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This Week… starting February 21, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan LivingOpichen Fiesta  5 Day Event: February 23- 27
Opichen is just west of Muna and borders on the State of Campeche. This is a traditional “county fair.” Look here for great leatherwork.

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) February 21, 2011La Viruta Cultural Center

Yucatan Living Salsa for Dummies
There is still time to jump into this class, as it deliberately moves slowly so that everyone has a chance to learn.
Location: La Viruta, Calle 51 x 60
Time: Monday and Thursday, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Admission: $50 pesos per person 
More Information: Contact Anny: animex [at] prodigy [dot] net [dot] mx

Yucatan Living UADY’s 89th Anniversary: Rondalla Universitaria
The University Rondalla, accompanied by a group of string and mariachi, will help to open this week’s celebration of the 89th Anniversary of UADY’s current incarnation.
Location: Courtyard of the main building at UADY, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Visual Arts Workshop: Exploring the Letter: The Word as Image: February 21 – 25
In this intensive visual arts workshop, you will explore the aesthetic and expressive possibilities of letters as unique and distinct images, then play with words creating innovative Habla Events in Meridadesigns expanding your possibilities for graphic expression. Instructor: Manuel Taure, an award winning graphic artist from Barcelona, Spain, who now resides in Merida.
Location: Habla, Calle 26 No. 99 B x 19 y 21 Col. Mexico
Time: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Admission: $900 pesos
To enroll or for more information contact Habla at: contact [at] habla [dot] org, phone 948 1872

 

Tuesday (Martes) February 22, 2011

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Tres Yucatecos
This performance is under the direction of Gustavo Lopez Ceballos
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: FreeArgentine Tango in Merida

Yucatan Living Argentine Tango
Join Anny, Carlos and Carol for an afternoon of dance every Tuesday. Begins with a lesson for newcomers at 2:00 PM, then practice and milonga. Great music, friendly crowd.
Location: Buddy’s on the Malecon in Progreso
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free
Information: Anny – animex [at] prodigy [dot] net [dot] mx   –  Carlos -  cd97 [at] aol [dot] com

Yucatan Living UADY’s 89th Anniversary: Art Opening
Exhibition of paintings by Fernando Palma and Maricarmen Vargas
Location: in the Galeria of the Main Building at UADY
Time: 8:00 pm
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music and Poetry
Pianist Ligia Caara and writer Luis Perez Sabido – a musical poetry reading with the title “The History of the Bolero”.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Kurt Cobain – About a Son
(U.S. 2006). Directed by A.J. Schnack. An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana." In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life – from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame – and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations heard in the film have never before been made public and they reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) February 23, 2011Maru Boeta in Concert

Yucatan Living Concert: Maru Boeta & Trio Trova Nova
This performance is under the masterful direction of Maru Boeta and David Solis. Look for one of the best performances of the week!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Las tres luces (aka Destiny)
(Germany, 1921). This is part of a series dedicated to the work of Fritz Lang. Stars include Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen and Bernhard Goetzke. As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) February 24, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG 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 UADY’s 89th Anniversary: Chess
Opening of the Carlos Manzur Simon Rapid Chess Tournament
Location: in the corridors of the main university building.
Time: 7:00 pm
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living UADY’s 89th Anniversary: Music
Orquesta de Camara (Chamber Orchestra)
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 pmChoir of the City of Merida
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Choir of the City of Merida
This performance is under the direction of Mtra. Nidia Gongora Cervera. It is a wonderful choir and their performances should never be missed.
Location: Vestibule of the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Puppets: Chocolatito Yucateco
This is a performance by Grupo Titeradas, under the direction of Wilberth Herrera. Come and see why all of Yucatan loves a puppet show!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Documentary: Blanche nuit a Paris
This 2002 documentary is directed by Jerome Caza & Arnaud Ngatcha. It is in French with English subtitles. This documentary shows performances and tours in diverse venues of the capital during the event organized by the Mayor’s office on October 5, 2002.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) February 25, 2011

