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Merida Events: Easter and Music

This Week… starting April 07, 2014

Art In The City

Yucatan Living Tours of the Cathedral Begin in English
The tour includes the choir loft, the north belltower, parts of the roof and more! This news is very exciting because these spaces were previously off limits. We often forget that we live with the second oldest Cathedral in the New World, the Cathedral of San Ildefonso. Merida’s cathedral is built on top of the Mayan city of T’ho. Many of the stones used in the construction of the cathedral and other old structures in Merida were taken from the temples of this ancient city. These tours will be a way for English speakers to learn more about the Cathedral and better appreciate its role in the history of Yucatan.
Time: The tour in English is on Saturdays at 10:00 AM. The tour in Spanish is on Saturdays at 4:00 PM.
Admission: $50 pesos per person with tickets available inside the main doors of the Cathedral.

Yucatan Living Exhibition: Spring Colors: Benjamin Ramirez
This is an exhibition of contemporary art by Benjamin Ramirez. Please see Yucatan Living’s article about Benjamin Ramirez, Gentleman Artist, to learn more. Opens March 27 and continues into May.
Location: Galeria del Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exposition: Habanerorama Art Shows in Merida Yucatan Mexico
This is an exhibition of the works of Samuel Barrera, a local artist with a very distinct style. Samuel’s view of the world is fresh and clear, and his work is easily recognizable. Everyone can find something to love about this man’s work. Started March 28.
Location: Galeria La Eskalera, Calle 70 x 59 and 57, Santiago, Merida
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The MACAY
Merida is fortunate to have a thriving modern art museum, the MACAY, that has a quarterly schedule for changing exhibits. This quarter started April 1 and goes until the end of June. Exhibits include works by Juan Gabriel Peón, Ermilo Torre Gamboa, Natasha Gray, Joan Miró, Vicente Rojo, Lola Álvarez Bravo and more. Be sure to visit sometime before the end of June!
Location: MACAY, Calle 60 between Calle 61 and 63, next to the Cathedral
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s MACAY Joins Google Art Project
As of March 18, the works of Francisco Garcia Ponce will be available for few to museum quality art lovers around the world. This Google Art Project began in 2011 with just 17 museums. Today, it boasts over 300 collections with 55,000 works of art in museums around the world. The collection that will be shared by the MACAY contains 119 works by Francisco Garcia Ponce, completed between 1957 and 1986. The media includes acrylic paint, mixed media, collage, and printmaking. These works were all chosen in honor of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Francisco Garcia Ponce Museum in the MACAY.
Location: At the MACAY, and of course, online at Google
Admission: Free

 

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) April 07

Yucatan Living No Events planned for today

 

Trova Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoTuesday (Martes) April 08, 2014

Yucatan LivingTuesday of Trova: Dueto Zazil-Kay
This is an excellent duet with a real following here in Merida. If you want to hear some authentic trova, check them out.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free:

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) April 09, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Orquesta Tipica
(Argentina 2006) Twelve guys looking like punk rockers pushing a piano down the street. Their sound is elaborate but raw. Their music is politically committed while historically linked to counterculture.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Heli
(Mexico 2013) Love story between a young girl and a police man, both of them had connections with drugs but in opposite ways. This will create a conflict that love will try to overcome.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) April 10 , 2014

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: El Misterio del Hezbola
(Mexico 2011) Documentary about war in Lebanon.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Three Colors: White
(France 1994) Second of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society shows a Polish immigrant who wants to get even with his former wife.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free in April

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: House of Flying Daggers
(China 2004) A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Stories We Tell
(Canada, 2013) A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) April 11, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: .56% What Happened to Mexico?
(Mexico) This is the story of the battle for power in Mexico; the story of a man, known as AMLO, who was once the mayor of Mexico City. He ran for President (a photo of his visit to Merida is here to the right), lost, and challenged his country’s institutions by proclaiming himself legitimate AMLO visits Meridapresident after losing the 2006.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Rushmore
(USA 1998) The king of Rushmore prep school is put on academic probation.
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 Pok ta pok: Representation of the Maya Ball Game
Come to the historic center of Merida and enjoy a live replay of the ancestral Maya ball game.
Location: Calle 60 entre 61 y 63, opposite the Cathedral
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Politics in Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie Series: Politics and Cinema: “Shadow of Caudillo” (La sombra del Caudillo)
(Mexico, 1960). Director: Julio Bracho The movie, situated in post-revolutionary Mexico, describes the way politics were done in that era. Ignacio Jimenez is chosen as the candidate of the Partido Radical Progresista, but he isn’t so sure about it because he knows his boss, El Caudillo, has chosen another candidate. Several political moves are done between the parties, leading to a thunderous climax.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie Poster Exhibit
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Hair India
(Italy 2008) The journey of a young Indian woman’s hair, donated to the Temple to be then converted into exquisite hair extensions in Italy.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) April 12, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: La Gran Belleza
(Italy 2013) Italian documentary about the beauties of Rome, as seen through the eyes of an aging writer and Roman resident.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Classical Music in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Classical Music: Banda Sinfónica Juvenil de Yucatán
Please do take time out to come and experience this marvelous youth band. They work very hard and it pays off by their being one of the best youth bands in all of Latin America.
Location: Parque de San Juan, Calle 62 x 67
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Kill Bill Vol. 1
(USA 2003) The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her, a team she was once part of. Stars the always-beautiful Uma Thurman in a killer role.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie Series: Politics and Cinema: “Z”
(France, Algeria, 1969). Director: Costa-Gavras. Starring: Yves Montand , Irene Papas and Jacques Perrin. Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles. This movie not only won the 1969 Jury Prize in Cannes, but the Oscar for 1970. It was a breakout movie in its time.
Location : Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero Calle 62 x 61
Time : 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission : Free

Yucatan Living Movie: First Position
(2011) A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. If you love dance, you’ll love this. If you don’t, you’ll still love the drama of this movie.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Kill Bill Vol. 2
(USA 2004) The Bride (Uma Thurman) continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

 

Sunday (Domingo) April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday in Merida

Yucatan LivingPalm Sunday
Look for crosses and other things woven from palm leaves being sold on the street in front of the Catedral on the Plaza Grande.

