Casa La Palapa
Casa Gloria - Colonial Home in Merida
Stevens International Moving Services
The Yucatan Primer
Ecocentro - Solar Energy in Merida
  Share
  
Follow Me on Pinterest
Front Page   |   Calendar   |   About   |   Photo Gallery   |   Music   |   Links

Merida Events: Day of the Virgin

This Week… starting December 09, 2013

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s XXIX Orange Festival: December 5 – 15
This is one of the best fairs of the year! Visit the Oxkutzcab website for photos and more information.

Yucatan Living Sotuta Fiesta: December 3 to December 12
Sotuta YucatanSotuta is located in the south and central part of Yucatan state, in the heart of the Mayan world. This fiesta is in honor of the Virgen de Guadalupe. The prinicipal work of the artisans of Sotuta is in leather. For those who are interested in Mayan history, Sotuta was the home of Nachi-Cocom, the principal cacique (chief) who rebelled against the Spanish in the early 1500s. He is thought to have lived from 1510 to 1556. For those who are interested in more recent history, Sotuta is also the birthplace of Justiniano Carrillo Pasos, the father of 13 politically active children, one of whom was the famous Governor Felipe Carrillo Puerto. This is a trip worth taking just for the history!

Yucatan Living Kaua Fiesta: December 8 through December 12
This fiesta is in honor of the Virgen de la Concepción. There will be vaquerias, bull fights, and popular dances. These are the kinds of places where the description doesn’t tell the whole story because the farther into the interior you go, the better the food gets and the prettier the “typical clothing.” The women of the town hand embroider that “typical clothing” right there. Kaua is a tiny municipality just a little southeast of the center of the state, but it is well worth a visit.

Yucatan Living Tekax Fiesta: December 8 through December 15
This fiesta is in honor of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Tekax is a relatively large municipality that occupies the southern point of the State of Virgen de Guadalupe Yucatan MexicoYucatan. If you are looking for the work of local artisans, in Tekax they make leather goods and jewelry, and in Pencuyut they make hamacas (hammocks). These folks have some of the best groceries and sweets in all of Yucatan, so grazing your way through this festival is a “must do.”

Yucatan Living Teabo Fiesta: December 8 through December 12
This fiesta is in honor of Virgen de Guadalupe too, ending on the day when she is honored throughout Mexico. If you are going to shop, this is where you will find leatherwork, embroidery by machine or by hand, and those wonderful cotton hammocks. Teabo is located south of Merida, just south of Mayapan, just north of Tekax, and just west of Mani and Akil. Teabo is easy to get to and is one of the most active municipalities in the state. This should be a great fiesta! .

Yucatan Living Tizimin Fiesta: December 15 through January 10
This is a huge fiesta in the heart of Yucatan’s horse country. Visit the Tizimin website.

Ongoing Exhibits in the City This Season

Yucatan Living Opening of the LVIII Municipal Book Fair: Dec. 6 – 15
Great shopping opportunity for books in Merida.
Location: Lower floor of the Municipal Palace, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 10:00 AM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Art At the Olimpo
There are three exhibitions. One exhibition is the work of Isaac Zambra. The two others are “Behind the Facades: Certain Interior Spaces” by Jose Luis Rodriguez de Armas and Humberto Peraza’s “Immortality and Passion in His Sculpture”. This exhibit will continue until December 31, and the exhibit is just off the Plaza Grande, so there is no excuse for not visiting!
Location: Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Art Show to Stop Violence in Merida YucatanYucatan Living V Exhibition: Mira el Silencio : November 22 – January 18
This art exhibit in the Mejorada section of town has been put on in cooperation with the United Nations’ declaration to stop violence against women worldwide. More than 100 artists in a variety of media contributed their art.
Location: Calle 59 # 452-A x 54 y 52, Centro-Mejorada
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exhibition: Utopia Citadina
This exhibition is of the new paintings by Cuban artist Sanlly Viera Alarcon. The event is part of La Noche Blanca and will be accompanied by the Cuban Quartet “Songs of Cuba.”
Location: La Galeria In La K’ech
Time: 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Admission: Free

In The City

Monday (Lunes) December 09, 2013

International Dance Festival

Yucatan Living Dance: XIX National and International Oc’-Ohtic Festival of Dance
Merida has become a huge international center for contemporary dance over the past few years and every interpretive performance is simply wonderful.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opera: La Serva Padrona
This is a performance by the CEMUS Opera Workshop, under the direction of Maria Eugenia Guerrero.
Location: Centro Cultural Iberica
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Tuesday (Martes) December 10, 2013

