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Merida Events: Trova + Classical Music!

This Week… starting May 26, 2014

Art In The City

Yucatan Living Exhibition: Winners of the 2013 Funds for the Visual Arts – April 15 – No end date listed
The winners of support offered by the Ayuntamiento de Merida present the results of their projects. The winners include Yoochel Kaaj, Cine Video Cultura, A.C., Igor Solís, Mina Bárcenas y Paloma Menéndez.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida (1st floor) and in the Galeria de Arte Municipal, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Collective Exhibit
Galeria Eskalera will feature new exhibits starting at Noche Blanca, including a photography exhibit by William Frej about Enduring Cultures and sculpture by Abraham Illescas.
Location: Galeria La Eskalera, Calle 70 x 59 and 57, Santiago, Merida
Admission: Free

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) May 19, 2014

Yucatan Living 119th Anniversary of the Fall of Jose Marti
Jose Marti was a Cuban revolutionary when Cuba was fighting for independence from Spain. In addition to being a national leader, he was also a poet and a writer, whose work continues to inspire Latin Americans to this day.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Parque de las Americas, Avendia Colon por Calle 20, Colonia Garcia Gineres.
Time: 8:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Classical Guitar Concert in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Eduardo Rodríguez Ricalde: Noche de guitarra (Night of Guitar)
If you love music, this really is the best time of the year to be in Merida. The sweet sounds of guitars are everywhere!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 2014 Concert of the Maestros
This is a performance of the best-of-the-best from Academia Yamaha Mérida Music Center.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) May 27, 2014

Maria Teresa in Concert in Yucatan Yucatan Living Gala Concert: Maria Teresa
This lady is another of Yucatan’s beloved stars. Her concerts are always very special evenings of entrtainment.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57 Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova
A fabulous trova group!Trova Music in Yucatan Mexico
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Alberto Palomo Jazz Trío
If you came to Merida, we already know you love Jazz, so this is a concert for you!
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57 Centro Merida
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: April Rivas and Emilio Rosado
With a title of “If you knew,” this concert promises plenty of romance and loads of talent.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61 Centro Merida
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) May 28

