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This Week in Merida

Cuarteto Genesis in Merida Yucatan

You Need Music!

Throughout the months of May and June, Cuarteto Genesis is offering their services for private recitals at the reduced rate of $5,000 pesos per performance. If you have an event planned, check to see if they still have room in their schedule by calling them at: 999-112-6816 and visit their website. They will be in concert at UADY’s Felipe Carrillo Puerto Theater later this month, so stay tuned for details.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Tomorrow, May 15, is Teacher’s Day in Mexico – so, if you forgot to plan something special for a teacher, there’s still time to get busy and show your appreciation!

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Conversaciones con Amigos (Conversations with Friends) – Come one, come all! You do not have to be a member to attend. Come to practice Spanish or English. Usually, there’s a group of both English and Spanish native speakers, and the evening is very informative.

Location: Merida English Library, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68.

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Admission: small donation

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events VAQUERÍA Folkloric Ballet – Members of the Jaranera Orchestra perform for this event, which includes music, dancing and costumes.

Location: First floor of the Municipal Palace in the Plaza Grande (the building with the clock)

Time: Every Monday at 9:00 PM

Admission: free

Tuesday May 15, 2007

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Remembrance Musicals – Live, Big Band Music outdoors in the park. Dancing is encouraged! If you don’t want to dance, just come and listen and watch the others.

Location: Parque de Santiago, Calle 72 at Calle 59

Time: Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM

Admission: free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Tuesday of Trova:
Romance Trio


Second place winner in the Concurso de Trios organized by Camara Nacional de Comercio, Servicios, and Tourismo de Merida (CANACO – SERVYTUR). Today their serenade is dedicated to los maestros (the teachers).

Location: "Dr Silvio Zavala Vallado" Auditorium in the Olimpo

For: Adults and children over the age of 6

Time: 8:30 PM

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Mexican Holiday: Teacher’s Day! Why not show your appreciation by taking a teacher out to dinner and a show? Make it a night to remember!

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Opera Returns to Yucatan! This year: Madame Butterfly! with the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, now in its Seventh Season. Madame Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini that was first performed in 1904 at La Scala in Milan, Italy. According to scholars, it is based on actual events that occurred in the early 1890′s in Nagasaki. This tragic story of a clash of cultures and expectations now belongs to the world.

Location: Jose Peon Contreras Theater

Time: 9:00 PM on May 11, 15, and 17 and Sunday, May 13, at 6:00 PM

Admission: Various, depending on seats. Check at the box office for what is still available.

Katrina Schikora in Cholul Merida YucatanYucatan Living brings you Merida Events Katrin’s Photography

The photography of Katrin Schikora, an accomplished ceramic artist, will be on display until May 27. You can get a glimpse of her work at her website. One pass through her website and you’ll sense a trip to Cholul in your very near future. Sometimes, the sheer volume of talent and expertise we have in Yucatan is nothing short of astounding!

Location: Centro de Artes Visuales,
Calle 60 # 411 between 45 and 47

Time: Tue. – Fri. 10 AM to 8 PM, Sat. & Sun. 10 AM to 7 PM

Admission: Free

Wednesday May 16, 2007

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Wednesday in Concert:
Compañía Ixchel


Disney on Broadway, Two worlds in order to dream.

Location: Dr Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium in the Olimpo

For: Adults and children over the age of 6

Time: 9:00 PM

Admission: $30

Thursday May 17, 2007

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events “To Remember is to Live” – Live music under the trees in one of Merida’s oldest parks.

Location: Parque Zoológico del Centenario (The Zoo), Calle 59 at Avenida Itzaes

When: 4:00 PM

Admission: free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Yucatan Song and Dance

Finalists in the Concurso de Canto (Course in Singing) for Older Adults in the sister states of Yucatan and Guanajuato and a presentation by the Folkloric Ballet of the Instituto Mexicano de Arte

Location: Teatro Carlos Acereto, Calle 55 # 490 B by 38

Time: 8:30 PM

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Inauguration of the Exposition:
Ermilo Torre Gamboa


Three stages of his work

Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti in Parque de Las Americas

Time: 8:00 PM

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Tribute to Maestro Pedro Hoil Calderon

Yucatecan music by Quartet Ad Libitum and Quintet Ek Balam

Under the direction of Jose Armondo Zamora Hoil

Location: Dr Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium in the Olimpo

For: Adults and children over the age of 6

Time: 9:00 PM

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Yucatecan Serenade: This is still my favorite of all the serenades and is a must see, especially for new folks and visitors. But be careful – this is one of those places where you are most likely to fall in love with Merida and her people.

