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Merida Events: Day of the Trovadores

This Week… starting March 17, 2014

In The City

Monday (Lunes) March 17

Yucatan Living St. Patrick’s Day

Yucatan Living Birthday of Benito Juarez
An amazing man in Mexican history. Find out more about him here!

Yucatan Living Casa Zamna’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
The doors open at 7:00 PM and a full St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be served at 7:30 PM. Live music will be provided by Matt’s Music.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547 x 70 y 72, Barrio de Santiago, Merida
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $150 pesos, tickets available at hotel reception between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Yucatan Living Chinese Opera: The Festival of Opera of Peking

El Instituto Confucio de la UADY has been part of UADY Global since 2008, providing students with access to learning not only the Chinese language, but to learning about Chinese Culture as well. During these years, wonderful business relationships have been forged between students from UADY and China. Every year, there is a celebration of the Chinese New Year in Merida. Now, we are privileged to have a Chinese opera here in Yucatan.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Tickets available at the Confucius Institute at UADY (IC-UADY).

Yucatan Living First Merida Saint Patrick’s Irish Festival March 14, 15, 16 & 17
This Festival is important to both Mexicans and Irish because, in 1846, the Batallón de San Patricio (Saint Patrick’s Battalion) fought with Mexico during the Mexican-American War. Most of this battalion had deserted or defected from the United States Army. Their original countries of origin included: Ireland, and Germany, as well as Canada, England, France, Italy, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, and Mexico. Most of its members were members of the Catholic Church. Their ranks also included a number of escaped slaves from the Southern United States. This will be the first Saint Patrick’s Irish Festival ever to be celebrated in the city of Merida, and it will be organized by Hennessy’s Irish Pub and Heineken, with support from the Merida City Hall and Patronato del Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de Mérida.
Location: in front of Hennessey’s Pub
Time: Friday (14) and Saturday (15): 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 18, 2014

Yucatan Living Concert: Academic Chamber Orchestra of CEMUS
This performance is by one of our wonderful groups in the Youth Orchestra System of Yucatan and is part of the Fifth Official Concert Season. Please do go out and see what a great future Yucatan has on this part of the world stage. Director: Jaime Lara. Soloists: Maria Jose Alonzo, Ruth Coyoc, and Manuel Gil del Prado.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Trova Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio del Sureste
This trio is one of the most well respected trios of the Association of Trios in Merida. They are always crowdpleasers.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) March 19, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Rio de Oro
(2010) This is an enigmatic tale of a man’s attempt to regain a lost period of youthful happiness.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Pina Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico (2010 Germany) A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Dance: Latin Passion
This performance includes international folk dances, as well as dances from Yucatan and Mexico, and invites the audience to take a journey through several countries in Latin America. The director of the Yucatan Chamber Choir is Maestro Jonathan Rentaria, and the director of the Crystal Music Group is Maestro Alberto Leon. Directing the Folkloric Ballet of the State of Yucatan will be Raul Castillo.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) March 20, 2014

Dia del Trovador Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Floral Offering: Day of the Trovador 2014
This is the day that trova lovers meet at the Monumento a los Creadores del Cementerio General to lay a wreath in honor of the troubadours who have passed away. This year, the remains of Trovador Juan Pablo Manzanero will be laid to rest with the rest of Yucatan’s great trova interpretors.
Location: Monumento a los Creadores del Cementerio General
Time: 11:00 AM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Camille Claudel 1915
(2013) Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France – where she will never sculpt again – the chronicle of Camille Claudel’s reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Before Midnight
(2013) We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. These films won numerous awards and accolades for the writing and the acting.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
(2007) When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents’ jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother’s wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie: Sins Of My Father
This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son, Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) March 21, 2014

Yucatan Living Mass in Honor of the Fallen Trovadores and the Founders of the Day of the Trovador
Father Joaquin Vazquez will be officiating this mass in honor of Yucatan’s famous singers, writers and musicians.
Location: Iglesia del Sagrario Metropolitano (Cathedral in Merida)
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Le Havre
When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Spring Breakers
(2013) Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Concert: I Know You’ll Be Back at First Light
This performance is under the direction of Francisco Sobero Tanicho. Stars include: Tanicho, Juan Luis de Pablo Enriquez Rohen and Beatriz Rosado. Executive Production by Ivan Rubio and Grupo Arpa Merida.
Location: Casa Teatro Tanicho, Calle 66 # 369 x 41, Centro Merida
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: $100 pesos, Students and INAPAM: $60 pesos. More Information: 927-3207

Yucatan Living Movie: Kick Ass 2
(2013) The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Movie: Stories We Tell
(2012) A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan Yucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Director, Mimi Stillman, Flutist
Music for the evening includes Concert for Flute, by Jacques Ibert. Also, Fantasy on the Themes of Carmer, by Georges Bizet and Symphony No. 4, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms. A lovely evening is in store!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office. Please refer to the OSY website www.sinfonicadeyucatan.com.mx/inicio.php for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

Yucatan Living Light Game: Kali (Circus)
There are some interesting workshops going on at the Olimpo for the next week or so. If you love contemporary dance, this is the place for you. This performance will be followed by a variety of performances next week that combine the effects of light with everything from photography, to painting, to music. The music concert will be wonderful, so do keep an eye out for any performance under the Light Games project name.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) March 22, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Like Father Like Son
(2013) Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Blue Jasmine
(2013) A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn’t bringing money, peace, or love. Cate
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

