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Starting September 27, 2010

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Telchac Puerto Fiesta: Sept. 29 through Oct. 5Telchac Fiesta
This fiesta is in honor of San Francisco de Asis. It begins 5 days after the fiesta at Telchac Pueblo and they both end on the same day (Oct. 4), so this is going to be quite a week in this entire area. There are more expats than ever now choosing to live in Telchac Puerto, so some of our readers have all the luck for this week of festivities.

Yucatan Living Chicxulub Pueblo Fiesta: October 1 through October 9
This fiesta is in honor of Santo Cristo de las Ampollas (The Christ of the Blisters). It is held from October 1 through October 9. Chicxulub Pueblo is another of the best kept small town secrets of Yucatan. It is a tiny municipality with only about 3,500 inhabitants, but is home to some of the newest of the tourist destinations now being planned in Yucatan. Just a few minutes back from the beach, and little more than half an hour from Merida, this small town is one to explore whether it is fiesta time or not. If you want to go shopping, Chicxulub Pueblo’s artisans produce some of the finest leather goods in the state. 

Yucatan Living Yaxcaba Fiesta: October 1 – October 5
This fiesta is in honor of San Francisco de Asís. If you’ve already been to the fiestas at the beach and are looking for new experiences, take a little trip (90 km) southeast of the city to Yaxcaba. Did you know that Yaxcaba is one of the municipalities in which the government is supporting the rebuilding of the field of traditional medicine? …and did you know that Yaxcaba is home to 60 of Yucatan’s Successful Women Farmers? A trip into the southern part of our state is always worth making and this trip could have some quite interesting surprises.

Yucatan Living Acanceh Fiesta (Tepich):October 3 through October 9
This is the Fiesta de la Virgen Del Rosario. It is held in the town of Tepich, in the Municipality of Acanceh, just 33 km southeast of Merida. Acanceh (Moan from the deer) takes its name from the legend that it was here that the roar of a huge red deer, mortally wounded by hunters, could be heard for miles. Even today, it is said that the dear can often be seen, still moaning, from under a particular hill. If you are shopping, look for objects carved from stone and wood at the Acanceh Fiesta.

 

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) September 27, 2010Macaco Electrico Clown Workshop

Yucatan Living Beginner’s Level Clown Workshop
Teacher: macaco Electrico
Dates: September 27 through 30
Location: El Nuevo Teatrito (Calle 25 No 91 x 14, Col. Chuburna de Hidalgo, Merida
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Monday
Admission:  Call for reservation and information: 999-178-0796 or e-mail: info[at]elteatrito.com

Yucatan Living Concert: Noche Mexicana
Night Club Orquesta
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission:  Tickets available at the box office

 

Tuesday (Martes) September 28, 2010Trio Los Nobles

Yucatan LivingTuesday of Trova: Trio Los Nobles plus Guest Trio
This performance is under the direction of Luis Felipe Gongora. As always, Trio Los Nobles‘ performance will be outstanding, as will be the performance of the Guest Trio.
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)

Yucatan Living Concert: Music and Dance
This performance is by the Orquesta Jaranera del Mayab and the Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan. Always an excellent choice to see and hear.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Space is limited, Call for reservations: 942-3800100 Anniversary of Escuela Modelo

Yucatan Living Concert for the 100th Anniversary of Escuela Modelo
Performing tonight will be the outstanding Daniel Ayala Youth Symphony of Yucatan, under the direction of Mtro. Jose Luis Chan Sabido. Please try to come out and support this young orchestra whenever you have a chance. They are more than talented and hearing them is well worth the effort.
Location: Universidad Modelo, Periferico Norte
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) September 29, 2010Spacey Odyssey

Yucatan Living Movie: 2001 Space Odyssey
(1968) Director: Stanley Kubrick, Starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon’s surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.
Location: Sala de Arte in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:30 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Maria Teresa in Concert: Abstracto
This event is in coordination with the Ayuntamiento de Merida
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Tickets available at the box office

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 30, 2010

Yucatan Living Concert: Celebrating Mexico
This is a performance by the Chamber Orchestra and Choir of the City of Merida, under the direction of Mtro. Jose Luis Chan Sabido. It includes the Mariachi Metamorfosis of Gabriel Velazquez, flutist and harpist. There will be more than 50 musicians on the stage for this performance.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission:  FreeFesticantar 2010

Yucatan Living Festicantar 2010
This performance is under the direction of Sergio Esquivel. Fall is the time when Yucatan’s young voices compete for who will be the stars of tomorrow. Festicantar is always one of the best voice festivals of the year!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Open House: Stained Glass and More
Artist: Pam Benjamin
Pam would like all of her friends to come and see what she does, enjoy some drinks and food, and learn a little about stained glass and some of the other things she does. Looking for a round window with a turtle in it? Pam is working on one. Are you interested?
Location: Contact Pam
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Admission: Free
Information: Call: 011-52-999-286-97-48 or 999-143-3441, e-mail: stained_glassandmore[at]yahoo.com

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.

