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Merida Events: Time to go to the Fair!

This Week… starting November 23, 2009

Municipal FIestas This Week

Yucatan Living State Fair at X’matkuil Ends on Nov. 29th Xmatkuil State Fair 2009
Visit the Fair at X’matkuil Website to find more information about what all is available at the fairgrounds this last week of the fair. Better yet, skip the intro pages and go straight into the site. From there, you can get a map of the fairgrounds and see all of the great events and spectacular shows that will be going on throughout this last week. At first, we thought nothing was listed, but we scrolled down in each window and discovered more marvelous shows than we ever dreamed. So be sure and visit the website of the Fair at X’matkuil so you won’t miss any of the best of the best this last week of the fair.

 

This Week in the Riviera Maya

Yucatan Living 7th Annual Riviera Maya Thanksgiving Jazz Festival
This year’s headliners include: Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Pat Martino, Spyro Gyra and more. Learn all about what you can expect to see and hear at this festival Here.
November 25 – The Royal Band, Colin Hunter, Aguamala, Sacbe
November 26 – Na’Rimbo, Juan Alzate, Mark Aanderud, Enrique Nery
November 27 – Jim Beard, Spyro Gyra and Sergio Mendes
November 28 – Pat Martino, Herbie Hancock and Al Jarreau
Location: Playa del Carmen
Admission: Free!

 

Monday (Lunes) November 23, 2009

Yucatan Living Are You Ready for Football?
Mercer Cigars is open for business 7 days a week and you NFL fans have got a corner on the market on Sunday, Monday nights, and (beginning Nov. 26) on Thursday night as well. 
Location: in the Lounge of Mercer Cigars, Prolongación Montejo, Next to la Parrilla
Time: Sunday: 11 to 7, then the length of the game on Monday and Thursday nights
Admission: FreePolok Tolok in Concert

Tuesday (Martes) November 24, 2009

Yucatan Living Café Pena K’aay T’aan
Polok Tolok in Concert (Reggae)
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Peninsular
This performance is under the direction of Jorge Sanchez
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Multidisciplinary Spectacular
Folkloric Ballet of the State, under the direction of Raul Castillo Alfaro
Orquesta Jaranera del Mayab, under the direction of Felipe de Jesus Chi Naal
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday Why We Fight
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Movie: Why We Fight
This is an interview with John Eisenhower and John McCain. It is part of the New World Order cinema series.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20. Garcia Gineres
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miercoles) November 25, 2009

Yucatan Living Trova: Victor Celis and His Group
This performance is called Beso Asesino (Killer Kiss) and promises to be quite an event.
Location: Izamal
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Mexico: Diversity and Contrasts
Tonight’s performance is by Compania Folklorica Kaambal, under the direction of Abraham Espinosa Pat.
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM WednesdayTom Kubin Quartet
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert: Tom Kubin Quartet
This performance is under the direction of Tom Kubin
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) November 26, 2009

Yucatan Living Yucateco Quartet: Tribute to Liverpool
Rubber Soul Band, La Caverna, Fuente de Poder, In Vitro Music Lab
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free with advance ticket
Carnival of Souls

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: Carnival of Souls
(Finland, 1962). One of the finest low-budget horror films ever made. After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classic Cinema: Peeping Tom
(1960). A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: FreeChoir of the City

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Choir of the City: Night of the Soloists
Tonight’s performance is under the artistic direction of Mtra. Nidia Gongora Cervera
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Hostel II
(2007). Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti – Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Film: TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55
Time: 9:00 PM Thusday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living November 26: Juan Luis Guerra in Concert Juan Luis Guerra in Merida
Dominican singer, songwriter, and self-producer who has sold 20 million records, and won numerous awards including nine Latin Grammy Awards two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. He won 5 Latin Grammy awards in 2007 tying him with Juanes for the record of most Latin Grammys won in one night.
Location: Kukulcan Stadium
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: From $ 350 pesos to $1600 pesos. Tickets on sale at the Fiesta Americana Lobby

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: Standard Operating Procedure
This is a 2008 blockbuster of a documentary in which Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.
Location: Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) November 27, 2009

Yucatan Living The Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan
Under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, with Roberto Tello as Guest Director.
Location: Ticul
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: FreeRosemary's Baby

Yucatan Living Movie: Rosemary’s Baby
(1968). A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life. Stars Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Times: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: 3:10 to Yuma
In this 2007 film, a small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who’s awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher. Stars include: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman and Peter Fonda.
Location: Calle 20 No. 98A x 15 y 17, Col. Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: TBD
Location: Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Friday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Music: Bolero
A presentation of the CD of Maru Boeta
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Dance: Noche de Concierto
Tonight’s performance is by Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes, and is coordinated by Rubi Montejo
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61Raul Simon in Concert
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Raul Simon in Concert
Tonight’s performance is called Nostalgia and is under the direction of Carlos Tello
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living UADY’s Folkloric Ballet
Tonight’s performance is “Yucatan and Its Roots”
Location: Central Courtyard of the University, Calle 57 x 60
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $50 pesos; tickets sold on the day of the event

