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Merida Events: Trova, Symphony & Films




This Week… starting March 08, 2010

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living There are no fiestas or festivals in outlying municipalities this week because Yucatan is in the middle of the Lenten Season. You can be certain that, beginning the week before Easter, municipal fiestas and festivals will pick up speed at their usual dizzying pace.

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) March 08, 2010

Yucatan Living Check our ongoing events page for events on Monday

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 09, 2010

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Before SunriseBefore Sunrise
This 1995 drama/romance was directed by Richard Linklater. It stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, who is also a director. A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one romantic evening together in Vienna. Followed ten years later by another film that reunited them for one more night.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Presentation of the Piece of the Month: Salvador Alvarado en Yucatan
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 9:00 AM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: She Wants to Make Films
(France, 1982). Director: Caroline Huppert. Starring: Andre Dussolier, Christine Pascal and Rosy Varte.
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: Celebrating our Trovadores
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cafe Peña K’aay T’aan: New Values
This is a weekly event that gives us a window into the musical and artistic vision of young Mayans as they mature into the 21st century.
Location: Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) March 10, 2010The Voice of Love Concert

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: The Voice of Love
This performance is by Paola Cochegrus and Juan Pablo Camara. Already we know that, if you want to hear what love sounds like, these are two voices on the top of that list. …and how much better that they are under the direction of Gabriel Garcia, who is also an accomplished percussionist. This is one of those performances you feel as much as you hear.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $50 pesos

 

Thursday (Jueves) March 11, 2010

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Inglorious Basterds
This 2009 Quentin Tarantino movie stars Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, and Diane Kruger. In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. Nominated for some Academy Awards this year, so probably worth seeing.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Dirty Harry
This begins an entire series of Clint Eastwood movies, featuring Clint Eastwood as either actor, director, or both. Dirty Harry was probably the first of the “cop tracks serial killer” movies and certainly defined the “big gun” for a generation of movie-goers.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jazz del Sureste
Mauricio Bongfilio and his Jazz group
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 pm Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) March 12, 2010

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of YucatanSymphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Tonight’s focus is on Russia. The performance is under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco and features cellist Carlos Prieto. There is a special and long-standing cultural friendship between Yucatan and Russia, with this performance promising to be the best of the best.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission:$150.00, $100.00 and $80.00.
25% Discount for INAPAM, children between 6 and 12 years of age, and students.

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Inglorious Basterds
This 2009 Quentin Tarantino movie stars Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, and Diane Kruger. In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Blood Cannibal: An Obscure Desire
This movie begins a series of movies about the treatment of death in the cinema at the Olimpo.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free (Adults only)

Yucatan Living Alternative/Indie Rock-n-Roll !!!
Merida is home to at least 5 different alternative bands and you are invited to come out and watch the beginning of their 2010 series of gigs.
Location: Dante (the big bookstore in Prolongacion Paseo de Montejo, close to Burger King)
Time: 8: 00 pm Friday
Admission: $30 pesos cover, $20 pesos beer, 2 x 1 nachosMalena Duran in Concert

Yucatan Living Malena Duran in Concert
A Journey in the Night

Come listen this wonderful voice singing balads and blues in company of a fantastic Jazz Trio
Location: ULE, Calle 64 # 560 x 71 y 73, Centro
Time: 9:00 pm Friday
Admission: $50 pesos, drinks and snacks will be offered

 

Saturday (Sábado) March 13, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: Rejection (aka Onegin)
This is another movie in the series about the treatment of death in the cinema. In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period in Russia, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat – a man often lacking in empathy.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Mulholland DriveMulholland Drive
This is a David Lynch 2001 movie that is part of a David Lynch Course. This movie has quite an odd cast and we have not seen some of them for many years. The cast includes: Naomi Watts, Ann Miller, Lee Grant, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Chad Everett. After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. Hard to explain, but it is a one-of-a-kind movie… David Lynch does not disappoint you.
Location: Cairo Cinema Cafe, Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Slow Food Market Moves to Saturdays
The beginning of the Slow Food Market was a rousing success! In order to serve the needs of those who work on weekdays, it has been decided to move the market to Saturdays.
Location: Calle 31 x 60, Chuburna de Hidalgo, catty-cornered to the Super Faraon (turn at the light across the street from the OXXO).
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free – but please consider becoming a member (and encourage others to do so as well)! Membership is only $100 pesos per year and directly supports keeping the market going, as well as providing assistance to sustainable and organic production in Yucatan. There is a membership sign-up table on the porch on market day.

 

Sunday (Domingo) March 14, 2010

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Today’s focus is on Russia. The performance is under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco and features cellist Carlos Prieto. There is a special and long-standing cultural friendship between Yucatan and Russia, with this performance promising to be the best of the best.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time:12:00 am, Sunday
Admission:$150.00, $100.00 and $80.00.
25% de Discount for INAPAM, children between 6 and 12 years of age, and students.

