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Merida Events: Art & Comedy

This Week… starting March 31, 2014

Art In The City

Yucatan Living Tours of the Cathedral Begin in English
The tour includes the choir loft, the north belltower, parts of the roof and more! This news is very exciting because these spaces were previously off limits. We often forget that we live with the second oldest Cathedral in the New World, the Cathedral of San Ildefonso. Merida’s cathedral is built on top of the Mayan city of T’ho. Many of the stones used in the construction of the cathedral and other old structures in Merida were taken from the temples of this ancient city. Some of us pass the Cathedral every day and hardly take notice of it anymore. These tours will be a way for English speakers to learn more about the Cathedral and better appreciate its role in the history of Yucatan.
Time: The tour in English is on Saturdays at 10:00 AM. The tour in Spanish is on Saturdays at 4:00 PM.
Admission: $50 pesos per person with tickets available inside the main doors of the Cathedral.

Yucatan Living Exhibition: Spring Colors: Benjamin Ramirez
This is an exhibition of contemporary art by Benjamin Ramirez. Please see Yucatan Living’s article about Benjamin Ramirez, Gentleman Artist, to learn more about this remarkable man. Opens March 27 and continues into May
Location: Galeria del Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday, March 27
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exposition: Habanerorama Art Shows in Merida Yucatan Mexico
This is an exhibition of the works of Samuel Barrera, a local artist with a very distinct style. Samuel’s view of the world is fresh and clear, and his work is easily recognizable. Everyone can find something to love about this man’s work. Starts March 28.
Location: Galeria La Eskalera, Calle 70 x 59 and 57, Santiago, Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Friday, March 28
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s MACAY Joins Google Art Project
As of March 18, the works of Francisco Garcia Ponce will be available for few to museum quality art lovers around the world. This Google Art Project began in 2011 with just 17 museums. Today, it boasts over 300 collections with 55,000 works of art in museums around the world. The collection that will be shared by the MACAY contains 119 works by Francisco Garcia Ponce, completed between 1957 and 1986. The media includes acrylic paint, mixed media, collage, and printmaking. These works were all chosen in honor of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Francisco Garcia Ponce Museum in the MACAY.
Location: At the MACAY, and of course, online at Google
Time: Anytime
Admission: Free

 

In The City

Yucatan Living Oaxaca in Merida: March 14 to April 06
Food, Handcrafts, music and dance from Oaxaca. Delicious fresh Oaxacan cheese and other delicacies, beautiful Oaxacan handicrafts… well worth visiting!
Location: Parque de la Paz, Av. Itzaes x Calle 59, Merida centro
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) March 31, 2014

Yucatan Living VI Visual Arts Biennial March 31 – July 31
All the best of visual artists in the Yucatan. This exhibit starts today and continues until mid summer. Check it out!
Location: : Galeria Callejon de Congreso of Teatro Jose Peon Contreras
Time: : Open schedule
Admission: : Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) April 01, 2014

English Comedy Show in Merida YucatanYucatan Living Comedy Show: “You People” Wed. April 2, Thur. April 3
This is a one woman comedy show performed by Mel Blosom, written by Mel Blossom and Andrea Fears. Mel Blossom is the Yucatan Peninsula’s first English speaking comic and is proud to present her brand new show: “You People.” This is all new material, in an all new space, by the same filter-less woman. (Mature audiences only, please!)
Location: Jim & Elke’s Place, Faces (Calle 23 # 66 x 48 y 50, Progreso
Time: Doors open: 5:30 PM, Show starts: 6:30 PM
Admission: $100 pesos, includes one free print or postcard from Blossom’s Boutique.
Reservations: Space is limited! To reserve a seat, pre-sale tickets are available at El Estudio, Paseo Montejo. Calle 56-A #486 x 41 y 43 Centro

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

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) April 02, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Bajo El Mismo Sol (Under the Same Sun)
(Mexico 2009) A documentary about the people in small towns that have been victims of genocide and other assaults against their humanity.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

English Comedy Show in Merida YucatanYucatan Living Comedy Show: “You People” Wed. April 2, Thur. April 3
This is a one woman comedy show performed by Mel Blosom, written by Mel Blossom and Andrea Fears. Mel Blossom is the Yucatan Peninsula’s first English speaking comic and is proud to present her brand new show: “You People.” This is all new material, in an all new space, by the same filter-less woman. (Mature audiences only, please!)
Location: Trattoria La Pasta, Paseo de Montejo #481 x Calle 39 y 41, upstairs in their new bar Karma
Time: Doors open: 7:30 PM, Show starts: 8:30 PM
Admission: $100 pesos, includes one free print or postcard from Blossom’s Boutique.
Reservations: Space is limited! To reserve a seat, pre-sale tickets are available at El Estudio, Paseo Montejo. Calle 56-A #486 x 41 y 43 Centro

Yucatan Living Movie: Exit Through The Gift Shop
(USA 2011) A documentary about the social grafitti artist, Banksy. Still being debated whether it is authentic, a commentary on authenticity or a complete hoax. Read more from the NY Times here.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) April 03, 2014

