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Merida Events: Movies, Saturn & Clarinets!

The City of Merida has always sent us the most wonderful flyers to announce events. Now, they have these flyers online for just about every event. If such flyer is available for a certain event, its title will be green and bold, so you can click on it and the flyer will open in a new window.

Monday (Lunes) February 18, 2008

Yucatan Living Conversaciones con Amigos (Conversations with Friends)
Practice Spanish or English with friends. Membership not necessary. The library really needs English-speaking participants, as word is getting out that this is a great place to learn English. Come and participate!
Location: Merida English Library , Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68.
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Small Donation

Yucatan Living Vaqueria Folkloric Ballet
The signature dance of Yucatan, featuring the Jaranera Orchestra and the City Folkloric Ballet & Trova Yucateca.
Location: Ground floor of the Ayuntamiento in the Plaza Grande (the building with the clock)
Time: All Mondays 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Tuesday (Martes) February 19, 2008

Yucatan Living Merida Men’s Club
No dues, no officers – just camaraderie! The Merida Men’s Club is a multi-national, English-speaking group in Merida that meets for coffee, breakfast and friendly conversation on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and the last Saturday of every month from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Speakers are invited to address the group on subjects of general and local interest. To learn more and to put your name on the email list, contact Dan Ninburg (928-3866) or Roger Bowie (924-6792). You can also contact Dan via email at bushninburg [at] yahoo [dot] com
Location: Cafe Bistro Kaapej on Prolongacion Montejo
Time: 9:00 AM

Yucatan LivingTuesday of Trova: with Trio Los Nobles
If you haven’t heard this trova trio, you don’t know what you are missing! This is a "must see" and a perfect place to take guests and visitors.
Location: Dr. Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium in the Olimpo
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Freee

Yucatan Living Remembrance Musicals
Dance to the Big Band sound of the 40’s, played by the wonderful Jaranara Orchestra. Sit with the crowd in the park, at one of the restaurants that look out over the "dance floor" and eat dinner, or get out there and dance!
Location: Parque de Santiago, Calle 72 by Calle 59
Time: Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM for about 1.5 hours
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miércoles) February 20, 2008

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: Jesus Armando sings Luis Demetrio in Our Heart
If you have never heard Jesus Armando sing, one visit to his website will ensure your presence for this concert. This is the "must see" event for Wednesday night.
Location: Dr. Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium in the Olimpo
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $50 MXP

Yucatan Living M.E.L. House & Garden Tour
Conducted by Keith Heitke for the benefit of M.E.L.
Location: The tour departs from the Merida English Library, Calle 53 No. 517 between Calle 66 and 68 and ends at Calle 59 No. 572 between Calle 72 and 74.
Time: 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM, all Wednesdays, October thru March.
Reservations: (999) 924-8401
Information: sterlingheitke [at] prodigy [dot] net [dot] mx
Admission: $200 pesos

Yucatan Living Poker Night at Mercer Cigars
Wednesday night is poker night at Mercer Cigars. Everyone who participates gets a free Cuban cigar. Complimentary refreshments will be served, and beer, wine, food and cigars are available. Call for more information or to reserve your spot!
Location: Prolongacion Montejo 85-3, 15 y 17, Colonia Mexico (next to La Parilla)
Time: 8:30 P.M.
Phone: 944-3647

Yucatan Living The Lunar Eclipses
There’s always something wonderful going on at the Planitarium. Don’t forget to bring a sweater.
Location: The Planitarium in the Olimpo
Time: 6:00 PM with observation of the beginning of an eclipse on the balcony of the Olimpo between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida
The new home for jazz in Merida. Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and great live music every week. Mexico is in the middle of a National Jazz Festival, so check back often for new events.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Wednesday through Saturday: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Movie: El Paisano Jalil (Mexico, 1946)
Have you been to the Museum of the City at night? Click on the title and take a look. This is well worth the trip just to see the museum!
Location: Audiovisual Sala of the Museum of the City
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) February 21, 2008

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday – “Camerata Academica: Serenade for Cords”
Under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido, with Mtra. Charlyn Mayo as invited soloist.
You have never heard strings sound like this! This is the "must attend" event of the night.
Location: Dr. Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium in the Olimpo
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida
The new home for jazz in Merida. Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and great live music every week. Mexico is in the middle of a National Jazz Festival, so check back often for new events.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Wednesday through Saturday: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living To Remember is to Live
Live music under the trees in one of Merida ’s oldest parks. What we really love about this dance, next to the fact that it starts early and ends at a reasonable hour, is that members of the Jaranara Orchestra play for this one too! These musicians have a range that is unbelievable! Come on down and enjoy the Big Band sound, something you’re not likely to hear anywhere other than in Merida.
Location: Parque Zoológico del Centenario (The Zoo), Calle 59 at Avenida Itzaes
When: 4:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Yucatan Serenade
This is a real serenade that has been a fixture in Merida , every Thursday night, for over 40 years. If you haven’t seen it, you have really missed something wonderful. This is the center of Merida’s romantic heart – and has the alter to prove it. If you are a visitor, make sure to get to this particular serenade. It is well worth being part of your first memory of Merida.
Location: Parque Santa Lucía , Calle 60 and 55, Downtown
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Friday (Viernes) February 22, 2008

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida
The new home for jazz in Merida. Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and great live music every week. Mexico is in the middle of a National Jazz Festival, so check back often for new events.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Wednesday through Saturday: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Noches Románticas en La Ermita (Romantic Nights in the Hermitage)
Are there any other kind? And remember – this is free musical expression with a romantic theme. This particular park, with it’s central gazebo, it’s cobbled streets, the colonial facades surrounding the park and the lovely little church at one side is romantic, even without the music!
Location: Parque de la Ermita de Santa Isabel (Calle 66 and 77)
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Last Tango in Paris Starring Marlon Brando
This is a classic we all remember. What a career this man had!
Location:
Videosala of the Olimpo
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Saturday (Sabado) February 23, 2008

