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This Week… starting November 22, 2010

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Because of the Fair at Xmatkuil, there are no outlying municipal festivals or fiestas beginning this week. Most of the municipalities are participating, in some way, in the state fair.Yucatan State Fair 2010

Yucatan Living The Yucatan State Fair at Xmatkuil
This fair has an average of 75,000 visitors per day. The crowds are not as large as they have been in the past, but they are steady. In the past, there would be a huge influx of people for some of the performances and that would make things like parking difficult. This year, there are plenty of visitors to the fair but they seem to be coming at a pretty constant pace. If you attend the fair, we would like to suggest that you stop by the interactive farm and see some of what goes on in the interior of our state. We think you will be pleasantly surprised.

 

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) November 22, 2010

Yucatan Living Concert: Revolutionary Merida
This is a multidisciplinary concert under the musical direction of Pedro Carlow Herrera. Just the list of names for this performance is stunning! Don’t miss this event. Performers will include Mariachi and Grupo Musical, Victor Martinez, Arturo de la Cruz, Malena Duran, Emma Alcocer, Maria Teresa, Angelica Balado, Rubi, Marilu Basulto, Lenny Sanchez, Ricardo Platas, and the Folkloric Ballet of the Ayuntamiento.
Location: Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) November 23, 2010

Yucatan Living Sundials in Yucatan: Illuminating the Shadow of the Past
Exhibitor: Antonio Rodriguez Alcala
Yucatan Association of Specialists in the Restoration and Conservation of Historical Buildings
Location: Sala de Arte del Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Tres Yucatecos
This performance is under the direction of Gustavo Lopez.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61Cafe Peña K'aay T'aan
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Youth Music: Cafe Peña K’aay T’aan
A collective showing of the workshop of Yucateca Song
Location: in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Contemporaneous Trova
The name of the performance is “It Happened in Akil” Do come and hear Felipe de la Cruz as he celebrates 36 years of performing in Merida.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) November 24, 2010

Yucatan Living Song: The Children’s Choir of Centro de Iniciacion Infantil
This will be a graduation performance by the little ones from their first class in choir. Do come out and lend them your support. This is where most of Yucatan’s great modern voices begin and they are exceptionally talented, even at this young age.
Location: Museum of the City, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: FreeAngelica Balado in Concert

Yucatan Living Contemporary Trova: An Anthology
Angelica Balado in Concert
This lady has one of Yucatan’s best loved voices. Every performance is perfection.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Cuban Music: I’ve a Cuban Song
Hermanos Novo in Concert
Location: Centro Cultural Juan Acereto, Calle 59 x 50
Time: 7:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Bicentennial of New Composers
Gilberto Cab May “Gil Gil” in Concert
This will be one of the best performances of the week.
Location: Escuela Normal Superior de Yucatan, Calle 118  No 318  x  71-C  Fracc. Yucalpetén
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: A Show by the Jazz Workshop
The instructor for this group is Miguel Lopez Leon
Location: Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez, across from Liverpool
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living CIMI Children’s Choir
Please always try to come and see the very young choirs. It means so much to the children and we think you will be quite surprised at their professionalism and by their talent.
Location: Vestibule of the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Inauguration of the Exposition: The Brushes of Garcia Gineres
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Arias and Sounds of Romanticism
This is a performance by our wonderful Orquesta de Camara de la Ciudad de Merida (the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Merida), under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido, with invited guest voice of Mtra. Loida Pineda (soprano) and with Dra. Young Kyoung Kwon at the piano. Never miss a chance to see any of Merida’s chamber orchestras or guest voices and instrumentalists. Some of the best are only available to us during the holidays.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Happy Thanksgiving from YucatanLiving

Thursday (Jueves) November 25, 2010

Yucatan Living American Thanksgiving Holiday

Yucatan Living Movie:TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Concert: Arias and Sounds of Romanticism
This is a performance by our wonderful Orquesta de Camara de la Ciudad de Merida (the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Merida), under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido, with invited guest voice of Mtra. Loida Pineda (soprano) and with Dra. Young Kyoung Kwon at the piano. Never miss a chance to see any of Merida’s chamber orchestras or guest voices and instrumentalists. Some of the best are only available to us during the holidays.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Music: Second National Jose Jacinto Cuevas Contest of Piano
This performance is by Alejandro Camara Contreras, winner of the First National Jose Jacinto Cueval Contest of Piano. If you love the piano, this is the concert for you.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

