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Merida Events: La Noche Blanca

This Week… starting May 19, 2014

Art In The City

Yucatan Living Noche Blanca: Saturday, May 24
Billed as una velada de arte y cultura, Noche Blanca is a night in Merida when art galleries and museums open their doors until late into the night. Art exhibits are accompanied by music, food and parties, creating a very festive atmosphere.
Location: All over town in downtown Merida
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exhibition: Winners of the 2013 Funds for the Visual Arts – April 15 – No end date listed
The winners of support offered by the Ayuntamiento de Merida present the results of their projects. The winners include Yoochel Kaaj, Cine Video Cultura, A.C., Igor Solís, Mina Bárcenas y Paloma Menéndez.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida (1st floor) and in the Galeria de Arte Municipal, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

SoHo Gallery during Noche Blanca in Merida Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living SoHo Galleries Special Exhibition: Friday and Saturday.
The night before Noche Blanca, SoHo Galleries is having a Noche de Colores exhibition with D.F. artist Jorge Aguilar and sculptor Federico Rivero. Jorge will be painting on piece on canvas live in the gallery, and that painting will be auctioned off at 9:00 PM. The proceeds from the auction will go to help support Brazos Abiertos. Jorge Aguilar’s work is bold with a modern Mexican flavor. Both nights will be open with food and wine.
Location: SoHo Galleries, Calle 60 x 43 y 51, Centro
Time: Friday and Saturday: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free, includes food, wine and 20% off selected paintings

Yucatan Living Collective Exhibit
Galeria Eskalera will feature new exhibits for Noche Blanca, including a photography exhibit by William Frej about Enduring Cultures and sculpture by Abraham Illescas. The open starts at 8 PM, the exhibit continues even after the weekend.
Location: Galeria La Eskalera, Calle 70 x 59 and 57, Santiago, Merida
Admission: Free

Art in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Invitation: Opening of the Exhibition: Oaxaca en Nahualli: May 8 to 24
This exhibition is an amazing collection of prints from Oaxaca. They will be showing more than 400 pieces of art this month.
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $Free
May 24: This event will finish with a wonderful party to go along with Noche Blanca.
All Events at this Location: Nahualli Gallery in Casa de los Artistas , Calle 60 x 45
Reservations and Information: Melva Medina: info [at] artistsinmexico [dot] com or call 999-928-6566.

 

In Valladolid

Music and Culture in Valladolid Yucatan
Valladolid: V Festival of San Bernadino de Siena
If you haven’t been to Valladolid in a while, this festival is a great excuse to go visit. The events are all so special and underscore why this festival is growing into one of the best in all of Yucatan.
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Monday May 19: Trova Night with Trio Itzá. Esplanade
No festival would be complete in Yucatan without a night of romantic trova.
Location: Convent of San Bernadino de Siena, Valladolid
Time: 8:00 PM

Yucatan Living Tuesday May 20: Three Events
6:00 PM: Procession of San Bernardino of Siena and accompanying images and associations . (through five of the Convent of Sisal Streets )
7:00 PM: Closing Mass of the V Festival in San Bernardino. Mass will be celebrated by Sr. Pbro. Lic. Rodrigo Santos Sánchez, Párroco de San Bernardino de Siena and by Pbro. Lic. Armín Rivero Castillo, Párroco de la Iglesia Santa María de Guadalupe, de Mérida, Yucatán and distinguido vallisoletano (distinguished citizen of Valladolid).
8:00 PM: Regional Vaquería with the Alexandrian Jaranera Orchestra and the parish community.

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) May 19, 2014

Yucatan Living 119th Anniversary of the Fall of Jose Marti
Jose Marti was a Cuban revolutionary when Cuba was fighting for independence from Spain. In addition to being a national leader, he was also a poet and a writer, whose work continues to inspire Latin Americans to this day.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Parque de las Americas, Avendia Colon por Calle 20, Colonia Garcia Gineres.
Time: 8:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Concert: Jazzeando los 80’s
This is one of those times when one can’t help but smile when we first see the director’s name. Mauricio Bonfiglio is a household name in Jazz in Yucatan and is one of the “best of the best.” If you love jazz, follow that name and go to this performance tonight.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez , Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) May 20, 2014

Yucatan Living Audiación: Children and Contemporary Music
This performance is under the direction of José Elías Puc Sánchez and María Teresa Novelo. Please come out and support our talented children.
Location: Cineteca in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Trova Music in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Inspiracion
A fabulous trova group!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Popular Music: Dixie Jazz Orchestra
This fine jazz orchestra is under the direction of José Carlos Rodríguez Arreola. Never miss jazz in Yucatan!
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61 Centro Merida
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Contemporary Dance in Merida Yucatan Mexico Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: Natura
Al SurDanza company under the direction of Milton Acereto.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57 Centro Merida
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) May 21

