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Merida Events: Classical Beatles, Maya Classes


This week…
English, Mayan and Spanish Classes
UNAM is going to host classes in 4 levels of English, Mayan and Spanish for foreigners beginning August 2 and Sept. 16, but there are placement tests that applicants must take in order be certain of being in the right class. These are real university classes that one can use to go all the way to certification in TESL. Placement testing begins on June 12, so call early to find out where you fit and which test you should be taking. The cost of testing is $150 MXP and the cost of the course is $1,400 MXP.
Contact: Lic. Elias Granillo R., Calle 60 # 469 x 53 y 55.
Phone: 924-9780.
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Thursday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Monday (Lunes) June 9, 2008

Yucatan Living Yoga Class
This lovely colonial home in the Centro has regular yoga classes, as well as a small giftshop and a garden for deep breathing after class.
Location: Calle 68 #470A x 55 y 57, Centro
Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. Wednesday and Friday, Noon to 1:30 PM with Claudia Guerrero. Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 PM to 9 PM with Joan Sibila Burckle. Monday
Admission: $75 pesos per class or $560 for 8 classes

Yucatan Living Advanced Yoga Class – Garcia Gineres
Claudia Guerrero teaches yoga class to students who want to deepen their practice. She has studied in Italy and Mexico City and is a student of Vijana yoga and Orit Sen-Gupta in Israel.
Location: Calle 11 # 206 x 24 y 26 in Garcia Gineres
Time: 8 AM to 10 AM Monday
Admission: Call 920 5361 for information

Yucatan Living Conversaciones con Amigos (Conversations with Friends)
Practice Spanish or English with friends. Membership not necessary. The library really needs English-speaking participants, as word is getting out that this is a great place to learn English. It also happens to be a great place to learn Spanish, too, and to make some friends outside of the expat community. Come and participate!
Location
: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68.
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Small Donation

Yucatan Living Vaqueria Folkloric Ballet
The signature dance of Yucatan, featuring the Jaranera Orchestra and the City Folkloric Ballet & Trova Yucateca.
Location: Ground floor of the Ayuntamiento in the Plaza Grande (the building with the clock). C 62 by 63
Time: All Mondays 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 10, 2008

Yucatan Living Yoga Class
This lovely colonial home in the Centro has regular yoga classes, as well as a small giftshop and a garden for deep breathing after class.
Location: Calle 68 #470A x 55 y 57, Centro
Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. Wednesday and Friday, Noon to 1:30 PM with Claudia Guerrero. Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 PM to 9 PM with Joan Sibila Burckle. Tuesday
Admission: $75 pesos per class or $560 for 8 classes

Yucatan Living Yoga Class – Garcia Gineres
Claudia Guerrero teaches yoga class to beginning and intermediate students who want to deepen their practice. She has studied in Italy and Mexico City and is a student of Vijana yoga and Orit Sen-Gupta in Israel.
Location: Calle 11 # 206 x 24 y 26 in Garcia Gineres
Time: 7:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Call 920 5361 for information

Yucatan Living Presentation Piece of the Month: Nachi Cocom
If you are at all interested in the fascinating history of Merida and the Yucatan, please try to be in attendance for this event. Nachi Cocom was the last reigning Mayan king and has often been alluded to as an ancestor of the Carrillo Puerto family, which includes Don Orlando Vega Carrillo, who is not only Curator of the Museum of the City, but also Director of Museums in the Artistic section of the Cultural Department of the Merida. Nachi Cocom and Fr. Diego Landa, oddly enough, became (however adversarial) friends. Nachi Cocom was a handsome man and we can hardly wait to see what this presentation piece will be. For a preview of Nachi Cocom, click here.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida C. 56 x 65
Time: 10:00 AM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Remembrance Musicals
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. Trio music in Merida
Location: Parque de Santiago, Calle 72 at Calle 59
Time: Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Inspiracion
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 x 60
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miércoles) June 11, 2008

