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Merida Events: Spring Music Continues




This Week… starting April 25, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Teya Fiesta : Last Week in April
This fiesta is in honor of San Bernabe, patron saint of the people. This is a tiny municipality that is near, but not on the center of the coast of Yucatan. It is bordered on the north by Cansahcab. For anyone who wants to live near the beach, but avoid the constant sand, places like Teya are well worth checking out.Teabo Fiesta in Yucatan

Yucatan Living Teabo Fiesta: April 28 through May 3
This fiesta is in honor of Santo Cristo de la Transfiguracion. The artisans here make typical clothing for both men and women. They also do embroidery by both hand and machine. If you are looking for a cotton hammock, you’ll find it in Teabo, along with excellent leatherwork. Teabo is located just north of Tekax and to the east of Mani and Akil.

Yucatan Living Chumayel: Dia de Santo Cristo: April 28
Dances, music, a fair, church masses, street parties, pilgrimages and guild processions

Yucatan Living Peto: Las Tres Cruces: April 29
Pilgrimages, guild processions and church masses

Yucatan Living Tecoh: Cristo de la Transfiguracion: May 1 – 5
Pilgrimages, church masses, folk dances

Yucatan Living Tzucacab: 10th Annual Milk & Cheese Expo Fair: April 30 – May 1
This fair has a milking competition, as well as showing off all of the milk and cheese products made in Yucatan. As usual, in Yucatan, the nights belong to music, so there will be plenty of entertainment available. Gates open at noon on April 30

In the City of Merida

Yucatan Living Note: Tango & Salsa Classes Are On Hold
The tango and salsa classes, taught by Anny, Carlos and Carol in Progreso and Merida, have been put on hold until the Snowbirds return. Classes are set to resume in September.

 

Monday (Lunes) April 25, 2011

Yucatan Living Check the list of ongoing events for today here.

 

Tuesday (Martes) April 26, 2011

Yucatan Living Musical Tribute: A Life in MusicEvents in Merida Yucatan Mexico
Recognition of the Orchestra Directors:
Arturo Gonzalez and Bartolome Loria
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Creature from the Black Lagoon
(U.S.A. 1954) Directed by Jack Arnold, Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams and Richard Denning. A scientific expedition traveling up the Amazon River encounters a dangerous humanoid amphibious fish creature.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Jorge Buenfil in ConcertJorge Buenfil in Concert
This will be a wonderful concert and a perfect way to end your Spring vacation. Jorge Buenfil is a trova singer, born 59 years ago in Tekax, Yucatan. He has since become a national star for his singing, songwriting and composing.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Los Andes
This performance, by one of Merida’s best trova trios, is under the direction of Francisco Vazquez
Location: Auditorio del Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

 

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) April 27, 2011

Yucatan Living Concert: Mozu “La Voz
Trova, Bolero and more with Trio Vendaval. These entertainers have never been known to give less than a stellar performance.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: FreeEmma Alcocer

Yucatan Living Emma Alcocer in Concert
This young yucateca will be singing the songs of Armando Manzanero, Rossana and Presuntos Implicados, and others.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Mayab Jazz
Come and hear this jazz quartet play the music of Rene Monte Rosa.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Traditional Yucateca Trova: Remembering the Composers
A tribute to Ricardo Palmerin Pavia, Vicente Uvalle Castillo, Luis Demetrio Traconis and Ligia Camara Blum. Tonight’s performance is by Trio Ensueño and Invited Guest Artists. The performance will be under the direction of Luis Perez Sabido and Mario Bolio Garcia
Location: Museo de la Cancion Yucateca, Calle 57 x 50
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:$20 pesos

 

Thursday (Jueves) April 28, 2011

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG 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.Events in Merida Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Concert: Orquesta Tipica Juvenil de Yucatan and los Niños Cantores de Yucatan
These young people are some of the most talented in the world. Don’t ever miss a chance to see them perform.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Cacho Medina: A Night of Trova
Always an excellent performance from one of Yucatan’s signature voices.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free 

Yucatan Living Movie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 
(USA, 1958) Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Location: Cineteca Nacional, Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 pm Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) April 29, 2011

Yucatan Living Alternative Music and Dance: 6/6 Silences, 6 Eyes
This looks like it is going to be an interesting combination of dance, video and sound as art.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 # 411 x 45 y 47, Santa Ana, Centro
Time: 8:00 PM, Friday and Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Belen in ConcertBelen in Concert
Yet another of Yucatan’s exceptionally fine voices singing tonight about Tolerance, Force and Liberty.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG 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 Movie: Cleopatra
(USA, 1963) Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.
Location: Cineteca Nacional, Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: First part 5:00 pm; Second part 8:00 pmFriday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) April 30, 2011

