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Merida Events: Dance, Symphony, Trova

This Week… starting November 01, 2009

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Municipal FIestas This Week

Tekax Fiesta  6 Day EventTekax, Yucatan
Nov. 8  – Nov. 13
This fiesta is in honor of San Diego de Alcala. Tekax figures large in Yucatan’s history, is the major city in the southern Yucatan and is an up and coming area. Look here for leatherwork and some of the finest jewelry in the world. Hammocks are made in nearby Pencuyut. Tekax is right down in the southern point of the state, so it also borders Campeche and Quintana Roo. This municipality was far away from development for many years, so there are many newly found ruins to explore. Some of the archaeological areas include: Chamultún, Chuncanap, Itzitz, Nocacab, Santa María, Tzulay, Xaya, Kinil, Tixhualahtun, Chacchob, San Diego, Ticum and Cotbé. Of course, today, things are changing fast and there are actually branches of 3 colleges where students in this municipality can obtain a college degree. Don’t miss the chance to see the new world that the people of Tekax are building for themselves.

 

Monday (Lunes) November 02, 2009

Yucatan Living Dance: Doubts For Life
This is a performance by the Contemporary Dance Company of Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes. It is under the direction of Graciella Torres.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

 

Tuesday (Martes) November 03, 2009

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan: Dare to Dream Again
Tonight’s performance is by Grupo Kanan (well known in animae and video game circles). Preview Group Kanan 
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova:Trio Romance



This performance is under the direction of Daniel Ayuso.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Second Series: Juvenil de Piano
Tonight’s featured pianist is Marlene Morales.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miercoles) November 04, 2009

Yucatan Living Recital: Quartet Quo Vadis Quo Vadis Quartet
Quartet Quo Vadis is a string quartet that has been a favorite in Merida for quite some time now. Tonight’s performance features Polish violinist Pawel Blaszkowski. To read more about all of the members of this quartet, Visit the Quartet Quo Vadis website.  This will be yet another of the recitals of the wonderful musical artists of Yucatan. Each is extremely accomplished and we are so lucky to have them living and working here in Merida.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Second Series: Juvenil de Piano
Tonight’s featured pianists are Jorge Pina and Mijail Naal
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free with ticket in advance

Yucatan Living Recital of Voice and Piano: A Sweet Song
A night of opera and popular music. This performance stars Alicia Cascante, soprano. Daniel Rodriguez will be at the piano for this event. Preview Alicia Cascante Here.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free with ticket in advance

Yucatan Living Concert: 31st Anniversary of the Museum of Yucateca Song
The performance tonight is by Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera. Come and hear some of the most beloved voices and musicians in all of Yucatan.
Location: Museo de la Cancion Yucateca, Calle 57 x 50
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free with ticket in advance

Yucatan Living Dance: El Sinaloense
This is a Gala de Danza Folklorica of Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes, under the direction of Regina Haas.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets available at the Box OfficeSherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
This 1942 movie stars Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, Lionel Atwill as Professor Moriarty, and Dennis Hoey as Inspector Lestrade. Starting in Switzerland, Sherlock Holmes rescues the inventor of a bomb-sight which the allies want to keep from the Nazis.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) November 05, 2009

Yucatan Living The Archdiocese of Yucatan’s Choral FestivalKantorei Chorus from Colegio Cedros
This performance will be by the Choir Kantorei del Colegio Cedros. This choir comes to us from one of the most prestigious schools in the world, and certainly in the nation. They are a Christian school, located in Mexico City and are totally bilingual. Parents are involved enough with their childen’s education that the school also has a performing choir that is made up of the parents of the students. To learn more about this school and its students, visit their website.
Location: Santa Iglesia Catedral of Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Los Solistas de Nueva York
This is a special production in which the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Yucatan is visited by their counterparts from New York. The performance is under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission:  Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Rock the House! A Tribute to Santana!
Tonight, you will hear Erbin Quinones, Alejandro Palma, Mauricio Bonfiglio and Mauricio Zoreda. This performance should be one of the best of the week!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission:  Free with an advance ticket.

