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Events: Independence Bicentennial!


This Week… starting September 13, 2010

Municipal Fiestas This Week

While there are only two regularly celebrated fiestas in the municipalities of Yucatan this week, you can be certain that there will be Bicentennial celebrations held in every village and town in the state this week. Some will be formal, but many will be spontaneous. This is a week simply to enjoy being in Mexico.

Yucatan Living Uman Fiesta  3 Day Event: Sept. 13 – 15
This fiesta is in honor of Cristo del Amor. It is a fiesta you don’t want to miss. Three days of gremios and alborados, fairs and popular dances. Uman has it all – and is just outside of the city to the southwest.

Yucatan Living Tixmehuac Fiesta One Day Event: September 19
This fiesta is in honor of San Miguel Arcangel. Tixmehuac is a small, agricultural municipality located in the South-Central part of our state, just to the northeast of Tekax and north of Tzucacab. However, Tixmehuac is home to no less than four archaeological zones: Chucub, Kimbilá, Modzil and Nocas, as well as the 18th century church dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. This fiesta is a one day religious event, but the municipality is well worth visiting.

 

In the City of Merida

 

Monday (Lunes) September 13, 2010

Yucatan Living Habla: Spanish Classes
Begins Monday, Sept. 13
Since these classes are geared to the individual, to reserve your space, visit Habla Mondays – Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM to talk more about classes at Habla or to register. For more Jose Gorostizainformation, contact Habla by e-mail at contact [at] habla [dot] org or call 948-1872.

Yucatan Living Iconographic Exposition: The Endless Death of Jose Gorostiza
Dates: Continues until October 8
Location: Manuel Cepeda Peraza Central State Public Library, Calle 55 x 60 y 62
Time: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Ceremony to Award the Medalla Eligio Ancona 2010
This year is the 50th year that this very important medal has been awarded to artists, writers, and musicians for their career contributions to the arts. In effect, it is a “lifetime achievement” award that is presented every year by UADY. This year’s recipient is painter and engraver Emilio Vera Granados.
Location: Salon de la Historia in the Governor’s Palace, Calle 61 x 60
Time: 8:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) September 14, 2010

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)Day of the Charro, Merida

Yucatan Living National Day of the Charro
This is the event to see today! Hundreds of horsemen (and women) will ride down Paseo Montejo in all their splendor. This event is right off of a picture postcard and should not be missed!
Location: Ends with a ceremony at Monumento a la Patria
Time: Ceremony begins at 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tribute to the 53rd Anniversary of the Death of Writer Antonio Mediz Bolio
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) September 15, 2010Bicentennial Race

Yucatan Living XVIII Independence Night Race – Bicentennial
Celebrate the Bicentennial with sports, and for a good cause. The start will be at the entrance of the Government Palace
If you can, please bring a toy for the kids in the CAIMEDE shelter.!!!!!
Place: Palacio de Gobierno, Calle 61 x 60
Time: 7:45 PM Wednesday
Admission: A toy

Yucatan Living Commemorative Ceremony for Grito de Independencia
This is the place to be when the call of "Viva Mexico" is heard around the world!
Location: Monumento a la Patria on Montejo
Time: 11:00 PM Wednesday (we suggest getting there a lot earlier…)
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exposition: XI Edition of the International Bienial Poster in Mexico: Voices of Liberty
Dates: Continues until October 15
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 x 45
Time: 1:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 16, 2010

Yucatan Living National Holiday in Mexico

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
You know how it is… they never want to tell us what’s playing until the last minute. But be assured, it will be something good! As soon as they let us know, we’ll update this page. So check back often!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living La Casa del Habano: Taboo JazzTaboo Jazz in Merida
Ok, Texas expats. This one’s for you! This combo is made up of some of the best of the best that Yucatan (and her symphony) has to offer. Taboo Jazz is under the direction of James Meador, whose voice you will be hearing tonight and every Thursday night. Rene Monte Rosa will play the piano, Alberto Palomo the contrabajo (contrabass), and the great Mauricio Bonfiglio will play bateria (drums).
Location: La Casa del Habano, Prolongación Montejo next to la Parrilla
Time: 8:30 PM – Every Thursday night
Admission: No Cover Charge Listed