Waste LandYucatan Living Movie: Waste Land
An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Concert: Tom Kubin’s Soul Train
Would it really be Spring Festival without Tom Kubin’s Soul Train? Maybe, but it sure wouldn’t be as much fun.
Location: Sala de Arte in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Trova: A Yuca in Cuba
This is going to be a wonderful concert. This lady never fails to thrill her audiences.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 25th Anniversary of the Death of Dr. Carlos A. Tello Solis
Invited guest artists include: Bingo Show, Cony Ancona,Chelo Medina, Alfredo Bolio, José Rey, Los Juglares, el mariachi Real de mi Tierra, Ana Rosa Bojórquez, the Voices Without Borders Choir, and invited special guest: Mario Esquivel. This is going to be a great concert and a wonderful tribute to Dr. Carlos A. Tello Solis.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57 Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Quo Vadis String Quartet Yucatan Living Chamber Music: Latin Dances
This is a performance by the Quo Vadis String Quartet. This group is a long-time favorite in Merida and everyone loves them.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57 Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: El niño Fidencio, El Taumaturgo de Espinazo
El niño Fidencio, el taumaturgo de Espinazo documents how thousands of people congregate every year in the Hacienda del Espinazo in Nuevo Leon, Mexico to commemorate Fidencio de Jesus Sintora Constantino. Grateful for the miracles that El niño Fidencio, they engage in fervorous healing rituals.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) May 29 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: The One Man Village
Semaan is leading a quiet life on his farm in the small village of Ain al-Halazoun in the Lebanese mountains. The hamlet was completely emptied and destroyed in combats during the civil war in Lebanon between 1975 and 1990. Today, many years after an official reconciliation, its inhabitants, who are all from one family, regularly go back to the village to cultivate their plots of land or visit their houses and always leave before sunset.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de YucatanYucatan Living Classical Music: Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan
The title of this performance is Del solar al salón, el Danzón. For those who are unfamiliar with the musical genre Danzón, this is the official musical genre and dance of Cuba. It is also an active musical form in Mexico and is still beloved in Puerto Rico. The danzón evolved from the Cuban contradanza (also known as the habanera). In Cuba, these dances were influenced by African rhythmic and dance styles and so became a genuine fusion of European and African influences.This type of music is perfect for the talents of a Youth Symphonic Orchestra. Edgar Sulú is the director of this performance. Franklin Brokks and Héctor Hernández are soloists.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57 Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Ensemble del Refugio
This concert is billed as popular music for popular instruments.
Locations: Teatro Daniel Ayala Perez, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Stranger By The Lake
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: El Albergue
A grandmother owns a home that might as well be a shelter due to how many people live there. Family as well as outsiders. This plot is a comedy gold mine with colorful and wacky characters.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) May 30 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Los Insolitos Peces Gato
Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next to hers. Martha, who lives alone with her four children, gains Claudia’s trust. When she gets out of the hospital, she spontaneously offers Claudia to go home with them. Getting to know this family makes Claudia feel at ease. And for the first time she experiences a sense of belonging in this peculiar little tribe. As Martha’s health weakens every day the bond Claudia has with each member of the family grows stronger.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Opening of Cultural Center in Espita YucatanYucatan Living Opening of Cultural Center in Espita
Inauguration of the “House of Culture” in the village of Espita, Yucatan. Traditional activities, traditional dances, music, food and more! This event is going to be very special, both for the people of Espita and for those who attend in order to experience an evening with El Grupo Boom, a group of young graduates from Cuba’s National School of the Arts. It has been a long time since we were blessed with a performance by El Boom and missing it would be unthinkable!
5:00 PM: La Charanga el Gremio y Ramilletes (walk around the parquet)
6:00 PM: In the Kiosco the Jaranera Orchestra begins the Vaqueria
7:00 PM: Unveiling of the plaque and opening address by the Governor of the
7:15 PM: Yucatecan Trova (groups of trios, the Espita Rondalla)
8:00 PM: Acto Protocolario (Official Act)
8:30 PM: Fireworks (in the square in front of the flagpole)
9:00 PM: Balle Popular (Cuban music enlivened by the group Boom)
Location: Village of Espita, Yucatan
Time: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living VEL Lecture Series: Regional Projects of Grupo Xcaret
Elizabeth Lugo Mojarras from La Casona de Valladolid will be the guest speaker. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, plus delicious snacks available for purchase at CasaHamaca’s own Xoco Loco!
Location: the Palapa at CasaHamaca, Valladolid, Yucatan
Time: 7:30 PM Friday
Admission: $50 pesos donation requested.

Yucatan Living Movie: Reinas del Tropico
This movie series has presented movies with such stars as María Antonieta Pons, Amalia Aguilar, Meche Barba, Ninón Sevilla and Rosa Carmina. Tonight’s documentary expands our understanding of the importance of these movies, as well as how they were made.
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Andres Tinoco in Concert in YucatanYucatan Living Andrés Tinoco in Concert
“By the strings of my guitar” is a theme that is defined by the talent of Andrés Tinoco.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Sseo-Ni
New high-school transfer student Na-Mi comes from a small town in Jeolla Province to her new school in the capital city of Seoul.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Trbute to Buenavista Social Club
Grupo Yahal Kab performs “Sounds of Truth.”
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57 Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Great Beauty
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.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) May 31, 2014

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies:
DAS RHEINEGOLD (The Rhine Gold). Find out more about it here on Wikipedia.
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

Movies in Merida YucatanYucatan Living Movie: Hasta el último trago… corazón!
Documentary starring Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs, Astrid Hadad, Eugenia León, Iraida Noriega, Chayito Valdez, Julieta Venegas, La Negra Graciana…all famous Mexican singers.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $20 pesos students