Yucatan Living Music: Mexico of Yesterday, Today and Forever
This is a concert by Wendy Argaez
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Inauguration of the Exposition and Talk: Retrospective: Rafael Pinto Aranda
With the artistic and academic participation of Manuel Lizama Salizar and Fernando Palma Burgos
Location: Galeria Callejon del Congreso, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, then when the building is open until January 13, 2011
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) November 26, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: Mariana, MarianaMariana, Mariana
(Mexico, 1986) Directed by Alberto Isaac. Starring Pedro Armendariz Jr., Elizabeth Aguilar and Saby Kamalich. This movie is a tribute to Jose Emilio Pacheco 1986: Carlos arrives late for his father’s funeral in Mexico City. He is greeted by Rosales, a former schoolmate. As Rosales is giving Carlos a lift, they talk about old times. The rest of the film is chiefly a flashback to 1948, with occasional brief scenes between Carlos and Rosales in the car in 1986.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location:LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Art Exposition: Amigos. Una Colectiva of Artes Plasticas
This exposition is in honor of Rafael Pinto Aranda
Location: Salon de Creadores Manuel Lizama Salazar, Edificio Central ICY, Calle 20, Col. Garcia Gineres
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Dance: A Ballet Gala: Genesis and the Creation of the Universe
This is a performance by the Academia Royal, for the benefit of the DAR Institute and the Religios Sisters of the Archdiocese of Yucatan.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Classical Music: Finals in the Second National Jose Jacinto Cuevas Contest of Piano.Second National Piano Contest Mexico
Featuring the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, and the three finalists in this contest who will vie for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Saturday (Sabado) November 27, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Dance: El Ballet del Adulto Mayor del Ayuntamiento de Merida
Presents: Estampas del Estado de Campeche
If you have been reading our entire events column, you now know that we have every age group, from children to grandparents dancing and enjoying life in the State of Yucatan. Don’t miss any of Yucatan’s performing groups, no matter their age.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: El Castillo de la PurezaEl Castillo de la Pureza Movie
(Mexico 1972) Directed by Arturo Ripstein, Starring Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo and Diana Bracho. Convinced that the outside world is bad for his family, Gabriel Lima has remained confined with his wife and children for eighteen years. The days become very sad as the family is entertained by making a rodenticide powder Gabriel finds on sale in shops in the neighborhood. The fragile emotional balance Lima family breaks the day when Gabriel realizes that his children are waking up to adolescence.
Location: Cineteca National Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Music: Finals of the Second National Jose Jacinto Cuevas Contest of Piano
This is a Gala Concert and Awards Ceremony
Location: Teatro Peon contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Dance Spectacular: III Municipal Dance Show in Merida 2010
Tonight’s performance is by outstanding groups
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Pianist
(2002). Director: Roman Polanski, Stars: Adrien Brody and Emilia Fox. A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: FreeAANY 2010

Yucatan Living AANY: Arte a Mano  Nov. 27 & 28
Art Exposition and Sale
Unique pieces by 50 Yucateco artists in all media. This is art for the home and heart. It is also the best place we can think of to begin working on your Christmas list.
Location:CANACO, Avenida Itzaes #273 x 31
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday and 6:00 PM on Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Sanctuary Evolucion’s Annual Fundraising Event
Enjoy a night of comedy, music and botanas! Learn more about Sanctuary Evolucion, their successes in 2010 and their challenges in 2011. Come out and see how you can help the animals of Yucatan!
Location: Casa Gloria (C. 60 #609 x 73 y 75 Centro)
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm Saturday
Admission: $125 pesos, includes non-alcoholic drinks and bocadillosToh Bird Festival
More information contact Linda at: linda [dot] letcher [at] yahoo [dot] com

Yucatan Living 9th Annual Toh Bird Festival – November 27 & 28
The birdathon this year will run from 5:30 AM on Saturday to 10:00 AM on Sunday. Teams can have no fewer than 3 members nor more than 8 members. There will be a party held at a hacienda near Merida when the event ends. Visit the Toh website to learn more about this event and to download bird lists for the birdathon. As of this post, the registration button has not gone live, but you can contact them by e-mail from their contact page.

