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Events: New Symphony Season Begins

This Week… starting Septembe 07, 2009



Municipal Fiestas This Week

Only 2 municipal fiestas take place this week and both of them are just outside of the city to the west and southwest. Both of these areas are rapidly becoming expat resident destinations, so a quick trip out to the fiestas is probably a very good idea.

Yucatan Living Ucú Fiesta One Day Event - Sept. 8Ucu Fiesta
This fiesta is in honor of Natividad de la Virgen María. For our Santiago residents in Merida, the now restored church of the Nativity of Ucú was once a mission of your church in Santiago. Ucú is very close to the city. In fact, the city is rapidly expanding in that direction. So don’t wait for a fiesta to visit Ucú. You will love its small-town-near-the-big-city environment all the time.

Yucatan Living Uman Fiesta  3 Day EventSept. 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.

 

In the City This Week

 

Monday (Lunes) September 07, 2009

Yucatan Living Check our ongoing events page for events on Monday

 

Tuesday (Martes) September 08, 2009

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Assassin’s Kisses
This is a performance by Yucatan’s beloved Trova Yucateca, under the direction of Victor Celis.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: FreeRecital of Classical Guitar

Yucatan Living Recital of Classical Guitar
Tonight’s performance is by Robbin Blanco. You will hear the music of Bach, Legniani, Barrios, Llobet, Villa-Lobos, Gagnon, Assad, Brouwer, Blanco and others.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan: Invited Musical Artist
No word yet on who will play or sing tonight, but this performance is always a treat.
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

Wednesday (Miercoles) September 09, 2009

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema: Desperado
This 1995 movie stars Antonio Banderas and Selma Hayek. A gunslinger comes home to settle a score with the local drug runner. This movie received 3 award nominations. If they gave awards for “eye candy,” this movie would top the list !!! And of course, it all takes place in Mexico.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free



Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: Yucateco Duet
This is a performance by pianist Ernesto Albor and violinist Armando Galaz, with Armando Galaz directing.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Wednesday at the Peon
Folkloric Dance: The Ways of Mexico
This performance is by the Ballet Folklorico Nuevo Sol, under the direction of Maria Jose Palma Alvarez.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $ 50 pesos

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 10, 2009Nothing Sacred

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: Nothing Sacred
This 1937 comedy/drama/romance stars Carole Lombard and Fredric March. To redeem himself after a hoax, reporter Wallace Cook proposes a series of stories on doomed Hazel Flagg. Hazel discovers she really doesn’t have radium poisoning, but still accepts the big fling in New York that Cook offers her. At first, she has a great time, but complications arise when she and Wally fall in love, and an Austrian specialist discovers that Hazel is faking.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema: The Fly
This 1986 thriller stars Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Nectar Restaurant Reopens!
Free champagne and goodies celebrate the reopening of Nectar with celebrity chef, Roberto Solis.
Location: Nectar Restaurant
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Joan of Arc
This is a French film that won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962. It is more of a dramatic representation, much like a documentary, a fictional interpretation of the events surrounding the death of Joan of Arc.
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Times: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: SandraBarbara La Marr
This is, we are fairly certain, the 1924 silent movie called Sandra. Torn between her dual personalities of a home-loving wife and a romance-seeking adventuress, Sandra Waring (Barbara La Marr) succumbs to the latter influence and makes a bargain with Stephen Winslow to help her husband, David (Henry Lytell), who faces financial ruin. This arrangement leads Sandra to a glamorous life in European capitals; a sojourn on the Riviera with François Molyneaux, who proves to be a crooked gambler using her as bait; and an affair with banker Henri La Flamme, who is arrested for embezzlement. Disillusionment follows disillusionment, and finally a contrite Sandra returns home believing David to be in love with Mait Stanley and resolved to end her own life.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Grupo Cuarteto Amati
This performance is under the direction of Cesar Reyes. Do come and watch as this award winning young pianist and clarinetist becomes El Maestro before your very eyes! They come to Yucatan from far and wide, and her ability to give opportunity to these young people is matched nowhere else in the world!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Celebrating The Life
This concert will present the unpublished songs of Felipe de la Cruz, among others. For those who do not know him, Mtro. Felipe de la Cruz is an outstandingly talented composer and no one can interpret Yucatan’s trova quite like he can. There is every reason to believe that this will be a star-studded Yucateco cast of voices we will hear tonight. This is a "must see" performance, so do get your tickets early.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $150 pesos
Ticket Outlet: Calle 38 # 295 x 81 y 83, Col. Montes de Ame
Information: 927-14-14 and 9999-00-98-98The Big Sellout

Yucatan Living Film: La Gran Venta (The Big Sellout)
In this film, author and director FLORIAN OPITZ reveals the reality of the privatised and globalised world, which is supposed to be effective and shiny. He examines the effects of THE BIG SELLOUT, the worldwide privatisation of basic public services, such as water supply, electricity, public transportation, and even public health care. In South America, Asia, Africa, but also in Europe and the United States, OPITZ meets people, for whom these promises are nothing more than hollow phrases. And what he finds is that THE BIG SELLOUT has only just begun.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $20 pesos

