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Events: Bird Festival is Here!

This Week… starting November 16, 2009

Municipal FIestas This Week

Yucatan Living Halacho Fiesta 7 Day Event
Third Week in November (Nov. 15 – 23)
This fiesta takes place during the third week in November and is a traditional festival (county fair). Halacho is located on our border with Campeche. The Templo de Santiago Apóstol and the ruins of Siho Oxkintok can both be found there.

Yucatan Living Tekantó Fiesta  6 Day EventTekanto Fiesta
Nov 21 through Nov. 26
This fair is in honor of Santo Cristo de Citilcún. You really want to go and look at the work of the artisans in Tekantó because they make traditional hammocks, the cotton huipiles are cross-stitched by hand, and they make many other articles from sosquil, which is a biodegradable material made from 100% sisal (Henequén) yarn. Preview a sample wall covering here. The Municipality of Tekantó is located to the east of Merida, just south of Suma and Teya and just north of Izamal.

 

Monday (Lunes) November 16, 2009

Yucatan Living Look our ongoing events page for events on Monday

Tuesday (Martes) November 17, 2009

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan
Sing It To the Yucatan Tabasco, with Ricardo Zurita
Collective Exhibition of the Workshop of Yucateco Song.  Trio Sureste
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio del Sureste
This performance is under the direction of Miguel Ceballos.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Song and Dance
Coro Orfeon and Grupo de Danza de la Escuela Modelo. This performance is under the direction of Victor Manuel Rubio, with choreography by Deyanira Aguilar
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Ligia Camara in Concert!
Tonight’s performance is called Jazz y Algo Mas. If you have never heard this lady, then you probably should head for YouTube immediately. A true treasure of Yucatan and highly recommended for tonight’s entertainment.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Wednesday (Miercoles) November 18, 2009

Yucatan Living Jazz: Merida Big Band Orchestra
Merida is one of the few places in the world where the big band sound survives and thrives. Tonight, Ranier Pucheux Rodriguez directs this special event and it is guaranteed to please.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Two Ways to Sing of Love
Arianna and Jesus Armando perform tonight and, we promise you, it does not get better than this. Jesus Armando reminds us of Frank Sinatra, as he glides across the stage; and his voice always fits seamlessly with the voice of the lady with whom he is singing. Tonight, that lady is Arianna and this is a pair of voices that you really want to hear.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free with advance ticketJarana, Traditional Dance

Yucatan Living Dance: The Best of the Yucateca Jarana
Performance groups will be selected from the 2nd Municipal Exhibition in Merida
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

 

Thursday (Jueves) November 19, 2009

Yucatan Living Trova: Cambio de Piel New Skin
Emma Alcocer in concert! Yet another of Yucatan’s finest voices!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free with advance ticket
 The Collector

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: The Collector
(1965). A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there. Stars Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Contemporary Trova: Angelica Balado – Cantautora
…and that she is! Tonight you have the opportunity to hear one of the best voices in all of Yucatan and in one of the best venues. You have not heard contemporary trova until you hear this lady sing.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Recital of Flute and Harpsicord (clarencin)
This is a performance by Manuel Chavez (flute) and Mario Bolio (clavencin).
Location: Audiovisual sala of the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 56 x 65
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: FreeHostel

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: Hostel
This 2005 movie was written and directed by Eli Roth. Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti – Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: Man On Wire
This 2008 documentary was directed by James Marsh. A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City’s World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Film: TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $20 pesosToh Bird Festival 2009

Yucatan Living November 19-22: VIII Toh Bird Festival
This festival is a bird-watcher’s dream, with plenty of opportunities to not only watch birds, but to get hands on experience with volunteering to help with some of them as well. The array of birds found in Yucatan is astonishing and this is a trip well worth taking for any avid bird-watcher. So save the dates! And sign up here at their website!
Location: Variable locations in Merida and Valladolid
Time: All Day
Admission: Variable

 

Friday (Viernes) November 20, 2009

Yucatan Living Headliners at X’matkuil: Marco Antonio y Jorge Muniz
The following event will be productions by Hold-em Mexico. Expect lots of charros, showing off their skills, but you may want to skip the pelea de gallos (cockfighting) which start off some of the events. We’re just saying…
Time: 12:00 PM Friday
Admission: Purchase Tickets in the Lobby of Fiesta Americana
For More Information, Call: 920-7633

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema Series: The City of Lost Children
In this movie, a scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process. Stars Ron Perlman.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Times: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: FreeUnforgiven

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: Unforgiven
In this 1992 movie, we see Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Harris. Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. Note: We have just realized that Clint Eastwood will be 80 years old on his next birthday! Amazing!
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living A Classical Event With 2 Tenors and a Piano
Mexico – Spain: Hugo Pinto (tenor), Miguel Angel Mena (tenor), and Alberto Alvarez (piano). Astounding! Where else could you hear this level of quality, in this level of venue? …and the fact that it is free renders one speechless!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Dance: The Splendor and Decline of a Culture
This performance is by the Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan, under the direction of Raul Castillo Alfaro.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Dates & Time: Nov. 20 & 21, 9:00 PM
Admission: Free with advance ticket

 

