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Events: Municipal Fiestas!

This Week… starting January 04


 

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Tizimin
Dec. 29 through Jan. 6 (and then some…. )
We hardly know where to start telling you about this fiesta! It seems that it is not going to end! We are seeing events scheduled through the middle of January! This fiesta is in honor of Santos Reyes (the Three Kings). Don’t think of this as just the end of a Cowboy Christmas. Tizimin is a huge municipality (county) that extends from whale watching on the northern coast to the traditional Mayan lifestyle in the south. While this is a cattleman’s wonderland, the shopping here is across the board: fine jewelry, pottery, leather work, pirograbado (wood carving by burning), artistic carpentry, and much much more!

Yucatan Living Chikindzonot 2 Day Event
Jan. 6th and 7th
This fiesta is in honor of Reyes Magos. Chikindzonot is located just about in the center of our southern border with Quintana Roo. If you are into cenotes and/or the architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries, this is the place for you. Chikindzonot also has more than its share of archaeological monuments at: Xalau, Tamba, Bolmay, Petul, Sotpol, Xuyap, Poxil, Xcoom, Palaban, Xmaos and Xcan. Municipalities like this are the, as yet, unspoiled treasures of our state and we are remiss if we do not visit and support them in any way we can. …and one last word to the wise… a designated driver might be a good idea, since three favorite drinks in outlying municipalities, such as Chikindzonot, include: Xtabentun, Balché, and Bebida de anis.Santa Elena Fiesta

Yucatan Living Santa Elena Fiesta  5 Day Event
Jan. 10th through Jan. 24th
This fiesta is in honor of Santo Cristo del Amor. Many of our readers are familiar with Santa Elena that contains Uxmal. It is to the southeast of the city, and forms part of our border with the State of Campeche. There are loads of archaeological sites here, including: Uxmal, Kabah, Nohpat, Xcoh and Muchich.

 

In the City

 

Monday (Lunes) January 04, 2010


Yucatan Living 2nd Annual Poetry & Workshops Festival
Sponsored by U.S. Poets in Mexico. Check website here.
Yucatan Poet Award Recipients, Pedro Serrano and José Vicente Anaya.
Location: Merida English Language Library, Calle 53 x 66 y 68
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) January 05, 2010

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan
Finalists of the New Voices of the Mayab, the Second Generation
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: VII Ballroom Dancing Competition
Location:  Santiago Park, Calle 59 x 72, Centro
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Trovandando
Location: Lower floor of the Municipal Palace, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The Greatness of the Maya
A multidisciplinary performance.
Location: Lower floor of the Municipal Palace, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 10:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Remembering the Great Trios: Trio Vendaval
Location: Santa Lucia Park, Calle 60 x 55
Time: 10:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Alleys: Anniversary 468 of the City of Merida
Location: Santa Lucia Park, Calle 60 x 55
Time: 11:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 2nd Annual Poetry & Workshops Festival
Sponsored by U.S. Poets in Mexico. Check website here.
Mérida Fellowship Award Recipient and Mark Doty.
Location: Merida English Language Library, Calle 53 x 66
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) January 06, 2010Day of the Three Kings

Yucatan Living Dia de los Reyes Magos (Day of the Three Kings)

Yucatan Living 2nd Annual Poetry & Workshops Festival
Sponsored by U.S. Poets in Mexico. Check website here.
Briceida Cuevas Cob, Jonathan Harrington and Martin Espada.
Location: Merida English Language Library, Calle 53 x 66
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: From Yesterday to Today
This is a performance by the wonderful Victor Martinez
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo, Calle 60 x 57 y 59
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) January 07, 2010US Poets in Mexico Event

Yucatan Living 2nd Annual Poetry & Workshops Festival
Sponsored by U.S. Poets in Mexico. Check website here.
Pura López Colome, Anne Waldman and at 9 pm: Cassandra Tribe.
Location: Galeria La Periferia, Calle 54 x 53
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Film: TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $20 pesosKiller's Kiss

Yucatan Living Movie: Killer’s Kiss (USA, 1955)
A Stanley Kubrick Film.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Perfect Robbery (USA, 1956)
A Stanley Kubrick Film
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Duet: Sonido Abierto
The title of tonight’s performance is “Fine Printing.”
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Popular Music During the War of Independence
This is a performance by Jorge Buenfil
Location: Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM ThursdayJesus Armando Anniversary
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Special Event: Jesus Armando’s 20th Year Anniversary
Serenade Yucateca
Location: Parque de Santa Lucia, Calle 60 x 55
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) January 08, 2010

Yucatan Living 2nd Annual Poetry & Workshops Festival
Sponsored by U.S. Poets in Mexico. Check website here.
All Participants and Faculty of the visiting group from US Poets in Mexico (1 poem each).
Location: Merida English Language Library, Calle 53 x 66
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos Yanina and Rachel in Concert

Yucatan Living Concert: Yanina and Rachel
Tonight’s performance: A Salute to McCartney and Lennon
Location: Parque de las Americas / in the Concha Acustica, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Gineres
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Yo Canto
This is a performance by Cony Ancona. We want more of this artist!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Arianna
This is a must see performance that is part of the program called “Romantic Heart.” This young lady is just wonderful and you are guaranteed of a great evening’s entertainment!
Location: Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Paths of Glory (USA, 1957)
This is a Stanley Kubrick Film
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Dr. Strangelove (U.S., 1964
This is a Stanley Kubrick Film
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Traditional Dance Event: Lluvia con Sol
Location: San Sebastian Park, Calle 72 x 77
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sábado) January 09, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location:Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Exposition: Art in the Comisarias
Under the direction of Victor Argaez
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 10:30 AM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Singing and Dreaming of Cri-Cri (Part 2)
This is a performance by Angel and Andrea
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 1:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living T’HO: A Magic and Universal City
This is a multidisciplinary visual and scenic spectacular.
Location: The Aqua Park, Calle 29 x 8 E. Periferico, Fracc. Vergel IV
Time: 6:00 PM Saturday
Admission: FreeSpartacus

