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Events: Movies for Women’s Day

This Week… starting March 02, 2009


Announcing our new Calendar! Now there are more ways to find out what’s happening in Merida.

Every week, in an article like this, we will continue to point out what we think are interesting events for the week to come. We also, of course, have a complete listing of the ongoing Classes and repetitive events in our Ongoing Events Calendar here.

Now, due to popular demand, we are introducing a 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, so you can see what each color stands for). 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.

We welcome any suggestions you might have and hope you find this new Yucatan Living feature useful.

And now, our picks for the week…

Yucatan Living Textiles
The Museum of Popular Art in Mejorada is opening a new exhibit this week: Arte Textil Maya. The exhibit features the collection of textile art from Mundo Maya. The opening begins at 7 pm on Thursday, March 5, and includes a lecture (in Spanish) at 8 pm entitled Las Voces de Los Textiles (the Voices of the Textiles) by Juan UADY Book FairRafael Coronel Rivera. The event is free and open to the public.

Yucatan Living Regional Book Fair by UADY
This is a perfect opportunity to buy books about Yucatan, the Mayas and research made in Yucatan. Books edited by UADY and local publishers.
Location: Calle 65 x 56.
Time: Open from 10 am to 8 pm until March 7th.

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 03, 2009

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Merida Festival of Trova 2009
Location:
Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater: 12 Angry Men
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case
is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. This performance is under the direction of
Jose Sole and stars Aaron Hernan, David Ostrosky, Ignacio Lopez Tarso, Jose Elias Moreno, Juan Ferrara,Marco Uriel, Miguel Pizarro, Miguel Rodarte, Patricio Castillo, Roberto Blandon, Rodrigo Murray, and Salvador Pineda. (This play, and all other theatre in Merida, is in Spanish unless otherwise noted).
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 59 y 61
Time: 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: $350, $500, and $600 pesos. Tickets on sale at the theater box office and at Siglo XXI Cinema

Wednesday (Miércoles) March 04, 2009

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Merida Festival of Trova 2009
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Mona Lisa SmileMona Lisa Smile
Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson’s views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) March 05, 2009

Yucatan Living Textile Exhibit Opening
The Museum of Popular Art in Mejorada is opening a new exhibit this week: Arte Textil Maya. The exhibit features the collection of textile art from Mundo Maya. The opening begins at 7 pm on Thursday, March 5, and includes a lecture (in Spanish) at 8 pm entitled Las Voces de Los Textiles (the Voices of the Textiles) by Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera. The event is free and open to the public.
Location: Museo de Arte Popular, Calle 57 at Calle 50, Mejorada Park
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Servant
This film takes a sharp look at British class relations via a dramatic turning of the tables between a dainty Oxbridge bachelor and his contemptuous manservant. The servant slowly realizes and exploits his expanding powers over his master as the bachelor steadily loses his authority and becomes enslaved to his own employee.
Location: Videosala at the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Alberto Alvarez in Concert
This is the must-see event of the evening. Originally from Cuba, this pianist
is not only a master of the piano, but also a teacher and mentor to
some of the most famous vocalists and instrumentalists in the world.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61Blackhole
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission:$15 pesos at the door; $10 pesos for tickets purchased in advance.

Yucatan Living Theater: Blackhole
A play by Christian Nuñez and Sandra Lara.
Location: Audiovisual at the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Whale RiderWhale Rider
Directed by Niki Caro with Keisha Castle-Huhes, Rawiri Paratene, and Cliff Curtis. One young girl dared to confront the past, change the present and determine the future. In the ways of the Ancients, she found a hope for the future. If you have not seen this movie, see it. You are in for a treat.
Location: Centro Cultural José MartíCalle 20 x Av. Colon
Time: 7:00 pm Thursday
Admission: Free, Adolescents and adults only.

 

Friday (Viernes) March 06, 2009

Yucatan Living Gala Romántica
Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Director, with violin soloist, Erika Dobosiewicz. The music for this performance is Berlioz’s Roman Carnival, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, and Brahms’ Symphony # 4
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $150, $100, $80, and $60 pesos (students & INAPAM 50% discount)

Yucatan Living 6moduli

Tonite is the opening of a collection of works by the teachers at ESAY, the Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan, housed in the renovated railway station. Lots of new works by local accomplished artists.
Location: CAV in Santa Ana, Calle 60 across from Santa Ana Park
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Artists Without Borders
This new gallery is presenting it’s second show, a collection of work from several Cuban artists, as well as a few local artists.
The show will run from March 6 through April 24.
Location: Soho Galerias Calle 60 # 400-A x Calles 43 y 41
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free
Information: info [at] sohogalleriesmx [dot] com