Yucatan Living Movie: No
An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Music for Guitar and Bass
Carlos H. Rodríguez Marfil on guitar and Samuel Piña on Bass and Contrabass. Should be a fabulous and moving show.
Location: Sala de Arte in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Music: The Song of the Bards
This concert is by Víctor González Pérez.
Locations: Iglesia del Jesus, Tercera Orden , Calle 60 x 59
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Between Sky and Moon
This is a performance by Grupo Atversus. We are not familiar with their work, but are looking forward to this event.
Locations:Casa de La Cultura, Calle 63 x 64, Merida
Time: 8:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concepción Garma in Concert: Just a Women
This is going to be a wonderful concert. This lady never fails to thrill her audiences.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Back To Nadia
Nadia was an 11-year-old girl In the Taliban Afghanistan. To be able to survive, Nadia had to dress up as a boy. She did that over the next 11 years; until 4 years ago, when an NGO took her out of the country and she was established in Cataluña, Spain as a woman. Last summer, Nadia went back to her country for the first time and the cameras joined her.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) May 22 , 2014

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Diario A Tres Voces
We are always told that love lasts forever like in children’s fairy tales, but the reality is that people change and relationships expire. Well, this movie is about that.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Musician, poet and crazy
This movie is part of the series “The Queens of the Tropics,” which includes movies by María Antonieta Pons, Amalia Aguilar, Meche Barba, Ninón Sevilla and Rosa Carmina”. Enjoy!!
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Chamber Music: Desde que a ti te quiero
What a strange title… Google Translate tells us it means “when you love you”. All the more reason to go and see this performance by Juan Luis de Pablo Enríquez Rohen.
Location: Sala de Arte in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Los Hermanos Ruz Tribute to Marco Antonio Muñiz and Carlos Lico
The Ruz Brothers are a long-time favorite on the stages of Merida. This performance is a great choice for the evening.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Substance
In 1943, the year in which the first A-bomb was built, Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, a substance that was to become an A-bomb of the mind.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Blame It On Fidel
A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) May 23 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: The Tiniest Place
The director interviewed survivors of the war in El Salvador, who have rebuilt a small town in the forest. Yet the film is not a montage of “talking heads.” Instead, the interviews are layered on top of images of contemporary life in the village.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Aventurera
This movie is part of the series “The Queens of the Tropics,” which includes movies by María Antonieta Pons, Amalia Aguilar, Meche Barba, Ninón Sevilla and Rosa Carmina”. More to enjoy!
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Lenny Sanchez in ConcertYucatan Living Lenny Sánchez in Concert: When you remember me
We never see enough of this treasure of Yucatan. Isn’t it about time for a new CD? Lenny was just given an honor in the musical world. Read about it in this week’s Yucatan News.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez , Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9: 00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Hunt
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Program 12: From Pomp and Circumstance to Romance
Guest director for this performance is Jose Guadalupe Flores, with featured artist Alexander Ovcharov (Oboe) as featured artist. Music includes the Military March of Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 (Elgar), and Concierto for Oboe (Williams), then on to Tchaikovsky for the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Francesca da Rimini Op. 32. What a night!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office. Please refer to the OSY website www.sinfonicadeyucatan.com.mx/inicio.php for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

Yucatan Living Movie: Searching for Sugar Man
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez. This movie has won multiple awards and is an amazing story.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) May 24, 2014

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
The cycle “The Ring of the Nibelung” by Richard Wagner:
May 24, 2014 – Introduction (Opera talk and documentary). Here is your chance to see the very famous The Ring! And to have explanations about it all. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
Location: Sala Mayamax del Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Film: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free
More Information at website: operayucatan.org

Yucatan Living Movie: Experimental Eskimos
In the early 1960s the Canadian government conducted an experiment in social engineering. Three young Inuit boys were separated from their families in the Arctic and were sent to Ottawa, the nation’s capital, to live with white families and to be educated in white schools.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