Yucatan Living Children’s Story Hour
Reading to children in both Spanish and English. Volunteers always welcome!
Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68.
Time: Every Saturday at 10:00 A.M.
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida
The new home for jazz in Merida. Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and great live music every week. Mexico is in the middle of a National Jazz Festival, so check back often for new events.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Wednesday through Saturday: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Noche Mexicana (Mexican Night)
Each Saturday night, there is a performance on an outdoor stage here, often from a musical or dance group from another part of Mexico . Chairs are set up for the audience, but there is often standing room only. Booths selling food and handcrafts are set up in the park. The purpose of this performance is to bring all of Mexico to Merida and to our tourists from all over the world.
Location: Beginning of Paseo Montejo, Calle 56 A between 47 and 49
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living En El Corazón de Mérida
Live music, including jazz, salsa and trova, held on various stages around the Plaza Grande. Many of the streets leading to the Plaza are closed to all but foot traffic, and the restaurants and bars put their chairs and tables outside in the streets. This is a night designed for that Saturday night date, but they’ve got all of the shops open for business too.
Location: Plaza Grande
Time: Saturday nights, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Admission: Free

Sunday (Domingo) February 24, 2008

Yucatan Living Camerata Academica: Serenade for Cords
Under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido, with Mtra. Charlyn Mayo as invited soloist.
You have never heard strings sound like this! This is the "must attend" event of the night.
Location: Dr. Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium in the Olimpo
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The Rings of Saturn
We have more and more young gringo families with children in Yucatan. This is something for the entire family to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring a sweater. Its cool in the Planetarium.
Location: The Planitarium
Time: 10:00 AM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Skeleton
Learn the parts of your skeleton and how to take care of them.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 #648 x 84 y 84A
Time: 12:00 AM
Admission: Free

Bicycle Route on Sundays in MeridaYucatan Living The Bici-Ruta
Back in full swing this week, the Bici-Ruta begins early, at 8:00 AM, though we see them setting up as early as 7:00 am, and ends at noon. The route usually begins in Ermita, but there is construction there right now, so we’re guessing it starts in San Juan, passes through the Centro up Calle 60 and then travels down Paseo de Montejo, to include Fiesta Americana. If you want to play chess, go to the sidewalk outside the Museum of Anthropology on Paseo de Montejo at 9 am and pick up a game! There is a complete listing of activities, including sports, music, and craft events on the Bici-Ruta website.
Location: Begins at Parque de la Ermita, through the Plaza Grande and Ends at the glorieta on Prolongation Paseo Montejo (by Burger King).
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mérida en Domingo
Sunday downtown is a spectacular tradition in Mérida. Start at the center of town, where booths are set up all around the Plaza Grande. Inside the plaza, you can find huipiles, guayaberas, honey, dolls, bags, tee-shirts… and everything is made for sale by the local people of the Yucatan. The outer ring of booths are selling food: marquesitas, tacos, cochinita, ice cream (try the coconut), fruit, drinks, etc. If the crowd starts to get to you, wander up Calle 60 to Santa Lucia Park, where you can also find antiques, old books and other curiosities. At that lovely park, there is also live music, lots of dancing, and great food.
Location: In the Centro Historico: Plaza Grande, Parque Santa Lucia (Calle 60 x 55) and MACAY Museum (Calle 60 between 61 and 63)
Time: 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM
Admission: Free, of course…

Yucatan Living Sunday Art on Paseo de Montejo
Every Sunday there are artists displaying and selling their fine art along Paseo Montejo. There are usually 20 or more artists showing their paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and more. This is your chance to meet the artists, see what’s new and maybe pick up something great for those big empty walls in your new renovated home in Merida or that house by the beach.
Location: Paseo de Montejo in front of VIPS (on the southeast corner of Avenida Colon, across from WalMart)
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Sunday at the MACAY
There is a musical concert in the garden at the MACAY Museum, just off the Paseo de la Revolución next to the main cathedral. If the Merida en Domingo crowd starts to get to you, go to the museum (entrance is free). Sit around the fountain or walk through the galleries and listen to the live music.
Location: In the Garden at the MACAY (next to the Cathedral)
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Admission: Free

Coming Next Week

Feb. 26 Tuesday of Trova: Trio Trova Nova
Feb. 27 Wednesday: Augusto Lara and Cristina Campos: Viva Latinoamerica

 

 


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5 Responses to “Merida Events: Movies, Saturn & Clarinets!”

  1. I think due to the construction in La Ermita, Las Noches Romantica en La Ermita are probably not going to happen yet. At least, it doesn’t look like they are going to be done so soon.
    regards,
    Theresa

  2. Hi I just found out about the Oaxaca Expo in Santa Ana starting Friday, February 22, 2008.
    Maybe you can share the details with your readers? It sounds interesting, with handicrafts, food and exhibitions from Oaxaca.
    regards,
    Theresa

  3. That Oaxaca Expo can be a lot of fun. They do it every year. We’ve gone in years past and bought some fabulous woven straw goods (baskets, purses) that are colorful, light and perfect for this environment. We’re on our way out of town for the weekend so we’ll be missing it this year… let us know how it was!

  4. oh, and Theresa, thanks for the mention of L’Hermita. Yes, that beautiful park is being torn up right now and is not open for any events. We hear that one of the things they are doing is burying all the overhead cabling, which should make it an even more romantic place to be when it reopens!

  5. And have you heard that THE DOORS with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger will be playing at the Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI tonight (Saturday 23, 8 pm)?

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