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Merida Events: Let There Be Music!




This Week… starting October 11, 2010

Municipal Fiestas This Week

There is only one municipal fiesta beginning this week – but what a fiesta it is! Look to Valladolid for the best festivals and fiestas on the entire peninsula! New fairgrounds, plenty of space, and loads to do!

Yucatan Living Valladolid Fiesta  16 Day Event
October 15 through October 29
This is the Fiesta of Cristo Rey (Christ the King). Look for leather goods, jewelry, clothing, and hammocks. This is also the land of the caballero, so horsemanship events and cattle shows will likely be on the agenda as well. For more, see the Working Gringos’ newest article on Valladolid.

 

In the City of MeridaOktoberfest in Merida, Mexico

Yucatan Living Oktoberfest-October 1 – 16
If you are having a bit of difficulty finding Oktoberfest events this year, not to worry. The Bierhaus Restaurant in Merida will be hosting its own Oktoberfest from October 1 through October 16. Specials will be offered during that time to celebrate everything German, including a large selection of German beers and German food.
Location: Calle 23 x 18, Colonia Mexico (in the north), just blocks from Chapur Norte.

 

Monday (Lunes) October 11, 2010

Yucatan Living 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan 2010 andConjunto Vocal Yucatan
25th Anniversary of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan
This is going to be one of the best performances of the week.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) October 12, 2010

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Romanticos
This performance is under the direction of Josue Burgos. Trio Los Romanticos is one of the best known of the trova groups that define the musical style of Yucatan. A visit to one of their performances is always a treat.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61Cafe Peña Kaay Taan
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 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan 2010 and
25th Anniversary of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan

If we were you, we would try to see as many of these performances as possible.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) October 13, 2010

Yucatan Living 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan 2010 and 25th Anniversary of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan
More wonderful choral music… how can you go wrong?
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free
Additional Performances: Uman @ 11:00 AM, Progreso, ISSSTE @ 5:00 PM, Auditorium of Universidad Modelo @ 5:00 PM, and Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez @ 6:00 PM

Yucatan Living A Fashion Show Benefiting Disabled Children
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, on the road to Progreso
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $220 pesos and are available through CRIT, Liverpool, Boutique 18.08, Boutique Aires, and Exersite Fitness Center.

 

Thursday (Jueves) October 14, 2010

Yucatan Living Music: Presentation of Disco Disculpe Usted
This is the unveiling of Maru Boeta’s newest CD. The performance is under the direction of Maru Boeta and Jose Marrufo Mena
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61Kings of Waltz
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Kings of Waltz: Edvin Marton, Vienna Strauss Orchestra
What a magnificent 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 2010 Art for Education: Reception Art Auction: October 14th
To ensure that students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged obtain a college education and that they graduate with success, Impulso Universitario raises funds and provides scholarships and personal development programs to disadvantaged (mostly rural) bright Yucatan students.
The annual Arte por la Educacion event is held every Fall. Artists donate artwork that is sold through a silent auction at Impulso Universitario’s offices.
Location: Impulso Universitario, Calle 62 #383, 45 x 47
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission:  Donate or buy some art!

Yucatan Living Movie: You remember how it is…
They don’t tell us until mid-week, and then we tell you! Check back!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

 

Friday (Viernes) October 15, 2010

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of YucatanOrquesta Sinfonica Yucatan
Tonight’s featured performer is Joaquin Melo, principal flute in the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan. Originally from Bogata, Colombia, Joaquin earned degrees in both Vienna and Zurich. Today, he is not only the principle flute in the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan, but also teaches flute at the Jose Jacinto Cuevas Music Center and at Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan. Guest Director for this evening’s performance is Enrique Barrios, General Director of the Mexican National System of Music. Needless to say, Enrique Barrios’ Resume easily boasts experience and honors around the world! There is little wonder that he has been named to the most prominent musical position in Mexico. Tonight, Enrique Barrios will direct the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan through works by Dukas, Dvorak, and Jacques Ibert’s Concierto para Flauta.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday: 9:00 PM
Admission:  $60, $80, $100, and $150 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age and for individuals with an INAPAM card.

