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Merida Events: Carla Dirlikov Sings Tuesday

This Week… starting June 15, 2009

Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Tixcacalcupul Fiesta One Day Event
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.

Yucatan Living Yaxcaba Fiesta   10 Day Event Yaxcaba's Fiesta
June 20 through June 29
This fiesta is in honor of San Pedro and San Pablo. Yaxcaba is located just east of Sotuta, almost to the middle of our southern boundary with Quintana Roo. Almost 10,000 of the 13,000 people who live there are Mayans. Yaxcaba is the "go to" place to see marvelous churches from the colonial era. The churches and chapels include: a temple in honor of San Francisco de Asis, a chapel dedicated to the Virgen de Guadalupe, and Casa Ilamada Huaycot, also called the House of 100 Doors. In addition, there is a temple in honor of Santa Cruz that is in what used to be the Parish of San Pedro, and the Chapel of San Nicolas. There are also archaeological ruins in almost every town in the municipality.

Yucatan Living Cacalchen Fiesta 10 Day Event
June 20 through June 29
This fiesta is in honor of San Pedro and San Pablo. Cacalchen is not very far from Merida. It is between Bokoba and Tixkokob and just south of Motul. Look here for the marvelous Municipal Palace, Hacienda Dzidzilche, and the Temple of San Pablo, all built in the 16th century. The blouses and huipiles embroidered here are cotton, and the hammocks are woven of hemp. For those who like wild life and birdwatching, Cacalchen is a great place to visit. They have everything from "gatos de monte" (mountain cats) to songbirds out there. From what we hear, many of their songbirds are cardinals. 

In the City This Week

Monday (Lunes) June 15, 2009La Decada X Anniversary

Yucatan Living Concert: X Anniversary of the Grupo La Decada
This will be a performance by the Orquesta de Camara Amadeus, under the direction of Antonio Espinosa Canto. Performers for the evening will be some of the most beloved names in Yucatan, including: Ligia Camara, Mozu La Voz, Bingo Show and Los Juglares. This is the "must see" performance of the evening!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living In Cenotillo: Gala de Opera
A performance by U.S. Cultural Envoy to Mexico, mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov, with the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Yucatan, under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido. This performance is sponsored by the U.S. Consulate.
Location: Cenotillo, Iglesia Principal
Time: 8:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 16, 2009

Yucatan Living Gala de Opera in Merida!Carla Dirlikov in Merida
This is the night we have all been waiting for! A performance by U.S. Cultural Envoy to Mexico, mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov, with the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Yucatan, under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido. This performance is sponsored by the U.S. Consulate. Visit Carla Dirlikov’s website  to see why you cannot miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: FREE – but it is probably best to stop by the box office and get your passes early, as this is expected to be a "packed house" performance

Yucatan Living Los Leones vs Veracruz
Location: Parque de Beisbol Kukulcan, on Circuito Colonias South
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: $150, $90, $50, and $15 pesos
Website HERE Trio Los Galanes, Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Galanes
This performance is under the direction of Claudio Moo. Trio Los Galanes is one of the more popular recording trova trios in Yucatan.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) June 17, 2009

Yucatan Living Voices and Figures in Movement
This is an end of the workshop recital by the students who attend the Wallis Scholar’s Course. Performers will be from Practica Coral and Jazz Dance, so this will be both a vocal and a dance event.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Maria Teresa, Angelica Balado and Jesus Armando
This is the must see event of tonight. These three voices cannot be matched anywhere in the world and Merida is blessed to be their home.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $100 pesos (space is limited)

Yucatan Living Los Leones vs Veracruz
Location: Parque de Beisbol Kukulcan, Circuito Colonias Southeast
Time: 8:00 PM WednesdayCressida, Contemporary Dancers in Yucatan
Admission: $150, $90, $50, and $15 pesos
Website HERE 

Yucatan Living Wednesday at the Peon: An Appointment with Dance
Cressida, Danza Contemporanea will perform director Lourdes Luna’s newest piece "ROOF"
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $50 pesos

 