Yucatan Living Advanced Yoga Class – Garcia Gineres
Claudia Guerrero teaches yoga class to students who want to deepen their practice. She has studied in Italy and Mexico City and is a student of Vijana yoga and Orit Sen-Gupta in Israel.
Location: Calle 11 # 206 x 24 y 26 in Garcia Gineres
Time: 8 AM to 10 AM Wednesday
Admission: Call 920 5361 for information

Yucatan Living Yoga Class
This lovely colonial home in the Centro has regular yoga classes, as well as a small giftshop and a garden for deep breathing after class.
Location: Calle 68 #470A x 55 y 57, Centro
Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. Wednesday and Friday, Noon to 1:30 PM with Dance Classes in yucatanClaudia Guerrero. Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 PM to 9 PM with Joan Sibila Burckle. Wednesday
Admission: $75 pesos per class or $560 for 8 classes

Yucatan Living End of Course Performance: Danzando (Dancing)
A recital by the students of dance classes in the local community centers. Dance is very big in Merida and this performance will likely feature some very good dancing.
Location: Dr. Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 at 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jazz Night at Mercer Cigars
Mercer Cigars is now opening its bar for Jazz every Wednesday night. Enjoy cool live jazz in Merida’s ultimate hip lounge setting.
Location: Prolongacion Montejo 85-3, 15 y 17, Colonia Mexico (next to La Parilla)
Time: Jam starts at 8 PM Wednesday
Phone: 944-3647

Yucatan LivingThe Fenix Quartet covers The Beatles
The Fenix Quartet is going to play a tribute to the Beatles tonight and again on the 25th. Now, this isn’t just any quartet. How about this for talent? Tim Myall and Elizabeth Arnott (violins), Rafael Gold (viola) and Adrian Carillo (cello). If those names sound familiar, its because they are! These are all members of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan! Needless to say, this is our pick of the night!
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 # 465 x 55 y 53
Time: 9:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 MXP (great snacks and a brand new liquor license!)

Thursday (Jueves) June 12, 2008

Yucatan Living Yoga Class
This lovely colonial home in the Centro has regular yoga classes, as well as a small giftshop and a garden for deep breathing after class.
Location: Calle 68 #470A x 55 y 57, Centro
Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. Wednesday and Friday, Noon to 1:30 PM with Claudia Guerrero. Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 PM to 9 PM with Joan Sibila Burckle.
Admission: $75 pesos per class or $560 for 8 classes

Yucatan Living Yoga Class – Garcia Gineres
Claudia Guerrero teaches yoga class to beginning and intermediate students. She has studied in Italy and Mexico City and is a student of Vijana yoga and Orit Sen-Gupta in Israel.
Location: Calle 11 # 206 x 24 y 26 in Garcia Gineres
Time: 7:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Call 920 5361 for information

Yucatan Living To Remember is to Live
This is a dance that begins early and ends at a reasonable hour. Music is provided by the Jaranara Orchestra with their signature Big Band sound.
Location: Parque Zoológico del Centenario (The Zoo), Calle 59 at Avenida Itzaes
Time: 4:00 PM ThursdayMerida's Choir
Admission: free

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Coro de la Ciudad Presents Canta America
The Choir of the City Presents ‘Sing America’.
Location: Dr. Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 at 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living AA Meeting in English
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema Double Feature
First Feature: The Magnificent Ambersons (U.S., 1942) Directed by Orson Welles and starring Joseph Cotton, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Morehead, and Orson Welles. The spoiled young heir to the crumbling Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.
Second Feature: Oriana (Venezuela, 1985) Directed by Fina Torres. A young girl goes to prepare an inherited hacienda for sale and discovers the secrets of her reclusive, deceased aunt – as well as some secrets about her own life.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at 62
Time: First Feature: 6:00 PM, Second Feature: 8:00 PM, Thursday

