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Events: Goya Comes to Merida!

Yucatan Living Summer Vacation Officially Begins in Yucatan!
We know that it has been summer weather in Yucatan for a while now, but Summer Vacation is what everyone has been living for these past few weeks – and now its here! When we first came to Yucatan, Summer Vacation was the month of August. Gradually, the opening date has inched its way backward to include all of the month of July! When we wake up on July 1 (Wednesday morning), the great Exodus will already be underway. By Sunday, Merida will be but a shadow of its former self and the beach towns will be overflowing with families who have come to get away from the heat and enjoy a little time off. Some family members will try to commute to the city for a while, then give up and stay in town during the week; but weekends will find them all back at the beach, enjoying every second of their vacations. School will be out until the 3rd week in August, so there will be plenty of time (and money) spent all along the coast of Yucatan. We hope everyone has a wonderful time and manages to make it home safely at the end of Summer Vacation!

Carla Dirlikov Sings!
The subject of a recent Yucatan Living article, mezzosoprano Carla Dirlikov, will be singing at the José Péon Contreras Theatre on July 4th at 8 pm. The concert will feature Carla singing with the Juvenile Symphonic Orchestra and will be directed by Maestro Jose Luis Chan. Tickets are free, but should be picked up in advance. Tickets can be picked up at the box office of the theatre, Mondays through Fridays, between 10 am and 8 pm, and on the day of the event until 6 pm. They can also be picked up at the ICY offices at Parque de las Americas from Lilian Herrera.

 

Only One Municipal Fiesta This Week

Samahil Fiesta 9 Day Event
June 29 through July 7

This fiesta is in honor of San Pedro Abad, patrono del pueblo. It can easily be found by zooming in on this map. Samahil is in a busy area, with plenty of artisans and craftsmen. This fiesta is a must attend event. A Special Note: At this writing, the fiesta is about to begin and the young people of the area are already geared up on the social networking websites. It is amazing to us when "tiny-town, Anywhere" is able to leap into the 21st century full grown and on its feet. Do visit the Samahil Fiesta and let them know that the rest of the world now knows exactly where they are and what a wonderful little area they live in.

In the City This Week

Monday (Lunes) June 29, 2009Real Women Have Curves

Yucatan Living Movie: Real Women Have Curves
Directed by Patricia Cardoso, this is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman.
Location: Cairo Cinema Cafe, Calle 20 #98-A x Calle 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Fuera del Cielo (Outside Heaven)
In the devastated urban landscape of Mexico City, in the course of a day, the lives of a handful of characters intertwine.
Location: Centro Cultural José Martí, Av. Colón x Calle 20, García Ginerés
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 30, 2009

Yucatan Living My World… The Dance
End of the season performance by the scholars of the Dance Workshop of Wallis. This school has never presented anything other than an amazing performance by amazingly talented young people. Don’t miss any opportunity to see one of their end of the year performances!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57Goya Comes to Merida
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Goya Comes to Merida
These 78 works of Francisco de Goya will be in Merida from the 30th of June through the 30th of August. The City of Merida invites you to the opening of "The Monsters of Reason" – depicting the caprices, whims, and disasters of war.
Location: At the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Baseball
Los Leones de Yucatan vs. Puebla
Location: Kukulcan Stadium (southeast side)
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission:  $150, $90, $50, & $15 pesosBattleship Potemkin

Yucatan Living Movie: Battleship Potemkin
This is a film by Sergei Eisenstein. It is a dramatization of a great Russian naval mutiny, which resulted in a huge street level demonstration which, in turn, brought about a police massacre.
Location: Cairo Cinema Cafe, Calle 20 #98-A x Calle 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living In Concert: Fernando, Fernando Jr. and Ricardo Vega
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Trova and Boleros: Roberto Canedo
See Roberto Canedo at Restaurante Amaro on Saturday and Tuesday nights.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Calle 59 x 60
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free, Cash Bar

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Nobles
Under the direction of Luis Felipe Gongora
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 62
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) July 01, 2009

Yucatan Living Musical Theater: In Commemoration of the Sad 50th Anniversary of Alfonso Reyes
This is a performance by Alonso Reyes, under the direction of Tomas Ceballos
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Contemporary Trova: Fito Haro
This headliner always gives a great performance.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Wednesday and Saturday nights
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free, Cash Bar

Yucatan Living Baseball
Los Leones de Yucatan vs. Puebla
Location: Kukulcan Stadium (southeast side)
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $150, $90, $50, & $15 pesos

 

Thursday  (Jueves)  July 02, 2009

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: Jason and the ArgonautsJason and the Argonauts
Yes, this is a classic and one we all love. However, remember that this is the second day of summer vacation and the theater will be full of families and children.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Baseball
Los Leones de Yucatan vs. Puebla
Location: Kukulcan Stadium (southeast side)
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission:  $150, $90, $50, & $15 pesos

Yucatan Living Jazzin’ Merida: The Yucatones
Yucafans, we’ll have a very special guest at the Legendary Yucatone gig on Thursday, July 2… none other than the two-time winner of the Vermillion, South Dakota Arts Council Poetry Slam (and Dantone’s mom) Lois O’Grady.

