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Events: Dance and Revolution

This Week… starting September 03, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Festivals and Fiestas!

Yucatan Living Sotuta Fiesta : September 04 through September 08
This Fiesta is in honor of the birth of the Virgin. There are some wonderful things to see in Sotuta. There is la Casa del Señor de Sotuta, which is the old palace of Nachi Cocoom. There is a temple dedicated to San Pedro the Apostle, constructed in the 16th century and an 18th century chapel in the hermitage that is dedicated to Santa Cruz. See Bicycle Yucatan’s wonderful article on their bike and bus trip to Sotuta Here .

Yucatan Living Dzan Fiesta: September 06 through September 14
This Fiesta in honor of Cristo de San Román. Dzan is located in the west-central part of the state, between Ticul and Mani. Dzan is a place you go to see archaeological zones and 17th century churches. This is truly rural Yucatan, where the people are mostly Mayans and the welcome mat is always out. A trip to Dzan is off the beaten trail, but well worth the time it takes to get there.

Yucatan Living Cuzama Fiesta: September 01 through September 08
This Fiesta is in honor of the birth of the Virgin Mary. Here, you will find hammocks made of hemp and cotton, as well as embroidery by both hand and machine. Cuzamá is located just south of Acanceh and Seye, between Tecoh and Homun. This too would make a nice day trip.

Yucatan Living Susila Fiesta: September 02 through September 10
This Fiesta is in honor of the birth of the Virgin Mary. The main artisan activities of the municipality include the construction of furniture with bojom wood, the making of hemp hammocks, and the making of machine embroidered huipiles. Sucilá is located between Buctzotz and Tizimin.

Yucatan Living Ucu Fiesta: September 08
This Fiesta is in honor of the birth of the Virgin Mary. For our Santiago residents in Merida, the now restored church of the Nativity of Ucú was once a mission of your church in Santiago. Ucú is very close to the city. In fact, the city is rapidly expanding in that direction. So don’t wait for a fiesta to visit Ucú. You will love its small-town-near-the-big-city environment all the time.

In The City

School is back in session and everyone is unpacking from a summer at the beach. There have been few events announced for this week. If and when events are announced, we will update this page and the Calendar so check back periodically! We are sure there will be more events starting again next week.


Monday (Lunes) September 03, 2012

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan: Turandot
During the Summer, Opera Yucatan screens repeat performances of the best loved operas of the previous season. Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni.
Location: Cines Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free


Tuesday (Martes) September 04, 2012


Wednesday (Miercoles) September 05, 2012


Thursday (Jueves) September 06, 2012

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: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students


Friday (Viernes) September 07, 2012

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: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students


Saturday (Sabado) September 08, 2012

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.

Yucatan Living Classical Ballet: Mexican Watercolor
A government-funded classical dance performance called Mexican Watercolor will be performed on Saturday. This appears to be a classical ballet performance with Mexico as the subject matter. Should be interesting!
Location: Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57 Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $80 pesos.

Yucatan Living Class: Learning to Bird Watch: Level 1
So you like to watch birds, and you even have a pair of binoculars – but do you know how to use them? ….or even how to identify birds? Its time to learn the basics because the gran Maratón Xoc ch’ich is rapidly approaching.
September 8: Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Basic principles, Anatomy of birds, Tips on identification, Comportment and ecology
September 9: Sunday: 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Practice observing birds
Location: Cinema-Café El Cairo, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna, Merida
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free but space is limited so please reserve your place and, if possible, please bring your own binoculars.
For more information and reservations: infotoh [at] pronatura-ppy [dot] org [dot] mx

Sunday (Domingo) September 09, 2012

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
Documentaries are about some aspect of nature and always appropriate for children.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Next to the Zoo on Calle 59
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
At this matinee, you will find movies for children.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Another Very Funky Market
This Funky Market will be a Market-Bazaar, so things old and new are welcome. The Funky Markets are one of the most popular events at the beach. There are some really fine artists who show their work at these markets so bring your Christmas shopping list and enjoy!
Location: Taco Maya in Chelem
Time: 9:00 AM for vendors, 10:00 AM for shoppers
Admission: Free; with food available for purchase. < /p>


