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Events: Spring Cultural Festival!

This Week… starting May 05, 2014

Art In The City

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

Yucatan Living Call for Participating Artists April until May 15
This call is for visual artists, both Yucateco and foreigners, who live in Merida to submit work to the International Festival of Contemporary Art in Apilles Province, France. The festival itself will not take place until July 4 – August 31, 2014, but it is time to collect and judge the works submitted. These works can be paintings, sculptures, graphics, photography, video-art and installations that are in harmony with the work of Goya. Submissions should be sent, in digital form, to convocatoria [dot] apart2014 [at] gmail [dot] com, along with a CV, and proof of one individual and two collective exhibitions.
More Information: Consult the official Festival a-part website .

Art in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Invitation: Opening of the Exhibition: Oaxaca en Nahualli May 8 to 24
This exhibition is an amazing collection of prints from Oaxaca. They will be showing more than 400 pieces of art this month.
May 8: In collaboration with the Merida English Library, the La Artesa collection will be shown. This event will include a wine tasting.
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $300 pesos
May 9: More collections will be opened and your invitation includes a delicious tasting of 7 kinds of Oaxacan moles. This is a special event that requires a reservation because space is limited. However, this night is well worth attending because you will be able to participate in a raffle of a beautiful print by one of the most important Masters from Oaxaca. After this day, the Oaxacan prints will be available in the Nahualli Gallery for view and/or purchase.
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free
May 24: This event will finish with a wonderful party to go along with Noche Blanca.
All Events at this Location: Nahualli Gallery in Casa de los Artistas , Calle 60 x 45
Reservations and Information: Melva Medina: info [at] artistsinmexico [dot] com 928-6566

 

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) May 05

Yucatan Living Aniversario de la Batalla de Puebla (Mexico defeated the French)
Cinco de Mayo around the world, but mostly in the U.S.A.

 

Tuesday (Martes) May 06, 2014

Yucatan Living Tuesday Monkey Market in Chelem (formerly Funky Market)
This market is an ongoing event, but we wanted to make certain that everyone knows its there, so we will put it in all of our events listings this week. If you don’t see it next week, please do refer to Yucatan Living’s Ongoing Events. You can find almost anything at this market, including: Garage Sales, Arts and Crafts, and much much more – so be sure to put the Tuesday Monkey Market on your shopping list of best places to shop.
Location: Lol-Ha Maasai Maya in Chelem
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free but buy your own food and drinks – plus do bring plenty of money to buy, buy, buy.

Yucatan Living ESAY Chamber Music Recital
The XXV edition of the “New Values in Concert Music” presented jointly with the School of Arts of Yucatan (ESAY) will be a recital of chamber music under the musical direction of Amos Lucidi.
Location: ProHispen Cultural Center, Calle 19 No. 94 x 18 and 29, Col. Mexico
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Orquesta Tipica YukalpetenYucatan Living Opening of Spring Cultural Festival
With Orquesta Tipica Yukalpetenunder the direction of Carlos Herrera.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trío Trovanova
A fabulous Trova group!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) May 07

Yucatan Living Movie:
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Jesus Armando in ConcertYucatan Living Spring Cultural Festival: Jesus Armando
Young and fresh voice from Yucatan.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie:
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) May 08 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Village Without Women
On a mountaintop in southwest Serbia lies the womanless hamlet of Zabrdje, where the Jankovic brothers hold the fort. Veering between the utterly hilarious and deeply poignant, this beautifully-crafted film follows one brother’s quest to introduce women back into the once-vibrant community. But with no roads or running water, convincing a Serbian woman is out of the question…
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Blackmail
(UK, 1928) Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Starring: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood and Charles Paton.
Location:Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Piano Concert in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Chamber Orchestra: Wagner’s Labyrinth
Presenting pianist Carlos Camacho under the direction of Maria Eugenia Guerrero from Opera Viva.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Oasis
The stories recounted by Alejandro Cárdenas in his documentary OASIS, about a local home for HIV and AIDS victims, are tales that stir the soul. The images, sounds, music and words reflect enormous pain, anger, sadness, love and a lot of dignity. Three characters who share a sexual preference, a disease and a daily battle to survive amidst prejudice and machismo.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) May 09 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: El Acordeon del Diablo
(Mexico 2003) The movie seems to follow the principles of magic realism. Schwietert, the director, loves Gabriel García Márquez. But this movie is about reality. Magic reality, yes, but reality, in fact. Around the Caribbean and Colombia, things that might look weird actually happen there. The accordion, vallenato and the Caribbean style of life is very well told in this documentary combined with poetry and a touch of loneliness.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Murder
UK, 1930). Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Starring: Herbert Marshall, Norah Banning and Phyllis Konstam.
Location:Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Chamber Orchestra: Wagner’s Labyrinth
Presenting pianist Carlos Camacho under the direction of Maria Eugenia Guerrero from Opera Viva.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Beat that my Heart Skipped
(France 2005) Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Orquesta Sinfonica de YucatanYucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Program 10: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the violin of Stephanie Chase. Stephanie Chase, Violinist Music is by Vivaldi and Respighi.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office. Please refer to the OSY website www.sinfonicadeyucatan.com.mx/inicio.php for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

