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Merida Events: Samson and Delilah

This Week… starting June 18, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living Yaxcaba Fiesta: June 20 through June 29Yaxcaba Fiesta 2012
This fiesta is in honor of San Pedro and San Pablo. Yaxcaba is located just east of Sotuta, almost to the middle of our southern boundary with Quintana Roo. Almost 10,000 of the 13,000 people who live there are Mayans. Yaxcaba is the go-to place to see marvelous churches from the colonial era. The churches and chapels include a temple in honor of San Francisco de Asis, a chapel dedicated to the Virgen de Guadalupe, and Casa Huaycot, also called the House of 100 Doors. In addition, there is a temple in honor of Santa Cruz that is in what used to be the Chapel of San Nicolas. There are also archaeological ruins in almost every town in the municipality.

Yucatan Living Cacalchen Fiesta: June 20 through June 29
This fiesta is also in honor of San Pedro and San Pablo. Cacalchen is not very far from Merida. It is between Bokoba and Tixkokob and just south of Motul. Look here for the marvelous Municipal Palace, Hacienda Dzidzilche, and the Temple of San Pablo, all built in the 16th century. The blouses and huipiles embroidered here are cotton, and the hammocks are woven of hemp. For those who like wild life and birdwatching, Cacalchen is a great place to visit. They have everything from "gatos de monte" to songbirds out there. From what we hear, many of their songbirds are cardinals.

Yucatan Living Xocchel Fiesta: June 24 through June 29 each yearXocchel Fiesta 2012
This is the annual Xocchel Fiesta that honors San Juan Bautista, patron saint of the Municipality of Xocchel. It begins at noon on the first day of the event. If you are looking for a municipality that is off the beaten path – but the beaten path is still nearby – Xocchel should be your destination of choice. This small municipality lies less than an hour southeast of the City of Merida, on the road to Valladolid, and the 21st century has not quite made it there. To see a great map, plus pictures of the area and towns in Xocchel, click on Bicycle Yucatan, our favorite traveling the back roads of Yucatan website.

Yucatan Living Panaba Fiesta: June 26 through June 30
This is Panaba’s annual fiesta honoring San Pedro and San Pablo. Panaba is just inland to the southeast of San Felipe and Rio Lagartos. Almost everyone there is involved in either fishing or the cattle industry, or both. Languages spoken in Panaba include Mayan and Zapoteco. Look for good food at even the most humble establishment here!

In The City

 

Monday (Lunes) June 18, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for a list of ongoing events here

 

Tuesday (Martes) June 19, 2012

Yucatan LivingTuesday of Trova: Trio Los Principes
It looks as if Trio The Princes, under the direction of Raul Alvarado, is steadily growing in popularity. With summer visitors beginning to arrive, these are wonderful performances to share with them.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Samson and DelilahSamson and Delilah
This is going to be a wonderful performance, with Rodrigo Garcia Arroyo as Samson and the very special Carla Dirlikov as Delilah. To find out how an exceptionally talented young lady, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, became the darling of Yucatan, read our article about Carla Dirlikov.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time:9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exhibition: Fire and Abandonment
This is a presentation of the work of Felipe Euan Hu.
Location: Centro Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colón x Calle 20, García Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) June 20, 2012

Yucatan Living Music: Youth ConcertYouth Concert in Merida
Cristina Albornoz Caceres is the general director of this performance, while Alejandro Aguilar Puerto is the musical director. Never miss an opportunity to hear the young people of Yucatan perform.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 4:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Thursday (Jueves) June 21, 2012

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 Closing of the Season Recital: Wallis al Piano: Two EventsWallis Cultural Center Piano Recital
This is such an important recital for these students. Please come out and hear the end of the 2011 – 2012 School Year Recital of the Beginners and Intermediate Piano students of Wallis Cultural Center. This center produces, we think, some of the most talented performers anywhere and they deserve our support at every level. When the recital is over, don’t rush off – there’s more to come. The advanced piano students will present their closing of the season recital following the beginning and intermediate level recitals.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: Beginner and Intermediate Students: 4:00 PM, Advanced Students: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Music: “Gloria de Vivaldi
What a wonderful opportunity to hear the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Merida perform with the Choir of the City. The Chamber Orchestra is under the direction of Maestro Jose Luis Chan Sabido  and the Choir of the City is under the direction of Maestra Nidia del Carmen Góngora Cervera, who began her own studies at the age of 13. Both directors have represented Yucatan throughout the nation and the world.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Friday (Viernes) June 22, 2012

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Samson and Delilah
This is going to be a wonderful performance, with Rodrigo Garciarroyo as Samson and the very special Carla Dirlikov as Delilah. To find out how an exceptionally talented young lady, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, became the darling of Yucatan, read our article about Carla Dirlikov.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time:8:00 PM Friday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living FIIIIMP Festival in Progreso
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: June 22, 23, & 24
This is an event that includes theater, dance, music and performance arts.
Locations and Times:
June 22: 10:00 AM: on the Malecon, 6:00 PM: Parque de la Paz
June 23: 10:00 AM: Muelle de los Pescadores, 6:00 PM: Casa de la Cultura
Admission: Free