Yucatan Living Performance & Guided Tour: Tales, Legends and More
This is actually a guided tour that is performed by the Independent Scenic Artists’ Collective of Yucatan that depicts many of the tales and legends of the Maya. Everyone loved it last year and it should be even better this year.
Location: Sala Permanentes in the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 9:00 AM Friday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living 3rd State Contest of Interpretation of Popular and Trova Yucateca Song
This performance features the New Voices of the Mayab. Keep watching these events, because they lead up to the winners at the State Fair in just another month.
Location: Valladolid
Time: 6:00 PM Friday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Concert: The Music is Here to Stay!
This is a performance by Las Maya Internacional, under the direction of Judit Perez Romero. This is a group that is never to be missed! Preview Las Maya Internacional on YouTube.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Art Show: Dos Mundos (Two Worlds): Carina Dumais Carina Dumais Show in Merida
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 “one 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, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Oct. 29 (when the models will be on hand)
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
You know how it is… we’ll tell you soon!
Location:LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

 

Saturday (Sabado) October 16, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Check back here on Wednesday… we’ll have all the info the, no doubt!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Tribute to Dance: Gitana
This is a performance by Tecnijazz… we don’t know much about them, but they sound interesting!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Multiple ManiacsManiacs
(U.S. 1970) Director: John Waters. Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. The traveling sideshow ‘Lady Divine’s Cavalcade of Perversions’ is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers, with Lady Divine herself the most vicious and depraved of all. Her life changes after she gets raped by a fifteen-foot lobster. Needless to say, this movie is listed under crime, horror and comedy and promises to be entertaining.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 x 47
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Art: A Collective Exhibition: Green Circle
This collection is by artists from the interior of the state of Yucatan.
Location: Galeria Callejon del Congreso in Teatro Peon Contreras
Time: 1:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Movie: RepulsionRepulsion by Polanski
(UK 1965) Director: Roman Polanski. This movie stars the lovely Catherine Denueve. Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, a sexually-repressed young beauty goes insane with surreal fantasies of seduction and rape.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

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. Just come on out… you’ll find us. Or check with us via our website www.ninosycrias.org

Yucatan Living Trova at Night: Fernando Leal and Grupo Vocal Incienso
This is a combination we have not heard before but, if past performances by Fernando Leal are any measure at all, this performance will be well worth attending. Fernando Leal has certainly always partnered with the best of the best in Yucatan!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Breast Cancer Awareness Paints the Town Pink: October 16 – 19
Oct. 16: Second Walk Against Breast Cancer, Estadio Salvador Alvarado, 9:00 AM
Oct. 17: Concert: Maria Teresa Gomez, Plaza Altabrisa, 5:00 PM
Oct. 19: The Monumento a la Patria (in Merida) and the Castillo de Chichen Itza will be flooded with pink lights to show support for breast cancer awareness and breast self-examination. There is even going to be an official song for this event.
Mexico reports 10,000 new cases of breast cancer each year, with 4,500 deaths. Yucatan reports 144 new cases of breast cancer per year with an average of 42 deaths. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death for women in Mexico, with breast cancer now in second place. Yucatones in Merida

Yucatan Living The Legendary Yucatones in Merida!
Enjoy the Legendary Yucatone’s first in-town gig of Autumn! Great sandwiches and salads, and a wild selection of adult beverages. The boys will start around 9 p.m. but come early, get a good seat, and have something to eat before the show.
Location:  El Hoyo Cafe, Calle 62 x 59 y 57
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) October 17, 2010

Yucatan Living Documentary: Living Between Water and Mud
Known forms of life on the coast between the sea and the beach, and their coping strategies.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Program 4
Tonight’s featured performer is Joaquin Melo,Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan principal flute in the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan. Originally from Bogata, Colombia, Joaquin earned degrees in both Vienna and Zurich. Today, he is not only the principle flute in the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan, but also teaches flute at the Jose Jacinto Cuevas Music Center and at Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan. Guest Director for this evening’s performance is Enrique Barrios, General Director of the Mexican National System of Music. Needless to say, Enrique Barrios’ Resume easily boasts experience and honors around the world! There is little wonder that he has been named to the most prominent musical position in Mexico. Tonight, Enrique Barrios will direct the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan through works by Dukas, Dvorak, and Jacques Ibert’s Concierto para Flauta.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras
Time: Friday: 9:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM
Admission:  $60, $80, $100, and $150 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age and for individuals with an INAPAM card.
Preview Seating Chart. 

