24 May 2015

Artisinal Beer Expo - Tijuana

Expo Cerveza Artesanal
Date: May 29 & 30, 2015
Time: 2:00p - 11:00p
Cost: $200 MN
Corner of Sánchez Taboada and Independencia / 10th
Zona Rio - across from Mercado Hidalgo
Tijuana and regional microbreweries will be represented along with some international brands as well.  Food trucks and local restaurants will be onsite as well.
The location is very close to Plaza Rio and is a short taxi ride from the San Ysidro / San Diego border crossing.

09 May 2015

International Day Against Homophobia

Each year community leaders and activists join in the march against homophobia.
The Tijuana march will take place on Sunday May 17, beginning at Second and Negrete (see map below).

On May 15-17 a community engagement and educational event will be held at the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMAC) at the corner of 2nd (Benito Juárez) and Constitución in Zona Centro. The program will include live music and a short film.

Topics for discussion include:
 - Struggles against homophobia
 - Advances in Mexico
 - Cultural activism

01 May 2015

Keep Tijuana Tasty

For some time Tijuana has been a growing influence in the gastronomy scene. See the post from June 2014 as a reminder of the many visits by Anthony Bordain to take in the Tijuana food scene.

Now you can get some of the best food in the city next time you go shopping or see a movie. FoodGarden Market is now open at the south end of Plaza Rio near Caliente and under Cinépolis. The entrance is from the parking lot and is easy to miss.

Vendors have an array of fresh foods, drinks, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, nuts and cheeses. 



20 April 2015

Tijuana Folk Art Festival

Date: May 20 - 24
Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Place: CECUT - Zona Rio
Cost:  $0.00 - gratis, free

The Expo Artesanal will be held on the Esplanade of CECUT (Centro Cultural).

Once again artisans will be present to show their crafts and artworks to all who are interested.

Food and drink will be available in the food pavilion, supplied by restaurants from all over Tijuana’s finer restaurants.

A stage will be available to showcase regional music and dance.

Revu-tour - A three hour walking tour of artisan shops along Avenida Revolución will be offered for the first time. English-speaking guides will provide information about the artisans and their shops. The tour will go through Pasaje Rodríguez, Pasaje Gómez, and Pasaje Revolución.

16 March 2015

Festival - Playas de Tijuana

It is again time for the Playas Festival!  This is a festival that takes place in several areas in Playas de Tijuana including the Casa de la Cultura, Parque Mexico and the Malecon (boardwalk)

March 19th - 22nd    
Entrance is free
There will be food, music, fun, crafts, and exhibits.  Some highlights are below:

March 19 - 
Casa de la Cultura 
- Danzon Encounter in the Los Arcos room
- Photography exhibit: 'Playas a través de lente' in the Álvarez Malo gallery.

March 20 - 
- Parade in honor of the arrival of Spring
   Starts at Parque México and terminates at Casa de la Cultura Playas. 
- Bohemian Night  of fun, games and food starts at 7:00 p.m.

March 21 - 
Beach walk starting at 8:00am - Salvemos la Playas an effort to clean up the beach.
Fair with live music and games at Parque Mexico during the evening
March 22 - 
Classic cars exhibition
Race along Avenida del Pacifico
Photography exhibition 'Una Ventana al Pacífico' by Omar Martinez

Playas de Tijuana is a quick drive from the El Chaparral crossing (San Ysidro).  Taxi Libre is available for about $10 US or the Ruta is available for about $1 US.