Yucatan Living Comedy Show: “You People” Wed. April 2, Thur. April 3
This is a one woman comedy show performed by Mel Blosom, written by Mel Blossom and Andrea Fears. Mel Blossom is the Yucatan Peninsula’s first English speaking comic and is proud to present her brand new show: “You People.” This is all new material, in an all new space, by the same filter-less woman. (Mature audiences only, please!)
Location: Trattoria La Pasta, Paseo de Montejo #481 x Calle 39 y 41, upstairs in their new bar Karma
Time: Doors open: 7:30 PM, Show starts: 8:30 PM
Admission: $100 pesos, includes one free print or postcard from Blossom’s Boutique.
Reservations: Space is limited! To reserve a seat, pre-sale tickets are available at El Estudio, Paseo Montejo. Calle 56-A #486 x 41 y 43 Centro

Yucatan Living Movie: El Cielo Abierto (The Open Sky)
(Mexico 2011) Vigorous documentary on Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the voice of the voiceless in El Salvador, the pastor in the midst of one of the bloodiest civil wars. Romero dared to say that the mission of the Church is to identify with the poor. Archbishop Romero was assassinated on March 24, 1980.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know as soon as we know!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Violin Recital
Members of the Classic Quartet of Vienna Music and students from the Art Academy Yucatan will perform, including an opening number by a 9-year old Yucatecan, María Abril Mendoza Mena. A corresponding event will be held on April 6.
Location: Olimpo Cultural Center, Plaza Grande
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we know more!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie: La Gran Belleza
(Italy 2013) Italian documentary about the beauties of Rome, as seen through the eyes of an aging writer and Roman resident.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) April 04, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: La Vida de Adele
(France 2013) A social and sexual coming-of-age story of two young women.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Pok ta pok: Representation of the Maya Ball Game
Come to the historic center of Merida and enjoy watching a renactment of the ancestral Maya ball game.
Location: Calle 60 entre 61 y 63, opposite the Cathedral
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie: Havanyork
(USA ?) An artistic and documentary dialogue between the musicians and countercultures of Havana and New York City. Read more at their website.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan Program 9: The Romantic Piano
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the piano of Abdiel Vazquez. Music is by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Schumann.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office. Please refer to the OSY website www.sinfonicadeyucatan.com.mx/inicio.php for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

 

Saturday (Sabado) April 05, 2014

Botanical Talks in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan LivingBotanical Talk: Los Condimentos de la Selva
The speaker for Jungle Condiments will be Biologist Jorge C. Trejo Torres. Maya land has contributed some of the most famous spices in the entire world. These include: vanilla, allspice, chiles, oregano and cocoa. It is important for those of us who live with these wonders on a daily basis to discover and acknowledge them.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Admission: $70 pesos, Students: $35 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Flores en el Desierto (Flowers in the Desert)
(Mexico 2009) Mexican documentary about the Huichol culture. See the trailer here.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we know!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie: El Niño Fidencio
(2008) A documentary about a curandero from the Guadalajara area to whom many cures and healings were attributed.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Concert: Renewing Roots: A Rock Tribute to Yucatan Trova
This is a performance by the Colectivo Metalmorfosis, under the direction of Carlos Vivas. This is a perfect opportunity to see what we mean when we recommend rock and fusion concerts in Yucatan. They have their roots in trova and there is a palpable feeling of smooth romance running through them. This Rock isn’t just for young folks.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Nomadak TX
(2009) A documentary that follows a globe-hopping musical due from the Basque Country in Spain. See the trailer here.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

 

Sunday (Domingo) April 06, 2014

Yucatan Living Documentary about Nature
Always a great documentary about natural history.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Orquesta Sinfonica de YucatanYucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan Program 9: The Romantic Piano
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the piano of Abdiel Vazquez. Music is by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Schumann.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office. Please refer to the OSY website www.sinfonicadeyucatan.com.mx/inicio.php for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

Yucatan Living Violin Recital
Members of the Classic Quartet of Vienna Music will perform. This event is dedicated to Wolfgang Mozart, and will feature various pieces by the famous composer.
Location: Olimpo Cultural Center, Plaza Grande
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $50 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

 

Monday (Lunes) April 07

Yucatan Living No Events planned for today

 

Coming Soon

Merida Marathon in April 2014

Yucatan Living Medio Maratón de la Ciudad de Mérida 21 km, April 20 in Merida
This is an official marathon. All of the details are already online on the Medio Marathon’s website. Please read that website carefully as such things as locations to purchase tickets change as time for the marathon draws closer. Note: This event also includes a 5 km walk, so there is something here for everyone.

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra – April Schedule
Program 10: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the violin of Stephanie Chase. Music is by Vivaldi and Respighi.
Locations: Jose Peon Contreras Theater , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday and 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: purchase tickets online or by calling (999) 923-1333

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
April 26, DON PASQUALE by Donizetti
May 3, Wagner’s Bicentennial – TRISTAN und ISOLDE
The cycle “The Ring of the Nibelung” by Richard Wagner will be shown (Saturdays at noon):
May 24, 2014 – Introduction (Opera talk and documentary)
May 31, 2014 – DAS RHEINEGOLD (The Rhine Gold)
June 7, 2014 – DIE WALKÜRE (The Valkyrie)
June 14, 2014 – SIEGFRID
June 21, 2014 – GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (Twilight of the Gods)
Location: Sala Mayamax del Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Film: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free
More Information at website: operayucatan.org

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