Let’s Enjoy Tijuana: Great Events in May 2016

Summer is right around the corner and the city of Tijuana is gearing up for the fun with a full schedule this May. From classical music concerts to costume parties, opera to dance parties, ceramic painting to learning an indigenous language and everything in between, Tijuana is THE place to be this May. Come to eat, come to watch traditional folkloric dances, come to play with the kids!

Let’s Enjoy Tijuana!

Specific Date Events and On Going Events

Specific Date Events

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: “Focus and perspectives from the history of Baja California and the border: Concentration and Reorganization of the Japanese in Mexico, 1942-1945”. A conference led by Dr. Catalina Velazquez Morales in collaboration with the UABC.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 8:00pm

Location: Galerias Hipodromo Mall, Blvd. Agua Caliente, 11999, Col. Hipodromo, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-681-6885.

Information: Star Wars show, neon dance party, and costume contests at the cupula of the Galerias Hipodromo Mall. A great evening of fun entertainment for the whole family.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00am and 11:30am

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: Musical concert with selections from the baroque to contemporary tunes.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: The Baja California Orchestra is back at the CECUT with a concert that is sure to please attendees of all ages.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT Theatre vestibule

Information: Regional lore and iconography is mixed and reinvented with contemporary accents in this series titled “Our People”. Today is the inauguration of this great exposition but you can visit at any time after this grand opening celebration.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00am to 7:00pm

Location: Avenida Revolucion, Zona Centro, Tijuana. Festival starts at the Tijuana Clock on 9th Street, Avenida Revolucion.

Information: Come out to celebrate the 1st Tijuana Multicultural Fesival on Avenida Revolucion. The days events include a parade, dances, live music, food, and regional art and performances.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: The Youth Symphony will delight with their Saturday performance. Come out and support these amazing young and talented people.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:00am

Location: Train from Tijuana to Tecate (Round trip). Srating point: Estacion Garcia.

Information: This special train will depart Tijuana and travel full of wine and mariachi music to celebrate all mothers on their special day. For more information please contact Tren Turistico at 622-9771 or ensenadawine@gmail.com

Price: $580.00 M.N. for adult tickets, $560.00 M.N. for senior citizen tickets, and $500.00 M.N. for child tickets.

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Date: Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Carlos Monsivais Room

Information: Film classics will be paired with the musical classics of Bach, Saint-Saenz and Musorgski in this captivating union of several mediums.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Foyer

Information: Opera in Tijuana with special guests.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, IMAX vestibule

Information: Come and learn dance techniques, protocol and dynamics with children, youth and adults all involved in a great big dance session.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:00pm and Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

Location: Galerias Hipodromo Mall, Blvd. Agua Caliente, 11999, Col. Hipodromo, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-681-6885.

Information: Come out to Galerias Hipodromo and bring the kids to make Iron Man and Captain America masks!

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Hipodromo Caliente (the huge parking lot of the Caliente complex). Blvd. Agua Caliente 12027, Colonial Hipodromo, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, CP 22420.

Information: Food Truck Festival in Tijuana! Amazing food from some of the best restaurants, food trucks, and culinary geniuses in the region. More information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/FoodTrucksFestival

Price: Free Admission. You pay only for the food you consume.

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Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT IMAX Theatre

Information: “Window to the Universe: Life and Death of the Stars”. Come and enjoy the planetarium show, a Q & A session, and a chance to use the telescopes to see the stars.

Price: $22.00 M.N.

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Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT Theatre

Information: “The Children of Morelia”. This story is told in the voice of the 456 children that arrived in Mexico during the Spanish Civil war as they tell us about their struggles, displacement, and identity crisis in the years that followed.

Price: $100.00 M.N.

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Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016 (and again on Sunday, May 29, 2016)

Location: Parque Morelos Tijuana, Av. de los Insurgentes 16000, Rio Tijuana 3ra. Etapa, 22105, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Website: Parque Morelos Tijuana.

Information: More information can be found at www.operadetijuanayahoo.com.mx and by calling the Parque Morelos at 625-2469.

Price: $50.00 M.N.

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Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: This exhibit will ask the questions: what is BioArt? What are its origins and tendencies? How is it relevant in the region?

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Carlos Monsivais room

Information: Come out to celebrate the 210th anniversary of the birth of Benito Juarez by learning about this Mexican, el Benemerito de las Americas.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Location: Blvd. Popotla Km 30, Castillos del Mar

Information: The Rosarito Art Fest will be filled with art, live music, and local cuisine. More information can be found at the Rosarito Art Fest Website.