Saturday (Sabado) June 23, 2012

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 Dance Theater and Visual Arts: Orbit
This is a performance by Monica Walsh and Karla Hernando. It is an interdisciplinary event in that it is part dance theater and part visual arts.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center, Calle 47 x 68
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: General: $80 pesos, with discounts $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Movie: The Secret in their Eyes (El Secreto de sus Ojos)El Secreto de Sus Ojos
(2009 Argentina) Director: Juan Jose Campanella. Starring: Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil and Pablo Rago. A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior – both of which still haunt him decades later. In Spanish.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 7:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

 

Sunday (Domingo) June 24, 2012

Yucatan Living Documentary: The Rhythms of Life
Explore the powerful rhythms of the Sun and Moon, and their influence on the lives of plants and animals.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59, next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie: The Red Violin (El Violin Rojo)
(1998 USA). Director: Francois Girard. Starring: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau and Christoph Koncz. A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM, Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dance: Closing of the Season: 6 separate performances
These are all performances by students in different disciplines of dance. All study at Centro Municipal de Danza. Please come and support their hard work and dedication.
Location: Auditorium of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Times:
Ballet: 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Classical Dance: 3:00 PM
Contemporary Dance: 5:00 PM
Jazz Dance: 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan: Samson and Delilah
This is going to be a wonderful performance, with Rodrigo Garciarroyo as Samson and the very special Carla Dirlikov as Delilah. To find out how an exceptionally talented young lady, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, became the darling of Yucatan, read our article about Carla Dirlikov.
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time:8:00 PM SundayColectivo Santiaguero in Merida Yucatan
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Sunday of Free Music with “Mama Ruda
This performance also includes the Colectivo Santiaguero.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center, Calle 47 x 68, Col. Centro
Time: 5:00 PM Sunday
Admission: $20 pesos

Yucatan Living Silent Movie: Ingerborg Holm
(Sweden, 1913). Director: Victor Sjostrom. Starring Hilda Borgstrom and Aron Lindgren. Ingeborg Holm is widowed and can not handle the business that her husband has left. She moved to a hospice for the poor and must give up custody of her children. Following the misfortunes she suffered, her mental health deteriorates. Note the date on this film!
Location: Cineteca Nacional Manuel Barbachano Ponce in Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) June 25, 2012

Yucatan Living Look for a list of ongoing events here

 

Coming Soon

Yucatan Living Canada Day and 4th of July PicnicFourth of July Picnic in Progreso, Yucatan
June 26, 2012

This is a fund-raiser for the IWC Scholarship Fund and the Merida Mens’ Club charities: the Chicxulub Food Bank and the EducaTE Yucatan Breakfast Program. Sponsored by International Women’s Club and Merida Mens’ Club, jointly with M.E.L.L., the Beach Gals and the Sons of the Beach.
All You Can Eat Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Chicken with all the fixings. Attendees are welcome to bring a side dish for your group to share. There will be a raffle with great prizes, plenty of Rock and Roll music to dance to, and a cash bar. Bring a suit for swimming in the beautiful pool. There will also be games for children, such as a watermelon seed spitting contest and an egg in spoon race. 
Dance to the music of “Sol Survivor".
Location: La Casa del Malecon, Progreso, Yucatan
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Donation: Adults $125 pesos, Children 6 – 12 $50 pesos, Under 6 Free
Tickets Available: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524, x 66 y 68, Centro Merida, 924-8401, at all IWC and Mens Club functions, or by contacting in Merida…..Marie 999-908-7032, Roger 999-112-0686…in Progreso….Claudia 999-144-0848…Sharon 999-169-4704….Reg 999-149-3048

Yucatan Living Artistas de la Playa & Thai FLASH! Fundraiser in Chelem – June 29
Thai FLASH! Merida joins with Artistas de la Playa to creat an evening of great food, music, art and fun!
This event inaugurates the newly expanded Artistas Gallery and Art School in CHELEM.
Admission: $250 include dinner & a beverage, entertainment, art & craft market.
For information: artdeplaya [at] yahoo [dot] com or FaceBook Artistas de la Playa

Yucatan Living Dance: Metamorfosis
June 30, 2012
Metamorfosis, Gay Dance
This is a performance by the Yumaca Gay Dance Group, with choreography by Tobias Ojeda.
Location: Tapanco Cultural Center
Time: 9:00 PM

Admission: General $80 pesos, with discounts $60 pesos

Yucatan Living Summer Yoga at Semilla Yoga
These classes have been listed for Summer 2012

Theater in yoga for kids. Summer 2012 July 9 -27.
Intensive yoga for adults. Summer 2012, July  2 – August 10
Location: Semilla Yoga
More Information: Contact Semilla Yoga http://www.semillayoga.mx/contacto/

 

 

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