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Merida Events: Music and Monster Trucks

This Week… starting February 27, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living There are no new municipal festivals or fiestas beginning this week.

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Monday (Lunes) February 27, 2012Photo Exhibit at the MACAY by ROGELIO CUÉLLAR

Yucatan Living MACAY Exhibition: Portrait Photography
This showing is of the portraits of photographer Rogelio Cuellar made of various “plastic” artists. In Spanish, plastica denotes the painterly arts (drawing, painting, printmaking, etc.). The show began on February 15 and runs through March. It consists of 100 photographs and is called ‘The Face of Plastic 1974 – 2011′.
Location: Salas 9 & 10 at the MACAY

Open: Daily except Tuesday


Tuesday (Martes) February 28, 2012

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Sentimento
This trio is a favorite in Yucatan and is only getting better with time. It is under the direction of Andy Uicab and they really are becoming more popular than ever.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: FreeMovies in Merida

Yucatan Living Movie: Imagine Me & You
(UK, 2005) Director: Ol Parker. Starring Piper Perabo, Lena Headey and Matthew Goode. Rachel is living the happiest day of her life. She is married to Hector, the man of her dreams, but their world is suddenly shaken when she meets Luce, an old girlfriend she can never forget.
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)February 29, 2012Folkloric Ballet of Yucatan

Yucatan Living 42nd Anniversary of the Alfredo Cortes Aguilar State Folkloric Ballet
This performance is under the direction of Raul Castillo Alfaro. This folkloric ballet is one of three for which the costumes alone are worth attending. Do come to see this very special anniversary event.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: free

Yucatan Living Progreso: Wednesday Afternoon Jam Sessions
The jam sessions there have been the place to be in Progreso on Wednesday afternoons. It is surprising how much musical talent there is by the beach here. Do bring your guitars and instruments so you can jam along.
Location: Hotel Yakunah, Calle 23 (21) No. 64 x 48 y 50, Colonia Ismael Garcia, Progreso, Yucatan
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  No Cover Charge

Soprano Laura Moguel in Concert

Yucatan Living Concert: Soprano Laura Miguel
This is a concert that everyone has been so looking forward to. The theme is Mexican songs and arias. Laura Miguel will be accompanied by the classical guitar of guest artist Eduardo Cervera and the violin of Felipe Cervera.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés.
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $50 pesos


Thursday (Jueves) March 01, 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.
Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten

Yucatan Living Concert: From Yucatan to Mexico
What a great concert this is going to be! The Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten and Grupo Universitario Atril 6 on the same stage. Don’t miss this one.
Location: Central Patio of UADY, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Thursday

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Choir of the City of Merida
The title of this concert is ‘When I Sing’. The choir is under the direction of Maestra Nidia Gongora.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday

Yucatan Living The Return Of The LEGENDARY Yucatones!! Yucatones are Back for One Day!
It’s been a year since D-Tone (Dan Prescher) left G-Tone (Gary DeRose) holding the bag and moved lock, stock and six string to Ecuador. But he’s coming back for a week, and that can mean only one thing….THE YUCATONES ARE BACK! One night only! Mark your calendars. Under the stars and up on the roof of the beautiful Hotel Rosas y Xocolate on the Paseo de Montejo. You don’t want to miss "The Night Of 1000 Mistakes" (they haven’t played together in a looong time). So bring your friends, bring your enemies, bring the whole dang family to hear the boys butcher all your old favorites. Gourmet Food, Beer, Wine & Cocktails and NO COVER. Be there or what! (as always, no laser pointers or air horns, and children under 12 must wear a helmet)
Location: Hotel Rosas and Xocolate, Montejo x 41
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s Daniel Ayala Perez Juvenile Symphonic Orchestra
The title of this concert is ‘Russian Composers’. This kind of music in the hands of young people is well worth coming to see.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Friday (Viernes) March 02, 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:9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Progreso: Friday Night Karaoke

