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Merida Events: Virgin of Guadalupe




This Week… starting December 06, 2010

Note: We have many new expats in Yucatan, as well as a sizeable number who will be moving to Yucatan within the next few months. Without a doubt, friends and family will be wanting to visit next year and will be asking when is a good time. Whatever week is right before the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Dec. 12) is one of the best times of the year, we think, to visit Merida. This is the week that sees the closing of the season for all of the symphony orchestras in Yucatan, as well as the week that hosts most of the recitals by expert students from the music schools in our state. The choirs will all be singing but there’s always a little rock and roll slipped in when you least expect it. Adding the traditions associated with the Virgin of Guadalupe only makes a wonderful week even better. Tell your friends and families to mark their calendars for December 5 – 12, 2011, as one of the best weeks of the year to visit Merida and the State of Yucatan!

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Only three municipal fiestas begin this week: Tekax, Kaua, and Teabo. Please note that these are fiestas and not festivals. A festival is much like a county fair, complete with booths for shopping, rides for children, and entertainment for the entire family. Fiestas are usually religious events and may move from church to church or town to town in a municipality throughout the days of the event. Fiestas may also be held at comisarias and may include gremios. Food will be available, but not as many opportunities to purchase handicrafts on display in local markets.Tekax, Yucatan

Yucatan Living Tekax Fiesta  8 Day Event: Dec. 8 through Dec. 15
This fiesta is in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Tekax is the relatively large municipality that occupies the southern point of the State of Yucatan. If you are looking for the work of local artisans, in Tekax, they make leather goods and jewelry, and in Pencuyut, they make hamacas (hammocks). These folks have some of the best groceries and sweets in all of Yucatan, so grazing your way through this area is a “must do” no matter what time of the year you visit.

Yucatan Living Kaua Fiesta 5 Day Event: Dec. 8 through Dec. 12
This fiesta is in honor of the Virgen de la Concepción. There will be vaquerias, bull fights, and popular dances. These are the kinds of places where the description doesn’t tell the whole story because the farther into the interior you go, the better the food gets and the prettier the “typical clothing.” …and they just so happen to hand embroider that “typical clothing” right there. Kaua is a tiny municipality just a little southeast of the center of the state, but it is well worth a visit.

Yucatan Living Teabo Fiesta 5 Day Event: Dec. 8 through Dec. 12
This fiesta is in honor of Virgen de Guadalupe. If you are going to shop, this is where you will find leatherwork, embroidery by machine or by hand, and those wonderful cotton hammocks. Teabo is located south of Merida, just south of Mayapan, just north of Tekax, and just west of Mani and Akil. Teabo is easy to get to and is one of the most active municipalities in the state. This should be a great fiesta!

 

In the City of Merida

Yucatan Living The National and International Oc’-Ohtic Festival of Contemporary Dance
December 4 – December 12
Oc-Ohtic, Contemporary Dance Festival
This annual event has grown to be one of the premier festivals of contemporary dance throughout Latin America and, increasingly, the world. Begun in 1994/1995, by Graciella Torres Polanco, it has since grown to become the place for artists and benefactors of dance to meet and share their visions of the future. Although every performance is a special performance, it should be noted that the last two evenings will have a nominal admission fee. 100% of the money raised will go to help the Municipality of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, as it continues to attempt to recover from the damage caused by multiple hurricanes during the past few months. The performances you will see during this week include:
Monday: December 6
Jovenes Talentos de la Danza Contemporanea del Ceba presents Dancing for You
Tuesday: December 7
Performance by Colectivo Makina Turing – a Coproduction of Mexico and Uruguay
Wednesday: December 8
Univerdanza performs Dance of Imagination
Thursday: December 9
Jeannie Baker and Robert Spin present Shared Role
Friday: December 10
Cressida Danza Contemporanea performes Four Centimeters of Silence
Saturday: December 11  Benefit Performance
Cuatro x Cuatro (of Veracruz) performs Haiku 8 or Decomposition in Red
Sunday: December 12  Benefit Performance
Jovenes Zapateadores (Youth Shoes – of Veracruz) performs Live It
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free except on December 11 & 12, when admission is $50 pesos

