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Merida Events: Fiestas and Music

This Week… starting June 04, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Opichen Fiesta:June 8 through June 12 Yucatan Fiestas
This fiesta is in honor of San Bernabe. Opichen is not a large municipality. It is almost surrounded by Kopoma, Maxcanu, and Halacho, with a little bit of its southern border shared with the State of Campeche. 80% of the people speak maya and nahuatl. This is cattle and pork country, so look for excellent leatherwork here.

Yucatan Living Teya Fiesta: June 11
This fiesta is in honor of San Bernardino. Teya is a tiny municipality in the central eastern part of the state. It is directly south of Cansahcab and east of Suma. The last census showed just over 1,900 people living in Teya, with over 1,200 of them speaking Mayan. Don’t count Teya off your list because it is small. Teya is also one of the best cared for locations in all of Yucatan, so go visit and see the lifestyle they have developed. A little less than half of the population works in agriculture, and almost a third work in the tourism industry. This is an interesting little place.

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) June 04, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for a list of ongoing events here

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 05, 2012

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Quinteto Nocturnal
This performance is under the direction of Alfredo Briceno. This quintet is one of the most popular in Merida these days and always a crowd pleaser.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) June 06, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for a list of ongoing events here

Thursday (Jueves) June 07, 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.

Yucatan Living Grupo OBá -Concierto en MERIDAGrupo Obá Merida
Alejandro Pinzon, violin; Antonio Vazquez, guitar; German Lopez, percussion. Do be on hand to sing and dance to flamenco rumba, trova, mambo, Cuban bolero, and even jarana. This is the second and final time this reunion show will be presented in Bistro Bohemia so not to miss it!
Preview Grupo OBá with 53,000 hits on YouTube.
Location: Bistro Bohemia (Correa Racho, across from Plaza Fiesta)
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $70 pesos (space limited to 50) 
For Reservations: Cell of Bistro Bohemia: (999) 127-4667

Yucatan Living Movie in Valladolid: Night of the Mayas
(1939) This movie is part of the 469th Anniversary of the Founding of Valladolid. The New York times published a Movie Review of Night of the Mayas in 1941. Although the review is mixed, we learn that this is a simple tale, in which folklore, witchcraft and native customs are prominently and interestingly manifest, and much of the photography has an eye-pleasing documentary quality. …and, of course, there is love.
Location: Central Courthouse of the Casa de la Cultura, Valladolid
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Friday (Viernes) June 08, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie: The Phantom CarriageThe Phantom Carriage
(Switzerland, 1921) Director: Victor Sjostrom. It’s New Year’s Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year, if he is a great sinner, will have to drive during the whole year the Phantom Chariot, the one that picks up the souls of the dead… David Holm, one of the three drunkards, dies at the last stroke of midnight.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Saturday (Sabado) June 09, 2012Evolution Garage Sale

Yucatan Living Evolucion’s Annual Garage Sale
Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10

To donate garage sale items, please e-mail Allison [at] clickplacement [dot] com for pickup. To arrange drop off, call Melody at 999-113-7070. To donate baked goods, please contact Irlanda for drop off / pickup info at 999-127-2674. Garage sale items accepted until Wednesday, June 6th. Baked goods accepted Friday, June 8th. All proceeds go to benefit the dogs of Evolucion.
Location: Calle 81 #522 x 70 y 72, Col. Centro
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Admission: Free but please do bring plenty of pesos to shop

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 Music and Dance: My Beautiful Land
This performance is the closing event for the workshops of Classical Guitar and Jazz Dance of Centro Cultural Cholul, as well as the closing of the 2011 – 2012 Season of Centro Cultural Wallis’ Jarana course. These are some of the best performances of the year!
Location: Beginning of Paseo de Montejo / Calle 47 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music/Theater/Dance: Scenic Concert: “I Dream and Sing with Guitar”
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, Centro
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: General: $80 pesos, with discounts $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Eyes Wide ShutEyes Wide Shut
Director: Stanley de Kubrick Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Todd Field. A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) June 10, 2012

Yucatan Living Evolucion’s Annual Garage Sale
Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10

To donate garage sale items, please e-mail Allison [at] clickplacement [dot] com for pickup. To arrange drop off, call Melody at 999-113-7070. To donate baked goods, please contact Irlanda for drop off / pickup info at 999-127-2674. Garage sale items accepted until Wednesday, June 6th. Baked goods accepted Friday, June 8th. All proceeds go to benefit the dogs of Evolucion.
Location: Calle 81 #522 x 70 y 72, Col. Centro
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Admission: Free but please do bring plenty of pesos to shop

Yucatan Living Video Documentary: Challenging the Extreme
Earth is a planet with electricity, water and food in abundance, but it is also a planet of extremes. Some animal species have developed the strategies necessary to survive in these extreme locations.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Passage to IndiaPassage to India
(1984, U.S.) Director: David Lean Starring Judy Davis. Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 am, Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: The Phantom Carriage
(Switzerland, 1921) Director: Victor Sjostrom. It’s New Year’s Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year, if he is a great sinner, will have to drive during the whole year the Phantom Chariot, the one that picks up the souls of the dead… David Holm, one of the three drunkards, dies at the last stroke of midnight.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) June 11, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for a list of ongoing events here

 

Coming Soon
 
Yucatan Living Collaboration of Opera Yucatan, A.C. with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán
Tuesday, June 12
Samson and Delilah
by Camille Saint-Saëns.
To support the oncoming operatic efforts of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán, Benjamin Ramirez Cervantes, President of Opera Yucatan, A.C., will give talks about the opera Samson and Delilah.
Location: Hotel Castellano, Calle 57 # 513 entre 62 y 64 Col. Centro
Time: Tuesday, June 12 at 6pm (English) and 7pm (Spanish),
Admission: Free admission.

Yucatan Living Music/Theater/Dance: Scenic Concert: “I Dream and Sing with Guitar”
Saturday 16
This performance stars Juan Luis de Pablo Enriquez Rohen and is under the direction of Alejandra Argoytia.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: General: $80 pesos, with discounts $60 pesos

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 fund-raiser 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, Roger 999-112-0686…in Progreso….Claudia 999-144-0848…Sharon 999-169-4704….Reg 999-149-3048

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

Theater in yoga for kids. Summer 2012 July 9 -27.
Intensive yoga for adults. Summer 2012, July  2 – August 10
Location: Semilla Yoga
More Information: Contact Semilla Yoga http://www.semillayoga.mx/contacto/

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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