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This Week… starting August 16, 2010

 

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living After approximately 20 Festivals and Fiestas opening in the past two weeks, it is amazing to see just one this week, but Buctzotz is a very special place and we know you’ll want to visit this fiesta.

Yucatan Living Another Buctzotz Fiesta: 8 Day Event: August 22 through August 30
Believe it or not, Buctzotz begins a new fiesta before the current fiesta ends! This fiesta is based around a pilgrimage in honor of the Immaculate Conception. We found a 4 minute section of a road trip into Buctzotz on YouTube here.  Be sure and look for paintings by the children of Buctzotz, as shown on the Mundo Maya website.

 

In the City of Merida

 

Monday (Lunes) August 16, 2010

Yucatan Living Visit the Municipal Book Fair at the Palacio del Ayuntamiento

 

Tuesday (Martes) August 17, 2010

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan / Nuevos Valores
A collective display of the Yucatan Song Workshop. Under the direction of Mtro. Felipe de la Cruz, with interpretive participation by the most talented Maricarmen Peniche and Maria Guadalupe Gomez Moo.
Location: in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free (cash café, of course)

Yucatan Living Tribute to Romulo RozoRomulo Rozo and Miguel Menendez
Unveiling of the bust of Romulo Rozo. Romulo Rozo is the man who created the Monumento de la Patria. According to Wikipedia, he was born in Bogotá in 1899, and died in Merida in 1964, the very same day that he received his citizenship for Mexico. Apparently, he also became quite well known as a songwriter here in Yucatan. Sadly, he died in poverty, like so many artists who are unrecognized in their lifetimes. A bust of him will be installed on Paseo de Montejo tonite.
Location: Paseo Montejo (in front of the Monumento a la Patria)
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tribute to Dance: Spassio Latino
This performance is under the direction of Ricardo Ruz. This is another of those performances that you have to see to believe. Watch Spassio Latino on YouTube to see just how talented these young people can be! Of course, this younger generation calls this type of dance a form of salsa. We suppose they’ve never heard of the jitterbug… but they’re awfully good at it, no matter what they call it.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: $50 pesos

Yucatan Living Yahal Kab in Concert
This performance is under the direction of Ricardo Vega. This group is not to be missed. Please give yourself a treat and listen to Yahal Kab on YouTube.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available in the box office.

Wednesday (Miercoles) August 18, 2010

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Divas, Vamps and Femme Fatales:La Dama de las Camelias (Camille)
(U.S. 1936) Directed by George Cukor, with Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore, and Robert Taylor. A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM WednesdayBrins Dance Show
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Wednesday of Dance: The Tumaka’t Dance Company
This performance is under the direction of Vania Duran. If you have children in Yucatan (especially if you have teenagers), or if you know someone who does, please bring them to see this spectacular show. This is a danza infantil and these great kids need our attendance to see how much we appreciate their talent and hard work. Watch the Tumaka’t Dance Company on YouTube for a preview of their work.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Wednesday at the Peon: An Appointment With Dance
This performance is by Tatzudanza, under the direction of Tatiana Zugazagoitia
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box officeArterias Art Show

Yucatan Living Art Openning: Arterias
Agustin Gonzales, a local painter, will most likely be on hand for this opening of a show of his most recent paintings. Augustin is a talented young artist who moved to Merida about a year ago and we encourage you to go out and support him.
Location: Amaro Restaurant, Calle 59 x 60
Time: 9:00 PM, Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) August 19, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
You know how it is… they never want to tell us what’s playing until the last minute. But be assured, it will be something good! As soon as they let us know, we’ll update this page. So check back often!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Musical Theater: Chicago
This is a performance of this famous musical by Compania de Teatro Xpresion
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Divas, Vamps and Femme Fatales: Bringing Up Baby
(U.S. 1938). Directed by Howard Hawks, with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby. A real classic with two fantastic actors… don’t miss it!
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) August 20, 2010

Yucatan Living 3rd Annual Break Dance Contest – The Only Real Battle
This show continues until Sunday. Breakdancing is the rage here in Merida and these young men and women are serious competitors. Check it out!
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 4:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box officeMarie Antoinette

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Divas, Vamps and Femme Fatales: Maria Antonieta (Marie Antoinette)
(U.S. 1938) Director: W.S. VanDyke, with Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power and John Barrymore. The life of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) from betrothal and marriage in 1770 to her beheading.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
You know how it is… they never want to tell us what’s playing until the last minute. But be assured, it will be something good! As soon as they let us know, we’ll update this page. So check back often!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

 

Saturday (Sabado) August 21, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
You know how it is… they never want to tell us what’s playing until the last minute. But be assured, it will be something good! As soon as they let us know, we’ll update this page. So check back often!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Folkloric Festival: Provincia a Provincia
Tonight’s performance is in memory of Mtro. Miguel Velez Arceo and a tribute to maestros Alvaro Braga and Jesus Garma
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $50 pesos

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Divas, Vamps and Femme Fatales: La Carta (The Letter)
(U.S. 1940) William Wyler directs this story by M. Somerset Maugham, starring Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall. The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Divas, Vamps and Femme Fatales: Los Viajes de Sullivan (Sullivan’s Travels)
(U.S. 1941) Director: Preston Sturges, starring Veronica Lake and Joel McCrea. A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life…which gives him a rude awakening.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) August 22, 2010Las Abandonadas