Yucatan Living Documentary: Athletic Animals
This sounds as it will be entertaining for the entire family!
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeTrouble Every Day

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Trouble Every Day
This is part of a Claire Denis Cinema Series. (2001, France). Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together… might be interesting to see how a French director and French actors interpret Americans.
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17; Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Dance: Spring Season Begins
Tonight, the Classical Dance Company of Yucatan brings us its first performance of the Spring season. The performance will be under the direction of Victor Solis.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Alberto Alvarez in Concert
This wonderful piano player will be performing pieces by Chopin, Ravel, Mozart and Rachmaninov in company of some other great musicians and singers
Location: ULE, Calle 64 # 560 x 71 y 73, Centro
Time: 8:00 pm Sunday
Admission: $50 pesos, drinks and snacks will be offered

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living March 17: Concert for the Animals (sponsored by AFAD)
Its a local group which plays covers of indie/alternative music, mainly modern music!
Location: Casa de La Cultura, C. 63 # 503 A x 64 y 66 Centro
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free, but bring something for the animals: cans or bags of Pedigree or Cat Chow food, Frontline or any other flea or tic-avoidance mechanism (collars, shampoos, etc.), toys, treats, collars, leashes, any vet medicine, cleaning supplies for the kennel (chloro, soap, rags, brooms, mops, buckets, etc.), iodine, syringes, latex gloves, towels, mats, anything for a pet to sleep on (clean, please). All donations will be used at the AFAD animal shelter. For more information, you can see their website at www.afad.org.mx.

Yucatan Living March 18: Fashion Show
This fashion show will present three dozen designs that fit the trends of the season, complete with all accessories. The clothes are all very feminine in cut, color and texture and it is expected to be quite a successful show. All proceeds go to assist the Volunteer Ladies of the North Delegation of Cruz Roja with their projects throughout the year.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos: Tickets available at the North Delegation of Cruz Roja (Colonia Gonzalo Guerrero), or through Reina Diaz (Calle 30 #331 x 41, Plaza Las Margaritas, San Ramon Norte), Gerado Sanchez Fashion House (Calle 31 #87-D x 12, Colonia Mexico), or by calling Claudia Sierra Medina at 944-0687. 

Yucatan Living March 21: Wings To Fly
Wings to Fly is an association that was founded on 07/07/07, for the purpose of serving disadvantaged children. This year, there will be a Walk for Yucatan Children300 meter walk, by parents and children, in support of the mission of Wings to Fly. All donations this year will go to assist the nutritional support program at the St. Vincent de Paul dining room in the colonia Nueva Sambula. Seven people of achievement will be invited guests on the walk, one of which will be Erik Avila, Cuxum actor and Merida’s Carnival King for 2010. With Erik along, a grand time is sure to be had by all. At the end of the walk, there will be a festival. Children are encouraged to dress for Spring and to bring banners with children’s rights slogans. They are even encouraged to bring pets!
Location: Monumento a la Patria to Plaza Grande
Time: 9:00 AM
Admission: $50 peso donation per walking family

Yucatan Living Saturday: April 3: Sir Elton John To Sing at Chichen Itza
This performance is one that many have been waiting for, but only a few will enjoy! This singer-composer-pianist has sold over 250 million records and has had more than 50 hit songs. There is not a generation in thepast 40 years that has not had their age defined by one of his masterpieces. If you missgetting a reserved ticket, we are certain there will be other opportunities to get a ticket between now and the time of the Carmen in Merida Mexicoconcert. We will keep you informed with all the latest on this exciting event.
Admission: $10,000 pesos, $7,000 pesos, $5,000 pesos, $3,000 pesos, $2,000 pesos and $1,000 pesos.
Tickets on sale: www.ticketmaster.com.mx and Siglo XXI Convention Center

Yucatan Living Starting June 11: Carmen
Friend of Merida Carla Dirlikov will be starring in the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Carmen. This is sure to be a stunning event that will be repeated for only six performances. Tickets will be on sale at the Teatro Peon Contreras sometime soon… we’ll let you know when we know more! For the entire Symphony schedule, check here.

 

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3 Responses to “Merida Events: Trova, Symphony & Films”

  1. Can anyone tell me if the Cairo Cinema Cafe has comfortable seating like a theatre, or do patrons sit at tables?

    Thanks!

  2. Me again….Do you have any listings of where to go to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th?

  3. Despite the fact that the oldest hospital in Merida is named after an Irishman (O’Horan), Merida is not a hot-bed of Irish culture. The only place we can think of that might officially celebrate St. Patrick’s Day would be Bennigan’s, the American chain restaurant, which is on Paseo de Montejo Prolongación, 2 blocks past the Burger King circle on the right.

    Other than that, there may be some green beer served around town, but that’s about it! If you find something else, let us know for next year!

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