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Merida Events: Jazz and Beethoven

This Week… starting February 17, 2014

Yucatan Living Everyone is getting ready for Carnival to begin on February 26. See Yucatan Living’s Schedule of Carnival Parades in our Coming Soon section toward the end of this page.

Yucatan Living Opichen Fiesta: February 23 – February 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.

Ongoing Exhibits in Valladolid

Yucatan Living Exhibit: Photos by Francisco Hernandez Until February 20
Francisco Hernandez, a Mexican born U.S. citizen and director of the Valladolid English Library, graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Development Studies from Iowa State University. Francisco has had the privilege of working for and on behalf of minority and marginalized populations in Mexico, U.S.A., El Salvador, Haiti and Jordan. He enjoys international travel and has visited parts of India, Cambodia, Thailand, and Europe. All photos in this exhibition are for sale.
Location: : CONATO Restaurant, Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico
Time: All Day during restaurant hours
Admission: Free

Ongoing Exhibits in Merida

Yucatan Living Exhibition by Vicente Razo: December 7 – February 28
This is an exhibition brought to Merida by the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City. This artist includes rewritten or transported texts from the Palacio Nacional murals and texts by a number of well known writers.
Location: Galeria Manolo Rivero/Muro 51, Calle 51 x 60, Centro (Santa Lucia)
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Historical Photographs of Marcelo Cervantes: From February 7 to March 9.
Location: Galeria Callejon de Congreso del Teatro Peon Contreras (next to the theatre, on the walk street)
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

In The City

Monday (Lunes) February 17

Yucatan Living No Events planned for Today that we know of…

Tuesday (Martes) February 18, 2014

Russian Ballet in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Ballet Gala: Russian Ballet
The title of this performance is “Love and Passion,” performed by dancers from St. Petersburg, Moscow and Kiev. This is the first visit to Merida for the stars of the Mariinsky Ballet of St. Petersburg. The Gala will feature pieces from the “White Swan” “Black Swan,” “Tarantella” (choreography by George Balanchine with traditional Italian music), “Bhakti” and duets from “Diana and Actaeon.” “Carmen.” “Les Sylphides.”” Romeo and Juliet.””Spartacus” and “Don Quijote.” The Gala will be divided in two acts, all the dancers will be performing in the final number.
Locations: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Tickets on Sale at the box office: Prices are 500, 400 and 300 pesos.

