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Merida Events: Symphony, jazz & art!

A Week of Rest

Carnaval is finally over and the citizens of Merida (and a few visitors) are exhausted. Everyone is back to work and you’ll notice there isn’t as much going on at night. We’re resting! Merida will be back in full swing in the week’s to come, working up to Semana Santa (Easter Week).

Monday (Lunes) February 4, to Wednesday Feb 6 2008

Yucatan Living These days have come and gone before we could get up our events calendar… We can’t believe it’s Thursday already! Please forgive us, as we are moving this week AND we actually went to the Tuesday Carnaval Parade. Though we did not post events for these days, we hope you will forgive us. Here for your enjoyment instead is a Photo Essay on the Carnaval Parade 2008 in Merida Yucatan.

Thursday (Jueves) February 7, 2008

Yucatan LivingClassic Cinema Double Feature

Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62Dangerous Liaisons from France
Admission: Free

First Feature: Dangerous Liaisons (France, 1959) Directed by the famous director, Roger Vadim and starring Jeanne Moreau, Gerard Phillipe, and Annette Vadim. Filmed in black and white, this movie pits 1950’s evolving social reality against 18th century morality.
Time: 6:00 PM

Second Feature: The Decameron (Italy, 1971) Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, this movie is an adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio’s "Decameron." In effect, Pasolini uses a variety of views of life and love to satirize the Church.
Time: 8:00 PM

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Recital of Bassoon and Piano
Featuring: Juan Carlos Villasenor and Emilio Bueno
These recitals come toward the end of the professional educations of these students. They are always exceptionally skillful and we are lucky enough to see any number of stars in the making.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Live Jazz
Tonite virtuoso jazz pianist Rene Monta Rosa will be gracing the stage at Jazzin’ Merida, Merida’s only live jazz venue.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living To Remember is to Live
Live music under the trees in one of Merida’s oldest parks. This dance starts early and ends at a reasonable hour. Music is by the exceptionally accomplished Jaranara Orchestra. Come on down and enjoy the Big Band sound, something you’re not likely to hear anywhere else but in Merida these days.
Location: Parque Zoológico del Centenario (The Zoo), Calle 59 at Avenida Itzaes
Time: 4:00 PM
Admission:
Free


Yucatan Living Yucatan Serenade
The signature serenade of Merida and in the romantic heart of the City.
Location: Parque Santa Lucía , Calle 60 and 55
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Friday (Viernes) February 8, 2008

Yucatan LivingThe Symphony of Yucatan
Today’s performance is La Escalera de Seda (The Silk Stair), under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido, and featuring famous violinist and sometimes-Merida-resident Christopher Collins. If you’ve never seen Christopher play, do make a point of it. He’s a virtuoso who performs around the world. Somehow, Merida got lucky and he bought a house here! Check out the Symphony website here.
Location: Teatro José Peón Contreras, Calle 60 x 57 y 59
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $100, $80, $60, $40 MXP

Yucatan Living Live Jazz
The new home for jazz in Merida. Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and great live music every week.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628The Color Of Lies film

Yucatan Living Movie: The Color of Lies
(France, 1999, Language: French) When a young girl is raped and murdered in a tightly knit Brittany community, suspicion falls immediately on a once-famous artist, René Sterne, who has fallen on hard times. The only person who appears to believe in René’s innocence is his wife, Vivianne, the local doctor. But when a popular writer Germain-Roland Desmot arrives on the scene, things become even more complicated. Even René ends up questioning his sanity. (Summary from filmsdefrance.com)
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Saturday (Sabado) February 9, 2008

Yucatan Living Art Opening at Galeria Merida

A new show entitled Gráfica opens tonite at Galeria Merida. The show features five artists and will continue to March 15. More details on our Art in Merida page.

Location: Calle 59 #452-A x 52 y 54, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Noche Mexicana (Mexican Night)
An outdoor performance that brings the folklore of all of Mexico to Merida! Music and partying under the stars!
Location: Beginning of Paseo Montejo, Calle 56 A between 47 and 49
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living En el Corazón de Mérida (In the Heart of Merida)
Outdoor concerts, sidewalk cafes, shopping at night – its all here!
Tonight: Concerts in Parque de Santa Lucía (Calle 60 at Calle 55)
Location: Also in Plaza Grande, Centro
Time: Saturday nights, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Live Jazz
Tonite’s jazz performance features the Armando Martin Trio and friends… who knows who is going to show up to jam? Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and a small cover charge to benefit the performers.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Movie: La Sensualidad de Olga
(France, 2002, Language: French) Director: Jérôme Bonnell. Nearly a year after their mother’s death, Julien and Emma still live in the house where they grew up, where they and their father, Giles, are dealing with their grief in their own private way. This film is for adults only.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo
Time: 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Sunday (Domingo) February 10, 2008Christopher Collins Lee plays violin in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living The Symphony of Yucatan
Today’s performance is La Escalera de Seda (The Silk Stair), under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido, and featuring famous violinist and sometimes-Merida-resident Christopher Collins. If you’ve never seen Christopher play, do make a point of it. He’s a virtuoso who performs around the world. Somehow, Merida got lucky and he bought a house here! Check out the Symphony website here.
Location: Teatro José Peón Contreras, Calle 60 x 57 y 59
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $100, $80, $60, $40 MXP

