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Events: Regional Theater and Chaplin

This Week… starting April 13, 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!).

 

Fiestas this Week

The holidays are over and the fiestas are beginning again!

Akil Fiesta 7 Day Event
April 14 through April 20
This fiesta is in honor of St. Ines. There will be street dancing and jaranas competition dancing. Akil is a tiny municipality in the southern part of the state, bounded on the north and south by Mani and Tekax, and on the east and west by Teabo and Oxkutzcab. We often overlook these little gems and are quite surprised when we visit and find marvelous monuments and churches, as well as artisans.

Tekal de Venegas Fiesta 5 Day Event
April 15 through 19
This fiesta is held in honor of San Pedro. Tekal de Venegas is located in the north-central part of the state and is in two sections that are connected by only a thin strip of land, so it has 2 neighbors to the north (Temax and Dzoncauich) and 2 neighbors to the south (Izamal and Tunkas). The two most widespread languages spoken here are Maya and Nahuatl. There ae two great temples in Tekal de Venegas, one to San Roman and the other to San Pedro, that make this trip worthwhile.Tekax, Yucatan

Tekax Fiesta 5 Day Event
April 18 through 22
This fiesta is a celebration of Spring. Tekax is a great place to visit. It has huge colonial churches and plenty of archaeological sites to see. Look for leatherwork and jewelry and, in a town named Pencuyut, look for hammocks. Tekax is the big municipality that goes right down to the southern point of our state, so its southern neighbors are the states of Campeche and Quintana Roo.

Tahmek Fiesta 1 Day Event
April 18
This fiesta is in honor of San Pedro Apostol. Tahmek is not all that far to the east of Merida (just past Seye), and is well into horse country – so look for great leatherwork here!

Tahdziu Fiesta 1 Day Event
April 18
This fiesta is also in honor of San Pedro Apostol. Tahdziu is located just south of Yaxcaba, and north and west of Peto. If you have been looking for either a cotton or hemp hammock – or embroidry done by hand – Tahdziu is the place for you! So be sure and put Tahdziu on your list of places to see and resources for shopping for those hard to find items.

Monday (Lunes) April 13, 2009

Yucatan Living Salon at Cafe Chocolate


You are invited to participate in a Salon, under the auspices of Katalina McNulty. This Week: Cecil B. DeMille: The Motion Pictures and International Relations
Are movies a way of influencing international relations – and if so, what role did the early filmmakers play in shaping relations between Europe and the Americas in the last century?
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Calle 60 x 55 y 53
Time: 5:00 PM Monday
Admission: suggested donation of $20 pesos
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Tuesday (Martes) April 14, 2009

Yucatan Living Remembranzas Musicales
This weekly dance has been held every Tuesday night since Valentine’s Day, 1984. Come on out and listen to the Big Band sounds of the 1940s, performed by the wonderful Jaranara Orchestra. Best of all, this is a great place to practice your chachachá and your mambo, or to just sit and watch the people of Merida enjoy dancing under the open skies
Location: Santiago Park, C. 72 x 59Good Bye Lenin
Time: 8:30PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Behind the Wall. Movie: Goodbye to Lenin

(Germany, 2003) In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany, as she knew it, has disappeared.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Grupo Kaytaan
This performance is under the direction of Carlos Osorio. This trova group is better known outside of Yucatan than here at home. They love to travel, so we are always glad to have them perform back home in Merida.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miércoles) April 15, 2009Alborada Musical Group

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: Grupo "Alborada"
This performance is under the direction of Mtro. Santos Manuel Cuevas Uicab. Their special area of expertise is Latino-american folkloric music, so their performances always fall into the "must see" category.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) April 16, 2009

