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Events: Madrigal Choir in the Park

This Week… starting March 16, 2009


A quick note to remind you about the Merida Month-At-A-Glance Calendar. This calendar will be continually updated by our staff… as soon as we know about an event, we’ll put it here. The monthly calendar is color-coded, so you can see what’s going on in a Merida minute (There’s a legend at the bottom… each color designates a category of event). See something you like? Click on the event to find a description and all the details you need to participate. You can print the details of a day, or print the month-at-a-glance. Or you can email it all to a friend (or to yourself!).

A link to the calendar can ALWAYS be found at the top right of every page, as well as on the left below the photo banner on the welcome page (along with some other very important and useful information… check that little box out!).

We welcome any suggestions you might have (leave us a comment…) and hope you find this new Yucatan Living feature useful.

And now, some events we’d like to bring to your attention for this week…

Yucatan Living Another new restaurant…
Handyman Jorge Sosa (read our interview with Jorge), did the remodeling work on this building and tells us that the owners (Jake and Rae Ann) had the great idea of turning the old water tank into a wood burning oven. A visit to Rescoldos will combine a look at a unique use of a colonial home with a treat for your tastebuds as well.
Location: Calle 62 # 366 x 41 y 43
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturday: 4:00 M to 11:00 PM; Closed Sunday and Monday

Yucatan Living Oaxaca in Merida
(Continuing until March 17), Parque Santa Ana is the scene for a taste of another popular Mexican state, Oaxaca. All week long, day and night, there are booths set up in the park, selling everything from Oaxaca foods to clothing, straw goods and any number of crafts. Feast your senses (and empty yourpocketbook…) on Mezcal, moles, candies and other Oaxacan traditional foods (including those crispy grasshoppers and that amazing fresh Oaxacan cheese!), traditional textiles, jewelry,traditional black pottery, CD’s of Oaxacan music and much more. Our Oaxacan visitors are also holding kite-making workshops, dance workshops and performances of the famous Guelaguetza, and concerts of Oaxacan music. Check out our Month-at-a-Glance Calendar for the detailed schedule.

 

Benito JuarezMonday (Lunes) March 16, 2009

Yucatan Living Benito Juarez’ Birthday – A National Holiday

Wondering why it is so quiet today? Because it’s a national holiday… a day set aside in celebration of Mexico’s only indigenous president, Benito Juarez. Juarez was born in Oaxaca in 1806 and served FIVE terms as President from 1858 to 1872. After successfully ridding Mexico of the Roman Catholic Church during the Reforma, Juarez was President when Mexico was invaded by France which went so far as to set up a monarchy with the infamous Emperor Maximilian. Juarez was a president in exile for awhile, but after enlisting the help of US President Andrew Johnson, he was able to oust the French invaders and resume his presidency. He died working at his desk of a heart attack. His most famous saying was "Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace."

You can read more about Benito Juarez here at Wikipedia.


 

Tuesday (Martes) March 17, 2009

Yucatan Living Fiesta of the Trovadores
These are always must see performances because they bring the best of Yucatan’s Trova singers and musicians together on one stage.
Location: Auditorium of Olimpo, Corner of Calle 61 and Calle 62
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miércoles) March 18, 2009

Yucatan Living Fiesta of the Trovadores
More of Yucatan’s Trova singers and musicians together on one stage.
Location: Auditorium of Olimpo, Corner of Calle 61 and Calle 62
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater: Ya Llego El Plomero (The Plumber Has Arrived)
At first we thought maybe some enterprising expat had finally written a play about renovating a home in Merida. But apparently not. This is a play written by Wilberth Herrera and performed by Grupo Escena Altema, directed by Jorge Chable. Don Tarsicio arrives home from work to find his household in a total uproar because of a series of ‘moral upsets’. He has already had one heart attack and strives to remain calm as one of his children is placed in handcuffs. The truth eventually comes out. Now that you know the plot, watching this play in Spanish might just be a great language lesson! (in Spanish)
Location: Patio de la Columna, Casa de la Cultura Mayab, Calle 63 at Calle 64
Time: 8:30 PM Wednesday
Admission:$50 pesos; Students, INAPAM, ISSTEY, & ICY: $25 pesos

 

Thursday (Jueves) March 19, 2009

Yucatan Living Movie: One Eyed Jacks
(U.S., 1961) Brando directs Brando in a film set in the American West. Also starring Katy Jurado, this is a classic movie that is not to be missed.

Location: Videosala at the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61Marlon Brando in One Eyed Jacks in Merida
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Coro de La Ciudad de Merida (Merida’s City Chorus)
If you’ve never seen them sing, now is your chance!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Retrospective de Murnau: City Girl
A young girl from Minnesota goes to Chicago and falls in love with a young farmer there selling his wheat. Their subsequent life together is full of misunderstandings and resentments. Murnau’s third American film and according to reviews, it is a beauty.
Location:Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 near Calle 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) March 20, 2009

Yucatan Living Tango!
Lovely dance exhibit which incorporates music, acting and songs, directed by Silvia Kater.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission:$80 pesos; Students and INAPAM $40 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Retrospective de Murnau: City Girl
A young girl from Minnesota goes to Chicago and falls in love with a young farmer there selling his wheat. Their subsequent life together is full of misunderstandings and resentments. Murnau’s third American film and according to reviews, it is a beauty.
Location:Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 near Calle 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Women in Cinema: Dama de Noche (Woman of the Night)
(Mexico, 1993). Directed by Eva Lope Sanche and starring Cecilia Toussaint, Regina Oroco and Rafael Navarro. A depressed, failing writer in Mexico comes to the aid of his ex-girlfriend, who is morning the death of her lover in the city of Veracruz.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) March 21, 2009