 

Friday (Viernes) October 01, 2010Pepe Aguilar in Merida

Yucatan Living Concert: Pepe Aguilar
Location: Estadio Carlos Iturralde in the Kukulcan Sport Center
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: VIP: $1,000 pesos, Diamante: $700 pesos, Preferente: $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 Movie: TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan
Yes. You will come to the Symphony and hear Beethoven tonight but the secret to this night’s experience is a quite accomplished Mexican composer and pianist with a twinkle in his eye. Reading Eugenio Toussaint’s Resume begins with sufficient academics and experience but then you notice that he has done almost as many “cool things,” as professionally secure things.
Location: Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 pm, Friday
Admission: $60, $80, $100, & $150 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age, and for INAPAM

 

Saturday (Sabado) October 02, 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 Progreso Dog Walk and Costume Contest
This looks like it is going to be great fun! A costume contest is scheduled and there will be prizes for dogs, as well as for dog owners. If you have never been to one of these shows, this is the chance of a lifetime to see some of the coolest dogs around. You will be amazed at the number of dogs who are pleased as punch to strut their new outfits around in front of an audience.
Location: The dog walk will begin at the beginning of the Malecon, by Eladios, and ends at Parque Chazaro Perez.
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Merida: Jehovah’s Witnesses English Assembly
Location: New Assembly Hall in Chi Chi Suarez behind Cottolengo
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  Public is welcome, No collections

 

Sunday (Domingo) October 03, 2010

Yucatan Living Mérida en Domingo
Sunday downtown is a spectacular tradition in Mérida. Start at the center of town, where booths are set up all around the Plaza Grande. Inside the plaza, you can find huipiles, guayaberas, honey, dolls, bags, tee-shirts… and everything is made for sale by the local people of the Yucatan. The outer ring of booths are selling food: marquesitas, tacos, cochinita, ice cream (try the coconut), fruit, drinks, etc. If the crowd starts to get to you, wander up Calle 60 to Santa Lucia Park (at Calle 55), where you can also find antiques, old books and other curiosities. At that lovely park, there is also live music, lots of dancing, and great food.
Location: In the Centro Historico: Plaza Grande, Parque Santa Lucia (Calle 60 x 55) and MACAY Museum (Calle 60 between 61 and 63)
Time: 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free, of course…

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan
Yes. You will come to the Symphony and hear Beethoven tonight but the secret to this night’s experience is a quite accomplished Mexican composer and pianist with a twinkle in his eye. Reading Eugenio Toussaint’s Resume begins with sufficient academics and experience but then you notice that he has done almost as many “cool things,” as professionally secure things.
Location: Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 AM, Sunday
Admission: $60, $80, $100, & $150 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age, and for INAPAM

 

Coming SoonCooking classes in Mexico

Yucatan Living 2nd Season: Little Mexican Cooking School: Opens Oct. 5
After putting over 500 tourist-students through their school last season, and being rated by TripAdvisor as #1 Thing to Do in the region, The Little Mexican Cooking School is committed to stand by it’s reputation: to offer Authentic Mexican Cooking classes to curious travelers, in an intimate setting. And to exceed expectations. If you are a tourist, they have 2 double bedroom suites so you and your friends can come and stay the entire week!
For More Information, visit the Little Mexican Cooking School Website. or contact Catriona Brown: cat [at] puertomorelosliving [dot] com

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 A Fashion Show Benefiting Disabled Children, October 13
This is the last Fall-Winter fashion show, so you don’t want to miss it. Proceeds will go to the Special Aid Fund, which provides surgery, wheelchairs, orthotics and prosthetics to people who come to the center and do not have the resources to meet their expenses.
Location Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission:  $220 pesos and are available through CRIT, Liverpool, Boutique 18.08, Boutique Aires, and ExersiteKings of Waltz Fitness Center.

Yucatan Living Concert: Kings of Waltz: Edvin Marton, Vienna Strauss Orchestra October 14
What a magnificient evening this will be! Come and hear Emmy Award winner Edvin Marton as he plays these wonderful Kings of Waltz on his Stradivarius, accompanied by the Vienna Strauss Orchestra!
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office
More Information: 924-9990 

Yucatan Living Ninos & Crias: Migratory Bird Day – October 16 & 17
Location: Puerto Rio Lagartos
An event to create awareness and promote conservation of our migratory birds, especially our flamingos. This event is sponsored by Ninos y Crias. Bring your binoculars so you can participate in a mini-birdathon and other events throughout the day.

Yucatan Living Art Show: Dos Mundos (Two Worlds): Carina Dumais
Show Runs: October 15 – 30, Samuel Barrera Models on October 29

Since this lady has asked one of our favorite artists, Samuel Barrera, to be “oCarina Dumais Show in Meridane of her models,” we thought it was time to look her up on the net. Carina Dumais – Art – Whimsey – digital Photoshop – What is a Poser expert? What a wonderful surprise! Visit Carina Dumais’ website and especially take a look through her gallery at the pictures of the sea. She even designs Keds tennis shoes! In addition, we discovered that Poser is a 3-D software package that allows the user to animate figures in digital photoshop similarly to a mannequin – so that’s what Samuel Barrera and several others in Merida will be modeling for. We can’t wait to see! If there is a child in your life who seems to hear a different drummer, you might also want to take a look at an interview with this wonderful grandmother.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras’ Main Gallery
Time: 9:00 PM Oct. 29 (when the models will be on hand)
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Merida: Jehovah’s Witnesses 3 Day Convention
Oct. 29 – Oct. 31
Location: new Assembly Hall in Chi Chi Suarez behind Cottolengo
Time: TBA
Admission:  Public is welcome, No collections

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 


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 Sanctuary Evolucion’s Annual Fundraising Event – Nov. 12
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: TBA
Time: Check Back Soon
Admission:  More Information in the coming weeks

Yucatan Living Xmatquil (Yucatan’s State Fair) – Opens November 12
No published schedule yet, but we hear that there will be a Chinese Circus from Las Vegas, an educational, interactive Animatronix Dinosaur, and dolphins this year. We can hardly wait to hear what the spectacular shows are going to be. The entertainers are always exceptionally good and many are internationally well known.
Location: Xmatquil Fairgrounds
Time: Opens Nov. 12
Admission:  $10 pesos (visitors will be able to buy a package that includes discount tickets to shows and restaurants on the inside)

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 PMToh Bird Festival
More Information: Check the details on the Taste of Playa website.

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 http://www.yucatanbirds.org.mx/ingles/inicio.php 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 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.

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