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Events: End of Festival of the City

This Week… starting January 18

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Temax Fiesta  7 Day Event (Last Week of January)Temax, Yucatan
This fiesta is in honor of la Virgen de la Purísima Concepción. This year, it begins on Saturday, January 23th. There will be 6 more municipal fiestas beginning next week, so get to this one early! Temax is located a couple of small municipalities inland from the beach, at about the center of our coastline. They are close enough to the beach that turtles are listed as part of the wildlife found there. Of the 3,231 folks who live in Temax, 2,392 are Mayans and Mayan is the principal language spoken there. Temax has some of the most exciting recent (20th century) history in all of Yucatan. Read about it HERE

 

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) January 18, 2010

Yucatan Living Martin Luther King Day


Yucatan Living Music: Voices in the Olimpo
This performance is under the direction of Christian Sanchez.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) January 19, 2010

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan
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 Music: Its All Jazz
This performance is by the Academic Chamber Orchestra of Merida and Agrupacion Ka’an, under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido. What a wonderful performance this is going to be!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: FreeOrpheus Quartet. Merida

Yucatan Living Music: A Walk With Music by the Orpheus Quartet
This marvelous group is from UADY and it just doesn’t get any better than this. Every performance is wonderful and no one has ever come away without being glad they came.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Profound Tango
Choreographer: Victor Cervantes.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: FranticFrantic
This is a 1988 Roman Polanski film starring Harrison Ford. Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes while the couple is visiting Paris. To recover her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops and triplicate-form bureaucrats. Ultimately – and reluctantly – he must try a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells about the woman’s kidnappers.
Location: Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) January 20, 2010

Yucatan Living Dance: El Camino del Caracol (The Way of the Snail)
Choreographer: Betsabe Castillo
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Multidisciplinary Event: Pilgrim’s Passion
These shows usually have a combination of music, dance and theater. They have also been known to include an art showing. This one is under the direction of Raquel Araujo
Location: Centro Cultural Carlos Acereto (Calle 55 x 28 y 40)
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: A Tribute to Two of the Greats: Jose Jose and Emmanuel
These are two of the most romantic voices to ever grace Yucatan and this should be an excellent performance!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Alfredo Rodriguez in Concert.
Alfredo Rodriguez is one of the participants in the Cuba-Yucatan cultural exchange last year. We are more than happy to welcome him back.
Location: Teatro del IMSS (Calle 34 # 51, Col. Industrial (T1)
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) January 21, 2010

Yucatan Living Music: My Freedom
This is a performance by Alina Campos
Location: Teatro del IMSS. Calle 34 No. 439 x  41 Col. Industrial (T1)
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Traditional Serenata Yucateca
This is not just any serenade. This performance is by Mozu, La Voz, and it is entitled A Ti Flor del Mayab. It should be a wonderful performance, as all of his are.
Location: Parque Santa Lucia. Calle 60 x 55
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: FreeInvincible

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: Invincible
This is a 2001 Werner Herzog movie starring Tim Roth. A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.
Location: Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17 Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Film: TBD
We never know what they are going to show here when we publish this list, but we update it later in the week. The films are usually documentaries, and always good. The chairs are hard, though… bring a pillow!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $20 pesos


 

Friday (Viernes) January 22, 2010

Yucatan Living Note: Tonight’s performances end the 468th Anniversary of the City of Merida. Carnival parades and activities begin one week from tomorrow.

Yucatan Living Slow Foods Farmer’s Market
This organic farmer’s market will launch on Friday, January 22, 2010, and will be held every Friday after that. Vendors who wish to sell their products at the Farmer’s Market must send a solicitation describing the product and retail prices to David Sterling Los Dos Cooking School, Calle 68 No. 517, Colonia Centro. You may also e-mail chefsterling [at] los-dos [dot] com
Location: Calle 31 # 70 x 12 y 14, Col. Chuburna de Hidalgo
Phone: 999-928-1116
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Maya Fragments
This performance is Choreographed by Alfonso Garcia
Location: Parque de las Americas, in the Concha Acustica, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 6:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Brief Episodes of Everyday Women
This is a performance by Tatzudanza
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Passion and Vertigo
This is a performance by the Group “Tango Ritual”
Location: Teatro del IMSS. Calle 34 No. 439 x 41 Col. Industrial (T1)
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Don PasqualDon Pasqual Opera in Merida, Yucatan
Please visit the website of The Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan,where you will find not only a synopsis for Don Pasquale, but you can actually download the script! This performance is an opera in 3 acts. Hear the voices of Charles Oppenheim as Don Pasquale, Josue Ceron as Dottor Malatesta, Victor Hernandez as Ernesto, Veronica Lelo de Larrea as Norina, Edgar Gil as Notario, and Pablo Mungia as Mayordomo. Musical Director is Rodrigo Macias, Scenic Director is Jose Antonio Morales, and Costumes and Graphic Scenery by Rosa Blanes Rex and Jose Antonio Morales. Come and watch the drama created by the people in the dreams of Don Pasquale. This one is a classic!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday performances: 9:00 PM
Admission: $ 400, $ 350, $ 300 and $ 200 pesos. 25% discount for INAPAM and Children
More Information: 923-1334 and 923-1335

