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Merida Events: Yucatan Symphony Begins Again

This Week… starting September 01, 2014

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) September 01, 2014

Yucatan Living No events planned for today.

 

Tuesday (Martes) September 02, 2014

Trova Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trio Despertar
This trio is one of a group of beloved trios who keep traditional, romantic trova alive in Yucatan, and who watch over the genre as it grows toward the future.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) September 03, 2014

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Purgatorio: Viaje al corazón de la frontera (Journey to the Heart of the Frontier)
(Mexico 2013) Rodrigo Reyes’ riveting film is a provocative meditation that captures the brutal beauty of the U.S./ Mexico Border. Winner of the Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary as well as the New Orleans Film Festival Jury Award. In English with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movies: Greek Mythology Documentaries
These movies continue to give us insight into the need for the creation of gods by man.
Hercules
(Spain 2003) This is an Alberto Cui Sanchez documentary. Synposis: The legend of the strongest Greek mythology super-hero and his quest for redemption. To pay for his guilt after committing a heinous crime, Hercules undertook the adventure known as the twelve labors.
Gods of Greek Mythology
(Spain 2009) This is a documentary by Oscar Funes. Synopsis: This documentary is a great review for the Pantheon of the gods of Olympus, their stories, hatreds, romances, and adventures in the world of men.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: A Second View
(Belgium 2009) This movie questions the way our reality is held hostage by the media, advertising and Hollywood. Co-written by British novelist Tom McCarthy, the film addresses the growing use of fear as a commodity.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro, Open Air Cinema
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Thursday (Jueves) September 04, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Cumbres
(Mexico 2013) Due to a tragedy, two sisters abruptly flee from their hometown. Miwi, the younger one, with no clear idea of what happened, but drives untiringly to save her sister Juliana, implicating her in the misadventure. Their journey creates a bittersweet relationship marked by pain, guilt and love. In Spanish.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Quilting Group in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Quilting Workshop Begins (one 2-hour module per week, 8 weeks)
This is a workshop of eight modules (2 hours each) that teaches the New England style of quilting. All of the tools to do the work are provided, but the student must supply the actual material. Space is limited to 4 at a time, so go by and make sure they have a space for you. The description of the modules sounds as if there will be lots of great information in this course.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursdays: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Admission: $400 pesos per module

Yucatan Living Movie: Maria Candelaria
(Mexico 1944). Director: Emilio Fernandez. Starring Dolores del Rio and Pedro Armendanz. Romance and drama with Mexico’s favorite on-screen couple. In Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Trova Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Tempo I: The Repertoire of Contemporary Guitar
Yohualli Rosas and Invited Guests sing Yucatecan music.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Thursday
Admission: General: $50 pesos, Students and INAPAM: $25 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Cave of the Forgotten Dreams
(Canada 2012) Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Friday (Viernes) September 05 , 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: A Second View
(Belgium 2009) This movie questions the way our reality is held hostage by the media, advertising and Hollywood. Co-written by British novelist Tom McCarthy, the film addresses the growing use of fear as a commodity around the world.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro,
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movies: Las Buenas Hierbas
(Mexico 2010) Director: Maria Novaro. Starring Ursula Pruneda, Ofelia Medina and Ana Ofelia Murguia. Dalia lives with her young son Cosmo, and is separated from her husband. Sbe works at an alternative radio station. Her life changes when she has to confront her mother who has premature Alzheimers. Probably in Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Weekly Language Exchange
Every Friday in Hotel Campestre there is a language exchange. The comfortable setting is peaceful, on the terrace, with great coffee. This Friday, they will have a special movie night. There is someone new at every meeting, so don’t be afraid to come alone. They have a new Meetup Group and everyone is welcome to join: Merida Language Exchange Meetup.
Location: Hotel Campestre, Calle 1-D, Entre Calle 26 Y Prol. Montejo, Fracc. Campestre.
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: H2OMX
(Mexico 2013) With over 20 million residents, can Mexico City avert disaster and create a sustainable water system? In Spanish.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro, Open Air Cinema.
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Program 1
The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra opens its season performing two works of German composer Felix Mendelssohn. The first is The Hebrides, a work describing the beauty of Fingal caves on the island of Staffa, among small islands north of Scotland. Also presented in this program are works by the genius of French Impressionism, Maurice Ravel. OSY will transport us to the magical world of Mother Goose inspired by the story of Charles Perrault. Legend has it that a gypsy predicted success for this great composer with his famous Bolero based on a Spanish dance, that was first performed in 1928. Juan Carlos Lomonaco is the Principal Conductor, with Christopher Collins violin and Irina Decheva piano. Read more about the Fall Symphony season here.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Fridays: 9:00 PM
Admission: $60, $80, $100 and $150 pesos.