Yucatan Living The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
The War of the Galaxies is the name of this program which is a special benefit concert for Nicolas.
Location: Teatro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living El Escenario de Los Dementes (the Scene of the Demented)
Gathered from the text of King Lear by William Shakespear, this adaptation is performed by Jorge Chable Mendoza and directed by Ilse Morfin, who also developed the adaptation.
Location: Patio de la Columna, Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 at Calle 64
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission:$50 pesos; Students, INAPAM, ISSTEY, & ICY: $25 pesos

Yucatan Living Crack y Las Cosas Sin Nombre (Crack and the Things Without A Name)
A theatre and dance performance by the Edgar Chias Compania de Teatro La Fragua, under the direction of Oscar Lopez.
Location: Centro Municipal de Danza, Calle 62 #466 x 55 y 57
Time: 8:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: $100 pesos; Students and INAPAM: $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Women in Cinema Series: Kandahar
(Iran, 2001) Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Starring Niloufar Paira, Hassan Tantai, and Sadou Teymouri. After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61Tabu, a story of the South Seas, in Merida
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Murnau Retrospective: Tabu, A Story of the South Seas
(U.S., 1931) Starring Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, and Jean. A story of the South Seas, this movie has drama, romance, and adventure. A young Polynesian fisherman is in love with Reri, chosen to be a ‘holy maid’ and therefore ‘tabu’. The movie chronicles their romantic tragedy. Murnau’s last American film.
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 near Calle 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) March 22, 2009

Yucatan Living Call Out the Dogs!!!
Start your day walking with your dog on the annual AFAD dog walk! Dogs and their owners turn out from all over Merida to walk in the park and do a lap around the hospital. There are dog treats, human food and drink and prizes. A good time is had by all! Come show off your dogs!! Oh, and if you are in the market for a new dog, AFAD usually brings some of its well-behaved orphans looking for a good home… this could be your lucky day and theirs! For more information, afadmerida [at] gmail [dot] com.
Location: Parque de Tabentha, just across the street and behind Star Medica Hospital
Time: 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Future is Wild
What will our planet be like in one hundred million years?
Location: Museum of Natural History, next to the Zoo on Calle 59
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeMadrigal Choir comes to Merida

Yucatan Living The Madrigal Choir of Mountain View, CA

Under the direction of Jill Denny. Over 30% of the students at Mountain View High School participate in this choir program.
Location: Concha Acustica, Parque de Las Americas, Calle 20 at Avenida Colón
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
The War of the Galaxies is the name of this program which is a special benefit concert for Nicolas.
Location: Teatro Merida
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan LivingCoro de La Ciudad de Merida (Merida’s City Chorus)
If you’ve never seen them sing, now is your chance!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Crack y Las Cosas Sin Nombre (Crack and the Things Without A Name)
A theatre and dance performance by the Edgar Chias Compania de Teatro La Fragua, under the direction of Oscar Lopez.
Location: Centro Municipal de Danza, Calle 62 #466 x 55 y 57
Time: 8:00 PM, Sunday
Admission: $100 pesos; Students and INAPAM: $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Murnau Retrospective: Tabu, A Story of the South Seas
(U.S., 1931) Starring Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, and Jean. A story of the South Seas, this movie has drama, romance, and adventure. A young Polynesian fisherman is in love with Reri, chosen to be a ‘holy maid’ and therefore ‘tabu’. The movie chronicles their romantic tragedy. Murnau’s last American film.
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 near Calle 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

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Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Spring Equinox: March 21
Come and find out which of the Mayan gods wins the day. Will there be sun? Or will there be clouds?
Locations: Chichen Itza and Uxmal

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Ladies’ Dinner and Bingo
Guests arrive at 7:30 PM and sit down to a three course dinner at 8:00 PM. After that, its Prize Bingo! Space is limited to 24 and half the tickets are gone already, so get yours early!
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547 x 70 y 72
Date/Time: Friday, March 27, 7:30 PM
Admission: $85 pesos; tickets must be purchased in advance
Phone: (999) 924-0103 or (999) 241-1429

Yucatan Living AANY Artisans Fair Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29, 2009
The next AANY Artisans Fair is the last weekend in March. You will be able to see the works of more than 40 artisans all in one place, and buy their wares! The Directors of AANY (Amigos de Artistas/Artesanos Nuevos de Yucatan) have selected these artists to participate based on their creativity, interesting use of materials, and excellence of execution. There will be a mix of fine traditional craft, as well as more innovative contemporary work.  In addition to ceramics, embroidery, jewelry, and wood carving, there will be a selection of home accessories including lamps, mirrors, tables and screens, to name a few.  This is a unique opportunity and we are so grateful to the forces behind AANY for making this possible. Make sure to reserve the spot on your calendar.
Location: Club de Leones, Avenida Colon, X 14 Y 16, Garcia Gineres. Click here to download PDF Map.
Time: Saturday 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: Free. Bring old eyeglasses to donate to the Lion’s Club program.
Information: joanafarrell [at] yahoo [dot] com

 

For Merida Month-at-a-glance Calendar, click here

or

For ongoing events and classes in Merida,
please click here for our Ongoing Events Calendar

 

 



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  1. This is the owners of Rescoldos Mediterranean Bistro. We would like to thank everyone that helped us to get ready to open, it was a great success!!!We would love to invite everyone to come and dine in our relaxing atmosphere and enjoy some our delicious food. We are serving Greek and Italian cuisine, authentic Sicilian woodfire pizza, calzones, paninis, homemade soups and salads and decadent desserts. Also in the near future we will announce a Thai night and Greek (with belly dancer) night and will be selling limited amount of tickets.

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