard to find) indie films being played around town. If not a film, perhaps you’ll want to catch the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, or a trova performance… or maybe the Yucatones! So much to choose from…

By Khaki Scott
September 15, 2008

Independence Day begins the week, and the week begins the season of gremios around the Plaza Grande. Of course, lots of films, music and more!

By Khaki Scott
September 8, 2008

Everyone is back from the beach, and the events calendar is lengthening! Lots of foreign and indie films being shown, some great music (the Yucatones are IN this week…) and a number of exciting events coming up that you’ll want to plan for! It’s all right here on Yucatan Living…

By Khaki Scott
September 1, 2008

A schedule for the Symphony, some great indie films and Mexico’s Independence Day, all coming up this week! Watch football Thursday night at Mercer Cigars: NY Giants play the Washington Redskins.

By Khaki Scott
August 18, 2008

It’s a very quiet week… everyone is at the beach! But for those of us who aren’t soaking up the sun, there’s still music and dance and a whole slew of fiestas…

By Khaki Scott
August 11, 2008

Now’s the time to get your tickets for some great events. While you see a few movies and the Yucatones this week, think about lining up tickets for a tango performance, the National Ballet of Georgia and Placido Domingo at Chichen Itza. Wow!

By Khaki Scott
August 5, 2008

How to get Placido Domingo tickets. Also, There are a myriad of fiestas going on both within Merida and in the pueblos throughout the Yucatan. Also, the Yucatones are BACK on Thursday night, and there are a lot of GREAT films that you won’t see in your local video store….

By Khaki Scott
July 28, 2008

Summers are quiet in Merida, when most of the action is out at the beach. But for those of us still in town, there are some great Folklorico ballets, the yearly Tunich artesans faire and a few great old movies…

By Khaki Scott
July 22, 2008

Lots of interesting movies this week….from Italy, Spain, Finland and of course, the USA. Also some great trova performances and a new jazz group performing on Friday night. And at least three fiestas going on in the pueblos outside Merida….

By Working Gringos
July 14, 2008

What do Trio del Sureste, Spaghetti Westerns and Indiana Jones have in common? That’s right! They’re all here this week!

By Khaki Scott
July 7, 2008

Classic cinema, art displays, classical music, live Jazz… you name it, we have it!

By Khaki Scott
June 30, 2008

Last chance to see the Yucatones for over a month, some wonderful foreign films at the CA68 Center and of course, wonderful live music events. The big event this week? Summer itself…

By Khaki Scott
June 23, 2008

Summer is heating up, and so are the summertime activities! Take a class to make alebrijes, listen to Beatles tunes at a Jazz club played by a string quartet, go to a festival in a pueblo outside of Merida and so much more!

By Khaki Scott
June 16, 2008

This week, the Yucatones at a special event and Christopher Cross sings in concert, students march against desertification and music is everywhere… jazz, classical, trova and more. Also, Placido Domingo is coming to Chichen Itza…

By Khaki Scott
June 9, 2008

Events that look good to us this week: the classic movie Camille, the Symphony-bred quartet covering Beatles’ tunes and the exhibit and sale of hand-painted stones by two talented brothers from Oxkutzcab. We’re also considering signing up for those Mayan classes…

By Khaki Scott
June 2, 2008

This week, the Symphony plays on Friday and Sunday, accompanied by modern dancers and also there are some great classic movies being shown…

By Khaki Scott
May 26, 2008

Sometimes we wish we could take it all in…. all the different kinds of music. This week, reggae, ska, opera, pop, classical, jazz… it’s enough to make your head spin…

By Khaki Scott
May 19, 2008

This week in Merida, the Yucatones play live again, and so do a lot of singers and other bands. And there are some great movies to catch in various venues around the city.

By Khaki Scott
May 12, 2008

This week, opera comes town in the form of La Traviata! If past operas performed here are any clue, this will be great! Also, the Spring Book Fair, Prayers for Peace on Sunday, music and dancing and much more….como siempre!

By Khaki Scott
May 5, 2008

This week has one of the most important days of the year: Mother’s Day! Also, some fascinating foreign films at the Olimpo and some great music at Jazzin’ Merida all week… a perfect time to check it out, because the Symphony is off this week.

