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Merida Events: Carnival at Xmatkuil!

This Week… starting February 24, 2014

Yucatan Living There are Carnival celebrations being held in all of Yucatan’s 106 Municipalities this week. There is not a lot happening anywhere in Yucatan early in the week because everyone is getting ready for Carnival which will begin on February 26. Later in the week, everyone will be out at the X’Matquil Fairgrounds for the parades. The following is the list of parades for Merida.

Merida Carnival 2014

Yucatan Living Merida Carnival 2014: February 26 through March 05
Quema del Mal humor: Outside the Municipal Palace (Calle 62 x 63), 8:00 PM Wednesday
Pre-School Parade: From the Municipal Palace (Calle 62 x 63) to Parque Santa Lucia (Calle 60 x 55), 4:00 PM Thursday
Carnval: Corso Parade: Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 7:00 PM
Carnaval: Fantasy Parade Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 7:00 PM
Carnaval: Bachata Parade Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 12:00 PM
Carnaval: Regional Parade Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 7:00 PM
Carnaval: Battle of the Flowers Parade Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 12:00 PM
Burial of Juan Carnaval Outside the Municipal Palace (Calle 62 x 63), 8:00 PM

Ongoing Exhibits in Valladolid

Yucatan Living Exhibit: Photos by Francisco Hernandez Until February 20
Francisco Hernandez, a Mexican born U.S. citizen and director of the Valladolid English Library, graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Development Studies from Iowa State University. Francisco has had the privilege of working for and on behalf of minority and marginalized populations in Mexico, U.S.A., El Salvador, Haiti and Jordan. He enjoys international travel and has visited parts of India, Cambodia, Thailand, and Europe. All photos in this exhibition are for sale.
Location: : CONATO Restaurant, Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico
Time: All Day during restaurant hours
Admission: Free

Ongoing Exhibits in Merida

Yucatan Living Exhibition by Vicente Razo: December 7 – February 28
This is an exhibition brought to Merida by the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City. This artist includes rewritten or transported texts from the Palacio Nacional murals and texts by a number of well known writers.
Location: Galeria Manolo Rivero/Muro 51, Calle 51 x 60, Centro (Santa Lucia)
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Historical Photographs of Marcelo Cervantes
From February 7 to March 9.
Location: Galeria Callejon de Congreso del Teatro Peon Contreras (next to the theatre, on the walk street)
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

In The City

Monday (Lunes) February 24

Yucatan Living Lizard Joe’s: SkyMed Medical Insurance Information
Instead of our Tex-Mex Monday offerings of Enchiladas, Hard Shell Tacos and Quesdillas ….. Lizard Joes will host SkyMed who will be presenting their medical insurance offering to expat community. We will be serving free appetizers and a free drink provided by SkyMed.
Locations: Lizard Joe’s in Chelem
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free. : Lizard Joe’s, in Chelem, will be closed for remodeling during March 2014.

Tuesday (Martes) February 25, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Lecumberri
(Mexico, 1976). Director: Arturo Ripstein. This is a documentary about incidents that took place during the Presidency of Luis Echeverria. After it was shown at a film festival in Acapulco, the film was banned. The topic concerns the escape of several prisoners, one of whom was supposed to have been involved in the murders of several Mexican heroes early in the 20th century. If you speak Spanish, this is an excellent film.
Location: Centro Cultural José Marti, Calle 20 x Av. Colón
Time:8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Principes
This trio is one of a group of trios that are dedicated to keeping classic trova fresh and alive in Yucatan.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time:8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) February 26, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Los Herederos
This is an eloquent portrait of the lives and daily struggle for survival of rural communities in today Mexico. While the children may have inherited tools and techniques from their ancestors, they have also inherited their day to day hardship. Generations pass, but child workers remain captive in a seemingly endless cycle of inherited poverty.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Music: From Mexico to Havana
Director: Carlos Tello. Merida and Havana have always had a very close and heart-felt relationship. The two never miss an opportunity to share their cultures.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Col. Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $50 pesos