Yucatan Living Concert: Regional Workshop of Wind Instruments for Symphonic Bands 2009
There are several workshops and competitions like this throughout the year in Merida. Reports are that they are all well worth attending.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Recital of Cello and Piano
This performance is by Ana Leticia (cello) and Jorge Piña (piano). We cannot tell you how wonderful these recitals are. They are always "must see" performances!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Chaplin Cinema Series: The Gold RushCharles Chaplin movies in Merida, Yucatan
(U.S., 1925) Chaplin looks for gold in the far North. He falls in love with a saloon girl and tries to keep from being eaten by bears. To keep from starving, he boils and hilariously eats an old shoe.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Chaplin Cinema Series: The Circus
(U.S., 1928) Chaplin’s tramp unknowingly joins the circus, falls in love with the owner’s bareback riding daughter, and unselfishly arranges for her to marry the tightrope walker with whom she is in love.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jazzin’ Merida: Last Call: Long Dan Prescher
Tonight Dan "Long Dan" Prescher plays his last solo gig at Jazzin’ Merida. For this special farewell performance, Long Dan will dig especially deep into the archives and augment his list of classic pop and folk tunes with a few that were popular before the discovery of gravity.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: The doors open at 8pm, music starts around 9:30 Thursday
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Documentary: Darwin’s Nightmare
Some time in the 1960’s, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

 

Friday (Viernes) April 17, 2009

Yucatan Living Concert: Charlas de Cafe: Hollywood de mis Amores
Jose Jesus Angulo, pianist, performs movie music from the middle of the 20th century.
Location: Sala de Arte, Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Chaplin Cinema Series: City Lights
(U.S., 1931) As are his other movies, this one is also written by, directed by, and stars Charles Chaplin. In City Lights, Chaplin’s tramp struggles with issues surrounding the fact that he has fallen in love with a blind flower girl.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater: Los Ojos Abiertos del Ella (Her well open eyes)
This is a repeat performance of one of the most popular theater productions in 2008. It is under the direction of Nelson Cepeda.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Gineres
Time: 8:00 PM FridayLa Kech del Candidato, Salma Salomé
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater: La Kech del Candidato (The Candidate’s Lover)
This theater piece is under the direction of Raul Nino.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $80 pesos; Students and INAPAM: $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Retional Theater: ¿Y que paso con el Sueño de los Flamboyanes?
What Happened to the Dreams of the Flamboyanes?
Written and Directed by Jazmin Lopez; Produced by Hector Herrera; Starring Mario III, Beatriz Yanez, Tanicho, Wendy Basulto, and Juan Castillo. These are the names of some of our rising stars, so try not to miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Dates and Times: April 17, 18, 24 & 25: 8:00 PM; April 19: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos and $100 pesos (available at the box office)

Yucatan Living Movie: The Old Thieves
Filmmaker Everado Gonzalez creates a sweeping sociological portrait of the organized criminal elements that ruled over Mexico during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. During this onscreen journey, Gonzalez explores such subtopics as the unique ethical codes upheld by Mexican criminals, the specific legal aberrances committed by hardened Mexican law-breakers, the periodic allegiances between crime and corrupt Mexican police operations, and the eventual reprisals doled out by authorities in the 1980s.
Location:Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos

Saturday (Sabado) April 18, 2009Charles Chaplin, Cinema Series

Yucatan Living Charlie Chaplin Cinema Series: Modern Times
(U.S., 1936) Chaplin’s tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeles woman (played by Paulette Goddard).
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Guerrero in My Studio
This production is under the artistic direction and general production of Elide Soberanis.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater: The Decision
This performance is by Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes, under the direction of Mtro. Miguel Garcia.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Gineres
Time: 6:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Poetry Reading and SharingPoetry reading and sharing at Cafe Chocolate, Merida
Come one! Come all! New readers welcome! Every Saturday, for at least the next 3 months, there is going to be an open mike poetry reading at Cafe Chocolate. You can read your own poems or the poetry of someone else. This sounds like great fun so please do go out and support it. It is not only new, but it helps to round out the cultural experiences we are so fortunate to have here in Merida. Be sure and read the website (see link below). It is guaranteed to make you smile and will certainly make you feel as if you must stop by.
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Back Patio, Calle 60 x 49
Time: All Saturdays: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: Free
Website: Here. http://www.jkpublishing.org/dsm_index.php

