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Merida Events: Election Week!

This Week… starting June 25, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Panaba Fiesta: June 26 through June 30
This is Panaba’s annual fiesta honoring San Pedro and San Pablo. Panaba is just inland to the southeast of San Felipe and Rio Lagartos. Almost everyone there is involved in either fishing or the cattle industry, or both. Languages spoken in Panaba include Mayan and Zapoteco. Look for good food at even the most humble establishment here!

Yucatan Living Samahil Fiesta: June 29 through July 7
This fiesta is in honor of San Pedro Abad, patrono del pueblo. It can easily be found by zooming in on this map.  Samahil is in a busy area, with plenty of artisans and craftsmen. This fiesta is a must attend event.

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) June 25, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for a list of ongoing events here

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 26, 2012

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova:Trio Vendaval
Under the direction of Elias Reyes, Trio Vendaval is the next best thing to comfort food for the soul in Yucatan.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Samson and DelilahSamson and Delilah
This is going to be the last performance, with Rodrigo Garcia Arroyo as Samson and the very special Carla Dirlikov as Delilah. To find out how an exceptionally talented young lady, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, became the darling of Yucatan, read our article about Carla Dirlikov.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Movie Series: Atomic Age Classics: Forbidden Planet
(1956 USA). Director: Fred M. Wilcox. Starring Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Robby the Robot. This film takes William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and transports it into a futuristic context. A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet’s colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
Location: Centro Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colón x Calle 20, García Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Meet Cri-Cri
This is the closing of the season performance for the 2011 – 2012 school year for the Centro Cultural Wallis Classical Dance Workshop. This school consistently turns out performers, in all disciplines, who are ready for the world stage. Please come and support Yucatan’s finest.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Canada Day and 4th of July PicnicFourth of July Picnic in Progreso, Yucatan
This is a fund-raiser for the IWC Scholarship Fund and the Merida Mens’ Club charities: the Chicxulub Food Bank and the EducaTE Yucatan Breakfast Program. Sponsored by International Women’s Club and Merida Mens’ Club, jointly with M.E.L.L., the Beach Gals and the Sons of the Beach. All You Can Eat Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Chicken with all the fixings. Attendees are welcome to bring a side dish for your group to share. There will be a raffle with great prizes, plenty of Rock and Roll music to dance to, and a cash bar. Bring a suit for swimming in the beautiful pool. There will also be games for children, such as a watermelon seed spitting contest and an egg in spoon race. Dance to the music of “Sol Survivor” while you’re there!
Location: La Casa del Malecon, Progreso, Yucatan
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Donation: Adults $125 pesos, children 6 – 12 $50 pesos, under 6 Free
Tickets Available: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524, x 66 y 68, Centro Merida, 924-8401, at all IWC and Mens Club functions, or by contacting (in Merida) Marie 999-908-7032 or Roger 999-112-0686. (in Progreso) Claudia 999-144-0848, Sharon 999-169-4704 or Reg 999-149-3048

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) June 27, 2012

Yucatan Living Musical Benefit Performance: Tributo a las Divas LiveTributo a las Divas Concert
All proceeds from this star studded performance will go to support not only the care of the more than 100 pediatric cancer patients served by Asociación Sueños de Ángel, but to help ease their families through this difficult time as well. This performance is under the general direction of Cristina Albornoz Caceres and the musical direction of David Ortiz Romero. To learn more about Asociación Sueños de Ángel, you can contact them through donacionsangre [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] mx; on Facebook under Sueños de Ángel and by telephone at: 944-1103 or 044-999-129-7037 (cell) or visit the website of Asociación Sueños de Ángel.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $135 pesos

Thursday (Jueves) June 28, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event as soon as we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.
Children's Choir

Yucatan Living Music: Children’s Choir of Wallis
Once again, one of the best performances of the season as the Workshop of Practica Coral gives us a look at all they have accomplished this year. Please do come out to support their dedication and talent. This performance is under the direction of Oribel Angulo.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 4:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Daniel Ayala Perez Youth Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Tonight’s performance will be Music of Spain. This youth orchestra is growing in fame and popularity and many will go on to perform in the Mexican National Youth Symphony Orchestra. The director of Yucatan’s Youth Symphony Orchestra is Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido. Please do come and support this fine orchestra.
Location: Peon Contreras Theater, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM ThursdayLos Juglares in Concert
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Los Juglares in Concert
Arguably, the most popular trova trio in Yucatan is under the direction of Cesar Marrufo. For this performance, the invited special guest is Pierre David.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 pm and 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $100 pesos