Yucatan Living Theater: De Profundis
If you speak Spanish, this letter, by Oscar Wilde, will be under the direction of Jair Zapata, and will star Francisco Sobero Garavito “Tanicho” It is a production by Ivan Rubio and the Grupo Arpa Merida.
Location: Casa Teatro Tanicho (Calle 66 # 369 x 41, Centro)
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $80 pesos, Students and INAPAM: $50 pesos. Reservations: 927-3207

Yucatan Living Light Game: Kali (Circus)
There are some interesting workshops going on at the Olimpo for the next week or so. If you love contemporary dance, this is the place for you. This performance will be followed by a variety of performances next week that combine the effects of light with everything from photography, to painting, to music. The music concert will be wonderful, so do keep an eye out for any performance under the Light Games project name.
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Farewell
(2009) The story of Lady Grace.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Blue Is The Warmest Color
(2013) Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos plus free popcorn

 

Sunday (Domingo) March 23, 2014

Yucatan Living Concert: Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Director, Mimi Stillman, Flutist
Music for the evening includes: Concert for Flute, by Jacques Ibert, Fantasy on the Themes of Carmer, by Georges Bizet, and Symphony No. 4, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets on sale at the box office.
Please refer to the OSY website for further instructions if purchasing online or by phone.

Movies in YucatanYucatan Living Movie: Short term 12
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

Yucatan Living Movie: The Selfish Giant
A contemporary fable about two scrappy 13-year-old working-class friends in the UK who seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal, leading to tragic consequences.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $30pesos plus free popcorn and coffee.

 

Monday (Lunes) March 24

Yucatan Living No Events Planned For Today

 

Coming Soon

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014

Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra – March Schedule
Program 8: Friday, March 28 & Sunday, March 30
Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Director; Shari Mason, Violín
Music for the evening includes: Overture “Così fan tutte”, K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concert for violín, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Symphony No. 1, Op. 39 by Jean Sibelius
Locations: Jose Peon Contreras Theater , Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday and 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: purchase tickets online or by calling (999) 923-1333

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exposition: Habanerorama March 28Art Shows in Merida Yucatan Mexico
This is an exhibition of the works of Samuel Barrera. Samuel Barrera’s work is among the most distinctive you will ever see. His eyes are fresh and clear, and his work is easily recognizable. Everyone can find something to love about this man’s work.
Location: Galeria La Eskalera, Calle 70 x 59 and 57
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Invitation: Program of Activities for Festival of Birds 2014 March 28, 2014
It is time to begin to plan for this fall’s activities. Since Yucatan has become a major birding destination, the program of activities for the Bird Festival has become an important part of activity planning earlier and earlier each year. You are cordially invited to the presentation of the 2014 Festival of Birds in Yucatan.
Location: Multiple Use Salon, Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Merida
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free: Free

Yucatan LivingMerida Music Festival – March 29, 2014
Location: Hacienda Dzibikak
Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Tickets are available at Hennessy’s Irish Pub in Paseo Montejo and La Bierhaus in Colonia México. Normal price: $250 pesos, Presale price: $200 pesos, VIP ticket: $1000 pesos – Food and drinks included in special viewing area, and Children under 12: FREE
Sell Your Wares: Stands prices are as follows: Arts and crafts – MX$1,000, Non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, etc), desserts (ice creams etc) – $2,000, Hot food (burgers, hot dogs, etc) and alcoholic drinks – $3,000. Stands are limited and will be taken on a first come first serve basis so that no two are alike (i.e. only 1 burger stand, etc.)
More Information: Merida Music Festival website. The email is info [at] haciendadzibikak [dot] com and the phone numbers are: 988-933-0006 or 999-245-7562. Or talk to Sean Hennessy at Hennessy’s.

Yucatan LivingCall for Donations: II Evolucion Spay/ Neuter Clinic in Uman March 30
Goal: 100 animals spayed or neutered, with more expected
Cost per animal: $400 pesos, which covers the cost of surgical supplies, anti-parasite meds, follow-up meds and additional vaccinations and antibiotics if required. Most animals get their nails trimmed and their ears cleaned. Vets, vet techs, vet students and volunteers donate their time.
Sponsorship: Can you sponsor one animal? Can you ask your friends to sponsor one animal? Evolucion will send donors, via email, a photo of each animal that they helped sterilize.
How to Donate to the Uman Spay and Neuter Clinic: Online via credit card or Paypal on the Evolucion Animal AC website go to www.evolucionanimal.org/donate.php. Click on the Donate button. Please mark your donation as “Clinic.” If you would like to make a cash donation, please email patintheyucatan [at] gmail [dot] com
Thanks for being part of the solution!

Yucatan Living Fourth Season of Opera at the Movies
April 26, DON PASQUALE by Donizetti,
May 3, Wagner’s Bicentennial – TRISTAN und ISOLDE.
The cycle “The Ring of the Nibelung” by Richard Wagner will be shown (Saturdays at noon):
May 24, 2014 – Introduction (Opera talk and documentary),
May 31, 2014 – DAS RHEINEGOLD (The Rhine Gold),
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: Facebook: operayucatan, Twiter: @operayucatan, Website: operayucatan.org

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