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This Week… starting September 26, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week


Yucatan Living Telchac Puerto Fiesta: September 29 through October 5
This fiesta is in honor of San Francisco de Asis. It begins five days after the fiesta at Telchac Pueblo and they both end on the same day (Oct. 4), so this is going to be quite a week in this entire area. There are more expats than ever now choosing to live in Telchac Puerto, so some of our readers have all the luck for this week of festivities.

Yucatan Living Chicxulub Pueblo Fiesta: October 1 through October 9
This fiesta is in honor of Santo Cristo de las Ampollas (The Christ of the Blisters). Chicxulub Pueblo is another of the best kept small town secrets of Yucatan. It is a tiny municipality with only about 3,500 inhabitants, but is home to some of the newest of the tourist destinations now being planned in Yucatan. Just a few minutes back from the beach, and little more than half an hour from Merida, this small town is one to explore whether it is fiesta time or not. If you want to go shopping, Chicxulub Pueblo’s artisans produce some of the finest leather goods in the state. Note: To avoid confusion, be sure to note that this is Chicxulub Pueblo and not Chicxulub Puerto.

Telchac Yucatan

Yucatan Living Yaxcaba Fiesta: October 1 – October 5

This fiesta is in honor of San Francisco de Asís. If you’ve already been to the fiestas at the beach and are looking for new experiences, take a little trip (90 km) southeast of the city to Yaxcaba. Did you know that Yaxcaba is one of the municipalities in which the government is supporting the rebuilding of the field of traditional medicine? …and did you know that Yaxcaba is home to 60 of Yucatan’s Successful Women Farmers? A trip into the southern part of our state is always worth making and this trip could have some quite interesting surprises.

 

In the City of Merida

Yucatan Living Electronic and Domestic Electrical Device Collection Recycling Electronics in Merida
September 19 – October 1
Don’t keep them! But don’t throw them away! Instead, bring all types of electronic devices (modems to microwaves, telephones to toasters) to these collection points for recycling. Do your part to keep the Yucatan (including Yucatan groundwater) clean and free of all the metals that are in those devices:
September 19 – 29
Unidad Deportiva Kukulcan
Unidad Deportiva La Inalambrica
Unidad Deportiva Solidaridad
Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan (CICY)
Universidad Marista
UADY Campus Ciencias Exactas
UADY Campus Arquitectura
CROC
Grupo Morsa
David Arceo Plaza Fiesta
Suemy Pool
Servicios Publicos municipals Oriente
Servicios Publicos Municipales Poniente
September 30 and October 1: Estacionamiento Centro de Convenciones Yucatan Siglo XXI

Monday (Lunes) September 26, 2011

Yucatan Living First Merida Cycling Festival
This bicycling event is organized by Cicloturixes del Movimiento Ciudadano Un Auto Menos (The Citizen’s Movement of Bicycling: One Car Less). According to this link, the First Bicycle Eventcommemorates the first anniversary of this group, the Worldwide Day Without Automobiles (September 22) and the Worldwide Planetary Movement Against the Climate Crisis (September 24).

 

Tuesday (Martes) September 27, 2011Night Club Orchestra in Concert

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Night Club Orchestra in Concert
This performance is under the direction of Claudio Pasos.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Music: Talented Youths from Escuela Avelino Montes Linaje
This musical performance is under the direction of Raul Antonio Castillo Alfaro.
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 64 x 63
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Andariegos
This trova performance is under the direction of Renan Gamboa.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM TuesdayTraspatio
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mexican Cinema: Traspatio (Backyard)
(Mexico 2009) This Mexican film tells the true story of a female police officer investigating the murders of women in Juarez.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garica Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Musical Comedy: Tribute to Dance
This dance and theatre performance is under the direction of Ventura Cisneros.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) September 28, 2011Soul Train

Yucatan Living Music: Soul Train
The Soul Train project establishes a major cultural link between Austria and Yucatan. Austrian Tom Kubins will the director and the band will be accompanied by both Yucateco and Cuban musicians. Look for Jazz, Blues, Funk, and R&B in a must see performance. Any performance that takes American soul music and makes it a link between Austria and Mexico has got to be interesting, right?
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Folkloric Dance: In Recognition of Maestro Thomas Cortes
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Rock in My Language
This is a rock music performance by Colectivo Metalmorfosis.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM WednesdayNovus Modus Orchestra
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Classical Music Concert: Tribute to the Social Action League
This is a classical musical performance by the Orquesta Sinfonica Novus Modus, a chidren’s choir, commemorating Liga de Accion Social, a socialist political group in Yucatan that started in 1909. This is a trova group that is singing Mexican history… sounds fabulous and definitely a must-see event! For more information, go to their website.
Location: Lobby of the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 29, 2011

Yucatan Living Musical Theater: El show de Terror de Rocky
This is an adaptation of the Rocky Horror Picture Show by Richard O’Brien. Tonight’s performance is under the direction of Francisco Solis.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office Merida's City Choir

