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Merida Events: Day of the Dead

This Week… starting October 29, 2012

Municipal Fiestas This Week

This week, every city, town and village will be alive with Día de los Muertos activities, so feel free to wander through every part of the State of Yucatan, where you can expect to see wonderful altars, freshly decorated cemeteries and a people who very much know the value of bringing the best of the past into the future with them.

Monday (Lunes) October 29, 2012

Yucatan LivingLook for a list of ongoing events here

Tuesday (Martes) October 30 , 2012

Yucatan Living Tribute to Dance: Swan Lake
This performance is by the students of Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes (the State Art Center), under the direction of Maestra Graciella Torres.
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Second Annual Merida IWC Halloween Party October 30
Costume and Dance Contests, Rock n’ Roll, FUSBOXX. Everyone is invited! Tickets include botanas, half a chicken or arrachera sandwich, fries, and a drink.
Location: Hennessey’s Irish Pub on Paseo de Montejo
Time: Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Admission: $200 pesos in advance. Tickets available at all IWC functions, Merida English Library or from admin [at] iwcmerida [dot] org.

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) October 31, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie: TBA

Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Day of the Death Activities in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Merida: 2012 Altars of Hanal Pixan
The State of Yucatan, along with several different agencies, will present the 2012 Altars ofHanal Pixan in the Plaza Grande on October 31. That night, there will be a traditional procession of souls from Parque Santa Lucia to the Plaza Grande. The desfile (parade) will include regional actors dressing as catrinas and skeletons and performing a skit about death. Each year, between 75 and 100 altars are put on display at this event. Candles are lit, traditional foods are cooked and chants, prayers and litanies fill the air. Traditional huts are built and, for some, pens hold chickens and other farm animals. Look for the new Governor to honor the tradition of sampling the food at each and every altar.
Location: Plaza Grande, Calle 60 x 61
Time: starting at 8 AM, Wednesday
Admission: Altars during the day, Parade at night

Yucatan Living Bow Wow Palooza (Evolución’s Halloween Party)
The Shops at La Maison Bleue & Talented Bitches are holding a Howl-o-Ween Party for the Dogs of Evolución. The evening will include Comedy by Mel Blossom, music, local art, a costume contest, shopping, delicious food and drinks by Cafe Crème, Thai Flash and other local vendors. At the end of the party, everyone will be off to Hennessy’s Irish Pub to finish the evening in style!
Location: Calle 41 x 58 y 60, Santa Ana
Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Wednesday
Admission: $100 pesos. Food & drinks not included in admission. Email allison [at] elestudio41 [dot] com to reserve your tickets.

Yucatan Living Sample Altars from the Workshops / Hanal Pixan
Another great way to see some Day of the Dead Altars if you missed the Plaza Grande.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, García Ginerés.
Time: 5:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Last day to Submit Your Drawing or Photo
Submit photos and drawings at Costco from September 24 through October 31. Winners will be announced at the opening of the Bird-a-Thon on November 23rd at 7:00 PM at the Central Building of UADY (Calle 60 # 491-A x 56, Merida Centro. This contest is open to children, young people, the general public and specialized photographers. The main objective is to promote knowledge, appreciation and conservation of birds in Yucatan and, at the same time, to promote a local market for bird watching. Learn More on the Festival de las Aves TOH 2012 website.

 

Thursday (Jueves)November 01 , 2012

Yucatan Living Movie:TBA

Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

Yucatan Living Ticul Fall Shoe Fair: October 26 through November 4
This fair is later and shorter than usual, so do try to set aside the time to make it there. Approximately 50 shoe factories will be represented at the fair.

 

Friday (Viernes) November 02, 2012

Yucatan Living National Holiday

Yucatan Living Movie: TBA

Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Friday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students

 

Saturday (Sabado) November 03, 2012

Yucatan Living Movie: TBA

Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM Saturday
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

 

Sunday (Domingo) November 04, 2012

Yucatan Living Video Documentary

Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the Zoo.
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

 

Monday (Lunes) November 05, 2012

Art Students Sale in Merida Yucatan

Yucatan Living Purpura Plastika Open House and Art Sale, Monday, November 5, 2012
You are cordially invited to visit Purpura Plastika at their first interactive center for art therapy and human development workshops and offices. They now have their own space to conduct their different workshops for children and adults.
Location: Calle 47, 268 B X 38 Corner. Col. Benito Juarez Norte
Directions: Go north on Prolongation Paseo de Montejo to intersection of Calle 49 (Av. Camara de Comercio). Turn RIGHT (east) on CALLE 49; 7/11 on your right and Plaza Villas Hacienda on your left. Continue down Calle 49 until you can make a u-turn back onto Calle 49 at either Calle 36 or Calle 34. If you cannot make this u-turn, continue until you can go ’round the glorieta and return back to Calle 49. Stay on Calle 49 and turn RIGHT onto Calle 38 and go one block. White house is on the right corner of Calle 38 and Calle 47.
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Admission:Free

 

Coming Soon
Ixil Farmers Market in Yucatan

Yucatan Living Mercado Campesino de Ixil (Ixil Farmer’s Market!): All Day: October 21, November 18, and December 16
This market is a joint project between Proyecto Itzaes, Rotary International, palo Alto Rotary, Club Rotario Nuevas Generaciones de Merida and the Town of Ixil, Yucatan. The purpose is to offer local and regional producers and artisans an alternative, local place to sell their products at better prices. This is a tents with tables and chairs kind of event with lots of fresh and prepared foods, local honey, arts and crafts, handmade clothing and much, much more. There will even be live music and pony rides.
Location: Getting there is easy. There are plenty of signs to guide your way from Chicxulub Pueblo.
More Information: If anyone is interested in setting up a tent or table, please contact Simon Clopton at simon [dot] clopton [at] gmail [dot] com. Participation is free and open to the public.