Yucatan Living Movie: No
(Chile 2012) An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) May 10, 2014

Yucatan Living Mother’s Day

Yucatan Living Movie: Stories We Tell
(Canada 2012) A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Juno and the Peacock
(UK, 1930). Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Starring: Sidney Morgan, Sara Allgood, John Laurie and Dave Morris.
Location:Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Dance in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Dance: Eco
Dates: All Fridays in May except the 9th, and all Saturdays except the 3rd. This is a performance, from the indigenous perspective, that looks at the possibilities of the present and future.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $50 pesos, Students and INAPAM $25 pesos.

Yucatan Living Movie: The Prestige
(USA 2006) The rivalry between two magicians becomes more exacerbated by their attempt to perform the ultimate illusion.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Maria Moctezuma in Concert at LA 68 Casa de CulturaYucatan Living Music: Maria Moctezuma in Concert
This young voice along with acoustic guitar presents her new disc Tierra Animal.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $150 pesos disc included, $100 pesos general entrance and $60 pesos students

 

Sunday (Domingo) May 11, 2014

Yucatan Living Documentary About Nature
No word yet on which documentary is showing, but they are always interesting and appropriate for children.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Program 10: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the violin of Stephanie Chase. Stephanie Chase, Violinist Music is by Vivaldi and Respighi.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office. Please refer to the OSY website www.sinfonicadeyucatan.com.mx/inicio.php for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

Yucatan Living Mother’s Day at Lizard Joe’s
Dinner and a mostly acoustical performance of the Best Rock Hits of All Time by Likkido 3PM-5PM. No reservation required, but preferred. Please send a note to lizard [at] lizardjoes [dot] com or call 999-210-7826 no later than Thursday May 8th. If you want to celebrate Dia de Madre on May 10th … They have their full menú of BBQ and Mariscos available 6PM – 10PM and Live Music by Yerbabuena.
Location: Lizard Joe’s in Chelem
Time: Noon to 5:00 PM

Yucatan Living Movie: Rear Window
(USA 1954) A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) May 12

Frozen The Musical in Merida YucatanYucatan Living Music: Frozen, The Musical
This is a repeat performance, due to the success of the April performance. They have toured Mexico with the music of one of the favorite animated films of the year and were kind enough to bring the show back to Merida because the audience loved it so much the first time.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Call: 924-0040 and 924-9990

 

Coming Soon

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra: May/ June Schedule
Program 11: Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 May 16 & 18
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco.
Program 12: From Pomp and Circumstance to Romance May 23 & 25
Guest director for this performance is Jose Guadalupe Flores, with featured artist Alexander Ovcharov (Oboe) as featured artist. Music includes: Military March of Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 (Elgar), and Concierto for Oboe (Williams), then on to Tchaikovsky for the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Francesca da Rimini Op. 32. What a night!
Program 13: Opera: La Cenicienta (Cinderella) June 20, 22, 24, 26 & 28
Please note Time Change: All of these gala performances are at 8:00 PM
The last symphony of the Spring Season is always one of the best events in Merida for the year. For tonight’s performance, the Concert Director is Juan Carlos Lomonaco and the Scene Director is Horacio Almada. Rossini’s Cinderela, tonight, features: Gabriela Thierry, Oscar de la Torre, Josue Ceron, Sergio Meneses, Claudia Rodriguez, Irasema Terrazas, and Emilio Carsi. If you love opera, great music, and performances by an ensemble that cannot be matched anywhere, this is the concert to see!
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 Marc Anthony in Concert: Tuesday May 13, 2014
This long awaited concert is part of Marc Anthony’s Vivir Mi Vida world tour. It is a huge understatement to say that Marc Anthony is one of Yucatan’s favorites. You just have to see it to believe it!
Location: Yucatan Colosseum on the Carretera Merida-Progreso
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: VIP $3,248 / 1st level $2,352 / Boxes $2,128 / 2nd level: $1,568 / General $337

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
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

Bird Photography Workshop in Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Bird Photography Workshop June 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29
Tired of photos that don’t turn out the way you want? Improve your knowledge of your camera to make amazing bird photos.
Instructor: Ivan Gabaldon
Requirement: DSLR camera
Location: Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan Office (Calle 32 #269 x 47 y 47-A), Col. Pinzon II, Merida
Times:
Friday: June 20: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: June 21: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: June 22: 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Saturday: June 28: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday: June 29: 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Admission: $2,000 pesos, includes registration and diploma. 50% of fee is required upon registration.
More information and full schedule at: Festival de las Aves Toh. (Great website, by the way!)

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