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Events: The Last of Carnaval




This Week… starting March 07, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Carnival 2011 is HERE! There are still a few additional cultural events scheduled for this week. We have Merida Carnaval 2011listed them below, in their usual format. However, the biggest events this week are the Carnival parades.

Carnival 2011
March 7, 2011: Regional Parade
March 8, 2011: Battle of the Flowers Parade
March 9, 2011: Entierro de Juan Carnival
Keep an eye on Zona de Palcos to plan where you will get the best view of the festivities.
Carnival Map on the Carnival de Merida 2011 website.

In the City of Merida

There will be Carnival events Monday through Wednesday in all of the 106 Municipalities in Yucatan. If you have been curious about one of the outlying municipalities, this would be a great time to explore rural Yucatan.

 

Monday (Lunes) March 07, 2011

Yucatan Living CarnavalCarnaval Parade in Merida

Regional Parade, come out and see all the traditional costumes 

Location: From Monumento a la Patria to San Juan
Time: 7:00 pm Monday
Admission: $30 pesos per chair, free without chair

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 08, 2011

Yucatan Living Carnaval
Battle of the Flowers Parade, the final and biggest parade 
Location: From Monumento a la Patria to San Juan
Time: 12:00 pm Tuesday
Admission: $30 pesos per chair, free without chair

Yucatan Living Workshop: Mascaras y Antifaces (Masks and Blindfolds)
Instructor: Mtra Elide Soberanis. This workshop is open to the general public and looks like great fun. Learn to make your own masks for next year’s Carnival.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Col. Garcia Ginerés
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) March 09, 2011

Yucatan Living Carnaval
Entierro de Juan Carnival, burying Juan Carnival… put him to rest for another year.
Location:Plaza Grande, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 pm Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Sigfried
(Germany, 1924) Director: Fritz Lang Starring: Paul Richter, Margarete Schon and Hanna Ralph
Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to win Krimhild, a mask that makes him invisible proves to be very useful. But because Brunhild is cursing Kriemhild, she tells her what really happened. Now Brunhild wants Siegfried’s head. Is Gunther going to do her that favor?
Location: Cineteca National Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) March 10, 2011

Yucatan Living Workshop: Mascaras y Antifaces (Masks and Blindfolds)
Instructor: Mtra Elide Soberanis. This workshop is open to the general public and looks like great fun. Learn to make your own masks for next year’s Carnival.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Col. Garcia Ginerés
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday
Admission: FreeThe Show of the Stars

Yucatan LivingTheater: The Show of the Stars
This is a presentation by the Hector Herrera “Cholo” Escuela de Teatro Regional. It is under the direction of Cholo’s widow, the very talented Tina Tuyub (Jazmin Lopez).
Location: Vestibule of the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Inauguration of the Art Exhibitions
Tierra a la Vista: a collective of the works of Eduardo Abela, Hector Frank, Nur and Fhordam Lesnik – Salas 1 and 2
Reminiscencias: the photography of Fernando Ceballos – Sala 3
Location: in the galleria at the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

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

Yucatan Living Musical Theater Benefit for the Archdiocese of Yucatan
Anita La Huerfanita – a performance by Compania de Danza Danzart, under the direction of Abril Ferraez.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Thursday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Concert: Sergio Esquivel and La Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten
One of the best orchestras in the state and many of our favorite songsters.
Location: Serenata Yucateca / Parque de Santa Lucia, Calle 60 x 55
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Dance Festival in Merida Yucatan

