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Events: Shakira in Merida!

This Week… starting July 11, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Motul Fiesta: July 8 – July 24Motul Fiesta
This is a fiesta in honor of la Purisima Concepción. If you have not been to Motul, now is the time to go. We suspect that the northeast quadrant of the Municipality of Merida will continue to grow in the direction of Motul and that expats should certainly become familiar with the area. The City of Motul is the birthplace of Yucatan’s most beloved Governor Felipe Carrillo Puerto and there is a museum, as well as a monument, there to celebrate his life and mourn his death.

Yucatan Living Sinanche Fiesta - July 14
This fiesta is in honor of San Buenaventura. In fact, the Templo de San Buenaventura, constructed in the 17th century, is one of the major tourist attractions of this area. Located on the coast of Yucatan, just this side ofTelchac Pueblo, the town you are most likely to associate with Sinanche is San Crisanto, well known for its mangrove swamps and tours. In past centuries, Sinache was known as "el arbol del alacran" (the tree of the scorpion) and was part of the province of Ceh Pech. If you have not been to Sinanche and San Crisanto, you are missing a "must see" part of both Yucatan’s coast and history.

Yucatan Living Hoctun Fiesta – July 15 through August 6
Hoctun is not very far southeast of Merida, just off of Hwy. 180 (see map here). This particular festival is in honor of Santo Cristo de la Transfiguracion. Hoctun is a lovely area, one of the kinds of places that gets billed as having "small town living at its best." Just 30 minutes from Merida, but a little bit off the beaten path, our readers know Hoctun as the home town of one of our favorite Yucatan Living cheerleaders – Ginny (Peregrina). If you haven’t visited the cemetery in Hoctun, take a look at our picture and you’ll see why.Theater Festival in Merida

 

In the City of Merida

The Theater Festival Wilberto Canton 2011 is from July 9 to 23rd. Most events in the city will be plays in spanish, if you are interested in attending any of this events check the list of plays here. Also there are lots of events to precede the Shakira Concert.

 

Monday (Lunes) July 11, 2011

Yucatan Living Temporada de Opera en el Cine: CarmenOpera Carmen
Bizet’s Carmen is packed with some of the most loved and memorable music in all opera. It has everything from intimate solos to rousing choruses – the seductive Habanera and the Toreador’s Song are just two of its many familiar melodies. And right at the centre of this musical drama is the deadly passion of Carmen herself and the devastating effect she has on the men she ensnares. But this time she pushes one victim, Don José, too far for her own good…
Location: Movie theaters at Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: $40 pesos donation to Opera Yucatan

Yucatan Living Dance: X National Dance Contest
This is the National Ballet Contests for children and young adults. Watch some of the best classical ballet dancers in Mexico.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 pm Monday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the door.

 

Tuesday (Martes) July 12, 2011

Yucatan Living Opening of Merida Artesanal
115 handcrafts productors will be showing their works. Come shopping for some of the best Yucatan has to offer. Market will be open until July 17.
Location: Plaza Grande, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 12:00 im
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Galanes
Under the direction of Claudio Moo
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Mediterraneo
(Salvatore, 1991) In 1941, one year after Italy joined Germany against the Allies in World War II, a small group of misfit Italian soldiers is sent to a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea for four months of lookout duty…
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cafe Peña Kaay Taan: Dance Night
Grupo Chujuk-Ha will be performing tonight under the direction of Mtra. Maria Concepcion Perez
Location: Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 pm Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) July 13, 2011

Yucatan Living Art Opening
Students from the Normal Superior Of Yucatan (School for Teachers) will be showing their works done during their art classes with teacher Landy Medina. Works will be on display until July 31st.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 x 45
Time: 9:00 pm Wednesday
Admission: FreeMovie Agora

Yucatan Living Movie: Agora
A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) July 14, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PMCoro de la Ciudad de Merida
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Music: Choral Collage
This is a performance by the Coro de la Ciudad de Merida (Choir of the City of Merida), under the direction of Maestra Nidia Gongora.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Noche Mexicana
Another Mexican Night on Thursday for the visitors for the Shakira Concert
Location: Remate de Montejo, Calle 47 x 58
Time: 8:30 pm Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Trova Night
Trios Andariegos and Ensueño in concert
Location: Parque de la Madre, Calle 60 x 55
Time: 8:00 pm Thrusday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Orquesta de Camara de la Ciudad de Merida
Under the direction of Mtro. Jose Luis Chan Sabido
Location: Felipe Carrillo Theater, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 pm Thursday
Admission: FreeSimplemente Tango