Carnaval Merida 2014

Yucatan Living Carnaval: Quema del mal Humor
Dance with this cumbia group.
Location: Plaza Municipal, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Ciclo
(Mexico 2013) In 1956 brothers Arturo and Gustavo Martinez made a bicycle trip from Mexico City to Toronto, in Canada. They were the first to accomplish this feat, and it changed their lives forever.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) February 27, 2014

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: La Vida de Adele
(France 2013) Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert
herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: All is Lost
(2013 USA) After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
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 Concert: Andrea Vazquez Live
We hope everyone takes the time to see this performance and enjoy the atmosphere in this wonderful venue. These are the stars of tomorrow and every performance is special.
Location: K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64 Col. Centro
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Salsa Music from Mexico to HavanaYucatan Living Music: From Mexico to Havana
Director: Carlos Tello. Merida and Havana have always had a very close and heart-felt relationship. The two never miss an opportunity to share their cultures.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Col. Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $50 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: The Spectacular Now
(2013 USA) A hard-partying high school senior’s philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical “nice girl.”
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: Volver a Nadia
(Span 2011) This Spanish documentary follows an Afghan girl damaged in a bomb blast. After recovering from her wounds and returning home, the Taliban have taken over and she is forced to pretend she is a boy in order to work to support her family. 52 minutes in Spanish.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) February 28, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Troll
(2005 Spain ) Movie about Troll, a drug addict leaving on the streets.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Short Term 12
(2013 USA) A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
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 Lecture: Alternative Programming for a Comprehensive Human Development of Yucatan, A.C.
This lecture is part of the 2014 Valladolid Lecture Series. Alter-Int’s office is located in Valladolid. The agency has 17 staff members and they all work in conjunction to develop, coordinate and run the programs across many of the rural areas in the state, including Valladolid. Last year, Alter-Int reached approximately 3,000 people who, the large majority of them, lived in rural and disenfranchised Maya communities. They help with everything from HIV education to organizing a new business incubator. They are especially focused on women and children’s financial and health needs.
Locations: In the Palapa at Casa Hamaca, Colonia San Juan, Calle 49 #202-A x 40
Valladolid, Yucatan, 97780, México, Phone: +52-985-100-4270
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: $50 peso donation to the Valladolid English Library, all of which will be turned over to Alter-Int to help support its many programs.

Carnaval Merida 2014Yucatan Living Carnaval: Corso Parade
After the parade, enjoy Yuri in Concert.
Location: Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free, chairs are $30pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Marley
(USA, 2012) A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Don Jon
(USA 2013) A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Peninsula TreesSaturday (Sabado) March 01, 2014

Yucatan Living Talk: Yucatan Peninsula Trees
Come listen to Biologist Jorge Trejo talk about the 20 different species of palms found in the peninsula.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $70 pesos, $35 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Experimental Eskimos
In the early 1960s the Canadian government conducted an experiment in social engineering. Three young Inuit boys were separated from their families in the Arctic and were sent to Ottawa
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
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 Carnaval: Fantasy Parade
Location: > Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free, chairs are $30pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: La Vida de Adele
(France 2013) Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Location:LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
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) March 02, 2014

Yucatan Living Documentary about nature
Location: Museo de Historia Natural, Calle 59 x Av. Itzaes
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Carnaval: Bachata Parade
Location: Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free, chairs are $30pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
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 Movie: TBD
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) March 03

Yucatan Living Carnaval: Regional Parade
Location: Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free, chairs are $30pesos

 

p>Tuesday (Martes) March 04

Yucatan Living Carnaval: Battle of the Flowers Parade
Location: Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil
Time: 12:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free, chairs are $30pesos

 