Yucatan Living Dance: Grupo Tumakat Danza Contemporanea
This performance is under the direction of Vania Duran
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thusday
Admission: Free with advance ticketDeath of a Cyclist

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: Death of a Cyclist
Muerte de un ciclista (1955) is about a couple who is having an affair, strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid to him out of fear of their relationship being exposed. This movie was made in Spain and is in Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: King of Kong
This 2007 Seth Gordon movie stars three the stars of video gaming, Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, and Walter Day, as themselves as video game fans compete to break world records on classic arcade games. This movie is considered to be a “sports” documentary.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Film: TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $20 pesos

 

Friday (Viernes) November 06, 2009Ophelie Gaillard with OSY

Yucatan Living Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan: The Sounds of France
Tonight, the Symphony plays under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, titular director of the orchestra. The violin-cello soloist is Ophelie Gaillard. Visit her website for a preview of this wonderful musical artist. This particular performance has what one can only term “big music” as only the French can create it.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission:  Tickets available at the box office: $150, $100, $80, and $60 pesos. 25% discount for children ages 6-12, students, and seniors with INAPAM card.

Yucatan Living Concert: Yuri
Location: Palenque (at X’Matkuil)
Time: 12:00 PM Friday
Admission: Purchase Tickets in the Lobby of Fiesta Americana
For More Information, Call: 920-7633

Yucatan Living The Archdiocese of Yucatan’s Coral Festival
This performance will be by the Choir Kantorei del Colegio Cedros.
Location: Santa Iglesia Catedral of Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living My Trova: To Love You for a Lifetime
Tonight, you will hear the voice of Beatriz Grajales and the guitar of Victor Celis. It really does not get much better than that anywhere in the world. To preview these two wonderful performers together, Click Here.  You really do need to see that video. This is one duet you don’t want to miss!
Location: Teatro Cesareo Chan Blanco in Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez, Cordemex, across from Galerias Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission:  Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Dance: El Rey Leon
This is a performance by the Area de Jazz of the Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes, under the direction of Cristina Marcin.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Horror Movie Series: The Orphanage
With a cast of character actors, this horror thriller captured 31 wins and 34 more nominations. A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, where she opens an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Times: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The SearchersThe Searchers
This 1956 classic John Ford movie stars John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, and even has a part for Ken Curtis and Harry Carey, Jr. As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

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

 

Saturday (Sábado) November 07, 2009Concert Life: A Journey Through Time

Yucatan Living Concert: LIFE: A Journey Through Time
Tonight, the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan will play the music of Phillip Glass as a backdrop for a showing of the most important works of Frans Lanting, famed National Geographic photographer. LIFE: A Journey Through Time is being sponsored by Fundacion Bepensa and is part of the Wild9 Conference that is being held in Merida.
Location: Gran Salon del Club Campestre Yucatan, A.C.Prolongacion Montejo
Time: 8:30 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets are available at the box office of the XXI Century theaters. Space is limited to the capacity of the room.

Yucatan Living Expat Bowling Team(s) Forming
Do you bowl? Do you want to bowl? Now’s the time to check in with Planet Bowl. They are having a meeting to form teams and get started on their winter season, so do drop by or call and put your name on their list. You can read all about it right here on Yucatan Living. The information for the meeting is:
Location: Planet Bowl
Time: 12:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free
Website: www.planetbowl.com.mx

Yucatan Living International Women’s Club: 25th Anniversary & Reunion:
November 7 through 14

This will be a week-long reunion for the members of IWC throughout the years. The only requirements to join this group are that the lady speaks English. Today, the membership can proudly say that its members’ origins lie in over 20 nations. During their reunion, they will go on a number of tours, eat at some marvelous restaurants, and enjoy such cultural offerings as local serenades and a special program prepared for them by the Symphony. This Anniversary and Reunion are being announced early so that all IWC members, from around the world, will have time to get here. If you are interested in becoming a member of the IWC or simply need more information about the Anniversary and Reunion, you can e-mail dulcefirth[at]hotmail.com or merida_iwc[at]yahoo.com

Yucatan Living The Archdiocese of Yucatan’s Choral Festival
This performance will be by the Choir Kantorei del Colegio Cedros, the Children’s Choir of Santa Iglesia Cathedral, and the Choir of the Inmaculada Morelia.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Victor Martinez in Concert
25 years of the Voz del Corazon of Yucatan.
Preview Victor Martinez Here
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission:  Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Horror Movie Series: Pan’s Labrinth
This award-winning drama/thriller is set in facist Spain in 1944. The bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: La Ciudad de los niños perdidos
This is a 1995 French film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

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

 

Sunday (Domingo) November 08, 2009

Yucatan Living Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan: The Sounds of France
Tonight, the Symphony plays under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, titular director of the orchestra. The violin-cello soloist is Ophelie Gaillard. Visit her website for a preview of this wonderful musical artist. This particular performance has what one can only term “big music” as only the French can create it.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission:  Tickets available at the box office: $150, $100, $80, and $60 pesos. 25% discount for children ages 6-12, students, and seniors with INAPAM card.The Maximum Guide to Ants