Yucatan Living UADY’s 89th Anniversary: Music and Dance
Folkloric Ballet celebrates its 28th birthday with a performance under the direction of Carlos Acereto. The show is entitled “America Mestiza.
Location: Uady Central Building, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 pm Friday
Admission: $50 pesos

Yucatan Living Argentine Tango
Join Anny, Carlos and Carol for an evening of dance every Friday. Begins with a lesson for newcomers at 7:00 PM, then practice and milonga. Great music, friendly crowd. Light snacks provided, beverages available.
Location: Calle 51 x 60 y 62, Merida, Centro
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, couples $50 pesos. First visit is FREE
Information: (Anny – 9991 25 04 66) - (Carlos and Carol - 9999 65 66 62)Canto Gitano

Yucatan Living Music/Dance/Theater: Canto Gitano … Noche de Lorca
Based on Francisco Sobero’s “Tanicho.” Under the direction of Nelson Cepeda Borba, this is a multi-disciplinary spectacular. Song, dance and dramatic poetry invoke the soul of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: free

Yucatan Living Documentary: Blanche nuit a Paris
This 2002 documentary is directed by Jerome Caza & Arnaud Ngatcha. It is in French with English subtitles. This documentary shows performances and tours in diverse venues of the capital during the event organized by the Mayor’s office on October 5, 2002.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG 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.

 

Saturday (Sabado) February 26, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM SaturdayMusic Students Concert
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Students of Mtro. Guillermo Calderon: Festival Musical
This performance is under the direction of Guillermo Calderon
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingFilm: Easy Rider
This famous American film features two counterculture bikers (Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper) who travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Music: Las Ruinas de Atenas (The Ruins of Athens)
This is a performance by the Daniel Ayala Perez Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jose Luis Chan. Look for works by Grieg, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, and Schonberg. This is a wonderful young orchestra and their performances are always well worth attending.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 pm
Admission: Tickets on sale at the theaterInternational Boxing Event in Merida

Yucatan Living Boxing in Merida: WBC Junior Flyweight Championship
Come out and see the fight between Gilberto Keb Bass and Jose Antonio Aguirre
Location: Poliform Zamna, Circuito Colonias
Time: 7:00 pm
Admission: Buy your tickets at Burger King Montejo and Centro and La Recova Restaurant

Yucatan Living International Women Club Breakfast
The International Women’s Club of Merida (IWC) welcomes you to its meetings. Join in the fun as we pursue our goals of friendship, self-improvement, and community service.
Location: the auditorium of Tecnologia Turistica Total, Calle 57 #492 x 56 y 58, Centro. 
Time: 9:30 am Saturday
Admission: Free
More info: Contact us: admin [at] iwcmerida [dot] org or visit our website:  iwcmerida.org

 

Sunday (Domingo) February 27, 2011

Yucatan Living Annual MELL Chili Cookoff and Bazaar

This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for MELL and a great place to meet up with most of the expats in Yucatan. There will be an antiques and artisans’ bazaar, along with the chili cooking contest.
Location: At the home of the U.S. Consul: Calle 33 No. 378-A x 6 y 4 Col. Montebello
Time: 12:00 PM, Sunday
Admission: $100 pesos for adults, $50 pesos for children. Tickets are on sale at MELL.

Yucatan Living Documentary: Rhythms of Life
Location: Museum of Natural History
Time: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Some Like it Hot
(U.S. 1959). This is part of a Marilyn Monroe tribute. The movie was directed by Billy Wilder. Stars Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: FreeChili Cookoff in Merida

Yucatan Living MELL’s Annual Chili Cookoff and Craft Festival
This is MELL’s biggest fundraiser of the year and the best place we know to see almost every expat in Yucatan. We’ll see you there!
Location: Home of the U.S. Consul. Calle 33 No. 378-A x 6 y 4 Col. Montebello
Time:11 am to 4 pm

Admission: $100 for adults and $50 for children. Tickets available at the English Library and the day of the event.




