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Events: Semana Santa!

This Week… starting April 14, 2014

Holy Week Activities in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Semana Santa’s Religious Days Observed in Mexico:
April 13, Palm Sunday
April 14, Holy Monday
April 15, Holy Tuesday
April 16, Holy Wednesday
April 17, Maundy Thursday
April 18, Good Friday
April 19, Easter Saturday (or Holy Saturday)
April 20, Easter Sunday (or Easter Sunday)
April 21, Easter Monday, a public holiday in some communities

Art In The City

Yucatan Living Exhibition: The Coast of Yucatan: Flying Images and Sounds
This exhibition is of the work of José Luis Fajardo y Karín Mijangos. This exhibition has no end date listed and has been part of the traveling museum program for some time, so do expect that it will continue to move around the city.
Location: Centro Comercial Gran Plaza, Calle 50 Diagonal 460, Fracc. Gonzalo Guerrero
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mobile Museum: Exhibition: Epiphany April 11 – no end date listed
Group exhibition consisting of 23 works by students in the emerging workshop called Zoma Grafica. Participants in this exhibition include: Gabriel Ramírez Aznar, Malú Johansen, Sergio Neri, Ernesto Novelo, Zeus Borges, Christian Pacheco, Rodolfo Baeza, Víctor Moreno, Rosaura Luna, Lizet Ortiz, Alonso Maza, Francesca Aldegani y Ugggo.
Location: Centro Comercial Gran Plaza, Calle 50 Diagonal 460, Fracc. Gonzalo Guerrero
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Admission: FreeBenjamin Ramirez Art Show in Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Exhibition: Spring Colors: Benjamin Ramirez
This is an exhibition of contemporary art by Benjamin Ramirez. Please see Yucatan Living’s article about Benjamin Ramirez, Gentleman Artist, to learn more. Opens March 27 and continues into May.
Location: Galeria del Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exhibition: Winners of the 2013 Funds for the Visual Arts April 15 – No end date listed
The winners of support offered by the Ayuntamiento de Merida present the results of their projects. The winners include: Yoochel Kaaj, Cine Video Cultura, A.C.; Igor Solís, Mina Bárcenas y Paloma Menéndez.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida (1st floor) and in the Galeria de Arte Municipal, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exposition: Habanerorama Art Shows in Merida Yucatan Mexico
This is an exhibition of the works of Samuel Barrera, a local artist with a very distinct style. Samuel’s view of the world is fresh and clear, and his work is easily recognizable. Everyone can find something to love about this man’s work. Started March 28.
Location: Galeria La Eskalera, Calle 70 x 59 and 57, Santiago, Merida
Admission: Free

 

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) April 14

Yucatan Living Easter Monday
Semana Santa Begins!

 

Trova Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoTuesday (Martes) April 15, 2014

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Grupo La Siembra
This concert is part of the April – July Artistic Season
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free:

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) April 16, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Cocalero
(Mexico 2008) A documentary centered on the union formed by Bolivian farmers in response to their government’s (which was urged by the U.S.) effort eradicate coca crops, and the man who would come to represent them, Evo Morales.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Diente por Diente
(Mexico 2012) The story of an employee who gets a gun for self-defense and creates a national hero.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) April 17 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Leviathan
(France 2011) A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Three Colors: Red
(France 1994) Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people’s privacy.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free in April

International String Quartet YucatanYucatan Living Concert: International String Quartet of Yucatan
The program has changed for this concert and everyone will really enjoy the selection. Included in the new program are Howells – Fantasy for String Quartet Op. 25
Grieg – String Quartet in G min. Op 27.
Location: Hacienda Xcanatun on the road to Progreso
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos. There are only 15 tickets left, so please call 930-2149 and help sell this marvelous group out again.

Yucatan Living Movie: Wolf Children
(Japan 2012) Hana falls in love with a Wolf Man. After the Wolf Man’s death, Hana decides to move to a rural town to continue raising her two wolf children Ame and Yuki.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Bananas
(Sweden, 2009) Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) April 18, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Mosca
(Mexico 2011) Mosca is a night shift cab driver, a widower and father of two girls. Between his daily job and the memories of his wife, he tries to figure out his role as a father.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: The Royal Tenenbaums
(Spain 2011) An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when one of their member announces he has a terminal illness.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Dance: Eco
This performance is part of the April – July Artistic Season. It is based on creation and direction in the mákinadT scene movement.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: $50 pesos, $25 pesos students and INAPAM

Traditional Maya Ball GameYucatan Living Pok ta pok: Representation of the Maya Ball Game
Come to the historic center of Merida and enjoy a live replay of the ancestral Maya ball game.
Location: Calle 62 entre 61 y 63
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Pulp Fiction
(USA 1994) The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Substance
(2011) In 1943, the year in which the first A-bomb was built, Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, a substance that was to become an A-bomb of the mind. Fractions of a milligram are enough to turn our framework of time and space upside down. The story of a drug – its discovery in the Basel chemistry lab, the first experiments by Albert Hofmann on himself, the 1950s experiments of the psychiatrists, the consciousness researchers, the artists. Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Earth Day at the MACAYSaturday (Sabado) April 19, 2014

