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Merida Events: Women’s Week

This Week… starting March 05, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living There are no new municipal festivals or fiestas beginning this week, but there is much going on in the city and at the beach!

In The City

Yucatan Living Merida’s First Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Love Kills
“Murder in Mérida: Love Kills” is an interactive performance following the traditional structure of the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre – introduce the characters, kill one of them, then figure out who did it. During each break between acts, a different course of the meal is served and characters mingle with the audience helping to make sense of the clues provided. Merida Mystery Dinner TheaterSo far, the reviews are glowing!! Be sure to catch it before its gone…
Tickets On Sale Now:available through Hennessy’s Irish Pub 999-923-8993
Ticket price: $375 pesos includes three –course dinner and show.(alcoholic beverages billed separately)
Show dates:
Monday, March 5: 7:30 PM 
Tuesday, March 6: 7:30 PM 
Wednesday, March 7: 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 8: 7:30 PM
*Seating ½ hour before show. Please come early. Proceeds from the show go to help two not-for-profits AMANC and Evolución A.C. www.meridamysterytheatre.com

 

Monday (Lunes) March 05, 2012Art Shows in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Art: Family Seals
A show of more than 30 pieces by Cuban artist Maestro Angel Ramírez. The theme of course is “family” and the show will be open for a month.
Location: Centro Cultural Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Closed on Tuesdays
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 06, 2012

Yucatan Living Festival of Trova
This week, we hear Trio Ensueño, under the direction of Diego Cocom. This trova group is one of the most popular groups in Yucatan.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: FreeAfghan Alphabet

Yucatan Living Movie: Alefbay-e afghan (Afghan Alphabet)
(2002). Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf. This movie is a documentary showing the life of children of the Afghan villages bordering Iran, and how their lives and culture were affected by the Taliban regime. This movie is not in English and the subtitles are most likely in Spanish.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x calle 20, Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday Open Mic Night
March 6:Guest Artist: Roberto Ruiz Rebo, legendary guitarist and singer from Santiago, Cuba.
Location:La Taberna, Calle 49 y Paseo Montejo, behind the Impala Cafe
Time: 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miercoles) March 07, 2012Nancy Mas in Concert

Yucatan Living Nancy Mas in Concert
The title of this performance is “Woman, Queen of the Universe”. Look for the sweet influence of trova in this Yucateca’s voice.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Air Supply at Hacienda Chichi SuarezAir Supply in Merida
The big night has finally come! This will be Air Supply’s 35th Anniversary Concert tour, and not the first time they have come to Merida. They actually have quite a large following here and it promises to be a high-energy concert. Plus, it’s out at a hacienda… a lovely venue for a concert. 
Location: Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Calle 35 x 14 s/n Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Yucatan
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: VIP $1,200 Gold: $1,000, Silver: $800, General $600 pesos. Tickets on sale in the offices of More Music, located in the Banorte Tower, Paseo de Montejo # 310, 2nd floor.

 

Thursday (Jueves) March 08, 2012

Yucatan Living Opening: “Classic Basic V”
Attend the opening of this art show, Classic Basic V, in honor of International Women’s Day and be entertained by a special performance by singer-songwriter Gina Osorno and from Peru, the singer Magali Luque. Botanas will be served. And the art show will be open until March 23.
Location: Cafe AMOR AL ARTE, Calle 25 x 58a and 21 Col. Buenavista, in front of the train tracks by the Salvador Alvarado stadium.
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living International Women’s Day. Look for celebrations and special events throughout Merida.

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event as soon as we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living International Women’s Day. Look for celebrations and special events throughout Merida.

Friday (Viernes) March 09, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar for updates on this event when we know them.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Nutrition and Yoga Weekend
March 9 (Friday) – March 11 (Sunday), 2012

Join Emily Navar (Registered Yoga Teacher) and Sophie Donohue (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) for a refreshing weekend in a beautiful garden setting. The weekend includes: two overnight stays, based on double occupancy, welcome dinner of whole and nutrient rich foods, two hearty breakfasts, four hours of lecture on nutrition basics apply them to daily living, two one-hour yoga classes for all levels, plus time to read, relax and reflect.
Location: Hotel Macan Che in Izamal
Time: March 9 – 11, 2012
Admission: Per person, based on double occupancy: $150 USD, per person based on single occupancy: $185 USD
More Information and reservations: macanche [at] gmail [dot] com

