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Locally organized rock, rap, and hip-hop concerts, as well as talks, plays, sports demonstrations, forums, and graffiti will be offered free of charge this Friday and Saturday.
Graffiti has gotten worse in the port city, hampering efforts to improve its image before both residents and visitors.
In one minor victory in the larger fight against graffiti in the historic center, municipal police said they took two teenage boys by surprise Thursday night.
The facade "rescue" plan continues in the Centro Histórico, and so do the graffiti doodlers. But municipal police say vandalism is down these days.
For painting graffiti on five Centro Histórico facades, a suspect detained by Mérida police was sent back to the scene of the crime 36 hours after his arrest.
A man who police suspect vandalized several walls in the historic center was nabbed by police after being cornered at the Teatro José Peón Contreras.