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Merida Events: Concert at the Catedral

This Week… starting August 25, 2014

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) August 25, 2014

Yucatan Living School Begins Today

Ligia Camara Music SchoolYucatan Living Ligia Camara School of Music Opens Today!
Yucatan lost this jazz, blues and trova icon not long ago, but she will forever be part of the musical heart of the people of the entire state and far beyond. This school is going to be wonderful, especially with the quality of the teaching staff. Can you imagine being taught by the likes of Fernando Leal, Aaron Cu Fernandez or Edwin Schirp Magana? If you are interested in classes, do stop by what is soon to become one of the best music schools in all of Latin America! Disciplines initially taught at the Ligia Camara School of Music include acoustic and electric piano, classical and trova guitar, and all levels of classical violin.
Address: Calle 61 # 614 entre 78 x 80, Col. Centro
Registration: Free for children (age 7 and older) and for adults of any age.
Cost Per Class: $100 pesos per class, with two classes required per week.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 

Tuesday (Martes) August 26, 2014

Movie Forum in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Elite Squad
(Brazil 2007). Director: Jose Padilha. Starring Wagner Moura, Caio Junqueira, André Ramiro, Fernanda Machado y Milhem Cortaz. 1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de Las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Dueto Zazil Kay
It has been a while since we have seen Dueto Zazil Kay, so this performance should be an extra special treat.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) August 27, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Cumbres
(Mexico 2013) Due to a tragedy, two sisters abruptly flee from their hometown. Miwi, the younger one, with no clear idea of what happened, drives untiringly to save her sister Juliana, implicating her in the misadventure. Their journey creates a bittersweet relationship marked by pain, guilt and love. In Spanish.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Clash of the Titans
(United Kingdom 1981). Director: Desmond Davis. Starring Ursula Andress, Claire Bloom, Laurence Olivier and Burgess Meredith. This is a film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Japanese Horror Film: Imprint (Masters of Horror)
(Japan 2006). Director: Takashi Milke. This is the 13th episode of a Japanese television series. Christopher (Billy Drago), a Victorian era American journalist, is traveling through Japan looking for Komomo (Itô), a lost girlfriend whom he had promised to rescue from prostitution and bring to America. Landing on an island populated solely by whores and their masters, he is solicited by a syphilitic tout (Yamada). He claims no knowledge of Komomo, but Christopher has to spend the night, requesting the company of a girl (Youki Kudoh) lurking back in the shadows, who joins him in his room. Disfigured and disturbed, the girl claims a closer connection with the dead than the living.
Location: National Cinematheque Barbachano Manuel Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Music: The Standards of My Land
This performance is under the direction of Carlos Rodriguez. It features traditional compositions from Yucatan with a modern jazz arrangement (guitar, bass and drums) without taking anything away from either the old or the new music. What results is a unique sound that works as a bridge between traditional and contemporary music that is bringing new generations to the music of Yucatan.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $50 pesos, Students and INAPAM: $25 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: The Special Need
(Italy 2013) Searching for a woman with whom their autistic friend can have sex for the first time, the three friends Enea, Carlo and Alex are finding a whole lot more than they were looking for. In Italian with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro, Open Air Cinema
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Dance in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Dance: MMX – Map of Memories
Allowing your body to move wherever it will has the power to bring back and express the memories of a lifetime. Choreographer for this performance is Erika Torres.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) August 28, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: H2OMX
(Mexico 2013) With over 20 million residents, can Mexico City avert disaster and create a sustainable water system? In Spanish.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Perfect Blue
(Japan 1997). Director: Satoshi Kon. In this anime film, retired pop-singer-turned-actress’ sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Japanese Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Uzumaki
(Japan 2000). Director: Higuchinsky. Based on Junji Ito’s episodic manga of the same name. The plot concerns a town infected with malevolent spirals. This abstract concept manifests in grotesque ways, such as a teenager’s long hair beginning to curl and take over her mind, or a corpse winding around itself.
Location: National Cinematheque Barbachano Manuel Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Flowers in the Desert
(Mexico 2009) A documentary the Wixarika culture (or Huichol) originates from the Mexican states of Jalisco, Nayarit, and Durango where more than 50,000 Huicholes currently live and practice their indigenous traditions.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Campanadas de la Profundidad
(Germany 1993) A Werner Herzog film about a country where men cross shamans, exorcists and new messiahs. A lost corner of Siberia, where a legend tells of a lake, the depths of which emit the sound of the bells of a cathedral. In German with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) August 29 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: The Special Need
(Italy 2013) Searching for a woman with whom their autistic friend can have sex for the first time, the three friends Enea, Carlo and Alex are finding a whole lot more than they were looking for. In Italian with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro,
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Film Series: Rockin on Heaven’s Door
(South Korea 2013). Director: Nam Taek Soo. A singing idol learns to cope with his past and rediscovers music during community work at a hospice for terminally ill patients.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Japanese Horror Film: Kwaijan
(Japan 2007). Director: Masaki Kobayashi. This is an anthology horror film based on stories from Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folk tales.
Location: National Cinematheque Barbachano Manuel Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Crash Reel
(USA 2013 ) Fifteen years of cinema verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving. In English with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro, Open Air Cinema.
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) August 30, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: David Wants to Fly
(Germany 2010 ) In search of enlightenment young David follows his idol David Lynch and uncovers the billion-dollar industry behind Transcendental Meditation. In English with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Japanese Horror Film: Horror of Malformed Men
(Japan 1969). Director: Teruo Ishii. This movie was actually banned in Japan for decades after its release. This is a sensitive topic for the Japanese because of the damage done to so many at the end of World War II.
Location: National Cinematheque Barbachano Manuel Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living La Noche de las Cultura: Music: Yahal Kab
This is a really good group and well worth going to see. And of course, the setting is second to none!
Location: Merida Cathedral (Catedral de Mérida), Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: MMX – Map of Memories
Allowing your body to move wherever it will has the power to bring back and express the memories of a lifetime. Choreographer for this performance is Erika Torres.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Purgatorio: Viaje al corazón de la frontera (Journey to the Heart of the Frontier)
(Mexico 2013) Rodrigo Reyes’ riveting film is a provocative meditation that captures the brutal beauty of the U.S./ Mexico Border. Winner of the Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary as well as the New Orleans Film Festival Jury Award. In English with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro, Open Air Cinema.
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: The Godfather III
(USA 1990) In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing. In English with Spanish subtitles.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) August 31, 2014

