Let’s Enjoy Tijuana: Great Events in August 2016

It’s the end of summer. Sorry. But that certainly does not have to mean the end of fun.

As always, Tijuana is ready to entertain, delight, enrich, and culturally embrace everyone willing to explore its many gems. With shows, cultural promotions, musical festivities, and a great round up of art around the city, August is sure to be a month to remember.

So, Let’s Enjoy Tijuana!

Specific Date Events and On Going Events

Specific Date Events:

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6:30pm

Location: Centro Estatal de las Artes Tijuana (CEART), Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio 3era. Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., 664-104-0273, ext. 108.

Information: Narrative of a literary presentation of “Claridad y cortesia, La creacion de una belleza nueva”.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo, Room 2

Information: Conference on “Migration, Human Rights and Photojournalism”

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: Centro Estatal de las Artes Tijuana (CEART), Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio 3era Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., 664-104 0283.

Information: Sergio Zepeda celebrates 25 years of his work with his piano rendering of “Mexico and Me”.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Vestibule

Information: “Image and Construction of Urban Space” a presentation and inauguration of this reflective exposition.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7:30pm

Location: Centro Estatal de las Artes Tijuana (CEART), Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio 3era. Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., 664-104-0273.

Information: Musical concert by two local musicians, “En Suite”.

Price: $150.00 M.N. per ticket

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Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: Attendees will be entertained by Tango dances and then become active participants in this seductive dance.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: August 8 to 12, 2016 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Centro Estatal de las Artes Tijuana (CEART), Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio 3era. Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., 664-104-0273.

Information: “Construction of Documentary Projects”. This workshop will help those who already have the basics to develop their work even further.

Price: $1,700 M.N. (pesos) per person

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Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT IMAX Theatre

Information: “A Window into the Universe: Carl Sagan and the Europa mission”. After the video and conference, attendees will be able to use the Astronomical Society telescopes to view the night sky.

Price: $22.00 M.N. (pesos) per person

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Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, IMAX Theatre vestibule

Information: Come and enjoy this evening of Danzon and learn its origins, history, and refined dancing.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8:00pm

Location: CECUT Theatre

Information: A dance where classical dance, technique, expression and style meet with anthology and art.

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Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Location: Tren Turistico Tijuana-Tecate

Information: This traditional train will travel from Tijuana to Tecate and entertain its passangers with onboard festivities.

Price: $580.00 M.N. (pesos) per adult ticket, $500.00 M.N. per child price, and $560.00 M.N. per senior ticket.

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Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Design Fest, Pasaje Rodriguez, Pasaje Rodriguez, Ave. Revolucion between 3rd and 4th Street, Zona Centro Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

Information: Design Fest is an event with an aim to promote, share, demonstrate and sell original products created by artists using various methods, textiles, designs, etc. For more information please email: lacomunagallery@gmail.com

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: Homage to Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 1:0pm

Location: Centro Estatal de las Artes Tijuana (CEART), Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio 3era. Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., 664-104-0273.

Information: Literary presentation of three children’s books for everyone to enjoy.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: Centro Estatal de las Artes Tijuana (CEART), Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio 3era. Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., 664-104-0273.

Information: A musical concert “Spanish Fantasy” with guitar and piano.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8:00pm

Location: CECUT Theatre

Information: The legend of Mexican rock presents a repertoire of his mythology selections.

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Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: Recital of Spanish and Latin American music.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: “Traditional Kitchens, Cooking of Mexico”. Hear from the a woman who has traveled throughout Mexico and collected recipes and knowledge of Mexican cooking.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, August 19, 2016  and Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Vestibule

Information: Celebrations of some of Mexico’s most beloved artists. These two events will be filled with spirit and music and sure to be a hit.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Location: CECUT Theatre

Information: The famous Patch Adams will be in Tijuana giving a talk on “living a life of joy”.

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Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: Centro Estatal de las Artes Tijuana (CEART), Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio 3era. Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., 664-104-0273.

