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Merida Events: Gay Rights on Film




This Week… starting June 06, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Quintana Roo Fiesta: June 8 through June 12

Yes – we have a municipality named Quintana Roo. This fiesta is in honor of San Bernabe. Quintana Roo is a little triangular municipality in the center of the state. it is just east of Tunkas and just north of Dzitas. There are less than 1,000 people in the municipality and over half of them speak Maya. This is a rural municipality that makes its living from a variety of agricultural industries, so look for excellent leatherwork here too.

Yucatan Living Opichen Fiesta: June 8 through June 12

This fiesta is in honor of San Bernabe. Opichen is not a large municipality. It is almost surrounded by Kopoma, Maxcanu, and Halacho, with a little bit of its southern border shared with the State of Campeche. 80% speaks maya and nahuatl. This is cattle and pork country, so look for excellent leatherwork here.

Yucatan Living Teya Fiesta: June 11Fiestas in Yucatan

This fiesta is in honor of San Bernardino. Teya is a tiny municipality in the central eastern part of the state. It is directly south of Cansahcab and east of Suma. The last census showed just over 1,900 people living in Teya, with over 1,200 of them speaking Mayan. Don’t count Teya off your list because it is small. Teya is also one of the best cared-for locations in all of Yucatan, so go visit and see the lifestyle they have developed. A little less than half of the population works in agriculture, and almost a third work in the tourism industry. This is an interesting little place.

Yucatan Living Tinum Fiesta: June 12 

This fiesta is in honor of San Antonio de Padua. Everybody knows where Tinum is because that is the municipality where Chichén Itzá is located. The artisans here make wonderful hammocks and are well known for their stone carving skills. Tourism is the largest employment sector in this municipality.

 

In the City of Merida

 

Monday (Lunes) June 06, 2011Grupo Folklorico Raices

Yucatan Living Dance: Grupo Folklorico Raices
This folkloric dance performance is under the direction of Adrian Cerda and begins the last week of the Gran Temporada de Danza.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 07, 2011

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Principes
This musical performance is under the direction of Raul Alvarado
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM TuesdayConventos in Yucatan
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Presentation of the Piece of the Month: 415th Anniversary of the Convent of Nuns
The nuns and the convent on Calle 63 at Calle 64 have been around a long time!
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 9:00 AM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Yucatan “Daniel Ayala Perez”
This “Eduardo Canto Arce” musical Concert is under the direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido
Location: Salon de Creadores Maestro Manuel Lizama Salazar del Instituto de Cultura de Yucatan, Calle 18 x 23 y 25, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Queens
(Spain 2005). Five mothers cope with the drama that surrounds their gay sons at a mass wedding. A timely film, considering the mass wedding that is conducted in Progreso here in Yucatan every June (see this week’s Yucatan News article).
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) June 08, 2011

Yucatan Living Dance: 10th Anniversary of Grupo Folklorico Nuevo Sol
This folkloric dance performance is part of the dance festival that ends this week and is under the direction of Maria Jose Palma.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Prayers for BobbyPrayers for Bobby
(U.S. 2009). Starring Sigourney Weaver. This film is the true story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) June 09, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG (Month At A Glance)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 Werner Herzog Cinema Series: Grizzly Man
(U.S. – Germany, 2005) A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM ThursdayBarbara Fox
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Barbara Fox
This performance is under the musical direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera. Barbara Fox is the only open transsexual woman in the Yucatan, according to our research. She has had a 30 year career in the arts in Mexico City, and then here in her native Yucatan. She is an accomplished performer and this should be a great show!
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday

Admission: Free (limited seating)

Yucatan LivingOpening of the Exposition: Alternative Cosmos
This art exhibit opens tonite and continues through August 1, 2011. The show features the work of Enrique Trava and Ariel Guzman.
Location: Foro Cultural AMARO, Calle 59 x 60 y 62
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Milk
(U.S. 2008) Directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emile Hirsch. This is the well-told story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) June 10, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG (Month At A Glance) 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 Dance: Selected Folkloric Groups from Different Municipalities
This dance event will continue throughout the weekend, ending Sunday.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM FridayArt Exhibit in Merida Yucatan
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exhibition: The Wall
The work of Jorge Patron will be on exhibit.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: The Heart Exposed
(1986). When 24 year old aspiring actor Mathieu meets and falls for 39 year old Jean-Marc who has just ended a seven year relationship, things are not all roses. In addition to their age difference there’s the matter of Mathieu’s five year old son from a previous marriage. Life is so complicated!
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) June 11, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG (Month At A Glance)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.Pantaleon y las Visitadoras

Yucatan Living LatinoAmericano Cinema Series: Pantaleon y las Visitadoras
(2000) The Peruvian army captain, Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of ‘visitors’ to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts.
Location: Audiovisual, Centro Cultural Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 pm, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Voices Without Borders Presents “Bingo Show
This choral performance is under the direction of Carlos Tello.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Selected Folkloric Groups from Different Municipalities
This dance extravaganza continues throughout the weekend.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Werner Herzog Cinema Series: Aguirre: The Wrath of God
(Germany, 1972) In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition out of the mountains of Peru and down the Amazon in search of the legendary city of gold, El Dorado. The film shows the descent of the group into madness, set against the tropical and unforgiving rainforest of the Amazon. The soundtrack was composed and performed by a German progressive band called, of all things, Popol Vuh.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) June 12, 2011

Yucatan Living LatinoAmericano Cinema Series: Elipsi II
We cannot find out anything about this film… which makes it sound very mysterious!
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Video Documentary: Challenging the Extremes
Another movie we cannot find out anything about!
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Selected Folkloric Groups from Different Municipalities
This event continues all weekend… this is the last day.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Coming Soon


Yucatan Living 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Women’s Championship: June 13 – 18
Participants in this international basketball event are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, United States and Venezuela, with two countries from the Central American and Caribbean sub-zone also to be announced later in the Spring. The top three placed teams from both championships will qualify for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships in France.
Location: Polifuncional Stadium, Calle 60 across from Salvador Alvarado Stadium
Time: TBA
Admission: TBA

Yucatan Living Summer Arts School for Kids: July 11 – Aug. 4
This is a four-week international bilingual program for local and international students ages 8-13. The summer course will be taught in both English and Spanish by an array of educators and teaching artists from the United States and Mexico. This extraordinary team of teachers will offer the students a multi-disciplinary exploration of the theme of "Beneath the Surface" through the visual arts, music, dance, theater, and creative writing. Students will read a variety of books–in Spanish and English–and will create public performances and exhibits each week of the program. Contact Habla through their website, www.habla.org
Location: Habla, Calle 26 No. 99 B x 19 y 21 Col. México Shakira in Merida
Time: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Yucatan Living Shakira in Merida, City of Peace: July 16,2011
This will be a massive free concert by a singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and Colombian, who sings pop rock in Spanish and English. Shakira can easily be called one of the most influential entertainers, worldwide, of the 21st century! The recent Juanes’ concert saw a 26% increase in tourism in the city, so we can only imagine the effect this international wonder will have on Merida’s hotel industry alone. Mark your calendars and make your plans to be in Merida on July 16 for this internationally acclaimed event.
Location: La Plancha (the open area north of the former train station)
Time: TBA
Admission: Free !!!

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