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This Week… starting August 11, 2014

Yucatan Living Two more weeks of Summer Vacation
School begins again on Monday, August 25, but still look for plenty of beach and water action along the coast of Yucatan – and don’t forget that the mood (and visitors) will be on the way to and from the beaches for at least two weeks after school begins.

In The City

Yucatan Living Traditional Fiesta in San Sebastian in Merida
This fair goes on for two weeks. Go down to Parque San Sebastian at night and join in the festivities… there is always something going on!

Yucatan Living Wilberto Canton Theater Festival: August 2 – 16Plays in Merida Yucatan Mexico Last week and most of this week, there will be more theater performances in Merida than anyone can imagine. The festival is to showcase the marvelous dramatic talent produced in this state, along with its exceptionally talented directors. The festival is in honor of master composer, poet, teacher, administrator and cultural ambassador to Belgium and UNESCO, and a favorite son of Merida, Wilberto Canton. Performances are listed with regular events below. Most events will be in Spanish.Check the events here!

Local Book Fair in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living LIX Municipal Book Fair
Great opportunity to find books. Ends on August 17.
Location: Municipal Palace, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM to 11 PM
Admission: Free

Monday (Lunes) August 11, 2014

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan Summer Repetitions
“Otello” by Verdi. These events are sponsored by Opera Yucatan, A.C., a non-profit civil association created to promote the art of opera in Yucatan. During their “Seasons of Opera at the Movies” they have shown 40 operas in 60 shows and 6,658 persons came to see operas at the movies. Facebook: operayucatan, Website: operayucatan.org
Location: Sala Mayamax, Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) August 12, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Little Miss Sunshine
(U.S. 2006). Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Starring Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin and Alan Arkin. A seven year old girl, from a dysfunctional family, prepares to compete in a beauty pageant. Charming, uplifting movie.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Traditional Trova in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trío Del Sureste
This trio is part of the growing group of trovador trios that keep trova alive and defined for their generation in Yucatan.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) August 13, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: The Hamsters
(Mexico 2012) Rodolfo and Beatriz are the parents of two joung kids: Jessica and Juan. Together they form a family that apparently makes all thepossible to remain with any comunication between them. An ordinary family in which each tries to hide their secrets well despite living under the same roof.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Two Biographical Documentaries
Dali, Master of Dreams (Spain, 2004), by Manuel Palacios and Goya: A Biographical Documentary (Spain, 2011) by Jose Blas Molina Sonano.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Rock Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Music: The Route of Rock
This very popular musical performance is under the direction of Tomas Martin.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $50 pesos, Students and INAPAM: $25 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Diego Star
(Canada 2013)A serious accident occurs on board the Diego Star, a dilapidated Russian cargo ship. Traore, a mechanic from the Ivory Coast, is unfairly blamed for it. The ship is towed to the nearest shipyard for repairs. In the interim, crew members find shelter with the inhabitants of the small local village.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Thursday (Jueves) August 14, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Cheatin
(USA 2013) In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming “other” woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden “soul machine”, Ella takes the form of Jake’s numerous lovers, desperately fighting through the malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny. Written and directed by Bill Plympton.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Patlabor: The Mobile Police
(1989) Director: Mamoru Oshi. Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller, Robots
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Merida English Speaking CommunityYucatan Living An Evening of Merida Magic
This is another magical evening of wine tasting, art and good food. Galeria Merida owner, Paula Sievert, will be featuring the art of Carlos Priego from Cholul. Wine guide for the evening is Victor Cruz.
Location: Garden of Galeria Merida, Calle 59 x 50
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Members: $250 pesos, Non-members: $300 pesos. Tickets available at the Merida English Library.

Yucatan Living Movie: Alamar
(Mexico 2009) Before their inevitable farewell, a young man of Mayan roots and Natan, his half Italian son, embark on an epic journey into the open sea.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Holy Field Holy War
(Poland 2013) Small farmers around the world are under stress. Their struggle is far from the scrutiny of cameras and the media. In Poland, where more than sixty percent of the total area is taken up by farming, new forces are competing for the land. What is happening in Poland is a warning to take to heart.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) August 15 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Los Insolitos Peces Gato
(Mexico 2013) Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next to hers. Martha, who lives alone with her four children, gains Claudia’s trust. When she gets out of the hospital, she spontaneously offers Claudia to go home with them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Film Series: Anime Films 02: Lovely Complex
(2006). Director: Kitano Ishikawa. Drama, Romance, Comedy… all in anime.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Til Madness Do Us Part
(Japan 2013) Wang’s documentary confines the viewer to one of the upper stories of an isolated asylum in southwest China.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Paprika
(Japan 2006) When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient’s dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) August 16, 2014