Yucatan Living Music: Mexico and the Memories
This will be a performance by Rubi, who is one of the most gifted voices in Merida.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 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 The Transporter

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: The Transporter
This is a 2002 Corey Yuen film starring Jason Statham. This film is about a man (Statham) whose job is to deliver packages without asking any questions. Complications arise when he breaks those rules.
Location: Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: VII Concurso de Bailes de Salon
The 7th Contest of Ballroom Dancing
Location: Remate Paseo de Montejo (Calle 47 x 58, Centro)
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sábado) January 23, 2010

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 The Legendary Yucatones in Izamal Again!Yucatones in Izamal
Hotel Macan ché and the H. Ayuntamiento de Izamal are proud to welcome the Legendary Yucatones back to the palacio in Izamal! This will be the third appearance here for the Dynamic Duo and the buzz is in the air. The concert is absolutely free and will feature all of the great covers the guys are famous for! Also, Alfred Rordame will lead on the Manic Musical Masters with an introductory North Indian Raga (abbreviated version–really folks, these things can go on for hours!) accompanied by that Purveyor of Percussion, Lorenzo Maggs.
Location: The Palacio in Izamal
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free for the show. Special Overnight Packages with FREE Indian Dinner Offered at Hotel Macan ché
To reserve email macanche [at] gmail [dot] com or call 988-954-0287
For more info see www.macanche.com

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: Live presentations and videos: Radiohead and Thom Yorke
Location: Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living A Traditional Robert Burns Night
Sorry – no bagpipes, but there will be pipe music with a live concert.
Menu includes: Cock-Leekie Soup, Caladonian Stew, Bashed Neeps, Scots Beets, Typsey Laird, and Scotch Coffees.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 #547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida
Time: 7:30 PM (note new time!)
Admission: $100 pesos, max guests: 40. Tickets must be collected in advance due to catering. Available from hotel reception now.
Phone: 999-924-0103 
Website:
www.casazamna.webs.com

 

Sunday (Domingo) January 24, 2010

Yucatan Living The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Don Pasquale
Please visit the website of The Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan,where you will find not only a synopsis for Don Pasquale, but you can actually download the script! This performance is an opera in 3 acts. Hear the voices of Charles Oppenheim as Don Pasquale, Josue Ceron as Dotto Malatesta, Victor Hernandez as Ernesto, Veronica Lelo de Larrea as Norina, Edgar Gil as Notario, and Pablo Mungia as Mayordomo. Musical Director is Rodrigo Macias, Scenic Director is Jose Antonio Morales, and Costumes and Graphic Scenery by Rosa Blanes Rex and Jose Antonio Morales. Come and watch the drama created by the people in the dreams of Don Pasquale. This one is a classic!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Sunday performances 12:00 PM
Admission: $ 400, $ 350, $ 300 and $ 200 pesos. 25% discount for INAPAM and Children
More Information: 923-1334 and 923-133512 Angry Men

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: 12 Angry Men
This is a 1957 Sidney Lumet film starring Martin Balsam, Lee J. Cobb, John Fiedler, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Jack Warden, Henry Fonda, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley. A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
Location: Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17 Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Jan. 29: Women’s Dance in Progreso
If you have never been to a Women’s Dance, this is an experience you can’t afford to miss! This dance is a pre-Carnival event hosted by the Ladies’ Volunteer Trust for the San Joaquin Nursing Home. Trejo Yenely Nadal will be crowned Queen and there will be a costume contest after she is crowned (yes – you wear a costume). …and then there will be the performances by the 46 “Divas” – and you have not seen anything like this outside of Las Vegas! (except that some of these dance lines have 2 and 3 generations in them). The main thing here is to have a wonderful time – no men allowed – and all proceeds go to help support the nursing home. If you cannot attend this Women’s Dance – there will be several in Merida. We will try to find them and let you know when and where.
Location: Local Office of the MLC, located on the west side of El Playon.
Time: 9:00 PM (why so early?) “until”
Admission: $100 pesos. Tickets and table reservations can be requested at the home of Mrs. Elda Manzano, located on Calle 33, opposite the main park.

Yucatan Living Carnival 2010: Merida, YucatanCarnival, Merida 2010
The following is a list of the official activities and parades in the City of Merida during Carnival. There will be others, including parades in all of the villages and outlying municipalities. We will add them as they are sent to us.

