Friday, February 17, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, February 17

** See the Carnaval Schedule in the Events section! **

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo supports artists 

Mejor oferta turística

Impulsa Juan Carrillo notables atractivos

Lanrry Parra

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de febrero.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
       Isla Mujeres is a Pueblo Magico with fine attractions that make it a unique tourist destination, which includes the Fair of Art and Flavor (Feria del Arte y Sabor), which includes products made by local artists, live music, national, regional, and international food stalls, craft beer, (and art by foreign artists). Isla Mujeres is an island with a history of recognized artists, and for this municipal administration it is of utmost importance to continue promoting the new generations of local artists, said the director general of Culture and Arts, who added that in this initiative has the full support of the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis. 
     The Feria del Arte & Sabor is held monthly (sic, in high season it's every Thursday), next to the Casa de la Cultura, at Abasolo. This cultural event attracts hundreds of tourists and local residents. Isla Mujeres has the legacy of artists, composers and musicians who have transcended borders, contributing to shape the character and cultural identity of the islanders, which is also reflected in the streets with vibrantly colored murals representing nature and passages of daily life.
     Rubén Pérez Martín, Director of the Institute of Culture and Arts, said that on the instructions from the municipal president, various events have been launched in order to promote various artistic and cultural expressions on the Island and in the Continental Zone, such as Feria del Arte y Sabor.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

During the Apex Festival the Colectivo Mahache painted a series of murals in #IslaMujeres. Here is one of the most prominent, which you can see on the #CasadelaCultura. Go and visit it and take a picture!
Durante el #FestivalApex el Colectivo Mahache realizó una serie de murales en #IslaMujeres, te dejamos aquí uno de los más destacados, que puedes apreciar en la #CasaDeLaCultura.
¡Visítalo y tómate una foto! #HagamosFuturo


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Feria del Arte y Sabor./Fair of Art and Flavors  (See translation above in DQR)…/

Taxi union leader rejects decision of JLCA…/

Wato should convene to new elections within a period of not more than 15 days - said  Miguel Chan Mena who leads the movement "Allies for Democracy"…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Controversy over increase in Ultramar ferry fares  
Revisión de costos de operación de Ultramar [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Former municipal official Arturo Rios Magana wants the city to request that the SCT review the costs of operations in response to a 100 percent increase in fares by Ultramar between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez. This official previously participated in litigation before COFECE (Federal Commission of Economic Competence) which resulted in a million dollar fine against Ultramar. He wants to know if this increase is justified or excessive, which went into force recently for domestic and foreign users of the route between Puerto Juarez and Isla Mujeres.
   As previously noted, the first increase occurred before Christmas, which was 22 percent, from 164 to 200 pesos round trip, and then last week it was increased again to 300 pesos, round trip. This amount is equal to the fee between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel which is three times as far, in the open sea, unlike the Bay of Isla Mujeres.

Taxi union leader clings to his office  
El “Wato” aferrado al cargo+] Ver masFull article at this link

Slow work by CFE affecting business  
Lenta obra afecta al comercio.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

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 February Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Feb. 2   Thursday 4-9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Feb. 5   Sunday   8p Town Square  The Noches Magicas performances will feature three singers and four dance troupes, including the children's Folklorico troupe
                                  Constitution Day This is the Centennial. The Mexican Constitution was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro by a Constitutional Convention during the Mexican Revolution. It was approved by the Mexican Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917.

Feb. 6 Monday  Day Off for Constitution Day (A Federal holiday, some cities & towns will have parades and celebrations. This is the Centennial)

Feb 7-11 Island Time Fishing Tournament

Feb. 9  Thursday 4-9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Sunset ~6:40p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Feb. 10  6:39 followed by a lunar eclipse
Feb. 11  7:36
Feb. 12  8:31
Feb. 13  9:24
    Feb. 14  10:16   
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Feb 11-16 National Artisans Fair 11a-10p Town Square

Feb. 12  Sunday   8p  Noches Magicas performances  Town Square

Feb. 14  Tuesday  Valentine's Day

Feb. 16  Thursday 4-9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Feb. 19  Sunday   8p  Noches Magicas performances  Town Square

Feb. 23  Thursday 4-9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Feb. 24  Friday   Flag Day

Feb. 24-28  Carnaval 

Coronation of the Kings & Queens of Carnaval
Performances by Carnaval Dance Troupes
Town Square / 8p
Dance to Live Music by MegaBoom

Performances by Carnaval Dance Troupes
Dance Show & Live Music
Kimbara Show (*Here's a version sung by Celia & Tito: )
Town Square / 8p

Begins at the monument in front of the Naval base on Rueda Medina.
Concludes in front of the Posada Beach (*aka Playa Centro) / 3p
Live DJ music at the Posada Beach and in the street of Rueda Medina.
Performances by Children's Dance Troupes & Persons w Disabilities.
Children's Costume Contest
Children's Show of Botargas (*Costumed Characters like Barney & Dr Simi)
Town Square / 3p
Performance by Senior Citizens Carnaval Dance Troupe
Performances by Carnaval Dance Troupes
Performances by Carnaval Dance Troupes of Diversity
Daudeth Alarcon: Master of Ceremonies
Dance to Live Music
Town Square / 8p

Begins at the monument in front of the Naval base on Rueda Medina.
Concludes in front of the Posada Beach (*aka Playa Centro) / 3p
Traditional Night
Carnaval Dance Troupes
Adult Costume Contest
Nani Namu & Stars Show (*Comedy & Dance & Crossdressing)
Dance to Live Music
Town Square / 8p

Negrada & Toro Petate / In the town streets after noon
(*La Negrada celebrates the Afro-Caribbean roots of Carnaval & also dressing as opposite sex. Toro Petate features a dance-fight w one character in a huge costume.)
Performances by Carnaval Dance Troupes
Burning of Juan Carnaval
Last Will & Testament of Juan Carnaval
Dance to live music by Junior Klan
Town Square / 8p

Carnaval Dance Troupe from Holbox "Las Dormadoras" dancing in the streets of Isla Mujeres.

Photos by Bruce from Carnaval 2015

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9 thru April 20.

Yoga at the Casa Cultura on Monday & Wednesday mornings at 9am and Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6pm. On the back street, Guerrero, at Abasolo.

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