By Khaki Scott
April 28, 2008

Updated with NEW EVENTS Friday 5-2. This week has both Children’s Day and May Day… a lot of businesses will be closed, but there will be a lot of activity in the streets. Check out the trova at Amaro and keep checking back for updates throughout the week…

By Khaki Scott
April 21, 2008

Every day is Children’s Day in Mexico, but the actual Children’s Day is even more special. Celebrations are going on all week! There’s a special symphony performance, parties, clowns, dancing and a lot more…

By Khaki Scott
April 14, 2008

This week in Merida, don’t miss the Yucatones in their World Debut! Also, the dogs are getting together again, the Symphony plays, the children dance and various groups meet throughout the week…

By Khaki Scott
April 7, 2008

This week, Armando Manzanero sings a benefit concert on Wednesday night and yoga classes are taught every weekday. Also a few classic free movies, especially for kids. And there’s a lot going on this weekend… so save your energy and go check out the French Cooks, the Dancing in honor of Cri Cri, the world-renowned Latin Jazz musician!

By Khaki Scott
March 31, 2008

Semana Santa is over and Merida is getting back to normal. And normal for Merida is a city filled with music of all kinds… this week is no exception! LOTS of free trova performances this week… don’t miss your chance to see this unique Yucatecan music…

By Working Gringos
March 24, 2008

This week, Seth Montfort plays for us straight from San Francisco. Also, it’s a week devoted to Trova… you’ll hear it everywhere, even in the streets on Thursday night!

By Khaki Scott
March 17, 2008

The circus is in town! And we don’t mean all the tourists that come for Semana Santa, either! Many of the government-sponsored events aren’t happening this week, but there is always enough to keep you busy…

By Khaki Scott
March 10, 2008

This week, the sun makes a statement throughout the Yucatan as it reaches the Spring Equinox. Around town, there will be film noir at the Merida English Library, a book fair at Santa Ana and music everywhere.

By Khaki Scott
March 3, 2008

A wide range of options this week, from traditional Trova music (all month!) to a fabulous drag show from Mexico City, lots of live jazz including a Big Band on Wednesday, the MEL Chili Cookoff on Sunday, the Symphony, a mime workshop. Seems like there is something for everyone…

By Khaki Scott
February 25, 2008

This Week’s events include Charlie Chaplin, Trova, Jazz, Piano concerts, dancing in the streets and much more… come out and enjoy Merida!

By Khaki Scott
February 18, 2008

This week in Mérida there are amazing shows at the Planetarium, also Classic Movies starring from Marlon Brando to Cantinflas and a beautiful Serenade for Cords featuring Charlyn Mayo you must attend!

By Khaki Scott
February 11, 2008

Live Trova at Restaurante Amaro all week long, also Live Jazz performances at Jazzin’ Merida, and don’t forget about the regular weekly performances all arond the city. There’s something for everyone!

By Khaki Scott
February 7, 2008

Well, it was a busy Carnaval week! Lots of parades in wonderful weather. Now the Centro is going back to normal and Merida’s eyes start turning toward spring.

By Working Gringos
February 2, 2008

The readers of Yucatan Living have spoken. We had seven Readers Choice Polls in the last half of 2007… here are the results!

By Khaki Scott
January 28, 2008

Carnival begins this week on Wednesday and it’s party party party all weekend! Check out a few parades, eat, drink and dance on the street, listen to some live music and have fun!

By Khaki Scott
January 22, 2008

Carnival and Superbowl Sunday are just around the corner, so if you are going to participate, now’s the time to start planning. There’s also a lot of live music this week…

By Khaki Scott
January 14, 2008

The city continues to party with jazz, classical, pop, reggaeton and trova live music performances this week. The King and Queen of Carnaval will be crowned and the Yucatan Symphony begins its season…

By Khaki Scott
January 7, 2008

There is so much going on here this week, we wouldn’t know where to start! Feast your eyes on the menu for this week as we celebrate Merida’s 466th Birthday!

By Khaki Scott
December 31, 2007

2008 begins with fireworks from every corner of the Yucatan. May your 12 wishes all come true! Happy New Year from the team at Yucatan Living!

By Khaki Scott
December 21, 2007

We’re publishing our events list early this week, and we’ll add to it as things come up. In general, while stores and restaurants are open, there aren’t a lot of scheduled special events, as the holidays are family time in the Yucatan and throughout Mexico…

By Khaki Scott
December 17, 2007

As Christmas approaches, events take a holiday too. Still, great movies and jazz music at night, and lots of Christmas lights to see…

By Khaki Scott
December 11, 2007

This is the week of La Virgen, and the voladores (firecrackers) have started flying! Also, a new jazz venue, art along the avenue, some great hard-to-find movies and Carmina Burana. What a week!!

