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Merida Events: A Week of Concerts

This Week… starting January 09, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Tizimin Fiesta: December 30 through January 16Tizimin Fiesta and Fair
This is a huge fiesta in the heart of Yucatan’s horse country. Visit theTizimin Website to see loads of pictures of this great area. Tizimin is that large municipality that borders the Gulf of Mexico and Quintana Roo, as well as extending far into the interior of the State. This gives this municipality access to all of the best of the entire peninsula. What this combination festival and fiesta is doing is running from the last Friday in one year to the beginning of Carnival in the next. This year, the dates are December 30 to January 16. Activities will include horse racing, cockfighting and exhibitions of registered cattle and agricultural machinery.

Yucatan Living Santa Elena Fiesta: January 10th through January 24th
This fiesta is in honor of Santo Cristo del Amor. Many of our readers are familiar with Santa Elena because it is the municipality in which Uxmal is located. Santa Elena is located southeast of the city, and forms part of our border with the State of Campeche. There are loads of archaeological sites here, including Uxmal, Kabah, Nohpat, Xcoh and Muchich.

In The City

Yucatan Living The Festival of the City of Merida: January 5 through January 30Festival of the City of Merida 2012
This festival will celebrate the 470th anniversary of the founding of the City of Merida. There will be approximately 200 events held in the city in a three and a half week period of time. Every year, this festival grows and the events become more spectacular. We are beginning to get dates on some of the events and will enter them in our Month at a Glance calendar, as well as presenting them – week-by-week – here in the Events column. Check back regularly to see our updated calendar.


Monday (Lunes) January 09, 2012

Yucatan Living Duet: My Love For You
This is a duet concert by Rudy Vallado and Veronica Cabrera, two of the most beloved voices in all of Yucatan.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo. Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM, Monday
Admission: FreeBaaxal-Jazz in Concert in Merida

Yucatan Living Baaxal-Jazz in Concert
Merida is well known for its love of jazz and for the marvelous jazz performers it produces. These concerts are always well worth attending. It’s great music AND the performance is free!
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM, Monday
Admission: Free


Tuesday (Martes) January 10, 2012

Yucatan Living Inauguration of the Historic Panorama
Take a stroll down to the central mercado, and enjoy a new multimedia exhibit called “The Historic Panorama”. Photos and other media portray the historic centro of Merida through the 20th Century. See how Merida has changed! The Portal del Granos itself is part of our historic city, and forms a beautiful boundary to the market with its arched portico and worn stone walkway. Don’t miss it!
Location: Portal del Granos, Next to the Merida Museum, Calle 56 x 65
Time: 11:00 AM, Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exhibition: Little Voice of Color
This is a presentation of the artwork of students from workshops in Dzitya, Chichi Suarez, Dzununcan, Molas and Caucel, all cities that lie on the outskirts of Merida.
Location: Vestibule of the Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM, Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living VIII Ballroom Dancing Competition
If you love ballroom dancing, Merida is the place to be during this time of year. These elimination competitions are spectacular and you won’t want to miss even one of them. They are outdoors under the stars, to boot!
Location: Santiago Park, Calle 72 x 59
Time: 8:00 PM, Tuesday
Admission: FreeAndres Tinoco in Concert

Yucatan Living Andres Tinoco in Concert
This concert, by one of Merida’s long-time favorites, is titled “For the Strings of My Guitar”. This performing artist who plays classical guitar is one of the best to ever come out of Yucatan, so you won’t want to miss seeing him. Here’s a preview of the wonderful night that you will be enjoying on YouTube.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM, Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Victor Martinez in Concert
The name of this concert is “I’m Back!” Even better than that, tonight is a double dipper. Victor Martinez’s concert, in the Central Patio of the Olimpo, is what you will walk out into when the Andres Tinoco concert ends. It probably doesn’t get any better than that anywhere!
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM, Tuesday
Admission: Free


Wednesday (Miercoles) January 01, 2012

Yucatan Living Emmanuel Pinzon in ConcertGreat Young Voices of Yucatan
The title of this concert is "The Reasons for a Song" and this young man certainly has reason to sing. Not only is he the son of Yucatan’s famed Adalberto, but he is Yucatan’s answer to Harry Connick, Jr. and even, we dare say, to Sinatra himself. Never miss a chance to see this young man as his talent grows and matures. His dad, we might add, has one of the smoothest voices we have ever heard, so look for great things from all of the Pinzons.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM, Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cony Ancona in Concert: All For You
Another of Yucatan’s greats. We can’t believe the luck of walking out of an Emmanuel Pinzon concert, right into the arms of the voice of Cony Ancona. What a night… only during Merida’s birthday celebration.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM, Wednesday


Thursday (Jueves) January 12, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event as soon as we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Rubi Dzib in Concert: Merida Tierra de AmoresSingers in Merida Yucatan Mexico
If we had to pick just one performance to see for the entire week, this would be it. For those who don’t know her as an individual, this is the lady who is the principal singer for Las Maya Internacional, that wonderful group of women who have been performing Maya songs in costume for fifty years. For anyone who is feeling age creeping up on them, this performance is prescribed as the best medicine you will ever find.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM, Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Don’t Stop & Dance Now
This is a performance by the Independent Dance Group, a modern dance group in Merida. We haven’t been to this theatre yet, but we notice it is coming up with more and more important performances, so you might want to check it out.
Location: Teatro del IMSS, Next to T1.
Time: 8:00 PM, Friday
Admission: Free

