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This Week… starting May 31, 2010

Municipal Fiestas This Week

This is one of those rare weeks when no new municipal festivals or fiestas begin. However, such weeks are usually followed by a burst of events in the municipalities the next week (we see seven already!), so our recommendation is always to nap fast and get ready for the next round of municipal festivals and fiestas throughout the municipalities of Yucatan.

 

State of Yucatan’s Institute of Culture

As of Monday, May 31, ICY has not put up their calendar for June. Please check back often, as we will update this page as quickly as the events come online.

 

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) May 31, 2010

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: To Be Determined by Vote
On Mondays, the movies at Cairo Cinema Cafe are determined by democratiWizard of Oz playing in Merida, Yucatanc votes of audience members.
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzima
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The Wizard of Oz
This is a super production, brought to us from Mexico City.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala
Time: 5:00 & 7:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office. For more information, call 924-0277 or (999) 900-6890.

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 1, 2010

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Film to be announced soon
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna
Time: Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Merida
This performance is under the musical direction of Oscar Martin. This trio has long been part of the heart of trova in Yucatan.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: Tuesday, 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) June 2, 2010

Yucatan LivingWednesday in Concert: Ligia Camara
Without a doubt, this lady is the Queen of Song in Yucatan. This performance qualifies as the premier performance of the week!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: Wednesday, 9:00 PMJazz Fest in Merida, Yucatan
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) June 3, 2010

Yucatan Living Cha’ak’ab Paaxil, Festival of Free Improvisation, Free Jazz and Noise 2010
The first of three events in this festival, performed in three different Merida venues, with musicians from Mexico and the United States.
Location: ULE (Unas Letras), Calle 64 #560 x 71 y 73, Centro (near La Ermita)
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: General: $80 pesos, Students $50 pesos

Yucatan Living Inauguration of Three Expositions
Tonight marks the opening of three expositions at the Olimpo. The works you will see are by Carlos Jorge Macari, Carmen Arvizu, and Fernando Espejo Mendez.
Location: Centro Cultural de Merida Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Film to be announced soon
Location: Calle 20 #98-A x 15 y 17, Itzimna
Time: Thursday, 7:00 PMThe Godfather, playing in Merida, Yucatan
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: The Godfather
This Marlon Brando classic needs no introduction. It is a classic around the world and for all the ages.
Location:
Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 60 at Calle 62
Time: Thursday, 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Lizza Rodriguez in Concert
Tonight’s performance is entitled "Broadway."
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: General: $60 pesos; students and INAPAM: $40 pesos

 

Friday (Viernes) June 4, 2010

Yucatan Living Cinema Iberoamericano: El hijo de la novia
This film was nominated for an Oscar, had 29 other wins and 10 more nominations. It is a comedy, romance, drama. If you speak Spanish, this is an excellent Latin American classic in which 42 year old  Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father and he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 60 at Calle 62
Time: Friday, 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cha’ak’ab Paaxil, Festival of Free Improvisation, Free Jazz and Noise 2010
The second event of this festival, featuring musicians from Mexico and the United States, will be held at the MACAY, Merida’s premiere Museum of Contemporary Art.
Location: MACAY, Calle 60 x 61
Time: Friday, 8:00 PM
Admission: General: $80 pesos; Students: $50 pesos

 

Saturday (Sábado) June 5, 2010

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: A Recital of Piano and Voice
This recital is one of the rare occasions that visitors and expats get a look into the musical future of Yucatan. It is a recital of piano and song, performed by the advanced students of Wallis – a school that consistently turns out world class performers. Please attend to watch the advanced piano and some students of the class of 2009 – 2010 as they end one phase of their musical educations and stand on the doorstep of stardom.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: Saturday, 7 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema: Course: Introduction to Cinema,
Instructor: Mario Helguera
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 17 y 15, Col. Itzimna
Time: Saturday, 5-8 PM
Admission:Call: 926-5718

Yucatan Living Cinema Iberoamericano: Machuca
This is another Latin American, award-winning classic but, this time, it is a drama-biography in which two young boys witness a political coup in their native Chile.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 60 at Calle 62
Time: Saturday, 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cha’ak’ab Paaxil, Festival of Free Improvisation, Free Jazz and Noise 2010
The third and final event of this festival.
Location: UADY Central Building, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Saturday, 8:00 PMVictor Jackson performing in Merida, Yucatan
Admission: General: $80 pesos; Students: $50 pesos

Yucatan Living A Tribute to the King of Pop – Michael Jackson
This is a performance by Victor Jackson, including "This is It."
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office. For more information, call 924-9990.

