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Merida Events: Environmental Films

This Week… starting September 05, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week


Yucatan Living Dzan Fiesta: Sept. 6 – Sept. 14
This fiesta is in honor of Cristo de San Román. Dzan is located in the west-central part of the state, between Ticul and Mani. Dzan is a place you go to see archaeological zones and 17th century churches. This is truly rural Yucatan, where the people are mostly Mayans and the welcome mat is always out. A trip to Dzan is off the beaten trail, but well worth the time it takes to get there.

Yucatan Living Ucú Fiesta: Sept. 8
This fiesta is in honor of Natividad de la Virgen María. For our Santiago residents in Merida, the now restored church of the Nativity of Ucú was once a mission of your church in Santiago. Ucú is very close to the city. In fact, the city is rapidly expanding in that direction. So don’t wait for a fiesta to visit Ucú. You will love its small-town-near-the-big-city environment all the time. Also, Ucú is the site of one of the largest manufacturers of mosaico tiles in Merida.

 

In the City of Merida

 

Monday (Lunes) September 05, 2011

Yucatan Living Notice: Altered Monday Night Program
The Torch of the 2011 Pan American Games
The regularly scheduled Vaqueria will take place at 7:00 PM, instead of at 9:00 PM. The torch of the 2011 Pan American Games will be presented during a special show in Centro that will take place between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. The torch of the 2011 Pan American Games will be run – at night – from Dzibilchaltun, 23 km into Merida, with a total of 73 relays.Environmental Movies in Merida

Yucatan Living 1st International Festival of Environmental Cinema in Latin America and the Caribbean
Location: The Cinemas at Siglo XXI
Time: 11:00 am and 8:00 pm (Different movies)
Admission: Free
More information: To get an idea about the movies that will be shown, visit the FICMA website. We don’t know which movies will be shown which nights here in Merida, but they will come from this group. 

Yucatan Living Sculpture by Sebastian at the MACAY
There is currently a showing of the work done by Mexican sculptor Sebastian at the MACAY. Thus far, this show has drawn 10,000 visitors. According to Wikipedia, Sebastian is considered to be Mexico’s most famous living sculptor, so we encourage you to check out this exhibit.
Location: MACAY, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) September 06, 2011

Yucatan Living Music: Café Pena K’aay T’aan
Tonight’s performance features Dianely Rodriguez Moncada, Genovana Sanchez Briceno, Monserrat Jacqueline Camara Santos, and Anahi Manzanero Osorio.
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 64 x 63
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living
1st International Festival of Environmental Cinema in Latin America and the Caribbean
Location: The Cinemas at Siglo XXI
Time: None Given, but probably 11 AM and 8 PM like yesterday
Admission: Free
More information: Visit the FICMA website.

Yucatan Living Photography: History of the Escuela Modelo and the Liga de Accion Social.
This is the inauguration of an historical photo exhibition. The Modelo School, one of Merida’s oldest and best schools that has always been non-denominational and was founded as a “modern” school and intended to educate the working-classes from a secular, liberal, class-conscious perspective. The Liga de Acción Social was an institution also founded with liberal principles, and was concerned with, among other things, the education of the indigenous Maya. Both these famous Yucatan institutions were founded by Gonzalo Cámara Zavala.
Location: Lobby of the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 56 x 65
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 1st International Festival of Environmental Cinema in Latin America and the Caribbean
Location: The Cinemas at Siglo XXI
Time: 11:00 am and 8:00 pm (Different movies)
Admission: Free
More information: Visit the FICMA website 

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) September 07, 2011

Yucatan Living Celebration Concert: Reopening of Teatro Jose Peon ContrerasReopening of the Peon Contreras Theater
The title of this show is Yucatan, Land of the Sun. Featured tonight are:

  • The Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera
  • The Daniel Ayala Perez Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Yucatan, under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido
  • The Ballet Folklorico of the State of Yucatan, under the direction of Raul Castillo Alfaro
  • The AlSurDanza Company of Contemporary Dance, under the direction of Milton Acereto
  • The Classical Dance Company of the State of Yucatan, under the direction of Victor Salas
  • The Cesareo Chan Blanco Children’s Choir of the Youth Orchestra System of the State of Yucatan, under the direction of Jose Chan Blando
  • The Banda Sinfonica Juvenil of ICY, under the direction of Luis Fernando Luna Guarneros
  • The Big Band of the Jose Jacinto Cuevas Music Center, under the direction of Williams Muntz
  • Plus guest artists Madeleine Lizama “Candita,” Concepcion Leon Mora and Andrea Herrera.