Yucatan Living Movie: Summer with Monika
(Sweden, 1952). Director: Ingmar Bergman. Harry Lund is a nineteen year old young man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen year old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town, Harry gets his father’s boat and they spend the summer together in an isolated island. Monika gets pregnant, and Harry decides to marry her. He grows up, gets a job and returns to his studies, trying to improve their lives and raise their daughter June, while Monika just wants to have fun.
Location: Videosala del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingBravo Tapas Christmas Market
Check out the first Bravo Tapas Christmas Market. The market will include 14 local vendors from Merida and surrounding areas offering their creations and wares just in time for Christmas! The selections will include Christmas-themed items such as hand-cut ornaments and Christmas cards, as well as handmade jewelry, art, and crafts. Also there will be Tshirts, prints and postcards designed and produced by local artists as well as treasures from central Mexico! The show promises to be a wonderful celebration of the diverse talent that lives here in Merida! Vendors include El Estudio, Yukas Merida, Terraware Yucatan and more.
Location: Bravo Tapas at Paseo Montejo x 37 y 35 on top of OXXO
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free. 20 peso beer, 30 peso Sangria

Yucatan Living Concert: Baroque Music in the Ancient Churches of Merida
This series of performances is under the direction of Ileana Stefanova.
Location: Iglesia El Jesús Tercera Orden, Calle 60 x 59 y 57 Col. Centro
Time: 8:15 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Trovemia
Trova in Merida Yucatan This is a new trova trio to us and we are pleased to welcome them to the holiday season in Merida.
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: XIX National and International Oc’-Ohtic Festival of Dance
Merida has become a huge international center for contemporary dance over the past few years and every interpretive performance is simply wonderful.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Popular: Otra Noche Blues… in Merida
This performance is by the Blus Bóox Group, which includes Mauritius Zoreda, Ivan Martinez, Sergio Gomez and Omar Castro. Norma Rodriguez will perform as tonight’s invited guest.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Sergio Esquivel in Concert

Yucatan Living Sergio Esquivel in Concert
Sergio Esquivel is the voice of 20th century trova in Yucatan. This is the point at which we lament that we never get to see and hear enough of Yucatan’s legendary performers. With luck, we will have many more years to enjoy the voice and presence of Sergio Esquivel.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Exquisite Soledad
This is a performance by Chacho Siller and Los Victoria. Pay special attention during the holidays if you want to hear the best of Yucatan.
Location: Centro Cultural Dante on Paseo de Montejo
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) December 11, 2013

Yucatan Living Movie: Malaventura
(2011 Mexico) Lipkes slowly follows an elderly man on his last day of life. As he wanders through the streets of a Mexico City that is at once familiar and foreign, the man goes about his daily rituals, exquisitely drawing us into his rhythm. Through his eyes we experience the city in its splendor and its grimness, and his plight as both ordinary and absurd.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Classical Music: Gala Night in Yucatan
Youth Symphonic Orchestra This event is one of the best gala’s of the season. Performing tonight are the Daniel Ayala Perez Juvenile Symphony of Yucatan and the Pedro Calderon Hoile Children’s Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, both under the direction of Jose Luis Chan. Also performing tonight will be the Yucatan Youth Ballet, under the direction of Karla Barrera Mane. Please do come out in support of the wonderful children who have dedicated themselves to music and these fine organizations.
Location: Parque de la Paz, Av. Itzaes x Calle 59
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Muxic: Robbin Blanco 3: Transition
Tonight’s performance is by Robbin Blanco, Sergio Aguilar and Kike Escalante. Fresh new voices in a wonderful new venue.
Location: Sala Mayamax in Gran Museo Maya
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Pina
(2011) A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) December 12, 2013

Yucatan Living Nationwide Festival: Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe

Yucatan Living Movie: La Vida Loca
(2008 France) La Vida Loca reflects a depressing and hopeless reality. The documentary, by photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda, follows some of the members of la dieciocho, the so-called 18th Street gang in a poor San Salvador neighborhood.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Shane
Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico (1953 USA). Director: George Stevens. A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. A classic film!
Location: Videosala del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Centro
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Cronocrímenes
(2007 Spain) A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
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: Baroque Music in the Ancient Churches of Merida
This series of performances is under the direction of Ileana Stefanova.
Location: Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Calle 21 x 18 Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Exit Through the Gift Shop
(2010 USA) The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.
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: Reportero
(2012 Mexico) Documentary about a veteran reporter and his colleagues at an embattled weekly newspaper challenge the drug cartels and corrupt local officials during an unprecedented wave of violence against journalists in Mexico.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) December 13, 2013

Yucatan Living Movie: One Giant Leap 2: What About Me?

