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This Weekend in Merida – April 28 and 29

Vote for Chichén Itzá! Time is running out!

On February 27, 2007, Bernard Weber, Swiss President of the New Seven Wonders Foundation, delivered certification into the hands of Governor Patricio Patrón Laviada, that Chichén Itzá, one of the most symbolic monuments of the Mayan culture, is one of the 21 candidates to become one of the Seven New Wonders of the Modern World. chichen itza 7th wonder of the world

Voting for the Seven New Wonders of the Modern World ended Friday, July, 6. Our congratulations to the winners!

Saturday April 28

Turix Blue -Vocal Jazz

Romeo Rodríguez, Director

Location: Teatro Mérida

Admission: $30 General Admission

Time: 9:00 PM

Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective (1926 – 1939)

Jamaica Inn

With: Charles Laughton (Sir. Humphrey Pengallan), Leslie Banks (Joss Merlyn) and Maureen ÓHara (Mary Yelland)
Synopsis: The action is located at the end of the 18th century. A young, orphaned girl, of Irish descent, Mary Yelland wishes to visit her Aunt Patience, who is married to Joss Merlyn, proprietor of "Jamaica Inn". During the trip, Mary meets a Justice of the Peace, Sir Humphrey Pengaltan, who feels strongly attracted to her. Once in Jamaica Inn, Mary realizes, little by little, that the inn is a hideout for one of the smugglers, and that Joss Merlyn is one of them. This revelation puts to Mary in enormous danger and causes both treason and death to come to "Jamaica Inn". Hmmm… sounds like fun!

Duration: 100 min.

Location: Teatro Mérida: Cineteca Nacional

Admission: $30 ; $15 for students, INAPAM & ISSTEY

Time: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Ciclo de Musicarte

Ensamble de Percusiones Sensemayá

David Martínez, Director

Location: Centro Poder Joven (Calle: 66 x 61 y 63 Centro- the old FEY building)

Admission: Free

Time: 6:30 PM

Noche Mexicana (Mexican Night)

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

Admission: Free

Time: 7:00 PM

En el Corazone de Merida (In the Heart of Merida)

Location: Centro

Admission: Free

Time: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Sunday April 29

Matinees Infantiles

Location: Teatro Merida,
National Cineteca

The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones’ service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda. It’s all worth it just to watch Johnny Depp do his Keith Richards impression again!

Duration: 143 minutes.

Sala de Arte: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R. The Movie.

Sailor’s scouts will have to win against Fiore, an extraterrestrial being, who seeks to destroy the human race with the power of the evil flower of Sheniah. Foire also seeks to remain with Darien. Sounds like a space-age soap opera!

Duration: 60 min.

Admission: Free (Space is Limited)

Times: 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM

Encore Performance: Beethoven

The Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan

Director Invitado: Francisco Savin

Solista: Joaquin Melo (flute)

Franz Llizt: 3rd Prelude from Poema Sinfonico

Mozart: Flute Concerto in G

Beethoven: Sinfonica 7

Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras

Admission: $100, $80, $60, $40

Time: 12:00 PM

Mérida en Domingo

A Spectacular Tradition in Mérida

Location: Centro, Plaza Grande

Time: 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM

Encore Performance:

Jamaica Inn, with Charles Laughton and Maurene O’Hara.

Location: Teatro Mérida: Cineteca Nacional

Admission: $30 ; $15 for students, INAPAM & ISSTEY

Time: 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

“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

Admission: Free

Time: 7:00 PM

Movie Matinée


Location: VideoSala. Olimpo

Admission: Free

Time: 10:00 AM

Documentary: Trees

Location: Museum of Natural History

Admission: Free

Time: 12:00 PM

Have you ridden your bicycle lately?

Don’t forget the Bici-Ruta

Click on Programa de Actividades

There’s something for everyone on bikes in Merida on Sunday! Read about it here.

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6 Responses to “This Weekend in Merida – April 28 and 29”

  1. Thanks WG’s!

    I have voted!!!

  2. Re: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R. The Movie. Some stories are “forever”… that children’s movie is a futuristic version of Sleeping Beauty… right down to the kiss. So – grab a bunch of kids and take them to see it! :)

  3. I have been visiting your website for about six months, and as a result my wife and I plan to visit Merida this coming winter! It sounds like this was a great weekend, but I have a practical question–when you quote the price of admission to an event, are you quoting in U.S. dollars or pesos? (For example–”Turix Blue -Vocal Jazz
    $30 General Admission”) And if it is in pesos, what is the approximate current conversion rate?



  4. Hola, Alan!
    The $ is used by Mexico to denote pesos too, so when we quote a price here, it is in pesos, unless we follow it with USD (US Dollar).

    The current conversion rate is about 11… in other words, 11 pesos to 1 US dollar.

    So a $30 admission is about $2.50 USD… such a deal, huh?

  5. Alan – Madam Butterfly is coming next month and the “expensive” tickets are $100 pesos. I nearly had a heart attack because they are so high – and then felt so guilty – those tickets would be hundreds and hundreds of U.S. dollars back home. shame on me! :)

  6. I voted too!!! :)


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