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Events: Dance, Music and Movies Galore!

There’s a new wrinkle in the Calendar

For those of you who live in outlying towns and villages, we are now including the State hosted activities near you that we think you will enjoy. If an Admission price is not mentioned in the announcement, we are assuming the event is free. If the announcement states that “tickets are available at the ticket office,” we will provide you with a telephone number so that you can quickly call and find out how much the tickets are. Ticket prices usually run in the $30 to $50 range, with some extravaganzas running as high as $100(pesos, not dollars), but these are rare.

Coming Up!

An event to benefit the dogs and cats of Merida. AFAD will be hosting a fiesta on November 30 to benefit our furry friends who need it most. The event will include wine, food and raffles. Stay tuned here for more information but keep the date open!

Monday (Lunes) November 12, 2007

Yucatan Living The Ripper
Performed by the Scenic Magic Group, under the direction of Raúl Niño
Location: Lower floor of the Maxcanú Palace in Maxcanú , Yucatan
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: None Listed

Los Tres Yucatecos Yucatan Living Presentation of their Compact Discs

  • Vivir sin tu amor (To Live Without Your Love) by Maricarmen Pérez
  • Platícame de amor (Talk To Me About Love) by Los Tres Yucatecos

We can’t find any clips by Maricarmen Pérez online, but you can hear a clip of every song on the Los Tres Yucatecos CD here.

Location: Teatro Peón Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 57
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Conversaciones con Amigos (Conversations with Friends)
Practice Spanish or English with friends. Membership not necessary.

Location: Merida English Library , Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68.
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Small Donation

Yucatan Living Monday Night Football
Monday night football at Mercer Cigars in Merida Football with a chicken wings, beer, and a good cigar! Every Monday night through Dec. 30.

Location: Mercer Cigars, 85-3 Prolongacion Montejo, Colonia Mexico
Tel: 999-944-3647 for information
Time: 7:30 PM until its over
Admission: Free

 

 

Yucatan Living VAQUERÍA Folkloric Ballet

The signature dance of Yucatan, featuring the Jaranera Orchestra and the City Folkloric Ballet & Trova Yucateca.

Location: Ground floor of the Ayuntamiento in the Plaza Grande (the building with the clock)
Time: All Mondays 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Tuesday (Martes) November 13, 2007

Yucatan Living Cinema from Chile: "The Arrival of Democracy" From the film Machuca made in 2004

Originally called Machuca, this movie is set in Chile during the reign of Salvador Allende, shortly before he was overthrown by Augusto Pincochet. It is the story of two friends, a poor young boy and his wealthier classmate. The film won the award of Most Popular International Film at the Vancouver Film Festival in 2004. You can read more on Wikipedia.

Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Mérida (Calle 62 between 59 and 61)
Times: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Admission: None Listed

Yucatan Living Tercera Edad… Comenzamos! (Third Age… We Begin!)

A workshop at Centro Cultural Ibérica. Commonly known as just Ibérica, this is a lovely educational center located just a few blocks from the Police Station in the Santa Ana district. Set within a park-like atmosphere are a number of old buildings that now serve as classrooms for extended education for children and adults. A great place to continue your education!

Location: Auditorium at Centro Cultural Ibérica, Calle 37 #526 x 74 & 74A
For: Senior Citizens of Yucatan
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living A Marchar! (To March!)

A performance by the Juvenile Band of ICY under the direction of Luis Luna Guarneros. Sounds like it’s going to be marching music!

Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala Pérez, Calle 60 between 57 and 59
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Presentation of their Compact Discs


See Monday’s events for details.

Location: Parque de los Héroes, Valladolid
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Ballet Latino

Location: First floor of the Choholá Palace in Choholá
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova

This week: Lenny Sánchez, one of our wonderful cantautores. They each have a sound of their own and contribute brilliantly to the overall definition of Trova in Yucatan.

Location: The Auditorium of the Olimpo (Calle 61 x Calle 62)
For: Adults and children over the age of 6
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Los Juglares

This is a young quartet has been playing music together for almost 20 years – since they were small children, initially encouraged by their parents. Today, they are the most internationally traveled of all the musical groups in Yucatan. You can hear them on the radio, every Tuesday at 6:00 PM on 92.9 FM.

