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This Week… starting February 06, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Actually, for the next two weeks, there are no new festivals beginning in any of Yucatan’s 106 municipalities due to upcoming and ongoing Carnival events in every corner of the state. This is a magical time in Yucatan and we hope everyone takes the time to see at least one parade or attend one party or two. Events this week are light, as everyone is busy preparing for the major events of Carnival 2012.

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) February 06, 2012

Yucatan Living Official Holiday to Commemorate the Constitution of 1917.

 

Tuesday (Martes) February 07, 2012Ricardo Lopez Mendez

Yucatan Living CIX Anniversary of the Birth of Ricardo Lopez Mendez
This is a very special annual event. Performing tonight will be the Chamber Choir (Jonathan Renteria, Director), the Ballet Folklórico de Adultos Kich Pan Lol (Delfina Uribe Evia, Director) and Grupo Artístico de Jazz (Miguel López León, Director)
Location: Parque del Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez, on the road to Progreso, across from Liverpool
Time: 6:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Commemoration of Tuesday of Carnival
This month’s presentation at the City Museum is a look back on Carnivals biggest day over the years, the Battle of the Flowers.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 10:00 AM Tuesday
Admission: FreeQuinteto Nocturnal

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Quinteto Nocturnal
This quintet is under the direction of Alfredo Briceño. We hope all of our visitors take time out to go and see some of these wonderful trova groups and this quintet is one of the best.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles)February 08, 2012

Yucatan Living Funky Market/ Dragon Bazaar
This time, not only are there artisans from all over but they are also including anyone who wants to get rid of furniture, household items clothing and more. The street will be closed and food by the universally famous TACOMAYA will be available for purchase. For more information email Carol at trumblecarol1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Location: Tacomaya, Calle 19, directly in front of the baseball-soccer field in Chelem.
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free to shop. Only $50 pesos for a vending spot

Yucatan Living Chelem Toy Drive, Bingo and Raffle
This year, the Chelem Toy Drive Bingo nights will not be held monthly. Instead, they will be spread throughout the year so they will not conflict with other major events. In addition, there will be monthly raffles to support this project. In February, the prize is a two night stay in Hotel Casa del Balam for two adults and two children. For info, email chelemchristmasdreams [at] gmail [dot] com or call Marry at 999-137-3521.
Location: Bingo at La Playa de Chelem Restaurant
Time: 6:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $150 pesos for one card for the whole night. They will still play three bingos and finish with a Grande Prize Blackout Game. You can change your card anytime you want and you are more than welcome to play more than one card, but you will have to pay for a whole night for each card you play. Half goes to purchase toys and half is set aside for the winners.

 

Thursday (Jueves) February 09, 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 The Daniel Ayala Perez Youth Symphony Orchestra of Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil YucatanYucatan
This marvelous young orchestra is under the direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido. This orchestra is developing into one of the finest youth orchestras in the world.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: The Chords of Yesteryear
This is a performance by Eduardo Cervera, under the direction of Felipe Cervera Pacheco. Anyone who wants to better understand how music is developed through families in Yucatan will certainly have a treat tonight.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $60 pesos

Friday (Viernes) February 10, 2012

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 Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan Program 4
Tonight’s performance features Gabriela Dias, as Guest Director, along with the flute of Joaquin Melo. This orchestra is the one that all of our visitors ask about and plan their trips around, so be sure to come and hear them if at all possible.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

 

Saturday (Sabado) February 11, 2012

Yucatan Living The Daniel Ayala Perez Youth Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
This marvelous young orchestra is under the direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido. This orchestra is developing into one of the finest youth orchestras in the world.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Third Annual Carmelitas Carnival Ball
Carmelitas are people from Ciudad del Carmen who are living in Merida. The evening will begin with a show that includes the coronation of the King and Queen of the ball. There will also be a dinner, soft drinks and live music.
Location: Los Arcos, Calle 17 # 131 x 26, Col. Itzimna
Time: 9:30 PM Saturday
Admission: $250 pesos. Contact Allison for more info: allison [at] meridacasa [dot] comCarnaval Comparsas 2012