Yucatan Living Movie: Pink FlamingosPmk Flamingos Movie
(U.S. 1977) Director: John Waters. The movie stars, of course, the fabulous Divine, Edith Massey, and Mink Stole. More comedy, crime and horror as notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie and Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission:  Free
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 x 47
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Classes at Habla – October & November

Scrolling Text: Teaching reading & writing through performances
These workshops are aimed at teachers, art educators, and members of the general public
interested in these practices. Due to limited space, reservations are required.
Dates: All workshops will be held on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Habla
Oct. 9: Introduction to the performance cycle.
Oct. 23: Read beyond the surface – Teaching for understanding.
Nov. 6: Inspiring writing – Connect the word with the world.
Nov. 27: Make performance! – The performance as a spectrum of possibilities.
Cost: $200 pesos each workshop (some scholarships available for local public school teachers.
Language: Workshops will be taught in English and Spanish
Read more about Project ArtsLiteracy.
Read Performance Cycle and See Manual for Educators.

Yucatan Living Dance: The Bolshoi Ballet of Russia: October 20
This is a performance of Don Quixote that will feature more than 60 dancers in 3 acts, with 2 intermissions. Classical ballet is one of the highlights of Fall in Yucatan and this performance promises to be one of the best ever!
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: October 20, 8:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

More Information: Call: 924-9990

Yucatan Living Concert: The Legendary Yucatones: Bandits of Love Tour: October 22
Join the Legendary Yucatones for a free concert and an extraordinary Indian Buffet with the boys.
Location: concert: Zamna Park, downtown Izamal
Time: October 22, 9:00 PM
Admission: Free concert
Hotel Macan che is offering a special package price that includes one night’s lodging with buffet dinner and their famous breakfast. Single w/fan: $700 pesos, Single w/ac: $850 pesos, double w/fan: $900 pesos, double w/ac: $1050 pesos. Stay the weekend and get a discount on the second night. Make your reservations now.
Telephone and e-mail: 988-954-0287 macanche[at]gmail.com

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna’s Yearly Grand Prize Quiz & Dinner, Oh Know! I Knew That!: October 30
Dinner includes: soup with bread roll, fish & chips, and a chocolate desert. Teams for the famous Zamna Quiz can have up to 4 members. 1st prize will be a drinks hamper and a stash of pesos. The quiz will cover everything from food and drink to famous faces and landmarks.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 #547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: $100 pesos – Tickets available now from Hotel reception. Tickets must be collected before the event since the hotel must have accurate numbers for seating and catering.
For more information, call: 999 924 0103

Yucatan Living The 22nd Havana Ballet Festival: Oct. 28 – Nov. 7
This festival is going to be one of the premier international events of the decade. First, it is the 22nd Havana Ballet Festival. Second, it marks the 50th year since prima balleina Alicia Alonso formed the National Ballet of Cuba. And Third, it celebrates Alicia Alonso’s own 90th birthday. This prima ballerina and her career are so important to the art and culture of the world that she is being given the prestigious Prize of Ibero-american Culture in Sevilla, Spain, on Oct. 10. Needless to say, this 22nd Havana Ballet Festival is going to be one of “the” events of the decade! 30 performances are scheduled, 3 of which will be world premiers. Dance companies that will participate include: the American Ballet Theater, returning to Cuba after an absence of 40 years, the New York City Ballet, the Royal Ballet of London, the National English Ballet, the Ballet of the Opera of Berlin, the Colon Ballet Theater of Argentina, and the Opera of Dresden, Germany. Ballets and officials from 18 countries will be there and guests personally invited by Alicia Alonso include President Obama and his family. Whether or not that invitation will be accepted is not yet known, but it still is a thoughtful and gracious gesture on the part of this internationally loved and respected ballerina.
For more information concerning tickets, visit the Ballet Nacional de Cuba website. Contact information is at the bottom of the Catedra page.
And don’t forget to Read Alicia Alonso’s Amazing Biography.