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Andariegos
These performances of Yucatan’s beloved trova are by a growing number of signature trova trios and they are always crowd pleasers.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time:8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) February 19, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Alamar
From the NY Times: “a luminous semi-documentary film that plays on the border of reality and fiction, Natan Machado Palombini, a young boy, goes on an enchanted expedition with his father to the Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral reef in Mexico.”
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Movie: The Party
(U.S. 1968) Director: Blake Edwards. A clerical mistake results in a bumbling film extra being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired. Stars Peter Sellers, of course!
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Col. Centro
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The English Surgeon
(2007 USA) Henry Thomas Marsh, (born 1950) is a leading British neurosurgeon, and a pioneer of neurosurgical advances in Ukraine. What is it like to have God like surgical powers, yet to struggle against your own humanity? What is it like to try and save a life, and yet to fail? This film follows brain surgeon Henry Marsh as he openly confronts the dilemmas of the doctor patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) February 20, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Pina
(2011 Germany) Pina is a 2011 German 3D documentary film about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. It was directed by Wim Wenders. The film premiered Out of Competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: I’m So Excited Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico
(2013 Spain) When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie Last Elvis
(2012 Spain) A tragic accident causes an Elvis impersonator to reassess his priorities.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie: Raymundo
(2003) Biography of the award-winning Argentinian leftist filmmaker Raymundo Gleyzer, who was kidnapped by the CIA-backed military junta in 1976 at the age of 35. Features extensive clips from his movies as well as interviews with the people who knew him.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) February 21, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: J.C.Chavez
(2007 Mexico) Directed by Diego Luna. A documentary about the life and career Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Movie: The Spectacular Now
(2013 USA) A hard-partying high school senior’s philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical “nice girl.”
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Merida English Library: A Reading by George Dila
This reading will be from Mr. Dila’s latest collection of highly praised short stories, “Nothing More to Tell.” Learn more about the man and his work on the George Dila website. Mr. Dila will be joined by Mindy LePere, with a reading of selections from her published poetry. Both of these fine writers are from Michigan, so we are certain they can expect a big crowd for their event.
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 x 68, Centro
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Boyfriend
(UK, 1971). Director: Lewis Gilbert, Starring: Anicee Alvina and Sean Bury. The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company is forced to understudy for the leading lady at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director is in the audience scouting for actors to be in his latest “all-talking, all-dancing, all-singing” extravaganza.
Location: Videosala del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Centro
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie Series: Musicians on the Screen
Manu Chao: World Tour. (France, 2000). Director: F. Bergeron. This film is in French with Spanish subtitles.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero , Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Rock Music in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Concert: Synesthesia: Introducing Rock Bands
Never shy away from rock music in Yucatan. It has an underlying flavor of romance that can only come from trova and makes these groups some of the best in the world.
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Centro
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission:$50 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie Surprise!!
Tonite they will be showing a surprise movie… this will be a Big Premiere. Don’t miss it!! (Adults only!)
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Prisoners
(Spain 2013) When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Orquesta Sinfonica de YucatanYucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan: 10th Anniversary: Beethoven’s 9th
Director: Juan Carlos Lomonaco, with the Coro Filarmonico de Yucatan, Marcela Chacon (soprano), Alan Pingarron (tenor), Lydia Rendon (Mezzosoprano), and Enrique Angeles (Baratone). This is a global favorite… don’t miss this!
Location: Peon Contreras Theater, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Purchase tickets online or call (999) 923-1333.

Saturday (Sabado) February 22, 2014

Yucatan Living Multicultural Urban Encounter: “Rock Lyrics”
This event features a literary dialogue with writers Edgar Rodríguez Cimé, Jorge Cervera Ramírez, Rigel Solís Rodríguez, and Alex Pulido Cayon. There will be a performance by CORALIA, and a rock concert by Calavera no Canta, In Vitro Music Lab, and La Venganza del Padre García.
Location: Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 at Calle 64, Centro
Time: 4:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Mad Hot Ballroom
(2007 USA) Mad Hot Ballroom is a documentary film by director Marilyn Agrelo and writer/producer Amy Sewell about a ballroom dance program in the New York City public school system.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Noon Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Cuates de Australia
(2011 Mexico) The stark landscape of a remote stretch of plains in Coahuila, Mexico is as harsh as it is spectacular. The inhabitants of Cuates de Australia – rancheros, mostly – work from dawn ‘til dusk every day to eke out their survival, as their water supply dwindles and clouds drift by yielding not a drop of rain. And yet these people maintain their good cheer, with a combination of humility, acceptance, and work ethic. Their connection to the earth and sky seems to give them strength, and the hope for rain and new life – expressed most vividly in a through-story of a young couple expecting their first child – doesn’t waver even when they have no choice but to leave their land, temporarily, in a mass exodus.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Annual Fundraiser: Protección de Perros y Gatos, a.c – Saturday, February 22
The annual fundraising breakfast for Perros y Gatos will be better than ever this year. Thanks to a generous gift from expat Susan Brown, the new clinic will soon be completed. The Grand Opening will be on March 16. If you are unable to attend the meeting, remember that they can now accept both U.S. and Canadian checks and money orders. Giving has never been easier as you can mail checks or money orders in either currency, payable to Protección de Perros y Gatos a.c., to Apartado Postal No. 30, Progreso 97320, Yucatán, México. You will receive an official receipt and thank you note from us. Donations of US $100 (or equivalent) will entitle you to have your name (or that of a beloved pet) inscribed on the plaque that will be prominently displayed in the clinic’s waiting room later this year.
Locations: Barlovento’s Restaurant on Main Street (Calle 80) Progreso
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Buy your own food and please make a donation.