Yucatan Living Contest of Comparsas
Move over New Orleans Indians! Merida’s Comparsas are getting better every year! A Comparsas is a large group of costumed dancers, complete with conga band. They usually parade through the streets throughout Latin America, but Merida is having a contest this year. This event is sure to be one of the best eye-candy events of Carnival 2012. Be sure to bring your camera!
Location: Parque de Colonia Aleman
Time: 6:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie (Great Musicals): All That Jazz
(1979) Director: Bob Fosse. Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lang and Leland Palmer. Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 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 Full Moon Jazz FestivalFull Moon Festival Telchac 2012
A beach party that includes music by three live groups, dancing and great food. Help support 62 students in Telchac Puerto, Yucatan while having a wonderful time with friends.
Location: Villas Wayak km. 25.5 Progreso – Telchac
Time: Begins at 4:30 PM Saturday
Admission: $250 pesos, which includes two beverages.
Note: Free transportation from Merida, Chicxulub and Progreso (by reservation)

 

Sunday (Domingo) February 12, 2012

Yucatan Living Video Documentary: The Rhythms of Life
Explore the powerful rhythms of the Sun and Moon and their influence on the lives of plants and animals. See what it was like in the first days after creation, when tides were as high as 1.5 km.
Location: Natural History Museum, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan Program 4Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2012
Tonight’s performance features Gabriela Dias, as Guest Director, along with the flute of Joaquin Melo. This orchestra is the one that all of our visitors ask about and plan their trips around, so be sure to come and hear them if at all possible.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Movie (Great Musicals): My Fair Lady
(1964) Starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway. A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday February 13, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for ongoing events here.

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living St. Valentines Dinner and Concert: Tuesday 14th February
Four course Dinner. Live concert: "Jorge Garcia & Friends". This is a event for anyone with great food and music and good company.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 x 70 and 72.
Time: Doors Open: 7:00 PM, Dinner Served: 7:30 PM, Concert: 9:30 PM

Admission: $135 pesos, Limited to 34 guests. Tickets available from hotel reception.

Yucatan Living Hotel Yakunah: Valentine Day Dinner: February 14, 2012
Treat your sweetheart to dinner at the beach and live music by Sol Survivor. For More Information, Call (969) 935-5600 or e-mail info [at] hotelyakunah [dot] com [dot] mx
Location: Hotel Yakunah, Calle 21 # 64 x 48 y 50, Progreso
Time: TBA
Admission: Tickets available at reception.

Yucatan Living Welcome to 2012: The First Carnival of the New EraCarnaval Merida 2012

Quema de Mal Humor (Burning of the Bad Humor) and Concert, Wednesday, February 15
This event is a symbolic act in which bad moods are condemned and their effigy is set on fire. After this, there is a fireworks show. All of the Carnival royalty will be on hand because the Quema of Mal Humor officially kicks off the festivities of Carnival. But that isn’t all. There will also be a concert by exceptionally talented K-Paz de la Sierra.
Preview: K-Paz de la Sierra 
Location: Plaza Grande, in front of the Municipal Palace
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Preschooler’s Parade, Thursday, February 16
This is one of the most anticipated events of the Carnival season. These children are the future of Yucatan and this parade is always proof positive that they they are the most beautiful, most charming, most graceful, and most self-aware children anywhere in the world.
Location: The Preschooler’s Parade will begin at the corner of Calle 63 y 62, parade the one block in front of the Municipal Palace on Calle 62, take a left on Calle 61 and another left on Calle 60, and finish their parade just past Parque de Santa Lucia – but before they get to Calle 49.
Time: 4:00 PM
Admission: Free, Chairs are $30 pesos, and you can buy them 3 hours before the parade.