Yucatan Living Bistro Bohemio: Maricarmen Perez!
This is a treat you won’t want to miss. Maricarmen Perez Dominguez will be featured every Thursday night at Bistro Bohemio. Just in case you don’t know this lady’s work, here is a quick preview.
Location: Bistro Bohemio. Located right in front of the Plaza Fiesta main door. It is right next to an Argentine restaurant and there is a Blockbuster on the corner.
Time: Every Thursday: 10:30 PM. Restaurant opens at 7:00 PM. Food is good.
Admission: Cover Charge: $70 pesos.

Yucatan Living Concert: Ely Guerra
Location: Monumento a la Patria, on Montejo
Time: 9:00 PM Thrusday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Commemorative Ceremony: Lighting of the Monumento a la Patria
Location: Monumento a la Patria, on Montejo
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) September 17, 2010

Yucatan Living "El Boom" en Concierto
Is Dayron with them? We can hardly wait to see! Preview Dayron and El Boom on YouTube.
Location: Colonia Pacabtun, Parque del Pez Volador (Calle 50 x 51 y 53)
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living UADY Folkloric BalletUady Folkloric Ballet
This is a performance by one of the best folkloric ballets in the country. In fact, it is the 5th fastest folkloric ballet in all of Mexico.
Location: Courtyard of the UADY Cultural Center
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Last Train Home
A family embarks on an annual tormenting journey along with 200 other million peasant workers to reunite with their distant family, and to revive their love and dignity as China soars as the world’s next super power.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Art: Conexión Mérida-San Cristóbal de las Casas
San Cristóbal de las Casas is a Mayan center in the State of Chiapas. We don’t often look in that direction for companion Mayan cultures, so this should be an interesting evening.
Location: Galeria La Periferia, C.54 #468 x 53 y 55
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) September 18, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: Los Que Se Quedan
An intimate and discerning depiction of the impact of migration on families and villages left behind by loved ones who have traveled North for work.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Simultaneous Concert! Children’s Orchestras
This is one of the most exciting performances of the week! All of the different children’s orchestras in the State of Yucatan, under the masterful direction of Mtro. Jose Luis Chan Sabido. We have been watching this director build these orchestras and suspect that it won’t be long before they will rival the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Venezuela.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: FreeCoincidencias in Concert

Yucatan Living Dinner and Concert
Come to have dinner at this fabulous gallery full of mexican art and enjoy listening to Coincidencias
Location: Nahuali Casa de los Artistas, Calle 60 x 45
Time: Dinner at 8:00 pm and Concert at 9:30 pm
Admission: $250 pesos
Contact: 9 28 65 66  / info [at] artistsinmexico [dot] com 

Yucatan Living Dance: Romeo y Julieta: Classical Dance Company of Yucatan
This performance is under the direction of Victor Salas
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Concert: Que Bonita es mi Tierra
This is "the" concert of the week! The lineup is amazing! It includes: Mariachi and other musical groups, Maria Medina, Sergio Esquivel, Maria Teresa, Angelica Balado, Adalberto, Rubi, Mozu, Lenny Sanchez, Felipe de la Cruz, Maricarmen Perez, Marilu Basulto, Beatriz Cervera and the Folkloric Ballet of the Ayuntamiento. There is not one name there that doesn’t have international clout. Make it to this concert and you will understand how it is that Yucatan became such a huge player on the world stage of entertainment.
Location: Lower floor of the Municipal Palace, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) September 12, 2010

Yucatan Living Dance: Romeo y Julieta: Classical Dance Company of Yucatan
This performance is under the direction of Victor Salas
Location: Teatro Merida. Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available at the box officeEl Boom in Concert

