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Merida Events: Hanal Pixan!

Catrinas strike a pose during Hanal Pixan in Merida, Yucatan

Merida Events: Hanal Pixan!

25 October 2015 Events 0

Events this week are leading up to the wonderful weekend of Hanal Pixan, as Day of the Dead is known in this part of Mexico. The celebrations around Hanal Pixan include the Paseo de las Animas, which ranges from San Juan to the General Cemetery, with the focus of the event in Parque L'Ermita. Neighbors and representatives of towns from around the Yucatan Peninsula will start setting up altars on Calle 66 near Ermita during the day on Friday, and the event really gets into gear as the sun goes down. If this year is like the previous ones, the streets will be packed and the atmosphere will be festive. At some point, a parade of catrinas and calaveras will wind their way from San Juan to the cemetery, faces painted like skeletons as they remind the viewing public that someday we will all be ghosts. Death and Life are both celebrated with costumes, candles, food and drink.

Later during the weekend (and honestly, we don't know which day, so check both days!), the square in the Plaza Grande will be filled with altars from around the Yucatan. Here's a chance to see the altars in daytime and understand how they are constructed, what they consist of and see the people of Yucatan participating in one of their most cherished rituals.

Enjoy!!

Events

  • Music Rock Concert: Corona Elements

    • Sat October 24th 2015
    • 5:00 pm
    • VIP: 1,010 pesos, General: 335 pesos
    • Centro De Espectáculos Carta Clara MAP »

    Groups performing tonight: Caifanes, Maldita Vecindad, Kinky and DLD more »

  • Tour Birdwatching Tour

    • Sun October 25th 2015
    • 4:00 am
    • $400 pesos
    • Xochen, Valladolid MAP »

    With more than 180 species registered in this area, Xochen is a birdwatcher's paradise. Come join us on the next adventure!! Meet in front of the Burger King at Alta Brisa Plaza. more »

  • Fairs & Expos Corona Tuning Fest

    • Sun October 25th 2015
    • 10:00 am
    • Free
    • Parking lot of Plaza Sendero MAP »

    Do you love cars? Other things that go vrooom? This is going to be the place to be for you! Muscle cars, monster trucks, vochos, superbikes, ATV's, tuning demonstrations, you name it! What fun! more »

  • Music Presentations: Estampas Musicales Mexicanas

    • Sun October 25th 2015
    • 6:00 pm
    • Free
    • At the Olimpo MAP »

    These are short presentations of a variety of Mexican musical styles. more »

  • Music Tribute to Armando Manzanero

    • Sun October 25th 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • $100, 50, 25 pesos
    • Jose Peon Contreras Theatre MAP »

    Be present at a tribute to Armando Manzanero, one of Yucatan's most famous songwriters and singers. Tickets can be purchased at: Teatro Armando Manzanero Teatro José Peón Contreras Teatro Daniel more »

  • Film Like Father, Like Son

    • Wed October 28th 2015
    • 6:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 students
    • MAP »

    A Japanese drama from 2013 that won multiple awards. Ryota learns that his biological son was switched at birth with the boy he has raised, and he must make a life-impacting decision between his two s more »

  • Film Wolfpack

    • Wed October 28th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    A 2015 Documentary. Locked away from the outside world in a Manhattan apartment, the Angulo siblings satisfy their curiosity, imagination and need to explore by re-enacting their favorite movies. more »

  • Film Don't Come Knocking

    • Thu October 29th 2015
    • 6:00 pm
    • $35 pesos $20 students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    2005 indie drama starring Sam Shepard. Washed-up movie star Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) spends his days drowning his sorrows in an endless stream of drugs and alcohol, but news that he may have father more »

  • Film Rosemary's Baby

    • Thu October 29th 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • Free
    • Videosala of the Olimpo MAP »

    (United States 1968). Director: Roman Polanski. Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon. A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurr more »

  • Film Clouds of Sils Maria

    • Thu October 29th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • $35 pesos, $20 students
    • LA68 Cultural Center MAP »

    A veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier. It more »

  • Fairs & Expos Health & Fitness Expo (part of 1/2 Marathon activities)

    • Fri October 30th 2015
    • 9:00 am
    • Free
    • Siglo XXI Convention Center MAP »