 

Monday (Lunes) December 06, 2010

Yucatan Living Monday: A Sample of Popular Guitar Workshops
Gilberto Cab May, Instructor
Location: Teatro Cesareo Chan Blanco in Cultural Center Ricardo Lopez Mendez (across from Liverpool)
Time: 5:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music / Opera / Children: Chip and his Dog
This performance was written by Gian Carlo Menotti. It is under the direction of Claudia Lopez and features the Children’s Choir of CIMI.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 7:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) December 07, 2010

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: What We Dance, We Dance It
This is part of the Oc’-Ohtic National and International Festival of Contemporary Dance
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61Cafe Peña K'aay T'aan
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Youth Music: Cafe Peña K’aay T’aan
If you are looking for the testing ground for the stars of the future, you’ve just found it. These are great weekly performances and well worth visiting often.
Location: in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Recital of Guitars
This performance is under the direction of Ligia Rosado. Featured performers are the Students of the Guitar Workshop of CECUNY. Yucatan’s love affair with the guitar is evident in every age group and more so in the young people of Yucatan. Never miss a chance to see one of these end of the season recitals.
Location: Centro Cultural del Nino Yucateco, Calle 59 x 50
Time: 6:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Presentation of the Piece of the Month: Yucateca Women in the Revolution
The women of Yucatan never cease to amaze us. They are the backbone of politics and culture in Yucatan and nowhere was their power and vision more evident than at the time of the revolution.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 9:00 AM TuesdaySergio Esquivel in Concert
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Sergio Esquivel
If you will click on his name, we will just let Sergio Esquivel sing for himself. If we were trying to convince someone to move to Yucatan, that should just about seal the deal. Listen to all 6 songs on that site and you too will be front row center for this performance. We don’t see Sergio Esquivel nearly often enough, so be sure not to miss this performance!
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Paris, Je T’Aime
(France 2007) This movie was created from a group of 18 short films about different areas of Paris. It was so successful that “I Love New York” soon followed, with Tokyo and Moscow right behind it. Three more Cities of Love are slated for 2010 to 2012: Rio, Shanghai, and Jeusalem. All of the new movies will contain between 10 and 13 shorts. Tonight’s “I Love Paris” is your chance to see the movie that started it all.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Gineres
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living In Conkal: Mozu la Voz in Concert
The name of this performance is Bohemia Mexicana. We hope it will be in Merida later but, just in case it isn’t, this event would be a great way to spend an evening. Conkal is not that far away – really just a suburb to the northeast of the city. It even starts early, so you won’t be very late when you head home.
Location: Conkal
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Quinteto NocturnalQuinteto Nocturnal
This performance is under the direction of Alfredo Briceno, who is quite an amazing young man. He is a 37 year old P.E. teacher at Felipe Carrillo Puerto Elementary School in Dzitbalche. He also teaches three classes in Special Education in the Calkini Normal School of Science. Knowing how much this young man crams into life, we had to smile when we read that he also teaches a class called “The use of free time” at ENLEF. He is a Rondalla instructor and also teaches at the Instituto Tecnologico Superior de Calkini in the State of Campeche. He has been winning awards for his guitar and singing talents since he was 13 years old. Even his P.E. teaching methods have put him on the national stage. In his spare time, he coaches the award winning Felipe Carrillo Puerto school choir and created Quinteto Nocturnal. With what spare time he has left over, he plays volleyball and collects phrases, quotes and sayings. We are so pleased to have Alfredo Briceno and Quinteto Nocturnal in Merida and hope everyone can get out to see them.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) December 08, 2010

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: What We Dance, We Dance It
This is part of the Oc’-Ohtic National and International Festival of Contemporary Dance
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Courtesy passes and tickets available at the box officeAtril 6

