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Merida Events: Happy Birthday, Progreso!

This Week… starting June 30, 2014

In The City


This week marks the celebration of the 143 Anniversary of the Municipality of Progreso, which means that summer vacation has unofficially begun and the beaches of Yucatan are the destinations of choice for the next six to eight weeks. The schedule for beach entertainment is never set in stone. You can count on beach soccer, volleyball, and sporting events (canoe, kayak, wind surf, etc) during the day and music at night, and that’s about as specific as it gets until last minute announcements. We’ll do our best to bring those last minute announcements to you on our Facebook page.

LA68’s New Workshops
For our readers who speak Spanish, LA68 is a resource you may not have yet considered. They show Movies (Wednesday – Saturday, 9:00 PM, $30 pesos p/p), but what struck our eye this week is the variety of painting, writing, quilting, dancing, yoga and even botanical workshops now available. The botanical lectures on native plants will be held on the first Friday of every month. It may be best to stop by LA68, at Calle 68 #470A x 55, Centro Merida, to double check on times, tuitions, and length of courses as some have already begun.

Grand Masters: Transition and Changes in Mexican Painting
An ongoing painting exhibit, featuring Rufino Tamayo, Carlos Merida, Rafael Coronel, Francisco Toledo and more. Well worth seeing. Exhibit lasts until August 16.
Location: Galeria de Peon Contreras, Calle 60 between 57 and 59
Hours: No info on this… sorry :-)
Admission: Free

Students of Alicia Alonso
Opening June 30 at 6 pm, an exhibit of the students of Alicia Alonso’s workshop for the years 2013 and 2014. No indication how long the exhibit will be showing.
Location: Casa de Cultura Mayab, Calle 63 x 64 y 66
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm
Admission: We are pretty sure it is free

Antología del Cine Iberoamericano
Three movies, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, begin a month-long Antología del Cine Iberoamericano, which is an anthology of films from countries and/or areas that are former colonies of Spain and/or Portugal. These movies will be shown at the Olimpo, beginning on July 3, Thursday.

Monday (Lunes) June 30, 2014

Yucatan Living No Events to report at the moment

 

Tuesday (Martes) July 01, 2014

Yucatan Living Progreso’s 143rd Birthday is July 1

Trova Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Romance
These weekly performances are by trios and groups that belong to the state association of trova troubadours. Each trio is extremely talented and has earned its place among the greats.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) July 02

Yucatan LivingMonthly Meeting La Liga de La Leche Merida
If you have ever been pregnant or close to someone who was, you know about La Leche League. It’s good to know that La Leche is also represented in Merida. If you need their services, please know that you are invited to attend the meeting, held monthly.
LocationCalle 15 #266 por 38 y 40. Col. García Gineres
Time 10:00 AM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Liv & Ingmar
(UK 2012) A documentary about the 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

La Jaula de OroYucatan Living Movie: La Jaula de Oro (The Jail of Gold)
(Mexico 2013) A road movie about teenage Guatemalan immigrants and their journey to the United States.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) July 03, 2014

Yucatan Living Maya Cuisine Conference
Presented by Miguel May May, in association with Haciendas of the Maya World.
Location: Hacienda Itzincab, Tecoh
Time: 11:00 AM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie:Gerhard Richter – Painting
(Germany 2011) A documentary about the famous German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which had not been seen before this movie in decades.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Valladolid English Library: Movie Night
Everyone is welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Free popcorn and water will be served during a short intermission but Xoco Loco will be open for you to purchase additional beverages and snacks. Please come and help support the English Library in Valladolid!
Location: In the palapa at Casa Hamaca in Valladolid
Time: 6:30 PM Thursday
Admission: $10 peso donation per person.

Yucatan Living Movie: The Conductor
(Poland, 1980). Director: Andrzej Wajda. Starring: John Gielgud, Krystyna Janda and Andrzej Seweryn. A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit to the USA meets a world-renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out, he was once in love with the violinist’s mother. The conductor, a slightly unstable hypochondriac, returns to Poland to lead the provincial orchestra. He also tries to revive an old love affair using the violinist as a surrogate of her mother. Her husband is resentful of the conductor for both personal and professional reasons. Chaos and drama ensues.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Latin American Folk Fusion
Son del Sur arose from the interest of its members, seven musicians, towards traditional American music and songs of the great masters such as Victor Jara and Inti-Illimani. The group started in 2013 to bring traditional and contemporary Afro-Peruvian rhythms, gypsy jazz, the Colombian cumbia and reggae to a new instrumental ensemble, adding violin, drums, electric bass, clarinet and more. They experiment with instruments, fusing genres, and spreading this music rich in tradition, with a touch of the festive and spontaneous. With each piece, they explain the origins of the instruments used and regions of origin of the musical genre.
Location: Centro Cultural Olimpo / Auditorium Silvio Zavala Fence, Calle 61 and Calle 62, Merida centro
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $ 50 pesos General, $ 25 pesos students and INAPAM

