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Merida Events:Trova, Musicals & Jazz

Live Trova at Restaurante Amaro

This restaurant serves food for everyone, including vegetarians. Enjoy live trova performances all week long. Best of all – great food and no cover charge!
Mondays and Tuesdays: Andrés Tinoco and Javier Perez 
Time: 8:30 PM
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Fito Haro
Time: 9:00 PM
Fridays: Angelica Balado and Melina Ruz
Time: 9:30 PM
Location: Calle 59 No. 507 between 60 and 62
Website: http://www.restauranteamaro.com/
Information and Reservations: 928-2451. Accepts Credit Cards

Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida

The new home for jazz in Merida. Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and great live music every week.
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Wednesday through Saturday: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Monday (Lunes) February 11, 2008

Yucatan Living Conversaciones con Amigos (Conversations with Friends)
Practice Spanish or English with friends. Membership not necessary. The library really needs English-speaking participants, as word is getting out that this is a great place to learn English. Come and participate!
Location: Merida English Library , Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68.
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Small Donation

Yucatan Living Vaqueria Folkloric Ballet
The signature dance of Yucatan, featuring the Jaranera Orchestra and the City Folkloric Ballet & Trova Yucateca.
Location: Ground floor of the Ayuntamiento in the Plaza Grande (the building with the clock)
Time: All Mondays 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Tuesday (Martes) February 12, 2008

Yucatan Living Movie: Thelma and Louise (United States, 1991)
Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, and Brad Pitt
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Parque de las Americas
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova
This Week: Trío los Trovadores de Siempre
Under the direction of Juan Ortiz
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo
Time: 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Remembrance Musicals
Dance to the Big Band sound of the 40’s, played by the wonderful Jaranara Orchestra. Sit with the crowd in the park, at one of the restaurants that look out over the "dance floor" and eat dinner, or get out there and dance!
Location: Parque de Santiago, Calle 72 by Calle 59
Time: Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM for about 1.5 hours
Admission: Free

Wednesday (Miércoles) February 13, 2008

Yucatan Living M.E.L. House & Garden Tour
Conducted by Keith Heitke for the benefit of M.E.L.
Location: The tour departs from the Merida English Library, Calle 53 No. 517 between Calle 66 and 68 and ends at Calle 59 No. 572 between Calle 72 and 74.
Time: 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM, all Wednesdays, October thru March.
Reservations: (999) 924-8401
Information: sterlingheitke [at] prodigy [dot] net [dot] mx
Admission: $200 pesos

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida.
The new home for jazz in Merida. Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and great live music every week.
Today: Junior Jazz
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Poker Night at Mercer Cigars
Wednesday night is poker night at Mercer Cigars. Everyone who participates gets a free Cuban cigar. Complimentary refreshments will be served, and beer, wine, food and cigars are available. Call for more information or to reserve your spot!
Location: Prolongacion Montejo 85-3, 15 y 17, Colonia Mexico (next to La Parilla)
Time: 8:30 P.M.
Phone: 944-3647

Yucatan Living Movie: Romeo and Juliet
(1968, Italy & U.K.) This is a now famous version of this play. Directed by Franco Zefferelli, and starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey.
Location: Audiosala of the Museum of the City
Time: 5:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Photographic Exposition: La Puertas de Yucatan (The Doors of Yucatan)
This exhibition will last from the 13th of February to the 13th of March
Location: Patio of the Olimpo
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Wednesday in Concert
This Week: Siempre por Amor  (Always for Love) with Chacho Siller
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo
Time: 9:00 PM

Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) February 14, 2008

Yucatan Living Dinner and Dancing with Maria Teresa!
What an evening this will be! Anytime you have the chance to hear this lady sing, take it. You’re guaranteed to have a wonderful time.
Location: Centro de Convenciones Yucatán Siglo XXI
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $600 (dinner and drinks); $150 extra for “different drinks”
Ticket Sales: Plaza Montejo, second floor, across from Burger King – between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. For Information, call: 926-7838 or cells: (999) 200-8485 or (999) 129-8445.  

