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Events: Mexican Independence Day

This Week… starting September 12, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week


Yucatan Living Uman Fiesta: 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 Dia de la Independencia
Friday, September 16
This is a national holiday.

In the City of Merida

 

Monday (Lunes) September 12, 2011

Yucatan Living Inauguration of the Photographic Exposition
The title of this showing is “A Story to Tell / Silver and Ink”. The content is historical photographs of Yucatan. If you love history, you’ll want to see this.
Location: Galeria del Centro de Desarrollo Cultural y Artesanal in Izamal
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) September 13, 2011Folkloric Ballet

Yucatan Living Folkloric Dance: Tribute to Dance
This is a performance by Grupo Folklorico Lol Ixi’im, under the direction of Wilfrido Pool.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Music: Night of Dance: Spectacular Mexico
This is a performance by Grupo Folklorico Alma de Mexico, under the direction of Maestra Raquel E. Alcocer Vazquez.
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 64 x 63
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Recital of Classical Guitar: Aires Hispanoamericanos
Performing tonight will be guitarist Juan Miguel Perez Cante.
Location: Salon of Murals in the Municipal Palace in Valladolid
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mexican Movie: HellInfierno, 2010
(Mexico, 2010). Director: Luis Estrada. This movie stars Damian Alcazar, Joaquin Cosio, Ernesto Gomez Cruz and Maria Rojo. In 2010, it was nominated for best Hispanic film at the Goya awards, Spain’s most important film awards. In 2011, it gained nine Ariel awards (the Mexican equivalent of the Oscar), including Best Picture, Director and Actor (Alcazar). Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and facing a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) September 14, 2011

Yucatan Living Exposition: Encounter with Nature
This exposition features the work of Luis Castro Sansores. We’re assuming these are paintings.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 15, 2011

Yucatan Living Viva Mexico! Mexican Independence DayMexican Independence
The Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores) also known as El Grito de la Independencia (Cry of Independence) was first uttered from the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato on September 16, 1810. Today, Viva Mexico! rings out from every Municipal Palace in Mexico at the stroke of midnight on September 15. What we really love about this custom is that it has spread with migrants and now, Viva Mexico! is heard in every corner of the world. There is always a wonderful celebration in the Plaza Grande in Merida, beginning around 9:00 PM, with el grito at about 10:00 PM on Thursday night (NOT midnite!). If you haven’t been, we certainly do recommend that you go.

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

 

Friday (Viernes) September 16, 2011

Yucatan Living National Holiday

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.Independence Parade

Yucatan Living Independence Parade
Students, government employees and the Army participate a traditional parade on the morning of the 16th. They will march down Paseo de Montejo and then probably Calle 58 or 60. You have to get up early to see it, but it’s worth it!
Location: From Monumento a la Bandera to Parque de San Juan
Time: 7:00 am Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) September 17, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie.
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.Mexican Music

Yucatan Living Music: A Song of Mexico
This is a performance by the Rondalla Universitaria with Mariachi Metamorphosis. Under the musical direction of Julian Duran Flores.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mexican Cinema: Bad Habits
(Mexico 2007) Intertwining stories of abuse, adultery, and anorexia center around a family and with obsessed mother living in Mexico City.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Dance: The Youth Ballet of Yucatan
This performance is under the direction of Karla Barrera
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: FreePhantom of the Opera

Yucatan Living Movie: The Phantom of the Opera
(U.S., 1925). Starring Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry and Mary Philbin.  A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: The Alfredo Cortes Aguilar Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan
This performance is under the direction of Raul Castillo.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

 

 

Sunday (Domingo) September 18, 2011Documentaries in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Amazing Earth.
Learn about the geological forces that, in the past, have helped shape the surface of our planet. These will include a host of catastrophic events, such as meteor strikes, volcanic eruptions and the movement of continents.
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Phantom of the Opera
(U.S., 1925). Starring Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry and Mary Philbin.  A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeChildren Choir in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Concert: Coro de Ninos Yidzat il Kay
This youth choir is under the direction of Eduardo Zarracino. There will be new songs in the Mayan language and traditional costumes, as well as contemporary compositions. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Dance: The Alfredo Cortes Aguilar Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan

This ballet performance is under the direction of Raul Castillo.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM SundayOrquesta de Camara in Yucatan
Admission: $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Concert: The Chamber Orchestra of Merida
This musical performance is under the direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Concert: Maricarmen Perez: September 21
Maricarmen Perez will bring her exceptional voice and musical talent to a concert in Valladolid, to be followed by a wine reception at the Casa de Los Venados to meet the singer and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Don’t miss it! A great excuse to take a trip to Valladolid for the night or weekend!
Location: Casa de los Venados in Valladolid
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: TBA
For more information: Casa de los Venados www.casadelosvenados.com/

Yucatan Living The Relics of Pope John Paul II to Visit Merida: October 1, 2011Juan Pablo II
The relics of Yucatan’s beloved Pope John Paul II will be on display in Campeche on Friday, September 30, in Merida on Saturday, October 1, in Cancun on Sunday, October 2, and in Chetumal on Monday, October 3. The relics include a wax figure of the late pontiff. 
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Admission: Certainly is free