Yucatan Living Documentary about Nature
Always a great documentary about natural history.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Youth Orchestra from Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living The Pedro Hoil Children’s Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica Infantil Pedro Hoil
This is the official VII Season Concert for this wonderful young orchestra. The title of the performance is “Around the Overtures, Waltzes and Polkas”. Guest Directors include Ivan Clemente, José Ruiz, Héctor Carvajal and Aarón Sánchez. Please do come out and enjoy the talent of these young directors and one of the best young orchestras in Latin America.
Location: : Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: : 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: : Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox
(USA 2009) An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie Series: Politics and Cinema: The Battle of Algiers
(Italy – Algeria, 1965) Writer/Director: Gillo Pontecorvo. Starring Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi y Brahim Haggiag. In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. This film won the 1966 Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: The Darjeeling Limited
(USA 2007) A year after their father’s funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) April 14

Yucatan Living Easter Monday
Semana Santa Begins!

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Bici-Ruta de Progreso New Bici Ruta in Progreso Yucatan Mexico
Bring your bike, your skates, or any other kind of non-motorized travel you may have, and come to enjoy a few hours of quality family time in Progreso. Additional activities include: sand sculptures, recreational games, soccer and volleyball as well as entertainment in the Parque de la Paz. This event will run from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and its route will begin at the Casa de Pastel (the Cake House), west on the Malecon and then back east on Calle 21.

Yucatan Living Ria de Progreso
This is an estuary and natural tourist site that is planning new activities to welcome local, national and foreign tourists this Easter holiday.

Merida Marathon in April 2014

Yucatan Living Medio Maratón de la Ciudad de Mérida 21 km, April 20 in Merida
This is an official marathon. All of the details are already online on the Medio Marathon’s website. Please read that website carefully as such things as locations to purchase tickets change as time for the marathon draws closer. Note: This event also includes a 5 km walk, so there is something here for everyone.

Yucatan Living Semana Santa’s Religious Days Observed in Mexico:
April 13, Palm Sunday
April 14, Holy Monday
April 15, Holy Tuesday
April 16, Holy Wednesday
April 17, Maundy Thursday
April 18, Good Friday
April 19, Easter Saturday (or Holy Saturday)
April 20, Easter Sunday (or Easter Sunday)
April 21, Easter Monday, a public holiday in some communities

Yucatan Living Concert: International String Quartet of Yucatan April 17
The program has changed for this concert and everyone will really enjoy the selection. Included in the new program are Howells – Fantasy for String Quartet Op. 25
Grieg – String Quartet in G min. Op 27.
Location: Hacienda Xcanatun on the road to Progreso
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos. There are only 15 tickets left, so please call 930-2149 and help sell this marvelous group out again.

Yucatan Living Easter Dinner at Hotel Zamna Saturday April 19
Hotel Zamna will be hosting a special, four course dinner, followed by one of their famous prize quizzes.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 #547 x 70 y 72, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: Doors Open at 7:00 PM, Dinner Served at 7:30 PM
Admission: $150 pesos available from hotel reception between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
More information: Call: (999) 924-0103

Yucatan Living Concert: Chris Lee and Nikolay Dimitrov (violin & viola) Sunday April 20
This is a special concert that will include music by Mozart, Halvorsen and Martinu.
Location: at the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: $ 50 pesos

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra – May Schedule
There will be three performances by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan in May 2014.
Program 10: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi May 9 & 11
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the violin of Stephanie Chase. http://stephaniechase.com/ Music is by Vivaldi and Respighi.
Locations: Jose Peon Contreras Theater , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday and 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: purchase tickets online or by calling (999) 923-1333

Yucatan Living XXVII Marathon of the Marina 2014 June 8
This marathon has grown to be one of the largest in Yucatan. The prize pool this year is more than $500,000 pesos, and includes two compact cars, two motorcycles, and trips to the Riviera Maya. The marathon will be a total distance of 42.195 km and the half-marathon will be 21 km. Registration: May 5 to June 6:
Location: Begins at the Monumento a la Patria on Paseo de Montejo. Ends at the Malecon in Progreso.
Time: Marathon will begin at 5:00 AM
Registration: Register in IDEY offices, located in Gimnasio Polifuncional (CALLE 60 x 21 # 312 Col. Alcalá Martín): 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Fee: May 5 through May 25: $150 pesos. May 26 through June 6: $180 pesos

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
April 26, DON PASQUALE by Donizetti
May 3, Wagner’s Bicentennial – TRISTAN und ISOLDE
The cycle “The Ring of the Nibelung” by Richard Wagner will be shown (Saturdays at noon):
May 24, 2014 – Introduction (Opera talk and documentary)
May 31, 2014 – DAS RHEINEGOLD (The Rhine Gold)
June 7, 2014 – DIE WALKÜRE (The Valkyrie)
June 14, 2014 – SIEGFRID
June 21, 2014 – GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (Twilight of the Gods)
Location: Sala Mayamax del Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Film: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free
More Information at website: operayucatan.org

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