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Merida Events: Baseball & A Yucatone

This Week… starting April 06, 2009


A quick note to remind you about the Merida Month-At-A-Glance Calendar. This calendar will be continually updated by our staff… as soon as we know about an event, we’ll put it here. The monthly calendar is color-coded, so you can see what’s going on in a Merida minute (There’s a legend at the bottom… each color designates a category of event). See something you like? Click on the event to find a description and all the details you need to participate. You can print the details of a day, or print the month-at-a-glance. Or you can email it all to a friend (or to yourself!). Los Leones de Yucatan, Baseball Team

Yucatan Living Los Leones Baseball
In just one week, Los Leones flew into first place in the Southeastern Region! If you like baseball, Merida’s got it – and what a team! Their complete schedule is posted on the Los Leones Website, along with ticket prices. Be sure to go out and support our boys as they fight to stay on top!

Yucatan Living A Note About Recitals and ICY Presentations
This is the time of year to pay special attention to recitals and ICY presentations. The students at ICY and at our universities, many of them graduate students and teachers, are required to do a number of performances before the public in order to receive their degrees and advanced certifications. Merida is noted for producing world class stars of music, song, dance, and theater – so these performances are always well worth attending.

Fiestas this WeekTimucuy Church

Timucuy Fiesta 6 Day Event
April 10 through April 15
Timucuy is a small municipality on the southeast border of the Municipality of Merida. It is between Merida and Acanceh, north of Tecoh. This is a traditional "county fair" complete with vaquerias and popular dances. The people of Timucuy love their music and you can expect to see traditional Yucateca jarana music and dancing, plus loads of trova and bolero music. The artisans in timucuy make hammocks and, if you’ve been looking for cross-stitch emboidery, this is the place you will find it. Since this is an agricultural municipality, expect good country cooking to be available at this fair.

Tepakan Fiesta 1 Day Event
This one day event is in honor of San Antonio. Tepakan is located south of Temax and north Izamal. Pottery is the most important activity of the artisans in Tepakan, so this should be a municipality well worth visiting. With only a little over 2,100 inhabitants in this municipality, almost 1,600 of them are Mayan and the Mayan language is prevalent here.

 

Monday (Lunes) April 06, 2009

Yucatan Living Salon at Cafe Chocolate
You are invited to participate in a Salon, under the auspices of Katalina McNulty.
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Calle 60 x 55 y 53
Time: 5:00 PM Monday
Admission: suggested donation of $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Lecture: Eduardo GaleanoEduardo Galeano in Merida
Eduardo Galeano was born in Uruguay, where his profession led him to become the director of a major magazine and newspaper. Exiled from his home country for political reasons, he moved to Buenos Aires and continued his career as the director of a well respected magazine. He finally was able to return to his country, where he began writing books. Today, he is the author of more than 15 books, famous throughout the world and is a favorite of the Working Gringos. He is the winner of the American Book Club award from the University of Washington, the Mare Nostrum y Pellegrino Artusi in Italy, Aloa from the publishers in Denmark, the Casa of the Americas from Cuba (twice), the Cultural Freedom Prize from the Lannan Foundation, the Premio a la Comunicación Solidaria from Cordoba, Spain and the Ministry of Culture in Uruguay. His Memory of Fire trilogy is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand Latin culture… and besides, it is a fascinating book! Through the eyes and heart of Eduardo Galeano, we will better understand what effect national boundaries and political differences have on the unity between cultures and between the ability of authors to connect cultures through literature. This talk will be in Spanish, but is well worth attending.
Location: April 6: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto; April 7, Mani at the Escuela de Agricultura Ecológica "U Yits Ka´an" -Km 2.5 Maní-Dzan
Time: April 6: 7:00 PM; April 7: 5:00 PM
Admission: Free