Yucatan Living Operas at the Movies: Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart: October 1
This season will present eleven new operas beginning in September 2011 and concluding in June 2012.
Location: Movie Theaters at Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: Brief Talk: 11:30 AM, Movie Begins: 12:00 PM (all 1st Saturdays)
Admission: $50 peso donation to Opera Yucatan

Yucatan Living Annual Meet the Traditional China Expo: October 2
This is an expo that gets bigger every year. The expo is open to the general public and includes activities such as workshops in calligraphy, paper cutting, Chinese knots, and presentations of costumes, Mandarin classes, and more! What a great opportunity!
Location: Central Building of UADY, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tekax Expo Feria del Comercio 2011: Mid-October
More than fifty local merchants and artisans will have their best work on display. While you’re there, don’t forget to go by the Furniture Mart (Mueblería de Mart) to see the hand-carved pieces by Jorge Martin Zapata. His work is currently being shown in the galleries of the better hotels in the tourist zone in Quintana Roo. 
Location: Tekax
Dates, Times: More as we receive it
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Semi-Finals for New Voices of the MayabNew Voices of the Mayab
October 21: Valladolid
October 28: Progreso

There will be 12 contestants each night. This is the fourth year of this contest. It all culminates in a huge event during the State Fair atX’matquil in November. This contest began after there was a contest to replace Timbiriche members as they aged out of the famous young group. When the contests were over, 600 young people in Yucatan had been identified as having voices that would be of commercial value. Yucatan immediately took advantage of this newly discovered natural resource and we now enjoy some of the best young voices, in both choirs and commercial groups, in the world.Toh Bird Festival 2011

Yucatan Living The TOH Uxmal and Hacienda Sayil Bird Watching Tour:October 16
Conditions: Vehicle capacity is 12 people. They split the cost of gasoline and driver ($800 pesos) among the participants.
Recommendations: Bring water, food, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Handy to have along: Raincoat or umbrella, sunglasses, camera, binoculars (required), telescope (if available).
Meeting Point: 5:00 AM at Chedraui on Itzaes Avenue.
Return to Meeting Point: 12:00 PM
Admission: TBA:  limited availability. To reserve, call (044) 999 127 1685 or (999) 985 5991 or via email: dsalas60 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Yucatan Living Concert: Ricky Martin: October 23, 2011Ricky Martin in Yucatan
Get your tickets as soon as possible. This crowd is expected to reach 15,000 soon.
Location: Parque de Béisbol Kukulcán, on the Kukulkan Stadium, Circuito Colonias
Time: 8:30 PM Sunday
Admission: $2,300 (VIP), $1,800 (Platino), $1,300 (Palco), $900 (Butaca baja) and $300 (Butaca alta). There is a commission charged for issuing the ticket.
Tickets on Sale Now: Segafredo (Gran Plaza), Mister Tennis (Galerías Mérida), Farmacias del Ahorro, the stadium box office and www.superboletos.com

Yucatan Living Joaquin Sabina in Concert: October 30, 2011
Singer Joaquin Sabina brings his new tour “El Penultimo Tren” to Merida.
Location: Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI, Calle 60 Norte #299-E Ex-Codemex, Col. Revolución, Between Gran Plaza and Liverpool 
Time: TBA
Admission: Tickets at Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI
Prices: $1,500 (Diamante), $1,200 (VIP), $900 (Platino), $600 (Oro) and $350 (Plata).
Info: 941-60-95 and 313-10-66.

Yucatan Living Evolucion’s 2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser for Los Pekes Amigos!
Date: Saturday, November 12
Location: Casa de Gloria, Calle 60 #609 x 73 y 75, Centro Merida
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Admission: Tickets go on sale October 1. You must buy tickets in advance! Drinks, food, silent auction, raffle, live music and more to benefit the dogs of Sanctuary Evolucion! More information to come.

Yucatan Living The TOH Marathon Bird Watch: Nov. 25 – 27
Gather your team of four to nine people and visit the TOH Festival de Aves website http://www.yucatanbirds.org.mx/ingles/eventos/maratones.php#  for more information and updates.

Yucatan LivingFirst Annual Merida Music Festival: November 20
All day music festival featuring 10 bands, including bands from Cuba, Ireland and the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan. Only 2000 tickets will be sold. The event will be catered by Hennessy’s, everyone’s favorite Irish pub, and the Bierhaus, everyone’s favorite German pub. 
Location: At Hacienda Dzibikak… if you have never been there, this will be a great opportunity to see one of Yucatan’s lovely renovated haciendas.
Time: More information to follow.
Admission: Tickets will be $195 MXN per person or $350 MXN per couple.

 

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One Response to “Events: Mexican Independence Day”

  1. Khaki Scott you are a superb person expossing representing and reporting on and about the “Yucatan Living Scene” Thank You !!

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