Yucatan Living Movie: Warrior
(USA 2011) The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament, a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother. In English.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) September 06, 2014

Movies in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Movie: Heli
(Mexico 2013) Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force. In Spanish.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movies: Ciudades Obscuras
(Mexico 2002). Director: Fernando Sarinana. Starring Alejandro Tommasi, Alonso Echanove, and Bruno Bichir. Ciudades Oscuras (Dark Cities) tells a story of interwoven lives in the seedy underbelly of Mexico City. Probably in Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Like Father, Like Son
(Japan 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. Japanese, with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro, Open Air Cinema.
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Grave of the Fireflies
(Japan 1998) A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister’s struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. In Japanese with Spanish subtitles.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) September 07, 2014

Yucatan Living Documentary about Nature
Always a great documentary!
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan 2014Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Program 1
The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra opens its season performing two works of German composer Felix Mendelssohn. The first is The Hebrides, a work describing the beauty of Fingal caves on the island of Staffa, among small islands north of Scotland. Also presented in this program are works by the genius of French Impressionism, Maurice Ravel. OSY will transport us to the magical world of Mother Goose inspired by the story of Charles Perrault. Legend has it that a gypsy predicted success for this great composer with his famous Bolero based on a Spanish dance, that was first performed in 1928. Juan Carlos Lomonaco is the Principal Conductor, with Christopher Collins violin and Irina Decheva piano. Read more about the Fall Symphony season here.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $60, $80, $100 and $150 pesos.

Classical Music in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Recital of Classical Singing: Abigail Coral and Accompanying Artists
This is another performance by Soprano Abigail Coral Almeida and Pianist Zuleika Disz. Everyone loves their work, so don’t miss a chance to hear them perform.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission:$50 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: Elite Squad
(Brazil 2007) 1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Portugese, with Spanish subtitles.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) September 08, 2014

Yucatan Living No events planned for today so far.

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Wildlife Photo Master Class
Dates: September 4 – 7, 2014 (with Brian Skerry; October 30 – November 2, 2014 (wqith Steve Winter), and December 11 – 14, 2014 (with Tim Laman). These instructors are three of the most well-known National Geographic photographers. The intensive three-night program lets photographers of all levels step into the role of nature photo-journalist as they capture some of the more than 200 species of birds and native wildlife within the protected sanctuary of Mayakoba’s exotic mangrove forests and waterways. For More Information www.wildlifephotomasterclass.com

Yucatan Living Chelem Christmas Dreams September Bingo Raffle Extravaganza September 12
It’s back to Bingo Time! Come hang out with the Chelem Elves at their September Bingo/Raffle Extravaganza! As usual, half the bingo money goes to the toy drive fund and half goes to the lucky winners. They’ve already got some great raffle prizes in their backpack and they’re working on more. Prizes so far include a one week stay at Casa de Coco in Mahahual, stays at hotels in San Cristobal and Puerto Aventuras, gift certificates at Robert Abuda Salon, restaurants, dog grooming and more. This list will keep on growing. Please visit the The Chelem Christmas Toy Drive Facebook page or email them at chelemchristmasdreams [at] gmail [dot] com for more details.
Location: La Playa de Chelem
Time: 6:00 PM, September 12
Admission: They let you decide how many cards and how many games you want to play. Cards for regular bingo will be 25 pesos each, and the cards for the blackout round will be 75 pesos each. You can play as many cards as you want and if you want to keep playing after the scheduled 3 games and blackout are over, they’ll accommodate that also. Also, you can participate in the raffles even if you are not in the Yucatan by going to our donation page . For every $10.00 donation, they’ll throw 5 raffle tickets into the raffle of your choice.