Yucatan Living Popular Music: Yucatan to Mexico
Performing tonight will be the Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten and Grupo Atril 6, under the direction of Pedro Carlos Herrera. The event is in coordination with UADY. This is an excellent event choice for this evening. The Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten has some of the finest talent in all of Yucatan and Atril 6 is an integral part of the cultural scene at UADY.
Preview Atril 6 performing with Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: A Sample of the Folkloric Workshops
Delfina Uribe Evia, Instructor. Those of us who live in villages see our folkloric dancers practice on a weekly basis, but not so in Merida. This is a chance to come and see the work that these wonderful dancers are doing. They get better each year and their shows are more beautiful than ever.
Location: Teatro Cesareo Chan Blanco in Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez, across from Liverpool
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Classical Music / Niños: Recital of Woodwinds
This is a recital by the students of the Workshops of Centro de Iniciacion Musical. It is their very first recital, so please do come out and support them.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Av. Colon X calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: A Celebration of Christmas with Gil Gil
This performance is under the musical direction of Gilberto Gil Gil. This beloved Yucateco music teacher once said that music has to be smooth and true. It has to excite the musician, or else it cannot excite the audience. He speaks often of the soul of music and the fact that music is the manifestation of the intrinsic values of cultural identity. If you feel a little thread of Latin jazz running through his work, not to worry. We suspect this is one of the threads that stitches together this maestro’s musical heart. A Celebration of Christmas with Gil Gil will surely be one of the highlights of this year’s holiday season.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) December 09, 2010

Yucatan Living Music: Recitals Galore
Woodwinds: Students of Centro Cultural del Niño Yucateco
Woodwinds and Metals: Students of the Workshops of Centro de Iniciacion Musical.
A sample of the LatinAmerican Music Workshops, Instructor: Manuel Cuevas Uicab
It is not by chance that Yucatan produce some of the most talented musicians and voices on the world stage today. Please try not to miss the opportunity to support our young students as they reach each milestone along their way to a star-studded future.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. colon x Calle 20, Garcia Gineres
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie:TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.Vida Vujic in Merida

Yucatan Living Music: London Symphony Concert
including the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Merida and invited soloist: Vida Vujic (violincelo)
Tonight’s performance is under the artistic direction of Mtro. Jose Luis Chan Sabido
Read Vida Vujic’s Biography and preview her work as part of an octet.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $50 pesos

Yucatan Living In Progreso: Classical Music / Youth
This is a performance by Sonidos Sinfonicos de Mexico and Orquesta de Camara Musike, directed by Mahonri Hernan Aban Cabrera. Featured soprano will be Gabriela Nahiza Aldana and featured flutist will be Gabriela Loolbej Sanchez.
Location: Progreso
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Short Film Trilogy: Portrait to Natural: Three Erotic Studies
This trilogy is in conjunction with the conference In Search of Contemporary Cinema in Yucatan. What is expected to come out of this conference is a new emphasis on Merida as a center for digital craft in the production of films.
Location: at the MACAY, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: Recital of Flauta Dulce (flute)
This performance is under the direction of Noe de la Fuente
Location: Centro Cultural del Niño Yucateco, Calle 59 x 50
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) December 10, 2010

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica YucatanOSY
This is the night that everyone has been waiting for! With the evening’s festivities under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, featured voices include: soprano Violeta Davalos,  mezzosoprano Gabriela Thierry, tenor Jose Guadalupe Reyes, and baritone Josue Ceron. Luis Luna directs the choir and Zuelika Diaz is featured at the piano. It is the end of the season and time for the holidays. Come and celebrate with the Symphony as they play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The Ode to Joy rounds out the season’s offerings.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Dates & Times: Friday, December 10, 9:00 PM; Sunday, December 12, 2010, 12:00 PM
Admission: $100, $150, $200, $ 250 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age, and for INAPAM card holders. Preview Seating Chart.