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Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Vestibule

Information: Monthly dance for lovers of movements to come and enjoy.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 6:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: “The Sound of Tijuana, 1920-1979”. This musical concert will bring back to life the words and sounds that this generation grew up with.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:00pm and Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: CECUT

Information: Binational encounter for Folkloric Dance. More than 10 dance troops of folk dance will gather to share the rich traditions of dance that come from throughout the country.

Price: Free Admission on Saturday, May 28th. $200.00 M.N. admission fee at the theatre for the Sunday, May 29th performance.

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Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Video Room

Information: Students from the Superior School of Music will present their talent and musical selections to what is sure to be a captive audience.

Price: Free Admission

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On Going Events:

Date: Various activities and specials throughout the week

Location: Oh! Zone Entertainment Family Complex is inside of Galerias Hipodromo Mall, Blvd. Agua Caliente 11999, Colonia Hipodromo, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-681-6885

Information: There is something for everyone in the family at Oh! Zone.

Price: Varies depending on activity. Roller skating is $63 pesos for two hours (Skate rental included), bowling is $52 for a round with shoe rental, rock wall is $30 pesos, Sky Jamboree is $37, and the arcade games are approximately .25 cents.

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Date: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Galerias Hipodromo Mall, Blvd. Agua Caliente 11999, Colonia Hipodromo, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-681-6885

Information: “Ceramic Painting” gives every visitor to the Galerias Hipodromo Mall

Price: $25.00 M.N. (pesos) each

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Date: Various dates throughout May 2016

Location: CECUT IMAX

Information: “Travesty in Space”. IMAX film with a focus on Mars.

Price: $48.00 M.N. for general admission, $27.00 M.N. for children’s admission, $29.00 M.N. admission for everyone on Wednesdays.

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Date: Various dates throughout May 2016

Location: CECUT IMAX

Information: “Wild America” IMAX Film.

Price:  $48.00 M.N. for general admission, $27.00 M.N. for children’s admission, $29.00 M.N. admission for everyone on Wednesdays.

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Date: Every Tuesday throughout May 2016

Location: CECUT, Aula de Talleres No. 8

Information: Come and learn Danzon, one of the most popular dances in Mexico. Families welcomed.

Price: $500.00 M.N. monthly fee

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Date: Every Monday in May 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: CECUT, Video Room

Information: Nahuatl is one of the 68 indigenous languages of Mexico and, in this class, you can learn to speak, read, and write it. For more information please contact 664-416-1835 and ask to speak with Mr. Edgar Ehecatl.

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Date: Exposition is open from April 29 to June 30, 2016 from 2pm to 9:00pm

Location: Galeria La Blastula, Avenida Revolucion, Pasaje Revolucion Local 213, between 3rd and 4th street, Centro de Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. The Galeria is open from 2:00pm to 9:00pm.

Information: Exposition: “May Flower” by Daniella Gallois

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Date:May 13 to May 22, 2016

Location: CECUT

Information: “Book Fair of Tijuana”. This fair will be filled with books, presentations, workshops, film, music, and food. More information can be found on their website: Feria del Libro Tijuana

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Exhibit open from March to June 2016, 9:00am to 9:00pm

Location: CECUT, Photography Walkway Vidal Pinto

Information: This is a series that photographs, reconstructs and interprets the use of objects used by guests in a motel passing through “a city like Tijuana”.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Open throughout the year

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum

Information: El Trompo is Tijuana’s children’s science museum. It is clean, big, interactive, hands-on science at its best. We highly recommend stopping by and spending the day in this huge space dedicated to science and exploration. There are also special events every month (check their website to see their updated calendar page).

Price: $68.00 M.N. admission price throughout May 2016 (special)

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Date: 2 x 1 Deal available every Tuesday in May 2016. $89 pesos for 2 hours of play deal is available any day.

Location: Mini City Tijuana is located inside the Plaza Rio Mall at Blvd. Paseo de los Heroes #95, Local C4, Zona Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +52 664 684 0393.

Information: 2 x 1 Special Tuesday deal. Mini City is a child centered mini world where kids interact and simulate the everyday life of the adults that surround them. Through play and simulation, kids learn the responsibilities and benefits of working in a dairy farm, a medical clinic, a futbol team, a firehouse, a supermarket, and several other work spaces. Truly a fun experience for both children and adults.

Price: Regular price is $149.00 M.N. (pesos) for children’s admission and $45.00 M.N. (pesos) for adult admission.

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As always, these are just but a sample of the amazing events scheduled throughout Tijuana. This is a vibrant city, full of life and child friendly opportunities. I invite you to come and discover why we love Tijuana so much. And make sure to subscribe to our blog (on the right hand side). You will receive up to date information on all the amazing places we discover in Tijuana and around the world.

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