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Merida Events: Spring Has Sprung

This Week… starting March 24, 2014

Art In The City

Yucatan Living Inauguration of the Exhibition: Spring Colors: Benjamin Ramirez
This is an exhibition of contemporary art by Benjamin Ramirez. Please see Yucatan Living’s article about Benjamin Ramirez, Gentleman Artist, to learn more about this remarkable man. Opens March 27 and continues into May
Location: Galeria del Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday, March 27
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exposition: Habanerorama Art Shows in Merida Yucatan Mexico
This is an exhibition of the works of Samuel Barrera, a local artist with a very distinct style. Samuel’s view of the world is fresh and clear, and his work is easily recognizable. Everyone can find something to love about this man’s work. Starts March 28.
Location: Galeria La Eskalera, Calle 70 x 59 and 57, Santiago, Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Friday, March 28
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s MACAY Joins Google Art Project March 18 and beyond
As of March 18, the works of Francisco Garcia Ponce will be available for few to museum quality art lovers around the world. This Google Art Project began in 2011 with just 17 museums. Today, it boasts over 300 collections with 55,000 works of art in museums around the world. The collection that will be shared by the MACAY contains 119 works by Francisco Garcia Ponce, completed between 1957 and 1986. The media includes acrylic paint, mixed media, collage, and printmaking. These works were all chosen in honor of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Francisco Garcia Ponce Museum in the MACAY.
Location: At the MACAY, and of course, online at Google
Time: Anytime
Admission: Free

 

In The City

Yucatan Living Oaxaca in Merida: March 14 to April 06
Food, Handcrafts, music and dance from Oaxaca. Delicious fresh Oaxacan cheese and other delicacies, beautiful Oaxacan handicrafts… well worth visiting!
Location: Parque de la Paz, Av. Itzaes x Calle 59, Merida centro
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) March 24

Yucatan Living No Events Planned for Today

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 25, 2014

Classic Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Movie: The War of the Worlds
(USA 1952). Director: Byron Haskin. Starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson and Less Tremayne. This is the first film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians.
Location: Centro Cultural José Martí / Parque de Las Américas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova
Always a great Trova Trio.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) March 26, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Cantunis
(Spain 2007) In 1978, Barcelona launched a social program for Can Tunis, a neighbourhood where people hovered between life and death. Twenty years later, things are not going well. The movie shows how they fight the utter deterioration and indifference of inhabitants and authorities. A teacher tries to motivate his students. He knows that education makes them aware of their reality and offers them the only opportunity.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: La Sociedad de la Nieve (Stranded)
(Uruguay 2008) Documentary about the Uruguayan rugby team that was stranded in the mountains after a plane crash. Interviews with the 16 survivors years later. Read more about it in this NYTimes review.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Music: Remembering the Composers
This is a very special event that showcases the work of past composers of Traditional Yucateco Trova. AND its at the Music Museum… if you haven’t visited yet, this is a great excuse to go. It’s a very special location!
Location: Museum of the Yucateco Song, Calle 57 x 50, Merida centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

 

