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Merida Events: Folklorico, Trova and Films

This Week…

It is a quiet week in Merida – with most folks headed for the beach and their annual month-long vacations beginning this coming weekend. Consequently, a lot of our contacts are gone, websites aren’t updated, etc…. hey, it’s summer! Everyone deserves a break! With the beginning of the new month, new calendars will go up and we will be sure and update as we receive new information… we’ll update more later in the week if we get more information.

Best Fiestas This Week

Best Artisan Fair of the Year: TunichTunich 2008
The artisan fair known as Tunich is held in Dzitya. The dates this year are July 25 through August 3. This fair gets bigger every year, with many of the artisans now finding commercial outlets for their wares, especially those who work in stone. See our article last year for more about this wonderful shopping opportunity. If you are redecorating, remodeling, or building from scratch, this is one fair you cannot afford to miss!

Artisan Fair of Saddlers and Embroideresses: Valladolid




Everybody needs to head out to Valladolid between July 25 and August 3. The artisans are hoping for a 75% increase in sales over their normal sales from their individual workshops. A Mayan priest has already presided over a Saka ceremony, requesting success for the fair from the gods and all signs show that the artisans will meet their goal. Products available for sale include leather products (sandals, purses, wallets, etc.), emboidered articles (we presume clothing), and hammocks ($300 MXP to $600 MXP depending on size). This is their 4th Artisan Expo and it is expected to do well, so be sure not to miss this shopping opportunity.

Every week…

For ongoing events and classes in Merida,
please click our NEW Ongoing Events Page!!

On the Ongoing Events page, you will find a list of all ongoing classes and other regular events that are repeated every week. When a new class or ongoing event is announced, it will be highlighted at the top of both events pages, and then will be added to the Ongoing Events page. We hope this makes your planning easier!

As always, if you have an event for the English-speaking community of Merida that you would like to publicize, please contact us at info [at] yucatanliving [dot] com (hopefully at least a week before the event) and we will be happy to add it to our Events pages.

 

Monday (Lunes) July 28, 2008

Yucatan Living No events programmed on MondayYucatecan Trova

Tuesday (Martes) July 29, 2008

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Condes
Under the direction of Rosendo Palomo, Trio Los Condes is one of the
greatest trova trio treasures of Yucatan. If you haven’t seen them, now is the time.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living IV Festival of Folkloric Ballet
Featured performers tonight will be the Folkloric Ballet of Chihuahua.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: $50 MXP

 

Wednesday (Miércoles) July 30, 2008

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: Canciones del Recuerdo con Rubi
Songs of Memory with Rubi is under the musical direction of Felipe Diaz. This is a special event and certainly well worth a trip to the Centro.
Location: Dr. Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium in Centro Cultural de Merida Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $50 MXP

Yucatan Living IV Festival of Folkloric Ballet
Featured performers tonight will be the Folkloric Ballet of Pablo Martinez
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57.
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $50 MXP

Thursday (Jueves) July 31, 2008

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Julio Velasquez and Alberto Alvarez
This performance is not only the pick of the night, it is our pick of the month. It doesn’t get much better than an evening with tenor Julio Velasquez and pianist Alberto Alvarez. This pianist may have been born in Cuba, but he’s ours now and we’re keeping him! He is teacher to the stars of music and voice the world over. This is a performance not to be missed!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Inauguration of the Paintings of Lucina Castillo
Location: Galeria Callejon del Congreso del Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living IV Festival of Folkloric Ballet
Featured performers tonight will be the Folkloric Ballet of Raices under the direction of Adrian Cerda.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $50 MXP

Yucatan Living Spaghetti Western Anthology: Rio Bravo Rio Bravo Movie
(U.S., 1959) Directed by Howard Hawks; Starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickenson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzelez, Estelita Rodriguez, Claude Akins, Malcolm Atterbury, and Harry Carey, Jr. This movie of redemption is a classic worth seeing for the cast alone!
Location: Sala de Arte in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: General: $30 MXP & $15 MXP

