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Events: Summer Is Here!

This Week… starting July 07, 2014

In The City

We wanted everyone to know that, while we grown-ups are resting during the week before Summer Vacation begins, the city and state are hard at work. This week and next weekend, they are holding art classes for children in almost every municipality in the state. We cannot imagine the numbers of brushes, sponges, cotton balls, and toothpicks it will take to get through it, not to even mention the numbers of teachers (!), but we are certain that every child who wants to paint will have the opportunity to create a masterpiece!

Literature and writing are also huge topics for kids this week because there is a state contest going on. This is the fifth year for this particular contest, so the kids are primed and ready to write. They have an amazing number of writing workshops being held for these very young authors this week.

For kids who are more interested in how things work, Yucatan has its own “Science Guy,” in the person of Maestro Wilbert Camara, who manages to make it to Centro Cultural Jose Marti on Saturday and to the Museum of Natural History on Sundays to teach workshops about a whole range of things that tend to create smoke, smell strangely, or cause one’s hair to stand on end (electrified bubbles this week (!)). The kids love him and Yucatan keeps right on educating those marvelous engineers and other scientists, so somebody must be having a good time somewhere along the way!

Monday (Lunes) July 07, 2014

Yucatan Living New OnGoing Event: Cabbalah Course (Mondays)
Discover the science that explains the meaning of life.
This course is sponsored by the Kabbalah Mexico Education & Research Institute.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de Las Americas; Av. Colon x Calle 20 / Col Garcia Ginerés
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday
More Information: Ing. Vicente Kú May or Lic. Jorge Alberto Buenfil Valencia: Phone: 987-3383 or cell: (999) 904-8677

Yucatan Living Concert: Atril 6
This is the 20th Anniversary concert for this UADY group and they are better than ever. This is the group that sings “Cri-Cri,” so be sure to never miss a chance to hear them.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time:8:30 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Tuesday (Martes) July 08, 2014

Yucatan Living New OnGoing Second Tuesday Event: Y.A.G – Yucatan Association of Gardeners.
All members of the Merida Gardeners Group are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of Y.A.G – Yucatan Association of Gardeners. Y.A.G. is a new organization and will be planning their first activities at this meeting. YAG is dedicated in providing of activities and education on gardens and plants. Future activities will include tours, classes and lectures. Meeting last around an hour with social time after. YAG can also be found Facebook where we have a online group with various discussions on plants and gardening. The members of Y.A.G. look forward to the possibility of YAG and the Merida Gardeners Group doing something together! Happy gardening!
Location: Circo en Galeria Merida. The art gallery is located at Calle 59 numero 452-A por 52 y 54 Centro Mejorada.
Time: All Second Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Admission: Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack, bottle of wine or what ever you would like to the meeting. The group also does a plant/seed exchange each meeting. The plant exchange is very casual. Members just bring extra seeds, seedling or extra plants from their gardens.

Yucatan Living Movie: Little Miss SunshineLittle Miss Sunshine in Merida Yucatan Mexico
(U.S. 2006). Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Starring: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin and Alan Arkin. Olive, age 7, prepares to compete in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, with the members of her dysfunctional family in tow. The movie takes a poke at many of the obsessions of modern life, such as looks and money.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de Las Americas; Av. Colon x Calle 20 / Col Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Trova Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Trovemia
This sounds interesting. We know almost all of the members of the trova troubadors’ association and this is a name that is not familiar to us. Since the trios who perform for Tuesday Trova are all at the far top of their genre, this would be a great group to go and see!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) July 09

Yucatan Living Movie: Renoir
(France 2012) Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir — son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste — returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Greek Mythology Course in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan LivingTwo Documentaries About Greek Mythology
The first of these documentaries is about Greek gods from the perspective of science obsessed Salvador Dali; the other looks at the Greek gods with the all too human faults of man as postulated by Oscar Funes. One, both, or neither could be “right,” if there is, in the end, really such a thing as right when it comes to the need for and creation of gods.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Gerhard Richter – Painting
(Germany 2011) A documentary about the famous German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which had not been seen before this movie in decades.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) July 10, 2014