Yucatan Living Celebrate Earth Day at the MACAY
Music, workshops, dance presentation, fair trade and more!
Location: MACAY, Calle 60 x Pasaje Revolución
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Maria Sabina
(Mexico 2009) María Sabina was a Mazatec Curandera who lived her entire life in a modest dwelling in the Sierra Mazateca of southern Mexico. Her practice was based on the use of the various species of native psilocybe mushrooms, such asPsilocybe mexicana.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox
(USA 2009) An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Night of Cultures: Theater and Music Two Events
Both of these events are Free and both are located on Merida’s Plaza Grande
Theater: Meeting with Francisco de Montejo, Casa Montejo, 8:00 PM
Music: La Route du Rock, In front of the Cathedral of Merida, 9:00 PM

Yucatan Living Easter Dinner at Hotel Zamna
Hotel Zamna will be hosting a special, four course dinner, followed by one of their famous prize quizzes.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 #547 x 70 y 72, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: Doors Open at 7:00 PM, Dinner Served at 7:30 PM
Admission: $150 pesos available from hotel reception between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
More information: Call: (999) 924-0103

Dance in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Dance: Eco
This performance is part of the April – July Artistic Season. It is based on creation and direction in the mákinadT scene movement.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $50 pesos, $25 pesos students and INAPAM

Yucatan Living Movie: Zimbabwe, Liberation in Chaos
(South Africa, 2003). Director: Michael Raeburn. This movie is part of the Politics and Cinema series. This is a documentary that was originally released in French. It has since been translated into English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Location : Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero Calle 62 x 61
Time : 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission : Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Life with Adele
(2013) Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and lossLocation: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Touch of sin
(China 2013) Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

 

Sunday (Domingo) April 20, 2014

Merida Marathon in April 2014

Yucatan Living Medio Maratón de la Ciudad de Mérida 21 km, April 20 in Merida
This is an official marathon. All of the details are online on the Medio Marathon’s website. Note: This event also includes a 5 km walk, so there is something here for everyone.

Yucatan Living Documentary: Asteroids: Deadly Impact
The collision between Earth and a large asteroid could cause a catastrophe that would exceed that of any other natural phenomenon. In 1993, geologists Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker identified a fragmented comet on a collision course toward Jupiter. Today, the threat of asteroids to Earth has finally been recognized and importance is being given to the Chicxulub crater theory that relates this event to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Classical Music Concert in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Concert: Chris Lee and Nikolay Dimitrov (violin & viola)
This is a special concert that will include music by Mozart, Halvorsen and Martinu.
Location: at the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: $ 50 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Capote
(USA 2005)In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
(Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, 2003). Directors: Kim Bartley and Donnacha O’Brian. Stars include: Hugo Chavez, Pedro Carmona, Jesse Helms, Colin Powell, and George Tenet. In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made. This movie is part of the Politics and Cinema series.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Synecdoche, New York
(USA 2008) A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) April 21

Yucatan Living No Events plan for Today
One more week of school vacation!

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Bici-Ruta de Progreso New Bici Ruta in Progreso Yucatan Mexico
Bring your bike, your skates, or any other kind of non-motorized travel you may have, and come to enjoy a few hours of quality family time in Progreso. Additional activities include: sand sculptures, recreational games, soccer and volleyball as well as entertainment in the Parque de la Paz. This event will run from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and its route will begin at the Casa de Pastel (the Cake House), west on the Malecon and then back east on Calle 21.

Yucatan Living Ria de Progreso
This is an estuary and natural tourist site that is planning new activities to welcome local, national and foreign tourists this Easter holiday.

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra – May Schedule
There will be three performances by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan in May 2014.
Program 10: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi May 9 & 11
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the violin of Stephanie Chase. http://stephaniechase.com/ Music is by Vivaldi and Respighi.
Locations: Jose Peon Contreras Theater , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday and 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: purchase tickets online or by calling (999) 923-1333

Yucatan Living XXVII Marathon of the Marina 2014 June 8
This marathon has grown to be one of the largest in Yucatan. The prize pool this year is more than $500,000 pesos, and includes two compact cars, two motorcycles, and trips to the Riviera Maya. The marathon will be a total distance of 42.195 km and the half-marathon will be 21 km. Registration: May 5 to June 6:
Location: Begins at the Monumento a la Patria on Paseo de Montejo. Ends at the Malecon in Progreso.
Time: Marathon will begin at 5:00 AM
Registration: Register in IDEY offices, located in Gimnasio Polifuncional (CALLE 60 x 21 # 312 Col. Alcalá Martín): 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Fee: May 5 through May 25: $150 pesos. May 26 through June 6: $180 pesos

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
April 26, DON PASQUALE by Donizetti
May 3, Wagner’s Bicentennial – TRISTAN und ISOLDE
The cycle “The Ring of the Nibelung” by Richard Wagner will be shown (Saturdays at noon):
May 24, 2014 – Introduction (Opera talk and documentary)
May 31, 2014 – DAS RHEINEGOLD (The Rhine Gold)
June 7, 2014 – DIE WALKÜRE (The Valkyrie)
June 14, 2014 – SIEGFRID
June 21, 2014 – GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (Twilight of the Gods)
Location: Sala Mayamax del Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Film: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free
More Information at website: operayucatan.org

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