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Merida Events: AANY Handcraft Sale

This Week… starting November 30, 2009

Municipal FIestas This Week

Yucatan Living Calotmul Fiesta: 8 Day EventCalotmul Fiesta
Dec. 1 through Dec. 8
In keeping with the season of the year, this fiesta is in honor of la Inmaculada Concepción. The Municipality of Calotmul is about as rural as it gets, in Yucatan or anyplace else on Earth. This municipality is bordered on two sides by Tizimin, on a third side by Temozon, and on the fourth side by Espita. There are fewer than 4,000 inhabitants in Calotmul and its economy is based on agriculture. If you’ve been looking for the real cowboys of Yucatan (and maybe for a really fine saddle), you have found the right place. The main product of the artisans of Calotmul is talabartería… which translates as saddlery, harness-maker’s shops and leather goods shops. This is also where you can get a hammock made from hemp. Ask for hamacas de cáñamo. However, just because Calotmul is "a little bit country," doesn’t mean the people are not interested in the educations and quality of life for their children. This is the community where children are not only taking English lessons, but also music lessons on woodwinds. We strongly encourage everyone to visit this fiesta to let the people of Calotmul know that we know they are there, and support everything they are doing for themselves and for their community.

Yucatan Living Sotuta Fiesta  10 Day Event
Dec. 3 – Dec. 12
Sotuta is located in the South-Central part of the state, in the heart of the Mayan world. This fiesta is in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The main work of the artisans of Sotuta is in leather. For those who are interested in Mayan history, Sotuta was the home of Nachi-Cocom, the principal cacique who rebelled against the Spanish in the early 1500s. His lifetime is thought to span approximately from 1510 to 1556. For those who are interested in more recent history, Sotuta is also the birthplace of Justiniano Carrillo Pasos, the father of 13 politically active children, one of whom was Governor Felipe Carrillo Puerto. This is a trip worth taking just for the history! See Bicycle Yucatan’s wonderful pictures of Sotuta HERE.

In the City

Note: This week Symphony concert has been cancelled.

Monday (Lunes) November 30, 2009

Yucatan Living Are You Ready for Football?
Mercer Cigars is open for business 7 days a week and you NFL fans have got a corner on the market on Sunday, Monday nights, and (beginning Nov. 26) on Thursday night as well. 
Location: in the Lounge of Mercer Cigars, Prolongación Montejo, Next to la Parrilla
Time: Sunday: 11 to 7, then the length of the game on Monday and Thursday nights
Admission: Free

Tuesday (Martes) December 01, 2009

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan
Finalists of the New Voices of the Mayab, Second Generation. These will be Yucatan’s stars of tomorrow and this is the lace to find them all!
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova:
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Traditional Yucateca: Asi Canta Yucatan (Yucatan Sings Like This)Orquesta Tipica Yucalpeten
This is a concert by Alfredo Bolio, along with the Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera. This would be my choice of entertainment for the evening, because I am a huge fan of Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten and all of the marvelous voices that come with it.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Wednesday (Miercoles) December 02, 2009

Yucatan Living Hip Hop in a New Environment
Ceiba Flava in Concert
Location: Auditorio Tecnologico in Progreso
Time: 6:00 PM WednesdayYahal Kab in Concert
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Trova: Sounds of Truth
Yahal Kab in Concert
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Trova: Manifiesto
Regina Carrillo in Concert
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce, Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: A Sing-Along!
Tonight’s performance is by Grupo de intérpretes Cenzontle (The Mockingbird Interpreters Group), under the direction of Rudy Vallado. Everyone is invited to come and sing along!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free


 

Thursday (Jueves) December 03, 2009

Yucatan Living A Tribute to Pink Floyd
Performing tonight will be Telesis, Rikita Banana, Cuffin Rite, Nave Tierra, Gapatipitopo, Kuchuman, RED, Kiuba and DVJ RAMS.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Movie: Reservoir Dogs
(1992). This is a Quentin Tarantino film, starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen. After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon X Calle 20
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Christmas Concert: Voices in Bronze
This performance features Ruben Lopez
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission:$100 pesos

