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Merida Events: Music Everywhere!

23 September 2015 Events 0

This week marks the end of September, but apparently not yet an end to the rain, heat and mosquitoes of summer. Hang in there, Yucatan! Cooler days are ahead! In the meantime, check out all the great events happening this week. There is an amazing range of music this week, from blues and soul to the more traditional trova and the classical performances of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra. Stay tuned to this page as more events are added all the time!

Sunday 20th

  • Worship Beach: English Church Services

    • Sun September 20th 2015
    • 9:00 am
    • Free
    • Presbyterian Iglesia Jesus in Progreso MAP »

    All denominations welcome. The church, Presbyterian Iglesia Jesus, is located in Progreso on the corner of Calle 35 and Calle 80. Traveling from Merida to Progreso, cross over the Chixculub Telchac hi more »

  • Sports Bici-Ruta: Prolongacion Paseo Montejo – La Ermita, and Parque Zoologico Animaya

    • Sun September 20th 2015
    • 9:00 am
    • Free
    • (1) Prolongacion Paseo Montejo to La Ermita through Centro and (2) Parque Zoologico Animaya MAP »

    This is a family event with an amazing array of activities (music, sports, art, etc). Please visit the website for this week's schedule. On Sundays, there are two routes: (1) Prolongacion Paseo Monte more »

  • Market Merida en Domingo

    • Sun September 20th 2015
    • 11:00 am
    • Free
    • Historical Center of Merida MAP »

    The center of the city is closed to thru traffic while pedestrians enjoy entertainment, shopping and food. There are lots of workshops and exhibitions, where wonderful art and crafts are on sale. Ong more »

  • Music Classical Music: Piano Recital by Alberto Alvarez

    • Sun September 20th 2015
    • 12:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Jose Peon Contreras MAP »

    If you had to choose only one performance to see during this festival, this would have to be it. This huge talent is one of Yucatan’s treasures – well, he’s Cuban, but he’s ours now! – and h more »

  • Music Instrumental Music: Classic and Romantic: Yucatan of My Heart

    • Sun September 20th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Libertad MAP »

    This is a celebration of the 30 year career of Rocio Sobrado, featuring Gabriel Velazquez and Mariachi Metamorfosis. more »

  • Dance Classical Dance: The Sounds of the Confidentes

    • Sun September 20th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Armando Manzanero MAP »

    This performance presents love stories from popular music in the decades from 1940 to 1970. It is part of the 2015 Season of the Cinthia Ricalde Professional Dance Groups. Dancing tonight is the Class more »

Monday 21st

  • Meeting Conversaciones con Amigos (Conversations with Friends)

    • Mon September 21st 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • small donation
    • Merida English Library MAP »

    This event is held at Merida English Library. Practice Spanish or English with friends. Membership not necessary. The library really needs English-speaking participants, as word is getting out that t more »

  • Film Hennessy's Movie Night

    • Mon September 21st 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • Free
    • Hennessy's Restaurant MAP »

    Each week, a new movie. Watch outside with friends while you enjoy dinner or a drink or both. more »

  • Theatre Musical Theater: The Conquest of the Land

    • Mon September 21st 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Jose Peon Contreras MAP »

    This performance is under the direction of Ermilo Echeverria. more »

  • Workshops Focus Essential Workshop

    • Mon September 21st 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • $1890 MXN
    • Flow Holistic Center MAP »

    In 16+ hours we will cover all the steps required to create an image: How does your camera work Composition Rules (and how to break them) Understanding the different photographic styles How to know wh more »

  • Dance Vaqueria Night

    • Mon September 21st 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • Free
    • MAP »

    Performances by the Ballet Folklorico de Merida, accompanied by the Orchestra Jaranera. This celebration has its roots in the 18th century, when cattle ranching was the main source of wealth on the Yu more »

Tuesday 22nd

  • Meeting Merida Men's Club

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 8:00 am
    • Donation plus buffet is $130 pesos. Bring a friend!
    • Main Restaurant at the Hyatt Hotel, Calle 60 x Av. Colon MAP »

    Meetings Held: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and 5th Tuesday if there is one. This is a multi-national English-speaking group whose members live in or near Merida, Yucatan. They meet for coffee, breakfast and more »

  • Market North Merida Mercado Consciente (Organic Market)

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 9:30 am
    • Free
    • TaBoO & Tea, Fracc. de Montejo MAP »

    We don't know what this is about... go and find out! more »