Coming Soon

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014

Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra – March Schedule
Program 7: Friday, March 21 & Sunday, March 23
Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Director, Mimi Stillman, Flutist
Music for the evening includes: Concert for Flute, by Jacques Ibert
Fantasy on the Themes of Carmer, by Georges Bizet
Symphony No. 4, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Program 8: Friday, March 28 & Sunday, March 30
Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Director; Shari Mason, Violín
Music for the evening includes: Overture “Così fan tutte”, K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concert for violín, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Symphony No. 1, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
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 Merida Carnival 2014: February 26 through March 05
Burial of Juan Carnaval Outside the Municipal Palace (Calle 62 x 63), 8:00 PM

Yucatan Living Dance Benefit for educaTEYucatan, A.C. Wednesday, March 5Dance to Benefit School Programs in Yucatan Mexico
Dancer and choreographer, Tatiana Zuga will perform Arbolada as a benefit for A.C. educaTEYucatan, a Non Profit Association founded in 2010 with the goal of helping children and young people in Cholul with resources and tools so that they can reach their potential. Currently 47 students have sponsors. Sponsors’ donations pay for school fees, enrollment costs, school supplies, uniforms, and shoes. Additionally 25 primary school students receive a nutritious breakfast every school day. In our office in Cholul, students have access to computers to assist with their school work. Regular tutorials, English classes, and psychological services are also offered to students. Sponsors and volunteers are major resources for our programs, but they cannot cover all of our expenses. With this benefit concert, we hope to raise funds in order to maintain our current services and expand our impact on children’s lives. New projects include recycling, reforestation, and sports. Immediately following the dance performance Arbolada, La Tratto Santa Lucia is offering a complimentary drink to all attendees.
Locations: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Tickets are $250.00 and are on sale at the following locations: Yamamoto Coffee (Calle 60 X 41 y 43 Centro), the Merida English Library (#524 Calle 53 X 66 y 68 Centro), Cafe Latte (Calle 18 #96C X 21 y 21A Itzimna), Fuera de Centro (Calle 21 #938 X 14 y 18 Itzimna), Hennessy’s Irish Pub (Paseo Montejo #486A X 41 y 43 Centro), Takto Katrin Schikora (Calle 24 # 96 X 15 y Laureles Cholul), or through Barbara Harris (barbarajoanharris [at] gmail [dot] com).

Art Opening at Galeria In LakeechYucatan Living Opening of the Exhibition: Bajo La Superficie March 14
You are cordially invited to attend the opening of Barbara McClatchie’s new exhibition. This invitation is extended by La Secretaria de Cultura de Yucatan, La Direccion de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Merida, El Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia and la Galeria In La ‘Kech.
Location: Calle 59 s/n entre 58 y 60, Col. Centro. Located between la Sagrada Familia and El Congreso del Estado
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Grand Opening: Progreso’s Humane Society Clinic – March 16
The opening of this state-of-the-art clinic has been a long time in coming. On this day, a brand new clinic will belong to the people of Progreso, fully equipped and debt free. To make this day all the sweeter, the opening is set for Kitty’s Birthday! It has been more than a few years since those first meetings at Natasha’s, but the end is in sight and that makes it worth every struggle along the way.
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingMerida Music Festival – March 29, 2014
Location: Hacienda Dzibikak
Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Tickets are available at Hennessy’s Irish Pub in Paseo Montejo and La Bierhaus in Colonia México. Normal price: $250 pesos, Presale price: $200 pesos, VIP ticket: $1000 pesos – Food and drinks included in special viewing area, and Children under 12: FREE
Sell Your Wares: Stands prices are as follows: Arts and crafts – MX$1,000, Non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, etc), desserts (ice creams etc) – $2,000, Hot food (burgers, hot dogs, etc) and alcoholic drinks – $3,000. Stands are limited and will be taken on a first come first serve basis so that no two are alike (i.e. only 1 burger stand, etc.)
More Information: Merida Music Festival website. The email is info [at] haciendadzibikak [dot] com and the phone numbers are: 988-933-0006 or 999-245-7562. Or talk to Sean Hennessy at Hennessy’s.

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
March 8, ANNA BOLENA by Donizetti,
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: Facebook: operayucatan, Twiter: @operayucatan, Website: operayucatan.org

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