By Khaki Scott
December 3, 2007

This just in! Watch the Mayweather-Hatton fight LIVE from Las Vegas at Mercer Cigars. Details here. Lots of Christmas shopping fairs this weekend, the International Festival of Modern Dance with performances every night this week, the Virgin of Guadalupe day coming soon…

By Khaki Scott
November 26, 2007

Give a hand to save a Paw!! The annual AFAD benefit fiesta! Just off Paseo Montejo near Friday’s… food, drink, raffles. Show your support! The map is here. Also, Christmas events start on Saturday…

By Khaki Scott
November 19, 2007

The week in Merida features a great show at the Peon Contreras on Thursday night, Jazzeando, featuring many of Merida’s most lauded musicians covering jazz classics. More singing, art openings and dancing all over town as the week continues…

By Khaki Scott
November 12, 2007

There is so much going on in the Yucatan, we’re exhausted just writing it all down! Movies, dance recitals, musical performances of everything from symphonies to trova…

By Khaki Scott
November 5, 2007

This week marks the beginning of the annual Yucatan State Fair in Xmatkuil. Like any State Fair, this one has everything from livestock to cotton candy. Also, this week, the Symphony gets a harp and Merida gets a poker tournament…

By Khaki Scott
October 29, 2007

This week in Merida, and everywhere else in Mexico, is about the Day of the Dead. In the Yucatan, Día de Los Muertos is celebrated mostly in homes, with the family. But there are some public events worth seeing…

By Khaki Scott
October 22, 2007

Events this week include the beginning of many religious celebrations, as well as the build up to Day of the Dead or Hanal Pixan, as it is called by the Mayans. Altars will be built, music will be sung, flowers will be everywhere…

By Khaki Scott
October 16, 2007

Merida’s social calendar is getting really active, and the busy season isn’t even in full swing yet! Choose from movies, a play about Empress Carlotta, traditional dance and music and even a mime class this week!

By Khaki Scott
October 8, 2007

The Olimpo has re-opened and things are really starting to get busy in Merida! This week, there are art openings, Monday Night Football and a myriad of music and theatre performances…

By Khaki Scott
October 1, 2007

Events in Merida this week range from the Siberian Ballet to Chekhov’s play The Bear and a documentary about Tarantulas. In between, there are a lot of good classic movies for free and some good music, as always…

By Khaki Scott
September 24, 2007

Did you know Merida has a championship Fencing team? Neither did we… Here is another week’s worth of events so we can learn and see new things.

By Khaki Scott
September 17, 2007

Movies, the Symphony, Dancing, Concerts, Serenades, a Tribute to The Beatles and so much more this week!

By Khaki Scott
September 10, 2007

The work of sculptor Reynaldo Bolio Suárez, depicting 14 heroes of Independence and the Mexican Revolution, will be on display in the Central Patio of the Olimpo until October 6… don’t miss it! And of course, there’s more…

By Khaki Scott
September 3, 2007

The fall season of events is just beginning, including film festivals and wine tastings, as well as popular favorites like the Bici-Ruta, Guitar Concerts and Piano Recitals…

By Khaki Scott
August 27, 2007

This week, Merida begins to come alive again. La Temporada is over, kids are going back to school and the Symphony is back in town…

By Khaki Scott
August 20, 2007

The biggest event this week is Hurricane Dean, of course, but we can’t predict when that is going to happen or where. There are a few things we do know about, however…

By Khaki Scott
August 13, 2007

Even though there aren’t a lot of new events, the traditional recurring events in Merida are still going on… it’s a great time to enjoy yourself without crowds.

By Khaki Scott
August 6, 2007

Listen to guitars or learn how to play them, and take some time to run with the dogs. It’s summertime in the city…

By Khaki Scott
July 30, 2007

The big event this week is the ceremonies surrounding the change of government in Yucatan. The rest of the week is just filled with music and dancing… same as always!

By Khaki Scott
July 23, 2007

This week in Merida, there will be dancing in the streets… as always! There is also the Grand Opening of the Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatan, a long awaited event…

By Khaki Scott
July 16, 2007

This week we all learn what a cantautore is. There is dance, music, art and film going on this week. Hot fun in the summertime in Merida!

By Khaki Scott
July 9, 2007

From Cosmic Rays to Folkloric Ballet, with new art galleries, UNAM’s Spanish classes and erotic films in between, Merida has got it all going on this week…

By Khaki Scott
July 3, 2007

On the top of our list, Georgia Charuhas’ opening at the MACAY on Friday night and a few good films showing in nice air-conditioned theatres…

By Khaki Scott
June 25, 2007

Check out the newly renovated Railroad Station that has found a second life as an art school. What a beautiful building! Just one of the myriad of cultural goodies available in the week ahead…

By Khaki Scott
June 18, 2007

This week there are lots of great things going on, from the “Erotic Film Festival” to Tango, stepping through Chamber Music, Jazz, Silent Movies and much, much more!