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Maleficent
(United States 2014). Director: Robert Stromberg. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley and many others. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. This MAY be in Spanish.
Location: National Cinematheque Barbachano Manuel Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Spirited Away
(United States 2001). Director: Hayao Miyazaki. In this anime classic, in the the middle of her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and there is a bathhouse for these creatures.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: In the Company of Wolves
This is the moving, true story of a pack of wolves and the humans who raised them since they wee puppies. The myth of the ferocious carnivorous beast will dissipate before surprising facts and unforgettable scenes of romps, affection and tenderness.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Classical Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Chamber Sundays: Recital of Classical Songs
This is another performance by Soprano Abigail Coral Almeida and Pianist Zuleika Disz. Everyone loves their work, so don’t miss a chance to hear them perform.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission:$50 pesos

Yucatan Living Japanese Horror Film: Kuroneko
(Japan 1968). Director: Kaneto Shindo. This movie is an adaptation of a supernatural folktale. During a civil war in Japan’s Heian period, the spirits of a woman and her daughter-in-law seek revenge after losing their lives in a brutal incident.
Location: National Cinematheque Barbachano Manuel Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance Tribute: Border to Border
This is a performance by Yucatan’s Alfredo Cortes Aguilar Folkloric Ballet, under the direction of Raul Antonio Castillo Alfaro. It is a tribute to the cultural diversity between the Yucatan Peninsula and Baja California.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: The Artist
(France 2011) A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. This movie won various Academy Awards.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) September 01, 2014

Yucatan Living No events planned for today so far.

