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Events: End of Summer

This Week… starting August 29, 2011


There are some choice events this week, but not the usual onslaught of activities. That’s because people are either wrapping up their summers at the beach or heading back to school this week. In the next few weeks, we expect all sorts of new events to be added to our calendar… so take advantage of this week to perhaps visit one of the fiestas outside of Merida. A trip to the Yucatan countryside is never disappointing!

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Hunucma Fiesta at Sisal: August 31 – Sept. 6
This fiesta is in honor of Cristo de Hunucma. The main artisan activities of the municipality are the preparation of typical clothes, the manufacture of henequén fiber shoes and coconut carving. Hunucma YucatanThe artisans here also excel in the making of jewelry and in leatherwork. Hunucma is close by, a charming town and this should be an easy end-of-summer day trip.

Yucatan Living Cuzamá Fiesta: Sept. 1 – Sept. 8
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 Sucilá Fiesta: Sept. 2 – Sept. 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 Sotuta Fiesta: Sept. 4 – Sept. 8
This fiesta is in honor of the birth of the Virgin. In the municipal head (county seat) 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.

 

In the City of Merida

 

Monday (Lunes) August 29, 2011

Yucatan Living See our list of ongoing events for events on Monday

 

Tuesday (Martes) August 30, 2011Beatles Over Me

Yucatan Living Concert: Beatles Over Me
This is a performance of Beatles music by the Antologia Rock Band, with special guest Yuli Viveros.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: $60 pesos
For more information, Call: (999) 224-3435

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) August 31, 2011Music Museum

Yucatan Living Monthly Concert: Remembering Our Composers
This month’s program features Maricarmen Perez (with her own guitar and singing her own songs), as well as Trios “Los Nobles” and “Despertar.” Don’t miss seeing this excellent songstress in a magnificent old-Merida setting!
Location: Museo de la Canción Yucateca, (calle 57 x 48, Mejorada)
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admisión: $20 pesos

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 01, 2011

Yucatan Living Clausurado…
Usually we would tell you to check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event. However, at the moment, LA68 has been closed down, so no movies are showing until further notice. We will let you know (here and on our Facebook page) as soon as we hear that it is open! 
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

 

Friday (Viernes) September 02, 2011

Yucatan Living  Clausurado…
Usually we would tell you to check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event. However, at the moment, LA68 has been closed down, so no movies are showing until further notice. We will let you know (here and on our Facebook page) as soon as we hear that it is open! 
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Denis’ TGIF NAFFTA Cocktail Party: September 2, 2011
Denis’ parties are a monthly get-together for the national and international community of Merida. A great chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones too! This one is in a new restaurant downtown… a good chance to try something new.
Location: This month: Vida Catrina Restaurante, Calle 60 # 501 x 59, Centro. There are two entrances: one from Calle 59, the other from Calle 60
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Friday
Admission: No cover. Cash bar and botanas are provided.

 

Saturday (Sabado) September 03, 2011

Yucatan Living  Clausurado…
Usually we would tell you to check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event. However, at the moment, LA68 has been closed down, so no movies are showing until further notice. We will let you know (here and on our Facebook page) as soon as we hear that it is open! 
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students. Madame Butterfly

Yucatan Living 2nd Season: Operas at the Movies: Madame Butterfly
As Opera Yucatan begins its second season, we are pleased to announce that 1,500 people came to these performances during the first season. This season will present eleven new operas beginning in September 2011 and concluding in June 2012.
Location: Movie Theaters at Siglo XXI Convention Center (all 1st Saturdays)
Time: Brief Talk: 11:30 AM, Movie Begins: 12:00 PM
Admission: $50 peso donation to Opera Yucatan

