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Merida Events: Juanes and Fiestas Galore

This Week… starting August 27, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Festivals and Fiestas!

Yucatan Living Seye Fiesta : August 23 through August 27
This Fiesta is in honor of St. Bartholomew. If you are looking for a fine hemp hammock, you can find one in Seye. If you are looking for a great place in the country, Seye is close enough to Merida to ride out to the fiesta and take a look around. This is old henequen country, the very spot where much of Yucatan’s 19th and early 20th century history took place. In addition, did you know that Yucatan has an endangered species of hairless pig? They are being raised by 8 farmers in 3 communities, one of which is Seye. Read all about them here.

Yucatan Living Hunucma Fiesta at Sisal : August 31 through September 06
This Fiesta is in honor of Cristo de Hunucma. The main artisan activities of the municipality are the preparation of typical clothes, the elaboration of henequén fiber shoes and coconut carving. The artisans here also excel in the making of jewelry and in leatherwork. Hunucma is close by and this should be an easy end of summer day trip.

Yucatan Living Cuzama Fiesta: September 01 through September 08
This Fiesta is in honor of the birth of the Virgin Mary. Here, you will find hammocks made of hemp and cotton, as well as embroidery by both hand and machine. Cuzamá is located just south of Acanceh and Seye, between Tecoh and Homun. This too would make a nice day trip.

Yucatan Living Susila Fiesta: September 02 through September 10
This Fiesta is in honor of the birth of the Virgin Mary. The main artisan activities of the municipality include the construction of furniture with bojom wood, the making of hemp hammocks, and the making of machine embroidered huipiles. Sucilá is located between Buctzotz and Tizimin.

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) August 27, 2012

Opera Yucatan Norma

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan: Norma
During the Summer, Opera Yucatan screens repeat performances of the best loved operas of the previous season. Bellini’s opera, Norma,is considered to be his greatest tragic opera. The story, like many other operas, centers around the love between two high-class people, in this case the daughter of a high priest and a Roman proconsul. She gave up her vow of chastity to him, even though their love was forbidden, but he fell in love with another woman.
Location: Cines Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classes start again in Yucatan

 

Tuesday (Martes) August 28, 2012

Yucatan Living Shakespeare Series: Titus
(U.S./U.K., 1999). Director: Julie Taymor. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lang, Alan Cumming and Harry Lenix. This movie is an adaptation of the play Titus Andronicus.Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family. War begets revenge, but revenge is not always sweet.
Location:Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) August 29, 2012

Juanes come to Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Concert: Juanes Unplugged Tour – Wednesday August 29, 2012
This should be one of the most exciting concerts of the summer! Want to know who Juanes is? Click here…
Location: Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI
Time: 9:00 PM, Wednesday
Admission: Tickets available at the Siglo XXI box office and at ticketmaster.com.mx
Ticket Prices (in pesos): Diamond: $1,750, VIP $1,250, Gold: $850, General $400

 

Thursday (Jueves) August 30, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event as soon as we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Duellists
((1977). Director: Ridley Scott. Starring Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel and Albert Finney. Based on the novel by Joseph Conrad. Set during the grand, sweeping Napoleonic age, an officer in the French army insults another officer and sets off a life-long enmity. The two officers, D’Hubert and Feraud, cross swords time and time again in an attempt to achieve justice and preserve their honor.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Yucatan 2012 Arts and Entertainment Festival
Six Bands (Rock, Pop, Blues, R&B): Among Equals, Aneurisma, Flus Boox, Orange House, Sol Survivor, Volt. An entire day of music, art, food and fun. MC’d by Mel Blossom. Featured art works and pieces by local artists.
Location: Casa Excelencia, Calle 29 x 142-A y 152, Nueva Yucalpeten
Time: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Admission: Advance: $200 pesos, At the Door: $250 pesos
More information: Michael Axford (mesicancoastal [at] yahoo [dot] com) or Beamon Battie (beamonbattie [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yucatan Living At the MACAY: The Art of Sound: Thirteen Heavens
Thirteen Heavens is a project by local artist Elijah Puc that seeks to highlight the new compositional techniques through movement of electro-acoustic music, looking for a new sound discourse that refers to Mayan mythology and cosmology. The artist attempts, through music technology, to present new musical ideas and new ways to listen. Exposition at the MACAY in YucatanCome back tomorrow for a free sound art class!
Location: MACAY, Calle 60 x 61.
Time: 8:00 PM and will continue through September 2
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) August 31, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event as soon as we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) September 01, 2012

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.

