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This Week… starting November 01, 2010

22nd Annual “Fair Trade” Shoe and Crafts Fair in Ticul
October 29 through November 7
This is the shoe fair everyone waits for every year. There will be approximately 60 vendors, with shoes, pottery and handicrafts for sale. This fair is promoted by the local branch of the National Chamber of Commerce. Hotel Argaez is offering a 15% discount on room rates and Calle 26-A is being designated as a parking lot. Calles 25 and 26 are expected to be closed to all but foot-traffic. More than 30,000 pairs of shoes are ready to be sold, including fall-winter and the remainder of spring-summer stock. All of this in an atmosphere of a great local carnival. If you have never been to the Shoe Fair in Ticul, now is the time to go – and be prepared to bring back more pottery than you think you will.

Municipal Fiestas This Week

There are no municipal festivals or fiestas beginning this week because of the Dia de los Muertos holidays. However, do remember that this week is the first week in the month, so there are several ongoing expat events that will be taking place. Please be sure to check our Ongoing Events Page each week to keep up with such events.

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) November 01, 2010

Yucatan Living A Very Special Dia de Los Muertos VaqueriaVaqueria de Animas 2010
This performance will be by the Ballet Folclorico de la Tercera Edad. The performance will be in two acts, one for the elderly who have passed on and one for the children. Members of the Ballets Folcloricos Infantil and Juvenil, plus the members of the regular Ballet Folclorico will pass among the audience as representatives of the souls who have come to visit the living. Finally, the Regional Vaqueria performance will be made with night-light effects out of respect for the dead.
Location: Lower floor of the Municipal Palace, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exposition: Mortifero
This is a multimedia collective that began Oct. 30 and continues until Nov. 18, 2010.
Location: Galeria Merida, Calle 59 # 452-A x 52 y 54
Times: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM Monday Through Friday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) November 02, 2010

Yucatan Living Dia de los Muertos
This is the day when most families celebrate at home. It is a day of joy, celebration of the lives of the dead, and strengthening of family bonds. Also, a lot of businesses will be closed today.

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) November 03, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: Bloodthirst
Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: FreeMaricarmen Perez in Concert

Yucatan Living Maricarmen’s Concert for the Fall Cultural Festival
This year, “If You Don’t Like the Way I Am” is Maricarmen’s tribute to the world famous Progreso composer, Enrique “Coki” Navarro. Maricarmen and her beautiful voice are a local treasure that is not nearly enough appreciated. Do try to attend and check out this wonderful performer.
Location: Teatro Seguro Social, Next to T1
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Musical Theater: Happily Married
This performance includes the Artes Escenicas Amaro, under the direction of Lisbeth Amaro
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Hip Hop Music:10th Anniversary
This is a performance by Colectivo Ceiba Flava
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, (formerly Teatro Merida) Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: Late in Mogador
This is a performance by the Tatzudanza Company, under the direction of Tatiana Zugazagoitia.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) November 04, 2010Tumakat Contemporary Dance

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: Tres + tres
This performance, by the Tumaka’t Contemporary Dance Company, is under the direction of Vania Duran
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero (formerly Teatro Merida)
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Silence in the Lake
(Great Britain 2008) Director: James Watkins. Terrific survival horror, with an intelligent script and twists aplenty. The performances from all are excellent, even the kids display a real affinity with their characters and show a range way beyond their years. We don’t want to give to much away, so let’s just say it’s a devastating film with a devastating ending, that’s a mix between Deliverance and ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie:TBDRufino Tamayo in Merida
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Inauguration of the Exposition: Rufino Tamayo
This exposition is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Revolution.
Location: Salas 1 and 2: Centro Cultural de Merida Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mel & Blossom’s Comedy show
Food & drinks available
Location: Calle 59 #438 between 50 & 52 Centro Mejorada
Admission: Tickets $50 pesos at door

 

Friday (Viernes) November 05, 2010

Yucatan Living 3rd State Contest of Interpretation of Popular Song & Trova Yucateca New Voices of the Mayab
This is where the stars of tomorrow are born and these are all great shows.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61Orquesta Modus Novus
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Fall Concert: Orquesta Sinfonica Infantil Modus Novus
This performance is under the direction of William Muntz. Please support the children and young people of Yucatan.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Music: 30th Anniversary of Rudy Valladolid
This performance includes a duet by Veronica Cabrera and Rudy Vallado himself
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Sample of the Jazz Workshops
Miguel Lopez Leon, Instructor
Location: Teatro Cesareo Chan Blanco in Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez, Calle 60 norte, across from Liverpool
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Series: Juvenil de Musica de Camara
This is chamber music performed by young people. It features El Grupo de los Cuatro and the Ensamble de Cuerdas Darettzo, with Mauricio Velazquez and Sergio de la Vega playing violin, Edwin Schirp on Viola, and Nadezda Golubeva on Cello.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Blackout
(U.S. 2007) Director: Rigoberto Castaneda. The movie stars Amber Tamblyn, Aidan Gillen, Armie Hammer, and Katie Stuart. Three people from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a stalled elevator. What at first seems like an inconvenience rapidly escalates into a nightmare.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:30 PM
Dorothy Mills
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Dorothy Mills
(Ireland-France 2008) Director: Agnes Merlet. A psychiatrist is assigned to work on the case of a disturbed young girl.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Manzanero
Time: 5:00 PM