Yucatan Living Movie: Elena
(Russia, 2011) When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan …
Location: Videosala del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Centro
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: This Is the End
(USA 2013) While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Totally Unprepared: Storytelling Night at MEL
A collection of folks will be telling stories based on the theme “Totally Unprepared”. If you like stories, do come out and support this new MEL event… hopefully there will be more!
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 between 64 and 66
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $100 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie Series: Musicians on the Screen Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico
Toute Cette Histoire Louise Attaque: (France, 2001) Director: T. Villeneuve. This film is in French, with Spanish subtitles.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero , Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Special Performance: Ansan, Korea, Folkloric Ballet
This wonderful performance is brought to us by the Korean Federation of Arts and Culture of Corporate Partnerships in Ansan, Korea. The ties between the cultures of Yucatan and Korea run deep. One can hardly imagine a Yucatan without Korean influence. Performances like this are a great way to pay tribute to the second culture of so many Yucatecos.
Locations: Jose Peon Contreras Theater , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Maria Teresa in Concert

Yucatan Living Concert: Maria Teresa Gomez
This concert includes Merida Bossa Lounge and Chillout Fusion. Maria Teresa Gomez has long been a favorite of Merida’s music lovers. Come and listen and find out why!
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Centro
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Heart of the Sky, Heart of the Earth
The film follows six young Maya into their daily and ceremonial life, revealing their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment. They put forth an entirely indigenous perspective in their own words, without narration. Their cosmovision is juxtaposed with a shortsighted exploitation of the Earth. Probably in Spanish and Maya… but you might enjoy it even if you don’t understand it all. We think it will have English subtitles.
Location:LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: The Grandmaster
(China 2014) The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

 

Sunday (Domingo) February 23, 2014

Yucatan Living Documentary: Six Degrees That Could Change the World
In 2000, global warming was still a controversial issue. That was the year that scientists discovered that the ice was melting at the poles and predicted a series of catastrophes. Of course, today, many of their predictions have come true and more could happen at any time. This movie is about that…
Location: Museo de Historia Natural, Calle 59 x Av. Itzaes
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Movie: To the Wonder
(USA 2012) After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church’s Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 10th Anniversary: Beethoven’s 9th
Director: Juan Carlos Lomonaco, with the Coro Filarmonico de Yucatan, Marcela Chacon (soprano), Alan Pingarron (tenor), Lydia Rendon (Mezzosoprano), and Enrique Angeles (Baratone).
Location: Peon Contreras Theater, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Purchase tickets online or call (999) 923-1333.

Yucatan Living Movie Series: Musicians on the Screen – double feature
This series is about French composers who write for the movies. The short documentaries are in French with Spanish subtitles.
What’s the point M? Director: S. Bergli, France, 2003
Jean-Louis Aubert, Common Agreement. Director: L. BROWN, France, 2002
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero , Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Jazz Sensitive with Mauricio Bonfilio

Yucatan Living Mauricio Bonfiglio: Jazz Sensitive
This performance includes Maydel Garcia. Mauricio Bonfiglio, more than anyone else, quite literally defines jazz in Yucatan. Never miss a chance to see him.
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61 Centro
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Frances Ha
(USA 2012) A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn’t really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she’s not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

Monday (Lunes) February 24

Yucatan Living No Events to report at the moment.

