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Merida Events: Dance, Sitar & Trova

This Week… starting April 20, 2009




A quick note to remind you about the Merida Month-At-A-Glance Calendar. The monthly calendar is color-coded and updated continually, so you can see what’s going on in a Merida minute (There’s a legend at the bottom… each color designates a category of event). See something you like? Click on the event to find a description and all the details you need to participate. You can print the details of a day, or print the month-at-a-glance. Or you can email it all to a friend (or to yourself!).

 

Fiestas this Week

Yucatan Living Yaxcaba Fiesta Last Weekend in AprilYaxcaba, Yucatan
2009: April 24, 25 & 26
This is the annual fiesta in honor of Santa Cruz. Yaxcaba is located 90 km southeast of Merida, just this side of Sotuta. For anyone looking for the "land of the Mayans" – you just found it.

Yucatan Living Teya Fiesta 7 Day Event
Last Week in April
This fiesta is in honor of San Bernabe, patron saint of the people. This is a tiny municipality that is near, but not on the center of the coast of Yucatan. It is bordered on the north by Cansahcab. For anyone who wants to live near the beach, but avoid the constant sand, places like Teya are well worth checking out.

Monday (Lunes) April 20, 2009

Yucatan Living Salon at Cafe Chocolate
Cesar Chavez: What the Future Holds for Farm Workers and Hispanics.
How is immigration changing both Mexico and the United States, and what does the ascendance of Mexican-Americans in the United States mean for this century?
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Calle 60 x 55 y 53
Time: 5:00 PM Monday
Admission: suggested donation of $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Dance: Interamerican Confederation of Dance
Tonight is the inauguration of the VI Expo-Merida INSITU. The performance will be by Compania Umbral Danza Contemporanea A.C. This begins a week of performances that everyone who loves contemporary dance should try to see.
Location: Teatro Mérida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Monday
Admission: Tickets Available at the At the Box Office

Tuesday (Martes) April 21, 2009

Yucatan Living Remembranzas Musicales
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
Location: Santiago Park, C. 72 x 59
Time: 8:30PM TuesdayDance contest in Merida, Yucatan
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Interamerican Confederation of Dance
Tonight’s performance will include samples of Arabian, post-modern, Polinesian and other forms of dance. Represented in the presentation will be dances from Argentina, Belgium, Venezuela, and Taiwan. The performance is supported by the Compania Umbral Danza Contemporanea AC
Location: Teatro Mérida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Despertar
This is one of the most beloved trova trios in our state. Under the direction of Fabio Cano, Trio Despertar is always on the "must see" list.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miércoles) April 22, 2009

Yucatan Living Dance: Segundas Jornadas Pierceanas
This presentation is of some of the choreography projects under the coordination of the Nacional de Danza del INBA and will be performed by the students of Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan, under the direction of Danza.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61Reverenda Funk, Alternative Music in Merida, Yucatan
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: Music with Reverenda Funk
This is a presentation of Disco Arena. While this kind of music might not be for everyone, it does show that Merida and Yucatan are both open to new and different interpretations of all kinds of music.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Interamerican Confederation of Dance
More pieces from Argentina, Belgium, Venezuela, and Taiwan; all performed by the Compania Umbral Danza Contemporanea A.C.
Location: Teatro Mérida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Wednesday at the Peon Contreras: An Appointment With Dance
This performance by students of Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan, is under the direction of Danza.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Thursday (Jueves) April 23, 2009



Yucatan Living Theater: The Love of Don Perlimplin with Belisa in the Garden
Alvaro Carcano, Madeleine Lizama and Analie Gome delight us with a tale of Don Perlimplin as he falls in love with Belisa in the Garden.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Dance: Interamerican Confederation of Dance
More pieces from Argentina, Belgium, Venezuela, and Taiwan; all performed by the Compania Umbral Danza Contemporanea A.C.
Location: Teatro Mérida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Chaplin Cinema Series: An Anthology of Shorts
(U.S. 1917 – 1919). These are what Chaplin was originally famous for and many star his beloved Tramp.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61Charles Chaplin's Movies
Time: 6:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Chaplin Cinema Series: A Woman of Paris
(U.S., 1924). This romantic drama stars Edna Purviance, Carl Miller and the always romantic Adolphe Menjou
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jazzin Merida: "Long Dan" and Alfred "Raga" Rordame
Gary "G-Tone" DeRose is having such a good time in the States that he’s staying for a few more weeks, leaving Dan "Long Dan" Prescher to fill in next Thursday night, April 23, at Jazzin’ Merida. But he won’t be alone… Alfred "Raga" Rordame is coming to town, and he’ll play a set of sitar tunes with Dan sitting in on harmonium. We’re not kidding. It’s going to be a wild night, so get your ya-yas out. Available for purchase: Food, Refrescos, Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 # 465 x 53 y 55
Time: The doors open at 8pm, music starts around 9:30 Thursday
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Thursday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Art Opening: Identidades
A Collective of Contemporary Art by Yucateco Artists
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living An Inauguration of Three Expositions at the Olimpo
Sala 1: Paloma Menendez
Sala 2: The Ultimate Reef: Colleen Casey Leonard
Sala 3: Painting and Sculpture: Juan Pablo Mier y Teran
Location: Centro Cultural de Merida Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) April 24, 2009

