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Merida Events: Opera and LGBTTI Movies

This Week… starting June 11, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Tinum Fiesta: June 12
This fiesta is in honor of San Antonio de Padua. Everybody knows where Tinum is because that is the municipality where Chichén Itzá is located. The artisans here make wonderful hammocks and are well known for their stone carving skills. Tourism is the largest employment sector in this municipality.

Yucatan Living Tekit Fiesta:June 8-13Yucatan Fiestas
This fiesta is in honor of San Antonio de Padua. Tekit is a many-sided polygon that has three neighbors to the north: Tecoh, Homun, and Huhi. It has three neighbors to the south: Mama, Mayapan, and Chumayel. It is between Tecoh on the east, and Sotuta on the west. 4,800 of Tekit’s 8,500 inhabitants speak Mayan. The artisans of Tekit stay busy all the time. They make guayaberas, blouses and huipiles, all of cotton. This is the major employer in the area. They also make hammocks and leather goods.

Yucatan Living Valladolid Fiesta: June 13 through June 19
This is the Fiesta of the Divine Redeemer. We strongly recommend this fiesta. Valladolid has become one of the major exporting points for the entire southeastern portion of Mexico, especially with respect to Mayan made products and objects of art. Whether you are looking for just the right embroidered blouse – or for the perfect piece of leatherwork, hammocks, jewelry or stone carvings – Valladolid (and their big new fairground) is the place to be. There is no way to do Valladolid in a day, so we suggest making an overnight trip of it. That way, you will get to see everything!

Yucatan Living Tekom Fiesta: June 13
This fiesta is in honor of San Antonio, patron of the town. Tekom is a long, thin municipality that comes off of the northern part of the Municipality of Valladolid in a southwesterly direction. In this area, there are many small, family owned factories that produce articles made of wood, as well as typical clothing, embroidered tablecloths, and the traditional weaving of hammocks. Still, over 55% of the people who live in Tekom make their living in some form of agriculture.

Yucatan Living Tixcacalcupul Fiesta: June 15
This fiesta is in honor of San Bartolome Apostol. Tixcacalcupul is located at about the center of our southern border with Quintana Roo. This is about as rural as it gets. Tixcacalcupul doesn’t even have a police station! The entire population is Mayan and that governs the language that is spoken there. Look in Tixcacalcupul for those wonderfully soft hammocks woven from henequen threads, as well as embroidered tablecloths and huipiles.

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) June 11, 2012

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 12, 2012

Yucatan LivingWorld Congress of Mexican Breeds Dog Show
Over 500 dogs will participate in an exhibition of conformation and beauty. Activities will be going on from 10:00 AM until midnight. There will be exhibitions of all breeds, obedience trials, protection and temperament, and agility competitions, as well as Canine Squad demonstrations by the Ministry of Public Safety. The competence of children and young handlers will be judged, plus fun events – such as a costumed pet contest and the dog most like its owner.
Location: Siglo XXI Convention Center, North Merida
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Midnite TuesdayMexican Movies
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Trova Nova
This performance is under the direction of Irving Cetz.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM TuesdayMexican Movies
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Trova Nova
This performance is under the direction of Irving Cetz.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM TuesdayMexican Movies
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie:  Doña Herlinda and Her Son
(1985) “Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo’s mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks modern and open-mind Olga (Lupercio) to become his wife.” The plot thickens from there! The film was nominated that year for Best Screenplay at the Ariel Awards in Mexico. This movie is part of the events for LGBTTTI Cultural Week, a film series designed to showcase Gay cinema in Mexico. This film is in Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time:7:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still
(1951, U.S.) Director: Robert Wise. Starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe and Gort the Robot. At the height of the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union, the world threatens to erupt in a full scale nuclear war. This film won a Golden Globe for “Best Film Promoting International Understanding”.
Location: Centro Jose Marti/Parque de las Americas, Av. Colón x Calle 20, García Ginerés
Time:8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Collaboration of Opera Yucatan, A.C. with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán
To support the oncoming operatic efforts of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán, Benjamin Ramirez Cervantes, President of Opera Yucatan, A.C., will give a talk about the opera Samson and Delila, which will be performed Friday and Sunday by the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, and will star Merida favorite, Carla Dirlikov.
Location: Hotel Castellano, Calle 57 # 513 entre 62 y 64 Col. Centro
Time: Tuesday, June 12 at 6 PM(English) and 7 PM(Spanish)
Admission: Free admission