Saturday: Jan. 30, 2010: Coronation of the Kings and Queens of Carnival
Location: On the Archery Field of the Complejo Deportivo Inalámbrica
Time: 7:30 PM

Saturday: Feb. 6, 2010: Pre-Carnival: Grand Costume Contest
Location: Parque de la Colonia Aleman
Time: 6:00 PM

Wednesday: Feb. 10, 2010: Quema del Mal Humor (Burning of Bad Moods)
Location: Lower Floor of the Municipal Palace
Time: 8:00 PM

Thursday: Feb. 11, 2010: Pre-School Parade
Location: From the Municipal Palace to Parque Santa Lucia
Time: 4:00 PM

Friday: Feb. 12, 2010: Pirates Parade
Location: From the Monumento a la Patria to Parque de San Juan
Time: 7:00 PM

Saturday: Feb. 13, 2010: Parade of Fantasia
Location: From the Monumento a la Patria to Parque de San Juan
Time: 7:00 PM

Sunday: Feb. 14, 2010: Parade de Bachata
Well – its certainly shorter to say Bachata than “Laissez et la bon temps rouler!” – and easier to spell too! This is a parade to make some noise and have a good time!
Location: From the Monumento a la Patria to Parque de San Juan
Time: 12:00 PM

Monday: Feb. 15, 2010: Regional Parade
Location: From the Monumento a la Patria to Parque de San Juan
Time: 7:00 PM

Tuesday: Feb. 16, 2010: Battle of Flowers Parade
Location: From the Monumento a la Patria to Parque de San Juan
Time: 12:00 PM

Wednesday: Feb. 17, 2010: Burning of Juan Carnival
Location: Plaza Grande
Time: 7:00 PM

Yucatan Living The Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan
Don’t forget to sneak a peek at the coming offerings from the Symphonic Orchestra this Spring. Stars we will see include: Christopher Collins (violin) in February, Robbin Blanco (classical guitar) in March, Alfredo Arjona (piano) in April, Luis Mora (clarinet) in May, and the big finale to the entire season is… Carmen (the opera) is back in June for six performances! …and you will never guess who is singing in the role of Carmen! Carla Dirlikov! Carla is a young friend of ours and the U.S. Cultural Envoy to Mexico. What a season!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday performances: 9:00 PM, Sunday performances 12:00 PM
Admission:$150, $100, $80 and $60 pesos. 25% discount for children and INAPAM
More Information: 923-1334 and 923-1335

Yucatan Living Semilla Yoga Workshops: January 29, 30, & 31
Moving in the 5 Energies with Jnanan Dakini.
Location: Calle 11 # 206 x 24 y 26, Col. Garcia Generes
Admission: $1,500 pesos
Phone: (999) 920-5361

Yucatan Living January 31: Merida English Language Library Chili Cook Off
This is the biggest event of the year at M.E.L.L. If you want to cook, please get in touch with M.E. L.L. now!
E-mail: meridaenglishlibrary [at] hotmail [dot] com

Yucatan Living Saturday: April 3: Sir Elton John To Sing at Chichen ItzaElton John in Chichen Itza
This performance is one that many have been waiting for, but only a few will enjoy! This singer-composer-pianist has sold over 250 million records and has had more than 50 hit songs. There is not a generation in the past 40 years that has not had their age defined by one of his masterpieces. If you miss getting a reserved ticket, we are certain there will be other opportunities to get a ticket between now and the time of the concert. We will keep you informed with all the latest on this exciting event.
Admission: $10,000 pesos, $7,000 pesos, $5,000 pesos, $3,000 pesos, $2,000 pesos and $1,000 pesos.
Tickets on sale: www.ticketmaster.com.mx and Siglo XXI Convention Center

 

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2 Responses to “Events: End of Festival of the City”

  1. Would it be possible for you to obtain and publish a list of church services at the Cathedral for major feast days like Christmas and Easter? Last year we missed the Easter service and I wished I’d known in advance. If you don’t have their schedule, do you know where we could access it? Many thanks.

  2. Here you go:

    Rector Lic. Roberto Cuellar Portillo

    Masses:
    Monday through Saturday, 7 am, 8:15 am, 11:15 am, 5:15pm, and 6:30 pm
    Sundays: 7am, 8 am,10 am, 11am, 12 pm, 5 pm y 6:30pm

    Confessions: Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 12 pm

    TEL: 924-7777 ,928-6131

    For special dates, Christmas (Dec 24) and New Year’s Eve (Dec 31), there is a 10 pm and a 12 pm mass. Semana Santa 2010 is from March 27 to April 4, and Easter week is from April 4th to the 11th. They usually have festivities starting Sunday 28 (Palm Sunday) and then the major days are Holy Thursday and Holy Friday and then Sunday again (Resurrection Sunday). We are not sure about the times for the special masses, but we’ll look into it.

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