Yucatan Living Concert: Charlas de Cafe: Watercolors of Brazil
A wonderful artistic stroll through the music of Brazil – from the samba to the bossa nova. The artist directing our adventure is Mario Alberto del Villar Cervera.
Location:Sala de Arte, Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Chaplin Cinema Series: The Great Dictator The Great Dictator, Chaplin
(US, 1940) Only Chaplin and Paulette Goddard could pull off a satire on Nazi Germany in 1940 and have it turn into a celebrated comedy masterpiece. In this movie, dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a double… a poor Jewish barber… who one day is mistaken for Hynkel.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Regional Theater: ¿Y que paso con el Sueño de los Flamboyanes?
What Happened to the Dreams of the Flamboyanes?
Written and Directed by Jazmin Lopez; Produced by Hector Herrera; Starring Mario III, Beatriz Yanez, Tanicho, Wendy Basulto, and Juan Castillo. These are the names of some of our rising stars, so try not to miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Dates and Times: April 17, 18, 24 & 25: 8:00 PM; April 19: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos and $100 pesos (available at the box office)

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location:Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Cafe Pena K’aay T’aan
Nuevos Valores… and if you have not been watching the young people of Yucatan, you are really missing something. We are amazed at their ability to not only accept new concepts, but to embrace them and transform them into their own culture. Please visit Cafe Pena K’aay T’aan any Friday night to see what these young people can do with new music and fresh eyes.
Location Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM FridayLa Kech del Candidato, Salma Salomé
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater: La Kech del Candidato (The Candidate’s Lover)
This theater piece is under the direction of Raul Nino.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $80 pesos; Students and INAPAM: $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Theater: The Love of Don Perlimplin with Belisa in the Garden
Alvaro Carcano, Madeleine Lizama and Analie Gome delight us with a tale of Don Perlimplin as he falls in love with Belisa in the Garden.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Dance: Interamerican Confederation of Dance
More pieces from Argentina, Belgium, Venezuela, and Taiwan; all performed by the Compania Umbral Danza Contemporanea A.C.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Jazzin Merida: Mari Carmen Perez!
Friday night at Jazzin’ Merida, a special guest will take the stage… Mari Carmen Perez, an actual local singing star who is not only killer on the guitar with the voice of an angel, but who is cute as a button as well. Available for purchase: Food, Refrescos, Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 X 53 y 55
Time: 9:00 PM
Information: Ph 9 24 56 28

Yucatan Living Quoi de Neuf: Informal Get Together
If you speak French or are a francophile, Quoi de Neuf invites you to attend an informal get together where you can meet others with similar interests. Two invited artists will attend this event. Carlos Núñez, a former student of local artist Michel Maugée, will present his engravings, and Juan Pablo Bavio, an Argentine painter who lives in Merida, will exhibit paintings that are representative of his work.
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Calle 60 # 442 x 49 (next to the hotel Los Aluxes)
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: $75 pesos, which includes a buffet, a salad, and fruit juice. You may traiga sus propios licores (aka: byob).