(2008 USA) One Giant Leap have created a unique music, TV and film project. What About Me? is the culmination of 4 years work visiting 50 global locations collecting wisdom and musical jewels.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Anthology of Shorts: Charles Chaplin
(USA, 1917 – 1919) Directed by Charles Chaplin. You don’t get to see these every day!
Location: Videosala del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Centro
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Punch-Drunk Love
(2002 USA) A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson.
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 Movie: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
(2012) A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Movie: Magnolia
(1999 USA) An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore and a lot of other great stars in great performances.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

 

Saturday (Sabado) December 14, 2013

Yucatan Living Movie: Farewell
(2009 France) In 1929, celebrated journalist Lady Grace Drummond-Hay was invited to take part in the first round-the-world flight of a commercial airship, the LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin. Recently widowed from a man 50 years her senior and bored to tears with covering ladies fashion, Lady Grace leaped at the chance to be the only woman onboard one of the media sensations of the decade. Stars Willem Dafoe.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Noon Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Christmas Concert: Centro Cultural Wallis Violins Group
Centro Cultural Wallis has one of the best schools of the arts, including drama and music, in all of Mexico. Please come and support these young people. Let them know that their hard work and excellence is appreciated.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de Las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Ghost Writer
(2010 England) A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Location: Videosala del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Centro
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
(2013) The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

Alternative Music in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Concert: Ceiba Flava: Art and Fusion for the Community
If you haven’t been to a concert with the word “fusion” in it in Yucatan, do try to make it to at least one. We think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Location: Parque de Las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Mood Indigo
(2013 France) A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

Yucatan Living Movie: Amour
(2012 USA) Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple’s bond of love is severely tested. Academy Award winning film.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Sunday (Domingo) December 15, 2013

Yucatan Living Documentary: Asteroids: Mortal Impact
This documentary shows the threat of asteroids to the Earth and shows the importance of the Chicxulub Crater Theory in relation to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Location: Museo de Historia Natural, Calle 59 x Av. Itzaes
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

International String Quuartet of Yucatan Yucatan Living Concert: International String Quartet of Yucatan
The title of this performance is: Albinoni, Corelli, P.D.Q. Bach. These are Emmy Award winning songs, so do try to be at this performance.
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $50 pesos, $25 students and INAPAM

Yucatan Living Movie: The Intouchables
(2011 France) After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. An incredibly heart warming and engaging film.
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: A Separation
(2011 Persia) A married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer’s disease.
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) December 16, 2013

No events to report at the moment.

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Valladolid Christmas Concert: December 17
This event will feature the Choir of the City of Merida, along with the Valladolid Choir. Both are under the direction of Maestra Nidia Gongora Cervera.
Location: Casa de Los Venados, Valladolid
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Muelle Market-Bazar del Muelle ReOpening: December 19
Do your Christmas shopping here and help support local artisans and artists.
Location: Bamboo Beach Restaurant, Chicxulub
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Ricky Martin Concert in Cancun: December 28
This was announced in July. Will let you know when we learn more.
Location: Moon Palace, Cancun
Time: TBA
Admission: TBA – but there will only be 15,000 seats, so get your tickets as soon as they go on sale.

Yucatan Living Feldenkrais Personal Training Workshop: The Journey Inward: January 13-16
For More Information, visit the Feldenkrais Journey website.
Location: Casa Quetzal, Valladolid
Time: All day
Admission: $360 if registed by 12/13/2013, $440 after that

Have an event you want to promote? Email us at info [at] yucatanliving [dot] com and we’ll be happy to list it in our Events listing and our Month-at-a-Glance Calendar!

Events


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Please rate this article)
Loading ... Loading ...
Like this article? To be notified every time Yucatan Living
publishes another article, just subscribe by clicking here.





2 Responses to “Merida Events: Day of the Virgin”

  1. I can´t seem to find information on the sing-a-long on December 22nd. Am I missing something?

  2. My mistake, Joan… I linked to the wrong article. Please find the Sing-a-long info on Dec. 22 on this page: http://www.yucatanliving.com/events/merida-events-holiday-music.htm

    LEAVE A REPLY

I'd like to be notified by email when someone replies