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location:LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

 

Saturday (Sabado) November 06, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Movie: UVUV
(U.S.-France-Canada 2007) Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner. A prisoner confined in his minimalistic seaside mansion watches helplessly as his spoiled kids repeat the mistakes of the past in a classy peepshow of bodies and souls. With "UV", you get three movies at the price of one. It is a thriller embedded in a family drama with the visual appeal of a poolside cocktail commercial. Those of you who don’t turn a blind eye on female allure will be pleased to find the girls (Laura Smet, Anne Caillon) tanning topless on-screen where they are wearing bikini tops in the production stills. Cinematographer Diego Martínez Vignatti makes ample use of overexposure, creating a glimmering visual equivalent of the Mediterranean mid-summer heat.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Manzanero
Time: Not given

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Signal
(U.S. 2007) Director: David Bruckner. A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday

Admission: Free
Tears of Kali

Yucatan Living Movie: Tears of Kali
(Germany 2004) Director: Andreas Marschall. The eerie stories around the Taylor-Eriksson group and their members are told in three episodes: SHAKTI, KALI, DEVI. This group tried to re-define the limits of self-finding, sex and violence. Starting as a psychological cat-and-mouse-game, the story soon turns into pure horror.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan: 1st Saturday of Every Month
Opera in the Cinema comes to Yucatan, beginning Nov. 6, 2010 with La Boheme. This year, productions recorded in High Definition DVD will be used to promote the art of opera in Yucatan, along with other activities that are designed to create a knowledgeable public. In time, the goal is to join the other 15 locations in Mexico that have access to Met Live; which is a direct feed to the performances of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Location: Sala 3 at Siglo XXI
Time: 12:00 PM
Admission: Donation suggested but otherwise free
More Information: Visit Opera Yucatan.org  http://www.operayucatan.org

Sunday (Domingo) November 07, 2010

Yucatan Living Ramon Triay in Concert
One of Yucatan’s best loved voices. We do not see enough of this marvelous talent.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Moises Hernandez and the Niños Percusionistas of Ixil
We know this is children’s entertainment, but it is just too interesting to pass up.
Location: Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez, Calle 60 norte, across from Liverpool
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Guitar: Rodrigo Nefthali Lopez
This performance is part of the Festival de Guitarra Clasica Yucatan 2010. Yucatan literally is one of the very few places in the world that produces these musicians and they are a state treasure.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living A Horror Movie (yet to be chosen)
We’re sure it will be suitable horrible…
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 3:30 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Slaughter Night
(Argentina-Mexico 2009) Director: Adrian Garcia. Based on the concept of "shoot or die."
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeThe Horde

Yucatan Living Movie: The Horde
(France 2009) Director: Yannick Dahan. An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

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, plus equestrian competitions, a variety of musical events, art shows, and loads of food. This event will show some of the best horses in all of Mexico, along with their talent and the expertise of their owners. We’ll look for you there!

Yucatan Living Taste of Playa: November 21
This is a huge annual event where over 40 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 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 Yucatan 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 PMToh Bird Festival
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 9th Annual Toh Bird Festival – November 27 & 28
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 Annual AFAD Fundraiser: De mano a pata  December 3
“Hand to Paw” is one of the most important fundraisers of the year for the AFAD animal shelter. AFAD is much more than their animal shelter. Through the years, we have seen great changes in attitudes toward pets in this area because of AFAD and their education programs. They are dedicated to the future of the animals in Merida and in the surrounding area and have demonstrated that teaching children about ways to improve the quality of life for pets that are already here and avoiding the birth of unwanted pets is one of the best investments we can make in the future. Please attend this event and support the work of AFAD. If you can, please also consider donating food and/or wine for the event as well.
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Admission: $200 pesos (includes food and drinks)
More Information: e-mail: Debbie Moore debobway [at] gmail [dot] com or yucatanayudaparaanimales [at] gmail [dot] com

Yucatan Living 2nd Annual Great Chili Cook-Off December 4
Rock with the “Oldies” at the 2nd Annual Beach Fundraising Chili Cook-Off. The purpose of this event is to help raise money for making Christmas a special day for local Mexican children and their families. There will be great food, dancing, karaoke, and loads of fun to be had until the wee hours of the morning. Please attend this event and show your support and friendship by helping those in need. Chili-cooking contestants need to register that they will be making an entry prior to the event and state to which local charitable organization they wish to donate their prize money in their name. There are 3 categories of competition: Traditional, non-traditional and Vegetarian. Contestants can enter more than one category. The winner of each category will receive a cash prize. Judging will be based on tasting and voting of all attendees.
Location: Playa de Chelem Restaurant, Chelem, Yucatan
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: $150 pesos ($100 pesos to the fundraising charity, $50 to prize money to be donated in winner’s name) + $100 pesos if you choose to eat the buffet. Drink tickets sold separately.
Register as a Contestant: e-mail Katie sandcastleinn [at] aol [dot] com

Yucatan Living 1st Annual Chelem Christmas Dreams Raffle Drawing  December 4
Location: Playa de Chelem Restaurant, Chelem, Yucatan
Time: Immediately following the announcement of the Chili Cook-Off winners
Admission: You do not need to be present to win, so please check their website for a list of winners and get in touch with them via their contact page if they do not contact you first.

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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