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Merida Events: AANY, Yucatones

This Week… starting March 15, 2010

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan LivingTicul: Fair Trade Expo, Footwear & CraftsMarch 18 – 28
Come and see the new Spring and Summer lines of fashion footwear, as well as the pottery and other artisan products of the area at the Fair Trade Expo, Footwear and Crafts.

Yucatan Living Spring Break in CancunSnoop Dog comes to the Yucatan Peninsula (Cancun) for Spring Break
Cancun is coming back in style. Spring Break has begun and the entertainment lineup is spectacular! This week, Akon, Young Money and Snoop Dog are all performing. The party begins on Tuesday and ends with the after-party on Saturday.

Yucatan Living Municipal Events, Fiestas and Festivals This Week
There are no municipal fiestas or festivals beginning this week. Instead, people are busy getting ready for the non-stop activity and events that will take place during the Easter holidays, known in Mexico as Semana Santa.

Also, events in the Municipality of Merida are not listed for this week due to a requirement associated with pre-election campaigning for Mayor of Merida.

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) March 15, 2010

Yucatan Living Anniversary Concert: 18 Years of ‘Top and Valerina
‘Top and Valerina’ is a local radio program starring Mario Chacon.
Tonight’s performance is by Carlos Tello and his Amigos
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 16, 2010Waking Life playing in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan LivingCairo Cinema Cafe: Waking Life
(2001 Australia) A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. The movie uses an arresting combination of film and animation, making it an even more dreamlike experience.
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Fabrika Bohemia in Merida Yucatan

Wednesday (Miercoles) March 17, 2010

Yucatan Living Concert: La Fabrika Bohemika
This musical performance stars Gabriela Garcia, Paola Cochegrus, Lizza Rodriguez, and Sergio Moreno.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $100 pesos

Yucatan Living March 17: Concert for the Animals (sponsored by AFAD)
A concert featuring a local cover band, playing indie/alternative music!
Location: Casa de La Cultura, C. 63 # 503 A x 64 y 66 Centro
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free, but bring something for the animals: cans or bags of Pedigree or Cat Chow food, Frontline or any other flea or tic-avoidance mechanism (collars, shampoos, etc.), toys, treats, collars, leashes, any vet medicine, cleaning supplies for the kennel (chloro, soap, rags, brooms, mops, buckets, etc.), iodine, syringes, latex gloves, towels, mats, anything for a pet to sleep on (clean, please). All donations will be used at the AFAD animal shelter. For more information, you can see their website at www.afad.org.mx.

Yucatan Living What’s To Do on St. Patrick’s Day?
Before you go to the AFAD benefit concer listed above, you can maybe consider some of these other St. Patty’s Day events:

  • Hotel Zamna has a 3 course Irish dinner and a stand-up comedian. There are still tickets available.  Call: 999-924-0103 or stop by Calle 53 #547 x 70 y 72
  • Bennigan’s has low prices on drinks and, if you are wearing green, you get one beer free – but no Irish music.
  • Last year, the Irish Pub on Prolong. Montejo didn’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day – no Irish menu and no Irish music
  • La Casa del Habanos (formerly Mercer Cigars) has recorded Irish music but, if patrons make a reservation as a group, they will prepare a special menu. In addition, they plan to play the Irish Parade from New York City on TV at 10:00 AM. They say the only thing they might have trouble providing is green beer. Their telephone number is 944-3647

Thursday (Jueves) March 18, 2010

Yucatan Living Concert: Trio Oriente
This performance stars Armando Martin (guitar), Arturo Baez(bass) and Hernan Hecht(drums) playing classical pieces.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The Yucatones Are Back: One Night Only!
Come out and see the Yucatones, along with special guest Alfred Roredame. Be sure to be there for the second set, which will be all music from the Beatles!
Location: El Hoyo, Calle 62 # 487 x 57 y 59
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: No Cover but El Hoyo has great and reasonably priced sandwiches, salads, coffee, soft drinks, and a full bar, so come early and make a night of it!
 Note: The legendary Yucatones are also available for your private party: 99 92 31 02 52 (cell)