Yucatan Living 2012 Merida Music Festival November 18
Eight bands will be featured: Golden Years (oldies Rock & Roll), Colin Gow(60′s & 70′s nostalgia) , Maydel (Cuban singing sensation), Los Lasgori (alternative & contemporary Rock), Amongstequals (Rock & Blues), CopyPaste (funk, rock, blues, soul), Flusbook (R & B), and Yucatan’s Symphony Horn Quartet.
Location: Hacienda Dzibikak
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Admission: VIP: $1,000 pesos, includes unlimited food and drinks in an exclusive viewing area. General: $200 pesos in advance, $250 pesos on the day of the event. Free for children under 12. Tickets available at Hennessy’s Irish Pub on Paseo de Montejo and at Bierhaus in Colonia Mexico (Calle 23 # 93 x 18 y 20) or Bierhaus (Calle 62 x 57 y 59).

Yucatan Living Mexican Novemberfest Dinner & Quiz Sunday Nov. 25
Three course Mexican & German menu, followed by the Novemberfest Quiz. Laughter all the way!
strong>Location: Hotel Zamna, Cale 53 #547, Barrio de Santiago, Merida Centro
Time: Party Starts at 7:00 PM
Admission: $135 pesos. This is a tickets only dinner event due to catering requirements. Tickets are on sale now from Hotel Zamna reception. Limit: 36 guests. For more information Call: 999-924-0103

Yucatan Living Feria Yucatan at Xmatkuil: November 9 through December 2
This year, there will be more than 1,000 exhibitors and 1,800 artistic, sporting, cultural and recreational events for all ages. The fair provides space for commercial and business activity, while maintaining a family atmosphere. The main attractions will be the rides, the Atayde Brothers Circus, the Robotic Zoo, the Dolphinarium, the Extreme Magic Show and 4-D films. Entrance to these attractions ranges from $10 to $15 pesos. There will be free shows in El Teatro del Pueblo, as well as events in Palenque, the Lienzo Charro, the Pista de Calificaciones and the Plaza Monumental.
Location: at the Xmatkuil Fairgrounds , Calle 50 south of the city.
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Admission: Entrance: $15 pesos per person, Parking: $30 pesos

Benefit Concert at Hacienda Ochil in Yucatan

Yucatan Living Concert + Intervention: Philip Glass + James Turrell – November 14, 2012
All funds will be donated to a foundation dedicated to preserve the Maya culture. After the concert, there will be a cocktail for all attendees.
Location: Amphitheater of Hacienda Ochil
Time: Still to be announced
Admission: $4,000 pesos

Yucatan Living Tennis XXVI Yucatan Cup: November 19 –24
This is a Junior’s Tennis Tournament, sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation. If you love watching tennis, this is for you!
Location: Club Campestre de Yucatan, A.C. Calle 30 Diagonal #500, Col. Mexico, Merida
Time: Yet to be announced
Admission: Yet to be announced
Visit the ITF Yucatan Cup website

Yucatan Living Third Jose Jacinto Cuevas National and International Piano Competition: November 24 to December 1
Contestants in this competition are all world class pianists. Never miss even one of these performances! We even recommend the practice sessions! Be sure to be there on November 30, where you will be able to watch the three best of the best pianists compete for this award, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan.
Location: Yet to be announced
Time: Yet to be announced
Admission: Yet to be announced

Yucatan Living Muelle Market-Bazaar November 22
This market will take place on the third Thursday of every month. Look for them on Facebook or contact Nola Melin on Facebook.
Location: Chixchulub
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opening of the Exposition: Astillas… de un mismo palo
“Chips… of the same suit” presents contemporary Cuban graphics by three young Cubans. Please visit the website of In La’Kech Gallery for more information on the artists, their work and this event.
For additional information: , Call: (999) 109-6319

Yucatan Living Arte a Mano Show by AANY: December 1 & 2
Mark your calendars for the Yucatan Peninsula’s best show of handmade arts & crafts! This show is in its fourth wonderful year now, and features reasonably-priced handmade items by many different artisans. You can buy everything from handmade knives to baskets, sculptures, jewelry… the list goes on. More details to follow soon!
Location: CANACO Center off Avenida Itzaes (same place as last year)
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, both days
Admission: Yet to be announced

Yucatan Living 2013 Planned Pethood Sterilization Clinic
Clear your calendars for the following days. If you can’t be there, please consider sending donations as more information on what is needed comes in.
January 6 and 7 (Sunday and Monday): Progreso
January 8 (Tuesday): Cholul or Progreso
January 9 (Wednesday): Day of Rest
January 10 – 13 (Thursday – Sunday): Merida
Goal: 300 animals spayed or neutered per day (2,100 animals !!!)
We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

 

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One Response to “Merida Events: Day of the Dead”

  1. You led us astray with the Swan Lake which turned out not to be free. Or maybe it was free only for mexicans. The 60mn wouldn’t have been a problem but I’d gone with only 50 in my purse, thinking I wouldn’t need cash! Oh well, next time.

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