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

 

November

Yucatan Living 3rd Annual Latin American Bloggers’ Conference: November 12 – 14
The event is open to all bloggers but, in order for hosts to get ready, it is necessary to pre-register. This year, the venue will be a downtown college campus (http://tttac.com/), where wireless Internet, garden space and a lecture hall are available. Following an introductory social on Friday night, Saturday will be filled with the nuts and bolts of all phases of blogging. Saturday night, bloggers are free to enjoy the city and Sunday ends the conference with a goodbye breakfast. For more information, visit the Latin American Bloggers’ Conference Website or contact Theresa in Merida ( theresainmexico[at]gmail[dot]com

Yucatan Living Merida Theater Group: "Life is… ": November 13
The newly formed Merida Theater Group (at M.E.L.L.) is giving its first performance this and you are invited! This performance is a group of readings from different facets of life that are performed by local talent.
Location: Merida English Language Library, Calle 53 x 68
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $50 peso donation, with beverages available for purchase.
Reservations: Seating is limited, so advance admission arrangements are suggested. For those, call: Leslie Bennink (928-4995) or George Fischer Arroyo (044-999-163-5048)

Yucatan Living Horse Fair at Sucila: November 20 (more days TBA before and after)
The local livestock association will sponsor a horse fair that will include the day of November 20. This fair is in honor of the Centennial of the Mexican Social Revolution and November 20 will mark 100 years from the beginning of this armed struggle. From Merida, Sucila is almost to Tizimin. There will be exhibitions and the sale of horses, as well as equestrian competitions, a variety of musical events, art shows, and lots of food. You will get to see some of the best horses in all of Mexico, along with their talented owners. We’ll look for you there!

Yucatan Living Taste of Playa: November 21
This is a huge annual event where over forty restaurants are highlighted in a one-day event in Playa del Carmen. It was a great success last year and will be even better this year. Please do try to attend, since all proceeds go to a food education program initiated by the Rotary Club in Playa del Carmen that will directly benefit the children and families of the Riviera Maya.
Location: Playa del Carmen’s Parque Fundadores, just south of Cancun
Admission: Open to the public, with tickets and all-inclusive VIP passes available for sale on the official event website: Taste of Playa

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. 27
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: Casa Gloria (C. 60 #609 x 73 y 75 Centro)
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
Admission: $125 pesos, includes non-alcoholic drinks and bocadillos

More information contact Linda at: linda [dot] letcher [at] yahoo [dot] com

Yucatan Living Classical Beatles Concert: November 27
A night of sheer magic from the Fenix Quartet, including a three course dinner. This is the third time Zamna has staged this event and both previous concerts were a sell out. In case some of our readers don’t know, the members of the Fenix Quartet are all members of the Symphony Orchestra in Yucatan.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: Dinner served at 8:00 PM, Concert starts at 9:00 PM
Admission: $125 pesos – must pick up tickets prior to day of the event due to catering and seating needs.
Information & Reservations: 999 924 0103 and http://www.casazamna.webs.comYucatan State Fair 2010

Yucatan Living Xmatkuil (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: Xmatkuil 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 9th Annual Toh Bird Festival – November 27 & 28Toh Bird Festival
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.

Early 2010

Yucatan Living Carnival 2011 (More as we hear additional information)
Mark your calendars now for the following parade dates:
March 2, 2011: Quema del Mal Humor
March 3, 2011: Preschoolers Parade
March 4, 2011: Corsican Parade
March 5, 2011: Fantasia Parade
March 6, 2011: Bachata Parade (Loads of fun with a Caribbean flavor)
March 7, 2011: Regional Parade
March 8, 2011: Battle of the Flowers Parade
March 9, 2011: Entierro de Juan Carnival
Keep an eye on Zona de Palcos to plan where you will get the best view of the festivities. No word yet on seating prices, but there should be more information soon.
Carnival Map on the Carnival de Merida 2011 website.

 

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One Response to “Merida Events: Let There Be Music!”

  1. Very good review…But Bogata , Colombia is actually spelled BOGOTA. Not to worry, most people, including the press, spell Colombia, COLUMBIA…

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