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Merida Events: Carnaval Continues

This Week… starting February 20, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This WeekCarnaval Merida 2012

Yucatan Living There are no new municipal festivals or fiestas beginning this week because the entire state is involved in The First Carnival of the New Era. After Wednesday, Yucatan will be strangely quiet for a few days – but not to worry. We’re well on our way to the Semana Santa, when all of Yucatan will come alive again and a grand time will be had by all.

Download a General Carnival Parade Map

In The City


Monday (Lunes) February 20, 2012

Yucatan Living Regional Parade Carnaval Merida 2012
If you are looking for the "real" Yucatan, this parade is a wonderful window into regional culture.
Location: Monumento a la Bandera to San Juan, Check the map for reference.
Time: 7:00 PM, Friday Plan to be there at least 2 hours before
Admission: Free, Chairs are $30 pesos


Tuesday (Martes) February 21, 2012

Yucatan Living Battle of the Flowers Parade
Location: Monumento a la Bandera to San Juan, Check the map for reference.
Time: 12:00 PM, Friday Plan to be there at least 2 hours before
Admission: Free, Chairs are $30 pesos


Wednesday (Miercoles)February 22, 2012

Yucatan Living Burial of Juan Carnival
This marks the end of Carnival.
Location: Plaza Grande, in front of the Municipal Palace
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: FreeEstudiantina of Merida's City

Yucatan Living Music: Estudiantina of the City of Merida
An Estudiantina is a Student Band and this one is under the direction of Vicente Maya. We have not seen this particular band, so the evening should be quite interesting.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: free

Yucatan Living Exposition: Embracing the Colors
This is a presentation of the paintings by Maribel Vargas.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés.
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free


Thursday (Jueves) February 23, 2012

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

Yucatan Living Concert: Choir of the City of Merida
The title of this concert is When I Sing. The choir is under the direction of Maestra Nidia Gongora.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday

Friday (Viernes) February 24, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event when we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, CentroFestival of the Golden Age
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: Festival of the Golden Age
This is a performance by the the Umbral Contemporary Dance Company, under the direction of Cristobal Ocaña.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free


Saturday (Sabado) February 25, 2012

Yucatan Living Dance: Compania Danza Clasica de Yucatan
This dance company is the equal of any in the world. They are under the direction of Victor Salas.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box OfficeTango

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Big Musicals: Tango
(1998, U.S.) Stars Miguel Angel Sola, Cecilia Narova and Mia Maestro. Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar 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 Urban Agriculture Workshop
Dates: February 25 – 26, 2012

This is a workshop that is being promoted by Yaax Centro Verde. Even if you do not speak Spanish, we recommend watching Yaax: Hacia la Ciudad Huerto  to see more of what these talented urban farmers are creating in Yucatan.
Location: Centro YA’AX calle 42A x 35 Las Margaritas de Cholul (Plaza Altabrisa, Merida)
Time: For more Information: e-mail centroyaax [at] gmail [dot] com or just stop by. You can also visit Yaax Centro Verde on Facebook.


Sunday (Domingo) February 26, 2012Singing in the Rain

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Big Musicals: Singing in the Rain
(1952) Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and DebbieReynolds – plus Cyd Charisse and a very young Rita Moreno. This classic romantic comedy is one of the best musicals of all time.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Hotel Yakunah: Watch the Daytona 500
This is shaping up to quite a party, so do plan to be there!
Location: Hotel Yakunah, Calle 21 # 64 x 48 y 50, Progreso, Yucatan
Time: 1:00 PM
Admission: None listed

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Rhythms of Life
Explore the powerful rhythms of the Sun and Moon, and their influence on the lives of plants and animals.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Committee for the Love of Dance
This performance is a duet by Giselle Amaral and Flor Azcuaga.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $120 pesos


Monday February 27, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for ongoing events Here.


Coming Soon

Yucatan Living The Return Of The LEGENDARY Yucatones!! Yucatones are Back for One Day!
It’s been a year since D-Tone (Dan Prescher) left G-Tone (Gary DeRose) holding the bag and moved lock, stock and six string to Ecuador. But he’s coming back for a week, and that can mean only one thing….
THE YUCATONES ARE BACK! One night only. Mark your calendars. THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST, 9PM, under the stars and up on the roof of the beautiful HOTEL ROSAS Y XOCOLATE on the Paseo de Montejo. You don’t want to miss "The Night Of 1000 Mistakes" (they haven’t played together in a looong time). So bring your friends, bring your enemies, bring the whole dang family to hear the boys butcher all your old favorites. Gourmet Food, Beer, Wine & Cocktails and NO COVER. Be there or what! (as always, no laser pointers or air horns, and children under 12 must wear a helmet)