Information: Jazz concert presented at the CEART.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 4:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Vestibule

Information: Dancers come and enjoy this Danzon event.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Video Room

Information: “Musical Appreciation”

Price: Free Admission

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On Going Events:

Date: Everyday throughout August 2016

Location: Oh Zone! Family Entertainment Complex, Inside of Galerias Hipodromo, Blvd. Agua Caliente #11999, Colonia Hipodromo, 2nd floor, #208, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., 664-608-4436.

Information: Oh Zone! is a fun filled center where children and adults alike can enjoy a day out for bowling, high ropes, rock climbing, arcade games, roller skating, and even enjoy their lunch in site.

Price: Price varies depending on activity. Bowling: $53-91 pesos, Sky Jamboree is $45 pesos, Rock Climbing Wall is $30 pesos and arcade game are .25 cents per game (on average).

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Date: Every day in August 2016

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum

Information: El Trompo is a clean, active, hands-on science museum. With four floors to explore and knowledgeable personnel, El Trompo is sure to be a hit for the whole family. Special events are held throughout the month, some with a unifying theme, so make sure to check out the website before heading out. The latest new expo area is built around the theme of health and goof eating habits.

Price: $90.00 pesos admission fee

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Date: Everyday in August 2016

Location: CECUT

Information: “Espejismos” is an exhibit at the CECUT using mirrored art works.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Every day throughout August 2016

Location: CECUT

Information: “Roots” is a series that has photographed “that which makes us and created us”

Price: Free Admission every Sunday

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Date: Open every day throughout august 2016

Location: CECUT

Information: 155 top photographs from the International Photojournalism project contest. Visually stunning and a must see!

Price: Free Admission every Sunday

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Date: Every day throughout August 2016

Location: CECUT

Information: “50 years in Baja California”. An artists rendering on exposition at the CECUT.

Price: Free admission on Sundays

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Date: Every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am

Location: CECUTi Children’s Museum Area

Information: August 6 and 7: Arte-fact creation, August 13 and 14: Painting workshop, August 20 and 21: Mandala workshop, and August 27 and 28: Clay modeling workshop.

Price: $17.00 M.N. (pesos) per child

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Date: Every Saturday and Sunday in August 2016

Location: CECUTi Children’s Museum Area

Information: Saturday readings will be “The egotistical giant and others” and Sunday readings will be “The Queen and Shakespeare”

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Every Tuesday in August 2016 at 6:00pm and 8:00pm

Location: CECUT, Classroom no. 8

Information: Learn to dance with this workshop that will keep you moving and entertained- and with the whole family. Everyone is welcomed to join in the dance fun.

Price: $500.00 M.N. each participant/ month

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Date: Every day throughout August 2016

Location: CECUT IMAX Theatre

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Date: Friday, August 26 to Sunday, September 18, 2016

Location: Parque Morelos, Av. de los Insurgentes 16000, Rio Tijuana, 3era. Etapa, 22105, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. +52 664 625 2469.

Information: Tijuana’s fair has something for every member in the family: food, fun games, music concerts, and traditional fair events.

Price: Depends on what you decide to do at the fair.

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Date: Every day throughout August 2016

Location: Parque Morelos, Av. de los Insurgentes 16000, Rio Tijuana, 3era. Etapa, 22105, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. +52 664 625 2469.

Information: At 12 meters high and 250 meters long, this new addition to Parque Morelos is sure to thrill old and young alike. Additionally, Parque Morelos is filled with bike paths, grassy picnic sections, play areas, games, a zoo, and much more to explore!

Price: $50.00 pesos for “la tirolesa”

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As always, the amazing thing about this list is that it is but a small sample of all the fun events planned around Tijuana. Really. The Casa de la Cultura, Mini City, EL Trompo Interactive Science Museum, Oh Zone! Family Center, Pasaje Rodriguez, the amazing taco opportunities throughout town, a day of walking around the Mercado Hidalgo, catching a futbol game in town, or even just spending the day getting lost in one of the huge Mexican candy stores, are just some of the activities to enjoy in town. Walk around and discover just how family friendly and child friendly Tijuana really is! You will not regret a day in this vibrant city.

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