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Merida Events – Trova Festival




This Week… starting March 14, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living There are no municipal festivals or fiestas beginning this week. Everyone is resting and beginning to get prepared for their upcoming Easter vacation, Semana Santa, a big vacation in all of Mexico. Look for an influx of Mexican tourists in Merida next week, while the Meridanos all hit the Yucatan Gulf Coast beaches.

In the City of Merida

Monday (Lunes) March 14, 2011

Yucatan Living Check the ongoing events page for events on Monday

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 15, 2011Los Juglares in Concert

Yucatan Living Concert: Los Juglares
There’s no other group like Los Juglares. Every performance a winner!
Preview
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Collective Show of the Workshop of the Cancion Yucateca
With a special performance by Felipe de la Cruz. Preview their music here. 
Location: Café Pena K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Workshop: Mascaras y Antifaces (Masks and Blindfolds)
Instructor: Maestra Elide Soberanis. This workshop is open to the general public and looks like great fun. Learn to make your own masks for next year’s Carnival!
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Col. Garcia Ginerés
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Lost and Delirious
(Canada 2001) Director: Lea Pool, Starring: Mischa Barton, Piper Perabo and Jessica Pare. A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) March 16, 2011Trova Museum in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Trova: Coronation of the Queen of Trova: Dulce I
Your presence is requested at Noche Romantica, an event at the Museo de la Cancion Yucateca. There will be music by Los Tres Yucatecos, Los Tres Bohemios, Trio del Sureste and Trio Los Celestes. Your host for the evening will be Mario Bolio Garcia. Sounds to us like a wonderful night filled the beautiful music of the Yucatan!
Location:Museo de la Cancion Yucateca Calle 57 # 464 x 48 y 50
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $20 pesos per person 

Yucatan Living Wednesday at the Museum: Dueto Gold-MyallDueto Gold-Myall
This is a performance by Raphael Gold (viola) and Timothy Myall (violin). Both of these young men are internationally accomplished musicians and are currently members of the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan. This sounds like another wonderful way for residents of Merida to enjoy their talents.
Location: Vestibule of the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) March 17, 2011

Yucatan Living Workshop: Mascaras y Antifaces (Masks and Blindfolds)
Instructor: Maestra Elide Soberanis. This workshop is open to the general public and looks like great fun. Another chance to learn to make your own masks for next year’s Carnival.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Col. Garcia Ginerés
Time: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Tuesday and ThursdayOrquesta de Camara de la Ciudad de Merida
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Orquesta de Camara de la Ciudad de Merida
This performance, La Gran Fuga, is under the Artistic Direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

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.

Yucatan Living Multidisciplinary Performance by PERFARMIA
The fusion of visual and sound art performances. Members of the group include Lizette Abraham, Joshua Abraham, and guest Leon Enriquez, sound production.
Location: At the MACAY, Calle 60 x Pasaje Revolucion
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: St. Patrick’s Night With Elegance
The return of the Fenix Quartet and a Three Course Irish Dinner. Yes – there will be a St. Patrick’s Night Quiz!
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida
Time: 7:30 PM, Dinner served at 8:00 PM, Concert: 9:00 PM
Admission: $125 pesos Make reservations & pick up tickets early

 

Friday (Viernes) March 18, 2011Scala Music School in Merida

Yucatan Living Music: Festival of Academia de Musica Scala
This performance is under the direction of Nelly Gonzalez. Academia de Music Scala is a well respected school of music and dance both in Merida and throughout the nation. Visit the Academia de Musica Scala website to learn more about this school.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 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.