Yucatan LivingA Performance by Alejandro Filio
In celebration of 30 years at plying his craft, this singer/guitarist returns to Merida to the delight of his fans.
Location: Teatro Mérida
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Tickets are $100 MXP up to $400 MXP
Ticket Sales: In the ticket office or at Farmacias del Ahorro. For information, call: 924-9990

Yucatan Living Classical Thursday: Coro de la Ciudad (The Choir of the City)
This begins one of the very best times of the year. There will be many more choral performances between now and Easter, and each one is well worth attending.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida.
The new home for jazz in Merida. Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and great live music every week.
Today: JAZZBE (Arturo Guzman, Edgar Boffill and Jeff Kipperman)
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Movie Double Feature
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo
Admission: Free

First Feature: The Naked Childhood (France, 1968)
The story of a little boy as he moves through a series of foster homes. This is an award winning movie.
Time: 6:00 PM

Second Feature: Northern Lights (United States, 1979)
7 Academy Award nominations: Based on the real-life diaries of Ray Sorenson, this is a tale of Midwestern farmers in 1915 America struggling to save their farms and families against big government and big corporations. A story of courage and sacrifice.

Time: 8:00 PM

Friday (Viernes) February 15, 2008

Yucatan Living Festival of Books: Buy and donate books
Location: Museum of the City
Time: Noon until 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Live Jazz at Jazzin’ Merida.
The new home for jazz in Merida. Jazzin’ Merida has food, drinks (no alcohol yet, but soon!) and great live music every week.
Today: Rosario (Jazz Vocalization)
Location: Jazzin’ Merida, Calle 56 #465 x 53 y 55
Time: Opens 7 PM, Live performances at 9 and 10:50 PM
Phone: 924-5628

Yucatan Living Movie: Tortoises Can Fly (Iran, 2004)
Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.
Location: Videosala at the Olimpo
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living MEL-O Nites
This is a get together held at the Merida English Library on the 3rd Friday of each month. Cash bar and free snacks.
Location: Merida English Library
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Admission: Snack donations would be appreciated.

Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra
Invited Director: Francisco Savin, featuring Jesse Durkin playing the French Horn.
Tonight’s program: Rosamund’s Overture – Schubert Concert #4 for French Horn in E flat major, K. 495 – Mozart Symphony #2 in D major, Opus 73 – Brahms
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: $100, $80, $60, & $40 pesos

Yucatan Living "To Remember is to Live"
A dance for those of us who want to get home a little earlier. Again, the Big Band sound of the magical Jaranara Orchestra.
Location: Parque Zoológico del Centenario (The Zoo), Calle 59 at Avenida Itzaes
Time: 4:00 PM
Admission: Free

Saturday (Sabado) February 16, 2008

Yucatan Living Movie: Birdy (Wings of Freedom)
(United States, 1984. Starring Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage and John Harkins
Location: Audiovisual sala of the Olimpo
Times: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Quadrophonic Pieces
A performance by the advanced students in the School of Musical Arts at ESAY.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti, Parque de las Americas
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Noche Mexicana (Mexican Night)
An outdoor performance that brings the folklore of all of Mexico to Merida! Music and partying under the stars!
Location: Beginning of Paseo Montejo, Calle 56 A between 47 and 49
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living En el Corazón de Mérida (In the Heart of Merida)
Outdoor concerts, sidewalk cafes, shopping at night – its all here!
Tonight: Concerts in Parque de Santa Lucía (Calle 60 at Calle 55)
Location: Also in Plaza Grande, Centro
Time: Saturday nights, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Admission: Free

Sunday (Domingo) February 17, 2008

Yucatan Living Yucatan Symphony Orchestra
Invited Director: Francisco Savin, featuring Jesse Durkin playing the French Horn.
Tonight’s program: Rosamund’s Overture – Schubert Concert #4 for French Horn in E flat major, K. 495 – Mozart Symphony #2 in D major, Opus 73 – Brahms
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras
Time: 12:00 PM
Admission: $100, $80, $60, & $40 pesos