Yucatan Living Overnight Birdwatching Tour: August 16 & 17
This is an overnight trip to Rio Lagartos, Yucatan
Meeting Point: Altabrisa Plaza (In front of Burger King
Meeting Time: Saturday, August 16 at 10:00 AM
Return Time: Sunday, August 17 at 4:00 PM
Fee: $650 pesos – includes van with driver and a guide who specializes in birds. Not Included: Lodging and meals.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 14 at www.festivalavesyucatan.com
Recommendations: Bring water, snacks, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and walking shoes, binoculars and a camera if you have one.
More info: LARN. Marigel Campos Call: +52 (999) 988-4436 ext. 113 e-mail: infotoh [at] pronatura-ppy [dot] org [dot] mx

Yucatan Living Movie: 40 Days of Silence
(Netherlands 2014 ) 40 Days of Silence is the story of four women in Central Asia in key moments of their lives, discovered through their different ages. It is a trip into an unconscious and intimate female world. It is an attempt to portray broken identities and women who confront their own will to choose and decide.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Film Series: Anime Films 02: 5 Centimeters per Second
(Japan 2007). Director: Makoto Shinkai.Animation, Drama, Romance
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Cumbres
(Mexico 2013) Due to a tragedy, two sisters abruptly flee from their hometown. Miwi, the younger one, with no clear idea of what happened, drives untiringly to save her sister Juliana, implicating her in the misadventure. Their journey creates a bittersweet relationship marked by pain, guilt and love.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Theater in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Sacbé: Regional Performing Arts Circuit
This week’s treat is “Ecos de una espera” (Echos of a Wait), performed by Factotum Escena of Queretaro.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center, Calle 68 x 47
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $70 pesos, Students and INAPAM: $50 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: The Godfather
(USA 1972) The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) August 17, 2014

Yucatan Living Documentary: Solar System
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Classical Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Chamber Sundays: Recital of Classical Voice
This performance features Soprano Abigail Coral Almeida, accompanied by Pianist Zuleika Diaz.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission:$50 pesos

Yucatan Living Film Series: Anime Films 02: Haru and The Cats
(Japan 2012). After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: District 9
(France 2007) An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. A bleak but powerful story.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) August 18, 2014

Yucatan Living No Events to report at the moment.

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Date to Note: School Vacation Begins July 15, ends August 15

Yucatan Living Wildlife Photo Master Class Beginning in September
Dates: September 4 – 7, 2014 (with Brian Skerry; October 30 – Noveber 2, 2014 (wqith Steve Winter), and December 11 – 14, 2014 (with Tim Laman). These instructors are three of the most well-known National Geographic photographers. The intensive three-night program lets photographers of all levels – from the novice to the advanced enthusiast – step into the role of nature photo-journalist as they capture some of the more than 200 species of birds and native wildlife within the protected sanctuary of Mayakoba’s exotic mangrove forests and waterways.
The “Wildlife Photo MasterClass” Package Includes:
• Three-nights accommodation in an exclusive Luxury Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba
• One-on-one guidance and review from professional photographers on composition, lighting, metering, equipment and how to Achieve the “wow factor”
• Welcome conference, photography workshops and closing lecture where students can showcase Their Work from the weekend
• Daily waterborne and walking excursions and waterways through the mangrove jungles of Mayakoba
• Excursions to nearby reserves heritage sites and providing opportunity to photograph the iconic ‘Mot-Mot’ bird as well as Mayan ruins
• Welcome cocktail and hors d’oeuvres , daily breakfast, a lunch and dinner for two at Banyan Tree Mayakoba’s award-winning restaurants
• Gift certificate from Bayan Tree Mayakoba Gallery 20% discount on all Spa Banyan Tree Mayakoba services
Location: Mayakoba Resort in Riviera Maya, 40 minutes from the Cancun International Airport and 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen.
Price: Packages start at $2,499 for three nights, which includes taxes and fees. Rate is per villa and based on double occupancy. A minimum stay of three nights is required. Reservations are extremely limited. For More Information www.wildlifephotomasterclass.com

Yucatan Living Bird-a-thon Xocch’ich: November 21 through 23
The biggest birdwatching competition on the Yucatan Peninsula. More Information as it becomes available. Mark your calendars!

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