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Merida Events: More Music!

This Week… starting November 14, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Halacho Fiesta
This fiesta takes place during the third week in November and is a traditional festival (county fair). Halacho is located on our border with Campeche. The Templo de Santiago Apóstol and the ruins of Siho Oxkintok can both be found there.Feria Xmatkuil 2011

Yucatan Living Xmatkuil – The Yucatan State Fair: November 11- December 03
Every year, the Yucatan State Fair is held in the small municipality of Xmatkuil, just outside of Merida. If you’ve never been, go! You’ll enjoy the parts that are different from what you are used to as well as the parts that are just like your State Fair back home.

In The City

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s Fall Cultural Festival: October 21 through December 13
Yucatan’s Fall Cultural Festival is one of the most important annual events in all of Mexico. This year’s festival is a tribute to the great composer and singer Sergio Esquivel, known throughout Mexico and born in Yucatan. The events are all online and can be viewed from the website of the Annual Festival of the Arts. Yucatan Living will be including events from this festival in our regular Events column so our readers won’t miss anything.

Preview Sergio Esquivel’s performance in video or check out Sergio Esquivel’s website.

 

Monday (Lunes) November 14, 2011Orquesta Sinfonica Infantil Modus Novus

Yucatan Living Gala Concert: Orquesta Sinfonica Infantil, Modus Novus
This performance is under the direction of William Muntz. Please become a follower and fan of this youth orchestra. The young musicians have the whole world ahead of them and need your support and encouragement. Preview Orquesta Sinfonica Infantil, Modus Novus .
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Music: Longings and JoysClassical Music in Merida Yucatan
This is a performance with Fernando Sanchez at the piano. We usually hear this young musician in a duet with Abigal Coral Almeida. It will be a pleasure to hear him play alone.Preview Fernando Sanchez Garcia
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) November 15, 2011Contemporary Music in Merida

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: Plan Consistency
This is a Collective Dance and Contemporary Music performance by Diana Bayardo, Gervasio Cetto, Manuel Estrella and Elias Puc.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Sentimiento
Three trova Yucatecos who play with a Cuban flavor. This performance is under the direction of Andy Uicab.Preview Trio Sentimiento.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: FreeCafe Peña Event

Yucatan Living Café Peña K’aay T’aan
This is a Collective Sample from the Workshop of Yucateca Song. It is under the direction of Maestro Felipe de la Cruz.
Location: in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: 45 Years of Friendship and MusicAnniversary Concert of Musical Groups in Yucatan
Tonight, audiences will enjoy the voices and guitars of the Rondalla Universitaria de Yucatan, under the direction of Dr. Julian E. Duran Flores, and the wonderful sound of the Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera. We absolutely do not see enough of either of these groups! Preview the Rondalla Universitaria de Yucatan. And previewOrquesta Tipica Yukalpeten
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Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM, Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) November 16, 2011The Point of Trova

Yucatan Living Music: The Point of Trova
This performance is under the direction of Fernando Leal, who writes many of the wonderful pieces we hear performed by such greats as Angelica Balado and many others. We have no further information about who the performers will be for this event, but every event associated with Fernando Leal is well worth attending.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM, Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exposition: The Brushes of Garcia Gineres
This is the opening of a collective painting exhibit, coordinated by Manuel Lizama, a well-known painter from Merida, located in the lovely local gallery in the Parque de Las Americas. Stroll the park and enjoy the art as well!
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Magadanza, Contemporary Dance

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: Magadanza
Lourdes Magallanes presents contemporary dance. Preview the work of Lourdes Magallanes.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM, Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tango With Carlos and Carol
Free Argentine Tango lesson for one hour, then practice dancing the tango. All are welcome and no partner is required. Not interested in dancing? Come and watch and enjoy the music with friends. Check here for more info on their website.
Location: La Casa del Malecón, Calle 19 x 64 y 66 Malecón de Progreso, (Far east end of the Malecón – Front on Malecón, rear on Calle 21
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Music: Anniversary TourOrquesta Sinfonica Juvenil
This is a performance by the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil Carlos Chavez, with Alfredo Ibarra as director. This is not just a local orchestra, but the National Youth Orchestra of Mexico and its members are nothing short of brilliant! What a great opportunity to see these young musicians.
Preview the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil with Carlos Chavez.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 7:00 PM, Wednesday
Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) November 17, 2011