Yucatan Living Classical Beatles Concert: November 27
A night of sheer magic from the Fenix Quartet, including a three course dinner. This is the third time Zamna has staged this event and both previous concerts were a sell out. In case some of our readers don’t know, the members of the Fenix Quartet are all members of the Symphony Orchestra in Yucatan.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: Dinner served at 8:00 PM, Concert starts at 9:00 PM
Admission: $125 pesos – must pick up tickets prior to day of the event due to catering and seating needs.
Information & Reservations: 999 924 0103 and http://www.casazamna.webs.com

Sunday (Domingo) November 28, 2010

Yucatan Living Documentary: Athletic Animals
What a fun video documentary to watch! Try to stop by and see this one!
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeThe Diary of Anne Frank

Yucatan Living Movie: The Diary of Anne Frank
We do not know the year of this movie, so we cannot give you details on directors or stars. However, this is one of the best loved drama-biography stories ever written, so you might want to see it again.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living
Concert: Revolutionary Merida

This is a multidisciplinary concert under the musical direction of Pedro Carlow Herrera. Just the list of names for this performance is stunning! Don’t miss this event. Performers will include Mariachi and Grupo Musical, Victor Martinez, Arturo de la Cruz, Malena Duran, Emma Alcocer, Maria Teresa, Angelica Balado, Rubi, Marilu Basulto, Lenny Sanchez, Ricardo Platas, and the Folkloric Ballet of the Ayuntamiento.
Location: Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Neo Classical Dance: El Siglo XXI Baila with Cri-Cri
This is a performance by the Coreographic Workshop Unidanza, under the direction of Dianella Rio Pacheco
Location: Teatro Armando Mazanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music and Puppets: Asi Somos
The puppets are under the direction of the great Wilberth Herrera, with music provided by the Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 7:00 PM SundayFoxtrot Movie
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Foxtrot (aka The Other Side of Paradise)
(Mexico, England, Switzerland 1975) Director: Arturo Ripstein, Starring Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling and Max Von Sydow A wealthy Rumanian count and his wife flee Europe and set up residence on a tiny island to escape the terror of Nazism. Things remain quiet and safe enough until a woman from the count’s past appears on the scene.
Location: Cineteca National Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Music: 35th Anniversary Show
Grupo Mestizo in Concert
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon




Yucatan Living Annual AFAD Fundraiser: De mano a pata  December 3
“Hand to Paw” is one of the most important fundraisers of the year for the AFAD animal shelter. AFAD is much more than their animal shelter. Through the years, we have seen great changes in attitudes toward pets in this area because of AFAD and their education programs. They are dedicated to the future of the animals in Merida and in the surrounding area and have demonstrated that teaching children about ways to improve the quality of life for pets that are already here and avoiding the birth of unwanted pets is one of the best investments we can make in the future. Please attend this event and support the work of AFAD. If you can, please also consider donating food and/or wine for the event as well.
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Admission: $200 pesos (includes food and drinks)
More Information: e-mail: Debbie Moore debobway [at] gmail [dot] com or yucatanayudaparaanimales [at] gmail [dot] com

Yucatan Living 2nd Annual Great Chili Cook-Off December 4
Rock with the “Oldies” at the 2nd Annual Beach Fundraising Chili Cook-Off. The purpose of this event is to help raise money for making Christmas a special day for local Mexican children and their families. There will be great food, dancing, karaoke, and loads of fun to be had until the wee hours of the morning. Please attend this event and show your support and friendship by helping those in need. Chili-cooking contestants need to register that they will be making an entry prior to the event and state to which local charitable organization they wish to donate their prize money in their name. There are 3 categories of competition: Traditional, non-traditional and Vegetarian. Contestants can enter more than one category. The winner of each category will receive a cash prize. Judging will be based on tasting and voting of all attendees.
Location: Playa de Chelem Restaurant, Chelem, Yucatan
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: $150 pesos ($100 pesos to the fundraising charity, $50 to prize money to be donated in winner’s name) + $100 pesos if you choose to eat the buffet. Drink tickets sold separately.
Register as a Contestant: e-mail Katie sandcastleinn [at] aol [dot] com

Yucatan Living 1st Annual Chelem Christmas Dreams Raffle Drawing  December 4
Location: Playa de Chelem Restaurant, Chelem, Yucatan
Time: Immediately following the announcement of the Chili Cook-Off winners
Admission: You do not need to be present to win, so please check their website for a list of winners and get in touch with them via their contact page if they do not contact you first.