Sunday (Domingo) September 04, 2011

Yucatan Living Documentary: Prohibited Depths
This documentary explores the rich waters off of the southern coast of Cuba
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Beginning of the Symphony Season
September 9 and 11 (Friday and Sunday)
Yucatan Symphony Orchestra
To celebrate their return to the Peon Contreras Theater and the beginning of Season XVI, the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan will open with a Gala Opera, which will include the participation of two privileged voices, winners of the first opera reality show in Mexico. The competition was called Opera Prima, Voices of the Bicentennial, which was hosted by Channel 22 of Conaculta. Soprano Maria Patricia Santos was the First Place winner and Tenor Alan Pingarron won Second Place. This performance will be a musical journey through Italian opera of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, spanning no less than four genres.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday: 9:00 PM  Sunday: 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available Online and at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Rummage Sale to Support Chelem Toy Drive: September 10, 2011
All proceeds of this sale will go to benefit the Chelem Christmas Dreams Toy Drive. Included in the sale are name brand clothes in all sizes. Some new with tags at a fraction of the original price. To view the clothes go to this link Name Brand Clothes. Many more clothes and items will be added. If you have anything you would like to donate please contact First Mate Mary on Yolisto by PM or call her at 999-137-3521. After Sept. 2, you can drop donations by her casa or call her and make arrangements for her to pick them up. Please spread the news to your friends and come and shop until you drop.
Location: In front of the green government building in Chelem
Time: Begins at 8:00 AM
Admission: Free but bring plenty of cash and plan to shop til you drop.The Relics of Pope John Paul II

Yucatan Living The Relics of Pope John Paul II to Visit Merida: October 1, 2011
The relics of Yucatan’s beloved Pope John Paul II will be on display in Campeche on Friday, September 30, in Merida on Saturday, October 1, in Cancun on Sunday, October 2, and in Chetumal on Monday, October 3. The relics include a wax figure of the late pontiff.
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Admission: Certainly is free

Yucatan Living Operas at the Movies: Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart: October 1
This season will present eleven new operas beginning in September 2011 and concluding in June 2012.
Location: Movie Theaters at Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: Brief Talk: 11:30 AM, Movie Begins: 12:00 PM (all 1st Saturdays)
Admission: $50 peso donation to Opera Yucatan

Yucatan Living Tekax Expo Feria del Comercio 2011: Mid-October
More than fifty local merchants and artisans will have their best work on display. While you’re there, don’t forget to go by the Furniture Mart (Mueblería de Mart) to see the hand-carved pieces by Jorge Martin Zapata. His work is currently being shown in the galleries of the better hotels in the tourist zone in Quintana Roo.
Location: Tekax
Dates, Times: More as we receive it
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Semi-Finals for New Voices of the MayabNew Voices of the Mayab
October 21: Valladolid
October 28: Progreso

There will be 12 contestants each night. This is the 4th year of this contest. It all culminates in a huge event during the State Fair at X’matquil in November. This contest began after there was a contest to replace Timbiriche members as they aged out of the famous young group. When the contests were over, 600 young people in Yucatan had been identified as having voices that would be of commercial value. Yucatan immediately took advantage of this newly discovered natural resource and we now enjoy some of the best young voices, in both choirs and commercial groups, in the world.

Yucatan Living Joaquin Sabina in Concert: October 30, 2011
Singer Joaquin Sabina brings his new tour “El Penultimo Tren” to Merida.
Location: Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI, Calle 60 Norte #299-E Ex-Codemex, Col. Revolución, Between Gran Plaza and Liverpool 
Time: TBA
Admission: Tickets at Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI
Prices: $1,500 (Diamante), $1,200 (VIP), $900 (Platino), $600 (Oro) and $350 (Plata).
Info: 941-60-95 and 313-10-66.

Yucatan Living First Annual Merida Music Festival: November 20
All day music festival featuring 20 bands, including bands from Cuba, Ireland and the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan. Only 2000 tickets will be sold. The event will be catered by Hennessy’s, everyone’s favorite Irish pub. 
Location: At Hacienda Dzibikak… if you have never been there, this will be a great opportunity to see one of Yucatan’s lovely renovated haciendas.
Time: More information to follow.
Admission: Tickets will be $195 USD per person or $350 USD per couple.

 

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3 Responses to “Events: End of Summer”

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  2. I’ll be in Merida next weekend and I wanted to take my dad to the orchestra, unfortunately, tusboletos.mx only accepts Mexican-issued credit cards… and mine’s from Canada. Very disappointing !

  3. Miguel,
    You may still be able to get tickets at the box office. I would at least try – first thing when you arrive!

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