 

Friday (Viernes) September 11, 2009New Symphony Season

Yucatan Living New Symphony Season Begins: Sounds of the World: Mexico
Guest conductor Román Revueltas directs a program with Mexican music in honor of the celebration of Independence Day next week. The program includes works written by composers in the mid 19th Century up to the mid 20th Century. A great way to get in the mood for next week’s events.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission:$150, $100, $ 80, $ 60, $ 25 Students, Children and INAPAN

Yucatan Living Musical Theater: Little Shop of Horrors
The Summer Season of Teatro Yucateco. This is going to be a wonderful performance and well worth seeing even if you do not speak Spanish.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission:$100 pesos

Yucatan Living Folkloric Dance: By the Ways of the South
The Summer Season of the Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan, under the direction of Raul Castillo.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Dates & Times: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema: Aliens
This 1986 Sci-Fi movie stars Sigourney Weaver. It won 2 Oscars, plus 15 other wins and 21 nominations. Ms. Weaver carried the show and we doubt there are many who have not seen this classic. It is well worth seeing again
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Joan of ArcJoan of Arc
This is a French film that won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962. It is more of a dramatic representation, much like a documentary, a fictional interpretation of the events surrounding the death of Joan of Arc.
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Times: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Film: Hair India Hair India playing in Merida Yucatan
The journey of a young Indian woman’s hair, donated to the Temple to be then converted into exquisite hair extensions in Italy. This same hair will then return to India to satisfy the whim of a successful career woman in Bombay. A story of the cult of beauty in the era of globalization.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $20 pesos

Saturday (Sábado) September 12, 2009

Yucatan Living Classical Dance
The Summer Season of the Compania de Danza Clasica de Yucatan, under the direction of Victor Salas.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Movie: Joan of Arc
This is a French film that won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962. It is more of a dramatic representation, much like a documentary, but is a fictional interpretation of the events surrounding the death of Joan of Arc.
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Times: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Musical Theater: Little Shop of Horrors
The Summer Season of Teatro Yucateco. This is going to be a wonderful performance and well worth seeing even if you do not speak Spanish.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:$100 pesos




Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask
This 1972 Woody Allen movie stars Woody Allen, John Carradine, Lou Jacobi, Louise Lasser, Anthony Quayle, Tony Randall, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, and Gene Wilder. Can you imagine all of those people together in a Woody Allen movie about sex in 1972? It should be hilarious on the basis of the cast and the era alone! The movie portrays seven segments from the book of the same name.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: FreeFolkloric Dance

Yucatan Living Folkloric Dance: The Ways of the South
The Summer Season of the Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan, under the direction of Raul Castillo.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Dates & Times: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission:Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Music: Galera y Mama Ruda en ConciertoMusic at LA 68 in Merida Yucatan

Music from the groups Galera and Mama Ruda… Trance Tropical Swing & Guapachoso Pop. Sounds like fun!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $20 pesos

 

Sunday (Domingo) September 13, 2009

Yucatan Living New Symphony Season Begins: Sounds of the World: Mexico
Guest conductor Román Revueltas directs a program with Mexican music in honor of the celebration of Independence Day next week. The program includes works written by composers in the mid 19th Century up to the mid 20th Century. A great way to get in the mood for next week’s events.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission:$150, $100, $ 80, $ 60, $ 25 Students, Children and INAPAN

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
Location: Museum of Natural History on 59 next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeEmpire of the Sun

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema: Empire of the Sun
This 1987 Spielberg movie is the story of a young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. It stars Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigal Havers, and Joe Pantoliano – and was nominated for 6 Oscars.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Musical Theater: Little Shop of Horrors
The Summer Season of Teatro Yucateco. This is going to be a wonderful performance and well worth seeing even if you do not speak Spanish.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:$100 pesos

Yucatan Living Folkloric Dance: The Ways of the South
The Summer Season of the Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan, under the direction of Raul Castillo.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Dates & Times: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Movie: Joan of Arc
This is a French film that won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962. It is more of a dramatic representation, much like a documentary, and a fictional interpretation of the events surrounding the death of Joan of Arc.
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Times: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living September 15: Pedro Fernandez Brings on Independence Day
Singer Pedro Fernandez will perform during the Grito Ceremony. Get there by 10 pm and be prepared for well-behaved crowds.
Location: Plaza Grande, Calle 63 x 60
Time: 11:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living September 19Yucatones in Izamal:
The Yucatones and Alfred Rordame!
We knew their comeback would be huge, but this event, sponsored by the City Council of Izamal and Hotel Macanche, is going to be spectacular! Don’t miss this classic rock concert featuring the Legendary Yucatones, with special guest Alfred Rordame. For those who would like to stay over for the night, Hotel Macanche is offering an overnight stay – including a great breakfast and their bottomless cup of coffee, a backstage pass, a Thai buffet dinner before the show, and botanas with a cash bar after the show for: $700 pesos single occupancy without a/c, $850 pesos single occupancy with a/c, $900 double occupancy without a/c, and $1,050 double occupancy with a/c.
Location: Palacio de Izamal
Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Admission: Free
For Hotel Reservations: e-mail macanche[at]gmail[dot]com or call 988-954-0287
For More Information: see www.macanche.com