 

Coming Soon

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014

Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra – February Schedule
Yucatan Symphony Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
Friday, February 21, 9:00 PM, and Sunday, February 23, 12:00 PM
Director: Juan Carlos Lomonaco, with the Coro Filarmonico de Yucatan, Marcela Chacon (soprano), Alan Pingarron (tenor), Lydia Rendon (Mezzosoprano), and Enrique Angeles (Baratone).
Locations: Jose Peon Contreras Theater , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday and 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: purchase tickets online or by calling (999) 923-1333

Yucatan Living Lecture: Alternative Programming for a Comprehensive Human Development of Yucatan, A.C.Tuesday, February 28, 2014
This lecture is part of the 2014 Valladolid Lecture Series. Alter-Int’s office is located in Valladolid. The agency has 17 staff members and they all work in conjunction to develop, coordinate and run the programs across many of the rural areas in the state, including Valladolid. Last year, Alter-Int reached approximately 3,000 people who, the large majority of them, lived in rural and disenfranchised Maya communities. They help with everything from HIV education to organizing a new business incubator. They are especially focused on women and children’s financial and health needs.
Locations: In the Palapa at Casa Hamaca, Colonia San Juan, Calle 49 #202-A x 40
Valladolid, Yucatan, 97780, México, Phone: +52-985-100-4270
Time: 7:30 PM
Admission: $50 peso donation to the Valladolid English Library, all of which will be turned over to Alter-Int to help support its many programs.

Merida Carnival 2014

Yucatan Living Merida Carnival 2014: February 26 through March 05
Quema del Mal humor: Outside the Municipal Palace (Calle 62 x 63), 8:00 PM Wednesday
Pre-School Parade: From the Municipal Palace (Calle 62 x 63) to Parque Santa Lucia (Calle 60 x 55), 4:00 PM Thursday
Carnval: Corso Parade: Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 7:00 PM
Carnaval: Fantasy Parade Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 7:00 PM
Carnaval: Bachata Parade Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 12:00 PM
Carnaval: Regional Parade Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 7:00 PM
Carnaval: Battle of the Flowers Parade Fair Grounds at Xmatkuil, 12:00 PM
Burial of Juan Carnaval Outside the Municipal Palace (Calle 62 x 63), 8:00 PM

Yucatan Living Dance Benefit for educaTEYucatan, A.C. Wednesday, March 5Dance to Benefit School Programs in Yucatan Mexico
Dancer and choreographer, Tatiana Zuga will perform Arbolada as a benefit for A.C. educaTEYucatan, a Non Profit Association founded in 2010 with the goal of helping children and young people in Cholul with resources and tools so that they can reach their potential. Currently 47 students have sponsors. Sponsors’ donations pay for school fees, enrollment costs, school supplies, uniforms, and shoes. Additionally 25 primary school students receive a nutritious breakfast every school day. In our office in Cholul, students have access to computers to assist with their school work. Regular tutorials, English classes, and psychological services are also offered to students. Sponsors and volunteers are major resources for our programs, but they cannot cover all of our expenses. With this benefit concert, we hope to raise funds in order to maintain our current services and expand our impact on children’s lives. New projects include recycling, reforestation, and sports. Immediately following the dance performance Arbolada, La Tratto Santa Lucia is offering a complimentary drink to all attendees.
Locations: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Tickets are $250.00 and are on sale at the following locations: Yamamoto Coffee (Calle 60 X 41 y 43 Centro), the Merida English Library (#524 Calle 53 X 66 y 68 Centro), Cafe Latte (Calle 18 #96C X 21 y 21A Itzimna), Fuera de Centro (Calle 21 #938 X 14 y 18 Itzimna), Hennessy’s Irish Pub (Paseo Montejo #486A X 41 y 43 Centro), Takto Katrin Schikora (Calle 24 # 96 X 15 y Laureles Cholul), or through Barbara Harris (barbarajoanharris [at] gmail [dot] com).