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Territory of the Crocodiles
Every Sunday, at noon, the Museum of Natural History presents a documentary, mostly centered around themes associated with animals and the environment.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 near Avenida Itzaes
Time: 12:00 Noon
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Coro de la Ciudad (The Choir of the City)
This begins one of the very best times of the year. There will be many more choral performances between now and Easter, and each one is well worth attending.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Sunday mornings is for Dogs
A “play-date” for dogs!
Location: In the grass-covered parking lot behind the Hyatt Hotel: north on Calle 60, right on Calle 35, just past Siqueff Restaurant.Parking lot entrance is on the left.
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM (bring water for you and your dog)

Bicycle Route on Sundays in MeridaYucatan Living The Bici-Ruta
Back in full swing this week, the Bici-Ruta begins early, at 8:00 AM, though we see them setting up as early as 7:00 am, and ends at noon. The route usually begins in Ermita, but there is construction there right now, so we’re guessing it starts in San Juan, passes through the Centro up Calle 60 and then travels down Paseo de Montejo, to include Fiesta Americana. If you want to play chess, go to the sidewalk outside the Museum of Anthropology on Paseo de Montejo at 9 am and pick up a game! There is a complete listing of activities, including sports, music, and craft events on the Bici-Ruta website.
Location: Begins at Parque de la Ermita, through the Plaza Grande and Ends at the glorieta on Prolongation Paseo Montejo (by Burger King).
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mérida en Domingo
Sunday downtown is a spectacular tradition in Mérida. Start at the center of town, where booths are set up all around the Plaza Grande. Inside the plaza, you can find huipiles, guayaberas, honey, dolls, bags, tee-shirts… and everything is made for sale by the local people of the Yucatan. The outer ring of booths are selling food: marquesitas, tacos, cochinita, ice cream (try the coconut), fruit, drinks, etc. If the crowd starts to get to you, wander up Calle 60 to Santa Lucia Park, where you can also find antiques, old books and other curiosities. At that lovely park, there is also live music, lots of dancing, and great food.
Location: In the Centro Historico: Plaza Grande, Parque Santa Lucia (Calle 60 x 55) and MACAY Museum (Calle 60 between 61 and 63)
Time: 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM
Admission: Free, of course…

Yucatan Living Sunday Art on Paseo de Montejo
Every Sunday there are artists displaying and selling their fine art along Paseo Montejo. There are usually 20 or more artists showing their paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and more. This is your chance to meet the artists, see what’s new and maybe pick up something great for those big empty walls in your new renovated home in Merida or that house by the beach.
Location: Paseo de Montejo in front of VIPS (on the southeast corner of Avenida Colon, across from WalMart)
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Sunday at the MACAY
There is a musical concert in the garden at the MACAY Museum, just off the Paseo de la Revolución next to the main cathedral. If the Merida en Domingo crowd starts to get to you, go to the museum (entrance is free). Sit around the fountain or walk through the galleries and listen to the live music.
Location: In the Garden at the MACAY (next to the Cathedral)
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Next week: Trio los Nobles, Jesus Armando, and the Chamber Orchestra of Merida – so check back for times and locations!

 

 


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3 Responses to “Merida Events:Trova, Musicals & Jazz”

  1. Isn’t the Yucatan Serenade at Santa Lucia on Thursday night? We have guests, so checking to be sure…muchas gracias!

  2. interested in relocating to Merida or surrounding area. I am 52 years old fluent in ingles y espanol, lic. to teach art and spanish in the US. Have owned my own business for the last 20 years and would like to find work in the area. Can anyone advice?.

  3. Love what I have read about merida and the progreso area, not mention telchac. Woudl love to hear some comments from people familiar with the area.

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