  • Market Chelem: Tuesday Farmer’s Market

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 2:00 pm
    • Free but be prepared to shop and eat!
    • At the left of the 1st tope in Chelem MAP »

    Hosted by Artistas de la Playa and Masai Maya Bistro. Fruit, vegetables, baked goods, handicrafts, art, children’s activities, entertainment. more »

  • Meeting AA Steps Meeting in English

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 5:30 pm
    • Donation
    • Merida English Library MAP »

    AA Steps meeting at the library. more »

  • Meeting French Afternoons at Negrita Cantina

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 6:30 pm
    • 30 pesos, seating limited to 15
    • La Negrita Cantina MAP »

    French conversation for all levels, with support by the French Alliance of Merida. This is the place to come and enjoy either learning or practicing new French language skills or, for those for whom F more »

  • Music Traditional Yucateca Trova: Anniversary Tribute

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Jose Peon Contreras MAP »

    35th Anniversary of Jose Dorantes and Los Embajadores. This performance is titled "Gracias" - in honor of the 35 years of dedication and service to the preservation of traditional Yucateca trova by J more »

  • Music 50th Anniversary of Artistic Life: Carlos Tello

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 8:30 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Armando Manzanero Mérida, Yucatán.

    Come and enjoy a tropical night in Havana, complete with an orchestra, a dance troupe and the Voices Without Borders Choir. This is the 50th anniversary celebration of the artistic life and career o more »

  • Dance Musical Memories

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 8:30 pm
    • Free
    • MAP »

    This weekly dance has been held every Tuesday night since Valentine’s Day, 1984. Come out and enjoy the Big Band sounds of the 1940′s, performed by members of the wonderful Jaranera Orchestra. Bes more »

  • Music Tribute to Jose Jose

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Fantasia MAP »

    This tribute to Jose Jose is by Bogar Kaim. more »

  • Film Eco de la Montaña

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 pesos students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    This film documents the life, work and struggle for survival of the Huichol artist Santos de la Torre. While one of his murals beads enjoys a place of honor on the threshold of the Louvre Museum in Pa more »

  • Film David Wants to Fly

    • Tue September 22nd 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    This 2010 German documentary follows its director, Berlin-based, film school graduate David Sieveking, as he interacts with his film hero David Lynch, and explores the Transcendental Meditation moveme more »

Wednesday 23rd

  • Miscellaneous Fall Equinox

    • Wed September 23rd 2015
    • 3:20 pm
    • Free
    • MAP »

    This is a major event at most of the archaeological sites in Yucatan. more »

  • Film Sombra Blanca

    • Wed September 23rd 2015
    • 6:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 pesos students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    We don't know what this is about... go and find out! more »

  • Music Tom Kubin's Soul Train

    • Wed September 23rd 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Libertad MAP »

    You can always be certain of at least one concert by Tom Kubin's Soul Train during the Fall Cultural Festival. We wish we had more of them throughout the year! This is Funk, Rhythm and Blues, and Soul more »

  • Music Concert: With Love for Mexico

    • Wed September 23rd 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Jose Peon Contreras MAP »

    This is a performanceby the Orquesta Tipica Yukalpeten, under the directon of Pedro Carlos Herrera, plus additional invited guest artists. If you want to know what ever happened to the "children (hipp more »

  • Music Traditional and New Trova Yucateca

    • Wed September 23rd 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Fantasio MAP »

    This performance is under the direction of Cesar Marrufo. One of the reasons trova is such a timeless genre is that traditional forms are protected, while new forms are allowed to evolve. The results more »

  • Tour Tour of the General Cemetery of Merida

    • Wed September 23rd 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Merida's Cementerio General MAP »

    This is a tour through the General Cemetery of Merida, pointing out the history of the city and some of the more famous people who are buried there. more »

  • Workshops Focus Essential Workshop

    • Wed September 23rd 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • $1890 MXN
    • Flow Holistic Center MAP »

    In 16+ hours we will cover all the steps required to create an image: How does your camera work Composition Rules (and how to break them) Understanding the different photographic styles How to know wh more »

  • Film Paris, Texas

    • Wed September 23rd 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 pesos students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    The plot focuses on an amnesiac (Stanton) who, after mysteriously wandering out of the desert, attempts to reconnect with his brother (Stockwell) and seven-year-old son (Carson). He and his son end up more »