Yucatan Living Presentation: The Town of San Benito
New exhibits open monthly at the beautiful Museum of the City of Merida.
Location: Calle 56 x 65, Centro
Time: 10:00 AM 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: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Baroque Music: Musici Corelli
This performance is under the direction of Felipe Cervera. Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713) was an Italian violinist and composer of the Baroque Era.
Location: Church of St. Lucia, Calle 60 x 55
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Gone With the Wind
(U.S. 1939). Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood. Starring: Vivien Leigh,
Clark Gable and Olivia de Havilland. Everyone should see this movie at least once a decade. Its amazing that, at each age, it is a completely different movie.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

The Next Fabulous Wine Tasting Event!Yucatan Living Merida Magic Wine Tasting
This popular, recurring Merida English Library event is an evening of good wines, inspired food, and an exhibition of art at Soho Gallery.
Location: Calle 60 # 400-A x 41 y 43, Centro, Merida
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: M.E.L. members: $250 pesos each with a 2 ticket limit, Non-members: $300 pesos. Tickets are now on sale at the library.

Yucatan Living Movie: Post Tenebras Lux
(Mexico 2013) Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) July 11 , 2014

Yucatan Living Chelem Elves Host Bingo/Raffle Extravaganza Friday, July 11
There will be Cash prizes to be split 50/50 with the winner.
And, also as usual, we’ve got some fabulous raffles prizes! Here’s what they have so far!
*** 3 Night stay at Guido’s boutique hotel in Cozumel, prize valid until October 31, 2014
***1 Night stay at the Hacienda Chichen and Yaxkin Spa in Chichen Itza, prize valid from September 1 2014-October 31, 2014
***Hand tooled leather bag donated by Bolom Balam
***A large fish shaped platter donated by Hecho a Mano in Progreso
***A beautiful necklace donated by Hecho a Mano in Progreso
***They also have a raffle for a week long stay at the lovely private casa, Casa de Coco, VRBO listing 578334. This raffle will not be drawn until our September Bingo/Raffle Extravaganza but you can start getting tickets now.
For more details and to hit on the links to all of these great stays. please visit our Chelem Toy Drive Facebook Page. If you’re not going to make it to the bingo but still want tickets or if you’re not in Mexico and you want tickets please email us a chelemchristmasdreams [at] gmail [dot] com and they will get some to you.
You can also go to their donation page and hit on the Paypal button. Leave a message about any raffle tickets and they will contact you to find out if you want any. Of course, they love plain old donations too.
Every penny and pesos goes for toys for the kids of Chelem and other area agencies such as the DIF rehabilitation unit in Progreso.
Location: Las Dunas Hotel/Restaurant
Time: 6:00 PM Please come early to buy cards and raffle tickets so they can get started on time because Ruben has a great band scheduled to play afterward. You will surely want to stick around and have a few drinks to celebrate your big win!
Admission: $150 peso donation buys one card for 3 regular bingos and the blackout bingo. Individual cards for regular bingos require a $25 peso donation and the blackout requires a $75 peso donation. Please try to bring correct change.

Yucatan Living Movie: Radio La Colifata
(Mexico 2013) LT22 Radio La Colifata is a radio station run entirely by the patients of the J.T. Borda Psychiatric Hospital in Buenos Aires. Recorded and broadcast from the hospital gardens, it is heard the world over.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Japanese film festival in Merida

Yucatan LivingKaiju-Eiga Film Fest: King Kong vs. Godzilla
(Japan, 1962). Director: Kaiju Eiga. Don’t we all remember this classic? The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Merida Extraordinaria
This performance is under the direction of Daniel Alpuche.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:30 PM Friday
Admission: $50 pesos General, $25 pesos Students