Yucatan Living Music: Recovering Our Traditions: Posada Yucatan
This is a performance by Marimba Lira de Pichucalco. They are a fairly large group that has become quite popular in larger venues and stadiums both in Yucatan and elsewhere. We are so glad to see this series “Recovering Our Traditions. One of the greatest things a culture can do for its people is teach its young people and give its older citizens an opportunity to remember. The facilitator for this event is Juan manuel Quintal Bastarrachea, in coordination with SEGEY.
Location: Centro Cultural Iberica, Calle 37 x 74 y 74 A Col. García Ginerés
Time: 10:00 AM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location:LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Music: Recital of Piano
This will be a performance by the Students of the CECUNY Piano Workshop, under the direction of Juan Carlos Perez and Jonathan Gutierrez. Preview Jonathan on keyboard to see the quality of leadership these young people have.
Location: Centro Cultural del Niño Yucateco, Calle 59 x 48 y 50
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: A Sample of the Coral Music Workshop
Jesus Carvajal, Instructor. We have a number of workshops and schools that are devoted to building the wonderful choirs of Merida and Yucatan. They are all simply outstanding. We wish we could see more of their work.
Location: Teatro Cesareo Chan Blanco in Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez, across from Liverpool
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Clasical Music / Niños: Recital of Strings
This is a performance by the Students from the Stringed Instruments Workshop. This is a chance to see great careers born right here in Merida.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: FreeEduardo Cervera

Yucatan Living Youth Chamber Music Series: Duo Cervera Colin
This is a duet by Eduardo Cervera (guitar) and Martha Colin (flute). The sound of Yucatan is so smooth, we can only imagine what a wonderful combination this guitar and flute will make. Preview Eduardo Cervera in the World International Classical Guitar Competition. Martha Colin is a well known flute player in the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Recital: Children’s Choir and Violins of Centro Cultural Wallis
This is, without a doubt, one of the best schools in all of Yucatan. Every performance is superb!
We don’t get to see them as often as we would like, but they are always at the top of the must see list during the holiday season.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti/ Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Recital: Presentation of the String Ensemble of the Center for Children’s Musical Initiation
This is the first introduction that children have to classical music and to their instruments. They work hard and are marvelous performers. Their talent and future careers are a significant part of what it is that makes Merida and Yucatan so unique. Please try to attend  and lend them your support.
Location: Vestibule of the Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: 6 Years of Great Rock with Los Golden Years
and 50 years of Rock in Mexico
This performance is under the musical direction of Jorge Camara.
Preview Los Golden Years to hear Rock and Roll with the softer flavor of Yucatan.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exposition: Transmutations
Featuring the paintings of Fernando Palma and Maricarmen Vargas
This showing will continue through tomorrow, Dec. 11.
Location: Galeria Principal of Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: What We Dance, We Dance It
This is part of the Oc’-Ohtic National and International Festival of Contemporary Dance
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM FridayYucatones in Chelem
Admission: Courtesy passes and tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Yucatones at La Playa de Chelem
The boys will probably be on hand early to take advantage of the incredible buffet dinner deal that Carlos is putting on. The Yucatones are coming in hungry, and you should too!
Location: La Playa de Chelem – Just head for Chelem. When you take a left on the main road to town, watch for the La Playa de Chelem sign on the right side of the road.
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: No Cover

 

Saturday (Sabado) December 11, 2010

Yucatan Living Movie: TBD
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: Las Adelitas: I Follow Them By Land and By Sea
This is a performance by Maxica Danza Contemporanea, under the direction of W. “Maja” Carcano Lopez, with Carmen Karina Vera, W. “Maja” Carcano Lopez, Raymundo Becerril Porras Valentina, Valentina Landa Magana, Julien Lorenzetti. The event is in coordination with CONACULTA
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: There’s a Good Rock Concert Tonight
This is a performance by Grupo Los Torbellinos, under the musical direction of Erbin Quinones
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Exposition: Aniversary of the International Corridor of Art
This show will continue until January 30, 2011
Location: Centro de Artes Visuales, Calle 60 x 43
Time: 1:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: El Santo Oficio
(Mexico, 1973) Director: Arturo Ripstein
This movie is in tribute to Jose Emilio Pacheco. It is in Spanish.
Location: Cineteca National Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: FreeBull Fight in Merida