 

Saturday (Sabado) March 19, 2011Tenor Arturo Martin

Yucatan Living Concert: Arturo Martin (Tenor) & Alberto Alvarez (Piano)
Together again, student and teacher – and once more we are the beneficiaries of what will, no doubt, be one of the best events of the entire week. The name of this concert is Concerto Soto Le Stelle. The program for this evening includes works by Mozart, Rossini, and Bellini.
Preview Arturo Martin
Location: Auditorio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $80 pesos

Yucatan Living 2011 Baseball Season Begins!
Los Leones of Yucatan vs Pirates of Campeche… an age old rivalry between two of the three states that share this peninsula. It will probably be a great night at the ball park, so we encourage you to check it out. Baseball in the Yucatan is like going back forty or fifty years in the States to when baseball was a smaller, less corporate experience. It’s a LOT of fun!
Location: Kukulcan Baseball Park (map here)
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Tickets available at stadium box office

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.Trova in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Alternative Trova
Great opportunity to listen to new talents in this traditional art of the Yucatan.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Since Otar Left
This is a French film and, most likely, made in French with Spanish subtitles. The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family’s adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her mother, changing the course of their lives forever.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) March 20, 2011

Yucatan Living Documentary: Life between water and mud
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Merida Showcase of Homes, A Home TourBrazos Abiertos Showcase of Homes
Presented by Fundacion BAI A.C. (Brazos Abiertos Inc.)
Tickets can be purchased up to the day of the event from: Suzanne Larimer 999-148-7024, Sam Woodruff – Progreso – 999-127-8433, Leslie & Richard Bennink 928-49-95, Nancy Hoag 924-30-94, and Dr. Carlos Cabrera 999-292-8436. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the “Brazos Abiertos Education and HIV Prevention Center”, between 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM. The homes will be open for the tour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Paul Lindemuth, famed Chicago Chef and his staff will be providing complimentary hors d’oeuvres. All homes on the tour are located in Centro Merida.
Location: Centro Merida, – The starting point will be the Brazos Abiertos HIV “Education and Prevention Center” located  on Calle 72  #463-A   x 55  y   53.
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $250 pesos per person

Coming Soon




Yucatan Living Ruth Bennet & the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan  March 27, 2011Ruth Bennet in Merida
This performance features harpist Ruth Bennet and music by Glinka, Gilere, and Tchaikovsky.
Preview Ruth Bennet at her website here.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero
Time: 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Sanctuary Evolucion: Beer, Bingo, Botanas, and Boogie Benefit !!!  April 8, 2011
This benefit is to celebrate Sanctuary Evolucion’s newly obtained status as a Non-Profit organization approved by Hacienda (the IRS of Mexico). Cash bar, BIG cash prizes, bingo, live music and dancing. 
Location: White City Properties Gallery and Event Hall in Centro (Calle 60 #467 x 53)
Time: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM, Friday
Admission: $150 pesos plus cash bar
Reserve tickets: e-mail Linda.Letcher[at]yahoo[dot]com Space is limited so reserve tickets early

Yucatan Living The 2012 Issue – a lecture series by Guillermo Kantun Rivera2012 of the Mayas
Epigrapher, archaeologist (UADY)
Come learn about Maya creation myths and prophecies, the calendar, and Maya conceptions of time and truth. This event is aimed at English-speaking general audiences, so do plan to come.
Location: Casa de Libros José González Beytia Calle 62-A #457 por Ave. Colón y 33-B
Colonia García Ginerés, Mérida, México (50 meters from the Drive Inn)
Dates: Every Thursday from March 17th to April 14th, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM,
Admission: $2,000 pesos Registration due date: March 5th, 2011 Limited to 15 participants

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Grand Easter Luncheon: April 24, 2011
Welcome drink of your choice on arrival, 6 course Easter Luncheon, served with unlimited Red or White Wine. And of course, the Easter Prize Quiz.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago.
Merida Centro. Tel….999 924 0103.
Time: 3:00 PM, Sunday
Admission: $300 pesos (limited to 28 guests)
More Information: Tickets available from hotel reception

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 Alejandro Pinzon Conducts the Chamber Orchestra of the City
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!

 

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One Response to “Merida Events – Trova Festival”

  1. Also, worth noting is a new event starting this Wednesday at 7 pm — an English language open mike night at Cafe Pendulo just south of the San Juan arch at the point where Calle 64 and 64A meet, between 75 y 73. Open to everyone to perform, read a poem, sing a song, and of course just watch and have a drink or meal.

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