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This Week… starting November 09, 2009

In the City This Week


Municipal FIestas This Week

Halacho Fiesta 7 Day Event
Third Week in November
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.


Monday (Lunes) November 09, 2009

Yucatan Living Look our ongoing events page for events on Monday

Tuesday (Martes) November 10, 2009

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan:
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64Trio Los Andariegos
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Andariegos
This trio is under the direction of Renan Gamboa. We are not familiar with their work and are looking forward to seeing this performance.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Corporation
(Canada, 2003). Starring Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott, with appearances by Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore. Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20. Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miercoles) November 11, 2009

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: Oliver en Concert: Palabras de Amor
This performance is under the musical direction of Roger Lara.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Tango Night; Nov. 11, 2009Tango Night in Merida
This is going to be a spectacular performance by Paola de Martino. If you want to see how its really done, come on out and enjoy this performance by the South American Tango Champion! 
Location: Plaza Serenata, Calle 60 x 61 # 500, Centro.
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: $150 pesos, Show and Dinner included
For more information, call: 924-5499 or cell: 999 200 8258


Thursday (Jueves) November 12, 2009

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Camerata Academica de Merida
Music of Catalunya, under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido. This is Merida’s chamber orchestra and is always one of the best performances you will ever see.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Nov. 12 – Nov. 14 Photography Workshop: Nudes Underwater
Location: Galeria In La’kech, Calle 60 #595A x 73 y 75 Centro
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Admission: $1,600 pesos. Reservation Deadline: Nov. 5
For More Information and to Make a Reservation, Contact: rendija taller visual, s.c.
rendija [at] rendija [dot] com / rendijatallervisual [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] mx tel 01 33 3630.3690 – 3630.0323

Yucatan Living Cinema Classics: Zombie 2
(1979) Strangers looking for a woman’s father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61Freaks, 1932
Time: 6:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cinema Classics: Freaks
(1932). A circus’ beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. Stars Wallace Ford
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Eli Roth Cinema Series: Cabin Fever
(2002). A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. Stars Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, and James DeBello.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti – Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: Waltz with Bashir
This movie was directed by Ari Folman and has subtitles in Spanish. Since the title is in English, we are assuming the movie is as well. An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. There is both nudity and graphic sexual content in this movie, as well as disturbing scenes depicting atrocities.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Film: Sister Helen
(EUA, 2003) Sister Helen is not your average nun. In fact, there is nothing average about this story. After the death of her husband and two sons, Helen got herself sober and joined the Benedictine order of nuns. Though in her late sixties, she opened a private home for recovering addicts and alcoholics in the South Bronx, where she lives, along with twenty-one men.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $20 pesosLupita and Ernesto D'Alessio


Friday (Viernes) November 13, 2009

Yucatan Living Concert: Lupita y Ernesto D’Alessio
Location: Palenque (at X’Matkuil)
Time: 12:00 PM Friday
Admission: Purchase Tickets in the Lobby of Fiesta Americana
For More Information, Call: 920-7633

Yucatan Living Movie: Dejame Entrar  (Let the Right One In)
(2008) Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who urns out to be a vampire.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Times: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
This movie was directed by George Roy Hill. What a way to lighten up what is otherwise a week of heavy movie fare. Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. Paul Newman and Robert Redford – frozen in our memories right here in this movie!
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: Flowers in the Desert
Every year the Huicholes embark on pilgrimages from the mountain ranges in Jalisco to the Wirikuta Desert in San Luis PotosÌ and to the Aramara Sea along the coast of San Blas, Nayarit; amongst other places.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Photo Exhibit Event at Habla
The city’s most interesting place to learn Spanish (and English!) is branching out into all sorts of wonderful cultural events. This Friday night they will host an exhibit of works by student photographers from the ESAY school. Under the direction of Francisco Martin, using pinhole cameras, they have done experiments with light and subject matter to answer the question, “How can photographers see again like children?”. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Habla, Calle 26 No. 99 B x 19 y 21, Col. Mexico (directions here)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm Friday
Admission: Free


Saturday (Sábado) November 14, 2009

Yucatan Living Alternative Health Fair
The Merida English Library will host what we are pretty sure is the First Annual Alternative Health Fair. Visitors are encouraged to visit the different practitioners who will be on hand to explain what they do. There will be massage therapists, homeopathic practitioners, acupuncturists and Pilates and Yoga teachers. Other disciplines represented include reflexology, aromatherapy and a couple that sponsors yearly free clinics in Piste.
Location: Merida English Language Library, Calle 53 x 66 y 68
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Admission: Free and open to everyone, but donations will be deeply appreciated.
For More Information, Call: 924-9550

Yucatan Living International Women’s Club: 25th Anniversary & Reunion:
November 7 through 14