Yucatan Living National Children’s Day

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG 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 Classical Music: End of the School Year Performance
This concert is going to be one of the best performances of the week. Don’t miss a chance to see it! Participating musical groups include: Bandas Juveniles Municipales, Banda Sinfonica Juvenil del ICY, Banda Juvenil de Teabo, Banda Juvenil de Texan Palomeque, Hunucma, and Banda Juvenil de Progreso.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM SaturdayElizabeth Tylor Movies
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(USA, 1966) A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
Time: 7:00 pm Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Alternative Music and Dance: 6/6 Silences, 6 Eyes
This looks like it is going to be an interesting combination of dance, video and sound as art.
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 # 411 x 45 y 47, Santa Ana, Centro
Time: 8:00 PM, Friday and Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Crimes and Misdemeanors
(USA; 1989) An opthamologist’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Location: Audiovisual, Centro Cultural Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 and 7:00 pm, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Chelem Christmas Dreams Garage/ Bake Sale – April 30
Its time for Spring Cleaning and wardrobe reassessment. In fact, a whole house clean-out is a good idea! When you’re finished, bake a dozen or so of your favorite cookies or muffins and bring it all to the Chelem Christmas Dreams Garage / Bake Sale in Chelem’s main square on April 30. This year, they hope to have enough surplus funds to branch out and tackle other projects, such as trash containers for Chelem Centro or maybe even a defibrillator (AED). These items would be of benefit to everyone who lives in the Chelem area or visits there.

 

Sunday (Domingo) May 01, 2011

Yucatan Living Official Holiday: International Workers Day

Yucatan Living Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Look for special masses and tributes throughout the state of Yucatan.

Coming Soon


Yucatan Living Peruvian Cooking Class with Yury Di’Pascuale May 15
The May 8 class sold out, so now a second one has been scheduled. This will be a one day cooking class. Yury is an award-winning cook, best known for her delicious Peruvian sauces sold at Merida’s Slow Food market each Saturday. You can read all about Yury and get specific details about the class on this blog: Eight Suitcases, Two Kids and a Dream.
Location: Yury’s Kitchen
Time: 9:30 AM – 3 hrs Cooking, 1 hr Lunch
Admission: $550 pesos

Yucatan Living Progreso: 1st Annual Capital of Rock Festival: May 13, 14 & 15Progreso Rock Festival
For updates and great maps to the locations, please visit the Progreso Capital of Rock website.
Friday (May 13): 60’s Rock
Location: Plaza“Hombre caídos en el mar” (at the end of Calle 29)
Time: 6:00 PM,
Admission: Free
Saturday (May 14): Rock & Pop
Location: Terraza de la “Pista de canotaje,” at the entrance to Puerto de Progreso
Time: 12:00 PM, Admission: Free
Saturday (May 14): Alternative Rock
Location: Area adjacent to the beach “El Playon,” (next to Hotel CTM)
Time: 5:00 PM, Admission: Free
Sunday (May 15): Pop Rock (new bands)
Location: Terrenos del Campo Deportivo“Víctor Cervera Pacheco” on the road to
Chicxulub Puerto, at the Glorieta del Corchito.
Time: 12:00 PM,
Admission: Free
Sunday (May 15): Rock (all types): Best Band
Location: Progreso Malecon; Parque Chazaro Perez
Time: 12:00 PM,
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Il Festival de San Bernardino de Siena in Valladolid: “451 years Fostering Faith & Culture”May 19th through 22nd, 2011
May 19th
7:00 PM – Candle Lighting Ceremony
The Archbishop of Yucatan, Monsignor Emilio Carlos Berlie Belauzaran, will begin the ceremony by lighting the first candle, of thousands, placed all around the facade and the front esplanade of the Convent.
8:00 PM – Solemn Mass
The Archbishop of Yucatan Monsignor Emilio Carlos Berlie Belauzaran will officiate the mass, accompanied by Maestra Nidia Góngora, directing the choral ensemble of Merida & Valladolid.
May 20th
10:00 AM – Lectures
Four lectures on the art, history, architecture and colonial culture will be given at the Universities of Valladolid. Detailed information to follow.
12:00 noon – Visual Heritage of the State of Yucatan 1985-2009
Opening ceremony of the Biennial collection Art Exhibit by Renan Guillermo Gonzales, Director of the Institute of Culture of the State of Yucatan. (ICY) 24 selected works of art from Yucatan’s Biennial collection. 16 paintings and 8 sculptures.
Curators: Maestra Dr. Laura de la Mora Martí y Critico Luis Rius Caso. Main hall, 1st floor of the Convent.
3:00 PM – In Secula Seculorum
Opening ceremony for the art exhibit of 30 images belonging to regional churches and chapels, some from the very early years of the colonization. Presented by Professor Leonel Escalante Aguilar, Director of Culture of Valladolid and Gonzalo Ku Barrera, Parish Priest of San Bernardino de Siena. Next to the Atrium, ground floor.
Fundación Convento Sisal Valladolid, A.C.Barrio de Sisal, Valladolid,
7:00 PM – The Filibuster
Theatrical segment of the Valladolid novel by Don Eligio Ancona. Director Enrique Cascante, Secretaría de Educación Pública, Gobierno del Estado de Yucatán.
Front esplanade of the Convent
8:00 PM – Noche de Trova - Carlos Cuevas in Concert
Front esplanade of the Convent.

