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Merida Events: Carmen & Latin American Cinema

This Week… starting June 14, 2010

 

Carmen – The Opera
This event has opened to rave reviews! If you have not made arrangements yet to see it, we suggest that you do so immediately! There will be three shows this week (Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday). After that, there will be only one more chance, on June 22, to see these performers continue to mature in roles they seem to have been born to play.

 

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Tixcacalcupul Fiesta – One Day EventJune 15
This fiesta is in honor of San Bartolome Apostol. Tixcacalcupul is located at about the center of our southern border with Quintana Roo. This is about as rural as it gets. Tixcacalcupul doesn’t even have a police station! The entire population is Mayan and that governs the language that is spoken there. Look in Tixcacalcupul for hammocks, as well as embroidered tablecloths and huipiles. We also offer a word of caution about the way hammocks in this area have been advertised. You will often see that the hammocks from Tixcacalcupul are supposedly wonderfully soft and made from henequen fibers. Such is not the case. Please read Yucatan Living’s news report concerning this issue. We doubt that the craftsmen who actually make these hammocks have any idea that their products are being marketed in this manner.Yaxcaba in Yucatan, Mexico

Yucatan Living Yaxcaba Fiesta – 10 Day EventJune 20 through June 29
This fiesta is in honor of San Pedro and San Pablo. Yaxcaba is located just east of Sotuta, almost to the middle of our southern boundary with Quintana Roo. Almost 10,000 of the 13,000 people who live there are Mayans. Yaxcaba is the "go to" place to see marvelous churches from the colonial era. The churches and chapels include: a temple in honor of San Francisco de Asis, a chapel dedicated to the Virgen de Guadalupe, and Casa Ilamada Huaycot, also called the House of 100 Doors. In addition, there is a temple in honor of Santa Cruz that is in what used to be the Parish of San Pedro, and the Chapel of San Nicolas. There are also archaeological ruins in almost every town in the municipality.

Yucatan Living Cacalchen Fiesta 10 Day EventJune 20 through June 29
This fiesta is in honor of San Pedro and San Pablo. Cacalchen is not very far from Merida. It is between Bokoba and Tixkokob and just south of Motul. Look here for the marvelous Municipal Palace, Hacienda Dzidzilche, and the Temple of San Pablo, all built in the 16th century. The blouses and huipiles embroidered here are cotton, and the hammocks are also billed as being woven of hemp, so please see Yucatan Living’s news report on this issue. Again, we do not believe this marketing language is, in any way, the fault of the artisans, and sincerely doubt they know it is being done. For those who like wild life and birdwatching, Cacalchen is a great place to visit. They have everything from "gatos de monte" to songbirds. From what we hear, many of their songbirds are cardinals.

 

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) June 14, 2010

Yucatan Living Recital of the Piano Maestros
This is a recital by Juan Carlos Perez and Jonathan Gutierrez. There is no musician, dancer, or theater group in Yucatan that is not working constantly to improve their skills and we are the beneficiaries of their talent every year at this same time. This will be an excellent performance!
Location: Centro Cultural del Niño Yucateco, Calle 59, #424 x 48 y 50
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Democratic Monday
Movie chosen by audience vote
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 15, 2010

Yucatan Living Carmen, The Opera!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Carla Dirlikov and the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, together, as they perform one of the best loved operas in the world! For more on this lovely, young American, see Yucatan Living’s Carla Dirlikov, Cultural Envoy to Mexico.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday, 8:00 PM and on all nights listed: June 15, 18, 20, & 22
Admission: $500, $450, $400 and $300 pesos; 25% discount for children and INAPAM
More information: 923-1334 and 923-1335

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Galanes
This performance is under the direction of Claudio Moo
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 x 62
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cafe Pena K’aay T’aan: New Music Tonight
Tonight, you will hear Raul Fernando Cruz Novelo and Ivone Alejandra Castro Fernandez, along with Nuevos Valores, presenting a collective of new Yucateca songs. Felipe de la Cruz is the coordinator of the event, and that is a name we all associate with quality shows. Please go out and support these young people.
Location: Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PMElephant, showing in Merida, Yucatan
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Elephant
(2003). Director: Gus Van Sant. Stars Alex Frost, Eric Duelen, and John Robinson. Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) June 16, 2010

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: Reverenda Funk
This concert is under the musical direction of Guillermo Calderon
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 x 62
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Juvenil de Piano Series
Tonight’s recital is by Cristopher Canche Ortiz, Jorge Pina Sosa and David Sanchez Uicab. Yet three more young Yucatecos, on their way to stardom!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Ropa de Verano (Summer Clothes)
No, it’s not a movie, it’s a fashion show! LA 68 has invited eight local fashion designers to come and show their wares. There will be some treats to eat while you watch the show.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) June 17, 2010

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Voice and Piano
Tonight’s performance is by Zuleika Diaz (pianist) and Eduardo Rosado (tenor).
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 x 62
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: Godfather III
(1990). Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Starring: Al pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, George Hamilton and more! In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a yoBlood and Black Lace, showing in Merida, Yucatanung protégé under his wing.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 61 x 62
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema: Blood and Black Lace
(1964). Stars Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, and Thomas Reiner. This is a horror/mystery/thriller about a murderer and his six victims.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 x 45
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Pride and Prejudice
(2005). Director: Joe Wright. Stars: Keira Knightley and Donald Sutherland. The story is based on Jane Austen’s novel about five sisters – Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet – in Georgian England.
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Orquestra Tipica
No, it’s not a concert, it’s a movie! From the director of "Sins of My Father", that fascinating documentary about growing up with Pablo Escobar, comes this "combination of tango, jazz and punk rock" (so says Radio France). The director follows the first days of a band which has become the most important tango orchestra of the 21st Century. Made in Argentina in 2007, the movie is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, Students $15 pesos