Yucatan Living Classical Music for Children
This is a performance by two percussion groups. These groups are gaining in popularity and we are very pleased to see more of them. They are La Familia de las Percusiones and Ensemble Infantil de Percusiones GONK, under the direction of Raul Humberto Escarcega.
Location: Centro de Musica Jose Jacinto Cuevas, Calle 59 x 50
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: What Did You Say?
This is a performance by the exceptionally good dance company Tatzudanza, under the direction of Tatiana Zugazagoitia and presenting the choreography of artist Monica Dower.
Location: Foyer of Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

City Choir Presents Mexican Concert

Yucatan Living Concert: The Choir of the City of Merida
This is going to be a concert of Mexican songs sung by our city choir… how wonderful! It will be under the artistic direction of Maestra Nidia Gongora.
Preview the Choir of the City of Merida.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM, Thursday
Admission: Free

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: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Still and Always
This is the 40th Anniversary Concert for Alfred Bolio, a local singer.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM, Thursday
Admission: Free

Ritmo Urbano Music

Yucatan Living Music: Nano and Chito Man
This performance features Ritmo Urbano, under the direction of Edwell Cetina. There is also a Ritmo Urbano magazine in Merida, so it may be related to that too… we’re not sure! (sorry!)
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala. Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thusday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) November 18, 2011

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

Yucatan Living Concert: The Symphony Orchestra of YucatanCarlos Prieto in Yucatan
Tonight’s performance is under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco and features Carlos Prieto on the violin-cello. Look for such great music as Sheherazade, by Rimski-Korsakof in tonight’s lineup and be prepared for a very upbeat show.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office and through the Symphony website.

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: What Did You Say?
This is a performance by the exceptionally good dance company Tatzudanza, under the direction of Tatiana Zugazagoitia and presenting the choreography of artist Monica Dower.
Location: Foyer of Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM, Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Trova and Popular Music
Do not miss this concert! The group Addalberto and Trovafusion 2012 is one of the major jewels in Yucatan’s entertainment world …and don’t let the word ‘fusion’ put you off. This is wonderful music and you will be glad you attended. Note: Addalberto, a major talent himself, is the father of Emmanuel Pinzón, Merida’s answer to Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick, Jr. Preview Addalberto and Trovafusion
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala. Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM, Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opening of Painting Exhibit
The name of this show is “On the Horizon: Strokes and Realities” and the artists are students and former students of Centro Cultural Wallis, which is one of the most impressive creative training centers in all of Yucatan.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM, Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) November 19, 2011

Yucatan Living Music, Dance and Drama: Festival Paso a Paso 2011
Only young people could come up with a name like the “Revenge and Gorilla Jam Collective” and we can’t wait to see what this is all about!
Location: Centro Cultural Iberica, Calle 74 x 37
Time: 3:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Semillas Tzucacab: Participatory Photography for Social ChangeSemillas Project Exhibition
Talk: Nov. 19, Photography Show: Nov. 14 – 26
From the Yucatan Living article, Semillas Tzucacab, “this project uses a technique called Photovoice, a participatory action research methodology in which people with a unique and underrepresented point of view in life use photography to express their particular lived experience… The result is a showcase of photography accompanied by short captions that together provide a glimpse into lives that otherwise remain invisible to most people.” Now, the photos are coming to the Merida English Language Library, where they will be on display for about two weeks. Come to the talk that Chelsea will be giving, and enjoy the photos. The photos on display for 2 weeks beginning Nov. 14, plus a talk on Nov. 19.
Location: At M.E.L.L., Calle 53 between Calle 66 and Calle 68
Time: At M.E.L.L.: Talk on November 19 @ 11:00 AM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The Splendor and Decline of One Culture
The title of this Folkloric Dance special event is The Splendor and Decline of One Culture. It features the Alfredo Cortes Aguilar Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan, under the direction of Raul Castillo Alfaro and the Orquesta Jaranera del Mayab, under the direction of Felipe Chi Naal.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Music: References to My Love
This is the 30th Anniversary concert of Beatriz Cervera, one of Merida’s long-time favorite singers. Come listen for a taste of true Merida and Yucatan!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Ruz Fusion Band
The Ruz Brothers in Concert. Yucatan seems to breed the most marvelous fusion of old and new music, popular and trova, and this art form is gaining worldwide attention as a class in and of itself. Come check it out.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