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Deep Water
(United Kingdom, 2006) A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Mary and Max
(Australia 2009) A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) July 04 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Heli
(Mexico, 2013) Heli tells the story of the titular protagonist who is a seventeen-year-old boy living with his wife and his sister. The film follows the arcs of these characters and Estela’s boyfriend as they struggle with drugs, violence, and corruption.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Japanese film festival in Merida

Yucatan LivingKaiju-Eiga Film Fest
Tonite starts a Japanese horror movie film festival, with the first film being the Big Daddy of them all, Godzilla (Gojira) (1954). The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Wiskey
(Uruguay 2004) Director: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll. Starring: Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolani, Ana Katz, Daniel Hendler and Adrián Biniez. When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with whom he has a prickly relationship.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

4th of July Party in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living 4th of July Party at Lizard Joes
Time to celebrate independence… the USA’s and yours! Join the fun on the beach!
Location: Beachfront in Chelem
Time: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Admission: $60 pesos per advance ticket purchase gets you 2 bands + a hamburger or chili cheese dog or their vegan-friendly Tex-Mex Bean Burger… OR bring a stuffed animal for the DIF Xmas in July toy drive when you make your purchase and receive 2 tickets for $60 pesos. Tickets will be $100 pesos per person the day of the event. Stop by Lizard Joes 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Friday – Tuesday to purchase your ticket in advance. If you have any questions, call Cynthia at 999-210-7826.

Yucatan Living Movie: Marley
(2012 England) A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. If you love his music (and who does not?), this movie is well worth seeing.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) July 05, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Captain Pantoja and the Special Services
(Peru 2000). Director: Francisco J. Lombardi. Actors: Salvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Mónica Sánchez y Pilar Bardem. 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. At first unhappy about this assignment, he nonetheless puts his remarkable organizational skills in action and in a short time has his ‘unit’ running smoothly. In the home front things get complicated. His wife dislikes his long hours and the secrecy surrounding his work, and he, despite being a dedicated husband, feels tempted by one of his “subordinates”.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingKaiju-Eiga Film Fest
More from the Japanese horror movie film festival. Tonite’s film is Godzilla Raids Again (1955). The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Inception
(USA 2010) A skilled extractor is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible. Stars Leonardo diCaprio.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) July 06, 2014

Documentaries in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Documentary: Puma Lion of the Andes
A documentary about this fantastic and enigmatic animal living in Andes.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

p>Yucatan Living TOH Birdwatching Tour
This is a tour that can be described as tourist friendly, so everyone is invited! Come see (and hear!) some of Yucatan’s most engaging inhabitants.
Location: Temozon, Yucatan (North of Valladolid)
Time: Tour leaves at 5:00 AM, breakfast and lunch are provided, return to Merida at 3:00 PM.
Admission: $600 pesos, includes food, guides, activities and transportation.
Register in Advance: +52 (999) 988-4436 ext 113 or infotoh [at] pronatura-ppy [dot] org [dot] mx

Yucatan Living Dance: Tribute to Guillermina Bravo
This appears to be a dance concert in tribute to a woman dancer and choreographer, Guillermina Bravo.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 57
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingKaiju-Eiga Film Fest
More from the Japanese horror movie film festival. Tonite’s film is Mothra (1961). The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Lady Vanishes
(USA 1938) While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. Stars Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and is directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) July 07, 2014

Yucatan Living No Events to report at the moment…

Coming Soon

The Next Fabulous Wine Tasting Event!Yucatan Living
Merida Magic Wine Tasting -Tuesday, July 10

This popular, recurring Merida English Library event is an evening of good wines, inspired food, and an exhibition of art at Soho Gallery.
Location: Calle 60 # 400-A x 41 y 43, Centro, Merida
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: M.E.L. members: $250 pesos each with a 2 ticket limit, Non-members: $300 pesos. Tickets are now on sale at the library.

Yucatan LivingKaiju-Eiga Film Fest
Month-long Japanese horror movie film festival. The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
July 11: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
July 12: Guidora (Monster with Three Heads) (1964)
July 13: Dagora (Monster from Space) (1964)
July 18: Gamera (1965)
July 19: Daimajin (1966)
July 20: Son of Godzilla (1967)
July 25: Space Amoeba (1970)
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Corelli Music
Live Baroque music under the direction of Felipe Cervera.
July 10: Santa Lucia Church: 7:00 PM
July 31: Asilo Celarain 5:00 PM
Admission: Free<.p>

Yucatan Living TOH Birdwatching Tour – Sunday, July 13
This is a tour that can be described as tourist friendly, so everyone is invited!
Location: Uxmal, Yucatan
Time: tour leaves at 5:00 AM, breakfast and lunch are provided, return to Merida at 1:00 PM
Admission: $250 pesos, includes transportation, bring your own equipment, food, water, etc
Register by July 11: +52 (999) 988-4436 ext 113 or infotoh [at] pronatura-ppy [dot] org [dot] mx

Yucatan Living Date to Note: World Cup Finals, July 13

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

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