Friday (Viernes) June 29, 2012

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: The Wind
(U.S. 1928). Director: Victor Sjostrom. Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson and Dorothy Cumming. Letty, an innocent young girl from Virginia, moved to the prairies of Texas, where it seems that the wind never stops blowing and where sand is everywhere. She lives with relatives but there is no love lost there and she is pressured into a marriage she does not want. The film was shot in the Mojave Desert, under harsh weather conditions, and the sequence containing the sandstorm is said to be one of the most poetic in all of the filmography of Sjostrom.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: FonometricoFonometrico in Concert
This concert is to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the MACAY’s radio show Arteconexion. The performance tonight is by Fonometrico, a group that brings a wide variety of talent and experience together in one place. Plan on hearing everything from a lone accordion to classical music – and even psychedelic rock and reggae. The underlying sweetness of Yucatan’s own music helps to fuse these all into a fun genre that can easily be called “groovie” dance music.
Location: Museo MACAY, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Saturday (Sabado) June 30, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.Metamorfosis, Gay Dance

Yucatan Living Dance: Metamorfosis
This is a performance by the Yumaca Gay Dance Group, with choreography by Tobias Ojeda.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center, Calle 68 x 47
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday

Admission: General $80 pesos, with discounts $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: The Wind
(U.S. 1928). Director: Victor Sjostrom. Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson and Dorothy Cumming. Letty, an innocent young girl from Virginia, moved to the prairies of Texas, where it seems that the wind never stops blowing and where sand is everywhere. She lives with relatives but there is no love lost there and she is pressured into a marriage she does not want. The film was shot in the Mojave Desert, under harsh weather conditions, and the sequence containing the sandstorm is said to be one of the most poetic in all of the filmography of Sjostrom.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) July 01, 2012

Yucatan Living Music: “Gloria de VivaldiMerida Chamber Orchestra
What a wonderful opportunity to hear the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Merida perform with the Choir of the City. The Chamber Orchestra is under the direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido and the Choir of the City is under the direction of Maestra Nidia del Carmen Góngora Cervera, who began her own studies at the age of 13. Both directors have represented Yucatan throughout the nation and the world.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mexico’s Presidential Election Day (remember, no alcohol sold today!)

 

Monday (Lunes) July 02, 2012

Yucatan Living Habla Summer Workshops for Kids

Three different workshops for kids start today. Learn more:

Symmetry and Asymmetry, Family Albums, and Exploring the World of Painting. All for kids from 6 to 12 years old.

Yucatan Living Look for a list of ongoing events here

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Pandora’s Box: Engraving and Collage Techniques Workshop
Monday and Wednesday, July 2 to August 1

This workshop will be led by Lilian Rivera Juarez, who was born in Mexico City but now lives in Merida. She has received several international awards in China and her work has been exhibited in Mexico, Austria, Spain and China.
Location: Habla, Calle 26 No. 99B x 19 y 21  Col. Mexico
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (3 hours per session)
Admission: $950 pesos (basic material included)

Yucatan Living Free Improvisation: A Music Workshop
Monday July 9 to Thursday July 19

The teacher for this workshop is Dario Bernal Villegas, a drummer, composer and improviser, originally from Mexico City, trained in Mexico and London. The goal is to help the student find new ways to explore their instrument.
Location: Habla, Calle 26 No. 99B x 19 y 21  Col. Mexico
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Admission: $850 pesos.
For more information, e-mail: contact[at]habla[dot]org

Yucatan Living Unforgettable Concert: BolerosUnforgettable Concert: Boleros
Wednesday July 11, 2012
What you will hear tonight has been called the most romantic music of yesterday, today and always.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $50 pesos

Yucatan Living Summer Yoga at Semilla Yoga
These classes have been listed for Summer 2012

Theater in yoga for kids. Summer 2012 July 9 -27.
Intensive yoga for adults. Summer 2012, July  2 – August 10
Location: Semilla Yoga
More Information: Contact Semilla Yoga http://www.semillayoga.mx/contacto/

 

 

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