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Merida Events: End of Festival of Arts

This Week… starting December 12, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Tekax Fiesta: December 8 through December 15Virgen of Guadalupe Festivities
This fiesta is in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Tekax is the relatively large municipality that occupies the southern point of the State of Yucatan. If you are looking for the work of local artisans, in Tekax, they make leather goods and jewelry, and in Pencuyut, they make hamacas (hammocks). These folks have some of the best groceries and sweets in all of Yucatan, so grazing your way through this festival is a “must do.”

Yucatan Living Tizimin Fiesta: December 15 through January 10
This is a huge fiesta in the heart of Yucatan’s horse country. Visit the Tizimin Website to see loads of pictures of this great area. Tizimin is that large municipality that borders the Gulf of Mexico and Quintana Roo, as well as extending far into the interior of the State. This gives this municipality access to all of the best of the entire peninsula. Their fiestas are always "must attend" events.

Yucatan Living Tixpéual: December 17 through December 20
This is the annual "County Fair" of this municipality. Tixpéual is bordered on the north by Tixkokob, on the south by Kanasin and Acanceh, on the east by Seye and Tixkokob, and on the west by Kanasin and Merida. Did somebody say “location-location-location?” Tixpéual is one of those places where, when you tell folks you live "in a village on the Yucatan Peninsula," you neglect to add that it is practically in sight of the city. We hope you take a look at this little municipality. Great things are coming from here in the not too distant future.

In The City

Monday (Lunes) December 12, 2011

Yucatan Living Day of the Virgen De Guadalupe, read about the festivities here.

 

Tuesday (Martes) December 13, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie: Children of Men
(Great Britain, Japan, USA, 2006) Director: Alfonso Cuaron. Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine and Clare-Hope Ashitey. In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child’s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Dueto Zazil Kay
Director: Jose Luis Moguel. This group has been rising on the ladder of popularity for the past year. There is something here that pleases the crowd, so try to get by and see them if you can.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM TuesdayTraditional Yucateco Trova
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Closing Concert: Traditional Yucateca Trova
This performance is the closing performance for the season for the Orquesta Tipica Yucalpeten and for the Cultural Institute of Yucatan. Tonight, they will also present the works they have on their new CD. The orchestra is under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) December 14, 2011

Yucatan Living Theater: Pastorela “A Different Christmas
This is a performance by Grupo Especial Ayelem, under the direction of Emilio Kantum. The performance is made all the more special because each of the players has Down Syndrome, but that certainly doesn’t cramp their style. We absolutely recommend this performance! By the way, this performance is a trial run before Grupo Especial Ayelem takes off to present “A Different Christmas” in Mexico City, after which they will make a few television appearances. All of this at the invitation of the Down Foundation. 
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM, Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) December 15, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event as soon as we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.
El Magnificat

Yucatan Living Music: El Magnificat
This is a performance by the Choir of the City of Merida, under the artistic direction of Maestra Nidia Gongora Cervera; and The Chamber Orchestra of the City of Merida and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, both under the artistic direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido. Please visit Yucatan Living’s A Season of Classical Music to learn more about each of these groups.
Location: Iglesia “El Jesus” Tercera Orden, Calle 60 x 59, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) December 16, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event when we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Concert of Violin and Popular Guitar
This is a concert by the students of Centro Cultural Wallis. We always take a second look when we see any performance by students of this school because they consistently produce such outstanding performances.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Av. Colón x Calle 20, García Ginerés
Time: 7:00 PM, Friday
Admission: Free

Saturday (Sabado) December 17, 2011Children Choir in Yucatan

Yucatan Living Christmas Concert
This is a performance by the Children of Centro Cultural Wallis.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Av. Colón x Calle 20, García Ginerés
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living National Convention of Popular Mexican Dance Teachers: Dates: December 17 – 22
The State Government and the Institute of Culture of Yucatan, through its Dance Direction, has the honor to invite you to come to see the dance groups that are here for the National Convention of Popular Mexican Dance Teachers. You will have the opportunity to see dancers from the States of Michoacán, Baja California, and many others.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras
Time: 8:00 PM, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

 

Sunday (Domingo) December 18, 2011

Yucatan Living Music: El Magnificat
This is a performance by the Choir of the City of Merida, under the artistic direction of Maestra Nidia Gongora Cervera; and The Chamber Orchestra of the City of Merida and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, both under the artistic direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido. Please visit Yucatan Living’s A Season of Classical Music to learn more about each of these groups.
Location: Casa de España (Calle 19 x 14 y 18, Col. Itzimna)
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Santuario Evolución Fundraiser: Pekes (Dogs) & Donuts Donuts for Animal Benefit
The dogs at Santuario Evolución will be the beneficiaries of the profits from sales of Krispy Kreme Donuts and more (calendars, t-shirts, bracelets, etc) in Parque de las Americas. Several dogs will be at the event and available for adoption. If you can attend Pekes & Donuts, you need to order your donuts in advance. Send an e-mail that includes your name, telephone number and what kind of donuts you want to evolucion_krispykreme [at] hotmail [dot] com  Glazed donuts are $130 pesos per dozen, Mixed flavors are $140 pesos per dozen. 
Location: Parque de las Americas, Calle 21 por 20 y 22 Col. García Ginerés. 
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Please help Santuario Evolución meet their sales goal of at least 50 dozen donuts. 

Yucatan Living Documentary: Dolphins
This is a National Geographic special and the photography alone is worth going to see.
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM, Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living M.E.L.L. Game Night: Last Friday in January (Jan. 27, 2012)


After a holiday break, M.E.L.L.’s Game Night will return on the last Friday in January. Patrons can feel free to bring in a favorite game and the library will provide the snacks. Sodas and water will be on sale at a discounted price, as will other refreshments. There are some fairly accomplished backgammon and Scrabble players in the expat community, and are always finding new games (such as Upwords and Farkel) to enjoy. Why not challenge someone you’re not used to playing against and see if your wordsmithing and logic skills are really up to par?
Location: Merida English Language Library, Calle 53 x 66
Time: Game Night begins between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM and lasts for approximately two hours.

Yucatan Living U.S. Poets in Mexico: January 6 – 10, 2013
A week poetry readings, including Tom Sleigh, Anselm Berrigan, Nicole Cooley, Lynn Emanuel and Suzanne Jill Levine (notable translator of Jorge Luis Borges and José Donoso). Featured readings by Mexican poets include, Mario Bojórquez, Rubén Márquez and Álvaro Solís, editors of the literary ezine, Circulo de Poesia based in Puebla and more!
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Admission: Free to the public

Yucatan Living International Women’s Day Event: March 8 – 10, 2012International Women's Day
This event has been organized by We Move Forward, an organization dedicated to helping women reach their full potential. Please visit the website of We Move Forward for more information.
Location: Isla Mujeres
Time: TBA
Admission: $645 USD until Nov 30, $695 USD thereafter. Includes membership in WMF. Group rates are available. Reservations are now being taken.

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