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.

Yucatan Living Galería Nahualli: Dinner Galeria Nahualli, Casa de los Artistas
A night of art, dinner and music chosen to please the most discerning guests. This year they have invited six artists from Cuba and of course, the hosts will be Abel Vázquez and Melva Medina, some of Merida’s finest artists. For your ears, Pawel Blaszkowski on the violin and Ruth Bennett on the harp, both members of the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan. Martin Älvarez Ibarrondo will perform his culinary magic in the kitchen. And they have added an extra touch. As part of the exhibit, the banquet tables will be set with service plates hand-painted by the artists, and these will be available for purchase after the meal.
Location: Calle 60, #405 x 43 and 45, Barrio Santa Ana
Time: 6:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $500 pesos

Yucatan Living Cinema: Destiny
(Finland 1922). Starring Walter Janssen. As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Sunday (Domingo) November 20, 2011

Yucatan Living First Annual Merida Music Festival
All day music festival featuring 12 bands, including bands from Cuba, Ireland and the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan. Only 2000 tickets will be sold. The event will be catered by Hennessy’s, everyone’s favorite Irish pub, the Beer House and other local restaurants.
Location: At Hacienda Dzibikak… if you have never been there, this will be a great opportunity to see one of Yucatan’s lovely renovated haciendas. Check their website here for location and directions.
Time: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Get your tickets at Hennessy’s. Tickets will be $150 MXN per person or $175 MXN the day of the event.

Yucatan Living Documentary:Walking With Dinosaurs: New Blood
Come watch as dinosaurs rule the Earth!
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM, Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema: The Blue Angel
(U.S. 1930) Starring Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings and Kurt Garron. Immanuel Rath, an old bachelor, is a professor at the town’s university. When he discovers that some of his pupils often go into a speakeasy, The Blue Angel, to visit a dancer, Lola Lola (Ms. Dietrich), he comes there to confront them. But of course, from there the plot thickens…
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Today’s performance is under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco and features Carlos Prieto on the violin-cello. Look for such great music as Sheherazade, by Rimski-Korsakof in today’s lineup and be prepared for a very upbeat show.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office and through the Symphony website.

Yucatan Living Dance Marathon: Celebration of Musician’s Day
These are several of the groups that will also be playing out at the Fair at X’matquil, so this is a second chance to hear them; or, if you don’t want to go out to the fair, you can hear them here.
Location: Bajos del Palacio Municipal – actually, this event is held in the street in front of the Municipal Palace. Dance a while, then watch from a sidewalk table nearby.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Juan Carlos y su Bomba
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Chicken y sus Comandos
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Fausto Gomez, la Voz Joven
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Los Autenticos
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Russian Ballet in Merida

Yucatan Living Russian Ballet in Merida: Monday. November 21, 2011
It wouldn’t be Christmas in Merida without one of the marvelous Russian Ballet companies passing our way – once and sometimes even twice. This year, the Ballet Ruso de Rostov presents Chopiniana, a two act ballet with up to 30 dancers on stage in every scene. Hurry to get your tickets early for this one night show. These tickets go fast!
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Tickets on sale at the theater box office
More information: 924-9990

Yucatan Living The TOH Marathon Bird Watch: November 25 – 27
Gather your team of four to nine people and visit the TOH Festival de Aves website for more information and updates.