Yucatan Living Theater: Tango
This production, by Addy Góngora Basterra, is under the direction of Silvia Káter and
features instrumental music, singing, and dancing.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $80 pesos; (students & INAPAM 50% discount)

Yucatan Living Movie: Holy Girl
The film takes place in the small town of La Ciénaga, at the Hotel Termas, a dilapidated Argentine hotel, during a medical conference. Amalia’s story is partly about an adolescent girl’s discovery of her sexual vulnerability and the sexual power she possesses
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The White MasaiThe White Masai
Based upon an autobiographical novel by Swiss writer Corinne Hofmann, the film tells of a girl, Carola, whose vacation in Kenya takes an interesting turn when she becomes infatuated with a Masai.
Location: Centro Cultura José Martí, Calle 20 x Av. Colon
Time: 7:00 pm Friday
Admission: Free, Adolescents and adults only.

 

Saturday (Sabado) March 07, 2009

Yucatan Living Basic Astronomy Course
Learn about our planet and general astronomy! This week’s lecture: Understanding the sky.
Location: Arcadio Poveda Ricalde Planetarium, Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Women Create ’09
This will be a get-together that offers short theater productions, poetry readings, a photography exhibit, paintings, graffiti, and musical groups.
Location: Plaza Grande, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Close to Home

Yucatan Living Movie: Close to Home
Two 18 year old girls with completely opposite personalities are assigned to a guard post on the Israel/Palestine border and forced to deal with personality clash, the realities of the occupation and army life and the usual trials of teenage life.
Location: Centro Cultural José Martí Calle 20 x Av. Colon
Time: 7:00 pm Saturday
Admission: Free, Adolescents and adults only.

 

Sunday (Domingo) March 08, 2009

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Future Is Wild: 5 million year’s time
Based on research and interviews with dozens of scientists, this television show was put together to explore the idea of what life on Earth might look like five or a hundred million years from now.Even if you can’t get to see the film, check out the Future Is Wild website for lots of interesting facts.
Location: Museum of Natural History, next to the Centennario Zoo on Calle 59Encuentros
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Encuentros
Guitar concert by Maria San Felipe and Andres Tinoco.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Gala Romántica
Juan Carlos Lomónaco Director
Violin Soloist: Erika Dobosiewicz
Music: Berlioz’s Roman Carnival, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Brahms’ Symphony # 4
Location: All Performances are to be held at Teatro Peon Contreras
Time: 12:00 PM
Admission: $150, $100, $80, and $60 pesos (students & INAPAM 50% discount)

 

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Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Sitar Night
Our good friend Alfred Rordame, who runs the Hotel Macanche in Izamal with his lovely wife Emily, will be playing the sitar at Jazzin’ Merida on Wednesday, March 11. Join us for an inspired evening of Indian and Indian-inspired music as Alfred regales us with the awesome and unusual sound, accompanied by Lorenzo Magg doing percussion and Gary DeRose of the Yucatones on guitar. The event starts at 9 pm. More details on the Merida Month-At-A-Glance Calendar

Yucatan Living Yucatones: March 19; 20; March 26 ; 27Yucatones in Merida
The Yucatones are taking a break, but will be back to play 2 weekends of double dates in March. David Abahari, owner of Jazzin’ Merida is leaving Merida for the U.S. to develop Legball, a game he created, as an Olympic sport. David gave the Yucatones their first gig, and they consider Jazzin’ Merida their home club. So they’re going to get in all the stage time they can while David is still here and Jazzin’ Merida is still open for business. David is leaving on this quest in early April, and between now and then he either needs to find a buyer for Jazzin’ Merida (the price is ridiculously low, in the Yucatones’ humble opinions) or liquidate all the furnishings and stock. The Yucatones are busy chanting, lighting votive candles, and making Mayan prayer bundles to help bring a new owner to Jazzin’ Merida…. one who will carry on David’s work of making the place the Merida cultural and musical center is deserves to be. (And keep the Yucatones working, of course!) Best of luck to whoever takes over at Jazzin’ Merida and we’re glad to hear that the Yucatones will stay with the club and their fans.

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 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
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

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

 

 


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4 Responses to “Events: Movies for Women’s Day”

  1. The new calendar is great, but why isn’t the symphony listed?

  2. Because there are still only 24 hours in each day… we haven’t figured out a way to add more.

    The not-so-cheeky answer to that question is… we’re working on it!! They should be up sometime today!

  3. Thank you for all the information you have so eloquently provided throughout the months I’ve been in contact with “Yucatan living. com”. After so many years of “wishing” I am very happy to finally be a “new permanent resident” of this marvelous Yucatan world. I look forward to meeting all of you “expatriates”. I am now renting a place in the Chuburna area of Merida. It is great to be here!!!

  4. How do I get in contact with Dave Abahari regarding Jazzin Merida?
    Thank you!

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