But that’s not all. We’ll also have in the audience published poet, author of the highly regarded literary blog, Uncannery Row (www.uncanneryrow.blogspot.com) and University of South Dakota English Department faculty big-wig Marcella Remund (Dantone’s sister).

And we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Dantone tried to embarrass Lois and Marci into actually slamming a poem or two during break. An event not to be missed… be there or what.
Location: Jazzin Merida, Calle 56 x 53
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos

 

Friday  (Viernes) July 03, 2009

Yucatan Living Contemporary Trova: Regina Carrillo
This young lady performs at Restaurante Amaro on Friday nights.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Calle 59 x 60
Time: 8:30 PM Friday
Admission: Free, Cash Bar

Yucatan Living M.E.L.L. 2nd Annual 4th of July Barbecue
This event is sponsored by M.E.L.L., IWC, and the Merida Men’s Club. This will be a real, old fashioned hot dog and hamburger 4th of July barbecue! Food is included in the ticket purchase, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Location: U.S. Consular Residence (maps available at M.E.L.L.)
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Adults: $100 pesos; children under 12: $50 pesos (only 200 tickets will be sold)
Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance! No ticket sales at the gates!

Yucatan Living Denis’ TGIF Cocktail Party
The perfect setting to visit with old friends and meet new friends too! Since this is the beginning of the 4th of July weekend, the party should be particularly festive.
Location: La Hach Bar in Fiesta Americana Lobby, Calle 60 x Av. Colon
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Happy Hour: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Admission: Cash Bar, Snacks provided
More Information: 928-2582 or 928-5913

Yucatan Living Rock Concert: Alex Lora and El Tri Alex Lora and El Tri in Merida
There is something to be said for producing over 4 decades of uninterrupted hits! This group has got it all!
Location: Plaza de Toros Merida. Calle 72
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $250 pesos (bullring), $150 (general): Can be purchased at Cafe Merida (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and at the box office at the Plaza de Toros Merida (10:00 AM to 8:00 PM)
More information: 999 165 3422 (cell)

Yucatan Living Milonga: Tango Dance Party!
After the huge success of the last Milonga, there just had to be another one and, who knows? another???    
Location: Sala de Fiestas "Punta del Este" Residencial Los Pinos, Calle 38 # 462 x 23 y 25 Residencial Los Pinos
Time: 8:30 PM to… ??? (last time, it was 4:00 AM!) Friday
Admission: Free
For more information: Call Anny: 044 991 25 04 66 or 923 3736

Yucatan Living Baseball
Los Leones de Yucatan vs. Oaxaca
Location: Kukulcan Stadium (southeast side)
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: $150, $90, $50, & $15 pesos

Saturday (Sábado) July 04, 2009

Yucatan Living Poetry Reading and SharingPoetry Reading at Cafe Chocolate
Come one! Come all! New readers welcome! Every Saturday, for at least the next 3 months, there is going to be an open mike poetry reading at Cafe Chocolate. You can read your own poems or the poetry of someone else. This sounds like great fun so please do go out and support it. It is not only new, but it helps to round out the cultural experiences we are so fortunate to have here in Merida. Be sure and read the website (see link below). It is guaranteed to make you smile and will certainly make you feel as if you must stop by.
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Back Patio, Calle 60 x 49
Time: All Saturdays: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: Free
Website: Here. http://www.jkpublishing.org/dsm_index.php

Yucatan Living Trova and Boleros: Roberto Canedo
See Roberto Canedo at Restaurante Amaro on Saturday and Tuesday nights.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Calle 59 x 60
Time: 8:30 PM Saturday


Admission: Free, Cash Bar

Yucatan Living Contemporary Trova: Fito Haro
This headliner always gives a great performance.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Calle 59 x 60
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday and Saturday nights
Admission: Free, Cash Bar

Yucatan Living Baseball
Los Leones de Yucatan vs. Oaxaca
Location: Kukulcan Stadium (southeast side)
Time: 6:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  $150, $90, $50, & $15 pesos

Yucatan Living Bed and Breakfast Saturday in Izamal
Macanche has decided to extend their popular B&B Spa weekend to every Saturday throughout the summer. Check in early (at noon) on Saturday and enjoy a 24-hour getaway from the hustle and bustle of Merida centro. Your special weekend includes a one-hour massage, a foot treatment with pedicure, a yoga class under the palapa and a delicious Sunday breakfast. All this within walking distance of downtown Izamal. Such a deal!
Location: Hotel Macanche in Izamal
Admission: $1900 pesos per couple or $1250 pesos for single
Time: Noon Saturday to Noon Sunday
Website: www.macanche.com

 

Sunday (Domingo) July 05, 2009

Yucatan Living Mexico’s Mid-Term Elections: Virtually All Events are Canceled

Yucatan Living Baseball
Los Leones de Yucatan vs. Oaxaca
Location: Kukulcan Stadium (southeast side)
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission:  $150, $90, $50, & $15 pesos

Coming SoonThe Women of Manzanero in Concert

Yucatan Living July 7
The Women of Manzanero

A huge list of top female vocalists sing the songs of  Manzanero, who is a singer, composer and well known entretainer.
Location: Convention Center, Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Tickets now available at Fiesta Americana, Ahorro Farmacia on Aleman, or call 942-1113 or 192-1820.

 

 

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