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Merida Events: Soul Comes to Merida

This Week… starting March 12, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living There are no new municipal festivals or fiestas beginning during the month of March. Yucatecos, throughout the state, are preparing for Semana Santa (Holy Week), one of the biggest religious and cultural events of the year.

Yucatan Living Semana Santa  March 30 – April 8
Semana Santa (Holy Week) lasts for ten days, beginning on the Friday before Good Friday and ending on Easter Sunday. Learn more about this wonderful period of time in Yucatan from Yucatan Living’s full articles and videos at Semana Santa  and Passion of the Christ.

Note: Please don’t forget our Coming Soon section, following the weekly events, where you will find information about events in the coming weeks and months. 

 

Oaxaca in Merida

In The City

Yucatan Living Oaxaca in Merida
Location: Parque de La Paz, Av. Itzaes x Calle 59
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Monday (Lunes) March 12, 2012Art Show in Merida

Yucatan Living Art: Collective Exposition
Musica @bstraccion will be on display until March 17. This is a show of 26 abstract works by Architecture students from UADY… all the works are inspired by music.
Location: Vestibule of Peon Contreras Theater
Time: From 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 13, 2012

Yucatan Living Festival of Trova: Trio Principes
This group is under the direction of Raul Alvarado, whom we usually see directing Trio Los Nobles. We do not know who the members of Trio Principes are but, if the direction is by Raul Alvarado, this performance is sure to please any audience.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free Chinese Dancing and Singing

Yucatan Living Nanchang University Artistic Group
This promises to be a spectacular exhibition of Chinese Dancing, Singing, Costumes and people. These young people have come a long way… come see what they are all about!
Location: Explanada del Siglo XXI, on the road to Progreso.

Time: 8:00 PM, Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) March 14, 2012Tom Kubin's Band

Yucatan Living Concert: Tom Kubin’s Band
This Soul Train, Jazz, Blues, Funk and R&B performance is directed by Tom Kubin himself. This group is very well known far beyond the borders of Yucatan, so don’t miss an opportunity to see them.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $95 pesos

Yucatan Living EducaTE ConferenceInformation about EducaTE Cholul
EducaTE Yucatan is a non-profit organization, registered in Mexico and the USA, dedicated to promoting education among the most vulnerable population in Cholul, Yucatán. Come listen and watch to find out what they are doing and maybe even how you can participate.
Location: Cineteca Nacional, Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) March 15, 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.
Colors of Feelings by The Chamber Orchestra

Yucatan Living Concert: The Chamber Orchestra of the City of Merida
The Colors of Feelings is the name of the concert tonight. The performance is under the Artistic Direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Theater: Princess Anastasia of Russia
This is a theater presentation, in Spanish, by the students of CEBA. The event is to benefit a program called “See Well to Learn Better”, which is part of the Strategic Programs Division of the Ministry of Education.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Democrats Abroad in Merida
A group of expatriates would like to start a chapter of Democrats Abroad in Merida. With that in mind, they are inviting Democrats to attend a preliminary meeting on March 15.
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Calle 60 x 49, Centro
Time: 7:00 PM, Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dr. Steven Fry speaking at Progreso Book Exchange
Topic: Dengue Control and Treatment. Dr. Steven Fry is a current resident of Merida, and has worked on Public Health and Environmental programs for many years. For the past five years Dr. Fry has been supporting UADY research programs on Dengue Fever and Mosquito Control.
Location: Progreso Book Exchange, Calle 31 x 76, Progreso
Time: 11:00 AM Thursday
Admission: Free, but donations will be taken at the door to offset expenses. All are welcome.

Friday (Viernes) March 16, 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: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra: Program 7Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan
The young Spanish director Santiago Serrate has a growing career and has been assistant to renowned directors Pedro Halffter and Antoni Ross Marbá. For this program, he will conduct one of the most famous works of Felix Mendelssohn, Dream of a Summer Night. One of the best known themes is the Nuptial March, which is usually played at weddings. In the first part, the program displays the virtuosity and lightness of Rossini in the popular William Tell Overture, the composer’s last opera. The program also includes Variations for Clarinet by the talented Fernando Dominguez, who is part of Trio Neos and ONIX Ensemble for contemporary music. He will also play the Concertino for Clarinet by Weber, an entertaining piece played on the clarinet.
Location: Jose Peon Contreras Theater, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $60, $80, $100 and $150 pesos. Tickets are available at the Box Office and Online, as well as through Ópticas Espadas. A seating map and ticket prices are included on the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan’s website.