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Meridayucatones in merida
The LEGENDARY Yucatones have moved! No, not to another city (you couldn’t get that lucky) but to a new night! Tuesday wasn’t big enough to hold them, so the boys have moved to Thursdays all this month. Mosey on down to Jazzin’ Merida to catch the best in American, British and Canadian Rock, Roots, Country and Swing to be found anywhere south of the border. Give yourself an evening of true musical Yin and the Yang… start out with traditional Mexican music at the Serenade in Santa Lucia, and then stroll the two blocks to Jazzin’ Merida for the Yucatone’s special brand of Gringo rockin’, good drinks and the best Pastrami sandwich this side of Cantor’s Deli.
Our pick for Thursday night!
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: The doors open at 8pm and Dan and Gary get started around 9:30 Thursday
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Yucatan Serenade of Santa Lucia
This is the defining serenade of Merida and has been performed every Thursday night for over 40 years. Parque Santa Lucia is the center of Merida’s romantic heart – and has the alter to prove it. If you are a visitor, make sure to get to this particular serenade. It is well worth being part of your first memory of Merida.
Location: Parque de Santa Lucia, Calle 60 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Poker Night at Mercer CigarsPoker Night at Mercer Cigars
Thursday night is poker night at Mercer Cigars. Everyone who participates gets a free Cuban cigar. Complimentary refreshments will be served, and beer, wine, food and cigars are available. Call for more information or to reserve your spot!
Location: Prolongacion Montejo 85-3, 15 y 17, Colonia Mexico (next to La Parilla)
Time: 8:30 P.M. Thursday
Phone: 944-364

Friday (Viernes) June 13, 2008

Yucatan Living Yoga Class
This lovely colonial home in the Centro has regular yoga classes, as well as a small giftshop and a garden for deep breathing after class.
Location: Calle 68 #470A x 55 y 57, Centro
Time: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. Wednesday and Friday, Noon to 1:30 PM with Claudia Guerrero. Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 PM to 9 PM with Joan Sibila Burckle.
Admission: $75 pesos per class or $560 for 8 classesYucatan Symphony Orchestra in Merida

Yucatan Living The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: La Flauta Magica. (The Magic Flute)
This performance is a tribute to Carlos Tello. Guest Director will be Roberto Tello Martinez, with featuring violinist Gocha Skhirtladze and Nikolay Dimitrov featured on viola. The Magic Flute is, of course, one of Mozart’s most famous operas.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 at 57
Time: Friday: 9:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM
Admission: $100, $80, $60, & $40 MXP

Yucatan Living Classic Mexican Movie: La Mujer del Puerto (Woman of the Port) (1933)
This movie has tons of twists and turns, and is said to be the first Mexican movie that earned its designation as a "great" movie. That alone makes it worth seeing. The story about a woman becoming a prostitute after losing her father and discovering her novio (boyfriend) with another woman should make it mildly interesting too.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo C. 62 by 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Rue Santa Fe (Santa Fe Street)
October 5, 1974: In the suburbs of Santiago, pregnant Carmen is badly injured and her partner Miguel, head of the resistance against Pinochet’s dictatorship, is killed in combat. So begins a journey into the memories of the defeated…
Location: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos.

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida
Tonite’s music is courtesy of Radio Swap, a band formed by local music students. The music is Reggae and Calypso…fun!
Location: Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 8 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM Friday
Phone: 924-5628

Saturday (Sabado) June 14, 2008Children's Story Hour at MEL in Merida

Yucatan Living Children’s Story Hour
MEL is always in need of additional volunteers for the Children’s Story Hour on Saturday mornings. A time for reading children’s books in English and Spanish.
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68
Time: 10:00 AM Every Saturday morning
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater: Telefono Descompuesto (Telephone Game)
Under the Direction of Nancy Roche
Location: Dr. Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 at 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $50 MXP