Yucatan Living Music: Mexicanisimo
This promises to be an outstanding performance by the Choir of the City of Merida, under the direction of Maestra Nidia Gongora.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Grand Finale in Statewide Competition: Trova Goes Retro
This competition is sponsored by the Secretary of Education.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Silent Film Series: City Lights
(United States, 1931) Director: Charles Chaplin, Starring Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherril, and Florence Lee. The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

 

Friday (Viernes) September 30, 2011

Yucatan Living Inauguration: 1st Cultural Congress of Food and Drink
There will be lectures, as well as an art exhibit on the different ways of seeing art in food and beverage. This event is being put on by the Ayuntamiento of Merida.
Location: Sala 3 at the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Inauguration Time: 9:30 AM Friday
Hours Open: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM  Friday, and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Silent Film Series: City LightsCity Lights
(United States, 1931) This famous film is directed by Charles Chaplin and stars Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherril, and Florence Lee. The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl with whom he has fallen madly in love.
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica de YucatanOrquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan
Fernando Valcárcel, Associate director of the Peru National Symphonic Orchestra, presents a concert influenced by the classical period. Ravel’s La Tumba de Couperin, is a beautiful French impressionist piece just waiting to be discovered. It is a calm and beautiful melody, inspired by the French baroque music of the XVII century. Additionally, Juan Jose Pastor will interpret a symphony by German composer Richard Strauss. This piece shows off the expression and color of the horn as well as the clarity and simplicity of Mozart. The program ends with Symphony No. 41 Jupiter by Mozart, the last and perhaps the most beautiful of his works.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 pm, Friday
Admission: Tickets available online and at the box office

 Yucatan Living Last Friday of the month Game Night
Guests and patrons bring favorite games: Backgammon, Scrabble, Phase 10, Farkle. MELL provides botanas. Soda and water will be on sale. 
Trial Run: Beginning in August 26. The event will stay if there is enough interest, so do be sure and attend. 
Location: M.E.L.L., Calle 53 x 66 and 68
Time: Start between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM, lasts approx. 2 hours
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) October 01, 2011

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 Operas at the Movies: Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart
This season will present eleven new operas beginning in September 2011 and concluding in June 2012.
Location: Movie Theaters at Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: Brief Talk: 11:30 AM, Movie Begins: 12:00 PM (all 1st Saturdays)
Admission: $50 peso donation to Opera Yucatan

Yucatan Living Inauguration: 1st Cultural Congress of Food and Drink
There will be lectures, as well as an art exhibit on the different ways of seeing art in food and beverage. This event is being put on by the Ayuntamiento of Merida.
Location: Sala 3 at the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Hours Open: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living The Relics of Pope John Paul II to Visit Merida: October 1, 2011Juan Pablo II
The relics of Yucatan’s beloved Pope John Paul II will be on display in Campeche on Friday, September 30; in Merida on Saturday, October 1; in Cancun on Sunday, October 2; and in Chetumal on Monday, October 3. The relics include a wax figure of the late pontiff. 
Location: Different locations in town, including the Cathedral in the morning and the Xoclan Church in Colonia Juan Pablo (a site he visited when he came to Yucatan) in the afternoon.
Time: from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) October 02, 2011

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

Yucatan Living Annual Event: Meet Traditional China Expo: October 2
This is an expo that gets bigger every year. The expo is open to the general public and includes activities such as workshops in calligraphy, paper cutting, Chinese knots, and presentations of costumes, Mandarin classes, and more!
Location: Central Building of UADY, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica de YucatanOrquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan
Fernando Valcárcel, Associate director of the Peru National Symphonic Orchestra, presents a concert influenced by the classical period. Ravel’s La Tumba de Couperin, is a beautiful French impressionist piece just waiting to be discovered. It is a calm and beautiful melody, inspired by the French baroque music of the XVII century. Juan Jose Pastor will interpret a symphony by German composer Richard Strauss. This piece shows off the expression and color of the horn as well as the clarity and simplicity of Mozart. The program ends with Symphony No. 41 Jupiter by Mozart, the last and perhaps the most beautiful of his works.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 pm, Sunday
Admission: Tickets available online and at the box office

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Ice Skating Showcase Presents: Success At Zero: October 7, 2011
Location: Galerias Merida, on the road to Progreso
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Anniversary Celebration and Ice Show: October 14, 2011
This celebration will include an Ice Skating Show with a circus theme.
Location: Galerias Merida, on the road to Progreso
Time: 6:30  PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Races: Primer Circuito Mérida-Chedraui 2011: Go Karts and Mountain Bikes
Next Race: October 22 (at night)
Monthly through the end of the year
30 Go Karts, 15 from Merida and the rest from Campeche and Cancun in a 300 meter race.The bike race is a 5-lap elimination race that is open to the public.
Location: The back of the Macro-Plaza Mall parking lot, across from the Xtabay roundabout, on the way to Chichi Suarez.
Go Kart Race Time: 12:00 PM
Registration: Go Karts $200 pesos, can register up to 11:00 AM  Must have own safety gear.
Bike Race Time: 10:00 AM
Registration: Bike Race: 50 bikes available for children and adults: $20 pesos, can register up to 9:00 AM