May 21st
11:00 AM – Perspectiva histórica del Convento de San Bernardino de Siena de Valladolid Yucatán
Presentation of the book by Angelina Tun Petul and Dr. Renán A. Góngora Biachi. Commentaries by Archeologist Sergio Grosjean Abimheri. Next to the Atrium, ground floor.

8 PM – Orquesta Típica Yucalpeten in Concert
Maestro Pedro Carlos Herrera, Director. Solo singers Maricarmen Pérez, Jesús Armando, Luis Arturo de la Cruz y Nancy Mas. Front esplanade of the Convent.
May 22nd
12:00 noon – Valladolid Cuisine Tasting Event
The details of this event will be sent soon.
7:00 PM – Valladolid Trade Guild Parade and Closing Mass
Many of Valladolid’s trade guilds will parade the Convent’s image of San Bernardino de Siena around town. Closing mass will be officiated by Monsignor Rafael Palma Capetillo, Auxiliar Bishop of Yucatán.
8:30 PM – Maricarmen Perez and her Orchestra in Concert
Location: Front esplanade of the Convent.
Visit their web site at www.fundacionsisal.com
For more information, please contact: Maruja Barbachano (985) 856-0999 or (985) 856-0974 e-mail: marujac [at] gmail [dot] com

Yucatan Living Alejandro Pinzon Conducts the Chamber Orchestra of the CityAlejandro Pinzon in Merida
Mark your calendars for the following dates. Alejandro Pinzon, a native of Merida, is currently leading the Coro Latino-Americano Pittsburgh and has a very busy Spring ahead of him. On May 14, he will lead El Coro (short for Coro Latino-Americano Pittsburgh) in a performance in Pittsburgh – then hop a plane to Merida and practice, practice, practice for three performances during the last week in May. Following those performances, he will have a few days to indulge in a bit of the local tango scene before he flies back to Pittsburgh for another performance by El Coro in Pittsburgh on June 12. His three performances in Merida include:
May 22 -Comisaria Cholul
May 26 -Olimpo Theatre
May 29 –Iglesia San Sebastian

We will add further details as we get them.
Note: We are pressing for Michele and all of the Latino-Americano Pittsburgh members to come and spend a week in Merida. With luck, they will and we will be able to forge a cultural exchange and build a long-lasting friendship between El Coro and some of the choirs we have in Merida. So – El Coro… come on down!

Yucatan Living 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Women’s Championship: June 13 – 18
Participants: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, United States and Venezuela, with two countries from the Central American and Caribbean sub-zone also to be announced later in the Spring. The top three placed teams from both championships will qualify for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships in France.
Location: Ciudad de la Paz Stadium
Time: TBA
Admission: TBA

Yucatan Living Summer Arts School for Kids: July 11 – Aug. 4
This is a four-week international bilingual program for local and international students ages 8-13. The summer course will be taught in both English and Spanish by an array of educators and teaching artists from the United States and Mexico. This extraordinary team of teachers will offer the students a multi-disciplinary exploration of the theme of "Beneath the Surface" through the visual arts, music, dance, theater, and creative writing. Students will read a variety of books–in Spanish and English–and will create public performances and exhibits each week of the program. Contact Habla through their website, www.habla.org
Location: Habla, Calle 26 No. 99 B x 19 y 21 Col. México
Time: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Yucatan Living Boxing For Women
Monique says: “Taught by the inimitable Lilia Valencia. Stick and move, Straight right, Upper cut, Peek a boo. Its all about the hips, she says. Express yourself!!!”
Location: Monique’s Bakery: Calle 31 #70 x Calle 12 in Colonia Chuburna de Hidalgo, on the brink of Colonia Malaga
Time: TBA
Admission: TBA
More Information: moniqueduval[at]aol.com

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2 Responses to “Merida Events: Spring Music Continues”

  1. I would like to know if there is a Bridge Club in Merida. Your answer will be appreciated, I usually come to Merida in Feb. – March.
    Thank you

  2. Helga, we just had someone else ask us on the http://www.yucatanyes.com website. Are you related? If not, perhaps we should get you together :-) ! We’re sure there are bridge clubs here in Merida… we just don’t know any. But we’ll ask around…

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