Yucatan Living Cruz Roja Fashion Show
This fashion show will present three dozen designs that fit the trends of the season, complete with all accessories. The clothes are all very feminine in cut, color and texture and it is expected to be quite a successful show. All proceeds go to assist the Volunteer Ladies of the North Delegation of Cruz Roja with their projects throughout the year.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $200 pesos: Tickets available at the North Delegation of Cruz Roja (Colonia Gonzalo Guerrero), or through Reina Diaz (Calle 30 #331 x 41, Plaza Las Margaritas, San Ramon Norte), Gerado Sanchez Fashion House (Calle 31 #87-D x 12, Colonia Mexico), or by calling Claudia Sierra Medina at 944-0687. The classic film The Devil Doll plays in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Ted Browning Film Festival: The Devil Doll
This film is from 1936. It stars Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O’Sullivan, and Frank Lawton. An escaped Devil’s Island convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him. We think maybe we saw this movie one early Saturday morning in the Fifties… it was very cool!
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 x 47 y 45, Frente a la Iglesia de Santa Ana
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: District Nine
(2009 US) Stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt. Nominated for 4 Oscars, 10 other wins, 40 nominations. An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Video: La Fiesta Patronal de la Virgen de la Concepcion
This is a video of the annual local fiesta for the Virgen de la Concepcion in Celestun. We know this is a little out of the way, but if you happen to be in the area, it is probably a video you won’t be able to see anywhere else!
Location: Municipal Palace in Celestun


Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) March 19, 2010

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Tonight’s program is a tribute to Chopin and Schumann. Directors for this performance will be our own Juan Carlos Lomonaco and, special guest director, Jose Guadalupe Flores. Martyn van den Hoek will be featured as the piano soloist.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras
Time: 9:00 PM Friday

Admission: $150, $100, and $80 pesos with a 25% discount for INAPAM, children 6 to 12 years of age and students.

Yucatan Living Ted Browning Film Festival: The Devil Doll
This film is from 1936. It stars Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O’Sullivan, and Frank Lawton. An escaped Devil’s Island convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him. We think maybe we saw this movie one early Saturday morning in the Fifties… it was very cool!
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 x 47 y 45, Frente a la Iglesia de Santa Ana
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: District Nine
(2009 US) Stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt. Nominated for 4 Oscars, 10 other wins, 40 nominations. An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sábado) March 20, 2010

Yucatan Living Handicraft Expo: AANY’s Arte A Mano
Good thing there isn’t too much going on this week, because you’ll want to save your time (and money!) for this event! If you haven’t already read about it, you can read about the AANY event here. This sale of handmade artworks from local artists is a great place to find presents, handmade clothing or furnishings for your home here. One of the interesting artisans is Don Cutz, a young man (age 75) who retired and took up making rustic furniture with his grandson 15 years ago. He is, evidently, quite good at making a variety of furnishings from wood and white vines, such as living room furniture, dressers, chairs, tables, and rocking chairs, as well as decorative handicrafts. His work has been exhibited in Merida in other shows and by the Merida Lions Club. The name of his workshop is Zaac-ack (white vine). You will also find embroidery, jewelry, sculpture, handmade paper, metalwork and so much more.
Location: COPARMEX, Ave. Hidalgo Garcia Gineres x 38, Merida
Time: Sat. 20th: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Inland Empire
(2007 Belgium) Stars Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, and Justin Theroux. An actress’s perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Location: Cairo Cinema Cafe, Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Slow Food Market Moves to Saturdays
The beginning of the Slow Food Market was a rousing success! In order to serve the needs of those who work on weekdays, it has been decided to move the market to Saturdays.
Location: Calle 31 x 60, Chuburna de Hidalgo, catty-cornered to the Super Faraon (turn at the light across the street from the OXXO).
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free – but please consider becoming a member (and encourage others to do so as well)! Membership is only $100 pesos per year and directly supports keeping the market going, as well as providing assistance to sustainable and organic production in Yucatan. There is a membership sign-up table on the porch on market day.


 

Sunday (Domingo) March 21, 2010

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Today’s program is a tribute to Chopin and Schumann. Directors for this performance will be our own Juan Carlos Lomonaco and, special guest director, Jose Guadalupe Flores. Martyn van den Hoek will be featured as the piano soloist.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday

Admission: $150, $100, and $80 pesos with a 25% discount for INAPAM, children 6 to 12 years of age and students.

