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Merida Events: Basketball and Dance



This Week… starting June 13, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Tekit Fiesta: June 13
This fiesta is in honor of San Antonio de Padua. Tekit is a many sided polygon that has three neighbors to the north (Tecoh, Homun, and Huhi) and three neighbors to the south (Mama, Mayapan, and Chumayel). It is between Tecoh, on the east, and Sotuta on the west. 4,800 of their 8,500 inhabitants speak Mayan. The artisans of Tekit stay busy all the time. They make guayaberas, blouses and huipiles, all of cotton. This is the major employer in the area. They also make hammocks and leather goods.

Yucatan Living Tekom Fiesta : June 13
This fiesta is in honor of San Antonio, patron of the town. Tekom is a long, thin municipality that comes off of the northern part of the Municipality of Valladolid in a southwesterly direction. In this area, there are many small, family-owned factories that produce articles made of wood, as well as typical clothing, embroidered tablecloths, and the traditional weaving of hammocks. Still, over 55% of the people who live in Tekom make their living in some form of agriculture.Valladolid Fiesta

Yucatan Living Valladolid: June 13 through June 19
This is the Fiesta of the Divine Redeemer. We strongly recommend this fiesta. Valladolid has become one of the major exporting points for the entire southeastern portion of Mexico, especially with respect to Mayan made products and objects of art. Whether you are looking for just the right embroidered blouse or for the perfect piece of leatherwork, hammocks, jewelry or stone carvings, Valladolid (and their big new fairground) is the place to be. There is no way to do Valladolid in a day, so we suggest making an overnight trip of it. And if you stay at Casa Hamaca, which we can recommend, say hello from the Working Gringos! Stay overnight in Valladolid, and that way, you will get to see everything!

Yucatan Living Tixcacalcupul Fiesta: June 15
This fiesta is in honor of San Bartolome Apostol. Tixcacalcupul is located at about the center of our southern border with Quintana Roo. This is about as rural as it gets. Tixcacalcupul doesn’t even have a police station! The entire population is Mayan and that governs the language that is spoken there. Look in Tixcacalcupul for those wonderfully soft hammocks woven from henequen threads, as well as embroidered tablecloths and huipiles.

 

In the City of MeridaFIBA Americas Women's Championship

Yucatan Living 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Women’s Championship: June 13 – 18
Participants in this international basketball event are from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, United States and Venezuela, with more from two countries in the Central American and Caribbean sub-zone to be announced later in the Spring. The top three placed teams from both championships will qualify for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships in France.
Location: Polifuncional Stadium, Calle 60 across from Salvador Alvarado Stadium
Admission: Free

Monday June 13
14.00 Argentina vs. Venezuela
16.00 Guatemala vs. Canadá
18.00 Brasil vs. Estados Unidos
20.00 Opening Ceremony
20.30 México vs. Puerto Rico
 
Tuesday June 14
14.00 Venezuela vs. Brasil 
16.00 Canada vs. Puerto Rico
18.00 Estados Unidos vs. Argentina
20.00 Guatemala vs. Mexico

Wednesday June 15
14.00 Venezuela vs. Estados Unidos
16.00 Puerto Rico vs. Guatemala
18.00 Brasil vs. Argentina
20.00 Mexico vs. Canada

 

Monday (Lunes) June 13, 2011

Yucatan Living Dance: Forever Divas
Original idea and choreography by Elda Castillo Lopez. This is the closing recital of the Jazz Dance Workshop for the 2010 – 2011 school year at Wallis Cultural Center
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 14, 2011

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trío Sentimiento
This performance is under the direction of Andy Uicab.
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Science Fantasy Cinema Series: The Invisible Man
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. This 1933 classic stars Claude Rains. Oooooh, doesn’t it just give you shivers?
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

 

 

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) June 15, 2011

Yucatan Living Fantasy Marina and Circus Dance
This is the closing performance of the Jazz Dance Workshop of the 2010 – 2011 school year by students from the Cultural Centers Cholul and Wallis
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) June 16, 2011

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

Yucatan Living Opening of the Collective Exhibition of the State Academic Art Center
This event will include a ceremony to celebrate the 1st class of students to attend the Visual Arts school.
Location: Salas of Temporary Exhibitions in the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM ThursdayChamber Orchestra of Merida
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: The Great Escape
This is a performance by the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Merida, under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living An Evening with Banamex
The international community is cordially invited to come and enjoy a glass of wine at BANAMEX and learn about their International Customer Services. This is a brand new program that has been designed with foreign customers in mind.
Location: Casa de Montejo, Calle 63 #506, Merida
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The White Diamond
(2004) This is a Werner Herzog movie with Herzog as the narrator. The White Diamond is a film about the daring adventure of exploring the rainforest canopy with a novel flying device called the Jungle Airship.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) June 17, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check theFull Events Calendar for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living MEL-O-Nights (Third Friday)
This is a chance for the locals to meet the extranjeros in a casual setting in the gardens at MELL. There is a cash bar and great botanas(snacks). Join them for this sociable evening… meeting old friends and making new ones! If you want to know more, call the Merida English Language Library at 924-8401.
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x66 y68
Time: 7:30 Friday
Admission: FreeThe White Diamond

