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Merida Events: Feria Tunich

This Week… starting July 21, 2014

Tunich Fair in Dzitya Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Feria Tunich 2014: Friday, July 25 through Sunday, August 3
Have you ever heard of a fair that got hammered by torrential rain, but 83,000 visitors came anyway? That was the Feria Tunich in 2013. This year, just in case, they have installed the ways and means to direct any extra water away and huge numbers of people are expected to be in tiny Dzitya for their not-to-be-missed fair. Special invited guests will be artisans from Corregidora, Queretero, with additional participants expected from Michoacán, Jalisco, Guanajuato and Puebla. As time for the fair draws near, we will provide a link to online maps and schedules of when and where there will be free busses and vans from the city out to this amazing fair. In the meantime, read Yucatan Living’s own Stones of Dzitya to get an idea of what Dzitya is about.

In The City
When the heat rises, in July and August, kids are out of school; but Merida seems strangely deserted. “Oh – they’re all at the beach,” some say; but we know better. When the temperature rises in Merida, Merida goes to the movies. There are an amazing number of movie theaters in this city and many film series are supported by either the state, the city, or private organizations that offer special presentations either free or at very little cost. We just finished an Alfred Hitchcock series and are well into a series of Japanese monster movies from the 1960s. So, if you are in Merida and prefer not to fight the crowds at the beach, now is the time to catch up on your museum visits and then its off to an air conditioned movie… or two.

Monday (Lunes) July 21, 2014

Yucatan Living Mobile Museum Exhibition: The Pheasant and the Deer (until July 27)
The Municipal Art Gallery presents a selection of 11 visual artists most representative of regionalism in Merida. The criteria for inclusion are traditional Merida, its people, customs, and traditions.
Location: Plaza Galerias Merida, Calle 60 #299 Carreteria Merida-Progreso km 5, Col. Revolucion
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily

 

Tuesday (Martes) July 22, 2014

Youth Symphonic Orchestra in Progreso Yucatan Mexico

Yucatan Living Concert: Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca Progreso
This performance is simply not to be missed. It is by the youth orchestra from Yucatan’s own Progreso. Do come out and support our young people and the work they do so well – and don’t forget to “like” them on Facebook.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Tuesday of Trova: Trío Los Andariegos
This trio is one of the signature trova trios of Yucatan.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad<Movies in Merida Yucatan Mexico (U.S. 1958). Director: Nathan Juran. Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer and Torin Thatcher. Sinbad travels to the dangerous island of Colossus to break the spell that is hanging over his beloved princess.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de Las Americas; Av. Colon x Calle 20 / Col Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) July 23

Yucatan Living Movie: Un Retrato de Diego
(Mexico 2007) Documentary film about Diego Rivera produced by his grandson, director Diego Rivera Lopez and released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rivera’s death.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Goya in Burdeos (Bordeaux)
(Spain, 1999). Director: Carlos Saura. Starring Francisco Rabal, Jose Coronado, Maribel Verdu, Eulalia Ramon, Dafne Fernandez, Mario de Candia and Franco di Francescantonio. After 82 years in exile in Bordeaux with Leocadia Zorrilla de Weiss, the last of her lovers, painter Francisco de Goya reconstructs the events that shaped her life for his daughter Rosario, a life in which political convulsions, poisoned passions and the ecstasy of fame all feature prominently.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Ballet Gala in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Ballet Gala: Premier of the Ballet “Vão”
This is a performance by the Classical Dance Company of Yucatan, under the direction of Juan Gonzalez and Emmanuel Gutierrez, featuring Jaime Camarena as the Choreographer. This is yet another vital young group that we hope you will “Like” on Facebook.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Atomic Age
(France 2012) Movie about teenagers living in Paris. French with Spanish subtitles.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Thursday (Jueves) July 24, 2014

Yucatan Living Movie: Liv and Ingmar
(Sweden 2012) A movie about the 42-year-long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Director: Nicolas Philibert Stars: Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Comedy Show in English in Merida Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Mel Blossom’s One Woman Comedy Show
Merida expat Mel Blossom will be performing again this week. The show is in English. Come one, come all!
Location: Hennessy’s Irish Pub, Paseo Montejo, Calle 56-A #486-A x 41 y 43.
Time: Doors open at 7:00 PM, Show starts at 7:30 PM
Admission: $100 pesos Cover: One free print or postcard from Blossom’s Boutique & one free national beer, rum or vodka courtesy of Hennessy’s. Space is limited. Please reserve tickets early and in person.