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) June 13, 2012

Yucatan LivingWorld Congress of Mexican Breeds Dog Show
Over 500 dogs will participate in an exhibition of conformation and beauty. Activities will be going on from 10:00 AM until midnight. There will be exhibitions of all breeds, obedience trials, protection and temperament, and agility competitions, as well as Canine Squad demonstrations by the Ministry of Public Safety. The competence of children and young handlers will be judged, plus fun events – such as a costumed pet contest and the dog most like its owner.
Location: Siglo XXI Convention Center, North Merida
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Midnite WednesdayMexican Movies
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance/Music: Closing Performance of the Workshops
These are performances by students at the end of their school year. Cultural Center Ricardo Lopez Mendez teaches Dance and Music, so prepare for a wonderful performance.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time:5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Quemar las Naves (Burn the Ships)
(2007) “The film was shot in Zacatecas and addresses issues of incest and homosexuality. It officially premiered in October 2007 at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, where it won the audience award. The following year, 2008, the leading actress won best actress at the Ariel Awards in Mexico. This movie is part of the events for LGBTTTI Cultural Week, a film series designed to showcase Gay cinema in Mexico. This film is in Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time:7:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) June 14, 2012

Yucatan LivingWorld Congress of Mexican Breeds Dog Show
Over 500 dogs will participate in an exhibition of conformation and beauty. Activities will be going on from 10:00 AM until midnight. There will be exhibitions of all breeds, obedience trials, protection and temperament, and agility competitions, as well as Canine Squad demonstrations by the Ministry of Public Safety. The competence of children and young handlers will be judged, plus fun events – such as a costumed pet contest and the dog most like its owner.
Location: Siglo XXI Convention Center, North Merida
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Midnite ThursdayMexican Movies
Admission: Free

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 ThursdayArte Plus Music School in Merida Yucatan
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Music: Introducing the students of Electric Guitar, Drums and Ensembles
These students are from the Academia de Musica Arte Plus. They are under the direction of Maestro Eduardo Vazquez. Never miss one of these end of the school year recitals. They are the best events of the year!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Puños Rosas(Pink Punch)
(2010) “Jimmy Morales is a young boxer which works as well at the family business, a funerary frequently used by the local mafia. One night he witnesses a murder and the killer, Germán Corona,let him run away, but later they find each other again in jail. They last encounter will happen outside the jail and will mark them both forever. ” The film won the Mayahuel Award in Guadalajara, and the next year was nominated for multiple awards at MTV Movie Awards Mexico. This movie is part of the events for LGBTTTI Cultural Week, a film series designed to showcase Gay cinema in Mexico. This film is in Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time:7:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Friday (Viernes) June 15, 2012Uady's Folkloric Ballet

Yucatan Living UADY Folkloric Dance 10 Week Gala
Enjoy these fabulous and crowd-pleasing performances each Friday night, from June 8 through July 13. These performances will showcase the Weddings of Mexico and will culminate in a gala performance featuring the best of the UADY Folkloric Dance’s work throughout their career.
Location: Courtyard of UADY Central Building, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: The Outcasts
(Sweden 1918) Director: Victor Sjostrom. Starring Victor Sostrom, Edith Erastoff and John Ekman. A stranger comes to work at the farm of the widow Halla. Soon both will fall into the web of love, but everything will fall apart when the man’s dark past comes to light. They leave everything to flee to the mountains of Iceland to be together, even if it means falling into utter destitution. Why are Swedish movies always so depressing?
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Samson and Delilah
This is going to be a wonderful performance, with Rodrigo Garciarroyo as Samson and the very special Carla Dirlikov as Delilah. To find out how an exceptionally talented young lady, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, became the darling of Yucatan, read our article about Carla Dirlikov.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time:8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exposition: Monica Chacon
This is the opening of an exhibition of the artist’s painting, sculpture and installation, and will be open until July 22.
Location: Galería Callejón de Congreso del Teatro Peón Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time:9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exposition: Reynaldo Bolio Suárez
This is an exhibition of the artist’s sculpture, also open until July 22.
Location: Lobby of Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time:9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exposition: Jaime Castellanos Engraving Salon
This is a group exhibition of graphics coordinated by Fotografo Humberto Suaste Blanco and Fundacion Casa de la Fotografia A.C., and also open until July 22.
Location: Main Gallery of Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: La Otra Familia(The Other Family)
(2011) The 7-year-old protagonist of this movie is named Hendrix and has a mother addicted to crack. He ends up in the home of a gay couple, and things go from there. The film was nominated for an award at the 2011 Moscow International Film Festival. This movie is part of the events for LGBTTTI Cultural Week, a film series designed to showcase Gay cinema in Mexico. This film is in Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time:7:30 PM FridayMaria Moctezuma in Concert
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Maria Moctezuma
This performance is for the presentation of Maria Moctezuma’s new CD, Folk Revolution.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time:9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Merida Jewish Circle Weekly Services
Friday morning shacharit services and social events.

Location and Time: For information and a weekly email with candle-lighting times and more, write Alan or Ken at ComunidadJudiadeMerida [at] gmail [dot] com.

Saturday (Sabado) June 16, 2012

Yucatan Living Pre-Opening of ‘Thai FLASH! at the Beach’
They will be cooking their fabulous Thai Food and bartender SAM will be serving refreshments, wine, beer and their exotic Thai Flash cocktails!
Location: Thai FLASH! at the Beach is located one row back from the beach at the BUFEO entrada on the way to Chuburna.
Time: Bar opens at 5:00 PM with two seatings for food at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Admission: This is a PRE-ORDER / RESERVATIONS ONLY event, so send an e-mail to thaiflashmerida [at] gmail [dot] com to receive a menu and place your order if you want to participate.

