Momentos Sagrados Mayas Community Theater in X’ocen

Every Sunday, January 18-March 8

From January 18 to March 8, every Sunday at 4 p.m. Yucatan Time (CST), the village of X’ocen near Valladolid in eastern Yucatan hosts a vibrant and moving community theater performance that is an extraordinary portrayal of Mayan traditions. A production of the Laboratorio de Teatro Campesino e Indigena Community Theater Workshop, Momentos Sagrados Mayas or Sacred Mayan Moments is brought to life by 270 actors of all ages hailing from seven different villages. Admission $150 pesos per person. More information and private tours with Thomas More Travel.

Puerto Morelos Food, Wine & Music Festival February 27-28

Starting at 5 p.m., two evenings of varied music, cuisine (including lion fish dishes) and 40 different wines for sampling under a starlit sky.

Festival de Las Culturas, Mahahual, 28 February – March 7

Artists from different parts of Mexico, United States, Italy, Spain, Italy and other parts of the world gather in Mahahual for this cultural festival which will feature art and photo exhibits, theater, dance, music and film.

Cancun & Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival, March 12 – 15

Sponsored by Food & Wine Magazine and Travel & Leisure among others, the Cancún & Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival is growing in popularity with every year that passes. The 2015 festival line up features events ranging from celebrity chef conferences, star chef cooking class and lunch, wine and spirits tastings hosted by leading sommeliers, a sunset catamaran cruise, gala dinners and a gourmet tasting village.

Among the food celebrities participating are Mexican chefs Martha Ortiz and Patricia Quintana, who will be honored with a gala dinner on the theme Divas of Mexican Cuisine. Other star chefs include Eneko Atxa, Joan Roca, Juan Mari Arzak, Mikel Alonso, Bruno Oteiza, Aquiles Chavez, Yerika Muñoz, Carmen Ramirez (Titita) and Maria Teresa Ramirez Degollado and more will confirm their participation this month.

In addition to showcasing Mexican cuisine, the Festival will also pay tribute to the contribution of Spain and France to the culinary tradition of the Americas. The wine tastings will feature champagne and wines from Baja California and, Spain.

The Festival founder and president is David Amar, a longtime Royal Resorts member who has a passion for Mexico and its rich heritage.

Visit for more information.

Equinox at Chichen Itza, March 21

The famous light and shadow serpent of Kukulcan appears on El Castillo Pyramid and descends from the heavens at sunset on the day of the Spring Equinox, also visible the day before and after (cloud cover permitting).

Elsewhere in the Yucatan, at dawn on the day of the Equinox the rising sun appears through the doorway of the Temple of the Dolls in the ancient city of Dzibilchaltun to the north of Merida.

Riviera Maya Film Festival, April 23-29

Movie screenings in Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Tulum.

International Theater Festival by the Sea (FITFAM 2015), Puerto Morelos, May 14-17

More details of this event will be published in future editions of this newsletter as they become available.



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