Yucatan Living Dance Gala
This performance cuts through a broad range of dance styles and shows just how steeped Yucatan really is in all forms of dance.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Musical Theater: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
This is a performance by Teatro del Sueño, under the direction of Francisco Solis. No matter the language, this show is always a crowd pleaser.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

 

Saturday (Sabado) March 17, 2012

Yucatan Living FemFest5
Come join women young and old in the pueblo of Timucuy. Young people from Merida have produced a program of music, makeovers and handmade items to promote independence, information and education for the women of the Yucatan. Learn more about it from our recent article, FemFest5 in Timucuy.
Location: Timucuy, outside of Merida
Time:All day Saturday
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: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Movie: Sabrina
(US 1954) Director: Billy Wilder Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family’s chauffeur. But it’s his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time:6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: FreeBeatriz Cervera in Concert

Yucatan Living Festival of Trova: Beatriz Cervera in Concert
This lady has one of the most soothing voices in Yucatan.
Preview Beatriz Cervera.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $50 pesos

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

Yucatan Living St. Patrick’s Day Funky Market
If you would like to participate as a vendor, contact Carol at trumblecarol1 [at] gmail [dot] com for further info. Artisans, bakers, junk dealers, candlestick makers… all are welcome. If you have anything to sell bring it to the Funky Market. Food will be available from the world renowned kitchens of TACOMAYA the Oasis of Chelem, straight through town to the baseball field.
Location: TACOMAYA Restaurant, Chelem
Time:9:00 AM for Vendors, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM for Shoppers, Saturday
Admission: Free but bring plenty of shopping pesos!

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Irish Dinner
This is the last Hotel Zamna events 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, Saturday
Admission: $135 pesos per person, limited to 36 guests. Tickets are available at the reservations desk.

 

Sunday (Domingo) March 18, 2012

Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra: Program 7Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan
The young Spanish director Santiago Serrate has a growing career and has been assistant to renowned directors Pedro Halffter and Antoni Ross Marbá. For this program, he will conduct one of the most famous works of Felix Mendelssohn, Dream of a Summer Night. One of the best known themes is the Nuptial March, which is usually played at weddings. In the first part, the program displays the virtuosity and lightness of Rossini in the popular William Tell Overture, the composer’s last opera. The program also includes Variations for Clarinet by the talented Fernando Dominguez, who is part of Trio Neos and ONIX Ensemble for contemporary music. He will also play the Concertino for Clarinet by Weber, an entertaining piece played on the clarinet.
Location: Jose Peon Contreras Theater, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Noon Sunday
Admission: $60, $80, $100 and $150 pesos. Tickets are available at the Box Office and Online, as well as through Ópticas Espadas. A seating map and ticket prices are included on the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan’s website.

Yucatan Living Documentary: Life Between the Water and the Mud
Another great documentary about life and evolution.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living ECO-tianguis / Exposition
This is a flea market/exposition event that includes elements related to ecological, cultural, wellness and awareness. We think it sounds interesting and that it will be well worth a visit.
Location: Parque de Santiago, Calle 59 x 72
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Seven Year Itch
(US 1955) Director: Billy Wilder Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell and Evelyn Keyes.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Cars 2
(U.S. 2011) Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Movie will be in Spanish… a good chance for you and the kids to practice!
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tribute to Dance: Folk Dance
This performance is by members of the Show Dance Groups of the Institute for Research and Promotion of Mexican Dance, AC, under the direction of Samuel Espinosa.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

 

Monday March 19, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for ongoing events Here.

Yucatan Living National Holiday to Commemorate Benito Juarez’s Birthday

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Hennessy Cup Polo Tournament: March 24 & 25
On March 24 and 25 (starting at 2:30 pm), the 4th Hennessy Cup Polo tournament will take place at the installations of the Yucatan Polo Club. This tournament will also mark the inauguration of the professional size grass polo field (300 meters by 150 meters). The six competing teams come from Merida, Mexico City and Cancun. Simultaneously, there will be a horse jumping competition taking place in the sand arena. Food and beverages will be offered by Hennessy Irish Pub, the Bierhaus, Chef Marin with seafood and Chef Chris with Thai food. Also on hand will be wine tasting by Tanino, a full bar, and ice cream from Domo Blanco. All interested are invited. The entrance is free, and valet parking will be provided.

Yucatan Living ANNY Art / Artisan’s Show: March 24 & 25
Check out the information in this News article about the next AANY event.

Yucatan Living International Women Club: Time Traveler’s Costume Ball: Sunday March 25
Costumes are not only allowed, but are encouraged. Come dressed to impress, or maybe distress, the other attendees!  Music by Vic and Friends. This event is open to the public. 
Location: Calle 45 #535 x 72 y 74, Centro
Time:8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Admission: $150 donation includes h’ors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. All profits to the IWC Scholarship Fund.
Tickets: No tickets available at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the regular March Coffee, Hi Tea or No Host Breakfast.

Yucatan Living Enrique Iglesias in Merida: Thursday April 19
This is new and very exciting news. We can’t wait to hear more details!
Location: Periférico Lic. Manuel Berzunza, Calle 2, Zona Sinasignacion, Mérida, YUC
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Ticket prices have not yet been announced

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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