Yucatan Living Concert: Ensemble Fantasya: Wings of Piano
This performance is part of the Urban Musical Expressions series that has recently been promoted in Merida.
Location: Cineteca Nacional in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 49 y 61, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Chamber Music: Poems
This is a performance by Trio Ars Nova, a new name to us. Everyone is looking forward to seeing their work.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living More Urban Musical Expressions
Amaury León, Rogelio García, Mario Ortiz,Addy Teyer, Karen Ancona, and Diana Tinajero. Music under the stars… what could be better?
Location: Parque de Santa Ana, Calle 20Av Colon x
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Seven Psychopaths
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: When You’re Strange
A look at the late ’60s and early ’70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission:Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) June 01, 2014

Yucatan Living Documentary About Nature
No word yet on which documentary is showing, but they are always interesting and appropriate for children.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingGypsy Market: Postponed til June 8!
Loads of good stuff for sale, as well as Yucatan’s best food, including walk-around (California style) breakfast burritos and quesadillas, soft shell pulled pork tacos with fresh jicama pico de gallo, plus Anita’s beer garden with German sausage and beers. Beautiful big shaded garden setting with many exotic plants & trees. The best Sunday outing of the month!
Location: Graciela’s Secret Garden (midway between Chelem & Chubarna on the north side of the main road, between Entrada Sol & Aruba).
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free, but do come prepared to shop, eat, and enjoy

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) June 02, 2014

Yucatan Living No Events to report at the moment…

Coming Soon

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra: May/ June Schedule
Program 13: Opera: La Cenicienta (Cinderella), June 20, 22, 24, 26 & 28. Please note Time Change: All of these gala performances are at 8:00 PM. The last symphony of the Spring Season is always one of the best events in Merida for the year. For tonight’s performance, the Concert Director is Juan Carlos Lomonaco and the Scene Director is Horacio Almada. Rossini’s Cinderela, tonight, features: Gabriela Thierry, Oscar de la Torre, Josue Ceron, Sergio Meneses, Claudia Rodriguez, Irasema Terrazas, and Emilio Carsi. If you love opera, great music, and performances by an ensemble that cannot be matched anywhere, this is the concert to see!
Locations: Jose Peon Contreras Theater , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday and 12:00 PM Sunda
Admission: purchase tickets online or by calling (999) 923-1333

Yucatan Living XXVII Marathon of the Marina 2014: June 8
This marathon has grown to be one of the largest in Yucatan. The prize pool this year is more than $500,000 pesos, and includes two compact cars, two motorcycles, and trips to the Riviera Maya. The marathon will be a total distance of 42.195 km and the half-marathon will be 21 km. Registration: May 5 to June 6.
Location: Begins at the Monumento a la Patria on Paseo de Montejo. Ends at the Malecon in Progreso.
Time: Marathon will begin at 5:00 AM
Registration: Register in IDEY offices, located in Gimnasio Polifuncional (CALLE 60 x 21 # 312 Col. Alcalá Martín): 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Fee: May 5 through May 25: $150 pesos. May 26 through June 6: $180 pesos

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
The cycle “The Ring of the Nibelung” by Richard Wagner will be shown (Saturdays at noon):
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

Yucatan Living Bird Photography Workshop: June 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29
Tired of photos that don’t turn out the way you want? Improve your knowledge of your camera and learn to take amazing bird photos.Bird Photography Workshop in Yucatan Mexico
Instructor: Ivan Gabaldon
Requirement: DSLR camera
Location: Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan Office (Calle 32 #269 x 47 y 47-A), Col. Pinzon II, Merida
Times:
Friday: June 20: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: June 21: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: June 22: 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Saturday: June 28: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday: June 29: 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Admission: $2,000 pesos, includes registration and diploma. 50% of fee is required upon registration.
More information and full schedule at: Festival de las Aves Toh. (Great website, by the way!)

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