Location: Parque Santa Lucía Calle 60 and 55, Downtown

Time: 9:00 PM

Admission: free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Opera Returns to Yucatan!
Madame Butterfly


With the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan

Now in its Seventh Season

Location: Jose Peon Contreras Theater

Time: 9:00 PM on May 11, 15, and 17

Admission: Various, check with box office

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Elections! Sunday is an election. Usually, the day before an election, stores are not allowed to buy alcohol. So if you are planning a party this weekend, better stock up on beer today!



Friday May 18, 2007

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Noches Románticas en La Ermita (Romantic Nights in the Hermitage)

Location: Parque de la Ermita de Santa Isabel

Time: 1st and 3rd Fridays at 9:00 PM

Admission: free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Movie: Fahrenheit 911

Michael Moore Documentary (U.S., 2004)

Location: Video Sala at the Olimpo

For: Adults and Adolescents

Time: 7:00 PM

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Revista Musical Meridana

“Mothers who sing and enchant”

Location: Dr Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium in the Olimpo

For: Adults and Adolescents

Time: 8:30 PM

Admission: General: $50, INAPAM: $40

 

Saturday May 19, 2007

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events The Disguises of Ricardo Prieto

Under the direction of Nelson Cepeda Borda

Produced by the City Council of Merida, in conjunction with the 3rd Annual International Festival of the Artes Merida Capital Cultural

Location: Dr Silvio Zavala Vallado Auditorium in the Olimpo

For: Adults and Adolescents (in Spanish)

Time: 8:00 PM

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Film Festival Winner
The winner of the Short Film Festival on the Mayan Riviera 2006.

Location: National Cineteca "Manuel Barbachano Ponce" at Teatro Merida

For: Adults and Adolescents (in Spanish)

Time: 7:00 PM

Admission: Free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Noche Mexicana (Mexican Night)

Each Saturday night, there is a performance on an outdoor stage, usually by a musical or dance group from another part of Mexico. Chairs are set up for the audience, but it’s often standing room only. Booths selling food and handcrafts are set up in the park.

Location: Beginning of Paseo Montejo, Calle 56A between 47 and 49

Time: 7:00 PM

Admission: free

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events En El Corazón de Mérida (In the Heart of Merida) – live music from jazz to salsa to whatever held on various stages around the Plaza Grande. Many of the streets leading to the Plaza are closed to all but foot traffic, and the restaurants and bars put their chairs and tables outside in the streets.

Location: Centro

Time: Saturday nights, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Admission: free

Sunday May 20, 2007

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Elections today for many state and local officials, including the Governor of Yucatan, who has a six year term. For months, banners for Ivonne (PRI) and Xavier (PAN), as well as numerous other candidates, have been waving over the streets of Merida. Now, finally, we will find out who wins.

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events NOTICE: Cultural Events sponsored by the City of Merida are canceled sunday

because of the elections. This includes Merida en Domingo and the

usual programs at the Olimpo and the Cineteca National y Sala de Arte.

Yucatan Living brings you Merida Events Rinconete y Cortadillo A theater version, by José Ramón Enríquez, of a novella written by Miguel de Cervantes. Rinconete and Cortadillo are children of the streets, just trying to survive in an unjust world.

Director: Francisco Marín

Location: Central Patio of Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 between 64 and 66 next to the Templo de Monjas (Nun’s Temple).

Time: 7:00 PM

Admission: Free

As always, but especially this week, check back here for updates. We’re taking a short vacation at the beginning of the week, so we’ll have more updates after, no doubt.

 


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One Response to “This Week in Merida”

  1. Thanks so much for your wonderful information. I will be arriving on Wed /23 and am happy to be up to date. Enjoy your half week off and I will be tuning in later in the week. Thanks again. Nancy Walters

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