Thursday  (Jueves)  June 18, 2009

Yucatan Living Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
There is no word on which movie, in this series, will be playing tonight. However, they are all great, Johnny Depp is worth watching ANYTIME and the Pirates of the Caribbean website is well worth visiting.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM ThursdayThe Italian Job
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Italian Job
(USA, 1969) Starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward, and Benny Hill. This is a comic caper about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: 1949 to 2009: 60th Anniversary of Grupo Los Tachos
Performing tonight will be the Grupo Los Tachos, along with Orquesta Tipica Yulcalpeten, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera. Maricarmen Perez will be the invited soloist.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free – but, considering the occasion, a packed house is expected, so it might be best to get your passes early

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Noche de Tangos
This performance is by the Camerata Academica de Merida (Chamber Orchestra), under the direction of Mtro. Jose Luis Chan Sabido, who returned to Merida from an outstanding career with some of the finest orchestras in Europe.The Camerata Academica de Merida, of course, will be spectacular, as always.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Fernando Delgadillo
This is a performance by Fernando Delgadillo, whose voice and acoustic guitar you do not want to miss. To learn more about this marvelous talent, visit the Fernando Delgadillo website
Location: Centro Cultural Dante, Prolongación Montejo x Calle 17
Time: 9:30 PM, June 18 and 19
Admission: $450, $350, and $250 pesos.
For more information and to make reservations, call: 926-4566 or (999) 900-6890

Yucatan Living Jazzin’ Merida: The Yucatones
Attention Yucafans… the Tones are playing Jazzin’ Merida tomorrow, June 17, at 9 p.m. It’s been a busy week, and the notification is late, so tell everyone you know to be there, because it’s “Underwear Night”.

That’s right. The boys will be playing IN THEIR UNDERWEAR, and any audience member who shows up in THEIR underwear (pajamas are acceptable) will get their first glass of ice water ABSOLUTELY FREE. We’re not kidding.

Tell all your friends, and we’ll see who has the chutzpa to go boxer-to-boxer with the boys! (If you don’t have the chutzpa… or the foundation garments… show up anyway. Some good photo ops are assured.)

Location: Jazzin Merida, Calle 56 x 53
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos

Yucatan Living Los Leones vs Veracruz
Location: Parque de Beisbol Kukulcan, Circuito Colonias Southeast
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $150, $90, $50, and $15 pesos
Website HERE 

 

Friday  (Viernes) June 19, 2009

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exposition: There Are No Orphans in Art
Come out and meet the artists! This is an exhibition of the art that has been created by the orphans of Amor y Vida. The paintings will not be available for purchase until the end of the show, but we encourage everyone to come out for the opening. We know there will be something you will love. These children have put their hearts and souls into their work, with the help of the wonderful people who founded and facilitate the Purpura Plastika program. This is one exposition that we believe is on the "must see" list for tonight.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales; Calle 60 x 45 y 47
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Symphony: Triple Concert: Violin, Cello, and Piano
Tonight’s performance is by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatan, with Guest Director Jesus Medina, Irina Decheva (piano), Iliana Stefanova (violin), and Veselin Dechev (cello). This will be an evening to remember. In case you do not know who Jesus Medina is, read his accomplishments HERE. These three performers are 3 of the 4 members of Cuarteto Orpheus and have not only represented Yucatan, but all of Mexico, on the world stage. 
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $150, $100, & $80 pesos; 50% discount for INAPAM, students, and teachers

Yucatan Living Concert: Fernando DelgadilloFernando Delgadillo in Concert
This is a performance by Fernando Delgadillo, whose voice and acoustic guitar you do not want to miss. To learn more about this marvelous talent, visit the Fernando Delgadillo website
Location: Centro Cultural Dante, Prolongación Montejo
Time: 9:30 PM, June 18 and 19
Admission: $450, $350, and $250 pesos.
For more information and to make reservations, call: 926-4566 or (999) 900-6890

Yucatan Living Classical Dance Recital
This is the closing performance for the season for the Scholar’s Course in Regional Ballet and Jarana de Wallis.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Los Leones vs Minatitlan
Location: Parque de Beisbol Kukulcan, Circuito Colonias Southeast
Time: 8:00 PM on Friday; 6:00 PM Saturday & Sunday
Admission: $90, $54, $30, and $10 pesos
Website HERE 