Saturday (Sabado) April 25, 2009

Yucatan Living Poetry Reading and SharingPoetry reading and sharing at Cafe Chocolate, Merida
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: www.jkpublishing.org/dsm_index.php

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Retional Theater: ¿Y que paso con el Sueño de los Flamboyanes?
What Happened to the Dreams of the Flamboyanes?
Written and Directed by Jazmin Lopez; Produced by Hector Herrera; Starring Mario III, Beatriz Yanez, Tanicho, Wendy Basulto, and Juan Castillo. These are the names of some of our rising stars, so try not to miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Dates and Times: April 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25: 8:00 PM; April 12 & 19: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos and $100 pesos (available at the box office)

Yucatan Living Comedy: Huay!
This comedic performance is by Carlos Medina. There will be several performances in April and May but we suspect that tickets will go fast once word gets around – so see this one as early as possible.
Location Sala de Arte, Teatro Mérida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $50 pesos (Tickets Available at the Box Office)Mariachis at Hotel Zamná, Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna Special Event: Music from Two Ancient Worlds
After the dinner buffet, the evening will begin with the Sound of Peru, the magic sound of the Pan Pipes. The Grand Finale will be from Mexico Mariachis playing live! The best from two ancient worlds! Space is limited, so please purchase your tickets early.
Location: Hotel Zamna Calle 53, #547 x 70 y 72, Santiago District of downtown
Time: 8:00 PM, Dinner Buffet Served at 8:30 PM
Admission: $90 pesos Please pick up your tickets early. (999) 924-0103

Yucatan Living Jazzin Merida: Alfred "Raga" Rordame
The hits just keep coming when Alfred "Raga" Rordame returns to Jazzin’ Merida Saturday night for more scintillating sitar with special guest Nidi on drums and Long Dan Prescher sitting in again on harmonium. Available for purchase: Food, Refrescos, Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 X 53 y 55
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Information: Ph 9 24 56 28

Sunday (Domingo) April 26, 2009

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Great Guide to Dolphins
Since many of these wonderful animals live right here off of our own coast, this will be a great way to find out more about them.
Location: Museum of Natural History, next to the Zoo on Calle 59
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreePuppets and comedians together in a show

Yucatan Living Comedy Performance: Puppets and Comedians
This is a performance by Fernando de Regil, Yenni Puga, and Carlos Medina, under the direction of Gilma Tuyub. Puppets and comedians play a special role in entertainment in Yucatan and these young people are some of the best!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Interamerican Confederation of Dance and International Day of Dance
More pieces from Argentina, Belgium, Venezuela, and Taiwan; all performed by the Compania Umbral Danza Contemporanea A.C.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Scenic Arts: Gonzalo Guerrero: First Ally of the Mayas
This performance is under the artistic direction and general production of Elide Soberanis
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Regional Theater: ¿Y que paso con el Sueño de los Flamboyanes?
What Happened to the Dreams of the Flamboyanes?
Written and Directed by Jazmin Lopez; Produced by Hector Herrera; Starring Mario III, Beatriz Yanez, Tanicho, Wendy Basulto, and Juan Castillo. These are the names of some of our rising stars, so try not to miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Dates and Times: April 17, 18, 24 & 25: 8:00 PM; April 12 & 19: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos and $100 pesos (available at the box office)La magia de los Sueños, Concert in Merida

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: The Magic of Dreams
This performance is by the Camerata Academica de Merida, which is the chamber orchestra of the municipality. It is under the direction of the internationally known Yucateco native Jose Luis Chan Sabido. These are always "must see" performances!
Location: Concha Acustica, Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Gala Didáctica
Juan Carlos Lomónaco will be directing and music will be from: Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival de los Animales and Benjamin Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. What makes this a must see performance for us is that Marieli Sosa and Zueika Diaz will both be performing at the piano!
Location: All Performances are to be held at Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Friday
Admission: $150, $100 and $80 pesos; 50% discount for INAPAM, Students, and Teachers

Yucatan Living Comedy: Huay!
This comedic performance is by Carlos Medina. There will be several performances in April and May but we suspect that tickets will go fast once word gets around – so see this one as early as possible.
Location Sala de Arte, Teatro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $50 pesos (Tickets Available at the Box Office)

 

 

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Coming SoonYoga Getawa in Yucatan

Yucatan Living May 22th – 25th
Yoga Goddess Weekend Getaway
This invitation is especially to women over 40 who would like to relax deeply and be nurtured in an environment that will support you to feel your best. Your teacher will be Arielle Newman, of Yoga By the Sea and More Than Yoga. No prior yoga experience necessary for this rejuvenating weekend of yoga, massage, meditation, and fun.
Location: Alhambra Hotel, Playa del Carmen, Q.R. 
Admission: Single: $665 USD; Double: $542; 
More information: Visit their website.

 

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