Location: Teatro Peón Contreras, Calle 60 s/n x 57 y 59, Centro
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: For ticket prices call: 924-3954 and 924-3843

Yucatan Living Remembrance Musicals

Dance to the Big Band sound of the 40′s, played by the wonderful Jaranara Orchestra.

Location: Parque de Santiago, Calle 72 by Calle 59
Time: Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miercoles) November 14, 2007

Yucatan Living M.E.L. House & Garden Tour
Merida English LibraryConducted by Keith Heitke for the benefit of M.E.L.

Location: The tour departs from the Merida English Library, Calle 53 No. 517 between Calle 66 and 68 and ends at Calle 59 No. 572 between Calle 72 and 74.
Time: 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM, all Wednesdays, October thru March.
Reservations: (999) 924-8401
Information: sterlingheitke [at] prodigy [dot] net [dot] mx
Admission: $200 pesos

Yucatan Living Cinema from Chile: "The Arrival of Democracy"

See Tuesday for event details.

Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Mérida
Times: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Admission: None Listed

Yucatan Living Traveling Exposition of Young Artists

Featuring the work of the Colectiva Grupo La Quilla and Visual Artists working on a degree at UADY. This is really going to be worth seeing.

Location: Galería Juanita Canché, Ticul
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living An Exposition of the work of Mario Trejo

Sculpture, ceramics and paintings by a local artist.

Location: Galería Universitaria, UADY, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Presentation of their Compact Discs

See Monday for event details.

Location: Parque Zamná, Izamal
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Danza: España & México (Dance from Spain and Mexico)

Presenting the work of the graduates of Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes (CEBA). This is THE state-run school for the Arts, a beautiful collection of classrooms surrounded by a park, across from the Zoo. Many of Merida’s up and coming performance artists take classes there after school, so this should be a wonderful recital.

Location: Teatro Mérida, Calle 62 between 61 and 59.
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Marea Alta (High Tide)

This is the second performance by Lenny Sánchez this week (earlier he played at the Olimpo). Our cantautores are no longer reaching for the stars. They are already there!

Location: Teatro Peón Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 57
Admission: For ticket prices call: 924-3954 and 924-3843

Yucatan Living Suéltate Corazón (Free Your Heart)

A performance by Fito Haro, yet another of our extraordinarily talented cantautores.

Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala Pérez, Calle 60 between Calle 57 y 59
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: For ticket prices, call: 924-0277 y 928-6863

Yucatan Living Wednesday’s Regional Theater
Location This Week
: Colonia Manuel Ávila Camacho, On the Basketball court, Calle 6 x 35 x 38
Time: 7:00 PM

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert

A duet from Rudy Vallado and Verónica Cabrera – poets and singers extraordinaire.

Location: The Auditorium of the Olimpo. Calle 62 por 61, next to the Municipal Palace
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: General: $50, Students, teachers, and INAPAM: $30

Thursday (Jueves) November 15, 2007

Yucatan Living Classic Thursday

The Camerata Académica de Mérida will perform a program called ‘The Cord Through Time’, under the artistic direction of Mtro José Luis Chan Sabido.

Location: The Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
For: Adults and children over the age of 6
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema from Chile, The Arrival of Democracy

See Tuesday for event details.
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Mérida
Times: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living A Lecture and Reading of the Canek Work of Ermilo Abreu Gómez

Performance by Grupo Escena Alterna (The Alternating Scene Group) under the direction of Jorge Chablé

Location: Plaza Principal, Kopomá
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Recuerdos de Nuestra Historia (Memories of Our History)

A Castalia Ballet, under the direction of Leddy Torres Marín

Castalia, in Greek mythology, was a nymph whom Apollo transformed into a fountain at Delphi, at the base of Mt. Helicon. Castalia could inspire the genius of poetry to those who drank her waters or listened to their quiet sound. This sounds much like the power Mayans once believed to be present in the sacred waters of Yucatan. The sacred water was also used to clean the Delphian temples. Apollo consecrated Castalia to the Muses. Why this ballet in Yucatan? This ballet is a particular favorite of the National Ballet of Cuba, where it is danced to the music of Strauss.