Coming Soon

Yucatan Living “Another Funky Market”: Monday, February 28th
Various local artists, food, arts and crafts from all around Chuburna, Chelem, Chicxulub, Pogreso, Santa Elena, Telchac and Mérida
Please come and visit us at TACOMAYA in Chelem
Location: TACOMAYA, in front of the baseball park just a bit west of the square in Chelem north side of calle 19
Time: from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PMTurandot Opera in Merida
Admission: Free but bring plenty of pesos

Yucatan Living Temporada de Opera en el CineGet details at Operayucatan.org  (Opera Season at the Movies)
A Production from the Metropolitan Opera of New York with Eva Marton and Placido Domingo
Location: Movie theaters at Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Movie: 12:00 PM
Admission: $40 pesos donation to Opera Yucatan

Yucatan Living Carnival 2011
Mark your calendars now for the following parade dates:
March 2, 2011: Quema del Mal Humor
March 3, 2011: Preschoolers Parade
March 4, 2011: Corsican Parade
March 5, 2011: Fantasia Parade
March 6, 2011: Bachata Parade (Loads of fun with a Caribbean flavor)Carnaval 2011
March 7, 2011: Regional Parade
March 8, 2011: Battle of the Flowers Parade
March 9, 2011: Entierro de Juan Carnival
Keep an eye on Zona de Palcos to plan where you will get the best view of the festivities. No word yet on seating prices, but there should be more information soon.
Carnival Map on the Carnival de Merida 2011 website.

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: St. Patrick’s Night With Elegance: Thursday March 17
The return of the Fenix Quartet and a Three Course Irish Dinner

Yes – there will be a St. Patrick’s Night Quiz!
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida
Time: 7:30 PM, Dinner served at 8:00 PM, Concert: 9:00 PM
Admission: $125 pesos Make reservations & pick up tickets early

Yucatan Living Merida Showcase of Homes, A Home Tour: Sunday, March 20, 2011Brazos Abiertos Showcase of Homes
Presented by Fundacion BAI A.C. (Brazos Abiertos Inc.)
Tickets can be purchased up to the day of the event from: Suzanne Larimer 999-148-7024, Sam Woodruff – Progreso – 999-127-8433, Leslie & Richard Bennink 928-49-95, Nancy Hoag 924-30-94, and Dr. Carlos Cabrera 999-292-8436. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the “Brazos Abiertos Education and HIV Prevention Center”, between 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM. The homes will be open for the tour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Paul Lindemuth, famed Chicago Chef and his staff will be providing complimentary hors d’oeuvres. All homes on the tour are located in Centro Merida.
Location: Centro Merida, – The starting point will be the Brazos Abiertos HIV “Education and Prevention Center” located  on Calle 72  #463-A   x 55  y   53.
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $250 pesos per person

Yucatan Living Progreso: 1st Annual Capital of Rock Festival: May 13, 14 & 15Progreso Rock Festival
For updates and great maps to the locations, please visit the Progreso Capital of Rock website.
Friday (May 13): 60’s Rock
Location: Plaza“Hombre caídos en el mar” (at the end of Calle 29)
Time: 6:00 PM,
Admission: Free
Saturday (May 14): Rock & Pop
Location: Terraza de la “Pista de canotaje,” at the entrance to Puerto de Progreso
Time: 12:00 PM, Admission: Free
Saturday (May 14): Alternative Rock
Location: Area adjacent to the beach “El Playon,” (next to Hotel CTM)
Time: 5:00 PM, Admission: Free
Sunday (May 15): Pop Rock (new bands)
Location: Terrenos del Campo Deportivo“Víctor Cervera Pacheco” on the road to
Chicxulub Puerto, at the Glorieta del Corchito.
Time: 12:00 PM,
Admission: Free
Sunday (May 15): Rock (all types): Best Band
Location: Progreso Malecon; Parque Chazaro Perez
Time: 12:00 PM,
Admission: Free

 

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