This will be a week-long reunion for the members of IWC throughout the years. The only requirements to join this group are that the lady speaks English. Today, the membership can proudly say that its members’ origins lie in over 20 nations. During their reunion, they will go on a number of tours, eat at some marvelous restaurants, and enjoy such cultural offerings as local serenades and a special program prepared for them by the Symphony. This Anniversary and Reunion are being announced early so that all IWC members, from around the world, will have time to get here. If you are interested in becoming a member of the IWC or simply need more information about the Anniversary and Reunion, you can e-mail dulcefirth[at] or merida_iwc[at]yahoo.comHostel

Yucatan Living Movie: Hostel
Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: Delicatessen
This 1991 movie was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who creates cannibalistic meals for his odd tenants.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The One Man Village

A moving, poignant story, ‘One Man Village’ is Lebanese director Simon El Habre’s documentary on the life of his elderly uncle, farmer Semaan El Habre. As the only remaining inhabitant of Ain El Hazaroun, a small village outside Beirut, Semaan stubbornly remains, while other villagers, who fled the besieged village during the 15-year civil war, have failed to return.
Location:Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos


Sunday (Domingo) November 15, 2009

Yucatan Living Documentary: Frozen Planet
Visit the coldest places on the planet and see the wonderful array of life that exists in those places.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM SundayThe King of Comedy
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: The King of Comedy
This 1982 movie was directed by Martin Scorsese. Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in showbiz, by resorting to stalking his idol, a late night talk show host who craves his own privacy. Stars include: Robert De Nero, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Shelley Hack, Ed Herlihy, and Lou Brown.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free


Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Nov. 21: The Last Mexican Crafts Fair of 2009Mexican Crafts Fair at Hotel Zamna
The works of 16 invited artists and artisans from Merida and Yucatan will be on hand at this fair. Six completely new artists will be featured. Food will be available from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM and there will be a Door Prize drawing at 4:00 PM. If you have been looking for anything from the Rolls Royce of Hammocks to locally sculpted marble, this is the fair to attend. There will also be a complete range of specially made clothing, in all sizes, for both ladies and men.  
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Headliners at X’matkuil
The following events will be productions by Hold-em Mexico. Expect lots of charros, showing off their skills, but you may want to skip the pelea de gallos (cockfighting) which start off some of the events. We’re just saying…
Nov. 20: Marco Antonio y Jorge Muniz
Nov. 21: Gloria Trevi
Nov. 27: Mijares
Nov. 28: Emmanuel y Alexander Acha
Location: Palenque, inside Xmatkuil fairgrounds
Time: All of these events are at 12:00 PMToh Bird Festival 2009
Admission: Tickets on Sale in Lobby of Fiesta Americana

Yucatan Living November 19-22: VIII Toh Bird Festival
This festival is a bird-watcher’s dream, with plenty of opportunities to not only watch birds, but to get hands on experience with volunteering to help with some of them as well. The array of birds found in Yucatan is astonishing and this is a trip well worth taking for any avid bird-watcher. So save the dates! And sign up here at their website!
Location: Variable locations in Merida and Valladolid
Time: All Day
Admission: Variable

Yucatan Living November 26: Juan Luis Guerra in Concert
Dominican singer, songwriter, and self-producer who has sold 20 million records, and won numerous awards including nine Latin Grammy Awards two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. He won 5 Latin Grammy awards in 2007 tying him with Juanes for the record of most Latin Grammys won in one night.
Location: Kukulcan Stadium
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: From $ 350 pesos to $1600 pesos. Tickets on sale at the Fiesta Americana Lobby

Yucatan Living December 5 – 6: AANY Art Show
The last AANY Show was a huge success and we have no doubt that the next one will be as well. Word has come that this event now has the support of the ICY and will be included in the Otoño Cultural (Fall Cultural Festival). You can read more about the show here in our recent article about the AANY artists and organizers. You can also find out how to become an AANY Sponsor!De Mano a Pata 2009

Yucatan Living December 5:Mano a Pata 2009 (Hand in Paw 2009)
Please Give a Hand to Save a Paw. This is an annual benefit event for AFAD and one that is certainly deserving of our support.
Location: Calle 39 # 201 x 18 Col. Monterreal
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos. Tickets on sale at Veterinaria Duarte and Planet Pethood, or call 920-5019 and 9991-27-8609.

Yucatan Living December: Hotel Zamna: Tinsel & Turkey Night
Festive Dinner Buffet at 8:30 PM
Music from Four Decades at 9:00 PM
A Christmas Fun Prize Quiz
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida, Centro
Time: approx. 8:00 PM
Admission: $90 pesos. Please collect your tickets before the event, as they are unable to reserve tickets and need to know how many will attend for catering purposes.
Phone: 999 924 0103 Visit their website: Hotel Zamna  


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