Location: Plaza Principal, Suma de Hidalgo
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Expo: Los Pinceles de la García Ginerés (Brushes of Garcia Ginerés)

The works of Manuel Lizama
Location: Centro Cultural José Martí at Parque de Las Americas, Calle 20 and Avenida Colon.
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The 25th Anniversary of the Chamber Orchestra of UADY

Under the direction of Manuel Pérez Concha.

This is going to be a night to remember. This is one of the finest orchestras in the entire world, so you can just imagine the performance they will give on such a momentous occasion! This is a “must see” event!

Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 between 57 and 59
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

Yucatan Living Yucatan Sings and Dances

Trío Los Nobles y el Ballet Folclórico del Instituto Mexicano de Arte perform their songs and dances.

Location: Teatro Carlos Acereto, Calle 55 # 490 B by 38
Time: 8:30 PM

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Encuentro con la Danza y la Música ( Encounter with Dance and Music)
Performed by the Graduates of Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes (CEBA)
Location: Teatro Mérida
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The Sounds and Voices of My Land: Con y Ancona

Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala Pérez, Calle 60 No. 495 x 59 y 61, Centro
Admission: For ticket information, call: 924-0277 or 928-6863

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema Double Feature
Location: Videosala at the Olimpo (Calle 61 x Calle 62)
Admission: Free


  • First Feature: Black Tears (Netherlands & Cuba, 1998)
    Directed by Sonia Herman Dolz with the musicians of "the Old Trova Santiaguera"
    For: the entire family
    Time: 6:00 PM

  • Second Feature: Suddenly Last Summer (United States, 1959)
    Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Katherine Hepburn, two great ladies of American cinema in a film based on a play by Tennesee Williams. Both actresses were nominated for Academy Awards for this film, which was wrought with production problems as the two actresses fought for attention and top billing. The film also stars Montgomery Clift, who was apparently battling a drug addiction at the time.
    Time: 8:00 P.M.

    Chan Cil of Merida YucatanYucatan Living Chan Cil y otros Precursores de la Canción Yucateca (Chan Cil and other Precursors of Yucatecan Music)
    Presentation of the Chan Cil Songbook. Chan Cil was a very famous trova composer, considered one of the fathers of trova music. His real name was Cirilo Baqueiro Preve and he wrote his songs in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. This concert should have some beautiful music.

    Location: Teatro Peón Contreras
    Time: 9:00 PM
    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

     

    Yucatan Living "To Remember is to Live"

    A dance for those of us who want to get home a little earlier. Again, the Big Band sound of the magical Jaranara Orchestra.

    Location: Parque Zoológico del Centenario (The Zoo), Calle 59 at Avenida Itzaes
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Yucatan Serenade

    The signature romantic serenade of Merida and romantic heart of the City.

    Location: Parque Santa Lucía , Calle 60 and 55, Downtown
    Time: 9:00 PM
    Admission: Free

    Friday (Viernes) November 16, 2007


    Yucatan Living Baila Merida ( Merida Dances)

    Intended for the older crowd, this dance moves to a different park each week.

    Location this week: Parque de Santa Ana, Calle 60 x 46 y 45 Centro
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Theater: Olé My Indian Blood

    Performed by the Theater Group of UADY, under the direction of Mtro. Willy Paredes

    Location: Centro Cultural José Martí, Parque de Las Américas, Calle 20 and Avenida Colon
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend

    Mexican Nostalgias, A funny, poetic, musical comedy. Under the direction of: Mtra. Nancy Roche

    Location: Auditorium at the Olimpo (Calle 61 x Calle 62)
    For: Adolescents and Adults
    Time: 9:00 PM
    Admission: General: $50, Students and INAPAM: $30

    Yucatan Living Cinema from Chile, The Arrival of Democracy

    See Tuesday for event details.

    Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Mérida
    Times: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Noche de los Publivoros in Merida YucatanYucatan Living La Noche de los Publívoros 2007

    This show is a little on the “modern” side, it focuses on publicity and marketing and is a showcase of the "best" TV Ads from around the world. The name Publívoros is a made-up word that means "Publicity Eaters". This is their website: La Noche de los Publívoros 2007

    Location: Teatro Mérida
    Time: 6:00 PM

    Admission: Call for ticket information: 924-0040 y 924-9990

    Yucatan Living Alas y Raíces (Wings and Roots)

    A workshop and spectacular by Payasito Cejitas

    Location: The Auditorium in Bokobá
    Time: 6:00 PM
    For: Children
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Lectura en Atril de Leyendas Mayas

    A Reading of Mayan Lectures by The Alternating Scene Group. This is part of the Enhance Your Museum Campaign.