Location: Hotel Rosas and Xocolate, Montejo x 41

Time: 9:00 PM Thursday

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Puerto Morelos Wine Tasting: Friday February 17 and Friday March 2
The first event is Understanding Argentinian Wine, and the second one is Understanding Mexican Wine.
Admission: $400 pesos
Booking and Information: email New Location Slow Food Marketinfo [at] casacaribepuertomorelos [dot] com

Yucatan Living Slow Food Market Opens at New Location: Saturday  March 3, 2011
Products Available: Organic produce, organic eggs, organic coffee, miscelaneous organic goods, cut flowers and potted plants, artisanal cheeses, ethnic foods homemade baked goods, homade pasta, sauses, dips, preserves, marmalades, organic honey, organic meats and much more.
Location: Avendia Reforma (Calle 72) x Colon, Centro Comercial Colon
Time: 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM (every Saturday)

Yucatan Living Merida’s First Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Love Kills
It is a dark and sinister evening in Mérida, and a group of travelers have found themselves drawn together in a strange and mysterious hotel. Suddenly, there is a scream! Murder! Without warning, our travelers find themselves in the middle of a Murder Mystery. The mayhem escalates when our brilliant Inspector Gustavo (Gary DeRose) is called to task to solve the murder. All murder suspects must be detained and questioned. And it is up to YOU the audience, to help Inspector Gustavo find our killer and bring him (or her) to justice! 
This light-hearted comedy is a Whodunit Mérida-style! “Murder in Mérida: Love Kills” is an interactive performance following the traditional structure of the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre – introduce the characters, kill one of them, then figure out who did it. During each break between acts, a different course of the meal is served and characters mingle with the audience helping to make sense of the clues provided. Inspector Gustavo and the rest of the cast will have you in stitches as you figure out “Whodunit”! For an evening of fun, mischief and laughs, you won’t want to miss “Murder in Mérida: Love Kills”. Merida Mystery Dinner Theater
Tickets On Sale Now:available through Hennessy’s Irish Pub 999-923-8993
Ticket price: $375 pesos includes three –course dinner and show.(alcoholic beverages billed separately)
Show dates:
Sunday March 4: 2:00 PM matinee
Monday, March 5: 7:30 PM 
Tuesday, March 6: 7:30 PM 
Wednesday, March 7: 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 8: 7:30 PM
Seating ½ hour before show. Please come early.  Proceeds from the show go to help two not-for-profits AMANC and Evolución A.C.

Yucatan Living Air Supply at Hacienda Chichi Suarez: Wednesday  March 7, 2012Air Supply in Merida
This will be Air Supply’s 35th Anniversary Concert tour, and not the first time they have come to Merida. They actually have quite a large following here and it promises to be a high-energy concert. Plus, it’s out at a hacienda… a lovely venue for a concert.
Location: Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Calle 35 x 14 s/n Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Yucatan
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: VIP $1,200 Gold: $1,000, Silver: $800, General $600 pesos. Tickets on sale in the offices of More Music, located in the Banorte Tower, Paseo de Montejo # 310, 2nd floor.

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Irish Dinner: March 17, 2012
This is the last Hotel Zamna event until October, so they are pulling out all of the stops. There will be a four course Irish dinner, topped off by Irish coffees. Riverdance experts welcome. Tim will be leading. Plus, the St. Patrick’s Prize Quiz has a value of $1,000 pesos! (no clues and no half points for tryers).
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: 7:30 PM, Dinner served at 8:00 PM
Admission: $135 pesos per person, limited to 36 guests. Tickets are available at the reservations desk.

Yucatan Living International Women’s Day Event: March 8 – 10, 2012International Women's Day
This event has been organized by We Move Forward, an organization dedicated to helping women reach their full potential. Please visit the website of We Move Forwardfor more information.
Location: Isla Mujeres
Time: TBA
Admission: $645 USD until Nov 30, $695 USD thereafter. Includes membership in WMF. Group rates are available. Reservations are now being taken.

Yucatan Living 2012 Whale Shark Festival: June 15 – 17, 2012
Swim with Whale Sharks and help support environmental education at the same time. Ceviche Tours is donating its entire Whale Shark Festival profit to Amigos del Isla Contoy, a 501c3 non-profit that then provides support for the education of the local population on sustainable marine conservation and ecotourism. There can sometimes be as many as 200 whale sharks feeding near Isla Mujeres, so don’t miss your chance to see them.
Location: Isla Mujeres
More Information: Ceviche Tours

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