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Program 2: Friday, September 12, and Sunday, September 14
Director: Juan Carlos Lomonaco. Featuring: Manuel Escalante (piano). In this program, the OSY will present the program from their first CD, playing each of the recorded works of the three most important Mexican composers: Chavez, Revueltas and Moncayo, as well as the first orchestral recording of Metro Chabacano de Javier Alvarez, and the only Concert for Piano by Ricardo Castro. Read more about the Fall Symphony season here.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday at 9:00 PM, Sunday at 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

Yucatan Living Joe King Carrasco at Lizard Joe’s – September 16, Mexico’s Independence Day
Location: Lizard Joe’s in Chelem
Time: TBA
Admission: Tickets on sale now at Lizard Joes. $120 pesos advance purchase. $600 peso ticket and hotel packages available (includes 1 night stay at Las Garzas Hotel and 2 tickets to the show. Las Garzas is within walking distance of Lizard Joes). $150 pesos day of the event, if any tickets are still available. Stop in Lizard Joes or email lizard [at] lizardjoes [dot] com for information or tickets.

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan
Program 3: Friday, September 26, Sunday, September 28
Guest Director: Michele Santorsola. Featuring: Davide Fanchin (French horn). Music includes works by Beethoven, Mozart, and Dvorak. Read more about the Fall Symphony season here.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday at 9:00 PM, Sunday at 12:00 PM
Admission: Tickets available at the box office.

Yucatan Living Second Annual White City Ball – Saturday, October 18
This is the annual AANY fundraiser. The White City Ball promises to be the most glamorous event of the fall season. Trova music will greet you and a live band will keep you dancing. The price includes botanas from some of the best restaurants and caterers in Merida including Trattoria La Pasta, Bistro Cultural, Merida Home Cooking to Go, V’s Good Eats, and more. Sweets from Café Crème and Yury’s Decadent Brownies will end the night on a sweet note. There will be a cash bar and a silent auction, including pieces by AANY artists. Check out AANY, AC on facebook or at their website AANY.org for more information. Additional restaurants will be posted as they are announced. For those of you coming from the beach, there will be a list of B&Bs and inns that will give you a discount for the weekend of the Ball.
Location: Villa Verde Merida, Calle 56 x 53 y 55 Merida centro
Time: 8 PM til Midnight
Admission: Tickets are 350 pesos and are on sale now at Hennessey’s, the Merida English Library, Bistro Cultural, and Lizard Joe’s. If you are not in Merida yet, you can buy your tickets at AANY.org or by contacting Cindy [at] aany [dot] org

Yucatan Living ARTE a MANO AANY Expo – November 14, 15, & 16
This year’s exciting show represents over 70 masters of the finest in Yucatecan art and handcrafted treasures.
Location: CONACO, Av. Itzaes # 273 x 31 y 33, Three blocks from Clinica de Merida
Time: Preview on Nov. 14 at 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM
Admission: TBA

Yucatan Living Miraculous Medal Race – November 23
This running event is open to the general public and is being held as a benefit for the Chelem Chapel. The course is approximately 14 miles long. Prizes to be announced. Categories include: free, master, submaster, male and female veterans, and veterans plus wheel chair. There will also be additional events, such as 5K hikes, walks. This event is under the direction of the Institute of Sport (IDEY).
Location: Chelem, Progreso, Yucatan (start and finish at the church)
Time: TBA
Admission: $100 pesos

Yucatan Living Bird-a-thon Xocch’ich: November 21 through 23
The biggest birdwatching competition on the Yucatan Peninsula. More Information as it becomes available. Mark your calendars!

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