Tuesday (Martes) April 07, 2009

Yucatan Living Remembranzas Musicales
This weekly dance has been held every Tuesday night since Valentine’s Day, 1984. Come on out and listen to the Big Band sounds of the 1940s, performed by the wonderful Jaranara Orchestra. Best of all, this is a great place to practice your chachachá and your mambo, or to just sit and watch the people of Merida enjoy dancing under the open skies
Location: Santiago Park, C. 72 x 59
Time: 8:30PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Presentation of the Month: Eligio Ancona: Historian and Politician
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Vendaval
This performance is under the direction of Elias Reyes
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: FreeFrancisco Ivan in Concert

Wednesday (Miércoles) April 08, 2009

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: Francisco Ivan "Intimo"
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: $50 pesos; Students and INAPAM: $40 pesos

Yucatan Living Wednesday at the Peon:
Una Cita con la Danza (An Appointment With the Dance)
This performance is under the direction of Dance, the dance department of ICY in Merida.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office.

Yucatan Living Painting Easter Eggs
Come to LA68 to paint and decorate Easter eggs. The tradition of decorating eggs at Easter is centuries old… Persian and Celtic cultures celebrated the spring equinox giving painted eggs as a sign of friendship. Then the Christian Church forbid the consumption of eggs during Lent, starting a tradition of saving the eggs until Easter Sunday, when the children would have a party looking for the hard-boiled and decorated eggs. Come paint eggs at LA68 and continue the tradition in your own style…
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: Starting at 5:00 PM
Admission: Free, Come have dinner with your family

Thursday (Jueves) April 09, 2009

Yucatan Living Cultural Activities will not be held Thursday or Friday because of the Easter (Semana Santa) obligations of the citizens of Yucatan. This is a time when family reunions are held and when there is a rededication to family, cultural and religious unity.

Yucatan Living Serenata Yucateca in Santa Lucia
Location: Parque de Santa Lucia, Calle 60 x 55.
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jazzin’ Merida: Dantone
While Garytone is a way, Dantone will play solo at Jazzin’ Merida April 2 and April 9. That’s right… Dantone will be up there all by himself, performing some of his personal favorites from outside the Yucatone repertoire. For these solo gigs, Dantone will be channeling the spirit of his Czechoslovak ancestor, Daniel "Long Dan" Kohout, who was a mainstay of the Prague folk music scene in the years before WWII. Actually, Long Dan pretty much was the folk music scene in Prague back then, since folk music wasn’t hugely popular with pre-War Czech audiences, but that didn’t stop Long Dan, and it won’t stop Dantone, either. And it shouldn’t stop you… put April 2 and 9 on your agenda right now
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: The doors open at 8pm, music starts around 9:30 ThursdayTo play and to Fight
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Documentary: Tocar y Luchar (To Play and To Fight)
To Play and To Fight presents the captivating story of the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System – an incredible network of hundreds of orchestras formed within most of Venezuela’s towns and villages. Once a modest program designed to expose rural children to the wonders of music, the system has become one of the most important and beautiful social phenomena in modern history. Under the direction of Alberto Arvelo. Spanish with English Subtitles.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

 

Friday (Viernes) April 10, 2009

Yucatan Living Cultural Activities will not be held Thursday or Friday because of the Easter (Semana Santa) obligations of the citizens of Yucatan. This is a time when family reunions are held and when there is a rededication to family, cultural and religious unity.

Yucatan Living Movie: Three Kings of BelizeThree Kings of Belize
(Canada-Belize, 2007) In a small Central American country with a population of 270,000, three veteran musicians share moments of their daily lives with us.
Paul Nabor, 79 year old fisherman and legendary Garifuna composer has played the same guitar for 53 years. Even though he has forgotten most of his songs, his spirit remains strong. Florencio Mess, a Maya harp player, spends his solitude making traditional violins, guitars and harps as he awaits for his next trip outside his small village. Creole accordionist, Wilfred Peters, is proud to have played for the Queen of England, his ineffable charm and humor is his ideal antidote for the old age.
Location:Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos

Saturday (Sabado) April 11, 2009Charles Chaplin, Cinema Series

Yucatan Living Charlie Chaplin Cinema Series: A Woman of Paris
(United States, 1923). Written and Directed by Charles Chaplin; Starring Edna Purviance, Carl Millar and Adolphe Menjou. Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean when he fails to meet her at the railway station.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Tribute to Marcel Marceau
With the great mime artist Pastor Gongora Ruiz.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Poetry Reading and Sharing
Come one! Come all! New readers welcome! Every Saturday, for at least the next 3 months, there is going to be an open mike poetry reading at Cafe Chocolate. You can read your own poems or the poetry of someone else. This sounds like great fun so please do go out and support it. It is not only new, but it helps to round out the cultural experiences we are so fortunate to have here in Merida. Be sure and read the website (see link below). It is guaranteed to make you smile and will certainly make you feel as if you must stop by.
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Back Patio, Calle 60 x 49
Time: All Saturdays: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: Free
Website: Here. http://www.jkpublishing.org/dsm_index.php

Yucatan Living Theater: El Amor de Don Perlimplin con Belisa en su Jardin
Under the Direction of Francisco Marin and Starring Alvaro Carcano, Madeleine Lizama and Analie Gome. Evidently, the garden is the setting in which Don Perlimplin falls in love with Belisa. Given the director and cast of this play, it is going to be one of the highlights of the theater season in Merida.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box OfficeMad Hot Ballroom

Yucatan Living Documentary: Mad Hot Ballroom
(2005) Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way. Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors, from typical urban kids to "ladies and gentlemen," on their way to try to compete in the final citywide competition. English with Spanish subtitles.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Retional Theater: ¿Y que paso con el Sueño de los Flamboyanes?
What Happened to the Dreams of the Flamboyanes?
Written and Directed by Jazmin Lopez; Produced by Hector Herrera; Starring Mario III, Beatriz Yanez, Tanicho, Wendy Basulto, and Juan Castillo. These are the names of some of our rising stars, so try not to miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Dates and Times: April 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25: 8:00 PM; April 12 & 19: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos and $100 pesos (available at the box office)

 

Sunday (Domingo) April 12, 2009Other Galaxies

Yucatan Living Documentary: Cosmic Collisions
This is a video made by the American Museum of Natural History and NASA. It shows how new planets and solar systems are born.
Location: Museum of Natural History, next to the Zoo on Calle 59
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater: El Amor de Don Perlimplin con Belisa en su Jardin
Under the Direction of Francisco Marin and Starring Alvaro Carcano, Madeleine Lizama and Analie Gome. Evidently, the garden is the setting in which Don Perlimplin falls in love with Belisa. Given the director and cast of this play, it is going to be one of the highlights of the theater season in Merida.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the Ticket Office

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Scenic Arts: Gonzalo Guerrero: First Ally of the Mayas
This performance is under the artistic direction and general production of Elide Soberanis
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Sunday

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Regional Theater: ¿Y que paso con el Sueño de los Flamboyanes?
What Happened to the Dreams of the Flamboyanes?
Written and Directed by Jazmin Lopez; Produced by Hector Herrera; Starring Mario III, Beatriz Yanez, Tanicho, Wendy Basulto, and Juan Castillo. These are the names of some of our rising stars, so try not to miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61Marcel Marceau
Dates and Times: April 17, 18, 24 & 25: 8:00 PM; April 12 & 19: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos and $100 pesos (available at the box office)

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Tribute to Marcel Marceau
With the great mime artist Pastor Gongora Ruiz.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Second Season of the Independent Dance Groups
This is a series of performances that run from April 12 through April 19 (Sunday to Sunday). If you are a lover of dance, you will not want to miss these performances. They are under the direction of Danza
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

 

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Coming Soon

April 25
Hotel Zamna Special Event: Music from Two Ancient Worlds
After the dinner buffet, the evening will begin with the Sound of Peru, the magic sound of the Pan Pipes. The Grand Finale will be from Mexico Mariachis playing live! The best from two ancient worlds! Space is limited, so please purchase your tickets early.
Location: Hotel Zamna Calle 53, #547 x 70 y 72, Santiago District of downtown
Time: 8:00 PM, Dinner Buffet Served at 8:30 PM
Admission: $90 pesos Please pick up your tickets early. (999) 924-0103

 

 

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

 

 


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