Yucatan Living Movie: Spartacus (USA, 1960)
This is a Stanley Kubrick Film
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Love Loft by Gina Osorno
An evening of jazz in the vocal style of the Big Apple
Location: Plaza Altabrisa, Calle 6 x 22 y 24, Fracc. Altabrisa
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Abrazame by Marilu Basulto
Don’t miss this one!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Between Light and Shadow by Conception Garma
Location: Parque de La Ermita, Calle 66 x 75
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Seven Juana by Group “Maria Magdalena
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20 Garcia Ginerés
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Duet for Guitars: Alberto Palomo and Robbin White
Location: Teatro del IMSS, Calle 34 #439 x 41 Col. Industrial (T1)
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Reverence to Merida, City of Music
This is a performance by Lila Deneken
Location: Parque de la Aleman, Calle 31 C x 20 y 22, Col. Aleman
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Noche Mexicana: Special performance
Tonight’s performance is by the Group “Alborada
Location: Remate de Montejo, Calle 47 x 58
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Remembering Mercedes Sosa
Tonight’s tribute performance is by Maria Teresa
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) January 10, 2010

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 2010 Marathon of the City of MeridaMarathon of the City 2010
Goal: To collect $30,000 from registrations to donate to the Municipal DIF for cornea surgeries.
Cost: $100 pesos, Register at the Municipal Palace of Merida
Prizes: more than $400,000 pesos, a car, and more!
Distances: 10, 5 and 2 km
Time: 6:00 AM
Begins: Municipal Palace of Merida, Ends: Parque de las Americas.

Yucatan Living Dance: Oz, Dorothy and Silence
Choreographer: Tobias Ojeda
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Tierra Querida
This performance is by the folkloric dancers of Centro Escolar Teresa de Calcuta, A.C.
Location: Parque de las Americas / in the Concha Acustica, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living El Tunkul de los Aluxes
Don’t miss this performance! It is marimba music played by the niños percusionistas of Ixil!
Location: Parque de las Americas / in the Concha Acustica, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Marathon Bella Epoca
What a performance! Banda AM ICA, Banda Ysrael, Lluvia Con Sol, and Sonora Dinamita
Location: Lower floor of the Municipal Palace, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeLolita

Yucatan Living Movie: Lolita (USA, 1962)
This is a Stanley Kubrick Film
Location: Videosala del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: El Perfume
This performance is by the Grupo de Danza Contemporanea “CEDART Merida
Location: parque de la Aleman, Calle 31 C x 20 y 22, Col. Aleman
Time: 8:30 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Coming SoonSpay and Neuter Clinic in Merida and Progreso

Yucatan Living January 11-15: Spay and Neuter Clinic… Tell Your Friends! and your Neighborhood!
Bring your pets or spread the word. Planned Pethood US and Mexico, along with Yucatan Government, AFAD, UADY and other organizations want to sterilize at least a thousand dogs and cats in Merida and Progreso. Different times and locations. Call 305-2078 for an appointment and locations before January 5th.

Yucatan Living January 15, 2010: Slow Foods Farmer’s Market
This organic farmer’s market will launch on Friday, January 15, 2010, and will be held every Friday after that. Vendors who wish to sell their products at the Farmer’s Market must send a solicitation describing the product and retail prices to David Sterling Los Dos Cooking School, Calle 68 No. 517, Colonia Centro. Phone: 999.928.1116. You may also e-mail chefsterling [at] los-dos [dot] com
Location: Calle 31 # 70 x 12 y 14, Col. Chuburna de Hidalgo
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM all Fridays
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living January 22: The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
The 13th season of this fine orchestra opens with the comic opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti. They will be accompanied by Pro Opera from Mexico City.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras
Time: 9:00 PM on Friday (Jan. 22), 12:00 PM on Sunday (Jan. 24).
Admission: TBA also TBA will be the price for season tickets – so watch for updates here.

Yucatan Living Semilla Yoga Workshops: January 29, 30, & 31
Moving in th 5 Energies with Jnanan Dakini
Location: Calle 11 # 206 x 24 y 26, Col. Garcia Gineres
Admission: $1,500 pesos

Yucatan Living January 31: Merida English Language Library Chili Cook Off
This is the biggest event of the year at M.E.L.L. If you want to cook, please get in touch with M.E. L.L. now! E-mail: meridaenglishlibrary [at] hotmail [dot] com

Yucatan Living Saturday: April 3: Sir Elton John To Sing at Chichen ItzaElton John in Chichen Itza
This performance is one that many have been waiting for. This singer-composer-pianist has sold over 250 million records and has had more than 50 hit songs. There is not a generation in the past 40 years that has not had their age defined by one of his masterpieces. If you miss getting a reserved ticket, we are certain there will be other opportunities to get a ticket between now and the time of the concert. We will keep you informed with all the latest on this exciting event.
Admission: $10,000 pesos, $7,000 pesos, $5,000 pesos, $3,000 pesos, $2,000 pesos and $1,000 pesos.
Reservations: 942-1933 and 942-1931, Dec. 7 – 15, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Note: Reservations can be made with a 25% deposit.

 

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  1. please help me with current information on Elton John tickets

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