 

Friday (Viernes) June 18, 2010

Yucatan Living Carmen, The Opera!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Carla Dirlikov and the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, together, as they perform one of the best loved operas in the world! For more on this lovely, young American, see Yucatan Living’s Carla Dirlikov, Cultural Envoy to Mexico.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday, 8:00 PM and on all nights listed: June 15, 18, 20, & 22
Admission: $500, $450, $400 and $300 pesos; 25% discount for children and INAPAM
More information: 923-1334 and 923-1335Chronicle of an Escape, showing in Merida, Yucatan

Yucatan Living Latin American Cinema: Chronicle of an Escape
(2006). This is an Adrian Caetano film that won 11 awards and 10 more nominations! The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by a Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 61 x 62
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

 Yucatan Living Cinema: Blood and Black Lace
(1964). Stars Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, and Thomas Reiner. This is a horror/mystery/thriller about a murderer and his six victims.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 x 45
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: The Science of Sleep
(2006). Director: Michel Gondry. Stars: Gael Barcia Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sábado) June 19, 2010

Yucatan Living SLOW Food Market

Yes, it happens every week. We just didn’t want you to forget about it. So consider yourself reminded! For information, contact moniqueduval [at] aol [dot] com

Yucatan Living Second Annual Solar Day (worldwide)
June 19 is SolarDay 2010, a national and international day of recognition for Solar Energy, Sustainability and Energy Independence. The first SolarDay in the U.S. was held in 2009.
For more information, visit Solar Day’s Website.

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Dance (Various Disciplines)
This is a performance by the dancers from Centro Municipal de Danza
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 x 62
Time: 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Latin American Cinema: Tropa de Elite
(2007) a.k.a. “Elite Squad” is a 2007 movie with 30 awards and 9 more nominations! In 1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 61 x 62
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

 Yucatan Living Cinema: Kill Baby, Kill
(1966). Director: Mario Bava. Starring: Giacomo Rossi-Stuart and Erika Blanc. Dr. Eswai is called by Inspector Kruger to a small village to perform an autopsy on a woman who has died under suspicious circumstances…
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Course: Introduction to Cinema
Instructor: Mario Helguera
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: Contact Cairo Cinema Cafe at 926-5718

Yucatan Living Los Ladrones Viejos (The Old Thieves)
A story of some old thieves, whose successes happened in the Sixties.They bemoan the way things used to be, and how they have changed in Mexico City. The movie was made in 2007, is surely in Spanish and there is no notation that there will be English subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, Students $15 pesos

 

Sunday (Domingo) June 20, 2010

Yucatan Living Carmen, The Opera!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Carla Dirlikov and the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, together, as they perform one of the best loved operas in the world! For more on this lovely, young American, see Yucatan Living’s Carla Dirlikov, Cultural Envoy to Mexico.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday, 8:00 PM and on all nights listed: June 15, 18, 20, & 22
Admission: $500, $450, $400 and $300 pesos; 25% discount for children and INAPAM
More information: 923-1334 and 923-1335

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBA
Location: Museum of Natural History, near the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema: Kill Baby, Kill
(1966). Director: Mario Bava. Starring: Giacomo Rossi-Stuart and Erika Blanc. Dr. Eswai is called by Inspector Kruger to a small village to perform an autopsy on a woman who has died under suspicious circumstances…
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, CaThe Beat that My Heart Skippedlle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: The Beat that My Heart Skipped
(2005). This is a French film directed by Jacques Audiard. It stars Romain Duris and Aure Atika, with Melanie Laurent. Should Tom (Duris) make like his thuggish father or pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Carmen, The Opera!
This is the final opportunity to see Carla Dirlikov and the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, together, as they perform one of the best loved operas in the world! For more on this lovely, young American, see Yucatan Living’s Carla Dirlikov, Cultural Envoy to Mexico.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Tuesday, June 22 at 8:00 PM
Admission: $500, $450, $400 and $300 pesos; 25% discount for children and INAPAM
More information: 923-1334 and 923-1335

Yucatan Living 4th of July BBQ
Sponsored by MELL, IWC, and the Merida Men’s Club. Mark your calendars! This will be the last of the big events at MELL until the Snowbirds come home to Yucatan again! We’ll keep you posted about time and location as new information comes in.

Yucatan Living 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan


October 9 & 13: 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan and 25th Anniversary of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan, Merida.

Yucatan Living July 23 to August 1Tunich Fair at Dzitya
If you are building or decorating a home, you absolutely do not want to miss this fair. It grows larger every year and now has international companies coming to see what treasures they can find to export to their home countries. We are beyond belief lucky to have this village right on the edge of Merida! For more on this event, along with pictures of a few of the goodies you’ll find here, visit our article, The Stones of 
Dzitya
.  The organizers are currently working with Veracruz as the guest state for 2010. We will keep you posted as we learn new information. To see more pictures, a video and a calendar of events from 2009, visit en-Yucatan…and don’t forget, there will also be free transportation provided to and from Centro to the fair.

Yucatan Living November 21, 2010Taste of PlayaTaste of Playa
This is a huge annual event where over 40 restaurants are highlighted in a one day event. It was a great success last year, so be sure and put it on your list for Fall travel “must see and do.” 
Time: 2 PM to 9 PM
More: Check the details on the Taste of Playa website.
Location: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

 

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