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Merida Events: Labor Day and Ballet

This Week… starting April 28, 2014

Art In The City

Yucatan Living Exhibition: The Coast of Yucatan: Flying Images and Sounds
This exhibition is of the work of José Luis Fajardo y Karín Mijangos. This exhibition has no end date listed and has been part of the traveling museum program for some time, so do expect that it will continue to move around the city.
Location: Centro Comercial Gran Plaza, Calle 50 Diagonal 460, Fracc. Gonzalo Guerrero
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mobile Museum: Exhibition: Epiphany April 11 – no end date listed
Group exhibition consisting of 23 works by students in the emerging workshop called Zoma Grafica. Participants in this exhibition include Gabriel Ramírez Aznar, Malú Johansen, Sergio Neri, Ernesto Novelo, Zeus Borges, Christian Pacheco, Rodolfo Baeza, Víctor Moreno, Rosaura Luna, Lizet Ortiz, Alonso Maza, Francesca Aldegani y Ugggo.
Location: Centro Comercial Gran Plaza, Calle 50 Diagonal 460, Fracc. Gonzalo Guerrero
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Admission: FreeBenjamin Ramirez Art Show in Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Exhibition: Spring Colors: Benjamin Ramirez
This is an exhibition of contemporary art by Benjamin Ramirez. Please see Yucatan Living’s article about Benjamin Ramirez, Gentleman Artist, to learn more. Opens March 27 and continues into May.
Location: Galeria del Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
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

Yucatan Living Exposition: Habanerorama Art Shows in Merida Yucatan Mexico
This is an exhibition of the works of Samuel Barrera, a local artist with a very distinct style. Samuel’s view of the world is fresh and clear, and his work is easily recognizable. Everyone can find something to love about this man’s work. Started March 28.
Location: Galeria La Eskalera, Calle 70 x 59 and 57, Santiago, Merida
Admission: Free

Yucatan 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.
May 8: In collaboration with the Merida English Library, the La Artesa collection will be shown. This event will include a wine tasting.
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $300 pesos
May 9: More collections will be opened and your invitation includes a delicious tasting of 7 kinds of Oaxacan moles. This is a special event that requires a reservation because space is limited. However, this night is well worth attending because you will be able to participate in a raffle of a beautiful print by one of the most important Masters from Oaxaca. After this day, the Oaxacan prints will be available in the Nahualli Gallery for view and/or purchase.
Time: 8:00 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 928-6566

 

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) April 28

Street Dancing in Merida YucatanYucatan Living Street Dance: Extraordinary Merida
This event is under the direction of Daniel Alpuche. Should be fun!
Location: Parque Eulogio Rosado, Calle 56 x 64
Time: 6:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) April 29, 2014

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Yucatan (Youth Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan)
This is this orchestra’s X Official Season’s Concert. You can expect sound, music and puppets tonight, under the direction of Aarón Sánchez and Edgar Sulú, with invited artist Tito Diaz. Never miss a chance to see this orchestra.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Trio DespertarYucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Despertar
Trio Despertar is one of the best of the trova trios in Yucatan. The Trova Troubadors’ Association keeps this music alive and fresh for all the world to enjoy.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) April 30, 2014

Children's Day in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Children’s Day

Yucatan Living Festival of Children’s Day

The theme of this event is “Magical Thinking”, perhaps as a tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez? Everyone knows how Yucatan loves magic and magicians. This should be a great event for kids and for adults who are kids at heart.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de Las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 6:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Youth Ballet of Yucatan: Fantasia Disney
This performance is under the direction of Karla Barrera. Come and see as the children are taken on a magical tour of major animated Disney movies.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 5:00 and 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Music: Los Romanticos
This is the group that sings “I Swear, I Love You.” It doesn’t get more romantic than an evening in this audience.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida YucatanYucatan Living Movie: The Great Beauty
( Italy 2013) Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Good Night Nobody
( Switzerland 2010) The mysterious world of the sleepless. Four insomniacs from around the world invite us to spend a night with them. While the rest of the world sleeps, they’re awake.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) May 01 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Upstream Color
(USA 2013) A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Valladolid English Library Lecture Series
The Valladolid Secture Series for April will take place on May 1. They will be playing LOTERIA, the traditional Mexican game, and prizes will be awesome!!!
Location: The Palapa at Casa Hamaca in Valladolid
Time: 7:30 PM Thursday
Admission: The usual $50 pesos per person donation to VEL will buy your first card. Additional cards are $50 pesos each.