    Location: Museum of the City
    Time: 7:00 PM
    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Mosaico Coral de Otoño

    Choral Music of Autumn performed by the Coro Polifónico of ICY, under the direction of Víctor Manuel Rubio Ramírez.

    Location: In the Church in Tizimín
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Theater: Espejo Dos (Mirror Two)

    Performed by: Compañía Teatral Kinchil (the Theater Company Kinchil)
    Location: First floor of the Municipal Palace, Hocabá
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Theater: Olé My Indian Blood

    Performed by the Theater Group of UADY. Under the direction of Mtro. Willy Paredes.

    Location: Centro Cultural José Martí, Parque de Las Américas
    For: the entire family
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Coro de la Hacienda San Francisco

    The Choir of the Hacienda San Francisco, under the direction of Eduardo Zarracino

    Location: The Church in Baca
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Excitement for the Children

    The Children’s Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica Infantil) is such an inspiration, even to adults. Imagine their range of influence on the outlook of children in rural Yucatan! We hope to see many more performances like this!

    Location: Plaza Principal, Santa Elena
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Otoño en Flor (Autumn in Flower)

    A recital of Yucateco Trova by Rondalla Juan Acereto and the Trío Trovanova

    Location: Centro Cultural Mejorada, Calle 59 No. 426 x 50 Centro, on the south side of Parque de la Mejorada
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Troveros Universitarios (The University Troveros)

    What a wonderful show this will be!

    Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto (inside UADY’s courtyard)
    Time: 8:30 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Music: Café Peña K’aay T’aan

    Eduardo Cervera, Francisco Iván, Marco Gamboa, Belém y Bárbara Lobatón
    Location: Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 no. 503 A x 64 y 66, Centro.
    Time: 8:30 PM
    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Añoranzas Mexicanas (Mexican Nostalgias)

    Performed by: Grupo La Farándula , under the direction of Nancy Roche
    Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo (Calle 61 x Calle 62)
    Time: 9:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Serenata Universitaria (University Serenade)

    Performed by the Folkloric Ballet of UADY, the name of this ballet is México de Mis Recuerdos (Mexico of My Memories). You want to see this ballet group perform. They are the ones whose costumes have won more awards that most famous dancers and actors ever will.

    Location: The Patio of the Cultural Center at UADY, Calle 60 at Calle 57
    Time: 9:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Concierto Rachmaninov
    by the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra

    Performed by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán, under the direction of Guest Director Félix Carrasco

    Location: Teatro Peón Contreras
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: For Ticket Information Call: 924-3954 or 924-3843

    Yucatan Living ¿Dónde está el canto? (Where Is The Song?)

    A performance by Víctor Martínez, one of Yucatan ‘s favorite voices of trova.

    Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala Pérez, Calle 60 No. 495 x 59 y 61, Centro
    Time: 9:00 PM

    Admission: For Ticket Information Call: 924-0277 or 928-6863

    Saturday (Sabado) November 17, 2007

    Yucatan Living Primer Gran Tianguis de Arte y Cultura Populares

    In celebration of the 27th Anniversary of the Museum of Popular Art in Yucatan, there will be a Gran Tianguis in the park! A tianguis is a marketplace, usually of artesanias. And this is going to be a big one, apparently! This will be a great opportunity to pick up locally made goods… everything from honey candies to embroidered huipiles to candles and carvings.

    Location: Parque de Mejorada, Calle 50 at Calle 59
    Time: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

    Admission: Free

    Night of the Demon playing in MeridaYucatan Living Movie Cycle: Terror and Suspense

    Curse of the Demon, aka Night of the Demon, Starring Dana Andrews (Great Britain, 1957)

    Location: Videosala at the Olimpo (Calle 61 x Calle 62)
    For: Adolescents and Adults
    Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
    Admission: Free

     

    Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Mexican Nostalgias

    A funny, poetic, musical comedy Under the direction of: Mtra. Nancy Roche

    Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo
    For: Adolescents and Adults
    Time: 9:00 PM
    Admission: General: $50, Students and INAPAM: $30

    Yucatan Living Noche Mexicana (Mexican Night)

    An outdoor performance that brings the folklore of all of Mexico to Merida! Music and partying under the stars!