Friday (Viernes) January 13, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event when we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PMNew Expositions at the MACAY
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living New Expositions at the MACAY
You are cordially invited to attend the opening of the January through March expositions at the MACAY. Works shown are by Palle Seirsen, Miguel Cime, the students, members and artists of the LA 68 Women’s Center, Alvaro Santiago, Gabriel Marni, Rogelio Cuellar, and Hugo Arquimedes. Wine will be served in honor of the artists and their work… and of course, the art will be on display for all attendees.
Location: At the MACAY, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM, Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Eduardo Vazquez in Concert
This is a concert of piano and Yucateco voice. Eduardo Vazquez never fails to please his audiences.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM, Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Gil Gil in Concert: When the Guitar Speaks
This is another opportunity to walk from one excellent concert to another, all under the same roof. Gil Gil is certainly one of the most revered performers in all of Yucatan. He is so busy, these days, that we never get to see enough of him. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Location: Patio Central of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM, Friday
Admission: Free

Saturday (Sabado) January 14, 2012

Yucatan Living Concert: Worlds in Harmony
This performance is in a format that is very special in Merida. There will be not one, not two – but three pianos on stage. Featured performers will be Martyn van de Hoek (Holland), Tomiko van de Hoek Kaneko (Japan), and Marieli Sosa (Mexico) … all accompanied by the virtuoso violin of Christopher Collins Lee. Here’s a preview of Christopher Collins Lee all by himself… we can only imagine how great the combination will be.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM, Saturday>
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: The Youth Ballet Company of Yucatan
Classical Ballet in Yucatan Yucatan has some of the finest young talent in the world today. We encourage everyone to come out and see the young people who are sure to be the international stars of tomorrow.
Location: Teatro del IMSS, Next to T1
Time: 8:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar 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 Ooxkuxtal in Concert
We are not familiar with this group, but tourists are and seem to love them. It sounds as if we will all know them well – and soon. The venue is a beautiful park in Garcia Gineres, well worth visiting on its own merits. To see a concert there too? Heavenly…
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, García Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mexican Night and ConcertsMexican Night in Merida Yucatan
There is an all-star lineup for tonight. Included are:
6:00 PM: Another Ball Room Dance Elimination Contest
8:00 PM: Grupo de Trova in Concert (The Spice of Trova)
9:00 PM: Men in Dance (Vitality) from the Centro de Bellas Artes
10:00 PM: Reyna Adriana and Daniel Medina in Concert
Location: Remate de Montejo
Time: from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Maria Teresa In Concert
This lady is The Voice of Contemporary Song in Yucatan and this performance will be a special treat.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:30 PM, Saturday
Admission: Free


Sunday (Domingo)January 08, 2012

Yucatan Living Walking with Dinosaurs
Another Saturday morning film… this one about Dinosaurs. These films are great for the kids!
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM, Sunday
Admission: FreeRobert Myers in Concert in Yucatan

Yucatan Living Robert Myers in Concert
Just about the time you think there can’t possibly be anything more or better coming from Merida this week, there’s another surprise. Robert Myers is the principal trumpet in the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra. This performance has it all, from Baroque to Tango. Don’t miss this performance!
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM, Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living A Musical Peace Concert
Performers include: Blue Peel, Rokeando por la paz, Los Bolontiku, Evolución, and La Reverenda Funk. No, we haven’t heard of any of them either, but we’re willing to bet there will be a large audience of young locals. Great people-watching on a beautiful night in a beautiful park!
Location: Concha Acustica, Parque de las Americas, Av. Colón x Calle 20, García Ginerés
Time: 9:00 PM, Sunday
Admission: Free


Coming Soon

Yucatan Living M.E.L.L. Game Night: Last Friday in January (Jan. 27, 2012)

After a holiday break, M.E.L.L.’s Game Night will return on the last Friday in January. Patrons can feel free to bring in a favorite game and the library will provide the snacks. Sodas and water will be on sale at a discounted price, as will other refreshments. There are some fairly accomplished backgammon and Scrabble players in the expat community, and are always finding new games (such as Upwords and Farkel) to enjoy. Why not challenge someone you’re not used to playing against and see if your wordsmithing and logic skills are really up to par?
Location: Merida English Language Library, Calle 53 x 66
Time: Game Night begins between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM and lasts for approximately two hours, Friday

Yucatan Living 2012 Carnival in Merida
February 15 – 22, 2012
The 2012 Carnival in Merida website is up and running. Little by little, all of the pages are being filled. Now is the time to become familiar with the site so you can check back often for updates. Yucatan Living will be adding Carnival events and news as they becomes available. Tickets for the Palcos are on sale now. Call 294-7380 Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM. Or if you don’t want to call, get your tickets for a small additional fee through YES, Yucatan Expatriate Services. Air Supply in Merida 2012

Yucatan Living Air Supply at Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Wednesday, March 7, 2012
This will be Air Supply’s 35th Anniversary Concert tour, and not the first time they have come to Merida. They actually have quite a large following here and it promises to be a high-energy concert. Plus, it’s out at a hacienda… a lovely venue for a concert. 
Location: Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Calle 35 x 14 s/n Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Yucatan
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: VIP $1,200 Gold: $1,000, Silver: $800, General $600 pesos. Tickets on sale in the offices of More Music, located in the Banorte Tower, Paseo de Montejo # 310, 2nd floor.

Yucatan Living International Women’s Day Event: March 8 – 10, 2012International Women's Day
This event has been organized by We Move Forward, an organization dedicated to helping women reach their full potential. Please visit the website of We Move Forward for more information.
Location: Isla Mujeres
Time: TBA
Admission: $645 USD until Nov 30, $695 USD thereafter. Includes membership in WMF. Group rates are available. Reservations are now being taken.

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2 Responses to “Merida Events: A Week of Concerts”

  1. The Robert Myers concert is under Sunday, but says “Saturday”. Which is it please?

    Thank you!

  2. Thanks for catching that! It’s on Sunday, and we corrected it!


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