Yucatan Living Labor Day: Official Holiday

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we know.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free in April

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we know.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Man On Wire
(UK 2008) A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City’s World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974, what some consider, “the artistic crime of the century.”
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) May 02 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Hadewijch
(France 2009) The aspirant nun Céline vel Hadewijch is invited to leave the convent where she studies and she returns to the house of her mother in Paris.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we know.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Classical Ballet In Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Cuban National Ballet: May 2 & 3
The Cuban National Ballet is one of the best ballet companies in the world, and has been since it was founded by the great Alicia Alonzo in 1948. Featured in this performance is “The Carmen Suite,” a one-act ballet that was created in 1967 by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, to music written by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. Yucatan and Cuba have always shared a very close relationship, especially when it comes to music and dance. This performance is a treasure that must be seen. It is the second in a series of performances called Gran Gala Internacional de Ballet Danza de América.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 59
Time: Not Given
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we know.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida YucatanYucatan Living Movie: Halley
(Mexico 2012) Alberto forms an unusual friendship with Luly, the manager of the 24-hour gym where he works as a night guard.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) May 03, 2014

Opera in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Opera Yucatan: Tristan and Isolde
Wagner’s Bicentennial – Tristan and Isolde.
.Location: Sala Mayamax in Museo del Mundo Maya
Time: 12:00 PM Saturday
Admission:Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Bridge
(UK 2006) People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular suicide destination in the world, and those drawn by its call.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we know.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Food Inc.
(USA 2008) An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Sunday (Domingo) May 04, 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

 

Monday (Lunes) May 05

Yucatan Living Aniversario de la Batalla de Puebla (Mexico defeated the French)
Cinco de Mayo around the world, but mostly in the U.S.A.

 

Coming Soon

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra: May Schedule
There will be three performances by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan in May 2014.
Program 10: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi May 9 & 11
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the violin of Stephanie Chase. http://stephaniechase.com/ Music is by Vivaldi and Respighi.
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 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 at website: operayucatan.org

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 to make 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!)

Akumal Comedy FestivalYucatan Living Third Annual Akumal Comedy Festival April 29 – May 3
This popular festival is a benefit for the Riviera Maya Red Cross. The Tuesday through Saturday schedule includes:
Tuesday – April 29, 2014
Live Music & Stand Up Comedy with Host Gus Lynch, featuring Adam Quesnell, Turner Sparks, Ray Harrington and headlining Paul Hooper
Location: Tulum: Mateos Mexican Grill – Tulum Beach Road South
Time: 7:00 PM: Live Music, 8:00 PM: Stand Up Comedy –
Admission: 100 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)

Wednesday – April 30, 2014
Live Music & Stand Up Comedy with host Gus Lynch, featuring Craig Norton, JT Habersaat, Mike O’Keefe, Luke Bugeaud, Ray Harrington, and headlining Mary Mack. Live Music with Rio Funk.
Location: Wah Wah Beach Bar in Playa Del Carmen
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: 100 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)

Thursday – May 1, 2014
Live Music & Stand Up Comedy with host Turner Sparks, featuring Tommy Ryman, and headlining Tim Harmston.
Location: Akumal Center: The Plaza Ukana Grateful Dead Stage
Time: 7:00 PM: Live music with the Honey Chuggers, 8:00 PM: Stand Up Comedy
Admission: 100 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)
La Buena Vida late night show with Adult Content 18+. Host Adam Quesnell, featuring Al Klemick, JT Habersaat, and headlining Chris Garcia.
Location: North Akumal
Time: 10:00 PM
Admission: 100 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)

Friday – May 2, 2014
Live Music & Stand Up Comedy with host Adam Quesnell, featuring Ray Harrington and headlining Mary Mack.
Location: Akumal Center: The Plaza Ukana Grateful Dead Stage
Time: 7:00 PM: Live Music with TASHA, 8:00 PM: Stand Up Comedy
Admission: 100 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)
La Buena Vida late night show *Adult Content 18+ with host Craig Norton, fFeaturing: Mike O’Keefe and Gus Lynch, headlining Paul Hooper.
Location: North Akumal
Time: 9:00 PM: Live music with Natalie and the Foxes , 10:00 PM: Stand Up Comedy
Admission: 100 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)

Saturday – May 3, 2014
Closing Ceremony y Comedia en Espanol with Tony Gabriel, Jarana Dancers
Comedia en Espanol: Host is Luke Bugeaud, featuring Rojo Perez, headlining Chris Garcia.
Location: Akumal Center: The Plaza Ukana Grateful Dead Stage
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free / gratis
La Buena Vida late night show *Adult Content 18+ featuring the best of the Akumal Comedy Festival.
Location: North Akumal
Time: 9:00 PM: Live Music with Rio Funk, 10:00 PM: Best of the Fest Show
Admission: 100 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)

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