Saturday (Sábado) June 20, 2009

Yucatan Living Poetry Reading and SharingPoetry Reading at Cafe Chocolate
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 Los Leones vs Minatitlan
Location: Parque de Beisbol Kukulcan, Circuito Colonias Southeast
Time: 8:00 PM on Friday; 6:00 PM Saturday & Sunday
Admission: $90, $54, $30, and $10 pesos
Website HERE 

Yucatan Living Tribute to the Dance: Summer Season: Temptations
This will be a performance by the Classical Dance Company of Yucatan, under the direction of Victor Salas.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $100, $80, & $60 pesos

 

Sunday (Domingo) June 21, 2009

Yucatan Living Documentary: Investigations in Space: CometsComents
In 1990, a comet exploded, permitting the scientists at NASA to study its composition and its interior. What they found was molecules of carbon and water, the basic ingredients of life, and that the ice in its interior was the same composition as the water in the oceans on Earth.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Symphony: Triple Concert: Violin, Cello, and Piano
Tonight’s performance is by the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan, with Guest Director Jesus Medina, Irina Decheva (piano), Iliana Stefanova (violin), and Veselin Dechev (cello). This will be an evening to remember. In case you do not know who Jesus Medina is, read his accomplishments HERE. These three performers are 3 of the 4 members of Cuarteto Orpheus and have not only represented Yucatan, but all of Mexico, on the world stage. 
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $150, $100, & $80 pesos; 50% discount for INAPAM, students, and teachers

Yucatan Living Summer Solstice 2009
This is the longest day and will be the shortest night of the year. Uxmal is the place to be for this event because it was actually constructed in such a way that it faces the summer solstice.

Yucatan Living Presentation of the Singer Fily Aguilar
Location: Garden of the Composers (Patio of the Municipal Palace)
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingTribute to Dance: Summer Season: Temptations
This will be a performance by the Classical Dance Company of Yucatan, under the direction of Victor Salas.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $100, $80, & $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Noche de Tangos
This performance is by the Camerata Academica de Merida (Chamber Orchestra), under the direction of Mtro. Jose Luis Chan Sabido, who returned to Merida from an outstanding career with some of the finest orchestras in Europe.The Camerata Academica de Merida, of course, will be spectacular, as always.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living In Acanceh: In Exchange for Love
We do not see Lenny Sanchez sing often enough. We understand that she travels a great deal, on behalf of both Yucatan and Mexico, but we wish we had her here at home more often. Preview Lenny Sanchez’s website.
Location: Acanceh: Lower floor of the Palacio
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Los Leones vs Minatitlan
Location: Parque de Beisbol Kukulcan, Circuito Colonias Southeast
Time: 8:00 PM on Friday; 6:00 PM Saturday & Sunday
Admission: $90, $54, $30, and $10 pesos
Website HERE 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Whale Shark Festival July 15 – 19   
 The purpose of this fiesta is to educate the public about whale sharks and the environment as a whole. 5 days of grand fun that include whale watching. From what we understand, adventure tourism organizations say you can swim with the whale sharks as well. There is not a lot of information out yet about this event, but we will update our information as it comes in. In the meantime, read about it on Adventure Holidays Report.

Yucatan Living July 7The Women of Manzanero in Concert
The Women of Manzanero

A huge list of top female vocalists sing the songs of  Manzanero, who is a singer, composer and well known entretainer.
Location: Convention Center, Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Tickets now available at Fiesta Americana, Ahorro Farmacia on Aleman, or call 942-1113 or 192-1820.

Yucatan Living June 27
1st Anniversary of "Music Under the Stars with Friends"
This weekly event at Hotel Zamna has turned out to be a rousing success and is now celebrating their first anniversary with a special night called "The Best of British." Music for the evening will cover three decades of Britain’s best. Upon arrival, guests will receive a typical British pub drink and, instead of a buffet, they will be served a real "fish and chips" dinner. 
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547 x 70 y 72
Time: 8:00 PM, Dinner at 8:30 PM
Admission: $90 pesos, tickets limited to 50 so please pick up your tickets early. No tickets can be sold on the evening of the event, nor can extra guests be admitted due to catering. Tickets are on sale now from reception at the hotel.

 

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