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exhibition: Febrero Loco y Marzo Otro Poco, Thursday, February 16th.
Featuring the Artists: Samuel Barrera and Juan Pablo Bavio.
Location:LA ESKALERA, Calle 70 x 57 y 59 In the Barrio de Santiago, 3 doors from La Flor De Santiago. This is a new gallery.
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Puerto Morelos Wine Tasting: Friday February 17 and Friday March 2
The first event is Understanding Argentinian Wine, and the second one is Understanding Mexican Wine.
Admission: $400 pesos
Booking and Information: email info [at] casacaribepuertomorelos [dot] com

Yucatan Living Hotel Yakunah: Watch the Daytona 500: February 26
This is shaping up to quite a party, so do plan to be there!
Location: Hotel Yakunah, Calle 21 # 64 x 48 y 50, Progreso, Yucatan
Time: 1:00 PM
Admission: None listed

Yucatan Living Merida’s First Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Love KillsMerida Mystery Dinner Theater
It is a dark and sinister evening in Mérida, and a group of travelers have found themselves drawn together in a strange and mysterious hotel. Suddenly, there is a scream! Murder! Without warning, our travelers find themselves in the middle of a Murder Mystery. The mayhem escalates when our brilliant Inspector Gustavo (Gary DeRose) is called to task to solve the murder. All murder suspects must be detained and questioned. And it is up to YOU the audience, to help Inspector Gustavo find our killer and bring him (or her) to justice! 
This light-hearted comedy is a Whodunit Mérida-style! “Murder in Mérida: Love Kills” is an interactive performance following the traditional structure of the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre – introduce the characters, kill one of them, then figure out who did it. During each break between acts, a different course of the meal is served and characters mingle with the audience helping to make sense of the clues provided. Inspector Gustavo and the rest of the cast will have you in stitches as you figure out “Whodunit”! For an evening of fun, mischief and laughs, you won’t want to miss “Murder in Mérida: Love Kills”. 
Tickets On Sale Now:available through Hennessy’s Irish Pub 999-923-8993
Ticket price: $375 pesos includes three –course dinner and show.(alcoholic beverages billed separately)
Show dates:
Sunday March 4: 2:00 PM matinee
Monday, March 5: 7:30 PM 
Tuesday, March 6: 7:30 PM 
Wednesday, March 7: 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 8: 7:30 PM
*Seating ½ hour before show. Please come early.  Proceeds from the show go to help two not-for-profits AMANC and Evolución A.C. www.meridamysterytheatre.com

Yucatan Living Air Supply at Hacienda Chichi Suarez: Wednesday  March 7, 2012Air Supply in Merida
This will be Air Supply’s 35th Anniversary Concert tour, and not the first time they have come to Merida. They actually have quite a large following here and it promises to be a high-energy concert. Plus, it’s out at a hacienda… a lovely venue for a concert.
Location: Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Calle 35 x 14 s/n Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Yucatan
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: VIP $1,200 Gold: $1,000, Silver: $800, General $600 pesos. Tickets on sale in the offices of More Music, located in the Banorte Tower, Paseo de Montejo # 310, 2nd floor.

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Irish Dinner: March 17, 2012
This is the last Hotel Zamna event until October, so they are pulling out all of the stops. There will be a four course Irish dinner, topped off by Irish coffees. Riverdance experts welcome. Tim will be leading. Plus, the St. Patrick’s Prize Quiz has a value of $1,000 pesos! (no clues and no half points for tryers).
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: 7:30 PM, Dinner served at 8:00 PM
Admission: $135 pesos per person, limited to 36 guests. Tickets are available at the reservations desk.

Yucatan Living International Women’s Day Event: March 8 – 10, 2012International Women's Day
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 Forwardfor 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.

Yucatan Living 2012 Whale Shark Festival: June 15 – 17, 2012
Swim with Whale Sharks and help support environmental education at the same time. Ceviche Tours is donating its entire Whale Shark Festival profit to Amigos del Isla Contoy, a 501c3 non-profit that then provides support for the education of the local population on sustainable marine conservation and ecotourism. There can sometimes be as many as 200 whale sharks feeding near Isla Mujeres, so don’t miss your chance to see them.
Location: Isla Mujeres
More Information: Ceviche Tours

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