Yucatan Living Bull Fight
This is an annual event that features Octavio Garcia "El Payo" and Pedro Gutierrez "El Capea"
Location: Plaza de Toros Merida, Calle 72 x Av. Colon
Time: 5:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office in La Plaza, as well as at Burger King Centro

Yucatan Living Yucatones at El Hoyo in Merida
Come early to get a good seat, a cold beer, and one of those delicious El Hoyo paninis or salads. Its the way the Yucatones like to play!
Location: El Hoyo, Calle 62 x 57 y 59
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Contemporary Dance: What We Dance, We Dance It
This is part of the Oc’-Ohtic National and International Festival of Contemporary Dance
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna’s Grand Christmas Prize Quiz and Dinner 
This is the Famous (OH NO! I KNEW THAT!)Prize Quiz
Teams can have up to 4 members
1st Prize: 4 Bottles of Festive Cheer and a Stash of Pesos
Menu: Soup & Bread Roll; Gammon Ham & Pineapples; served with Vegetables and Potato Wedges; Desert.
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: Doors open at 7:30 PM, Dinner is served at 8:00 PM
Admission: $100 pesos, limit of 36 guests, Please collect tickets before the eventDay of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Sunday (Domingo) December 12, 2010

Yucatan Living Día de La Virgen de Guadalupe
For more information about what may arguably be the most important day of the year in Mexico, read Yucatan Living’s page on the Virgin of Guadalupe and see our Virgin of Guadalupe video.

Yucatan Living Orquesta Sinfonica Yucatan
This is the night that everyone has been waiting for! With the evening’s festivities under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, featured voices include: soprano Violeta Davalos,  mezzosoprano Gabriela Thierry, tenor Jose Guadalupe Reyes, and baritone Josue Ceron. Luis Luna directs the choir and Zuelika Diaz is featured at the piano. It is the end of the season and time for the holidays. Come and celebrate with the Symphony as they play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The Ode to Joy rounds out the season’s offerings.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Dates & Times: Sunday, December 12, 2010, 12:00 PM
Admission: $100, $150, $200, $ 250 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age, and for INAPAM card holders. Preview Seating Chart.

Yucatan Living Youth Chamber Music Series: A Journey Through the World
This performance features Melanie Lopez (piano), Jose Puga (cello) and Victor Celis (guitar).
Preview: Victor Celis
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Documentary: A Totally Tropical Rainforest
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingContemporary Dance: What We Dance, We Dance It
This is part of the Oc’-Ohtic National and International Festival of Contemporary Dance
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Closing Concert: Daniel Ayala Perez Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Yucatan
This performance is under the direction of Jose Luis Chan Sabido. Some of the most famous youth orchestras in the world are in Latin America. We believe Yucatan’s Youth Symphony is right up there with the best of them. Never miss a chance to see them play.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: FreeEl Lugar Sin Limites

Yucatan Living Movie: El Lugar sin Limites
(Mexico 1977) Director: Arturo Ripstein, Starring Roberto Cobo, Ana Martin, Gonzalo Vega and Lucha Villa. This movie is part of a tribute to Jose Emilio Pacheco and is in Spanish.
Location: Cineteca National Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music / Dance / Niños: Fiesta del Palmar Ensamble Chan Cil
Featuring the Ballet Folklorico Infantil Los Aluxes
Once more, we have the opportunity to enjoy the young performers of Yucatan. Please be on hand to lend them your support.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon




Yucatan Living Taco Maya’s “Funky Market” Monday: Dec. 13
Artists and artisans from Merida, Progreso, Chelem, Chuburna, Santa Elena, Telchac and Chixculub will be displaying their beautiful wares. Christmas is just around the corner, so come early for picking out special and unusual gifts.
Location: Taco Maya, Chelem
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Admission: FreeThe Nutcracker Ballet

Yucatan Living The Moscow State Ballet: El Cascanueces
It wouldn’t be Christmas in Yucatan without a Russian ballet company. This is, ovbiously, a must see performance. Up to 40 ballerinas will be on stage at any given time to bring us this marvelous story of the history of Christmas.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Call: 924-9990

Yucatan Living Cathedral Mass in English  December 24
If you can make your way to the Cathedral in Merida on Christmas Eve, you will never forget the experience. If the mass is in English, as this one will be, then all the better.
Location: In the Chapel of the Cathedral, Calle 61 x 60
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living 2nd Annual Spay-Neuter Campaign 2nd Annual Spay-Neuter Campaign
Merida: January 9 – 12
Progreso: January 14 & 15

Goal: To Spay or Neuter 1,500 dogs and cats in 6 days (Yes we can!)
Sponsors: Planned Pethood in cooperation with UADY, Servicios de Salud deYucatan, Evolución, AFAD, The City of Mérida, PRI Verde and other organizations
Volunteer Vets Will Be From: the US., Canada, Romania and Slovakia
Need: 10 double hotel rooms, free or at reduced rates; and food for the vets while they are here
In Exchange For: Your Logo on all promotional material, including on banners displayed at each spay-neuter location.
For More Information and details about how you can participate, please contact Dr. Tony or Dr. Nelson at Planned Pethood. Phone: 944-2310 or by e-mail: planpetmex[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]mx

Yucatan Living Christmas Bird Count – Between December 14 and January 15
Yucatan will hold 3 Christmas Bird Counts, each over an area of a 15 mile diameter circle. The centers of these circles are in Celestun, El Cuyo, and Rio Lagartos. Visit the Toh website to learn more about this event. As of this post, the registration button has not gone live, but you can contact them by e-mail from their contact page.

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Traditional Christmas Dinner  Dec. 25
Menu: carrot & mushroom soup with bread roll; homemade French pate served with side salad, roast turkey with all trimmings, vegetables and baby boiled potatoes, peaches marinated in Brandy with Limon Sorbet, traditional Christmas Cake, Liquor Coffees. Drink of choice upon arrival and unlimited red or white wine served with dinner. Christmas fun prize quiz, carols played in the background.
Location: Hotel Zamna
Time: Doors open 3:00 PM, Dinner: 3:30 PM
Admission: $300 pesos Limit 26 guests so collect your tickets as early as possible

Yucatan Living Zamna New Year Gala  Dec. 31
Theme: Emerald Magic
Unlimited house wine, local beer and spirits all night. Wine served with Dinner. Dancing to 3 decades of music under a canopy of stars. Emerald Magic Fun prize quiz and a few surprises!
Location: Hotel Zamna
Time: Doors Open: 8:00 PM, Dinner: 8:30 PM
Admission: $400 pesos

 

Early 2010

Yucatan Living Carnival 2011 (More as we hear additional information)
Mark your calendars now for the following parade dates:
March 2, 2011: Quema del Mal Humor
March 3, 2011: Preschoolers Parade
March 4, 2011: Corsican Parade
March 5, 2011: Fantasia Parade
March 6, 2011: Bachata Parade (Loads of fun with a Caribbean flavor)
March 7, 2011: Regional Parade
March 8, 2011: Battle of the Flowers Parade
March 9, 2011: Entierro de Juan Carnival
Keep an eye on Zona de Palcos to plan where you will get the best view of the festivities. No word yet on seating prices, but there should be more information soon.
Carnival Map on the Carnival de Merida 2011 website.

 

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