Yucatan Living Opera and Yucateca Song: Lyrical Vocal RecitalLos Juglares
Performing tonight will be Conchita Antunano (soprano), Zuleika Diaz (piano), and Los Juglares
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Film: Wai A Rini The Power of the Dream

This film from Brazil chronicles an initiation ceremony for young men from the Xavante tribe. The ceremony only happens once every fifteen years.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $20 pesos

 

Friday (Viernes) December 04, 2009

Yucatan Living TGIF (First Friday)(aka NAFTA)
This is the party that is held in La Hach Bar at Fiesta Americana on all First Friday nights. It is a time to visit with old friends and make 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.
Location: La Hach Bar, Fiesta Americana Hotel, Calle 60 x Ave. Colon
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, botanas (snacks) are provided.
Admission: Free (cash bar)Uady Folkloric Ballet

Yucatan Living UADY’s Folkloric Ballet
Tonight’s performance is “Yucatan and Its Roots”
Location: Central Courtyard of the University, Calle 57 x 60
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $50 pesos; tickets sold on the day of the event

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café
Location: Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: Bajo el Mismo Sol
This documentary from Mexico (in Spanish) deals with the subject of people from small towns around the world who have been victims of genocide. Caution should be taken if bringing children.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Babel
This 2006 movie stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. The movie won one Oscar, had another 27 wins, and 75 more nominations, so – if you haven’t seen it, odds are that it is a pretty good movie.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Christmas Violins
This is a performance by the students of the Wallis Cultural Center. No matter where you go in the world, the talent of the students of Wallis Cultural Center will always shine above them all.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Urban Cultural Festival II: Multidisciplinary Arts Exhibition
Invited musicians include: Jazz Sensitive de Mauricio Bonfiglio, Cuartos Espaciales, Guva, Carolina Ramírez, Spina, Dj Le Discosaur and more! This is an event organized by college students and is sure to please everyone!
Location: Parque de la Mejorda, Calle 50 x 57 y 59
Time: 7:30 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sábado) December 05, 2009

Yucatan Living Bolero: Marilu Basulto in Concert
Tonight’s performance is called With My Five Senses.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM SaturdayAANY Show
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living December 5 – 6: AANY Art Show
If you want to buy something wonderful for a Christmas present, this is the place to be. You can read more about the show here in our recent article about the AANY artists and organizers. Get there early!!
Location: Club de Leones, Avenida Colon between Calles 14 and 16
Time: 10 AM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opera and Yucateca Song: Lyrical Vocal Recital
Performing tonight will be Conchita Antunano (soprano), Zuleika Diaz (piano), and Los Juglares
Location: Valladolid
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living A Fabulous Christmas Show and Lighting of the Tree!
This event even has a Santa’s Workshop, mechanical games, and sweets – so don’t miss one of the grandest events of the season! The first 500 people who show up dressed in red will be treated to free refreshments.
Location: Estacionamiento Chedraui Norte, across from Gran Plaza
Time: 2:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mano a Pata 2009 (Hand in Paw 2009)De Mano a Pata 2009
Please Give a Hand to Save a Paw. This is an annual benefit event for AFAD and one that is certainly deserving of our support. Debbie Moore is arranging to sell tickets here in the Centro. Also, she has a list of medicines and other things that are needed as donations. Contact Debbie Moore if you are interested: debobway [at] gmail [dot] com. Even if you don’t have a ticket, just go and pay at the door!
Location: Calle 39 # 201 x 18 Col. Monterreal
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $200 pesos. Tickets on sale at Veterinaria Duarte and Planet Pethood, or call 920-5019 and 9991-27-8609.