Yucatan Living Ballet Gala: Premier of the Ballet “Vão”
This is a performance by the Classical Dance Company of Yucatan, under the direction of Juan Gonzalez and Emmanuel Gutierrez, featuring Jaime Camarena as the Choreographer. This is yet another vital young group that we hope you will “Like” on Facebook.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: First Position
(USA 2012)A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. In English.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Linea de Pase
(Brazil 2008) A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) July 25 , 2014

Fair at Dzytia in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Feria Tunich 2014 Friday, July 25 thru Sunday, August 3
The fair starts today!
Location: In Dzitya, off of the Merida-Progreso highway, just north of Merida.
Time: Generally from morning til night.
Admission: Free, but bring money to buy arts and crafts!

Yucatan Living Movie: Fogo
(Mexico 2012) The deterioration of a small community in Fogo Island is forcing its inhabitants to leave and resettle. Places once occupied by humans are now becoming part of the tundra landscape.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Yucatan Folkdance Festival.
Traditional Games and Legends of My Homeland, presented by the Kaambal Folkloric Dance Company and directed Samuel Espinosa and Abraham Espinosa.
Location: Centro, Cally 60 x 61 y 63
Time: 5:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Japanese Film Festival in Yucatan Mexico Yucatan Living Kaiju-Eiga Film Fest: Young Monster from Space
(Japan, 1970). Director: Ishiro HondaSee all the details and movie times/dates here.
Location:Cineteca Nacional, Second floor in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Yucatan Folkdance Festival.
Including an exhibit called Yucatan: A Land of Traditions, featuring such things as traditional clothing.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 7:30 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Folkdance Festival
Tonight’s performance is by the Kaambal Folkloric Dance Company, Directors: Samuel Espinosa and Abraham Espinosa.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Paisaje de los Machetes
(Mexico 2011) Ray and Ramona are a young couple. They hate injustice of the social context they are part of. Each from their own niche – Ramona as a musician, Ray as an activist – try to fight for a more just world. Devoted to self-sabotage, Ray fails in his rebellion and drags Ramona into a downward spiral that culminates in act of poetic terrorism. Director: Kyzza Terrazas. Stars: Jessy Bulbo, Andrés Almeida, Flor Eduarda Gurrola
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) July 26, 2014

Yucatan Living Folkdance Festival – 2 events
10:00 AM: Kaambal Folkloric Dance Company, Directors: Samuel Espinosa and Abraham Espinosa.
8:00 PM: Kaambal Folkloric Dance Company, Directors: Samuel Espinosa and Abraham Espinosa.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: How to Make a Book with Steidl
(Germany 2010) Documentary film directed by Jörg Adolph and Gereon Wetzel about bookmaking. Fascinating!!
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Gold Rush
(USA 1925) The Tramp goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. Silent film.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $35 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Movie: Leon : The Professional
(France 1994) A professional assassin rescues a young girl whose family were killed in a police raid. In English.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 12:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) July 27, 2014

Birdwatching Tour in Yucatan MexicoYucatan Living Birdwatching Tour to Ranch Kaab Nah
Breakfast, tour, lunch and visit to farm included. Bring your swimsuit. Limited space with full payment.
Contact Info: LARN. Marigel Campos C. Tel. (999) 988-44-36 ext. 113
mail: infotoh [at] pronatura-ppy [dot] org [dot] mx
Time: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $500 pesos

Yucatan Living Documentary
Great naturalistic documentaries every Sunday morning!
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Folkdance Festival
Kaambal Folkloric Dance Company, Directors: Samuel Espinosa and Abraham Espinosa.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 at Calle 57
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: Shadow of a Doubt
(USA 1943) A young woman discovers her visiting “Uncle Charlie” may not be the man he seems to be. Directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock.
Location: Cairo Cinema, Calle 20 #98A x 15 y 17, Colonia Itzimná
Time: 9:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) July 28, 2014

Opera Yucatan during the SummerYucatan Living Opera Yucatan Summer Repetitions
Fidelio de Beethoven
Location: Sala Mayamax, Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Time: 12:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan Summer Repetitions
August 4 – Katia Kabanova de Janacek
August 11 – Otello de Verdi
Location: Sala Mayamax, Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Time: 12:00 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Progreso: Coca Cola Beach – August 2 & 3
This will be a tournament (volleyball, soccer) in which more than 160 people are expected to participate.
Location: At the beach by the International Pier in Progreso
Time: TBA
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Corelli Music
Live Baroque music under the direction of Felipe Cervera.
July 31: Asilo Celarain 5:00 PM
Admission: Free<.p>

Yucatan Living Date to Note: School Vacation Begins July 15, ends August 15

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