Saturday (Sábado) November 21, 2009

Yucatan Living Song: Aquel Señor Festival
This is a concert by the Nuevas Voces del Mayab and the Finalists in “La Primera Generacion.”  This is the second year that Yucatan has made an active search for the best new voices in the state, as well as the best new trova voices in the state. We are blessed to get to hear them each year now during the state fair.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Noches de Danza in Telchac
Ballet Folklorico Sones Veracruzanos of the Municipality of Dzidzantun will perform tonight.
Location: Telchac Puerto
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: The Splendor and Decline of a Culture
This performance is by the Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan, under the direction of Raul Castillo Alfaro.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Dates & Time: Nov. 20 & 21, 9:00 PM
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Classic Movie: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetSweeney Todd
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical. Stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: The Fabulous World of Amelie Poulain
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location:Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Nov. 21: The Last Mexican Crafts Fair of 2009Mexican Crafts Fair at Hotel Zamna
The works of 16 invited artists and artisans from Merida and Yucatan will be on hand at this fair. Six completely new artists will be featured. Food will be available from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM and there will be a Door Prize drawing at 4:00 PM. If you have been looking for anything from the Rolls Royce of Hammocks to locally sculpted marble, this is the fair to attend. There will also be a complete range of specially made clothing, in all sizes, for both ladies and men.  
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) November 22, 2009

Yucatan Living Documentary: Mission Apollo, Call of the Moon
This documentary offers a glimpse at the historic Apollo moon landing. Relive the unforgettable moments of men on the moon.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeAfter Hours

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: After Hours
This Martin Scorsese film stars Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette. An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Alberto Alvarez. Piano Recital
Here it is… the one performance you must not miss this week! Merida’s Cuban treasure – and teacher to the stars of classical piano, violin, and voice.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opera for Children: Brundibar, de Hans Krasa
This is a performance by the Students of Centro de Iniciacion Musical Infantil. The performce will take place on two dates. Please try to see at least one of them. These children are spectacular and love the recognition they get for having done such an outstanding job.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM (Nov. 22); 9:00 PM (Nov. 24) Sunday
Admission: Free with advanced ticket

Yucatan Living Classical Music: Colibri Duet
Pedro Jimenez (guitar) and Aaron Jimenez Rosas (violin), with the voice of Sacalum.
Location: Lower floor of the Palacio, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Headliners at X’matkuil
The following events will be productions by Hold-em Mexico. Expect lots of charros, showing off their skills, but you may want to skip the pelea de gallos (cockfighting) which start off some of the events. We’re just saying…
Nov. 27: Mijares
Nov. 28: Emmanuel y Alexander Acha
Location: Palenque, inside Xmatkuil fairgrounds
Time: All of these events are at 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets on Sale in Lobby of Fiesta Americana

Yucatan Living November 26: Juan Luis Guerra in Concert Juan Luis Guerra in Merida
Dominican singer, songwriter, and self-producer who has sold 20 million records, and won numerous awards including nine Latin Grammy Awards two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. He won 5 Latin Grammy awards in 2007 tying him with Juanes for the record of most Latin Grammys won in one night.
Location: Kukulcan Stadium
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: From $ 350 pesos to $1600 pesos. Tickets on sale at the Fiesta Americana Lobby

Yucatan Living Nov. 28: La Pura Banda Monstruo  + Paintings by Uggo
This is for those who like punk rock and horror movies. We hear that La Pura Banda Monstruo is going to really put on a show! There will also be an exhibition of paintings by Uggo.
Location: At the MACAY
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 7th Annual Riviera Maya Thanksgiving Jazz Festival
This year’s headliners include: Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Pat Martino, Spyro Gyra and more. Learn all about what you can expect to see and hear at this festival Here.
November 25 – The Royal Band, Colin Hunter, Aguamala, Sacbe
November 26 – Na’Rimbo, Juan Alzate, Mark Aanderud, Enrique Nery
November 27 – Jim Beard, Spyro Gyra and Sergio Mendes
November 28 – Pat Martino, Herbie Hancock and Al Jarreau
Location: Playa del Carmen
Admission: Free!

Yucatan Living December 5 – 6: AANY Art Show
The last AANY Show was a huge success and we have no doubt that the next one will be as well. Word has come that this event now has the support of the ICY and will be included in the Otoño Cultural (Fall Cultural Festival). You can read more about the show here in our recent article about the AANY artists and organizers. You can also find out how to become an AANY Sponsor!De Mano a Pata 2009

Yucatan Living December 5:Mano a Pata 2009 (Hand in Paw 2009)
Please Give a Hand to Save a Paw. This is an annual benefit event for AFAD and one that is certainly deserving of our support. Debbie Moore is arranging to sell tickets here in the Centro. Also, she has a list of medicines and other things that are needed as donations. Contact Debbie Moore if you are interested: debobway [at] gmail [dot] com
Location: Calle 39 # 201 x 18 Col. Monterreal
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos. Tickets on sale at Veterinaria Duarte and Planet Pethood, or call 920-5019 and 9991-27-8609.

Yucatan Living December 12: Hotel Zamna: Tinsel & Turkey Night
Festive Dinner Buffet at 8:30 PM
Music from Four Decades at 9:00 PM
A Christmas Fun Prize Quiz
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida, Centro
Time: approx. 8:00 PM
Admission: $90 pesos. Please collect your tickets before the event, as they are unable to reserve tickets and need to know how many will attend for catering purposes.
Phone: 999 924 0103 Visit their website: Hotel Zamna  

 

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