Good heavens! That’s a lot of talent under one roof!
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM WednesdayVoices without Borders
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Choir: Voices Without Borders
This performance is a tribute to the Foundation of the Escuela Modelo.
Location: Lobby of the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Song and Dance: Programa Yucatan
This is probably Folkloric Dance and traditional music.
Location: Centro Cultural Carlos Acereto, Calle 55 x 38 y 40
Time: 8:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 1st International Festival of Environmental Cinema in Latin America and the Caribbean
Location: The Cinemas at Siglo XXI
Time: 11:00 am and 8:00 pm (Different movies)
Admission: Free
More information: Visit the FICMA website 

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 08, 2011

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

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: Blood & SandClassic Films in Merida Yucatan
(U.S. 1922) This movie stars Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee and Nita Naldi. Juan, played by Valentineo, is the son of a poor widow in Seville. Against his mother’s wishes he pursues a career as toreador.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Collective of Paintings, Graphics and Photographs
This is the opening of an exhibition that will continue through September 18. It is a tribute to Maestro Enrique Herrera Marin, put together by Maestro Manuel Lizama Salazar.
Location: Galeria Callejon de Congreso in Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57A
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tribute to Dance: Tango
This performance is by Grupo Tango Ritual, under the direction of Juan Manuel Coral.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM, Thursday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

Yucatan Living 1st International Festival of Environmental Cinema in Latin America and the Caribbean
Location: The Cinemas at Siglo XXI
Time: 11:00 am and 8:00 pm (Different movies)
Admission: Free
More information: Visit the FICMA website 

 

Friday (Viernes) September 09, 2011Blood and Sand

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: Blood & Sand
(U.S. 1922) Starring Rudolph Valentino, Lila Lee and Nita Naldi. Juan is the son of a poor widow in Seville. Against his mother’s wishes he pursues a career as toreador.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

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

Yucatan Living Tribute to Dance: Jazz
This performance is by Grupo Tecnicas del Arte – Studio of Dance, under the direction of Janette Pasos.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

Yucatan Living Beginning of the Symphony Season
September 9 and 11 (Friday and Sunday)
To celebrate their return to the Peon Contreras Theater and the beginning of Season XVI, the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan will open with a Gala Opera, which will include the participation of two amazing voices, winners of the first opera reality show in Mexico. The competition was called Opera Prima, Voices of the Bicentennial, which was hosted by Channel 22 of Conaculta. Soprano Maria Patricia Santos was the First Place winner and Tenor Alan Pingarron won Second Place. This performance will be a musical journey through Italian opera of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, spanning no less than four genres.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday: 9:00 PM  Sunday: 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available Online and at the Box Office for $100, $150, $200

Yucatan Living 1st International Festival of Environmental Cinema in Latin America and the Caribbean
Location: The Cinemas at Siglo XXI
Time: 11:00 am and 8:00 pm (Different movies)
Admission: Free
More information: Visit the FICMA website 

 

Saturday (Sabado) September 10, 2011

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.

Yucatan Living Rummage Sale to Support Chelem Toy Drive: September 10, 2011
All proceeds of this sale will go to benefit the Chelem Christmas Dreams Toy Drive. Included in the sale are name brand clothes in all sizes. Some new with tags at a fraction of the original price. To view the clothes go to this link Name Brand Clothes. Many more clothes and items will be added. If you have anything you would like to donate please contact First Mate Mary on Yolisto by PM or call her at 999-137-3521. After Sept. 2, you can drop donations by her casa or call her and make arrangements for her to pick them up.
Location: In front of the green government building in Chelem
Time: Begins at 8:00 AM 
Admission: Free but bring plenty of cash and plan to shop til you drop.

