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This Week… starting July 14, 2014

In The City
When the heat rises, in July and August, kids are out of school; but Merida seems strangely deserted. “Oh – they’re all at the beach,” some say; but we know better. When the temperature rises in Merida, Merida goes to the movies. There are an amazing number of movie theaters in this city and many film series are supported by either the state, the city, or private organizations that offer special presentations either free or at very little cost. We just finished an Alfred Hitchcock series and are well into a series of Japanese monster movies from the 1960s. So, if you are in Merida and prefer not to fight the crowds at the beach, now is the time to catch up on your museum visits and then its off to an air conditioned movie – or two.

Monday (Lunes) July 14, 2014

Yucatan Living New OnGoing Event: Cabbalah Course (Mondays)
Discover the science that explains the meaning of life. This course is sponsored by the Kabbalah Mexico Education & Research Institute.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de Las Americas; Av. Colon x Calle 20 / Col Garcia Ginerés
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday
More Information: Ing. Vicente Kú May or Lic. Jorge Alberto Buenfil Valencia: Phone: 987-3383 or cell: (999) 904-8677

Yucatan Living Mobile Museum Exhibition: The Pheasant and the Deer (until July 27)
The Municipal Art Gallery presents a selection of 11 visual artists most representative of regionalism in Merida. The criteria for inclusion are: traditional Merida, its people, customs, and traditions.
Location: Plaza Galerias Merida, Calle 60 #299 Carreteria Merida-Progreso km 5, Col. Revolucion
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily

 

Tuesday (Martes) July 15, 2014

Trova Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trío Ensueño
This trio has a smooth sound that has guaranteed their place as one of Yucatan’s trova favorites for many years.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) July 16

Yucatan Living Movie: Man on Wire
Director: James Marsh. Stars Philippe Petit, Jean Francois Heckel and Jean-Louis Blondeau. A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City’s World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974, what some consider, “the artistic crime of the century.”
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Youth Symphonic Orchestra in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Concert: Latin Soul
This is a performance by the Camerata of CIMI, yet another small chamber orchestra that is part of the Youth Orchestra System of Yucatan. These groups are amazing. This one is under the direction of Jaime Lara, who is amazingly active in any role he takes on. Do be sure and see this performance.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Fogo
(Mexico 2012) The deterioration of a small community on Fogo Island is forcing its inhabitants to leave and resettle. Places once occupied by humans are now becoming part of the tundra landscape.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Thursday (Jueves) July 17, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: To Be and To Have
A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.
Director: Nicolas Philibert Stars: Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Raging Bull
(U.S. 1980). Director: Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci. An emotionally self-destructive boxer’s journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it. In English with subtitles.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Guitar Concert: Los niños, las niñas y los jóvenes
For those who do not speak Spanish, los niños and las niñas means the younger children, while los jóvenes means the teenagers and very young adults. They will all be playing for you tonight. These are always some of the best performances of the year. Please do try to see them.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $50 pesos general / $25 pesos students and INAPAM

Yucatan Living Movie: Atomic Age
(France 2012) Movie about teenegers living in Paris. French with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) July 18 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Inside Job
(USA 2011)Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. Director: Charles Ferguson Stars: Matt Damon, William Ackman, Daniel Alpert
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Japanese film festival in Merida

Yucatan Living Kaiju-Eiga Film Fest: Gamera
(Japan, 1965). Director: Noriaki Yuasa. This is part of a Kaiju Eiga Film Series. From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location:Cineteca Nacional, Second floor in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living South East Jazz Festival: Janet Pasos and Oscar Cambranis
This is the opening night of the South East Jazz Festival.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living X National “Province to Province” Folkdance Festival
Tonight’s performance is by the Ixi’im Lol Folkloric Ballet, under the direction of Wilfrido Pool.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Art Exhibit in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Opening of Art Exhibits at MACAY
Show will last until september.
Location: MACAY, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Latin Film Series: City of God
(Brasil, 2002). Director: Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund. Starring Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen and Douglas Silva. Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. In Spanish, we hope with English subtitles. This is a great movie… well worth seeing!
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Waltz with Bashir
(Israel 2008) An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Walesa
(Italy 2013) The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland’s Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) July 19, 2014

Yucatan Living X National “Province to Province” Folkdance Festival – 2 events
11:00 AM: Folk Marathon
8:00 PM: Artistic Presentation by the Ixi’im Lol Folkloric Ballet, under the direction of Wilfrido Pool.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Fashion Design in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Pasarela Natural
Fashion show with clothes that use native fabrics from the Yucatan.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Kaiju-Eiga Film Fest: Daimajin
(Japan, 1966). Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord. The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location: Cineteca Nacional, second floor in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Paisaje de los Machetes
(Mexico 2011) Ray and Ramona are a young couple. They hate injustice of the social context they are part of. Each from their own niche – Ramona as a musician, Ray as an activist – try to fight for a more just world. Devoted to self-sabotage, Ray fails in his rebellion and drags Ramona into a downward spiral that culminates in act of poetic terrorism.
Director: Kyzza Terrazas Stars: Jessy Bulbo, Andrés Almeida, Flor Eduarda Gurrola
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: The Fall
(USA 2006) In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. English with Spanish subtitles.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) July 20, 2014

Yucatan Living Documentary
Great naturalistic documentaries.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Folkloric Ballet Festival in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living X National “Province to Province” Folkdance Festival
Prtistic presentations by Ballet Folklórico Lol Ixi’im – Wilfrido Pool, Director
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 57
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Kaiju-Eiga Film Fest: Son of Godzilla
(Japan, 1967). Director: Jun Fukuda. Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child. The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location: Cineteca Nacional on second floor in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie:The 39 steps
(USA 1935) A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) July 21, 2014

Yucatan Living No Events to report at the moment.

Coming Soon

Tunich Fair in Dzitya Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Feria Tunich 2014 Friday, July 25 thru Sunday, August 3
Have you ever heard of a fair that got hammered by torrential rain, but 83,000 visitors came anyway? That was the Feria Tunich in 2013. This year, just in case, they have installed the ways and means to direct any extra water away and huge numbers of people are expected to be in tiny Dzitya for their not-to-be-missed fair. Special invited guests will be artisans from Corregidora, Queretero, with additional participants expected from Michoacán, Jalisco, Guanajuato and Puebla. As time for the fair draws near, we will provide a link to online maps and schedules of when and where there will be free busses and vans from the city out to this amazing fair. In the meantime, read Yucatan Living’s own Stones of Dzitya to get an idea of what Dzitya is about.

Yucatan Living Progreso: Coca Cola Beach August 2 & 3
This will be a tournament (volleyball, soccer) in which more than 160 people are expected to participate.
Location: at the beach by the International Pier in Progreso
Time: TBA
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Kaiju-Eiga Film Fest
Month-long Japanese horror movie film festival. The film festival lasts through July 25. See all the details and movie times/dates here.
July 25: Space Amoeba (1970)
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Corelli Music
Live Baroque music under the direction of Felipe Cervera.
July 31: Asilo Celarain 5:00 PM
Admission: Free<.p>

Yucatan Living Date to Note: School Vacation Begins July 15, ends August 15

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