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This Week… starting September 20, 2010

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Tixcocob Fiesta  10 Day Event: Sept. 21 through Oct. 1
This fiesta is in honor of Cristo de la Misericordia. Tixcocob is quite near the city of Merida, to the east – between Conkal on the North and Seye on the South. This means Tixcocob has always been a cultural and political center for the Mayans. There are plenty of ruins to see and, because the Mayans were (are) so active there, there are also plenty of Spanish built churches and chapels. Look for beautiful leatherwork, as well as fine hammocks in Tixcocob.Ticul, Yucatan

Yucatan Living Ticul Fiesta: 3 Day Event: Sept. 23 through Sept. 25
This fiesta is in honor of San Román. Ticul is a shopper’s paradise. This is where you want to go for the gorgeous red clay pottery you see throughout Merida and beyond. There are several artisan cooperatives in a variety of fields here. For example, you can also purchase locally made jewelry, hats, embroidery, woven material, and shoes in Ticul. Debi in Merida posted a great article about one of the local potters. On your way, don’t forget to stop in Santa Elena and have lunch at the Pickled Onion. You can read Yucatan Living’s interview with Valerie Pickle here

Yucatan Living Telchac Pueblo: 12 Day Event: Sept. 24 through Oct. 4
This fiesta is in honor of San Francisco de Asis, Patron Saint of Telchac Pueblo. Telchac Pueblo is not as well known as its beachside neighbor. There are just under 3,000 people living in the entire municipality and about 1/3 of them speak Mayan. Read all about Telchac Pueblo and The Most Beautiful Flower of Yucatan (2006) here.   We continue to assure all of our readers, and especially those north of the border, that “small town America” is alive and well in the State of Yucatan – and towns like Telchac Pueblo are living proof of it.

 

In the City of Merida

 

Monday (Lunes) September 20, 2010

Yucatan Living Bicentennial Concert: Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Yucatan Daniel Ayala Perez
This performance is under the direction of Mtro. Jose Luis Chan Sabido and guest director Hector Javier Reyes Bonilla
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Monday
Admission:  Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) September 21, 2010Trio Ensueño

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Ensueño and a Guest Trio
This performance is under the direction of Diego Cocom. We cannot imagine that anyone has not heard Trio Ensueno but – if you haven’t heard them yet, they will be giving the best show in the city tonight.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan / Nuevos Valores
Young love will be tonight’s theme.
Location: in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free (cash café, of course)

Wednesday (Miercoles) September 22, 2010

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: The Revolution in Mexican Cinema
Movie: Vamonos con Pancho Villa
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM WednesdayAstrid Hadad in Concert
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Astrid Hadad
If this show is anything like her website, it will be great fun! Good music, nice voice – and fun really is the correct term to describe it. Visit Astrid Hadad’s website and just keep clicking your mouse.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Inauguration of the Exposition: Curious Mexican
Presenting Christian Pacheco
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Concert: My Beautiful Land
Featuring: Mariachi y Grupo Musical, Maricarmen Perez, Rubi, Angelica Balado, Adalberto, Felipe de la Cruz, maria Teresa, and the Folkloric Ballet of the Ayuntamiento
Location: Parque de la Aleman (Calle 21 x 24 y 26, Col. Miguel Aleman)
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 23, 2010

Yucatan Living Concert: The Songs of Mexico
This is a performance by the Choir of the City of Merida. We do wish we could hear more from them, but Christmas will be here soon and we will have them for spectacular performances before the end of the year. This is just the beginning.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Concert: My Beautiful Land
Featuring: Mariachi y Grupo Musical, Maricarmen Perez, Rubi, Angelica Balado, Adalberto, Felipe de la Cruz, maria Teresa, and the Folkloric Ballet of the Ayuntamiento
Location: Parque de la Mercedes Barrera (Calle 115 x 54 y 54-A)
Time: 8:00 PM ThursdayActivity at the Macay
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Short Film Conference: Production and Art in 3D
This is going to be a great event, even for those who are not in the movie business. The presenters are Pablo Baksht and Marec Fritzinger. Some may remember Marec Fritzinger from the 3D animated films he made for Walt Disney: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Tarzan." Several short films in 3D animation will be presented, including the first 3D animation made in Mexico.
Location: at the MACAY, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
You know how it is… they never want to tell us what’s playing until the last minute. But be assured, it will be something good! As soon as they let us know, we’ll update this page. So check back often!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: the Revolution in Mexican Cinema
Movie: Flor Silvestre (Mexico 1943) by Emilio Fernandez
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission:  Free

 