Yucatan Living Movie: Which Way Home
This HBO documentary looks at the issue of immigration from Mexico to the United States through the eyes of the children who take the harrowing journey. Find out more at the HBO website here.
Location:Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: The Piano
This movie stars Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel. A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she’s soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. With 3 Oscars, another 54 wins and 25 more nominations, this one is sure to please.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living A Concert of Christmas Carols
This performance is by the Youth Choir at Centro Wallis Cultural Center. It is guaranteed to be wonderful!
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) December 06, 2009Atril 6 in their Anniversary Concert

Yucatan Living Atril 6: Anniversary Concert
We cannot say enough nice things about this group from UADY. We only wish we had more opportunities to hear them. Please don’t miss this!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living A Christmas Concert
The Orchestra and Choir of Centro de Iniciacion Musical. These are the talented children of Yucatan and their Christmas performances are true gems, especially if you have children of your own.
Location: Centro Cultural del Niño, Calle 59 x 50
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living December 5 – 6: AANY Art Show
If you want to buy something wonderful for a Christmas present, this is the place to be. You can read more about the show here in our recent article about the AANY artists and organizers. Get there early!!
Location: Club de Leones, Avenida Colon between Calles 14 and 16
Time: 10:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opera and Yucateca Song: Lyrical Vocal Recital
Performing tonight will be Conchita Antunano (soprano), Zuleika Diaz (piano), and Los Juglares
Location: Izamal
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: Destination: Space
This documentary uses information gained from giant telescopes to explore and explain the origins of the Universe.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Coming SoonMet a Torcedor at Mercer Cigars

Yucatan Living Dec. 8: Dreaming of a Real Habano Cigar?
Mercer Lounge is going to host a famous Cuban cigar roller.
This is the time to get your own, exclusive and personalized Habano cigar.
Location: Mercer Lounge, Prolongacion Montejo, Next to La Parrilla
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mark Your Calendars!!
The Purpura Plastika group, which brings art to disadvantaged kids here in Merida, is putting on a show. If you are in the market for art, you don’t want to miss it. On December 11 at 7:00 PM at Galeria Maya (Calle 72 near 51 in Santiago). The art will be by children of Salvation Army Orphanage (Maya theme) and the orphanage Amor y Vida (children chose their own design.)The exhibition theme is "ART FOR SOCIETY… THE ART OF HELPING". All the artwork displayed will be on sale. We’ve seen the work these kids produce… and it is generally amazing. Don’t miss this one!

Yucatan Living December 12: Hotel Zamna: Tinsel & Turkey Night
Festive Dinner Buffet at 8:30 PM
Music from Four Decades at 9:00 PM
A Christmas Fun Prize Quiz
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida, Centro
Time: approx. 8:00 PM
Admission: $90 pesos. Please collect your tickets before the event, as they are unable to reserve tickets and need to know how many will attend for catering purposes.
Phone: 999 924 0103 Visit their website: Hotel Zamna  

Yucatan Living December 13: The Youth Ballet of Quebec
This performance is part of a cultural exchange between Canada and Mexico. It is contemporary ballet at its best, performed by the artists of the generation to which it belongs. Come and see these wonderful young people, as they show us their concept of ballet for today and tomorrow.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM 
Admission: Tickets are on sale at the box office.

For More Information, Call: 924-0040, 924-9990, or 900-6890

Yucatan Living Wednesday December 16: The Nutcracker Suite Ballet
Yes! We knew they would come! Merida loves the St. Petersburg Russian Ballet with all its heart and they always make time to stop and perform for us at Christmas. Be sure to make this performance but, if you can’t, then cross your fingers and hope we get a surprise "one show only" visit from them as they head back home. It isn’t Christmas in Merida without the Russian Ballet and the Nutcracker Suite. We do hope everyone can attend. 
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets are on sale at the box office – Please get yours early!
For More Information, Call: 924-9990Spay and Neuter Clinic in Merida and Progreso

Yucatan Living January 11-15: Spay and Neuter Clinic… Tell Your Friends! and your Neighborhood!
Bring your pets or spread the word. Planned Pethood US and Mexico, along with Yucatan Government, AFAD, UADY and other organizations want to sterilize at least a thousand dogs and cats in Merida and Progreso. Different times and locations. Call 305-2078 for an appointment and locations before January 5th.

 

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One Response to “Merida Events: AANY Handcraft Sale”

  1. CORRECTION ABOUT THE TIME FOR THE AANY SALE is 10 AM- 7PM on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec.6, is 10 AM-5 PM.

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