Yucatan Living OSY: Program 6 Inna Nassidze in the Yucatan Symphonic Orchestra
This program takes us from Romanticism to Russia. The Egmont Overture is a piece that represents the tragedy of the same name by Goethe in 1788. The soloists will be a duet of great talent and brilliance: the Georgian cellist Inna Nassidze and concertmaster Manuel Lozano from the Xalapa Symphony. They will play one of the most famous concert for two instruments, composed in 1887. Variaciones sobre un tema de Haydn by Brahms is a masterpiece of this composer. Another piece played in this program, Polovetsian Dances, is the most famous piece from the opera Prince Igor by A. Borodin. It is often interpreted as a separate part in concerts and is one of the most popular in a classical repertoire.
Location: Jose Peon Contreras Theater, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM, Friday
Admission: $60, $80, $100 and $150 pesos.

 

Saturday (Sabado) March 10, 2012

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s Daniel Ayala Perez Juvenile Symphonic Orchestra
The title of this performance is “Music@bstraccion”. This is one of the best youth orchestras in all of Latin America and tonite will be under the direction of Maestra Veronica Rodriguez Serrano.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free, but get your tickets at the box office early.

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the Full Events Calendar 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.

Yucatan Living Movie: Sunset Boulevard Sunset Boulevard
(1950) Director: Billy Wilder. Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Erich von Stroheim. The story, set in 1950′s Hollywood, focuses on Norma Desmond, a silent-screen goddess whose pathetic belief in her own indestructibility has turned her into a demented recluse. The crumbling Sunset Boulevard mansion where she lives with only her butler, Max, who was once her director and husband, has become her self-contained world. Norma dreams of a comeback in pictures and she begins a relationship with Joe Gillis, a small-time writer who becomes her lover. That will soon end with murder and total madness.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo
Time:6:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Festival of Trova: Remembering Mercedes Sosa
Tonight’s memorial concert is by Maria Teresa Gomez.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $100 pesos

 

Sunday (Domingo) March 11, 2012

Yucatan Living OSY: Program 6
This program takes us from Romanticism to Russia. The Egmont Overture is a piece that represents the tragedy of the same name by Goethe in 1788. The soloists will be a duet of great talent and brilliance, the Georgian cellist Inna Nassidze and concertmaster Manuel Lozano from the Xalapa Symphony. They will play one of the most famous concert for two instruments, composed in 1887. Variaciones sobre un tema de Haydn by Brahms is a masterpiece of this composer. Another piece played in this program, Polovetsian Dances, is the most famous piece from the opera Prince Igor by A. Borodin. It is often interpreted as a separate part in concerts and is one of the most popular in a classical repertoire.
Location: Jose Peon Contreras Theater, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 pm, Friday
Admission: $60, $80, $100 and $150 pesos.

Yucatan Living Documentary: Six Degrees Could Change the World
In this age of fragile environments, this is a timely look into what may yet be in store for our planet.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday March 12, 2012

Yucatan Living Look in our Ongoing Events Page Here.

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Democrats Abroad in Merida
A group of expatriates would like to start a chapter of Democrats Abroad in Merida. With that in mind, they are inviting Democrats to attend a preliminary meeting on March 15.
Location: Cafe Chocolate, Calle 60 x 49, Centro
Time: 7:00 pm, Thursday March 15
Admission: Free

Yucatan LivingCircuit Assembly Jehovah’s Witnesses: March 17-18
Location:Chi Chi Suarez, C-25 x6 y 6B, Behind Cotolengo
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living St. Patrick’s Day Funky Market: March 17
If you would like to participate as a vendor, contact Carol at trumblecarol1 [at] gmail.com for further info. Artisans, bakers, junk dealers, candlestick makers… all are welcome. If you have anything to sell bring it to the Funky Market. Food will be available from the world renowned kitchens of TACOMAYA the Oasis of Chelem, straight through town to the baseball field.
Location: TACOMAYA Restaurant, Chelem
Time:9:00 AM for Vendors, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM for Shoppers
Admission: Free but bring plenty of shopping pesos!

Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Irish Dinner: March 17, 2012
This is the last Hotel Zamna event until October, so they are pulling out all of the stops. There will be a four-course Irish dinner, topped off by Irish coffees. Riverdance experts welcome. Tim will be leading. Plus, the St. Patrick’s Prize Quiz has a value of $1,000 pesos! (no clues and no half points for tryers).
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: 7:30 PM, Dinner served at 8:00 PM
Admission: $135 pesos per person, limited to 36 guests. Tickets are available at the reservations desk.