Friday (Viernes) September 24, 2010

Yucatan Living Characterized Guided Tours: Stories, Legends and More
This is a wonderful program staged at the Museum of the City of Merida by members of the Collective of Independent Artists in Yucatan, A.C. The guides put on a guided tour that is much like a mime show. They had this program last year and it was a smashing success. They say its for children, but adults love it just as much as the children do.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 9:00 AM 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 Exposition: Alegria Organica
Individual paintings of Carolina Medina. On Display until October 16
Location: Lobby of ICY’s Central Building, Calle 18 x Av. Colon
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan Program 2Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan
Tonight, under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, we will hear not only the work of Jean Sibelius but, unquestionably, one of the most important pieces ever produced by Richard Wagner, Obertura Los Maestros Cantores de Nuremberg. The year was 1868 and King Ludwig II had ordered the creation of The Master Singers of Nuremberg and required their first performance to take place in Munich. When the performance was over, Wagner received the greatest ovation of his life and the international acclaim for Obertura Los Maestros Cantores de Nuremberg has never ended. In addition to Wagner’s masterpiece, we will be treated to a performance by violinist Erika Dobosiewicz, originally from Warsaw, Poland, as she offers up a superb interpretation of Beethoven’s Concierto para Violin Op. 61. Erika Dobosiewicz is an independent, world renowned, concert violin soloist and her resume is amazing.How lucky we are that she has chosen to make her home in Mexico.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Dates & Times: Friday, Sept. 24, 2010: 9:00 PM; Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010: 12:00 PM
Admission:  $60, $80, $100, & $150 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age, and for INAPAM card holders.

Yucatan Living Concert: My Beautiful Land
Featuring: Mariachi y Grupo Musical, Maricarmen Perez, Rubi, Angelica Balado, Adalberto, Felipe de la Cruz, maria Teresa, and the Folkloric Ballet of the Ayuntamiento
Location: Parque de la Colonia Pacabtun Pez Volador (Calle 50 x 41 y 43)
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Suicide – When I Have Time
This is a performance by Al Sur Danza Contemporary Dance Company of Yucatan, under the direction of Milton Acereto.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM FridayLa Pinza en el Parante
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living A Clown Spectacular: La Pinza en el Parante
This is a performance by Compania Teatral Macaco Electrico de Argentina, under the collective direction of Rosalia Jimenez and Brian Molfa
Location: El Nuevo Teatrito (Calle 25 # 91 x 14, Chuburna de Hidalgo, Merida)
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Just Sing Mexico
Just Sing Mexico is a choir whose members are students, teachers and university workers, all under the direction of Cesario Chan Sabido. 30 special voices, under the direction of a very special human being. They will be accompanying the 48 dancers in the stage production Mariachi Real de Mi Tierra.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) September 25, 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.Los Bolontiku in Concert

Yucatan Living Concert: Text and Context
This is a performance by Los Bolontiku, a band that is 100% Yucateca. Their music is reggae, rocksteady, punk and more. Don’t miss this performance. Some our favorite music has turned out to be types of music we would not ordinarily have gone to see. 
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Concert: My Beautiful Land
Featuring: Mariachi y Grupo Musical, Maricarmen Perez, Rubi, Angelica Balado, Adalberto, Felipe de la Cruz, maria Teresa, and the Folkloric Ballet of the Ayuntamiento
Location: Remate de Paseo de Montejo
Time: 8:30 PM Saturday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living A Clown Spectacular: La Pinza en el Parante
This is a performance by Compania Teatral Macaco Electrico de Argentina, under the collective direction of Rosalia Jimenez and Brian Molfa
Location: El Nuevo Teatrito (Calle 25 # 91 x 14, Chuburna de Hidalgo, Merida)
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  FreeAl Sur Contemporary Dance

Yucatan Living Dance: Suicide – When I Have Time
This is a performance by Al Sur Danza Contemporary Dance Company of Yucatan, under the direction of Milton Acereto.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: The Revolution in Mexican Cinema
Movie:La Sombra del Caudillo (Mexico 1960)
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  Tickets available at the box office

 

Sunday (Domingo) September 26, 2010

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of YucatanProgram 2
Tonight, under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, we will hear not only the work of Jean Sibelius but, unquestionably, one of the most important pieces ever produced by Richard Wagner, Obertura Los Maestros Cantores de Nuremberg. The year was 1868 and King Ludwig II had ordered the creation of The Master Singers of Nuremberg and required their first performance to take place in Munich. When the performance was over, Wagner received the greatest ovation of his life and the international acclaim for Obertura Los Maestros Cantores de Nuremberg has never ended. In addition to Wagner’s masterpiece, we will be treated to a performance by violinist Erika Dobosiewicz, originally from Warsaw, Poland, as she offers up a superb interpretation of Beethoven’s Concierto para Violin Op. 61. Erika Dobosiewicz is an independent, world renowned, concert violin soloist and her resume is amazing.How lucky we are that she has chosen to make her home in Mexico.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Dates & Times: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission:  $60, $80, $100, & $150 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age, and for INAPAM card holders.