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Maximum Guide to Ants
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: The Youth Ballet of Merida
Tonight’s performance is “La Casa de Bernarda Alba,” under the direction of Juan Francisco Gonzalez Delgado. This is a performance by one of the most talented young ballets in Mexico and well worth putting at the top of your list to see.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Addalberto in Concert: I Know You Will Return
This is going to be an excellent performance!
Preview Addalberto.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission:  Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Movie: Taxi Driver
This is a 1976 Martin Scorsese film in which a unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Nov. 12 – Nov. 14: Photography Workshop: Nudes Underwater
Location: Galeria In La’kech, Calle 60 #595A x 73 y 75 Centro
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Admission: $1,600 pesos. Reservation Deadline: Nov. 5
For More Information and to Make a Reservation, Contact: rendija taller visual, s.c.
rendija [at] rendija [dot] com / rendijatallervisual [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] mx tel 01 33 3630.3690 – 3630.0323

Yucatan Living Dance: Tango Night; Nov. 11, 2009Tango Night in Merida
This is going to be a spectacular performance by Paola de Martino. If you want to see how its really done, come on out and enjoy this performance by the South American Tango Champion! 
Location: Plaza Serenata, Calle 60 x 61 # 500, Centro.
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: $150 pesos, Show and Dinner included
For more information, call: 924-5499 or cell: 999 200 8258

Yucatan Living Alternative Health Fair:
November 14

The Merida English Library will host what we are pretty sure is the First Annual Alternative Health Fair. The fair will open with a Mayan healing ceremony led by traditional Mayan healers. After that, visitors are encouraged to visit the different practitioners who will be on hand to explain what they do. There will be massage therapists, homeopathic practitioners, acupuncturists and Pilates and Yoga teachers. Other disciplines represented include reflexology, aromatherapy and a couple that sponsors yearly free clinics in Piste.
Location: Merida English Language Library, Calle 53 x 66 y 68
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Admission: Free and open to everyone, but donations will be deeply appreciated.
For More Information, Call: 924-9550

Yucatan Living Nov. 21: The Last Mexican Crafts Fair of 2009Mexican Crafts Fair at Hotel Zamna
The works of 16 invited artists and artisans from Merida and Yucatan will be on hand at this fair. Six completely new artists will be featured. Food will be available from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM and there will be a Door Prize drawing at 4:00 PM. If you have been looking for anything from the Rolls Royce of Hammocks to locally sculpted marble, this is the fair to attend. There will also be a complete range of specially made clothing, in all sizes, for both ladies and men.  
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Headliners at X’matkuil
The following events will be productions by Hold-em Mexico. Expect lots of charros, showing off their skills, but you may want to skip the pelea de gallos (cockfighting) which start off some of the events. We’re just saying…
Nov. 13: Lupita y Ernesto D’Alessio
Nov. 14: Alejandra Guzman
Nov. 20: Marco Antonio y Jorge Muniz
Nov. 21: Gloria Trevi
Nov. 27: Mijares
Nov. 28: Emmanuel y Alexander Acha
Location: Palenque, inside Xmatkuil fairgrounds
Time: All of these events are at 12:00 PMToh Bird Festival 2009
Admission: Tickets on Sale in Lobby of Fiesta Americana

Yucatan Living November 19-22: VIII Toh Bird Festival
This festival is a bird-watcher’s dream, with plenty of opportunities to not only watch birds, but to get hands on experience with volunteering to help with some of them as well. The array of birds found in Yucatan is astonishing and this is a trip well worth taking for any avid bird-watcher. So save the dates! And sign up here at their website!
Location: Variable locations in Merida and Valladolid
Time: All Day
Admission: Variable

Yucatan Living November 26: Juan Luis Guerra in Concert
Dominican singer, songwriter, and self-producer who has sold 20 million records, and won numerous awards including nine Latin Grammy Awards two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. He won 5 Latin Grammy awards in 2007 tying him with Juanes for the record of most Latin Grammys won in one night.
Location: Kukulcan Stadium
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: From $ 350 pesos to $1600 pesos. Tickets on sale at the Fiesta Americana Lobby

Yucatan Living December 5 – 6: AANY Art Show
The last AANY Show was a huge success and we have no doubt that the next one will be as well. Word has come that this event now has the support of the ICY and will be included in the Otoño Cultural (Fall Cultural Festival). You can read more about the show here in our recent article about the AANY artists and organizers. You can also find out how to become an AANY Sponsor!

 

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