Yucatan Living Latin Film Series: Broken Embraces
(Spain 2009). Director: Pedro Almodovar. Starring: Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portillo and Jose Luis Gomez
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Deconstructing Harry
(USA 1997) Suffering from writer’s block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Fogo
(Mexico 2012) The deterioration of a small community in Fogo Island is forcing its inhabitants to leave and resettle. Places once occupied by humans are now becoming part of the tundra landscape.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) July 12, 2014

Yucatan Living V Contest of Children and Young Talents “Socorro Ceron”
And while the painters were painting, and while the writers were writing, and while the scientists were doing their experiments, the dancers were working their way toward a fifth anniversary of their own contest. Please do come and see these children and young people. Their talent and hard work will make your day!
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 10:00 AM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Bernardo Lorentzen Rodriguez in Concert
How lucky we are to have a performance by this wonderful, young pianist from D.F. Don’t miss this one!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Los Juglares
This is a performance by one of Yucatan’s premier trova trios. Isn’t it about time for a new CD from these kings of Merida’s romantic heart?
Location: In front of the Cathedral, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM. Saturday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: El Mar
(Spain 1999). Director: Agusti Villaronga. Starring: Juli Mira, Hernan Gonzalez, David Lozano, Nilo Mur, Roger Casamajor and Bruno Bergonzini. Two boys (Ramallo and Manuel) and a girl in the Spanish Civil War are involved in the death of other two boys, one killed, the other suicided. This terrible secret will be with them for all their lives. Years pass and they meet in a hospital for tuberculosis treatment. She is now a nun, Ramallo is a thief and Manuel is obsessed by religion. Reality is too hard to feel, only the sea should be the best place, where all is quiet…
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingKaiju-Eiga Film Fest
More from the Japanese horror movie film festival. Guidora (Monster with Three Heads) (1964). The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Memento
(USA 2000) A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) July 13, 2014

Yucatan Living Date to Note: World Cup Finals, July 13

Yucatan Living Documentary: Trees
Meet the trees, invincible sentries of our planet, vulnerable to all kinds of attacks from heat to mushrooms. Trees enrich every corner of the Earth.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living TOH Birdwatching Tour
This is a tour that can be described as tourist friendly, so everyone is invited! Come see (and hear!) some of Yucatan’s most engaging inhabitants.
Location: Temozon, Yucatan (North of Valladolid)
Time: Tour leaves at 5:00 AM, breakfast and lunch are provided, return to Merida at 3:00 PM.
Admission: $600 pesos, includes food, guides, activities and transportation.
Register in Advance: +52 (999) 988-4436 ext 113 or infotoh [at] pronatura-ppy [dot] org [dot] mx

Dance Tribute Yucatan Living Dance: Tribute to Guillermina Bravo
This appears to be a dance concert in tribute to a woman dancer and choreographer, Guillermina Bravo.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 57
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Kaiju-Eiga Film Fest
More from the Japanese horror movie film festival. Tonite’s film is Dagora (Monster from Space) (1964). The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: North by Northwest
(USA 1959) A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) July 14, 2014

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s Schools’ Summer Vacation: July 15 – August 25

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exhibition: The Pheasant and the Deer (Through July 27)
The Municipal Art Gallery presents the work of eleven visual artists who are the most representative of regionalism in Merida. These are the artists who keep traditions, customs, and the faces of people alive for everyone’s benefit.
Location: Plaza Galerías Mérida, Calle No. 60 #299 (Carretera Mérida Progreso km. 5), Col. Revolución.
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Kaiju-Eiga Film Fest
Month-long Japanese horror movie film festival. The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
July 18: Gamera (1965)
July 19: Daimajin (1966)
July 20: Son of Godzilla (1967)
July 25: Space Amoeba (1970)
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Corelli Music
Live Baroque music under the direction of Felipe Cervera.
July 31: Asilo Celarain 5:00 PM
Admission: Free<.p>

Yucatan Living Date to Note: School Vacation Begins July 15, ends August 15

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2 Responses to “Events: Summer Is Here!”

  1. Hola, could you please add the idioma / language that the film is in, this would be of great help, much thanks.

  2. When we can, we try to. The information is not always available…

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