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Events: Slowing Down for the Summer

This Week… starting July 06, 2009

Yucatan Living Summer Folkloric Ballet at UADY
With 26 years of experience, this folkloric ballet performs a history of the region that includes the Spanish era, the French era, the Porfiriana era, and the Cuban influence on culture in the State of Yucatan. If you haven’t seen this folkloric ballet, you just have to go – if ony to see the award winning costumes, all of which are made by the students themselves. They have an all white wedding performance that is an absolute requirement to see if one is in Merida for any length of time at all. Graduates of this program have become well known throughout the world as both teachers and as costumers! The dates of these performances, during the month of July are: July 3, 10, 24, and 31.
Location: Central Patio of the University, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: General: $50 pesos; Free to UADY students with Student IDs.

Yucatan Living Take a Yoga Class and Think Cool Thoughts
La68 Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska has announced its new summer hours. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM; and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The cost is $50 pesos per class and the first class is FREE!
Location: Calle 68 x 55 y 57
Phone: 999 924-9540

 

Only One Municipal Fiesta This Week Motul Yucatan

Yucatan Living Motul Fiesta  1 Day Event
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 beloved Governor Felipe Carrillo Puerto and there is a museum, as well as a monument, there to celebrate his life and mourn his death.

In the City This Week

Monday (Lunes) July 06, 2009

Yucatan Living Movie: Harry Poter and The Chamber of Secrets
Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.
Location: Cairo Cinema Cafe, Calle 20 #98-A x Calle 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Salon at Cafe Chocolate
This weeks reading is Malcolm Gladwell – Detective of fads and emerging subcultures and author of Blink …on what we can learn from spaghetti sauce
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Calle 60 x 55 y 53
Time: Mondays: 5:00 PM
Admission: Suggested donation of $20 pesos

 

Tuesday (Martes) July 07, 2009The Women of Manzanero in Concert

Yucatan Living The Women of Manzanero
A huge list of top female vocalists sing the songs of Manzanero, who is a singer, composer and well known entretainer.
Location: Convention Center, Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Tickets now available at Fiesta Americana, Ahorro Farmacia on Aleman, or call 942-1113 or 192-1820.

Yucatan Living Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
It’s Harry’s third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards’ Prison and is coming after Harry.
Location: Cairo Cinema Cafe, Calle 20 #98-A x Calle 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Trova and Boleros: Roberto Canedo
See Roberto Canedo at Restaurante Amaro on Saturday and Tuesday nights.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Calle 59 x 60
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free, Cash Bar

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio del Sureste
This performance is under the direction of Miguel Ceballos
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 62
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) July 08, 2009

Yucatan Living Contemporary Trova: Fito Haro
This headliner always gives a great performance.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Wednesday and Saturday nights
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free, Cash Bar

Yucatan Living IV Cycle of Jazz 2009: A Tribute to Miles Davis
Movie: Bird
This 1988 movie stars Clint Eastwood, with Forest Whitaker, Keith David, Sam Robards, Bill Cobbs, Diane Venora, Samuel E. Wright, and Michael Zelniker. The movie is about the life of Charles "Bird" Parker, who worked with Dizzy Gillespie to establish "bebop" in America. Sadly, Bird Parker died at the age of 34 and did not live to see the fruits of his labor.
Location: Sala de Arte in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos

Yucatan Living Acoustic Concert
The participants in this concert include: Las Ultravioletas, Gilbran Roman, Ismir Gallardo, and Julia Manrique.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry finds himself selected as an underaged competitor in a dangerous multi-wizardary school competition.Harry Potter Movies in Merida
Location: Cairo Cinema Cafe, Calle 20 #98-A x Calle 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Thursday  (Jueves)  July 09, 2009

Yucatan Living Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
With their warning about Lord Voldemort’s return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.
Location: Cairo Cinema Cafe, Calle 20 #98-A x Calle 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Piano Concert: Sonoridades Reflexiones
This chamber music performance is a duet by Abraham Acosta and Fernando Sanchez. These two artists make four hands sound as if they are two, with some describing their work as some of the richest they have heard.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Choir of the City
Tonight, the Choir of the City performs El Barroco, under the artistic direction of Nidia Gongora Cervera. This is an exceptional choir and one that should never be missed!
Location: Iglesia el Jesus (3rd. Orden) Centro, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater and an Exposition
Tonight, there will be a theater presentation, "Zorros Chinos de Emillio Carballido" by the Compania Estatal de Teatro. There will be an exposition of the artistic works of Arsenio Rosado in the Vestibule of the Theater.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Theater Performance: 8:00 PM; Exhibition: 9:00 PM.
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jazzin’ Merida: The Yucatones
Location: Jazzin Merida, Calle 56 x 53
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos

 

Friday  (Viernes) July 10, 2009

Yucatan Living Contemporary Trova: Regina Carrillo
This young lady performs at Restaurante Amaro on Friday nights.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Calle 59 x 60
Time: 8:30 PM FridayRuth Bennett in Concert
Admission: Free, Cash Bar

Yucatan Living Music For Horn and Harp
This is certainly the "must see" performance of this evening! Ruth Bennett (harp) and Jese Durkan (horn) provide us with a treasured evening of fine music.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Folkloric Ballet of UADY
See dates and discussion of this performance at the top of this page.
Location: Central Patio of the University
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: General: $50 pesos; Free to UADY students with Student IDs.

Yucatan Living Cultural Promotion: Charlas de Cafe
Location: Sala de Arte, Teatro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cafe Pena K’aay T’aan
Don’t be put off by the fact that these Friday night performances are in either Mayan or Spanish, and sometimes a combination of the two. This is your chance to be part of not only the revival of an ancient culture, but the development of their 21st century artists as well. This is the place to see Betania Abreu Espinoza, Ivonne Alejandra Castro Fernandez, and the graduates of any number of musical workshops. Here is also where yu will see traditional dance groups, such as "Ek Balam." So, if you haven’t been to Cafe Pena K’aay T’aan on a Friday night, now’s the time to go.
Location: Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 64 x 63
Time: 8:30 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Baseball
Los Leones de Yucatan vs. Campeche Pirates
Location: Kukulcan Stadium (southeast side)
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: $150, $90, $50, & $15 pesos

Saturday (Sábado) July 11, 2009

Yucatan Living Dance: Graduation in the Area of Mexican Dance
This performance is by the graduates of Centro Municipal de Danza.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Trova and Boleros: Roberto Canedo
See Roberto Canedo at Restaurante Amaro on Saturday and Tuesday nights.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Calle 59 x 60
Time: 8:30 PM Saturday
Admission: Free, Cash Bar

Yucatan Living Contemporary Trova: Fito Haro
This headliner always gives a great performance.
Location: Restaurante Amaro, Calle 59 x 60
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday and Saturday nights
Admission: Free, Cash BarLos Leones Vs Los Piratas

Yucatan Living Baseball
Los Leones de Yucatan vs. Campeche Pirates
Location: Kukulcan Stadium (southeast side)
Time: 6:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  $150, $90, $50, & $15 pesos

Yucatan Living Bed and Breakfast Saturday in Izamal
Macanche has decided to extend their popular B&B Spa weekend to every Saturday throughout the summer. Check in early (at noon) on Saturday and enjoy a 24-hour getaway from the hustle and bustle of Merida centro. Your special weekend includes a one-hour massage, a foot treatment with pedicure, a yoga class under the palapa and a delicious Sunday breakfast. All this within walking distance of downtown Izamal. Such a deal!
Location: Hotel Macanche in Izamal
Admission: $1900 pesos per couple or $1250 pesos for single
Time: Noon Saturday to Noon Sunday
Website: www.macanche.com

 

Sunday (Domingo) July 12, 2009Choir of the City

Yucatan Living Concert: Choir of the City
Tonight, theChoir of the City performs El Barroco, under the artistic direction of Nidia Gongora Cervera. This is an exceptional choir and one that should never be missed!
Location: Iglesia San Francisco de Asis, Calle 60 Sur x 101
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Life and Death of Stars
This documentary gives us a history lesson in how stars are born, live out their lives, and die.
Location: Museum of Natural History on 59 next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Baseball
Los Leones de Yucatan vs. Oaxaca
Location: Kukulcan Stadium (southeast side)
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission:  $150, $90, $50, & $15 pesos

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Dzitya Municipal Handicraft FairDzitya Municipal Fair 2009
Dzitya is a small town, on the west side of the road from Merida to Progreso. Each year it hosts a large and growing handicraft fair to showcase and sell the works done by local artisans. The town itself is known for its work in stone and wood.
Location: The town of Dzitya
Date: July 24 to August 02, 2009 All Day Event
Admission: Free

 


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