Friday (Viernes) March 11, 2011

Yucatan Living IV Festival de Danza La Edad de Oro
This is a performance that showcases the skill and talent of older adults. Performing tonight will be Compania Umbral Danza Contemporanea A.C., under the direction of Cristobal Ocana.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 4:00 pm Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: 5-7 Rue Corbeau (Portraits of Paris)
(2007) by Thomas Pendzel “5-7 rue Corbeau” recounts the fate of an apartment building which has become the biggest slum in Paris. It looked like a normal apartment building from the outside. It welcomed the latest arrivals to Paris in its 168 one-bedroom apartments – a succession of people from the provinces, Belgians, Italians, Eastern European Jews, Spaniards, Portuguese, repatriated French, North Africans, Senegalese and then Malians. By 1998 when it had become the biggest slum in Paris, it was purchased and demolished by the city after its 350 occupants had been camping in the street for four months. Looking in on “5-7 rue Corbeau” allows us to see far and wide and provides fodder for a more general reflection on the city, housing, exile and the possibility of making a film a memorial. This documentary was originally made in French with English subtitles.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG for updates on this eventTango Event in Merida Mexico
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Music, Singing, Drama and Dance (Tango): De Gardel… al mundo
This performance is under the direction of Silvia Kater.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Musical Theater Benefit for the Archdiocese of Yucatan
Anita La Huerfanita – a performance by Compania de Danza Danzart, under the direction of Abril Ferraez.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

 

Saturday (Sabado) March 12, 2011A Tribute to Great Composers

Yucatan Living Music: A Tribute to the Great Composers
Five of the best of Yucatan’s trova trios will perform tonight: Trio Trovanova, Trio Vendaval, Trio Ensueno, Trio Despertar, and Trio Los Nobles
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Musical Theater Benefit for the Archdiocese of Yucatan
Anita La Huerfanita – a performance by Compania de Danza Danzart, under the direction of Abril Ferraez.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

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 Movie: Monkey Business (Marilyn Monroe Series)
(1952). This movie stars Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers. Barnaby Fulton, a chemist, is working on a youth formula for a chemical company by testing it on chimps. His very understanding wife, Edwina, helps him by being very supportive. His boss’ secretary helps by displaying her legs, which are wearing Barnaby’s Marilyn Monroe Film Festival in Merida Yucatanindestructible hose. When Esther, the chimp, mixes her own formula, and it gets in the water cooler in the lab, the fun begins! Barnaby goes back in age twice, as does Edwina. Wild rides in a hot sports car, roller skating, jive dancing, and scalping Edwina’s childhood boyfriend, Hank Entwhistle, all ensue. Barnaby and Edwina live happily ever after, supervising Esther’s formula-making.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Marilyn Monroe Series)
(1953) Starring: Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Two singers, best friends Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris pursued by a private detective hired by Lorelei’s fiancé’s disapproving father to keep an eye on her, a rich, enamoured old man and many other doting admirers.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opening of the Collective Maya Identity Exposition  Maya Identity Art Show
This is a collective exposition that is part of the III Congreso Internacional de Cultura Maya. The works in this exhibition will become part of the permanent collection of the gallery.
Location: Galeria Callejon del Congreso in Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 50 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living1st Chess Tournament Between Cultural Centers of ICY
This event is billed under entertainment for Niños. If you want to see where all of Yucatan’s young chess champions get their start, this is the place.
Location: Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez, on the road to Progreso across from Liverpool
Time: 10:00 AM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) March 13, 2011

Yucatan Living Documentary: Six Degrees Could Change the World
This film documents the findings of scientists as they realize that the polar ice caps are melting.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon




Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: St. Patrick’s Night With Elegance: Thursday March 17
The return of the Fenix Quartet and a Three Course Irish Dinner
Yes – there will be a St. Patrick’s Night Quiz!
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida
Time: 7:30 PM, Dinner served at 8:00 PM, Concert: 9:00 PM
Admission: $125 pesos Make reservations & pick up tickets early

Yucatan Living 2011 Baseball Season Begins: March 19, 2011
Los Leones of Yucatan vs Pirates of Campeche
Location: Kukulcan Baseball Park (map here)
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at stadium box office

Yucatan Living The 2012 Issue – a lecture series by Guillermo Kantun Rivera2012 of the Mayas
Epigrapher, archaeologist (UADY)
Maya creation myths and prophecies, the calendar, Maya conceptions of time and truth.
Aimed at: English-speaking general audiences
Location: Casa de Libros José González Beytia Calle 62-A #457 por Ave. Colón y 33-B
Colonia García Ginerés, Mérida, México (50 meters from the Drive Inn)
Dates: Every Thursday from March 17th to April 14th, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM,
Admission: $2,000 pesos Registration due date: March 5th, 2011 Limited to 15 participants