    The Health & Fitness Expo will run all day Friday. Admission is free and there and there will be a wide assortment of sport, health and cultural exhibits Runners pick up their race numbers, timin more »

  • Film The Curse of the Werewolf

    • Fri October 30th 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • Free
    • Videosala of the Olimpo MAP »

    (United Kingdom 1961). Director: Terence Fisher. Starring: Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed, and Yvonne Romain. In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His more »

  • Art Noche de Gallerias

    • Fri October 30th 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • Free
    • around Merida, Yucatan MAP »

    Take a tour of some of Merida's most popular art galleries which will stay open on this night. more »

  • Music Concerts: II Festival Peninsula Sonora

    • Fri October 30th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • General: $50 pesos, Students and INAPAM: $25
    • Auditorium of the Olimpo MAP »

    This event is under the direction of Elias Puc. Sonora Peninsula Festival is a project that was supported by the Municipal Fund for the Performing Arts and Music. more »

  • Art Inauguration of the Exposition: Balconear

    • Fri October 30th 2015
    • 8:00 pm
    • Free
    • Calle 40 #501K entre 61 y 63, Colonia Centro MAP »

    October 30, November 13, and December 4 Inauguration of the Exposition: Balconear These works are the Installations of Pablo Augusto Tut Villegas more »

  • Music Los Tigres del Norte with Symphony

    • Fri October 30th 2015
    • 9:00 pm
    • $380 - 1620 pesos
    • Coliseo Yucatan MAP »

    Los Tigres are a norteño-band ensemble based out of San Jose, California, with origins in Sinaloa. Read more here on Wikipedia. Get your tickets here: Ópticas Espadas sucursales Montejo, Plaza Alt more »

  • Music Outdoor Performance: Cafe Tacuba

    • Sat October 31st 2015
    • 12:00 am
    • Available at the event
    • At the Monument to the Fatherland (Monumento a la Patria) MAP »

    No time is listed for this event because the 1/2 Rock n Roll Marathon begins at "dusk" and this performance takes place at the finish. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Merida Half Marathon is a 21K street party more »

  • Sports First Annual Charity Golf Tournament

    • Sat October 31st 2015
    • 7:00 am
    • $110 USD
    • Bahia Principe Golf Course MAP »

    The tournament will be a four-person captain’s choice format. Tournament day check-in begins at 7 a.m. and Tee Time is at 8 a.m.Registration fees are $110.00 US before October 13th, 2015 and $130.00 more »

  • Market Evolución Garage Sale

    • Sat October 31st 2015
    • 10:00 am
    • Free
    • Garcia Gineres MAP »

    Garage Sale to benefit the animals at Evolución. more »

  • Miscellaneous Paseo de las Animas

    • Sat October 31st 2015
    • 6:00 pm
    • Free
    • Ermita Park MAP »

    The best part (in our opinion) of the Hanal Pixan festivities... come out and see all the altars, the parade of catrinas and so much more! The event ranged from Ermita Park south to the General Cemete more »

  • Fiesta Halloween Monster Mash Horse Party

    • Sat October 31st 2015
    • 6:00 pm
    • $100 pesos per person
    • Yucatan Polo Club MAP »

    A great Halloween Party for all the kids and their adults too! Bring a bag of candy per family to contribute to the trick-or-treating. There will be a polo game from 5-6 pm and a costume contest at 8 more »

  • Film The Shining

    • Sat October 31st 2015
    • 7:00 pm
    • Free
    • Videosala of the Olimpo MAP »

    (United Kingdom 1980). Director: Stanley Kubrick. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd. A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influenc more »

  • Fiesta A Really Scary Halloween Party

    • Sat October 31st 2015
    • 7:30 pm
    • $300 pesos
    • La Casa de Itzimna MAP »

    A Halloween Party to raise funds for spaying and neutering dogs and cats of the Yucatan. Money raised will be going to three local animal groups: Evolucion Animal (Merida), No Mas Perritos (Chelem), a more »

  • Dance Saturday Night Contra Dance

    • Sat October 31st 2015
    • 8:30 pm
    • Free
    • Centro Cultural Carlos Acereto MAP »

    This is a Halloween Costume Dance. Dancers should bring their own bottle of water. Dress comfortably and wear shoes with clean soles and low heels. Beginning with the October 31 dance, newcomers shoul more »

 

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