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exhibition: Simply Tango
Juan Pablo Bavio, fresh from his “Una Mirada Maya en Portugal” exhibition in Lisbon Portugal has put together a new exhibition of paintings celebrating the Tango. The public is cordially invited to this very special opening reception for this unique and wonderful Tango exhibition.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Las Maya Internacional
 These ladies are the best of the best and simply must not be missed! You read all about them in Katalina’s Music Review, right here on Yucatan Living. Tickets are free, but you should pick them up early!
Location: Pasaje Revolucion, Calle 60 next to the Cathedral
Time: 8:30 pm Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) July 15, 2011

Yucatan Living Noche Mexicana
Another Mexican Night on Friday for the visitors for the Shakira Concert. Some of the best artists in Yucatan will be here. Some big names are Maricarmen Perez, Ligia Camara, Tony Espinosa, Mozu, Cony Ancona, Maria Teresa and more!
Location: Remate de Montejo, Calle 47 x 58
Time: 8:30 pm Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Trova Night
Trios Despertar and Los Nobles in concert
Location: Parque de la Madre, Calle 60 x 55
Time: 8:00 pm Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Salon Mexico
Under the direction of Ana Isabel Nuñez. Old-fashioned, traditional Mexican dances from around the country.
Location: Felipe Carrillo Theater, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 pm Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Folkloric Ballet
The City’s Folkloric Ballet present Mexican Stamps tonight.
Location: Pasaje Revolucion, Calle 60 next to the Cathedral
Time: 8:30 pm Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Los Juglares in ConcertLos Juglares
There’s no other group like Los Juglares. Every performance a winner!
Preview
Location: Parque de Santa Lucia, Calle 60 x 55
Time: 8:00 pm, Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) July 16, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Shakira in Merida, City of PeaceShakira in Merida
This will be a massive free concert by the Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer and dancer who sings pop rock in Spanish and English. Shakira can easily be called one of the most influential entertainers, worldwide, of the 21st century and is finally here in Merida!
Location: La Plancha (the former train station), Calle 43 x 42
Time: 9:00 pm
Admission: Free !!!

Sunday (Domingo) July 17, 2011

Yucatan Living Video Documentary: Six Degrees Could Change the World
The film runs through the effect each degree in temperature change has on the world.
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan: Bonus Performances
Every Monday from July 4 through August 22, 2011

Almost 1,000 people attended the movie performances from the Metropolitan Opera during the first season of Opera Yucatan. Due to the success of these monthly performances, they will be repeated weekly throughout the months of July and August. This is a wonderful opportunity for opera lovers, especially during a time when many events are either closed for the summer or moved to the beach. The Summer repeats will include: Turandot, Carmen, La Boheme, Samson and Deliah, The Magic Flute, Cinderella and Aida. We hope you are able to see them all!
Location: Cinema Salas in Siglo XXI.
Time: 7:00 PM Monday

Admission: $40 peso donation

Yucatan Living Summer Arts School for Kids: July 11 – Aug. 4
This is a four-week international bilingual program for local and international students ages 8-13. The summer course will be taught in both English and Spanish by an array of educators and teaching artists from the United States and Mexico. This extraordinary team of teachers will offer the students a multi-disciplinary exploration of the theme of "Beneath the Surface" through the visual arts, music, dance, theater, and creative writing. Students will read a variety of books–in Spanish and English–and will create public performances and exhibits each week of the program. Contact Habla through their website, www.habla.org
Location: Habla, Calle 26 No. 99 B x 19 y 21 Col. México
Time: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Yucatan Living Jehovah’s Witnesses District Convention: July 22-24
July 22-24 will be our District Convention at our Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in Chi Chi Suarez, behind Cottolengo. Program is free, beginning at 9:30 each day. All are welcome. For More information Contact: Jeff Yost at 927-6817

Yucatan Living Concert: Colin Gow and More: August 12
If you love Rock’n Roll music from the 60′s and 70′s,  such as Beatles, Eagles, James Taylor, Elton John, Jim Croce, Roy Orbison, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan , Jimmy Buffett, Don McClain, and many more, this is the event for you!
Preview Colin Gow at El Hoyo.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Joaquin Sabina in Concert: October 30, 2011
Joaquin Sabina brings his new tour “El Penultimo Tren” to Merida.
Location: Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI, Calle 60 Norte #299-E Ex-Codemex, Col. Revolución, Between Gran Plaza and Liverpool
Time: TBA
Admission: Tickets at Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI
Prices: $1,500 (Diamante), $1,200 (VIP), $900 (Platino), $600 (Oro) and $350 (Plata).
Info: 941-60-95 and 313-10-66.

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