Yucatan Living IV Expo "Meet China"
Sunday  September 26, 2010
This event takes place the day before the new semester of Mandarin Chinese language classes begins at UADY. Over 400 people are expected to attend. Those in attendance can expect to be able to participate in activities related to Chinese culture, art, calligraphy, martial arts and more. The Confucius Institute at UADY is making it possible for more young Yucatecos than ever to participate at higher and higher levels on the world stage. This is an event that should be attended to not only learn more about China, but to support the more than 100 students who are expected to be enrolled in Mandarin Chinese language classes this semester.
Location: Cultural Center at UADY
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living El Boom in Concert!
We can’t believe our good fortune to have El Boom back during this Bicentennial celebration. Do try to make this show!
Location: Plaza Grande, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  FreeLudico

Yucatan Living A Clown Spectacular: Ludico
This is a performance by Compania Teatral Macaco Electrico de Argentina, under the collective direction of Rosalia Jimenez and Brian Molfa
Location: El Nuevo Teatrito (Calle 25 # 91 x 14, Chuburna de Hidalgo, Merida)
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: The Revolution in Mexican Cinema
Movie:Cuartelazo (Mexico 1976)
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Hacienda Santa Cruz: Special Dinner Month: September 1 through September 30
You are invited to enjoy a 3 course dinner with a welcome cocktail and a glass of wine
Price: $450 pesos + 15% service charge
More Information: Hacienda Santa Cruz Blog 

Yucatan Living Concert: Pepe Aguilar : October 1, 2010
Location: Estadio Carlos Iturralde
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: VIP: $1,000 pesos, Diamante: $700 pesos, Preverente: $400 pesos, and General: $200 pesos
Tickets available at www[dot]arema[dot]com[dot]mx, Hotel Residencial in Centro, and at the box office at the Carlos Iturralde Stadium

Yucatan Living 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan – October 9 & 13 Festival of Choirs Yucatan
Concert under the direction of maestro Electo Silva (Cuba). This is a 6-month-long festival that begins on April 8th and travels from Jalisco to Merida and on to Colombia and Venezuela before its final performances in Merida in October. Visit the MySpace page of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan for a complete listing of the international dates. In case there is anyone who doesnt believe that a voice is the equivalent of a musical instrument or that a choir is the equivalent of an orchestra, we invite you to listen to samples of their work on their MySpace page. We especially liked A una dama que iba cubierta and La Cochinita Pibil. Performance dates in Merida are:
October 9 & 13: 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan and 25th Anniversary of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 57
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Yucatan 2010: Short Film Festival – November 12-21


The Yucatan 2010 Short Film Festival is calling for submissions. It is open to any non-professional resident of the Yucatan to submit their short films, and cash prizes will be awarded. Selected films will be exhibited during the festival. Films submitted must be digital videos, made in Yuca tan and produced after Jan 1 2009. One person can submit unlimited number of films. The themes must touch on mexicanidad, identity, revolution, independence, liberty and/or democracy. There is even a category for one-minute cellphone films, as well as one for films in the Mayan language (with Spanish subtitles), and the films can be up to thirty minutes.
Screening:November 20 & 21. The public will select the winners.
Prizes: Cash prizes of $4000 and $5000 pesos for each category
For More Information: ICY Direccion de Artes Visuales, 930-4700 Ext 54035 and 54019
Submission Entry Fee:Free

Yucatan Living Multimedia: 200 Years of Being A Proud Mexican – November 19th & 20th
This wide screen event will have it all: the history of Mexico on a screen that is 11 meters long and 6 meters high, as well as books on art and history that are being taken house-to-house already.
Location: Parque de la Kukulcan, Circuito Colonias
Time: 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Taste of PlayaNovember 21, 2010
This is a huge annual event where over 40 restaurants are highlighted in a one day event. It was a great success last year, so be sure and put it on your list for Fall travel must see and do.
Location: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Time: 2 PM to 9 PM
More Information: Check the details on the Taste of Playa website.

Yucatan Living Day of the Dead Spanish Immersion Course: October 25 – 29 and Nov. 1 – 5.
This is going to be a great event for anyone who wants to not only visit Yucatan, but take a wonderful course in Spanish while they enjoy their visit. Habla is going to have a 2 week Spanish immersion course the last week in October and the first week in November. Students can take one week or two and have the option to make this a real immersion by taking advantage of a homestay. Since Day of the Dead is one of the best holidays of the year in Yucatan, this is one of the best ways to see and do it all!
Location and Information: Habla
Information on Habla’s Website 

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