Yucatan Living Merida Showcase of Homes, A Home Tour: Sunday, March 20, 2011Brazos Abiertos Showcase of Homes
Presented by Fundacion BAI A.C. (Brazos Abiertos Inc.)
Tickets can be purchased up to the day of the event from: Suzanne Larimer 999-148-7024, Sam Woodruff – Progreso – 999-127-8433, Leslie & Richard Bennink 928-49-95, Nancy Hoag 924-30-94, and Dr. Carlos Cabrera 999-292-8436. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the “Brazos Abiertos Education and HIV Prevention Center”, between 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM. The homes will be open for the tour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Paul Lindemuth, famed Chicago Chef and his staff will be providing complimentary hors d’oeuvres. All homes on the tour are located in Centro Merida.
Location: Centro Merida, – The starting point will be the Brazos Abiertos HIV “Education and Prevention Center” located  on Calle 72  #463-A   x 55  y   53.
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $250 pesos per person

Yucatan Living Sanctuary Evolution: Beer, Bingo, Botanas, and Boogie Benefit !!!  April 8, 2011
This benefit is to celebrate Sanctuary Evolucion’s newly obtained status as a Non-Profit organization approved by the Hacienda. Cash bar, BIG cash prizes, bingo, live music and dancing. 
Location: White City Properties Gallery and Event Hall in Centro (Calle 60 #467 x 53)
Time: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM, Friday
Admission: $150 pesos plus cash bar
Reserve tickets: e-mail Linda.Letcher[at]yahoo[dot]com Space is limited so reserve tickets early

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Grand Easter Luncheon: April 24, 2011
Welcome drink of your choice on arrival, 6 course Easter Luncheon
Served with unlimited Red or White Wine. Easter Prize Quiz
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago.
Merida Centro. Tel….999 924 0103.
Time: 3:00 PM, Sunday
Admission: $300 pesos (limited to 28 guests)
More Information: Tickets available from hotel reception

Yucatan Living Progreso: 1st Annual Capital of Rock Festival: May 13, 14 & 15Progreso Rock Festival
For updates and great maps to the locations, please visit the Progreso Capital of Rock website.
Friday (May 13): 60’s Rock
Location: Plaza“Hombre caídos en el mar” (at the end of Calle 29)
Time: 6:00 PM,
Admission: Free
Saturday (May 14): Rock & Pop
Location: Terraza de la “Pista de canotaje,” at the entrance to Puerto de Progreso
Time: 12:00 PM, Admission: Free
Saturday (May 14): Alternative Rock
Location: Area adjacent to the beach “El Playon,” (next to Hotel CTM)
Time: 5:00 PM, Admission: Free
Sunday (May 15): Pop Rock (new bands)
Location: Terrenos del Campo Deportivo“Víctor Cervera Pacheco” on the road to
Chicxulub Puerto, at the Glorieta del Corchito.
Time: 12:00 PM,
Admission: Free
Sunday (May 15): Rock (all types): Best Band
Location: Progreso Malecon; Parque Chazaro Perez
Time: 12:00 PM,
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Alejandro Pinzon Conducts the Chamber Orchestra of the City
Mark your calendars for the following dates. Alejandro Pinzon, a native of Merida, is currently leading the Coro Latino-Americano Pittsburgh and has a very busy Spring ahead of him. On May 14, he will lead El Coro (short for Coro Latino-Americano Pittsburgh) in a performance in Pittsburgh – then hop a plane to Merida and practice, practice, practice for three performances during the last week in May. Following those performances, he will have a few days to indulge in a bit of the local tango scene before he flies back to Pittsburgh for another performance by El Coro in Pittsburgh on June 12. His three performances in Merida include:
May 22 -Comisaria TBA
May 26 -Olimpo Theatre
May 29 -Church TBA
We will add further details as we get them.
Note: We are pressing for Michele and all of the Latino-Americano Pittsburgh members to come and spend a week in Merida. With luck, they will and we will be able to forge a cultural exchange and build a long-lasting friendship between El Coro and some of the choirs we have in Merida. So – El Coro… come on down!

 

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