Thursday (Jueves) March 20, 2014

Yucatan Living Light Game: JAM Celebration
This concert includes live music by Leika Mochan (Mexico), but it is really an opportunity for the teachers and students to interact on stage. They have been involved in a wonderful international workshop for the past week or so and this is going to be a great performance! The show is open to the public and you may learn more about the project here.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61, Merida centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Los Ladrones Viejos (The Old Thieves)
(Mexico 2011) A documentary that interviews old men behind bars for crimes committed long ago. Apparently a fascinating way of looking at the Mexico City of 30-40 years ago. Certainly in Spanish.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know as soon as we know!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Music in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Light Game: Go: Organic Orchestra (IBU Invites: Music of the World)
This performance is also part of the Light Game project. It is an IBU production, under the direction of Adam Rudolph. This project is billed as an International Meeting Under the Tent and is intended to be a merger between the performing arts, music and circus. Learn more about the project at: ilaii.com/es/projecto/juegoluz and www.facebook.com/ilaiiAC
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we know more!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie: Radio: La Colifata
A documentary about the famous musical group Manu Chao. Most certainly in Spanish, but the music is so wonderful, you might enjoy it even if you are struggling to understand it. More about it here on the website.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) March 28, 2014Yucatan Bird Festival 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: El Hombre Que Vivio en el Zapato (The Man Who Lived in a Shoe)
(Mexico 2011) Directed by Gabriella Gomez Mont, this film presents the story of José Luis “El Guero ” Gil Robles, an unknown man – until now – with an eccentric behavior ranging between madness and genius. Read more here (in Spanish).
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Invitation: Program of Activities for Festival of Birds 2014
It is time to begin to plan for this fall’s activities. Since Yucatan has become a major birding destination, the program of activities for the Bird Festival has become an important part of activity planning earlier and earlier each year. You are cordially invited to the presentation of the 2014 Festival of Birds in Yucatan where they will outline the entire program for this year.
Location: Multiple Use Salon, Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Merida
Time: 6:00 PM, Friday
Admission: Free: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Concert: I Know You’ll Be Back at First Light
This performance is under the direction of Francisco Sobero Tanicho. Stars include: Tanicho, Juan Luis de Pablo Enriquez Rohen and Beatriz Rosado. Executive Production by Ivan Rubio and Grupo Arpa Merida.
Location: Casa Teatro Tanicho, Calle 66 # 369 x 41, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: $100 pesos, Students and INAPAM: $60 pesos. More Information: 927-3207

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie: La Gran Belleza (The Great Beauty)
(Italy 2013) Tonite’s open air movie is a story of Rome. Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Sounds wonderful!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Director; Shari Mason, Violín
Music for the evening includes: Overture “Così fan tutte”, K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concert for violín, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Symphony No. 1, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office. Please refer to the OSY website www.sinfonicadeyucatan.com.mx/inicio.php for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

Creative Dance in Yucatan Mexico 2014

Yucatan Living Light Game: Show: Collective Creation
This performance features Jazz ensemble Moving Pictures (Adam Rudolph, Axel Marcelo, Ralph Jones and Kenny Wessel. It is billed as produced by Creative Synergy: IBU Ilaii AC & Production. Learn more about the project at: ilaii.com/es/projecto/juegoluz and www.facebook.com/ilaiiAC
Location: Parque de Santa Lucia, Calle 60 x 57, Merida centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) March 29, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: La Gran Belleza (The Great Beauty)
(Italy 2013) Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Sounds wonderful!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we know!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Merida Music Festival
Finally, the Merida Music Festival is here! Come and listen, dance, drink and eat to your heart’s content!
Location: Hacienda Dzibikak
Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Tickets are available at Hennessy’s Irish Pub in Paseo Montejo and La Bierhaus in Colonia México. Normal price: $250 pesos, VIP ticket: $1000 pesos – Food and drinks included in special viewing area, and Children under 12: FREE
More Information: Merida Music Festival website. The email is info [at] haciendadzibikak [dot] com and the phone numbers are: 988-933-0006 or 999-245-7562. Or talk to Sean Hennessy at Hennessy’s.

Yucatan Living Movie: Vuelve a la Vida
(Mexico 2011) Back by popular demand, the story of a supermodel from New York, a Mexican scuba diver and a shark. Fun!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Classical Ballet: I Dance in America
This is a Ballet Gala featureing different Pas de Deux, and the Ballet “Bolero” with music by Maurice Ravel. Featured dancers are from the Classical Dance Company of Yucatan, under the direction of Juan González and Emmanuel Gutiérrez.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Light Game Concert: Moving Pictures Jazz Ensemble & IBU Invitation to Music of the World
Featured musical artists: Adam Rudolph, Alexis Marcelo, Ralph Jones and Kenny Wessel. Learn more about the Light Game International Meeting Under the Tent Project at: ilaii.com/es/projecto/juegoluz and www.facebook.com/ilaiiAC
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

 