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.

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: There Once Was a Man
(Sweden 1917). Director Victor Sjostrom. Sjöström thought that only poetry could give aestheticism to cinematography. Following this premise, the Swedish filmmaker took on the task of moving the poem "Terje Vigen" to the screen. The labels are faithful to the text of Henrik Ibsen. A sailor loses his family because of the cruelty of a rich man, who forces him to row from Denmark to Sweden to carry barley when the sea is uncooperative. Yet another uplifting Swedish film!
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Ponce Barbachano in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time:8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingWorld Congress of Mexican Breeds Dog Show
Today are the Closing Ceremonies for the multi-day, 500 breed Mexican Dog Show that started earlier this week.
Location: Gardens of Uxmal
Time: No idea :-)
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music/Theater/Dance: Scenic Concert: “I Dream and Sing with Guitar”Guitar Concert at Tapanco Cultural center
This performance stars Juan Luis de Pablo Enriquez Rohen and is under the direction of Alejandra Argoytia.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center, Calle 47 x 68
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: General: $80 pesos, with discounts $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: The Big Fish
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

 

Sunday (Domingo) June 17, 2012

Yucatan Living Documentary: Life Between Water and Clay
Known forms of life on the coast between the sea and the beach. Witness the daily struggle for survival of the extraordinary inhabitants of marshes.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Challenge of Death
We’re pretty sure this is a Bruce-Lee-like film featuring two kung-fu masters who join forces to stop a deadly smuggler. Or not.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: Ingerborg Holm
(Sweden, 1913). Director: Victor Sjostrom. Starring Hilda Borgstrom and Aron Lindgren. Ingeborg Holm is widowed and can not handle the business that her husband has left. She moved to a hospice for the poor and must give up custody of her children. Following the misfortunes she suffered, her mental health deteriorates. Note the date on this film!
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeOpera in Yucatan Samson and Delilah

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Samson and Delilah
This is going to be a wonderful performance, with Rodrigo Garciarroyo as Samson and the very special Carla Dirlikov as Delilah. To find out how an exceptionally talented young lady, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, became the darling of Yucatan, read our article about Carla Dirlikov.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time:8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Dance: Grease – the Musical
This is the closing of the season performance by the Jazz Dance Workshop of Wallis Cultural Center for the 2011 – 2012 School Year. Wallis Cultural Center consistently turns out some of the best performers, in all of the arts, that we have ever seen. This event is sure to be one of the best of the year!
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time:5:00 PM Sunday

Admission: Tickets on sale

 

Monday (Lunes) June 18, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for a list of ongoing events here

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Dance Theater and Visual Arts: Orbit
June 23, 2012  Saturday
This is a performance by Monica Walsh and Karla Hernando. It is an interdisciplinary event in that it is part dance theater and part visual arts.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center, Calle 47 x 68, Col. Centro
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $80 pesos, with discounts $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Sunday of Free Music with “Mama Ruda
June 24, 2012 Sunday

This performance also includes the Colectivo Santiaguero.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center, Calle 47 x 68, Col. Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Canada Day and 4th of July PicnicFourth of July Picnic in Progreso, Yucatan
June 26, 2012

This is a fundraiser for the IWC Scholarship Fund and the Merida Mens’ Club charities: the Chicxulub Food Bank and the EducaTE Yucatan Breakfast Program. Sponsored by International Women’s Club and Merida Mens’ Club, jointly with M.E.L.L., the Beach Gals and the Sons of the Beach. All-You-Can-Eat Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Chicken with all the fixings. Attendees are welcome to bring a side dish for your group to share. There will be a raffle with great prizes, plenty of Rock and Roll music to dance to, and a cash bar. Bring a suit for swimming in the beautiful pool. There will also be games for children, such as a watermelon-seed-spitting contest and an egg-in-spoon race. Dance to the music of “Sol Survivor".
Location: La Casa del Malecon, Progreso, Yucatan
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Donation: Adults $125 pesos, Children 6 – 12 $50 pesos, Under 6 Free
Tickets Available: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524, x 66 y 68, Centro Merida, 924-8401, at all IWC and Mens Club functions, or by contacting in Merida: Marie 999-908-7032 or Roger 999-112-0686. In Progreso: Claudia 999-144-0848 or Sharon 999-169-4704 or Reg 999-149-3048.

Yucatan Living Dance: Metamorfosis
June 30, 2012
Metamorfosis, Gay Dance
This is a performance by the Yumaca Gay Dance Group, with choreography by Tobias Ojeda.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center
Time: 9:00 PM

Admission: General $80 pesos, with discounts $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Summer Yoga at Semilla Yoga
These classes have been listed for Summer 2012

Theater in yoga for kids:July 9 -27
Intensive yoga for adults: July  2 – August 10
More Information: Contact Semilla Yoga www.semillayoga.mx

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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