Thursday 24th

  • Dance To Remember is to Live

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 4:00 pm
    • Free
    • Centennario Zoo MAP »

    This is a dance that begins early and ends at a reasonable hour. Music is provided by the Jaranera Orchestra, with their signature Big Band sound. It was originally intended as an entertainment venue more »

  • Film A Ras del Cielo

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 5:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    2013 documentary film. An intimate look at the lives of modern circus performers in and out of Cirque Du Soleil. The film follows the stories of several different performers and gives viewers an unpre more »

  • Meeting Al-Anon Meeting in English

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 5:30 pm
    • Donation
    • Merida English Library MAP »

    We don't know what this is about... go and find out! more »

  • Meeting AA Discussion Meetings in English

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • Donation
    • Merida English Library MAP »

    AA Discussion meeting. more »

  • Music Gala: The Vegas in Concert

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Jose Peon Contreras MAP »

    This is a gala performance by Fernando, Fernando Jr., and Ricardo Vega. more »

  • Music Palomo Big Band Soul, Funk and Pop

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Libertad Mérida, Yucatán.

    This performance is under the direction of Alberto Palomo. It is a tribute to the themes of Earth Wind and Fire, and to Michael Jackson more »

  • Fiesta En el Corazon de Merida (In the Heart of Merida)

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Centro Merida MAP »

    Streets are decorated with a festival atmosphere in mind, and closed to vehicular traffic. Loads of cultural entertainment are available, and shops stay open with sales for everyone. Whether you are s more »

  • Workshops Focus Essential Workshop

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • $1890 MXN
    • Flow Holistic Center MAP »

    In 16+ hours we will cover all the steps required to create an image: How does your camera work Composition Rules (and how to break them) Understanding the different photographic styles How to know wh more »

  • Music 55th Anniversary of Trio Los Tres Yucatecos

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Fantasio MAP »

    This is a performance by Trio los Tres Yucatecos. more »

  • Film Particle Fever

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 pesos students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    2014 in English. Scientists re-create conditions from the big-bang theory to investigate the origin of all matter and unravel the mysteries of the universe. more »

  • Music Serenade in Santa Lucia Park

    • Thu September 24th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • Free
    • Santa Lucia Park MAP »

    Serenata Yucateca (Yucatecan Serenade) This is the defining serenade of Merida and has been performed every Thursday night for over 40 years. Parque Santa Lucia, home to the Altar to Trova is the cent more »

Friday 25th

  • Film The Brothers Skladanowsky

    • Fri September 25th 2015
    • 6:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    A mixture of fiction and documentary about Max Emil and Eugen Skladanowsky, German film pioneers who, like many of their contemporaries, worked in the capture and projection of motion pictures. They p more »

  • Film Party Girl

    • Fri September 25th 2015
    • 6:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    An aging nightclub hostess decides to settle down and get married. French with Spanish subtitles. more »

  • Film Heli

    • Fri September 25th 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • free
    • Videosala of the Olimpo MAP »

    (Mexico, 2013). Director: Amat Escalante. Starring: Armando Espita, Andrea Vergara, and Linda Gonzalez. Language: Spanish Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadve more »

  • Music Concert in Rio Menor by Amin Wejebe

    • Fri September 25th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Libertad Mérida, Yucatán.

    A concert of live voices, along with unreleased tracks. more »

  • Fiesta En el Corazon de Merida (In the Heart of Merida)

    • Fri September 25th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Centro Merida MAP »

    Streets are decorated with a festival atmosphere in mind, and closed to vehicular traffic. Loads of cultural entertainment are available, and shops stay open with sales for everyone. Whether you are s more »

  • Dance XVI Festival Internacional AVANT GARDE MEXICO 2015

    • Fri September 25th 2015
    • 8:30 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Armando Manzanero MAP »

    This performance features Cristobal Ocana, Umbral Danza Contemporanea more »

  • Music Yucatan Symphony Orchestra: Program 2

    • Fri September 25th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • Tickets available at the box office and online at their website.
    • Jose Peon Contreras Theatre MAP »

    This performance will be under the baton of Guest Director Andres Salado, and will feature Laura Villafranca on the piano. Music will includeRachmaninov’s Concierto para piano No. 2, Op. 18, and Men more »

  • Music Popular Music: Under the Skin (Bajo la piel)

    • Fri September 25th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Fantasio MAP »

    This is a concert by Abril Rivas. She is really quite good and audiences love her. more »