Yucatan Living September 19:
Hotel Zamna: A Night of Classical Magic
The Fenix Quartet will play the music of the Beatles. The last time Hotel Zamna hosted this event, all tickets were sold out well before the event, so get your tickets from hotel reception as soon as possible.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago
Time: Buffet served at 8:30 PM, music begins at 9:00 PM
Admission: $90 pesos
Telephone: 999 924 0103

Yucatan Living September 20: Nuestra Belleza México 2009 Comes to MeridaNuestra Belleza Mexico 2009
“Our Beauty Mexico” 2009 is a national beauty contest that will take place in Merida this year. Contestants will arrive for instruction and final training on Sept 3. The first phase of the contest will be on the 12th of September. Then, on the 17th of September, there will be the bathing suit and cocktail dress competition. Finally, on September 20th, the 15 finalists will compete for the title of Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2009. Competition will include intellectual preparation, as well as physical beauty. This final competition will be broadcast lived throughout the nation. During the course of the competition, these young ladies will tape their presentations from a number of places throughout our state. These include Celestun, Progreso, Sisal, Valladolid, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, and Merida. These tapes will then become part of their competition and will be shown throughout the nation on the final night of the contest. This will present our state to all of Mexico and will serve to show the Mexican people that Yucatan is a wonderful place to both vacation and to live, and is expected to significantly boost tourism from other states in Mexico.
Location: Siglo XXI Convention Center, Salon Chichen Itza.
Time: TBA, Sept. 20
Admission: TBA

Yucatan Living September 25 – September 27: Yoga Retreat
A weekend of meditation and purification, taught by Alejandra Cruz, of Monterrey, and Peggy Kelley.
Location: Calle 20 # 101 x 21 y 25, Col. Itzimna.
Time: Call for information: 999 127 9810
Admission: Call for information: 999 127 9810

Yucatan Living Oct. 17-18: Big Bazaar II: Saturday
This bazaar is a fundraiser for Proteccion de Perros y Gatos, a.c.the humane society that serves beach towns from Chuburna to Telchac. Some of the items for sale this year include:curtains, linens, fabric, women’s clothes, games and puzzles, baby items, kitchen and household items, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, furniture, lamps, small electrical appliances – and much much more! We are posting this early to give everyone time to see if they have anything they want to donate to this bazaar. In addition, it might remind some Snowbirds of things they can bring down with them and donate as well.  
Location: The Bull Pen Restaurant, The "Bull Pen" is three blocks past the main square in Chelem, catty-cornered from the baseball park.
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 Who to contact for information or to make a donation:
Julie Hart 999 263-4546 or Nancy Draper 999 180-7073

Yucatan Living October 30: Brazos Abiertos: 3rd Annual Fall Event
Brazos Abiertos Inc (501-c3 US non profit) (Foundation BAI) will be holding its 3rd Annual Fall Event, Silent Auction & Fashion Show, featuring the Spring Summer 2010 Collection by Alexei. The proceeds of this event will go to support education related to sexually transmitted diseases, as well as to ongoing support for their HIV-AIDS projects.
Location: The Rojano Family Home, Avenida Colon, #505C x 8, Garcia Gineres
Time: October 30, 2009 7:00 PM -10:00 PM
Admission: $300 pesos

Yucatan Living October 31Sarah Brightman in Concert at Chichen Itza:
Sarah Brightman Concert at Chichen Itza

The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, along with some of the best voices in the state, will perform, on October 31st, with Sarah Brightman at Chichen Itza. Formerly married to Andrew Lloyd Weber, Mx Brightman is a veteran of The Phantom of the Opera and has sung with both the London and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. Until now, only Yucatan’s beloved Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo have sung at this archaeological wonder. Elton John is expected to sing at Chichen Itza in April, 2010, and there is talk of inviting both Paul McCartney and David Copperfield at some time in the future.
Location: Chichen Itza, Yucatán
Time: TBA
Admission: Starting at $500 pesos

Yucatan Living December 5 – 6: AANY Art Show
The last AANY Show was a huge success and we have no doubt that the next one will be as well. Word has come that this event now has the support of the ICY and will be included in the Otoño Cultural (Fall Cultural Festival). Keep watching for new interviews and a full article on this important upcoming event.

 

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