Yucatan Living Tekax Expo Feria del Comercio 2011: Mid-October
More than fifty local merchants and artisans will have their best work on display. While you’re there, don’t forget to go by the Furniture Mart (Mueblería de Mart) to see the hand-carved pieces by Jorge Martin Zapata. His work is currently being shown in the galleries of the better hotels in the tourist zone in Quintana Roo. 
Location: Tekax
Dates, Times: More as we receive it
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Semi-Finals for New Voices of the MayabNew Voices of the Mayab
October 21: Valladolid
October 28: Progreso

There will be 12 contestants each night. This is the 4th year of this contest. It all culminates in a huge event during the State Fair atX’matquil in November. This contest began after there was a contest to replace Timbiriche members as they aged out of the famous young group. When the contests were over, 600 young people in Yucatan had been identified as having voices that would be of commercial value. Yucatan immediately took advantage of this newly discovered natural resource and we now enjoy some of the best young voices, in both choirs and commercial groups, in the world.Toh Bird Festival 2011

Yucatan Living The TOH Uxmal and Hacienda Sayil Bird Watching Tour:October 16
Conditions: Vehicle capacity is 12 people. They split the cost of gasoline and driver ($800 pesos) among the participants.
Recommendations: Bring water, food, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Handy to have along: Raincoat or umbrella, sunglasses, camera, binoculars (required), telescope (if available).
Meeting Point: 5:00 AM at Chedraui on Itzaes Avenue.
Return to Meeting Point: 12:00 PM
Admission: TBA:  limited availability: booking 044 999 127 1685 (999) 985 5991 or via email:
dsalas60 [at] gmail [dot] com and

Yucatan Living Concert: Ricky Martin: October 23, 2011Ricky Martin in Yucatan
Get your tickets as soon as possible. This crowd is expected to reach 15,000 soon.
Location: Parque de Béisbol Kukulcán, on the Kukulkan Stadium, Circuito Colonias
Time: 8:30 PM Sunday
Admission: $2,300 (VIP), $1,800 (Platino), $1,300 (Palco), $900 (Butaca baja) and $300 (Butaca alta). There is a commission charged for issuing the ticket.
Tickets on Sale Now: Segafredo (Gran Plaza), Mister Tennis (Galerías Mérida), Farmacias del Ahorro, the stadium box office and www.superboletos.com

Yucatan Living Joaquin Sabina in Concert: October 30, 2011
Singer Joaquin Sabina brings his new tour “El Penultimo Tren” to Merida.
Location: Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI, Calle 60 Norte #299-E Ex-Codemex, Col. Revolución, Between Gran Plaza and Liverpool 
Time: TBA
Admission: Tickets at Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI
Prices: $1,500 (Diamante), $1,200 (VIP), $900 (Platino), $600 (Oro) and $350 (Plata).
Info: 941-60-95 and 313-10-66.

Yucatan Living 4th Annual Latin American Bloggers: Saturday  November 5, 2011 
Good friends, good food, great seminars and loads of fun go a long way toward building better bloggers who then create successful blogs. If you haven’t attended the annual Latin American Bloggers’ Conference  in Merida, visit the conference’s website to find wonderful reports of past conferences and pictures of the bloggers who attended. There’s also a great blog roll, where you can find some of the best blogs on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Location: Tecnología Turística Total (TTT) Calle 57 No. 492 por 56 y 58, Merida, Centro
Time: See Agenda on website: Latin American Bloggers’ Conference http://latinamericanbloggersconference.blogspot.com/
More Information – email:  latambloginfo [at] gmail [dot] com

Yucatan Living Evolucion’s 2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser for Los Pekes Amigos!
Date: Saturday, November 12
Location: Casa de Gloria, Calle 60 #609 x 73 y 75, Centro Merida
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Admission: Tickets go on sale October 1-You must buy tickets in advance! Drinks, food, silent auction, raffle, live music and more to benefit the dogs of Sanctuary Evolucion! More information to come.

Yucatan Living The TOH Marathon Bird Watch: Nov. 25 – 27
Gather your team of four to nine people and visit the TOH Festival de Aves website   for more information and updates.

Yucatan Living First Annual Merida Music Festival: November 20
All day music festival featuring 20 bands, including bands from Cuba, Ireland and the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan. Only 2000 tickets will be sold. The event will be catered by Hennessy’s, everyone’s favorite Irish pub.
Location: At Hacienda Dzibikak… if you have never been there, this will be a great opportunity to see one of Yucatan’s lovely renovated haciendas.
Time: More information to follow.
Admission: Tickets will be $195 MXN per person or $350 MXN per couple.

 

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