This event is rapidly growing in popularity so turn off the TV and join the fun. If you like, bring your guitars and instruments so you can jam along. You can be the star tonight! Yakunah is now serving fried chicken along with the best french fries in the Yucatan! Plus they always serve delicious fish and chips and have a great new menu.
Location: Hotel Yakunah, Calle 23 (21) No. 64 x 48 y 50, Colonia Ismael Garcia, Progreso, Yucatan
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday
Admission: No Cover Charge
Note: If bringing a group or to get the best seats (in the middle), call (969)935-5600 or e-mail: hotelyakunah [at] yahoo [dot] com

Yucatan Living Monique’s Bakery Opens in New Location: Opening Day
Monique´s Bakery will be re-focusing on the production of nutritional whole wheat and sourdough bread. They will continue to offer our excellent dairy products – yogurt, kefir, ricotta cheese and butter – using locally produced milk. They will be serving refreshing beverages and smoothies. They want the bakery to grow organically, slowly increasing their food menu and events calendar. They are excited about all of their plans for moving into the future through workshops that will cover an array of topics all designed to connect us to that eternal desire to live lives of deep significance. They intend to begin an organic market at this new location at some point in the future and love the juxtaposition of an organic market in the shadow of an industrial food corporation!
Location: Right down the street from Starbucks at the Gran Plaza: Calle 29 #478 x Calle 46. The two story building at the corner.
Hours: Opening Saturday, March 3. Regular hours are 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday to Saturday. Closed: Sundays and Mondays


Saturday (Sabado) March 03, 2012Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s Daniel Ayala Perez Juvenile Symphonic Orchestra
The title of this concert is ‘Russian Composers’. This kind of music, in the hands of young people is well worth coming to see.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets Available at the Box Office

Yucatan Living Opera at the Movies: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci
These operas are by Mascagni and Leoncavello respectively. The baton is in the hands of Stefano Ranzani.
Location: Sala #5 at Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Video begins: 12:00 PM

Admission: $50 peso donation to Opera Yucatan

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.New Location Slow Food Market

Yucatan Living Slow Food Market Opens at New Location: Saturday  March 3, 2011
Products Available: Organic produce, organic eggs, organic coffee, miscellaneous organic goods, cut flowers and potted plants, artisanal cheeses, ethnic foods homemade baked goods, homemade pasta, sauces, dips, preserves, marmalade, organic honey, organic meats and much more.
Location: Avenida Reforma (Calle 72) x Colon, Centro Comercial Colon
Time: 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM (every Saturday)


Sunday (Domingo) March 04, 2012

Yucatan Living Monster Trucks in MeridaMonster Truck in Merida
This is going to be a Monster Truck Spectacular, not something we see often in Merida. Its for the whole family, so gather up the kids and come on down. Woo hoo!
Location: Deportivo la Inalámbrica, Calle 38A x 57 Col. Inalámbrica
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Adults: $600, Children: $300, VIP: Adults: $400, Children $100; General: Adults $200, Children $50 (Children up to 12 years)(All pesos)
Tickets Available: Farmacia Ahorro on Montejo and Zocalo, Galerias Merida,, and by telephone: 294-2737

Yucatan Living Documentary
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Merida’s First Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Love Kills
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”. Merida Mystery Dinner Theater
Tickets On Sale Now:at 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.


Monday March 05, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for ongoing events Here.


Coming Soon

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 LivingNutrition & Yoga Weekend
March 9 (Friday) – March 11 (Sunday), 2012

Join Emily Navar (Registered Yoga Teacher) and Sophie Donohue (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) for a refreshing weekend in a beautiful garden setting. The weekend includes: two overnight stays, based on double occupancy, welcome dinner of whole and nutrient rich foods, two hearty breakfasts, four hours of lecture on nutrition basics apply them to daily living, two one-hour yoga classes for all levels, plus time to read, relax and reflect.
Location: Hotel Macan Che in Izamal
Time: March 9 – 11, 2012
Admission: Per person, based on double occupancy: $150 USD, per person based on single occupancy: $185 USD
More Information & reservation: macanche [at] gmail [dot] com

Yucatan Living Circuit Assembly Jehovah’s Witnesses: March 17-18
Location:Chi Chi Suarez, C-25 x6 y 6B, Behind Cotolengo
Admission: Free

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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2 Responses to “Merida Events: Music and Monster Trucks”

  1. Does anyone know if the club ULE near La Ermita is still in business?

  2. We’re looking into it…


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