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema Double Feature
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Admission: Free

First Feature: A Tomb in Eternity, also called Quatermass and the Pit
(United Kingdom, 1967) Starring Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley and James Donald. Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quatermass. When the interior of the "missile" is exposed, a dead locust-like creature that resembles the devil is found. It is determined by Quartermass that these "locusts" are evil Martians who altered the brains of our simian ancestors to eventually lay claim to the Earth. When Quatermass’s suspicion that the missile can reactivate the dormant evil in humans is confirmed, all hell breaks loose.(from IMBD). Sounds like a pre-cursor to the Aliens movie series.
Time: 6:00 PM Thursday
Second Feature: The Lost Weekend
Directed by Billy Wilder, this movie stars Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. This film follows an alcoholic through 4 days of a drinking bout in a desperate weekend. Ooh, that sounds like fun!
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida
Tonite’s performance is by Armando Martin and his band. Don’t miss the oportunity to visit Jazzin’ Merida.
Location: Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 8 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM Thursday
Phone: 924-5628The Story of the Weeping Camel

Yucatan Living Movie: The Story of the Weeping Camel
Springtime in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia. A family of nomadic shepherds assists the births of their camel herd. One of the camels has an excruciatingly difficult delivery but, with help from the family, out comes a rare white colt. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, refusing it her milk and her motherly love. When any hope for the little one seems to have vanished, the nomads send their two young boys on a journey through the desert, to a backwater town in search of a musician who is their only hope for saving the colt’s life.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $20 pesos

Friday (Viernes) July 25, 2008

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida
Tonite’s music is TBD.
Location: Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 8 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM Friday
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Movie: Segundo Siglo (Second Century)Second Century Movie
A comedy about a crew of Mexican filmmakers who make a pilgrimage through the Southern Highlands of Scotland, while carrying all their film equipment on their backs. Segundo Siglo includes an ironic touch with its own "making of" and reflections about the fleetingness of life, the sadness of death and the state of filmmaking as it moves into its second century. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Denis LaFoy’s TGIF
This is the party sponsored by Yucatan Trails Travel Agency that is held in La Hach Bar in Fiesta Americana on even numbered “first Friday” nights. It is a time to see old friends and meet new ones. There is nothing any prettier than the huge patio outside of La Hach , suspended between the stars and the lights of the city, in one of the finest hotels in Yucatan . Don’t miss this! For more info contact: Denis at 928-2582.
Location: La Hach Bar , Fiesta Americana Hotel, at the corner of Calle 56 A – 451 at Ave. Colón
Time: Happy Hour is 6-9:00 PM, botanas (snacks) are provided.
Admission: Free, Cash bar

Saturday (Sabado) August 2, 2008

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida
Tonite’s performance is TBD.
Location: Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 8 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM Saturday
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Movie: CrossingsCrossings 2006 by Roberto Olivares
(Dir.Roberto Olivares, Mexico-USA: 2006)The band Misterio Musical takes on their next challenge, having become one of the most popular Oaxacan bands in Los Angeles. The time is ripe for a return to their villages in La Sierra Norte mountains in southern Mexico to play their music and reunite with family and friends for the first time in many years. Tagging along is a recent gringo acquaintance learning to operate his camera and speak a little Spanish along the way. This all adds up to a journey of self-discovery and a revealing border-crossing tale. Spanish with English subtitles.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

 

Sunday (Domingo) July 27, 2008

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
These documentaries are always timely. With the return of fossils to Chicxulub’s new museum, this is the perfect time to learn about our past.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, just past Avendia Itzaes
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Other Events in July

Yucatan LivingInternational Women’s Club Breakfast
Each month, the IWC holds a non-host breakfast that is open to both members and to potential members. You can read about the IWC here and check their calendar for dates, times, and locations here.

 

For ongoing events and classes in Merida,
please click here for our Ongoing Events Calendar


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