Yucatan Living ANNY Art / Artisan’s Show: March 24 & 25
Check out the information in this News article about the next AANY event.

Yucatan Living IWC Time Traveler’s Costume Ball: Sunday March 25
Costumes are not only allowed, but are encouraged. Come dressed to impress, or maybe distress, the other attendees!  Music by Vic and Friends. This event is open to the public.
Location: Calle 45 #535 x 72 y 74, Centro
Time:8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Admission: $150 donation includes Heavy H’ors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. All profits to the IWC Scholarship Fund.
Tickets: No tickets available at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the regular March Coffee, Hi Tea or No Host Breakfast.

Yucatan Living 2012 Whale Shark Festival: June 15 – 17, 2012
Swim with Whale Sharks and help support environmental education at the same time. Ceviche Tours is donating its entire Whale Shark Festival profit to Amigos del Isla Contoy, a 501c3 non-profit that then provides support for the education of the local population on sustainable marine conservation and ecotourism. There can sometimes be as many as 200 whale sharks feeding near Isla Mujeres, so don’t miss your chance to see them.
Location: Isla Mujeres
More Information: Ceviche Tours

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8 Responses to “Merida Events: Women’s Week”

  1. Wow! Just received this edition (Wednesday, March 7th) and see that we missed a slew of things this week! Disappointed we did not get this last week so we could have had a heads up. The Air Supply concert would have been fantastic! Do you always send out after the fact? Just curious….

  2. Dear Mr/Mrs Smith,
    The Air Supply Concert has been in the Coming Soon section of our Events articles, sent out weekly, for at least two months. We do our best to get information about the events up on our website as soon as we hear about them. We have a Month-At-A-Glance Calendar that shows events by the day for each month (http://www.yucatanliving.com/events-calendar/events-calendar.htm). We also have a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/YucatanLiving) where we announce events that we just heard about too late to put them in the Events article. The tradition in the Yucatan is NOT well suited to announcing events well ahead of time, but I think we do the best of any website in English about this area of the planet. Thank you for reading Yucatan Living.

  3. I have to agree with S. Smith. So disappointing to get this so late in the week. It used to come on Tuesday so I’d always miss out on whatever was on Monday. Now I missed an event on Tuesday that I don’t believe was mentioned before because it didn’t come until Wednesday.

    The Events column is the main reason I read Yucatan Living (not that there aren’t others). Maybe you could have an Events editor whose job it is to ferret out what’s going on around Merida? Those of us who don’t speak Spanish are pretty dependent on you.

    It seems lately like all the good stuff is happening elsewhere, e.g. Isla Mujeres, Chelem, Progresso, etc. Sure would be good to know if such things are going on here…e.g. I’ve been told there are mercados of 2nd hand things happening regularly in Merida, but I don’t know where. That would be a terrific piece of information to have.

    Your calendar is not always of use as it primarily lists regularly scheduled events. Re Facebook, don’t you have to be a member to read anything on there? That is, give up your privacy.

    You deliver such a terrific product in every other respect. Many thanks.

  4. Just thought of something else…I’ve noticed the growing use of Acronyms…e.g. OSM for the Symphony, (took me several minutes to figure that one out as I don’t speak Spanish), however as a regular attendee I was able to “get it” before too long based on the dates. My point is that people who don’t speak Spanish and don’t live here year round may have a hard time with acronyms, especially when they represent words in a foreign language.

    Another example…in Coming Events – IWC Time Traveler’s Costume Ball: Sunday March 25 – what’s IWC? And what’s the March Coffee, Hi Tea or No Host Breakfast, and where’s it held?

  5. Actually, you may not believe this, but we have THREE people who work on the Events every week. We have to ferret them out, translate them, interpret them and then put them in a readable order for you to read. This week, we didnt have everything ready in time. We are very sorry… but we usually do try to get things out on Tuesday. And we have started including the following Mondays events each week so that if we know about something important on that Monday, we include it in the week prior.

    AND we always put anything that we know about that is coming up in the Coming Soon section. Thanks!

  6. A few tickets are still available to the International Women’s Club’s Time Traveler’s Ball. They can be purchased at the Merida English Language Library.

  7. That’s great news, also from you Khaki. Thank you.

  8. The IWC (International Women’s Club) website is http://iwcmerida.com/ you can access the calendar of events and find out more information about the monthly coffee, teas and breakfasts. There is a glitch in the email system (at the moment, the admin is working on it) so please include your contact information in the body of your email.
    regards,
    Theresa

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