Yucatan Living Art: Individual Exhibition
The is the opening of an exhibition that will continue through October 9. It is a showing of the paintings of Alexander Ovcharov.
Location: Principal Gallery of Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57Classic Films in Yucatan
Time: 1:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: The Thief of Baghdad
(1920 – 1931) Starring John Barrymore and Douglas Fairbanks. A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tribute to Dance: Folkloric
This is a performance by Grupo Folkloric Raices, under the direction of Adrian Cerda.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

Yucatan Living Boxing Extravaganza
From what we hear, there will be at least six boxing matches tonight, one of which will feature Ivan Montero, a native of Tlaxcala, against Pablo "Ruso" Montero, from Veracruz. Montero has 99 official amateur boxing matches under his belt, and is a 7 time National Olympic medalist, with three gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes.
Location: Siglo XXI Convention Center, on the road to Progreso
Time: 8:00 pm Saturday
Admission: From $50 pesos

 

Sunday (Domingo) September 11, 2011Documentaries in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Olympic Peninsula: A Place of Contrasts
Discover the fascinating Olympic Peninsula (Washington State) through its scenic temperate rainforests, valleys with lush flora and fauna and breathtaking glaciers where several rivers are born.
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: The Thief of Baghdad
(1920 – 1931) Starring John Barrymore and Douglas Fairbanks. A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM SundayContemporary Dance in Merida
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tribute to Dance: Contemporary
This is a performance by Cressida Danza Contemporanea, under the direction of Lourdes Luna.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $60 pesos

Coming SoonJuan Pablo II

Yucatan Living The Relics of Pope John Paul II to Visit Merida: October 1, 2011
The relics of Yucatan’s beloved Pope John Paul II will be on display in Campeche on Friday, September 30, in Merida on Saturday, October 1, in Cancun on Sunday, October 2, and in Chetumal on Monday, October 3. The relics include a wax figure of the late pontiff and a drop of his blood. 
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Admission: Certainly is free

Yucatan Living Operas at the Movies: Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart: October 1
This season will present eleven new operas beginning in September 2011 and concluding in June 2012.
Location: Movie Theaters at Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: Brief Talk: 11:30 AM, Movie Begins: 12:00 PM (all 1st Saturdays)
Admission: $50 peso donation to Opera Yucatan

Yucatan LivingTekax Expo Feria del Comercio 2011: Mid-October
More than fifty local merchants and artisans will have their best work on display. While you’re there, don’t forget to go by the Furniture Mart (Mueblería de Mart) to see the hand-carved pieces by Jorge Martin Zapata. His work is currently being shown in the galleries of the better hotels in the tourist zone in Quintana Roo. 
Location: Tekax
Dates, Times: More as we receive it
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Semi-Finals for New Voices of the MayabNew Voices of the Mayab
October 21: Valladolid
October 28: Progreso

There will be 12 contestants each night. This is the 4th year of this contest. It all culminates in a huge event during the State Fair atX’matquil in November. This contest began after there was a contest to replace Timbiriche members as they aged out of the famous young group. When the contests were over, 600 young people in Yucatan had been identified as having voices that would be of commercial value. Yucatan immediately took advantage of this newly discovered natural resource and we now enjoy some of the best young voices, in both choirs and commercial groups, in the world.

Yucatan Living Joaquin Sabina in Concert: October 30, 2011
Singer Joaquin Sabina brings his new tour “El Penultimo Tren” to Merida.
Location: Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI, Calle 60 Norte #299-E Ex-Codemex, Col. Revolución, Between Gran Plaza and Liverpool 
Time: TBA
Admission: Tickets at Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI
Prices: $1,500 (Diamante), $1,200 (VIP), $900 (Platino), $600 (Oro) and $350 (Plata).
Info: 941-60-95 and 313-10-66.

Yucatan Living First Annual Merida Music Festival: November 20
All day music festival featuring 20 bands, including bands from Cuba, Ireland and the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan. Only 2000 tickets will be sold. The event will be catered by Hennessy’s, everyone’s favorite Irish pub. 
Location: At Hacienda Dzibikak… if you have never been there, this will be a great opportunity to see one of Yucatan’s lovely renovated haciendas.
Time: More information to follow.
Admission: Tickets will be $195 USD per person or $350 USD per couple.

 

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