Yucatan Living Carrera de Los Amigos (Race of Friends)
If you are into running, this race is for you! There will be both a 5 km and a 10 km race. You can sign up at Talleres Graficos La Carpeta, Calle 6 #116 x 13 y 15, Expendio de Pan Bimbo, Calle 56 #524 x 65 y 67, Parque Taben Tah (Altabrisa) (this one before the event only), Mundo Deportivo (Plaza Fiesta, Gran Plaza, Plaza Dorado and Centro), Mi Miel at Calle 20 #92-C in Itzimna.
Location: Parque Taben Tah in Altabrisa
Time:7:00 AM Sunday (runners must arrive before 6:30 AM)

Admission: Varies by category. For more information, call 927-6361

Yucatan Living Wings To Fly
Wings to Fly is an association that was founded on 07/07/07, for the purpose of serving disadvantaged children. This year, there will be a Walk for Yucatan Children300 meter walk, by parents and children, in support of the mission of Wings to Fly. All donations this year will go to assist the nutritional support program at the St. Vincent de Paul dining room in the colonia Nueva Sambula. Seven people of achievement will be invited guests on the walk, one of which will be Erik Avila, Cuxum actor and Merida’s Carnival King for 2010. With Erik along, a grand time is sure to be had by all. At the end of the walk, there will be a festival. Children are encouraged to dress for Spring and to bring banners with children’s rights slogans. They are even encouraged to bring pets!
Location: Monumento a la Patria to Plaza Grande
Time: 9:00 AM
Admission: $50 peso donation per walking family

Yucatan Living Documentary: Where the River Meets the Sea
There is a complex and wonderful habitat at the point where any river meets the sea. This documentary explores that environment.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Good Job
This is part of a series called ‘Sunday’ by Claire Denis. We suspect that this series is as much about learning how to appreciate all types of films as much as it is about the work of Ms. Denis. It looks quite interesting and we do recommend attending.
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17; Col. Itzimna
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Handicraft Expo: AANY’s Arte A Mano
Good thing there isn’t too much going on this week, because you’ll want to save your time (and money!) for this event! If you haven’t already read about it, you can read about the AANY event here. This sale of handmade artworks from local artists is a great place to find presents, handmade clothing or furnishings for your home here. One of the interesting artisans is Don Cutz, a young man (age 75) who retired and took up making rustic furniture with his grandson 15 years ago. He is, evidently, quite good at making a variety of furnishings from wood and white vines, such as living room furniture, dressers, chairs, tables, and rocking chairs, as well as decorative handicrafts. His work has been exhibited in Merida in other shows and by the Merida Lions Club. The name of his workshop is Zaac-ack (white vine). You will also find embroidery, jewelry, sculpture, handmade paper, metalwork and so much more.
Location: COPARMEX, Ave. Hidalgo Garcia Gineres x 38, Merida
Time: Sun. 21st: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM,
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Wednesday March 24: A Tribute to Santana
Local bands, we imagine, playing Santana music.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $50 pesos, Students and INAPAM: $30 pesos

Yucatan Living VIMA Kite Surfing Event in CozumelWeekend of March 26th through 29th
The best kitesurfers in Mexico will be on hand, since this tournament is part of the national kitesurfing circuit. There will be three categories in the tournament: Men’s Freestyle, Women’s Freestyle and Course Racing. There will also be non-stop parties throughout the weekend and even a bikini contest. As always, for the most up-to-date information, you can visit the Cozumel 4 You website (www.czm4u.com).

Yucatan Living Saturday: April 3: Sir Elton John To Sing at Chichen Itza
This performance is one that many have been waiting for, but only a few will enjoy! This singer-composer-pianist has sold over 250 million records and has had more than 50 hit songs. There is not a generation in thepast 40 years that has not had their age defined by one of his masterpieces. If you missgetting a reserved ticket, we are certain there will be other opportunities to get a ticket between now and the time of the Carmen in Merida Mexicoconcert. We will keep you informed with all the latest on this exciting event.
Admission: $10,000 pesos, $7,000 pesos, $5,000 pesos, $3,000 pesos, $2,000 pesos and $1,000 pesos.
Tickets on sale: www.ticketmaster.com.mx and Siglo XXI Convention Center

Yucatan Living Starting June 11: Carmen
Friend of Merida Carla Dirlikov will be starring in the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Carmen. This is sure to be a stunning event that will be repeated for only six performances. Tickets will be on sale at the Teatro Peon Contreras sometime soon… we’ll let you know when we know more! For the entire Symphony schedule, check here.

 

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One Response to “Merida Events: AANY, Yucatones”

  1. The tickets for all the 2010 season’s performances of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan have been on sale since the end of January. That includes the opera Carmen.
    People should buy their tickets now as the opera will be very popular. Please change the June 11 note.

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