    Location: Beginning of Paseo Montejo, Calle 56 A between 47 and 49
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living En el Corazón de Mérida

    Outdoor concerts, sidewalk cafes, shopping at night – its all here!

    Tonight: Concerts by Trío Trovanova, Mozú La Voz , and Grupo Acústico in Parque de Santa Lucía (Calle 60 at Calle 55)
    Location: Also in Plaza Grande, Centro
    Time: Saturday nights, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Cinema from Chile, The Arrival of Democracy

    See Tuesday for event details.

    Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Mérida
    Times: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Theater: Bajo Tierra, de David Olguín

    Under the direction of Francisco Solís, with Analí Gómez and Roberto Franco

    Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala Pérez
    Time: 8:30 PM

    Admission: For Ticket Information Call: 924-0277 and 928-6863

    Yucatan Living Lectura en Atril de Leyendas Mayas, A Reading of the Legends of the Mayans

    Performed by the Alternating Scene Group, under the direction of Jorge Chablé

    Location: Plaza Principal, Muna
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Music: Si de Amor se Trata

    Performed by María Medina

    Location: Teatro Peón Contreras
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: For Ticket Information Call: 924-3954 and 924-3843

    Yucatan Living Primer Acto del Ballet Don Quijote (First Act of the Ballet Don Quixote)

    The Music of Ludwig Minkus, performed by Compañía Provincial de Ballet (the Provincial Ballet Company

    Location: Municipal Auditorium of Dzidzantún
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Music: Espirituales Negros (Negro Spirituals)

    Performed by the Coro Cámara de Yucatán (Chamber Chorus of Yucatan), Under the direction of Jonathán Rentería

    Location: At the Church in Tahmek
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living ¡A Marchar! (To March!)

    A performance by the Juvenile Band of ICY under the direction of Luis Luna Guarneros

    Location: First Floor of the Municipal Palace in Acanceh
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Ballet Folklórico del Estado de Yucatán (The Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan )

    Under the direction of Raúl Castillo Alfaro

    Location: First floor of the Municipal Palace in Celestún
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Sunday (Domingo) November 18, 2007

    Nautilus under the Sea Yucatan Living Documentary at the Museum of Natural History
    This week:

    Prehistoric Life: The Sea Coast

    Location: Calle 59 # 648 x 84 y 84 A on the north side of the Zoo.
    For: the whole family
    Time: At noon
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living In You, There is a Trumpet Genius

    A program of didactic musical instruments. Under the direction of: Mtra. Dory Flores Pale

    Location: Auditorium at the Olimpo (Calle 61 x Calle 62)
    For: The entire family
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend
    The Camerata Académica de Mérida will perform a program called The Cord Through Time, under the artistic direction of Mtro José Luis Chan Sabido.

    Location: the Auditorium of the Olimpo
    For: Adults and children over the age of 6
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Another Wilbert Herrera Puppet Show
    This one is entitled Creacreativo and is a message of illusion and fantasy. This time, the show will include a spoof of Cinderella.

    Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Parque de las Americas
    For: the entire family
    Time: 12:00 PM (noon)

    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Concierto Rachmaninov
    Performed by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán, under the direction of Guest Director Félix Carrasco

    Location: Teatro Peón Contreras
    Time: 12:00 PM

    Admission: For Ticket Information Call: 924-3954 or 924-3843

    Yucatan Living Ahora Danzón… y Algo Más (Now Danzón… and Something More)
    A performance by the Orquesta del Recuerdo de la SPV (Orchestra of Memory) and the State Folkloric Ballet.

    Location: Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 no. 503 A x 64 y 66, Centro.
    Time: 4:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Cinema from Chile,
    The Arrival of Democracy

    See Tuesday for details

    Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Mérida
    Times: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living The Cord Through Time
    The Camerata Académica de Mérida will perform under the artistic direction of Mtro José Luis Chan Sabido.