La Noche Blanca Merida YucatanYucatan Living Noche Blanca
All the art galleries are open late and there are parties everywhere. Don’t miss it!
Location: Downtown Merida
Time: May 24
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: In The Cut
This movie is part of the series “The Queens of the Tropics,” which includes movies by María Antonieta Pons, Amalia Aguilar, Meche Barba, Ninón Sevilla and Rosa Carmina”. Keep enjoying!
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Grupo Ceiba Flava: Hip Hop In the Rain
This group of young performers is defining Yucatan’s fusion for their entire generation.
Location: Parque de las Américas, Calle 20Av Colon x
Time: 8:00 PM Saturdey
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Guard
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Los Insolitos Peces Gato
Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next to hers. Martha, who lives alone with her four children, gains Claudia’s trust. When she gets out of the hospital, she spontaneously offers Claudia to go home with them. Getting to know this family makes Claudia feel at ease. And for the first time she experiences a sense of belonging in this peculiar little tribe. As Martha’s health weakens every day the bond Claudia has with each member of the family grows stronger.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) May 11, 2014

Yucatan Living Documentary About Nature
No word yet on which documentary is showing, but they are always interesting and appropriate for children.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Orquesta Sinfonica de YucatanYucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Program 12: From Pomp and Circumstance to Romance
Guest director for this performance is Jose Guadalupe Flores, with featured artist Alexander Ovcharov (Oboe) as featured artist. Music includes: Military March of Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 (Elgar), and Concierto for Oboe (Williams), then on to Tchaikovsky for the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Francesca da Rimini Op. 32. What a night!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office. Please refer to the OSY website www.sinfonicadeyucatan.com.mx/inicio.php for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

Yucatan Living Traditional Maya Music: El camino a Ichkansihó (The Road to Ichkansihó)
This is going to be a big event that includes performances by Moisés Hernández and Los Niños Percusionistas del Chak Xulub Chen, with Grupo de Danza Maya “Zamná” and original music by Moisés Hernández. Scene Creation is by Maricruz Hernández Sosa. If you are unfamiliar with Maya music, come and be prepared for a toe-tapping good time and a cultural adventure.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez , Calle 60 x 61
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Music in YucatanYucatan Living Concert: Alberto Selem: Corazón de Guitarra (Heart of Guitar)
This performance includes The Original Squires. Never miss a chance to hear Yucatan’s guitars.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez , Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Rope
Two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime. Nice.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) May 26, 2014

Yucatan Living Eduardo Rodríguez Ricalde: Noche de guitarra (Night of Guitar)
If you love music, this really is the best time of the year to be in Merida. The sweet sounds of guitars are everywhere!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Yucatan Living 2014 Concert of the Maestros
This is a performance of the best-of-the-best from Academia Yamaha Mérida Music Center.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez , Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra: May/ June Schedule
Program 13: Opera: La Cenicienta (Cinderella), June 20, 22, 24, 26 & 28. Please note Time Change: All of these gala performances are at 8:00 PM. The last symphony of the Spring Season is always one of the best events in Merida for the year. For tonight’s performance, the Concert Director is Juan Carlos Lomonaco and the Scene Director is Horacio Almada. Rossini’s Cinderela, tonight, features: Gabriela Thierry, Oscar de la Torre, Josue Ceron, Sergio Meneses, Claudia Rodriguez, Irasema Terrazas, and Emilio Carsi. If you love opera, great music, and performances by an ensemble that cannot be matched anywhere, this is the concert to see!
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 XXVII Marathon of the Marina 2014: June 8
This marathon has grown to be one of the largest in Yucatan. The prize pool this year is more than $500,000 pesos, and includes two compact cars, two motorcycles, and trips to the Riviera Maya. The marathon will be a total distance of 42.195 km and the half-marathon will be 21 km. Registration: May 5 to June 6.
Location: Begins at the Monumento a la Patria on Paseo de Montejo. Ends at the Malecon in Progreso.
Time: Marathon will begin at 5:00 AM
Registration: Register in IDEY offices, located in Gimnasio Polifuncional (CALLE 60 x 21 # 312 Col. Alcalá Martín): 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Fee: May 5 through May 25: $150 pesos. May 26 through June 6: $180 pesos

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
The cycle “The Ring of the Nibelung” by Richard Wagner will be shown (Saturdays at noon):
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 at website: operayucatan.org

Bird Photography Workshop in Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Bird Photography Workshop: June 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29
Tired of photos that don’t turn out the way you want? Improve your knowledge of your camera and learn to take amazing bird photos.
Instructor: Ivan Gabaldon
Requirement: DSLR camera
Location: Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan Office (Calle 32 #269 x 47 y 47-A), Col. Pinzon II, Merida
Times:
Friday: June 20: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: June 21: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: June 22: 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Saturday: June 28: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday: June 29: 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Admission: $2,000 pesos, includes registration and diploma. 50% of fee is required upon registration.
More information and full schedule at: Festival de las Aves Toh. (Great website, by the way!)

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