  • Film Abrazos de Agua

    • Fri September 25th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    A documentary from Argentina about the magnificence of sharks. In Spanish, maybe with English subtitles. more »

Saturday 26th

Sunday 27th

  • Tour BIrdwatching at Uxmal

    • Sun September 27th 2015
    • 5:00 am
    • $350 pesos
    • Chedraui on Itzaes MAP »

    We don't know what this is about... go and find out! more »

  • Worship Beach: English Church Services

    • Sun September 27th 2015
    • 9:00 am
    • Free
    • Presbyterian Iglesia Jesus in Progreso MAP »

    All denominations welcome. The church, Presbyterian Iglesia Jesus, is located in Progreso on the corner of Calle 35 and Calle 80. Traveling from Merida to Progreso, cross over the Chixculub Telchac hi more »

  • Sports Bici-Ruta: Prolongacion Paseo Montejo – La Ermita, and Parque Zoologico Animaya

    • Sun September 27th 2015
    • 9:00 am
    • Free
    • (1) Prolongacion Paseo Montejo to La Ermita through Centro and (2) Parque Zoologico Animaya MAP »

    This is a family event with an amazing array of activities (music, sports, art, etc). Please visit the website for this week's schedule. On Sundays, there are two routes: (1) Prolongacion Paseo Monte more »

  • Market Merida en Domingo

    • Sun September 27th 2015
    • 11:00 am
    • Free
    • Historical Center of Merida MAP »

    The center of the city is closed to thru traffic while pedestrians enjoy entertainment, shopping and food. There are lots of workshops and exhibitions, where wonderful art and crafts are on sale. Ong more »

  • Music Yucatan Symphony Orchestra: Program 2

    • Sun September 27th 2015
    • 12:00 pm
    • Tickets available at the box office and online through their website.
    • Teatro Jose Peon Contreras MAP »

    This performance will be under the baton of Guest Director Andres Salado, and will feature Laura Villafranca on the piano. Music will includeRachmaninov’s Concierto para piano No. 2, Op. 18, and Men more »

  • Film In the Company of Wolves (Documentary)

    • Sun September 27th 2015
    • 12:00 pm
    • Free
    • Museum of Natural History MAP »

    This documentary tells the touching true story of a pack of wolves and the humans who raised them since they were puppies. The myth of the ferocious carnivorous beast dissipates before striking facts more »

  • Dance Super Moon African Dance

    • Sun September 27th 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • $80 pesos
    • Flow Holistic Center MAP »

    Starts with a small meditation, then some great free-style dancing to celebrate the full moon. Each month on the full moon. For more info, contact more »

  • Music The Blues Ladies

    • Sun September 27th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Jose Peon Contreras MAP »

    It really doesn't get much better than this! End the weekend with Maria Teresa Gomez, Malena Duran and Gina Osorno in concert. There's just something about the blues that speaks to everyone. This conc more »

  • Dance XVI Festival Internacional AVANT GARDE MEXICO 2015

    • Sun September 27th 2015
    • 8:30 pm
    • Free
    • Teatro Armando Manzanero MAP »

    Featuring Cristobal Ocana, Umbral Danza Contemporanea more »

Monday 28th

  • Miscellaneous Total Lunar Eclipse

    • Mon September 28th 2015
    • 12:00 am
    • Free
    • In the sky! MAP »

    There is no word yet on the time of this eclipse. While it is not a major event, it still will have a number of informal celebrations attached to it. more »

  • Meeting Conversaciones con Amigos (Conversations with Friends)

    • Mon September 28th 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • small donation
    • Merida English Library MAP »

    This event is held at Merida English Library. Practice Spanish or English with friends. Membership not necessary. The library really needs English-speaking participants, as word is getting out that t more »

  • Film Hennessy's Movie Night

    • Mon September 28th 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • Free
    • Hennessy's Restaurant MAP »

    Each week, a new movie. Watch outside with friends while you enjoy dinner or a drink or both. more »

  • Miscellaneous Super Moon

    • Mon September 28th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • Free
    • In the sky... MAP »

    This date is governed by the cycles of the Sun and/or Moon and is usually associated with major holidays and celebrations in Yucatan. more »

  • Dance Vaqueria Night

    • Mon September 28th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • Free
    • MAP »

    Performances by the Ballet Folklorico de Merida, accompanied by the Orchestra Jaranera. This celebration has its roots in the 18th century, when cattle ranching was the main source of wealth on the Yu more »

 

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