Sunday (Domingo) March 30, 2014

Yucatan Living Call for Donations: II Evolucion Spay/ Neuter Clinic in Uman
Goal: 100 animals spayed or neutered, with more expected
Cost per animal: $400 pesos, which covers the cost of surgical supplies, anti-parasite meds, follow-up meds and additional vaccinations and antibiotics if required. Most animals get their nails trimmed and their ears cleaned. Vets, vet techs, vet students and volunteers donate their time.
Sponsorship: Can you sponsor one animal? Can you ask your friends to sponsor one animal? Evolucion will send donors, via email, a photo of each animal that they helped sterilize.
How to Donate to the Uman Spay and Neuter Clinic: Online via credit card or Paypal on the Evolucion Animal AC website go to www.evolucionanimal.org/donate.php. Click on the Donate button. Please mark your donation as “Clinic.” If you would like to make a cash donation, please email patintheyucatan [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks for being part of the solution!

Yucatan Living Documentary: Spirits of the Rainforest
Travel through time and space to visit the Manu Tropical Reserve. Located at the foot of the Andes, this rainforest is known for the simple form and difficult lives of its inhabitants.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Director; Shari Mason, Violín. Music for the evening includes: Overture “Così fan tutte”, K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concert for violín, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Symphony No. 1, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office.
Please refer to the OSY website for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

Yucatan Living Classical Ballet: I Dance in America
This is a Ballet Gala featuring different Pas de Deux, and the Ballet “Bolero” with music by Maurice Ravel. Featured dancers are from the Classical Dance Company of Yucatan, under the direction of Juan González and Emmanuel Gutiérrez.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
We’ll let you know when we find out!
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

 

Monday (Lunes) March 31

Yucatan Living VI Visual Arts Biennial March 31 – July 31
All the best of visual artists in the Yucatan. This exhibit starts today and continues until mid summer. Check it out!
Location: : Galeria Callejon de Congreso of Teatro Jose Peon Contreras
Time: : Open schedule
Admission: : Free

 

Coming Soon

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014

Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra – April Schedule
Program 9: The Romantic Piano
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the piano of Abdiel Vazquez. Music is by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Schumann.
Program 10: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi
This performance will be directed by Juan Carlos Lomonaco and will feature the violin of Stephanie Chase. Music is by Vivaldi and Respighi.
Locations: Jose Peon Contreras Theater , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday and 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: purchase tickets online or by calling (999) 923-1333

Yucatan LivingBotanical Talk: Los Condimentos de la Selva
The speaker for Jungle Condiments will be Biologist Jorge C. Trejo Torres. Maya land has contributed some of the most famous spices in the entire world. These include: vanilla, allspice, chiles, oregano and cocoa. It is important for those of us who live with these wonders on a daily basis to discover and acknowledge them.
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Admission: $70 pesos, Students: $35 pesos

English Comedy Show in Merida YucatanYucatan Living Comedy Show: “You People” Wed. April 2, Thur. April 3
This is a one woman comedy show performed by Mel Blosom, written by Mel Blossom and Andrea Fears. Mel Blossom is the Yucatan Peninsula’s first English speaking comic and is proud to present her brand new show: “You People.” This is all new material, in an all new space, by the same filter-less woman. (Mature audiences only, please!)
Location: Trattoria La Pasta, Paseo de Montejo #481 x Calle 39 y 41, upstairs in their new bar Karma
Time: Doors open: 7:30 PM, Show starts: 8:30 PM
Admission: $100 pesos, includes one free print or postcard from Blossom’s Boutique.
Reservations: Space is limited! To reserve a seat, pre-sale tickets are available at El Estudio, Paseo Montejo. Calle 56-A #486 x 41 y 43 Centro

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
April 26, DON PASQUALE by Donizetti
May 3, Wagner’s Bicentennial – TRISTAN und ISOLDE
The cycle “The Ring of the Nibelung” by Richard Wagner will be shown (Saturdays at noon):
May 24, 2014 – Introduction (Opera talk and documentary)
May 31, 2014 – DAS RHEINEGOLD (The Rhine Gold)
June 7, 2014 – DIE WALKÜRE (The Valkyrie)
June 14, 2014 – SIEGFRID
June 21, 2014 – GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (Twilight of the Gods)
Location: Sala Mayamax del Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Film: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free
More Information at website: operayucatan.org

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