Yucatan Living Noche Mexicana (Mexican Night)
Each Saturday night, there is a performance on an outdoor stage here, often from a musical or dance group from another part of Mexico. Chairs are set up for the audience, but there is often standing room only. Booths selling food and handcrafts are set up in the park. The purpose of this performance is to bring all of Mexico to Merida and to our tourists from all over the world.
Location: Beginning of Paseo Montejo, Calle 56 A between 47 and 49
Time:
8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:
FreeCamille starring Greta Garbo in Merida

Yucatan Living Movie: Camille
(U.S., 1936) Fabulous classic film directed by George Cukor and starring Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, and Lionel Barrymore. What a great movie for a Saturday afternoon!!
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo C. 62 by 61
Time: 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living En El Corazón de Mérida (In the Heart of Merida)
Live music, including jazz, salsa and trova, held on various stages around the Plaza Grande. Many of the streets leading to the Plaza are closed to all but foot traffic, and the restaurants and bars put their chairs and tables outside in the streets. This is a night designed for that Saturday night date, but they’ve got all of the shops open for business too.
Location: Plaza Grande, Calle 61 at Calle 60
Time: Saturday nights, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida
Tonite’s performance is by GALERA.
Location: Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 8 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM Saturday
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Movie: Control Room
Control Room is a 2004 documentary film about Al Jazeera and its relations with the US Central Command (CENTCOM), as well as the other news organizations that covered the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It was made by Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim.
Location: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Sunday (Domingo) Jun 15, 2008

Yucatan Living A Play Date for DogsDog Park in Merida
The popular play date for dogs is getting very popular! Last week, we had ELEVEN dogs all getting to know each other (we call that ‘socializing’ and it’s very important for dogs… ) Come and join Zoe, Pepper, URL, Mali, Ms. Kitty, Champ, Popcorn, China, Manny, Buddy, and more… and of course, bring your four-legged and most loyal friend. We know it’s hard to get up early on Sunday, but once you see those puppies playing, you’ll decide it’s all worth it. Its hot outside, and we have some shade, but don’t forget to bring water for you and for your dog.
Location: Calle 75 #507 between 62 and 64 (behind a big metal door, that now has a sign…knock!)
Time: 7:30 AM Sunday
Admission: Free for now. We’re going to discuss a future dog park!

Yucatan Living The Bici-Ruta
Bicycle Route on Sundays in MeridaThe Bici-Ruta begins early, at 8:00 AM, though we see them setting up as early as 7:00 am, and ends at noon. The route usually begins in Ermita, but there is construction there right now, so we’re guessing it starts in San Juan, passes through the Centro up Calle 60 and then travels down Paseo de Montejo, to include Fiesta Americana. If you want to play chess, go to the sidewalk outside the Museum of Anthropology on Paseo de Montejo at 9 am and pick up a game! There is a complete listing of activities, including sports, music, and craft events on the Bici-Ruta website.
Location: Begins at Parque de la Ermita, through the Plaza Grande and Ends at the glorieta on Prolongacion Paseo Montejo (by Burger King).
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mérida en Domingo
Sunday downtown is a spectacular tradition in Mérida. Start at the center of town, where booths are set up all around the Plaza Grande. Inside the plaza, you can find huipiles, guayaberas, honey, dolls, bags, tee-shirts… and everything is made for sale by the local people of the Yucatan. The outer ring of booths are selling food: marquesitas, tacos, cochinita, ice cream (try the coconut), fruit, drinks, etc. If the crowd starts to get to you, wander up Calle 60 to Santa Lucia Park (at Calle 55), where you can also find antiques, old books and other curiosities. At that lovely park, there is also live music, lots of dancing, and great food.
Location: In the Centro Historico: Plaza Grande, Parque Santa Lucia (Calle 60 x 55) and MACAY Museum (Calle 60 between 61 and 63)
Time: 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free, of course…