Yucatan Living Movie: The White Diamond
(2004) This is a Werner Herzog movie with Herzog as the narrator. The White Diamond is a film about the daring adventure of exploring rainforest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) June 18, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG 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 Latin American Cinema: 1973
This dark documentary can be seen as three separate stories of people united by two themes: they were born in 1973 and they were born in Mexico City.
Location: Audiovisual, Centro Cultural Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 and 7:00 pm, Saturday
Admission: FreeFitzcarraldo

Yucatan Living Movie: Fitzcarraldo
(1982) This is another Werner Herzog movie (hmmm, must be Werner Herzog week…). This movie is famously outrageous in its scope and its folly, famously involving moving a steamship over a mountain without special effects. The story is of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined Irishman, played by Klaus Kinski, who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle. Silly rabbit! Read more about all that here in Wikipedia.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exhibition: Diverse Emotions 2
Exhibition will be open until June 25. This is a collective presentation of paintings, graphics and photographs assembled by the collective LGBTTTI (and no, we don’t know what that stands for but we have our theories…).
Location: Galeria Principal of Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) June 19, 2011

Yucatan Living Dance: Jazz
This is a performance by the students in the Area of Jazz at the Municipal Dance Center.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 4:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeTom Mix

Yucatan Living Latin American Cinema Series: Mi Querido Tom Mix (My Dear Tom Mix)
Joaquina is aging in a small Mexican village in the 1920s. Her life is boring and she spends her days dreaming of her hero, cowboy Tom Mix. The only thing Joaquina wants is to meet him. Her life changes when a bunch of bandits appears nearby. It’s time for Tom Mix to stop the thieves and fulfill Joaquina’s dreams of adventure.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: Living Between Water and Clay
A documentary showing the lives of animals in the swamps.
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Jarana
This is an end of the school year performance by the students of the Municipal School of Regional Folkdance.
Location: Lower Floor of the Municipal Palace, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 10:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Fitzcarraldo
(1982) In case you missed it the first time this week, here it is again! This movie is famously outrageous in its scope and its folly, famously involving moving a steamship over a mountain without special effects. The story is of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined Irishman, played by Klaus Kinski, who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle. Silly rabbit! Read more about all that here in Wikipedia.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Drawing Workshop with Habla mural artist Viviana Hinojosa: June 20-24, Habla Workshop
Habla will be offering a special daily course on drawing characters from the imagination this summer taught by Viviana Hinojosa. The focus of the course will be providing a series of tools to help you to imagine original characters and bring them to life on paper giving them soul, attitude, and expression. The course is aimed for people who like to draw but who do not necessarily know how to professionally. Viviana will provide a supportive space that welcomes newcomers to making art as well as providing tools for more experienced artists. Viviana teaches with a "no erasers, no mistakes" philosophy which encourages people to let go and try new things. By the end of this experimental and playful workshop, participants will create a story with their invented characters. If you want to know more about Viviana and the art at Habla, read our article about the artists Viviana and Manuel here.
Location: Habla, Calle 26 No. 99 B x 19 y 21 Col. México
Time: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Admission: $900 pesos (adults only)
Language: Spanish with English translation when needed 

For More Information, e-mail:contact [at] habla [dot] org or phone 948 1872

Yucatan Living Summer Arts School for Kids: July 11 – Aug. 4
This is a four-week international bilingual program for local and international students ages 8-13. The summer course will be taught in both English and Spanish by an array of educators and teaching artists from the United States and Mexico. This extraordinary team of teachers will offer the students a multi-disciplinary exploration of the theme of "Beneath the Surface" through the visual arts, music, dance, theater, and creative writing. Students will read a variety of books–in Spanish and English–and will create public performances and exhibits each week of the program. Contact Habla through their website, www.habla.org
Location: Habla, Calle 26 No. 99 B x 19 y 21 Col. México Shakira in Merida
Time: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Yucatan Living Shakira in Merida, City of Peace: July 16,2011
This will be a massive free concert by the Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer and dancer who sings pop rock in Spanish and English. Shakira can easily be called one of the most influential entertainers, worldwide, of the 21st century! The Juanes’ concert earlier this year (or was it last year already?) saw a 26% increase in tourism in the city. We can only imagine the effect this international wonder will have on Merida’s hotel industry alone. Mark your calendars and make your plans to be in Merida on July 16 for this internationally acclaimed event.
Location: La Plancha (the former train station)
Time: TBA
Admission: Free !!!

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