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Wildlife Photo Master Class
Dates: September 4 – 7, 2014 (with Brian Skerry; October 30 – November 2, 2014 (wqith Steve Winter), and December 11 – 14, 2014 (with Tim Laman). These instructors are three of the most well-known National Geographic photographers. The intensive three-night program lets photographers of all levels step into the role of nature photo-journalist as they capture some of the more than 200 species of birds and native wildlife within the protected sanctuary of Mayakoba’s exotic mangrove forests and waterways. For More Information www.wildlifephotomasterclass.com

OSY Fall Season 2014Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Program 1: Friday, September 5, and Sunday, September 7
Director: Juan Carlos Lomonaco. Featuring: Christopher Collins (violin), Irina Decheva (piano). Music includes: Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture “The Hebrides,” Op 26 and concert for violin, piano and strings, plus Maurice Ravel’s Suita “Mama la Oca” and Bolero.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday at 9:00 PM, Sunday at 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Program 2: Friday, September 12, Sunday, September 14
Director: Juan Carlos Lomonaco. Featuring: Manuel Escalante (piano). In this program, the OSY will present their first CD playing each of the recorded works of the three most important Mexican composers: Chavez, Revueltas and Moncayo, as well as the first orchestral recording of Metro Chabacano de Javier Alvarez, and the only Concert for Piano by Ricardo Castro.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday at 9:00 PM, Sunday at 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

Yucatan Living Joe King Carrasco at Lizard Joe’s – September 16, Mexico’s Independence Day
Location: Lizard Joe’s in Chelem
Time: TBA
Admission: Tickets on sale now at Lizard Joes. $120 pesos advance purchase. $600 peso ticket and hotel packages available (includes 1 night stay at Las Garzas Hotel and 2 tickets to the show. Las Garzas is within walking distance of Lizard Joes). $150 pesos day of the event, if any tickets are still available. Stop in Lizard Joes or email lizard [at] lizardjoes [dot] com for information or tickets.

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Program 3: Friday, September 26, Sunday, September 28
Guest Director: Michele Santorsola. Featuring: Davide Fanchin (French horn). Music includes works by Beethoven, Mozart, and Dvorak.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday at 9:00 PM, Sunday at 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

Yucatan Living ARTE a MANO AANY Expo – November 14, 15, & 16
This year’s exciting show represents over 70 masters of the finest in Yucatecan art and handcrafted treasures.
Location: CONACO, Av. Itzaes # 273 x 31 y 33, Three blocks from Clinica de Merida
Time: Preview on Nov. 14 at 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM
Admission: TBA

Yucatan Living Miraculous Medal Race – November 23
This running event is open to the general public and is being held as a benefit for the Chelem Chapel. The course is approximately 14 miles long. Prizes have not yet been announced, but will be announced as the race draws near. Categories include: free, master, submaster, male and female veterans, and veterans plus wheel chair. There will also be additional events, such as 5K hikes, walks, etc., so there is something here for everyone. This event is under the direction of the Institute of Sport (IDEY).
Location: Chelem, Progreso, Yucatan (start and finish at the church)
Time: TBA
Admission: $100 pesos

Yucatan Living Second Annual White City Ball – Saturday, October 18
This is the annual AANY fundraiser. AANY is Artistas / Artisanos Nuevos de Yucatan A.C. , a legal Mexican non-profit run by both Yucatecan and foreign volunteers to identify, promote and market fine craft artists in the three states of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Location: Villa Verde Merida, Merida centro
Time: TBD
Admission: Tickets are on sale now. For information, email info [at] aany [dot] org

Yucatan Living Bird-a-thon Xocch’ich: November 21 through 23
The biggest birdwatching competition on the Yucatan Peninsula. More Information as it becomes available. Mark your calendars!

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