 

Sunday (Domingo) June 6, 2010

Yucatan Living Recital of Piano and Violin
This recital is one that everyone should attend. Its purpose is to showcase the work of beginning and intermediate students of piano and violin from Wallis. It is their end of the year performance. Each student is very talented and deserves all of the support we can give them.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: Sunday, 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: Walking with Dinosaurs: New Blood
Location: Museum of Natural History
Time: Sunday, 12:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Cafe: Film to be announced soon
Location: Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimna, Merida
Time: Sunday, 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living June 10: A Talk about Carmen
Life-long opera lovers, Ross Russell and Benjamin Ramirez will talk about Carmen (the opera) on the night before the first of 6 performances in Merida. They have attended the opera throught the Americas, as well as throughout Europe. This talk will help the audience learn about opera and Carmen so they will be better able to understand and enjoy the performance. The talk will include video clips from two performances of Carmen, one at the Metropolitan Opera, NY, and the other at Covent Garden, London.
Location: Cineteca Nacional (upstairs) at Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Starting June 11: Carmen
Friend of Merida Carla Dirlikov will be starring in the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Carmen. This is sure to be a stunning event that will be repeated for only six performances. Tickets are on sale NOW at the Teatro Peon Contreras… get yours if you want to be sure to see this! For the entire Symphony schedule, check here.

Yucatan Living June 12 & 13: Maya Sacred Fire of the New Moon Ceremony in Izamal
Don Bartolome is a Maya priest, healer, and teacher from Yucatán. On June 13, beginning at 6:00 AM, Don Bartolome will be performing the Sacred Fire of the New Moon Ceremony in Izamal.  The rest of the weekend program includes a conference and music concert at Hotel Macanche, a pilgrimage with Don Bartoleme to the Izamal pyramids and convent and a conference with Don Bartoleme.
Location: Izamal, Yucatan
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Admission: $825 pesos per person, double occupancy. $1150 pesos per person for single room.
Includes the night at Hotel Macanche, American breakfast at Hotel Macanche, the $500 peso donation to Don Bartoleme, and all the ceremonies and activities.
Register: Contact Trudy Woodcock at trudy [at] iluminado-tours [dot] com or call 924-3176 in Merida.

Yucatan Living June 13: Indulge in a Gourmet Remixto Brunch
The Remixto team returns to serve up mouthwatering brunch classics infused with modern Mexican flavor. This month’s menu, presented by MexicaChica Getaways, features a toasted (hen) with the ever popular lechon benedict and, intriguingly, green eggs and jamon! Candied piña colada parfaits round out the menu, along with bloody Marys and mimosas galore. Learn more at the Remixto website.
Location: Hotel Casa Mexilio
Time:
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Admission: Seating is limited. For your reservation, contact: reservations[at]remixto[dot]com

Yucatan Living June 19: Second Annual Solar Day (worldwide)
June 19 is SolarDay 2010, a national and international day of recognition for Solar Energy, Sustainability and Energy Independence. The first SolarDay in the U.S. was held in 2009.
For more information, visit Solar Day’s Website.

Yucatan Living 4th of July BBQ
Sponsored by MELL, IWC, and the Merida Men’s Club. Mark your calendars! This will be the last of the big events at MELL until the Snowbirds come home to Yucatan again! We’ll keep you posted about time and location as new information comes in.

Yucatan Living 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan


Performance dates near Merida include:
July 10 & 11: Concert under the direction of maestro Jose Antonio Rincon (Colombia) in Chicxulub Puerto.
October 9 & 13: 10th International Festival of Choirs Yucatan and 25th Anniversary of Conjunto Vocal Yucatan, Merida.

Yucatan Living July 23 to August 1
Tunich Fair at Dzitya
If you are building or decorating a home, you absolutely do not want to miss this fair. It grows larger every year and now has international companies coming to see what treasures they can find to export to their home countries. We are beyond belief lucky to have this village right on the edge of Merida! For more on this event, along with pictures of a few of the goodies you’ll find here, visit our article, The Stones of 
Dzitya
.  The organizers are currently working with Veracruz as the guest state for 2010. We will keep you posted as we learn new information. To see more pictures, a video and a calendar of events from 2009, visit en-Yucatan…and don’t forget, there will also be free transportation provided to and from Centro to the fair.

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

 

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