Monday (Lunes) September 10, 2012

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan: Aida
During the Summer, Opera Yucatan screens repeat performances of the best loved operas of the previous season. Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario written by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette.
Location: Cines Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free


Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Annual Convention September 14 – 16, 2012
This year’s topic will be “Safeguard the Heart” through speeches, presentations, dramatized Bible readings, and even plays.
Location: Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly Hall in Chi Chi Suarez
Time: Call Jeff Yost for more information: 927-6817
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Independence Day September 15 – 16, 2012
Revolution Day parade in Merida Yucatan MexicoAt the stroke of midnight, on the night of September 15, the Grito de Dolores (aka El Grito de la Independencia) is celebrated as a cry that is now heard around the world. The first cry was uttered by a Roman Catholic priest in the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato on September 16, 1810 and is generally regarded as the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. There is nothing as special as being in any Mexican town center as the cry of Viva Mexico! Viva Mexico! Viva Mexico! begins to make its way, literally, around the world in the 21st century. For those few moments, everyone who hears the cry is one with Mexico. Look for dancing in the street and fireworks, as well as the traditional grito, which actually for some reason is yelled at around 10 PM in Merida (so do go by then if you don’t want to miss it). The following day, September 16, is Mexico’s Independence Day and there is a parade starting early in the morning, complete with lots of citizens in Revolutionary costumes. The parade usually starts around 7 AM and goes down Paseo de Montejo towards the Plaza Grande on Calle 58.
Location: Plaza Grande Merida or in the center of any town in Mexico
Time: Festivities begin around 10:00 PM
Admission: Free < /p>

Yucatan Living Recital of Voice and Piano September 22, 2012
Baritone Jose Adan Perez is returning to Merida to sing! Many Yucatan Living readers will remember this remarkable young voice from his 2009 role of Figaro in the Barber of Seville, which was presented by the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan. Tonight’s performance, Recuerdos, will present songs of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Cuba. It is brought to us by Opera Yucatan in collaboration with UADY. The pianist for this event is Michiyo Morikawa, who began her own career in Japan at the age of five. She is no stranger to Mexico. Read more about Michiyo Morikawa in her biography.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto UADY , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free < /p>

Yucatan Living Concert: Alejandro SanzTuesday October 16, 2012
Another great popular singer, this time from Spain, comes to Merida this fall! The title of this tour is “La Musica No Se Toca” (The Music Is Not Played). Alejandro Sanz has won fifteen Latin Grammy awards, including three times for Best Album, more than any other Latin artist. He has also won three Grammy awards, and was the first Spanish artist to record an MTV Unplugged album. He is known for his flamenco-influenced ballads, but also experiments with other genres. Definitely worth seeing!! Here’s a song to whet your appetite…
Location: Estadio Kukulcan, Circuito Oriente
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available at Hotel Conquistador and at ticketmaster.com.mx
Ticket Prices (in pesos): Diamond: $2,850, VIP: $1,900, Lower seats (orchestra level): $750, General: $400.

Yucatan Living Feria Yucatan at Xmatkuil
November 9 through December 2

This is Yucatan’s State Fair. The dolphins will be back, along with livestock shows and plenty of concerts. More specific information will be available as we get closer to time for the fair. This is one of the biggest events of the year, so tourists would do well to plan a trip during the fair.
Location: at the Xmatkuil Fairgrounds , Calle 50 south of the city.
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Admission: Entrance: $15 pesos per person, Parking: $30 pesos

Yucatan Living Concert + Intervention: Philip Glass + James Turrell – November 14, 2012
All funds will be donated to a foundation dedicated to preserve the Maya culture. After the concert, there will be a cocktail for all attendees.
Location: Amphitheater of Hacienda Ochil
Time: TBA
Admission: $4,000 pesos

Yucatan Living Third Jose Jacinto Cuevas National and International Piano CompetitionNovember 24 to December 1, 2012
Contestants in this competition are all world class pianists. Never miss even one of these performances! We even recommend the practice sessions! Be sure to be there on November 30, where you will be able to watch the three best of the best pianists compete for this award, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan.
Location: Yet to be announced
Time: Yet to be announced
Admission: Yet to be announced


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