Yucatan Living "El Boom" en Concierto
Is Dayron with them? We can hardly wait to see! Preview Dayron and El Boom http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=el+boom+merida on YouTube.
Location: Colonia Juan Pablo II, Unidad Deportiva El Papa (Calle 22 x 57 A y 63)
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Chamber Orchestra and Choir of the City of Merida
This wonderful performance is under the direction of Mtro. Jose Luis Chan Sabido. It features Gbriel Velazquez, flutist and harpist, with ore than 50 musicians on stage for Mariachi Metamorphosis.
Location: Lower floor of the Municipal Palace, Calle calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Que Bonita es mi Tierra
This is "the" concert of the week! The lineup is amazing! It includes: Mariachi and other musical groups, Maria Medina, Sergio Esquivel, Maria Teresa, ngelica Balado, Adalberto, Rubi, Mozu, Lenny Sanchez, Felipe de la Cruz, Maricarmen Perez, Marilu Basulto, Beatriz Cervera and the Folkloric Ballet of the Ayuntamiento. There is not one name there that doesn’t have international clout. Make it to this concert and you will understand how it is that Yucatan became such a huge player on the world stage of entertainment.
Location: Parque de las Americas, in the Concha Acustica, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Coming SoonActivity at the Macay

Yucatan Living Short Film Conference: Production and Art in 3D
Thursday  September 23, 2010
This is going to be a great event, even for those who are not in the movie business. The presenters are Pablo Baksht and Marec Fritzinger. Some may remember marec Fritzinger from the 3D animated films he made for Walt Disney: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Tarzan." Several short films in 3D animation will be presented, including the first 3D animation made in Mexico.
Location: at the MACAY
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living UADY: Just Sing Mexico: Sept. 24
Just Sing Mexico is a choir whose members are students, teachers and university workers, all under the direction of Cesario Chan Sabido. 30 special voices, under the direction of a very special human being. They will be accompanying the 48 dancers in the stage production Mariachi Real de Mi Tierra.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living IV Expo "Meet China"
Sunday  September 26, 2010
This event takes place the day before the new semester of Mandarin Chinese language classes begins at UADY. Over 400 people are expected to attend. Those in attendance can expect to be able to participate in activities related to Chinese culture, art, calligraphy, martial arts and more. The Confucius Institute at UADY is making it possible for more young Yucatecos than ever to participate at higher and higher levels on the world stage. This is an event that should be attended to not only learn more about China, but to support the more than 100 students who are expected to be enrolled in Mandarin Chinese language classes this semester.
Location: Cultural Center at UADY
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Hacienda Santa Cruz: A Unique Promotion:
September 1 through September 30
You are invited to enjoy a 3 course dinner with a welcome cocktail and a glass of wine
Price: $450 pesos + 15% service charge
More Information: Hacienda Santa Cruz Blog 

Yucatan Living Concert: Pepe Aguilar : October 1, 2010
Location: Estadio Carlos Iturralde
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: VIP: $1,000 pesos, Diamante: $700 pesos, Preverente: $400 pesos, and General: $200 pesos
Tickets available at www[dot]arema[dot]com[dot]mx, Hotel Residencial in Centro, and at the box office at the Carlos Iturralde Stadium

Yucatan Living 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan – October 9 & 13 Festival of Choirs Yucatan
Concert under the direction of maestro Electo Silva (Cuba). This is a 6-month-long festival that begins on April 8th and travels from Jalisco to Merida and on to Colombia and Venezuela before its final performances in Merida in October. Visit the MySpace page of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan for a complete listing of the international dates. In case there is anyone who doesnt believe that a voice is the equivalent of a musical instrument or that a choir is the equivalent of an orchestra, we invite you to listen to samples of their work on their MySpace page. We especially liked A una dama que iba cubierta and La Cochinita Pibil. Performance dates in Merida are:
October 9 & 13: 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan and 25th Anniversary of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 57
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

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 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 Taste of PlayaNovember 21, 2010
This is a huge annual event where over 40 restaurants are highlighted in a one day event. It was a great success last year, so be sure and put it on your list for Fall travel must see and do.
Location: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Time: 2 PM to 9 PM
More Information: Check the details on the Taste of Playa website.

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 

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