Yucatan Living Cinema Series: Divas, Vamps and Femme Fatales: Los Abandonadas
(Mexico 1944) Director: Emilio Fernandez, with Dolores del Rio and Pedro Armendariz. Abandoned by Julius with her young son in her arms, Margarita is admitted to a brothel in Mexico City in 1914. One of the brothel’s customers is Juan Gomez, a revolutionary general who falls in love with her beauty and takes her out of the life of a prostitute. But Margaret’s misfortunes do not end there because Juan is actually an imposter, a member of the feared band of automóvil gris, that is ravaging the city with their crimes. This film is in Spanish and may not have English subtitles.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 6th Festival from Province to Province:
A Folkloric Marathon

This performance will include performers from several states, so it should be well worth attending.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: We have times of both 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM, both from reliable sources… good luck!
Admission: Tickets available at the box office ($20 pesos)

Yucatan Living 6th Festival from Province to Province
The State of Durango Presents their Folkloric Ballet
Location: Sala de Arte in Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:30 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 6th Festival from Province to Province
The State of Chihuahua Presents their Folkloric Ballet
Location: Sala de Arte in Teatro Merida
Time: 7:30 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Benjamin Ramirez: Cosmogonia Maya – Wednesday  August 25, 2010Benjamin Ramirez Art
What a wonderful treat! Sometimes, the best thing in life is a second chance and we’ve got a second chance to see Cosmogonia Maya. On the opening night of this exhibition, Benjamin Ramirez was so busy that he did not have time to answer many of the questions that were put to him. In addition, several people were unable to attend that night. To rectify this situation, the artist is going to give a private tour of the show. The one-hour tour will be in English. He will speak about the inspiration for the show, Mayan symbolism and ideology, provide technical information, and will answer any questions. If you do not know Benjamin Ramirez and his work, read our interview with him.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Instituto de Cultura de Yucatan, Calle 60 #411 x 45 y 47, Centro
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Remembering the Composers- August 25, 2010
Remember, this is the 3rd Wednesday of the month and its time for Remembering the Composers in Merida. These concerts are always very special and something that, if you love the music of Yucatan, you should always try to attend.
Location: Museum of Yucateca Song
Time: 9:00 PMRace in benefit of Children with Cancer
Admission: $10 pesos

Yucatan Living Second Race with a 10K and 3K Walk – Sunday September 5
This event is sponsored by Telcel and exersite.com.mx. Proceeds will go toward supporting the needs of children with cancer and their families. The slogan for this race is “Now is the time for Heroes!” Won’t you be a hero for children with cancer?
Sign Up: You can sign up to participate in this race by calling Exersite: 167-9257 and 167-9258. 

Yucatan Living Celebrate Mexico’s Bicentennial and Hotel Zamna’s 3rd Anniversary – Saturday September 11
This will be an evening of live music under the stars, along with a 3-course dinner with wine, a Zamna Prize Quiz, and free local beers, spirits & wine throughout the night. There will be a charge for imported drinks and wine. The menu includes roast pepper and carrot soup with bread, pork in a creamy Xcatic sauce, spring vegetables and rice, plus simply divine peaches & pears marinated in brandy with limon sorbet. If the weather does not cooperate, this event will be moved inside. 
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: Doors open at 7:30 PM, Dinner is served at 8:00 PM, Concert at 9:30 PM
Admission: $220 pesos, but tickets must be picked up and paid for in advance because of the need for catering. There is a limit of 40 guests, so please pick up your tickets early.
For more information, Call: 999-924-0103

Yucatan Living 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan – October 9 & 13 Festival of Choirs Yucatan
Concert under the direction of maestro Electo Silva (Cuba). This is a 6-month-long festival that begins on April 8th and travels from Jalisco to Merida and on to Colombia and Venezuela before its final performances in Merida in October. Visit the MySpace page of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan for a complete listing of the international dates. In case there is anyone who doesnt believe that a voice is the equivalent of a musical instrument or that a choir is the equivalent of an orchestra, we invite you to listen to samples of their work on their MySpace page. We especially liked A una dama que iba cubierta and La Cochinita Pibil. Performance dates in Merida are:
October 9 & 13: 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan and 25th Anniversary of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 57
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Yucatan 2010: Short Film Festival – November 12-21
The Yucatan 2010 Short Film Festival is calling for submissions. It is open to any non-professional resident of the Yucatan to submit their short films, and cash prizes will be awarded. Selected films will be exhibited during the festival. Films submitted must be digital videos, made in Yucatan and produced after Jan 1 2009. One person can submit unlimited number of films. The themes must touch on mexicanidad, identity, revolution, independence, liberty and/or democracy. There is even a category for one-minute cellphone films, as well as one for films in the Mayan language (with Spanish subtitles), and the films can be up to thirty minutes.
Screening:November 20 & 21. The public will select the winners.
Prizes: Cash prizes of $4000 and $5000 pesos for each category
For More Information: ICY Direccion de Artes Visuales, 930-4700 Ext 54035 and 54019
Submission Entry Fee:Free

Yucatan Living Multimedia: 200 Years of Being A Proud Mexican – November 19th & 20th
This wide screen event will have it all: the history of Mexico on a screen that is 11 meters long and 6 meters high, as well as books on art and history that are being taken house-to-house already.
Location: Parque de la Kukulcan, Circuito Colonias
Time: 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Taste of PlayaNovember 21, 2010
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.
Location: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Time: 2 PM to 9 PM
More Information: Check the details on the Taste of Playa website.

 

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