Yucatan Living Documentary: Papalotzin monarch butterfly papalotzin
When autumn arrives, Monarch butterflies begin the lengthy journey from southern Canada and northern United States to spend the winter under the protection of the pine and fir forests of the States of Michoacan and Mexico in central Mexico… A journey of discovery and adventure, of science and wisdom that will follow the extreme challenges of the Monarch butterfly, migrating these massive distances every year. Learn more at: www.papalotzin.com
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Retional Theater: ¿Y que paso con el Sueño de los Flamboyanes?
What Happened to the Dreams of the Flamboyanes?
Written and Directed by Jazmin Lopez; Produced by Hector Herrera; Starring Mario III, Beatriz Yanez, Tanicho, Wendy Basulto, and Juan Castillo. These are the names of some of our rising stars, so try not to miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Dates and Times: April 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25: 8:00 PM; April 12 & 19: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos and $100 pesos (available at the box office)

Yucatan Living Dance: Tribute to Dance
This performance is under the direction of Dance
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

 

Sunday (Domingo) April 19, 2009The Earth

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Earth
Watch the formation of a new planet as it develops all of the characteristics of our own Earth.
Location: Museum of Natural History, next to the Zoo on Calle 59
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living OSY: Gala Didáctica
Juan Carlos Lomónaco Director
Pianists: Merida’s own Marieli Sosa and Zuleika Diaz. We have seen them in recitals and other performances, sometimes with Alberto Alvarez.
Music: Saint-Saems’ Carnival of the Animals, and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Sunday: 12:00 PM
Admission: $150, $100, $80, and $60 pesos (students & INAPAM 50% discount)

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Scenic Arts: Gonzalo Guerrero: First Ally of the Mayas
This performance is under the artistic direction and general production of Elide Soberanis
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Sunday

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Regional Theater: ¿Y que paso con el Sueño de los Flamboyanes?
What Happened to the Dreams of the Flamboyanes?
Written and Directed by Jazmin Lopez; Produced by Hector Herrera; Starring Mario III, Beatriz Yanez, Tanicho, Wendy Basulto, and Juan Castillo. These are the names of some of our rising stars, so try not to miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Dates and Times: April 17, 18, 24 & 25: 8:00 PM; April 12 & 19: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos and $100 pesos (available at the box office)La magia de los Sueños, Concert in Merida

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: The Magic of Dreams
This performance is by the Camerata Academica de Merida, which is the chamber orchestra of the municipality. It is under the direction of the internationally known Yucateco native Jose Luis Chan Sabido. These are always "must see" performances!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Tribute to Dance
This performance is under the direction of Dance
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

 

 

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Yucatan Living April 20
Salon at Cafe Chocolate
Cesar Chavez: What the Future Holds for Farm Workers and Hispanics.
How is immigration changing both Mexico and the United States, and what does the ascendance of Mexican-Americans in the United States mean for this century?
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Calle 60 x 53
Time: 5:00 PM, Monday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Yucatones: "Damn, They’re Back!" Tour
Gary "G-Tone" DeRose makes his triumphal return to the Merida stage when The Legendary Yucatones reunite for their long-awaited "Damn, They’re Back!" tour.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 X 53 y 55
Time: 9:00 PM

Ph 9 24 56 28
Food, Refrescos, Beer, Wine, Cocktails

Yucatan Living April 25
Hotel Zamna Special Event: Music from Two Ancient Worlds
After the dinner buffet, the evening will begin with the Sound of Peru, the magic sound of the Pan Pipes. The Grand Finale will be from Mexico Mariachis playing live! The best from two ancient worlds! Space is limited, so please purchase your tickets early.
Location: Hotel Zamna Calle 53, #547 x 70 y 72, Santiago District of downtown
Time: 8:00 PM, Dinner Buffet Served at 8:30 PM
Admission: $90 pesos Please pick up your tickets early. (999) 924-0103

Yucatan Living April 26, 2009Puppets and comedians together in a show
Comedy Performance: Puppets and Comedians
This is a performance by Fernando de Regil, Yenni Puga, and Carlos Medina, under the direction of Gilma Tuyub. Puppets and comedians play a special role in entertainment in Yucatan and these young people are some of the best!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM

Admission: Free

 

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