Yucatan Living Sunday Art on Paseo de Montejo
Every Sunday there are artists displaying and selling their fine art along Paseo Montejo. There are usually 20 or more artists showing their paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and more. This is your chance to meet the artists, see what’s new and maybe pick up something great for those big empty walls in your new renovated home in Merida or that house by the beach.
Location: Paseo de Montejo in front of VIPS (on the southeast corner of Avenida Colon, across from WalMart)
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Artesanias Creativas: Art in Stone from Oxkutzcab
Joan Ferrell opens her house to the Paz brothers from Oxkutzcab. They will be talking about their creative methodology and exhibiting their large collection of painted stones, most of which are for sale. For more information, read this article about the event and the impetus behind it.
Location: Calle 55 #561D x 72 y 74
Time: 10 AM to 6 PM Sunday
Questions? Call Joan Farrell at 924-5257
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Sunday at the MACAY
There is a musical concert in the garden at the MACAY Museum, just off the Paseo de la Revolución next to the main cathedral. If the Merida en Domingo crowd starts to get to you, go to the museum (entrance is free). Sit around the fountain or walk through the galleries and listen to the live music.
Location: In the Garden at the MACAY (next to the Cathedral)
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Natural History Documentary:
Dino Planet: The Smaller Hunter Wins
Sometimes, bigger animals are not as aggressive as smaller animals. This time, Rex meets his match. 
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, just past Avendia Itzaes
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free


Yucatan Living The Summer Solstice and the Change in Constellations in the Sky
Come learn about the Summer Solstice and what happens in the sky this time of year.
Location: Arcadio Proveda Ricalde in the Planetarium, Calle 62 at 61 Inside the Olimpo
Time: 10:00 AM Sunday. Remember to be early for all events at the Planetarium, as no one will be seated late – and bring a sweater. It is very cool inside the building.Merida Super Cross
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Merida Super Cross Championship Racing
This is going to be an exciting Motocross competition held on two Sundays this month. It is an event that we don’t often see in our area and it might be fun to go out and support our local riders.
Dates: Sunday June 15 and Sunday June 29
Location: Road to Dzitya by Fracc. Las Americas on Periferico. Take the road to Progreso and make a left to Dzitya.
Time: 12:00 PM
For more information: call: cel 9991 54 86 44

Other Events in June

International Women’s Club Breakfast
Each month, the IWC holds a non-host breakfast that is open to both members and to potential members. You can read about the IWC here and check their calendar for dates, times, and locations here.

Cycling Returns to Yucatan
There will be a cycling marathon from the 26th through the 29th of June. The trips, categories, entrance fees, and prizes are all listed here. If you don’t ride, come on out anyway and cheer the riders on. There are events for the little ones, and even for the elderly.
Dates: June 26, 27, 28, 29
Location: See website  
Time: These rides begin very early in the morning.
Admission: Admission fees depend upon your category. See website for details.

Baseball Home Games in June
For the Los Leones de Yucatan’s full schedule, visit their calendar.
Regular prices: $150, $90, $50, $15 MXP; Lower prices: $90, $54, $30, $10 MXP
Location: Parque de Beisbol Kukulcan (Kukulcan Baseball Park)
6/10: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Sultanes de Monterrey (8:00 PM, regular price)
6/11: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Sultanes de Monterrey (8:00 PM, regular price)
6/12: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Sultanes de Monterrey (8:00 PM, regular price)
6/13: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Tecolotes de Larado (8:00 PM, lower price)
6/14: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Tecolotes de Larado (6:00 PM, lower price)
6/15: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Tecolotes de Larado (6:00 PM, lower price)
6/24: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Petroleros de Minitatlan (8:00 PM, lower price)
6/25: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Petroleros de Minitatlan (8:00 PM, lower price)
6/26: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Petroleros de Minitatlan (8:00 PM, lower price)
6/27: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz (8:00 PM, regular price)
6/28: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz (6:00 PM, regular price)
6/29: Los Leones de Yucatan vs Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz (6:00 PM, regular price)

 


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  1. Thank you for keeping us informed of the happenings in Merida…. you guys ROCK!!

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