Sunday (Domingo) September 02, 2012

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
Documentaries shown on Sundays here are about nature. We’ll update this when we learn which one is showing.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Next to the Zoo on Calle 59
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
At this matinee, you will find movies for children.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) September 03, 2012

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan: Turandot
During the Summer, Opera Yucatan screens repeat performances of the best loved operas of the previous season. Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni.
Location: Cines Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Opera at the Cinema
During the Summer, Opera Yucatan screens repeat performances of the best loved operas of the previous season. This year, those repeat performances include:
Monday September 10, 2012: Aida
Location: Cines Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Class: Learning to Bird Watch: Level 1
Bird Watching Classes in Yucatan So you like to watch birds, and you even have a pair of binoculars – but do you know how to use them? ….or even how to identify birds? Its time to learn the basics because the gran Maratón Xoc ch’ich is rapidly approaching.
September 8: Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Basic principles, Anatomy of birds, Tips on identification, Comportment and ecology
September 9: Sunday: 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Practice observing birds
Location: Cinema-Café El Cairo, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna, Merida
Admission: Free but space is limited so please reserve your place and, if possible, please bring your own binoculars.
For more information and reservations: infotoh [at] pronatura-ppy [dot] org [dot] mx

Yucatan Living Another Very Funky Market - September 09, 2012
This Funky Market will be a Market-Bazaar, so things old and new are welcome. The Funky Markets are one of the most popular events at the beach. There are some really fine artists who show their work at these markets so bring your Christmas shopping list and enjoy!
Location: Taco Maya in Chelem
Time: 9:00 AM for vendors, 10:00 AM for shoppers
Admission: Free; with food available for purchase.

Yucatan Living Recital of Voice and Piano September 22, 2012
Jose Adan PerezBaritone Jose Adan Perez is returning to Merida to sing! Many Yucatan Living readers will remember this remarkable young voice from his 2009 role of Figaro in the Barber of Seville, which was presented by the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan. Tonight’s performance, Recuerdos, will present songs of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Cuba. It is brought to us by Opera Yucatan in collaboration with UADY. The pianist for this event is Michiyo Morikawa, who began her own career in Japan at the age of five. She is no stranger to Mexico. Read more about Michiyo Morikawa in her biography.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto UADY , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Alejandro SanzTuesday October 16, 2012
Another great popular singer, this time from Spain, comes to Merida this summer! The title of this tour is “La Musica No Se Toca.” Alejandro Sanz has won fifteen Latin grammy awards, including three times for Best Album, more than any other Latin artist. He has also won three Grammy awards, and was the first Spanish artist to record an MTV Unplugged album. He is known for his flamenco-influenced ballads, but also experiments with other genres. Definitely worth seeing!! Here’s a song to whet your appetite…
Location: Estadio Kukulcan, Circuito Oriente
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available at Hotel Conquistador and at ticketmaster.com.mx
Ticket Prices (in pesos): Diamond: $2,850, VIP: $1,900, Lower seats (orchestra level): $750, General: $400.

Benefit Concert at Hacienda Ochil in Yucatan

Yucatan Living Concert + Intervention: Philip Glass + James Turrell November 14, 2012
All funds will be donated to a foundation dedicated to preserve the Maya culture. After the concert, there will be a cocktail for all attendees.
Location: Amphitheater of Hacienda Ochil
Time: TBA
Admission: $4,000 pesos

Yucatan Living Third Jose Jacinto Cuevas National and International Piano CompetitionNovember 24 to December 1, 2012
Contestants in this competition are all world class pianists. Never miss even one of these performances! We even recommend the practice sessions! Be sure to be there on November 30, where you will be able to watch the three best of the best pianists compete for this award, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan.
Location: Yet to be announced
Time: Yet to be announced
Admission: Yet to be announced

 

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