    Location: Auditorium at the Olimpo (Calle 61 x Calle 62)
    For: Adults and children over the age of 6
    Time: 6:00 PM

    Admission: Free

    Yucatan Living Mosaico Coral de Otoño
    Choral Music of Autumn performed by the Coro Polifónico of ICY, under the direction of Víctor Manuel Rubio Ramírez.

    Location: Teatro José Peón Contreras
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Sentimientos de mi Tierra (Feelings of My Land)
    A performance by Los Hermanos Ruz

    Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala Pérez
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: For Ticket Information Call: 924-0277 y 928-6863

    Yucatan Living México en la Piel (Mexico in the Skin)
    Performed by the Orquesta Típica Yukalpetén, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera

    Location: First floor of the Municipal Palace, Umán
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Dance: Papeles de Guerra (Papers of War) de Lidya Romero
    Under the direction of Víctor Salas

    Location: First floor of the Municipal Palace in Baca
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Admission: None Listed, Assume Free

    Yucatan Living Sunday mornings is for Dogs
    Dogs in Merida Mexico

    A “play-date” for dogs!

    Location: In the grass-covered parking lot behind the Hyatt Hotel: north on Calle 60, right on Calle 35, just past Siqueff Restaurant.

    Parking lot entrance is on the left.

    Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM (bring water for you and your dog)

    Yucatan Living The Bici-Ruta
    The Bici-Ruta continues into the fall and winter. Every Sunday, it begins early, at 8:00 AM, though we see them setting up as early as 7:00 am, and ends at noon. Last week, they were setting up for a live concert when we were walking the dogs on Paseo Montejo. The route begins in Ermita and San Juan Parks, passes through Centro and then travels down Paseo Montejo, to include Fiesta Americana, and Paseo de Montejo at the corners of Calles 45, 43, 31, and 29. If you want to play chess, go to the sidewalk outside the Museum of Anthropology on Paseo Montejo at 9 am and pick up a game! There is a complete listing of activities, including sports, music, and craft events on the Bici-Ruta website.

    Bicycle Route on Sundays in MeridaLocation: Begins at Parque de la Ermita, through the Plaza Grande, out Paseo Montejo, and Ends at the glorieta on Prolongation Paseo Montejo (by Burger King).
    Time: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 PM
    Admission: Free

    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. There’s also usually a musical concert in the garden at the MACAY Museum, just off the Paseo de la Revolución next to the main cathedral. If the crowd starts to get to you, go to the museum (entrance is free). Sit around the fountain or walk through the galleries and listen to the live music. Or wander up Calle 60 to Santa Lucia Park, 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) Dancing at Santa Lucia Park on Sunday morning
    Time: 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM
    Admission: Free, of course…

    Yucatan Living Sunday at the MACAY
    There is a musical concert in the garden at the MACAY Museum, just off the Paseo de la Revolución next to the main cathedral. If the Merida en Domingo crowd starts to get to you, go to the museum (entrance is free). Sit around the fountain or walk through the galleries and listen to the live music.

    Location: In the Garden at the MACAY (next to the Cathedral)
    Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Admission: Free

     

    …and don’t think this was all that was going on in Yucatan this week… we left out the shows and activities for children, including a performance of “The Magic of Oz.” There would never be time enough to showcase all of the cultural opportunities in Yucatan in any given week, but we do our best to pick those events that we feel best suit our readers. If you would like to know more about children’s programming or literature, leave us a comment and we will see what we can do to accommodate your needs.


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    3 Responses to “Events: Dance, Music and Movies Galore!”

    1. Hola,

      I am coming to Merida this winter, and will be in town over new years. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for events that would be taking place then?

      Gracias,

      Jason

    2. There will be some events going on, Jason. Just keep reading our weekly Events page, which publishes every Monday. This culture is not known for advertising things well in advance, but we put events up here as soon as we know about them. We’ll be sure to give people as much heads-up as possible on the holidays!

    3. Can’t ever say enough times–thank you so much for all you do. This site makes Merida come alive for those who live there and for those who are still waiting…
      Sincerely, NW

      Coming on Tuesday and can’t wait for the Monday post to see what’s up!

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