Yucatan Living Movie: Bambi
What a wonderful opportunity to revisit our memories of this classic movie. And if you have children, you can get double the enjoyment.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 61 at Calle 62
Time: 10:00 AM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Labyrinth of Fauna
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 No. 648 x 84 y 84, on the north side of the park at the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM
Admission: Free

Bicycle Route on Sundays in MeridaYucatan Living The Bici-Ruta
Back in full swing this week, the Bici-Ruta begins early, at 8:00 AM, though we see them setting up as early as 7:00 am, and ends at noon. The route usually begins in Ermita, but there is construction there right now, so we’re guessing it starts in San Juan, passes through the Centro up Calle 60 and then travels down Paseo de Montejo, to include Fiesta Americana. If you want to play chess, go to the sidewalk outside the Museum of Anthropology on Paseo de Montejo at 9 am and pick up a game! There is a complete listing of activities, including sports, music, and craft events on the Bici-Ruta website.
Location: Begins at Parque de la Ermita, through the Plaza Grande and Ends at the glorieta on Prolongation Paseo Montejo (by Burger King).
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mérida en Domingo
Sunday downtown is a spectacular tradition in Mérida. Start at the center of town, where booths are set up all around the Plaza Grande. Inside the plaza, you can find huipiles, guayaberas, honey, dolls, bags, tee-shirts… and everything is made for sale by the local people of the Yucatan. The outer ring of booths are selling food: marquesitas, tacos, cochinita, ice cream (try the coconut), fruit, drinks, etc. If the crowd starts to get to you, wander up Calle 60 to Santa Lucia Park, where you can also find antiques, old books and other curiosities. At that lovely park, there is also live music, lots of dancing, and great food.
Location: In the Centro Historico: Plaza Grande, Parque Santa Lucia (Calle 60 x 55) and MACAY Museum (Calle 60 between 61 and 63)
Time: 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM
Admission: Free, of course…

Yucatan Living Sunday Art on Paseo de Montejo
Every Sunday there are artists displaying and selling their fine art along Paseo Montejo. There are usually 20 or more artists showing their paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and more. This is your chance to meet the artists, see what’s new and maybe pick up something great for those big empty walls in your new renovated home in Merida or that house by the beach.
Location: Paseo de Montejo in front of VIPS (on the southeast corner of Avenida Colon, across from WalMart)
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Sunday at the MACAY
There is a musical concert in the garden at the MACAY Museum, just off the Paseo de la Revolución next to the main cathedral. If the Merida en Domingo crowd starts to get to you, go to the museum (entrance is free). Sit around the fountain or walk through the galleries and listen to the live music.
Location: In the Garden at the MACAY (next to the Cathedral)
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Admission: Free

Coming Soon!

María Teresa In Concert
This is going to be an opportunity to see a superstar in concert. It will be a must see event, so get your tickets early! Tickets at the theatre box office.
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2008
Location: Teatro José Peón Contreras, Calle 60 x 57 y 59
Time:
8:00 PM
Admission: General: $100 MXP, 50% discount for students, teachers, ISSTEY, INAPAM, employees of ICY and ESAY.

 


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9 Responses to “Merida Events: Symphony, jazz & art!”

  1. Great information regarding the schedule for this window of time but how about one for the entire month? We’re headed to Yucatan in a few days but will be wandering for weeks before we get to Merida. I’d love to know what is going on at the end of the month. Good Job!!!

  2. Who is Maria Teresa?

  3. Who is Maria Teresa and what kind of music she sings?

  4. Hey, anything fun and exciting happening in Mid-April???

  5. Elizabeth,
    We’re lucky around here if we find out things a WEEK in advance, let alone a month. We can tell you that the Symphony will have performances (the third and fourth in a series with different conductors from around Mexico). other than that, you’ll just have to keep checking our Events calendar pages. We inform you as soon as we hear about something good.
    (by the way, I went to school with someone named Beth Ward… that wouldn’t be you, would it? -W.Ga.)

  6. what is happening in 2012?: .

  7. please let me know about the Merida Symphony. Thanks

  8. Nancy, we are lucky if we can find out a few weeks in advance of events around here. Whenever we find out about something, we put it in our weekly Events page, which has a Coming Soon section. There is also the Full Events Calendar (linked from the top right of every page) and if we know about it, its in the calendar.

  9. Nancy,
    For a great general idea of what might be going on during a week of interest next year, just look back at what was happening during that same week last year. Yucatan Living keeps several years of our weekly events columns online just for that purpose. Each year gets bigger and better so look at what happened last year and multiply by 2… :) For big spectaculars, just stay tuned to Yucatan Living’s Events column, especially the Coming Soon section at the bottom of every page.

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