Yucatan Living Great Chili Cookoff in Chelem:  November 26
Come one, come all for the Great Chili Cookoff and show us if you have the best chili in the the Yucatan. This is a fundraising event for the Chelem Christmas Childrens Fund. There will be prizes for the best chili in categories of Regular Chili, Vegetarian Chili, and Non-Traditional Chili. Music and karaoke will be sponsored by Oldies With Jim. This successful event has raised money each year to make our local children have a special Christmas and now they look forward to it with anticipation. So open up your hearts and attend this fantastic event.
Location:La Playa Chelem Restaurant
Time:5:00 PM
Admission:$150 MXN

Yucatan Living Casa Zamna: Around the World in 80 Minutes Sunday Nov. 27
A trip around the world with laughter thrown in. But first we will feed you with a traditional Cornish supper will be served at 7-30 PM. Cornish Pastries served with a salad and dressing. Teams may be up to 4 members. A great prize waits for the winning team!
Location: Casa Zamna, Calle 53 x 70
Time: Dinner will be served at 7:30 PM, Party ends at 11:30 PM
Admission: $65 pesos per guest. Tickets on sale now…..Limited to 36 guests.

Yucatan Living Concert in Progreso Featuring Victor Martinez and Cony Ancona: Sunday, November 27, 2011
Come and take a walk back through the 70′s with these two great performers! The show is under the Musical Direction of Maestro Darwin Valencia.
Location: Bajos del Palacio Municipal Progreso, Yucatan
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living AFAD Fundraiser: Voces de Colores: Saturday  December 3, 2011
A performance by Maria Teresa Gomez, Malena Duran and Mia Monforte. This show would be more than worth the price of admission even if the proceeds were not going to support AFAD, so be sure to get your tickets early!
Location: Colegio Merida (Calle 60 in front of COSTCO)(A chance to go see this beautiful school and its buildings might ALSO be worth the price of admission!)
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos (must be over the age of 18). For advance tickets, Call: 308-5901 Nextel

Yucatan Living The AANY Art Show: Arte A Mano: December 3 and 4
This is the 7th edition of this show and, this year they have a lot of new artists, including some from Quintana Roo. They have contracted with an old and well-known Yucatecan restaurant to provide food service. For those who do not know: AANY stands for Amigos de Artistas/Aartesanos Nuevos de Yucatan. Read the article about this upcoming show on Yucatan Living.

Yucatan Living Chelem: North Meets South Funky Market: Tuesday, December 6
From what we hear, this will be the coolest Funky Market ever! Vendors, artists and artisans from miles around will display their wares. They close off the entire street, Coca Cola provides the tents and TACOMAYA provides the food.
Location: TACOMAYA Restaurant in Chelem
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Admission: Free but bring money to purchase local and expat arts and crafts, as well as to buy something great to eat from TACOMAYA

Yucatan Living Photography Exhibit: Its Wild – More or Less: December 8, 2011 – January 5, 2012
An invitation from Cherie Pittillo, Photographer: I welcome each of you to an unexpected, but appreciated event to share my vision. Your attendance will add special memories to my life. You will find whimsy, abstract, portraits, and brief glimpses into what I saw or felt when I clicked my camera’s shutter.
Location: Galeria Callejon de Congreso, Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free


Yucatan Living International Women’s Day Event: March 8 – 10, 2012
This event has been organized by We Move Forward, an organization dedicated to helping women reach their full potential. Please visit the website of We Move Forward for more information. .
Location: Isla Mujeres
Time: TBA
Admission: $645 USD until Nov 30, $695 USD thereafter. Includes membership in WMF. Group rates are available. Reservations are now being taken.

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  1. My family, all adults, will be spending our first Christmas at our home in Merida. Would you please tell us of special events, markets, masses, etc. we should be aware of. Thanks very much!

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