Yucatan Living Movie: The Notebook
History of love and passion between two young people who swear eternal love without ever imagining that their lives will be intertwined forever. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rachael McAdams, James Garner, and the director’s mother – Gena Rolands
Location: Videosala of UADY’s Cultural Center. Calle 60 x 57
Time: 6:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Headliners at X’matkuil
The following events will be productions by Hold-em Mexico. Expect lots of charros, showing off their skills, but you may want to skip the pelea de gallos (cockfighting) which start off some of the events. We’re just saying…
Nov. 27: Mijares
Location: Palenque, inside Xmatkuil fairgrounds
Time: All of these events are at 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets on Sale in Lobby of Fiesta Americana

 

Saturday (Sábado) November 28, 2009

Yucatan Living Music: Ramon Triay in Concert
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: Compania de Danza Folclorica Kaambal
This dance performance is under the direction of Abraham Espinosa
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo. Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living World Day of HIV: Compañeros Inesperables (Unexpected Partners)
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM SaturdayAmor Eterno Movie
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: Amor Eterno (A Very Long Engagement)
This 2004 French film is about a young girl who begins a search for her missing soldier fiancé because she can find no reliable information concerning his fate.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location:Casa de Cultura Elena Poniatowska: La 68, Calle 68 # 470a x 55
Time: 9 PM Saturday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Headliners at X’matkuil
The following events will be productions by Hold-em Mexico. Expect lots of charros, showing off their skills, but you may want to skip the pelea de gallos (cockfighting) which start off some of the events. We’re just saying…
Nov. 28: Emmanuel y Alexander Acha
Location: Palenque, inside Xmatkuil fairgrounds
Time: All of these events are at 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets on Sale in Lobby of Fiesta Americana

Yucatan Living Nov. 28: La Pura Banda Monstruo  + Paintings by Uggo
This is for those who like punk rock and horror movies. We hear that La Pura Banda Monstruo is going to really put on a show! There will also be an exhibition of paintings by Uggo.
Location: At the MACAY, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 7:30 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) November 29, 2009

Yucatan Living Movie: Monsters, Inc.
(2001). Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. In Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 10:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: HoodwinkedHoodwinked
(2005) Furry and feathered cops from the animal world investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny’s cottage. Those who are involved include: Red Hood, the Wolf, Granny and the Woodsman. In Spanish
Location: Videosala of UADY’s Cultural Center, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 10:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: ARTEPLUS
Please do try to make it to this performance. It is being put on by the Academy of Music and Dance and is the first performance for Musical Infantil and Pre-Ballet students. We are so lucky to have these children and to have a state that places a high premium on giving them opportunities to develop their talents.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: Trip To the Inside of a Spaceship
From launch to landing, this documentary takes us behind the scenes into a rare vision of the high tech world of NASA to see the most extraordinary flying machines in the world!
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeThe Color of Money

Yucatan Living Cairo Cinema Café: The Color of Money
This is a 1986 classic Scorsese movie, starring Paul Newman and Tom Cruise. Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.
Location: Cairo Cinema Café, Calle 20 # 98-A x 15 y 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: The Fabric of the Human Body
Tonight’s performance is by Echoes, a contemporary experimental dance group, under the direction of Alfonso Garcia Medina
Location: Teatro Merida, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free with advance ticket

Yucatan Living Artistic Weekend: ARTEPLUS
Your attendance would also make a world of difference to these children as well. This is a presentation of the students of Piano Infantil. These are our stars of tomorrow and deserve all the support we can give them.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Mark You Calendars
The Purpura Plastika group, which brings art to disadvantaged kids here in Merida, is putting on a show. If you are in the market for art, you don’t want to miss it. On December 11 at Galeria Maya (Calle 72 near 51 in Santiago). The show will open in the evening (we’ll give you the exact time when we know more) and all the artwork displayed will be on sale. We’ve seen the work these kids produce… and it is generally amazing. Don’t miss this one!

Yucatan Living December 5 – 6: AANY Art Show
The last AANY Show was a huge success and we have no doubt that the next one will be as well. Word has come that this event now has the support of the ICY and will be included in the Otoño Cultural (Fall Cultural Festival). You can read more about the show here in our recent article about the AANY artists and organizers. You can also find out how to become an AANY Sponsor!De Mano a Pata 2009

Yucatan Living December 5:Mano a Pata 2009 (Hand in Paw 2009)
Please Give a Hand to Save a Paw. This is an annual benefit event for AFAD and one that is certainly deserving of our support. Debbie Moore is arranging to sell tickets here in the Centro. Also, she has a list of medicines and other things that are needed as donations. Contact Debbie Moore if you are interested: debobway [at] gmail [dot] com
Location: Calle 39 # 201 x 18 Col. Monterreal
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos. Tickets on sale at Veterinaria Duarte and Planet Pethood, or call 920-5019 and 9991-27-8609.

Yucatan Living December 12: Hotel Zamna: Tinsel & Turkey Night
Festive Dinner Buffet at 8:30 PM
Music from Four Decades at 9:00 PM
A Christmas Fun Prize Quiz
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida, Centro
Time: approx. 8:00 PM
Admission: $90 pesos. Please collect your tickets before the event, as they are unable to reserve tickets and need to know how many will attend for catering purposes.Spay and Neuter Clinic in Merida and Progreso
Phone: 999 924 0103 Visit their website: Hotel Zamna  

Yucatan Living January 11-15: Spay and Neuter Clinic
Bring your pets or spread the word. Planned Pethood US and Mexico, along with Yucatan Government, AFAD, UADY and other organizations want to sterilize at least a thousand dogs and cats in Merida and Progreso. Different times and locations. Call 305-2078 for an appointment and locations before January 5th.

 

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