Yucatan Living Opera: Samson and Delilah December 4
This opera is by by Saint-Saens and stars Olga Borodina and Placido Domingo.
It is being brought to us by Opera Yucatan, AC
Location: Sala 3 of the Siglo XXI Convention Center theaters
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Showing: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free but a donation is $40 pesos to Opera Yucatan will be very beneficial toward lending support to future plans to bring the “MetLive” program to Merida.
Note: Due to the way the holidays fall, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” will be shown on Saturday, January 8th at noon.

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna’s Grand Christmas Prize Quiz and Dinner Saturday December 11
This is the Famous (OH NO! I KNEW THAT!)Prize Quiz
Teams can have up to 4 members
1st Prize: 4 Bottles of Festive Cheer and a Stash of Pesos
Menu: Soup & Bread Roll; Gammon Ham & Pineapples; served with Vegetables and Potato Wedges; Desert.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: Doors open at 7:30 PM, Dinner is served at 8:00 PM
Admission: $100 pesos, limit of 36 guests, Please collect tickets before the event2nd Annual Spay-Neuter Campaign

Yucatan Living 2nd Annual Spay-Neuter Campaign
Merida: January 9 – 12
Progreso: January 14 & 15

Goal: To Spay or Neuter 1,500 dogs and cats in 6 days (Yes we can!)
Sponsors: Planned Pethood in cooperation with UADY, Servicios de Salud deYucatan, Evolución, AFAD, The City of Mérida, PRI Verde and other organizations
Volunteer Vets Will Be From: the US., Canada, Romania and Slovakia
Need: 10 double hotel rooms, free or at reduced rates; and food for the vets while they are here
In Exchange For: Your Logo on all promotional material, including on banners displayed at each spay-neuter location.
For More Information and details about how you can participate, please contact Dr. Tony or Dr. Nelson at Planned Pethood. Phone: 944-2310 or by e-mail: planpetmex[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]mx

Yucatan Living Christmas Bird Count – Between December 14 and January 15
Yucatan will hold 3 Christmas Bird Counts, each over an area of a 15 mile diameter circle. The centers of these circles are in Celestun, El Cuyo, and Rio Lagartos. Visit the Toh website to learn more about this event. As of this post, the registration button has not gone live, but you can contact them by e-mail from their contact page.

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Traditional Christmas Dinner  Dec. 25
Menu: carrot & mushroom soup with bread roll; homemade French pate served with side salad, roast turkey with all trimmings, vegetables and baby boiled potatoes, peaches marinated in Brandy with Limon Sorbet, traditional Christmas Cake, Liquor Coffees. Drink of choice upon arrival and unlimited red or white wine served with dinner. Christmas fun prize quiz, carols played in the background.
Location: Hotel Zamna
Time: Doors open 3:00 PM, Dinner: 3:30 PM
Admission: $300 pesos Limit 26 guests so collect your tickets as early as possible

Yucatan Living Zamna New Year Gala  Dec. 31
Theme: Emerald Magic
Unlimited house wine, local beer and spirits all night. Wine served with Dinner. Dancing to 3 decades of music under a canopy of stars. Emerald Magic Fun prize quiz and a few surprises!
Location: Hotel Zamna
Time: Doors Open: 8:00 PM, Dinner: 8:30 PM
Admission: $400 pesos

 

Early 2010

Yucatan Living Carnival 2011 (More as we hear additional information)
Mark your calendars now for the following parade dates:
March 2, 2011: Quema del Mal Humor
March 3, 2011: Preschoolers Parade
March 4, 2011: Corsican Parade
March 5, 2011: Fantasia Parade
March 6, 2011: Bachata Parade (Loads of fun with a Caribbean flavor)
March 7, 2011: Regional Parade
March 8, 2011: Battle of the Flowers Parade
March 9, 2011: Entierro de Juan Carnival
Keep an eye on Zona de Palcos to plan where you will get the best view of the festivities. No word yet on seating prices, but there should be more information soon.
Carnival Map on the Carnival de Merida 2011 website.

 

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