By Khaki Scott
June 11, 2007

Updates to the Events Calendar: New location and time for Cuarteto and UADY Choral Group celebrates it’s Fifth Year with a very special guest, both on Friday night…

By Khaki Scott
June 6, 2007

A week filled with Larry Flynt, the Marx Brothers, Cuarteto Genesis, a performance by graduate guitar scholars, and the “Rocker Witches of Wallis!” Mercy! Where else in the world could all of that happen in the same sentence, much less in the same week?

By Khaki Scott
May 28, 2007

This week there are a few cooking events, a major muralist opens a show, three days of cycling events, a guest conductor with the symphony and riverdancing! All that, and the start of hurricane season too…

By Khaki Scott
May 21, 2007

While you are busy deciding between the various music, film and theatre offerings in Merida this week, be sure to take a look around you at the beautiful trees…

By Working Gringos
May 12, 2007

There’s always more to do in Merida than time to do it and this week is no exception, with music, photography, opera, dance and even elections for local candidates, including the governor of Yucatan…

By Khaki Scott
May 7, 2007

This week, film and opera events take center stage in Merida. The Jose Peon Contreras Theatre once again is filled with the sound of arias as Madame Butterfly comes to town…

By Khaki Scott
April 30, 2007

Events this week will have you singing, clapping and dancing! And we have a tip on a great way to learn to speak the Mayan language…

By Khaki Scott
April 28, 2007

There’s so much going on… so here’s a separate list of events for just this weekend. And please, don’t forget to vote…

By Khaki Scott
April 23, 2007

This week there’s everything from conversation to cinema, and if you like antiques, you’re in for a treat…

By Khaki Scott
April 16, 2007

This week, a dance performance all the way from the opposite side of the planet. And a rundown on the regular event schedule in Merida…

By Khaki Scott
April 10, 2007

Every week, there are more cultural events in Merida than any reasonable person can attend. Yucatan Living’s Khaki Scott will keep you up-to-date on what’s new and interesting, starting with a new bookstore, a film festival and a free movie…

By Working Gringos
February 8, 2007

If you’re staying anywhere near Merida next week, we hope you didn’t plan on a peaceful vacation… It’s Carnaval time!

By Working Gringos
January 11, 2007

January’s big event is a series of events under the umbrella of the International Festival of the Arts. This is the third one that has been held here in Merida, and it’s looking really good…

By Working Gringos
December 26, 2006

Yucatecos practice some fun New Years Eve traditions, which we hope to participate in this year. Time to start shopping for underwear…

By Working Gringos
December 10, 2006

The population of Merida is celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe as December 12th approaches. The Working Gringos do their best to explain the festivities…

By Working Gringos
December 6, 2006

This Sunday, original illustrations by John and Alexandra Wallner are for sale. Bring the children (there will be a place for them to color) and help the children (proceeds will benefit a local charity)…

By Working Gringos
November 20, 2006

Today students from every school in Merida marched through the streets to honor their ancestors and the Mexican Revolution. We share the words of an expatriate who shared that struggle…

By Working Gringos
November 15, 2006

The Yucatan Bird Festival “TOH” takes place in a state which has traditionally served as the region’s cultural center. It’s a perfect place to combine birds with visits to Maya archeological zones…

By Working Gringos
October 30, 2006

Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead, Mayans celebrate Hanal Pixan and little kids just want to wear costumes and eat candy. We do it all here in the Yucatan…

By Working Gringos
August 27, 2006

The ayuntamiento (city government) of Merida has added a new program for the local residents that promises to be an incredible success…

By Working Gringos
June 11, 2006

The World Cup of Football (okay, soccer to some of you) has kicked off and everyone here is Mexican and rooting for the Mexican futbol team…

By Working Gringos
April 18, 2006

Last week was Semana Santa (Holy Week), when Christians around the world celebrate Easter…

By Working Gringos
February 28, 2006

We remember the first time we saw Carnival here four years ago. It seemed hopelessly commercial, terribly tacky and badly executed. Yesterday, we took photos and video of the last parade of Carnival 2006 and the whole thing seemed fun, joyous and beautiful…

By Working Gringos
February 11, 2006

Once again, the Merida English Library’s Annual Big Chili Cookoff was a big success!..

By Working Gringos
November 20, 2005

Does November 20th ring a bell? (Actually, no. They ring the bell on September 15th for Mexican Independence Day.) This is Revolution day…

By Working Gringos
October 30, 2005

This year, we just *had* to go down to the Zocalo to see the Day of the Dead altars…