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Merida Events: Indigenous Women in the Arts


This Week… starting July 18, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Rio Lagartos Fiesta: July 22 through July 25
This fiesta is in honor of Santiago Apostol. There will be many religious ceremonies, processions, vaquerias and bullfights. Rio Lagartos is a fishing municipality, so look for great seafood here, as well as cotton hammocks, huipiles, blouses, and guayaberas. Rio Lagartos is a tiny municipality, located on the coast between San Felipe and Tizimin. There are mangroves here and loads of opportunities to take boat rides both in the Gulf of Mexico and up the river. Rio Lagartos FiestaThe Rio Lagartos Bioreserve is fast becoming one of the most important tourist destinations in the state. These coastal municipalities are each mini-wonderlands all their own, so don’t miss an opportunity to visit whenever you can.

Yucatan Living Hoctun Fiesta – July 15, through August 6
Hoctun is not very far southeast of Merida, just off of Hwy. 180 (see map here). This particular festival is in honor of Santo Cristo de la Transfiguracion. Hoctun is a lovely area, one of the kinds of places that gets billed as having "small town living at its best." Just 30 minutes from Merida, but a little bit off the beaten path, our readers know Hoctun as the home town of one of our favorite Yucatan Living cheerleaders – Ginny (Peregrina). If you haven’t visited the cemetery in Hoctun, take a look at our picture and you’ll see why.

 

In the City of Merida

Theater! 2011 Wilberto Canton Theater FestivalTheater Festival in Merida

This year’s theater festival is a tribute to Maestro Miguel Sabido. This theater festival takes place annually, during the month of July, and this will be its last week for the year. The events are live performances and in Spanish. The performances take place both in Merida and around the state. Some are for children, some are monologues and some are full scale productions. If you speak Spanish and would like to attend any of the theater events of the last week in this festival please visit the General Program for the 2011 Wilberto Canton Theater Festival for full descriptions of and information about each event. 

 

Monday (Lunes) July 18, 2011

Yucatan Living Temporada de Opera en el Cine: La Boheme
La bohème is an opera in four acts, by Giacomo Puccini. In four acts, the libretto to La Boheme was produced by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, who based on it Louis-Henri Murger’s novel, Scenes de la vie de boheme. The premiere of the opera was on the 1st February 1896 in Turin at the Teatro Regio. It is set in Paris around 1830.
Location: Movie theaters at Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: $40 pesos donation to Opera Yucatan

 

Tuesday (Martes) July 19, 2011

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Andes
This musical performance is under the direction of Francisco Vasquez.
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

 

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) July 20, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie: Apollo XII
This performance is a tribute to the 2nd Anniversary of Grupo Astronomico de Yucatan “Cosmonavis”. Note: This may be a documentary, rather than a movie.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: FreeFour Funny Families

Yucatan Living Movie: Four Funny Families 
(France, 2004) Director: A. Chekhov
Four Families from Chekhov’s four major plays (Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, Three Sisters, Cherry Orchard), all live under the same roof. Big scandals seize the families, and a big fire seizes the town, threatening to burn it to ashes. In the end just a few tenants are left in the building, which is about to collapse.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) July 21, 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 Opening of the Photo Exhibit of the Colegio Iberoamericano
Location: Sala de Exposicion Temporal in the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) July 22, 2011

Yucatan Living Tunich Artesanias Fair in Dzitya
A weeklong artesanias fair that has been growing every year starts today and goes until July 31. The Tunich fair in Dzitya makes for a lovely day trip from Merida… you can even take a taxi there for a reasonable price. Lots of booths set up to sell handmade wares in a little pueblo known for its stonework.
Location: Dzitya, north of Merida just off the Merida-Progreso highway
Time: probably 9 am-ish til sundown
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: First Regional Meeting of Indigenous Women in the Arts
Performances of indigenous dances and the Yucateco Jarana by the Folkloric Ballet of the State. Dancers are under the direction of Raul Castillo Alfaro and the Orquesta Jaranera del Mayab is under the direction of Felipe de Jesus Chi Naal.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 6:00 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, CentroBrook by Brook Movie
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Movie: Brook by Brook, An Intimate Portrait (Documentary)
(France 2001) The father, Peter Brook, as seen by his son, Director Simon Brook. There are two DVDs in this set and this sounds like one of those movies you might not be able to see anywhere else. Tomorrow night, The Tragedy of Hamlet.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jehovah’s Witnesses District Convention: July 22-24
July 22-24 will be the District Convention at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in Chi Chi Suarez, behind Cottolengo. Program is free, beginning at 9:30 each day. All are welcome. For More information Contact: Jeff Yost at 927-6817

 

Saturday (Sabado) July 23, 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 Opening of the Exposition
These are paintings, sculpture and photographs from the attendees of the First Regional Meeting of Indigenous Women in the Arts.
Location: Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 64 x 63
Time: 10:00 AM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: La Tragedia de Hamlet
(France, 2001) This also is a film by Simon and Peter Brook and the second in a two DVD volume. The first, Brook by Brook, was shown last night.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Contemporary Classics: Open Your Eyes (Abre Los Ojos)
(1997) A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM SaturdayDance Show in Merida
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: 6 Miradas 6 Silencios (6 Looks 6 Silences)
This dance performance is under the direction of Ligia Aguilar.
Location: Sala 1 at the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Music: 2nd Annual Concert by the Municipal Youth Bands
The best young musicians from throughout Yucatan are under the direction of Luis Fernando Luna Guarneros.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jehovah’s Witnesses District Convention: July 22-24
July 22-24 will be the District Convention at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in Chi Chi Suarez, behind Cottolengo. Program is free, beginning at 9:30 each day. All are welcome. For More information Contact: Jeff Yost at 927-6817

Sunday (Domingo) July 24, 2011

Yucatan Living Documentary: Extreme Challenges
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jazz Dance Festival: Sureste Dance Project 2011
This dance performance is under the direction of Oscar Cambranis and Janneth Pasos.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Photography: First Regional Meeting of Indigenous Women in the Arts
This exhibit features colorful images that seem like walking through time.
Location: Sala de Arte del Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Contemporary Classic: The ExperimentThe Experiment
(Germany 2001). The movie is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo
Time: 11:00 AM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jehovah’s Witnesses District Convention: July 22-24
July 22-24 will be the District Convention at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in Chi Chi Suarez, behind Cottolengo. Program is free, beginning at 9:30 each day. All are welcome. For More information Contact: Jeff Yost at 927-6817

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living On Monday Nights:
Temporada de Opera en el Cine:

Come and watch opera from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and at the same time, support the opera in Merida. The schedule is as follows:
July 25: Samson and Delilah
Aug. 1: The Magic Flute
Aug. 8: Tosca
Aug. 15: La Cenicienta
Aug. 22: Aida
Location: Movie theaters at the Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $40 peso donation to Opera Yucatan

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
Time: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Yucatan Living Concert: Colin Gow and More: August 12Colin Gow in Merida
If you love Rock’n Roll music from the 60′s and 70′s,  such as Beatles, Eagles, James Taylor, Elton John, Jim Croce, Roy Orbison, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Don McClain, and many more, this is the event for you!
Preview Colin Gow at El Hoyo.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Joaquin Sabina in Concert: October 30, 2011
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.

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