Art Opening at Galeria In LakeechYucatan Living Opening of the Exhibition: Bajo La Superficie March 14
You are cordially invited to attend the opening of Barbara McClatchie’s new exhibition. This invitation is extended by La Secretaria de Cultura de Yucatan, La Direccion de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Merida, El Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia and la Galeria In La ‘Kech.
Location: Calle 59 s/n entre 58 y 60, Col. Centro. Located between la Sagrada Familia and El Congreso del Estado
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Grand Opening: Progreso’s Humane Society Clinic – March 16
The opening of this state-of-the-art clinic has been a long time in coming. On this day, a brand new clinic will belong to the people of Progreso, fully equipped and debt free. To make this day all the sweeter, the opening is set for Kitty’s Birthday! It has been more than a few years since those first meetings at Natasha’s, but the end is in sight and that makes it worth every struggle along the way.
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingMerida Music Festival – March 29, 2014
Location: Hacienda Dzibikak
Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Tickets are available at Hennessy’s Irish Pub in Paseo Montejo and La Bierhaus in Colonia México. Normal price: $250 pesos, Presale price: $200 pesos, VIP ticket: $1000 pesos – Food and drinks included in special viewing area, and Children under 12: FREE
Sell Your Wares: Stands prices are as follows: Arts and crafts – MX$1,000, Non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, etc), desserts (ice creams etc) – $2,000, Hot food (burgers, hot dogs, etc) and alcoholic drinks – $3,000. Stands are limited and will be taken on a first come first serve basis so that no two are alike (i.e. only 1 burger stand, etc.)
More Information: Merida Music Festival website. The email is info [at] haciendadzibikak [dot] com and the phone numbers are: 988-933-0006 or 999-245-7562. Or talk to Sean Hennessy at Hennessy’s.

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
March 8, ANNA BOLENA by Donizetti,
April 26, DON PASQUALE by Donizetti,
May 3, Wagner’s Bicentennial – TRISTAN und ISOLDE.
The cycle “The Ring of the Nibelung” by Richard Wagner will be shown (Saturdays at noon):
May 24, 2014 – Introduction (Opera talk and documentary),
May 31, 2014 – DAS RHEINEGOLD (The Rhine Gold),
June 7, 2014 – DIE WALKÜRE (The Valkyrie),
June 14, 2014 – SIEGFRID,
June 21, 2014 – GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (Twilight of the Gods)
Location: Sala Mayamax del Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Film: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free
More Information: Facebook: operayucatan, Twiter: @operayucatan, Website: operayucatan.org

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4 Responses to “Merida Events: Jazz and Beethoven”

  1. Re Carnaval: Is the Ninos Parade on the 27th?

  2. Yes!

  3. This is addressed to the editor of the events page: I live in Tulum and have enjoyed the listings of events in and about the Yucatan… music, ballet etc. So when I saw this listing (Yucatan Living Opichen Fiesta: February 23 – February 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.), I rented a comfortable coche and a friend, and I headed out to the county fair. It was a lengthy drive but lovely… all the little pueblos on the way so clean and calm, lovely people. We stopped in Mora (sic… maybe Muna?) for lunch and on the menu… well there was no menu, but they had a great chicken soup. We asked the proprietor about the fiesta and he knew nothing, but we were not daunted. Until we got to Mama. The chef said the road to Opichen was “horrible” and we shouldn’t attempt it, but we were going to a fair and look for leather goods just like the listing said. 5 minutes up the road a pot hole decimated a rim and tire on the rented coche. Again we were not daunted… all part of the days adventure of “getting out of Dodge”. We changed the tire and off we went, down a tree covered road that was charming and we were looking for the fiesta. We found nothing, so we asked the locals and they looked at us like, “oh those crazy gringos”. After a little more searching and some very nice conversation and offers to sell land, we realized there was no fair, and the locals didn’t remember there ever being a fair. Had a nice drive and stopped for dinner at Taverna Friars (sp?) in Valladolid, but now how can I trust this column that I have come to love..¿?¿

  4. Bobby, any excursion into the Yucatan Peninsula is bound to be an adventure of some sort, and it sounds like you had a good one! In any case, we apologize about the fair. We get our information from the official Yucatan website. However, in anything having to do with the indigenous culture of the Mayas, the dates are never set in stone and can be changed by the town based on the weather or the stars or things we just aren’t aware of. Also, they may have had the fair the night before and there will be no evidence the next morning… they are very good that way. They may have had the fair but decided to tell you that they didn’t. It’s so hard to know, you know? So, as I said, it’s always an adventure. We will put a notice above the announcements from now on, in your honor!

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